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The CotoBuzz Journal - February  2011 The Davy HOA Awards Announced

Coto de Caza, A Den of Thieves & Rebel Rousers
Coto de Caza, CA – Data obtained from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010 show an alarming traffic incident rate. Historical data indicates that unless something is done immediately, the community may just experience another fatality such as the one we warned 

Free Cosmic Art at Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA – Bob Rickerson , Gallery Director of the Saddleback College Art Gallery is scheduled to present Journey of the Spirit from Dream to Reality on February 9th through March 20th. The artist, Rassouli, is a Master of ‘Fusionart’, a visionary artist who has come to the attention of the international art world in recent years. What 

Sir, Mr. Allen, Mr. Merritt, Ms. McNulty, you are out of Order -The entire Laguna Woods United Mutual Board is out of order!
Yesterday, February 8, 2011 United Board Vice President, Harold Allen suggested to members who have a complaint that they “go home and bury yourself.” He then rendered a whiny voiced imitation of a member who had a complaint. The rest of 

New RSM Chamber of Commerce is Now Open for Business
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - If you follow current events, you probably know that the President of the United States is now asking, (his critics characterize as demagoguing), the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) to get in the game, weeks after he blamed the same business lobbying group of using foreign money to fight his political agenda.

Trabuco Canyon OCSD Deputy Charged in Domestic Violence Case
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Travis Christopher Unholz, an Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputy, has been charged with committing domestic violence against his wife and then violating a protective order by attempting

State of the Union Summary
We are in deep yogurt, but together we can do big things. We can make government bigger to solve all our problems. We need gays in the military and to enact the Dream Act. If you have ideas that support my ideology, I am open, otherwise, don’t; bother. Did I mention we need more stimulus money – err investment?

The Davy - New HOA Awards Announced Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Orange County Chapter of the Community Association’s Industry (CAI)  will be presenting  industry awards  at the chapter's leadership awards dinner to be held on February 25, 2011 at Disney's grand Californian Hotel.

California Parasitic Bureaucracy At Its Best - Legislating California regulators Thursday are expected to adopt the nation's most comprehensive carbon trading regime, creating a market-based way to lower greenhouse gas emissions at a time when similar efforts have stalled in Congress.

 

UNICEF:  Contaminated water kills more people than war

Salvation Army:  Poverty should not be a 

a death sentence

 Reporters Without Borders

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Public Safety..  

 

 

 

Laguna Nigel woman charged with copy-cat false report- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - Danielle Rene Deichman has been charged with filing a false police report for fabricating a story that she was a victim of an attack with details matching a similar crime covered by the media one week prior, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office. 

Trabuco Canyon OCSD Deputy Charged in Domestic Violence Case
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Travis Christopher Unholz, an Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputy, has been charged with committing domestic violence against his wife and then violating a protective order by attempting to obtain a firearm while out of custody on bail, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office.

Coto de Caza, A Den of Thieves & Rebel Rousers
Coto de Caza, CA – Data obtained from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010 show an alarming traffic incident rate. Historical data indicates that unless something is done immediately, the community may just experience another fatality such as the one we warned against the last week in November, and then materialized on December 7, 2005 followed by the tragic death of Mr. Morteza Manian three months later.

Wrong Way Benz Driver Charged with Killing Two
SANTA ANA, CA - Anthony Louis Fragoso, has been charged with killing two people by causing a head-on crash. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA)office, Fragoso, 21, South Gate, is charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful manner of driving with gross negligence with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of nine years in state prison.

Coto de Caza's Traffic Incident Rate at Critical Danger Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - While the Coto de Caza's total population has been shrinking for the last ten years, including placing 17 property liens for the month of January 2011 out of roughly 3500 homes, the policies pursued by the CZ Master association board of directors, the local governance, have consistently increased traffic with a reduction in CHP patrol hours, with predictable results. Consider that for close to a decade, we have consistently shown conclusive evidence that there is a direct correlation between the extent of the CHP traffic enforcement efforts and the number of traffic accidents in the community. The results for the fourth quarter of 2010 show Coto de Caza's traffic accident rate at an all-time high and a traffic fatality may be around the corner, as history shows, unless something is done about it.

 

Not so clever Laguna Hills identity thief convicted in slippery slope
SANTA ANA, CA - Ryan Matthews was convicted today of identity theft and grand theft for purchasing a BMW using a stolen identity and then falsely reporting his stolen identity stolen.

LA County Sheriff's Deputy convicted of shooting firearm and filing false report against ex-husband
Santa Ana, CA - Patricia Margaret Bojorquez, a former off-duty deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was convicted today of filing a false police report against her ex-husband and firing a firearm in her Westminster home, endangering children playing nearby..

Law Office Manager to be arraigned for embezzling - apparently knows Jack about law
SANTA ANA - Donna Joy Henderson, law office manager for law firm in Tustin, Rinos & Martin, LLP, will be arraigned today for embezzling over $480,000 by writing checks to herself and falsifying the firm's records to spend it on a lavish lifestyle including timeshare properties, vacations, home improvements and room additions, jewelry, pampered pet day spa visits, and gambling.ccoding to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office

OCDA seeks help in identifying man who assisted in dumping woman in Tustin after rape
The victim was in Orange County from Australia visiting family and visibly intoxicatedSANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County District Attorne's (OCDA) office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who assisted in dumping an intoxicated woman in an alley after his friend raped her in the back of a car. Two defendants have been charged in this case and the identity of the third man is unknown.

 

Irvine Attorney charged with molesting minors- OCDA seeks help in identifying additional victim
SANTA ANA - The Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) Office is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims of an attorney charged with having unlawful sex with two minors. Matthew Christopher Tye, 31, Irvine, is charged with eleven felony counts anent a minor under 16 for Jane Doe #1. For Jane Doe #2 he is charged with nine felony counts. He faces sentencing enhancement allegation for committing lewd acts on multiple children. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 24 years in state prison. Tye was arrested this morning by the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) and is being held on $500,000 bail.

FBI Funded CyberCSI Lab Launched
SANTA ANA - Ten Orange County law enforcement agencies announced today the launch of the Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (OCRCFL) to respond to technological advances and more computer savvy criminals. The laboratory is funded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is made up of participating agencies which assist with regional, State, and federal cases.

 

Dana Point man charged with murder in New Year's Eve party gone wrong.
SANTA ANA, CA - Adam Randy Baker, has been charged with murdering one man and injuring his friend by stabbing the victims after a New Year's Eve hotel party, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office.

OCDA Needs help identifying victims of cab driver charged with assault
WESTMINSTER, CA - The Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) Office is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims of a taxi driver charged with rape for sexually assaulting a female passenger after knocking her unconscious.

 

 

 


Community/Art

 

 

Free Concert Series at Saddleback College
Mission Viejo , CA .  The Music Department at Saddleback College is presenting the 2011 Free concert series, the Concert Hour, a variety of individual and ensemble performances on Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101.  February 10, 2011. Matt Hare and Cathy Tibbitts Recital.  This classical music duet features faculty members Matt Hare on double bass and Cathy Tibbits on piano, with fellow

Free Cosmic Art at Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA – Bob Rickerson , Gallery Director of the Saddleback College Art Gallery is scheduled to present Journey of the Spirit from Dream to Reality on February 9th through March 20th. The artist, Rassouli, is a Master of ‘Fusionart’, a visionary artist who has come to the attention of the international art world in recent years. What makes his art so unique is the way he translates spiritual experience from his subconscious onto canvas through meditation at sunrise. With vibrant hues, Rassouli produces joyful color blends and circular brushwork that create a timeless perspective. Rassouli’s art is about cosmic unity. His painting style is derived from mysticism, spirituality of Rumi and Hafiz, and a foundation in European painting technology.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Public Education

 

 

 

EDUCATION 

The Education Dashboard, Like the President's Engine out of Airplane Metaphor, is Flawed
Airplane is heading to China to borrow more money, is out of fuel and is spewing toxic fumes....EDUCATION WEEKJanuary 28, 2011CommentaryFlaws in a Less Rigorous Education 'Dashboard'By Ze'ev Wurman & Williamson M. EversOn Monday [Jan. 24], U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released an online “Education Dashboard” that is supposed to show how American schools and students are performing and to encourage public debate and discussion. The dashboard offers Web pages full of numbers, charts, and arrows meant to provide us with a meaningful picture at a glance of where we are and where we are heading.

SFUSD Teachers all deserve an A - to build up their self-esteem, no doubt?
HE BAY CITIZENRethinking Evaluations When Almost Every Teacher Gets an ‘A’By JENNIFER GOLLANPublished: January 20, 2011
Grade inflation — a term normally associated with students — is widespread among Bay Area teachers, who receive so many favorable evaluations that it is impossible to tell how well they are performing, some educators say.

 

A nightmarish picture of monstrous disorder in a public schools comes to Los Angeles - a Special Screening of The Lottery
esday, January 25 at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave. 90048, Los Angeles, CA. The Lottery is director Madeleine Sackler's documentary about the Harlem Success Academy. Reason Foundation is a nonprofit organization advancing free minds and free markets. Its nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy as the foundation for human dignity and progress

Education - the Elephant in the room for California Democrats
For years – even decades – the political equation on California public education has been engraved in stone.Democrats lined up with the California Teachers Association and other elements of the education establishment to contend that spending more money would be the pathway to improving test scores, dropout rates and other indices of educational attainment.Republicans, meanwhile, argued that merely spending more money wouldn't improve outcomes and that public schools needed competition – either more charter schools or vouchers for private schools – and a crackdown on incompetent teachers.Recently, however, the equation has been changing. The Democratic-establishment coalition is breaking down as parents, especially those in inner cities, demand more local control, more school options and better outcomes.

 

Read more -à  Education Central

 


 

 

Politics 

   

 

Education - the Elephant in the room for California Democrats
For years – even decades – the political equation on California public education has been engraved in stone.Democrats lined up with the California Teachers Association and other elements of the education establishment to contend that spending more money would be the pathway to improving test scores, dropout rates and other indices of educational attainment.Republicans, meanwhile, argued that merely spending more money wouldn't improve outcomes and that public schools needed competition – either more charter schools or vouchers for private schools – and a crackdown on incompetent teachers.Recently, however, the equation has been changing. The Democratic-establishment coalition is breaking down as parents, especially those in inner cities, demand more local control, more school options and better outcomes.

The American Cultural Divide
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - What is an American? If a so-called American does not believe in American exceptionalism, is he or she still American? What if you are a Hyphen-American? That is, what if you are European American, Native American, or African American, are you first and foremost a Hyphen-American, or simply American. These and other related questions embody what we refer to as the Elephant in the Room, largely ignored by California Republicans and Tea Party activists, while fully exploited by the Democrats during the 2010 mid-term elections. Should the trend continue, the 2012 elections will not be much different

What Brown Won't Do For You
G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher TenureBy TRIP GABRIEL and SAM DILLONPublished: January 31, 2011
Seizing on a national anxiety over poor student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of public schools: teacher tenure.

A Winning the Future Moment, or Simply: WTF?- Who s an American?
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – President Obama has ditched the car in the ditch metaphor and the Hope & Change slogan in lieu of taking the engine off of an airplane metaphor and Winning the Future slogan . Critics say that the new metaphor does not work, since the airplane is heading to China to mortgage future generations of American, when the airplane has no fuel, while Governor Sarah Palin characterizes the new slogan as What Were They Thinking (WWTT) or in the vernacular: WTF?

State of the Union Summary
We are in deep yogurt, but together we can do big things. We can make government bigger to solve all our problems. We need gays in the military and to enact the Dream Act. If you have ideas that support my ideology, I am open, otherwise, don’t; bother. Did I mention we need more stimulus money – err investment?

Parasitic LAFCO at it again
Santa Paula and Limoneira officials today requested that LAFCO put off a vote on whether to annex East Area One to pave the way for a major housing and retail project on the eastern edge of the city.

 

What can Brown do to you? I will shoot (myself) if you move- As predicted, The Teachers Union Investment in J. Brown is already paying off
FYI. Governor Moonbeams payoff to the California Teachers Union even though California has a $28 Billion deficit. See below. Houses are very cheap in Nevada ; no personal income tax, no estate tax and no corporate income tax. Come on over. Joseph Morabito
JoeWe have said as much, before the election - Brown would parrot the CTA's line of a responsible budget by increasing taxes.In the piece Grading the Teachers Union

CALIFORNIA GOVT. AGENCIES:AKA Parasitic Bureaucracies
1/3 of all state taxes collected in 2009 went to the payment of pensions.This is just one reason we have been warning about California 's Triple Threat for the last ten years: 1) California Government Agencies, Also Known as Parasitic Bureaucracies, 2) Unions and 3) LobbyistsWe continue to assert that California and the country need a Bureaucracy Realignment and Closure Initiative where 80% or more of these parasitic bureaucracies should be merged and or close - sort of like the military closure initiative.As is, these parasites' main objective is NOT the taxpayer, but self-preservation.

 

Read More à  Parasitic Bureaucracies Central

 

 


 

 

Parasitic Bureaucracies

 

 

 

Parasitic LAFCO at it again
Santa Paula and Limoneira officials today requested that LAFCO put off a vote on whether to annex East Area One to pave the way for a major housing and retail project on the eastern edge of the city.

CALIFORNIA GOVT. AGENCIES:AKA Parasitic Bureaucracies
1/3 of all state taxes collected in 2009 went to the payment of pensions.This is just one reason we have been warning about California 's Triple Threat for the last ten years: 1) California Government Agencies, Also Known as Parasitic Bureaucracies, 2) Unions and 3) LobbyistsWe continue to assert that California and the country need a Bureaucracy Realignment and Closure Initiative where 80% or more of these parasitic bureaucracies should be merged and or close - sort of like the military closure initiative.As is, these parasites' main objective is NOT the taxpayer, but self-

   

 

Read More à  Parasitic Bureaucracies Central

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

General Interest

   

 

The Davy - New HOA Awards Announced Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Orange County Chapter of the Community Association’s Industry (CAI)  will be presenting  industry awards  at the chapter's leadership awards dinner to be held on February 25, 2011 at Disney's grand Californian Hotel.

New RSM Chamber of Commerce is Now Open for Business
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - If you follow current events, you probably know that the President of the United States is now asking, (his critics characterize as demagoguing), the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) to get in the game,

Sir, Mr. Allen, Mr. Merritt, Ms. McNulty, you are out of Order -The entire Laguna Woods United Mutual Board is out of order!
Yesterday, February 8, 2011 United Board Vice President, Harold Allen suggested to members who have a complaint that they “go home and bury yourself.” He then rendered a whiny voiced imitation of a member who had a complaint. The rest of the entire United Board laughed rather than explain to this man that he had just suggested anybody with any problem at all commit suicide. Nor did any single member of the board move to have him apologize to the entire community which was watching the meeting on Television as well as in the meeting room

The American Cultural Divide
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - What is an American? If a so-called American does not believe in American exceptionalism, is he or she still American? What if you are a Hyphen-American? That is, what if you are European American, Native American, or African American, are you first and foremost a Hyphen-American, or simply American. These and other related questions embody what we refer to as the Elephant in the Room, largely ignored by California Republicans and Tea Party activists, while fully exploited by the Democrats during the 2010 mid-term elections. Should the trend continue, the 2012 elections will not be much different

And the WTF Award Goes to......? Heather Gerson! From FOB, to FOO to WTF
Wow, Board Member of the YEAR! Quite an award. I hope you are so proud of yourself for kissing up to PCM/ASSOCIA in order to be entertained for a lunch at DISNEYLAND. ALL you had to do was participate with the rest of the United Board in little activities such as REVOKING THE MEMBERSHIP OF AND EVICTING FROM HER MANOR a woman of advanced years and who is quite possibly not competent! YOU did this by allowing it and without making sure that ALL THE SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES had exhausted every single option to help. SHE WAS A DUES PAYING MEMBER OF UNITED. Oh, that’s right…United doesn’t worry about collecting the assessments from their members because….well, YOU’RE the TREASURER….YOU

Trabuco Canyon OCSD Deputy Charged in Domestic Violence Case
Trabuco Canyon, CA - Travis Christopher Unholz, an Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputy, has been charged with committing domestic violence against his wife and then violating a protective order by attempting to obtain a firearm while out of custody on bail, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office.

Coto de Caza, A Den of Thieves & Rebel Rousers
Coto de Caza, CA – Data obtained from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010 show an alarming traffic incident rate. Historical data indicates that unless something is done immediately, the community may just experience another fatality such as the one we warned against the last week in November, and then materialized on December 7, 2005 followed by the tragic death of Mr. Morteza Manian three months later.

The Laguna Woods Sounds of Silence, Civility and Psychosis
Laguna Woods Village, CA – It is interesting how common interest development communities such as Laguna Woods, continue to be a microcosm of what goes on at the national level: Consider that after the Golden Rain Foundation presented a Shut Up Rule (click here for copy) which in essence stifles public discourse, the topic changed to civility:

Coto de Caza's Traffic Incident Rate at Critical Danger Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - While the Coto de Caza's total population has been shrinking for the last ten years, including placing 17 property liens for the month of January 2011 out of roughly 3500 homes, the policies pursued by the CZ Master association board of directors, the local governance, have consistently increased traffic with a reduction in CHP patrol hours, with predictable results. Consider that for close to a decade, we have consistently shown conclusive evidence that there is a direct correlation between the extent of the CHP traffic enforcement efforts and the number of traffic accidents in the community. The results for the fourth quarter of 2010 show Coto de Caza's traffic accident rate at an all-time high and a traffic fatality may be around the corner, as history shows, unless something is done about it.

 

A nightmarish picture of monstrous disorder in a public schools comes to Los Angeles - a Special Screening of The Lottery
esday, January 25 at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave. 90048, Los Angeles, CA. The Lottery is director Madeleine Sackler's documentary about the Harlem Success Academy. Reason Foundation is a nonprofit organization advancing free minds and free markets. Its nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy as the foundation for human dignity and progress

Education - the Elephant in the room for California Democrats
For years – even decades – the political equation on California public education has been engraved in stone.Democrats lined up with the California Teachers Association and other elements of the education establishment to contend that spending more money would be the pathway to improving test scores, dropout rates and other indices of educational attainment.Republicans, meanwhile, argued that merely spending more money wouldn't improve outcomes and that public schools needed competition – either more charter schools or vouchers for private schools – and a crackdown on incompetent teachers.Recently, however, the equation has been changing. The Democratic-establishment coalition is breaking down as parents, especially those in inner cities, demand more local control, more school options and better outcomes.

 

 

 


 

 

Around  HOAs

 

 

 The Davy - New HOA Awards Announced Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Orange County Chapter of the Community Association’s Industry (CAI)  will be presenting  industry awards  at the chapter's leadership awards dinner to be held on February 25, 2011 at Disney's grand Californian Hotel.

Sir, Mr. Allen, Mr. Merritt, Ms. McNulty, you are out of Order -The entire Laguna Woods United Mutual Board is out of order!
Yesterday, February 8, 2011 United Board Vice President, Harold Allen suggested to members who have a complaint that they “go home and bury yourself.” He then rendered a whiny voiced imitation of a member who had a complaint. The rest of the entire United Board laughed rather than explain to this man that he had just suggested anybody with any problem at all commit suicide. Nor did any single member of the board move to have him apologize to the entire community which was watching the meeting on Television as well as in the meeting room

 

And the WTF Award Goes to......? Heather Gerson! From FOB, to FOO to WTF
Wow, Board Member of the YEAR! Quite an award. I hope you are so proud of yourself for kissing up to PCM/ASSOCIA in order to be entertained for a lunch at DISNEYLAND. ALL you had to do was participate with the rest of the United Board in little activities such as REVOKING THE MEMBERSHIP OF AND EVICTING FROM HER MANOR a woman of advanced years and who is quite possibly not competent! YOU did this by allowing it and without making sure that ALL THE SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES had exhausted every single option to help. SHE WAS A DUES PAYING MEMBER OF UNITED. Oh, that’s right…United doesn’t worry about collecting the assessments from their members because….well, YOU’RE the TREASURER….YOU TELL US.

 

 

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Don't Blame the City of Laguna Woods
It is time to change the Managing Agent of this Senior Citizens Homeowners Association. Professional Community Management, Inc. (PCM) has been the managing agent in Leisure World/Laguna Woods Village for 46 years. It will be hard to change especially when PCM has been in complete charge for so many years. However if Leisure World/Laguna Woods Villages is going to survive for another decade it must change the way business is done.

Don't Blame the City of Laguna Woods, Again!
EDITOR's NOTE: Based on previous reporting and letters to the editor published in the CotoBuzz Journal, we concluded that perhaps the city of Laguna Woods is aiding and abetting the homeowners association do something that is against the community's .... governing documents (Original Trust and 88 CC&R's) as well as the California State Law (Davis Stirling Act #1359) which states Common Area in a condominium complex can not be partitioned in excess of 50 years, however, we wanted to get an official statement from the city and the City Manager Leslie Keane was gracious enough not only to respond, but do so promptly

Coto de Caza, A Den of Thieves & Rebel Rousers
Coto de Caza, CA – Data obtained from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2010 show an alarming traffic incident rate. Historical data indicates that unless something is done immediately, the community may just experience another fatality such as the one we warned against the last week in November, and then materialized on December 7, 2005 followed by the tragic death of Mr. Morteza Manian three months later.

The Laguna Woods Sounds of Silence, Civility and Psychosis
Laguna Woods Village, CA – It is interesting how common interest development communities such as Laguna Woods, continue to be a microcosm of what goes on at the national level: Consider that after the Golden Rain Foundation presented a Shut Up Rule (click here for copy) which in essence stifles public discourse, the topic changed to civility:

Coto de Caza's Traffic Incident Rate at Critical Danger Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - While the Coto de Caza's total population has been shrinking for the last ten years, including placing 17 property liens for the month of January 2011 out of roughly 3500 homes, the policies pursued by the CZ Master association board of directors, the local governance, have consistently increased traffic with a reduction in CHP patrol hours, with predictable results. Consider that for close to a decade, we have consistently shown conclusive evidence that there is a direct correlation between the extent of the CHP traffic enforcement efforts and the number of traffic accidents in the community. The results for the fourth quarter of 2010 show Coto de Caza's traffic accident rate at an all-time high and a traffic fatality may be around the corner, as history shows, unless something is done about it.

 

The HOA Legal Mind - A terrible thing to waste
ancho Santa Margarita, CA - This page features abusive common interest development boards use legal resources mostly to support the boards' self-preservation instincts, rather than benefit the residents, in a series we refer to as The HOA Legal Mind, A Terrible Thing to Waste

The HOA Legal Mind: Shooting the Messenger or Biting the Hand?
Laguna Woods Village, CA – In the series The HOA Legal Mind, A Terrible Thing to Waste, we feature abusive common interest development boards use legal resources mostly to support the boards’ self-preservation instincts, rather than benefit the residents. This case is slightly different. It pits a service provider and disgruntled ex-employees, but there is a common denominator – the residents still lose out. In a memorandum dated January 20, 2009. Milt Johns, Professional Community Management (PCM) vice president in a classic case of the tale wagging the dog - the service provider issuing an ultimatum to the Third Mutual board of directors respectfully requests the directors to adhere to the following conditions.”

A HOA Legal Mind, a Terrible Thing to Waste: HOA Never Fi - Marine sued by HOA over flagpole
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – According to a story by KHOU/11 News's Brad Woodward, A Houston Marine says his neighborhood’s homeowners association is suing him because of a flagpole on his property.......an attorney representing the Lakeland Village Community Association said homeowners are encouraged to display American flags, if they want to, but that freestanding flagpoles are just not allowed.
For more on the story.....Marine sued by HOA over flagpoleby Brad Woodard / 11 Newskhou.com

 

AZ bill reasserts state supremacy over HOAs
For several years at the Arizona Legislature bills with a very limited restatement, or reminder, that civil government controls public streets were proposed. Each year they were defeated by the special interests – read that to include the HOA boards acting as representatives not of the homeowners, but of the legal fictitious person, the HOA.

Home Owners Association stripped of powers over accusations of theft and fraud
Casa Grande AZ - A Casa Grande homeowners association was placed in receivership, following allegations that board members drained funds for their own benefit - including what was described as the “theft” of more than $600,000.Pinal County Superior Court Judge Robert Olson’s Sept. 30, 2009 order placed a receiver in charge of the Desert Carmel Lot Owners Association.
Last month, the Receiver filed charges of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of ethical duties, disgorgement, professional negligence, aiding and abetting, and breach of contract against the Maxwell & Morgan law firm as well as against Maxwell and his wife, personally.Except for the breach of contract, the above charges are torts

 

Death of Sunset Beach HOA Highly exaggerated
Coto de Caza, CA - And history repeats itself: After 106 years, the Orange County coastal enclave of Sunset Beach was set to disappear next week — if not in spirit, then at least on official maps — with its annexation by the city of Huntington Beach.Now, a lawsuit has given Sunset Beach a temporary reprieve.
Is Coto de Caza next?

 

 


 

 

 

LETTERS

Sir, Mr. Allen, Mr. Merritt, Ms. McNulty, you are out of Order -The entire Laguna Woods United Mutual Board is out of order!
Yesterday, February 8, 2011 United Board Vice President, Harold Allen suggested to members who have a complaint that they “go home and bury yourself.” He then rendered a whiny voiced imitation of a member who had a complaint. The rest of the entire United Board laughed rather than explain to this man that he had just suggested anybody with any problem at all commit suicide. Nor did any single member of the board move to have him apologize to the entire community which was watching the meeting on Television as well as in the meeting room

And the WTF Award Goes to......? Heather Gerson! From FOB, to FOO to WTF
Wow, Board Member of the YEAR! Quite an award. I hope you are so proud of yourself for kissing up to PCM/ASSOCIA in order to be entertained for a lunch at DISNEYLAND. ALL you had to do was participate with the rest of the United Board in little activities such as REVOKING THE MEMBERSHIP OF AND EVICTING FROM HER MANOR a woman of advanced years and who is quite possibly not competent! YOU did this by allowing it and without making sure that ALL THE SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES had exhausted every single option to help. SHE WAS A DUES PAYING MEMBER OF UNITED. Oh, that’s right…United doesn’t worry about collecting the assessments from their members because….well, YOU’RE the TREASURER….YOU TELL US.

Don't Blame the City of Laguna Woods
It is time to change the Managing Agent of this Senior Citizens Homeowners Association. Professional Community Management, Inc. (PCM) has been the managing agent in Leisure World/Laguna Woods Village for 46 years. It will be hard to change especially when PCM has been in complete charge for so many years. However if Leisure World/Laguna Woods Villages is going to survive for another decade it must change the way business is done.

Don't Blame the City of Laguna Woods, Again!
EDITOR's NOTE: Based on previous reporting and letters to the editor published in the CotoBuzz Journal, we concluded that perhaps the city of Laguna Woods is aiding and abetting the homeowners association do something that is against the community's .... governing documents (Original Trust and 88 CC&R's) as well as the California State Law (Davis Stirling Act #1359) which states Common Area in a condominium complex can not be partitioned in excess of 50 years, however, we wanted to get an official statement from the city and the City Manager Leslie Keane was gracious enough not only to respond, but do so promptly

 

More of Coto's False Arguments

Yesterday, December 30, 2010, 4:44:59 PM Go to full article

Coto de Caza, CA - Hello All: We recently received notice that CZ Sports Park fees would be lowered from $15 an hour (which was probably never charged) to $12 an hour to eliminate the “discounts” that were going to teams because some number of CZ kids were on the team. This is being done for CZ to earn more money for usage.

 

Pay-to-Play - The Homeowners Association Version

Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:10:27 PM Go to full article

Laguna Woods Village, CA - Last week there was a letter to the editor in the Globe from GRF Director Lloyd Foster who apparently felt it was his JOB to interpret for those of us in the community who are too stupid to infer, understand or interpret for ourselves the information in the "Director's Corner" column written by Towers nominal president Richard Gray. Apparently, Foster feels that Gray is incompetent to do his own writing, or too senile, or just too stupid and desperately needs the "help" of somebody of much greater intellect to interpret what Gray was saying. Don't try to muddy the waters any further than you already have, Foster, and go back to your dish to lie down. I really wonder if Foster wasn't recruited by his masters and perhaps the manager of the towers herself to "help" everybody understand what Gray "really intended" to say.

 

 

 

 

 

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New RSM Chamber of Commerce is Now Open for Business
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - If you follow current events, you probably know that the President of the United States is now asking, (his critics characterize as demagoguing), the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) to get in the game, weeks after he blamed the same business lobbying group of using foreign money to fight his political agenda. The Chamber, staffed with policy specialists, lobbyists and lawyer is a lobbying group in the United States of America, representing many businesses and associations across the USA and throughout the world - not an agency of the United States government. Politically, the Chamber is generally considered to be a conservative organization

 

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