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Why Did City Clerk Martin Cole Leave His Job?


Is it possible? Is it possible? Can the moaning and knee-shaking noises coming from city hall be coming from the very nervous and worried pencil sharpeners’ group members?

It’s pure speculation at this time, but the rumors are saying, “Why would Martin Cole leave a job paying approximately $275, 000 (wages and benefits) unless someone or something made Mr. Cole extremely upset?” Don’t forget, some just might be having sleepless nights, afraid of Cole blowing the beans on a few projects from the redevelopment side of the business. No, friends, it’s conjecture, but if Cousin Neil was involved he would have had a hot pot of Yuban coffee and two king-size lemon-filled donuts ready every day.

Are you a female veteran who needs assistance with domiciliary, residential, or rehabilitation treatment programs? You need to contact the Greater Los Angeles V.A. Healthcare System, (310) 268-3540, located at 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.

In May, Theodorsia and I visited the L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, where we obtained a copy of the “Grizzly.” The Grizzly is the official publication for the California National Guard. I didn’t realize we had California National Guard Troops in Cuba, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and the Horn of Africa. Nearly 300,000 female service members have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan over the years.

Cousin Neil is a chocolate nut!!! I don’t care if it’s white chocolate, brown chocolate, semi-sweet, or with or without nuts. If you want the very best and not just good or excellent, then follow Theodorsia and me to 816 South Santa Fe Avenue, downtown L.A. or click on

Can you believe Assembly Member David Hadley, Republican, Assembly District 66, is on the record voting against prevailing wages, the eight-hour day, the minimum wage, and punishing employers who bounce paychecks to employees? Those registered in the South Bay should vote out Hadley and send Al Muratsuchi back to Sacramento.

Attending the 2016 Dan Foley Outstanding Labor Leader at the Double Tree Hotel in San Pedro on Saturday, May 14 was Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas accompanied by Scott Malsin, as well as over 100 state, federal, county and local office holders honoring Luther Medina, President, Sheet Metal Local Union 105.

Companies are negotiating with our old enemies to buy American fire power (subject to our government’s approval) as protection from their former comrades, the Chinese. President Obama will soon be in Vietnam and they have their checkbook out and a pen full of ink.

If you think the increase in sales tax we voted on and approved was for anything other than wages, pensions and healthcare, then I have some waterfront property in Riverside I would like to sell you. The latest figures I saw showed the culver city Manager gets total pay/wages of $372,799.16; our Assistant City Manager/City Clerk gets $271,157.83; Director of Community Development gets $246,052.48; Chief Financial Officer gets $285,817.05; Chief Information Officer gets $239,321.58; Parks and Recreation Director gets $238,159.18; and Manager, Building and Safety gets $205,804.44. Isn’t it disgusting, folks, that these city officials would rather close down the culver city emergency dispatch center that has less than 15 people and send the work not to Mexico or China or India or Laos, but to Hawthorne, so they can keep their fat pay check? It’s about time we said, “Enough is enough, let’s protect culver city jobs.”

If you are a sailor who loves to sail on weekends, you must be upset with the Coast Guard’s ability to monitor your location as far as 2,000 miles away through monitoring systems or transponders. Presently Homeland Security and the Coast Guard receive 92,000 messages daily by the National Automatic Identification System, with a reach of 2,000 miles from 12,700 unique vessels of over 65 feet. Those agencies and organizations receiving a boater’s’ location could share it with Boeing, Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to name a few.

A complaint filed in a federal district court in September 2015 claims the government is withholding documents about the program. You know darn well our leaders are going to tell us it’s classified and involves national security, but mainly they want to protect the safety of the seafarers by quickly responding to an attack by a Chinese submarine. Get “The Log” or borrow my copy.

From a secret listening location in a city hall located near a television playing Westerns from the 1930s and 1940s and with easy access to the private men’s room, it was heard by a senior member of the cotton candy team, that Boeing, Lockheed and other defense companies are in Vietnam. That’s right, top secret documents now indicate American companies will be selling to Hanoi.

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