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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Is Herb Wesson losing "Grip on Power" within the Los Angeles City Council?

As the reeling Joe Bray-Ali CD-1 City Council Campaign continues its forlorn quest for contrition, its defiance of a City Council President Herb Wesson-led "Call to Withdraw" from the May Runoff Election, is exposing "cracks of disunity" within the normally UNIFIED City Council.  
"The Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee".
** Blogger's Notes: Never underestimate the CAUSE and EFFECT your personal actions (both past and present) can have on those around you ............, especially if you are a very Mortal and Fallible Candidate for Public Office, as witnessed by CD-1 Runoff Candidate Joe Bray-Ali. 
On this "Seventh Day (Sunday)" as we keyboard this missive, the much-repudiated CD-1 May Runoff Challenger against Incumbent City Councilman Gil Cedillo, has not cried NO MAS, despite a Team Cedillo Onslaught, which exposed his past Controversial Cyber Commentary ........... and prompted a soul-wrenching, "Act of Bearing Self Witness"  to past personal transgressions in a effort to show GENUINE contrition for his outed failings of character.
Yet while ramifications of Candidate Bray-Ali's Controversial Past Cyber Commentaries (mixed with his personal confessions), has adversely affected his Campaign, one under-reported CAUSE and EFFECT of the Bray-Ali Campaign Implosion, is the exposure of apparent DISUNITY among the LA City Council ............, and a losing, "Grip on Power" by its presiding leader Herb Wesson.
There was once a time when the MERE ACT of not attending a meeting where the diminutive former State Assembly Speaker became the "Mini Amin Dictator of the City Clowncil Central Committee", was cause for revocation of Committee Chair Assignments (think Jan Perry and Bernard Parks).
That stated, it should been a GIVEN that the City Council President would of had unanimous support from fellow Central Committee Comrades for his Statement that requested Joe Bray-Ali withdraw from the May Runoff Election, but five members, Paul Koretz, Bob Blumefield, David Ryu, Curren Price .........., and JOSE HUIZAR did not sign on to the Statement.
We should note that CD-13 City Councilman Mitch O'Farell, who had earlier taken the rare occasion to ENDORSE the challenger Candidate Bray-Ali against Incumbent Colleague Cedillo, pulled back his support, leaving the five listed above to face scrutiny for their respective silence. 
But of further interest to discerning political observers, should be how Council President Wesson chooses to deal with those among his colleagues who declined to support the Statement directed at Candidate Bray-Ali ..........., especially his supposed CD-14 "Political Soul Brother".
As Candidate Bray-Ali continue to defies the likes of Council President Wesson's Statement to Withdraw, Wesson himself will come under further scrutiny if he DOES NOT condemn those who have remain SILENT in repudiating the past comments of Cedillo's Challenger ............., especially Jose Huizar and reduce his "Statement of Withdraw/Repudiation" to a hypocritical "Act of Political Posturing"-----Scott Johnson.
Will LA City Council President Herb Wesson weaken his Grip on Power by not condemning those who remain SILENT regarding CD-1 City Council Runoff Candidate Controversial Cyber Comments ..........., especially Jose Huizar?
Can Joe Bray-Ali find Contrition among the CD-1 Electorate?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bray-Ali Gets "EMANUELED (Again)" by Team Cedillo

The CD-1 City Council Campaign of Joe Bray-Ali gets "EMANUELED, (again)" as opposition research of his Social Media/Blog Commentary by Team Cedillo, discloses Controversial Musings, which are being STRONGLY condemned and have resulted in the rescinding of the influential, East Area Progressive Democrats Endorsement.  
The PATH to Political Office for Joe Bray-Ali is questionable in lieu of the latest ATTACKS by Team Cedillo.
** Blogger's Notes: A quick bloggin flashback to 2009 when then State Senator Gil Cedillo was seeking to become "Congressman One Bill Gil", in a predominant Latino District being vacated by former President Obama Labor Secretary (NOW LA County Board of Supervisor) Hilda Solis. 
A young Stanford University Graduate by the name Emanuel Pleitez who had entered the race (along with NOW Congresswoman Judy Chu), was doing an EFFECTED JOB in drawing away Latino support from the former terminated SEIU 660 Leader ........, which resulted in Team Cedillo launching a repudiated and racially-tinged SMEAR of him (and friends), utilizing photos from his Facebook Page (see photos of the Attack Mailers below).  
Eight years later, NOW re-electing-seeking CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo is faced with another serious challenge from a young, aspiring Officeholder ........., and what tactic does Team Cedillo resort to attack Bray-Ali? They go "EMANUEL, again", but this time, with POTENT effectiveness using Bray-Ali's own Controversial Cyber Commentary.  
The FALLOUT from the disclosure of Bray-Ali's Cyber Ramblings has resulted in CD-13 City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell and the influential East Side Progressive Democrats, pulling their respective Endorsements of the now "Challenger in Peril"
From s Councilman O'Farrell Statement.

“I am deeply disappointed by his highly insensitive comments in online forums that breed hate and dehumanize already marginalized communities,” O’Farrell said in a statement. “People that I love and care about are hurt by these comments. There is no place for this type of speech anywhere, especially in the City of Angels.” 

It should be noted that current member of Cedillo's Campaign Team, the infamous Mario Beltran made the following comment in 2012, attacking NOW Assemblywoman Christina Garcia after her victory over Tom Calderon.

Garcia the 33 year old that for the first time in her life became a Democrat last year and lied to the democratic voteres that she's been a democrat all her life!!! The DUI convict that makes bad decissions and put other at risk. The Garcia that's a lesbian and "only needs the votes of the woman" the Garcia that devided a community (Bell) and took over a city because it's her way or the highway! 

The difference here is that Joe-Bray-Ali is the Candidate seeking Contrition ..........., while Beltran is a willing tool, deemed Redeemable by the Political Establishment----Scott Johnson                             
In 2009, the then Cedillo for Congress Campaign used photos and comments from Challenger Emanuel Pleitez's Social Media Accounts to ATTACK the Character of the later 2013 Mayoral Candidate.
NEVER underestimate the level Career Politico Gil Cedillo will lower himself to remain on the Public Payroll, in using other's controversial Social Media Commentary ......., to mask his own political failures.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A SPECIAL CD-1 Campaign Announcement from President Donald Trump (Tongue in Cheek)

We pause from our normal bloggin coverage ........., to share this SPECIAL CD-1 EXECUTIVE ORDER from President Donald Trump ;) ;)----S.J.
LA Developer Geoff Palmer (and Gil Cedillo), are LUCKY to have a friend in the White House.

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Another "Big Oil Monica Campaign Video Moment" ........, funded in part by Chevron

CAUGHT!! Big Oil Monica goes full MENTIROSA (Liar) in denying Chevron Donation to her CD-7 City Council Campaign----S.J.

Oooops!! Lady M Rod did it again!!
Chevron PROUDLY continues its support of BIG OIL MONICA.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

HOT Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

New York Hedge Fund Advisor and Philanthropist Aaron Sosnick has made a possible, Campaign-changing $225.000 in contributions to the "Comunidades para Joe Bray-Ali Independent Expenditure Committee", in support of the May Runoff Challenger against embattled CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo. 
New York Hedge Fund Advisor and local Philanthropist Aaron Sosnick from his My Space Page.
** Inquisitive, local political observers should find of interest the background of low profile New York Hedge Fund Advisor and Philanthropist Aaron Sosnick, who is bankrolling the "Comunidades para Joe Bray-Ali IE Committee" with $225,000 in contributions (as of today). 

Sosnick's philanthropy involves a number of outfits in the Los Angeles community that work in issues of transportation, civic space, and the environment. Recent grantees include Friends of Griffith Park, Friends of the Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition, an "advocacy organization working to improve the bicycling environment and the local quality of life," Southern California Streets Initiative, and Longbeachize an outfit founded by Long Beach State students to "promote biking as an ecologically health conscious and invigorating alternative to local commuting."  In 2014, a $400,000 grant went to Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles.

Its obvious that despite the Cedillo Campaign's vile attempt to brand Joe Bray-Ali as a Racist, the Sunday Vote of the "Feel the Bern Democratic Club of LA", along with the Re-endorsement of the LA Times .........., and  now the IE support of Aaron Sosnick, bids well for those seeking a better CD-1 under NEW leadership.

** This is a GREAT example how to fight back against purveyors of Political Agenda-driven FAKE NEWS/Propaganda ........., as practice by infamous Propagandist Brian Hews (pictured below) of the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News (formerly the Los Cerritos News)".
The Namesake Chief Propagandist/Publisher of the "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News". 

A director of the water district serving most of southeast Los Angeles County is suing a Cerritos-based newspaper for libel over an article published in June 2016 accusing her and a Montebello councilwoman (Vanessa Delgado is also suing) of attempting to extort campaign contributions from a housing developer who wanted to purchase recycled water. Leticia Vasquez of the Central Basin Municipal Water District is seeking an unspecified amount of money from Hews Media Group, which publishes the Los Cerritos Community News and the La Mirada Lamplighter, among other newspapers and websites.

Hahahahahahaha!! It was only a matter of time before "Propagandist Brian" got himself in DEEP DOOKIE, again. FYI, since Brian will be in SERIOUS need of legal funds, we are prepping a "Brian Hews/Los Chacon News Journalistic Malpractice Disclaimer Special Report" which will present an ingenious option for infamous Chacon Political Family's DISINFORMER of Choice to support a NEEDED, future Legal Defense Fund (not financed at all by ads from Montebello Unified School District and other Public Entities).

** With absolutely NO APOLOGIES to the "Muckraking Three of Sunland-Tujunga (Arnie, Sonia and Eve)", we want to commend the LA Times Editorial Board for keyboarding its excellent points why to Elect Karo Torossian .........., the NEXT CD-7 City Councilman.
CD-7 City Council Candidate Karo Torossian and Endorser LAUSD School Board Member Monica Ratliff. 
Torossian is the planning deputy for Councilman Paul Krekorian, and he’s an expert in development and land-use issues. As a staff member, he has developed a reputation for being a good listener, a consensus-builder and a policy wonk committed to finding solutions.

........, but ended by stating ............,

Voters have a hard choice between two strong candidates. In this case, The Times favors Rodriquez, the candidate who has spent two decades preparing for the job ..........., and was being PAID TO CAMPAIGN, allegedly.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Special Message for Progressive Bernie Sanders Supporters in CD-1 ......., and Beyond

Racism is the LAST REFUGE for Political Scoundrels such as embattled CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo, who seeks to hide his BETRAYAL of Progressive Leader Bernie Sanders, via his CLOSE DOOR MEETING (and taking of Campaign Money) with President Donald Trump MEGA DONOR (and Downtown LA Developer) Geoff Palmer ....... on the DAY BEFORE last June's California Primary (6-6-16).
We BARE TRUE WITNESS to Gil Cedillo's BETRAYAL of the Progressive Bernie Sanders Revolution ......., on June 6, 2016
** Blogger's Notes: Memo to the numerous, proud Progressive Supporters of Bernie Sanders in Council District One (CD-1) and beyond ............., you have a "Vendido Fifth Columnist" within your ranks of supposed loyal Brothers and Sisters. On June 6, 2016, while many of you were engaging in campaigning against the CORRUPT, Wife of Bill Clinton Democratic Machine, CD-1 City Councilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" was inflicting a "BURN OF BETRAYAL" to the Progressive Cause ........, by meeting with (and taking Campaign Money from), NOW President Donald Trump MEGA DONOR, Downtown LA Developer Geoff Palmer. The "Yes on Measure S Campaign" released the Report documenting the Cedillo/Palmer Meeting as part of a DETAIL expose on City Hall enabling of Mega Developments within the City of Los Angeles (despite repeated STONEWALLING of California Public Records Act requests by various Public Officials ......., including Councilman Cedillo). Progressive Voters in CD-1 should STRONGLY consider why the Cedillo Campaign has resorted to repugnant, racially-tinged personal attacks against May Runoff Challenger Joe Bray-Ali which may have to do with seeking (unsuccessfully) to hide his betrayal of Progressive Values (as documented below) and most paramount .........., to CD-1 Constituents----Scott Johnson. 
From the "Yes on Measure S Campaign Report" that outed CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo's Meeting with Trump MEGA DONOR Geoff Palmer ......., on the DAY BEFORE the California Democratic Primary.
Page 2 of "Yes on Measure S Campaign Report" outing Gil Cedillo's Meeting with Geoff Palmer.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ask A Blogger: Did OC Weekly's Gustavo Arrellano Keyboard the CLASSIC Retort against Petty Political Attacks (by the "Broken Deal Cedillo Campaign")?

A factually-challenged LA Times Report (via an alleged EDITED Copy of an OC Weekly "Ask A Mexican Video") of a supposed, racially-insensitive comment by CD 1 City Council Runoff Candidate Joe Bray-Ali (in 2008) ..........., is the apparent motivation for a CLASSIC Retort by the respected OC Weekly's Editor Gustavo Arellano, regarding the latest racially-tinged Personal Attack by the Gil Cedillo Campaign.

Special Note to LA Times Reporter Dakota Smith and Editors ......... BIG DIFFERENCE between 13 and 97 seconds (1:37), regarding the "Ask A Mexican Video", featuring Joe Bray-Ali's, NOW infamous "Car Horn/Door Bell Question". 
"Broken Deal Cedillo" is pondering Political Sanctuary Options after his latest racially-tinged Personal Attack against Joe Bray-Ali ........,is denounced by OC Weekly Editor Gustavo "Ask A Mexican" Arellano. 
** Blogger's Notes: We keyboard this observation yesterday regarding CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo Re-election Campaign .........., Its only Hump Day Wednesday before Noon and for the increasingly reviled CD1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo Re-election Campaign, the week following Easter is trending in a downward spiral with no apparent bottom ........, and today, it has exited the Earth via the South Pole.
Bluntly, Team Cedillo knows NO SHAME as its latest attempt to smear Runoff Challenger Joe Bray-Ali as a lying, gentrifying, racist, former Republican .........., BACKFIRED big time (with help of a factually-challenged LA Times Report), as a NOW repudiated Personal Attack, was no match for a CLASSIC RETORT via "Ask A Mexican Feature Creator (and current OC Weekly Editor) Gusatvo Arellano. 
FIRST,  Arellano's SURPRISE reaction to one of his "Ask A Mexican VIdeo" becoming the subject of the latest Petty Personal Attack in the CD 1 Runoff Campaign.

So imagine my surprise this morning when radio legend Tom Leykis tagged me on Facebook with a "Now look what you did!" and a link to a Los Angeles Times article that appeared last night. It appears that one Joe Bray-Ali, who's running against legendary Chicano politician (and current Los Angeles City Council District 1 representative Gil Cedillo), has apologized because he submitted a question to my YouTube ¡Ask a Mexican! in 2008. Then, he asked why Mexicans like to use car horns as doorbells. Bray-Ali's problem, at the time, was that they woke up his baby daughter, which he used as a prop in the video to score cheap sympathy points with me (it didn't work). Roll the tape (posted above)! Man, I miss that flowery shirt..

FURTHER ............, 

Cedillo's team—caught by surprise that they couldn't get Gil a win in the primary, and who now must actually work to ensure he wins the upcoming runoff—sent a version (an edited 13 seconds copy according to the LA Times Dakota Smith) of the video to reporters after a supporter yelled at Bray-Ali "Go back to India!" during a debate earlier this week. “Joe apologizes,” a Bray-Ali spokesperson told Times reporter Dakota Smith. “He says the comment was stupid and it’s amazing how social media can remind of the mistakes of youth. This was nine years ago.


On Facebook, Cedillo's supporters (including the likes of USC's David Galaviz Martha Escutia and other assorted Race-mongers) are trying to use Bray-Ali's question as proof he's racist, ridiculing his spokesperson's assertion to the Times that George Lopez has made jokes about Mexicans as car horns. Bray-Ali, for his part, told one of my pals on Facebook that the reason he did the video way back when was because he's a fan of mine, but "Sucks I had an urge to make a video like this." 

Team Cedillo must be HATING, being in the Target Zone.
Fuck Smith for not doing her research and realizing that Bray-Ali's question was directed at me—that dramatically changes the dynamics of the story. Fuck Cedillo's team for responding to a racial taunt by one of his supporters by sending reporters the question to turn the tables on Bray-Ali (Cedillo, for his part, denounced the nastiness, although one of his fans is now leaving anti-Indian comments on my clip). Fuck Cedillo's supporters for not allowing Bray-Ali to ask a legitimate question about Mexicans to a column set up for that. Fuck any Cedillo supporters who think the very act of engaging with ¡Ask a Mexican! is racistGil sure didn't think so when he was a member of the Latino Legislative Caucus in 2008 when they awarded me with a Latino Spirit Award for what they said was my "exceptional vision, creativity, and work ethic."

BUT TO BE OBJECTIVE ............,  

Fuck Bray-Ali's supporters for trying to drag in former state senator Martha Escutia (we respectfully disagree) into the "Go back to India!" debacle. Fuck Bray-Ali's brother for sending me a Facebook message that got sent to that filtered folder bullshit—my email's pretty easy to find, bruh. Fuck Bray-Ali for apologizing and taking back his question—implies what you did was wrong, which it wasn't. With fans like you, who needs enemies?


Everyone involved: don't use my column for your pathetic needs. Take a deep breath, and concentrate on issues that matter in District 1, like housing affordability and the fact that gentrified* Highland Park is overrated 


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Morning Briefs on the Broken Deal Cedillo Corruption Machine for Wednesday

In lieu of the latest Racially-ting Attack ("Go back to India") directed at CD-1 City Council Candidate Joe Bray-Ali via an alleged Councilman Gil Cedillo Supporter, the Mayor Sam Blog presents a Bloggin Deconstructing of the CD 1 Career Politico's Hypocrisy and numerous Betrayals of the Community Trust. 
F%$#!! Our racially-ting, factually-lacking and Developers-financed Campaign exposed (again).
** Blogger's Notes: Its only Hump Day Wednesday before Noon and for the increasingly reviled CD1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo Re-election Campaign, the week following Easter is trending in a downward spiral with no apparent bottom.
First, surrogates of the Cedillo Campaign pushed a supposed expose on a "law-breaking, backroom deal (pictured below)" between Runoff Challenger Joe Bray-Ali and former Candidate Jesse Rosas that outlines conditions for Rosas Runoff Endorsement of Bray-Ali. 
"The Contract with Northeast LA CD-1 Constituents"
For a FLEETING MOMENT, we thought that the CD-1 Incumbent had converted to the "Political Religion of Openness and Transparency (NAUGHT!!)".But in reviewing what we have coined the SIGNED, "Contract with Northeast LA, CD-1 Constituents", this is a non controversy ..........., unlike the excerpt from the FBI Affidavit pertaining to a proposed "STAE JOB FOR SUPPORT BACKROOM DEAL" between "El State Senate Presidente Pro Tempore K. Alexander Leon the First" and Indicted/Convicted, former State Senator (and BOSS of Gil Cedillo Jr., more later) Ron Calderon (pictured below for your review). Can you say HYPOCRISY??
BIG HUG for Cedillo from Indicted/Convicted former State Senator Ron Calderon who NEVER benefited from a proposed "State Job for Support Deal" as noted tn the above excerpt from a FBI Affidavit.
Second, the racially-ting campaign rhetoric via the Cedillo Campaign was exposed again at a ROWDY Campaign Debate in Pico Union on Monday Night, as reported by KPCC.

Although the evening focused on housing issues, a jarring moment brought a loud crowd reaction when a member of the audience shouted at Bray-Ali to "go back to India.".

Its no secret that the audiences at CD 1 Candidate Forums/Debates have been UBER exuberant in expressing their support for the candidate of choice, but in recent weeks since the March Election, the racially-tinged attacks against Challenger Bray-Ali have become more pronounced.

Third, former LA Weekly Political Writer Patrick Range McDonald EXPOSED Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council (including "Broken Deal Cedillo") for REDIRECTING FUNDS from Measure HHH which was to EXCLUSIVELY FUND Homeless Housing.

But only weeks after Measure HHH was approved on November 8, the betrayal of the homeless — and LA voters — was well underway at the hands of Garcetti, the City Council (including "Broken Deal Cedillo"), and the City Administrative Officer. In December 2016, the City Council approved the final details of the AHOS program, which was organized by the City Administrative Officer with much input from the City Council and mayor. It had turned into something startlingly different from what City Hall politicians had been promising — and what the LA Times had been describing. The City Administrative Officer recommended, and the City Council approved, an AHOS program that now offered “affordable multifamily housing,” “mixed-income housing,” “affordable homeownership,” “innovative methods of housing,” and, finally, “permanent supportive housing” for the homeless.

We previously noted how "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Cedillo" LIED to the Lincoln Heights Community ..........., only to be OUTED for fronting a October, 2016 Press Conference denouncing the alleged ramifications of the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative/Measure S Passage on Measure HHH Homeless Developments.
  "Broken Deal Cedillo's" Infamous Lincoln Heights Parking Lot Press Conference in October, 2016.

But instead, the reality is ............,

City officials are currently sorting through the proposals for projects that will make up the AHOS program. With complete certainty, permanent supportive housing will not be built at every city-owned property — five sites in Lincoln Heights, which is represented by Councilman Gil Cedillo, have already been designated for “mixed-income” housing. As a result, the city’s use of Measure HHH money for the AHOS program will not go entirely to homeless housing, and homeless men, women, and children will not receive the full amount of housing and services that Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council had promised. Instead, an affluent professional, the only person who can afford market-rate housing in L.A., may land a nice pad on city-owned property in increasingly gentrified Lincoln Heights or near the beach on the Westside. It’s the very definition of a scandal.

........., meriting in NAUGHT granting "Broken Deal Cedillo" a Second Term----Scott Johnson.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

What's Bloggin Trending for Post-Easter Monday?

As the CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo Re-election Campaign continues its repugnant Racial Identity Attacks, targeting May Runoff Challenger Joe Bray-Ali, the LA Times exposes "Broken Deal Cedillo's" PAID CAMPAIGN STAFF (including the infamous Mario Beltran) links to a QUESTIONABLE City of Huntington Park Transit Contract. 
Will Mario Beltran's latest Political Dealings become a MAJOR ISSUE hindering CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo's Re-election Campaign (it should)?
** Blogger's Notes: Racism is the LAST Recourse of Political Scoundrels ........., just ask the CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo Campaign. 
With the May Runoff Elections four weeks away tomorrow, the assorted cast of Political Scoundrels (think Nativo Lopez, Mario Beltran, Jhonny P. of H.P. Victory Outreach among others) that comprise "Team Cedillo", is making news (again) for not only their racially-tinged campaign rhetoric ............, but for their recent "Political Dealings (as reported upon by Mayor Sam in 2015)" in Huntington Park as reported in the LA Times yesterday.

The Huntington Park City Council was faced with a crisis. Its longtime provider of bus service abruptly announced it was getting out of the business two years ago, and the city had 30 days to find a new operator. Without seeking competitive bids, the city contracted with Metro Transit Services. The company hired as its general manager Mario Beltran, a political consultant who worked for a campaign committee that promoted the three new council members (including CURRENT Cedillo "Campaign Consultant" Jhonny Pineda), campaign finance records show. The deal with Metro paid the company a 46% higher rate for the same service the old bus operator provided, according to city records.

Both Beltran and Pineda have been compensated $10,000 dollars-plus for their work with Team Cedillo, along with Convicted Felon Larry "Nativo" Lopez, who has apparently created a new "Swept Off Instead LLC", that specializes in "Voter Registration".

** Mayor Sam Exclusive: Did the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee VIOLATE the Brown Act on April 12, 2017? Just ask its Chairperson Mario Murrufo, pictured below.
 LHNC Land Use Chairperson Mario Murrufo.
Memo to LHNC Land Use Chairperson Mario Murrufo, its READILY apparent that last week's Committee Meeting has some legal issues, judging from the email chain below .......... and does Wendy's Torta accommodate "Americans with Disabilities"? More later .......... Scott Johnson.

From: Mario Marrufo <mariomarrufo@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Meeting Agenda 4-12-17
To: SSilvera <sesilvera@yahoo.com>
Cc: Ken Yoon <ken.lhnc@gmail.com>, "Sevin (Martha) Riley" <ahtramyelir@gmail.com>, benny wood <tigerblood4@gmail.com>, David Myers <David4lincolnheights@gmail.com>, "Armida (AOL)" <AMarrufoX3@aol.com>

Yes there is. 6:00pm Wendy's Tortas on the corner of Main St and Daly St

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:38 PM, SSilvera <sesilvera@yahoo.com> wrote:

Is there a meeting tonight or not?  Does anyone know? If so, where???


On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:12:34 AM PDT, Ken Yoon <ken.lhnc@gmail.com> wrote:
Mario and Sevin

I just noticed this email in my in-box. Really sorry for the delay. It’s too late to do a special. I’m not sure what to do at this point.


Kennneth Yoon
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council

Its NOT too late to say BROWN ACT VIOLATION Mario.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Remembering Michael Higby ......

On the Second Anniversary of the Passing of Michael Higby ........... we remember a Dear Friend taken too soon.
Missing You Mayor Sam.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On Spring Break Assignment ......

With LAUSD on Spring Break, this Blogger's other Professional/Work Obligations are the cause of our brief bloggin pause. Content will return to normal on Monday----Scott Johnson.

Friday, April 07, 2017

JUST SAY/VOTE NO to the alleged, Thieving (and Youth Exploiting) Risers of Hermon Neighborhood Council Scheme

Voting Stakeholders of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council and within the Hermon Enclave, should JUST VOTE NO to the alleged, "Thieving Joe and Wendi Riser's (with supposed CD-14 support)" Scheme to create their self-serving "Mini NC". 
The aspiring "Hermon Mini NC's Emperor Joe and Empress Wendi Riser", with enabling CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar.
** Blogger's Notes: In an ideal Council District 14 Ethical Envoronment, alleged, self-serving THIEVES are not rewarded in anyway, especially with their own Mini Neighborhood Council ......, unless you're a Documented Jose Huizar Loyalist (with Community Influence, allegedly).
Yet, that is EXACTLY, what can happen tomorrow (Saturday) as UBER Huizar Loyalists Joe and Wendi Riser (along with Mark Legapsi), are granted their desired dream of having Hermon become a "Mini NC (with Funding)" ............, pending a "YES VOTE" from Arroyo Seco NC (including Hermon) Stakeholders.
The Hermon Breakaway Initiative is the second "Mini NC" to be voted upon in CD-14 this week, with the aspirations of a Skid Row Neighborhood Council being narrowly defeated yesterday and the chances of Hermon avoiding the same fate, is the FOUNDATION for the latest CD-14 Ethical Controversy. 
Its an OPEN SECRET, that Councilman Huizar (with enabling staff) has exercise bias in supporting the efforts of Joe and Wendi Riser (not forgetting Mark Legaspi), to become the Hermon Ruling Troika, but that support may vanish, especially with the OUTING below, of alleged THIEVERY .........., and potential VOTING EXPLOITATION of students from the Los Angeles International Charter High School (LAICHS) ......., in return for "pledges of future funding (allegedly)".
THIEVERY (allegedly): The photos below were taken during an Empower LA/LAPD/Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council (ASNC) Action to retrieve ASNC Property that "somehow" was taken WITHOUT APPROVAL, relocated to the LAICHS Campus (prompting safety concerns) .......... and relabeled as the "Hermon Emergency Bin" (that lacked proper permitting). According to the LAICHS Website, Joe Riser is a Board Member .......... and allegedly kept information from School Staff regarding the true ownership of the "Bin"; pictured below.
YOUTH VOTER EXPLOITATION: According to sources, the Student Body, Parents, Staff and Board Members of the LAICHS are being pressured to VOTE YES for the Hermon Mini NC, with the promise that the Non-Profit Charter School will receive Public Funding from the NC Budget (as what happen during the LHNC Election in 2009). The FACT that Joe Riser is a current Board Member and VERY LIKELY a future Hermon Mini NC Board Member, is a IRS/Los Angeles County Board of Education/District Attorney/Ethics Commission Investigation, waiting to happen ....... especially if this ethically-challenged SCHEME is successful----Scott Johnson
ASNC Property, relabeled (without approval) as the "Hermon Emergency Bin" on the Campus of the LAICHS.
LAPD Officer checking the Lock on the Bin.
ASNC Members "cutting the lock" during the Action undertaken to retrieve its Property.
Empower LA Staff Member Jeff Brill video documenting/inventory of the Bin Contents before its removal.
The former Bin Lock after its removal by ASNC.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

BREAKING NEWS!! CD-13 City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell ENDORSES Joe Bray-Ali in CD 1 Runoff

In a RARE Los Angeles City Hall Political Move, CD-13 City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell has ENDORSED CD-1 City Council May Runoff Challenger Joe Bray-Ali against Incumbent City Councilman Gil Cedillo. 
CD-13 City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.
CD-1 City Council Challenger Joe-Bray-Ali.
** Blogger's Notes: Breaking News from the Joe Bray-Ali Campaign via CD-13 City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell. From the Downtown News.

“Joe Bray-Ali understands the issues facing Los Angeles and demonstrates a sense of urgency in addressing the affordable housing crises, safety in our neighborhoods, and responsiveness to constituent needs,” O’Farrell said in a prepared statement. “His positive grassroots campaign has motivated more people to participate in the democratic process at the local level and become engaged in the pressing issues that affect Angelenos. This city faces daunting challenges and we need someone like Joe to bring a fresh perspective, new ideas, and an open mind to decision making for our city.”

Simple HUGE!!

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Deconstructing a LA Times 34th Congressional District Post Election "Analysis"

We gladly DECONSTRUCT a LA Times Op Ed Analysis of April 4th, 34th Congressional District Special Election by Editorial Board Member Mariel Garza ........ that fails to cite the REAL reasons/background for Tuesday's still-pending results.
The Smoldering Ruins of Objective Journalism ......., on Spring Street.
** Blogger's Notes: Memo to LA Times Editorial Board Member Mariel Garza, its safe (during daylight hours) to venture out from the catacombs of your 34th Congressional District-located Employer (on Spring Street), in seeking to gather factual substance, pertaining to the ROOT CAUSES behind Tuesday's Special Congressional Elections, still-pending results.   
Judging from the opening paragraph of your minute, post-election analysis, you present a PREMISE that the 10% of Register Voters who cared to exercise their Constitutional Rights, based their Candidate Selection on choosing between siding with "Berniecrat Progressiveism" or "Clintonesque Governess" as excerpted below ...........

Whoa, what just happened to the progressive Democrat movement in Los Angeles? Voters in the 34th Congressional District not only rejected the Berniecrats in the special election to replace Xavier Becerra on Tuesday, they veered decidedly Clintonesque.

.........., well, not exactly.

Being respectful, and cognizant of the FACT of your former San Fernando Valley-centric "Scope of Work" with the LA Daily News, we gladly contribute our endemic knowledge of the 34th Congressional District Political Topography, in extrapolating on the, REAL root causes for Tuesday's non-certified results.

First, a 28% Vote Tally for Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez is not a "Clintonesque Governess Mandate". The Riverside Native's support is simply from those who continue to support a Democratic Establishment that answers to whoever is anointed its Candidates, and dispenses with the Patronage.

Second, the successful support for Korean Candidate Robert Lee Ahn, was NOT rooted in his supposed, "Clintonesque, Moderate Policies Positions". The REALITY for Candidate Ahn's making the June Congressional Runoff, is the byproduct of a SLIGHTED, Korean-American Community Push Back, against the controversial 2012 City of Los Angeles Redistricting Process, that "cut and sliced" Koreatown into multiple Council Districts, by those in the same Democratic Establishment supporting Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez.

Third, the DELIBERATE, non-unification of the Progressive Grass Roots. The prospects of Bernienista Candidates such as Auturo Carmona, Wendy Carrillo, and Kenneth Mejia in making the June Runoff, were not helped by their respective, voter-diluting Campaigns and via the ENDORSEMENT of the Assemblyman Gomez Campaign by prominent Northeast Progressive Leader Luis Lopez ............, who ANNOUNCED his intentions yesterday (again), to seek a POSSIBLE, vacated 51st Assembly District Seat, come June.

Fourth, the REPUDIATION of the Clintonnesque Machine-like Governess of CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar. Female Candidates Sara Hernandez and Wendy Carrillo were the latest to FAIL in using the supposed CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar Political Brand, in seeking Political Office. Wonder why?

Fifth, former "Maxim Model", turned former President Barack "H" Obama Official and LA Times Editor, do not make successful Congressional Candidates. Enough said.

Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in the 34th Congressional District

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Its looking like an Ahn vs. Gomez June Runoff for Congress

With a DISMAL Turnout for today's 34th Congressional District Special Election, the early Absentee (and likely majority of the) Ballots has Robert Lee Ahn leading Assemlyman Jimmy Gomez by a 27.9% to 26.2% ..........., with Republican William Rodriguez Morrison, a DISTANT Third with 5.5% of the Vote.
 Former Planning Commissioner Robert Lee Ahn. 
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez.
** Blogger's Note:  This is a WRAP, it will be former Planning Commissioner Robert Lee Ahn vs. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in a June Runoff to replace, NOW California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in Washington. Click here for results as they are processed----Scott Johnson.

John Perez Speaks ........, regarding Today's 34th Congressional District Special Election

Former California Assembly Speaker John Perez takes quick hiatus from his "Undisclosed Medical Treatment" to opine on today's 34th Congressional District Special Election ... and his comments may SURPRISE discerning observers.
Will voters flock to polling booths in today's 34th CD Special Election?
** Blogger's Notes: For a Bleepin Moment, the former Renowned Assembly Speaker John Perez, was the apparent "First Cousin of Tony V. Congressman-designated (by the Democratic Establishment)", to replace, NOW California Attorney General Xavier Becerra ........, BUT, an undisclosed "Illness" forced an IMMEDIATE extraction from what has become a 24 Candidates Ballot. That stated, the Democratic Establishment "Politico" Website last Friday posted a "34th CD Special Election Q & A" with the former Assembly Speaker, seeking his insight on today's election which we excerpt below----Scott Johnson.

First Cousin of Tony Villar (now Govea)'s preferred Candidate: You’ve got folks like Jimmy Gomez, who’s got legislative experience and clearly has the lion’s share of elected official support and some of the mainstream, traditional labor organizations and other support, I think, could hit the ground running. I think you’ve got candidates like Wendy Carrillo, who comes with an absolute passion that’s palpable, but a very outside view of the world. I think she brings a lot of very interesting things to the table. And then you’ve got candidates like [Alejandra] Campoverdi, who has experience having worked in the White House, has great experience in terms of working both in the media and with the media.
First Cousin John's Prediction: Well, I think Jimmy Gomez comes in first place, makes the runoff. And the question is with whom. And so I think he’s significantly ahead of the pack, and then there’s a cluster of people – Campoverdi, Carrillo, [Arturo], [Maria] Cabildo, Carmona, [Robert Lee] Ahn – that are all clustered closely enough … that any one of them could be the other candidate in the runoff.
First Cousin John's Thoughts on former Huizar Staffer Sara Hernandez chances of DEFEATING Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in a June Runoff: She’s another candidate that’s in that top tier. I think if I’m Jimmy Gomez, she’s the one I’m least concerned about because, one, she’s as insider as he is, so the insider-outsider fight doesn’t present itself in the same way. But between the lion’s share of the support coming from developers and her association with certain folks in a different ideological bandwidth of the education movement, I think she actually is the one candidate that makes Jimmy look like the left alternative of the options. And so, what you have is, if you look at Sara Hernandez, Wendy Carrillo, Alejandra Campoverdi as three potential women to make the runoff, Sara would be easy for Jimmy’s campaign to cast as being more conservative than he is.
........., and regarding First Cousin John's Health  I’ve been very lucky that I have very good doctors, and my health is proceeding well. It’s going to be a while until everything’s perfect, but I'm doing well.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

HOT (errr, Overcast) Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

As thousands of Doyer Blue-clad Fans gather to celebrate Opening Day 2017 of Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball, LAPD will be drawing down (again) patrolling, traffic (and other) resources from ALL Divisions, to protect "Blue Heaven on Earth" ........, while subjecting the rest of Angelinos to longer waits for Law Enforcement Services.
LAPD patrolling Elysian Park on Opening Day.
** Blogger's Notes: As the Sun seeks to burn through a thick Marine Layer this A.M., thousands of Dodgers Fans are gathering in Elysian Park for the Annual Opening Day Pre-game Tailgating Festivities ........., and LAPD is ready (read advisory). From Traffic, Metro, Detective in Uniforms (for the day) and Patrol Divisions, CITY-WIDE, law enforcement resources will be stretched thin, to ensure that dastardly types such as ex. President Barack "H" Obama's favorite "JV Team", or recently-paroled Raiders Fans (in Springtime Blue), do not cause a ruckus. But as the "Thin Blue Line" deploys to protect "Blue Heaven on Earth", discerning Angelinos need to seriously ponder the adverse impact of large-scale deployments, in regards to sustaining adequate response to serious criminal incidents in ALL areas of the city.
** A SIMMERING LGBT COMUNITY BACKLASH/PROTEST OVER PENDING CLOSING OF DOWNTOWN LA's NEW JALISCO BAR? While 34th Congressional District Candidate Sara Hernandez markets herself as the best-trained to deal with "Bully President Donald Trump", its apparent that the recent Downtown LA District Office Director/Special Council for CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, largely IGNORED the area's striving LGBT Community concerns about the future of The New Jalisco Club on Main Street. According to sources, anger is growing over the fact that Councilman Huizar will not help The New Jalisco Bar Owners .........., and may face a pending "Public Backlash" in the NEAR future.  
The New Jalisco Bar on Main Street.
Did Sara Hernandez and her Ex. Boss CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar ignore concerns about the pending closure of the iconic New Jalisco Club?

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Mayor Sam Exclusive II: Chevron's (with Special Guest) "Free Gas for Voter Registration Giveaway" in Highland Park on Saturday

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we are the FIRST to make public a Chevron and local Community Based Organization-sponsored "Free Gas for Voter Registration Giveaway (with a SPECIAL CD-1 City Council Runoff Candidate Guest)", on Saturday in Highland Park.
Chevron, with former Hermandad Mexicana Nacional's Legendary Nativo Lopez and CD-1 City Council Runoff Candidate Gil Cedillo, to Host A Free Gas for Voter Registration Giveaway
The Legendary Immigrant Rights Duo of CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo and Nativo Lopez.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Orel Derrick at (800) CHEVRON or o.derrick@chevron.org
** In response to California Governor Jerry Browns's PROPOSED Gas Tax Hike and Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Increases, that would adversely affect the Working Class Families of Los Angeles City Council District One (CD-1), the Chevron Corporation, with additional sponsorship by Legendary, Immigrant Rights Activist Nativo Lopez, is glad to announce a FREE GAS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE, with Special Guest Appearance by CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo.  Specifics below .......
** When: Saturday, April 1, 2017  
** Where: Chevron Station on the corner of Figueroa and Avenue 52 in Highland Park
** Time: 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. or when free Gas Vouchers run out.
** Event Specifics: The Chevron Corporation will donate a $10 Gas Voucher for each CD-1-residing constituent who registers to VOTE in the upcoming May Runoff Election. Further, Nativo Lopez and the Developers-connected Re-election Campaign of CD-1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo, will offer the following in return for donations as outlined below.
Chevron Station on the corner of Figueroa and Avenue 52 in Highland Park.
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