CITY OF RIVERSIDE: AG PARK: WILL WE BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN THE BIG ONE?

Posted: March 21, 2017 in Uncategorized
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We need to thank Vivian Moreno, Dvonne Pitruzzello and Errol Koschewitz for this one!  What happened to Penny Newman and AG Park? Many in the AG Park community are asking the question did she take the money and run as she allegedly did in Wildomar? She’s also getting sued for not returning AG Park documents.  Newman has been seen with Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Cindy Roth; the wife of Congressman Roth, also known around town as the “Generalissimo.”  Don’t get me wrong, Newman did good things with the famous “String fellow Contamination” issue, but monies allocated to a non-profit set up for AG Park resident Marilyn Whitney, were diverted to Penny Newman’s Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice.  What was that about, TMC is attempting to find that answer.  The questions continue to rise as to why nothing has been getting done for this small community in Ward 7.  Will the City of Riverside be able to sustain the ‘Big One?’ referring to AG Park…it may financially bankrupt the City.  Not to mention the current Public Utilities law suits, and the many more which will be filed in the next coming months.

Just in, today there will be a meeting with reference to AG Park.  Their will be speakers from the law firms of Kennedy and Associates; and the Girardi/Keese Law Firm (Erin Brokovich Firm).  If you can make it, it’s TODAY, March 21 at 6:30pm at Norte Vista High School.

The Community of Ward 7 has been suffering with this since the alleged cover up by Riverside City Officials, for more than 10 years.  As TMC is now understanding, there may be people going to jail for this debacle, and rightly so!

By the way Fire and Public Safety, you thought you had the ‘gravy train’ because of Measure Z… Well, Kiss that good bye!  You may be right back where you started from.

I guess if former City Attorney Greg Priamos was around he be telling the opposition the same, “I don’t think you know who you are dealing with..”  But, LOL, we do, the City of Riverside!

UPDATE: 03.21.2017: 10:00PM: TMC has been told that no one from the City of Riverside was present at this meeting, not even Ward 7 Councilman John Burnard.  Channel 11 Fox News was present, and full house was present.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “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 TWO 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

Comments
  1. John T Reyes says:

    Keeping the faith and we thank you for everything you’ve done for the AG Park Family

  2. alysia a webb says:

    The meeting was attended by about 100 members of the community. Sadly, the Councilman for Ward 7 was not present, nor any representatives from City Council or the City. But that is okay the people have spoke for the last decade and they are now speaking louder and in greater numbers. Our voices WILL be heard! We are not going away!!

  3. It really doesn’t matter if the City of Riverside showed. They are going to do what they always have done, ignore the issue at hand. They can run, they can hide but the people and the law will find them! – Javier Moreno

  4. Scott Simpson says:

    The second article about Fairmont Park Fish containing high levels of PCBs was in the P.E. last Saturday. Yes, Lake Evans is contaminated with PCBs and heavy metals and moving up the food chain into the top predator fish species. Just east of Market St. are two likely sources, an old landfill and a former electrical transformer repair facility on the bluff above the park. The city pumps well water to fill the lake and of course Spring brook wash enters the Golf Course and lake too bringing storm water to the lake. Alark Hard Chrome, a current NPL site managed by USEPA is right there too. All located between Main St on the east and Market St. on the West bluff above the park. The PE printed the story to warn people not to eat the catfish from the lake. The Cal EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued a warning. The fish are contaminated and may pose a health risk if eaten. The concern is heavy metals and PCBs are high in the fish caught there.
    The City and DTSC are saying that PCBs at Ag Park and presumably Lake Evans don’t cause cancer. Well, they left out the important info for people living in PCB contaminated homes and eating fish from Lake Evans. The general scientific opinion on PCBs is that they are a weak initiator of cancer. However, other published scientific articles also say, that PCBs are strong accelerators of cancer!. The PCBs apparently act as a stimulator to a cancerous cells causing rapid growth and reproduction of these cells. It is analogous to “pouring gasoline on a fire” with cancer being the fire. Some PCBs are more dangerous than others. When PCBs were used in industrial processess involving high temperatures, another compound is created. It is called DIOXIN. There are several variations of Dioxins and nearly all of them are recognized as very poisonous and very strong initiators of Cancer. The City and DTSC are reluctant to talk about Dioxin yet the sources of the PCBs at Ag Park and Lake Evans likely produced Dioxins as well.
    The City won’t test for Dioxin at these sites.
    How clean is clean. That has been the question seeking an answer since the statutes were written in 1975. The City wants to spend as little money on the cleanup of Ag Park as Possible. That means leaving as much of the contamination in place as possible and building homes on top of Ag Park. That is the plan being carried out. Build 100-135 homes on contaminated land so those families can live the Toxic Life. The other insantiy of this plan is, Ag Park sits on the bank of the Santa Ana River. That river is the drinking water for most of Orange County. Why are we doing this?? The answer is money. It has always been about money and not public health or the environment. The city makes money from the sale of the Ag Park to the developer and the City gets a new high tax basis for the houses that will be built. Its a win-win for the City. The people get a host of diseases from the exposure to PCBs and cancer from the Dioxins. Remember who was Mayor in the 90’s when this all started.

  5. Scott, thanks for chiming in this issue, hope you are well, good to hear from you! For those that do not know Scott Simpson, Simpson was the former Chief of Enforcement for the California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, and also worked for the Department of Food and Agriculture in their Environmental Hazards Assessment Program specializing in ground water contamination. Incidentally, was also retaliated against by the City of Riverside, as I was. Many people do not know who I am, I carry a Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from U.S.C., a Pre-Medical B.S. degree from Loyola Marymount University and I’ve taken two years of additional courses at C.S.U.L.A. for Infectious Bacteriology. – Best, Javier Moreno

  6. Tim Little says:

    Dear Editor,
    Thank you for your ongoing coverage of the serious environmental health threats in Ag Park. However, your March 21 post contained some inaccuracies. In 2016, as part of a public, competitive, open application process, Ag Park Families applied for funding from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, and the Rose Foundation extended a grant contract to Ag Park Families. However, shortly after extending the grant contract, the Rose Foundation became aware of significant organizational changes at Ag Park Families which required that a new proposal be submitted which reflected these changes. The funds were not diverted to the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice or any other organization. They remain with the Rose Foundation, and the Rose Foundation encourages community-based funding proposals from Ag Park Families and any other local organizations in the Riverside area conducting projects related to the protection of the Santa Ana River watershed. These funds are being disbursed thought the Rose Foundation’s California Watershed Protection Fund. The next deadline for submitting Letters of Inquiry is August 15, 2017. Full information about how to apply is here: https://rosefdn.org/california-watershed-protection-fund. Thank you for letting your readers know about this funding opportunity.

    Tim Little, Executive Director, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

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