Monthly Archives: January 2009

“Private and Confidential” Study Warns Costs of Solar Plan Could Soar, Questions DWP’s Planning, Financial Skills

A front page story in the Daily News  Saturday under the headline “Solar panel initiative getting costlier” reveals for the first time the contents of a definitive $1 million study (dwp-iea.pdf ) analyzing the Department of Water and Power’s operations … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Measure B: The Facts

Editorials in the last week in January in the L.A. Times and Daily News carried these headlines: “L.A.‘s Secret Solar Plan” and “In the dark over Measure B.” A month before the election on the largest solar energy initiative in … Continue reading

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L.A Times Editorial: Measure B: L.A.’s secret solar plan

EDITOR’S NOTE: Despite an army of DWP and “Yes on B” operatives, millions of dollars in special interest money and overwhelming public support for solar energy, opposition is growing to Measure B. Bel Air Beverly Crest, Tarzana and Valley Village … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Billy’s Learns His Lesson — It’s the Money

After spending months revisiting its 2006 decision to spend $42 million on a pachyderm elephant exhibit at the L.A. Zoo, the City Council voted 11-4 to keep Billy the Elephant caged in more comfortable quarters and bring him some playmates, … Continue reading

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Billy the Elephant Will Never Forget — and Neither Should We

Columnist Kevin Modesti in the Daily News offers an amusing look today at the issue that has paralyzed the City Council for so long: One recent afternoon at the Los Angeles Zoo’s elephant exhibit, a grayish creature with wrinkles around … Continue reading

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Bruno, the L.A Watchdog: Does City Hall Know What It’s Doing

By BrunoL.A.’s WatchdogHaving consumed several bowls of water last night, I spent a long time on the old Dog Trainer this morning, every skimpy section, and was struck by one glaring fact: These guys we select to run the city … Continue reading

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Measure B: Lies, Subterfuges and Obfuscations

More than 10 weeks ago, the City Council approved putting Measure B on the March 3 ballot just three weeks after it was introduced — a process that even its most ardent supporters admit was seriously flawed. Just how flawed … Continue reading

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Daily News Editorial on Measure B: In the dark

Voters lack crucial cost information on solar initiative IT’S about time that Los Angeles get some sunshine.Not necessarily on the streets (we need the rain). Voters need a strong light shone directly onto Measure B, the proposition that would require … Continue reading

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The Genius of City Hall Corruption

You got to hand it to City Hall — it has reached a level of such total corruption that even the outcomes of elections make no difference. There isn’t a dictator or mob boss anywhere who can’t admire the genius … Continue reading

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Bruno, the L.A Watchdog: “I Weep for L.A.”

By BrunoL.A.’s Watchdog Judging from some the reaction I get from my fans, some of you think I’m one mean, sarcastic son of a bitch. You’re partly right, that’s for sure. And maybe they’re all right sometimes. I do take … Continue reading

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