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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Photos from National Night Out at Hollenbeck Police Station

Walkers return to Hollenbeck Police Station after march through community.
m Victory Outreach Church supporters.

Former Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Vice President Sal Martinez entertains in dunk tank.

CD 14 City Council Candidate Rudy Martinez and daughter Mia, works the crowd.
National Night Out drew hundreds of people this evening at Hollenbeck Police Station in Boyle Heights.

The Hollenbeck Community Police Advisory Board did a great job in organizing a successful event. Various community groups set up informational booths, but the most popular by far, was the free hot dogs.

Community leaders in attendance were various members of the Boyle Heights, LA 32 and Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Councils. Even CD 1 Councilman Ed Reyes made an appearance.

But Boyle Heights own Councilman Jose Huizar, made a fleeting appearance and quickly departed. Soon after CD 14 Council Candidate Rudy Martinez arrived and worked the crowd for most of the evening.

One longtime Boyle Heights Political Observer commented on the absence of Huizar and took notice on how Martinez moved among the crowd, chatting up his candidacy.

No doubt that Councilman Huizar will take notice of Martinez initial foray into Boyle Heights, but many others were wondering where the current councilman was?

Your thoughts…………..

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Red Spit

August 03, 2010 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My thought is that three posts in six hours by you on the same subjects (Huizar and CD14) is mind numbing.

And if you don't post this comment, I will complain to Higby about both your failure to write about something different, and failing to post comments about it.

August 04, 2010 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To address the city budget crisis and to not address "alternative investments" is to address Gulf oil crisis w/out mentioning BP oil leak.

You complain about DWP rate hike, but don't address LOSS OF 15% of retirement fund, last year, in overly-risky investments of criminals as reported at Tuesday's council meeting.

August 04, 2010 4:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy Martinez "works the crowd"? He's checking his Blackberry talking to THREE people!

August 04, 2010 6:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Many of Huizar's constituents who voted for him the first time round are not going to this time. He has done nothing for his district and does everything to support the illegals. Here is Huizar again hanging out with the wrong corrupt people. ..Mexican Cultural Institute’s Board of Directors and City Councilman Jose Huizar, invite the community to celebrate the MCI’s 20th Anniversary by attending its fundraising dinner event. Richard Alatorre - former California State Assemblyman, Los Angeles City Councilmember, and local Chicano Studies professor - will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his legacy as a civil rights leader and supporter of cultural arts programs in Los Angeles


August 04, 2010 7:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many of these comments were written by Red Spit? Not too tough to tell.

August 04, 2010 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, why did you post so many consecutive articles about the same subject?

I live in CD 14 and think the cause is hopeless. But I'm sure that MOST MS readers are from elsewhere.

On top of it all, your posts about Huizar & Co., who I despise, are all the SAME!

Can you please add some VARIETY about OTHER things happening in the city? And when you want to write about cd14 again, how about doing something (good or bad) that doesn't include Huizar. I hate the guy, but I'm getting tired of this. Especially when you do it 3x in a row on the same day.

Sometimes it's best to just leave old posts up instead of doing the same thing, over and over and over and over again.

August 04, 2010 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Martinez has more support than Huizzy staff want to acknowledge. Jose should be scared. People are tired of the lying, cheating and laziness! The community can't even name one thing Jose's completed that didn't start from a previous administration or different city agency-but he puts his name on EVERYTHING. Name ID isn't going to win this for you Huizzy, maybe you should've done something besides piss everyone off the last few years!

August 04, 2010 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Reed Spoot. I don't have any problem with you pumping the "anyone but Huizar" candidates any and all ways possible. This blog has historically touted the losing challengers in CD14 (Pacheco, Heckmann, etc. and even gave the Homer Simpson of the L.A. politics, Alvin Parra more time that his candidacy EVER deserved).

But it makes for a poor argument that you suggest Huizar made some kind of arrogant mistake by not spending the entire evening in the southern part of his widespread district last night.

The northern 40 percent of CD14 is in LAPD's Northeast division, not Hollenbeck, and it's always been the case that its councilmembers would jump between the two divisions when they hold concurrent events at times like Night Out.

Judging from your report, it's apparent Martinez didn't split his time, which suggests to me that he doesn't understand the district's make-up quite as much as Huizar does by attending both.

Worse than having a councilmember who hires bad staff (constantly!) would be having one who doesn't know the district's makeup enough to move past his own home turf in it.

August 04, 2010 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(from Huizar's Blog, yesterday).

"looking forward to joining the community for 'National Night Out' Celebrations in Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, & Chinatown tonight." (emphasis added)

(RS: Did your boy make all three events, or just hunker down in Boyle? Does he know CD14 exists north of the 10 Freeway and west of the 110, as well, or has he already pointed his pistol squarely at his own feet, like the challengers in the last two elections Huizar won?)

Concentrating on Boyle Heights, were voter turnout is historically among the worst in the City, is a textbook example of how to lose while trying REALLY HARD not to.

August 04, 2010 11:43 AM  

Anonymous g said:


August 04, 2010 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And, like most dumb f*cks out there, "THE PEOPLE" means me and my five friends, plus anyone else I run into who agrees with me.

Who do think keeps re-electing these guys, if not "PEOPLE" -- aardvarks?

August 04, 2010 5:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Last year Huizar didn't make it to the Natl. Night Out's Eagle Rock Plaza site but then I didn't make it this year myself with other meetings conflicts.

I suspect Jose did find time to show up since the March electios should be bringing out the "best" in Jose.

The choices for appearing by any candidate really don't mean much when you consider about a 20% of the registered voters even casting ballots, absentee or in person. It's the one's who actually will "vote" that you want to reach, and some strategies are probably developling among all candidates on public appearances.

One thing I DO NOT EXPECT - if the Huizar strategy remains the same as earlier campaigns- is any DEBATE or even a publie forum or Town Hall meeting.

Huizar is not much for talking in any setting where his facts, analysis, motives or ideas are subject to quetioning. He did not even bother to attend any functions to SHOW WHY he should be re-elected for his second term.

He took the voters for granted and was right, he got the votes. They could have been from those who were not changing horses in midstream when it came to favors, connections developed and sweetheart deals they invested in obtaining over the years with Jose.

But a lot of people just don't know when they are being taken for granted and go along like the puppets most local politicians count on for the winning margin in elections.

The reality is that there are 80% or so of the potential voters out there who could show up and only abuot an 1/8th of that number could tip the election results in a different direction.

And that would still leave 7/8ths to sit on their couches watching t.v. untouched by elections until they get the next DWP bill or change in fees charged for city services.

Low turnout elections leave the numerical potential for upsets all around.

And when you speak of "merit", Jose may be in trouble there regardless of his cronies and partner-in-"the system".

in cd-14

August 05, 2010 8:25 PM  

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