Villaraigosa wasted no time in replacing Marie Atake. He sold the seat to longtime LAAS Volunteer Irene Ponce who bought her seat in September of 2004 with a $500 contribution to Villaraigosa’s mayoral campaign.
Ponce is no friend of ADL, but she is a close friend of Ed Boks and Pia Salk—another close and alleged ex-girlfriend of Boks, who Ed gave a $20,000 contract for a trivial study. This $20,000 bought Ed access to Big Money and a shot at celebrity-hood in Southern California. Villaraigosa and Boks both belong to the Tammany Hall school of the spoils system.
Irene is Boks' lap dog although he describes her as his pitbull.
She says about ADL and an article written by Ann Angelino:
This article is totally misleading! If these ADLLA folks who wrote this article would help stage adoption events or help to pass legislation in the best interest of animals that would be great! But all they do is make inflammatory remarks! They are just home-land terrorists! ADLLA does not lift a finger to really help the animals in the shelters. It would help if they staged spay/neuter events, rather write these stories that are full of lies.
Well Irene, hope when you get to know Ed better you can see through his charm and that the ADL is doing exactly what has to be done to save animals—getting rid of Boks.
Irene Ponce Los Angeles, CA 90032
Antonio Villaraigosa 1267602 - Villaraigosa for Mayor 2005
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