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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Krekorian’

Fake Reader Ruse Bumps LA City Councilman to Patch Sidelines

As Paul Krekorian confirms today via the Daily News, there never was a Tracy from Studio City. Rather, a question about digital billboards attributed to that name in a recent “Ask Paul” column on Studio City Patch was in fact deliberately mislabeled by one of his staffers.

Krekorian says he was unaware of the fake constituent maneuver and has apologized for the ruse. To Patch’s credit, they took swift and decisive action:

The entire column is now being moved to the blog section of the Patch site, said Joe Wiggins, New York-based spokesman for the company. The move essentially means Patch editors’ are no longer responsible for the content.

“Patch found no other violations in the councilman’s column since it started nine months ago,” Wiggins wrote. “Still, we have decided that “Ask Paul” will no longer be a column on Studio City Patch.”

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City Council Votes for Condom Use on Porn Sets

The Los Angeles city council voiced their support for mandatory condom use in adult films on Wednesday.

The council voted 10-0 in favor of a resolution that requests state legislation that increases the city’s ability to enforce condom use on porn sets, in large part by making it a condition of receiving a film permit. AVN takes a detailed look at the proposal, which was introduced by Paul Krekorian and Richard Alarcon.

AVN editor Tom Hymes spoke with Rick Orlov of the Daily News about the issue. Hymes says:

Clearly, the industry is not for this move and the result of it would be that more productions would go underground to the extent they are able to do that.

When Hymes speaks of “the industry,” he is likely referring to the production side of the industry, who make the bulk of the profit, and not the porn performers whose health and safety the legislation is designed to protect.