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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Good Saturday Morning from the busy sidewalks of CD 14

Councilman Huizar's vision of economic growth sprouting up on sidewalks district wide.

While a certain blogger goes blogasmic over his consultant of choice latest smear, enterprising constituents are contributing to the underground economy of CD 14 by using the public sidewalks in what is a common scene within Councilman Huizar's fiefdom. As a bloggin public service, we bring you the issues on why our current councilman is hiding behind a "badge of a fallen officer", rather than discuss the real issues.

From a poster this AM.

WTF???? How unfortunate that the CD14 race on other blogs are much more intelligent and speak to the issues. Here the Huizar groupies post ridiculous attacks on Mr. Martinez instead of focusing and telling people why they think Huizar should be re elected. It shows the mentality of the Huizar camp. THis is a huge issue in Boyle Heights. Huizar and his staffers have used threat of intimidation especially with business owners. You either put the sign in your store front window or else? Antonio used such tactics. I don't support Huizar like many constituents but I have legitimate reasons not immature rantings like his camp.

1. He lied about the trash fee hike and conned the public

2. He abused CLARTS FUnds and uses it to pay exorbitant salaries to staffer over $125,000 each.

3. He named the corner of 7Th & Broadway after a family Deljiani who gave him campaign money and is helping them buy a garage

4. He allowed businesses in Olvera Street to pay far little for rent for years while everyone in downtown is hurting

5. Instead of fund raising for more important causes he's raising $100 million for a Street Car

6. He voted to give DWP Managers back pay of $5 million with his colleagues

7. He voted for a pay raise for DWP

8. He FAILED to show up to City Council because he was at photo op at restaurant opening

9. He is referred to in many news articles as the "laziness" of members

10. He refuses to respond to the missing $1.5 MILLION CLARTS FUND

11. He has been investigated by the FBI and ex staffers are saying its not over

12. He criticized officers to the media without knowing facts and its all over the Internet

13. He supports liquor licenses in CD14 knowing full well owners always take advantage of minority communities.

Your thoughts..............

Scott Johnson in CD 14



Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was Rudy hiding behind the "badge of a fallen officer." One can only imagine what he was using the badge for.

Rudy lied and lied and lied. And he is still lying. How is this a "smear?" Is anything negative that is said about Rudy a smear?

February 05, 2011 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a pathetic person is Parke Skelton. First, dishonoring the generous, giving Mothers of East Los Angeles to serve a political end. And, now, dishonoring the memory of a fallen police officer to serve a political end! Disgusting and disgraceful!

And what dangerous bile will we hear from the lips of Mr. Skelton's accomplice, Michael Trujillo? Hopefully he tames his loose mouth at a time like this.

February 05, 2011 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, anything negative said here about St. Rudy of the Dead Cops Badge is a smear.

Because Red Spot sed so.

February 05, 2011 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Leave Olvera St alone Red Snot, Olvera St merchants have been a beacon of good will and a historic link to the Days of Spanish and Mexican culture for almost a century. Most cities in the world would pay those merchants for the service and cultural magnet that they are. Most of those Olvera St merchants have been there for generations and nobody except knuckleheads like you complain about those merchants of good will.
Only short sighted xenophobes like yourself want to screw up Olvera St. Rude Spot.
There are only a few of you old line reactionary Highland Park nuts left anymore who tear up and get nostalgic for the era of the Iver's family-John Birch Society olden days.
Your list is pathetic Red Snot, spinning like a spinning top with nuttin but your own petty prejucice to back it up.
My suggestion, move to the failed state of Arizona where you can live out your days amongst like minded brown shirts.
And if you have some argument with Malilander and the evidence he put forth so succinctly, then spit it out for everyone to examine. Otherwise your coming off like a cowardly no-nothing with no arguement of his own concerning the disgraceful Martinez dead LAPD officer badge incident.

February 05, 2011 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:57 are you on crack? The merchants at Olvera Street have been sticking the residents of LA to cover the rents they refuse to pay! There are in the heart of LA, have tourist and school buses parked surrounding them and can't make enough money? Not to forget the inner city workers who go there for lunch daily. Without a reservation you can't even get a seat. No one owes them a dime. As a matter of fact they owe us! Why do they feel so entitled? A lot of people help to settle and develop Los Angeles. No one else is screaming "give me, give me" but them. Grow up and think before you speak!

February 05, 2011 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

" There (sic), are in the heart of LA, have tourist and school buses parked surrounding them"

Yea that's right 1:22, tourists from all over the world, Olvera St is unique to LA and has been a joy to children who can study the history of LA and at the same time buy curios and other junk that they remember fondly the rest of their lives. Those merchants pay rent and have been paying for many years, but for some short sighted entrepreneurial politicians, who might want to "claim jump" Olvera St and turn it into an "International Marketplace" or "Little Hong Kong" by jacking up rents and forcing those multi generational family owned business's out due to extravagant rent increases is ludicrous and short sighted.
Get back in the alley with the other bong-meisters and leave Olvera St alone.
And Red Smut, are you ever going to address the dead cop badge incident or are you just going to continue to spin out platitudes and hoo haws about the carpet bagging wanna be cop Rudy Martinez.

February 05, 2011 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You've underdone yourself. Rid Sput.

Now your regurgitating other people's comments in response to your disproven posts, so they can re-comment on your post that's commenting back about their comments to your repeat posts??

Even the basic cable networks aren't this repetitively redundant and redundantly repetitive.

As fake cop and grave-robbing GLENDALE REPUBLICAN Rudy Rich Martinez might say if he was trying to clear a crowd from the scene of a crime (which most of your posts are), "move along folks; nuthin' (new) to see here.

February 05, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Desperate move by a desperate man. The whole city club will be turned upside down if Huizar is not re-elected, so expect the 'business as usual' crowd to flock to Huizar's defense. Meanwhile, it looks like Carmen The Clown Trutanich has been called on his bluff to shut down his criminal division. What a pantload he turned out to be.

February 05, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sure the irony missed you (actually it seems more hypocritical than ironic), but maybe some others didn't miss that --- in a post where you begin by making fun of Huizar's "vision of economic growth" you also attempt to slam him for being 15 minutes late to one city council meeting for being at the opening of a NEW BUSINESS in his district.

And not just anywhere in his district, but in a portion that's hard pressed for business openings.

You just wanta have your cake, and piss on it, too?

February 05, 2011 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar answer the real questions about the MONEY SPEND FROM THE CLARTS FUND, and than an audit on your CD 14 Budget. The badge is old news, re-runs on un-important issue. In addition, would someone tell Ana Cuba she works for us, and her attitude needs improvement now? Out of the 89 employees that have come and gone in Huizar's Office, Ana Cuba can NOW join the unemployment statics, we cannot afford her wages, and her attitude or any other employee that is getting paid over $80,000 annually..


February 05, 2011 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1.56 pm, his job is at City hall. His 15 minutes cost the city a lot of money having to cancell the Council Meeting. What about the rest of us waiting to speak? That is his responsibilitiy, you must work for Huizar, or you are one of those ununformed and limited individual that are on Huizar side.

February 05, 2011 2:33 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

How much money will Huizzy's lack of leadership cost the city on this issue via the Downtown News?

Claim Says Damages Are in Excess of $52 Million
by Richard Guzmán
Published: Friday, February 4, 2011 4:28 PM PST
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Merchants along Olvera Street last week initiated a legal process that could lead to them suing the city for $52 million. The action comes two months after they rejected the latest rental agreement offered by the city.

Paul Hamilton, an attorney who represents about 45 merchants, said a claim was filed against the city Jan. 31. He said the claim is the first step before filing a lawsuit.

Officials with the City Attorney’s would not comment on the claim. Calls to the office of Councilman José Huizar, whose 14th District covers El Pueblo, were not returned.

In the claim, the merchants say the dispute stems from the city and the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority’s denial “of the Olvera Street Merchants’ rights to a long term lease and fair and reasonable terms.”

The claim points to Proposition H, which was approved by voters in 1992. The merchants say it gives them the right to leases such as the 55-year terms signed by 17 tenants more than a decade ago.

The claim says tenants “will suffer damages in excess of $52,375,00 over the remaining 43 year lease terms,” which includes loss of profits, new rent they would have to pay if they are evicted, relocation costs and attorney’s fees.

However, city leaders have in the past disputed the terms of Proposition H. In a letter sent to Huizar last year, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich stated that under Proposition H, the city is permitted, but not required, to enter into long-term concession agreements.

“Nothing in the language of Proposition H or in the current Charter, requires any particular length of time for a long term concession agreement,” the letter stated.

The claim comes a year after the civilian El Pueblo Commission approved new rents for merchants based on a study commissioned by the city. The report recommended rents of $2-$6.50 per square foot.

The merchants countered with their own study that suggested rates of $1.20-$2 per square foot for merchants in most of the standalone businesses.

Last April, the city’s new rents went into effect. However, more than 40 tenants have paid only their old rates, which city officials say costs them about $72,000 per month.

There have been numerous efforts to resolve the matter, including a failed mediation attempt in the summer. The most recent offer by the city called for 20-year leases with an option to renew for another 20 years, at rates up to 30% below what the city sought in April.

February 05, 2011 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many people believe Ana Cuba needs to go. She is over paid, and has an attitude problem with constituants that are paying her $140,000 annual salary. She is overpaid and CD 14 cannot afford emplyees at that level of pay, when Huizar has to hire outside consultant to distribute turkeys for the holidays for $27,000 salary, in addition to the cost of the turkeys.

February 05, 2011 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Exactly what kind of "camp" IS Camp Rudy, hmmmm... and yet another "what could he be thinking" campaign move from the grave-robbing GLENDALE Republican):

Just moments ago, Rudy Rich's campaign released a touching, almost tearful "warm, fuzzy" testimonial about how Martinez was a WONDERFUL boy who alwats told the truth, yada, yada...

The video testimonial, is by this man, Kalish... but make sure you read to the END, where the intersting subject of "police badges" crops up... AGAIN).


Deputy Chief Won't Be Tried

D.A.'s office says there is enough evidence to charge LAPD's DAVID KALISH in two alleged molestations, but the deadline has passed.

November 07, 2003| Los Angeles Times

There is sufficient evidence to charge Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief David Kalish with molesting two teenage police Explorer Scouts more than 20 years ago, but legal deadlines for prosecution have passed, according to Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's office.

Prosecutors have rejected a request by internal affairs investigators to file criminal charges against Kalish, the highest-ranking openly gay LAPD officer and a candidate for chief last year.

Prosecution is "precluded," by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer that struck down California's attempt to bring to justice older cases of sexual molestation, according to a memo by William Hodgman, head of Cooley's sex crimes unit.

. . . .

"It's a travesty that Kalish was able to evade the law on a technicality," said Oakland attorney Todd A. Walburg, who represents two of the men who have filed claims alleging they were molested by Kalish.

"Now, while Kalish lives his life as a free man, he has left several victims behind who are in constant pain from molestations that occurred when they were teenagers," Walburg said.

The three-page memo gave brief descriptions of incidents without providing detailed accounts of witness statements, corroborating evidence or potential problems with the case beyond the Supreme Court case.

* * * *
Sex crimes prosecutors said they reached their decision based on reports and witness statements submitted by the Internal Affairs Group of the Los Angeles Police Department, and testimony before a Los Angeles County Grand Jury between April and June.

Walburg expressed disappointment that the criminal case was upended by the Supreme Court decision, but said at least the public could see there was enough evidence to warrant felony prosecution.

* * * *
Criminal charges based on 2-decade-old conduct normally had been barred. But in the mid-1990s, the state Legislature extended the statute of limitations in cases of serious sexual misconduct in which there was corroborating evidence.

The extension of the deadline on sex crimes allowed prosecutors to pursue cases against hundreds of alleged molesters from Roman Catholic priests to teachers and parents.

* * * *

A five-month LAPD investigation clearly indicated "that the department believes there is substance to those charges," Chief William J. Bratton said in March.

* * * *
It was not the first time prosecutors have reviewed allegations against Kalish. In 1996, an LAPD police sergeant made a series of allegations against Kalish after he was accused of falsifying overtime. The sergeant accused Kalish of falsely reporting police badges as missing, taking gifts from an informant, and drinking and driving, according to court documents.

The district attorney rejected the allegations after an LAPD internal affairs probe in 1997, citing insufficient evidence.

February 05, 2011 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:33 p.m.

Huizar's job is at "City Hall" REALLY?

That's all he's responsible for -- the 8-10 hours a week when City council meets?

Well, then, I guess all that B.S. posted here by Huizar haters about how they "never see him in their community" is just wrong to even consider - because all they have any right to "SEE" him is in council chambers (or on Ch. 35).

What an idiotic response -- the VAST majority of a councilmembers hours are spent outside City Hall, and should be.

February 05, 2011 2:57 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Team Huizzy going to the homophobe card?

February 05, 2011 3:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does the City of Los Angeles have to subsidize Olvera street merchants, or Famer's Markets, when during this economy they are doing very well in profits? Welfare for the businesses? Can anyone start a business in LA and be subsidized by the government for at least five to ten years?

February 05, 2011 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Not the only contradition in the Huizar-haters rerun messages.

Bashing Huizar for "supporting liquor licenses" when his opponent is a BAR OWNER (who also whined about Huizar not helping him GET another LIQUOR LICENSE).

February 05, 2011 3:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup, the person who posted the old message that Scott copied here, has now chimed in to comment on his reposting of her comment.

Will Scott Johnson re-post the comment on that tomorrow?

February 05, 2011 3:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Child-molesting homosexuals... oh HELL yeah.

That's FAIR game, not matter who you are.

Or is this blog a fan of the NAMBLA crowd?

February 05, 2011 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The most interesting part of the old Times story is not even the molestation issue, or whether that person is a good one to have TESTIFY on your behalf -- ESPECIALLY when both parties had to LEAVE LAPD under clouds of criminal wrongdoing.

It's the "falsifying missing badges" ending.

The slain LAPD officer DIED during the SAME era Kalish was accused of that.


February 05, 2011 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12;48 what about Mother of ELA TO SERVE A POLITICAL END?? CAN YOU GIVE A LITTLE MORE INFO, IN REGARDS TO Mother of ELA and how this pertains to them?.

February 05, 2011 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Team Rudy Rich holding the pedophile-PHILE card?

February 05, 2011 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


And, to be fair, child-molesting heterosexuals, too.

Should that happen to come up.

February 05, 2011 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm waiting for Rudy;s "rotators" to the try the "Kalish was never charged..." deflection, for which the story makes it very clear that he would have been and there was plenty of evidece, but the Supremes stuck down a state law that would keep career molesters from hiding behind a statute of limitations.

(You notice he wasn't exctly welcomed back on the force as someone falsely accused).

February 05, 2011 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


And where exactly are they holding it?

February 05, 2011 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gays take no offense at nailing to the wall pedofiles who prey on underage members of the same sex.

These peverse rodents are an embarrassment to the real gay & lesbian communities, and end up causing them more grief and false accusations than anything else.

February 05, 2011 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Nut, I would think you'd realize that there is a big difference between a child molestor and a gay person. The fact that Kalish is openly gay and a child molestor doesn't necessarily conclude that because he is a child molester and attacked for the crime that whomever attacks him as a child molester is a "homophobe".
As you may or may not know,(sounds like you don't), child molesters come in all colors and persuasions.
Because someone might be gay doesn't mean that he is also a child molester, and vice versa.
But you as a serial spinner and someone obviously out of touch with reality should think before you spin.
Homophobe card? You a schtoopid dude man!

February 05, 2011 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Character Counts.

Yes it does, Higby, even when your fair haired boy is bearing the brunt of the criticism.

Using a badge not your own is a significant character flaw. No getting around it.

The fact that Rudy chose to resign, rather than to stand and explain it, says all we need to know.

Do the honest thing, now Rudy.

Resign from the race, or stand up and tell us the truth, all of the truth, nothing but the truth, under oath and penalty of perjury.

Then, we will judge fairly.

Otherwise, just go away.

February 05, 2011 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't you think 2:57 that Huizar should spend more time at City hall holding staff meetings than sitting in expensive restaurants with his staff. Just a quick look at Huizar's office holder account and you can see nearly $5,000 spent on meals at the expensive Pacific Dining Car restaurant (with Francine Godoy and staff), the pricey La Serenata De Garibaldi (with Francine Godoy and staff) at P.F.Change's (with Francine Godoy and staff), and other pricey eateries.

Now, I know this is not taxpayer money, but office holder accounts rely of contributions from people who have or want business from the council member.

But the point is, in difficult economic times and representing the east side of Los Angeles, our Council Member, Jose Huizar, is taking a select group of staffers to expensive restaurants on numerous occasions when they could be meeting at City Hall!

What an example? And, yes, he should be at City hall more often, especially for staff meetings.

February 05, 2011 3:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:49 just because their families have had the business for years doesn't mean anything...only that the fact that this generation of business owners/caretakers of their families business doesn't have business sense! Look up what the rents are in Olvera Street, who is paying and what they are paying in rent! Let's bring in a generation of people who are prosperous and have the ambition and skills to maintain their business. There are family businesses all over Los Angeles which have been there for generations. When a generation takes over without drive and skills to manage it, the business fails. That's what is happening in Olvera Street. It's called FREE ENTERPRISE and that's the engine that drives our Democracy!

El Mercado is beginning to look better than Olvera Street and that's a complete embarrassment to anyone who lives and works in that community. The property owners want to develop and update their properties. But for El Mercado they won't spend a dime. So the community suffers...

Bite on that!

February 05, 2011 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


HUIZAR DID NOT BUILT THE NEW POLICE STATION AT HOLLENBECK. It was the tax payers who voted for PROP Q. To take credit for a new station and OUTRIGHT LIE IS DESPERATE.

HUIZAR VOTED TO CUT LAPD BUDTET $100 MILLION DOLLARS. Another LIE on the flyer saying more cops are on the streets. Fewer cops on the street then ever because Huizar and council cut LAPD's budget so badly every month over 500 cops have to stay home because no overtime. Huizar is responsible for abusing GYRD $$$$ and gives to schools in Sherman Oaks. Why isn't the media reporting??

February 05, 2011 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander is shilling for Huizar simply because he hates Higby.

We know this because we get many phone calls here downtown. Sometimes amusing but mostly a waste of time.

Mayor Sam people please keep up the good work. We don't often cotton to what is here but it's solid and mostly sober.

February 05, 2011 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When constituents find out Huizar refuses to respond to missing $1.5 million in CLARTS fund and then find out its for his over paid staff things will get really ugly. Huizar is paying 4 women in his officer over $135,000. The highest paid is Anna Cubas at $140,000, etc. Why use community money to pay for salaries???? Could it be husssssh money? Ex staffers are speaking out saying Huizar is trying to keep the peace between the women in his office he's slept with. This would be a good story for the media to pursue.

February 05, 2011 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Most cities in the world would pay those merchants for the service and cultural magnet that they are."

WTF kind of wacko, lefty, socialist dingbat are you?

These merchants charge full market rate on any and every service. So they are getting paid, moron.

February 05, 2011 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you have a point, 4:26. But maybe Mayor Sam is a little rough 'round the edges for Joseph.

Or is it more calculated?

To Joseph, Mayor Sam is Fox News and Joseph wants to build his own MSNBC.

I never saw him as pro-Huizar over the years. But a man can change his mind for whatever reason - or no reason. Right, Joseph?

February 05, 2011 6:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 5:03 I know your mentally challenged but even a rascist capitalist stooge like you might acknowledge a problem with broken treaties signed in good faith.

This is directly from the group Save Olvera Street:

In 1985, the City became the administrator of El Pueblo. In 1992, the citizens of Los Angeles passed, with City Council support, Proposition H which was intended to protect the Merchants’ right to remain as tenants on a long term basis. Proposition H stated purpose was to “preserve the cultural integrity of the City’s birthplace and protect the merchants currently operating businesses on Olvera Street through City provided long term leases which are not subject to competitive bidding. In furtherance of this mandate, Proposition H acknowledged that “Olvera Street has been a unique historic, cultural and social resource. Its merchants have been bringing Mexican traditions to the community for over 80 years. Merchant commitment and involvement have helped preserve this historic landmark.” Over 2 million people visit El Pueblo every year.

In implementing Proposition H, the City Council directed that its El Pueblo overseeing commission (“Monument Commission”) “enter into long term concession agreements with the existing merchants on Olvera Street without any arbitrary or artificial limit for their duration, but rather with their duration to be determined based on what is negotiated as being fair and reasonable so as to treat all merchants equitably regardless of the size of the merchant’s business.”

In 1999, the City Council passed, by unanimous vote, a resolution that directed the Monument Commission to prepare a Master Lease for the Merchants whose essential terms were:

•Term of 55 years.
•Rental rates could be adjusted every five years at the lower of the CPI Index, or comparable market rents.
•All Olvera Street merchants would pay a common area maintenance (CAM) fee to the City.
•The City would provide, at its expense, certain capital improvements including a new adjacent to Olvera Street parking structure costing $5,000,000 and rents could not be increased until this parking structure was completed.

Now the powers that be want an additional million a year and back rent of almost 2 million from these merchants at Olvera St.
Smacks of unrestrained capitalist pig meat.
Take that cretin

February 05, 2011 6:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD 14 has two liars to choose from. One is a liar that I'm reminded of every time my DWP bill arrives. The other is a liar that hasn't screwed me over yet, but who doesn't seem to have much integrity. How does one decide who will cost the most damage?

February 05, 2011 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmm, is it true that Eric Hagopian, the real owner of this blog, is also Rudy's manager?

That should explain a lot.

Eric, give Higby another raise for carrying water for your "client".

Using a dead officer's badge is pretty low life; lying about it when caught is worse.

Rudy needs to find another line of work.

February 05, 2011 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who knew it was a dead officer's badge? It's disgraceful that Parke Skelton and Michael Trujilllo, who did own this blog for a time, are tainting the memory of a slain police officer for political gain.

Who will they (mis)use next for their sordid publicity stunts?

February 05, 2011 7:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Who knew it was a dead officer's badge?"
Evidently Martinez knew since he purchased a special cop wallet to keep it in.


February 05, 2011 9:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

[Next week, on Dragnet 2011].

BUM, BAH, BUMP, BUMP. Bum, bah, bump, bump baaaaaah...

The “fabricated explanations” you are about to hear are not true. Most of the facts have been changed, and will change several more times, to make me appear innocent.

Bump, buh, baaaah, bump, buh, bah, bah, bah...

This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I don't really live here, but I used to carry a dead cop's badge (until I got caught and impeded an investigation).

It was a Saturday in August, the beginning of election season in Los Angeles.

MY name's Martinez, my partner is Nick Pacheco. We had been working the bars and restaurants of Northeast division-LAPD, when we got wind of a campaign check laundering scheme we wanted to try out (um), CHECK out . . .

February 05, 2011 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fact that he had the badge at all is the CRIME. No spin capable. Cops all knew that, and he must have - if he had had any training at all.

The fact that it was the badge of a slain police hero only compounds the crime to the point of being ghoulish and horrendously disrespectful. If you think that doesn't make the actual CRIME (fact) any more criminal, okay. Seek whatever comfort helps you cope.

But realize also, that all the pro-Rudy spin that his CRIMES were SO long ago... that this "troubled boy" (actually an adult in his mid-20s), LEARNED from his past mistakes... and STOPPED commiting crimes DECADES ago, just got flushed down the toilet.

And this is WHY he doesn't promote his time spent as an LAPD volunteer, but mentions FAR more often volunteer work that is much less impressive and that he spent far less time at.

Simply put, because he got CAUGHT once again -- LONG after he had supposedly "learned" his lesson.

Blame that all on the people who only released the police report - fine.

But, I'm glad they did. (I'd actually heard worse stories about it - better to quash the escalating rumors with facts).

February 05, 2011 9:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:21, your response doesn't make any sense. What's the basis for you saying he knew the badge (or was it a duplicate badge?) belonged to an officer who fell in the line of duty some 20 years earlier?

There is simply no evidence that Martinez knew. This is just spin from Parke Skelton, to use the memory of a slain, young policeman for political gain.

If Huizar had received the Times endorsement instead of Martinez, we would not be discussing this issue!

February 05, 2011 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmm if the police stopped an investigation it's because there was nothing to investigate. Continously repasting your blog time after time won't make it true... It just makes you look insane!

February 06, 2011 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what a DRAGnet 9:39. Nowhere has either Pacheco or Martinez been implicated in any money laundering scheme. More spin and lies from the Huizar campaign, a campaign that has still been unable to inform the voting public of any policies for the district! Nothing but spin and destroying reputations to get Huizar reelected. Fortunately, The Times, saw it and ENDORSED RUDY MARTINEZ.

February 06, 2011 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Olvera Street leases are a perfect example of the CORRUPTION that has been rampant in CD14 politics since Alatorre.

Alatorre is still the Mayor's mentor and now the City's parking structures are being sold off to friends. See a pattern?

The Olvera Street leases were never meant to be in the best interest of the City. They were meant to benefit a few latinos connected to City Hall. I bet Gloria Molina would have some insight on this.

Was anybody here around when Olvera street was remodeled?

There is a story there.

Why were the City employees reporting to the CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST during construction?

I think if you look at the books, you will find over $10 million transferred from the City Hall Restoration Project to Olvera Street. This was at the same time The City Hall construction budget was spiraling out of control without explanation.

All work on the plaza was to be completed before a visit by Bill Clinton. He was to use Olvera Street to Address potential Latino Democratic voters.

What was really going on here? And no rent increases for the leaseholders?

Olvera Street is too important as a historical center for the City to be left in the hands of the mob.

Separate Huizar from CD14 or Separate CD14 from Olvera Street. Either would be an improvement.

February 06, 2011 1:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


11 of Pacheco's employees gave $500 each to Martinez, none of them live in CD14, and most don't even live in L.A. They were promised reimbursement, and several have admitted they were presssured.

In what way can Nick NOT be implicated.

The River DENIAL runs right by your front door, don't it?

February 06, 2011 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually, somebody at Huizar's office didn't get the memo.

To All TELACU Political Appointees,

Presenting oneself as simply an oppressed "latino" politician isn't enough anymore. The protective shield created by this strategy has served us well in the past, but now that we control virtually all levels of government, from the school districts, to the state house of representatives, a new strategy is in order.

Following in the footsteps of John Perez, and Ricardo Lara, all latino members of the "machine", running for any office whatsoever, will now be openly gay.

Our experts believe that this strategy will allow us to avoid serious investigation for at least 4 more years.

Any councilman currently running for office is hereby instructed to "out" himself within the next week.

Thank you and have a Fabulous day :)

February 06, 2011 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar supporters obviously don't care about facts, 2:11.

Nobody has suggested Pacheco asked any of his staff to contribute to the Martinez' campaign. Nobody has suggested Pacheco put pressure on them to contribute to the Martinez campaign. Nobody has suggested that Pacheco reimbursed anybody.

Huizar suporters want to believe that. Huizar supporters are spreading rumors to that effect. But none of it is true. And no news account has ever suggested Pacheco did anything wrong.

Just the same old dirt throwing and rumor mongering that one expects from Huizar supporters.

When are we going to get Huizar supporters extolling their candidates virtues? Or is it to be the same old character assassination campaigns we are used to from Huizar. What a waste of a Princeton education.

February 06, 2011 2:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, yeah. Some guy who's NOT my boss says I have to contribute to the BOSS's candidate and I roll out my check book.

Yeesh, what kool-aid drinkers.

OF COURSE t was "Tricky Nicky's" doing.

It has his muddy footprints ALL over it. They wouldn't have done this for ANYONE but him.

Huizar doesn't need his supporters explaining his track record - especially HERE, where the myopic little SPOTS would twist every good deed into some form of "corruption" No, he's doing an EXCELLENT job of it all over the district and all but a small minority of people in CD14 are VERY saftisfied with his work, and will -- just as they have TWICE before with MAJOR landslides -- re-elct him for another 4 years.


February 06, 2011 5:46 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 08, 2011 3:02 PM  

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