Thursday, May 19, 2016

Roaming homeless shelters in Pacifica?


I have a pretty good idea that Dierdre Martin will be called to task as a shill for the rent control people who are advocating this "roaming shelter" baloney. 
can you see PIA going to st peter and asking to let the homeless set up camp on all that land they have!

Fair Rents for Pacifica: Deirdre Martin for City Council

FairRents4Pacifica is supporting Deirdre Martin's campaign for City Council because she favors rent stabilization. We feel this is the best strategy for us to pursue in Pacifica. We have volunteered to help gather signatures in San Mateo for its rent stabilization ballot measure. We feel any positive movement in the Bay Area helps our efforts here in Pacifica. Many of us are working to create "roaming shelters" in Pacifica and the rest of the Coastside. Today there are no shelters for homeless people on the coast and this effort will provide shelter year-round and be supported by government funding. 

Posted by Steve Sinai (for someone who wanted to stay anonymous.)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc. Sues Justin Clark of Austin, Texas, and Davidson Direct of Pacifica, CA for Breaches of Contract, Misappropriation of Proprietary Information

May 17, 2016 12:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earlier this month, Justin Clark of Austin, Texas and Leslie Davidson, d/b/a Davidson Direct, of Pacifica, California were sued in the District Court of Travis County, Texas by The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc., of Austin, Texas. The lawsuit involves an alleged business venture involving Justin Clark and Leslie Davidson to market and sell webinars and services to clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups.

The lawsuit names Justin Clark, Leslie Davidson, d/b/a Davidson Direct, as defendants. Plaintiff The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc. (TDIG), alleges breaches of contract, misappropriation of proprietary information, and tortious interferences with current contractual relationships, among other issues. Plaintiff requests injunctive relief and the award of unspecified damages.

According to the lawsuit, Justin Clark was employed as TDIG’s office manager beginning in 2008 and “TDIG entrusted Clark with additional responsibilities, including participating in some aspects of the DD Webinars and/or audio conference programs. Although Clark did not produce or market those programs, or choose their topics or speakers, Clark did manage some aspects of the process of scheduling, preparing, conducting, and wrapping up events. He also served as the ‘moderator’ of some of the webinars.”

The lawsuit notes that Leslie Davidson, d/b/a Davidson Direct, was also involved in TDIG’s webinar and/or audio conference program during this same time. The lawsuit states, “TDIG retained Davidson as a consultant in the winter of 2008 to assist in the production and promotion of some of the DD Webinars and/or audio conference programs. Davidson was an active consultant to newsletter publishers as a resource for producing audio conferences (later webinars), seminars, and similar events. TDIG met Davidson through the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) in 2008. Prior to being retained by TDIG, Davidson had never, upon information and belief, produced or marketed audio conferences to the medical laboratory and pathology professions. As part of her services to TDIG, Davidson was to have provided knowledge and expertise concerning the execution of audio conferences and webinars. TDIG suspended its webinar/audio conference program in April 2012 due to its poor performance… At that time, TDIG terminated its relationship with Davidson.”

The lawsuit continues, “TDIG terminated its employment relationship with Justin Clark in May 2012. In connection with that termination, Clark, for good and valuable consideration received from TDIG, executed an Employment Severance Agreement (‘the Agreement’)… Pursuant to the Agreement, Clark agreed to, among other things, ‘not use for his own benefit and/or sell, distribute, or disclose to any person or entity any proprietary information, trade secrets or work product owned or developed by [TDIG], including but not limited to vendor lists, business models, and plans.’”

Anonymous said...

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The lawsuit claims that Clark breached this agreement with TDIG, and that Davidson violated her fiduciary duty to TDIG, by collaborating to create a webinar program for clinical laboratory and pathology professionals in direct competition with TDIG. In the lawsuit, TDIG claims it “has recently learned that Clark and Davidson have wrongfully appropriated and used TDIG’s confidential and proprietary information for their own benefit. After his termination, and in violation of his agreement with TDIG, Clark approached many of the individuals, medical laboratories, vendors, and medical laboratory publishers that had established and long-standing business relationships with TDIG to, upon information and belief, develop business ventures with them intended to target the same customers, clients, and medical laboratory professionals that TDIG has served since 1995.”

The lawsuit further states how the defendants allegedly went into business in competition against TDIG; stating, “Upon information and belief, Clark, again in violation of his agreement with TDIG, contacted Davidson to launch a business venture or partnership to produce and deliver an audio conference (later webinar) program aimed specifically at the medical laboratory professionals, pathologists, and lab consultants already served by TDIG. Upon information and belief, Davidson used TDIG’s proprietary knowledge, experience, and contacts in the medical laboratory/pathology profession to enter into this business partnership with Clark, thus violating her fiduciary duty to TDIG by improperly using and sharing TDIG’s trade secrets, business methods, and customers with an outside party, all with the express purpose to compete directly against TDIG, her former consulting client.”

Another allegation of the lawsuit is that defendants Justin Clark and Leslie Davidson, dba Davidson Direct, brazenly placed advertisements for their own PathologyWebinars inside TDIG’s proprietary websites and discussion groups. The lawsuit says the defendants “have placed advertisements for their services and products in TDIG’s products, including its discussion groups for the Executive War College, without TDIG’s permission. TDIG has recently learned, for example, that Clark, acting through his surrogates at his employer, Viewics, has illegally and improperly used TDIG’s proprietary Executive War College Discussion Group on LinkedIn.com to distribute emails to several thousand TDIG customers advertising a webinar produced by Clark and Davidson. Participants in TDIG’s discussion group following the advertisement link placed by Clark’s Viewics surrogates end up at a website operated by Clark and Davidson that advertises webinars in direct competition with TDIG. Defendants placed the advertisement and link without TDIG’s knowledge and consent. Defendants’ actions are in violation of their contractual, common law, and other duties owed to TDIG.”

The lawsuit provides examples of how Clark and Davidson are allegedly, “Using TDIG’s confidential information, Defendants, through their ‘Pathology Blawg’ webinars and ‘PathologyWebinars.com’ webinars (‘PathologyWebinars’) and otherwise, have marketed, and are continuing to market, webinars and audio conferences to TDIG’s customers and clients. Those webinars and audio conferences are deceptively similar to TDIG’s DD Webinars program. Using confidential information improperly gained from TDIG, Defendants have created PathologyWebinars display advertisements and marketing information in the trade dress used by TDIG to look as if it is produced by TDIG, when in fact it is not. Defendants have used, and are continuing to use, TDIG’s lists of speakers, vendors, and lab industry experts to create and market their products, and, on information and belief, have used, and are continuing to use, TDIG’s confidential customer and client lists to solicit potential customers for their products.”

A court hearing will be scheduled to consider the plaintiff’s claims against the defendants, including the request for an injunction.

Anonymous said...

Well that doesn't have anything to do with this topic. I'm sure Riptide is covering this extensively.

Meanwhile, roaming homeless encampments? Now there's a candidate that I'm sure will "Fix Pacifica". Can you imagine the population explosion here.

Cautious Optimist said...

Will Deirdre Martin volunteer her neighborhood of Vallemar as a site for a "roaming shelter"?

Leslie said...

Seriously? You guys have nothing better to do than read random PR about something that has absolutely nothing to do with you or anything even remotely related to you? OMG! Now three or four complete idiots know I'm being sued! And by another idiot! Whatever shall I do? Well at least I have a life---maybe it's time you all got one as well.

And remember: Don't believe everything you read (or had read to you if you're really this stupid).


Anonymous said...

As the say, "Now, back to the news."
Things you will never hear, "Deirdre, that's a great idea. You can start here on the south forty" said the PIA people from St Peter.

Anonymous said...

I can think of several places for these camps. St Peter, Alma Heights, Cal Trans parking lot in Linda Mar, Pedro Point parking lot, Rockaway at the quarry, and Good Shephard are good prospects. Of course, we have to get them all registered to vote for pro rent control candidates. Can you think of one?

Anonymous said...

This is an idea that has been in review for many years, not one that Ms. Martin came up with. It's been used in other locations and could be particularly valuable on the coastside. No shelters exist on the coast. Homeless Pacificans have had to travel to other cities in San Mateo County for services.

Anonymous said...

Deirdre's homeless RVs in our neighborhoods, parking lots, on the beach. HAHAHAHAH. I don't think so....

Off Duty Mop said...

Despise all the talk on the roving campgrounds....Deirdre Martin's campaign has legs, excuse the pun. Reviewing her campaign facebook: Neighborhood meet and greets, walker organizing with special badges, upcoming major fundraiser at Shelldance, Deirdre is ahead of the pack, whomever that might consist of. Bevy of supporters who are name brands in Pacifica. All this 6 months before election day...So is anyone else organizing like Deirdre is? Noone is. So leave her be.

The Watcher said...

I heard her last "fundraiser" had 4 people present. There's legs alright, 4 to be exact!
Name supporters? Bohner, Hall, Verby, Goldberg. Now there's a bevy of heavyweights that have kept Pacifica in the sewer for 30 years. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

"When truth goes out the door, rumor comes innuendo." Groucho Marx

Yes Dierdre does support rent control, and yes, fairrents4Pacifica supports her, but that doesn't mean she favors every other idea the fair rents people have come up with. Unless you can find any statement from her supporting this idea, this is nothing but baseless speculation. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask her opinion on this (and any other topic for that matter), but as far as I can tell no one has actually done so.

Anonymous said...

deirdre word on the street is she can't get traction because she has a 5 month old and seriously no time.. she'll be a no show...

Anonymous said...

Word on the street: she is 100% aligned with the failed faux-enviro ideology that has destroyed Pacifica. I suppose that's pretty obvious when intellectual giants like Hall, Goldberg, Bohner and Verby support her. Can't wait for Loeb, Lancelle, Digre, Keener and Bray to jump on her little red wagon.

Anonymous said...

High 5 going out to Leslie.

Posting that and not removing it is a new low for this blog.

Steve Sinai said...

"Word on the street" means "I'm making it up."

Steve Sinai said...

4:12PM, the lawsuit is public information. It's not something I would have bothered posting, but if someone else wants to, so be it.

Anonymous said...

Sinai, but if it was your lawsuit it would have never made it on the blog, right?

Anonymous said...

1:19 anon
You sound like you've watched one too many Judge Judy TV shows.
Start your own blog. Then you can have it your way.

Anonymous said...

Bet Deirdre's instructions will be homeless at oddstad school. Tents & RVs. Hook up to the building. Then Linda Mar beach, facilities already in place, plenty of room for tents on the beach and parking lot. Also plenty of room at old Linda mar school on rosita. Any other city owned grass or lots I missed?

Leslie said...

I know exactly who posted information about the lawsuit against my business partner and me. You can leave it up forever for all I care. If you think it's embarrassing me, you're wrong. Even if it was being read by people I actually care about, it still wouldn't keep me up at night. I know what the lawsuit says, and I know what's true. I expect it to be dismissed very soon, but then, I doubt that when it happens, you'll bother to post that information.

I'm not exactly sure how my business lawsuit is going to "fix Pacifica," but hey, whatever floats your boat. In fact, I doubt anything in this blog will "fix Pacifica." You are all too cowardly to identify yourselves and stand behind what you post, so I imagine you guys don't think so either or you would take responsibility for what you write.

Anonymous said...

2:21

We all know who you are when you post annon.

I'm too busy in my personal and professional lives to play on blogs.

Anonymous said...

@813, yet here you are.

Anonymous said...

8:38

Yep laughing at you!

Anonymous said...

@928 and yet here you are again, too busy to play on blogs (lol), with really nothing to say.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks she doth protest too much!

Anonymous said...

9:55

Vote for Bernie. You like hand outs.

Steve Sinai said...

"Sinai, but if it was your lawsuit it would have never made it on the blog, right?"

Probably not, but if someone else published it, I wouldn't throw a fit about it.

Anonymous said...

10:49
You censor more than prime time TV

Anonymous said...

I sure hope all the homeless people who have transplanted themselves in Pacifica's beautiful Coast have registered to vote so they can get their "Roaming Shelter" homes. The weather here is perfect.