Category Archives: Education

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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Supervisor Potter Promotes Secret Water Deal for Monterey Downs – County Hiding Records

Media Release:  Monday, March 28, 2016 Subject: Supervisor Potter Promotes Secret Water Deal for Monterey Downs – County Hiding Records This morning Helping Our Peninsula’s Environment (HOPE) was forced to file court action to get the County of Monterey to … Continue reading

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Thimerosal Harm and Censorship: Evidence of CDC Malfeasance in Research and Pretending that Vaccine Thimerosal Is Safe

For the past 75 years more than 165 studies have focused on the harm and effects of  Thimerosal, a Mercury based compound, finding many, serious harmful effects.  The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a study finding a “7.6-fold … Continue reading

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Extinction is Truly Forever

(c) Copyright 2005 David Dilworth Some claim that burning fossil fuels is the most devastating damage humans have done to our earth. That’s one opinion, but it is clearly not the longest lasting harm. While burning fossil fuels certainly causes … Continue reading

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Senator Bill Monning Votes to Gut Public Records Law – Will Governor Brown Sign it?

Extremely sneakily the California legislature adopted twin Bills: California Senate Bill 71 and AB 76 which allegedly were about the State Budget. But unknown to the public and the media contain a secret poison pill to gut the law requiring … Continue reading

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Dissolving a Criminal California Corporation in 3 “Easy” Steps

(c) Copyright 2002-2013 David Dilworth “To the extent commerce is ungoverned – commerce governs.” California law (and laws in 48 other states) allows you, an individual citizen and non-lawyer, to dissolve or “DeCharter” any California Corporation which has broken the … Continue reading

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Public Records Access – Model City / County Ordinance / Guidelines

Public Records Access – Model City / County Ordinance or Guidelines (c) Copyright 2005 David Dilworth and HOPE The following language can be adopted by any California city or county or any public agency by simple adding the agency’s name … Continue reading

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Regional Water Project is Officially Dead

Less than two short years after approving the Regional Water project saying it was the only reasonable water solution the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just voted to kill that same “Regional” water project. But its going to cost you.

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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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Astronaut Ed Mitchell, Paul Hawken, John Robbins, Vandana Shiva and Deepak Chopra Denounce Foster Gamble’s film “Thrive”

Radical Libertarian disguised in Environmental Clothing The Santa Cruz Weekly published an expose of Foster Gamble’s “radical libertarian” film “Thrive” which was released last fall. The film includes conversations with Hawken, Robbins, Chopra, Shiva, Mitchell as prominent thinkers. What this … 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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Win: Nerve Gas Methyl Iodide – Yanked from US Market by Manufacturer

Tokyo based Pesticide manufacturer Arysta pulled their Methyl-Iodide nerve gas called “Midas” from the US Market. While nerve gas is illegal to use in warfare, the US-EPA and California’s EPA (Department of Pesticide Regulation) both approved it. The fundamental corruption … 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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Protected: Trees: Magnificent Monterey Pine Destruction Authorized by Carmel City Staff

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Methyl Iodide and Our Community Forum – Thursday, September 29th at Hartnell College in Salinas

Forum– Methyl Iodide and Our Community–Learn the Facts. What: Central Coast Community Forum on Methyl Iodide. Come learn about the State’s most hotly debated strawberry pesticide- Methyl Iodide, and the potential health risks for the Central Coast. Open to the … Continue reading

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Smartmeter Delay – Now has Official Rules

The Calif. Public Utilities Commission President issued a new ruling on Sept. 21 formalizing “Smart”meter delay lists. Now, by September 26, 2011, PG&E’s “Smart”meter installation delay procedures must — 1. Provide information on its website that if a customer currently … 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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Trees: Pacific Grove City Forest Management Plan Meeting Schedule

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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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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Why Smartmeters Need an Environmental Impact Report

The public has raised very serious concerns about PG&E Smartmeters’ fire danger, interference with medical life support equipment, non-thermal radio frequency harm to humans and wildlife, and broadcast of private personal energy use. California state law (California’s Environmental Quality Act … Continue reading

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How to Stop a Project Made Easy: CEQA for Citizens

Ordinary people (who are not lawyers or planners) are rarely aware of how the law requires them to object to a project. If you fail to do it correctly, you lose your right to sue to stop the project. HOPE … Continue reading

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SmartER-meters Solve All the “Smart-meter” Problems

If the continually negligent Public Utilities Commission (they are jointly responsible with PG&E for the San Bruno fireball that killed 14 people: 8 known dead and 6 still missing in March 2012) had prepared an Environmental Impact Report for 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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“Smart”meter Myths

The number of false “facts” about the so-called “smart’meters is growing at an alarming rate. The “fish stories” are primarily spread by PG&E. This article intends to help clarify the factual basis of those topics we feel are most important. … Continue reading

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