Monday, May 21, 2012

Planning commish stands up to Petrovich, developer admits multiplex is dead

Petrovich tries to derail relocation of existing auto dealers a few blocks down the same street From the Woodland Record: During yet another public display of deception, Sacramento developer and illusionist Paul Petrovich admitted that his Third and Main multiplex is dead. He did so while attempting a desperate pitch to prevent two existing auto dealers from moving a few blocks down the same street on East Main. This all happened at the last City of Woodland Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, May 17. The agenda item discussed was an already-zoned parcel subdivision request and design review of the proposed locations for Hoblit Motors (currently at 333 Main) and Woodland Motors (currently at 1680 East Main). The new location is next to (west of) the Valley Truck and Tractor John Deere dealership, which is located at 2100 East Main. Read more at

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Pimentel's latest campaign stunt bites the hand that feeds him

From the Woodland Record: Woodland City Councilman Art Pimentel is a candidate for the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, District 5. Pimentel gets campaign support from District 3 supervisor Matt Rexroad who is a founding partner of Meridian Pacific, "a one stop shop for political services." Together, they dream up various ways to deliver campaign clichés. For the unimaginative some of their gimmicks appear clever... like imprinted tomato seed packets. And so it was that the little seed giveaway caught the fancy of a local blog (Daily Democrat) and the dynamic duo got their strokes with a report by Katherine Jarvis. Sorry to burst your bubble but promotional products companies like 4imprint, Branders and PrintGlobe have offered such tchotchkes for years. Pimentel's latest campaign stunt is neither clever nor cliché, it's a bonafide gaffe (oxymoron intended). Read the rest at

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Pimentel's lack of reporting to FPPC reveals a twisted tale

Above are pieces from Art Pimentel's latest campaign. Pundits will certainly latch on to the new "people like us" slogan since Pimentel's job at Woodland Community College is funded by a federal subsidy. Pimentel may also have alienated many District 5 voters by characterizing incumbent Duane Chamberlain as a farmer who has taken "tax-payer funded" bail-outs and even insinuated that the supervisor has financial trouble. Farmers in the area often receive federal funds to help grow our nation's food. From the Woodland Record. City councilman Art Pimentel, who is a candidate for District 5 county supervisor, stated in a new campaign piece that "the bank that held the mortgage on my home forced me to sell it at a loss when they refused to refinance it." The reality is that responsible homeowners – who make much less than $143,000 a year – ride the wave of fluctuating home values. Some, like Pimentel, do refinance their homes to make their budgets work. Yes, Pimentel did refinance his home at 1305 Fremont Street... in 2006, a year after he bought it. But by 2009 he had already received a Notice of Default. To avoid foreclosure, he short-sold the home in November of last year. That's the way non-politicians say the bank "forced me to sell it." Read more at