Thursday, July 28, 2011

Coto's Khalda Development, Gun Control and an Audience with the King

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Coto de caza, CA - We started to look at the proposed Khalda development from a gun control perspective, as the property is currently zoned for a gun club, but a zoning request with the county, if approved would change it to residential use only. In the process, we learnt that Lee Ann Miller is vehemently opposed to the potential rezoning change.

We tried to reach Ms. Miller and asked her to comment, but we have not heard from her. On the other hand, it seems that the CZ Master Association board of directors is a house divided. Xochitl Yocham wants to extend Ms. Miller an invitation to attend today’s CZ Master Association’s executive session to discuss the Khalda Development, because according to Ms. Yocham ..” Ms. Miller’s reputation of being extremely difficult..” but the invite is intended to “..diffuse any animosity toward the BODthat may happened at our next general session.” However, Lyle is not as condescending and thinks that a meeting with the board may be likened to a meeting with the King, as “..we do not owe Ms. Miller anything, let alone a meeting with the board.”

What has Ms. Miller so upset, according to Bob Varo is that she “..may be able to see one or two of the proposed seven homes from her property. The estimated distance from her property line to the closes new home is approximately 600 feet.”

As of this writing, we do not know if the county will approve the rezoning request. We also do not know if the CZ Master association will continue to add to the $3 million/year+ subsidies by subsidizing the new development, if approved. The only take away seems to be that if you raise a stink at CZ Master association general meeting, you may just get a special audience with the King.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Microbiology 101 – Parasites

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - According to a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, at least 178 teachers and principals in Atlanta Public Schools cheated to raise student scores on high-stakes standardized tests in  America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal in Atlanta.    Award-winning gains by Atlanta students were based on widespread cheating by teachers and principals, according to  Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

The report on the Atlanta Public Schools, indicates a "widespread" conspiracy by teachers, principals and administrators to fix answers on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), punish whistle-blowers, and hide improprieties. According to  Mayor Kasim Reed. "There is no doubt that systemic cheating occurred on a widespread basis in the school system."

How can this happen?  Easy.  Teachers Unions work hard to elect their political bosses who then, as president Obama so eloquently has said, “the union’s agenda is MY agenda.”  When that happens, teachers write their own meal ticket, get tenure and can do anything they like.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) , one of many we refer to as a parasitic bureaucracy, as of midnight July 22 is furloughing 4000 Workers and consequently, consumers get a break, because House Republicans took a stand against government waste.

Last month, California legislators failed to pass a balanced budget by the constitutional deadline, June 15 and as a result forfeited their pay until a balanced budget was sent to the governor.  Within matter of days, the balanced budget made its way to the governor we know as the Butcher of Sacramento

Lessons learned: You make politicians accountable, they respond immediately.  Because in most cases, there is lack of transparency and accountability, and  there is a symbiotic relationship between unions, lobbyists parasitic bureaucracies and politicians, the results as in the case of Atlanta, are not surprising  – guess how ObamaCare was passed?  This is why we have been calling of a bureaucracy realignment and closure initiative patterned after the military base closures, where some 80% or more of state and federal bureaucracies merge and or close.

The most important result of the initiative is not the savings from closing down the parasitic bureaucracies as much as it is to shut down the shadow economy the symbiotic relationship between the unions, the bureaucracies, lobbyists and politicians that have created the current economic fiasco in the first place – not to mentioned the widespread political corruption.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The National Debt Debate is Mind Over Matter

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – We continue to argue that it is a mistake to raise the national debt limit, and instead posit that the debate is simply mind over matter.  If you put your mind to it, then whomever Obama blames, don’t matter.
For instance, California's Triple threat is 1) Unions, 2) Lobbyists and 3) Parasitic Bureaucracies - we continue to propose a Bureaucracy Realignment and Closure Initiative (BRCI) similar to the one used to close military installations. Using this plan, over 80% of the bureaucracies at the state and national level close or merge.

For example, at the state level, these parasitic bureaucracies can be closed immediately   LAFCO, CLRC, CARB  and others, while at the national level, the Department of Education and the EPA can close immediately.  Some may argue that the savings from shutting down the Palmetto Bugs does not amount to much.  Something similar was said from so-called GOP fiscal conservatives when we argued that earmarks should be banned – RINOS are now singing a different tune. 

However, it is not the savings from closing down the parasitic bureaucracies that matters.  It is the shutting down of the shadow economy the symbiotic relationship between the unions, the bureaucracies, lobbyists and politicians that have created the economic fiasco in the first place.  Guess how ObamaCare came to being?  

Let's be clear, there will not be another historic opportunity to even discuss the BRCI again.

Now, at the national level, the Economic Triple Constraint is 1) ObamaCare 2) Card Check and 3) Cap and Trade.

This is how the National Debt becomes a Mind over Matter - you put your mind to it, do not raise the debt limits, and whomever Obama blames, don’t much matter.

The CotoBuzz Journal rationale was to use the Pareto Analysis (80-20 rule)  to streamline government. The more we looked at it, the more parasites we found. We then found that Sen. MacClintock had a similar view circa 2003

Measure sets up a Bureaucracy Realignment and Closure Commission to identify, downsize or eliminate obsolete state bureaucracie

(Sacramento) – Senate Bill 9 by State Senator Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) was approved today by the California State Senate by a vote of 36 to 0. The bill sets up a Bureaucracy Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) to identify, downsize or eliminate obsolete state government bureaucracies

Friday, July 22, 2011

LA Sheriff's Deputy gets 13 years for assault

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Santa Ana, CA  - Sean Paul Delacerda, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) was sentenced today to 13 years in state prison for assaulting an ex-girlfriend with a firearm after accusing her of cheating and violently holding her against her will at gunpoint in her apartment.

Delacerda, 27, Fullerton, who was a four-year veteran of LASD at the time of the crime, was found guilty by a jury April 14, 2011, of one felony count each of assault with a firearm, kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, and one misdemeanor count of domestic violence battery. The sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a firearm was also found true.

According to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office, on April 18, 2010, Delacerda broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Jane Doe, without the victim's permission. The victim was not home. When Jane Doe arrived home at approximately 4:00 p.m., the defendant asked where she had been and accused of her cheating. He pulled out a firearm loaded with one bullet in the cylinder. Jane Doe became scared and tried to run to the front door, but Delacerda chased her, grabbed her by both arms, and kept her inside. He forced the victim to open her e-mail so that he could read them.

While Delarcerda was reading the e-mails, Jane Doe again tried to run to the front door to escape. The defendant chased after her, tackled her to the ground, and climbed on top of her. He covered the victim's mouth as she screamed. Delarcerda took the firearm with one bullet, pointed it in his mouth, and pulled the trigger while still on top of the victim. The firearm clicked but did not fire. The defendant then pointed the firearm at Jane Doe.

After pointing his firearm at the victim, Delarcerda dragged Jane Doe to her bedroom and pushed her in a closet. He returned to her computer to continue reading her e-mails. While the defendant was distracted, Jane Doe was finally able to run outside and get into her car.

Delacerda ran after the victim, tried to open her locked car door, and banged on her window. He jumped on the hood of her car as she reversed and chased after her as she drove away. Jane Doe called 911 from her car and the defendant was arrested shortly thereafter leaving the area of the victim's home.

During the trial, Delacerda admitted breaking into the victim's home, loading one bullet into his firearm, and waiting 11 hours for Jane Doe to return, but he denied any assault on the victim.

Deputy District Attorney Sandra Nassar of the Family Protection Unit prosecuted this case.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mission Viejo dance instructor guilty of unlawful sexual relationship with minor

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Mission Viejo, CA  - Jason Alan Marian, a  dance instructor was sentenced today to two years and eight months in state prison for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 16-year-old dance student and secretly videotaping several other teen girls after a pool party at his home as they changed in the bathroom, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office.

Marian, 32, Mission Viejo, was found guilty by a jury April 30, 2010, of nine  felony counts including  one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and one misdemeanor count of secretly filming another with the intent to arouse.

In April 2007, Marian and his wife were both dance instructors at Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center. On April 14, 2007, the defendant invited several female dance students, between the ages of 12 and 14, to his home for a party. He set up a Slip 'N Slide in a nearby park for the victims to use in their bathing suits.

After playing in the park, the defendant had the girls come back to his house for a barbecue and swimming. He set up a hidden camera in the bathroom of his house and had the unsuspecting victims change their clothes in the bathroom so as not to ruin the furniture with wet bathing suits. The defendant surreptitiously taped each of the victims as they undressed in full view of the camera with the intention of using the video for sexual gratification.

One of the victims noticed the camera while changing and removed it from the bathroom. She gave it to her parents, who turned it over to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. During a subsequent investigation, officers learned of an unlawful sexual relationship between the defendant and a 16-year-old victim.

Between December 2005 and June 2006, the defendant groomed 16-year-old Jane Doe, a student at Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center. The victim was not a student of the defendant. He offered to assist her with a school science project by taking her to his other job at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. In June 2006, Marian unlawfully engaged  with Jane Doe in his Mission Viejo home.

During the sentencing today, one of the victims who was unknowingly videotaped by Marian in his bathroom gave a victim impact statement to the court and said, "As a 7th grader at 13 years old, I had discovered firsthand what betrayal really was. For the past four years this has always been in the back of my mind. The impact of all that has gone on is indescribable. I have been waiting for this to finally be over and now that it is, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders."

The mother of this victim also addressed the court and said of the defendant, "No one saw it coming. You are the most dangerous of predators because you so carefully manipulated your way into the dance studio and into the families of the victims pretending to be something that you were not. You painted a masterful picture of yourself - someone who was married, someone who befriended many of the families, and someone who had just become a father. On the outside you looked safe.  On the inside, you are a sick man."  

Senior Deputy District Attorney Tony Ferrentino prosecuted this case.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Laguna Woods Rehab Center Worker Charged with Sexual Assault on Minors

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OCDA seeks public's help in identifying potential additional victims

Laguna Woods, CA -  German  DeJesus was charged today  with sexually assaulting two female minors, ages 6 and 8, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA).  DeJesus, 33, Aliso Viejo, is charged with three felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under 14 and a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted on all counts, he faces a sentence ranging from a minimum of 15 years to life to a maximum of 45 years to life in state prison. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims.

On Jan. 17, 2009, 8-year-old Jane Doe #1 went to Palm Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laguna Woods to visit a family member. She was in the waiting room with another relative close to her age. DeJesus, who worked at the facility, is accused of inappropriate contact with Jane Doe #1 and walking away.  A short time later, DeJesus is accused of returning to the waiting room, approaching Jane Doe #1,  and fleeing the scene.

On the night of July 8, 2011, 6-year-old Jane Doe #2 was at the Grand Park in Aliso Viejo for a movie night. DeJesus is accused of approaching Jane Doe #2, who was playing with a relative just 10 feet from her father, and asking her name. He is accused of inappropriate contact with the victim.. The defendant is accused of then fleeing the scene. Jane Doe #2 immediately told her father and the police were contacted. Shortly thereafter, an Orange County Sheriff's deputy arrested DeJesus on his bike riding away from the park.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.

Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Blame Airport Incident on Mind Altering Drugs

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - According to the Orange County Sheriff's (OCSD) office,  at approximately 2:48 p.m. a male subject within the gate areas of John Wayne Airport, approached a uniformed Deputy from behind and temporarily managed to remove the Deputy’s handgun from his holster

The Deputy and a second Sheriff’s Department employee managed to recover the handgun from the subject and take him into-custody. No shots were fired.

Authorities believe this was an isolated incident. The suspect admitted to having consumed narcotics throughout the day. The suspect was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer and was transported to the Orange County Jail. While assisting in the arrest, the Sheriff’s Department employee sustained an injury to his hand and was treated at a local hospital