Monday, June 18, 2018

Surprise: San Marino McMansion Developers with Arcadia Connections Also Play the Race Card

A San Marino McManny still in its wrapper (link)
Mod: Here is an interesting article from the San Marino Tribune that should sound familiar to anyone who has been following recent events in Arcadia. Apparently the same race based slander assault on Arcadia's city councilmembers favoring historic preservation over mansionization is now being employed in San Marino, with the result being yet another city is now being torn in half just so some of the usual dirtbags can make themselves a quick buck.

Special City Council Meeting Erupts with Verbal Fireworks - Appeal to Planning Commission’s Approval of Project at 1400 Circle Drive Raises Emotions (San Marino Tribune link): A special meeting Monday night of the San Marino City Council that otherwise is usually a benign exercise in the bureaucratic process erupted into a momentary outburst from the audience, prompting a call for police to maintain order.

The City Council was meeting to consider the appeal by a neighbor to the approved project at 1400 Circle Drive. The project has been winding through the approval process for 18 months and has gone through modifications before it was finally approved by the Planning Commission earlier this year. Council chambers were filled with more than fifty residents who came to show their support for the project, many of whom wore similar white shirts.

The project calls for the demolition of the existing home and a new two-story residence with six bedrooms, a four-car garage, and basement be constructed in its place.

The article goes on to detail the debate over the historic significance of this particular home, and whether replacing it with a vanity castle is really the way San Marino should be going these days. Then an individual named Cole Harris popped up to inject a bit of venom into the process.

“They both are inept,” Harris said in a statement to The Tribune. “The city attorney had to walk them through everything. Our Mayor and Vice Mayor simply do not have the ability and decision-making aptitude to run our city. When it came to making the exact statement on the matter, Mayor Talt’s exact words were ‘it’s a troubling decision for me. However, I’m going to have to go to my base and my base is to protect homes like this.’ That said, his entire contemplation of this decision was not based on facts presented by experts or his own city staff recommendations for approval of the project, but his decision-making process was ‘base to protect homes like this.’ What a disgrace and a smack in the face to his own city staff and to individual freedoms and to the American Dream.

And then this all too familiar and unfortunate charge.

Harris, who said he is a friend of Wu Xiubo, the owner of 1400 Circle Drive, also claimed that he heard Talt say “there are a lot of Asians here” when Talt entered council chambers for Monday’s meeting. Talt denied making the statement.

Mr. Harris is entitled to his opinion about my job performance, as wrong as he is; however, to label me a racist is beyond disgusting,” Talt said on Wednesday. “I did not say what Mr. Harris claims was said. I understand that he is upset at me for voting against allowing who he described to me as his partner to tear down a historical structure and build a new one, but to make such a vicious and untrue attack on me is very sad and unwarranted. I will let my record and relationships in this town speak for themselves on the issue.”

Yes, the politics of mansionization are getting ugly just about everywhere these days. Money really does make people say the darnedest things, and you do have to wonder about the source. Well, OK, maybe not really.

So who is this charmer, Cole Harris? His connections are surprising. He ran for the Republican nomination for California Lt. Governor in the recent state primaries, and so disgusted one of his GOP opponents, David Fennell, that he made the following explosive campaign video attacking the spiky haired, ketchup stain gavone shirted dude.

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Nice gang sign, G. Or is it Cole Doggy Dogg? Are real estate investors really going that gangsta on us? Both Harris and Fennell went on to lose their races as Republicans so often do in California (link), but an interesting expose' on this character none the less.

On Ballotpedia the now failed political candidate Cole Harris made this all too familiar sounding pitch on the need to use state muscle and money to force LULU development on cities that don't want it (link).

Jobs and the Economy: The current regulatory environment creates too much red tape and stifles greater prosperity and economic opportunity for Californians. I also believe it is important for the California's government to work with the private sector to develop well paying and sustainable jobs. Housing: Lack of quality and affordable housing is a huge issue in California, and nobody in Sacramento is taking steps to credibly solve the problem, and local governments are not stepping up to do their part. I want to promote the creation of incentives for local governments and accelerate the land use approval process to boost construction productivity and job creation.

Job development. Of course. And nothing says affordable housing for hard working residentially challenged Californians quite like a four garage six bedroom McMansion in San Marino. Hopefully with a circular driveway and a water fountain nymph.

The charges on a deliciously inflammatory political website also called "Who is Cole Harris" (link) are not especially attractive, either. Who knew a Republican Lt. Governor primary race could get this exciting? One where no GOP Lt. Governor candidate even made this November's ballot? Here is a large and spectacular sampling of the blunt charges that have been leveled against the Colester.

Is Cole Harris a self made business genius or did he marry Mainland Chinese money? Are illegal funds from Mainland China being used to influence the California Lieutenant Governor election? Why does Cole Harris only do interviews with Foreign Asian based media but refuses to meet reporters from AmericanDoes he get California government taxpayer contracts for overseas investors?  

Cole Harris said he could put $10 Million more into the Lt. Gov race. Who is following the money? None of what California Lieutenant Governor candidate Cole Harris states on his website seem to be true. 

He describes himself as a "self-made businessman and entrepreneur" but none of the finances that he filed with the California Secretary of State or on his website seem believable. 

The campaign for David Fennell for California Lieutenant Governor reviewed his government campaign filings and with seasoned business leaders it became obvious that none of what these seasoned business leaders saw in Cole Harris's finances or business story looked credible. Our video producer put our "Who is Cole Harris?" video on the website early while we were still gathering facts. We were quickly contacted by multiple unsolicited sources who grew up with Cole Harris and indicated he was a financial fraud. 

California residents who grew up with Harris reported to us that Cole Harris was an uneducated petty thug known for his sexual abuse of women which lead to his multiple arrests. He struggled in high school, did not go to college, left the area after the rape charges and later ended up in China

These sources indicated that Cole then married the daughter of a billionaire in mainland China. His marriage allowed some mainland China family members to get visas to the USA. One source said that the father-in-law made his money in Chinese noodles. Since Cole Harris refuses to do a debate or take interviews from the media, no one can be sure what is true and what is rumor.

AT THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION HE RECEIVED THE PARTY ENDORSEMENT AFTER A SPEECH WHERE HE CLAIMED TO BE A SELF-MADE BUSINESS MAN THAT STARTED HIS SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN COLLEGE. 

HOWEVER, LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO GREW UP WITH COLE HARRIS INDICATE THAT HE DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE AND AT IN FACT WAS ARRESTED FOR RAPE IN HIS EARLY TWENTIES WHEN HE WAS WORKING AS A PLUMBER AND WAS REPRESENTED BY A PUBLIC DEFENDER.

Normally candidates try to take as many interviews as possible to get as much attention to their campaign as they can. Cole Harris, however, has refused to debate his opponent David Fennell, participate in any candidate forums, or take interviews from American journalists. This is not normal behavior for a candidate who is not hiding something.

The information we have indicated that Cole Harris has received the majority of his original financing from Mainland Chinese sources but seems to now be getting California government contracts on behalf of foreign investors. While it is fine to have foreign investors if these investors are benefiting from government contracts and influencing a political campaign, those sources and deals need to be open for the public to review. 

Damn, son. How crazy is that wack? This is not Ronald Reagan's GOP. You know, the one where Republicans never say bad things about Republicans? Even if they are alleged sexual molesters?

There is the local stuff as well, of course. Cole Harris is a Foundation Board Member of Arcadia Methodist Hospital and an active Board Member of the International Leadership Foundation, which helps high school and college students with internships and government positions nationwide.

Apparently Cole Harris is also a board member of the Arcadia Methodist Foundation (link), which is also connected to Richard Sun, Eugene Sun, Kin Hui (Singpoli), the ubiquitous Richard McDonald, annoying water weeny Tom Love, plus Christine and Mike Antonovich. Mike being the recently termed out Los Angeles Board of Supervisors mooch that named so many parks and horse trails after himself.

The only name missing here is Bob "The PegasusHuff.

It seems that the Arcadia Methodist Foundation is a "must belong" organization for local mansionization advocates having some of that special sauce. If you know what I mean. Remind me not to go there should I somehow fall ill, or have an accident.

We'll have more on this unfortunate and disconcerting tale of extreme bizarreness soon.

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68 comments:

  1. What a surprise 2018 Another Republican Caught Lying - Again? Are they ALL infected with some kind of disease or dysfunctional DNA abnormally? AT THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION HE RECEIVED THE PARTY ENDORSEMENT AFTER A SPEECH WHERE HE CLAIMED TO BE A SELF-MADE BUSINESS MAN THAT STARTED HIS SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN COLLEGE.

    HOWEVER, LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO GREW UP WITH COLE HARRIS INDICATE THAT HE DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE AND AT IN FACT WAS ARRESTED FOR RAPE IN HIS EARLY TWENTIES WHEN HE WAS WORKING AS A PLUMBER AND WAS REPRESENTED BY A PUBLIC DEFENDER.

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  2. The Lib spin on your take of the Arcadia Methodist Foundation is right out of the Mother Jones comic book issue.

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    1. Why are so many mansionization advocates anti-Hispanic?

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    2. The California Republican Party is quickly becoming a fully owned subsidiary of the Peoples Republic of China.

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    3. No kidding, that's where most of the developer investment money is coming from, and the Repub party is trying to turn the Chinese folks demographically into "whites". Except a lot of them can't vote, they're not citizens, just "investors" and foreign nationals. This is supposed to offset the Dem voter registrations of people of color. It's all a numbers game, as usual, driven by the money influence now allowed by Citizens United, the Repub capture of the Supreme Court so wealthy elites could buy elections.

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    4. Republican lawmakers in Sacramento think taking bribes from hostile foreign countries makes them savvy capitalists.

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  3. Too many people I know are buying into the BS that housing is unaffordable because of regulations. I think it's developer rhetoric in order to get rid of regulations and increase their ROI. Housing prices are going up because of foreign investment.

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  4. Damn. Wish I voted for Fennell.

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  5. Cole Harris lives in Glendale. What's he doing sleazing around in San Marino?
    https://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Glendale/cole-harris/44351197.aspx

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    1. He's on the Board of Arcadia Methodist Foundation along with all the other developers trying to bust communities. San Marino is a prime target, and that city has resisted the mansionization crap for years. This is a massive attempt on developers' part to bust the city and its Council members. He's also not ethnically Chinese, so that's cover.

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    2. Arcadia Methodist....inhaling their own ether, its minions think its the best hospital in the world. Donate a bundle and get an "Ego Brick" in the lobby.

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    3. Looks like they're not that fussy about who they take money from.

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  6. Thought China put a stop on money leaving the country for foreign investments.

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    1. Depends on who you are and whose palms you've greased..

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  7. The Democratic party has destroyed California.
    Only the uber wealthy or EBT poor can afford to live here.

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    1. What do you get with your food stamps? Cheetos and beer?

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    2. Indigestion.

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  8. Why are the Chinese owned investment properties so awful darned ugly?

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    1. Nouveau riche.

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    2. They are created with the intention of claiming some kind of visible superiority to others. Doesn't matter where they are built, what the surroundings are like, what would provide genuine comfort to people living there; they are monuments to conspicuous consumption, and those who buy them, think of them as trophies.

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  9. Cheetos, beer and a McMansion!

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    1. May your nymph fountain trickle down on you.

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  10. Nouveau rich explains why the lack of honor in preservation is lacking.
    The older generation use to pride itself in anchient Chinese archuture. The younger generation lack the education in this area, everything they build is created in a throw away style.

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    1. A Lambo, Gucci clothes, and a butt ugly McMansion.

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  11. At met a person once who claimed the lives in ‘slum marino’, as if her street was in the poor section... but her place still looked like a mansion to me

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  12. Nymph Fountains for all Mcmansions! Goes with the flow of the Great Gatsby style of life, but look away and don't catch any of the spitting on the sidewalks, this is a time honored tradition that follows this crowd.
    Uneducated.

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  13. Tom Love's out of wedlock child is Water Wise Owl.

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  14. Bobba Fountain fits that style of house.

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  15. Cole Harris is from Glendale? That explains the Dorn Platz approach in City Council meetings.

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  16. 7:15am did you just admit to voting for someone you knew nothing about? YOU are a Democrat.

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    1. California has open primaries, bonehead. Do you even vote at all?

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  17. No worries, in time the Huntington Gardens along with the new Chinese Temple will be bulldozed for additional ugly affordable Mcmansions from the Nouveau riche.

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  18. Good luck San Marino City Council, i thought your Planning Commission was better than this.

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    1. San Marino was lost 20 years ago.

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    2. You are right

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  19. Wu Xiubo should stand in front of that property holding two buckets of sand in each hand, until he understands preservation.

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  20. I’m going out on a limb here. This will probably not be posted and if it is I can handle the onslaught. Could these problems in Arcadia and San Marino be a problem with immigration? It’s all about the money paid to the government with these groups. Most come from Mainland China. Why is that? It’s seems like some of these immigrants have no desire to follow rules and regulations of this country. What administration allowed this? Why hasn’t it been stopped? Why aren’t these questions being asked by anyone? I am not anti immigrant in any way. I moved from Arcadia because my once nice ranch house was being overrun by huge houses that looked down into my yard, into my house and left little or no privacy. A once friendly neighborhood ended up with no one talking to us. We became the outsiders. I never thought immigration to this country was all about that. Just some thoughts.

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    1. I figure its the weather - Southern Californian climate is a big draw.

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    2. If you’re blindly accusing immigrants of not following rules and regulations without any statistics, then, yes, you are being anti-immigrant.

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    3. 12:04 Does there have to be a statistic before you believe something may just be true? I mentioned my experience in Arcadia. It’s ant-immigrant to wonder about what you see? I never said all immigrants do this. I just questioned why so many were being allowed to come from China? I am sorry that you feel you need a statistic to back what can be perceived.

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  21. Former Mayor of Arcadia John Wuo was on the Arcadia Methodist Hospital Board, but they didn’t accept Gemcoins so he left.

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  22. I believe that the Mcmansions make the owner feel more "manly", it is obvious that The lack of manliness is being compensentated by the size of the house!

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    1. Some of the McMansions are ugly. So are many of the shoddy post-war fake ranch homes. Can’t blame them for wanting more.

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    2. For me it's never a question of style - to each his own. It's a question of proportion and neighbors' rights.

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    3. It’s never a question of neighbors’ rights past the property line.

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  23. Capital Hill: let the hearings begin.

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    1. They're talking about McMansions today?

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  24. ☆☆☆ Establishment of SPACE FORCE - 6th branch of the US Military ☆☆☆

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    1. If only idiot tump knew we’ve already signed a space peace treaty:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty

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    2. 12:43 knows. He is a officially designated Space Cadet.

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  25. I suggest that you watch the video of the actual meeting posted on the offical city of San Marino YouTube channel https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ygxynB67j4&from=singlemessage&feature=share ... Seems to me. Mr. Harris is correct in his assessment of Mayor Talt ans Vice Mayor Huang. I did some research on their campaigns and the disguise of racial connotations in both are evident and exuding their views on the underlying anti-asian (mainland chinese) issue.

    Also Fennell is a guy who sued his own party several times and is a complete nutjob. He libeled Mr. Harris via email attacks to GOP delegates and failed to mention the most important part which was Mr. Harris was found completely innocent by a jury of his peers over 23 years ago, also via my research Mr. Harris never lived on China nor was his father in law considered a billionaire or wealthy. All slanderous lies of dirty politics. I'd suggest you check your facts before you write lies about people. An office in Glendale does not constitute living there people. Mr. Harris is a resident of San Marino. The amount of lies are tremendous in this blog. Did Mayor Talt and Vice Mayor Huang post this ridiculous story about Mr. Harris? hmmm I wonder.

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    1. The only lies I've seen on this blog today are yours.

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    2. 4:00pm's comments are not lies. They're plumber's cracks.

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    3. Woo-hoo!! Blowback from the Arcadia crowd. Smackdown on the Tattler board! Just like the old days of Measure V in Sierra Madre. Pass the popcorn

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    4. So maybe you can say, 4:00, what's up with the gang sign?
      Or did the photographer catch an inconvenient moment of rock-paper-scissors?

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    5. Looks like a peace sign to me holding up the index and middle together .. sideways or otherwise it still is peace sign.. your misconstrued 4:42 ... btw this is not 4:00 ..

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  26. Star Wars Peace Treaty?
    Killer Star?
    Everybody gets a Space Force.

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    1. Maybe they can waste some more billions in regan’s space shield

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  27. Gotta say I always thought Trump was an ignorant, megalomaniacal narcissist.

    But taking infants and toddlers from their parents is nothing short of neo-Eichmannian sociopathy.

    Trump's mental defects, while certainly disqualifying, perhaps prevent him from understanding the true nature of his wrongdoing. But what is the excuse of the non-sociopaths who support such policies?

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    1. The President of the United States is a freak.

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  28. Maybe someone should read the little "red book' communists use to conduct business in capitalists countries? That is how to cheat, swindle and steal that is.

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    1. You might want to look up what the Little Red Book really is on that Chinese made computer of yours.

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  29. Soorry Charlie, American made all the way but your commie built Iphone is another matter is that how you keep in contact with your supreme leader?

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    1. Maybe assembled in US, but most of those chips and boards were made overseas, including chips with handwritten spyware to watch you. China communist? That’s funny!

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    2. Maybe assembled in US, but most of those chips and boards were made overseas, including chips with handwritten spyware to watch you. China communist? That’s funny!

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    3. Err: hardwired

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  30. I am guessing by the tone of your posting and language restrictions centered on 'trumptering' by the tone of your vocabulary that you haven't got much to work with in the first place. Blither on commie, aka djt.

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