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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Saturday Hotsheet: Jose Huizar Praises Rudy Martinez

“Rudy Martinez is someone who has provided quality services and improved the standard of living of the Northeast Los Angeles area and has demonstrated a willingness to contribute his time and financial services.”
- Jose Huizar

Politicians LOVE to give out proclamations en masse to anyone in their Districts these days.  Used to be you had to be quite distinguished to get a calligraphied certificate of recognition from the City; now one only need make a call to your local Council office to get a proclamation.  Indeed, it's not uncommon to go to a Chamber of Commerce installation, a Rotary Club meeting,  a church service or a Jaycees Convention and not see a parade of young, wet behind the ears aides de camp to local electeds with stacks of laser printed certs in faux leather folders in hand.

The only problem with that is that an elected may not know when they may give such praise to a future opponent that could very well be used in a future campaign.

The folks at the Rudy Martinez campaign are doing just that as they quote a Jose Huizar proclamation praising the CD14 challenger.  While systematically knocking down the Trujillo operation's initial volley of slime campaigning against Huizar.

In other news...

Paul Hatfield blogs that CD4 challenger Stephen Box is making the best use of social media in his campaign not only in the District represented by Tom LeBong but in all of the races citywide.

Speaking of Box very good piece by the billy goated one over at LA Citywatch about the absolute arcane laws on the book - coupled with a little nanny statism - that prevents regular folks, mainly the poor, from growing their own food on City owned land or even their own.  Box correctly asserts Los Angeles has made an all out offensive on the urban farmer.  And that doesn't even count Dennis Zine's late night Starsky and Hutch like offensive on the South Central Farmers a few years back.

The Parent Revolution continues to gear up for the big pulling of the Parent Trigger early next week.  What school is in their target? Lock and load, stay tuned.

When the HOWS Market in NoHo closed they said it was because the area could not support an "upscale" retailer. That wasn't the problem I said at the time.  HOWS wasn't upscale and though it had some bright spots like it's Wine Room in NoHo it had many other issues that failed to allow it to catch a following.  Looks like I was right.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

what do you expect him to say about his friend. What Huizar should of said "Rudy Martinez is a piece a shit and no good for nothing bar owner who allows underage students from oxy to drink without I.D's. You can comfirm this comment from Carlonia Aguirre who has been bad mouthing Rudy.

December 04, 2010 1:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sadly the CD14 race will get ugly with more personal attacks then speaking to the issues. Huizar's district has more condensend area of gangs but I don't understand why he voted to reopen more pot shops. The other big issue I'm reading on blogs and emails is Huizar has let his community go down the toliet and look dirty with all the illegal vending. Constituents don't understand why he's allowed it when other council members have cleaned it up in their districts. The facts of the South LA Farmer's is the poor immigrants were used by the top people. LA Weekly had a good balanced story putting it out. The South LA Farmers demanded they be given land that was owned by Horowitz. This is typical arrogant behavior of some having a sense of entitlement. The media never reported the majority of people in LA according to polling supported Horowitz taking his own land back.

December 04, 2010 6:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice smack down by the Rudy camp.

December 04, 2010 10:33 AM  

Blogger Phil Genderbong said:







December 04, 2010 1:15 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Trujillo's charge from Mayor Villar is this: Do whatever it take to save Jose.

The good news is that unlike some other recent good guy candidates who were too "nice" to stand up to thuggish campaign tactics (Sunder Ramani for one), Rudy has balls and will not let these clowns define him nor spread their lies.

He also has a very good consultant who knows how to go up against the thug campaign hacks.

Won't be easy but Rudy has a clear shot to win. That is why Huizar is "pissed."

December 04, 2010 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"farmers who grow their own food on city owned property."

WHAT? WTF IS UP WITH THAT? WHAT ABOUT "IT'S NOT YOUR PROPERTY" don't you or the farmers understand? You want to farm? Do it on a spot where you own the land!

And what is the deal with farmer's in 2010? This is yet another example of Mexicans and other Latinos living like the third world.

It isn't the third world.
It's Los Angeles.
And it's 2010.
Go to the supermarket and buy your fucking veggies. Your children aren't going to get ahead if you're ploughing the land. I'm in favor of CORPORATE FARMING from the central valley.

If you want to be American, you have to decide if you want to be an American from the 1860s or the American of the modern day.


December 04, 2010 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Home Depot operating Xmas tree bizness in Sunland-Tujunga and pretending to be another bizness!
Why r u not on this Joe B?

December 04, 2010 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the talk of CVD14. So many people are already against this BS. Surprise surprise this could have happened years ago but Huizar got up off his ass and now wants to improve 1st Street. NO ONE WANTS ARTISTS MURAL CRAP ON OUR STREETS. WHERE IS THE COMMUNITY INPUT ON THIS BS?? Huizar is going turn Boyle Heights into Mexico with murals of TJ crap. WE DON'T WANT IT
""""""Metro’s CEO and City Council member Jose Huizar kicked off a $12 million project to improve the infrastructure surrounding the new rail line. "“One way of supporting it is to improve some of the very old infrastructure on that street, to improve the pedestrian access to the local shops to improve the facades on the buildings.”


December 05, 2010 8:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm confused. The Hollenbeck Youth Center's huge xmas toy giveaway in Boyle Heights is the same day as Huizar's Boyle Heights Xmas tree lighting and toy giveaway. So in other words the same kids will double dip and get more toys because Huizar was dumb enough to schedule on the same day??
5th Annual Boyle Heights Tree Lighting & Toy Giveaway
Saturday, December 11
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mariachi Plaza
Join Councilmember José Huizar for our annual toy giveaway and tree lighting celebration. Thousands of children and their families receive a free gift and photo with Santa Claus courtesy of our generous sponsors: Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and CVS.

This is why I don't think Neighborhood Council help communities. Why are they using their money to help Huizar who has over $2 million in discretionary funds????

December 05, 2010 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:37AM, I think that it's Huizar using his money to pull off the event that the NC supports and they are willing partners for the goal of the event.

Huizar puts in money, unlikely that it's personal cash but probably tax dollars, and the Neighborhood Council gets the event off the ground while- knowingly or not, boosting Jose's visibility in that community.

For the incumbent Huizar, as with all incumbents, it's easy to be seen by using tax dollara or in a pinch, campaign dollars, to set up a "fill-in the blank" event and look relevant to the ordinary person who probably has no idea of what kind of things go on at City Hall.

Give them some glitter and glam and there's large chunk of voters on your side with all this kind of promotion as a collateral effect of having the access to OPM (other people's money), tax dollars ususlly, to conduct such things.

In CD 14 there's going to be more spending by the incumbent by the time the March elections roll around.

I guess I will see him in Mass again in Eagle Rock by that time for the obligatory pre-election visit and introduction- it would be more truth in advertising if the introduction carried that message, "It must be election time, Council Member Jose Huizar is in attendance today- We haven't senn you at mass since the last election." "And we are just a block away from his district office, too."

In CD-14

December 06, 2010 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey "In Seedy-14"

Why would you see Huizar at mass in Eagle Rock, when he lives in Boyle Heights, and works downtown 90 percent of the time.

He spends very little time at his field offices, by design - that's for field staffers that work the area.

Have you also checked out the masses near where he actually LIVES, or would that spoil your argument?

Do YOU attend mass near when he lives? No? I see.

Bitch, bitch, moan, moan.

"We see him too MUCH; we see him too LITTLE."

"He misses IMPORTANT votes - downtown (none actually anyone can pinpoint); he isn't HERE where I can see him in the burbs enough."

"He sponsors TOO many community events; he doesn't spend ENOUGH money IN the community."

Can you actually slow down your manic heads for half a minute and listen to just how often one Huizar hater posting here goes on the CONTRADICT the very next one, then you all nod like bobble-head dolls, "yes, that's right... it's day out AND it's pitch black. It's sweltering AND it's freezing!"

December 06, 2010 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:27 All that happens to be is just what was said- The whole thing locally is about Jose, much like the city wide activity was about Villaraigosa, the one responsible for putting him in the council seat.

Of course Jose only comes to visit ER for a mass to get votes, and it happens only during his campaigning for re-election. No mystery or hidden agenda here.

No one has to hate anyone to disagree and Jose is a very amiable person but I don't want to see him return for another term.

Other posters have different opinions but dissatisfaction remains the common theme. If you check the CM's performance, there is much to see and it's not benn good for the city or the CD.

in cd 14

December 06, 2010 10:11 PM  

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