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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday

The replacement for The Jay Leno Show?

Did candidate for Lt Governor Janice Hahn jump the gun in announcing that half the City Council has endorsed her bid for the seat? We found alerts in both Google Reader and Google Search with a list of Hahn endorsements but at press time the link to the post was now re-directing to the main campaign website and none of that content could be found.  What gives? Did someone pull back an endorsement?

A Superior Court Judge ruled that the City Council violated the state's open meeting act when voting to turn the South Central Farm into a shopping center.  The Clowncil should have given supporters of the farm, as well as the general public, 72 hours notice to mobilize and speak out.  You may remember this was the farm that Councilman Dennis Zine showed up at in the dead of the night wearing his LAPD uniform and scared the crap out of the farmers.

Secession from the Los Angeles Unified School District is happening but one school at at time.  Applications to take over thirty LAUSD schools by various outside organizations were flowing into the District before a deadline of Midnight Monday evening.  Even the UTLA has applied to take over the schools which is like your abusive spouse buying you an engagement ring as the divorce becomes final.

Paul Krekorian continues to keep campaign promises as he saved some at-risk trees in Sunland-Tujunga which also saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary assessments for property owners.  Yet blogger and former Mayoral candidate Phil Jennerjahn continues to bizarrely tag Krekorian as a Socialist.

Now that Jay Leno's 10:00 p.m. talk show on NBC is moving back to late night NBC has to find new programming to fill that hour.  One of the options is yet another program in the "Law and Order" franchise based in LA. Yet producer Dick Wolf already tried this with the 2003 series "LA Dragnet" which featured Al Bundy as Joe Friday. Still if the Law and Order LA does come to fruition imagine all the fun cameos with folks like Mayor Villaraigosa, Tom LeBong and Phil Jennerjahn.

And finally for some reason once again a bunch of folks rode the LA Metro wearing no pants.  Not sure anyone in LA even noticed.

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Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Paul Krekorian IS a Socialist.
A far-left liberal. A Statist who prefers an ever-expanding government that interferes in the rights of all individuals.

His TV commercial showed that he was proud to stand with the NIMBYs in S-T in the way of progress. I guess Home Depot will never be able to build in S-T because freedom-hating liberals like Paul Krekorian and Joe B say "no".

Krekorian and Koretz should be wearing "Chairman Mao" hats when the show up for work in Council.

January 12, 2010 7:28 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Shame on you for playing into Eli Broad's long term game plan and vilifying teachers who want to hold onto academic education and not turn all our schools into trade techs. What you should vilify is the habit of loading up teachers with dozens of stupid equivalency tests, which assure that every classroom will edge towards mediocrity rather than excellence.

January 12, 2010 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Mildred said:

Mr Sam, local Republican leaders are gathering resources to support whoever runs against Phil in the Republican primary. They are trying to avoid the embarrassment of him as their nominee and to block him from getting a seat on the party central committees which he would automatically receive once he lost to Diane Watson. How embarrassing your own party doesn't even want you!

January 12, 2010 8:09 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Joseph I'm not opposed to teachers taking over charter schools in fact there have been several examples.

I just don't see any difference between the union and the LAUSD as the umbrella structure.

And I don't support Eli Broad nor Arnie's latest scheme which folks can read about today at GPW.

January 12, 2010 8:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm with Phil.

January 12, 2010 8:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Since land developers keep reaching into the forest for land to develop, I have no problem with the wildlife moving back into detroit, where the filthy humans who live there treated it like a piece of filth once the whites fled to the suburbs.

January 12, 2010 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not quite right about the South Central Farmers. The Farmers oppose a project of Jan Perry's located at the intersection of Slauson and Central Avenues. Perry pushed the CRA to condemn the land of the owners in order for the CRA to turn the land over to Perry's political hack supporters: Regency Realty (a non-local shopping center developer out of Florida) and Concerned Citizens of South Los Angeles (a troubled non-profit run by the family of former activist Juanita Tate, now deceased).

This does NOT involve the land where the Farmers had their farm featured in the Academy Award nominated film "The Garden". The Farmers have concerns with giving millions of dollars of CRA money to the folks at Concerned Citizens.

Concerned Citizens has been caught double dipping on a soccer field project and was forced to return money to the State. Many of their projects have been total failures and yet Perry keeps getting the City to bailout her political supporters.

January 12, 2010 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Juanita Tate.
Definitely not a jew.

January 12, 2010 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is someone going to stand up against the adult organized soccer league games being play at North Hollywood Park? They are killing the grass and soon it will look like Whitsett and Vanowen, a dust bowl. It is not racist to say the park is for all folks to use but not ok for anyone or anyone group to destroy. This has been brought up to Councilmember LeBonge, but it goes unaddressed! This Browning of Los Angeles is not acceptable.

January 12, 2010 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great idea for a TV show and the casting was great. But who plays "I cannot keep my zipper up" from the office on 3rd floor?

January 12, 2010 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jan Perry: AEG stooge

January 12, 2010 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG Steve Lopez is so out of touch he posts this today calling Father Greg Boyle one of the most admirable Angelenos of all time."
Steve is asking for names. Poor Steve has no clue FAther Boyle is no longer a priest and the money donated to his Homeboys is used to hired $500 an hour attorneys to defend them. Shocking people still are clueless about this Boyle guy. Ask any officer how many of his gang bangers get arrested over and over and he protects them.

January 12, 2010 11:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, that video is HILARIOUS.

and Phil is an idiot, but so much so that it's also HILARIOUS.

Keep the hilarity coming.

January 12, 2010 12:21 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Got it, Michael. To be honest, I believe UTLA would have virtually busted itself had not this fiscal crisis and all its attendant scapegoating (and Cortines himself) come along last year and revitalized it. Where it was once moribund, now it looks far more formidable.

January 12, 2010 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Nina Royal said:

No Phil, Home Depot won't be able to build in S-T because they don't belong in the formewr Kmart site and there is no other location for them. It's obvious you have a personal agenda.

January 12, 2010 2:46 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:


I respectfully disagree. Voters understand leadership when they see it....and they are not seeing it in this country right now. Not in DC. Not in Sacramento, and definitely not in L.A.
Our Constitution is in tatters because of egregious and aggressive Federal interference.

I'm not interested in holding voters hands and telling them fantasies. I spoke at two separate Tea Party rallies here in Los Angeles, a fact that I choose not to conceal, nor deny. I want to make sure Conservatives sweep to power in 2010. I will run an aggressive campaign that depends on voters having good instincts for financial self-preservation.

My campaign literature is going to start with the same phrase every time....
That is the percentage chance of an economic recovery with budget-destroying Socialists in power in our government.

How many business have to close?
How many jobs have to be lost?
Eventually , voters will see that our country and it's economic survival depend on freedom, not regulations. Free markets, not force.

The entire recession was caused by our government deciding that they knew what was best in the housing/mortgage industry.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will go down in economic history as world-class debacles led by wild-eyed liberals with no financial knowledge or common sense.

January 12, 2010 3:43 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Nina I don't think Phil knows what his agenda is.

January 12, 2010 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

once again that leads us to ask Mr. Higby "what were you thinking" in allowing phil to run roughshod on your blog for the past year, and why do you allow him to continue to disrupt things?

January 12, 2010 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even Griffith Park Wayist is writing about how stupid Phil Jennerjahn is.
See today's story about the Griffith Park NC.

January 12, 2010 4:31 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

ZERO. That's the chance Phil has of
winning his ZERO dollar, ZERO ideas campaign.

January 12, 2010 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UTLA still looks like it's on the way to busting itself. Even die-hards are jumping ship.

January 12, 2010 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Do you have any real solutions other than to return us to the policies of George Bush that got us into this mess in the first place?

After watching Bush increase spending so much, how can we trust that more conservatives will make things better?

January 12, 2010 5:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tweeting on Charlie "Farmer John" Beck in Boyle Heights secret meeting with non profits. WTF??? Beck has his photo plastered all over the place like a politican. People pissed just told Farmer John won't be arriving til 7:30pm. Talk about insulting people who arrived at the start 6pm. Wonder if his criminal defense attorney and his lapdog Capt. he doesn't leave home without.

January 12, 2010 6:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is it that nobody realizes that Phil is like that kid named in my second grade class who just craved attention.

Phil will take whatever posture is controversial, without even understanding it, and just post something up because IT MAKES HIM FEEL IMPORTANT! THAT'S WHAT JOHN PHILLIPS SAID ABOUT HIM ON KABC.

Phil was mournful when he came in last place in the mayor's race, but loved the attention. He said, and I quote, "That made me semi famous."

Who in the world other than Phil would think that coming in last place makes him "semi famous" in any remotely positive way?

Everyone here who responds to Phil is just caving in to his childish needs for attention. Maybe mommie built him up too much, or daddy told him that his swing was great, but he was never able to achieve anything.

What's really puzzling is why Higby hasn't banned Phil like he banned Zooma Dogg or Haikoola.

January 12, 2010 6:58 PM  

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