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Monday, January 15, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday

A Los Angeles police officer shot a male Sunday evening in downtown Los Angeles according to LAPD sources. The shooting occurred at East 23rd and Wall streets. The male's condition was not immediately known nor why the officer shot the suspect.

Steve Lopez of the LA Times got a lot of reader mail following his piece on Westside traffic and its impact on visits to Downtown from points west. A number of the readers blamed "unchecked" development on the Westside for the traffic and point out one project in particular where the developers made a $100,000 contribution to Mayor Villaraigosa's school takeover campaign.

Tony Castro, writing in the Daily News Sunday, disects how Los Angeles once again lost the opportunity to gain an NFL team. Two things of note in the article - 1) Mayor Villaraigosa wanders around Getty House whistling showtunes and 2) Everyone but Bitter Bernie knows the deal to bring a team here is dead. Anyway, LA already has a professional football team - they're known as the USC Trojans.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam I think this is a first with you reporting an LAPD officer shot a suspect. Now watch all the idiots in South LA disect that poor officer's actions. Dirty politics is sacrificing officer safety. Funny how John Mack, Perry, Parks, Wesson and Weiss Ass say nothing when an officer gets injured but wants to destroy an officer's character for the racists buddies. I found out last night that clowncil members never invited Ofcr. Ripatti who is paralyzed after being shot by suspect protecting South LA to council to thank her or give her a certificate. Can you believe that shit? This group is shameful!

January 15, 2007 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since Antonio opened his big mouth with that super brite $500 dental whitening kit then what needs to happen is all discipline meetings for city council secret meetings like Pierce, electeds, judges, council staffers and so on should be open to the public. Why discriminate against LAPD.

....Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who released a statement echoing his chief's call for new state law and reiterating his commitment to holding open hearings on discipline

January 15, 2007 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with Daily News, the NFL idea is dead in the water. but hey, we really have 3 teams right now: USC, the Cardinals, and the Saints even. you know everyone here is behind Reggie Bush in the NFC championship. my Pats came through in style, but I think the guard is chsnging and Peyton Manning will assume the mantle and go on to Superbowl victory this year. they really have a great team this year, and if they get ahead early, they could skip away from Brady's 3 timers.
that New England finish against San Diego was just poetry, one of the finest pieces of TV I've seen since Zuma Dogg chimed in on Bernie Parks.

January 15, 2007 8:54 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Speaking of traffic, How's Beaneraigosa's Subway to the Ocaen going?

Still a pipedream, right now.

January 15, 2007 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If U.S.C. is a "PRO" team. Then U.C.L.A. is going to the Super Bowl.

January 15, 2007 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has anyone floated the idea of an LA-NFL starter team that's composed entirely/mainly of USC alumni? that would be a pro team that sells out tickets every time!! I'm just sayin'! maybe carroll or chow could coach!!

January 15, 2007 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I guess if you get paid off its easy to change your mind. All it takes is money to change people's minds like Antonio has done so many times.
.....Although black Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the Reverend Jesse Jackson both lashed out against Wal-Mart’s labor practices, many traditional civil rights groups stayed away. John Mack, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Urban League, which received $65,000 over two years from Wal-Mart.Wal-Mart, by its own account, has made donations to the NAACP, National Council of La Raza, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Organization of Chinese Americans and the League of United Latin American Citizens

January 15, 2007 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

-Pay victim millions.
-Steve Lopez is hot!
-Tony Castro is NOT hot!
-Mayor takes singing lessons.

January 15, 2007 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wow, my best Zuma Dogg impression y'all. at 8.54 on this thread, I called Peyton Manning as possibly heir to the nfl throne this year, and at 11.am thats the feature story on Yahoo.com

yeah yeah
hooty hoo

January 15, 2007 11:16 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

".....Although black Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the Reverend Jesse Jackson both lashed out against Wal-Mart’s labor practices, many traditional civil rights groups stayed away."

Those two got kick backs from Costco, who was Wal Mart's competator which would have placed the Wal Mart less than a mile away from a competing Costco.

January 15, 2007 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 15, 2007 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:16 What kind of kickbacks? I don't understand why some of you say paybacks, kickbacks... Wouldn't the polticians have to disclose these paybacks, kickbacks?

Lost in L.A.

January 15, 2007 11:19 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:


Not neccessarily. They can get them under the CEO's name for example as so many have done to hide where the money is truly coming from.

January 15, 2007 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What has the Mayor done for Homeless Children? Would he keep his own children in the cold?

January 15, 2007 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What has the Mayor done for Homeless Children? Would he keep his own children in the cold?

January 15, 2007 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pay attention white America, the writing is on the wall, and it is spelled - Academia Semillas del Pueblo. It won't be long now. The prophecy is being fulfilled!

January 15, 2007 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look up the principal, you fool. You will find he is married to an Asian women and his daughters are of Japanese descent. So much for your intolerance theory. Again, if it doesn't fit that narrow minded "white" definition then it is wrong.

And no, I didn't go to one of these schools, although I wish I would have. Yes, I am educated, but my Ivy League education didn't grant me any privileges in this white world. Unless I carry my diploma around my neck, I'n still some peon Mexican.

January 15, 2007 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear concerned Azteca parents,

Please note that the test scores of the children who have attended this school are below not only the California averages, but also those of the whole craptastic LA unified school district - IN EVERY SINGLE SUBJECT - BOTH IN THE CAT/6 AND THE CST.

January 15, 2007 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If two children fight because one took another’s toy, As parents, we would give the toy back to the child whose toy was taken. We would reprimand the child who took the toy and remind him about sharing. Of all that has been taken from Native peoples on this continent by Europeans what harm is it to have a school that teaches children with a culturally relevant native ways philosophy. Indigenous peoples stewardship for the environment just might re-introduce traditions that will help our community, country, and the world.

January 15, 2007 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I do agree that we need to teach our children about our culture and root. The thing I don't agree with is that it becomes the main issue with the school. Academics take a back seat to cultural teachings. I've seen first hand what attending this school can do to a child, it's not good. The children are not being prepared properly for high school or real life.

January 15, 2007 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Minnie Ferguson is Asian ?? I think not. Conrade Marcos is using ethnic pride to promote a fringe left, collectivist agenda.

January 15, 2007 12:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all remember the days when Michael "MEAT" Trujillo was spewing his crap here on Mayor Sam, until the old dead Mayor fired him.

While Mayor San and Mayor Frank reported the news, under the guise of "Chief Parker" MICHAEL TRUJILLO carried water for his sugar daddies, ADV and the Meathead. When he got caught, he lied. In fact, the whole reason Mayor Sam got outed was because MICHAEL TRUJILLO was busy mouthing off the blog to impress his friends and someone leaked it to the press.

MICHAEL TRUJILLO used the blog to push his own causes and threaten his enemies. But then the chickens came home to roost.

I sure hope we don't hear from him here. ADV can have him!

January 15, 2007 12:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Charter school not racist!

As a proud parent and staff member of Academia Semillas del Pueblo, I urge you to check on your facts before running articles regarding things about which you have no clue.

As I am reading your article on our school with information provided by Doug McIntyre, the facts are simply not correct! For one, I am American, and a person's race should have nothing to do with their right to a decent education. I have two children here, and I am an employee here as well. Teaching a person about his or her culture has nothing to do with racism. The only racist I see in this situation is KABC!

Parents have a choice to bring their children here as we are a public charter school, and there is no recruitment process based on race or cultural beliefs. If you are a parent who cares about your child's education, then you are welcome here, plain and simple.

Beverly E. Pancake


January 15, 2007 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jesse gets dough from Costco just like Sunland Tujunga gets dough from Do It Center to fight HomeDeport.

January 15, 2007 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jesse who? When politicians get kickbacks and money is given to CEO... What do you mean CEO? CEO of a company or organization?

January 15, 2007 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


1.Should the civil rights of Police officers include the right to private work related hearings ?

2.How can John Mack ensure a fair hearing process as the President of the Police Commission ?

3.How can John Mack retain the respect of the rank and file LAPD after his support of Martin Ludlow ?

4.Are ethnic-centric schools such as Academia a afront to the teachings of a color blind society ?

5.Have our so-call "Civil Rights Activists" pushing race as a way of lining the pockets of the proverty pimps ?


January 15, 2007 12:50 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Some new "heat" in the comment section of the Huizar thread below on "Constitiuent Satisfaction":

Basically, some people feel (and ZD agrees) Parra blew a gasket at ZD over the thread that seemed to be appologetic for Huizar, instead of blasting him for simply being a jerk.

Catch the Mayor Sam version of Nicholson losing it in "A Few Good Men" unfold here: http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/2007/01/possible-reasons-for-constituent.html or just scroll down this blog for saturday's thread on Huizar.

Go Jose Go. You suck! But you suck less than Parra.
(How about 50,000 bumper stickers like that, y'all!)

January 15, 2007 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAPD wants the discipline hearings to be open. Hell they were open to the public for years until last year when the Supreme Court came day with a ruling. And if they're going to open up for LAPD then how bout city council. They are now having closed door meetings talking about how to settle Tienne Pearce case giving him $1 mil, his attry $1 million and creating a task force Antonio will put his buddies on that will cost $700,000. Why can't the public go to those meetings?

People should be outraged that prez John Mack has been protesting with all the black activists for years against LAPD. When Stanley Miller was hit with the flashlight and Devin "lil gang banger" Brown was shot John Mack was in front of all the tv cameras threatening that if the officers weren't fired they may be violence. Mind you this was before anyone started an investigation. How can he decide on an officer's career when he hosted a fundraiser for a twice convicted felon Ludlow? HELLLOOOOO where's his morals? He already has his mind made up. Naji Ali told me that there are blacks that will never change their minds just like the OJ jury who knew he was guilty and let him off. That's what this city is dealing with and Mack is with them. They think if they side with LAPD they're turning on their people.

Rank & file don't like or trust John Mack as much as they don't like Antonio. They've both proven to be backstabbing, critical ignorant men who only care about the blacks.

Red Spot CD14 ask yourself what the hell have any of the activists done for their own people. NOT A DAMN THING. ITS ALL ABOUT THEM JUST LIKE ANTONIO,.

January 15, 2007 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Great responce !!!

January 15, 2007 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No "VICTIMCRATS = No Democrats


January 15, 2007 3:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't someone say Antonio had money donated to his campaign from Home Depot?

January 15, 2007 4:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's more info on the shooting last night. Why doesn't the news ever report what gang this guy was from or if he is illegal. You know the LA Slimes will never report that.

Suspected Gang Member Injured In Police Shooting...(CBS) A suspected gang member shot by a Los Angeles police officer during a confrontation in downtown Los Angeles was treated for apparent non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said Monday...The shooting occurred at or near East 23rd and Wall streets about 8 p.m. Sunday...Two gang-control officers tried to question a man -- later identified as Adrian Gonzalez, 34, of Los Angeles -- but he ran into a building. when Gonzalez allegedly turned and pointed a 9 mm handgun at the officers, Officer Leonard McKenzie, 31, opened fire, wounding the suspect in the torso....McKenzie, who was not injured, has served nine years with the LAPD...Gonzalez was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but was expected to live...Gonzalez was expected to be booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The confrontation was the fifth officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles since the start of the year, police said. Last year the department reported 44 officer-involved shootings.

January 15, 2007 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A second man has been arrested in the freeway shooting death of a 12-year-old boy last month.
Luis Chavira, 23, was arrested Friday in connection to the murder of Gabriel Garcia. Chavira was linked to the killing through evidence recovered from a white Ford Explorer whose passengers allegedly fired the shots that killed the boy. Garcia, of Hesperia, died at a hospital days after the Dec. 11 shooting on Interstate 215.

The driver of the Explorer, 43-year-old Pedro Escobedo, turned himself in three days after the shooting. Authorities originally thought the shooting was an act of road rage, but in court documents a man indicated it stemmed from an illegal immigrant smuggling deal gone bad.


January 15, 2007 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Home Depot is not only a contributor to the Mayor, but they also gave $25000 to the Yes On Prop R campaign
that extended the City Councils terms.

Mayor Sam still sucks up to Home Depot
in spite of this!

January 15, 2007 6:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The traffic problem on the westside of LA is caused by too many people commuting to the area from too far away every day, clogging up the freeway and spilling over onto the surface streets. The real over-development has been in the commercial realm, creating too many jobs held by people who can't afford to live near them. The dreaded NIMBYs have blocked affordable and moderately priced housing those workers could conceivably live in.

Ever since the movie, the cliche used to argue against development has been "build it and they will come." But the reality in L.A. has been, "don't build it and they'll come anyway." Now everything's out of whack and it will take decades to fix it, if it's ever to be fixed. And stopping development will NOT fix it. That will just keep the status quo in place, with those long commuters continuing to clog things up even more as the years go by.

In the meantime, learn to love driving slowly in your car built to go 100-plus MPH. Make sure the air conditioner, heater and sound system work well, because you're going to need them.

January 15, 2007 7:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good evening ladies and gentlemen (raises margarita glass):

Sots, are you familiar with the phrase "When in Rome, do as the Romans do?" I've changed it to "When in Mexico, drink margaritas," savvy? (takes sip and smiles) The Black Pearl is currently laid up in a sleepy little port just south of here for dry dock work; the work is cheaper here and since I have so few sous to my name, I need to make sure I get as much parlay vous out of my sous as possible.

I shall remain here for at least the rest of the week, the rest of the crew has been dispatched back to the pirate hub over on the Westside; perhaps in a few days one of us shall sally forth to the Catorce Quarter to check on the progress of the tempest.

(Takes another sip) And to that gracious lady with the winsome crew, we hope that all of your questions were answered as our answers were rather questionable as only questions with answers make for answers to questions. And we beg your indulgence again for the business with His Majesty; you know how it is with maritime insurers, savvy?

Sots, I will leave you with this question. Are you ready? What is timid yet greedy? Humble yet seedy? Slow to pick up but now is speedy? Lacks for not while others are needy? Eyes not close together but nonetheless beady and mayhap may suffer from the agony of de feeties?

Solve the riddle sots, and I'll not drop the other shoe, savvy?

(Looks at watch) Oh bugger, must go. Don Reginaldo de Surmar is the designated driver this evening and he's got an itchy lead foot, savvy?

January 15, 2007 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lisa Sarno, if thou wilt?

January 16, 2007 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good afternoon Lord Chapman (nods):

No sirrah, you are not correct.

January 16, 2007 3:50 PM  

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