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Mayor Villaraigosa’s Deceptive Budget

May 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In a political climate where people are cutting back everywhere, articles like this contribute to the notion that government employees don’t share the burden, especially when a leader like Mayor Villaraigosa touts spending cuts and then doesn’t follow through. The LA Weekly has a pretty good piece describing the complexity of Villaraigosa’s budget and the [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Government Accountability

Lingering Disgust from Schwarzenegger Sentence Commutation of Esteban Nuñez

April 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Sadly, the former California governor did not show any sympathy when he was asked this week about his decision to shorten the sentence of Esteban Nuñez, the criminal spawn of former California Assembly speaker Fabian Nuñez. Schwarzenegger made a “snoring noise” when asked about this now controversial decision, and said, “Don’t ask me the same [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

As the Governator leaves, he issues commutation for Esteban Nuñez

January 2nd, 2011 · 34 Comments

Esteban Nuñez, the thuggish spawn of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, received a nice holiday gift from outgoing Govenor Arnold Schwarznegger, a commutation of his prison sentence from 16 years to seven years. The younger Nuñez was sentenced in June of 2010 for the fatal stabbing of Luis Dos Santos. Esteban Nuñez has benefited [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Candidate Profile: Rudy Martinez in Los Angeles’s CD 14

November 18th, 2010 · 10 Comments

When many think of “Latino Los Angeles” or the heart of the Latino community within LA, they think of Council District 14, which includes historical Boyle Heights, downtown, Highland Park, El Sereno, and Eagle Rock to name a few of the neighborhoods. This is the district that current Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa represented on the city [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · community organizing and activism · Government Accountability

LatinoPoliticsBlog at Yesterday’s “Moving America Forward” Rally at USC

October 23rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

On Friday, LatinoPoliticsBlog attended the “Moving America Forward” rally from the vantage point of the press riser at USC. This event started about two hours late, and the crowd was estimated to be at 37,500. I was amazed at the turnout, and for me, this event pretty much reinforced that President Obama and the Democrats [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

More Observations of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

August 16th, 2010 · 11 Comments

By “Michaelr” On August 14, 2010, at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College in room 221, I engaged with the 25th U.S. Secretary of Labor, the former U.S. Congressional Representative of California’s 31st District, Hilda Solis.  Although our conversation was interrupted by an irate middle-aged woman seeking amends for some incident that hardly seemed public, [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Appears in Los Angeles with Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer

August 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see one of the more revered and respected Latinas in public office, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at a small event at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College. The Secretary appeared after Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer addressed a classroom sized gathering of organizers and activists. The event was sponsored by [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Economics · Immigration · Labor Relations · voting trends

Esteban Nuñez Sentenced to 16 years in Prison

June 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Esteban Nuñez, son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, was sentenced yesterday to 16 years in prison (the maximum term for this crime). I suspect that with good behavior, prison overcrowding, and/or any influencing of his Papi that the younger Nuñez may end up only serving about 8 years. San Diego 6 has a [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez