Monday, February 14, 2005

School Board Member Attempts to Give Friend a Sweetheart Contract

Lynwood, CA - School board member Maria Lopez attempted to give her long time friend and Compton Community College Associate Matilde Zapien, a sweetheart deal.

Report #7.3 of a draft agenda presented Monday, January 31, 2005,
shows a request for "Approval for Matilde Zapien to Act As GED Consultant
during the 2004-2005 School Year at Lynwood Community Adult School.”

Read more from Lynwoodwatch.com

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

This doesn't suprise me at all that Ms. Lopez tried to give her freind Matilde Zapien a sweet heart deal. Since she get along with consil man Fernado Predrosa lets not forget that he also gave his fater-in-law a sweet hart deal. Im glad that the deal for Matilde Zapien was not aproved, because I still believe in the other 4 board members are their for the best of the kids and community and not for themselves, great job lynwood wath keep up the good work.

Meduza1 said...

Well, Well,Well, Pepole just talk about others because they have "Lengua" and nothing else to do. I think Maria is doing the right thing. I think maria knows who can do the the job. Matilde Zapien is a very good person very profesional means well and has help many many many many ... pepole "Nuestra Gente " to get an education. I wonder why pepole don't take the time and informed themself about the "GED PROGRAM" and stop talking . Please don't talk about "Ferni the Pervi" that one needs to get out,he is the worst thing in Lynwood. Matilde thank you for all the great work you have done all this years , and I know that with or without that contract you will still do a great job .

Anonymous said...

It looks like you both need an education. I suggest both try to spell your words right.

What is this about "Nuestra Gente"? All children need an education! There should not be any special treatment.

Anonymous said...

Well, Well, Well as Well. Paul Richards thought his family and friends could do the job. He thought his family and friends were good people and very profesional and that they helped many, many, many "de su gente". The community didn't think so. The District Attorney didn't think so either.

Adolfo Lopez ran against recall. I don't think anyone can forget the many stupid mailers he sent out saying VOTE NO ON THE RECALL, AND VOTE NO ON LOPEZ. His greed later took over, and he sent other mailers saying VOTE NO ON THE RECALL, AND YES ON LOPEZ. The Lopez' defended Richards all along, so why are we surpirsed that they're doing the samething he did?

Fernando Pedroza also thought his father in law was good people and very professional, and the best tow truck provider. That's why he gave him a good contract worth thousands, gave him a piece of land at a very cheap price, and attempted to give him a piece of land on Santa Fe. The community once again didn't agree. Lopez was there opposing the proposal. Lopez even came to the council meeting and criticized the council for giving sweetheart deals.

Leticia Vasquez attempted to give Ralph Gonzalez afterschool programs. I'm sure she thought he was good people and very professional and what happened? Yep, the community didn't agree either. Even Linda Sanchez didn't agree.

What makes you think this is any different? Why should we praise the contract for Matilde Zapien, and criticize the Richard's family, Raul's Towing, The Mary Lee Geter Foundation if it's the same damn thing?

Do you say this because she's your friend? I've read some of your past comments meduza1, and they are good, but this one seems a little bit tinted... We should judge all the same.

If we praise Maria Lopez' actions, than Richards, Pedroza, and Vasquez should be praised too. If we praise Matilde Zapien, than the Richards family, Raul Varela and Ralph Gonzalez should be praised too.

But if Richards is corrupt, Pedroza is corrupt, and Leticia is corrupt for giving their family and friends contracts, then MARIA LOPEZ IS CORRUPT FOR GIVING CONTRACTS TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!!!!!!

Now about the lengua. Actions speak louder than words, and in this case, the truth is screaming! This attempt of corruption is so clear, that it goes beyond what the poor written article is saying. The article in itself doesn't say much (with all due respect to Lynwood Watch, it's very poorly written), IT IS MARIA LOPEZ' CORRUPT ACTION THAT SAYS IT ALL!!!!

Chimaera

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Anonymous said...

Maria Lopez is part of Lynwood's Axis of Evil:

Pual Richards:

Louis Byrd
Fernando Pedroza
Leticia Vasquez
Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez, Adolph Lopez, Fernando Pedroza (Including Raul Varela) fought very hard to keep Richards in office.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the info..the spelling on the first two comments are in dire need of spelling skills. Maria and Matilde Zapien gave the actual citizenship forms to students studying for Citizenship programs.
On an application Maria stated her husbands occupation was a street vender selling popcorn, peanuts Etc., while all along Adolfo Lopez was a furnuture manufacter. This infomation took years to surface.
Once Matilde Zapien became a citizen,she married a man from Mexico who had 6 or 7 children, brought them into the USA, enrolled them in Lynwood to be educated at taxpayer expense.

To: Maria Lopez, learn to pronounce and speak proper English. One example of why we need more schools. Undocumented pesons were informed to get two Social Security numbers one was for school programs other was for immigration this way it would not show they were on any government assistance, as per requirement for becoming a US Citizen. We need Homeland Security here to handle all these fraudulant persons.

Rhonda said...

It's very clear that it's campaign time for two Board Members, and people will do anything to make others look bad in order to not make their uneducated selves look horrible. This is a country of opportunities and people should take advantage of them. Opportunities such as the GED program who essentially give people a second chance. People who don't want to make changes or don't know how to help students are the bitter ones who seek to hurt others. It's an inferiority complex. Matilde has helped many students graduate from college and anyone who has ever taken the time to speak to Maria knows that she will only do what's best for the people and community. No comparison to other corrupt politicians adequately fit. It's a sad situation when good people are slandered to this degree. Please get your facts straight before making assumptions and false accusations. By the way "all these documents about Maria & Matilde" how were they found? or better said, who made them up? If you guys are truly concerned citizens be proactive and try to find out the facts, let's not jump on the BS bandwagon. Find out if it even was a "Sweetheart" deal. The amount of the "deal" was hardly enough to pay for gas/mileage much less anything else. I did my research and if Lynwood Residents consider less than $100 a month a sweetheart deal then Lynwood is in BAD SHAPE! Keep up the Good work Maria & Matilde don't let no one get you down! And remember people: You can never hold a man down without staying down with him. -George Washington Carver.

Teresa Valdez said...

Maria Can't speak english? Well, Rachel Chavez is basically blind and falls asleep during board meetings and Martina Rodriguez doesn't even have a high school diploma - i guess everyone has their issues! Maybe the bold "anonymous" statements have been made by buddies of the people who want to destroy Maria's reputation, if you're really as bold as you think you are - put your government name on the comment so we all know who's who around here. I didn't know that grown Lynwood people were dumb enough to believe anything that's put on the WEB. HEY EVERYONE FOLLOW ME TO THE TUPAC AND ELVIS ARE STILL ALIVE WEBPAGE! LAST ONE'S A ROTTEN EGG!

Anonymous said...

THIS, MY FRENDS, IS CALLED CRONYISM. CRONYSIM IS DEFINED AS 'FAVORITISM SHOWN TO OLD FRIENDS WITHOUT REGARD FOR THEIR QUALIFICATIONS, AS IN POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE.

CRONYISM IS SIMILAR TO NEPOTISM, BUT IT APPLIES TO FRIENDS AND PRIOR ASSOCIATES RATHER THAN EXCLUSIVERLY TO FAMILY.

IN REGARDS TO THE RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT IMMIGRATION ABOVE, IF YOU REMOVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, HALF OF LYNWOOD WOULD VANISH!!!! WELL, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A WAY TO SOLVE THE PARKING PROBLEM DOESN'T IT?

Anonymous said...

If that's the case, it sounds like Martina should be the one supporting and talking to Zapien about the GED program. Maybe she could also be a grad!

Anonymous said...

This last comment is very, very, very funny, and very very true!!!!!


Good one!

Anonymous said...

let me see if I get it. If someone steals a candy, it's ok. If someone steals a car, it's not ok.

What difference does it make? Both are thieves!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Some people just don’t get it. Maria Lopez and the new board members are trying to make Lynwood Unified School District a better place just not for our kids, but to help some adults learn how to SPELL and read. There’s always a problem when someone new comes in the district and make improvements for the betterment of our children. Some people just don’t like that, because they are a looser, a liar and they thief from our children here in Lynwood. People like to talk negative things about other people but never looked at them selves. People talk negative things about other people because they don’t have enough education and they are very dumb. They talk negative thinks about other people because other people have education and they have none. And all of you, who talk negative things about our new board members, just remember we the people of Lynwood vote for them and we are happy with the changes they have made. Our children are improving now than before. So who ever talk negative about our schools at the present state it’s in needs to be educated. Continue to do the great job our board members. And you guys should help these idiots with their educational background. This is the first time in a very, very longtime we’ve seen positive things in our schools. GREAT JOB.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO POST COMMENTS IN THIS BLOG, ALL SEEM TO BE CONCERNED WITH SPELLING AND GRAMMAR!!

BUT THEY ALL FAIL TO SEE THAT THE TERM "CORRUPTION" IS BEING SPELLED BY THE ACTIONS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS!!

Anonymous said...

Well Well Well, I was on vacation and you where very busy. It's funny how people are all concerned whether words are getting spelled right or wrong. The truth is that almost all the people who come in to the blog really have no clue the history behind Maria Lopez. I am not trying to defend her or her friend Matilde Zapien, but the truth is that she has helped the people : latinos, black and caucasian. But that is beside the point now, the point is that people are using this site as a place to write racist things that are irrelevant to the main point. so if you are so against the proposal for Matilde why don't u guys go to the meeting and truly make a change. Most of you probably write what u hear and not what u have seen by actions. I suggested before u start writting simply verify ............

Always,
Medussa1

Meduza1 said...

A little History for all those people who like to say that Maria hangs around with the African Americans... like if that was bad...
1) Maria T. Santillan at some point not too long ago was yummy yummy with Paul Richards, Ricardo Sanchez, Armando Rea, Reyes and lets not forget for a moment her long time relation with Pedroza and the Varela Families Unidas. She seems to be working good now right ........ does her past association with these people make her bad now.

2) Fernando Pedroza .... long time friend with the three amigos especially Reyes dam they where so close they ate from the same plate.... then later he became best friends with Paul Richards.... let's not forget that

Think about it.............

spudriver said...

Right on Meduza finally someone who has history in Lynwood. I think I have a clue who you are.

Anonymous said...

I too believe that before you dare say anything about anyone, especially when their reputation as a public official is on the line, get to know them, I mean REALLY know them, not just on a hi and bye basis, but on a personal basis. Atleast go to the board meetings and hear the comments that are made and observe how they vote and hear their explanations as to why they might not be supporting an item. I mean, this is assuming that you care as much as you think about our city. Or is it the gossip that is more interesting and exciting? I suggest some of you do your research on what these people have accomplished in their political careers and consider the amount of time they've had to accomplish them before you decide to pass judgement on them. A couple of these board members are up for election and we need to consider if they're trying to unite this board or divide it. Maria was helping students before she even thought about running for a political position. While half of the board is trying to get Lynwood Unified straight, the other is sitting back criticizing and causing turmoil.

Anonymous said...

well,well,well,it looks like the true MARIA LOREZ came out.

Anonymous said...

Now we're getting somewhere! For those who can't make it to the meetings, for whatever excuse they want to come up with, the minutes of board meetings are available.
By the way, this particular subject wasn't on there. Isn't that funny? Just something to think about.

Anonymous said...

WHO'S MARIA LOREZ?
Too much time on this blog messes with your spelling skills. I don't know about you guys, but right about now I don't think the GED program could hurt.

Anonymous said...

If la Senora Sapien, had charged and collected money since she started helping our commnuity, she'll be a millionare by now.
I got my citizenship thanks to her desintersado envolvment and free service back in the mid 80's when the Plaza Mexico was the old Maket Place and the Lynwood School District was in the old bulding by the Food for Less, about 20 yers ago.
Comparing Maria and Matilde to the Richards Dinasty is an insult to all the people that signed the recall, and got rid of him.

Mi respeto para la senora Sapien!

Anonymous said...

Respetos a "Sapien" o a "Zapien"? Ahora si me hicieron reir! La gramatica en espanol esta peor que la del ingles! (y no utilice tilde ni signos exclamatorios iniciales porque no todos los usuarios tienen activados los caracteres castellanos y se reflejarian simbolos innecesarios)

Meduza1 said...

Mira, Mira , Mira, al diablo con todo eso de que si saben escribir o no... Es por eso que todos los residentes de Lynwood tienen que ir a todas las juntas del Distrito Escolar , para que ya que nosotros los que no tuvimos la oportunidad de una mejor educacion nos aseguremos que nuestros hijos la tengan. No dejen te participar en la educacion de todos los hijos de el mundo. Olvidence ya de quien hizo algo no hizo nada. Por que Diablos nadie dijo nada de lo que hizo o dejo de hacer Domitila, ( ya se les olvido que tambien Fernando tomaba la comunion con ella???? Raquel Chavez dicen que se duerme en las juntasmmmmmm no lo dudo... la pobre es otra que la jalan para todos lados y con su morralito quiere quedar bien con Dios y con el Diablo .... y que creen los hijos de Lynwood son los que pierden. y que decimos de Maria Medina a la que una bola de viejas chismosas que la apoyaron por que ellas pensaron que haria cambios jajajaj solo por que fue a STANFORD?? BIG DEAL!!!!!! para ayudar a los Hijos de Lynwood o del mundo entero tienes que tener amor a su comunidad , a su projimo. AAAAAAAAAAAA no nos olvidemos de Solachito..ese jovencito que pertenece a todo los clubs habidos y por haver.... que como dice el dicho el que abarca mucho poco aprieta. Y miren nomas como estaremos de pobres en Lynwood que estamos tan escasos de lideres ... que no hubo otro remedio que elegir a la esposa de el Buen cosejal Ramon Rodriguez. UUUUUUFFFFFFFF Y NI PARA QUE HABLAR DE LA ESTRAFALARIA DE MARGARET A. QUE LO MEJOR QUE PUDO HACER FUE PONER UNA TORTILLERIA... LO QUE NO ME EXPLICO POR QUE ESPERO TANTO ???.

Martina.... uyyyyyy de esa me reservo comentarios. Pero recuerden puede salir. Todo depende de que se involucren. Oh que la hagan trabajar es por eso que el Distrito paga a un Superintendente para que haga las investigaciones necesaria para cualquier contrato. No perdamos el tiempo en tonterias como quien es amigo de quien. Sigamos adelante y Hablemos de cosas positivas. Espero que no se molesten pero LA VERDAD NO PECA PERO INCOMODA.

Anonymous said...

En efecto, al parecer todos en este blog son linguistas; y bilingues por si hubiera duda! En fin, de una o de otra manera, es divertido leer la pagina.

Anonymous said...

How strange you mention all the board members with the exception of Maria Lopez. Hi, Mr.Lopez = Meduza1.

Anonymous said...

I LOVED THE PRERIOUS COMMENT!!! MAKES A LOT OF SENSE! BLOWN COVER HUH!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVED THE PREVIOUS COMMENT!!! MAKES A LOT OF SENSE! BLOWN COVER HUH!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, Well, Well,,,,, Well,, Since we are talking about the sweet heart deal ... I thought it was not need to talk about Maria Lopez. Well I think Maria Needs a Make over and stop working more in Compton College than here in Lynwood.

misty said...

Obviously, Meduza1 knows what she's talking about. In case you didn't notice, she's not the only one who's been defending Maria. The comment about her working at Compton College more than in Lynwood is a little ignorant, don't you think? That's one of the reasons I voted for her-because she had experience in education and wasn't looking to live off of this city. Don't Guadalupe Rodriguez and Jose Solache have a job as well? Yes, and coincidently they are educated too. See a pattern yet? I've been to the board meetings and they seem to be the only ones who have a clue about what's going on in this district. It doesn't seem like their jobs get in the way. I'll sign my name...
just in case you try to call me Mr. Lopez too.

Anonymous said...

LOOKING AT MARTINA RODRIGUEZ AT THE BOARD MEETINGS, SHE DOESN’T SOUND TOO EDUCATED AND WHO EVER SAID SHE DOESN’T HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, I BELIEVE YOU.
MARTINA RODRIGUEZ IS A LIAR AND A THIEF. SHE STEALS FROM OUR CHILDREN HERE IN LYNWOOD. MARTINA RODRIGUEZ USES THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO GET MONEY FOR HER CAMPAIGN. SHE DOESN’T NEED TO BE A BOARD MEMBER. SHE IS NOT GOOD FOR OUR KIDS.

NOW WHY WOULD I SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT? MARTINA RODRIGUEZ CAMPAIGN IS FINANCED BY GREG NORMAN. GREG NORMAN IS THE CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT FOR LYNWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. HE MAKES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR. GREG NORMAN FINANCED MARTINA RODRIGUEZ CAMPAIGN BECAUSE IF SHE GETS RE-ELECTED, SHE WILL VOTE TO KEEP HIM IN LYNWOOD SO HE CAN MAKE MORE MONEY AND FINANCE HER CAMPAIGN. THEY ARE STEALING FROM OUR CHILDREN. GREG NORMAN SAID AT THE BOARD MEETINGS ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO THAT OUR SCHOOL WILL BE FINISHED ON TIME. MARTINA RODRIGUEZ BELIEVES HIM. HE LIED. OUR SCHOOLS WILL NOT FINISH ONTIME. SO MARTINA RODRIGUEZ AND GREG NORMAN ARE TWO THIEVES AT LYNWOOD UNIFED SCHOOL DISTRICT. SO ALL MY FELLOW CITIZENS OF LYNWOOD LETS PUT A STOP TO THIS. THESE ARE ALL FACTS.

Anonymous said...

B I N G O !!!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you both need an education. I suggest both try to spell your words right.

What is this about "Nuestra Gente"? All children need an education! There should not be any special treatment.

By Anonymous, at 11:21 AM, February 15, 2005


(Actually, it's "spell words correctly")

Anonymous said...

To the person that is accusing Martina Rodriguez and Greg Norman. It seems that you have all your facts mixed up. It is very easy to point the finger and change public opinion. Huh! Do you have proof of what you are saying or could we really bring out who the crooks are. How about our parents and children. People pretend to be with our "gente" but they have really stolen and taken advantage of them through the system. I wouldn't talk..... There are facts and witnesses. We concentrate in whether people have a piece of paper or not. Education helps but I know many people who have many degrees and have gone to the best universities and are worthless. A piece of paper can sometimes be a very superficial mask to other things.Lets just look across the street and the history behind it. Hmmm! Sometimes you need common sense and a heart to make a well decision. Cesar Chavez,Rigoberta Manchu,and Emiliano Zapata were led by the heart and action. Everything else will follow. The truth hurts. We really have to research the facts and come out with the proof. Why can we talk about how Martina was instrumental in bringing millions of dollars in the community to build new schools. Lets look at the real paper work. Everything is in writing. It is call public information. Nothing to hide like some other people.

Get your information correct!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA! NOW, THAT WAS FUNNY!

MARTINA, IS THAT YOU SWEETIE?

I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD EVER TRY TO COMPARE MARTINA TO THOSE GREAT HISPANIC LEADERS. THAT'S PRETTY DARING, SEEING AS HOW SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE. IT'S TOO BAD YOU THINK OUR BOARD MEMBERS DON'T NEED AN EDUCATION WHEN THE EDUCATION OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN LYNWOOD RESTS ON THEIR DECISIONS. NOT ONLY SHOULD AN EDUCATION BE A REQUIREMENT FOR THESE POSITIONS, BUT IT SHOULD BE MANDATORY BEFORE THEY'RE EVEN CONSIDERED.
THIS COMMUNITY ISN'T STUPID! NEW SCHOOLS ARE BEING BUILT BECAUSE WE VOTED IN FAVOR OF STATE AND CITY BONDS. IF YOU OWN A HOME YOU KNOW THIS BECAUSE YOU PAY PROPERTY TAXES FOR BOND C. I REMEMBER VOTING FOR THESE-DO YOU? THE ONLY THING THE BOARD MEMBERS HAD TO DO TO RECEIVE THE MONEY TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS WAS TO APPROVE IT. THAT DOESN'T SEEM SO HARD. I THINK THE PERSON THAT WROTE ABOUT HER AND GREG NORMAN DOES HAVE THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT. THAT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME I'VE HEARD THAT HE FUNDED HER CAMPAIGN. MARTINA IS TRANSPARENT AND YOU CAN TELL WHEN SHE'S BEEN COACHED.

NICE TRY ANYWAY! NEXT TIME TRY A LESS INFORMED AUDIENCE.

"GET YOUR INFORMATION CORRECT!!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Who ever wrote above regarding "a paper is not important" refering to an educated person not being required to be on the BOARD OF EDUCATION...well, then you are lowering the expectations of what we should have in a board member. But, then again you might be right...just like that former board member Tila Aguilar, that was "educated" but then didn't do much for our children and was simply worthless. Tila was always quiet and rarely spoke up for our children. Tila is just mad because Maria Lopez took her seat. Oh and by the way that boyfriend of hers...Mr. UPS guy is also nothing but trouble. Perfect match Tila...

Anonymous said...

I agree! Martina Rodriguez is exremely uneducated. I urge you all to attend a board meeting and listen to her speak. Not only can she not pronounce the english language correctly, but can't even say a complete sentence correctly. She should be embarraced to represent the educational field and the education of our kids. She should go back to her own household and make sure that she can be a good housewife...After all, thats all she is qualified to do. Ohhh wait, nevermind! I amost forgot to mention the FACT that Mrs. Martina Rodriguez ABUSED her power as a board member when she gave the directive for her own child to graduate from Lynwood High School.

Anonymous said...

I'm only a high school graduate, but don't forget that in this country, and particularly in this community, it is us that elect all of you "educated" people. And it is also us who get rid of you. So stop showing off your "educated" crap!

Isn't it "English" language instead of "english language"? How about "embarraced", isn't it "that's" instead of "thats all she is..." And "almost" instead of "amost"?

And let me tell you something else, all Latinos, born here of raised here have an accent. My mother doesn't speak English, and my father has a very accented English, and that doesn't make him any worse than any of you "educated" people. If you were so educated, you wouldn't dare mention the heavy accent of some Latinos, I'm sure many of your moms and dads speak like Martina Rodriguez or worst! What about the governor of California? Does he have a perfect English?

Let me tell you again, I only finished high school, and I'm very proud, but I learned that people who are really educated don't ask women to go back to being housewives. If you're saying this, it is very likely that your own houshold, or the one you grew up in was dominated by a male figure. It is very likely that your own mom, and sisters if you have any, are good housewives, would you tell them the same? Maybe not, but my point is, I am a single Latino mother who just finished high school, and that doesn't make you any better than me.

Listen to the other elected officials on the board, they all have an accent, just as all the people in the council do.

SO TO ALL OF YOU "EDUCATED" PEOPLE, GET OVER THAT CARD, WE'RE TIRED OF IT, IT'S JUST LIKE THE RACIST CARD, IT DOESN'T WORK ANY MORE. IF YOU WERE EDUCATED, YOU WOULDN'T SAY HAVE OF THE STUPIDITIES THAT ARE POSTED HERE, AND AGAIN, I'M AM ONLY A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE FROM LYNWOOD HIGH, AND I'M VERY PROUD OF IT.

Anonymous said...

Wow! To both of the comments above. I see you don't have all the facts. How ignorant can we get. You are right, we voted for a bond of 20 million. However building the schools does not only take 20 million SWEETIE. It takes more than that kind of effort and money. Why don't you investigate. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! It seems that someone is not informed or educated!!!!!! Instead of criticizing people and wanting a show you should use your energy to do something productive. Or do you know what that means?

Anonymous said...

To the high school graduate I am proud of you too!!!

Anonymous said...

I was a 14-year-old girl and volunteering with an organization lead by Adolfo Lopez with the purpose of registering as many Lynwood residents to vote as possible. At that time, I wanted to grow up to be mayor for the city of Lynwood. He offered to take me under his "wing." I steered away from politics and have dedicated myself to non-profit organizations that do not deal with bureaucracies. This happened 12 years ago, and after finding this site and looking into current realities of Lynwood, I am glad I did steer away. He has not made any positive impact or difference in Lynwood. Knowing this should not give any confidence that his wife is going to do any better. They both need to stop the sheered. No need to remove any masks they make it obvious that their intentions are not towards community improvement.
Growing up in the midst of drugs, prostitution, gangs, filthy streets, suffering hunger, and helplessness 12 years ago doesn’t seem too long ago when I take a drive through the streets of Lynwood. I invite you to take the drive through Lynwood streets, avenues, highway, lanes, alleys, boulevards, centers, drives, and roads. How many politicians can say they do this and seriously look at all aspects of what they “govern.” Next time anyone decides to campaign and run for public office know that the strength within yourself and the difference you do make will only be a milestone because so much is needed.

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well, it seems that this report created controversy among residents of Lynwood, but let’s talk with the facts. The item 7.3 from the agenda draft says that Matilde Zapien was being considered for a consultant for Lynwood Adult School. I have read some of those comments and those who think she should have this job as a consultant because she has helped our “gente” need to know that this position would be created especially for her without a need to have it. Maria Lopez learned how to manipulate by Paul Richard’s example. He also created consultant type positions without a real need for them. Matilde Zapien, get a real job like the rest of us. Please don’t bring the issue “our gente” all kids of all races and cultures need an education for a better tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comment above, let's not use the terms "our gente", "I'm educated", we're tired of reading it... all people are equal, and deserve a good education, and all people are entitled to voice their opinio, whether they do it with dictionary precision or not.

Chalsea

Anonymous said...

WOW! The last four comments are very interesting. Could they all be coming from the same people? It sounds like a certain group was very busy this morning. We are indeed proud of all our Lynwood grads, but it takes more than high school to oversee the education of so many children. We never said an education makes you better than any other person, but it does make you qualified for certain positions. That's a fact. There are many single mothers who continue their education after high school. Job qualifications are so that you know what is required of you and if you are qualified for the position or not. Maybe that's how Martina got confused. That's why we need to make a higher education a requierment for future board members.You think you're informed, but you really are not. If you don't know all the facts, don't bother getting upset. Do all your researching first. We're upset, as citizens, because, if you go to the meetings and research like so few of us do, you would know just how much money is being thrown away with this Norman. Other districts are also building new schools and have not wasted so much money. That was the other person's point above. By the way, the Board of Education is seperate from the City Council. The Board of Education governs the education of our children and the City Council governs our city which includes our streets, roads, alleys, etc. Next time you try to correct other people's spelling and grammar at least make sure yours is correct, otherwise don't make an issue of it.

There are many opportunities for us to continue our education at any age and at this time EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT! DON'T SEND WRONG MESSAGES TO OUR CHILDREN. YOU'RE SETTING THEM UP FOR FAILURE! AS A PARENT, EDUCATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. I DON'T WANT MY CHILD TO LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK. AREN'T WE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTILLING HIGHER STANDARDS OF LIVING IN THEM?

Anonymous said...

For the high school graduate above...Thank you for the corrections you made to my writing. Do you know what the differnce is between Martina Rodriguez and myself? Well, that I realize that I'm not the best writer or speaker and that I would never embarraced myself or the community by being an elected offical. And Mrs. Martina doesn't relize that she is a shame to our community because she is not representing us the good way. Can you just imagine her speaking on behalf of our children in front of important people and how people would be turned off...well, they are going to laugh at us because she is ignorant.

ohhh...and I am also happy that you are a high school graduate...something Martina can't say because she dropped out of Lynwood High School...just like her daughter should of not graduated, but ofcourse her mother had to ABUSE her power as a board member so she could graduate.

Anonymous said...

For the high school graduate above...Thank you for the corrections you made to my writing. Do you know what the differnce is between Martina Rodriguez and myself? Well, that I realize that I'm not the best writer or speaker and that I would never embarraced myself or the community by being an elected offical. And Mrs. Martina doesn't relize that she is a shame to our community because she is not representing us the good way. Can you just imagine her speaking on behalf of our children in front of important people and how people would be turned off...well, they are going to laugh at us because she is ignorant.

ohhh...and I am also happy that you are a high school graduate...something Martina can't say because she dropped out of Lynwood High School...just like her daughter should of not graduated, but ofcourse her mother had to ABUSE her power as a board member so she could graduate.

Anonymous said...

For the high school graduate above...Thank you for the corrections you made to my writing. Do you know what the differnce is between Martina Rodriguez and myself? Well, that I realize that I'm not the best writer or speaker and that I would never embarraced myself or the community by being an elected offical. And Mrs. Martina doesn't relize that she is a shame to our community because she is not representing us the good way. Can you just imagine her speaking on behalf of our children in front of important people and how people would be turned off...well, they are going to laugh at us because she is ignorant.

ohhh...and I am also happy that you are a high school graduate...something Martina can't say because she dropped out of Lynwood High School...just like her daughter should of not graduated, but ofcourse her mother had to ABUSE her power as a board member so she could graduate.

Anonymous said...

The 20 million came from the Lynwood bond, but the state gave more than 200 million dollars to build the new schools as well, SWEETIE. I do know the facts and you can too, if you would only take the time to research before you put your fingers to work on your keyboard. As for the high school grad, why would you even think of not voting for someone who is properly qualified for these positions? Our district is the way it is because we had people who didn't know what they were doing for a long time. Why stand in the way of progress? I don't see education as a card and it's not supposed to be offensive. It's the truth. As a high school grad you should accept the reality that someone who didn't finish high school or did, but didn't go any further is not ready to be a Board Member or a member of the City Council. I will add that experience should also be a requirement. Ask around in other districts. The better ones are those who have an educated board. I'm not saying it is impossible for a single uneducated Board Member to be successful in their position, but, indeed, highly unlikely here!

MEDUZA1 said...

WELL, WELL, WELL, WELL, FOR THE STUDENT LEADER.... JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION ... ADOLFO LOPEZ NEVER LED ANTHING HE GOT PAID TO DO THE JOB AS A COORDINATOR. HE USED LEADERS TO DO THE JOB FOR HIM. SORRY SORRY SORRY....

Meduza1 said...

HELLO.....CHALSEA SWEETIE....

"OUR GENTE" = EVERYBODY =TODOS =EVERYBODY IN LYNWOOD......!!!!!!


IT'S NOT WHAT'S IN YOU MIND OK ..GET IT ,, EAT IT, LIVE IT, LEARN IT, WRITE IT,.

Anonymous said...

oHHHHHH BY THE WAY JUAQUIN NO ES EL TAPADO DE DOMITILA.... PARA SU INFORMACION ... JUAQUIEN ANDA QUDANDO BIEN CON LA PRIMITA DE MARIA ZANTILLAN ...HAHHAHAHA NO SE LA SABIAN... LOS QUE FUERON AL BAILE DEL DIA DE LOS ENAMORADOS... EN EL CUAL LA COMIDA ESTUBO RE SABROSA............MUCHOS SE DIERON QUENTA... POBRE DOMI... SE LO ROBARON .. ES JUAQUINCILLO MIRA QUIEN LO VIERA.... TAN PRIETITO PERO GALANCITO..JAJAAJAJ

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? I didn't know that Tila and UPS guy were dating. I think Mr. UPS guy needs a better woman than Tila. I don't know who this Santillan relative is,but I hope that she is better than Tila. So what really happend to Tila? The rumor is that she will be running for city council...Is that true?

Anonymous said...

Es para mi una gran sorpresa que que Ferni the Pervi no le aya preguntado a Tila para que fuera la City Manager ... por que en el pasado Tila, Ferni y Jacinto comian en el mismo plato.. con eso que son tan catolicos...BA .. eso a la comveniencia de cada uno. Y Yo no creo que el UPS boy tenga nada que ver con ella .. ella le rendova ... pero pues nimodo.. Lo que si es que el Juaquin... anda rondadole a la sobrina de Maria Santillan.. a lo mejor es etratejia para la poxima campaƱa de Maria con eso que le agradecion mil veces cuando gano...como si el bruto de Juaquin supiera lo que handa haciendo ... ba...

Anonymous said...

when are the board meeting held? date and time please....

Lynwood Watch said...

Please visit this page to view dates and times:

http://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us/the_board.htm#meet

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Anonymous said...

THIS WHOLE PLACE IS JUST GIVING IT AWAY. MAYBE MS. LOPES IS TRYING TO HELP MATILDE, AND WHY NOT, WE USE HER SON'S PRINT COMPANY. LETTING HIM CHARGE US AN ARM AND A LEG! REMEMBER THOSE CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS THAT WERE SENT (ON DEC. 23!!) THAT WAS AN EASY $10,000 DOLLARS SPENT ON SOMETHING THAT WAS TOO LATE, AND OVER THE TOP.

BUT THAT'S LIFE, SOME FOLKS JUST LOVE TO TAKE WHAT THEY CAN.

AND ON ONE OTHER NOTE, SOME ONE TELL THESE BOARDS MEMBERS TO GET OFF OF THEIR HIGH HORSE. SOME OF THEM HAVE THIS ATTITUDE, THAT THEY ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...

mi amiga me hablo por telefono y me dijo sobre la pajina.yo trabaje en lusd y me di cuenta de muchas injusticias.ahora me doy cuenta de lo que maria lopez quiso hacer con su amiga matilde no me sorprende.veo que mucha gente la defiende;me pregunto porque la mesa directiva quito el 7.3 de agenda?

Anonymous said...

well my freind if you know alot of infor, why dont you share with us.so we can relieve who is who in the district.

Anonymous said...

POR QUE DIABLOS NO SE PREOCUPAN POR LA EDUCACION DE TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES Y SE DEJAN DE PEN)((*& CON LOS CONTRATOS... MIREN A LA SANTA DE RAQUEL QUE DIALBOS AH HECHO NADA NADA Y NADA....LA MARTINA NO SABE LA O POR LO REDONDO... Y NO SE DIGA LAS OTRAS QUE YA SALIERON NO ESTOY A FAVOR DE NADIE SOLO DE QUE TODAS USTEDES DEVEN DE CONSENTISAR A LAS MADRES Y QUE PIDAN UNA MEJOR EDUCACION YA SE QUIEN SEA... QUE ES ESO UNA AMIGA ME LLAMA SOLO PARA CHISMIAR... VIEJAS FODONGAS.. PONGANCE HACER ALGO PODUCTIVO..

Anonymous said...

Espero y usted si este haciendo algo por la educacion,en vez de estar ofendiendo ha personas.deberia preguntar porque a mr wallace,mr watkins los sacaron de la oficina del distrito y a mr cebrum porque lo corrieron.la verdad le va a incomodar!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yo no he insultado a nadie.pero como el comentario de arriba dice la verdad incomoda y veo que a usted le incomodo muchisimo sera que usted defiende acapa y espada a maria lopez.no nos olvidemos que ella apoya a mr cebrum y tambien estuvo atras del recall de raquel y martina .

Anonymous said...

Se les olvida mencionar que Maria Lopez apoyo a Paul Richards mientras que su Senor Adolfo Lopez cometio la estupides de correr abiertamente para dividir el voto. Son una bola de corruptos los dos.

Anonymous said...

Maria lopez es una corrupta,Maria lopez es una corrupta por querer aprovecharse del poder.Porque no lo intento cuando resien entro en la mesa directiva?Ahora que tiene a sus aliados Jose solache,lupe rodriguez lo quiso intentar.pero con el pueblo no pudes y no podras!!!!

Yolanda Jimenes said...

The last 4 comments are great,great!!!!! we need to speak out.what Maria try its wrong as a community we need to stop the corruption!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me.why we didnt have a schoolboard meeting tonight.

Anonymous said...

I DID NOT KNOW THAT MARIA LOPEZ WAS RELATED TO ADOLFO LOPEZ, HE'S A CORRUPT , KISS A.S.S, THAT JOINED RICHARD DURING THE RECALL CAMPAIGN.....PLEASE GET HER OUT AND SEND HER HOME TO TAKE CARE OF CORRUPT HUSBAND!!!! OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What you also need to know is that he doesn't have a job and is running for City Council! So, start doing your research on him so that the trash comes out!

Anonymous said...

SABIAN QUE LAS HIJAS DE MARIA LOPEZ TRABAJAN EN EL DISTRITO... SABIAN QUE EL HIJO DE MATILDE TAMBIEN TRABAJA PARA EL DISTRITO..AHHH ESA NO LA SABIAN VERDAD???

Anonymous said...

Gracias por la imformacion,si esto es cierto puede ser un conflito de interes,eso si entraron a trabajar despues que Sra Lopez fue electa.