Monthly Archives: August 2008

Bruno’s stupid dog trick: Turning on and off the pool pump

Every morning at precisely nine minutes to nine, the ferocious dog my wife rescued from the bushes several years ago goes berserk.It’s the moment the pool motor comes up and the vent in the pool bubbles up for a couple … Continue reading

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They break the law with impunity, they are cowards and bullies, they treat the public with contempt…Who are they?

EDITOR’S NOTE: As honorary chairman of the Saving L.A. Project, I am going down to City Hall on Wednesday to object to the City Council going behind closed doors to discuss in private what is nothiing but a political fight … Continue reading

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City Hall has lost its way and betrayed the public trust: Sunland-Tujunga vs. Home Depot

By Katharine RussCorrespondent The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most revered symbol of liberty — holding that is the people’s right to abolish the government and replace it with a new government that will act in accordance with the … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Antonio rescues Labor Day Weekend travelers

As he and the L.A. convention delegation come home to picket lines at LAX, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced this morning that he has convinced baggage handlers and other SEIU union members who work for private contractors at the airport to … Continue reading

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NAKED CITY, a daily news report

SEIU makes Labor Day Weekend News: Federal probe, LAX strike and the altruism of public serviceOne of the key elements in news judgment is proximity: Like there’s a murder on the Westside and the Times gets excited so the next … Continue reading

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Something’s fishy when Clear Channel backs down on an electronic billboard application

With a hearing set this afternoon before the South Valley Area Planning, Clear Channel has backed down at the last minute and withdrew its controversial application to put a much-hated electronic billboard up in Encino.Perhaps Clear Channel has decided to … Continue reading

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NAKED CITY, a daily news report

Let’s have a party — millions in small change found lying around City HallIf your house is like mine, there’s little boxes here and there with coins lying around that could add up to enough for a pizza or something … Continue reading

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Right under Antonio’s radar, Airport officials are hiring PR firms

It’s hard to believe how this could be happening after all the headlines and trials and mayoral directives but it’s true — the give away of public money to public relations firms for jobs that city workers are paid to … Continue reading

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NAKED CITY, a daily news report

The mayor of some small town out in the desert somewhere stumps for Obama in Pueblo. ColoJimmy Hahn, L.A.’s former mayor if you remember him, might not have inspired the masses with his laconic style but he did attract a … Continue reading

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Clinton delegate attacks Obama fan Laura Chick

Editor’s Note: This item comes unadulturated from the Associated Press at the Democratic National Convention. Democrats rent asunder _ over chairs, football By DEVLIN BARRETT DENVER (AP) – There wasn’t blood on the floor of the Democratic National Convention on … Continue reading

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