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VIDEO: OVSD President Tarvin uses armed security guard and grounds keeper as escorts as she avoids answering question about silencing her critics


(Tarvin, center, is escorted to her car, despite no apparent danger)

JUNE 27: On a night at a school board meeting that literally saw virtually every single public comment tear into both she and the board, a grim-faced Gina Tarvin, Ocean View School District President, left the meeting with both a private armed security guard and a burly district grounds keeper.

At public comments, a number of residents, myself included, challenged Tarvin on the many social media “jail terms” being served for criticizing her. I mentioned at comments that I simply wanted to ask her on the record – yes or no – was she involved in the many online punishments being meted out. It seems the threat of that simple question may have caused her to actually ask for security detail to her car. I asked as she left if we might have a moment with her and she declined.

For once it was a relaxed scene outside the meeting; no police officers or bussed in radicals to speak on behalf of Tarvin. But as other board members, staff, parents, etc. milled about, chatting and laughing on this cool evening summer, a seemingly nervous and agitated-looking Tarvin was hustled out to her car by the pistol-toting guard and grounds keeper.

She was not threatened. She appeared to be in no danger. We simply wanted to know if she is involved in the dozens of Facebook “jailings” that have been mysteriously happening whenever her name is invoked by critics of the embattled, controversial district president.

Here is the video of Tarvin being escorted to her car by the security team.

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Evidence emerges of OVSD Trustee President Tarvin personally attempting to get someone removed from Facebook.

Recently, many Huntington Beach citizens have expressed deep concern with the fact that OVSD trustee president Gina Tarvin refuses to answer questions about the fact that many of her social media critics are being banned from Facebook, in some cases, simply for typing her name. But an interesting piece of evidence has just emerged that shows the elected official admitting to taking part in the reporting process that gets people banned from Facebook.

In a message sent to administrators of the OVSD Facebook forum all the way back on March 11, 2015, trustee president Tarvin not only appears to be gently accusing the admins of “condoning harassment” by allowing certain comments that criticize her, but also admits reporting the account to Facebook, due to her accusation that the account is fake. Problem is, she offers zero evidence that the person, “John Cambridge” is, as she states, “a fictitious alias set up by someone” to attack her. Here is the message:


Another obvious questions is, why is Tarvin concerned with aliases? She never expressed any concern when a good friend of hers, Pat Mahoney, a Nashville resident who is an executive for Man Head Merch, started the cyberstalking harassment site, The site frequently invoked Tarvin’s name and she regularly spent time on the site’s Facebook page. Here is some proof:


Many believe she was an active part of the site, which obsessively attacked myself and many other local residents. Tarvin would never denounce the behavior. Or explain her relationship with Mahoney. Yet in the recently revealed message, she takes deep issue with someone allegedly posting under an alias.


(Tarvin at left, Mahoney at right)

Once again, the trustee president appears to be playing two sides; against something when it hurst her, yet fully supporting the action when it serves her agenda.

For more stories on the people places in Facebook jail for daring to discuss the behavior of the controversial, embattled trustee president, I’ve written here, here, here, and here

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Tarvin critic earns THIRTY DAY Facebook ban for typing the words, “Crooked Gina”


It seems Ocean View School District Trustee President Gina Tarvin’s social media reign of terror continues. How else to explain the constant Facebook failings of so many people that merely type her name? Outspoken Tarvin critic Jim Knapp (whom according to an HBPD officer Tarvin infamously accused of “forced imprisonment” after he asked her some simple questions at a local library event) is the latest victim  – and he’s been here before for criticizing the controversial school official.


That’s what Knapp received for for commenting: “I think that’s why they call her Crooked Gina” on a Facebook post about Tarvin parking her car in the handicap spot (with a placard, it should be noted).

We have called on Tarvin multiple times to confirm or deny her involvement in shutting down free speech. She has refused to answer. I’ve alert the school superintendent no less than 7 times. I have yet to receive an answer.

I’ve written here, here, here, and here about this insidious problem.

But now, good news, it looks as if the Orange County DA may be getting involved after reviewing the patterns of behavior here.

Facebook users be warned – even mention the name “Gina Clayton Tarvin” – or typing the initials “GCT” leave you open to having your entire account shut down. Tarvin needs to address this situation. If she’s not involved, let’s hear it. If she is – in my opinion she needs to step down from office at once.

Either way – the people of Huntington Beach deserve answers.


For further information regarding the behavior of Ms. Tarvin, the web site appears to be a reliquary or her words, thoughts and deeds.

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Citizen banned from Facebook for THIRTY DAYS for comment about Tarvin and Urashima

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The Facebook jail continues in Huntington Beach for seemingly ANYONE that dares comment about the Ocean View School Board president Gina Tarvin – and with a twist now. A comment today by a local woman that also included the name of the head of the Wintersburg Task force, Mary Urashima was taken down by Facebook after being reported by someone. Here is the comment and the punishment:



The person in question called these two women bullies because, in her view – they are. It’s her opinion based on the actions of the pair. As I have covered here now numerous times- nobody knows how this is being orchestrated. Tarvin refuses to answer questions. She is an elected official. This matters.






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HB Photo Flashback: The historic Carnegie Library goes up in flames


Carnegie libraries were built from monies donated by famed Scottish businessman and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Between 1883 and 1929, 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built around the world. Most of the beautiful buildings were created in a number of architectural styes, including Beaux-Arts, Baroque, Italian Renaissance and more. Outside every library was a lamppost or lantern to represent a symbol of enlightenment.

And we had one right here in Huntington Beach.

It was built in 1913, located at 8th and Walnut, and here is some background about its history from the Carnegie Foundation: Free library service in Huntington Beach was available in 1907, through the state’s traveling library program, which rotated 50 books to rural communities. In 1909 the city incorporated and that same year Mr. R. W. Blodget and Mrs. R. H. Lindgren brought the matter of a library to the Huntington Beach Board of Trade. The Women’s Club of Huntington Beach then called a public meeting and formed a Library Association. They refurbished an old building, acquired old furniture and books, and provided necessary heat and utilities. By the end of the year the city took over the library. Carnegie funding was sought and in late 1913 a $10,000 grant was offered. Architects Tuttle and Hopkins designed the Classical Revival building. The builder was W.D. Lambert of Long Beach. The building opened in 1914, serving the community as a library until a new building was completed in 1951, after which the Carnegie building was demolished.



Here is some additional information from the HB city page:

In February, 1913, councilmen received notification of the $10,000 grant and they notified the Library Board to begin discussing plans for the new library. In August, 1913, the Carnegie Corporation accepted the plans and W. D. Lambert of Long Beach received the contract. The cornerstone of the Carnegie Library was laid during a big ceremony. The history of the city, the library, names of all those who had served on the Library Board, city trustees, pastors of the churches, members of the Board of Trade, names of those who had served on the library staff, the name of each child in the schools and a small American flag were enclosed in the stone. In a little over four years the number of volumes in the library had risen from 328 volumes to 2800 volumes, 700 of which were donated by residents of the city. The main floor of the new Carnegie Library housed an adult reading room, a children’s department and the librarian’s office. The lecture room, a reference room and the furnace room were located downstairs. The Chamber of Commerce was located in the lecture room until 1921. In order to be more responsive to community needs the Library Board decided to establish a reading room at 205 Main Street. The reading room was open the same hours as the main library, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The reading room was used for a three-year period from 1928 until August, 1931.

In March, 1933, the Carnegie Library suffered considerable damage in the great earthquake which struck the area. The board authorized Catching Brothers Company to make the necessary repairs to the Carnegie building. 1934 saw the library lose its librarian of 23 years when Bertha Reynolds (formerly Proctor) resigned. She had seen the library grow from the small building at Walnut Avenue and 3rd Street to the Carnegie Building at Walnut Avenue and 8th Street, and now the library was outgrowing that facility. 

A preliminary set of plans was submitted to the Library Board by Architects McClelland, McDonald, and Markwith of Los Angeles, but the advent of World War II held up construction until 1949. Margaret Kemp served as temporary librarian until Floyd Jorgensen filled the job in 1937. When he left for the military, Lylyan Mossinger took over and served until 1959. On Friday, July 13, 1951, the Carnegie Library closed its doors after almost 40 years of service. When the doors closed, the library had a total of 42,000 volumes. On Sunday, September 30, 1951, the new library building at 525 Main Street was dedicated by Mayor Vernon Langenbeck. The library was built at a cost of $140,000. Members of the Library Board at the time of the dedication were Pearl M. Jones, president, Berta Tovatt, J. K. McDonald, Edith Vavra, and G. H. Hasson.




After shutting  down in 1951, The Carnegie Library sat dormant for almost 20 years, decaying as time went on. Teenagers used it as a hangout. Bums would crash there. Finally, in the late 1960s, it was demolished, in part by a controlled burn exercise by the Huntington Beach Fire Department.

Thankfully, HB resident Diane Valoff, who lived across the street at 125 8th St., thought to photograph event. She generously shared these images with me this week, and now thanks to her, the last moments of the Carnegie Library, (in color no less!), are preserved forever.

To Ms. Valoff I am quite grateful, as I imagine many people will be after seeing these rare and important images.


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Tarvin “speech cleansing” continues on Facebook as virtually any critical mention of the school board president earns a banning.


Add it to the list- another Huntington Beach resident saw their Facebook account disabled today as a result of critical words about Ocean View School District trustee president. Gina Tarvin. The offending posts:


A 7-day block for that. She refuses to answer questions about this continued and intensifying silencing of voices. In my opinion, she needs to step down from office. She is a disgrace. If she is not involved, let her answer questions about this. Let her share her opinions. She is an elected official. Yet in my opinion she acts like a hunkered down despot.

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MORE Huntington Beach citizens have their Facebook accounts blocked for daring to even type Gina Tarvin’s initials


I’ve written here before about the increasing number of residents finding their Facebook accounts banned for even the most tepid criticism of Ocean View School District president Gina Tarvin.

As it got worse, I continued writing about it.

And now this just in – two more citizens banned from Facebook for these comments. In the latter, not how just her initials – GCT – we used:


How does she do it?

On October 9, 2016, I sent this query to Tarvin:

Ms. Tarvin: I’m writing a piece for my blog., regarding a growing number of HB residents actually being banned from using Facebook after posting critical comments of you. I have approximately 8 people involved thus far, with several more being researched. 

I have two questions for you:

1. Are you involved at all in the campaigns against these people, either by directly reporting them or encouraging surrogates to do so?

2. Would you care to make a statement as to your opinion of these actions and what is happening to these residents?

To date I have received no response.


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Question for Tarvin and Hansen: Should OVSD also file a restraining order against Oscar Rodriguez?


When the Ocean View School District recently tried to obtain a restraining order against combat veteran Raymond Herrera in part for expressing his views at board meetings, they citing his “LIKING’ of certain Facebook comments as cause for their action (which was denied by a judge). Here is the language:

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But this would seem to present a problem for Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen and board president Gina Tarvin. If “LIKING” a comment is to be perceived as dangerous, then what was their reaction in April 2016 when Oak View Comunidad co-founder and close Tarvin confidante Oscar Rodriguez “LIKED” a comment that suggested killing Donald Trump, who was speaking in Orange County that day? (“Hope someone kills that Bastard” is the exact comment liked by Rodriguez).



A parent in the district had flagged that and contacted me, saying:

I received an unsettling message this morning: “My child is a student at Oak View. I follow the Oak View Comunidad Facebook group and this morning I became VERY upset. Someone I have never heard of posted a comment in a thread started by Victor Valladares about the Donald Trump rally today. They said, “Hope someone kills that Bastard.” Then Oscar Rodriguez, a person we are always being told is a leader in the community and who works closely with the school board actually “liked” the comment. He is agreeing that this person should be assassinated?? How can the district tolerate this? What can we do?”

I shared this message with Dr Hansen and the board.  I explained the concerns, especially given that Rodriguez often attends school board meetings.

And I received no reply.

Why was no action taken? Why no restraining order? I recently re-sent the screenshot to Hansen after the Herrera debacle. Still no reply.

Is it because of the relationship Rodriguez has with the district, and with Tarvin in particular? A couple of months after this incident, Rodriguez apparently arranged for a car for Tarvin to ride in the 4th of July parade:

FullSizeRender 3.jpgOther communications document how closely Tarvin works with Rodriguez:

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Yet apparently, Tarvin, even after being notified about Rodriguez’s “LIKING” of such a heinous comment, had no concerns about him. So why the concerns about Herrera? Is she simply applying a double standard because of her relationship with Rodriguez and radical activist group, Oak View Comunidad?



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In my opinion, the district, to be taken seriously, needs to address the double standards.

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Did an Irvine Rabbi compromise a Huntington Beach Congressman’s safety on Memorial Day?


Prior to the Huntington Beach Memorial Day services at Pier Plaza, a Rabbi named David N. Young from the Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Irvine, posted this in the Facebook group Indivisible OC 48, which was created in part to help remove local congressman Dana Rohrabacher from office. 


Indivisible OC 48, has been responsible for a series of controversial events including a protest at the congressman’s office which sent an elderly staffer to the hospital. They also stormed the front lawn of his house:

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Other comments on the site have encouraged other acts against the congressman. The infamous community organizer Monica Curca, who constantly derides Huntington Beach as being a hotbed of white supremacy, suggested this, and agreed that a light projection message on his house would be a good idea:


Curca also suggested confronting the congressman at a local restaurant:

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So the question becomes, was it a smart/safe idea to post details of the congressman’s schedule on what some consider to be a hate site, and where a radical element clearly has a strong voice? Also, did the Rabbi really think the Memorial Day ceremony was the appropriate place to come ask policy questions?

Afterwards, the Rabbi posted this on Indivisible 48:



I’m not sure why a man of the cloth would appear so judgmental toward the city that invited him to speak, nor why he would feel the need to post his feeling on Facebook. But he didn’t stop there. Within another Indivisible 48 conversation, he said this:



Did Rohrabacher speak to the Rabbi and convey this? What was his point in sharing this information, along with “Keep fighting the good fight!” Why is a religious representative taking such an active political role at a Memorial Day celebration? Especially on such a hate-filled site that took his words apparently as a green light to bach the congressman.

What sort of religious figure does this, especially after being invited to deliver an invocation? I’ve reached out to the Rabbi for comment, but have yet to receive a response. 

But I did find this comment on his blog:

“Those of you who know me well know that I am a liberal. I am way to the left of just about every issue except Israel, about which I am just left of center. I also represent a 501c(3) organization, and as such I have stayed away from public political commentary. I am not perfect and probably slipped from time to time, but I avoided posting my presidential opinions on Facebook and other social media. Often these two values are in conflict—my liberal desires to shout from the rooftops when someone does something I find politically offensive verses my professional desires to keep my job and keep my congregation intact—but today they are working together, and I would like to express some of my views on some of what I have seen and heard regarding our new president.”

If he represents a 501c(3), why is he so active politically on Facebook- especially on a page as controversial as Indivisible OC 48? 





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Oak View Comunidad founder Valladares under fire for contacting controversial lawyer Shenkman, who is now pursuing major lawsuit against Huntington Beach

As a controversial Malibu-based lawyer prepares to sue Huntington Beach over districting, a local-left wing activist, Victor Valladares (pictured above, center with Oak View Comunidad co-founder Oscar Rodriguez and OVSD trustee president Gina Tarvin) has come under a ton of social media fire for originally reaching out to the lawyer, seemingly, based on his own words, to interest him in Huntington Beach as a target.

The lawyer, Keith Shenkman, has created all but a cottage industry out of suing cities, alleging, primarily, that city council election systems disenfranchise local Latino voters.

Valladares first posted this on the Oak View Comunidad Facebook page in April. Note the terms “our letter” and “we can file a lawsuit,” which would appear to indicate his group’s involvement.

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Since then, the Oak View Comunidad Facebook page has continued to update the threat, counting down the days:


Many citizens began expressing online outrage over Valladares’ engagement with Shenkman, and soon after, some of Valladares’ supporters began posting a series excuses and explanations. Then, Valladares posted a video which seemed to confirm all basic suspicions – that he approached Shenkman for the potential case against the city.

Here are two clips from the video: 


On Tuesday, May 30, city attorney Michael Gates posted an article about the story and as Valladares received a blistering array of criticisms from dozens of citizens 9including many supporters), another Oak View Comunidad member, Katheryn Clark, attempted to fend off accusations – and also reacted by insulting some of the residents calling out Valladares.

Sample screenshot:

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Clark seems to be a newly-vocal member of the Oak View Comunidad group along with another controversial organizer, Monica Curca, who has, numerous times, declared Huntington Beach a hot bed of white supremacy and racism:




Here is Clark, second from left, pictured in a public Facebook post with Curca and Valladares (person at far right unidentified).


Clark’s full-throated support and defense of Valladares spreads across several Facebook forums, and while she initially claimed that Valladares and Shenkman merely attended a conference together and that Valladares didn’t really approach the lawyer with any substantive engagement, the Valladares video appears to counter those suggestions. Here she states, “Victor did not meet with him personally as in reaching out to him but did met him at an event they both attended.”

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Compare that with Valladares’ own words in the video: “I contacted Mr. Shenkman and I informed him about the small minority population here in Huntington Beach… I did take a picture with him…and he sent the letter…” Her version seems to contradict this.

More denials came from left wing blogger and Valladares sympathizer Vern Nelson, whose words, in light of the evidence, seem even more preposterously ill-informed than usual:

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They “stayed out of it”? Hardly.

Valladares is Delegate at California Democratic PartyCo-Chair Candidate Recruitment Committee West* at Democratic Party of Orange County and Cast member at Chicano Latino Caucus, California Democratic Party 2015. He also ran unsuccessfully in 2016 for the office of Orange Coast College Trustee.

More as it develops.


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