Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Solar 8: Our Legal Defense

The question of whether the “No on Prop. B” ballot argument is false and misleading will go before Judge David Yaffe at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday Jan. 8, 2009 in Department 86. Mitchell Schwartz, president of the Los Angeles League … Continue reading

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From the Desert to the Sea, DWP Is the Enemy

Editor’s Note: Even as the City Hall power structure argues Proposition B will avoid the need to build costly high-voltage transmission lines to bring green power to Los Angeles, it is rushing forward to do just that: Build a costly … Continue reading

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Prop. B Is for Bribery and Blackmail — Political Power, Not Solar Power

This is pay-to-play pure and simple. The DWP and the IBEW union that runs it blocked solar energy development in Los Angeles for a decade, demanding that the utility own all major solar installations and that the work of installing … Continue reading

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Forget Ethics Reform:Video Cameras, Bugs and Wiretaps Are the Way to Clean Up City Hall

Sometimes a great notion comes from unexpected places like the answer to rampant pay-to-play dealing in City Hall comes from inside City Hall itself. In an effort to prevent Metrolink train engineers from text messaging on their cell phones when … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Solar Fraud: The City Council Debate

I know it’s asking a lot of people to actually get informed for themselves about things and make up their own minds but if I have to go back to the fateful City Council meeting on Nov. 7 and listen … Continue reading

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Laura Chick: Chicago-style Politics Hits L.A.

Back room deals, critical reports kept secret, basic processes violated, insiders get the money, the public be damned — that’s what City Controller Laura Chick sees in the mayor and City Council’s mad rush to put the largest solar energy … Continue reading

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Scenario for Dictatorship: Los Angeles of, by and for the Special Interests

For months now the people behind Antonio Villaraigosa — men like Ari Swiller and Keith Brackpool who have huge investments in water and power development companies — have been raising millions in campaign funds for the mayor and the political … Continue reading

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L.A.’s Solar Energy Fraud: Is this what President-elect Obama stands for?

The trail of responsibility for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s fraudulent solar energy proposal leads straight to President-elect Obama, raising questions about whether all that talk of change and citizen participation and democracy was just so much lip service. The mayor himself … Continue reading

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The ‘Secret’ Solar Plan Document — 13 reasons Prop. B is a Fraud

Editor’s Note: Judge David Yaffe gave Jack Humphreville and other signatories on the No on Prop. B ballot argument until Dec. 30 to respond to the legal intimidation by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s lawyer who is representing Mitchell Schwartz and the … Continue reading

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