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Endorsement questioned, signs stolen in Pajaro Valley school board race

There are 25 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Oct 26, 2010, titled Endorsement questioned, signs stolen in Pajaro Valley school board race. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Camille O'Connor Norton's campaign to represent Aptos and Corralitos on the Pajaro Valley Unified School District has hit a rough patch or two.

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MR CARBON

Redmond, WA

#1 Oct 26, 2010
Only in the PVUSD. Isn't this par for the course?
details

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Oct 26, 2010
"She said Norton hadn't taken such basic steps as registering her campaign so she'd be eligible for more than $1,000 in contributions, for example."

In other words, if you don't take whatever free money is available, then you're certainly NOT cut out to be a politician...
Number 6

San Francisco, CA

#3 Oct 26, 2010
In Santa Cruz County if there is a union involved, there is no such thing as a "non-partisan election." Being called a "Republican" immediately makes you ineligible in the eyes of the union leadership no matter what their members want.

This election should be about who has the experience like Patrice Edwards and about the kids but for many it really is about who has the support of the entrenched bureaucracy and about partisan politics.

I'll take experience over politics.
Bababowie

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Oct 26, 2010
Way to go Jenn! finally someone has the guts to tell this loser the truth. From reading this story it seems like Camile stole her own signs to get in this crummy news article, free publicity since she doesn't know how to campaign. Camile enjoy your 2 seconds of fame, now go back to your Aptos Hills and stay there!
Voters beware

San Ramon, CA

#5 Oct 26, 2010
Though Donna Jones is certainly aware of the fact, she failed to mention Jenn Laskin is a prominent member of the Watsonville Brown Berets. Beyond the discomforting fact that a Brown Beret sits on the PV teacher union executive board, is the knowledge that the Brown Berets obviously prefer De Serpa as a school board trustee. And who really doubts that group of militant activists wouldn't remove campaign signs of their opponents? opposition. Obvious conclusion: A vote for De Serpa is a vote for the Brown Berets.

To "Babawowie": You're obviously one of the Brown Berets that haunt the Sentinel web pages, posting BS for your spiritual leader Luis Alejo.
Keep on Trucking

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 26, 2010
Adults acting like children.
Intrigued

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Oct 26, 2010
Blame it on the Brown Berets. Whats next Global Warming?

“On your left”

Since: May 08

Watsonville

#8 Oct 26, 2010
Brown Berets - Brown shirts; who can tell the difference.
Intrigued

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Oct 26, 2010
Dan Young wrote:
Brown Berets - Brown shirts; who can tell the difference.
I certainly can tell the difference. A shirt is s a cloth garment for the upper body. Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for almost any upper-body garment other than outerwear such as sweaters, coats, jackets, or undergarments such as bras, vests or base layers. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs and a full vertical opening with buttons. And a beret is a is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven or hand-knitted wool or wool felt,[3]or these days often acrylic fiber. Stupid.
NO your stupid

Greenville, NC

#10 Oct 26, 2010
Intrigued wrote:
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I certainly can tell the difference. A shirt is s a cloth garment for the upper body. Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for almost any upper-body garment other than outerwear such as sweaters, coats, jackets, or undergarments such as bras, vests or base layers. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs and a full vertical opening with buttons. And a beret is a is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven or hand-knitted wool or wool felt,[3]or these days often acrylic fiber. Stupid.
If you knew anything about history you would know he is referring to Nazi Hitler youth.
Just Sayin

Hayward, CA

#11 Oct 26, 2010
NO your stupid wrote:
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If you knew anything about history you would know he is referring to Nazi Hitler youth.
And if you had a sense of humor you would know what sarcasm is when it smacks you in the face.
Brian

Emeryville, CA

#12 Oct 26, 2010
Jenn Laskin is a Brown Beret and is tight with Luis Alejo.

The brown berets stoll nearly every sign for PVUSD candidates Libby Wilson and Kim Turley in 2006.

I'll let you draw your own conclusions...
Brown Beret BS

AOL

#13 Oct 26, 2010
To readers: "Bababowie" and "Intrigued" are probably the same person, doing what they always do when the subject of Alejo or his Brown Beret thugs comes up: Post a series of comments under different names to distract other posters away from the main theme, which in this instance is the attempt by Alejo's Brown Berets to subvert a local election. Don't fall for it. Assume any post with the same Santa Cruz provider address is just more Brown Beret disinformation. Also take posts with Salinas provider address with a grain of salt. I think another brown shirt posts through it.
Intrigued

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Oct 26, 2010
NO your stupid wrote:
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If you knew anything about history you would know he is referring to Nazi Hitler youth.
Maybe if you knew your history, you would know the difference. To compare progressive Latino youth organizations, especially the one in Watsonville is a great blunder on your part. How can you even compare this organization to the Nazi's who were responsible for the extermination of many Jews. As far as I've seen, The WBB have agitated for justice of the Latino community non-violent way and have helped ameliorate the conditions of marginalized community members. Get your facts straight dummy!
The Accountant

United States

#15 Oct 26, 2010
details wrote:
"She said Norton hadn't taken such basic steps as registering her campaign so she'd be eligible for more than $1,000 in contributions, for example."
In other words, if you don't take whatever free money is available, then you're certainly NOT cut out to be a politician...
I don't think this is quite true. You DO have to let the FPPC know WHEN you go over $1K. If you know that you will receive enough to put you over you can notify the FPPC BEFORE you go over $1K. I don't think you MUST let them know in order to recieve over $1K.

Its a treshold, a trigger. The idea of letting them know ahead of time is helpful but not mandatory. There is no way of knowing, at the start of the campaign just how it will go. There may be a candidate that wants to win at all costs and drops $5K midway in the campaign. That would then mean the other candidates would have to go big themselves. That's when you contact the FPPC.
Ruefull

Watsonville, CA

#16 Oct 26, 2010
Wow! Teachers Union infighting. I can think of no better way to break up a union.
Keep up the good work.
PVUSD Teacher and Parent

Watsonville, CA

#17 Oct 26, 2010
I support my union completely and do not see this as infighting at all. PVFT is an excellent union to be a part of.

I support teachers independent efforts to support a candidate they believe in...not just one who said whatever she could us to get a union endorsement. After not getting any other endorsements, Camille came to the teacher's and told them she would "put them in charge of the district."

But...I also believe it was Camille (or her husband) who stole the signs and called the press herself. Definitely makes sense here. Why else would they have been thrown away in a place so easy to find?

AND...I think we should get back to the facts, who is the best candidate? If you look at experience, coalition building capacity and all around competency for School Board, Kim De Serpa is the best candidate. Thank you for reading.
Ally of Youth and Justice

Watsonville, CA

#18 Oct 26, 2010
Brian wrote:
Jenn Laskin is a Brown Beret and is tight with Luis Alejo.
The brown berets stoll nearly every sign for PVUSD candidates Libby Wilson and Kim Turley in 2006.
I'll let you draw your own conclusions...
SO UNTRUE! The Brown Berets have never stolen signs from Ms. Wilson or Ms. Turley...that is just a lie.
Watsonvillain

San Francisco, CA

#19 Oct 26, 2010
White people in this town always need a boogieman of sorts to "rally the troops" and keep other naive white people on their toes.

The Brown Berets are a youth group. They are not armed. They are not criminals. They are not boogiemen. They are YOUTH who many times don't even get involved in local electoral campaigns.

You white people are right about one thing, though, they are DANGEROUS. And they represent the future of this town.

Run for the hills!
dare you

San Francisco, CA

#20 Oct 26, 2010
Watsonvillain wrote:
White people in this town always need a boogieman of sorts to "rally the troops" and keep other naive white people on their toes.
The Brown Berets are a youth group. They are not armed. They are not criminals. They are not boogiemen. They are YOUTH who many times don't even get involved in local electoral campaigns.
You white people are right about one thing, though, they are DANGEROUS. And they represent the future of this town.
Run for the hills!
"You White People..."
please, are you really making it a better world for us all by this sort of retoric?

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