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Lund Ranch II Puppet Master Exposed - Continued

Original post made by Dan, Carlton Oaks, on Feb 3, 2016

More evidence is revealed regarding how profit hungry builder and puppet master Greenbriar is holding strings and providing material support to a " grass roots " political organization that calls itself Protect Pleasanton Neighborhoods in a seemingly coordinated effort to oppose the referendum. Arguably, Greenbriar’s support goes well beyond the litany of on-line ads it has been financially sponsoring for this group and also includes support for the web infrastructure this " grass roots " group is currently using to support attacks on the referendum efforts.

One only needs to do some simple on-line investigation on the two web sites that are affiliated with the opposition to the Lund Ranch referendum (using whois search on the domain names and web server IP addresses). Here is a summary of the search results for these two web sites “lundranchpleasanton” and “protectpleasantonneighborhoods”.

Domain: lundranchpleasanton dot com Web Server IP Address:
* This is Greenbriar’s main web site for Lund Ranch
* This Domain is owned/managed by Greenbriar’s Political Campaign consultant Angela Ramirez Holms of Alliance Campaign Strategies. No doubt, the same person who is responsible for all the annoying and intrusive robocalls we have been getting at dinnertime.
* This Domain is administered by HOSTMONSTER, in Provo Utah, 1965 S 950th Street.
* This web site is hosted by Blue Host (BLUEH-2), in Provo Utah, 1965 S 950th Street

Domain: protectpleasantonneighborhoods dot com Web Server IP Address:

* This is a political oriented web site that opposes the Lund Ranch II referendum efforts.
* This Domain ownership is marked as “private”.
* This Domain is administered by HOSTMONSTER, in Provo Utah, 1965 S 950th Street.
* This web site is hosted by Blue Host (BLUEH-2), in Provo Utah, 1965 S 950th Street.

Given there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of different companies that one can register a domain name and host a web sites with, it should come as no surprise that the same companies providing domain registration and web hosting services to Greenbriar’s lundranchpleasanton dot com web site are also the EXACT SAME companies providing such services to protectpleasantonneighborhoods dot com.

Since this can’t be reasonably chalked up mere coincidence, one can only deduce that the real “wizard of oz” hiding behind the Protect P-Town Neighborhoods web site curtain is none other than Greenbriar and its Pleasanton political campaign machine. It makes logical sense as Greenbriar’s campaign machine was no doubt in a big hurry to create and gin up a " grass roots " group in early January so why not just go with what you know and are used to.

Since Greenbriar’s campaign team will no doubt rush to do damage control and change/hide their web infrastructure registrations or hosting arrangements for these two web sites, I’m providing my search evidence in the comments. Note: Hopefully the Pleasanton Weekly will not removing web URL’s from my search results.

In response to this exposé, I fully expect lots of comments/attacks from the Greenbriar echo machine but I felt it important to provide the evidence to let the readers make their own unbiased assessment of the evidence.

I conclude by saying the following to the Gang of Four who are working tirelessly to weaken PP:

We are not stupid.
We see through your deceit.
We are signing the petition.
We are hanging up on your invasive robocalls.

God Bless Pleasanton and all of our neighborhoods (not just that one neighborhood right next to Raley's).

Comments (7)

Posted by Another Perspective
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

So what's the big deal Dan?

Why shouldn't the builder, who owns this land, throw their financial and political might into the referendum opposition efforts in whatever ways they choose. Also, what is so wrong about seeking profit ? That is capitalism at work.

Being someone who makes a living off of real estate in this town, we need to build MORE homes (not LESS). Many people want to move and live in Pleasanton and limiting construction with such measures like PP, means less people will move here, less people will buy houses, and would also mean a net negative impact for many of us whose livelihoods require a robust real estate market. As I want MORE growth in Pleasanton, not LESS, I'm not signing the referendum.

Posted by Good grief
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm

@Dan - good grief grow up. I know the people behind protectpleasantonneighborhoods and they are in no way affiliated with the builder. No one in particular wants the development but what those neighbors want is a compromise on the traffic. No one is impressed with your IT skills. Prove they are connected - you can't - it's supposition at best and slanderous to boot.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Dan, you're getting dangerously close to the tin foil hat zone...

Posted by Saved by Grace
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2016 at 4:45 pm

You ask God to Bless Pleasanton.
Yet your accusations seem to ignore the Ninth of Ten Commandements.
the one about "bearing false witness".
Just saying...

Posted by Resident of Ventana Hills
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm


The 'ProtectPleasantonNeighborhoods' website and its contents, as well as the sister Facebook group are paid for and controlled by Pleasanton residents without funding or influence from Greenbriar Homes.

Greenbriar develops and pays for its own ads and other of its own efforts regarding opposing the Lund Ranch II project, which they have the right to do as they so choose.

'Protect Pleasanton Neighborhoods' was created by and consists of residents of Ventana Hills and Mission Hills, and we also contributed our OWN money to purchase two half-page ads in the 1/15/16 and 1/22/16 editions of the Pleasanton Weekly.

We are not funded by Greenbriar.

We don't have the financial resources that the wealthy residents of Sycamore Heights and Bridle Creek (and Allen Roberts of the private, gated community Grey Eagle hat sits at the top of Crellin Road on a hillside/ridgeline) have to run full-page ads and pay for signature gatherers and robocalls.

Greenbriar has the financial resources to pursue their own efforts for their own intents and purposes, which, quite frankly, is to be able to move forward with building the approved project of 43 homes, which includes 177 acres of protected hillsides and ridges, something for ALL Pleasanton neighborhoods, not "just that one neighborhood next to Raley's" (aka Mission Hills), instead of something (i.e., the referendum) that's for just TWO Pleasanton neighborhoods (Sycamore Heights and Bridle Creek).

Spare us the argument about this being about Measure PP, too. It's not.

TWO neighborhoods want it their way, that being to refuse to accept any traffic from the Lund Ranch II project through their neighborhoods--Sycamore Heights and Bridle Creek. Not In My Backyard--NIMBYism, that's what this is about, all under the deception of, "Help us protect Measure PP!"

You're right about two things--'we' definitely see through the deceit of others, too, and 'we' are not stupid, either.

Posted by Anxious for this to end
a resident of Mission Park
on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm

All of this gibberish is getting old and tired. Can't wait until this gets resolved/decided one way or another.

Posted by Susan
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

I would like to know where I can sign the recall petitions for Thorne Narum Olsen and Pentin. I understand that unless the council rescinds the project approval that 4 of the council members will be recalled.

Each of them ignored Measure PP. I will be glad when we elect 4/5 of a new and fresh city council and toss out these tired and inept elected officials once and for all.

People like these that ignore the law are no better than the elected officials of Flint Michigan. But at least in Flint the Zone 7 water official Ramirez and cohort Wilson fresh from a grand jury investigation regarding abuse of power aren't being paid as developer operatives.

How can a Zone 7 elected official even be a paid political operative for a development to be serviced by Zone 7? Unbelievable.

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