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THE SAVE SMC MYSPACE PROFILE LAUNCHES   [March 18, 2007]
SAVE SMC now has its own MySpace page with music and a nice animated slideshow of highlights. Also, here you can view some of our SAVE SMC YouTube videos, compliments of Jeff Higley and our editor-in-chief, Des Manttari. To view the page, click HERE (Note: external link, will open in a new window).

WELCOME TO OUR NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE!   [October 22, 2006]
NOTE: This is the new SAVE SMC PHP Beta Test Page [version 2.0]. We are in the process of overhauling the entire website. To make it more user friendly, we're redesigning the pages with cascading stylesheets as well as converting the site and blog articles into a searchable PHP database. We're beginning the long process of transferring all our blog articles to this site as well. Our SAVE SMC blog at blogger.com will act as our mirror.

We've undertaken a huge expansion of the Jim Keeshen Profile section, adding a webpage exclusively to Jim Keeshen Productions that includes a nice slideshow (viewable only with Internet Explorer for now). We've also organized our blog articles by catagories with quick summaries. Both SMC and AET now have their own exclusive pages. Our Spotlight page features topics ranging from civil rights to education to entertainment and law as well as the California Public Records Act.

We've also added a page regarding SMC's recent smear campaign and extortion with the AET money tree of wasteful spending. We've recently uncovered shocking court records (thanks to the tireless efforts of SMC student advocate, Jeff Higley) from a federal lawsuit filed by the SMC Associated Students that reveals a prior history of alleged extortion and blackmail, SMCPD campus police misconduct, violation of civil rights, and misappropriation of public funds from all our favorite SMC administrators and members of the SMC Board of Trustees. We'll be doing exclusive and in-depth coverage in the months ahead.

We hope you enjoy our new and improved website. -- Des Manttari, Editor-in-Chief


SAVE SMC BLOG: HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!   [September 14, 2006]   Sweet
Happy Birthday SAVE SMC


The official SAVE SMC blog celebrates its first birthday. Here's to a year of hard work and success as well as another fruitful year. I thank all our readers who supported us on this online journey.


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SAVE SMC WEBSITE: HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!!   [September 11, 2006]
 
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE SEX SCANDALS   [June 21, 2006]
 
JIM KEESHEN'S SECRET ANIMATICS CONTRACTS WITH SMC   [January 26, 2006]

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS   [December 17, 2005]
The Adobe PDF files to the first five requests we have made to Santa Monica Community College District for inspection and copies of their public records is now available in the Key Developments section to your right. (NOTE: All sets are final as of Dec. 18, 2005).

THE SAVE SMC BLOG ARCHIVE   [December 11, 2005]
You can click HERE to access the index of articles with links to the SAVE SMC Blog. The most recent articles are listed on the top of the index.

THE SMC CORSAIR FRONT PAGE STORY ABOUT OUR CASE   [September 21, 2005]
On September 21, 2005, the Santa Monica college newspaper, The Corsair, published a front page feature story about our case against SMC to obtain the school's public records.

SMC Corsair Newspaper Front Page Article
A snapshot of the Corsair article.

You can download the article in Adobe PDF HERE. SAVE SMC formally thanks Corsair Staff Writer Tiffany Franklin for having the courage to write this important article.

THE OFFICIAL SAVE SMC BLOG IS LAUNCHED!   [September 14, 2005]
In addition to this website, we have just launched the SAVE SMC BLOG. This is where you can read the updates to the SMC pending litigation. You can access the blog by clicking on the following link:

savesmc.blogspot.com

Both sites will be constantly updated, so keep checking back for news. Once again, we thank you for your generous support in our cause.

WELCOME TO THE "SAVE SMC" WEBSITE!   [September 11, 2005]

SAVE SMC DIRECTORY

INDEX: SAVE SMC BLOG ARTICLES
ADVANCED SEARCH: AET DATABASE
LEGAL SEARCH: LITIGATION DATABASE
SEARCH: FAMILY GUY DATABASE
VIDEOGAME NEWS: PHOENIX GENESIS
VIEW: SAVE SMC MYSPACE PROFILE
SAVE SMC Masthead
The SAVE SMC Blog and Website are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Santa Monica College. Des Manttari is a current student at SMC's Academy of Entertainment and Technology (AET), studying video game development and animation. She has been a teaching assistant for the AET courses: Storytelling and History of Animation. Ms. Mantttari was a former legal publisher and paralegal for many years.

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"Defendants have obtained this control through racketeering activities, including but not limited to: (a) The extortion of property, such as restricted accounts for the defendants' personal use. (b) Robbery or the conversion of Student funds. (c) Bribery of student officials. (d) As well as multiple violations of the Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. § 1951) that include (i) exerting outside pressure through undue influence and coercision so as to control business decisions, and (ii), the taking of the Student bookstore and other commerce. Defendants' acts of racketeering activity have been unceasing for over fifteen (15) years."

-- Associated Students of Santa Monica College, et. al. vs. SMCCD Board of Trustees, Piedad Robertson, Thomas Donner, Robert Sammis, Robert Adams, Eileen Miller, et. al. [December 20, 1999, Third Amended Complaint]

"Similarly, SMC has had scrapes with the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles over its acquisition and use of sites. The most recent is also the most ridiculous—the fight over access to the Bundy site. When SMC buys a private property such as the gas station at 14th and Pico or the BAE site on Bundy, local governments no longer collect those property taxes. SMC also leaves its sites empty for years even while desperate for more FTES. It took almost three years before the college began to use the Bundy site. Across town, the AET building is nearly a ghost town in the afternoon. And how long has that lot owned by SMC on the corner of 14th and Pico been vacant? It's now used for construction worker parking. Students have to park at the beach."

-- Lantz Simpson, SMC Faculty Association President [April 2006,
How SMC Is Run Like WAL-MART]


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The rattlesnake "may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. ... She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. ... she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her."

-- An American Guesser [Dec. 1775]

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"The ‘futures’ and ‘careers’ for which American students now prepare are for the most part intellectual and moral wastelands. This chrome-plated consumers’ paradise would have us grow up to be well-behaved children. But an important minority of men and women coming to the front today have shown that they will die rather than be standardized, replaceable and irrelevant."

-- Mario Savio, Student Activist
["In Locus Parentis" (1964)]
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