the Mexican Jewish Queer Latina Angelina Voting Guide

Feeling overwhelmed by this year’s ballot measures? Me fucking too. But I care a lot about this stupidly gorgeous, ghetto blaster town that I’m from so, I decided to bite the bullet and figure out what’s going on on this year’s ballot. I did some research have been listening to local debates on NPR and decided to share my decisions with you. I also used a few Voting Guides including L.A. Times, NPR, The Democratic Voter Guide, The Latino Voting Guide but I did my own independent research; using that Official Election guide massive booklet we all got, plus a little googling, reading, and consideration. These decisions are just my humble opinion – I definitely recommend doing your own research, there’s some weird ones on the list this year.

Thanks for reading and please vote… like omg, please do it, and maybe get a friend to do it too… things are crazy out there in the non-internet… peeps are angry, I mean and the t-shirts have gotten out of control – so angry…

President: Hillary Clinton

United States Senator: Kamala Harris

United States Representative: Adam B. Schiff

Member of the State Assembly: Ardy Kassakhian

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 11: Debra R. Archuleta

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 42: Efrain Matthew Aceves

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 84: Susan Jung Townsend

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 158: Kim L. Nguyen

Prop 51, School Facility Bonds: No

Prop 52, Medical for Private Hospital fees: Abstaining

Prop 53: Public vote of Revenue Bonds: No

Prop 54: Changes in Legislation Process: No

Prop 55: Tax on High Incomes: Yes

Prop 56: Tobacco Tax: yes

Prop 57: Parole, and Sentencing: Yes

Prop 58: English Language Education: English Language Education: Yes

Prop 59: Citizens United Advisory: Yes

Prop 60, Condoms: No

Prop 61: Prescription Drug Costs: No

Prop 62: Abolish Death Penalty: Yes

Prop 63: Gun and Ammunition sales: Yes

voting-is-sexy-copyProp 64: Making Recreational Marijuana Legal: Yes

Prop 65: Carry out bag fees: N

Prop 66: Death Penalty procedures: No

Prop 67: Plastic Bag Ban: Yes

County Measure A Money for Parks: Yes

County Measure M Metro Funding: Yes

Prop HHH Homelessness Initiative: Yes

Initiative Ordanince JJJ: Yes

Charter Amendment RRR: No

Charter Amendment SSS: Yes

Prop CC: Yes

Use this as you wish – just remember this is my humble local opinion.

Thanks again!

callback comedy open mic is back!!

HUGE thanks to the Pop-Hop for resurrecting the mic!

Come check us out on Tuesdays at the The Pop-Hop for some good ole’ fashioned open mic comedy.

Find us on FB

 

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the Vivian Show!

HOY SHIT this month’s Vivian show was insane!

I made buttons!

Huge thanks to all the comedian who came through including our last minute editions of Josh Fadem and Chanel Ali!

 

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the Vivian Show is EXTENDED!

Somebody likes me!

So happy to announce the Vivian Show: starring other people but mostly Vivian has been extended on the MainStage at iO West! I’m very proud of everyone especially Cassandra Cardenas my partner in crime and terrible intern, my amazing Dr. Rimshot (Terrence Newman) and last but not least all the amazing comedians who helped make it possible:

Barbara Gray, Miles K Stenehjem, Josh Fadem, Matt McCarthy, Riley Silverman, Brodie Reed, Dave Merheje, Adam Strauss, Lizzy Cooperman, Rachel Mac, Stephanie Tolev, Atsuko Okatsuka, Emily Fleming, Christina Catherine Martinez, Wesley Doloris, Bri Giger, Nina Tarr, Omid Singh, Robby Hoffman, Nina Daniels, Jared Ramirez, Robby Slowik, Katheryn Henson, Valerie Tosi and, John Norris!

Come out to our next one where we’re going to premiere a new video OOOOOOOOOOOO click here for the FB event

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Here’s some of the old posters:

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The Callback: comedy open mic

I’m hosting a new open mic in Highland Park and I’m so excited, I can’t wait for Wednesday. My friend Britt is the brains behind this operation, so a huge thanks to her and the Hi Hat for having me there! This new venue is sure to start shinning as one of L.A.’s best.

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The Callback is a standard open mic but the fun part is that I pick my fav comic, and they come back the next week for a solid 5mins.

Here’s the event on Facebook with all the information.

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ViV WON the Funny Women Fest Stand Up Competition!

holy shit-

Thank you To Cake Batter for putting on the festival! Hugsss

I’m SO honored to have had the opportunity to perform next to all dem funny ladies. It was so much fun and I met so many cool people (vaginas and penises!)

THANKSTHANKSTHANKSTHANKSTHANKSSO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO CAME AND VOTED!
I’m gonna go turn on my humidifier and faint now.

Honestly I’m in shock still.


I look so worried! Lol


This is my dad, Henry. I gave him a shout out during the set, it got a big laugh 👻

  

did you get a postcard from me? I hope not.

FullSizeRenderthanks for participating in this postal experiment. Hopefully – none of them got to you.

10 have gone out

Stand by for statistics on what cards arrived successfully

link to the original event and L.A. Art book fair premiere

Wait we’re voting again? YES.

CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES hear ye hear ye

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to do a Los Angeles voting guide in order to support people who want to vote but are busy, and to just share info I found.

I ALSO write it to get more residents of Los Angeles to face the city’s needs and respond to them. I get that sharing news on Facebook is dramatic and exciting and you feel like you’re part of it, but honestly – are you helping? Sure you’re spreading the word, but then what? Awareness is not prevention.

Care for the city you live in by treating it as you would your hometown. Sure your grandma doesn’t live here but my abuelita does, and my family goes to school here. An election for School Board Members is the opposite of glamorous yes, but they are important people in the community you live in. Think about your neighbors’ kids, the son of the manager of your fav Thai place or that school you eat brunch across the street from- think about Africa, the mentally ill homeless man who was killed yesterday by LAPD.

 “Over the last decade, voter participation in city elections has ranged from 10% to 34%. It’s bad for democracy — and it empowers special interest groups — when so few Angelenos are making the decisions for everyone” – Los Angeles Times’ Editorial Board

Please remember these are my humble opinions (which I found out just now perfectly match LA Times – see below) and you should research and come to your own conclusions.

Charter Amendments 1 & 2: YES  **this ammendment wasliterally written to help oost the number of voters in local elections… nuff saqid

City Council (which district am I?)

City Council District 2: Paul Krekorian

City Council District 4. Sheila Irani

City Council District 6: Cindy Montañez

City Council District 8: Marqueece Harris-Dawson

City Council District 10: Herb Wesson

City Council District 12: Mitchell Englander

City Council District 14: Gloria Molina

Board of Education

Board of Education District 3: Tamar Galatzan

Board of Education District 5: Andrew Thomas (most of us live in this district, Silverlake Echo Park etc)

Board of Education District 7: Richard Vladovic

Community College District Seats

Community College District seat 1: Andra Hoffman

Community College District seat 3: Sydney Kamlager

Community College District seat 5: Scott Svonkin

Community College District seat 7: Mike Fong

HEY YOU – new piece debuted at L.A. Art Book Fair / Reading at the Echo w/Dum Dum

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UPDATE: reading went successfully at the Echo followed by some amazing performances!

Postcards will come once I have some time this summer

Here’s a pic of me –

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Hi hi

So my latest micro fiction debuted in Dum Dum Zine’s Issue No. 5 – Post & Present at the Geffen Contemporary for L.A. Art Book Fair which was fun (but so crowded!) The Dum Dum table was my goal as I navigated a sea of hipster parents, bibliophiles and striped tshirts. But I made it (as you can see in the video above)

We’re performing our pieces TOMORROW NIGHT at the Echo for the release party followed by amazing music from TÜLIPS, Bloody Death Skull and So Many Wizards!! A fav band of mine that actually played Dum Dum Zine’s first issue release party which I produced back in 2013.

It’s gonna be a crazy night, we were even L.A. Weekly’s “party of the week” pick – so I hope to see you there!

#get dum

I’ll be reading an excerpt from the piece tomorrow (which is printed in the issue you can buyyy) but here’s the full story I wrote:

I often wonder if postmen postworkers mail persons (post-people??) read postcards
You can see it right here – and I’m sure it’s tempting
I would read it
But then, would you feel bad?
I wouldn’t would a little
Like listening to someone’s phone conversation in line
You They know you can see it
the people workers
because it’s right there here
Maybe they you just don’t care anymore
DEAR POST PERSON
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
HEY YOU
are you reading this now?
don’t feel bad, I forgive you
now please don’t deliver this
take it home
it’s for you

TIME TO VOOOOOOTEEEE L.A.!

Just in case you are as “huh” as I am about voting I did a bit of research this year and decided to share my results.

and please don’t forget, these are my humble opinions.

thanks!

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Jerry Brown
Gavin Newsom
Alex Padilla
Betty T. Yee
John Chang
Kamala D. Harris
Dave Jones
Jerome E. Horton
Ted Lieu
Sandra Fluke
Al Muratsuchi

yes to justices

Jacqueline H. Lewis
Andrew M. Stein
Tom Torakson
Jeffrey Prang
Jim McDonnell

YES on:
1, 2, 45, 47, 48, T & U

NO on:
46 & P