Category Archives: Bad Acts

Powerful Media Silence on HOPE’s Public-Records Monterey-Downs Water-Promise Lawsuit

HOPE filed a simple but powerful Public Records Act Lawsuit on Monday to expose documents of a secret Water deal between Monterey Downs’ Horse gambling racetrack, the Water company – Cal-Am and Monterey County. Afterwards, we dutifully sent out Press … Continue reading

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Water Wars: Pacific Grove Council Votes to be a Water Agency

Pacific Grove City Council voted last night (April 18, 2012) to become a water agency for the Monterey Peninsula and set aside its own issues. (Early in the meeting the Council actually continued 3 important items to the next meeting … Continue reading

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Closed Government: Bunker Mentality Returns to Pacific Grove

Welcome to the Bad ol’ Days of Closed Government with a Bunker Mentality in Pacific Grove. Current Pacific Grove City Manager Tom Frutchey takes every advantage of loopholes in the Open Meeting law (Brown Act) to avoid informing the public … Continue reading

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Pacific Grove Tree Protection Getting Chainsawed – by Bill Kampe and Ken Cuneo

Once upon a time Pacific Grove had a majestic forest canopy that flowed from Monterey Bay to Shining Sea. Squirrels could jump branch to branch from Lover’s Point to Asilomar – and never touch the ground. The forest almost completely … Continue reading

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Bill Kampe’s Fast Food Gets Bad Reviews in Pacific Grove

Attempted Murder of a Good Law: Two people tried to kill Pacific Grove’s law banning Fast Food. Councilman (and Carpetbagger) Bill Kampe1 along with Commerce Chamber head Moe “Strip Mall” Ammar wielded the weapons of mass deception. Kampe put it … Continue reading

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Police Force Smartmeters on Private Property

This is a press release Subject: Press Release – Police Escorted Utility (SCE) Forced Smart Meters on Private Residences (Thursday, 15 Dec 2011) Police and Electric Utility Force SmartMeters on Residences in Violation of Federal Law, U.S. and California Constitution … Continue reading

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Disaster: Fort Ord Cleaup – Military Base’s Ongoing and Potentially Permanent Toxic Cleanup Tragedy

Proposed Resolution – Draft V June 2012 Fort Ord’s Ongoing Toxic Cleanup Tragedy Documented Failures of Fort Ord’s Superfund Cleanup and Request for Legislative Hearings and Action.by California EPA’s Fort Ord Community Advisory Group (FOCAG) Subtitle: “The Dangerous Costs of … Continue reading

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PG&E Breaks Promise and Installs Smartmeter: Assemblyman Monning Gets it Removed

(c) Copyright 2011 Vince Tuminello Back in April I called PG&E to be put on the “Smart Meter Opt-Out Delay list” pending the PUC decision, due this year. Five weeks later PG&E installed a smart meter on my home anyway. … Continue reading

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HOPE Requests Supervisors Rescind/Void All Regional Desal Contracts and Approvals

HOPE sent this letter to Monterey County Thursday June 30, 2011 — County Counsel Monterey County Supervisors Monterey County Water Resources Agency Please Rescind/Void All Regional Water Project Contracts Hello Supervisors, Water Resources Agency Board and County Counsel, Considering the … Continue reading

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The Herald (Royal Calkins) Censored this Witty Letter

Monterey Herald May 22, 2011 Dear Editor: In your Sunday, May 22 Rants & Raves, the Herald’s editorial staff argues that Mark Dierolf and his “tax-hating” pals at Citywatch will “say almost anything to beat a tax measure.” Well, does … Continue reading

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Ed Mitchell’s First Class Research

I’m amazed at the thorough research conducted by Ed Mitchell regarding the meetings MCWRA Director Steve Collins participated in while getting paid to do so as a paid employee of a private corporation. Ed’s commentary is at http://1hope.org/hopeblog/commentary-collins-investigation/.

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Commentary: Collins Investigation Should Catch Other Officials

(c) Copyright 2011 Ed Mitchell I believe I was the first to file a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) sworn complaint against Steve Collins with my May 5, 2011 delivery to the FPPC office in Sacramento, 5 weeks before the … Continue reading

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Water Wars (Regional Desal Corruption): Report on Bad Acts by Steve Collins, Jim Heitzman, Curtis Weeks, RMC and Cal-AM

The report to the County Supervisors about Monterey County Water Resources Agency Director Steve Collins’ Conflicts of Financial Interests was released yesterday.It states “. . . the facts we have discovered to date are extremely troubling.” Some of those troubling … Continue reading

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Regional Desal Implode Begins: Yes, We Warned You

In the mad rush to approve the silly and violently expensive “Regional Desalination” plant in Marina – HOPE warned of the Boondoggle in Waiting. We warned the public through articles, public presentations at City Council meetings and even a special … Continue reading

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New Pebble Beach Project Begins

The new Pebble Beach Company project will be unveiled at a public meeting on April 28, 2011 at the Pebble Beach Community Services District office. (Yes, the gate guards will let you in free to attend the meeting. But if … Continue reading

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PG&E Proposes Insanely Greedy and Vindictive Smartmeter Opt-Out Plan

PG&E reaffirmed their reckless “Corporate Greed Monster” reputation(1) with their Plan to financially gouge people who don’t want ‘Smart’meters. They outraged smartmeter opponents Today by proposing to charge those who prefer not to have the controversial meters $135 to refuse … Continue reading

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PG Golf Clubhouse Liquor License Transfer Rejected

Wednesday evening March 23 the PG Council agreed to have new Restaurant operators run the PG Golf Clubhouse. The City Manager, Tom Frutchey, had proposed an increase in use (50 more seats, hard liquor sales, off-site food catering and outdoor … Continue reading

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Privacy Violation: PG&E’s “Smart”meters Apparently Send Your Data UN-Encrypted !

The job of a Burglar and a Stalker is now easier than ever – thanks to Smartmeters. I just found a revealing section of PG&E’s Public Relations materials (always of dubious factual accuracy) that indicates that your personal data sent … Continue reading

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Vital Privacy Loss: Can Smartmeters Tell Burglars When You are Away?

We need Smart-ER meters (c) Copyright 2011 David Dilworth Would you publish a newspaper ad that lets burglars know when you are going on vacation? Well, that’s essentially what “smart”meters do. Vital Privacy Lost: Smartmeters Broadcast Your Private Information: Smartmeters … Continue reading

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Should We Revoke PG&E’s California Charter ?

What does “Diablo Canyon’s” Nuclear power plant right near the San Andreas and Hosgri faults — have in common with : The San Bruno Pipeline explosion that killed at least 8 people, “Erin Brockovich” finding deadly Chromium 6 groundwater contamination … Continue reading

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Why Has the Monterey Herald Censored a Major Local Water News Story for 9 Years?

The Herald has a long tradition of censoring important opinion: a long list of letters to the editor, commentaries and Op-Eds. That’s bad enough. But I didn’t think it could get worse. Well, I’ve been reading the Herald for several … Continue reading

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PG City Manager Offers Amazing One-sided Access to Highly Politicized Anti-Tree Group

Last evening, March 9, 2011 during public comment of the highly controversial city effort to eviscerate the city’s tree protection law, the Pacific Grove City Manager, Tom Frutchey, told members of the Anti-Tree Group that when he interviewed outside consultants … Continue reading

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Are Illegal Smartmeters causing Fires in California?

California state law seems to require all electric devices hooked into the state electric power grid to have electrical certification. Are Smartmeters Illegal?

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Water Wars: Ron Weitzman’s “Water Plus” has Joined the Dark Side

Monterey County Developers are Dancing in the Streets now that Ron Weitzman’s group “Water Plus” is taking big steps to destroy our Water District. Our Water District, with all of its faults, is the only legal barrier standing between our … Continue reading

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Herald mis-reports “approval” of new Pebble Beach Co. Forest Destruction project.

This is a note sent on January 31, 2011, to the Herald reporter who misreported an “approval” of the new Pebble Beach Company Forest Destruction project. He failed to respond or issue a correction within two weeks. If he ever … Continue reading

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