Monday, October 5, 2009

LA Daily Blog News Wire: City Council's LAPD Hiring Freeze, Wendy's Water Wasting Audit Exposes Millions Wasted and NO RECESSION For DWP's David Nahai

City Flushes Down Millions on Wastewater
...City Controller Wendy Greuel is expected to release her second audit since entering office last July later today. According to her office, a wastewater disposal contractor took advantage of the city's lack of oversight and a poorly written contract to overbill and overcharge. Apparently, Express Environmental Corporation, contracted to colle...

Pay Czar Targets Salary Cuts
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WSJ.com: What's News US on 10/5/09
The U.S. pay czar is planning to clamp down on compensation at firms receiving large sums of government aid by cutting cash salaries for top earners and shifting a chunk of their salaries into stock.

LAUSD offers first single-gender school
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ABC7 Eyewitness News Southern California News, Weather, Traffic and Sports on 10/5/09
The LAUSD cut the ribbon on the first school to offer single-gender instruction.

Mosaic Earnings Plunge 91% as Fertilizer Demand Slows
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CNBC Top News and Analysis on 10/5/09

Outgoing DWP chief Nahai would keep full salary as consultant under proposal
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L.A. Times - California Local News on 10/5/09
Officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials plan to give a consulting contract to the outgoing general manager of the power agency that would pay him the same salary he was earning as the DWP's top executive.

The "Zuma Dogg Strategy" For Reviving Zuma Dogg Back To Somewhat of a Real World
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Zuma Report by Zuma Dogg on 10/5/09
You know, I just typed up this email to someone in response to their offer to help me with some real "fundraising" idea because they seem to think they have some good ideas that they think I probably won't like, but I am ready to stop producing and start listening to the managers and agents. This letter says it all about what I need to start doing MORE of, now that I am finally able to do "less

I Hope You're Sitting Down: DWP (that's YOU...YOUR MONEY) Will Be Paying Outgoing David Nahai FULL SALARY as "Consultant" (Aka: "Hush Money")
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Zuma Report by Zuma Dogg on 10/5/09
ZD's blog viewership is up since I've hit HARD TIMES on the Mean Streets of L.A. (Not so mean, today, though, cause I'm back to my hometown community of Malibu, CA.) AND, the good news is, now that ZD's 3 and a half year (Jack Bauer-like episode of "24" called "3 1/2") has wrapped it's season finale, and Zuma Dogg is back to "regular" pre-city hall Zuma Dogg, I'm trying to be the manager and

Universal Chairmen Forced Out
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WSJ.com: What's News US on 10/5/09
Universal Pictures' studio chairmen have been forced out after more than three years at the helm.

White House: US won't pull out of Afghanistan
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SFGate: Top News Stories by By ANNE GEARAN and LARA JAKES, Associated Press Writers on 10/5/09
Defense Secretary Robert Gates appealed Monday for calm amid intense administration debate over the flagging war in Afghanistan, asking for time and privacy for the president to come to a decision _ an apparent message to the commanding U.S. general there who...


A Very Personal Message from Zuma Dogg's new Ghost Writer
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Zuma Report by Zuma Dogg on 10/5/09
WOW! Looks like Zuma Dogg has a "ghost writer," because I didn't write a word of this. Someone sent it to me under the subject: "Paste."The beat goes on....When ZD is down, it is seldom his rich acquaintances that try to pick him up. It isalways the little guys who find a way to send me 5.00 to keep going on. That money keeps me eating, if only one meal a day...to those of you, I say thank-you. I

Tax breaks to keep L.A. film production?
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ABC7 Eyewitness News Southern California News, Weather, Traffic and Sports on 10/5/09
City Councilman Alarcon proposes tax breaks for entertainment production in L.A.

Clinton formally backs Newsom for Calif. governor
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SFGate: Top News Stories by cmarinucci@sfchronicle.com (Carla Marinucci) on 10/5/09
Former President Bill Clinton delivered a boost today to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor, formally endorsing him in next year's race and calling Newsom a national leader in green technology and energy. "San Francisco may be the...

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