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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Parke may remember this 2003 CD 14 Scandal and the results?

"Don't ask about the status of the 80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES"

** Evening Update via the LA Weekly: As the smoke clears, Parke's latest smear job nets one Juan Carlos Jaramillo's "Financial Success" company as the source of supposed financial reinburstment for a Carlos Lira. Notice no financial links to Nick Pacheco or Rudy Martinez.

An afternoon update.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the returned contributions, associated with employees of former CD 14 Councilman Nick Pacheco's Law Firm.

In what is becoming the stardard M.O. of a Parke Skelton consulted campaign, a complaint against the opposing candidate or supporter, is made to the DA's Office of Public Integrity and in rare cases like the Assemblyman Mike Gatto Residency Issue (Parke's former client), an investigation moves forward, until today.

One should credit Parke for his counter-stroke this afternoon. Take a "stay at home blogger", add an young journalistic maven, mixed with a paid cadre of cut and pasters and you get "political spindrift" which clouds over the facts. Speaking of facts, what were the results of the 2003 Skelton's crafted attacks against the supposed corrupt Madres del Este de Los Angeles-Santa Isabel after the mud dried?

The facts after the bloggin leap........
Text of the memo sent by The City Ethic Commission follows:

July 24, 2003

Mothers of East Los Angeles – Santa Isabel
2130 E. 1st. Street, Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Re: Whistleblower Complaint #03-292

This letter is to inform you of the final disposition of the
above-referenced complaint received by this office on February 21, 2003,
regarding a potential misuse of funds received by MELASI. Our inquiry found
insufficient evidence of a violation of laws within City Ethics Commission’s
jurisdiction to warrant further action. Accordingly, the complaint has been
placed in a closed status.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Kirsten M. Pickenpaugh, Esq.
Senior Investigator

....... and in 2011, Mayor Villar's "mijo", with Parke's help seeks to use the same game plan. But will a victory result on March 8? A informed electorate will hopefully decide.

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

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

"what were the results of the 2003 Skelton's crafted attacks against the supposed corrupt Madres del Este"

"insufficient evidence" ain't exactly a clean bill of health . . .

February 01, 2011 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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February 01, 2011 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They aren't investigating the circumstances surrounding "RETURNED CONTRIBUTIONS". . .

What an AWFUL attempt to spin the final nail out of its place in the corner of Rudy Rich's coffin lid. This is ALMOST as bad as the totally bogus MTA campaign contributions B.S. you posted yesterday, Reed Spit.

They're investigating circumstances of ONE Rudy supporter FUNNELING THOUSANDS of dollars in ILLEGAL campaign contributions through the hapless and intimidated employees of Trick Nicky's (who else?) so-called "law" firm, and firing two of them because they balked at it - or at least canning them at such a STOOPID time that they ratted out the bosses.

Maybe "Money Laundry" is a better name for his business??

"Nick's Wash and Win" "no tickee, no qui proquo??"

They just HAPPENED to BECOME "returned" because Rudy's people (about 3 MONTHS AFTER ANYBODY who knew sh*t from Shinola would have thrown them back) got a LETTER from Ethics saying, "this stuff smells funny" - whaddya know about it?

THEN, they "voluntarily" returned them... just like I'd "voluntarily" turn over my open container of Jack Daniels the second that officer rolled up to me at a traffic stop and saw it in my hand.

"OH, I'm coopelating, Awshifer, (hic) but I "sure" don't know how that open booze container got there. It was NOT my intenkshun to buy and OPEN container. I blame the shtore that SOLD it to me. It must have been OPEN before I boughted it."

DUDE, I'm a rank amateur, never got closer to a political campaign than recycling mailbox slicks, and I posted the DAY the quarterlies came out that this was BAD, bad mojo. Stinkin' to high heaven MONTHS before Rudy's krew "voluntarily" shipped them back. ONE DOZEN checks for $500 each, from people some of which probably have LESS than that to live on each week.

For a CM candidate that wouldn't even REPRESENT most of the employees??

Okay, so I'm making out the contributions reports for Rudy Rich, and listing people's place of employement.. and I've got, um ONE, TWO, THREE - all from "Tricky Nicky's" shop, okay. Wait, I've got FIVE, SIX, SEVEN.... Um, wow, any more? How many? TWELVE. About 10-15 percent of all Rudy's real-people contributions came from grunts at the legendary CD14 Trickster's place, who make less than the national household income.

AW, HELL. Were screwed ("No, no, EASILY explained away... send them in"). Geez, I can hear Nick saying that. "No way to prove a violation"... just like the "mamas" there'll be "insufficient evidence" to convict (well unless someone actually TESTIFIES, and "ALL my employees love me, right Carlos L.?"

We don't need the contributions, (because Rudy's putting up HUNDREDS of THOUSANDs), but since all our listed "endorsers" are near death at local nursing homes, and we haven't been able to prospect hardly ANY of the community leaders of the Council constituent lists - even the ones with MINUS numbers, we need something to make it look like our campaign is actually one SOMEone's radar. Let's "take the risk" and put through ONE DOZEN very suspicious MAXIMUM donations.

People that damned DUmbbb as to keep those checks in the first place don't get councilmembers elected in L.A.

They're lucky if they can get elected hall monitor at El Sereno Middle School.

February 01, 2011 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot,

If this is an example of "citizen journalism," then it is the most poorly written journalism of ANY sort I've ever read.

Have you ever heard of spellcheck?

February 01, 2011 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke is a lot like that brown gritty stuff you wipe off the cracks of your shoe after you've spent an afternoon at the local Hermon dog park. It smells a little. It's annoying to have to spend any time dealing with it. And you just wish someone would banish from the community completely.

February 01, 2011 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Baseless accusations aren't exactly a "bad" bill of health either.

The difference is Las Madres did not have $750,000 in their bank account to get the truth out.

And in this country, "insuficient evidence" means not guitly - a clean bill of health.

The money went for turkeys and toys for our community's less fortunate. For the first time in the history of CD 14, every housing project was going to have a toy give-away, this was Lloyd's brainchild and Parke took a shit on it.

Just like Villar's mock marriage for that perfect political brochure, Parke needed a story for that slick mailer to derail Nick. It didn't matter who or what got hurt. He got Matea Gold at the Times to bite and the story took off.

The group dissolved because Las Madres where trying to raise funds for their scholarship fund while being investigated, an impossibility. In politics as in community relations, perception is everything. Just ask Nick. And Parke had the funds to make his perception stick.

Funny, now both the marriage and the organization are gone - what a legacy Parke has left.

February 01, 2011 6:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I imagine Parke does remember that the scandal being referenced took Nick Pacheco out of L.A. politics for good.

It's not like anyone else wouldn't have connected those dots just as easily.

And I imagine four years from now, when Huizar's running for his 3rd consecutive full term, that Rudy Martinez will remember Nick's FUNNEL-MONEY-gate as ending Martinez's L.A. political ventures, too.

Funny, too... Martinez and Cooley are both Republicans.

February 01, 2011 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe the DA's office reads this blog and saw someone here rat this slimy deal out many weeks before the money was returned.

Maybe Mayor Sam's needs to start going without comments, again.

Rudy would probably appreciate it greatly.

Buy you some sushi?

February 01, 2011 6:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of the 12 donors from the Nick Pacheco Law Group, only four were residents of the city of Los Angeles. Pacheco was the only resident of the Fourteenth District.


(Pacheco's out of practice. That's about the sloppiest ethics violation he's pulled in years.)

February 01, 2011 6:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Try to keep up. Parque hasn't lived in that of the district in years. He's moved to the People's Republic of Mount Washington.

February 01, 2011 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tell me about Wyvernwood and Huizar?

February 01, 2011 6:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"One person who is enriching himself courtesy of the taxpayers is Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA for short) $400,000+ Executive Director Rudy Montiel, who is quickly becoming the LA Times latest "poster bureaucrat" for public salary scrutiny." -MAYOR SAM

February 01, 2011 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Mid-Day Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Monday said:

"It should be noted that when Legacy LA was constituted, they had as an "advisor for redevelopment" Dalila Sotelo, who once was a Vice-President for the connected affordable-housing builder McCormick, Barron and Salazar. Sotelo now earns her public paycheck as an employee of CRA.Can you follow the flow of money and public property, to the "connected-few" here?" -MAYOR SAM

February 01, 2011 6:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Montiel's scheme to turn HACLA's housing projects into non-profit enclaves, is and will be exercises in corruption. Does anyone remember the Estrada Courts Non-Profit that billed HACLA $2,500 to install toilet bowls? And I seem to remember that the person who fronted this "home-improvement scheme", once worked for Councilman Jose Huizar. but I digress.

February 01, 2011 6:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6 p.m.

Your either not a lawyer, or you're a bad lawyer (that you Nick?)

In this country, what "insuficient (sic) evidence" actually means (just like "not guitly" - sic -) is NOT a "clean bill of health" but instead, it means the exploratory surgery to find out if you're really "well" (innocent) would cost most than your HMO is willing to pay (just to follow your analogy).

So, we'll just keep watching you. And if you develop new "symptoms" of that same disease, then we'll know more.

New "symptoms" like maybe FUNNELING ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN MONEY, through poor unsuspecting and trusting employees?

And, ah, hell. Did he have to be so STINKIN' CHEAP about it. If you're demanding that employees - none of which LIVE in CD14 - cough up $500 for a candidat they don't even know, then for the love of Art Synder, reimburse them the WHOLE dirty $500 back. Be fair in your corruption, huh?

(Being that cheap may just have been what got everyone caught...)

And, remember O.J. was found "not guilty" but we ALL know he really did it!

And NOW, he's IN for treatment of his "symptoms," probably FOR GOOD.

February 01, 2011 6:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Where's Rudy? LA's Half-Million Dollar Official and the Public Housing Scandal.


February 01, 2011 6:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:





February 01, 2011 6:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton

When this election is over, let's have some coffee at my house and reminisce while listening to Stanley Brothers.

Don't invite Alvin.

February 01, 2011 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton, who managed Villaraigosa's mayoral campaign and is overseeing Huizar's, said the mayor could be facing a risk.

"This is his backyard and if there is a loss, there will be a perception that there is some weakness there," Skelton said

We laugh at how ironic it is that Parke Skelton wants to be perceived as the saviour of minorities when all he does is cause havoc below his plush OAK HILL NEIGHBORHOOD. You look down at the peons in EL SERENO from your plush OAK HILL CASA. Keep hating us until we drive out your racism from our community!


Are you and your Oak Hill residents happy that Tio villaraigosa got you the Dog Parke, while the rest of the poor section watches.

You rich liberals criticize Republicans but you are far worst!

February 01, 2011 6:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick was sunk long before the Madres slick mailer.

He was a goner the minute Tony V. decided to run.

He, just like Rudy Rich, never knew what they were dealing with. And Pacheco had long-before screwed a lot of the same community leaders that Rudy was unsuccessful at courting for the six months he had the CD14 lists (before he wholesaled them out as some kind of "scandal").

The real scandal is when your campaign advisors are SO bad, you can't even get a dozen people who Huizar has listed as "opposed" to him, to jump in and endorse the ONLY guy running against him this time.

Wow, how totally lame is that? You know he tried. You know that's why mama stole the lists, and it was six months before they surfaced in the news.

That'd be like the GOP running someone SO bad against Obama next time that Sarah Palin endorsed Barack.

Long before Rudy returned Nick's dirty funneled money, his campaign staff should have returned their salaries to Rudy and said. "I just can't make this work for you. I'd be stealing this to keep trying."

But hey. Tough times, not that many real candidates on the ballot. Even a really lousy campaign staff has bills to pay, you know?

February 01, 2011 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5.46, I would stop drinking that Jack Daniels. Although, you can blame your incoherent rant on a drink too many!

February 01, 2011 6:50 PM  

Anonymous THE TROLL said:

Goede Namiddag is mijn naam Parke Skelton en die ik hou van Ijslandse saga's te lezen.

February 01, 2011 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy-rooters trying to spin the really, really bad news into some other subject.

NAH, this will be top story.

A "real" DA inquiry, run by the offices of a guy Pacheco dissed big time when he ran against him - versus wannabe "please investigate (everyone on the other side).

February 01, 2011 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, the Mothers really compare to O.J.

Parke took on the most defenseless of Pacheco supporters. Every cent the mothers raised went to graffiti abatement, scholarship and community empowerment. They didn't have, nor where they vain enough to put out slick, self serving brochures.

Nick didn't have the money to defend the mothers since without Lloyd it was a lost cause anyway. Parke timed the hit for optimum campaign effectiveness - at the end when nobody can respond. Parke took on a true grass roots organization knowing that they didn't have the sophistication to defend themselves and he ran to the bank with it.

Kind of sounds like Palin taking on illegal immigrants, doesn't it?

And judging from your anal preoccupation with spelling and syntax, you sound like an old Princeton friend of Huizar. How are things at CASA0101 lately?

February 01, 2011 7:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Fire Commission President Dalila Sotelo has been charged by a subordinate of creating a "hostile work environment" within the commission and its staff.

Normally, within the Fire Department, such grievances would come before Sotelo and her commission. However, the question arises as to if Sotelo is the supervisor in this workplace harrassment case, then who is to adjudicate the matter?

Much handwringing has gone on behind the scenes at the Commission, as Sotelo and some of her fellow board members would like to quietly resolve the matter. Indeed, we've been privvy to information that could suggest an effort was under way to keep the matter from the attention of Fire Department Chief William Bamattre and possibly, Mayor Villaraigosa

February 01, 2011 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


It's true, Nick's campaign was over way before the Madres mailer.

So why did Parke use it?

February 01, 2011 7:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No surprise that Dalila, "Venus of Willendorf" Sotelo is finally getting her comeuppance.

She has carved a reputation all across the city as bitter, unecessarily vicious, falsely liberal, an unrepentant social climber and quite frankly, pathetic.

Rumor has it she repreatedly identified the best perk of her appointment as forcing firefighters to dine with her. Just pathetic. This story is no surprise.

Let's see if any friends rally to her name now. She is routinely cited as the type who give politics a bad name.


February 01, 2011 7:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Sotelo was on the El Pueblo Historical Monument Authority she tangled with everybody, even the general manager Rush Cervantes. And everyone likes Rush. Up and down the city, not a bad word about him. But Sotelo could not get along with him.

You OBVIOUSLY have never seen the REAL Sotelo.

No one (and I mean NO one) with a penis would make advances. Not even when the fleet was in after 6 months at sea.

You can take that to the bank! (Why the hell do you think she's so pissed off and angry all the time?)

February 01, 2011 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, wouldn't you like to know about Huizar and Wyvernwood. So would Parke. That's why he scopes out the blogs and puts out feelers.

You're going to have to wait on this one. It's so big everyone is keeping silent - don't want to spoil the surprise.

February 01, 2011 7:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sadly, I have seen Dalila in action at meetings. She is antagonistic, hostile and yes very angry inside and it comes through. Women don't have to behave in this manner to get their message across. She and confidante Carol Jacques are definitely Antonio groupies and snitchers- total rats. Yes, the poster is right on the money stating that all of Antonio's snitches and groupies are very bitter, vindictive women who don't have a life or a functional man. These women would get a lot more accomplished if they changed that bitterness into acts of kindness. They are very mean to people. Even city council members last Friday slammed Lisa Sarno about DONE. She came off arrogant, snooty and a total bitch.

February 01, 2011 7:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Update, schmupdate.

When the middle-man Jaramillo rolls over on Pacheco to save his own skin,
we'll finally have nailed the 3-time loser's tricky backside. He was smart enough (or was instructed) not to run the money through law firm books. Now he'll be smart enough to finger Nick.

(Jaramillo apparently doesn't live in CD14, either?? What did he have to gain by funneling money?)

Only ONE person in Pacheco's office had any vested interest in who wins on CD14 and that person's popular nickname is "Tricky Nicky" (and he didn't get that name by sawing ladies in half onstage...).

NOTE that I'm not saying here Rudy Martinez was necesarilly in on this with Trickmaster Nicky. No, once again, the most damning thing for him is that Rudy and his campaign handlers were WAY to dumb to avoid the obvious stench. They took, routed, wrote up (on ETHICS reports), TWELVE X $500 maximum value checks from one firm, and from 11 workers who DON'T EVEN LIVE HERE.

And I'm absolutely sure Hacopian has been around long enought to know about the smoking gun involving Jimmy Hahn and Fleishman-Hillard's employee checks. But even MORE unbelievable is that the F-H contributers were all pretty much high level six-figure-salaried PR Execs, and a LOT of them lived in L.A. City.

$500 bucks was a sneeze to them, not a month's worth of groceries for their family, like some of the Pacheco grunts.

Makes Rudy WAY to dumb to run even a small part of the City of L.A. Hell, you don't have to be a genius to be a City Councilmember (look at Tom LaBonggg!), But you should at least have enough brains to keep your ass out of totally bonehead compromising situations like this, even BEFORE you get into office.

Hell, even knowing as Pacheco does, that Parke Skelton LOOKS for exactly this kind of hinky sh*t.

Too stupid to not make it incredibly easy to burn you? Too stupid to avoid the most obvious of laundering scams? Especially when you don't even NEED the money?

February 01, 2011 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dalila Sotelo
Deputy Chief of Operations - Department of Housing, CRA/LA


Sotelo has the infamous "run it or ruin it" mentality we've seen a zillion times in pols. Her glossy, smiling veneer hides a controlling, passive-aggressive manipulator who can not work with people without constant conflict. It surrounds her! But in a public setting, these characteristics will come to light little by little and won't be tolerated like their are in other parts of life. To the person who filed the complaint -- good for you!!!! You're the Norma Rae of the LAFD!

I'm appalled Sotelo even thought for a second about hiding this grievance from the Mayor and the Fire Chief so she could name herself as the supervisor to rule over her own case. What kind of conflict of interest would THAT have been. Appalling yes, surprising, no. Welcome to TRANSPARENCY, Dalila.

Sotelo is not good for politics in this city. She's made some friends, sure, but has made a LOT of enemies and left a bad taste in the mouths of almost everyone she's worked with over time, and that's really saying something. As they say, be careful who you step on while you're climbing the ladder to success, you may see them again on your way back down. The people who really know her, know not to trust her,

I hope Mayor Villaraigosa wakes up soon enough and sends Dalila Sotelo tumbling off the fire ladder. She's only going to bring him down and he deserves better.

Good for you Mayor Sam & IndieMedia.org for getting this out there.

February 01, 2011 7:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I understood the rant very well.

The checks were suspicious from the outset. Martinez's people can't claim they voluntarily returned them, because they'd already been flagged as possible campaign violations.

The snake (suspicious checks from Pacheco's campaign), was poised to bite the Martinez campaign from the very onset of the fundraising, but instead of walking away from fund they probably could have easily done without, they thought they could tame it, make it so others wouldn't see it as a snake, until it reached out and bit them.

Hard and poisonously. Doubtful the challenger's campaign will survive this self-inflicted wound.

February 01, 2011 7:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dalila Sotelo
Deputy Chief of Operations - Department of Housing, CRA/LA


Dalila Sotelo of Highland Park, Sr. Vice President of McCormack, Barron, Salazar, a developer of affordable housing

To those employees at CRA. I truly feel sorry for anyone who has to contend with this bitch. She is bad news. Your CEO should be fired for hiring this bitch. The mayor should be recalled just for knowing this bitch. The mayor must have been bangin her in his younger days. I can't think of any other reason for appointing her to the fire commission. He must have been drunk again.

February 01, 2011 7:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you need any more evidence that this will probably be fatal to Rudy's campaign, see how many of posters are totally veering away from discussing it and bringing up names associated with Huizar or anyone else - just to close the subject.

But real media will be waiting for the outcome of the DA's inquiry more than anything else now, and they'll be just that much more wary of any deflection techniques from Rudy's people.

He's lost any chance of just being some well-meaning nobody with a pile of cash.

He's now Nick Pacheco's branded protege - for once and always.

February 01, 2011 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Councilmember Jose Huizar joins members of the NELAcommunity in sponsoring a post-Valentine' s Dayget-together on Sunday, February 17, 1PM-3PM, honoring one of our favorite neighbors, Anthony Portantino, and supporting his re-election as California stateAssemblymember for Assembly District 44.

Italian food, beer, wine and music will be served.Suggested minimum donation is $60 per person.

Location for the event is 1109 Oneonta Drive in Mount Washington.Sponsors of the event are: Hon. Jose Huizar, Patricia Alarcon, Paul Ahrens, Jeff Boxer, Scott Burleigh, Doug Dawson, Sandra Figueroa, John Gallogly, Mary Garripoli, Pat Griffith, Carol Jacques, Sharon Kyle, Dick Price, Connie Rohman, Keith Rohman, Bill Rumble, Tony Scudellari, Eliot Sekuler, Jain Sekuler, Hank Shaeffer, Dalila Sotelo, Amy Yeager.

February 01, 2011 7:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They are reaching for life support on the Huizar side. His staffers and bag man are being subpoenad left and right to testify infront of Federal Grand Jury next week and they want to make this story? Really? is this the best they got?

February 01, 2011 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So that's what the spin is for tonight - Rudy's rooters misdirection?

Dalila Sotelo?

Angry, acerbic, pushy, bitchy broad I wouldn't want to share en elevator with.

Yup, she's a real prize.

But, hey, who cares.

The election is between Huizar and too-damn-dumb to avoid obviously dirty campaign constributions Rudy Martinez. Sotelo means nothing.

Sorry Rudy. Go get a real job you can handle.

Huizar win's for a 4th time ina row for City office.

February 01, 2011 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke + Hacopian + FBI

Can only mean this campaign will be the political version of a biker rally gone bad.

Lots of fun over the next few weeks.

February 01, 2011 7:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And now Dalilah goes to CRA. Estolano hires her for a high paying position. Something about this just doesn't smell right. We definitely can't trust Dalilah. Now I question Estolano's judgment and integrity. I've also heard that Dalilah brought along her boy toy with her to CRA. Its crazy how these problems get swept under the rug and get shifted from one city department to another

February 01, 2011 7:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 01, 2011 7:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dalila is on the Fire Commission as one of the Mayor's appointees, CRA/LA Chief Executive Officer and fancies herself as Carol Jacques's "protege". This little party will be one to watch.

February 01, 2011 7:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't make too much of this. There are only about 12-15 "activists" in the Mount Washington community, and they all sit on each others boards and committees like they were joined at the hip. The same laundry list of a dozen or so are usually the the officers of the Mount Washington Homeowners Association, the Arroyo Secco Neighborhood Council, the Northeast (Regressive) Progressives, the NELA Democrats, the Villaraigosa for Mayor endorsement list from 2005, the Jose Huizar endorsement list from 2007, the Monica Garcia for School Board endorsement list from 2006, the local elementary PTA, and now - the SW Society.

It's the same 12 people wearing a total of 144 hats.

February 01, 2011 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Game over brother. You guy is under FBI investigation, the best Huizar can hope for is to make a deal with the feds so he does not get arrested in front of his kids at 6:00 AM with camera's blaring at him.

Jose take the deal your attorney is negotiating and leave with dignity.

February 01, 2011 7:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Fire Commission executive assistant Blanca Gomez-Revelle informed the board’s president, Dalila Sotelo, in writing on May 11, 2006, that she was initiating the first step of grievance proceedings against Sotelo, noting that Sotelo’s interaction had progressed to “a level of aggression” during communications with the subordinate staffer.

Wait, it gets better. Wasn't Sotelo involved with Tony Salazar in it's best days with LAHD? Then went to redevelop Aliso Village AKA Pueblo del Sol? displaced poor tenants from public housing!! all CD14, Tony Villar. Boy do they have some good times together!
This morning council committee on housing agenda had the appointment of Jackie Dupont-Walker for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, this would be the fourth commissioner with pure development ties in that commission. Tony Villar might argue that he wants public housing developed but who is in the commission right now??? Developers and a puppet commissioner (Del Angel) which one is going to balance and give the commission a challenge? not one!! All of them tend to loose if they do not comply with special interests of the mayor. After all, not a single penny has been placed on "affordable housing" much pledged in the mayors campaign only commitments to the "fund"??? do the current commissioners have much to loose by going against the mayors wishes? seems to me big conflict of interest! The talent in HACLA is just not there, Rudy Montiel has been on the job to long and delivered nothing to the Housing Authority or the city! sick!

February 01, 2011 7:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 01, 2011 7:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The over/under for the number of these comments that Red Spot wroted am 27.

February 01, 2011 7:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon @7:24

That's a preety sad bunch indeed.

Eliot Sekular defended a racist and homophobe.

Dalilo Sotelo was driven off two commissions because her petty ways interfered with city business.

Carol Jacques claimed to be disabled to get on a board then got miraculously cured.

Tony Scudelari tried to out a married man and, without dignity, e-mailed around some very snarky comments about city commissioners publicly.

Really, could it get any worse?

February 01, 2011 7:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Aren't 2 or 3 of the people on that Portantino guest list really just Huizar staff members?

Alarcon, Yeager ??

February 01, 2011 7:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let’s not forget that Elliot Sekuler works for Universal Studios and in the works are plans to increase the land holdings of Universal Studios against the interest of the communities. Elliot Sekuler has to support the Mayor and Jackie Autry in the massive expansion of the Autry National Center in exchange the Mayor will support Universal Studios plans.

February 01, 2011 7:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar just got slammed by Rudy on the phones.

The war has started.

February 01, 2011 7:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is my 5th Post ever (4th was not posted by Higby).

This is a response to prior poster's reference to the musical Chicago.

Below is my response with Martinez playing the part of Amos.

(enter Amos, sadly)

(soft voice)If someone stood up in a crowd
And raised his voice up way out loud
And waved his arm and shook his leg
You'd notice him

If someone in the movie show
Yelled "Fire in the second row
This whole place is a powder keg!"
You'd notice him

And even without clucking like a hen
Everyone gets noticed, now and then,
Unless, of course, that personage should be
Invisible, inconsequential me!

Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name
Mister Cellophane
'Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there...

I tell ya
Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name
Mister Cellophane
'Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there..."

This is sadly how Martinez is fairing in this race. I am all for change, capitalism, and competition. Run a REAL candidate and stop wasting our time and your money. See you in another 4 years.

February 01, 2011 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, maybe so (but I think it's closer to 20), But Rudy Rich would have sold his mama's reputation (OH WAIT, he did), to get even ONE of them off the lists to switch sides for him.


The SOUURRRRest of Grapes, baby boy!

DAMN that smarts.

(Instead, he gets whining, heckling, moaning and "my feelings are hurt BOO HOO)... Teresa Marquez of Boyle Heights who believes she's the QUEEN of BH, only someone forgot to tell the other 80,000 people who live there to BOW DOWN!

And, that's ABOUT IT - from the 500-600 names on the 3 lists.

February 01, 2011 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Where all the Huizar haters get their info - from the gospeled according to Red Sput, or out of their ARSES.

February 01, 2011 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Lauro wants to act like a baby bitch, well let's treat him as such..."

Growing up with a name like Lauro must have been tough for you--always having to prove yourself...Laura has turned into Nick the Dick!

February 01, 2011 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So when is Huizar going to come clean about all the subpoena's served to his office?

He can't hide from the press every day like he did today.

Let me see, Francine, Anna? Ahh forgot Gustavo your special money laundering friend, he was also served yesterday.

February 01, 2011 7:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boyle Heights Getting $2 Billlion Development Project.


Who needs De La Hoya, anyway? Following the pantyhosed boxer's pull-out of the Boyle Heights Sears project, yesterday the owners of Wyvernwood Garden Apartments, a 1,187-unit, Depression-era building, announced a $2-billion redevelopment plan that would build "4,400 environmentally sensitive condominiums and apartments," reports the LA Times. Via the paper: "If finished as planned, the complex would include some 24-story high-rises and rival in scope Park La Brea in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, one of the largest housing projects in the West. Wyvernwood would have more than 20,000 residents served by new stores and offices." The Times notes that rents for one- to three-bedrooms at Wyvernwood currently range from $1,225 to $1,540, with prices expected to rise with the new building. The whole project will be done by 2020. Which is just around the corner, really.


February 01, 2011 7:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mark Weinstein, president of MJW Investments


February 01, 2011 7:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Those are the sponsors. There's likely to be 100+ others in attendance.

Huizar isn't stupid. That's why when they were using those Northeast lists several of these people were on it with +2 and +3 for influence.

Rated that way because they had delivered dozens of other, each, in the past.

Anyone who believes differently is welcome to drive by. It's a city street, but you won't find a parking place within a mile.

Sorry that that bursts Huizar hater's bubbles, but you have been, are, and will be on March 8 in the tiny minority everywhere in the district, except when you post here - to make yourself feel less insignificant.... like SOMEone loves you.

And Red Spot does, and his blood will wash away all pain, dry your tears, and make you feel like a "majority" for a few minutes each day.

After that... deal with the reality, If you're in CD14, Huizar's your representative at least until 2015. Probably until 2019, if he wants it.. It'll make life easier not to live in total denial.

February 01, 2011 7:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this story is bullshit, why does a guy who has give himself 200 G's do some thing wrong over a few grand.

the only story is that Huizar is being investigated by feds for corruption.

February 01, 2011 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Further deterioration of the Huizar haters, now attacking individual Huizar supporters by name (because attacks on Huizar are failing), all in the interest of...

Well, not sure? That can't deliver any more votes for the opponent, so. . . ??

It probably just makes them feel a bit better as they edge up to total, embarrassing defeat (for a third time), knowing once again they had to back someone who had no business even running.

Take comfort in the fact that this one burned his own pennies, and didn't have to grovel at you feet to get yours.

It's something!

February 01, 2011 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about giving Rudy a refund, Hacopian?

Considering the years-long pissing match he got into with Huizar about $8-9K for "cosmetic" no-contractor's license required fixes to the El Sereno digs, do you really want him after your ass after he loses by 30-35 points in 5 weeks, claiming you failed to deliver any kind of useable "product."

Better to cut a deal with him right now to take less of the dwindling fortune, considering the inevitable outcome.

He WILL know he got screwed by you boys, just as the rest of us already know. And, the bad part is, HE probably paid for YOUR dinners!!

February 01, 2011 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who was it tried to make it sound like Huizar's campaign was phoning this one in?

Huizar precinct workers all over northern El Sereno area today/tonight, pounding on doors. Nice folks, talking UP their guy, nost bashing the other one (what's his name, anyway).

Must be nice to be able to do that, and not have to rely on PRETENDING some federal dragnet's going to swoop down any minute on Jose's staff. (Because you know, every day those lies fail to take place, YOU LOSE!)

Had to tell them, "don't waste your time here, all four REGISTERED VOTERS voting for Jose here.

February 01, 2011 8:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone's brain is about to bleed through their eyeballs when they read what is about to be posted.

Los Angeles Police Protective League endorsed Jose Huizar today.

I suppose all those ranomd youtube links and claims of investigations and people yelling through their teeth didnt work.

What really did happen - was that the PPL was upset that Rudy obtained a LAPD badge - and i guess they weren't impressed with the Gascon and Kalish name dropping.

No No Jose has delivered for the men and women of the LAPD and the PPL knew that.

February 01, 2011 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exactly my previous point, 8:14.
Glad you caught it. Rudy Rich did't NEED those few thousand dollars worht of checks that looked fishy even while the ink was still drying.

Why risk the embarrassment of being caught up like this?

Only two possible answers: TOO STUPID not to see he was going over a cliff, or TOO desparate to make it look like someone other than family members supported him to steer clear of one of the most incriminating types of election ethics violations.

Either way... BAD, bad candidate.

No place for him in public life.

February 01, 2011 8:35 PM  

Anonymous 3RD FLOOR FLY said:


It’s also worth noting that Huizar is very likely already in his pocket. All of Fifteen Group’s executives (and their wives) have, according to ethics.lacity.org, given thousands of dollars to the councilman’s electoral war chest over the years. Wyvernwood management staff have also gone precinct walking (during paid office hours) for Huizar. And Gustavo Valdivia, a friend and former employee of Huizar, is now Fink’s public-relations consultant. (This is a shady guy who, according to the LA Times, was given a lucrative contract last year after a bid-rigging scam at the city’s Housing Authority that has recently led to several firings and criminal investigations.)

February 01, 2011 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn Huizar staffers 8:26 and 8:31:

Let me make this simple so you dumb asses understand.

The main paper of record in town has confirmed that your guy, Jose Huizar; in being investigated by the FBI for criminal wrong doings.

His staff are being called infront of a Grand Jury next week to testify against him, they will rat Jose down the river in five seconds.

Game over.

February 01, 2011 8:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's this on the CRA/LA agenda for 2/3/11?:

Dalila Sotelo

and this:

(Councilmembers Reyes, Perry, Wesson, Garcetti and Huizar – CD’s # 1, 9, 10, 13 and 14)
Presenters: Jenna Gulager / Nicholas Saponara

February 01, 2011 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:40 What criminal wrong doings?

February 01, 2011 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick Pacheco gave city funds in the amount of $25,000 to Mothers of East LA, and then MELA forms a PAC and immediately reports $25,000 in independent expenditures for Pacheco -- who had foolishly spent up to the limit by then. Turns out that MELA didn't really spend the money, but by reporting it the spending limits were lifted. So Villar's complaint, filed by Parque's partner (can't remember his name -- the guy active in the Jewish community and was the consultant for Villar's council race) was wrong. But MELA did get sanctioned for filing a false IE report. And it was Ricardo Torres who paid for the mailers attacking Villar, not MELA.

February 01, 2011 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sleazy Huizy is such a coward his easy way out is to always say I didn't know. Like he didn't know about the historic Jewish Center in Boyle Heights that was demolished. Wyvenwood is owned privately but you would never know because it looks like tons of projects. I heard wSEARS was stopped because of money. MJ Weinstein bought the property and was going to develop but bowed out and now word is Chinese will take over. Heard its costing $400 million. Any meeting Huizar goes to he will be confronted with this. Thanks Zuma for putting people on alert. There are 11,000 people in that complex

February 01, 2011 8:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 01, 2011 8:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What About CM Huizar's Trip To Florida Over Wyvernwood?

February 01, 2011 8:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Ethics Committee: How about looking into the campaign contributions of actual elected officials? (Instead of going after your opponents in retaliation.) I would start with CM Jose Huizar and make some phone calls and start asking some questions about some of the money flying into the City.

Remember last year's Superbowl trip to Miami? Wyvernwood? Fifteen Group? Shall I go on? Are we starting to see some of these favors be repaid? I think the Ethics Committee should be looking into elected officials, instead of un-elected officials.

NO WONDER ANTONIO HAS TO GET A D.C. POSITION. (To try and keep "Shady Pandora's Box" from springing open. Easier to control the attorneys from up there.)

February 01, 2011 8:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



Hey Ethics Committee: How about looking into the campaign contributions of actual elected officials? (Instead of going after your opponents in retaliation.) I would start with CM Jose Huizar and make some phone calls and start asking some questions about some of the money flying into the City.

Remember last year's Superbowl trip to Miami? Wyvernwood? Fifteen Group? Shall I go on? Are we starting to see some of these favors be repaid? I think the Ethics Committee should be looking into elected officials, instead of un-elected officials.

NO WONDER ANTONIO HAS TO GET A D.C. POSITION. (To try and keep "Shady Pandora's Box" from springing open. Easier to control the attorneys from up there.)

CLICK "READ MORE" for CM Huizar contributions regarding Florida money and Wyvernwood campaign contributions:

Fifteen Asset Management L.L.C.
Private Company, Headquarters Location
1680 Michigan Ave., 8th flr., Miami Beach FL 33139-2538, United States
(305)938-4300, http://www.fifteengroup.com
Primary SIC: Apartment Building Operators, Primary NAICS: Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings
Description: Finance: Real estate management

Contributed to Huizar
06/22/06 Amy Fink
(Homemaker, None)
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381-1102 Jose Huizar
Council Member - CD14
1277167 - HUIZAR OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT A - Monetary Contribution Received
(IND - Individual)
[Period: 04/01/06-06/30/06]

12/29/06 Amy Fink
(Homemaker, None)
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381-1102 Jose Huizar
Council Member - CD14
1291807 - RE-ELECT JOSE HUIZAR A - Monetary Contribution Received
(IND - Individual)
[Period: 01/01/06-12/31/06]
[Election: 03/06/07]

03/14/06 Steven Fink
(Real Estate Develpment, Fifteen Asset Management)
Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar
Council Member - CD14
1277167 - Huizar for Council A - Monetary Contribution Received
(IND - Individual)
[Period: 01/01/06-06/30/06]
06/22/06 Steven Fink
(Real Estate Develpment, Fifteen Asset Management)
Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar
Council Member - CD14
1277167 - HUIZAR OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT A - Monetary Contribution Received
(IND - Individual)
[Period: 04/01/06-06/30/06]
12/29/06 Steven Fink
(Real Estate Develpment, Fifteen Asset Management)
Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar
Council Member - CD14
1291807 - RE-ELECT JOSE HUIZAR A - Monetary Contribution Received
(IND - Individual)
[Period: 01/01/06-12/31/06]
[Election: 03/06/07]

State of California - Business Info
The information displayed here is current as of "Apr 13, 2007" and is updated weekly. It is not a complete or certified record of the Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Company.
Number: 200223210063 Date Filed: 8/12/2002 Status: active
Jurisdiction: FLORIDA
763 COLLINS VE., STE. 304
Agent for Service of Process

February 01, 2011 8:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't like Huizar he is too close to Tony Villar and Nunez. But lets get the facts right. Last year he had the Superbowl Party at his house after precinct walking. Ask Alvin or Juan Johnny Jay Jimenez. By the way both Alvin and JJJJ will be running for State Assembly.

February 01, 2011 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fifteen Group Establishes West Coast Development Division and Names Steven G. Fink Executive Vice President

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Fifteen Group announced the establishment of its West Coast development division which will be headed by Steven G. Fink, who joins the firm as Executive Vice President/Principal. Mr. Fink will oversee the firm's acquisition and development operations throughout the western United States.
Mr. Fink will be based in Fifteen Group's newly opened office in downtown Los Angeles.
"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Steve's caliber running our acquisition, development and redevelopment activities out West," said Fifteen Group CEO Mark Sanders. "He's a fantastic addition to our entrepreneurial team."

February 01, 2011 9:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Read the LA Times from yesterday. I know it will hurt but you might learn something.

February 01, 2011 9:06 PM  

Anonymous 3RD FLOOR FLY said:

Villaraigosa Under Fire for Florida Donations
LA Times ^ | 4/28/05 | Richard Fausset and Jennifer Oldham
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:19:18 AM by NormsRevenge
After months of criticizing Mayor James K. Hahn for accepting questionable political donations, mayoral challenger Antonio Villaraigosa found himself answering questions Wednesday about $31,000 in donations to his campaign from workers at two affiliated Florida-based companies.
Although some employees said they supported Villaraigosa, others struggled to explain the donations, sounded confused when told of their donations or declined to answer questions.
The donations, which were first reported Wednesday in the Torrance-based Daily Breeze, prompted Hahn to urge city officials to investigate.
"There's a lot of questions here and I think the Ethics Commission should do an immediate investigation of these contributions to see if there are any violations, any money laundering or any violations of our city's ethics code," Hahn said at a news conference in Hollywood.
Villaraigosa campaign manager Ace Smith, who was standing nearby, dismissed Hahn's comments, noting that the mayor's administration is under investigation for possible links between campaign donations and city contracts.
But Smith said the campaign would review the donations.
"We will take quick action to get to the bottom of any questions that may be raised," he said.
Records show that at least 20 employees of a Miami company, Travel Traders LLC, and a related company, S.E. Florida Investments, gave individual donations to Villaraigosa's campaign.
Travel Traders operates gift shops in major hotels. Its president, Sean Anderson, once headed W.H. Smith, which previously had the largest concessions contract for gift shops and newsstands at Los Angeles International Airport.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...

February 01, 2011 9:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Ace Smith" was his campaign manager? Who was his communications chief, Stubby Kaye?

February 01, 2011 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Democrats and fund-raising scandals. Like the sun rising in the east every morning...

February 01, 2011 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Daily Breeze reported that one employee, William Pineda, when asked about his involvement in the L.A. mayor's race, said, "Are you sure you got the right number?"

The paper also reported that another employee expressed confusion about how her donation was recorded.

Or to donate in someone elses name. Sounds like the company cut a check to Villaraigosa from each employee then paid the employee back.

Very illegal. But like all politicans it will just get lost in the hub-bub.

It is not illegal for multiple employees of one company to donate to a political candidate, but it is illegal for anyone to reimburse employees for their donation.

February 01, 2011 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



Yes, why did Antonio Villaraigosa get $179,000 in campaign contributions from Florida?

Villaraigosa received $179,000 from Florida contributors as of April 5, the end of the city's most recent financial reporting period, with one of every six dollars coming from individuals affiliated with Travel Traders [a Miami-based company that operates hotel gift shops]. Yet some of those contributors had difficulty explaining, or simply refused to say, why they gave $1,000 or more to a mayoral campaign 3,000 miles away.

...Told that Los Angeles City Hall campaign records show that he gave Villaraigosa $1,000 on April 1, [one of the Travel Trader contributors] responded: "Wow. You probably called me at a bad time."

"Let me finish typing up my e-mail and then I'll get back to answering your question," said [the contributor], who put the call on hold and did not return, despite a 20-minute wait. He did not respond to follow-up calls.

...Neither the president nor the general manager of Travel Traders returned calls seeking comment about the contributions, which came from all levels of the company, from top executives to a help-desk manager...

...Moments later, [another contributor] told a reporter to call her in 15 minutes. She never came to the telephone in subsequent calls...

...Travel Traders applications manager Curtis McGough hung up the phone after he was asked about his two $1,000 contributions to Villaraigosa. But three others were more open about their support.

...[yet another contributor] said he learned about the candidate during a meeting held by his company in September.

"It was kind of like a meeting about possible business in Los Angeles," said the 25-year-old analyst, who would not provide additional details. "I'm not sure if a fund-raiser is the right word."

February 01, 2011 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UPDATE Lawyer: Antonio Villaraigosa is above the anticorruption laws; public has no right to know who gave him free tickets


February 01, 2011 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is going down, not much will save him in the eyes of the voters with the FBI all over him.

February 01, 2011 9:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michelson set up an appointment with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Jimmy Blackman. Michelson asked Villaraigosa to appoint Ed Boks. The Mayor and his aides had never heard of Ed Boks. Then Michelson offered him $10,000,000 if he would appoint Boks. Without thoroughly checking out Boks' background the Mayor agreed. Even after many others stated that Boks had a murky past based on faked numbers, had no college education, was just sued for racial discrimination and was fired from his previous two positions, the Mayor officially appointed Boks January 3, 2006.

February 01, 2011 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Deputy District Attorney Dave Demerjian confirms that they still have an inquiry open on Councilmember Jose Huizar.

He says they will make a decision soon.

"Demerjian said his office still has a separate inquiry into Huizar that centers on consulting work he performed for a union organization while on the Los Angeles Board of Education. That inquiry was initiated in 2007. "We're coming up on the statue of limitations, so we'll have to make a decision pretty soon," Demerjian said."


No wonder no one wants to get involved with politics, everyone is being investigated. Sad state of affairs.

February 01, 2011 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can we cancel the election and get new candidates?

February 01, 2011 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick should get Mike Gatto to handle his contributors' checks - just like before.

February 01, 2011 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So "squeaky clean" Huizar is being investigated not only by the FBI but also by the L.A. District Attorney!

Do we really know Jose Huizar?

February 01, 2011 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Now I am really curious what kind of person you think is fit for public life.

You sound like some sort of spoiled entitled whiney bitter bitch.
I'm thinking A person that values sacrifice , ethics, determination, ideals, honesty, rational thought, empathy.

I'm from northern california I haven't met many southern california politicians that I could trust. Too much deal making not enough problem solving.

February 01, 2011 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar in an Orange suit, boy that would be beautiful.

February 01, 2011 11:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks to Michael Trujillo, I now know why Huizar had illegal work carried out on his La Calandria house - "Elvis Presley is living in the garage".

And that statement is about as true as something else Trujillo said, "There is no FBI investigation of Huizar">

February 02, 2011 12:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FYI...for the ten people commenting repeatedly on this blog Mike Trujillo is the guy who comments and then tries to emphasize a POINT BY TYPING HIS WORDS IN ALL CAPS.

So maybe Trujillo should STOP posting and START earning his credibility back. MAYBE if he started by doing some good deeds for Jose's campaign he could redeem himself. Here are my SUGGESTIONS:

1. Anna Cubas needs an industrial strength hair brush STAT

2. Jose needs to get back to his weight loss regiment as he is getting pretty hefty. GET ON IT TRUJILLO! Tie Monica Garcia to him and throw him off the Santa Monica Pier and have him swim to the surface. He'll be stick thin for sure after that one!

3. Quit

Just a few suggestions, I hope you can understand how these SIMPLE points can help you.

February 02, 2011 3:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I got a robo call sponsored by Martinez. It was some dude claiming to live in the neighborhood. He says that I may have read in the LA Times today that Councilman Huizar is under FBI investigation. Then he calls for Huizar to resign. The listener is encouraged to call Huizar's office number and demand his resignation.

The dirty politics of CD14 never disappoints.

February 02, 2011 3:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trujillo is such a loser. He is coming off so desperate and frustrated in this comment section. He's lost it, rightfully so. Mike will be selling incense on Venice Beach for any future income.

February 02, 2011 8:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Huizar really being investigation?

February 02, 2011 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There was a HUGE LIE posted here by a commenter overnight, that needs to be QUASHED and exposed for the 1000 percent B.S. that it is.

Someone said the LA Times CONFIRMED that Huizar was under investigation by the FBI.

NO, NO, and NO! The L.A. Times reported that MARTINEZ (the "honesty-challeged" opponent of Huizar, with a MILLION axes to grind), told the paper that the FBI had ASKED HIM QUESTIONS about Huizar. And 2 unnamed former employees were also ASKED QUESTIONS.

He didn's even say the FBI had sought HIM out, which means HE could have tried to rat Huizar out.

If I call that cops and say you're urinating in my front yard, and they say for how long, their ASKING ME QUESTIONS about the complaint. Then if they send a car out and the officer ask TWO OTHER NEIGHBORS, "did you see the guy pissing in public", they're ASKING OTHERS QUESTIONS, to decide if it even worth pursuing any further.

Once they drive away, stick their notes in a locker, and do nothing further....


There is no INVESTIGATION (just as Huizar's camp said), and it's just as likely there never WILL be, because they're pretty sure IT NEVER HAPPENED.

THAT'S not an "INVESTIGATION" - thats responding to a complaint. Period. They have to do it. Its done.

But if I want to keep stirring up trouble, like Martinez's camp does, I can go to every other neighbor on the block and say "LAPD asked ME questions" (and never explain why), and mislead them, and pretty sure, everyone on the block has heard the FALSE rumor that my neighbor if UNDER INVESTIGATION for public pissing.

Get it? ELECTION TIME. Lies you can get simple-minded people to believe = votes.

(And there was a ANOTHER huge lie here posted overnight, that the GUY who oftens CAPITALIZES words is M. Trujillo).

It's NOT, it's ME, the SAME GUY who calls Trujillo - TURD-Jillo.

And for ONCE and FOR ALL, children... anyone else here who LIES and PRETENDS they know who any of the ANONYMOUS posters here actually is, belongs in a nut house.

The standard B.S. cowardly response tactic here for years, also enouraged and practiced by Red Snot and Higby, is to try and ignore and discount VERY GOOD arguments aagainst their unfounded, factless posts, by simply saying:

"OH, Trujillo posted that" or "PARKE Skeleton" or "Huizar Staffers."

All lies, all cowardly avoidance of actually addressing the DAMNING content of the rebuttal comments.

February 02, 2011 10:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:57 a.m.

He am be not, youse had been woodhinked.

(Thank you, LAUSD)

February 02, 2011 10:52 AM  

Anonymous g said:


February 02, 2011 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just love the fact that you talk about Parke Skelton like if you are in the same league as he is.

Just think about it - he and SG&A are attached to some of the most successful progressive campaigns that you have seen in this city, this state and even this country. The simple mention of the name "Parke" resonates with just about every political inside that you will encounter.

You on the other hand, live at home with your mom and walk around with what is surely a gut built on fast food and have no significant achievement that can be connected to you other than being a contributor to this blog.

So while Parke and the others who you so love to bash on your blog go about their ways, being successful in their careers and continue to help elect individuals who they believe in, you are stuck on this blog with nothing to show for it.

Congrats! Now go suck on a nut and pretend like you matter.

February 02, 2011 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10.51, you are missing out the part where TWO former Huizar staff members were asked by the FBI about Huizar's bank account(s).

Also you discount that the FB wouldn't CONFIRM or DENY an investigation of Huizar.

And, of course, the head of the D.A's Public Integrity Unit CONFIRMED that an investigation of Huizar is possible.

February 02, 2011 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke has sold himself to the mob...he should be tarred and feathered for bragging about the sleazeballs that he helped put in office.

Progressive campaigns my ass!

February 02, 2011 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RICO offenses under the law, racketeering activity means:

Any violation of state statutes against gambling, murder, kidnapping, extortion, arson, robbery, bribery, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act);
Any act of bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement, fraud, dealing in obscene matter, obstruction of justice, slavery, racketeering, gambling, money laundering, commission of murder-for-hire, and several other offenses covered under the Federal criminal code (Title 18);
Embezzlement of union funds;
Bankruptcy fraud or securities fraud;
Drug trafficking; long-term and elaborate drug networks can also be prosecuted using the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute;
Money laundering and related offenses;
Bringing in, aiding or assisting aliens in illegally entering the country (if the action was for financial gain);
Acts of terrorism.
Pattern of racketeering activity requires at least two acts of racketeering activity, one of which occurred after the effective date of this chapter and the last of which occurred within ten years (excluding any period of imprisonment) after the commission of a prior act of racketeering activity. The U.S. Supreme Court has instructed federal courts to follow the continuity-plus-relationship test in order to determine whether the facts of a specific case give rise to an established pattern. Predicate acts are related if they "have the same or similar purposes, results, participants, victims, or methods of commission, or otherwise are interrelated by distinguishing characteristics and are not isolated events."

Does anything here look familiar to the people of CD14?

February 02, 2011 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You should read more closely, and breathe through your mouth less...

10.51, you are missing out the part where TWO former Huizar staff members were asked by the FBI about Huizar's bank account(s).

NO, I very carefully did NOT miss that part... it's the last line of the 3rd paragraph, and based on the timing, that would have to have been related to the questions asked Rudy (and, see paragraph 5).

(...and, remember, Martinez's own mother is a "former Huizar staff member." That would hardly count as "corroborating source.")

Also you discount that the FB wouldn't CONFIRM or DENY an investigation of Huizar.

Yeah, so what? "No comment" is agency policy. It doesn't mean "wink, wink" we confirm, despite your hopes.

And, of course, the head of the D.A's Public Integrity Unit CONFIRMED that an investigation of Huizar is possible.

An investigation of (the real) Sam Yorty is "possible" and he's been dead for decades. What's your point??

The 5-6 little Red Spotlets here are really scraping the bottom of the barrel this week... a "non" confirmation from the FBI = a confirmation?


February 02, 2011 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's now the backwash, here . . . everyone that beats your guy is "in the mob"?

How droll! How trite! How pedestrian!

The blog has gone "Chicago" itself.

February 02, 2011 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have to agree: Parke Skelton is a particularly nasty version of a veneral disease. There is nothing noble or progressive about the campaigns of Villar, Huizar or many others. These guys are all patsies to the public employee union thugs. Ugly truth... especially in the 14th District.

February 02, 2011 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If when you say progressive, you mean "not tied down by any recognizable ethical standards" then maybe Parke is progressive.

That's why he's so valuable to the mob.

February 02, 2011 5:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton progressive? Elcting a person of color - a minority - is not progressive in and of itself. Alatorre was the head of the NAACP in Socal, Polanco was the labor progressive candidate, Villar has sold out the unions and his community.

Parke and his minions might want to give him a pat on the back but if it wasn't for his intrusion into communities of color, those communities would be way more advanced.

High school drop out rate, home and business ownership and voting participation in these communities of color are the same as when Parke began his "progressive" career by helping us poor disenfranchised community get "leaders" like Antonio, Huizar, and Ludlow elected.

With his big labor money and scorched earth campaign logic, Parke has stymied progressive grass roots leadership in these communities. And in the case of Latinos he has done this by taking well know stereotypes and turning them into slick political brochures.

Antonio comes from a single mother home - bullshit, Tony's mother kicked out his dad and shacked up with another man right away. There was always a man in Antonio's home.

Antonio is a high school drop out - bullshit, getting kicked out of Cathedral high for selling drugs does not equate to being a high school drop out.

In Huizar's case, Parke should do a brochure about the Lazy Mexican, that's a stereotype, make it into a winner Parke because that is the label on Jose.

History will be the judge on Parke legacy. Given the vendidos he has elected, it would be good reading for his blind faith fans.

February 02, 2011 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dalila Sotelo





February 02, 2011 7:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Good Post.

February 02, 2011 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2.29, I did read what you originally wrote...but I think you were hoping I hadn't.

From reading the Times article how did you deduce that Martinez' mother was one of those questioned by the FBI?

From reading the Times article how did you deduce the order in which the FBI agents questioned Martinez and the two unnamed former Huizar staffers?

From reading the Time article and reading that the FBI would neither confirm or deny the investigation, how do you come to the conclusion that "THERE IS NO INVESTIGATION?"

Your skills of deduction remind me of that famous French detective - Inspector Clouseau!

February 02, 2011 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yet Inspector Clouseau always got his man.

February 03, 2011 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

can someone tell me where can I look up where Jose Huizar is underinvestation.

February 03, 2011 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, 7:24, bumbling, clueless and a fairy tale ending. That's the movies for you. Don't expect a fairy tale ending in real life for Huizar.

February 03, 2011 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There have been 3 underdog Grass Roots victories in Latino eastside politcs in the last generation. Underdog being, under funded, under endorsed and under attack.

Gloria Molina did it in 1991 with her supervisor victory over Art Torres though she was outspent 4 to 1. In 1992 Xavier Becerra defeated the Old Boys' candidate Leticia Quuezada to take Ed Roybal's congressional seat though being outspent 3 to 1. (Roybal himself started his political career with an underdog victory in 1948 for city council)

Then there was Nick Pacheco's victory in 1999 which doomed his career because he beat Antonio, Miguel Contreras, Gloria Molina, Richard Polanco and Maria Elena Durazo. Griego is hardly worth mentioning but his bankroll is - outspending Nick 5 to 1.

These were genuine Grass Roots movements and guess what, no Parke Skelton around. Anybody can get the keys to a Cadillac campaign and look good - the talent comes out when you take an underdog to victory. When was the last underdog victory Parke or Trujillo have had - and Chu and Antonio for mayor don't count because money was never an issue.

What these campaigns did have in common - in person and in protege success - was Pat Bond. Pat was the driving force behind Gloria Molina and her Italian motherly instincts made her a mentor to a generation of Latino eastside activists, including Nick Pacheco. One can only dream of what Gloria could have been if Pat didn't succumb to breast cancer.

The organizers of Las Madres, Homeboy Industries (vast majority of credit to Boyle), the East L.A. prison movement, the Vernon toxic incinerator movement among others - all honed their skills under the tutelege of Pat Bond. It is very simple, if there where a Pat Bond still, there would be no Parke Skelton in the eastside.

February 03, 2011 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Huizar I blame Henry.

February 03, 2011 10:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's with all the highlights?

February 03, 2011 9:31 PM  

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