Friday, June 29, 2012

Josh Moran Goes on the Gene Goss Radio Show to Attack Koerber, MacGillivray

I don't know if you have listened much to Radio Fishbowl, but I spend a lot of time there. The eclectic mix of music is wide ranging and well considered, and as spoiled as I am about such things after a quarter of a century in the music business, I have to admit to being quite impressed. Obviously the folks behind this internet radio station have an encyclopedic knowledge of music that even includes classical, which I personally love. I actually tune in most evenings while I write Tattler posts. I am listening as I type right now.

There is also a comedy talk show on The Fishbowl that I have come to enjoy. The brainchild of Rich Johnson, Barry Schwam and Lisa Bowman, it's a chatty program called the "Trivia and Comedy Radio Program." It has a gentle old time radio feel that is quite enjoyable. You almost expect Charlie McCarthy or W.C. Fields to show up at the studio and sit in. And you know they are serious about this because they not only have a website that you can check out by clicking here, but they also have a flyer up in the window at Beantown.

The topic of our post today, however, is the Radio Fishbowl political talk show of former City Council candidate and big tax advocate Gene Goss. It is a highly partisan effort that reminds me a bit of the old Downtown Dirt website in that only club members are allowed in. The guests are exclusively from that corner of the political zoo, and all of them have decried the divisiveness of politics in Sierra Madre while on Gene's show. Which is kind of hilarious if you think about it.

The show is entitled "Village Intersections," a name that I would not have chosen because of its linguistic proximity to "Village Idiots." Making it an unfortunate choice in my opinion. When you give a name to something that you are going to put a lot of your time into, you do need to think about things like that. Guests have included the likes of Susan Henderson, Carol Canterbury and, much to my delight, Mayor Josh Moran. Delight because his appearance on the episode of Gene's show that I heard this evening has given me something meaty to write about.

Gene Goss has adopted a folksy "aw shucks" kind of demeanor for his show, and only pitches the softest of soft ball questions to his carefully selected guests. His voice has a flat western drawl to it that reminds me a lot of the speaking style of the late William Burroughs, author of such 1950s and '60s beatnik classics as Naked Lunch and Nova Express. Except, of course, in his radio appearances William Burroughs didn't drop references to the Little League every 10 minutes or so.

Despite the efforts of his handlers to dress him up, Josh Moran is still very much the wild child uber development pitbull he was back in 2006 when he attempted to launch a boycott against Sierra Madre businesses that dared to advertise in a newspaper that published opinions he did not favor.

His boycott statement, which was posted on the DowntownDirt.com message board, is still available on the old "Sierra Madre Radicals and Assorted Characters" blog. You can check it out by clicking here. This is what Josh had to say in September of 2006:

"... most of the businesses that advertise in the Weekly, or better yet Weakly (like that one?) have no idea a boycott is afoot. Simply not using someone's services without saying anything to them will do no good. If it is to be effective, you have to get the word out, otherwise people will continue to advertise like they always have. So we've got to write letters or make phonecalls to all of the advertisers letting them know that should they continue to advertise in the Weakly, a large group of concerned citizens will not use their services."

Pretty extremist stuff. Now it is nearly 6 years later and apparently Josh's anger at those who do not share his opinion of the Green Committee (or Commission if Josh has his way) has caused him to act out on the radio in an equally radical way.

Last night, while Gene Goss sat by making agreeable noises, Josh Moran launched a 5 minute tirade against former Mayor MaryAnn MacGillivray and current Councilmember Chris Koerber that is one for the record books. Never in the time that I have lived in Sierra Madre have I heard a sitting Mayor go on the attack like Josh did on the Village Intersections show. Using such uncivil terminology as "right wing extremists," Josh attempted to paint a picture of political radicals bent on taking down the Green Committee and its caring and sharing agenda for set and unreasonable ideological reasons.

What neither Josh nor his eager enabler Mr. Goss dared to mention is the real reason why so many people in this community are concerned about the motives of the Green Committee and its UN authored "Accords." That being the high-density transit village style stack and pack development that is at the core of its agenda. Rather ironically this is the exact same kind of DSP style development that Josh Moran was such a passionate advocate for back in 2006 when he was busily organizing a boycott against Sierra Madre's business community.

Here is what the Green Committee's United Nations authored "Accords" have to say about their plans for big ugly downtown redevelopment in Sierra Madre:

"Adopt urban planning principles and practices that advance higher density, mixed use, walkable, bikeable, and disabled-accessible neighborhoods, which coordinate land use and transportation with open space systems for recreation and ecological restoration."

Sound familiar? This is exactly the same sort of advocacy that led to the kinds of high density mixed-use development you can now find only partially occupied and perpetually on the real estate market in such towns as Pasadena and Rancho Cucamonga. It is this style of generic redevelopment that the residents of Sierra Madre rejected when they voted Measure V into existence in 2007.

Apparently Josh Moran has never gotten over that loss. And today he remains the same wild child radical that tried to hurt Sierra Madre businesses because they advertised in a newspaper that dared to publish articles that opposed an over-developed and stylistically generic downtown. All so that people he is personally close to can make a lot of money.

Josh, who was on something of a roll at this point, then shared with Gene Goss his views on the upcoming City Council deliberations of the Kensignton and Measure V. In Josh's own words, Measure V was "only written for condos." He also stated that there would be a public vote on the matter, but he wasn't certain what kind of vote it would be.

Apparently our highly compensated City Attorney has not instructed the Mayor of Sierra Madre that he needs to follow the letter of the law just like the rest of us. And that if he doesn't follow the law, which in this case is voter approved Measure V, he would then clearly be engaging in criminal behavior. California is a state whose Constitution does not favor politicians who would attempt to steal the people's right to cast a legitimate vote. It is considered to be a bad thing. This isn't North Korea.

Just in case anyone is wondering who the true radical might be.

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109 comments:

  1. senator blutarskiJune 29, 2012 at 5:46 AM

    Josh a green? Is it possible that our beer guzzling, non-achieving, reverse mortgage hawking, frat boy of a mayor really gives a rip about the environment? If he did he would cease guzzling suds and filling our air with co2 out of one end and methane out of the other. And do you know how long it takes for a Coors can to degrade? Nah. He just wants to build condos for mommie to flip.

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  2. So where is Josh going to be on the 4th? Is it the dunk tank or the drunk tank?

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    1. Never the drunk tank the Sierra Madre Police Department wants a raise so they will drive him home. That is why Josh only drinks in Sierra Madre, he can't afford a DUI.

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  3. Bart Doyle aka the Troll, is under Federal investigation for his involvement in El Monte concerning a transportation corridor. Bart and his minions aka Rob Stockly, Doug Haze, Kathy Childs and Glen Lamdin to mention a few are, have financial interest on East Montecito where a transportation corridor is slanted to be placed. Follow the money and the corruption comes bleeding out, GREEN. Just call it a Green Commission. Call East Montecito a green stack and pack condo corridor where buses stop by every hour or so. That way the Dirt can make their Green Backs. All is now beautiful in Green Town Sierra Madre.

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  4. The only thing green these idiots care about is the kind they fold and put in their wallets.

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  5. Radio Dirtbowl.

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  6. Shows how insecure Hizzoner is. Why would one need to attack Mary Ann, who lost the election? Is Josh a misogynist, as well?

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  7. Josh has a thin skin and the nasty disposition that usually goes along with it.

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  8. I bet Mr. Moran's phone will be busy today. His handlers will have to keep a shorter leash on him. Spontaneous conversation that is broadcast could be very harmful. This is not a guy who can be discrete outside of the tightly controlled scripts he follows at the council meetings.

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  9. Josh and Goss: a phony "professor" and lightweight "mayor." What did we do to deserve the likes of these?

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    1. He's not a phony professor - he has that job. In fact, he is kind of a typical academic. They tend to think well of themselves.

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    2. He is a community college teacher. The term "professor" being borrowed from the university system in which professorship is earned starting with a Ph.D., and a rigorous, competitive, 7 year tenure process. At the community college the term "professor" means one has taught without distinction, publication, or any particular achievement for about 10 years. It's a term that accompanies a step-raise.

      Calling a community college teacher a professor is an insult to real professors. Just ask one.

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    3. No snob like an academic snob.
      Kissinger said that the politics in academics were so vicious because the stakes were so small.

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    4. In the troubled economic times we live in, more than one published PhD has taken a position with a community college. Would it be appropriate to address them as "Almost Professor"?

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    5. 9:20, how about Sort of Professorial, just to be on the safe side.

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  10. That's what happens when Josh tries to talk in public without his study committee.

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  11. How dare this little creep, Moran, attack two fine people, MaryAnn MacGillivray and Chris Koerber!!!!!!

    Who would you rather have managing your finacial affairs (or any other interests), Josh Moran or MaryAnn MacGillivray? Josh Moran or Chris Koerber?
    I sure know my answer!

    No way would I trust anything to the likes of Josh Moran or Nancy Walsh.
    It still is mind boggling that the naive voters in this town, Sierra Madre, voted for these two village idiots, Moran and Walsh.
    If they weren't so troublsome and dangerous, due to their puppeteer, Bart (Titan) Doyle, they would be laughable.

    I won't be listening to Josh Moran or Gene Goss's radio "comedy" show, Crawford....nothing funny about either of these two.

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  12. Goss' reputation enhancement is one of the things that makes me believe that the Dirts and Downtown Investment Club have paid political consultants.
    Goss has nothing to contribute to the Library Board or a radio show, except agreeable noises, but that's not the point - the point is getting his name to be known.
    When the casual voter looks at a ballot, and sees a name he or she has heard repeatedly, there's a chance that name will get the vote.

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    1. This is true, 8:08.

      To all Tattler readers and posters who aren't dirts:

      Never mention this man's name again, in print or otherwise.

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    2. Kind of unrealistic, 8:08. Everything needs to be discussed.

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  13. It does not matter if a couple of people do not listen to his radio show. What matters if the people who listen BELIEVE them. This is propaganda. Thanks Crawford for enlightening us...

    Now we have the copy cat hair brain emotional Glenda and Rushbo in Sierra Madre, blabbering away, attacking with no rational, common sense or any care about the long term affect they are leaving behind. Let's hope it has a ricochet affect.

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  14. Not surprised. Heard Josh did this type of bullying as a kid and was never stopped.

    Children who bullied other's grow up to be adults who bully others.

    He is popular with the most insecure of adults who need attention and still have a pre-teen existing condition.

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  15. was the show broadcast from the Buc?

    it would give it some creditablity.

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  16. Yes 8:41, you got it right.

    You only have to look Josh's associates/friends/roommates.
    This is what they are-- very insecure disfunctional types.
    It's very well known, this is true.

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  17. is this a pattern in Sierra Madre

    childish Mayor's?

    Mosca and now Moran

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    1. It gets worse. Nancy Walsh, who is even less qualified than those two, is next. You have to wonder if Sierra Madre as we have always known it can survive these people.

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    2. Yes, 8:52, and don't forget our mayor pro-tem is in her SECOND CHILDHOOD. SIGH
      There are only two ADULTS on the city council.
      John Capoccia and Chris Koerber.

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    3. The question is 8:59, can Sierra Madre survive Sierra Madre voters.....how in the "bleep" could people have voted for this Moran creature and this unfortunate Nancy Walsh woman?

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    4. Mosca victim campaign took in the chumps. Remember when Josh and Nancy were supposed to be "civil?" Turned out to be something quite the opposite.

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    5. Two of the nastiest individuals to ever hold elective office in Sierra Madre.

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    6. I wonder if dancin' Nancy made Goss sign an affidavit that if he doesn't perform up to her standards on the Library Board then she can just "take him out!"

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  18. The City needs to hire a consultant to analyze Josh and Nancy.

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  19. The council votes as to the next Mayor! Make a great case why nasty nancy is not in the best intrests of our town and make council vote. It is not a forgone deal we have to put up with her moving up to mayor

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  20. CIVIL was a cover-up. She was told to say that, but there was no sincerity and no proof that she meant it. Nancy has been a puppet and it is obvious. She isn't even embarrassed. Pathetic she is unable to read social cues. She needs to save face..........the characteristics of 11-14 year olds. Ya gotta feel sorry for her that she is being used and is clueless. Just watch her body language.

    She was as jealous of MaryAnn, as Joe was as jealous of Kurt. What a horrible mess. No governing, just personal insecurities/issues.

    The reason there is a radio show to lash out and feel good/power.

    The politics of power/the power of politics. Nothing about the people.
    Neither read Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, nor The Adams Brothers.

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  21. Josh - must have enough common sense and intelligence. He graduated with high honors from Claremont McKenna College. Then was a teacher at Flintride Prep Academy for over 10 years. You have to be a pretty sensible person to achieve that. I wonder if he was fired at Flintridge Prep. Through the years I have observed him. Almost bought a home from him. My impression of him was he was one of those "native" Sierra Madrean types that feel entitled to get what they want. Ive observed his behavior at Lucky Baldwins which is quite childish. He seems to know everyone and to be a likeable guy. If I was mayor though I wouldnt be drinking in public.Josh is quite connected in town to the real estate supremacy of Webb Martin and his mother holds him in high regard of course. Seems to me all of Josh's connections truly love Sierra Madre and have long time roots here. Whether you like him or not I trust that he would not be making decisions that would destroy our town and create an Orange County cookie cutter community like someone previously posted.

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    1. That is a lot of trust, 9:34. I'm not sure his record justifies it. That whole clan looks like a bunch of small town real estate hustlers to me. I doubt there is much more to Josh than that.

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    2. nice try,mommy...

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    3. Ask Josh why he was "let go" at Flintridge Prep. It's an interesting story.

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    4. Intellectual capability can be compromised by self-destructive habits.

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    5. I hear Josh is a bit of a slut.

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  22. I am curious as to why Carol Canterbury jumped ship from Webb Martin to Prudential. She is one of them (Webb Martin real estate hustlers who support high density mixed use housing)I spoke to one past realtor from WM and he was saying the politics there was so thick and cut throat that he quit. Must be pretty stressful being one of them.

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    1. Perhaps because there is no more Webb Martin? It was bought out by Dickson Podley a few years back and briefly carried Judy Webb-Martin to bring in former clients. Carol Canterbury didn't jump ship; she was a victim of the purge that frequently follows such takeovers.

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    2. Yes, Dickson Podley let her go and Prudential picked her up...

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  23. My funniest Carol moment. She was sitting in front of the Prudential with a copy of the Sierra Madre Weekly open on her lap, looking like she was going to cry. For this woman there is no distance between local politics and reality.

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  24. @9:34 - I have a classification system for people:

    Josh Moran is a Smart/Stupid

    Nancy Walsh is a Stupid/Stupid

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    1. Some verification of that: Appointed Bart Doyle to PUSD redistricting and Gene Goss to the Library Board.

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    2. I thought Buchanan appointed Bart Doyle to PUSD redistricting. Gene Goss/Library was a 3:2 vote. Don't give the Moron more credit than is due, it only inflates his ego even more.

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  25. Judy Webb Martin must have laughed all the way to the bank" after being bought out. Perfect timing just after the housing market crash. She seems to be quite quiet these days. Probably lying low with all her money. Maybe she'd pick up the short fall on some of the mortgage values that were over inflated in town. I know to many young couples who have bought homes in town and have lost over $200K in value. It'll take their life time to break even. $825K for a 2 bd 1 bath 1300 sf. Why would a realtor allow a client to pay such a price.

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    1. Laughing indeed. Leaving all of her former agents high and dry. Lovely woman. Contributed to just about every cause in town while she was flying high. Nasty old bat.

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    2. The only realtor in town to take a stand against hillside development. The only one.

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    3. From Podley website:

      Realtor since 1975, Owner/Broker of Webb-Martin Realtors since 1987 till 2008 President of Arcadia Asso. of Realtors 1994, Involved in leadership for 15 years in various positions and chairmanships. Active in the village of Sierra Madre for over 30 years. President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Sierra Madre PTA, Commissioner for Seniors Citizens, Historical Preservation and other committees. Citizen of the Year 1998, Outstanding Business of Sierra Madre 2006. Merged with Dickson Podley 2008. Certifications: GRI, CRS, SRES Achievements: President Arcadia Assoc. of Realtors President og Chamber of Commerce Served on many Commissions in Sierra Madre. Co-Chair of Sierra Madre Centennial 2007 Specialty: Foothil Communities

      Can we stop talking about now defunct Webb-Martin and who may or may not work for them? FYI, Jacquie Pergola, Katy Orth, and Judy Webb-Martin are listed as agents. Didn't recognize any other names...

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    4. So who does Toni Moran work for if she's not at Podley? Anybody know?

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    5. Ummm...Judy Webb Martin was against the development of Carter because she knew she wasn't going to get the listing. Believe me, if she knew her firm was going to get a piece of the action, she would have spun it as a positive development for the community.

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    6. "Nasty old bat," is too kind a phrase. Judy Webb is a person without ethics.

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  26. Seems like the Asian market for housing in town is increasing taking perfectly good older homes and leveling them and building new. Must be nice to have such liquidity.

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  27. From the Sierra Madre "scrap" book:

    "BOYCOTT CALLED ON SIERRA MADRE BUSINESSES
    from the
    downtown dirt dot ugly
    message board
    "...most of the businesses that advertise in the Weekly, or better yet Weakly (like that one?) have no idea that a boycott is afoot.
    Simply not using someone's services without saying anything to them will do no good.
    If it is to be effective, you have to get the word out, otherwise people will continue to advertise like they always have.
    So we've got to write letters or make phonecalls to all of the advertisers letting them know that should they continue to advertise in the Weakly, a large group of concerned citizens will not use their services.
    josh moran"

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  28. despite Moran claiming and denying that he once called for a boycott of Sierra Madre businesses, the facts speak differently

    was a clown then and a clown now

    he calls others "extremists" yet he wanted to boycott small businesses owners just because they advertised in a publication that he despised

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    1. Josh never called for a business boycott. He also never knew Bob Matheson.

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  29. It is disgusting to have the likes of Moran as a mayor who you know owes a lot to his mom and friends. He is prejudice to his cause and will not be representing the town majority. I'm looking forward to some good court action to bring out the TRUTH. Nancy, unfortunately she is a follower and is use to dealing with members of the community that do not represent the majority. We need to keep the majority educated to what is really going on here. Once the real facts are known common sense rules out. BIG problem you have is a local news paper spreading non facts "LIES" and the wrong people are wining elections. Well back to work, I'll catch up on this later.

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  30. So what would you expect?The City continues to choose daffy nincompoops to lead us.We also are beleaguered with a city staff composed of low grade office clerks.Face it.We are in deep trouble!

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  31. Do you think Goose Goss will ever have NancyWalsh on his show? How would he fill up the dead air time?

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    1. Oh, Walsh is miss chatty kathy when she is talking about the seniors -- like how she can show them how to taste wine at the bottle shop, how she can attend meetings at the Chamber, and tap dance. It's the important stuff like budget and ordinances and other City business she has trouble with. Besides she can always fill in the time giving "lookie here" moments blasting MaryAnn and the volunteers.

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    2. Nancy dancing would be good radio.

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    3. Good one!

      Nancy: "Clump! Clump! Clump! Clump!"

      Obsequious Gene: "Oh, that is some very good hoofing, Nancy! I wish the people at home could see what I am seeing!"

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  32. So what if Josh was, note WAS a teacher.....so what????
    Have you ever been in his class, read his lesson plans, observed him, spoke with his students, knew if he researched into his curriculum and challenged his students?

    From the way he speaks now and presents himself as a leader I would truly doubt that he was effective in challenging a student and getting them to think critically and go above and beyond. Did he just do the minimum or or what?

    Even tho it was a private school for young ladies, (and that in itself leaves me with chills down my spine), did he leave a legacy of learning and inspiration?

    I don't feel it watching him now.

    Your point, 9:34?

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    1. There is the whiff of scandal ...

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    2. Flintridge Prep is coed.

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    3. The scandal associated with Josh Moran is too nasty to post on this nice blog

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    4. That's only one of the scandals!
      You should have read the letter an ex wife wrote.
      It was verified to be true by former neighbors in a condo on W. SM Blvd.
      If this is true, this Moran is a degenerate.

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    5. Yes I heard the same of Josh being a bit promiscuous. He knocked up that personal trainer a few years back. Got married then divorced. Now I hear he's got a new male room mate. I guess Josh's taste shifted.

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    6. If that is true 2:31, perhaps one of the older men in town can take Moran aside, and explain to him the myriad ways to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

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    7. Josh is a special boy. Everyone else cleans up his messes for him.

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    8. What do you mean, "too nasty to post." If it's true, post it.

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    9. I have talked with actual students of Josh's and they report that while he was an ok teacher, you could tell that he was just teaching because he wasn't doing anything else at the moment that provided a paycheck.

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  33. LET IT BE HEARD THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF SIERRA MADRE IS LIVING IN A UNCONTROLLED VACUUM...

    THOSE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS & STAFF CHOSE NOT TO HEAR THE RESIDENTS CONCERNS...

    IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE ISSUES ARE PORTABLE TO(Y)LETS - WATER ISSUES - DWELLING UNITS... we will see new definitions to suit them....(SH_T is SH_T, and CRAP remains CRAP...& dwelling units remain dwelling units....

    DAME THE TORPEDOES, STRAIGHT AHEAD, JOSH WILL AGAIN ASK FOR ANOTHER MILLION DOLLARS & THE RESIDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO PAY FoR THEIR STUPID MISTAKES...

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    1. NATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY WAS YESTERDAY.

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  34. Once again I ask, how do you dame a torpedo?

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    1. A chic scarf around the middle?

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    2. Indelible red marker to make pouty red lips just below the nose of the torpedo. Gives a whole new meaning to "Hellooooooo, Sailor!"

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  35. Oh Joshie - Im sure you read this blog. Oh does it feel to be so hated. Im sure your ego is just melting. I bet you thought being mayor would push you into public fame. I bet your dreams of being Citizen of the Year will be shot after your term.

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  36. Everyone knows that city hall is just bluffing on this Measure V stuff, right? They know that they can't violate the law without running some serious risks. They just think they can bluff everyone into doing nothing, nd get away with it. So here's a little message for Red, Elaine and Joshie the Lady Killer. We know. Go ahead, make our day. We want to get rich.

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    1. If the ALF's 76 dwelling units are deemed to not be dwelling units, then there is no need for a Measure V vote. Why else do you think they have been trying so hard to rename them? Unfortunately for them, Billy Shields has asked for a vote of the people, so their next task is to water the vote down to pure meaninglessness you know, for future reference.

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    2. They cannot change the definitions in the Ordinance. Can not.

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    3. The city is trying to bluff their way through this, and they are getting called.

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  37. Would calling him Professor Josh give him more credibility?

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    1. Has Susan called herself professor yet?

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    2. Susan has claimed to be a member of many honorable professions. She has an active fantasy life. Like a young child that one.

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  38. Okie Dokie off to the pokie...June 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    off topic today but:

    SGVCOG Executive Director Nick Conway arrested on multiple felony counts of conflict of interest

    Just popped up in SGV tribune

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    1. What wonderful news! Another step on the road to jail. Thanks again to all who's hard work and courageous stand against criminal activity brought us to this point!!!

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    2. wow! Could it be justice?

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    3. Chilling the champagne! We're going to celebrate tonight!

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    4. Any crook busted in the corrupt SGV is a victory for the decent citizens who live here. Rot in hell, Nick.

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  39. There's something very misguided about this thinking. Won't our property be worth more with less density? So, the real estate interests that appear to be promoting greater density are really just looking at the short term--more commissions sooner rather than larger commissions over the long term.

    But more importantly, after hearing all the moaning about the divisions in this community, the people who seem to complain the loudest have now been caught out as the source of this division. If the Mayor were really interested in uniting the community, he would be talking about something where people could find common ground. Not ranting about people, calling them names, emphasizing the things that keep us apart.

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    1. The Mayor will never be satisfied to find common ground until they break Measure V and allow Montecito to become the Pasadena of Sierra Madre. Continually carping at MaryAnn and now Chris Koerber is their way of keeping other matters out of view and to discredit MaryAnn and Chris when they speak up about important matters of the City.True, Chris kinda went over the top about the UN Accords, but that's the only way to get some attention around here.

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  40. Question of the day: If you've been arrested for multiplr felonies, can you still stay on paid admin leave from COG?

    Time to start the clean sweep in the SGV.

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    1. Sadly, arrested does not equate to convicted.

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    2. Hopefully they can still fire him.

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    3. They can terminate his contract for breach of trust. The DA has this case, he will get convicted. It is not like a cop just trying to bring charges hoping the DA will take the case. He will have to return the money because the COGS while seemingly local and state, are mandated by the feds. It is enough. They will probably go after his brother Charles like they just did Bernies brother Peter too, so odd, Peter Madoff is surrendering 143 billion in personal assets, and the SGV Trib story mentions 143,thousand Conway overbilled in one fiscal year.

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    4. This must be an absolutely surprising and stunning development to our old COG reps., Joe Mosca and Nancy Walsh.

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  41. I like radio Fishbowl too, but if it is going to be a mouthpiece for those who want to smear and tell lies, then it will no longer be on my playlist. My impression was that Goss' program was not a blog but a genuine informational program. Some information!!

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    1. So you're saying this blog isn't a "genuine informational" blog? Best most reliable information in town, you twit!

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    2. God, WHAT could Gene Goss have to say to the residents of Sierra Madre that was "informational?" He's almost completely uninvolved in town until this last election cycle, and now he's hosting a show on internet radio and enjoying an undeserved, unearned appointment to the library board so he can boast about his many local accomplishments come the next election in two years...politics as usual (...sigh!)

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    3. Gene just tossed prearranged soft balls to Josh who then proceeded to catch them in his mouth and tear them to pieces like a terrier with distemper. It was much more a tabloid freakshow than anything informational.

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    4. Hate to be called a twit just because I disagree with the fact that Goss has a show that can is one-sided and can not have opportunity for others to have a dialogue. The Tattler presents his blog, and then people can agree or disagree as they see fit. The Goss show does not do that. Twit.

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  42. I overheard Moron say anyone can buy a seat on the City Council for $20K.
    I guess he is right...

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    1. Do we know how much Harabedian spent? I hear the final number will be a lot more than $20,000.

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  43. You would think Goss would have gotten the hint having lost one election. He ain't to smart if he wants to try again.

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