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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

We've received reports that Mayor Villaraigosa was not able to do his regular appearance on Spanish language television news this evening. Members of the Engineers and Architects Association claim that 50 of their protestors were awaiting the Mayor at the usual broadcast location under the City Hall bridge, upon seeing the protestors, the Mayor's SUV sped off around the corner. Apparently another crew was waiting for the Mayor at DWP headquarters, but it was too late for the segment with reporter Oswaldo Borraez.

Actor turned liberal activist Rob "Meathead" Reiner has resigned from the commission overseeing his "First Five" initiative that voters passed in 1998. Following questions over spending by the commission on questionable television ads, Reiner took a leave of absence, obstensibly to spend more time on his latest tax scheme, Proposition 82.

I mentioned yesterday that on Saturday you can expect a major announcement about the future of the blog. Several of you wrote in asking what that is. Patience, my friends. I see some speculation in the comments section and all I can say is, interesting.

We don't know if this falls under the category of white, westside paranoia, but like the famous stench and ooze, we now have the KTLA slip. It goes like this: on Tuesday morning, the KTLA morning news was replaced on Adelphia customers' sets in Sherman Oaks (sort of like the westside) with infomercials. This old, dead Republican mayor - who we all know is a disgruntled customer of Adelphia in Sherman Oaks - reports to the contrary. The Morning News was on and I was subjected to nauseating entertainment reporter Sam Rubin on the throes of laryngitis and the ever annoying Gayle Anderson visiting with a magician in Van Nuys. No informercials.

Mayor Villaraigosa will receive the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award at the Chavez Foundation's annual dinner Thursday evening.

Here in Van Nuys has some great photos of student anti-immigration protests at the Civic Center in Van Nuys. Blogger Andrew wonders if this will lead to our gaza strip? I doubt it. The Palestinian rebels in Israel aren't walking around with McDonald's sodas and about to head home to catch reruns of "My Wife and Kids" on Channel 5.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another lost from the Padilla campaign crew. They never saw it coming.........

March 29, 2006 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I never knew that the UTLA endorsement is considered a loss

March 29, 2006 11:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Sam, why are you ignoring the Governor's race on this blog? There's some big news on the Democratic side. According to Bill Bradley of the LA Weekly:

"In a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll embargoed until just after midnight, state Controller Steve Westly has overtaken Treasurer Phil Angelides, the longtime frontrunner, in the Democratic primary for Governor of California. Westly has come from behind to lead by a single point, 23 percent to 22 percent. The poll was conducted over a week ago, from March 15 to March 22, and does not reflect the impact of more recent TV advertising."

March 30, 2006 12:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

are you sure you didn't mean EdVoice endorsement?

March 30, 2006 12:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

is that the same organization that help chris for school board? good luck with that one.

March 30, 2006 1:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam I sure hope you're not going down. I can't believe the damn DWP want to increase our rates again to 7%. Antonio should have been a leader and stopped the 17% pay raise they received.
LA Times...Audit of DWP Endorses Rate Hikes Totaling More han 7%.

March 30, 2006 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

myspace.com is telling students to protest tomorrow. LA is being embarrassed throughout the nation by these idiots. Its all over CNN, MSNBC, Fox and other cable outlets of them breaking the laws. Minute said they will start burning Mexican flags to get media coverage as well. Antonio has his hands full because this is under his watch. No one is listening to him.

March 30, 2006 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Is Alex anything close to resembling Chris Arrellano? And at least Alex graduated college.

March 30, 2006 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People should be outraged by this and should e-mail and call their council people. CRASH was a racist, bias, unbalanced view of police officers and our city. How dare they use city time and our tax dollars once again for this Bullshit.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles City Council and Police Chief William Bratton will honor Lionsgate, Paul Haggis, the producers, cast and crew of three-time Academy Award winning Best Picture "Crash" in a City Hall ceremony on April 4, 2006, at 10 AM. This honor coincides with the DVD release of Crash Director's Cut Edition.

March 30, 2006 8:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope that this blog stays on forever. It's interesting how many of us have nothing better to do. "Nothing to do .. and all day to do it!" I LOVE IT!!

March 30, 2006 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:46 AM
Mayor Sam has had some stuff on the governor race, but remember this is primarily a local blog. Its going to be Arnold against Westly or Angelides. boring.

Has anyone seen the Angelides ad with his three hot daughters? Especially that one Ariane? She has a RACK!

March 30, 2006 8:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 12:48, that is hilarious.

Actually, it's kind of pathetic that Angelides is such an unlikable, arrogant guy that he has to pimp his daughters out.

I'll reluctantly vote for Westly.

March 30, 2006 9:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

His daughters make Maria Shriver look drop dead gorgeous!

March 30, 2006 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is using his daughters to try to boost his numbers among women. Westly is a more attractive guy and has been doing better among them to this point.

How someone as goofy looking as Phil could wind up with an attractive wife and three nice looking daughters is beyond me.

March 30, 2006 10:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


He is a millionaire

March 30, 2006 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I still think Arianna has a nice rack

March 30, 2006 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

did you see all those city cars at the endorsement padilla FAILED to get?

Woah. Julie Wong hasn't learned. The whole night she had a muffin in her mouth.

March 30, 2006 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm surprised none of you dum dums tagged on the story about MAV running away from the EAA and missing his univision gig. CD14 ain't what it used to be.

March 30, 2006 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Taco Villa is receiving the Cesar Chavez award????

Guess no one remembers that Chavez was ANTI ILLEGAL ALIENS. He fought to save the wages of migrants farmworkers from the illegals who tried to undercut them. Chavez went as far as to physically beat up illegals.

It was hysterical to see those hoodlum kids chanting the name of Cesar Chavez! They are so stupid they don't even know Mexican history much less US history. But what can you expect when most of them can't even read or write in their own language.

One thing they were good at...CLIMBING OVER FENCES!!!

Taco Villa is pretty good at running too...guess it's the culture. Culture follows race! Thank God the whole country got to watch the spectacle...mexican flags, upside down American flags, hate speech by the la raza racists, clenched fists, this is our land crap, etc., etc.

Hope they keep it up! We Americans love it!

March 30, 2006 11:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amazing how Antonio is changing his tune. Last night on Ask The Mayor they kept asking about the illegal issue and he kept stating that it is a Federal issue and they should reimburse cities for the illegals using up resources. Maybe EAA should have followed him to Lincoln Heights that's where he was at. EAA should follow him during Saturday's Chavez march. Every media outlet will be with him. Now that will be fun to watch

March 30, 2006 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chavez was against illegals because he knew they would undercut the cost of union labor. Unions no longer get that - they are only looking at the quick buck from getting more members. in the end its a house of cards but those union leaders will have moved on to elected positions

March 30, 2006 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard a rumor Mayor Sam was ending?

March 30, 2006 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was embarrassed by those kids creating chaos and making themselves look like fools. But to say that "Climbing Fences" is what they are good at... is ignorant! Shame on you running your mouth on here. I love an America where even people like you exist. I'd love to know if you're the child of an immigrant.

March 30, 2006 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its a little over the top to compare those kids to the intifada.

March 30, 2006 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Times story stated that the UFW is not acting fairly on behalf of their workers. They are in bed with the employers and owners and have allowed them to hire outsiders to work along their union members. The UFW is profiting for the Chavez family and that's it.

March 30, 2006 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just like any other union

March 30, 2006 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is Tony doing tonight??

March 30, 2006 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope MS ends. It's weak. Nothing new, no scoops, just boring CD 14 and Jim Alger news.

Fourth Floor where are you?

March 30, 2006 4:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie Bunker is buying the blog.

March 30, 2006 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:10 = then why do you bother to read and post pinche puto?

March 30, 2006 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard that MS was planning to eliminate the possibility of posting anonymously on her.

Bad news for Jim Alger.

March 30, 2006 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't PanchoVilla an anchor baby?

I know his mother was illegal. Had to laugh when he was on CSPAN and told the moderator that his grandfather was here in 1906.

He's just like all the other illegal moochers...wants the Feds to pay for everything.

It's in the genes.

March 31, 2006 3:00 AM  

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