Monthly Archives: May 2021

Find it. White VW Golf SportWagen

By Michael G. Stogner

6 Year Old Aiden Leos R.I.P.

Think about it, Who do you know that owns one of these cars, a woman was suspected driving.

Call California Highway Patrol at (714) 567-6000 

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San Carlos Police Chief is Not Kristina Bell.

By Michael G. Stogner

The Police Chief of San Carlos is San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos not Captain Kristina Bell. It would be helpful if the City manager Jeff Maltbie and the City attorney Rubens informed the council of that fact and use the proper word to describe Kristina Bell’s position.

Also just a Heads to San Carlos City Council about getting too involved in what kind of Police Services you might want for the Safety of your residents. Look no further than Newly Elected Half Moon Bay Council Member Joaquin Jimenez putting an Ordinance on last weeks agenda.

Carlos Bolanos sending a message to Joaquin Jimenez

San Carlos Council just voted a $9,957,000 contract with San Mateo County Sheriff Office under the leadership of Carlos G. Bolanos.

On the Bright side, Mark Melville is running for Sheriff of San Mateo County in 2022.

It should come as No Surprise that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is dishonest. Here is just one example.

SMCSO Sergeant Michael Otte & Carlos G. Bolanos

SMCSO Sergeant Otte committed Perjury in Judge Lisa Novak courtroom on Jan. 5, 2017 in the Rachel A. Quintana criminal case. She was arrested just days after reporting Sheriff Deputy’s harassing her two brothers in Half Moon Bay. Otte thought it was funny to video the arrest on his cell phone. He later lied in court about it, Bolanos thought it was funny too. That’s San Mateo County’s Sheriff for you.

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Joaquin Jimenez or Carlos G. Bolanos

By Michael G. Stogner

Half Moon Bay City Councilman Joaquin Jimenez
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

This is exactly why I say Joaquin Jimenez should run for District 3 Supervisor of San Mateo County in the next election.

Of course the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies would pull HMB Councilman Joaquin Jimenez over on his bicycle on Main Street. It’s more than racial profiling, It’s sending him a message, you might be an Elected Official in San Mateo but I am in charge of the Law Enforcement in your Hometown 24/7 so get used to it.

Bolanos said the deputy recognized Jimenez as a city councilman, Of Course he recognized him.

San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos knows that Joaquin is a threat to him, and is sending a message.

Every reasonable person in San Mateo County knows that Sheriff Bolanos is a Liar.

2007 Operation Dollhouse, He lied.

2010 Whistleblower complaint Gross Misconduct at SMCSO Porn and Violent Rape Video shared among top 45 Male employees. Results New Servers at the County.

2015 Pumpkin Festival SMCSO Gang Task Force assaulted Joaquin and threaten his career as a Juvenile Probation Officer with SMC. They followed through he no longer has that career.

He and other family members were stopped and photographed by Sheriff’s deputies during the 2015 Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. At the time, then-Undersheriff Bolanos said the men were followed because some wore T-shirts that memorialized a gang member and that they were photographed because of what he said was a heated exchange between Jimenez and a security guard.

This is another example of Carlos Bolanos Lying, It was not a Security Guard, It was a Gang Task Force Sheriff Deputy.

2015 Half Moon Bay Resident Rachel A. Quintana arrested and Videoed by San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Michael Otte, He Otte Lied under Oath in Judge Lisa Novak’s courtroom January 5, 2017. This arrested occurred right after she went to the Sheriff Sub Station to report harassment of her two brothers by Deputies. Judge Novak found Otte committed PERJURY Sheriff Bolanos gave him a retirement party.

2018 Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide by Six SMCSO, Sheriff Bolanos omitted the sixth Employee Involved, CSO Joseph Gonzales, and lied in his Press Release about Chinedu running in and out of traffic and Immediately assaulting Deputy Wang when he exited his patrol vehicle.

2020 Half Moon Bay Homicide of Sandra L. Harmon by SMCSO Employees. Sheriff Bolanos Lied about the Shootout, Omitted the fact she was shot in the back three times, shot at while hands were above her head unarmed, and the moving of three spent shell casings, and two bullet holes located where there should be NONE. He provided the STORY of Body Worn Camera not being turned on and has refused to provide the Axon Log Records that would prove his statement to be true or false.

2021 Kaylan Freeman arrest and charged Rape of Girls, Sheriff Bolanos Lied in Press Release about when they first became aware of him. The Sheriff Office Served him a subpoena at the exact house in 2014 for the same type of crime.

“Racial profiling is happening,” Jimenez said. “Even when we ride our bicycles.”

“This is exactly what I’m talking about,” Jimenez said. “When people ask about coming forward, well, I’m coming forward. This is what happened to me. I was riding a bicycle like everyone does on Main Street. But I’m the one getting pulled over.”

Half Moon Bay City Manager Bob Nesbitt has had over a year to put in the Sheriff Officers Complaint Line that he claims he is so interested in providing to the residents. Bob Nesbitt is the Last Person on earth I would recommend to call with that type of complaint.

Carlos G. Bolanos is not only the Sheriff of San Mateo County he is also the Police Chief of Half Moon Bay.

When was the last bicycle stop conducted by SMCSO in Half Moon Bay?

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San Mateo County Elected Officials and Staff. What world are you living in?

Roger Allen a Black man was killed by somebody on the Daly City Police Department on April 7, 2021. He was sitting in the passenger seat of a disabled truck in a residential neighborhood.

The reason I say he was killed be somebody is that is all we know today 48 days after the Homicide by Law Enforcement. Who is responsible for this information Blackout? I say ALL San Mateo County Elected Officials and Staff. They are all fine being silent for the last 48 days.

Shawnna Maltbie

Of course the one person who is responsible is Shawnna Maltbie the City Manager of Daly City.

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

Remember why Colin Kaepernick took a knee?

We are scared as Black people in America,” “Black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified.” LeBron James

“It’s just so sad … we’ve been hung, we’ve been shot.” “It’s amazing to me why we keep loving this country, and the country does not love us back.” Doc Rivers

What makes “Those Who Matter” in San Mateo County think they can get away with this behavior?

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This would Never happen in San Mateo County.

By Michael G. Stogner

County board to vote on censuring sheriff

A screenshot of Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal . (Tom Wright - Monterey Herald)
A screenshot of Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal . (Tom Wright – Monterey Herald)

By MONTEREY HERALD | PUBLISHED: May 22, 2021 at 11:02 a.m. | UPDATED: May 22, 2021 at 2:49 p.m.

SALINAS — The Monterey County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to censure Sheriff Steve Bernal for allowing inappropriate expenditures of county funds in 2019.

The expenditures occurred when the County Sheriff’s Office hosted the California State Sheriff’s Association annual convention in 2019 according to an investigation by the County District Attorney’s Office. Although the investigation determined that no criminal charges should be filed, some Supervisors expressed concern over the matter.

“I pushed for transparency of this report because the public has a right to know how their taxpayer dollars were blatantly misused,” Supervisor Luis Alejo tweeted in reaction to a story by the Monterey County Weekly.

The Board of Supervisors meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. The meeting is open to the public but because of COVID-19 regulations, it is recommended the public attend virtually through the zoom video platform at https://montereycty.zoom.us/j/224397747. The meeting can also be seen via live streaming on Facebook and YouTube. For more options visit https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/

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Juan P. Lopez Criminal Case Update.

By Michael G. Stogner

Juan P. Lopez

Update: July 27, 2021 9:00 AM 2G to listen phone 1-206-279-9591 Code 631595

Trial is set for September 21, 2021

Yesterday in San Mateo County Superior Court 2G Hon. Judge Joseph Scott discussed with SMCDDA Kimberley Perrotti and Defense attorneys Tony Serra and Maria Belyi how and when to proceed with the case that has so far taken over 6.5 years.

You will remember Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez was arrested and charged with Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to a Hells Angel Gang Member Inmate at Maguire Jail way back in 2014.

A reasonable person would think and expect that the District Attorney of San Mateo County would not have charged Deputy Lopez with this crime unless they had evidence connecting him to this crime. Unfortunately for Deputy Lopez and many others in SMC that is not the case. Those charges were dismissed about FOUR years ago for ZERO evidence. Does the District Attorney of San Mateo County charge people for crimes he knows they have not committed? Yes

One of the subjects discussed yesterday was a witness for the Insurance company. You might ask What Insurance company and why? DDA Kimberly Perrotti is prosecuting Juan Lopez for Insurance Fraud, Under the Sink in the kitchen of his Redwood City Condo, Mold, Repairs etc.

This is where the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case gets exciting. How does the District Attorneys Office get involved in an Insurance Fraud allegation and prosecute it. Did the Insurance Company file a complaint? No

For those of you following Juan’s case you will recall his personal vehicle was broken into at the Redwood City Condo a short time after he filed to run for Sheriff as a Write In Candidate back in 2014. He filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office, when asked if he had any idea who might have broken in his car and stole his laptop and personal documents (Insurance Claim) from the BACKPACK he said yes, the San Mateo County Sheriff Gang Task Force.

Here we are 6.5 years later Insurance Fraud case from the stolen items in the Backpack.

Has the San Mateo County Sheriff Gang Task Force ever broken into anybody car before? Yes

Has the District Attorney’s Office ever requested/ordered the SMCSOGTF to break into a car? Yes

Has that fact ever been testified to under oath in court before? Yes, The Sunny Day Murder Trials.

What happens when the District Attorney’s Office is used as a weapon? Absolutely Nothing.

The Lopez case should be contrasted to the Zain Jaffer, Vungle case.

Zain Jaffer Case Dismissed

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San Mateo County Information Services Department (ISD). CIO is Gone.

By Michael G. Stogner

Update: 5/21/2021 9:15 AM I check County Website and Jon Walton has been removed.

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This is kind of a Big Deal, Jon Walton is not and has not been with San Mateo County since March 2021. Why is he gone?

Think about all of the Data Bases and Information this position has access to. Medical and Editing for example.

This is from this morning on the County’s Website. Maybe the new guy County Manager Mike Callagy appointed and has all the confidence in can update the County’s Website today.

JON WALTON 

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Jon Walton

Chief Information Officer

Jon Walton brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and has a diverse background in both public and private sectors, setting innovative technology standards and providing visionary leadership for numerous organizations.

Currently as Chief Information Officer for the County of San Mateo, Jon manages a team of highly skilled professionals committed to delivering a variety of services including Public Safety Radios, Data Center & Infrastructure, Countywide Enterprise Applications, Strategic Planning, Open Data, and much more.

Under his leadership, San Mateo County (SMC) implemented a countywide shared digital public safety radio system, a hyper-converged SDN datacenter, a multi-jurisdictional high-speed fiber network, and the migration of key enterprise applications to the Cloud. In addition, he oversaw the launch of SMC Public WiFi to help bridge the digital divide within the County.

Jon has won numerous accolades for technology excellence and leadership, including awards in government television programming, web services, and open data platforms, providing unparalleled levels of government transparency, engagement and accountability.  Specifically in San Mateo County, Jon launched an Open Data Program to allow citizens to see performance metrics for all activities of County government.  In the City and County of San Francisco, Jon pioneered the local government use of social media platforms, enabling citizens to report neighborhood blight, promote city services, and to further civic engagement.

Jon continues to collaborate with governments, non-profits, and other community stakeholders in an effort to bolster the quality of life of County citizens through technology. Jon is a member of the Dell CIO Advisory Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network (JVSV) Wireless Initiative, and Co-Chair the Global Cities Super Cluster initiative. He is also a member of the San Mateo County Telecommunications Authority (SAMCAT), where he holds the position of Treasurer.

Jon is a long-time California resident and lives in the Monterey Peninsula with his family and dreams of spending more time at local automobile race tracks.Email Address: jwalton@smcgov.orgSocial Media: Twitter: @SanMateoCIO

Not the first time Top Staff of ISD have bailed time for an Audit.

SMCN.com Article about ISD

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Jon Walton San Mateo County’s ISD guy is Gone. He’s been gone for quite a while.

By Michael G. Stogner

Jon Walton

Information Services Department ISD for the Entire County.

San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy has finally announced the obvious. Jon Walton is gone and is replaced by Mike Wentworth.

That should make everybody in San Mateo County feel really good about security of all of the Data.

Just out of curiosity what was the last day of employment for Mr. Walton?

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East Palo Alto is having Emergency/Special Closed Meeting tonight at 5:30 PM

By Michael G. Stogner

No matter what it is called it is a Closed Session Meeting but that doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it before it starts.

Subject Matter is the Termination of the City Attorney

What caused this to be an Emergency later reduced to a Special Closed Session in the first place?

City Attorneys and City Managers serve at the pleasure of the City Council and can be terminated anytime.

If you would like to speak at this meeting the City is asking you to sign up in advance link below.

Emergency/Special Closed Session TONIGHT

As an example the City of Daly City should be having this conversation about Terminating their City Attorney and City Manager for the No Body Worn Camera’s and the Roger Allen Homicide by the Daly City Police Officers on April 7, 2021. They have refused to identify the Police Officer who killed Roger Allen, Why?

Update: May 20, 2021 4:15 PM

Thursday May 20, 2021                                         From: Ruben Abrica, resident and Vice Mayor

Regarding:  Open and Transparent Government versus Secret and Private abuse of power by officials

TO:  Residents of East Palo Alto:

Today, a rushed and imposed closed session meeting of the City Council is scheduled for 5:30 pm, with barely 24 hours notice to the public.  Before going into closed session, the public has the right to make comments or ask questions, including elected officials if they wish to inform and explain their views.

I, for one, will not be silent nor complicit in what I see as an attempt by three councilmembers to bypass our legal and ethical responsibilities to be open and honest with the public and protect the City from potential  liability, legal and financial.  I therefore want to comment and ask questions as part of the public process.

A. Emails by public officials in relation to city government are public not private

1.  In an email sent late Tuesday May 18 by Council Member Lopez and also representing Council Members Wallace-Jones and Gauthier there is a call for an emergency meeting of the City Council with the topic of

‘Termination –City Attorney’.   A second email is then sent cleaning up the first one stating that it’s a ‘special’ meeting and now omitting the reference to ‘Termination –City Attorney’.  If you notice the published agenda cites the vague and general category of  ‘Public employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release’ (Agenda Item 3.1)

2.  Whether a meeting is called by the Mayor, as is the normal procedure, or imposed by three members as is the case here, the matter should be approached with respect for the public to be notified with plenty of time so they may comment or ask questions about any potential major decisions.  For today, barely 24 hours notice was given and the purpose of the closed session is now hidden from the public.

3.  Did three council members already discuss privately the termination of the city attorney?

Did three council members already reach a decision?  Both would be a violation of the Brown Act

What is the ‘emergency’ alluded to and then backtracked?  What’s behind this power move?

B. Let’s not attack the messenger because the message makes officials uncomfortable 

1.  Why is the Office of the City Attorney being attacked and ambushed with such speed?

2.  Whenever city government personnel investigations are conducted as a result of complaints, and including investigations involving elected officials, the best practice has been to retain an independent investigator and not an employee of the city to perform timely investigations of personnel matters.  This is what the City Attorney has done and in my opinion correctly so.  And the City Manager as part of his job responsibilities is then expected to take action as deemed necessary.  I, as one of five people who supervise the City Manager expect him to bring timely closure on all personnel cases so as not expose the City to legal and/or financial liabilities.  The public’s money should never be put at risk by negligence or politicking.

3.  Why was council member Lopez  at the Tuesday May 18 meeting questioning the continuation of an independent personnel investigator as proposed by the City Attorney? (Item 3.8 of the agenda) 

C. Full Disclosure.  No Hiding.  No Cover Ups. Correct Mistakes, Serve the People 

1.  As a founding member of the City Government of East Palo Alto, I am, at this moment , remembering people not with us anymore who sacrificed so much so that our community could learn to exercise self-government and self-determination.  Let’s honor them by practicing honest and transparent government. 

2. This closed session meeting is a very troubling example of secrecy and underhanded tactics to avoid facing the public.  It’s an assault on our local institution of government , intended to democratically serve the people not the egos of politicians.  I, for one, will not participate in this farce of a ‘closed’ session.  There are real urgent needs of the community to be addressed instead of this destructive power game playing.

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Daly City has requested A.G. to investigate the Homicide by Law Enforcement of Roger Allen.

By Michael G. Stogner

This is a good step.

 “We are taking these important steps to provide the community with the most independent, impartial and
transparent investigations possible,” said Mayor Juslyn C. Manalo in a news release. “Building and maintaining trust is a foundational priority, and the City Council and I take this responsibility very seriously.”

At the request of the City Council, City Attorney Rose Zimmerman sent a letter to Bonta on Friday requesting that his office begin a parallel investigation of the incident.

To this day nobody knows who shot and killed Roger Allen on April 7, 2021.

Shame on Daly City

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