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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday: Mike Trujillo Day Two

Mike Trujillo vs the Pasty White Guys

More after the jump...

Campaign consultant and former Mayor Sam blogger Mike Trujillo had expected Monday he was going to splash the campaign he was running - the re-election effort of controversial City Councilman Jose Huizar - all over the fishwrap pages and television screens.  He did just that.  What Mike didn't know was that, not opponent Rudy Martinez, would be the subject of the press-a-palooza.

We all know what Mike did.  When calls for more political civility have reached their nadir following the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Trujillo sends out a mass email threatening to put a "political bullet" in Martinez's forehead.  All of this over a years old story that Martinez may have possessed the badge of a late LAPD officer during his volunteer work with the department.  A story that, much to Trujillo's chagrin, on Monday was buried in the weekend postings of an LA Times blog.

Reaction around the blogs-LA-phere was swift and sure.  The blogger formerly known as Mulholland Terrace - one who is not bereft of pithy comments about pasty white guys and Latino hating Republicans - hoped that Trujillo, an American of Hispanic descent, was getting drunk on tequila.

Always fast on the draw in 140 characters or less, Zuma Dogg tweeted out a comparison between Trujillo and the LAUSD police officer who is accused of shooting himself.  On the other side of town Walter Moore - who Trujillo made the target of a one man smear campaign in a desperate effort to slime Ron Kaye's Clean Sweep Project - points out that he pretty much anticipated the Trujillo faux pas nearly two months ago.  And most likely to the chagrin of his many "fans" our own Red Spot speculated over six months ago that Trujillo would bring nothing but trouble to Huizar's campaign.

One unintended consequence of Le Affaire Trujillo may be a rare window for the public into the machinations of how political consultants like Trujillo work with lazy journos to craft and spin stories for and against candidates.  Jill Stewart catches Trujillo with his pants down and blogs it up followed up shortly by the most tortured spin of a retort by the stay-at-home blogger.  But it is a Media Bistro analysis that sums up how correct Stewart was to note the "unhealthy symbiotic relationship" between hacks like Trujillo and some of the usual fishwrap subjects.

A few non-Trujillo items happening....

Why does the the LA Film School want to kick out the Hollywood Farmers Market? Perhaps in an instance of life imitating art apparently the school wants to build on the site of the popular market.

South Bay Congresswoman Jane Harman, fresh off a recent re-election where she faced charges her family did business with Iran and then bought Newsweek, is now quitting her job.  Already Councilmember Janice Hahn has indicated she plans to run. No word if Hahn plans to use Mike Trujillo once again as her consultant.

Who knew? The awesome Watts Towers might have been built on the site of the Beverly Hilton had artist Simon Rodia not secured the current location.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailmander asks how Higby became a "fundamentalist Xian" in response, showing his lack of understanding of that subset of evangelicalism.

No fundamentalist could condone the
daily abuse of truth under his own "roof".

Fundamentalists are not like the "Jesuit" truth of "you must ask me the right questions" - but rather, they're slavishly tied to "truth, whole truth, nothing but...."

That would negate pretty much everything posted here by his Red protege -- for which the blog's owner would be held responsible, in the end.

February 08, 2011 1:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In political "death" Trujillo accomplishes what he could not in "life"... driving the LISTS and CLARKS from Mayor Sam's top stories.

February 08, 2011 1:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boy, you couldn't be more wrong. With the badge issue being the must more "mysterious" backstory behind Turd-jillo's implode, it gains more life and credibility than if the press event had gone on.

Both the Times and Weekly had already reported that story - but NOW it's news, all over again.

February 08, 2011 1:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


There is no story on the badge issue. As soon as that story pops up, so does Trujillo now infamous e-mail pops up. Isn't this the guy behind the Home Simpson mailer, DOH!

If this was an issue, Parke would have gone on with the press conference. The only story getting traction here is Trujillo's death threat. You're just pissing in the wind.

February 08, 2011 7:39 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Parke's 2011 version of Madres of East Los Angeles (Parke's 2003 smear of a community group during antonio's ron for City Council) HAS BEEN EXPOSED.

LAPD Sgt. Mitzi Grasso said, contrary to a statement from a department official last week, that the badge found in Martinez' possession was a duplicate, not the original one issued to Kubly. As a result, he could not be investigated for theft, she said.

"There wasn't any evidence that he committed a crime," she said.

LAPD has some explaining to do to the family of the fallen officer, not Rudy.

February 08, 2011 8:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Read the Times.

you're wrong.

Trujillo is ancient history by next week - media don't keep beating Huizar now that he has apologized on record.

The badge issue, with Rudy Rich dodging real answers and inquiry, lives through to election day.

Everyone loves a "mystery" and the grave-robbing GLENDALE REPUBLICAN's ongoing obfuscation and ridiculous explanations makes this the "CSI" of this election season.

February 08, 2011 8:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Then WHY did they feel the need to turn a "duplicate" over to the family in 2005, if they believed the family had the REAL one all along...

NAH, LAPD is covering it tracks for its FAILURE to investigate Rudy's criminal actions.
Actions that HE knew were wrong -- and why he BOLTED.

And WHY he's been offering half-assed answers and dodging full disclosure since this thing came up.

As the cops always say you don't RUN from the scene of the crime, unless you're GUILTY as sin!


February 08, 2011 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Skelton's team is desperatley trying to hang on to the vanishing badge issue. This issue is gone thanks to Trujillo. Haven't you got anything else?

I've been privy to some news coming from Martinez' campaign, Huizar needs to find himself another issue and quick.

February 08, 2011 9:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What crime? Do you mean Trujillo's terrorist threat?

February 08, 2011 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trujillo demonstrates a true arrogance when addressing this NC!

When he talks, I hear Villaraigosa Huizar, and several other members of the City Council.

He represents THE BIGGEST PROBLEM with this City.

An army of arrogant slick talkers who have no problem lying to the public.

The biggest difference between those pasty white guys and Trujillo?

They understand that democracy can't work without trust, and you can't have trust without ethics.

I feel their frustration!

February 08, 2011 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For someone like Michael Trujillo who sure does do a lot more than just dish it out, sure does have the world's thinnest crybaby skin when he is the topic. The guy thinks he should be able to do all the damage and never be mentioned on blogs. Guess it's all moot, now. Some legacy left on Goggle for Mr. Trujillo now. SO SAD!

February 08, 2011 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've got news for Trujillo... there is nothing Christian about him or Huizar's campaign.

February 08, 2011 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love this race.

Its like having a combined screening of Patton and the Days of our Lives.

February 08, 2011 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When was the last time we had "terrorists" using bullets (even "political" ones) in U.S.

Don't they almost always use BOMBS (like the ones Rid Sput aims at Huizar).

As long as we're talking metaphorically, all round, right?

Or is it only a "threat" when you boy's in the crosshairs?

(Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is.)

February 08, 2011 11:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As long as this seems to all be tied to violence, and "bullets" and warlike images...

You don't win the "war" by continuing to fire at the "dead" soldiers, like Trujillo.

But, please continue.

Use up your "ammo" on the departed.

February 08, 2011 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Every newspaper article about the badge issue so far has made it very clear, that under LAPD policy, Rudy M. had NO RIGHT, and NO REASON to have that badge.

The fact that LAPD didn't investigate further and have charges brought (the reason the officer's family is upset), doesn't mean there was no crime.

But, Rudy Rich KNEW there was a crime; that's why he made a hasty "getaway" and has been on the lam, and ducking inquiry ever since.

His behavior betrays his guilt.

February 08, 2011 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I've got some GOOD news for you.

Trujillo is gone.

But the Huizar haters seem absolutely unconsolable in their victory.

"Sore winners?"

February 08, 2011 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do we do when we discover "fakes" - like the badge the Glendale Republican had been transporting around town for years, "supposedly" was...

"Hey, Mr. Picasso, we found out someone was peddling forgeries of your art. To make it up to you, we're going to hold a ceremony and GIVE you the forgeries for your collection."

Huh?? What? Who believes that?


On the heels of Rudy's "fabricated explanation" (per the police report), now LAPD is creating their own illogical fabrications, to save face with the aggrieved family.

Let's recap, further, how the cops described the Glendale Republican's behavior once caught...

fabricated explanation to justify possessing the badge

was uncooperative from the onset of this investigation

refused to be interviewed

obstructed the investigators from carrying out and fulfilling their duties

wasted no time in shutting down the investigation

[contacted] his attorney and quickly tendering his resignation

refused to be interviewed

allowed no one to question him regarding the sequence of events or circumstances of this incident

(In his resignation letter) . . .offered an explanation that was not only highly unlikely but also implausible to a degree that defies belief and logic

If anyone believe Huizar's a "liar" about LISTS or CLARKS, he could apparently take some lessons from his current opponent, during the only previous time in his career when Rudy M. was in a position of PUBLIC TRUST.

OH, and this was not decades ago, or following a death in the family when he was grieving.

It was just a handful of years ago, after he had been working with the LAPD for a number of years.

AND, he did NOT reference this otherwise impressive LAPD volunteer position in his campaign materials - something he was involved in for much longer than any other community "experience" he DOES list.

Why do you suppose that was, if he did nothing wrong??

February 08, 2011 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, well fortunately Huizar has now separated his "state" from the Church of Trujillo, and can get back to winning in (another) landslide.

February 08, 2011 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MT @ 11:06am,

It's not that anyone's boy is in the crosshair. It's that a campaign manager of an elected official running for re-election sent out the type of email that was distributed.

And you are not any of the other media outlet's boy.

We are talking about a seasoned, veteran political operative who has worked for the L.A. Mayor and Hillary Clinton.

KTLA and ABC Eyewitness News didn't know you were Mayor Sam's boy.

Take a look at who you are and what you have done in the past as a political operative with heavy connections to heavy insiders.

You just can't have it both ways.
Don't take it so personal.

Not stop wasting my time and your time trying to "guilt" Higby into slowing down. That isn't going to work anyway.

February 08, 2011 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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February 08, 2011 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No better way to sum it up than the way the guys sister did in the Times:

"...there would have been no need for such a ceremony if they had the original all along."

February 08, 2011 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since this thread brought up YouTube (linked, anyway), it's time for an UPDATE on the carpetbagging Republican's revolutionary viral YouTUBE videos campaign . . .

In two weeks - 2 of the most GRINDING weeks of the campaign, so far - Rudy Rich's "here's my main theme about being a CM" video posted there has just recently brushed past 300 plays.

(The folks at YouTube must be scrambling to keep their servers up for the traffic).

Hmmm, subtract friends, family, volunteers (oh wait, those are all THE SAME), paid campaign workers, and everyone they know in the district that they've e-mails links to... and I THINK this may have actually been viewed by about 3 "new"
voters each day.

N-O, no traction! NO support. NO movement.

Rudy's mudslinging and now "terrified" victocrating may make some people think TWICE about voting for Huizar again, but they're obviously NOT making them give the grave-robbing Glendale Republican a SECOND thought, by any means.

And, that IS the half the battle you have to win... to actually WIN!

February 08, 2011 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seem to remember Oswald et al, Sirhan and the loser from AZ used bullets.

We in the 14th feel dismal right now with no choice, just the gutter ELA politics.

February 08, 2011 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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February 08, 2011 12:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Those were, by all definitions, "assassins".

The question was "terrorists".

This is why you're having to repeat 10th grade for the second time, isn't it.

February 08, 2011 1:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Personal" attacks, because you've lost an argument.


February 08, 2011 1:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A lovely day to do something more productive than sling mud.

Huizar wants to bring streetcars to downtown L.A., generate millions in revenue, and create *9,300 new jobs.


Now, bash that! (I know you will. . .)

(*Exactly how many actual jobs has "job-creator" Rudy Rich created in a decade or so as an employer . . . maybe *93 - not counting day-laboring illegals? And those are, ummmm "service" jobs, right? Min. wage + tips?)

February 08, 2011 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby's at Mailanders because he obviously likes a good spanking more than wearing his hairshirt for public display

February 08, 2011 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bet you can buy those badges on the streets of Boyle Heights along with some drivers licenses and some "GENUINE" Disney Merchandise.

Fake IDS? Does Huizar Really want to go there? Mr Vote-by-mail....

February 08, 2011 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:12 News Flash... Trujillo was just a bonus....

February 08, 2011 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't see anybody telling us anything about Huizar's record...


February 08, 2011 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


They teach that in 10th grade at Garfield?

Along with Money Laundering 101 and Introdution to Media Manipulation?

February 08, 2011 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH, man, the Rudy Rich badge file posted on Mailender's site, is MUCH more damning than the Times article let on:


Goes into quite a bit of detail about how he actually BOUGHT a police badge wallet (used only for holding actual BADGES), which he would have had NO need for unless he planned on carrying the "trinket-making"-only badge around with him to FLASH for illegal uses. (And NOT just 'throw it in the glove compartment, and forget about it).

Wow, no wonder he bolted, and the complaint is adjuicated as SUSTAINED - meaning he was GUIL-Teee, in LAPD's eyes.

If he'd have been a REAL cop, they would have lowered the boom.

But, what can you actually DO to a "volunteer" who's already fled, copped a guilty stance hiding behind his legal mouthpiece, and won't even answer questions face-to-face, like a man.

It's not like you can dock his pay to make him behave honorably.

February 08, 2011 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Huizar has got TELACU lined up for the downtown streetcar contracts.

Their construction wing Cordoba has already shown up on the sponsor webpage.

The same scam already played out in Santa Ana last year. Read about it here.


February 08, 2011 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


If you REALLY care, go to Huizar's Website.

It's very detailed about 6 years of positive changes in the district, and ALSO lists the HUNDREDS of community leaders that endorse him - versus the dozen (maybe) that support Rudy Rich.

(But you don't REALLY care, or plan to keep an open mind, so don't play games with that dodge).

February 08, 2011 2:29 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 08, 2011 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish)....nice to be back again in the Catorce Quarter. Yes, it's really me. And not some cardboard imitation.

(looks both ways and whispers) I'd better be quick before them that would rather that I not get here before I can, savvy?

(smiles) Here's a juicy little piece of tidbit. Sots, what do you call a man whose had one of his most reliable sources of spare change suddenly close the pocketbook with a neat little snap? I'd call him a desperate man in need of a drink is what I'd call him.

For if you can't hang on to apron strings, then you have to hang on to purse strings. And when you're a sitting alderman who was politely but firmly told "NO" because of the antics of one of your lackeys....well, that most inconveniently complicates things now, doesn't it?

(Narrows his eyes and leans in close) Maybe sixty cents can get you enough time on a parking meter to beg for mercy. But it can't buy you love, especially when you're the one wearing the nice suit and sitting in the big chair. Savvy?

February 08, 2011 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, we can't exactly stimulate L.A.'s economy by opening more saloons and flipping houses (using illegal alien workers), now can we?

We might stimulate the economy of rural Mexico, with the help of Western Union, though. Right?

February 08, 2011 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



February 08, 2011 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, I knew you would.

No good deed for the city escapes the sliming and conspiracy theorists.

No project aimed at moving us forward can possibly REALLY be good.

What f*cking skeptics. It's a wonder anything worthwhile ever gets proposed.

February 08, 2011 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Because, of course, that where LAT-EEEN-Os go to high school.

And all "messicans" are corrupt, right?

Thanks for exposing yourself, not pull up your pants and go back to selling plumbing fictures at Home Depot, Jethro.

February 08, 2011 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"g" is right about the other elections, but we need to send a message with CD14.

Show the other Council members that if they "pull a Huizar" they'll be packing up too.

February 08, 2011 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Go ahead! Why don't you just throw some of the Huizar "accomplishments" out there for discussion purposes...
we can take turns figuring out which special interest they were for, or how they were paid for.

We can play "How many degrees of separation" from an Alatorre....or even TELACU.

Come on...this'll be fun :)

February 08, 2011 2:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I'm not exactly sure how to respond, since that was my post, and none of my initials as "M" or "T" - but just to play along with the Mayor Sam's blog fatal flaw of believing that only 1 or 2 people in the whole city support Huizar (after he's won his seat TWICE through major landsides)... well, okay?

First off, your reading comprehension SUCKS, because the "boys" being referred to were obviously Rudy (in Turd-jillo's "bullet" crosshairs), and Jose (in the crosshairs of Red Spot's "bombs").

Second, if you read the "MT" bullet-pointed memo, you'd realize he's almost as illiterate as Rid Spurt. He couldn't get THROUGH even a short post like that without 6 typos, and he sure wouldn't use a word like "metaphorically" (at least not correctly).

And third, why the hell would he be blogging here anyway, if NO ONE WAS paying him to do that?

I would imagine the FIRST thing Huizar would tell him (after cashing him out) was -- "and PLEASE stay the F*CK off Mayor Sam's blog. Haven't do you already done enough damn-age?"

February 08, 2011 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


No I don't plan on keeping an open mind.

I have been personally attacked by Huizar with the use of City resources. My business has been attacked.

Huizar is dangerous and I don't need to know anymore.

He's left carnage all over CD14.

There are going to more press conferences before the election and they won't be coming from Rudy's camp.

February 08, 2011 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

According to the Huizar campaign the LA Times is coming out with a story about how Hacopian hacked into Trujillo's computer and send out the infamous e-mail.

Micheal was set up.


February 08, 2011 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmmm, MORE things about the Rudy Rich campaign that make you want to KEEP saying, hmmmmm, what IS the grave-robbing Glendale Republican up to, and WHAT is he trying to hide?

FIRST, they refused to upload their ridiculously labeled "discrimination" lists to the City Ethics site, where they are REQUIRED to, in direct violation of campaign regs.

THEN, one of the lists (El Sereno, the only one that was really even slightly recently updated - like within the last 12-15 months vs. 3-4 years), was heavily redacted, and showed only "plus" numbers and no "minus" signs.

AND, they repotedly got some serious blowback from people on that list who were VERY unhappy about having personal, unlisted contact information posted on the WORLD WIDE Web - an invasion of their privacy ... (this was NOT a meeting sign-in sheet).

But NOW, that very same list has suddenly DISAPPEARED from Rudy Rich's campaign site. Why?

Boyle Heights and Northeast lists are still where they were posted weeks ago, but NOT the very odd, mangled ES one?

Is it possible Rudy's in deep doo-doo for one or more of these weird missteps.

Is someone suing him over their privacy issues -- (otherwise why take it down off the site?)

Have their slice-and-dice redactions betrayed something they didn't want to get out?

Rudy, you sneaky little explanation-fabricating, badge-possession-justifying, investigation-noncooperating, interview-refusing, cop-duty-obstructing, attorney-calling, resignation-tendering, questioning-avoiding, implausible-explanation-logic-defying-offerer. . .

...just what they heck are you hiding, NOW?

February 08, 2011 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah that must be it.

Its true, its true its all true.

February 08, 2011 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From an 1989 LA Times article about Alatorre.

This is why the people at Garfield should be embarrassed.

...."Koransky found a young man with those talents at Garfield High School, a few miles from the store. He was Richard Alatorre, the student body president, who was about to graduate and attend Cal State L.A.--and who would eventually become one of the most influential Latino politicians in the state.

"I was good," Alatorre says of his five years at the jewelry store. "The way I used to collect is I used to embarrass people, and that's painful. . . . I had this one guy, his bill was $15,000. I would go to his place, sit down with him, then I'd tell him, 'Well, OK, man, how much you going to pay me?' He said, 'I'll give you $300.' I said, 'Hey, man, you think I sat down here and had a drink with you for $300? I need more.' So he gave me $1,000. ."

The rest is history....

February 08, 2011 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Wow, you Weezy has people spinning far fetched ideas.

Can't wait for what you come up next.

February 08, 2011 4:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Pearls before swine...."

(Look it up, if you care to).

February 08, 2011 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Dude, we had a serial killer at my school.

I'm not embarrassed. It wasn't ME!

Is your hatred so DEEEEEEEP seated that you think anyone that goes to the same SCHOOL is tarred (and how many years before and after does that include)?

Just curious.

February 08, 2011 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


DAAAAYMN, the SKY is falling. (But just, apparently over you).

Might want to get some therapy for that.

February 08, 2011 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Rudy Martinez would call that being a good capitalist, right?

February 08, 2011 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AHHH, but lets remember, under the NEW L.A. Times-endorsed regime of Rudy Rich Martinez . . .

(sorry, I had to stop and LAUGH that off)

... we'll be going not "Back to the Future" but "FORWARD to the Past" with the kind of woooooonderful representation provided CD14 long ago by Richard Alatorre.

February 08, 2011 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:06 The differenc is you are a paid consultant. Red Spot is not a paid consultant.


February 08, 2011 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So if I understand the Capt. Jerk character (and I'm sure I do - I've ridden the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland 25-30 times), he's saying that Tricky Nicky Pacheco knows he's under surveillance by the authorities now - because that Lira guy ratted him out - and so he's not going to launder any more money for the Glendale Republican until the heat's off again?

That's the message I'm getting out of all that.

February 08, 2011 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Geez what paranoid cavemen. If the city I grew up in, Pasadena, had that kind of retarded thinking the bustling "Old Town" that half L.A. Eastside flees to ever week or so would still be the smelly, dangerous and boarded-up skidrow it was when I grew up there.

February 08, 2011 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where exactly is that "Paid Consultants Code of Ethics" listed?

Where can I download it?

OH, yeah, there's NO SUCH THING. If there was anything like that, all these losers running CD14 campaigns would have been dumped by whoever enforced them, log ago.

(And so, when will Rudy Rich's "consultants" stop violating the campaign disclosure laws and post on the Ethics site, the CD14 constituent lists they distributed as part of their campaigm mailings... AS required?)

Never, too incriminating, for them!

In the end, it's really only Huizar and Rudy who are responsible for the ethics of their campaigns.

And, when Huizar found out about Trujillo's e-mail, he canned him. Took appropriate action, and dealt with the problem.

AS Rid Sput might say, if he wasn't blinded by hate, "end of controveresy"!

February 08, 2011 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its getting out now, whether it'll mean much at this point - but someone other than Martinez's mother has now sent David Z. at the Times what are supposed to be different versions of the CD14 field office constituent leader lists.

And, that's not surprising, if true, considering how many people have run through Huizar's staff over the years.

It also wouldn't be surprising for someone to try and fake one - just to get in on the act.

We'll see. Maybe it won't be worth column inches if they're just more of the same from slightly different periods.

February 08, 2011 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nah, it's Villaraigosa the Capt. is talking about. Because of Trujillo, the Mayor can't deliver on a promise of additional support for Huizar - money, I mean.

February 08, 2011 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Times site seems to have lost it's bloggin' mind. They've posted Q&As with the two CD14 candidates, with questions but no answers -- from either of them? Makes it look like they both refused to respond to the Times, at all.


February 08, 2011 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does the L.A. Times really have this kind of space to waste on: 1) trite questions that, 2) nobody answered.

L.A. City Council District 14: Candidate Q&As with Jose Huizar and Rudy Martinez

The Times posed questions to candidates for Los Angeles City Council, and included one from a reader. Here are the responses in full.

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer


Jose Huizar

What distinguishes you from other candidates in the race?

What is the most important issue in your district and how should it be addressed?

What is the most important issue in the city and how should it be addressed?

Do you favor allowing a professional football stadium to be built downtown, as a private group has proposed?

"Is it fair for LA City residents to subsidize nearly 100% of health insurance costs for city employees AND their dependents while most residents can't afford even their own individual coverage?" -- Posted by: Ronald W | January 18, 2011, at 11:33 AM

No response submitted


Rudy Martinez

What distinguishes you from other candidates in the race?

What is the most important issue in your district and how should it be addressed?

What is the most important issue in the city and how should it be addressed?

Do you favor allowing a professional football stadium to be built in downtown, as a private group has proposed?

"Is it fair for LA City residents to subsidize nearly 100% of health insurance costs for city employees AND their dependents while most residents can't afford even their own individual coverage?" -- Posted by: Ronald W | January 18, 2011, at 11:33 AM

No response submitted

Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times

February 08, 2011 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

F**k. I gave a s**t load of money to Measure B and that's the way Trujillo was trying to sell it? Shirt hanging out, hands in pockets and bullshit salesmanship.

It's the first time I have seen that video. No more money to ANY campaign, even if my brother is the candidate, if that dirtbag Trujillo is involved.

February 08, 2011 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I'm pretty sure you're wrong, but either, the "Capt." needs to either have Tennille do the talking from now on, or take the "Crunch" out of his mouth - because he makes no sense whatsoever.

(If I wanted to read long, unintelligible seemingly coded messages, I'd go back to old Scott Johnson posts about CLARKS bars and TailGATES, or whatever.

February 08, 2011 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:56. We can agree that he makes no sense whatsoever. Is this the first time a Huizar supporter and a Martinez supporter agree on something posted on Mayor Sam?

February 08, 2011 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Reading the LAPD sustained complaint against Martinez again.

Apparently Arlen Spector wrote up the "Magic Badge" excuse for Rudy, to explain it's movements in and out of wallets and cars on the night in question.

I didn't know he was in private practice at the time.

February 08, 2011 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


NAH, you probably agree with me that Trujillo was a waste of space?

February 08, 2011 7:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



Read about all about TELACU and Cordoba Construction and the Santa Ana Trolley....

Santa Ana City Council to Put Fix in on Trolley Project Tonight
By Gustavo Arellano, Mon., Apr. 20 2009 @ 8:49AM

If only this saga came with Faye Dunaway--instead, we have to settle for Michelle Martinez...
It's been almost to the year since I last wrote about how the SanTana City Council would most likely award a light-rail contract to Cordoba Corporation, a company whose president George Pla sits on the SanTana Business Bank alongside councilmember Busty Bustamante. I theorized a scam of Chinatown-esque proportions, in which Busty and Don Papi Pulido would maneuver to get Cordoba the contract instead of more-qualified bidders, which would make Cordoba fabulously rich and get the SanTana Business Bank fabulously rich and create a transit system that would launch Don Papi's much-dreamed-about Renaissance Plan and make him fabulously rich and so on and so on.

Well, we're now through the looking glass here, people. Tonight, the SanTana City Council will vote to authorize City Manager Dave Ream to negotiate a contract with Cordoba for them to do a technical analysis on Don Papi Pulido's streetcar desires. Busty definitely better not vote on this project due to him receiving dinero from Cordoba folks and his connection to Pla. More--much more--on this story as it unfolds just like I called it...

Now flash forward to 2011...trade out the trolley with the downtown LA streetcar.....now paste Huizars face at the top of the webpage.....no not paranoid....observant

February 08, 2011 7:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, that's what ALL paranoics say.

February 08, 2011 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's a paranoic?

February 09, 2011 5:36 PM  

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