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Monday, June 26, 2006

Open Thread for Monday

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declined to grant a Bush administration request to send more National Guard troops to the border. His office issued the following statement:

"The governor declined to send additional National Guard troops because California has already committed 1,000 troops to our border. The request was to send 1,500 more out of state. Because of potential disasters here in California and wanting to ensure we are prepared, the governor would not send troops out of state. Other states need to send troops, and the White House needs to get more governors to buy into its proposal."


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Time for Sensenbrenner to put up or shut up. Let's see how he fares swaying Jim Doyle on this cooked up plan.

June 26, 2006 2:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good article on term limits in today's LAT. I'd hate to see AV in office forever. Good riddance to other CM's too.

June 26, 2006 4:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only reason Arnold is refusing NOW is because he is courting the Latino vote. He's been all over the eastside kissing butt to people he couldn't understand speaking to him in Spanish. I surprised Antonio wasn't with him holding his hand.

June 26, 2006 6:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Rocky and Chick-N-Shit
Daily Journal......story saying the City Attorney's office spent $10 million on an outside law firm to defend the city against a lawsuit over work at the Hyperion sewage treatment plant—and after losing the case may face up to $30 million in damages and legal fees....Daniel Carvin, then a special investigator for Controller Laura Chick, four years ago sounded an alarm that the politically connected law firm, Brown Winfield & Canzoneri, was bungling the case. But he was fired by Chick, and last year received a accepted a $490,000 settlement from the city for wrongful termination.

June 26, 2006 6:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I gotta kick out of reading about Eric Garcetti visting the night clubs in his district (reported in Sunday's Times). Another indication that Eric is heads above the other light weights (e.g., Reyes, Huizar, Smith etc.)on the council. This guy morphs into so many things it's incredible. One day he tries to portray himself as Latino, the next day he is voluntering for the military and the next day he's courting the gay vote. He's the ultimate Chameleon.

But what does he stand for besides Eric?

June 26, 2006 7:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What he stands for is a "good, nice, moral, doer" of a city councilman. There are so many people who support and like Eric cause he puts his words into action. His Untag is very successful and his constituents love him. That's more then I can say for other council members who are hissed when they walk into a room in their district. Eric has the insight to think out of the box and come up with innovative, creative ideas. Wish he was in our district.

June 26, 2006 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The council members got it right but someone needs to tell Antonio his picks are so damn obvious. His picks have no clue and looks like they're paybacks.
912 Commission Appointeees

Mayor Villaraigosa appointments
Jackie DuPont Walker
President of Ward EDC and former member of elected Charter Commission

Linda Wong
Vice President, Civic Engagement at the California Community Foundation

Bong Hwan Kim
Executive Director, Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services and Former Executive Director of the Multi cultural Collaborative and Korean Youth & Community Center

Dora Leong Gallo
Chief Executive Director with A Community of Friends

Corrine Sanchez
President/CEO of El Proyector del Barrio

Christine Chavez
Political Director for United Farm Workers

Jan Breidenbach
Served as Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing

City Council Appointments
Council District 1
Evelyn Montes
Council District 2
Jonathan Zasloff
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Council District 3
Leonard Shaffer
Tarzana NC
Council District 4
Mark Siegel
Founder of CityWatch
Council District 5
Dr. Irving Lebovics
Mid City West
Council District 6
Dennis O'Sullivan
Sun Valley NC
Council District 7
Javier Angullo
NALEO Education Fund & Lincoln Heights NC,
Council District 8
Frank Prater
Empowerment Congress Central
Council District 9
Sandra Bryant
Council District 10
Guy Leemhuis
United Neighborhoods of Historic Arlington Heights
Council District 11
Tom Ponton
Mar Vista NC
Council District 12
Joe Vitti
Granada Hills NC
Council District 13
Rev. Attagracia Perez
Episcopalian Minister
Council District 14
Jessica Wethington McLean
Eagle Rock NC
Council District 15
Wilmington NC

June 26, 2006 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CM Garcetti has he "ear to the street" and his constituents love him for it. Hell, i wish Jan Perry would get her head out of the ass of downtown developers and realize that there is more to district than downtown.

June 26, 2006 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guy Leemhuis quit the United Neighborhoods of Historic Arlington Heights a long time ago. Who is he there representing then?

June 26, 2006 10:29 PM  

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