SO WWW? 2017







Sunday, AUGUST 20th, 2017

Well HELLO!  Yup.  Been a while again. Just isn’t enough time.   Here’s the most recent video attempt I placed at the end of the “There he goes again” post.  (Trying to create some kind of “regular” ending for video posts.) Learn something with every try, …..but will I remember? That’s the kicker. Heck last night I was….was……let me see now……had something, …something to do with color blending and fade outs, ……and a video editing feature, with,……no….still images, yeah, still images and Photo Shop editing with, well, trying to use both programs together in ways I haven’t up till now……because,…I need to…… ahhhhh, …….(oh yeah, feeling much better about this with every keystroke……lol)




KAMPA’s Red Herring “State Water Board Regulated” map statement  on the LDPCSD website ?

He is truly unbelievable!


KAMPA posting the above map with that

“STATE WATER BOARD REGULATED” Red Herring statement?


designed to mislead and distract –

follow the dots















See what I mean?

Hope you all have a great weekend.

My best to you and yours, Lew


July 6th, 2017

WOW!  No post for the entire month of JUNE.

“We are dedicated to transparency in the way we do business and

have worked very hard to operate in an open and transparent manner.“


First of all the “WE” in the above statement is primarily Pete Kampa but of course also includes his KAMPA COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, LLC (aka KAMPACS) limited liability company, past and present Board members; LDPCSD employees and others, who have intentionally cooperated in perpetuating this fraud against the legal MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision under WL11395.

Second, considering Pete KAMPA’s over 20 years of deceit and concealment of his “slumbering annexation” in Lake Don Pedro (achieved during his first employment tour with our district) his comment of working “VERY HARD TO OPERATE IN AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT MANNER”, is absolutely preposterous!  The gall!   The statement is, however, an excellent example of the “Sneaky Pete” KAMPA penchant for customer deception while simultaneously pursuing special interest third party benefits with public resources.

Can you imagine?  This individual has been teaching politicians, water purveyors, special district general managers, board directors, etc….for many years on how to properly manage special districts?

Does this explain why no corrective action has ever been pursued?


My best to you and yours, Lew


MAY 1st, 2017

Take a look at our website

It’s been like this for some time

Why does KAMPA allow such

Continuous outright lying?


🙂 🙂 🙂

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Ahhhh, ..Wisteria…..smells so good….

March 30th, 2017?


  Been awhile – and as always there just doesn’t seem to be enough time.  Thought I’d drop in and say hey, so….  “Hey!”  Last week while putting together one of the meeting videos I noticed the framed certificates on the back wall behind directors and staff and a cartoon idea hit me about how much time Kampa spends looking at his laptop…..if only we had a way to view…  (didn’t turn out like eye had hoped, but eye am sure you get the eyedea)

FEBRUARY 28th, 2017

I’ve seen this before and thought it worth passing on to others….you never know when such information could save your life!

(Of course hope it is never needed)

I hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw.

You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this email, & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please ……. contribute by forwarding this email which can save a person’s life….

12. If this message comes around to you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated…..U need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle….Heart attacks…. when you are alone.

February 21st, 2017

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Everyone is ragging on Trump’s first 100 days in office – but how many remember or knew what the former president did in his first 100 days that undoubtedly made this country less safe in this world of terrorism?  Seriously, read this all the way through and think about those flights that would likely have come down.

[By the way…HOLD ON!  Looks like we’re in store for another walloping with bad weather – just posted a notice about BONDS FLAT ROAD (over the Lake Don Pedro Dam) being closed so they can release water through that spillway.   (Under Misc News)  later.]




The power went out in my neighborhood on Friday just before 1600hrs and was reestablished this Sunday morning at approximately 0230hrs.  That annoying house echoing choir of beeping appliances and clocks signaled the restoration and dictated an early day’s start with the resetting of everything.

Haven’t checked out the news yet, but sure can attest to the fact that vehicles with spotlights were diligently checking power lines in the area Friday night.  I must admit, the winds with this last storm were some of the strongest I’ve experienced up here in 27 years.  Absolutely howling and coming from the Southeast as usual with power and telephone lines swinging wildly between their poles.  Rain was sporadic and at times almost horizontal.

When power first started fluctuating enough to tease battery backups and surge protectors I had a good idea of what was on its way but as always, the big question was for how long would “semi camping” be required?  Whether for a few hours or a few days preparation is relatively the same with turning off and/or unplugging sensitive equipment/appliances, perhaps establishing temporary power for essentials, using ice chests, portable lighting, firing up the wood stove for heat and cooking, etc.. I always try to get a frozen pizza or two cooked before “losing the oven”.   Quick!   400 degrees for 18 minutes!  Pizza and soup are great emergency foods – just peel off a slice and eat as you go – stays nice and warm on a wood stove too.  Come to think of it….makes a pretty good breakfast — later. lol


Thursday, January 25th, 2017


Undoubtedly many of you animal lovers have experienced the same or similar situation as presented below. You’re in a compromising position when suddenly a cold nose is unexpectedly felt around a “sensitive area” and you instinctively move quickly without regard for potential consequences – like raising up and smacking the top of your head on the edge of a bathroom tiled counter top.  OUCH! – to politely substitute what was actually spontaneously exclaimed.  (My poor girl obviously felt bad about the resulting incident.)

Did you know dogs have a sense of smell that has been estimated to be between 10,000 and 100,000 times greater than ours?  Naturally there are many scents we, as humans, are either oblivious to or perhaps find displeasing, disgusting and/or repulsive and try to avoid them, yet for one reason or another, a dog senses some attractive, irresistible or curious quality that must be investigated further.

The following photograph/poem documents a true story with the only exception being the object picked up was a brush and not a comb.  (Let’s see….brush, crush, dust, fuss, gush, …..wasn’t working out too well.  lol   Artistic liberty right?)

I had just exited the shower, dried off with a towel, and was in my birthday suit performing pre-clothed routines.  I had just started to run a brush through my hair but dropped it on the floor………..

Again, this is being presented because I thought it humorous and a fairly common occurrence many could relate to in their own lives.   Ever have someone over to your place and your excited “best friend”, with tail wagging uncontrollably, immediately starts performing a detailed olfactory examination of them?   Inevitably the guest will embarrassingly respond,  “(he/she) probably smells my (dog/cat/horse, or whatever)?” which in all likelihood is factual, butt in this particular case wasn’t.  LOL



January 20th, 2017

Congratulations President Trump and Vice President Pence!  You got it, now use it to Make America Great Again.

A special congratulations to the Citizens of these United States of America because whether you individually appreciate it now or not, good things are going to be happening for all of us.

America and her citizens first?  What a long over due concept – for without such direction and dedication there would be no USA!  Yup, a long over due position for those who represent the citizens of this country.   And for those cry baby elected officials who boycotted the event…I believe their names, positions, and photographs should be widely publicized for easy voter identification.   Enough said.


Well, Lake Don Pedro is getting pounded again with rain and high winds.  I can see one of my smaller pines has gone over a bit.  So long as the tap root is not destroyed it may be able to re-root in Spring and survive.  You know, some landscapers intentionally tie and brace trees to get that “weather beaten look” as they grow older.   Certainly not necessary here – a free natural service.  lol

Sure wish I could capture more of this water.  Look at McClure’s lake level – record setting for this time of year and we sure will appreciate it later with the inevitable irrigation season and routine environmental releases.   Catch it when plentiful and use it wisely when scarce. 

Oh, the meeting last Wednesday was OK, but unfortunately pretty much unfolded just as the agenda hinted:  another lecture by GM Kampa about things that could have easily been produced in written form (rather than a running narrative slide show) and provided to those interested for reading later.  As is usually the case, customer and former board president Wes Barton reiterated his serious questions regarding District financial matters which he has been requesting answers to for several months….if not over a year, without success.  What the heck is going on here?  Even the Board of Directors has voiced the opinion these questions should be answered once and for all.  Unbelievable.

Something is very wrong and I wonder if it revolves around the apparent misrepresentation and misappropriation of government grant money to expand water service outside the Place of Use with groundwater wells (that “alternate source of water” for the groundwater substitution program to replace MERCED RIVER WATER that wrongfully leaves the legal service area under water license 11395).  That grant money was intended to be used to the benefit of existing water using customers during the extended drought and not for expanding water service.  But who knows without honest answers to repeated questions?

I guess that is the most frustrating part about attending such meetings (like this last one) …serious legitimate questions are routinely ignored by management in favor of another installment in the Uncle Pete lecture series on how to burn precious meeting time without accepting responsibility for that already done.   District staff and personnel out numbered the audience again, this time 3:1.   (There were nine District representatives and three customers in the audience.)  No wonder such “distraction motivated” meetings are tolerated – who apparently cares?   Seriously.  Why on earth would management voluntarily discuss or explain issues that will likely only upset and financially harm paying customers when that bitter reality can be conveniently postponed with the utilization of another Kampa “cool the mark” meeting lecture?   (That isn’t to say the operational information presented was worthless, but just far less important than honest factual answers to festering financial questions.)

Well, need to get back to checking for wind damage, just wanted to say hey. later.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Wow!  We sure received the rain huh?   And high winds!  Almost lost that Leland Cypress again – rather tricky attempting to brace it and not getting my cold stiff fingers crushed between braces and the swaying trunk.


Guess I should get the extension ladder out this Spring, climb up there and give it a good topping to help reduce its massive profile that acts like a boat sail during high winds.  Yeah, yeah, yeah…..just another “to do” that doesn’t get done because of all the other “to dos” lol.  (Sure will be singing a different tune if that tree falls on my truck huh?)

Still messing around with the video editing program, but I already know what will happen….(another “been there, done that” experience) if I don’t keep using the program I will quickly forget – NO!  It is not just my aging grey matter.  Yes, yes, I’ve tried making notes but end up with pages and pages of instructions and hints, but again, if not used periodically even they become rather cryptic after a while.  Kind of like all these passwords we are encouraged to use, if the bad folks had as much difficulty getting in as I do with my own information – I feel rather safe!  lol   (Crap!  If our government can’t keep them out of sensitive information what chance do we have?  Oh sure, there’s always a new program or system that promises to cure the problem if we will only agree to separate ourselves from our money once again…..and then the updates, incompatible platforms, bugs, blah, blah, blah.  Always something, right?

Anyway, I was “patrolling the website” looking for more previously posted AWOL/MIA information and thought I’d pop into SO WWW? and say hello.   So, hello.  Hope all is well in your neck of these foothills after the recent storms.  Later, Lew


Sunday, January 1st, 2016 2017

Alright, the first traditional new year error has been officially made and documented. HAPPY NEW YEAR!