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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunland-Tujunga Fights Back Against Essel, the Downtown Insider

I am getting around 7 high gloss mailers a day from Chris Essel. I'm not sure which forest she and the IBEW purchased, but that's a lot of trees in my mailbox. I'm not the only one that is annoyed by the Essel mailer flood. My friends and colleagues in beautiful & independent Sunland-Tujunga have decided to fight back against the quantity, and even more importantly, the content of those mailers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

You better be fighting Essel, she owns a ton of stock in Home Depot.
Did she ever bother to mention that?

November 22, 2009 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dale Thrush is looking for another job. The crowd goes wild!

November 22, 2009 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone go wake up Shallman, he needs to activate his spin team.

November 22, 2009 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy led the fight against Home Depot. Wendy endorsed Essel.

Brendan Huffman led the fight FOR Home Depot. Huffman endorsed Krekorian.

Enough said.

November 22, 2009 11:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brendan did not lead the fight for Home Depot. He was a spokeshole for VICA. It was Latham & Watkins,
Dakota Communications, and Consensus Planning, who are all supporting Essel.

November 22, 2009 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman's coming. He'll be here around 4:00 a.m. as usual - you can tell from the slurred writing. You can distinguish between him and Wet Spot who's ALWAYS an incoherent mess day or night. Shallman's the one about whom you can ask, when is he lying? When he's moving his mouth or keyboard or paying someone to.

Essel's paid "volunteers" like Phil and Spot are always clueless, especially the ACORN people. The "I spit on you" folks and general haters - his rank and file - are always nonsensical and don't know what "legal" means (anything Nooch Cooley's Pooch make it up to be) but usually spoll mostly OK.

November 22, 2009 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy only wanted to defuse the Home Depot situation when it became clear it would be her undoing, that the supporters wouldn't go away quietly.

Then she forget about and ignored them. Typical Shallman client gimmick. FALSETanich took it to a new low. Just like E$$el's copying.

November 22, 2009 11:36 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

This post kind of makes Joe B sound like a crybaby.

So Essel is sending mailers...so what!??

Like Krekorian isn't?

Give me a break.

November 22, 2009 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil Jennerjahn said... I'm going to shut up and get a job!

November 22, 2009 11:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A vote for Essel is a vote for Measure B and Son of Measure B!

November 22, 2009 11:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, the last thing you want to be doing is messing with S-T. Just ask Home Depot.

November 23, 2009 12:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This post makes Joe B's Sunland Tujunga look like the last of a dying breed. Kind of sad. Where's Kate Winselt/Abbey Dimond?

November 23, 2009 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the person @12:03 poking fun at the people of S-T, or did someone really just post that in seriousness?

November 23, 2009 12:32 AM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Yeah, Phil-- don't mess w/ us SUPER-BAD-ASSES in Sunland/Tujunga or I will force you to eat at Coco's and then I will ceremoniously RUB YOU HEAD!!!!!

November 23, 2009 12:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And now can we get help in keeping Home Depot out of Mission Hills on the hotel property "Guest Inn" on Sepulveda?

I hope the Sunland-Tujunga pros can come help us. We don't need one with our favorite True Value Hardware store directly across the street!

November 23, 2009 12:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian must be stopped.

November 23, 2009 12:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love the ST activists.

They know how to fight.

November 23, 2009 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just think about this -
all those Essel flyers paid for by the IBEW comes off the back of us -the rate payers who pay for their outrageous salaries!!!

November 23, 2009 1:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow that these people think that when Essel wins that she isnt gonna remember the clowns that did all they could to defeat her? Well good luck mending that fence losers.

November 23, 2009 2:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you think the people in Council District 2 are too stupid to decide what's good for them, then let downtown decide for them. That is what this election is about.

That's what it is all about, plain and simple. Of course, you will know whether CD 2 is too stupid because JennerJack on a Candle Stick will be your Field Deputy. Good luck getting your street cleaned.

November 23, 2009 5:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sunland-Tujunga wouldn't know a good thing if it hit its residents in the face.

People who are ungrateful for the hundreds of J-O-B-S that Home Depot would have brought.

I have to ask, what is in the place that would have been the Home Depot? Is it providing hundreds of jobs now? Good jobs? Any jobs? Any business taxes?

Or is it now an empty shell of a building waiting for a business to come in and bring it, and jobs, and taxes to life?

November 23, 2009 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, but thank God it's not shitty old Home Depot who treats its employees like crap and do not respect the communities in which it operates.

November 23, 2009 8:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil- you said "So Essel is sending mailers...so what!??

Like Krekorian isn't?"

Is Krekorian flooding us with 7 flyers a day? Short answer? NO

November 23, 2009 8:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel and Carol Schatz of the Downtown ASSocition must be stopped. Evil personified. They represent the greedy pigs of our society. I hope the CD2 activists have mobilized their email networks like they did for Trutanich.

November 23, 2009 8:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy led or was she led ? Come on idiot. It was a cynical political move, her MO.

November 23, 2009 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian must be stopped.

November 23, 2009 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B.

Don't respond to Phil's idiotic comment. Do as PHIL does, which is wait for about 15 hours, until the comment is buried and just be dismissive of him, the way he is of us.

That'll show him. Then, when he bottle caps you, you can do it back to him.

See how easy it is when you deal with a fuckin' child?

November 23, 2009 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy did not lead the fight against Home Depot. She was dragged kicking and screaming to the table.

Home Depot would not have employed very many people from Sunland-Tujunga. Most of them would have come from Pacoima and San Fernando.

Phil Jennerjahn: Could there a bigger fool?

November 23, 2009 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1029, if that's so, it's just because the s.t. people aren't bright enough to get jobs at home depot. Otherwise, why do you think they wouldn't get work there?

PS u have to be really thick in the skull to not get a job at home depot. it's a fucken hardware store!

November 23, 2009 10:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


SHUT THE F*** UP!!! No one wants to hear you talk about LA anymore. You ran a failed campaign for MAYOR and now you feel like you know what you are talking about. How many times have you posted on this site and have been wrong...many times. Joe B. Keep on writing...your stories are credible and truly represent what the people feel. Higby don't let Phil post on your blog anymore...its pointless information.

November 23, 2009 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Nina Royal said:

Quote by: November 23, 2009 8:02 AM

"Sunland-Tujunga wouldn't know a good thing if it hit its residents in the face.

People who are ungrateful for the hundreds of J-O-B-S that Home Depot would have brought.

I have to ask, what is in the place that would have been the Home Depot? Is it providing hundreds of jobs now? Good jobs? Any jobs? Any business taxes?

Or is it now an empty shell of a building waiting for a business to come in and bring it, and jobs, and taxes to life?"

DEAR 8:02 AM

I am inviting you and all who are interested to attend our STNC meetings, and also check out our website for the minutes. (http://www.stnc.org)

You will find that our community members have been busy improving our community with a project that will utilize the former Kmart property (site of the former Home Depot Project)for the benefit of our entire region

You will discover that Mission College is coming to the former Kmart site and they are working to also bring in a much needed Target type general store to share the property. They plan to use funds from the rental of the property to pay for operating expenses. Prop J funds are committed for purchasing the land, demolishing the old unsafe building and erecting new buildings for our satellite campus. The college will be using only one third of the property and we will also be getting a much needed community room. We will also have sub-terrain parking.

The College will be holding a meeting with our neighborhoods toward the end of January to discuss and obtain community input in order to help determine what programs will best benefit our presently underserved region. We already have several good program suggestions from community members which is a very positive step for our community.

The STNC Land Use Committee meeting is tonight(Monday) at 7 pm North Valley City Hall, 7747 Foothill Blvd. Everyone is welcome to attend. You are also invited to attend our General Meeting, held the second Wednesday of each month, at the same location.

Nina Royal
V.P.- Outreach
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC)
Please visit: www.stnc.org for updates regarding our community

November 23, 2009 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Target is a general store? Maybe Phil can ride his horse there.

November 23, 2009 9:47 PM  

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