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San Mateo Daily Journal misleading readers again. Missed all three numbers Why?

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San Mateo Daily Journal misleading the residents/voters again.

“Nearly 260,000 ballots have been received so far. Of the ballots received, 237,000 have been counted. About 23,000 ballots are left to count at the Elections Office

Ballots received is 286,210 not nearly 260,000

Ballots tallied/counted is 265,793 not 237,000

Ballots remaining to be tallied counted is 20,417 not about 23,000

Election update has movement

Measure W close to passing, Reddy extends her lead

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About 23,000 ballots are left to count at the Elections Office, according to an update Wednesday afternoon that showed some changes from the last tally in some close races.

After moving into third place in the Redwood City Council race over Rick Hunter for three open seats, Diana Reddy has grown that lead to 99 votes.

Two closely watched tax measures — Measure W, a half-cent sales tax for SamTrans and transportation improvements, and Measure V, a $298 parcel tax for the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District — moved more in a positive direction, with V solidifying its passage with 67.63 percent. It needs 66.67 percent to pass. Measure W, which also requires two-thirds approval, had its support jump to 66.51 percent of the vote.

Richa Awasthi further solidified her standing for the second open seat on the Foster City Council, and South San Francisco Councilman Pradeep Gupta is still appearing to fall short of re-election.

In Redwood City, Giselle Hale, who has 18.2 percent and a total of 11,700 votes, and Diane Howard, who has 17.1 percent and 10,993 total votes, have solidified their leads. Reddy has 16.05 percent and 10,316 votes compared to Hunter’s 15.89 percent and 10,217 votes, with 99 votes separating them. They have received 10,316 and 10,217 total votes respectively.

The Foster City Council contest continues to solidify. Sanjay Gehani led from the beginning and clinched a seat with 26.81 percent and 4,923 total votes, and Awasthi continues to have a more comfortable lead in the battle for the second open seat. She currently has 19.32 percent of the vote and 3,548 total votes and is followed by Patrick Sullivan, who has 18.29 percent of the vote and 3,358 total votes.

In the South San Francisco City Council race, results held from the last update with frontrunner incumbent Mark Addiego remaining the top vote getter, followed by challengers Mark Nagales and Flor Nicolas respectively. Incumbent Gupta still lingers in fourth place, with 7,488 votes, behind Nicolas by 148 votes and Nagales by 483 votes.

The bond measure designed to finance reconstruction of the Millbrae Recreation Center gained a few percentage points, as Measure II is now at 62.21 percent of the vote according to last count. It needs a supermajority to pass.

In Half Moon Bay, Robert Brownstone, who has 19.11 percent and 2,306 total votes, already clinched the third open seat over Virginia Turezyn, who has 16.4 percent and 1,669 total votes. Incumbents Deborah Penrose and Debbie Ruddock were the top two vote getters

Nearly 260,000 ballots have been received so far. Of the ballots received, 237,000 have been counted. More results are scheduled to come out Friday, Nov. 23, and on other days if needed.

 

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D.A. Steve Wagstaffe never apologized to Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez. Prosecutorial Misconduct.

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D.A. Stephen M. Wagstaffe

He did apologize to SFGATE editor. In a Zain Jaffer Misinformation PR piece.

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From: Bulwa, Demian [DBulwa@sfchronicle.com] Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:44 PM
To: Steve Wagstaffe
CC: Koehn, Josh; Stone, Erin 

Subject: Jaffer story
Hi Steve, I hope you’re well.
We’ve added a note of clarification at the top of that story online. https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Child-sex-assault-charges-dropped-against-former-13045284.php Thank you,
Demian 

Demian Bulwa 

METRO EDITOR
Office 415.777.7228 • Cell 415-298-6619 TWITTER: @demianbulwa
WRITING: demianbulwa.blogspot.com 

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From: Steve Wagstaffe
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:02 PM To: Bulwa, Demian
Subject: RE: Jaffer story 

Hi Demian, 

Thank you very much. I apologize that we made the mistake we did and I appreciate your clarifying it for us. 

Life is great here in San Mateo County; I hope it is going equally for you. 

Thanks Steve 

No Reporters have asked Deputy Lopez how he felt about that.

Case dismissed against former deputy

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Juan P. Lopez

Juan Lopez

The case against a former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy being charged for allegedly helping to smuggle cellphones and prescription drugs into county jail was dismissed Friday after a judge ruled evidence that could have showed he did not commit the crime should have been presented to a criminal grand jury.

But District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Judge Donald Ayoob is imposing a burden on the prosecution that the law does not require. He said prosecutors informed grand jury members of letters an inmate wrote recanting his testimony connecting Juan Pablo Lopez, 54, with a cellphone involved in the case, and were not required to present them unless the jury asked to see them. He disagreed with Judge Donald Ayoob’s ruling that prosecutors had a duty to present the letters, and said prosecutors may consider refiling the case or appealing the decision.

“We feel the judge made a very serious error in his ruling,” he said. “We will assess it the coming days.”

 

On Dec. 16, 2015, Lopez and two county jail correctional officers, George Ismael and Michael Del Carlo, were accused of providing cellphones and drugs to inmate Dionicio Rafael Lopez Jr., who was also indicted along with Leticia Lopez, Amanda Lopez and Roxanne Ingebretsen, according to prosecutors.

On Nov. 17, the case against Del Carlo was dismissed after Ayoob granted his motion to dismiss over strenuous prosecution objection, according to prosecutors.

Once a write-in candidate for county sheriff, Lopez is also being accused of embezzlement, perjury and election fraud based on allegations he used donations from his campaign for his own personal use and lied about his city of residence, according to prosecutors.

Lopez listed his residence as being in Redwood City but allegedly was living in Newark when he filed to run for sheriff in 2014. He is also being accused of misrepresenting his address on a real estate loan, according to prosecutors.

Lopez will next appear in court Jan. 25 to set a new jury trial date for the embezzlement, perjury and election fraud charges and is out of custody on a $170,000 bail bond, according to prosecutors.

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MJD
MJD

Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff has this statement wrong–Lopez will next appear in court Jan. 25 to set a new jury trial date for the embezzlement, perjury and election fraud charges and is out of custody on a $170,000 bail bond, according to prosecutors.
Jan. 25, 2018 is to hear the motion for 2nd case remaining charges.
SM Daily Journal , please contact his attorney for clarification.

MJD
MJD

To correct the San Mateo Daily Journal, former Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez next court hearing is January 25, 2018. I am requesting the newspaper to contact his attorney about this date.

MJD
MJD

Let’s see if the local media covers Mr. Juan Pablo Lopez ( Former SMC Deputy ) on his next hearings.

MJD
MJD

I hope the local and national media will follow the rest of this case, I am sure the rest of the phony charges will be dropped.

MJD
MJD

When will the San Mateo County public/voters going to wake up?
San Mateo County District Attorney’s office is trying to destroy former Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez.
I hope someone will get this to the national media.
I can only imagine how much money this is causing former Deputy Juan Lopez.
PLEASE HELP GET THIS OUT TO EVERYONE!!!

Grinstead
Grinstead

Let me get this straight. Wagstaffe’s little pal Sheriff Munks and Under-sheriff Carlos Bolanos are caught going into a house of underaged trafficked prostitution in Las Vegas in 2007, for their own recreation. Wagstaffe defends them to the hilt and says they did nothing wrong. He sweeps it under the rug.

But when a clean deputy decides to run against the corruption of the San Mateo Sheriff, Wagstaffe and Munks punish him by cooking up suspect charges that don’t hold up light when examined AND hold a big press conference to announce it? Lopez wasn’t the one caught going into a place with underaged trafficked girls. The fact that someone dared to challenge the corrupt sheriff angered Wagstaffe and Munks. Something is rotten in San Mateo County

MJD
MJD

Great statements!!!!

Jpineapple
Jpineapple

research about Mr. Lopez and San Mateo the last 3 years is quite a story.

Jpineapple
Jpineapple

if the con wrote a letter exonerating Lopez,why was it a case for 3 years?

Michael Stogner
Michael Stogner

The District Attorney’s Office withheld the letters from the Grand Jury, and offered a not so truthful representation of what the Jailhouse snitch actually said. To this day there has been ZERO evidence that Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez was connected to the cellphone/s and drugs, and the DA’s Office has always known that fact. Disgusting behavior.

Michael Stogner
Michael Stogner

It’s about time, After over 3 years of the District Attorney’s lies and false charges against Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez and others a Judge finally got to see what the DA’s office has done. It shouldn’t take over 3 years to present your side of a case. This dismissal makes 4 for 4 defendants charges dismissed.

MJD
MJD

San Mateo County D.A.’s office has a long list of cases of injustice, for the people who know, lies are not too uncommon.

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Las Vegas Metro Police just trying to get Jody L. Williams to open her door late Monday night.

You might ask who is Jody L. Williams?

She is the one person who has confirmed many of the statements that San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Heinz Punschendorf made during the June 2018 election race for Sheriff. ” “Undersheriff Carlos G. Bolanos was transported to LVMPD holding cell.” Heinz is the former President of the DSA and he was President on April 21, 2007 the night of the FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse. There was Nothing massage parlor about that night.

November 12, 2018 They threatened to break the door down and send the dog in. Why? I called LVMPD Dispatch that night to confirm it was in fact Metro Police Officers banging on Jody’s door. The nice female dispatcher told me she won’t open the door, I confirmed that she won’t. She said they just want to ask her some questions, I said if that is true call her on the phone she will be more than happy to speak with them on the phone. I asked the dispatcher to inform the officers that I had called regarding Jody Williams and them refusing to tell her why they were there, and to call her on the phone if that in fact was the real motive for them being there at 9:30PM just stopped by to ask a few questions….About What?

Jody informed me the officers left about 10 minutes after my call. Metro did NOT call that night or the next day to “ask some questions.”

Hint: April 21, 2007 Las Vegas Nevada, FBI Sting Operation Dollhouse Witness, Involving Sheriff Greg Munks & Undersheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.

Update 11/17.2018 The Siena Suites Hotel is on Notice that they are responsible for the safety of Jody Williams and her daughter from the Las Vegas Metro Police who are right outside her door this very moment, Metro Dispatch confirmed they were there per my phone call at 9:35AM She refused to say why they there.  If it really was for an event for My Father’s House Church you would think she would tell me.
The photo of door was from Metro’s visit Monday night 9:30PM to ask a few questions.

Keep Jody L. Williams alive and well.

Here are the types of videos LVMP puts up:

Here is what the front of her door looked like after banging on it and threatening to break the door down and send in a K-9 for about 40 minutes. They could have just called her or politely knocked on the door, if they really wanted to ask her some questions.
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Update November 17, 2018 New Notice up at Jody’s today.

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SMC Government wants your personal information. Senate Bill 821

What happens when the information is used for other purposes? Jody Williams is a good example. What is the real purpose of this bill?

 

What is the benefit of the additional 690,000 residents personal contact information in Carlos G. Bolanos, Steve Wagstaffe, Mike Callagy, Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, Dave Pine, Carole Groom, David Canepa hands? Lets say the motive is sincere, and now 800,000 residents all receive a message at the same time, Where do you think they are going in Gridlock San Mateo County? They are going to a parking lot, that is the reality.

This bill would authorize each county, including a city and county, to enter into an agreement to access the contact information of resident accountholders through the records of a public utility or other agency responsible for water service, waste and recycling services, or other property-related services for the sole purpose of enrolling county residents in a county-operated public emergency warning system. The bill would require any county that enters into such an agreement to include procedures to enable any resident to opt out of the warning system and a process to terminate the receiving agency’s access to the resident’s contact information. The bill would prohibit the use of the information gathered for any purpose other than for emergency notification.

Senate Bill No. 821

SMDJ Misleading Article

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Tens of thousands of San Mateo County residents? How many is that? Is this what $650K Taxpayer money used for?

Thank you to the tens of thousands of San Mateo County residents who participated in the Get Us Moving outreach and public engagement process. Your feedback was used to create a plan designed to address traffic congestion throughout San Mateo County. The plan, as approved by the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors, is pending approval by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for the November 2018 ballot, and can be found here.

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Victims sexually abused by Clergy.

The Department of Justice is asking for information.

LATIMES 11/9/2018

State calls for reports of clergy abuse
Attorney general’s office asks potential victims of sex crimes to come forward.
By Alene Tchekmedyian
State authorities are asking people who believe they have been sexually abused by clergy members in California to come forward with information.
The plea comes after several Roman Catholic dioceses across the state released the names, in some cases for the first time, of priests accused of sexual misconduct.
“In light of the news surrounding the sexual abuse of children by members of clergy or religious organizations across the country, the Department of Justice is gathering information from the public regarding complaints of this nature in California,” state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra’s office said in a statement.
Last month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose released the names of 15 priests who worked in Santa Clara County and were accused of sexually abusing children.
Of those 15 clergy members, nine are dead and the rest have been banned from the ministry. Four of the men had been convicted of sex crimes.
The list released by the San Jose Diocese did not describe the cases in detail. The reported allegations occurred from 1961 through the early 2000s.
The San Diego Diocese updated its public list in mid-September. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Orange are reviewing their lists of credibly accused priests — which were last updated in 2008 and 2016, respectively — to see whether any names should be added. The San Bernardino Diocese released the names of 34 priests Oct. 8.
Anyone with information about sexual misconduct by clergy members is asked to report the incident online or email clergyabuse@doj.ca.gov .
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Letter to Supervisor David Canepa.

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SMC Supervisor David Canepa

October 16, 2018

To: David Canepa/ District 5 Supervisor

From: Christopher Conway/Constituent – District 2

Re: Seton Medical Center/ Daly City, Ca.

Dear Mr. Canepa –

I am a San Mateo County voter and reside in Distict 2. I am writing to you today to express my concern with the situation that is currently happening with Seton Medical Center in Daly City and to a lesser extent with the coastside facility in Moss Beach. My worry is that with Verity Health filing for bankruptcy, there are powers that be starting rumblings of having our county take over or participate in the operation of the hospital and even considering buying it outright. This is a private business whose losses and bad decisions should not be absorbed by your constituents. As a county, we have already pledged or given over $40 million dollars to a hospital that is seismically unfit. This hospital has unfunded pension guarantees that are the responsibility of the employer and should not become the liability of either the county or state. These pensions were part of a private negotiation between employer and employees and the liability must remain with the employer, not the public sector. This hospital is also expected to lose $30 million dollars this year with no hope of profitability in the foreseeable future.

I have written articles on this subject ever since Daughters of Charity put up for sale their network of hospitals. I became interested when Kamala Harris acting as Attorney General for the state of California put onerous conditions on the sale of the hospital to any buyer willing to step up. Verity Health finally did step up but the conditions placed on them by Kamala Harris, public unions and special interests caused them to declare bankruptcy. Current officials have stated that they want to keep these onerous conditions on any new buyer as a non-negotiable item. You and I both know that this will prevent and future private buyer from coming forward. If a private buyer could be found, we all agree that would be terrific. However, if the only buyer becomes our county, speaking on behalf of many voters, we don’t want any part of it.

So, I would like you to answer for me on behalf of county tax payers what your thoughts are on the fate of Seton Medical Center in Daly City and the role the county intends to take. I obviously would like the supervisors to act with transparency and give time for public input. Meetings on the matter should be announced well in advance. I believe this would be a terrible deal for our county and my concern comes primarily from the crumbling infrastructure, the unfunded pension liabilities and the losses that the hospital incurs year in and year out.

Sincerley,

 

Christopher P. Conway

San Mateo

Conway1964@gmail.com

650-759-6899

Note: Supervisor David Canepa has not responded to this letter.

Seaton Medical Center Funded and Staffed the Yes on Measure A Campaign in 2012. How much did they receive for that investment?

The San Mateo County Grand Jury warned the residents about its Elected Officials misleading the voters, in other words lying to them.

SMCGJR An Inconvenient truth about the Deficit there isn’t one

By Michael G. Stogner

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