Search for Pedro Garcia fizzles

January 9, 2012

EDITORS NOTE: See the Pedro Garcia letter at the bottom of this story.

By DANIEL BLACKBURN

For a guy who doesn’t seem to exist, Pedro Garcia is the talk of the town in Cambria.

That’s the name printed at the bottom of a Dec. 15 letter faxed to the editor of the local newspaper, The Cambrian, a letter which simultaneously praises Chris Adams, superintendent of Coast Unified School District, and excoriates a parent and student.

But despite the best efforts of many in the small oceanside community of 6,000 — including those of a private investigator, and a parallel probe by CalCoastNews — “Pedro Garcia” is nowhere to be found.

A clue to his identity, however, might be found in the printed heading on a fax copy of the letter provided by the newspaper, which reads: “Chris and Julie Adams” and “530-242-0282.” That telephone number was issued to the Adams while they lived on Chancellor Road in Redding three years ago, is still listed with the Adams, and is currently operative. Dialed numerous times by CalCoastNews, the number simply rang.

In part, the Cambrian letter writer asserted that “the Hispanic community respects and appreciates ALL that Superintendent Adams, the school board, the principals, counselors and teachers do to meet our students’ and families’ needs.”

Longtime Cambria resident Monica Soto Raethke said she was baffled when she read the letter in The Cambrian.

“My curiosity leads me to think, why is this man writing this letter in support of the superintendent?” she said. “Who is this Pedro Garcia? Given that I am Latino, too, I felt compelled to find this man.”

Soto secured a copy of the letter from acting editor Bill Morem at The Cambrian, and conducted a database search using the faxed letter’s imprinted telephone number. She said she was “puzzled and shocked” to discover who appeared to be responsible for the fax. Then, she went to The Cambrian office to verify the fax’s source information.

“Could it be possible that the Adams made up this man?” Soto wondered this week. “I have been in this town for over twenty years and know my Hispanic community very well, and I don’t remember knowing or hearing of a Pedro Garcia with kids in the schools. I have been PTA president. How do I not know this man or his kids?”

Extensive searches by CalCoastNews of several databases turned up only one reference to “Pedro Garcia” in Cambria. Three addresses were provided.

The first, 2112 Main Street, does not exist; it’s a large, undeveloped lot. At the nearby Redwood Cafe on the opposite side of the street, an employee “thought” he remembered a Pedro Garcia who “moved away a long time ago, a long ways away.” The second address is a single family residence that has been occupied by the same couple for 23 years; they have never heard of a person named Pedro Garcia. And the third is a post office box for which information is not available.

The Adams did not return CalCoastNews’ telephone calls to their home, but according to a follow-up commentary last week by The Cambrian’s editor, Bert Etling, “…the Adams deny any knowledge of the fax.”

In addressing The Cambrian’s role in the apparent hoax, Etling confessed to being mystified by the whole affair, but concurred that printing the letter without ascertaining its writer was a violation of newspaper policy. The editor wrote, “We can’t confirm who Pedro Garcia is, and accusations have been made that Adams himself wrote, or at least sent, the letter.” But, added Etling, “(That) doesn’t seem likely.”

Jude Basile, a parent, said the faxed letter was fraudulent, and that all indications point to the Adams. “Our prisons are full of people convicted on much less evidence. Who else had any motive to have that letter published?” he asked. “And what does this say about truth and integrity?”


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heeheehee

     “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”

 Sir Walter Scott quote


in other words, lies cost a lot to maintain, the truth is free and shall set you free.


 


truthiness142

I can see that my opinions are only spurring more entrenched negativity and speculations. I have only wished more thought and consideration before the Adams are condemned. I think my efforts are fruitless, and I believe it is a hopeless cause. Not a whole lot of thought or common sense resides here. I am witnessing a whole lot of anger and hate. Calling Richard Stacy’s letter a whitewash is beyond redemption.

I do very much believe in the good that has been happening in the district and in the classrooms. I will continue to support the board, the staff, the teachers and the Adams any way I can until there is credible evidence to the contrary. I am withdrawing from this negative think tank and re-focus my energies on the positives in the district.


MaryMalone

QUOTING TRUTHINESS: “I can see that my opinions are only spurring more entrenched negativity and speculations. I have only wished more thought and consideration before the Adams are condemned. I think my efforts are fruitless, and I believe it is a hopeless cause. Not a whole lot of thought or common sense resides here. I am witnessing a whole lot of anger and hate. Calling Richard Stacy’s letter a whitewash is beyond redemption.


Give it a rest. Clearly, your attempts here are to insult those who hold an opinion different than yours.


The second sentence in the quote, above, says it all. Who the heII do you think you are? I know I’ve given the issue considerable thought and consideration. Your implication that I, and others, have not reveals your true agenda: attack those with whom you do not agree.


You sound more and more like Miss Whiny-Pants Julie Adams with every post you make.


The good that has been happening in the district and classrooms has little to do with the Adams. Indeed, it is my opinion that it has been happening IN SPITE of the Adams and their agenda of management for profit.


Just think of all of the good that could have been done for the district and its students with the money wasted on Julie Adams and her clap-trap “education consulting.” How about all of the money wasted by the Adams on choosing the district’s own bought-and-paid-for attorney to do an investigation on whether the district (under his guidance) is doing any wrong?


How much acrimony has Julie Adams and her toadies spread amongst the parents, and how much in the way of resources has been wasted because of it?


That Witch-O-Gram epic letter should have got her banned for life from playing any kind of role–consulting or other–with the district.


Yet she continues to antagonize the citizens of Cambria, and if she runs out of steam, or wants some backup, she can turn to folks like Richard Spacy and his ridiculous “viewpoint” published by, of course, the tribune.


BTW, in his “viewpoint,” Stacey didn’t bother to disclose any relationships he might have with the Adams. When do you think that will occur?


stuuuuuuned

Who are you Mary? In regards to this mess? Parent, teacher, PTA president?


truthiness142

Cindy, I am going to respond to the positive part of your message and let the rest pass (I think we have all done enough blaming).

Thank you for “seeing the light” and turning your efforts to a positive direction. I hope you follow through. I look forward to seeing it. We can then put this nasty business behind and move forward with the job at hand. I hope you can support the great things that are happening in the district and that when you have an issue in the future that it can be communicated in a constructive manner.

I also want to apologize for any pain I have caused. My intention is not to hurt but to counter the runaway emotions condemning the Adams and the district. The negativity was too much to sit by and watch it go down. I do want us all to work together in a constructive manner. It starts with respect., following the rules (and laws).

The Pedro thing has also got to stop. There are facts in the matter that you don’t know that exonerates the Adams. Find someone you trust that really knows this information and let them be the ones to let you in on it.

Happy hunting and good luck.


cmbrian

I am so glad to hear there are facts that will exonerate the Adams’. Will the Cambrian be publishing them? I hope so. The Cambrian should get a subpeona and have the phone lines traced that were used. We need to find the person responsible for this. The Cambrian is the only one who can do this, they have to file the criminal charge and get the AT&T records. A crime was committed any way you look at it, against the public and the integrity of the press. Only the Cambrian can solve this mystery….I encourage everyone to contact the Cambrian and have them pursue this subpoena.


stuuuuuuned

Singe this should be anonymous between us posters could you please spill the beans on all the behind the scenes stuff you know? Baiting isn’t fair. I am very very curious about the criminal investigations and roof the Adam’s have to clear this up.

Thanks in advance


stuuuuuuned

Oops, should be since and was meant for truthiness.


truthiness142

As far as I know sending a fake letter to the editor is not criminal.

From what I can gather:

The phone number on the header was a home phone #, never a fax #.

A header can be changed easily on a fax machine.

Chris and Julie have never had a fax header that had both of their names on it, only the name of Julies business.

The phone log from the phone company for the Adams residence shows no activity during the time the fax was received by the Cambrian.

It is interesting that charges of fraud were being mentioned to the press before Monica had possession of the fax.

It is interesting that the Cambrian broke their own rules twice, once in printing the letter without verifying the source and again releasing the fax to Monica.

Dubious at best.

While the attention is on this farce, I find it disturbing that the Chamberlains continue to try and find deficiencies in the district. I am of the opinion (not backed by facts) that they are trying to set the District up for a law suit that will benefit them.

The allegation by them the teachers are afraid to speak up for fear of retaliation is not supported by reality. Why is it that no one has been pink slipped? Considerable effort by the management to shuffle personel around to keep everyone going. How can Cindy, the wife of a teacher be so free to spout and as far as I know Joe still has is job and continues to voice his opinion freely.

Smoke screens.

Everyone that has a stake in this needs to keep their eye on the ball. I feel many of the detractors have been duped. All of the allegations of wrong doing have been found to be false. In fact what I can tell the district is doing better than ever in spite of the tough economic times. Other schools are struggling, we are achieving. New programs and great management have put this district on a positive path. Change can be unsettling, but the district was and still is in need of change. Let’s all get on the bus and work with our district and make it the best it can be. If there is a place of need, jump in and help instead of confront, blame and start ugly rumors. It is after all not about me, or any of the parents, it’s about the students.


stuuuuuuned

So are you saying there was no phone activity in the Cambria residence or the Redding one where the fax is shown to come from?


Thanks for filling in some blanks for me. I could see someone angling for a lawsuit, wouldn’t be shocked…and I think I know who the lawyer will be!


cmbrian

do tell?


MaryMalone

The fax machine could be hooked up to any phone on the planet and the header could still reflect Chris and Julie Adams, with their Redding phone#.


involved in cambria

I keep asking myself over and over. If I was the Adams and was NOT guilty in anyway of having ANYTHING to do with the Garcia letter, I would have been down The Cambrian’s throat with lawyer in tow to DEMAND that they get to the bottom of this issue to clear my name, IMMEDIATELY And I mean DEMAND!


I would DEMAND a public “apology” from Bill Morem for not being knowledgeable enough of the rules of the publication he works for and I would DEMAND the Telegram Tribune to do the same.


As for the telephone number, I would ask the phone company of the fax number to hand over all the records of the month of December. That fax number is still a live number and had a live fax signal the day this letter was released to Me. And I would have done this that very same day! If I had nothing to hide.


~IT IS A CRIME TO SEND A FALSE LETTER TO THE EDITOR


~THERE WAS A CLAIM OF FRAUD BEFORE THE LETTER WAS RELEASED TO ME BECAUSE THE CAMBRIAN GAVE THE NUMBER TO ME ON THAT THURSDAY DEC 15TH AND I CALLED THE NUMBER IMMEDIATELY @ 10:15 IN THE MORNING TO MAKE SURE IT WAS A FAX AND IT WAS. I WROTE A NOTE TO MR. GARCIA TO CONTACT ME BUT WAS PUZZLED BY THE AREA CODE AND THAT’S WHEN I RAN THAT NUMBER THROUGH A SERVICE AND IT POPPED UP AS THE FAX NUMBER BELONGING TO THE ADAMS. I DIDN’T GET A COPY OF THE FAX FROM THE CAMBRIAN UNTIL FRIDAY, THE NEXT DAY. THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I BECAME AWARE THAT THE ADAMS NAMES WERE ON THE HEADER, WHICH REALLY IS NOT A BIG DEAL BECAUSE IT’S TRUE ANYONE COULD PROGRAM IT. BUT, HOW IRONIC THAT WHEN I CALLED IT AS SOON AS I GOT THE NUMBER THAT IN FACT IT WAS A FAX. BUT ONLY FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS CAUSE ONCE THE WORD GOT OUT, THAT FAX MACHINE WAS TURNED OFF AND NOW IT ONLY RINGS.


And truthiness124, why did Adams hurry to the Grammar Sch. to freeze the ELAC notebook that following morning? It was clear to everyone around him that morning what he was doing. Don’t you see that his immediate actions make him look guilty even if he claims he’s not.


The Cambrian did mention the Adams have an alibi as to their whereabouts the time when that letter was faxed to the Cambrian, but with technology now a days their alibis are irrelevant, that’s not an issue.


I hope what you say is true that he has proof to all these actions and soon they will reveal them. But, I just don’t know why they just didn’t do it ASAP, when in fact they are not guilty. It must be detrimental for them to live here I can not imagine.


So, I would really hope all this will get resolved so we all could move along with what we do best, keep working hard for our schools, teacher and especially the children. They have always been my first priority in this community outside of my home.


Hairdresser calling… off I go to DYE my hair!


truthiness142

How do you come to the conclusion a fake letter to the editor is a crime? What law did it break. I am certainly not condoning it but let’s be factual in our presentations.

You actually don’t know what steps the Adams have taken to address this issue. It would take a lot for the Cambrian to admit to wrongdoing and open themselves up to a lawsuit. All of the circumstances, if they are indeed accurate, you have cited are not themselves incriminating. I am very suspect of the accuracy and charaterization of your “proof”. It then really loses credibility what you talk about manufacturing an alibi. I am however suspect of your involvement. You don’t sound like an innocent bystander. How is it that you got the Cambrian to release a phone # and the faxed letter against their policy? Maybe a little investigation into your activities are in order. If you are so involved in working hard for the schools, how is your behavior in this beneficial to anyone anywhere? Don’t you think you could put this effort to better use supporting the policies that are benefiting the district? Going after the Adams is futile and frivolous. They have shown time and time again they have nothing to hide. I do hope this campaign is finally running out of steam and we can re-focus on the reasons we are involved.


cmbrian

truthiness142, if you go to the bottom of this page, look for a post from slotired they site the CA penal code for sending fake letters to a newspaper. Granted it is only a misdemeanor, but it is still illegal. It is interesting that the so many people want the Pedro thing to go away without any proof in either direction. The truth will prevail eventually. I hope the Cambrian fully participates.


truthiness142

I stand corrected, it is illegal. I looked it up.

What I want to go away is the constant accusing of the Adams wrongdoing. There are so many other worthwhile causes that could benefit from the refocus of our attention. Let the investigation go on without condemning before all the facts are brought to light. I too want the truth, whatever it may be.


stuuuuuned

TRUTHINESS,


First you say to INVOLVED IN CAMBRIA “I am however suspect of your involvement. You don’t sound like an innocent bystander… Maybe a little investigation into your activities are in order.” Then you say “What I want to go away is the constant accusing”. Didn’t you also accuse Lee Chamberlain of running a campaign on a platform of lies? What about the time you accused CINDYSASS of writing the Julie Adams email? I’m confused!


Do you really want the constant accusing to go away?


Someone labeled you a hypocrite on this board, I think I have to agree!


truthiness142

Re-read the post about the Chamberlains. I said it was my opinion not based by facts. I would like to be proved wrong for sure. Everyone is entitled to opinions. When someone says the Adams are trying to get a free lunch, sent a fax, etc. I am pointing out it is an opinion and not fact until it has been proven. I had had hope that maybe you could be objective and not pass judgement until the investigation is complete. There is so much positive happening at the district directly because of what Chis has implemented. This campaign is counter to the progress that has been made.


MaryMalone

QUOTING “INVOLVED IN CAMBRIA”:


~”THERE WAS A CLAIM OF FRAUD BEFORE THE LETTER WAS RELEASED TO ME BECAUSE THE CAMBRIAN GAVE THE NUMBER TO ME ON THAT THURSDAY DEC 15TH AND I CALLED THE NUMBER IMMEDIATELY @ 10:15 IN THE MORNING TO MAKE SURE IT WAS A FAX AND IT WAS.”


I’m a little confused, here, and hope you can help me out with the timeline and fax-vs-phone issue.


Daniel Blackburn mentioned the “Pedro Garcia” fax in his article, dated 12/23/2011, about Julie Adams’ Witch-O-Gram to school parents and others..


Then Blackburn wrote in his 1/9/1012 article that the number on the fax header (the Redding number) was “Dialed numerous times by CalCoastNews, the number simply rang.” I am assuming this means that it rang like a phone would ring. If this is the case, the phone line was probably either just connected to the phone or connected to both the phone and the fax, and the system is able to discern to either send it to the fax or the phone, depending on the input from the phone line.


From how I read your post, you received the copy of the “Pedro Garcia” fax from the Cambrian on 12/14/2011, ran the Redding number through a “locate” type of service, and it came back as being registered as the Adams’ fax number. Was that same Redding number also listed as their phone number? Or was there another number listed for their phone?


It sounds like the first time you called, you heard the typical fax-connect sound, but when you called later it was a phone-ringing sound.


What I’m trying to figure out is this: is there someone there monitoring the incoming calls to that number, and manually switching the line back and forth between phone and fax, depending on who is calling?


It makes no sense for it to ring to phone when you voice-called and then go to fax when you voice-called back a little while later. Either it has the capability to switch on its own from voice to fax, or it doesn’t.


What I’m trying to get at is this: is there someone at the end of the Redding number phone line who is (now that the Adams fax header has been outed) assisting the Adams’ in their attempt at coverup?


Also, just because the phone number has a Redding area code, it doesn’t mean it actually physically rings in Redding. When I had a business in which we did a lot of work with phones, I had local numbers for some accounts, and the calls and data were just forwarded to my offices. Sometimes an account feels very strongly about favoring local peeps, so I would get local phone numbers and try to contract and/or hire local peeps as much as possible, but still ran the business out of my California office.


So often, the crime take-down occurs as a resuot of investigating a cover-up. That’s why I’m wondering if there is a cover-up assist occurring by someone who is not Chris and/or Julie Adams.


involved in cambria

Mary M-

The paper came out on Thurs Dec 15th a.m. I read Garcia’s letter, I wanted to talk to him to explain if he really understood what he wrote. So, I waited till 10:00 when the Cambrian opened. I called, I simply asked if I could leave my name and number to be given to Mr Garcia. Bill Morem said “yes”. Then I asked him if the letter was walked in or e-mailed, he put me on hold and came back by saying it was faxed in. Then to my surprise he said he could realease the fax number to me so I could send Mr. Garcia my own message. I was taken back by that but I sure did not decline. He gave me the number yet I did not recognize the area code, that’s when my husband punched it into his system and it was from Redding. I immediately call it and a fax came on, confirming it was a fax. I continue calling it for two hours and the fax signal came on each time, until…

Did I suspect the Adams at that point? Yes, a little. Friday morning I go the the Cambrian office to meet Mr Morem and tell him how weird it was that Mr. Garcia’s letter was fax through a Redding number. After talking with him for two hours he decided to give me a copy of the letter, that’s when I discover the header. The fax number is still alive, though it only rings. But someone is paying for that line and we will find out who is. Cathy Tanner did call the Adams that day to ask them if the own that number and they said that they did, over three years ago. We will get to the bottom of it cause whoever pays for that bill is who is responsible for the fake letter. So, right now the focus is not Pedro Garcia, it’s that # and who pays for it and who is lying, and why? BTW… The Garcia letter, Julies letter to the community and Chris Adams view point article bashing Mr. Chamberlain ALL came out on the same day, Thursday Dec 15th. Humm…

I hope I was able to answer your question.


MaryMalone

Thanks! I have the kind of brain that likes to have things organized in a timeline, categories, etc. Otherwise, confusion runs amok.


What got me curious was the possibility that there is a third person with enough involvement that they would actually send break a law by sending a letter to a newspaper for publishing, using the name of another person instead of their own name.


If it is a third person, then the Adams could end up being co-conspirators.


If it isn’t a third person, and the Adams sent the letter using the Pedro Garcia signature, then one, or both, of the Adams have broken the law.


Can a person be a superintendent for a SLOCo school district if they have been found guilty of committing a misdemeanor? I wonder if being involved in a conspiracy would bump a misdemeanor up to a felony?


stuuuuuuned

You have some good points ‘involved’. Sometimes the inactions of a person or more telling than their actions.

Your post reminds me of criminals that obsessively call their partners, then kill them and then are too stupid to continue calling them. It’s amazing how all the calls stop right when that person was killed.


Why do you have DYE capitalized?


The first stuuuuuued


cindysass

Still on here… still being negative… still making wild accusations… You just can’t follow your own advice can you? Time to wake and smell the coffee, you Truthiness are part of the problem! Leave me out of your destructive behavior!


MaryMalone

This is a common tactic on message boards. After one side of an issue blasts their opponents, they will then plead that their opponents play nice and not be so negative.


Newt Gingrich does this quite often. It’s foul when he does it, and its foul when the Adamsites do it.


MaryMalone

TRUTHINESS:


1. “As far as I know sending a fake letter to the editor is not criminal.


It certainly IS against California law to send a letter to a newspaper using someone else’s name as the author. Many thanks to SLOTIRED for this reference.


CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 538a.

Every person who signs any letter addressed to a newspaper

with the name of a person other than himself and sends such letter to

the newspaper, or causes it to be sent to such newspaper, with

intent to lead the newspaper to believe that such letter was written

by the person whose name is signed thereto, is guilty of a

misdemeanor.


[http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/538a.html]


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Now, for the rest of your post…


2. “The phone number on the header was a home phone #, never a fax #.


It is a common practice to have one phone number/line for both a phone and a fax machine. Most fax machines automatically recognize a fax signal and “take” the fax call.


Most of us are aware that the header printed on a sent fax can be changed by the person sending it. It is too bad for the Adams that they didn’t realize this before they concocted the letter from “Pedro Garcia.”


3. “Chris and Julie have never had a fax header that had both of their names on it, only the name of Julies business.


Please post proof of this claim. The only people who would know this are Chris and Julie Adams, and even they would only know if if both of them were present, sitting at the fax machine, 24/7. Even then, they would need a third party sitting with them to prove the fax header never had both names.


4. “The phone log from the phone company for the Adams residence shows no activity during the time the fax was received by the Cambrian.

a) Post the phone log as evidence.

b) The fax could have been set up at any number in the world, with the header still reading Chris and Julie Adams’s info, when the fax from “Pedro Garcia” was sent. Therefore, the phone company logs for the Adams’ residence mean nothing.


5. “It is interesting that charges of fraud were being mentioned to the press before Monica had possession of the fax.


There were many accusations of fraud based on the Adams fraudulently applying for free school lunches for their children when they knew their income did not qualify them for that subsidy. The form clearly states that filing for such a subsidy when one does not qualify can be legally prosecuted.


6. “It is interesting that the Cambrian broke their own rules twice, once in printing the letter without verifying the source and again releasing the fax to Monica.” Please post the Cambrian’s “rules.”


I find it interesting that so much effort is being expended to blame the messenger. Please be aware that not all of us fall for such a pathetically weak argument.


7. “While the attention is on this farce, I find it disturbing that the Chamberlains continue to try and find deficiencies in the district. I am of the opinion (not backed by facts) that they are trying to set the District up for a law suit that will benefit them.


a) You may consider fraud a “farce,” but most people do not. I can tell you for a fact that the California State Controller does not consider government fraud a “farce.” Indeed, the controller is quite willing to get into the middle of a fraud fandango, something that aws demonstrated in the City of Bell fiasco. The Chamberlains, and anyone else, have a right to review the operations of the government. Indeed, it is the responsible citizen who spends their time and resources in those efforts. If it wasn’t for citizens reviewing local government agencies, the City Council and administrator of Bell probably would still be committing massive fraud. Yet you try to make the Chamerlains’ efforts out to be somehow wrong?


b) I would hope citizens investigating a local government agency for evidence of fraud would be thinking about a lawsuit against the Adams, BOD, and SLO School District if, indeed, fraud is found. I’m sure all citizens paying to support the Adams’ work at the CUSD would want the funds fraudulently paid to the Adams to be recovered and put back into the district’s coffers. IN the case of suing a local area government for fraud, if the suit is successful, ALL people who pay to support the school district “win.”


8. “Everyone that has a stake in this needs to keep their eye on the ball. I feel many of the detractors have been duped. All of the allegations of wrong doing have been found to be false.


a) On this we totally agree. I believe the Adams have had free reign to speak derisively of anyone who has the courage to speak out against them, while their supporters glom onto the message boards and try to convince their critics that it is somehow wrong to speak out against what is wrong. The tactics have ranged from the Adams and their toadies attacking the critics to the latest tactic, trying to convince those angered by the Adams tactics to play nice–of course, right after Julie Adams sent an epic angry screed to the news paper in which she identified her “enemies.”


b) So far, NONE of the allegations have been shown to be wrong.


Let’s bring the State Controller and Attorney General in to sort this out. We need a third party who isn’t sucking from the CUSD teat, as is the district lawyer, to do a REAL investigation.


cindysass

The meanness and destructive nature of the writing here is a clue to the character of those posting.


MaryMalone

Words are just that: words. Any power they have over you is the power you give them.


There are different styles of arguing. Neither is better than the other. Indeed, when fighting over policy, or in a war, as Sun Tzu in “The Art of War,” said:


“It takes many kinds of soldiers to win a war.”


How successful would a battle be if there were nothing but ninja/stealth fighters? Or nothing but ambassadors?


cindysass

My above quote was originally from and directed back at Truthiness.


Thanks Mary for your attempt to show Truthiness the light… but you know, you can’t argue with crazy!


MaryMalone

TRUTHINESS “My intention is not to hurt but to counter the runaway emotions condemning the Adams and the district.


BS. You’re just one of the members of the Adams’ personal-disaster clean-up crew. It’s like cleaning toilets, only with more **it involved.


The way Julie Adams runs her mouth, I bet you are kept pretty danged busy.


stuuuuuned

Don’t mean to pay devil’s advocate here but, I would assume that if the Adames were innocent they would demand that the Cambrian pursue an investigation to clear their name!


MaryMalone

NO KIDDING! She wrote an epic Witch-O-Gram and fired it off to school parents and who knows else over a few criticisms lobbed at her and her husband.


One would think, if they were innocent, Julie Adams would have made a huge stink on the air, off the air, bring in the attorneys, etc.


stuuuuuuned

Great, now there are 2 stunneds?


moderator

I put a freeze on 5u’s posting rights you remain our one and only stuuuuuuned.


stuuuuuuned

Woot, I was getting very confused by “my” postings, hard to count those u’s. Thank you


As the world turns

Let Pedro run for School Board.


Nancimeek

Good reporting Dan ! Thanks for bringing out another liar. Folks don’t get your hopes up as far as going after this guy WE HAD FORENSIC proof and our stepmothers own admission that a document had been forged by Attorney Robert Grigger Jones and after a thorough investigation leading to a denial by Mr. Jones it took a year and several letters and phone calls before the San Luis Obispo DA would even consider pressing charges. AND THAT WAS A BLATANT FORGERY. By his own affidavit Jones admitted in 2006 he witnessed the documents being signed then retracted the affidavit stating on the witness stand he “didn’t recall” signing it.


Glad to see Mr. Blackburn brought this to light. The sin of omission is WORSE than a lie. And it would appear this guy Adams tried to get away with a lie. Dontcha just love it when people are caught with their hand in the cookie jar?


cindysass

It is my hope that the Cambrian will launch a criminal investigation into the Pedro Garcia issue so that we can resolve this issue once and for all and get back to the task at hand: opening up a dialogue between the community and the school board! Free lunches aren’t the issue! Pedro Garcia isn’t the issue. Even Julie Adam’s email isn’t the issue, although I do believe she owes the PTA, school site councils, Boosters, and the Chamberlains a formal apology!


The problems that we need to address were laid out perfectly in Richard Stacy’s Viewpoint article. I commend people like Richard for taking the time to explore both sides of an issue! More and more people will realize we have a common goal in mind and we all what what’s best for the children of this community!


I do however feel the need to address a very vocal person on this board: Truthiness142. Truthiness, you extol the virtues of truth, yet you post misleading “facts”. You claim the Adams family is being personally attacked, yet you personally attacked me on this board! You’ve made numerous claims of illegal activity, called Lee Chamberlain a liar, accused this group of writing the Pedro fax, even accused me of writing Julie’s email. All the while you hide behind a behind a fake username. You use words like hyperbole, destructive, mean spirited, moronic and childish. What was moronic and childish was the caddy display that followed Bruce Howard’s thought provoking speech at the school board meeting last night.


Well, Truthiness, I have a word for you:

hyp•o•crite (noun \ˈhi-pə-ˌkrit\)

1: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion

2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings


After I was accused of being a bully on this board I read back over all my posts. I have never accused anyone of anything. I’ve made numerous attempts to keep the focus on the issues at hand and if anything, I am guilty of being redundant! What originally started as a vocal support of the Adams Family has quickly turned into a one person’s agenda to divide a community. This brings me back to my statement about your vested interest and motive here… if you’re not really looking for the truth then maybe you do have a vested interest in this mess… maybe you work for the district. I really hope that’s not the case since 99% of your 20+ comments have posted during school office hours! I would hate to think that my tax dollars somehow paid for this poor display.


To quote your own words “The meanness and destructive nature of the writing here is a clue to the character of those posting”… well back at you Truthiness! I’ve promised myself that I will make a valid attempt to focus on the good not the bad, to let go of my anger and direct my energy towards a positive outcome. So with that I say good bye. I know truthiness will miss me but I’m not allowed to play with her anymore… she don’t play fair!


MaryMalone

Richard Stacy’s Viewpoint op-ed was a white-wash for the Adams.


I was not one bit surprised when the Tribune posted it. After all, they posted John Wallace’s press release over the Grand Jury’s report on the SSLOCSD sewer issue as FACT, completely ignoring what the Grand Jury report said.


JackR

You can enter in any text to display at the top of a Fax. Has the Cambrian checked their fax logs? Won’t that have the phone number the fax came from to see if it’s the same number as on the fax?


Side_Show_Bob

No dog in this fight but I’m guessing the next FAX ya’ll get will be from Jose Jimenez!


truthiness142

For those of you that are newly searching for the truth in the matter, I applaud your efforts. Keep in mind that this blog does not represent the community as a whole. The meanness and destructive nature of the writing here is a clue to the character of those posting. My advise is before you also get swept up this negative campaign, give it some time. There are a number of criminal investigations concerning members of this group that will be made public in due time.

As for those of you that are perpetrating this insurrection, think about how your deeds will look when you find out that most of what you have said is based on lies. Those of you that have made your identity known, how will you ever face your town without feeling shame? I for one can never take any of you serious again. I was prepared to vote for Mr Chamberlain in the election. Why I didn’t is that his platform was based on lies that I know first hand were lies. I did not rely on anyone’s word or opinion to make the decision. I believe that the majority realized what he was up to and he got a very low vote count for that reason. Mr. Chamberlain is putting forth new accusation in front of the board this week. They are all false, just like all the others. It takes a lot of time, money and energy to defend against these accusations. This money, time and effort could be put to better use in the district benefiting the students.

The only consistent message I get from this group is that they don’t like the Adams and they want them out of town. They are willing to destroy anything and anyone in the way of this effort. It has gone to the point that the Adams Daughters are verbally abused at school by the kids of these parents.

I have known Chris for his tenure at this District. I have always found him accessible and amiable. We don’t always agree but there has always been respect in the exchange. Maybe the reason this group doesn’t feel heard could be the nature of how they are speaking out?

I have also known all but one of the school board members for many years. They are good people and do mean well for the students in the district. I feel very comfortable discussing a contrary opinion with them. I also respect their decisions and they got my vote. I think I can say a lot of very good people in this town agree. You just might start hearing from us soon. My motivation for this writing is that I feel an unjustice is being perpetrated. The District players are my friends I consider the Adams as friends. I do work with the students and care very much about their well being. This ugliness is beneficial to no one and is a disservice to the community as a whole.


Vagabond

Truthiness the only thing that you need to do is admit you are Pedro Garcia


Maxfusion

“There are a number of criminal investigations concerning members of this group that will be made public in due time.”


Seek help.


MaryMalone

“Truthiness,” you sound very much like Mrs. Adams.


I think it is time for Tom Torlakson to get together with Kamala Harris and review what has been going on in the Cambria school district.


Enough of these Mrs.-Adams soundalikes accusing everybody else for the Adams’ problems.


It’s time to get those with the power and willingness to deal with the Adams and the mess they have made in Cambria. I think the Adams are just the tip of the iceberg, and the entire county system of schools may need to be investigated and sorted out.


As it usually turns out, it is not the actual wrong-doing that brings down the pompous fools like the Adams and their protectors….it’s the coverup.


truthiness142

Oh Mary, Mary, Mary. First you go after Chris, then it’s Julie and her kids, then it’s the whole school board, then it’s most of the people of Cambria and now it includes all the schools in the entire county.

Wow. Who or what is next?

I know deep in your heart you want it to be true. I just isn’t so. I am calling it as I see it, from personal experience. I don’t understand yours and others motivations. Read the letter from Richard Stacey in the Cambrian today. It is a great summation of the situation. There are plenty more “Concerned Parents” that will agree.

I feel certain that if you were to tone down your rhetoric, clean up the tactics and show a little respect that you will be listened to in turn. We are reasonable people that want to bring the town together for the benefit of the children.


MaryMalone

1. If you have to mischaracterize the posts of others, then you are announcing to the world you are to weak to debate using ethical means.


2. Richard Stacy’s letter is a scam of a whitewash for the Adams. Really, he should be ashamed of himself. To outright lie to the public.


3. My rhetoric is just fine. If you don’t like the timbre of my posts, skip them. However, for you–of all people–to criticize me for my “rhetoric” is pretty danged funny. Why don’t you just stencil “HYPOCRITE” on your forehead and be done with it?