Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief of Staff, Ana Guerrero, will continue to earn electability chops in Jose Huizar's Council District, much to the chagrin of the incumbent and his supporters. Following her appearance in the Boyle Heights Christmas Parade - which included distributions from an 18 wheeler filled with toys and goodies - Guerrero will stage a special production of Ana Lloyd Weber's "Evita" where she will give a stunning performance of "Don't Cry for Me CD Catorce," at the bandstand at Olvera Street, followed up by Target gift cards raining from the sky.
Much to the chagrin of Blogger Scott Johnson and the community around the Arroyo Seco, the former site of the Southwest Musuem will be rededicated as "Villaraigosa University," with a special degree program in broadcast journalism taught by the ex-Mayor.
Following a special election in the summer of 2014, LA Fire Commissioner and former teacher Jimmie Woods-Gray will pull out a surprise win in the race to replace the late Marguerite LaMotte. Woods-Gray's victory, will deal a severe blow to LA's charter school movement.
Blogger/Writer Joseph Mailander will sign a deal for the movie version of his non-fiction book "Days Change at Night: LA's Decade of Decline." Esai Morales will be signed to play Mayor Villaraigosa and the film will feature a cameo by Randy Quaid as blogger Scott "Red Spot" Johnson.
The storied Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, which spent it's salad days with wins such as blocking a controversial Home Depot store, but in recent years has found itself the subject of questions on finances and it's policies on the homeless issue, will find it's incumbent members facing an electoral challenge in the spring from a coalition assembled by controversial local newspaper publisher David "Doc" DeMulle. The uprising will fail when all realize that Joseph Mailander was right when he said that the community is "18 people arguing with 17 people over 14 microphones and 60,000 that don't care." (Turns out the finals of Dancing With the Stars featuring Chaz Bono and Kim Kardashian is on TV the same night as the elections.)
Former City Controller and failed Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel will jump into the race to succeed termed out LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Once again Greuel will use "Political Consultant/Private Citizen" John Shallman to helm her campaign and once again will lose, this time to former State Senator Sheila James Kuehl, "The Child Start Formerly Referred to as Zelda."
California Republican candidates for the State Assembly will pick up some unexpected wins in various races around the state, it won't be enough to assume control of the lower chamber, but it will take away the Democrats current veto-proof majority, leading to several deals between Republican legislators and Governor Jerry Brown, who will be by the way, re-elected handily.
Former radio talk show host and Mayoral candidate and current President of the Board of Public Works, Kevin James, will announce he is leaving the Republican party and register as "Decline to State." James will then announce his candidacy for the Council District 4 seat being vacated by Tom LaBonge.
County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will announce that he has brokered a deal for an existing NFL football team to move to the LA Coliseum with the 2017-18 season, but the deal will fall apart at the last minute. An expansion team for Los Angeles will eventually be located in a yet to be built stadium outside the city limits.
And finally, on the steps of the State Capitol, just after Thanksgiving, Governor Jerry Brown will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016.
Labels: Ana Guerrero, antonio villaraigosa, Jerry Brown, jimmie woods-gray, joseph mailander, kevin james, lausd, Mark Ridley-Thomas, mayor eric garcetti, scott johnson, sheila kuehl, Southwest Museum, wendy greuel
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Morning Brief on a Costly, Secrative Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
Friday, December 27, 2013
2013 Political Ass Clown Award Nominations ..........
For those longtime Mayor Sam observers, you will notice that our regular Ass Clown "Gorda Boo Boo" Poster Girl, has graciously gone on to bigger and better political offerings as a new member of LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina's staff.
Thus, we proudly present our new Political Ass Clown Poster Duo of former CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes and his "Mini Me" Chief of Staff Jose Gardea, who was last seen going down to defeat against now CD 1 City Councilman Gil "One Bill" Cedillo. We are sure that the past political follies and transgressions of these two, make them worthy of their new gig.
We should also note that this year, with another election cycle just past, that many of our out-going Political Payasos y Payasas are deserving of special recognition. Thus, our Political Ass Clown Award Committee will be working overtime (between swigs from our brown bag wrapped beer of choice), to properly bestow the appropriate, dubious distinction on those nominated. ** Please note that our 2013 Political Ass Clown Awards are bloggin interactive. Your nominations are most welcome---Scott Johnson in CD 14
2013 POLITICAL ASS CLOWN AWARDS NOMINATIONS:
** Saturday Morning Update: From "Rita of Sunland", LAUSD Superintendent John "I QUIT" Deasy.
Coliseum Commission/ USC.
IBEW/ DWP Strongman Brian "The Boss" D'Arcy.
Former State Senator Gloria "The Other Woman" Romero.
LA County Labor Federation "Boss Woman" Maria Elena Durazo.
Former City Controller and losing Mayoral Candidate Wendy "IBEW, PPL, County Federation of Labor, UFLAC, Bill Clinton, DWP, Magic Johnson, Tony Villar and Boss D'Arcy's" Greuel.
"Private Citizen/ Political Consultant" John Shallman.
Michael "MEAT" Trujillo.
New York Mayor Doomberg.
ED Voice's Walmart/ Tea Party's 46th Assembly Candidate Brian Johnson.
CD 13 Carpetbagging Candidate John Choi.
Former CD 2/7 City Councilman Richard AlarCON.
Lush, former Public Works Committee President Andrea AlarCON.
Legacy LA's Lou Calanche.
LA Coliseum Commissioner David "Col Klink" Israel.
The "University of Scandalous Conduct".
DWP/ IBEW Job Training Non-Profits.
The "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street".
...... with regrets, former City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.
Former CD 3 City Councilman and losing City Controller Candidate Dennis/ Denise Zine.
Plastic Bag Ban.
The Astro Turf Burbank Blog.
CD 5 City Councilman Paul "Nanny Spud" Koretz.
Those who have turned "Sunland-Tijuana" into the Homeless Capital of the San Fernando Valley.
Jackie Autry and her arts stealing Autry National Center.
The in-fighting Los Angeles County Republican Party.
The CD 2/ Studio City Patch Sock Puppet.
Former CD 14 Chief of Staff Ana "I am a Latina Candidate (who abused the CLARTS Fund)" Cubas.
Any former Mayor Antonio Villar/ Monica "Gorda Boo Boo" Garcia supported LAUSD School Board Candidate with the last name of Sanchez (they lose despite big expenditures).
Former CD 1 City Councilman Ed and "Mini Ed" Reyes.
State Senator Kevin "Calderon" De Leon.
The Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee.
City Clowncil Central Committee Dictator Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson (and enabling wife Fabian).
Two certain "Los Angeles Public Officials" investigated by the FBI.
Former Building and Safety Inspector Samuel "City-wide Sam" In ( and CD 14 "friend" Gustavo Valdivia).
Developer Rick "Hamlet" Caruso.
New LA City Attorney and Bet Tzedek's Best Friend (along with AB 109 release prisoners), Mike Feuer.
Former Mayor Richard Riordan and his Posse of "Mini-Riordans" (Soboroff and Buetner).
Retiring LA County Board of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Out-going LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria "Molina Boo Boo".
Molina Boo Boo's Charter School of Choice, Academia Semillas del Pueblo.
The lucrative 1 % Charter School Duo of Mr. and Mrs. Mark(os) Aguilar-Ferguson.
** A certain "Los Angeles City Councilman" named as a "money drop" in the State Senator Ron Calderon Affidavit.
** A certain "Los Angeles City Councilman" who sat in a LAPD car for two hours (to sober up?) after rear-ending a former Huntington Park PD Officer on First Street.
** A certain "Los Angeles City Councilman" who allegedly Sexually Harassed his for Deputy Chief of Staff, but admitted to having occasional, "consensual relations" with her.
** denotes the same, certain "Los Angeles City Councilman" (allegedly).
LASTLY, former Failure, Two-term Los Angeles Mayor (and a certain "Los Angeles City Councilman's" Political Papi) Antonio "Tony" Villar.
Your thoughts and nominations appreciated .................
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
A Most Blessed, Bloggin Merry Christmas ....................
Monday, December 23, 2013
A Christmas Campaign Coming Out Event for Ana Guerrero in CD 14?
Friday, December 20, 2013
A Bloggin Announcement .................
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Major Announcement from the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition
Monday, December 09, 2013
FBI to announce Indictments and Arrests in LA County Jail Investigation
As one can visualize, this story is very fluid with Randy Economy of the Los Cerritos News noting the following .........
United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Bill Lewis will be announcing the arrests during the press conference that is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m..
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Mike Parker told HMG-CN that he is referring all media questions to the Los Angeles office of the FBI and that he would not comment on the specifics of the situation.
** LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus gets the award for best pre-press conference report via this missive at the "Weekly of Record" ..........
Federal authorities have indicted 17 current and former members of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department on a range of charges, including obstructing an investigation of abuse in the county jails, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.
More updates later this afternoon.
Your thoughts .................
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Morning Brief on a "likely" Ana Guerrero CD 14 Campaign in 2015 for Monday
Sunday, December 08, 2013
A Mayor Sam Political Parody featuring the LA City Clowncil Central Committee
Friday, December 06, 2013
Distinguish Educator and LAUSD School Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte passes on at the Age of 80
In addition to her accomplishments in improving student performance, she was featured on NBC Nightly News, and other national and local news television programs which focused on the extraordinary scholastic performance and student behavior under her leadership at various secondary schools in Los Angeles.
Your thoughts .............. and prayers to the LaMotte Family.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Morning Briefs on a Chilly Los Angeles Political Machine for Hump Day
** Murals are once again legal in Clowncil Districts 1,9 and of course, 14, on residential properties. We hope that tolerance will reign as a new influx of hip newcomers may take liberties on what suffices for acceptable art work in the hood. Just think how the OGs will handle what currently passes for art in the hipster world.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14