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Bro-fessional Politico Steven Whiddon Coordinates Media District Effort to Powerwash Homeless Away from Willoughby Avenue

Clean shiny sidewalks in front of Public Storage at 6202 Willoughby, devoid of ficus debris and human debris, courtesy of Hollywood Beautification Team Obersturmbannführerin Sharyn Romano and her sprayhouse gang
Clean shiny sidewalks in front of Public Storage at 6202 Willoughby, devoid of ficus debris and human debris, courtesy of Hollywood Beautification Team Obersturmbannführerin Sharyn Romano and her sprayhouse gang
The pressure washer, a useful tool invented in 1927,1 for cleaning gunk off of stuff and powerful enough to strip human flesh off the bone,2 is a useful tool indeed. But as the esteemed Ani DiFranco reminds us, every tool is a weapon if you hold it right.

We are privileged today to present a series of emails between Hollywood Media District Bro-fessional Executroid Director Steven Whiddon and a typical gang of Los Angeles Power Elitrons, including LA City Council District 13 field deputy Dan Halden, in which they plot and plan to use weekly pressure cleaning of the sidewalks outside the Public Storage at 6202 Willoughby Avenue to force homeless people to move elsewhere. You can download a PDF of the exchange here.

The dirty sidewalk starts at the property line of 6202 Willoughby Avenue, proving definitively that the BID's purpose is not to clean the sidewalks, but to force the homeless to relocate
The dirty sidewalk starts at the property line of 6202 Willoughby Avenue, proving definitively that the BID’s purpose is not to clean the sidewalks, but to force the homeless to relocate
Read and despair as Steven Whiddon states definitively that the purpose of the whole plot is “…to address the issues that are affecting the neighborhood.” That might not sound like a smoking gun, but it is. Steven Whiddon is famous for his euphemysterious locutional style. He’s been known to refer to homeless people as “activities,” and here he’s referring to them as “issues.” It’s nothing more than the incomparable Whiddonian style at work. But perhaps you require more proof that he doesn’t mean clean sidewalks when he says “issues?”

Gaze upon the photo above-left. The ficus grunge starts where Public Storage’s property line stops. No one brought those machines out there to clean the sidewalks just to get the sidewalks clean. More proof, if necessary, can be found in Halden’s January 13, 2015 email, in which he specifies that the notices to be hung in advance of the pressure washing ought to state “Please remove all belongings if you do not want them to get wet or possibly destroyed.”
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Hollywood Media District Goes Full CYA, Approves Falsified Minutes

Richard Nixon takes break from crying over spilt milk in Hell, speaks from grave, reminding one and all that the coverup is worse than the crime
Richard Nixon takes a break from crying over spilt milk in the republic of Hell to speak from the grave, reminding one and all that the coverup is worse than the crime
Long-time readers of this blog will recall that on October 23, 2014, Sharyn Romano of the Hollywood Beautification Team essentially confessed on camera that she turns a blind eye to the criminal activities of her subordinates. We spent the last month feverishly anticipating the minutes of that meeting, wondering what fantastical description of this faux pas might be presented.

The safest thing, and what we were expecting, would have been to just not mention the hateful affair at all. Meeting minutes are a record of what was done in the meeting rather than a transcript of everything that was said. Since Sharyn’s report didn’t contain any action items it would have been totally reasonable to just note that she gave a report. But, for whatever reason, that’s not what happened.
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Irigoyen/Malick: A Wish Comes True!

John Irigoyen not only defuses mentally unstable homeless situations, he also gives them a pony!
John Irigoyen not only defuses mentally unstable homeless situations, he also gives them a pony!
You can listen to the following words of wisdom, from John Irigoyen’s security report to the Hollywood Media District BID at their meeting on October 23, 2014, concerning the situation described in our first post right here. This is a small part of that report along with a comment by Mike Malick at the end.1

John Irigoyen: And last but least, a little disturbing but, you know, [unintelligible] and unfortunately because somebody made a complaint about my officers harrassing somebody my company got involved did a thorough investigation [unintelligible] did not see anything wrong [unintelligible] I’m still standing [unintelligible] my officers [unintelligible] for right now that’s my report. [unintelligible] any questions?
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Sharyn Romano’s Hollywood Beautification Team Paper Reports

WWCDD?
WWCDD?
I’m pleased to announce the availability of the first of the reports of Sharyn Romano of the Hollywood Beautification Team to the Hollywood Media District BID. The page we’re keeping them on is here. Today’s item has pictures of at least some of the stuff, part of it obviously people’s possessions, that her “crew” either did or did not throw away.

I was rereading Great Expectations this morning and came across the following, which could as well be about Sharyn Romano as Mrs. Joe:


[She] was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by their religion

The image of Charles Dickens is in the public domain.

Did Sharyn Romano confess to a crime on camera?

Sharyn Romano, Obersturmbannführerin of the Hollywood Beautification Team
Sharyn Romano, Obersturmbannführerin of the Hollywood Beautification Team
Right here you can listen to Sharyn Romano, Obersturmbannführerin of the Hollywood Beautification Team, saying the following words:

And we cleaned up a homeless encampment, a small one, and then…I’m a little hesitant to talk about the homeless encampments and the…five issues where we found homeless belongings in parks that were left there because legally we’re not allowed to touch them and we’re supposed to be walking away from them. My crew didn’t tell me if they did that or not so I assume they walked away. (laughter from audience)

We believe that this constitutes a confession to a crime and urge that Sharyn and her “crew” should be prosecuted post-haste.
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Clips from Sharyn Romano’s Hollywood Beautification Team Report on October 23, 2014

These are a few clips from Sharyn Romano’s report to the Hollywood Media District BID Board of Directors on October 23, 2014. The entire meeting is available here if you have the heart for it. Continue reading Clips from Sharyn Romano’s Hollywood Beautification Team Report on October 23, 2014