Posts Tagged ‘leland yee’

Daily Fetch 03.28.14: Oh Yee of Stupid Shi#, A legal setback for Ro Khanna and Jensen Backers Pay-to-Play?

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Ro Khanna’s (alleged) scheme to dilute the GOP vote in his losing quest to unseat Mike Honda took a major hit yesterday when a Judge removed one Singh from the ballot.  This story by BANG’s Josh Richman uncovers the potential complicity of Khanna in the plot by exposing that at least one individual signed Khanna’s nomination papers and also signed one of the new “recruits” to the race as well.  Fishy…

Looks like the State Senate grew a backbone and will give the boot to Oh Yee of Stupid Shi# unless the arms-for-campaign cash Senator resigns.  Senators Calderon and Wright can stay, but Leland’s gotta go, clearly this is a case of discrimination against Gun-Runners, expect the NRA to jump into the fray .…JK.

Yee in Stocks

Calbuzz puts together a must read piece as it dissects the silly, ridiculous and at times bizarre news coverage of Oh Yee’s over-the-top criminal antics.  Pictures of Shrimp Boy with the Lt. Gov, Rev. Jim Jones with Gov. Moonbeam and even the Chron food section writer chimes in with reviews of the restaurants/bars that some of the shady deals went down at…we kid you not.  And in its latest installment of “Slime the Campos family”, the Metro’s Josh Koehn desperately stretches to make a link between one of the morons charged in the case and Nora Campos…some real sinister stuff.

Not content with slapping around just one politician per day, SJ Inside exposes the boneheaded play of those trying to “help” Sheriff candidate Kevin Jensen, soon to be better known in political circles as the guy who sucked into a trouncing by Sheriff Laurie Smith.  SJI reports on $2,500 going to a victim rights organization and remarkably, by coincidence we’re sure, an endorsement of Jensen comes back.  Geniuses!

PG&E is expecting to be held accountable for blowing up a San Bruno neighborhood and their PR machine is in full spin mode.  Talks have broken down between federal prosecutors and the company and in an SEC filing the company discloses that they expect to be criminally charged soon.

Chuck Reed can keep his text messages secret is the ruling from the 6th District Court of Appeals that overturned a trial court ruling that Chuck Reed could not keep his text messages secret.  Mr. Transparency strikes again.

6 million sign up for Obamacare…is it a success?  The Washington Post has the story and there are still 3 days to go.  The Merc’s other Tracy reports that more rules about the program have changed.

Docs gonna walk at VMC?  Santa Clara County mental health doctors are going mad over their crazy contract talks with the County.  Maybe they need a Martini?

TheSanJoseBlog tells us Chick-fil-A is bringing another one of their open minded and tolerant restaurants to San Jose.  Maybe the company president can shove one of those chicken sandwiches in his mouth after he removes his foot.

The Mercury News is reporting a suspicious dead body has been reported in a San Jose home; hopefully it is not No. 11.

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Daily Fetch 03.27.14: HolYee Shi# and Jerry Hill tries to clean up the swamp

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

When it comes to restaurants, skyline, culture and, apparently, political corruption, Silicon Valley can’t compete with San Francisco.  Senator Leland Yee’s House of Cards came tumbling down for…Gun running, really?  In Silicon Valley, it was some meals, golfing, gambling, and stamps but in San Francisco it was automatic weapons, murder for hire, extortion, drugs, gang hits…you name it!  That damn SF.

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To read excerpts of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation not Fetch Bureau of Investigation) affidavit go here.

For an international take on Yee’s arms for campaign cash catastrophe go here. Well, it’s a Canadian news story so international is a stretch.

Senator Jerry Hill is still on a policy tear from the last senate scandal. His latest idea is to require nonprofit groups that pay for legislators to take trips to “conferences” to disclose their donors.

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors overturned a planning commission decision that would have allowed a meditation center near Woodside to be converted into a rehab facility.

Facebook bought a virtual reality company yesterday and the company’s stock promptly took a nosedive.

Half Moon Bay’s City Council has decided to use a $1.6 million tax windfall to fund 22 projects including renovating facilities and fixing roads.

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Daily Fetch 03.27.14: HolYee Shi#, Ro’s Dirty Trick, and Century Domes No More?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

When it comes to restaurants, skyline, culture and, apparently, political corruption, Silicon Valley can’t compete with San Francisco.  Senator Leland Yee’s House of Cards came tumbling down for…Gun running, really?  In Silicon Valley, it was some meals, golfing, gambling, and stamps but in San Francisco it was automatic weapons, murder for hire, extortion, drugs, gang hits…you name it!  That damn SF.

House_of_Leland

To read excerpts of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation not Fetch Bureau of Investigation) affidavit go here.

For an international take on Yee’s arms for campaign cash catastrophe go here. Well, it’s a Canadian news story so international is a stretch.

Congressional wanna-be Ro Khanna is being accused of a pretty dirty Nixonian political trick by Jeffrey Wald, a GOP muckity-muck from Fremont.  In the lawsuit filed in Sacramento Superior Court, Wald alleges that Khanna orchestrated two late-comers into the contentious congressional race to split the GOP vote and help Ro finish second to Mike Honda.  If true, Ro’s not Khanna make it to DC.

Maybe Ro’s alleged dirty trick is one more reason why Mike Honda wants to stay out of the debate ring with Khanna??

Jennifer Wadsworth’s days at SJ Inside are clearly numbered because this depiction of the candidates in the 25th State Assembly District was such a excellent read that she will use it to apply for a job at a daily and get it.  All in the Fetch newsroom enjoyed this balanced, insightful and spot-on story.  We will miss you, Jen!

The Rotary Club of SJ and County Supervisor Dave Cortese have re-kindled the spark that will ignite Fireworks in SJ this 4th of July.  The Merc’s Eric Kurhi illuminates us on the topic.  The Merc Ed Board weighs in as well…they just could not find it in them to mention Supervisor Cortese’s efforts to bring back the family oriented event, gee, we wonder why?

$31.71 per hour is what it takes to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in Silicon Valley. The SV Biz Journal walks us through the facts about just how expensive it is for working families left at the curbside in this latest economic boom.

And just in time to chronicle the bulldozing of the mid-century modern Century Theaters on Winchester, TheSanJoseBlog announces San Jose’s Preservation Action Council(PAC*SJ) is hosting their 2014 Historic Photo Contest.   Those pesky folks at PAC*SJ that want to preserve the local heritage are not going down without a fight and are organizing through FB and other social media to Save the Domes!

Oooooh, that smell!  The operators of the Newby Island dump, Republic Services, are being accused of not paying their recycle workers a living wage as mandated by their contract with the City of San Jose.  Another stinky episode emitting from the dump that’s turning up a whole bunch of noses and reeks of corporate greed.

The person stabbed to death in San Jose, oh, sorry, there have been so many, this one was on March 19th, has been identified.  Mark Gomez from the daily has the story.

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Daily Fetch 9.12.13: SamTrans sued, Mosquito District begs to be dissolved and Senator Leland Yee gets called out as a hypocrite and a liar

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

A woman identified only as “Employee X” has filed charges of defamation and racial discrimination against SamTrans. The employee who regularly questioned SamTrans’ odd accounting practices is now scheduled for termination. Keep keeping it classy SamTrans.

The embezzlement-racked Mosquito District no longer trusts itself and is begging San Mateo County for a takeover.

Peninsula Congresswoman Anna Eshoo will indeed try to eschew a strike on Syria if it ever comes to a vote. She confirmed yesterday that she is (apparently) “not naïve” and will vote no.

Both Peninsula congresswomen have endorsed Diane Howard for Redwood City Council.

Beyondchron takes SF/SM State Senator Leland Yee to task for flip-flopping on a bill regarding inclusionary housing.  They characterize Yee’s explanations of his voting record as “bizarre” and imply he is both a “hypocrite” and a “liar.” Wow.

The San Carlos Patch posted a press release from Assemblyman Rich Gordon boosting an ambitious bill he has jointly-authored with fellow Peninsula Assemblyman Mullin to reduce green house gas emissions by turning trash into energy. The bill is on Gov Moonbeam’s desk.

A judge has ruled that imprisoned Former Portola Valley School Superintendent Tim Hanretty must pay his former district $2.6 million in restitution.

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Daily Fetch 7.17.13: PG&E to pay through the pipes and Clapper claps in…

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

And, we’re back…

PG&E, got its ass handed to it by the CPUC yesterday for destroying a San Bruno neighborhood. $300 million of the $2.25 billion fine will go directly to the State’s general fundSan-Bruno-PGE

The Clapper has clapped on to the San Carlos City Council race even though she said that she’d clap off after an 18-month appointment.

The fifth circuit court of appeals has upheld San Mateo County’s firearms ban in state parks. So now you won’t have to worry that a hiker will, “mistake you for a mountain lion.”

Got some fresh ideas? If you do, Senator Jerry Hill wants to hear all about them at the famers’ market in San Carlos tomorrow.

Senator Leland Yee is seeking to push legislation that would help victims fight incarceration.

Three candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for three open seats on the Redwood City Council. Should be a nail-biter on election night?

According to a police report, (apparently) a traffic signal was facing the wrong direction in Burlingame.

The Atherton City Council will discuss whether or not to appoint a new member or opt for a November election.

San Mateo County has opened its doors for any candidate looking to get elected. File your papers before it’s too late.

San Carlos NIMBYs are ready to go to war over a proposed transit village.

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Daily Fetch 5.28.13: Crack is wack, but (apparently) great for hiding money

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The San Mateo Daily Journal reports on a Citrus Heights man kept the stolen dough on the down low following a string of San Mateo County burglaries. We hope that money gets yanked or wiped out of circulation. -1The San Carlos Patch tells us that those working in VA offices are (apparently) a bunch of paper pushers, which has added an increasing burden on Santa Mateo County veterans.

The state has allocated millions for new school construction and modernization projects in the Sequoia Union and Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School Districts.

San Mateo Mayor David Lim wants to rename Laurelwood Park to “Jane Baker Park” after her husband wrote a big check to maintain Sugarloaf Mountain as is.

Councilmember Olbert wants to raise sewer rates in San Carlos by fifty percent over a period of three years.  Should make the local Tea Party real happy.

Are health care districts still needed? Assemblymember Gordon wants to know.

The Parks and Recreation Committee in Foster City will hear a new proposal that will allow “un-captained” electric boat rentals” because Newport Beach already does it.

San Carlos’ Planning Commission gave a large-scale fitness center developer the green light, but the Council must still decide if it will preserve the land for a hotel that may never get built.

Senator Yee wants solitary confinement in juvenile centers to only be used when absolutely necessary.

The Merc reports that the Menlo Park Transportation Commission received incomplete project reports from staff, according to a former Commissioner. We‘re happy if they just use the right bolts on any bridge repair.

The new Ravenswood Superintendent will receive a $350 travel allowance and three weeks of paid vacation time.

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Daily Fetch 11.10.11: 22 percent Garbage Saga…

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Aaron Kinney in the County Times does a post-mortem on the election tapping into a broad theme:  incumbency ain’t all it’s cracked up to be… sometimes.
Speaking of post-mortem:  It is now semi-official.  There will be no Mayor Yee in San Francisco.  (We’re stuck with him for a while longer…)
Only in Menlo Park (and nearby areas too) would a face for the fire board be cut-throat… but the race for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District was pretty tough and pretty tight: Virginia Chang Kiraly finally won a race and so did Robert Silano.  Both bumped out incumbent Bart Spencer.
And what would a week be without a Garbage Saga story… boring, that’s what.  Belmont needs to hike rates 22 percent or so to pay for the service and the fancy new building off 101. Of course, the Council in Belmont doesn’t like raising rates, so they punted last night in an attempt to figure out what to do next

Daily Fetch 11.9.11: Not to be Mayor Yee…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

It was an election day locally yesterday and the results are in…
State Senator Leland Yee will almost certainly not be the next Mayor of San Francisco, even though he has been the most prolific Tweeter…
The Sequoia Union High School District will have two new Board members after the election yesterday.  One incumbent got bounced by coming in 4th in a 3-winner election.  Oops…
Taxes, of both the business license and hotel variety, are going up in Redwood City
The Daily Journal has all the other important (or not important) results nicely laid out on their homepage.  Visit them

Daily Fetch 8.19.11: A Caltrain/Amtrak Divorce?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Is Caltrain taking a divorce lesson from San Carlos and Belmont?  They might be looking to divorce Amtrak and find a new lover/operator
As we’ve said a million times, nothing in Atherton is as it seems.  Take today’s Daily News headline:  Atherton city manager’s past connections with outsourcing firm raises some questions.  Of course it does…
It is not much of a secret that State Senator Joe Simitian isn’t much fun at a party… But now he wants to put an end to robotripping?  Come on dude… how else are kids supposed to get really, really high?
Speaking of folks that don’t know how to have a good time, San Carlos wants to extend their ban on “massage” parlors… Maybe this story won’t have a happy ending after all…
So much for democracy… there won’t be a City Council race in San Bruno this fall.  Damn… that’s usually when our email box fills up (with backstabbing emails) at The Daily Fetch
And because Leland Yee represents part of our coverage area, and because the root of this story happened in San Mateo County, we bring you this from the Chronicle:  Leland Yee raised $11,000 at a fundraiser at Lucky Chances… which isn’t illegal per se, but the story goes on to tell how the cost of the dinner might have been miscalculated, etc., etc.  Maybe having a fundraiser at a casino isn’t a good idea

Daily Fetch 8.9.11: Read it here today, or in the newspaper tomorrow…

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Not to write the County Times’ stories or anything, but yesterday we wrote:  ”…Interim Mayor Ed Lee is going to run for San Francisco Mayor to try to remove the Interim from the title… and to try and bounce State Senator Leland Yee…”  Today, the County Times wrote:  ”…Lee’s entrance into San Francisco Mayor’s race is bad news for Leland Yee…”  Of course, we try to double check the spelling in our headlines…
From San Bruno:
You remember the good news that In-N-Out Burger opened off of 101 in San Carlos… then you probably also remember that neighbors of In-N-Out don’t love the gigantic lighted sign there… Well, In-N-Out is going to try to block out their sun
From the “let’s friggin’ hope so” department… the Redwood City School District Board will “review and consider changing policies for its school-sponsored trips“… this after 4 students sexually assaulted another student on a field trip.