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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday

The Los Angeles City Council has taken the next step in their efforts to oppose Arizona's immigration reform law.  They have voted to join in a lawsuit against the Grand Canyon State along with the SEIU, UFCW and all the usual suspects.  But there's a wrinkle - former Mayoral candidate Walter Moore points out that the Clowncil voting to have the City join the lawsuit is actually a violation of the City Charter; as well, even voting to boycott Arizona is outside the Council's charter authority.  Moore has sent a letter to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich urging his office not to get involved and noting that a resident of the City could turn around and sue the City over the issue.  In the meantime Paul Hatfield reports that the Valley Glen Neighborhood Council is the very first in the City to have gone on record opposing the City's boycott.

Always classy Betty Pleasant is peeing her pants in joy.  Betty, who never misses the opportunity to take potshots at Councilman Bernard Parks, is "reporting" that District Attorney and newly minted Attorney General candidate Steve Cooley is investigating Parks' residence status.  Betty also claims "friends" in the DA's office have sent her documents from the investigation.  That might be illegal Betty, you better call an attorney soon.  In a related note the Sister City learned today that Cooley is investigating yet another elected who does not live in the District they represent.  We can't say who but when it comes out it will be a doozy.

You may remember that several journalists, including several Spanish language television reporters and crews,  were roughed up by LAPD officers following the May Day Immigration melee in 2007.  Wednesday the City Council voted to approve a total of $450,000 in settlement payouts to some of those journalists.  More lawsuits are still pending.

The always interesting Here in Van Nuys blog has a thoughtful post.  On Van Nuys Blvd, several major car dealerships have moved and the old facilities are being razed and the asphalt being pulled up.  This gives one the rare opportunity to see a wide swath of empty Valley land.  It also gives pause as to what could be done with such.  For example, a shopping and dining experience built around an urban farm.  Sadly, there are no intelligent developers in the Valley who can't see beyond frozen yogurt and nail shops but wouldn't it be cool if there was one who could figure out how to make money building a restaurant that grows some of it's own food right outside the window?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

The council is by joining with the usual suspects is cleansing it self an additional amount of any soiled feelings left by the May Day Immigration melee and by joining the lawsuit
Will prove that we are a city of diversity and harmony.

June 10, 2010 6:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You're so fucking naive! You DO remember don't you what happened in South LA when they had that urban farm?

The illegals refused to leave and they pissed off the wealthy developer that he decided to cancel his pending sale of the "farmland" to them.

The LAST thing we need in the Valley is more filthy illegals. You live in the Valley don't you? Do you think it needs some more illegals?

What's the matter with you?

June 10, 2010 7:17 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

Does the NC disapproval of the boycott mean the city and county will boycott the NC?

This could be an easy way to secede from the cesspool of LA politics.

June 10, 2010 8:03 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

U niversity
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C onduct

U niversity
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C heaters

U niversity
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C hildren

June 10, 2010 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, right. People want to grow produce on the van nuys auto mile. Duh. C'mon, is that the best idea out there? How about just a nice green park?

June 10, 2010 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like Phil is again lying about focusing on the recall. Can't run for Labonge's office and focus on the recall.

June 10, 2010 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a nerve!

Phil Jennerjahn called James Andion a carpetbagger just 24 hours ago, and now Phil is moving into Tom LeBonge's district to carpet bag for his council seat?

Phil can suck the air out of any room. I hope that this blog isn't compliant with that.

June 10, 2010 9:49 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

RedSpot, you're very creative. Not.

Are you living in a dream world where only one school breaks the rules? Nobody else does?
You do realize this all came about because the Bush family screwed their fundster over and he went public. So imagine, we would know nothing if the Bush family stuck to their word with the sports agent.

I'm not saying it's not bad. What I am saying that there's an underlying problem and no one gives a damn. The NCAA is fanning the flames on USC because they don't want to talk about the problem. Kind of like our govt...

All of the schools... ALL OF THEM... have students that break rules by accepting money and gifts.
They just don't get caught.

Let's not forget UCLA gave football players handicap parking placards.

June 10, 2010 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjahn running for CD4?

That's the problem with Phil. He loves to point out the problems in politicians, and thinks that, void of any solutions of his own, he could ever win an election.

Phil could never do that because he doesn't have the respect of the public, nor the money to get name recognition.

Phil is no smarter, nor dumber, than Tom Labonge, except that Phil has lied to the public so many times, he's no better than Labonge. So it's better to do business with the devil you know (labonge) rather then the devil you dont (jennerjahn).

what an idiot.

June 10, 2010 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar hasnt lived in his district since the day after he was elected. That was only a front then and is now...

June 10, 2010 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The open space at Van Nuys and Chandler is destined to be the brand new home of Keyes Mercedes.

I agree - it would be nice if developers got creative. But the City doesn't care about what goes in where so long as it generates revenue.

June 10, 2010 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I will be sure to complain RIGHT TO LA BONGE'S OFFICE that this moron who is running for his job does or doesn't live in the district and I'll betcha that LaBonge will be sober enough to get it confirmed whether or not phil is there.

Then I'll work to ensure that Phil doesn't get a single goddamn vote. Fuck that shit.

June 10, 2010 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1134, that's what the property used to be. If that's what it's going to CONTINUE to be, then Higby just missed the whole damn point. What an idiot.

June 10, 2010 1:29 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Trojan 2002,

You forgot OJ Mayo and the chick from the tennis team who used the school's phone card to charge $7,000 in calls.

Say goodbye to Mike Garrett.

June 10, 2010 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, you left some questions unanswered on a previous thread. The questions were:

1. Do you believe all marriages performed by the state are invalid?

2. What religions have real marriages and which ones don't?

3. If the state shouldn't define define marriage, why vote for a law that does just that?

Thanks in advance.

June 10, 2010 2:40 PM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

Red Spot from your mouth to G-D's ears...

I've never thought Garrett was a good AD and was hoping he would've been fired a LONG time ago.

He got lucky with Carroll. They way he fired Bibby was disgusting. And, Kreuter has been a disaster.

Garrett was done when Sample retired.

June 10, 2010 2:55 PM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

Aaron Corp made the right choice. He's following the Joe Flacco route and playing with a top FCS program at Richmond rather than waste his time with a probation crippled program at USC.

June 10, 2010 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


June 10, 2010 3:53 PM  

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