Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Local Newspaper Writes Article about Lynwood Watch

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper writes an article about Lynwood Watch. The article points out that the blog portion of Lynwood Watch stirs controversy. People interviewed say the Lynwood Blog is "tasteless", "more opinionated than fact", and a "gossip column".

Read full article here.

On another story, the paper warns of possible cubtacks in CDBG funding that according to the paper, Lynwood uses to operate an anti-gang program.

Read full article here.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

OF COURSE MARK FLORES AND LETICIA VASQUEZ AND RAMON RODRIGUEAZ COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WEBSITE. HOW CAN LETICIA VASQUEZ NOT CALL THE WEBSITE TASTELESS WHEN SHE HAS BEEN EXPOSED? NOW MARK, JUST LIKE HE SAID, AT FIRST, HIS INTENTIONS WERE GOOD, BUT AFTER HE DEFENDED RICHARDS ALONG WITH VARELA AND PEDROZA, THINGS CHANGED. I DEFINETLY SEE WHY HE CALLS THIS A GOSSIP COLUMN, WHY? MASTER PEDROZA AND MASTER VARELA ARE BEING ATTACKED. HOW ABOUT RODRIGUEZ? OF COURSE, HE HAS ALSO BEEN EXPOSED BY THE WEBSITE! OVER 10,000 VISITS SPEAKS MORE THAN LETICIA'S, FLORES', AND RODRIGUEZ' COMMENTS.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the great work lynwood watch!! Many of us work long hours, go to school and do not have the needed time to get involve and attend council meetings. Those council members who say they never visisited this web site are a BUNCH OF LIARS. They are afraid that we know have a window and we are WATCHING EVERY ACTION THEY ARE TAKING.

Anonymous said...

Of course Vasquez and Rodriguez don't like the website! Their little buddies have been hit real bad. They don't like that, how could they? What's wrong is wrong, and is very wrong to protect your buddies!

Anonymous said...

Leticia Vasquez is right. The Lynwood City Council has done good things. Let me mention a couple:

1) Hire a very expensive consultant firm to do a search, and end up hiring some one from our own back yard. Grant him a $180,000 salary (the average salary of a Lynwood family is $13,000, which means Nabor gets the equivalent to the yearly salary of 13 Lynwood families! But it doesn't matter to Rodriguez, Santillan and Pedroza)and a 1,000 car allowance. The contract is for 5 years, which means Nabor will be making $900,000. Is this why they're proposing cuts? To give thier friends high paying jobs?

2) Give out a multi million dollar 30 year bill board contract. It doesn't matter if it's a long lucrative contract, it's a quick fix to the deficit, and may be it will give some good campaing contributions!

Anonymous said...

According to Encarta Encyclopedia, the vice president of the United States receives an annual salary of $189,300. The new City manager will get $180,000, only $9,300 less!!! Now it's obvious why they were proposing cuts, they needed to fire City employees to pay for this guy's salary!

Rumor is Truth said...

“If you have nothing to hide, then you shouldn’t have a problem with the Web site,” Miguel Figueroa said.

“A spokesperson for the group that started the Web site agreed to an interview provided his name not be used.”
THEN WHY IS THIS SITE SO ANONYMOUS?

Who is behind the "Lynwood Enquirer" web site. Who is feeding them their “facts”? We would like to know!!! What are YOU hiding?

20 million hits since October? Are you kidding me? What a bunch of bulls**t!!! That’s like 133,000 hits per day! There are only 75,000 people in Lynwood. So the website people are saying that everyman, woman and child in town are seeing this baloney twice a day? Wake up Lynwood…

Rumor is Truth said...

“If you have nothing to hide, then you shouldn’t have a problem with the Web site,” Miguel Figueroa said.

“A spokesperson for the group that started the Web site agreed to an interview provided his name not be used.”
THEN WHY IS THIS SITE SO ANONYMOUS? Who is behind the "Lynwood Enquirer" web site. Who is feeding them their “facts”? We would like to know!!! What are YOU hiding?

20 million hits since October? Are you kidding me? What a bunch of bulls**t!!! That’s like 133,000 hits per day! There are only 75,000 people in Lynwood. So the website people are saying that every man, woman and child in town are seeing this baloney twice a day? Wake up Lynwood…

Ismael Carrera said...

If only people that complain have something to hide...then why are the writers of the blog and the writers of the comments hiding? Who are you? What are YOU hiding?

- Ismael Carrera, CONCERNED RESIDENT

Anonymous said...

Some of you people are ridiculous! What salary would you want for a city manager position? I bet you wouldn't do it for the $30,000 you make at your current job!! Stop being so negative. Instead of sitting at home complaining about what other people have and what other people are doing (good or bad), get your butt of your couch, record the novela and go volunteer at your local school or youth program. CONTRIBUTE to Lynwood instead of showing the world how ignorant and moronic we can be.

I dont care if you know my name...
Gabriella Godinez

Lynwood Watch said...

Lynwood Watch agrees. It should be "thousand" instead of "million".

Anonymous said...

WE told you about not believing everything you read!

Rick Medina, Lynwood Resident
(and not afraid to show my name!)

Anonymous said...

It isn't any different than the offices at City Hall or any other place. There's gossip everywhere! The same happens at the council meetings. If you've gone, you'll notice that a lot of gossiping goes on outside while the meeting is going on. Why? That's what a lot of people like! Now,let me ask you a question, does the Lynwood Press have credibility? To some people it does, to some it doesn't. Is it the paper? No, it's the reporter. She use to quote Rea a lot. He doesn't have credibility for some, and for other he does. Now the woman is always quoting Leticia Vasquez, she has no credibility either for some, and she does for others. Same for Ramon Rodriguez, and Santillan, and Pedroza. Is that mean that the Lynwood Press or the reporter don't have credibility or that they do?

There are clear examples of media who are a joke and have no credibility whasoever. Take a look at the Sun newspaper. They supported Richars, and they used their paper to support Richards during the recall and after. Then their contract fell apart (to this date, they haven't finished the project). They disappeared for a long time, and then they came back with the very, very old news about Richard's arrest. They went dead again, and just yesterday, they feature Leticia Vasquez, and Pedroza. They have an article about Pedroza's greatness. We all know that's a joke. Again they appear with old news (why don't or didn't they publish anything about the pornos?)

They are the real whore in the media. And that's a good clear example of "opinionated", "tasteless", and "a gossip column". They are used, and let themselves be used when someone needs them just so they can get a couple of bucks.

Why then, do the people who cirtizice this blog support the sun? Which has less credibility? Perhaps neither the blog nor the sun, but the people who critizice lack credibility.

-Ismael Carrera said...

TO: The Brave ANONYMOUS person above:

You said, "Why do the people who criticize this blog support the sun?"

What planet are you from? Who said that they support the Sun paper? Don't make things up. (I TOLD ALL YOU READERS TO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ! Half of all this is fantasy.)The Sun is a third rate publication. It has more grammatical errors than my 6 year old's reports! Tell me, who said that they support it? I sure don't and you included me in the people that support the Sun.

The Press reporter has written stories critical of four of the five councilpeople! I am not defending or attacking her. Comments on Her writing skills can be left to opinion. It's simply what she has done. SO where is the bias you claim?

-Ismael Carrera, CONCERNED RESIDENT

www.getalife.com said...

AND FINALLY...

TO the Mr./Ms. ANONYMOUS producers of the blog. -

I am sure that your mission to expose corruption in this and other communities is legit. BUT! I respectfully ask that you check on your sources of your "inside city hall" information. I, too, know about the inside of city hall and can tell you that they NEVER fired 15 staff "while council was spending money on trips", let alone fire the person from a certain job you specifically identified! The job never existed in the first place! So who got fired from it?

What you write is only as good as your info. So, like Santa, please check it twice!

Also, this Anonymous stuff is very shady! Anyone can log on and make things up here with no accountability. You and your staff would be freakin' HEROES in Lynwood if we knew who you were!!!

WHY ARE YOU HIDING???????????

-Ismael Carrera said...

Sorry I forgot say who wrote the above!

Proudly,
-Ismael Carrera,

Anonymous said...

GOOD COMMENTS ISMAEL, EXCEPT THE LAST ONE. (IT DOESN'T MENTION THAT IT HAPPENED)

THIS AFTERNOON WHEN I CHECKED, THERE WERE 10,232 VISITS. AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, THERE ARE 10,590. THAT'S NOT BAD, NOT AT ALL!!! (THAT WOULD BE 358 IN ONE AFTERNOON, WOUDLN'T IT?)

ALL IN ALL, 358 PEOPLE WHO'VE DISCOVERED THAT THERE'S MORE THAN PORN, SPORTS, AND NEWS ON THE INTERNET!

AND YES LYNWOOD WATCH, I ALSO KNOW ABOUT THE INSIDE STORIES. MAYBE ISMAEL AND I CAN PROVIDE YOU GUYS WITH USEFUL INFORMATION. (LET ME KNOW!)

tired said...

I remenber when Councilmen L. Byrd made a statement that only about 10% of the Lynwood residents knew about his shady busines and lavish life satyle of councilmembers.
Now thanks to the LYNWOOD WATCH more then that 10% knows about it especially when we don't have the time to attend evey council meeting.
Now we can access the info via LynwoodWatch.com with out been told that the agenda is not ready late on Thrusdays before the meeting.
Cuentas Claras Amistades Largas Baby!!
KEEP LYNWOODWATCH.COM going.

Anonymous said...

sigan con su excelente trabajo....Dejen que los perros sigan ladrando..... El numero de visitantes diario demuestran el triunfo que esta teniedo LYNWOOD WATCH!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read the newspaper story today about this web site. You guys are doing a good job.

Daleesha Wright, Lynwood Resident

Anonymous said...

11120 VISITORS AS OF TODAY!! WOW, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! COUNCIL PEOPLE WILL NOT DETER US FROM USING OUR AMENDMENTS RIGHTS!!

Connie said...

amendment rights? what the h*ll are you talking about? Like there's some grand conspiracy against you!!! Believe me, you are NOT that important to have plots against you!

AND do the math... those hits average out to about 67 per day since it started. How many times do YOU personally visit the site a day? Hmmm I say maybe, very conservatively, three or four times daily ? Does that sound right?

Well, that equals only 16 to 20 people a day. Stop this gossiping (and like the kids say "hating") and Get a life. There are much better things to do other than worrying about what the mayor had for lunch last tuesday.-

Connie Vega

Anonymous said...

Coonie you are full of it...

Anonymous said...

Connies is full of sh.t

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your great insight.

Connie's calculations add up better than yours. Grow up!! You really aren't that important.