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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mid-Day Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Tuesday

Will Governor Moonbeam II take out CRA's in California?

Will Chris Essel's CRA/LA survive the wrath of Bitter Jerry?

If Governor Moonbeam II needs any help in finding the office of CRA/LA in his quest to liquidate the functions of CRA's statewide, many in the local political bloggersphere are waiting and willing to point the way.
"WWG 2", known to the thinning ranks of graying readers of the Old Gray Hag on Spring Street as Bill Boyarsky, pens "right on Jerry"! Ron Kaye, formerly the editor of the Daily Valley Moldy Green Sheet, says "Abolish the CRA" Cary Brazeman, penning his thoughts at the "blogging cyber commune of neighborhood council activists" City Watch, calls it "Time for a New Way". Can we call this a bloggin consensus?
For this blogger, CRA's Adelante Eastside and its Biotech Corridor Project area, has provided a education on the brute force of mis-guided government. In 1999, without any notice to community members and park activists, Hazard Park was place within the Adelante Biotech Corridor Project Area. The CRA employee who I discussed this finding with, stated that the park was included due to "criminal blight". But the likes of longtime Hazard Park Activist Alex Man have stated for decades that Hazard Park, has been targeted by USC and LA County for hospital expansion. Thus, it was no surprise that the likes of USC's City Hall Lobbyist David Galaviz was a member of the CRA Adelante Advisory Board
With the powers granted CRA's across America by the repugnant Kelo Decision of the United States Supreme Court in 2005, the likes of CRA/LA had a new way of taking decades long homes of many and giving them to the connected developers like USC (one should see the former home sites on Playground St next to Hazard Park) . Thus, if Governor Moonbeam II can put a stop to this egregious practice of taking private property and selling it in return for campaign contributions (the LA way). Then lets point Jerry in the direction of CRA/LA.
** The latest batch of financial reports for the March 2011 LA Municipal Elections, are online at the City Ethics Commission Website.
** Assemblyman Gil Cedillo crusades on the behalf of the undocumented, continues with his California version of the Dream Act.
** Will Governor Moonbeam II get any republican support for his plans to raise taxes for the next five years?
** Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez can't break those bad political habits regarding gifts. This time to prison officials.
** Shout out to Michael Trujillo, guess who finally took the Lt. Governor's "Oath of Office"?
Your thoughts...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

"guess who fanilly took...?"

(I don't know, REED SPIT, but I can guarantee you never "FANILLY TOOK" the SATs, of ACTs, or a GED, or a good G-D about just how dumb you make anyone you support look -- and how smart you make those you oppose look).

-- Not MEAT, just verklmept!

(All my years of studying the English language only to find it isn't used much here).

January 11, 2011 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This "shout out" to Huizar's campaign manager makes all this bashing of Huizar painfully transparent.

It's all just personal between Scott Johnson and Trujillo. There's no interest in improving Council District 14 involved.

This is just little boys whipping them out to see who can pee further in the snow.



January 11, 2011 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

"CRA's statewide"

Still suffering from misuse of apostrophes, Scott?


January 11, 2011 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

"has provided a education"



January 11, 2011 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

"who I discussed this finding with"



January 11, 2011 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:



It's close. But it's WRONG!


January 11, 2011 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

"lets point Jerry"

Red Spot, do you remember all of those apostrophes you overused earlier in this post? You need one of them here!


January 11, 2011 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

"who fanilly took the Lt. Governor's "Oath of Office"?"

FANILLY? What does "Fanilly" mean?


January 11, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

Red Spot's Funniest Fuck-Ups of the Week

"Pray fro them"




January 11, 2011 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can you believe that that Baptist church in Kansas that full of right-wing nutjobs and homophobes wants to come to Arizona and picket the funeral of the 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed on Saturday?

January 11, 2011 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a person who rarely comments on this site, I find it interesting that when all attacks are on the exposer of crimes, regardless of grammar, there must be something to hide. I don't trust one comment in opposition here, and especially when it is about Red Spot's english. I'll accept his expose in Swahili if it leads to the criminals.

January 11, 2011 4:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:04 p.m.

Note also then, that Red Spot never comments back on the rational rebuttals to his attacks on Huizar.

(Recall it was just a few weeks, for example that he was regularly accusing Huizar of "wasting" police time by having a single black and white at a community event he attended -- as if this was to keep constituents away).

Then this past weekend, an elected official was shot, a judge was killed and several bystanders were also murdered by someone attending a small "community event".

Seem like a "waste" of police presence now? Huizar just grandstanding?

Will Red Spot still wantonly and abusively use the police car photo as the "logo" of his updates (attacks) on Huizar here?

And, what does Red Spot have to hide by not responding to the non-typo messages here, other than his lack of any real evidence of wrong-doing re: CLARTS.

(But then, in Swahili, his posts might also make more sense).

January 11, 2011 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And you thought Phil was an idiot-stick. It was only going to be moments before the calm voice of reason, Rush Limbaugh, chimed in:

"What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He's sitting there in jail. He knows what's going on, he knows that...the Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he's just a victim. He's the latest in a never-ending parade of victims brought about by the unfairness of America...this guy clearly understands he's getting all the attention and he understands he's got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he's not convicted of murder - but something lesser."

January 11, 2011 5:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I kinda feel bad for Rudy. I mean, what if you ran for office and your biggest supporter was some goofball named "Red Spot"?

January 11, 2011 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:


Note, I am NOT commenting on the nature of Red Spot's content. I'm commenting only on his histrionics and LIES.

If you need to be reminded about Red Spot's LIES, look it up on latimes.com. His LIES made news.

Also, this LIAR known as Red Spot says he "studied journalism in college." Well, my friend, based on his comprehensive lack of English skills, though a native English speaker, it's clear to me that he never "studied journalism in college."

ERGO, another LIE that is exposed every time he writes.

And if you don't like it, that's too bad for you. You're entitled to your opinion. And here's a newsflash for you, SO ARE WE!

January 11, 2011 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rumor has it next Tuesday the Martinez camp will unveil a five-point budget reform plan for LA called "Pray As You Fro"

January 11, 2011 6:02 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Scott, your analysis of the CRA involvement with Adelante was decent and even informative. I hope that your critics don't overlook that fact. You are often a wildly biased homer for the Republicans and the right-leaning, to be sure, and I think you move the facts quite a bit to suit your leanings. But when you wrote about community redevelopment here, you gave nods across party and talked about very problematic specifics with Adelante.

I think you'll readily admit that there is no way in hell Whitman would have had the kind of experience necessary to tinker with community redevelopment, and certainly not the ability to carry such a wish through the State legislature. Let's see more of this kind of writing, which doesn't concern itself so much with party, but with what's right.

January 11, 2011 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder why Red Spot is silent on Rudy's Badgegate and now potential ethical violations.  It's just attack-attack-attack on Huizar but you don't bring up his opponent's failings.  WTF?

January 11, 2011 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word on the street is Rudy M. knows full well he stands no chance whatsoever of doing well in March's primary - he's just wrangling to be the lead dog in the pack whenever Huizar leaves office -- whether early, to move to another elected's spot, or after two more terms.

Now that's the first things that's made sense about his campaign.

January 11, 2011 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Huizar is crooked as the day is long. There is more than enough dirt on Huizar to end his political career this March.

January 11, 2011 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy Martinez's people advised him badly (or maybe he just doesn't listen, but their first major stroke at identifying the "brand" was a total f*ck-up.

The ballot - the last thing people see before they vote - says he's a "small business owner."

That "I'm a small business owner" idea may be charming when your courting contributions -- although apparently not the last 3 months, judging from the Ethics' tallies --and I'm sure he thinks it helps him with the IRS, but when it comes to actually voting, the psychology of the issue, coupled with the culture of the Eastside, goes something like this:

"Hmmm, 'small' business owner...

Why 'SMALL'" If he's such a great potential leader (and 'problem solver') and he's already middle-aged, why isn't his business more than 'small' by now?

Sounds like maybe he either has no real ambition, or he's made some very bad business decisions -- that have kept him 'small'.

Does someone who's still small-time belong in the driver's seat, representing a quarter-million people, handling hundreds of millions of tax dollars, and the jobs of thousands of CD-14 residents who work for the City -- (and you KNOW those people vote).

I think I'll stick with the guy with all the college degrees..."

He would have added several percentage points to what will be a dismal total just by not trying to be cute, and a "man of the people."

Hell, their gardeners, dog walkers, housepainters, and plumbers are "small business owners" and they sure wouldn't vote for them to run 1/15 of the City.

January 11, 2011 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I think voters will pick a small businessman over a big time crook.

Rudy wins.

January 11, 2011 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't it sad that CD14 only has THESE two chumps to choose from?

Or, as Red Spot would write it:

Int ut zad dat DC1,4 "Only" havfe these "too" jumps 2 Jews form?

January 12, 2011 1:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the CRA is abolished Chris Essel will be out of her cushy job!

January 12, 2011 1:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby's "SMART FRIEND" Jennerjahn throws yet another candidate under the bus.

Jennerjahn's jealousy knows no bounds.


January 12, 2011 1:49 AM  

Anonymous Anyone but fake cop Mitch. said:

CD 12 INFO: This could get interesting as word is getting out that a well-funded individual whom sparred with Mitch Englander in the past is days or weeks from getting involved in the race.

Why is this important? Due to a severe influx of money and not having much to do with it but settle old scores, they have the recourses behind themselves to make Mitch's life a living hell.

I'm told the hit is coming and it runs the gammit re-spinning Englanders City Hall break-in,exposing his frauds, his threatening of opponents employers, his threatening of constituents, his misuse of the LAPD for political purposes including some public Safety committee members and or staffers willing to go on the record about what's really going on.

That is just a teaser. Seems the problem with Mitch is he gleefully told people where the bodies were buried, and people have no problem digging them up to stop him.

This might be getting good.

January 12, 2011 3:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG@ Definitely the Huizar camp is in the house. Why spend so much time attacking a guy for dumb spelling and grammar errors? Go to another blog? Gotta luv the LA Weekly for hammering the CLARTS FUND again in yesterday's post. The point they ask is over $1 million transferred to general fund but NO accounting where it really went. They will continue to investigate and the truth will come out. That's when it will be all over for Huizar. At community meetings the talk is Rudy is gaining more and more support every day. Why? Because everyone knows the history of the corruption of Huizar. Long time residents are saying they haven't seen Huizar since he was last elected now he's coming out. To 4:21pm its a known fact Huizar has consistently used LAPD and they can't stand him. Its all for show. Long before the Arizona shooting a waste of resources making officers sit at his events sometimes 3 hours just because he demanded it. Here's proof Huizar doesn't like LAPD


January 12, 2011 6:18 AM  

Anonymous Patricia said:

Rush Limbaugh said that? Geez, what a sick creature he is. To say that the guy who killed six people has the support of the Democratic party is beyond comprehension. Rush's fans like to think he is "one of them." The fat jackass, who earns about %80 million a year spewing his hatred, flies to Paris once a month on his private jet to buy cigars and wine. Yeah, Rush is one of the "little people."

January 12, 2011 7:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When more than a handful of screamers and anonymous posters determine there's a "big time crook" on the ballot, you'll be right.

But that won't be this year's election, or probably ever. If there was anything like a groundswell of anti-Huizar sentiment out there, the "small" businessman could have certainly collected more than $7,000 over the last three months in contributions.

Hell, Alvin "DOH" Parra collected more than that 4 years ago, and he'd pissed off more people in CD14 in previous years than have ever heard of "Mayor Sam's". Now Alvin's starting to look "smart" by comparison - and he barely got 30 percent of the vote.

(Another really LOUSY word of advice from Rudy's people -- contribute a huge sum to your own campaign, so people know you're filthy rich and don't think you need their pennies.)

This has to be one of the DUMB-best campaigns run in CD14 in decades.

OH, and also don't take matching funds??

Rudy should demand a refund from Hacopian.

Get used to Huizar, he's in for another 4 years.

January 12, 2011 8:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Hint for newbie Mayor Sam's readers.

Whenever someone here says:

"its a known fact"

That's translated as "it's my (usually uninformed) opinion" . . . that I share with my only 3 friends in the world (repeatedly) until they change the subject.

January 12, 2011 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Right off hand I'd say it was Rudy Martinez who has had more of a problem with police.

Criminal record (while Huizar is squeaky clean).

Police badge ("impersonating an officer after losing a bar fight"?)

Not "really" interested in promoting his past volunteer work with LAPD (why????)

January 12, 2011 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

Children, I have no horse in this race.

I'm only mocking Red Spot's horrendous illiteracy because it shows that HIGBY has no standards on accuracy OR the truth.

I don't like Huizar, and I've never even heard of Rudy. My only thought on this is that the people of CD14 are pathetic for not being able to get one capable, competent candidate.

January 12, 2011 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CLARTS funds controversy will be the end of Huizar's career. Huizar does not have the faintest clue the shit that Rudy and his guys have on him.

January 12, 2011 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Scott/Higby - I have a question which I hope that both of you can answer:

Why haven't you posted anything on Rudy Martinez's campaign returning $6,000 to donors who work for Nick Pacheco's law firm because of the allegations that Nick Pacheco reimbursed his employees, there by circumventing the contribution limits?!

You are both quick to bring up issues that you have against Huizar, but here's a story about what can turn out to be one of the biggest political dramas in the upcoming election and you have yet to give it the attention that you give less important things.

It's obvious from reading your posts that you do not hesitate to use your personal bias in deciding what you do and don't cover on this blog. But in not covering something like this, you add further fuel to those who say that your blog is nothing more than a wasteland of comments that gives Scott Johnson something to look forward to in his life (I actually heard this several times at community events).

Please respond.

January 12, 2011 10:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It appears Huizar supporters think he is running against Nick Pacheco, otherwise referred to as "Rudy Martinez's mentor".

As we all know, Huizar's mentor, Antonio Villaraigosa, has been deemed a "FAILURE" by Los Angeles Magazine and Jim Newton's piece in the LA Times was far different from the fawning articles of earlier days.

Objectively, I think Pacheco's last two years in office were relatively good for the district. I can't say that for Villaraigo's term in office (as CD 14 representative or Mayor) or, as yet, and surely it's too late, for Huizar's term.

And, sadly, Huizar, through his supporters on this site, would rather throw mud at a man not even running than outline a program for the betterment of CD14.

January 12, 2011 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's the double-wide sitting in front?

January 12, 2011 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:24 AM

Is this really true? That's the same sort of shenanigans
that cost Pacheco when he was running. You'd think, as an attorney , he'd have more smarts than that.
More details please.

January 12, 2011 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:30 am:

I am not thinking that Huizar is running against Pacheco. I'm just trying to bring up an issue that is connected to Pacheco.

But it's funny you say this, because then you go off on your own rant about Villaraigosa. Are you the pot calling the kettle black?

This is a linear subject that involves only those directly involved with the issue, which are Nick Pacheco and Rudy Martinez.

- Jonathan

January 12, 2011 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:25 am:

Here's the link to the article:


I hope that this helps.

- Jonathan

January 12, 2011 12:22 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


I have posted on the Martinez Campaign return of the Pacheco money, at today's Mid-Day Briefs.


January 12, 2011 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TOO little, TOO late, Hacopian.


You should have KNOWN before that report when in 3 MONTHS AGO that you were being JUKED.

THEN to have Huizar's people be the first to REVEAL it?

Oh, hell no!

January 12, 2011 4:36 PM  

Anonymous g said:


January 12, 2011 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


It appears that you think I was responding to your email. I wasn't. I didn't notice your earlier email.

To respond now to your emails, however, I would say that I am not the proverbial "pot" because I am not a participant in the campaigns or a candidate or a supporter of either candidate.

I was a little miffed that Huizar supporters (i don't know if you are one) were always bringing up Pacheco when, in my view, it's a contest between Huizar, Martinez and Butka (although he may have dropped out).

I did go to the link (thank you, i didn't know that site existed) and read the piece. I couldn't understand what the ethics spokesperson was talking about - are they investigating? aren't they investigating?

In any case, if Pacheco has done anything wrong, we will surely find out. And, as for as Mr. Skelton's comments, just from reading this blog from time to time, he does seem to be full of that four letter word beginning with "S" - spin, I mean.

But my point remains the same, - I am disappointed with Huizar (as I was with his predecessor, Villaraigosa), - but, bottom line, I want to hear more from Huizar and Martinez, not from or about non-candidates.

January 12, 2011 4:43 PM  

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