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Five years after CPUC Ratepayer Advocate Jacqueline Greig’s murder, PG&E increasing rates to highest level since 2006

September 9th was the fifth anniversary of the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed (murdered) CPUC Gas Ratepayer Advocate Mrs. Jacqueline (Jackie) Greig and her thirteen year old daughter, Janessa. Mrs. Greig was the head of her department and was in charge of approving a 3.6 billion dollar rate increase proposal submitted by PG&E back in 2009. Upon review of the proposal, Mrs. Greig found the increase to be unwarranted and denied the rate hike. Shortly thereafter, the largest natural gas explosion in California’s history occurred directly under her home in San Bruno, killing both her and her daughter. Were it not for her husband having taken their other daughter out for an errand, the entire family would have been killed. It is obvious to me that she was bumped off for costing PG&E 3.6 billion dollars, which they now are reclaiming successfully after showing what happens to those who stand in their way. Incidentally, while I was attempting to bring this glaring crime to the public’s consciousness, I was told by a harassing Gang Stalker that “It was murder” while riding a MUNI bus. I did not take this affirmation as a threat but rather, it seemed as though he was gloating with impunity.

I have been attacked by these government sanctioned Gang Stalkers ever since denouncing PG&E at Senator Jerry Hill’s subcommittee meeting concerning the CPUC itself. Funny how the very agency responsible for regulating the utility is also the one to take the fall. The whole issue was centered around “safety” but come on, anyone with half a brain could see it was murder. There was more than enough motive (3.6 billion), opportunity since it was a gas pipeline controlled by PG&E and a cadre of suspects. Honestly, when it first happened and I came to understand the circumstances, I knew something was fishy however, it seemed so academic. It wasn’t until I ran into this “shadow government” mafia during my own personal struggle for corporate accountability that I revisited the “accident” with renewed interest. In short, it made me mad. I thought to myself, “Is this the type of world that I want to live in, to look the other way when people are victimized?” No. I then determined to fight injustice wherever I found it beginning with my own life and then for others. Today, I live with being poisoned every day but have in no way lost my resolve to make the world a safer, better place for all, and to expose those who are perpetrators. I you see, am not a coward. God hates cowards and I hate cowardice, nothing good comes from it.

As if meant to be a slap in the face, PG&E has once again secured a rate hike that I’m sure Mrs. Greig would also oppose were she able. This renewed push for unjustified money is the highest rate increase approved by the CPUC since 2006. Making up for lost time I suppose. This time, there were no honest regulators remaining at the CPUC to counter PG&E demand. I mean, after all, who wants to die, right? Wrong. Don’t people understand that when you don’t defend your fellow man and woman against injustice it makes everyone unsafe? Not only is society less secure for the individual, it is given over to thuggery which breeds incompetence. Because reward is no longer based upon merit,  performance is no longer valued. It all becomes about who your friends are and who is holding the bigger stick. Is that really what people today want and are willing to tolerate? Again, I give you cowardice.

I really wanted to revisit the memorial again at CPUC headquarters in San Francisco on the actual day of the anniversary of Jacqueline and Janessa’s death however, law enforcement has been severely harassing me starting with September 1st right up until the day of the anniversary itself. It would seem that they are following a standard plan of attempting to provoke some sort of criminal response, September being a month favored by them for many such illegal activities. I count it timely enough that this post was made on September 11th as what what done to Mrs. Greig, her daughter and myself as well, constitute terrorist activities. I’ve heard it said that all governments are essentially terrorist operations so posting this post today, seems entirely appropriate.

I’m sorry that I was not there to save you Mrs. Greig. I’m sorry that I was not able to inspire public outrage concerning both you and your daughters murders. I’m sorry that your family must now go on surviving without you. I do however, look forward to the day when I can finally meet both you and your daughter in Heaven and talk about both our respective journey’s while down here on Earth. I know you will be there, are there now and without anymore pain. Until then, until then…


 

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PG&E Increasing Rates By 6%; Largest Since 2006

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Monthly rates for customers of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.—the state’s largest provider of electricity and natural gas service—are going up by nearly 6 percent for the average home.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the PG&E rate hikes start Thursday.

The extra money will help cover the cost for replacing old gas distribution lines, installing more equipment to minimize blackouts, and hiring more workers for the utility’s call centers, among other things.

PG&E serves about 16 million people across Northern and Central California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border.

In August, the California Public Utilities Commission gave the utility the green light to collect an extra $2.37 billion from its customers over three years.

The rate hike is the largest since 2006. Some businesses will also see a small rate increase.


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Prepare to pay more to PG&E.

Starting Thursday, the rates that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. charges for electricity and natural gas service will rise, pushing up monthly bills by 5.9 percent for the average home. The money will pay for replacing old gas distribution lines, installing more “smart grid” equipment to minimize blackouts, and hiring more workers for the giant utility’s call centers, among other things.

The rate hike is PG&E’s largest since 2006, and it has been looming for months.

In August, the California Public Utilities Commission gave PG&E permission to collect an extra $2.37 billion from its customers over three years. Although not directly tied to the deadly 2010 explosion of a PG&E natural gas pipeline beneath San Bruno, much of the extra revenue was earmarked for projects to improve the safety of PG&E’s gas lines and power grid. The utility, the state’s largest, serves about 16 million people across Northern and Central California.

“There’s a lot of work to do on the system that the commission agreed was important for safe and reliable service,” said PG&E spokesman Jonathan Marshall.

The commission and its president at the time, Michael Peevey, had been under intense criticism for being too lenient with PG&E. But the extra income authorized by the commission was only about half of the $4.84 billion the company had requested. Peevey stepped down from the commission in December.

Consumer advocates fume that January rate hikes have become an unwelcome tradition with PG&E.

Mark Toney, director of The Utility Reform Network, noted that PG&E has also asked the commission for extra money to improve the company’s long-distance gas transmission network, a request that could add more than $5 to monthly gas bills. The utility also wants major changes in California’s “tiered” electricity rate system, which charges higher rates to people who use more electricity. Instead of four usage tiers, PG&E wants two.

“Most people will get more than a 6 percent increase if those rate design changes are adopted,” Toney said.

Gov. Jerry Brown last month shook up the five-member utilities commission, nominating one of his former top advisers — Michael Picker — to be its new president. He also nominated Liane Randolph from the state’s Natural Resources Agency to join the commission. Both moves require state Senate approval. Toney isn’t sure how those changes will affect PG&E’s requests for more income.

“It’s so hard to say,” he said. “What we’re hopeful for is that the backroom deals will stop. I don’t think Michael Picker is a backroom deals kind of guy.”

One of the main reasons for this month’s relatively steep PG&E rate increase has to do with timing.

The commission sets the basis for most utility rates using a process called a “general rate case,” which determines how much revenue each utility can collect from its customers over a three-year period. The commission vote in August resolved PG&E’s latest rate case, which covered the years 2014 through 2016.

But 2014 was already more than halfway through when the commission finally voted. Rather than sock PG&E customers with a massive bill increase in September to make up for all the lost months, the commission let PG&E defer some of the 2014 income into 2015. The utility boosted average monthly bills, for electricity and gas combined, by more than $7 in the fall and will add another $7.97 this month.

The typical homeowner using 500 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see electricity bills rise to $88.39, up from $83.16. The average residential gas bill will increase by $2.74, from $52.65 to $55.39.

Many businesses will also see an increase, although it will be less. The typical electricity bill for a small business buying power from PG&E will inch up 1.8 percent, to $272.35.

Although oil and gasoline prices have been tumbling for months, natural gas prices haven’t followed. Instead, their average has increased since 2013. And the vast majority of California power plants burn natural gas.

California’s aggressive move to renewable power also adds to the electricity rates that residents pay. The state requires that all utilities get one third of the electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2020, a goal that the companies are well on their way toward meeting. PG&E on Wednesday did not offer a specific figure for how much the switch to renewable power would boost electricity rates in 2015. But in the past, the utility has said that rates will rise 1 percent to 2 percent each year as a result.

David R. Baker is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: dbaker@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @DavidBakerSF

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PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in San Bruno explosion

Alan Wang (KGO Reporter)

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — PG&E is waiting to get hit with criminal charges. The federal government is expected to go after the utility for that pipeline disaster in San Bruno more than three years ago.

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The gas explosion was always a crime in the eyes of Gayle Masuno whose 87-year old mother was severely burned.

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“I’m taking care of my mother, not working. I had to quit my job,” said Masuno.

Thursday, PG&E said it expects the U.S. attorney will file criminal charges against it for neglecting the safety of its pipeline and its customers. Eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed when a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno back in 2010.

Today many of the victims are living in brand new, well-manicured homes, but it was never enough. They’ve always wanted criminal charges filed.

“I wish they would cite the executives. Especially the one who left with his $30 million severance package,” said Joanne McGlothlin, a gas explosion victim.

That’s not likely to happen. Instead, they got a video apology from a company spokesperson released by PG&E Thursday.

In the video PG&E spokesperson Lynsey Paulo said, “Regardless of what comes next, we want all the families we serve to know that we’ve learned from the tragic lesson of San Bruno, that safety must always come first.”

But PG&E says it believes, “Even where mistakes were made, employees were acting in good faith.”

However, State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, told ABC7 News, “That’s not true. I think it’s very disingenuous to say that when they intentionally spent the money elsewhere.”

Hill points to a Public Utilities Commission report that found PG&E diverted money away from safety improvements and put it toward higher salaries and bonuses.

But now, PG&E says a criminal case with tough sanctions could seriously damage its finances and its ability improve its 100-year-old pipeline.

Rep. Jackie Speier released a statement on the possible charges. It reads in part, “Seared into my memory are the distraught families searching for their loved ones… justice must be served and I applaud the U.S. Attorney’s office for its exhaustive investigation…”

 

I Don’t Want To Look At Another Picture

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           Well, I just finished the story about attending the Subcommittee meeting and I must say, it wasn’t easy. It was difficult for several reasons but most of them had to do with me being new to blogging, especially this particular template that you see here. Even though both of my blogs are on WordPress (which has been excellent) and the conventions are pretty consistent between them both, there are some differences between the designs due to the use of server side cascading style sheets.

           I chose this free template because it seemed to be the most appropriate. I am very leery of posting anything on here that might be considered disrespectful to anyone who may view it. To me, this blog is as much a memorial as it is an activist’s platform for justice, for something that I consider to be a great evil. The colors are pastel and muted, the layout is designed to convey formality without being off-putting. I do sometimes get frustrated in that all aspects of the layout (most actually) are not available to be altered since I believe that I could make some improvements. Overall though, it is flexible enough to make it do what I want it to do plus, it conveys enough reverence through it’s design aesthetic.

           Were it not for my training in Web Design, I’m sure this blog would not have been possible. I have had to hand edit and code much of what you see just to get it to read correctly. It just so happens that I received training in Web Development during the dotcom days just prior to the bottom falling out. I never had a chance to use my skills back then but can’t see how they couldn’t have been put to a better use now. So, between the uploading of pictures and vids, the hand coding and composition, the linking and the creation of graphic images, it has taken about three solid days to bring you the Subcommittee post below. By far and away however, that was the least difficult part of finishing the story. The hardest part was that I had to keep looking at those smiling faces which I know are no longer here.

           Death is something profound to me. I know that sounds like a kind of stupid thing to say but it’s true. I revere life so much that the end of it effects me deeply. I don’t just mean people either, I see meaning in every kind of death and in everything that ceases to live. This is because God created life and the ending of it is intrinsically un-natural. When a person departs for the last time and forever, those of us left behind lose not only them but their contribution to the world. You can feel it if you pay attention, we all are diminished somehow. So, I try to salvage purpose from every loss forfeited to “The Reaper”, to reflect upon the meaning (and there always is one if you believe we all have a purpose) so that the lessons that can be learned won’t be lost as well. Everyone has meaning, everyone has purpose and so does every death because, God created everything. We were not meant to die.

           So every time I had to refresh the page due to another edit, there they were, smiling out at me. I found myself wondering who they must have been in person (since I never met them) and wondering how their families were coping now. I would then have to shake that off because I had a job to do and sinking into that line of thought was not helpful. I now understand why doctors and nurses are admonished not to become too familiar with their patients but, how can you help it? It can become emotionally crippling and then you can’t assist them at all.

           Well, when I finished the post, I kind of fooled myself into thinking that I was tougher than that and that it was somehow my journalistic duty to at least learn a little something about Mrs. Greig and her daughter, as people. Big mistake. As I was finishing my last upload to Youtube, on impulse I entered their names into the search field and the result came back with three videos. I felt uneasy at this point. What could I possibly do with this information that would help obtain some criminal acountability, I asked myself. All of what I had been dealing with (and would in the future with this effort) had to do with papers, beaurocrats and research. The only thing that looking at this video might do would be to make me feel bad. Stupid me, I didn’t follow my first mind and with a half baked notion that perhaps there might be a little something useful there, I clicked on the video. Like I said before, big mistake. It was a video of Janessa with her cat. The rest of my night was ruined.

           I don’t want to see any more videos and will quickly move past the pictures when I encounter them. For what needs to be done, viewing those images isn’t necessary and after the experience of looking at that one video, I don’t want to either. This is not a disrespect but rather a focus on the task at hand. It hurt to watch.

           Forgive me for asking Father but, why do we have to put up with such evil in the world?

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Subcommittee On Gas And Electric Infrastructure Safety Meeting – “Improving Safety Oversight At The California Public Utilities Commission”

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Luke 17 (KJV):

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

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Flyer I handed out to Subcommittee attendees, the press and Assemblymembers.

Flyer I handed out to Subcommittee attendees, the press and Assemblymembers.

            This was the flyer that I had made prior to the Subcommittee meeting held on Monday, November 18th, 2013 and that I passed out afterwards. I made 32 of them and managed to hand all of them out. After the meeting, I was encouraged by two separate women who, after having heard me speak, offered their sincere words of encouragement with phrases like “I hope that you succeed” and “Good luck in your endeavors”.

Inside the Subcommittee meeting as it began.

Inside the Subcommittee meeting as it began. Subcommittee members from left to right are; Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Steven Bradford and Subcommittee Chair, Senator Jerry Hill. They are listening to PG&E Director Mrs. Papia Gambelin whom was seated on the opposite end of the stage.

Subcommittee members from left to right are; Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Steven Bradford and Subcommittee Chair, Senator Jerry Hill.

Subcommittee members from left to right are; Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Steven Bradford and Subcommittee Chair, Senator Jerry Hill. That is KTVU Channel 2 news reporter Mr. Tom Vacar at the bottom left. STOP STARING AT ME ASSEMBLYMEMBER STEVEN BRADFORD, oh mighty and all powerful Chair Assembly of the Utilities & Commerce Committee! Don’t be afraid of little old me, I’m just a “truth seeker”. You might want to be wary of the ghost of Mrs. Greig though, I think she may be HAUNTING YOU!

PG&E Director of the Central Coast Region, Mrs. Papia Gambelin. I must say she seem very relaxed and at ease to supposedly be on the "hot seat".

PG&E Director of the Central Coast Region, Mrs. Papia Gambelin. I must say that she seemed very relaxed and at ease to supposedly be on the “hot seat”.

On the left is Dr. Don Arendt, Senior Technical Advisor for Safety Management for the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Service. He gave a powerpoint presentation about the FAA's safety program and assistance to other entities in that regard. On the right is Professor Richard Callahan, Chair, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco School of Management.

On the left is Dr. Don Arendt, Senior Technical Advisor for Safety Management for the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Service. He gave a powerpoint presentation about the FAA’s safety program and assistance to other entities in that regard. On the right is Professor Richard Callahan, Chair, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco School of Management. Sorry about the crappy picture quality, my camera is 10 years old.

On the left is Michel Peter Florio, a 30 year Commissioner with the CPUC. HE WAS VERY RELAXED and rather jovial. Strange huh? To his right is also a CPUC person, Mr. Brian Turner. Mr. Turner is the Deputy Executive Director for the CPUC.

On the left is Michel Peter Florio, a 30 year Commissioner with the CPUC. HE WAS VERY RELAXED and rather jovial. Strange huh? To his right is also a CPUC person, Mr. Brian Turner. Mr. Turner is the Deputy Executive Director for the CPUC. Mr. Florio’s mood changed drastically later on however, when both Senator Jerry Hill and Assembly Chair Steven Bradford started asking him a whole bunch of crazy questions about knives and swords. To read what happened with that, click on the picture to watch the Youtube video and read my description below. This is what happens when shadow government has it’s way folks, Alice In Wonderland time.

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This guy was some retired electrician and a current IBEW 1245 Union boss, or at least he claimed to be. I couldn’t find his name anywhere on the IBEW Local 1245 website. He was complaining about the safety of workers, workers being forced to falsify records and getting fired “in the field” when they do. Hey, I’m a grown man, if anybody tells me to do anything illegal about the only crime I might commit would be to pop them in the chops! “Forced” to falsify records, give me a break. I spoke to him after the meeting and he tried nine ways from Sunday to convince me that the San Bruno explosion was an accident. He seemed like a shill to me and I walked away while he was still talking.

Union boss, former electrician and now, a shill for PG&E. He tried to convince me that the explosion in San Bruno was a total "accident" by just shaking his head very unconvincingly, with no explanations when questioned. This whole thing was Kabuki.

Union boss (IBEW Local 1245), former electrician and now, a shill for PG&E. He tried to convince me that the explosion in San Bruno was a total “accident” by just shaking his head very unconvincingly, with no explanations when questioned. This whole thing was total Kabuki.

I think this guy was a former board member on some waste water management thing. Anyway, he was criticizing how CPUC commissioners were appointed from among the ranks of PG&E retired executives, and how PG&E's safety practices were imbecilic. How they knew it was time to replace a transformer only because it literally exploded or "blew up". He accused them of being a monopoly and unconcerned with accountability because of that.

I think this guy was a former board member on some waste water management thing. Anyway, he was criticizing how CPUC commissioners were appointed from among the ranks of PG&E retired executives, and how PG&E’s safety practices were imbecilic. How they knew it was time to replace a transformer only because it literally exploded or “blew up”. He accused them of being a monopoly and unconcerned with accountability because of that. Please take note of how the fat security lady is looking at me, they were all doing that (security), especially Assemblymember Steven Bradford (the black guy), who is Chair Assembly of the Utilities & Commerce Committee. Hmmm, now thats an interesting combo, Utilites AND Commerce Committee. I wonder how much of that $3 billion dollars Mrs. Jacqualine Greig saved the ratepayers, came from his pockets? Hmmm…

San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson. Among other things, she was advocating for an independent monitor to watch over the CPUC concerning safety.

San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson. Among other things, she was advocating for an independent monitor to watch over the CPUC concerning safety.

            At first, I did not know about the Subcommittee meeting being held at 10:00am in the State Of California Building, I had been attending a CPUC administrative hearing being held at 9:00am due to a news release published by the City Manager of San Carlos. You see, the only reason that I attempted to go to this CPUC administrative hearing at CPUC Headquarters is because I thought I had already missed the State Senate Subcommittee meeting which had been held in San Carlos with Senator Jerry Hill. What I didn’t know at the time was that there was an additional meeting scheduled just like the one already past, right here in San Francisco. It was a blessing that I just happened upon two helpful employees who had actually known the late Mrs. Greig.

This was the news release that mis-directed me to the CPUC administrative legal hearing instead of the "Big One".

This was the news release that mis-directed me to the CPUC administrative legal hearing instead of the “Big One”.

            Leading up to the administrative hearing misadventure, I had been angry and depressed because I had been purposely delayed by a group of “people” who are harassing me, and my internet service had been purposely severed for five days as well. I thought I had completely missed my one and only chance to speak out in San Carlos due to these reasons. So, I decided to salvage what little I could of the situation by at least attending the CPUC administrative hearing at CPUC Headquarters here in San Francisco, and that was really just a legal proceeding with a Judge, a bunch of lawyers and a PG&E utilities expert witness egghead  (engineer). It was only after having stood along the wall for forty minutes listening to the dry legal jargon there, that I decided maybe I should prepare to hand out my flyers when the time came. They have special rules at the CPUC about handing out flyers, holding up signs etc. due to constant public demonstrations and protests held there by activists like me. I then left the small auditorium and asked an employee outside where the permitted locations were so that I could hand out my flyers at the hearings conclusion.

             Once I showed the employee one of my flyers, he immeadiatly had a change of attitude (from professional to excited) and brought me to see his supervisor without saying another word. Since we were walking away from the auditorim, I became a little worried but soon was put at ease by his supervisor, who also became excited at the sight of the flyer. The supervisor then proceeded to launch into a personal story. He told me that he had known “Jackie” (as he referred to her) and her daughter Janessa very well and that both he and his wife cried profusely when they learned of their deaths. He also told me that he and his family attended the funeral and that it was very, very sad. It was at this point that, standing in front of this man whom I did not know, a total and perfect stranger, that I began to feel extremely humble. Up until this point you see, My pursuit of this issue had pretty much been just that, a somewhat detached moral compunction and was for the most part, necessarily intellectual. Now however, seeing this man and actually hearing the sadness and meloncholy in his voice as he spoke about his now deceased friend “Jackie”, her daughter Janessa and about how talented Janessa had been, that their kids had gone to school with her too, well, it suddenly became very real and very personal.

             I felt like I had been hit with a tonne of bricks. I was overcome with an unsettling and deep sense of both helplessness, reverence and sympathy. Above all, I was uterlly humbled. I felt so sorry for this man and how he and his family’s life had been impacted. I will also admit that for a minute or two, I felt like such a tresspasser, such an interloper. After all, who was I? I had never met any of these people, didn’t know them at all. Who was I to be doing such a thing? That feeling quickly passed however, as I saw the man’s attitude change from one of sadness to that of empowerment when he realized what I was doing. It was replaced by a powerfull sense of responsibility. I had to make sure that I did not let this man down, not to mention Mrs. Greig, her daughter Janessa and all of the other victims as well. The guy looked at me with such hope in his eyes that I felt like I had just been kicked. I am very grateful to those two employees for helping me, none of what you see below would have been available on this blog without their guidance. Thanks so very much guys. Thank you.

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            At the very bottom of this post is the Subcommittee Report that was given to each attendee before entering the meeting along with the above letters. The title is “Slow Progress Toward Safety” and is very critical of what the CPUC has failed to do to improve safety, three years after the explosion. Of course, in my opinion, CPUC policy implementation has little to do with the CPUC rank and file employees who themselves were not appointed by the Governer, such as the late Mrs. Greig. Responsibility for their failure rests at the top, those seated commission members who often have no prior experience related to the administration nor day to day operations of a utility regulatory agency. They usually don’t possess any meaningful training nor skills. As for myself, the Subcommittee report is by default only critical of the “Golden Parachute” bunch at the top.

            This is all just a giant “Red Herring” in my opinion anyway. Instead of focusing on safety (which the lack thereof was not the actual cause of the explosion), the emphasis should be on the intentional criminal murder of the late Mrs. Greig, her daughter Janessa PLUS, the eight other people who were all destroyed by fire. All of these self aggrandizing, sickeningly self promoting public relations hounds, these Senators and Assemblymembers with their “Subcommittees”, CPUC hearings and “Presstitute” media harems, butt kissing reporters (like Tom Vacar of KTVU Channel 2 news and Susan Kennedy of KCBS radio news) are nothing more than diversion and cover for PG&E.

Why both the prosecutor for San Mateo County, District Attorney Mr. Stephen M. Wagstaffe,

San Mateo County District Attorney Mr. Stephen M. Wagstaffe - The San Bruno explosion happened in his immediate jurisdiction. Click to see what he was supposed to do, the step by step proceedure his office claims to use to prosecute crimes, "Orientation to the Criminal Justice System". Humpf...!

San Mateo County District Attorney Mr. Stephen M. Wagstaffe – The San Bruno explosion happened in his immediate jurisdiction. Click to see what he was supposed to do, the step by step proceedure his office claims to use to prosecute crimes, “Orientation to the Criminal Justice System”. Humpf…!

      • Welcome

        Stephen M. Wagstaffe, District Attorney
        Karen Guidotti, Chief Deputy

        I am pleased that you have visited the San Mateo County District Attorney website. We in the District Attorney’s Office are committed to seek justice and accountability for all who violate the law in our county. We also seek to provide assistance for those victimized by criminals. Our efforts to achieve justice will continue to make San Mateo County as safe an environment as possible in which to live and work.”

nor California State Attorney General Ms. Kamala D. Harris pictured below

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California State Attorney General Kamal D. Harris at the El Concilio Spanish Speaking Council in January 2012.

are NOT WILLING TO FILE ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST PG&E is beyond my understanding and reeks of both corruption and collusion. Two tiered justice in it’s most pure form. What morally valid reason could there possibly be for these prosecutors to just lay down on the job? Like spayed dogs before their master? I wonder what type of reward each was given for their complacency?

This is what California State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris’s office is supposed to be about;

      • Mission Statement

        It is our duty to serve our state and work honorably every day to fulfill California’s promise. The Attorney General and our Department’s employees provide leadership, information and education in partnership with state and local governments and the people of California to:

        • Enforce and apply all our laws fairly and impartially.
        • Ensure justice, safety, and liberty for everyone.
        • Encourage economic prosperity, equal opportunity and tolerance.
        • Safeguard California’s human, natural, and financial resources for this and future generations.

            After speaking, I asked Senator Hill & Assemblymember Steven Bradford how they were going to convince state and local prosecutors to charge PG&E with murder and returned to my seat. I was told by Senator Jerry Hill that the statute of limitations had just run out a month prior for both county prosecutor Wagstaffe and state prosecutor Harris and that the case was in the hands of the Federal Government, who have an additional two years to prosecute. I then shouted back from the audience “THERE IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MURDER, THERE IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MURDER!”, twice. Since when has there ever been a statute of limitations on MURDER?! As I have stated time and time again, precedent was set by the Scott Peterson murder case that yes, you can in fact be convicted of murder based purely on circumstantial evidence (no body nor direct physical evidence required) and sentenced to death. A jury of twelve is the fairest, most powerful instrument in the pursuit of justice and can do whatever it wants, despite what some corrupt Judge instructs. It’s called “Jury Nullification“.

            The reason that the law protects and justifies the impunity of a Jury is so that the people have the last word in how justice and our country is run, not wealthy corporations, corrupt bureaucrats and corrupt politicians. WE THE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY AND FINAL SAY, so that our mother’s and their babies don’t have to die at the hands of wanton criminals who only care about profits for shareholders.

            In the case of Peterson, the Jury decided that he was guilty based almost entirely upon the circumstantial evidence placed before it. Were PG&E to have it’s day in front of a similar impartial Jury, with all of the direct, hard physical evidence against them (not to mention all kinds of circumstantial evidence), I can’t see how any other verdict would be reached either.  PG&E will never be put in front of a Jury of twelve people in criminal court however, because they have paid exorbitant protection money to everyone concerned, including the two above. Apparently in “America“, you can pay your way out of murder.

            PG&E is responsible for the death of a child and nine adults, and not one single criminal charge is filed by either of these two?? How disgraceful. Shame on you Ms. Harris and shame on you Mr. Wagstaffe, for dereliction of duty and just being rotten human beings. You have motive (3 billion dollars), opportunity (duh, it exploded under her house) and many bodies. What more do you need?? They are going to wait for sooo long that the case will be as cold as those bodies and just as dead.

Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications Website

Welcome page for the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications Website

            California State Senator Mr. Jerry Hill of the Thirteenth Senate District, Chairman of the “Subcommittee On Gas And Electric Infrastructure Safety” is also a member of the following committee, theSenate Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications. They meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9:30 A.M. in Room 3191 at the California State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814. Their phone number is (916) 651-4107. I just may hop on the “Gray Dog” one of these days and attend a meeting or two.

2013 Subcommittee report that was handed out just prior to the meeting and is critical of the CPUC. Entitled "Slow Progress Toward Safety:", click on the picture to download the actual report in .pdf format from the SEUC Senate website. Below is an explanation of the memorial to the late Mrs. Jacqueline Greig and her deceased thirteen year old daughter, Janessa.

2013 Subcommittee report that was handed out just prior to the meeting and is critical of the CPUC. Entitled “Slow Progress Toward Safety:”, click on the picture to download the actual report in .pdf format from the SEUC Senate website. Below is an explanation of the memorial for the late Mrs. Jacqueline Greig and her now deceased thirteen year old daughter, Janessa.

“ABOUT THE COVER: The bench and tree pictured on the cover, located in the northeast corner of the California Public Utilities Commission’s central courtyard, are memorials dedicated by Commission staff to the memory of the victims of the San Bruno explosion.”

“A plaque on the bench states,

Dedicated to those
who lost their lives
and all those forever touched
by the natural gas pipeline explosion
in San Bruno on September 9, 2010″

“The tree was dedicated specifically to the memory of Jacqueline Greig and her thirteen year-old daughter Janessa. Jacki had worked at the Commission for twenty-one years.”

“A plaque on the tree planter states;

In Memory of
our friend and colleague
Jacki Greig
and her daughter
Janessa
Never to be forgotten
September 9, 2010″

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The All Star Activist

The All Star Activist

Today I Filed A Complaint For Murder

This is the card that Officer Haggarty gave me after we spoke. On  11-19-13 I will be able to obtain an official San Bruno Police report.

This is the card that Officer Haggarty gave me after we spoke. On 11-19-13 I will be able to obtain an official San Bruno Police report.

This is a facsimile of the San Bruno Police Department's online form, which I submitted today, 11-13-13 at approximately 4:00 pm.

This is a facsimile of the San Bruno Police Department’s online form, which I submitted today, 11-13-13 at approximately 4:00 pm.

Second page of complaint.

Second page of complaint.

Blog article (may contain dis-info) p.1 also submitted. Officer Haggarty strongly disagree's with this being a drone strike, as do I. Other pertinent points however. It was hard to find Web info that stated the painfully obvious such as this.

Blog article (may contain dis-info) p.1., also submitted with complaint. Officer Haggarty strongly disagree’s with this being a drone strike, as do I. The article makes other pertinent points however. It was hard to find Web info that stated the painfully obvious, such as this.

Last page of the blog article and the end of my complaint.

Last page of the blog article and the end of my complaint.

           I was finally able to make my way down to the San Bruno Police Department today to file an official complaint of intentional homicide, also known as first degree murder. I called the station before making the trip as their website states that you must speak to an officer before making a report. I assumed this to mean that complaints are evaluated for probable cause prior to being accepted however, I am only guessing. I also practice open carry of a knife and wanted to make sure that I would not be breaking any laws were I to bring it. I was told to consult professional legal advice by the department staff person. I left the knife at home. I open carry due to ongoing “Gangstalking” activity brought on by my activism. Speaking truth to power is lethal these days.

            Thankfully, BART lets you off right in front of the San Bruno Police Station, at the San Bruno BART Station. I was relieved to discover this as the area is somewhat rural and I do not feel safe when so isolated. There were individuals whom I deemed to be suspicious on the way over but since BART has so many cameras I felt confident enough to make the trip alone. Really, I had no choice since I needed official documentation attesting to the fact that a complaint had been filed and I was now a party to the case. In the past, I have encountered limitations when seeking information related to investigations that were active and ongoing, when I had no official involvement in them. By filing this complaint I hope to have removed some future obsticals that would have otherwise left me unable to be a participant and possibly even an observer. Now when conducting research, attending hearings etc, I can present this complaint if ever challenged as to what my status is as a party of interest. It was also something that I felt I needed to do based purely on moral imperitive anyway. One more voice adding to the outcry for justice. I would have done it for that reason alone.

            Everyone at the San Bruno Police Department was courteous and professional, I detected no insincerty whatsoever, only the desire to serve a member of the public. I did however, register a reaction of surprise in those officers whom I told what I was doing, but EVERY officer and person I have told has given me the same response, usually followed by thoughtful contemplation.  My encounter with Officer Haggarty was no different.

            I did admit to him that I felt somewhat uncomfortable since I had no actual involvement in the case, had never met Mrs. Greig and did not know her family, but he assured me that members of the public should speak up when they feel the need to do so. He was very nice and assured me that the matter was under active Federal investigation but that he could not discuss any details, that he himself felt very strongly about the case since he grew up not far from where the explosion happened. He then told me that prosecutors were waiting to see how all of the ongoing proceedings turned out before any possible charges might be filed. I of course understood that. I then told Officer Haggarty that I had been down to visit the CPUC and had spoken with people (one person actually) who had known the victim Mrs. Greig. Again, he seemed mildly surprised. I also informed him that I planned to attend the November 18th administrative hearing at CPUC headquarters in San Francisco, which he acknowledged.

            Officer Haggarty then asked me if I had any material information that I could provide him with, to which I was forced to respond “No, I don’t, but I sure wish that I did.” Finally, I asked for some form of reciept or acknowledgement for my complaint and visit. Officer Haggarty then told me to wait while he went to go get it. In short order he returned and presented me with the above card. I then apologized for taking up his time and he somewhat irritably responded that it was alright. Having dealt with quite a few officers before, I took this to be disapointment over an unproductive lead. I believe he really wanted me to be able to provide him with information that would have advanced his case. Sorry about that Officer Haggarty, I sincerely wish I did have something of more value to contribute beyond that of a concerned citizen. Perhaps that will change in the future as things progess and a bone or two can be unearthed.

            As I have stated before, this explosion has bothered me from the very start and after learning of Mrs. Greig and her family’s tragedy, I have been tormented. The devoloping tyranny that we see emerging in our society today is truly frightening and harkens back to the darkest periods of the 1930’s. In actuallity, the dictators of those days would probably have been green with envy over the capabilities of the state we have today. I see Mrs. Greig’s and her daughter Janessa’s plight as a most grievous wound on the face of our crumbling democracy. When corporations can so easily terrify and erase those endeavoring to preserve our rights as citizens and consumers, we should all be clamoring to their defense, especially in death. I am willing to be such a one, even if I am the only one. Make no mistake about it, I am feeling the heat for it too. For me, it simply boils down to this. A statement was made that day on September 9th, 2010, that even the sanctity of mother and child was not enough to stand in the way of profits. How low can you go? I simply cannot in good conscience just sit idley by as some monstrous force in our midst has it’s way. I may not see the whole of this particular monster clearly just yet, but the trail of blood is all too bright. As long as I can be called an American and do consider myself to be a patriot, I must do SOMETHING, ANYTHING that I can. Today was that day, with hopefully more to come. In that spirit hopefully, I will not be alone. Anyone care to join me? Anyone care to support Officer Haggarty and his investigation for the sake of us all? For Mrs. Greig and her daughter? Their surviving family? Anyone?

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The All Star Activist

        My name is Eldon James Brown and I am seeking justice and accountability for former California Public Utilities Commission Ratepayer Advocate Mrs. Jacqueline Greig and her daughter Janessa, I am urgently asking for your help.

        I am just an ordinary citizen with very little resources, but what I do have is a single voice and a passion for championing those who are unable to do so for themselves. Ever since I read the story of Mrs. Jacqueline Greig and her now deceased beautiful daughter Janessa, I have been driven to speak out concerning what I consider to be, a murder. The circumstances surrounding the September 9, 2010 massive natural gas explosion have always struck me as odd, being that Pacific Gas & Electric has a history of unethical activities in the past. The more research I conducted, the more convinced that I became that this was in fact, a crime.

        Considering the rather obvious circumstances that Mrs. Jacqueline Greig was a CPUC Ratepayer Advocate who’s job it was to defend the public’s tax dollars from excessive  overcharging at the hands of PG&E; and that all too ironically, Mrs. Greig  was listed as a member of the natural gas committee on the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, I think that this may have been homicide. Mrs. Greig had the respect of her fellow CPUC co-workers as well as the activists in her community, this leads me to believe that she was a thorn in the side of one of the most well funded and politically connected utilities in the country. She would not have been the first to fall victim to the greed and power embodied in large utilities such as this one,”Karen Gay Silkwood” (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) immediately comes to mind.

        It is my sincere hope that should I not be able to continue my advocacy for the late Mrs. Greig and her daughter, a person of moral character with belief in the virtues of truth  would carry on for me. Any assistance toward the effort to find justice for Mrs. Greig and her daughter would be greatly appreciated. Please understand, this is not a plea for money. Any technical advice, journalistic experience and or professional legal assistance would be of the utmost value. Please also publicize this blog on any social media that you may utilize such as Twitter, Facebook etc. as sunshine is the best friend of truth. You may of course post your comments and thoughts as often as you like however, constructive ideas and sentiments are favored most. You may also contact me personally through my email below and my main blog, The All Star Activist. Thank you and God bless.

Eldon James Brown

http://allstaractivist.wordpress.com/

derlowen@hotmail.com

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        This is my main blog, The All Star Activist, and is where my life is primarily chronicled. I started The All Star Activist blog to display the conditions of the 107 year old dilapidated SRO (Single Residence Occupancy) slum hotel in which I reside. At first I had intended the blog to strictly be about my activism concerning the hotel however, the stories and content that I now post has necessarily expanded and evolved. Because the story of Jacqueline and her daughter Janessa bothered me so much and kept popping into my consciousness so frequently, I would find myself weaving their plights into stories that really didn’t address the issue properly. So, that was when I decided to go all in and create a forum that was completely devoted to what I believe really happened to them since they deserve nothing less. I so hope that those responsible do not get away with this abominable crime and sin and are eventually made accountable for what they have done to these two innocents.

        I feel this blog is particularly poignant with the recent news story of Miriam Carey getting executed on October 5, 2013 for running away from a Washington DC police barricade, while her one year old daughter had to watch her mother die. It would seem that it is becoming “open season” on mothers with their daughters now by the authoritarians and wealthy elites. After all, what better way to perfectly express Satan’s rising dominance of humanity than to perpetrate the most egregious and heinous of acts, the killing of the most vulnerable and sacrosanct, represented no better than in the life affirming relationship between a mother and her child.

The main blog of Eldon James Brown (me) - The All Star Activist.

The main blog of Eldon James Brown (me) – The All Star Activist.