Category Archives: NFL Stadium

THE WAY THINGS ARE — LA Can’t Be Fixed By Tinkering

(This article was published Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 on CityWatchLA.com) Is it any wonder that two vibrant cities from the West – Denver and Seattle – are in the Super Bowl, their fans frenzied, while Los Angeles doesn’t even get … Continue reading

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March Madness in L.A. — A Soulless City Searches for the Fall Guy for the Farmer’s Field Scandal

It’s getting harder every day to tell the players in L.A.’s drama apart — maybe they should wear numbered jerseys at least while they mourn the loss of another National Football League franchise, an unnamed one that joins the Rams … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Field Is Dead, AEG Not for Sale, Leiweke Forced Out: Who Is Accountable, Who Will Pay the Bill?

UPDATE: The mayor, living in his own fantasies, responds to the news by suggesting they done him wrong: “For the past three years, the City has expedited our process and lived up to our end of a deal to bring … Continue reading

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The Truth About the Current Farmers Field Proposal — An Analysis by an Economic and Management Expert

EDITOR’S NOTE: On the day the City Council closed the deal on Farmers Field without knowing who they were doing business with, Quentin Fleming — author, management consultant and adjunct professor of managerial decision-making and strategic planning at USC’s Marshall … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Patrick Caruthers: When the Grit of the City Matters as Much as the Glamour and the Glitter . . .

It would not be a completely true statement to say that bureaucratic sloth and sleazy politics at City Hall killed Patrick Caruthers – the church-going 19-year-old special needs high school graduate and LA Trade Tech student – in broad daylight … Continue reading

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AEG MOVIE ACT 4: “LA — Open for Business Or Up for Sale”

And the Oscar for political theater goes to … Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group for a brilliant performance running circles around LA’s politicians and bureaucrats and bamboozling the public with a fantasy of football, jobs and … Continue reading

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AEG MOVIE ACT 3: “LA — Open for Business Or Up for Sale”

The silence of the sheep was almost deafening throughout the two years of pretend negotiations between City Hall and AEG over an NFL stadium. A handful of activists with various concerns like Joyce Dillard saw it through the whole course … Continue reading

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AEG Movie Act Two: “LA – Open for Business Or Up For Sale”

Hooray to the producers, directors, writers (whoever they are) for a masterpiece of political propaganda in the televised finale to the greatest steal in the history of Los Angeles – at least since the water that made all this possible … Continue reading

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AEG Movie Act One: “LA — Open for Business or Up for Sale”

The first thing you need to understand about government in America today is that the public story has nothing to do with what is really going on behind the scenes in the political back rooms. That’s why all these politicians … Continue reading

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the AEG Movie: “Los Angeles — Open for Business or Up for Sale?”

Councilwoman Jan Perry’s committee to sell the public on the Farmers Field/Convention Center deal met for the last time Monday to provide the stage for a dress rehearsal before the climax to the show that would come on Friday in … Continue reading

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