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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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People Power Forces LA City Council to Oppose 710 Freeway — for Now

Residents of Northeast LA generously gave thanks to Councilman Jose Huizar Tuesday and celebrated him as a hero for pushing through a resolution putting the City of Los Angeles on record as opposing the 710 Freeway extension through their neighborhoods … Continue reading

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YUCK, the TRUCKS: How People Power Is Killing 710 Freeway Extension and Winning the Fight for Sane Transit Solutions

On Tuesday at LA City Council Chamber before a sea of NO 710 red shirts, the spike likely will finally be driven into the money-sucking heart of a freeway nobody wants. It has taken more than 50 years of community … Continue reading

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Occupy L.A. Has Seen the Enemy — Zuma Dogg

Leave it to Zuma Dogg to confront the Occupy L.A. protesters who have encamped on three sides of City Hall for a month when the cops and politicians won’t. At Zuma’s LA Daily Blog which promises “Performance. Parody.Politics.” the headline … Continue reading

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CORRECTION: Huizar Wasn’t AWOL 13 Times in 2 Months — He Was Absent 6 Times, Late 7 Times

I was wrong.  Jose Huizar was not absent from City Council meetings half the time since June 1 — 13 absences in all — based on my unofficial tally from looking at voting records votes day by day and seeing … Continue reading

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The Birth and Death of L.A. — City Hall’s Ultimatum to the Merchants of Olvera Street

It seems fitting somehow that at least one of the death blows to the City of Los Angeles should be struck where it was born — at El Peublo on Olvera Street, a short walk from City Hall. During the … Continue reading

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Law and Disorder, Part 4: Bribery and Graft at City Hall

One of the patterns of public corruption is little guys don’t steal unless they see the big shots stealing. And so it is at LA City Hall. The juxtaposition Friday of bribery charges being filed Friday against two city building … Continue reading

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Englander’s ‘Don’t Vote for Me’ Mailer, Abuse of Power by Huizar, Cardenas and LaBonge

Despite his well-documented confusion about what day it is, Tom LaBonge’s perfect recall of a goal line stand that defeated Eagle Rock High was on full display Friday at the City Council — the last meeting before election day — … Continue reading

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Rudy Martinez Interview on KTLA on Jose Huizar Consultant’s Infamous Email Threat

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Huizar Fires Trujillo over Email: Martinez Will Be a “Dead Rat” With a “Political Bullet in His Head”

As embattled Councilman Jose Huizar tries to savage challenger Rudy Martinez over a five-year-old incident, he was faced with dealing with a menacing email to staff by his campaign consultant Mike Trujillo. The result is Trujillo was fired Sunday, a … Continue reading

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