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Ralph Hutchinson July 23, 2014 at 09:50 AM
There is something funny about Darius bringing these Cubans to Sonoma. Sure I'm all for sellingRead Moremore Sonoma Valley wine. But I've got a bad feeling about this.
howiewine July 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM
No Ralph.You are wrong Darius DOES recycle. The Washington Post is reporting that Darius isRead Morerecyclin g...JERRY BROWN... as a candidate for United States President. ======================================== Wouldn't it be funny if Chris Christie was a better President for Developmental Patients?
howiewine July 21, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Run Lizzie Run-Just say No to Jerry who said no to developmental Patients.
Ralph Hutchinson July 21, 2014 at 02:12 AM
Very strange
howiewine July 21, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Your post about Hooters was copied here long ago and then taken down so as not to hurt yourRead Moreprospect s. Don't fib.
Whinegrl July 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM
Sorry, I don't lie, you must be projecting.
howiewine July 15, 2014 at 08:49 PM
Yeah Sean just talked all of the Sonoma Valley Bank Directors into signing this, right? Sorry, tryRead Morea gain ! These are wealthy and sophisticated investors/developers. Not buying it. Where's the money? http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/News/story.csp?cid=2242286&sid=555&fid=181
Ralph Hutchinson July 17, 2014 at 01:17 PM
This scandal involved all directors the FDIC lawsuit says they all voted to approve all theRead Morefraudule nt Madjlessi. Brangham, Page, Downing, Nicholas, Switzer, Hitchcock and that attorney woman what's her name???
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Pistole. She's on Boards around town just like the rest, whistling past the graveyard and hopingRead Morethe ghosts of their past don't bite them in the butt.
Ralph Hutchinson July 17, 2014 at 01:24 PM
When Cutting went to Rabo they acted like he was the best thing since sliced. We bloggers knew heRead Morewa s being investigated for fraud but Lynch spun another tale of lies deceit and untruths to cover his friends at the expense of Sonoman's. When will the people sharpen the pitchforks and get this guy back for what he did for his arrogance.
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Nevertheless, Cutting was no mastermind. He simply executed on the arrogant culture he was taughtRead Moreby Mel and Nicholas, Brangham and the rest. To believe that he did this for self enrichment...well someone will have to show me the money he received. Maybe he does have a Panamanian bank account or elsewhere but I doubt it.
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 04:07 PM
FROM INDEX-TRIB ARCHIVE SEARCH... "...4.) Cutting joins Rabobank in Sonoma Publish Date:Read MoreOct ober 19, 2010 Word Count: 247 Document ID: 132F6C622D02B868 Long-time Sonoma banker, and life long Sonoma Valley resident Sean Cutting has been appointed senior relationship manager for Rabobank, N. A. He will be responsible for business development and community outreach in the Sonoma Valley. Rabobank announced last week that it had applied with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to establish a branch in Sonoma. Cutting joins branch manager Cathleen Gorham in preparing for the branch opening, which is slated to occur..." ========== -end of tease.
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Boy, did those other shareholders settle too early or what? Had they been just a little moreRead Morepatient and let the criminal case progress they would have had more leverage...and we'd know a bit more of the story. But I don't expect the bankers who were arrested to just allow themselves to be thrown under the bus and "take one for the team."
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Only the bank Directors' and Officers' friends who borrowed were given breaks to get their finances Read Morein order, with Mel or Cutting or the Board letting them slide. Not just Madjlessi. There was Freiberg, Haury and others who even said so publicly in newspaper comments. However, some borrowers were ridden hard to bring in cash when unplanned budget run-ups lowered bank equity. This clearly shows the bank favored some over others. They CHOSE to let Madjlessi TDR most of his loans. Why? Who vouched for him? Who kept doubling down with this criminal? CLUE: Turkey Club isn't just a sandwich ...
Ralph Hutchinson July 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Bill Lynch aided his cronies at Sonoma Valley Bank to cover up the truth. I personally fed LynchRead Moreand Bolling facts about fishy fraudulent Loans to Bijian Madjlessi the now dead Marin developer and largest borrower in the bank. My evidence was from public real estate records. Yet Lynch completely ignored. Later all this same information came out in Press Democrat expose articles series. It's sickening the coverup being done in Sonoma. Even the newspaper
Ralph Hutchinson July 17, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Well, well, well the intentionally hidden buried archives that show the lies spun and the bloggersRead Moret ruth in uncovering wrong doing aren't gone afterall. The people of Sonoma or Slownoma deserve truth. Here it is.
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Need to find the coup de' grace by Bill Lynch entitled "Did Sonoma Valley Bank getRead MoreHosed?" "...1.) Did Sonoma get hosed by state & feds? Publish Date: September 10, 2010 Word Count: 567 Document ID: 1322BE09A04CB510 Customers and shareholders of Sonoma Valley Bank who were shocked, surprised and angered by the bank's closure on Aug. 20, will not be comforted by the fact that even one of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts on the regulation of financial institutions, Gary Findley, editor of the Findley Reports, shared their feelings. Findley, in his September banking newsletter, made these comments, "This is definitely a rush to judgment by the FDIC and the CDFI played right into it. ..." If anyone pays this fish wrap to read it here is the story. But untold by Mr. Lynch is that after a Board meeting with Mr. Findley prior to Madjlessi becoming a loan customer Sonoma Valley Bank decided to change their loan executive pay structure to one that incentivized reckless underwriting in order to grow the loan portfolio and entice a buyer to pay a high price for the bank. This played out somewhat publicly as it was reported when objecting SVB Board members found that when afterward a decision to "reduce" the amount of directors cut them out of the picture.
howiewine July 17, 2014 at 02:10 PM
Lynch also cherry picked Findley's comments that defended his paid clients, Sonoma Valley Bank, and Read Moredid not include something along the lines of "whatever they did to get closed it must have been bad."=========================== How could you sit there and lie like that Bill...and we might as well include Bolling who sought to undermine the one blogger who showed them all of his evidence. You guys are really sick and malicious for what you did for granny's money thieves.
Ralph Hutchinson July 17, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Darius Anderson calls in favors from Government officials and steals real estate from taxpayers.Read MoreIt' s what he does and to him it's free money. To us it lacks integrity lacks character and is un chivalrous to the helpless like those at Sonoma Development Center.
howiewine July 18, 2014 at 09:08 AM
Hell, its sick and twisted is what it is. Some good person bequeathed this land for the exactRead Morepurpos e that SDC serves and the State wants to dump it? They still haven't proven at all that offsite care is better or cheaper. Of course, this isn't really about that. It's about political payoffs so that Big D gets his.
howiewine July 21, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Anderson Investigated by Andrew Cuomo NY Attorney General for conducting securities businessRead Morewithout a license-$500,000 fine. =========================================== Investigated by Jerry Brown for same + $48,000 in campaign loans to Jerry and abracadabra...Everything is dropped... plus he's tabbed to sit on a blue ribbon panel to tell how magicians do their tricks. =========================================== http://www.calbuzz.com/tag/darius-anderson/
Jack Shmollie July 12, 2014 at 03:10 AM
So , you don't like it ?
virtualstarr July 13, 2014 at 12:53 AM
If you don't like it, don't go there, Wimpy. Sonoma needs places for bands to play on a stage withRead Morel ights, P.A. and a stage. From outside, you can't really even hear the bands. Buy some hamburger and make it yourself!
Umberto Smith July 13, 2014 at 04:25 AM
The primary business is a bar and not all selling food service to the community. I would love toRead Moreha ve a nice burger every once in awhile, but the community really doesn't need another damn bar.
howiewine July 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM
None of the Developmentally Disabled versus Autism presto- change-o Kabuki changes the fact thatRead MoreDar ius through bolling continue to talk as if God isn't making any more DD patients. The fact is, in spite of NO PROOF that group home care is more appropriate or cheaper, DDS continues to get rid of SDC patients and happily bolling implies the population is reducing. What the hell does that do for the ones they are sending to the gulags... and their deaths? The work of a philanthropist?
howiewine July 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM
None of the Developmentally Disabled versus Autism presto- change-o Kabuki changes the fact thatRead MoreDar ius through bolling continueS to talk as if God isn't making any more DD patients. AND The fact is, in spite of NO PROOF that group home care is more appropriate or cheaper, DDS continues to get rid of SDC patients and happily bolling implies the population at large is somehow reducing. What the hell does that do for the ones they are sending to the gulags... and their deaths? The work of a philanthropist? -------------------------------------------------- "FOLLOW THE MONEY !" ---Deep Throat / Watergate
howiewine July 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM
If Darius can get an audience with Pope John Paul II, who is now a Saint, what chance does SDCRead Morehave? He may get a Papal favor but he may not escape the New Mexico Law as he couldn't in New York. That case and major decision is expected this year. "Khinda was particularly harsh on Valdes. His "apparent desire for free dinners and similar gifts ... was known to many outside of CalPERS," Khinda said. This fueled a perception that gift-giving was essential to getting CalPERS business. CalPERS suspended him from traveling for the pension fund because of sloppy record keeping. But Valdes, who filed for bankruptcy protection twice in the 1990s, remained head of the investment committee from 2005 to 2007, which Khinda called "remarkable." Khinda said another placement agent -- not Villalobos -- offered to get Valdes an audience with the pope at the Vatican. The report doesn't identify the agent, but a source said it was longtime Sacramento lobbyist Darius Anderson, who last year agreed to pay a $500,000 fine to settle an investigation into his work obtaining investment deals from CalPERS and its New York counterpart. Anderson did not admit or deny wrongdoing in that case, and wasn't charged with anything. Khinda's report said it wasn't clear if Valdes ever got to see the pope. A spokesman for Anderson couldn't be reached. ------ Call The Bee's Dale Kasler, (916) 321-1066. To see more of The Sacramento Bee, or to subscribe to the newspaper, go to http://www.sacbee.com/. Copyright (c) 2011, The Sacramento Bee, Calif." http://unified-communications.tmcnet.com/news/2011/03/15/5377277.htm
howiewine July 07, 2014 at 07:37 PM
CNN collaborated on this story with the Center for Investigative Reporting. Investigative reporterRead MoreN athan Halverson, who broke the major story about the felony fraud and cover up at Sonoma Valley Bank in 2011(a story far from finished) has worked with this group as well as KQED. You see bolling? That's called reporting. And Dooley, who controls SDC is nothing more than a lacky for Brown and his favorite honorary Hefe' Cubano developer, Darius Anderson.
howiewine July 08, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Anderson Cooper follows up on the above report that defrauded taxpayers for upwards of at leastRead More$100 ,000,000. He speaks poorly of Dooley and her organization. Those dollars could have kept SDC and all it's patients going for quite a while. Her agency didn't give a damn about that fraud but pursued SDC with a zeal that could only be described as nazi-like. "Stakeholders" my foot. "oh what? crimes happened there? Why yes. There was a rape, a tasing and bad police work." We read so week after week (at least 35 negative SDC articles in a year plus) in the Sonoma Index-Tribune, which just so happens to be owned by Mr. Anderson. And then they had a meeting with the joint local media led by President of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda/Publisher and Editor of Anderson's Sonoma Index-Tribune, david bolling at his new boss Anderson's Ramekins Resort in Sonoma. Remember, bolling does not deny saying that Anderson said last spring he "does want to develop it (SDC)." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTcWqhTRzJo
Ralph Hutchinson July 08, 2014 at 10:00 PM
CNN here in Sonoma Valley talking about fraud and corruption. Seems to be a theme with SonomaRead MoreValley Bank, Darius's SDC slam dunk, and Darius's pay to play New Mexico scam. Sonoma is about to become the poster child for corruption.
Will Shonbrun July 13, 2014 at 02:14 PM
This is a well put and lovingly said tribute to Stephen Gaskin. I never met him personally though I Read Moreknew about him, and learned much from those others mentioned, J. Krishnamurti & Suzuki Roshi, in my own travels. Great souls live and die and their teachings and doings last if they were true and meaningful. I expect it'll be that way with Gaskin. Thanks to the writer for his words and remembrance.
howiewine July 02, 2014 at 09:05 PM
That's ok. He's providing 3-4 "living wage in only 5 years" super jobs at his new hotel.Read MoreC ool.
howiewine July 05, 2014 at 11:35 AM
43 Union jobs educating SDC Patients down the chute. Darius is such a philanthropist,Read Moreright? " All SCOE Special Education staff receive specialized training and strive to provide a rich and caring educational experience in the least restrictive setting possible. The department has approximately 365 employees who deliver services at some 50 school and community sites within Sonoma County. Those services include special day classes, speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, support for visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing students, orientation and mobility training, vocational training, counseling, positive behavioral support, and assessments. Specially trained staff provide each student with a high-quality, standards-based educational experience that prepares them for successful transition to the highest possible level of independence." http://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/specialed.html
Ralph Hutchinson July 08, 2014 at 10:03 PM
Slowly squeezing the Valleys largest employer. All because Darius Anderson want to rape and pillage Read Moreanother real estate project he uses the Government cronies to leech off adjacent land. What a underhanded deal maker. Where is his honor ?
Ralph Hutchinson July 08, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Great picture of Darius Anderson squeezing and sucking the life right out of the Valley in the name Read Moreof philanthropy. Make no bones he is profiting off the backs of broken people who can't defend themselves using his connections in corrupt State government. What a class act. And the local flunkies hold their hands out for their payoff to keep their mouths shut like Ken Brown did with the Darius hotel fiasco.
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