Monday, February 23, 2015

Larry Torres: An Arrest And Conviction For Drunk Driving

Larry.
There isn't any law stating that you have to reveal everything that went on in your life before you run for an elective office, but it might be the smart thing for you to do. Because it is always much worse when the news media uncovers some unfortunate event in your life and puts it out there for all the world to see, and on a rainy Monday morning no less. You do not want to appear like you were hiding something. Not when you are asking people to actually vote for you. It makes you seem untrustworthy.

The problem with this particular kind of arrest and conviction is that we are talking about an office that deals with the supervision and instruction of children. And in a world where values must be carefully taught so that kids can safely navigate the many toxic shoals that will be thrown their way by life and commerce, we expect that those who instruct them, from the Board of Education member to a Teacher's Aide, to serve as shining examples of what is right, proper and good in this badly flawed world.

Considering the intense level of highly personal scrutiny Larry's opponent in this race for our Board of Education seat has faced from the likes of Peter Dreier, Robert Niles and other disreputable and radical elements, what we are presenting today is in that spirit. I do not mind doing the dirty work. I think of it as being an agent of karma.


If you wish to check up on this yourself, Larry Torres's birthday is Dec 5, 1960.

So what crime was Larry Torres charged with? Let's go to our next document, which is from the Court Record.


There are two charges here. They are 23152(A) VC MISD and 23152(B) VC MISD. What do these mean? Here is how the State of California defines it (link):


If you poke around on the Internet you can discover websites for all sorts of helpful legal firms that will help you get through all of the legal ramifications associated with being arrested for drunk driving. I found this one (link) to be fairly informative.


What do they mean when they drop the term ".08% or more alcohol in your blood" on us? Wikipedia provides us with the following helpful chart (link).


On The Tattler impairment effects of alcohol chart, .08 BAC is called "well baked." Which is one level higher than "toasted," but not quite so bad as being "four sheets to the wind" or "completely fried."

Here is the rest of the record on Board of Education candidate Larry Torres's multi-stepped magical journey through the Courts.


That is pretty much it. These past two days on the blog have shown us that Larry Torres currently runs a school where the vast majority of the students fail (a place where the "at risk" are "at risk"), and he has been arrested and convicted for drunk driving.

A little tip for our friends who believe that they have been supporting the Torres campaign. When you employ the sorts of tactics you have, it opens the door for those supporting the other candidate to do the same.

And in this case the results have been far far worse.

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80 comments:

  1. You forgot to say how many children he has out of wedlock? Very interesting when you look back into the past and what you can find. All is not what it seems to be, but people can change.

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    1. Can I count them all on one hand?

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    2. Check with the County. Is he up to date with child support? There's no lower form of life on the planet than a parent who doesn't pay child support.

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    3. Huh. A lush and a Lothario. Yes, let's put him on the School Board so we can all look like morons.

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    4. Give Larry another chance!

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    5. Um, no. He needs to go away.

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    6. I'll drink to that.

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  2. Torres is just another privileged academic(he went to HAAVARD and she didn't).
    Enough of these elitist aholes in government.
    We sure don't want them on school boards!
    We are voting for a hard working MOM to be on that school board.
    We need SANDRA SIRAGANIAN on our Pasadena school board.
    Please vote for her.

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    2. That all ya got 6:52? You better work harder.

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  3. My neighbor has a Torres sign in his yard. Going to share today's Tattler with him. Don't want him to be embarrassed by supporting a drunk driver.

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    1. That would be an act of real compassion.

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  4. Torres might be on the wagon now but I think our kids deserve better. Its one thing if the school he was working at was churning out some decent test scores and proviciency levels. But knowing that he was incarcerated for drunk driving and that he not only has a record with that but also a record with a failing school, I think we can do better here.

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  5. Torres didn't actually attend Harvard. He has a correspondence school Master's degree certificate.

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    1. On Line Ivy Leaguer.

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    2. Cuts down on wardrobe costs.

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  6. Look on the bright side.

    Torres can claim he has a lot of experience with budgets.

    As in: " I had to budget a lot of money to pay for attorneys and court costs for a jury trial for my drunk driving charge." or "I had to budget a lot for cabs when I had my license suspended after a DUI conviction."

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    1. I guess he had to call Saul.

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    2. Or Myles L. Berman: “Friends Don't Let Friends Plead Guilty”™.

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  7. I guess when you have people like Drier working with you, its the old age "Live by the sword and die by the sword."

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    1. Hoisted on their own petards.

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  8. I have a feeling its going to be a slow drip drip of things that are going to come out about this guy. Unfortunately, you take a risk when you run as a candidate because stuff can come out that ends up making you unemployable after you lose the race.

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  9. Didn't United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP), the teachers union for PUSD do a mailer endorsing Torres?

    So did they either
    1. not vet this guy and were unaware of his DUI charge? OR
    2. Know he was a drunk driver and not care?

    Either way, that is very sad.

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    1. Like with Josh and Nancy, they had to go way down the food chain.

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    2. If you see Rob Stockly, John Buchanan or Bart Doyle around Sierra Madre, ask them why they endorsed a drunk driver for School Board.

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    3. Most destructive men in town. Wish they would all do a Joe Mosca and move away.
      A banker (failed banker)....Stockley
      A lawyer (3rd rate promo man) Buchanan
      A lawyer political hack for the Democratic Party..very questionable morals, ethics and has done more damage to Sierra Madre than anyone......the evil and despicable Bart Doyle

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    4. Don't be so harsh on The Bartster. If it wasn't for him, Sierra Madreans wouldn't know what a Bad Idea interest-only water bonds are.

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    5. Its amazing how the leopards don't change their spots. Doyle, Buchanan and Stockley are still up to no good and we are still dealing with their bad policies even years after they have been off the City Council. Torres needs to repudiate their endorsements if he's to have any chance.

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  10. Now, now. Let's remember that Larry is a member of that special club that says "I am smarter than you and therefore you should do as I say and not as I do."

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    1. Special people smell funny.

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    2. They wear plastic special entitlement pants.

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  11. Mr. Mod: On another note, what's nup with the Hildreth suit. I see it is being discussed behind closed session at tomorrow's city council meeting. Did the city lie about their permits? If so, why is Elaine still there?

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    1. I'm amazed the hildreth house hasn't fallen down yet.

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    2. What a quixotic farse for the City. They loose essential documents but sue based on the content of the lost documents. They harrasss Hildreth instead of fixing the unstable(?) construction.Since it hasn't collapsed, I guess it isn't so bad.
      The City just victimized the Hildreths with our tax dollars because they pointed out how incompetent Inman and Aguilar are. And we taxpayers finance their petty vendetta. Disgraceful but without consequence for the perps - as usual..

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    3. Since it hasn't collapsed, I guess it isn't so bad? Doh!

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    4. The city is fine with the Camillo Road monstrosities, but someone digs himself a deep basement? Call out the National Guard!

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  12. Based on how poor the students in Larry Torres' "last chance" school are doing, maybe the students would be better served to enroll in Mikala Rahn's Learning Works "last chance" school instead.

    http://www.publicworksinc.org/

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    1. A very good idea! Obviously Mikala can make it work.

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    2. Mikala support Torres.

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    3. Really? I really hope Mikala Rahn didn't know about the DUI or the poor performance figures at Torres' charter school.

      Either way, that's gotta be embarrassing.

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  13. so Mod, do you have naked pics of Larry to post tomorrow?

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    1. Please, no. One Noah Greene moment in a lifetime is plenty.

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    2. TMI = Too Much Information

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    3. Larry does have a drinker's nose.

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    4. I noticed the nose too. Its kind of bulbous.

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    5. It looks radioactive. I guess he doesn't need a flashlight at night.

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  14. School vouchers. Magnet schools and do away with outrageous common core....a failure system that is destroying our education programs everywhere.

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    1. It is a good vintage.

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    2. Was it ok to drive drunk in 1985?

      The answer is: It''s never OK to drive drunk.

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    3. Ask MADD about it. I bet I know what the answer will be.

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    4. I doubt this was much different in 1985, either:
      Every 90 seconds, someone is injured from a drunk driving incident.

      Source:
      https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-driving-under-influence

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  16. Let me say upfront that I'm voting for Ms. Sandy but then indicting a man for a drunk driving offense 30 years ago is dipping pretty deep into the poopy pit. Last year? Different matter. Even muck raking has its standards, Mod.

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    1. Nice try. It goes to the character (or lack thereof) of the individual.

      The man drove drunk and in doing so, threatened the lives of others.

      Lack of transparency is never a plus.

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    2. The vast quantities of slime and very personal attacks that have been directed at Sandi over the last month, including an apparently citywide emailing by noted smear artist Peter Dreier, along with the "opinion piece" printed in this weekend's Mtn Views Prevaricator, called for a similar reply. This was a reply and a message. If they do it, I will as well. Politics in this area is about as low as it can get. It is my job to even the score.
      End of story.

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    3. The time Torres got caught for drunk driving - do you really think it was the only time he ever did so? If you do, I've got a bridge to sell ya.

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    4. I suspect the Tattler has more things that are going to come out about Torres. Mr. Drier better back off if he knows what's best for his candidate. I agree with the earlier post, I'm not sure if I can take any more naked photos. Let's hope that kind of a bunker-busting bomb doesn't have to come out for all our sakes.

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    5. I'm beginning to think that the purpose of Larry Torres' life is to serve as a warning for others.

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    6. If it was no big deal he would have should have disclosed the fact up front. What a POS.

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  17. Absolutely.
    These vile attacks ......lies about Sandi are typical of these people. They did this to MaryAnn MacGillivray and now they are doing the same type of their "politically correct" LIES against Sandra Siraganian.
    Both Sandra and MaryAnn are decent highly intelligent and effective advocates for the people.
    These bad people hate them for being honest conservatives.
    Don't buy into this. VOTE FOR SANDRA.

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    1. Vote for Sandra and hopefully Mary Ann will run in future also? Win Win

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  18. when my family was targeted and ridiculed and publicly humiliated Sandi came to my home and introduced herself to us and offered us support. that is the kind of human she is. this election is a no brainer.

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    1. Thanks Tony....she cares about all kids.
      Doesn't surprise me she was very concerned with your issue.

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    2. Very thoughtful for you to share, Tony B.

      It really does go to the type of person Sandra Siraganian is.

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    3. Sure does 2:54
      Thanks TB....

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  19. We all know that Torres is a jerk and not fit to be on the Board of Education. But you know what? His supporters don't care, and they are good at convincing the politically uneducated. I am proudly displaying a Siraganian sign on my lawn. I hope everyone on this blog does the same. She also needs funds to compete with the union contributions to Torres. Let's show the Torres people there are those out there that believe in Sandi.

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    1. A no vote could mean a win for Torres....don't let it be your no vote. Go to the poles and vote !!!!!
      Sandy needs to win. She will be best for the job.

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  20. I am so enjoying the Tattler these past few days. I bet Torres' shock troops weren't expecting pushback. Keep up the good work!

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    1. As you know, Sage, facts matter.

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  21. Larry does have a drinkers nose.........

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  22. Off topic : I was on the boulevard 30 minutes ago and saw the channel 4 news van parked in front of City Hall. Anyone know why the news van is there?

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    1. They made a break in the Matheson case?

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    2. They discovered Bob moved to Encinitas, but left behind all of his kilts.

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  23. Do they have a policy about drinking at Pasadena Board of Education meetings?

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  24. This race is so dirty, reminds me of the past.

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  25. Sorry dirts...but when you get your political hacks attacking an honest single mom, with accusations of racism.......The Tattler mod fires back at you with true facts.

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    1. Facts are to Dirts as Krypyonite is to Superman.

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  26. The turnout will be low in this election since most voters don't give a dang about PUSD. Your vote counts.
    Candidate forum today at the Kiwanis Club...noon.

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  27. I'm comment # 75!!

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