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BREAKING NEWS: Embattled Traffic Commissioner David Emerson Under Investigation for posing as a Real Estate Broker

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Real Estate, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 25-03-2014

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We’ve received this information from a highly credible source who has spoken to people close to LOS ALAMITOS TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER David Stephen Emerson.1488366_10153611894005486_532558771_n (2)

We have learned that a myriad of complaints have already been filed or are pending against Mr. Emerson with the CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE by individuals that have been solicited by him first hand.

D.R.E. archives indicate at one time Emerson did possess a valid license to operate as a California Real Estate Broker. For reasons unknown to us, his license expired many years ago. Since the expiration of his license Emerson, as evidence shows and is stated in the complaints, has continued to portray himself as a LICENSED CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE Professional, openly soliciting real estate listings and marketing real property in Orange and Los Angeles Counties as recently as February of this year, offering his services in direct violation of CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE ethics codes.


Emerson, also known for his affiliation and support of the controversial compost heap at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base which has garnered hundreds of complaints from residents in Cypress, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove and Seal Beach, who claim the massive compost heap is a fire hazard and a serious health concern omitting toxic fumes as well as being a possible source of groundwater contamination.

Emerson, an APPOINTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL with the LOS ALAMITOS TRAFFIC COMMISSION, has come under fire for his involvement with a radical group which filed a controversial trash lawsuit against the City of Los Alamitos, a lawsuit which community leader’s claim squandered over $200,000 in tax payer dollars on staff time and legal fees.

Leaders say these funds could have been allocated for parks and youth programs in Los Alamitos.

Mr. Emerson could not be reached for comment.

Three Los Al City Officials Support Compost Heap At JFTB!

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Uncategorized, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 21-03-2014

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Yes it’s true! The facts don’t lie!…

What do embattled Los Alamitos Mayor Geri-Graham Mejia, accused Councilman Warren Kusumoto,  and  “Internet Thumb Thug”/ Traffic Commissioner David Emerson all have in common?

In spite of intense public outcry from residents of FOUR (4) cities impacted by the horrific and toxic stench generated by the massive compost pile at the Joint Forces Training Base, as well as confirmation from COUNTY FIRE OFFICIALS WHO HAVE STATED THAT THE JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE COMPOST HEAP IS A FIRE HAZARD and if a fire were to occur it may burn for days !

These three individuals have repeatedly articulated their support for this PUBLIC HAZARD THAT WAS LITERALLY DUMPED IN OUR BACK YARDS by a Huntington Beach trash hauler .

As a result of the public testimony provided by countless residents who have experienced the negative impacts of this  hazard, such as being precluded from using their own backyards and forced to live as shut ins to prevent the fumes from the compost heap from permeating throughout their homes, to some folks even becoming physical ill to the extent of  vomiting in their own front yards , a FOUR CITY, MAYORS TASK FORCE was created to fight the SPECIAL INTERESTS behind this debacle and curtail the stench!

Kudos to Seal Beach Councilman Gary Miller and his Council colleagues for  taking action by shutting down Lampson to the heavy trucks bringing the OUT OF TOWN WASTE  into our West Orange County community thus preventing the destruction of our residential streets and protecting our families from a possible truck accident in the future.

So, why would these four politicians be the only people in West Orange County to publicly support something that is a FIRE HAZARD and so detrimental to our families with children that live near the JFTB ?

Why was Geri Mejia caught touring the facility of an out of town garbage collection firm?

Why have accused Councilman Warren Kusumoto , his sidekick and campaign sponsor, Traffic Commissioner and Phony Real Estate Agent, Dave Emerson  PUBLICLY SUPPORTED THIS HEALTH HAZARD ?

SADLY…… We can only arrive at one conclusion !  We all know what that must be!


As if things were not bad enough in TINY LOS AL ALREADY!







So, Mr. Emerson, we invite you to explain why you, Kusumoto and Mejia  became cheerleaders  for something that was DUMPED ON US by a Huntington Beach trash hauler and reduces our property values,destroys our streets and presents a possible health hazard to our children?


Who is Dave Emerson? And Who Is Paying Him?

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Real Estate, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 18-03-2014

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First let’s look at the facts…

Beginning back in 2008, the Los Alamitos City Council majority, controlled at the time by former one term councilman and puppeteer Arthur Debolt, suddenly acquired an acute interest in the city’s long time lucrative contract for waste collection.

Mr. Debolt’s cast of characters included at the time; Mayor Ken Parker, the infamous Catherine “Cat” Driscoll and current Los Alamitos Mayor Geri-Graham Mejia.

Ken Parker back then was observed on many an occasion meeting with Mr. Debolt nearly every Monday prior to a City Council meeting in a local coffee shop where Debolt and Parker would peruse through the agenda so Parker would be well scripted for his City Council meetings.

The now infamous “Cat” Driscoll, possibly best known for submitting reimbursement requests from the taxpayers for a tooth brush and coffee, who most recently received notoriety for driving her vehicle off of the 605 freeway off ramp, through a tree at Katella. Of course after her hospital visit was charged with driving under the influence.
Her husband, by the way, a former supporter/mouthpiece for both Debolt and Dave Emerson has apparently up and left the community.

And last but not least, our controversial current Mayor Geri-Graham Mejia who is under fire for spending our taxpayer dollars on unneeded improvements to the alley behind the apartment where  she currently resides. And was caught using “Customer Only” parking spaces on a private business parking lot to park her personal vehicle! Of course while violating Los Alamitos municipal codes.

Together, these three decided they would begin shopping for trash haulers under the guise of bringing savings to the residence and businesses of Los Alamitos. As we can now ascertain this was nothing more than a well-orchestrated ploy to undermine prominent business and residents of the City of Los Alamitos, while creating an income loophole for a few of their partners in crime accentuating their income.

Unfortunately for them the flaw in their plan was the fact that Parker and Driscoll failed to get reelected. The good people of Los Alamitos saw thru this scheme and voted them out of office!

In 2009, the new City Council now comprised of good honest residents without personal agendas went thru a selection process thus providing Los Alamitos residents with a fair trash contract. This contract, an integral part of the city budget was approved and currently provides residents with some of the lowest residential rates for trash collection in the county.

And now former failed council candidate and current Los Alamitos sworn Public Official (Traffic Commissioner) and self-proclaimed “UNLICENSED” Real Estate Broker Los Al’s own Dave Emerson was apparently personally soliciting his services to waste hauling companies during the procurement process.

After much research we have discovered that Mr. Emerson who also campaigned for accused Councilman Warren Kusumoto (this site’s namesake) who himself was investigated by his own colleagues for Brown-Act Violations and currently attempting to get reimbursed for the legal fees he incurred by Los Alamitos taxpayers!

We are told that Mr. Emerson was actually calling waste hauling companies presumably in hopes of hiring himself out as a waste consultant, the problem is…no reputable company would give him the time of day much less provide employment for him.

Finishing dead last in the 2008 Los Alamitos City Council election and being snubbed by waste hauling companies when he tried to offer up his services, apparently has fueled an anger in him that can only be described as malicious and irrational based on his conduct towards community leaders and elected officials. He has even tried to establish himself as a community blogger attempting to sell ads which apparently haven’t worked out so well for him either.

Which bring us to today’s question; why would embattled Los Alamitos traffic commissioner Dave Emerson care about who administrates the trash contract for the city of Cypress? Or any other city for that matter? Based on his association with Art Debolt and Mr. Debolt’s history of trash litigation there is only one logical answer…

One would only care about events happening in a city where he has no business and is not a resident for one reason and one reason only…SADLY, someone must be paying him. Who? we do not know, but eventually we will find out.

So who do they come up with as a patsy to show up for them at a recent Cypress City Council meeting?

How about resurrecting a long forgotten retread and City Council critic who helped lead a failed recall attempt way back in the early 90′s of three (3) Cypress council members who voted to approve the construction of a building which is home to one of Cypress’ largest revenue generating businesses as well as one of the most philanthropic companies in all of Orange County.

This failed assault on three fine public servants cost Cypress residents tens of thousands of dollars in special election costs back then and would have resulted in tens of millions of dollars over the years in lost revenue to our Community’s Senior Citizen and Youth Programs had these evil people been successful with their crazy agenda as this fine Cypress corporate partner would now be located in another city.

Some of us can remember the Los Al trash scandal created by Dave Emerson and the lawsuits subsequently filed by Art Debolt who in an open meeting stood at the podium and boldly stated the dollar amount which he wanted to be paid to settle his lawsuit.

How was Mr. Debolt asking for a settlement amount benefiting anyone other than him and his cronies?

There only accomplishment was to cost the tiny City of Los Alamitos a fortune in legal fees and staff time.

No wonder the City of Los Alamitos has gone through 6 City Managers in the past 7 years!

So, now that the scam has been tested, tried and true, it’s time for these thug’s and their intimidation tactics to move on to their next victim, the City of Cypress!

Is Dave Emerson throughout his soliciting activities trying to fill his pockets once again? (and the pockets of the gang?) with dirty money…in the hopes that someone will hire him or possibly pay to shut him up?

Here’s a novel idea. Why don’t you go to Real Estate School and get a license?

Our “MMA” bout “Mejia vs. Kusumoto” whose costing us more???

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 11-03-2014

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Fellow citizens as you would expect were doing our due diligence…here is an update on our Mayor’s & Councilman’s accomplishments while they’ve been in office.

First up…Mejia

1) The illegal use of private business parking, with posted signage.



2) Damage to taxpayer owned wall, broken through to provide access from customer only parking lot.

View from the private parking lot, to her home.

View from the private parking lot, to her home.

View facing North (towards Katella) showing damaged bricks.

View facing North (towards Katella) showing damaged bricks.

3) She managed to have some unattractive temporary speed bumps and warning signs installed behind her apartment complex in the alley, we guess the plan was to keep kids safe while playing in the “Alley Playground”.

We were under the impression that the alley was zoned for commercial truck access, for trash pickup and commercial deliveries for the adjacent businesses.

Not to be used as a playground for children, we have parks for that don’t we? Dangerous!

What confuses us is why the speed bumps were installed “only” behind the Mayors apartment???

Is their not other children who play in the alley’s behind Green St.? Is the Mayor doing her due diligence taking care of the community? or just her own interests?

Why would she allow the use of our tax dollars to pay for and maintain an area which never has been considered or legally zoned as a playground?


And Kusumoto… kusuhair

Here are some facts from City records about the trouble this man has caused the City!!!

Cost of the trash lawsuit: $ 423,990!!! Perpetrated by his friends, wonder how much went into his pockets???

Payments to Colantuono & Levin: $ 170,914.

Settlement with CITIZENS on the 1090 Corruption Anti-SLAPP: $ 33,302.

Settlement with CITIZENS on the Writ of Mandate granted by Judge Banks: $ 215,000.

Payment to Steven Baric, of Baric, Tran & Minesinger: $ 4,774.

Kusumoto’s legal defense fees he’s trying to sneak past the citizens for reimbursement for his crimes!: $ 5,000

And here’s his confession for the abuse and harassment of City Staff:

I personally apologized to the City Manager for being tenacious and firm on this matter. There were some moments when I was less than professional, and I recognize that this is unacceptable and have profusely offered my apology.

I have not had any interaction with the City Attorney since she would not answer my phone calls.

I did not coordinate or discuss this matter with the Department Secretary other than to address her questions regarding the scheduling of the meeting. If I was perceived as harassing, then I offer my apologies too.

– Council Member Warren Kusumoto.



Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-03-2014


Well friends it appears our City of Los Alamitos Traffic Commission-Real Estate Imposter is testing the laws of the state of California, what do they call people who think they can just go through life without following the rules again??? “ABOVE THE LAW”!!!  is what this ageing individual thinks he can pull off, not only is it bad enough to have a blog preaching hate which gives the appearance that is has many “contributors” to it, when we know it’s all him and his sidekick “Cigar Boy”,  Cigar Boy you ask??? ya! He’s the one costing the taxpayer’s lost’s of money with his anal, dumbfounded requests for things he has no business meddling in…these two are the cancer that’s invaded our City Council…but enough of that!

Article 1. Scope of Regulation
License Required

10130. It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business of, act in the capacity of, advertise as, or assume to act as a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson within this state without first obtaining a real estate license from the department, or to engage in the business of, act in the capacity of, advertise as, or assume to act as a mortgage loan originator within this state without having obtained a license endorsement. The commissioner may prefer a complaint for violation of this section before any court of competent jurisdiction, and the commissioner and his or her counsel, deputies, or assistants may assist in presenting the law or facts at the trial.

Dave has a listing that appears to be in Escrow! normally this would be great, except Dave’s not liscensed to act as a Real Estate Agent in the State of California! Shocking right! Here’s the link to the DRE’s website, see for yourself.


For those who need instant gratification here’s the pics:


So in knowing that the DRE say’s: No unlicensed Real Estate agent can place his image on Marketing materials, business cards, yard signs or flyers!



As you can clearly see below, this flyer is with Berkshire Hathaway, whom has no DRE record of Dave Emerson on their “list” of active agents (Violation)!

Emerson Flyer


The tragic thing about this is that Dave represented himself as a Real Estate Agent to a neighbor on the same street he lives on! Gives a whole new meaning to “Love they Neighbor”. This is the criminal who ran for office, who is the on the current Traffic Commission in Los Al, and appears monthly at City Council meetings trying to “Do Good”. We think he should clean up his own act before he opens his mouth about anything under the guise of “Doing Good”, don’t you agree?