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Friday, January 28, 2011

Has Huizar Gone Chicago Sending Inspectors After Martinez?

Back in Richard Daley's Chicago, things were clear. If you were with the machine, you got goodies and treats from the guv'mint.  If you weren't, you might wind up on the bottom of Lake Michigan or at least, feel the full wrath of the Boss himself.

That very type of maquina is apparently alive and well with the now storied CLARTS scam and other delightful pieces of fraud, waste and abuse in Jose Huizar's CD14.  Say what you want about Zuma Dogg, but his coverage is almost, always right and CLARTS has been on his shadar for some time.  The spinners can hate on the Caucasian Scott Johnson, but Zuma is the Gospel.

So now the latest news from the LA Weekly is that allegedly once Huizar's opponent Rudy Martinez stepped into the race, Building and Inspectors were on Martinez' local business like white on rice - on the basis of an "anonymous" complaint.

It continues to add up - and no matter how Michael Trujillo or the Stay-At-Home blogger try to desperately spin it, Jose Huizar is just bad news for CD14.  Rudy Martinez may be no saint - in four years if he is just as shady as Huizar, we'll boot him, too.  In the meantime, CD14 is dying on the vine and can no longer afford an opportunistic slug like Huizar who is the second coming of Juan Peron.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Your distant, uninformed, and touching analysis of how life is in CD14 it such a blessing, Higby.

Not true by any stretch and biased by exposure to Red Spot's rabies... but touching, nonetheless.

But, life in CD14 is about 200 percent better since YOU and your then-bosom-buddy TURD-jillo helped promote the fake councilmember Antonio to mayor (remember?)

You've already helped us enough. We JUST can't ask anything more.

So, take this election off.

January 28, 2011 4:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that your very best spin on LA Weakly's latest? (That seems phoned in).

Here's what I read. Rudy wanted special favors from Huizar for his business because they were buds, but the City still said, "NOPE" you get treated like everyone else.

OH HELL, that's an IMPEACHABLE offense... NOT giving special favors to FRIENDS!

NOT guaranteeing that someone that was rated a "3" on the ER list got to roll the City over and insert it where he wanted to?

(Schmoozy Rudy would be so much better at that kind of special treatment, I am sure.)

He's ONLY getting money from family member now for the most part. They'll get even better treatment.

January 28, 2011 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Futch at LAW shows his ignorance. If Rudy Rich were to win:

First, pigs would be flying overhead; and

Second, Rudy would have to divest any interest in the businesses.

January 28, 2011 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Stay at Home blogger, Joseph Mailander, and his little pet barking chihuahua have spent all day talking to themselves!

January 28, 2011 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is why momma always tells you to wear clean underwear and always read the actual story, and not the warped twisted relay of it on Mayor Slimes:

"City building inspector Mark Van Slooten . . . says nobody in Huizar's office or the mayor's office filed the complaint."

Geez a whole Friday afternoon story based on something that never actually happened.

If the L.A. Times is fishwrap, the Weekly has lately become toilet paper.

January 28, 2011 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Obviously you're "listening" and don't have any good way to respond.

Sorry about that deficiency.

You're probably good at something else. Maybe.

January 28, 2011 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do a PRA and find out.

January 28, 2011 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Desperation is really the only way to define this. Rudy (almost not) Rich, out of money, lacking all qualifications, is blaming Huizar for everything but lousy tips from his patrons.

Next time it rains on him, it'll be because Huizar bought off GOD with CLARTS money

January 28, 2011 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, I can see where Huizar really owed it to his friend and future opponent to make sure nobody else in Eagle Rock dropped a dime on him. He should have told all the inspectors to ignore REAL stakeholders filing compaints against Rudy's plans.

And we ALL know here in Northeast L.A. that the people there LOVE having more liquor licenses approved and more places serving booze on patios. Google that on the "Boulevard Sentinel" site and you'll get a quick educations about that... pure warfare a couple times recently.

Sorry, there are about 40,000 people in line ahead of Huizar in Eagle Rock that would do anything to stop restaurants getting liquor licenses.

(Huizar mostly opposes liquor stores).

January 28, 2011 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, 4:53 that's about the bottom of the barrel.

January 28, 2011 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gossip, gossip, gossip.

All gristle, no meat here.

January 28, 2011 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby you're brilliant! Trujillo and Mailander are spinning away on your lame blog as Rudy is walking doors.

January 28, 2011 6:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All anyone has to do is watch a couple episodes of the House Flip show with Rudy Martinez, and you know - what the story points out - that his patio was oversized.

I'm pretty sure the City inspectors already know he cuts corners.

January 28, 2011 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't bother with a public records act.

With the haters here, even if it turned one of Rudy's kids called the inspectors, they say Huizar put them up to it...

"Do this favor for Uncle Jose, and I'll slip you $5 from the CLARKS fund, okay?"

They're hopeless here.

January 28, 2011 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cities like Chicago laugh at how squeaky clean and constricted out candyass politicians are here.

They can't figure out how they get anything done.

January 28, 2011 6:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's just incredibly sad to see you have to default to "Zuma Dogg" as backup for your outrageous lies and misrepresentations, saying he knows what he's talking about - ever.

This is the same ZD who claims every amenity in every district is wrong, and waiving abusive City event fees for local block parties is some evidence of corruption?

You've gone way round the bend, Higby. I don't think you can ever get back.

January 28, 2011 6:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Higby, I'm still waiting for the PROOF you and Chief Faker promised that the:


really existed).

Until then, it's just constant proof of how far you'll go to keep up a fake story you feel some kind of ownership for here.

Ha! At the Public Safety Forum in CD1 yesterday, Antonio was telling again how MANY neighborhood watches he (well, really two staffmembers he named) he started up while a councilmember - but for some reason, he JUST couldn't remember the infamous number... not like WE do, right?

January 28, 2011 6:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:




January 28, 2011 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stay-at-home blogger?

Is that me?

May I please??

(Nah, I've got a $27 consulting contract with Huizar to blog here and be paid off in CLARKS bars).

Note that it's 27 DOLLARS only, not $27,000.

His "inside" staff wanted WAY more.

Hooooo, ha!

January 28, 2011 7:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Somebody wants to compare our squeaky clean politicians to Chicago?


Who do you think taught the mayor how to sell our parking structures and parking meters.....one guess..

January 28, 2011 7:24 PM  

Anonymous Mr. Karaoke said:

DUDE, thanks so much for the words. Ferclempt!

January 28, 2011 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You make my point.

January 28, 2011 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Don't ever ridicule ZD for his work on the Event Fee Waivers...

Huizar was stealing over $180,000 every year for Larry Gonzalez at All Access Entertainment.

The entire City Fee waiver process has been driven underground because of the media exposure.

The crooks are on the run thanks to ZD.

January 28, 2011 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Huizar is the voice of the people. (DEAD PEOPLE!) More dead people voted for him than any other councilman in history. Just check the ballots against the names of the deceased who voted for him. Jose Huizar can make the dead, rise.

January 28, 2011 8:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OooooaaaaaaaHhhhh (voices from heaven)

The clouds just parted and the TRUTH has made me free of the campaign B.S.

YES, there is a vendetta here, but not the way you might think.

Follow the dates. They all bee publicly posted now:

Rudy Rich tells people at recent forums he decided to run against Huizer "7-8 month ago" (so... May/June of last year).

Rudy Rich's mama leaves CD14 office staff in June (because her son is running against Huizar - doesn't matter how she leaves, just the DATE). That clicks with the FIRST date.

But now the WEEKLY says Rudy is complaining because he didn't get a PASS from city inspectors, "EARLY LAST YEAR." A difference of at least 3-6 months from his "I decided, then Huizar dissed me".

Rudy Rich, Huizar's (he thought) travelin' buddy expects Huizar to grease the skids for his latest eatery almost a year ago. Finds out Huizar does NOT give people preferential treatment for City services... (If not the +3 supporter RUDY, then who?).

THEN, he's pissed and decides to get back at Huizar by running against.


It's the ONLY timeline that works!

The dates don't lie (but Rudy Rich does, right.... "I can't recall, Steve Z., what one of my FOUR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS was for... I'll get back to" "I won't answer your question, Glassel Park people, about the stolen police badge... it's on my website (NO IT'S NOT), look it up for yourself."

(You see, one of the most common probably among dishonest slicksters like this is that they CAN"T REMEMBER which lie they told, and when.

So, let's check it one more place. On the ETHICS site, when does it say Rudy filed his first papers to run... MAY 25, 2010 (not "early last year" when his shoddy renovation project was scotched)!


The LIES will out.

January 28, 2011 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So when are Gustavo and Huizar going to jail?

January 28, 2011 9:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is just a win/win for the people of Los Angeles.

Frankly it would be VERY nice to see a new face in CD14, but after all his dirt has been exposed, Huizar's "House of Favors" is probably going to be closed for business.

The Feds are going to have him on such as short leash he's going to have to look over his shoulder while he's taking a piss:)

It's sweet justice actually....

January 28, 2011 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Soon enough and they will take Francine along with them.

January 28, 2011 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:54 PM
If "the fee waiver process has been driven underground," how is that any help to the citizens? At least before it was visible. If we can't see it who knows what's going on. And we're supposed to thank ZD? For what?

January 28, 2011 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Um, so far nothing actually ILLEGAL" has even been charged... just unruly, overwrought, and completelt irresponsible mudslinging from the other side.

One thing I know for sure - you just really can't get in any trouble with the "feds" until you start breaking some "federal" laws (hence the name).

Show me one. A charge, a federal statute, a MISDEMEANOR for crap's sake.

Anyone? Anyone? Okay, then peddle your crazy to the naive and brain-addled.

January 28, 2011 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want the Hazard gang connection to Huizar - look up Francine's dad - Francisco Godoy. Godoy was the shot caller in Hazard until he got busted and had to do time. His time was reduced so he ratted someone out - that is why he does not live in California.

Scott, if this is Chicagoland politics, then Francine is directly related to the Al Capone of Hazard Park.

January 29, 2011 7:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma should do a search of all the special event waivers Huizar alone waived for his buddies. Its unbelievable every time especially friends like Fiesta Broadway who raised in one weekend $100,000's and yet the tax payers of LA paid for the special event waiver that cost over $250,000 to close down blocks of Broadway. Huizar loves liquor licenses because his friends like El Mercado gave to his campaign. Now he pushed for the 7 Eleven in Boyle Heights to get one and now the Wal Green on Cesar Chavez too. All anyone business owner has to do is donate to Huizar's campaign and you get whatever you want. The media isn't finished with Huizar.

January 29, 2011 9:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have seen this list?


January 29, 2011 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do we really need a streetcar? - CRA Money $10Million

Jobless rate at 13%
People homeless, hungry

F'n puke!

January 29, 2011 10:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg,
Cross Reference 275 CRA proposed projects with ownership titles, executives, board, politicians and family members.

January 29, 2011 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sears? Do you think we are THAT STUPID!

$20 Million to rehabilitate Sears building.

Who will buy it after its rehabilitated---Golden "Boxer" Boy and Alatorre 15 group.


January 29, 2011 10:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do these people have connections with anyone on CRA/LA proposed projects list?

Christine Essel
Dalila Sotelo
Calvin E. Hollis

January 29, 2011 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy is not the only person that they have send inspectors after.

Huizar and Gustavo has been running a shake down operation of local business for the longest time.

January 29, 2011 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:30 AM

Really? How do we get them to go after all the illegal food vendors set up on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front yards ?

January 29, 2011 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:09 PM
I wouldn't be so quick with the "lie" accusation. When he DECIDED to run and when he FILED to run are obviously not the same day. Filing has to be done in a certain time frame. His decision must have been much prior to that.

January 29, 2011 11:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa is beyond help. His ego is completely out of control. This MAN believes he is the Messiah.

January 29, 2011 11:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More trashing of the neighborhood, courtesy of Rudy Rich:


January 29, 2011 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


So then you're saying Mama Martinez remained on the Huizar payroll for many months after her son decided to run.

To spy on Huizar (at taxpayer's expense?), as a mole, to find and steal more lists?

Hmmmm, the more you try to defend, the nastier this guy looks.

(Follow the timeline; either way, deceit, deceit, deceit)

January 29, 2011 11:50 AM  

Anonymous 3RD FLOOR FLY said:

Maneuvers at midnight

Here is one example of how sponsored bills shape the process of lawmaking — allowing private agendas to overwhelm the public interest.
In 2007, the Legislature took up a bill to authorize the spending of a $2.8 billion affordable housing bond approved in a voter referendum. The bill initially sought to ensure that projects would be efficient and geographically diverse, and that they would reduce homelessness.
But at the urging of a lobbyist for the sports and entertainment giant Anschutz Entertainment Group, a different, sponsored version of the bill suddenly appeared — amid a flurry of bills on the last days of the legislative session. Several legislators whose names were attached to the bill dropped off, leaving only Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, D-Los Angeles, as legislative backer of the amended bill. It cleared the Senate after midnight, and the Assembly at 3:26 a.m.
Hugh Bower, the lead staff member of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, was stunned when the bill came up that night; he had been told the issue was dead. There was such chaos, Bower recalls, that one committee member still thought the next day that the amended bill had died.
What was Anschutz’s interest? Its version of the bill allowed some affordable housing funds to be used for parks, landscaping and fancy sidewalks in the neighborhood around the company-owned Staples Center in downtown L.A.
Anschutz insisted its changes would let any “Business Improvement District” — a specially created association of property owners and government agencies — apply for the funds. But only the district near the Staples Center did, receiving the maximum award of $30 million.
Christine Minnehan, director of legislative advocacy for the Western Center on Law and Poverty, lamented the award, saying many affordable housing projects were awarded less than half that amount.
She called the outcome “a theft of public funds, and a deception of the voters.”


January 29, 2011 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous said:

10:30 AM

Really? How do we get them to go after all the illegal food vendors set up on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front yards ?

Huizar and Reyes allow their "brothers and sisters of Mexico and South America" to start new businesses every week. One just started a hot chocolate stand on the corner, blocking a 4 way traffic stop near the school. Cars park anywhere and block traffic from 8:00am to 8:30am while buisness people have to go to work. Every afternoon I have to listen to the man selling snow cones. Yet I have to pay a business tax.

January 29, 2011 12:45 PM  



“a theft of public funds, and a deception of the voters.”


January 29, 2011 12:52 PM  

Anonymous GOBBLE GOBBLE said:



January 29, 2011 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, a 62-year-old agency that controls billions of dollars worth of L.A. property AND A SLUSH FUND FOR COUNCILMEMBERS.

January 29, 2011 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The Fee Waiver scam WAS being operated openly without consequence. The fact that the entire permit process has been changed, ONLY after light was shined on it, means that those responsible for the fraud are very afraid. They know that investigators are on to them. Because of that, the power has shifted ever so slightly back into the hands of the taxpayers. The fact that this scam was pulled off with the help of the Public Work Commission, The LAPD, and the City's Bureau of Street Services should concern people.

And bonus...the culture is being forced to change in the Council Chamber.

Zuma Dog flipped over the rock. Now there is one less place to hide.

Thanks ZD.

January 29, 2011 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The streecar is nothing more than a scam to funnel money to Cordoba Construction/ TELACU. The same thing was pulled in Santa Ana a year ago...google it.

Better yet, ask Huizar.

January 29, 2011 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anybody watch Boardwalk Empire....

It stars Alatorre...

January 29, 2011 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I guess the Feds know what they are looking for...

January 29, 2011 1:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Isn't it odd how selective the code enforcement is? If you were in Studio City, a business owner would get cited for putting store merchandise outside his store, and yet, you can sell tainted food out of a cockroach infested cart on the sidewalk, and not worry about getting a ticket. Helps to have the right Councilman giving direction the the LAPD and code enforcement.

January 29, 2011 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


We should compare notes. I hope you've followed through with a report. They can use all the help they can get.

January 29, 2011 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Again, so when are Gustavo and Huizar going to jail?

January 29, 2011 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Roos !!!!!! Are you kidding. Mike Roos was third in command for Willie Brown, right behind Richard Alatorre. These three had a running cocaine and prostitute tab going while “serving” in the assembly. I’m surprised any of these three didn’t die of AIDS

January 29, 2011 3:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Roos was part of the Department of Housing & Community Development during Jerry Brown’s governorship, Angelides became a top aide and chief of staff to Assemblyman Mike Roos.

January 29, 2011 3:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Records show that Roos paid Alatorre about $100,000 for consulting work for most of the same clients in 2006. Some of it was for a separate client that Alatorre shared with Roos consultant Frank Hill, a former Assemblyman convicted in 1994 of extortion for taking $2,500 in cash from an FBI agent posing as a businessman

January 29, 2011 3:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Times has an article on unregistered Las Lomas lobbyist Hillary Norton Orozco. What they fail to mention is that Orozco is married to long time Rchard Alatorre aid Gerard Orozco. Antonio, Alatorre, Griego are all involved - look to see this project breath a second life. The nimbys don't have a chance.

January 29, 2011 3:08 PM  

Anonymous g said:


January 29, 2011 3:13 PM  

Anonymous g said:


January 29, 2011 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


But someone did die of AIDS. Marco Firebaugh used to run whres and drugs for Polanco, and by extensions, Alatorre. I gues he would test drive them because he died of AIDS. Fabian also got several STD's from these parties.

January 29, 2011 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was Firebro married?

January 29, 2011 5:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's some more fun facts about Huizar, his buddy, the owner of Club 740, and some big time criminals.

Read slowly and let it all sink in. There is a lot of information here.

Club 740

An LAPD captain tried to shut down Club 740, but ended up getting relocated out of downtown.

Villaraigosa got the Club 740 permits expedited through his Case Management group. This was a group set up by the Mayor to push through projects of "special campaign supporters."

The building owner was the former president of the BID.

The club operator was an old friend of Huizar's.

Steve Carmona, LA City Planning Commissioner pushed through the liquor license for the club operator, despite the fact that the club operator had just been shut down in Whittier. (He provided nude male entertainment)

Why do we care about Steve Carmona?

Steve Carmona was an LA Planning Commissioner who got busted for taking $10,000 in bribes from a big cocaine dealer, by the name of George Torres.

What's the big deal about George Torres?

George Torres was a big time Cocaine smuggler who owned all the "El Numero Uno" markets in South Central. Last year he was tried for murder.

George Torres' business partner was Horacio Vignali.

Why does that name Vignali sound so familiar?

Vignali's son was serving time in Federal Prison for high volume drug smuggling. Vignali gave $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother so that President Bill Clinton would pardon Vignali's son.

Clinton pardoned his son after getting letters of support from several local politicians, including Villaraigosa. Why would any local politician get involved with this unless they were getting something in return? (Sounds a little like Fabian Nunez and his son doesn't it?)

Six Degrees of Separation....

These people are all connected through a web of lies, bribes, power, and greed.

Huizar, thanks for caring about downtown!

Good article:


January 29, 2011 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's another one...

John Perez

Los Angeles City Pensions
Cityview Funding

Henry Cisneros (HUD- Director/Countrywide mortgages)

KOR Development

Real Estate scam, ending in a expensive DWP bailout...

Special thanks to Huizar for being SOOO flexible with his zoning.
Really, who cares if the block was planned for condos...

A DWP yard is practically the same thing right?

Must be that degree in Planning.

Oh yeah I should mention the property was flipped by a third party 6 months before the DWP purchase. DWP paid millions over market value.

Not an accident.

January 29, 2011 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Firebaugh's wife left him because she knew what he was up to and she wasn't stupid enough to stay with a diseased lover - unlike Mrs. Nunez who left and came back for sloppy seconds - or thirds, or fourths...

January 29, 2011 7:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's talk about the real problems in CD 14 and the City of Los Angeles. My neighbor just moved his "green business" out of LA and into Pasadena due to the high cost of taxes levied on business' doing business in the city. His were over 43,000.00. More and more business' will move out of the city which will lower the taxes collected due to the high cost of doing business. Personally I would like to have a business person represent the 14th district to help lower this tax. Plus, it would be refreshing to have an elected official who has had to earn a living in the private sector as a owner of a business. For once we would have representation by someone who understandes exacly what it takes to be a business owner and make a payroll... Honestly, it's not the list that's so important to me, it's how the money is spent in CLARTS Fund and why our elected official feels he doesn't have to be honest with his contiguency that is bothersome. It actually makes me angry. The fact someone doesn't feel he needs to answer to his voters is pompus. It makes me feel that he is lying and covering up. We all understand about fundraising, but to vote on issues that involved those who have contributed thousands of dollars to your electiion is wrong. And it's important to me to see how any candidate running for office feels about continuing the real services we pay for ( public safety, sidewalks, streets,t rash, water and power) and those in this budget crisis that could be cut. Including jobs and staff. These issues are what I want to hear about. Not a pissing contest between the candidates and their staffs. I would ask bloggers to sick to the facts. And as far as I am concerned who will best make the cuts that need to be done to keep our services and keep our city out of bankrurtpcy. I am a long time resident and property owner and before I put a sign up for anyone running to represent our district I want to cut to the chase and find out who will do the job!

January 29, 2011 7:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



January 29, 2011 8:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:20 I sent information to all agencies.

January 29, 2011 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Al Robles knew which corrupt pond to fish in when he sought out Moret and Moret saw another Alatorre when he decided to help.

Alatorre's longtime friend and political guru Louis F. Moret, LOU MORET CORRUPT IN THE RING.

Said Alatorre confidante Moret, speaking for the councilman's political clique, "Polanco may be the last horse we have to play."

Louis F. Moret is more than just friends with former Los Angeles politician Richard Alatorre.

Al Robles knew which corrupt pond to fish in when he sought out Moret and Moret saw another Alatorre when he decided to help. Alatorre and his cohorts.

On to The Grill, for the birthday brunch and benefit for City Councilman Richard Alatorre. Cathy Moret chaired the $500-a-muncher gathering

The Moret deal to split the Latino vote is testament of such chicanery.

The question remains why Alatorre — arguably the most corrupt and corrupting Los Angeles politician of his generation

January 29, 2011 9:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now he needs to investigate the corrupt bullshit Huizar and others are deep into with developers in CD14. Can we all say Wyvenwood. Interesting look who voted YES. The clowncil members who have been the most corrupt with developers. Why isn't Alatorre mentioned cause we all know he's in deep shit with these guys.

January 29, 2011 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you kidding, that Antonio is not "listening" to the Las Lomas $$$backers? One of the Las Lomas lobbyists is Richard Alatorre, one of Antonio's "trusted friends and advisers. We all know that Alatorre is in his bed with the Mayor and rules everthing that goes on there. The five council members who voted with Los Lomas are total Whores. . . the Mayor who refuses to "get invovled" is the biggest of them all. He is doing it for Alatorre . . and it will come back to haunt him becuase it is so obvously sordid and corrupt. Hilary your time is up. . .Antonio. . . bale while you can. . as to the rest of you five council whores. . .your time will come. Palmer is yesterday but we will get you tomorrow for your sins!

January 29, 2011 9:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City borrowing for NFL stadium may cost taxpayers millions

Bill Boyarsky • January 26 2011 4:52 PM

Why should Los Angeles borrow $350 million to tear down a perfectly good convention center building and rebuild it on another expensive downtown location?
Because if the arrangement is approved by the City Council and mayor it’s a terrific deal for Anschutz Entertainment Group, the developer and owner of Staples Center and L.A. Live, which wants to build a football stadium in the downtown complex. That would permit AEG to land a National Football League franchise and make many more millions.


January 29, 2011 9:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 29, 2011 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In a meeting with Speaker of the California Assembly John Perez, whose district happens to include where the proposed downtown stadium would be built

Along with newly-elected governor Jerry Brown, Perez and Steinberg will have considerable influence when it comes to obtaining the necessary environmental impact approval from the state legislature for the stadium construction.

Though L.A. city and county officials have already essentially rolled over to AEG’s demands in the stadium project proposal, the local citizenry is still largely in the dark about what sort of financial contribution the public will have to make towards what may ultimately be a multi-billion dollar endeavor.
Leiweke has made plain that AEG will privately pay all of the stadium construction costs - in exchange for a $300 million public subsidy - but where the funds will come from for what will be inevitable infrastructure upgrades around the facility is another story.

January 29, 2011 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Semcken, vice president of Majestic Realty, which has a competing stadium proposed in the San Gabriel Valley, said this late Wednesday:
"AEG is expecting taxpayers to dole out well over a billion dollars for a proposal that will compromise the City's general fund, the L.A. Convention Center, the new stadium and the financial success of any potential NFL team. Saddling the city and the taxpayers with more debt to to pay for AEG's Event Center should be a non-starter for the City Council. In addition, AEG is requesting an environmental waiver for the single largest development ever proposed in the City of Los Angeles, that is unacceptable."

January 29, 2011 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OCT 2005


Last Monday Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Westin Bonaventure Hotel owner Peter Zen, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) President Tim Leiweke and union leader Maria Elena Durazo gathered at City Hall to announce that they had reached a compromise allowing the $412 million hotel next to Staples Center to move forward.

For years Zen has been the lone hotelier campaigning against the headquarters hotel, arguing that the public subsidies - $16 million in loans, $4 million in fee waivers and up to $270 million in bed tax over 25 years - would create an unfair playing field for his and other Downtown hotels and ultimately eat away at their business. He filed a lawsuit in April and threatened to take the city subsidy to voters.

January 29, 2011 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar takes from the poor, communities, millions from the CLARTS fund, hides all accounting records OF THE TRANSFERS, ABUSES his position in government to go after stakeholders, businesses that do not agree with him. Rudy is not the first that Huizar has gone after. even the deceased are not safe from AV and Huizar. And you dare to talk about a patio approved with a variance. If People in Boyle Height,besides the dead, vote for Huizar, is because they ar afraid. Huizar has approved 75 new Liquor licenses in Boyle Heights, and not exactly for quality restaurants like Mia's. Huizar has to go.... We need change, and we need to take the chance with Rudy Martinez, that can oust Huizar. Huizar will be in prison soon, so lets save the city some money and choose Rudy, he is not going to jail for an overextended patio..

January 29, 2011 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:32 You have no proof. No jail time.

Huizar exonerated.

January 29, 2011 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AEG/Anschutz Entertainment Group acquired a significant ownership stake in Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions on Thursday

January 29, 2011 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For those of you that are including John Perez, Speaker of the House with AV and A la Torre, I believe you are dead wrong. Although, Perez is related to AV, Perez holds his own and does not need these corrupt politicians hanging on him. JP has already been successful in making changes in legislation that will take us forward. He is a new strong and savvy politician that I feel will be the people's choice for years to come. Get to know JP, and you will agree. I seen JP work for the people and heis amazing and a good guy.

January 29, 2011 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:56 Appreciate your input.

Now back to reality. John's in Alatorre's group.

January 29, 2011 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



January 29, 2011 11:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Critics thought he was being petulant. "It was kind of like, I can't play by the rules and win, so I'll change the rules," said John Perez, a Riordan-appointed human relations commissioner, United Food and Commercial Workers Union leader and Democratic activist.

January 29, 2011 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar + Gustavo + Francine = Organized Crime

January 29, 2011 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So what day this week does Jose get indicted?

January 30, 2011 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've got to give John Perez some credit - while his cousin was out kissing Miguel Contreras ass - after smooching with Maria Elena, John did hold his own. In fact, John was the only vote against Miguel to some state board appointment.

In 1994, John was aginst Miguel when he was appointed to run Kathleen Brown's campaign - he was the only one to see a 35 point switch when Contreras took over.

I don't like John personally, but like him or not, he is his own person. The only reason he favors Huizar in this race is that he will be first in line when Huizar is termed out and hew won't have to wait another 12 years if Martinez wins.

January 30, 2011 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Plus, I forgot to mention, Alatorre has a thing against gays - especially Latino gays - just ask Art Torres on his estranged relationship with his old compadre.

January 30, 2011 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Ask Higby, it'll be the same day "JIMMY HAHN'S GOING TO JAIL" (Mayor Sams- repeatedly, 2005).

I believe it's call the "12th of Never"?

(Rudy Rich will be wearing stripes again - twice, before Huizar's ever even investigated).

January 30, 2011 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with the postings about Alatorre. Let's NEVER elect him councilmember again.

Next subject?

(Oh, and Pacheco, too -- and anyone he supports).

Let's move on from past mistakes.

If you want to root for a "team" or "side" you'll be up a creek. There are scumbags and bastards in each.

Vote FOR on candidate, based on their ability to do the job, not AGAINST one because of their team, the rumors put out about then 3 months before an election (and ALWAYS disproved and forgotten by mid-March).

FEEL less, think, ask questions, and demand PROOF more.

(And for GAWDS sake, NEVER believe anything posted by the main writers here).

They's "reported" or sometimes just "harmlessly asked" loaded questions, here that were never found to have any basis in truth than in the history of most celebrity tabloids.

You want ACCOUNTABILITY? Never here!

January 30, 2011 12:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I understand completely 7.10 pm's post. The City of Los Angeles, especially CD14 (and CD1) are just not interested in having small to medium sized businesses in their districts. It seems to me CM Huizar prefers to deal with huge developers or local (friendly) non-profits, providing bond money and huge tax breaks to the developers and grants to the non-profits.

CM Huizar clearly does not understand business. But I can't think of another CM that does, either.

I will vote for Martinez (with all his faults) because without attracting business (not property developers) back to Los Angeles we will have a perpetual deficit and finally bankruptcy.

January 30, 2011 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


(Rudy Rich will be wearing stripes again - twice, before Huizar's ever even investigated).

You will be eating your words.

Huizar is well on his way to the big house and he knows it.

January 30, 2011 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Rudy Rich running a couple of small businesses means nothing about his ability to attract business. That's a sham.

Look at the contributors to both campaigns and the endorsement for both campaigns.

Huizar has 10-times the "business" support that SMALL businessman Martinez has.

Don't be so damned naive and cultish.

Remember the last "businessman" who was going to increase the draw once elected.

Remember AHNOLD S. Did businesses coming running to CA after the guvenator was elected.

OH, Hell NO. They ran away FASTER.

If the answers were simple, yes, high school graduates could run the city with bumper sticker slogans.

They're not simple; and they can't.

January 30, 2011 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Funny, he looks so relaxed and confident. Funny, Rudy Rich is the one who comes across bumbling, ignorant of issues, and nervous - especially when asked to recount his CRIMINAL convictions ("um. um, I can't recall David Z. . .")

Maybe you should tell Huizar. Give him a call? He doesn't seem to know, and by all accounts is ahead in this election in every way).

Maybe you should tell the Feds, etc., too. This will be news to them, also.

NO CRIMES COMMITTED, children. Just blathering opposition mudslinging. As always, as expected.

You know, they do PAY campaign hacks to make this stuff up. It's their main job - don't be so surprised or shocked every four years.

So far it's been pretty simple - CLAIMS against Huizar - fabricated, based on twisted definitions of rules, easily debunked, and refuted by other City authorities.

CLAIMS against Rudy Rich - ALL based on FACTS, avoided and downplayed by "Mr. Transparent", and upheld by PUBLIC RECORDS.

January 30, 2011 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. He and Jimmy Hahn will be sharing a cell.

Yeah, yeah, Mayor Tony will be the prison trustee bringing them library books.

Yeah, yeah, heard it before. Wishful thinking, make something up, rinse, repeat.

(You know, we had a CM doing COKE in his office not too many years ago - real crimes, and he barely got slapped on the wrist... a mayor who supposedly gave MULTI-million contracts to a supporters' PR firm, whose still walking the streets. But some guy who made some lists and "allegedly" transferred funds in ways that pissed off a minority of his constituents - BUT WAS ALL USED FOR CITY BUSINESS - is going up the river? You ought write science fiction.)


January 30, 2011 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:11, The comparison between a Governor and a local council member is a bit far fetched. However, I think Richard Riordan is a better example. He was a political novice and, in my opinion, was the best Mayor we have seen in 20 or more years.

Martinez is so far untested. But I am willing to give him a chance with my vote.

And, if you haven't worked out how the campaign contributions game works, you are the one who is naive

January 30, 2011 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The inspectors need to go after Rudy about the destruction of city property. "Where's the tree, Rudy?" is the question being asked on blogs al over the NE.

My neighbor was threatened with thousands of dollars in fines if he removed a tree that was buckling his sidewalk. Rudy removed a perfectly fine, no problem tree from in front of his business on York Blvd. no less. Then cemented the section up so it couldn't be replanted.

Rudy just does whatever he feels like doing. He's no better than Huizar. (Remember when Huizar got busted for building without regard for code or permit on his property?)

January 30, 2011 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I remember when Huizar went ahead with some work on his house without permits, but I don't think he got busted for it.

I also remember there was some dispute about who really owned the house. At one time, it was a trust. Then I remember it was in the name of a person who said he didn't own any property in Los Angeles - but then he said his son was a friend of Huizar.

Does anybody have he details on this unusual story?

January 30, 2011 3:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do you expect from a CM who has no class? Give us all a break... If you are going to clean house let's do it right! Wake up people the Mayor is just as bad and we have to put up with his lack of representation for another 2 years. Definitely the Mayor is going to want to keep his Water Boy Huizar and the others who are just as guilty. Show me the $$$!

No accountability here!

January 30, 2011 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2.11. I remember Antonio showing only tepid support for Phil Angelides and in the process helping AHNOLD ruin the state. (The payback was a judgeship for Antonio's sister - amongst other things).

And whatever you read into Huizar's contributions, the majority of businesses are looking for change on the city council. It is a business unfriendly state and it is a business unfriendly city.

I would agree with the post calling for a change and a vote for Rudy Martinez.

January 30, 2011 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mrs. Richelle Huizar should send the TV show "Cheaters" to investigate her lying husband. Such a sad story to know that he has staffers who are having a such a "hay day" during work and after work hours. Ana Cubas is real suspect. Francine? Jessica Fatso McClean is too fat. And Celina was smart enough to leave his office several months ago.

January 30, 2011 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Property deals always seem to be a point of contention with Huizar and his handlers:

Villar commits fraud when he doctors some documents to get his Mt. Wash home - now Corina's

Alatorre is convicted for taking bribes to refurbish his Eagle Rock home.

Molina ingores city permits, like Huizar, when working on her home

Skelton gets to have a once public street for his own private cul de sac

These bozos never learn.

January 30, 2011 5:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


True enough.

Lots of action on the public's dime.

What a pieace of shit.

January 30, 2011 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


How do you think John Perez was elected?

His competition quit the race and took jobs with Villaraigosa...

If you do your homework you will find a pattern of election tampering over the last several years...

Many candidates have been paid to stay home...

Just be patient ...we'll support you when we decide it is your turn to take office!

January 30, 2011 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you want to take a look at who ruined the state...you don't have to look very far..... the Alatorre machine has been controlling the house for decades. How many speakers have come from your own neighborhood....

John Perez steps right in, virtually unopposed and takes the Speakership position. What do the other Democratic representatives know that we don't.

Don't forget John Perez was on the CRA board, where he was accused of using his union friends to launder developer bribes. LA Times did an article not to long ago. He's just another cog in the machine.

January 30, 2011 10:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Councilman, pressed to explain $1.5 million missing from Eastside pollution control fund


January 31, 2011 6:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Try to keep up, 6:53

Story is two months ago, full of errors, and was beaten to death here for weeks already.

(OH, and "pressed" by disreputable opponent isn't something that moves anyone but predisposed Huizar-haters.

No loss. Already drank the koolaid and "dead" to rational explanations.

January 31, 2011 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Asshole Anon at 4:56 PM. Jessica is pregnant. What the fuck is your excuse mental midget? Or does making fun of people anonymously just make you feel good?

February 01, 2011 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:45 Oh. Didn't have a clue.

She's gonna give Octomom some competition.

February 02, 2011 6:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2-1- 9:45pm and 2-2 6:33pm - exactly, the poster "had no clue" which is so typical.

It's like opposite day around here everyday where only one side gets trashed repeatedly, ever, no matter what the actual newspapers of record have to say about the MS favorite flavor of the week, and where no clue posters call the pregnant lady "fat," call the complete liars the "truth-sayers," call rumors and innuendo "news from excellent sources," say the well-positioned, well-funded, well-liked incumbent is "in panic mode because he's losing the election," and call the wanna-be egoists who have no platform other than the other guy sucks, and no chance of winning a raffle much less a city of L.A. election the "surefire winner" and "the great hope for the district."

Exactly what is the track record of all the ranting and raving here? As far as I can see it's almost always dead wrong once the dust clears. New readers should be given some kind of decoder ring to help them decipher what things really mean when posted in Mayor Sam's world.

February 03, 2011 7:38 AM  

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