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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Are Wal Mart Money and an Anti-Semetic Politico part of Ana Cubas CD 9 Campaign?

Memo to former CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar Chief of Staff and aspiring CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas, is this how you plan to campaign for the open CD 9 City Council seat being vacated by African-American (and Jewish) City Councilwoman Jan Perry? Lets consider these early facts.
** First Candidate Cubas, this shout out to your targeted voters. Attention pro labor CD 9 voters!! Ana Cubas has accepted two $700.00 donations from Wal-Mart employee Javier Angulo as noted in her first campaign fundraising report. As LA Weekly Writer and Native Angelino Blogger Hillel Aron blogs, this should not help keep Cubas in the good graces of Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Leader maria Elena Durazo.

06/12/12Javier Angulo  
(Retail, Walmart)
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Ana Cubas 
Council Member - District 9

1347814 - Ana Cubas for Los Angeles City Council District 9
A - Monetary Contribution Received 
(IND - Individual) 

[Period: 01/01/12 to 06/30/12]
06/30/12Javier Angulo  
(Retail, Walmart)
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Ana Cubas 
Council Member - District 9

1347814 - Ana Cubas for Los Angeles City Council District 9
A - Monetary Contribution Received 
(IND - Individual) 

[Period: 01/01/12 to 06/30/12]

Walmart had the pleasure of sponsoring and participating in La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language daily newspaper, 85th anniversary celebration. The event entailed a guest list of LA Councilman Jose Huizar, LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina, community leaders, corporate leaders, elected officials and the entire Lozano family. ImpreMedia president and CEO, Monica Lozano was presented by Walmart Executive Vice President, People, Gisel Ruiz and Walmart Director of Community Affairs Javier Angulo. Guests were treated by an evening of live entertainment and salsa dancing.

Nice to see that Ana, like her former boss, places money before political principles.

** Second Candidate Cubas, there is this small controversy about one of your female co-hosts for your upcoming fundraiser.
Is the "Hon. Claudia Alvarez" the same Anti-Semetic Santa Ana City Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez who was under fire for making this comment at a recent Santa Ana City Council Meeting, that prompted her later censuring by council colleagues?

Discontent over the taxes that fund the two-year-old PBID has becomefused in many minds with another, related controversy. The otherconcerns efforts by the Chases to diversify what has been for decadesan almost an entirely working class, Latino shopping street byattracting new merchants and shoppers. The effort has led to fears that some longtime tenants of the Chases could be displaced.
“Ryan and Irv Chase … are very much interested in continuing the ethnic cleansing that is going on downtown,” Alvarez said as she began her comments on the PBID, setting the tone for what was to come.
Dave Hoen speaks to the Council as Sal Tinajero, David Benavides and Claudia Alvarez listen.
Alvarez, who works as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office,made an effective argument for why the PBID should be disestablished. In the eyes of at least two of her council colleagues, however, she debased the evening by drawing a comparison between  Irv Chase, who is Jewish, and Hitler.
Alvarez said she had inquired about why Downtown Inc. has its offices in one of the Chases’ buildings and was told it was because the organization got “a great deal” on the rent.  “So if Hitler rents you a place, gives you a great deal, you take it??,” she said. (Correction: Based on video of the meeting, what Alvarez said was: “So if Hitler rents you a place, he’s giving us a great deal, so who cares what he stands for?”)

Candidate Cubas, considering that out-going CD 9 City Councilwoman Jan Perry is Jewish, does the inclusion of someone who made a vile, anti-semetic comment such as your perspective fundraiser co-host Councilwoman Alvarez , reflect a lack of respect for the diversity of the council district you wish to represent? Since your last employment was in a council district that prides its Jewish Roots, we think you will do the right thing in disassociating yourself from the likes of Councilwoman Alvarez.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

she returned the contribution. That is what the parentheses means.

August 02, 2012 6:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is another very controversial figure on Ana Cubas' list of guests for her fundraiser. Monica Garcia, President of the LAUSD Board, is one of the people listed. There is currently a campaign to try to recall her because of her continued attempts to cut Adult Ed Programs, Early Ed programs and all the other budget cuts to education in LAUSD. I heard there is going to be a protest at the Conga Room event. Can anyone confirm this? I don't want to miss out on that one.

August 02, 2012 7:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First of all the State of California is cutting adult education, which means LAUSD, the second largest school district in the country won't have the funds to operate adult Ed.

Secondly, the donation was returned way before this whole LA Times article.

Thirdly, it seems that Scott Johnson is being paid by Bernie parks or Jan Perry since he is always promoting anti herb Wesson propaganda, and recently Bernie parks has been referencing this blog on his own Facebook page. I smell bacon, and it points to Scott Johnson, Bernie parks and jan perry in bed.

August 02, 2012 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Urban Activist 2012 said:

Plain and simple Ana Cubas is an idiot! Narcissistic and could care less about others. In her own mind Ana Cubas mental masturbates illusions of grandeur. Who is she? What is it? Ana Cubas moved out of CD1 and moved into CD9? Reason please? Latino demographics or no Latino demographics, Ana Cubas is not from CD9! Ana Cubas you need to earn your stripes. Next time try running for a seat in "St. Monica" and get a better hair extension consultant while your at it! Or, go back to El Salvador to run for office. Ana Cubas is/was registered to vote in CD 1, CD 9 and CD 14? This is illegal. Please revoke the idiots citizenship please.

What a joke and a slap to CD9 constituents that there is a carpetbagger in the house named Ana Cubas!

VOTE NO FOR ana cubas in CD 9!

August 03, 2012 12:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 03, 2012 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Carpetbagger? Tell me which elected official currently in office hasn't carpertbagged an election? Look at your Assemblymembers and State Senators, more than 75% of these folks werent even born or raised in the areas they represent?

Look at Assemblymember Mike Davis, the guy lives in Koreatown, that's not near CD 9? How about Terri Hara, a cop from Little Tokyo? Is that near CD 9? Oh yeah, how about David Roberts? Is he from CD 9? not at all

Hey people get your facts straight!!

August 03, 2012 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lets not be cruel, and no one should be ask to leave the USA,unless for criminal reasons.
I have to agree, What has Ana Cubas done that can be said publically for any community that would warrant her to run to represent the people? good try using the first salvadorian to run for the seat. THE QUESTION IS, WHAT HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISH THAT WAS NOT JUST SELF WORTH?

August 03, 2012 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Monica Garcia, another person that have disappointed the people, and is not only the cuts in LAUSD, but the way they have been done. Her lack of concern for schools like Roosevelt High School, Boyle Heights, continue low API scores 621, and her alliance to the partnership (PLAS) that is holding RHS HOSTAGE, there has not been adequate improvement in the last five years, 4 or 5 points is not acceptable, the parent are afraid to speak out because of attacks on their children, 66% student drop out rate and safety issues that have not been delt with, but hidden. So who is backing this two failures, Monica Garcia and Ana Cubas, "The Machine" that is why we have so many incompented representatives in the political arena. This segregations of districts for Latinos is wrong. What happen to the Americans, we may come in different colors, originating from foreighn countries, when will Latinos become Americans? We should see each other as Americans, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Indian, Europeans. I am fourth generations Mexican American, when will I be allowed to call myself an AMERICAN.

August 03, 2012 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is time to set up new ordinance,that in order to run for a district you must have lived and have had legal residence within the district the person is running for at least 18 months, or has lived in the district for over five years prior. Exemp if changes made by redistricting during the same time. Exemp should also be that the residence may be within one mile of the district boundaries.

August 03, 2012 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, I guess you self-hate yourself. Being an American is about the self, and I am an American that happens to be Latino.

You are a fool!

Also, get your facts straight, the Machine is Antonio and Maria Elena Durazo who call the shots...have they endorsed or funneled money to Cubas? Look at the facts, they haven't...the machine is not involved in CD 9

August 03, 2012 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Scott Johnson, how much is Bernie Parks and Jan Perry paying you to write for them?

You and then South LA Gang of 2 have nothing better to do than smear people for your lack of work-ethic and morals.

August 03, 2012 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do any of you know Ana Cubas? Who the hell is Mayor Sam? Who is paying him to publish this crap? Who pays Mayor Sam? And Urban Activist, why the hate and the ugliness. No one deserves such foul language. You sound like those right wing racists. Look at the facts, guys!

August 03, 2012 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sofa Agitators!!!! All of you!!!

August 03, 2012 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who the hell are you? Now, go play on the freeway!

August 03, 2012 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FACT: I guess the truth hurts that Ana Cubas is an idiot! Narcissistic and could care less about others. Does she really listen? Is she really all there?

FACT:Ana Cubas mental masturbates illusions of grandeur. Yes, who is she and what is it?

FACT: Ana Cubas moved out of CD1 and moved into CD9? Reason please? Latino demographics or no Latino demographics, Ana Cubas is not from CD9! Ana Cubas is/was registered to vote in CD 1, CD 9 and CD 14? This is illegal. Explain yourself Ana Cubas or revoke the idiot's citizenship.

FACT: Ana Cubas aligns herself with Anti-Semitic support! Stupid, stupid move!

FACT: Ana Cubas accepts money from Walmart that expolits workers.

LAST FACT: VOTE Ana Cubas Needs Hair Extension and fashion consultant!

SOLUTION: VOTE NO FOR ana cubas in CD 9!

August 03, 2012 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael Higby, Scott Johnson and Mike "MEAT" Trujillo are cut from the same cloth..if its not part of there agenda they whine and complain...go get a life.

August 03, 2012 5:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cubas truthers in the house.

August 03, 2012 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

@ Anonynmous 8/3/12 4:47pm
Do any of you know Ana Cubas?
Yes, do you? Ana Cubas is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Full of herself more like it and this is coming from a City Hall insider,.

Who the hell is Mayor Sam?
"Ignorance is bliss."

Who is paying him to publish this crap?
Laissez Faire

Who pays Mayor Sam?
Who pays you? You need to study more.

And Urban Activist?
A wise and knowledgeable political activist/consultant.

why the hate and the ugliness?
Like the opening statement says. "The truth hurts."

No one deserves such foul language.
Where is the foul language?

You sound like those right wing racists. Look at the facts, guys!


August 04, 2012 2:03 PM  

Anonymous CD9 Community Organizer said:

Ditto with Anonymous on August 03, 2012 10:32 AM

"Lets not be cruel, and no one should ask to leave the USA, unless for criminal reasons." It may criminal and unethical for Ana Cubas to be registered in CD1, CD9 and CD14. This looks very bad and very tacky.

"Yes, what has Ana Cubas done that can be said publically for any community that would warrant her to run to represent the people?"

A lot of voters and city hall insiders are trying to figure this one out too. Agreed what has Ana Cubas done to think she is a so-called leader to run for office.

Yes it's "all about self-worth and mental masturbation of a grand illusion."

Find another job Ana Cubas! Thank God our taxes do not pay your salary anymore! Nice to know you are not on Huizar's payroll anymore or are you secretly? And for what if you are?

August 05, 2012 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Scott,

How is LA 32 doing? Well, how would you know if you dont go to meetings? you are doing a disservice to El Sereno, and here you go writing about elected officials not doing there job.

But let me think, oh yeah, elections are coming up and you're going to be elected out!

August 06, 2012 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Am I the only one who sees that this blog is Scott Johnson's only reason for living? I mean, seriously think about it! He lives at home, has no friends, probably hasn't gotten laid since Tom Bradley was Mayor, and always smells like my gym clothes after 2 weeks of not washing them (sorry, I didn't mean to disrespect my gym clothes that way).

LA would be a better place without you around. The day you leave LA or pass away, nobody is going to shed a tear. Life will go on... as it has been from the looks of the amounts of real comments this blog has received over the last 2 years.

Lets see if you have the balls to approve this comment.

August 06, 2012 1:13 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Nice to see the show of love from my bloggin groupies.

August 06, 2012 4:12 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Hey 10:00 A.M.,

How can we represent LA-32 when President Manzano is servicing Rose Hills?

August 06, 2012 4:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can tell Ana Cubas made some comments here.. Hmmm , the truth hurts...hahaha..get off my tax dollars ! Your not representing all women with your cheap self ..

August 06, 2012 6:38 PM  

Anonymous City Hall Insider said:

Several people are not going to attend the next Ana Cubas event at the Congo Room. Reason being is they are not too happy with what they have been learning Cubas. Such as being registered in CD 1, CD 9 and CD 14. Anti-Semitic support is not sitting right others too. Some are contacting the congresswomen to inform them too and to tell them to be careful on endorsements.

August 07, 2012 12:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, did you ever apologize for posting on the internet that Ana Cubas "knows how to handle the chorizo"? If you never apologized for that, you should apoligize.

August 07, 2012 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I smell Eric Hacopian all over this. How much is Eric paying for this garbage, and where is the $$ coming from?

Hey Eric, I can see an investigation coming soon! haha

August 07, 2012 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Political Tweets said:

For those taxpaying constituents who know Ana Cubas' civil servant history and track record, knows Ana Cubas has done diddly squat for the district and the people.

"One of my biggest dreams is to make a difference in my community and to come back and use my skills and my education to help others.” How trite is that response? It's been overused, under-rated and it's old history.

An ivy league education would provide statistical information on the socio-economic disparity that exists in the district, compare and contrast that to the present and the past political representation, and how "new" future political leadership (with Ana Cuba for City Council) would make a difference. With that said, that is not being said!

Ana E. Cubas, there is definitely something wrong with the picture here! It really leaves a bad taste in the voters mouth and a horrible gut feeling overall. Please clarify, Ana Cubas why are you registered to vote in CD1, CD9 and CD14? Why did you move out of CD1 and into CD9 to run for office?

The Clart's Fund? Ana Cubas the voters are still waiting for the report as of several years ago. When do you plan to provide the information to the constituents?

Why do you avoid the media? Logic says running for office means putting yourself out there in the mediafor voters to learn about you. Right? But this one cannot be reached for comment? Ok...

Lastly, leadership comes in all colors and unfortunately Ana E. Cubas just does not make the grade to lead the 9th Council District of Los Angeles. Yes to Latino leadership! No to mediocre Latino leadership! It's a given there are other Latinos that have earned the grade, the integrity, the respect and knowledge to lead and bring the people together, and unfortunately Ana Cubas does not have the qualifications,experience and leadership skills to fill the shoes for CD9. The picture just seems out of focus.

August 09, 2012 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ANA CUBAS MOVE BACK TO DISTRICT 1! You are not wanted in CD9.

August 09, 2012 3:47 PM  

Anonymous CD 9 Community Organizer said:

He is smart, intelligent and genuine! Ron Gochez is from the community and has a huge following of leaders who absolutely love his leadership!

He is politically clean and will not sell-out to opportunists!

He did not move into CD 9 to run for office! Ron has always lived in the community!


August 10, 2012 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vote for Ron Gochez!

August 11, 2012 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Question for Ana Cubas? When do you and Jose Huizar plan to answer to the constituents about the Clarts Fund?

August 13, 2012 12:43 AM  

Anonymous 18NREDETOVOTE said:

Agree Gochez is from the community and understands the district. Yes vote.

August 13, 2012 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:58 August 3, 2012, I am no fool, and I am an American, however, you are segregated and counted only under latina, hispanic, or Mexican, nothing else.
Sorry, you need to be more informed, the Machine is not Villar or Maria Durazo, now who is the fool. The Machine is not even Latinos, Antonio and Maria are just puppets,the same as Huizar, Monica Garcia.

August 14, 2012 10:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I cannot believe that all this guest for Ana Cuba would even show up. This people are informed, and for them to measure up with Ana Cubas is distruction in Politcs, some of the people on the list are already on their way out.

August 14, 2012 10:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ABOUT THE CLARTS FUND? Ana Cubas and Huiza will take the 5th, because Ana Cubas salary of $140,000 for chief of staff comes from the CLARTS FUND. Why so much money? what is she covering up, the CLARTS FUND and what else.
Why is it that Wendy Greuel, refused to audit the CLARTS FUND, OR EVEN QUESTION IT after being request by several communities, El Sereno, Boyle Heigths, Glassel Park NC and communities. Laura Schick tried, did not succeed. Attoney General would not touch it, without a request directly from a State Assemblyperson. Ana Cubas building a dangerous web that is going to catch everyone.

August 14, 2012 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who has no scruples, no respect and is classless?

Answer = Ana Cubas

August 15, 2012 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a joke!!! Ana Cubas did not get the endorsements from Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and her sister Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. The voters of CD 9 informed them of that Ana Cubas is a carpetbagger and is registered to vote in 3 districts! WTF Ana Cubas!

August 19, 2012 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ana Cubas Dream for the community will be nightmer for the community. I would not tell you to go back to San Salvador, but it would be best if you move out of Los Angeles County.

August 19, 2012 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Every Ana Cubas campaign event we have attended the same people attend. Ana Cubas invites at least 1700 on FB but only 20 show up including herself and 5 to 10 regulars. Not very good!

September 03, 2012 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Wake-Up said:

Interesting read from a CD 9 voter about Ana Cubas, Ms. Carpetbagger who moved into CD 9 to run for City Council. She really chopped-off her head with this stupid move. Many equate this being a very very "Stupid" move with the Salvadoran voters. Voters period!
Good job Ana Cubas! Next time Ana Cubas read up on the history of the Salvadoran people. The incident at the parade last weekend is really a slap in the face. You Tube of Ana Cubas talking to herself and now this proves you really graduated with honors.

"Hispanic ... you might want to pick up a book... to get warmed up .. I'd recommend the "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" This book will make you see why Ana E. Cuba riding along with right wingers is vile and misguided. This is the equivalent of riding in the Klu Klux Klan parade next to want to gain notoriety from African American folk. Anyone with any kind of conscience or understanding of history would want to PUKE over this. She is going to need alot of attention to compete with Mr. Gochez and all the hard work he has done with the people of South Central ... but this is stooping way low !!"

Ana Cubas needs to move back to CD 1.

September 04, 2012 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ana Cubas needs a speech class. She was uninteresting and lacks substance.

September 04, 2012 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee! Very few people are interested in supporting Ana Cubas because she burned a lot of people and bridges. Oh well... Time to find another job Ana Cubas.

Not too smart on your part, especially as a Salvadoran "American" woman to support the USA death squad to massacre 1,000's of Salvadorans.

This is a really a reflection of you lack or intelligence Ana Cubas!

September 05, 2012 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone attend the CD9 parade? We could not believe Ana Cubas supported the enemy against the Salvadoran people in El Salvador? Such a disgrace to many people.

We all agree her You Tube video of being an immigrant is so fake. Ana Cubas fled the war in El Salvador at the age of 10 to now support the killing of Salvdoran people at the age of 42? What a stupid idiot!

September 05, 2012 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

New campaign slogan in CD 9. "Anything But Ana Cubas!!"

September 05, 2012 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


September 05, 2012 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Seniors of CD 9 said:

David Roberts or Ron Gochez for City Council. That simple!

September 06, 2012 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Any positive feedback out there for Ana Cubas? None on Mayor Sam. Ms. Cubas?

September 06, 2012 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It looks like Ana Cubas' reputation is not up-to-par:

1. Ana Cubas is registered to vote in CD1, CD2 and CD 14

2. Ana Cubas accepts a campaign contribution from Walmart knowing full well Walmart exploits its workers

3. Ana Cubas associates with Anti-Semitic politicians

4. Ana Cubas supports the U.S. death squad of Salvadorans at a CD 9 community parade

5. Ana Cubas is not from CD 9

What is next Ana Cubas?

September 07, 2012 9:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For sure Ana Cubas needs a hair extension specialist and fashion consultant. But most importantly Ana Cubas needs to take a class in Salvadoran history. All of us cannot believe Ana Cubas supported the killing of Salvadoran by the Americans 30 years ago at the CD 9 parade last weekend.

September 08, 2012 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Political Organizer said:

Ana Cubas invites over 1300 people to her fundraisers and only 25 at most show up. Get a reality check Ana! And face it you are not well liked!

September 26, 2012 12:12 PM  

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