Two More Set Aim for Capo School Board

One of the four seats up for election now has five candidates.

More changes to the candidate field for the Board of Trustees Friday.

This is the first year that trustees will be elected by specific areas and not by the expansive district at large.

In two of the four seats up for election – Trustee Area No. 3 (San Clemente) and Trustee Area No. 5 (Aliso Viejo) – the period in which to declare candidacy ends Friday at 5 p.m. because incumbents Gary Pritchard and John Alpay will seek re-election.

In two others, Trustee Area No. 1 (Capo Beach, Dana Point and parts of San Juan Capistrano) and Trustee Area No. 2 (parts of San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch and Coto de Caza, prospective candidates have until Wednesday, Aug. 15 to come forward.

Here are the changes:

Trustee Area No. 1

For a trustee area that had no one publicly interested up until a few days ago, now there are two. Jack Brick is the incumbent, but he .

The latest entrant is Capo Beach resident Amy Hanacek, who represents herself as a small business owner in her paperwork. Her Facebook page indicates that she owns a company called Everythinghome.co.

Hanacek was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as a parent who fought the new boundary lines for San Juan Hills High, which moved away from Capo Beach students to the new high school. She served as the PTA president at San Clemente High School in 2009

She joins , a professor at Cal State Fullerton.

Trustee Area No. 2

When the trustee area boundaries were redrawn, Area No. 2, didn’t include a current trustee residence. This area has attracted the most candidates with a fifth entrant making an appearance. Carol McCormick, president of Ladera Ranch Community Services, pulled and filed her candidacy papers Thursday.

McCormick has set up a Facebook page. She identifies herself in her filing papers as a community volunteer.

She joins San Juan Capistrano residents and and Ladera Ranch residents and .

Trustee Area No. 3

The field stands at two, with Alpay facing challenger , who owns a roofing company.

Trustee Area No. 5

The field here also stands at two, with Pritchard facing challenger .

Eric Bergstrom August 11, 2012 at 02:53 PM
And they're off!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Nope, there's more. ... Hold on!
Ken Lopez Maddox August 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I'm pulling for Dr. Schnell. She has a proven track record.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Two seats' filing periods now closed (with one new addition) and two remain open http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/articles/two-cusd-trustee-races-set
Dan August 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Mr. Maddox, if you are really pulling for her, stating that publicly will only hurt her chances.
Sharon Y. August 11, 2012 at 08:05 PM
So I open my email this morning and to my surprise Chris Korpi sent me an email spreading his lies and half truths, not going to fall for his snake oil again. He claims his slate has stability , integrity and leadership, I start to giggle just writing it. What he fails to mention that his wonder team of 2010 has cut up to 3 weeks of school, increased class size, put us on the verge of bankruptcy and have us leveraged to the max with over 100 million in borrowed funds. If that is stability I will be looking for a different team May I suggest voting for anyone but Pritchard , Alpay , Mccormick or that unfit to serve Amy Hanacek!
Frieda Wales August 11, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Is there a map that has a key to the colors and trustee areas? Which trustee area (1, 2, 3, .... etc. does Laguna Niguel fall under?)
Lori Walker August 11, 2012 at 09:15 PM
@ Penny, I am confused... do you not see this as a personal attack on an individual yet you allow them to remain posted?? "To say Amy is a snake in the grass would be putting it mildly, my dealings with her on the PTA leaves me needing a shower!" and " Fact...Amy is a immoral, dis-honest, untrustworthy person who I believe is unfit for elected office and does not have the smarts to deal with the huge budget issues that face CUSD. She is a sell out and is not to be trusted, these are my personal views based on my inter actions with her during my time on the PTA." Sorry, but I feel these are a bit crude!
Sharon Y August 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Lori Sorry to offend you but I am a going to post whatever I want to post. I don't plan to be honest or accurate. I hide behind my moniker and take advantage of Patch's policy to let anyone post whatever they want. Basically I am a disgusting person. I know it, my family knows it and my neighbors know it. Expect more of my obnoxious posts through November
Sharon Y. August 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM
So someone has used my name, I am Sharon and yes I have had several unpleasant encounters with Amy. She has thrown her name in to the public arena for elected office. To the poster above who borrowed my name, very mature. I stated this was my opinion and felt it should be shared. I see you ignored the awful job the Korpi slate of 2010 did and decided to play games. So I ask voters are you happy with the way things have gone, I am not and no way no how will Mr. korpi ever be trusted again. Ignore the children first crowd and pick a candidate who you like with good ideas!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 12, 2012 at 01:10 AM
1) PCM, there's a map above. Laguna Niguel is the periwinkle color. 2) Lori, political speech is the most protected under the First Amendment. People are allowed to give any opinion they want regarding candidates no matter how crude. They cannot libel a candidate (for example, accuse them of some crime they did not commit), but they are free to express their opinions. 3) Sharon Y. and Sharon Y are not the same, at least, they're not registered to the same email address. 4) I'm off this week. Please address all concerns to Assistant Regional Editor Roy Rivenburg (roy.rivenburg@patch.com), one of the best journalists I know. Have a great week!
Alberto Barrera August 12, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Am I the only one who fears that eventually one district will go unrepresented?
fact checker August 12, 2012 at 01:44 AM
These cuts are the result of reduced revenues. What would you have done?
fact checker August 12, 2012 at 01:46 AM
You haven't posted any good ideas of any candidates.
fact checker August 12, 2012 at 01:47 AM
libel |ˈlībəl| noun 1 Law a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. Compare with slander. • the action or crime of publishing such a statement: a councilor who sued two national newspapers for libel | [ as modifier ] : a libel action. • a false and malicious statement about a person. • a thing or circumstance that brings undeserved discredit on a person by misrepresentation.
Frieda Wales August 12, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Thank you. I did see the map, and I did realize that Laguna Niguel was sort of purple-ish. Is there a key that states which is territory 1, 2, 3... etc.?
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 12, 2012 at 03:37 AM
PCM, go here: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=214774266133337988221.0004b91af71b4034593a4 Sharon Y (the impostor), Patch won't be allowing people to adopt other's identity and post with the intention of deceiving our readers. This is your one warning. Thanks for your cooperation, and I encourage you to join the conversation legitimately.
Frieda Wales August 12, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Thanks for the map link w/the territory #s Penney.
Capo Parent August 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM
fact checker Start with not giving back $20 million without getting a legal opinion that the giveback was in fact legally required. Also, the retirement teacher bonus program is a joke. There is no meaningful analysis that shows it will actually save money. CUSD is paying $2.5 million a year, it doesn't have, for this program. I could go on, but why? Given your moniker you should have already known these facts. Kind of proves you're not a fact checker but a fact distorter.
Capo Parent August 12, 2012 at 04:43 PM
AB Given the board's performance over the last 2 years, a lot of people have been without any meaningful representation.
Colleen Brick August 26, 2012 at 01:12 AM
This is a BIG LIE. Karin doesn't even know Ken Lopez and has never spoken to him. We knew that politics would get ugly and especially in the school board race. Don't even believe this about Ken.
Ken Lopez Maddox August 26, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Sorry Colleen but I am rooting for Schnell. Further, I don't know why having a preference is somehow ugly.
Colleen Brick August 26, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Because a large group has told their people not to vote for Karin because you are for her
Colleen Brick August 26, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Sharon, you don't even have your words right. Jack is finishing his first term and for 4 years ww have been very proud of him. You sound like you are the fruit cake queen.. Who ever you are.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Rather than just labeling who is on whose side,why not explain the qualifications of your preferred candidates. Just a thought.
Colleen Brick August 26, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Once again I will mention that a large group emailed their members and told them not to vote for Karin because you are for her.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Yes, everyone is polarized and in their "camps." I'd love to get people talking about the issues. All sides. Of course, there's a letter going around saying you shouldn't post at Patch. I thank you for ignoring that. :-) What do you think it would take to get people talking (politely, of course!)?
April Josephson August 26, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Penny, you must love it that a group is saying not to post on Patch...that means everyone IS reading :-)
Sharon Y. August 26, 2012 at 06:22 AM
I will tell you who I am Mrs. Brick …..I am a parent who has several children in CUSD schools who’s children will be missing up to 3 weeks of school because your husband voted for that. My children will have larger class sizes because your husband voted for that as well. Not one question did TT Brick ask before he cut my children’s education short. He has shown complete disregard to the students and has done a awful job! As for the expression 10 year , that is all it is.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 06:28 AM
Not really. I mean, of course I want people to read Patch. But not because it's a bunch of foxholes with everyone trying to blast each other. I'd rather everyone TALK to one another. But I do understand why politically, this isn't beneficial for the warring factions.


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