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Contra Costa County Supervisor Dist 5 Federal Glover (as of 2013)

By PETE BENNETT - Contra Costa Watch EMAIL
Phone: 510-460-5641
Posted: 06/13/2013

President Trump we need real help
These protesters trampled memorials for Fallen Soldiers 

Brief Purpose

In 1982 Pierre Bynum worked at my cabinet shop.  The minute I hired a minority the Irish / Italian families sent the Pittsburg Police after me, then went after my employees by killing one of them.  By 1986 one of my customers was murdered in Dublin CA then m good friend Cynthia Kempf in 1986.

After forty years of mayhem near Supervisor Federal Glover this Public Official has likely seen at least three persons of color he knew or grew up with have been killed by white police officers.  A sad statistic of what sure looks like the Western Division of the KKK - Contra Costa.


Contra Costa County Fire Protection District appoints new chief -now perhaps the 1776 Ygnacio Valley Road Fire might be solved

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District appoints new chief

By Jennifer Modenessi Contra Costa Times
POSTED:   09/21/2013 03:09:53 PM PDT | UPDATED:   75 MIN. AGO

MARTINEZ -- County supervisors have appointed Roseville Fire Department assistant chief of operations Jeff Carman as the new fire chief of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
The supervisors, who also act as the fire district board, officially appointed Carman Sept. 17. He starts his new job Oct. 21.
Carman replaces fire Chief Daryl Louder, who announced his resignation in April. Louder's last day with the district is Oct. 31.
Supervisors selected Carman in August from an initial pool of 42 applicants.
Carman's monthly starting salary is $15,527.14. In October, county Human Resources Director Ted Cwiek will ask the board to approve reallocating the fire chief's salary to a higher step; Carman's base salary will be $195,641.88 annually. That salary is 5 percent higher than the retiring chief's, according to County Administrator David Twa. The county, he said, increased the chief's salary range to make the recruitment pool "as broad as possible."
The nine-day overlap between the two chiefs will cost $6,500, which will come from the fire district's operating budget.
Carman will also start his new position with a vacation credit of 80 hours and a relocation reimbursement of up to $10,000. Twa told supervisors the new chief will be entitled to accrued vacation of 23.3 hours a month, which is what Carman receives in his current position.
"Traditionally, when we've brought department heads in, we've brought them in at the same level of benefits that they are receiving from their position," Twa said.
As a county employee, Carman's retirement benefits will be managed by the Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association.
Because Carman was previously a member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, he's not subject to new state pension reforms. Additionally, when he retires, Carman will receive retirement benefits from both agencies.
After approving his appointment, the board welcomed their new chief.
"We are looking forward to working together, and resolution to a number of issues we face here in the fire district," said Supervisor Federal Glover.
Carman was not in attendance at that meeting.

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My story:
  • 09/21/2013 Homeless as September 21st 2013 
  • 09/21/2013 Attacked Panera Bread Walnut Creek by a retired Walnut Creek City Employee. 
  • 08/08/2013 NavyYardShooter reports being stalked
  • 07/10/2010 Bennett reports numerous times to local police about stalking 
  • 09/04/2012 Officer Kenyon Youngstrom shot by programmer - Bennett sees similar red Charger in overhead shot from Chopper News Crew - Bennett reported red car several times.  
  • 12/26/2011 Anthony Banta Jr.Flips out killed by police -another normal person killed after popping cork explodes?  No more likely he was stalked or given substance - real nice kid that I might have a picture of. 
Their Tactics 
  • 07/28/2013 Write him up for 5150 in front of Starbucks 
  • 05/28/2012 Try to arrest him for executing his lawful court orders.  
  • 08/24/2011 Attempt to arrest suspect in front of Contra Costa Library for allegations related to attacking city worker riding mower - a big ass mower - Captain Schultz removed from post?  


Chez Panisse restaurant closed after fire

Re-posted from Contra Costa Times 
Note:  There are numerous fires in Contra Costa County that bear strong connections to this one.  The Easy Bay Arsonist often starts the fires on porches, sheds and structures near the building.  

Keywords: Arson, Restaurant Fire, Fire Starter, 3AM, 

BERKELEY -- The world-famous Chez Panisse restaurant was damaged by a fire early Friday morning, but a sprinkler in a downstairs dining room may have saved the building from being destroyed, fire officials said.
A tearful Alice Waters stood in front of the Berkeley iconic eatery she co-founded in 1971, recalling a fire that started more than 30 years ago, as she cooked in the kitchen.
After touring the darkened restaurant with fire officials early Friday morning, the stress of the event was evident on Waters' face which started with a grimace went to a smile and back to the countenance of someone trying very hard to keep herself together. As she exited the building and crossed Shattuck Avenue to talk with waiting press, a fire official accompanied her, and she hugged her long time pastry chef Mary Jo Thorsen.
"It brings up a lot of emotional sadness for me," a barely audible Waters said to rows of news cameras and microphones. "It reminded me of the first time when it took out a wall between the kitchen and the dining room. I'm just glad nobody was in the building."
No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported just after 3 a.m. at the restaurant at 1517 Shattuck Ave. The fire was under control by about 4:30 a.m.
Damage was heavy in the front porch area, near where the fire was thought to have started. Flames spread inside the building, to a downstairs dining area, but a sprinkler there controlled the blaze as

firefighters worked from the inside, likely saving the building, according to Berkeley fire spokesman Avery Webb.
Waters already had some new ideas for fixing the charred downstairs portion of her restaurant.
"The first thought I had is maybe we should extend the dining room out," Waters said.
The fire initially was being treated as suspicious in nature because it started under the porch which is "unusual," Webb said. But investigators also are focusing on some electrical equipment under the porch as a possible cause.
"They don't know whether it was an electrical problem or someone smoking out front or what," Waters said.
Both Waters and Webb said that considering the relatively low amount of fire damage, the restaurant could conceivably reopen as soon as next week.
"It's hard to say what they'll allow us to do," Waters said. She said it was a "miracle" that there appeared to be no damage to the structural beams that hold up the building.
But smoke damage to the entire restaurant will be an issue, Webb said. He said the city's health department will also have to inspect the building before it reopens.
It's always smoky in there," Waters said. "I guess we'll just have to burn more rosemary."
Webb estimated the damage at $150,000 to $200,000.

The Southbound 680 Speed Killer Missed His Mark

Date: 2004/2005 winter
Location: Southbound 680 just south of Alcosta Blvd
Date and Time - Weekend - Mid Morning
In this accident the other driver hit the median on a Sunday Morning and was either killed or seriously injured.  His vehicle came up from behind at better than 90 mph. 
Vehicle: Silver or pewter late model 4 door sedan (Honda Accord) light colored interior
Driver: White Male, blondish hair about 40 years of age
When came back around we saw fire engines about 60 minutes later still cleaning up the scene as we went on to the dump. 
During the accident we pulled over and called CHP who said they would call back if they needed us.  The skid marks were easily 200' long with a long swerve where they attempted to navigate around us, then I thought is was a really stupid driver now I suspect it was deliberate. 
Again my friends at Alamo 1st knew all about this accident but currently have Pete Amnesia. 
That day my two sons were accidental targets as they couldn't be seen due to truck and trailer filled with construction debris heading to the dump. 

The Southbound 680 Speed Killer Missed His Mark


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