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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday

Michael LoGrande appears to be the odds on favorite to replace Gail "GPS" Goldberg as LA's new head of planning.  LoGrande tells bloggers he plans to bring increased transparency and customer service to the Planning Department.  The City Hall veteran appears to have the endorsement of Dangerous Enemy of Freedom Lisa Sarkin, grand doyenne of the Studio City Neighborhood Council. However Ron Kaye has a different response saying "They've got to be kidding."

More below the fold...
Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), the super agent on HBO's hit series Entourage, on Monday's episode made his pitch for an NFL stadium next to Staples Center in a case of art imitating life with even mogul Casey Wasserman playing himself (Wasserman in real life is pushing the same proposal with AEG as rivals to Staples Center partner Ed Roski's plans to build a stadium in Industry).  In real life however Jonathan Wilcox writing at RonKayeLA calls the idea one that will not but should face scrutiny.  Wilcox's main beef is if you loved the riots outside Staples following the Lakers win of the NBA championship last month you'll love the same from an NFL crowd five times larger.

Hamburger Jan Perry in true nanny state glory banned fast food in South Central because people there are too fat in her view.  The notion that a lack of choices for healthy food leads to obesity is central to the nanny state mantra. Now Here in Van Nuys makes a very cogent argument that's bullshit; no matter where you live it all comes down to choices and personal accountability.  In the meantime Walter Moore reports that the nanny state has gone violent with police making an armed raid on a raw milk dairy.  Maybe some folks are starting to get it that accountability at the personal level is where it all starts.

Like the Dodgers before them the long running NBC crime drama Law and Order is moving from New York to LA.  Veteran actor Alfred Molina will play a lead character, an LA County deputy district attorney.  No word if Mayor Villaraigosa or Eric Garcetti will get walk on parts.

If you or Lindsay Lohan thought the actress would be getting out of jail this week you would be wrong.  A Sheriff''s department spokesman told the LA Times Lohan won't be sprung at least until August 1st.  Though Li-Lo was sentenced to 90 days no one expects she will serve anything close to that.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


Can you show Red Spot how to use this "after the fold" or "after the jump" feature?

His illiterate posts are always a hundred yards long to scroll through.

While I don't expect him to make the slightest effort to convenience us, it can't hurt to ask. It'll be like asking him to run spell check. We know he'll never do it, but it can't hurt.

July 27, 2010 5:59 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

The Nanny State and it's ever tightening grip on what we eat is a major threat to our individual rights.
Call me crazy... but 1 day we'll wake up and be eating something because the govt tells us it's only safe and healthy thing to eat. I'm sure they'll call it Soylent Green.
Who are the poor that choose fastfood over home cooked meals?
Average "Value Meal" price at mcdonalds is $4.50. For a family of 4 that's $18 plus tax.
You're telling me that a poor family will spend $20 a day on dinner? That's $560 a month just on DINNER?!
It's cheaper to cook food at home and easier.
Now I've been fortunate. I've never been starving poor, or close to it. I have had friends in middle school & high school who were and it was home cooked meals even with 2 parents working full time.

Wilcox and Ron Kaye don't get it. Leiweke ONLY wants the downtown NFL project because he has spent the last 14 years working to make downtown the spot. he can't have the NFL go somewhere else because it hurts their brand. He even gives free shuttle access from Staples to the Colosseum for SC games!

And the city of LA can't lose a cash cow like an NFL team to another area. And the Roski bid would benefit LA less than a convention deal.
Wilcox & Kaye don't have the big picture view Leiweke has.

Leiweke for Mayor...

July 27, 2010 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor sam, you need to have more respect for Hamburger Jan Berry!

July 27, 2010 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haven't heard much from Joe B about his hero, Baracko Bama.

No matter what happens in the next two years, Obama is toast. Blaming everything on Bush has worn out its welcome among the american people.

Ask phil Jennerjahn.

July 27, 2010 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Get off of jennerjahn's back, Trojan!

July 27, 2010 9:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

New oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico!

Way to go Obama! You suck!

July 27, 2010 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B. is a major ass hole. And he is a bullie

July 27, 2010 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby is copy-catting the "AFTER THE JUMP" technique of Kevin Roderick.

His jealousy knows no boundaries!

July 27, 2010 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In order for their to be "riots" outside the new football stadium, or whatever than was after the Lakers won the championship, the football team would have to actually win the Super Bowl, and that odds are that the Super Bowl wouldn't be played in L.A.

July 27, 2010 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope that they build a new stadium just south of downtown, a mile below the 10 freeway.

That way, when there is a championship or major concert, the filthy illegals and blue collar scum can burn down their own neighborhoods, just like they did after the rodney king riots.

July 27, 2010 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was the post at 10:50 made by Michael LoGrande, getting an early start at directing planning for the City?

July 27, 2010 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is absolutely NOTHING IN EARTH city hall could EVER do to get Kaye to say anything but "they've got to be kidding." From planning, to his piece still insisting L A must never have mass transit and must stay a car and bus only culture, to even a guest article presuming that if L A does get a football stadium, it will be nothing but a magnet for riots.

Granted that the city council have been worse than an Italian tank in wartime: three gears going backwards, and one forward in case there's an attack from the rear.
Most of the time not moving at all, mired in mud from confusion. most of the time.

But other than being good for brittle sound-bites, Ron Kaye is uniformly negative about ANYTHING.

Amazingly, after being skewered all over on every blog from this to Kaye's to Jill Stewart's pro- Usher-Cooley-Clown Carmn Weakly, her critics are already saying that LoGrande is certainly worse and the city is doomed. How about giving positive INPUT for once?

Even the Daily News, not exactly a "progressive" or pro-Democratic paper, has a solid Wish List editorial for the Mayor's "planning vision," IF he's serious about rolling up his sleeves and listening to criticism. Maybe if Kaye and his bunch did the same, they'd have a better chance at being heard. Instead, they're determined to be nothing but anarchists, as he has admitted about himself.

July 27, 2010 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:57 said: Even the Daily News, not exactly a "progressive" or pro-Democratic paper, has a solid Wish List editorial for the Mayor's "planning vision," IF he's serious about rolling up his sleeves and listening to criticism. Maybe if Kaye and his bunch did the same, they'd have a better chance at being heard.

The problem is he's been Mayor for FIVE YEARS and basically just admitted to the Daily News he's been MONKEYING AROUND! You want constructive criticism? I say too little too late. It would be bad enough if Villaraigosa were simply a clown and an embarrassment, but he was running around the country campaigning for Hillary Clinton while LA's bubble burst so the most productive thing we can do now is make sure he leaves office with such a horrible stink he can't get elected to office ever again.

July 27, 2010 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

457 is right. Ron Kaye hates everything.

July 27, 2010 10:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You got that right!!! Ron hates anything having to do with city hall because he's finally informing the people about all the corruption and back door deals going on. THe LA Slimes, Daily News and local tv media refuse to report the truth. Thanks to blogs like this one and RonKayela.com we are finding out what is going on. Say what you want about Ron but not even a council member could have over 200 attend a Sat. meeting.

July 28, 2010 5:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the NFL's own numbers show that EVERY city to host a team has LOST money for at least the first decade the team was in town. If the team moves, the city is screwed and any time there is major construction or rennovations on the facility the city loses money (tax breaks, lost revenue during down time, added expenses for police and first responders, etc)

August 01, 2010 10:27 PM  

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