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  • 00:45

    Courthouse Burnings and Agenda 21

    in Politics Progressive

    My friend, Vinn Howard Beazell, will talk to us tonight about courthouse burnings and how they relate to Agenda21. Call in at 818.572.2947 at 8pmPST on Thur., June 18. After the civil war, courthouses were burned throughout the South. I used to think that was something the Union Army did as punishment, but it was more than that, or why are old court records still being burned? Old court records in Franklin County, NC were deliberately burned after they were discovered a couple of years ago. There were boxes of historic records that the Historic Society was interested in, but instead, police in Franklin County burned them. Could they have been land deeds that we were NOT allowed to know about? I will see you at NNIA1. Vinn is having computer issues, but our guests speak by phone. If for some reason he cannot make it, you and I will talk about something else, OK? 

  • 00:33

    MODESTO BEE SPONSORS WATER SUMMIT

    in News

    Modesto Bee sponsors water Summit


    July 15, 2015   7-9 at the Gallo center


    The forum will be moderated by founder and former president of the Great Valley Center and former Mayor of  Modesto, Carol Whiteside.


    Whiteside left the great Valley Center when Bob Gallo discontinued financing the venture.


    As Mayor of Modesto. she is known for “Curtains up 88” that gave us the convention center and closed 10 Street which created a campus for the then First Baptist Church and cut off downtown Modesto.


    Whitesides credits are many. She was paid $15,000 with M ID money to lobby for the sale of water to San Francisco.


    It would be more informative, if the Bee had Carol Whiteside as a panelist, rather than the moderator.


    The five panelists are Jeff Cowan, Randy Fiorini, Sarge Green, Felicia Marcus, and Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen.


    The panel will engage in a conversation on valley water.


    The panel will bring their facts, viewpoints, and opinions to the discussion.


    In the interest of transparency and qualifications, each panelist should be asked if they went to the microphone during M ID meetings to oppose the sale of our water to San Francisco.


    We already know that the moderator was paid to lobby for the sale.


    We should thank the editors of the Modesto Bee Ken Riddick, Joseph Kieta, and Mike Dunbar.

  • 00:35

    CITY ATTORNEY FIRM OVER CHARGES CITY

    in News

    As a courtesy, we note that on the spreadsheet there is one open matter that involves you (Carmen Sabatino v. City of Modesto, Case No. 620253).  It is our understanding that Meyers Nave successfully defended the City in a lawsuit you filed challenging the City’s conduct related to the Charter amendment to create Council districts.  In the course of litigation, you filed an amended complaint.  The City instructed Meyers Nave to file a motion to strike the amended complaint pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute.  The City prevailed in its anti-SLAPP action, and was awarded all of the attorney’s fees it sought in its motion for attorney’s fees relating to the anti-SLAPP action.  This matter is still open because the City has not received payment.

  • 00:35

    MARSH AND LOPEZ APPROVE ASSESSMENT TAXES

    in News

    Candidates for Mayor, Garrad Marsh and Dave Lopez have voted to give more tax money to some of the same people who were involved in  SCAP and Neighborhood Stabilization Program.


    “Mayor Garrad Marsh said he was pleased with the outcome but said he understands there are those who are not. He said local government is part of downtown and is paying the assessment just like all other property owners within the district.


    The impetus to create the district came out of the Downtown Modesto Partnership – a group of property and business owners, downtown supporters and the city and county – to find a way to improve the city center. Some of those involved in the effort include Gallo Center for the Arts CEO Lynn Dickerson, attorney Dave Gianelli and Ryan Swehla with the commercial real estate firm NAI Benchmark.


    A nonprofit will be formed to manage the community benefit district. Assessments are expected to go out later this year, and the district is expected to provide services in 2016.”

  • Keeping Score With Boppi

    in Sports

    Talk sports right now with Boppi, the old coach from Modesto California and Eddie The Hat, premiere sports handicapper from Southern California. Lively sports discussion on topics from MLB, NFL, NCAA football and basketball, horse racing and other sports topics of interest. Both sports experts will offer lots of insight and free plays for you to get you through the sports weekend! Don't forget to listen each and every weekend for plays and tune in to hear our weekly guests! Call in live or e-mail your questions to customersupport@sportswagers-selections.com we would love to hear from you!

  • 00:35

    SHERIFFAND DA SHOULD DEAL WITH REAL CRIME

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    To Office of the Attorney General's Office:


    I am the former Mayor of Modesto and am writing with a sense of urgency.   There is a criminal case taking place in Modesto that I feel should be assigned to your office.  This case involves Defense Attorney Frank Carson.   It also involves police corruption and political corruption. 


    Carson, a local attorney with 30 years experience, had just been assigned as co-prosecutor with the Superior Court Research Attorney to prosecute a local DA Chief Prosecutor (Dave Harris) and DA investigator (Steve Jacobson) for jury tampering, jury intimidation, and lying to a Ca Superior Court Judge (Steffen).   Judge Steffen did a declaration to the court (Judge MacFadden) that Chief Prosecutor Dave Harris lied to him when questioned about the jury tampering incident involving his subordinate Steve Jacobson.   


    Just before this case was to go to court, Jacobson, Harris, a group of  DA investigators, the local Sheriff's Department, and other local agencies wrote an warrant affidavit for murder against Carson - delaying their own criminal prosecution.  These investigators drove 1.5 hours south to Madera County to get this warrant signed by a Superior Court Judge.  


    It appears that Carson is being railroaded as a result of being the whistleblower who exposed corruption in the Stanislaus County District Attorney's office.


     

  • 00:31

    Keeping Score With Boppi

    in Sports

    Talk sports right now with Boppi, the old coach from Modesto California and Eddie The Hat, premiere sports handicapper from Southern California. Lively sports discussion on topics from MLB, NFL, NCAA football and basketball, horse racing and other sports topics of interest. Both sports experts will offer lots of insight and free plays for you to get you through the sports weekend! Don't forget to listen each and every weekend for plays and tune in to hear our weekly guests! Call in live or e-mail your questions to customersupport@sportswagers-selections.com we would love to hear from you!

  • 00:35

    COUNTY HAD TO ARREST CARSON TO PROTECT HARRIS AND JACOBSON

    in News

    Carson, a local attorney with 30 years experience, had just been assigned as co-prosecutor with the Superior Court Research Attorney to prosecute a local DA Chief Prosecutor (Dave Harris) and DA investigator (Steve Jacobson) for jury tampering, jury intimidation, and lying to a  Superior Court Judge (Steffen).   Judge Steffen did a declaration to the court (Judge MacFadden) that Chief Prosecutor Dave Harris lied to him when questioned about the jury tampering incident involving his subordinate Steve Jacobson.   


    Just before this case was to go to court, Jacobson, Harris, a group of  DA investigators, the local Sheriff's Department, and other local agencies wrote a warrant affidavit for murder against Carson - delaying their own criminal prosecution.  These investigators drove 1.5 hours south to Madera County to get this warrant signed by a Superior Court Judge.  


    It appears that Carson is being railroaded as a result of being the whistleblower who exposed corruption in the Stanislaus County District Attorney's office.


    A civil case filed by Carson against Stanislaus County and DA investigator Jacobson for an assault on Carson by Jacobson in the courthouse has also been put on hold.

  • 00:34

    Modesto Chamber of Commerce uses economic discrimination for political power

    in News

    The Modesto Chamber of Commerce has used economic discrimination for political power.


    It wasn’t long ago that there was a debate about the role of the Chamber of Commerce in Modesto.


    There were those who felt that the chamber should certainly involve itself in any issue that would bring business development to the city, but that it should stay clear of endorsing candidates.


    With the arrival of land-use attorney George Petrulakis and political consultant, the issue was settled that the chamber should be a political organization9


     

  • 01:05

    Property Rights and Wrongs with Judy G. Russell

    in History

     Property Rights and Wrongs: African-Americans at the Courthouse with The Legal Genealogist


    From being treated as property to having their property stolen by those who used the law against the freedmen, African Americans' experience at the courthouse had only one bright spot: it created records for the genealogist-descendants.


    A Certified Genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell examines the interplay between genealogy and the law. She is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a variety of issues, ranging from using DNA in family history to the effect the law had on our ancestors’ lives and the records they left behind.


    A graduate of George Washington University and Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Judy is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side. She's a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and, among others, the state genealogical societies of New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Illinois. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the National Genealogical Society Magazine .

  • 00:30

    CHRISTIANSON FLADAGER DAMAGE COUNTY

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    the DA's office had no choice but to finally arrest attorney Frank Carson and his wife Georgia.


    DA investigator Steve Jacobson and Dist. Atty. Dave Harris face criminal charges of tampering with the jury and withholding exculpatory evidence in the AJ Pontillo trial


    Frank Carson exposed the crimes and was deeply involved in the prosecution.


    .On August 11 a hearing was postponed on the civil lawsuit against Stanislaus County, and DA investigator Steve Jacobson who slapped Carson in the hallway of the courthouse.  On August 14 Frank and Georgia Carson were arrested..