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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christine Essels CD 2 Party in The Valley

Christine Essel was excited to host the party for her upcoming election.

Christine hands the microphone to her friend Frank Sheftel.

Former CD 2 Councilwoman Wendy Gruel thanks the restaurant owner for hosting the party.

Pop singer Callie Carson entertained the crowd with some popular music.

Joe Essavi brought his absentee ballot and marked it for Christine Essel in front of the crowd.
In early, early election returns, it is Christine Essel 1, Paul Krekorian 0.

Augusto Bisani endorses Christine Essel and says Paul Krekorian " just wasn't for me".


Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG. Wendy let these bottom three guys speak in support of Chris in her presence? of course, we don't even want to know why the fourth man of the bottom four was not there.

You know something, I am beginning to think this race is no longer Krekorian vs. Essel. With Wendy's continued involvement, this is going to go down as Krekorian vs. Wendy.

I hope, for Wendy's sake, that Wendy can get an upper hand against Nuch on this audit stuff. If she gets into any more mess with Nuch her popularity goes down.

But the good news for Essel is that she is starting to do some negative print campaigning. It's about time. Unfortunately, all of CD2 has been conditioned to see some nasty flyers so I doubt they will score points.

Go to the League of Women Voters debate tomorrow night. It's at the North Hollywood Masonic Lodge.

November 15, 2009 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard the word that Dale Thrush & Wendy are furious about the Sunland-Tujunga endorsement.

November 15, 2009 7:27 PM  

Anonymous JennerjahnWatch said:

On Aug 11th at 8:34 am
Phil Jennerjahn said

"Krekorian/Essel/Galatzan must be defeated in this important CD 2 election. They are Mayor Villaraigosa-supported and an "Axis of Evil"."

November 15, 2009 7:31 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:


That's funny.

Actually I've always been against Krekorian all the way. I would have supported Tamar Galatzan or Chris Essel against Paul...because he is the absolute worst.

A job-hopping, tantrum-throwing diva.

Oh yeah...and the whole Socialist thing, too.

November 15, 2009 7:57 PM  

Anonymous JennerjahnWatch said:

On Aug 11th at 8:34 am
Phil Jennerjahn said

"Krekorian/Essel/Galatzan must be defeated in this important CD 2 election. They are Mayor Villaraigosa-supported and an "Axis of Evil"."

You are a flip-flopper.
You are inconsistent.
You pander to politicians.
You are a loser.

November 15, 2009 8:10 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I'm trying to keep from laughing. Who else besides Frank Sheftel, Wendy, Phil, Father Guido Sarducci, Joe Essavi, the singer chick and the cook was there? Doesn't look like anyone.

Even Wendy looks depressed.

Far different scene than Krekorian's office opening in Sunland-Tujunga.

November 15, 2009 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Axis of Weasels"

....and Jennerdumb.

November 15, 2009 8:18 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


I thought that was Wendell Greuel.

November 15, 2009 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

On Aug 11th at 8:34 am
Phil Jennerjahn said

"Krekorian/Essel/Galatzan must be defeated in this important CD 2 election. They are Mayor Villaraigosa-supported and an "Axis of Evil"."

JennerjahnWatch is here to report on the constant stream of idiocy that emerges from the mouth of the birthday party clown known as Jennerjahn.

November 15, 2009 8:25 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Hey Michael,

Good old Abe Lincoln gave an better stump speech at Disneyland for the price of an "A" ticket, compare to the "sinking vessel called Essel".

November 15, 2009 8:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't even have to look at the credits to see who wrote this.
Get a job Phil! Please change parties, you give Republicans a bad name! People will think that all idiots like you. You never seem to get your story straight and you don't know what your are writing about, so why do you continue to write?

November 15, 2009 8:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, How can someone go from being a member of "The Axis of Evil" to your choice for office of a district that you don't even live in? Can you please explain?

November 15, 2009 8:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where's the pictures of the audience?

November 15, 2009 8:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What audience? There was no one there.

November 15, 2009 8:52 PM  

Anonymous Rhymin' Simon said:

There once was a fellow named Phil
Who aspired to Capital Hill
His blog wouldn't nap
There was no bottlecap
So HE capped it against his own will

November 15, 2009 8:56 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Please take down your campaign signs that are scattered all over Sunland-Tujunga. A complaint is going to be filed with the City.

November 15, 2009 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was this a campaign rally or international convention of bottom feeders.

You have the PPL and the Nuch and these morons are your featured speakers?

The guy who cant speak English.
The drug dealing Willy Wonka.
The chubby guy.

All of whom combined got less than 800 votes.

November 15, 2009 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjahn must have a romantic thing for Essel, its the only way his stupidity makes any sense.

November 15, 2009 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Father Guido Sarduchi? I guess Italian Americans who disagree with Higby get mocked and aren't entitled to an opinion.

November 15, 2009 9:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Three weeks out from the election and they are listening to top 40 tunes.

Hacopian must be laughing in his bunker.

November 15, 2009 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Certain Public Servants are freaking out about Essel's campaign going south. Intimidation is the new technique. Ethics be damned, they want to keep their CD2 jobs no matter the cost.

November 15, 2009 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What food did they serve Phil?

And how many Recall Antonio signatures do you have?

You're going to be judged on this when you run for Congress, and it is not going to be forgotten until you show the signatures or you admit you fucked up.

November 15, 2009 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



November 15, 2009 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy would never acknowledge any of these idiots the day after the election.

They are just way to stupid to know the contempt she has for them.

November 15, 2009 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil I know your a nice guy and your trying to help Essel?

But none of your posts are doing much for her campaign.

Nothing personal, just some friendly advice.

November 15, 2009 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boy, what a sorry ass excuse of a million dollar campaign.

November 15, 2009 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Phil must have been excited by Callie Carson's legs.

Otherwise it looks like the yearly round up at the moron coral.

November 15, 2009 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Father Guido Sarducci - ha ha ha

if you have to take a photo of the cook noone was there

November 15, 2009 10:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where was the restaurant? The setting did not look appealing. Did they serve greuel?

I'm no fan of Paul K, but Wendy turns my stomach.

A. Seltzer

November 15, 2009 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Considering the last few elections were decided by a few hundred votes, those guys and there 800 votes could just decide this election in Essels favor. So laugh all you want, it'll be those 3 and Essel that will be laughing all the way to City Hall and victory. Pauls on a camel back to Burbank on Dec 9. I hear there's a council seat coming up there soon. He still owns his home there. Good luck burbankians.

November 15, 2009 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah Phil, Essel's got important people like the PPL's Weber, Repovich and Nuch and their mutual best buddy Zine and THIS is what you could scare up? Geeze, Louise.

Nuch may be a laughingstock in much of the city but he's got his fan base in people like Walter Moore's and Ron Kaye's readers in CD2. I wouldn't bring him to Sherman Oaks or an upscale crowd anymore, unless they're all really old people - went to a philanthropy thing there and when his name came up it was rolling eyes and shaking heads. But this place looks like it could have used some of their energy.

He and Zine are like Sarah Palin - the snobs hate them, but the ones who have to go to five colleges in 6 years to graduate like her, or have to go to an unaccredited night law school or never went to a 4-year college at all, "get it."

Maybe he didn't go because of the tiff with Wendy? Enough elitism, screw the Catie Courics and Wendy's, we need "real men" who aren't afraid to be bold and loud and do what they want even if it's illegal, and be vulgar and talk dirty and belch out loud. To lie and deceive people if that's what it takes to get elected. Hell, they know what's right in their hearts and will do whatever it takes to get there, no stupid laws or ethics or pansy-ass manners will stop them. Essel needs them now for her heavy cannon fire.

November 15, 2009 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


How do you say Mary Benson and Tamar.

Make that 3,000 votes.

November 15, 2009 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, Were there danishes? I don't see any food. Is McClueless overdressed or are the others underdressed? Phil, did you entertain too?

Heard that the Hollywood/ Highland Spiderman character was busted, there's an opening for his spot.

November 15, 2009 11:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That was BISANI who's clearly overdressed for the occasion. You know those I-Talians, lousy at politics but snazzy dressers and eaters. Was there pasta and pastry, canneloni or canoli?

November 15, 2009 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard a cashier at the store say that his DONE project coordinator said that he heard a CD 2 staffer say that neither Wendy nor Dale Thrush give a flying fuck about the Sunland-Tujunga endorsement.

November 16, 2009 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Essel loses this election, how do you plan on spinning it? Will all the people that voted for Krekorian become freedom hating liberals? Do tell.

November 16, 2009 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First poster hopes for Wendy's sake that she can get an upper hand on the Nuch audit? If Nuch doesn't quit messing with Wendy, his popularity will plummet ten times more than it already has.

Face it. The guy has lost all credibility with everyone who supported him already. It couldn't get worse for Wendy in this situation. It's one of the few that she is right about.

November 16, 2009 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:10, Really? Just remember what that store clerk said, and wait until the the truth comes out. You'll see.

November 16, 2009 12:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't have to wait. Rumors that make it to checkers at Ralph's are extremely accurate in my experience.

Go Paul!

Paul Krekorian, CD 2 Councilmember

Looks good, huh?

November 16, 2009 12:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can I just say that her sloppy dumb white blouse looks silly with her polyester brown pants. You know she's not Antonio's girl or he would have her in an Armanai white tailored shirt, not a Mossimo from Target.

November 16, 2009 12:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:50, I'm not pro-Essel and dislike her just because she's desperate and dumb enough to actually think Nuch's endorsement is a plus. But to be fair, when she dresses nicely she's criticized for standing out too much from the crowds especially at S-T so she probably TRIED to dress down. Problem is she has no style - it's harder to dress down WEll.

Any dolt can look good in expensive, tailored suits. Even Antonio - who also looks slobby and badly dressed in jeans or casual. So don't hold him up as a model of style. He tries TOO hard to look GQ - laughable how he ALWAYS throws his suit jacket over a shoulder for just that "jaunty" look when in fact he grew up as a gangbanger, it's so unnatural.
(Don't laugh you Republicans - your Cooley, Zine and Nooch are no better. When they're not in suits from Men's Wearhouse - or Nooch in his mafia-style double-breasted pins - they all look like your average fat-belly in Pacoima.)

Casual takes PERSONAL STYLE and neither of them has it. NONE of the city or county pol gals do, certainly not Essel's helper Wendy and lord no, not Perry or Hahn, Molina. Burke came closest, especially for a gal her age.

November 16, 2009 1:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I suppose you're right 1:08. Not that I would ever really judge my own candidate over their clothing style or suit expenses. But she looks so bad in the casual frumpy slack and shirt combo.

I think a candidate should wear a suit no matter which neighborhood they're campaigning in. It's more important to see their personal style, as you pointed out, but if you can't make that happen, then it's best that they wear the expensive suit that makes even dolts look good.

Believe me, I can't vote for Essel no matter what she wears.

November 16, 2009 1:48 AM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

What's the story of Chris Essel's involvement in handing over those old landmark east Hollywood buildings to the Church of Scientology? The Hollywood BID, Essel's Paramount and the CRA triangulated to the point of conspiracy on behalf of Hollywood 90028 refurbishment in late 1980's and early 1990's, well enough for Essel to end up on the CRA board by 1996.

If you like Hollywood & Highland, fire sale real estate scams, and historic restoration by Scientology, you'll love what Essel does for North Hollywood. "Stay tuned."

November 16, 2009 3:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

C'mon this site has had more of the CD2 race then anything else. Hellooooo this is Los Angeles not only the valley. There are far more other pressing issues then CD2. This is a thread that should be posted Phil.

L.A. tops on disaster wish list
If the end of the world were decided by popular vote, Angelenos would be in big trouble.
A recent poll by Fandango.com, tied to the end-of-the-world flick "2012," found the city that most moviegoers wanted to see destroyed, at least on film, was Los Angeles.

November 16, 2009 6:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Frank Sheftel not have a wife to tell him not to wear a blue baseball cap with that blazer?

November 16, 2009 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sheftel looks like a moron with a sports jacket and Cubs hat.

Can't you just hear Greuelsome moaning as she saw this motley crew with its over-dressed, under-dressed sloppily-dressed and Target-dressed (as in E$$-hole).

Mean while, Wendy always wears that same damn Nehru jacket in a multitude of colors. But it was the same damn jacket all the fucking time! Poorly dressed birds of a feather flock together.

November 16, 2009 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:







November 16, 2009 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Frank and Wife?

You don't know Frank very well do you.

November 16, 2009 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Chris is a Scientologist herself.

November 16, 2009 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Party, oh yeah.

With so much excitement who needs laxatives.

November 16, 2009 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who are the Augusto Bisani voters?

This might be the endorsement that puts Essel over the top.

November 16, 2009 10:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sanchez just endorsed Krekorian.

November 16, 2009 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Republicrat Democan said:


How much longer are you going to allow this idiot -Phil - besmirch the good name of self-respecting Republicrats everywhere?

November 16, 2009 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel is a Scientologist? Oh come on...

November 16, 2009 11:53 AM  

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