Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Sierra Madre Honors Awards Controversy

Well, perhaps it was just a case of "Too Much Sunshine Syndrome." Our bright and quite warm friend, old California Sol, has been beating down quite relentlessly this week. You can only imagine the effect it must be having on some of this town's more susceptible noggins. Especially the noggins of those who often ride around town in open air vehicles.

Yesterday our dear friend Kim Goddard, about as good hearted and kind a soul as you would ever want to meet, thought she would have some fun over at the Sierra Madre Patch. They were asking folks to nominate candidates for the Sierra Madre Honors Award, and seeing how there hadn't been a single nomination all day long, what Kim did was nominate myself. Your occasionally misunderstood Sierra Madre Tattler typer.

Which is really kind of funny if you think about it. These are basically awards for people who do volunteer work for the compensated help at City Hall, and obviously I don't qualify. I do put in a lot of volunteer work here at the blog, but somehow I don't think that is quite what they are looking for. Certainly it isn't as useful to them as doing the filing.

Plus there is the perception that such awards are the purview of one political persuasion in town, and very jealously guarded by people like Carol. But whatever the case, it was very much a tongue-in-cheek moment for Kim, and the people posting on this blog yesterday seemed to have fun with it.

And no, I do not cha cha.

Now many might think that something as harmless as this would have been accepted for its humorous intent, and people would then move on to other things. But if so, they certainly did not count on the Ragin' Realtor, Carol Canterbury, a woman who apparently takes her awards presentations quite seriously. As you can see by what I pinched from her Facebook page, Carol reacted to Kim's post on the Patch like she had been plugged straight into a wall socket.

Sadly, it looks like poor Patrick Simcock has been dragged into this mess. Not only does Patrick comment indignantly on Carol's Facebook page, but he also felt compelled to do a pithy pity post on the Patch site as well.

As you can see above, I have apparently been identified as the "most vile male species in town," which is saying quite a lot if you think about it. From Carol's perspective there certainly must be a lot of competition for that honor. Plus she is also threatening to take her rompin' stompin' rage onto her Radio Fishbowl Show, which I didn't even know she had. There is no "Carol Canterbury Show" listed on the Radio Fishbowl website (click here). I listen to this station, and have never heard mention of such a thing. Very odd and mysterious.

But if so, it is an interesting direction for this webcast station to be going. And I do have to ask, is "Realtor Rage Radio" coming soon to Sierra Madre? Live from the desks where the phones never ring?

Whenever that hour of unmediated rage in search of an intervention may eventually be airing, it should be fairly amusing. I for one can't wait to hear it. Maybe Gene Goss will talk about it on his Radio Fishbowl show today at noon.

http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com

110 comments:

  1. This would be a lot more humorous if you don't think how the Fishbowl group is tearing this town apart for profit and gain. This is a vial group that brags mom's apple pie and church on Sunday. The funny part is how quick they show their true colors that are shot up by their quick tempers. I hope they pray hard on Sunday because they prey on the community the rest of the week.

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    1. don't forget that most wars have to do with religion and you've never seen the wrath of a churchgoer who feels he or she has a right because God was on his or her side

      cept Carol's realtor klan's God is money and it's pretty darn ignorant in terms of business to go around insulting people...potential clients turned sour not just on Carol but the firm she represents and her former agency who also allowed her to run roughshod over whoever disagreed with her

      I for one used to talk to Carol all the time and even was a a few social functions where she was friendly towards me and my family

      that was until I had a pro-Measure V sign in my yard and then I caught hateful glances at Bean Town and the cold shoulder around town - no more waves or hello

      it's all about her commissions, not Sierra Madre and she proved just how "civil" she is when she calls someone "vile"

      speaking of "vile",Carol and Webb-Martin were pretty big supporters of the Cumquat which used juvenile potty humor...like labeling Kurt gay and etc...peeing on the Veteran's Memorial....trashing senior citizens in a ruse of undermining Measure V

      come to think of it, Carol knows "vile" pretty well

      the mirror has a reflection

      what a dumb business move Carol - I will make sure that I never speak well of you as a Realtor ever again

      word of mouth works two ways Carol

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  2. Yes, 7:19, they are very bad people.
    I wish this Goss character would contact Kim Goddard and interview her on FISHBOWL.
    She would tell them a thing or two, that is for sure!

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    1. Thank you, it is Monday just saw this.

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  3. Fishbowl started out to be a very nice idea. Unfortunately it is fast becoming a soapbox for Crazy Carol and her ilk.

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  4. " . . . the most vile male species in town . . ." How many species of males do we have? This might be a question only a "professor" is qualified to answer.

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    1. Is there a chart? Is Patrick Blodgett at the top of it?

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    2. Maybe there should be an award for The Most Vile Species in Town.

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    3. Can the word "vile" be used in "civil" discourse?

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    4. The Doupe' meant "specimen" , but in typical realtor fashion, just skipped specifics and didn't proofread.
      I understand this would not be the first time there's been shoddy attention to detail from that quarter.

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    5. A realtor who is sloppy with details can cause a lot of damage to clients.

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    6. I guess she's conveniently forgotten Mr. Matheson.

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  5. Carol is one of those awful people who spread all those lies about MaryAnn. She is a very low class person.

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  6. The Facebook image above isn't showing (at least on my browser) - so here's a link to the image I clipped from Carol's Facebook page:

    http://www.picvalley.net/u/2818/1743645773783725821342882642ZAND3r9dCj3JjXmReWec.PNG

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    1. Thanks. I used your link and it should be good now.

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  7. Yes, 7:58, Carol Canterbury did that. So did Kim Clymer Kelly. Both very mean spirited ladies these two.

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    1. Is it true that Carol was one half of Elizabeth Wistar?

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    2. My response to Carol's comment on Sierra Madre Patch is 'pending', meaning it will probably be censored. I am reposting it here in the case that it never sees the light of day on that site.

      [To carolcanterbury:]
      Nice doesn't always cut it. Sometimes you've got to rattle the cage and see what shakes loose - dislodge people from their comfy zones, to get at the heart of the real issues in town. Press releases and patch advertisements are nice. Some of us want to see what truth money cannot buy. Last time I checked, it's not criminal to be dissident -- think Founding Fathers!

      - posted under the handle Johnny Handcock

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    3. It's there Johnny. Just saw it.

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  8. Carol seems to lack in basic civility.

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  9. How many people listen to radio Fishbowl anyway? I hear the Emergency Radio Station gets a bigger audience.

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  10. Chief Black KettleJuly 21, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    One could assume that by the mouthings of Carol Canterbury that she has a gawd given notion of what criteria person of the year should should be judged by, therefore using that very criteria, I nominate Bart Doyle.

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    1. I second that motion. With John Buchana's assistance, look at the great job Bart did for the PUSD redistricting. Sierra Madre sure took it in the shorts on that deal.

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  11. I had contacted Mrs. Canterbury for some real estate work some time back. This was our first time looking for a home. Not knowing anything about buying a place it was about a week of working with her when we realized this lady didn't know her job so well. We ended up in Monrovia and are very happy with our place but really would have liked to live in Sierra Madre. We do like reading the SM Tattler and are not surprised about anything regarding Mrs. Canterbury and her crude backward ways.

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    1. This could be a clue to keeping the Sierra Madre population from exploding... send all newcomers to Prudential's Carol Canterbury for their first introductin to Sierra Madre! They'll take one look at the weird hair, the pink wheeled unicorn, and the wild look in her eyes... Monrovia, Duarte, here they come!

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  12. Hey, Carol! Would you interview your friend Matheson on the Fishbowl, talk about vile, now here's a guy that is a true definition of the word vile. Thanks, Carol.

    Patch: Matheson was found with about 2,500 images of child porn, 285 videos of teen boys engaged in sex acts and about 10 short stories detailing inappropriate relationships between young boys and family members or authority figures.

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    1. I wonder what James Faulkner thinks about deeding his Radiofishbowl program to Carol Canterbury and Gene Goss. So kind of him to spark a local range war over who owns the broadcasting rights for our continuing amusement.

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    2. There is (or was) a picture of Bob Matheson and Carol on Coburn's site. In the picture Carol greets him like he was her long lost boyfriends.

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    3. Strange choice of words... do you think that's what turned Bob off women?

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    4. 8:45, maybe that explains Canterbury's weird behavior at the vigil for Matheson' victims.

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    5. She was watching the house for Bob perhaps.

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    6. Are there still pictures of Robert W Matheson posing as a civil citizen online?
      Even more to the point, is Robert W Matheson himself still online?

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    7. Hoping to get the listing is more like it, 8:59 am. The woman knows no bounds. Civility and decency continue to elude her.

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  13. "...like she was plugged into a wall socket."

    Explains the hairstyle.

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  14. John, does this mean that you're now going to take down the Radiofishbowl link on the page's right hand blogroll?

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    1. Of course not. I listen to the Fishbowl all the time. Getting a little worn out on all the Rush and Pink Floyd, along with the constantly repeated "mix" programs. But what station is perfect?

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    2. The Mod is not petty and has no need to edit out links to anyone presenting another side to the discussions. One of the differences between the Tattler and any other news source in town.

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  15. Thanks for calling this woman out, Tattler. She has had it coming for a long long time.

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  16. By "my show," the Ragin' Realtor probably meant the Thursday 9 a.m.,
    Local Sierra Madre Real Estate.

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    1. I wonder how the new owner of Sierra Madre's Prudential Realty feels about two of the most partisan DIRTS politikkin out of her brokerage... seems to me like she'd want 'em to dial it back a bit, you know, like maybe behave as professionals...

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    2. When Dickson-Podley (later shortened to Podley) took over Web-Martin Realty Carol Canterbury was dropped from the stable. No one doubted it was because of her performance and partisan politics. Linking Radiofishbowl to Prudential Realty and initiating DIRT tactics to distract the voting public certainly isn't in Renne Rose's best interests.

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    3. I always thought Reni Rose was a lot smarter than that. Looks like I was wrong. She was at the top of my list of best Realtors in Sierra Madre. Now she's in the middle, working her way down. I hope she will save her reputation and her business by thinning the heard in the office a little bit.

      Perhaps a better metaphor would be separating the wheat from the chaff. Either way I think she needs to attract more professional real estate agents to her brokerage, or Mike Lepore will eventually put her out of business.

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  17. Who is the most vile female "species" in our town?

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    1. It's a tie between a handful of contenders.

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    2. Maybe they would all fit in the same elephant costume.

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    3. I dunno - there's a couple a big ones...

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    4. That's why we need to get them the Jumbo suit.

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    5. Jumbo or Dumbo?

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  18. And it's not in the Liquor Store across the streets best interest, even if he (Sulliven)??? does own the building.

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  19. A lot of negativity and talking behind people's backs. It's not like these people are trying to steal your money, ruin your small town, or molest your children . . . oh, never mind . . . .

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  20. It makes me, as a property buyer, think twice about using Prudential, or any other R.E. in Sierra Madre for any property purchases.

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    1. There are some good agents at Prudential, just as there are some very good folks at Century 21 and Podley. Good, honest, and will do a great job. It's just that the old Webb-Martin cabal has spoiled it with their outrageous unprofessionalism. Avoid those realtors like the plague.

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    2. I don't think Carol is familiar with the old adage, "Don't crap where you eat."

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    3. Or, the old adage "don't sh*t where you sleep....lol

      Looks like old Carol does more than just step in it.

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  21. If I was walking into a movie theater and saw Carol Canterbury there, I think I'd leave.

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    1. I've actually done that

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  22. Walsh and Canterbury seem to share some species-specific DNA.

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    1. Lookie here! We're the crazies of the year!

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    2. Combine their IQs and it still wouldn't melt ice.

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  23. Carol really is nuts.

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  24. Attacking her looks is so unfair.

    I thought in America we are attacking people's
    character, behavior and attitude.

    It is pathetic that everything said about Ms. Cantebury
    has been said before.

    Everyone has made their point. And now what?

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    1. Your defense, 11:26, is odd. Where were you when Carol and her friends were telling their awful lies about MaryAnn? It is people like you who enable this behavior.

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    2. America is a beauty pageant and the male of the species are the judges.

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    3. Skid row is filled with men whose wives tossed them out after their earning capability declined.

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    4. And the men on Skid Row continue evaluating the homeless women around them, a la "Who'd you rather?"

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    5. I'm sure most of us can match your "tossed aside homeless man" with "tossed aside wives who have lost their looks and body". Don't go getting too uppity.

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    6. As the great R&B singer and song writer Johnnie Taylor once sang, "It's Cheaper to Keep Her."

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    7. These comments are a great illustration as to how feminism has divided the sexes, ruined families and destroyed our society. I think it's time to toss out this corporate created paradigm and start respecting and appreciating each other once again.

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    8. Nah. There is room for a lot of different ways of looking at things in this world. The real problem is absolutism. And that is what your post is all about.

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  25. I heartily disagree with the characterization of the Raging Realtor as unprofessional. She is playing local politics by the book, the actual book. The California Association of Realtors instructs their minions to go to council meetings, get involved politically, get appointed to committees and commissions. Of course such appointments have so far eluded the Rager, but not because she hasn't tried.

    So at least in that regard, she's very professional. The bad detail work? That's a different matter.

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    1. Real Estate Uber Alles.

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  26. It appears that Carol pulled her "vile male" post off of her Facebook page. A small victory for decency in Sierra Madre.

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    1. Not comfortable with the malaprop, huh?

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  27. Nobody has done more for Sierra Madre than Kurt Zimmerman. I intend to nominate him later today for the George Mauer award on patch. The rest of you tats should too.

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  28. Few 4th of July parades back Carol Canterbury was in the commentary booth with Judy Webb-Martin. This tape was shown on Channel 3 many times and I heard Carol making derisive comments on certain entrants but over all she was dopey and dumber and a real embarrassment.

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  29. Balanced the budget, completed the City's audits for the fist time in years, recovered most of the costs charged to the City for the Santa Anita Fire, etc. KZ was a great Mayor.

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  30. I'm with you on the Mauer award for Kurt. Even Bill Coburn -- who never had anything nice to say about him-- had high praise for the way Kurt conducted himseld during the fire. And after the fire, Kurt organized the awards ceremony for the firemen and police officers. Class act.

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  31. Don't forget Measure V and everything Kurt did to restore transparency in government.

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    1. Yikes. Yikes, yikes.

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    2. Good Lord. Speaking of vile!

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    3. She sure keeps vile company, indeed, or was she just too drunk to know the difference?

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    4. Birds of a feather getting vile together.

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    5. The "in crowd."

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  33. Podley and Prudential are both dirty realtors. All about the money and what you can do for them, but only if they like you; otherwise you get undercut and cheated.

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  34. Carol certainly does know how to step in it, doesn't she? Strange how she uses her facebook page to stir up the masses. I'd just ignore her, and her ilk. Who needs her as a friend anyway?

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  35. Does anyone know how to pull up the agenda for the July 24th Council Meeting? I only see entries of staff reports for three of the items.

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    1. City Hall had it up, but pulled it down late this morning. They're changing something. Unless it goes back up by 5:30 the meeting is off.

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    2. I think as long as it is posted outside city hall by 5:30 they are OK.

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    3. Hah! there is a new law in California that says public meetings no longer need to be posted 72 hours ahead of time - or posted at all.
      If Sacto mandates something on local cities, the state must fund it. so, eliminating posting of meetings saves the state about $100 million a year.
      http://capoliticalnews.com/2012/07/19/brown-act-new-clause-allows-cities-to-be-less-transparent

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    4. OK, next, when do we get to quit paying the grifter Henderson money to publish the legal notices?

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  36. Idiocy runs rampant in Sierra Madre, and Carol Canterbury is the poster child.

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  37. KURT ZIMMERMAN!

    YES, YES, YES!

    Class, brains,intellectual, manners, personality, a gentleman.

    Our Class Act.

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  38. damage already done

    pretty dog gone stupid for a realtor to post hateful comments

    hope it hits her hard in her checkbook and people wise up and don't give her any business

    she's turned into a clownish figure and doesn't represent the city well

    she's just another real estate saleperson - overvalued and overpaid for doing something (real estate comps) that any yahoo can do over the internet these days

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    1. If I were selling my house and that woman showed up at my door I would not let her in my house.

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  39. No agenda online.
    Looks like the city management is under the impression that we don't care, or wait for the agendas.....
    Even if they are no longer required by law, how about common courtesy to the people who pay them?

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  40. If Penn State removes the statue of Joe Paterno Carol would probably want it for her front yard to sit next to her tribute to Matheson

    Please Carol grow up. Looks what your mouth has gotten you into again. You just couldn't let a simple post go - you had to go on a vile attack and yet claim moral superiority as Queen of Sierra Madre

    You stood along a child porn dude - took pictures with him and yet you call someone who just writes a blog and supports transparent city government and responsible Council actions.

    Yet you label John as the most "vile" person in Sierra Madre and your former friend Matheson is what?...not so vile?

    Wow - Carol that's whacked out.

    Are you still whining about Measure V? Is just about your checkbook?

    Please child.

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  41. on the Facebook clip above, Catherine Adde' aptly summed it up with three letters "Sad"

    yes, Carol's rant, nutty reaction and use of the word "vile"

    that indeed is "Sad"

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  42. Unfortunately for municipal government everywhere, the posting requirements of the Brown Act have not been "suspended". Simply because the State creates an unfunded mandate (heck they do it all the time), it does not allow the City to avoid the laws. Amazing how quick those that work for us would love to suspend our rights so that they can conveniently conduct our business in secret.

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  43. Some people really do not have any friends but
    want to make us think they do. Remember being in school?
    Facebook friends is for wannabees after a certain age....

    Sad, more than sad.
    A tragedy.

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  44. I dont know what happened to Carol. I too found her to be a friendly acquaintance and would chit chat with her at various functions. Then suddenly she became this arrogant gossiper and wouldnt give me the time of day. I guess she figured out that I was a nobody and could not elevate her desires to become the popular person in town. I used to applaud her on her volunteerism until it became apparent that her true motive was for personal gain. The Citizen of the Year Award, she is best buddies with the judges. She used that as an opportunity to launch her person further. You can spot her making her rounds in Kersting Ct spreading the disease gossip about people. Once I was walking up toward her in a conversation and overheard some nasty things she was saying about this person. She stopped and waited for me to pass so I couldnt hear it. But I did. I was shocked. She and her counterpart Toni Moron would sit out in front of their WM office and just mock people as they passed by. Ive heard them make vicious comments about Asian people coming into their town. They have become so self absorbed that the worst has come out in the two. I used to think Carol was a friend but now I dont. To bad for Carol. she was our Citizen of the Year.

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    1. Interesting, isn't it? To think that these people have so much influence on how this town is run. The Mayberry Monsters.

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  45. The revised agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting exists. However, you can only access it when you download the entire agenda package.

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    1. However, the entire agenda packet is not on the internet at this time. Could it be that new, expensive, addition to our budget person and caused a library employee to be let go, who was hired to keep up the website is not as wonderful as was touted?

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    2. From where on the site, 10:25? In Current City Documents, there are only 3 for this coming meeting: minutes, item a & item c.

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    3. You need to look for the "Complete Agenda Packet." The revised agenda is the first part. It should be available on the city site on its own, but it is not. But it does exist.

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    4. Somewhere?
      So the complete agenda packet is available somewhere, but not on the current city documents page.
      Hey it's a treasure hunt!

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  46. It's time to laugh off Carol's comments about John. Let's consider the source. Carol Canterbury...

    ...alienates people in the community by spouting regurgitated political jargon by those who provide her with real estate leads/financial gain.

    ...foolishly went on TV via the show "Wipeout" (a physically competitive reality show) to promote herself and her business. Yet she complains of a back injury that she sustained.

    ...promotes herself as a city "volunteer". She states that she is certified and participates in a significant and important group, yet she never completed the classes, nor attends any of the meetings. One of the other, even more notable groups, she refuses to participate unless the duties involve "face time" in uniform.

    Food for though everyone! I have stepped into parking lot puddles that are deeper than Carol!

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