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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Connected Non-Profit and GRYD Sub-Contractor Legacy LA supports Beer and Wine License for 7-Eleven in Lincoln Heights

Legacy LA and Ramona Gardens Resident Advisory Board Member Lilianna Martinez speaks in support of 7-Eleven with Hollenbeck Police Advisory Board Co-Chairperson Margo Amador translating at 26:45 mark on video above.
Its starts with a little campaign money, then come the proxy's to shill for their political sponsor's latest endeavor. But for Navy Veteran and Small Business Owner Ben Lee, 7-Eleven's push to open more stores in Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights and elsewhere within the City of Los Angeles, could mean the end of the American Dream as owner of his small business.
More after the bloggin leap............
In emotional testimony on the video above, Ben Lee describes his struggles to establish his donut shop in a neighborhood that most would not dare try opening a business. Now after years of hard work and building positive relationships with the surrounding community, his landlord seeing "greener opportunities" with 7-Eleven, has Mr. Lee on a month to month lease pending approval of the third Lincoln Heights store. (link here to The Voice Newspaper's story on this controversy). We should note that the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council and Hollenbeck Division of LAPD are against importing anymore Beer and Wine Licenses into their respective areas.  
But while Mr. Lee's dream of being an business owner is on a month to month hold, Legacy LA's Lilianna Martinez little "illegal vending enterprise" goes on nightly on Alcazar Street between Murchison and Evergreen on the north edge of the Ramona Gardens Housing Projects. Ms. Martinez should of taken notice of the many supporters of Mr. Lee at the hearing recorded on the video above and it was one of those supporters who send us this photograph of her illicit business activities.
Yet the big question here is why a non-profit that was bless with getting GRYD money via Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Huizar, would support more beer and wine sales in a community with profound issues related to alcoholism and its easy access. But then one must remember that Legacy LA was a political creation and will continue to execute the political agenda of its creators, no matter of who's dream gets in the way. 
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have absolutely no idea what the ridiculously long title of this post means, so I'm not going to bother reading it.

The title should entice people to read, not dissuade them from reading.

On a positive note, there are no misspellings.

February 22, 2011 9:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My PART 2:

Not only is Red Spot a LUNATIC, he has OCD about legitimate business (that would no survive othewise) having liquor licenses.

Must be a recovering alkie, or mommy was a tea-totalling street preacher.


February 22, 2011 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have it on the best authority that Rid Sput is a joke in Lincoln Heights, as well.

February 22, 2011 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Would this be the same Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council that you regulary bash here as being dysfunctional, and a tool of "USC Chief City Hall Lobbyist David Galaviz (former winner of the Mayor Sam "Ass Clown Award")".

Suddenly, their opposition to something is VALID?

February 22, 2011 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude, by your sorry standards - everyone is "connected" but you.

And that's because you "disconnect" yourself by being such a rabid opponent of everything connected to our current city councilmembers.

February 22, 2011 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rest assured that 9:57am is correct.

Red Spot desperately wants to be a part of the "connected" crowd. Except that he has a repellent personality that prohibits people from listening to what he has to say.

Red Spot can't get a job that pays him more than he is worth, and he can't get the clout to bring about change.

In a way, it's fun to watch Red Spot squirm.

February 22, 2011 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WOW the plot sickens. Apparently now a $500 corporate donation to Huizar can ALSO buy you Reyes' vote.

WHO KNEW. Did they split it 50/50 ($250 each, I'll help you with that math), or, because it's in CD1 does Reyes get to keep 60 percent?

Now that Rid Splut has determined JUST how easy it is to buy council votes (500 for a liquor license; $1,000 for a million dollar MTA contract, right?) -- I'm going to vote that we use neighborhood council money to BUY all of our councilmembers' voteS for $250-$500 and THAT way, we'll always get what WE want, and not what the councilmember would otherwise do.

HELL, we can all have our OWN liquore licenses, and just sell booze in our backyards, anytime we want, set up stills, moonshine, etc.

THANK YOU RS. Now, can you please get to work on finding out who REALLY killed JFK, because Oswald was just a PATSY.

February 22, 2011 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Scott Johnson's forensic searching of tiny donations reminds me of that Monty Python sketch where the hunters go into the bush to bag mosquitos, carrying bazookas.

This is not the first Red Spot post that's reminded me of Monty Python sketches, but they're intentionally amusing.

He's not.

Or are you? I have trouble sometime thinking you REALLY think you've uncovered some SCANDALOUS information. The editors of any reasonable news media would have sent you or psychiatric evalualtion many times by now, before letting you put out what basically amount to a non-stop string of accusations of corruption against honest and well-respected public officials.

February 22, 2011 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Better check that again... there are many typos.

That's always a given.

February 22, 2011 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's 11am and Red Spot still has "after" spelled "ofter".

February 22, 2011 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, Red Spot you must have gotten somebody really mad!

How in the world are you getting attacked when the real villains are the one's trying to destroy poor Mr. Lee's business?

It wouldn't be so bad except, that we are playing into the politicians hands by having one oppressed ethnic group go after another (i.e. Latino vs. Asian) while Corporate America continues to reap the benefits of CRA funding and liquor license variances. The $500.00 donations are just the beginning of the money trails, we need people who are savvy in the areas of political corruption, maybe like the group "BASTA" who has been looking into the financial corruption of cities like Bell and others.

It is time to start looking into Los Angeles and asking where all the Housing Funds, CRA Funds, CLARTS Funds, Quimby Funds, you name it all the Councilperson’s discretionary funds are going. Then maybe the budget will be balanced and we can get our streets repaired, our parks back and have a ready and able fire department without fear that our house will be on fire on a day we have Councilperson's having extravagant lunches on the money that should have been used to save our home from the fire.

Too bad USC can't see what a mistake it is making in hiring people who have no interest in the community other than to use and abuse it.

Somebody contact Governor Brown to look into Los Angeles Government since the D.A. seems unwilling to do it.

February 22, 2011 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF????The Huizar groupies are in full form today criticizes Red Spot every post every day making fun of this blog but they continue to post their immature, illerate junk. They have been told to monitor this blog and when they see anything Red Spot post to attack attack attack. These are the low lifes in the community that could careless neigborhoods are ruined with a bunch of drunks able to buy so much beer, wine and liquor all over the community. Interesting it happens too often in the minority communities. You would think a councilman with brains would know better then to take bribes from 7 Eleven and create more of a problem with teenagers buying alcohol at his local corner 7 Eleven now. Didn't Ed Reyes give his girlfriend $1 million in CRA funds for something similar?

February 22, 2011 12:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mulholland Terrorist, Valley Dolt and Turdjillo in the house.

Don't they have day jobs?

February 22, 2011 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the guy Pedro Carillo representing 7-11 the same Pedro Carillo who is acting City Manager for the City of Bell?

February 22, 2011 8:21 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


February 23, 2011 7:03 AM  

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February 26, 2011 3:26 PM  

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