As the Elites of the Los Angeles Political Machine seek "Local Control" over "The Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street (aka LA Times)", the "Northeast LA Monthly of Record (aka Boulevard Sentinel)" undergoes an Ownership Change.
The last issue of the Tom Topping-edited (and owned) Boulevard Sentinel.
Now former Boulevard Sentinel Editor and Publisher Tom Topping and CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, are smiles in celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Northeast LA Monthly of Record.
Longtime Eagle Rock resident and the Founding Editor/ Publisher of the Boulevard Sentinel Monthly Newspaper Tom Topping has sold his Journalistic Creation to local business owner Tim Tritch (of the family-owned Tritch True Value Hardware Store
), as he relocates to Eastern Washington.
Topping in a Farewell Column within the September Issue of the Sentinel
, cited the recent Passing of his Mother and the high cost of maintaining home ownership in the Los Angeles area, as some of the reasons for pulling up his longtime Eagle Rock stakes.
Regular readers of the Sentinel will note that Topping was not afraid to take on the local political bosses since its incarnation back around 1999 when it gave coverage to the then upstart CD 14 City Council Campaign of Nick Pacheco, which defeated South Pasadena's Victor Griego by a couple of hundreds of votes.
CERT Container with Supplies.
** You would think that last week's 8.3 Chile Earthquake and a possible, looming El Nino Winter would have the likes of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and public safety officials, ensuring that all disaster First Responders (paid and volunteer) have the necessary resources in place to handle any contingency. But under the reign of former Assemblyman (and AB-109 Prison Realignment Debacle Co-Author), turned current City Attorney Mike Feuer, the purchase and maintaining of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Containers by the likes of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, has been branded a LIABILITY by his staff. The LBNC response to the absurdity of the City Attorney Feuer's directive was to craft the following letter below to the Mayor, seeking follow through on a promise to place the City Attorney Office in touch with the LBNC, regarding this issue.
Page 1 of LBNC Letter to Mayor Garcetti
Page 2 of LBNC Letter to Mayor Garcetti.
Strange, that address matches the mail listing on City Attorney Feuer's Webpage.
Hopefully, the Second Term-seeking Mayor will not exhibit his 'Inner-Gar-Soft-ee" on this urgent issue of disaster preparedness, after all, every life matters in defending against a natural disaster.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Boulevard Sentinel, CERT Supplies, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, mayor eric garcetti, Tim Tritch, Tom Topping