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Thursday, September 03, 2009

An Invitation from Mayor Villaraigosa

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Hello Friends,

This month is Latino heritage month, and I just wanted to invite you to take part in the exciting opening ceremonies we have planned for this Friday, September 4th, at City Hall.

The ceremonies will be featuring Brazilian dance and samba music, food, and special honorees Jaime Escalante, Sheila E., and Jimmy Smits.

Latino Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Angelenos to learn and share the creativity and enterprising spirit that have been the hallmark of the City of Angels since its foundation. I hope you’ll join me Friday and celebrate the vibrant culture that has helped make Los Angeles the greatest city in the world.

The event is completely free but please RSVP at SP-RSVP@lacity.org. Parking is also available. Here’s all the information you need:

What: 2009 Latino Heritage Month Celebration: "Embracing Our Roots & Cultures: the Tapestry that Built Los Angeles"

When: Friday, September 4th, 10am -12:15pm

Where: City Hall Council Chambers followed by Program and Reception on the South Lawn

RSVP: SP-RSVP@lacity.org.

Parking: when RSVPing, request parking and include the following information.

Driver's Name
Vehicle Make
License Plate Number

Parking is located at 201 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

I look forward to celebrating Latino Heritage Month with you!

Antonio Villaraigosa



Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is such BULLSHIT!!!! The city is going bankrupt, 1st responders are fighting a fire they won't get on top of til Sept. 8th, two firefighters have been killed, public safety officers will start to get furloughed next month and these ASSHOLES think it ok to party and celebrate? This shows what a bunch of classless, no leadership, morons, imbecile, low life goons these politicans are. If they dont' see anything wrong in going through with this then I hope they all get their due KARMA. The only people to go will be the same kiss ass, lap dog, insecure losers we all know. BASTARDS

September 03, 2009 8:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder why he wants us to RSVP. Probably to collect emails to Spam for his next campaign...

September 03, 2009 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is nothing more than info collecting bought and paid for by tax dollars

September 03, 2009 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the mayor is so ignorant and so self serving i dont think he see the damage is doin to him self and all city hall there is so much anger and hate agains city hall is sad to see the direction is taking los angeles
till the masses in los angeles begin demanding change in city hall there will be no change
butt evry thing have a limit and i belive we all redy there

September 03, 2009 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FROM: Community Artist, Apprentices, and Master Artist/SNL 2009

RE: Summer Night Lights (SNL) Contract

DATE: September 2, 2009

To Whom May It Concern,

We the artists of the SNL Gang Reduction Program demand immediate payment for our services. Many of us turned down other work to be a part of this important effort. The SNL programs success is majorly due to the arts component that is present at all 16 parks. We all depend on this - this is our work, we have committed ourselves not only to our craft but to our community to provide the services they all deserve. Likewise we deserve to be treated as professionals in our field of expertise. The Arts community is one of the most effected groups from the current economic downturn and continue to be disregarded by this neglect on the part of the City of Los Angeles.

The experience working hands on with the community has been remarkable. Many of us artist have gone through various lengths and have over exceeded in order to sustain the art, music and dance workshops for Summer Night Lights. For example, asking our colleagues, friends and organizations to donate materials, paying directly from our pockets, swiping our credit cards, borrowed money for equipment and materials. Although we have been partially reimbersed for materials, we have not been paid for our time and professional experience. There has been a significant amount of preparation, time, planning and effort to make SNL a success. Our efforts have over exceeded our expectations and requirements.The latest press release sent out on August 24th regarding White House Conference on Gang Violence and Crime Control states the following: “U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praised Mayor’s SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS program as an innovative approach to reducing gang violence.” This press release illustrates the success of the program however on the other hand we are outraged that we have been left in the shadows; we have been left to fend and find innovative methods to implement and succeed on our own without proper compensation. We have not been paid for our services or materials and equipment.

The contract clearly states that the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayors office will provide modest budgets for materials and equipment, we were told by, Michelle Berne, DCA of a budget cut from our original proposal for equipment and materials, soon after we received 25% of our materials budget three weeks into the program. SNL is now in the last week and we have not received not a single payment for our services.

We need answers today, via email, letter and a follow up phone call.

Thank you for your time and effort in bridging our communities thru the arts.




September 03, 2009 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For people of the Los angeles ciudad it much important for the zuma dogg and future of the government and i he be good for the people. He much divertido and good think because devotion for people of the great city of angels. i have three childrens and go school in near by. i know the zuma dogg do job for the childrens too and he really god for the people. can you please stand with and suport the zuma dogg for all the peoples here in city of love for the city. thank you.

September 03, 2009 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's plenty to criticize him for, but Latino Heritage Month ain't one of them. First, the celebration has been taking place well before he came to office. Second, it's all privately funded so NO PUBLIC DOLLARS are used. That means no furlough money and no "first responder" money. So calm down.

September 03, 2009 11:16 AM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

". . .and special honorees Jaime Escalante, Sheila E., and Jimmy Smits."

Tony! Toni! Toné! . . . DUDE!

How many times I gotta tell you - you really need to update your "honorees" list to include some Latinos known for doing stuff in THIS Century.

What's this, the (Dead) Kennedy Center Honors? If you're not careful AV, people are going to think Latinos stopped doing things worthy of being honored in 1990s. (I think the last time Sheila E. had a song on the charts, you and Corrrrrrrina were newlyweds, and cellphones took up the whole glove compartment).

If you're not gonna take my PR advice, then I just won't cash the checks. (HA! That's a good one!)

Get rrrrrrrrrrrrelevant, Mister Mayor. It's okay to be a "lame duck" for now -- just don't be so LAME-O! If you can't get the BIG names, then do without.

(Or, maybe you DID try for more up-to-date icons, and they're just not taking your calls anymore? Well, we'll work that. I think maybe I can get George Lopez to make a cameo appearance, just for effect).

September 03, 2009 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

whats up with not reporting on alarcons daughter becoming a PW commissioner and getting paid 6 figures to do it?!?!?

September 03, 2009 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:08 a.m. is THE "target" voter for Zuma Dogg . . .

OH, and also for Jehovah's Witnesses, rich deposed Kenyan princes with busy e-mail accounts, sellers of used American cars more than 4-5 years old, and ex-Wacko Walter supporters now seriously depressed because they were just SURE that 2009 was HIS year.

September 03, 2009 12:53 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

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September 03, 2009 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah I agree Parque the list of people performing is a joke. DO you think any Latino with a brain would want to participate in this bullshit? Antonio is damaged goods and a failure. The city of Los Angeles doesn't have the class it once did before the gang banger Mayor got in office. All he's done along with his other Mexican Mafia corrupt fools like Huizar, Alarcon, Reyes, Cardenas is bring a lower class of illegals here to cause blight and waste billions of dollars. These Latino politicos grew up like TJ's living in filth and are ok with it.

September 03, 2009 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You mean to tell me both Cynthia Ruiz and this woman are making over $100,000 as public works commissioners?" This is total bullshit. And where did Tony Cardenas's brother go who left?
Read in Daily News Opinion

September 03, 2009 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dumb ass media never reports the facts or truth. Ask anyone who lives in South LA and they will tell you the Summer Night Lights program has been an absolute failure. From July to August there were over 30 homicides. Each of the areas where the homicides took place had a SNL. Then if you read Connie Rice's gang report the Mayor stole the idea from someone else. But lazy ass LA reporters take the easy way out and skip the facts. They report what's easy for them. Is it any wonder everyone now gets their news of LA from other cities and internet sites?

September 03, 2009 3:01 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

That's our Mayor!!

Having a party while the City burns.

Very much his style....

September 03, 2009 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A. City is BURNING, Phil?

Do tell, you alarmist hack.

Is there a tsunami headed our way, as well.

(Didn't your nanny ever tell you it's wrong to yell "FIRE" in a crowded city -- especially when it's mostly COUNTY area that's on fire?)

September 03, 2009 4:24 PM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

What's wrong with the mayor getting in touch with his Latino heritage? The last time we saw him appeal to the Latino community this way, was when he wanted their vote.

Not that this event is a big effort on his part, but it's nice to see that after a full term as mayor, he's willing to do something more for his own community, other than just charm them to get their vote and then act like they hardly exist.

September 03, 2009 5:04 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Any thoughts on whether it is preferred to "pay back" LACERS over five years or 15; and what the benefits of each would be; along with the negative impact of each decision? Which would YOU chose. Now THERE is a topic I would like to see come up somewhere during the campaign cycle. Or how about simply posting agenda items and asking each candidate how they would vote, or even to explain what is being voted on. You might be able to narrow things down that way for you undecided voters.

September 03, 2009 6:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Creating a "sanctuary city" here in Los Angeles played a big role in heading the city in a downward path, drawing in more poor and prompting the exit of a lot of the middle class, contrary to whatever Tony claims.

None of the politicians want to acknowledge this particular element as a part of what got them to this condition but it did help. Not the only reason, but every little bit hurts.

September 03, 2009 6:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cmon, Zuma. It is not fair to ask Paul Krekorian to get into specifics about day to day City business! Paul will wet his pants if you ask him about LACERS or agenda items. (Essel will faint.)

September 03, 2009 8:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of Latino heritage did anyone watch the insane Alarcon rant Zuma posted yesterday? After Alarcon got done crying about Zuma, he gave a shout-out to his homies Cardenas and Reyes and praised them for growing beards. Then he made a joke about Reyes's macho beard and said "Only the Latinos in the audience will get that one". I shit you not. Watch here

September 03, 2009 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

goddammit zuma dogg, that is not the subject here.

are you remotely able to follow the rules on SOMEONE ELSE'S BLOG?

just PRETEND you're not campaigning, even though you always are.

September 03, 2009 8:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

well-stated 817. i'm surprised zuma hasn't reposted here the obnoxious post of his chance-bump into with tamar galatzan today. after all, it's always about zuma dogg when zuma dogg is in the room.

September 03, 2009 8:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Latino Heritage Month? Yeah, why not celebrate the finest of this rich culture with a taxpayer funded photo op for the Mayor of Failure. And yes, let's have some modern day Latino role models. Perhaps the Mayor of Failure could nominate himself for another Achievement Award and go to South Africa again on our dime. Only this time, give him a one-way ticket.
This is an offensive irresponsible waste of money, unless they get some heavy lifting equipment to hoist Paul Koretz for use as a pinata. I'd pay for that!
Wouldn't it be great if the Feds came along and celebrated another cultural activity - serving grand jury subpoenas.
Will the last legal resident to leave Los Angeles please remember to turn out the lights.
See y'all manana, asta la vista.

September 03, 2009 10:18 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I don't know how to pretend to not campaign. It's not in my DNA. That's like saying pretend you don't need air? It's like asking Michael Jackson to not Moonwalk on stage. And speaking of that, if he were here, I'm sure he would be asking you to start with the man in the mirror and "make that change" for using language like that to make your point. You should save his damning for more important issues. Like fixing the budget.

September 03, 2009 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good point Zuma. I'd be curious to know how each candidate would vote on the 5 year versus 15 year plan.
Given that the 15 year plan would require additional monies from the tax payers, their vote could be telling.

Would they stand up to this kind of pressure?

September 04, 2009 2:21 AM  

Blogger Matt Dowd said:

I said BUY Nokia at 12.50.

SELL today at 14.

its 12% in two weeks.

and while the market crept backward, they crept forward.

September 04, 2009 6:59 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Campaign staffers....

Remind your candidates to get their profiles in to Mayor Sam. 4 of 10 have been posted.

Waiting on replies from others...

September 04, 2009 8:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2 firefighter's families will have a private memorial for them and the dumb ass Latino politicans don't see anything wrong in celebrating while many people have lost their homes and possessions, thousands have been evacuated. What a surprise these clowns have no clue or conscience of right or wrong. Pathetic excuse for human beings. But there they'll be dancing and partying while so many are devastated.

September 04, 2009 8:17 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

It's also National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month but I guess the Mayor doesn't care about women's cancers all that much.

September 04, 2009 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

but the mkayor does offer free exams!

September 04, 2009 9:25 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

8:24pm, you are SO busted!!!

The 8:17pm was not approved yet by 8:24pm, so how could you have seen it already to make a follow up comment. BUSTED!!!

And how odd that you BRING UP the fact that you are surprised I did not bring something up.

I don't know when mental illness week is, but you should mark it on your calendar.

September 04, 2009 9:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another Latino who doesn't get enough press or credit for his doing all he can for his homies:
Sheriff Lee Baca.

Doug McIntyre did a story this morning on the issue of who should get the concession for municipal golf carts, and even he thought it was too funny that Baca called in to offer HIS opinion on who should - one of his buddies, of course.

As Doug said, no juice, no business, and even the Sheriff has to push for a buddy to get the golf cart contracts. Doesn't Baca have ANY shame? We all know why he's in bed with Trutanich, Zine, the PPL and the prison guards' union, but throwing his weight around over GOLF CARTS?

September 04, 2009 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg, shouldn't you be screaming at city hall or eating a sandwich by now? Oh, I forgot. You're broke.

As for Matt O'Dowd, shouldn't you be at City Council? Oh, I forgot, you got your ass handed to you along with a 30 meeting banishment for swearing in front of CHILDREN in attendance.

September 04, 2009 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only a City Employee would be this obsessed with Zuma and Dowd. 11:31, we pay your rent. Just keep that in mind when you disparage others.

September 04, 2009 11:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not a city employee. It's Wacko's Loon plotting against Zuma so that Wacko can make his comeback.

September 04, 2009 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TRUST me, 11:40 a.m., Dogg and Dowd aren't paying ANYONE's "rent" or even their own way in life.

Here's an interesting condundrum for you -- how come it's the ones who make the LEAST financial contributions to society's welfare who seem to always scream the LOUDEST about how the government is cheating THEM!

"I'm a TAXPAYER," one says, but if you really looked at the dollars and cents of it, they're on the DOLE in some form or another for major portions of their life -- being PAID FOR by the people who seldom have the time or inclination to chase public officials around hassling them.

Why? BECAUSE WE'RE AT WORK, paying for the like of these BUMS for the first 3-4 hours of every work day.

(Not to mention that any City employee who did happen to log on here, to hassle those loudmouths or whatever, is probably ALSO paying 10 times the amount of taxes as the DEADBEATS they're supposedly dogggging.

Or, did you forget, the government -- at EVERY LEVEL -- zings City workers, too!

September 04, 2009 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay. So we had an invite to some "stupid" thing going on today. Did anyone go??

What I really would like to know is, with all this media covering the Station fire, where the heck has Villamugroso been? Not once has he expressed any words of sorrow to the fire victims. He's always ready for a TV shot. So, where has he been hidding....

September 04, 2009 12:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

September 04, 2009 12:07 PM

I thought Walter said he wasn't going to post here anymore? I wonder if he would be willing to put his name on that?

September 04, 2009 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i would've loved to attend the party today from 10am -12:15pm, but i was stuck at work paying taxes so tony villar and all the city workers could attend a party today from 10am -12:15pm. i suppose there's always next year and maybe by then tony villar will drive every last business out of l.a. so i'll be unemployed and able to attend the party from 10am -12:15pm with tony villar and all the city workers.

September 04, 2009 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

September 04, 2009 12:07 PM

That comment sure looks like Wacko. Look at the language patterns and make your own decision. Excuses, excuses, excuses. I guess some people never, ever, ever get even one day a year off. Not one day ever. I really feel sad for you.

September 04, 2009 12:56 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I'm still waiting for public comment on agenda items from Van Nuys city hall. I'm the only one here. Not TOO lonely. At least I have free wi-fi here to pass the time. I was going to leave, but then I would just be blogging at some coffee shop with a lot of noise. So I may as well just stay here, if I can make it through this "golf cart vendor" item, which is shady as hell. Dennis Zine said he has NEVER been lobbied so hard, from both sides, in his eight years as councilmember. Alarcon and Cardenas are on opposite sides of the tug-o-war, on this one, so that is interesting. Jan Perry stood up in outrage over some comments made by one of the panel members on the topic over the issue of "cash" operations.

ZUMA LAYS IT ON THE LINE: O.K., I got caught up in the moment at the public comment podium and I declared, "It's put up, or shut up for Zuma Dogg. There's an election on the 22nd, and I'll either carry on as Councilmember, or fade off into the sunset because I cannot carry on this way any longer (as a public gadfly)."

DION O'CONNELL GOT ALL EXCITED and Eric Garcetti tagged my public comment with, "City Attorney Dion O'Connell wanted to know if you would put that in writing." LOL!

And although I just blurted that out cause it sounded good from the podium as I was talking about the election in a couple weeks, on a day I have never been more burnt-out, broke, dark and hungry; you gotta remember it was "David" the candidate, and he doesn't speak entirely for Zuma Dogg, so you never know what will happen on the 22nd.

I'd like to think that I have been hanging in there a little longer for the election, which is coming up soon, FINALLY...but seriously, if I'm not elected Councilmember as a paid gig, I GOTTA MOVE BACK TO MALIBU AND TRY AND REBUILD MY LIFE AND START LIVING REGULAR DAYS.

I hope I win and can REALLY get in there and do everything I envision doing and being that "reformer" people expect me to be.

September 04, 2009 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma, you don't have to be "public gadfly" to have an impact. Many people have jobs and lead regular lives and still contribute to the public discourse.

Many times those voices make the most difference because they come from regular folks, not gadflys or lobbyists.

September 04, 2009 3:14 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

on the gafly tip, today council started to say the stuff i was saying the REAL problem is regarding medical marijuana (medi-juana) collectives in the city of L.A.

I have been saying in meetings it is the doctors who write prescriptions to anyone, and I blogged about the doctors who "recruit" patients at Venice Beach Boardwalk hundreds at a time who are creating the demand for all of these collectives.

Today, Huizar and Zine stood up and said that stuff during a BIG item on Medi-juana.

So first this week they adopt my call for "Special Event Fee Waiver" reform, as Richard Alarcon complains that I am "dictating" city policy (cause he doesn't want his shady money cut back); and now, Council takes my cue and gets to the root of the problem as described by Zuma Dogg as told to him by the medical marijuana community in the first place. IT'S THE SHADY DOCTORS.

I'm not even bitter, but feel very, very good when I see Huizar and Zine echoing the content from my blog posts and comments I made during council and committee meetings along with comments I made to them in person on this issue of the medi-juana doctors.

ZUMA DOGG FOR LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL. I'm already working with these guys on the BIG stuff. Imagine if I was their full time consultant as councilmember. There would be so much less insanity! WE COULD GET TO THE BOTTOM LINE, RIGHT AT THE START INSTEAD OF SPINNING YOUR WHEELS FOR A YEAR OR MORE UNTIL YOU COME TO THE SAME CONCLUSION.

Let's do it!

September 04, 2009 3:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shadiness alert!

Paul Krekorian, who his colleagues in Sacramento lovingly refer to as Paul Crack-Whore-Ian (but I digress) is about to get an Independent Expenditure.

You know, one of those wink-wink, nudge-nudge, things where a big donor who wants to break the contribution limits just does the campaign himself, but without any "coordination," wink-wink, nudge-nudge.

Paul Kevorkian (as he will assist LA in committing suicide, but I digress) just released his campaign pictures AND logo in high-resolution on Flickr. You know, so a not-coordinated, "independent" donor could download them.

Prediction: here comes the IE, with the Flickr pictures.

September 04, 2009 4:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF!!!! Reyes, Alarcon and Cardenas all look like cartoons. How girlie and stupid for them to all grow beards together and mustaches. They're losing their hair on their heads so they try to grow on face. They are the ugliest group of men in the city. They are the Mexican Mafia wanna be

September 04, 2009 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael you must post this ridiculous photo of LaBonge with a dancer in city council

Antonio supports domestic violence abusers. Jimmy Smits has been arrested and LAPd has responded so many times for Jimmy being a coward and hitting his girlfriend. But Antonio is also a DV abuser according to credible sources so he invites him to city council and praises him. GREAT ROLE MODEL YOU IDIOT

September 04, 2009 4:25 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:



September 04, 2009 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And, Michael Jackson is still dead.

(The ghost of Chevy Chase)

September 04, 2009 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With all of the loudmouths on this blog, did not one of them have the inclined to post a fresh thread today?

Zuma had 2 or 3, not relying on anyone other than his own ingenuity.

ZUMA: do you have any idea of how many visitors read your blog each day, like a counter?

September 04, 2009 6:24 PM  

Anonymous THE THREE WRATHS!!! said:

Zuma.... we get YOU!

Agreed, that golf bullshit reaks of
shaaaadinsss!!! up to the gazoooo

YEAH! we followed the mari-iguana
talk going on for too long now....
know lots of emails going left and
right on that hot potato..........

Postings from all over L.A.; your
blog and Mayor Sam too!!!

Yeah, we attend various corrupt
meetings and here lots of bullsit
talk especially in L.A. council-
chambers those "CHARLATANS" SURE

Reyes and Cardenas growing MUSTACHE
GOATEES' OK they're well water is
no doubt connected and infested!!!
Alarcon too not exempt, now you can
not deny, they are "THE THREE AMIGO

Zuma stay focussed and keep OOON...
TRUCKIN heading to winVILLE!!!WE'RE

September 04, 2009 6:29 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Thanks to LA Weekly for calling Zuma Dogg for some quotes on a few of the candidates. "Goes Along" Galtzan, Krackwhorian and E$$el were making me especially cranky at the time of the call. My cell phone charger is broke, so I had to hustle the AT&T store for a free call to give the interview. YES, the candidate who can do MORE with LESS!

And I saw someone who was at Tamar's fundraiser, last night. She only had about 15 people there I am told. And I know who a couple of them were, so she's not exactly setting the district on fire.

September 04, 2009 7:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope you win Zuma.

September 04, 2009 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:04PM, FYI Jack Weiss did the same thing with his Flickr pictures, but unfortunately most of the smart money bailed on Jack when he lost the primary. His opponent, got IEs but he didn't need to give them any material. Their IE campaigns concentrated on beating up Weiss.
If Krackorian follows the same plan expect to see the negative campaigning ramping up any day now. There's plenty of material; Galatzan's LAUSD mailer, and Essel's residence.
Should be interesting.

September 04, 2009 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am still with Zuma on his point of how the candidates would have voted on the LACERS deal. Their votes are what put us deeper into debt. My guess is ZD would have pushed for the five year plan. Am I right Zuma?
Does anyone know how the other candidates would have voted?

September 04, 2009 11:53 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Very good. I never said anything to cause you to make that distinction. I'm running for City Council so forgive me if I am trying to sell my benefits to the voters. I can say, "Although there are other fine people out there who are not gadflies, I am going to mention what I have done as a gadfly."

Maybe you can call and tutor me on how to be more like you. Sorry I've done what I've done in the meantime and am not a "regular folk" but a gadfly. I thought gadflies WERE regular folks? Sorry, I'm out of excuses. I'm sure you aren't. Keep spinning. I'll try to find one of those "Men in Black" mind erasers and look right into it for you, then shine it on everyone in the city, until there is no memory or history of Zuma Dogg anywhere. Then Wackos and Loons can rejoice in perfect harmony!

September 05, 2009 12:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There has to be something illegal about this that happens all the time in council. Where's zuma? Yesterday they debated for two hours on the golf cart issue. Mitch Englander is the Chief of Staff for Greig Smith. His uncle is Harvey Englander the lobbyist for the golf cart company that got the continued contract. Then you have the Pplitical Union = Police Union PPL press person who works for Harvey Englander. The PPL has paid thousands to all the city council members. Is this shit legal?

After an intense lobbying effort, the City Council rejected the recommendation of the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners to award a 10-year contract for cart rentals to a new concessionaire, Sherman Oaks-based Ready Golf Centers.
Barry A. Sanders, president of the park commissioners board, said the city's longtime golf cart operator, J.H. Kishi Co., will continue on a month-to-month contract while the panel starts over. Harvey Englander, a lobbyist for Kishi, said he was pleased that the council "saw there were deficiencies" in the process of rating the bidders.

September 05, 2009 7:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The event at council was very silly.
lots and lots of talking, way too much, flags of every central and south American country came out, read by Alarcon, then all the Mexicans had to talk, of course, the mayor too who stumbled even more than usual over his words. That big incompetent Trutanich was there but Wendy and most others wouldn't make eye ocntact with him, then some fat ladies danced and jiggled some Columbian dance.
It was the three least coordinated gringos, LaBonge being first, then koretz and Rosendahl who joined them. Rosendahl had to tell us that he the spirit so moved him he was dancing even after hernia surgery. TMI.

Later, they upset LaBonge and Cardenas' golf cart plans, sticking with the same vendor they'd had for 40 years because they'd kick back a bigger percent to the city, even though they hadn't done a great job so far. Worried about backlash, afraid of their own shadows now. The Daily News said the would-be new vendor had spent $250,000 meeting the RFP so far and wishes they'd never gotten involved with the city. Jan Perry got defensive about the current vendor being possibly dumped. No one knows why there's been so much lobbying for these contracts, that even Sheriff Baca had to try to throw his weight around fo rhis preferred vendors.

At some point Alarcon's daughter got confirmed to the one well-paid commission gig, replacing Cardenas' brother, who was really mad at the Daily News editorial about nepotism. (Andrea had briefly just been a taxicab commissioner to give her resume for this job, but she said she'd also worked for numerous other legislators after law school and that she had never intended to practice the law.)

They were a sad spectacle, not one leader among them, really pitiful.

September 05, 2009 10:33 AM  

Anonymous g said:


September 05, 2009 4:22 PM  

Blogger mary whoopee said:

I am so BURNT OUT on Villar's pathetic "Latin King" mentality that I'm ready to "vomitos" pronto. Why does he stop here? Why doesn't just go ahead and crown himself the Aztec god of Aztlan, complete w/ a huge Queztlquaddle (sp?) head-dress and loincloth. Then he can declare Spanish and cholo-speak the official languages of L.A. and restrict us from speaking in English. (Mondays-and-Thursdays-but-not-during-the-hours-of-9:AM-and 4:PM., hokay, Meester Mayor?) Then Tony le Tigretto can establish a curfew for all gabachos in a gang "out"junction declaration entitled Special Order Patty. Let's face the mariachi music, People: In Los Angeles, EVERYDAY IS LATINO HERITAGE DAY. Along w/ Jaime Escalante, Jiminy Smicketts and Speedy Gonzalas, Villar should've given a posthumous award to Pancho Villa and declared Fidel Castro Man of the Year. And did you notice all those Bra-zillion dancers were black? Ha, ha-- that must've bugged the HECK out of all the racist Mexican city officials!Woo-Hoo!!

September 06, 2009 2:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love Antonio and I'm so glad he's our mayor. I hate white people who give other white people a bad name. Like that old woman named Rita. What the hell is up with her?

Rita, are your great and great-great grandparents from here? Are they Native American killers? They must be. You are more bitter than Bernie could ever be.

September 08, 2009 2:51 AM  

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