Here is Part 3 of the old NBC Report on Playa Vista from August 17, 2005.
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An NBC series called “Burning Questions” from 2009 exposed many of the potential hazards of dangerous chemicals at the Playa Vista site. Here is Part 2 of that excellent series.
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Dateline: Playa Vista
The huge development of Playa Vista was built over the old Los Angeles river bed, now known as Ballona Creek. It is also built over an area of oil and gas fields. The area is so dangerous with methane and deadly chemicals from oil and gas that environmental studies pronounced that nothing should ever be built there. That didn’t stop Goldman Sachs from financing developers to build this massive site, literally a small city. According to our whistle blower, no environmental impact report was ever filed, and despite 10 years of litigation and a half million dollars in attorneys fees, the courts looked the other way and allowed the project to be built. The City of Los Angeles, ignoring its responsibilities, allowed the project to be built because it has greatly benefited (as has the County) from the millions of dollars of property tax revenue pouring in. Forget the dangers to public health, the environment, the aquifers, or anything else, the greed of the County and City for tax revenue over-shadows the lives of those who will get sick and die. The developers and financiers have reaped a fortune on Playa Vista and are continuing to build ever more condos on the site to this very day. The American Indians, whose burial grounds were torn up during this building frenzy, have allegedly said there is a curse on the site. The money made by developers, the City, the County, and the financiers, could be called “blood money” if predicted death and destruction follows. Follow this incredible story of greed and reckless development in Part 4 of Poisoned Paradise.
The unfolding story of the deadly gas underneath Marina del Rey and Playa Vista as our Whistle-Blower, Mr. “X” explains how the War Department initiated storage of massive amounts of natural gas in a huge underground “cavern” during WW2. They turned it over to the Southern California Gas Company after the war. The bad news? The entire area is punctured with hundreds of old oil wells. The “safe” storage in this geologic formation is leaking, and no one is pressing the Gas Company to find out how much leakage there is, AND where it is going. Part Three of this horrific story, with much more to come.
Part 2 of the series Poisoned Paradise. Maps and information on where the dangerous oil and gas fields are, in other words, where NOT to live. Leaking oil and gas under Beverly Hills High School. More background information on oil and gas wells and how they leak and sometimes explode without warning.
By the end of this series, you will know where NOT to live, where NOT to send your children to school, and where to avoid drinking the water. This is an incredible story, one that goes back to the old days of the Spanish Land grants. Our whistleblower follows the story down through the ages, from the wetlands to the massive modern real estate developments. This series contains the most important information that you will ever need to live in Los Angeles.
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Judyth Vary Baker has written a book called “Me and Lee”, published by Trine Day. In this book she tells her story, the real story of love, intrigue, secret agents, David Ferrie, Mary Sherman, Guy Bannister, and other actors during the time she was Oswald’s girl.
Judyth Baker was in the Los Angeles area and spoke on November 27, 2012 at the Beverly Garland Hotel in Studio City. She presented a talk and slide show covering a part of her documentation of the events described in her book. Click here to see the 30 minute question and answer session posted on youtube.com.
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Tell your friends about this incredible event. Judyth Baker has been in exile for decades, in fear for her life. Most of the witnesses to the Kennedy assassination were murdered. She is the sole survivor of important witnesses. When she first wanted to talk about Lee Oswald, she went to 60 minutes. Don Hewitt tried to get her story on national TV but was completely stonewalled. He said later that it was one of the greatest stories he had run across, but the door was slammed in his face by the network! Later, a cable channel did a series called The Men Who Killed Kennedy. One of the chapters was on Judyth Baker. It was shown a couple times, then her chapter was pulled from the series and never shown again, allegedly due to pressure from the family of LBJ. Judyth then decided that she must write a book about her life, with complete documentation. She is now risking her life to bring you the truth, the long suppressed story of Lee Harvey Oswald and his life in New Orleans with his lover, his mistress Judyth Baker.
Let’s face the facts. Most of the big corporate-owned television and radio stations are only giving you the news they want you to hear. They conveniently leave out the alternative story, or the other side of the coin. The same is sadly true of the big Los Angeles and Orange County newspapers. The L.A. Times, a dozen or so years ago, decided that they were going to obliterate as many of the local city newspapers that they could. So they went around the L.A. area and bought up all the small, independent newspapers. Some they just buried in the graveyard of abandoned newspapers, the one that sits under their building in downtown Los Angeles. Some of the others were merged into their regional editions, now under their complete editorial control.
Then they secretly financed a “friendly person” to buy up the Daily News, which was perceived as their competition. This was done because they were afraid that another big newpaper, like the Orange County Register, was going to come in to L.A. and kick their butt. With almost total, monopolistic control over the printed word, the Times has ruled the news roost for years, pandering to big government, big corporations, and the moneyed elite of the area. Their control over the local Newspapers that they bought out, like the old Burbank Leader, and the Glendale News-Press, assured that real estate developers and other special interests could go about their business unmolested. The news spotlight was always tilted so that you couldn’t glimpse what was going on in your local city hall.
And this is how it still is to this day. The Register never came to L.A., and got into its own financial problems. Rumor has it that they have just been sold to some investor group. The Daily News, which at one time covered a lot of the local Valley events at City Hall, is now reduced to a thin shadow of its former self. If you went into the building and shouted for some real journalists and reporters, we think you would only hear an echo of your own voice. Most of their stories seem to now be off the “wire”, A.P., Reuters, etc. As far as the L.A. Times, the survivor of the “newspaper wars” of the fifties and sixties, it’s not fit to line your bird cage.
Anyone over 60 years old can remember some of L.A.’s great newspapers: The Los Angeles Herald, the Examiner, the Los Angeles Mirror, The Hollywood Citizen News, The Santa Monica Outlook, and many more. All gone, and never spoken of. The powers that be do not want you to know how much information you have lost. They think that one news source is enough. Like the old Soviet Union, all you need to know is in Pravda, we don’t need any other “truths”. Now the joke has come full circle. RT, or Russian Television, found all over the internet and on channel 28, has more “truth” and better stories than the so-called “free press” of the Los Angeles Times.
So we here at Southland News encourage others to take up the challenge, and join with us to break the news blockade. Let’s get the goods – the real stories – the important stories that are in Southern California. We hope to make a difference and make this area a better place to live. Let’s expose corruption, bad government, crummy politicians, pot-holed roads, pot-bellied fat cats and local loonies who have managed to get elected.