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Friday, April 04, 2008

Clowncil Ain't Got Nothin' on East Coast Brethren

This is one way to get around Tony Villar...

(Co-opted from the NY Times by way of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, believe it or not:)

New York City Council Budgeted Millions of Dollars for Fake Community Groups

Christine C. Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council, announced on Thursday that the council has appropriated about $17.4-million to dozens of fake community groups since 2001, reports
The New York Times.

The newspaper says the money was budgeted for fictitious groups like the Coalition of Informed Individuals and Senior Citizens for Equality so that council members could spend money on real community programs they supported without obtaining mayoral approval.

The United States attorney’s office and the city’s Department of Investigation have inquiries under way, but Ms. Quinn said she believed that the money allocated to fictitious groups was ultimately spent on legitimate groups.

According to Ms. Quinn, who has been speaker since 2006, the practice took place during the tenures of the two previous speakers, Peter F. Vallone Sr. and Gifford Miller. Mr. Vallone defended the practice. “If the money is used for necessary things to help the people of the city, like for police overtime, or like to fund six-day library service, if it’s used for that purpose, that’s great,” he said. Ms. Quinn, however, said at a news conference on Thursday that “it’s something I believe is completely inappropriate and should not have gone on, and will no longer go on.”

This pretty much looks like fraud to me, but what the hell do I know?

Hey Eric et al -- you guys are a bunch of amateurs!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice copy and paste. That's a talent.

April 04, 2008 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:30 - it's a skill like anything else.

1:28 - it's spelled "Heineken".

April 04, 2008 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are tons of "pretend" non profits now in the gang business here in LA. Homeboy for one is getting millions of dollars yet doesn't have ONE SINGLE PREVENTION INTERVENTION person. Father Gang Banger Boyle boys are still getting arrested, using Homeboy as their place of business (drugs, fake documents) and you can't say Father Gang Banger doesn't know about it. That is the most corrupt non profit around but its too politically hot and no one will touch the story.

April 04, 2008 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:04 - Are you talking about Homeboy Industries?

April 04, 2008 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many passes to Universal City has Mayor Sam sold? I'd like to know, it has a huge bearing on this post and ethics.

April 04, 2008 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But do they have


Tony does.

Chief Faker said so, and Mayor Sam vouched for them both!

Huizar bashers should be looking into whether Jose has been able to maintain any of Villaraigosa's 80 FAKES (most were supposedly in El Sereno) or if he's just let them all wither away to LESS than FAKE.

It even ONE of them FAKES had been not-operating on the block where all those sexual offenders were warehoused, then Huizar could have blamed this WHOLE recent broo-haha on Tony's FAKES for not keeping an eye out for REAL offenders in their midst.

Good chance to pass the old buck, there.

April 04, 2008 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Geez, how much faster might this have been solved if "The Voice" had alerted city officials, the police, or even a daily newspaper BEFORE they tipped off Zuma.

But hell, a "gotcha" headline is so much better than really protecting the people of a community, right?

What a bunch of self-serving fraud reporters.

Don't ever let anyone from "The Voice" ride along with troops in Iraq. They'd let U.S. soldiers get shot before they'd say "look out" - because ambushed, dead soldiers would make a better cover photo.

Anything you can WAIT to publish in some stinking MONTHLY piece of fishwrap either isn't a really hot story, or else the media cares more about exclusivity than public safety.

Good thing the "Catch a Predator" TV people don't act that way. They'd be watching 13 year olds get raped rather than let someone else scoop them.

April 04, 2008 3:09 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Someone here, YOU KNOW WHO, will soon be heading to deletion. Threats and slanderous comments will not be tolerated.

April 04, 2008 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Slanderous comments?

"Ed "Ewok" Reyes?"

You've got to be kidding, Red Snot?

Without slanderous comments, you'd be TWICE as illiterate.

April 04, 2008 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't even care that much about Huizar's reputation, one way or the other. But I'm pretty sure that when ZumaDogg goes after him, the councilperson's approval rating starts heading up the scale faster than when his PR flacks try to promote him.

They should be giving you a commission, ZD.

April 04, 2008 3:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma was the one that thought Alvin "Doh" Parra had a chance.


April 04, 2008 3:30 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

LAUSD boardmember Juile Korenstein said she was shocked to read that the Home Depot in Sunland-Tujunga was moving forward, less than 500 feet from an LAUSD school, since the school board was never notified.

LAUSD was never notified because Home Depot is being shady in their permit practices. Even though two-thirds of the building sits on 10355 Woodward (and is the two-thirds closest to the school), Home Depot filed permits using the back lot 8040 Foothill address, instead.

When previous owners (K-mart) applied for permits, they ALWAYS used BOTH ADDRESSES on EVERY PERMIT they applied for.

Now, Home Depot only uses the shady Foothill address -- because it doesn't trigger LAUSD alert, which would trigger EIRs.

So, LAUSD is going to do an investigation and get a legal team involved to find out why this Home Depot is being allowed to move ahead, when the community fears it is in violation of CEQA guidelines and Southern California Air Quality Management laws. (These are where the laws that protect schools relating to distance and safety are found.)

See Rule 1401.1 written by HD's own Latham & Wakins. A rule that they helped write. that their own client is now circumventing. (Shame on you Latham & Watkins!)

ZUMA TIMES has learned that the City Planning Department knows that these rules are being not being followed (violated) and now LAUSD is going to find out why.

LA Daily Blog

April 04, 2008 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you really think this doesn't go on in LA?

Listen up Mayor Sam, Jill Stewart, and the few out there that still care about government waste!

In LA, whenever a piece of city property is sold, however big or small, only 50% of the proceeds go into city coffers.

The other 50% goes to the Councilmember of the district to spend as he or she sees fit.

The spirit of the law was to spend it on the same general theme. For example, if a Street Maintenance site gets shut down and sold to a developer, the member should spend the profits on paving streets. But alas, the Council has gotten into a habit of unanimous voice votes as long as the member apportions the money to . . . you guessed it . . . non-profit group.

The only councilmembers who don't support this system are, well, you guessed it, those without city real estate for sale in their districts!

Expose anyone?

April 04, 2008 3:32 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Yeah, right spin-losers. Thanks for letting us all know we hit a nerve with you. I post the story on my blog, and 24 hours later the plagued non-leader Councilmember puts out a press release saying he didn't know and is gonna do something. Sorry things were so in-effective over here.

Meanwhile, while you peanut gallery wannabee watchers were posting about me, I just broke the LAUSD To Investigate Home Depot story above.

You are a real leader! Keep talkin' about me. Me and my friends are laughing at your bitch slapped boy.

Is Dees calling?

April 04, 2008 3:38 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Zuma if you're posting under gray and not orange you should post under orange. Cause any thing that says Zuma and its gray that I catch I am going to delete in case its a fake poster posing as you. so if you want to be ZD you have to be ZD Orange and not ZD Gray. Yea yea.

April 04, 2008 3:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Geez, Zuma. What a fucking huge ego for such a tiny intellect. Do you really think when I post something here about what a loser you are that it's the WHEELS OF CITY HALL coming to a screeching halt to post a response to your sorry ass.

It's just me. A nobody blogger, working a 9-5 in private industry and commenting on his lunch hour (I had to say that part about "lunch hour" in case the boss is watching). Just another single solitary non-government soul coming to the so-very-obvious conclusion that you're a nobody "public commenter" more of an embarrassment to the city that all the corrupt politicians downtown.

Get real with yourself. You're a half step away from being a detoxing homeless vagrant who shouts at the voices in his head, not someone who shapes the public opinion of anyone who actually finished grade school.

Damn, what a sad sick sorry little loser.

This is what Al Gore invented the Internet for??

April 04, 2008 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you not a city spinster then you are the anoy-mousa, petrafried chicken-suit or some other vision of paranoia, It's pretty damn funny.

April 04, 2008 3:58 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

3:45 pussy-crybaby,

Please show me in the post where I said you were part of city hall? I didn't see that part? Go back and re-read everything I write and continue to comment it all day long, you peanut gallery loser. And remember Huizar's office...when ZD says something...F*CKING DO IT!

Huziar knows what I am talking about and now his ass is in line!

Remeber Weaslear...when ZD talks, you jump...ya feel me! I think you do!

April 04, 2008 4:07 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Huizar is the George Washington of L.A. City Council because he likes to chop down trees. (See Wyvernwood)

April 04, 2008 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:32 -- wow. Now, how to compile a list of all City property sold in the last few years and which non-profits got the profits.... hmmm

April 04, 2008 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD at 4:07

Damn dude, what's with the hardon for Huizar. Did you apply to be his press secretary and get turned down. You sound like a scorned lover.

The last time I saw this much rancor, my 14-year-old daughter got stood up for the prom.

April 04, 2008 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry, Zuma, it's too painful to re-read what you wrote. I'll have to take your word for it.

The steam rising off the bullshit burns my eyelids.

April 04, 2008 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey ZD, Red Spot is posting again and you haven't outed him. You're apparently as much a man of your word as you are a skilled investigator and communicator.

Go back and get that GED.

It really would help! Not a whole lot, because you're still working with mush for brains, but it also couldn't hurt.

April 04, 2008 4:18 PM  

Blogger Unknown said:

Thanks for breaking the story Zuma, we'll have it on our website tonight with a link to your blog.

April 04, 2008 4:20 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

April 04, 2008 4:13 PM

The reason it looks like i have a hard on for Huizar is because of all the pain he seems to be causing the community. my phone and email is open to all people in the city and i take calls and emails about things from all over the city...but i can tell you...the people in his district are really up in arms. A lot of older people, a lot of women...it's not like I said, "Hmmm...let me go to city hall to find out about jose huizar." But i sure did find out.

April 04, 2008 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Zuma - what do you know about the eastside - you probably don't even know how to point east. Go back to your tent.


Bizarro Dogg Zumma

April 04, 2008 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are right - too many whetback for me. I am staying homeless on the beach in venice, with my dirty-ass socks on. and my MC hammer style pants.

Peace, from everyones favorite piece of Sh#T.


April 04, 2008 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the only comments at your blog zuma is you and d.q. its weak stay there it needs alot of work.

April 04, 2008 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i still got that video of zuma blowing a bum in the gutter for a cup of change.

April 04, 2008 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That homeless guy was Jose Aguilar and Roderick whose legs don't match.

April 04, 2008 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma why don't you like muff? more importantly, Y does no one blog on your joke of a website?

BECAUSE YOU ARE A LOSER!! NO SOUP FOR YOU (a little seinfeld reference).

Even though you eat at a soup kitchen and don't have aTV.

April 04, 2008 4:37 PM  

Blogger solomon said:

Yowser! Sometimes I forget why I was so relieved to escape New York City--thanks for the reminder, Petra. Hey, at least in L.A. we can still pretend we can fight City Hall, right?

April 04, 2008 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Common guys. Can't we all just keep things "safer, greener, cleaner?"

April 04, 2008 4:52 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Lord help us, "Soup Nazi" turns into a "Bloggin Nazi".

April 04, 2008 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma does not believe in safe sex. The dirtier, the mo' better.

He likes his ruffage.

Bizaro Dogg Zuma

April 04, 2008 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only nazi is you, you peckerhead dickless wonder.

So, do you still beat your wife, or beat yourself.

Later dudes and dudeettes, time to go to taco bell. Those illegals can at least get something right and I only got two bucks to eat.


April 04, 2008 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No matter how short the mayor is, Huizar still can't stand up to him.

April 04, 2008 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Jose Huizar is half as lazy as Zuma says he is, and cares as little about his job, and screws his constituents even close to what he claims . . .

Well then, we need to elect him MAYOR!

That's what we did (with the help of THIS blog) with the last CD14 councilmember who didn't spend any time there, didn't get anything done, ignored his constituents, waited until there was a crisis to step in and "pretend" to be the hero -- too late and too little, and who claimed credit for stuff other people did or called to his attention.


There's "precedent" now! He's out-tonying Tony V.

A chip off the old Villar!

April 04, 2008 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only thing taller is my twelve incher while I think of Jose Aguilar.

April 04, 2008 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not like Zuma would have any idea what it was like to "get a job done" - first he'd have to find someone stupid enough to hire him, and crazy enough to let him keep the job, long enough to do any work.

April 04, 2008 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That is why he is always acting stupid in council - he has nothing to do. I think I saw him with one of those end of the world signs.

April 04, 2008 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not easy to tell if City Councilmembers are giving money to fake organizations also because how they use their General City Purposes fund money is not readily available. Each Councilmember dishes out the money without hardly any oversight. The City Clerk, which sends the money to the groups, n order to cover its butt, only requires the Councilmember to sign a piece of paper certifying that the money was used as planned. A Public Records Act request could produce the documents as to how the money is spent, but wouldn't you think that this information should be on the city's website.

April 04, 2008 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny that Higby's blog is posting stories about pedophiles. Bet you'll never see him make a post about it himself. He doesn't want to touch that one. The topic, that is.

April 04, 2008 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You gotta love the fact that Zuma at least has the balls to go after Huizar and for good reason. At hot spots people are talking about sending Zuma tons of info on the crap Huizar is pulling in CD14. Yup, he had the developers tear down historic oak trees in Wyvenwood and not one word in the press but people are pissed. Protest is the word for development in Wyvenwood. don't forget the Housing Authority corruption with his ex aide Gustavo who is a dictator and treats constituents like crap. Go get em Zuma Dogg for the PEOPLE

April 04, 2008 5:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. This time last year "people" were all "mad and angry" about Huizar and they were "all" going to "vote against him." There was a "grass roots" surge that was going to defy the Villaraigosa "machine."

BS spinners. You and your four buddies on disability at the church bingo parlor aren't "the people" anymore than Zuma is hearing from "lots" of people in CD14.

Every councilmember in the city has 8-10 half-crazed constituents who have every blog and free paper in their area on speed-dial and speed e-mail (on their account at the library), and it usually boils down to someone didn't return their call from a field office 3 years ago, and they're still pissed.

In CD14, half of the angry constituent e-mails come from Juan "Johnny Jay" Jimenez and his family members, who think if someone had just given him $100,000 in campaign funds, Huizar wouldn't have been able to "steal" the last election (and leave him with only 1 percent of the vote).


Meanwhile, every time Huizar appears in public the other (99 percent of the) "people" you don't know from Adam show up in droves, applaud him, thank him, pat him on the back, and tell him what a good job he's doing.

If Huizar, or any other councilmember in the city starting re-directing their work efforts or course of action on the basis of the handful of lunatics that complain loud, very day - or WORSE, on something some washed up wigger blogger with a fake rapper identity posted on his ghost town blog, I'd say recall that guy immediately.

You don't shift your rudder based on the tiny group of howling losers.

April 04, 2008 5:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, you don't shift your rudder based on a tiny group. You just put out a press release saying you are shocked and are going to do something about it. Keep trying to minimize things, though. It IS time for damage control. And you know, as well as everyone else that you may have ten people show up for public comment -- but they represent more than ten voices. When you do your market research, you don't interview the entire population.

Your only hope is that this small group of people (that is probably actually somewhat bigger than you are trying to spin -- even though it is true that the masses have their head in the sand) is that they don't pull other heads out of the sand.

April 04, 2008 6:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Blahhhh! Same five angry "masses"

Same song, not even a different verse.

"There are LOTS of us (most of us are just asleep, or busy, or . . ."

Didn't some of you same guys run the Recall Villaraigosa from Council campaign a few years ago? Collected $198 in increments of $99 donations?

And one was a bounced $99 check?

April 04, 2008 7:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When are we going to see pictures of the trees that were cut down in Wyrvenwood?

April 04, 2008 7:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

when your menudo enema kicks in, and don't forget to throw in some chile pequin, it'll cure your yeast infection too.

April 04, 2008 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Nobody cares about your folksy remedies passed down from your grandma. I'm sure medical science would quickly declare them "useless and highly contributive factors towards mental retardation and flatulance".. Although you do have a penchant for directing all conversations towards the "lower regions".. Admit it, there's something about the whole "enema" topic that grasps your attention inordinantly isn't there?

April 05, 2008 3:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote = ANAL.... Too Funny.

April 05, 2008 4:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the dons analyst said...

Nobody cares about your folksy remedies passed down from your grandma. I'm sure medical science would quickly declare them "useless and highly contributive factors towards mental retardation and flatulance"

Menudo is not indicated for this problem. For anonymouse it is the high-octane diesel fuel enemas. Don Quixote, stop practicing your folksy medicine without a license, lol.

April 05, 2008 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mental retardation and flatulance"
--Two afflictions most certainly affecting don queerjote: the retardation is self evident, it shows in his obsession with tripe stew... Flatulence is most commonly the result of ingesting the rotten stew, and is coupled with queerjote's constant "farting from the mouth"..

April 05, 2008 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Voice is voiceless.

It's a fledgling rag that makes up stories, desperately tries to make themselves relevant and think they are journalists.

Well, Voice and you other gossip rags (print and online - you know who you are), get a life.

April 05, 2008 10:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fool Zuma Dog is now pimping "Daily" on this blog.

You just can't make up this stuff, he is so pathetic.

No one reads the fool's blog, so he comes over here to try to drum up a little readership.

Here's a note to Dave Elliott, aka Zuma Dog and Daily:

No one gives a rat's ass about Deming or his bullshit 14 points.

No one gives a shit about your stupid blog.

No one gives a shit about you.

No one wants to read your inane posts that require us to scroll down to read someone that can make his or her points without screaming them in capital ltters.

If you aspire to be a grown up, go get your own readership and stop bothering us all.

In short, get a life; you are amounting to nothing.

April 06, 2008 9:55 AM  

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