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April 24, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.24.14: Herhold as Heston, D-5′s Resendez not the sharpest tool in the shed, and no 49ers arrested last night

Scott “Call me maybe” Herhold’s latest column reminds Fetch of Charlton Heston.  Not the strong Ben Hur Heston, but the crazy, gun loving Heston.  It appears that Scott, is one of the few who must have the 90% pension myth torn from their cold dead hands.  Herhold must have forgotten back in 2011 the Old Guy from City Hall reported about city unions offering hundreds of millions in pension savings.


Or maybe he forgot this report or this one about what Reed, Liccardo, Nguyen and the rest rejected from city workers for the wonderfully successful Measure B.

If there ever is a San Jose Pension War Crimes Trial, Herhold and the rest of the Measure B propagandists should be indicted.  No amount of retrospective gibberish about being a bus boy and scamming the system back in college will change what Herhold and his co-conspirators perpetrated upon San Jose residents with the illegal Measure B ballot measure.  Do you feel safer in SJ?

SJ District 5 also ran Aaron Resendez has never come across as the sharpest tool in the shed and the latest SJ Inside story confirms it.  Unregistered influence peddling for campaign cash can’t be legal, right?  We know what your thinking, Fetch will demand that the water be tested in D-5 for some type of substance that makes people do stupid shi#?

The Daily Fetch is always happy we can hip our friends at SJ Inside to news about their arch nemesis Phil Bump who is now a writer/blogger for the Washington Post.  Josh Koehn, maybe a little jealous about the rise of Bump, gives readers a refreshed rehash of the bumpy ride Bump took to the WashPo.

The Merc’s New Guy at City Hall reports on the abysmal San Jose emergency medical response times that were recently disclosed to the Mayor and City Council by the interim Fire Chief.  With how crappy the numbers are, Fetch is certain that paramedics on motorcycles can’t be too far on the horizon.

Well at least the SJ firefighters got to this blaze in time to save most of an apartment complex where a SJSU student disposed of a match on a couch and poof a fire broke out…brilliant move.

It was shaking at Stanford last night as three small quakes rattled the area near the campus.

SJC’s stowaway has made international news and will end up being a topic of Congressional hearings in the near future.  KTVU reports on the latest bizzaro development…the teen went undetected for hours before hopping the flight to the islands.

Mountain View will be the home of a new $50M behavioral health center to be built by El Camino Hospital.

Has Apple got its Mojo back?  Forbes thinks so after the iEverything maker rings up the cash register in its latest earnings report.  Tim Cook also takes a parry knife to Apple’s stock by cutting each one into 7-pieces in a massive split/buy back that’s put a happy face on investors.

49ers Crime Bureau

No new crimes, indictments or scandals to report today.  Although the Modesto Bee has a piece calling for the 9ers to not pick up the option on Aldon Smith’s contract.   It is a good read.

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April 23, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.23.14: SJ Inside gives a proper send off to JGH, Hendler and Kaplan go toe to toe, and Mahood is wild about Harry…

SJ inside provided former SJ Mayor Janet Gray Hayes a proper send off as it details what she stood for and the many lives she touched as the first female leader of a large city.

The 12th homicide took place in broad daylight in SJ and was gruesome.  The location was a parking lot behind The Plant shopping center at Curtner and Monterey and KTVU reports that the victim was bound with zip ties and beaten to death.  So far no suspects.

Collateral damage from labor not endorsing Judge Diane Ritchie has touched on South Bay Labor Council spokesflak/gatekeeper Stacey Hendler.  TracEy Kaplan posts on the Merc’s Internal Affairs blog that Hendler popped off in a text message to Kaplan over the non-endorsement of Ritchie announcement that The Daily Fetch first reported on yesterday (thx for the shout out IA).  Hendler may just be working on her people skills because they sure helped former laborista political director Phil Bump.

Bump has landed at the Washington Post and Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller ain’t too pleased about it.


Councilmember Don Rocha wants to take a measured approach to fix Measure B.  He posts his ideas on TheLeftHook.

Harry Freitas has been promoted to run the planning department at the City of San Jose.  Nate-Dog teams up with Greg “Charles in charge” Bauman to report that Matt Mahood from the Chamber of Commerce goes all Judy Garland over Harry.

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April 22, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.22.14: EXCLUSIVE – Labor pushes Judge Ritchie overboard, Herhold’s love for “Cheaties” Liccardo is red hot, and GOP’s BOZO NIGHTMARE


According to multiple sources, well, 3 to be exact, who were in attendance at the South Bay Labor Council Executive Committee candidate endorsement meeting, the laboristas threw much maligned Judge Diane Ritchie out of the boat by voting to not endorse her in the June primary.  Sources say the vote was near unanimous.  Poor Ritchie, she is so challenged that even though she was tossed out of the labor boat by those that backed her 6-years ago, she was still unable to hit water.

Complaints against SJ po-po are down and this story by the Merc’s New Guy at City Hall tries to figure out why.   Could it be that there are about 500 fewer po-po to complain about?  Maybe SJPD should do what was done in this movie to keep LaDoris Cordell employed…just sayin’.

Local hospital emergency rooms are sure to be filled this morning with cases of acid reflux as anyone who reads the latest love note from Scott “Tool Time” Herhold to Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo will be unable to keep their breakfast down.  Herhold’s bromance with Liccardo reaches epic proportions as according to Herhold, Sam discovered America, walks on water, can run a 4-minute mile (while juggling), has walked on the moon, solved the Di Vinci Code 3-minutes into the film, would make a great Pope, and should have his own mini-series on Bravo.


If you read the piece, make sure your Obamacare premiums are paid up ‘cuz you will get sick.

San Jose’s first female mayor, Janet Gray Hayes has passed away.  She shattered the glass ceiling in SJ many years ago and dubbed San Jose as the “feminist capitol of the world” when she became the first woman to lead a city with over a half million residents back in 1974.  She will be missed.

This runaway may get a parade for sneaking onto the runway at SJC and climbing aboard plane and jetting off to Hawaii.  The wayward teen exposed a serious security breech at the airport and has the FAA, TSA, SJPD and the FBI (not Fetch Bureau of Investigation but the other guys) scrambling for answers.

KCBS 740’s Mike Colgan reports on the growing problem of wage theft in Santa Clara County.  The Wage Theft Coalition released a report that details how widespread the swiping of workers wages is.  The media advisory has all the details and can be found here.

Sheriff Laurie Smith’s spokesflak/campaign manager/Svengali posts to The Left Hook that Mayor Reed is being Mayor Reed, stubborn, bullheaded with his head buried in the sand.  Why Reed would say no to some Sheriff Deputies working some overtime to assist SJ po-po keep a lid on crime makes little sense.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has added the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger to things he wants to dissolve.  Right up there with democratically elected school boards, Hastings must see the massive cable merger as another affront to his allegiances, like public school boards.

The Nashville Ledger reports on problems on the other side of the Mississippi River for Rocketship Charter Schools.  On-line learning labs abandoned, test scores faltering, and a money scheme called into question.  Sound familiar?

In a new feature from The Daily Fetch we bring you: BOZO NIGHTMARE.  In today’s report, GOP also-ran for Governor, Neil Cash-and-Carry champions a corporate take over of our public education system and wants to bring back indentured servants to California.  His plan would pay college tuition in exchange for a portion of future earnings of the poor saps that sign up for this scheme.

Tap this!  TheSanJoseBlog is doing what it can to get Strike Brewing Company’s Taproom off the ground.  Want in?

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April 21, 2014

Boston Strong, Stabbings and Standoffs in SJ, and Madison Nguyen inserts both feet in mouth…

A little over a year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, the runners are back for the 118th time to race in the iconic event. Boston Strong!

San Pedro Square suffered through what the rest of SJ is suffering through…crime. 4 stabbed in DTSJ and on the other side of town this overnight standoff ends in surrender.

Burglaries are so out of control that SJPD doesn’t even bother to track how long it takes for a po-po to respond to a home or business that gets broken into.  This NBC Bay Area investigation reveals the sorry state of affairs faced by residents of the once Safest City in America.

But all is well according to Mayoral wannabe Madison Nguyen.  She decided to speak about public safety and what a great place San Jose is to be a cop and ended up stuffing both of her feet in her mouth.  This Merc Internal Affairs blog should ensure Madison avoids talking to the media until the June election.

The Mercury News does not like Judge Diane Ritchie, not even a little bit.  The Merc enthusiastically endorses her opponent, DA Matt Harris.  The video that is linked to the editorial endorsement of Harris shows what a train-wreck some of Ritchie’s decisions were.

Pot calls Kettle black.

LaDoris Cordell did her usual number on San Jose po-po when she released her bad boys in blue annual report.  Talk about make work to justify ones existence, in any event, the report’s bottom line can be found here.

The Merc’s TracEy Kaplan, after drawing the short stick and working on a Saturday, has this piece on a peace march held by families of San Jose homicide victims.

Fetch guesses this youngster wanted to go to Hawaii real, real bad…

Do you have “electile dysfunction”? Politico takes us on a funny tour of the nuttiest campaign commercials to air so far in 2014.

TheLeftHook’s Bob Brownstein jabs at Metro’s Josh Koehn for alleging a kickback was in play when money from Santa Clara County’s Measure A went to an organization run by one of Measure A’s big supporters.  The organization works to deliver health care to kids and has been on the Metro’s hit list for years.  Brownstein lands some good punches.

April 17, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.17.14: Local Candidate Melt-Down Mash-Up, A’s Throw In Towel on Move to SJ, and’s Bymaster Bashes Barbara…

So just how much money has San Jose flushed down the toilet chasing its tail and the A’s?  SF Chron’s Matier and Ross report that the club is negotiating a 10-year lease to stay put in Oaktown.  Clearly, Lew Wolff doesn’t know the way to San Jose. 


Candidate Meltdown Mash-Up

Apparently, with the June election fast approaching, several candidates are buckling under the pressure.  From saying stupid shi#, to mailing stupid shi#, to blogging stupid shi#, to Tweeting stupid shi#, Rose Herrera, Kevin Jensen’s supporters, D-9 City Council also ran Lois Wilco-Owens, and Mike Honda provide some comic relief.

Nate-Dog from the SV Biz Journal says that Mi Pueblo Markets plans to emerge from bankruptcy soon and has shed 80% of its workforce and most of its debt.  No current plans to close any of its stores…key word in that sentence is “current”.

The Santa Clara Weekly reports that the California State Historic Resources Commission meets April 22 to consider new nominations for California’s Register of Historical Resources.   Up for consideration are the Winchester Dome theaters.  TDF will keep you posted.

As SJ’s lame-duck Mayor, Chuck Reed found out, take money from former Enron trader John Arnold and a whole lot of heat will come your way.  Philanthropy News Digest reports on others accepted mucho dinero from Arnold and are paying a public relations price.

KLIV reports on the effort to augment SJPD with Sheriff patrols, apparently an idea that has support from many on the SJ City Council.

KCBS 740’s Mike Colgan reports that an arrest has been made for arson in the 5-alarm fire that leveled the former home of KNTV.  Cadaver dogs are sniffing through the rubble to determine if lives were lost in this gigantic fire.  NBC Bay Area has the latest video of the fire here.’s Brett Bymaster is about as subtle as two-by-four to the head as he goes after what he perceives is a major slight at the hands of the Merc Ed Board that called him a conspiracy theorist in their latest defense of Charter Schools.  This post by Neighborhood Activist and Protector of all that is Good Bymaster is well worth the read.  If your gonna label someone, BANGer’s, get it right.

Has Pier 1 Imports joined the GOP in its war against women?  Pier 1 has a policy that forces pregnant women to go on unpaid leave after 8-weeks of light duty.  How family friendly is that…they are being sued over this blatantly discriminatory policy and decided it was a good idea to not comment on the lawsuit…anyone can see the boy/girl cot coming their way.  We like Cost Plus anyway.

No 49er arrests, court appearances, pleas, or trouble to report in the last 24-hours.

April 16, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.16.14: Cheaters never prosper, Big Business Backs Carrasco, and Cops on the way to San Jose…

The Liccardo Papers: Cheating, it’s what winners do!

Part Tres

In today’s installment of the Liccardo Papers, the SJ Elections Commission and FPPC complaints alleging Liccardo skirted, and self-admittedly violated, campaign laws reveal an extensive and well-thought out scheme to cheat to a fundraising lead in the race to become San Jose Mayor.


Final Installment of Full Complaint Can Be Seen Here

SJ Ethics Commission Complaint Liccardo FINAL-1

The man who filed the complaint against Liccardo is District 6 City Council also-ran Steve Kline who was stomped by Mayor Sweatpants Oliverio in the last election cycle.  Kline takes to The Left Hook to explain why he decided to sling an arrow at “Cheaties” Liccardo.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors made it official by approving an offer of mutual aid to the dwindling ranks of the SJPD.  Sheriff Laurie Smith was directed to meet with San Jose officials and figure out how best the County can help the City meet its basic responsibility to protect its citizenry.  Dave Cortese pushed the idea and his colleagues unanimously approved it.

The busy body County Board of Supervisors also approved a hunt for a new homeless shelter in North Santa Clara County.  Hopefully the shelter will open before next winter.

The Merc tells us that Bay Area apartment rents are soaring with the average rent being a whopping $2,043 smack-a-roos per month.  That’s almost a 10% increase from the same January-March time period surveyed in 2013.

The SV Chamber of Commerce announced their endorsements yesterday for San Jose City Council.  No surprises.  Some cat named Chappie in D-1, Don Gagliardi in D-3, Magdalena Carrasco in D-5, Van Le in D-7, and Don “I have seen the light that Measure B was a mistake” Rocha in D-9.

Once the Chamber announced their council endorsements the Merc followed suit by throwing its support behind Carrasco in D-5.

As Campos was ducking punches yesterday, SJ Inside ran this piece detailing his attempt to get Airbnb, the subletting website, to pay its hotel taxes to the city.  Of course, cashing in on some of those that use Airbnb for ummm, nooners, seems a tad tawdry.

A patent office will open at city hall sometime in 2015 and it will cost taxpayers $4.7 million bucks.  Who did the cost benefit analysis on this one?

Cops are coming to San Jose…well not Cops, Cops, the TV show silly.  As one commenter on the site put it, hope they have a lot of film.

Democrats in DC are just 27 signatures shy of forcing a vote in the House of Reps on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.  The GOP is doing all it can to stop the vote but if the Discharge Petition is successful then many on the right will have to take a stand and quit talking out of both sides of their mouths.

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April 15, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.15.14: Liccardo Fundraisers disguised as events, Will Kathleen be King for a Day?, and Will County provide mutual aid for SJPD

The Liccardo Papers: Fundraisers Disguised As “Events”

Part Deux

Steve Kline’s formal complaint to the San Jose Elections Commission alleging Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo violated election codes details several fundraisers disguised as “events”.  Each of these events have subsequently been removed from the Liccardo for Mayor campaign website in what can be seen as an attempt to remove damaging evidence from public view.  The legal date to solicit funds or solicit pledges is 180-days before an election, or December 5, 2013 in this instance.  Liccardo started way before then to cheat his way to a fundraising lead.


The complaint covering these events can be found here or by clicking the image below.  Tomorrow, TDF will delve into the other alleged violations in Sam’s win at all costs effort.

SJ Ethics Commission Complaint Liccardo FINAL-1

SJ Inside’s JK gives a run down of how the County of Santa Clara may spend excess funds from its successful Measure A campaign, not to be confused with the unsuccessful Measure B campaign in San Jose.  And it looks like Kathleen may be King for a Day as her organization, Healthier Kids Foundation, is first in line with their hand out.  Koehn describes King’s mission in this way: In a sense, HKF is designed to provide an additional safety net for parents too lazy to follow through on getting their kids proper care—and keep King employed.”  That made us chuckle this morning.

NBC Bay Area details how the County Sheriffs may come to the rescue of San Jose’s dwindling police force.  With crime up and po-po down, this idea by County Supervisor and Mayoral wanna-be Dave Cortese may have some legs as it will be a topic at today’s BOS meeting.

KGO-7 has this take on what amounts to the County providing mutual aid to SJ neighborhoods dealing with burglaries, auto thefts and gang crime.  At the end of the piece Councilmember Rose Herrera claims there are former SJ po-po that want to come back and work for Chuck Reed…Seriously!  Rose being Rose has yet to produce any list of the wayward po-po for the Chief of Police to call and get back into the fold.  Gee, anyone else think Rose made up the whole thing?

Scott “Call me maybe” Herhold continues his profile of SJ mayoral candidates, apparently including fringe candidates, with this homage to Rose Herrera.  Where the made up number of 100 cops wanting to come back rears its ugly head again.  Rose’s big accomplishments include a pension measure that was struck down in court that she now wants to change and a Wall-mart grocery store in a strip mall…job well done!

Douglas Rose, President of the State Association of County Retirement Systems, throws one high and tight at SJ’s lame-duck Mayor Chuck Reed in this opinion piece making the rounds.  Rose lambasts (we like that word) Reed for making SJ so uncompetitive when it comes to recruiting top-flight investment professionals to manage its retirement funds and that has led to taxpayers losing $94 million dollars.  Ouch!

KTVU-2 reports on the aftermath of the 5-alarm fire that leveled the former HQ of KNTV.  The search for victims will commence today because the embers were too hot to initiate a search yesterday.

Nine escape a 2-alarm blaze in SJ.  KCBS 740 has the story.

The Left Hook releases a complaint made to the FPPC that alleges County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Jensen and his supporters are breaking the law by coordinating their efforts.  Apparently, the unions representing jail guards and sheriff deputies need a campaign primer to avoid further trouble as the campaign season heats up.

The SV Biz Journal reports that the cost for Obamacare will be 7% less, saving taxpayers $104 billion, due to lower-than-expected health insurance premiums.

Mike Honda will not be able to vote for himself as he was carved out of his own congressional district in the last redistricting.  Honda has lived in the same home for 40-yrs and there is no federal requirement that representatives must live within their respective boundaries.  When Honda’s main opponent, Ro Khanna, was asked to comment about Mike not being able to vote for Honda, he declined as he was too busy preparing for his upcoming debate forum with the elusive congressman.

And from our 24/7 49ers crime beat bureau:

Keep it classy 9er’s.

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April 14, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.14.14: The Liccardo Papers revealed, KNTV HQ Scorched, and 49ers need an intervention

The Liccardo Papers: The Secret Fundraising Strategy

Thanks to our spies, The Daily Fetch will be printing the San Jose Elections Commission complaint filed by Steve Kline that alleges Sam Liccardo broke state and local campaign finance laws in his maniacal quest to raise money.  Today we will reveal the first section of the complaint with additional sections disclosed each day this week. It is important to note Liccardo’s Valentines Day admission, to SJ Inside, that he violated the law and was returning some tainted contributions.  The Kline complaint alleges many more instances of law violating by Liccardo and his campaign and asks for those contributions to be returned as well.


The Kline complaint details a very sophisticated and coordinated strategy to circumvent established and well-known limitations on fundraising, lining up funding pledges outside the legal window to do so, and then attempting to remove the evidence of the strategy from his campaign website.  Many times it’s not the crime but the cover-up that does people in.  Duh, Winning! 


SJ Ethics Commission Complaint Liccardo FINAL-1


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Yesterday, KNTV-11 completed its transformation to NBC Bay Area as its former HQ was burned to the ground in a 5-alarm fire that required assistance from other local fire departments to help San Jose Firefighters contain the raging inferno.  5-alarms is usually reserved for a chili cook off but that is what it took to control this fire.  Homeless people living in the abandoned building are suspected of starting the flames and an arson investigation is underway.  Two firefighters were injured, neither of them seriously.  The still pictures and video contained in this story are worth the click.

It was a busy weekend for SJFF as they used the jaws-of-life to rescue these two unlucky motorists in SJ.

Another weekend and another shooting in San Jose, this one near a golf course.  Screaming Fore! takes on a new meaning when gunfire is involved.  Suspect is still at large.

Homelessness is out of control in San Jose and this report details some of the destruction.  The Merc Ed Board reminds us that homelessness is not the responsibility of just San Jose City Hall, but it is a regional problem, even though the largest homeless encampment in the nation is in San Jose.

The 49ers Aldon Smith should just get on with it and don an Oakland Raiders uniform.  Aldon, you made it, your undisciplined, uncouth, and unbecoming behavior certainly has earned you a spot on the team known for unruly and undisciplined behavior.  In the latest episode of, Pull Your Head Out of Your Arse, Smith, while allegedly being intoxicated, blurted out “bomb” in an airport security line.  He was subsequently hauled off to the pokey.  How brilliant was that move?

The latest 49ers TMZ crime caper episode has put one reporter/columnist over the edge and has him calling for heads to roll.  The daily’s Tim Kawakami is fed up with the coddling of players and how the 49ers front office is dealing with its “crime crisis routine”.  You know its bad when team trainers now carry both types of tape for to deal with injuries: Athletic and Crime Scene.

County Sheriffs’ patrolling the streets of San Jose may become a reality if a proposal by County Supervisor Dave Cortese, reported on by the Merc’s Eric Kuri, becomes a reality.  San Jose can’t hire po-po fast enough to replace those leaving and has money to pay for these po-po and the County has sheriffs available so…hmmmm.  Intriguing idea, let’s see how fast the Mayor’s race comes into play and screws up this idea.

The Left Hook takes a swing at Chuck, Pete and Sam over the Measure B pension reform debate that took place last week at the city council.  Skewering those that want to stay the course versus those that want to chart a new one has got former Hammer budget director Bob Brownstein all lathered up.

KGO-7 reports that the relationship between Russia and US hedge funds and tech investors has looked like “From Russia with Love.” But thanks to the recent turmoil in the USSR, that relationship may slow further investment and cooperation, where is James Bond when you need him?

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April 11, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.11.14: Liccardo’s Fundraising Scheme Exposed, Fetch Agrees with Herhold (WTF), and Prevetti Pushes off to LG

We often don’t agree with Merc columnist Scott “Call me maybe” Herhold but he hit the nail on the head when he called BULLSHI# on judicial candidate Dennis Alan Lempert who submitted DA Lempert as his name that will appear on the June ballot.  Lempert responded to the Herhold scolding with this lame, ludicrous and loony letter to the editor that confirms his eyes are brown.

Well, well, well…looky here…Fresh off of admitting he violated campaign laws on just one occasion and was returning the tainted contributions, apparently, Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo forgot to mention all the other times he violated campaign laws.  SJ Inside reported a short time ago about Liccardo lining up funds for his campaign prior to the legal start date and now reports that OOPS He Did It Again.


SJ Inside reports that two complaints have been filed against Sam Liccardo that detail a very sophisticated operation to circumvent well-established campaign laws by a former District Attorney, as Sam likes to describe himself.  In San Jose, a candidate can’t fundraise, line up pledges, or accept contributions until 180-days before an election, in this instance December 5, 2013.  These captured screen shots show that the Liccardo fundraising machine was running at full tilt in November 2013.

BTW…these calendar entries have been scrubbed from the Liccardo website.  Gee, we wonder why?




December 12 Sliccardo

December 13 Sliccardo copy

The FBI (Fetch Bureau of Investigation) Forensic Audit Division took a look at the co-hosts and low and behold many of these co-hosts wrote checks to “Cheaties” Liccardo on or about the same date as the events.  So when they were recruited way back in November was the contribution lined up then (VIOLATION), was the event talked about as a fundraiser (VIOLATION), or is it just a coincidence?  The amount of money allegedly captured by this alleged illegal operation is north of $175G’s. Thanks to our spies for sending us the scoop, but next time can you send it to us first, we like to break news every now and then….

SJ Inside’s Jennifer Wadsworth tells us another top SJ City Official, one who garnered much respect for her work, has lifted a middle finger, well, maybe wagged a finger, at City Hall and is hitting the bricks.  Laurel Prevetti takes with her 28-years of planning experience as she heads to Los Gatos to close out her career.  The Measure B brain drain continues at city hall, well-done Chuck!

Laurie Smith’s campaign flak Rich Robinson will have KLIV’s Bob “Make it Rain” Kieve’s bow-tie spinning with this piece in The Left Hook.  Mr. Robinson tells Kieve to stop tearing the city apart with his rhetoric, labor and business actually need each other and should work together to improve San Jose, and Kieve’s archaic thinking is stuck in the 1950’s.  Ok the last one was one of our overzealous interns, sorry Bob.

Local GOP Daddy Warbucks, aka Charles Munger has sprinkled his money around California to assist fringe GOP candidates pay for getting on the ballot.  Look for him to spend heavily in San Jose’s mayoral race to try and bolster what Fetch hears is his next fringe candidate, Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo.  Could it be a new GOP Darling in the making?  Look out Alvarado.

Hillary gave ‘em hell last night at a packed event at SJSU.  The ‘em are tech corporate boards where women only make up 11%, the GOP that fosters unequal pay for equal work for women and anyone standing in the way of providing women and girls educational opportunities in fields dominated by men. The crowd was enthusiastic and it felt as if it were a campaign rally with substance.  Fetch enjoyed the evening; we give it four paws up.  The SV Biz Journal provides coverage here.

Fetch fails to see what the problem is in this story from NBC Bay Area.

Forget about trainers, coaches, or front-office personnel, it looks like the 49ers may need a legal defense team to keep their players on the field.  In Santa Clara County, Smith and Culliver will be in court today for a hearing into their felony cases and in Dade County, Florida, Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a suspicious event involving a woman, alleged drug use, and the woman waking up in a hospital room not knowing what happened to her the night before…say it ain’t so!

The SJPD issued this press release warning residents that you should never pay off a ticket or warrant because some bozo calls you and tells you a family member can stay out of jail if you wire some funds to them ASAP.

SVBJ’s Lauren Hepler provides an interactive map that shows just how out of reach many residential neighborhoods are to the masses.  San Jose continues to lead the way in how much it costs to put a roof over your head.

Looking to gawk at adults in weird outfits?  Come to DTSJ this weekend and get an eyeful at the Fantasy Faire.  TheSanJoseBlog has the deets.

So…ahh…(apparently) the woman who accused a San Jose police officer of raping her a few weeks back didn’t decide to make her allegation until after she was arrested several weeks later for drunk driving…coincidence? We think not.

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April 10, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.10.14: Welcome Hillary, SJPD wants you, En Fuego…Purarse!, and “Cheaties” Liccardo hit with mystery FPPC/Ethics complaint

Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the stage tonight to field questions from non other than Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone (BOOOO!).   One Mercury News reporter, aptly named Newman, is getting hip to the fact that these “speaking” engagements are a precursor to a presidential run…Duh.  One question SJPD recruiters have submitted is, “Hillary, if you decide against running for President, will you become a police cadet?”


In what is becoming the hardest job in America, the Merc’s Robert Salonga spins a yarn about SJPD recruiters trying to lure anyone, anyone to become a po-po in SJ.  Hopefully these po-po recruiters are not paid on commission.

Seriously, in San Jose not a single bi-lingual 9-1-1 emergency dispatcher in a city that is as diverse as the United Nations HQ in New York.  Do ya think this is making emergency response times worse or better?  Anyone, anyone.  NBC Bay Area’s Damian Trujillo gets reaction from firefighters who have to wait for a translator before doing their job.

The Grand Old Party, emphasis on Old and Party, have blocked equal pay for equal work for women in the US Senate.  Republicans are rejoicing over ensuring women keep getting a raw deal from corporate America.  Come on Hillary!

John Woolfolk, the Merc’s Old Guy at City Hall reports on a mystery FPPC and San Jose Ethics complaint filed against Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo for what we believe to be Liccardo cheating with his fundraising.  Did we mention cheating?  There have been Tweets about the complaint but no one has posted the complaints just yet…for anyone with the complaint…Steve Kline…send it to the Fetch and we will gladly post it.

Liccardo Investigation Tweets


A first when it comes to reporting on pension reform at the state level.  A short and easy to understand piece that shows state workers will be getting substantially less in pensions after the legal, are you listening SJ City Council, pension cuts enacted.

Another pedestrian was run over and has died in SJ.  Last year, several dozen deaths took place on the mean streets of San Jo’.

In Redwood City, if traffic enforcement is needed, they take the dozen or so po-po that have left SJ and assign them to problem traffic areas.  That’s what a city can do when it has enough po-po.

Madison Nguyen is pushing this interview about her mayoral run.  Highlights of her term in office…she gave out prom dresses to those in need.   Insomniac alert, insomniac alert…you were warned.

TracEy Kaplan from the daily says that Jeff “I am the law” Rosen has launched a web based endeavor to bolster the efforts of his cold case unit.  The public is invited to look at the sites and send in tips.  A pretty good idea.

SJ Inside has two stories sure to shake up the local political landscape.  JK continues to break news and keep it interesting as he reports that the County Office of Education stepped in it again, it being a compilation of inaction, ineptitude, and incompetence.  Foster kids getting less as bureaucrats bumble with a software scandal.   And former local labor leader John Neece sticks a knife into the front, not back, of Xavier Campos as he endorses Magdalena Carrasco and gives his reasons why.  Heads must be spinning at the SBLC this morning.

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