Thursday, February 15, 2018

Arcadia's Worst Valentine's Day: Did Sho Tay Lay An "Arcadia's Best" Hit Piece On Councilmember Tom Beck Under The Name Of Long Departed Editor Scott Hettrick?

Mod: I ordinarily don't like to post articles having titles quite that long, but this really is a special case. Yesterday things went quite bananas in Peacocktown, and we're here to try and untangle this latter day Valentine's Day Masasacre for you.

As you might know, the now oxymoronically titled "Arcadia's Best" website is currently owned and run by Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay. Here is a document that establishes his ownership. It is important to share this because Sho Tay is now apparently claiming he bears no responsibility for what gets posted on his own website. Here he identifies himself as both owner and "webmaster."


Scott and a friend.
Arcadia's Best used to be the pride and joy of a fellow named Scott Hettrick. Scott ran it as a kind of Chamber of Commerce news site, and filled it with articles that promoted local businesses and civic events. You know, nice community booster style positive stuff.

However, Scott moved to Nebraska a couple of years back to be with his grandkids, gave up the blog business and, quite obviously, things have now gone downhill very quickly at a site many refer to today as "Arcadia's Worst."

Yesterday someone posted a truly nasty and dishonest hit piece on the Arcadia's Worst site smearing current City Councilman Tom Beck. And this person did it under the name of Scott Hettrick who, after being contacted by incredulous Arcadia residents at his home in far away Omaha, swore he had nothing to do with it. And why would he? He gave the site to Sho Tay two years ago and hasn't been involved with it ever since. Plus it just isn't his style. Scott is a far better writer than that, and never penned anything I've ever seen in such an "ESL" style.

Sho Tay was then contacted by certain aggrieved residents and asked why he had written such a thing and posted it on a site many still believe has something to do with civic involvement and promoting the nice things about Arcadia. Sho then claimed it wasn't him, but rather it was posted by hackers and he would take care of it right away.

So what was Sho Tay's idea of taking care of this situation? Did he take down the offending article and apologize to Scott Hettrick? Or explain to a baffled community that the article was put there by a hacker, and that he has hired professionals to improve the security on a site that he himself owns?

No, instead he left the article up, said Scott didn't write it, and then gave it a new author.


Very strange, right? Technical glitch indeed. The smear piece is still attached to the name Scott Hettrick, but the site's owner said it was actually posted by a mystery resident. Look, if your website was hacked and an obvious smear piece was left there, and under the name of a highly respected fellow who ran the local Chamber of Commerce for years no less, you'd immediately pull it down, right? Then call the cops. Obviously Sho's weird solution here does raise some very substantial questions.

Tom Beck responded to the smear by posting the following on Arcadia's Worst.

Tom Beck says
February 14, 2018 at 8:48 AM

WHO WROTE THIS FALSE HIT PIECE? Everything on my website can be backed up with documents or emails. The two lawyers on the CC voted to fight the potential lawsuit because of facts of Arcadia were unique and we thought we could win. EVERY ARCADIAN I HAVE TALKED TO THINKS DISTRICTS ARE BAD FOR ARCADIA. At large election would mean everyone who wants to be on the CC would have to face the voters they represent- including Sho Tay. My votes prove I’m the MOST FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE member of the CC. The Brinks sent me an email stating they totally support me and were telling their friends to vote for me. They were then listed as endorsers. I then received a later email that they should be removed because Burt is running for the Assembly but they still support me and were sorry. Sho Tay is WRONG!! I did bring the Ring Door Bell Program. Sho should ask our City Manager where I first brought it and it was passed to Police Chief.

Sho and tell?
There is one more piece to this very strange puzzle. Sho Tay is now claiming that the smear was posted (or hacked in) by someone who goes by the name of Brett Meyer. No such name can be found on any list of property owners in town, nor has he been located yet on any roster of Arcadia voters. And I emphasize the word "yet" because we are still trying to identify who Brett Meyer might actually be. Nobody knows who this man of mystery is.

My opinion? What follows is conjecture at this point, but it is where all of the evidence is now pointing. Sho Tay, or someone close to him, wrote the piece, and he posted it under the name of Scott Hettrick because he thought this would lend it some credibility. Obviously Sho felt it did need a credibility boost, and for once he is right. And if true, it was obviously a very creeped out thing for him to do.

After Hettrick was contacted in Omaha about the smear piece and cried foul, Sho Tay then claimed the site had been hacked, but strangely enough left the offending piece up anyway just in case someone in town did write it. Or so he claims. Sho also left Hettrick's name there for all to see, along a very odd explanation for having done so.

Now Sho Tay is claiming an as yet unidentified "Brett Meyer" wrote the hit piece, but nobody knows who this guy is. Nor has evidence of his existence been found so far in any of the usual places.

You do realize that Sho Tay is about to become the next Mayor of Arcadia, right? I pity the peacocks.

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47 comments:

  1. ATTENTION SHO:
    you sir, are REALLY dumb, none more evident than seeing you ramble at CC meetings. Please do all Arcadia citizens a favor and don’t speak and only vote as April votes.

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    1. Stupid doesn't even begin to describe what Sho has done. Sho has become the "mean girl" of Arcadia politics.

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    2. Sho thinks he is Dick Tracy, but he is only half right.

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    3. What happened to the first amendment, freedom of the press, all the sabers regularly rattled on this site? The truth is Tom Beck got caught in a lie about the Ring Doorbell Program. Then his bragging about voting against district based elections came back to haunt him. Thirty four cities were forced to go to district based voting but Beck, in all of his arrogant glory, decided he would gamble with tax payer money because he knew better. "I don't care what it cost to fight this." Bold words when you're fighting with other people's money. Beck's mission was never in the nest interest of city, it has been and still is, to keep his HOA's intact and keep his seat on council.This foolish, arrogant, inept buffoon needs to leave city government to people who care about all of Arcadia, not just the HOA's and the people who oppose "development" which translates to "no more Chinese in Arcadia." Don't allow Tom Beck back on the Acadia City council.

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    4. Thank you Sho Tay. Or is that Scott Hettrick? Or Brett Meyer?

      It is getting so hard to keep track of this stuff.

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    5. Maybe 7:30 is Sybil.

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    6. You are welcome Mr. Tom Beck, now if you could only keep track of things you brought to Arcaida...Ring Door Bell...lie. Involving the city in frivolous court cases that have cost the city money...true.

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    7. I BELIEVE THE FBI SHOULD BE CALLED IN, I HAVE REQUESTED TO CITY MANAGERS BEFORE THAT FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SHOULD REVIEW THIS SOMEWHAT CORRUPT CITY.

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    8. 10:33 - Not Tom Beck, Sho Fool.

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    9. Are Gem Coins still backed by amber mine?

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    10. Has anybody found Brett Meyer yet? Did he have Super Cuts spiky hair and a frozen smile on his face?

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    11. 7:30, oh sure you fool. Play the stupid race card. Sorry clown, but trying to limit development in Arcadia has zero to do with keeping Chinese out of Arcadia. How about smaller homes and not the ugly oversized junk homes?

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    12. If you put a Gem Coin in Sho Tay's ear his teeth fold back.

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    13. Agree to have FBI and Homeland Security come to look into Arcadia.
      Recall Sho Tay! Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Sho Tay got to go!

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    14. Well 8:04, you prove you don't have a clue about what's going on in Arcadia. Why should you or anyone else get to decide how anyone else should build their home. Is someone trying to telling Tom Beck to tear down his huge house and build a smaller one? What then is the anti- development push about?

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  2. off topic, but in the star news today "The San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is accepting applications for an appointment to represent Sierra Madre on its board of directors.

    Applicants must reside in Division 4, which encompasses Sierra Madre, be a citizen of the United States and not have any felony convictions, according to the board. Mailed and personally delivered applications will be accepted until 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6."

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  3. On point, it doesn’t seem right that someone gets elected to a city council after 5 attempts at large, then votes to go to districts, votes a map that gerrymanders a separate district from another council member that lives just 3 blocks away, then gets appointed to another 4 year term when no one else runs against him because he’s created a district in an area that notoriously lacks civic engagement, and now stands to be the next mayor of Arcadia. We still live in a Republic, right?

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    1. The March issue of the Voter, published by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, has a notice about the Arcadia Municipal Elections on April 10:

      "An all-mail-in ballot election will be held to elect the first (!) Council Members by district (beginning with Districts 2,3, and 5 for four-year terms). Only one candidate filed for city council in District 3. On January 25, 2018, the City Council approved Resolution No. 7201 appointing Sho Tay to the City Council to represent Electoral District No. 3 for a period of four years and seven months in lieu of an election."

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    2. So you can't even write in somebody else on the ballot...

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    3. But remember 6:37, it will be the Greatest Show on Earth seeing Tay try to run the CC meetings. I can hardly wait for the stumbling moron.

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  4. I was robbed of my right to vote Tay out of office.

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  5. Tay seems to be using Trump’s playbook.

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  6. Here is a scary thought. If Harbicht and Chandler win, Sho Tay will be Mayor with majority backing. Welcome to Crazy Town.

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  7. Beware certain elements living in Arcadia are trying to annex Sierra Madre to take over it's potential to be over developed. Beware of strangers baring gifts.

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    1. Andy Bencosme and Sho Tay are out of the same Arcadia development claque. Don't bring Arcadia's corruption to Sierra Madre!

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  8. Obviously, Tay posted the hit piece in retaliation to the Tattler’s blog on Harbicht. The Tattler is a threat to Tay’s agenda.

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    1. The truth is a threat to Tay's agenda. Sho Tay is a very easy target.

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    2. Sho lies. Constantly.

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  9. 6:57am. Thank you Brett Meyer we trust you print the truth with everything that you write.

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    1. Everything? You mean he has written others things as well? Can you point us to any?

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    2. I thought Brett Meyer was a computer hacker.

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  10. Bad choice of words today, Mod, after the true Valentine's Day Massacre, thanks to the hold the NRA has on Congress. Did you know that Congress recently rescinded the law that mentally ill people can't buy firearms? Now the House has passed legislation called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which, if passed will let anyone who lives in a state that has no laws regarding sales of firearms to carry into any state. I don't care what side of this debate you are on, America is getting more and more dangerous for those of us who don't want to live in continuous fear. Call Dianne Feinstein (202)224-3841 and Kamala Harris (202)224-3553, and let them know they must work hard against this bill. Especially if you are a card carrying member of the NRA, you need to do something now!

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    1. It was America's worst Valentines Day.

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  11. Mod, did you try to post this on Arcadia’s Best? I hear it’s their policy to post whatever is submitted, regardless of what it says.

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    1. No, I haven't. I'll do that when I get home this evening. If anyone wants to do it in the meantime feel free.

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    2. Not true, they blocked my post last night. Dictator Sho in action. Does he dye that hair at home ? Or pay to have it done ? Insecure bozo.

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    3. Mine didn't get through, either.

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  12. Call Feinstein and Harris! Like they have a grasp on addressing the causes behind mass shootings.
    Mental Health is not even on the radar for those two. If it were mental illness would have been addressed over all these years.
    Those woman just talk for a chance of a photo op.

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    1. Is there a special semi-automatic target practice day at Sho Tay's shooting range?

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    2. The tired ‘mental health’ dodge.

      Regulate the guns already

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  13. 12:21pm. Will you stand out in front and hold the bullseye?

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  14. Standing room only at Arizmendi's fundraiser.

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    1. Is Arcadia Andy there?

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  15. I believe the Form 460 that shows who and the $ amount given to a candidate has to be filed in early March. So, of course Tays will show the normal buy off from his realtor and developer suck-ups, but what if they pay him off after the early March form deadline? Does he have to file an amended 460? Where’s the proof he spent the money on his campaign versus hair dye or new Rusnak Benz ?

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  16. 10:35,
    Why not call FBI yourself? Are you sure that city manager will do that for you? He is not going to find more trouble for himself.

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  17. Sho Tay does not speak the truth. He is not sincere and has a hidden agenda...so he thinks.

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