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Freada and Mitchell Kapor Hires Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous [ TLR Note: 1. Kapors met Benjamin Jealous during ADL ceremony arranged by Kapors to honor Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest 2. To date, evidence suggest for every dollar Kapors spend on Diversity, they pocket two either directly or through various tax-deductions 3. Predicition — within six months Benjamin Jealous figures out Kapors’ antics and quits )

Just months after stepping down as head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist….

The Northern California native and self-confessed computer geek will be joining entrepreneurs Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein at their venture capital investment firm that backs information technology startups committed to making a positive social impact.

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Text of Lawsuit (“First Amended Complaint”) Yolo County-based Rabbi Filed Against CPUC’s Michael Peevey, Geoffrey Brown, Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Mary Ann Todd , Munger Tolles & Olson, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson, Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison & Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern California Edison , Wilson Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties, Mark Robinson, Arnold Porter, Mark Parnes, CaliforniaALL, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Larissa Parecki, Morrison England, Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield, McGeorge School of Law, Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin Zellerbach, Martin Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner, Accenture, Freada Kapor Klein, Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, James Lewis, Verizon Communications, Darrell Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Steve Poizner, James Hsu, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Davis Odd Fellows, Soroptimist International of Davis, Soroptimist International, Soroptimist International of the Americas, David Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler, Virgil Smith, Robert Bockwinkel, Michael Cabral, Peter Martin, and Does 1-100

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PART 1 — INTRODUCTION
1. Plaintiff – an individual residing in Yolo
County who is an investigative reporter and a Rabbi – has been subject
to a campaign of systematic harassment ever since he uncovered
corruption in various matters dealing with the California Public
Utilities Commission; Democratic Party operatives; and Boyd Gaming
Director, owner of various casinos, and class-action attorney Thomas
Girardi (‘Girardi’) of Girardi & Keese in connection with financial
corruption, obstruction of justice, and related acts of misconduct.

2. For example, Plaintiff unearthed the fact that
subsequent to being disciplined by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
stemming from an attempt to defraud the court by resorting to the ‘use
of known falsehoods’, the State Bar of California appointed as
‘special prosecutor’ Girardi’s own private malpractice lawyer (Jerome
Falk of Howard Rice) to prosecute Girardi on the State Bar’s behalf.
(When later questioned about this matter, Falk asserted that his firm
had represented the law firm of Girardi & Keese, but not Girardi
himself.)
3. Plaintiff also discovered corruption in a
national class-action case (Fogel v. Farmers) in which Girardi – who
represented the class of plaintiffs – never disclosed that the
attorneys who represented defendant Farmers (Skadden Arps, Thomas
Nolan, Raoul Kennedy) were concurrently representing Girardi himself
in a separate legal matter. Very shortly after Plaintiff exposed the
corruption, attorneys for Farmers approached, sought and obtained from
the court a supplemental notice to the class of plaintiffs (consisting
of 14 million Americans) indicating that if they cashed their
settlement checks, they agreed to not sue Farmers or Girardi because
of the undisclosed relationship.
4. Plaintiff also unearthed corruption involving
Girardi (who has a reputation of ‘bankrolling’ the California
Democratic party) and individuals associated with the California
Democratic Party with connections to the California Public Utilities
Commission/Energy Commission (Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Geoffrey
Brown, Peter Arth, Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, Darrell Steinberg) and
utility lawyers involved in the ‘California Energy Crisis’ (Ron Olson
and Jeff Bleich of Munger Tolles; James Brosnahan of Morrison &
Foerster; John Keker of Keker & Van Nest; Jerry Falk and Douglas
Winthrop of Howard Rice; Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese; Joe
Cotchett of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy; Mark Robinson of Robinson
Calcagnie Robinson; and the law offices of DLA Piper) to launder money
from utility companies (SCE, PG&E, Verizon, AT&T) to various members
of California’s Democratic Party (Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, Kamala
Harris, Jerry Brown, Kevin Johnson, Darrell Steinberg) and OBAMA FOR
AMERICA via various non-profits (CaliforniaALL, Level Playing Field
Institute, California Consumer Protection Foundation).
5. Also involved in the various financial schemes were
Cache Creek Casino, Sacramento-based developer Mark Friedman of
Fulcrum Property, his business partner (gambling attorney Howard
Dickstein), and Dickstein’s wife, Jeannine English, who was also
acting on behalf of AARP to position Barack Obama in the White House
and on behalf of Mark Friedman to position Kevin Johnson as the mayor
of Sacramento. Additionally involved were Obama for America tech-guru
Mitch Kapor and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein.
6. In connection with the above discoveries,
Plaintiff informed various law-enforcement agencies of these facts, as
well as filed ethics complaints against some of the above named
attorneys with the State Bar of California.
7. Plaintiff was repeatedly warned that Girardi is
‘well-connected’ and will seek to silence Plaintiff as a result of
Plaintiff’s discoveries and allegations.
8. Indeed, very shortly after Plaintiff unearthed
these events, a posse of eight armed investigators from the Yolo
County District Attorney’s office executed an invalid search warrant
at Plaintiff’s place of residence in Yolo County and confiscated all
documents and computers in his home relating to, inter alia, various
ethics complaints filed by Plaintiff on the ground that the ethics
complaints were baseless.
9. Plaintiff has been informed by credible sources,
and therefore alleges, that David Rosenberg was one of those
responsible for pressing criminal charges against him, that he
‘cleared the way’ for the search warrant, and that he is otherwise
friendly with Howard Dickstein, Mark Friedman, Jerry Brown, Mark
Robinson, and Chief Marshall McKay of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation (all
actors in CaliforniaALL — a sham non-profit launched for the purpose
of laundering funds to finance the campaigns of various politicians,
including President Obama, Kamala Harris, Kevin Johnson of Sacramento,
and Governor Jerry Brown. )
10. Venue in this case is proper in Yolo County because the acts and
omissions of which Plaintiffs complain occurred in Yolo County.
11. Plaintiff is unaware of the true names and capacities of the
Defendants sued as Does 1 through 100, inclusive, and therefore sues
these Defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff is informed and
believes, and therefore alleges, that the Defendants herein designated
as Does are legally responsible in some manner for the events and
happenings referred to which caused the injuries to Plaintiff for
which he now seeks damages. Plaintiff will amend this Complaint to
allege their true names and capacities when ascertained.
12. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and therefore alleges, that
at all times mentioned herein, Defendants were the agents, servants,
employees and/or joint venturers of the other Defendants and were at
all times mentioned herein acting within the scope, course and
authority of this agency, employment and/or joint venture. Plaintiff
is further informed and believes and, therefore alleges, that each of
the Defendants consented to, ratified, participated in, or authorized
the acts of the remaining Defendants.
PART 2: BACKGROUND OF FACTS UNDERLYING CLAIMS AGAINST LEA ROSENBERG
AND RELATED INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA’S
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE § 17200 — PREDICATED ON 26 U.S. C. §
6104(d)

13. Following the execution of the invalid search
warrant on Plaintiff’s home, described above, Plaintiff began
conducting research into David Rosenberg’s background and learned that
he is a judge with the Yolo County Superior Court with a reputation of
being a ‘political animal’.
14. Plaintiff further learned, and thereupon
alleges, that Judge David Rosenberg and his wife (Lea Rosenberg), as
well as Judge David Reed and his wife (Sheryl Cambron), are deeply
involved — as either officers or directors — with a web of
non-profit entities worth millions of dollars known as Saratoga
Retirement Community, Meadows of Napa Valley, Davis Odd Fellows, Odd
Fellows Homes of California, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Soroptimist
International of Davis, David Odd Fellows Hall, and others. Plaintiff
is informed and believes and therefore alleges that Lea and David
Rosenberg are individuals residing in Yolo County.
15. Later on, Plaintiff also discovered a pattern by
which Lea Rosenberg and Sheryl Cambron — as the wives of two judges –
were energetically raising funds from various businesses for an entity
known as Progress Ranch headed by the foreperson of the Yolo County
Grand Jury, Barbara Sommer. (For example, Davis Odd Fellows
repeatedly held events to benefit Progress Ranch known as ‘Breakfast
with Santa’; Soroptimist International of Davis held an event to
benefit Progress Ranch known as ‘Texas Hold ’Em’; Davis Rebekah Lodge
held an event to benefit Progress Ranch known as ‘Crab Feed.’) During
the time period that Barbara Sommer served as foreperson of the Grand
Jury of Yolo County, the grand jury was investigating two prominent
entities — Cache Creek Casino (a casino which is owned and operated
by Yocha Dehe Wintun nation headed by Marshall Mckay) and ‘First 5
Yolo’ (headed by Yolo County Board of Supervisors member Don Saylor).
16. Judge Rosenberg’s judicial campaign treasurer, Victor
Bucher, is a nationally renowned expert in the area of accounting and
tax fraud, and also serves as the ‘treasurer’ of a separate non-profit
entity launched by David Odd Fellows — Davis Odd Fellows Charities,
Inc. — where David Rosenberg serves as president and Victor Bucher as
Treasurer.
17. On April 4, 2013 — consistent with the
statutory framework put into place by 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) — Plaintiff
served a request for Davis Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge (which
Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges are
tax-exempt organizations) to make available for inspection their IRS
990 forms.
18. A tax-exempt organization must make available
for public inspection its application for tax exemption, three most
recent 990 annual information returns, and schedules and attachments
available, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d), which reads, in relevant
part:
‘Public inspection of certain annual returns, reports, applications
for exemption, and notices of status
(1) In general
In the case of an organization described in subsection (c) or (d) of
section 501 and exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) or an
organization exempt from taxation under section 527 (a)—
(A) a copy of—
(i) the annual return filed under section 6033 (relating to returns by
exempt organizations) by such organization,
(ii) any annual return which is filed under section 6011 by an
organization described in section 501 (c)(3) and which relates to any
tax imposed by section 511 (relating to imposition of tax on unrelated
business income of charitable, etc., organizations),
(iii) if the organization filed an application for recognition of
exemption under section 501 or notice of status under section 527 (i),
the exempt status application materials or any notice materials of
such organization, and
(iv) the reports filed under section 527 (j) (relating to required
disclosure of expenditures and contributions) by such organization,
shall be made available by such organization for inspection during
regular business hours by any individual at the principal office of
such organization and, if such organization regularly maintains 1 or
more regional or district offices having 3 or more employees, at each
such regional or district office, and
(B) upon request of an individual made at such principal office or
such a regional or district office, a copy of such annual return,
reports, and exempt status application materials or such notice
materials shall be provided to such individual without charge other
than a reasonable fee for any reproduction and mailing costs.
The request described in subparagraph (B) must be made in person or in
writing. If such request is made in person, such copy shall be
provided immediately and, if made in writing, shall be provided within
30 days.
(2) 3-year limitation on inspection of returns
Paragraph (1) shall apply to an annual return filed under section 6011
or 6033 only during the 3-year period beginning on the last day
prescribed for filing such return (determined with regard to any
extension of time for filing).’
19. Plaintiff delivered the request through Lea
Rosenberg because she was the common denominator between the various
‘Odd Fellows’ entities and Soroptimist, in that she served as an
officer and/or director of the various ‘Odd Fellows’ entities, and as
president of Davis Rebekah Lodge.
20. Specifically, on April 4, 2013 Plaintiff
delivered to Lea Rosenberg at learose@jps.net the following email
request:
‘Re: Request for Production of IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A,
Form 1023 to entities associated with Lea Rosenberg, to wit:
Soroptimist International of Davis, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd
Fellows

Dear Mrs. Rosenberg:

Consistent with U.S. Internal Revenue Service Regulations, please
consider this communication a formal request to produce their IRS Form
990, Form 990 Schedule A, as well Form 1023. This request is for all
documents submitted to the IRS within the past three years, which
generally means the three most recent returns.

Said regulations require that these documents be produced within 30
days. Soroptimist International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis
Odd Fellows are entitled to charge reasonable costs for any copying
and mailing costs incurred in relation to this request. Alternatively,
you can email the documents to me as PDF attachments. I prefer the
latter method. However, if for some reason, you prefer to copy and
mail the documents, please send them to the following address:

[—address intentionally omitted—]

I ask that you draw no conclusion or develop any concern from the mere
fact that this request is being made about you, Soroptimist
International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows or any
other individual or entity.

In addition, I ask that you please produce the following:
1. A detailed and complete list of all other non-profit entities you
were involved beginning in 2008 to the present.
2. A detailed and complete list of all sums which were transferred
amongst any and all organizations you were involved, beginning in 2008
to the present. For example, if in 2009 Soroptimist International of
Davis transferred money to Davis Odd Fellows either as donation or
rent, I ask that such transaction be disclosed.
3. A detailed and complete list of all direct or indirect transfers of
funds from Soroptimist International of Davis, Davis Rebekah Lodge,
Davis Odd Fellows to Progress Ranch and/or any other entity associated
with Barbara Sommer from 2007 to the present.

Thank you for your time and anticipated cooperation. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.’
21. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
that Lea Rosenberg received Plaintiff’s email dated April 3, 2013.
22. On April 24, 2013, Plaintiff delivered to Lea
Rosenberg a notice of change of address.
23. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
that Lea Rosenberg received Plaintiff’s requests for the
organizations’ IRS 990 forms, and while conspiring with other
Defendants, chose to breach the duty to comply with 26 U.S.C. §
6104(d).
24. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and
therefore alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided,
abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged,
promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in,
enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted
in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.
25. Due to this failure to comply with Plaintiff’s
request, Plaintiff spent considerable time and resources trying to
obtain those documents elsewhere, to no avail. Plaintiff asked his
paid research-clerk to conduct further research on the Internet in
hope of locating a complete set of the desired documents, also to no
avail.
26. Still seeking a complete set of the requested
documents, on September 24, 2013 Plaintiff sent Lea Rosenberg the
following email:
“RE: Davis Odd Fellow Hall; Davis Odd Fellow – Second Request for
Production of IRS Documents

Dear Ms. Rosenberg:

The purpose of this communication is to address the following matters:

1. Since you appear to have been involved with Davis Rebekah Lodge,
Davis Odd Fellow, and Sophomoric, I had previously asked you to
produce the IRS tax-returns for those entities.

For reasons which I do not understand, rather than complying with this
simple request (as you are required to do by law given the fact that
those entities are allowed to operate on a ‘tax-exempt’ status), you
have failed to respond. I am therefore reiterating my request that you
comply with the request for these tax returns and produce them to me
within the next 5 days.

As you know, I am troubled by events surrounding the almost exclusive
fundraising to ‘emancipated foster youth’, Barbara Sommer, Davis Odd
Fellow members Jonathan Raven and Michael Cabral, Cache Creek Casino,
Vic Bucher, and Progress Ranch.

I am also troubled by the fact that Judge Rosenberg (and his Judicial
Campaign CPA Vic Bucher) lends money to the judicial campaign of other
judges (i.e. Tim Fall and Dan Maguire). Hence, I would like to get to
the bottom of things, and need the requested tax forms to do so.

2. In the previously submitted request, there was no mention of ‘Davis
Odd Fellow Hall.’ My position and understanding is that Davis Odd
Fellow Hall is part of Davis Odd Fellow.
Nevertheless, please consider this communication a formal request to
also provide copies of the last three tax return forms that ‘Davis Odd
Fellow Hall’ had submitted to the IRS.

3. Given that Davis Odd Fellow, David Odd Fellow Hall, and Davis
Rebekah Lodge are under the exclusive control of you, your husband
David Rosenberg, as well as David Reed and his wife Cheryl Cambron,
and given that both David Rosenberg and David Reed are judges of the
Yolo County Superior Court, I submit that these entities have a duty
to operate at an even higher level of transparency than mandated by
the IRS, and must comply with the common law duty of disclosure.

Thus, in addition to inspecting and copying the documents authorized
by the IRS, I request copies of detailed financial statements (i.e.
income, expenditures, names of donors, names of businesses and amount
of rent Davis Odd Fellow Hall charges its various tenants, identity of
subcontractors, identity of those who have rented the Hall etc.) For
example, my understanding is that David Greenwald (publisher of The
People’s Vanguard of Davis and Vanguard Court Watch) entered into a
contract with Davis Odd Fellow Hall. Given that Mr. Greenwald’s
publications purport to report on misconduct and malfeasance in the
local area, including the courts, it appears to me that there is a
direct conflict between this stated mission and his decision to rent
space from an entity whose Board is comprised of you, and two Yolo
County Superior Court judges.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and receiving the requested documents.”
27. Later that day, Plaintiff received an email
response from Lea Rosenberg stating only the following: ‘so he is at
it again.’
FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200 Predicated on
26 U.S.C. § 6104(d)
(Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of
Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California;
Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist
International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist
International of the Americas; and Does 1 – 100)

28. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
– 27 as though fully set forth herein.
29. Despite Plaintiff’s repeated requests,
Defendants failed to comply with 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d). This failure
constitutes unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business
& Professions Code § 17200.
30. Plaintiff is informed and believes that
Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled,
commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated,
advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to,
facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the
commission of the above-described acts.
31. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful
acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in
fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at
trial.
SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
Negligence Per Se / Torts in Essence
(Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order
of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California;
Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist
International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist
International of the Americas; and Does 1 – 100)

32. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
– 31 as though fully set forth herein.
33. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that Defendants were all aware of Plaintiff’s repeated
requests for the above-described entities’ IRS Form 990 forms, as
described in this Complaint.
34. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and
therefore alleges that Defendants were under a duty to ensure
compliance, yet chose to breach a duty prescribed in 26 U.S.C. §
6104(d). This failure to comply with the statutory requirements
constitutes negligence per se. In the alternative, Plaintiff further
alleges that the failure to comply with the statutory requirements of
26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) constitutes ‘torts in essence’ as a matter of
public policy, because the statute at issue was enacted to benefit
individuals in Plaintiff’s position, and because implied in 26 U.S.C.
§ 6104(d) is a private right of action.
35. As a proximate result of Defendants’ breach of duty,
as alleged above, Plaintiff spent considerable time and resources
trying to obtain those documents elsewhere, to no avail. Plaintiff
asked his paid research-clerk to conduct further research on the
Internet in hope of locating a complete set of the desired documents,
also to no avail. Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and has lost
money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
36. Plaintiff further alleges that Davis Odd Fellows
owns a Hall (‘Davis Lodge Hall’), on a property adjacent to the two
Lodges, and is the owner (and landlord) of rental property currently
occupied by Hunan Chinese Restaurant and Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold
Real Estate.
37. The ‘Hall Board Association’ is a California
corporation, and is the actual owner of the Davis Lodge Hall, the
adjacent property of the two Lodges, and the rental property currently
occupied by Hunan Chinese Restaurant and Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold
Real Estate.
38. The ‘Hall Board Association’ is composed of
President David Rosenberg, Vice President David Reed, Secretary Lea
Rosenberg, Treasurer Sheryl Cambron, and Barbara Geisler.
39. The Davis Lodge Hall is available to rent by the
general public for receptions, fund-raisers, dinners, conferences,
trade shows, meetings, and other events.
40. The Davis Lodge Hall is also used by Davis Odd
Fellows for its own functions, such as Davis Odd Fellows Bingo and
Master Balls.
41. In approximately September 2013, and after the
expenditure of considerable time, resources, and efforts, Plaintiff
managed to ascertain that the actual legal name of Davis Odd Fellows
and David Rebekah Lodge is ‘Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd
Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge.’ Plaintiff then managed to obtain
partial copies of tax returns that ‘Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order
of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge’ had submitted to the IRS.
42. Upon reviewing partial copies of the
above-described IRS 990 forms from 2010 and 2011, Plaintiff noted that
false information had been submitted to the IRS on two occasions that
he was able to identify from the incomplete forms. Specifically,
according to those 990 forms, in 2010 David Reed served as the
president of Yolo Lodge 169; serving as the Treasurer of Yolo Lodge
was Sheryl Cambron. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that Reed and Cambron are married to each other.
43. However, this was not the information provided
to the IRS. The 2010 IRS Form 990 submitted by Yolo Lodge asked, ’Did
any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family
relationship or a business relationship with any other officer,
director, trustee, or key employee?’ The form submitted by Yolo Lodge
states, ‘NO.’ Since two of the officers (Reed and Cambron) were
actually married to each other, this is a misrepresentation.
44. In 2011, Yolo Lodge officers submitted false
information to the IRS again, this time involving a different set of
actors — Lea and David Rosenberg, who are married to each other.
Specifically, in 2011 David Rosenberg served as President of Yolo
Lodge; his wife, Lea Rosenberg, served as ‘Secretary’ of Yolo Lodge,
and David Reed served as a board member.
45. The 2011 IRS Form 990 submitted by Yolo Lodge
asked, ’Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a
family relationship or a business relationship with any other officer,
director, trustee, or key employee?’ The form submitted by Yolo Lodge
states, ‘NO.’ Since two of the officers (David Rosenberg and Lea
Rosenberg) were actually married to each other, this is a
misrepresentation.
46. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that Virgil Smith is a CPA, a member of Davis Odd Fellows, and
a co-conspirator in the submission of these fraudulent tax-returns.
Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore alleges that
also responsible for submitting these fraudulent tax-returns were
Davis Odd Fellows officers and directors David Rosenberg, Lea
Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler, and Robert
Bockwinkel.
47. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that the fraudulent tax-returns were submitted because David
Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler,
Virgil Smith and Robert Bockwinkel did not want the IRS and the public
to become aware that Sheryl Cambron is married to David Reed, and
because they were concerned that if such relationships (i.e. Lea
Rosenberg is married to David Rosenberg) would be disclosed, it may
trigger an IRS audit.
THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
Civil Conspiracy to Violate 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d)
(Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, David Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl
Cambron, Barbara Geisler, Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; and Does 1
– 100)

48. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
– 47 as though fully set forth herein.
49. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that subsequent to Plaintiff’s request to obtain copies of the
relevant IRS forms 990 delivered to Lea Rosenberg as described above,
Defendants Lea Rosenberg, David Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron,
Robert Bockwinkel, Barbara Geisler, and Virgil Smith willfully and
knowingly conspired and agreed among themselves to a scheme by which
they agreed to violate Plaintiff’s legal rights by not complying with
26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) because they were concerned he would discover the
tax-fraud perpetrated on the IRS, as described above; that two Yolo
County judicial officers (Rosenberg and Reed) and an attorney employed
by Yolo County (Cambron) almost exclusively raised funds to support an
entity headed by the Foreperson of the Yolo County Grand Jury; and the
appearance that Davis Odd Fellows has been misused to indirectly curry
favors with the foreperson of Yolo County Grand Jury.
50. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore
alleges that as further overt acts (both lawful and unlawful) by
which to advance the objective of said conspiracy, committed by one or
more of the conspirators pursuant to their common design, were: (a) an
agreement between Defendants to intentionally violate 26 U.S.C. §
6104(d); (b) an agreement to ignore Plaintiff’s repeated requests for
information sought pursuant to this statute; (c) a lawful overt act to
belittle Plaintiff by sending him an email which reads, ‘so he is at
it again’’ and (d) an agreement by Defendants to mislead and defraud
Plaintiff by means of a plan they conceived and executed in which
David Reed falsely stated in writing ‘TO MY KNOWLEDGE DAVIS ODD
FELLOWS HAVE NEVER MADE CONTRIBUTIONS OR PARTICIPATED IN FUND-RAISING
FOR PROGRESS RANCH’. (emphasis added)
51. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore
alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted,
counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted,
instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled,
contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or
conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

PART 3 — Factual Background Dealing with In Re Girardi, Fogel v.
Farmers, CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC
3.1: IN RE GIRARDI
52. In 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
issued its final ruling in the disciplinary matter of In Re Girardi by
imposing close to $500,000 in sanctions on Walter Lack of Engstrom
Lispcomb & Lack and Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese stemming from an
attempt to defraud the court and cause injury to Dole Food Company in
the underlying litigation. Defending Girardi in the matter of In Re
Girardi was Skadden Arps.
53. The court ruled that Walter Lack (who stipulated to Special
Prosecutor Rory Little that his prolonged acts of misconduct were
intentional) and Thomas Girardi intentionally and recklessly resorted
to ‘the persistent use of known falsehoods,’ and that the ‘false
representations’ were made ‘knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly’
during years of litigation.
54. The Ninth Circuit suspended Lack, reprimanded Girardi, and
ordered Girardi and Lack to report their misconduct to the State Bar
of California.
55. The State Bar of California disqualified itself from handling the
matter since Howard Miller (of Girardi & Keese) served at that time as
its president, and had also made the decision to hire then-chief
prosecutor, James Towery.
56. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that both
Joe Dunn (Chief Executive of State Bar of California and a long time
friend and protégé of Girardi) and Chief Justice Ronald George (father
of Eric George — at the time co-counsel with Girardi and Lack in
major class-action cases as part of an ongoing scheme by which Girardi
was bestowing benefits on George) conspired to appoint as ‘Special
Prosecutor’ Jerome Falk of Howard Rice, who they knew would
‘exonerate’ Girardi and Lack.
57. Around the same time, renowned criminal defense attorney Doron
Weinberg opined in the media as follows on the matter of In Re
Girardi: ‘Prosecutors can admit the 9th Circuit’s disciplinary order,
along with the entire record underpinning it’. ‘The State Bar
generally respects the findings and conclusions of other
jurisdictions’.
58. Mr. Falk, in turn, exercised ‘prosecutorial discretion’ and
concluded that he did not believe Lack acted intentionally and that no
charges will be brought against the two attorneys — despite the fact
that Lack had previously stipulated in writing that he acted
‘intentionally.’
59. Within days of Mr. Falk’s decision, Plaintiff filed an ethics
complaint with the State Bar of California against Jerome Falk, James
Towery, Howard Miller, and Douglas Winthrop (managing partner of
Howard Rice and then-elected president of the California Bar
Foundation), alleging that it was improper for Mr. Towery to appoint
Mr. Falk given the close personal relationship between Howard Miller
and Douglas Winthrop. Specifically, Howard Miller — in his capacity
as president of the State Bar — had appointed Douglas Winthrop as
president of the California Bar Foundation.
60. State Bar of California Deputy Executive director Robert Hawley
contacted Plaintiff and informed him that he (Hawley) has been
appointed as ‘contact person,’ and that the matter will be handled by
the entire State Bar of California Board of Governors because one of
the named actors was chief prosecutor James Towery.
61. Specifically, on 12/27/2010 Robert Hawley wrote to Plaintiff in part:
‘On behalf of the State Bar of California its staff and its Board, I
acknowledge receipt of your email message below and the one separately
sent to James Towery, both on December 23, 2010.
In your email message to Mr. Towery you state that you have sent a
written letter of complaint to the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel
(OCTC) Intake Unit. As we have previously advised your colleague
Leslie Brodie, we provide status reports on pending matters involving
OCTC only to individuals who provide verifiable identification
information, including an address. I assume that your written
complaint provides this information. If not, we will not be able to
provide you with further status information on the subject of your
email messages.’
62. At or about that time, Plaintiff was unaware of the fact that
several other Board members had business relationships with Girardi or
other conflicts of interest which they were required to disclose
pursuant to a statute.
63. After several months, Mr. Hawley wrote Plaintiff, informing him
the investigation was closed.
64. A few weeks later, Plaintiff, while researching a separate topic,
discovered that Howard Rice (the firm of Jerome Falk) actually
represented Girardi & Keese and Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack in a
malpractice action only two years prior (Copple v. Astrella & Rice).
65. On August 29, 2011 Plaintiff informed Robert Hawley and the
entire Board of Governors (consisting of, among others, Laura Chick,
Gwen Moore, Dennis Mangers, Jeannine English, George Davis, Alec Chang
of Skadden Arps, Gretchen Nelson of Kreindler & Kreindler, Jon
Streeter of Keker & Van Nest, and Joe Dunn of Voice of OC about the
recent discovery in order to re-open the investigation. Plaintiff is
informed and believes and therefore alleges that, pursuant to an
ongoing conspiracy to obstruct justice in the matter of In Re Girardi
and an ongoing conspiracy to violate Plaintiff’s due process and equal
protection rights, Hawley never replied to Plaintiff’s inquiries, nor
did any member of the Board of Governors.
66. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
said conspiracy was motivated in part by Democratic Party operatives
such as Joe Dunn and Jeannine English to protect Thomas Girardi
because of financial contributions to the Democratic Party, because
Girardi arranged close to one million in cy pres awards to California
AARP (where Jeannine English served as president), and because several
BOG member had similar conflicts of interest, such as Alec Chang of
Skadden Arps.
67. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that the
various wrong-doers became extremely concerned of the fact that
Plaintiff discovered that Falk represented Girardi & Keese and Walter
Lack, and because of Plaintiff’s whistle-blowing activities and robust
use of his free-speech rights. As such, on December 7, 2011, out of
the blue, Falk – Plaintiff alleges in an attempt to mislead Plaintiff
–- wrote to Plaintiff:
‘I received your November 13 email, sent to me and many others,
concerning my participation in the State Bar’s investigation of Walter
J. Lack, Thomas V. Girardi and other attorneys. It is filled with
disparaging characterizations, all of which seem to stem from your
allegations that I or my firm have represented Mr. Lack and Mr.
Girardi.
Your allegations are false.
I have never represented either person, or their firms. Neither has
Douglas Winthrop. Nor has my firm ever represented Mr. Lack or Mr.
Girardi. From 2006-2008, my firm represented several law firms,
including Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack and Girardi & Keese, in a
litigation matter. The public records of that litigation show that
neither Mr. Winthrop nor I had nothing to do with that representation;
in fact, I was unaware of it. The public records also show that my
firm represented the law firms, but did not represent Mr. Girardi or
Mr. Lack. The attorney responsible for that representation had left
Howard Rice and taken the files with him before I was asked to serve
as Special Deputy Trial Counsel in the State Bar matter.
You are on notice that your allegations are false. The falsity of
those allegations can be determined from the public records of the
litigation in question. Do not make them again.’
4.2: FOGEL VS. FARMERS:
68. The day after the Ninth Circuit issued the published decision in
the matter of In Re Girardi, respondents’ counsel (Skadden Arps and
Thomas Nolan) moved to redact their names from the decision. The
court rejected the request, noting that redaction was not merited.
69. The peculiar nature of the motion to redact the names of
respondents’ counsel from the published decision of this court
prompted Plaintiff to look into the matter further. Plaintiff then
discovered that, beginning in 2003, Girardi & Keese and Engstrom
Lipscomb & Lack were prosecuting a class action case against Farmers
Insurance Company, which was represented by Skadden Arps. This was a
nationwide class action with estimated damages of close to $15 billion
that had originally been filed by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
70. In March, 2011 Plaintiff submitted an ethics complaint to the
State Bar of California against Skadden Arps and Girardi & Keese for
various acts of misconduct in connection with Fogel v. Farmers Group,
Inc. and the matter of In Re Girardi.
71. The complaint alleged ethical violations stemming from collusion
between the law offices of Girardi & Keese and Skadden Arps based on
the fact that while the matter of Fogel vs. Farmers Group was pending,
the law offices of Skadden Arps and Girardi & Keese entered into a
wholly separate agreement by which Skadden Arps agreed to represent
Girardi & Keese in the matter of In Re Girardi without informing the
class of plaintiffs (consisting of 14 million Americans), nor the
courts (the Ninth Circuit in the matter of In Re Girardi and the Los
Angeles County Superior Court in the matter of Fogel vs. Farmers) of
the concurrent representation by which Skadden Arps represented
Girardi & Keese (in the Ninth Circuit matter), while at the same time
defending Farmers against Girardi and Keese’s clients (in the Fogel
vs. Farmers matter).
72. Shortly after Plaintiff filed this ethics complaint, Skadden Arps
moved ex parte (which, not surprisingly, was unopposed) to amend the
settlement agreement in the Fogel matter and the notice to the class
of 14 million Americans throughout the country to include a proviso by
which members of the class would be prohibited from suing anyone due
to the concurrent representation described above. Nevertheless, the
State Bar of California decided not to take any action on this ethics
complaint.
73. In or around August of 2011, Plaintiff submitted an informal
objection to the proposed Fogel v. Farmers settlement based on the
reasoning described above and contemplated filing an appeal (if
possible) or informally alerting the Court of Appeal of the collusive
arrangement.
4.3: CALIFORNIAALL / VOICE OF OC / OBAMA FOR AMERICA / QUADRIPLEGIC
UC DAVIS LAW STUDENT SARA GRANDA / SEARCH- SEIZURE BY YOLO COUNTY
DISTRCIT ATTORNEY
CaliforniaALL — Voice of OC:
74. While researching the relationship of Girardi & Keese and Howard
Rice and the appointment of Douglas Winthrop as president of the
California Bar Foundation by Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese,
Plaintiff reviewed the California Bar Foundation’s annual reports to
familiarize himself with the names of the Foundation’s board of
directors. Plaintiff stumbled upon the fact that the Foundation ended
2008 close to $500,000 in the negative. Specifically, the Foundation
reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES in 2007 equaled plus
+$373.842.00. However, in 2008, the Foundation reported to the IRS
that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES equaled minus -$537,712.
75. Plaintiff discovered that the money had been transferred to a
newly-created Section 501(c)(3) non-profit entity (headed by Ruthe
Catolico Ashley — close friend and confidant of Chief Justice Tani
Cantil-Sakayue) known as CaliforniaALL, which obtained hundreds of
thousands of dollars from utility companies PG&E, SCE, AT&T, and
Verizon.
76. In addition to Ruthe Catolico Ashley, CaliforniaALL was
compromised of the following: Larissa Parecki, Morrison England,
Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield of McGeorge School of Law,
Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin Zellerbach of Martin
Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture, Freada Kapor
Klein of Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal of Pacific Gas
& Electric Company, James Lewis of Verizon Communications, Darrell
Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Michael Peevey, Steve Poizner, an James Hsu
of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal-Dentons.
77. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
CaliforniaALL funneled some portion of the money to the UCI Foundation
–- where State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn, Judicial
Council member Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky served as trustees
for the purpose of launching a new entity known as Saturday Law
Academy at UCI. (‘SALUCI’)
78. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational
before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene.
Plaintiff further alleges that repeated claims by CaliforniaALL,
including the following, were knowingly false, misleading, and
fraudulent: ‘Our first funded pipeline, the Saturday Academy of Law,
graduated its first class on March 7’; ‘An inspirational welcome
given by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as 200 guests gathered at the Delhi
Community Center to recognize the first graduating class of the UC
Irvine Saturday Academy of Law. The six-week program, created by UCI’s
Center for Educational Partnerships was made possible by a grant from
CaliforniaALL.’
FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200
(Against defendants CaliforniaALL, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Larissa
Parecki, Morrison England, Torie Flournoy-England, Sarah Redfield,
McGeorge School of Law, Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Mary Ellen Martin
Zellerbach, Martin Investment Management, Douglas Scrivner, Accenture,
Freada Kapor Klein, Level Playing Field Institute, Ophelia Basgal,
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, James Lewis, Verizon Communications,
Darrell Steinberg, Kamala Harris, Michael Peevey, Steve Poizner, James
Hsu, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal-Dentons and Does 1-100)

79. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
– 78 as though fully set forth herein.
80. The knowingly false, misleading and fraudulent
claims by which executives and directors of CaliforniaALL took credit
and falsely advertised that CaliforniaALL was instrumental in
launching SALUCI which ‘graduated its first class’ constitutes
unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business &
Professions Code § 17200 since SALUCI already came into existence in
2005.
81. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted,
counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted,
instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled,
contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or
conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.
82. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful
acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in
fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at
trial.
83. On February 28, 2011, Plaintiff informed the State Bar Board of
Governors and officially requested an investigation into alleged
fraudulent transactions, financial irregularities, and unlawful
conduct in connection with circumstances surrounding CaliforniaALL.
Later that day, State Bar of California Foundation Director and CPUC
Commissioner Geoffrey Brown sent Plaintiff the following:
‘I am named in the email with the purpose of tying my tenure at the
CPUC and the Foundation to some alleged nefarious activity. The author
of the email is herewith put on notice that I will pursue legal action
if he persists in a claim that I have anything to do with illegal
activity. He is further on notice that I am in no way connected with
the recipient named in the article.’
84. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore alleges
that during his tenure as California Bar Foundation Director, Geoffrey
Brown, as well as Jeff Bleich and Bradley Phillips of Munger Tolles &
Olson, Douglas Winthrop of Howard Rice-Arnold Porter, Holly Fujie of
Buchalter Nemer, and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini caused the
following false and misleading advertisement to appear in the annual
report: California Bar Foundation supported the launching of
CaliforniaALL and, as the project filed for incorporation and
501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, served as CaliforniaALL’s fiscal
sponsor. A collaboration between the California Public Employment
Retirement System, the California Public Utilities Commission, the
California Department of Insurance, and the State Bar of California,
CaliforniaALL was created in an effort to close the achievement gap
among California students from preschool to the profession and,
specifically, to bolster the pipeline of young people of diverse
backgrounds headed for careers in law, financial services, and
technology. Once CaliforniaALL obtained its tax-exempt status and was
able to function as a fully independent nonprofit organization, the
Foundation granted the balance of funds raised for the project –
totaling $769,247 – to the new entity. We thank the following
corporations for their gifts in support of CaliforniaALL: AT & T
,Edison International ,PG & E Corporation Foundation , and Verizon.
85. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and therefore alleges
that the California Bar Foundation never served as the ‘fiscal
sponsor’ of CaliforniaALL. Plaintiff is further informed and believes
and therefore alleges that that AT&T, Edison International, PG & E
Corporation Foundation, and Verizon never used the California Bar
Foundation as a ‘fiscal sponsor’, and any and all funds from AT & T,
Edison International, PG & E Corporation Foundation, and Verizon went
directly to CaliforniaALL.
FIFTH CAUSE OF ACTION
Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200
(Against Defendants Geoffrey Brown, Jeff Bleich , Bradley Phillips,
Munger Tolles & Olson, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice, Arnold Porter,
Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Mark Parnes, Wilson Sonsini and Does
1-100)

86. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1
– 85 as though fully set forth herein.
87. The knowingly false, misleading and fraudulent
claims by which executives and directors of the California Bar
Foundation falsely asserted that $769,247 originated from AT&T, Edison
International, PG & E Corporation Foundation, and Verizon constitute
unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business &
Professions Code § 17200.
88. Plaintiff is informed and believes that
Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled,
commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated,
advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to,
facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the
commission of the above-described acts.
89. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful
acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in
fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at
trial.

90. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that a
significant portion of the $769,247 from the California Bar Foundation
to CaliforniaALL ended up financing a newly-created online publication
which Joe Dunn had launched with the help of Thomas Girardi, James
Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster (attorney for CaliforniaALL) and
Erwin Chemerinsky — this online publication is known as “Voice of OC.
91. Plaintiff requested that Voice of OC provide him with copies of
its IRS 990 forms. Voice of OC did not comply with applicable IRS
regulations in that it failed to reply to Plaintiff’s request for
copies, whereupon Plaintiff filed a complaint against Voice of OC and
Joe Dunn with the IRS.
92. The IRS promptly sent Plaintiff notice acknowledging the
complaint against Voice of OC.
93. Very shortly after Plaintiff had complained to the IRS, the FBI
arrested Kinde Durkee — CPA for Voice of OC — on unrelated charges.
94. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
CaliforniaALL was also misused to finance the election campaigns of
Kevin Johnson, Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, and Barack Obama,
specifically by the following actors:
Morrison & Foerster: James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed ‘mastermind’
behind the Democratic Party; member of OBAMA FOR America’s California
Finance Committee; Legal Counsel for CaliforniaALL ); Tony West (OBAMA
FOR America’s Chair of California’s Finance Committee); Chris Young —
later of Keker & Van Nest (OBAMA FOR America’s Northern California
Deputy Finance Director); Annette Carnegie (former director of the
California Bar Foundation during the transfer of the approximately
$780,000 to CaliforniaALL).
Munger Tolles & Olson: Jeffrey Bleich (president of the State Bar of
California, director of the California Bar Foundation, and founding
member and Chair of OBAMA FOR America’s National Finance Committee);
Brad Phillips (2007- 2008 Director of the California Bar Foundation
which served as a ‘financial sponsor’ to CaliforniaALL on behalf of
Verizon Wireless and Southern California Edison, both clients of
Munger Tolles & Olson); Ron Olson (member of OBAMA FOR AMERICA;
Berkshire Hathaway and Edison Director).
Wilson Sonsini: Mark Parnes (2007-2008 director and Secretary of the
California Bar Foundation); John Roos (former CEO of Wilson Sonsini
and member of OBAMA FOR America’s National Finance Committee).
DLA Piper: Steven Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento (Treasurer,
draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA; firm where CaliforniaALL
resided free of charge); Gilles Attia.
Laura Chick (member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors
and OBAMA FOR AMERICA).
Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, OBAMA FOR AMERICA and member of
CaliforniaALL Advisory Council).
Freada Klein Kapor (member of CaliforniaALL board of directors; OBAMA
FOR America’s phone bank located at The Kapor Center).
Chris Young, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Properties, and business
partner Marshall McKay of Cache Creek Casino on behalf of Barack
Obama.
Chris Young, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Properties on behalf of Kevin Johnson.
ETHICS COMPLAINT IN RE UC DAVIS LAW STUDENT SARA GRANDA:
95. In May 2009, U.C. Davis School of Law quadriplegic law student
Sara Granda graduated from and hoped to sit for the July 2009 bar
exam.
96. The California’s Department of Rehabilitation paid the exam fee
for Granda with a check, and Granda was assured that she was properly
registered. However, the State Bar of California never processed
Granda’s application because the Department of Rehabilitation paid the
fee with a check, rather than a credit card.
97. Granda filed a suit in federal court seeking an injunction
directing the State Bar of California to allow her to sit for the bar
exam. The action was titled Sara Granda v. the State Bar of
California (Case Number 2:09-cv-02015-MCE). The State Bar of
California was represented by Mark Torres Gil, Rachel Grunberg, and
Lawrence Yee. The matter was adjudicated by Judge England of the
Eastern District of California, who promptly dismissed it.
98. During the course of presiding over the Granda case, Judge
England never disclosed to Granda that he and his wife (Torie
Flournoy-England) are part and parcel of an entity known as
CaliforniaALL — which had just obtained close to $800,000 from the
State Bar of California — headed by executive-director Judy Johnson,
who is also part of CaliforniaALL. Similarly neither did the State
Bar of California, Judy Johnson, Mark Torres Gil, Rachel Grunberg, or
Lawrence Yee provide this information to Granda.
99. On May 31, 2011, Plaintiff advanced an ethics complaint against
State Bar of California attorneys Lawrence Yee, Mark Torres-Gil,
Rachel Grunberg, Judy Johnson, and Holly Fujie.
100. The complaint alleged misconduct due to the failure of the
above-named attorneys to disclose to Plaintiff Granda the nature of
the close personal relationship between the State Bar of California,
CaliforniaALL, Judy Johnson, Judge England and his spouse — Terrie
Flournoy-England.
101. Plaintiff alleges the entire complaint filed by him was
factually accurate, truthful, and was brought in good faith.
Accompanying the complaint dated May 31 2011 were 11 exhibits in
support.
102. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
the State Bar of California received said complaint and rather than
assign an outside investigator due to the fact it was against their
own attorneys, summarily dismissed it.
103. On July 28, 2011, State Bar employee Jill Sperber wrote to
Plaintiff informing him that:
‘I have determined that your complaint fails to present stuffiest
facts to substantiate an investigation.’
“The State Bar had no involvement with CaliforniaALL once it was
incorporated and operating.”
‘Several of the informational items that you list are not factually
accurate a) CaliforniaALL and State Bar are partners and B) a sub-rosa
transfer of funds from State Bar to CaliforniaALL took place.’
104. Sperber never alleged that the complaint filed by Plaintiff was
frivolous or ‘without merit.’
105. Plaintiff submits that the 11 exhibits accompanying his
complaint showed beyond any doubts that the California Bar and
CaliforniaALL were partners, and that State Bar executive directors
(Judy Johnson) and employee Patricia Lee were part of CaliforniaALL.
As such, Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that
the claim by Ms. Sperber that ‘The State Bar had no involvement with
CaliforniaALL once it was incorporated and operating’ is false, that
the State Bar Board of Governors continued to appoint directors to
CaliforniaALL, and that CaliforniaALL never acknowledged the
approximate $780,000 it obtained from the California Bar Foundation,
demonstrating that the transfer was sub-rosa.
Search-Seizure of CaliforniaALL Evidence By Investigators From Yolo
County District Attorney
106. On February 23, 2012, eight armed investigators from the Yolo
County District Attorney’s office arrived at Plaintiff’s place of
residence, searched the premises, and confiscated two computers, flash
drives, and documents pursuant to an invalid search warrant issued by
Yolo County Superior Court Judge Timothy Fall.
107. The invalid search warrant listed the names of Joe Dunn (of
Voice of OC) ,Thomas Girardi (of Voice of OC, In Re Girardi) , Judy
Johnson, Holly Fujie, Alec Chang of Skadden Arps, James Towery,
Howard Dickstein, Jeannine English, and State Bar attorneys Mark
Torres Gil, Lawrence Yee, and Rachel Grunberg.
108. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and therefore alleges that
accompanying the DA officers was a private citizen named Tom Layton.
109. Plaintiff was told that by the investigators and Michael Cabral
that the State Bar Board of Governors was pressing criminal charges
against Plaintiff for, among other things, violations of B & P
Section 6043.5 (filing false and malicious ethics complaints) because
of the ethics complaint Plaintiff submitted in connection with U.C.
Davis School of Law quadriplegic law student Sara Granda.
110. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and therefore alleges that,
in approximately early 2011, once Plaintiff unearthed the various acts
of misconduct described above — such as In Re Girardi, Fogel v.
Farmers, Voice of OC, and especially fraud dealing with CaliforniaALL
(an entity Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
was launched, represented, directed, or benefited by extremely
powerful politicians such as California Attorney General Kamala
Harris, Jerry Brown, Darrel Steinberg, Kevin Johnson, Joe Dunn, and
Obama for America; governmental officials such as CPUC’s Michael
Peevey, Geoffrey Brown; powerful law firms such as DLA Piper, Morrison
& Foerster, Munger Tolles, Dentons, and Girardi & Keese; major utility
companies such as PG&E, Verizon, and Southern California Edison; major
corporations such as Accenture, Fulcrum Property/Mark Friedman, Cache
Creek Casino/Marshall McKay, LPFI/ Freada Kapor; and members of the
California Judicial Council (such as Mark Robinson, Tani Cantil), an
understanding was reached to silence Plaintiff at any cost, to
retaliate against him because of his speech-related activates, to try
to intimidate him, and to confiscate all the incriminating evidence he
had gathered.
111. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore alleges
that Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest — a ‘bundler’ for Barack Obama
who served as president of the State Bar of California and was aware
of Plaintiff’s discovery of CaliforniaALL due to the fact that
Plaintiff requested documents and sought an investigation —
immediately informed Keker & Van Nest, John Keker and associate Chris
Young of Plaintiff’s discoveries.
112. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
Keker & Van Nest associate Chris Young — who caused the launching of
CaliforniaALL two years prior while serving as Obama for America
California Deputy Finance Director, and who later worked with Jeffrey
Bleich as White House Adviser, and who later worked with Mark
Friedman on the election campaign of Kevin Johnson — panicked. As
such, Chris Young’s attorney profile was quickly removed from the
KVN.COM web-site. This fraud was only discovered by Plaintiff months
later.
Specifically, Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges
that State Actor Streeter, who also served as a Director of the
California Bar Foundation, conspired with nongovernmental agents of
CaliforniaALL, original actors Freada Kapor and Mary Ann Todd of
Munger Tolles (on behalf of Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson,
Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway), Douglas Winthrop of Howard
Rice, Holly Fujie of Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee of Morrison &
Foerster, and Richard Tom of Southern California Edison to injure
Plaintiff, to retaliate against him because of his speech-related
activates, and to confiscate all the incriminating evidence he had
gathered.
113. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
Streeter — who served as a ‘bundler’ for Barack Obama’s campaign —
was also motivated to silence Plaintiff lest information he possessed
would cause President Obama to lose his re-election bid.
114. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore alleges
that Joe Dunn reached an understanding with Erwin Chemerinsky of
Voice of OC, as well as original Voice of OC directors Thomas Girardi
and James Brosnahan of Morrison & Forester, to misuse his authority as
a state actor to silence and retaliate against Plaintiff.
115. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore alleges
that James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster and Jon Streeter of Keker
& Van Nest met with Judicial Council members Tani Cantil, David
Rosenberg, Angela Davis, and Mark Robinson to discuss potential
courses of action. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and
therefore alleges that, during said meeting, an agreement was reached
by which David Rosenberg — who also serves as a judge with the Yolo
County Superior Court — would ‘clear the way’ for the issuance of a
search warrant of Plaintiff’s home lacking in probable cause.
Moreover, Plaintiff is also informed and believes and therefore
alleges that due to concerns of leaks by disc rental Judicial Council
employees expressed by Tani Cantil, Rosenberg agreed to unlawfully
arrange for the search warrant to also include the names of Joseph
Dunn and Starr Babcock in order to ascertain Plaintiff’s sources of
information, if any.
116. As such, Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that, acting to serve their own financial interest and on
behalf of CaliforniaALL actors named above and pursuant to a
widespread conspiracy between private citizens and state actors, and
while acting under color of state law, the entire State Bar of
California Board of Governors (including Jon Streeter of Keker & Van
Nest — acting also pursuant to a separate conspiracy with KVN, John
Keker, Chris Young, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property), and California
Bar Foundation directors Mary Ann Todd , Holly Fujie, Douglas
Winthrop; Joe Dunn of Voice of OC, Jeannine English and George Davis
of AARP, Laura Chick of Obama for America, Alec Chang of Skadden Arps
–- acting on behalf client Tom Girardi, Gretchen Nelson of Kreindler &
Kreindler) chose to adopt a plan by which they would unlawfully use
the fact that they are also clothed with the authority of state law to
knowingly and maliciously press false criminal charges against
Plaintiff for the alleged violation of California Business &
Professions 6043.5 which reads:
(a)Every person who reports to the State Bar or causes a complaint to
be filed with the State Bar that an attorney has engaged in
professional misconduct, knowing the report or complaint to be false
and malicious, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b)The State Bar may, in its discretion, notify the appropriate
district attorney or city attorney that a person has filed what the
State Bar believes to be a false and malicious report or complaint
against an attorney and recommend prosecution of the person under
subdivision (a).
117. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
the objective of the conspiracy was to knowingly and maliciously
submit a false criminal complaint to the Yolo County District Attorney
against Plaintiff, and for a search/seizure to be executed on
Plaintiff’s home to confiscate all evidence he had gathered in regard
to the above-described matters, and in order to retaliate and
intimidate him into silence, especially in matters dealing with In Re
Girardi, Fogel v. Farmers, Voice of OC, and CaliforniaALL.
118. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
around February of 2012, as an overt act in furtherance of said
conspiracy, representatives of the State Bar of California knowingly,
maliciously, and without probable cause pressed false criminal charges
against Plaintiff alleging, inter alia, violation of California
Business & Professions 6043.5
SIXTH CAUSE OF ACTION
Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200
Predicated on California Penal Codes 148.5 and 182
(Against Defendants Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice
of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Freada Kapor Klein, Mary Ann
Todd, Munger Tolles, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson, Edison
International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard Rice,
Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison & Foerster,
James Brosnahan, Richard Tom, Southern California Edison, Wilson
Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties, Mark Robinson, and Does 1
– 100)

119. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 – 118
as though fully set forth herein.
120. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore
alleges that Defendants willfully and knowingly conspired and agreed
among themselves to a scheme by which they agreed to violate
Plaintiff’s legal rights in violations of California Penal Codes 148.5
and 182. This constitutes unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to
California’s Business & Professions Code § 17200.
121. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly
performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured,
encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused,
participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed,
controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the
above-described acts.
122. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts
of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and
has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
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123. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that on
February 21, 2012 Chief Investigator of Yolo County District Attorney
Bruce Naliboff presented to Yolo County Superior Court Judge Timothy
Fall an invalid and meaningless ‘Statement of Probable Cause’ in
support of a search warrant stating, inter alia, that a search of
Plaintiff’s residence and vehicle may reveal both written and
electronically recorded information of criminal conduct because
Plaintiff’s ethics complaint dealing with Sara Granda constituted a
misdemeanor in violation of B & P Section 6043.5, filing false and
malicious ethics complaints.
124. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that in
seeking to obtain a search warrant in connection with the ethics
complaint, Naliboff was acting pursuant to false advice and
information he obtained from Assistant District Attorney Michael
Cabral, who knew no probable cause existed in support of this claim.
125. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
Cabral knew that no probable cause existed to seek a search warrant in
connection with the ethics complaint filed by Plaintiff and, further,
that he knew that the ethics complaint submitted by Plaintiff were (a)
valid, truthful, and meritorious; (b) protected by the First
Amendment; (c) did not constitute a crime warranting the search and
seizure of Plaintiff’s property; and (d) did not contain any facts
whatsoever to suggest that they were ‘false and malicious’.
126. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
Cabral intentionally misled Naliboff, who in turn, misled Judge Falk
into believing there had been a WRITTEN criminal complaint originating
from the State Bar of California against Plaintiff when no such
WRITTEN complaint existed.
127. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that,
nevertheless, Cabral deliberately and maliciously instructed Naliboff
to seek a search warrant while misleading Naliboff and by giving him
false legal advice that probable cause existed to support the warrant,
despite the fact that there was absolutely no corroborating evidence
in support of probable cause.
128. Plaintiff is informed and believes and therefore alleges that
Cabral allowed investigators to bring along a private citizen (Tom
Layton) during the execution of the warrant on February 23, 2012.
129. During the search, which lasted approximately three hours,
Cabral constantly called the deputies executing the warrant with
questions and instructions. Plaintiff is informed and believes and
therefore alleges that Cabral also directed, participated, and
controlled the actual search and seizure.
130. During the search of Plaintiff’s home, investigator Peter Martin
stated to Plaintiff that all documents referring to the State Bar of
California will be confiscated. Despite protests from Plaintiff,
Martin confiscated documents sent to Plaintiff by the IRS in
connection with a complaint he had made against Voice of OC and
CaliforniaALL.
131. Plaintiff asked Martin why he was taking all those documents,
and Martin stated that any and all documents referencing or relating
to the State Bar of California are being confiscated. When Plaintiff
pointed out to him that the document issued by the IRS mentions
neither the State Bar of California nor any person listed on the
warrant, Martin stated that the document would be confiscated
nevertheless.
132. During the interaction with Martin, Plaintiff felt intimidated
and threatened, and retaliated against because Plaintiff exercised his
First Amendment right to complain against Voice of OC to the IRS.

SEVENTH CAUSE OF ACTION
BANE ACT, CAL. CIV. CODE § 52.1
(Against defendants Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice
of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Freada Kapor Klein, Mary Ann
Todd , Munger Tolles, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson,
Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard
Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison &
Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern
California Edison , Wilson Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties,
Mark Robinson, and Does 1 – 100 )

133. Plaintiffs reallege and incorporate here the allegations in
Paragraphs 1-132 above, as
though fully set forth.

134. Defendants’ above-described conduct constitute interference, by
threats, intimidation, and coercion, with Plaintiffs’ exercise and
enjoyment of his freedom of expression rights secured by the
Constitution and laws of the United States and California, in
violation of California Civil Code § 52.1. Specifically, defendants
set in motion a course of action with the intent to retaliate,
intimidate, and suppress Plaintiff exercise of those rights.

135. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly
performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured,
encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused,
participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed,
controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the
above-described acts.

136. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts of
Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and
has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that David
Rosenberg conspired with Michael Cabral to add the names of Starr
Babcock and Joseph Dunn to the search warrant in order to also
intimidate and silencePlaintiff. Plaintiff had never committed any
alleged crimes against Joseph Dunn or Starr Babcock, and there was no
probable cause to include the names of Starr Babcock and Joseph Dunn
in the search warrant.

137. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that, if
Judge Falk had not been misled and had been presented with the
complete truth when the DA’s office was seeking the search warrant for
Plaintiff’s home, Judge Falk would not have signed the search warrant
in connection with the ethics complaint or with the names of Starr
Babcock and Joseph Dunn.

EIGHTH CAUSE OF ACTION
42 U.S.C. § 1983 – Violation of First Amendment/Free Speech Rights
(Against Defendants Keker & Van Nest, John Keker, Chris Young, Voice
of OC, Erwin Chemerinsky, Skadden Arps, Freada Kapor Klein, Mary Ann
Todd , Munger Tolles, Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips, Ron Olson,
Edison International, Berkshire Hathaway, Douglas Winthrop, Howard
Rice, Holly Fujie, Buchalter Nemer, Raj Chatterjee, Morrison &
Foerster, James Brosnahan, Thomas Girardi, Richard Tom , Southern
California Edison , Wilson Sonsini, Mark Friedman, Fulcrum Properties,
Mark Robinson, and Does 1 – 100 )

138 Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 –
137 as though fully set forth herein.

139. Defendants’ above-described conspiracies between state and
private actors, as well as the misuse of state power, and the attempt
to silence Plaintiffs constitute interference with his freedom of
expression rights secured by the Constitution and laws of the United
States and California, in violation of 42 USC 1983. .

140. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly
performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured,
encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused,
participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed,
controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the
above-described acts.

141. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts of
Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and
has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.
Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that David
Rosenberg conspired with Michael Cabral to add the names of Starr
Babcock and Joseph Dunn to the search warrant. Plaintiff had never
committed any alleged crimes against Joseph Dunn or Starr Babcock, and
there was no probable cause to include the names of Starr Babcock and
Joseph Dunn in the search warrant.

142. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that, if
Judge Falk had not been misled and had been presented with the
complete truth when the DA’s office was seeking the search warrant for
Plaintiff’s home, Judge Falk would not have signed the search warrant
in connection with the ethics complaint or with the names of Starr
Babcock and Joseph Dunn.

NINTH CAUSE OF ACTION
42 U.S.C. § 1983 – Predicated on Fourth Amendment Rights/Unreasonable
Search and Seizure
(Against Defendants Michael Cabral, Peter Martin, David Rosenberg,
and Does 1-100)

143 Plaintiffs reallege and incorporate here the allegations in
Paragraphs 1-142 above, as
though fully set forth.

144. Defendants’ above-described conduct has violated and continues
to violate Plaintiffs’ right to be free from unreasonable searches and
seizures under the fourth amendment to the US Constitution..
As a result of Defendant’s actions, Plaintiff has been injured in an
amount to be proven at trial.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests judgment
against Defendants as follows:
1. For general and special damages under all causes of action where
available by law;
2. For costs of suit;
3. For prejudgment interest;
4. For an injunction directing Defendants to comply with 26 U.S.C. §
6104(d); and
5. For such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.
Plaintiff also demands a jury trial in this matter.
DATED: February 24, 2014

TIMOTHY FRAWLEY — SACRAMENTO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUGDE — SUGGESTS HE WILL KEEP SACRAMENTO KINGS ARENA MEASURE OFF SACRAMENTO BALLOT [ TLR EDITORIAL NOTES: 1- As reminder — Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property, Jeannine English, and Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest misused CaliforniaALL ( stage 3) to position Kevin Johnson as mayor of Sacramento. 2- Stages 1 and 2, Chris Young , Jeff Bleich, Tony West, Jeannine English, Laura Chick , Freada and Mitchell Kapor, Kamala Harris, Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property, Morrison England, Vance Raye, and others misused CaliforniaALL on behalf of OBAMA FOR AMERICA . 3- Once YR unearthed CaliforniaALL, Keker & Van Nest removed Chris Young’s profile from web-site to conceal his involvement with OBAMA FOR AMERICA, Kevin Johnson 4- Subsequent to election of Kevin Johnson, efforts made by English/Friedman to pass “strong mayor” measure.]

A judge all but slammed the door Friday on the efforts of two taxpayer groups to mount a ballot-box challenge to the public subsidy for the new Sacramento Kings arena, saying the groups made significant errors in the initiative petitions they circulated among the city’s voters.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley stopped short of ruling on the taxpayers’ lawsuit against the city, but his comments from the bench suggested he is strongly leaning toward keeping the arena subsidy off the ballot……..

…….

Lawyer Brad Hertz, representing Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork and Voters for a Fair Arena Deal, argued that the flaws were “extremely minor” and don’t justify tossing out petitions signed by 22,938 voters, more than enough to qualify the issue for the June ballot.

After the hearing, Hertz acknowledged that his chances of winning the lawsuit appear to have diminished.

“It’s never over till it’s over, but we were disappointed with some of the preliminary findings,” Hertz told reporters. “Certainly there were no conclusive rulings. There were preliminary adverse rulings on some of the mistakes.” He said it’s likely the two taxpayer groups would appeal if Frawley rules against them. The appeals court would need to issue a ruling by March 3 for the City Council to have enough time to place the measure on the ballot for June.

The city’s lawyers weren’t ready to declare victory Friday. “We appreciated (Frawley’s) thoughtfulness and that gives us a measure of confidence,” said City Attorney James Sanchez.

…….

STOP and the Fair Arena group sued after City Clerk Shirley Concolino rejected their petitions because of various wording problems. The judge said he was tilting toward the city’s arguments because of two flaws in particular. First, the campaign’s leaders left their names off a required legal notice, published last summer in the Sacramento Observer newspaper, declaring that petitions were about to be circulated. Second, the petitions omitted a so-called “enacting clause” making clear that the initiative would become law if approved by voters.

Hertz said those flaws didn’t mislead any voters or hinder their ability to make an informed choice on signing the petitions.

STOP’s leaders “got it pretty close to being right,” the lawyer argued. “The integrity of the process was not so negatively affected. … You err on the side of democracy.”

Hertz added that STOP co-founder James Cathcart, a retired legislative employee who oversaw the signature-gathering effort, made a “good faith effort” to get the wording right. “Democracy is sometimes a little messy and a little imperfect,” he said. “We can only apologize so many times.”

But a lawyer for The4000, a political action committee funded by the Kings, said the errors were “glaring” and not deserving of any wiggle room.

“There’s no ‘oops’ exception to the legal code,” attorney Sean Welch told the judge. “It’s not rocket science to put these petitions together.”

The Kings’ political group was allowed to intervene in the case after pointing out the team had spent $36 million buying the arena site at Downtown Plaza and millions more in development costs. If the arena doesn’t open by 2017, the NBA has the right to buy the Kings and move them out of town.

Complete article, please see @:

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/21/6179124/judge-appears-unsympathetic-to.html#storylink=omni_popular

Redacted Text of Lawsuit YR Filed In Yolo County Superior Court Against Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist International of the Americas; David Rosenberg; David Reed; Sheryl Cambron; Barbara Geisler; Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; Jonathan Raven; Allison Zuvela; Michael Cabral; Tracie Olson; Kathleen White

Source @: http://seenthis.net/messages/225095

Plaintiff,

v.

Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist International of the Americas; David Rosenberg; David Reed; Sheryl Cambron; Barbara Geisler; Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; Jonathan Raven; Allison Zuvela; Michael Cabral; Tracie Olson; Kathleen White; and Does 1 through 100, inclusive,

Defendants.

1. Plaintiff – an individual residing in Yolo County, an investigative reporter and a Rabbi — has been subject to a campaign of systemic harassment ever since he uncovered corruption in various matters dealing with Boyd Gaming Director, owner of various casinos, and class-action attorney Thomas Girardi (“Girardi”) of Girardi & Keese in connection with financial corruption involving California Democratic Party operatives.

2. For example, Plaintiff unearthed the fact that subsequent to being disciplined by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stemming from an attempt to defraud the court by resorting to the ‘use of known falsehoods’, the State Bar of California appointed as ‘special prosecutor’ to Girardi’s own private malpractice lawyer (Jerome Falk of Howard Rice) to prosecute Girardi on the State Bar’s behalf. (When later questioned about this matter, Falk, seeking to mislead Plaintiff, told Plaintiff that his firm had represented the law firm of Girardi & Keese, but not Girardi himself.)
3. Plaintiff also discovered corruption in a national class-action case (Fogel v. Farmers) whereas Girardi – who represented the class of plaintiffs – never disclosed that the attorney who represented defendant Farmers was concurrently representing Girardi in a separate legal matter. Very shortly after Plaintiff exposed the corruption, attorneys for Farmers approached, sought and obtained from the court a supplemental notice to the class of plaintiffs (consisting of 14 million Americans) indicating that if they cashed their settlement checks, they agreed to not sue Farmers or Girardi because of the undisclosed relationship.

4. Plaintiff also unearthed corruption involving Girardi (who has a reputation of ‘bankrolling’ the California Democratic party) and individuals associated with the California Democratic Party with connections to the California Public Utilities Commission/Energy Commission (Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Geoffrey Brown, Peter Arth, Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, Darrell Steinberg) and utility lawyers involved in the ‘California Energy Crisis’ (Ron Olson and Jeff Bleich of Munger Tolles; James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster; John Keker of Keker & Van Nest; Jerry Falk and Douglas Winthrop of Howard Rice; Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese; Joe Cotchett of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy; Mark Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson, and the law-offices of DLA Piper) to launder money from utility companies (SCE, PG&E, Verizon, AT&T) to various members of California Democratic Party (Joe Dunn, Martha Escutia, Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, Kevin Johnson, Darrell Steinberg) and OBAMA FOR AMERICA via various non-profits (CaliforniaALL, Level Playing Field Institute, California Consumer Protection Foundation).

5. Also involved in the various financial schemes were Cache Creek Casino, Sacramento-based developer Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property, his business partner (gambling attorney Howard Dickstein), and Dickstein’s wife, Jeannine English, who was also acting on behalf of AARP to position Barack Obama in the White House and on behalf of Mark Friedman to position Kevin Johnson as the mayor of Sacramento. Additionally involved were Obama for America tech-guru Mitch Kapor and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein.

6. In connection with the above discoveries, Plaintiff informed various law-enforcement agencies of these facts, as well as filed ethics complaints against some of the above named attorneys with the State Bar of California.

7. Plaintiff has been repeatedly warned that Girardi is ‘well-connected’ and will seek to silence Plaintiff as a result of Plaintiff’s discoveries and allegations.

8. Indeed, very shortly after Plaintiff unearthed these events, a posse of eight armed investigators from the Yolo County District Attorney’s office executed an invalid search warrant at Plaintiff’s place of residence in Yolo County and confiscated all documents and computers in his home relating to, inter alia, various ethics complaints filed by Plaintiff on the ground that the ethics complaints were baseless.

9. Plaintiff has been informed by credible sources, and thereon alleges, that David Rosenberg was one of those responsible for pressing criminal charges against him, that he ‘cleared the way’ for the search warrant, and that he is otherwise friendly with Howard Dicsktein, Mark Friedman, Jerry Brown, Mark Robinson, and Chief Marshall McKay of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation (all actors in CaliforniaALL — a sham non-profit launched for the purpose of laundering funds to finance the campaigns of various politicians, including President Obama, Kamala Harris, Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, and Governor Jerry Brown.

PART II: BACKGROUND OF FACTS UNDERLYING CLAIMS AGAINST LEA ROSENBERG AND RELATED INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES FOR VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA’S BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE § 17200 — PREDICATED ON 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d)

10. Following the execution of the invalid search warrant on Plaintiff’s home, described above, Plaintiff began conducting research into David Rosenberg’s background and learned that he is a judge with the Yolo County Superior Court with a reputation of being a ‘political animal’.
11. Plaintiff further learned, and thereupon alleges, that David Rosenberg and his wife (Lea Rosenberg) are deeply involved — as either officers or directors — with a web of non-profit entities worth millions of dollars known as Saratoga Retirement Community, Meadows of Napa Valley, Davis Odd Fellows, Odd Fellows Homes of California, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Soroptimist International of Davis, and others.

12. Plaintiff also discovered that Lea Rosenberg — as the wife of a judge – was energetically raising funds from various businesses. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Lea Rosenberg is an individual residing in Yolo County.
13. Judge Rosenberg’s judicial campaign treasurer, Victor Bucher, is a nationally renowned expert in the area of accounting and tax fraud, and also serves as the ‘treasurer’ of a separate non-profit entity launched by David Odd Fellows — Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. — where David Rosenberg serve as president and Bucher as Treasurer.
14. On April 4, 2013 — consistent with the statutory framework put into place by 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) — Plaintiff served a request for Davis Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge to make available for inspection their IRS 990 forms, which Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges are tax-exempt organizations.
15. A tax-exempt organization must make available for public inspection its application for tax exemption, three most recent 990 annual information returns, and schedules and attachments available, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d), which reads, in relevant part:
‘Public inspection of certain annual returns, reports, applications for exemption, and notices of status
(1) In general
In the case of an organization described in subsection (c) or (d) of section 501 and exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) or an organization exempt from taxation under section 527 (a)—
(A) a copy of—
(i) the annual return filed under section 6033 (relating to returns by exempt organizations) by such organization,
(ii) any annual return which is filed under section 6011 by an organization described in section 501 (c)(3) and which relates to any tax imposed by section 511 (relating to imposition of tax on unrelated business income of charitable, etc., organizations),
(iii) if the organization filed an application for recognition of exemption under section 501 or notice of status under section 527 (i), the exempt status application materials or any notice materials of such organization, and
(iv) the reports filed under section 527 (j) (relating to required disclosure of expenditures and contributions) by such organization, shall be made available by such organization for inspection during regular business hours by any individual at the principal office of such organization and, if such organization regularly maintains 1 or more regional or district offices having 3 or more employees, at each such regional or district office, and
(B) upon request of an individual made at such principal office or such a regional or district office, a copy of such annual return, reports, and exempt status application materials or such notice materials shall be provided to such individual without charge other than a reasonable fee for any reproduction and mailing costs.
The request described in subparagraph (B) must be made in person or in writing. If such request is made in person, such copy shall be provided immediately and, if made in writing, shall be provided within 30 days.
(2) 3-year limitation on inspection of returns
Paragraph (1) shall apply to an annual return filed under section 6011 or 6033 only during the 3-year period beginning on the last day prescribed for filing such return (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing).’

16. Plaintiff delivered the request through Lea Rosenberg because she was the common denominator between the various ‘Odd Fellows’ entities and Soroptimist, in that she served as an officer and/or director of the various ‘Odd Fellows’ entities, and as president of Davis Rebekah Lodge.

17. Specifically, on April 4, 2013 Plaintiff delivered to Lea Rosenberg at learose@jps.net the following email request:
‘Re: Request for Production of IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A, Form 1023 to entities associated with Lea Rosenberg, to wit: Soroptimist International of Davis, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows

Dear Mrs. Rosenberg:

Consistent with U.S. Internal Revenue Service Regulations, please consider this communication a formal request to produce their IRS Form 990, Form 990 Schedule A, as well Form 1023. This request is for all documents submitted to the IRS within the past three years, which generally means the three most recent returns.

Said regulations require that these documents be produced within 30 days. Soroptimist International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows are entitled to charge reasonable costs for any copying and mailing costs incurred in relation to this request. Alternatively, you can email the documents to me as PDF attachments. I prefer the latter method. However, if for some reason, you prefer to copy and mail the documents, please send them to the following address:

[—address intentionally omitted—]

I ask that you draw no conclusion or develop any concern from the mere fact that this request is being made about you, Soroptimist International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows or any other individual or entity.

In addition, I ask that you please produce the following:
1. A detailed and complete list of all other non-profit entities you were involved beginning in 2008 to the present.
2. A detailed and complete list of all sums which were transferred amongst any and all organizations you were involved, beginning in 2008 to the present. For example, if in 2009 Soroptimist International of Davis transferred money to Davis Odd Fellows either as donation or rent, I ask that such transaction be disclosed.
3. A detailed and complete list of all direct or indirect transfers of funds from Soroptimist International of Davis, Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows to Progress Ranch and/or any other entity associated with Barbara Sommer from 2007 to the present.

Thank you for your time and anticipated cooperation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.’

18. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Lea Rosenberg received Plaintiff’s email dated April 3, 2013.

19. On April 24, 2013, Plaintiff delivered to Lea Rosenberg a notice of change of address.

20. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Lea Rosenberg received Plaintiff’s requests for the organizations’ IRS 990 forms, and while conspiring with other Defendants, chose to breach the duty to comply with 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d).

21. Plaintiff is further informed and believes that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

22. Due to this failure to comply with Plaintiff’s request, Plaintiff spent considerable time and resources trying to obtain those documents elsewhere, to no avail. Plaintiff asked his paid research-clerk to conduct further research on the Internet in hope of locating a complete set of the desired documents, also to no avail.

23. Still seeking a complete set of the requested documents, on September 24, 2013 Plaintiff sent Lea Rosenberg the following email:

“RE: Davis Odd Fellow Hall; Davis Odd Fellow – Second Request for Production of IRS Documents

Dear Ms. Rosenberg:

The purpose of this communication is to address the following matters:

1. Since you appear to have been involved with Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellow, and Sophomoric, I had previously asked you to produce the IRS tax-returns for those entities.

For reasons which I do not understand, rather than complying with this simple request (as you are required to do by law given the fact that those entities are allowed to operate on a ‘tax-exempt’ status), you have failed to respond. I am therefore reiterating my request that you comply with the request for these tax returns and produce them to me within the next 5 days.

As you know, I am troubled by events surrounding the almost exclusive fundraising to ‘emancipated foster youth’, Barbara Sommer, Davis Odd Fellow members Jonathan Raven and Michael Cabral, Cache Creek Casino, Vic Bucher, and Progress Ranch.

I am also troubled by the fact that Judge Rosenberg (and his Judicial Campaign CPA Vic Bucher) lends money to the judicial campaign of other judges (i.e. Tim Fall and Dan Maguire). Hence, I would like to get to the bottom of things, and need the requested tax forms to do so.

2. In the previously submitted request, there was no mention of ‘Davis Odd Fellow Hall.’ My position and understanding is that Davis Odd Fellow Hall is part of Davis Odd Fellow.
Nevertheless, please consider this communication a formal request to also provide copies of the last three tax return forms that ‘Davis Odd Fellow Hall’ had submitted to the IRS.

3. Given that Davis Odd Fellow, David Odd Fellow Hall, and Davis Rebekah Lodge are under the exclusive control of you, your husband David Rosenberg, as well as David Reed and his wife Cheryl Cambron, and given that both David Rosenberg and David Reed are judges of the Yolo County Superior Court, I submit that these entities have a duty to operate at an even higher level of transparency than mandated by the IRS, and must comply with the common law duty of disclosure.

Thus, in addition to inspecting and copying the documents authorized by the IRS, I request copies of detailed financial statements (i.e. income, expenditures, names of donors, names of businesses and amount of rent Davis Odd Fellow Hall charges its various tenants, identity of subcontractors, identity of those who have rented the Hall etc.) For example, my understanding is that David Greenwald (publisher of The People’s Vanguard of Davis and Vanguard Court Watch) entered into a contract with Davis Odd Fellow Hall. Given that Mr. Greenwald’s publications purport to report on misconduct and malfeasance in the local area, including the courts, it appears to me that there is a direct conflict between this stated mission and his decision to rent space from an entity whose Board is comprised of you, and two Yolo County Superior Court judges.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and receiving the requested documents.”

 

24. Later that day, Plaintiff received an email response from Lea Rosenberg stating only the following: ‘so he is at it again.’

 
FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION — Violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200 Predicated on26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) (Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist International of the Americas; and Does 1 – 100)

25. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 – 24 as though fully set forth herein.

26. Despite Plaintiff’s repeated requests, Defendants failed to comply with 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d). This failure constitutes unfair and unlawful acts pursuant to California’s Business & Professions Code § 17200.

27. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

28. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.

SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
Negligence per se — (Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge; Grand Lodge of California; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Davis Odd Fellows; Soroptimist International of Davis; Soroptimist International; Soroptimist International of the Americas; Lea Rosenberg; and Does 1 – 100)

29. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 – 28 as though fully set forth herein.

30. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that the Defendants named above were all aware of Plaintiff’s repeated requests for the information described in this Complaint — the entities’ IRS Form 990 forms.

31. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants were under a duty to ensure compliance, yet chose to breach a duty prescribed in 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d). This failure to comply with the statutory requirements constitutes negligence per se.

32. As a proximate result of Defendants’ breach of duty, as alleged above, Plaintiff spent considerable time and resources trying to obtain those documents elsewhere, to no avail. Plaintiff asked his paid research-clerk to conduct further research on the Internet in hope of locating a complete set of the desired documents, also to no avail. Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.

33. Plaintiff further alleges that Davis Odd Fellows owns a Hall (‘Davis Lodge Hall’), on a property adjacent to the two Lodges, and is the owner (and landlord) of rental property currently occupied by Hunan Chinese Restaurant and Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate.

34. The ‘Hall Board Association’ is a California corporation, and is the actual owner of the Davis Lodge Hall, the adjacent property of the two Lodges, and the rental property currently occupied by Hunan Chinese Restaurant and Coldwell-Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate.

35. The ‘Hall Board Association’ is composed of President David Rosenberg, Vice President David Reed, Secretary Lea Rosenberg, Treasurer Sheryl Cambron, and Barbara Geisler.

36. The Davis Lodge Hall is available to rent by the general public for receptions, fund-raisers, dinners, conferences, trade shows, meetings, and other events.

37. The Davis Lodge Hall is also used by Davis Odd Fellows for its own functions, such as Davis Odd Fellows Bingo and Master Balls.

38. In approximately September 2013, and after the expenditure of considerable time, resources, and efforts, Plaintiff managed to ascertain that the actual legal name of Davis Odd Fellows and David Rebekah Lodge is ‘Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge.’ Plaintiff then managed to obtain partial copies of tax returns that ‘Yolo Lodge 169 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Davis Rebekah Lodge’ had submitted to the IRS.

39. Upon reviewing partial copies of the above-described IRS 990 forms from 2010 and 2011, Plaintiff noted that false information had been submitted to the IRS on two occasions that he was able to identify from the incomplete forms. Specifically, according to those 990 forms, in 2010 David Reed served as the president of Yolo Lodge 169; serving as the Treasurer of Yolo Lodge was Sheryl Cambron. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Reed and Cambron are married to each other.

40. However, this was not the information provided to the IRS. The 2010 IRS Form 990 submitted by Yolo Lodge asked, ‘Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family relationship or a business relationship with any other officer, director, trustee, or key employee?’ The form submitted by Yolo Lodge states, ‘NO.’ Since two of the officers (Reed and Cambron) were actually married to each other, this is a misrepresentation.

41. In 2011, Yolo Lodge officers submitted false information to the IRS again, this time involving a different set of actors — Lea and David Rosenberg, who are married to each other. Specifically, in 2011 David Rosenberg served as President of Yolo Lodge; his wife, Lea Rosenberg, served as ‘Secretary’ of Yolo Lodge, and David Reed served as a board member.

42. The 2011 IRS Form 990 submitted by Yolo Lodge asked, ‘Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family relationship or a business relationship with any other officer, director, trustee, or key employee?’ The form submitted by Yolo Lodge states, ‘NO.’ Since two of the officers (David Rosenberg and Lea Rosenberg) were actually married to each other, this is a misrepresentation.

43. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Virgil Smith is a CPA a member of Davis Odd Fellows, and a co-conspirator in the submission of these fraudulent tax-returns. Also responsible for submitting these fraudulent tax-returns were David Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler, and Robert Bockwinkel.

44. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that the fraudulent tax-returns were submitted because David Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler, Virgil Smith and Robert Bockwinkel did not want the IRS and the public to become aware that Sheryl Cambron is married to David Reed, and because they were concerned that if such relationships (i.e. Lea Rosenberg is married to David Rosenberg) would be disclosed, it may trigger an IRS audit.

45. As a proximate result of the unfair and unlawful acts of Defendants, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact and has lost money or property in an amount to be proven at trial.

THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
Civil Conspiracy to Violate 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d)
(Against Defendants Lea Rosenberg, David Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Barbara Geisler, Virgil Smith; Robert Bockwinkel; and Does 1 – 100)

46. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 – 45 as though fully set forth herein.

47. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants Lea Rosenberg, David Rosenberg, Sheryl Cambron, Robert Bockwinkel, David Reed, Barbara Geisler, and Virgil Smith willfully and knowingly conspired and agreed among themselves to a scheme by which they agreed to violate Plaintiff’s legal rights by not complying with 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d) because they were concerned he would discover the tax-fraud perpetrated on the IRS, as described above.

48. Some of the overt acts (both lawful and unlawful) that gave rise to this conspiracy, committed by one or more of the conspirators pursuant to their common design, were: (a) an agreement to intentionally violate 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d); (b) an agreement to ignore Plaintiff’s repeated requests for information sought pursuant to this statute; and (c) a lawful overt act to belittle Plaintiff by sending him an email which reads, ‘so he is at it again.’

49. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

50. Plaintiff is also informed and believes and thereon alleges that David Odd Fellows / Yolo Lodge 169 / Odd Fellows Hall and related entities are and were almost exclusively overseen for years by judges and selected attorneys appearing before the Yolo County Superior Court who misuse Yolo 169 and Odd Fellows Hall as a convenient forum to meet, collude, and engage in ex parte communications in a secluded and non-public setting, as well as to raise funds by lending the prestige of their offices.

51. Said individuals include primarily Judge David Rosenberg, Judge Kathleen White, Judge David Reed, Yolo County Counsel Sheryl Cambron, District Attorney Jeff Reisig, Yolo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven, Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral, Yolo County Public Defender Tracey Olson, attorneys Allison Zuvela, Rodney Beede and wife Christina Zambrano Beede, and Fran McGuire (wife of judge Dan McGuire). A typical event, for example, was described on May 23, 2013 in the Davis Enterprise:

‘This year, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge took over running the popular ’A Taste of Davis’ and we are delighted to report that the event on April 18 was a great success for all concerned.

We wish to thank the fine restaurants, wineries and breweries that treated our 250 guests to delightful food and drink: Applebee’s, Berryessa Gap Winery, Caffé Italia’s Brick Wall Pizza, California Vintage Specialties, Davis Food Co-op, Davis Farmers Market, Ding How, Dos Coyotes, Maria’s Cantina, Nugget Markets, Osteria Fasulo, Our House, Paesanos, Putah Creek Winery, Renaissance Wines, Route 3 Wines, Seasons, Senders Wines, Seka Hills Wines, Sudwerk, Sundstrom Hill Winery, Woodstock Pizza, Z Specialty Foods and Zindagi Indian Bistro.

We thank our sponsors who helped make this event so successful. First and foremost, we offer a big “thank you” to our major sponsor, Hanlees Toyota-Chevrolet-Nissan of Davis. And we also appreciate our other sponsors: The Davis Enterprise, California Vintage Specialties, Comstock Mortgage, Davis Downtown, Cunningham Engineering, Our House Restaurant and Lounge, the Davis Chamber of Commerce, Abaton Consulting, Law Offices of Poulos and Fullerton, Attorney Raquel Silva, the Law Offices of J.B. Dath, and Cache Creek Resort Casino.

Thank you to many individual sponsors: County Supervisors Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, Mayor Joe Krovoza, and Davis City Council members Dan Wolk, Rochelle Swanson, Brett Lee and Lucas Frerichs, as well as Tracie Olson, Dr. Arun Sen and Bob Schelen.

Special thanks to Stewart Savage of Abaton Consulting, who put together a terrific slide show that was shown on a continuous loop at the event.

Finally, we offer a big thank you to the committee that worked with us to plan and execute this successful event: Margie Cabral, Sheryl Cambron, Robin Dewey, Bill Grabert, Nancy Sue Hafer, Lewis Kimble, Steve Lopez, Fran Maguire, Amanda Maples, Joyce Puntillo, Dave Rosenberg, Raquel Silva, Robin Souza and Christopher Young. What a great, hard-working group.’

52. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that Davis Odd Fellows’ officers, directors, and members who are otherwise private actors — David Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, Kathleen White, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Jonathan Raven, Tracie Olson, Allison Zuvela, Michael Cabral, Rodney Beede and Christina Zambrano Beede — conspired amongst themselves to fraudulently conceal the fact that Sheryl Cambron is married to Judge David Reed and is otherwise an attorney employed by Yolo County Counsel and is in a confidential attorney-client fiduciary relationship with Odd Fellows’ members Jeff Reisig, Michael Cabral, and Jonathan Raven on the account of representing them and/or their office in matters such as Gore v. Reisig, In Re Garcia, and Yilma v. Agonofer.

53. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that as part of a common scheme and conspiracy to defraud in order to advance said conspiracy, in the hundreds of articles written and published by Davis Odd Fellows/Davis Rebekah Lodge (or about the activities of Davis Odd Fellows by outside publications such as the Davis Enterprise or Daily Democrat), the fact that Reed and Cambron are actually married to each other, that Reed is a judge, and Cambron is an attorney with Yolo County Counsel is never mentioned, in order to mislead and defraud the public and litigants by means of a plan they conceived and executed.

54. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that as a further overt act by which to advance the objective of said conspiracy, Sheryl Cambron conceals from the public her association with Yolo County Counsel by causing numerous legal web-sites to misrepresent her employment status. Most, if not all, of those web-sites state that Sheryl Cambron is in fact in private practice representing litigants in matters dealing with bankruptcies, family law, and criminal law.

55. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that private actors Yolo Lodge 169, David Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, David Reed, Sheryl Cambron, Jonathan Raven, Allison Zuvela, Tracey Olson, Michael Cabral, and Kathleen White and Does 1 – 100 willfully and knowingly conspired and agreed among themselves to a scheme by which they agreed to conceal from the public and Plaintiff Cambron’s employment as an attorney with Yolo County Counsel, that she is the spouse of David Reed, as well as the confidential fiduciary relationship between Cambron on one hand and Reisig, Cabral and Raven on the other hand.

56. Plaintiff further alleges that private actors Rosenberg, Reed, Raven, and Zuvela conspired to fraudulently conceal the fact that Zuvela is an Odd Fellow by intentionally removing her name from the web-site davislodge.org — which yields a zero return when a search is performed for her name . Additionally, Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that David Rosenberg, David Reed, and Allison Zuvela conspired to further delete from the web-site davislodge.org all articles which mentions Zuvela’s name.

57. These conspiratorial acts were substantial factors in causing Plaintiff monetary losses and damages in an amount to be established at trial.

FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
Fraudulent Concealment
(Against Private Actors Defendants Yolo Lodge 169; David Rosenberg; Lea Rosenberg; David Reed; Sheryl Cambron; Jonathan Raven; Allison Zuvela; Michael Cabral; Tracie Olson; Kathleen White; and Does 1 – 100 )

58. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 – 57 as though fully set forth herein.

59. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants committed the above described acts and omissions with intent to defraud the public and Plaintiff and deprive him of other interests he was entitled to. In particular, Defendants affirmatively concealed the existence of a marital relationship between Reed and Cambron, the fact that Cambron is an employee of Yolo County Counsel, and the fact that Allison Zuvela is an Odd Fellow member by affirmatively deleting her name from Odd Fellow web-site.

60. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

61. Plaintiff reasonably relied upon the statements, acts, and omissions of Defendants to his detriment.

62. As a proximate result of Defendants’ conduct, as alleged above, Plaintiff suffered injury in fact in an amount to be proven at trial.
FIFTH CAUSE OF ACTION
42 U.S.C. § 1983
(Against State Actors Defendants David Rosenberg, Sheryl Cambron, Jonathan Raven, Allison Zuvela, Tracie Olson, Michael Cabral and Does 1 – 100)

63. Plaintiff incorporates paragraph by reference paragraphs 1 – 62 as though fully set forth herein.

64. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that state actors David Rosenberg, Sheryl Cambron, Jonathan Raven, Tracie Olson, Allison Zuvela and Michael Cabral and Does 1 – 100 willfully and knowingly conspired and agreed among themselves to a scheme by which they agreed to conceal from Plaintiff Cambron’s employment as an attorney with Yolo County Counsel, that she is the spouse of David Reed, the confidential fiduciary relationship between Cambron on one hand and Cabral and Raven on the other hand, and that Allison Zuvela is an Odd Fellow member, by among other things, deleting her name from the Odd Fellow web-site.

65. Plaintiff is further informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants have directly performed, or aided, abetted, counseled, commanded, induced, procured, encouraged, promoted, instigated, advised, willfully caused, participated in, enabled, contributed to, facilitated, directed, controlled, assisted in, or conspired in the commission of the above-described acts.

66. Plaintiff reasonably relied upon the statements, acts, and omissions of Defendants to his detriment.

67. As a proximate result of Defendants’ conduct, as alleged above, Plaintiff’s state and federal civil rights were violated and resulted in legal damages in an amount to be established at trial.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests judgment against Defendants as follows:
1. For general and special damages under all causes of action where available by law;
2. For costs of suit;
3. For prejudgment interest;
4. For an injunction directing Defendants to comply with 26 U.S.C. § 6104(d); and
5. For such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.

Plaintiff also demands a jury trial in this matter.

DATED: February 4, 2014

Linkedin Profile of James “Jim” Lewis of Verizon / Comcast / CaliforniaALL [TLR Editorial Notes: 1. Lewis — member of CaliforniaALL Board of Directors 2. Between 2007-2010 — during lifetime of CaliforniaALL, Lewis is “unemployed” 3. Lewis was operated from behind scene by Ron Olson of Munger Tolles 4. Conspired with Freada and Mitch Kapor (and others) to funnel money from Verizon through Kapor’s LPFI and Kapor Enterprises 4. connections to Dennis Mangers via The California Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA) 5. Presently, Lewis employee of Comcast 6. See image of Lewis, below. ]

Jim Lewis’s Overview

Current
Past
  • Vice President at Verizon Communications
  • Senior Vice President at MCI
Education
  • Boston College Law School
Connections
232 connections

Jim Lewis’ Experience

VP Govt Affairs

Comcast

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CMCSA; Media Production industry

2010Present (3 years)

Vice President

Verizon Communications

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VZ; Information Technology and Services industry

20062007 (1 year)

Senior Vice President

MCI

Telecommunications industry

19952007 (12 years)

Jim Lewis’ Skills & Expertise

  1. Telecommunications
  2. Public Policy
  3. Contract Negotiation
  4. Managed Services
  5. Government
  6. Strategic Partnerships
  7. Broadband
  8. Team Leadership
  9. Wireless
  10. VoIP
  11. Strategy
  12. Program Management
  13. Cross-functional Team Leadership

Jim Lewis’ Education

Boston College Law School

J.D., Law

Source@:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jim-lewis/36/724/2a7

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CalALL

TIER 1


Morrison & Foerster Team – Attorneys and Legal Counsel of CaliforniaALL: Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Eric Tate, and Susan Mac Cormac


Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Southern California Edison/ Berkshire Hathaway Director Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, and Robert Adler (Presently Adler chief legal counsel @ Southern California Edison. ) (all also attorneys for Verizon), Edison’s John Bryson


Wilson Sonsini Team: John Roos, Mark Parnes, Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


DLA Piper Team — “Pro Bono” Home of CaliforniaALL, Home to OBAMA FOR AMERICA Draft Committee : Steve Churchwell, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Attia

OBAMA FOR AMERICA TEAM # 1 : Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, John Roos, Steven Churchwell, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris, Mitch Kapor (Obama for America’s Tech Guru and Husband of CaliforniaALL’s Freada Kapor Klein, OBAMA FOR AMERICA’S Phone-Bank Located at “The Kapor Center”)


CPUC Team: Mike Peevey, Pete Arth (who met/co-conspired with Ruthe Ashley and Sarah Redfield), Tim Simon, Geoff Brown, and Dian Grueneich (later of Morrison & Foerster)


State Bar of California Board of Governors / Executives Team: Jeff Bleich, Ruthe Ashley, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Patricia Lee, CaliforniaALL’s Judy Johnson – Executive Director of State Bar of California, Gwen Moore, Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, AARP’s Jeannine English Dickstein — spouse of Howard Dickstein ( business partner of Mark Friedman), AARP’s George Davis, Craig Holden (of Lewis Brisbois / MGA / Council on Access and Fairness)


California Bar Foundation Team During Alleged Planning/ Embezzlement of $780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL: Annette Carnegie, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Mark Parnes, Geoff Brown, and Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital), Thomas Silk (CPA of Mitch and Freada Kapor), Doug Winthrop of Howard Rice (attorney for PG&E, Steve Poizner, suspect in alleged bribery of Joseph Grodin and Geoffrey Brown, co-conspirator alongside Jerry Falk in matter of In Re Girardi)

CalPers Team: Ruthe Catolico Ashley ( “Utility APA” ; State Bar of California BOG Member ; friend of than Judicial Council Member Tani Cantil ; Later, CEO of CaliforniaALL)


California Department of Insurance Team: CaliforniaALL’ Steve Poizner (2010 candidate for the California gubernatorial election ; ties to Howard Rice, Wilson Sonsini, Mitch and Freada Kapor)



“Energy Team”: CaliforniaALL’s Darrell Steinberg, Kip Lipper (brother of neferious Donna Lucas) and State Bar of California BOG Member — Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers


TIER 2

Funds from CaliforniaALL to UC Irvine Foundation and suspicious circumstances surrounding sham launch of SALUCI – Saturday Academy of Law, fraud by Allen Matkins, Robert and Karina Hamilton, sham blog enteries by Adam Stock of Allen Matkins, fraud by UNH’s Sarah Redfield, Voice of OC Directors: Joe Dunn / Thomas Girardi / Erwin Chemerinsky / Jim Brosnahan and CPA Kinde Durkee


UC Irvine Foundation Team: UC Irvine Foundation Team : Joe Dunn, Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky


UC Irvine and UC Irvine Law School Team: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and Karina Hamilton


VOICE OF OC TEAM: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Jim Brosnahan, Tom Girardi, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and CPA Kinde Durkee (presently, under the care of Uncle Sam)


Judicial Council Team: Joe Dunn, Thomas Girardi, and Tani Cantil


Allen Matkins “Subterfuge Team”: Robert Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, and Adam Stock

TIER 3

McGeorge School of Law / Sacramento / Kevin Johnson-Mark Friedman- Chris Young


McGeorge Team: CaliforniaALL’s Morrison England and spouse – CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy England, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki, State Bar of California Deputy-Executive-Director RAH, and McGeorge Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (confederate of Sarah Redfield re various conventions and trips i.e. Hawaii- Manoa, Monterey, etc. ; responsible for “shiduch” between Judge England and Torie Flournoy)


KEVIN JOHNSON MAYORAL CAMPAIGN / SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA:Kevin Johnson, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Friedman/CaliforniaALL’s CPA — Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associates

For more about Kevin Johnson, McGeorge School of Law, and Sarah Redfiled See CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL

TIER 4

CaliforniaALL Executives, Board and Advisory Council


CaliforniaALL’s Executive Directors: Interim Director Sarah Redfield, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, and Larissa Parecki


DIRECTORS: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal ‘s James Hsu — “Utility APA” and Attorney for Cache Creek Casino, Utility APA Pat Fong-Kushida, Torie Flournoy England, CityView’s Victor Miramontes, Gibor Basri, Freada Kapor Klein, Cary Martin Zellerbach, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture, Ophelia Basgal of Pacific Gas & Electric, Frank Quevedo of Verizon, Jay Ferguson, Maria Del Pilar Avila, Federico (“Fred”) Buenrostro of CalPERS (recently indicted) , Winston Doby, James Lewis of Verizon


ADVISORY COUNCIL:Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Kamala Harris, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Hon. Morrison England, Steve Poizner, Darrell Steinberg, Peter Reinke, Curren Price

BREAKING NEWS: Fed Charged Federico “Fred” Buenrostro of CalPERS with Fraud, Bribery [ TLR Note: 1- Buenrostro – part of CaliforniaALL financial scheme, see attached document 2- Part of conspiracy between Ruthe Catolico Ashley and Freada Kapor Klein to appoint Kapor-Klein as “consensus candidate” for purpose of later laundering money through Kapor Enterprises, allegedly)

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials on Monday charged the former head of the nation’s largest pension fund and one of his business associates with falsifying documents and other charges in a long-running influence peddling and bribery investigation.

A grand jury in San Francisco charged Federico Buenrostro Jr. and Alfred Villalobos, and they were booked and released on bond Monday after briefly appearing in court.

Buenrostro, 64, served as CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from late 2002 until June 2008. Villalobos, 69, served on the CalPERS board and is a former vice mayor of Los Angeles.

The indictment alleges the two conspired to fabricate documents that certified to federal regulators that Villalobos’ firm had obtained required “investor disclosure letters” from CalPERS to serve as a “transfer agent.” The indictment charges that the falsified documents allowed Villalobos to reap $14 million in fees for serving as a middleman between CalPERS and a prominent investment firm handling $3 billion in CalPERS’ money.

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/fred-buenrostro-ex-calper_n_2902958.html

AND @:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2012/04/23/calpers-ceo-charged-with-20m-scheme.html?page=all

AND @:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/03/18/former-pension-fund-exec-charged/1997747/

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ATTACHED DOCUMENT, BELOW:

CalALL_Mar2009Newsletter by CaliforniaALLExposed

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CaliforniaALL actors, below:

CalALL

TIER 1


Morrison & Foerster Team – Attorneys and Legal Counsel of CaliforniaALL: Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Eric Tate, and Susan Mac Cormac


Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Southern California Edison/ Berkshire Hathaway Director Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, and Robert Adler (Presently Adler chief legal counsel @ Southern California Edison. ) (all also attorneys for Verizon), Edison’s John Bryson


Wilson Sonsini Team: John Roos, Mark Parnes, Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


DLA Piper Team — “Pro Bono” Home of CaliforniaALL, Home to OBAMA FOR AMERICA Draft Committee : Steve Churchwell, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Attia

OBAMA FOR AMERICA TEAM # 1 : Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, John Roos, Steven Churchwell, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris, Mitch Kapor (Obama for America’s Tech Guru and Husband of CaliforniaALL’s Freada Kapor Klein, OBAMA FOR AMERICA’S Phone-Bank Located at “The Kapor Center”)


CPUC Team: Mike Peevey, Pete Arth (who met/co-conspired with Ruthe Ashley and Sarah Redfield), Tim Simon, Geoff Brown, and Dian Grueneich (later of Morrison & Foerster)


State Bar of California Board of Governors / Executives Team: Jeff Bleich, Ruthe Ashley, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Patricia Lee, CaliforniaALL’s Judy Johnson – Executive Director of State Bar of California, Gwen Moore, Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, AARP’s Jeannine English Dickstein — spouse of Howard Dickstein ( business partner of Mark Friedman), AARP’s George Davis, Craig Holden (of Lewis Brisbois / MGA / Council on Access and Fairness)


California Bar Foundation Team During Alleged Planning/ Embezzlement of $780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL: Annette Carnegie, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Mark Parnes, Geoff Brown, and Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital), Thomas Silk (CPA of Mitch and Freada Kapor), Doug Winthrop of Howard Rice (attorney for PG&E, Steve Poizner, suspect in alleged bribery of Joseph Grodin and Geoffrey Brown, co-conspirator alongside Jerry Falk in matter of In Re Girardi)

CalPers Team: Ruthe Catolico Ashley ( “Utility APA” ; State Bar of California BOG Member ; friend of than Judicial Council Member Tani Cantil ; Later, CEO of CaliforniaALL)


California Department of Insurance Team: CaliforniaALL’ Steve Poizner (2010 candidate for the California gubernatorial election ; ties to Howard Rice, Wilson Sonsini, Mitch and Freada Kapor)



“Energy Team”: CaliforniaALL’s Darrell Steinberg, Kip Lipper (brother of neferious Donna Lucas) and State Bar of California BOG Member — Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers


TIER 2

Funds from CaliforniaALL to UC Irvine Foundation and suspicious circumstances surrounding sham launch of SALUCI – Saturday Academy of Law, fraud by Allen Matkins, Robert and Karina Hamilton, sham blog enteries by Adam Stock of Allen Matkins, fraud by UNH’s Sarah Redfield, Voice of OC Directors: Joe Dunn / Thomas Girardi / Erwin Chemerinsky / Jim Brosnahan and CPA Kinde Durkee


UC Irvine Foundation Team: UC Irvine Foundation Team : Joe Dunn, Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky


UC Irvine and UC Irvine Law School Team: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and Karina Hamilton


VOICE OF OC TEAM: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Jim Brosnahan, Tom Girardi, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and CPA Kinde Durkee (presently, under the care of Uncle Sam)


Judicial Council Team: Joe Dunn, Thomas Girardi, and Tani Cantil


Allen Matkins “Subterfuge Team”: Robert Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, and Adam Stock

TIER 3

McGeorge School of Law / Sacramento / Kevin Johnson-Mark Friedman- Chris Young


McGeorge Team: CaliforniaALL’s Morrison England and spouse – CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy England, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki, State Bar of California Deputy-Executive-Director RAH, and McGeorge Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (confederate of Sarah Redfield re various conventions and trips i.e. Hawaii- Manoa, Monterey, etc. ; responsible for “shiduch” between Judge England and Torie Flournoy)


KEVIN JOHNSON MAYORAL CAMPAIGN / SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA:Kevin Johnson, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Friedman/CaliforniaALL’s CPA — Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associates

For more about Kevin Johnson, McGeorge School of Law, and Sarah Redfiled See CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL

TIER 4

CaliforniaALL Executives, Board and Advisory Council


CaliforniaALL’s Executive Directors: Interim Director Sarah Redfield, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, and Larissa Parecki


DIRECTORS: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal ‘s James Hsu — “Utility APA” and Attorney for Cache Creek Casino, Utility APA Pat Fong-Kushida, Torie Flournoy England, CityView’s Victor Miramontes, Gibor Basri, Freada Kapor Klein, Cary Martin Zellerbach, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture, Ophelia Basgal of Pacific Gas & Electric, Frank Quevedo of Verizon, Jay Ferguson, Maria Del Pilar Avila, Federico (“Fred”) Buenrostro of CalPERS (recently indicted) , Winston Doby


ADVISORY COUNCIL:Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Kamala Harris, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Hon. Morrison England, Steve Poizner, Darrell Steinberg, Peter Reinke, Curren Price

Addendum #1 to “William Hauck of Goddard Claussen / Blue Cross / California Forward / Golden Pacific Bank” : California State University Trustee (TLR Editorial Notes: 1-TLR thanks anon reader for reminder 2- Jeffrey Bleich — also California State University Trustee 3- Hauck one who arranged for bizarre “amicus curie” brief California State University submitted to California Supreme Court re pending case dealing with personal residence of Mitchell and Freada Kapor 4. Most of Golden Pacific Bank directors — Fishy i.e. William Hauck, Pat-Fong Kushida, Donna Lucas, Cassandra Walker Pye, and several others. May relate to allegation of financial crimes described in Dydzak v. Schwarzenegger as many with strong connections to Schwarzenegger ]

Please see original story @:

http://tinyurl.com/qhwfplg

 

Addendum #2 to “CaliforniaALL — Final Tally of Alleged Actors / Teams”: 1. Dan Morain and Henry Weinstein — both of UC Irvine School of Law AND Voice of OC (as is Erwin Chemerinsky) . Voice of OC Actors: Dan Morain, Henry Weinstein, Erwin Chemerinsky, Joe Dunn, Tom Girardi, and Jim Brosnahan, also part of scheme dubbed “make believe launching of SAL.” . 2. Also added to California Bar Foundation Team was CPA Thomas Silk — who is, coincidently, also the CPA of Mitch and Freada Kapor]

CalALL

TIER 1


Morrison & Foerster Team – Attorneys and Legal Counsel of CaliforniaALL: Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Eric Tate, and Susan Mac Cormac


Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Southern California Edison/ Berkshire Hathaway Director Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, and Robert Adler (Presently Adler chief legal counsel @ Southern California Edison. ) (all also attorneys for Verizon), Edison’s John Bryson


Wilson Sonsini Team: John Roos, Mark Parnes, Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


DLA Piper Team — “Pro Bono” Home of CaliforniaALL, Home to OBAMA FOR AMERICA Draft Committee : Steve Churchwell, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Attia

OBAMA FOR AMERICA TEAM # 1 : Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, John Roos, Steven Churchwell, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris, Mitch Kapor (Obama for America’s Tech Guru and Husband of CaliforniaALL’s Freada Kapor Klein, OBAMA FOR AMERICA’S Phone-Bank Located at “The Kapor Center”)


CPUC Team: Mike Peevey, Pete Arth (who met/co-conspired with Ruthe Ashley and Sarah Redfield), Tim Simon, Geoff Brown, and Dian Grueneich (later of Morrison & Foerster)


State Bar of California Board of Governors / Executives Team: Jeff Bleich, Ruthe Ashley, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Patricia Lee, CaliforniaALL’s Judy Johnson – Executive Director of State Bar of California, Gwen Moore, Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, AARP’s Jeannine English Dickstein — spouse of Howard Dickstein ( business partner of Mark Friedman), AARP’s George Davis


California Bar Foundation Team During Alleged Planning/ Embezzlement of $780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL: Annette Carnegie, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Mark Parnes, Geoff Brown, and Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital), Thomas Silk (CPA of Mitch and Freada Kapor), Doug Winthrop of Howard Rice (attorney for PG&E, Steve Poizner, suspect in alleged bribery of Joseph Grodin and Geoffrey Brown, co-conspirator alongside Jerry Falk in matter of In Re Girardi)

CalPers Team: Ruthe Catolico Ashley ( “Utility APA” ; State Bar of California BOG Member ; friend of than Judicial Council Member Tani Cantil ; Later, CEO of CaliforniaALL)


California Department of Insurance Team: CaliforniaALL’ Steve Poizner (2010 candidate for the California gubernatorial election ; ties to Howard Rice, Wilson Sonsini, Mitch and Freada Kapor)



“Energy Team”: CaliforniaALL’s Darrell Steinberg, Kip Lipper (brother of neferious Donna Lucas) and State Bar of California BOG Member — Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers


TIER 2

Funds from CaliforniaALL to UC Irvine Foundation and suspicious circumstances surrounding sham launch of SALUCI – Saturday Academy of Law, fraud by Allen Matkins, Robert and Karina Hamilton, sham blog enteries by Adam Stock of Allen Matkins, fraud by UNH’s Sarah Redfield, Voice of OC Directors: Joe Dunn / Thomas Girardi / Erwin Chemerinsky / Jim Brosnahan and CPA Kinde Durkee


UC Irvine Foundation Team: UC Irvine Foundation Team : Joe Dunn, Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky


UC Irvine and UC Irvine Law School Team: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and Karina Hamilton


VOICE OF OC TEAM: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Jim Brosnahan, Tom Girardi, Henry Weinstein, Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain, and CPA Kinde Durkee (presently, under the care of Uncle Sam)


Judicial Council Team: Joe Dunn, Thomas Girardi, and Tani Cantil


Allen Matkins “Subterfuge Team”: Robert Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, and Adam Stock

TIER 3

McGeorge School of Law / Sacramento / Kevin Johnson-Mark Friedman- Chris Young


McGeorge Team: CaliforniaALL’s Morrison England and spouse – CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy England, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki, State Bar of California Deputy-Executive-Director RAH, and McGeorge Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (confederate of Sarah Redfield re various conventions and trips i.e. Hawaii- Manoa, Monterey, etc. ; responsible for “shiduch” between Judge England and Torie Flournoy)


KEVIN JOHNSON MAYORAL CAMPAIGN / SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA:Kevin Johnson, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Friedman/CaliforniaALL’s CPA — Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associates

For more about Kevin Johnson, McGeorge School of Law, and Sarah Redfiled See CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL

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CaliforniaALL Executives, Board and Advisory Council


CaliforniaALL’s Executive Directors: Interim Director Sarah Redfield, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, and Larissa Parecki


DIRECTORS: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal ‘s James Hsu — “Utility APA” and Attorney for Cache Creek Casino, Utility APA Pat Fong-Kushida, Torie Flournoy England, CityView’s Victor Miramontes, Gibor Basri, Freada Kapor Klein, Cary Martin Zellerbach, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture, Ophelia Basgal of Pacific Gas & Electric, Frank Quevedo of Verizon


ADVISORY COUNCIL:Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Kamala Harris, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Hon. Morrison England, Steve Poizner, Darrell Steinberg

Addendum # 1 to “CaliforniaALL — Final Tally of Alleged Actors / Teams”: State Bar of California Board of Directors Public Member George Davis of American Association of Retired Persons (“AARP”) [TLR Editorial Notes: 1. Number of African-American involved — Alarming 2. George Davis never disclosed to YR his involvement with AARP who had filed a complaint with BOG against Jeannine English (wife of Howard Dickstein) in connection with Cy Pres arranged by Thomas Girardi to AARP 3. Clearly, George Davis had a duty to speak, but not surprisingly at all, he chose to mislead. Likewise, Davis part of group who filed false criminal charges against YR with Yolo County DA in re matter of Sara Granda’s ethics complaint. 4. it now appears that AARP is also behind misuse of sham non-profit CaliforniaALL in order to place Barack Obama in the White House in re OBAMACARE 5. George Davis — third AARP operative embroiled in misconduct in addition to Jeannine English and two-faced-fraudster Barbara O’Connor of Lucas Public Affairs. 6. YR – roger that]

George Davis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CONTACT: Charee Gillins, (626) 585-2606 or cgillins@aarp.org

George Davis Appointed AARP State President

African-American Business Executive is Top Advocate for

AARP’s 3.1 million members in California

PASADENA, CA – George Davis of Los Angeles, CA, has been appointed AARP California State President. Prior to his appointment, Davis was acting state president and served for two years on the state’s Executive Council, a five-member council that provides direction and leadership in carrying out AARP’s strategic priorities in California.

Davis came to AARP as a distinguished executive in the broadcasting and entertainment industry.  He is currently Principal of Davis Broadband Group, a Culver City based consulting firm that advises media and entertainment companies on digital content distribution.  Earlier in his career, Davis was managing television technical operations in the US and Asia at Technicolor and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Please continue @:

http://states.aarp.org/george-davis-appointed-aarp-state-president/

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CaliforniaALL — Final Tally of Alleged Actors / Teams  –  Addendum 1

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Morrison & Foerster Team – Attorneys and Legal Counsel of CaliforniaALL: Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Eric Tate, and Susan Mac Cormac


Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips


Wilson Sonsini Team: John Roos, Mark Parnes, Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


DLA Piper Team — “Pro Bono” Home of CaliforniaALL, Home to OBAMA FOR AMERICA Draft Committee : Steve Churchwell, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Attia

OBAMA FOR AMERICA TEAM # 1 : Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, John Roos, Steven Churchwell, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris, Mitch Kapor (Obama for America’s Tech Guru and Husband of CaliforniaALL’s Freada Kapor Klein, OBAMA FOR AMERICA’S Phone-Bank Located at “The Kapor Center”)


CPUC Team: Mike Peevey, Pete Arth (who met/co-conspired with Ruthe Ashley and Sarah Redfield), Tim Simon, Geoff Brown, and Dian Grueneich (later of Morrison & Foerster)


State Bar of California Board of Governors / Executives Team: Jeff Bleich, Ruthe Ashley, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Patricia Lee, CaliforniaALL’s Judy Johnson – Executive Director of State Bar of California, Gwen Moore, Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, AARP’s Jeannine English Dickstein — spouse of Howard Dickstein ( business partner of Mark Friedman), AARP’s George Davis


California Bar Foundation Team During Alleged Planning/ Embezzlement of $780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL: Annette Carnegie, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Mark Parnes, Geoff Brown, and Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


CalPers Team: Ruthe Catolico Ashley ( “Utility APA” ; State Bar of California BOG Member ; friend of than Judicial Council Member Tani Cantil ; Later, CEO of CaliforniaALL)


California Department of Insurance Team: CaliforniaALL’ Steve Poizner (2010 candidate for the California gubernatorial election ; ties to Howard Rice, Wilson Sonsini, Mitch and Freada Kapor)



“Energy Team”: CaliforniaALL’s Darrell Steinberg, Kip Lipper (brother of neferious Donna Lucas) and State Bar of California BOG Member — Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers


TIER 2

Funds from CaliforniaALL to UC Irvine Foundation and suspicious circumstances surrounding sham launch of SALUCI – Saturday Academy of Law, fraud by Allen Matkins, Robert and Karina Hamilton, sham blog enteries by Adam Stock of Allen Matkins, fraud by UNH’s Sarah Redfield, Voice of OC Directors: Joe Dunn / Thomas Girardi / Erwin Chemerinsky / Jim Brosnahan and CPA Kinde Durkee


UC Irvine Foundation Team: UC Irvine Foundation Team : Joe Dunn, Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky


VOICE OF OC TEAM: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Jim Brosnahan, Tom Girardi, and CPA Kinde Durkee


Judicial Council Team: Joe Dunn, Thomas Girardi, and Tani Cantil


Allen Matkins “Subterfuge Team”: Robert Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, and Adam Stock

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McGeorge School of Law / Sacramento / Kevin Johnson-Mark Friedman- Chris Young


McGeorge Team: CaliforniaALL’s Morrison England and spouse – CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy England, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki, State Bar of California Deputy-Executive-Director RAH, and McGeorge Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (confederate of Sarah Redfield re various conventions and trips i.e. Hawaii- Manoa, Monterey, etc. ; responsible for “shiduch” between Judge England and Torie Flournoy)


KEVIN JOHNSON MAYORAL CAMPAIGN / SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA:Kevin Johnson, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Friedman/CaliforniaALL’s CPA — Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associates

For more about Kevin Johnson, McGeorge School of Law, and Sarah Redfiled See CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL

TIER 4

CaliforniaALL Executives, Board and Advisory Council


CaliforniaALL’s Executive Directors: Interim Director Sarah Redfield, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, and Larissa Parecki


DIRECTORS: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal ‘s James Hsu — “Utility APA” and Attorney for Cache Creek Casino, Utility APA Pat Fong-Kushida, Torie Flournoy England, CityView’s Victor Miramontes, Gibor Basri, Freada Kapor Klein, Cary Martin Zellerbach, Douglas Scrivner of Accenture


ADVISORY COUNCIL:Michael Peevey, Tim Simon, Kamala Harris, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Hon. Morrison England, Steve Poizner,

The Sun will Shine on Sonnenschein: Is Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal’s James Hsu of CaliforniaALL More Than Just a Garden Variety “Utility APA” ?? (TLR Editorial Notes: 1. Incidentally, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal represents Yolo County’s Cache Creek Casino which pays the salaries of Michael Cabral, Jeff Reisig, Jonathan Raven, Bruce Naliboff, Etc. 2. Based on many factors, It now appears that shenanigans surrounding CaliforniaALL was most likely related to, among others, “OBAMA FOR AMERICA,” and various other election campaigns i.e. Kevin Johnson, Kamala Harris, Steve Poizner, Jerry Brown Etc. (readers must ask themselves, if CaliforniaALL was Kosher, why would Keker & Van Nest attempt to “hide” Chris Young i.e. “Three-Card-Monte.” 3. Also under scrutiny is the relationship between Morrison & Foerster, Client Station Casinos, Cache Creek Casino, Hon. Chief Marshall McKay )]

TIER 1


Morrison & Foerster Team – Attorneys and Legal Counsel of CaliforniaALL: Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Eric Tate, and Susan Mac Cormac


Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips


Wilson Sonsini Team: John Roos, Mark Parnes, Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


DLA Piper Team — “Pro Bono” Home of CaliforniaALL, Home to OBAMA FOR AMERICA Draft Committee : Steve Churchwell, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Attia

OBAMA FOR AMERICA TEAM # 1 : Jim Brosnahan, Tony West, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, John Roos, Steven Churchwell, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Kamala Harris, Mitch Kapor (Obama for America’s Tech Guru and Husband of CaliforniaALL’s Freada Kapor Klein, OBAMA FOR AMERICA’S Phone-Bank Located at “The Kapor Center”)


CPUC Team: Mike Peevey, Pete Arth (who met/co-conspired with Ruthe Ashley and Sarah Redfield), Tim Simon, Geoff Brown, and Dian Grueneich (later of Morrison & Foerster)


State Bar of California Board of Governors / Executives Team: Jeff Bleich, Ruthe Ashley, Laura Chick, CaliforniaALL’s Patricia Lee, CaliforniaALL’s Judy Johnson – Executive Director of State Bar of California, Gwen Moore, Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, Jeannine English Dickstein — spouse of Howard Dickstein ( business partner of Mark Friedman)


California Bar Foundation Team During Alleged Planning/ Embezzlement of $780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL: Annette Carnegie, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Mark Parnes, Geoff Brown, and Joilene Wood Grove (spouse of California Bar Foundation Treasurer David Grove of Vaquero Capital)


CalPers Team: Ruthe Catolico Ashley ( “Utility APA” ; State Bar of California BOG Member ; friend of than Judicial Council Member Tani Cantil ; Later, CEO of CaliforniaALL)


California Department of Insurance Team: CaliforniaALL’ Steve Poizner (2010 candidate for the California gubernatorial election ; ties to Howard Rice, Wilson Sonsini, Mitch and Freada Kapor)



“Energy Team”: CaliforniaALL’s Darrell Steinberg, Kip Lipper (brother of neferious Donna Lucas) and State Bar of California BOG Member — Gay Godfather Dennis Mangers


TIER 2

Funds from CaliforniaALL to UC Irvine Foundation and suspicious circumstances surrounding sham launch of SALUCI – Saturday Academy of Law, fraud by Allen Matkins, Robert and Karina Hamilton, sham blog enteries by Adam Stock of Allen Matkins, fraud by UNH’s Sarah Redfield, Voice of OC Directors: Joe Dunn / Thomas Girardi / Erwin Chemerinsky / Jim Brosnahan and CPA Kinde Durkee


UC Irvine Foundation Team: UC Irvine Foundation Team : Joe Dunn, Mark Robinson, and Erwin Chemerinsky


VOICE OF OC TEAM: Joe Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Jim Brosnahan, Tom Girardi, and CPA Kinde Durkee


Judicial Council Team: Joe Dunn, Thomas Girardi, and Tani Cantil


Allen Matkins “Subterfuge Team”: Robert Hamilton, Karina Hamilton, and Adam Stock

TIER 3

McGeorge School of Law / Sacramento / Kevin Johnson-Mark Friedman- Chris Young


McGeorge Team: CaliforniaALL’s Morrison England and spouse – CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy England, Gilles Attia, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki, State Bar of California Deputy-Executive-Director RAH, and McGeorge Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (confederate of Sarah Redfield re various conventions and trips i.e. Hawaii- Manoa, Monterey, etc. ; responsible for “shiduch” between Judge England and Torie Flournoy)


KEVIN JOHNSON MAYORAL CAMPAIGN / SACRAMENTO FOR OBAMA:Kevin Johnson, Three-Card-Monte‘s Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Friedman/CaliforniaALL’s CPA — Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associates

For more about Kevin Johnson, McGeorge School of Law, and Sarah Redfiled See CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL

TIER 4

CaliforniaALL Executives, Board and Advisory Council


Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal ‘s James Hsu — “Utility APA” and Attorney for Cache Creek Casino

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For complete list, please see @:

http://tinyurl.com/njw37bp

BIGNEWSNETWORK – Mitch Kapor: “SEC proposed fundraising rules could be a disaster for small business and startups” (TLR Note: Freada and Mitch, please apologize to Chandler for not being included in the photo)

Mitch Kapor

Founder and funder Mitch Kapor, shown here with his wife Freada Kapor Klein, has written to the SEC warning that its proposed fundraising rules could be a disaster for small business and startups. Spencer Brown/San Francisco Business Times

Longtime tech founder and funder Mitch Kapor on Wednesday joined the chorus of startup experts who oppose fundraising rule changes proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Practices that have worked well without incident for decades could suddenly become unintentional minefields for honest startups and sophisticated investors alike,” said the man who founded Lotus and co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Mozilla Foundation.

Kapor has made more than 200 seed and early stage investments over a 28-year career and is now managing partner of Kapor Capital, which makes 20 to 25 new investments each year.

Please continue @:

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/216857396/scat/2d152a2dc9f192ff

AND @:

http://upstart.bizjournals.com/money/loot/2013/09/08/mitch-kapor-sec-proposal-threatens.html

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Photo of Chandler, please see @:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/09/04/mitch-kapor-sec-proposal-threatens.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+industry_7+%28Industry+Technology%29

“All in the Mishpocha” — Copy of Dan Dydzak Motion for Expedited Hearing Before United States Supreme Court [ TLR Note: Notice allegations Re: Epstein and son. To date, high number of Jewish operatives (and family members) under scrutiny for alleged gross acts of misconduct — extremely troubling. For example, Lea and David Rosenberg, Jeannine English-Dickstein and Howard Dickstein,Freada Kapor-Klein and Mitchell Kapor,Laura and Robert Chick, Kay, Matt and David Werdegar, Barbara and Starr Babcock,Ronald and Eric George,David and Cynthia Pasternak,Dianne Feisnstein and Richard Blum, Donna Lucas and Kip Lipper, Bill Hebert and Lori Shechter

UPDATE #1 to “Something is Rotten in Yolo County – Part 2: Deconstructing Shyster or Saint Dave Rosenberg ” : JERRY BROWN [ TLR Notes: 1. Update re connection between Rosenberg and Brown during Brown first/first term as California Governor. At that time, Rosenberg part of Brown’s staff ( as was Justice J. Anthony Kline aka Tony Kline – an otherwise straight shooter) 2. Post relevant due to disquieting ties between Rosenberg and a) Judicial Council’s Mark Robinson of CalALL financial scheme b) Judicial Council’s Angela Davis of US Attorney who probably sicced FBI agent Bell against YR because he managed to unearth CalALL , CCPF, and other scandals c) Howard Dickstein and/or Cache Creek Casino / Chief Marshall Mc Cay c) Jerry Brown – cousin of CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown in re Cal ALL, CCPF, myriad suspected acts of bribery re Cal Energy Crisis, money laundering of utility money to California Democratic Party d) Attorney General Jerry Brown — potential involvement in prima facie appearance of bribery , also exposed by YR, whereas PG&E / Howard Rice/ Jerry Falk / Amy Margolin bribed Joseph Grodin vis-a-vis UC System e) Jerry Brown disqueting ties to Mitch and Freada Kapor

Update to developing story “Something is Rotten in Yolo County – Part 2: Deconstructing Shyster or Saint Dave Rosenberg,” please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2013/04/05/something-is-rotten-in-yolo-county-part-2-deconstructing-shyster-or-saint-dave-rosenberg-15661951/

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PG&E / Joseph Grodin:

A former member of the now-defunct, San Francisco-based law firm of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin has been identified as a potential wrongdoer in a civil inquiry into the peculiar circumstances surrounding familiar faces and a familiar utility company, in the context of two relatively unknown non-profit entities — IGS and CSCHS

Amy Margolin
Ms. Amy Margolin (image: courtesy photo)

Prominent LGBTQ activist and appellate law specialist Amy E. Margolin (who currently practices out of the Novato-based appellate boutique Bien & Summers) is being looked upon for indications she may have acted as a middleman and conduit for alleged financial improprieties in various legal proceedings involving Pacific Gas Electric & Company (“PG & E “), the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), former CPUC Commissioner Geoffrey Brown, private judge Joseph Grodin, and Howard Rice, the firm that represented PG&E.

Those various state, federal, and CPUC proceedings involving PG&E primarily relate to proceedings stemming from California’s energy crisis, as well as the 2001 bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent 2007 litigation in which the State of California accused PG&E and its parent company of usurping and hiding assets.

The civil inquiry, conducted by Yolo County’s YR, views Margolin — who was part of the legal team which represented PG&E — as someone who may potentially have a played a role in this misconduct, although this investigation is continuing.

Unfortunately, Margolin’s association with Howard Rice alone creates concern. As readers may recall, Howard Rice is a firm which YR has previously managed to discredit on two occasions in matters involving a) In Re Girardi / Howard Rice’s special prosecutor Jerry Falk and b) Geoffrey Brown / Douglas Winthrop (managing director of Howard Rice), who both served as directors of the California Bar Foundation in connection with PG&E’s Ophelia Basgal of CaliforniaALL, in the context of allegations of financial improprieties.

Hence, when examining the circumstances surrounding the California Supreme Court Historical Society (“CSCHS”) and discovering the presence of PG&E; PG&E’s Ophelia Basgal of CaliforniaALL, who served as the “Treasurer” of CSCHS; Amy Margolin, and private judge Joseph Grodin, whose legal opinion Bill Lockyer and Jerry Brown relied upon in deciding to dismiss the case against PG&E, it is difficult not to question whether any misconduct has taken place in this setting given the prior history between Howard Rice and PG&E.

Adding fuel to the fire is the recent discovery that CSCHS — while headed by the embattled Ronald George — seeks financial donations, some of which it later forwarded to an entity known as the Institute of Governmental Studies (“IGS”), where Eric George (son of Ronald George) serves as a director.

 

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FBI phone interview of YR:

1. Redacted FBI report shown below.

2. The report unfairly creates the impression that YR’s demand letter to Jeannine English was sent in connection with CaliforniaALL financial scheme.

3. Per Yr, the reason CaliforniaALL came-up during the conversation with FBI Special Agent Bell was because of an initial impression FBI Special Agent Bell had called to discuss CaliforniaALL financial scheme.

4. Obviously, demand letter was only in connection with the State Bar of California intentional mishandling of the Ninth Circuit matter of In Re Girardi, potential business relationship between Howard Dickstein (husband of Jeannine English) and Thomas Girardi, conflicts of interest, lack of disclosures, etc. See YR’s involvement in matter of In Re Girardi HERE

5. Per Yr, had he wanted to unfairly impose on Jeannine English and Howard Dickstein, he would have confront them with allegations that Thomas Girardi and Bill Lockeyer “secretly own” shares in Indian Casinos that are represented by Howard Dickstein. Hear explosive audio HERE

6. Per YR, “I explained to the FBI agent that in my mind the email to Ms. English constituted a demand letter. However, the agent stated that this was incorrect because, according to his understanding, a suit has to be filed first and only later can settlement negotiations begin. As such, I immediately and spontaneously informed the agent that I would withdraw the communication. He stated that this will be very much appreciated, and that he was certain the attorney who asked him to call me would also be appreciative , and that it will “go a long way” to resolving the matter. ”

7. YR believes the “Demand Letter” did not rise to level of extortion/attempted extortion because there was never a wrongful use of force or fear or threat to: A- use force or threats of using force to injure a person or property, B- accuse anyone of a crime C-threat to reveal a secret. Nevertheless, YR plans to fully comply with the promise he had given FBI Special Agent Bell.

 Redacted Copy of FBI Report In Re Jeannine English -- Spouse of Howard Dickstein

BREAKING NEWS: YR amends title of prospective suit ; adds to list of defendants Peter Arth , Timothy Simon, Geoffrey Brown, Dian Grueneich [ TLR Notes: Per YR, suit to be filed probably by Monday or Tuesday of next week. During weekend apprehensive YR to further contemplate how to best achieve objectives, venue, causes of actions, additional defendants (especially all 2007-2008 Cal Bar Foundation Directors i,e, Holly Fujie, Douglas Winthrop, Jeff Bleich ; all 2007-2008 UC Irvine Foundation ; Stephen Leo “Steve” Poizner of DOI), cross the t’s and dot the i’s 2. Rational behind amending style of suit from “John Doe v. Allen Matkins” to “John Doe v. Michael Peevey” to better achieve objectives of legal action by obtaining support of law makers/consumer groups/general public who are much more interested in “CPUC/Utilities Corruption” (rather than “California Bar Corruption.”) 3. Causes of action against Peter Arth (aka “Mayor Juana”), Timothy Simon, Dian Grueneich, Geoffrey Brown in individual capacity re conspiracy to create sham non-profit (“CaliforniaALL”) which will serve as vehicle to embezzle/launder money, and for voting (saved Brown) to appoint Freada Kapor Klein as “consensus director,” etc.]


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

DEVELOPING STORY….. DETAILS SOON……

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Cast of Characters

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, Michael Peevey, Peter Arth, Timothy Simon, Geoffrey Brown, Dian Grueneich, 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, Hon. Michael Drake – UC Irvine Chancellor, Sarah E. Redfield, Eric Tate, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie

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* denotes names of defendants that were named, reluctantl.

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

JOHN DOE, an individual

Plaintiff

V.

Michael Peevey; Peter Arth ; Timothy Simon; Geoffrey Brown; Dian Grueneich; Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP.; Robert M. Hamilton; Karina Hamilton; Adam L. Stock ; *Mary Ellen Zellerbach AKA Carry Zellerbach; *Martin Investment Management, LLC ; Morrison &Foerster; James J. Brosnahan; Susan H. Mac Cormac; Eric A. Tate; Sarah E. Redfield; Ruthe C. Ashley; *University of New Hampshire School of Law; Munger Tolles & OIson; Ronald L. Olson; *Freada Kapor Klein; Verizon Communications Inc.; Ophelia Basgal; Southern California Edison; Edison International; Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; Verizon Foundation; Accenture; *Douglas G. Scrivner; Patricia Fong-Kushida; *Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP ; *SNR Denton; James Hsu; *Bradley S. Phillips; Darrell S. Steinberg ; *Mark G. Parnes; *Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Douglas A. Winthrop; *CityView; Victor Miramontes; *Larissa Parecki; Voice of OC; *Gibor Basri; *Kamala D. Harris; *DLA Piper; *Erwin Chemerinsky ; Voice of OC; David Washburn; *Morrison C. England; *Torie Flournoy- England; Buchalter Nemer ; *University of California, Irvine Foundation; Mark Robinson; Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson; Maria del Pilar Avila ; Level Playing Field Institute ; James Lewis; Jack T. O’Connell ; Michael Peevey ; Frank J. Quevedo ; *UCI Chancellor Michael Drake ; unknown owner of CALALL.ORG – fraudulently re-launched in July of 2012; John Does 1-10, inclusive

DEFENDANTS

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The Leslie Brodie Report Mulls Liaising with Champion of Justice Dr Joe Zernik for Purpose of Understating Reason Large Number of Jews Stand Accused of Greed, Financial Shenanigans and Myriad Schemes [ TLR Note: To date, TLR managed to document close to 80 California Jews (mostly member of JNC Cabal) who are either presently under scrutiny or those previously accused of misconduct 2. Conventional wisdom provides the following reasons a) Bay Area based-Orthodox Rabbi (not YR) avers lack of anti-Semitism in California, unaware population/ population shift/ disappearances of White middle-class/ support of large corporation, and relative anonymity of modern society allow some Jews to operate with impunity. Shockingly, said Rabbi believes “little” anti-Semitism is a “good thing” to keep Jews on their toes. b) source of problem — because of anti-Semitism/ Pogroms/ Holocaust/ Oppression, some Jews — mostly Eastern-European — developed various mechanism (greed, trickery, sense of humor, political ideas, shyster personality, penchant for “air professions” ) in order to survive — theory of Benjamin Disraeli]

Previously, in response to a request by The Leslie Brodie Report (“TLR”), Dr. Joseph Zernik provided a short review of the history of the corruption in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, highlighting the Iran-Contra Scandal, the Rampart Scandal, and corruption within U.S. District Court in Los Angeles as key causes of the corruption.

See interview @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/08/29/fascinating-historical-overview-of-widespread-fraud-in-the-los-angeles-court-system-by-dr-joseph-zernik-11746814/

Now, TLR mulls asking Dr. Zernik to opine on the reason many of the key players in said corruption happened to be members of the Jewish faith. For example:

Sandor Samuels of Bet Tzedek
Sandor “Sandy” Samuels —  President & CEO of Bet Tzedek of Los Angeles.  Former senior executive and chief legal officer at Countrywide Financial Corporation.  A RICO suit alleges that Samuels was appointed President and CEO of Bet Tzedek largely due to his working knowledge of how to operate an enterprise which engages in myriad financial crimes.

Alex Kozinski
Judge Alex Kozinski — trail of grave misconduct include a) supporter of “The Malek Manual” – whereas concerned citizens who follow the plight of American whistleblowers in exposing fraud, corruption, incompetence, waste and abuse usually find themselves on the receiving end of wanton investigations, malicious prosecutions and warrantless surveillance. b) appointment of Rory Little as special prosecutor in matter of In Re Girardi despite clear conflict of interest. c) obstruction of justice in refusing to process complaint against Judge Morrison England  d) “judge shopping” in matters relating to whistleblower Dan Dydzak.

John Goldman
John Goldman —  lives in Atherton with his wife, Marcia . All Former — Chairman of Willis Insurance Services of California, Inc. ; Chief Executive Officer of Richard N. Goldman & Co., an insurance brokerage firm; president of Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco ). Penchant for supporting African-American political candidates. Handler of Democratic Party’s legal gladiator John Keker; disquieting ties to a) degenerate Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest/ Three-Card-Monte/ CaliforniaALL financial scheme b) alleged bribee Justice Kay Werdegar who was allegedly bribed vis-a-vis large donations to David Werdegar’s Institute of Aging aka “Goldman Institute of Aging” – originally named after John’s late father, Richard.  c) Cary Zellerbach of CaliforniaALL  scheme d)  UC Berkeley / SF Jewish Federation — Goldman Family practically controls both institutions. e) Freada Kapor Klein / Gibor Basri of CaliforniaALL scheme / UC Berkeley Foundation. f) Dianne Feinstein and husband – UC Regent Richard Blum.   Some members of San Francisco’s Russian- Jewish community aver the Goldmans indirectly responsible for events surrounding Pogrom @ SF Synagogue and related “60 Days Suspension Scandal” — The Leslie Brodie Report’s Raison d’être.


Jack Citrin of UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) where Eric George serves as director.  Citrin under intense scrutiny for alleged money laundering from California Supreme Court Historical Society (where CaliforniaALL’s Ophelia Basgal of PG&E served as Treasurer) to UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) for the purpose of bribing Ex-Justice Joseph Grodin in re litigation involving PG&E. Alleged accomplices: Ronald George, Eric George, Joseph Grodin, Richard Blum, Jerry Falk, Douglas Winthrop, Amy Margolin, Kay Werdegar. For complete story, please see  HERE

Steven Hirsch and Jeffrey Chanin  of Keker & Van Nest
Steven Hirsch and Jeffrey Chanin of Keker & Van Nest.  Co-Conspirators Hirsch and Chanin part of Three-Card-Monte fraudulent scheme (which included among others: Jon Streeter, Chris Young, Jeannine English, Howard Dickstein)  to delete profile of associate CaliforniaALL’s Chris Young from website of Keker & Van Nest prior to agreeing to press false criminal charges against YR in re CaliforniaALL/ Sara Granda ethics complaint. Disquieting ties to John Goldman, JNC Cabal, Cary Zellerbach, and client Howard Dickstein.

Henry Weinstein  of UC Irvine/ Voice of OC
Henry Weinstein of UC Irvine School of Law / Voice of OC.  Mr. Weisntein is the former legal affairs reporter for the L.A. Times.  Part of “Phase 1” of CaliforniaALL financial scheme alongside UC Irvine Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of Voice of OC, Cal Bar executive director Joe Dunn of Voice of OC, and former Voice of OC directors Thomas Girardi and James Brosnahan (operator of Tony West and Chris Young,; attorney and brain behind CaliforniaALL scheme, mastermind behind California Democratic Party.) Additionally, Weisntein part of conspiracy between Voice of OC, UC Irvine Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of Voice of OC, Joe Dunn of Voice of OC, former Voice of OC directors James Brosnahan and Thomas Girardi and others to press false criminal charges against Yolo County-based Rabbi who exposed CaliforniaALL financial scheme for purposes of intimidation and the execution of search warrant whereas all CaliforniaALL materials were confiscated by eight armed Yolo DA investigators. For more about Henry Weinstein , please see HERE

Ron Burkle of Yucaipa Companies
Ron Burkle of Yucaipa Companies. Disquieting ties to his attorneys Thomas Girardi and Ron Olson.  Allegedly hosted Ronald George on “Air Fuck One.” Controller of  Antonio Villaraigosa — alleged father of Lucy Armendariz’s daughter J.  Burkle, allegedly,  behind disbarment of late Phil Kay.

Cynthia Pasternak of Pasternak Pasternak & Patton
David and Cynthia Pasternak of Pasternak Pasternak & Patton. Despite the fact that David Pasternak has been sued countless times (including twice for being an alleged “Racketeer”), The Leslie Brodie Report (“TLR”) urges the readers to exercise extreme caution and not jump to conclusions regarding misconduct by Cynthia and David Pasternak. In addition, to date, TLR hasn’t been made privy to any real evidence whatsoever which would tend to show Pasternaks engaged in any acts of misconduct. Nevertheless, Mr. Pasternak’s association with Bet Tzedek, as well as the appearance that he is part of the Girardi/George Syndicate is a source of concern.  In connection with some of Bet Tzedek’s alleged racketeering activities,  a suit maintained that Sandor Samuels — CEO and President of Bet Tzedek and former Chief Trial Counsel at embattled Countywide Financial Services — was appointed President and CEO of Bet Tzedek largely due to his working knowledge of how to operate an enterprise which engages in myriad financial crimes.  The suit also asserted that other individuals engaged in racketeering activities, including David Pasternak — a Los-Angeles based “receiver,” as well as an officer of both Bet Tzedek and the Chancery Club — who allegedly used Bet Tzedek as forum to meet, collude, and otherwise bribe various judges and lawyers for the purpose of further appointing Pasternak as “receiver.”

Robert Chick of Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company
Laura and Robert Chick of Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company. Confirmed shyster Laura Chick has a “Jeannine English” problem, to wit, 1. Part of CaliforniaALL financial scheme (Chick only part of Obama for America while member of California Bar Board of Governors (“BOG”)) 2. Member of BOG to primarily serve financial interest of herself, her husband, and that of Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company – NOT to “protect the public” — i.e. ensure clients of California Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company NOT disciplined by the State Bar of California 3. Jeannine English disquieting ties to Gwen Moore similar to Chick’s disquieting ties to Karen Bass. | Ongoing civil inquiry seeks to implicate Chick in matters relating to misuse of $85 billion of Federal Recovery Act funding.


Ronald and Eric George. Disquieting ties to Tom Girardi, Girardi Syndicate, Howard Rice, Bet Tzedek, Alen Rothenberg, 1st. Century Bank. Eric George part of Mel Gibson extortion scheme.Charachteristics of MO: rely heavily on misuse of Asians, misuse of Tom Layton, vindictive, radioactive, my way or the highway. High on Ronald Goerge’s “Hit List” are: Judge David Lampe, Judge Maryanne Gillard, Yolo County-based Rabbi, Michael Paul, Leslie Brodie, Judicial Council Watcher, Peter Dion-Kindem and Dan Dydzak. Separately, when examining the circumstances surrounding the California Supreme Court Historical Society (“CSCHS”) and discovering the presence of PG&E; PG&E’s Ophelia Basgal of CaliforniaALL, who served as the “Treasurer” of CSCHS; Amy Margolin, and private judge Joseph Grodin, whose legal opinion Bill Lockyer and Jerry Brown relied upon in deciding to dismiss the case against PG&E, it is difficult not to question whether any misconduct has taken place in this setting given the prior history between Howard Rice and PG&E. Adding fuel to the fire is the recent discovery that CSCHS — while headed by the embattled Ronald George — seeks financial donations, some of which it later forwarded to an entity known as the Institute of Governmental Studies (“IGS”), where Eric George (son of Ronald George) serves as a director.  Previously, a RICO suit alleged that Ronald George unlawfully transferred funds from entities that were under his control (such as the California Administrative Office of the Courts (“AOC”) intended for the CCMS computer system) into various accounts that were specifically maintained in Alan Rothenberg’s bank — 1st Century,  a bank which Eric George owns in part. Said funds, as the suit alleged, were later embezzled.  As part of maintaining the scheme, the suit alleges, AOC employees Ronald Overholt and William Vickery were bestowed with various gifts, trips, kickbacks, bribes, excessive salaries, and the like. Similarly, and also as part of guarding the scheme, the suit alleges that defendants, at times, resorted to utilizing the services of Tom Layton — a former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff/Senior State Bar of California investigator — to “illegally gather detrimental dirt” on various individuals who would oppose and/or object to the existence of said arrangements.  According to sources, Tom Layton is part of an ongoing “ambulance chasing” scheme that the Girardi Syndicate operates in San Bernardino County vis-a-vis a satellite office located in San Bernardino and managed by Thomas Girardi’s son-in-law, David Lira.


Munger Tolles & Olson’s Jeffrey Bleich, Henry Weissmann, Brad Phillips: All three are part of California Bar/CPUC/Utility money connection, to wit, CaliforniaALL, CCPF.  Similar to Ronald George/Bet Tzedek, favorite MO (including that of Ron Olson) is to hide behind/misuse racial minorities (i.e. Blacks, Asians)

John Roos of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Mark Parnes
John Roos and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini.  Both Roos and Parnes part of CaliforniaALL financial scheme and with close ties to OBAMA FOR AMERICA.  Relatively speaking, both are typical of Sonsini Syndicate’s MO, to wit, non-radioactive, attitude of live and let live, resourceful, and highly effective operatives. Similar to Ron Olson (and unlike Dave Rosenberg) favorite MO – stealth, stay out of limelight.


David, Justice Kay and Matt Werdegar. RICO defendant David Werdegar is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Institute on Aging and husband of California Supreme Court Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar (aka Kay Mickle). Prior to the commencement of the RICO action, David Werdegar abruptly quit his position following reports on TLR of alleged improprieties involving himself, his wife, and his son Matt Werdegar – a partner at the litigation boutique Keker & Van Nest, headed by controversial litigator John Keker. Matt also part of Three-Card-Monte conspiracy by Keker & Van Nest to remove profile of degenerate associate Chris Young (of CaliforniaALL, to wit, Obama for America, Mark Friedman-Alison Turner-Kevin Johnson’s Mayoral Campaign, USDOJ’s Tony West, White-House Special Counsel Jeff Bleich) from firm’s web site. (images and narrative: courtesy)

Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property
Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property. In the context of CaliforniaALL fraudulent financial scheme, extremely disquieting ties to Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, CPA Alison Turner, UC Davis, Gilles Attia, Howard Dickstein and spouse Jeannine English. Separately, Friedman a named defendant (in suit against Howard Dickstein, Arlen Opper) in connection with alleged scheme to defraud Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation / Cache Creek Casino. Similar to Opper and Dickstein, Friedman’s public relation MO — projects image of one who “admires” the Arts. Subsequent to events surrounding Chris Young – Three-Card-Monte, interest in Friedman has grown exponentially.


Yolo County Superior Court Judge David and Lea Rosenberg.  Rosenbergs remain under intense scrutiny in connection with: a) circumstances surrounding familiar faces and a familiar casino in the context of a relatively unknown Davis-based non-profit entity, Progress Ranch headed by Barbara Sommer b)  four or five non-profits commandeered by Lea and David Rosenberg (Soroptimist International of Davis , Davis Rebekah Lodge, Davis Odd Fellows, Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc., and possibly Davis Sunrise Rotary Club) devoted unusual and, indeed, at times exclusive attention to financially benefit “foster youth” and/or “emancipated foster youth” in Yolo County. c) alleged “fixing” of case of Ryan Clifford v. UC Davis Jewish Fraternity  d) matter of Clint Parish ; threat against Clint Parish ; use of Robo-Call e) disquieting ties to Vic Bucher, Judge Dan Maguire, Judge Dave Reed, Judicial Council’s Tani Cantil and Mark Robinson of UCI Foundation/ CaliforniaALL fraudulent financial scheme.

Loren Kieve of Kieve Law Offices
Loren Kieve of Kieve Law Offices. Kieve, 65, with extremely disquieting ties to James Brosnahan of MoFo and shady “Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area.” A co-conspirator (alongside Gwen Moore, Raj Chatterjee, and others) in unlawful agreement to press false criminal charges  and otherwise retaliate against  Yolo County-based YR in re State Bar of California ethics complaint.

For the complete list, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2013/04/29/compilation-of-california-jews-accused-of-greed-and-or-financial-machinations-and-or-misc-acts-of-misconduct-amid-concerns-ninth-circuit-animal-f-15734393/

Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo on CPUC’s Michael Peevey — Senate Hearing or Napa Winery? [TLR Note: YR spoke yesterday with office of Sen. Hill. YR informed Hill’s office re: Peevey’s involvment in CaliforniaALL money laundering scheme, Geoffrey Brown, CCPF, Gwen Moore, illegality of General Order 156, problems with Peevey’s wife/ Cal Democratic Party, salary of Sunne McPeak, appearance El Paso/ MoFo/ Brosnahan bribed Joe Dunn/Martha Escutia,Voice of OC, other matters ]

Peevey’s Priority: Senate Hearing or Napa Winery?

May 02, 2013

NBC Bay Area

CPUC president Michael Peevey answers questions from the Investigative Unit after snubbing lawmakers for a conference in wine country

By Tony Kovaleski, Liz Wagner, Jeremy Carroll and Kevin Nious
NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit

The embattled president of the California Public Utilities Commission recently ignored the call to answer tough questions by state senators in Sacramento and instead decided to attend a conference at an exclusive Napa resort and a reception at an upscale winery in St. Helena, both of which were captured on hidden camera by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit.

Michael Peevey was asked to appear before the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review subcommittee on April 25 to justify keeping the job he has held for the past decade. The senate hearing was in response to growing conflict over a confidential report, uncovered by the Investigative Unit, which raises questions about the CPUC’s commitment to safety and its relationship with utility companies the agency regulates.

“The governor needs to replace the president of the Public Utilities Commission,” Sen. Jerry Hill said in an interview with NBC Bay Area last month. “The current president has been there for many years and he has had a very cozy relationship with the utilities, which this report indicates.”

Hill’s call for change at the CPUC was recently echoed by two lawmakers.

“I think the question is, who should be leading this organization so the people of California are safe,” San Jose assemblywoman Nora Campos said at a recent legislative hearing.

At that same hearing Los Altos assemblyman Richard Gordon added, “I have come to the point where we need serious change in the leadership of the PUC to bring change.”

After calling for his job two weeks ago, Hill wrote Peevey a letter formally requesting his presence at the subcommittee hearing. The letter states, “For all the shortcomings under your leadership at the CPUC over the last ten years as documented by independent reports… it’s critical that you testify…to justify your continued appointment as the president of the California Public Utilities Commission.”

Instead of addressing the conflict, Peevey kept a prior engagement at the Silverado Resort and Spa in the heart of Napa. According to the agenda, the conference was about clean energy, and Peevey was scheduled to give a short five to seven minute presentation for the non-profit organization, California Foundation for the Environment and the Economy (CFEE).

Before the conference started, at around 11 a.m.—the same time he was expected in Sacramento—NBC Bay Area’s hidden cameras spotted Peevey mingling with guests in the resort conference center. The day officially started at noon, with a catered lunch after invited guests such as a representative from Pacific Gas & Electric and, somewhat ironically, more than two dozen Sacramento lawmakers, checked in at the event. Peevey gave his presentation at 1:30 p.m.—two and a half hours after he was scheduled to speak in Sacramento.

After four hours of conference sessions Peevey boarded a luxury bus and drove through the Napa Valley to the next event on the agenda—a reception and dinner at St. Helena’s exclusive Merryvalewinery. For more than three hours, Peevey ended his day inside the facility along with more than 100 guests.

Following the reception, NBC Bay Area’s Chief Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski met Peevey outside the winery to ask questions about his priorities, and the confidential report. Below is a transcript of a part of the conversation:

Tony Kovaleski: You were asked to speak to senators today about the safety of your PUC. Instead you spent your day here in Napa.

Michael Peevey: No, that’s not true.

Kovaleski: What is the message you sent by coming here to Napa instead of going to speak to the senate?

Peevey: You are very antagonistic you know. You are reading a script.

Kovaleski: Sir, I am not reading a script. I want to give you an opportunity to respond.

Peevey: But your questions are the wrong questions.

Kovaleski: You spent time here with the utilities you are paid to regulate.

Peevey: There’s no utilities here that I know of.

Kovaleski: PG&E was here. We saw them on the list.

Peevey: Oh, there may have been one person, I don’t know.

Kovaleski: That report said your agency is too cozy with utilities. Is that true?

Peevey: No. Stop. That’s one person who said that. That’s not what the report said. There was no conclusion in the report. It was an interview with various individual employees of the Public Utilities Commission.

Kovaleski: Sir, you have been asked by lawmakers to step down. Lawmakers have said you should be fired. Should you be fired, sir?

Man with Peevey: No, he shouldn’t be fired. They don’t have the authority.

(Peevey starts to walk away).

Peevey: You poor son of a b****. You have a job to do. It’s pathetic what you are doing. It’s pathetic.

(Peevey gets into a car).

Kovaleski: Sir, should you answer to lawmakers when they ask to speak with you? What’s the message you sent tonight by coming here?

(Car drives away).

NBC Bay Area asked to speak with Peevey about the confidential report prior to the conference in Napa, but did not receive a response to that request from the CPUC. The CPUC did provide a written statement about the report:

The CPUC has made safety an underlying principle in all its actions. As we work to instill a corporate culture in our regulated utilities that embraces safety as a tool and an enhancement to their mission, we must ensure we do the same at the CPUC. We have hired consultants to help us in our process of culture change across all the industries we regulate. As part of these efforts, our consultants conducted an informal survey of internal employees to see what they think safety means, how they see their role in safety, and how they think we can do better as an agency. The report is the result of the informal survey; it is not an analysis of our safety culture or conclusions by our consultants, but a reporting-back of what some employees said in informal focus groups. As the report says, “This report is not an evaluation of the objective truth of those views and perceptions.” We will use the results of the report to help us define what we need to change, develop strategies and actions to implement the changes, and ensure accountability as the process continues.

This is not the first time Peevey has snubbed lawmakers for an all-expense paid event. He was asked to speak at an assembly committee meeting in 2011, but reports indicate he accepted a free trip to Sweden that was funded by the Swedish government and the California nonprofit, The Energy Coalition. When asked by reporters in April about his confidence in the leadership of the CPUC, Gov. Jerry Brown said Peevey is “well-experienced.”

“He’s flawed like everyone else in this building,” Brown said, “but he has a lot of knowledge and he has great commitment.”

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: The Leslie Brodie Report to Re-Publish Previously De-Published Developing Story In Re CaliforniaALL’s Ophelia Basqal of PG & E, Amy Margolin of Howard Rice, Jerry Brown’s Nancy McFadden (Formerly of PG & E), Joseph Grodin [ TLR Note: 1) Reason for republication — YR’s alleged “newly discovered evidence” dealing with CaliforniaALL’s Freada and Mitchell Kapor, The Kapor Center, California 2010 election campaigns of Jerry Brown, Gavin Newson, Kamala Harris. Long story short, YR believes ample evidence now exists to further inquire (and primarily in order to eliminate suspicion) possibility mastermind behind Democratic party James Brosnahan, CPUC’s Michael Peevey and CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown may have also laundered “utility money” (i.e. PG&E) to campaigns of Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris vis-a-vis The Kapor Center, or misused Tech-Guru Mitch Kapor, Kapor Center 2) It is expected that by end of next week, all parties involved in CaliforniaALL financial scheme (utility companies, CPUC, Cal Bar, Cal Bar Foundation, CalALL directors and executives, Mark Friedman, Alison Turner, McGeorge School of Law, UC Irvine Foundation, Voice of OC, MoFo, Munger Tolles, Allen Matkins, Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young/Three-Card-Monte, etc service of STD (subpoena duces tecum) would be completed.]

Story in re de-published article, please see @:

https://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/on-tuesday-27-march-2012-500-pm-gmt-tlr-to-de-publish-developing-story-re-californiaalls-ophelia-basqal-of-pg-e-amy-margolin-of-howard-rice-jerry-browns-nancy-mcfadden-formerly-of/

Newly re-published article, please see @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/02/04/ophelia-basgal-ronald-george-pg-e-developing-12645281/

Barack Obama Calls Californian Kamala Harris ‘Best Looking’ Attorney General [ TLR Note: 1. The Leslie Brodie Report decries inappropriate sexist comment and recommends President Obama attends gender-sensitivity training. 2. Comment designed to create controversy as “hint” to Justice Ruthe Bader Ginsburg – go ahead and retire — after such controversy Harris will not be nominated as your replacement. 3. Notice name of John Goldman – member of JNC Cabal – a secondary nemesis of TLR/YR (whereas sordid John Burton – chief nemesis) 4. Presently, JNC seeks to position daughter of Dianne Feinstein ( Katherine Feinstein) as next California attorney general or justice of US Supreme Court. 5. Harris – former lover of Willie Brown / John Keker’s fan / U.S. DOJ’s Tony West’s sister-in-law/part of CaliforniaALL financial scheme, including separate disquieting ties to Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor-Klein, as well as other alleged shady dealings at “The Kapor Center.” Hence, JNC-Indian Casinos-PG&E-California Democratic Party’s legal gladiator John Keker (and proxies Jon Streeter, Chris Young) part of bigger conspiracy to press false criminal charges against YR (including failed Three-Card-Monte) for purpose of seizing CaliforniaALL documents/intimidating YR. ]

Speaking at a fundraiser in a wealthy San Francisco suburb, President Obama praised the looks of California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake,” Obama said. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.”

“It’s true! C’mon,” he added, to laughter from the crowd.

Obama is in California raising money for the 2014 election cycle. This event raising funds for the Democratic National Committee was a garden party at the home of Levi Strauss-heir John Goldman.

Please continue @:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/04/obama-calls-kamala-harris-the-best-looking-attorney-general/

 

Barbara Sommer — Fascinated by Fungi [ TLR Notes: 1. Barbara Sommer presently under intense scrutiny in re machinations involving Lea and David Rosenberg, Progress Ranch, Cache Creek Casino, Yolo County Grand Jury, etc. 2. Part of studying/ profiling Sommer — hard to miss countless articles re fascination of mushrooms. Also, hard to miss similarities to a couple previously scrutinized by TLR – Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor-Klein (whereas TLR/YR established beyond doubt Freada’s involvement with CaliforniaALL financial scheme, and related acts of fraud) i.e. both Sommers Psychology profs at UC Davis, similar hobbies, etc. 3. Like Freada, Barbara Sommer comes across as outwardly independent, defiant, controlling, different, “knows best”, willing to take risks under shield of PhD. 4. Fascination with mushroom indicative of a) enjoys danger/risks b) Identification with mushroom — a product/fruit of decay which does not rely on photosynthesis indicative Sommer perceives herself as different. Hence, while serving as Foreman of Yolo County Grand Jury she may have felt entitled, different, perhaps even superior to average resident of Yolo County]

Mushroom Foraging Class

Ever wonder what wild mushrooms would be tasty sautéed with garlic? Join veteran mushroom hunters Bob and Barbara Sommer of the Sacramento Mushroomers for some spring mushroom hunting on the American River Parkway.  Learn how to identify edible mushrooms growing right here in Sacramento.

Barbara Sommer is a retired Lecturer in Psychology from UC Davis. Her love of mushrooms goes back to a first sighting in the mid-1970s. She had spent the first thirty years of her life never seeing a mushroom in the wild, and now, suddenly, they were everywhere! She is the Secretary/Treasurer of Sacramento Area Mushroomers (SAM), a member of the San Francisco Mycological Society (MSSF), and the North American Mycological Association (NAMA).

Hobbyist mushroomer for almost 40 years, Bob Sommer is the author of the column “Easy Edibles” for Mushroom, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming, plus mushroom articles in other local and national periodicals. He’s also the co-author of Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America (UC Press, 2012). Bob is Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of California, Davis where he taught the class Environmental Awareness. He chaired four departments (Psychology, Environmental Design, Rhetoric & Communication, and Art), although not all at the same time.

Source @:

http://www.sacramento365.com/event/detail/441775122/Mushroom_Foraging_Class

Dave Rosenberg on “Elderly Nutrition Program” (“ENP”) in Yolo County — known widely as “Meals on Wheels” and operated by People Resources, Inc. [ TLR Note: 1) Written during period Rosenberg served as County Supervisor, 4th District . As such, presently unknown whether Vic Bucher already part of ENP, or whether Lea Rosenberg already commenced fundraising on behalf of ENP 2) Nevertheless, unease over potential constellation henceforth referenced as “Roses-Bucher Triangle Special” repeatedly seen elsewhere 3) Reminder, Rosenberg — presently a judge with Yolo County Superior Court/member of California Judicial Council — with close ties to California Democratic Party. Yolo County’s YR — who exposed CaliforniaALL embezzlement /money laundering scheme involving, among others, Judicial Council member/ex-members Joe Dunn and Thomas Girardi of Voice of OC, Mark Robinson/Joe Dunn of UCI Foundation (“make believe launching of SAL” ), Ruthe Ashley -friend of Judicial Council Tani Cantill-Sakauye, Jeannine English- wife of Howard Dickstein, CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown — cousin of Jerry Brown, Mark Friedman, etc. Hence, suspicion Rosenberg may have “cleared way” for sham execution of search warrant/seizure of all CaliforniaALL material by eight armed Yolo DA investigators. 4) A slightly paranoid argument can be made some people conspired to complicate matter for YR in hope he is incarcerated, subsequent procurement of his murder]

The Food Line as Life Line for Yolo County Seniors

By Dave Rosenberg, Yolo County Supervisor, 4th District

Almost 2,000 Yolo County Senior Citizens are provided nutritious noontime meals by the Elderly Nutrition Program, a lifeline for many of the recipients. The statistics are striking.

In Woodland 640 Seniors are served by this program, in Davis 448 are served, in West Sacramento 547 are served, in Winters 93 Seniors are served, 38 in Knights Landing and 14 in Esparto. In terms of age breakdown: 287 of the served Seniors are aged 60-69, 687 are in their 70’s, 683 are in their 80’s, 119 are in their 90’s and 4 are over 100 years of age. Fully 70% of the recipients are over 75 years of age, 60% are low income, and half live alone. Women make up 69% of the meal recipients, and men compose 31%.

The Elderly Nutrition Program was established in 1975 in Yolo County and is a private, non-profit community agency serving healthy meals to seniors in the county. The mission of the organization is to maintain the independence of older persons through improved nutritional status and social interaction. The program provides a hot, nutritious meal to seniors aged 60 and older each weekday, through two primary programs: the “Congregate Program” and the “Home Delivered Meals Program” ( commonly known as “Meals on Wheels”). A small staff supports the programs, and is supplemented by many community volunteers.

The Congregate Program operate within Senior Centers and Community Centers throughout the county, providing a hot meal to seniors that are more active and can get to the site to eat. In addition to the meal, seniors get a chance to get out of their homes, socialize with friends and attend functions at the centers. Last year, 1,211 senior citizens were served by this program throughout Yolo County.

The Home Delivered Meal Program provides an opportunity for “shut ins” or homebound seniors to receive a hot, home-delivered meal on a temporary or long-term basis, for those seniors who can’t prepare meals for themselves and do not have family or friends to provide assistance. In addition to meal delivery, the program provides an important daily social contact, a safety net system for families. Last year, 569 senior participated in this important, life-line program.

Last year, the Elderly Nutrition Program served over 100,000 meals to senior citizens in Yolo County. The actual cost of each meal served is under $5. Donations are requested, and participants, many of whom are on fixed incomes, are asked to pay whatever they can afford. Participant donations averaged $1.69 per meal for the Congregate Program and $1.18 for Meals on Wheels.

But the Elderly Nutrition Program faces challenges in Yolo County. Last year, like many businesses, the program was hit hard with unexpected increased costs that made it difficult to make ends meet. The program experienced a 20% increase in food costs alone, in addition to being hit with a minimum wage increase, higher expenses for gas and a doubling of the utility bill. The program faces a tough financial year and for the first time has a budgeted deficit of $20,000.

Many volunteers support the program, and numerous community donations are received. But more help is needed to make the program viable this year and in future years. Only 13% of the funding for the Elderly Nutrition Program comes from private donations. More private donations are needed to help cover the $20,000 deficit. For more information on the Yolo County Elderly Nutrition Program, please contact Colleen Brock, the executive director, at 662-7035, or write to the program at 40 N. East Street, Suite C, Woodland, CA 95776.

Volunteers and donations are always needed and welcomed!

Source@:

http://daverosenberg.net/articles/foodline.htm

Addendum to Coverage of State Bar of California v. Clint Parish : Audio of Yolo County Superior Court Judge Dave Rosenberg RoboCall to Residents of Yolo County In Re Clint Parish / Judge Dan Maguire [TLR Note: use of robocall alone — if legally allowed — not necessarily problematic i.e. “I am Judge A, I call to let you know that I am endorsing Judge B.” Judge Rosenberg, however, crossed line by lending prestige of his name and office (which demonstrates authority) by taking side of dispute between Parish and Maguire i.e. Rosenberg heard stating mailer full of factual inaccuracies. Argument also can be made Maguire equally culpable in re content of robocall by agreeing-urging Rosenberg / paying cost. Of course, readers also need not forget Rosenberg very serious misconduct re threat “phlegm” will backfire ]


(Image: courtesy of DAVISVANGUARD.ORG)

The Leslie Brodie Report has learned that the State Bar of California seeks to impose professional discipline on former Yolo County Assistant District Attorney Clint Parish.

Clint Parish
Clinton E. Parish, 41, is accused of making misrepresentations about himself and his opponent — Judge Dan Maguire — in the May 2012 election for Yolo County Superior Court.

Acccording to the State Bar of California, “Parish’s campaign materials falsely asserted, among other things, that his opponent was “involved in a sordid case of corporate fraud that involved payment of bribes in Russia.” Parish’s campaign website erroneously claimed that he had been endorsed by the Winters Police Department and his yard signs gave the false impression that he had judicial experience.”

 Robert A. Hawley
Mr. Robert Hawley, California State Bar Deputy Executive Director and an adjunct ethics professor at McGeorge School of Law, stated to the Sacramento Bee: “This is a serious charge…If the allegations are proved true, Parish could face penalties that range from a reprimand to disbarment.”

According to the Bee, “The State Bar’s disciplinary filing is rare. Just 28 such misconduct cases – including the one against Parish – have been filed by the bar since 2000, say State Bar officials. Of those, 21 cases were closed without an investigation. The Parish case is one of only two since 2000 to proceed to a hearing.”


California Judicial Council members Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (“best friend” of Ruthe Ashley of financial scheme CaliforniaALL), Yolo County Superior Court PJ Dave Rosenberg, UC Irvine Foundation’s Mark Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson (confederate of Cal Bar executive director Joe Dunn of UC Irvine Foundation / Voice of OC / CaliforniaALL ), Assistant US Attorney Angela Davis. Subsequent to an allegedly inaccurate mailer sent by Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Clinton Parish , who was running for Yolo Superior Court judge against incumbent Judge Dan Maguire, Judge Dave Rosenberg issued the following veil threat against Parish: “This sort of phlegm tends to backfire. It flies back in the face of the expectorant.” (image:courtesy photos)

State Bar’s spokeswoman Laura Ernde stated to The Davis Enterprise that “the charges arose from a complaint that was filed with the State Bar, but the identity of the complainant is confidential at this point.”

As we mentioned previously, in response to the mailer sent by Parish’s campaign, a highly perturbed Judge Rosenberg launched an unprecedented attack on Parish. This, despite knowing full well that California Canons of Judicial Ethics permit a judicial officers only to “endorse” candidates for judicial office. Specifically, and consistent with his new role, Judge Rosenberg, inappropriately so, resorted to sending a robocall out to many voters “to set the record straight” of what he called, “a nasty political hit piece” which “contains flat out lies and deceptions about a highly respected Judge here in Yolo County, Judge Dan Maguire.” Judge Rosenberg also promised, inappropriately so, to retaliate against Clint Parish and issued a thinly veiled threat against him by stating: “This sort of phlegm tends to backfire. It flies back in the face of the expectorant.”

According to Yolo County-based Rabbi (“YR”), he is “shocked and disappointed” by the prosecution of Clint Parish and surrounding circumstances.

YR stated: “As a resident of Yolo County, I was exposed to the campaign material of both Parish and Judge Dan Maguire — who is by all accounts, a gentleman.”

“The circulated political propaganda made it very clear that Parish is a prosecutor and not a judge, and as such, I was never led to believe that Parish had prior judicial experience, as the State Bar falsely alleges. Any other unfortunate alleged misstatements concerning Judge Maguire were the fault of Parish’s campaign manager, and once those alleged inaccuracies were brought to the attention of Parish, he immidetly disavowed them,” YR continued.

“At the risk of sounding kitschy, everyone needs to remember that we don’t live in an error-free world, and I call on the person who filed the complaint against Clint Parish with the State Bar of California to withdraw it — be it, as I speculate, Judge Dave Rosenberg or our spineless DA Jeff Reisig,” YR concluded.

Related story, please see HERE

For more about :

Judge Rosenberg, please see HERE and HERE

Judge Dan Maguire, please see HERE

Jeff Reisig, please see HERE

Audio of Yolo County Judge Dave Rosenberg Robo-Call

SCRUTINY OF CALIFORNIA’S JUDICIAL COUNCIL INTENSFIES : Judicial Council Watcher Ponders Role of Judicial Council’s Dave Rosenberg of Yolo Superior In Re Cal Bar Prosecution of Clint Parish ; In Light of Overwhelming Evidence of Fraud by Judicial Council Members Joe Dunn of Voice of OC / UC Irvine Foundation, Mark Robinson of UC Irvine Foundation, Thomas Girardi of Voice of OC — TLR asks: Is Judicial Council’s Tani Cantil-Sakauye More Than Just Friend of Ruthe Catolico Ashley of CaliforniaALL Financial Scheme? Judicial Council’sJudge Dave Rosenberg of Yolo County as Potential Accessory In Re Sham Search Warrant ? ; Alliance of California Judges Decries Tani Cantil-Sakauye Reappointment of Current Members to Judicial Council

He’s the presiding judge of Yolo county. He’s a judicial council member. He sits on the litigation management committee for the judicial council – the judges and justices who sit in an effort to manage the litigation against the branch – like the recent appeal of the Emily Gallup case. He has awards for himself posted on his website before they’re presented…. 

Presiding Judge Dave Rosenberg Robocall May 2012 apparently to every resident in Yolo County.

Public Utilities Code that applies to this call

PUC 2873.  Automatic dialing-announcing devices may be used to place calls over telephone lines only pursuant to a prior agreement between the persons involved, whereby the person called has agreed that he or she consents to receive such calls from the person calling, or as specified in Section 2874.

PUC 2874.  (a) Whenever telephone calls are placed through the use of an automatic dialing-announcing device, the device may be operated only after an unrecorded, natural voice announcement has been made to theperson called by the person calling. The announcement shall do all of the following:
(1) State the nature of the call and the name, address, and telephone number of the business or organization being represented, if any.
(2) Inquire as to whether the person called consents to hear the prerecorded message of the person calling.
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Canon of Judicial Ethics that applies to this call

CANON 5
A JUDGE OR JUDICIAL CANDIDATE* SHALL REFRAIN FROM INAPPROPRIATE POLITICAL ACTIVITY

Judges are entitled to entertain their personal views on political questions. They are not required to surrender their rights or opinions as citizens. They shall, however, avoid political activity that may create the appearance of political bias or impropriety. Judicial independence and impartiality should dictate the conduct of judges and candidates* for judicial office.

Now if the CJP wasn’t Big Dave’s bitch, do you think they might have something to say about content in light of the coincidence that Clint Parish being prosecuted in State Bar Court for said mailer? What are the odds that sitting on the all-powerful litigation management committee someone might be actually managing litigation and sending a chilling message to attorneys of “don’t take us on – or risk disbarment….”

Source @:

http://judicialcouncilwatcher.com/2013/03/18/aoc-in-woodshed-over-lb-chief-re-appoints-three-to-judicial-council-from-the-desk-of-jcw/

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Clint Parish
Clinton E. Parish, 41, is accused of making misrepresentations about himself and his opponent — Judge Dan Maguire — in the May 2012 election for Yolo County Superior Court.

Acccording to the State Bar of California, “Parish’s campaign materials falsely asserted, among other things, that his opponent was “involved in a sordid case of corporate fraud that involved payment of bribes in Russia.” Parish’s campaign website erroneously claimed that he had been endorsed by the Winters Police Department and his yard signs gave the false impression that he had judicial experience.”

 Robert A. Hawley
Mr. Robert Hawley, California State Bar Deputy Executive Director and an adjunct ethics professor at McGeorge School of Law, stated to the Sacramento Bee: “This is a serious charge…If the allegations are proved true, Parish could face penalties that range from a reprimand to disbarment.”

According to the Bee, “The State Bar’s disciplinary filing is rare. Just 28 such misconduct cases – including the one against Parish – have been filed by the bar since 2000, say State Bar officials. Of those, 21 cases were closed without an investigation. The Parish case is one of only two since 2000 to proceed to a hearing.”


California Judicial Council members Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (“best friend” of Ruthe Ashley of financial scheme CaliforniaALL), Yolo County Superior Court PJ Dave Rosenberg, UC Irvine Foundation’s Mark Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson (confederate of Cal Bar executive director Joe Dunn of UC Irvine Foundation / Voice of OC / CaliforniaALL ), Assistant US Attorney Angela Davis.  Subsequent to an allegedly inaccurate mailer sent by Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Clinton Parish , who was running for Yolo Superior Court judge against incumbent Judge Dan Maguire, Judge Dave Rosenberg issued the following veil threat against Parish: “This sort of phlegm tends to backfire. It flies back in the face of the expectorant.” (image:courtesy photos)

State Bar’s spokeswoman Laura Ernde stated to The Davis Enterprise that “the charges arose from a complaint that was filed with the State Bar, but the identity of the complainant is confidential at this point.”

As we mentioned previously, in response to the mailer sent by Parish’s campaign, a highly perturbed Judge Rosenberg launched an unprecedented attack on Parish.  This, despite knowing full well that California Canons of Judicial Ethics permit a judicial officers only to “endorse” candidates for judicial office. Specifically, and consistent with his new role, Judge Rosenberg, inappropriately so, resorted to sending a robocall out to many voters “to set the record straight” of what he called, “a nasty political hit piece” which “contains flat out lies and deceptions about a highly respected Judge here in Yolo County, Judge Dan Maguire.”  Judge Rosenberg also promised, inappropriately so, to retaliate against Clint Parish and issued a thinly veiled threat against him by stating: “This sort of phlegm tends to backfire. It flies back in the face of the expectorant.”

According to Yolo County-based Rabbi (“YR”), he is “shocked and disappointed” by the prosecution of Clint Parish and surrounding circumstances.

YR stated: “As a resident of Yolo County, I was exposed to the campaign material of both Parish and Judge Dan Maguire — who is by all accounts, a gentleman.”

“The circulated political propaganda made it very clear that Parish is a prosecutor and not a judge, and as such, I was never led to believe that Parish had prior judicial experience, as the State Bar falsely alleges.  Any other unfortunate alleged misstatements concerning Judge Maguire were the fault of Parish’s campaign manager, and once those alleged inaccuracies were brought to the attention of Parish, he immidetly disavowed them,” YR continued.

“At the risk of sounding kitschy, everyone needs to remember that we don’t live in an error-free world, and I call on the person who filed the complaint against Clint Parish with the State Bar of California to withdraw it —  be it, as I speculate, Judge Dave Rosenberg or our spineless DA Jeff Reisig,” YR concluded.

Related story, please see HERE

For more about :

Judge Rosenberg, please see HERE and HERE

Judge Dan Maguire, please see HERE

Jeff Reisig, please see HERE

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Were Thomas Girardi and Joe Dunn Part of CaliforniaALL Financial Scheme in Judicial Council Capacity? Role of UCI Foundation’s Mark Robinson? Judge Dave Rosenberg as Potential Accessory In Re Sham Search Warrant ? Angela Davis?

Joe Dunn


MORRISON & FOERSTER TEAM: CHRIS YOUNG , JAMES BROSNAHAN, TONY WEST, ANNETTE CARNEGIE, SUSAN MAC CORMAC, ERIC TATE

” VOICE OF OC” TEAM — Henry Weinstein, Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi , Morrison & Foerster’s James Brosnahan, and Joe Dunn.  In September of 2009, Dunn (with the help of Girardi and Brosnahan) launched “The Voice of Orange County” — an online publication.  Additionally, Dunn is a trustee with the UCI Foundation — an entity which absorbed most of the grants CaliforniaALL had bestowed.

As mentioned before, in a letter to Joe Dunn,  YR wrote “Once Ashley assumed the position, the Foundation of the State Bar of California (which is under the complete control of the BOG) made a quiet and unlawful transfer of approximately $780,000 from Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL. At the time of the transfer, the individuals controlling the Foundation were Holly Fujie, Girardi & Keese’s Howard Miller, Howard Rice’s Douglas Winthrop, Geoffrey Brown, and a few others.

CaliforniaALL never acknowledged receipt of the approximate $780,000 from the Cal Bar Foundation in any of its publications, although it did acknowledge the transfer on its IRS tax returns. Likewise, California Bar Foundation never acknowledged the largest grant it ever bestowed in its newsroom, the California Bar Journal, or similar publications; it did, however, recognize the transfer on its IRS returns, and in a 2 by 2 inch blurb in its annual report.

During its brief existence, CaliforniaALL obtained additional funding of close to $1.5 million from utility companies such as Verizon Wireless, Sempra, PG&E, and others.

As the purpose of CaliforniaALL was to transfer those funds forward, it did so by awarding approximately $300,000 in grants to the UCI Foundation, where you serve as trustee and chair of the Audit Committee. (Please note that this figure may change once I obtain CaliforniaALL’s final tax return.)

Note that from my perspective, the award of this grant is suspect as it appears that CaliforniaALL pre-selected UCI Foundation, making the simulated request for proposal (RFP) by Sarah Redfield that led to the grant a sham process. (Note also that Sarah Redfield later falsely claimed she “launched” SAL-UCI, and falsely stated on her resume that she was part of the “Curriculum Committee”; in reality, you and I know that SAL-UCI was established by Santana Ruiz and Rob Vicario, several years earlier.)

In September 2009, Ruthe Ashley abruptly exited CaliforniaALL. In the same month and year, you publicly launched your online publication, “The Voice of OC.” Public sources have stated that the Voice of OC was financed by various foundations, unions, and the like.

The fact that some individuals and entities involved in the creation of CaliforniaALL and the subsequent unlawful transfer of $780,000 from the Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL were also involved in assisting you with the creation of “Voice of OC” has caused me to entertain the thought that “Voice of OC” may have been a recipient, at least in part, of the $780,000 misappropriated from the State Bar of California.

This belief is heightened given various events’ proximity in time — as noted above, Ruthe Ashley left CaliforniaALL in the same month you launched “Voice of OC” (as though her mission had been completed). Moreover, the recent abrupt departure of Thomas Girardi and James Brosnahan from ‘Voice of OC” ( as though they were fleeing the scene with guilty consciences), the refusal of SAL-UCI to disclose the amount it receive from CaliforniaALL, the simulated RFP, and CaliforniaALL’s pre-selection of the UCI Foundation as a recipient of funds only reinforce this belief. This is heightened by Mr. Thomas Girardi’s lack of credibility (pursuant to findings made by a panel of federal judges), and the friendship you share with him.”


Mr Tom Girardi of Los Angeles-based Girardi & Keese. Per findings adjudicated by the Ninth Circuit, Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi have resorted to employing “the persistent use of known falsehoods” and “false representations” were made “knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly” during years of litigation. Subsequnet to those findings, the State Bar of California appointed Howard Rice’s Jerome Falk to serve as special prosecutor against Girardi, Lack, and their respective firms. None mentioned that Girardi and Lack are actually clients of Jerome Falk and Howard Rice. See story here. For additional allegations of misconduct leveled against Girardi, please see here, and here , and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here. For the latest on Walter Lack, please see here.

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Judge Dave Rosenberg as Potential Accessory After the Fact ?

I. INTRODUCTION

Sara M. Granda v State Bar of California (2009 cv 02015)

In May 2009, Sara Granda graduated from U.C. Davis School of Law and, like most of her peers, hoped to sit for the July 2009 bar exam.

California’s Department of Rehabilitation paid the $600 bar exam fee with a check, and Granda was assured that she was properly registered.


Ms. Sara Granda. It is easy to imagine Sara Granda in a courtroom, questioning witnesses, challenging the opposition, and fighting for justice with the force of her large personality. A ventilator, which she needs to breathe, would hang from the back of her wheelchair. An assistant would help her flip through files, since she cannot move her hands or arms. When she approaches the bench, Ms. Granda would maneuver her chair using her tongue. “So much of what happens in the courtroom is theater,” says Ms. Granda, 29, who has lived out her own drama since she became paralyzed from the neck down at age 17. “I’m not sure how much time I will spend in court as an attorney. But I know I could do it.” (Photo and Narrative Courtesy of www.alldeaf.com)

However, the State Bar of California’s Office of Admission, headed by Ms. Gayle Murphy, never processed Granda’s application because the Department of Rehabilitation paid the $600 fee with a check, rather than a credit card The State Bar of California did not relent, and neither did Granda.


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Courtesy CNN)

Local and national media expressed outrage after the situation gained publicity as a result of statements by Governor Schwarzenegger, who publicly stated: “It is outrageous that someone who has overcome so much in life is penalized by a bureaucratic error that prevents her from taking the bar exam. Government should work for the people, not against them and I’m calling on the state bar to allow Sara Granda to take next week’s test. Sara is a fighter and I am with her all the way.”

 Robert A. Hawley
Mr. Robert A. Hawley, California State Bar Deputy Executive Director and an adjunct ethics professor at McGeorge School of Law, stated to the Sacramento Bee: “It’s a high-tech process, and people need to maneuver it successfully, and we can’t be in the business of helping any one person out with it.” Hawley continued: “That takes us down a path that ends up in a place we don’t want to be. How do you then choose which ones to help and which you don’t?”

“I worked very, very hard for every cent,” Granda stated to the local media. “So for everything to come together in the end and for it to just kind of fall through on such a minor, minor detail.”

True to her spirit, Granda filed an action in federal court seeking an order directing the State Bar of California to allow her to take the fast-approaching bar exam.


Jim Wagstaffe of Kerr & Wagstaffe. In the above, Mr Wagstaffe offers his students legal counsel on how to avoid a traffic ticket. Wagstaffe urged the students to deceive law enforcement personnel. He stated: “Do what I do, put a CHP magazine in your car, so they think you are one of them.”

The case was assigned to the courtroom of Judge Morrison England of CaliforniaALL. Judge England is the husband of California ALL board member Torie Flournoy-England who, together with State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson and Patricia Lee also served on CaliforniaALL’s advisory council.

Torie Flournoy Morrison England
After Judge Morrison England quickly filed for summary dissolution in Sacramento County Superior Court, and after Judge England and Torie Flournoy wed, and after Torie Flournoy-England was appointed to serve as a member of CaliforniaALL’s board of directors, and while CaliforniaALL was in existence — a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, in which the State Bar of California was named as the sole defendant. Serving on CaliforniaALL’s board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) was Torie Flournoy-England. State Bar of California Executive Director Judy Johnson, State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC’s Michael Peevey, CPUC’s Tim Simon, as well as Judge England were part of CaliforniaALL’s Advisory Council. The above photo, which was published on the cover of a local magazine in Sacramento, notes that the Englands wed in May 2008. (image: courtesy photo)

Making an appearance and vigorously contending that the federal court had no jurisdiction over the State Bar of California were State Bar of California emloyees, Larry Yee, Rachel Grunberg, and Mark Torres-Gil of the State Bar office of General Counsel, the same office that drafted the partnership agreement between CaliforniaALL and the State Bar of California, as well as attorneys from the law offices of Kerr & Wagstaffe.

II. CALIFORNIA BAR JOURNAL’S DISHONEST JOURNALISM

California Bar Journal

In the midst of a public relations crisis arising from the mistreatment of the Sara Granda by the State Bar of California, an article was published in the California Bar Journal. The article was published on July 27, 2009, and was written by Diane Curtis.

As the reader will soon observe, this article is imbued with inaccurate information and is otherwise dishonest.
Article California Bar Journal about Granda

Soon after U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England dismissed the federal complaint filed by Granda against the State Bar, a Sacramento attorney, Stewart Katz, volunteered to help Granda, and did so by filing a writ of preemptive mandate against the State Bar of California.

The emergency writ was filed on July 27, 2009 and was served electronically on the State Bar. (See below.)

GRANDA v STATE BAR DOCKET

Richard Zanassi, an attorney employed by the State Bar’s Office of General Counsel, filed an opposition in response to the writ. However, due to the wide media attention focusing on the case, the opposition was styled as a request for guidance by the court.

Thus, the article written by Diane Curtis and published in the California Bar Journal is dishonest as it misleads readers into believing that the State Bar, on its own accord, approached the California Supreme Court of its own volition, as an act of altruism and due to concern for Ms. Granda. Clearly, this was not the case.

In addition, one must wonder why Diane Curtis did not mention the fact that Granda, through Stewart Katz, filed the writ for mandamus.

As is made clear by its order, the Supreme Court decided the matter by granting the writ, and not by granting the State Bar’s purported request for guidance.

 

III. YR’S ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST LARRY YEE, MARK TORRES-GIL, RACHEL GRUNBERG, JUDY JOHNSON

CalALL_Dec2008Newsletter 1

May 31, 2011

State Bar of California
1149 South Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Attention: INTAKE OFFICE

Re: Complaint for Ethical Violations Against the State Bar of California; Lawrence Yee – #84208; Rachel Grunberg – #197080; Judy Johnson – #71360 ; Mark Torres-Gil – #91597.

INTRODUCTION

In lieu of submitting a complaint form, I submit this letter and enclosed materials as a formal complaint against the above-named attorneys for grave misconduct that took place in handling matters relating to applicant Sara Granda and the case of Granda v. State Bar of California.

As will be shown, the above parties, together and individually, engaged in egregious misconduct by conspiring and failing to disclose to the plaintiff the existence of a close relationship between the State Bar of California, CaliforniaALL, State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson,Patricia Lee, and the judge who presided over a case (Hon. Morrison C. England) in which the State Bar of California was named as the sole defendant.

Furthermore, misconduct in the form of misrepresentations to the court took place regarding the current state of the law; further misconduct resulted from the discrimination against against the plaintiff based on her disability, and the unwillingness to comply with the ADA by affording the plaintiff reasonable accommodations. In addition, and adding insult to injury, the State Bar of California used the California Bar Journal as a tool to further injure and harass Granda by publishing an incomplete and inaccurate article which asserted that the State Bar had sought the advice of the California Supreme Court in determining how to resolve Granda’s claims. The article failed to mention that, in actuality, Granda had filed an action with the California Supreme Court for a preemptive writ and a writ of mandamus, such that the article misled readers regarding the actual circumstances surrounding Granda’s claims.

GENERAL BACKGROUND:

The Honorable Judge Morrison C. England is a United States District Court judge for the Eastern District of California who sits in Sacramento. Prior to assuming the role of federal judge, he served as a judge with the Sacramento County Superior Court. Judge England is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, also located in Sacramento.

In approximately 2005, as part of his community involvement and extra-judicial activities, Judge England became involved in programs initiated by Elizabeth Parker, dean of McGeorge, and Sarah Redfield, a visiting professor from New Hampshire, relating to the promotion of diversity within the legal profession. Ruthe Catolico Ashley, an assistant dean at the career office at McGeorge School of Law who later assumed a position as a Diversity Officer at CalPERS, was also involved in these activities.

The diversity initiatives instigated by McGeorge were both local and national in scope. The local program in Sacramento was entitled “PacificPathways.” The program to promote diversity on a national level became known as “Wingspread,” which evolved into a series, including Wingspread – Blackboard, Bench, and Bar and Wingspread – Delivered and Deliverable, and the like. Torie L. Flournoy, a school principal from Sacramento, was also involved in these programs at the local level.

Because Ruthe Ashley also served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California and Sarah Redfield served on the State Bar’s Council on Fairness and Access, the parties from Sacramento (namely, Parker, Ahley, Flournoy, Redfield and Judge England) became acquainted with individuals from the State Bar of California who were involved in matters relating to diversity, including Executive Director Judy Johnson, State Bar employee Patricia Lee, and Buchalter Nemer’s Holly Fujie.

As such, it was common to observe the same participant names at various diversity-related events taking place around the country. For example, over a 3 day weekend in Monterrey on October 5-7, 2006, part of the Wingspread program ran concurrently with the State Bar of California’s annual convention. Some of the attendees included Judy Johnson, Holly Fujie, Patricia Lee, Ruthe Ashley, Torie L. Flournoy, Hon. Morrison C. England, Dean Elizabeth Parker, and Sarah Redfield. (See attachment titled “Wingspread VI.”) This event, Wingspread — Blackboard Bench and Bar, was organized by Sarah Redfield. Similarly, in June 2007, and also part of the “Wingspread” series, a summit was held in Honolulu, Hawaii at which Dean Elizabeth Parker, Hon. Morrison C. England, Sarah Redfield and Torie L. Flournoy were all in attendance. (See attachment titled “UH Manoh Law School.”)

In approximately 2007, Ruthe Ashley and Munger Tolles & Olson’s Jeffrey Bleich served as Vice President and President of the California State Bar, respectively. During that time frame, an idea was formulated to replicate an existing entity that would also absorb large sums of money from utility companies, and which would be used to allegedly promote diversity.

The original entity, the California Consumer Protection Foundation (CCPF), was secretly controlled for years by State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson. Fines and settlements from proceedings before the CPUC and other cy pres funds of approximately $30 million dollars were funneled to CCPF, primarily from legal and administrative proceedings. Unlike the funds funneled to CCPF via cy pres funds or fines imposed by the CPUC, the funds flowing to the new entity would come from utility companies’ voluntary donations after they were urged by the CPUC and others to donate in order to further diversity.

As such, Peter Arth (Chief of Staff to then-President of the CPUC, Michael Peevey) invited Ruthe Ashley to a restaurant in San Francisco. As a result of the meeting, a new entity known as CaliforniaALL was formed as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable entity that would collect funds to theoretically be used to invest in promoting diversity. CaliforniaALL, which came into existence in 2008 and was abruptly dissolved in 2010, was considered to have been in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California. (See Attachment titled “Memo from Patricia Lee to BOG.”) In addition, the partnership stipulation between the State Bar and CaliforniaAll provided that the Board of Governors would appoint two of CaliforniaALL’s members to the Board of Directors.

Executive Director of the State Bar of California Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, and Judge Morrison England were members of CaliforniaALL’s “Advisory Council” (see Attachment titled “CaliforniaALL December 2008 Newsletter”), affording Judy Johnson and Judge England numerous opportunities to meet and collude or, at a minimum, to create such an appearance.

CaliforniaALL obtained donations of almost $2 million, primarily from utility companies such as Sempra, AT&T, PG&E and, of course, Verizon Wireless. In addition, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Buchalter Nemer’s Holly Fujie, and Leslie Hatamiya colluded to transfer $774,247 sub rosa from the State Bar of California Foundation (dba California Bar Foundation) to CaliforniaALL. (See attachment titled “Cal Bar Foundation’s tax return for 2008.”) In 2009, yet another $5,000 was transferred from Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL for purposes of “researching” best practices. Hence, for simplicity’s sake, this complaint rounds the amount at issue to $780,000.

The transfer of $780,000 from Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL was never acknowledged by any of CaliforniaALL’s publications. Similarly, it was never mentioned in the California Bar Journal or the NewsRoom of Cal Bar Foundation, where all other grants were heavily reported.

It is my position that the transfer of funds was never mentioned because it resulted from a conspiracy by Ruthe Ashley, Holly Fujie, Patricia Lee, and Leslie Hatamiya (all, incidentally, Asian-Americans who are very active in the promotion of diversity) to quietly shift the $780,000, some of which would later be misappropriated and used for personal gain and kickbacks. Indeed, once the funds reached CaliforniaALL, some of it was misappropriated. In order to cover-up the misappropriation, false and inaccurate statements were submitted to the IRS by CaliforniaALL and Ruthe Ashley. For example, CaliforniaALL, which was housed pro bono at the Sacramento Office of DLA Piper, falsely claimed in IRS filings that it had paid approximately $16,000 in occupancy fees. Additional financial improprieties also exist which cannot be disclosed due to the fact that the State Bar is the wrongdoer and, ironically, is the entity to which I am required to submit this complaint for processing.

It is worth noting that the California Bar Foundation is part and parcel of the State Bar of California, despite claims to the contrary and the contention that it is only affiliated with the State Bar. The fact of the matter is that the State Bar’s Board of Governors appoints all Foundation board members, including the president, and that the Executive Director of the California Bar Foundation reports directly to the Board of Governors and needs the Board’s approval to change any bylaws, for example.

In the meantime – after Judge England filed for summary dissolution in the Sacramento Superior Court, and after Judge England and Torie L. Flournoy wed, and after Torie Flournoy-England was appointed to serve as a member of CaliforniaALL’s board of directors, and while CaliforniaALL was still in existence – a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, in which the State Bar of California was named as the sole defendant.

The action was filed by plaintiff Sara Granda and was titled Sara Granda v. the State Bar of California (Case Number 2:09-cv-02015- MCE; see attachment titled “Complaint by Plaintiff Sara Granda”). The matter was adjudicated by Judge England, who promptly dismissed it. Neither Judge England, the defendant, Judy Johnson, or defense counsel Lawrence Yee, Mark Torres-Gil, or Rachel Grunberg disclosed to Granda the State Bar’s ongoing relationship with CaliforniaALL, to wit:

1. CaliforniaALL and the defendant (State Bar of California) are business partners.
2. Judge England and the Executive Director of the State Bar of California (Ms. Judy Johnson) are members of CaliforniaALL’s advisory council.
3. Torie Flournoy-England, the spouse of Judge England, is a board member of CaliforniaALL, an entity that is a partner of the State Bar.
4. The unusual sub rosa transfer of $780,000 from defendant to CaliforniaALL.

By failing to make the disclosures mandated by these facts, the above-named attorneys committed misconduct, irrespective of the actual merit of Granda’s case or its outcome. As such, each must be disciplined for his/her wrongful conduct. Those attorneys are Judy Johnson, Lawrence Yee, Mark Torres-Gil, Rachel Grunberg, and Holly Fujie.

Fujie, who participated in all the proceedings concerning CaliforniaALL (including, strangely, causing the ex post facto appointment of Peter Arth to the Council of Access and Fairness to give them a chance to meet and collude), was also a member of the Board of Governors’ Operation Committee and was briefed regarding Granda’s case. In addition, she was aware that Judge England was presiding over the case and that he and his wife were part of CaliforniaALL. In addition, Fujie served as the president of the State Bar of California and as a member of both the Board of Governors and Operations Committee, and was briefed on the matter; in fact, she authorized the expenditure of money to pay as legal fees to oppose the suit before Judge England. In addition Ms. Fujie participated in multiple diversity-related events at which Judge England and his wife Torie Flournoy-England were present; one such even took place on January 27, 2009, when DLA Piper’s Gilles Attia and the Office of Assembly-member Mike Davis co-hosted a reception honoring California ALL at the Tsakopoulos Galleria in Sacramento. Despite of all the above, Fujie –instead of speaking up concerning the obvious conflict regarding Judge England — kept quiet and looked the other way.

Even though the outcome of the Granda matter is irrelevant to a determination of the misconduct described above, the following paragraphs are included to provide further background and to rebut any allegation that the relationship between the Englands and the defendant caused no prejudice to plaintiff Sara Granda, or that the failure to provide fair administration of justice was otherwise harmless.

The fact of the matter is that the plaintiff Granda was severely prejudiced by the misconduct.

Granda, a 2009 graduate of U.C. Davis School of Law, intended to sit for the July 2009 bar exam. The recent graduate, a quadriplegic who can only move her head and fingers, arranged for the California Department of Rehabilitation to pay the examination fee of $600, which it did via check. However, the State Bar stated that it only accepts payments made via credit card, and would not allow Granda to sit for the fast-approaching bar examination. Plaintiff sensed unfairness and, like many recent law school graduates before her who approached federal court, she asked the federal court to award her both monetary and equitable relief in her lawsuit, which claimed that defendant State Bar of California violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The State Bar of California, which was represented by Michael von Loewenfeldt of Kerr & Wagstaffe, as well as Lawrence Yee, Mark Gil-Torres and Rachel Grunberg (State Bar in-house attorneys), asserted that the State Bar was immune pursuant to the 11th Amendment. (See attachment titled “Defendant’s Opposition.”) In its filing and opposition, defendant mostly cited as authority cases adjudicated by district courts around the country, as there is no clear authority addressing the interactions between the ADA and Eleventh Amendment immunity. Cases which held otherwise were not referenced by defendant, including Stoddard v. Florida Board of Bar Examiners and many other cases which held that, in fact, the ADA abrogates Eleventh Amendment immunity.

Misled, at least in part, by the argument advanced by defendant State Bar, Judge England promptly dismissed the case without giving Granda the chance to amend or plead around the issue of Eleventh Amendment immunity by, for example, naming Judy Johnson as a defendant in her individual capacity. In addition, Granda’s claim for monetary relief was completely ignored by the judge, and was never ruled upon.

Based on the foregoing, it is clear that the above-named attorneys engaged in egregious misconduct. The fact that they are part of the State Bar, an entity that should hold itself as a beacon of high ethical standards, coupled with Ms. Granda’s special circumstances, mandate and call for severe discipline.

IV. REPLY TO COMPLAINT BY JILL SPERBER OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA

Letter Jill Sperber State Bar of CaliforniaJill Sperber to Complainant 2

V. SUBTERFUGE BY TORIE FLOURNOY-ENGLAND, SARAH REDFIELD AND RUTHE CATOLICO ASHLEY

Ms. Sarah E. Redfield is a tenured law professor at the UNH School of Law. She is an expert in the area of education, education jurisprudence, and matters relating to diversity in the legal profession.

Between 2004 and 2008, Professor Redfield served as a “visiting” professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. From 2008-2009, she served as interim Executive Director of CaliforniaALL, as well as program director. Professor Redfield was paid $157,763 for her services while she was misclassified as an “independent contractor.

Events surrounding Redfield, as shown below, appear to be imbued with fraud and deceit, and it appears her role was to create a subterfuge to justify the existence of CaliforniaALL. Since CaliforniaALL’s main achievement was the purported creation of a “Saturday Academy of Law” at UC Irvine (“SALUCI” or “UCISAL”), Ms. Redfield pretended to have engaged in Requests for Proposals (“RFP”), as well as falsely claiming that she “launched” SALUCI. She gave very little, if anything, in return for the $157,763 she was paid. In fact, she took credit for the extremely hard work of others.

As circumstances presented themselves, particularly with the election of former NBA player Kevin Johnson as the mayor of Sacramento, an idea surfaced that McGeorge (and other law schools in their respective communities) would create their own supplies of qualified minority students by actively engaging the community of potential future students as early as junior high school. Activities would include mentoring, speaker series, field trips, on-site visits to the law schools, Saturday law classes, and the like.

Thus, with visiting Professor Redfield, various programs came about, such as Wingspread P20 Consortium. At McGeorge, a local program known as the “Pacific Pathways” was created by Professor Redfield with help from Twin Rivers Unified School District employee, Torie Flournoy.

Also employed at McGeorge as Assistant Dean for Career Services was Vice President of the State Bar of California, Ms. Ruthe Catolico Ashley, as well as State Bar of California Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Robert Hawley. Ashley and Redfield were also involved with diversity-related matters within the State Bar of California as part of its council on access and fairness, and as the head of a working group referred to as “Education Pipeline, State Bar of California.”

Shortly, thereafter, Ashley left McGeorge to work at CalPERS as a “Diversity Officer” for External Affairs. Subsequenty, CPUC General Counsel Peter Arth invited Ashley and Redfield to dinner, whereupon the idea for CaliforniaALL (initially known as Ca AAL) was memorialized on a paper napkin in approximately July 2007.

In mid 2008, CaliforniaALL was ready to rock and roll. It had just obtained Section 501(C)(3) approval, Ruthe Catolico Ashley was hired as a CEO, a sub rosa transfer of $780,000 had been received from the State Bar of California Foundation (AKA Cal Bar Foundation), and close to another million dollars from utility companies, allegedly, poured in.

According to Professor Redfield’s CV, between 2008 and 2009 she “launched” CaliforniaALL, participated in RFP, and “launched” the Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine.

Sara E. Redfield SAL

Similarly, CaliforniaALL’s own publication indicates that with CaliforniaALL’s grant funds, U.C. Irvine developed and implemented the Saturday Academy of Law, and that by 2009 CaliforniaALL’s mission was visibly at work through the program. See below.

Work CALALL SAL

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, as most transactions involving CaliforniaALL, the California Bar Foundation and the State Bar of California, it is imbued with fraud and egregious acts dishonesty and deception.

Specifically, the Saturday Academy of Law has been in existence for many years, and is part of the University of California Irvine’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), which has many programs to benefit the community, such as “UCI Saturdays with Sciences,” “Saturday Academy in Mathematics,” and the like.

For example, as part of a field trip to law firms, the photo below was taken in 2007 when the UCISAL group visited the law offices of Allen Matkins. (See below.) We have intentionally blurred the photo to maintain the students’ privacy. Seated on the right is Allen Matkins managing partner Robert Hamilton. On the far right is Karina Hamilton, a former Allen Matkins associate, wife of Robert Hamilton, and the former Director of Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine.

SAL Visit to Allen Matkins

 

Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine Director Karina Hamilton

On April 13, 2012 Adam Stock of Allen Matkins’ office in Orange County published the following:

“Allen Matkins joined the Orange County Diversity Task Force, a collaborative effort of professionals from top Orange County law firms and businesses that are committed to achieving cultural diversity in the legal profession. As part of this effort, on April 6, 2010, Allen Matkins hosted an office visit and luncheon for the inaugural class of the University of California — Irvine Saturday Academy of Law program (“SAL”).”

Allen Matkins Web Page Re Saturday Law Academy

Unfortunately, again, this is not the case. Instead, as most transactions involving CaliforniaALL, the California Bar Foundation and the State Bar of California, it is imbued with fraud and egregious acts dishonesty and deception.

Specifically, the Saturday Academy of Law has been in existence for many years, and is part of the University of California Irvine’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), which has many programs to benefit the community, such as “UCI Saturdays with Sciences,” “Saturday Academy in Mathematics,” and the like.

In fact, metadata from Allen Matkins’ own photos reveals the photos below were taken on January 24, 2007, and not on April 2, 2010 as Allen Matkins (who’s managing partner is Bob Hamilton — husband of UC Irvine’s Karina Hamilton) falsely alleges.

The metadata results were obtained by examining the following links at www.findexif.com :

http://allenmatkinsdiversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/SAL01.jpg

AND

http://calconsumerproductlaw.com/AllenMatkinsDiversity/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/SAL02.jpg

Allen Matkins EXIF Data 1

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VI. YR’S VIEW OF EVENTS SURROUNDING CaliforniaALL

CaliforniaALL -- Team Barack Obama
(L-R) USDOJ’s Tony West, Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, HUD’s Ophelia Basgal, Judy Johnson, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie, James Brosnahan, and Kamala Harris. (Image:courtesy photos)

As matters presently stand, it appears that in 2008 Morrison & Foerster attorneys James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party.), Tony West (Barack Obama’s Chair of California Finance Committee), Chris Young (“Obama for America” Northern California Deputy Finance Director) and Annette Carnegie (former director with the California Bar Foundation) in conjunction with Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, Obama for America ; member of CaliforniaALL) , Jeffrey Bleich (president of the State Bar of California, director with the California Bar Foundation, founding member and Chair of Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee) executed a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse all or part of the “hush-hush” $780,000.00 originating from the California Bar Foundation by improperly transferring the money to Barack Obama’s coffers via a separate foundation created ad hoc by Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster known as CaliforniaALL.

Other then collecting close to $2 million directly from utility companies (including the “hush-hush” transfer of $774,247, comprised of one installment of $5000 and another contribution of $769,247 from the Foundation which was never mentioned in the Foundation’s “newsroom” or by any other of its publications such as the California Bar Journal or by any of the newsletters and alerts published by CaliforniaALL), CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom entity from its inception in 2008 to the day it began to slowly be dissolved in approximately 2009, subsequent to the election of Barack Obama as president of the U.S. Its only alleged achievement was providing some money for the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law at UC Irvine (“SALUCI”) in approximately 2008-2009. Here too vast and intense suspicious circumstances exist as the funds from CaliforniaALL actually went to the UC Irvine Foundation, where the present executive director of the State Bar of California (Senator Joe Dunn) serves as a member of the audit committee, and it turns out that the SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene. In addition, some records seem to indicate that Verizon Wireless funneled the money directly to SALUCI , while CaliforniaALL took the credit.

Initially, due to circumstances which cannot be viewed as mere coincidence, I was under the impression that funds have been misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation by Voice of OC — specifically, by its founders 1) Joe Dunn and 2) Martha Escutia (both former state senators who were overseeing utility companies and the CPUC and investigating the California energy crisis), and 3) Thomas Girardi and 4) James Brosnahan who were litigating cases involving the California energy crisis on opposite sides, and/or Geoffrey Brown, former Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission and 2007 Director of the Foundation during the time of the suspicious transfer of funds to CaliforniaALL (an entity of which CPUC’s Peter Arth was one of the main initiators).

However futile, I asked the State Bar of California to investigate the matter. While the Foundation alleges that the source of the (relatively) large sum of $774,247 which it transferred to CaliforniaALL was from four utility companies (AT&T, PG&E, Edison International, and Verizon Wireless — as reflected in the Foundation’s 2008 Annual Report and tax return showing contributions to CaliforniaALL), there is no corresponding entry in any Foundation tax return (for tax years 2007 or 2008), nor any mention in the Annual Report, showing the initial receipt of those funds.

Nevertheless, I continued with the inquiry as large pieces of the puzzle were missing, and in fact stated so in a letter seeking information about one of the actor’s employment history. However, within the past several weeks, I believe that I finally managed to put all the pieces together.

These facts raised suspicions that money has been misappropriated from the Foundation, and places those individuals who controlled the Foundation (Jeffrey Bleich, Annette Carnegie, Douglas Winthrop, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Geoffrey Brown, and others), who “legally” created CaliforniaALL (James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, Susan Mac Cormac, and Annette Carnegie of the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster), who controlled the money (Ophelia Basgal of PG&E; Douglas Winthrop, attorney for PG&E; Jeffrey Bleich, attorney for Verizon Wireless; and Edison (client of James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, and Annette Carnegie), who controlled CaliforniaALL (Ruthe Ashley, Ophelia Basgal), and who controlled the finances for the Obama for America’s 2008 campaign (Jeffrey Bleich, Tony West, and Chris Young) in a very awkward position.

In my opinion, and based on the information I’ve discovered, it appears that funds were misappropriated and/or laundered through the California Bar Foundation by various individuals through the misuse of CaliforniaALL. Although other potential explanations certainly exist, based on these individuals’ involvement in the “Obama for America” 2008 presidential campaign (as discussed below), one likely possibility is that the funds were unlawfully misdirected to that campaign.

VII.  STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA’S JOE DUNN AND JON STREETER OF KEKER & VAN NEST PRESS CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST YR WITH YOLO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY; PARTIAL COPY OF  DECLARATION OF BRUCE NALIBOFF PRESENTED TO JUDGE TIM FALL

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March 18, 2013

Dear Members and Others,

The attached articles deal with two subjects that are inexorably intertwined. The first by Courthouse News reporter, Maria Dinzeo, recounts the fact that the Chief Justice has reappointed three current members to the Judicial Council. The second article, by The Recorder’s Cheryl Miller, details a recent legislative hearing that focused on the money-sucking Long Beach Courthouse.

These two issues must be viewed in the larger context of a dysfunctional form of branch governance and the lack of a real system of checks and balances.

Reappointing the same judges/justices who have failed to appropriately oversee the bloated and entrenched bureaucracy is not a recipe for success. Rather, it is history repeating itself. We have not found a single instance when any of these three re-appointed members has voted against an AOC staff recommendation. They have fallen in lock-step with the other appointees who supported the failed CCMS project and repeatedly overlooked wasteful spending on court construction and maintenance. Recently each joined in rejecting the Chief Justice’s Strategic Evaluation Committee’s recommendation to end telecommuting for central office staff.

And that history brings us to the second article concerning the Long Beach Courthouse.

The Alliance has obtained an un-redacted copy of the building and maintenance contract that has left the judiciary on the hook for $2.3 billion over the next 35 years. We looked high and we looked low in an effort to learn who entered into this agreement where the construction/maintenance company bore zero risk. We can tell you that NO local court officials inked this deal. The bureaucrats from the AOC own this debacle from A to Z.

The Legislative Analyst correctly observed that the Long Beach project would go way over budget. That same Legislative Analyst had presciently warned that CCMS had not been properly vetted and was in danger of failing. Again the warnings have been ignored. And who suffers for these blunders? Certainly not those who entered into these contracts from the central office or the Council members who have repeatedly failed to rein them in. Instead the price is paid by every trial court in this state that is forced to layoff critically needed staff, close courtrooms and courthouses, make do with unsafe and overcrowded facilities, and shorten business hours for the public seeking redress.

Last week the Chief Justice addressed both houses of the Legislature. In her remarks she observed: “Structurally” the judicial branch was “reborn a mere 16 years ago.” Later in referring to the branch as “16 years young” she went on to say, “Like any adolescent it needs a check-in.” The Alliance would go one step further in this analogy: What adult in their right mind would give a 16-year-old carte blanche to spend over three billion dollars a year and not expect bad decision making and wasteful spending?

As we did with the CCMS fiasco, the Alliance is asking for the Legislature — which appropriated these monies the AOC and Judicial Council have so badly mismanaged — to direct respected State Auditor Elaine Howle to conduct an audit of the construction and maintenance programs overseen by the AOC. We caution the legislature not to be misled into thinking that the AOC-commissioned Pegasus report is comparable to a real independent audit, any more than were AOC-sponsored reports on CCMS. It is not. What is needed is an independent evaluation, just as was done with CCMS.

Finally, we thank State Senator Loni Hancock for shining the light on the Long Beach Court financing debacle by holding a public meeting. Senator Hancock’s question to AOC staff: “How did you let this happen?” — referencing the apparent belief by branch leaders that the State General Fund would pay for this behemoth — harkens eerily back to the days when our branch leaders and AOC staff attempted to shift responsibility for the concept of CCMS onto past Governors. Nonsense.

Directors, Alliance of California Judges

Source @:

http://judicialcouncilwatcher.com/2013/03/18/aoc-in-woodshed-over-lb-chief-re-appoints-three-to-judicial-council-from-the-desk-of-jcw/

More on Judicial Council Technology Advisory Committee, CCMS, Judges Dan Maguire and Dave Rosneberg, Alliance of California Judges on Judge James Herman [TLR Note: 1. Contention by Alliance correct ? attached roster lists Terence Bruiniers as chair 2. By now, ample circumstantial evidence to entertain thoughts Judicial Council’s Judge Dave Rosenberg controlling / protecting / leading Maguire astray 3. Why Maguire ? easy to manipulate? vulnerable? crook? protecting Arnold’s secrets in re disquieting relationship with Ron George ? 4. Yolo bench zeal and motive in re search-seizure , pillory YR, and hope — perhaps incorrectly — to ascertain identity of confidential sources of both YR / Judicial Council Watcher ? separate and apart from zeal of others i.e. Jon Streeter, Munger Tolles, MoFo, Judicial Council’s Mark Robinson of UCI Foundation, who together with UCI Foundation’s Joe Dunn of Cal Bar / Voice of OC — part of initial phase of CalALL financial scheme — $780,000 from Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL to UCI Foundation — to launch “SALUCI” – entity already in existence, among other widespread fraud]

February 11, 2013

Dear Members and Others,

You probably have heard the expression, “The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.” Well, indeed that appears to be true with the creation of yet another Judicial Council task force that will “develop a strategic plan for court technology.”

Some of you may wonder why this is happening when the Chairman of the powerful Judicial Council’s Rules Committee recently announced the reduction of committees and task forces. Although the Alliance is unable to answer that question, we cannot fail to make certain observations which should concern all of us as we attempt to rehabilitate the branch’s reputation and image with the Governor’s Office and the Legislature.

We need not take the time to restate in detail the colossal and embarrassing computer fiasco presided over by the Council and AOC staff known as CCMS. The bottom line is that over a half billion public dollars were wasted on a system that was ill conceived, poorly executed and doomed from the start due to, among other things, competency issues. This is not just our opinion. This was the conclusion made by respected State Auditor Elaine Howle after an exhaustive audit of the program, an audit that our branch leaders attempted to kill as “duplicative.”

We also should remember that, but for legislative intervention and years of vocal opposition from judges of the Alliance and others, public monies would still be flowing into CCMS. In fact, branch leaders continue to claim that CCMS works. They describe CCMS as a “Ferrari” for which we do not have the resources to fill the tank. So, there our valuable investment sits in a garage with no ability to go anywhere fast.

Which brings us to the new task force. The Chief Justice has appointed Judge James Herman to chair the task force. One of CCMS’s most vocal supporters, Judge Herman has sat on virtually every committee and task force connected to CCMS. In addition to this new task force, which will report to the Judicial Council’s Technology Committee, Judge Herman coincidentally also chairs that committee. So, in effect, he will be reporting to himself.

Making matters that much more efficient, the following members of the new task force also serve on Judge Herman’s Technology Committee: the Hon. Terrence Bruniers, Hon. Judith Ashmann-Gerst, Hon. Ira Kaufman and the Hon. Robert Moss. These members will likewise be reporting to themselves.

Staffing the new task force is Jessica Craven, who works in the AOC’s Information Technology Services Office. That is quite convenient as Ms. Craven also serves as the AOC staffer to Judge Herman’s Technology Committee. You should be aware that, prior to Ms. Craven’s new assignment to the IS division, she was assigned as a Senior Business Analyst in the Southern Regional Office which was tasked with developing and implementing CCMS. As of July 8, 2011, Ms. Craven was employed in the “CCMS Division,” which sometime thereafter morphed into the “IS Division.”

Clearly technology issues need to be addressed. Those early adopter courts which relied on CCMS being a game changer are now left with an outdated program which is expensive to maintain and operate, with no ability to purchase a replacement due to budget cuts.

It is shameful that our branch wasted over half a billion dollars on a failed computer system. We must take bold and immediate steps to restore our credibility with the Governor, Legislature, Legislative Analyst’s Office, the State Auditor and the Department of Finance. Creating “new” task forces and committees populated with the same leaders who presided over CCMS is not a winning strategy. Nor will this shell game impress the smart and sophisticated legislators and staff members who witnessed the CCMS disaster up close and personal.

As another example of how little things have changed in the operations of the AOC and Judicial Council, we offer a news report from KCRA in Sacramento about travel expenses for Judicial Council meetings. The story notes that more than $50,000 was spent last year on hotel accommodations for Judicial Council members. If these handpicked court leaders were effective stewards of the courts’ limited resources perhaps some travel expenses for their meetings could be justified, but at a time when the courts continue to be asked to do more with less shouldn’t we see a greater effort on their part to reduce these expenses? A direct link to the news video appears here.

These are just the latest examples of why the Alliance remains determined to bring democratic representation to the Judicial Council. “Speaking with one voice” only perpetuates and ensures that past mistakes will continue to be repeated. The continued unchecked spending of the Judicial Council, and the creation and operation of task forces that fail to provide meaningful oversight of projects like CCMS, further illustrate that these appointed court leaders do not embrace meaningful reform. The Alliance will continue to advocate for real change on behalf of our local courts.

Directors,

Alliance of California Judges

Source @:
http://judicialcouncilwatcher.com/2013/02/11/the-judicial-council-technology-task-force-banana-republic-style/
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Brief of Amici Curiae CSBA, UC Regents, CSU In Support of Freada and Mitchell Kapor [ TLR Note: 1. In essence, UC Regents, CSU, and CSBA ask court to side with Mitchell and Freada Kapor Klein of CaliforniaALL financial scheme 2. YR avers UC, CSU, and CSBA probably hired Harold Freiman and Kelly Rem of Lozano Smith in Walnut Creek to prepare brief at cost of around $75,000 — primarily as “political favor” to UC Berkeley Foundation Trustee, Freada Klein Kapor 3. Arguably, Amici within their right to petition courts i.e. persuade court in New York recent ban on large soda unconstitutional since UC wishes to continue selling large soda to students. TLR’s readers, however, need ask themselves (or Regent Richard Blum or, in the alternative, Pat Fong-Kushida and Jeff Bleich’s confederate — Bill Hauck of CSU Board of Trustees / Goddard Claussen / Golden Pacific Bank / California Forward / Blue Shield of California Foundation ) why no private university took similar action? ]

Profile of California School Boards Associations’s Education Legal Alliance [ TLR Note: 1. CSBA entity which filed dubious Amicus Curie ( “friend of the court” ) brief — by employing attorneys Harold Freiman and Kelly Rem of Lozano Smith — in litigation involving Berkeley home of Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein of CaliforniaALL financial scheme — on whether “single family home” may be exempt from Environmental Impact Report 2. Obvious question – why CSBA got involved ? 3. Notice Kapor brief not posted on CSBA’s website 4 – Vernon Billy – tagged, YR , roger that ]

CSBA’s Education Legal Alliance

We fight better when we stand together

CSBA’s Education Legal Alliance initiates and supports litigation in cases of statewide significance to all California schools. It successfully pursues and defends the broad spectrum of statewide public education interests in the courts and before state agencies. Working with school attorneys throughout the state, the Education Legal Alliance is a powerful force taking schools’ side in the courts, and has proven highly effective in both saving and gaining schools literally millions of dollars and protecting the governance role of the board.

Source @:

http://www.csba.org/Advocacy/EducationLegalAlliance.aspx

Below are the most recent amicus briefs filed by the Education Legal Alliance/CSBA on behalf of school districts, county offices of education, and ROC/Ps.

Requests for amicus assistance in cases of statewide significance are first considered by an Attorney Advisory Committee consisting of experts in the field of education law, who review the case and make a recommendation to the Alliance Steering Committee. The Steering Committee , consisting of board members, superintendents and representatives of education groups, makes the final determination as to whether the Alliance should become involved in the case.

Individuals wishing to seek amicus assistance from the Alliance should contact thelegal department at (800) 266-3382. In order to have time to take the case through the approval process, assistance should be requested at the earliest possible opportunity.


Special Education to Incarcerated Adult Students
(Brief pending)
Los Angeles USD v. Garcia
May 2012, California Supreme Court
Issue:
Since the legislation has been silent regarding which public entity is responsible to provide special education services to qualifying adult individuals ages 18 to 22 who are incarcerated in county jails, should the responsibility default to the state?

Los Angeles USD v. GarciaMay 2012, California Supreme Court Issue: Since the legislation has been silent regarding which public entity is responsible to provide special education services to qualifying adult individuals ages 18 to 22 who are incarcerated in county jails, should the responsibility default to the state?


Revocation Proceedings for Charter Schools
Today’s Fresh Start v. Los Angeles County Office of Education
March 2012, California Supreme Court
Issue:
Does due process require an evidentiary hearing before a neutral hearing officer or decision-maker prior to the revocation of a charter school’s charter by a county board of education?


Board’s Authority to Approve/Deny Charter Petitions
United Teachers Los Angeles v. Los Angeles USD
August 2010, California Supreme Court
Issue:
Are the procedures mandated by the Charter Schools Act a proper subject for collective bargaining under the Educational Employment Relations Act, the law governing public school labor relations in California?


Classification of a Temporary Teacher
McIntyre v. Sonoma Valley Unified School District
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
Can a school district classify a certificated employee as “temporary” for multiple school years in a row and still retain release rights and non-reelect rights if the employee is subsequently hired in probationary position?


Split Roll Parcel Tax
Beery/Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
Does a parcel tax which charges different rates for residential and commercial parcels violate the requirement that the tax be “uniform?”


District Liable for Negligent Hiring of an Employee
C.A. v. William S. Hart Union HSD
California Supreme Court
Issue:
When there is not an underlying statutory basis for liability, can a school district be held directly liable for the negligent hiring and supervision of an employee who, acting outside of the scope of her employment, abused a student?


Withdrawal of Compensation in Eminent Domain Actions
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Alameda Produce Market
California Supreme Court
Joined in brief filed by The League of California Cities and Others
Issue:
When utilizing the “quick take” eminent domain proceedings, does a lender’s withdrawal of the probable compensation deposit result in a waiver of the property owner’s right to challenge the taking?


Administration of Insulin to Students
American Nurses Association, et al. v. Jack O’Connell and the California Department of Education, American Diabetes Association, Intervener
California Supreme Court
Issue:
Under California law, may unlicensed, trained employees (i.e., without a nursing license) administer insulin to students pursuant to a Section 504 plan or a student’s IEP?


Reasonable Search and Seizure for Student Interviews
Green v. Camreta/U.S. Supreme Court
Issue:
Is an interview of a child on school grounds by a social worker in the presence of law enforcement a “seizure” requiring, absent exigent circumstances, that a warrant, court order, or parental consent first be obtained?


Applicability of State Wage Orders to Public Employers
Sheppard v. North Orange County Regional Occupational Program
California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
Joined in brief filed by The League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties
Issue:
Do minimum wage orders promulgated by the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) apply to public employers, such as school districts and ROPs?


Teachers’ Freedom of Speech
Johnson v. Poway USD
9th Circuit Court of Appeal
Joined in brief filed by the National School Boards Association
Issue:
To what extent may a district regulate a teacher’s freedom of speech in the classroom on issues not related to the curriculum?


Interviews by Social Workers on School Grounds
Greene v. Camreta
U.S. Supreme Court
Joined in brief filed by the California State Association of Counties and League of California Cities
Issue:
Is an interview of a child on school grounds by a social worker in the presence of law enforcement a “seizure” requiring, absent exigent circumstances, that a warrant, court order, or parental consent first be obtained?


Right of Employer to Search Employee Text Messages
City of Ontario v. Quon
U.S. Supreme Court
Joined in brief filed by the National School Boards Association
Issue:
Did the City violate the Fourth Amendment when it searched text messages from an employee’s pager where the City’s official policy gave officers no privacy in their pagers but a supervisor allowed some personal use of pagers?


Student Club Compliance with Nondiscrimination Policy
Christian Legal Society Chapter of the University of California Hastings College of Law v. Martinez .
U.S. Supreme Court
Joined in brief filed by the National School Boards Association
Issue:
Does the U.S. Constitution allow a state law school to deny official recognition to a religious student organization for its failure to comply with the school’s nondiscrimination policy?


Timeline for Commencement of Dismissal Hearing
Kaye v. San Leandro USD
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
Is the 60-day timeline for commencement of a hearing on the charges for dismissal of a certificated employee directory or mandatory?


CEQA Statute of Limitations
Committee for Green Foothills v. County of Santa Clara and the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Issue:
Does an agency’s properly filed and posted notice of determination (NOA) trigger the 30- day statute of limitations for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) challenges or may a court disregard the NOD and apply a longer limitations period if the plaintiff alleges that the agency did not comply with CEQA when it approved the project?


Dismissal of Employee Resulting from “No Contest” Plea
Cahoon v. Governing Board of Ventura Unified School District
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
Can a district dismiss a classified employee for his plea of no contest to a drug offense specified in the Education Code as a mandatory leave offense?


Board Censure Resolution
Californians Aware v. Orange Unified School District
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
Does a school district governing board have the right to adopt a censure resolution to collectively express its opinion about the improper conduct of an individual board member?


Baseline for Assessing Environmental Impacts
Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, (SCAQMD)
California Supreme Court
Issue:
What is the “baseline” for assessing the impacts of modifications to existing facilities for purposes of environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)?


Right of Student to Attend a Protest During the School Day
Corales et al. v Bennett, Kinley et al. (Ontario-Montclair School District)
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
Issue:
Is a middle school student’s act of leaving school without permission or supervision of parents or school authorities to attend a protest during the school day expressive conduct protected by First Amendment free speech rights?


Certificated Layoff “Skipping”
Hildebrandt v. St. Helena USD
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
In a certificated lay-off, may a district “skip” a junior full-time employee and lay off two more senior part-time employees qualified to perform the particular kind of service being reduced?


Bargaining of the Decision to Layoff Employees
International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 188 v. PERB (City of Richmond, RPI)
California Supreme Court
Issue:
Is the decision to layoff employees a mandatory subject of collective bargaining under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act?


Application of Wage and Hour Laws to School Districts
Johnson, et al. v. Arvin-Edison Water Storage District et al.
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
Do California’s wage and hours laws found in the Labor Code and California’s Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders apply to public agencies such as school districts?


Liability for Cost Overruns in Facility Contracts
Los Angeles USD v. Great American Insurance Co. et al.
California Supreme Court
Issue:
Must a school district pay a contractor for cost overruns beyond an agreed-upon contract price when there is no evidence the district had any intent to defraud?


Attorneys’ Fees in Settlement of a Special Education Lawsuit
M.D. and S.D v. OAH and Saddleback Valley USD
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
Issue:
Are attorneys’ fees available to a parent who accepts a school district’s written offer of settlement 10 days prior to the start of a due process hearing under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act?


Teacher Failure to Obtain Required English Learner Certification
Ripon USD v. Comm. on Professional Competence, Theresa Messick, RPI
California Court of Appeal
Issue:
May a school district terminate a Life Single Subject Teaching Credential (music) teacher who refuses to obtain English Learner certification as required in the collective bargaining agreement?


Use of District Mailboxes for Campaign Purposes
San Leandro Teachers Association, CTA/NEA; California Teachers Association v. San Leandro Unified School District
California Supreme Court
Issue:
Does the Education Code require that a district prohibit the local teachers association and others from using school mailboxes to distribute political material?

Source @:

http://www.csba.org/Advocacy/EducationLegalAlliance/AmicusBriefs.aspx

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CSBA is the nonprofit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards, and administrators from districts and county offices of education to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children. A membership-driven association, CSBA provides policy resources and training to members, and represents the statewide interests of public education through legal, political legislative, community and media advocacy.

CSBA is the only statewide education association providing governance team leaders with in-depth advocacy and policy analysis. Serving as a unified voice for school districts and county offices of education, we foster effective relationships with the Legislature, the governor’s office, constitutional officers, Congress, the White House, administrative agencies and educational organizations to bring you the latest news and facts so that you can render effective local policy decisions.

CSBA provides educational opportunities for board members and superintendents on critical issues. Through local, regional and statewide workshops and conferences, we provide board members and superintendents with opportunities to enhance their governance skills, expand their knowledge, exchange ideas and discuss important issues.

CSBA works to educate the public and media about the role of the board and the fundamental nature of public education in California and the nation. We build support for public education by combating misinformation with data and produce nationally recognized publications to keep members apprised of educational policy issues and trends.

Finally, CSBA offers members fee-based services, including comprehensive policy services, financial programs, legal services, executive search services and more.

Executive Staff

Vernon Billy
Executive Director
Keith Bray
General Counsel/Director, Education Legal Alliance
Dollye Breshears
Senior Director, Leadership Services
Devin Crosby
Assistant Executive Director, Communications and Information Technology
Martin Gonzalez
Assistant Executive Director, Member Services
Dennis Meyers
Assistant Executive Director, Governmental Relations
Marcie Mortensson
Senior Director, Human Resources
Laurie Weidner, APR, M.A.
Director of Communications
Angelo Williams, Ed.D.
Assistant Executive Director, Policy and Programs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jennifer Owen
Jennifer Owen
Director, Region 1
Fort Bragg USD

Sherry Crawford
Sherry Crawford
Director, Region 2
Siskiyou COE

Cindi Clinton
Cindi Clinton
Director, Region 3
Novato USD

Paula Campbell
Paula Campbell
Director, Region 4
Nevada City SD

Laura Rich
Laura Rich
Director, Region 5
Menlo Park City ESD

Ellen Driscoll
Ellen Driscoll
Director, Region 6
Rescue Union ESD

Laura Canciamilla
Laura Canciamilla
Director, Region 7
Pittsburg USD

Sherri Reusche
Sherri Reusche
Director, Region 8
Calaveras USD

Chris Ungar
Chris Ungar
Director, Region 9
San Luis Coastal USD

Susan Markarian
Susan Markarian
Director, Region 10
Pacific Union ESD

Suzanne Kitchens
Suzanne Kitchens
Director, Region 11
Pleasant Valley SD

Linda Pavletich
Linda Pavletich
Director, Region 12
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union ESD

Susan Henry
Susan Henry
Director, Region 15
Huntington Beach Union HSD

Wilson So
Wilson So
Director, Region 16
Apple Valley USD

Carol Skiljan
Carol Skiljan
Director, Region 17
Encinitas Union ESD

Lynne Craig
Lynne Craig
Director, Region 18
Riverside COE

Dana Tom
Dana Tom
Director, Region 20
Palo Alto USD

Marguerite LaMotte
Marguerite LaMotte
Director, Region 21
Los Angeles USD

Keith Giles
Keith Giles
Director, Region 22
Lancaster ESD

Robert Cruz
Robert Cruz
Director, Region 23
Charter Oak USD

Donald LaPlante
Donald LaPlante
Director, Region 24
Downey USD

Audrey Yamagata-Noji
Audrey Yamagata-Noji
Director-at-Large, Asian Pacific Islander
Santa Ana USD
Frank Pugh
Frank Pugh
NSBA Pacific Region Director
Santa Rosa City Schools
Shelly Yarbrough
Shelly Yarbrough
Director-at-Large, American Indian
Val Verde USD
Emma Turner
Emma Turner
Director-at-Large, Black
La Mesa-Spring Valley SD
Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh
Director-at-Large, County
Butte COE
Kathryn Ramirez
Kathryn Ramirez
Director-at-Large, Hispanic
Salinas Union HSD
Paul Chatman
Paul Chatman
NSBA Director
Ocean View SD
Ramon Flores
Ramon Flores
Director – CCBE President
Ventura COE

Source @:

http://www.csba.org/About/AboutCSBA.aspx

Update on dubious amicus curie briefs filed by University of California Regents / CSU Board of Trustees / California School Boards Associations in litigation involving abode of Mitchell Kapor and Freada Kapor-Klein : 1- Mitch Kapor — husband of UC Berkeley Foundation’s Freada Kapor Klein of CaliforniaALL financial scheme — employed by UC Berkeley as professor 2- YR spoke to attorneys for some of amici… some amicus claim legal interest in re “issue of exemption” for “single family home” not convincing … fishy …

Berkeley Hillside Preservation Wins CEQA Appeal Berkeley

From Susan Brandt-Hawley, attorney for appellants
Thursday February 16, 2012 – 03:26:00 PM

On February 15th, the First District Court of Appeal reversed the Alameda County Superior Court and ruled that the City of Berkeley’s approval of the 10,000 square foot Kapor residence and 10-car garage proposed for a steep lot in the Berkeley Hills was unlawful. The Court agreed with Berkeley Hillside Preservation that the project is not exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Wide community opposition arose when the City failed to require any environmental study. The precedent-setting published appellate opinion clarifies the standard of review and holds that CEQA exemptions cannot be used when there is expert opinion or other substantial evidence that a project may have significant environmental impacts. Here, renowned geotechnical expert Dr. Lawrence Karp provided expert evidence of unstudied “massive grading” and potential for seismic lurching of hillside fills.

The appellate court ruled that the Kapor house, which one appellate Justice characterized as “humongous” at the appellate argument, is not a typical single-family residence that merits exemption from CEQA. The Court ordered that a peremptory writ issue to order the City of Berkeley “to set aside the approval of use permits and its finding of a categorical exemption, and to order the preparation of an EIR” before further consideration of the project’s four required use permits.

Please continue @:

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2012-02-14/article/39316?headline=Berkeley-Hillside-Preservation-Wins-CEQA-Appeal-Berkeley–From-Susan-Brandt-Hawley-attorney-for-appellants

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City of Berkeley sued over Mitch Kapor home

May 28, 2010 6:00 am by Tracey Taylor

The proposed home, by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects.

A group of Berkeley residents has filed suit against the City of Berkeley for failing to act with due process when it approved the application, by Lotus founder and philanthropist Mitch Kapor, to build a new home at 2707 Rose Street.

The newly formed Berkeley Hillside Preservation group filed a petition in the Alameda Superior Court yesterday stating that the city had exempted the Kapor application from an environmental review that is mandated under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

“This application was approved without following environmental laws,” says Susan Brandt-Hawley, the attorney representing the Hillside Preservation Group which, she says, is made up of Berkeley residents, some of whom live close to the Kapor site. Brandt-Hawley says the group is asking that the court issue a peremptory writ ordering the city to set aside its approval of the project pending compliance with CEQA.

At the heart of the petition is the issue of grading. The group cites expert evidence from geotechnical engineer Dr Lawrence B. Karp which states that a grading study is necessary to ascertain whether massive grading and foundations would be required to prevent seismic lurching of the hillside lot. An environmental review would also consider impacts relating to demolition, traffic and aesthetics.

The plan by Mitch Kapor, who is also an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, to build a home for himself and his wife, Freada Klein, in north Berkeley has been dogged by controversy from the outset. This, despite the fact that many of the immediate neighbors of the proposed Rose Street site support Kapor’s proposal for a home there.

On April 27, Berkeley’s councilmembers voted to green-light construction of the home after rejecting an appeal against the January approval for the project by the city’s zoning board. The consensus was that the application was exempt from environmental review because it was for a single family home. The lawsuit points out that exemptions cannot be used when there is expert opinion that a proposal may have environmental impacts, and that the size of the proposed home — 10,000 sq ft when including a 10-car garage — means the project is not a typical low‐impact single‐family project.

Please continue @:

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2012-02-14/article/39316?headline=Berkeley-Hillside-Preservation-Wins-CEQA-Appeal-Berkeley–From-Susan-Brandt-Hawley-attorney-for-appellants

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California Supreme Court Partial Docket for BERKELEY HILLSIDE PRESERVATION v. CITY OF BERKELEY

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris : Amicus curiae

Catherine Mitchell Wieman
Office of the Attorney General
300 South Spring Street, Suite 1702
Los Angeles, CA

The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area : Amicus curiae

Stephen L. Kostka
Perkins Coie, LLP
4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA

Planning and Conservation League : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

Endangered Habitat League : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

California Preservation Foundation : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

Save Our Heritage Organization : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

The California Building Industry Association : Amicus curiae

Michael Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

California Business Properties Association : Amicus curiae

Michael Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation : Amicus curiae

Michael Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Pacific Legal Foundation : Amicus curiae

Malcolm Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA

California School Boards Associations’s Education Legal Alliance : Amicus curiae

Harold M. Freiman
Lozano Smith
2001 North Main Street, Suite 650
Walnut Creek, CA

Kelly Marie Rem
Lozano Smith
2001 North Main Street, Suite 650
Walnut Creek, CA

The Regents of the University of California : Amicus curiae

Charles Furlonge Robinson
University of California/Office of General Counsel
1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
Oakland, CA

Kelly L. Drumm
Office of the General Counsel
1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
Oakland, CA

The Board of Trustees of the California State University : Amicus curiae

Andrea Marie Gunn
Office of General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA

Christine Helwick
Office of the General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA

League of California Cities : Amicus curiae

Amanda Jean Monchamp
Holland & Knight LLP
50 California Street, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Melanie Sengupta
Holland & Knight
50 California Street, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

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See also developing story @:

http://tinyurl.com/cqcp97c

William Hauck (of California State University Board of Trustees / Goddard Claussen / Golden Pacific Bank / California Forward / Blue Shield of California Foundation ) Hereby Asked to Disclose Reason / Motive California State University Board of Trustees Spent Tax-Payers Money to File an Amicus Brief in Matter of BERKELEY HILLSIDE PRESERVATION v. CITY OF BERKELEY Involving Personal Residence of Freada Klein Kapor of CaliforniaALL Financial Scheme / The Kapor Center

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


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

Amid concerns, and consistent with The Leslie Brodie Report commitment to integrity and adherence to the highest level of ethical journalism;  in order to report on both sides of a controversy while affording those involved the opportunity to comment,The Leslie Brodie Report hereby asks  William Hauck (of California State University Board of Trustees / Goddard Claussen / Golden Pacific Bank / California Forward / Blue Shield of California Foundation  ) to disclose reason / motive California State University Board of Trustees saw fit to spend tax-payers money for an an Amicus Brief in the matter of  BERKELEY HILLSIDE PRESERVATION v. CITY OF BERKELEY  — which involves legal issues dealing with the personal residence of Freada Klein Kapor of CaliforniaALL Financial Scheme / The Kapor Center .

Please see copy of docket @:

https://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/california-supreme-court-docket-for-berkeley-hillside-preservation-v-city-of-berkeley-tlr-note-1-real-parties-are-mitchell-kapor-and-freada-klein-kapor-of-californiaall-financial-scheme/

California Supreme Court Docket for BERKELEY HILLSIDE PRESERVATION v. CITY OF BERKELEY [ TLR Note: 1. real parties are Mitchell Kapor and Freada Klein Kapor ( of CaliforniaALL financial scheme / The Kapor Center ) seek to build 10,000 square-foot house, adjacent 10 parking spots for fundraising volunteers , certified “Green” in Berkeley, CA — objecting neighbors commenced action 2- YR Asks – Why / What interests THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY – CALIFORNIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATIONS’S EDUCATION LEGAL ALLIANCE have in filing Amicus Briefs ?

Parties and Attorneys
BERKELEY HILLSIDE PRESERVATION v. CITY OF BERKELEY (LOGAN)
Case Number S201116

Party     Attorney
Berkeley Hillside Preservation : Plaintiff and Appellant

Susan Brandt-Hawley
Brandt-Hawley Law Group
P.O. Box 1659
Glen Ellen, CA

Fadley, Susan Nunes : Plaintiff and Appellant

Susan Brandt-Hawley
Brandt-Hawley Law Group
P.O. Box 1659
Glen Ellen, CA

City of Berkeley : Defendant and Respondent

Laura Nicole McKinney
Office of the City Attorney
2180 Milvia Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA

City Council of the City of Berkeley : Defendant and Respondent

Laura Nicole McKinney
Office of the City Attorney
2180 Milvia Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA

Logan, Donn : Real Party in Interest and Respondent

Amrit Satish Kulkarni
Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA

Julia Lynch Bond
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA

Kapor, Mitchell D. : Real Party in Interest and Respondent

Amrit Satish Kulkarni
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA

Julia Lynch Bond
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA

Kapor-Klein, Freada : Defendant and Respondent

Amrit Satish Kulkarni
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
555 Twelfth Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA

Julia Lynch Bond
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson
555 12th Street, Suite 1500
Oakland, CA

Laguna Beach Architectural Guild : Pub/Depublication Requestor

Sherman L. Stacey
Gaines & Stacey LLP
1111 Bayside Drive, Suite 280
Corona Del Mar, CA

California Building Industry Association : Pub/Depublication Requestor

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

California League of Cities : Pub/Depublication Requestor

Melanie Sengupta
Holland & Knight
50 California Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA

California State Association of Counties : Pub/Depublication Requestor

Melanie Sengupta
Holland & Knight
50 California Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA

California Infill Builders Association : Pub/Depublication Requestor
Meea Kang, President
2012 “K” Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Bay Area Council : Pub/Depublication Requestor
Matt Regan, Vice President
201 California Street, Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA 94111

Save Our Carmel River : Amicus curiae

Michael W. Stamp
Attorney at Law
479 Pacific Street, Suite 1
Monterey, CA

Molly E Erickson
Law Offices of Michael W Stamp
479 Pacific Street, Suite 1
Monterey, CA

The Open Monterey Project : Amicus curiae

Michael W. Stamp
Attorney at Law
479 Pacific Street, Suite 1
Monterey, CA

Molly E Erickson
Law Offices of Michael W. Stamp
479 Pacific Street, Suite 1
Monterey, CA

Bernardi, Patricia : Other

Michael W. Stamp
Attorney at Law
479 Pacific Street, Suite 1
Monterey, CA

Coastal Defender : Other

Beverly Suzanne GrossmanPalmer
Strumwasser & Woocher LLP
10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association : Amicus curiae

Leila H. Moncharsh
Veneruso & Moncharsh
5707 Redwood Road, Suite #10
Oakland, CA

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris : Amicus curiae

Catherine Mitchell Wieman
Office of the Attorney General
300 South Spring Street, Suite 1702
Los Angeles, CA

The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area : Amicus curiae

Stephen L. Kostka
Perkins Coie, LLP
4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA

Planning and Conservation League : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

Endangered Habitat League : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

California Preservation Foundation : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

Save Our Heritage Organization : Amicus curiae

Jan Chatten-Brown
Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA

The California Building Industry Association : Amicus curiae

Michael Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

California Business Properties Association : Amicus curiae

Michael Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation : Amicus curiae

Michael Zischke
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Andrew B. Sabey
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP
555 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Pacific Legal Foundation : Amicus curiae

Malcolm Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA

California School Boards Associations’s Education Legal Alliance : Amicus curiae

Harold M. Freiman
Lozano Smith
2001 North Main Street, Suite 650
Walnut Creek, CA

Kelly Marie Rem
Lozano Smith
2001 North Main Street, Suite 650
Walnut Creek, CA

The Regents of the University of California : Amicus curiae

Charles Furlonge Robinson
University of California/Office of General Counsel
1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
Oakland, CA

Kelly L. Drumm
Office of the General Counsel
1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
Oakland, CA

The Board of Trustees of the California State University : Amicus curiae

Andrea Marie Gunn
Office of General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA

Christine Helwick
Office of the General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA

League of California Cities : Amicus curiae

Amanda Jean Monchamp
Holland & Knight LLP
50 California Street, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Melanie Sengupta
Holland & Knight
50 California Street, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

California State Association of Counties : Amicus curiae

Amanda Jean Monchamp
Holland & Knight LLP
50 California Street, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Melanie Sengupta
Holland & Knight
50 California Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA

Center for Biological Diversity : Amicus curiae

Michael Ward Graf
Law Offices of Michael W. Graf
227 Behrens Street
El Cerrito, CA

High Sierra Rural Alliance : Amicus curiae

Michael Ward Graf
Law Offices of Michael W. Graf
227 Behrens Street
El Cerrito, CA

Association of California Water Agencies : Amicus curiae

Christian Lucier Marsh
Downey Brand LLP
333 Bush Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA

Andrea Pelton Clark
Downey Brand LLP
333 Bush Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA

Graham Cole St. Michel
Downey Brand LLP
333 Bush Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA

Source @:
http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/case/partiesAndAttorneys.cfm?dist=0&doc_id=2009144&doc_no=S201116

 

Keker & Van Nest to Host Fundraising Event for Newark Mayor Cory Booker [ TLR Note: 1- second fundraising KVN’s Chris Young arranges for Cory Booker — further circumstantial evidence (“FCE”) Young – black first political operative 2- FCE of potential machinations in re Young / OBAMA FOR AMERICA / Kevin Johnson/ CaliforniaALL / Mark Friedman / Three-Card-Monte 3- Morally improper attorneys from San Francisco have say who will represent interests of New Jersey ‘s residents in US Senate ]

Cory Booker, the two-term Democratic mayor of Newark and all but certain candidate for U.S. Senate next year, has launched a quiet but aggressive fundraising campaign that will take him to as many as eight events, from Manhattan to Florida to California, over the next month and a half, BuzzFeed has learned.

Since announcing last December that he would “consider” a bid for the Senate, Booker has declined to make his candidacy official, saying only that he won’t make an announcement until after the New Jersey gubernatorial race this November.

But event RSVP forms posted on the mayor’s political website — hidden from the homepage, but still searchable to the public — make clear that his still nascent fundraising efforts are robust, and that his campaign operation is already well underway.

The event listings show that Booker will head to Manhattan on March 21 to Quinn Emanuel, a white-shoe law firm, for a lunch reception; to Newark, N.J., later that night for a dinner at the restaurant, Adega Grill; to Florida for two private-home receptions, first in Ft. Lauderdale on March 22, and next in Palm Beach the following night; to Washington D.C. on April 1, for a reception at the DC Society of Young Professionals; and then back to New York on April 9, for an event at the home of Barry Coller, the physician in chief of Rockefeller University Hospital.

Later in the month, Booker will take a swing through California, first to Los Angeles on April 25, to hobnob with a diverse group of Hollywood bigwigs who in past campaigns have offered their support to an array of candidates from both parties.

The fundraiser, according to its RSVP form, will be held at the home of major motion-picture producer Jerry Weintraub, whose most recent project was a largely positive documentary, 41, on former Republican president George H.W. Bush. According to campaign finance reports, Weintraub has already contributed $5,000 to Booker’s political action committee, CoryPAC, and was a supporter of New Jersey’s Frank Lautenberg — the retiring Senator whose seat Booker will run for next year — during his most recent and last campaign in 2007. Although the producer did not give to either Obama or Mitt Romney in the last presidential race, he did contribute to John McCain’s campaign in 2008.

Other guests slated to attend the Los Angeles fundraiser — where tickets run cost $5,000 — were some of the president’s biggest West Coast supporters last year.

The list of star-studded attendees includes Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation who helped launched the pro-Obama Super PAC, Priorities USA; Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney, Bob Iger; Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas; interior decorator and major Obama bundler, Michael Smith, who redesigned the Oval Office for the president in 2010; CEO of Sony, Michael Lynton; former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown; producer J.J. Abrams; director Rob Weiner; actor Bruce Willis; and HBO executive Michael Lombardo, who hosted the fundraiser with LGBT leaders last year that inspired Vice President Joe Biden to speak out, to the surprise of the White House, in support of marriage equality on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Gerald Parsky — the chairman of the private investment firm Aurora Capital Group, a former appointee to five Republican presidents, and a fundraiser for both of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns — is scheduled to attend the Los Angeles fundraiser for Booker, despite having given more recently to Romney in 2012 and McCain in 2008.

Before leaving California, Booker is scheduled to appear in San Francisco the day after the Los Angeles fundraiser, at the law firm, Keker & Van Nest.

The Newark mayor is already well ahead in early polling of his likely primary opponent, New Jersey’s Rep. Frank Pallone, who has long expressed interest in the Senate seat. A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll, released Wednesday morning, shows Booker leads the congressman 50 percent to four percent.

Please continue @:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/cory-booker-launches-quiet-fundraising-blitz

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Special Cocktail Reception for Newark Mayor Cory Booker in San Francisco

The Offices of Keker & Van Nest, 633 Battery Street, San Francisco CA 94111 · Monday, October 24, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Matthew Wise

Please Join Hosts*

Susana and Eric Casher ~ Michael D. Celio ~ Becky Draper ~ Lisa and Doug Goldman ~ John W. Keker ~ Lorna and Wade Randlett ~ Staci and Jamie Slaughter ~ Sandi and John Thompson ~ Samania and Chris Young

*Host Committee Still In Formation

for a Special Cocktail Reception with Newark Mayor Cory Booker

in support of Booker Team For Newark

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Offices… [read more]
Learn more: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145043528925288

Source @:

https://www.facebook.com/events/145043528925288/

or @:

plancast.com/p/81el/special-cocktail-reception-newark-mayor-cory-booker-san-francisco

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For more about Chris Young and Keker & Van Nest, please see @:

http://tinyurl.com/d3wds2c

Dr. Freada Kapor Klein and Dr. Orly Taitz hereby asked to opine if appropriate for President Barack Obama to meet and dine with Yityish Aynaw — first Black Miss Israel [TLR Note: please discuss 1. Do you believe Obama chose Yityish Aynaw solely because she is African-Israeli ? In other words, had she been an immigrant from Moldova, would Obama express the same level of enthusiasm? 2. Do you think it is politically incorrect for the president of the United States to encourage beauty pageants where women are judged and get rewarded for their look ? ]

Barack Obama and Yityish Aynaw

An advance party of White House officials insisted on inviting Yityish Aynaw, 22, to next Thursday’s gala dinner hosted by Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, after hearing how she became the first Israeli of Ethiopian origin to win the country’s premier beauty queen contest last month.

Her presence among 120 guests who will also include Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, Lt General Benny Gantz, the army chief of staff, and Rueven Rivlin, the Knesset speaker puts her ahead of many more august figures who have failed amid a desperate clamour to secure invites.

The mass circulation Yedioth Ahronot newspaper reported that Ms Aynaw – who emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with her Jewish grandparents after the death of her mother when she was 12 – would have the chance to exchange pleasantries with the president.

Please continue @:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9927119/Barack-Obama-to-dine-with-first-black-Miss-Israel.html

Timeline 2010 – Stand Up for California: Cache Creek Casino: Traffic, crime, but oh the money [ TLR Note: 1- Practically speaking, Cache Creek Casino – controlled by Howard Dickstein and UC Davis Foundation’s Tribal Chairman Marshall McKay of Beverly Hills — pays salaries of Bruce Naliboff, Michael Cabral and RICO Defendant Jeff Reisig 2- If tribe a sovereign entity — what, if any, constitutional provision gives Yolo County power to seek payments in mitigation? 3- Are payments reason Bruce Naliboff / Jeff Reisig did not criminally charge fraternity members for hate crimes / attempted extortion of Ryan Clifford — attempted extortion in re subsequent alleged threat of violence against Ryan Clifford if will not remain quiet]

Cache Creek Casino: Traffic, crime, but oh the money

Cache Creek Casino has brought some prosperity to the region, but the grand jury noted the negatives in its report. By ERIN TRACY / Daily Democrat 07/09/2010

The Cache Creek Casino Resort attracted patrons who fueled the economy, which led to improved emergency services, but ultimately traffic congestion, noise, and crime beyond remediation, according to a 2009-10 Yolo County grand jury report.

The grand jury, which released its report last week, found better communication between Yolo County and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, as well as stronger oversight of tribal mitigation dollars, would likely improve the situation.
It’s hard to deny the economic impact of the 414,110 square-foot facility, which is the county’s largest employer. The tribe annually awards $200 million in vendor contracts, $40 million in payments to the county and state, and $3 million in donations to local civic organizations, the report stated.
The casino’s annual earnings, which go to YDWN members, are kept confidential by the sovereign nation but the grand jury estimated the reservation is home to fewer than 25 members and their children.
“These individuals are the direct and highly-compensated beneficiaries of the profits from the casino,” the report states.
Representatives of the Tribe declined to be interviewed or answer written questions submitted by the grand jury, citing sovereignty rights. Representatives also did not respond to inquires about the report before deadline.

IMAGES  AND NARRATIVES — NOT PART OF ORIGINAL ARTICLE

UC Davis Foundation

UC Davis MIND Institute

Chris Young -- Mark Friedman, Kim Mack,  Kevin Johnson
Sacramento Mayoral Campaign: Chris Young, Mark Friedman, Kim Mack, Kevin Johnson

Chris Young, Mark Friedman, Alison Turner, CaliforniaALL
CaliforniaALL: Chris Young, Mark Friedman, Alison Turner, 1600H / F65

Chris Young . McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law – “Pacific Pathways” – Make Believe Launching of SAL – Manoa Law School Hawaii Summit June 2007: Chris Young, Kevin Johnson, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah E. Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Judge Morrison England, CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy-England, CaliforniaALL’s Ruthe Catolico Ashley, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki.
See HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE . Manoa Law School Hawaii Summit See HERE (Judy Johnson – not shown)


Chris Young - Mark Friedman, Kim Mack, Sacramento for Obama

OBAMA FOR AMERICA: Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Kim Mack

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Three-Card-Monte: John Keker, Elliot Peters, Jan Little, Matt Werdegar, Jon Streeter, Chris Young.  Hoping to conceal the identity and past actions of Chris Young , Keker & Van Nest removed Chris Young’s attorney profile from its website.  Only after YR managed to unearth Young’s identity and only after YR filed an ethics complaint against John Keker, Jon Streeter, and Chris Young in connection with the attempt to defraud the public by concealing Young’s association with Keker & Van Nest, Young’s attorney profile has been restored to the firm’s site. See story HERE

KVN - YDCA
John Keker, Jon Streeter, District Attorney of Yolo County Jeff Reisig, Twice Rico defendant Jeannine English.   Hoping to retaliate against Yolo County’s YR and to otherwise sabotage his inquiry into CaliforniaALL, subsequent to the removal of Chris Young’s attorney profile from Keker & Van Nest website —  and allegedly acting in their capacity as members of the State Bar of California Board of Governors  — Jon Streeter, Jeannine English, Gwen Moore, Dennis Mangers, Voice of OC’s Joe Dunn, as well as others conspired to press false criminal charges against YR with the District Attorney of Yolo County. See story HERE

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Increased road use

Perhaps the biggest complaint among residents in the Capay Valley is the increase in traffic along Highway 16. Saturdays are the busiest day for travel, with more than 13,000 travelers heading to the casino, the report stated, which is a 69 percent increase between 2002 and 2006.
All casino feeder roads meet capacity limits established by the state and county and studies conducted for the 2030 General Plan and by the citizens group, Capay Valley Vision, expect traffic on the roads will exceed capacity by 2013.
In a 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the tribe and county, YDWN promised to implement a shuttle service to mitigate traffic issues. The tribe agreed to pay the county to construct a park and rides facility for patrons and employees, and make the use of its service mandatory for workers. Neither the service nor the policy has been implemented and only 18 percent of employees currently use public transportation, according to the report.
The influx of casino visitors yielded a doubling of Sheriff’s deputies in the area, but the majority of casino related crimes continue to increase. According to the report, between 2002 and 2006 DUI arrests increased 1,050 percent, assaults and weapons arrests increased 2,900 percent and Felony Burglary increased 900 percent.
How the cash is divided

The sheriff’s department has received the lion’s share of mitigation funding to county department, with $3.46 million since 2002. Despite this majority funding, the county estimates its law enforcement related workload — comprised of efforts from the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney and Public Defender’s office — is under-funded by about $600,000.
In total, the tribe has paid $32.9 million to the county: $10.6 million has gone to specific departments, $15.5 million to the general fund, $6.4 million to community residents and specified projects along the Highway 16 corridor, and $.4 million to reserves. The department allocations also include $1.2 million for negotiations and arbitration over the tribes proposed 2008 expansion, which was abandoned in October 2009.

The distribution and oversight of those funds for community projects were called into question by the Yolo County grand jury.
The Advisory Committee on Tribal Matters was established by the Board of Supervisors to recommend applications for tribal mitigation. The grand jury found questionable spending and conflicts of interest among its nine members.
At least two of the board members voted on proposals either because they, or their spouse, “held a leadership role in a recipient organization.”
The Board of Supervisors also took recommendations that limited funding to residents between Interstate 505 and the casino, precluding mitigation for many other towns along the Highway 16 corridor, including Woodland. The majority, 38 percent, of the funds went to Esparto and the were increasingly used for economic and community development rather than mitigation like road repair.
According to the report, the committee’s board minutes reflect that its members, “inaccurately believe ACTM funds are theirs to control … ignoring other county priorities or other casino-related mitigation needs outside the valley.”
County Tribe Coordinator Christopher Lee said, “The county is taking the findings of the grand jury seriously and will respond the them in full and we will have more information at that time.”

Please continue @:

http://www.standupca.org/tribes/Rumsey%20Rancheria/cache-creek-casino-traffic-crime-but-oh-the-money/

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Jeff Reisig:

In an almost unprecedented turn of events and somewhat ironically, a local official in the State of California who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses is now accused of criminal conduct.

Jeff Reisig
Shown above is Mr. Jeff Reisig — an alleged “accomplice” to both a criminal and civil conspiracy who cooperated, jointly and severally, in the commission of two or more RICO activities (image: courtesy photo)

Court documents filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia reveal that the highly controversial District Attorney of Yolo County Jeff Reisig is accused of violating the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

RICO is a federal law that authorizes a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. RICO focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a syndicate to be held civilly liable for the crimes that they ordered others to commit or which they assisted in committing.

The lawsuit, filed as a civil-racketeering action by Marina Del Rey-based legal scholar Daniel Dydzak, alleges that Jeff Reisig and his deputies/investigators engaged in an “unlawful search and seizure” and that Mr. Reisig and State Bar of California employee Tom Layton (who according to sources is part of an ongoing “ambulance chasing” scheme the Girardi Syndicate operates in San Bernardino County vis-a-vis a satellite office located in San Bernardino and managed by Thomas Girardi’s son-in-law, David Lira) shared with third parties materials obtained during the search.

The suit further alleges that Reisig conspired to participate in a RICO enterprise, as well as participated in the commission of two or more racketeering activities acting as “accomplice.”

Bruce Naliboff:

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

A big red flag has been reluctantly raised over Yolo County District Attorney Chief Investigator, Bruce David Naliboff.

The rapidly expanding multi-prong civil inquiry, conducted by Yolo County’s YR, views Naliboff  —  an Ex-Lieutenant  of  UC Davis Police Department — as someone who may potentially have a played a greater role than had been perceived up to now.

Bruce Naliboff and Jeff Reisig of Yolo County District Attorney
Yolo County District Attorney Chief Investigator Bruce Naliboff and Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig — an alleged “accomplice” to both a criminal and civil conspiracy who cooperated, jointly and severally, in the commission of two or more RICO activities according to court documents filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (image:courtesy Daily Democrat)

YR maintains that one aspect of the inquiry into CaliforniaALL /  University of California  involves 4 subparts:

1) Circumstances surrounding events relating to UC Davis / UC Davis Foundation operatives Cruz Reynoso, Mark Friedman , Gilles Attia.

2) Circumstances surrounding events relating to UC Irvine / UC Irvine Foundation operatives Joe Dunn of Cal Bar/ Voice of OC, Judicial Council’s Mark Robinson, Erwin Chemerinsky of Voice of OC, Michael Drake, and Karina Hamilton.

3) Circumstances surrounding events relating UC Berkeley / UC Berkeley Foundation operatives Freada Kapor Klein and Gibor Basri.

4) Circumstances surrounding prima-facie evidence of criminal conduct by Bruce Naliboff, Michael Cabral, and Jeff Reisig.

In connection with Sub-Part  #4, special attention is being paid to the examination of fraud on the court, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of justice, and related irregularities.

Per YR, Sub-Part #4 is being carefully reviewed because it involves “Public Corruption,” which poses a fundamental threat to our way of life. Such wrongdoing impacts everything from how well our community is protected to verdicts handed down in courts, as well as the quality of governmental services. This, YR maintains, can take a significant toll on the American way of life.

Misc Media Articles In Re Former Officer of UC Davis Police Department / Yolo County District Attorney Chief Investigator Bruce Naliboff [TLR Note: As a reminder, Naliboff behind sham search/seizure of CalALL materials from home of YR. As TLR/YR are in search of the truth, all leads and possibilities are being thoroughly examined in fairness to all involved i.e. CalALL potentially misused in re “Rocky Mountain High” rather than “Obama for America”, etc. Since UC System H-E-A-V-I-L-Y involved in CalALL financial scheme i.e. Joe Dunn / Mark Robinson of UC Irvine, Freada Kapor Klein / Gibor Basri of UC Berkeley, Mark Friedman / Gilles Attia of UC Davis — Naliboff’s background as former officer with UC Davis Police Department relevant to inquiry]

November 1, 2000 :

Thirty-three police officers patrolled the parking lot at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College during the Causeway Classic Saturday, making sure that tailgaters did not have alcohol or start barbecue fires.

Lt. Bruce Naliboff, of UC Davis Police, said that the rules were in place in an attempt to control alcohol-related fights and to uphold the ban on drinking in public in the city of Sacramento. He also said that this year?s Classic was being treated as a UC Davis home game where alcohol is prohibited.

The decision to not allow barbecuing was made to prevent charcoal from being left in the parking lot, said Captain Mike Corkery of the UC Davis police.

Source @:

http://www.statehornet.com/tailgaters-at-causeway-classic-not-allowed-alcohol/article_07a2dada-3ed1-53cf-8448-e1a549f5738e.html

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UC Scandal Causes Push for Fiscal Controls

February 8, 1996

The latest University of California accounting scandal — this one involving the radiology department at UC Davis Medical Center — has intensified calls for tighter fiscal controls throughout the system.

An array of top UC officials said yesterday that current measures designed to prevent financial mismanagement do not seem to be working.

“The good news is that university investigators uncovered the misappropriation of funds,” said Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis, a member of the UC board of regents. “The bad news is that once again, a university which is academically without peer comes across as a financial basket case.”

In a statement yesterday, UC Davis officials acknowledged that internal auditors, UC Davis police and the Sacramento County district attorney’s office have been looking into allegations that $330,000 was mishandled by radiology department employees.

The Chronicle, which disclosed the investigation in yesterday’s editions, has learned that the amount in question may approach $500,000. Sources have told the newspaper that three employees have been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of the investigation — though the university would not officially confirm that yesterday, citing state privacy laws.

University officials said $250,000 appears to have been inappropriately diverted to radiology accounts for department-related expenses, and another $80,000 was placed in “unauthorized accounts for social activities,” such as an annual Christmas party.

A UC Davis administrator said yesterday that authorities since July have conducted an exhaustive review of bank accounts and ledgers held by department employees.

“We’ve looked at all financial transactions and documents in the department over the last five years,” Janet Hamilton, vice chancellor for administration, said in an interview. “We’re still very actively engaged in all of the final interviews with all the department staff.”

The radiology department dipped into one of the accounts in question to pay honoraria ranging from $300 to $500 to visiting professors from UC San Francisco, but no policies were apparently violated, Hamilton said. The honoraria are illegal only if they are more than $1,000 or if they are paid with state money.

Hamilton said the university asked campus police officials to join the investigation because of allegations of criminal wrongdoing, but “from our standpoint, we don’t see that any criminal activity has occurred.”

UC Davis police Sergeant Bruce Naliboff said his department began looking into the case last August, a month after auditors began their investigation.

“We were initially investigating charges of embezzlement, but whether or not the facts end up showing that or not, only time will tell,” Naliboff said. He would not elaborate.

Source @:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/UC-Scandal-Causes-Push-for-Fiscal-Controls-2995364.php

Related story, please see @:

http://tinyurl.com/d8ldgyj

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

Ben Wong of Southern California Edison / CAUSE Linkedin Profile [TLR Note: 1. Notice connection to John Chiang 2. Wong — a Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology — yet employed as Local Public Affairs Officer at Southern California Edison 3. Wong – part of toxic and unlawful mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship between utility SCE and Asian-American community in California conveniently arranged by a corn farmer from Iowa – SCE Director Ron Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson 4. Recently, California Bar Foundation Director Richard Tom of SCE — who criminally conspired with California Bar Foundation Director MTO’s Mary Ann Todd and others to knowingly press false criminal charges against YR — abruptly quit SCE ]

Ben Wong’s Overview

Current
Past
  • Regional Public Affairs Manager; Executive Director – Los Angeles County Division at League of California Cities
  • Assistant to the Boardmember at Office of Hon. John Chiang, CA State Board of Equalization, 4th District
  • City Council Member at City of West Covina
Education
  • University of Southern California
Connections
500+ connections
Websites

Ben Wong’s Experience

Local Public Affairs

Southern California Edison

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EIX; Utilities industry

January 2010Present (3 years 3 months)

Regional Public Affairs Manager; Executive Director – Los Angeles County Division

League of California Cities

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Government Relations industry

January 2006January 2010 (4 years 1 month)

The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.

The League’s mission statement reflects this commitment to “restore and protect local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians”.

Assistant to the Boardmember

Office of Hon. John Chiang, CA State Board of Equalization, 4th District

July 2001January 2006 (4 years 7 months)

City Council Member

City of West Covina

April 1992December 2005 (13 years 9 months)

After being elected with nearly 65% of the vote in 1992, I was re-elected twice as the top vote getter in 1997 and 2001. Also served as Mayor in 1997-98 and 2001-02.

Ben Wong’s Education

University of Southern California

B.S. & Ph.D., Cellular & Molecular Biology

19691978

Source @:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ben-wong/6/81b/52b

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FACTUAL BACKGROUND:

MTO
MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON: Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phiilips, Henry Weissmann, Robert Adler, Fred Rowley, Mary Ann Todd, and Misty Sanford

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles

Southern California Edison - Ron Olson, John Bryson, Robert Adler, Richard Tom, Ben Wong

Ron Olson, John Bryson, Robert Adler, Richard Tom, and Ben Wong

Ron Olson, Mary Ann Todd, and Richard Tom

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson

Ron, Jeff and Brad

Munger Tolles -- CAUSE

Ron, Fred, Ben Wong, James Hsu, Justice Ming Chin

MTO Verizon

Questions are being raised about the secretive relationship involving a utility company, a law firm, and a California judicial officer who stands united with Asian-American more so than he does for the population as a whole.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, sources maintain California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming Chin’s clandestine involvement with the Center for Asian-American United for Self Empowerment (“CAUSE”) is “far from over,” because new revelations now implicate Southern California Edison (“SCE”) and power-house Munger Tolles & Olson (“MTO”).


Mr Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Ming, not a stranger to The Leslie Brodie report, partook in the “60 Days Suspension Scandal,” (See Part 1 and Part 2) wherein a lawyer with a prior criminal history engaged in a pogrom in a San Francisco synagogue, yet was only suspended for 60 days due to his political connections within the Democratic party, and courtesy of Judy Johnson, former crack-addict Mike Nisperos, and JoAnn Remke. (Photo:courtesy)

Wholly separate and apart from CaliforniaALL, at issue are funds bestowed on CAUSE by MTO and SCE while Justice Chin served as an official adviser to CAUSE during  the time period representatives of both SCE and MTO were members of CAUSE board of directors.

“For whatever reason, Ron Olson has a propensity to create those double wide loops where one person from SCE and one person from MTO would serve on the board of a non-profit that he has an interest in corrupting.  For example, at CAUSE he positioned Fred Rowley and Ben Wong  .  At the  California Bar Foundation he  positioned Mary Ann Todd and Richard Tom.  If I would be asked to speculate, I would say it is a form of an insurance, a way to ensure that SCE would stand by his side as co-defendant, say if a class-action is filed against MTO alleging that it misused a certain non-profit to bribe a CPUC commissioner for the purpose of allowing SCE to charge higher rates, for example.” a source seeking anonymity maintained.

As previously reported, Chin’s long-standing involvement with the entity which cater exclusively to Asian-American was the subject of a complaint with the California Commission on Judicial Performance due to CAUSE’s invidious discrimination against those who are non Asian-American.   That complaint also alleged that the associate justice must be disciplined due to CAUSE involvement in the political-process, conduct that Chin is otherwise prohibited in engaging in pursuant to Canon 5.

The complaint alleged Justice Chin’s clandestine nature and undisclosed involvement is particularly troubling based on facts as they relate to Mr. James Hsu — CAUSE’s treasurer as well as a board member of a (now defunct) sham charitable entity known as CaliforniaALL –  as matters relating to CaliforniaALL would soon be considered by the California Supreme Court.

The complaint further alleged that  without the  “fortuitous discovery ” by the petitioner, he would not have known that Justice Chin and Hsu are involved with CAUSE as to seek the recusal of Justice Chin in matters relating to CaliforniaALL.

Similarly, the complaint alluded to  a State Bar of California petition in the matter of Sander vs. State Bar of California which is currently pending before the California Supreme Court.  In that case, the State Bar seeks review of a decision that established a common law right of access to data concerning minorities which the State Bar possesses.  Hence, the complaint alleges, there is an impression that Justice Chin may exercise his power in such a way which would benefit minorities, much like his involvement with CAUSE conclusively establishes that he stands united with APA.

The latest allegations came as racial minorities in position of trust are routinely accused of intentional misrepresentation by failing to fulfill their duties to avoid any and all appearance of, let alone real, improprieties, and usually involving entities which are on the receiving end of money from large corporations, and usually utility companies. Most notable of which are “Shakedown Artist” Gwen Moore, Judy Johnson, Leslie Hatamiya, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Maria Lucy Armendariz-Antonio Villaraigosa, Alec Chang, Lawrence Yee, former crack-addict Mike Nisperos. Pat McElroy, and U.S. District Court Judge Morrison C. England. “

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Fred Rowley –  As the wide network of Asian Pacific Islanders (“API”) operatives allegedly involved in myriad financial schemes on behalf of utility companies and their law firms continue to grow, a new wrinkle was recently added as California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming W. Chin’s tenure has been shaken by revelations of alleged bribery by Edison International (“EIX”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and the law firm which represents them — Munger Tolles & Olson (“MTO”).


Fred Rowley of Munger Tolles & Olson who allegedly served as the middleman and conduit of bribes in his capacity as director of CAUSE. Once caught, Rowley conspired with Justice Chin, MTO, SCE, and others to defraud and mislead the California Commission on Judicial Performance. According to MTO, Rowley is a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He also serves on the boards of directors of CAUSE, a non-profit that promotes Asian-Americans in politics. (image: courtesy of MTO)

A source familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity, maintain that “overwhelming and undisputed” evidence shows that for a period of several years, both SCE and MTO poured large amounts of money into a questionable non-profit entity for which Justice Chin served as an official adviser, albeit secretly so.

The non-profit at issue is Pasadena-based Center for Asian-American United for Self Empowerment (“CAUSE”), which allegedly spends the money it collects for the purpose of voter-registration of API, as well as to lobby for furthering the appointments of APIs to various governmental positions.

While Justice Chin’s clandestine involvement with CAUSE began in approximately 2004, the source maintain the inquiry is focused on the years prior to the recent election by which Justice Chin was up for re-election, and during the time period one alleged wrongdoer – API Fred Rowley of MTO – served as the middleman and conduit of bribes in his capacity as director of CAUSE.

This, according to the source, creates not only the appearance of improprieties but actual misconduct as bestowing anything of value on a judicial officer by SEC and MTO to sponsor an entity which will register as many as APIs as possible who would, in turn, vote for the retention of Chin in the upcoming election, is prohibited.

As mentioned earlier, Justice Chin abruptly quit CAUSE in the midst of an inquiry by the California Commission on Judicial Performance subsequent to a complaint which alleged that Chin’s long-standing involvement with the entity — which caters exclusively to APIs — is prohibitive due to CAUSE’s invidious discrimination against those who are non-API. At that time, those were the only allegations lodged, and no mention was made of alleged improprieties by EIX, SCE, or MTO.

Please continue @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/09/03/amid-allegations-of-bribery-call-fo…

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The Man Behind the Curtain — Director of Southern California Edison Ron Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson

GOOD Ol’ BOYS

Ronald Leroy Olson is a man proud of his humble Iowa background. Like his two close friends and business partners from across the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska — Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger –Olson prefers to not flash his wealth and engage in conspicuous consumption.

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson
Ronald L. Olson (image:courtesy)

Given the opportunity, Olson will boast about his upbringing in Iowa, which he claims instilled in him an honest work ethic. To hear him talk, one would often believe that Olson is a good-ol’ country farmer who sweats profusely while tilling the land and fears the limelight lest it fade his suit, rather than the shrewd, well-connected attorney who sits on the board of Berkshire Hathaway, Edison International, Southern California Edison, City National Corporation, The Washington Post Company, Western Asset Trusts, RAND Corporation, the Mayo Clinic, and the Council of Foreign Relations, or the attorney who in his spare time practices law out of Los Angeles-based Munger Tolles Olson on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway, Edison International, Southern California Edison, Western Asset Trust, and many other entities such as The Yucaipa Company, Hollywood studios, and other major banks and utility companies.

A similar tactic is used by Warren Buffett, who portrays himself as the harmless average Joe who drinks 5 cans of Cherry Coke a day and spends his time playing bridge. Gold? That’s for Jews to sew into their garments, Charlie Munger declared recently. We are into value investing in productive and honest businesses. Greed ? Speculation? Hollywood? Churning ? Control and influence over banks, monetary policies, the media, utilities, and the government? Not us, no sirree Bob.

WAR STORY TIME

The second-in-command at Berkshire Hathaway — Charlie Munger — is not currently actively practicing law, although he holds the position of “of counsel” at Munger Tolles & Olson — a firm previously described by various media outlets as the best law firm in the country with an army of lawyers ready to wage war, and whose client list includes Berkshire Hathaway, Verizon Communication, and Southern California Edison.

Those warring lawyers often win various awards and designations by major California legal newspapers such as the “Los Angeles Daily Journal” and “San Francisco Daily Journal,” coincidentally owned by Charlie Munger, one of the founding fathers of Munger Tolles & Olson.

Other corporate law firms operating in California with large books of business from major utility companies include Northern California-based Morrison & Foerster (PG&E, El Paso), Keker & Van Nest (PG&E), DLA Piper (Sempra Energy, owner of San Diego Electricity ), and now-defunct Howard Rice (PG&E), which is now part of Arnold & Porter.

Beginning in 2000, these law firms were busy defending utility companies in the countless lawsuits and monumental proceedings stemming from California’s energy crisis. A unique features of those law firms is a tendency to obscure their corporate practices (i.e. defending tobacco companies, banks, utilities, mortgage companies) from public view. Instead, they would rather publicize their effort to promote diversity, and their alleged contributions to equal rights for all. For example, in the “Prop 8 marriage cases” Keker & Van Nest, Munger Tolles & Olson, Howard Rice, and Morrison & Foerster played pivotal roles. However, and although I may be mistaken, a quick review of Morrison & Foerster’s website listings for its California offices does not show even one male, African-American attorney working in California; moreover, Howard Rice has been sued for rescinding an offer of employment to a Latina attorney on the grounds of downsizing, only to continue to hire white men.

Those firms which represented the utility companies during California energy crisis, and the class-action plaintiffs’ firms who sued on behalf of consumers (such as Girardi & Keese and Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy) developed a penchant for congregating around the State Bar of California, and more specifically the California Bar Foundation. At times, strange though it may seem, two representatives from the same firms would serve as directors of the California Bar Foundation, as was the case in 2007-2008 when Jeff Bleich and Bradley Phillips of Munger Tolles & Olson served as directors, or currently where there are two directors from Arnold Porter.

A GOLDEN CAPED SUPERMAN

In 2007, Jeffrey Bleich was a ready-to-wage-war attorney working for Ronald Leroy Olson at Munger Tolles & Olson who was dubbed by some media outlets as Superman.

Bleich (if you believe Charlie Munger, while he had gold sewed into his cape) launched and co-chaired the national finance committee of Obama for America. Other attorneys from law firms representing utility companies seeking to place Obama in office because they hoped he would support the Smart-Grid and clean energy initiatives followed suit. Steven Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento , James Brosnahan, Tony West and Chris Young of Morrison & Foerster, Kamala Harris (a protege of Willie Brown – a lackey of PG&E), and Doug Scrivner (who served as chief legal counsel of Accenture- a relatively unknown yet powerful entity) organized to push for the election of Barack Obama on behalf of those seeking to promote green energy.

At that time, Bleich was on a mission to put Obama in office on behalf of utility companies. The cover story was that Bleich and Obama are “good friends” ever since Bleich was asked to recruit Obama as clerk for appellate court Justice Abner Mikva.

Bleich — while serving as member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors and as director of the California Bar Foundation (alongside another war ready, gold sewing attorney from Munger Tolles, Bradley Phillips) — was a man on a mission.

SMART GREED

While an officer at the State Bar of California, Jeffrey Bleich and James Brosnahan were instrumental in pushing for the urgent creation of a non-profit entity known as CaliforniaALL.

My inquiry into CaliforniaALL began close to one year ago when I stumbled upon unusually large and highly peculiar financial transactions in conjunction with what appeared to me to be clear attempts to conceal and mislead. In order to deflect potential allegations that I am motivated by politics, I wish to assure the readers that my inquiry into these issues was not and is not motivated by politics. In fact, the only actor that I have ever met is James Brosnahan, who I met once for a short period of time while a volunteer with BASF – VLSP, a volunteer organization that awarded me a volunteer of the year award.

In 2010, the United States Federal Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit issued its final ruling in the disciplinary matter of In Re Girardi by imposing close to $500,000 in sanctions on Walter Lack of Engstrom Lispcomb & Lack and Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese stemming from an attempt to defraud the court and cause injury to Dole Food Company in the underlying litigation. You may have heard of Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi as they are the lawyers who were featured in the movie “Erin Brokovich” involving utility company PG&E.

The court ruled that Walter Lack (who stipulated to special prosecutor Rory Little that his prolonged acts of misconduct were intentional) and Thomas Girardi intentionally and recklessly resorted to the use of known falsehoods for years. The Ninth Circuit ordered Girardi and Lack to report their misconduct to the State Bar of California.

The State Bar of California disqualified itself from handling the matter since Howard Miller (of Girardi & Keese) served at that time as its president, and had also made the decision to hire then-chief prosecutor, James Towery.

Mr. Towery, in turn, appointed Jerome Falk of Howard Rice (now Arnold & Porter) as outside “special prosecutor” to determine whether or not to bring charges against Girardi and Lack. (Mr. Falk is a colleague of Douglas Winthrop, and both represented PG&E in its massive bankruptcy proceedings.)

Mr. Falk, in turn, exercised prosecutorial discretion and concluded that he did not believe Lack acted intentionally and that no charges will be brought against the two attorneys.

Within days of Mr. Falk’s decision, I filed an ethics complaint with the State Bar of California against Jerome Falk, James Towery, Howard Miller, and Douglas Winthrop (managing partner of Howard Rice and then-elected president of the Foundation), alleging that it was improper for Mr. Towery to appoint Mr. Falk given the close personal relationship between Howard Miller and Douglas Winthrop. Specifically, Howard Miller — in his capacity as president of the State Bar — had appointed Douglas Winthrop as president of the California Bar Foundation, a foundation maintained and controlled by the State Bar. (Much later I also discovered that Jerome Falk is actually the personal attorney of Thomas Girardi, and that Howard Rice and Jerome Falk represented Walter Lack, Thomas Girardi, Engstrom Lispcomb & Lack, and Girardi & Keese in approximately 2007, and for a period of 2 years, in a malpractice action.)

As such, while at the time I was not familiar with those individuals, I reviewed the Foundation’s annual reports to familiarize myself with the names of the Foundation’s board of directors, and to try to resolve various inconsistencies regarding who was serving as the Foundation’s president and why Robert Scott Wylie appeared to be the president when data showed that he had relocated to Indiana in 2006. I checked the Foundation’s tax returns and it was then that I fortuitously stumbled upon the fact that the Foundation ended 2008 close to $500,000 in the negative. Specifically, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES in 2007 equaled plus +$373.842.00. However, in 2008, the Foundation reported to the IRS that REVENUE LESS EXPENSES equaled minus -$537,712.

In its 2008 Annual Report (See page 9 : http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation-AKA-California-Bar-Foundation ), the Foundation alludes to CaliforniaALL by stating:

“In 2007-2008, the Foundation supported the launching of CaliforniaALL and, as the project filed for incorporation and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, served as CaliforniaALL’s fiscal sponsor. A collaboration between the California Public Employment Retirement System, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Department of Insurance, and the State Bar of California, CaliforniaALL was created in an effort to close the achievement gap among California students from preschool to the profession and, specifically, to bolster the pipeline of young people of diverse backgrounds headed for careers in law, financial services, and technology. Once CaliforniaALL obtained its tax-exempt status and was able to function as a fully independent nonprofit organization, the foundation granted the balance of funds raised for the project – totaling $769,247 – to the new entity.”

Also cleverly buried in the California Bar Foundation’s 2008 annual report was the following sentence :

“We thank the following corporations for their gifts in support of CaliforniaALL:

AT & T

Edison International

PG & E Corporation Foundation

Verizon”

See page 24 : http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation-AKA-California-Bar-Foundation
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While I was able to ascertain from Foundation’s tax records an “exit” of the $774,247 in 2008 (the apparent source of which was allegedly the above-referenced 4 utility companies), I was unable to ascertain when and where the Foundation reported to the IRS — either in 2008 or 2007 or 2006 or 2005 — an “entry” of those funds which it allegedly held in trust for CaliforniaALL.

(Later, Jill Sperber of the State Bar of California, in a letter she sent to me dated July 28, 2011 claimed that “….No State Bar or California Bar Foundation funds were used for CaliforniaALL creation…The California Bar Foundation served as CaliforniaALL’s escrow holder only to hold fundraising funds before its formal incorporation… Once CaliforniaALL was formed as a non-profit entity, the funds were paid over to it…”

Most troubling, however, is the fact that Verizon did not report to the IRS either in 2007 or 2008 that it had contributed any money to the California Bar Foundation or CaliforniaALL. See :

http://www.scribd.com/doc/102325087/Verizon-Foundation-IRS-990-Year-2007
http://www.scribd.com/doc/102325330/Verizon-Foundation-IRS-990-Year-2008

Ultimately, by conducting further research into the actors and events surrounding the Foundation, CaliforniaALL, and related entities, individuals, and events, I unearthed what appears to be a lengthy trail of attempts to mislead and defraud.

CaliforniaALL – Obama for America

In approximately 2007, Ruthe Catolico Ashley — an attorney from Sacramento and a member of the State Bar of California Board of Governors — was employed by Cal PERS as a “Diversity Officer.” Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olson was serving as President of the State Bar. Both Bleich and Ashley are politically active, and were supporting the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama for President. Ruthe Ashley was involved in the Asian-Americans for Obama branch in Sacramento.

In April 2007, Chief of Staff to CPUC’s President Michael Peevey, Peter Arth, Jr. urged Ruthe Catolico Ashley to meet him at a restaurant in San Francisco. During that meeting, the idea to create CaliforniaALL (initially named CaAAL or CaALL) was conceived.

In its brief existence, CaliforniaALL collected close to $2 million from utility companies (AT&T, PG&E, Verizon, Sempra, Southern California Edison), including a sub-rosa “hush -hush”contribution of $769,247.00 from the California Bar Foundation — –CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom entity.

CaliforniaALL was conveniently housed free of charge at the offices of DLA Piper in Sacramento, alongside the draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA . Steve Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento served as Treasurer of the draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA.

Subsequent to the election of Barack Obama, CaliforniaALL was dissolved.

As matters presently stand, my inquiry leads me to suspect that in 2008 Morrison & Foerster attorneys:

James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party.),

Tony West (Barack Obama’s Chair of California Finance Committee),

Chris Young (“Obama for America” Northern California Deputy Finance Director)

Annette Carnegie (former director with the California Bar Foundation

In conjunction with:

Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, Obama for America ; member of CaliforniaALL)

Jeffrey Bleich (Munger Tolles & Olson, president of the State Bar of California, director with the California Bar Foundation, founding member and Chair of Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee)

Steven Churchwell ( DLA Piper, Treasurer, draft committee of OBAMA FOR AMERICA)

Executed a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse all or part of the “hush-hush” $780,000.00 originating from the California Bar Foundation by improperly transferring the money to Barack Obama’s coffers via a separate foundation created ad hoc by Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster — CaliforniaALL.

CaliforniaALL – The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

Given the above suspicious circumstantial evidence surrounding CaliforniaALL, due to recent wide media coverage dealing with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), I begun to also entertain thoughts that the owner of SONGS (Edison International and Sempra Energy) as well as the law firms which represent Edison International and Sempra Energy (Munger Tolles & Olson and DLA Piper, respectively) may have also taken the opportunity to misuse the California Bar Foundation / CaliforniaALL to bribe CPUC officials in matters relating to SONGS.

Specifically, serving alongside Jeffrey Bleich and Bradley Phillips as director of the California Bar Foundation was also CPUC Commissioner Geoffrey Brown, cousin of California Governor Jerry Brown.

See bottom page: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48712884/3-2008-Annual-Report-of-Foundation-of-the-State-Bar-of-California-Foundation-AKA-California-Bar-Foundation

As a reminder, while Jeff Bleich, Bradley Phillips and CPUC Commissioner Geoffrey Brown served as director of the California Bar Foundation an unusually large and unexplained sum of money (courtesy of utility companies) was allocated to be transferred to CaliforniaALL — an entity created through the urging of Peter Arth of the CPUC.

Incidentally, during the same time period, Geoffrey Brown was the assigned commissioner in the application Edison International/ Southern California Edison submitted to the CPUC for authorization: (1) to replace SONGS 2 & 3 steam generators; (2) establish ratemaking for cost recovery; and (3) address other related steam generator replacement issues.

To contact the author: yoloanrabbi@gmail.com

Source @: http://tinyurl.com/9ypyes7

Addendum to Munger Tolles & Olson Attorneys Ron Olson (owner and director of BRK-A / EIX-SCE ) and Misty Sanford of FPCI — For People of Color, Inc.: Rodney Fong of Golden Gate University School of Law [TLR Note: 1- FPCI co-founded by MTO’s Misty Sanford — a Caucasian female masquerading as Latina 2- FPCI misused, not surprisingly, by MTO, Ron Olson, Sanford, Ruthe Ashley, and others to procure fraud in re award bestowed by Justice Tani Cantil on friend Ruthe Catolico Ashley of CaliforniaALL scheme during Cal Bar convention in Long Beach 3- FPCI part of highly sophisticated network Olson and confederates put in place which also include “outsourcing” — i.e. outsource a scheme to a separate entity usually headed by Asian-Americans in order to control/corrupt justice system in exchange for money from utility companies 4- Presence of GGU’s Rodney Fong anywhere near MTO and/or any utility company and/or Cal Bar — suspect in re OS Scandal 5- Both TLR and YR chose to share information with public for the purpose of eradication of public corruption — please use wisely and sparingly]

MTO
MUNGER TOLLES & OLSON: Ron Olson, Jeff Bleich, Brad Phiilips, Henry Weissmann, Robert Adler, Fred Rowley, Mary Ann Todd, and Misty Sanford

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles

Ron Olson, Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway

Ron Olson, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett

Ron Olson, Charlie Munger, Munger Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles Daily Journal

Ron Olson, Charlie Munger

mid american energy

Ron Olson, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett

Southern California Edison - Ron Olson, John Bryson, Robert Adler, Richard Tom, Ben Wong

Ron Olson, John Bryson, Robert Adler, Richard Tom, and Ben Wong

Ron Olson, Mary Ann Todd, and Richard Tom

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson

Ron, Jeff and Brad

Munger Tolles -- CAUSE

Ron, Fred, Ben Wong, James Hsu, Justice Ming Chin

CaliforniaALL -- Munger Tolles & Olson Team

MTO -  SCE - EIX - CaliforniaALL

MTO Verizon

For People of Color Inc , Misty Sanford, Munger Tolles & Olson, Ron Olson,

Ron and Misty

Munger Tolles, GGU, For People of Color ,

Ron, Misty, Ruthe and Rodney Fong

David Greenwald of People’s Vanguard of Davis Hereby Asked to Disclose Reason Your Publication VANGUARD COURT WATCH Did Not- Does Not Cover Matter of Ryan Clifford v. UC Davis [TLR Note: VANGUARD COURT WATCH lack of coverage in matters of Clifford v. UC Davis and separate events dealing with unlawful pretextual search of home of YR and seizure of all CaliforniaALL financial scheme related materials by armed posse from Yolo County District Attorney is viewed by The Leslie Brodie Report as strong circumstantial evidence David Greenwald reporting is suspect, compromised! ; Greenwald connections to UC Davis and/or Judge Dave Rosenberg?]

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In Re CaliforniaALL financial scheme, Yolo DA, YR, below:

I. INTRODUCTION

Sara M. Granda v State Bar of California (2009 cv 02015)

In May 2009, Sara Granda graduated from U.C. Davis School of Law and, like most of her peers, hoped to sit for the July 2009 bar exam.

California’s Department of Rehabilitation paid the $600 bar exam fee with a check, and Granda was assured that she was properly registered.


Ms. Sara Granda. It is easy to imagine Sara Granda in a courtroom, questioning witnesses, challenging the opposition, and fighting for justice with the force of her large personality. A ventilator, which she needs to breathe, would hang from the back of her wheelchair. An assistant would help her flip through files, since she cannot move her hands or arms. When she approaches the bench, Ms. Granda would maneuver her chair using her tongue. “So much of what happens in the courtroom is theater,” says Ms. Granda, 29, who has lived out her own drama since she became paralyzed from the neck down at age 17. “I’m not sure how much time I will spend in court as an attorney. But I know I could do it.” (Photo and Narrative Courtesy of www.alldeaf.com)

However, the State Bar of California’s Office of Admission, headed by Ms. Gayle Murphy, never processed Granda’s application because the Department of Rehabilitation paid the $600 fee with a check, rather than a credit card The State Bar of California did not relent, and neither did Granda.


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Courtesy CNN)

Local and national media expressed outrage after the situation gained publicity as a result of statements by Governor Schwarzenegger, who publicly stated: “It is outrageous that someone who has overcome so much in life is penalized by a bureaucratic error that prevents her from taking the bar exam. Government should work for the people, not against them and I’m calling on the state bar to allow Sara Granda to take next week’s test. Sara is a fighter and I am with her all the way.”

 

 Robert A. Hawley
Mr. Robert A. Hawley, California State Bar Deputy Executive Director and an adjunct ethics professor at McGeorge School of Law, stated to the Sacramento Bee: “It’s a high-tech process, and people need to maneuver it successfully, and we can’t be in the business of helping any one person out with it.” Hawley continued: “That takes us down a path that ends up in a place we don’t want to be. How do you then choose which ones to help and which you don’t?”

“I worked very, very hard for every cent,” Granda stated to the local media. “So for everything to come together in the end and for it to just kind of fall through on such a minor, minor detail.”

True to her spirit, Granda filed an action in federal court seeking an order directing the State Bar of California to allow her to take the fast-approaching bar exam.

 


Jim Wagstaffe of Kerr & Wagstaffe. In the above, Mr Wagstaffe offers his students legal counsel on how to avoid a traffic ticket. Wagstaffe urged the students to deceive law enforcement personnel. He stated: “Do what I do, put a CHP magazine in your car, so they think you are one of them.”

The case was assigned to the courtroom of Judge Morrison England of CaliforniaALL. Judge England is the husband of California ALL board member Torie Flournoy-England who, together with State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson and Patricia Lee also served on CaliforniaALL’s advisory council.

Torie Flournoy Morrison England
After Judge Morrison England quickly filed for summary dissolution in Sacramento County Superior Court, and after Judge England and Torie Flournoy wed, and after Torie Flournoy-England was appointed to serve as a member of CaliforniaALL’s board of directors, and while CaliforniaALL was in existence — a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, in which the State Bar of California was named as the sole defendant. Serving on CaliforniaALL’s board of directors of CaliforniaALL (which was in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California) was Torie Flournoy-England. State Bar of California Executive Director Judy Johnson, State Bar employee Patricia Lee, Kamala Harris, CPUC’s Michael Peevey, CPUC’s Tim Simon, as well as Judge England were part of CaliforniaALL’s Advisory Council. The above photo, which was published on the cover of a local magazine in Sacramento, notes that the Englands wed in May 2008. (image: courtesy photo)

Making an appearance and vigorously contending that the federal court had no jurisdiction over the State Bar of California were State Bar of California emloyees, Larry Yee, Rachel Grunberg, and Mark Torres-Gil of the State Bar office of General Counsel, the same office that drafted the partnership agreement between CaliforniaALL and the State Bar of California, as well as attorneys from the law offices of Kerr & Wagstaffe.

 

II. CALIFORNIA BAR JOURNAL’S DISHONEST JOURNALISM

California Bar Journal

In the midst of a public relations crisis arising from the mistreatment of the Sara Granda by the State Bar of California, an article was published in the California Bar Journal. The article was published on July 27, 2009, and was written by Diane Curtis.

As the reader will soon observe, this article is imbued with inaccurate information and is otherwise dishonest.
Article California Bar Journal about Granda

Soon after U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England dismissed the federal complaint filed by Granda against the State Bar, a Sacramento attorney, Stewart Katz, volunteered to help Granda, and did so by filing a writ of preemptive mandate against the State Bar of California.

The emergency writ was filed on July 27, 2009 and was served electronically on the State Bar. (See below.)

GRANDA v STATE BAR DOCKET

Richard Zanassi, an attorney employed by the State Bar’s Office of General Counsel, filed an opposition in response to the writ. However, due to the wide media attention focusing on the case, the opposition was styled as a request for guidance by the court.

Thus, the article written by Diane Curtis and published in the California Bar Journal is dishonest as it misleads readers into believing that the State Bar, on its own accord, approached the California Supreme Court of its own volition, as an act of altruism and due to concern for Ms. Granda. Clearly, this was not the case.

In addition, one must wonder why Diane Curtis did not mention the fact that Granda, through Stewart Katz, filed the writ for mandamus.

As is made clear by its order, the Supreme Court decided the matter by granting the writ, and not by granting the State Bar’s purported request for guidance.

 

III. YR’S ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST LARRY YEE, MARK TORRES-GIL, RACHEL GRUNBERG, JUDY JOHNSON

CalALL_Dec2008Newsletter 1

May 31, 2011

State Bar of California
1149 South Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Attention: INTAKE OFFICE

Re: Complaint for Ethical Violations Against the State Bar of California; Lawrence Yee – #84208; Rachel Grunberg – #197080; Judy Johnson – #71360 ; Mark Torres-Gil – #91597.

INTRODUCTION

In lieu of submitting a complaint form, I submit this letter and enclosed materials as a formal complaint against the above-named attorneys for grave misconduct that took place in handling matters relating to applicant Sara Granda and the case of Granda v. State Bar of California.

As will be shown, the above parties, together and individually, engaged in egregious misconduct by conspiring and failing to disclose to the plaintiff the existence of a close relationship between the State Bar of California, CaliforniaALL, State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson,Patricia Lee, and the judge who presided over a case (Hon. Morrison C. England) in which the State Bar of California was named as the sole defendant.

Furthermore, misconduct in the form of misrepresentations to the court took place regarding the current state of the law; further misconduct resulted from the discrimination against against the plaintiff based on her disability, and the unwillingness to comply with the ADA by affording the plaintiff reasonable accommodations. In addition, and adding insult to injury, the State Bar of California used the California Bar Journal as a tool to further injure and harass Granda by publishing an incomplete and inaccurate article which asserted that the State Bar had sought the advice of the California Supreme Court in determining how to resolve Granda’s claims. The article failed to mention that, in actuality, Granda had filed an action with the California Supreme Court for a preemptive writ and a writ of mandamus, such that the article misled readers regarding the actual circumstances surrounding Granda’s claims.

GENERAL BACKGROUND:

The Honorable Judge Morrison C. England is a United States District Court judge for the Eastern District of California who sits in Sacramento. Prior to assuming the role of federal judge, he served as a judge with the Sacramento County Superior Court. Judge England is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, also located in Sacramento.

In approximately 2005, as part of his community involvement and extra-judicial activities, Judge England became involved in programs initiated by Elizabeth Parker, dean of McGeorge, and Sarah Redfield, a visiting professor from New Hampshire, relating to the promotion of diversity within the legal profession. Ruthe Catolico Ashley, an assistant dean at the career office at McGeorge School of Law who later assumed a position as a Diversity Officer at CalPERS, was also involved in these activities.

The diversity initiatives instigated by McGeorge were both local and national in scope. The local program in Sacramento was entitled “PacificPathways.” The program to promote diversity on a national level became known as “Wingspread,” which evolved into a series, including Wingspread – Blackboard, Bench, and Bar and Wingspread – Delivered and Deliverable, and the like. Torie L. Flournoy, a school principal from Sacramento, was also involved in these programs at the local level.

Because Ruthe Ashley also served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California and Sarah Redfield served on the State Bar’s Council on Fairness and Access, the parties from Sacramento (namely, Parker, Ahley, Flournoy, Redfield and Judge England) became acquainted with individuals from the State Bar of California who were involved in matters relating to diversity, including Executive Director Judy Johnson, State Bar employee Patricia Lee, and Buchalter Nemer’s Holly Fujie.

As such, it was common to observe the same participant names at various diversity-related events taking place around the country. For example, over a 3 day weekend in Monterrey on October 5-7, 2006, part of the Wingspread program ran concurrently with the State Bar of California’s annual convention. Some of the attendees included Judy Johnson, Holly Fujie, Patricia Lee, Ruthe Ashley, Torie L. Flournoy, Hon. Morrison C. England, Dean Elizabeth Parker, and Sarah Redfield. (See attachment titled “Wingspread VI.”) This event, Wingspread — Blackboard Bench and Bar, was organized by Sarah Redfield. Similarly, in June 2007, and also part of the “Wingspread” series, a summit was held in Honolulu, Hawaii at which Dean Elizabeth Parker, Hon. Morrison C. England, Sarah Redfield and Torie L. Flournoy were all in attendance. (See attachment titled “UH Manoh Law School.”)

In approximately 2007, Ruthe Ashley and Munger Tolles & Olson’s Jeffrey Bleich served as Vice President and President of the California State Bar, respectively. During that time frame, an idea was formulated to replicate an existing entity that would also absorb large sums of money from utility companies, and which would be used to allegedly promote diversity.

The original entity, the California Consumer Protection Foundation (CCPF), was secretly controlled for years by State Bar Executive Director Judy Johnson. Fines and settlements from proceedings before the CPUC and other cy pres funds of approximately $30 million dollars were funneled to CCPF, primarily from legal and administrative proceedings. Unlike the funds funneled to CCPF via cy pres funds or fines imposed by the CPUC, the funds flowing to the new entity would come from utility companies’ voluntary donations after they were urged by the CPUC and others to donate in order to further diversity.

As such, Peter Arth (Chief of Staff to then-President of the CPUC, Michael Peevey) invited Ruthe Ashley to a restaurant in San Francisco. As a result of the meeting, a new entity known as CaliforniaALL was formed as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable entity that would collect funds to theoretically be used to invest in promoting diversity. CaliforniaALL, which came into existence in 2008 and was abruptly dissolved in 2010, was considered to have been in a partnership relationship with the State Bar of California. (See Attachment titled “Memo from Patricia Lee to BOG.”) In addition, the partnership stipulation between the State Bar and CaliforniaAll provided that the Board of Governors would appoint two of CaliforniaALL’s members to the Board of Directors.

Executive Director of the State Bar of California Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, and Judge Morrison England were members of CaliforniaALL’s “Advisory Council” (see Attachment titled “CaliforniaALL December 2008 Newsletter”), affording Judy Johnson and Judge England numerous opportunities to meet and collude or, at a minimum, to create such an appearance.

CaliforniaALL obtained donations of almost $2 million, primarily from utility companies such as Sempra, AT&T, PG&E and, of course, Verizon Wireless. In addition, Judy Johnson, Patricia Lee, Buchalter Nemer’s Holly Fujie, and Leslie Hatamiya colluded to transfer $774,247 sub rosa from the State Bar of California Foundation (dba California Bar Foundation) to CaliforniaALL. (See attachment titled “Cal Bar Foundation’s tax return for 2008.”) In 2009, yet another $5,000 was transferred from Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL for purposes of “researching” best practices. Hence, for simplicity’s sake, this complaint rounds the amount at issue to $780,000.

The transfer of $780,000 from Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL was never acknowledged by any of CaliforniaALL’s publications. Similarly, it was never mentioned in the California Bar Journal or the NewsRoom of Cal Bar Foundation, where all other grants were heavily reported.

It is my position that the transfer of funds was never mentioned because it resulted from a conspiracy by Ruthe Ashley, Holly Fujie, Patricia Lee, and Leslie Hatamiya (all, incidentally, Asian-Americans who are very active in the promotion of diversity) to quietly shift the $780,000, some of which would later be misappropriated and used for personal gain and kickbacks. Indeed, once the funds reached CaliforniaALL, some of it was misappropriated. In order to cover-up the misappropriation, false and inaccurate statements were submitted to the IRS by CaliforniaALL and Ruthe Ashley. For example, CaliforniaALL, which was housed pro bono at the Sacramento Office of DLA Piper, falsely claimed in IRS filings that it had paid approximately $16,000 in occupancy fees. Additional financial improprieties also exist which cannot be disclosed due to the fact that the State Bar is the wrongdoer and, ironically, is the entity to which I am required to submit this complaint for processing.

It is worth noting that the California Bar Foundation is part and parcel of the State Bar of California, despite claims to the contrary and the contention that it is only affiliated with the State Bar. The fact of the matter is that the State Bar’s Board of Governors appoints all Foundation board members, including the president, and that the Executive Director of the California Bar Foundation reports directly to the Board of Governors and needs the Board’s approval to change any bylaws, for example.

In the meantime – after Judge England filed for summary dissolution in the Sacramento Superior Court, and after Judge England and Torie L. Flournoy wed, and after Torie Flournoy-England was appointed to serve as a member of CaliforniaALL’s board of directors, and while CaliforniaALL was still in existence – a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, in which the State Bar of California was named as the sole defendant.

The action was filed by plaintiff Sara Granda and was titled Sara Granda v. the State Bar of California (Case Number 2:09-cv-02015- MCE; see attachment titled “Complaint by Plaintiff Sara Granda”). The matter was adjudicated by Judge England, who promptly dismissed it. Neither Judge England, the defendant, Judy Johnson, or defense counsel Lawrence Yee, Mark Torres-Gil, or Rachel Grunberg disclosed to Granda the State Bar’s ongoing relationship with CaliforniaALL, to wit:

1. CaliforniaALL and the defendant (State Bar of California) are business partners.
2. Judge England and the Executive Director of the State Bar of California (Ms. Judy Johnson) are members of CaliforniaALL’s advisory council.
3. Torie Flournoy-England, the spouse of Judge England, is a board member of CaliforniaALL, an entity that is a partner of the State Bar.
4. The unusual sub rosa transfer of $780,000 from defendant to CaliforniaALL.

By failing to make the disclosures mandated by these facts, the above-named attorneys committed misconduct, irrespective of the actual merit of Granda’s case or its outcome. As such, each must be disciplined for his/her wrongful conduct. Those attorneys are Judy Johnson, Lawrence Yee, Mark Torres-Gil, Rachel Grunberg, and Holly Fujie.

Fujie, who participated in all the proceedings concerning CaliforniaALL (including, strangely, causing the ex post facto appointment of Peter Arth to the Council of Access and Fairness to give them a chance to meet and collude), was also a member of the Board of Governors’ Operation Committee and was briefed regarding Granda’s case. In addition, she was aware that Judge England was presiding over the case and that he and his wife were part of CaliforniaALL. In addition, Fujie served as the president of the State Bar of California and as a member of both the Board of Governors and Operations Committee, and was briefed on the matter; in fact, she authorized the expenditure of money to pay as legal fees to oppose the suit before Judge England. In addition Ms. Fujie participated in multiple diversity-related events at which Judge England and his wife Torie Flournoy-England were present; one such even took place on January 27, 2009, when DLA Piper’s Gilles Attia and the Office of Assembly-member Mike Davis co-hosted a reception honoring California ALL at the Tsakopoulos Galleria in Sacramento. Despite of all the above, Fujie –instead of speaking up concerning the obvious conflict regarding Judge England — kept quiet and looked the other way.

Even though the outcome of the Granda matter is irrelevant to a determination of the misconduct described above, the following paragraphs are included to provide further background and to rebut any allegation that the relationship between the Englands and the defendant caused no prejudice to plaintiff Sara Granda, or that the failure to provide fair administration of justice was otherwise harmless.

The fact of the matter is that the plaintiff Granda was severely prejudiced by the misconduct.

Granda, a 2009 graduate of U.C. Davis School of Law, intended to sit for the July 2009 bar exam. The recent graduate, a quadriplegic who can only move her head and fingers, arranged for the California Department of Rehabilitation to pay the examination fee of $600, which it did via check. However, the State Bar stated that it only accepts payments made via credit card, and would not allow Granda to sit for the fast-approaching bar examination. Plaintiff sensed unfairness and, like many recent law school graduates before her who approached federal court, she asked the federal court to award her both monetary and equitable relief in her lawsuit, which claimed that defendant State Bar of California violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The State Bar of California, which was represented by Michael von Loewenfeldt of Kerr & Wagstaffe, as well as Lawrence Yee, Mark Gil-Torres and Rachel Grunberg (State Bar in-house attorneys), asserted that the State Bar was immune pursuant to the 11th Amendment. (See attachment titled “Defendant’s Opposition.”) In its filing and opposition, defendant mostly cited as authority cases adjudicated by district courts around the country, as there is no clear authority addressing the interactions between the ADA and Eleventh Amendment immunity. Cases which held otherwise were not referenced by defendant, including Stoddard v. Florida Board of Bar Examiners and many other cases which held that, in fact, the ADA abrogates Eleventh Amendment immunity.

Misled, at least in part, by the argument advanced by defendant State Bar, Judge England promptly dismissed the case without giving Granda the chance to amend or plead around the issue of Eleventh Amendment immunity by, for example, naming Judy Johnson as a defendant in her individual capacity. In addition, Granda’s claim for monetary relief was completely ignored by the judge, and was never ruled upon.

Based on the foregoing, it is clear that the above-named attorneys engaged in egregious misconduct. The fact that they are part of the State Bar, an entity that should hold itself as a beacon of high ethical standards, coupled with Ms. Granda’s special circumstances, mandate and call for severe discipline.

IV. REPLY TO COMPLAINT BY JILL SPERBER OF THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA

 

Letter Jill Sperber State Bar of CaliforniaJill Sperber to Complainant 2

 

V. SUBTERFUGE BY TORIE FLOURNOY-ENGLAND, SARAH REDFIELD AND RUTHE CATOLICO ASHLEY

Ms. Sarah E. Redfield is a tenured law professor at the UNH School of Law. She is an expert in the area of education, education jurisprudence, and matters relating to diversity in the legal profession.

Between 2004 and 2008, Professor Redfield served as a “visiting” professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. From 2008-2009, she served as interim Executive Director of CaliforniaALL, as well as program director. Professor Redfield was paid $157,763 for her services while she was misclassified as an “independent contractor.

Events surrounding Redfield, as shown below, appear to be imbued with fraud and deceit, and it appears her role was to create a subterfuge to justify the existence of CaliforniaALL. Since CaliforniaALL’s main achievement was the purported creation of a “Saturday Academy of Law” at UC Irvine (“SALUCI” or “UCISAL”), Ms. Redfield pretended to have engaged in Requests for Proposals (“RFP”), as well as falsely claiming that she “launched” SALUCI. She gave very little, if anything, in return for the $157,763 she was paid. In fact, she took credit for the extremely hard work of others.

As circumstances presented themselves, particularly with the election of former NBA player Kevin Johnson as the mayor of Sacramento, an idea surfaced that McGeorge (and other law schools in their respective communities) would create their own supplies of qualified minority students by actively engaging the community of potential future students as early as junior high school. Activities would include mentoring, speaker series, field trips, on-site visits to the law schools, Saturday law classes, and the like.

Thus, with visiting Professor Redfield, various programs came about, such as Wingspread P20 Consortium. At McGeorge, a local program known as the “Pacific Pathways” was created by Professor Redfield with help from Twin Rivers Unified School District employee, Torie Flournoy.

 

Also employed at McGeorge as Assistant Dean for Career Services was Vice President of the State Bar of California, Ms. Ruthe Catolico Ashley, as well as State Bar of California Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Robert Hawley. Ashley and Redfield were also involved with diversity-related matters within the State Bar of California as part of its council on access and fairness, and as the head of a working group referred to as “Education Pipeline, State Bar of California.”

Shortly, thereafter, Ashley left McGeorge to work at CalPERS as a “Diversity Officer” for External Affairs. Subsequenty, CPUC General Counsel Peter Arth invited Ashley and Redfield to dinner, whereupon the idea for CaliforniaALL (initially known as Ca AAL) was memorialized on a paper napkin in approximately July 2007.

In mid 2008, CaliforniaALL was ready to rock and roll. It had just obtained Section 501(C)(3) approval, Ruthe Catolico Ashley was hired as a CEO, a sub rosa transfer of $780,000 had been received from the State Bar of California Foundation (AKA Cal Bar Foundation), and close to another million dollars from utility companies, allegedly, poured in.

According to Professor Redfield’s CV, between 2008 and 2009 she “launched” CaliforniaALL, participated in RFP, and “launched” the Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine.

Sara E. Redfield SAL

Similarly, CaliforniaALL’s own publication indicates that with CaliforniaALL’s grant funds, U.C. Irvine developed and implemented the Saturday Academy of Law, and that by 2009 CaliforniaALL’s mission was visibly at work through the program. See below.

Work CALALL SAL

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, as most transactions involving CaliforniaALL, the California Bar Foundation and the State Bar of California, it is imbued with fraud and egregious acts dishonesty and deception.

Specifically, the Saturday Academy of Law has been in existence for many years, and is part of the University of California Irvine’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), which has many programs to benefit the community, such as “UCI Saturdays with Sciences,” “Saturday Academy in Mathematics,” and the like.

For example, as part of a field trip to law firms, the photo below was taken in 2007 when the UCISAL group visited the law offices of Allen Matkins. (See below.) We have intentionally blurred the photo to maintain the students’ privacy. Seated on the right is Allen Matkins managing partner Robert Hamilton. On the far right is Karina Hamilton, a former Allen Matkins associate, wife of Robert Hamilton, and the former Director of Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine.

SAL Visit to Allen Matkins

 

Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine Director Karina Hamilton

On April 13, 2012 Adam Stock of Allen Matkins’ office in Orange County published the following:

“Allen Matkins joined the Orange County Diversity Task Force, a collaborative effort of professionals from top Orange County law firms and businesses that are committed to achieving cultural diversity in the legal profession. As part of this effort, on April 6, 2010, Allen Matkins hosted an office visit and luncheon for the inaugural class of the University of California — Irvine Saturday Academy of Law program (“SAL”).”

Allen Matkins Web Page Re Saturday Law Academy

Unfortunately, again, this is not the case. Instead, as most transactions involving CaliforniaALL, the California Bar Foundation and the State Bar of California, it is imbued with fraud and egregious acts dishonesty and deception.

Specifically, the Saturday Academy of Law has been in existence for many years, and is part of the University of California Irvine’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), which has many programs to benefit the community, such as “UCI Saturdays with Sciences,” “Saturday Academy in Mathematics,” and the like.

In fact, metadata from Allen Matkins’ own photos reveals the photos below were taken on January 24, 2007, and not on April 2, 2010 as Allen Matkins (who’s managing partner is Bob Hamilton — husband of UC Irvine’s Karina Hamilton) falsely alleges.

The metadata results were obtained by examining the following links at www.findexif.com :

http://allenmatkinsdiversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/SAL01.jpg

AND

http://calconsumerproductlaw.com/AllenMatkinsDiversity/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/SAL02.jpg

 

Allen Matkins EXIF Data 1

 

Allen Matkins EXIF Data 2


VI. YR’S VIEW OF EVENTS SURROUNDING CaliforniaALL

CaliforniaALL -- Team Barack Obama
(L-R) USDOJ’s Tony West, Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, HUD’s Ophelia Basgal, Judy Johnson, Chris Young, Annette Carnegie, James Brosnahan, and Kamala Harris. (Image:courtesy photos)

As matters presently stand, it appears that in 2008 Morrison & Foerster attorneys James Brosnahan (self-proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party.), Tony West (Barack Obama’s Chair of California Finance Committee), Chris Young (“Obama for America” Northern California Deputy Finance Director) and Annette Carnegie (former director with the California Bar Foundation) in conjunction with Kamala Harris (Co-Chair, Obama for America ; member of CaliforniaALL) , Jeffrey Bleich (president of the State Bar of California, director with the California Bar Foundation, founding member and Chair of Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee) executed a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse all or part of the “hush-hush” $780,000.00 originating from the California Bar Foundation by improperly transferring the money to Barack Obama’s coffers via a separate foundation created ad hoc by Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster known as CaliforniaALL.

Other then collecting close to $2 million directly from utility companies (including the “hush-hush” transfer of $774,247, comprised of one installment of $5000 and another contribution of $769,247 from the Foundation which was never mentioned in the Foundation’s “newsroom” or by any other of its publications such as the California Bar Journal or by any of the newsletters and alerts published by CaliforniaALL), CaliforniaALL appears to have been be a sham, phantom entity from its inception in 2008 to the day it began to slowly be dissolved in approximately 2009, subsequent to the election of Barack Obama as president of the U.S. Its only alleged achievement was providing some money for the creation of the Saturday Academy of Law at UC Irvine (“SALUCI”) in approximately 2008-2009. Here too vast and intense suspicious circumstances exist as the funds from CaliforniaALL actually went to the UC Irvine Foundation, where the present executive director of the State Bar of California (Senator Joe Dunn) serves as a member of the audit committee, and it turns out that the SALUCI was actually already created in 2005 and was fully operational before CaliforniaALL arrived on the scene. In addition, some records seem to indicate that Verizon Wireless funneled the money directly to SALUCI , while CaliforniaALL took the credit.

Initially, due to circumstances which cannot be viewed as mere coincidence, I was under the impression that funds have been misappropriated from the California Bar Foundation by Voice of OC — specifically, by its founders 1) Joe Dunn and 2) Martha Escutia (both former state senators who were overseeing utility companies and the CPUC and investigating the California energy crisis), and 3) Thomas Girardi and 4) James Brosnahan who were litigating cases involving the California energy crisis on opposite sides, and/or Geoffrey Brown, former Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission and 2007 Director of the Foundation during the time of the suspicious transfer of funds to CaliforniaALL (an entity of which CPUC’s Peter Arth was one of the main initiators).

However futile, I asked the State Bar of California to investigate the matter. While the Foundation alleges that the source of the (relatively) large sum of $774,247 which it transferred to CaliforniaALL was from four utility companies (AT&T, PG&E, Edison International, and Verizon Wireless — as reflected in the Foundation’s 2008 Annual Report and tax return showing contributions to CaliforniaALL), there is no corresponding entry in any Foundation tax return (for tax years 2007 or 2008), nor any mention in the Annual Report, showing the initial receipt of those funds.

Nevertheless, I continued with the inquiry as large pieces of the puzzle were missing, and in fact stated so in a letter seeking information about one of the actor’s employment history. However, within the past several weeks, I believe that I finally managed to put all the pieces together.

These facts raised suspicions that money has been misappropriated from the Foundation, and places those individuals who controlled the Foundation (Jeffrey Bleich, Annette Carnegie, Douglas Winthrop, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Geoffrey Brown, and others), who “legally” created CaliforniaALL (James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, Susan Mac Cormac, and Annette Carnegie of the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster), who controlled the money (Ophelia Basgal of PG&E; Douglas Winthrop, attorney for PG&E; Jeffrey Bleich, attorney for Verizon Wireless; and Edison (client of James Brosnahan, Tony West, Chris Young, and Annette Carnegie), who controlled CaliforniaALL (Ruthe Ashley, Ophelia Basgal), and who controlled the finances for the Obama for America’s 2008 campaign (Jeffrey Bleich, Tony West, and Chris Young) in a very awkward position.

In my opinion, and based on the information I’ve discovered, it appears that funds were misappropriated and/or laundered through the California Bar Foundation by various individuals through the misuse of CaliforniaALL. Although other potential explanations certainly exist, based on these individuals’ involvement in the “Obama for America” 2008 presidential campaign (as discussed below), one likely possibility is that the funds were unlawfully misdirected to that campaign.

VII.  STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA’S JON STREETER OF KEKER & VAN NEST PRESSES CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST YR WITH YOLO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY; PARTIAL COPY OF  DECLARATION OF BRUCE NALIBOFF PRESENTED TO JUDGE TIM FALL

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Litigant Assails Los Angeles Superior Family Court Judge Holly Fujie [TLR Note:Fujie is a former partner of Buchalter Nemer, where she practiced very little Insurance Fraud — i.e no ongoing involvement in major cases. Her role was to serve as the “token” Asian at Buchalter — an otherwise Jewish firm. Part of “Fig-Leaf” to various financial schemes — as are other Asian-American females misused by others i.e. Ruthe Ashley, Patricia Lee, Leslie Hatamiya, etc. Her concurrent involvement with the State Bar Board of Governors, State Bar Trust Fund Commission, California Bar Foundation, and Bet Tzedek — which obtains money from both Cal Bar Trust Fund and Foundation — highly questionable (ditto, Shabbos goy Rex Heinke — former member of Cal Judicial Council) Especially since also present in the picture are Ronald George, Eric George, and Bonnie Rubin of 1st Century — a bank owned by Eric George and Alan Rothenberg. Per YR, a) Very clear Dan Dydzak is unlawfully prevented from developing his RICO case against the above, and it is clear someone is leading Dydzak astray. b) if Bet Tzedek is transferring embezzled money out of the US – is probably through Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust litigation c) YR once opined Fujie lacks self-respect and is, unfortunately, an embarrassment and exception to the Japanese culture and tradition.

How would you like to have her as the judge hearing your case like she is mine? I can tell you first hand she has no clue on family law and has no right to sit on the bench. She can judge others while she herself is being judged?

In reply to “It was revealed today that a former president of the State Bar of California and a U.S. federal judge are accused of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of a California-based consumer activist.

In her currently-pending litigation, influential consumer activist Erin Baldwin accuses Holly Fujie and U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee of failing to disclose their close personal relationship to her, both separately and independent of one other.

These claims arose when Baldwin, a plaintiff, named Fujie as defendant in a federal court action which was assigned to the courtroom of United States District Court for the Central District of California, Hon. Judge Dolly Gee.

The claim of improprieties, published first by TLR, stems from recently-discovered evidence showing that both Fujie and Gee are members of the federal bar association’s board of directors, and are otherwise heavily involved in promoting each other in various APIA-only entities.

Previously, in a motion filed with the court, Baldwin already questioned Judge Dolly Gee’s impartiality, alleging that Judge Gee was appointed to the bench through the efforts of Holly Fujie — who serves as chairperson of a committee which recommends the appointment of federal judges to California Senator Diane Feinstein.

Baldwin has also pointed fingers at another member of said committee — Holly Fujie’s fellow confederate from Bet Tzedek, Eric George.

The latest allegations came as racial minorities in position of trust are routinely accused of intentional misrepresentation by failing to fulfill their duties to avoid any and all appearance of, let alone real, improprieties, and usually involving entities which are on the receiving end of money from large corporations, and usually utility companies. Most notable of which are “Shakedown Artist” Gwen Moore, Judy Johnson, Leslie Hatamiya, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Maria Lucy Armendariz-Antonio Villaraigosa, Justice Ming Chin, Alec Chang, Lawrence Yee, former crack-addict Mike Nisperos. Pat McElroy, and U.S. District Court Judge Morrison C. England.

HOLLY FUJIE – Update

A former partner of Los Angeles-based Buchalter Nemer — who California Governor Jerry Brown appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench under questionable circumstances involving his cousin, former California Public Utility Commissioner Geoff Brown — is accused in federal court of committing myriad financial crimes and acts of fraud.

Documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia reveal that Holly Fujie of Los Angeles allegedly engaged in predicate acts of racketeering through and by means of money laundering, mail and bank fraud, as well as conversion of funds.

The lawsuit, filed as a civil-racketeering action by Marina Del Rey-based community activist Daniel Dydzak, also names as a defendant Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Los Angeles and Eric George — the son of the controversial former chief justice of California, Ronald George.

Both Holly Fujie and Eric George were directors of Bet Tzedek, an entity which obtained millions of dollars from the various trusts funds maintained and operated by the State Bar of California, as well as funds from the California Bar Foundation, where Holly Fujie presently serves as the vice-president.

Both the State Bar of California and the California Bar Foundation are under the direct control of the California Supreme Court.

The various legal trust funds maintained by the State Bar of California are overseen by the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission where, coincidentally, Holly Fujie also served as director.

Heading the commission is David Lash of O’Melveny & Myers, another lawyer who is a director of Bet Tzedek, and Bonnie Rubin of 1st Century Bank — a bank owned by former president of the State Bar of California Alan Rothenberg. Coincidentally, Eric George is part owner of 1st Century Bank.

Dydzak alleges in his lawsuits that part of the millions originated from the State Bar of California and its foundation headed to Bet Tzedek were embezzled by the various actors and were siphoned to off shore bank accounts.

Bet Tzedek is headed by CEO Sandor “Sandy” Samuels — former Chief Trial Counsel at embattled Countywide Financial Services — who according to Dydzak was appointed President and CEO of Bet Tzedek largely due to his working knowledge of how to operate an enterprise which engages in myriad financial crimes.

According to confidential sources familiar with the situation, Dydzak filed the suit in Washington DC, because he is extremely concerned that given the caliber of the defendants and the fact that they are in control of the justice system in California, they will seek to injure him in various ways, including in seeking to somehow derail the suit.

According to these sources, Tom Layton, investigator from the State Bar of California who is well connected with Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, in the past paid a visit to Dydzak’s neighborhood, and sought to convince his neighbors to falsely accuse Dydzak of various acts of misconduct, including providing improper and unlawful legal counsel.

Source: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-los-angeles-county-superior-court-judge-holly-fujie-accused-of-misappropriation-of-funds-1350971970.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

 

UC Regent Ronald Stovitz in Addendum to Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein [TLR Note: 1) Stovitz — former judge with Cal Bar’s State Bar Court. Previously, TLR exposed Stovitz for acting without a mandate and for “helping” Lucy Armendariz and JoAnn Remke in role of “volunteer.” Upon exposure, Stovitz changed status from Judge to attorney. In short, an arrangement similar to how Ronald George, even to this date, meets Tani Chantil-Sakauye on a daily basis for instructions on which cases to take and how to rule — per sources. Both Stovitz and Judith Epstein remain under scrutiny in connection with suspicious activities involving a tall man with red hair — identity unknown — who may be acting as conduit. 2) It is now very clear that in addition to UC Irvine Foundation — which provided the “subterfuge” for CaliforniaALL i.e. false launching of SALUCI, UC Berkeley Foundation which provided actors i.e. Freada Kapor, Gibor Basri, also involved is UC Davis i.e. Mark Friedman, Gilles Attia, Cruz Reynoso, etc. Conclusion: in various machinations strong presence of Goldman / Feinstein / Blum / Zellerbach / Werdegars / Georges / Friedmans / Dickstein Syndicates — henceforth referred to for purposes of simplicity as JNC Cabal. 3) Psyche of JNC Cabal remains, perhaps justifiably, “under the influence of the Holocaust” – Hence – at least outwardly – Very Liberal . Thus, No Christian White-Male on California Supreme Court or as Dean of UCLA, UCI, BOALT, UC Davis, Hastings Schools of Law… and yes, Kevin Johnson is Latino]

Mark Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE FOUNDATION
: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, Joseph Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Mark Robinson

Richard Blum
VOICE OF OC: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, Kinde Durkee, Joseph Dunn, Erwin Chemerinsky, Thomas Giradi, James Brosnahan. See relevant stories HERE and HERE


J STREET PAC: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein; Controversial Indian gambling attorney RICO defendant Howard Dickstein — member of both Anti-Israel’s J Street PAC and J Street Gang of Greed, alongside Jerry Brown ; Dickstein’s wife, State Bar of California Board of Governors Public Member RICO defendant Jeannine English – Dickstein of AARP.


STATION CASINOS: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein; Controversial Indian gambling attorney RICO defendant Howard Dickstein — member of both anti-Israel J Street PAC and J Street Gang of Greed, alongside Jerry Brown ; Dickstein’s wife, State Bar of California Board of Governors Public Member RICO Defendant Jeannine English – Dickstein of AARP.

Richard Blum
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA’s SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY:
Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, operative Donna Lucas, Marty Africa (alleged paramour of James Brosnahan – self proclaimed “mastermind behind the Democratic Party” / mastermind-legal counsel to CaliforniaALL / Voice of OC Director ) and University of California Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s deposed marine researcher turned financier — Tony Haymet of CleanTECH / Pegasus Capital / Phillips & Associates

Richard Blum
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein and California Democratic Party Chairman, Former Cocaine Addict, “Sordid Sexual-Harasser” — John Burton

Richard Blum
UC BERKELEY FOUNDATION/CaliforniaALL: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, Freada Klein Kapor of OBAMA FOR AMERICA/THE KAPOR CENTER, and Gibor Basri (both Kapor and Basri directors of CaliforniaALL — Basri,surreptitiously so)

Richard Blum
The Mary Robinson Foundation: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein and husband of Freada Klein Kapor — OBAMA FOR AMERICA’s tech-guru Mitch Kapor


UC / HAAS/ GOLDMAN / ZELLERBACH CONNECTION : Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein and CaliforniaALL Director Carry Zellerbach


CityView / CB Richard Ellis:
Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein; CityView‘s Victor Miramontes, Chairman of CaliforniaALL; CityView’s Henry Cisneros

Ruthe Ashley aka Ruthe Catolico Ashley
CalPERS & CalSTRS
Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein; CaliforniaALL’s Ruthe Catolico Ashley of CalPERS & CalSTRS

Jennifer DeMarre Jermaine of CaliforniaALL
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) / Zen Hospice Project :Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein; MapLight’s Andrew Page of Zen Hospice Project — a partner of UCSF, and Jennifer DeMarre Jermaine of both CaliforniaALL / Zen Hospice Project

Robert Hamilton of Allen MatkinsKarina Hamilton
CB Richard Ellis / Allen Matkins / UC Irvine:
Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein; Allen Matkins‘s Robert Hamilton and Spouse — Karina Hamilton of UC Irvine / Saturday Law Academy. EXIF Data obtained from Allen Matkins’ photo is a source of grave concern.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS FOUNDATION
: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, Yocha Dehe / Cache Creek Casino’s Chairman Marshall McKay, DLA Piper’s Gilles Attia, Fulcrum Property’s Mark Friedman — confederate of Howard Dickstein

UC Davis MIND Institute


UC Davis MIND Institute
— Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property (confederate of both CaliforniaALL’s accountant Alison Turner of Alison Turner & Associated and Howard Dickstein – husband of Jeannine English) and Marjorie Solomon ( Mark Friedman’s spouse)

Ophelia Basgal of PG&E
THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY — Richard Blum / PG&E’s Ophelia Basgal of Sham CaliforniaALL / Ronald George / Kay Werdegar– Unusual movements of money from the California Supreme Court Historical Society to the University of California Board of Regents

UC BERKELEY INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENTAL STUDIES: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein, Eric George

Richard Blum

UC REGENT RONALD STOVITZ: Richard Blum — Regent of the University of California and husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein and UC Regent Ronald Stovitz — former judge with court of State Bar of California.

Related stories, please see HERE and HERE and HERE

DEVELOPING — Addendum #2 to Richard Sander vs. State Bar of California / Whitewash of Oral Sex Scandal: A)San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Warren admonished State Bar of California its tactics are “disquieting.” B) Part of Cal Bar tactics involve lack of disclosure Executive Director Judy Johnson part of CCPF — a scheme involving, in part, CPUC, CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown of GGU, Munger Tolles & Olson and client Verizon C) Assuming, Jeff Bleich, part of Cal Bar BOG during time BOG authorized “disquieting” tactics — argument can be made Bleich acted improperly to benefit himself, his firm, and his clients. D) Readers may also recall, Munger Tolles & Olson allegedly “bribed” Justice Ming Chin in re CAUSE. As such, it is no surprise prior to Johnson departure from Cal Bar, a symposium held at USF in re “Cy Pres” — in attendance were Ming Chin, Judy Johnson

Part 1, please see @:

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Hon. Judge James Warren of the San Francisco Superior Court referred to unlawful attempts by the State Bar of California to whitewash the Oral Sex Scandal as “Disquieting.”   (image:courtesy of  Liz Mangelsdorf/SF Chronicle)

Donald Steedman
Mr. Donald Steedman, Supervising Trial Counsel (Photo:courtesy)

Judy Johnson
Judy Johnson. Civil-RICO documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia reveal that Johnson allegedly engaged in predicate acts of racketeering through and by means of money laundering, mail and bank fraud, as well as conversion of funds. The latest allegations came as racial minorities in position of trust (primarily Blacks, Asians) are routinely accused of intentional misrepresentation by failing to fulfill their duties to avoid any and all appearance of, let alone real, improprieties, and usually involving entities which are on the receiving end of money from large corporations, and usually utility companies. Most notable of which are “Shakedown Artist” Gwen Moore, Leslie Hatamiya, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Maria Lucy Armendariz-Antonio Villaraigosa, Justice Ming Chin, Alec Chang, Lawrence Yee, Holly Fujie, former crack-addict Mike Nisperos. Pat McElroy, and U.S. District Court Judge Morrison C. England. Separately, Johnson was also implicated in a whole separate scandal involving Donald Steedman, Robert Hawley, and CPUC’s Geoffrey Brown known as the “Oral Sex Scandal.” (Image: courtesy photo )



Geoffrey F. Brown
Mr. Geoffrey Brown, professor of law at JFK School of Law. Between 2001 to 2007 served as Commissioner with the CPUC. From 2006 to 2009 Brown serve as director with the State Bar of California Foundation (DBA “California Bar Foundation”). In 2008, California Bar Foundation quietly transferred $769,247.00 to sham entity CaliforniaALL — which also obtained additional 1.5 Million from utility companies.  In reaction to complainant’s request for an inquiry to the State Bar of California Board of Governors, Brown immediately, as though bitten by a snake, threatened to file legal action even though the communication with the BOG was absolutely privileged and justified, and only made mention of Brown in passing.(image:courtesy photo)

 Robert A. Hawley
Mr. Robert Hawley, California State Bar Deputy Executive Director and an adjunct ethics professor at McGeorge School of Law (image: courtesy photo)

James Brosnahan, Jeff Bleich, Willie Fletcher
From left James Brosnahan, Unknown, Jeffrey Bleich, and Judge Willie Fletcher (Image: courtesy photo)

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson
Munger Tolles & Olson Team: Ron, Jeff, Brad, Henry, Robert, Fred, Mary Ann, and Misty

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Originally published in January of 2013

As the wide network of Asian Pacific Islanders (“API”) operatives allegedly involved in myriad financial schemes on behalf of utility companies and their law firms continue to grow, a new wrinkle was recently added as Information obtained by The Leslie Brodie Report points to the appearance that Pasadena-based Center for Asian-American United for Self Empowerment (“CAUSE”) has ceased to exist.

This latest development comes in the aftermath of recent revelations of the alleged bribery of California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming Chin – a former member of CAUSE’s advisory council – by Edison International (“EIX”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), the law firm which represents them, Munger Tolles & Olson (“MTO”); and culminating in the egregious misconduct in matters relating to CaliforniaALL’s original director and CAUSE’s treasurer, James Hsu.


Mr Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Ming, not a stranger to The Leslie Brodie report, partook in the “60 Days Suspension Scandal,” (See
Part 1 and Part 2) wherein a lawyer with a prior criminal history engaged in a pogrom in a San Francisco synagogue, yet was only suspended for 60 days due to his political connections within the Democratic party, and courtesy of Judy Johnson, former crack-addict Mike Nisperos, and JoAnn Remke. (Photo:courtesy)

As was mentioned here previously, a source familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity, maintained that “overwhelming and undisputed” evidence shows that for a period of several years, both SCE and MTO poured large amounts of money into CAUSE, while Justice Ming Chin served as an official adviser — albeit secretly so.

While Justice Chin’s clandestine involvement with CAUSE began in approximately 2004, the source maintained the inquiry is focused on the years prior to the recent election by which Justice Chin was up for re-election, and during the time period one alleged wrongdoer – API Fred Rowley of MTO – served as the middleman and conduit of bribes in his capacity as director of CAUSE. This, according to the source, creates not only the appearance of improprieties but actual misconduct as bestowing anything of value on a judicial officer by SEC and MTO to sponsor an entity which will register as many as APIs as possible who would, in turn, vote for the retention of Chin in the upcoming election, is prohibited.

Ronald L. Olson of Munger Tolles & Olson
Ronald Leroy Olson (AKA Ron Olson) of Munger Tolles & Olson. Olson sits on the boards of Berkshire Hathaway, Edison International, Southern California Edison, City National Corporation, The Washington Post Company, Western Asset Trusts, RAND Corporation, the Mayo Clinic, and the Council of Foreign Relations. The Law Offices of Munger Tolles & Olson and attorney Ron Olson represent Berkshire Hathaway, Edison International, Southern California Edison, Western Asset Trust, The Yucaipa Company, Hollywood studios, and other major banks and utility companies.(Image: courtesy photo)

As was previously reported, Supreme Court of California Associate Justice Chin has abruptly quit his position with “CAUSE amidst an ongoing investigation by the California Commission on Judicial Performance. The formal ethics complaint filed with the California Commission on Judicial Performance alleged that Chin’s involvement with CAUSE is prohibitive due to CAUSE’s invidious discrimination against those who are non Asian-American. The complaint further alleged that the associate justice must be disciplined due to CAUSE involvement in the political-process, conduct that Chin is otherwise prohibited in engaging in pursuant to Canon 5.


Fred Rowley of Munger Tolles & Olson who allegedly served as middleman and conduit of bribes in his capacity as director of CAUSE. Once caught, Rowley conspired with Justice Chin, MTO, SCE, and others to defraud and mislead the California Commission on Judicial Performance. According to MTO, Rowley is a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He also serves on the boards of directors of CAUSE, a non-profit that promotes Asian-Americans in politics. (image: courtesy of MTO)

In Addition, Justice Chin’s clandestine nature and undisclosed involvement was particularly troubling based on facts as they relate to Mr. James Hsu — CAUSE’s treasurer as well as a board member of a (now defunct) sham charitable entity known as CaliforniaALL — as matters relating to sham charity CaliforniaALL would soon be considered by the California Supreme Court.

According to the complaint, records were sought pertaining to CaliforniaALL from the California Bar Foundation as well as from the State Bar of California to no avail. As such, and based on the blatant refusal to produce these records, a petition for relief will shortly be filed with the California Supreme Court seeking an order to compel the State Bar and its Foundation to make these public records available.

The complaint further alleges that without the “fortuitous discovery ” by the Petitioner (“YR”), he would not have known that Justice Chin and James Hsu are involved with CAUSE as to seek the recusal of Justice Chin in matters relating to CaliforniaALL.

Addendum to Richard Sander v. State Bar of California: Amicus Curie Brief by For People of Color, Inc. [ TLR Note: Readers may recall, For People of Color, Inc. part of fraud to rehabilitate image of Ruthe Catolico Ashley of embezzlement/money laundering scheme CaliforniaALL; Per YR, For People of Color, Inc. is a front group launched by an attorney from Munger Tolles & Olson, and fraud is further circumstantial evidence Ron Olson and company (i.e. Jeff Bleich, Brad Phillips, Verizon, SCE/EIX deeply involved in CalALL / OBAMA FOR AMERICA scheme — Given Ron Olson director/owner of many companies he represents – allegation can be made that perhaps even Warren E. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway part of scheme or vicariously liable – pending further discovery]

02/21/2012     Application to file amicus curiae brief filed         for People of Color, Inc., in support of respondents; by Vilma R. Palma-Solana, counsel.

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Floyd Abrams of Cahill Gordon & Reindel Partial Wikipedia Profile [ TLR Note: Abrams hired Keker & Van Nest (“KVN”) and John Keker to oppose dubious suits filed by USDOJ’s Tony West and California Attorney General Kamala Harris against S&P. YR is about to be dispatch a letter to S&P/ Abrams informing 1) John Keker is a mentor/ attorney-in-fact of Kamla Harris, per sources 2) events surrounding grave misconduct by Kamala Harris / Tony West – formerly of MoFo / Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young – Formerly of MoFo In Re CaliforniaALL financial scheme / subsequent 3-card-monte by KVN/ KVN’s Jon Streeter conspiring to press false criminal charges against YR for purposes of seizing all Cal ALL materials — in order to disqualify KVN in all cases involving West-Harris since KVN in a position to potentially blackmail West / Harris – similar to the concerns involving Lance Armstrong]


Floyd Abrams in 2006.
Born July 9, 1936 (age 76)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Cornell University
Yale Law School
Occupation Attorney
Employer Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Known for Several First Amendment cases

Floyd Abrams (born July 9, 1936) is an American attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He is an expert on constitutional law, and many arguments in the briefs he has written before the United States Supreme Court have been adopted as United States Constitutional interpretative law as it relates to the First Amendment and free speech. He is the William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Abrams argued for The New York Times and Judith Miller in the CIA leak grand jury investigation. Abrams joined Cahill Gordon & Reindel in 1963, and became a partner in 1970.

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Personal

Abrams earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1956, and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1960. He is Jewish[1] and lives in New York City with wife Efrat. Together they have a son, Dan Abrams of ABC, and a daughter, Judge Ronnie Abrams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.[2] He is a member of the Constitution Project‘s Liberty and Security Committee[3] and a patron of the Media Legal Defence Initiative.

Early career and legal scholarship

From 1961-63, Abrams clerked for Judge Paul Leahy of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He returned to Yale as a Visiting Lecturer from 1974–80, and again from 1986-89. He was also a Visiting Lecturer at Columbia Law School from 1981-85.

Important First Amendment Cases

Main article: List of prominent cases argued by Floyd Abrams

Abrams appearance before the Supreme Court as an advocate of the First Amendment has put him in a class of prominent and still-working legal scholars who have shaped American understanding of their fundamental rights under the United States Constitution. In his 2005 book Speaking Freely, he outlines his knowledge of and perspective on these influential cases (listed in the main article above). Abrams said these cases showcase the work that has been done on free speech in the United States.[4] Fellow Supreme Court attorney Lee Levine[disambiguation needed], in a book review, wrote that “the modern history of the freedom of the press in this country is intimately associated with the career and work of Floyd Abrams.” His career matured in the late 1960s, right after the Supreme Court decided New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964). He has worked on the Pentagon Papers and Branzburg v. Hayes (1972), to Landmark Communications v. Virginia (1978) and Smith v. Daily Mail Publishing Co. (1979), to Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart (1976). He has defended numerous clients, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art from Rudolph Giuliani over the Sensation exhibition, NBC from Wayne Newton, and Al Franken from a trademark lawsuit brought by Fox News Channel over the use of the phrase “Fair and Balanced” in the title of his book.[5] He is currently representing five tobacco companies including R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Lorillard Tobacco in their lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over graphic warning labels on cigarette packs,[6] contending that requiring graphic warning labels on a lawful product cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny.[7] The Association of National Advertisers and the American Advertising Federation have also filed a brief in the suit.[8] In August 2012, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. upheld a lower court ruling that the federal government’s warning labels violated the First Amendment.[9] He also led a successful challenge to a New York City Board of Health regulation that required retailers at “points of sale” to display graphics on the hazards of tobacco use.[10]

Recognition

Criticism

In a column on Slate entitled Memo to Cooper and Miller: Fire Floyd Abrams. Hire Bruce Sanford, Jack Shafer felt Abrams’s First Amendment argument was weaker than others’ on behalf of the reporters in the Valerie Plame affair. In the majority opinion, Judge Sentelle found Abrams’ assertion that a First Amendment privilege protects Matthew Cooper and Judith Miller from the subpoena to lack merit. They ordered both reporters to talk to the grand jury about their confidential sources or face jail for contempt, which Miller ultimately did. “Maybe a First Amendment legend isn’t what this case called for in the first place,” said Shafer. “Maybe Cooper and Miller would have been better served by having a criminal lawyer who knows how to bargain.” Shafer thought Abrams’ expertise was not adequately enough suited for the subject matter: “…my guess is that they won’t [agree to hear the case] if it’s argued on First Amendment grounds, preferring to let their Branzburg precedent stand.”[12]

Quotes by Abrams

  • “I really believe that a lawyer – no matter how good – if he or she is really worth their weight in salt, they will lose some cases because, after all, it is not really one of those secretive things that not everything is decided by who your lawyer is.”[13]
  • “In August 1967 I spent a few days in New Delhi, visiting a friend who had been a law school classmate seven years earlier. She was a princess—a genuine one, from a still-powerful regal family. In New York, when we were studying together, I had taken her to a Yankee game. In New Delhi she reciprocated by taking me to her fortune-teller—not just hers, but that of a bevy of Indian leaders, including former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter and successor as prime minister, Indira Gandhi…. Before I was thirty-five, he said, I would go to my country’s capital to work on something that was important. The work, he said, would make me famous. It was not the sort of prediction that one entirely forgets. I was then thirty-one.”[14]
  • “I then described two of my favorite First Amendment cases, the first of which was the 1966 Supreme Court ruling in Mills v. Alabama…. The other case was commenced by a Miami labor leader, Pat Tornillo, who was a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives. The Miami Herald had published editorials criticizing Tornillo; the union leader had responded by demanding that the Herald publish, verbatim, replies he had written to each editorial.”[15]

Quotes about Abrams

  • “Ask someone to name a First Amendment lawyer. If they answer, one-hundred percent of the time the answer will be the same: Floyd Abrams. Then ask them to name another such lawyer. The answer: silence. It is a sign of the times that the name Floyd Abrams is synonymous with the First Amendment in a way that virtually no other name is.” First Amendment Center.[16]
  • “[Floyd Abrams is the] most significant First Amendment lawyer of our age.” Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.[17]

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John Keker, Kamala Harris, Maya Harris, Tony West and Willie Brown.  John Keker is a long time mentor of Kamala Harris who is the sister of Maya Harris who is married to Tony West who is  “mentee” of Willie Brown who is Kamala Harris’ former paramour. (Sources please see HERE and HERE and HERE)

Chris Young -- MoFo - CaliforniaALL
Morrison & Foerster Team: Chris Young, James Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Susan Mac Cormac, and Eric Tate

Chris Young . McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law – “Pacific Pathways” – Make Believe Launching of SAL – Manoa Law School Hawaii Summit June 2007: Chris Young, Kevin Johnson, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah E. Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Judge Morrison England, CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy-England, CaliforniaALL’s Ruthe Catolico Ashley, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki.
See HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE . Manoa Law School Hawaii Summit See HERE (Judy Johnson – not shown)

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Three-Card-Monte: John Keker, Elliot Peters, Jan Little, Matt Werdegar, Jon Streeter, Chris Young.  Hoping to conceal the identity and past actions of Chris Young , Keker & Van Nest removed Chris Young’s attorney profile from its website.  Only after YR managed to unearth Young’s identity and only after YR filed an ethics complaint against John Keker, Jon Streeter, and Chris Young in connection with the attempt to defraud the public by concealing Young’s association with Keker & Van Nest, Young’s attorney profile has been restored to the firm’s site. See story HERE

KVN - YDCA
John Keker, Jon Streeter, District Attorney of Yolo County Jeff Reisig, Twice Rico defendant Jeannine English.   Hoping to retaliate against Yolo County’s YR and to otherwise sabotage his inquiry into CaliforniaALL, subsequent to the removal of Chris Young’s attorney profile from Keker & Van Nest website —  and allegedly acting in their capacity as members of the State Bar of California Board of Governors  — Jon Streeter, Jeannine English, Gwen Moore, Dennis Mangers, Voice of OC’s Joe Dunn, as well as others conspired to press false criminal charges against YR with the District Attorney of Yolo County. See story HERE

More Background Data on Judge David Rosenberg (aka Dave Rosenberg) of Yolo County Superior Court: Pepperfield Stores, LLC and Yolo Lodge No. 169, Independent Order of Odd Fellows [TLR NOTE: Per YR, given Judge Rosenberg links to California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye / Howard Dickstein in the context of “highly disquieting” surrounding circumstances, we must know all that needs to be known about him. Be it as it may, YR further cautions “the average garden variety” parties appearing before him need not be concern whether he lacks integrity or otherwise “unfair.” The inquiry into Rosenberg is fact specific based on both subjective and objective opinions — i.e. attorneys at nationally renowned law-firms who independently opined “somebody” had to “clear the way” for the execution of the search warrant / unlawful seizure of all CaliforniaALL related materials from home of YR]

David Rosenberg, President

Yolo Lodge No. 169, Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Please see @:
http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Davis/yolo-lodge-no-169-independent-order-of-odd-fellows/44626536.aspx

Pepperfield Stores, LLC

Pepperfield Stores, LLC has a location in Davis, CA. Active officers include David Rosenberg and Lea Rosenberg. Pepperfield Stores, LLC filed as a Domestic on Monday, January 08, 2007 in the state of California and is currently active. Lea Rosenberg serves as the registered agent for this organization.The company’s line of business includes Real Estate Investment. (emphasis added)

Please see @:

http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Davis/pepperfield-stores-llc/47115555.aspx

(TLR Note: Real Estate Investment — Mark Friedman ??? )

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

TIMELINE Nov 2009 – THE HILL: Barack Obama Accused of Favors For Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson [TLR NOTE: While Barack Obama and Kevin Johnson are clearly outside of TLR’s scope of investigative journalism, both connected to Fulcrum Property’s Mark Friedman, Keker & Van Nest’s Chris Young, CalALL ; Evidence is mounting Chris Young played a larger role in various schemes than what had been previously perceived ]

From The Hill

A GOP congressional report accuses the White House of doing favors for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and prominent ally of President Barack Obama.

The report was spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The investigation also found evidence that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee handled “damage control” after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct against Johnson, her now-fiancé.

Please continue @:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/68905-obama-accused-of-doing-favors-for-ally

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Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest

 

Chris Young -- MoFo - CaliforniaALL
Morrison & Foerster Team: Chris Young, James Brosnahan, Tony West, Annette Carnegie, Susan Mac Cormac, and Eric Tate

Chris Young - Mark Friedman, Kim Mack, Sacramento for Obama
OBAMA FOR AMERICA – Sacramento : Chris Young, Mark Friedman, and Kim Mack

Chris Young -- Mark Friedman, Kim Mack,  Kevin Johnson
Sacramento Mayoral Campaign: Chris Young, Mark Friedman, Kim Mack, Kevin Johnson

Chris Young, Mark Friedman, Alison Turner, CaliforniaALL
CaliforniaALL: Chris Young, Mark Friedman, Alison Turner, 1600H / F65

CY Cal Bar
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA / CALIFORNIA BAR FOUNDATION : Chris Young, Annette Carnegie, Judy Johnson, Ruthe Ashley, Jeffrey Bleich, Gwen Moore, Jeannine English

Chris Young . McGeorge School of Law
McGeorge School of Law – “Pacific Pathways” – Make Believe Launching of SAL – Manoa Law School Hawaii Summit June 2007: Chris Young, Kevin Johnson, CaliforniaALL’s Sarah E. Redfield, CaliforniaALL’s Judge Morrison England, CaliforniaALL’s Torie Flournoy-England, CaliforniaALL’s Ruthe Catolico Ashley, CaliforniaALL’s Larissa Parecki.
See HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE . Manoa Law School Hawaii Summit See HERE (Judy Johnson – not shown)

Chris Young , Jeffrey Bleich as Special Counsel to Barack Obama
Chris Young, Jeff Bleich, President Barack Obama . Prior to his appointment as US ambassador to Australia, Jeff Bleich served as the  “Special Counsel” to US President Barack Obama. Keker & Van Nest’s attorney profile of Chris Young reads: “After law school, (after Morrison & Foerster, by TLR) he was asked to join Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign as a Northern California deputy finance director, and later worked in the White House under the Special Counsel (Jeffrey Bleich of Munger Tolles / Cal Bar / Obama for America – co-mastermind behind CaliforniaALL, by TLR) to the President and then in the U.S. Department of Justice as associate director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Young also served as senior advisor and counsel to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.”

Chris Young , Tony West , Department of Justice
Chris Young, Tony West
, United States Department of Justice

Keker & Van Nest
John Keker, Elliot Peters, Jan Little, Matt Werdegar, Jon Streeter, Chris Young

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John Keker and  Members of State Bar of California Board of Governors Jon Streeter of Keker & Van Nest, Jeannine English – spouse of Howard Dickstein (co-defendant and business partner of Mark Friedman), Shrimpscam Gwen Moore, Gay-Godfather Dennis Mangers, Angela Davis, and Joe Dunn of Voice of OC / UC Irvine Foundation

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Three-Card-Monte: John Keker, Elliot Peters, Jan Little, Matt Werdegar, Jon Streeter, Chris Young.  Hoping to conceal the identity and past actions of Chris Young , Keker & Van Nest removed Chris Young’s attorney profile from its website.  Only after YR managed to unearth Young’s identity and only after YR filed an ethics complaint against John Keker, Jon Streeter, and Chris Young in connection with the attempt to defraud the public by concealing Young’s association with Keker & Van Nest, Young’s attorney profile has been restored to the firm’s site. See story HERE

KVN - YDCA
John Keker, Jon Streeter, District Attorney of Yolo County Jeff Reisig, Twice Rico defendant Jeannine English.   Hoping to retaliate against Yolo County’s YR and to otherwise sabotage his inquiry into CaliforniaALL, subsequent to the removal of Chris Young’s attorney profile from Keker & Van Nest website —  and allegedly acting in their capacity as members of the State Bar of California Board of Governors  — Jon Streeter, Jeannine English, Gwen Moore, Dennis Mangers, Voice of OC’s Joe Dunn, as well as others conspired to press false criminal charges against YR with the District Attorney of Yolo County. See story HERE

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/

Addendum to profile of Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property: Co-chair of Sacramento’s Kevin Johnson’s mayoral fundraising campaign in 2008 [TLR Note: In Sacramento, around that time, MoFo’s Chris Young ( practically speaking, an agent of James Brosnahan / Tony West) acts as OBAMA FOR AMERICA Northern California deputy finance director and “special advisor ” to Kevin Johnson — previously alluded to in “Make Believe Launching of SAL” in connection with Sarah Redfield, Torie Flournoy-England, McGeorge School of Law ]

“Friedman is betting on Sacramento’s sophistication and culture with award-winning projects like 16th and J’s Elliott Building (home of Mikuni and P.F. Chang’s) and the O1 lofts (in partnership with other developers). He’s currently at work on headquarters facilities for EdFund and this year found time to host U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama and co-chair Kevin Johnson’s mayoral fundraising campaign while completing the Brooklynesque Sutter Brownstones at 26th and N. But the Stanford Law School grad’s chef-d’oeuvre may well be ahead of him: playing a key role in developing the West Sacramento waterfront. ”

Source @: http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/September-2008/The-Power-Influence-100/

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Well, it’s official now. Kevin Johnson was sworn in as the City of Sacramento’s 55th and first African American mayor Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2008) in a closed-door session.

Helping Kevin Johnson in this effort are some familiar faces to the campaign as well as some unfamiliar ones.

Chief of Staff: Kunal Merchant
Executive Assistant: Sarah Z’berg
Council Operations Manager: Lisa Serna-Mayorga
Scheduler: Daniel Lopez
Special Assistant: Chris Young
Mayor and Council Receptionist: Charlita Anderson

Source @: http://sacramento.about.com/b/2008/12/03/kevin-johnon-sworn-in-as-mayor.htm

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CaliforniaALL Part 8: University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Sarah Redfield in The Make Believe Launching of SAL — Originally published in March of 2011, below:

 

SAL Our Work

CaliforniaALL, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable entity, came about as a result of a San Francisco restaurant meeting between Ruthe Ashley (a Diversity Officer at CalPERS and Vice President of the State Bar of California) and Peter Arth, Jr., Chief of Staff to CPUC President Michael Peevey. Also present at that meeting was Professor Sarah E. Redfield.

CaliforniaALL’s alleged purpose was to award grants to entities that would increase minority participation in the “pipelines” that feed into industries such as finance, technology, and law.

Donations to CaliforniaALL came primarily from utility companies (including AT&T, Sempra Energy, and PG&E). In its brief existence from 2008 to 2010, CaliforniaALL collected close to $2 million, including an unusually large sub rosa contribution of $780,000 from the State Bar of California Foundation in 2008. CaliforniaALL was abruptly dissolved in July 2010.

According to confidential sources, an ongoing multi-prong inquiry is continuing, with “major breakthroughs” the sources describe as “alarming.”

A source maintains that one aspect of the inquiry involves grave misconduct surrounding the circumstances by which the public was misled to believe that CaliforniaALL was responsible for the creation of the Saturday Law Academy (SAL) at U.C. Irvine (UCI) in 2009 when, in fact, the SAL at UCI has actually been in existence for many years.

These sources maintain that the inquiry involves personnel at CaliforniaALL, the State Bar of California, and the California Bar Foundation, as well as University of New Hampshire (“UNH”) School of Law Professor Sarah E. Redfield, who falsely took credit for the project.

A 5 Year Visit to Sacramento
Ms. Sarah E. Redfield is a tenured law professor at the UNH School of Law. She is an expert in the area of education, education jurisprudence, and matters relating to diversity in the legal profession.

Ironically, as one can see below, the faculty of UNH School of Law is approximately 98% Caucasian. See below a representative sample photo of the faculty. Either to maintain privacy or to make a statement, Prof. Redfield is camera-shy, and the below photo is as it appears on UNH’s website.
UNH1 UNH2 Faculty, Sara E. Redfield,

Between 2004 and 2008, Professor Redfield served as a “visiting” professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. From 2008-2009, she served as interim Executive Director of CaliforniaALL, as well as program director. Professor Redfield was paid $157,763 for her services while she was misclassified as an “independent contractor.” See http://tinyurl.com/Portia-Balthazar

At and around the time that Prof. Redfield was serving at McGeorge, Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker served as the law school dean, and currently remains in that position. According to Dean Parker, because the pool of available minority students was not large enough, law schools were “competing” amongst themselves for each qualified minority student.

Parker, former General Counsel of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), took matters into her own hands to create her own supply of well-qualified minority students from minority neighborhoods in the surrounding Sacramento area.

As circumstances presented themselves, particularly with the election of former NBA player Kevin Johnson as the mayor of Sacramento, an idea surfaced that McGeorge (and other law schools in their respective communities) would create their own supplies of qualified minority students by actively engaging the community of potential future students as early as junior high school. Activities would include mentoring, speaker series, field trips, on-site visits to the law schools, Saturday law classes, and the like.

Thus, with visiting Professor Redfield – an expert in the area of education and education law – various programs came about, such as Wingspread P20 Consortium. At McGeorge, a local program known as the “Pacific Pathways” was created by Professor Redfield. See below.
Pacific Pathways

Also employed at McGeorge as Assistant Dean for Career Services was Vice President of the State Bar of California, Ms. Ruthe Ashley, as well as State Bar Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Robert Hawley.

Ashley and Redfield were also involved with diversity-related matters within the State Bar of California as part of its council on access and fairness, and as the head of a working group referred to as “Education Pipeline, State Bar of California.”

Shortly, thereafter, Ashley left McGeorge to work at CalPERS as a “Diversity Officer” for External Affairs. As previously mentioned, Peter Arth, Jr. invited Ashley and Redfield to dinner, whereupon the idea for CaliforniaALL (initially known as Ca AAL) was memorialized on a paper napkin in approximately July 2007.

By the end of 2007, the State Bar of California, the CPUC, and CalPERS all agreed to enter into a partnership with CaliforniaALL, and to otherwise endorse the organization which had its first board meeting in November 2007. Two noted board members who were with CaliforniaALL from its inception until it was dissolved were James Hsu and Pat Fong-Kushida.

Fong-Kushida is a longtime acquaintance of Ashley, and served as President of the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce. Fong-Kushida, along with Board of Governors member Gwen Moore, are both members of the California Utilities Diversity Council.

Similarly, James Hsu – a corporate attorney who advises companies regarding off-shore transactions and has a “China Specialty” – was actively involved in efforts to diversify the California workforce by attending CPUC meeting relevant to the matter.

Holly Fujie ,Ginger Bredemeier
Ms.Ginger Bredemeier(right), from May 2007 to May 2008 was employed at CalPERS as Administrative Assistant, Diversity Outreach Program. From May 2008 to August 2009 she was a “Writing Projects Manager – Human Resources and Grant Projects” at CaliforniaALL. Ms. Bredemeier was elected President of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) while a law student at McGeorge, and is seen here with Ms. Holly Fujie who in 2008 was serving both on the Board of Governors and the California Bar Foundation, participated in a scheme along with Ruthe Ashley, Patricia Lee, Judy Johnson and Leslie Hatamiya relating to the transfer of $780,000 in “hush-hush” funds from the California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL. (Photo :courtesy)

The Make-Belief Launching of SAL

In mid 2008, CaliforniaALL was ready to rock and roll. It had just obtained Section 501(C)(3) approval, Ruthe Ashley was hired as a CEO, a sub rosa transfer of $780,000 had been received from the Cal Bar Foundation, and close to another million dollars from utility companies poured in.

In addition to having and employing “best practices,” CaliforniaALL was fortunate to have on board talented and dedicated staff such as Sarah E. Redfield, Program Director; Consultant Larissa Parecki, office manager; Ginger Bredemeier, Writing Projects Manager, Human Resources, Grant Projects; and Matt Cumida, executive administrative assistant.

According to Professor Redfield’s CV, between 2008 and 2009 she “launched” CaliforniaALL, participated in RFP, and “launched” the Saturday Academy of Law at U. C. Irvine.

Sara E. Redfield SAL

Similarly, CaliforniaALL’s own publication indicates that with CaliforniaALL’s grant funds, U.C. Irvine developed and implemented the Saturday Academy of Law, and that by 2009 CaliforniaALL’s mission was visibly at work through the program. See below.

Work CALALL SAL

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, as most transactions involving CaliforniaALL, the California Bar Foundation and the State Bar of California, it is imbued with fraud and egregious acts dishonesty and deception.

Specifically, the Saturday Academy of Law has been in existence for many years, and is part of the University of California Irvine’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), which has many programs to benefit the community, such as “UCI Saturdays with Sciences,” “Saturday Academy in Mathematics,” and the like.

For example, as part of a field trip to law firms, the photo below was taken in 2005 when the UCISAL group visited the law offices of Sheppard Mullin.

UCI SAL

In 2007, UCISAL paid a visit to Allen Matkins. (See below.) We have intentionally blurred the photo to maintain the students’ privacy. Seated on the right is Robert Hamilton. On the far right is Karina Hamilton, a former Allen Matkins associate, wife of Robert Hamilton, and Director of UCISAL.
Please double-click on the photo for full view.

SAL Visit to Allen Matkins

In fact, UCI’s own literature gives no credit to CaliforniaALL. (See below.)

SAL Partners

Judicial Watch Petitions Courts in Support of California Proposition 8 ; Prominent Gay Activist Amy Margolin of Howard Rice and PG&E Face New Scrutiny as Scandal Spreads

“On January 29, 2013, Judicial Watch joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of California’s Proposition 8, establishing that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” (On February 7, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional by a vote of 2-1, in a decision the amicus brief says “imputes the worst possible motives to voters.”)

According to the Judicial Watch-AEF amicus brief, should the Supreme Court fail to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s decision, the people of California would be deprived of “the right to decide for themselves the ways in which they want to restrict or liberalize their marriage laws – or not,”” according to breitbart.com.
Please see complete story @: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/04/Amicus-Curiae-Brief-Filed-in-Support-of-California-Proposition-8

In somewhat related news, a former member of the now-defunct, San Francisco-based law firm of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin who served as lead counsel in Strauss v. Horton,  has been identified as a potential wrongdoer in a civil inquiry into the peculiar circumstances surrounding familiar faces and a familiar utility company, in the context of two relatively unknown non-profit entities — IGS and CSCHS

Amy Margolin
Ms. Amy Margolin (image: courtesy photo)

Prominent LGBTQ activist and appellate law specialist Amy E. Margolin (who currently practices out of the Novato-based appellate boutique Bien & Summers) is being looked upon for indications she may have acted as a middleman and conduit for alleged financial improprieties in various legal proceedings involving Pacific Gas Electric & Company (“PG & E “), the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), former CPUC Commissioner Geoffrey Brown, private judge Joseph Grodin, and Howard Rice, the firm that represented PG&E.

Those various state, federal, and CPUC proceedings involving PG&E primarily relate to proceedings stemming from California’s energy crisis, as well as the 2001 bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent 2007 litigation in which the State of California accused PG&E and its parent company of usurping and hiding assets.

The civil inquiry, conducted by Yolo County’s YR, views Margolin — who was part of the legal team which represented PG&E — as someone who may potentially have a played a role in this misconduct, although this investigation is continuing.

Unfortunately, Margolin’s association with Howard Rice alone creates concern. As readers may recall, Howard Rice is a firm which YR has previously managed to discredit on two occasions in matters involving a) In Re Girardi / Howard Rice’s special prosecutor Jerry Falk and b) Geoffrey Brown / Douglas Winthrop (managing director of Howard Rice), who both served as directors of the California Bar Foundation in connection with PG&E’s Ophelia Basgal of CaliforniaALL, in the context of allegations of financial improprieties.

Hence, when examining the circumstances surrounding the California Supreme Court Historical Society (“CSCHS”) and discovering the presence of PG&E; PG&E’s Ophelia Basgal of CaliforniaALL, who served as the “Treasurer” of CSCHS; Amy Margolin, and private judge Joseph Grodin, whose legal opinion Bill Lockyer and Jerry Brown relied upon in deciding to dismiss the case against PG&E, it is difficult not to question whether any misconduct has taken place in this setting given the prior history between Howard Rice and PG&E.

Adding fuel to the fire is the recent discovery that CSCHS — while headed by the embattled Ronald George — seeks financial donations, some of which it later forwarded to an entity known as the Institute of Governmental Studies (“IGS”), where Eric George (son of Ronald George) serves as a director.

Joe Garofoli of San Francisco Chronicle : How much did an ambassadorship “cost” these Californians [TLR Note: Notice names of Jeff Bleich and John Roos — players in CaliforniaALL / OBAMA FOR AMERICA financial scheme ]

ow it would be gauche to say how “much” a prime diplomatic post “cost.” But a new study by Penn State University professors Johannes W. Fedderke and Dennis C. Jett tried to put a theoretical price tag on snagging an overseas gig by showing how much the appointees gave/raised towards Obama’s election. Check out the study here, H/T NYT.

Here is what the PSU profs had to say about some Californians stationed overseas:

Jeffrey L. Bleich – The U.S. Ambassador to Australia is a Piedmont attorney who was on the Obama bandwagon early — and raised $500,000 for him as a bundler, according to the study. As we’ve told you before, he and Obama go back more than 20 years together.

Eleni Kounalakis — Her San Francisco home is a go-to stop for Democrats on the fundraising trail. The U.S. Ambassador to Hungary gave $439,000 to the Obama cause. (And helped raise $1 million for Hillary Clinton before that.)The Darmouth and UC-Berkeley grad was president of AKT Development, the development company founded by her father, Angelo Tsakopoulos. Comrade Leah Garchik profiled her here.

John V. Roos — Our man in Japan is a Silicon Valley attorney who bundled $500,000 for Team Obama.

 

Please see complete story @:

http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2013/02/01/how-much-did-an-ambassadorship-cost-these-californians/

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