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More on Nefarious Dealings of California Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey, Geoffrey Brown ; In letter to YR, California State University, Sacramento Admits Fraudster Barbara O’Connor No Longer Employee of School [ TLR Note: Barbara O'Connor involved in multiple schemes involving 1) Michael Peevey of CPUC / California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) 2) Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs -- sister of Kip Lipper, Jeannine English, and AARP 3) Verizon, Costa Rica devotee Brenda Kempster, Link Americas Foundation ]

I don’t want my name linked to this information, at this point in time.

Geoffrey Brown and Michael Peevey were involved in a CPUC Fundraiser, asking for donations from the Utilities they regulate, at a cost of $20,000 per table. This was in January 2011, which was a few months after the PG&E fire in San Bruno.

The following link, shows a picture of Geoffrey Brown talking to Assemblyman Jerry Hill.
“Assemblyman” Jerry Hill was protesting the fundraiser. Jerry Hill is now “Senator” Jerry Hill.

Geoffrey Brown was one of the Officers of the Fundraiser I can’t find the link, but I recall that Geoffrey Brown was the number 2 officer of the Fundraiser, and Peevey was the number 1 Officer of the Fundraiser. It was because of this fundraiser, that I learned of Geoffrey Brown’s relationship to Peevey’s Chief of Staff.

Please see this link (click on the photo of Jerry Hill/Geoffrey Brown, for info, and ask yourself, What is Geoffrey Brown doing at the CPUC?):

http://fostercity.patch.com/articles/hill-cpuc-foundation-event-shows-regulators-utilities-too-cozy-2

Thanks,

 

Assemblyman Jerry Hill gave another verbal lashing to the CPUC today for an event held in the commission’s honor that solicited money from the utilities it regulates.

PG&E was among several utilities, along with other organizations, that bought $20,000 tables for a dinner in San Francisco that celebrated the California Public Utilities Commission’s 100th anniversary.

Hill, D-San Mateo, blasted the utility’s involvement in the fundraiser because, he said, the money raised by the foundation—which is a separate entity from the commission but has former regulators on its board—could be used to potentially influence the CPUC’s decisions with financial support coming from companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

“One hundred years of the California Public Utilities Commission is a tremendous accomplishment and they’ve done great work over the years,” Hill said as he stood in front of the steps of the CPUC’s headquarters. “But this dinner has been hijacked into a fundraising event for this foundation, and that’s the problem I have with it.”

Hill has become increasingly critical of the CPUC since numerous problems have been revealed about PG&E’s pipeline safety practices following the Sept. 9 gas explosion and fire, which left eight people dead and 38 homes destroyed.

The CPUC foundation was established to educate the public about the work the commission performs, and the money raised at today’s fundraiser would be used to award staff members, pay for training and put on public forums.

Hill said today’s event sends the message that the CPUC’s focus isn’t where it should be: investigating the cause of the explosion and properly auditing utility inspection records.

“If you’re going on a trip to a conference some place, staying in a hotel and going to the classes, and that is paid for directly by the utilities that you regulate,” Hill said, “how can you have an arm’s length relationship with that utility?”

Thomas MacBride, a lawyer who sits on the foundation’s board, disagreed with Hill’s take on the event and said the foundation was established with the intent of promoting the history of the CPUC, not influencing legislation. Most of the events the foundation is expecting to organize, he added, won’t even be related to issues over which the CPUC has jurisdiction.

In defense of PG&E’s involvement in the fundraiser, MacBride said PG&E was among more than 30 organizations that donated money to the event—all of which have been involved with the CPUC in some capacity, including consumer advocacy group The Utility Reform Network.

“It’s a big deal because it’s the agency’s founding,” he said.

San Bruno residents John and Joanne McGlothlin, whose Claremont Avenue home was damaged in the Crestmoor fire, were the only members of the public besides reporters who showed up at Hill’s press conference.

John McGlothlin said they showed up to support Hill’s comments toward the CPUC, adding that he has now lost faith in the commission since the explosion.

“My issue is that I’ve been hearing about how they regulate since the fire, and it has changed my perception,” McGlothlin said. “I think there was an attitude of ‘Go easy, don’t clamp down and don’t fine them,’ because (the utilities) won’t report things.”

Also on today, CPUC President Michael Peevey announced that he would make the commission’s investigation of the Crestmoor explosion more open to the public, according to media reports.

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the main investigation into the pipeline explosion, which could take more than a year. Shortly after the disaster, the CPUC also decided to set up its own independent panel to look into the explosion, but the decision to make the investigation’s proceedings more available to the public only came after the commission began hearing complaints that the investigation was being conducting behind closed doors.

Source @:

http://sanbruno.patch.com/articles/hill-cpuc-foundation-event-shows-regulators-utilities-too-cozy

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Reply of California State University In Re Barbara O'Connor

BREAKING NEWS: YR asks California State University, Sacramento (“CSUS”) to verify employment status of AARP/Lucas Public Affairs / CETF/ Links America’s Barbara O’Connor [ TLR Note: 1. As mentioned, O'Connor under intense scrutiny in re various scheme involving a) CPUC's Michael Peevey and CETF (i.e. suspicious money to Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce, Little Tokyo Service Center) b) Verizon Communication and Brenda Kempster's Link Americas (financial machinations involving alleged event to promote "linking Americas" -- whereas true event was Barack Obama 2008 presidential inauguration. Here, also suspect are Munger Tolles, Ron Olson, Henry Weissmann and Jeff Bleich) c) Lucas Public Affairs and AARP (AARP disinclination to admit O'Connor part of Lucas Public Affairs headed by Donna Lucas - sister of Kip Lipper; suspicion of machinations involving Porter Novelli, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross Foundation headed by Bill Hauck) 2. Previously YR had stated he is "on the case" and, presumably, will soon take whatever action he is legally entitled to take against the wrongdoers 3. YR - use pastebay, not seenthis - roger]

4/22/2013

CSUS / inquire about the current employment status of Barbara O’Connor

Dear Madam/Sir:

This will serve to verify and inquire about the current employment status of Barbara O’Connor with respect to California State University, Sacramento.

Specifically, is she presently a professor with the university? My initial research leads me to believe that she is no longer affiliated with CSUS, even though she is listed elsewhere as a current professor (ie, CETF website. See: http://www.cetfund.org/aboutus/board/OConnor-Barbara ).

For that reason, I would like for you to verify this matter by providing me with the exact dates of her employment.

Thank you for your assistance and anticipated prompt response.

Source @:

http://www.cetfund.org/aboutus/board/OConnor-Barbara

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Barbara O’Connor – CETF Secretary

Professor of Communications
Director, the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media
California State University, Sacramento

Barbara O'Connor

Dr. O’Connor is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of political communication and telecommunications policy and applications. She is the author of numerous publications in both of these areas.

Her numerous appointments, boards and chairs, include the: California Educational Technology Committee; Washington, DC based Alliance for Public Technology; Alliance; California Public Broadcasting Commission; Network Reliability and Interoperability Council; Bellcore’s Advisory Board; ATT’s Consumer Advisory Panel; Verizon’s Consumer Collaborative Council; ETS international ICT literacy effort; National ICT Policy Council; and California Educational Technology Industry Task Force. Dr. O’Connor is an expert consultant and has served a wide array of business, media, telecommunications, federal and state clients and task forces.

Awards and honors include: an by 1990 California State University outstanding teaching award; 1994 California State University Alumni Distinguished Professor Award; 1996 Technology Leadership award; 1998 Technology Pioneer Award.

Recent research grants and projects, include: Ten California Public Utilities Commission Telecommunications Graduate Fellowships; and the Sacramento County Communications Audit and Web Portal development project.

Dr. O’Connor received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Southern California in 1974. She was featured in Newsweek’s 1995 “50 for the Future” a feature on the fifty people who will set policy and direction for global communications.

Dr. O’Connor has always blended her teaching, research and community service into a consistent commitment to explain the role of media in society and its impact on citizens, institutions and the democratic process and continues to teach a full load.

Source @:

http://www.cetfund.org/aboutus/board/OConnor-Barbara

Status Check of AARP Director Barbara O’Connor [TLR Note: 1- No change in status. Fraud / Misrepresentations still present 2- As background, O’Connor is former professor of communications @ CSU Sacramento. O’Connor presently employed by Sacramento-based public relations firm Donna Lucas / Lucas Public Affairs -- an extension of PR firm Porter Novelli headed by Bill Novelli - EX-CEO of AARP. O’Connor possesses links to a) Link Americas Foundation headed by Costa Rica Devotee Brenda Kempster (both attended Barack Obama's 2008 inauguration ostensibly to promote ease of communications between North/South America -- courtesy of Munger Tolles' client, Verizon. b) California Emerging Technology Fund - shady non-profit launched by Michael Peevey / CPUC now headed by $350,000 per annum Sunne McPeak. 3. Fraud / Misrep as follows a) claim "presently a professor" - false b) AARP -- as part of greater scheme -- defraud public by not referencing employment @ Lucas Public Affairs as Blue-Cross is major client. In fact, argument can be made O’Connor infiltrated AARP on behalf of health insurance companies (as did Sacramento lobbyist Jeannine English) Second Opinion? feel free to contact Mr. William Hauck 4. Here, profile projects image of nice lady from Passadena, unlike profile @ Lucas ]

J David Nelson

J. David Nelson

J. David Nelson serves on the Board and is also chair of the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. Read

OConnor

Barbara O’Connor

Barbara O’Connor, Ph.D., is a professor of Communications and Director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at California State University in Sacramento. Read

Penn

John Penn

John Penn of Spring Green, WI, is the chairman and CEO of Intek Plastics Inc. Read

Pratt

Diane Pratt

Diane Pratt, M.A., is the president and CEO of DP Consultants Inc., a public affairs management firm. Read

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Source @:

http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/leadership/info-2010/barbara_oconnor.html

Barbara O’Connor, PhD, of Sacramento, Calif., was elected to the AARP Board of Directors in 2010.

Download a high-resolution photo of Barbara O’Connor.

Life Perspectives

“I grew up in West Texas, raised by a single mother. I was a first-generation college graduate. So I’ve lived through lots of what our members are living through.

“Communications and politics have really been my longstanding interests, including technology access and equity, disabled rights, communication strategies and social movement building. I have a political background, and I started a public radio station in Sacramento and ran it for a while. We now have six radio stations there, the Capital Public Radio Network.

“I have taught mostly technology policy and technology evolution — the hardware stuff. I also teach political communications and the impact of messaging on social movement formation.

“I was fortunate enough to go to the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, which is very geeky, so I was able to keep up with technology as it evolved. I chaired the California Public Broadcasting Commission, and I’m now an officer and director of the California Emerging Technology Fund.

“AARP provides me an opportunity to do tele-health, to deal with issues of getting the 50-plus generation online. I get to help people who are unemployed at 50, using the Web. So being part of the AARP board is really a wonderful synergy of my interests and the organization’s interests….”

“It’s getting more and more difficult to find a center in American politics. Part of it is the media’s fault. The news hole, in both broadcast and in print, has really been reduced. The downsizing and the mergers and acquisitions that have gone on in the media world have really done a disservice to public policy discussion. It’s made the media more event- and scandal-chasing — the lowest common denominator.

“In political campaigns, it’s 30-second spots. So it’s no surprise that the public has fatigue about dealing with politicians. Every poll in America shows that they are held in very low esteem.

“We can’t return to retail politics because we have the technology and everyone is used to using it. But longer formats, discussions, call-ins, coherent talk would be welcome. Certainly, AARP’s members would welcome that to address their concerns about big things such as Social Security.

“AARP is nonpartisan, and ours is a trusted voice. We have to provide the voice of reason in these debates, so that it’s not a partisan political discussion, but really a rational, practical discussion.

“People really do care about the issues that we work on. They’re central to their lives. We have to find a coherent solution to intractable problems.

“We need to be very heavily data-driven. I think we do that, by the way. I think staff and our board are the best. And our volunteers are terrific. So I’m optimistic, actually.

“A big part of our job as board members is to listen. You don’t let your own biases govern what you do. I have to listen to what the data says and to what members are telling me.

“So if you’re data-driven and you really do listen to the members tell you what their issues are — and we have very good organs of information that help us with that, by the way, in the organization — then you can find consensus.”

Expertise

Politics, communications, debate, telecommunications policy, digital divide, senior health, tele-health, digital literacy, education technology.

Education

Ph.D., communications, University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communications; M.A., communications, California State University, Northridge; B.A., communications, California State University, Northridge; A.A., history, Los Angeles Valley College.

Experience

Currently, professor of communication and director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, California State University, Sacramento. Previously, assistant director of debate, University of Southern California; summer debate instructor, Georgetown University; design consultant, Cablevision Systems, New Jersey.

Volunteer experience

Boards: Formerly, chairperson and founding board member, The Alliance for Public Technology; board member and officer, California Emerging Technology Fund; member, Bellcore Advisory Board.

Other: Formerly, presidential debate judge, Washington Bureau, Associated Press; ch

 

TIMELINE 2007-2008 : SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATER Senator Darrell Steinberg, Chair [TLR Note:1- Connection In Re Darrell Steinberg - Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers - Kip Lipper - Donna Lucas - Venoco Inc 2. YR, who is examining this matter, avers: a) Kip Lipper -- brother of Lucas Public Affairs's Donna Lucas of oil drilling company Venoco Inc -- serves as Chief Policy Advisor, Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment Office of the CA Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg b) both Darrell Steinberg and Donna Lucas lack credibility on account of CaliforniaALL and AARP/Barbara O'Connor/Jeannine English/Etc, respectively. c) YR further acknowledges he appreciates Sacramento/Lobbying involves back-room deals and that, relatively speaking, Donna Lucas tries to run a clean operation, technically speaking. d) Nevertheless, YR hopes Lucas understands subsequent to his accidental discovery of CaliforniaALL scheme, Dennis Mangers -- acting both in bad faith and in his capacity as Cal Bar BOG member -- conspired with other to press false criminal charges against him /subsequent home invasion by armed posse from Yolo DA -- a game changer which leaves YR no choice but to continue taking whatever actions he is legally entitled to take in order to fight corruption]

Lucas Public Affairs ' Donna Lucas

Source @:

http://tinyurl.com/bpq73yu

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BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                              1

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|         SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATER         |
|                Senator Darrell Steinberg, Chair                 |
|                    2007-2008 Regular Session                    |
|                                                                 |
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BILL NO:  AB 837                   HEARING DATE:  July 10, 2007
AUTHOR:  Levine                    URGENCY:  No
VERSION:  June 26, 2007            CONSULTANT:  Bill Craven
FISCAL:  Yes
SUBJECT:  Oil and gas leases.

BACKGROUND AND EXISTING LAW
The California Coastal Sanctuary Act of 1994 generally prohibits
new leases for oil and gas development in all state waters that
are designated as a coastal sanctuary. The act defines those
waters as those subject to tidal influence but not including
parts of San Francisco Bay, and it also excludes state waters
subject to an existing oil or gas lease that is in effect on
January 1, 1995, unless that lease is deeded or otherwise
reverts to the state after that date.

Under the terms of the Act, new leases may be approved only upon
a presidential finding that the nation faces a severe energy
supply interruption, that the governor finds the energy
resources in the sanctuary will help alleviate the crisis, and
the Legislature acts to amend the Act.

The Act authorizes the State Lands Commission to enter into a
lease if it determines that oil and gas beneath state-owned
tidal and submerged lands is being drained by wells upon
adjacent federal lands and if it determines that such a lease is
in the best interests of the state. A second provision in the
Public Resources Code, Section 6872.5, authorizes the commission
to adjust the boundaries of existing leases to encompass all of
an oil or gas field that is partially contained within an
existing lease under specified conditions.

Existing law also contains specific provisions for oil and gas
drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel.

PROPOSED LAW

This bill would prohibit the commission from issuing a new lease
or lease extension from coastal tidelands or submerged lands in
state waters within the Santa Barbara Channel if such lease or
lease extension would be developed from an existing or new
offshore oil platform.

ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT
According to the author, this bill would diminish the risk of
oil spills in coastal waters and forestall other environmental
effects from offshore oil development. The author contends the
bill is consistent with the current position of the state which
is to oppose new leases in federal waters off the California
coast.

The author acknowledges that this bill would affect one current
project. Venoco, Inc. has applied for an extension of lease
boundaries from the State Lands Commission. The author relates
that the project calls for up to 30 new and redrilled wells from
the existing Platform Holly. Venoco received a state lease in
1949. In 1993 it relinquished half the lease in Santa Barbara
County to take a lease in Orange County. According to the
author, the company is now interested in regaining the entirety
of its former Santa Barbara lease. The commission is expected to
release its EIR later this year. In its Notice of Preparation,
it stated that the proposed project has a reasonable possibility
of an oil spill during the lifetime of the project that could
have a significant effect on the environment and that other
aspects of the project also could have a significant effect on
the environment.

No formal positions on the bill were received by the City of
Goleta or the county of Santa Barbara. Background materials
provided by the author indicate that Goleta’s formal policy is
to oppose new leases in the western Santa Barbara Channel. The
county is uncertain if the project will meet its odor abatement
requirements.

ARGUMENTS IN OPPOSITION
None were received. However, the author’s background materials
indicate that Venoco considers its application to be authorized
as a vested right since it has had operations in this lease
since 1968. That issue would likely be resolved by the
commission unless this bill first becomes effective and preempts
the approval of the requested lease boundary extension.

COMMENTS

It should be noted that the Notice of Preparation cited by the
author represents the beginning of the CEQA process.

The Governor and the California Ocean Protection Council have
strongly opposed federal legislation that would have expanded
oil and gas drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf and lift the
25-year ban on off-shore oil drilling in California and other
coastal states, despite any revenue consequences to the state.

SUPPORT
None Received

OPPOSITION
Association of the California Independent Petroleum Association
Plains Exploration and Production Company

Source @:

http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_0801-0850/ab_837_cfa_20070709_151237_sen_comm.html

Yolo County Superior Court Judge Dan Maguire and Cassandra Walker Pye in Addendum to Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs – Porter Novelli [TLR Note: 1- Both Maguire and Pye - also former staff of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver 2- Donna Lucas is both part of Lucas Public Affairs and Porter Novelli -- per begrudgingly CYA disclosure she issued concurrent with launching LPA 3 - AARP -- pursuant to a concpiracy to procure fraud between Lucas, O'Connor, English and others -- never disclosed O'Connor part of LPA 4- some of actors who congregated around Golden Pacific Bank - dubious. Similar to fraternity members who congregate around 7-Eleven on a Saturday night. Are they there to buy milk and cookies or booze?]

Cassandra Walker Pye
GOLDEN PACIFIC BANK DIRECTORS : (L-R) Donna Lucas, Richard Claussen, William Hauck , Pat Fong Kushida of sham entity CaliforniaALL and Cassandra Walker Pye


CALIFORNIA FORWARD DIRECTORS: Donna Lucas, Sunne McPeak, William Hauck, Stewart Kwoh of sham entity California Consumer Protection Foundation


LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Donna Lucas, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor


VENOCO DIRECTORS : Donna Lucas,
Mark Snell of Sempra Energy


UC’s SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY: Donna Lucas, Marty Africa
(alleged paramour of James Brosnahan – self proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party”) and University of California Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s deposed marine researcher turned financier — Tony Haymet of CleanTECH / Pegasus Capital / Phillips & Associates


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND (“CETF”) DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor, CETF’s Adviser and Costa Rica devotee — Kempster Group’s Brenda Kempster of Link Americas Foundation / ICT Literacy Portal sponsored by CETF. Link Americas Foundation’s Kempster and O’Connor are under scrutiny in connection with 2009 expense totaling $167,145.00 celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.


THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT / LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS/ BLUE CROSS CONNECTION — Donna Lucas,
William Hauck, The California Endowment’s Daniel Zingale


Donna Lucas, brother Kip Lipper, Darrell Steinberg of CaliforniaALL , Dennis Mangers

Cassandra Walker Pye Judge Dan Maguire of Yolo County Superior Court
Team Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Donna Lucas, Maria Shriver of Obama for America, Cassandra Walker Pye, Daniel Zingale, and Judge Dan Maguire


AARP- Porter Novelli – Bill Novelli Team: Donna Lucas Jeannine English of Cal Bar / AARP (nefarious lobbying wife of Howard Dickstein) and Barbara O’Connor

 

Addenda to List of Prospective Defendants in Suit to Be Filed In Sacramento Superior Court: Black Firsters Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest, Eric Tate of MoFo-100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Annette Carnegie of Kaiser Foundation [TLR NOTE: As mentioned earlier, YR only recently managed to further implicate degenerate Chris Young in CaliforniaALL financial scheme; Young -- strong connection to MoFo's JJB, USDOJ's Tony West, Ambassador Jeff Bleich of MuTo/Cal Bar/Obama's Special Counsel, Kevin Johnson, Fulcrum's Mark Friedman- Alison Turner. Friedman -- business partner of Howard Dickstein. Once it was "Time" for Ruthe Ashley to "leave" CaliforniaALL, it was turned over to Friedman/Turner -- ipso facto further implicating Cal bar BOG member Jeannine English as actor ab-initio, as did English connections to a) Donna Lucas/ Kip Lipper/ Darrell Steinberg of CalALL b) Shrimpscam's Gwen Moore. Incidentally, a separate suit considered against AARP, Lucas, English, Porter Novelli, Barbara O'Connor]

*THE LESLIE BRODIE REPORT STRONGLY URGES THE READERS TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND NOT JUMP TO CONCLUSION REGARDING MISCONDUCT BY ANYONE

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Southern California EdisonVerizon

Freada Kapor Klein Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson Cary Martin Zellerbach Douglas Scrivner of Accenture Robert Hamilton of Allen Matkins Karina Hamilton Adam Stock of Allen Matkins Ruthe Ashley aka Ruthe Catolico Ashley eric tate
(Top
, L-R) PG&E, SCE, Verizon, Voice of OC, UCI Foundation, Edison International, Accenture, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Morrison & Foerster, Munger Tolles & Olson, Martin Investment Management, Level Playing Field Institute, Verizon Foundation, Freada Kapor Klein, Ron Olson of Munger Tolles, Carry Martin Zellerbach, Doug Scrivner, Bob Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, Adam Stock, Ruthe Ashley, Sir James Brosnahan, Susan Mac Cormac, Darrell Steinberg , James Hsu, Victor Miramontes, Brad Phillips, Pat Fong Kushida, Gibor Basri, Larissa Parecki, Kamala Harris, David Washburn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Mark Robinson, Ophelia Basgal, Hon. Morrison C. England, Torrie Flournoy-England, Frank Quevedo, Jack O’Connell, Michael Peevey, Hon. Michael Drake – UC Irvine Chancellor, Sarah E. Redfield, Eric Tate, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie

Addendum to Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs : brother Kip Lipper, Darrell Steinberg , Dennis Mangers, Maria Shriver of Obama for America, Jeannine English of Cal Bar / AARP [ TLR Note: longer to unearth as working assumption Lucas a Republican ]


GOLDEN PACIFIC BANK DIRECTORS : (L-R) Donna Lucas, Richard Claussen, William Hauck and Pat Fong Kushida of sham entity CaliforniaALL


CALIFORNIA FORWARD DIRECTORS: Donna Lucas, Sunne McPeak, William Hauck, Stewart Kwoh of sham entity California Consumer Protection Foundation


LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Donna Lucas, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor


VENOCO DIRECTORS : Donna Lucas,
Mark Snell of Sempra Energy


UC’s SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY: Donna Lucas, Marty Africa
(alleged paramour of James Brosnahan – self proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party”) and University of California Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s deposed marine researcher turned financier — Tony Haymet of CleanTECH / Pegasus Capital / Phillips & Associates


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND (“CETF”) DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor, CETF’s Adviser and Costa Rica devotee — Kempster Group’s Brenda Kempster of Link Americas Foundation / ICT Literacy Portal sponsored by CETF. Link Americas Foundation’s Kempster and O’Connor are under scrutiny in connection with 2009 expense totaling $167,145.00 celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.


THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT / LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS/ BLUE CROSS CONNECTION — Donna Lucas,
William Hauck, The California Endowment’s Daniel Zingale


Donna Lucas, brother Kip Lipper, Darrell Steinberg , Dennis Mangers


Donna Lucas and Maria Shriver of Obama for America


Donna Lucas and Jeannine English of Cal Bar / AARP

Profile of Kip Lipper — Brother of Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs [TLR Note: Notice connection to Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) of CaliforniaALL, Energy; Separately, Donna Lucas -- an agent of Bill Novelli of AARP / Porter Novelli -- part of a scheme to procure fraud by positioning Barbara O'Connor as Director with AARP without disclosing she is paid lobbyist at Lucas Pubic Affairs -- an extension of Porter Novelli ; Incidentally, Howard Dickstein's nefarious lobbying spouse Jeannine English ipso facto part of AARP to misuse entity on behalf of big-business i.e. AARP endorses Proposition.... among other shenanigans. No coincidence Senator John McCain, TLR, YR distaste Dickstein / AARP ]

California statehouse staffer is a superstar of his own

Kip Lipper, who is as renowned inside the Capitol as he is anonymous outside, is responsible for some of the nation’s most groundbreaking environmental laws over the last 30 years.

November 29, 2009|By Eric Bailey
  • High-powered state Senate staffer Kip Lipper, right, meets with his boss, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), in the senator's office.
High-powered state Senate staffer Kip Lipper, right, meets with his boss,… (Robert Durell / For The Times )

Reporting from Sacramento — If he were a basketball star instead of a statehouse staffer, he’d be Kobe Bryant or Magic Johnson — a veteran playmaker, feared by foes, his best moves unleashed just before the buzzer.

But like so many Sacramento insiders, Kip Lipper plays out of the limelight, in the back corridors of the Capitol, unknown to the public whose air and water and ecological ethos he has made his specialty over the last three decades.

As the environmental expert for the state Senate’s ruling Democrats, Lipper has helped craft many of California’s groundbreaking laws in that realm — and become a foil for Republicans irked by what they view as regulatory excess, and by the economic fallout.

His fingerprints are on the California Clean Air Act, the state Safe Drinking Water Act and the landmark 2006 curbs on greenhouse gas emissions. Legislation that boosted recycling, reduced landfill dumping, saved redwoods and cleaned up power plants are also part of his highlight reel.

Source@: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/29/local/la-me-lipper29-2009nov29

Thursday, October 14, 2010

About the Panel of Experts:

Kip Lipper, Chief Policy Advisor, Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment Office of the CA Senate Pro Tempore Darrell SteinbergKip Lipper

Chief Policy Advisor, Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment Office of the CA Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg

Kip Lipper Presentation.pdf
Kip Lipper is Chief Policy Advisor, Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment, Office of the CA Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg. Mr. Lipper has worked in the California Legislature for over 34 years. He began his career in the mid-1970’s as Administrative Assistant for Assembly Member Dennis Mangers (D-Huntington Beach). From 1980-2004, he was Chief of Staff for Assembly Member and later Senator Byron Sher (D-Stanford). During that same time period, Lipper also served as Senior Consultant to the Assembly Criminal Law Committee, Chief Consultant to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, and Staff Director to the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. Mr. Lipper has drafted legislation on a broad array of environmental policies, including the California Clean Air Act, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, the California Beverage Container Recycling Act, and the California Integrated Waste Management Act. He has drafted and analyzed legislation on energy regulation, renewable energy, energy conservation, public interest energy research, energy agency reorganization and reform, and numerous other subjects. He also has worked on state budget issues affecting energy, environmental, and resources agencies of California state government. Lipper was the lead Senate staffer on the drafting of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, as well as on companion legislation establishing the nation’s first greenhouse gas emission performance standard for energy generation (SB 1368–Perata). He has been deeply involved in the implementation of GHG laws passed and enacted by the CA Legislature. Mr. Lipper has published papers on a range of environmental issues. He has been a guest lecturer on environmental and energy legislation at the Stanford University Law School, Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley) Law School, King Hall (UC Davis) Law School, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), and at California State University, Sacramento.  Source @:  http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/views/dls/fall_2010/panel_of_experts.shtml

For more of Donna Lucas, please see @:

lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/11/15/donna-lucas-of-lucas-public-affairs-part-1-conveniently-intertwined-15206643/

Shocking New Revelations In Re “KEMPSTER GROUP” — For Profit Entity Headed By Brenda Kempster — CEO of LINK AMERICAS Foundation:KEMPSTER GROUP Coordinated the Inaugural Galas for Clinton and Bush

Mal Pais Beach in Costa Rica  (image:courtesy of http://www.mycostaricalink.com/mal-pais/)

The Leslie Brodie Report has learned that KEMPSTER GROUP —  a for-profit entity headed by Costa Rica devotee — Ms. Brenda Kempster, CEO of controversial non-profit LINK AMERICAS Foundation   “ coordinated the Inaugural Galas at the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1997 for President William J. Clinton and in 2001 and 2005 for President George W. Bush.” (emphasis added)

As was mentioned earlier, LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl  Meils, David Saedi, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor of Lucas Public Affairs, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster represented to the IRS that an expense of  $167,145.00 was utilized for “The 2009 Link Technology Serving Humanity Global Literacy Gala was held in Washington, DC to promote the advancement of Information and communication technology literacy in the areas of Life, Information, Nature, and Knowledge (Link) throughout The Americas.” (emphasis added)

In actuality, however, the sole reason behind the aforementioned “gala” was “celebrating the Inauguration of The Honorable Barack Obama Forty-fourth President of the United States of America and  The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Vice President of the United States of America and the 111th Congress of the United States.”


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND (“CETF”) DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor, CETF’s Adviser and Costa Rica devotee — Kempster Group’s Brenda Kempster of Link Americas Foundation / ICT Literacy Portal sponsored by CETF.  Link Americas Foundation’s Kempster and O’Connor are under scrutiny in connection with 2009 expense totaling  $167,145.00 celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Additionally, and as was also previously mentioned, LINK AMERICAS Foundation — caused the removal of all data and information relating to LINK AMERICAS’s $167,145.00 peculiar sponsorship of Barack Obama Inaugural Gala from LINK AMERICA’s website.

 

 

Addendum to LINK AMERICA’s Brenda Kempster Quickly Moves to Delete Data From LINKS Website In Re Barack Obama Inaugural Gala Amid Exposure on The Leslie Brodie Report

In TLR’s previously published story “DEVELOPING NEWS:Costa Rica Devotee Brenda Kempster of LINK AMERICAS Foundation Quickly Moves to Delete Information and Data From Link’s Website In Re Barack Obama Inaugural Gala Amid Exposure on The Leslie Brodie Report” we wrote:

“The Leslie Brodie Report has learned that Costa Rica devotee — Ms. Brenda Kempster, CEO of controversial non-profit LINK AMERICAS Foundation — has caused the removal of all data and information relating to LINK AMERICAS’s $167,145.00 peculiar sponsorship of Barack Obama Inaugural Gala from LINK AMERICA’s website.


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND (“CETF”) DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor, CETF’s Adviser and Costa Rica devotee — Kempster Group’s Brenda Kempster of Link Americas Foundation / ICT Literacy Portal sponsored by CETF.  Link Americas Foundation’s Kempster and O’Connor are under scrutiny in connection with 2009 expense totaling  $167,145.00 celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Specifically,  a visitor to LINK AMERICAS’s website who wishes to view the content found @:

http://www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/  

will encounter the following message:

“Not Found

The requested URL /gala2009.htm/ was not found on this server.”

As was mentioned earlier, LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl  Meils, David Saedi, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor of Lucas Public Affairs, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster represented to the IRS that an expense of  $167,145.00 was utilized for “The 2009 Link Technology Serving Humanity Global Literacy Gala was held in Washington, DC to promote the advancement of Information and communication technology literacy in the areas of Life, Information, Nature, and Knowledge (Link) throughout The Americas.”

In actuality, however, the sole reason behind the aforementioned “gala” was “celebrating the Inauguration of The Honorable Barack Obama Forty-fourth President of the United States of America and  The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Vice President of the United States of America and the 111th Congress of the United States.”

TLR was remiss in failing to mention that data and information were deleted by agents of LINK AMERICAS Foundation also from the following webpages:

http://www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/venue.html

www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/Tickets.html

www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/entertainment.html

http://linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/Press.html

http://www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/program.htm

http://www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/about_us.htm

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For related stories, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com//?s=Kempster

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPING NEWS:Costa Rica Devotee Brenda Kempster of LINK AMERICAS Foundation Quickly Moves to Delete Information and Data From Link’s Website In Re Barack Obama Inaugural Gala Amid Exposure on The Leslie Brodie Report

DEVELOPING STORY…

The Leslie Brodie Report has learned that Costa Rica devotee — Ms. Brenda Kempster, CEO of controversial non-profit LINK AMERICAS Foundation — has caused the removal of all data and information relating to LINK AMERICAS’s $167,145.00 peculiar sponsorship of Barack Obama Inaugural Gala from LINK AMERICA’s website.


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND (“CETF”) DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor, CETF’s Adviser and Costa Rica devotee — Kempster Group’s Brenda Kempster of Link Americas Foundation / ICT Literacy Portal sponsored by CETF.  Link Americas Foundation’s Kempster and O’Connor are under scrutiny in connection with 2009 expense totaling  $167,145.00 celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Specifically,  a visitor to LINK AMERICAS’s website who wishes to view the content found @:

http://www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/  

will encounter the following message:

“Not Found

The requested URL /gala2009.htm/ was not found on this server.”

As was mentioned earlier, LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl  Meils, David Saedi, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor of Lucas Public Affairs, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster represented to the IRS that an expense of  $167,145.00 was utilized for “The 2009 Link Technology Serving Humanity Global Literacy Gala was held in Washington, DC to promote the advancement of Information and communication technology literacy in the areas of Life, Information, Nature, and Knowledge (Link) throughout The Americas.”

In actuality, however, the sole reason behind the aforementioned “gala” was “celebrating the Inauguration of The Honorable Barack Obama Forty-fourth President of the United States of America and  The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Vice President of the United States of America and the 111th Congress of the United States.

For more, please see @:http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com//?s=Kempster

 

DEVELOPING NEWS:Costa Rica Devotee Brenda Kempster of LINK AMERICAS Foundation Quickly Moves to Delete Information and Data From Link’s Website In Re Barack Obama Inaugural Gala Amid Exposure on The Leslie Brodie Report

DEVELOPING STORY…

The Leslie Brodie Report has learned that Costa Rica devotee — Ms. Brenda Kempster, CEO of controversial non-profit LINK AMERICAS Foundation — has caused the removal of all data and information relating to LINK AMERICAS’s $167,145.00 peculiar sponsorship of Barack Obama Inaugural Gala from LINK AMERICA’s website.


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND (“CETF”) DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor, CETF’s Adviser and Costa Rica devotee — Kempster Group’s Brenda Kempster of Link Americas Foundation / ICT Literacy Portal sponsored by CETF.  Link Americas Foundation’s Kempster and O’Connor are under scrutiny in connection with 2009 expense totaling  $167,145.00 celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Specifically,  a visitor to LINK AMERICAS’s website who wishes to view the content found @:

http://www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm/  

will encounter the following message:

“Not Found

The requested URL /gala2009.htm/ was not found on this server.”

As was mentioned earlier, LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl  Meils, David Saedi, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor of Lucas Public Affairs, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster represented to the IRS that an expense of  $167,145.00 was utilized for “The 2009 Link Technology Serving Humanity Global Literacy Gala was held in Washington, DC to promote the advancement of Information and communication technology literacy in the areas of Life, Information, Nature, and Knowledge (Link) throughout The Americas.”

In actuality, however, the sole reason behind the aforementioned “gala” was “celebrating the Inauguration of The Honorable Barack Obama Forty-fourth President of the United States of America and  The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Vice President of the United States of America and the 111th Congress of the United States.

For more, please see @:http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com//?s=Kempster

 

TIMELINE May 2012:Feds Sign $20M PR Contract to Promote Obamacare(TLR Note:Highly relevant to events exposed on TLR in re AARP,Bill Novelli,operative Donna Lucas, fraudster CETF’s Barbara O’Connor of AARP/Lucas)

The federal government has signed a contract with a public relations firm to spend $20 million to promote Obamacare, a law that made be defunct in a month.
The advertising campaign will educate the public on staying healthy and preventing illness, a Health and Human Services official told The Hill.
The controversial Affordable Care Act includes provisions for the advertising blitz in the law. The contract was won by the public relations firm Porter Novelli in a competitive bidding process, according to the Hill.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the law before its recess in June.

“Let me suggest that the president spend a little more time trying to do something about the spending, debt, and gas prices, and a little less time trying to spin the unpopular things he’s already done. It might require a little more work, but it’s what we need. It’s time to lead,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Source: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamcare-pr-contract/2012/05/22/id/439885

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The Department of Health and Human Services has inked a $20 million contract with a top public-relations firm to sell aspects of the Obamacare law to the American public.

According to a report in PR Week, HHS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded the contract to PR firm Porter Novelli. The firm has offices worldwide, and boasts PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as existing clients.

According to The Hill, the Porter Novelli campaign is “designed to educate the public about how to stay healthy and prevent illnesses.” It will do so by highlighting provisions of Obamacare.

The PR push is part of a sustained effort to try to sell the unpopular Obamacare law to the American public. Last year, HHS asked Congress to quadruple the budget for its public affairs office – to nearly $20 million – and nearly double the size of the office’s staff. The department insisted the changes were necessary to “help Americans understand and access their benefits and information under the law.”

A Freedom of Information Act request filed by the group Judicial Watch last year revealed the lengths to which HHS has gone to attempt to sell Obamacare to a skeptical public:

  • The Obama HHS launched a campaign to track Internet searches and to use online search engines such as Google and Yahoo to drive traffic to a government website promoting Obama’s health care overhaul. Using “pay-per-click” advertising tools, such as Google Adwords, HHS purposely targeted people searching the term “Obamacare,” a word that has been described as “disparaging” by political agents of the president.
  • According to a budget summary prepared by Ogilvy, from October 2010 through February 2011, the Obama administration spent $1,435,009 on these online advertisements alone, including advertising campaigns with Google and Yahoo, almost $300,000 per month.
  • A number of documents address the need to target the Obamacare propaganda campaign to Hispanics, blacks, and women. For example, according to an email from Chris Beakey, vice president of Ogilvy PR Worldwide, to HHS officials on Dec. 16, 2010, summarizing a conference call, “You want to utilize the bulk of their paid media efforts (which would include expenditures for Radio One and Univision) on media that reaches African Americans and Hispanics. The money will go farther and these audiences continue to be a top priority.”

Please continue @:http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/22/hhs-inks-20-million-contract-to-sell-obamacare-to-skeptical-public/

Sunne McPeak’s CETF Awards Funds to Little Tokyo Service Center(Note: $ from sham outfits to LTSC-sufficient to build mission control;disquieting ties to Fujie,Wattai,CCPF’s Johnson-all injured Dydzak;$Verizon/MTO$)

The Leslie Brodie Report has learned San Francisco-based controversial entity California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”) has recently awarded tens of thousands of dollars to Los Angeles-based controversial entity Little Tokyo Service Center (“LTSC”).

CETF has been established as a non-profit corporation pursuant to orders from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in approving the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI in 2005.  As a condition of approval of the mergers, AT&T and Verizon are required to contribute to CETF a total of $60 million over 5 years for the purpose of achieving ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California, particularly in underserved communities, through the use of emerging technologies by 2010. AT&T will contribute $9 million per year and Verizon will contribute $3 million per year. The CPUC also directed that at least $5 million should be used for telemedicine projects, according to its website www.cetfund.org 

 

Sunne Wright McPeak is the Action Fund chairwoman for California Forward. She will speak Tuesday, Jan. 10, in downtown Davis. Courtesy photo

Sunne McPeak of CETF — confederate of LINK AMERICAS’ Foundation’s Costa Rica devotee Brenda Kempster and fraudster Barbara O’Connor of Lucas Public Affairs/AARP

 

 

Recently, CETF, headed by embattled Sunne McPeak (who gained fame for intentionally withholding vital Bay Bridge documents from State Auditor Elaine Howle), sparked an outcry as well as accusations of cronyism and mismanagement.

“At a time when folks across California are struggling to make ends meet, I think CEO Sunne Wright McPeak annual salary of $350,000.00 sends a terrible message,” a source seeking anonymity stated.

Related story, please see@:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1344456/posts

 

 

 

Forbes: How the AARP Made $2.8 Billion By Supporting Obamacare’s Cuts to Medicare (TLR Note: Is AARP’s A. James Forbes Jr. — who is part of unlawful plot to defraud public in re Porter Novelli/ Lucas Public Affairs’ Barbara O’connor part of Forbes ?)

Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare in order to pay for its $1.9 trillion expansion of coverage to low-income Americans. It’s one of the reasons why seniors are more opposed to the new health law than any other age group. So why is it that the group that purports to speak for seniors, the American Association of Retired Persons, so strongly supports a law that most seniors oppose? According to an explosive new report from Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), it’s because those very same Medicare cuts will give the AARP a windfall of $1 billion in insurance profits, and preserve another $1.8 billion that AARP already generates from its business interests.

(DISCLOSURE: I am an outside adviser to the Romney campaign on health-care issues. The opinions contained herein are mine alone, and do not necessarily correspond to those of the campaign.)

 

Here’s how it works. AARP isn’t your every-day citizens’ advocacy group. The AARP is also one of the largest private health insurers in America. In 2011, the AARP generated $458 million in royalty fees from so-called “Medigap” plans, nearly twice the $266 million the lobby receives in membership dues.

How Obamacare’s $716 Billion in Cuts Will Drive Doctors Out of Medicare
Fact-Checking the Obama Campaign’s Defense of its $716 Billion Cut to Medicare
Why the American Medical Association Had 72 Million Reasons to Shrink Doctors’ Pay
Burr-Coburn: The Best Medicare Reform Proposal Yet

Medigap plans are private insurance plans that seniors buy to cover the things that traditional, government-run Medicare doesn’t, like catastrophic coverage. Medigap plans also help seniors eliminate the co-pays and deductibles that are designed to restrain wasteful Medicare spending.

AARP blocked Medigap reforms, saving the group $1.8 billion

Adding catastrophic coverage to Medicare, while restraining the ability of Medigap plans to waste money, is a key to Medicare reform, one that has been a big part of bipartisan plans in the past. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Medigap reforms that AARP blocked would have saved the average senior as much as $415 in premiums per year.

But the AARP aggressively, and successfully, lobbied to keep Medigap reforms out of Obamacare, because AARP receives a 4.95 percent royalty on every dollar that seniors spend on its Medigap plans. Reform, DeMint estimates, would have cost AARP $1.8 billion over ten years.

Cuts to Medicare Advantage could earn AARP over $1 billion

Not only did AARP succeed in getting Democrats to balk at Medigap reform. Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare Advantage will drive many seniors out of that program, and into traditional government-run Medicare, which will increase the number of people who need Medigap insurance.

That means more royalty profits for the AARP. Reps. Wally Herger (R., Calif.) and Dave Reichert (R., Wash.) estimated that the change “could result in a windfall for AARP that exceeds over $1 billion during the next ten years.”

AARP Medigap plans exempted from Obamacare’s insurance mandates

It gets worse. AARP Medigap plans are exempted from most of Obamacare’s best-known insurance mandates. AARP Medigap plans are exempted from the ban that requires insurers to take all comers, regardless of pre-existing conditions. The plans are exempted from the $500,000 cap on insurance industry executive compensation; top AARP executives currently make more than $1 million. AARP plans are exempt from the premium tax levied on other private insurers. IPAB, Medicare’s rationing board, is explicitly barred from altering Medicare’s cost-sharing provisions, provisions that govern the existence of Medigap plans.

Please continue @:http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/09/22/the-aarps-2-8-billion-reasons-for-supporting-obamacares-cuts-to-medicare/

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AARP’s A. James Forbes Jr., please see @: http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/leadership/info-2010/James_Forbes.html

 

Lucas Public Affairs’ (in contractual relationship with Porter Novelli — headed by AARP’s Bill Novelli) AARP’s fraudulent profile of director Barbara O’Connor, please see @:

http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/leadership/info-2010/barbara_oconnor.html

AND @:

http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/about-us/info-06-2012/barbara-oconnor-boa…

Lucas Public Affairs’ profile of Barbara O’Connor, please see:

http://www.lucaspublicaffairs.com/lpa/index.cfm/team/dr-barbara-oconnor/

 

TLR Note: notice AARP never mentions Trojan Horse O’Connor part of Lucas Public Affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

Copy of actual page of American Association of Retired Persons (“AARP”) fraudulent profile of Director Barbara O’Connor ( Note: no mention O’Connor part of Porter Novelli’s operative Donna Lucas’ Lucas Public Affairs; Bill Novelli head of AARP for years)

DATELINE January 2009: Barbara O’Connor Live from the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington DC in celebration of the inauguration of the 44th president, Barack Obama (TLR Note: relate to $167,145 expense by LINK AMERICAS; $1000 per ticket?)

Corcoran Gallery of Art hosted by Information and Communications Technologies 
Hosted by LINK AMERICAS Foundation, The Alliance for Public Technology, The Children’s Partnership,  Education Development Center and the George Lucas Educational Foundation – Edutopia. ($1,000 ticket)

 

Please see @:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1076683/highlight/16080

 

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NEWTON, MA | December 30, 2008

In collaboration with a variety of technology-related organizations and nonprofits, EDC will co-host a nonpartisan inaugural event on January 20, 2009, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Throughout the evening, a specially-created multi-media networking site (www.linklive.org) will broadcast live video from the event and from inaugural celebrations across the country.

The event, called “LINK-live” is hosted by EDC and the LINK AMERICAS Foundation, The Alliance for Public Technology, The Children’s Partnership, and the George Lucas Educational Foundation – Edutopia. All of the organizations seek to advance science, information and communications technologies (ICT) to address education and workforce development skills, e-government services, healthcare and telemedicine, and research and development of green ICT solutions for energy and environmental challenges. Additional information about the event and its sponsors can be found at www.inauguralgala2009.com.

Visitors to www.linklive.org are invited to participate in conversations using Web 2.0 digital communication tools – like Twitter, ScribbleLive, USTREAM and Flickr. To join the LINK-live network, use Twitter and the code, or hashtag, #linklive2009.

The evening’s program is designed to draw attention to technology issues as the new administration takes office. The arrangements are being handled by Kempster Group, Mobilize.org, and other organizations.

 

Source:  http://www.edc.org/newsroom/press_releases/edc_co-host_presidential_inaugural…

 

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Related story, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/breaking-news-developing-inquiry…

 

BREAKING NEWS… DEVELOPING … Inquiry Into Barbara O’Connor Widens … LINK AMERICAS Foundation….Brenda Kempster…. 2009 Inauguration of Barack Obama ?

*The Leslie Brodie Report urges the readers to exercise caution and not jump to conclusions regarding misconduct by anyone.

According to sources seeking anonymity, the multi-prong inquiry into AARP, Porter Novelli, Barbara O’Connor, Donna Lucas, and Lucas Public Affairs is rapidly expanding and encompasses broader inquiries than had been acknowledged up to now on The Leslie Brodie Report.

One aspect of the inquiry involves 3 subparts:

1) Circumstances surrounding myriad fraudulent activities by the AARP, AARP Foundation, Barbara O’Connor, Donna Lucas, and Lucas Public Affairs.

Specifically, the lack of disclosures on AARP’s website that AARP Director Barbara O’Connor is part and parcel of Lucas Public Affairs — an ipso facto extension of Porter Novelli and Bill Novelli; as well as other false and misleading information.

2) Circumstances surrounding Barbara O’Connor and Sunne McPeak in connection with non-profit entity known as California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”)

3) Circumstances surrounding Barbara O’Connor and Brenda Kempster in connection with non-profit entity known as LINK AMERICAS Foundation.

In connection with Sub-Part #3, special attention is being paid to the examination of an expense totaling  $167,145.00 in year 2009.

Specifically, LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl  Meils, David Saedi, Barbara O’Connor, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster represented to the IRS that an expense of  $167,145.00 was utilized for “Venue Fee and Gala Expense” and that  “The 2009 Link Technology Serving Humanity Global Literacy Gala was held in Washington, DC to promote the advancement of Information and communication technology literacy in the areas of Life, Information, Nature, and Knowledge (Link) throughout The Americas.”

LINK AMERICAS and Directors Dave Leveille, Elva Lima Of Verizon Communication, Richard Methia, Cheryl  Meils, David Saedi, Barbara O’Connor, Dan Throgmorton, and Brenda Kempster also represented to the IRS that an expense of  $2350 was utilized “in conjunction with groups of volunteers from Costa Rica, Europe, and the US- to help build schools, develop literacy programs, and provide reading glasses to children and adults in communities in Central America.”

For LINK AMERICAS 990 IRS returns, please see @:

http://990finder.foundationcenter.org/990results.aspx?990_type=&fn=Link+A…

 

 

 

 

Foundation Hog Stewart Kwoh also Identified as Director of California Endowment / California Wellness Foundation (TLR Note: Bloomberg/Business Week neglects to mention Kwoh’s involvement at CCPF — subsequent to mysterious death of Nelson Holl)


GOLDEN PACIFIC BANK DIRECTORS : (L-R) Donna Lucas, Richard Claussen, William Hauck and Pat Fong Kushida of sham entity CaliforniaALL


CALIFORNIA FORWARD DIRECTORS: Donna Lucas, Sunne McPeak, William Hauck, Stewart Kwoh of sham entity California Consumer Protection Foundation


LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Donna Lucas, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor


VENOCO DIRECTORS : Donna Lucas, Mark Snell of Sempra Energy


CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND DIRECTORS: Sunne McPeak, AARP’s Barbara O’Connor


UC’s SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY: Donna Lucas, Marty Africa


THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT / BLUE CROSS CONNECTION — Donna Lucas, William Hauck, and Cal End’s Daniel Zingale

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Stewart Kwoh serves as the President and Executive Director at Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California. Mr. Kwoh serves as Trustee of Southern California Public Radio. He serves as a Director at California Wellness Foundation, Los Angeles Educational Partnership, Fannie Mae Foundation and PolicyLink, Inc. He served as Director of The California Endowment.

Corporate Headquarters

6320 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367-2565

United States

Phone: 818-593-6600
Fax: 818-593-6614

Board Members Memberships

Former Director
Director
Director
Director
Trustee
Director

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California Wellness Foundation

6320 Canoga Avenue Suite 1700 , Woodland Hills , CA , 91367-2565 , United States

Phone: 1-818-593-6600
Revenue: $187M
Employees: 63
SIC: Civic And Social Associations (8640)
NAICS: Human Rights Organizations (813311)
Description: California Wellness Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with over $1.02 billion in assets under management. The foundation primarily focuses on health promotion, wellness education, and disease prevention. It was established in 1992 and is based in Woodland Hills, California.

2012-11-13 16:13:01

Contacts – VIEW DETAILS

Other

Kenneth Kizer, Director
Ezra Davidson, Director
Magdalena Del Olmo, Board Member
Cecilia Laiche, Officer
Barbara Marshall, Director
Earl Mink, Director
Stewart Kwoh, Director
Amy Scop, Director
Peggy Saika, Director
Luz Vega-Marquis, Chairman

Director(s)

Ruth Brousseau, Executive Director
Ruth Holton-Hodson, Director of Public Policyz
Beltr??n-del Olmo, Director of Communications
Douglas Patino, Vice Chairman and Director

Chief Executive Officer

Vice President(s)

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“Today’s AARP.” Investigated. Exposed. Understood; Senator McCain: AARP Betrayed You (TLR Note:Relevant to Fraudulent and Highly Unlawful Scheme Executed by Porter Novelli, AARP, and Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs In Re AARP Director Barbara O’Connor

The House Ways and Means Committee calls AARP to task after a year-long investigation concludes need for further examination. Why did the AARP spend millions supporting ObamaCare? Why, when most of their members were opposed? When, Medicare supplement sales would go through the roof? Why? It’s easy to see.

Meet Christy Wilson of Goddard Claussen as The Leslie Brodie Report Continues to Unravel Questionable Circumstances Involving California Endowment / California Forward/ Donna Lucas/ Robert Ross/ Nefarious Stewart Kwoh of CCPF

Christy Wilson

PARTNER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Christy Wilson has been a member of the Goddard Claussen/West team since 1998 and has developed broad experience on various ballot initiative, legislative and communications campaigns. Ms. Wilson oversees statewide ballot and legislative issue advocacy campaigns for the firm.

She has managed and implemented campaigns on a broad range of issues including frivolous lawsuits, insurance reform, mortgage and financial bailouts, energy, gaming, campaign finance and education. She has worked on national efforts as well as state specific campaigns in California, Florida, Texas, Washington state, Minnesota and New York.

Her expertise lies in developing and organizing ballot initiative and legislative advocacy campaigns. From the conceptual phase through the drafting, qualification and campaign phases of these efforts, Ms. Wilson excels at aligning the interests of her clients with public opinion in order to achieve their policy goals. As a campaign manager, she participates in all aspects of research, strategic planning, management, media relations, coalition building, grassroots, grasstops, speakers’ training, paid media and legislative advocacy.

Her clients have included Blue Cross of California, the Personal Insurance Federation of California, California Chamber of Commerce, California Building Industry Association, State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Duke Energy, TechNet, California Forward, Campaign for College Opportunity, among others.

Before joining Goddard Claussen/West, Ms. Wilson worked with the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce’s Free Trade Office in Santiago, Chile and for the legal department of a California property development company. Her community and pro bono efforts have included Latino Youth at Risk, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters and “Los Oradores” Toastmasters. Ms. Wilson graduated from Tulane University with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Spanish Literature. She reads, writes and speaks Spanish.

christy@gcwest.com

Christy Wilson oversees statewide ballot and legislative issue advocacy campaigns for the firm.

Source: http://gcwest.com/christy-wilson

(Emphasis added)

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TLR Note: Also part of Goddard Claussen/West are Richard Claussen and William Hauck of Blue Cross/Golden Pacific Bank.

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California Forward :

Perplexed by the increasing dysfunction of the state’s fiscal and political systems, five major California foundations – The California Endowment; The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; The James Irvine Foundation; and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation – came together to create California Forward, charging it with reshaping the future of the Golden State by fundamentally changing the way government operates.

California Forward was created by combining projects from California Common Cause, Center for Governmental Studies, New California Network, and The Commonwealth Club of California’s Voices of Reform Project. The organization has established itself as a trusted, influential, and bipartisan public interest effort, with an unwavering commitment to making government work better.

Our early steps toward reform include:

  1. Stabilizing the fiscal mess through budget reform.
  2. Changing political incentives with redistricting and the top two primary.
  3. Restructuring state and local government to drive innovation and results.

 

Our Leadership

Our Leadership Council is a diverse group of Californians who select and guide California Forward’s projects.

Thomas V. McKernan, Co-Chair
Chair of the Board of the Automobile Club of Southern California

Carl Guardino
President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

R. William “Bill” Hauck
Former President of the California Business Roundtable

Fred Keeley
Former Assembly Speaker pro Tempore

Joanne Kozberg
Principal at California Strategies, LLC

Stewart Kwoh
President & Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California

Donna Lucas
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning & Initiatives for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sunne Wright McPeak
President & CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund

Lenny Mendonca
Director of the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company

Cruz Reynoso
Former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court & the Third District Court of Appeal

Constance L. “Connie” Rice
Former Co-Director of the Los Angeles NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Eugene J. “Gene” Voiland
Former President & CEO of Aera Energy LLC

Arturo Vargas
Executive Director, NALEO

Peter Weber
Executive Committee Chair of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley

Previously Served

Robert L. Balgenorth
President of the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, AFL-CIO

David Davenport
Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
CEO of Green For All

Antonia Hernández
President & CEO of the California Community Foundation

Robert M. Hertzberg
Former Co-Chair; Chair & Founder of G24 Innovations

Bruce McPherson
Former California Secretary of State

Leon E. Panetta
Former Co-Chair; Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Charles “Chuck” Poochigian
Former State Senator & Assemblymember

Source: http://www.cafwd.org/pages/our-history  and   http://www.cafwd.org/pages/our-leadership

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The California Endowment :

 

Robert Ross, seen in 2010, explains the choice of name for California's health insurance exchange: "Covered is an action verb, and if we do our job, that's what we want to happen," said Ross, an exchange board member and chief executive of the California Endowment.

Robert Ross, President & CEO of The California Endowment

The California Endowment –  a private health foundation created after the conversion of BlueCross of California to a for-profit company that provides grants to community based organizations throughout California –  that it only “makes grants to nonprofit organizations, tribal governments and public agencies that directly benefit the health and well-being of Californians.

Prior to the November election, on August 22, 2012, The California Endowment, conveniently, “made” a grant of $417,000 to Lucas Public Affairs headed by operative Donna Lucas to “provide education and outreach to small businesses in order to create a supportive environment for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and improve access to health care for underserved Californians.”

Approving the grant on behalf of The California Endowment was Lucas’ friend and confederate — Daniel Zingale.

See below:

Recipient: Lucas Public Affairs
Recipient Location: 1215 K Street,, Suite 1120
  Sacramento, CA  95814
Recipient URL: www.lucaspublicaffairs.com
Recipient EIN: 26-1795985
Recipient Type: For Profit
Grantmaker: The California Endowment
Grant Amount: $417,500
   
Duration: 12 months
Fiscal Year End: 2013
Description: Affordable Care Act Education Effort – Phase 3: To provide education and outreach to small businesses in order to create a supportive environment for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and improve access to health care for underserved Californians.
Geographic Area Served: California
Grant Target Population Groups: Density: Urban & Rural
Age: Adult and Seniors (Generally 18+)
Gender: Males & Females
Ethnicity: Multi/No Single Ethnicity Targeted
Other: Uninsured & Underinsured
Program Area: Affordable Care Act
Support Type: PROJECT

 

See also @:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/dr-david-werdegar-former-ceo-of-…

 

Partial Records of Hundreds of Thousands in Questionable Donations From California Endowment to Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs(TLR:Amid exposure of fraud In Re Lucas,AARP, O’Connor, Obamacare, McPeak-YR urges public to remain calm -“on the case”)

Grant Details

Recipient: Lucas Public Affairs
Recipient Location: 1215 K Street,, Suite 1120
  Sacramento, CA  95814
Recipient URL: www.lucaspublicaffairs.com
Recipient EIN: 26-1795985
Recipient Type: For Profit
Grantmaker: The California Endowment
Grant Amount: $417,500
Grant Period: 10/01/12 – 09/30/13
Duration: 12 months
Fiscal Year End: 2013
Description: Affrodable Care Act Education Effort – Phase 3: To provide education and outreach to small businesses in order to create a supportive environment for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and improve access to health care for underserved Californians.
Geographic Area Served: California
Grant Target Population Groups: Density: Urban & Rural
Age: Adult and Seniors (Generally 18+)
Gender: Males & Females
Ethnicity: Multi/No Single Ethnicity Targeted
Other: Uninsured & Underinsured
Program Area: Affordable Care Act
Support Type: PROJECT

Source@: http://maps.foundationcenter.org/rc/grants/html/37601.html

 

Grant Details

Recipient: Lucas Public Affairs
Recipient Location: 1215 K Street,, Suite 1120
  Sacramento, CA  95814
Recipient URL: www.lucaspublicaffairs.com
Recipient EIN: 26-1795985
Recipient Type: For Profit
Grantmaker: The California Endowment
Grant Amount: $360,000
Grant Period: 10/01/11 – 09/30/12
Duration: 12 months
Fiscal Year End: 2012
Description: The New Health Law Education Effort – Phase 2: To support efforts to educate California’s small businesses, policymakers and low-income health care consumers about the new health law in order to help create a favorable environment for its successful implementation.
Geographic Area Served: California
Grant Target Population Groups: Density: Urban & Rural
Age: Adult and Seniors (Generally 18+)
Gender: Males & Females
Ethnicity: Latino, Black/African American, Asian, White/Caucasian, American Indian or Alaska Native
Other: Uninsured & Underinsured, General Public
Program Area: Affordable Care Act
Support Type:

PROJECT

 

Source: http://maps.foundationcenter.org/rc/grants/html/36280.htm

Source@:

 

 

Lucas Public Affairs
  Project Title:   Outreach Campaign (20102559)
  Amount:   $127,000.00
  Award Date:   08/26/10
  Duration:   12 Months
  City:   Sacramento
  State:   CA
  Summary:   Outreach Campaign: To engage business leaders and buy advertisements to educate the small business communities in California about the benefits of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Would you like to search for another grant?

http://grantfinder.calendow.org/grantfinder_inter/index.cfm?fuseaction=getind…

 

 

Lucas Public Affairs
  Project Title:   Strategic Communications Plan (20102560)
  Amount:   $200,000.00
  Award Date:   08/10/10
  Duration:   12 Months
  City:   Sacramento
  State:   CA
  Summary:   Strategic Communications Plan: To create an alliance of business and public health agencies to leverage support, outreach opportunities and better understand health reform implementation efforts in California.

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Source: http://grantfinder.calendow.org/grantfinder_inter/index.cfm?fuseaction=getind…

Lucas Public Affairs Profile of Donna Lucas (TLR Note:Notice Mention of Venoco Inc — Unlike “California Forward” Fraudulent Profile No Mention of Venoco Inc — Answer: Proposition 31, according to YR)

Donna Lucas | Chief Executive Officer and President

Donna Lucas is founder and principal of Lucas Public Affairs, a California-based strategic consulting, public affairs, and communications firm. 

One of the nation’s foremost public affairs strategists and a widely recognized expert in media relations and political affairs, Lucas has provided strategic counsel to large corporate clients, labor unions, non-profits, initiative campaigns, and political candidates. She also has worked on several statewide initiative campaigns on a variety of policy issues including gaming, housing, education, local government, campaign finance, and energy.

Prior to forming Lucas Public Affairs in 2006, Lucas served as a deputy chief of staff for strategic planning and initiatives for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and chief of staff to First Lady Maria Shriver. Previously, Lucas was the global and public affairs practice leader for Porter Novelli, an international PR firm, after Porter Novelli acquired Nelson Communications Group, where she served as president and CEO for several years.

Lucas also served as deputy press secretary for Governor George Deukmejian, deputy treasurer for Tom Hayes, and California press secretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Currently Lucas serves on the Boards of Directors for California Forward, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), the California Chamber of Commerce, Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ), the College Access Foundation, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography; and is a faculty member of the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics 2012 Project.

Previously Lucas was the chairperson of the American Association of Political Consultants, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a board member of the California Musical Theater Company. She also received the 2009 Crystals Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Communications Profession from the Sacramento chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Donna was named one of Sacramento’s 100 most powerful people by Sacramento Magazine and distinguished as one of the most powerful political strategists by Capitol Weekly.

Donna is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism. She and her husband, political satirist and former Bureau Chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, Greg Lucas, live in Sacramento with their teenage daughter, Katie.

Source:  http://www.lucaspublicaffairs.com/lpa/index.cfm/team/donna-lucas/

 

Fraudulent proflie, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/california-forwards-fraudulent-p…

California Forward’s Fraudulent Profile of Donna Lucas of Lucas Public Affairs (TLR Note: Forward, McPeak, Kwoh, Lucas and others conspired to defraud and mislead by withholding Lucas part of Venoco Inc — according to YR)

Donna Lucas

Former Dep. Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning & Initiatives for Gov. Schwarzenegger

Donna Lucas is founder of the Lucas Public Affairs Group, a California-based strategic consulting, public affairs and communications firm.

Previously, Ms. Lucas was deputy chief of staff for strategic planning and initiatives for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and chief of staff to First Lady Maria Shriver. Ms. Lucas also was deputy press secretary for Governor George Deukmejian, deputy treasurer for Tom Hayes, and California press secretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Lucas has provided strategic counsel to large corporate clients, labor unions, non-profits, political candidates, and public officials. She also has worked on several statewide initiative campaigns on a variety of policy issues including gaming, housing, education, local government, campaign finance, energy and business.

Ms. Lucas is an advisor to the Public Policy Institute of California and The Children’s Partnership. She is a member of the board of directors for the Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women and Families and formerly was a member of the board of directors for the California Musical Theater Company. She previously was chairperson of the American Association of Political Consultants and a member of the California Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Ms. Lucas holds a degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism.

Source: http://www.cafwd.org/pages/donna-lucas

 

Meet California Forward

California Forward is a California political organization which, according to its website, wants to “transform our state government through citizen-driven solutions to provide better representation, smarter budgeting and fiscal management, and high quality public services so all Californians have the opportunity to be safe, healthy and prosperous in the global economy.”

California Forward was created by California Common Cause, the Center for Governmental Studies, the New California Network and The Commonwealth Club of California’s Voices of Reform Project at the urging of the California Endowment, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

The organization was created in 2006 “with $16 million from five major foundations.”[1]

For the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in California, the organization is supporting a Government Performance and Accountability Initiative.[2] In 2010, it advocated for a package of propositions.[3]

Source: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Forwardemergi

California Forward‘s mission is to work with Californians to help create a “smart” government – one that’s small enough to listen, big enough to tackle real problems, smart enough to spend our money wisely in good times and bad, and honest enough to be held accountable for results.

We’re different from other efforts to reform our state, because we believe in the importance of working together and understand that only robust public discussion and the creation of broad coalitions can move solutions forward.

California’s state and local governments must work better together for everyone. If Californians can come together to restructure the relationships between state and local governments, the experience of other states indicates that in five to seven years, we will begin to see the benefits of better governance and renewed private investment.

Partial List of Directors:

Thomas McKernan — is chair of the board of the Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest AAA-affiliated motor club in the country. He also is chairman of the Orange County chapter of the New Majority, an organization that promotes fiscally responsible government and supports inclusive, mainstream political approaches.

He is a long-serving member of the California Business Roundtable and was its chairman from 2005 to 2006. The California Business Roundtable is a non-partisan organization composed of chief executive officers of California’s leading corporations. It was created to permit senior business leaders to play an active role in the formulation and evaluation of public policy that fosters vigorous economic growth, a vibrant economy and a well-educated and productive workforce to ensure the state’s future competitiveness.

Cruz Reynoso — was an associate justice for the California Supreme Court and the Third District Court of Appeal. He previously was special counsel for Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, and is currently professor of law and Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality at the UC Davis School of Law.

Stewart Kwoh — is president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, a legal assistance and civil rights organization he founded in 1983. He also is vice-chair of the board of directors of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C.

Sunne Wright McPeak is president and chief executive officer of the California Emerging Technology Fund, a non-profit organization providing statewide leadership to accelerate the development of broadband and other advanced communication services to underserved communities and populations.

Donna Lucas is founder of the Lucas Public Affairs Group, a California-based strategic consulting, public affairs and communications firm.

Previously, Ms. Lucas was deputy chief of staff for strategic planning and initiatives for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and chief of staff to First Lady Maria Shriver. Ms. Lucas also was deputy press secretary for Governor George Deukmejian, deputy treasurer for Tom Hayes, and California press secretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Source: http://www.cafwd.org/pages/our-mission

Sunne McPeak’s CETF Fraudulent Profile of Secretary Barbara O’Connor (TLR Note: CETF, McPeak, English, O’Connor, Lucas, Peevey, Escutia, CPUC Defraud by Withholding O’Connor Part of Lucas Public Affairs ; CETF – Sister of CaliforniaALL, CCPF)

O’Connor is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of political communication and telecommunications policy and applications. She is the author of numerous publications in both of these areas.

Her numerous appointments, boards and chairs, include the: California Educational Technology Committee; Washington, DC based Alliance for Public Technology; Alliance; California Public Broadcasting Commission; Network Reliability and Interoperability Council; Bellcore’s Advisory Board; ATT’s Consumer Advisory Panel; Verizon’s Consumer Collaborative Council; ETS international ICT literacy effort; National ICT Policy Council; and California Educational Technology Industry Task Force. Dr. O’Connor is an expert consultant and has served a wide array of business, media, telecommunications, federal and state clients and task forces.

Awards and honors include: an by 1990 California State University outstanding teaching award; 1994 California State University Alumni Distinguished Professor Award; 1996 Technology Leadership award; 1998 Technology Pioneer Award.

Recent research grants and projects, include: Ten California Public Utilities Commission Telecommunications Graduate Fellowships; and the Sacramento County Communications Audit and Web Portal development project.

Dr. O’Connor received her Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Southern California in 1974. She was featured in Newsweek’s 1995 “50 for the Future” a feature on the fifty people who will set policy and direction for global communications.

Dr. O’Connor has always blended her teaching, research and community service into a consistent commitment to explain the role of media in society and its impact on citizens, institutions and the democratic process and continues to teach a full load.

 

Source: http://www.cetfund.org/aboutus/board/OConnor-Barbara

 

Related story, please see:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/aarp-and-aarp-foundation-fraudul…

AARP and AARP Foundation Fraudulent Profile of Director Barbara O’Connor of California Emerging Technology Fund (TLR Note:AARP, CETF, McPeak, English, O’Connor, Lucas and others mislead by intentionally withholding O’Connor part of Lucas Public Affairs)

Barbara O’Connor

AARP Affiliated Foundation board member

Barbara O’Connor, Ph.D., of Sacramento, Calif., was elected to the AARP Board in 2010. She serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and is on the Insurance Trust.

She is a former professor of communication studies and director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, California State University, Sacramento. Previously, she was assistant director of debate, University of Southern California, a summer debate instructor, Georgetown University, and a design consultant, Cablevision Systems, New Jersey. She has been chairperson and founding board member of the Alliance for Public Technology; a board member and officer, California Emerging Technology Fund; a member of the Bellcore Advisory Board; and a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Network Reliability Council. She chaired the California Educational Technology Commission, the California Public Broadcasting Commission, the CEO Task Force on Digital Literacy and the International Council on Information Communication Technology.

Source: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/about-us/info-06-2012/barbara-oconnor-boa…

 

AARP Leadership Profile:

Life Perspectives

“I grew up in West Texas, raised by a single mother. I was a first-generation college graduate. So I’ve lived through lots of what our members are living through.

“Communications and politics have really been my longstanding interests, including technology access and equity, disabled rights, communication strategies and social movement building. I have a political background, and I started a public radio station in Sacramento and ran it for a while. We now have six radio stations there, the Capital Public Radio Network.

“I have taught mostly technology policy and technology evolution — the hardware stuff. I also teach political communications and the impact of messaging on social movement formation.

“I was fortunate enough to go to the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, which is very geeky, so I was able to keep up with technology as it evolved. I chaired the California Public Broadcasting Commission, and I’m now an officer and director of the California Emerging Technology Fund.

“AARP provides me an opportunity to do tele-health, to deal with issues of getting the 50-plus generation online. I get to help people who are unemployed at 50, using the Web. So being part of the AARP board is really a wonderful synergy of my interests and the organization’s interests….”

“It’s getting more and more difficult to find a center in American politics. Part of it is the media’s fault. The news hole, in both broadcast and in print, has really been reduced. The downsizing and the mergers and acquisitions that have gone on in the media world have really done a disservice to public policy discussion. It’s made the media more event- and scandal-chasing — the lowest common denominator.

“In political campaigns, it’s 30-second spots. So it’s no surprise that the public has fatigue about dealing with politicians. Every poll in America shows that they are held in very low esteem.

“We can’t return to retail politics because we have the technology and everyone is used to using it. But longer formats, discussions, call-ins, coherent talk would be welcome. Certainly, AARP’s members would welcome that to address their concerns about big things such as Social Security.

“AARP is nonpartisan, and ours is a trusted voice. We have to provide the voice of reason in these debates, so that it’s not a partisan political discussion, but really a rational, practical discussion.

“People really do care about the issues that we work on. They’re central to their lives. We have to find a coherent solution to intractable problems.

“We need to be very heavily data-driven. I think we do that, by the way. I think staff and our board are the best. And our volunteers are terrific. So I’m optimistic, actually.

“A big part of our job as board members is to listen. You don’t let your own biases govern what you do. I have to listen to what the data says and to what members are telling me.

“So if you’re data-driven and you really do listen to the members tell you what their issues are — and we have very good organs of information that help us with that, by the way, in the organization — then you can find consensus.”

Expertise

Politics, communications, debate, telecommunications policy, digital divide, senior health, tele-health, digital literacy, education technology.

Education

Ph.D., communications, University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communications; M.A., communications, California State University, Northridge; B.A., communications, California State University, Northridge; A.A., history, Los Angeles Valley College.

Experience

Currently, professor of communication and director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, California State University, Sacramento. Previously, assistant director of debate, University of Southern California; summer debate instructor, Georgetown University; design consultant, Cablevision Systems, New Jersey.

Volunteer experience

Boards: Serves on AARP Board’s Audit and Finance Committee and the AARP Insurance Trust. Formerly, chairperson and founding board member, The Alliance for Public Technology; board member and officer, California Emerging Technology Fund; member, Bellcore Advisory Board.

Other: Formerly, presidential debate judge, Washington Bureau, Associated Press; chair and commission member, California Public Broadcasting Commission (governor’s appointee); commission member, Federal Communication Commission, Network Reliability Council; chair, California Educational technology commission; chair, CEO Task Force on Digital Literacy; chair, International Council on Information Communication Technology; among many others.

Honors

Received a Lifetime Community Service Award, an outstanding teaching award, and the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award from California State University, Sacramento. Received a Technology Pioneer Award from the Alliance for Public Technology; a Technology Leadership Award from Computer Using Educators. Named among 50 for the Future by Newsweek magazine.

Source: http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/leadership/info-2010/barbara_oconnor.html

 

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Lucas Public Affairs is a California-based strategic consulting, public relations, and communications firm.   Located in Sacramento, C.A., Lucas Public Affairs was founded in 2006 by Donna Lucas, who is the firm’s CEO and President. The firm’s clients come from a myriad of industries including energy, sports and entertainment, transportation, natural resources, health care, business and finance, tourism and education.[2] The firm also offers services in the following practice areas: Strategic Communications, Crisis Communications, Issue & Reputation Management, Government Relations, Media, and Social Media

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Public_Affairs

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Barbara O’Connor, a longtime Sacramento college professor and expert in political communications, has joined Lucas Public Affairs, the firm announced today.

O’Connor will provide strategic guidance for the Sacramento-based public relations firm, which serves clients in the fields of energy, sports, entertainment, insurance, local government, education, health care and other fields. Her title will be senior counsel.

“Barbara’s ongoing relationships with the California press corps, academic community, and national and statewide opinion leaders and policymakers make her a major asset to our team,” said Donna Lucas, president and chief executive officer, in a written statement.

O’Connor also released a statement, saying, “I’m excited about partnering with everyone at Lucas Public Affairs. The issues are interesting and challenging. I’m looking forward to adding to the mix. I know I’m going to learn a lot.”

Source:  http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/06/barbara-oconnor-joins-luca…

 

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Lucas Public Affairs, one of California’s top strategic communications firms, today announced the addition of Dr. Barbara O’Connor, Emeritus Professor at Sacramento State University, to its growing team.

“Dr. O’Connor will be serving as senior counsel to the firm, offering her experience and expertise on some of the firm’s top clients.

A nationally recognized expert in the field of political communications, Dr. O’Connor will provide strategic guidance on some of the most complex issues that Lucas Public Affairs’ clients face.

“I am thrilled that Barbara is joining our team. She is results-based and has a respected reputation – qualities that make her a perfect addition to the firm,” said Donna Lucas, CEO and President of Lucas Public Affairs. “Her years of experience and knowledge of California and her continued role in providing strategic counsel to many national organizations and media outlets will be of tremendous value as we help our clients navigate through challenges and achieve their business goals.”

O’Connor — formerly a professor at Sacramento State University and director of the university’s Institute for the Study of Politics and Media — has over 43 years of experience teaching and in research.

Besides Sacramento State, she has taught at Georgetown and USC where she was the assistant director of debate. She currently sits on the National Board of the American Association of Retired Persons. O’Connor has previously served as a consultant to McClatchy Newspapers, the Boston Globe Media Properties, the Tribune Company, the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press, the California Legislature, the United States Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.

“I’m excited about partnering with everyone at Lucas Public Affairs. The issues are interesting and challenging,” O’Connor said. “I’m looking forward to adding to the mix. I know I’m going to learn a lot.”

“Barbara’s ongoing relationships with the California press corps, academic community and national and statewide opinion leaders and policymakers make her a major asset to our team,” said Lucas.

Last year, the firm announced the promotions of Justin Knighten, Rachel Huberman and Annie Han and the addition of seasoned media strategist Beth Willon.

Led by Lucas, founder of the firm and one of the nation’s foremost public affairs strategists, Lucas Public Affairs’ existing team includes: public affairs experts Julie Marengo, Senior Vice President, and Jessica Spitz Biller, Vice President—who together have a combined 30+ years of experience managing complex and multi-faceted communications programs for a host of clients and issues; Beth Willon, Senior Account Supervisor & Media Specialist; Justin Knighten, Account Executive; Emilie Cameron, Account Coordinator; Rachel Huberman, Account Coordinator; and Annie Han, Executive Assistant.

Source: http://www.lucaspublicaffairs.com/lpa/index.cfm/news/dr-barbara-oe28099connor…

 

 

 

 

Mike Knell – California Public Utilities Commission Corruption Buster Extraordinarre — Hereby Asked to Opine on Outrageous Salary of Sunne Wright McPeak — President & CEO of Bizarre Entity California Emerging Technology Fund

California Public Utilities Commission corruption buster extraordinarre Mike Knell is hereby asked to opine on the outrageous salary of Sunne Wright McPeak — President & CEO of questionable and bizarre entity known as California Emerging Technology Fund.

As mentioned recently, excessive compensation paid to executives at the San Francisco-based California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) sparked an outcry as well as accusations of cronyism and mismanagement.

“At a time when folks across California are struggling to make ends meet, I think CEO Sunne Wright McPeak annual salary of $350,000.00 sends a terrible message,” a source seeking anonymity stated.

Sunne Wright McPeak is the Action Fund chairwoman for California Forward. She will speak Tuesday, Jan. 10, in downtown Davis. Courtesy photo
Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO and President of California Emerging Technology Fund (image: courtesy)

 

“There is a certain level of disconnect and attitude of business as usual on the part of CETF directors Michael Peevey, Martha Escutia, Jeff Campbell, and Sam Overton to authorize such salary for the CEO of an entity which, for the most part, absorbs questionable money from utility companies to only forward the money to the same old familiar entities say, for example, the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce and Little Tokyo Service Center,” the source continued.

According to its web site, the California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”) has been established as a non-profit corporation pursuant to orders from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in approving the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI in 2005. As a condition of approval of the mergers, AT&T and Verizon are required to contribute to CETF a total of $60 million over 5 years for the purpose of achieving ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California, particularly in underserved communities, through the use of emerging technologies by 2010. AT&T will contribute $9 million per year and Verizon will contribute $3 million per year. The CPUC also directed that at least $5 million should be used for telemedicine projects.

“With all due respect, as someone who lives in Sacramento region and who is ubiquitously disastisfied with AT&T U-Verse, I wonder how my access to broadband differs from that of Asian-Americans who live in the region to justify the movments of money from CETF to the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce,” the source concluded.

For more about CETF, please visit:

http://www.cetfund.org

Mike Knell – California Public Utilities Commission Corruption Buster Extraordinarre — Hereby Asked to Opine on Outrageous Salary of Sunne Wright McPeak — President & CEO of Bizarre Entity California Emerging Technology Fund

California Public Utilities Commission corruption buster extraordinarre Mike Knell is hereby asked to opine on the outrageous salary of Sunne Wright McPeak — President & CEO of questionable and bizarre entity known as California Emerging Technology Fund.

As mentioned recently, excessive compensation paid to executives at the San Francisco-based California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) sparked an outcry as well as accusations of cronyism and mismanagement.

“At a time when folks across California are struggling to make ends meet, I think CEO Sunne Wright McPeak annual salary of $350,000.00 sends a terrible message,” a source seeking anonymity stated.

Sunne Wright McPeak is the Action Fund chairwoman for California Forward. She will speak Tuesday, Jan. 10, in downtown Davis. Courtesy photo
Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO and President of California Emerging Technology Fund (image: courtesy)

 

“There is a certain level of disconnect and attitude of business as usual on the part of CETF directors Michael Peevey, Martha Escutia, Jeff Campbell, and Sam Overton to authorize such salary for the CEO of an entity which, for the most part, absorbs questionable money from utility companies to only forward the money to the same old familiar entities say, for example, the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce and Little Tokyo Service Center,” the source continued.

According to its web site, the California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”) has been established as a non-profit corporation pursuant to orders from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in approving the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI in 2005. As a condition of approval of the mergers, AT&T and Verizon are required to contribute to CETF a total of $60 million over 5 years for the purpose of achieving ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California, particularly in underserved communities, through the use of emerging technologies by 2010. AT&T will contribute $9 million per year and Verizon will contribute $3 million per year. The CPUC also directed that at least $5 million should be used for telemedicine projects.

“With all due respect, as someone who lives in Sacramento region and who is ubiquitously disastisfied with AT&T U-Verse, I wonder how my access to broadband differs from that of Asian-Americans who live in the region to justify the movments of money from CETF to the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce,” the source concluded.

For more about CETF, please visit:

http://www.cetfund.org

Michael Shames,San Diego Union-Tribune’s Jeff McDonald,San Diego Reader’s Don Bauder,UCAN’s Kim Malcolm Hereby Asked to Opine on “California Emerging Technology Fund’s Sunne McPeak $350,000.00 Salary

Michael Shames,San Diego Union-Tribune’s Jeff McDonald,San Diego Reader’s Don Bauder,UCAN’s Kim Malcolm Hereby Asked to Opine on “California Emerging Technology Fund’s Sunne McPeak $350,000.00 Salary.

As mentioned recently, excessive compensation paid to executives at the San Francisco-based California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) sparked an outcry as well as accusations of cronyism and mismanagement.

“At a time when folks across California are struggling to make ends meet, I think CEO Sunne Wright McPeak annual salary of $350,000.00 sends a terrible message,” a source seeking anonymity stated.

Sunne Wright McPeak is the Action Fund chairwoman for California Forward. She will speak Tuesday, Jan. 10, in downtown Davis. Courtesy photo
Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO and President of California Emerging Technology Fund (image: courtesy)

 

“There is a certain level of disconnect and attitude of business as usual on the part of CETF directors Michael Peevey, Martha Escutia, Jeff Campbell, and Sam Overton to authorize such salary for the CEO of an entity which, for the most part, absorbs questionable money from utility companies to only forward the money to the same old familiar entities say, for example, the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce and Little Tokyo Service Center,” the source continued.

According to its web site, the California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”) has been established as a non-profit corporation pursuant to orders from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in approving the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI in 2005. As a condition of approval of the mergers, AT&T and Verizon are required to contribute to CETF a total of $60 million over 5 years for the purpose of achieving ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California, particularly in underserved communities, through the use of emerging technologies by 2010. AT&T will contribute $9 million per year and Verizon will contribute $3 million per year. The CPUC also directed that at least $5 million should be used for telemedicine projects.

“With all due respect, as someone who lives in Sacramento region and who is ubiquitously disastisfied with AT&T U-Verse, I wonder how my access to broadband differs from that of Asian-Americans who live in the region to justify the movments of money from CETF to the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce,” the source concluded.

For more about CETF, please visit:

http://www.cetfund.org

 

California Emerging Technology Fund Executive Compensation Sparks Outcry as Scrutiny Looms

Excessive compensation paid to executives at the San Francisco-based California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) sparked an outcry as well as accusations of cronyism and mismanagement.

“At a time when folks across California are struggling to make ends meet, I think CEO Sunne Wright McPeak annual salary of $350,000.00 sends a terrible message,” a source seeking anonymity stated.

Sunne Wright McPeak is the Action Fund chairwoman for California Forward. She will speak Tuesday, Jan. 10, in downtown Davis. Courtesy photo
Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO and President of California Emerging Technology Fund (image: courtesy)

 

“There is a certain level of disconnect and attitude of business as usual on the part of CETF directors Michael Peevey, Martha Escutia, Jeff Campbell, and Sam Overton to authorize such salary for the CEO of an entity which, for the most part, absorbs questionable money from utility companies to only forward the money to the same old familiar entities say, for example, the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce and Little Tokyo Service Center,” the source continued.

According to its web site, the California Emerging Technology Fund (“CETF”) has been established as a non-profit corporation pursuant to orders from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in approving the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI in 2005. As a condition of approval of the mergers, AT&T and Verizon are required to contribute to CETF a total of $60 million over 5 years for the purpose of achieving ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California, particularly in underserved communities, through the use of emerging technologies by 2010. AT&T will contribute $9 million per year and Verizon will contribute $3 million per year. The CPUC also directed that at least $5 million should be used for telemedicine projects.

“With all due respect, as someone who lives in Sacramento region and who is ubiquitously disastisfied with AT&T U-Verse, I wonder how my access to broadband differs from that of Asian-Americans who live in the region to justify the movments of money from CETF to the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce,” the source concluded.

For more about CETF, please visit:

http://www.cetfund.org

 

 

 

“Greenlining Agreement — “D0511028 Final Dec Approving SBC/AT&T Application to Transfer Control


O R D E R

IT IS ORDERED that:

1. The joint application of SBC Communications, Inc. (SBC) and AT&T Corp. (AT&T) for authorization to transfer control of AT&T Communications of California, TCG Los Angeles, Inc., TCG San Diego, and TCG San Francisco to SBC, which will occur indirectly as a result of AT&T’s merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBC, is granted subject to four conditions. Any proposed condition not explicitly ordered is denied. The four conditions mandated are:

      a) SBC shall, by June 30, 2006, cease forcing customers to purchase separately traditional local phone service as a condition for obtaining DSL (this condition is commonly known as a requirement to provide “naked DSL.” We further order that no later than June 30, 2006 , SBC shall submit an affidavit evidencing compliance with this condition of the merger.

      b) Applicants shall adopt the agreement that Applicants negotiated with The Greenlining Institute (Greenlining) and Latino Issues Forum (LIF) 214 and as modified in this decision (Greenlining Agreement). Under the key terms of the Greenlining Agreement the Applicants agree to:

        · Participate in a statewide Broadband Task Force

        · Increase corporate philanthropy over the next 5 years. Philanthropy will increase to $15 million for years one and two. Philanthropy will increase yet again to $20 million for years three, four, and five. The total net increase in philanthropy from current levels is $47 million. SBC commits to direct at least 60% of this additional philanthropy to minorities and underserved communities.

        · Make a good faith effort to increase the supplier diversity goal for minority business enterprises from the current 23% to 27% by 2010. To achieve this goal, minority, supplier, diversity spending in California could grow to $40 million in 2006 and to $80 million by 2010.

        c) Applicants shall commit $9 million per year for 5 years in charitable contributions ($45 million total), to a non-profit corporation, the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), to be established by the Commission for the purpose of achieving ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California, particularly in underserved communities, through the use of emerging technologies by 2010. No more than half of Applicant’s total commitment to the CETF may be counted toward satisfaction of the Applicants’ commitment in the Greenlining Agreement to increase charitable contributions by $57 million over 5 years.

        d) Applicants shall freeze for one year rates paid by current AT&T customers receiving DS1 or DS3 private network service. This rate freeze shall begin with the date that control is transferred.

        2. Applicants shall file and serve a written notice in this proceeding of the transfer of control and merger of their companies. The authority to transfer control and merge granted herein shall expire 365 days from the effective date of this order.

        3. Within 30 days of the issuing date of any decision by another jurisdiction which materially changes the terms of the proposed transaction as it affects any of Applicants’ California utility operations, Applicants shall file a copy of that decision with the Commission, with a copy served on the service list in this proceeding and the Director of the Telecommunications Division. The filing shall also include an analysis of the impact of any terms and conditions contained therein as they affect any of Applicants’ California utility operations.

        4. Applicants shall notify the Commission, with a copy served on the service list in this proceeding and the Director of the Telecommunications Division, of the date the merger is consummated. The notice shall be served within 30 days of merger consummation.

        5. In the event that the books and records of Applicants or any affiliates thereof are required for inspection by the Commission or its staff, Applicants shall either produce such records at the Commission’s offices, or reimburse the Commission for the reasonable costs incurred in having Commission staff travel to any of Applicants’ offices.

        6. If Applicants consummate the proposed merger authorized herein, their failure to comply with any element of this order shall constitute a violation of a Commission order, and subject applicants to penalties and sanctions consistent with law.

        7. The Applicants are authorized to comply with the mandates of the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission without having to file a formal application. Applicants are granted this authority per
        § 853 (b) which allows the Commission to exempt this transaction. Applicants shall provide notice of any transfers of public utility property to the Director of the Telecommunications Division.

        8. The Commission shall appoint four members to the CETF, SBC shall appoint three members to the CETF (with no more than one of those appointments being an SBC employee), and Verizon shall appoint one member to the CETF (pending resolution of Verizon/MCI proceeding). The original eight members of the CETF shall be organized as a body no later than 90 days after the effective date of this order. These eight members will select the remaining four members to complete the CETF governing board. The Director of the

          Telecommunications Division will help coordinate with the logistics of organizing this board but will have no responsibilities after the initial meeting occurs.

          This order is effective today.

          Dated November 18, 2005, at San Francisco, California.

                MICHAEL R. PEEVEY

                President

                SUSAN P. KENNEDY

                DIAN M. GRUENEICH

                JOHN A. BOHN

                Commissioners

                I reserve the right to file a dissent.

                    GEOFFREY F. BROWN

                    Commissioner

                    I reserve the right to file a concurrence.

                        SUSAN P. KENNEDY

                        Commissioner

                        I reserve the right to file a concurrence.

                            DIAN M. GRUENEICH

                            Commissioner

                            I reserve the right to file a concurrence.

                                JOHN A. BOHN

                                Commissioner

                                APPENDIX A – LIST OF APPEARANCES

                                David J. Miller
                                Attorney At Law
                                AT&T
                                795 FOLSOM STREET, ROOM 3107
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
                                (415) 442-5509
                                davidjmiller@att.com
                                For: AT&T

                                John Grubb
                                BAY AREA COUNCIL
                                200 PINE STREET, SUITE 300
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
                                (415) 981-6600
                                jgrubb@bayareacouncil.org
                                For: Bay Area Council

                                Stephen P. Bowen
                                Attorney At Law
                                BOWEN LAW GROUP, L.L.P.
                                235 MONTGOMERY STREET, SUITE 920
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
                                (415) 394-7500
                                steve.bowen@bowenlawgroup.com

                                Lindsay Bower
                                CA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                                455 GOLDEN GATE AVE., STE 11000
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102
                                (415) 703-5517
                                lindsay.bower@doj.ca.gov
                                For: Attorney General of California

                                Sarah De Young
                                CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF COMPETITIVE
                                50 CALIFORNIA STREET, SUITE 1500
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (925) 465-4396
                                deyoung@caltel.org
                                For: California Association of Competitive Telephone Companies

                                Laura L. Efurd
                                COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION OF CA
                                101 SPEAR ST., SUITE 218
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
                                (415) 371-8808 X 310
                                laura@zerodivide.org
                                For: Community Technology Foundation of California

                                Esther Northrup
                                COX CALIFORNIA TELCOM
                                5159 FEDERAL BLVD.
                                SAN DIEGO CA 92105
                                (619) 266-5315
                                esther.northrup@cox.com
                                For: COX CALIFORNIA TELCOM

                                Douglas Garrett
                                COX COMMUNICATIONS
                                2200 POWELL STREET, STE. 1035
                                EMERYVILLE CA 94608
                                (510) 923-6222
                                douglas.garrett@cox.com

                                Melissa W. Kasnitz
                                Attorney At Law
                                DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES
                                449 15TH STREET, SUITE 303
                                OAKLAND CA 94612
                                (510) 451-8644
                                pucservice@dralegal.org
                                For: Consumers with disabilities

                                Geoffrey B. Dryvynsyde
                                Legal Division
                                RM. 4107
                                505 VAN NESS AVE
                                San Francisco CA 94102
                                (415) 703-3832
                                gbd@cpuc.ca.gov

                                Hillary A. Thompson
                                ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                                2 CENTER PLAZA, SUITE 400
                                BOSTON MA 02108

                                Lee L. Selwyn
                                ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.
                                2 CENTER PLAZA, SUITE 400
                                BOSTON MA 02108

                                Ginny Zeller
                                ESCHELON TELECOM, INC.
                                730 SECOND AVE. S., SUITE 900
                                MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
                                (612) 436-1888
                                gazeller@eschelon.com
                                For: Eschelon Telecom, Inc/Advanced Telcom,Inc.

                                Janine L. Scancarelli
                                FOLGER LEVIN & KAHN LLP
                                275 BATTERY STREET, 23RD FLOOR
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 986-2800
                                jscancarelli@flk.com
                                For: Community Technology Foundation of California

                                Jiyun Cameron Lee
                                FOLGER LEVIN & KAHN LLP
                                275 BATTERY STREET, 23RD FLOOR
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 986-2800
                                jlee@flk.com
                                For: Community Technology Foundation of California

                                John Clark
                                Attorney At Law
                                GOODIN MACBRIDE SQUERI RITCHIE & DAY LLP
                                505 SANSOME STREET, 9TH FLOOR
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 765-8443
                                jclark@gmssr.com
                                For: Telscape Communications, Inc.

                                Thomas J. Macbride, Jr.
                                Attorney At Law
                                GOODIN MACBRIDE SQUERI RITCHIE & DAY LLP
                                505 SANSOME STREET, SUITE 900
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 765-8444
                                tmacbride@gmssr.com
                                For: Qwest Communications Corporation

                                Joseph F. Wiedman
                                Attorney At Law
                                GOODIN MACBRIDE SQUERI RITCHIE & DAY,LLP
                                505 SANSOME STREET, SUITE 900
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 392-7900
                                jwiedman@gmssr.com
                                For: Qwest Communications Corporation

                                Douglas R. M. Nazarian
                                HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P.
                                555 13TH STREET, N.W.
                                WASHINGTON DC 20004
                                (202) 637-5600
                                drmnazarian@hhlaw.com
                                For: Qwest Communications Corporation

                                Tarah S. Grant
                                HOGAN & HARTSON LLP
                                8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE, STE 1100
                                MCLEAN VA 22102
                                (703) 610-6155
                                tsgrant@hhlaw.com
                                For: Hogan & Hartson LLP

                                Enrique Gallardo
                                SUSAN E. BROWN
                                Attorney At Law
                                LATINO ISSUES FORUM
                                160 PINE STREET, SUITE 700
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 284-7220
                                enriqueg@lif.org
                                For: Latino Issues Forum

                                Susan E. Brown
                                ENRIQUE GALLARDO
                                LATINO ISSUES FORUM
                                160 PINE STREET, SUITE 700
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 284-7220
                                lifcentral@lif.org
                                For: LATINO ISSUES FORUM

                                Joseph S. Faber
                                Attorney At Law
                                LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH S. FABER
                                3527 MT. DIABLO BLVD., SUITE 287
                                LAFAYETTE CA 94549
                                (925) 385-0043
                                jsf@joefaber.com
                                For: Caltel

                                Greg Rogers
                                Director State Regulatory Affairs
                                LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
                                1025 ELDORADO BLVD.
                                BROOMFIELD CO 80021
                                (720) 888-2512
                                greg.rogers@level3.com

                                Richard H. Levin
                                Attorney At Law
                                3554 ROUND BARN BOULEVARD, SUITE 303
                                SANTA ROSA CA 95403
                                (707) 523-4223
                                rl@comrl.com
                                For: Level 3 Communications, LLC; Eschelon Telecom, Inc.; Advanced Telcom, Inc.

                                Nancy D. Sidhu
                                LOS ANGELES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.
                                444 SO. FLOWER STREET, 34TH FLOOR
                                LOS ANGELES CA 90071
                                (213) 622-4300
                                nsidhu@laedc.org
                                For: LAEDC

                                Theodore A. Livingston
                                CHRISTIAN F. BINNING, HANS J. GERMANN
                                Attorney At Law
                                MAYER, BROWN, ROWE & MAW LLP
                                190 S. LASALLE STREET
                                CHICAGO IL 60603
                                (312) 782-0600
                                tlivingston@mayerbrownrowe.com
                                For: SBC Communications

                                William C. Harrelson
                                Attorney At Law
                                MCI, INC.
                                201 SPEAR STREET, 9TH FLOOR
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
                                (415) 228-1090
                                william.harrelson@mci.com
                                For: MCI, INC.

                                James M. Tobin
                                MORRISON AND FOERSTER LLP
                                425 MARKET STREET
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
                                (415) 268-7000
                                jtobin@mofo.com
                                For: Pac-West Telecomm

                                Henry Weissmann
                                Attorney At Law
                                MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON, LLP
                                355 S. GRAND AVENUE, SUITE 3500
                                LOS ANGELES CA 90071-1560
                                (213) 683-9150
                                henry.weissmann@mto.com

                                Olivia B. Wein
                                Attorney At Law
                                NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER
                                1001 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW., STE. 510
                                WASHINGTON DC 20036
                                (202) 452-6252
                                owein@nclcdc.org
                                For: National Consumer Law Center

                                Martin A. Mattes
                                Attorney At Law
                                NOSSAMAN, GUTHNER, KNOX & ELLIOTT, LLP
                                50 CALIFORNIA STREET, 34TH FLOOR
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 398-3600
                                mmattes@nossaman.com
                                For: California Payphone Association

                                Thomas J. Long
                                Attorney At Law
                                OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
                                CITY HALL, ROOM 234
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102
                                (415) 554-6548
                                thomas.long@sfgov.org
                                For: The City and County of San Francisco

                                William J. Dorgan
                                Attorney At Law
                                PILLSBURY WINTHROP LLP
                                50 FREMONT STREET
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
                                (415) 983-1238
                                william.dorgan@pillsburylaw.com
                                For: SBC Communications, Inc.

                                Patrick S. Thompson
                                Attorney At Law
                                PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP
                                50 FREMONT STREET
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
                                (415) 983-1511
                                patrick.thompson@pillsburylaw.com
                                For: SBC Communications, Inc.

                                Lisa Anderl
                                QWEST COMMUNICATIONS
                                1801 CALIFORNIA STREET, 10TH FLOOR
                                DENVER CO 80202
                                (303) 383-6614
                                lisa.anderl@qwest.com
                                For: Qwest Communications Corporation

                                Lynn Stang
                                QWEST COMMUNICATIONS
                                1801 CALIFORNIA STREET, 10TH FLOOR
                                DENVER CO 80202
                                (303) 383-6614
                                lynn.stang@qwest.com
                                For: Qwest Communications Corporation

                                Adam L. Sherr
                                Corporate Counsel
                                QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
                                16007 7TH AVENUE, ROOM 3206
                                SEATTLE WA 98191
                                (206) 398-2507
                                adam.sherr@qwest.com
                                For: Qwest Communications Corporation

                                Kristin L. Smith
                                QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
                                1801 CALIFORNIA STREET, 10TH FLOOR
                                DENVER CO 80202
                                (303) 383-6614
                                Kristin.Smith@qwest.com
                                For: Qwest

                                James B. Young
                                Attorney At Law
                                SBC CALIFORNIA
                                140 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
                                (415) 545-9450
                                jy2378@sbc.com
                                For: SBC Communications, Inc.

                                William R. Drexel
                                JAMES B. YOUNG
                                SBC WEST
                                140 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105-3705
                                (415) 545-9450
                                For: SBC Communications

                                Randolph W. Deutsch
                                Attorney At Law
                                SIDLEY, AUSTIN, BROWN & WOOD, LLP
                                555 CALIFORNIA STREET
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
                                (415) 772-1280
                                rdeutsch@sidley.com
                                For: AT&T

                                Andrew Ulmer
                                Attorney At Law
                                SIMPSON PARTNERS, LLP
                                900 FRONT STREET, SUITE 300
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
                                (415) 773-1790
                                andrew@simpsonpartners.com
                                For: California ISP Association, Inc.

                                Glenn Stover
                                Attorney At Law
                                STOVER LAW
                                301 HOWARD STREET, SUITE 830
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105-6605
                                (415) 495-7000
                                glenn@stoverlaw.net
                                For: Navigator Telecom

                                Anita C. Taff-Rice
                                Attorney At Law
                                1547 PALOS VERDES MALL, SUITE 298
                                WALNUT CREEK CA 94597
                                (415) 394-7500
                                anitataffrice@earthlink.net
                                For: MCI, INC.

                                James Lau
                                THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP
                                1351 THIRD ST. PROMENADE, STE 206
                                SANTA MONICA CA 90401
                                (310) 260-1220
                                jlau@childrenspartnership.org
                                For: California Community Technology Policy Group

                                Chris Vaeth
                                Director, Special Projects
                                THE GREENLINING INSTITUTE
                                1918 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SECOND FLOOR
                                BERKELEY CA 94704
                                (510) 926-4012
                                chrisv@greenlining.org
                                For: Greenlining Institute

                                Chris Vaeth
                                THE GREENLINING INSTITUTE
                                1918 UNIVERSITY AVE, 2/F
                                BERKELEY CA 94704
                                (510) 926-4012
                                chrisv@greenlining.org
                                For: THE GREENLINING INSTITUTE

                                William Nusbaum
                                Attorney At Law
                                THE UTILITY REFORM NETWORK
                                711 VAN NESS AVE., SUITE 350
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102
                                (415) 929-8876 X 309
                                bnusbaum@turn.org
                                For: TURN

                                Margaret L. Tobias
                                Attorney At Law
                                TOBIAS LAW OFFICE
                                460 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
                                (415) 641-7833
                                marg@tobiaslo.com
                                For: Cox Communications

                                Elaine M. Duncan
                                Attorney At Law
                                VERIZON CALIFORNIA INC.
                                711 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 300
                                SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102
                                (415) 474-0468
                                elaine.duncan@verizon.com

                                Chris Witteman
                                Legal Division
                                RM. 5129
                                505 VAN NESS AVE
                                San Francisco CA 94102
                                (415) 355-5524
                                wit@cpuc.ca.gov

                                 

                                (END OF APPENDIX A)

                                214 This agreement between the Applicants, Greenlining and LIF is referred to as the “Greenlining Agreement.”

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Mahoney, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Rachel S. Black, Susman Godfrey LLP, Seattle, WA, Behram V. Parekh, Heather Marie Peterson, Michael L. Kelly, Kirtland and Packard, El Segundo, CA, Ben Barnow, Barnow & Associates PC, Kenneth A. Wexler, Wexler Wallace LLP, Aaron J. Bryant, The Bryant Law Group, Chicago, IL, Gene J. Stonebarger, Stonebarger Law, APC, Folsom, CA, David M. Arbogast, Jeffrey K. Berns, Arbogast & Berns LLP, Woodland Hills, CA, H. Scott Leviant, Ira R. Spiro, Spiro Moss LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Daniel S. Robinson, Karren Schaeffer, Michelle M. West, Scot D. Wilson, Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson, James B. Hardin, Adam T. Hoover, Marc G. Reich, Reich Radcliffe & Kuttler LLP, Newport Beach, CA, Thomas Joseph O’Reardon, II, Timothy G. Blood, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP, Samuel M. Ward, Stephen R. Basser, Barrack Rodos & Bacine, Alan M. Mansfield, The Consumer Law Group, Daniel J. Mulligan, Thomas A. Jenkins, Jenkins Mulligan & Gabriel LLP, Georgiy B. Lyudyno, Ronald A. Marron, Ronald A. Marron Law Offices APLC, James Robert Hail, John A. Lowther, IV, William James Doyle, II, Doyle Lowther, San Diego, CA, Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., Jennifer L. Crose, June Anne Oswald, Darryl James Becnel, Salvadore Christina, Jr., Becnel Law Firm LLC, Reserve, LA, Diane Kay Zink, Attorney at Law, Robert M. Becnel, Law Offices of Robert M. Becnel, Christopher Devon Becnel, Becnel Law Firm, LLC, Laplace, LA, Camilo Kossy Salas, III, Salas LC, Cayce Christian Peterson, Hugh Palmer Lambert, Linda Jane Nelson, Lambert & Nelson, Matthew B Moreland, Matthew B. Moreland, Attorney at Law, Lawrence J. Centola, III, Scott R. Bickford, Martzell & Bickford, Patrick J. O’Cain, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, Stephen J. Herman, Herman Gerel LLP, Dawn M. Barrios, Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteis, New Orleans, LA, John Francis Nevares, John F. Nevares Attorney at Law, Ricardo L. Ortiz-Colon, Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodriguez, San Juan, PR, Lance August Harke, Harke & Clasby, John Hasan Ruiz, Joseph Lawrence McGuinness, Miami, FL, J. Andrew Meyer, Tamra Carsten Givens, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Tampa, FL, Scott W. Weinstein, Morgan & Morgan PA, Ft. Myers, FL, Andres A. Alonso, Jerrold S. Parker, Melanie H. Muhlstock, David Bruce Krangle, Great Neck, NY, Benjamin L. Bailey, Eric B. Snyder, Robert P. Lorea, Rodney Arthur Smith, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Edgar F. Heiskell, III, Edgar F. Heiskell Attorney at Law, Harry F. Bell, Jr., The Bell Law Firm, Charleston, WV, Mark S. Baumkel, Bingham Farms, MI, Gerarld J. Rodos, Jeffrey B. Gittleman, Mark R. Rosen, Leonard Barrack, Lisa M. Lamb, Barrack Rodos and Bacine, Jeffrey L. Osterwise, Jon J. Lambiras, Sherrie R. Savett, Berger & Montague PC, Larry Pitt, Larry Pitt & Associates PC, Brian J. McCormick, Jr., Sheller PC, Leonard V. Fodera, Louis Todd Silverman, Michael Phillip Lalli, Silverman & Fodera PC, Arnold Levin, Daniel C. Levin, Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia, PA, Arthur Camden Lewis, Keith M. Babcock, John S. Simmons, Lewis & Babcock LLP, Columbia, SC, Thomas J. Murray, Thomas J Murray & Associates Inc., James L. Murray, John T. Murray, Dennis E. Murray, Jr., Margaret M. Murray, Murray & Murray, Sandusky, OH, Elizabeth Joan Cabraser, Nimish R. Desai, Robert J. Nelson, Todd A. Walburg, Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein LLP, Rosemary M. Rivas, Tracy Tien, Finkelstein Thompson LLP, Derek G. Howard, Gilmur R. Murray, Brad Yamauchi, Jack W. Lee, Minami Tamaki LLP, Cadio Zirpoli, Guido Saveri, Melissa C. Shapiro, R. Alexander Saveri, Saveri & Saveri Inc., San Francisco, CA, Christopher David Stock, Robert Alan Steinberg, Stanley M. Chesley, Wilbert Benjamin Markovits, Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley, Cincinnati, OH, James E Cecchi, Lindsey H. Taylor, Carella Byrne Bain Gilfillan Cecchi Stewart and Olstein, Roseland, NJ, Charles T. Lester, Jr., Eric C. Deters, Eric C. 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Koch, Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, LA, John R. Climaco, Patrick G. Warner, Climaco Lefkowitz Peca Wilcox and Garofoli, Frank E. Piscitelli, Jr., Frank E. Piscitelli Co. LLPA, D. Scott Kalish, Frank E. Piscitelli Jr., James L. Deese, Cleveland, OH, Brian W. Smith, Smith & Vanture LLP, West Palm Beach, FL, Thomas D. Mauriello, Mauriello Law Firm, San Clemente, CA, W. Daniel Miles, III, Timothy R. Fiedler, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery, AL, Gordon M. Fauth, Jr., Litigation Law Group, Alameda, CA, Amy M. Wilkins, Robert B. Carey, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Phoenix, AZ, Leif Garrison, Carey Law Firm, Colorado Springs, CO, Jerry K. Cimmet, Jerry K. Cimmet Law Offices, San Mateo, CA, John M. Kelson, John M. Kelson Law Office, Oakland, CA, J. Gerard Stranch, IV, Joe P. Leniski, Michael G. Stewart, Steven J. Simerlein, Branstetter Stranch & Jennings PLLC, Jonathan P. Farmer, Jones Hawkins & Farmer PLC, Nashville, TN, Amanda M. Williams, Daniel E. Gustafson, Karla M. Gluek, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, Charles S Zimmerman, Zimmerman Reed PLLP, Robert K. Shelquist, Yvonne M. Flaherty, Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP, Minneapolis, MN, James E. Carter, James E. Carter and Associates, LLC, Savannah, GA, Jon E. Ingram, Jr., Thomas W. Tucker, Tucker Everitt Long Brewton & Lanier PC, Augusta, GA, Doris A. Kim, Mark K. Gray, Matthew L. White, Franklin Gray & White, Gary M. Weiss, Joseph Allan Cobb, Weiss & Cobb Attorneys at Law, Louisville, KY, Frank Piscitelli, Mony Financial Services, Purchase, NY, J. Burton Leblanc, IV, Baron & Budd PC, Baton Rouge, LA, Russell A. Wood, Wood Law Office, P.A., Russellville, AR, Douglas Scott Lyons, Lyons & Farrar PA, Phillip Timothy Howard, Howard & Associates PA, Tallahassee, FL, Norwood Sherman Wilner, Wilner Block PA, Jacksonville, FL, Howard Weil Rubinstein, Law Office of Howard W. Rubinstein, Aspen, CO, Bryan August Pfleeger, Ronald J. Favre, Waldon Michael Hingle, Michael Hingle & Associates, Inc., Slidell, LA, Brian Nolan Mazzola, Law Offices of Brian N. Mazzola PLLC, Beaumont, TX, Dianne M. Nast, Erin C. Burns, Roda & Nast, Lancaster, PA, William A. Riback, William Riback LLC, Haddonfield, NJ, Delana S. Sanders, Justin A. Sanders, The Sanders Law Firm, Covington, KY, Kenneth S. Canfield, Ralph I. Knowles, Robert E. Sanders, Robert E. Shields, W. Matthew Nakajima, Doffermyre, Shields, Canfield & Knowles, LLC, Atlanta, GA, David Pastor, Gilman and Pastor LLP, Patrick T. Jones, Peter J. Schneider, Cooley, Manion, Moore & Jones, PC, Howard Friedman, Law Offices of Howard Friedman, P.C., Boston, MA, Thomas E. Clary, III, Glassman Edwards Wade & Wyatt, P.C., Memphis, TN, Patricia Ann Meester, Franklin D. Azar & Associates PC, Pueblo, CO, Franklin D. Azar, Jason B. Wesoky, Nathan Axvig, Franklin D. Azar & Associates PC, Aurora, CO, Philip Burton Green, Kailua-Kona, HI, William G. Azar, Azar & Schlehofer, P.C., Anchorage, AK, Anthony Martin Urie, Shoreline, WA, Joseph W. Price, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA, Stacey Tjon Bossart, Solberg Stewart Miller and Tjon, Fargo, ND, Martha K. Wivell, Sheller PC, Cook, MN, Sharon L. Van Dyck, Van Dyck Law Firm, PLLC, St. Louis Park, MN, Kevin Bruce Love, Criden & Love PA, South Miami, FL, Jason Saul Remer, Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC, North Miami, FL, Garrett D. Blanchfield Jr., Roberta A. Yard, Reinhardt Wendorf and Blanchfield, Gino F. Battisi, Foley and Mansfield PLLP, Joseph V. Neill, St. Paul, MN, Andrew E. Bederman, Greenberg and Bederman LLP, Silver Spring, MD, Benjamin F. Johns, Joseph G. Sauder, Matthew D. Schelkopf, Chimicles & Tikellis, LLP, Haverford, PA, Charles A. Fiore, Williamstown, NJ, Francis Christopher Porada, Berenbaum Weinshienk PC, Denver, CO, Ann E. Brown-Graff, Brad J. Brady, Larry D. Helvey, Matthew L. Preston, Brady & O’Shea PC, Cedar Rapids, IA, Christopher P. Welsh, Welsh Welsh Law Firm, Omaha, NE, Donald H. Slavik, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Milwaukee, WI, Fred Sehultz, Greene, Schultz Law Firm, Bloomington, IN, William A. Cohan, William A. Cohan Law Offices, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, James C. Shah, Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP, Media, PA, William A. Riback, William Riback LLC, Haddonfield, NJ, B. Keith Williams, James R. Stocks, Lannom & Williams, Lebanon, TN, Jud Patterson, Luxon & Patterson, Richmond, KY, Ronald Lee Burdge, Burdge Law Office, Elizabeth Ahern Wells, Dayton, OH, Lucien C. Gwin, III, Gwin, Lewis & Punches, Natchez, MS, for Plaintiffs.
                                Andrew B. Cooke, Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso, Rebecca A. Betts, David B. Thomas, Nicholas S. Johnson, Allen Guthrie McHugh and Thomas, Elizabeth L. Taylor, Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso, Charleston, WV, Anne O. Hanna, Vincent Galvin, Jr., Bowman and Brooke LLP, San Jose, CA, Craig Carpenito, Judith Anna Amorosa, Karl Geercken, Kristin Ann Meister, Matthew Carl Decker, Alston & Bird, LLP, New York, NY, Cari K. Dawson, Derin B. Dickerson, Kyle G.A. Wallace, Alston & Bird LLP, Andrew T. Bayman, King and Spalding LLP, Kara Kennedy, Scott Austin Elder, Alston & Bird, LLP, Harold E. Franklin, Jr., Atlanta, GA, Clem C. Trischler, James F. Marrion, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Paula J. Allan, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, Pittsburgh, PA, Daniel W. Olivas, J. Randolph Bibb, Jr., Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., Donna L. Roberts, Stephen H. Price, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Nashville, TN, Gregory A. Harrison, Andrew R. Kwiatkowski, Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh, Dinsmore & Shohl, Chad Michael Sizemore, Jason A. Golden, Kelly Maria Carbetta Scandy, Kelly C. Scandy, Kimberly Vanover Riley, Montgomery Rennie & Jonson, Cincinnati, OH, James Karl Viehman, Hartline Dacus et al., Charles Glen Morris, Darren McCarty, Alston & Bird LLP, Dallas, TX, John D. Arya, Lisa Gilford, Rachel Aleeza Rappaport, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Roger A. Cerda, Stephanie Ann Jones, Alston & Bird LLP, James J. Yukevich, Raymond H. Hua, Alexander G. Calfo, Yukevich Calfo and Cavanaugh, Los Angeles, CA, Kathryn Ashley Meyers, Michael Ross Tein, Lewis Tein PL, Coconut Grove, FL, Mary Michelle Kranzow, William Francis Auther Bowman & Brooke LLP, Phoenix, AZ, Patrick Darrow Wilson, Edwin L. Lowther, Jr., Wright Lindsey and Jennings, Little Rock, AR, Paul J. Osowski, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Charlotte, NC, Ross W. Johnson, Faegre & Benson LLP, Des Moines, IA, Steven A. McKelvey, William H. Latham, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Angela Gilbert Strickland, Pamela J. Roberts, Bowman & Brooke LLP, Columbia, SC, Todd E. Kennedy, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Greg W. Marsh, Law Offices of Greg W. Marsh, Todd E. Kennedy, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Las Vegas, NV, C. Brandon Wisoff, Douglas R. Young, Farella Braun and Martel LLP, San Francisco, CA, Bridget M. Ahmann, Demoya R. Gordon, Faegre & Benson LLP, Bard D. Borkon, Douglas L. Pfeifer, Bowman & Brooke LLP, Carrie L. Hund, Bassford Remele, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Charles A. Getto, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A., Holly P. Smith, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, MO, Colvin Gamble Norwood, Jr., Henri Wolbrette, III, Jose L. Barro, III, Mark N. Bodin, Patrick J. O’Cain, Lorraine Perkins Mclnnis, McGlinchey Stafford Lang, PLLC, New Orleans, LA; Dennis P. Ziemba, Edward A. Gray, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Philadelphia, PA, David L. Ayers, Todd Jefferson Hartley, Jennifer Ann Rogers, Watkins & Eager, David Lawrence Ayers, Jackson, MS, David T. Schaefer, Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville, KY, De Martenson, Huie Fernambucq & Stewart LLP, Birmingham, AL, Joel A. Dewey, Kelly M. Marzullo, DLA Piper U.S. LLP, Baltimore, MD, Jonathan Hale Claydon, Jose A. Isasi, Jose Antonio Isasi II, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Charles Scott Ofstein, Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC, Gerald Geary, Pappas Hubbard O’Connor Fildes Secaras, PC, Jose Antonio Isasi, II, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Mark Howard Boyle, Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC, Chicago, IL, Karoline E. Jackson, Michael Rosiello, T. Joseph Wendt, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Nicholas C. Pappas, Richelle M. Harris, Frost Brown Todd LLC, India-napolis IN, Lee A. Rosenthal, Dinsmore & Shohl, Lexington, KY, Ricardo L. Ortiz-Colon, Roberto A. Camara-Fuertes, Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodriguez, San Juan, PR, Sarah C. McBride, Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., Knoxville, TN, David J. Williams, Stoel Rives, Salt Lake City, UT, John A.K. Grunert, James M. Campbell, Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C., Boston, MA, John W. Knottnerus, Philip A. Rush, Martin Bischoff Templeton Langslet & Hoffman, Portland, OR, Regina M. Rodriguez, Faegre & Benson, LLP, Denver, CO, Robert L. Blank, Jared Smith, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, PA, Tampa, FL, Steven Robert Kramer, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott LLC, White Plains, NY, Thomas P. Branigan, Bowman & Brooke, Troy, MI, B. Timothy Durick, Pearce & Duriek, Bismarck, ND, Bruce S. Terlep, David J. Riski, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Lisle, IL, Gene R. Ward, Demars Hornblower Manning & Ward, Corpus Christi, TX, John B. Thorsness, Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness, LLC, Anchorage, AK, Jon Barry Waldorf, Mark W. Skanes, The Rose Law Firm, PLLC, Albany, NY, Julian G. Senior, O’Hagan Spencer, LLP, Manhattan Beach, CA, Nicholas Thomas Moraites, William Dean Ledoux, Jr., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Washington, DC, Sheree A. Kon-Herrera, Fukunaga Matayoshi Hershey Ching & Kop, Honolulu, HI, Tracy M. Jenks, Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, Albuquerque, NM, William E. Schaefer, Law Office of John P. Hendrzak, Center Valley, PA, for Defendants.

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                                • Are the AOC and JC really the same? 2014/07/29
                                    On July 29, the Judicial Council will vote to “retire” the name of the Administrative Office of the Court and henceforth refer to the AOC as “the Judicial Council staff.”  The reasons for the change, and for the haste with which it’s being made, remain muddled.  Our branch leaders claim that the change is […]
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                                • Does the rules committee follow the rules? 2014/07/23
                                    Last Thursday, the Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee (RUPRO) met to take up the issue of the renaming of the Administrative Office of the Courts, as requested by the Chief Justice.  The RUPRO meeting, conducted telephonically, was slated to run an hour.  It lasted only 15 minutes. As expected, the committee voted unanimously […]
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                                • Will the real judicial council board of directors please stand up? 2014/07/16
                                  “This retirement at once changes everything, and changes nothing.” Administrative Director of the AOC Steven Jahr   Doublespeak. We’re accustomed to hearing it from national leadership but from the ostensible leadership of a whole branch of state government, especially the judicial branch is …. uncommon. What bothers us the most about this statement is that […]
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                                • “AOC” Name to be Eliminated; Judicial Council Accepts Direct Responsibility for Audit Outcome 2014/07/01
                                  From the Alliance of California Judges….   In a bizarre move, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye opened Friday’s meeting of the Judicial Council by announcing her intention to “retire, remove, take away, eliminate the name ‘Administrative Office of the Courts.’” Friday’s published meeting agenda contained no reference whatsoever to the planned action. The Chi […]
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                                • The Judicial Council’s Extreme Makeover 2014/06/28
                                  For those of you who work for or have ever worked for the AOC as well as many of you in the courts, a move made this week to change the name of the administrative office of the courts is laughable and serves only to feverishly repaint the titanic just before it dips below the […]
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