The newspaper's main reporter for the city council meetings, Arnold Adler, has been a key contact for me. In the past, I would inform him when our group was working on something in the city, or preparing for the next city council meeting.
Without my informing him, he would have never known that that January 5th, 2016 city council meeting was canceled.
His latest article on our work in Huntington Park, however, left too much to be desired.
The article copy was riddle with factual and spelling errors, once with the same name spelled two different ways.
The headline was misleading:
It seems strange to abbreviate Huntington Park. What is going on?
Then the rest of the article follows:
Notice that misspelling of Robin Hvidston's last name. As for loud interviews, I am not sure what Adler is writing about. Here is a video link showing part of what happened during the closed session.
Adler failed to report that the closed session lasted more than an hour. He also neglected to report that the city attorney violated the Brown Act.
He is correct that the meeting continued well into the next morning. His reporting suggests that the delays in the meeting are the fault of We the People Rising.
The truth is that if the Huntington Park City Council had never violated federal and state law in appointing the two illegal aliens to city commissions, we would not be there to protest in the first place. None of us would have raised our voices against the city council of the mayor had not deliberately misplaced or left out our speaker cards.
More residents in the city would not complain if they members honored their oaths of office and served the city rather than themselves.
This article was the worst reporting I have read from the LA Wave in a long time. Very disappointed.