Category Archives: San Mateo County

San Mateo County Elections Office is mailing duplicate ballots for Nov. 2017 election.

By Michael Stogner and Sarah Navratil

Several people are reporting on Nextdoor that they have received duplicate ballots in the mail this week. Lets see how this shakes out.

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Hillsbrough resident Zain Jaffer arrested for Child Abuse, including a charge of oral copulation of a person under 10, assault, and attempted murder.

By Michael Stogner & Sarah Navratil

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe recommended bail be $300,000 Why was it set so low? He was arrested October 15, 2017 at 4 AM. The first print media to cover this important story was the SFGate 5 days later. D.A. Steve Wagstaffe has a daily e-mail of what he considers Newsworthy that he sends to his special reporters. This story did not make that list, Why?

He was the CEO of Vungle on October 15, 2017 the day he was arrested. Now he is former CEO of Vungle.

The alleged victim’s were his 1 and 3 year old children. His own father called the police.

The attempted murder charge was dropped before the media even heard about this case, what was the hurry? Charges dropped in a couple of days? I know in the Political Prosecution case of a former Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez who made a mistake and ran for Sheriff, He has had NO Charges dropped in 4 years, none.

Zain Jaffe’s attorney is Daniel Olmos of Nolan, Barton, Bradford, Olmos LLP of Palo Alto.


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Filed under Prosecutorial Misconduct, San Mateo County, San Mateo County News, San Mateo County Superior Court, Steve Wagstaffe, Those Who Matter, Victim's Advocate

California State Bar, Dumpster Fire.

The California State Bar just had a Dumpster Fire, What was in it and what caused the fire?

Jane Q and John Q

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Filed under Board of Supervisors, California Bar Association, Carlos G. Bolanos, Carole Groom, Dave Canepa, Dave Pine, Don Horsley, Prosecutorial Misconduct, San Mateo County, San Mateo County News, San Mateo County Superior Court, Steve Wagstaffe, Those Who Matter, Warren Slocum

San Mateo County Forest Fire

By Michael G. Stogner and Sarah Navratil

Woodside California, Skeggs Fire

A Forest Fire that started 9/11/2017 Monday night by lightning has burned 50 acres and is 10 % contained as of last night. Currently there are 229 Firefighters working on it.

Kings Mountain Road is closed between Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd and Woodside Road.)

This is a Big Deal

Update as of 2:36 PM 9/13/2017 Fire is 30% Contained.

Update as of 6PM 9/15/2017 Fire is 100% Contained.

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Filed under Board of Supervisors, Carlos G. Bolanos, Carole Groom, Dave Canepa, Dave Pine, Don Horsley, John Maltbie, San Mateo County, San Mateo County Manager, San Mateo County News, San Mateo County Sheriff Department, Warren Slocum

Ex Parte Media

This is going to have a positive impact on Parents & Children.

It is also going to have an impact on California State Bar, Commission on Judicial Performance, Judges, Attorneys, and all members of the Cottage Industry that thrives in our courts.


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California Commission on Judicial Performance Court Date.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

San Francisco, California August 17, 2017 Hon. Judge Susan Bolanos heard arguments on the Commission’s Confidential determination of its data. This agency has Never been audited in nearly 57 years,

The Law Firm Wagstaffe & Kerr LLP represented the public funded agency Commission on Judicial Performance. They are claiming the agency has the authority to determine  the information the State of California Auditor is requesting is Confidential and the State of California has no right to see it.

Think about it, this agency was formed to assure the public that nobody is above the law, including Judges

San Mateo County residents will recognize the Wagstaffe brothers involvement in protecting “Those Who Matter.” SMC Chief Deputy District attorney Steve Wagstaffe authored the “Those Who Matter.” e-mail the very first day the public became aware of our top two Law Enforcement Officers the Sheriff and UnderSheriff Carlos G. Bolanos were caught and detained as CUSTOMERS of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas Nevada, April 21, 2007 in an FBI Sting called Operation Dollhouse.

Here is the e-mail our top law enforcement official sent to the customers.

e-mail sent 4/25/07 10:20 AM

Greg and Carlos

Just a quick word of support from me as you go through a difficult time. To those who matter, your decades of outstanding work in law enforcement are all that count and your integrity is not the slightest marked by the modern media’s efforts to make a story out of a non-story. Hard as it is to think it now, remember it will be yesterday’s news and irrelevant by tomorrow.

My positive thoughts are out there for both of you.


The Commission on Judicial Performance, the first judicial disciplinary body of its kind, was established by legislative constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1960 as an independent state agency. The commission’s mandate has always been threefold: to protect the public, enforce rigorous standards of judicial conduct and maintain public confidence in the integrity and independence of the judicial system.

26 Questions for Audit

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Obituary, Richard W. Moss

Richard William Moss October 11, 1994 – May 25,2017

Richard William Moss, 22, died at about 7:15 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident on California Highway 1 at Montara State Beach.

This is being written by his loving Dad, Dan Moss

Wow. I never in a million years thought I’d be writing my son’s obituary. Richard was the baby of the family and one of the sweetest people you would ever have known. His loss is such an unnecessary tragedy. He was driving to his work in Moss Beach, CA that fateful Thursday morning after picking up some breakfast at the McDonald’s at Linda Mar in Pacifica, CA. He was driving south on Highway 1 on a stretch of road called Devil’s Slide.

At first, we didn’t know he had crashed and died. My wife, Kathleen and I weren’t notified that he was missing until 6 days after he went missing. We organized searches which brought out the most wonderful people in the world to help find him. The number involved eventually reached into the thousands. On July 13th, we found the wheel to his car on the boulders at the surface of the water on Montara Beach at low tide. The tire on that wheel had the same DOT number as the receipt from the purchase that Richard made for the tire about a year ago.

It appears his car went over a cliff into the ocean over 100 feet below. We’ll never actually know what happened because there are no video cameras in this section of the highway and no witnesses have stepped forward. A simple thing like a guard rail or temporary barrier would have saved his life. As of this writing, we still have not found Richard or his vehicle. We do have proof that he has passed. The evidence includes one of the wheels from his car, part of his front bumper and his AAA Card.

In addition to Richard, a young girl, 20 years old at the time, by the name of Rose also died in the exact same spot in September of last year. In June of last year, another young girl crashed down 150 feet on the mountain side of the same highway, not far from Richard’s death site. She lived, even though the car was crushed, because, as her mother explains, she’s only 5 feet tall. If she was any taller, the crushing car would have broken her vertebrae, ending her life as well. For some reason, CalTrans doesn’t seem to care about these 3 young people even though they claim that traffic safety is their number one concern. I wonder what they would be doing if it was their child that had died or been permanently scarred from a crash at this part of the highway because of no guard rails or temporary barriers.

Richard Moss was born October 11, 1994, in San Mateo, California. He lived in Montara, CA from birth to age 15. He lived in Hawaii from age 15 and graduated from Waialua High School in 2013. In the summer of 2013, Richard moved back to Montara, CA to pursue a career as an electrician.

From birth, Richard was a wonderful human being. Even though he was the baby of the family, we considered him to be an old soul. He was very comfortable in this world and happy to be around others. He was someone that everyone wanted to be around. He had no enemies and not a mean bone in his body. He had many qualities such as he was a trier. He would try different foods and then settle on his favorites like Orange Chicken from Panda Express, Katsu Chicken from L&L Hawaiian or Musubi from the Paalaa Kai Corner Store. He was saddened when the Grass Skirt Grill closed in Haleiwa, HI. He loved their teriyaki cheese fries. In addition to food, he tried different sports growing up and settled on Skateboarding and Roller Hockey. He loved to watch Football and Ice Hockey. Richard and I enjoyed a Raiders Game in September, 2016.

Richard William Moss October 11, 1994 – May 25,2017

Richard had a natural intelligence that in a sweet way led him to do things in an efficient, logical way. In other words, he would think things through so as not have to double back or do things over. This also led him to have no interest in school from the first grade on. It was all Kathleen and I could do to help him graduate from High School and we did it. It was a struggle for us, but as all things with Richard, a nice struggle. No yelling and screaming that normally accompany a parent teenager disagreement. He had such an easy gentle way about him. He would have us do things for him (usually revolving around food) without any fuss. He’d say come on Pops, let’s have Panda Express and even though I didn’t want to, we’d have Panda Express. Even as he was getting older, Richard would come up to me if I was sitting on the couch, on the computer or watching TV and lay his head on my shoulder. I miss that. A lot.

From a young age Richard was always friendly and never confrontational. That’s not to say that he would let his brothers beat on him. He stood up for himself. Richard discovered early on that asking for forgiveness was much better than asking for permission. In some cases, not even letting us know what he was doing. I’ll never forget talking story with one of my friends in Haleiwa, HI. She was proudly showing me a video of her teenage son free diving in caves, actually lava tubes, in an area called Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. When I was looking closer I noticed that her son’s friend freediving with him looked familiar. It was Richard! What? I couldn’t believe it, but I should have. He loved the adventure and knew that if he had asked me for permission, the answer was more likely to be no than anything or there would be some other restrictions.

He moved to Hawaii to be with me, his dad. That was his sophomore year in High School. After about a week of paperwork he finally started school. I warned him that at the new school, he’s the Hauli from the mainland and he may be eating lunch alone for a week or so. Richard came home from his first day of school and proudly reported that not only did he not eat lunch alone, he had lunch with many new friends, most have now been friends for life. As a testament to his character, all his friends from preschool, grammar school, high school, sports, skateboarding and work are still his friends today. There are countless examples of Richard making friends and just knowing how to make others feel comfortable around him. He was at ease hanging out with adults, friends his own age, children and seniors. It didn’t matter to Richard.

He loved becoming an electrician. Richard’s boss became one of Richard’s good friends and one of his coworkers was his one of his best friends. Richard would typically eat dinner at his boss’ house after a long day at work. Last September Richard and I went to a Raiders game with his coworkers. It was so cool, knowing that Richard was happy in his career and loved his coworkers and we all love the Raiders.

Survivors are many. His Father Dan Moss, Mother Julie Elden, Step-Mother Kathleen Penfold and Hanai Dad Dave Gibbs. Siblings, Tom Spurgeon, Erin & Erik Wurster, William Moss and Nick Moss, Hanai sister & brother Nicole & Brit Espinoza. Other survivors are his Grandmothers, Mildred Grigsby & Gwen Penfold, Grandfather & Grandmother, John & Joan Elden. Uncles and Aunties include Stephen & Laurie Moss, Kevin & Marlene Moss, Beth & Dale Ford, Debbie & Rich Fisher, Lindy Penfold & Joe Norton, Leslie & Terry Lambert, Greg & Cricket Elden and Diana Baca.

Richard William Moss October 11, 1994 – May 25,2017

There are many more survivors. I’m going to list as many as possible. Nieces and nephew, Kaitlyn Wurster, Alexa Wurster, Taylor Wurster & Gavin Wurster. Cousins: Anathea Fitzgerald, Carolina Fitzgerald, Ephraim Fitzgerald, Morgan Fitzgerald, Nabie Haden Espinosa, Elisabeth & Cameron Diegle, Giavanna Diegle, Francesca Diegle, Brigham Diegle, Diana & Samuel Spears, Boston Spears, Bennett Spears, David Moss, Ellen Ford, Emma Ford, Olivia Ford, Brett & Jessi Belvel, Michael Belvel, Megan & Brian Callaghan, Travis & Alexia Fisher, Reed Fisher, Deanna & Sean Fratellone, Amelia Fisher, Carly Fisher, Andrew Fisher, Charley Elden, Keith Elden, Storm Baca and Tricia Elden. As well as many many friends on the Coast in California where he lived recently and in Hawaii. Some of those friends include Kulia Schmidt, Braden Holden, Sunny Berlin, Trevor Cuzick, Eric Brovarney, Devlan Rocha, Stirling Goulet, Willie McCord, Josh Richards, Greg Felde, Jose Cruz, Sylvestre Cruz and many, many more.

In addition, Richard’s extended Ohana (Family in Hawaiian), numbers in the thousands now because the search for him brought us all together.

We wish to thank all of you that have helped in any way to find Richard, when we were unsure of his whereabouts and now that we have focused the search in the ocean. You’ve contributed your time, financially, shared your miles, loaned equipment, vessels, some of you have been injured on the searches and in many other ways. We are overwhelmed by the number of good, solid people that there are in the world and we count ourselves as blessed. We sincerely appreciate everything and we’re glad to count you in as our Ohana.

We will have 2 Memorials/Celebrations of Life. One on August 27th from 12-5 at Long Branch in Half Moon Bay, CA. The other will be at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa Hawaii on September 10th from 12-5.

In Lieu of Flowers, a donation can be made in Richard’s name to: The Tony Hawk Foundation God bless you all and God bless Richard
Below are some memories of Richard from his loved ones:

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