Friday, November 23, 2012

Tony Brandenburg: School Boards and Why Would Anyone Want to Serve On Them?

Mary asked me, “Have you checked the Pasadena City website lately? School Board election time is coming again in March, the directions for filing are up (click here) and it looks likes someone has pulled papers to run for the PUSD Board of Education District 3 seat. I never understood this whole redistricting thing, anyway, but he looks like a small business owner who runs a couple of local building businesses with his wife (click here). It looks like Scott Phelps (District 7), Kim Kenne (District 1), and Elizabeth Pomeroy (District 5) have pulled papers, too. I’ll send you a link." (click here)

“Cool. Thanks,” says I, “but I am getting a migraine from trying to figure out this Measure A stuff, too. Just the redistricting minutes alone are complicated. I keep trying to figure out who these people are, what’s their angle. I want to scroll through all the minutia, you know. I was just looking at Selinske’s financial disclosure for his election run. Crazy. Oh, hey, thanks for the links ... Can’t say I would blame anyone for wanting to work together with their spouse, you know, the way these Hamptons seem to roll. "You get to be the President of that company, and I’ll VP for that company, if I can be President of this company, and you’ll be VP. That way we can either succeed at one, or we can burn together in both. Haha.”

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There are a couple of things that catch my ire, one being the failure of public offices to strictly adhere to the separation of church and state, and the other is to fail to disclose information, stuff like construction companies. I have found that both are pretty common practices. God finds His way into public politics all the time, and into the PUSD classrooms as well.  So do building companies. Those financial disclosure statements are tons of fun, and they too, help connect the dots between otherwise free floating and zero gravity entities.

All the same, the infusion of a single religious dogma into government meetings (what comes to mind is the almost pathetic groveling I have seen at Fullerton City Council meetings) to invasions into the classrooms still makes me bristle. My middle child’s outrage that he was being force fed the opinions of a pastor from Grace Communion International (click here) in his 6th Grade classroom a couple of years back still comes to mind. The pastor brought in an officer from the  Pasadena Police Department who shared one of those anonymously written statements from “an unnamed officer” that sounded like something straight out of Snopes. The lesson discussed rape, murder, and drug abuse. I think it was supposed to be a discussion about bringing communities together. I was glad to see that not much has changed with Grace Communion from their glory days back when they used to use the same scare tactics and were still called the Worldwide Church of God.  Yes, a religious education, funded with my tax money and provided courtesy of Pasadena Unified School District.

Yeah, yeah. Go easy on me, Bible thumpers. Whatever. You all know preachers don’t belong in PUSD classrooms spreading the gospel. That’s why people like me come to this place for the sermon from up yonder Grove Avenue. Thank your Higher Being (or name your poison here) for the Sierra Madre Tattler is all I have to say to that.

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So. Why would anyone want to be a PUSD Board Member? I ask that earnestly. I have yet to hear anyone with even a rudimentary brain stem say anything remotely close to “I am satisfied with the state of affairs in PUSD”  in the last twenty years. It is a headache that has been nagging a great deal of us since forever, and to have someone with integrity and half of their marbles actually voice the desire to be navigating the folly that is the PUSD, if you catch my ... uh ... drift, is like someone with able foresight willingly signing on to the Titanic at the eleventh hour. You know, when the deck chairs had begin to slide.

I don’t know everything about the existing board members, and that goes for those running for re-election. All of them are educators or have some business knowledge, maybe even a social/religious base for exacting some sort of social change or higher knowledge. I know that Scott Phelps is a teacher at the college/university level, as is Ramon Miramontes, that Renatta Cooper is involved in Early Childhood Education, Mr. Ed Honowitz is a photographer and active in intellectual rights on some level, that Kim Kinne is obviously a number cruncher of some capacity, and that Tom Selinske is some sort of businessman. Who I have been totally in the dark about is Elizabeth Pomeroy, who, should Honowitz decide to run for a fifth term, would be running against him. Most gamblers would put their money on the talking horse, but I’m not so sure.

I have spoken to Ms. Pomeroy briefly at a couple three performances at various schools in Pasadena, and had assumed that she was interested in the arts because that’s where I have run into her for parlez- vous. She seemed to have a genuine interest in music and fine arts in the school. Just my hunch.

So. I asked Mary Jo about her, Mary seems to be more informed than I when it comes to reading up on school politics and stuff. Mary told me some basics, that  Pomeroy is from San Marino, that she graduated from Stanford and received a PhD from UCLA, and that she writes books. She had been a college teacher in the area for some time (click here).

A self publisher (click here) and owner of  a small press that specializes in mainly local histories, this is someone that I immediately took a liking to on second look. I can appreciate anyone who believes in their art enough to back it up with their own bankroll. She worked at the Huntington for a spell, and also participates in living history (click here) performances, which is a kick I am sure.

It was about that time when the socially inept in me triggered an alert boo-boo response: “Uh-oh,“  I realized, “faux pas. She is Dr. Pomeroy.“

Shame on me.

Still doesn’t explain why she’d throw in her hand with Mr. Ed. In fact, it makes me think she should know better. But in this day and age - an age where the victims become called the bullies, and the bullies become decision makers, task force appointees, and council members - who really cares? History belongs to the victors, and if ole Ed decides to pull papers, I will support Doc Pomeroy all the way.

I guess my campaign - Don’t waste your vote on Honowitz, vote for this rock - will have to wait.

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And so. Back to this new paper puller. Armed with nothing but a name (Tyrone Hampton),  a company name (Pasadena Interiors), and the query term PUSD board candidate, thus I searched ... and searched ... and searched. It took a little sleuthing because it is a tangled web. I forgot to pay attention to the “Junior” part.

Tyrone Hampton, Jr. is connected to Pasadena Construction & Interiors, Inc. (click here) which is a Pasadena based construction company was established in 1971. As far as I can tell, father started the business, son keeps it going. An associated company for Rccs-Pci, Pasadena Construction & Interiors has listed a number of very impressive clients, including Parsons Corporation, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Ritz Carlton, Martin Luther King Hospital, Western Justice Center, Pasadena Court of Appeals, Pasadena Convention Center, Ambassador College, and Edwards Air Force Base.

Wow.  That’s a pretty fine group of clients. Color me impressed (click here).

So let me see if I can connect any dots ...

According to Corporate wiki Rss-Pci, there are many connections, mostly to the last name Hammond, but also to a couple of companies, those being Pasadena Construction, Pci & McDowell, Inc., and Rccs-Pci. I am assuming they are all family. Family businesses are what make the world go around, and these companies seem to share the same officers, presidents, and employees, as well as the same Pasadena address (click here) also comes as no surprise. There are lots of Hamptons, Tyrone, Nora, Denise, and Tiyesha.  I must assume that Tyrone Junior’s father started this company, thus, there are two Tyrone Hamptons, and it is the son who is running for school board. Nice, maybe he has school age children in PUSD.

But wait. What’s this? Who (or what) are Eye Dreams? (click here) Nora Hampton, founder, Tyrone Hampton president, Denise Hampton D&H Design, and Tyrone Hampton, Jr.  Their web page outlines a non profit which, as far as I know, never came to fruition:

Eye Dreams is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that believes in "Creating a community of overachievers. Eye Dreams mission is to create stronger and healthier communities by providing support, education, advocacy, and training to those in need. Our programs empower the community to achieve their dreams and assist them in overcoming obstacles. Thus, leveling the playing field for the systematically disadvantaged."

Eye Dreams has an interest in construction, as well (click here) and therein, perhaps, lies the connecting piece to Measure A. I wouldn’t be surprised if I find a God connection, too, and ... yep, there it is. Dr. William Turner, Pastor, New Revelation Baptist Church (click here).  Dr. Turner is the Founder and CEO of the Community Outreach Center of Pasadena (click here) who have an active role in housing assistance. His name also showed up on the Quality of Life Center, Inc. (click here), a group I am familiar with through the Bright Scholars Program that offers support and workshops aimed at keeping children with high GPAs in school. All in the Eye Dreams family.

Oh, and dig on the names of the highly connected political personages listed as the Board of Directors on that Quality of Life Center, Inc. site as well. A who's who of Pasadena political power.

What does this have to do with PUSD, property and housing? Hell if I know, probably nothing. But here’s some more from the Hampton-heavy Eye Dreams website:

Eye Dreams sees the excessive employment & housing needs in our community and the damage to families that occurs when these needs are unmet.

Eye Dreams continues to provide training and job resources by forming alliances with the leading employment agencies, small business organizations, housing agencies & construction companies, to provide training and job resources for the disadvantaged & displaced families in our community.

Our construction training programs, supply families and individuals with competitive skills needed to lead positive career and lifestyle improvement.

OK, so, I get it. This is the education based non-profit wing that hoped to be connected to the family business. A religious family with socio-economic ideals that are centered on fairness for all, leveling the playing field, and tangents that include housing equity. These are great things. I personally benefited from grants and loans and I came from poverty. I can appreciate there are people doing things to help others. I really can. Joy to the world and all that crap.

So, Tyrone Jr. is running for school board and his dad (Tyrone) is the CEO of Pasadena Construction and Interiors, and is also the LA County Small Business Commissioner.

Wait, what?

Here we go again. The beast in me says, “Apartments, building, train stations, green politics, and the inevitable- nepotism, Pasadena City Council 8th Guiding Principle, PUSD, community based projects, government interference, free taxpayer funded handouts to rich developers,  etc.”

Thing is, I am not finding it.

Tyrone Hampton (father)  is actually listed as the 2012 OSB Vice Chair on the Small Business Commission Roster (click here).  The Los Angeles Office of Small Business and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (OSB-PTAC) states their mission is to bring small businesses together with federal and state government opportunities (click here). Denise Hampton (mother) has sometimes filled in for Tyrone (father) at meetings according to the LA County database (click here).

All the same, Tyrone Hampton received an award in 2011 for making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, and that always resonates well with me (click here). Maybe he builds access points or something.  It’s nice to see that the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration still gets used. Of course, it’s just a matter of time before someone levels it to build a newer one.

Lots about dad, not so much out there about son. So who is Tyrone Hampton, Jr., and why does he want to be a PUSD Board Member?

Maybe he is a young parent, and wants to institute change. I sure hope so. It certainly can’t be the pay.

Serving on the Board of Education pays next to nothing, although there are some perks like health benefits. Just the same, it is a headache “job” and almost everyone who serves on the board has a primary business or work obligation - even photo boy Ed Honowitz.

It is a thankless, merciless job, filled with the joys of dealing with people like, uh, me. Why anyone would choose to go that route is anyone’s guess, but I can’t imagine why anyone would want to serve in politics at all.  Maybe I am the wrong person to ask or even to discuss it to begin with ... That’s what’s so beautiful about the first amendment in the first place - its ability to be wasted on every man’s voice, even mine.

Until the next time ... remember ... our progressive neighbors to the northwest still call them Accords ...  maybe it’s still OK even if it’s not ...

Think green! (click here)

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81 comments:

  1. Here is my two cents. Building trades and developers are drawn to the PUSD like a moth to a flame because of the hundreds of millions of dollars in facilities bond money. So does this bond money exist so that the schools can be maintained or even upgraded? Or do the schools exist so that all of these interested parties can make a killing? Judging by the way the PUSD is run and the players involved in running it, my guess is the latter.

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    1. i;d call that a dime, and a pretty good one at that

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    2. Selinske has some sort of sign making company that ends up getting good business through PUSD.

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    3. I hear "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here" is particularly popular with PUSD parents.

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    4. Abolish the Department of Education. Privatize education. Stop the indoctrination of our young children into Communism.

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    5. One of the most popular offerings at PUSD schools is the FWROA program. Future Welfare Recipients Of America.

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  2. Ever since Redevelopment Agencys and unlimited funds have dried up the remaining two money "honey holes" are Water and education.

    All three "honey holes" were operated like private countries even though they are located with in the state of California, they followed NO rules and regulations other businesses have to follow.

    It's time to pull back the covers and see what's been happening behind closed doors with tax payers monies?

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    1. And when it comes to public education, you will be shocked to see how the tax payer funds are being used.

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    1. KK - if you wish to advertise on my site the rates start at $5,000. For your particular business I would recommend a banner ad.

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  4. What I want to know is why Sierra Madre doesn't get to elect a Board of Education member until two years later than those other "subdistricts." is it reverse racism?

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    1. It was to be "fair" to Tom Selinske. His term would have been cut short. Didn't matter that Kim Kenne's term was shortened. Some members of the board have more clout than others.

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    2. It depends on whether you are in on the PUSD low income housing scam or not. Selinske is one of the wise guys.

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    3. As I have stated, the financial disclosures for the Selinske campaign are very interesting. As for the question of "reverse racism" the schools are made up of students from all over the district, including Sierra Madre kids. The breakdown according to ethnicity is at

      http://webschoolpro.com/sierra-madre-elementary-school_CA19648816021737/school-enrollment-characteristics.html

      I think this is more about SES than anything else. There is lots of money here, and it is easier to get if this area has no voice. It is further promoted by a brain euthanized Sierra Madre mindset who think they are progressive thinkers. but who really don't understand how badly their naivety is being exploited.

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    4. Why don't we have a vote in 2013 with the other districts?

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    5. Good question 10:29, no real answers though. There's been talk of it being unfair to remove board members that haven't served out their term.

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    6. Couldn't they just have put a couple of extra chairs at the dais? Why should Sierra Madre have to pay the price for no loads that don't even live here?

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    7. Families United to Utilize Resources was Selinske's company, until he merged it with Selinske and Associates. What resources?

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    8. Bond money. It always goes back to that.

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    9. Seville Group was a major contributor to Selinske's campaign in 2010. Coincidentally, they are a construction company which builds schools.

      And, the unions seemed to like Tom pretty well, too. His campaign literature had the union emblem on them. RINO Republican (yuck)

      We'll have to encourage our friends in District 4 to toss him out in 2015. But that leaves Renatta Cooper sitting in the same district, so let's find someone who doesn't want to turn our children in to Communists, instead.

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    10. I disagree. The children who attend PUSD schools are hostages to a bunch of gutter hustlers who are enriching themselves at our expense. It is capitalism at it's most exploitative and abusive.

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    11. 9:01 - I think the term is racial gerrymandering.

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  5. The Hamptons are sleezes and shysters of the first water. Tyrone Hampton, Jr. bids on every contract that comes out of Pasadena - usually comes in low, wins, starts the work/job, and pulls his subcontractors and holds out for more money claiming he can't finish the job. Uses substandard materials and all of his many "black" contacts in LA County (and he's got them). A piece of work.

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    1. The rewards of sub-districting. Now every local flimflam artist and political hustler can get themselves a platinum seat at the taxpayer trough.

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    2. 10:12, is your information verifiable?

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    3. Probably not, just throwing things out to see if it will stick.

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    4. You should probably check in with City Hall in Pasadena to make sure. If there is something to it we'll be sure to hear about it during the election. The PUSD Board of Education's reputation is shoddy enough as it is. I don't think you should take any more chances than you already have.

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    5. 11:52, it's done anonymously, so what chances are taken?

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    6. Not fair to toss out stuff like that anonymously 1012, especially without some form of documentation. smearing people ain't my bag. connecting dots is my thing.

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    7. hint*hint* build me a constellation

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    8. Under the banner of SOCIAL JUSTICE, and threats of lawsuits from The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (Councilmember Harabedian's law firm is involved in this), we now have 7 sub-geographic districts rather than an at-large election because all of the different ethnicities supposedly weren't getting a fair shot at winning a seat (or so the political players say).

      So now we're in the filing period for 4 of those seats. Let's see how these SOCIAL JUSTICE engineers are faring so far in the filing period:

      District 1
      Configured for a Black representative. About 90% of the district is in NW Altadena
      Demographics approximately 34% Black, 27% Latino, 29% White
      Kim Kenne has pulled nomination papers for this seat. She is a WHITE incumbent
      Rumor has it Ramon Miramontes will not be running

      District 3
      Configured for a Hispanic representative
      Demographics approximately 40% Latino, 35% Black, 17% White
      Tyrone Hampton, Jr. has pulled nomination papers for this seat. He is Black
      Where is the Latino representative in this SOCIAL JUSTICE experiment? Let's keep looking....

      District 5
      Configured for a white representative
      Demographics approximately 55% white, 19% Latino, 17% Asian
      Ed Honowitz and Elizabeth Pomeroy are both in this district
      Elizabeth Pomeroy pulled nomination papers - Honowitz has not
      They are both white

      District 7
      Configured for a white representative
      Demographics approximately 69% White, 15% Asian
      Scott Phelps has pulled nomination papers and is a white incumbent

      So there you have it - so far this isn't turning out quite the way those bullies at the Lawyers' Committee for Social Justice planned it. The filing period ends around 12/7/12, so maybe there's still time to get some diversity, because when 2015 rolls around and District 2 (NE Pas/NE Alt), and District 6 (Sierra Madre/NE/SE Pas) roll around you have districts that are heavily white - 71%, and 62%, respectively.

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    9. Gosh, you mean to say social engineering doesn't work? Is it time for Peter Dreier to wear his jackass headgear yet?

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    10. Can you imagine the howls of rage if the two 2015 districts were Hispanic or black instead of white? Where is the Dept of Justice now?

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    11. Harabedian is a gofer.

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    12. Here's the other part - the Latino community came out during the redistricting process, whether they spoke english or not. They were passionate, had interpreters if needed, but some felt that the outreach by the redistricting committee was poor. Yet, why haven't they put forth a candidate?

      The groups I remember being there were LULAC, Pasadena Latino Coalition, NAACP, Center for the Education of the Population, Centro d Educacion del Pueblo, Armenian Community Coalition, El Centro de Accion Social, Pasadena Latino Forum, Center for the Education of the People, and ACT.

      Lots of special interest groups here. It will be interesting to see what this looks like in December.

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    13. 2:58, thank you for sharing. I've heard the same thing re: Miramontes not running again. Too bad. PUSD needs a little shaking up.
      Although Honowitz hasn't pulled papers just yet, doesn't mean he won't. He's still got until Dec. 7. Maybe he's waiting for some of the dust to settle?

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    14. the dust won't settle until he gives me the signature page, are you listening, bonehead?

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    15. @3:03. mr. ed puppet needs a new friend......

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    16. If Dreier and Honowitz got into the same horse costume, it would have two asses.

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    17. Tony B, keep digging on Hampton, there's more out there, right Tattlers?

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    18. Careful there, 3:46 - you're going to be painted by ACT and the black community as a racist, hate filled, tea partier. Never mind that he has purported poor business practices. You will be on trial - not the candidate. And that will make Hampton the winner - because you have spewed your racist hate on him. That's a badge of honor in the SOCIAL JUSTICE wing of the electorate.

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    19. A bad candidate is a bad candidate. That is something that transcends all ethnicities. And if you hold back because you fear the PC police? Then you are as wretched as they are.

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    20. thanks 346, i'll keep digging. i have a shovel and a penchant for curiousity

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    21. When ACT and the rest of those people stole my right to vote in the 2013 Pasadena Unified School Board election, it was a hate crime and I was the victim. They still take my money, but my right to vote was stolen. They can stick their so-called social justice where the sun never shines. And I am not talking about their minds.

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  6. Anonymous candidates are running for the PUSD Board of Education? Good Lord.

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    1. How can you run for office anonymously?

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    2. The ACT machine helps out those candidates that fit the bill.

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  7. I have a new pitch for y'all.

    Pasadena, Weakly. Keeping it safer than milk since 1984.

    http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/unintended_consequences/11662

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    1. A classic example of how to give the impression of covering a topic while saying absolutely nothing at all. They do that well at the Pweekly.

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    2. Pasadena Weekly, isn't that the paper whose editor wrote that he hoped a strong hurricaine would hit Florida in time to ruin the Republican Convention? Good journalism, I'd say.

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  8. Dear Brandenbergs:
    One of the best articles I've ever read on how City of Pasadena and PUSD really work was written almost three years ago but I found it to be such a good explanation that I kept the link for reference. Because you seem to be looking for a key to all of this you might find it interesting:
    http://pasadenasubrosa.typepad.com/pasadena_sub_rosa/2010/01/passthedena-pasadenas-political-economy.html

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    1. We need some new Pasadena Sub Rosa articles. I've pretty much finished the one about the ficus trees.

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    2. Pasadena Sub Rosa author (Wayne Lusvardi) has moved on to write about California policy at Calwatchdog.com. Tattler has a link to the site in the right-hand column.

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    3. I am actually serious. How are we going to get through another godawful PUSD election without PSR? Especially now that they have resegregated the district?

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    4. I know, I know, I'm with you on that. But Tattler does a great job on these issues too.
      The ficus tree comment did make me laugh though.

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    5. 2:53, we need to do our own digging. All you need are some possible dates, what you're looking for, and a few names from the list of the "usual suspects" affiliated with the agency and do a public records search through Pasadena:

      http://eforms.cityofpasadena.net/pras/form/request.aspx

      or through PUSD

      Address the request to: wolfson.adam@pusd.us and gundry.jon@pusd.us

      Here's the form to request public records:

      http://parentcommunications.pasadenausd.org/modules/locker/files/group_files.phtml?parent=3920541&gid=938988&sessionid=186d2c176410b91fe2f18017534e987b

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  9. We just went over the 3,000 hits mark for today. Not bad for a little local blog. The PUSD is a hot topic these days.

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    1. Thank you moderator for bringing the education angle in. We need to keep up with how all these dirts comingle.

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    2. My pleasure, and thank you. It is always the same damn people, right?

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    3. Yep, we should list the players in the machine. Not everyone knows who they are, and how they relate to Sierra Madre.....I can start with the easy ones- Dreier, Honowitz, Furman, Selinske, ACT, PEF

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    4. Who will the Dreier Hate Machine go after this time?

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    5. They've been breathing down the Brandenburg's necks.

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    6. 3:36 - to that list you need to add Bart "Bond Daddy" Doyle, Johnny Edison, and International man of Intrigue Joe Mosca.

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    7. More for the list, 3:36- Roberta Martinez, Bill Bogaard

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    8. Maybe the PUSD needs some more sunshine?

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    9. 3,000 hits for the day? Wow. I'm sure it's even more now. Congratulations, Tattler! With readership like that I'd say you are in a GREAT position to pour some burning sunshine onto PUSD trickery.
      And very best wishes to the Brandenburgs; they appear to have the necessary grit to go up against the PUSD Pod People.

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    10. 3:58 - the PUSD needs a lot more than sunshine.

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    11. Hey, you left the little guy out - there's the chair of the Districting Task Force, Ken Chawkins. I guess since he lost in his race for school board, he thought that 7 little districts (see what I did there?) would be right up his alley.

      Roberta Martin lost in her race for school board, too.

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    12. that's alot of traffic. i wonder if the scumbags that bullied my kid still want to try to convince the pusd that every anonymous or pseudonymous poster is somehow me and mj. are you paying attention pigdogs? people are tired of being lied to and fed tripe when they are paying for filet mignon. you want to slag me, do it out front, not in little memos to the board. your lies and what you did to my kid are all spelled out in the docs.

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  10. Glad you delved into this topic, John, because it's endemic to School Boards all over California. This is the dirty little secret around public school construction, particularly Bond monies and the subcontracting operations controlled out of a few firms in SACRAMENTO. LAUSD is famously probably the worst, many of my friends have exited jobs there because the construction corruption is so bad and so blatant, really embedded in their system.

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  11. We have to extend kudos to the Brandenburgs as well. They seem to have some inside knowledge, don't they?

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    1. They are a most welcome addition to this blog.

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  12. And the irony of it all? It is the TOWN who had their voice STOLEN by the subdistricting that actually PAYS ATTENTION to what is going on.

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    1. Measure A failed in Sierra Madre. But no matter. We didn't have the numbers to keep Pasadena and Altered Dena from putting us into the taxation without representation category.

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    2. They're 'Denas, we're only a Madre.

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    3. What's Bart's take on this? Did he ever offer an explanation as to why, when he was representing Sierra Madre, he somehow "forgot" why he was there?

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    4. We never got any adequate explanation of why this happened. Doyle was questioned about this by Chris Koerber at a City Council meeting and Doyle just gave us some lawyer doubletalk.

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  13. It's down right disgusting that not only has the district become balkinized between the races, but the development weasels have all but taken over.
    It is dehumanizing that we are being pushed into race and ethnicity, as opposed to having people who are qualified to speak for everyone. This so unamerican, it's disgusting.
    Welcome to the Democratic Partiers Party.
    Or should I say, welcome to hell.

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  14. I cannot imagine what that school board does. All I can say is that nobody seems to be running those schools. The administrator I worked under was an absolute clown whose ratio of doing her job/accomplishing things to entertaining herself with drama and nonsense was at best1:7. Nobody was ever made accountable for anything and tasks that normally take an afternoon took MONTHS. Sorry, but that district exists for narcissistic adults a to prance around at meetings and congratulate themselves on having power and being important. What this has to do with kids? Beats me.

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