Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Mountain Views News Endorses Noah Green

Noah Green: City Council or Bust!
Well, you probably wouldn't want your small children looking at Noah Green's Facebook pictures, but why not elect him to the highest honor this community has to offer anyway? After four years of the Civility Party, petty debauchery such as this has become just a part of our political evolution.

Yes, have come far in this community. So why wouldn't we want to elect a man who is not afraid to admit he enjoys PDA with a store mannequin? Maybe this is all a lifestyle issue, and we need to be more accepting.

Besides, he has only lived here for 18 months, has just begun talking to the people of this community in the last six weeks or so, and recently admitted he was surprised to learn that a lot of those who do live here are well-informed, quite intelligent, and care deeply about their community. Folks he had previously described as "townies." Who could have ever known?

All of this is unfortunately very bad news for his election chances. An informed electorate being not quite so likely to cast their ballots for an arriveste' carpetbagger with an unfortunate penchant for posing in flagrante delicto before a smart phone, and then posting those pictures on the Internet for all the world to see. Including Sierra Madre voters.

So let's get down to it. Here is how the editrix of the Mountain Views News expresses her undying support for the vastly underqualified (and oftentimes undressed) candidate she was dopey enough to help talk into running.

BREAKING NEWSMountain Views News endorses Noah Green for Sierra Madre City Council!

"This candidate has demonstrated a willingness to represent the entire city and work as part of a team that will always put the best interests of Sierra Madre first!!" Susan Henderson, Publisher and Editor

This in direct contrast to what the editorial board of the Pasadena Star News had to say when they recently recommended that you vote for anybody but Noah Green (link).

If the enduring political hubbub in the tiny — pop. 11,000 — middle-class-to-affluent hamlet of Sierra Madre were writ large in other Southern California cities, we’d be the most electorally engaged place on the planet. If many readers have only visited for the Wisteria Festival or mountain trails access, they may not know that many of the same issues that affect us all are hotly debated there: Preservation vs. development. High utility taxes. Public pensions. How to pay to repair an aging infrastructure. Unusually, there are three open council seats this election, and four candidates with good ideas vying to join the council. Noah Green’s good ideas are mostly confined to the excellent one of promoting gray-water solutions to the drought problem, and he needs more time in town to understand issues.

Has anyone ever been called clueless and unqualified in so civil a style?

Now some of our readers might be stunned that our adjudicated and taxpayer supported weekly newspaper of record would be making such an unfortunate endorsement. After all, Noah Green first came to the attention of most people in Sierra Madre through an Internet-wide distribution of the naked and debauched selfies he himself had posted on his Facebook page. And if you talk to just about anyone you meet in town right now, you'll find that this really is about the only impression most people have of the guy.

But you know, that sort of thing does appeal to a certain small segment of this community. And none more so than H. Susan Henderson, the publisher of The Mountain Views News. After all, she too ran afoul of an outraged public opinion at a sensitive moment in her political career.

Would you believe that part of her sudden fall from grace as the Executive Director of the California Democratic Party had to do with her using the California Democratic Party's official credit card to make unauthorized purchases at Victoria's Secret? Or that she claimed academic honors on her resume' that she had never earned? Including the false claim that she was a graduate of a University of California law school?

Here is that story straight from the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle (link).

Demo leader resigns under fire H. Susan Henderson, onetime Republican turned executive director of the California Democratic Party, has resigned her $78,000-per-year post amid controversy over alleged resume-pumping and questionable expenditures on a party credit card.

State party chair Bill Press announced Henderson's departure Wednesday, the same day The Examiner reported that she had registered to vote as a Republican barely two years before taking the $78,000-per-year Democratic Party post.

The Examiner also reported that the University of California had no record of awarding Henderson a law degree and an MBA, as she had claimed on her resume, and that a Sunnyvale business executive said Henderson had failed to repay a $2,000 loan.

Henderson states that she holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State University, but a spokeswoman said Ohio State had never granted a degree to Harriet Susan Henderson or Harriet Poole, Henderson's maiden name.

Henderson's resume also says that she holds an "M.B.A. / J.D." from the University of California, without specifying a campus.

Spokesmen at UC-Berkeley, UCLA and UC-Davis, the three UC campuses that have both law and business schools, said no such degrees had been issued to H. Susan Henderson or Harriet Poole.

Party credit-card records show that in a three-month period in 1995 she ran up $12,000 in charges, including $74 at a Victoria's Secret lingerie shop in Washington, D.C., $220 at a golf course in Palm Springs, $137 at a Los Angeles beauty-supply outlet and $26 at a laundry.

So there you go. Sure helps to explain Susan Henderson's endorsement of Noah Green. After all, she too got caught for some rather flagrant indiscretions, and then very quickly fell from grace because of them.

Birds of a feather, as they say.

Oh, and there is a City Council meeting tonight

It starts at 6:30. There is nothing really all that earthshaking on the agenda, which you can view by clicking here. Though it will be the last gasp of the Mayor Walsh's four year term of office. A momentous era distinguished by an inability to accomplish anything of importance. We'll sure miss the poor dear. Presumably she will now go off to work full time for the Noah Green campaign.

We'll be covering it here, anyway.

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132 comments:

  1. Thanx Crawford, he's got my vote!. ..seriously

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    1. You exude true class, sir. Thanks for being who you are.

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    2. I think the first post is probably from Noah himself. this is what his pitiful campaign has been reduced to.

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    3. It might have been Josh. He is a bit of a love monkey himself, you know.

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    4. Josh has been a bit tied up these days

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    5. At least he's happy.

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    6. thrown under the bus when Henderson and Walsh conned him into running, the Looney View News has to endorse him, Henderson has been parading him around town and showing him off as the new boy wonder

      if she only knew he was posting boyish pics on his adult Facebook page



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    7. In a rare lapse in judgement, Henderson in her Looney View News, published a letter to the editor with the postion NO on the UUT - Henderson had been printing the verbatim the city position and no other and only editorials that supported her own YES opinion so to see a NO letter was surprising

      however, didn't take long for Susan to revert back to her kooky style, endorsing Noah

      Susan fancies herself as the voice of Sierra Madre and the "media" in town - laughable

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  2. Too early for him to be up.

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  3. Never a mention on how Walsh was rescued in was it India? Seems MaryAnn headed up a rescue plane to get her our of some country, has anyone ever heard the story or is that just a rumor??

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    1. http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/holiday_from_hell/6702/

      “If you are going to be a hostage, have a good mini-bar,” she said with a chuckle. “I plan to get right back on a plane as soon as I can. We can’t let terrorism hold us back or hurt the travel industry.”
      Nancy Walsh
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    2. It was Mumbai and MaryAnn did it through then Congressman Dreier's office. Nancy's daughter was called and very appreciative - not so much in the last election.

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    3. Drier?! Good riddance !!!

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    4. At least Dreier accomplished real things in this town. Like getting us the fire support we needed when it looked like significant portions of this town were about to be burned to the ground. Judy Chu gives us nothing but lip service.

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    5. I consider myself a bleeding heart liberal, but voted for Dreier in his last election, because of all he did for Sierra Madre, and got into arguments with other bleeding heart liberals, who were appalled that I'd voted for him! C'mon, Sierra Madre IS about Sierra Madre!

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    6. Has Judy Chu done anything for Sierra Madre? Outside of showing up on holidays to wave at people?

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  4. I don't know who is more bizarre, Susan Henderson or Noah Green. Stop and think about what it means for our community that such people are actually taken seriously in some quarters.

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    1. just the minority "in" crowd

      take a look at all the NO signs and where the YES signs on the UUT are displayed

      heck, surrounding Nancy Walsh's house she has the only YES sign and all her neighbors have NO - but Nancy is always right or so she believes because she can

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  5. Guess that the women's club is voting for the same candidates as Henderson's paper suggests? Kind of makes sense since I heard one of the women in the club proof reads for The Mountain Views News. Those poor ladies don't have a mind of there own, always voting the smile and not the person or who there told to vote for. It also looks like they don't support the ladies, well the smart ladies anyway. If Mr. Green gets in it will be all of the same, more taxes and deeper in debt. These poor decisions are breaking Sierra Madre and ruining the small town atmosphere we all moved here for, not to mention the mess our water system is in. Yes, we can blame a lot of that on the Women's Club and other clubs in town. How can these clubs buy into the lies, oh they follow Susan Henderson and her one way paper. That's how.

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    1. The old women of the Woman's club will vote for the men that flatter them; they are that susceptible. You should have seen how an almost giddy Woman's Club prez, Mary Carney was draping herself over Gene Goss at the candidate forum. Oh, yes, that was certainly "fair and balanced".

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    2. Were the Calderons there?

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    3. Yolanda Miranda & The Calderons were there in spirit.

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    4. The way to overcome the lies that are spread in town is to become active in the many groups so that you can meet and inform people. You can become active in groups for youth, seniors, churches, or other groups. You can also join the different civic organizations. The "dirts" have become very influential in all of these groups.

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    5. As a member of the SMWC, I disagree. We are very committed to our community and in the end will think for ourselves on how to vote. I am voting No and for the two most intelligent candidates--the women!

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    6. Thank you. The assumptions some people make are unfortunate and harmful.

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    7. 10:04 - that sounds like the name of a band.

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    8. I hear most of the band - Yolanda Miranda & The Calderons - will be playing at San Quentin soon.

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    9. Maybe they'll want to switch to a blues format.

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    10. It'll be an extended engagement.

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  6. 6:14 Let me clear that up for you. These people are front men for the down town investment club. The investment club will stop at nothing, even infiltrating local clubs with lies and misinformation. It's hard to feel sorry for the lambs being led to the slaughter of Sierra Madre when all along they think there voting the right way. Sad.

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  7. I am going to vote for Mr Green too just because of all your stupid posts against him

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    1. Ah, get over yourself. You were going to vote for him anyway.

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    2. 6:43 you must be a member of the Woman's Club.

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    3. Well, the myth of the informed voter has now been confirmed dead.

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    4. More likely a Buc'aneer pal! Support your local party boy!!

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    5. The vote of the Buc crowd did put Josh Moran in the Mayor's seat.

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    6. Just so people know, Noah is going to do very very well with the mannequin vote.

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    7. Albertson's has Kleenex tissue on sale - pick up a extra box and drop off to Noah's house or the collection box at Mary's Market for him

      I will always look at Noah and chuckle under my breath that this is dude who bawled at the Kiwanis debate and said one of his lifelong ambitions was to be elected to a political office

      boo hoo

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  8. Bizarre yes, the difference is Henderson knows what she is doing and could care less about Sierra Madre. Green is just wanting to further his career and have some fun.

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    1. Susan's vote is based on who is likely to give her the most money to run the City's ads.

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    2. the next Council should give the city manager a directive to present a plan for the city to post legal notices online and why should the continue to pay for an obsolete service such as the local sidewalk paper to print legal notices?

      in the past, the reason to pay for print than pay zero for online was that the paper and Susan Henderson will print any city press release or marketing pitch (UUT) to us without question

      thanks Susan, you've been so great for the city

      but she considers the paper as regional, but no candidate endorsements for Duarte, Arcadia etc - just SM

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  9. Hopefully the people of Sierra Madre get the facts and make an informed decision. When you look at Susan Henderson's background, doesn't that tell us the whole story. Her endorsement should be the kiss of death to those candidates. This election comes down to a referendum on what kind of city we want. You have the stark contrast betweeen the candidates although the results would have been more significant if only one out of the four candidates were being elected. But you also have the UUT on the ballot which will be very revealing. I sure hope that Sierra Madre makes the right decision because, if not, Sierra Madre will go downhill really fast.

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  10. 6:43 Stupid is as stupid does. There are a lot of stupid voters here. Voting for their group not voting for whats best for the town.

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    1. There are quite a few people in town that have no idea of the issues, and could never understand them no matter how long they studied. Instead they gravitate to the nearest snake oil salesman (or woman in this case) and put all of their trust there. Con artists depend on such people for their influence and power. There is never a shortage of suckers.

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    2. He'll, man. No one votes!!!

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  11. Here's how to deal with Susan Henderson (and Elaine Aguilar too, for that matter): just remember that the more they smile and charm you, the deeper they are plunging the knife.

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  12. Why can't we have a real city government? Who convinces clowns like Green to run? And why?

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    1. Green should be really upset with Walsh and Henderson, they saw how gullible and desperate he was/is to be elected to something and he bought their spiel hook, line and sinker

      anybody shallow enough to just take the word of Walsh and Henderson without cking them out, is sort of Noah

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    2. or the guy in the most recently past election who came in dead last, will get elected because the only choice besides him is Noah Green.

      I'm just hoping that many people write in a 3rd candidate or Neil the Pig so whoever gets third will actually kno that they really aren't welcome on the Council and that their opinion on the Council has little public confidence.

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    3. clowns conviced a clown like Green to run

      Nancy Walsh and Susan Henderson, that's who

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  13. Just when you think things can't get worse in Sierra Madre, they do.

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    1. Ain't it the truth, 8:01!!!!

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    2. I shudder to think what might be next...

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    3. and when they get worse, there is always a few realtors standing around the ruins schemeing for condos

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  14. Now I know the Tattler lies and stretches the truth. How could the Tattler discover if Susan Henderson holds the degrees she claims. Only Susan Henderson can grant a college or university the authority to release any information about her. You cant just call up a university and asked them if an individual went to their school. They wont legally release that info. So how John do you have proof of what you are saying. Im not a supporter of Noah or Susan but you make these claims in a vacuum and expect your readers to believe it.

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    1. Did you read the newspaper article? There are others as well. Check out the link to th article thoughtfully provided to you and get back to us. Or if you are fibbing, go get a bar of soap and correct yourself.

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    2. Ah, another Green supporter. Anyone who has lived in Sierra Madre more than 18 months can remember the well documented (major newspapers) tale of Ms. Hendersen's fall from the Democratic Party and the lawsuit that ensued from her highhanded (as adjudged by the Superior Court) power grab of the Mt. Wilson Observer. And don't forget her welching on paying her housekeeper hundreds of dollars while entertaining the hoi poloi of this sordid little burg.

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    3. Ah yes, the misguided Woman's Club and Civic Club members who think if the Tattler is picking on someone, then they have to support the maligned . I heard two ladies chatting at the "Club" asking what the citizens are going to do with that awful man who pilfers pictures off the internet to slander a candidate.
      And, don't be fooled, there are many of these old biddies who don't have computers, believe what Nancy Walsh and Susan Henderson tell them, and will vote accordingly.

      I support the no on UUT, but if all of us who are working had on defeat the measure turn our backs on the two legitimate candidates and not give them our undivided support, then we are doomed.

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    4. I have added two additional links to articles dealing with Susan henderson's hurried departure from the #2 Democratic Post under Bill Press in the mid 1990s. I hope that 9:52 will spend some time with this material and come away from this knowing a lot more about the topic.

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    5. We're talking about an organization that drew only 20 people to their most recent "candidate's forum." Their influence in this community is being far overrated in the comments today.

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    6. 9:52, welcome to The Tattler, Susan! Jump on in, the MWD water's fine. A little yellow, but fine.

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    7. so, in the minds of some Members of the Women's Club, Noah posting the immature pictures of himself while pretending to be a civic minded professional capable of running a city government, it's not Noah's sanity or ability being question

      it's someone "pilfering" Noah's pictures and that person is "awful" but not Noah?

      I certainly hope those that think that way are never selected to a jury, thats insane logic

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    8. You got it, many Sierra Madre voters have insane logic.

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  15. I love it you grumpy old men are shooting yourselves in the foot AGAIN,don't you learn from your past failures?Hate,arrogance,name calling doesn't work well in my town.

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    1. As opposed to what? A city council candidate who sexually assaults mannequins? Go take a nap, pap.

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  16. Thank you for posting the two additional San Francisco Chronicle articles about Susan Henderson. People who have not read them should take a moment to do so. They shed quite a bit of light on an individual who has held some sway in this town for far too long. People need to know who Susan Henderson really is.

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  18. The women from the club have husbands, children and friends in town, not to be under estimated when it comes time to vote. They can only repeat that which they are told.

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    1. well even they can't ignore all of the NO signs in town

      and the YES signs are associated with Green and Goss

      so hopefully those hearing the pitch of why to vote yes or for Green, will do a little google search and learn the facts instead of what kind of snake oil tonic Susan Henderson is selling this week

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  19. I know several of the members of the Sierra Madre Women's Club and find them to be intelligent, self-directed, and capable individuals. It's the others... the ones who believe what Susan Henderson tells them because they don't have access - like Facebook photos are private. SH is everywhere - Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, her "neighborhood" weekly paper, everywhere. She is articulate, generally deports herself in a non-threatening way, and is a good friend to all. Just as she supported Joe Mosca, she supports Noah Green. Oh, and did I mention she is insidious?

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    1. The impact of the Woman"s Club is minimal.Out of the 112 members close to half reside in Pasadena,Arcadia,Monrovia,Duarte,San Gabriel,as well as Glendale!Some ladies are fans of the Local establishment but most of us remain aloof and attend the Woman's Club for it's more enjoyable functions!

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    2. It is true that half live in the surrounding areas, but the Sierra Madre bunch are the most dangerous. It is not the 50 or so who will vote the way Susan, or Mary Carney, or some of the others dictate, it is the octopus arm of those 50 who will be influenced. You are underestimating their ability to reach out to those most likely to believe Nancy Walsh and the Lies.

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    3. and Susan still owes her ex-business partner a boat load of money but refuses to pay a court required settlement

      that settlement she refuses to pay keeps adding interest the longer she refuses to pay and I really hope that the Dunn's one day level her with a lawsuit - Kevin is too busy with his acting and Katina has directed a documentary since leaving SM and Susan is still peddling her developer's smut in SM

      wow, it's really a big deal to be important in SM - we get in return, Goss, Green, Moran, Walsh,Buchanan

      yucky City Councils

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    4. easy, just email the roster pictures Noah himself posted on Facebook - he posted them on a public website and Facebook in it's policies state that there is no expectation of total privacy AND Facebook allows for copying of pictures because Facebook doesn't block that function

      Therefore, Noah Green, the lawyer really can't say much because Facebook isn 't private - just forward his picture and links to the Tattler concerning the issues.

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  20. I wish we could have a look at the 460's for the Goss and Green campaigns. Mod, any chance you could publish that for us?

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  21. hey 9:52 or Susan, it's public record and their are authenticated newspaper articles stating the facts

    The Tattler didn't make up any of it

    Susan was the one making up stuff (her resume) and as an employee using a corporate credit card for personal use - that's fraud in some circles

    guess not yours though

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    1. Susan gets very angry when this gets brought up. In Dem statewide California political circles she is a very notorious figure. She doesn't want people here to know about.

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  22. lol, the Women's Club has only 112 Members and half are from out of town?

    how do I hit the mute button on them?

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  23. So why did Henderson decide that she had to make her Noah endorsement public on social media? Things aren't going so good and she needed to get something out quick? Does she know her plodding weekly pulper isn't happening?

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    1. Hey Susan, welcome to the (early) 21st Century. Funny you had to release the news on your FB page, why not wait until next Saturday?

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    2. Susan can feel her influence dwindling to nothing.

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  24. Two questions. Is the council going to pass that stupid resolution to cap water UUT for businesses tonight? is th ere live blogging of the meeting?

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    1. Why of course there will be Live Blogging. I suspect there will be an interesting level of political tension in the air tonight. As the Jackson 5 put it so very well: "Got to be there!"

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    2. The water cap UUT is not something the UUT4 is going to want to hear discussed. So it should be discussed.

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    3. Absolutely 3:46
      Need to hammer this.
      Hope Earl Ritchie is there!
      We love Earl!!!

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  25. Tattlers. don't forget to order up your NO on UUT sign from the Mod.

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  26. I just reviewd tonight's City Council Agenda and warrants to be approved. Dumbstruck at $30,000+ to Coluantno & Levin, $18,000 to another group of lawyers, and on and on it goes. Almost $400,000 in warrants this month plus the payroll transfer in excess of $300,000, and anothe $5,000 in Library warrants. It's our money folks! Take an interest.

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  27. Koerber has pulled the UUT cap for people who aren't you. Prepared for an interesting conversation.

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  28. Charlie Kissinger is upset about the cost of trash pickup. From $50 to $260, and without telling him. He is not happy.

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  29. Make Capoccia and Harabedian explicitly vote for it and they will answer for it in 2016.

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  30. Michael Amerio has stepped up to the podium to read into the record the argument against Measure UUT. He is one of the CPAs who wrote the sample ballot argument against Measure UUT. Nancy Walsh's eyes are rolling around a bit.

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  31. Michael Amerio CPA, author of the argument against Measure UUT, will be replacing the faithless Capoccia in 2016.

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    1. Capoccia won't run again. How could he get anyone to believe anything he says?

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  32. John Lewis, CPA. Another of the authors of the No On UUT sample ballot statement. Nancy is not happy.

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  33. Ed Chen, who belongs to three Chambers of Commerce and is currently on leave from Athens so that he can work for the Tanaka campaign, has thanked everyone for the Wistaria success. Good to see he can keep track of all this.

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  34. Damn right, Chris. No big breaks for big water users. One UUT rate for everyone. I don't feel the need to subsidize the ALF out of my taxes.

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  35. Gary Hood is calling this discrimination against homeowners. Preferential treatment for a protected class of businesses.

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  36. Capoccia is still against it.

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  37. Josh is giving a legal opinion about utility tax breaks for businesses. Johnny thinks it is good for promoting businesses, and recruiting them. His successes are evident with every empty store downtown. Johnny also thinks there are no special interests in Sierra Madre. Which is hilarious.

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  38. what tortured logic on Harabedian's part....big business, please come to Sierra Madre for cheap MWD water! that ought a get them here in droves! this idea is right up there with the way finding signs!

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  39. Nancy has spent the last four years trying to bring businesses into Sierra Madre. She asked what word she is looking for. I think that would be failure.

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  40. Ok, water is cheap for all you businesses, get ready to pay you plebeians! they did it "because they can".

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    1. Pay up, suckers. No tax caps for you! Oh, and be sure to vote YES on measure UUT.

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    2. yes, as John Lewis, CPA said, the UUT increase is silly at best and deceptive at worst. And all one needs to understand to see that we don't need the UUT increase is simple math. I guess that's too much for most councilmembers to handle.

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  41. So how ironic is this? here we are having a huge discussion about the dire aspects of water in all of California and of course, Sierra Madre, and just before this doomsday discussion, the council voted 3 - 2 to allow businesses in town to waste all the water they want because they will not have to pay all the tax on it. I don't know about you, but this is a major disconnect.

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  42. and Now Josh is telling Tom Love to tell all the other cities to conserve water. didn't Josh just give away the "store" to cap the water rate for business in Sierra Madre so that they will use more water? I'm confused.

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  43. what a suck up Harabediab is! Make sure you compliment Tom Love who is running for re-election to the water board.

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    1. A friend to all is a friend to none.

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  44. Good point, 7:49. It is a disconnectedness you usually find only in children and very old people.

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  45. signs, signs, everywhere signs, breaking up the scenery, breaking my mind.......

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  46. here is your sign
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvj_acGhbPk

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  47. $4,000 signs? Whatever happened to magic markers and cardboard?

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    1. How about old high school plastic food trays and finger paints.

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    2. I have a sign I'd like to donate. For all the good work being done by the Chamber, the New Mayor, the outgoing Mayor, and the lame duck council members...
      I call my sign, "The Single Finger Salute"!

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  48. Josh doesn't seem to realize that redevelopment funds came from the taxpayers as well.

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  49. I can't believe Capoccia just said that UUT funds from the increase will be used to buy signs. Cuz that's a good idea.

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  50. How big is our town? who gets lost here? let's spend a lot of money on signs we don't need, because our town must look spiffed up. Did they not listen to Barbara that people use their smart phones to find their way.

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    1. Come to town to go walking and buy milk while you're here? Right.

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    2. Johnny MPT* should hit up some of his out of townies to donate sign money. He's good at that. And, after all won't his buds be coming by to see him set in the Mayor's seat?

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  51. Johnny: But wait! There's more!

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  52. Another Nancy failure: signs. She worked 4 years on this? Phap.

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  53. poor Nancy, she's been working on everything for four years now. Good thing she's leaving the council, or her next line would be "I've been working on this for eight years."

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  54. This item (#5) is about the Wistaria Festival not being noticed on the Sierra Madre website as an event. News that was broken here on The Tattler.

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    1. Sierra Madre non-profit would cover most non-governmental enterprises in town. The government, of course, is awash in cash.

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  55. Go Mr. Mod! item number 5, posting of events like the Wistaria Festival, will now be allowed on the ciy's social media. who says a single citizen can't fight (or embarrass) city hall?

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    1. I didn't know they were capable of embarrassment.

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  56. City government should not be advertising fairs, pony rides, and such nonsense. Groups need to do their own advertising. The city government needs to behave like other city governments.

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  57. Huh, seems to me Wistaria was an unmitigated success this year, to what extent was the cities failure of not promoting the event detrimental to its success, any concrete facts would be appreciated.

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    1. Perhaps it was a success because the city did not promote it. How much did the Chamber have to pay the SMPD for them to guard the plant and kiosks?

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  58. Is there any chance that the guiding principles for trees can be set to music? I would like to sing them.

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    1. Sorry, you can't sing the forest for the trees.

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  59. oh my Mr. Capoccia. e just noted that this tree report was done with grant money so that the city did not spend any money on it. Well, Those grant dollars came from my tax dollars.

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