Wondering why the Covid numbers are spiking?  Governor Newsom ask Californian’s to wear your mask again.  While summer temperatures hit a 100 degrees and summer days with sunshine extensive, a different government narrative is in play.  While the news media and government misinform the public, the people at the front lines are telling a different story.  As a health care professional non of this never made any sense to me.  People have called me crazy and misinformed.  When I checked the CDC site, your chances of dying from Covid-19 is 0.02%.  This probably a conservative number.  When I did my own calculations, I received a lower statistical number based on the numbers given by the PE.  Let’s also mention the fact that if you acquire Covid-19, there is a 98% recovery rate.  Summer sun, it takes 30 minutes for Covid-19 to die.  If you need the magic cocktail we have that as well, hydroxychloroquine, (Z-Pak) azithromycin, Zinc and Vitamin D.  No one should be dying. The mask thing, if it is not N95 it is not going to protect you from the virus, this coming from an individual who received an ‘A’ in Virology.  Even now, CDC considers wearing a ‘cloth face covering’ a ‘recommendation.’  What gives?  What about Covid-19 testing?  Dr. Rashid Buttar has something to say about this.

According to this June 30 article in the Press Enterprise, they state, “like much of California, Riverside County has seen COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike since the start of June. The county is now on the state’s coronavirus watch list, and countywide, almost 100% of licensed intensive care unit beds are full — COVID-19 patients fill roughly one in four of those beds — forcing some hospitals to convert regular beds to handle the surge.

News sources such as the Press Enterprise would like you to think that all incoming Covid-19 patients entering the U.S. from Mexico, are all U.S. Citizens living in Mexico.  Not according to front line medical personnel.  Another thing you never, ever do during a pandemic, is you let infected people into the country.  The other thing you never, ever do with infected Covid-19 patients is transport them all over the state!  They needed to be quarantined at the point of origin.  Medical personnel are brought in to treat patients, not the other way around.  Chalk one up for the brilliant mind of Governor Newsom, who now has blood and negligence on his hands.  Is this really why the rest us have to deal with the closure of California?

What Newsom did destroyed the concept of ‘herd immunity.’

According to Dr. Cameron Kaiser, County Health Officer for Riverside, also defended his order issued Monday, June 29, closing bars and breweries until further notice unless they sell food with alcohol, a move that came at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation. Cases started to “climb substantially” several days after county bars and other businesses were cleared to reopen June 12, he told the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  Remember folks, this is a recommendation, not law.  The California Legislature can only make laws, not the governor.  Something to ponder.  Covid-19! Is this an illusion?

WARD 5 COUNCILWOMAN CRYING GABY PLASCENCIA FINDS RACISM TO BE A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN RIVERSIDE!  If you think that it’s enough to consider the possibility of politics entering a pandemic, we have another for you.  Today at City Council, Plascencia would like her fellow council members to consider and pass a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in the City of Riverside.  Yep, I’m not making this up.  While the City of Riverside is going bankrupt do to the pension problem, actually created by them.  They divert attention to a real crisis issue affecting Riverside, and it is not the pension issue.  It’s racism in Riverside, and it’s all over the place.  It simply not a ‘social issue’ it is a ‘health care issue.’  I literally called 911 to ask that how they could help a friend who may have a health issue of ‘racism,’ how could they help?  They hung up…  Further, how would they medically treat the problem?  I was laughed at, but I guess they were really laughing at them.  Let’s see what becomes of this from our green new leaders; hopefully it won’t escalate to something known as the ‘green new deal.’  Good job Plascencia, Fierro, Perry, Hemenway, Melendrez and Edwards.  By the way Melendrez, are you going to come out and make a statement on the Stockton Bug-A-Boo?  Or is it still in the typical City of Riverside Cover Up Mode?  The infiltration by the DNC into local politics is evident, this is their agenda.  Ask Congressman Mark Takano, he may never answer as usual.  The same is evident with Plascencia.

Recently, Plascencia accused fellow Council Member Chuck Condor of racism, on the other hand, she also felt the makeup of the Planning Commission was not diverse enough.  She then asked for the resignation of Planning Commissioner Sean Mill, solely due to the color of his skin.  Incidentally, Mill was also Plascencia’s opponent in the last Ward 5 Council race.  Both the full report and resolution are below.

        

REPORT                                                 RESOLUTION

Community Advocate Jason Hunter was on the IE Newswire with Roy Bleckart discussing this very issue yesterday.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “LATINO WHITE SUPREMACIST,’ “SITE IS A JOKE,” “RACIST,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORRIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

“We grow up with such an idealistic view on how our life should be; love, friendships, a career or even the place we will live ~ only to age and realise none of it is what you expected & reality is a little disheartening, when you’ve reached that realisation; you have learnt the gift of all, any new beginning can start now and if you want anything bad enough you’ll find the courage to pursue it with all you have. The past doesn’t have to be the future, stop making it so.”  Nikki Rowe

I was about 12 years old in McAllen, Texas where I was born, and this man would occasionally come to visit my uncle and have dinner, they were very close friends.  His name, as they called him, was Nikki Rowe.  Of course, what did I know, I was just 12 years old.  I just called him Nikki.  My uncle even named one of his sons after him.  When my father died back in 2011, a Normandy Vet, I went back to bury him in McAllen, and I saw that the City named a main street and school after him.  This is Col. Rowe’s story.

On October 29, 1963, after only three months in country, Rowe was captured by Viet Cong elements along with Captain Humberto “Rocky” R. Versace and Sergent Daniel L. Pitzer while on an operation to drive a Viet Cong unit out of the village of Le Coeur.  Rowe states that the VC were a main force unit due to his observations of their equipment.

Rowe was separated from his fellow Green Berets and spent 62 months in captivity with only brief encounters with fellow American POWs. Rowe was held in the U Minh Forest, better known as the “Forest of Darkness,” in extreme southern Vietnam.  During most of his five years in captivity Rowe was held in a 3 by 4 by 6 feet (0.91 m × 1.22 m × 1.83 m) bamboo cage. 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ferd Kaufman/AP/Shutterstock (6644573a)
James Rowe U.S. Army Maj. James N. Rowe of McAllen, Texas, stands beside a replica of a bamboo cage, in which he was held prisoner by the Viet Cong. Rowe escaped in 1968. He is holding his eating cup and chop sticks
POW ESCAPEE, DALLAS, USA

As an intelligence officer, Rowe possessed vital information about the disposition of defenses around the CIDG camps, the locations of mine field, names of friendly Vietnamese, and unit locations and strength. Rowe had left his West Point ring at home in the United States, and he told his captors that he was a draftee engineer charged with building schools and other civil affairs projects.  The Viet Cong interrogated him unsuccessfully.  They gave him some engineering problems to solve and Rowe, relying on the basic instruction in engineering he’d received at West Point, successfully maintained his deception.

However, Rowe’s deceptive cover was blown when the Viet Cong managed to obtain a list of American high-value prisoners-of-war (POWs), and his name was in the list, identifying him as an intelligence officer. This enraged the VC, prompting them to order his execution.

Rowe was then led deep into the jungle to be shot.  When his would-be executioners were distracted by a flight of American helicopters, he overpowered his guard, escaped and flagged down a UH-1 helicopter piloted by Major David E. Thompson. He was rescued on December 31, 1968, New Years Eve.

In 1981 he returned to military service as a lieutenant colonel to become chief of Green Beret training at Fort Bragg. In 1985 he was placed in command of Fort Bragg’s First Special Warfare Training Battalion, a position he held until 1987, when he was made chief of the Army Division at the Joint United States Military Advisory Group headquarters in Quezon City, Philippines.
Rowe designed and build a course based upon his experience as a POW. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) is now a requirement for graduation from the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course. SERE is taught at the Colonel James “Nick” Rowe Training compound at Camp MackallNorth Carolina.  It is considered by many to be the most important advanced training in the special operations field. Navy, Air Force and Marine Special Operations personnel all attend variations of this course taught by their respective services.[7]

By 1987, Colonel Rowe was assigned as the chief of the Army division of the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG), providing counter-insurgency training for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Working closely with the Central Intelligence Agency and intelligence organizations of the Republic of the Philippines, he was involved in its nearly decade-long program to penetrate the New People’s Army (NPA), the communist insurgency that threatened to overthrow the Philippines’ government.[8]

By February 1989, Rowe had acquired intelligence information which indicated that the communists were planning a major terrorist act. He warned Washington that a high-profile figure was about to be assassinated and that he himself was second or third on the assassination list. At around 7:00 in the morning of April 21, 1989, as he was being driven to work at the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group headquarters in an armoured limousine, Rowe’s vehicle was hit by gunfire from a .45 caliber pistol and an M16 rifle near a corner of Tomas Morato Street and Timog Avenue in Quezon City.[10] Twenty-one shots hit the vehicle; one round entered through an unarmoured portion of the vehicle frame and struck Rowe in the head, killing him instantly, while chauffeur Joaquin Vinuya was wounded. Years later, the New People’s Army eventually claimed responsibility for his assassination. Filipino nationals Juanito T. Itaas (principal) and Donato B. Continente (accomplice) were convicted by a Philippine court in 1991 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Rowe, and 10 to 17 years for the attempted murder of his driver, Joaquin Vinuya. In 2000 the Supreme Court of the Philippines affirmed the convictions but reduced Continente’s sentence to 14 years, concluding that he was acting as an accomplice, not as a principal. Continente was released from prison on June 28, 2005. As of 2014, Itaas remains in prison, serving the remainder of his life term.[11]

In 1989 the city of McAllen honored Colonel Rowe by renaming Second Street for him. In 1990, Nikki Rowe High School was established as a ninth grade center and in 1992 became a class 5A high school.  Published in 1984, Five Years To Freedom, The True Story Of A Vietnam POW, his story.
   
“I have a fear of living a surface kind of life;
barely existing, barely touching or tasting anything. That’s why you’ll always see me giving my all or walking away ~ I’m too full of depth to dance in the middle of anything.”
Nikki Rowe

THE GREAT 2020 FIRE SALE IS ON!  LOW, LOW PRICES FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Since 2011 TMC has been consistently telling you that the City of Riverside would eventually have to deal with the issue of unsustainable budgets, driven in large part by unsustainable personnel compensation, driven by unsustainable pensions, driven by unsustainable corruption.  It looks like that day is finally here.

We recall at one point former (and fired) City Manager John Russo wanted to sell Riverside Public (owned by you!) Utilities to deal with the pension issue.  According to former Councilman Steve Adams it went something like this: Russo gave an “order” to former RPU General Manager Girish Balanchandran right before the recent 5-year water and electric rate increases,” to ask for the stars, moon and the sky… so that we can raise these rates, fluff up the utility and our reserves, so we can sell it.”  Adams goes on to say that Russo never contacted the Council regarding this strategy, nor had he had ever contacted the appointed RPU Board either – the people and their representatives were to be left in the dark as long as possible by Mr. Sunshine Act.  Russo believed he could sell at least the electric part of the utility and use the proceeds to pay his and his public employee buddies’ pensions.

THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR RATE HIKES

Now City Manager Zelinka and his merry band of union-owned Councilmembers find it necessary to sell off many of Riverside’s public assets according to the next Tuesday’s Council agenda.  We knew this was inevitable, due to one-sided union deals over the past two decades.  We can tell you with certainty that even with the selling of these properties, it will still not be enough – it’s just throwing good money after bad.  It wasn’t enough when they tricked you into passing Measure A!  It wasn’t even enough when they sold you Measure Z!  Heck, it wasn’t enough when they gave the go ahead to $525 million in pension obligation bonds that we financially enslave your children just a few weeks ago.  Public employee unions continue to spew propaganda, vehemently lying to the public about the real need for all these new revenue measures: more raises, more perks, better benefits and the King Daddy of them all – to assure their members will be able to cash in on their multi-million dollar pensions when they retire, many times in their 50s.

While the taxpayers were confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 situation, it was the perfect crisis, and perfect timing to sell off some of our more prominent properties for the the benefit of Riverside public employee unions.

Here are some of the properties that the City would like to sell, and probably for much less than they are worth in a buyers’ market now, because they are simply in desperate need for liquid assets (and we wouldn’t be surprised if they already have buyers waiting in the wings):

 

WHO OWNS THESE?  THE PUBLIC, OR REALLY OUR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES?

If this doesn’t bother City residents and taxpayers, it should.  Remember, the plan is to sell publicly-owned properties, which includes some of the most prominent valuable in the City, for the benefit of public pensions, and use COVID-19 as an excuse as to why this needs to be done financially, despite healthy financial reserves at the City ahead of COVID hitting.  As an added benefit, with folks concentrating on the crisis and scared to leave their homes, coupled with the City deliberately making no attempt to inform the public, and an asleep-at-the-wheel Fourth Estate, no one would find out until it was too late.  Let’s just nonchalantly call these properties ‘surplus!’  Really, who’s going to know?  These properties include the Riverside City Library, the Riverside City Convention Center, the Riverside City Municipal Auditorium and the infamous Fox Theater.  Here is the revised report, let me emphasize…revised, because issue is fluid and ongoing.

   

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…and of course, the revised property list.  So again, will the usual suspects be looking for direction from their union handlers on what we, the general public should give in tribute?  Suspects such as Councilman Andy Melendrez, Councilman Jim Perry, Councilman Ronaldo Fierro, Councilman Steve Hemenway, Councilwoman Gaby Plascencia; and if your live in the wonderful Wood Streets in Ward 1, our darling, Councilwoman Erin Edwards?

     

Click on image to enlarge – We wonder how listing the Convention Center will affect future business?

Once more, these are the same people who are giving the taxpaying community direction on the COVID-19, and ordering business shutdowns and home arrest, while real science is ignored.  All-the-while 30,000 people gather together safely at Morongo Casino…. “Good Times!”  We were there and nobody seemed worried about the flu.  Perhaps people are finally tired and are just not going to take it anymore!

 

What we are being told is that an N95 Mask is what is needed to protect against COVID-19, but we see this from County of Riverside Dr. Cameron Kaiser, who wears a loosely-tied bandana worthy of a spaghetti-western villain.  What gives?

CAMERON KAISER – DOES HE THINKS HE’S BADASS BOBBY BANDITO?

The Infamous Pandemic Video has been banned and censored by all mainstream social media outlets…but why?  My dad, who fought on the shores of Normandy, France would not accept this.  Not in the America he vehemently fought for that day of June 6, 1944.  We The People should make our own decisions that affect us, regardless of what government “tells” us, as long as we’re not hurting anyone or ourselves in the process.  When the nanny-state tries to force the citizenry to do otherwise, and without offering substantive and procedural due process, it becomes time for civil disobedience until the powers-that-be get the message.  Here is the video: You The People make your own decision, as it should be.  Isn’t that the American way?  What are the ruling class so afraid of?

 

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

 

When it comes to school bond measures of late, we know one thing: the bait & switch fad is in!  They tell the community one thing in order to get the measure passed, using half-truths, lies of omission, emotional arguments. astro-turfing, etc…typical conman stuff.  Then later you’ll find they have diverted those monies for other pet projects or expenses.  They’ll even offer phony oversight in the form of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee, and then stack it with their usually conflicted, kool-aid drinking buddies from the community – maybe even send their own lawyers to sway the proceedings in case there’s a couple troublemakers looking out for the taxpayers.

BUT FIRST: THE INFAMOUS CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S OWN SELF-APPOINTED CITIZEN AUDITOR, VIVIAN MORENO, AND HER TAKE ON THE NEW EDUCATIONAL MEASURES THAT FAILED ON MARCH 3RD, 2020, AND THE ARROGANCE OF THOSE BOLD ENOUGH TO MISAPPROPRIATE AND STEAL TAXPAYER MONEY.  UPDATE: 03.11.2020: Vivian Moreno right again!  Days after this posting, colleges go on-line, according to the Press Enterprise.  Is there really a need to expand expensive college campuses?  School and College as we know it, is it over?  If this is the new normal, what are these public servant elites going to do without the taxpayer gravy train?  Maybe, find a real job?

Let’s take a look at the one of the main players behind RCCD’s Measure A: the Chancellor of RCCD (Riverside Community College District- Norco, Moreno Valley, Riverside campuses).  According to Riverside Superior Court records filed February 18, 2020, Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac, PhD  is being accused by Plaintiff, Terri Hampton, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations, of using taxpayer money to have RCC (Riverside Community College) facilities staff perform work at his personal residence.  Ms. Hampton also accuses Mr. Isaac of promoting employees to higher-level positions without following the legitimate process.  Hmmm….. what does that mean?  We know how that worked for Assistant City Manager Belinda Graham at the City of Riverside and soooo many others: they screwed more than the taxpayers if you know what I mean.  Former Presidential contender Kamala Harris also comes to mind.  Remember how she moved on up, with the help and affair of former San Francisco Mayor and Speaker of the California State Assembly, the incomparable Willie Brown.

In addition, Plaintiff Terri Hampton “observed a differential treatment by the Chancellor between male and female employees that have disagreements with him.  For example, the Chancellor consistently offers ‘golden parachutes‘ for male employees that the District has ’cause to terminate.'”  If that is true, Isaac is utilizing tax payer monies inappropriately.

Click This Link to View Full Complaint Filed Against Isaac

The suit states that when the Chancellor communicates a work need at his home, RCC Facilities contacts a vendor and sends the vendor to his home.  The vendor then faxes the bill to the Vice President of Administration, who then gives the invoice to the Chancellor for payment.  Vice President of Administration, Raymond “Chip” West stated he has the invoices faxed directly to him (West) because he did not want there to be an electronic trail via e-mail.

The Chancellor obviously likes his job, responding sometimes to Hampton, “I am the Chancellor and you will do what I say.”  And then adding, “You will do what I say, or you will find yourself looking for a job.” The Chancellor sound like a great boss to work for….if you like dictators…but more on that later.

We at TMC probably could’ve gone the whole rest of our lives without mentioning Dr. Isaac, but he got on our radar by running around the Inland Empire telling the community why Measure A was needed to the tune of $715 Million for the Riverside Community College District.  If these allegations turn out to be true, we think we can make a pretty good case as to why these kinds of shenanigans cause the community to feel ripped off when it comes down to how educational tax monies are spent.  You would think that good ol Ab-Wolde is perhpas not getting paid enough?  However, that’s not what we see according to Transparent California.  He has plenty of money to fix his house.  His paycheck from the taxpayers is almost $400,000 per year, so why does he feel its the taxpayers responsibility to pay for his alleged home repairs?

The following video gives you a whiff of who Isaac really is as he defends the need for the Educational Bond Measure A.  The Chancellor of RCCD (Riverside Community College District- Norco, Moreno Valley, Riverside) Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., debates community and taxpayer advocate Jason Hunter on College Facility Bond, Measure A.  Isaac insisted there was a master plan – a specific project list – that the taxpayer loot would be spent on.  Problem is Dr. Isaac, it wasn’t on the ballot proposition.  You wanted a blank check.  With Measure A’s inglorious defeat, we recommend that next time you need to let the taxpayers know what they are actually paying for!

But looking into Isaac’s past, he has quite a record as an authoritarian.  Makes you wonder if RCCD could have had a better vetting process.  According to the Harnnet, the Official Eritrean Peoples Democratic Party’s Web Site, Isaac’s past is…interesting.

Students who came back from the war front lines found out that their government, the PFDJ, did not trust them despite the determination they showed in protecting the country with their lives. The memory of colleagues including fresh graduates, who died in the war, was very vivid at the time. But PFDJ officials and the likes, including Dr Wolde-ab Issak, did not bother about the effect of their policies on student moral and nationalism.” “While at the University of Asmara, Dr Wolde-ab did not care about academic issues.”

According to the World Socialist Web Site, Eritrea, Two Students Die In Government Clampdown!  Two students have died and up to 2,000 others are being detained in a detention camp following protests against the government.  Yirga Yosef and Yemane Tekee, who both died of heat stroke, were students at Asmara University in the country’s capital. 

After the mass arrests, police broke up a meeting outside Asmara University of anxious parents who had gathered to demand the release of their children. One woman whose son and daughter are being detained desperately pleaded, “They have taken them to a very hot place, with no food, no water. It is 49 degrees there. More will die. They must take them out of that place—that’s what we’re begging”.  Another mother said, “My son is there. I have nephews and nieces there. They are being punished just because they asked for their rights. The government just wants to show its strength.”

The president of Asmara University, Wolde-Ab Isaak, condemned the action taken by the students and called it “illegal.”  Wow, sounds like a nice guy, good job RCCD.

According to another article in the Harnnet, The Official Eritrean Peoples Democratic Party Web Site, we see the following article: The Sarcasm, Denial and Lies of the Eritrean Authorities: A Personal Account On The National Service, The Closure Of The University of Asmara and the Scholarship Program In South Africa.

As stated by writer Zekarias Ginbot, “I did not know where Dr. Wolde-Ab Isaac has been since he left the University of Asmara. But last year, I found out that he was working for a certain US college in California, and as I expected, as an acting president. This power hungry person always goes for administrative posts despite his qualification in science. I do not mean this is a taboo but from my experience, Dr Wolde-ab does not have administrative qualities. He would be better suited for a military general than an academician or administrator. He was an arrogant person who did not have any relationship with his staff or the students and was better known for intimidation of staff at the University and demobilization of government employees without compensation in other government institutions.

While at the University of Asmara, Dr Wolde-ab did not care about academic issues. I don’t remember him chairing a discussion on academic issues during the time I worked as a lecturer but only PFDJ sponsored functions. Every time someone approaches him with a question, he does his best in belittling the individual by going into side issue instead of addressing the concerns raised. No one denies that he is an excellent orator but he uses his talent only to intimidate others. When I spoke about him to people who knew him while he was at the Uppsala University in Sweden, their response was, “…well, what do you expect from Wolde-ab”, no surprise at all.

According to the BBC NEWS REPORT: Eritrean Student Leaders Released, By Alex Last in Asmara.  A total of 2,700 (students) were returned to Asmara in September, except the members of the student union executive, who were detained.  It had been reported that the student leaders were questioned about links with the group of leading dissidents, who have been detained without charge since September.  There has been no official confirmation of the reports.  The President of the University, Dr. Wolde-Ab Isaac, has not been available for comment.  The University has remained quiet and there has not been further protest since the students returned from the desert.  Hmmm…. It appears that Isaac is some how working in conjunction with his Eritrean Government cronies and working against a contained people who appear to be freedom fighters as a oppose to being Socialist.  So why is Wolde-Ab Isaac in America?  That is my question.

This is a question TMC is being asked, because many in our community feel they will be retaliated against for asking this simple question. We are asking Riverside Community College District for a response on this issue?  Again, I simply don’t get it, but if you know anything out there, please correct us, or add to the debate,  otherwise that’s what people are telling us.

The PFDJ, known as the Peoples Front For Democracy and Justice, is the founding and ruling political party of the State of Eritrea.  The successor to the formerly left-wing nationalist and Marxist–Leninist Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), the PFDJ holds itself open to nationalists of any political affiliation.  The leader of the PFDJ party and current President of Eritrea is Isaias Afewerki.  The country has been widely accused of totalitarianism.

“Under the current regime, where Eritrea is being ruled without any constitution, the PFDJ Party dominates all cultural and academic activities. Moreover, in Eritrea’s political system, academic activities are monitored regularly not only by PFDJ’s propaganda departments, but also by Dr Woldeab Isaac, the President of the University, who works very closely with government officials.”

The PFDJ government’s brutal action against the students is part of a national clampdown that has also led to the arrest of journalists and oppositionists.

“… Dr Wolde-Ab does not have administrative qualities. He would be better suited for a military general than an academician or administrator.” He was an arrogant person who did not have any relationship with his staff or the students and was better known for intimidation of staff at the University and demobilization of government employees without compensation in other government institutions.

Does this fit of the RCCD culture?  Further, is this the eventual indoctrination agenda for the educational system within the State of California?  More in Part II coming up soon, here is Part II:

When those who are entrusted to promote academic freedom are the same ones who are restricting it, as is the case with Dr Wolde-Ab Isaac, then the university is not a place of learning and does not possess transcendent value anymore.  The tragedy is that those very people who benefited from such institutions of higher education are now aiding those who are abating such fundamental freedoms.

Again, what is RCCD promoting?  Is it totalitarianism?  Is RCCD attempting to control the speech and thought process of their students through Isaac’s experience for a current contemporary political agenda?  Thank God we live in America, if Isaac had his way here, he would send TMC out to the desert.  The question is, “Does RCCD condone this behavior and politics?”  A politics of control, totalitarianism and socialism?  Evidently so, through their policies and employees hired to run our public educational college and school systems.

Why did Isaac allegedly do this?  Maybe because it was easy enough that he could?  Where’s the supposed oversight?

 

Next in line,  William Clarence Newberry, who was charged with two counts of grand theft and one count each of embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of public funds.

Currently, according to the Press Enterprise, William Clarence Newberry, the former president of the Riverside County School Boards Association and former Corona-Norco Unified School District Board Member was charged with embezzlement to the tune of $40,000 June 19, 2019.   Two counts of grand theft and one count each of embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of public funds, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said.

DA’s investigators found that between December 2013 and February 2017, Newberry used an association debit card without authorization to make personal purchases and pay medical bills totaling $17,000, the release said. Also, Newberry dipped into a checking account belonging to the Climate Booster Club at Eleanor Roosevelt High in Eastvale and stole $23,000 to pay his bills and make purchases for himself, the release said.

Why did Newberry allegedly do this?  Maybe because it was easy enough that he could? Where’s the supposed oversight?

 

Or what about Ted Eugene Rozzi the assistant superintendent of facilities at the Corona-Norco Unified School District?  Rozzi was charged with 30 felonies related to his work as the assistant superintendent of facilities at the Corona-Norco Unified School District, allegedly laundering approximately $1.17 million by depositing checks written by an Ontario contractor into his credit card accounts.

Ted Eugene Rozzi, 60, of Redlands, is accused of embezzling and laundering approximately $1.7 million by depositing checks written by an Ontario contractor into his credit card accounts.

Edward Curtis Mierau, 65, of Ladera Ranch, the head of school builder Neff Construction, is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 3 on charges that include money laundering and helping a public official financially benefit from a contract. Both men were charged Nov. 5.

Rozzi is accused of diverting such checks that should have gone to the district to his credit card accounts instead.  From 1992 to 2017, Rozzi supervised construction for the district. Cash-strapped districts will sometimes ask contractors to front the money to pay vendors before being reimbursed.


During the investigation, which began in May 2017, search warrants were served and it was determined there were emails between Rozzi and Mierau in which Rozzi asked for checks to be written from Neff to various financial institutions and not the school district, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said. Investigators said they determined that more than $1.1 million was stolen between December 2011 and May 2017.  That amount could by higher, possibly to the tune of of $2 Million according to a 62-page report by the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team.  This agency, created by state law, assists California schools with business operations and fiscal practices, and is headed by old RUSD friend, the curmudgeonly (a quality we kinda like in accountant-types) Mike Fine.

Again, why did Rozzi allegedly do this?  Maybe because it was easy enough that he could? Where’s the supposed oversight?

 

Voters approved Measure C in March 2004 to finance much-needed projects to accommodate the growing number of students in the RCCD (Riverside Community College District).  Proceeds from the bond were designated to help pay for the acquisition, construction, improvement, and renovation of various college facilities as outlined in the ballot measure.  A Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) keeps the public informed about how Measure C proceeds are used through annual reports to the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees and the public.​​

But according to the “Vote No On Measure A” site,  $3.5 Million of Measure C/ Proposition 39 monies was directed toward salaries and benefits over a period of time according to these records.

Report on Measure C/ Propostion 39 Funding Financial & Performance Audit 2015_2016

Were Measure C monies diverted to salaries and benefits?  That is the question, and we are still trying to bring forward the answer to the taxpayer…but we suspect we already know the answer…

What have government educational systems become?  Are they a gravy train for the those who know the system?  Are they an indoctrination mill of lower learning and one side partisan leaning?  We find that when it comes to the Riverside education system, it is usually a question of, “Dumb and Dumber?”.  TMC advocates for school choice: since when is competition such a bad thing?  The best person to make the decision for educating their child is you the parent, not the government or some union.

The moral of the story of March 3, 2020, is that the government stooges and their toadies better start taking care of the taxpayer, because the taxpayer is no longer going to take care of you.  The government belongs to John Q. Public: we certainly pay for it, so it needs to work for us.

ARE PUBLIC SERVICE TAX MEASURES BECOMING THE PUSHER MAN FOR WHAT RESIDENTS DON’T WANT?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

Get out and vote folks?  We are very lucky to live in a great country as ours, the one thing that embraces all of us is our right to vote.  You may not feel that your vote counts, but it does!  You have been given the right to set the stage and direction in which our country and local cities should follow.  You have a republic if you can keep it, and it all depends on you.  Voting in the USA is the greatest of rights given to the citizens to express their views, needs and expressions of democracy.  Let’s get out and do it people!

ELECTION RESULTS CITY OF RIVERSIDE MAYORAL RACE 2020

Franklin D. Roosevelt   “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”  ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln  “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

Lyndon B. Johnson  “A man without a vote is a man without protection.” ― Lyndon B. Johnson

Theodore Roosevelt  “A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

E.A. Bucchianeri  “…they say if you don’t vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Onyinye Ough  “Our votes are our power, they are not for sale.” ― Onyinye Ough, Halima’s Vote: A modern parable about the impact of vote buying in Nigeria.

Nanette L. Avery  “Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls…” ― Nanette L. Avery

Barack Obama  “There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.” ― Barack Obama

Aldous Huxley  “I mean what does a democracy depend on? A democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance.”  ― Aldous Huxley

Charbel Tadros  “The good thing about democracy is that every vote counts. The problem with democracy is that every vote counts.” ― Charbel Tadros

Thomas Paine  “The right of voting for persons charged with the execution of the laws that govern society is inherent in the word liberty, and constitutes the equality of personal rights.”  ― Thomas Paine

John Quincy Adams  “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”  ― John Quincy Adams

Mark Twain  “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”  ― Mark Twain

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO VOTE, EVEN ONE OF OUR MOST STANDOUT CITIZEN BIG BIRD IS GIVEN DIRECTION ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VOTING AND HOW TO VOTE!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

THE STORY OF COUNCILMAN ANDY MELENDREZ’S SOCCER FIELD:

The dialog starts in 2010 around a bustling city water cooler one day with the talk that we need a soccer stadium, and it should be in the Northside, and of course, the City just happens to have the “perfect” piece of property.  Or should I say, a goulash of several properties, one of them was the former Riverside Golf Course.

Backtracking in time, about 2005 the City needed money and property to get into the full swing of Redevelopment and they had their eyes set on the Northside of Ward 1.  This was easy pickings: apathetic Northside residents, surplus utility property, out sized utility reserves, and a staff all-too-ready to violate the law and City policy in the name of advancing their careers.  The end game was simple: special interests and the City wins and the average taxpayer and ratepayer would be left looking for the license plate of the vehicle that hit them.

Forward, Council Member Andy Melendrez started selling Riverside Soccer Complex idea to the community.  Then, we get a new Community Development Director (CDD), Al Zelinka, who starts planning for a beautiful new soccer stadium with all the bells and whistles.  The CDD spends about a year and a half putting this project together. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, goes into planning, designing and developing this stadium.

The City then selected two main development teams to bid for this project. The Council is ready to hear the proposals from both teams.  The Council Chamber is full that afternoon with developers, architects, contractors, money men, and probably a couple of other scoundrels.  Every one of them is dressed in their Sunday Best.  The “Big” names of Riverside elitist were sitting there: Yeager, Tavaglione, Rubin, Singletary, Hunt… all ready, willing, and able to cash in on the tax payer, as in this PE Article on the Soccer Complex back in September 2012.

We had repeatedly advised the Council and the City that this deal could not and should not go forward.  But nobody wanted to listen as our elects were salivating over each other and their proposed plans for futbol-for-all was within arms reach. THEN……… EVERYTHING FELL APART RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES.  WE WERE RIGHT, THEY WERE WRONG!  The charade was turning into a legal liability nightmare for the City, the integrity of Al Zelinka was in question, and the Council looked foolish.  In the end, nothing was ever done with the property UNTIL….2013-2014.

There was the unforeseeable problem for the City regarding these Northside properties, again we tried to tell them.  Problem was that the Northside properties didn’t belong to or were owned by the City.  Those properties were once owned by our Water Fund; that were sold to the Redevelopment Agency, General Fund and Electric Funds; a portion of which were subsequently given to the General Fund; all financed by the Sewer and Electric Funds; and with one property sold back to the Water Fund.  Did you get all that?  We may have missed a transaction or two, but what Council and the City failed to understand was that the properties were all tied up in the dissolution of Redevelopment!

Everyone was upset. The selected teams of developers had huge money invested in drawings and plans for the development to present to the Council.  The soccer stadium died a slow, painful, very public death that day. . . and the City’s response due to their embarrassment was to initiate another audit.  Yep, let’s get to the bottom of this, with another audit, to attempt to appease the angry natives.

City hires Baker Tilly to do the audit on the Northside.  An audit within an audit — that is what the accountants call it.  Mr. Hissom from Baker Tilley starts his comments by saying this site has already been audited by many financial firms and they had been done appropriately by some very highly quality firms.  BUT… They were more than happy to take this task on again and perform another audit.  Hey, if you could get a paycheck for work already done, would you turn it down?

So, what did this audit accomplish? NOTHING!! After all the hoopla, this property at the time, was remained in the hands of RDA (Redevelopment Agency) or the Department of Finance for the State of California.

HERE’S OUR ORIGINAL TMC STORY: 02.9.2016: CITY OF RIVERSIDE: AUDITING FIRM, BAKER TILLY, GIVES RIVERSIDE A C- ON NORTHSIDE PROPERTIES TRANSACTIONS

COUNCILMAN ANDY MELENDREZ’S SANCTUARY CITY DEBACLE:

Councilman Andy Melendrez’s attempt to re-brand the City of Riverside as a “Sanctuary City” appeared to be part of his hidden agenda according to many in the community and not brought forward prominently as part of a City Council discussion way back on August 26, 2014.  As a result, a formal Code of Ethics and Conduct complaint was filed by Fontana Council candidate Tressy Capps, specifically against Melendrez’s assertion that their would be no “fiscal impact” in the adoption of this resolution, as stated in the City Council Memorandum.  The following is the filed complaint by Tressy Capps.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED BY CAPPS

The following is the City Council Memorandum stating that there would be no “fiscal impact” with the adoption of this humanitarian resolution.  Really now Andy!  TMC knows that the policy gets set first: then the “ask” (cha-ching) comes later.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM

What was more concerning was that this item/resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar, in what could be seen as a way to sneak a real issue of community concern by the public, by not bringing it allowing discussion from differing viewpoints.  Instead, it was removed from the consent calendar for discussion and eventually shot down after a huge waste of time that only divided the community.  This kind of pandering political play makes Andy untrustworthy to many in his own Ward.  The resolution provides no clarity towards whether the term “immigrants,” applies to those here legally or illegally, and we would guess that’s intentional.  Because if they were in the country legally, we surmise there would be reason to have a resolution to protect immigrants.  Problem: Melendrez said one thing at the forefront, but stated another in the fine print as seen in the resolution.  We provide the resolution below:

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE MELENDREZ HUMANITARIAN RESOLUTION

Capps states that this resolution directly violates specifically page 4, item #6 of the Code of Ethics and Conduct for Elected Officials.  She cited the item, “they will seek to insure that information provided by the city government to the public is accurate and clear.”  Where is former City Attorney Greg Priamos when we need him to pick the nits?  Oh Hell, he would just make matters worse.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT (CLICK IMAGES ABOVE TO ENLARGE)

Many in the community feel this resolution advocates breaking Federal law.  It appears that Melendez in that case would not only be advocating violating the law, he is also offering that it would be ok for the City of Riverside to accept those who have entered the country illegally.  TMC feels this would be done without consideration of those in his community who are legal, and need help, such as are veterans, homeless, residents struggling financially to make ends meet, etc.  On the other hand, proponents state that we need to ensure that the security, protection and needs of illegal or undocumented children are addressed on a humanitarian level, which appears we would agree with…from a Federal level.  Many cities have adopted similar resolutions, even some states, but we at TMC ask what the fallout will be when you’re in conflict Federal laws.  Our guess is, watching what is transpiring in DC at the moments, the consequences will affect the general public of these “sanctuaries” negatively.

Illegal immigration cost the American taxpayer $84 billion a year. $2,724.00 per household in California alone. To say that there is no fiscal impact, I don’t know how you can justify that?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

With the community inundated with flyers from the City of Riverside Mayors Race 2020, we thought we’d look at one in particular from candidate Patricia Lock Dawson, who takes the award for “Best Photoshop of the Decade” (the decade being 60 days old).  If you used our products Patti, you’d actually still look like this!

Will the real Patricia Lock Dawson please stand up?

  

THE COMPLETE CHARTER INTERVIEW WITH BRAD POMERANCE AND RUSD TRUSTEE PATRICIA LOCK-DAWSON FROM 2016:

THE SCORES FROM RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT:

   

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

 

The Truth About Measure O: What you didn’t vote for, The Measure that will hit you in the face as a taxpayer with a ton of bricks in the coming years!

While the taxpayers are being brought forward with another educational bond with reference to Measure A, the College Repair Bond, we’d like to inform residents about a less debated measure that was on the ballot in 2016 that you passed: Measure O, a $392 million school facilities bond for our local K-12, Riverside Unified School District.  Measure O was to “upgrade and repair aging Riverside schools” according to RUSD’s own propaganda as stated in their flyers (below):

      

  click on image to view flyer                click on image to view RUSD Resolution

This resolution known as Measure O when placed before voters explained it was to upgrade, repair, expand, improve, and better equip classrooms, school buildings, and infrastructure. (image of resolution above).

click to enlarge and read Superintendent’s letter

Incredibly, the Superintendent’s letter to Measure O supporters immediately after its passage read, “Riverside residents are ready to invest in safer, modernized, and updated schools.”  Trustee Tom Hunt would say, “we know the priorities have to be the temporary classrooms have to be replaced with permanent classrooms,”

In an October 22, 2016 article in the Press Enterprise, RUSD Board President Tom Hunt stated, “In placing Measure O on the ballot, school district trustees decided not to provide a detailed list of proposed improvements at each school.  Officials didn’t want to make promises they may have to break later if work becomes more expensive or for other reasons.

District voters last passed a bond in 2001. The $175 million from Measure B funded nine new schools and nearly 40 major improvement projects. The money has run out, though property owners in the district are still paying off the bonds.

One thing was abundantly clear, Measure O was about fixing the problems at Riverside’s existing schools.  Flash forward to 2020: 4 news schools (STEM High School at UCR, $65 million; 3 neighborhood school estimated at $100 million total; and a new $5 million parking lot at King H.S.) are now on an expedited “expanded project list”.  Only one of these projects was listed in Measure O’s list of projects shown to the voters (2016 Long Range Master Facilities Plan, and that was for a STEM high school to be located on the grounds of the existing STEM Academy on Mt. Vernon Ave, NOT on the UCR campus).

The other projects were introduced in the Summer of 2018 (you will find no mention of them in RUSD’s report to its Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee as late as April 2018). That’s right: $170 million (of the $392 million guaranteed by local taxpayers through property assessments) is currently being prioritized and directed to school’s, etc. that you never voted for.

In a September 2, 2019 Press Enterprise article, Community Tax Advocate Jason Hunter voiced his concerns to the press, as a member of the Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, in letters to the District, and at Board meetings themselves from the podium. The District’s response? To hide behind two shaky legal opinions they bought and hope the community isn’t paying attention until it’s too late. This was a classic bait & switch, and after exposed, your elected Trustees and their henchmen are in full cover-up mode. They will spend your money on four new schools in a period where they have lost 1,700 students in the past 5 years, and 1,000 in the past 2.

Below is the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meeting that was held on September 9, 2019.  Why would Committee Member Tina Grande-Field berate committee members as if they don’t know what they are doing?  The original RUSD Measure O Resolution No. 2015.16-56 regarding spending calls for specifics on spending, but when confronted with those facts, she responds as such, and even threatens to leave so as to end the meeting for a lack of quorum!  Was she placed there for a nefarious purpose?  Taxpayers who are afraid to be named for whatever reason, who have contacted me through are email system, are asking if the “fix is in”.  Is this business as usual for RUSD?  Are these “independent citizens’ oversight” meetings being stacked with members favorable to those on the RSUD Board, who have a set agenda to divert funds to pet projects for political gain?  Folks, make no mistake what you see here, is what you will see if you vote for Measure A: no accountability.  The deck is stacked against you by the very elitist status quo who wish to feed on the taxpayer gravy train.

So who is Tina Grand-Field who vehemently attempted to shut down the debate?  The gal who doesn’t like to be looked at according to the video.  For one, she is Assistant Director of Purchasing for the County of Riverside.  Others in our community who pay taxes wonder if she needs a mental evaluation?  According to transparent California she makes $156, 977.14 a year, taking your money.  Her husband Rob Field, also works for the County of Riverside.  His brother John is former Chief of Staff for Supervisor John Tavaglione.  Currently he is the Director of Land Acquisition for the County of Riverside.  Now that we’ve heard her in this video in action, we have to ask the question if she is spending our monies right, or do elitist public workers answer to a higher source?

Down the road, they will spend your money on a high school for the elite in the community, instead of putting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every high school.  Did you know the District plans on giving 130 slots at STEM Academy/High School to children of UCR faculty who may not even live in the District and pay the accompanying property taxes? 

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They will build 3 neighborhood schools, including one that’s a subsidy for a developer, Spring Mountain Ranch, this while many of our kids sit in portables they promised you they’d replace. Incidentally, up in Spring Mountain Ranch, the developer get to advertise low taxes, because RUSD agreed to shift the cost of a new elementary for the housing development, over to all the taxpayers in the district.  Yep that was what they did!

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Most likely dozens of existing schools will see their funding almost completely cut to make way for the Board’s new priorities.  Thought you were getting technology or security upgrades or a repaired roof at your child’s school? Probably not. And of course all of these new schools will need new teachers, administrators, and annual maintenance. And how will that get paid for? By poaching from surrounding areas through a scheme called District-of-Choice. That’s right! your property taxes will be going to construct new schools for kids of parents who DO NOT PAY these property taxes.  To boot, RUSD will be leasing the property from UCR

In fact, last year on May 7, 2019, the District paid a consulting firm a crushing $400,000 to market RUSD to neighboring regions, money that could’ve been spent on our kids.  Further, why would they feel the need to advertise, especially after asking for the Measure O Bond?

What’s going on at RUSD is a disgrace. What will you do? The trustees are Kathy Allavie, Tom Hunt, Brent Lee (our rep in the Wood Streets), Patricia Locke-Dawson (who’s running for Mayor), and Angelov Farooq. Their contact info is: 951-788-7135, ext. 80417 kallavie@riversideunified.orgthunt@riversideunified.orgblee@riversideunified.orgpdawson@riversideunified.org afarooq@riversideunified.org  Tell them to fix the problems at our existing schools first, and stop spending money on vanity and pet projects, developer giveaways, and high-priced consultants. These people work for us and sometimes need to be reminded of that fact.  Let’s not forget, since they are so bad at efficiently spending money, they will come back to the tax  payer table and ask them for more!

If you would like to hear more of Tax Advocate Jason Hunter on the Issue of the misuse of Measure O Funds, hit this link. The title is Measure O Bond spending being done correctly?  Does anyone even care?

To boot, don’t get the boot with higher property taxes!  VOTE NO ON MEASURE A!

If you have to live within your means, so shouldn’t they? Thank you for visiting our site!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

January 13, 2020: RRR Meeting (Residents for Responsible Representation) Topic: Riverside Community College District School Bond Measure A, scheduled for a public vote on March 3, 2020.

Remember School Repair Bond Measure O.  That passed, and now assesses approximately $50 per $100K assessed value of your home.  If your home is valued at $400K, you will have an additional $200 added to your annual property taxes.  With Measure O there was a clear and concise spending plan for badly needed school repairs.  Instead, the Trustees are directing the monies to build new schools.  The clincher is that the new schools are being built during a time when schools are experiencing a decrease in enrollment.

If Measure A passes it will do the same: increase your property tax.  If your home is valued at $250K it will be an additional $50;  If your home is valued at $400, you will have an additional $80 added to your property taxes.  We are looking at 2 cents per every $100 of the assessed value of your home.  In addition, with Measure A there is no clear cut spending plan.  On the other hand, Measure O monies are now being illegally diverted to build new schools. which is not what the campaign actually told the taxpayers om 2016.  Who’s in the middle of this?  RUSD School Board Trustee Patricia Lock Dawson, who is also running for Mayor of Riverside, and here are the rest, Trustee’s Kathy Allavie, Tom Hunt, Brent Lee (our representative in the Wood Streets) and Angelov Farooq.

CORRECTION: 02.27.2020: This video, which you can still see by hitting this link, was taken down because we were informed by RUSD School Board Trustee Tom Hunt that at the time this video was taken, the property of former Hawthorne School was sold to a developer.  Under this developer it was allowed to deteriorate and taken over by homeless.  As a result of vandalism and several fires, it was demolished, therefore we stand corrected.  Property was sold by RUSD due to issues regarding toxins, pollution, noise level and asbestos.  It deemed unsafe for children.  Thank you Mr. Hunt for the correction!

Here is the the City of Riverside Mayors Debate held on February 20, 2020 by Inland Congregations United For Change (ICUC).  Riverside Unified School District board member Patricia Lock Dawson, retired taxi driver Phi Long Tran “JD” Denilofs, retired union steward Rich Gardner, taxi driver Guy A. Harrell, City Councilman Andy Melendrez and personal assistant Acea Stapler attended and answered questioned regarding community issues.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

When looking at the City budget, one can see that the primary expense to the taxpayer is public worker salaries.  Again, considering you have public unions deeply involved with the campaign process while negotiation their member’s contracts, who actually comes out to bat for us, the taxpayer? We all need to ask the question: have cities now become government entities that benefit their workers’ quality of life as opposed to the quality of life of their employers (the taxpayers/constituents)?  Does government exist solely for the purpose of benefiting those directly and indirectly employed by it?

BUDGET 101 FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE

Commentor Karen Renfro made the following opinionated insight based upon on her analytical perspective of the relationship between the City of Riverside government and public employees on the Nextdoor website.  Many in the community who are voiceless feel the same way, despite propaganda spewed by the City.

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Back on February 22, 2018, the Budget Engagement Commission members were perplexed by the need for almost 50% of Measure-Z Sales Tax Money going to help a shortfall im pension obligations.

From Measure Z, $13 million was to be transferred to the General Fund: the Chief Financial Officer and City Manager are asking for $5 million of that $13 million to cover anticipated shortfalls due to unfunded unsustainable pension liabilities.

We also refer to an opinion piece in the Daily Bulletin by Sal Rodriquez.  The following are excerpts, you can read the whole article by hitting this hyperlink.  There is simply no question in my mind that local government has been hijacked and those responsible have created a financial abyss for the taxpayers.  It’s a scheme that benefits no one but themselves and with the illusion that it directly benefits their members and taxpayers.  Onward with Sal Rodriquez’s excerpts:

“Public employee unions exist to advocate for their members, often campaigning for policies at odds with the best interests of the general public. The so-called public safety unions are in a unique position.  Representing some of the most esteemed and highest paid of government employees, they have lots of money to dole out and are more than comfortable exaggerating threats to public safety if it helps their cause.”

“Cases in point: ballot initiatives in Hemet, Riverside and San Bernardino tainted by undue influence from public safety unions.”

“In Riverside, the city, which last year was boasting about a $1 million surplus and felt so good it decided to give police officers a $4 million raise the city hadn’t actually budgeted for, has put on the November ballot a one-percent sales tax. Expected to raise about $50 million a year, Measure Z is touted as necessary for the future of Riverside.”

“With a name like “City of Riverside Public Safety and Vital City Services Measure,” it certainly sounds important. Of course, if passed Measure Z revenues can be spent however the council likes and there are no guarantees about how the money will be spent, with one notable exception.  On Tuesday, the City Council approved a contract with the city’s police union which, among other things, will give police officers a bigger raise if voters approve a tax increase. It’s quite the incentive.”

“According to recent filings, the police union has already contributed $12,500 to the Measure Z campaign. Firefighters union president Tim Strack told The Press-Enterprise that he already had $100,000 in commitments for the campaign. Behind any talk of the need for more money for “public safety,” is really just a desire for bigger raises and budgets.”

Even, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) had something to say about the conflict of public worker unions and doing the work of the people in this in a letter:

“All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.”

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com