Quiet Title Bingo

Well! Well! Look what I found! It appears the California Barrel Company was acquired by Spreckels Sugar in 1949. David Hamsher of Paul Hastings, began his search of who owned the property in 2018. He is working for Associate Capital, who I believe were not aware of the name California Barrel Company, until Hamsher told them. Then, they are the ones the gave CBC new life by acquiring a LLC?  Did they goodle CBC? If the did, they would have found this post.


The City of San Francisco is asking questions about who owns – WHAT? I am not sure, and there seems to be much confusion. For this reason I sent an e-mail Austin Yang, who is Assistant City Attorney. I sent Governor Gavin Newsom an e-mail on this matter. I also sent an e-mail to Erin Epperson, and got no reply.

In my post of August 31, 2011, I am just getting used to worldpress, and have put up duplicate photos. This may constitute the first inquiry about the CBC. It is Copyrighted. The tidewater question is coming from the ‘Treading Zone’.  I am being snubbed, while Mega-Meg prepares to take over the Movie Industry, and, put artists and writers out of work. How about grips? Computers are writing novels. How about movie scripts.

Click to access 2018_1130_0000775.pdf

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Cc: Angelo Obertello <aobertello@cbandg.com>; James Abrams <jabrams@jabramslaw.com>; Charles Thornton <c3@associatecapital.com> Subject: Re: PPS 23rd Street – No PortJurisdiction

Hi Jon, Molly and Shari – I wanted to follow up last week’s email to see ifthere are still outstanding questions regarding Port jurisdiction as it relates to PPS? Thanks, Erin

On Aug 22, 2018, at 6:52 PM, Erin Epperson <e2@associatecapital.com> wrote:

Please find David’s email below and attachments regarding Port jurisdiction in PPS owned areas of 23rd Street. I trust this will resolve the question. We look forward to continuing our 23rd Street discussions with you at our regular 9/27 meeting, if not sooner. Please let me know if you need additional information. Thank you! Erin

From: “Hamsher, David A” <davidhamsher@paulhastings.com> Subject: PPS 23rd Street – No Port Jurisdiction Date: August 22, 2018 at 54810 PM PDT To: “Erin Epperson” <e2@associatecapital.com> Cc: “Charles Thornton” <c3@associatecapital.com>, “Enrique Landa” <e5@associatecapital.com>, “Barrasso, Lane” <lanebarrasso@paulhastings.com>, “James Abrams” <jabrams@jabramslaw.com >

Hi Erin

I understand that the City has asked whether portions of 23rd Street owned by California Barrel Company (CBC) are subject to the public trust as tidelands and are thus under the jurisdiction of the Port of San Francisco (Port). As outlined below, this property is not subject to the public trust and thus not under the jurisdiction of the Port.

Under a Judgment and Decree Quieting Title No. 385603 decided on December 23, 1949, a copy of which is attached (the Quiet Title Judgment), title to the property owned by CBC on 23rd Street bayward of the Pueblo Line of 1883 was quieted in favor of J. D. and AB. Spreckels Company (a predecessor to CBC) against the State of California (State). The property quieted in favor of Spreckels under the Quiet Title Judgment, including property not currently owned by CBC, is shown in the attached map. The Quiet Title Judgment also quieted title in favor of the State against Spreckels over certain portions ofland not located on property owned by CBC, including property bayward of CB C’s property and the “Port Bulb” located to the southeast of CB C’s property. Pursuant to the 1968 Burton Act, the state was authorized to transfer to the Port all of the right, title and interest held by the State of California, which transfer occurred under the Burton Act Transfer Agreement. Inasmuch as the State did not have any such interest in the property quieted in favor of Spreckels under the Quiet Title Judgment, this property was not transferred to the Port and is thus not subject to its jurisdiction. See Burton Act Map (excluding all of CBC’ s current property-including what is now 23rd street-from transfer).

We are happy to discuss further if helpful”

Here is my e-mail to Governor Gavin:

John Ambrose <braskewitz@yahoo.com>
Feb 18 at 5:08 PM

Dear Mayor Newsom:

I am trying to find out who owns the California Barrel Company LLC. Meg Whitman is investing money in the Potrero Plant Redevelopment in some manner. I would like to see the Deed. Shouldn’t it be on file? Public Opinion has been solicited and received.

My grandfather was a Director of the real California Barrel Company, and he sold barrels. The history of William F. Broderick is copyrighted, and will appear in my autobiography. My late sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, married Garth Benton, who was a friend of Lawrence Chazen and Gordon Getty. Perhaps you saw the mural Gath rendered in the Getty Home? Garth did the murals at the Getty Villa.  I am kin to the Getty family via my second cousin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. Her son married Aileen Getty.

Another concern, is, Meg Whitman is working with Jeffrey Katzenberg on a plan to make mini-movies for cellphone users. Will mini-books and galley visits be next? How about mini-tours of France and Italy? Let’s not leave out the Smithsonian, that some say takes a week to take in. Will young people soon be able to say they quickly took in all these things, and claim they enjoyed – their experience – fully? This is like the ‘King’s Clothes’. It’s like selling…….Thin Air! Our Young will keep coming back for more Brain Booster hits. Who can eat just one Quickie Potato Chip?

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press


John Ambrose <braskewitz@yahoo.com>
Feb 16 at 4:35 PM
Hello Ms. Epperson;
My grandfather was a Director for the California Barrel Company. There are two biographies about my late sister, a world famous artist. I am authoring a autobiography. There is a movie script out there. I will author my own. The CBC is part of my family BRAND. I suspect someone you know thought the CBC was a cool name, and took it without looking. My newspaper, Royal Rosamond Press is registered in Lane County Oregon where I am presenting my ideas, and family history, to several redevelopment projects. Perhaps we can work together. I would make Meg Whitman aware I exist. I would like to interview you and her.
John Presco
President: Royal Rosanond Press
541 653-8923
John Ambrose <braskewitz@yahoo.com>
Feb 23 at 4:17 PM
Dear Mr. Yang;
I am working on a biography about my Benton family and came across the name ‘California Barrel Company LLC’ being applied to the Potrero Power Plant Company. My great grandfather was a Director of the CBC. Can you give me details on who owns CBCLLC? Are there papers filed, a Deed on record, that I can look at?
John Presco
President: Royal Rosamond Press

California Barrel Company & Bohemian Grove

William Broderick, the husband of Alice Stuttmeister, was the Vice President of the California Barrel Company that was located in the Dogpatch, south of San Francisco, and Arcate in Humbolt County where the photograph of Melba and her grandfather is taken. The photo says it is her father, but, it is her grandfather, William Oltman Stuttmeister. I know this because according the Daryl Bulkley, William was very tall, and William Broderick, was short. That is how I remember him.The President of Cal-Barrel, was Frederick Jacob Koster, who was a member of the Bohemian Club, as was Joaquin Miller, and George Stirling, seen in a traditional tent at the Grove Gathering. When Rosemary would show us the family photos, she would say this about our kin gathered in the redwoods of the Oakland Hills.

“Those are you Bohunk kin.”

Why Rosemary would say this, knowing the Prescos came from Bohemia in 1882, is puzzling. Was she once told they were Bohemian Bohos?

My father and I own the same facial features Will Stuttmeister does, who has a long face.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011




Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre (1,100 ha) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based men’s art club known as the Bohemian Club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a two-week, three-weekend encampment of some of the most powerful men in the world.[1][2


Socially he has connection with the Pacific Union, Bohemian, Olympic, San Francisco Commercial Commonwealth and Woodside Country Clubs and the Meadow Club of Tamalpais. Through his own exertions Mr. Koster has risen to the top, winning gratifying success as well as the high esteem and good-will of his fellowmen. Prompted by humanitarian instincts, he has steadily broadened his field of usefulness and his far-reaching labors have been productive of much good.

LOCAL HISTORIAN JERRY ROHDE IS planning to use a dozen or so of Shuster’s old aerials in the geographical history he’s writing of Humboldt County, including one of California Barrel Company’s operations. Cal-Barrel, cutting mostly spruce, was the biggest employer in Arcata back in the 1940s

Bohemian GroveFrom Wikipedia
Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre (1,100 ha) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based men’s art club known as the Bohemian Club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a two-week, three-weekend encampment of some of the most powerful men in the world.[1][2]

Summer, 1967 at Owls Nest Camp with two future U.S. presidents. Around the table, left to right: Preston Hotchkis, Ronald Reagan, Harvey Hancock (standing), Richard M. Nixon, Glenn Seaborg, Jack Sparks, (unidentified individual), (unidentified individual), and Edwin W. Pauley. Retrieved July 15, 2009.Contents [hide]

The Bohemian Club’s all-male membership includes artists, particularly musicians, as well as many prominent business leaders, government officials (including many former U.S. presidents), senior media executives, and people of power.[3][4] Members may invite guests to the Grove although those guests are subject to a screening procedure. A guest’s first glimpse of the Grove typically is during the “Spring Jinks” in June, preceding the main July encampment. Bohemian club members can schedule private day-use events at the Grove any time it is not being used for Club-wide purposes, and are allowed at these times to bring spouses, family and friends, though female and minor guests must be off the property by 9 or 10 p.m.[5]


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