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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Los Angeles Hotsheet for Thursday

Julian Assange
The mother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange now fears for his safety, saying "I'm concerned it's gotten too big and the forces that he's challenging are too big." Interpol has issued a warrant for his arrest and Julian is reported to be in hiding. Personally, I can't wait for Wikileaks' next release reportedly containing Enron level corruption info about Bank of America.  And don't forget folks, insiders are sending Wikileaks this info, they are just posting it. Sort of how it works around here at Mayor Sam.

Closer to home; Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the city’s Education and Neighborhoods Committee, has just released a comprehensive review of local democracy following a nearly year-long study of Los Angeles’ 92 neighborhood councils. The report encompasses the wide-ranging views of community leaders throughout Los Angeles. Topics range from the definition of a stakeholder to NC funding. You can read his report here.

There's trouble brewing in Tarzana
! After the Tarzana Neighborhood Council voted to allow a developer to raze seven properties in order to build a 156 unit eldercare facility, locals are crying foul! From the email I have received from no less than 7 different sources;

"In the blink of an eye, these large RA-K1 lots, which are some of the few remaining properties in the San Fernando Valley which allow animal keeping, could be destroyed and replaced with an extremely large 2-story commercial operation.
There is a great deal at stake in this for all of us who are homeowners, regardless of where we live in Los Angeles. The developer/applicant wants to be exempted from all planning and zoning restrictions, including the current zone, General Plan Land Use and Community Plan Designations and the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, in order to build his project, which exceeds current size limitations. If his project is approved by the Zoning Administrator, no community will be exempt from this unprecedented departure from historical land use and the amount of traffic and noise it will bring to neighborhoods."

I haven't read or heard the Tarzana NC position but I do invite either side to contact me if they wish to share or clarify their positions.

David Futch, at the LA Weekly, observes the antics of Rudy "Big Tobacco Shill" Martinez as he takes on CD14 incumbent Jose "Open Space Moron" Huizar. Good stuff!

Following the strong leadership of the LA County Board of Supervisors, the Long Beach City Council may soon consider a ban on plastic bags. Hopefully the LA City Council will jump in sooner than later and ban these environmental disasters.

Finally, If you ate a sandwich from Jerry's Deli in Westwood on Nov 18, 21, 23, 24, see your doctor & get Hepatitis A shot. An employee of the deli has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

"insiders are sending Wikileaks this info, they are just posting it. Sort of how it works around here at Mayor Sam."


December 02, 2010 12:40 AM  

Blogger Phil Genderbong said:

What is worse than Barack Obama not helping the U.S. land the 2018 World Cup, which was awarded this morning to Russia?

Barack Obama not helping the U.S. land the 2022 World Cup, which was awarded this morning to Qatar.

December 02, 2010 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B.

If Jose Huizar is an "Open Space Moron" then this post makes you a certified "Neighborhood Council IDIOT" -- who doesn't have the first clue about what they do:

"..the Tarzana Neighborhood Council voted to allow a developer to raze seven properties..."

City NCs can't "vote to allow" anything, not even how to spend the money the City pretends to give them.

They can only ADVISE... the City Council, mayor, and city departments have the final say in everything. (They can even disallow - and often do - some of the most harmless minimal NC fund requests).

If the buildings in question are razed, it's because the councilmember and/or Planning, etc. "allows" it, and for no other reason.

The buck stops at City Hall, on everything, and every NC boardmember in the City will tell you of 116 issues they've weighed in on where those city officials have ignored the NCs advice and done whatever the hell they wanted to do in the first place.

December 02, 2010 8:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar got slammed by the Weekly. Great stuff.

December 02, 2010 8:46 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Fair and balance on CD 14 this morning Mr. Joe B.

I see a future for you at Fox News.

December 02, 2010 8:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cant belive Huizar used the phrase "pissed off" in his quote to a reporter. Does this idiot have any manners?

December 02, 2010 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander is trashing you Joe! Fight back!

December 02, 2010 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the CD 14 rumor mill.

Did councilman Jose huizar outsource the $500,000+ artwork on the Valley Blvd Bridge to a artist in Zacatecas Mexico?

December 02, 2010 9:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the CD 14 rumor mill, Part 2.

What were Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Jose Aguilar and Councilman Huizar's Chief of Staff Ana Cubas discussing over lunch at Tepayacs?

December 02, 2010 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

from the CD 14 rumor mill, Part 3

Why did Phil Jennerjahn go the Tricky Dicky route and delete the content of a post involving Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Jose Aguilar?

December 02, 2010 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Fair and balance"


December 02, 2010 10:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the CD 14 Rumor Mill # 4

Why hasn't Rudy Martinez discussed the sexual harassment lawsuit in the works on him?

Rumor Mill #5

Why hasn't Rudy disclosed that he was an LAPD Explorer when Kalish was in charge of the program in the 70's- ironically around the same time that allegations of him molesting boys have surfaced?

Rumor Mill # 6

What is Rudy's relationship with Kalish? Why does this former cop resigning under a massive cloud of suspicion now work for Rudy Martinez?

Rumor Mill # 7

Will Rudy ever talk about his tax liens?

Rumor Mill # 8

Who are these inspectors Rudy knows in the City and why does he have a tendancy to "tip off" business about then they are going to be inspected?

December 02, 2010 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph Mailander is King Midas in reverse - everything he touches turns to shit.

I would grant him the irrelevance he so richly deserves, and not bother even looking at whatever blog he's polluting these days.

December 02, 2010 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:25am Mike Trujillo hard at work again earning his money.

December 02, 2010 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The white people with computers who can access this blog, and who live in places like CD5, do not care about the problems where the brown residents of places like CD14, who don't have computers and can't reach this blog.

The imbalance of the number of CD14 stories is completely out of proportion.

December 02, 2010 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"NOONE" cares re: Rudy or Jose.

December 02, 2010 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

council district 14 is a banana republica.

they're not going to help themselves by finding a good candidate. why should we care about them if they don't care enough about themselves in order to get a decent candidate? I don't care and noone else cares.

December 02, 2010 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I live in CD14, and I agree.

"NOONE CARES" (here, either)

(Unfortuately for Rudy Martinez, or any other challenger, "NOONE CARES" most often benefits the incumbent.)

If a challenger could offer some PROOF that just ONE THING important to the quality of life for the people of the district would actually CHANGE with a new body in that office, then maybe someone should start caring.

But not only is there no proof -- nothing would change, except the face shown at all the photo-ops.

December 02, 2010 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Feeding the needy in CD 14.

Chief of Staff Ana Cubas was seen with Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Jose Aguilar at Primera Cafe on First Street.

December 02, 2010 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the F***???

I have to REGISTER with some third party outfit or let them have all my "Facebook" info to download this neighborhood council report from Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

What is their problem? Why can't they just post it on the city site for download like every other council office or department, like the 150 agendas that go out every week and every other report.

I need to be SPAMMED by "docstoc" or some e-mail marketer they sell their lists to, or give them permission to POST TO MY FACEBOOK WALL???

What planet is CD2 located on?

According to the Brown Act they can't even require me to sign in at a public meeting, but to download a PDF -- one PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS -- I suddeny gotta "register" at some Mickey Mouse Website and then be PESTERED for the next 10 years to buy that same private service.

Someone go rattle Paul K's cage... this "man of the people" is making access to City B.S. harder than it already was.

Pure B.S.

Boycott their little link until they post it where EVERYONE has FREE and - more important - PRIVATE access.

December 02, 2010 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Friendly CD-14 Councilman Staffer said:

Steee-rike four, five & six, Red Spot @ Anonymous 9:28, 9:33 & 9:36!

Scott, what kind of rumor is "What were Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Jose Aguilar and Councilman Huizar's Chief of Staff Ana Cubas discussing over lunch at Tepayacs?"

That's not a rumor, Scott. That's a question. A rumor would be something like the following. (written in your style for easy cutting-and-pasting.)


We be hear da rumor taht Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Presedint Jose Aguilar (you know, the guy I called a sell out yesterday) and Huizar's Cheef of Staff Ana Cubas (you know, the lady I made a crude remark about several months ago) discuss sumthing super duper shady during have a lunch at Tepayacs.

December 02, 2010 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


There are different kinds of "needy".

A couple weeks ago Huizar haters were moaning that his staff didn't pay attention to NC board members.

Now, one is?

How do YOU spell "H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E"?

I spell it "commenter at 12:07"

December 02, 2010 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:22 p.m.

Yeah, and even if you just print it out the last 3-4 pages come out blank.

Total f-up, like everything at City. Makes you wonder if anyone on Council staff has an IQ that's not registered in (low) double digits.

(I think the Pentagon Papers were easier to access).

But hold one -- maybe we can get the people at Wikileaks to capture it?

December 02, 2010 12:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Further, re: the NC report from CD2.

Blame some Frank Zappa "wannabe" - Jeremy Oberstin, who runs Krekoria's blog for the steel curtain "access" to the report.

Let this be a lesson to everyone. Never, never, NEVER put the "techies" in charge of actual communication with the masses.

The just don't get it . . . (they're not "real" people to begin with).

December 02, 2010 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't sweat the CD2 neighborhood council report. I read it; it doesn't say anything new.

It's just a regurgitation of what the same 15-20 cranky old retired white people from the valley that attend all these NC meetings say everytime they're handed a microphone. They're just a traveling pack of malcontents that go from one venue to the other. Paul K. knows them all by name, sends them birthday cards with $5 gift certificated to Baskin Robbins, just to make them feel good.

Many of them aren't even on neighborhood councils anymore - they got voted out years go. But, they still go around mumbling and drooling on the buffet table about something that sounds like...

"I'll have you know, I WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER of the Southern Northwest Historic Encino East Neighborhood Council, and its first interim second vice-president..."

(of course, before they were unseated by a stakeholder vote of 11 to 7 in a general election).


December 02, 2010 1:56 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

what have we learn from the Huizzynistas today?

Attacks, not facts are inperative in the bloggin discourse.

Find the selling price of your most vocal critics.

Screw the record (or lack of one with Huizzy), attack the challemger.

Salacious innuendos trumps the truth.

Smear, tarnish and denigrate your challenger without resorting to the facts of 80 FAKE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF COUNCILMAN JOSE HUIZAR.

December 02, 2010 2:18 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:



December 02, 2010 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, I originally invented the


against the real "do nothing" councilmember, Antonio Villaraigosa, almost six years ago now.

You do not have permission to dilute that masterpiece with your sorry parodies on it.

Whatever your personal beef against Huizar, he has, in 4-5 years, done 100 times as much for CD14 as Villaraigosa did the previous two full years (while we were paying him a huge City salary to run for another position).

Make up something of your own.

This imitation isn't flattery.

December 02, 2010 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Scottie, i live in ramona gardens. what a shame. people like you is why we never get attention around here. some of us will be talking to you soon.

December 02, 2010 3:54 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


You might wamt to ask George, Monique, Lu and the other Legacy groupies what happen to their armory?

Maybe drinking and fundraising don't mix on city property?

December 02, 2010 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Maybe drinking and fundraising don't mix..."

WELL, I can tell YOU have never run a (successful) fundraiser. How the hell else are you gonna get the skinflints to part with their coin, eh?

(And, someone very accurately corrected you much earlier about this claim, also here at Mayor Sam's. City/department rules absolutely do allow alcohol to be served at some City-owned venues, just as long as its being served with the appropriate licenses (liquor, bartending, whatever), they have a permit and the caterer's current on their City business license.

(You're not only 'beating a dead horse' there, it turns out the animal's been absolutely identified as a completely different species).

December 02, 2010 7:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

..... which need to be vetted by the appropiated Neighborhood Council.

Care to show us where the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council signed off on this?

December 02, 2010 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:53 p.m.

Um, NO! Because what you said is complete lie!

Show ME, where ANY neighborhood council ANYWHERE, has EVER had to vett even permits for an event at a City venue?

What make believe City do you come from?


Rec & Parks (especially), AVOIDS dealing with NCs at all costs.

December 03, 2010 11:27 AM  

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