The CotoBuzz Journal, June  2010 - Coto de Caza on Track for Cityhood

The Coto de Caza's Yocham/Varo Dog Park

All California Girls- Whitman, Fiorina, Hutchens Win

By CotoBlogzz| 05/25/10

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - In December 2008 we asked Senator Boxer to share with us how she planned to face what we characterized a disruptive political climate as opposed to her then only challenger Chuck DeVore. We never did get a direct response to the question, although she did write that as a result of "new data from the Labor Department confirms that our nation faces the worst economic crisis of our lifetime

 

More on Parasitic Bureaucracies, the Orange County BOS and Coto de Caza Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Apparently Coto de Caza's local governance's, the CZ Master Association, smoke and mirrors has done the trick, sort of like the Yocham/Varo Dog Park:

 

Associa buying Laguna Woods Property Management Company is out of the frying pan into the fire

Laguna Woods, CA- I had to laugh when I first got the announcement about Associa buying PCM because the information came from chatter at a FOV meeting. PCM doesn’t even have the grace to inform boards of directors let alone give any real information to people who actually OWN the properties they manage. Does this mean that Daddy Disbro and Uncle Jeffy are taking their money and running? Is poor little sad sack Donny going to be left just holding the bag? IT’S YOUR HOME. 

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Business

 

RSM Business Alliance Off to a Flying Start

Yesterday, April 07, 2010, 8:11:32 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The Rancho Santa Margarita Business Alliance (RSMBA) successfully hosted its first event ever today introducing its vision for a localized supportive business environment.   With an Chamber of Commerce already in place, what is the RSMBA's value add, we asked RSMBA's President Donnamarie Kline. "The Chamber of Commerce focuses on Sacramento and a the county level, whereas RSMBA is about local businesses helping other businesses.' she said

 

Beverage-container recycling fraud rings busted - leads to Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
SACRAMENTO, CA -The California Attorney General's (AG) office announced today that special agents with the Department of Justice,in conjunction with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), arrested thirty one individuals, while shutting down three beverage-container recycling fraud rings in which the culprits trucked millions of cans and bottles from Arizona and Nevada to illegally claim California Redemption Value (CRV) refunds totaling some $3.5 million which would be used to operate the state's recycling program.

CVS Pharmacy tech charged with Embezzling $400K in Vicodin
HOLLISTER, CA - The California Attorney General (AG) announced yesterday that a former CVS pharmacy technician and her husband have been charged with 15 felony counts after the woman embezzled tens of thousands of highly addictive prescription pills worth $400,000 from her employer to supply to her drug-dealing husband.

 

 

 


 

 

Community/Campus/Art/Entertainment

 

 

 

The Return of the Saddleback Civic Light Opera

Today, June 09, 2010, 2 hours ago Go to full article

Mission Viejo, CA – After being benched for two years, the Saddleback Civic Light Opera (SCLO) is back at home plate and ready to hit a grand slam homerun with the production of Damn Yankees. This endearing musical comedy, based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, by Douglas Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, hits the McKinney Theatre stage on July 16th. Directed by James R. Taulli, with Musical Direction by Diane King Vann and Choreography by William F. Lett, Damn Yankees is the return of a tradition at Saddleback Co

 

A Journey for the Young at Art At Saddleback College

Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 2:41:26 PM Go to full article

Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Performing Arts is announcing a new hands-on art experience as part of the Passport to the Arts summer series at Saddleback College . Children will be able to enter into the world of puppetry, a rhythm workshop and spinning tops before they are entertained by the actual show. Dru Maurer with the City of Mission Viejo Library Services – Cultural Services will instruct the art classes along with the help of her Cultural Arts Committee.

 

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at RSM

Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 2:40:42 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – the City of Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM) will be hosting a Rela For Life BBQ, Thursday June 10th, 2010 starting at 10:30 AM to be held at the City Hall Entrance Breezeway

 

Memorial Day Weekend's Annual KSBR's Bash at Saddleback CollegeX

Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:12:15 PM Go to full article

Mission Viejo , CA – If its Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to hang out on the Village Green and listen to great jazz! David Benoit, Hiroshima , Greg Adams, and Evelyn Champagne are just a few of the biggest stars in contemporary jazz that will converge on Mission Viejo for the annual KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival. The Bash, which returns to the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park on Sunday, May 30th, is the major fundraising event for KSBR-FM, Mission Viejo’s own community radio station at Saddleback College . A total of more than 40 jazz artists are scheduled to play at the unique event, in which jazz headliners often leave their own bands behind to play with each other. Because of contractual obligations, many of the biggest stars cannot be announced until they actually step on stage, which makes the event even more fun and surprising. Great jazz performers who can be announced include: Brian Bromberg, Chieli Minucci, Dan Siegel, Richard Smith, Freddie Fox, Max Bennett, Blake Aaron, Freddie

 

Angels for the Arts Reception at Saddleback College

Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:54:12 PM Go to full article

Mission Viejo , CA – Students in the Arts at Saddleback College were treated to a cozy setting on the McKinney Theatre stage to receive their $1,000 scholarships from the Angels for the Arts on Tuesday night, April 11th. The six recipients, their parents and friends joined the Angels Board and Performing Arts staff for dessert and coffee for this intimate ceremony. Angels Board members presented background on each of the award-winners and the students received the generous check during this exchange.

 

 


 

Public Safety..  

 

 

 

Laguna Nigel's OCSD Deputy Waters, Arrested on Multiple DUI related crash

Today, June 09, 2010, 2 hours ago Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - Allan James Waters was arrested and charged today with injuring a 78-year-old woman after crashing into her car while driving under the influence of prescription drugs. He is also charged with using fake cocaine to purchase prescription drugs.

 

Justice Department Seeks Help With Suspected Serial Rapist Kevin Lee Francois

Today, June 09, 2010, 8 hours ago Go to full article

LOS ANGELES, CA - The California Department of Justice is asking the public for any information about Kevin Lee Francois, 44 (photo below) who was arrested recently on charges related to an unsolved 2003 rape in Arizona and is a possible suspect in other sex crimes throughout the country.

 

Garden Grove Man faces trial for DUI related Murder

Yesterday, June 08, 2010, 11:56:46 AM Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - Alex David Trujillo faces trial tomorrow for murdering a woman by crashing his car into her while she was riding her bike on the sidewalk with her son. Trujillo, 45, Garden Grove, is charged with one felony count of murder and faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison if convicted. Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 9:30 a.m

 

Tustin Woman Pleads Guilty to $265K White Collar Crime

Monday, June 07, 2010, 3:19:59 PM Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - . Beverly Joan Winter was convicted today of embezzling over $140,000 by writing company checks to herself and falsifying business financial records. Winter, 59, Tustin, pleaded guilty to a court offer to 34 felony counts of forgery and 34 felony counts of falsifying records with sentencing enhancements and allegations for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000, loss over $100,000, and property damage over $65,000. She was sentenced to one year in jail, five years of probation, and ordered to pay full restitution. TheOrange County District Attorney’s office objected to the court's offer, advocating for a sentence of three years in state prison based on Winter's criminal record, violation of trust, amount of theft, and number of violations.

 

Chop Cut Rebuild Star & 50 others charged in Auto Insurance Fraud

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 2:43:36 PM Go to full article

SANTA ANA - The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) has charged 53 defendants following a 5-month undercover sting by the OCDA Automobile Insurance Fraud Unit targeting auto body repair facilities engaging in insurance fraud.

 

Iranian-American Arraigned for Hate Crime

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 2:42:58 PM Go to full article

SANTA ANA - Arash Riazati, an Iranian-American man was arraigned yesterday for the unprovoked hate crime attack of a Hispanic man who was driving with his teenage nephew at an intersection in Tustin, bordering Irvine. The victim and defendant did not know each other prior to this crime, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office

 

Mission Viejo Man to Be Arraigned in Online Predator Sting

Friday, June 04, 2010, 2:45:13 PM Go to full article

WESTMINSTER - Howard Houchen Wang be arraigned today for arranging to meet a fictitious 13-year-old girl after responding to a Craigslist ad after exchanging explicit sexual messages over the Internet to engage illegal sex acts. The ad was posted by the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) posing as a 13-year-old girl looking to earn $100 in an effort to catch Internet sexual predators

 

 

 

Garden Grove Women Gets 16-Life for Murder of 84-Year Great-Grama- "Dementia Made me Do it"

Monday, May 24, 2010, 8:13:33 PM Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - Christina Marie Munoz was sentenced today to 16 years to life in state prison for murdering her 84-year-old great grandmother by stabbing the victim five times in the neck as she sat helpless in her wheelchair. Munoz, 29, Garden Grove, was found guilty in a court trial before the Honorable Richard Toohey Jan. 29, 2010, of one felony count of second degree murder. The sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon was found true. The defendant withdrew her plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, and the sanity phase of the trial was canceled, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office

 

 

 

Los Alamitos Man Pleads Guilty to DUI Related Assault on Officer

Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:27:23 PM Go to full article

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Matthew Van McDaniel pleaded guilty today to recklessly driving under the influence of alcohol into a correctional facility and assaulting a facility officer. McDaniel, 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault on an officer, one felony count of an ex-convict entering grounds of a correctional facility, one misdemeanor count of reckless driving, one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol, one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood level of .08 percent or more, and a sentencing enhancement for great bodily injury was found true. McDaniel's 2003 prior strike conviction for assault with a deadly weapon was also admitted. He was sentenced to nine years in state prison.

 

 

Arrests In Case of Desperate Homeowners Seeking Foreclosure Relief

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 10:29:55 AM Go to full article

LOS ANGELES, CA - The California Attorney General today announced that "nine men engaged in a Southern California boiler room, tricked out in high-roller style with a roulette wheel and other casino equipment, have been charged with 97 criminal counts for stealing at least $2.3 million from more than 1,500 desperate homeowners who were promised loan modifications but received no relief.

 

Wagner, Former Anaheim PD Convicted of Victimizing Women While On Duty

Monday, May 17, 2010, 9:39:27 PM Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - Bradley Stewart Wagner, a former police officer for the Anaheim Police Department (APD) was convicted today of victimizing three women while on duty in a marked police patrol car. Bradley Stewart Wagner, 62, Perris, pleaded guilty to two felony counts for Jane Doe #1, one felony for Jane Doe #2, and one felony count of false imprisonment by violence or deceit and one misdemeanor count of being an officer acting without regular process for Jane Doe #3. Wagner faces a sentence of four ye

 

Former Fullerton Gymnastics Coach Sentenced for Unlawful Relation With Minor

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:29:07 AM Go to full article

FULLERTON, CA - Jason Wayne Scofield, a former gymnastics coach was sentenced today to one year in jail and three years of formal probation for having an unlawful relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Scofield, 37, formerly of Fullerton, pleaded guilty to the court Feb. 23, 2010, to nine felony counts. The maximum possible sentence for the charges is seven years and eight months in state prison, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office. The OCDA's office objected today to the court offer, advocating that the defendant should also be required to register as a sex offender.

 

Two Face Trial for Murder To Steal Safety Deposit Box Withdrawal

Friday, May 14, 2010, 11:27:23 AM Go to full article

SANTA ANA - Jose Alonso Najera Jr., 2 faces trial Monday for plotting the stabbing-murder of his parents in 1999

 

Insane, Laguna Woods Man Murders Mother and Found Sane

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 11:25:31 AM Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - Ethan Emanuel Rosenfeld was found sane by a jury, when he strangled and murdered his 82-year-old widowed mother, with whom he was living in her Leisure World home. Rosenfeld, 52, Laguna Woods, was found guilty by a jury May 5, 2010, of one felony count of first degree murder. Rosenfeld faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison at his sentencing on June 11, 2010.

 

Two Long Beach Men Face Attempted Murder & Mayhem Trial

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 10:14:14 AM Go to full article

Duffey face trial oday for shooting a liquor store owner and a customer in the head, callously stepping over their bodies to steal the cash register and escape. The attempted murders were caught on video surveillance tape. Cartlidge, 23, and Duffey, 22, both of Long Beach, are each charged with two felony counts of attempted murder, two felony counts second degree robbery, and a sentencing enhancement for the use of a firearm. Duffey is charged with one additional felony count of aggravated mayhem and sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm, personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury, and causing great bodily injury.

 

Ladera Ranch DUI Driver Convicted of Murder on Toll Road

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 10:11:22 AM Go to full article

SANTA ANA, CA - Richard Ernest Caselli, a driver under the influence of alcohol and cocaine was convicted yesterday of killing another motorist by crashing into the victim's car while speeding over 100 mph on the toll road. Caselli, 37, Ladera Ranch, pleaded guilty to the court May 11, 2010, to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated. Caselli faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison at his sentencing July 30, 2010

 

 


 

Politics 

   

2010 Elections Preview: Brown Supports Parasitic Bureaucracy

Monday, June 07, 2010, 2:31:53 PM Go to full article

OAKLAND – A California Attorney General (CAG) Gerry Brown’s press release issued today can be construed as a preview of what the California electorate can expect in the upcoming months: the CAG office being used as a proxy to promote Gerry Brown for Governor

 

CA lawmakers focus on making plastic bags illegal & remain mum on California's Triple Whammy! - I say, boot them all!

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 2:49:16 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - We assert that the sucking sound you hear are all the jobs California is losing to Nevada, Texas and Utah, in large measure do to what we refer to as California's Triple Threat: ...

 

CA Lawmakers Allow Expensive Fish Ladder & Deny Water to Farmers - I Say, Boot them all out!

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 2:47:24 PM Go to full article

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — In hopes of luring the endangered steelhead trout into the Santa Monica Mountains, California's transportation agency is planning to spend $935,000 to pave over part of a popular beach with cement and boulders to build a freeway of sorts for fish

 

The Tale of Two GOP Candidates

Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 2:39:34 PM Go to full article

Although weeks ago we predicted the outcome, at least two GOP candidates continue their respective fight to the end. On the other hand, their last email blast may be indicative of which Tea Madame Boxer will be served during mid-term elections. Regular Tea or Flavored? Palin or DeMint.

 

The Flotilla - Connecting the dots

Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 2:38:26 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Regardless of which account you believe about exactly what happened during the raid, see if we can connect the dots.

 

PolitkSpeak

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:36:48 AM Go to full article

Too Big to Fail - Government’s term for big, inefficient and badly mismanaged companies Monopoly - Governments term for big, highly efficient companies such as Microsoft and Google

 

Presidential Reasoning: As gleaned from today's Golf Spill Press Conference

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:35:54 AM Go to full article

According to the president, the BP Golf Spill is a man-made disaster and "The Buck stops here. We are in charge 24X7. All the resources required are being deployed. This is the most important issue for us. Going forward, in making decisions, not all of these will work and will even be subject to the law of unintended consequences. But we are here and will listen to anyone who has ideas – but only if the ideas can be shown to work."

 

An American Disingenuous Solution

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:35:28 AM Go to full article

A piece titled Dishonesty at Interior not Comforting at this Crucial Hour by American Solutions published today in the Red County is a clear indictment of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the now ex- Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum.

 

A Red County's An American Disingenuous Solution

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:33:21 AM Go to full article

A piece titled Dishonesty at Interior not Comforting at this Crucial Hour by American Solutions published today in the Red County is a clear indictment of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the now ex- Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum.

 

Dishonesty at Interior not Comforting at this Crucial Hour

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:32:20 AM Go to full article

By American Solutions | 05/30/10 | 10:37 AM EDT | 2 Comments Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum has resigned. Upon hearing of the resignation, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Birnbaum "has been a strong leader, and we have done tremendous work." Salazar also said that Birnbaum helped to address a "culture of corruption" in MMS.

 

A Tribute to the US Armed Forces

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:30:22 AM Go to full article

A Tribute to the US Armed Forces http://www.atwebo.com/cotobuzz/2010/POLITICS/CotoPOLITICTribute.htm

 

California's Public Records Act - Its the Loopholes Stupid

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 9:39:07 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  California government code section 6250 was enacted because the legislature recognized that access to information concerning the conduct of government employees is business is fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state. The legislature in a n effort to discourage the Madoff Syndrome, further declares that information means any handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, photocopying, transmitting by electronic mail or facsimile, and every other means of recording upon any tangible thing any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combinations thereof, and any record thereby created, regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored.

 

Baugh Singles, but can he Triple?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:49:50 PM Go to full article

We assert that the sucking sound you hear are all the jobs California is losing to Nevada, Texas and Utah, in large measure due to California's Triple Threat: 1) Public sector organized labor, 2) un-elected, un-checked parasitic bureaucracies and 3) lobbyists. Unfortunately, OCGOP Chairman

 

It is Official - It's All California Girls- Whitman, Fiorina, Hutchens Win.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:16:00 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  In December 2008 we asked Senator Boxer to share with us how she planed to face what we characterized a disruptive political climate as opposed to her then only challenger Chuck DeVore. We never did get a direct response to the question, although she did write that as a result of "new data from the Labor Department confirms that our nation faces the worst economic crisis of our lifetime" and in response to the crisis, she states that "I'm working every day to find solutions to our economic situation", What the Senator and her staff heard was that " ..strong support for jobs programs, for extending the Food Stamp program to help those families that are suffering, and to revise the COPS program that helps local law enforcement with staffing needs" and she is "also working with my Senate colleagues to enact an economic recovery package that will create good jobs while also benefiting communities across America with roads and bridge projects, better flood control and other infrastructure programs, and mobilizing the nation for energy independence"

 

OC Sheriff 2010: Baugh Initiative Hunter’s KOD, Hutchens Wins!

Monday, May 24, 2010, 8:12:38 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - According to OCGOP Chairman Scott Baugh, the Baugh Initiative is meant to galvanize political discourse by having candidates take a stand: choose the union, or choose the party. This in an effort to weed out potential candidates who advocate reform, from those who simply want to negotiate the status quo, as is the case with Harry Sidhu. Fullerton Councilman Shawn Nelson, on the other hand is apparently committed to reform and consequently won the OCGOP’s endorsement for Orange County Supervisor 4th District.

 

California's Triple Threat

Monday, May 24, 2010, 8:05:39 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  We assert that the sucking sound you hear are all the jobs California is losing to Nevada, Texas and Utah, in large measure do to what we refer to as California's Triple Threat: 1) Public sector organized labor, 2) un-elected, un-checked parasitic bureaucracies and 3) lobbyists.

 

The Orange County Sheriff's Race - You are who endorses you

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 11:12:05 AM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Most prominent political truisms include 1) Donating to a given candidate is so easy, a caveman can do it. Direct contact with that candidate takes a lobbyist 2) What you do not say speaks louder than what you say 3) You are who endorses you. Take for instance President Obama's 20-some year association with Reverend Wright. Critics claimed that it was impossible for then candidate Obama to have associated with Reverend Wright for so long, without tacitly endorsing the controversial Reverends' views - they proved to be right. Not to mention candidate Obama's associations with Bill Ayeres, Van Joens, Rham Emanuel, etc. etc.

 

Afghanistan and Man-Made Disasters - A Timeline

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 11:10:16 AM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. In a continued attempt to connect the dots, we have combined the Allied Casualties in Afghanistan, with the most recent Man-Made Disasters, as the current administration prefers to call terrorist acts. Given Elena Kagan's, US Supreme Court nominee, dislike for our troops, that may be another dot to consider as our readers come to their own conclusions based on the facts.

 

Man-Made Disasters & Afghanistan - A Timeline

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 11:04:22 AM Go to full article

In a continued attempt to connect the dots, we have combined the Allied Casualties in Afghanistan with the most recent Man-Made Disasters, as the current administration prefers to call acts of terrorism. Given Elena Kagan's, US Supreme Court nominee, obvious disdain for our troops, it may be another dot to consider as you come to your own conclusions based purely on facts.

The Orange County Sheriff's Race - Associations

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 10:59:58 AM Go to full article

Most prominent political truisms include 1) Donating to a given candidate is so easy, a caveman can do it. Direct contact with that candidate takes a lobbyist 2) What you do not say speaks louder than what you say 3) You are who endorses you. Take for instance President Obama's 20-some year association with Reverend Wright. Critics claimed that it was impossible for then candidate Obama to have associated with Reverend Wright for so long, without tacitly endorsing the controversial Reverends' views - they proved to be right. Not to mention candidate Obama's associations with Bill Ayeres, Van Joens, Rham Emanuel, etc. etc.

 

You know you are a demagogue if ….

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 9:34:45 PM Go to full article

If you proclaim that Senator Specter is good for Pennsylvania and the country and promise your full support, that of VP Joe Biden and the White House, then throw him under the bus when the Senator asks for your help, you know you are a demagogue.

 

Termination proceeding for DWP employees is NOT the story.

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 10:30:59 AM Go to full article

DWP General Manager Austin Beutner said that of six suspended six employees last month after a KCBS Channel 2 / KCAL Channel 9 aired an undercover story showing the workers buying beer, drinking in a park, drinking while driving and entering a strip club, while on the job, DWP would start termination proceeding on two un-identified employees

 

 

Teaches or Leeches at CUSD?

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 8:57:58 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - In the first piece of a series, I made the argument that there is a need for a radical transformation in public education, as opposed to the continuous union bickering, such as the one going on in CUSD. While the next pieces are not ready for publication, the conclusion should include the imperative that the California Teacher’s (CTA) Union must be neutralized, if the state is to avoid a Greece-like environment on short order.

 

 

Connecting the Dots on the Elena Kagan Apparent Paradox

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:28:21 AM Go to full article

Senator Harry Reid early this week, characterized Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a trailblazer, leading some lawmakers to complain that since Ms Kagan has never served as a judge and has spent very little time inside a court room, she has left no trail.

 

 

Senator Gregg, a Demagogue, a RINO or both?

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 1:13:43 PM Go to full article

Dear Senator Gregg: Newsmax quotes you:" ” Gregg says. “If we continue to spend much more than we take in," he says. "We'll double our debt in five years and triple it in 10 years and essentially be where Greece is in about seven years,” he said Monday night on the Fox Business Network."

 

Senator Brown, a JAP - Just Another Politician

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 1:10:55 PM Go to full article

Dear Senator Brown: Due to your "NAY" vote on the Vitter Amendment, I will not under any circumstances be voting for you should you ever run for POTUS. I and other freedom loving patriots do not view your support of a watered down audit bill (Sanders amendment) as representing the best interests of the American taxpayer. After being in office for just a short period of time you are proving to be no different than other establishment politicos who cater to the White House bureaucrats and elites.

 

Jay La Suer For San Diego County Sheriff Gets Nod from Vista Tea Party

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 11:25:57 AM

Posted by CotoBlogzz 05-13-2010 03:00 PM The Vista Tea Party has endorsed former number two at the Sheriffs Department Jay La Suer as Republican Party candidate for San Diego County Sheriff in the June 8, 2010 primary election because “ We believe Jay is exactly what We the People need,” according to a press release. La Suer is past 77th AD assemblyman and a 10-year member of the La Mesa City Council.

 

Los Angeles is Broke, LA City Council, what do you do next?

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 10:13:12 AM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Undeniably, Los Angeles is Broke. Yet, when Los Angeles Unified School District Board passed a budget plan calling for massive layoffs over the next two years, the teacher's union protested outside the school board office chanting, "Enough is enough," as the budget gained passage.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Parasitic Bureaucracies

Calif Public Employees Retirement System Board Member Charged W Fraud
LOS ANGELES, CA- The California Attorney General (AG) today announced that the AG's office has filed a civil suit against former California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Board Member Alfred Villalobos, his company ARVCO Capital, and former CalPERS CEO Federico Fred Buenrostro, charging them with fraud

Of Parasitic Bureaucracies
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - We plan to update this page from time to time - so stay tuned, or send us suggestion,We continue to assert that California’s Triple Threat is choking off California: 1) Unions, 2) Lobbyist and 3) Parasitic bureaucracies. In the past, we have discussed the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC), the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), and the Air Quality Board (AQB) as an example of parasitic bureaucracies.

The EEOC Says we are wrong – Criminals Deserve Jobs Too.
When clients ask us to suggest a cyber security plan, we start out with a number of questions, such as: Do you know about the $1,000 fence for the $1.00 horse? Who is the enemy? The answer usually leads us to the What and the Why of the final proposal. Turns out that some 70-90% of all security breaches are directly linked to insiders. These and other fact lead us to include a recommended best business hiring process, which includes a background check on potential employees, particularly those who may be chartered with guarding the aforementioned horse.

CAL. AG Lobbies US Senate - Refuses to join in Challenge to Constitutionality of HCR
LOS ANGELES, CA - As a financial reform package advances in the Senate and an unrelenting swarm of Wall Street lobbyists descends on Capitol Hill to block it, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today urged senators to preserve a critical portion of the legislation which allows states to join the fight against financial fraud on the front line. At the same time, as a number of Attorneys General and Governors accross the country swarm to challenge the constitutionality of the ObamaCare Bill, Brown refuses to join mostly because doing so politicizes the issue.

 

 


 

 

General Interest

More on Parasitic Bureaucracies, the Orange County BOS and Coto de Caza

Today, June 09, 2010, 2 hours ago Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Apparently Coto de Caza's local governance's, the CZ Master Association, smoke and mirrors has done the trick, sort of like the Yocham/Varo Dog Park:

 

Preliminary Report - The Yocahm/Varo Dog Park is a Dud

Monday, June 07, 2010, 8:41:25 PM Go to full article

We took our cocker spaniel, seven year old Coto Lady, for a walk to the new Yocham-Varo Dog Park this afternoon to verify whether what we had expected all along had materialized or whether we had been using tunnel vision – sad to say that we have been right all along – the park is a total waste of money for many reasons, however, the one mostly cited by the Village residents is not one of them: “Unfortunately the ugly dog park is destroying the beautiful passive park area below Alondra,” reads the June 2010 Village newsletter. For starters, the park is right next to the Coto Polo Arena – another venue subsidized by the CZ Master Association residents and mostly supported by the Village residents – the ones who enjoy the Coto Life Style and pay nothing for it – that is, the tail of the community trying to bite the hand that is feeding it.

 

Associa buying Laguna Woods Property Management Company is out of the frying pan into the fire

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 3:20:10 PM Go to full article

Laguna Woods, CA- I had to laugh when I first got the announcement about Associa buying PCM because the information came from chatter at a FOV meeting. PCM doesn’t even have the grace to inform boards of directors let alone give any real information to people who actually OWN the properties they manage. Does this mean that Daddy Disbro and Uncle Jeffy are taking their money and running? Is poor little sad sack Donny going to be left just holding the bag? IT’S YOUR HOME. 

 

Coto de Caza's Tail Trying to Wag the Dog- Biting the hand that feeds you

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 2:36:31 PM Go to full article

The CZ Masters association’s misguided decision to open the Yocham/Varo Dog Park so lazy pet owners can simply let their pets roam free in a contained environment is yielding unintended consequences: For starters, while financially the decision is bone-headed, the real intent is to use smoke and mirrors to convince Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM) City Hall that it would be getting a good deal by annexing the community, even though residents overwhelmingly refuse to pay additional taxes

 

Coto de Caza Governance - An Illustration of Parasitic Bureaucracies

Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:28:24 AM Go to full article

Coto de Caza , CA - Vicentia Davis, on behalf of the Coto de Caza governance, aka the CZ Master Association board of directors is requesting comments from residents to a proposed rule change to restrict parking of recreational vehicles in the community, by no later than June 10, 2010: Our comment in one word? Pathetic

 

The Return of The DaVaro Deception

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 11:21:35 AM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - That great sucking sound you hear comes from all the jobs leaving California for states such as Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. All thanks to the union, lobbyists and thousands of parasitic bureaucracies, such as LAFCO, which are sucking the economic life out of the state. Yet, as LAFCO postpones action on Coto Cityhood, CZ Master Association director Bob Varo continues with the same tired argument, without any substantiation, that Coto de Caza would get better service from the county, including Orange County Sheriff Department services. This at a time when the crime in the community is an all time high.

The Return of the Saddleback Civic Light Opera

Today, June 09, 2010, 2 hours ago Go to full article

Mission Viejo, CA – After being benched for two years, the Saddleback Civic Light Opera (SCLO) is back at home plate and ready to hit a grand slam homerun with the production of Damn Yankees. This endearing musical comedy, based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, by Douglas Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, hits the McKinney Theatre stage on July 16th. Directed by James R. Taulli, with Musical Direction by Diane King Vann and Choreography by William F. Lett, Damn Yankees is the return of a tradition at Saddleback Co

 

A Journey for the Young at Art At Saddleback College

Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 2:41:26 PM Go to full article

Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Performing Arts is announcing a new hands-on art experience as part of the Passport to the Arts summer series at Saddleback College . Children will be able to enter into the world of puppetry, a rhythm workshop and spinning tops before they are entertained by the actual show. Dru Maurer with the City of Mission Viejo Library Services – Cultural Services will instruct the art classes along with the help of her Cultural Arts Committee.

 

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at RSM

Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 2:40:42 PM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – the City of Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM) will be hosting a Rela For Life BBQ, Thursday June 10th, 2010 starting at 10:30 AM to be held at the City Hall Entrance Breezeway

 

Memorial Day Weekend's Annual KSBR's Bash at Saddleback CollegeX

Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:12:15 PM Go to full article

Mission Viejo , CA – If its Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to hang out on the Village Green and listen to great jazz! David Benoit, Hiroshima , Greg Adams, and Evelyn Champagne are just a few of the biggest stars in contemporary jazz that will converge on Mission Viejo for the annual KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival. The Bash, which returns to the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park on Sunday, May 30th, is the major fundraising event for KSBR-FM, Mission Viejo’s own community radio station at Saddleback College . A total of more than 40 jazz artists are scheduled to play at the unique event, in which jazz headliners often leave their own bands behind to play with each other. Because of contractual obligations, many of the biggest stars cannot be announced until they actually step on stage, which makes the event even more fun and surprising. Great jazz performers who can be announced include: Brian Bromberg, Chieli Minucci, Dan Siegel, Richard Smith, Freddie Fox, Max Bennett, Blake Aaron, Freddie

 

Angels for the Arts Reception at Saddleback College

Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:54:12 PM Go to full article

Mission Viejo , CA – Students in the Arts at Saddleback College were treated to a cozy setting on the McKinney Theatre stage to receive their $1,000 scholarships from the Angels for the Arts on Tuesday night, April 11th. The six recipients, their parents and friends joined the Angels Board and Performing Arts staff for dessert and coffee for this intimate ceremony. Angels Board members presented background on each of the award-winners and the students received the generous check during this exchange.

 


Public Education

 

 

An argument for a Paradigm Shift in Public Education – One in a series
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Arguably, there is a need for a paradigm shift in public education. That is, a radical transformation, as opposed to the continuous partisan bickering, such as the one going on in CAPO.To be clear, “radical transformation” means different things to different people - not in the words must mean something demagoguery sense: visionary leaders see what others can’t see, for example.

Taking Don Corleone to (CUSD) School
A preview of the 2010 Elections now playing at your Local Capo. - The Teacher’s Union CAPORancho Santa Margarita, CA - It is an understatement to say that the teachers’ union dislikes the transformation going on in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) aka CAPO. – What with the last three elections placing Seven Republican trustees, dubbed the Lucky Seven, on the board. On day one of the Lucky Seven, union members threatened to recall the new board members from office. Local union bosses called in reinforcements from Then California Teachers Association (CTA).

CAPO Teachers are Nice - CUSD board not Nice
A Capo teacher opines that CAPO teachers are nice - the problem is with the fiscally responsible CUSD board members. We agree - CAPO teacher are nice:Teachers are nice and want everyone else to be nice, this is the main reason teachers endorse criminalizing home schooling - Parents are NOT nice - they teach hateful thinks such as values, work ethics, commitment and g

 

 


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More on Parasitic Bureaucracies, the Orange County BOS and Coto de Caza

Today, June 09, 2010, 2 hours ago Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Apparently Coto de Caza's local governance's, the CZ Master Association, smoke and mirrors has done the trick, sort of like the Yocham/Varo Dog Park:

 

Preliminary Report - The Yocahm/Varo Dog Park is a Dud

Monday, June 07, 2010, 8:41:25 PM Go to full article

We took our cocker spaniel, seven year old Coto Lady, for a walk to the new Yocham-Varo Dog Park this afternoon to verify whether what we had expected all along had materialized or whether we had been using tunnel vision – sad to say that we have been right all along – the park is a total waste of money for many reasons, however, the one mostly cited by the Village residents is not one of them: “Unfortunately the ugly dog park is destroying the beautiful passive park area below Alondra,” reads the June 2010 Village newsletter. For starters, the park is right next to the Coto Polo Arena – another venue subsidized by the CZ Master Association residents and mostly supported by the Village residents – the ones who enjoy the Coto Life Style and pay nothing for it – that is, the tail of the community trying to bite the hand that is feeding it.

 

Associa buying Laguna Woods Property Management Company is out of the frying pan into the fire

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 3:20:10 PM Go to full article

Laguna Woods, CA- I had to laugh when I first got the announcement about Associa buying PCM because the information came from chatter at a FOV meeting. PCM doesn’t even have the grace to inform boards of directors let alone give any real information to people who actually OWN the properties they manage. Does this mean that Daddy Disbro and Uncle Jeffy are taking their money and running? Is poor little sad sack Donny going to be left just holding the bag? IT’S YOUR HOME. 

 

Coto de Caza's Tail Trying to Wag the Dog- Biting the hand that feeds you

Sunday, June 06, 2010, 2:36:31 PM Go to full article

The CZ Masters association’s misguided decision to open the Yocham/Varo Dog Park so lazy pet owners can simply let their pets roam free in a contained environment is yielding unintended consequences: For starters, while financially the decision is bone-headed, the real intent is to use smoke and mirrors to convince Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM) City Hall that it would be getting a good deal by annexing the community, even though residents overwhelmingly refuse to pay additional taxes

 

 

Coto de Caza Governance - An Illustration of Parasitic Bureaucracies

Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:28:24 AM Go to full article

Coto de Caza , CA - Vicentia Davis, on behalf of the Coto de Caza governance, aka the CZ Master Association board of directors is requesting comments from residents to a proposed rule change to restrict parking of recreational vehicles in the community, by no later than June 10, 2010: Our comment in one word? Pathetic

 

 

The Return of The DaVaro Deception

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 11:21:35 AM Go to full article

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - That great sucking sound you hear comes from all the jobs leaving California for states such as Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. All thanks to the union, lobbyists and thousands of parasitic bureaucracies, such as LAFCO, which are sucking the economic life out of the state. Yet, as LAFCO postpones action on Coto Cityhood, CZ Master Association director Bob Varo continues with the same tired argument, without any substantiation, that Coto de Caza would get better service from the county, including Orange County Sheriff Department services. This at a time when the crime in the community is an all time high.

Coto Cityhood, LAFCO and LAUGHCO

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 10:14:42 AM Go to full article

What part of NO, do parasitic bureaucracies such as LAFCO, do not understand? While the state is broke amidst a financial tsunami and there is an exodus of business leaving the state for greener pastures in Arizona, Utah and Nevada, some politicians want to increase taxes. Other parasitic bureaucracies such as LAFCO and the CZ board continue to spend taxpayer money to push for cityhood.

 

 


 

 

LETTERS

 

   

Laguna Woods Shenanigans

Monday, June 07, 2010, 10:52:34 AM Go to full article

To the Board Members. The information that PCM had been bought by another company, Associa, came to the ears of this community via chit chat at a club meeting. This is completely unprofessional and wrong. Kathryn Freshley, treasurer of the Third Mutual board constantly prefaces her statements with “in my corporate experience”…….well, she’s pretty silent right now and she’s usually, in my opinion, incorrect when she starts to speak with that line. However, in MY corporate experience this is how the information about the sale would have come about:

 

Laguna Woods' Own Death Council

Friday, May 21, 2010, 10:26:45 AM Go to full article

Open letter to Jerry Storage, Eugene Hart and the GRF Board. If this doesn’t disturb you then you are living in the wrong century and the wrong part of the universe. Pause to consider for a single moment that if this is happening today to a person living here then it has happened repeatedly in the past and will happen even to you . Mr. Storage is the Community's General manager and Mr. Hart is the head of security. Both are employed by the community property management company, PCM. Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board members are voted into office by your housing mutual boards. You have the power to rectify this situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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