Nadia Lockyer visits Newark, adopts the “When in Rome” philosophy

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Let’s quickly summarize the recent events surrounding Supervisor Nadia Lockyer.

1.  In 2010, Mrs Lockyer was in a drug treatment program, presumably for the use of methamphetamine.  At the program she met a San Jose man in his early 30’s with a 15 year arrest record and an apparently similar meth issue.

2. In the same year as her drug treatment program, she was elected to the Alameda Board of Supervisors because of, well her last name is Lockyer and people associate that with status quo. During the campaign, Mrs Lockyer lied about her previous position, claiming she had the ability to prosecute legal cases when she was in fact a powerless administrator (appointed, of course).

3.  Mrs Lockyer still acted on her meth addiction while “serving” on the county board, at times rendezvousing with her drug rehab acquaintance at hotels throughout the east bay.   How this man was compensated for drugs is not clear.  Considering Mrs Lockyer’s methods for accession it is not out of the question to suggest she was sleeping him (see #4).

4.  In mid February, 2012 she met with her meth dealer at a Newark hotel, a dispute took place and she was assaulted.  Usually assault is not perpetrated at a small drug deal by people not otherwise attached by some personal relationship.  Was her dealer so jacked that he’d risk assaulting one of the 100 most prominent people in the Bay Area for the return on a quantity of meth?  Perhaps, but not likely.

5.  A swath of misinformation from the Lockyer camp ensues, Nadia checks into rehab, and the management of Alameda County crumbles into chaos in her absence.

I admit, some details of the above may be wrong — probably not but I am willing to admit the speculation.  But I think speculation is justified when those involved persistently lie to the media about particulars.  For example, Bill Lockyer’s camp initially stated that assaulter was an enraged ex-boyfriend.  A tactic obviously aimed and leveraging sympathy for Nadia as a victim of violence rather than a meth seeking addict.  Then Nadia Lockyer stated that her recovery is for prescription medication initially prescribed after an auto accident, by doing so inferring that she is a high class addict.

She’s done in politics, that’s for sure.  And unless he can leverage this into some unprecedented sentiment of sympathy, I expect Bill Lockyer to be as well.  By running Nadia out of town are we losing a Gavin Newsom? Am I being sexist and especially critical of an attractive and seemingly successful woman, while giving someone like Newsom a pass?

Like Gavin Newsom, is Nadia’s talents and achievements distracted by these mishaps?  Or is she as low value and pointless as she has suggested herself to be.


Fremont’s finest arrested on DUI

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2012 at 12:32 am

A Fremont police officer was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend in Livermore, authorities said Monday Link.

I have the opinion that unlike fire fighters, police are worth every penny we pay them.  But there are certain laws that when broken by an officer should preclude them from being in the position to enforce the laws —  ie, they should be fired for DUI.  No pay, no pension.  Good night and good luck. Unfortunately that expectation is too much to ask for. From the Chronicle:

Fremont police officials declined to comment Monday, saying it was a personnel matter.

Next time you’re pulled over on suspicion of DUI by officer William Brendon Johnson, decline to discuss  the personal matter with him, and just drive away.

UPDATE:  A second Fremont officer was arrested for DUI earlier in the month (Link). His name is Paul Singleton , and just like the DUI of officer Johnson, the fact that your highly paid sworn staff is driving around blasted is a “personal matter” according the police chief.

Remember for every one caught there’s dozens, maybe hundreds who are not .

Fremont News of The Day, Week, or if Time Does Not Permit the Entire Month

In Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

A sizable portion of the Skylark multi-plex community was left with one fewer options for a healthy breakfast this morning after a late evening fire at the Taco Bell located at Alvarado-Niles and Decoto.  The property was fenced off this morning and yellow caution tape prevented cars from entering the parking lot.

“Wing Stop doesn’t open till 10:30” said an onlooker from Union City after assuring himself that the chain restaurant was in fact not open by rattling the chain link fence like a caged monkey.


Rep Pete Stark is hard at work entering symbolic legislation aimed at tickling his own personal amusement.

And, an early morning shooting of an off-duty federal agent in Newark Tuesday is precarious for two reasons.  First, why in the world would a federal agent chose to live in Newark? And two, the shooting of a federal agent at his personal residence is being reported as “random”.