I agree that alcohol is an addiction and no one should be judged for a crime before they are convicted. However I object to the sentiment that there is a "public lynching" mentality. I think instead that the public is expressing the shock, embarrassment, disappointment and anger that one of our elected leaders who has cast himself as a role model for youth (especially Latino youth) has so little self respect or self control and whose REPEATED behavior has brought shame and disgrace on the County Board of Supervisors and made them and the county a laughingstock and a poster child for "Politicians Gone Wild" That is not even speaking to the more important issue of the effect of his attempt to enter the bedroom of a young woman at 3 am in his underwear. Added to this we have his handlers and long time supporters and lobbyists Eric Konigshafer and Doug Bosco (who play a huge role in local and state politics and who happen to own the Press Democrat) minimizing this behavior as 'foolish' or a tragedy that will be solved by Carrillo 'going to rehab for a month and coming back better than ever". These men are stuck in a 1950's Mad Men Mentality where women could be treated to everything from sexual harrassment to rape and it was always brushed off as 'no big deal'. You can already see plenty of comments surmising that this poor woman was just a "booty call" or "someone's old lady" or in some way a willing participant in her own victimization-even though she called 911 TWICE in fear that a man was breaking into her house. How about a little sympathy for her? In any case, what's clear is that Efren Carrillo has damaged his own reputation and credibility and is in danger of destroying that of the Board of Supervisors as well. The Sonoma Board of Supervisors has yet to issue any statement or show leadership in at least speaking up to assure the women of this county that they take our right to be safe in our own home seriously. Their silence is deafening.
Attempted assault (sexual assault) is not a downfall. His actions make HIM THE DOWNFALL.
And how do we know the man's not just one sick puppy?
Quoted from a fundraiser: Efren's idea of a romantic date: "My idea of a romantic date is not the traditional movie or dinner (while fun for sure), but a date that possibly challenges us to do things that we might otherwise not do."
What would Freud make of this?
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In addition to educating the general public, the outsiders, the 1%, I wish someone would f*cking do something about the hundreds and hundreds (daily) of speeding automobiles (and their selfish drivers) that endanger lives on the street where we live (Bohemian Avenue)! Thank you Mary for your "SLOW" "PLEASE" signs; unfortunately due to the aforementioned selfishness, I don't think they are having the effect that one would hope for. Peace, Love and Understand, Unit 3.
Joolz you wrote:"How do you know Mr. Carrillo did not apologise to the victim? " <- His choice he is a public offical by choice, he should feel personally obligated to admit and publicly apologize for his actions in public. He was not arrested doing the risky business dance in his own house that would be private. You also wrote "How do you know that he was not under the influence of Ambien or some other prescribed medication that reacts with alcohol?" <- His choice, if he was taking a prescription and chose to drink, his choice he went to college he is a big boy and would have known the possible side effects. And if he had assaulted the woman would this be his lawyers defense "sorry he was drinking he can't be held responsible." that doesn't work for DUI's and it is no excuse for assault, if you can't control your drinking ... don't drink! You wrote: "Why do we, as a species, seem to delight at the downfall of others?" <- our choice, but I think you are mixing pleasure with concern over how our elected officials and representatives represent us as a public. And come the next election it will once again be OUR CHOICE.
If he had apologized to the woman, he's smart enough and Doug Bosco is smart enough to have said it in the news where everyone can read it. Actually, maybe they're not that smart, because HE HAS YET TO APOLOGIZE. And how do we know it wasn't Ambien? BECAUSE HIS HANDLERS HAVE COME OUT SAYING HE HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM, AND THAT SAN DIEGO'S "HERO" FIGHT LAST YEAR WAS A MANIFESTATION OF HIS DRINKING PROBLEM. THAT'S WHY!!!!!! ALL OF IT IS SPIN! Why do people like you, Joolz, treat the perp as if he's the victim? Mr. Carrillo is lucky he didn't end up with a bullet between his eyes. He needs to step down. NOW.
Not really digging the public lynching. Not digging Efren's behavior, either... but REALLY not enjoying the character assassination of someone who has a drinking problem. He needs help!
How do you know Mr. Carrillo did not apologise to the victim? Was he supposed to report it to you once he did? How do you know that he was not under the influence of Ambien or some other prescribed medication that reacts with alcohol? Why do we, as a species, seem to delight at the downfall of others?
Wow, this was biased! You were very adept at giving Vogt's perspective. Where are Cook's comments or interview? What about the funds designated for Charity? Were those to be covered by food too? The Macklemore benefit show? What about the loan by Gabe Meyer's dadand the resulting lawsuit? What about all the bounced checks written that weekend? Come on you can do better reporting than this!
I would suggest that someone should get all the facts. My understanding from a reliable source that Bob and Gabe did received all the food and drink money...it wasn't enough. GREAT Event...poor planning. This is example of how BIG egos can ruin a good thing!!!
If Bob & Gabe want to pay their debts, they can get loans on the Caffino chain Bob has or perhaps sell their homes & cars & START if they really mean this...
PS.This list doesn't include the many people who worked for BottleRock, like the non-union stagehands or the ticket sellers.. I hear Green Mary & the porta john supplier United also are unpaid... SHAME on your excuses Bob & Gabe... & you still owe our buddy Hal $10 for the bounced check fee, you remember him Gabe, the guy you told to "GO TO HELL" when he asked for it after you gave him the cashiers check for the bounced $3000 returned deposit for vending...you coughed up only after he filed charges!
Comparing these guys to Goldenvoice is an insult to Goldenvoice. When AEG bought Coachella and Goldenvoice, they bought an existing brand with value and relationships in the industry. The Bottle Rock people admit they are first-time amateurs. There is nothing to buy. The name is their only "asset," and it is now soiled.
Boo Radley's House delivers uncompromised attack on this album. As an ex sound engineer for a few record labels, I find Eye To I, to be one of the best pieces of work I've heard in a long time. Although it may not find its way into the mind of the masses due to its highly intelligent metal infrastructure, I encourage those with an appreciation for deviation from the norm to give this album a solid listening to. It has so many time changes, explosive dynamics, and subtle nuances, all seamlessly executed, that listeners will find themselves wanting to study each " chapter " to pull everything from it that it has to offer.
Wow, this has to be one for the business books as a freeway pile up of the worst business practices in recent memory. Why on Earth would any business (much less practically all of the vendors) give credit to a concert promoter on the first year out? Why would a concert promoter allow a primary source of revenue to be managed by a contractor? Lord help any investor suckers lurking nearby.
Good heavens, Carol, you're right. Fixed now, and yes, both Chesters are great enough that our fingers get them mixed up from time to time on deadline. Best - G.
I really enjoyed the article, especially for the attention to the situation of California artists. There's a typo in the caption for one of the photos-- that's not Sonoma County's wonderful author and garlic-grower Chester Aaron (who is also worthy of a profile in your paper) but more likely the person you are quoting in the article, Chester Arnold.
Is fur in? Beaver sounds legal for fur prior to trap pulled on one agency....The pelts of never are neat and the Russian style hats were awesome....But the Beaver cannot be allowed to run unchecked in our creeks...Years back,
outside of Canby, Oregon, I too have spent time in the summer with beavers and wet lands...They are non-stop builders and dams may have to be blasted if flooding is massive...
Great article, Jonathan! Thanks for digging deep into what has now become a perennial problem. And who winds up bearing the brunt of the "supes" inaction? We do.
And it's not fair. And their favorite perennial byline "We have no money" no longer holds water, since they certainly don't mind spending money conducting study after study to explore adding fluoride to our precious Sonoma County water supply -- money which would be much better spent on something that so many Sonoma County residents could find truly beneficial -- re-opening our libraries to their full operating schedules.
Again, much thanks.
As progressive as CA appears, its wildlife policies are antiquated and unfortunate. Glad to see some coverage. Looking forward to more great stories like this.
Beaver value to streams and habitat is becoming better understood. Their impact on coho and bird life is just the beginning. Folks interested in learning more about their effect and managing their many challenges should come to Martinez for the 6th annual beaver festival in August.
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