AD73 Race has Bizarre Nexus in Placer County? Convicted Felon Running for Office!

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Jan 282014
 

Blogger’s Note: If any of you remember Jesse Petrilla from Del Oro High School and later Placer High, please email me at [email protected] – the incidents were from 2001-2002 time period.

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There is a reason why if you have a past in politics, just come out with it. Many in the AD73 area thought that Petrilla had a wild past and Petrilla’s own refusal to come clean about it piqued many people’s curiosity.

The RSM Patch just confirmed what I thought I knew. Jesse Petrilla grew up in my back yard. I live in Rocklin, Jesse lived in the Loomis area. Loomis and Rocklin share a border, both are in Placer County. (Go north on I-5 7 hours to Sacramento, hang a right and another 30 miles toward Reno and you are in Loomis. Rocklin is a few miles sooner)

Petrilla was expelled from Del Oro High School (Which is in Loomis) apparently as a result of these felonies and had to graduate from Placer High School Instead. (Placer High is in Auburn)

Originally, the district attorney charged Petrilla with 12 felony and two misdemeanor crimes, including the sentencing enhancement of using a firearm which included:

  • Three felony counts of assault with a firearm;
  • Four felony counts of shooting at an occupied motor vehicle;
  • One felony count of dissuading a witness from testifying at a trial;
  • Four felony counts of discharging a firearm with gross negligence;
  • One misdemeanor count of exhibiting a firearm;
  • One misdemeanor count of exhibiting a deadly weapon, a chain.

According to court records, all but the first two counts of assault with a firearm were dismissed on Aug. 10, 2001.

Petrilla was granted early release from probation in December 2004. At the completion of Petrilla’s probation, the court downgraded the felonies to misdemeanors and dismissed the charges.

Petrilla did indeed plead guilty to two felonies.

Jesse Nathan Petrilla, now 30, and seeking to represent most of South Orange County in Sacramento in the State Assembly, was in 2010 the youngest city councilman ever elected in Rancho Santa Margarita. Yet before becoming a lawmaker, he fired a .22 caliber rifle at an occupied vehicle about five months before his 18th birthday. Tried as an adult, he was sentenced to 240 days in jail and five years probation.

Basically, the account I was given was that Jesse Petrilla lit up a car full of people with a .22 rifle for no apparent reason. There are other things in Jesse’s past that suggest this was not an isolated incident.

Jesse Petrilla’s behavior pattern over his first term in office has been bizarre and erratic according to accounts I have heard. Given Petrilla’s behavior, his attempts to conceal his past and his lack of repentance for it… now this revelation becomes a problem.

There are three other candidates that are older, allegedly wiser (although I would not give Anna Bryson credit for a thing) and most importantly do not have a police record.

Sources tell me that Anna Bryson’s team has pulled opposition research on all of her opponents. She appears to be expecting to benefit from Independent Expenditures and is planning on scorching the earth. Bill Brough and Paul Glaab had better be ready – because things far less serious than being a wanna-be gang-banger shooting at a car with a .22 are going to be detonated in their faces.

As to Jesse Petrilla? He should simply drop out of the AD73 race now and try to save himself if he wants to get re-elected to the RSM City Council.

 

Jan 252012
 

The church bells are ringing. The Duke and Duchess of East Roseville have avoided a trip to the archbishop for an annulment.

The Duke of East Roseville is going to rent a throne in Rocklin to extend his reign over the new fiefdom he is seeking. Now the main throne room in East Roseville is untouched by this latest move as the children of the Duke and Duchess will remain and will be hosting several cordials and balls in the vacated palace.

The Serfs of the 1st Senate Fiefdom should not fret – the Duke of East Roseville will return to the palatial estate once the Duke has accomplished his mission. Then the serfs of the 1st Fiefdom will be unrepresented again as they have been used to since the Duke’s reign started.

 

Has Politics Claimed the Marriage of Placer’s Political Dynasty?

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Jan 102012
 

You read here first how Congressman Wally Herger is retiring and how Doug LaMalfa is going to become the heir apparent to the seat.

How does this affect Placer County’s Political Dynasty?

The problem is that Duke of East Roseville has a geographical malady created by the corrupted citizens re-districting commission. His royal majesty has a throne room some 500 yards to the west of a boundary on a map…

The Duchess, however is located properly within her new kingdom as political feudalism shone brightly on her.

This is where the Duke’s delimma comes in. The Duke is running against the Country Preacher from Anderson, CA for a new kingdom – but the Duke could remain in his current kingdom as Doug LaMalfa is expected to vacate his own throne to move up to Washington D.C. fairly easily.

The Duke however, has grown increasingly isolated and risk averse as his reign has continued over the years. He must have missed the memo from the armory about the new order in Northern California as the duke is immune to reason. He is dead set on moving out of his palace in to another palace – leaving the duchess and their children behind to pursue the new kingdom he craves.

Will they be visiting the archbishop for an annulment?

After all the duchess said in public that she didn’t want the Duke to move, but if he did, she’d really miss him…

Welcome to Prop 14: Hoffenblum says there will be “Massive Turnover”

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Nov 032011
 

You’ve been reading it here. New districts with no incumbents. Herger draws three opponents (which guarantees Herger will be ok), Ted Gaines has an opponent, Dan Logue has an Opponent… what a mess.

Alan Hoffenblum writes the publication called the California Target Book, and there are plenty of targets these days… His column is linked here for attribution.

Editors of the California Target Book, which I publish, has recently finished and placed online their analyses of the 80 Assembly districts and 53 Congressional district that will be up for reelection in 2012.

We are holding off on the state senate analyses until it is determined, whether or not the referendum to overturn state Senate lines – funded by the CA Republican Party and a $1 million donation by Mercury Insurance CEO George Joseph – qualifies or not.

Much has been written on the impact the new lines drawn by the new Citizens Redistricting Commission will have on Congressional races next year – particularly placing into the same district of Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, and GOP Reps. Gary Miller and Ed Royce, but that’s for another article.

The biggest story of Campaign 2012 will be the impact redistricting will have on Assembly races.

When the November 2012 election is behind us and the newly elected members of the state Assembly are sworn in the following month, the new Freshman class will be huge and could conceivably be as large as 42 members – more than half of the 80-member body.

First, twenty-two members – 17 Democrats, 5 Republicans – won’t be able to return due to term limits.

As of this writing, no fewer than 14 Assembly Members who are not termed outhave announced – or are seriously considering – that they will give up their Assembly seat to run for one of the newly drawn Congressional or state Senate districts, bringing the potential number of open Assembly seats to 36, each electing a new member.

Next, there are 5 Assembly Members – Democrats Michael Allen and Betsy Butler, and Republicans Tim Donnelly, Mike Morrell, and Allan Mansoor – who will be facing serious challenges in the June 2012 Open Primary from a well-funded candidate of the same party. If the five should lose, that brings the number of new members to 41.

Then there is GOP Asm. Nathan Fletcher. He is not termed out, but he is running for mayor of San Diego. Even if he should change his mind and wants to seek reelection, redistricting placed him in the same Assembly district as Democratic Asm. Toni Atkins, which has a 41% – 27% Democratic registration advantage.

That’s how I get to a 42-member freshman class.

So, to all those who have been decrying the gridlock we’ve seen for so long in the state Assembly and are calling for change, this is the time TO GET INVOLVED.

We may not get to 42 new members, but the turnover in the Assembly will still be massive.

And we have not started counting the number of incumbents that may be defeated by a member of the opposition party in the November 2012 General Election.

The bottom line is that Legislators may actually have to work their districts and actually campaign in order to retain their seats. This will be great news for volunteers and bad news for local media looking to cover internal political spats. It’s open season folks, enjoy.

California – 2nd Worst State in the Union for Insurance Regulation

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Jul 052011
 

Let’s see – Number 50 for tax burden. Solution? more Government, higher taxes.

Number 49 in education (soon to be number 50) – and even with 50+% of state budget getting syphoned in to education, they are still slipping. Solution, more government, drive local districts in to insolvency so they can be taken over – as if the current state mandates that have taken 95% of local control away already weren’t enough.

Worst climate for business.

2nd Worst Climate for Insurance Rates. If you think that is going to improve with Dave Jones, think again. Jones will make us all beg for Garamendhi again – Jones hates insurance companies and he hates insurance brokers just as much.

I posted this little snippet on my work blog (Park Family Insurance Blog) and have re-linked it here as it is a rare case where work and politics cross.

This mess is brought to you by the Teacher’s Union and the SEIU – who pump hundreds of millions of your tax dollars that they extort from paychecks of workers in to the campaigns of far-left Democrats who may well have been raised in Cuba and China.