Monthly Archives: October 2020

San Mateo Residents, Yes on Y, No on R.

By Michael G. Stogner

Just another example of ‘Those Who Matter” Special treatment for Bohannon is the norm in San Mateo County. Any reasonable person would see the Conflict of Interest here. Bohannon, the main supporter of Measure R and the owner of Hillsdale Shopping Center placing an Early Mobile Vote Center there how convenient. I would think even Mark Church or San Mateo City Council would know this is wrong and a very bad idea.

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San Mateo County Election Day is six days away.

By Michael G. Stogner

The Election is Six days away, no matter what the SMDJ tells you. Today’s article “Slightly less than 2 weeks away.”

The Great news is Mail-in Ballots by far the safest way to vote in a Pandemic will be counted if received up to 17 days after November 3, 2020. That means received by November 20, 2020. That is very different than some states.

Mail-in ballots must be signed, dated and postmarked by Election Day, and they must be received by the county elections office no later than 17 days after Election Day. Once sent, mail-in ballots can be tracked via https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.

San Mateo has 504,473 eligible voters in this election.

Vote by Mail Ballots received: 205,929
Vote Center Ballots received: 5,913​​

I mailed my ballot in on October 3, 2020 over the last 3 months first class letters have taken up to 12 days from SMC to Monterey County.

Vote it’s Important

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Sheriff Carlos Bolanos Releases some Booking Photos.

By Michael G. Stogner

I first reported that Redwood City Police Officers Arrested San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Louis Aquino for DUI right after he left the Deputy Sheriff Association DSA Bar and crashed a Jeep into a tree.

San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Lou Aquino Arrested

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and his PIO refused to provide the Booking photo. Several requests were made.

Adam Alberti Editor of ClimateRWC Important story with Booking Photos

It has a really cool picture of a Sheriff Patrol Vehicle and 2 Booking Photos. Why were they released and not Sgt. Lou Aquino’s?

Google San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Louis Aquino Arrested for DUI and see how many of the print media reported it and what dates their articles came out.

All Booking Photos should be available to the media and public.

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X 49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life for rape conviction

Dana Stubblefield

By Michael G. Stogner

Yesterday in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County he was sentenced, Last July the jury found Stubblefield guilty of rape by force, oral copulation by force and false imprisonment and acquitted him of raping a person incapable of giving consent. Jurors also determined that Stubblefield used a gun during the 2015 assault, prosecutors said.

“ ’No’ meant nothing to this defendant. Based on his status, I think he was never held accountable for prior criminal behavior,” Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerney said in a statement Thursday. “Today, he was properly held accountable.”

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Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos couldn’t say Chinedu V. Okobi’s name.

By Michael G. Stogner

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

Chinedu V. Okobi is San Mateo County’s George Floyd.

October 19, 2020 there was a Zoom Meeting that was hosted by two Councilmembers of the Town of Portola Valley.

San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos was just one of the panelists.

Most of the panelists mentioned George Floyd’s name who I think any reasonable person who watched the video of him being murdered by a Police Officer would want that to stop. But most did not mention San Mateo County’s Chinedu V. Okobi who was killed by Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018 on El Camino Real, Millbrae/San Bruno.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos mentioned George Floyd Tragedy, not Homicide by police. He then mentioned “A Tragic Incident in Millbrae. Tasers ” No mention of Chinedu V. Okobi the 36 year old Father of a daughter, A Moorehouse Graduate, minding his own business simply walking while black on the sidewalk at 1PM in the afternoon. No 911 call, No Crime committed, No Guns, No Drugs etc. He was Tased 7 times, struct with extended baton, dogpiled by Six Sheriff Employees and finally sprayed in the face with O.C. Spray by the CSO Employee who was left out of the Sheriff’s and District Attorneys Press Release.

No mention of CSO Joesph Gonzales
Multiple False Statements
by Sheriff Carlos Bolanos

Sheriff Bolanos went on to say “I don’t believe that individual was killed by Taser.” That individuals name he is referring to is Chinedu V. Okobi, he can’t say it. He doesn’t mention the O.C. Spray to the face at close range after being tased 7 times, and dogpiled by Six.

Sheriff Bolanos went on to say that “AED’s are now in all Sheriff Patrol Vehicles.” I say so what, if you don’t use the AED what difference does it make how many you have. Sheriff Bolanos knows that his Six Employees didn’t provide any life saving measures for the next 8 minutes to Chinedu V. Okobi after he was handcuffed and sat up with his head slumped forward assuring his death. An AED was ONSCENE and not used.

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe provided a highly edited and captioned video 5 months after the Homicide, which provides NO Evidence of Life Saving Measures being provided to Chinedu Okobi. When the EMT finally got to Okobi he was flatlined, they provided Chest compressions for another 8 minutes while he was handcuffed behind his back, they only took off handcuffs to put his dead body on the gurney. Sheriff Bolanos knows all of this.

Here is the Video you will notice no mention of the SIXTH Sheriff Employee. Remember “Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.”

SMCDA Video

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Portola Valley Zoom Meeting tonight.

By Michael G. Stogner

What has changed since Yanira Serrano Garcia was Killed by a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him getting out of his patrol vehicle. After he shot and killed her he was found with the knife in his hand. That is Tampering with Evidence. That was a non emergency medical call.

Chinedu V. Okobi is San Mateo County’s George Floyd

What has changed since Six not Five San Mateo County Sheriff Employees killed Chinedu V. Okobi, No 911 call, No crime had been committed by Okobi. What happened or didn’t happen during the nine minutes after Chinedu Okobi was handcuffed and sat up on El Camino Real, Millbrae, California was a crime. The video provided by SMCDA Office on March 1, 2019 had Captions “Check his pulse” etc the reality is his pulse was Never checked by the Six not Five Sheriff Employees.

What has changed since Sandra L. Harmon was Killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies May 5, 2020 on Main Street Half Moon Bay. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Steve Wagstaffe told the public there was a Shootout and Sandra Harmon fired First. During the HMBCC Special Meeting held September 15, 2020 at the 27:30 Mark the Eblovi Investigation Presentation about 9 minutes Identified 3 Spent Shell Casing and 2 Bullet holes. The three Shell casings were moved. The moving and relocating 3 shell casings and 2 Bullet holes were ignored by Wagstaffe, That is Tampering with Evidence, It also changes the Entire story that Sheriff Bolanos and Steve Wagstaffe promoted.

The Half Moon Bay City Council voted 5-0 to have The Attorney General of California to conduct an Independent Criminal Investigation in the Homicide of Sandra L. Harmon, The Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office Investigation. That is what changed.

Policing, Race & Justice In The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

  • Date: 10/19/2020 7:00 PM   

A Town Hall Roundtable:

POLICING, RACE & JUSTICE IN THE SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Zoom Webinar

The role of policing in our society lies at the center of our nation’s urgent search for answers to long-standing questions of race and equity. We have enlisted the help of seven San Mateo County professionals to provide their thoughts and experiences on this critical topic. Through a spirited conversation, ever mindful that we must all work together, we hope to emerge with next steps toward a more equitable future.

Please send in your questions to questions@portolavalley.netby Friday, October 16th by 12 PM to be included in the first round of question. Questions during the meeting will be taken from the Q&A tool in Zoom.

Co-hosted by Portola Valley Vice Mayor Maryann Moise Derwin and

Council Member John Richards 

Moderated by Henrietta Burroughs, founder of East Palo Alto Center for Community Media

Panelists: 

·         Kevin Allen, criminal justice attorney in San Mateo County

·         Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

·         Captain Christina Corpus, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

·         Rev Lorrie Owens, President of the NAACP San Mateo Chapter

·         Michael Smith, Adjunct Professor Canada College, Redwood City Planning Commissioner

·         Stephan A. Wagstaffe, San Mateo County District Attorney

Please click the link below to join the Webinar 

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Passcode: 762620

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Or Telephone:

    +1 669 900 6833  or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)

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San Mateo Daily Journal Endorses Adam Eisen for HMB City Council.

By Michael G. Stogner

That is another reason to VOTE for Joaquin Jimenez.

You will recall the San Mateo Daily Journal Endorsed Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos for Sheriff in the 2018. They stated “We believe Sheriff Bolanos.” They went even further to promote a completely fabricated and unsubstantiated claim, “about Carlos G. Bolanos was outside the residence the entire time.”

Approximately 11 years ago, then undersheriff Carlos Bolanos was detained as part of an FBI investigation into a prostitution ring in Clark County, Nevada. Also detained was then sheriff Greg Munks. Although an initial news report located Bolanos in the brothel with Munks, later reports indicated he was outside the entire time.

I have asked Editor Jon Mays to provide me with the later reports he referenced above, he refused to do so. That is because there are no recent reports.

Here is what I know about Joaquin Jimenez, if he was a council member attending the September 15, 2020 HMB Special Meeting re: the Homicide of Sandra Harmon by San Mateo County Sherif Deputies. He would not have thought about having SMC District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe come to another ZOOM meeting after hearing the Eblovi Investigation Presentation at the 27:30 mark about 8 minutes. It clearly demonstrated “TAMPERING of EVIDENCE, Three Shell Casings moved, Two Bullets holes never mentioned. FALSIFYING POLICE RECORDS, 3 FATAL SHOTS TO BACK. Sandra Harmon being shot at while unarmed etc.

The simple fact that Steve Wagstaffe stated at 50:48 mark.

“We did find 11 casings they mention 3 others. We took their guns right from the beginning.” “In there 11 rounds had been fired and we found 11 casings.”

“I think that confirms where we were.”

“That is the answer to that.”

The reality is 14 Spent Shell Casings NOT 11 were recovered from the Crime Scene, May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay that night. HMB Mayor Adam Eisen knew that. Why would he allow the District Attorney to make such a patently FALSE statement to the Council and public?

HMBCC Special Meeting 9/15/2020

This is just One Reason San Mateo County News.com is Endorsing Joaquin Jimenez for Half Moon Bay City Council 2020.

A Vote for Joaquin Jimenez is not just good for the City of Half Moon Bay its good for the Residents of San Mateo County.

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Half Moon Bay takes the lead on COVID-19 FREE Testing.

By Michael G. Stogner

All Cities and Towns in San Mateo County should follow Half Moon Bay City and provide their own COVID-19 FREE Testing site to all who wish to be tested. The site is open every Monday from 4-7 PM it is available for ages 5 and older, this means a family can be tested at one site which is very different then what the County has been providing by Verily 18 years old and older and no testing after 3PM.

Location: Ted Adcock Community Center on Kelly Avenue. Guarantees results in a 24- to 48-hour turnaround window.

Congratulations to the HMB City Council for this very important step in adding much needed Testing in San Mateo County during this PANDEMIC.

America has been very slow in comprehending what the word PANDEMIC means. San Mateo County is no different, SFO is the International Airport located in SMC. It has daily direct flights to and from Wuhan, China. San Jose International Airport in Santa Clara County also has direct flights daily. My point here is San Mateo County has always been directly connected to Wuhan, China. Testing & Masks are the very least that can be done.

Stay Safe,

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If Redwood City Council and Staff were serious about Police Reform.

By Michael G. Stogner

They would have already sent their individual e-mails to Supervising Deputy Attorney General Joyce Blair supporting the September 15, 2020 Unanimous vote by the City of Half Moon Bay Council to refer the May 5, 2020 Homicide of Sandra Lee Harmon by Sheriff Deputies, requesting an Independent Criminal Investigation of the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorneys Investigation.

The Public is also welcome to e-mail Joyce.Blair@doj.ca.gov

HMBCC Special Meeting September 15, 2020, The Eblovi Investigation Presentation at the 27:30 mark in video clearly identifies 3 Spent Shell Casings and 2 Bullet Holes that were omitted from SMC Sheriff, District Attorney Official Reports. The 3 Spent Shell Casings were then moved (Tampering with Evidence) to a location that supported the story provided to the Public by the Sheriff, District Attorney, and supported by County Counsel. There was a Shootout Ms. Harmon fired first both Deputies were fearful for their lives they knew she was going to kill them etc.

HMBCC Special Meeting September 15, 2020

Redwood City Leaders would have already made sure the their Police Department did NOT maintain two separate Arrests Logs which they have been aware of for many years.

RWC Police Logs 2 sets

They would also make sure their Police Department does NOT Violate San Mateo County’s Domestic Violence Protocol. Or their own for that matter.

SMCSO Lt. Kristina Bell 911 D.V. Call

James MaGee 17.5 hour D.V. Swat standoff

San Mateo County Residents should compare the James MaGee case with the Pacifica killing of Errol Chang by the Swat Team who got tired of waiting after a couple of hours. Errol was going nowhere he was located in a tiny home, he was a threat to nobody. Errol Chang R.I.P. was not a former Redwood City Police Officer, that is one big difference.

One thing everyone can do at this moment is contact the Attorney General’s Office and express your support for an Independent Criminal Investigation of the Death of Sandra L. Harmon, the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office for Criminal Conduct. Tampering with Evidence and request the AXON LOG RECORDS of the Entire Event. There were 14 Spent Shell Casings recovered NOT 11 that Steve Wagstaffe repeatedly discussed with the Public during the September 15, 2020 Zoom meeting above.

All San Mateo County Elected Official should have already sent their e-mails. E-mail Supervising Deputy Attorney General Joyce Blair (Joyce.Blair@doj.ca.gov)

If they haven’t the residents should ask them, WHY?

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CDC COVID-19 Aerosols for Hours.

By Michael G, Stogner

Here we are Nine months into a PANDEMIC. Remember You are responsible for protecting yourself and loved ones. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus can spread through microscopic respiratory particles known as aerosols that float in the air for minutes or even hours before being inhaled.

WEAR A MASK, STAY SAFE.

Todays LATIMES Article:

CDC warns of aerosol spread

Tiny particles that linger in the air can help transmit virus, especially in crowded indoor spaces.

WEARING masks and social distancing indoors are keys to stopping the virus from being transmitted. (Allen J. Schaben Los Angeles Times) 

By Richard Read

SEATTLE — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus can spread through microscopic respiratory particles known as aerosols that float in the air for minutes or even hours before being inhaled.

On its website, the CDC said that even people who followed social distancing guidelines have been infected through this type of transmission — and added a warning against frequenting crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

The acknowledgment comes after months of campaigning by independent experts and brings the agency into line with research on the role of aerosols in “super-spreading events” such as a choir practice in Washington state that infected dozens of people and killed two.

But some researchers said the agency did not go far enough, because it maintains that the virus is still far more likely to spread through larger respiratory droplets that quickly fall on people in close vicinity.

Donald K. Milton, a University of Maryland environmental health professor and expert on aerosols, said Monday that the CDC was “slowly moving along in the right direction, but is not where I would quite like to see it.”

He said that mathematical models show that aerosols carrying the virus are more apt to spread the disease than larger droplets spewed as projectiles, even when an infected person is less than six feet away.

“At close range, you’re still going to see aerosol transmission dominant most of the time,” he said. “Spitballs are much less frequent.”

He said that means that masks — which the CDC has long recommended be worn when near others — are useful both indoors and outdoors for preventing the spread of the virus.

“Outdoor dining is associated with increased risk of getting COVID-19 because people are sitting there for a long time without a mask in one spot,” he said.

Moving around when outdoors lowers the risk of inhaling aerosols and becoming infected, he said.

When the coronavirus began spreading in the United States early this year, the CDC advised people to stay at least six feet away from other people and wash their hands frequently in case they happened to touch contaminated surfaces.

Later the agency said that contaminated surfaces played only a minor role in spreading the virus.

Researchers began following up on reports of super-spreading incidents in which aerosols appeared to be the main culprit.

The scientists urged the CDC and the World Health Organization to acknowledge airborne transmission, but health officials were skeptical.

In July, after 239 researchers from 32 countries signed an open letter urging the WHO to accept the possibility that aerosols played a major role in spreading the virus, the international agency revised its guidelines to recommend that people avoid poorly ventilated, crowded spaces.

Still, the WHO maintains that aerosol transmission has not been definitively demonstrated.

On Sept. 18, the CDC revised its guidance without notice to say that the virus spread through aerosols, but withdrew the new advisory three days later , saying it was a draft of proposed changes posted by mistake.

CDC officials did not respond to requests for an interview Monday.

A letter written by Milton and five other researchers and published Monday by Science magazine cited “overwhelming evidence” that inhalation was “a major transmission route” for the coronavirus and cited an urgent need to define terms consistently across scientific fields.

Respiratory droplets, defined as larger than 100 microns, can be sprayed like tiny cannonballs and typically fall to the ground in seconds within six feet, the letter said.

But the letter said that aerosols — defined as particles smaller than 100 microns, less than the diameter of the average human hair — “can remain suspended in air for many seconds to hours, like smoke.”

Milton said that tobacco smoke is an apt analogy to understand how tiny respiratory particles waft through the air.

“If somebody goes out for a smoke and they come in and you smell it on their breath, you’re inhaling their exhaled breath,” he said.

Milton said while the virus is most apt to spread through the air indoors, where aerosol can accumulate, it’s possible that airborne transmission occurred at the Sept. 26 White House Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The event included a large gathering in the Rose Garden and a smaller, indoor reception. Photographs show that in both locations few people wore masks and that social distancing guidelines were not widely followed.

The CDC has the technical resources to conduct an investigation that could determine who infected whom, Milton said.

“It would be very interesting to know which way the wind was blowing in the Rose Garden,” he said. “They were really close to each other, they were hugging each other, they were shaking hands. They were throwing all precautions to the wind, and the wind got them anyway.”

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