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Fountains apartment is not a One-Off, part 3

Molten Plaza


is located in Sunnyvale, another Midpen property.

It looks like they are trying to kill all the trees and foliage.

This tree below was mostly dead at the top.


Many of the bushes and trees were misshapen.


Junk and debris were in the planter boxes.

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Misshapen and dead or dying.



Falling over from neglect.


Dead at the top. Nobody seems to care.


Half the branches dead or dying.

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A token shrub in a 4 foot planter.

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Fountains apartment is not a One-Off, part 2

On a Sept 2, 2015 post entitled Fountains apartment is not a One-Off, I indicated   that the unprofessional institutionalized laziness at the Fountains was typical of the whole company. I also said that people are not supervised and engage in endless aberrant behavior. The following pictures are from Ginzton Terrace in Mountain View CA., another Midpen property.

The entire architectural integrity of the property was altered by some Midpen employee who  destroyed the look and feel of the property with no smoking signs. The irony is that if you complain about someone smoking, they won’t do anything except harass the messenger who complains.

Ginzton architectural desecraton

Ginzton architectural desecraton

Ginzton architectural desecraton

Ginzton architectural desecraton

Ginzton architectural desecraton

Ginzton architectural desecraton

Perfect Storm for Termites and Water

There is an approximately 95% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, gradually weakening through spring 2016.


Approximately 8 years ago all the windows at the Fountains were replaced with a no name window brand. They were all installed


albeit some worse than others.

This first window picture shows a window that is correctly installed but it is not at the Fountains. There is a metal flashing rain cap at the top of the trim. The siding was exactingly cut so the the white wood trim fits tightly with a minimum of caulk and virtually no entry for insects especially termites. Even this picture is not perfect because the metal flashing rain cap should extend at least 1/2″ beyond each side of the trim at the top. almost correct rain cap +1%22

So what has Midpen, Sobeck, Franklin and their mascot done to remedy the problem?


The following picture is a typical window.




Metal flashing is fundamental and absent on all second and third floor windows, front and rear doors. It is a major entry point for moisture which winds down in the wall creating black mold on the interior sheet rock. Fountains has a 20 year+ history of black mold. This entry point is an excellent source of water for termites. This entry point is where a lot of the recent dry rot repair has taken place. Dry rot and termites go hand in hand because they are both the result of excess moisture. The absent rain cap requires caulking which always deteriorates quickly from the sun and outdoor elements.


It was moronic and inexplicable that the window is not flush to the white trim. There is a 3/8” gap which has been filled with caulk. Caulk that wide always will be a maintenance problem.

The bottoms of many windows have no caulk. In a winter El Nino rain, when it blows 50 or more miles/hour it will and does rain horizontally.


Water and termite entry area. As shown in the first picture, the siding should have been cleanly cut so that the trim rested inside and to the side of the siding. Not on top the siding. Also moronic and inexplicable that anyone would allow this. Plus no attempt to caulk most of these voids and if they do it has a very short life. These voids are 3/8” to 1/2” deep and 1” long. These voids are so large you could drive a termite truck through every opening. It is a major entry point for moisture which winds down in the wall creating black mold on the interior sheet rock. Fountains has a 20 year+ history of black mold.

Fountains has a termite epidemic. And this is how Midpen is addressing it.


If you look at the web site termite101.orgyou will see that it is a perfect storm for termites. 

Fountains spreads wood chips on all the grounds only before the big inspection from the Tax Credit authority inspectors thus creating a termite magnet.

Hundreds and hundreds of feet of siding touch the ground on the Fountains property.

Hundreds and hundreds of feet of siding is within a few inches of the ground. It

should be at least 12″.

Excessive moisture is always sprayed onto the foundation  to include the flower beds at the front and rear entrances. During Andy Montejano reign pools of water were common all over the property from constant broken irrigation sprayers.

The number of openings for insects and termites to enter on this property are beyond count. They are everywhere and no one cares.

Foundation cracks are everywhere.


Meet Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia

Version 2

who states his former occupation as Roofer, arrived at the Fountains as a Rover Maintenance Man. Rover meaning someone to cover for the absence of a permanent maintenance employee. I chatted him up a bit and he proudly displayed his dusting brigade persona. September 20, 2012

Jason dust brigade

Unbelievably, inexplicably, and mindlessly this task must be assigned under protocol from the Midpen home office. To remove cobwebs and spiders? This task is already taken care of by Fountains pest service provider. Midpen employees don’t use a dust mask during this task so there is usually quite a bit of coughing and wheezing.

The next time Jason is at the Fountains, he pushes a grocery cart around. November 5, 2012.

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which is against Midpen Rules which Midpen employees never observe. They don’t follow and have complete impunity from all rules they enforce.

On December 28.2012, Jason breaks company rules by parking his truck in resident parking space.

Jason parking in a resident spot

Then the same day he uses his Midpen ingenuity by disguising the dumping of paint into the landfill by drying it first on plastic sheeting before dumping it into Fountain trash containers.

Jason paint

He then returns on March 26, 2015, for another unbelievable, inexplicable, and mindless sawing off the patio handrails

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which have been in place for over 10 years. He sawed off the ends.

and then left the wood scattered all over my patio which I then stacked into one corner.

patio wood left by Jason

During a Midpen inspection, this wood would have produced a lease violation for me the occupant. Unbelievably, inexplicably, and mindlessly, no wood is allowed on these all wood patios.

Richard Haro, our beloved Maintenance Man is suddenly removed against his will the first week in September 2015. Midpen publishes a memo stating he requested the transfer. His new commute sits him in traffic 3 hours a day commuting to Fremont from his Palo Alto home instead of his former 10 minute commute to the Fountains.

A rumor states that Jason Garcia has been assigned to the Fountains as a personal attaché to Debra Sobeck with the sole responsibility of gathering evidence to evict the author of this blog. I research his name on the internet and the only thing that pops up is his LinkedIn account which has been set up but obviously not used for any purpose and from the following discussion he does not know the purpose of Linkedin.

I proceed to challenge him, albeit I am highly agitated knowing he is here to expressly get rid of me. What follows is what happens anytime you have a question or want an answer. Midpen protocol states you talk to the community manager who is seldom on the property and would never know the answer anyway.

But if  they have an answer it is this. O we can’t do that for you, because if we did we would have to do something for someone else and that is against our “Fair Housing” principles.

In other words the most bizzaro logic in the world.

Here again is the video.

Taliban flag flies over Midpen

Hiatus until 10/20/2015.

Tax Credit Low Income Housing Franchise


What is a franchise?


Let’s just talk about one franchise we all know. Therefore we  don’t even have to define the word.

Star Wars franchise.

star wars

Anybody seen any Star Wars movies?


Please do not forget these numbers are not static. They increase each and every day because this Star Wars Franchise was and is a phenomenon.

Let’s talk about California tax credit housing low income people like us franchise.

CA tax cr housing

So I pay approximately $800 per month. What do you suppose Midpen gets?

Madrone Apartments, Central Expressway on Rengstorff, 1/2 mile from the Fountains.

One bedroom at Madrone Apartments = $3500. Yes this is Silicon Valley.

So Midpen gets my $800 as well as perhaps $2700 from the Federal government, State government, County government, Mountain View city government as well as others. Can anybody see a lot of money sloshing around Foster City looking for outsized salarys to give to a Midpen upper management person.


Midpen nonprofit company files a tax return called 501(c)(3).

This return lists only four people with salaries above $100,000. Using the same creative accounting that caused the collapse of Enron Corporation, Matt Franklin, Debra Sobeck, top corporate officers and the board of Directors etc., slosh this money around everywhere but only on top.

I estimate at least 30 people at Midpen make above $100,000. Yet deceitfully they only show four people above $100,000.

Is this deceitful? Yes. Omission is deceitful.

Is this moral?

Is this ethical?

Is this legal? Well President Dick Cheney’s lawyer decided waterboarding was not torture.

Whenever there is a United States drone strike which kills a so called bad person on foreign soil, there is a battery of lawyers sitting in the Pentagon saying yea or nay, allowing the US to go to war anywhere in the world while saying we are not at war.

The Pentagon has 19,000 drones allowing the US to go to war in secret. Invariably innocent civilians are killed in every drone strike sanctioned by a lawyer. 

The Takeaway of the legalities of Midpen showing only 4 people above $100,000 is a lawyer can show almost anything is legal.

How does Midpen hide these 30 people (estimated and not verified) over $100,000. That’s easy. They just charge it off to any and all of the over 100 properties they manage. 

After Manager Maria Ramos


was forced out by the Fountain Community and Manager Sharon Belcarris failed with the security breach, Midpen in exasperation brought in Marisol Huerta.

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We would probably all be surprised at her salary. She like me and my beginnings acts bullet proof and she came in here to kick some ass and she did.

Marisol Huerta and  Midpen presented me 2 legal documents, both basically the same, filled with her lunatic fringe fantastical lies. Their purpose was to show the presiding Eviction Judge a lunatic.

1.  July 30, 2015 permanently perform 30July

2. September 11, 2015  Perform or quit11Sept

They were definitely effective. I showed a former friend, Melissa Casey, the first one, and she no longer speaks to me. We had recently met, we took a 7 mile hike together on Rhus Ridge trail, we kissed at the end, a week later I sent her an email with the first document and it was the kiss of death

kiss of death

in our relationship.

Long story short, Marisol makes a salary large enough to buy a house, so somewhere between 50 and hundred thousand dollars/year. ( estimate and not verified).

The take away is this. At least 30 people or more make outsized salaries which they would never receive in the free market because they have so few skills.

They only know political theater, dog and pony shows, Kabuki theater.

It is not unlike the presentation of the Fountains apartments. Nicely painted on the outside and a termite epidemic eating away at its internal structure which will result in a greater loss of life in an earthquake and no one will know. A workforce of institutionalized lazy people who bully you and call the police if you want something done. 

The hand picked board of directors undoubtedly also receive outsized compensation for rubber-stamping anything Matt wants to slosh through their coffers.

They will fight to their death.

fight to the death

Unbelievably they have spent tens of thousands of dollars at the Fountains so as to prove to the Eviction presiding judge that I am a threat to the community.

We will as a nation have another recession sooner than later. Recession for sure because our economy is always cyclical and the world right now is in great turmoil.  Financially, Socially and in many other measures. When this happens, the money sloshing around Foster City will take a big hit. 

Malignant continues today



guard of the day Amir arrives and I usually try to meet them and chat. Amir means never dying. I’m chatting away with her and Jason Garcia

Version 2

arrives and steps between us and says I must interrupt. I say no you are not. Next he accuses me of touching his phone and calls the police. Amir says I did not and he instructs her she should watch what she says.

He calls the police and I now have my record for police visits to my apartment increased by one and therefore more ammunition for the eviction judge.

A recent similar situation  with manager Marisol Huerta.

One of our residents who is at medical risk, requested that Richard Haro, Maintenance Manager come to her apartment. I relaid the request to Marisol Huerta and she replied when she had time she would call Richard. I replied that was unacceptable. She blows off appointments and if she says 15 minutes, it might mean

one hour

one day

or never.

So I snapped this photo while she lectured me that I could not take her picture.

marisol lecture

Then she dialed the police.

marisol police