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Friday, March 31, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday

With more anti-immigration reform protests by students predicted for tomorrow, Cardinal Roger Mahony is urging students to honor the memory of Caesar Chavez by staying in school and learning. Mahony feels that "student protests such activities tend to polarize groups in our community and to create a negative backlash against decent immigration legislation." The student protests - regardless of my personal views on the topic at hand - have lead this old, dead Republican Mayor to travel back nearly 25 years to his high school days. We too had student walkouts and protests, primarily over less heady issues such as not getting lockers on time or something called "student rights." We had to get the word out one by one from student to student. How the world has changed is certainly exemplified by the students use of cell phones, text messaging and internet sites like My Space to organize massive protests. Check out the article on the protests by Jennifer Solis here on the Sister City by clicking here.

We reported yesterday about the EAA protest that caused the Mayor to miss his weekly live stand-up on Spanish language news. Over at MS2, we have some photos.

Speaking of the Mayor, he's set to win yet another award this Friday. It's the Distinguished Leadership Award at the Philippine American Car Association.

Remember to tune in Saturday for a special announcement about the blog.

The DWP wants to jack up rates again. I'm calling on all bloggers in LA to get a meme going to protest this increase. The DWP is one of the most profitable but also most corrupt parts of LA government. Its flush with cash, wastes ton of it (like spending money on advertising when its a monopoly and paying for bottled water for its executives when its telling everyone else to drink their water). Assembly candidate Jim Alger (calm down CD12 cut and paste crew, the Daily News quoted him first) says there is no justification for the increase when the department is transfering $200 million out of the agency this year.

City Meetings for Friday

10:00AM - Los Angeles City Council


Anonymous Anonymous said:

The DWP transfers to the City are a hidden tax. DWP transfers millions of dollars to the City then come back to the City Council and Mayor for a rate Hike that will be paid by the rate payers. There is not 2/3 vote for an increase from the public.

March 30, 2006 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which County Supervisor likes to walk around in just a baseball cap and a bat while his paid "entertainer" compliments him on his manhood?

March 31, 2006 6:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's spelled Cesar, not Caesar. Pendejo.

March 31, 2006 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Could that be Gloria? Is that paid entertainer Jackie Goldberg?

March 31, 2006 7:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jim Alger should organize once again the neighborhood councils like he did two years ago and fight this hike. They WON at city council. Council chambers should be packed with people outraged.

March 31, 2006 7:41 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I'm hoping other bloggers will pick up the DWP rate hike story for me. They could have a significant impact.

March 31, 2006 8:25 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

7:16 a.m.
Okay - this old, dead Republican mayor was mispelled his name. Sorry.

Once I was at Olvera Street with an utterly clueless individual. We happened upon the newly renamed Macy Street, now Cesar Chavez. When this guy saw the street sign, his eyes bugged out and said they named the sign after him? What did he ever do?

I explained that Cesar Chavez led farm workers to organize and could be considered a civil rights leader on par with Martin Luther King.

His response: "The fighter did that???"

LAUSD product.

March 31, 2006 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Philippine American Car Association? Or do you mean Philippine American Bar Association?

March 31, 2006 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hope this doesn't happen to you Mayor.
Wash. Website Owner Wins Free Speech Case...Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) -- The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday a trial judge overreached his authority when he restricted a man from posting information on a Web site..
Paul Trummel was jailed for more than three months in 2002 in his free-speech standoff with the judge over the Web site he used as a forum for attacking the Council House, a federally subsidized retirement home where he once lived...Trummel posted the phone numbers and addresses of Council House staff, directors and residents - something that King County Superior Court Judge James Doerty characterized as harassment.

March 31, 2006 9:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

that is why mayor sam is quitting, legal reasons. might have something to do with ludlow my boss said.

March 31, 2006 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't think so. If that were the case every blog would have to go down. Please have you seen what's posted on myspace.com? Drudgereport is stating that they had to remove 20,000 postings because they were filled with hate speech. what happened to 1st ammendment rights?

March 31, 2006 10:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Free speech is not relevant in private property and private domains, such as shopping malls and websites. If MySpace feels something is innapropriate, they have every right to bring it down.

March 31, 2006 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just got off the phone with a guy who knows Mayor Sam. He is quitting.

March 31, 2006 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What's a matter with US organized labor?

March 31, 2006 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its true

March 31, 2006 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the Alger blog leaves its' space

March 31, 2006 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



March 31, 2006 10:43 PM  

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