The Anatomy of Public Corruption

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The Untold Stories of Seeno Construction

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Seeno Construction operation extends throughout Northern California, Nevada and other regions consisting of new homes, commercial real estate and links to the Nevada Gaming Industry. Pete Bennett has known their tactics as far back as 1983 when helocated Mainframe Designs Cabinets and Fixtures. Later he moved his business and personal acc

City of Pleasant Hill - Incident Maps from 1970s' to 2017

The Pete Bennett Incident Maps Pleasant Hill and Surrounding Areas.  from 1970s' to 2017 

The Dubious Phone Call and Time Wasting Project

Treasured Public Servant Killed In Lafayette Crash

Treasured Public Servant Killed In Lafayette Crash

He worked as a public information officer for another city here in the East Bay.

By Bea Karnes, Patch Staff  | Updated 

LAMORINDA, CA — A bicyclist who was killed Thursday in a collision with a big rig truck in Lamorinda has been identified as 54-year-old Martin Nelis of Pleasant Hill. Nelis died at about 12:30 p.m. in the hit-and-run accident on Reliez Valley Road between Gloria Terrace and Withers Avenue in Lafayette.
Nelis had worked as the public information officer for the city of Pleasant Hill since 2007. He played a leading role in organizing several community events, according to a city statement on his death, including the
summer concert series, Community Service Day, Off the Grid food truck events and programs with the library and local schools.
"Martin was often the first to volunteer for any civic event or meeting, and the last to leave and turn off the lights," the city statement said.
"This is a huge loss for the city," said Mayor Tim Flaherty. "Martin was the quintessential dedicated public servant, and a wonderful member of the community."
Police have interviewed the driver and impounded the truck. They continue to investigate the fatal collision.
"Our thoughts are with Mr. Nelis' family and the staff and citizens of the city of Pleasant Hill," Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin said in a statement.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information that would help the investigation is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 925-283-3680.

Bay City News contributed to this report; Image via

The Ellinwood Murders and the Missing Farmers Two Stories One Conclusion

The Ellinwood Farm Murders

The Missing Geary Road Farmers

The COOP Grocery Store Transactions

City of Pleasant Hill,
City of Walnut Creek
Missing Persons
Real Estate Investment Trust,
The COOP Grocery Store Transactions
The Ellinwood Farm Murders
The Missing Geary Road Farmers

The Ellinwood Planned Unit Development


Silverado Council Boy Scouts of America and The Ellinwood Farm Murders

By Pete Bennett

There is dark cloud hanging over the entire City of Pleasant Hill CA.

Council Officers

Frank Starn | President
Former SVP & COO – McKesson Pharmaceutical
Jerry Dees | Council Commissioner
Trust Administrator
Dr. Joe Barton | VP of CommunicationsER Physician
Randy Campbell |  Legal Counsel
Cory Higbee | Council Treasurer
Treasurer – Ross Stores
Anne O’Neal | VP of Administration
Global Manager, Operational Excellence and Health, Environment and Safety-Chevron
Rodney Mangus  | VP of Properties
Tom Santos | VP of Membership
Software Engineer-AT&T
Peter Schakow | VP of District Ops
President – Hope or Cope, LLC  
Paul Shimotake | VP of Program
Vice President & Senior Counsel, Law Department, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Tom Weibert | VP of Marketing
Owner-Elevare Consulting
Vacant | VP of Major Gifts
Vacant | VP of Fundraising

Executive Board Members

Randy BushPrincipal – Deloitte
Barton GledhillRetired Veterinarian– Livermore LabsBiotechnology Education and Workforce Training Consultant – City College of San Francisco
Alan GouldRetired Attorney; Commercial Property Owner
Pat GriffithCo-Owner – Promana, LLC
Tom HansenBusiness Manager – IBEW Local Union 302
Marcus LampleyVP Excess Liability Div. – Great American Insurance Group
Adam LewisMerrill Lynch
Dan LuchtGen. Mgr.-Zephyr Express and Director of Operations, Western Region – The Winebow Group
John MarshallTech Start-up
Dave NewtonSafeway – IT Director
Lou PaulsonPresident – California Professional Firefighter Assoc.
Lou RamondettaPresident – Surplus Service
Tim ReppIndependent Consultant
James TeareVeterinarian
Brian ThiessenAttorney
Caroline TsuyukiFaculty-Carondelet HS – Advance Sciences
Brian Weaver Asst. VP -Federal Reserve Bank
Harper WongDir. Community Lending Solutions – MGIC

Advisory Board

Bob CarnsRetired Principal – 4C Enterprises
Kent ClayburnSenior VP – Morgan Stanley
Bill CollettRetired Treasurer – Dreyer’s Ice Cream
Rick CronkRetired Co-Owner – Dreyer’s Ice Cream
Bob CrossRetired CEO – CleanAir Logix
Drake DierkhisingOwner-Sarafornia Restaurant, Calistoga
Tom EdwardsRetired Board Chair – Wentworth, Hauser, and Violich
Tom GiugniRetired Fairfield Police Captain
James JonesAttorney
Alfred KappadahlRetired
Steven PhillipsRetired PG&E
Chuck SmithRetired Pres/CEO – AT&T West
Ken StrongmanMediation Attorney
Richard UtterBusiness Continuity Specialist – Bank of the West
Matt WestphalCo-President Bay Alarm

Pleasant Hill: Multiple fires gut DVC police building

By ROMAN GOKHMAN | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm | UPDATED: August 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm
PLEASANT HILL — An arson likely destroyed the police services building at Diablo Valley College early Monday, investigators said.
“We had two (fires) on the outside and one on the inside in the lobby,” said Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Richard Carpenter. “Probably, the whole building will have to be replaced.”
The fire was reported at 2:25 a.m. in the 1,700-square-foot building located in the southeast corner of the campus by Parking Lot 2. The school runs along Golf Club Road.
The Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded with four engines, one truck and about 20 firefighters.
Carpenter said the fire destroyed the lobby and the rest of the building sustained heavy heat and smoke damage.
DVC spokeswoman Chrisanne Knox said police services, an actual law enforcement department that patrols several campuses within the Contra Costa Community College District, is based at Diablo Valley.
The department has about 20 sworn officers — five to six of whom work at DVC — four higher-ranking officers including a chief, about four dispatchers, two parking officers and 10 to 15 student aides.
On an interim basis, the police department will operate out of a conference room in the business and foreign language department.
“It was designed as an emergency command center and has all the (required communications equipment),” Knox said.
The college is looking at several other locations for a longer-term temporary home for the department.
She said the cost of the damages to the building has not been determined and it is not clear if it will be knocked down or restored.
“There was very little that was salvageable,” she said.
The criminal investigation is being led by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, Knox said, with Pleasant Hill police and the school district police department assisting.
Carpenter said fire investigators are still trying to determine what kind of fuel was used by the arsonist.
Reach Roman Gokhman at 925-945-4780, or at


The Ringheim Murders - 1986

Guardianship Records Taken from Contra Costa Superior Court.

Party Name  Type  Case Name  Category  Case Number  Filed 

JFK University Ellenwood site of The Cabbage Patch Murders

The Cabbage Patch Murders

OBIT:Ian Lota Scott Resident of Benicia Sept. 14, 1966 Sept. 13, 2011 Ian Scott, 44 of Benicia, CA

Quick Facts

Employed: Contra Costa Times 
Employed: Karaoke DJ 
Location: Dalimotti's Bar 

This bar was next to my last office at Oak Park Center 

Ian Lota Scott

Ian Lota Scott Resident of Benicia Sept. 14, 1966 Sept. 13, 2011 Ian Scott, 44 of Benicia, CA died on September 13, 2011 of natural causes in Las Vegas, NV. He was born on September 14, 1966 in San Francisco, CA to Michael and Izetta Scott of Benicia, CA. Ian is survived by his parents, his brother Dwayne and Dwayne's wife Lanie, his sister Michela Scott, his niece April Scott and nephew Jayson Scott. He was a wonderful, thoughtful and supportive son, brother and uncle to us all. His presence will be greatly missed. Ian has touched so many lives with his spirit and many talents. Ian in his middle school years was an altar boy at St. Dominic's Church in Benicia. While attending Benicia High School, Ian was a member of the marching and jazz band as a drum player. He was also a cadet in his teenage years. Ian graduated from Benicia High School and went on to extend his education at CSU Sacramento. Ian graduated from CSU East Bay with a B.A. degree in Sociology. He worked at the Contra Costa Times and ran a side business as a DJ doing karaoke. He spent most of his Friday nights working at Dallimonti's in Pleasant Hill providing entertainment through his singing. Ian enjoyed the company of his friends and family, he believed in living life to the fullest. He loved to sing and play pool but was most happy when he was able to make people smile. He is described by his friends and family as warm, kind and gentle soul with a soothing voice. He was always encouraging, generous, fun-loving with compassion for everyone no matter how brief their encounter in his life might have been. He will continue to be the angel in heaven as he was to so many here on earth. We are all blessed Ian was a part of our lives and will be missed dearly by all. Family and friends are invited to the Visitation on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12 - 7 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m., at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 901 West 2nd St., Benicia. Mass of Christian Burial willl be held at 12 Noon on Friday, Sept. 23 at Saint Dominic's Church, 475 East I Street, Benicia, CA 94510. Burial will follow in St. Dominic's Cemetery, Benicia. Following the services, a reception will be held at the Scott's Residence. Passalacqua Funeral Chapel 707-745-3130
Published in Contra Costa Times from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2011 - See more at:


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