fix articles 48189, jan perry
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
JAN PERRY: NOTHING FOR HER ARTS DISTRICT ARTISTS, NOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES (tags)
Jan Perry will screw the actual people of Los Angeles in favor of business the same way she has screwed the actual artists in the LA Arts District in favor of all the commercial developers and noisy, intrusive, disruptive commercial activity in what was an artistic environment for almost 30 years.
PAUL SOLOMON & WILSON PITRUZZELLI INVESTMENTS CASTIGATED FOR ILLEGAL USE OF ARTIST LOFT (tags)
PAUL SOLOMON & WILSON PITRUZZELLI INVESTMENTS GET CASTIGATED FOR ILLEGAL USE OF LOS ANGELES ARTS DISTRICT LOFT
L.A. council to debate whether to outlaw medical pot stores (tags)
Yes, these folks are evil government tyrants, but I don't think any of them are so bad that they couldn't be fixed with a gun. Of course the tyrants in the People's Republic of California have more or less flushed the 2nd Amendment down the toilet and banned guns in California.
Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)
Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.
Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)
Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)
When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)
On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)
After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).
SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)
Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm
Jan Perry Proposes Waiver of Green Space Requirement for South Central Farm Land (tags)
What was probably intended as a quiet move by Jan Perry gets media attention and puts two organizations with an adversarial history on the same side. Four companies are named in regards to Ralph Horowitz's sale of the land (now in escrow). People are encouraged to print out copies of a petition against this plan and gather signatures.
Protect the City AIDS Coordinator's Office & Human Relations Commission (tags)
The City Council (Budget and Finance Committee) is going to vote on vital services and HIV.AIDS and the Human Relations Commission (among others) are at risk!
Actions Against Forever 21 Continue (tags)
“What's going on here is environmental racism. Why are we always putting warehouses or pollution in certain areas? Why don't they put the warehouse here [in Old Town Pasadena]? We know that they're not going to put a warehouse here where they're going to have diesel trucks—50 an hour—coming in this area raising the asthma rates, raising the cancer rates. They're not going to allow that here, but they're going to allow it in our community. And they're going to say, 'That's what they're used to, that's what they deserve, that's what it's zoned for.'” -- Rosa, South Central farmer/Food Not Bombs
Parks Attacks Community Organizer (tags)
Dirty Bernie Parks is abusing his power to attack a political enemy. It's a low blow, but, not unexpected.
South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)
Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles
Save the Farm. Deadline: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (tags)
On July 2, Angelinos overcame the City-planned divides between rich and poor, cultural differences, and even broke through language barriers in the fight to restore the South Central Farm. When the developer proposed a diesel-spewing warehouse distribution center for the site, Farmers and Farm supporters threw a wrench in the cogs of City Hall and won a round in the fight to force Horowitz to do an Environmental Impact Report: they forced a twenty-one day delay for more public comments, and gained a glimmer of hope to restore the Farm. The fight between the people and developers' grip on City Hall could be decided by this Wednesday, July 23, 2008, the new deadline for public comments and the second hearing, a week or two later on the tenth floor of City Hall, in front of a small advisory board.
Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)
To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.
LA City Council to Consider Bush Impeachment Resolution this Friday (tags)
A rally at the L.A. city council will take place this Friday, August 17th, at 9:30 a.m. at L. A. City Hall near Temple & Main downtown. The council could pass a resolution to impeach Bush and Cheney if we show support.
LA City Council reaffirms Special Order 40 (tags)
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council took a moment to address a "small" matter buried on its agenda. It reaffirmed the City's commitment to Special Order 40.
The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)
The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.
My observations on May 1st (tags)
These are my observations from being a participant during the May 1st melee
l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)
city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."
Special Task Force Hold 1st Public Hearing Tonight on May Day Mini-Riots (tags)
If you oppose the LAPD extending its power over not just those human beings who do not qualify as citizens under the notion of the state, then this is the time to come out. Because if the police feel that they can brutalize geographically displaced human beings, reporters, the youth, and its progressive community then they will have no fear to come for those that remain. This is the time to act to protect your own self. LOS ANGELES, CA (CNS) -- A City Council task force charged with monitoring the police probe of the May Day melee at an immigration rally at MacArthur Park is scheduled to hold its first meeting today, Councilman Ed Reyes announced.
Activists Call for Downtown Base Camp to End Sweeps at Saturday Rally on Skid Row (tags)
Homeless activists are calling for people to attend the next next rally, this Saturday, and to pack tomorrow, Tuesday’s 9:30 a.m. Police Commission hearing at Parker Center...as well as every Council meeting this week...and to demand an immediate halt to the homeless sweeps --and now, also, the city's Grand Avenue Project --no matter what it takes...
The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)
The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.
South Central Farm Vigil (pix) 8-18-06 (tags)
As one of their signs said, "We are Rooted." Despite the great destruction of crops, the farmers and their supporters are continuing the fight. Their focus is on Councilperson Jan Perry.
South Central Farmers: “Back in Action” (tags)
A well-attended vigil was held (the first of several) to draw attention to Councilperson Jan Perry and her role in the mass-destruction of plant life and eviction of farmers.
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)
The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.
...Cueste lo que Cueste : South Central Farmers (tags)
Their spirit shall overcome the sadism of the City Council, Jan Perry, and Horowitz.
Jan Perry's Mean Streak (tags)
For the last 3 years Jan Perry has attempted to thumb the South Central Farmers, but it appears that they have really brought out the true nature of the "Shirley Temple Black" of the City Council.
South Central Farmers Shall Over Come (tags)
Horowitz and Jan Perry want to see the farmers bleed. They shall not have that pleasure.
Arrest update from the farm (tags)
Ten people arrested at the South Central Farm today.
Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!! (tags)
Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!!
Take Back the Farm (tags)
Here are the main points in the continuing fight to save the South Central Farm:
Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)
In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006
Why Horowitz did Not Sell the Farm to the SCFs (tags)
Horowitz did not reject the South Central Farmers' offer (Actually Annenberg Foundation) becuase he really cares about their politics. As a greedy developer Jan Perry hung out a bigger carrot for him.
Horowitz Unleashes Sheriff (tags)
South Central Farmers learn bittler lesson of the role of the courts and politicians.
Police begin Arrests of supporters at the farm (tags)
reports from the south central farm are that the police in riot gear are now arresting and using batons against the supporters of the farm.
Quick News from the Farm (tags)
what's going on at the farm
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm (tags)
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm...
Two weeks ago they came for Atenco Now they come for the South Central Farm (tags)
We, members of the Autonomous Peoples Collective (APC) and the Eastside Café (ESC), as subscribers to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle and the "Other Campaign" denounce the imminent eviction of over 300 families who currently work the 14 acres of land considered the largest urban farm in the U.S., located in South Central Los Angeles, California.
Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)
Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.
Drive-By Councilman Dennis P. Zine 3rd District (tags)
Dennis P. Zine drunk with police power decides to do a drive by on the South Central Farmers.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)
Two Farm Stories (tags)
A couple links to important stories.
1ST AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS ON VENICE BOARDWALK (final updated & corrected version) (tags)
Complaints Filed with L. A. City Ethics Commission Venice activists Re: City Council's Free Speech Violations on Venice Boardwalk.
Help Save the South Central Framers (tags)
Help Save the South Central Framers
South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)
On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....
LA City Council Candidate Endorses Gov's Recall (tags)
Sign the Petition to Recall “Terminator” Gov. A. Schwarzenegger at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/TRMINATE/
Save L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department! (tags)
Action Alert! The Arts as Collateral Damage DON'T LET THE BURGHERS OF LOS ANGELES GRIND THE ARTS INTO MAD-COW HAMBURGER. TAKE ACTION, NOW! Everyone receiving this Email has been positively impacted by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). You've attended events funded by CAD; seen art works that would otherwise never have existed; perhaps received a grant to make or present art; benefited by services and art made by organizations funded by CAD; and maybe even fought a good fight with or against them. You have certainly benefited from their efforts.
Civil Liberties Defense Coalition (CLDC) (tags)
EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT For the Los Angeles, CA - City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and related Executive Orders File No. 03-0002-S162 Title USA PATRIOT ACT/REPEAL www.cldc-la.org
Mitchell Crooks is a hero! (tags)
Talking The Talk (tags)
A meeting with the new Chief of Police was a great disappointment to local downtown residents.
Downtown LA Saturday Night (tags)
This has not been reported in the main stream news in Los Angeles. Saturday night a very large group of people broke out into a fight. Several injured, one killed, possibly more.
Los Angeles Anti-War Resolution - 2nd vote at 10:00 am (tags)
Friday at 10:00 am the Los Angeles City Council will be voting for the second itme on the anit-war resolution. Call your council members!
Call LA City Council to Support Anti-War Resolution (tags)
On Feb. 18, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" today after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. The only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS! The seven voting "yes"---Cindy Miscikowski, Ed Reyes, Nate Holden, Janice Hahn, Ruth Galanter, Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti------needed an eighth vote. Please join us City Council again on Friday, Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. City Hall Chambers for what could be a historic day if we get the votes!
URGENT! Call Your L.A. City Council Member! (tags)
Unbelieveably, the L.A. City Council's passing of the resolution in opposition to war against Iraq is far from guaranteed!
This Saturday! A Taste of Justice Conference (tags)
Come to the "A Taste of Justice" Conference this Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Diet related diseases such as diabetes and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions in low-income communities in Los Angeles. Come work together with other Los Angeles residents to solve this and other problems.