The Anatomy of Public Corruption

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Live Nation Entertainment and Erin Valenti Tinker Ventures Web Development Firm

Live Nation Entertainment 

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Live Nation Entertainment is an American global entertainment company, founded in 2010, following the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. The company promotes, operates, and manages ticket sales for live entertainment in the United States and internationally. It also owns and operates entertainment venues, and manages the careers of music artists.


In 2009, Live Nation and Ticketmaster, a concert promotion firm and ticketing company, reached an agreement to merge. The new company received regulatory approval and was named Live Nation Entertainment.[3][4] Michael Rapino, then-CEO of Live Nation, became the new company’s CEO, while Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff was named executive chairman.[5]
The merger was approved first in Norway and Turkey in 2009.[6] The United Kingdom's Competition Commission provisionally ruled against the merger, [7] but reversed its decision on December 22, 2009.[6]
The merger was opposed in the U.S. by some regulators, artists, fans, and competing firms, who argued it would reduce competition in the industry and increase ticket costs.[8][9] Artist Bruce Springsteen was one vocal opponent of the merger at the time.[10]
On January 25, 2010, the United States Justice Department approved the merger pending certain conditions.[11] Ticketmaster had to sell ownership of its self-ticketing company, Paciolan,[11] and license its software to Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which would allow it to compete "head-to-head" with Ticketmaster for business.[12][13] AEG was given the option after five years to buy the software, replace it with something else, or partner with another ticketing company.[12] Additionally, Live Nation Entertainment was placed under a 10-year court order prohibiting it from retaliating against venues that choose to accept competing ticket contracts.[13]

Investments and growth[edit]

In 2013, the company acquired Voodoo Music & Arts Experience and announced a joint venture with Insomniac Events, a promoter focused on electronic dance music.[14][15][16] The company later acquired C3 Presents (2014),[17] Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (2015),[18] and Founders Entertainment (2016), the parent company of Governors Ball Music Festival.[19] In October 2016, Live Nation Entertainment bought AC Entertainment, a Knoxville Tennessee music company, [20] as well as several international companies.[21] The company continued to invest in music festivals and promoters in 2017, purchasing a controlling interest in BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival,[22] Salt Lake City-based concert promoter United Concerts, [23] and CT Touring.[24] In 2017, Live Nation Entertainment reported revenue of $10.3 billion. [25][26] In 2018, the company expanded its concert promotion segment by acquiring a majority stake in a number of companies including Frank Productions,[27] Emporium Presents,[28] and Red Mountain Entertainment.[29]
Also in 2018, the United States Department of Justice launched an investigation following complaints by AEG that Live Nation pressured them into using Ticketmaster and intentionally avoided booking acts for AEG venues.[30] Live Nation stated that decisions in selecting venues were not punitive, and were instead based on size and management.[30]

Operating divisions[edit]

Live Nation Entertainment’s business segments are concerts, ticketing, and sponsorship and advertising. [25] The company promotes and operates live music events and manages artists under its concerts division Live Nation Concerts.[25] Live Nation Entertainment’s artist management arm, called Artist Nation, is included within its concerts division [31][25] and also includes Front Line Management and Roc Nation.[32] Live Nation Entertainment owns and operates venues, including the House of Blues.[33] The company sells tickets to live events through Ticketmaster.[25]


In 2012, the company announced a partnership with Creativeman Productions, based in Tokyo, Japan.[34]
In June 2013, Live Nation was among those charged with violating Ontario health and safety laws following a stage collapse at a Radiohead concert that killed one crew member.[35][36] A 2019 inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.[37]
In August 2015, Live Nation announced it would form Live Nation Germany, to be created in partnership with German promoter Marek Lieberberg. Live Nation Germany would also have oversight over Live Nation events in Austria and Switzerland.[38]
In March 2016, Live Nation acquired Big Concerts International, South Africa's leading concert promoter.[39] The following year, the company acquired majority interests in Israeli promoter Blue Stone Entertainment and the UK’s Cuffe & Taylor.[21]
In May 2018, Live Nation Entertainment acquired a majority stake in Brazil's Rock in Rio festival (including from previous stakeholder SFX Entertainment), with its founder Roberto Medina continuing to manage the festival's operations, and providing consulting to Live Nation.[40][40][41]

The Dubious Suicide of Jamey Sheets and the Anthrax Dry Run

Why did CEO Steve Burd hire a Pharmacist connected to three patient deaths?

In 2012,  FBI Agent Richard Lambert sued the Department of Justice alleging Anthrax investigation was flawed and destined to fail.  By 2010 was already suspicious that the Doc's Pharmacy Investigation, Anthrax Investigation, and the 9/11 Cyber Terrorism virus NIMDA or Code Red were simply to close on the same timeline.

To test the will of Safeway using his camera Bennett went chatty with props at the Safeway Pharmacy.

Each video was sent to the Safeway Media Department which are posted to Facebook and YouTube for all time.  


Contra Costa BOS Meeting Sept 23rd, 2014 ~ Bennett speaks about the murder suicide of his friends.

The Suicide Conundrum of engulfing persons near Pete Bennett 

Bennett reveals his connection to Murder Suicide victims Alicia Driscoll and her precious daughter found dead in June 2005.  This happened to be the same day of planned picnic with their kids.  She lived on Norris Drive in Walnut Creek.  

Walnut Creek resident Pete Bennett takes the podium just after this speaker is providing his narrative on mental health.

Four days a family of five connected to his brother and to many from Mountain Lakes NJ was dead in Utah.

Lt. Jeff was present on July 5th, 2011 just days before Bennett's sons were kidnapped officer Kevin Keeler of Walnut Creek Police Department.

The kidnapping report was filed during 2013 but like all investigations near Bennett's story witnesses keep getting killed. 

OBIT:Madeline Seeley

Madeline Seeley 

Pete Bennett met Heather Seeley at Round Up Bar located in Lafayette California sometime in 2012 or later.  She was always in tears over her daughter but also clearly upset with the facts around her death.

She would ask for certain songs which made her feel better.  Pete sang for her many times.  One day she said her estranged husband was nearby. I was stunned to learn he was employed Pacific Services credit union owned by PG&E.

Not long after the Strack Family was murdered in Springville Utah in 2014 just after Bennett learns the true fate of his former friend and daughter.

Madeline Seeley

The precious child lost to unknown causes in 2010.

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The Brandon Marshall Incident - The Class Action Anti-Trust Case Killers

It's the Attorneys and Venture Capitalists

The Brandon Marshall Incident whose life ended with a confrontation with Santa Clara deputies who faced few options like Anthony Banta Jr his fate was sealed when he lost it?  Your next clue is the suicide of Ian Murdock.

Was it Unfornuate Drugging or Perhaps Tainted Medicine

Since you're medical records have been outsourced or your pharmacists records vanished?
You may recall the sad story of Brandon Marshall, which I wrote about last September: The 43-year-old quality assurance engineer, who had a history of mental illness, was fatally shot in December 2013 by a sheriff’s deputy outside his workplace at Roku,the
set-top device maker.

In the litigation that followed, the chronology did not look good for Santa Clara County. Marshall, who had furiously ingested pills that morning and was described as acting “manic,” was negotiating with a paramedic to get help when deputies arrived at
the Saratoga site.

The deputies say he swung a key fob, or “kubaton,” at them before Deputy Aldo Groba fired a shot at the engineer’s stomach. His family’s attorneys contend that the deputies had no reason to confront Marshall, who posed no significant threat: He was simply
waving his keys in his agitation.
Among the heartbreaking details was that Marshall’s father, Steven Marshall, was on the telephone with the paramedic when he heard his son cry out from the shot. Brandon Marshall died several hours later at Valley Medical Center despite desperate attempts
to save him.
Now, from filings by the family’s attorney, James McManis, several more details have emerged about the case. And little of it strengthens the county’s position. Here are a few key points:
A) None of the four deputies who responded to the scene had CIT (crisis intervention training), which teaches authorities how to deal with the mentally ill. Like many departments, the sheriff’s office offers such training but does not make it mandatory.
B) Brandon Marshall showed signs of delusion that morning. He insisted that unknown gunmen were training guns on him from above. He referred repeatedly to the Secret Service and told bystanders that he needed help.
C) When the first deputy on the scene, Kristen Anderson, approached Marshall, he became more agitated. His family’s attorneys say he was fidgeting with his keys, which were attached to a thin, rounded aluminum rod. When Anderson asked if it was a weapon,
Marshall said it was and put it away at her request.
D) Groba initially had been standing some distance away when Anderson — according to the family’s filing — looked over at him. Groba then approached with a gun drawn, prompting Marshall to back up and say, “No, no, no” or “whoa, whoa, whoa,” witnesses
said. As Marshall swung his key chain at deputies, Groba fired a single shot.
E) After he fell from the gunshot, the deputies put the injured Marshall’s hands behind him and knelt on his back, causing more pain to the engineer. The deputies refused a request from the paramedic to treat Marshall until they had restrained him.
It’s important to understand that the bulk of this, although based on police reports and interviews, represents one side of the case. The county says it does not expect to file its detailed response until August. County Counsel Orry Korb told me by email
that the county does not comment on pending litigation.
But it is clear that the defense wants to portray the key fob as a weapon. “It is undisputed that Marshall attacked Groba” with a kubaton, said one filing by the county. “Groba fired a single shot from his service weapon in response to the attack.”
Just exactly how Brandon held that key fob — and how it was shaped — are crucial elements in this case. So, too, is the testimony of the paramedic who was negotiating with Marshall’s father to get the troubled engineer a ride to the hospital.
“This guy had a key chain,” said family attorney McManis. “They’re trying to turn it into a weapon. But the fact of the matter is that the only thing he did was hold on to the business end of the fob and wave his keys around. And they gun him down. To
me, it’s appalling.”
Contact Scott Herhold at 408-275-0917 or .

The Actors, Victims and Agencies

Understanding the moving parts, every incident filled with moving parts that often do not match.

The Weapon

Possessed by: The Victim
Kubotan (sometimes erroneously spelled as kubaton or kobutan) is a genericized trademark for a self-defense keychain weapon developed by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s. It is typically no more than 5.5 inches (14 centimetres) long and about half
an inch (1.25 centimetres) in diameter, slightly thicker or the same size as a marker pen.


OBIT: Charles McGlashan, Marin County supervisor, dies

Charles McGlashan, Marin County Supervisor for the 3rd District, is also chairman of the new Marin Energy Authority, which in May began buying renewable power to supply about 6,000 residents and businesses in ... more
Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan, an environmental visionary whose efforts brought solar, wind and biomass power into countless homes and businesses, died suddenly on Sunday while vacationing in Lake Tahoe. He was 49.
The supervisor's death, caused by an apparent heart attack while wrapping up a ski trip, has shocked county leaders and environmentalists.
"He leaves us a legacy that is a beacon to other counties in our state and across the country," said Susan Adams, president of the Board of Supervisors.
Last May, Marin became the first couny to take advantage of a 2002 law allowing communities to buy electricity on behalf of residents. Despite strong opposition from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., more than 27 percent of the county's energy today comes from clean and renewable sources, exceeding state targets.
"Supervisor McGlashan pretty much single-handedly wrestled this over the finish line," Adams said, noting that the system has already repaid taxpayers' $950,000 investment.
Dawn Weisz, executive officer of the Marin Energy Authority that runs the program, credited Mr. McGlashan with helping clear the county of 68 tons of carbon dioxide a year.
"He was very passionate and enthusiastic about getting things going, and making the vision into a practical reality," Weisz said. "It's a great loss."
Green energy isn't the supervisor's only environmental legacy. An advocate of alternative transportation, Mr. McGlashan served on the board of the 8-year-old Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit, and pushed for bike lanes along the rail line.
He also backed a successful effort to outlaw plastic bags in the county as of January.
"Charles wasn't just a Marin County environmental leader. He was an environmental leader for all of us in the Bay Area, and really showed what can be done at the local level when you have passionate commitment," said Joel Makower, chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group in Oakland. "This is devastating news."
Despite living outside of Marin, Makower hosted a political fundraiser for the future supervisor.
Mr. McGlashan won, and joined the board in 2005, representing southern Marin, which includes his town of Mill Valley, from which he often rode his bicycle to work in San Rafael.
Born in Hillsborough in 1961, Mr. McGlashan graduated with honors from Yale University in 1983. He earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1991, then worked as a consultant in environmental management and business planning.
He served on the Municipal Water District Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005, and on the Marin Economic Commission from 2001 to 2005. He advised a number of environmental groups including the Marin Conservation League and Sustainable Mill Valley.
The two-term supervisor was second vice president of the Board of Supervisors.
He went to Lake Tahoe with friends the other day "for a much-needed ski weekend," said aide Maureen Parton. As the group packed up to leave on Sunday, Mr. McGlashan stayed in the car as the others took a last-minute sweep of their cabin. Minutes later, they returned to find the supervisor slumped in the back seat.
"His passion and joy for the work of public service was without bounds," Parton said. "He changed the face of Marin."
Mr. McGlashan is survived by his wife, environmentalist Carol Misseldine.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will remember Mr. McGlashan during today's meeting beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 330 of the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael.
A live video broadcast will be at public memorial is being planned.
E-mail Nanette Asimov at

OBIT: Patricia Noel - Resident of Alamo - Suicide


Work: Real Estate/ House Wife
Facts: Just like others 
Connection: How I know her 


Pat Noel Alamo - Patricia A. Noel, 58, died Friday. Mrs. Noel was born May 20, 1945, in Albuquerque, NM, daughter of Allen H. Parkinson and Verttie Taylor Parkinson. She was married to James W. Noel on February 14, 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is survived by her husband, James W. Noel of Alamo, CA; one daughter, Emily N. Hamilton of Santa Monica, CA, and two sons, Nicholas J. Noel of Santa Barbara, CA and Daniel J. Noel of Alamo, CA; one grandchild, Justin P. Hamilton. Mrs. Noel graduated from San Mateo JC then studied at the University of San Francisco finishing her degree in Psychology at BYU in Provo, Utah. She was a gifted artist, art collector, member of the Wasatch Mountain club (where she enjoyed hiking), a naturalist who enjoyed Emily Dickinson poems and wine tasting with her husband. She not only gave life to her 3 children but when their health was threatened worked tirelessly to raise, educate, and love each one of them forgoing her career. She was also President of Noel Properties, LLC a commercial property investment in Rocklin, CA. Funeral services will be held at Oak Park Hills Chapel, Walnut Creek, CA. Visiting time: 12:30-1:30 with service 1:30 - 2:15. Burial to follow at 2:30PM in the Oakmont Cemetery in Lafayette, CA.
Published in East Bay Times on Mar. 17, 2004 



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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Body Found 500' From Los Lomas High School

Another death near Los Lomas High School
By Pete Bennett CNET Scandal Date: May 21st, 2014

Walnut Creek -- On May 20th, a body was discovered in the creek that runs along side of Los Lomas High School and S. Main Street, this is coincidentally near the 2004 Lilac Drive accident involving the disabled students bus that for unknown reasons struck a column under the overpass.

This part of town has mayhem corners with persons dying at a unconscionable rate.  Around the corner on Creekside Drive we have the Anthony Banta Jr. case, David Bremer my former roommate killed in the suicide cell beating himself to death, the Alicia Driscoll Murder Suicide or Perhaps the Driscoll Murders case where he stabbed himself very neatly in his bath tub and around the corner we've got a woman jumping from Nordstrom's, a former Nordstroms employee now a BART Officer killing his co-worker. 

My 2013 roommate was mugged on Walker Ave near Sierra in Walnut Creek but in March 2014 my other David Bremer roommate was killed in jail. 

No, No, No not again.


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