Friday, May 23, 2014

An End Of An Era: Joe Mosca's House Goes On The Market

Apparently the Boscas are about to return to the U.S., but rather than living in their beloved Sierra Madre they've decided to reside in San Diego instead. That is where the job that pays the bills is taking them. Their home here is now for sale.

There was an open house yesterday, and they'll throw those doors open for ecstatic home shoppers again on the 25th. The Realtor is Tim Hartley with Deasy/Penner & Partners.

Here's the problem. Deasy/Penner is out of Pasadena, which means that Joe did not go with a Sierra Madre Realtor. Can you imagine the chagrin downtown? A lot of those Realtors gave everything they had when Joe was running for City Council. Is this how he's paying them back for their devotion, hard work and loyalty? Why?

Deasy/Penner: When a Sierra Madre Realtor just won't do
Deasy/Penner has a blog called "Home As Art.com." Here is a screen shot from their site. Does it seem a bit pretentious to you? It does to me, too.


One more thing. Didn't Joe promise his political true believers that he'd be back someday? Because Sierra Madre would always be his real home?

Well, apparently not.

The first screen shot was taken from Trulia. Link here.

http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com

67 comments:

  1. Hip hip hip hooray!
    As long as he's not buying somewhere else in town.

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    1. Maybe Johnny Harabedian and his wife should by the house. It should have residual "mayoral" aura about it.

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    2. The Palace. Fit for an out of turn Mayor.

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    3. sierra Madre is just a step in Harabuchan's climb up the political ladder.

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    4. maybe Johnny can overpay, just like Mosca. After all, neither of them understands numbers.

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  2. Somebody get over to Paulie Goosebumps house now. He is in need of an intervention.

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  3. Somebody better alert San Diego

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  4. Can't believe it's worth that much, better hope it sells before the Retreat project ruins that end of town.

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    1. I'm sure Joe's Realtor will disclose that material fact.

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    2. Experience has taught that there's a good chance the realtor won't say a word - but the Stop the Monestary project signs will.

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    3. Ironic that Joe could be running from a big development project. Good for the goose, good for the gander as they say.

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    4. I imagine that Joe is just following the bread winner in the family.

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  5. Boy, when the Civility Party died, it died a quick death.

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    1. It lived up to its potential. Which was right around zero.

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    2. Zero potential and anything but civil.

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    3. When the going gets tough, the Civility Party ... quits.

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  6. so the local realtors in town, you know all those BFF's of Joe Mosca's must be pretty miffed to realize that Joe thought so much of them that he listed his house with some out of town Jasper. How civil of him.

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    1. The Sierra Madre realtors would have fallen on a sword for Joe a couple years back. Look at how treats them now!

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    2. But, but, Joe really liked us. There must be some...mistake!

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  7. Will the Mosca going away party be at Bob Matheson's house?

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  8. Does this mean Joe won't vote absentee in Sierra Madre, again?

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    1. I wonder if he purposely waited until after the election to put the house on the market? One can only vote absentee using their previous address IF they declare that they intend to return to that address. Or was this just a spur of the moment decision only 6 weeks after the election? Benefit of doubt anyone?

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    2. I think you give Mosca too much credit. His spouse got a job in San Diego, so that's where Joe will go. I don't think he ever really gave a damn about Sierra Madre - just liked to fancy himself a community leader. Yech.

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    3. Joe had dreams of moving up the political ladder, and the Democrat establishment encouraged him to believe that. But when the time came for him to run for Assembly they threw him over for Chris Holden. It had to have been a bitter blow to Joe.

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    4. From the Dem standpoint, Joe couldn't bring as much money to the table as Holden, spoof course they left him by the side of the road.

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    5. Joe and Matt are mean spirited little men at best.
      Even the corrupt California Democratic Party didn't want Mosca.

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  9. Maybe we should all pitch in and turn the property into a pocket park.

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    1. I wish we could do that, I'd chip in. Heck, I'd rather have a CEMETERY there than more houses...

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    2. Oops, disregard my last comment about the cemetery, I clicked/replied to the wrong article. BUT I agree about the pocket park idea, I'd support that. Goldberg Park itself is really nice.

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  10. The flip flop that started a civic civil warMay 22, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Mr. Mosca single handedly poisoned the atmosphere in this town my pursuing a DSP that he promised to kill.

    Joe's flip flop on the DSP upset the anti-development crowd and birthed Measure V, which would have gone nowhere had Joe simply kept his word and killed the stupid thing. Measure V hamstrung the pro-develpment crowd, sending them into a hissy fit that persists to this day.

    Having created this mess Joe vamoosed to the UK and now to San Diego. And after all that he didn't even give "Citizen of the Year" and electric bike afficianado/endorser Carol Canterbury the listing. What a jerk!

    ps: carol, please come back to the Tattler comments. We miss you.


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  11. Speaking of Measure V, what good is it if we approve monstrosities like that humongous old folks home they are building across from the church?

    And, given the giant size of the lot, how could the planning commission have blessed a three story building built to the curb at the corner?

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    1. The ALF is a monstrosity.

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    2. My guess is that most of the residents who voted for it did not realize what it would be in terms of size, or in terms of actually not being the best help for ailing seniors.

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    3. The ALF helps God by taking away all of those things people can't bring with them to Heaven.

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    4. not so fast 5:17.

      i think smcc is planning on making residents of the ALF what we at the Catholic church would call "parishoners." once they do that they will be perfectly situated to secure wills making sure that whatever assets the ALF owners fail to take from the residents of heaven's waiting room will be put to God's work.

      once the acturial tables are worked out it is my understanding that this will be formally written into smcc's business plan under which they will continue to exercise manifest destiny over the entirety of sierra madre blvd. onward christian soldiers!

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    5. Quite right 5:17, and don't forget the detachemnt all the really sick old people learn when they are evicted because the facility is not interested in, and so and does not have, skilled nursing.

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    6. The way you bloggers talk on here, you'd think this is San Marino or something. Give it a rest.

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    7. It's Sierra Madre. San Marino doesn't hold a candle to us, Gus.

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  12. Did you come to the Planning Commission and City Council meetings and speak out? Several of us did, but obviously not enough. Remember, the City mouthpiece lawyer tried to convince PC and CC that Measure V did not apply because those 96 apartments were not really "housing units" because they didn't have a stove in the kitchen. John Hutt, one of the General Plan Update Committee members, spoke very elequently against it. Wish I could persuade him to run for City Council, or at least get back on the Planning Commission. Speaking of...be sure to attend the next Planning Commission meeting, Thursday June 5, 7 pm, and persuade them to pass the General Plan Update. Our voices must be heard en masse.

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    1. It was a victory for Measure V. Not because the ALF passed, but because we now this big wooden atrocious heaven's gate to remind people of the consequences of voting like idiots.

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    2. The Kensington as an object lesson. Good way of looking at it.

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    3. Like cancer is an object lesson about tobacco.

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    4. @5:30 Not me. That whiny voice is like nails on a chalkboard. And he is a developer! He builds big housing projects - sheesh!

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    5. Per Zillow: Last Sold:Jun 2005 for $889,000 Must have made some bucks as a rental...no profit on this sale!

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    6. You can thank John Hutt for the additional 1100 square feet added to the Kensington as he insisted that there be a commercial feel to the project.

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    7. 7:53 - they way overpaid in 2005.

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    8. So Joe bought his house in June of 2005 and then started running for City Council six or so months later?

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    9. Hope all you calling for the return of Bob Speers to Planning Commission remember that it was Bob , Bill Pesner, John V., Gina who were pushing for the comercial space along with it not being under Measure V. Just think how that would look as a 3 story project.

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    10. The Kennington is a classic case of the residents getting bamboozled again. When are we ever going to learn?

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    11. Pevsner may have been on the right side of that one, but he's been an ardent fan of every MacMansion that has come before the commission. It will be much better for Sierra Madre when his term is over.

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    12. John The Hutt hates Measure V. That's all you need to know.

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    13. I agree with you 8:37. He also does not have a problem with insufficient parking. He should have never been on the commission.

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    14. Measure V actually invites the people to take part in development decision making. You just know who hates that.

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    1. It can't be easy living with all that unhappiness.

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  14. When the voters voted for the "exceptions" to Measure V for the Kensington, it was posted and posted again, that no one could possibly imagine how big the structure would loom over the street scape of Sierra Madre. So, it will serve as an object lesson (yes, like lung cancer is an object lesson for smoking) and press citizens to pay more attention (maybe?) in the future, much like the big white building (3 stories) just north of the Montecito parking lot did a few years ago.

    Problem is, people forget, move on, find something else to be outraged about as there is so much. When are we going to put together the plan that Caroline Brown unearthed that the blog reported on last week (and don't count on her THIS TIME...it is someonee else's turn!

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  15. The final touch was when we were deprived from using our water source.How else could they continue to authorize the construction of massive "Flushers".Mosca's dumping his Sierra Madre property makes perfect sense!

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  16. The Mosca years were the first for me in Sierra Madre and I thought politics here were absolutely the worst I've seen in any community I've lived in. As the mod says, this marks the end of an era, with Mosca, Walsh, Moran, Buchanan gone. Now maybe we can have a true civil discourse at our meetings. Hope springs eternal.

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    1. A true civil discourse at our meetings? That would be a nice change after the last 4 years of the Civility Party.

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    2. I miss John Moran's intelligent banter.

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    3. Mosca is gone, Walsh was never really here, but Moran and Buchanan are still around.

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  17. Tim Hartley and his husband have a son, and Joe and Matt have 2 children. It seems like the loyalties among gay men raising children are stronger than city ties and former loyalties. Way of the world, huh?

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    1. That seems both entirely irrelevant and also like a decent reason to be loyal.

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    2. ...um, or maybe he's just a good realtor?

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  18. I just heard that it went for more than asking in multiple offers. Maybe I'll call that realtor too.

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