Friday, December 18, 2009
BREAKING NEWS: Homeless L.A. Activist, Zuma Dogg OFF THE STREETS and NO LONGER HOMELESS!
BREAKING NEWS: TIME TO RETIRE THIS VIDEO:
Quickl0:20 Welp, now the pressure is on...can't blame everything on "being sleep deprived due to homelessness," anymore; as Zuma Dogg's mulit-year stretch of hardcore homelessness has come to an end, today, as the homeless L.A. activist was finally approved for an apartment in Venice by the Los Angeles Housing Authority (HACLA) and the "Zuma Dogg Holiday Furniture Drive" is ON!
Thanks to BILL ROSENDAHL for helping ZD along and dragging me through the process by telling me who to speak with and how to navigate the process and sitting on people to make sure they didn't go on Holiday break until ZD had keys!
Thanks to Steve Claire's Venice Community Housing Corporation and St Joseph's Center for not giving up on ZD (sometimes I get cranky at you) and making sure I didn't get tripped up in the paperwork process.
And thanks to HACLA for not bamboozling ZD at the end over bureaucracy. (Cause VCHC & St. Joe's made sure the paperwork was done to a "T" in a way BZD NEVER could have done, on his own.)
So it's ONE LESS crazy, homeless guy wandering the streets of L.A. and the end of a very long and public nightmare. So I guess now the old, "sleep deprived" excuse is over, and ZD is either an "a-hole" (or not) based on his own merit. (LOL!) OH NO...NOW what am I gonna blame everything on?
ZUMA DOGG KARAOKE PARTY, THIS SUNDAY at Rick's Tavern on Main Street.
For a minute, it looked like ZD's keys were ALMOST going to have to be put on "hold" until AFTER the Holidays...YIKES! So, alright Bill, THANKS AGAIN...NOW you can relax and enjoy your Holidays without worrying about ZD.
AND THANKS TO EVERYONE ACROSS THE CITY FROM VENICE TO LINCOLN HEIGHTS WHO HELPED ZD MAKE IT TO THIS POINT!!! A LOT OF PEOPLE (WITH THE LEAST) DID A LOT OF HEAVY LIFTING TO KEEP ME AFLOAT OVER THE PAST YEAR. NOW IT'S THE CITY'S PROBLEM, Y'ALL...Hoooooooody hoooooooooooooo!
[P.S. Maybe now, I'll be just enough less cranky, that when I am blasting Antonio for hollerin' all the "green energy" noise amidst budget/services meltdown, that I can just use one or two negative adjectives in reference to him, as opposed to a whole string of them. (A "win-win" for the mayor!)