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Zine Slip-Slides Away with Double-Dipping Pensions as Council Readies to Nuke Hollywood with Millennium Project

The 80 percent who don’t vote and the 90 percent who don’t even pay attention are right – nothing can be done about the political pestilence that is eating at the soul of the city. A century ago, the great … Continue reading

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A Vote for Zine Is a Vote for Bankruptcy — Elect Brazeman or Galperin as City Controller and Financial Watchdog

“He’s not a politician and the politicians got him. They blamed him for use of excessive force, then  blamed him when he held back in the riots.” — Dennis Zine in tribute to former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates. Those are the … Continue reading

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Do You Have Better Chance of Winning the Lottery Than Finding Greatness in Greuel, Garcetti, Perry or Zine?

LA Times’ distinguished columnists Steve Lopez and Jim Newton took up important if thorny challenges in recent columns – examinations of the role of the professional politicians running for mayor and city controller. For his part, Lopez dismisses the outsider … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Who Caused the Children’s Museum Fiasco: Make It the Museum to Public Accountability

Forgotten in the uproar over the latest lousy twist in the in the L.A. Children’s Museum tragedy is how it came to be built at Hansen Dam in the farthest north corner of the city instead of at the North … Continue reading

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2JobBob Will Stick the Poor, Sick and Kids with $3 Million Special Election Bill if He Wins Assembly and Council Races

For 2JobBob Blumenfield, two jobs won’t be enough. Surely even someone as politically powerful as the two-term Chairman of the California Budget Committee — where his “budgets usually turn into red ink the moment they’re signed,” according to LA Times … Continue reading

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Controller Zine? Doesn’t the City’s Chief Accountant/Auditor Need to Pass 2nd Grade Arithmetic and Count to 10?

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever paid any attention to the mad rush to approve the massive investment of public resources and land in a football stadium and white elephant Convention Center that the process … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day: Celebrate Working Men and Women Even the Eighty-Eight Percent Excluded from Unions

It was pretty clear during the Republican Convention that the Romney-Ryan ticket has trouble keeping its facts straight or perhaps we’ve gotten to the point that none of us really cares about what is true and what isn’t true. Labor … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? City Hall By Any Other Name Would Still Be Just as Corrupt

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written for Nina Royal’s North Valley Reporter. In days of yore, public buildings were named for the dead, people who had lived distinguished lives and deserved in some small way to be remembered and honored. … Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber and Dumbest – Who Better to Put in Charge of the Charade of the City Council

In retrospect, I’m sorry I mocked Eric Garcetti for his pious “Temple of Democracy…stay as long as you need to” phony crap and crucified Dennis Zine – his top fill-in running Council meetings — for being a two-faced, duplicitous, deceitful liar and dissed … Continue reading

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To Truly Occupy L.A. — Power Is the Issue, Unity Is the Way

Mubarak, Gaddafi, Assad – they should all have taken lessons from Los Angeles on how to suppress an uprising driven by young people against the failure of oppressive regimes. In just the few weeks since the Occupy L.A. protesters were … Continue reading

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