Chico News & Review – Been Wronged

Been Wronged

This article was published on May 8, 2003

The city of Chico is the regular recipient of tort claims by folks who hold or hope to hold Chico responsible for their misfortunes. Bob Koch, the city’s risk manager, says about 50 claims are filed against the city annually. Of those, some are settled, some are denied and taken to Small Claims or superior Court. Still others are denied with no follow-up. The following is a sampling of the most recent cases filed.

Jose Aguilera: exessive force during arrest Amount: unspecified Result: no action*

Matt Nakatani: Rolex watch damaged by handcuffs during arrest Amount: $3,025.59 Result: denied

John Strisower: police-booking software copyright infringment Amount: $50,000 Result: denied, no action

Jackie Corrie: injuries from fall on sidewalk at Fifth Avenue and Sheridan Street Amount: excess of $10,000 Result: denied

Century Indemnity Co.: indemnification and payments for cleanup of groundwater contamination in case of Department of Toxic Substances vs. Payless Cleaners. (Century insures Payless) Amount: unstated Result: no action

Benny Suryadi: vehicle damage from pothole on W. Eighth Avenue Amount: $103.57 Result: denied

Kevin Seeger: vehicle damage from pothole on W. Eighth Avenue Amount: $192.77 Result: denied

A&P Septic: reimbursment for staff time spent waiting for city to clear sewer main Amount: $495 Result: denied

Les Harrison: vehicle damage incurred from city leaf truck sideswipe Amount: $2,639.91 Result: denied

Larry Neel: injuries sustained on county bus when it struck a car Amount: excess of $100,000 Result: denied

* A confidential settlement has been made in this case


Birthday With & Without Josie


Fri. Jan. 25, 2019 I will save & lock away memories of josie,
but i must move on, now’s the time,
and it starts here..

My Josie’s Birthday Party is tomorrow, and my actually birthday is,.. also tomorrow. The world does not revolve around me, now that we all know that, i have to vent, and sound like a child in the process, because it’s is so difficult for me to move on with life after having her apart of mine.

Waking up this morning i began to figure it out, how i felt; the fact of just having my family planning a party for her, on the same birthday of her biggest fan (me). I never felt so low, I have always had my family, and they have always had me, one strong unit, now two once my brother completely fractured it leaving it impossible to ever heal. But since then my mom and dad, were on my side, their choice, because they believed in me, and didn’t agree with him and his disloyalty, disrespect, etc.

We knew he had leverage, and once it was acknowledged when he said he would not use it, I knew he would, although it was incredibly shocking that he did used it; that being josephine, using her against us, me, neer could I see her again, never would he ever bring her to his parents, her grandparents house, making them drive up to their house in paradise, to babysit, as they put it, it wasn’t to visit, to babysit.

I have been told over the last couple years that he was wrong, granted i made a mistake, which his wife and he coincidentally made one of the same, but he was unforgiving, hurtful, and did everything one could do to make it worse. Including hurting our parents though these years. My parents let me know the three of us were together, as a unit, they believed in me and had my back.

I last say her July 22nd, 2017, which is a lie, it was actually March 5th, 2018, thanks to my parents risking and being sneaky by meeting me at Bille Park since they believed that strongly to have their granddaughter to play with her uncle those few times behind his back. Because he was wrong. Since that summer day in 2017, I knew in my heart I lost my brother, but my parents were always ones to have my back.

Always being told they would stand up to him, tell him what they told me they believed. Setting him straight, which was too late, but tell him anyway. Tell him he is wrong, …
for making them suffer, and hurting me so, using Josie against us all.

But it never happened, they never told him, I never asked them to, but they knew they were going to one day, only problem is they never did, they couldn’t, and i don’t blame them; he’s now someone we don’t know or relate to, and his wife bad, she can be intimidating, talking down, making people feel uncomfortable, which is a well known personality trait of a very insecure person, but I never expected it, my brother made our parents life hell recently, the three of us became stronger.

But now i feel like a joke, lost, and alone, and literally alone on my birthday, thinking of Josie, and just wanting to say goodbye to her one last time, while they were planning her birthday party and landing it on my birthday, it’s amazing the coincidence, i’m really now not even insulted, just disappointed to know it is true, what I’ve heard many say, no one is worth investing in, because you really cannot trust anyone – not even family, just wish I invested more into myself, a life, career, significant other, kids even of my own. I could have, should have, and there is no excuse, I do not blame anyone for what I am, because I can only blame myself, or hold myself responsible for not being on my own, having my own life.

But I did make it, one thing in my life, and the most important for me it turned out, it’s an ever ongoing struggle, but I made it, I’m alive, still, through the depression, anxiety, I used to think I didn’t want to be alive, and tried to make that happen, but I am lucky I was able to get to where I wanted to work enough to live, social anxiety bipolar disorder didn’t beat me, I’m still sad, depressed, and lonely, -at times, but I want to be alive, and I am. Even as it sounds I feel broken from everything I just wrote above, none of this has broken me, I cannot and will not be defeated.

It’s a weird feeling knowing that, well.. you’re weird, if I can knew that, wouldn’t that make me able to not be so? Or maybe if only I was just a bit more unstable – like the clients I see at Behavioral Health – crazy enough to fall into that bliss category? Or am I just talking an insanely large amount of gibberish into a computer that no one will read, understand, or relate to, – it doesn’t matter, this helps me, as always, and I’m alive, and have enough motivation to stay alive, love life, and with every day, month, and year in treatment.. I’m more, again. and i like looking forward to that.

PG&E’s stock soars – California investigation clearls PG&E of causing the state’s 2nd-most destructive wildfire

Announced Thursday, January 24th, 2019: Cal Fire investigation conclusion;

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. equipment did not cause the 2017 Tubbs wildfire

  • state regulator cleared it of any responsibility / wrongdoing;

  • Resulting in shares soaring 75% by afternoon following the announcement;

  • proceeding to file for Bankruptcy is now not known, debated company internal

  • Just 10 Days prior, PG&E shares had lost as much as 90% of their value

PG&EMarkets Insider

  • PG&E, California’s largest utility, was cleared by a state regulator of any wrongdoing related to the 2017 Tubbs wildfire.

  • Shares spiked 75% after the news.

  • The utility said last week that it had intended to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it may still be held responsible in the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.

  • Watch PG&E trade live.

PG&E, California’s largest utility, soared Thursday afternoon, nearly 75% to $13.95, after a state regulator cleared it of any responsibility related to the 2017 Tubbs wildfire. California investigators found the wildfire was caused by a “private electrical system,” according to Bloomberg.

That fire was separate from the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.

“After an extensive and thorough investigation, Cal Fire has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure,” a statement Thursday from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, according to Bloomberg.

“Cal Fire investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire,” the statement added.

Last week, the company said it intended to file bankruptcy petitions at the end of the month to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection, two months after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history broke out.

PG&E previously said it was having trouble with its transmission lines when the blaze erupted and that it may be responsible.

Still, Thursday’s announcement was welcome news for the hedge funds that have been buying up shares of the stock. Seth Klarman’s Baupost had owned close to 19 million shares, and BlueMountain Capital held 4.3 million, according to their most recent filings.

“The news from Cal Fire that PG&E did not cause the devastating 2017 Tubbs fire is yet another example of why the company shouldn’t be rushing to file for bankruptcy, which would be totally unnecessary and bad for all stakeholders,” a spokesperson for BlueMountain said.

The fund earlier last week said a bankruptcy filing by PG&E was unnecessary.

PG&E shares had lost as much as 90% of their value after the fire, bottoming out at $5.07 apiece on January 15.