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Catching up with Hayward, and the HayWord

Perhaps you noticed, perhaps you didn’t, but I was on leave all last week. I’m getting caught up on goings on and have yet to watch the school board meeting replay.

But I did get a couple of e-mails regarding the start of the school year. There’s some concern over the larger class sizes, and some over lack of maintenance. I’d like to hear more — what have you seen so far this year, students, parents and teachers?

And it’s nice to see how popular the comment section has become!

Eric Kurhi

  • John W. Kyle

    To author of # 50 above:

    Temous omnia revelat….. time reveals all things.
    Te nosce…. know thyself.

    That is ‘latin jive’ as that blog character, Obama new age, described it….

    and while enduring that, learn the difference between freedom of speech and license. see definition of license #3a, as seen in Merriam Webster’s collegiate dictionary.

    Having meditated on the above, you might come around to apoligize for your reference to me as ‘a bully’ when I dealt with the “Obama new age” assaults upon reputation and character of Mr. Armas.

  • John W. Kyle

    with reference to #51 above….. See tempus rather than temous……. o and p are too c;ose on the keyboard….. sorry!

  • obama newage

    Oh no you didnt? Hello Mr. Kyle why you keep on keeping on with my name. You just keep on bringing me back are you afraid of the truth. Look it here again.
    JESUS ARMAS is a very poor school board member he is just a rubberstamper..You forget his wife works as the HR director for the district. Mr. Armas is in the clubhouse you know what I mean… Mr. Armas reminds me of someone I know that talks just to hear himself talk. He saids nothing when he speaks he is better for him not to talk he shows he really knows nothing. Now I see why Hayward has been doing bad all these years for someone like him as a city manager. Vote for MS. Walker or Mr. Fitzpatrick.

    Mr. Kyle why you keep on using jive latin I thoughts you gave that up long time ago. You are just another bully in your bully pulpit but i sees you are loosing this pulpit to a very intelligent lady Ms. Booth.
    Ms. Booth your a smart a lady and the smartest person in here thank you for all your blogs please dont stop I read all you write. Don’t let anyone bully you you just keep writing and we all keep reading what you write. That man is just a stalker to keep hounding you family like that you need to call the police cause if I ever see him near my daughter or grandchildren home droping off letters I will call the police. Stalker is as stalker does..you know what I mean… is scary that a stalker knows your address…Please call the police when you feel threat cause I have before with weirdos that are around my family..especialy since too much crime in Hayward.
    Oh again Mr. Armas is no good for anything in Hayward… take that Mr. Kyle

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Dear Obama Newage,

    I hope that what I am about to say does not offend you but I must post my thoughts about Mr. Armas and provide you with some of the history in HUSD.

    First as a city manager Mr. Armas did many positive things for Hayward, his skills with personnel were very strong and over all I believe Hayward had good outcomes for its citizens and business owners. I actually believe his skill set would have been much better utilized had he been hired as the superintendent for HUSD. However, his skills as a manager did not do him well in transitioning into a school board member. He was unfamiliar with all of the federal and state regulations that control how school districts do business, there is no room for wheeling and dealing.

    With respect to his “conflict of interest”, HUSD board policy and state regulations allow him to become a trustee if his spouse has worked in the district for more than, I believe one year. So yes it is legal. The question is, is it ethical? All may draw their own conclusions regarding that question.

    Now for the HUSD history….Board of Education members have traditionally had spouses or other close family relatives working as employees during their time as board members.
    1.The Respected Mr. Frumpkin’s “ex” was an employee when he became a trustee and continued to work for HUSD for several years after.
    2. Trustee Al Lepore’s son Larry worked for HUSD in maintenace and, either during or soon after his father left the board, became the head of M&O.
    3. Numerous board members and administrators within HUSD used the summer youth employment program in the district to place children, grandchildren and other relatives in working positions at the district. Additonally some relatives of board members worked as substitute teachers and in other capacities while they were serving on the board of education.

    So this practice of relatives and board members being connected to HUSD at the same time is a longterm practice and one that I don’t think will end any time soon. It is an ethically questionable practice, but unfortunately it “passes muster” leagally.
    I hope this bit of information/history helps you to understand what is referred to as “past practices” in HUSD.

  • qodrn

    I am curious. Let’s say someone living at the school gets shot or injured in the performance of his/her duties that will result in permanent disability. Who pays for those costs?

  • John W. Kyle

    Odrn;

    Think about workman’s FCompensation. It is I beluve a requirement of employers to provide such coverage. Fire, police, bank tellers, roofers etc…… premiums paid by employers are predicated upon the ‘risk factors’ applicable to the varuious forms of labor.

    Fire and police are high risk jons; outside their wo=rkman’s comp coverage, many seek higher amounts of life insurance annd in thosed insances, police and firefighters are classified qs being in high risk occupations and therefor pay higher premiums to protect their families…. tgus higher wages are given by their employers.

  • John W. Kyle

    Obama new age;

    Ignorantia non excusat…. “ignorance does not excuse’ your slanderous remarks about Mr. Armas. You do not comprehend the difference between ‘fres speach’ and ‘license’!
    I suspect that you believe Latinos are ‘taking too large a piece of the pie’

    Again I suggest tou consult your religious advisor or a Psychiatrist. With their help, you might eventuaste to the point that you become a good citizen.

    While I have your attention, you advised back in late March, right after Mr. Armas was appointed to the vacancy left behind by Ms. Sarh Gonzales, that you had moved to Oakland….. but more recently you advised of intention to vote here in Hayward. Is there a legal problem that you might soon debvelop in your voting activity? You goota be careful that you do not ruin your reputation !

  • John W. Kyle

    Qdrn.

    The site resident program at Longwood school has been dismantled in order to complete installation of another ‘parents center’

    Now that the gates are to be opened between 10:00 An and 3:00 Pm od Saturdays and Sundays, as a means of providing an acticity area in size better related to the population of Longwood Winton Grove as suggested by Park and Recreation area set asides established by City of Hayward, thewre will be relief of the shortage of Park Space in this neighborhood. ( Forget Kennedy Park….. the now very heavy vehicular traffic along West A St AND hESPERIAN bLVD, ( tHANKS TO LOSS OF 238 BYPASS) PRECLUSES USE BY LOCAL CHILDREN, WHO IN ANY EVENT WOULD BE COMPETING WITH THOSE WHO COME FROM OUT OFD THE AREA TO ENJOY hard’S MONEY MAKING OPERATION SEEN WITH THE TRAIN, mERRY GO rOUND ETC..tHE FAMILIES SENDING KIDS TO lONGWOOD SCHOOL IN A VERY LARGE SENSE, ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD THE MONEY NEEDED TO KEEP A KID AT kENNEDY pARK.

    nOW THE PROBLEM IS THAT SINCE THE NEED FOR A PARENTS SENTER HAS ‘BOOTED THE SITE RESIDENT, THERE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN OVERSIGHT IF THE NEED FOR ADULT SUOPERVISION IF NOT PRESENCE IN CASE OF PHYSICAL INJURY.

    i AM TOLD THAT tv CAMERAS ARE IN PLACE….. BUT HOW MANY TV MONITORS ARE ON CONSTANCE OBSERVANCE OF THE PLAYGROUND AND WILL THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIME BE WELL SERVED?

    nEW PRINCIPAL AND AN ENTIRELY NEW TEACHING STAFF ARE NOW IN PLACE AT lONGWOOD SCHOOL….. BUT NO NEW SIRE RESIDEN BECAUSE OF THE RULES KLAID DOWN ABOUT THE NEED FOR A SERVICE CENTER AND SINCE THERE ARE NO AVAILABLE CLASSROOMS, ( bUSES DELIVER KIDS TO ASSURE THAT LONGWOOD COMPETES WITH cHERRYLAND AS THE LARGEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENTOLLMENTS. WHERE ALL THE OTHER SCHOOLS HAD A CLASSROOM AVAILABLE FOR USE AS A ‘PARENTS CENTER’ lONGWOOD DID NOT. 300 YARDS AWAY SITS THE HELEN TURNER SCHOOL, used as a day care center ???

    tHE MOYIVATION …. A VERY LARGE GARANT FROM A CONTRIBUTOT=5R WHO LAID DOWN CONDITIONS FOR YTHE GIFT… WITHOUT FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE lONGWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEMS.

    aNYWAY, WHEN i PRESSED FOR THE sITE RESIDENT i HAD ENVISIONED USE OF THAT PERSON AS OBSERVER AND FIRST RESPONDOR TO INJURY…… NOW WHAT, I DO NOT KNOW!

  • obama newage

    Look it here small man… Stop using jive latin and stop using jive arguments to make your jive points. Mr. Kyle your post blogs are slanderoes and insulting and bullying.

    As I said look it here you all Armas is a lousy school board member he really does not know what he is doing and now i now why cause as Ms. Booth was saying he has no clues on school business and that makes sense. Your boy Armas that makes no sense when he speaks needs to go and needs to take your silent genius Simms with him.

    And can you please stop asking around my daughters neighborhood if there is a mom with children and a grandmother in Oakland that does not like Armas. I think you are stalking again. If I find out is you I am calling the police. You are a very little man.

    Pay attention little man Mr. Armas is in the clubhouse you know what I mean… He is the only one one the board with a wife on the district working personnel manager and that is not ethical and I still think is corruption.

    If your family is on payroll of the district and you are on the school board then you are in the clubhouse …you know what I mean….no matter ethical or legal..you are in the clubhouse..

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Dear Obama Newage,

    If indeed you believe that someone is coming into your daughter’s neighborhood and seeking information about her, her children, or you YOU MUST, FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION, CALL THE POLICE. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF IT IS WHO YOU SUSPECT. STALKING, BY ANYONE, FOR ANY REASON IS A CRIMINAL ACT.

    ASKING NEIGHBORS FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION REGARDING YOU OR YOUR FAMILY, REQUIRES THAT THE PERSON HAVE IDENTIFICATION AND HAS A LEGAL RIGHT TO INQUIRE.

    NO ONE IS IMMUNE TO THE LAW, NO MATTER WHAT THEIR PURPOSE MAY BE TO GAIN INFORMATION;

    REPORT THIS IMMEDIATELY. I WORRY FOR YOU AND YOURS.

  • John W. Kyle

    Obama new age; Arfter reasing tour scribbels with all that wit and understanding of local politics displayed by yourself, I can understand why you were unable to make it into the role of President of The Hayward Chapter of the NAACP. You would have embarassed the community. You would never have qualified for that “Club House!”

    Who were you rooring for to take the seat now occupied by Mr. Armas? You did not start contributing to the blog, if you can call any of your trash mouth activity a contribution.

    You publicly insinuate that I have been asking around your neighborhood … I will file a complaint with the Daily Review…. you are not a decent person and your attempt to sully my name will bre brought to the attention of law enforcement as well as Daily Review!

    Nice thought that you aoppear to admit living in Oakland where you intend to vote for Armas….. you violate election law with that one!

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Obama Newage:

    Please I urge you to do whatever is necessary to protect you and your family. Do not let anyone change your mind with threats or anything else. It is up to the police to determine if your fears and suppositions are valid.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Obama Newage;

    I don’t believe that you directly accused anyone of committing the act of stalking and what your posting said does not rise to the level of a prosecutable issue. So far you have done an excellent job of avoiding responding to trash talk from others who may choose to voice their opinions on this blog. Continue to do so and you will walk on the right side of life.

  • John W. Kyle

    Booth,

    You admit not having presented yourself to take the NBar exam…..yet you offer advice and counsel in a very serious matter4….. I intend to seek legal counsel as soon as I return from out of town visit.

    I believe your name worthy of discussion when visiting legal counsel.

    Enough of your meddling when you too fail understanding of the difference between freedom of speech and license!

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    John Kyle,

    You do not scare me in the least with your threats. I did not give legal advice, I simply encouraged a community member to seek assistance if they felt that their personal safety or that of their family was at risk. To simply say I did not think what this person’s fears or suppostitins were was not an act worthy of police investegations is no more than an opinion. I offered no legal advice, you idiot!!!!

    If you wish to waste money seeking a way to silence me and my opinions John Kyle…go for it. In no way did I use lisencious language in my posting. Good trip and good luck in your latest venture to become King of the HayWord blog.

    By the way, when you meet with this attorney, be sure to get the spelling of my name correctly, I wouldn’t want any other person being spoken of or reported by you to suffer your endless pursuit of Kingdom.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Mr. Kuhri,

    When I first began reading and then posting on this blog I thought it was a way for people who share a common interest in HUSD’s sad state of affairs to communicate.

    I believed it was a place where poster’s could share opinions,share frustrations, make observations, seek information, ask questions,share ideas and give suggestions in a small attempt to find ways to help solve some of the problems in HUSD.

    Instead, one individual,in particular, has and is using it as a personal vehicle to denegrate people’s postings, make personal attacks on their intellect and mental stability, divulge personal information, refer to family members not posting on this site, threaten with references to legal actions..just to name a few.

    If, indeed, this blog is to be a way for the greater Hayward community to communicate, it is failing. I will admit that I cannot ignore personal attacks on me or my family, or tasteless and hurtful comments about other posters, and have at time monopolized this space to refute or rebuke this individual. For the most part I have attempted to deal with issues that directly relate to HUSD and the students.

    I ask you to consider if this is really the place for one individual to find their path to Pack Leader of The HayWord blog. If you cannot find some way to limit such behavior I believe that eventually this voice for the community will simply be eliminated from their list of resources. I hope that some modicum of civility will be your goal so that this valuable resource may continue.

  • Lucy’s Mom

    Dear Mr. Kurhi,

    I would appreciate if you can enlighten us on this matter. I like this forum, with one exception. I, as many others probably do, tried to ignore “his” comments. I may not contribute to the blog with much, but I take a lot. I appreciate the stimulating dialog, and would like to continue participating or simply reading, however, as this blogger continue his harassment to other participants, my interest diminishes. Please do something about this unsupportable situation. Thank you.

  • qodrn

    Well, I just delved into the agenda for HUSD and under tutors I find two persons with the last name of Armas who have been hired for positions in the school district. If one of these people is Mrs. Armas, she should not as a supervisor be getting paid extra to help the students out. I don’t know who this other Armas is, but it would be interesting to see who hired this person and how. Gosh, I only looked at the first part of the agenda.

  • Lucy’s Mom

    As Mrs. Booth mentioned in a previous posting, nothing is new in regards of employing relatives, most likely the tutors are related to the Armas family. Cozy. Maybe the Armas are close friends of the leadership at that school. HUSD seems to be one big happy family!

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    to Qodrn and Lucy’s Mom,

    Qodrn, you beat me to the punch! Yes, I believe those two Armas names belong to Mr.& Mrs. Jesus Armas, unless I am hallucinating, they are their children.

    Again, legal? Technically. Ethical? It sure doesn’t feel like it. It almost smacks of arrogance, since sevral community members and Mr. Reynoso have shown so much concern over a conflict of interest in board members and HUSD employees being related. I’ll be curious to see if anybod raises this at Wednesday’s meeting.

    By the way did anybody look at the minutes? I think the DO needs to buy some new software, it seems that the button for spell/grammar check does not exist on the computer used for typing the minutes. It is a very poor example of an educational institution to have is official minutes contain so many careless errors. This is especially true since our English teachers and classroom teachers expend so much effort teaching the standards in spelling, proper word usage and puctuation. WHERE ARE THE “STANDARDS” FOR MATERIALS PUBLISHED BY THE DO?

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    To K. Rocchio and others,

    I finally received a response from the First Amendment Coalition regarding the boards “bundling” of agenda items not contained in the consent calendar section.

    According to the Coalition, unless the board’s bylaws specifically state they may “bundle” regular action items they cannot do it.

    Additionally, if the “bundling” in any way prevented the community from commenting on the item it was a violation of the Brown Act, Public Meeting Law.

    In the case of 2 of the three items that were bundled, unless there were speaker cards submitted prior to the item, as in the case of the Adult School Calendar, the general audience was prevented from commenting on the other two items in the “bundle”.

    As is often the case, members of the public listen to the Administrative presentation, the board questions and then decide they want to comment on an item and they submit a comment card during the discussion. Since there was no presentation and no board questions/discussion, anyone present could not submit a card “on the spot” to speak…thus eliminating public participation and violating the Brown Act.

    So for what it is worth, once again the public was excluded from the proces and denied an understanding of the item.

  • K Rocchio

    It’s been a busy weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed some time off with their families.

    To Lucy’s Mom – Regarding Parent Centers – I am really holding out hope. I remember the Board Meeting last year when we found out there was $250,000 “carved out” for these rooms and now with the AmeriCorps Grant in the amount of $1.2 million HUSD has made a commitment to have matching funds. Perhaps someone can clarify for me … Grant of $1.2 million over 3 years equals $400,000/year. HUSD must match funds to qualify. When this was approved 2 weeks ago the discussion stated that the District would be able to match $400,000 by the 3rd year. Don’t we have to match the $400,000 each year? Is there really this much funding going to the Categorical Fund Parent Involvement? The Parent Centers I have seen sit empty about 90% of the time. I’ve also heard of knitting classes, jewelry making, etc. taking place in these rooms. I would be interested to hear if any school has seen an increase in parent involvement that warrants this type of spending.

    Kathi Booth – thank you for your follow-up. While I was unable to attend the last Board Meeting, I had voiced my concerns to the Trustees via email prior to the meeting. This rarely generates any sort of response, but at least it makes me feel I have been able to “speak”. I only wish more members of the community would share their concerns and suggestions. However, what I see instead are families fleeing our schools in search of better opportunities for their children. Sad, but true.

    I would love to hear how any of the candidates following this forum feel about the Parent Centers, truancy, Board conduct, etc.

  • qodrn

    If we are going to bundle stuff, why have a meeting at all? Just have the board rubber stamp it and go on…

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Well I was not sure if I was watching a board meeting or a reality tv program last night. If one was able to sift through the bashing and smashing between board members and really contemplate what was being discussed, they may have found some bits of information. I must admit it was a painful process for the viewers.

    To Ms. Rocchio,
    Thank you for raising the issue of the conduct of the board members as it relates to the impression that is given to our students. If I interpreted your comments correctly, I believe that you chastized them as a whole group, and if that is the case, then I support your views completely. For while Mr. Reynoso’s outbursts and argumentative and caustic style seems to dominate, the rest of those sitting as elected officials do not have “clean hands”.

    As a “compulsive viewer” I am able to observe the entire board, and quite frankly they ALL need some lessons in proper decorum. Not only are they rude to each other, they are rude to the public.
    To carry on side conversations while the public, or a colleague is speaking is an unacceptable practice and delivers the message that “they/I am not interested in what you have to contribute”.
    To roll ones eyes or blatantly laugh during the comments of a colleague or a member of the public is rude.
    For the president of the board to constantly talk over a colleague’s comments and engage in a “tit for tat” is unprofessional.
    To make snide and demeaning comments regarding a fellow colleague is unprofessional and unbecoming.
    For 3 of the board members to walk out of the meeting during the “board comments” of one member is rude and childish behavior.
    It is clear to me that the current president of the board, has often allowed the superintendent to direct him in conducting the meeting. Which is why I beleve that the superintendent should be seated separate from the board as a whole.
    SUCH BEHAVIOR IS CHILDISH! It is not good role modeling for our youth.

    I will be curious to see the minutes of this most recent meeting. The board voted on a motion regarding corrections to the minutes that DID NOT CONTAIN THE WORDS OF THE MAKER,AND CHANGED THE INTENT OF THE MAKER’S MOTION. As a viewer and a member of the public, I am now confused…does the requirement to correct the minutes in written form pertain to the public or is it still a requirement for board members only?? When the board votes on a motion that contains a clerk’s edited version of the maker’s words is it binding? Did Mr. Armas change his mind about his motion and somehow send a message to the clerk to indicate she could edit his words?

    I realize that the above is just a minor bleep in the entire meeting but I am concerned that HUSD is not following Roberts Rules of Order. I thought that a motion must be recorded using the exact words of the maker. Somebody help me with answers to my questions please.

  • K Rocchio

    Kathi,
    I was absolutely addressing the entire Board, as well as the Superintendent. I was embarrassed for each of them. Any Trustee who sits silently by and allows this behavior to continue, or rolls their eyes or thinks “not me” is equally responsible. They are one panel that represents HUSD and it reflects poorly on each member. I know that it is difficult not to get caught up in the moment during a heated debate, but please conduct your business with integrity. Your points above are well made.

    As I pointed out last night, and I would imagine Mr. Kurhi witnessed this as well, the students were watching. A few were taking notes and when the banter started with the first agenda item they literally appeared stunned at what they were hearing. I hate to think that the adults in the community have come to expect nothing more from this governing body, but to see it through the eyes of a child it was very revealing.

    I did have to leave early, so I will check on the other comments once I am able to see the remainder of the meeting. Did any candidate speak other than Audie Bock? I know there were a few in the room.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    To K. Rocchio,
    No other candidate spoke last night. Perhaps they were as confused as everyone else.
    Ms. Freddye Davis spoke at the end of the meeting and essentially tore into Mr. Reynoso, as if he were the only person acting in an inapproprite way. She threatened to bring other community members to take him on also. Then under board comments, Armas and Frumpkin thanked her so much for her support and encouraged the public to come and voice their objections too.
    It’s as if they cannot leave their dislikes for Mr. Reynoso at the door. Personally, I fault Mr. Frumpkin for not being able to keep himself under check. I have sent numerous, unanswered, letters to him reminding him that it takes two to cause the chaos that occurs during the meetings. Additionally, I have stressed what poor role models he and his colleagues are.
    I have pointed out that he lets his absolute “hatred” for Mr. Reynoso interfere with his role as the president. His desires to make Mr. Reynoso look the fool by lecturing him and “educating” about the business of education, in tones that imply Mr. Reynoso is ignorant, are as uncalled for as anything Mr. Reynoso says or does.

    Ms. Duran, Ms. Herredia, Mr. Armas and Ms. Sims are very good examples of passive aggressiveness.

    Fihnally, does anyone know when there will be an update regarding the budget and where HUSD is in reducing the deficit that is leading to state take over? There was no mention of it during the meeting last night. Has the problem somehow gone away?

  • Michael Moore

    I see no mention in Hayword about the election in San Leandro. There was a candidates meet and greet on Wednesday and no coverage. What gives?

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    To Michael Moore:
    This blog covers the greater Hayward community. If you are looking for info on San Leandro I suggest that you ask Mr. Kuhri for some assistance. On the other hand if you need to see a school district that functions worse than yours, welcome and enjoy the postings.

  • John W. Kyle

    Blog Readers;

    Ain’t it amazing…. here it is just 0:40 am By my watch and I discover that the ‘DOMINATOR’ HAS POSTED NO LESS THAN 27 ITEMS TO THE BLOG SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER….. I LOST COUNT IN AUGUST BUT KNOW THAT IT EAQSILY EXCEEDED A DOZEN BY MID-AUGUST.

    ONE WONDERS ABOUT HOW SHE FINDS TIME TO LIGHT UP ANOTHER CIGARETTE….???

  • John W. Kyle

    BLOG READERS… SUCH A LONG POST AT # 79 AND MY HASTE SAW AN ERROR THE TIME I COMMENCED WRITING THAT WAS AT 9:40 am NOT 0:40…

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    Welcome back John W. Kyle…

    I suggest you watch the repeat of the last board meeting. You have now become the subject of a “complaint” for your behavior in your neighborhood.

    Until such time as the other people communicating on this blog say that the Dominator, as you choose to refer to me, needs to cease posting I will continue to provide information and opinions.

  • John W. Kyle

    i WAYTCHED AS WELL AS HEARD…..

    HAD YOU BOTHRED TO READ THAT WHICH i SENT YOUR HUSBAND, YOU MIGHT HAVE LEARNED WHAT THAT IS AKLL ABOUR AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SAVED YOURSELRF THE EMRassment of ptroving that which I said abiout your attempt to be dominant in aklkl matters invoving HUSD.

    ASs to any other readers of your post # 81 above that makes it #28 for the nonth of September. I hope your ash tray supply is sufficient to permit you to protect your home from fire mishap! to say nothing of your husband’s health.

  • obama newage

    Ms. Booth I like your blogs keep writing. Don’t care if you write millions your writing is very smart. ms. Booth what hapens now that the California Attorney general said that Mr. Armas as a board member can’t have his family working for the school district? Why did the school board put Armas in there whene the law said not to do that when his wife was working there and now when i watch the video his son and daughter were hired to work for the district now that sounds lawless

    Mr. Kyle grow up little man stop harasing Ms. Booth and her family. God is watching you behave..you all know what I mean……Oh and Jesus Armas is a lousy know nothign board you know what I mean…you need to train your boy Mr. Armas on how to be on the board and not keep hiring his relatives.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    So clever you are!!!!! Such a comedic sense you have. Are you practicing for Last Comic Standing????? Just watch the board replay…..Now I have posted 29 times. You poor pathetic representative of the Catholic/Christian community. Remember the verse/quote “Love thy neighbor as thyself”? You must really hate yourself lately.

  • John W. Kyle

    The ‘judge’ has nothing to do in the way of housework? ….such an imperious, judgemental and wasted life….

  • Fernando Hernandez

    I’m not sure what is worse,
    The board of education meeting or the “dialogue” going on here,

    I for one, will stop visiting until such a time when the postings go back to the important issues,

  • John W. Kyle

    Mr. Hernandez;

    Good for you! Where have you been?

    See # 59 above by ‘Obama new age’ who falsely accusesme of ‘stalkintg her daughter! The lady is ending me to a law office appointment in near future!

    Neither obama new age nor k. Booth have taken the challenge of presenting an answer to this questiohn; Do you understand the difference betqween ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘License’?

    Obama new age has since the appointment of Mr.Armas accused him of all sorts of illicit activity…… Armas apparently wired his appointment through ‘membership in a club’ Booth defends # 59…. on what basis? As a person who did not take the bar exam after’earning a law degree’ she practices law in support of Obama new age, by proscri9bing actions to be taken against me!

    In the meantime my effort to see creation of a ‘town hal’ meetimng goes into stagnation because of the false accustaio!

    Mr. Kurhi’s bosses are dragging their feet on a decision about certain entries placed in the blog!

  • Norm D Plume

    Mr Kyle – is chasing people away from this blog is your objective then it appears you are achieving your goal. Why does it matter to you how many times anyone posts. Perhaps Mr. Kyle Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum – The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet

  • Norm D. Plume

    Mr Kyle – is chasing people away from this blog is your objective then it appears you are achieving your goal. Why does it matter to you how many times anyone posts. Perhaps Mr. Kyle Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum (The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet – see you’re not the only one who knows latin jive)

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    To Fernando Hernandez,

    If you can wade through the sludge you will find many good ideas from contributors as well as some opinions and observations.

    Many of us have attempted to refrain from responding to Mr. Kyle, however his personal attacks and his release of personal information, have caused me to respond, in my last posting, in a less than curteous manner.

    I certainly hope that you will find the time to contribute to the blog. I, and I am sure others, would like to hear from you.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this response.

  • John W. Kyle

    To all my critics…. bring your attention to the efforts of Obama New Age wyhose scribbles go beyond decency when she cast muich in the way of negative remarks about Mr. Armas…… the woman does not understand the difference between Freedom of speech and License……. no one contrubuting to this blog has the right to free speech when that effort is directed to the idea of robbing a man of his hard earned reputation.

    Now, in #59 above she accusses me of ‘stalking’ her daughter…. that matter will be presented to an attorny! Complaints to Review have been passed up the line to his bosses who are reviewing the matter. Shoukld they refuse to ban Obama New age, they will then be asked to reveal her identity or take responsibility for her remarks.

    Given the overall quality of contributions, especially those authored by folks hiding behing ‘nom de plume’ who feel no need to distinguish between Freedom of sp-eech and licentious speech.

    So it is with ‘Obama new age’ who in the above material
    casts much in the way of negativity upon Mr. Aremas….

    if new to the blog….see items #28,#41, ansd #48 above…. then to catch up, read the lengthy list of comments under Kurhi’s topics such as 2 for one and four for 2 (?) in which there were over 100 contributions including my discussion anbout the Town Hall meeting concept.

  • http://None Kathi Booth

    To Obama newage,

    Please check the comments section on Mr. Kuhri’s latest article on this site. I have attempted to give you my opinion on the Attorney General’s docucment.