Monday, November 29, 2010

Veteran Editor: Exposes Corruption in L.A. (Online Video)

Ron Kaye, Editor L A Daily News (1984-2008)
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Los Angeles, CA Veteran newsman and long time editor Ron Kaye describes the role of the Department of Water and Power and current city leadership that has presided over the rapid decline of the nation's second most populous city. From 1982 to 2008 as Editor of the L. A. Daily news Kaye acquired first hand knowledge of the inner workings of Los Angeles, a city that was at one time thought of as "the shining city by the sea."

The interview with Kaye is part of an on-going Full Disclosure Network® cable television series covering the politics and policies behind California's urban decline. The series is featured on community cable channels throughout California and in major U. S. Cities and on the Internet. DVDs of the full half-hour programs are available upon request here.
Americans Decline and Fall is symbolized by what is happening in the City of L A where the Department of Water and Power has been exploited by public employee union leaders and politicians resulting in inefficiency and higher rates.
Income and expenditures for the Dept. of Water and Power. Increase of discounts for low income persons, then rate increases, then expand "hardship" discounts passing on the cost to homeowners, small businesses and renter controls
How to save City workers jobs? Raise the rates of Department of Water and Power to keep the spending going. L A City Council is looking for revenue rather than serving the public. Ron Kaye exposes government policies that are self serving for government and not the people. Rev. Jeff Carr the Chief of Staff for LA Mayor is running the rate increase policy as are other General Managers in the City.

Segment #4 "Corruption Institutionalized in Los Angeles"
Leaders have no integrity and that is corrupting the L A City Government. Ron Kaye describes how the city workers are honorable but are sinking into the corruption because of the lack of integrity at the top. The system in LA is "Go along to get along" where people are feeding on grants and must go along with City Hall. Where are the "Ethics" or is there just "Municipal Socialism" by providing vast sums of money to advocates for homeless is not helping the homeless. Non profit bureaucracies are the beneficiaries. Green Energy is nothing more that "feel good" propaganda when the programs have not even been implemented and are impractical.
Ron Kaye former LA Daily News Editor, describes how the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has bought into a "Solar Power" scheme to buy Chinese solar panels to line the Owens Valley floor and is unproven, risky and costly but will benefit the public employee unions in the Department.
Ron Kaye describes the failure of the two party system that is no longer functioning. He says a rebellion can reclaim our democratic system and describes how to do just that. The debate on public policies has been taken over by self serving politicians. He says it is up to the people to turn around their cities, starting in L A. He says L A is the leading edge of the American economic crisis.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Are Judicial Double Benefits Constitutional? Judges To Rule on Judges Benefits Round II

San Diego, CA Watch the unbelievable Court hearing where three Appellate Court Justices try to avoid making a decision on whether or not the Superior Court Judges in Los Angeles can continue to receive hundreds of millions of dollars illegally from the County of Los Angeles above and beyond their State salaries. Features Sterling Norris, Lead Attorney, Judicial Watch, Jones-Day AttorneyElwood Lui (former Appellate Court Justice) Paul Orfanedes, Director of Litigation for Judicial Watch, Appellate Court Justices Gilbert Nares,Judith Haller and Presiding Judge Tricia Benkeand Full Disclosure Network's® Leslie Dutton.

The California Court of Appeal 4th District in San Diego heard oral arguments on October 13, 2010 for the second time in ongoing case brought by the non-profit public interest law firm Judicial Watch known as "Sturgeon II" originally filed in 2006 as Sturgeon v County of Los AngelesThe case has been a hot potato bouncing back and forth from Superior Court where Judges recused themselves to Appellate Court and to the California Supreme Court. Who had refused to re-hear the case that resulted in Sturgeon vs County becoming case law. In an unusual move, the Los Angeles Superior Court Judges decided to intervene and take the issue to a second round battle.

Judges Judging Judges:
This awkward court fight has judges pitted against judges. The Los Angeles Superior Court hired Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher one of the nation's most prestigious lawfirms to fight to overturn the previous decision in November 2008 that found the double benefits of $300 million paid to L A Judges since 1987 were illegal. And, L A County would not take no for an answer, they hired Jones-Day one of the largest lawfirms in the world to continue the fight to give double benefits to the highest paid judges in the nation. Apparently the costly court fees for retrying the case is not an issue. There appears to be unlimited funds for the top legal beagles.

Related Video LInks:
The Fight For and Against Illegal Judicial Benefits ( 6 min summary)
Judges Fighting Judges Over Double Benefits (11 minutes)

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Los Angeles, CAFull Disclosure Network® held its 19th Anniversary Brunch in the Community Room of L A County's Burton Chace Park on Saturday, October 30th. Here is the video of documented proof of what happened to the visitors who came from all over Southern California who were abused by the County's aggressive revenue-generating policies.

A fleet of parking enforcement attendants was lying in wait to issue the $60 tickets. Watch this video and see what happened and how the public reacted, featuring guests attending the event who became unsuspecting victims of parking enforcement.

Most visitors did not have the quarters and those who went to an overflow parking lot found there was a malfunctioning ticket machine with confusing and conflicting instructions, as demonstrated by the Division Chief for LA County Beaches & Harbors.

Just A Few of The Many Parking Victims on Oct. 30th 9 a.m.
Althea Shaw,Tommie Shaw, Bill Edwards, Fred Sotille T. J. Johnston Leslie Dutton, Tony and Danute Mazeika, M.D.Romney, B. Blinderman

L A County Dept. Beaches & Harbors
Paul Wong, Division Chief, Planning Division
Debra Talbot, PR/Marketing Dept