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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nominations for the 2016 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards

Its time for our year-ending nominations for dubious, nefarious conduct in politics as we near our 2016 incarnation of the Mayor Sam Blog Political Ass Clown Awards.
They're Back!!
** Blogger's Note: Hola to all as we are less than 48 hours away from 2016. While many within the local Political Machine are making themselves ready to celebrate the arrival of another year of Crony Capitalism excesses, mixed with the Special Interest-financed largess of living a Officeholder lifestyle, our undisclosed bloggin Mayor Sam Ass Clown Awards Committee, will be gathering at an undisclosed cyber location to review the nominees for the latest incarnation of former blogger Mayor Frank's creation.  We are proud to bring back our bloggin trio of "Masters of Backroom Harassment Settlements" City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson, his "Political Soul Brother" Jose "Dear Charro/Princeton Graduate" Huizar ........, and the elusive/reclusive Bureau of Sanitation Employee (allegedly) Francine Godoy, as non FPPC-reporting Ass Clown Awards Hosts. We plan on presenting our 2016 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards on Monday, January 4, 2016 .........., but until then, we present our nominees. Enjoy and Happy New Year!!------Scott Johnson.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

HOT Monday Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine

While the Port of Los Angeles-representing Politicos flock to welcome the largest Container Ship ever to berth at the Harbor, the facts are that the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are still in recovery mode after recent work actions.
Photos via David Roberts.
** You can't blame the likes of Mayor Eric Garcetti, CD 15 City Councilman Joe Buscaino and Congresswoman Janice Hahn for flocking dockside at the Port of Los Angeles to welcome the largest Container Ship ever to berth at the Nation's busiest Harbor. The French-based Shipping Company CMA CGM's newest Container Ship "Benjamin Franklin", is a behemoth with its 1,300 ft. length and 180 ft. cross section, that enables a capacity of 18,000 "TEUs" (one TEU equates to a 20 ft shipping container). 
While the berthing of the Benjamin Franklin is hopefully the first of many Ports of Call for the growing fleet of mega Container Ships being built by the world's largest shipping firms, recent train counts via the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, show that since the end of the most recent Labor Job Action in late 2014/early 2015. the amount of daily train traffic is down from 47 (2014) to 39 (2015) per day.
In recent years, both the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have invested Billions of Dollars in upgrading their respective waterfront infrastructures, to accommodate for the arrival of the newest generation of mega Container Ships, by dredging shipping channels and building dockside rail-loading facilities (while secretly rolling-back, promised pollution-cutting requirements) .
For the moment, the twin ports can rejoice in the fact that the Panamanians are having issues with the seals on the new, larger locks for a upgraded Panama Canal, which will enable large Container Ships (but not those of the super size of the Benjamin Franklin), to bypass West Coast Ports. But if the twin ports remain wedded to Labor's 20th Century-rooted dockside practices, the loud horns pronouncing a economic-sustaining Port of Call, may become fleeting.
Infrared Video of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. 
** The video posted above shows the COSTLY ramification of not replacing a safety valve on a certain Porter Ranch area Methane Gas Line. BTW, we are still seeking any semblance of comment from California Governor Jerry Brown as the Daily News notes. But then the female sibling of Governor Moonbeam II might take exception to any comments that cast dispersion on her employer's contribution to supposed, Climate Change-causing CO2 pollution?
USC President Max Nikias (on right) with LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis and local enablers.
Hmm, can you find the safety issues?

** Memo to USC President Max Nikias, can you have your staff recognize the potential safety issues that your Norfolk Street Extension, may have on Hazard Park patrons who use the Historic Handball Courts? But then according to sources, its still a goal to move the courts to another area of the park, away from its decades-long location  Remember, supposed Good Neighbors don't endanger fellow community members.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Have a Bloggin Merry Christmas

We want to wish everyone a Bloggin Merry Christmas 2015
** Blogger's Note: Great Bloggin Christmas to all on this chilly morning. I would be remiss if I did not especially mention our departed friend Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby, who surely extends the same greetings from a better place on this Most Special Day. As we move onward to a New Year now would be the time to share "Bloggin Blessings" to those who have been supportive of this blogger's solitary endeavor of keeping Michael's "Mayor Sam Cyber Creation" alive and growing in its goal of espousing ethical openness and transparency in local governance. From the likes of David Hernandez, Frank Sheftel, Ed Padgett (along with his Lovely Daughter Kristine), Jack Witt, Michael's SADA Co-workers, Elizabeth Espinoza, Lydia Grant, the Mayor Sam Cyber-home of Sunland-Tujunga, Jose at Joselitos ............, and especially Michael's sister Jodie, your support has provided the positive motivation to continue on with Michael's work. Then there are also the likes of Talk Show Host Randy Economy, who gave us access to a larger audience in a partnership (and friendship) that will grow in the New Year. Further, we have those with bloggin monikers, such as a "Scribe of Wit (link here to read his "12 Days of City Hall Christmas")", "John Doe", our alleged "Cyber Boss/Owner", a "retired P.O"., ............, and especially, a "Special Guardian Angel", who's trust, support and friendship over time, has been greatly appreciated-----With respect, Scott Johnson. 
The 2015 City Hall Christmas Tree.


Monday, December 21, 2015

LIVE!! From the LAUSD Crisis Bunker ......., its the "Mexican Oprah".

No one, nothing, not even a Terrorism Hoax that shutter's the Nation's second-largest School District, can keep the larger-than-life persona, that is LAUSD School Board Member Monica Garcia, from a narcissus moment of Day-dreaming Big .........., as the MEXICAN OPRAH.  
The 2013 Inspiration (more like Free Electioneering) for the "Gorda Boo Boo" Moniker. 

** Blogger's Note: Please never accuse us here at Mayor Sam, of not following through on our cyber teases (especially when is comes from the award-winning Randy Economy), for we present below (via Carl Peterson on You Tube) the now bloggin-documented "Mexican Oprah Comment" by LAUSD School Board Member Monica Garcia. 
It would be an understatement to say (or in Monica's voice tone ......, BOOOM!!) that over the bloggin years, the former Chief of Staff to then School Board Member Jose Huizar, and most recently employed by former LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina, has provided us with an ample, cyber fodder of material. 
In 2013, as then School Board President Garcia was seeking re-election, the infamous Billboard pictured above, became the inspiration for her bloggin moniker of "Gorda Boo Boo (which mixed the "Gorda" nickname bestowed by Spanish-speaking parents in Boyle Heights ......., with the Reality TV nickname of Honey Boo Boo)", yet we never thought that that Monica herself, would provide the comedic inspiration for a new nickname. 
But comedic thoughts aside, there are bound to be those who will not find funny, that at the moment the Nation's second-largest School District was seeking to ascertain the veracity of the alleged, terror threat that was responsible for the EXPENSIVE cancellation of classes, a elected representative would be engaging in a narcissus moment of ........, "wanting to be the Mexican Oprah"----Scott Johnson.

Seeking out the MEXICAN OPRAH.

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Monday's Recess Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine

From the Office of Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson ........., We're on our PAID Recess!!
"Mini Amin" Wesson's Appetite for Trouble, is matched by love for PAID Recesses.
** Blogger's Note: While some are enjoying a taxpayer's financed Recess, others are working (such as a certain blogger) which means content will be sporadic during the Christmas/News Years Period. Plus, its that time of year we honor the dubious exploits of those who political thought processes originate from the lower posterior region of the body via our Annual Ass Clown Awards. Check in regularly, especially this Saturday as we announce our 2016 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards Nomination. More letter----Scott Johnson.
Your highly-compensated Clowncil on Recess.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Its Getaway Friday 2015 while Emergency Homeless Shelters are Lacking as EL Nino Nears

Its a Public Sector Getaway Friday 2015 as entities exampled by the Los Angeles City Council Central Committee goes on its annual Christmas/New Year Hiatus ........., while a potential Killer El Nino takes aim on shelter-lacking Homeless Population.  
The meters are running for a Getaway Friday.
Hazard Park Armory.

** Blogger's Note: Its time again for the most anticipated Getaway Friday on the yearly Public Sector Calendar as bureaucrats and politicos switch into slumber/hiatus mode for the Christmas/New Year Holiday Season. For the next two weeks, with many workers, staffers and elected officials taking time away with families, the various offices will operate with skeleton staffs.

But with latest weather forecasts showing a potential, first major El Nino-influenced Storm targeting Southern California for Christmas, first-responders may be beginning an extended period of life-threatening work that is surely to included numerous responses to emergency calls dealing with LA's increased Homeless population.

Many longtime political observers will surely remember the 2004/2005 Record-breaking Rainy Season, where a then, yellow jacket-donning Mayor James Hahn, went from one storm damage location to the next, while being shadowed by challenger Antonio Villar, as they engaged in a form of "Storm Response Politics".

Now ten years later, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council are heading into the Holiday Hiatus without a concrete plan that offers the needed shelter for a vulnerable Homeless Population, just when the much-anticipated El Nino Winter is set to commence.

CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo is to be commended for securing support of his colleagues to reopen the shuttered Bridewell Armory in Highland Park as a emergency shelter, but with thousands of newly-created Homeless (thanks in part to the AB-109 and Prop 47 Legislated Debacles),, creating encampments placed in areas of danger (hillsides and water was), more space is needed.

One location worthy of immediate review is the Hazard Park Armory which currently houses Rec & Parks Staff and the Connected Non-Profit Legacy LA. Located in Councilman Jose Huizar's CD 14, the location, like the Bridewell location, is awaiting much-needed infrastructure rehabilitation (funded in part with a $925,000 allocation via former Supervisor Gloria Molina), but can provided needed space ........., if Councilman Huizar is willing to support a emergency shelter within his Council District----Scott Johnson. 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Please Help The Family of Student Andres Perez of Los Angeles International Charter High School

Staff and Friends of Popular Herman-located Los Angeles International Charter High School Senior Andres Perez, have set up a Go Fund Me Account to help with the Services and Burial of a Great Young Man of Faith, killed in Tuesday's horrific Highland Park Accident.
Andres Perez giving Witness to his Faith.
** Blogger's Note: Its pains me, especially in the last recent months, to keyboard any missive regarding the death of someone connected to myself, either through friendship directly, or via an attachment to a friend. Yesterday's horrific accident in Highland Park that tragiclly claimed the life of a young man, grounded in faith, who was well-centered via a foundation of supportive friends and family, became one of those attachments when I contacted a friend who's child was a classmate and close friend of Andres Perez. Just in my conversations with that confidant (who acts as a quasi Den Mom to the close knit group of students on many occasions) it became readily apparent to myself, the numerous positive attributes (especially rooted in character) that Andres possessed. Simply, Andres is (or was) someone that through his continuing maturation, would of been a pillar of faith that strengthens his surrounding community via good deeds ....... In this moment of great loss, I implore those who can ......, to consider helping the Perez Family (link here to his Go Fund Me Account) in giving this Young Man of Faith a services befitting one our Better Angels of Tomorrow----Scott Johnson.     

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Councilman Cedillo's Motion to use Bridewell Armory as Emergency Homeless Shelter is Approved by Council

CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo takes decisive actions in mitigating the Northeast LA Homeless Issue, including winning support for his (Mayor Sam-inspired) Motion to open immediately the Bridewell Armory as an Emergency Shelter (with some help from CD 14 Councilman Huizar). 
CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo should be proud of his leadership in opening the Bridewell Armory as an Emergency Homeless Shelter.

** Blogger's Note: Let it be documented that on December 16, 2015, CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo took decisive action to mitigate (partly) issues pertaining to the operation and funding (with a kind contribution from CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar) of the Highland Park All Saints Church Homeless Shelter on Monte Vista ........., but further, his City Council Colleagues supported and approved his Motion to order the Recreation and Parks Department to immediately make the Bridewell Armory available as a Emergency Homeless Shelter. From the Office of Councilman Cedillo (with Bridewell Armory Motion posted below). 

We have good news to report. Thanks to our advocacy, LAHSA has agreed to work with our office to approve All Saints Episcopal Church as a winter shelter. After receiving this news, I immediately introduced a motion to place the site on the winter shelter list, securing protections under the shelter crisis. This will allow them to access LAHSA funds and operate through the winter season. It was approved by Council today. I'd like to thank my colleague Councilmember Jose Huizar for graciously donating $20,000 from his discretionary funds to help the shelter continue its work. The City Council also approved a motion I authored, which asks the Department of Recreation and Parks to immediately open the Bridewell Armory as a winter shelter.

CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar.

Councilman Jose Huizar made the following statement regarding his support of the CD 1 located All Saints Shelter.

Voted today to provide $20k in ‪#‎CD14‬ emergency funding immediately to support Recycled Resources for the Homeless important work serving the‪#‎homeless‬ community in ‪#‎NELA‬. I'm happy to support this more than worthy group seeking to address homelessness in our City. (Notice no mention of Bridewell Armory support).

In lieu of today's Councilman Cedillo-led City Council approved, emergency opening of the Bridewell Armory, we call upon Councilman Cedillo and Councilman Huizar, to make portions of the Hazard Park Armory available to house the increased Homeless Population in ......., and around the Hazard Park connected communities of Lincoln Heights, LA-32 and Boyle Heights-----Scott Johnson. 

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A Creditable Morning Brief on the Monica Garcia Media Machine for Wednesday

True Politicos never let a good crisis (or an over reaction to a Hoax) go to waste, but for LAUSD School Board Member Monica Garcia, a Channel Four KNBC Interview (and a hot mic) caught her in a moment of reflection on a desired future as the .........., MEXICAN OPRAH. 
 The Queen of TV Talk Oprah Winfrey .....
..... and the self-proclaimed MEXICAN OPRAH.
** Blogger's Note: LOLOLOLOLOL!! Please pardon the bloggin momentary lost of cyber composure but in the aftermath of yesterday's LAUSD reaction to a Creditable Hoax ......., and the tragic death of Herman's Los Angeles International Charter High School Andres Perez, at a Highland Park intersection, we sure can use a moment (or longer) of humor.
We were tipped off by our KRLA 870 AM Talk Radio Friend Randy Economy, that during yesterday morning's LAUSD Press Conference regarding its decision to shutter all its educational facilities, School Board Member Monica Garcia (aka "Gorda Boo Boo"), was caught in a hot mic moment on the live KNBC Channel Four News Coverage of the Presser, referring to herself as .............., the MEXICAN OPRAH.
As we briefly stray into a alternative future where the MEXICAN OPRAH holds down the lead-in spot to the Novellas on either Univision or Telemundo, we can envision the likes of a former "Failure Mayor" and a certain "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" having regular roles. Plus, there may be a chance for a former "Sancha" to resurrect her "news reader" career.
But momentary, bloggin morning day dreams complete, we return you to our normal commentary in a follow up post-----Scott Johnson.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Creditable Terrorist Threat (whoops hoax) shutters all LAUSD Educational Facilities for Tuesday

The Los Angeles Unified School District takes the drastic step of shuttering all its affiliated educational facilities in response to a Creditable Terrorist Threat email to one (or more) School Board Members.
A "Creditable Break from Finals" for LAUSD.

** Blogger's Note: Dawn rose (again) on the reality that we live in unsafe times ......, and how our elected leaders respond to "creditable threats" are sure to garner intrinsic scrutiny, especially when a half-million children are forced to remain home.
The respective School Districts in New York and Los Angeles, were the recipients of "threats", targeting school facilities within the last 24 hours. But the credibility and ensuing responses resulting from both threats, could not be more different.
In New York, authorities quickly deemed the threat a hoax, with former LAPD Chief, now the city's Police Commissioner Bill Bratton stating the following ......, "These threats are made to promote fear...we can not allow us to raise the levels of fear,"  
But in Los Angeles, LAUSD Superintendent Ruben Cortines, did not delay in ordering a break from the Fall Semester Finals Week, in shuttering all LAUSD affiliated educational facilities for today as campuses conduct safety sweeps.
Surely, as more details emerge on the LAUSD threat, media comparisons on the respective responses to Los Angeles and New York threats will dominate the news coverage ......., but meanwhile the children are still safe, in both LA and New York-----Scott Johnson in CD 14.

11:00 A.M. Update: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti stand behind the decision of Supt. Cortines to shut down all campuses ........, as the media (and Public Official's) scrutiny of his actions commences. 

Noon Hour Updates: ISIS is gleeful over the reaction of the alleged, LAUSD Officials-created "Panic in the American Los Angeles".

Sadly, the closing of LAUSD campus played a indirect role in the tragic death of a Highland Park Los Angeles International Charter School Student, who was in route to class, returning home after classes were canceled, when he was struct and killed by a City Of Los Angeles Street Service Vehicle, at the problematic, Avenue 60 and Figueroa Intersection according to the LA Times.

From the Hermon Community Facebook Page.

Families, friends, students and staff at the award-winning L.A. International Charter High School in HERMON were deeply sadly this morning to hear from L.A. Police that a young man (identified as Andres Perez of Montebello) struck down as a pedestrian near 7:30 a.m. at Figueroa and Avenue 60 was in fact one of the members of the senior class, walking from home near Highland Park to the school's hilltop campus here. Death was reportedly instantaneous, and the driver (*CORRECTING: of a big-rig semi truck) remained at the scene. Family was in transit to the scene when the school was informed at about 8:30 -- based on his student ID. School officers have joined them there. Hermon 's prayers go with the family and his classmates!

So much for NOT politicizing a tragic death. 

Congressman Adam Schiff is calling the email threat directed at LAUSD ......., "some type of hoax".

Evening Update: We have a Dueling Battle of the Chiefs. New York (and former LAPD Chief) Police Commissioner Bill Bratton states that LAUSD over-reacted to the same email hoax. Current LAPD Chief Charlie Beck lashes back at Bratton for mocking the reaction of LAUSD.

Damned the Hoax ........, continue learning ahead!!: When the going gets rough via a Hoax interfering with the process of learning at Boyle Height's Roosevelt High School , well ........, how about a little whining to go with the twitter?

“When you have a savage teacher and she still wants you to complete her final even though there’s no school,” one of her students wrote on Twitter. The student deleted the post, but still re-tweeted more than a half-dozen responses from friends and classmates also slamming the teacher as “crazy.” “We probably dying and s— and she will be like your hands still work there is no excuse,” another wrote, while a third said she was “hating” the teacher. 

Bulldogs .........., and Tigers are laughing at the current state of alleged "Rough Riders".

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Central Basin Water District's "Old Guard" Choreographing Close Door Special Meeting Tuesday to Approve Hugh Payout to Former General Manager Tony Perez

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have learned that the "Calderon Old Guard", Central Basin Water District Directors Duo of Art Chacon and Phil Hawkins, is attempting to "choreograph" a Tuesday Close Door, $750,000 Settlement, for litigious former General Manager Tony Perez, who was Terminated with Cause, in late 2014. 
The Central Basin Water District Headuarters in the City of Commerce.

** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have learned that the remaining "Calderon Old Gaurd Directors" of the Central Basin Water District, Art Chacon and Phil Hawkins, are moving forward in choreographing a Tuesday (12-15-15), Close-door, Special Meeting (agenda posted below) to grant a $750,000 Settlement, to former General Manager Tony Perez, who sued the water agency after his late 2014, Termination with Cause. 
Former Central Basin Water District General Manager Tony Perez.
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

From "Boy Wonder Republican Consultant (with help of Daddy's Money?)" who managed an Upstart Barrister into the One-term incarnation of City Attorney Carman Trutanich (before turning on him), John Thomas has now been relegated to consulting the likes of Central Basin Water District Bad Boy Art Chacon, damned the potential ethical consequences. 
John Thomas with his California Alliance Group Teammates.

** Pardon the bloggin pause .............., but isn't that the former "Boy Wonder Republican Campaign Consultant" John Thomas, standing behind (and to the right) of infamous Southeast LA Political Operative Hector Chacon, his partner in FPPC-sanctioning campaign practices, Paul Fickas ........, and former California Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante?

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Brian Hews/Los Chacon News Journalistic Malpractice Disclaimers for Saturday (12-12-15)

Its time for our weekly review of Journalistic Malpractice via the Commerce/Bell Gardens/Hawaiian Gardens Casinos-financed Keyboard of Publisher/Chief Propagandist (for the Chacon Political Family, allegedly) of the formerly, award-winning Los Cerritos News, now the weakly, "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News".
Publisher/Propagandist Brian Hews, minus Chacon Political Family-financed Tin Foil Hat.

** Blogger's Note: Its a chilly Saturday, December 12, 2015 as we recommence our regular bloggin feature that extrapolates the truth .........., while serving as a Public Disclosure of factually-challenged, "Wanton Missives of Distortions (WMDs)", as we present this week's Edition of "The Brian Hews/Los Chacon News Journalistic Malpractice Disclaimers".
While we cannot broach with definitive background on the ethically-lacking qualities that are prerequisites for crafting the recent numerous WMDs found within the pages of the formerly Los Cerritos News ........, now the merely weakly "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News". We can surmise. based upon the quantity, that more than one mercenary-like Propagandist is required to keyboard the Brian/Chacon Political Family Agenda-driven missives. 
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Playing Payback (and with lives) Politics regarding the Homeless Crisis in Northeast LA?

Are supporters of CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar using the Homeless Issue against CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo, in a game of Payback Politics, while the CD 14-located Bridewell Armory sits vacant after years of empty promises?
CD 14 City Councilman addressing a question regarding the still-vacant, Bridewell Armory during a 2011 Campaign Meet and Greet at the Highland Park Senior Center.
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Under the Bloggin Weather

Please pardon the bloggin interruption as this blogger plays catch up after dealing with slight, contacts-related eye issues. We should be back with content either later today or manana----Scott Johnson

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Mayor Sam Hugo Argumedo Exclusive Part Two: LA County Superior Court Verified Complaint In Quo Warranto against the Sibling of the Chacon Political Family

In Part Two of our Mayor Sam Exclusive, regarding the City of Commerce's Legal Efforts to expel just-reelected City Councilman Hugo Argumedo from holding Public Office, we have obtained the "Verified Complaint In Quo Warranto" recently filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
City of Commerce City Hall.
** Blogger's Note: In Part Two of our Mayor Sam Exclusive, regarding the City of Commerce Legal Efforts to have City Councilman Hugo Argumedo permanently disqualify from holding Public Office, based upon his plea deal/conviction for Obstruction of Justice in 2010. We have obtain the Los Angeles Count Superior Court-filed "Verified Complaint In Quo Warranto", that is the California Attorney General Kamala Harris "Granted" legal remedy/foundation for its efforts to remove the half-sibling of the infamous Southeast LA County Chacon Political Family. Initiated soon after Argumedo was re-elected, following his court-ordered banishment from holding any Public Office, The legal efforts cleared a major procedural hurdle in November when the California Attorney General Kamala Harris "Granted"the required "Leave to Sue In Quo Warranto", which allowed Commerce to move forward in seeking a potentially, precedent-setting legal opinion----Scott Johnson.  
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Monday, December 07, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Attorney General Kamala Harris "Grants" the City of Commerce's "Leave to Sue In Quo Warranto" to expel Hugo Argumedo from City Council

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose the legal ruling via State of California Attorney General Kamala Harris which "grants" the request of the City of Commerce, "leave to sue proposed defendant Hugo Argumedo in quo warranto", to oust him from the public office of city council member on the ground that his previous conviction for obstruction of justice constitutes “malfeasance in office,” and therefore precludes him from serving as a city council member.
Attorney General Kamala Harris

 MORNING UPDATE!!: According to a source, the City of Commerce has filed in Superior Court its "Granted Legal Remedy" to have Hugo Argumedo declared permanently disqualified to hold any public office. If the City of Commerce is successful in its legal action against Argumedo, the ruling will have a ground-breaking impact on past ......., and future political corruption cases----S.J.

** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have been made aware of a legal ruling via California Attorney General Kamala Harris that gives the City of Commerce the right to pursuit the expulsion of just-reelected Officeholder Hugo Argumedo from its City Council.

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HOT Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

In the aftermath of the recent City of Montebello City Council and School Board Elections, the Commerce Casino may need to reevaluate its longtime relationship with the infamous Southeast Los Angeles County Chacon Political Family ........,and its Propaganda Organ, the formerly Los Cerritos News, now the weakly "Brian Hews, Los Chacon News".
Continuous financing of the nefarious Chacon Political Family may soon have unwanted ramifications for the Commerce Casino. 

** For anyone who ventures southbound on the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate Five) from Downtown LA, their travels through the business landscape of Commerce, is momentarily broken up by the elegant decor of the Commerce Casino/Hotel. For residents within the business-friendly enclave, the Casino's contribution to the General Fund (about 40% of yearly operating revenue), equates to a high quality of civic services, investments in infrastructure ........, and for those elected to the Commerce City Council who maintain that relationship, they can count on some contribution love at Election Time.
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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Auditing the Politically-connected Misadventures (including time servicing the Calderons) of an Under-qualified Gil Cedillo Jr.

As a stinging Audit of the Central Basin Water District discloses the "Violation of Hiring Protocols" regarding the selection and compensation of former "Business Development Manager" Gil Cedillo Jr., speculation grows regarding the links between Papi and Mijo Cedillo, to the alleged, Political Corruption of the Calderon Political Family in Southeast Los Angeles County. 
"Papi One Bill and Mijo Gil Cedillo Jr."

** Blogger's Note: For the longtime, discerning observers of Southeast Los Angeles County Politics, the names of the cast of characters, formerly associated with the Central Basin Water District, are synonymous with "Culture of Corruption" that has a pending date with "Federal Justice" come next Spring. 
The Central Basin Water District Office in Commerce.
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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Terrorism and Central Basin Water District Audit are Topics for the 12-5-15 Saturday Edition of the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show

The Saturday 12-5-15 Edition of the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show will feature a segment on the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack .........., and an extensive, in-studio dialog with representatives of the Central Basin Water District, regarding their response to the scathing State of California Audit of its finances, governing and hiring practices.

** Blogger's Note: We are usually pro-active in shilling for our Investigative Journalist, turned Top-rated Weekend Talk Show Host Friend Randy Economy, but we want to STRONGLY encourage our cyber audience to set aside the 8-9 PM Hour this evening to tune in as the former Reporter of Record for the Los Cerritos News (now known as the weakly "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News"), has a GREAT show planned.

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Friday, December 04, 2015

A Open Letter to Councilman Jose Huizar from a Grieving Father

As the Family of Adrian Ernesto Posueloz mourns the loss of a innocent Young Life to another repugnant "Act of Gang-initiated Street Terrorism", a grieving Father awaits a requested audience with CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar  as he calls for additional resources to combat the latest resurgence in Gang-related crimes.
Will the likes of Councilman Huiar, LAPD Captain Martin Baeza and the members of the Hollenbeck CPAB show support for the Family of Adrian Ernesto Posueloz, by requesting additional resources to combat resurgent gang violence? 
** Blogger's Note: While the attention of many is fixated on the horrific premier and aftermath of ISIS-inspired, Radical Islamic Terrorism in San Bernardino, a grieving father of another unintended victim of the "decades-long, gang-initiated, street terrorism", awaits a response to a requested meeting with his elected representative.

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Assemblyman Mike Gatto to forgo 25th State Senate District Campaign

The former Silver Lake, "Stay at Home Infant Assemblyman", now termed-out Assemblyman "Slobo Mike" Gatto, announces his intentions to forgo contentious 25th State Senate District Campaign against former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and LA County Board of Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
The former "Infant Assemblyman"
 ** Blogger's Note: Its with profound sadness, via sources and the Sacramento Bee, that the former "Investigated Stay at Home Infant Assemblyman Lil Mikey", now grown into nearly, termed-out Assemblyman "Slobo Mike" Gatto, has announced that he will forgo his Campaign for the vacant 25th State Senate District Seat. Assemblyman Gatto is quoted by the Bee as sighting family concerns and the unsolved murder investigation of his father as primary reasons for dropping out of challenging Democratic rival Anthony Portantino and Republican Mike Antonovich for the Seat currently held by Carol Liu. But according to a reliable source, another possible reason for "Slobo Mikey" withdrawing from the contentious contest, was a poll that showed him performing poorly. "Slobo Mikey's" poor poll showing, can be attributed to his strained relationship with the Armenian Community as exampled by the recent "replay" of the 43rd Assembly District Democratic Delegate Elections, that saw a major victory for Anthony Portantino-supporting delegates----Scott Johnson. 

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article47590820.html#storylink=cpy
Now termed-out Assemblyman "Slobo Mike" Gatto.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A "David (Highland Park Community) vs Goliath (McCormick, Barron and Salazar Developer)" Court Victory

** Blogger's Note: Former Mayor Sam Blogger Solomon "Antonio Watch" Wolfson (who we hope is well), wrote the following below in 2008, about the proposed "Highland Park Transit Village"
A few miles down the Arroyo, the Highland Park Transit Village is coming. A four story, multi-block, all-but-certainty, residents are told. Minor details yet to be worked out include: a) what it will look like, b) whether or not it will include retail, and c) whether or not it will supplant all existing public parking spacesand provide adequate parking for the new residential units. Oh—and, what will become of the “market-priced” units when the market fails to deliver. One thing is certain: 75% “affordable” means developers Kevin McCormack, Richard Baron, and Tony Salazar will sleep soundly—far from Avenue 56 and Figueroa.
In late 2015, despite the efforts of current CD 1 City Councilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", his predecessor Ed "Density" Reyes, along with the then local Southwest Society Insiders Cabal, featuring the likes of Carol Jacquez, Pat Griffin and Jenny Krusoe, the community altering (adversely according to some) trio of McCormack, Barron and Salazar, will be mulling the legal costs (both past and future), as they ponder their "Goliath Legal Beatdown" by the "David-like Friends of Highland Park".   
The connected Developer, which is synonymous for the Density Housing, espoused by the likes of former CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes and CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, will likely join with the City of Los Angeles, in appealing the decision, that would force them to restart the approval process (which includes a new EIR). 
In lieu of a potential appeal to the California Supreme Court, the victorious "Friends of Highland Park" and its Legal Counsel Dean Walraff, will host a 2 P.M. Press Conference today (view Press Release below), which include details on the court decision's impact on the Highland Park Community and city wide-----Scott Johnson.   
Page 1 of Friends of Highland Park Press Release.

Page 2 of Friends of Highland Park Press Release.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Councilman Cedillo against Privately-financed Homeless Shelter in Highland Park Church

As the nights become chilly and a El Nino-influenced Winter nears, Mayor Sam has learned that CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo is opposing a Faith-Based Group-financed Homeless Shelter at the All Saints Church, located at Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Way in Highland Park.       
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have learned that a Faith Based Group-financed 30 Bed Homeless Shelter at the Highland Park All Saints Church (locate at Avenue 56 and Monte Vista) is facing opposition from CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo. Zoning issues are the alleged reason for the Councilman's opposition. If true, Cedillo's would contradict recent Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council pronouncements which advocate for decisive action in combating LA's growing Homeless Issues. According to our source, the 30 Bed Shelter, which is being funded via a grant from a West LA Faith Base Group, is set open at 4 PM today. The timing of the opening coincides with growing concerns about the proliferation of Homeless Encampments within Flood Control Washes across the city. In recent months, LAPD and various city department have undertaken sweeps along the Arroyo Seco to deal with this situation. Considering that this response from the Faith Based Community is being privately-financed, the actions of the CD 1 City Councilman merit further vetting----Scott Johnson.  
The All Saints Church location in Highland Park.

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