I have to say “thank you” to everyone who made some of what happened today happen. In case you haven’t noticed, three newspapers, one Los Angeles television station, and one Los Angeles radio station all ran Andrew Lamberto stories. A couple of them were brutal.
I can happily say that we are responsible for helping two of those reports happen–the two big ones. I will let you guess as to which ones they were.
As to the others, I have to say someone at The Sun has finally grown a pair back. The editorial they posted tonight is brutal. It reminds me of the good old days when looking at The Sun was the first thing we did every morning. They have lost their way, thanks in part to all the paid advertising from the County of San Bernardino and San Manuel. Welcome back boys. Hope you stick around for a while. Here is the link.
Ryan Hagen also posted a new story. And I must thank you Ryan for linking back to my story on this blog. I appreciate it.
The Victor Valley Daily Press ran their version of the story. As usual, it seems more like something Don Holland wrote for them to protect Supervisor Robert Lovingood. Just once I would like to see a story that reflects poorly of Supervisor Bob and speaks the truth rather than glosses over it. Here is that link.
And finally, there was a lackluster story in the Press Enterprise. Where is Cassie MacDuff and her outrage? We are all counting on her to call a spade and a spade on this one. Here is that story. They really should have used a different photo of Supervisor James Ramos. He looks like he just got lucky along with Andrew. There are times for big grins. Prostitutes stories are not one of them.
I have not heard the reports on KFI. If anyone is able to provide me with the audio clip, please do and I will post it. But again thank you Steve and thank you to all of those who responded to my request to contact KFI to get this story out there.
Last, but not least, Gina Silva from Fox News Los Angeles came through again. Thank you Gina for the plug! If you have not seen the video from her report tonight, here you go:
I mentioned in another post that I was sure Lamberto had been promoted to something above Human Resources Director. I finally found proof of that. Here is a snippet from his rèsumé. He lists his job title as of 2009 as “Director of Human Resources/Executive Administrator.” I remember then-CAO Mark Uffer working on that for him. If I remember correctly, at the time they were going to also give him Vehicle Services, which made no sense whatsoever.
But the most important part of this document is what Lamberto wrote as his duties as part of this position:
Serve as principle assistant to and act on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Supervisors on a variety of administrative matters.
After reading that how can anyone say that notifying the Board of Supervisors was not required? No one, and I mean NO ONE, in their right mind would think that board members would not want to know that the person acting on their behalf got busted for soliciting a prostitute. Here is his entire rèsumè: Lamberto Resume