Tag Archives: Los Angeles

MTA Secrecy and the 710 Fiasco — Eric & Zev, LA’s New BFFs

The No on 710 coalition of groups that cuts across community and demographic lines from the Eastside of Los Angeles to the affluent hillsides of La Canada-Flintridge posted this statement with a 35-minute video of last Thursday’s meeting of the … Continue reading

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Elect Mike Feuer as City Attorney — Who Better Than a Crook as L.A.’s Chief Prosecutor and Law Enforcement Officer

Putting weaklings without courage like Greuel or Garcetti into the mayor’s office is a problem, a big problem. Putting a two-faced scoundrel like Zine in the controller’s office as the public’s watchdog when he’s nothing but a yapping Chihuahua is … Continue reading

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Antonio’s Finale: Advertisement for Himself as L.A.’s Greatest Mayor — and Putdowns to Greuel and Garcetti

In his eighth and final self-flattering State of the City address to Los Angeles’ four million people, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered an advertisement for himself as a Latino salesman for a world far better than the one he will leave … Continue reading

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Villaraigosa’s Legacy: We Thought Better of Him Than He Thought of Himself — Not a Problem for Greuel, Garcetti

What can you say after you said you were sorry you believed Antonio Villaraigosa could reach deep for his better self and rise to the occasion when he got to be mayor of what ought to be the greatest city … Continue reading

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SoCal Connected’s Shocking Report on the Church and Pedophile Priests in L.A.

L.A. May Have Been Used As ‘Experiment’ and Revolving Door in Dealing With Pedophile Priests Reporter: Vince Gonzales Producer: Karen Foshay Associate Producer: Lata Pandya Editor: Michael Bloecher March 14, 2013 With the election of a new Pope, the church … Continue reading

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Trutanich for City Attorney: He’s Bull-headed, Clumsy, Breaks Promises But His Office Is Smart, Well-Run and Effective

Greg Smith is a smart guy and a tough lawyer — that’s how come he was able to make a fortune whipping the lawyers for L.A. and other cities in the region when they botched the treatment of firefighters and … Continue reading

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59 Names That Should Live in Infamy: Special Interest Super-PAC Raised $620,200 to Sell Sales Tax Hike to Voters

When they talk about the entitlement class, put at the top of the list the unions, lawyers, lobbyists, businesses, real estate and billboard companies that contributed $620,200 to bamboozle the uninformed and gullible into voting for Proposition A, the sales … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: Glendale — It isn’t utopia, but it’s far from LA, the dystopia next door

Once long ago, during my year as an old-fashioned rewrite-man at the National Enquirer, the demonic man who owned and ran the tabloid as if it and its journalists were a figment of his over-active imagination sent a reporter around … Continue reading

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Up in Smoke, Wendy’s $160 Million in Waste, Fraud & Abuse Claim — Video Ad for Kevin James Goes Viral with 105,000 Hits

With under five weeks to go, the lackluster race for mayor of L.A. is starting to get some luster. This afternoon, writer James Rainey at the LA Times tore the heart and lungs out of the the campaign strategy devised … Continue reading

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UPDATE: What It Takes to Be Mayor — Wendy for “All of L.A.”

UPDATE: Pit bull journalists Brian Hews and Randy Economy at the Los Cerritos Community Newspaper who broke the Assessor John Noguez story a year ago now have sunk their teeth into Wendy Greuel’s political consultant John Shallman. They have called … Continue reading

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