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UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy Roster of Advisors(TLR Note:1-PUC’s Peevey/ PG&E’s McFadden 2-In past, IRS ?ed Peevey re UC Ber 3- Goldman $$$ >> Werdegar’s IOA 4. Circle of Goldman/Haas/Zellerbach/Blum-Feinstein/Kapors/Basri/Edley/Fletcher

Academics

The Board of Advisors

as of 09/25/2012
  • James D. Marver (MPP ’74, Ph.D. ’78)
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
    VantagePoint Venture Partners
    Chair, Goldman School Board of Advisors
  • Maren Anderson (MPP ’79)
    President, MDA Consulting, Inc.
  • Henry E. Brady, Ex-officio
    Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy
    Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Chair
    of Political Science and Public Policy
  • John De Luca, Ph.D
    Chairman of the Board, UCSF Gallo Research Center
  • Todd Dipaola
    Co-founder and President of CheckPoints LLC
    Co-founder and former CFO Vantage Media
  • Stuart Drown (MPP ’86) Ex-officio
    Executive Director, The Little Hoover Commission
  • Joseph Epstein
    President, Sierra Steel Trading LLC
  • Robert Epstein, Ph.D
    Co-founder, Environmental Entrepeneurs
    Co-founder and former EVP, Sybase
  • Honorable Dianne Feinstein
    Senator, United States Senate
  • Charles L. Frankel
    President, Frankel International Development Organization
  • John Gage, Ph.D
    Former Chief Researcher and Vice President of the Science Office, Sun Microsystems
  • Douglas E. Goldman, M.D., Ex-officio
    Chairman and Founder, Certain Software, Inc.
    Trustee, University of California, Berkeley
  • Garrett Gruener
    Co-Founder and Director Alta Partners
    Executive Chairman and CEO Nanomix, Inc.
    Founder Ask Jeeves, now Ask.Com
  • Thomas P. Grumbly (MPP ’74)
    Vice Pres., Civil Government Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Peter D. Hart
    Chairman, Peter D. Hart Research Associates
  • Elizabeth Hill (MPP ’75)
    Retired Legislative Analyst, California State Legislature
  • Nancy Hult Ganis
    Producer, Out of the Blue Entertainment
  • Noelle Leca
    KQED Board of Directors; Emerge Board of Directors
  • Mel Levine
    Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LL, Former US Representative, 27th Congressional District
  • Jim Losi
    Founder & Chair, Kundebana Foundation
  • Nancy McFadden
    Executive Secretary for Legislation, Appointments and Policy, Office of the Governor, State of CA
  • Michael Nacht, Ex-officio
    Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair, Goldman School of Public Policy
    Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Michael Peevey
    President, California Public Utilities Commission
    Former President of NewEnergy Inc., Edison International and Southern California Edison Company
  • Gary B. Pruitt (MPP ’81)
    President and CEO, McClatchy Newspapers
  • Thomas C. Schneider
    Retired Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
    Trustee, University of California, Berkeley
  • Michelle Schwartz (MPP/MPH ’88)
    Director, Mila Fine Arts
    Trustee, University of California, Berkeley
  • Budd Shenkin, M.D. (MPP ’71)
    President, Bayside Medical Group
  • Steve Silberstein
    Retired Co-Founder of Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
    Trustee, University of California, Berkeley
  • John Wilton
    Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, UC Berkeley
  • Jerry Yoon
    Managing Director/Head of Equity Derivative Flow, RBS

Source @: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/academics/board.html

Richard Goldman Ronald George

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SPECIAL REPORT: MORE FRAUD UNEARTH IN RE CaliforniaALL’s MARRY ELLEN ZELLERBACH – AKA CARY MARTIN ZELLERBACH- AKA CARY MARTIN “ZELLERBACK”

9) CaliforniaALL Newsletter announcing change of address and DLA Piper Pro Bono

 

The Leslie Brodie Report (TLR) is carefully following a developing story out of California relating to sham non-profit CaliforniaALL director Cary Martin Zellerbach AKA Marry Ellen Zelerrbach, and as we learn through the latest development, Cary Martin “Zellerback.” (See above).

A source seeking annonimtynow maintain an examination has been lauched to determine whether the name “ZELLERBACK” was used as part of a scheme to mislead the public.  Or, whether the name was misspelled as a result of an innocent error.

Cary Martin Zellerbach is the Managing Director of Martin Investment Management. Among her previous affiliations, she was a founding Principal and Executive Vice President of Mellon Capital Management Corporation and is a former Director of Client Services at Tukman Capital Management. As a 1973 graduate in economics of Wellesley College, Cary is a Charter Board Member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council.

 

Cary Martin Zellerbach

CaliforniaALL’s Cary Martin Zellerbach of Martin Investment Management, LLC. (image:courtesy)

She received an MBA from Stanford University in 1976 where she has served as a Trustee of the Stanford Business School Trust. In addition to her service as a member of the National Advisory Panel for the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Cary volunteers on behalf of the Graduate School of Business and is Vice President of the Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco. Outside Stanford, she is the co-author of Having It All/Having Enough: How to Create a Career/Family Balance That Works for You and is a Trustee of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Elementary School in San Francisco. Cary also serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of California’s School of Nursing.

Source credit:

www.daughtersandsonstowork.org

 

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 served as directors of CaliforniaALL — Basri, surreptitiously so — see above)

According to Martin Investment Management, LLC, it is an independent, majority female, employee-owned firm. They are an experienced, consistent, focused, dedicated, pragmatic and approachable management team. Their clients will always have access to them. The firm is GIPS compliant, and the firm has been verified by an independent verifier on an annual basis from 1990 to 2008. The firm is a member of the Investment Adviser Association (IAA).

Source:

http://www.martin-investments.com/index.php?id=whoweare

 

Gibor Basri — Conversations With History

UC Regent Richard Blum — Husband of Senator Dianne Fienstein — Identified as Potential Wrongdoer In CaliforniaALL Scheme In Re Verizon Communication, University of Phoenix, Voice of OC, Mitch and Freada Kapor, Kinde Durkee, Gibor Basri, Carry Zellerbach


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

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 Howard Dickstein — member of both J Street PAC and J Street Gang of Greed, alongside Jerry Brown – and Dickstein’s wife, State Bar of California Board of Governors Public Member Jeannine English 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

Related stories, please see HERE and HERE and HERE

Addendum #1 to UC Regent Richard Blum and Wife – Senator Dianne Feinstein – Under Scrutiny In Re Prima Facie/Preliminary Evidence of Money Laundering Through the University of California: RICO Defendants Jeannine English and Husband Howard Dickstein of J

In TLR previously published comment stating that University of California’s Regent Richard Blum and wife — Senator Dianne Feinstein —  are under scrutiny in connection with:UCI Foundation’s Joe Dunn and Erwin Chemerinsky (both of Voice of OC — initially housed at home of Kinde Durkee; entity which the IRS apparently exempted from full compliance of its rules and regulations );UC Berkeley Foundation’s Gibor Basri and Freada Klein Kapor  (both of sham entity CaliforniaALL -used to launder money from utility companies to OBAMA FOR AMERICA, allegedly); Carry Zellerbach of CaliforniaALL; University of California Scripps’ operative Donna Lucas and Martha Fay Africa  (alleged paramour of Morrison & Foerster’s James Brosnahan — mastermind behind and legal counsel of CaliforniaALL),  we were remiss in not mentioning husband and wife —  Howard Dickstein and Jeannine English.

Both Dickstein and English are named defendants in two separate RICO suits advanced by The Spire Law Group and Dan Dydzak.

The allegations contained in the Spire complaint allude to money laundering by Howard Dickstein and Jeremy Ben Ami of J Street PAC — an anti-Israel entity recently embraced by Dianne Feinstein, subsequent to  financial  contributions from J Street PAC to Feinstein’s political campaign.

 

 

Richard Blum and Dianne Feinstein — Perspective — Copy of Article by Laurence Shoup (TLR Note: Presently, Regent RB and DF under scrutiny in re events at Foundations of UCI -Berkeley, Dunn, Chemerinsky, Kapor 1 -2, Basri, Zellerbach, Scripps, JB/Africa

Richard Blum and Dianne Fienstein — Historical Perspective — Copy of Part of an Article Written  by Laurence H. Shoup — Source: http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=Richard_C._Blum_and_Dianne_Feinstein:_The_Power_Couple_of_California

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On January 20, 1980, in San Francisco, California, finance capitalist Richard C. Blum (born in 1936) and the ambitious Democratic Party politician Dianne Feinstein (born 1933) were married in a wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. This marriage created a family economic and political alliance that in a little over a decade would allow them to become the top power couple in the state of California with a place on the national and world stages. They remain at the pinnacle of power today, he as a billionaire financier, speculator, real estate executive and deal maker; she as the senior Senator (California’s highest federal official), from the largest and most powerful state in the United States. They exemplify power as it is now wielded in the higher circles of the class system of the U.S. today, and illustrate well the dismal results of this system. This system is best characterized as a plutocratic kleptocracy, completely lacking in authentic democracy, operated by and for corporate racketeers, in short, a dictatorship of big capital, the top 1% of wealth holders, which makes up a ruling class.

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Richard Blum at his swearing in for a city commission post, January 22, 1996.

Photo: Rick Gerharter

Blum is finance capital personified, and Feinstein precisely illustrates the corrupt, war-mongering, pro-corporate politicians who inhabit the upper reaches of the U.S. ruling class. To fully comprehend their rise to power, vast wealth and socio-political stance, one needs to understand the key developmental trends in the U.S. and world political economy during Blum-Feinstein’s rise during the last few decades. Also necessary is a comprehension of how Blum-Feinstein have both adapted to and helped quicken these developmental trends.

The Financialization of Capital Accumulation

The financial capitalist now plays the leading role in capitalist development, this type of capitalist has taken over from the formerly dominant industrial capitalist. This process also has financialized class and class relations; these are more and more characterized by extreme differences in wealth and income from the top to the bottom of the class system. The top 1% of U.S. wealth holders, Blum and Feinstein among them, currently hold about 35% of the total wealth of the nation (43% of the financial wealth), and the top 20% have 85% of the total wealth. Conversely, the bottom 80% of the population owns only 15% of the wealth, the bottom 40% of the population owns only 0.3% of the nation’s wealth (basically nothing), and about one in six Americans (almost 50 million people) live in poverty, with no wealth and lacking even a minimal income.

In the case of Blum-Feinstein, we can see what being in the top 1% means. They currently own a private jet, a Gulfstream G650, worth $55 million in 2008. Blum-Feinstein also own an entire 161 room San Francisco hotel (The Carlton) and at least six other homes. At a low estimate, including their hotel, their personal real estate holdings, together with their private jet, are likely worth well over $100 million today.

Blum’s empire begins with his ownership of Blum Capital Partners, a firm he founded in 1975. In its 2005 edition, one standard industry source, Pratt’s Guide to Private Equity Sources, lists Blum Capital Partners as a firm “investing own capital” and having $1.589 billion under management. Two other, more recent sources, list the assets of Blum Capital at the higher levels of $2.8 billion and $4.5 billion. Blum’s firm’s clients reportedly include some of America’s wealthiest people and largest corporations, like oil heir Gordon Getty and Bank of American. Blum Capital Partners also has a joint venture with a much larger firm, The Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Blum Capital Newbridge Capital to conduct this joint venture. Blum has been a Co-Chairman of both Newbridge and TPG.

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Feinstein and Blum at a Lawrence Livermore Lab event in 2006.

Corporate Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is a version of extreme free market thinking, putting forth the pure logic of capital. Neoliberalism’s critique and actions aim not only at ending the regulatory and welfare states, it wants to shrink government’s role in economic and political life down to the point where the wealthy corporate ruling class will totally control economy, society, and political life with no interference.

Long theorized by right wing thinkers, neoliberalism came into vogue during the 1980s as a way to open up more economic living space for capital, “opening new markets.” As these areas are opened up, one result is an increase in the commodification of various aspects of life. Neoliberalism also opposes the former Keynesian consensus that fostered aspects of the welfare state, that is, offering some government benefits to the working class to pump up effective economic demand. According to neoliberal ideology, government should be weak and market/commodity relations dominant, so the Keynesian approach should be scrapped.

Neoliberalism as an ideology is completely hypocritical however, because virtually all of the government welfare, sweetheart contracts, tax cuts, subsidies and bailouts given to major corporations continue under neoliberal governance, only the Keynesian type benefits to workers are really cut. In actual practice, therefore, it is a philosophy meant to make workers and their unions pay for the crisis tendencies of capitalism, making the capitalist crisis actually a working class crisis. Under corporate neoliberal thinking over the past thirty years, all aspects of the New Deal reforms of the 1930s have been under increasing attack.

Another aspect of neoliberal ideology is the ongoing attacks on unions, since union organizing and action to protect workers distorts the operations of the “free” market. Corporations are free to export jobs and income to low wage nations, but workers are often unjustly prevented from organizing unions both at home and in repressive nations abroad.

Blum and Feinstein’s policies and actions promote neoliberalism. Blum’s field of operation is worldwide, exporting jobs overseas to capture surplus value in areas of the world that are expanding rapidly at a time when there is stagnation in mature capitalist economies. Blum’s foreign investments have focused on Asia, including China, Australia, and Korea, often through the TPG and Newbridge Capital.

Feinstein and Blum are also major investors in two private educational corporations, the Career Educational Corporation, and ITT Educational Services. At the same time, Blum donated heavily to the political campaigns of California Governor Gray Davis, amounting to at least $75,000 in a two-year period beginning about 2000. As a result, Davis, following his “pay to play” politics, appointed Blum to be a member of the University of California Board of Regents. Within a few years, Blum became the Chairman of this Board while it raised tuition for the University’s students again and again, increases that amounted to 32% in only one year. Students have had to take out massive loans to attend school. One source indicates that the amount of debt loaded on all U.S. students has jumped from $90 billion in 1999 to $550 billion in 2011. As students were priced out of an increasingly expensive public university system, the inferior, privately operated correspondence type diploma mills where Blum had major investments became increasingly attractive. Not to be left out of the drive to weaken public education and teachers unions in order to open space for private capital accumulation, Feinstein had become a supporter of school vouchers by 2003, undermining public schools by allowing parents to use public money to pay for tuition at private or parochial schools in Washington, D.C. (San Francisco Chronicle July 23, 2003:A3).

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Senator Dianne Feinstein speaking at the annual gala of the Human RIghts Campaign, October 22, 2011.

Photo: Rick Gerharter

A final aspect is cutting taxes on the wealthy, and, of course, Feinstein consistently favors such cuts. One example is Feinstein’s support for a phase-out of inheritance taxes on large estates. In July of 2000, she was one of a small group of Democratic Senators defending and voting for a Republican sponsored bill to repeal an estate tax law first passed in 1916, a law that applied to only the top 2% of taxable estates.

Imperialism, Militarism and War

The imperialist policies to be followed by the U.S. and NATO are discussed and developed by think tanks and policy forming organizations the leading U.S. private, (closely connected to official circles), such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the Brookings Institute. A similar organization, only international in membership is the Trilateral Commission, which draws its members from many countries in Europe, North America and Asia. Blum-Feinstein are closely connected with all three of these private foreign planning organizations and their imperialist policies. Both Blum and Feinstein have been members of the CFR for a number of years (membership is by invitation only). Blum has been a trustee of and part of the power structure of the Brookings Institute for years (Brookings regularly hosts the “Brookings-Blum Roundtable” discussion series) and Feinstein currently serves on the North American branch of the Trilateral Commission, after having first become involved with this organization in 1988. One result of these close connections is the fact that Feinstein is an enthusiastic war hawk and strongly supports all the current wars and occupations of U.S. imperialism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Libya.

Feinstein also chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. She approved of the appointment of General David Petraeus to head the CIA, saying that she had “enormous respect” for him, and that the U.S. should “…put all of our eggs in the Petraeus basket…” This illustrates that Feinstein has embraced the dangerous and illegal new method of warfare now being waged by the CIA under Petraeus. This new way of war is to send robotic machines (drones) over borders to kill thousands of people, even American citizens who are viewed as enemies.

Managed “Democracy”: A Corporate Dominated Political System

In recent decades the level of corporate domination of American politics has clearly increased. The pathways to intensified corporate control have been through the candidate selection process, campaign finance, massive lobbying, favorable media coverage to corporate ruling class linked candidates, expert advisers from ruling class think tanks and vote rigging through exclusion of people and through computers. Corporations claiming to be human beings can now purchase unlimited “free speech”, while real citizens are often denied such rights by their relative poverty, lack of access to media, or by police repression. Collectively, this has resulted in making the U.S. political system mostly a managed “democracy.”

Blum and Feinstein are key players in what can best be called the San Francisco Democratic Party political machine. Feinstein conducted Jerry Brown’s wedding (to a former Vice President of the Gap) where the entire Bay Area political machine was present, and hosted a wedding shower for Gavin Newsom at her Pacific Heights mansion, illustrating her close personal, economic and political ties to key members of this group. The group obviously also has important national level connections as well, former Vice President Al Gore is a long time friend and business partner of Blum.

While pretending to represent the interests of the rank and file, once in office, Feinstein and other corporate ruling class supported politicians payoff their partners with policies favorable to their interests, including government contracts. Again Blum and Feinstein are prime examples of how this corrupt system really works. Senator Feinstein, who was already in October of 1994 called “… the most prolific fund-raiser among all federal candidates” by the Los Angeles Times (October 28, 1994: A1), has received large campaign donations (in the thousands from each one) from a truly amazing list of top California and national level corporations.

The daughter of a wealthy doctor, educated at elite private schools, including Stanford University, Feinstein spent her way to political power, breaking records for campaign fundraising and spending beginning with her early campaigns for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Serving the wealthy, first and foremost herself and her husband, has marked her career. As the Los Angeles Times (October 28, 1994: A24) expressed it after observing only her actions for only a short time in office:

“A review of the senator’s first two years in office found that Feinstein supported several positions that benefited Blum, his wealthy clients and their investments. She was a vocal proponent of increased trade with China while Blum’s firm was planning a major investment there. She also voted for appropriations bills that provided more than $100 million a year in federal funds to three companies in which her husband is a substantial investor.”

In 2007 investigative reporter Peter Byrne published a series of reports that showed that her actions in the early 1990s was only the beginning of Feinstein’s aiding her husband’s firms. As chairperson of the Senate’s Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee from 2001-2007, Feinstein supervised and supported the appropriation of over $1.5 billion for two military contractors, URS Corporation and Perini Corporation, both companies that Blum had a controlling interest in. Blum later sold URS for a reported personal profit of $57 million. When Feinstein’s actions were exposed in early 2007, she abruptly quit her post on this subcommittee.

Blum returns the favor, raising more money for his politician wife than any other individual. He arranges contributions and loans to her campaigns in the millions. At least sometimes this got the power couple into trouble, even with the weak campaign finance laws that exist. In Feinstein’s failed 1990 Governor campaign for example, the Feinstein campaign failed to disclose a series of bank loans arranged by Blum that amounted to at least $2.9 million. Her campaign was fined a total of $190,000 by California’s state watchdog agency, the largest such cash settlement in state history, for an “outrageous case of gross negligence” (Los Angeles Times December 22, 1992: A1, A29).

A more recent example of gross negligence and incompetence in the area of campaign finance on the part of Feinstein and her staff was exposed when the FBI arrested her campaign treasurer, Kinde Durkee for stealing funds from a number of campaign accounts that she managed, including Feinstein’s (S.F. Chronicle September 14, 2011:A9).

As is the case on every other key question involving our collective future, Feinstein has been and is against the people’s interest in having a just and free society. In a 2011 editorial, the San Francisco Chronicle (May 26, 2011:A15) called her “one of the biggest cheerleaders for renewing…” Bush’s Patriot Act, which allows roving wiretaps, snooping into personal records and permits the unwarranted surveillance of people without having to show probable cause. The Chronicle said that Feinstein and other supporters of renewal were going “too far” and were “erasing bedrock guarantees” of the Constitution. This action is part of a pattern of spying favored by Feinstein. In 2007 she voted for immunity for telecommunications companies who illegally spied on their customers. Some of these, such as ATT, were also heavy donors to her political campaigns. As Chairperson of the Senate Intelligence Committee she also recently criticized the CIA for not spying enough on the Egyptian people, stating that “the CIA should have monitored Facebook more closely.”

The Ecological Crisis

The ongoing and accelerating global ecological crisis is deeply rooted in the anti-ecological imperatives of capitalist production and exchange for profit and accumulation. Corporate capitalism is a system requiring constant “expand or die” growth, a system whose main measure of success is how much capital is accumulated. This results not only in human alienation, it also results in the alienation from and destruction of entire natural ecosystems, such as forests, rivers, and grasslands.

Blum and Feinstein routinely undercut ecological needs in favor of the accumulation of wealth and power. One example is Feinstein’s relationship to wealthy corporate farmer Stewart Resnick, the owner of over one hundred thousand acres of prime farmland in the San Joaquin Valley. He has written big check after big check to her political campaigns, as well as hosted her at least two of his mansions. Over the past few decades he has also given several million dollars to the Democratic and Republican Parties and their candidates. Then, when Resnick called Feinstein in 2009 to weigh in on the side of corporate agribusiness in a drought fueled ecological dispute over water to big landowners or water for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta’s ecological needs, Feinstein jumped in, pushing the agribusiness viewpoint onto two Cabinet level secretaries and calling for a sweeping review of the science to allow more water to go to Resnick and other big operators. Due largely to excessive water diversions, the Delta’s ecology is in serious trouble, with fish populations in catastrophic decline.

Blum and Feinstein also favor and work for “wilderness,” she in the Senate sponsoring legislation to set aside public lands as preserves, and he as a member of the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society. The nature and politics of Blum’s Wilderness Society can be seen by looking at its Governing Council and one of its “corporate partners.” The Governing Council is filled with the super rich like Blum and includes a member of the Getty oil family, a member of the Roosevelt family, a Rockefeller family in-law, a Texas Pacific Group private equity billionaire, an adviser to Clinton-Gore White House and a past chairman of Recreational Equipment Company, which sells products for outdoor activities. Its leading corporate partner is Bank of America, which, for years financed mountain top removal to mine coal by Massey Energy and International Coal Group. Under the pressure of direct action against it, the Bank of America cut back on but did not end such financing. The Blum-Feinstein-Wilderness Society approach of creating a few islands of non-development in a sea of life destroying capitalist ecocide is clearly inadequate as a strategy of ecological and human survival.

Conclusion: Blum-Feinstein and the Corporate State

The five interrelated waves of our age, and Blum-Feinstein’s role, illustrate that the Democratic Party and its leaders are every bit against the people’s interest as the Republican Party. Both favor the corporate state and capitalist austerity, imperialism, war and capitalist ecocide. Blum-Feinstein stand solidly for the financialization of accumulation and the private use of this wealth to benefit a small group of wealthy owners (the 1%); they stand for neoliberal ideology; for imperialism, militarism and war; for undemocratic corporate political rule; and for weak and inadequate measures to confront the ecological crisis.

Historian, author and activist Laurence H. Shoup lives in Oakland, California. His most recent book is “Rulers and Rebels: A People’s History of Early California, 1769-1901”.

TIMELINE 2012: Richard Blum and The Slow Death of Public Higher Education (TLR Note:Relevant to University of Phoenix-CaliforniaALL-UCI Foundation- UC Berkeley Foundation-Kapors-Joe Dunn- Gibor Basri-Connection)

Source and complete article @: http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/from-master-plan-to-no-plan-the-slow-d…

…..The for-profit industry that we understand today is much different from the small, local certification programs that used to compose the industry. As of 2009, more than 75 percent of students at a for-profit college are attending one owned by a private equity firm or a company traded on a major stock exchange. Modern concerns with for-profits’ potential abuses—both in duping students and exploiting federal programs—didn’t begin until the expansion of GI benefits for higher education in the period following the Second World War.

In the early 1990s, for-profits were subject to a series of Senate investigations. Georgia Democratic Senator Sam Nunn noted that students were “[v]ictimized by unscrupulous profiteers and their fraudulent schools” and “have received neither the training nor the skills they hoped to acquire, and instead, have been left burdened with debts they cannot repay.” Nunn said this after the committee learned about an Ohio repair school operating out of a fruit stand and recruiters who targeted welfare offices and housing projects for enrollees. Current recruitment practices are just as bad, if not worse. According to internal documents recently made available by a Senate investigation committee, recruiters at the for-profit college ITT were given diagrams of a “pain funnel,” with a series of questions designed to “poke the pain” of potential recruits. A Kaplan document told recruiters that their interactions with potential students should be “all about uncovering their pain and fears.”

The hearings in the 1990s led to a series of for-profit sector reforms and regulations. One key regulation required that at least 50 percent of students be enrolled at a physical campus in order for a program to be eligible for federal student aid. A 1998 pilot program allowed some schools to go below the 50 percent threshold and still receive federal aid, in order to study the effects, but it was the George W. Bush administration that sought to comprehensively remove regulations unfavorable to the industry. A former lobbyist for the (for-profit) University of Phoenix, Sally Stroup, became Bush’s assistant secretary for post-secondary education at the Department of Education and led a successful effort to remove restrictions on for-profit schools, including the 50 percent rule, and to grant them greater access to federal funding. The legislation was only several lines long, and was sneaked into a massive spending bill, but it opened the door to an expansion of the industry beyond what most people could have imagined at the time.


The standard political criticism of the for-profit industry is that it exists only to vacuum up government subsidies; that it is a problematic byproduct of government actions. This diagnosis is perfectly in line with the Reaganite complaint against government interference in the workings of the market. If we look at California, however, we see that this critique has it backward. For-profit education flooded the market only after the state began to abandon its responsibility to create sufficient institutional capacity in the public system. The problem is not government action, but inaction. As the government gave up its Master Plan responsibility to educate California students, the for-profit sector expanded to fill the demand.

As the government gave up its Master Plan responsibility to educate California students, the for-profit sector expanded to fill the demand.

Education expert (and UC Berkeley scholar) John Aubrey Douglass has found a similar pattern in countries such as Brazil, Korea, and Poland, which modernized too fast for the public sector to keep up with demand. The for-profit sector absorbs and even monopolizes the very subsidies that were intended to foster mass education, while providing poorer outcomes than the public sector. But whereas this problem, referred to as the “Brazilian Effect,” arises in developing countries as they seek to build a public higher education structure from scratch, the United States suffers instead from decay.

Under the neoliberal public policy regime of the past thirty years, the United States has moved from providing public goods directly toward providing coupons for the purchase of those goods in the private market. The private market encourages choice, competition, and innovation, its proponents say, especially compared to the gray, static, and inefficient public sector. Government grants, subsidized loans, and tax breaks would unleash market forces and use them to tackle the problems of higher education.

Such an approach would work only if high-quality private universities increased the amount of students they were willing to educate—if, in other words, the supply of good education were “elastic,” stretching to meet the demand of additional students. Instead, students are finding an inelastic market with collapsing public provision. They face skyrocketing prices and the rationing of quality education, with for-profits purveying counterfeit goods to make up the difference.

Sometimes policy failures are accidental. Sometimes there is a trail of breadcrumbs. In the case of California higher education, it is hard not to notice that policy failures have meant big business for the for-profit industry. And in some cases, that trail of breadcrumbs leads directly to the men and women who run the UC. UC Regent Richard Blum, for example, is not only the largest shareholder in two for-profit universities, Career Education Corporation and ITT Educational Services, but also, as Peter Byrne reported in a 2010 exposé, oversaw investments for the UC’s $63 billion portfolio at a time when the UC invested in the very same two for-profits. The problem isn’t anything as simple as pure corruption, but the decline of the public university is corporate capital’s gain, and investment firms like Blum Capital Partners know this quite well. The educational infrastructure of the future—and in many ways, of the present—is being built out of the very same crumbling public sector that men like Richard Blum have been entrusted with stewarding.

Ronald Reagan may not have seen this coming when he first set out to destroy what he saw as the creeping communism of master-planned and state-funded public education. His vision at the time was essentially negative, reactionary. But the conservative project he put in place in California in the 1960s remains with us today. Reagan was the trendsetter in making higher education into a problem to be solved with fee hikes and police. Other governors approached this problem in different ways, but the decision Reagan made to begin the destruction of the Master Plan hangs over all of them. Today, we can clearly see the results. Limiting the ability of the government to plan for the education of its citizens has left us with the worst of both worlds: students and families with too much debt and too few options.

Current List of Regents of the University of California(Note: According to YR Circumstances Surrounding UCI Foundation-Joe Dunn;UC Berkeley Foundation-Freada Kapor;Scripps-Tony Haymet-CleanTECH; If Money is Laundered is with Consent of Regents)

(Click on the individual’s name for a more complete biography, photograph and contact information.)

Appointed Regents:

Richard C. Blum
Appointed March 12, 2002 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P.; Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.

William De La Peña, M.D.
Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger); Ophthalmologist and medical director of the De La Pena Eye Clinic; B.S., American School Foundation; M.D., Autonomous University of Guadalajara.

Russell Gould
Appointed September 13, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2017 (by Schwarzenegger); B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

Eddie Island
Appointed June 6, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2017 (by Schwarzenegger); retired attorney and executive; J.D., Harvard Law School.

George Kieffer
Appointed May 6, 2009 (by Schwarzenegger) to term expiring March 1, 2021; Partner and member of the Executive Committee of the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Bachelor’s degree, University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D. degree from UCLA. 

Sherry L. Lansing
Appointed March 11, 1999 to a term expiring March 1, 2010 (by Davis);re-appointed in 2010 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2022. Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation and former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group; B.S., Northwestern University. Ms. Lansing is the current Chairman of the Board.

Monica Lozano
Appointed September 21, 2001 to term expiring March 1, 2013 (by Davis); Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of La Opinión Newspaper

Hadi Makarechian
Appointed October 24, 2008 to term expiring March 1, 2020 (by Schwarzenegger); B.S. (Civil Engineering), B.A. (Economics), State University of New York; Chairman of Makar Properties Board of Directors and Banning Lewis Ranch Management Company Board of Directors.

Norman J. Pattiz
Appointed September 21, 2001 to a term expiring March 1, 2004 (by Davis); appointed September 4, 2003 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); Founder and Chairman of the Board of Westwood One.

Bonnie Reiss
Appointed March 27, 2008 to a term expiring March 1, 2020 (by Schwarzenegger); Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors; BBA, University of Miami; J.D., Antioch Law School.

Fred Ruiz
Appointed July 2, 2004 to a term expiring March 1, 2016 (by Schwarzenegger); Co-founder and Chairman, Ruiz Foods.

Leslie Tang Schilling
Appointed September 13, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2013 (by Schwarzenegger); B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A, American Graduate School of International Management; Director of Union Square Investments, Inc.

Jonathan Stein
Student Regent, July 13, 2012- June 30, 2013; B.A., Harvard University (English); UC Berkeley student at Berkeley Law School and Goldman School of Public Policy.

Bruce D. Varner
Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger); Partner in the law firm Varner & Brandt; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Hastings Law School. Mr. Varner is the current Vice Chair of the Board.

Paul Wachter
Appointed July 2, 2004 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2016; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Columbia School of Law;Founder, President and CEO, Main Street Advisors.

Charlene Zettel
Appointed May 6, 2009 to term expiring March 1, 2021 (by Schwarzenegger); Board member, San Diego Regional Airport Authority; B.S., University of Southern California.

Ex Officio Regents

Jerry Brown
Governor of California and ex-officio Regent, January 3, 2011 – present.

Gavin Newsom 
Lieutenant Governor and ex officio Regent, effective January 10, 2011 – present.

John A. Pérez
Speaker of the Assembly and ex officio Regent, effective March 1, 2010 – present; Assemblymember from the 46th district.

Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction and ex officio Regent, January 3, 2011 – present.

Mark G. Yudof
President of the University and ex officio Regent, effective June 16, 2008; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; LL.B, Law School, University of Pennsylvania.

Alan Mendelson
Alumni Regent from July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013 and Vice President of the Alumni Associations of the University of Calfornia; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., Harvard University.

Ronald Rubenstein
Alumni Regent from July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013, and President of the Alumni Associations of the University of California; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (Economics); J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Regents-Designate

Ken Feingold
Regent-designate, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013, and Secretary, Alumni Associations of the University of California; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (History); J.D., University of San Francisco.

Van Schultz
Regent-designate, July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013 and Treasurer, Alumni Associations of the University of Calfornia; B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., University of California, Los Angeles.

Cinthia Flores
Student Regent-designate, July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Faculty Representatives to The Regents

Robert Powell
Faculty Representative to The Regents, September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2013, and current Chair of the Universitywide Academic Senate of the University of California.

William Jacob
Faculty Representative to The Regents, September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2014, and current Vice Chair of the Universitywide Academic Senate of the University of California.

 

Staff Advisors to The Regents

Kathy Barton
Staff Advisor Designate, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

Kevin Smith
Staff Advisor, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

 

Source: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regbios/

 

Meet The Honorable Henry Ramsey of The Berkeley Diversity And Institutional Development Fund (TLR Note: Unlike some, Ramsey’s Efforts to Diversify/Integration Appears Genuine

Henry Ramsey Jr.
Henry Ramsey Jr.

Henry Ramsey Jr. (’60), a retired California Superior Court judge and former dean of Howard University School of Law, believes in giving big for the small stuff.

“The beginning of the semester when you have to buy books and groceries, that is a hard moment,” says Ramsey. “In the words of the business community, ‘It’s a cash flow problem.’ You need a bridge to get over a temporary rough spot.”

The Gift
Set up a decade ago, The Henry Ramsey Jr. Emergency Loan Fund — a revolving, no interest, short-term loan fund of $30,000 — is open to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and are qualified to receive need-based financial aid. Students can borrow up to $1,000, which must be paid back in 30 days.

Since 1999, the fund has made 223 loans totaling $125,706.14, helping students to pay for books and groceries, rent and car repairs.

The Inspiration
“I couldn’t have gotten my higher education without emergency help for little things,” notes Ramsey. “I thought there would be others who would be in the same spot and need this kind of assistance.”

Ramsey had a rewarding moment a few years back when he spoke at UCR. Students who were helped by the Ramsey fund stopped by to say thanks. “It was very satisfying,” says Ramsey.

Ramsey’s time at UCR and his groundbreaking career are detailed in his autobiography, “The Life Story of Henry Ramsey Jr.,” which was published in January.

Source@:
http://www.ucrmagazine.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/display.cgi?issue_id=8&section_id=6

Profile of Freada and Mitch Kapor’s Now Defunct Entity IDEAL — The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership Scholars Fund

The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Scholars Fund, a program of the Level Playing Field Institute, was founded in 2001 by a group of University of California, Berkeley alumni, including Freada Klein. Its mission is to “invest in high-caliber, underrepresented students by providing resources and support to maximize their educational experiences and leadership opportunities during college and beyond.

The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Scholars Fund, a program of the Level Playing Field Institute, was founded in 2001 by a group of University of California, Berkeley alumni, including Freada Klein. Its mission is to “invest in high-caliber, underrepresented students by providing resources and support to maximize their educational experiences and leadership opportunities during college and beyond. IDEAL works with African American, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley. ” Past IDEAL scholarships have ranged from $2,000 to $8,500 for an academic year. In addition to the scholarship, IDEAL provides enrichment services: Summer internships (examples include U.S. Representative Barbara Lee’s office, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF, Centro Legal de la Raza) Annual leadership retreat Bi-monthly meetings Computer loan program Tutors (if needed) As part of the IDEAL community, students have ready access to IDEAL staff and other scholars for support issues. Scholars are also encouraged to work with U.C. Berkeley staff and faculty partners who help students navigate through campus challenges.

Source:

http://dbpedia.org/page/IDEAL_Scholars_Fund

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IDEAL Scholars Fund

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The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Scholars Fund, a program of the Level Playing Field Institute, was founded in 2001 by a group of University of California, Berkeley alumni, including Freada Klein. Its mission is to “invest in high-caliber, underrepresented students by providing resources and support to maximize their educational experiences and leadership opportunities during college and beyond. IDEAL works with African American, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley.”

Past IDEAL scholarships have ranged from $2,000 to $8,500 for an academic year. In addition to the scholarship, IDEAL provides enrichment services:

  • Summer internships (examples include U.S. Representative Barbara Lee’s office, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF, Centro Legal de la Raza)
  • Annual leadership retreat
  • Bi-monthly meetings
  • Computer loan program
  • Tutors (if needed)

As part of the IDEAL community, students have ready access to IDEAL staff and other scholars for support issues. Scholars are also encouraged to work with U.C. Berkeley staff and faculty partners who help students navigate through campus challenges.

External links

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDEAL_Scholars_Fund

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The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Scholars Fund, a program of the Level Playing Field Institute, was founded in 2001 by a group of University of California, Berkeley alumni, including Freada Klein. Its mission is to “invest in high-caliber, underrepresented students by providing resources and support to maximize their educational experiences and leadership opportunities during college and beyond. IDEAL works with African American, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley.”

Past IDEAL scholarships have ranged from $2,000 to $8,500 for an academic year. In addition to the scholarship, IDEAL provides enrichment services:

  • Summer internships (examples include U.S. Representative Barbara Lee’s office, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF, Centro Legal de la Raza)
  • Annual leadership retreat
  • Bi-monthly meetings
  • Computer loan program
  • Tutors (if needed)

As part of the IDEAL community, students have ready access to IDEAL staff and other scholars for support issues. Scholars are also encouraged to work with U.C. Berkeley staff and faculty partners who help students navigate through campus challenges.

External links

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDEAL_Scholars_Fund?oldid=363059012

Meet a Hero from Basra, a Trustee of UC Berkeley Foundation, and Quasi-Secret Director of CaliforniaALL — Meet Gibor Basri

Gibor Basri

Gibor Basri (image:courtesy photo)

Gibor Basri is an American astrophysicist, born in New York on May 3, 1951.

The son of Phyllis Basri, a professor of dance and ballet, and Saul Basri, professor of physics at the University of Colorado, Basri grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, together with his younger brother David. The family lived for brief periods in Burma (1957) and Sri Lanka (1965).

Basri graduated in physics at Stanford University in 1973, and received his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in 1979. His thesis, under the supervision of Jeffrey Linsky, was on stellar activity, based on observations by the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite, of which he was one of the first users. A postdoctoral award took him to the U.C. Berkeley astronomy department where he has been a professor since 1994. His work there originally focused on high-energy observations of stars (with Stuart Bowyer). In the last decade he turned to studies of star formation (with Len Kuhi). Basri’s most noteworthy work includes a 1980 study of T Tauri-type stars, and he is recognized as a world expert on brown dwarf stars.

In 2011, as vice chancellor for equity and inclusion for the U.C. Berkeley campus, he served as a communicator between the university administration and students supporting the Occupy movement.  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibor_Basri

Gibor Basri begins by talking about his mother’s [Phyllis Claire Basri] lineage from East African slaves brought to Jamaica. He details his father’s [Saul Basri] lineage as an Iraqi Jew. Basri talks about his father’s education at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts] and his mother’s dancing education at Columbia University [New York]. He also describes his childhood in Fort Collins Colorado, the country of Burma and other travels as well.

Gibor Basri discusses his parents’ [Saul Basri and Phyllis Claire Whyte] views on racial identity, as well as his own thoughts about his Jewish identity. He remembers his elementary school experience, his early interest in astronomy and science fiction books, and his high school experience in Tehran, Iran and Ceylon [later called Sri Lanka]. Basri describes his father’s work in physics including a Fullbright Lectureship, which took the family abroad.

Gibor Basri begins by explaining the inadequate school system in Ceylon, and meeting science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke while living there. He then talks about returning to the U.S. to finish high school and to begin college. Basri explains how the civil rights movement and the age of space exploration influenced him in college. He recalls his experience playing in the Stanford University marching band. Source: http://www.idvl.org/sciencemakers/Bio26.html

See also @:

http://astro.berkeley.edu/~basri/

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/us/13sfroutines.html

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UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees, including Freada Klein Kapor and Gibor Basri, please see @:   http://tinyurl.com/c5vjt6v

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On August 4, 2009 Ruthe Catolico Ashley, executive director of sham non profit entity known as CaliforniaALL twitted:

“Welcome our new Board Members: Ophelia Basgal, Gibor Basri, Jenny C. Flores, Frank Quevedo, Adonica Wada, and Cary Zellerbach.”

See @: https://twitter.com/californiaall

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On September 1, 2009 Sarah Attia of CaliforniaALL issued a press release announcing that the “Inaugural Champions of Diversity Awards to be held in Sacramento”

While the letterhead identified Ophelia Basgal, Jenny Flores, Frank Quevedo, Adonica Wada, and Cary Zellerbach as directors of CaliforniaALL, there is no mention of Gibor Basri.

See @:   http://www.scribd.com/doc/60669294/Untitled

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Similarly, a press-release issued in September of 2009 announcing the departure of Ruthe Catolico Ashley, there is no mention of Gibor Basri. 

See @:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/48713268/7-Ruthe-Ashley-Announces-Departure-from-Ca…

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Likewise, a 2010 newsletter published by CaliforniaALL also unfairly neglects to identify Gibor Basri as director of CaliforniaALL. 

See @:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/48722718/9-CaliforniaALL-Newsletter-announcing-chan…

 

 

 

TIMELINE 2008: State Bar of California President — Jeff Bleich of Munger Tolles & Olson — Ratified, Yet Again, A New Director of CaliforniaALL — Freada Kapor Klein

LIST OF UC BERKELEY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES (TLR Note: Notice name of Freada Kapor Klein AKA Freada Klein of Sham Non-profit CaliforniaALL which was unearthed as tool to financially support “Obama for America”; Married to Mitch Kapor of 435 Howard

Board of Trustees

2011-12 TRUSTEES OF THE UC BERKELEY FOUNDATION

Khalid A. Y. Z. Alireza
William F. Ausfahl
Edward D. Baker III
Maria C. Banatao
Dwight L. Barker
Frank E. Baxter
Richard H. Beahrs
Robert B. Beim
D. Clayton Bentley II
Mark A. Bertelsen

Mark Biestman
Robert J. Birgeneau
William K. Bowes, Jr.
James W. Bruner Jr.
Laura Burton Capps
Susan C. Chamberlin
Anthony Y. Chan
Jeffrey C. F. Chan
Lister T. S. Chang
Earl F. Cheit

Richard Y. Chen
Li-chiang Chu
Karen L. Clancy
Kathleen G. Correia
David Corvo
Karen W. Dabby
Frithjof J. Dale
Nathaniel E. David
David L. desJardins
Marc J. Desoer

James S. Fetherston
William S. Floyd
H. Gifford Fong
Pamela P. Fong
Gary A. Freedman
David A. Friedman
Howard Friesen
Michael M. Garland
Jonathan M. Glaser
Andrew Goldfarb

Douglas E. Goldman
Catherine Hutto Gordon
Richard L. Greene
Joseph E. Griffin
Kathryn Walt Hall
Harry L. Hathaway
Clifford H. Higgerson
Rick Holmstrom
Thomas R. Hornaday
John F. Hotchkis

Bradford R. Howard
Grant M. Inman
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Proverb G. Jacobs Jr.
Stacy Bracken Jacobs
Kevin M. Johnson
S. Allan Johnson
Stephen F. Keller
David E. Kepler II

Freada Kapor Klein
James M. Koshland
Wanda M. Kownacki
Kathy A. Kwan
Robert J. Lalanne
Katherine S. Lau
Nicole E. Lederer
Doris S. Lee
Georgia Lee
John S. Lewis

Charlene Conrad Liebau
Lester John Lloyd
Nancy K. Lusk
Elizabeth G. Lutz
Irving F. Lyons III
Colleen C. McAndrews
Jeffrey A. McDermott
Thomas K. McKissick
James McManis
Thomas D. Mead

Alan C. Mendelson
Jane Metcalfe
Carol M. Meyer
George A. Miller
Joon S. Moon
Judith C. Moorad
William B. Morrish
Noel W. Nellis
Robert G. O’Donnell
Nancy S. Olson

Maureen A. Orth
David H. Osborne
Barbro S. Osher
Richard K. Palmer
Jay L. Paxton
Edward E. Penhoet
Anne Baxter Perrin
Edward H. Peterson
J. Leighton Read, M.D.
David L. Redo

Mark J. Robinson
Pamela H. Rosenberg
Andrea Roth
Andrew T. Rudd
Glen L. Ryland
Theodore J. Saenger
Shirley A. Sanderson
Richard V. Sandler
Rummi A. Sarin
John E. Scharffenberger

Thomas C. Schneider
Michelle J. Schwartz
James C. Sha
Steven M. Shafran
Christopher G. Silbermann
Stephen M. Silberstein
Arnold N. Silverman
Barclay Simpson
Carol F. Spieker

Richard E. Steiny
Carl J. Stoney Jr.
Diana S. Strandberg
Myron G. Sugarman
Tahir
Ronald K. Tanemura
Nadine M. Tang
Alfredo Terrazas Jr.
Katharine Wallace Thompson
Michael Torres

Charles N. Travers
Cheryl Ann Valentine
James D. A. van Hoften
Judy L. Wade
David B. Walrod
Judy C. Webb
Ramsay Wiesenfeld
H. Michael Williams
Sheryl L. Wong
Michael C. Wood

Laura Wen-yu Young
Lea K. Zaffaroni
Theo S. Zaninovich
Midge Zischke

Ex Officio Trustees

Sandy Barbour, Director, Athletics
Gibor Basri, Vice Chancellor, Equity and Inclusion
Henry Brady,  Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy
George W. Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Janet Broughton, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare
Anthony Cascardi, Dean of the Arts and Humanities, College of L&S
Jefferson Coombs, Executive Director, California Alumni Association
Edward J. Denton, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services
Sam Davis, Interim Dean, School of Social Welfare

Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean, Berkeley Law
Graham Fleming, Vice Chancellor for Research
J. Keith Gilless, Dean, College of Natural Resources
Tom Goldstein, Interim Dean, Graduate School of Journalism

Carla A. Hesse, Dean of Social Sciences, College of L&S
Robert Jacobsen, Chair, Berkeley Division, Academic Senate

Catherine Koshland, Vice Provost, Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities
Harry Le Grande, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Thomas C. Leonard, University Librarian, The Library
Dennis Levi, Dean, School of Optometry
Judith Warren Little, Dean, Graduate School of Education
Vishalli Loomba, President, ASUC

Richard K. Lyons, Dean, Walter A. Haas School of Business
G. Steven Martin, Interim Dean of the Biological Sciences, College of L&S
Richard A. Mathies, Dean, College of Chemistry
Mark A. Richards, Executive Dean, College of L&S; Dean, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Shankar Sastry, Dean, College of Engineering
AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean, School of Information
Stephen M. Shortell, Dean, School of Public Health

Tyler E. Stovall, Dean of the Undergraduate Division, College of L&S
Andrew Szeri, Dean, Graduate Division
Matias Tarnopolsky, Director, Cal Performances
John Wilton, Vice Chancellor, Administration & Finance

Jennifer Wolch, Dean, College of Environmental Design
Diana Wu, Dean, University Extension
Frank D. Yeary, Vice Chancellor

Meet ” EFF” – The Electronic Frontier Foundation: Launched by Mitch Kapor – Spouse of CaliforniaALL’s Freada Kapor Klein, Financed In Part By Judy Johnson’s “CCPF”, Keker & Van Nest (TLR Note – Sources: EFF’s Attempt to Solicit YR as Client, Misguided)

Freada Kapor Klein, Mitch Kapor

Mitch and Freada Kapor.  In 2007-2008, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California conveniently appointed Mrs. Kapor as director of CaliforniaALL. Although other potential explanations certainly exist, as matters presently stand, it appears that operatives participated in what appears to be a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse the California Bar Foundation and non-profit entity CaliforniaALL as a vehicle to embezzle and launder funds originated from major utility companies and the California Bar Foundation to push for the election of Barack Obama (image courtesy of Kapor)

10 July 1990 — Mitch Kapor, the founder of Lotus Development Corp., announced at a news conference this morning that his newly formed Electronic Frontier Foundation is giving $275,000 to Computer Profes- sionals for Social Responsibility to expand their program on computers and civil liberties.

To that end, the Electronic Frontier Foundation will:

  1. Engage in and support educational activities which increase popular understanding of the opportunities and challenges posed by developments in computing and telecommunications.
  2. Develop among policy-makers a better understanding of the issues underlying free and open telecommunications, and support the creation of legal and structural approaches which will ease the assimilation of these new technologies by society.
  3. Raise public awareness about civil liberties issues arising from the rapid advancement in the area of new computer-based communications media. Support litigation in the public interest to preserve, protect, and extend First Amendment rights within the realm of computing and telecommunications technology.
  4. Encourage and support the development of new tools which will endow non-technical users with full and easy access to computer-based telecommunications.

Source: http://w2.eff.org/legal/cases/SJG/?f=eff_creation.html

 

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights advocacy and legal organization based in the United States. Its stated mission is to:[1]

  • Engage in and support educational activities which increase popular understanding of the opportunities and challenges posed by developments in computing and telecommunications.
  • Develop among policy-makers a better understanding of the issues underlying free and open telecommunications, and support the creation of legal and structural approaches which will ease the assimilation of these new technologies by society.
  • Raise public awareness about civil liberties issues arising from the rapid advancement in the area of new computer-based communications media.
  • Support litigation in the public interest to preserve, protect, and extend First Amendment rights within the realm of computing and telecommunications technology.
  • Encourage and support the development of new tools which will endow non-technical users with full and easy access to computer-based telecommunications.

The EFF is supported by donations and is based in San Francisco, California, with staff members in Washington, D.C. They are accredited observers at the World Intellectual Property Organization[2] and one of the participants of the Global Network Initiative.[3]

EFF has taken action in several ways. It provides funds for legal defense in court, presents amici curiae briefs, defends individuals and new technologies from what it considers baseless or misdirected legal threats, works to expose government malfeasance, provides guidance to the government and courts, organizes political action and mass mailings, supports some new technologies which it believes preserve personal freedoms, maintains a database and web sites of related news and information, monitors and challenges potential legislation that it believes would infringe on personal liberties and fair use, and solicits a list of what it considers patent abuses with intentions to defeat those that it considers without merit.

 

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CCPF financial support of EFF- See http://consumerfdn.org/about-us/grantees/grantees-database/

Electronic Frontier Foundation – $30,000 / 12 months
Awarded 2007
To empower consumers with information covering the tracking and other mechanisms that are being used to monitor their use of color printers and other consumer products.
454 Shotwell St San Francisco, CA 94110
Katina Bishop Associate Director of Development
415-436-9333 | Email | Website
Electronic Frontier Foundation – $30,000 / 12 months
Awarded 2008
To protect consumer privacy rights in light of increasing cell-phone tracking efforts by the government and law enforcement
454 Shotwell St. San Francisco, CA 94110
Katina Bishop Development Director
415-436-9333 | Email | Website

 

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See also :

https://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/who-funds-the-electronic-frontie…

https://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/keker-van-nest-joins-aclu-eff-to…

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/12/30/breaking-news-contributions-to-re-e…

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After months of tireless effort & steadfast commitment, the CaALL Board of Dirs has voted to dissolve the org. more here: http://www.calall.org
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7 May 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Making progress @ CalALL board meeting this AM-so thankful for our dedicated board members! Meet them here: http://www.calall.org/board.html
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6 May 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Enjoyed meeting with Level Playing Field Institute this morning; looking forward to CalALL board meeting in the AM!
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6 May 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Had a great time at Level Playing Field Institute’s event welcoming its new ED last night!
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1 May 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Have you checked out our YouTube channel? http://www.youtube.com/CaliforniaALL
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28 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

www.americaspromise.org/Our-Work/Dropout-Prevention/~/media/Files/Our%20Work/…
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27 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Fan Drive tonight…”LIKE” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=310616177803#!/pages/CaliforniaALL/310… – Thanks!
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27 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

We’re on the hunt for capacity grants and funding for our state-wide work….Suggestions? Ideas? Email lparecki@calall.org
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26 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

3rd of 3 articles on drop-out epidemic Read – Raising Their Voices article: www.civicenterprises.net/pdfs/raisingtheirvoices.pdf
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24 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Read One Dream, Two Realities (parents’ perspective on student drop outs) http://www.civicenterprises.net/pdfs/onedream.pdf
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23 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Why do high schoolers drop out? Learn why directly from students, read http://tinyurl.com/2g2668o from the America’s Promise Alliance site
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21 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Sacramento hosting CA Dropout Prevention Summit on April 29; www.americaspromise.org/Our-Work/Dropout-Prevention/Summits/California.aspx
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19 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

The Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) students did!
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19 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Anyone attend the UC Irvine Celebrate UCI 2010 event on Saturday?
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11 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Help CaliforniaALL attend the National Conference Volunteering & Service – call us 916-792-6182 to support education diversity in California
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10 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Anyone attending the National Conference on Volunteering & Service? CalALL is looking for a corporate/individual sponsor so we can attend!
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9 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Thanks 2 generous Orange County law firms for hosting Sat. Academy of Law students-it’s a great motivator for students to see law at work!
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8 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is committed to diversity – thanks for hosting our SAL students!
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7 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Another generous Orange County law firm – Paul Hastings – thank you for participating in SAL mentor day!
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7 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Another thank you from CalALL – thanks to Gibson Dunn in Orange County for hosting SAL students!
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7 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

SAL students visiting Crowell & Moring’s law office in Irvine today to learn about careers in law-thank you for your commitment to diversity
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6 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Many thanks to Allen Matkins Leek Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP in Irvine, CA for hosting our SAL students today!
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1 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Please remember to update CalALL’s new mailing address – visit our web site: www.calall.org for details!
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1 Apr 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Thank you DLA Piper Sacramento for your generosity in providing CalALL pro bono office space during our early years!
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25 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

CalALL has a new mailing address: CaliforniaALL 7405 Greenback Lane, #150 Citrus Heights, CA 95610 Please update your contact info today!
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20 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

We’re excited to attend the New Energy Academy event at Venture Academy in Stockton on Tuesday!
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18 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Another interesting NYT article – check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/education/11educ.html?th&emc=th
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9 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Check out our new YouTube Channel – a few of our favorite Saturday Academy of Law videos are posted – http://www.youtube.com/CaliforniaALL
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7 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Back from an amazing Saturday Academy of Law graduation – 50 more students given the opportunity to learn about legal professions!
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6 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

In Irvine – Saturday Academy of Law graduation starts in 30 minutes – just listened to 9th graders’ final SAL debate!
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5 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Excited to head to Irvine tomorrow for 2010’s first Saturday Academy of Law graduation!
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3 Mar 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Check out NYT article about the President’s drive to curb high school drop out rates: www.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/us/02obama.html?emc=eta1
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26 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Heading to the OC for CA Career Pathways Consortia & CA Partnership Academies Annual Educating for Careers Conference this weekend
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22 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Some ink about our New Energy Academies: http://www.dailycal.org/article/106868/berkeley_high_chosen_for_energy_academy
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20 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Our ‘09 corporate sponsors (Accenture, AT&T, DLA Piper, Kirkland Ellis, LLP, PG&E, Verizon) make our work possible – thank you!
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10 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Check out photos from last weekend’s SAL events – thanks to UC Irvine student photographer Gilberto Cardenas – www.gilbertocardenas.com/SAL
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8 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

2010 is going strong! Verizon Foundation renewed its $100k grant to support Saturday Academy of Law Program – thank you!
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6 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Flying back to Sac from Irvine-amazing to see SAL in action. It truly highlights our commitment to facilitating complete education pipelines
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5 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Wonderful dinner w/ 100, including graduates and their parents, @ last night’s SAL Symposium. This is a program we can all be proud of!
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4 Feb 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Off to a Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) Oversight Committee meeting…
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30 Jan 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Much thanks to Cal Department of Education for supporting New Energy Academies, too!
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30 Jan 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

We announced $50k PG&E grant to support New Energy Academies project management…they also granted $200k to get program off the ground!
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25 Jan 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Just in…PG&E donated $50k to support project management of New Energy Academies…learn more: http://www.calall.org/collaborations.html
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22 Jan 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Successful BOD meeting this week; we’re working toward closing the achievement gap!
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20 Jan 10 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

CaliforniaALL tweets are back – thanks for following!
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1 Sep 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

In Chicago to meet with City of Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely.
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31 Aug 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Champions of Diversity Gala tickets are now available online. http://www.calall.org/gala/
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13 Aug 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

In Santa Barbara for the 2009 New America Alliance Education Initiative Launch
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13 Aug 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

I was just informed I will be receiving the 2009 Minority Bar Association of Western NY Trail Blazer Award. 🙂
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4 Aug 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Welcome our new Board Members: Ophelia Basgal, Gibor Basri, Jenny C. Flores, Frank Quevedo, Adonica Wada, and Cary Zellerbach
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23 Jul 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Check out our new and improved website! http://www.calall.org/index.html
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18 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Congresswoman Doris Matsui has agreed to be the Chair at our Champions of Diversity Awards Gala in October!
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18 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Bummed not to be able to attend the TOIGO dinner in LA and the NAPABA Regional also in LA. Miss all of you in LA.
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18 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

In DC for the ABA Diversity Summit. Looking forward to mapping out next steps for the legal profession.
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11 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

You can now donate to CaliforniaALL on our Facebook page http://bit.ly/J0DSg
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9 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

SAVE THE DATE – October 21, 2009 (5:30 – 10:00 p.m.) in Sacramento, CA – CaliforniaALL’s Inaugural Champions of Diversity Awards Gala.
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9 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

Back to New York to attend the Asian American Association for Investment Managers Conference.
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4 Jun 09 CaliforniaALL CaliforniaALL ?@CaliforniaALL

In New York to present my “Plumbing the Diversity Pipeline” speech at the Woman’s Bar Association Convention.
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CaliforniaALL — Initial Board of Directors and Legal Counsel –Archive September 2008

Board of Directors

Victor Miramontes, Board Chair
Vice Chairman
CityView
Maria del Pilar Avila, Board Treasurer
Vice President
Palladium Equity Partners

Dr. Winston Churchill Doby
Vice Chancellor Emeritus
University of California, Los Angeles

Jay Ferguson

Partner
Kline Hawkes & Co.

James Hsu

Partner
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP

Freada Kapor Klein, Ph.D.

Founder and Board Chair
Level Playing Field Institute

Pat Fong Kushida

President
Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Douglas G. Scrivner
General Counsel and Secretary
Accenture Legal Group

Legal Counsel

Susan Mac Cormac, Partner
Morrison Foerster, LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94105-2482
Eric A. Tate, Partner
Morrison Foerster, LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94105-2482

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