Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Election Nobody Was Supposed to Care About

EDITOR’S NOTE: Join the Political Ad Truth Squad. It’s nearly election day and it’s getting real, news developments, charges and ads and ads and ads. Post your comments on the messages you’re seeing on TV and in the mail and … Continue reading

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Jack Weiss Running Third, Measure B Too Close to Call — Panic at City Hall

The word leaking out of City Hall is that poor Jack Weiss has awakened from his long smug slumber and is having a panic attack at the very real possibility of finishing out of the money in the City  Attorney’s … Continue reading

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LA Weekly Blockbuster: Wretched Excess at City Hall

Los Angeles on $300,000 a year Why next week’s City Council “coronation” will cost you far more than money Those are the headlines on Patrick Range McDonald’sdevastating story in the LAWeekly about what the princes and princesses who serve on … Continue reading

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LA Times: Vote no on Charter Amendment B

Editor’s Note: Here’s the full LA Times editorial on Measure B.The proposed charter amendment and ordinance proposition is less about solar energy than it is a grab for political power.Set aside, for a moment, the secretive and rushed process to … Continue reading

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We Can Defeat Measure B: Top 10 Reasons to Vote NO

Editor’s Note: Listen to the Measure B today on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle as Councilman Bill Rosendahl and I debate how to get solar energy in L.A. at the best price in the fastest time. Click on Air … Continue reading

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Apathy, Defeatism and the Solar-At-Any-Price Argument for Appeasement

The heart of the argument I hear over and over from people who intend to vote for Measure B is the moral equivalent of those who believe in peace at any price. “I know,” they say, “everything you say is … Continue reading

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Daily News, Green Party Oppose Measure B; Laborers Union Members Confront DWP Officials

As momentum against Measure B continued to grow, the DWP — still claiming its a neutral information source — held a series of forums in the last few days around the city but attracted only a few dozen people, most … Continue reading

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All Hands Aboard: Volunteer to Stop Measure B So We Can Get Solar Energy Faster, Cheaper, Better

Ten days to go o stop Measure B and we’re launching a massive mail and phone bank campaign so we need your help to put us over the top in what is going to be a close race. A few … Continue reading

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McIntyre’s Election Eve Party to Take Back LA

KABC’s Doug McIntyre is mad as hell about Antonio’s political machine and he’s not going to take it any more — so let’s party on election eve, March 2. “Join McIntyre as he rouses the rabble to turn out the … Continue reading

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Where Do the CD5 Candidates Stand on Measure B

At the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association forum Wednesday for Council District 5 candidates, I asked them where they stand on Measure B. Adeena Bleich and David Vahedi are opposed. Ron Galperin, Robert Schwartz, Robyn Ritter Simon and Paul Koretz support … Continue reading

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