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Monday, February 07, 2011

Source: Jennie Cerreon de Lacey replaces Michael Trujillo as Councilman Jose Huizar's Campaign Manager

Sources tell Mayor Sam that former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Staffer Jennie Cerreon de Lacey has replaced Michael Trujillo as Councilman Jose Huizar's Campaign Manager. Cerreon was also a former staffer during the brief Councilman Villaraigosa era.

Meanwhile on the scribe front, the likes of LA Weekly Editor Jill Stewart and former LA Times Op-Ed Editor Jim Newton add more column inches to the CD 14 dialog.

** Took a while but here is the Times latest on "Duplicate Badgegate". The game changer that was to be is now controversey over.

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 (Martinez) committed a crime," she said.

Scott Johnson in CD 14..

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of COURSE you did, you missed the MAIN LA Times story (and focused on the soft-pedal op-ed that sounds like a rehash of the endorsement screed).

WHY, because THAT Times story -- about the dead hero cop's sister being pissed at LAPD for letting Rudy off scot-free is a DOOZY.

And Rudy has NO response, but to try an schmooze the sister.

OF course, you did, because the Rudy rooters thought the BADGE issue was DEAD.

NOPE, Rudy's campaign is DEAD!

The HEROES stolen legacy LIVES ON.

February 07, 2011 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oddly enough, you fail to link to the new Zahniser article where the sister of the slain officer whose badge Martinez illegally possessed expresses her outrage that the LAPD never pursued criminal charges against Rudy.

So, here it is:


February 07, 2011 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that her on the right?

February 07, 2011 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio Villaraigosa had a famous fling in 1994. Here's a factually accurate comment from the mayorsam blog:

The name of the woman is Martha Reyna. Her name is mentioned here only because she was already mentioned in the Ricardo Torres mailers and in the Times. She is Tony's comadre which means Tony is godfather to one of her four children. In 1994, Tony was contemplating running for office. Pat Bond, Gloria Molina's late consultant and herself a cancer survivor, adviced Tony not to run because cancer affects the whole family, not just the patient. She said she wouldn't do the campaign but Tony soon found Parke Skelton ready and willing to do the deed. Tony, thinking of himself as always, went forward with the campaign.

As if the pressures of the campaign weren't enough, Tony soon starts to have an affair with a long time family friend. Parke would send Tony and Martha out canvassing for votes - only thing is, they weren't canvassing. They were going to a motel in Silver Lake and Bill Mabie and Richard Polanco got wind of this. Parke, fearing that they would send pictures of Martha and Tony at this motel to Corina had Tony's home mail forwarded to the campaign office. While Tony and Martha were out doing their thing, Richard, Martha's husband and Tony's compadre and former state bar study partner was in the campaign office making calls to raise money for his good buddy Tony while Tony was out doing his wife.

Corina, Tony's wife, wasn't too involved in that campaign because she was home recovering from cancer surgery and treatment. She noticed no mail was arriving home and Corina is not a stupid woman, despite always going back to Tony after his little adventures. One day she calls Richard, Judge Richard now, and asks if Martha is home. Richard tells her she is in Palm Springs for a labor convention - she used to work for the Painters Union. Low and behold, Tony is also at the same convention.

Corina and Richard put two and two together and Corina confronts Tony. And you know how she got Tony to confess, she questioned his manhood so Tony coughs everything up - can't question his manhood, you know. This was during election day weekend. On election day, Xavier Becerra is up on stage introducing the victorious Tony and going on about what a good family man Tony is. All the campaign workers and virtually everyone else in the audience knows what has been happening and the snickering grows to a crescendo. Xavier would later confront Tony and gets in his face about what a fool he made of him - they will never be good friends again.

February 07, 2011 11:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was Michael Trujillo Huizar's campaign manager or his consultant? And will Jennie Cerreon de Lacey be campaign manager or another consultant to the campaign?

February 07, 2011 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you mean Jim Newton? LOL.

February 07, 2011 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"There wasn't any evidence that he committed a crime," she said. [Sgt. Mitzi Grasso about Martinez]

Must be driving the Huizar supporters crazy that there wasn't any evidence that he committed a crime.

February 07, 2011 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Rudy's campaign is not dead over the badge issue.

Jose's campaign is not dead over the Trujillo mailer.

The next three weeks will be brutal for both campaigns and the fact that Rudy is still a contender is driving you crazy.

I can smell it all the way up here.

February 07, 2011 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The following questions still remain unanswerd: who gave Rudy the badge? As a voter of the 14 district, a public servant for the last 16 years, and someone who relentlessly aimed at becoming a sworn officer and didn't get hired perhaps because admitted to certain behavioral patterns such as kleptomania.
Please answer the question previous asked and the following questions: did you ever use the badge to establish dominance over anyone; did you ever tell a friend about the badge; did ever show it to a friend? Did you tell anyone you were a special officer with LAPD? Im sure
there are many more questions to be asked, study the
necessary questions and be prepared.
Mr. Martinez, we the people of council district 14 are
hereby holding you to answer the questions.

February 07, 2011 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yeah, well that's one of the funny things about "evidence" . . . and probably why the dead cop's family is pissed.

To find evidence, you kinda have to INVESTIGATE!

(Which LAPD didn't do -- and THAT's why they're pissed).

Get it?

February 08, 2011 1:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You must have studies spelling with Rid Sput.

The word is "Pre-tender" (not "con-tender") although the "con" part seems to fit.

February 08, 2011 1:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trujillo was called the "campaign manager" although I'm sure on the payroll/books that was via a consulting relationship.

And it's CARREON, not Cerreon... (but I think we can assume she'll just be Skelton's gopher).

February 08, 2011 1:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You are a true american and democrat.

You still believe in the politicians.

In my book, they are all pretenders, the only difference is some get elected.

Good luck with whomever becomes your councilman.

February 08, 2011 7:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only diffrence between Jennie and Trujillo is that Mike swallowed. Jennie was married so she had to maintain some loyalty to her husband while earning brownie points from Tony.

February 08, 2011 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And we believe that the badge issue is dead because of Red Spot's selective quotes here???

READ THE STORY yourself, folks, Red S[ot deceives as often as he breathes.

The "duplicate" was the one given to the dead hero's family, not the carried illegally by the live coward.

That's why the family is angry, and THAT's why Rudy wants to MEET with them and get this time bomb defused.

February 08, 2011 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Investigated in the past for falsifying the loss of police badges" . . .

and LAST week, Kalish tapes a testimonial video for RUDY!

February 08, 2011 8:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems like Jennie couildn't keep a secret...

No wonder this guy got along so well with Clinton. If Huizar wasn't a closet puto, he would be doing this also.

February 08, 2011 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Your dismissal of Rudy's badge as the "duplicate" doesn't even jive with the Times story.

"Police voiced strong doubts about that explanation. After the investigation of Martinez was completed in 2005, LAPD brass arranged a small ceremony to turn the errant badge over to Kubly's family.

"Karen Kubly said there would have been no need for such a ceremony if they [the family] had the original all along.

IF RUDY"S was the "duplicate" why then did LAPD feel the need to turn it over to the family, which they "now" convenienlty (when criticized) say had the REAL one all along.

They would have simply destroyed Rudy's -- as a fake.

NAHHH, we ain't buying that.

February 08, 2011 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Typical of Huizar and his camp. Come up with the big lie, get the headline and then disregard the truth to attack the charachter of a good man.

February 08, 2011 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which one of the four drunk skanks in the photo is Jenny? And which one is Tony V?

February 08, 2011 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm hearing the constituents on BOTH SIDES have had it with this race. They are disgusted at how immature and nasty this has gotten. Rudy and Jose need to stop acting like children and get back to the issues. Jose needs to start telling people why he should be re elected and what he's done without lying. Rudy needs to start telling the people what he would do and his vision. Enough already. This is dragging on like two elementary school kids. I'm hearing people are so pissed off they are shedding such an ugly light for CD14 they can't stand either of them anymore

February 08, 2011 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee, if a single Police spokeshole says "no evidence" of a crime (i.e, "we never bothered to investigate"), then Rid Sput gleefully proclaims "controversey (sic) over."

But when Controller and City Attorney say CLARTS spending is okey-dokey, then it's GAME ON!

Conspiracy! Intrigue! Lies!

(OH and before you bother to say your classic rejoinder..."that's not the same thing." I'll stipulate - that's right! The two situations are NOT the same, and here's why!)

COPS aren't the ones who determine if an actual crime has been committed. They're just supposed to INVESTIGATE (or not, in this case), and let the appropriate OTHER authorities determine if something is worthy of prosecution... DA, courts, etc.

With CLARTS, the APPROPRIATE authorities (Controller/City Attorney), said - NO misappropriation/NO CRIME).

Apparently the LAPD spokeshole just single-handedly promoted HERSELF to the role of District Attorney?

Rudy M. sure isn't "Mr. Transparent" - but Reed Spit's motives here SURE ARE.

February 08, 2011 12:51 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 08, 2011 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Don't even try it... Just because things are slipped by a controllers office or a City Attorney does not mean a crime hasn't been committed.

It just means that nobody was watching.

These are the same people that can't seem to verify that Council people actually live in their districts...

I have to assume you know better...staffer

February 08, 2011 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That's always the coward's response...

"You're a staffer!"

Well, I'm not, but you're a putz!


And an idiot. You want people to believe that the ABSENCE of any saying there's a crime (or even if someone says there's NOT one) -- means there IS is a CRIME?

(Because "people miss things.")


Take another drink, hair of the dog, sleep it off.

By the very fact that you're blogging here I know that your nurses and doctors let you out of the looney bin.

Nobody was watching there, either.

February 08, 2011 6:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's really a nasty shame that so many of the Huizar haters can't seem to even treat people that they "think" are city hall workers with an ounce of common courtesy.

I'm absolutely sure I know why people like that can't get anything done with the City.

You can't ride a horse very far if you keep kicking him in the teeth all day long.

People like that deserve to be ignored. You do'a pay THAT much in taxes to expected indentured servitude from people.

February 08, 2011 6:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:08, do you wear glasses that blot out what Huizar supporters write?

And, if Huizar staffers want to be political and help out their boss (as evidenced by Trujillo's email), what do they expect?

if you remember, they were asked to disseminate Trujillo's repugnant email around the district. I haven't heard one disavow themselves from such hatred.

February 08, 2011 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:04 "By the very fact that you're blogging here I know that your nurses and doctors let you out of the looney bin."

By the very fact that you're blogging here........

February 08, 2011 7:40 PM  

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