YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION OF SUPPORT IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE!
THE UNPRECEDENTED RETALIATORY RESURRECTION OF EARLIER CANCELLED (SEE BELOW) LA LOMA PATH PUBLIC STAIRCASE, DESPITE THE EVIDENT CALLS TO RESPOND TO THE FACTS OF REALITY:
We are calling for the attention of all progressively-minded individuals, living in Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, as well as those citizens of the World, who live throughout the Globe, and who care about justice and fairness, who care about preserving the ideals of democratic society, run by the Consitution.
We are calling upon the involvement of everyone, who is passionate about advocating for PEACE - at our homes, in our community, and in the World. The retaliatory actions towards the community activist and whistle blower Ms. Rozalina Gutman, who merely asked to allow her to live peacefully at her own home, reached unprecedented proportions in 2011 and 2012, and began involving unlawful police arrests in her home, so stressful to her, so she had to be hospitalized in ER with the life-threatening condition (deliberately created, despite the calls of her medical doctors to avoid the unprecedented stress!) Due to the concern about safety of Ms. Rozalina Gutman, we ask for the immediate response with assistance. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS. LEARN MORE FACTS ABOUT THE ISSUE>>>
SPRING 2007 NEWS UPDATE:
Dear supporters of Kindness [r]Evolution in Berkeley,
Join us in celebrating of the final CANCELLATION OF DUPLICATE AND HAZARDOUS LA LOMA PATH! We are deeply grateful to everyone for the generous demonstration of support in all forms and shapes! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN THE TIMES OF GREAT CHALLENGE! Read more >>>
At this point, we will retain this page in its original form simply for the historical references about our City of Berkeley, and for the purposes of warning the potential violators about keeping THE CLOSE WATCH on our City's public servants.
Mikhail Gorbachev, is the symbol of free speach era. Click to read more re. "Glastnots'"
Should Mikhail Gorbachev be invited to declare Glastnost' - this time in the City of Berkeley?
Why and how false reporting has become such a common thing in our life?! Is it OK to continue saying "Who cares about such "small instance" like false journalist report, related to the unanswered neighborhood association's petitions?" Or... is that how the same kind of attitude, the same kind of false reporting led to starting the unjustified war on another nation???
How was it possible that the case of Government's retaliation in connection with misuse of FEMA funds was not reported by independent press (if DailyCal is still considered the such) to prevent further and continuous corruption of the large scale?
conveniently cropped photo, published by DailyCal, see enlargement below
photo showing the inconvenient truth: fence's location 4 feet away from bldg. - without violation
DailyCal published deliberately cropped(!) picture of Ms. Rozalina Gutman that conveniently distorted the actual reality with the alarmingly perfected "skill" (scroll below to view, is part of the article - see the link below as well). But, in fact, at the time when multiple photos were taken by DailyCal photo reporter, Ms. Gutman was standing next to the fence, that was built with NO ALLEGED VIOLATIONS, but just the opposite - the fence was located 4 feet apart from the wall of her house (the legal setback, defined by the City's Construction Code). [This fact was documented by several independent witnesses and is available for viewing here.] >>>>>>>>>
(Pictured: Standing next to her main residence house, Ms. Rozalina Gutman, concert pianist, educator, composer, author, and advocate for the Arts and Music Education, currently residing in Berkeley, CA, USA, after immigrating as refugee from Soviet Union. Contact for more info via: www.CHARISMAfoundation.org)
PICTURES FOR COMPARISON: LEFT: the published by DailyCal deliberately cropped picture, accompanied by false, unsubstantiated and unfair accusation (quoted below for your convenience) RIGHT: another picture taken by independent witness, that actually clearly shows the real location of the referenced in the article fence, constructed in reality without violation - 4 feet apart from the house's wall (setback distance, in accordance with Construction Code)
The Article by DailyCal falsely states: "Homeowner Rozalina Gutman erected a fence to prevent city surveyors from being able to renovate the path which goes by her house, which she says is an invasion of her privacy." http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=22424
The type of picture investigative independent press report should have presented: the actual location of the fence, at the legal setback line, 4 feet away from the house' wall (fortunately documented by independent witnesses).
How was it possible that the inconvenient for the City administration truth was so expertly misrepresented in the article http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=22424, published by the DailyCal on 11.28.2006, the day of the hearing of the matter at the City Council Meeting, called by honorable Council Member Kriss Worthington for investigation for the corruption? Although, according to the "daring" DailyCal reporter's perceiption, somehow... and most mysteriously... all the truly honorable actions of the Council Member Worthington were apparently due to the fact that allegedly"Worthington believes Gutman's complaints are largely unfounded" - well, of course that is only according to the above article that definitely shows reporter's great imagination ability, not to mention his most peculiar logic...
Most strangely the article's every paragraph contains misrepresentation of the real situation. For example, it misleads the readers with largely extorted reality, casually presenting to the public “…berry patches and weeds between her home and La Loma Path, a decaying pedestrian walkway that connects Glendale Avenue and Campus Drive.” as existing facts.
But, according to neighbors who lived in the area for over 30 years, the above mentioned and so called “…La Loma Path, a decaying pedestrian walkway that connects Glendale Avenue and Campus Drive.” or even better - "...concrete steps on the La Loma Path" don't exist and never existed in reality and for most obvious reasons:the distance between Ms. Gutman's and next door neighbors' house is visibly very small - mere 12 feet, leaving no room for any public structure. Needless to say, the construction of these houses was approved in their current locations by the City of Berkeley decades ago. And, the narrow area between the houses has been covered by various vegetation, including decades-old surrounding brush fences (see below the photo of recent brush fence vandalism by the proponents of the path who tried to create their desired impression). It is easily observed that the houses are located on a very steep hill, definitely uncomfortable for climbing (not to mention resulting in unprecedented intrusion into backyards, violating basic privacy of residents that no decent person would ever consider).
More importantly, the special pedestrian sidewalk with stairs (exceptionally rare in Berkeley hills) ALREADY EXISTS and coincidentally starts right nearby - only about 300 feet from the spot where ADDITIONAL staircase is suddenly being forced into existing for decades residential development.
Photo: STAIRS ON THE LEFT - location of existing walkway at the La Loma-Glendale intersection; AREA NEAR CARS - location of proposed duplicate and highly intrusive stairway, to be forced into existing residential development - located only 300 feet apart.
In order to aid clarity to the understanding of the issue, Ms. Gutman, busy Int'ly recognized music educator, had no choice but abandon her career and personal comittments, having to take much of her time and effort for preparing related info. She consulted with experts in the field and prepared photos for demonstration at the City Council meeting when this item was finally officially scheduled on the Agenda (in addition to many other meetings with City administration representatives), but she suddenly was not allowed to access the image projector, that was readily available in the room. She was also denied adequate time to disprove boldly misstated facts by the proponents of the duplicate stairway. Who benefits from such misuse of public funds for duplicate project that causes only harm to city's residents and threatens the City with massive financial liability of class action lawsuits? Who needed to portray Ms. Gutman deliberately negatively and why it was so necessary to slender Ms. Gutman's good name? How and why could "independent" newspaper become a perfect cover-up for such deliberate retaliatory actions and whose murky interests did it serve?
Why DailyCal did not publish the unanswered by the City petitions from several Neighborhood Associations that point out highly wasteful and clearly mistaken nature of the proposed construction as well as did not ask for any official documentation that would explain continuous residents' harassment, trespassing and unannounced visits, followed by unreasonable demands and open threats, unreasonably issued retaliatory penalties (in response to constructive criticism), highly intrusive undocumented actions of people, operating supposedly on City's behalf - a foot away from residencies while literary staring into residents' windows, vandalism and damage to our brush fences?
Here are only very few evident examples of retaliatory methodical harassment that had been sporadically launched upon residents, whose professional and personal lives has been severely disrupted for almost a year:
One of the acts of vandalism and unannounced intrusion: the hole made in brush fence in March 2007
Unauthorized & unnecessary project conducted right by residence windows
What would have happened, if the reality of the situation would have been portrayed in that article truthfully and in time for the City Council Meeting? Why the information provided in this article is in conflict with the facts, stated (and even video-taped!) during the City Council Meeting?
Why the Daily Californian did not publish the follow-up article, covering quite so unusual developments (if not further and major violations of civil liberties by the City administration) at the City Council Meeting, since the correspondent said to be present then? (Correspondent Sean Barry actually assured Ms. Gutman at the time of her phone interview about his presence at the City Council Meeting.)
Why the above DailyCal article starts with "One homeowner’s protest... " and never mentioned several neighborhood petitions in protest re. the matter of brand new duplicate, wasteful and harmful stairway, that were signed by many seriously concerned local residents, yet discarded with no answer and in the most unusual way - by the City administration? Why DailyCal did not even attempt to investigate the matter independently and did not care to look into serious violations committed through various similar construction projects?
To the deep frustration of nearby residents, Glendale Path often turns into a place for night time drinking, drug use and garbage/old furniture disposal
Berkeley residents know well that $76,000 (funds from ...FEMA!) can finance much more than a mere cement staircase that was not even properly engineered/landscaped. (Getting dizzy yet from knowing that you're walking over stairs costing over $2K!! each??)
How could it be possible to have such deliberately false reporting in the City of ...Berkeley, where just only a month prior to this article's publication, the Conference dedicated to the subject of Freedom of Speech was presided and attended by many internationally renowned Freedom of Speech activists? How could the host of such event, the University of CA, Berkeley, internationally renowned for being the catalyst of progressive thought movement, maintain such newspaper that does not know any more what reporter's integrity is?
These and many other misstated issues and facts need explanation and clarification, and not to mention - independent investigation. Ms. Gutman's personal appeals for corrections to the DailyCal correspondent Mr. Sean Barry were left unanswered. His promise to introduce himself to Ms. Gutman at the 11.28.06 City Council Meeting and to cover the issue's most unusual and worthy of press coverage developments at the City Council Meeting on the same night of article's publication, was not fulfilled for the reason he failed to explain in any way as well. (All City Council Meetings are video taped and archived b y the date on the City's website.)
DEARBERKELEY NEIGHBORS, DEAR DISTANT SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS,
YOUR IDEAS ARE THE MOST VALUABLE TO US - THANK YOU! WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SUPPORTERS FOR ONE OF SUCH IDEAS: TO ESTABLISH THE FUND TO SUPPORT THE ACTIONS THAT WOULD PREVENT FURTHER ABUSES OF OUR LIBERTIES AND FREEDOMS. WE ARE WORKING ON IT CURRENTLY AND WILL POST MORE INFO ABOUT IT
POSTINGS OF OTHER EXAMPLES THAT EXPOSE CIVIL FREEDOM ABUSES ARE COMING UP AS WELL. PLEASE, VISIT US AGAIN.
WE ARE ALSO PLANNING TO HAVE EXCITING FUNDRAISING EVENTS WITH PARTICIPATION OF THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CELEBRITIES AND AUTHORS. STAY TUNED!
YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT PROVIDES INSPIRATION FOR OUR FURTHER ACTIONS. THANK YOU!