Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ramon Miramontes Gets Legal On Occidental College's Nutty Professor Peter Dreier (And More!)

Dreier on his chances of escaping legal sanction.
(Mod: A pretty important exclusive today for The Tattler, and such stirring news for so pleasant a Sunday morning, too. The bizarre attacks recently unleashed by an apparently unhinged Professor Peter Dreier of Occidental College in the street distributed pages of the Pasadena Weekly have now drawn a carefully measured legal response from PUSD Board of Education alumnus Ramon Miramontes. Ramon's attorney, Oscar Acevedo, sent the following cease and desist letter to Professor Dreier on Feb 4. We are posting it here so that this sadly confused individual's abundant shame can be clearly witnessed by all concerned.)

From: The Law Offices of Oscar Acevedo
To: Mr. Peter Dreier

Dear Mr. Dreier:

My office represents Ramon Miramontes and his company, Zocalo Strategic Group. The purpose of this letter is to demand that you immediately cease and desist from circulating the libelous article you caused to be published in the newspaper "Pasadena Weekly" on or about January 30, 2014 about my client and his company, "Keeping Ramon aboard". Many of the comments made in the article, authored by you, are patently false and designed to injure my client's reputation and do harm to his business. In addition to withdrawing the article, I am requesting that no later than February 10, 2014, you publish an article retracting the statements you have made and give such retraction the same prominence and circulation as your original article.

There is little question the statements made by you are false and defamatory in nature. The statements insinuate that my client has or is conspiring to engage in illegal contracts, and do work for which compensation is not deserved or without benefit to his clientele, including the Pasadena Unified School District. Further, you refer to my client's temperament and character as ill spirited and demeaning, and refers to allegations that, if accepted by a reader as true, injure my client's reputation so as to cast ridicule and contempt upon my client and besmirches my client's reputation in the greater Pasadena community and beyond.

It is my belief that you submitted the article for no other purpose than to deter third persons from associating or dealing with my client and/or his company, and to cause my client economic and personal harm. The article specifically injures my client with respect to his profession as a counselor and educator of young people, by imputing to my client that he should be disqualified from holding elected public office or do work with the Pasadena Unified School District or in other such venues. The article also casts aspersion on the previous work that I did for the Southeast Cities Schools Coalition implying that the work I did for this joint powers government agency was somehow tied to the City of Bell corruption scandal and was done for the opportunity to achieve personal monetary gain.

Failing a retraction by February 10, 2014, that unconditionally retracts the false and defamatory statements, you leave my client with no choice but to pursue whatever legal action is necessary to redress any and all injuries caused by your blatant spurious allegations.

Best regards,

Oscar Acevedo, ESQ.

(Mod: Today is February 16, and as far as I can tell Dreier has not taken back anything. Rather Petey is now republishing his smear column on other sites that share in his lunatic fringe political persuasions.  Meaning that he is going to get hit with a major slander lawsuit, and very soon ... One other matter needs to be discussed. On Valentine's Day I received an email here in the form of a reader comment from the Editor of the Pasadena Weekly, Kevin Uhrich. This is what Kevin had to say.)

"I couldn't find a phone number or an email address for a moderator or a person responsible for this operation, so I have turned to this forum to urge you to please remove the story you have lifted without permission from the Pasadena Weekly Web site. I am speaking specifically about the story titled "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid," by Ramon Miramontes. Although Ramon authored this Guest Opinion, it belongs to the Pasadena Weekly. The courteous and professional thing to do would be to use a few lines from the story and then offer a link to our site, not simply take our content without any notice. I will continue looking for some way to contact the operator of this site. Until then, I can be reached from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday."

(Mod: In my opinion the myopic Mr. Uhrich was clearly incensed by the amount of traffic Ramon's column was receiving here, whereas his site was drawing little more than its usual flies. I did not link anything to Uhrich's mess because in my opinion PasadenaWeekly.com is currently functioning as a hate site, and it would be wrong to in any way help them. Plus I am pretty sure he'd received a call from the choleric Peter Dreier, who was taking a lively beating here ... Rest assured, Ramon's column was published on The Tattler with his written permission, and when the PW-centric Uhrich returns to work at 9 a.m. on Monday morning he will be able to read a legally authoritative e-mail stating my right to have published it. This is how Ramon Miramontes put it in an e-mail to Tony Brandenburg yesterday.)

"I'll forward it to my lawyer, Oscar Acevedo. He has been copied. I will be on the record that I gave expressed permission for John to use it. This is my intellectual property, I did not give the (Pasadena Weekly) any ownership over it."

(Mod: I believe that settles the matter. Think about it, why would Ramon Miramontes want to donate exclusive content to a weekly so-called alternative rag where he has not only been outrageously smeared, but seen his wife personally attacked as well? I don't know Kevin Uhrich, nor would I care to, but the fellow does appear to have lost his grip on most commonly accepted versions of reality.)

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57 comments:

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    1. good day, sunshine

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    2. He is the egg man. I am the walrus.

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    3. don't look now, but i believe the joker is laughing at you

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    4. we havep our own nutty junior college professor running for our own Council

      same old same old with a consistent run of Council candidates, a new lawyer in town all of a sudden all up in our business or we have the candidates who pontificate and seem scholarly, say all the right things depending on who's asking and can speak a good yarn

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    5. The privileged claim to be speaking on behalf of the working people, while behind the scenes they destroy entire communities and school districts.

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  2. Hey Mr. Tattler, you should write a book some day.

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    1. Sierra Madre needs a book writers club.

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    2. call the city and get it funded!

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    3. "We dedicate this book to Billy Shields. Without his generous support of the arts in Sierra Madre none of this would ever have been possible."

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    4. OOOhh. I sense a "One Book One City" coming on!

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    5. Only if the UUT tax hike passes.

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    6. The bronze 20 foot statue called "Goddess Mayor Dancing Cha Cha" slated for Kersting Court will not see the light of day unless the UUT hike goes through.

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    7. we could all read walden too, or brave new world, or 1984. oh wait. we don't need to read them anymore. we can just enjoy the ride.

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  3. Professor Dreier has become a major comedy resource for this area. He's like a sitcom character.

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  4. How low has the Pasadena Weekly sunk to be publishing this libelous and logically fallacious Dreier screed.

    According to Dreier, if you ever did business with someone who also did business with the City of Bell then you are somehow as corrupt as the politicians and government employees in Bell.

    Guilt by association? Really?

    The Pasadena Weekly took ads from people convicted of prostitution. Is the Pasadena Weekly involved in prostitution?

    Ok, if you ever elected to take a class from a Marxist like Dreier then that makes you a suspected Marxist. Your name should be placed on a suspected Marxist student website so that prospective employers know what they are getting.

    Occidental students need to be advised of the risk to their futures that associating with Dreier represents.

    Also Pasadena Education Foundation donors need to know that the PEF is supervised, in part by a Marxist who advocates intentionally collapsing our society by implementing fraudulent "reforms" designed to fail. Same goes for Invest in PUSD Kids.

    How do we know that Dreier isn't trying to intentionally collapse the PUSD?

    Anyone associating with those groups is guilty of guilt by association with Dreier so under the Pasadena Weekly policy of guilt by association they too should be driven from the public square.

    Miramontes isn't even an elected official so the only purpose was to cause his family personal economic harm.

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    1. oh, it's sick, sick, sick. so this cat is an editor, i assume. and he is sweating john on this? why? does anyone sweat renatta cooper when she echos the same story to three or four outlets? or sweety petey? hell no, you know they don't. that is because the slant over at the meekly is to boost a specific brand of thinker.

      correct that. a specific type of follower.

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    2. I think the reason Uhlrich has turned his silks into a swab over this is he knows The Tattler ate their lunch. Right off their plate, too.

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    3. and we did it with our hands after licking our fingers first

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  5. I just got off the phone with Kevin Uhlrich. The Pasadena Weekly will be printing the Bible in next week's edition. It now belongs to them.

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  6. Petey should be allowed to say anything he wants. As he will be glad to tell you, he is saving the world.

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    1. Petey thought is the way.

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  7. Herr Dreier is so cute when he gets mad.

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    1. If you get Der Marxen Fuhrer really going he'll given you the finger. It is the ultimate compliment.

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  8. Since Dreier has chosen to attack Miramontes' family, presumably Dreier doesn't consider family off limits.

    For years now, Dreier has claimed that we should all "Invest in PUSD Kids". He even helped found the Marxist associated (because it is associated with Dreier who is a Marxist) group "Invest in PUSD Kids".

    So it is fair to ask where Dreier, who lives in the attendance zone for Pasadena High School, has "invested" the education of his own children.

    Turns out at least one of his daughters attends the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. What is hilarious is not only Dreier's rank hypocrisy, but the fact that under the law, this publicly financed school is classified as "specialized" which means it is able to select their students based on merit and is not subject to federal guidelines related to desegregation efforts.

    You guessed it, it is one of the whitest (50% white and only 12% African American) public high schools in Los Angeles County.

    Because all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

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    1. I seem to recall that PUSDAD bragged about walking his children over to Norma Coombs in between rants where he blew smoke up Honowitz's cuolo. Y'all seem to forget there is another area high school for someone who could walk to Norma Coombs, and that would be Marshall Fundamental which is 6-12

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    2. Poshly maintained tenured radicals like Dreier love the poor. They just don't want to have to smell them.

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    3. That's a really hard high school to get into. Auditions are required and there's a far greater number who try than who get in. And students try, year after year. It's more like a test that relies on things like who started the piano lessons at 2 instead of 10. Off the charts competitive.
      I was under the impression that Drier talked the talk but didn't walk the walk by buying a fancy private school for his own kids. LACHSA is a different kind of thing. Do the other children go to public school?

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    4. White man privilege.

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    5. Gringo: pusddad here. after norma coombs, which btw only sertves kids too young to go to Marshall, my kids are now at Marshall. and yes, they walk to school.

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  9. I can understand not wanting to send your kids to the "Home of the Bull Dogs." The place is a mess. The pipes running above the hallways are caked in a decades worth of filth.

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  10. i see Neal the pig has a Goss sign in his yard

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    1. Birds of a feather oink together.

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    2. Gene has a high corn content. Pigs love that.

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    3. At last Neil has a proper place to lift his leg.

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    4. Maybe they should put a Goss sign next to the bathrooms at the Hart Park House.

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    5. Gene Goss - Sty Guy

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    6. One Pig One City.

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    7. the "family is off limits rule" is not universally followed; it is an expectation for some, not a given for all. this coming from a person who had to protect his SEVEN YEAR OLD from the elite, and who is constantly under fire for even mentioning it.

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    8. wrong thread^ oopsie. Hey, is Neil old enough to vote?

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    9. That is a complicated legal matter. The term for a porker who has reached his maturity is "hog." However, in Sierra Madre hogs are illegal. So Chief Giannone had Neil declared a pig, which means he is not old enough to vote. Honestly, I don't know why Goss is campaigning for the votes of four legged creatures anyway. Perhaps it is because people want nothing to do with him. He came in last place in 2012. My advice is hide the chickens.

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    10. Chickens were nearly outlawed by Cha-Cha, fortunately gerbils and chinchillas were saved at the eleventh hour by Josh. Whew.

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    11. He saved the rats, too.

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    12. whatever flavor of the minute is Goss's political marketing plan

      at least he isn't borrowing a dog for a campaign photo or photoshopping out SMPD badges off uniforms in another SM campaign photos

      go figure both of the culprits are "lawyers'

      blowhards

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    13. the 4 legged critter allianceFebruary 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      come back josh

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    14. Tax me Goose! I don't love Sierra Madre enough and I need to be punished!

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  11. Pasadena Weekly a "hate site"? You turning into the civility blog?

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    2. I said "some."

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    3. Change it to "some people" and you have a reasonable comment.

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    4. selective reader

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    5. Petey suffers from "Great White Father" syndrome.

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    6. took no offense, i understood the message. i was teasing. sorry i forgot the emoticon. i read too fast, and type too slow

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  12. the Pasadena Weeky...please who give a rip what they publish - all people pick up that paper for is to see the entertainment ads - it's a nothing journalism and is just there for filler for all the ads

    same as the MtWilson News - I still can't believe that nobody at the paper will produce actual print invoices to substantiate the city paying for legal notice placement or advertisers being provided a legal proof of performance

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    1. The "massage" ads are what keeps the Pweekly going.

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