Tuesday, September 30, 2008

APB: Coro Fellows to Offer an Arresting Government Presentation this Friday at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Headquarters

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Coro Southern California – Center for Civic Leadership

ADVISORY

September 30, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Edward Headington
E-mail: EHeadington@Coro.org
Direct: 818.720.7181

Los Angeles, CA. For over half a century, the Coro Southern California Center for Civic Leadership has been “Training Tomorrow’s Leaders” through its venerated Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Earlier this month, Coro Southern California inaugurated one of its best Fellows class to date and the twelve of them have spent the last few weeks looking at the various roles of government, working on projects and conducting in-depth interviews. This Friday, the Fellows will present an arresting presentation of their government experience at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters in Monterey Park. Come meet the new class, participate in Q&A and interact with the Coro Alumni Network!

WHO – The 2008-2009 Coro Southern California Fellows in Public Affairs:

· Carlos Mejia and Jacqueline Scahill – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
· Jeanelle Obergfel and William White – Los Angeles County CEO (William T. Fujioka)
· Mark Stefanos and Yvette Shirinian – L.A. County Metropolitan Trans. Authority
· Gabe Rose and Annette Wong – Los Angeles City College
· Benjamin Adlin and Simone Collins – Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
· Arthur Jackson and Rani Woods – Los Angeles World Airports

WHAT – Coro Fellows in Public Affairs Presentation on their recent Government Experience

WHEN – Friday, October 3, 2008 @ 3:30 p.m.

WHERE – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarters (Media Conference Room) @ 4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA. Parking is available.

HOW – Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, October 2nd to Stephanie Stone, Vice President of Programs and Outreach for Coro Southern California. You are invited to ask the Fellows questions about their recent experience and findings following the presentation.

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Coro Southern California and its affiliated centers nationwide shape civic leaders for effective roles in public affairs. Coro graduates are teachers, investment bankers, union leaders, corporate directors, activists, lawyers, journalists, and elected officials, among other professions. No matter where the more than 10,000 alumni work or what job titles they hold, they have learned how to challenge themselves and others to be more ethical and effective leaders. Coro runs programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Cleveland; over a 1,000 participants go through Coro programs nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.corola.org/.

Patt Morrison Weds, 10/1

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

1-3 p.m.

 

1:00 – 1:30

A New and Improved Bailout Bill?

Supporters of the imperiled $700 billion economic rescue plan are fighting to rescue it. Congressional leaders are courting reluctant lawmakers with

sweeteners, including a plan to expand federal deposit insurance, a measure to reassure Americans that their bank deposits are safe. A second idea under discussion is to extend jobless benefits for people who have been out of work for months. As the Senate prepares to vote tonight (WEDS) on the bailout plan (as a way to provide some momentum before a second vote in the House), we take a look at the compromises intended to make the bailout bill more palatable to house members.

 

 

 

1:30 – 2:00

OPEN

 

 

 

[NPR NEWS]


 

 

2:00 – 2:30

Prop 5: Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act - Rational Policy or Mirage?

It promises expanded treatment and shorter, less strict, parole for nonviolent drug offenders; and as a side-bar, relief to our over-crowded prisons.  But is proposition 5 lined with good intentions that will lead to chaos in the parole system and danger to public safety?  Some experts say yes, some say no - we hear from all sides.

 

Guests:

YES ON PROP 5

Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, (SAM-yoo-lee) Campaign – Yes on 5

and Deputy State Director, Southern California, Drug Policy Alliance Network

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NO ON PROP 5

Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney

CALL HIM @

 

 

 

2:30 – 3:00

OPEN

 

 

Fire Expo Whittier

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES

NEW INITIATIVE AND HOST

“LIVING IN THE FIRE ZONE” FIRE EXPO

 

Helping You Prepare Against A Wildland Fire

Saturday,October 4, 2008 in Whittier

13225 Walnut Street, Whittier Ca. 90602

LOS ANGELES – September 30, 2008 – The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proud to unveil its new “Wildland Fire Protection Initiative” Program.  This program, which consists of both internal departmental improvements to take place over the next several years and external community outreach elements for the public is, in part, a byproduct of Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman’s series of meetings which took place with the “Corral Canyon Working Group”, a representative group of homeowners from the Corral Canyon area of Malibu,CA, who were devastatingly affected by the Corral Fire in November 2007.

“After meeting with these homeowners consistently over a period of three months, they were able to gain a greater understanding and respect for the decisions made and actions taken by firefighters,” said Freeman.  “At the same time, through their experiences, we were also able to learn about areas in which we can improve, both in terms of response and public education.”

One such public education element is the development of the “Living in the Fire Zone” Fire Expo, several of which are scheduled to take place throughout Los Angeles County before the end of the year.  The inaugural expo took place on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Malibu Performing Arts Center in the City of Malibu. Ca. The expo will feature an array of static displays and presentations on Building Standards and Vegetation Management.

In a somewhat unprecedented move, the Department will also offer a presentation featuring guidance and education directed to homeowners who become trapped and cannot evacuate or simply make their own decision to stay.  Vendors* will also be on hand to provide information, products, and/or demonstrations.  These vendors will feature products ranging from basic emergency supplies to personal protective equipment to portable fire suppression systems to emergency response vehicles.

“It is important to understand that the Department does not advocate a property owner’s decision to stay,” said Freeman.  “We believe it is in everyone’s best interest if everyone would evacuate early and quickly; however, the sad truth is that, despite orders to evacuate, some property owners just won’t.” 

It is those property owners especially, according to Freeman, the department is trying to reach.  “For those who make a decision to stay, it must be an informed decision.  They need to understand the conditions to which they can be subjected, they need to be properly prepared and equipped and, most important, they need to fully understand the risk at which they are placing not only themselves, but also the firefighters.”

While this expo will address the issue of staying, it will also continue to focus on educating homeowners on how to properly prepare themselves and their property prior to evacuation.  Attendees can also visit with law enforcement officials, representatives from Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control, and the American Red Cross to learn more about how each of these agencies responds during an emergency.  Finally, residents will also receive information on forming Fire Safe Councils within their own neighborhoods.

Over the next two months, additional Fire Expos are being planned throughout Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, Claremont, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Industry, and the Antelope Valley.

 

 

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is one of the largest emergency service agencies in the world, providing fire protection and life safety services to more than 3.8 million residents and commercial business customers in the County’s 2,296 square mile area.  With over 80 years of world class service as proud protectors, the Department is a frontrunner in firefighting technology, offering specialized training opportunities in Urban Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Air Operations and Homeland Security.  The mission of its uniform and civilian team of over 4,000 dedicated professionals is to provide prompt, skillful, cost-effective fire protection and life safety services to the public.

 

·                            Note: The Los Angeles County Fire Department does not endorse any vendors or their products.  A comprehensive list of vendors will be available at the event.

 

The attached flyer will inform you on the topics of discussion and the particulars of the expo.

 

SPECIAL VICTIM'S BUREAU SEEKS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING ADDITIONAL VICTIMS

 

Special Victims Bureau

News Release

 

 

 

Contact Person:                 Detective Rudy Acevedo, Special Victims Bureau

                                                (562) 946-7954

 

Date:                                      September 25, 2008

 

Classification:                     Lewd Acts With A Child

Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor

 

Date of Occurrence:                      May 26, 2006   Mid-Afternoon

 

Location(s):                         Unincorporated area of Whittier, Bellflower and Hawaiian Gardens                                         

 

Victim:                                   13 Year-old female & 16 Year-old female

 

Suspect:                               Ross, Curtis, Jay MB/ 23, Brn, Brn, 6’2'’, 194lbs,

In-Custody: Booking Number# 1445345

 

 

Narrative:                             Special Victims Bureau Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying additional  victims assaulted by the suspect.

Suspect Curtis, a former Marine, was a recruiter and ROTC instructor at three individual schools in the Unincorporated Whittier area, Bellflower and Hawaiian Gardens.  He was recently arrested for sexually assaulting two former students who were involved in ROTC and an “at risk” boot camp. During the investigation, it is discovered that the suspect had sexually assaulted a female marine who was stationed at Camp Pendleton, while he was an active duty marine. The suspect recently resided in Sacramento. We are requesting any information regarding the suspect and/or identification of additional sexual assault victims.

 

                                                Investigation is ongoing.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau at (866) 247 5877.

 

CONFERENCE WILL ADDRESS NEEDS OF CHILDREN IN TRAUMATIC SITUATIONS

 

 

NEWS FROM DON KNABE

Supervisor, Fourth District

County of Los Angeles

822 Hahn Hall of Administration

Contact:        David A. Somers                                              (213) 974-1095                                                           

    (213) 453-6446 (cell)

CONFERENCE WILL ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN IN TRAUMATIC SITUATIONS

LOS ANGELES, September 30, 2008 – The County of Los Angeles will examine how trauma and violence shapes the behaviors of young people of today as it will be conducting a one-day training for mental health professionals, probation officers, community workers, school administrators and teachers entitled “A Transformational Learning Opportunity…Understanding How Trauma and Violence Impact Children and Youth” taking place at Quiet Cannon in Montebello on Wed., Oct. 1 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

The training day is hosted by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Children’s Council of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health, Interagency Operations Group, Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Probation Department. 

“For far too long, we have viewed kids involved in the juvenile justice system – over 27,000 in Los Angeles County alone - from primarily a prosecutorial standpoint, and that really impairs our ability to help them move past their delinquent behaviors and overcome the significant obstacles they face,” said Supervisor Knabe.

“Our goal for today’s conference is to impart upon staff who work with these young people everyday specific, concrete practices that take into account the trauma and violence these kids grew up with and are continually exposed to.  I hope that these new groundbreaking practices will be a positive and significant step towards improving their lives and ultimately eliminating violence and the pervasive influence of gangs in their communities.” 

“This training day has been inspired by Supervisor Knabe’s vision and support in focusing our collective efforts on healing youth who have experienced violence and trauma in their lives. Among the priority populations to be served by the Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention funding are children and youth who are trauma-exposed, living in stressed families, and those at risk of experiencing juvenile justice involvement,” said Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Director Marvin J. Southard, D.S.W.

"Understanding trauma and how it affects children is critical in helping understand treatment options that are available. Those of us involved in juvenile justice see far too many children affected by trauma.  We often become the front line for treatment as a result of children acting out," said Los Angeles County Chief Probation Officer Robert B. Taylor.

The training day will feature three keynote speakers who are experts in the field of trauma and violence: Marlene Wong, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Assistant Dean and Clinical Professor, Director of Field Education, School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC) will make a presentation on “The Impact of Community Violence on Children and Youth” (8:15-10:15 a.m.); Jennifer L. Skeem, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) will talk about “Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections and Mental Health (1:30-2:30 p.m.); and Todd Sosna, Ph.D., California Institute of Mental Health (CiMH) will make a presentation entitled “Towards an Integrated Model of Behavior Change” (3:45-4:45 p.m.).

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shuttle service in Rosewood community

September 30, 2008                                                                           Contact:  Gary BozĂ©, PIO

                                                                                                   Department of Public Works

                                                                                                                  (626) 458-4094

                                                                                                           

 

SUPERVISOR BURKE TO CELEBRATE THE

ROSEWOOD SMART SHUTTLE SERVICE WITH AREA SENIORS

 

 

Who:              Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke (2nd District), County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Officials, community leaders

 

What:             A Transit Information Fair and update on the Rosewood Community Smart Shuttle service to the County unincorporated communities of Rosewood, West Dominguez, and Willowbrook

 

When:            Wednesday, October 1, 2008

                        11 am to 12 noon

 

Where:           Willowbrook Senior Center

                        12915 south Jarvis Avenue

                        Los Angeles, CA 90061

 

Why:  On June 6, 2008, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works implemented a new flex-route Shuttle Service (also called a “Smart Shuttle”) for the residents of the unincorporated communities of Rosewood, West Rancho Dominguez, and Willowbrook.  Expansion of the shuttle routes and extension of the shuttle service contract are dependent on factors that include ridership demand.  This is the first update on the shuttle service since it started in June

Monday, September 29, 2008

Patt Morrison Tues, 9/30

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

1-3 p.m.

 

1:00 – 2:00

What’s Next?

It's a news tsunami - in Washington D.C. the bailout goes down in flames and in New York, Wall Street follows suit. All you can say is, what next?—and hang on for the ride. Where does congress go from here? Where do the markets and “main street” go from here?

 

Guests:

TBD

 

 

[NPR NEWS]


 

2:00 – 3:00

OPEN

 

Matching Funds Update And Correction

Matching Funds Update And Correction
By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, WalterMooreForMayor.com
September 29, 2008

Let's start with the good news: as of this moment, we have now raised $155,426.

Now the bad news: it turns out that, contrary to my earlier announcement, we have not yet qualified for matching funds, because the rules do not treat all contributors and contributions alike.

It does indeed take $150,000 in contributions to qualify for matching funds, and we have raised more than that amount.

Also, individuals and companies alike can contribute a maxium of $1,000.

However, it turns out that, for purposes of calculating matching funds, contributions from companies don't count at all.

Also, for purposes of calculating matching funds, if a person contributes more than $500, only the first $500 counts; the amount above $500 does not count towards the $150,000 total.

Unfortunately, of the $155,426 we've raised so far, $2,755 came from people's companies, and therefore does not count towards the $150,000 minimum. Also, for the people who contributed over $500 each, the "extra" amount they contributed totaled $13,792.52.

Hence, even though we've raised $155,426 in actual money, only $138,878.48 of it counts for purposes of qualifying for matching funds. So we still need to raise another $11,121.52 to qualify.

I apologize and hope you'll forgive me for "jumping the gun." This was not my first mistake in life, and won't be my last. But when I find I've made a mistake, I try to correct it ASAP.

And this need not delay our actually receiving matching funds: the City does not let candidates apply for funds until November in any event.

Bottom line: let's raise that remaining $11,121.52 as soon as possible, and keep raising money after that. We need to get the word out to our fellow voters, so they know they have a pretty good alternative to Villaraigosa.

Okay, one more "bottom line:" please remember to come to the rally at the Woodland Hills Marriott on October 14, 2008, starting at 7:00 p.m. sharp, to hear Doug McIntyre, Kevin James and me. You'll be able to pick up yard signs and bumper stickers. You can contribute then, but why wait? Click here to contribute.


Matching Funds Update And Correction

Matching Funds Update And Correction
By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, WalterMooreForMayor.com
September 29, 2008

Let's start with the good news: as of this moment, we have now raised $155,426.

Now the bad news: it turns out that, contrary to my earlier announcement, we have not yet qualified for matching funds, because the rules do not treat all contributors and contributions alike.

It does indeed take $150,000 in contributions to qualify for matching funds, and we have raised more than that amount.

Also, individuals and companies alike can contribute a maxium of $1,000.

However, it turns out that, for purposes of calculating matching funds, contributions from companies don't count at all.

Also, for purposes of calculating matching funds, if a person contributes more than $500, only the first $500 counts; the amount above $500 does not count towards the $150,000 total.

Unfortunately, of the $155,426 we've raised so far, $2,755 came from people's companies, and therefore does not count towards the $150,000 minimum. Also, for the people who contributed over $500 each, the "extra" amount they contributed totaled $13,792.52.

Hence, even though we've raised $155,426 in actual money, only $138,878.48 of it counts for purposes of qualifying for matching funds. So we still need to raise another $11,121.52 to qualify.

I apologize and hope you'll forgive me for "jumping the gun." This was not my first mistake in life, and won't be my last. But when I find I've made a mistake, I try to correct it ASAP.

And this need not delay our actually receiving matching funds: the City does not let candidates apply for funds until November in any event.

Bottom line: let's raise that remaining $11,121.52 as soon as possible, and keep raising money after that. We need to get the word out to our fellow voters, so they know they have a pretty good alternative to Villaraigosa.

Okay, one more "bottom line:" please remember to come to the rally at the Woodland Hills Marriott on October 14, 2008, starting at 7:00 p.m. sharp, to hear Doug McIntyre, Kevin James and me. You'll be able to pick up yard signs and bumper stickers. You can contribute then, but why wait? Click here to contribute.


Antonovich: WELFARE COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS IN L.A. COUNTY NEARLY $37 MILLION IN AUGUST

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

  

   Contact:  Tony Bell, Communications Deputy

   Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

   Office:  (213) 974-5555   Cell: (213) 215-5176

   E-mail:  tbell@bos.lacounty.gov

 


 

 

   September 26, 2008                                                                                                 For Immediate Release

 

WELFARE COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS IN
L.A. COUNTY NEARLY $37 MILLION IN AUGUST

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY –  New statistics from the Department of Public Social Services reveal that illegal aliens and their families in Los Angeles County collected nearly $37 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in August 2008, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

 

In August, illegals collected over $19 million in welfare assistance and over $17 million in monthly food stamp allocations, for a projected annual cost of $432 million.  Nearly twenty five percent of all welfare and food stamps benefits is going directly to the children of illegal aliens.

 

“Illegal immigration continues to have a devastating impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers,” said Antonovich.   “Annually, the cost of illegal immigration to Los Angeles County taxpayers exceeds one billion dollars, which includes $220 million for public safety, $400 million for healthcare, and $432 million in welfare allocations.  This does not include millions of dollars for education.”

 

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Mayor Sam's Sister City - Home of Los Angeles Politics

The First Debate! Who Won?

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 10:10 PM CDT

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Can you say it in 25 words or less?

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 05:44 PM CDT

How did people like George Bush, Antonio Villaraigosa and Jack Weiss get into office, despite being horrible or lackluster in their previous jobs/elected terms? That's a 25-word question. Can you come up with a 25-word answer?http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/feeds//comments/default

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Walter Moore Reaches Important Milestone

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 05:01 PM CDT

Here's some city related news. Candidate for Los Angeles Mayor Walter Moore announced Thursday he reached a critical threshold in his campaign to unseat Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in that he has raised $150,000 for his campaign.  This now qualifies Moore for City matching funds...

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Mayor Villaraigosa Fibs about Layoffs Again?

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 PM CDT

It was just a few months ago that Mayor Villaraigosa told us more than 700 Los Angeles city jobs would be eliminated, only to have none of it come true. Then, the millions of dollars of fee waivers continued. Now, Mayor Villaraigosa is saying that the already-projected hundreds of millions of...

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Banks Crashing Almost As Much As LA's Trains ; Tax Scam On Ballot

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 11:16 AM CDT

Someone remarked about the current state of the banking industry in US, that it's a "train wreck;" here in Los Angeles they've become a more than frequent occurrence from the "death machines" more commonly known as Metrolink and MTA trains. For some time, in an effort to physically stimulate the...

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The Debate is On!

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 10:29 AM CDT

See you there at 6pm. http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/feeds//comments/default

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Payments to our spouses are "Nothing Improper" - SEIU

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 10:24 AM CDT

If you are a member of the Service Employees International Union, SEIU, ask your union bosses why, if there's "nothing improper" by paying their friends & spouses tens of millions of dollars in side business transactions, why does it take a newspaper for those payments to see the light of...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Patt Morrison Mon, 9/29

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Monday, September 29, 2008

1-3 p.m.

 

 

1:00 – 1:30

It’s Monday, Do We Have a Bailout?

The largest bank failure in U.S. history, Washington Mutual is down in flames, snapped up by JPMorgan Chase. Bailout talks for the rest of Wall Street continue through the weekend in Washington. Congress is sticking around – at least through Saturday - as pressure mounts to get something accomplished before the markets open in Asia on Sunday. We take a look at what - if anything - was accomplished.

 

Guests:

NOT CONFIRMED

Allan Sloan: senior editor at large for Fortune magazine; columnist at the Washington Post

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1:30 – 2:00

Government Cash from an Earlier Bailout: Neighborhood Stabilization Begins

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 seems rather quaint in hindsight: the government’s first attempt to stem the flood of foreclosures was passed earlier in the summer and included a clause that was not popular with President Bush, even though he signed it into law. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program involved the Department of Housing and Urban Development distributing taxpayer dollars to local municipalities, enabling them to acquire and redevelop foreclosed property. The first $4 billion was released last week with $50 million coming to L.A. County. What’s the best way to use that cash?

 

Guests:

Steve Preston, Housing & Urban Development Secretary

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TBD: Rep from the L.A. County Community Development Commission

Call him @

 

Thomas Davidoff, professor of economics at UC Berkeley’s Haas Real Estate Group

CALL HIM @

 

 

 

[NPR NEWS]


 

 

2:00 – 2:30

Prop 5: Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act - Rational Policy or Mirage?

It promises expanded treatment and shorter, less strict, parole for nonviolent drug offenders; and as a side-bar, relief to our over-crowded prisons.  But is proposition 5 lined with good intentions that will lead to chaos in the parole system and danger to public safety?  Some experts say yes, some say no - we hear from both sides.

 

Guests:

YES ON PROP 5

Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, Deputy Campaign Manager, NORA Campaign – Yes on 5

and Deputy State Director, Southern California, Drug Policy Alliance Network

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NO ON PROP 5

Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney

CALL HIM @

 

 

 

2:30 – 3:00

OPEN

 

 

 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Great News About Those Other Debates

Great News About The Other Debates!
By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, WalterMooreForMayor.com
September 25, 2008

Great news, my friends: tonight, our fellow Kevin James Show listeners pushed us across the $150,000 contribution level!

That's the minimum amount needed to qualify for matching funds. It's important for several reasons:

Double Your Money. From now on, when you contribute to my campaign, the City will match your contribution, up to $500. So if you contribute, say $100, I'll get another $100 from the City, for a total of $200. That will double our ability to reach voters who don't follow local politics.

"Viable Candidate." The (biased) local media have, so far, justified the "news blackout" on my campaign by claiming I wasn't a "viable" candidate because I hadn't raised enough money to be worthy. Qualifying for matching funds eliminates that pretext. Now they'll have to stop ignoring me, and start lying about me. But even that will be progress, because our fellow voters will figure out, despite the disinformation, that they can get a Mayoral upgrade.

Debate Showdown. Matching funds come with "strings attached." One of those strings is that any candidate who accepts matching funds must debate any other candidate who accepts matching funds. So Villaraigosa will either have to debate me or forego at least a million dollars in matching funds. Either way, he loses, and we and the people of L.A. will win. If he debates me, we'll win in a landslide. If he refuses, the public will infer, correctly, that he is afraid to try defending his record and his policies.

This Is The Beginning, Not The End. Please do not make the mistake of thinking we can stop raising money. Quite the contrary. Qualifying for matching funds simply gets me in the arena. And I'm not sitting on a $150,000 war chest by any means: the money I've received so far has gone into all those ads you've heard so far, plus the yard signs and bumper stickers, rent for the auditoriums for the rallies, and so on. You know the expression: you have to spend money to make money.

We still need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy radio and TV ads to reach our fellow voters. You would not believe how much TV ads cost, by the way. So if you haven't contributed yet, please do, and urge your friends and neighbors to do likewise.

We can win. We can fix this city.

Thank you so much for your support and your encouragement. I really appreciate it. And I look forward to seeing you at the rally on October 14, 2008, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodland Hills Marriott. We'll get to hear from Doug McIntyre and Kevin James, and we'll have yard signs and bumper stickers galore, too.

Click here to contribute.




Great News About Those Other Debates

Great News About The Other Debates!
By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, WalterMooreForMayor.com
September 25, 2008

Great news, my friends: tonight, our fellow Kevin James Show listeners pushed us across the $150,000 contribution level!

That's the minimum amount needed to qualify for matching funds. It's important for several reasons:

Double Your Money. From now on, when you contribute to my campaign, the City will match your contribution, up to $500. So if you contribute, say $100, I'll get another $100 from the City, for a total of $200. That will double our ability to reach voters who don't follow local politics.

"Viable Candidate." The (biased) local media have, so far, justified the "news blackout" on my campaign by claiming I wasn't a "viable" candidate because I hadn't raised enough money to be worthy. Qualifying for matching funds eliminates that pretext. Now they'll have to stop ignoring me, and start lying about me. But even that will be progress, because our fellow voters will figure out, despite the disinformation, that they can get a Mayoral upgrade.

Debate Showdown. Matching funds come with "strings attached." One of those strings is that any candidate who accepts matching funds must debate any other candidate who accepts matching funds. So Villaraigosa will either have to debate me or forego at least a million dollars in matching funds. Either way, he loses, and we and the people of L.A. will win. If he debates me, we'll win in a landslide. If he refuses, the public will infer, correctly, that he is afraid to try defending his record and his policies.

This Is The Beginning, Not The End. Please do not make the mistake of thinking we can stop raising money. Quite the contrary. Qualifying for matching funds simply gets me in the arena. And I'm not sitting on a $150,000 war chest by any means: the money I've received so far has gone into all those ads you've heard so far, plus the yard signs and bumper stickers, rent for the auditoriums for the rallies, and so on. You know the expression: you have to spend money to make money.

We still need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy radio and TV ads to reach our fellow voters. You would not believe how much TV ads cost, by the way. So if you haven't contributed yet, please do, and urge your friends and neighbors to do likewise.

We can win. We can fix this city.

Thank you so much for your support and your encouragement. I really appreciate it. And I look forward to seeing you at the rally on October 14, 2008, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodland Hills Marriott. We'll get to hear from Doug McIntyre and Kevin James, and we'll have yard signs and bumper stickers galore, too.

Click here to contribute.




Patt Morrison Fri, 9/26

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Friday, September 26, 2008

1-3 p.m.

 

 

*DAVID LAZARUS GUESTS HOSTS (HE WRITES THE CONSUMER CONFIDENTAL COLUMN IN THE LA TIMES)

1:00 – 1:40

OPEN

 

 

 

1:40 – 2:00

Vetoing a Mortgage Restriction Bill?  Gov. Schwarzenegger Bucks the Trend

AB 1830 would seem like the perfect bill to sign and tout as progress against a loose mortgage market, given the current toxic environment of the housing and mortgage markets.  Yet Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed a proposal that would have imposed tougher restrictions on mortgage brokers, such as banning them from issuing exotic loans to subprime borrowers.  The Governor claims that the bill, while noble in its goals, is an overreach that will result in unintended negative consequences.  At a time when desperate calls are being made to ratchet up regulations of lenders, did the Governor miss an opportunity to make an impact?

 

Guests:

Representative of Schwarzenegger Administration

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Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance. He authored the bill.

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[NPR NEWS]


 

 

2:00 – 2:20

The First Debate (Or the Cancelled Debate)

Whether a debate takes place between John McCain and Barack Obama or the big event is cancelled, news is sure to be made in Mississippi on Friday night.  In a night that was supposed to feature the first big clash between the two history-making candidates, focusing on foreign policy issues, the gritty politics of the campaign trail has instead taken center stage.  With Sen. McCain’s threat to sit out the debate unless a deal over the banking bailout is reached in Congress, there’s a real possibility that Sen. Obama will have the stage to himself, as he has pledged that he’ll be at the debate no matter what.  Has the debate over the debate eclipsed the actual debate?

 

Guests:

Chris Cillizza, political reporter for the Washington Post and author of “The Fix” political blog at WashgintonPost.com

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2:20 – 2:30

OPEN

 

 

 

2:30 – 3:00

Humanity by the Numbers

Those jillions of facts available about you – where you search on the internet, the groceries you buy, the people you call on your cell phone - who’s collecting it all, and what are they doing with all that data about…you? A new math intelligentsia is devising ways to dissect our every move and predict, with stunning accuracy, what we will do next. Their goal? To manipulate our behavior going forward, says author Stephen Baker. Meet the Numerati….they've already met you.

 

Guests:

Stephen Baker: Author, The Numerati

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