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Why I started San Mateo County News

Why I started To inform the residents of important stories that affect the average citizen who lives in the County. To eliminate Prosecutorial Misconduct, Law Enforcement Misconduct. I didn’t want to be in the News and Information business, or to get scoops on big stories. Here is an example I shared this information with all Medias covering SMC, with the hope that some of the reporters/editors would cover the James (Jim) McGee (a former Redwood City Police Officer and member of the SWAT TEAM himself) Domestic Violence Arrest after a 17 hour standoff with San Mateo County Sheriff Office Swat TEAM on August 9, 2018.

I live in Monterey County now, I attended the Court Sept. 27, 2018. None of the people below did. Welcome to San Mateo County.

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    To:Michael Stogner
    Sep 24 at 3:57 PM

    No, there is a single charge of 148 PC.

    From: Michael Stogner []
    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 3:57 PM
    To: Karen Guidotti <>
    Subject: Re: RE: RE: RE: Jim McGee case

    Is there a DV charge?

    On Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:18:00 PM PDT, Karen Guidotti <> wrote:

    Yes, our office has filed one count of 148(a)(1) PC.   I do not see a docket number in the court’s Odyssey system yet.


    From: Michael Stogner []

    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:00 PM
    To: Karen Guidotti <>
    Subject: Re: RE: RE: Jim McGee case

    Hello Karen.

    Just checking is there a case number yet? and have Any Charges been file as of today?

    Thank You


    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:51:59 AM PDT, Karen Guidotti <> wrote:

    The next court date for McGee is in two weeks, not one.  It’s 9/27.

    From: Michael Stogner []
    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:31 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <>
    Subject: Re: RE: Jim McGee case

    Thank You

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:23:47 AM PDT, Karen Guidotti <> wrote:

    Not yet.  The DDA was waiting for some information that she did not receive in time for today’s court date.  Apparently the DDA and defense attorney have agreed that they will postpone the McGee’s first appearance for one week.


    From: Michael Stogner []

    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:06 AM
    To: Karen Guidotti <>
    Subject: Jim McGee case

    Good morning Karen.

    Did your office file and charges against him?

    Thank You

    Michael G. Stogner

    San Mateo County

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World Surf League (WSL) Equal Prize Money to Women starting in 2019 Season.

That took a lot longer than it should have.  Congratulations.

World Surf League is announcing that it will award equal prize money to male and female surfers for every WSL event in the 2019 season and beyond, making it the first and only U.S.–based sport league to achieve pay equality.

Sabrina Brennan a San Mateo County Elected Official, She is a commissioner on the SMC Harbor District has been on the right side of this effort from the very beginning, never wavering no pun intended. Voters remember that when the times comes.

Mavericks is located on San Mateo County’s Coast, It is a dangerous wave at times.

Sabrina Brennan Quote: “It’s amazing what four women professional big-wave surfers, a Harbor Commissioner and one pro bono attorney can accomplish!”


We Won the Fight for Inclusion, a Women’s Division, and Equal Pay!

On Sept 5, 2018, the World Surf League agreed to full prize money equality across all global WSL controlled events.

  • Starting in 2018, equal prize money will be awarded in the Big Wave Tour.
  • The season schedule for the 2018-2019 Big Wave Tour Women’s Division will include the Mavericks Challenge and the Pe’ahi Challenge.
  • In 2019, the Championship Tour, the Longboard Tour, and the World Junior Championships will be awarded equal prize money.


Bianca Valenti, Co-Founder, Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing

Today is a great milestone, a true testament of how strong we (CEWS) are standing in solidarity. Paying men and women equally is about accountability. I’m glad the WSL is choosing to be on the right side of history. Power to the people!

Keala Kennelly, Co-Founder, Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing

This is something I have been fighting for my entire career. I didn’t know if I would see it in my lifetime. Thank you WSL for setting the standard for equality in sports and for letting future generations of women know that they have a place in the world and that their gender doesn’t make them less than.

Andrea Moller, Co-Founder, Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing

Equality is something that people talk about but few fight for. I’ve been guilty of that myself, choosing silence to prevent loosing a sponsorship or an opportunity to compete. It killed me to see talented women, who sacrificed more than men, earn less than half the prize money. Those who argued that pay was based on the percentage of athletes blocked women from winning the battle for equality. Men in competitive surfing have always outnumbered women and equal pay will encourage greater participation by women.

I’m proud of everything CEWS has achieved. Our group was formed from the heart, not to jeopardize anyone, not to create animosity between men and women, but yes to simply have EQUAL opportunities. Together we are all stronger. The whole sport is going to benefit from equality. I’m in awe that the day has finally arrived. I’m proud of the WSL for stepping up and showing the whole world that equality is possible – and appropriate.

Paige Alms, Co-Founder, Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing

I have never been so proud to be a part of an organization that is setting the standard for sport! This is a culmination of a lot of hard work, from a lot of people, for a very long time! I thank the WSL for creating equality for future generations! This is huge!!!


We thank the women surfers who stood together, united in demanding equality and pay equity and who would not back down from threats of cancelling surf contests if they didn’t accept less money.

We thank the California Coastal Commission members and staff who have worked tirelessly to bring equality to the use of state resources for the Mavericks Surf Contest.

We thank the California State Lands Commission members and staff for their work in bringing equality to the publicly owned sovereign lands of California.


Founded in 2016, CEWS is comprised of stakeholders and advocates in support of female professional surfing. We provide resources for women surfers, and most importantly, we seek to make surfing accessible for athletes and recreational surfers.

I’m very pleased with the World Surf League’s evolution to more equitable and fair surf competitions.

Thank you,
San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
Co-Founder of the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing

By Michael G. Stogner


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San Mateo Daily Journal refuses to post this comment.

Update August 31, 2018 My comment is now online at SMDJ.

I submitted this comment about 7 AM today. If anyone else is being censored by this advertising business send me you comments and I’ll publish here.

Supervisor David Canepa leaves out some important history about Seton funding and staffing the YES on Measure A campaign back in 2012. The 1/2 cent sales tax estimated to produce $60M per year and last for 10 years. It produced over $80M. That was the measure the Grand Jury reported on stating the County Leaders lied to the voters about a deficit that didn’t exist.

Here is todays opinion by San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa. He should also disclose how much money Seton received since the Measure A campaign 2011-12.

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