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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Los Angeles Political Hot Sheet For Thursday

"The trickle before the Flood??"
We are on bloggin storm watch!!
What will be interesting to note in this upcoming weather event, is the coordination of local agencies and the political leadership response. The rains that are forecast for next week are on the level of the 2004-2005 rainy season which set an all-time record for rainfall in Los Angeles (as recorded in the official Los Angeles rain gauge at USC).
Many will remember then Mayor James Hahn, in his yellow rain gear, responding to trouble spots around the city with then mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa closely behind him in search of photo ops. In one instance Mayor Hahn had just assess the damage in the Garvanza area of CD 14 where homes were "red-tagged" only to see Villaraigosa show up and get camera time in helping one family remove belongings from their home.
Who shall take the lead in the "politics of weather" next week? Will be of interest, only after the top priority of making sure that all are well in the areas of concern.
** While residents in the burn areas eye the puffy clouds of rain in their future, the LA Weekly reports that the Los Angeles City Council puffed away another day in the search of Medical Marijuana reform. Meanwhile the editorial scribes at the "Old Gray Westside Hag on Spring Street came out against legalizing "ganga" in California.
** In CD 14, we have an Rick Coca sighting. Coca who once reported for the Daily News but now is earning each penny in spinning/ communicating the positive attributes of Councilman Jose Huizar (when he is not typing "Coca Puffs" on the blogs). Coca responded to criticism of Councilman Huizar over his delay in announcing a $50,000 reward for information on the murder of an fifteen year old Boyle Heights teen in December, which we noted here at Mayor Sam last week.
** Warning!! This make cause you to shed some tears. LA Times Scribe David Zahniser reports on the potential increase in stress for the "Fifteen within the Horseshoe on Spring Street" as they jockey for their respective political futures.
** Los Angeles County Fire Urban Search and Rescue members are on the way or on scene in Haiti to help in the massive international effort, that is unfolding to help the millions that have been affected by Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. We wish them godspeed in their efforts.
** Our old bloggin colleague Joseph Mailander has an missive in the current LA Weekly on the "politics of opera" and its potential cost to the Los Angeles taxpayers.
** Lastly, the picture above was taken last June, at what was left of the Hazard Park Wetlands. This after the sensitive habitat was weed whacked in an supposed act of miscommunication. may our upcoming rains help replace what many have given to preserve.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Your thoughts.........................

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35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"protential"

I couldn't resist.

January 14, 2010 8:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"just access the damage in the Garvanza area of CD 14"

DID YOU MEAN "ASSESS" RUDD SPIT?

January 14, 2010 8:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"will be of interest, only after the top priority of making sure that all are well in the areas of concern"

????????????????????????

January 14, 2010 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rumor has it that Jose Huizar has at least one staffer watching every Red Spot post to pick out all of his errors.

Ha!!!!!

January 14, 2010 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ed Reyes just called. He says Red Spot is dumber than even he is!

January 14, 2010 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I care as much about cd14 as I do about Haiti. NOT AT ALL!

January 14, 2010 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Business owners are complaining about the pilot illegal vendor market Huizar wants to have behind LA Parrilla. Seems those illegal vendors will profit but wont' have to pay for a business license or any taxes while the businesses along Cesar Chavez will suffer. Huizar has over $1 mil in discretionary funds but he makes businesses like La Parrilla, Teresitas, La Moscota, and others DONATE to all his events or else. Huizar is a bad man

January 14, 2010 8:56 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Rde Stpo bad this morning.

January 14, 2010 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YOU GUYS ARE MISSING THE BALL ON THE WARRANTS SERVED ON RICHARD ALARCON THIS MORNING.

January 14, 2010 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why isn't Mayor Sam reporting that a warrant search was done today on Alarcon's residences?

Even if Cooley is probably doing it so he can show he is willing to go after corruption when he runs for AG, at least its a start.

Cooley, I'm still not convinced your good enough. You need to do more.

I'm sure there is more low hanging fruit to go after hard and get the ball rolling.

It needs to be done and done now! Not six months from now!

January 14, 2010 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilmemeber Janice Hahn insisted that the council hear public comment prior to the council members voting on the issues regarding Medical Marijuana. Thank you Janice! Good trait for a LT.Gov to have.

January 14, 2010 3:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

D.A. Investigating Claim That Councilman Alarcon Has Been Living Outside Own District
Councilman Richard Alarcon.
‚ÄčThe Los Angeles District Attorney's office is investigating a claim that City Councilman Richard Alarcon has been living outside his district, which would be illegal, the office confirmed to L.A. Weekly Thursday.

On Tuesday the D.A. served search warrants on two residences tied to the the Valley representative, one his wife owns inside his district -- a Panorama city home that he has claimed is his official residence -- and another one she owns outside his district, in Sun Valley, according to the D.A.

January 14, 2010 3:21 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

The misspellings are like flavoring participles to me; they add local colour.

Hey Red Sopt, thanks much for the shout out--it's more than a lot of other aggregators around town--increasingly marginalizing themselves--could muster!

January 14, 2010 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Breaking News! LA County DA going after Councilmember Richard Alarcon. Search warrents served at the home in CD7 which is unoccupied and the one in CD2 where he lives.
As we have seen in past months, this election fraud is a felony. Adios Mr. A. Get ready for a Special Election in CD7 and by the way you will have to live in CD7 to run.

January 14, 2010 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA TImes has an article confirming the earlier post about Alarcon.

Jan Perry and Paul Koretz should be nervous, very, very nervous.

January 14, 2010 8:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would like to know what this blog was behind every other damn blog in l.a. on this story, including the one whose boss's name Higby forbade us frommentioning.

What's going on with this blog?

January 14, 2010 9:07 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

9:07,
Thank you for your comments. Currently, our cutting edge newsroom of highly paid and bonus driven bloggers are out on the town celebrating another year of record breaking profits.
If our complete failure to cover, what every other blogger and news outlet is covering, is not to your satisfaction, please mail us your current Mayor Sam billing statement and we will gladly refund your subscription fees for January.

January 14, 2010 9:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder if they can retroactively go after Nate Holden for living in Marina del Rey, not even in the City of Los Angeles.

January 14, 2010 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you're making a big deal out of nothing with Alarcon. Who cares about the DA and their search for the councilman whose wife owns property outside the district. It's such a small area over there.

I don't think it's as big of a story as some of you might want it to be.

Sorry about that.

January 14, 2010 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This raid was just aprelude to the real ongoing investigation - that of the dealings between Alarcon and James Acevedo. Remember, there is stilll around $4 million in taxpayer funds missing - Acevedo already filed for bankruptcy. The Feds have been looking at this for a while but needed help from Cooley to kick the leaf pile.

January 15, 2010 6:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:26pm is so stupid, he sounds like Phil Jennerjahn.

What makes you think that Marina del Rey ISN'T a part of Los Angeles?

If you're saying that Holden didn't live in HIS district, that's not what you wrote. MDR IS part of the city of l.a. JACKASS!

January 15, 2010 7:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:08 = Colossal Jackass.

Marina Del Rey is UNINCORPORATED LA COUNTY. Idiot! Fool! Buffoon! Moron! Pendejo! Estupido! Cryloser!

January 15, 2010 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MDR is not City of L.A. idiot.

January 15, 2010 7:40 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Sometimes, we benefit from a politician spending time outside of his district. For instance, thanks to Nate needing a grand Baron Hausmann-like boulevard to make sure he could reach the Marina quickly, we have a stunningly sweeping Venice, wider than wide, complete with friendly wide bicycle lanes, flattened hills, and acceptably synchronized lights. Not even the 33 or 333 lines slow down the pace of Venice to the Marina--they are the best crosstown busses in LA.

January 15, 2010 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THe 5 city council members who attended the Ritz Carlton waste of money all got campaign money from AEG. Jan Perry wants AEG to help her with Mayor run. YEAH RIGHT!!

"""Leiweke acknowledged many of the power players who had come out to honor him. It cost AEG $100,000 to illuminate the tower for the night (WATE OF $$$$)
And he proposed, jokingly, that since there was close to a quorum with so many City Council members in attendance

January 15, 2010 8:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't you go to Bill Rosendahl's council website and see if it says that he represents (parts of) MDR.

You must be Phil Jennerdoodle.

January 15, 2010 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PHIL! STOP YOUR CHILDISH GAMES!

MDR IS NOT PART OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES! AND YOU WANTED TO BE THE MAYOR, BUT YOU DONT KNKOW THIS?

January 15, 2010 8:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's Friday? What's the excuse for no new Hot Sheet, today? Kind of odd no thread about Alarcon. When is the last time a CM was being investigated by D.A.? But no mention here? O.K.!

January 15, 2010 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I AM OFFICIALLY BANNING PHIL.

-mrs. higby

January 15, 2010 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you guys taking another four day weekend?

Where is the morning update? Even a poorly spelled one from Scott is better than nothing. Barely better, but better none the less.

January 15, 2010 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF??? How embarrassing the Mayor and Garcetti have absolutely no shame.They will appear on All My Children episode now filming in Atwater Village,. Its in LA Now

January 15, 2010 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A. Slimes article on AEG Ho-tel opening. "Carmen Trutanich was invited but did not attend."

Once again Trutanich shows he cannot be bought or seduced by rich campaign donors who's real agenda is to loot the city of L.A.

January 15, 2010 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:40

The question is why elected officials should be allowed to select the laws they wish to violate?

We hold our elected officials to a higher standard of ethicial behavior than others. And in return we have made them the highest paid in the nation.

January 15, 2010 2:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's obvious that Trutanich, Cooley and buddies made a call (wink-wink) to "Cooley", to insist he harass Alarcon.

As a former business owner in Marina Del Ray, it IS unincorporated County. Hint: Business taxes. What part of MDR do you consider to be Los Angeles? Playa Vista? They are Los Angeles but call themselves Marina Del Ray. If it makes them feel better-whatever.

Perhaps it's time for LA to have some at-large council members. These boring complaints, (Oh so and so lives 2.4 miles out of the district - whine, whine) are starting to get annoying. Especially knowing that it's really all about the Cooley/Trutanich/Berger-types being mad at Richard Alarcon.

What's your real beef?

January 16, 2010 1:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Story was on last nights news.

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/squatter-ruins-home-of-la-councilman-20100115

January 16, 2010 9:30 AM  

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