Vallejo Election Numbers


11/4 — The Solano County Registrar website is loading slowly, so we will put numbers up on VIB as we receive them from our correspondent Robert Schussel who is on the scene  in Fairfield. Updated 11:48 PM

11/5 — Updated unofficial results with all precincts reporting below:

 

Ubalde                    6096         15.62%

Porter                     5646       14.46%  (candidate dropped out of race)

Worel                    5377         13.77%

Wilson                   4900           12.55%.

Cayangyang         4850            12.42%

Brisbane                4354            11.15%

Loughmiller          4078             10.45%

Lewis                      3560             9.12% (candidate dropped out of race)

Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         10
Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,253

 

Solano Community College Board 17 of 18 precincts reporting

Keith              3827               61.35%

Ramos          2377               38.11%

 

Measure E

Yes: 9762   59.90%

No: 6535    40.10%

Note: Measure E requires 2/3 approval to pass.

 

Note from VIB Editor: Lots of votes for candidates that dropped out of the school board race. Remember folks, if you do vote…good on you…but it helps to pay attention dammit.

 

 



'Vallejo Election Numbers' have 46 comments

  1. November 4, 2014 @ 9:53 pm wharf rat

    The polls have closed …. Any smart Politico Knows that the golden goose has been burnt …. and in fact this ,,taxpayer funded ,, proposed ripp — off ,, cost our School district Millions of dollars …. The ivory tower crowd , felt they had the Audacity and arrogance to , burden Us with a Generational DEBT when We will still be paying for measure A for another twelve years ….. Many will not pay for it ,, and will , subtract it from our property tax PAYMENTS … Nuff said …………

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    • November 4, 2014 @ 10:52 pm Salty Dog

      Oh no….measure E failed….what about the poor children? Surely utter disaster is imminent.

      Or, perhaps our children have a little less debt piled on without any say in the matter.

      And,perhaps, our new Board will have to examine other ways to retain teachers, reduce dropouts and increase graduation aside from new paint and air conditioners.

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  2. November 4, 2014 @ 11:24 pm wharf rat

    The walk in voters will take days to count , if this ill conceived ripoff even comes close to being endorsed I will refuse to pay dime one to a dysfunctional F– up School District that cost our Family Thousands of Dollars …. They are gaming all of you ….. Here is the game — Spend huge money to promate a Bond measure ,, then fund all your friends and Fraternal Associates , Family and others in Administrative positions , as this consumes a huge percent of the District budget , under fund the PHYSICAL PLANT, and float a bond to cover the losses ….. But Beware many Citizens are also PHD’S
    as are Grandparents , some , with Degrees in Education , many from local Universities …. After all this is the Bay Area — land of the EDU’S —- real ones , with real degrees …. BEWARE …. Vallejo is not back water as it was once cutting edge …………………………………………………………

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  3. November 5, 2014 @ 12:14 am wharf rat

    These results , to date exemplify the in-ability of our electorate to , even vote for
    an insect of the month , let alone a person who will make public policy … Seems our electorate has become very Darwinian …. Even when the final votes come in
    these margins , bode poorly for Vallejo …. Far shores are ‘A’ calling , the Ancestors are beckoning …. Wonder if the election process , was ever cleaned up …….. Some things seem out of kilter , or somewhat skewed …. Or did the VCUSD spend enough of our tax money to pull off a successful Coup , all while measure A HAS ANOTHER TWELVE YEARS OF OUR PAYMENTS even though We were forced out of the District , due to our Children being abused and mistreated …. I will not pay one dime towards this measure … I want to see how much money VCUSD spent to move this measure forward …. Perhaps the total should be subtracted from the Administrative budget , and put back in to the classrooms … I will not fund this Cabal for one dime , sue Me the Courts will eat you alive ……

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  4. November 5, 2014 @ 7:56 am Wilson could win

    Porter now works for the school district. He has to choose between the board and the school.
    if he chooses the school, Wilson will get his seat unless, with the walk-ins, Ruscal can close the 50 vote lead.

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    • November 5, 2014 @ 8:13 am Anonymous

      Once again, the Vallejo Fil-Am power bloc demonstrated its resolve. They got Ubalde in as top votes getter. The fact that Wilson is biting her fingernails over the Porter and Cayangyang outcomes show the weak state of the Vallejo black voting bloc (aka black churches). Vallejo Fil-Am godfather Sunga must have the biggest smile on his face right now. Vallejo Fil-Ams and Asians in general value education, and can show and put up for 2016 Council elections Verder-Aliga and Ubalde as having PhDs going into that one.

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      • November 5, 2014 @ 8:18 am Wilson Could Win

        You weren’t paying attention. Hermie Sunga backed Pucan. There are voting blocs even within the FilAm community

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      • November 5, 2014 @ 10:49 am GW

        I suppose using unauthorized property of a public entity and having supported a loathsome individual like Jim Jones falls by the way side when lifting one of your own to a visible and prestige laden position as a goal. Well, image is everything, no matter how it is attained. One major low point that belongs to the otherwise honorable Filipino community, they value shiny things and titles……..
        Like all caring involved parents who hope and work hard for their children’s benefit so they will have a better life than they had, education is of great value and is not just exclusive to the Asian residents of this town.
        It is difficult for me to comprehend that we divide our local scene into columns of color when every one of us instead should contribute to the overall well being and equal advancement of our children as well as the community at large….

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  5. November 5, 2014 @ 8:14 am GW

    Psst, it is official without any doubt …… some of Vallejo voters should not be allowed to cast anything, well maybe a fishing line……
    it is however impressive, that in a town that has a dismal voter participation record, 5597 (+?) and 3536(+) voted for someone who is no longer interested in a board seat, publicly announcing it and still receiving the nod by disbelievers.
    I am not ridiculing who was elected to any of the available positions up for grab, I have but one vote and have no control over others and their opinion, but a big shout out to those that voted for two individuals who had withdrawn from the VCUSD (cess) pool weeks/months ago. Yes, I definitely want uninformed voters (not to say morons) squandering their right to vote on people who had publicly withdrawn, each one of them for valid reasons. Go out, multiply and do forget to vote next time around!

    Which leaves me to ponder who will actually sit down at the table. According to the chart above, Mr. Porter could possibly change his mind and work for the “Children” by being on the Board, instead of being with them and teach. Why would he do that?

    If he is opting for long time security and the overwhelming urge to spread his opinion on things education and otherwise, Mr. Burky will move to position #2 ……and drum roll please,…… Ms. Wilson does get to warm that seat for another term!
    Are we sure people doing the counting have not received their education through the VCUSD and believe that 2+2 does make 5????

    One bright spot this morning, Measure E hopefully will not sit in and on my pocket book…….. but on the other hand who can assure me that some ballots will not be found in some corner of Vallejo or floating in with the tide?

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  6. November 5, 2014 @ 8:15 am Wilson could win

    More recent numbers. Actually, someone else came in first: “Under Votes”.
    That strategy to support Pucan to knock out Ubalde? Failure. I think it hurt Cayangyang.

    Under Votes 11,252
    TONY UBALDE 6,096
    RICHARD PORTER 5,646
    BURKY H. WOREL 5,377
    HAZEL A. WILSON 4,900
    RUSCAL CAYANGYANG 4,850
    BRISBAIN R. PUCAN 4,354
    SHELEE LOUGHMILLER 4,078
    JOHN LEWIS 3,560

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    • November 5, 2014 @ 12:37 pm Anne

      Agreed, the “Under Voters” are the big story here. The interesting exercise is to delve into under-voting/bullet voting and see what it means.

      How scary & discouraging that the second-highest vote-getter had dropped out of the race, potentially letting Wilson get yet another term. We need term limits already for school board! Anyone here know what happens with Porter? Can he decide to accept the seat, or do we go to the next on the list?

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  7. November 5, 2014 @ 9:22 am GW

    Thanks for the update…… which is a lead in to the following question:
    Who is “Under Votes” (sarc) and how will it change the “Ubalde, Worel, Wilson” positions?
    The way it stands right now Wilson already has the votes unless Porter changes his mind, but Cayangyang could possibly overtake Wilson ….. as, again according to the latest stats, ……should some ballots be found in some obscure places. Could happen you know, it did……

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  8. November 5, 2014 @ 9:28 am Get it Strait

    The problem is the middle class folks of Vallejo that own homes are paying for the dismal school district. Middle class kids are not enrolled in the VUSD. The are in private school, charter school or their parents enroll them in better school districts where they are employed. WHY IS THERE NOT A HUGH MOVEMENT TO MOVE THE MIDDLE CLASS BACK INTO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT? Want to have test scores improve? GET THE MIDDLE CLASS BACK INTO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT! Stop pandering to the underclasses, they cannot help themselves and will always rely on “the kindness of middle class strangers.” GET THE MIDDLE CLASSES BACK INTO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, raise the test scores which will attract more middle class to enroll their kids. Stop wallowing in the mindset that “GHetto” equals lots of Federal Dollars, more dollars thrown at folks who cannot help themselves are just wasted dollars. I HOPE WASC BRINGS DOWN THE VALLEJO SCHOOL DISTRICT AND EXPOSES THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO OUR EXPENSIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Time to clean house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • November 5, 2014 @ 11:23 am GW

      Movement before the facts are in? Not going to happen without major changes before hand!
      Yes, a very different educational wind direction has to blow in Vallejo before any middle class caring parent would place their child under the direction of this failed school district.
      In addition, a large percentage of middle class families who still reside in Vallejo no longer have a need for our public school system. They most likely scrimped and saved, lived within a budget ….. and sent their offspring to private school from which they graduated and moved on to higher education. I have neighbors like this, they sacrificed and in the end received what they worked for! Bravo!
      Younger middle class families, those with children and a dream of owning a home may not come to Vallejo until our public school system improves ….and along with that the reputation that does indeed precede us. Location, location, location, receive less house in a better area would be my suggestion.
      Federal dollars are the low hanging fruit that Vallejo continues to grab for. Much easier to take to market than having to engage and actually work for a quality product, so we settle and complain when in reality we are unwilling to bring about a better result by engaging and acting on our own behalf.
      See continued voting by the majority for the same who have failed in the past…….

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  9. November 5, 2014 @ 10:51 am Publicus

    The FilAm community IS middle class and they are heavily engaged. The rising Hispanic demographic also would be considered middle class and they are as yet unseen in politics but just wait. They will soon be the largest demographic group in Vallejo. The shrinking demographic is indeed white but that demographic is not completely congruent with “middle class” because a goodly percentage of “extremely low” income (section 8) are white. Don’t look at this election through the narrow lens of one’s own demographic. The AA middle class demographic is leaving town at the same rate as white middle class people and for the same reasons. Their kids are more likely to get hammered by the thugs for “acting white”. What you say is true about the local political mindset chasing Federal poverty dollars. But here is the spoiler alert…. the Feds don’t have any money anyway and the Republican takeover of Congress will probably mean that endless poverty aid spigot will be turned off. There is no more easy money. So whatever the make up of this new school board, there will be little they can do to change the course of this Titanic. The parents that bailed and took their kids out of this failing school are ahead of the curve. Their kids will have a chance in this World. How will the remaining kids succeed when the Vallejo Schools lose their accreditation and the kids that worked hard and played by the rules can’t apply to public universities?

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  10. November 5, 2014 @ 12:34 pm Ben

    Aah. The suspense continues. Mr. S. Dog could not have written a more intriguing script. Today we have the top vote getter being readmitted to the social advancement of impaired youth, a.k.a. “full service” governing board. Also starring is a candidate that not only did not attend the forums, but did not pay for one union printed sign, and even let it be known that he withdrew from the race, after it was legally permissible to do so. Will he or won’t he take the elected position? Can he become employed in a different district in so that he is eligible to take center state? Gasp. Will the VUSD, in it’s advance management style, offer our co-star a “meaningful” position to motivate him to not place his hand in the air? Would that be , heaven forbid, an unauthorized inducement sufficient to invite the attention of our new prosecutor? Would Mr. Law & Order, retired gum shoe Worel, scream foul? Will the stars align to permit the wicked witch of the west one last round with the fountain of knowledge at the Taj Mahl? Or, will those same stars align to bring forth the valiant understudy waiting in the wings? Is there going to be a Florida re-run when 2972 vote by mail ballots and another 959 “provisional” ballots from District 1 are added into the unknown magic bullets stored in the arsenal? Oh, and let’s not forget the 4464 vote by mail and 874 provisional ballots in District 2, some of which no doubt are part of the VUSD? As the cartoons of our youth cried out at the Saturday matinees: “To be continued.” Political Theater. An’t it great?

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  11. November 5, 2014 @ 2:02 pm Laurel

    This is truly embarrassing for the intelligent citizens of Vallejo. I REALLY hope media outside of Vallejo does not pick up on this.

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  12. November 5, 2014 @ 2:44 pm the macroneurotic

    The people who voted for Porter & Lewis must be the wise men of Chelm. Because of its inhabitants’
    outlandish naiveté and stupidity, Chelm became known as the city of fools, a center for morons. I’m laughing and crying because I live in Chelm.

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    • November 5, 2014 @ 3:03 pm Anonymous

      What messages did Porter and Lewis say when they were running that got the Vallejo electorate to vote for them as they did last night? That’s the key. It may signal that Vallejo voters were paying attention, and signaled they wanted a different direction from Wilson and Ubalde and the Grand Jury reports. This is worth analyzing in a deeper way. The fact that Wilson is on the outs and Measure E failed show the Vallejo black power base (aka black churches) have diminished in effectiveness, and the rising Vallejo Fil-Am power bloc as reality. That means Ramona must know or realize that her standing at VCUSD is in serious jeopardy now.

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      • November 5, 2014 @ 4:54 pm Ben

        Dr. Bishop is not in any trouble, no matter who sits on the school board. She has a contract to protect her. That contract was graciously extended by the present sitting board. As long as she performs on and under that contract, she is in good position. Otherwise, the sitting board, now or in future, has to buy out the balance of the number of months on her contract TIMES the monthly salary PLUS benefits. We are talking significant dollars. But, what the hay, that’s what the council did before with Tanner. What’s money when the tax payers are footing the bill?

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  13. November 5, 2014 @ 3:05 pm Once Twice

    The real fools of Vallejo are those who voted for Ubalde, Porter and Wilson, the faith conservatives of Vallejo and the holders of responsibility for the sorry state of affairs for Vallejo School District. Until their stranglehold over public education is released, we should expect exactly what we have gotten in the past, a mediocre crop of semi-literate graduates with no real-world coping skills.

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  14. November 5, 2014 @ 7:29 pm Anonymous

    Conscientious black parents in Vallejo should opt for homeschooling their children instead of sending them to Vallejo School District. Vallejo black parents who are disgusted with VCUSD need to send a decisive message to School Board that continuing VCUSD problems and Grand Jury reports are not acceptable anymore. The Measure E defeat and Wilson on the outs are clear warning messages by the Vallejo Fil-Am power bloc that times have changed, and it’s not the same old deal as it was in the past.

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    • November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 am Bong Hit

      Yes!! I so agree but we shouldn’t limit this idea to just home school. In time the nation will come to the conclusion that a voucher system is needed to break the stranglehold that lousy school districts have on the public. We all know there are very talented educators right here in Vallejo that have stepped forward to form alternative schools and charter schools. Can you imagine the benefit to all the innocent children in Vallejo schools today if they had a safe and nurturing environment to excel in?

      Ask yourself this question: what stands in the way of getting the violent offenders out of the general population of school children? Answer, old, stale, democrat politics and their crazy political correctness. Time to take off the blinders folks, the rest of the nation gets it now lets see if there are enough brain cells here in California to think of the innocent children first and petty politics second.

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  15. November 5, 2014 @ 9:27 pm Salty Dog

    The results of this election speaks to the condition of the electorate as much as to the woeful condition of the District, the only bright spot being the defeat of a measure to indebt the next generation without any certainty that a quarter billion borrowed dollars would or could produce an effective public education. The electorate, or at least a paltry fraction of registered voters chose to elect a candidate who had long dropped from the race, How astute. Others voted along racial or ethnic lines. Whatever happened to the best interests of children….children eager to learn and who could care less about race or skin color. Truly an embarrassment.

    Public education is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to ALL children in a community. That bed rock principle of PE appears to be lost on racial politics and political manipulations expected more in the municipal world of petty politics. I don’t see much of this moral premise in this District.

    To Shelee and other unsuccessful candidates, thank you for your courage and willingness to serve. To the winners…..we are watching you closely to see how you approach this dysfunctional District.

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  16. November 6, 2014 @ 11:56 am decentamerican

    1) It is very unfortunate that so many thousand votes have been wasted on candidate who DID NOT WANT THE JOB & candidagtes who had withdrawn from the race (BUT OUT CORRUPT ELECTION SYSTEM KEPT THEM ON THE BALLOT)

    2) There are still 9000 votes or so waiting processing and things could still change !!!!
    i.e., old boys/girls network being dismantled and sent home !

    3) We need to tell ALL children, teachers, adminstrative staff to VOTE for candidates who can really bring change in 1 or 2 terms

    MAY GOD HELP VALLEJO SCHOOL DISTRICT & THE PEOPLE OF VALLEJO ! They deserve better.

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    • November 6, 2014 @ 11:58 am decentamerican

      1) It is very unfortunate that so many thousand votes have been wasted on a candidate who DID NOT WANT THE JOB & candidates who had withdrawn from the race (BUT OUR CORRUPT ELECTION SYSTEM KEPT THEM ON THE BALLOT)

      2) There are still 9000 votes or so waiting processing and things could still change !!!!
      i.e., old boys/girls network being dismantled and sent home !

      3) We need to tell ALL Vallejo children, teachers, administrative staff to VOTE for candidates who can really bring change in 1 or 2 terms

      MAY GOD HELP VALLEJO SCHOOL DISTRICT & THE PEOPLE OF VALLEJO ! They deserve better.

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  17. November 6, 2014 @ 6:59 pm Socrates

    Cayangyang has overtaken Hazel Wilson for trustee of VCUSD, but still in 4th place behind Ubalde, Porter, and Worel.

    Vallejo City Unified School District
    Member, Governing Board
    Vote for 3
    (WITH 39 OF 39 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
    TONY UBALDE. . . . . . . . . . 6,622 15.65 2,249 4,373 0
    RICHARD PORTER. . . . . . . . . 6,116 14.46 2,150 3,966 0
    BURKY H. WOREL. . . . . . . . . 5,798 13.70 1,853 3,945 0
    RUSCAL CAYANGYANG. . . . . . . . 5,322 12.58 1,734 3,588 0
    HAZEL A. WILSON . . . . . . . . 5,280 12.48 1,953 3,327 0
    BRISBAIN R. PUCAN. . . . . . . . 4,712 11.14 1,610 3,102 0
    SHELEE LOUGHMILLER . . . . . . . 4,418 10.44 1,491 2,927 0
    JOHN LEWIS . . . . . . . . . . 3,850 9.10 1,231 2,619 0
    WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 190 .45 80 110 0
    Over Votes . . . . . . . . . 126 36 90 0
    Under Votes . . . . . . . . . 12,280 4,897 7,383 0

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    • November 6, 2014 @ 7:27 pm Anonymous

      Hazel Wilson is really biting her fingernails now. The decision to get Porter to drop out of the race has completely backfired in her case. Once again, the possibility of Ubalde and Cayangyang on the School Board confirms the rising Vallejo Fil-Am power bloc and their resolve. The big loser once again is the Vallejo Black community and their base (aka Black churches). It’s going to be very interesting now how Osby and the top Black leaders in Vallejo will respond to this. Last Council election, Black community went 0-for-4 … clearly the Vallejo Black power base is in decline, not even able to deliver on Measure E as well.

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  18. November 6, 2014 @ 7:55 pm GW

    I disagree with any one group having had extra ordinary resolve this time around. If shutting out a specific demographic/ethnic group from having a seat at the table would be the intent, this other demographic/ethnic power bloc you allege is present in Vallejo has to come out and vote with much greater resolve than they did this time around. I wonder how you are certain who voted for whom, by ethnicity on top of that. Is there an app for that?

    We all will be losers if we allow one group to dominate all others. Been there and done that and it has not been specifically successful then either!

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  19. November 7, 2014 @ 6:53 am Salty Dog

    I agree with your opinion, GW.

    Since when does skin color or ethnicity have anything to do with universal quality public education. We are talking about supposedly adult electors determining community representatives who will put the welfare of vulnerable children ahead of grown up bigotry.

    I could give a hoot about a candidates cultural originations or whether or not they are identified as a “visable minority”. But what I do care about are the abilities of the new Board to act upon a few real issues:

    1. the quality of education in the District, compared with others is unacceptably and consistently in the dumper.

    2. the community at large distrusts its reps to be at arms length and independent of the formal organization.

    3. successful measures to procure funding will not occur without the Board demonstrating a willingness and ability to take action now that has been returned to full autonomy.

    Can this new Board turn the corner? That will largely depend on its understanding of HOW to navigate its policy actions and the ability of individual trustees to work with each other and consider all options leading to education and Board reform. I am unsure if this new Board has the people skills to effect positive change.

    One thing I am dead certain – race,ethnicity, social and economic standing, religion, sexual reference,intellectual ability is anathema to public education. Doubly true for trusteeship. imo

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    • November 7, 2014 @ 8:45 am Bong Hit

      Salty, your insight is valuable for a district that is functional and has a majority of responsible citizens. Unfortunately for Vallejo, we have a majority of irresponsible citizens who have no business raising children. This town and school district will need a revolutionary change first, a complete paradigm shift before we can enter a phase of first world governance best practice. To illustrate what we’re up against, read here how a college student was chased down and beaten by the “peaceful” protesters in Ferguson.

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/ferguson-mob-turns-on-umsl-student-beat-him-chase-him-down-chambers-street-screaming/?PageSpeed=noscript

      In Vallejo schools, the law of the jungle is firmly in place and without the administrative leadership to stop this jungle law, no amount of political or bureaucratic theory can get started.

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  20. November 7, 2014 @ 10:11 am GW

    Not to say that other areas of this country/world do not have challenges when attempting to educate the masses, Vallejo appears to have been blessed with bushels of ignorant and vision challenged individuals who are satisfied with the status quo and the subsequent substandard education of their children as an end result. It is shameful to squander your votes on people who have no longer the desire to serve you or your children. Are you really that misinformed, but believe your actions are defensible?
    Whom and what are you as a parent blaming for the local education failures and the dismal graduation rates, despite the influx of money given in the past and the demand for more this time around?

    After reading repeatedly how great Vallejo’s school system “was” yada yada, yada, I am at a loss as to how the formerly “well educated” do not see the damage the present education system (leadership) does to the future of their offspring. Well, we do have a large quantity of newbies that may contribute to actions unbecoming of a caring parent!

    Granted, my opinion does generalize, but if I have to employ shock value to wake you up to the fact that as a guardian to a whole new generation you suck in a major way, so be it.
    Do you not want your children to succeed as they attempt to lay down the ground work and rock solid base upon which they will have to build their future and successes? So why then are you tone-deaf and vision impaired as you turn over YOUR child along with its very impressionable mind, to the mediocre self-serving leadership of the VCUSD?
    A district that is putting a greater value on where they are located, that school facilities they have neglected in the past, although the taxpayer provided funds to change that, must be upgraded to show pieces (233 mil could do that, imho) and other feel good projects that serve all BUT our children and the ability to absorb knowledge like a sponge! The must have upscale facilities which are the only way knowledge absorption is possible, or so I am told, is blatantly flying into my face as I see children “absorbing”under the open sky and in meager earthen floored huts.

    Unless the ballot count is completed, I am just a tad concerned that the two thirds requirement could be reached, possibly due to any misplaced and now found ballots. snark!
    In order to receive the benefit of a need/want, some form of personal involvement has to be included. Sitting on the couch and vegging because that is what you are used to …..and letting others pull what is your responsibility to pull, has to end. By being willfully ignorant to the facts of life, despite sincere advice from “outsiders” with prior experience that “nothing” in life is indeed FREE in the long run, does makes you a moocher and unfit parent, IMHO!

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  21. November 7, 2014 @ 11:36 am Race has nothing to do with it.

    Continuing to couch the results of this election as a “Fil/Am victory” or an “African American defeat” ignores the fact that two of the three winners are white men and gives ammunition to the racists among us in Vallejo. What is clear, is that this election, just like the previous one, are attempts by the religious fundamentalists of Vallejo to influence elections and take over our government and our schools. If you check the endorsements of the candidates, you can see that the “Faith-based” community of Vallejo, which considers itself to have the “authority” to control our social and political organizations is working to exert it’s influence over our city. (Vallejo, City of God anyone?)

    This election has nothing to do with race. The “voting blocs” of voters in this town do not have the ability to force any one kind of candidate. Only in the Faith Based right wing fundamentalist religious camps do we see a cross-over of races where equally Whites, Hispanics, African-Americans and Filipinos subscribe to these dogmatic tenets of misogynistic ideas, anti-progressive policies, homophobia, and more. Only when Vallejoans are willing to stand up and fight for the real soul of this city and stamp out this threat which threatens to overtake our city government, city offices, school district and school administration, and all others will this city be able to join in the prosperity which the rest of the Bay Area enjoys.

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  22. November 7, 2014 @ 6:37 pm Anonymous

    Latest results from Solano County ..

    http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=19128

    TONY UBALDE. . . . . . . . . . 7,708
    RICHARD PORTER. . . . . . . . . 7,137
    BURKY H. WOREL. . . . . . . . . 6,705
    RUSCAL CAYANGYANG. . . . . . . . 6,272
    HAZEL A. WILSON . . . . . . . . 6,185
    BRISBAIN R. PUCAN. . . . . . . . 5,423
    SHELEE LOUGHMILLER . . . . . . . 5,115
    JOHN LEWIS . . . . . . . . . . 4,427

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  23. November 11, 2014 @ 1:13 pm worthlessbishop

    The right thing to do would be to appoint Ruscal. Everyone knows that if Hazel came in 4th, that is what Ramona would urge the board to do. That being said, I can’t say how happy I am that Hazel is gone.

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  24. November 11, 2014 @ 2:36 pm wharf rat

    Bishop and her minions will do all that they can to keep Ruscal off the board , ‘a voice of reason is the last thing they want’ , watch the politics to come … Bishop and Wilson must be falling off their collective brooms at the prospect of this young , independent upstart upsetting the apple cart … They will probably spend district money to keep Ruscal off the board I can invision the next Grand Jury investigation , all while our Children continue to be mere flotsam and jetsam in a sea of corruption …….

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    • November 11, 2014 @ 3:07 pm Anonymous

      Does that include Ramona & Wilson scheming to put Ubalde under the bus with the last-minute Jim Jones photos with the two men doing the Masonic handshake? That would really put a severe twist on things. Getting rid of Ubalde, so Wilson is the 4th votes getter by default. Porter has the biggest smile on his face now, knowing he is the epicenter of possible change and confusion in VCUSD, and he didn’t lift a finger and spent zero dollars to do it.

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      • November 11, 2014 @ 5:17 pm worthlessbishop

        Anonymous, what are you referring to regarding Ramona and Hazel in kahoots regarding Ubalde and Jim Jones pictures?

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  25. November 11, 2014 @ 8:33 pm wharf rat

    I must agree with Salt ‘even though it hurts’ A Parlimentiorn form of government makes a lot of sense , while this might be an impossibility , due to the Darwinian Politics , and evident food chain of Vallejo public policy , there remains hope …….. The School board for example , contrary to Salts , concept of district/area representation ‘ a noble’ Avenue , yet one wrought with problems , such as gerrymandering and area isolation , due to just who gets elected …… A Nuclear family concept makes more sense for Vallejo ….. The various Charter Schools that are busting the numbers , and have become ‘THE ENEMY’
    OF District Administration , due to their excellent outcomes , devoid of District control , have Students
    excelling ….. Some have College acceptance right out of high School , to top five Universities ….
    But really it all starts with pre-School , once they can walk and talk , the sponge minds need to be engaged and in fact challenged … Vallejo lost it’s way long ago …..Why do we fund an Administration that does not understand these fundamentals , or doe’s not want to hear about them … Bet a bunch of four year olds could get them squared away ………….

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    • November 11, 2014 @ 8:49 pm Bong Hit

      School vouchers is the path forward. Vallejo is bursting at the seams of strong spirited educators just waiting for the opportunity to teach. You democrats have a Herculean effort in front of you. You’re dragging the dead body politic from yesterday along with you as you try and asses the rapidly changing world. OPEN YOUR EYES!

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  26. November 12, 2014 @ 1:40 pm Bong Hit

    Wharf, stop and think of the benefits Vallejo children would receive if their parents could select a school of their own choice. As an example, a voucher could be used by parents to select a charter school that placed an emphasis on religious studies for their child. Other parents could select a progressive school that focused on art and music without any religious curriculum. Still others might select a technical school where math and science was prioritized.

    Today the United States is at the bottom of the industrial world for K-12 education. California is at the bottom of the country for K-12 education. Vallejo is at the bottom of California for K-12. Vallejo children get nothing, ZERO, NADA benefits from this federalized education system. The feds have now even managed to screw up school lunches. It’s my belief that Vallejo has the talent to teach children and figure out a school lunch menu far more effectively that the current system can provide. I would without hesitation send my child to an independent Vallejo school that was free of the administrative overhead and mandated curriculum pushed down our collective throats by the feds. The most important thing I would look for would be a zero tolerance for violence. As it stands now, I have to pay for public education that is totally unacceptable with horrible administration and toxic levels of violence PLUS pay for a private education. You and I pay double just to get our children a safe school environment. This must change.

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    • November 12, 2014 @ 4:05 pm Gregory

      You are spot on totally. However, most students in the VCUSD are socially economically poor, many on housing vouchers and a variety of public assistance monies coming from substandard homes and families. Many with a criminal history. So until a bond measure is passed to provide the funding to build more charter schools, such as a performance art school like Oakland, or a Bill Gates school, or vocational trade schools, instead of this one size fits all mentality of the two failed high schools of Jesse Bethel & Vallejo Hi, there is no future for Vallejo on the public education front. The objective should also be to gentrify Vallejo and draw down public housing to the level of neighboring cities, not at 60% of all the residences who live downtown. These upside down demographics are the culprit and must be addressed if any real improvements are to take fold.

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      • November 12, 2014 @ 6:53 pm wharf rat

        The last post spelled out some very relevant issues , deep consideration , needs to be applied , not Party Politics ….
        the current Adnimiatration needs to be looked at … Are they qualified to manage the largest budget in the City of Vallejo …… There seem to be some professional Gaps ………… Is Ramona qualified to , oversee and manage a budget of this scale ………. Don’t think so …. Perhaps qualified third party professionals should be doing this .. only then will this multi–million dollar budget be Relevant and actually accountable ..

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  27. November 20, 2014 @ 5:59 pm Results 11/20

    Latest numbers, COB 11/20. A squeaker, but Ruscal still ahead, 3 votes
    http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=19128

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