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VIDEO UPDATE: Jack Humphreville’s One Dozen Reasons Why Herb Wesson’s 9½% Sales Tax is BAD for LA

UPDATE: The Daily News joined the Times in opposing Proposition A, the permanent half-cent sales tax increase to temporarily bail out City Hall from its irresponsible fiscal policies. By Jack Humphreville, community leader and author of NO on Prop. A … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: The Public Story on $3 Billion Street Repair Scheme That Has Nothing to Do with the Real Story

Listen closely to the hot air and cold-blooded lies that rookie Councilmen Joe Buscaino and Mitch Englander spewed out at Wednesday’s meeting to win support for the largest bond issue in the LA history — a $3 billion property tax … Continue reading

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City Hall’s Double Standard: Special Treatment for Special Folks like Andrea Alarcon, Herb Wesson and Jose Huizar

NEWS FLASH: City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announced he had charged two former Memorial Coliseum employees – a warehouse worker and a payroll clerk – with misdemeanor embezzlement and conspiracy involved $3,800 early this year. “This kind of criminal activity should … Continue reading

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My Daily News Column: The mighty fall in Los Angeles’ civic theater of the absurd

It was a moment of truth. History was being made right before our eyes when the public face of the Los Angeles civic establishment was dressed down by a pipsqueak like City Council President Herb Wesson. Richard Riordan, the popular … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Sales Tax Hike Is Nothing But a Blank Check to Perpetuate Failure and Corruption

If you took Herb Wesson and Paul Krekorian at their word — which would be foolish given these failed state legislators bald-faced lying and deceit — you would think that giving City Hall $215 million a year more would solve … Continue reading

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Library Cards as ‘Universal’ ID for Illegals Is Crazy — A Symptom of the Cowardice and Incompetence at City Hall

The LA Public Library website explains the requirement you must meet to be issued a card that allows a person to take out books and other materials Library Cards are free to residents of California. You must, however, have photo … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup: Roasting Shorty, Killing Wal-Mart, Acting Regionally, and Chatting about Money, Guns and Pets

City Maven Alice Walton provides more than you would ever want to know about the Herb Wesson roast last night at the Beverly Hilton — unless, she says, you ” love jokes about short men, strippers, the Korean community and … Continue reading

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The Deafening Silence of the Mayor and LA’s Civic and Business Elite in the Face of Black and Korean Protests

The Constitution guarantees our right to vote but it doesn’t protect us from ourselves when we year after year elect incompetent, irresponsible and corrupt officials — even when they rig elections as totally as they are in Los Angeles. Faced … Continue reading

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Watch Friday’s Council Debate on Redistricting LIVE from the Activists’ Point of View — Not the Government’s

EDITOR’S NOTE; Around 10 a.m., the City Council will meet to consider the controversial plan for new districts that was developed by a puppet citizen’s commission controlled by the mayor and Council president. You can watch the staged debate on … Continue reading

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Profiles in Political Courage: Antonio Villaraigosa Edition — Mayor Ducks Meeting with Korean Leaders on Redistricting

UPDATE: Mayor Villaraigosa’s office contacted the Korean American Coalition/Wilshire Center Koreatown NC late Wednesday night to inform them that a delegation of half a dozen would be granted an audience with mayor himself at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. But Grace Yoo, … Continue reading

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