CITY OF RIVERSIDE: WHAT DOES THE FOX AND PANTHER HAVE IN COMMON? ARE THEY BOTH RUNNING AMUCK?

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

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The City of Riverside pays approximately $80 million dollars during redevelopment for the Fox Theater, and we are now giving it away!  These tickets were found in a box in front of a store on Main Street.  The box said to “take one.”  When counted there were 44 tickets.  What’s egregious, is that some people paid for the event while others don’t.  Was this a last ditch attempt to fill empty seats?

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According to the PE, the Fox launched the Pink Panther Festival to begin August 22, 2014 with ticket prices to begin at $7 and up.  These just state to redeem voucher for a ticket, I would suspect at the ticket counter.

Live Nation runs the entertainment and show schedule for the Fox Theatre, incidently, Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s childhood friend, Paul McGuigan works for Live Nation according to the Press Enterprise.  The McGuigan Family even lived with the Bailey family for two months when they were young!  Bailey has been friends with Paul McGuigan, who works for Live Nation, since the fifth grade.  That’s a familial close tie.  According to the Press Enterprise the two (Bailey and McGuigan) attentded school and church together from fifth through 12th grades as attested per Bailey.

The McGuigan family lived with the Bailey family for two months when the McGuigans first moved from England for McGuigan’s father to become pastor of Calgary Presbyterian Church, which the Baileys attended. The families remain friends, Bailey said.

Bailey said he had asked McGuigan if Live Nation would be interested in running the Fox. (He also asked that applications be sent to other big-time operators including AEG, Bailey said.)

But after that, he stepped away, he said. “I didn’t want anybody to think there was any undue influence.”  I see Mr. Bailey, that was justifiably good of you.

“This is an exacting opportunity for the City of Riverside,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said., “this contact will provide Riverside with a world-class entertainment provider to match are world-class facilities.”  We at TMC were not aware or anybody in the City of Riverside that Riverside had “world class facilities.”  Did Mayor Bailey give this paid gig to Live Nation because he grew up with one of the officials Live Nation, Paul McGuigan?

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The City continues to be in the business of government entertainment, even though the Fox Theatres continues to operate in the black at over $1 million a year.

No matter which way you look at it, handing out tickets is a “Gift of Public Funds.”  This would have been a decision the City would have had to make.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  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 TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

Comments
  1. MarkSr says:

    A similar thing happened to a group of friends and me at a local eatery. After our meal, they offered to us, then doled out six vouchers, each good for TWO tickets each, to one of the tribute band performances at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. The establishment said that the vouchers were just given to them. I was appalled! Apparently, our city is using our tax dollars to buy up tickets so that they can justify these events based on “positive tickets sales”.

    On the one hand, I was happy to receive, and use, the “FREE” tickets, but I felt bad for the people who actually PAID for theirs. I actually felt like I was getting a little bit of return from my taxes :-/

  2. airjackie says:

    No surprise as this is common but not reported only people talking about how jobs and favors are given. Brad Hudson ruled and yes favors from the ladies or family members. Until citizens demand honest change it will continue. Voters have known FOX is draining taxpayers and now friends paid. Many more secret deals will be coming out and once the State starts their investigation all will be exposed and notice how the former Mayor is silent.

  3. FYI. Found this latest of Zellerbach. He is being sued by Deputy District Attorney employee. In today’s Courthouse News:

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) – The Riverside County District Attorney unconstitutionally threatened and retaliated against a deputy district attorney for his work with the deputy district attorneys’ union, a longtime prosecutor and the union claim in court.
    John Aki and the Riverside County Deputy District Attorneys Association sued, Riverside County, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, and District Attorney Paul Zellerbach, on Sept. 4 in Superior Court.
    Aki has been a deputy district attorney for the county since 1988. He has been a member and/or president of the Deputy District Attorneys Association since then, he says in the lawsuit. Aki says the District Attorney’s Office has named him its Prosecutor of the Year five times, and was a National Capital Litigation trial lawyer of the year.
    He claims that “significant labor relations controversies arose between Zellerbach and Aki as president and/or member of the Board of Directors of the plaintiff Riverside County Deputy District Attorneys Association, including but not limited to litigation concerning Zellerbach’s intention to terminate approximately 10 recently hired Deputy District Attorneys and replace them with new employees selected by Zellerbach, controversy respecting Zellerbach’s intended hiring as a Deputy District Attorney of a political supporter who was alleged(ly) involved in prosecutorial/unethical misconduct during his former employment in another District Attorney’s office, and Association grievances filed against the Riverside District Attorney’s Office regarding computer-camera surveillance capabilities within the workplace and invasion of privacy of nursing female Deputy District Attorneys.”
    Aki claims that Zellerbach began retaliating against him, illegally, when Aki supported Deputy District Attorney Mike Hestrin’s candidacy for the office Zellerbach holds. Hestrin announced his candidacy in March 2013.
    http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/09/08/71150.htm

    • thirtymiles says:

      Thanks again for your post justice league, I really believe this is important information that needs to be posted, I unfortunately feel, as many, that the PE is doing their job as the “Fourth Branch” of government in doing their job of reporting real issues which effect the taxpayer. I know that John Aki is a straight up guy and hope the best in his law suit. What he states is correct and part of the cancer that continues to fester in the DA’s office.

  4. P.S. Found the lawsuit against Zellerbach. Here is it is:
    http://palm.mydesert.com/misc/AkiZellerbachlawsuit.pdf

    Hat tip to The Desert Sun. They have the lawsuit on their newspaper:
    http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/08/paul-zellerbach-mike-hestrin-lawsuit/15317809/

    Where is Press Enterprise reporters on this?

    • thirtymiles says:

      Great work justice league! I know who John Aki is and in my estimation he has always been a straight up guy. I wish the best for him in his lawsuit. I will post his lawsuit and details. Thanks again for your insight and information. Agreed..why this news isn’t in the Press Enterprise, I just cannot understand. It may be why they blocked me from commenting, but their are many more who have contacted me complaining about being blocked by the Press Enterprise. Is the Press Enterprise a real newspaper? Or is it bought and paid for as many politicians are? I believe the next posting may have some answers. I look forward to your comments.

  5. Thanks for your comment. I don’t know why PE reporters are not reporting this latest lawsuit against Zellerbach. We all knew of the major problems and lack of morale within the District Attorney offices under Zellerbach. But, this news needs to be reported as the District Attorney offices will need some serious healing and leadership under the new District Attorney elect Mike Hestin. I can’t wait to hear what the outcome of Zellerbach’s probe by the AG Harris. I hope that Mr. Aki gets the justice and compension that it is rightly deserved as Mr. Aki’s civil rights as well as his right to exercise his freedom of political activities off duty of his job were violated by Zellerbach. And for Zellerbach to be a judge on a bench to now a bully, retaliator, and a sore loser in June election, really speaks volumes. As Abraham Lincoln says, “To test a man’s character, give him power.” He certainly has shown his true colors or as the saying goes : you can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig

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