Nov 012023
 

Those who read this blog will recall that when your intrepid blogger wrote about Clarissa Cervantes’s 2nd DUI, it was not reported as such in the Press-Enterprise. As has so often happened, your intrepid blogger does the job of the local press.

It looks like Clarissa Cervantes has a lot of enablers

Need more evidence the P-E is biased? Today, your intrepid blogger was sent a copy of an ethics complaint against Clarissa Cervantes in her role as a Riverside Council member. The Complaint was scheduled for a hearing on 11-2-2023 per this 10-20-2023 notice. See page 4, item 7 the Pre-Conference regarding Clarissa Cervantes’ complaint.

If you read the complaint, that was not mentioned as of yet in the Riverside Press-Enterprise (but you’d think it would be news given her other recent legal issues), it alleges the following:

Facts of City Code of Ethics & Conduct F. Violation of Government Code 871000 – Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes failed to disclose income on Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interest in 2021 and Failure to Disclose Income on Annual Statement of Economic Interest in 2022. She had originally certified that her statements were true and correct under penalty of perjury. The FPPC recently opened an investigation based on complaint filed on 9/11/2023: COM-09112023-02609

Afterwards, Councilmember Cervantes issued amendments to the 2021 and 2022 Statement of Economic Interest filings on 9/22/2023, confirming that the alleged violations were accurate. The original and amended returns are attached. The following incomes were not initially disclosed:

– Sabrina Cervantes for Assembly 2020 salary between $10,001 to $100,000 range.
– Cece’s Artistic Touch independent contractor income between $1,001 to $10,000 range.
– Bergmann Zwerdling Direct salary between $10,001 to $100,000 range.

Facts of City Code of Ethics & Conduct M. Violations of federal, state, or local law – On July 1, 2023, Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes was arrested for Driving under the influence BAC .08 or Higher. She issued Guilty Pleas for VC M231521(A) and VC M23152(B) and was convicted on both of the charges on August 30, 2023. Her summary probation was granted for a period of 36 months on the attached terms and conditions.

(FPPC = Fair Political Practices Commission, the State Watchdog)

So – it looks like Clarissa did not disclose three sources of income. Is this because it is all Cervantes Family Money? Is it because Clarissa has been enabled for so long that she believes the rules don’t apply to her?

Take note of how she amended filings after the complaint was lodged.

It also looks like she did not disclose to the City of Riverside her second DUI Conviction, regardless of the sweetheart deal she got from the court.

People should ask themselves, if they donate to any Cervantes (Sabrina et. al.) how is that money being used? It looks like it is being funneled right back to Clarissa. Why are the categories so broad? How much actual money are we talking about? It could be several hundred thousand dollars!

Where is the Riverside Press-Enterprise? Are they preparing to endorse this disaster for Assembly District 58? Why else would a story like this get ignored?

To recap the P-E covering for Clarissa Cervantes:

It was put to me that the Riverside Press-Enterprise had reported on this first DUI in the past, but the story is nowhere to be found. It was also not easy to obtain these records through normal channels on the internet to corroborate that Cervantes is now a double Deuce.

You see, the P-E had a story about her first DUI in 2014 that you can’t find anymore. (Sources told me this) The day after we lit them up, they claimed their half-truth reporting, in particular not reporting that the 2023 DUI was, in fact, DUI #2, was because Cervantes had the first Misdemeanor expunged. Expungement does not remove the fact that it still counts as both a criminal conviction and DUI #1.

Cervantes’s first DUI was not easy to get records on. My people had to go to the applicable government offices and get paper copies of the records. Given that Cervantes and her powerful local family all have a history of antagonism towards law enforcement, there would be plenty of people out there motivated to expose the ugly truth.

How light was the sentence? Check it out:

Most people get thrown in jail for at least 30 days after DUI #2, not Clarissa. The judge let her 45 days in rehab count as time served, and the remaining 57 of the 102-day sentence will be served in Work Release. How many readers would prefer 57 days of picking up trash (but I doubt Clarissa will be anywhere close to doing that) to being in the can?

Also note that DUI #2 can be a felony in many cases, but not for Clarissa.

She was fined less than $2k! Most people pay $5,000-7,000 on DUI #1!!!

It also remains to be seen how long her driver’s license gets suspended. It is typically a year for the rest of us. This means that Cervantes will have to have staff drive her around to campaign appearances, unless the California DMV finds an excuse to not suspend her license for the typical amount of time.

I believe but have no proof that the powerful Cervantes Family has had something to do with the extraordinarily light sentence and the Press-Enterprise’s seemingly deliberate attempt to obfuscate her legal issues.

P.S. This is not the first time the Cervantes family has been in trouble with the law. In 1999 Greg Cervantes was convicted for campaign finance felonies.

Sep 042023
 

… and Cervantes is continuing to campaign for Assembly! Sources told your intrepid blogger she literally went from her sentencing meeting to another meeting across the street to meet with a stakeholder for an endorsement/donation!

For those of you just now tuning in, on 7-1-2023, your intrepid blogger unloaded on the Riverside Press-Enterprise for their partial truth reporting on the DUI of City of Riverside Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes. You see, the P-E had a story about her first DUI in 2014 that you can’t find anymore. (Sources told me this) The day after we lit them up, they claimed their half-truth reporting, in particular not reporting that the 2023 DUI was, in fact DUI #2, was because Cervantes had the first Misdemeanor expunged. Expungement does not remove the fact that it still counts as both a criminal conviction and as DUI #1.

Cervantes first DUI was not easy to get records on. My people had to go to the applicable government offices and get paper copies of the records. Given that Cervantes and her powerful local family all have a history of antagonism towards law enforcement, there would be plenty of people out there motivated to expose the ugly truth.

The Riverside P-E did indeed cover the second DUI and the sentencing. There is a catch, they paywalled the article. Did they do this in order to reduce the exposure of Cervantes to public scrutiny? Is the Riverside P-E preparing to endorse her assembly campaign? Inquiring bloggers want to know.

Your intrepid blogger is on the case. So just what kind of sweetheart deal did one of the junior members of the powerful Cervantes Family get for a second DUI?

Most people get thrown in jail for at least 30 days after DUI #2, not Clarissa. The judge let her 45 days in rehab count as time served and the remaining 57 of the 102 day sentence will be served in Work Release. How many readers would prefer 57 days of picking up trash (but I doubt Clarissa will be anywhere close to doing that) to being in the can?

Also note that DUI #2 can be a felony in many cases, but not for Clarissa.

She was fined less than $2k! Most people pay $5,000-7,000 on DUI #1!!!

It also remains to be seen how long her driver’s license gets suspended. It is typically a year for the rest of us. This means that Cervantes will have to have staff drive her around to campaign appearances, unless the California DMV finds an excuse to not suspend her license for the typical amount of time.

In addition, if Cervantes is able to escape with less than the usual suspension, she has to have an alcohol interlock device on every vehicle she owns for at least 6 months. That should make for fun pictures for her primary opponents!

In short, if you are going to get DUI #2, Clarissa Cervantes got a slap on the hand and you’d want to be her. Did her relation to the powerful Cervantes family in Riverside County affect that outcome?

I had penned an admonition in a previous post that if Cervantes was serious about getting help and getting clean I would be all for that. I have been told by sources I trust that she still drinks and has expressed zero remorse for what she did. It makes sense, when you are able to get out of a near felony with a slap on the hand, where is the nexus to change?

While she was given 102 months of probation, I am almost certain given her attitude that she is a ticking time bomb ready to go off again. In the meantime, she is on a track to become a member of the California State Legislature… we certainly can do better, can’t we?

P.S. Attached here is a PDF of court documents that back up what I wrote about the sentence.

Jul 072023
 

For those of you that read right on daily, we love the opportunity to torch liberal democrats and we blasted Clarissa Cervantes for getting her second DUI. The Riverside Press-Enterprise, the day after being called out by Right on Daily for pulling their story on the first DUI sometime in the past, did indeed run a story about the first DUI. They pointed out that the misdemeanor conviction was expunged and had to admit that the expungement did not change the law regarding Cervantes’ second DUI. Your intrepid blogger was ahead of the curve pointing out that her mishap was DUI #2 long before other media outlets.

A Couple Days Later, the CAGOP piled on with an email of their own. This suggests that they saw your intrepid blogger’s post and waited until they had other sources to cite before sending their email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2023
916/448/9496
Contact: press@cagop.org

ICYMI: Dems Double Down on DUIs

Move over DUI Dave Min, looks like California Democrats have ANOTHER drunk driver in their midst.

Democrats were probably hoping you missed this story over the holiday weekend, so we’ll fill you in: Riverside Councilmember and candidate for the targeted 58th Assembly District Clarissa Cervantes was arrested for DUI in Banning, CA on July 1.

KCAL News, 7/5/2023

Sadly, this isn’t Swerving Cervantes’ first rodeo; in fact, this is her second DUI in 8 years! Even worse, this comes just six weeks after she had her DUI from 2015 that she earned with a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit  dismissed by a judge. Cervantes promised the judge she would never repeat her mistake… Spoiler alert: she broke her promise.

This offense is serious. Cervantes, who is looking to succeed her sister, current Democrat Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes from Riverside County, not only put her life at risk but those of innocent Californians who shared the road with her that night.

As KCAL reports, “two arrests within a 10-year period could result in jail time of up to one year and a two-year driver’s license suspension, according to the California Vehicle Code.”

Bottom line: One DUI Democrat in Sacramento is already too many (looking at you, State Senator and CA-47 candidate Dave Min).The last thing Californians need is another Democrat politician like Clarissa Cervantes who disregards public safety, endangers fellow Californians, and still believes they should be rewarded with a promotion to higher office.

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I’d like to thank the CAGOP for reading Right on Daily.

— Personal Note to Clarissa Cervantes —

Clarissa – I am an alcoholic. I have been sober over 20 years. It was not easy and it took a lot of work to escape it. Do understand that my attacks were political and about attempting to thwart any campaign you may make for office.

If you are sincere about seeking treatment and this is not a ploy to try and save face to run for office later, I wholeheartedly wish you well. I hope you find the hope and strength you need to get a handle on your addiction. I believe if you do, you will take a long break from public office and my choose to get out of the spotlight for a while if not forever. My sincerest hope is that you place your recovery first and do everything you need to do to beat your addiction.

I will be praying for you, as my desire to see you and anyone else escape the hell of addiction comes first before anything else. Godspeed to you.

Jul 012023
 

You read that correctly. The Riverside Press-Enterprise did not do their job. They reported on the DUI from 1:23 AM This morning, but they either refused to do their follow up or were simply trying to do the minimum to look objective despite having been a cheerleader for the Riverside Councilmember.

Clarissa Cervantes is also a cop-hating defund the police far-left wokie. (Ahem, my opinion based on her actions and behavior) She gained folk hero status with her demands and defamation lawsuit against America’s Sheriff Chad Bianco. This, of course, was dutifully and breathlessly reported by the Press-Enterprise and other far-left institutions of propaganda in Riverside County – including hundreds of words of quotes from the text of the lawsuit. (News flash, you can basically put anything you want in a lawsuit filing, something commonly done in order to feed garbage to your willing patsies in the media for example…)

Welp. Mizzzz Social Justice Warrior has Herself a problem. (Yes, Clarissa, I assumed your gender)

Read it and weep – on 10-22-2015, after having been cited on 12-17-2014, Clarissa Cervantes pled out to a DUI. It looks like she was .15 or more in this one, vs .08 +/- in the one she was arrested for early this morning.

It was put to me that the Riverside Press-Enterprise had reported on this first DUI in the past but the story is nowhere to be found. It was also not easy to obtain these records through normal channels on the internet to corroborate the that fact that Cervantes is now a double Deuce.

Cervantes, who was elected in 2021, is the second openly LGBTQ and second Latina Councilmember. Ward 2 encompasses the areas of Sycamore Canyon, Canyon Crest, UC Riverside, and Eastside. She previously worked as a legislative field representative to former Councilmember Andy Melendrez, according to her website.

In September, Cervantes filed a libel suit against Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco for a Facebook comment he made accusing her of vandalism at an abortion rights protest. Cervantes said she did not participate in the protest or vandalism, with her account  at least partially substantiated in a body camera video from the Riverside Police Department.

She is currently running for the 58th district state Assembly seat to replace her sister, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes.

Note how the Press Enterprise spun this story to hit all the leftist resume building talking points and to once again whore out the newspaper to a reminder about the lawsuit against Chad Bianco. I wonder what their spin will be for deliberately omitting that this is DUI #2? (Maybe they will tell us what happened to the story about the first DUI as well…)

Why is the first DUI significant? Because based on circumstances, Cervantes could be charged with a felony on DUI #2. Also note that the CHP, not the Riverside Sheriff’s Office arrested her majesty at 1:30 this morning. I guess Cervantes will try to defund them, too if her assembly campaign does not end up in the drunk tank.

$5,000 Bail? I am sure that Cervantes will try to get rid of Cash Bail as well… just out of her own self interest.

WooWee, life comes at ya fast. The only missing detail was weather or not she was drinking Bud Light before the deuce.