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Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
We Have a Winner! (tags)
Antonio Villaraigosa has won the election, but can he fix all of our problems? Villaraigosa is indeed progressive, and is also a step in the correct direction.
No surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested for driving into crowd (tags)
Valley dingbat Hal Netkin ran a phone bank during the mayoral election that called voters with automated anti-Villaraigosa messages. He's obsessed with immigrants and the mayor-elect, and on his website calls Villaraigosa "the MECHista mayor who virtually takes his orders from Mexico City." So, no surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested last night in Orange County for driving his van into a crowd of Latinos protesting an appearance by the head of the Minuteman Project.
Villaraigosa has made a point of stressing his interest in governing from the center (tags)
Villaraigosa's associates say he too will cultivate a network of well-respected advisors outside City Hall to guide him on such issues as education reform, transportation planning and economic development. Among them are likely to be former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Nick Patsaouras and entrepreneur and former national Democratic Party official Ari Swiller.
LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)
I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .
Anybody But Hahn? A Mayoral Convention for the Animals (tags)
A few months ago, the country heard the Democrats' mantra "Anybody but Bush." On January 9, 2005 at the Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles mayoral convention at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, one group of animal rights and welfare advocates supported the "Anybody but Hahn" theory while another argued "Vote your Heart."
Health care is a right (tags)
Los Angeles struggles to save trauma center
Rally Supporting King Drew Trauma Center (tags)
About THREE THOUSAND people turned out today at noon for a mid-day rally led by Rep. Maxine Waters at King/Drew supporting the King/Drew Trauma Center. Also in attendance were local politicians and dozens of community leaders and activists.
L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)
Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.
Community action from ECO Maya (tags)
Celebrating our culture and protecting our Mother Earth, Connecting the Environment, Culture and Heritage
LA Animal Services = Hell on Earth for Animals (tags)
As General Manager of LA Animal Services, Jerry Greenwalt supervised, arranged and condoned the needless murder of over 44,000 Innocent Dogs and Cats in Los Angeles Last Year.
L A Zoo Elephant Friends to be Parted After 17 Years (tags)
For the Elephants...
bus riders union march (tags)
Bus Riders Union March today.
INCIDENT AT LAX (tags)
A shooting occursat LAX just before 12noon and raises many questions.
Most Hahn Appointees Are From Wealthy Areas (tags)
Most Hahn Appointees Are From Wealthy Areas Politics: The city's poor neighborhoods have few representatives on citizen commissions.
Action: Mayor Hahn: fulfill campaign pledge for Bus Riders (tags)
Subject: Bus Riders' Union Urgent Action: Make Phone Call to New Mayor Hahn to FulfillCampaign Promise to BRU