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    Monday, May 19, 2008

    Fresno's felony altering utility poles

    Kerry Trost, Senior Risk Manager for the City of Fresno claims I did not "see" any alterations take place, so that means it did not happen. First of all, I have lived here my entire life and am more than just a little familiar with the layout. Secondly, I sure DID see the street and alley torn up - as the City's heavy equipment remained here for DAYS! But NEVER did I imagine that seeing this kind of street/alley work would entail tearing my family's properties apart and patching them back together while I was employed by Wilbert G. Swieso, the risk analyst's associate (and former appraiser for the City of Fresno.)

    LONG before I had a copy of the City's sewer layout, I repeatedly reported that sewer lines and manholes had been relocated - DOCUMENTED! The City's own sewer layout verifies exactly what I reported. The risk analyst lied about the cause of sewage back spills, she lied about the connections from the Laundromat to my property, she lied about cross-connecting my garage lines to the house lines, and to this day, I don't know where the other half of the garage is connected. (UPDATE: More unauthorized altering of my home, including sewer/water/gas lines, covered with new cement.) She lied about the street widening, which entailed destruction and reconstruction of our store-front properties. Damages so horrendous, we lost our 2 income properties!

    These are felony crimes, yet Kerry Trost called me a "liar" and slammed the door. He claims to be more familiar with these properties and layout than I am. The risk analyst claims to know more about the location of utility poles. Evidence is overridden by lies, threats and name-calling.

    Below: More evidence of the street widening and replacement of sewer/water lines - EXACTLY as I reported, which in turn, magnifies the lies of Kerry Trost, etal.

    Kerry Trost called me a "liar" when I said the sewer vent went from 2' to 10' from the fence.

    CONTINUING OUR TOUR DOWN THE ALLEY ..... keep in mind this is the Tower Dist. 1930s-40s. Homes built to last. These are shoddily rebuilt, new walls on garages, falling apart - extended into the alley, as though the alley was always this narrow. The garbage trucks and bins would not have fit! Nor were the utility poles standing in the alley! The plat map shows this was a 20' alley - yet now, in various parts, it is now 14'!

    End of the block - garage on left was not there; one on right rebuilt.

    You will notice that throughout Fresno, garages at ends of blocks are newer than the homes. They have been rebuilt, extending into the alley, which makes the alley more narrow. This, in turn, makes the relocation of utility poles appear legitimate - as though they have always been standing where they are now. In some cases, alleys have been completely closed off. With PG&E's records altered and the numbers on the utility poles transferred, PG&E remains oblivious. Common sense indicates that the large dumpsters and trucks could not possibly fit through this as they did for decades.

    Believe it or not, this used to be a beautiful, well-kept area. The entire city was something we could all be proud of. What you see here has taken place from one end of town to the other. Our city has become a shambles. And in carrying this out, innocent residents are being violated and annihilated - some of whom are never seen again, as the deeds to their property are forged and assets illegally distributed.
    Across the street - in preparation. (Lower right corner.) AT&T junction box was relocated to other side of alley (no record for this.) Home on corner reconstructed; garage expanded to narrow alley; utility poles resituated and reconnected; telephone masts everywhere. Old trees removed along mow strip - notice where new trees are planted for what is coming. No record for any of this or the reconstruction i.e., removal of structures; expansion of others; altered property lines. Only altered plat/parcel maps to make it appear that things have always been this way.


    One block north. When this home underwent reconstruction, it went from a 2-car garage to a 4-car garage. Alley narrowed; no one questions anything.


    See photographs below - how can a wheel chair get through this?
    Does anyone remember the bus stop benches, still leaving plenty of room for anyone to get by - including wheel chairs.

    An obstacle such as a utility pole or fire hydrant placed in the middle of the sidewalk leaving no room for wheelchair users, is considered a peril for pedestrians. This can also lead to serious injury to persons who are blind or partially sighted.

    Palm Ave., in-between Olive and McKinley

    McKinley Ave., in-between Fruit and Palm: Notice the poles are not even aligned - going from sidewalk to mow strip - connected to masts that did not exist prior to all the homes being altered without permits / inspections.

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    Friday, May 2, 2008

    End of businesses in the Tower Dist. - a clue?

    The similarities to the decline of Downtown Fresno may be of interest - how is it that the more "renovations" that take place, the worse condition these areas are left in. Hint: Felony altering of sewer/water lines cannot be done without major reconstruction. Best carried out in several steps to avoid calling attention, which appears to be behind the continued turnover in ownership and failed businesses. An investigation into legal documents would clear that up - here is just a glimpse of one area. There is a very distinct pattern following one of the city's former employees - this is his "secret sideline."

    Click on picture to enlarge:

    The Tower Dist. has always been known for its unique, quaint, street-lined properties - slow traffic due to a tight 2-lane street. How did a middle lane miraculously appear in the west end of the Tower Dist? There is no record of this taking place, yet the evidence is everywhere - destruction/ haphazard reconstruction. Altered plat/parcel maps are not enough to cover up this kind of fraud - it accentuates the sewer layouts that no longer line up. Lying about utility pole relocation is another issue - there are witnesses to that as well.

    Altering sewer/water lines has entailed removal of various structures; expansion of others. Address changes; directories and aerial views altered as though things were always this way. Newcomers have no reason to question anything - without any record of these alterations, remaining structures continue being sold as "original." And the turnover continues until finally ending with a revised deed that entails altered property lines.

    Without driving down the street or looking into old records, I recall some fires taking place in the area. Surely there were more than this quick list I came up with:

    1. Remember the bar near the SW corner of Palm + Olive that burned down in the 60s?

    2. The original Lucky Boy Hamburger that burned down on the south side of Olive in the 60/70s?

    3. The bar (Lyn's 7 Sons) on the NW corner of Olive and Fruit that burned down in the 70s?

    4. First home south of Olive, on Adoline, burned down in the 70s?

    5. Traffic School, Olive, near Fruit burned/rebuilt 70s

    6. Turpins Furniture, Fulton off Olive burned 70/80s

    7. Jackie's Costumes, north side of Olive burned, prior to relocating to south side of Olive 70/80s

    8. Dead end at San Pablo + Olive, burned in the 70/80s

    9. Perkos Restaurant, on the north side of Olive, just south of Wishon burned down in the 80s.

    10. Tire shop on NW corner of Blackstone + Olive burned before new tire shop re-opened (80/90s)

    11. The thrift store on the NE corner of Palm + Olive that burned down in the 80/90s?

    12. The 2 homes across the street (NE corner Olive + Ferger) burned; both lots are now parking for the furniture store

    13. NW corner of Safford + Olive burned down prior to the martial arts occupying the building - 90s?

    14. The Landmark - formerly Carnation restaurant, SW corner of Broadway + Olive burned in the 90s

    15. 2 blks east of tire shop, on south side of Olive, upholstery shop burned down (90s)
    16. A & M Carpet, Olive, north of Fruit Ave. - burned down (80s?)

    17. Tiny's Olive Branch, Olive, next to Roeding Park - burned down (80?)

    18. The old Herb Bauer's building, Olive, between Tiny's & Roeding Park - burned down (80?)

    This is a 2-mile stretch! Like the sewer/water line altering taking place - because it did not happen at the same time, no one sees or questions anything. Perhaps it is time they do.

    Note: Wouldn't it be interesting to compare notes among the people who put so much time, effort and money into building improvements. Because there is another layer to all of this - the vultures who strip and switch. For instance, notice the blue awning around the showcase on the corner building. Matching awnings covered the large windows on the west side of the building, as well as the large window on the northeast side. They were torn during the time WGS's "planted" tenants were renting the property - after being repaired, how nice that WGS would put them back up, only to completely and mysteriously fall apart. Brand new awnings were then purchased for all the windows! During the unauthorized "remodeling" that accompanied the sewer/water line alterations, those very windows and new awnings were then replaced with the trash now seen. Thousands of dollars worth of venetian blinds were switched with trash. On and on. The building to the east of that: Swieso's air conditioning friend insisted that new central units were needed. $5,000 later, those brand new units were switched with trash. Windows, light fixtures, doors, etc. switched.
    I've seen this pattern time and again. In this case, due to the trash these buildings were put back together with (rotted, termite infested, etc.), corroded sewer/water lines and talk of a new restaurant that would open by WGS's associate, I suspect a fire was/is going to take all this down. Loosening the clamps is what caused the mold (mushrooms growing from walls) to consume one of these structures, which would make the remaining appear legitimate. Imagine all the insurance claims behind this operation. With contents "unknowingly" switched with trash, making for quite an operation, eh?

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