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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

The setting sun on the "LA Antonio Times Era".
Great afternoon to all as the sun gets ready to set on two Los Angeles icons. First, LA Times Columnist Jim Newton raps up his two-part interview of self-musings on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, with the City Terrace native in "humbling attendance" at this Getty House conclave. We would like to remind the mayor's new media guy that shares the DNA of Recreation & Parks Commission President Barry Sanders, to remember not to incorporate self-thoughts  (humble that daddy got me this gig) into your interview prep with the mayor (BTW, humble and Tony Villar is a oxymoron). 
Second, to the editors of the "Old Gray Antonio Sancha on Spring Street" (especially in his fleeting CD 14 and first term era), realize as your thinning fishwrap heads onwards to its pending date with below 400,000 circulation (minus 5,000 per week), mixed with four days a week publication and a closing production plant in three years, these types of "journalistic rescue missions" to keep rejected politicos such as Villar relevant, will only accelerate the demise of an once-proud "newspaper of record".
** LA 90032 native Luis Sanchez has a great column in Carlos Morales "The Voice Newspaper" on the "David vs.Goliath (or Monica Garcia) victory" of Bennett Kayser over Luis Sanchez (Garcia's "mini-me") in the recent LAUSD District 5 School Board Race. No exaggeration here that Kayser's victory was the "Waterloo" of Mayor Villar and allies attempt to firmly control LAUSD.
** In Eagle Rock, Tom Topping of the Boulevard Sentinel provides the eyewitness musing to the SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER that the Friends of the Southwest Museum co-hosted with John Nese of Galco's Market. Political sightings included CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes and NO CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar, 
** On a SERIOUS NOTE, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is warning of a spike in crime as LA County Jails are force to release "non-violent criminals" to make room for state prisoners heading to a county jail near you in California, thanks to a "Ninth Circus Court" ruling on prison overcrowding.
** Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Michael Antonovich has a "conflict of interest" pertaining to his proposed AEG Farmers Field Motion and has withdrawn it pending legal counsel.
** Lastly, we took note that CD 2/7 City Councilman Richard Alarcon's offspring Board of Public Works President Andrea Alarcon was the subject of a LA Times City Hall Beat Writer David Zanhiser profile today which did not go the Phil Willon "Antonio's "center of being route".(would hate to see the Z-man exile to cover the Echo Park crime blotter).
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14  

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Blogger g said:

i don't know if antonivich's wife has much to do with his feelings on aeg, but i happen to feel like he does about them. aeg is being forced down our throats with the idea there is no hidden costs and that the project will create jobs. i do agree that it will create some jobs downtown, but will it help the rest of you. don't hold your breathe. mike is right to be concerned the city council was bought out.

August 31, 2011 3:55 PM  

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