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2 Walnut Creek teens drowned in treacherous stream

2 Walnut Creek teens drowned in treacherous stream
Kelly Zito, Chronicle Staff Writer
Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Powell Family Tragedy 
The father of Gavin suffered a stroke while working for Longs, he's got long term stroke issues and I travel up to his place.  As a project manager for Longs when the big outsourcing machines from Accenture and Protivity tried to get a foot hold Jim ended their contracts.

The business targeting model if you can't take down (kill) the obstacle, then take out the collateral target.
per Jim he's never had a completed police report.  I know how these agencies operate as I've used my IT skills to break their business processes in little segments.
The really strange part is Lt. Hill's comments that he has a son at Los Lomas.

Walnut Creek Police Lt. Jay Hill


Along the way I wrote the FBI when Hill pulled his little stunt over in front of Peet's Coffee.  Then I read about Hill being the hero first responder up on Skycrest where of all things Alice Roberts Attorney David Nearon appeared with a revised power of attorney.

Attorney Nearon baptized my ex-wife at Alamo 1st Ward, her father died in the house, i never trusted the story, David knows Nate Greenan (deceased), Nate would know Ernie Scherer Jr. (Murdered by Ernie Scherer III) who would know his father James Greenan, they all know Joan Buchanan, Federal Glover, Eric Nunn, Mark DeSaulnier, Gavin Newsome, and Richard Rainey whose nephew Michael McNutly is deceased.

In my old Cameo Neighborhood I've nicknamed it Burnville - as 1,000 feet in each direction, one suicide in a car, four total losses and one dad me whose truck blew up on 680 and can't find a police report.  I'm betting that CHP officer B. Johnson who appeared in late 2012 at Starbucks Duncan is Mormon - just a hunch as his family could be another Mormon I know.
A brash attempt by two urban teens to raft an urban stream probably turned quickly into a harrowing plunge through a concrete chute, with 20-foot vertical walls on both sides, churning with rainwater, branches, rocks and trash.
The channel where Matthew Miller, 16, andGavin Powell, 17, of Walnut Creek drowned Saturday may have only been a few feet deep, but its appearance was deceiving. And, officials say, channels like this one can be found all over the Bay Area.
"It looks totally innocent," said Mitch Avalon, deputy director of the Public Works Department of Contra Costa County. "But when it's full (of water) you can't get out once you're in it."
About 100 feet from where the boys entered the water with their two-person inflatable raft was a chute with 20-foot-high walls and no way out. The frigid waters moved swiftly and they were soon pulled underground into a three-quarter-mile-long tunnel beneath downtown Walnut Creek. A few miles downstream, they tumbled two stories into a deep pool designed to slow raging storm runoff.

The boys' bodies were recovered Sunday in Concord, several miles downstream of the pool. Their deflated raft was found upstream, in Walnut Creek, at the waterfall.
Common urban feature
Flood control channels - some visible, some not - are common in cities where a central river or stream has the potential to overrun its banks. But these mundane canals are extremely treacherous when swollen with heavy rains, experts say, because they function to funnel water as quickly as possible from urban areas into larger bodies of water.
The San Ramon bypass the teens tried to navigate was built in the late 1980s to channel storm water from Walnut Creek's parking lots, streets and sidewalks. Downstream, the bypass connects with the namesake Walnut Creek waterway before emptying into Suisun Bay to the north.
During parched summer months, the channel flow shrivels to a trickle. But last week's soaking storms produced a coursing ribbon of water - a vision that proved too enticing for two teens described as funny, smart, outgoing and adventurous.
Amid Saturday's soggy weather, the two juniors from Las Lomas High School donned helmets and launched their blue-and-yellow raft on Sans Crainte Creek in a residential area near Murwood Elementary School and Vanderslice Avenue, authorities said. They did not wear life vests.
Sans Crainte Creek and other upstream brooks that cut through private land are protected only by trees, brush, backyards, open spaces and roads. In some spots, dirt paths wind down to the water.

Just downstream, however, the bracken-covered banks give way to the sheer cement walls of the San Ramon bypass. Beyond the walls and up on the banks, the channel is surrounded by fences adorned with "No Trespassing" signs.

On Tuesday, officials with the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, which owns and manages the San Ramon bypass, examined the site where Matthew and Gavin embarked to evaluate whether additional fencing or warnings are necessary or feasible - particularly on private property, Avalon said. They are expecting to present a report to the county Board of Supervisors next week.

At least one of the teenagers' classmates said the current warnings and barriers aren't enough.
"The signs say 'No trespassing,' but they should probably communicate the danger ... that there are serious consequences, that people have died," said William Hansel, a Las Lomas senior who ran on the cross-country team with Miller.

Investigators with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department and Walnut Creek Police Department are uncertain how far the boys traveled aboard their raft. But the deflated raft was found several miles to the north at the 20-foot man-made waterfall near Bancroft Road and Bentley Street at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
The bodies of Matthew and Gavin were recovered in the waterway near Buchanan Field in Concord. They were reported missing by their families shortly after midnight Sunday after friends said they missed a prearranged pickup appointment Saturday evening.
The tragedy, which many classmates marked Tuesday by wearing bright yellow - Matthew and Gavin often wore yellow bike gear - and leaving flowers and cards at spots along the creek, isn't the first for that stretch of waterway.
In April, a 75-year-old Walnut Creek woman was pulled from the channel in a dramatic helicopter rescue after the car driven by her son crashed through two fences and landed upside down in the rushing water. Janet Hogan survived; but her son, 40-year-old Timothy Hogan, and husband, 79-year-old James Hogan, died.
Other teen drownings
Three other teens who ventured into the creek drowned in two separate instances in the early 1990s and early 1970s, Avalon said.
Granted, many more children and adults may have braved the creeks waters over the years and come away unscathed - they simply haven't come to the attention of authorities, said sheriff's Lt. Eric Navarro, who announced the finding of the boys' bodies Sunday.
"All of us have done things in our lives that you look back on and think, I got away with one," Navarro said.

Due or Process or Process Intimidation at Safeway Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Metro Phone Store

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

Reposted to Protect My Sons 

Date: Spring 2012
Chico CA: In response to yet another tactical motion filed in Butte County I went to the Safeway on Esplanade to make copies.  Just like all good political movements this slightly pushy petitioner did his job "hey do you want to sign my ..... "  Having done petitioning said I was Walnut Creek and homeless dealing with Butte County Court Motion.  Once I placed the CNET story in my motion was the last time my ex appeared and thanks to this mess  

I made copies then remember I don't know anyone here for "Proof of Service by Mail", so I went back out and asked the petitioner.     

Attack on the process  When he looked at my address on Sierra he immediately told me about his experience where he attacked in front of the Walnut Creek Safeway at 500 S. Broadway Walnut Creek where Walnut Creek Police arrived who said it was just mentally disturbed (5150) person who they just let go home.  

Course Changing Tactics
2013 Resident/Activist Pete Bennett attempts to appear at Public Meeting (12/10/13) 

So excuse me but why do you need the police when I was just standing there talking with a council member.  The last time that happened my friend David Schafer turned up dead on WB24 on August 3rd 2012 the same day as the Conference of Mayors.  Here is a sample of the ones killed on 2012.  Chuck Silverman, Michael McNultly,Peter Branagh, John Newman, Nate Greenan and David Schafer.   There isn't a single explanation that fits why I know all these people near me were killed. There are more.

Subject Bennett: Was informed by Police that this particular meeting had ... 

  • NO Public Comment 
  • That Bennett was told 
    • Would be arrested for being unruly at meeting 
    • That there was no public - that this was closed meeting 
Just in Case you don't know the rules

  • Public Hearings, Appeals, Council Considerations:
    • 15 minutes for applicants/appellants
    • 10 minutes for an organized presentation by a group spokesperson
    • 3 minutes for individual speakers
    • 5 minutes for rebuttal by applicant/appellant

This is just Walnut Creek and not all the incidents 

2013-Oct | Local Businessmen (telecom) beaten at Walnut Creek Safeway at 9:30 AM days after near fatal accident on Iron Horse Trail at Mt. Diablo at Walker
2013-Sept | Resident/Activist Pete Bennett nearly run over and Killed at Walker at Sierra 
2013-Sept Resident/Activist Pete Bennett facing false charges by Sgt Burns in front of Starbucks
2013-Sept Resident/Activist Pete Bennett guitar stolen in front of Starbucks Officer Rabonowitz drives Bennett around in circles - 

  • Accurate suspect description matches Starbucks Barista
  • Investigation stalled at the gate

2013-Sept - B & D Towing Firebombed where Bennett's truck was towed (Dec-2012) from Broadway Pointe garage when tickets issued by Regional Parking who know Benny Chetcuti the prime connector Bennett's attorneys offices burned down in 2001. 
2013 Resident (no name) Beaten/sent to ER with serious head injury (Med Bills $12,000)
2013-Sept  Resident/Activist Pete Bennett attacked in Panera Bread Locust Street by Former Walnut Creek Employee from Buildings and Grounds
2013-Sept  Resident/Activist Pete Bennett placed in dangerous situation at Peets Coffer 

2012-July Laptop with PG&E Gas Transmission Group pipeline data stolen at Walnut Creek Safeway  
2012-April - Brother -in-law of Bennett's divorce counsel Dax Craven killed in highly suspicious accident on WB 24 in Orinda CA 
2012-Aug: David Schafer killed highly suspicious accident on WB 24 in Orinda CA moments after leaving Round Up Bar Lafayette 
2012 - Havana Bartender Chuck Silverman high school friend of Butler Decoy found on CBS 48 hours killed on Pleasant Hill Road

2012-April - Brother -in-law of Dax Craven killed in highly suspicious accident on WB 24 - a definite murder - Attorney Craven has become non-responsive 

  • Victim: Nate Greenan is likely the son of Paula Tarrant (ex-wife) was a 15 year Nordstrom Employee who likely knew 
  • Victim: Jason Watts the other W-2 Employee killed in Walnut Creek in 2001 - I met Jason's Wife in 2009 at a local staples - The Nordstrom family should step up and give her daughter the best Christmas ever.  They've suffered alone for over a decade - just ask her relative Supervisor Glover who's other relative is Bernard Bynum killed in 1982.  
  • Victim; Norstrom Jumper - why is so important? A thousand feet away but within view the strange accident of Tim Hogan and the bizarre disabled school bus accident 

2011-Nov  PG&E Employee kidnapped at Gas Transmission Group on Wiget 
2011-Aug - Bennett facing arrest for allegedly attacking city worker riding law mower - an event that deliberately staged that endangered a City Employee as Captain Schultz use or attempted to use veiled threat of force by placing hands upon service revolver.  
2011-Dec - Building inspector Gary Vinson Collins falls then dies from injuries FIVE WEEKS AFTER CHIEF BRYDEN was given specific information on Collins connections to local attorneys, police officers and 
2011-July PG&E Contract Employee (Pete Bennett) at Gas Transmission Group whose work locations have been Concord (Gateway), Wiget Lane, Newman and Modesto.  

The Car purchased from Ravenel Enterprises totaled in Hit and Run by retired SF Cop connected to Piedmont Fire in 2010 who knows PG&E High Performance Engineer in Bennett's offices in 2010 days after the biggest Pipeline fire in country blew up over over pressurization of the lines  


2005 Attorney Sage Sepahi Beating Walden Park
2001 Attorney Don Moats Arson Victim at 1776 Ygnacio Valley Road

Two million dollars has been spent on the campaign around a November 3 ballot measure that would bring a new Nieman Marcus store to downtown Walnut Creek. The money is coming from two competing mall developers.

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With a flurry of phone calls and flyers, the final push is on over Measure I, which would bring a new Nieman Marcus store to Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza.
The estimated annual tax revenue to the city would be $400,000.
"This sales tax revenue is really, really important to revitalize our local economy," supporter Carole Wynstra said.

But opponents doubt the tax revenue and dispute the measure's claim that it will add 175 new parking spaces.

"The main problem I have is the lack of new parking," opponent Selma King said. "They want to put in mechanical lifts and valet parking and I'm opposed."
Pouring $600,000 into the "No" campaign is Taubman Centers, which had hoped to lure Nieman Marcus to their planned mall in San Ramon.
Macerich, owner of Broadway Plaza, has spent $1.3 million on the "Yes" campaign.
"Nieman Marcus is extremely committed to this community, they have a signed lease with us, a very long term lease and they're ready to come in," Broadway Plaza spokesperson Shelly Dress said.
But Taubman claims Walnut Creek gave unfair advantage to Macerich by waiving longstanding parking requirements.
Taubman's Al Abrams told ABC7 ""We've always strived to have a level playing field. When our interests align with those of local citizens, it makes sense to work together."
"I see that this outside developer has galvanized our community and we're going to use this as a stepping stone to become a stronger community," Walnut Creek Mayor Gary Skrel said.
The original plan for the Nieman Marcus store called for 107,000 square feet of retail space. That has since been scaled down to 92,000.
That is still too big for some people.
"We live here and we have to put up with the problems that occur as a result," opponent Ed Dimmick said.
If voters approve Measure I, Neiman Marcus could open in the spring of 2012.

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