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San Mateo County Requires Masks in County Facilities.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County has just announced this change. Starting July 26, 2021

July 22, 2021
For Immediate Release County of San Mateo to Require Face Coverings in County Facilities Due to Rise in COVID-19 CasesMasks mandatory as of Monday in County facilities, regardless of vaccination status
Redwood City –Visitors to all indoor County of San Mateo facilities will be required to wear a face covering as of Monday, July 26, due to a troubling rise in coronavirus cases.As case rates rise and the highly transmissible Delta variant is increasingly prevalent, health officers around the Bay Area have recommended that everyone wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The Delta variant, which is more contagious and spreads more easily and quickly than other variants, has become the dominant strain in California and is now responsible for more than 80 percent of cases nationwide.The County of San Mateo, out of an abundance of caution and to protect public health, is requiring face coverings as of Monday for the public when indoors at County offices, clinics and other publicly accessible facilities. The masking requirement is similar to guidelines in place before the state’s June 15, 2021, reopening.“Our deepest condolences go out to all of you who have lost loved ones and friends due to the pandemic,” said County Manager Mike Callagy. “The increasing case numbers are a harsh reminder that we are not done with COVID and COVID is not done with us. Let’s all continue to do our part by getting vaccinated and taking common-sense precautions so we can keep all of us safe.”Although vaccines are proven to be highly effective against COVID-19, County officials said they need to take action now to protect younger children and overall public health as cases rise.On June 15, the day of the state reopening, County Health recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases. That number grew to 74 cases on July 15, and the trend continues to be troublesome.The latest seven-day average of cases per 100,000 people is 5.2. It was 1.3 in mid-June.    The latest test positivity rate is 2.6 percent; the test positivity rate was around 0.4 percent a month ago.To date, County Health has identified 43,444 positive cases of COVID-19 across all of San Mateo County and 584 deaths.A week ago, July 14, there were four people hospitalized with COVID-19. There are now 15 people with COVID-19 in the hospital and six of those are in the intensive care unit.

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Barbara Bonilla in Court today.

By Michael G. Stogner

Barbara Bonilla

Update: Next Court Date is December 7, 2021 She did not appear today, and was not required to.

Barbara Bonilla is in San Mateo County Superior Court today at 1:30 PM. You can listen to the proceeding at 1-206-279-9589 Code 599028

For those who don’t know or don’t remember Barbara Bonilla is/was Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos’s right hand woman for the last 20 years. They worked together at Redwood City Police Department. Her speciality/strength was Fundraising. When Carlos Bolanos left the RWCPD to join his friend Sheriff Greg Munks as the UnderSheriff of San Mateo County in 2007, Barbara Bonilla shortly followed and became employed by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. She was Sheriff Bolanos’s Campaign Manager for the 2018 Campaign for Re-Election.

February 28, 2020 San Mateo County News.com wrote the first article about Sheriff Activities League Executive Director Barbara Bonilla being placed on Administrative Leave and escorted from her office on February 10, 2020.

First Article 2/28/2020

Question for the residents of San Mateo County, How many San Mateo County Employees and Elected Officials knew that Barbara Bonilla was escorted out of her office at SAL Headquarters and was being Investigated for Embezzlement and Money Laundering before I wrote my first article.

I can tell you that Barbara Bonilla, Carlos G. Bolanos, Christina Corpus, and Supervisor Don Horsley did. Not one of them notified the public or the media. Why?

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June 19th is a Federal Holiday.

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy thinks its OK to wait until NEXT year for SMC to act on this. What do you think?

President Joe Biden signed this into law today.

June 19 is a date that marks a pivotal event in our country’s history. While the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, many enslaved Africans were in states where slavery continued or where they didn’t know that they were free. On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger informed more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Texas that they were free, and the 13th Amendment followed on Dec. 8, 1865.

Think about that for a few minutes, It took 2.5 years for the Official word to get passed on to 250,000 Slaves in Texas. Lets not waste one more second. Lets share the history of this Country.

Black Lives Matter! Act Like It San Mateo County Government.

SMC County Manager Mike Callagy

Menlo Park Juneteenth Celebration

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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.

Welcome to San Mateo County

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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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USA COVID-19 Deaths predicted by the Crimson Contagion Functional Exercise 2019, is realized 586,000

By Michael G. Stogner

Sad day, the United States of America has hit the number of Deaths predicted in the 2019 Nine month exercise put on by the Trump Administration. If you look at the last page of the NYT article you will see the San Mateo County Health Department participated.

Confirmed per e-mail from Louise Rogers

Louise Rogers <lrogers@smcgov.org>To:Michael Callagy,michaelgstogner@yahoo.comCc:Travis Kusman,Srija SrinivasanMon, Feb 22 at 3:02 PM

Per your request,

Chad Henry, EMS Operations Manager, attended the Crimson Contagion event described in the attached August 13-16, 2019.

Louise Rogers

Crimson Contagion Functional Exercise of 2019

Later Crimson Contagion Exercise of 2019 Document

Bottom of page 10, 586,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.

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USA COVID-19 Deaths predicted by the Crimson Contagion Functional Exercise 2019, is realized 586,000

By Michael G. Stogner

Sad day, the United States of America has hit the number of Deaths predicted in the 2019 Nine month exercise put on by the Trump Administration. If you look at the last page of the NYT article you will see the San Mateo County Health Department participated.

Confirmed per e-mail from Louise Rogers

Louise Rogers <lrogers@smcgov.org>To:Michael Callagy,michaelgstogner@yahoo.comCc:Travis Kusman,Srija SrinivasanMon, Feb 22 at 3:02 PM

Per your request,

Chad Henry, EMS Operations Manager, attended the Crimson Contagion event described in the attached August 13-16, 2019.

Louise Rogers

Crimson Contagion Functional Exercise of 2019

Later Crimson Contagion Exercise of 2019 Document

Bottom of page 10, 586,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.

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Maya Brady is Marueen Brady’s Daughter.

By Michael G. Stogner

The Brady Family is a San Mateo County Family. I took my daughter China E. Stogner R.I.P. to Maureen Brady for pitching lessons a long time ago. We all knew what an exceptional athlete Maureen Brady was. Now the fun of watching #7 for UCLA as a Freshman. Last night she hit the longest Home Run I and others have EVER seen. What a thrill to watch. Tonight game time is 4:30 UCLA against Arizona.

Maya Brady Youtube

Maya Brady Youtube

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Daly City Government Silent on Roger Allen’s Homicide by Police. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

Government was complicit. The police were racist. The FBI was, in the most charitable analysis, dangerously disengaged. Americans were mostly complacent. This is part of what systemic racism is about.

The above is from an article in the LATIMES today titled:

Brutality the government let happen in Alabama” by NICHOLAS GOLDBERG

This certainly describes the entire Elected Officials and Staff of Daly City, California today.

Any one of the Council Members could have stood up to City Manager Shawnna Maltbie and said this is wrong.

Not one of them did. Why would any elected official go along with this? Simple, getting re-elected is more important than Roger Allen’s Homicide by the Daly City Police Department.

Here is what we know on April 7, 2021 Roger Allen R.I.P. was shot in his chest and was killed at the crime scene by somebody. We know he was handcuffed by DCPD Officer Rosa Brenes and she had her knee on Roger Allen’s back. The last thing he said was “I can’t breathe”. This information comes from Talika Flecther not from the Daly City Government.

I believe the entire leadership of Daly City should be removed and replaced with Good Human Beings. Every one of them have had plenty of time to do the right thing and I’m not just talking about Roger Allen’s Homicide. Daly City should have had Body Worn Cameras (BWC) since 2003 when Atherton Police Department got them.

Here is what Jeff Regan said about Daly City Government: “You can RECALL a city council.”

Jeff Regan May 11, 2021 at 8:34 am

Public comment about any subject should be at the beginning of city council meetings. Then, public comment for each agendized item. Daly City not having body and dash cameras, their lack of transparency regarding a police homicide and making residents wait several hours for public comment are done intentionally to thwart democracy and the rights of the citizens who pay the salaries of city staff, and police department personnel. Where is the council oversight? Why do voters put up with this? You can’t recall a city manager, but you can recall a city council.

Every Elected Official in San Mateo County should know who Jeff Regan is, when he says something he means it.

FC Watchdog Recalled Foster City Mayor Herb Perez

Here is the complete LATIMES article.

Brutality the government let happen in Alabama

NICHOLAS GOLDBERG

In the spring of 1961, a group of Black and white civil rights activists set off on a trip through the American South, aiming to test recent federal court rulings banning racial discrimination in interstate travel. They sat where they pleased on the buses they rode. They entered the waiting rooms in the terminals, sought service in the depot restaurants and used the bathrooms.

Mundane as that may sound today, an article on these pages a few days ago described the vicious welcome the first Freedom Riders received. The author, a 12-year-old girl at the time, watched as one of the two buses carrying the activists from Atlanta arrived on May 14 in Anniston, Ala. An angry mob of Ku Klux Klansmen forced the Greyhound bus off the road, firebombed it and beat the escaping passengers bloody.

Yet, shocking as those events were 60 years ago, I’m even more disturbed by what happened to the second bus — the Trailways bus that left Atlanta just an hour later that day with seven Freedom Riders aboard headed to Birmingham, Ala. The story of that second bus resonates troublingly today, as Americans focus once again on this country’s history of systemic racism and on the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement.

On the face of it, the riders on the two buses met similar fates. The Trailways bus got to Birmingham, and like the Greyhound bus at Anniston it was met by a mob of white men armed with pipes, baseball bats and chains. Brutal beatings left the Freedom Riders and some bystanders bloody, groggy and battered. One needed 53 stitches. Nine were hospitalized.

But what the riders didn’t know was that the plan to meet them — and stop them — had not been hatched by the KKK alone, but in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department. Acting on the orders of Eugene “Bull” Connor, the city’s 63-year-old, ultra-segregationist public safety commissioner, police officials had held secret meetings with the leaders of the Eastview klavern of the Klan. Not only did they hand over the Freedom Riders’ itinerary, but they also promised the Klansmen 15 to 20 minutes to do what they would at the bus station before police arrived.

“I don’t give a damn if you beat them, bomb them, murder or kill them,” said Det. Sgt. Tom Cook, who handled “racial matters” for the force.

The collusion of the Birmingham police is reprehensible, but perhaps not so surprising. As many histories of the era point out, the department under Connor was notorious for its antipathy to integrationists and “out-of-town meddlers.” Two years later, its fire hoses and police dogs became worldwide symbols of violent Southern resistance to racial justice.

But what is as troubling is that J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI were also aware of the plan to turn a blind eye to the violence.

The FBI had an informant in the Eastview klavern. Gary Thomas Rowe was a 28-year-old machinist who had dropped out of school in the eighth grade but always wanted to be a law enforcement officer. Rowe, a confidant of the Klan leaders, was aware of the scheme to allow the extra 15 or 20 minutes — in fact, he helped organize it — and he contacted his handlers at the bureau.

He told the FBI of the planned attack. He described the conspiracy with police. His report was forwarded to headquarters in Washington.

You’d think that would have stopped the attack in its tracks. Hoover and the FBI were responsible for upholding federal law. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy had promised in a speech just a week earlier that his brother’s administration would not “stand aloof” but would enforce civil rights statutes.

FBI officials could have stopped the violence, or they could at least have warned the Freedom Riders.

But they opted not to. Later, on the defensive, FBI officials fell back on the excuse that the bureau’s role in local law enforcement matters was limited to intelligence gathering. But in truth, Hoover himself always viewed the civil rights movement as communist-inspired and repeatedly sought to undermine it.

So the attack went forward. Rowe, the FBI informant, was an active participant. Connor lied to the news media when he said the police were slow to show up because it was Mother’s Day and officers were home with their families.

The role of the police and the FBI stayed secret until 14 years later, when Rowe discussed it in testimony before Congress — and it has mostly been forgotten since then.

“In hindsight,” reads the chillingly blasé language of a Department of Justice report on the matter, “it is indeed unfortunate that the bureau did not take additional action to prevent the violence, such as notifying the Attorney General or the U.S. Marshals Service, who might have been able to do something.”

Yes, it is unfortunate.

These are old stories now. The Jim Crow South is part of history. But after the George Floyd protests, as the U.S. reckons again with policing and racial justice, the events of May 1961 are worth remembering.

And one of their lessons is this: It’s not enough to celebrate the heroism of the Freedom Riders, or to condemn the depravity and violence of the white supremacists who came to meet them.

Government was complicit. The police were racist. The FBI was, in the most charitable analysis, dangerously disengaged. Americans were mostly complacent. This is part of what systemic racism is about.

The Freedom Riders set out to awaken the slumbering conscience of the country.

Six decades later, undeniable progress has been made, but we’re still waking up.

@Nick_Goldberg

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CDC Masks Good News

By Michael G. Stogner

“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities large or small without wearing a mask or physical distancing,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said.

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