Monthly Archives: November 2010

Voter Fraud, Part Three: The Neverending Scandal of the DWP

Nothing can fix what’s wrong with the city’s most important and valuable asset — the Department of Water and Power — until we elect a mayor and other city officials who will stand up to blackmail by union bully Brian … Continue reading

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Voter Fraud, Part Two: Phony Election Reforms and Power Grabs

When is reform not reform? When the City Council, struggling with its total failure and loss of the public’s trust, stacks the ballot with 11 measures plus seven Council seats and LAUSD and Community College board elections. The mayor, desperate … Continue reading

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Voter Fraud, Part One: 11 Ballot Measures Ranging from Meaningless to Timeless

Richard Alarcon faces felony voter fraud and perjury charges for lying on his voter registration form about actually living in the district he represents. His 14 colleagues on the City Council ought to be indicted for putting 10 and probably … Continue reading

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Voter Fraud, Part One: 11 Ballot Measures Ranging from Meaningless to Timeless

Richard Alarcon faces felony voter fraud and perjury charges for lying on his voter registration form about actually living in the district he represents. His 14 colleagues on the City Council ought to be indicted for putting 10 and probably … Continue reading

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Happiness: The Real American Dream

A week in the desert letting go of my obsession with all things L.A. has unfortunately done nothing to change my dark view of our situation except to bring it into sharper focus… We are in a profound crisis economically … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: Law and Order Report

Part One: Judges Judging Judges: Are Judicial Double Benefits Constitutional? Judges To Rule on Judges Benefits Round II By Full Disclosure Network The California Court of Appeal 4th District in San Diego heard oral arguments on October 13, 2010 for … Continue reading

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The Betrayal of Los Angeles: Who’s To Blame?

Welcome back, Ted Stein — City Hall surely missed you these last six years. Stein resigned in a self-righteous huff as Airport Commission president back in 2004 at the height of the pay-to-play scandals that plagued the Hahn Administration. “I’m … Continue reading

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The Betrayal of Los Angeles: Who’s To Blame?

Welcome back, Ted Stein — City Hall surely missed you these last six years. Stein resigned in a self-righteous huff as Airport Commission president back in 2004 at the height of the pay-to-play scandals that plagued the Hahn Administration. “I’m … Continue reading

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Planning: The Real Battle for LA’s Future

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday Nov. 17, the City Council unanimously approved radical changes to the planning process without allowing public comment. First, they voted 11-0 on Item 10 without any debate, one vote short of allowing it to pass without … Continue reading

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Planning: The Real Battle for LA’s Future

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday Nov. 17, the City Council unanimously approved radical changes to the planning process without allowing public comment. First, they voted 11-0 on Item 10 without any debate, one vote short of allowing it to pass without … Continue reading

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