Wednesday, March 15, 2017

San Jose City is Bracing for Class Action Suit

While San Jose City and the Santa Clara Water District are pointing fingers at each other for the total failure of warning residents of the Coyote Creek flood, internally both parties are bracing for a class action law suit..  The city's lack of preparation and notifications before the flood and then the incompetent response to the victims after the flood is downright shameful.  

The Mayor and City Councilmembers were quick to show up for press conferences and photo ops but are clueless on the conditions of the victims and the city staff are non responsive and down right arrogant in some cases.   To the hundred of victims that got their chance to speak last week at a special City Council meeting, the horror stories of victims are not receiving adequate help show how traditional nonprofit organizations like Red Cross in Santa Clara County are not ready to handle a small emergency like this flood and of course, the city and county are simply just shaking their heads saying we are not ready for emergency situations.

Many citizens of San Jose would not mind a law suit to see that once and for all, the city needs to learn its lessons.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hoang Kieu Donates $5 Million to Help San Jose Flood Victims

Billionaire Hoang Kieu will donate a total of $5 million to help the victims of San Jose flood.  This is the largest donation by any single donor.   Hoang Kieu, 72,  is the founder of Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, Inc. to supply albumin, immunoglobulin and other blood-derived products for the Chinese market.    The company is listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Kieu came to the US as a refugee in 1975.   He also owns a Napa winery and a condensed and powdered milk factory in Las Vegas which serves the Chinese market.  He is ranked #214 on Forbes Billionaire List with a net worth of $2.7 billion.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Van Le for San Jose City Council D7 in 2018

The Resolution 3.8 opposing the display of the Vietnam Communist flag in San Jose has taken a life of its own.  City Councilmember Tam Nguyen thought he was getting the support of the community for his resolution (which was passed unanimously two weeks ago by the City Council).  However, some extremists in the community are criticized him with vengeance for they felt the resolution did not go far enough, i.e., not encompassing as the Westminster's resolution opposing the Communist flag.   Some even suggested that the resolution will prompt a brazen display of the Communist flag.

Van Le, a school board member and a former D7 candidate  against Tam Nguyen 2 years ago, did not let such a political  opportunity went to waste.   She is trying to win some brownie points with the Viet-American voters as she is planning her election strategy for 2018. 

LSI cannot wait till next year with Van Le, Chris Le and Tam Nguyen running against each other.   

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jimmy Nguyen and His End Game

With the second recount or  known as voter's initiated recount over, Jimmy Nguyen lost the SJC Council District 8 to Sylvia Arenas by 74 votes (17,254 to 17,180).   At the beginning of the recount, he was behind by 98 votes.  

 Last Friday, he filed a lawsuit claiming negligence by the ROV.   He claimed that misconduct and errors by the ROV costed him the election.   He is asking the judge to set aside Arena's election.

Meanwhile, Manh Nguyen is still waiting for the forensic test for his lawsuit against the ROV.  The lab has the IR result of the ink but not the chemical analysis.

Meanwhile, both Lan Diep and Sylvia Arenas are well on their way to start their new job.   What is the chance of a judge setting aside the election and declare a new election?   Only time will tell.