Charles The Chief Williams Interviews Jan on KGM1 Radio

Jan appears on Thoughts of a Common Man hosted by Charles The Chief Williams.

What they’re saying about Jan.

Hi Jan,

I have had the pleasure over the years to meet you on four occasions. Many know you better than me, but I can honestly say that you and Jane are my heroes. You inspire people like me to continue the work we do, and believe that our efforts one day will pay dividend. Your enthusiasm rubs off and generosity knows no bounds.

Thank for considering my Tatiana and I as friends.

Hugs and love.

D & T xx



Jan and Charles at the KGM1 Studio.

Crime is on the rise in California

In 2015, crime rate information released by the FBI and the California Attorney General confirmed that crime is on the rise in California for the first time in more than 2 decades.  This is largely due to the double sucker punch delivered by Jerry Brown and the CA legislature with AB109 (“Public Safety Realignment”) and Proposition 47 (“Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act).

In November, Proposition 57 (“public Safety & Rehabilitation Act”) and Proposition 62 (“Justice That Works Act”) will both be on the ballot.  57 will complete the Brown agenda to unleash as many violent criminals onto CA streets as possible, and 62 will do what Rose Bird did to contribute to Brown’s first public safety debacle in the 70’s and 80’s.

It is important for you to know as much as possible about your representatives in the CA legislature.  Just like the make believe titles that are assigned to these “get out of jail free” initiatives, many elected officials would like you to believe that they care about the safety of their law-abiding constituents more than they do about touchy-feely social experiments involving really heinous criminals.  To that end, we are providing you again with the votes that resulted in the passage of AB109 – step 1 in the breakdown of CA’s public safety system.  You be the judge.  Does your Senator/Assemblyperson/Party of choice vote like they care about your safety?  From our perspective there are only a few reasons someone would vote to pass dangerous legislation like this & support equally dangerous initiatives while claiming to care about public safety…. 1.  Unwilling to become educated about the issue; 2.  Liars with an agenda; and 3.  Just plain dumb.   What do you think?

Senate votes to pass AB 109 in 2011:

Alquist      Calderon      Corbett      De Leon      DeSaulnier      Evans      Hancock      Hernandez

Kehoe      Leno      Lieu      Liu      Lowenthal      Negrete McLeod      Padilla      Pavley      Price

Rubio      Simitian      Steinberg      Vargas      Wolk      Wright      Yee

Assembly votes to pass AB 109 in 2011:

Alejo      Allen      Amniano      Atkins      Beall      Block      Blumenfield      Bonilla      Bradford

Brownley      Buchanan      Butler      Calderon      Campos      Carter      Cedillo      Chesbro      Davis

Dickinson      Feuer      Fong      Fuentes      Furutani      Galgiani      Gatto      Gordon      Hall

Hayashi      Hernandez    Hill      Huber      Hueso      Huffman      Lara      Lowenthal      Ma

Mendoza      Mitchell      Monning      Solorio      Swanson      Torres      Wieckowski      Williams

Yamada      Perez

Some of these folks have moved on to other positions, taking their bad judgement with them.   Many have not.   The bottom line is that these people are responsible for putting violent repeat offenders on the street and calling them non-serious, non-violent, despite warnings from Law Enforcement and Victim Rights groups across the state.  Lazy?  Disingenuous?  Stupid?

Take some time before the November elections to call your Legislators, your Chiefs and Sheriffs, and your elected District Attorney.  Ask them what position they are taking on 57 & 62. In fact, I encourage you to ask what position they took on AB 109 (if they aren’t on the list above) and on Prop 47.  Then, if they supported these very bad laws and plan to support more in the future, ask them what they will do to make amends to those who were and will be victimized, maybe even murdered, in the aftermath of their willful disregard for the safety of their constituents.  Hold them responsible with your votes and by spreading the word so that others can hold them responsible too.

Scott Fizzle’s parole hearing delayed for 2 years.

We have just been informed by the California Department of Corrections that Scott Fizzell has declined his hearing and it will now be delayed for 2 years.  We don’t know why.  Thank you for your support.  In 2 years we will be doing this again, so hang on to the letters if you already wrote them.  If you would like to submit any personal letters you may have already written, let us know and we will try to get an address to send them to.

Thanks again for all of your love and support.

Jacque and Dennis MacDonald

Never Give Up Hope!

COLD CASE opened in November 2013 by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and will be going to trial in July,  over 26 years since the murder of my Uncle, Stephen Rudiger. Between the East Regional Park District, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, police, investigator’s, and everyone in between- two arrests were finally made. Not to go into lengthy details of the case, but these two suspects  had been under investigation since the day they found my deceased Uncle. One, who is already incarcerated for another crime, recently plead to the crime and provided ample incriminating evidence to put the other suspect away for the rest of her life. It has been a long road for my three cousins, their mom, and closest to me- my Father. Both of my Grandparents, Steve’s mom and dad, have passed away without knowing we finally may have justice.

First the rage, sadness, feeling of sudden loss, more rage, then the feeling of the unknown has definitely been overwhelming over this long period of time. But, never give up. You never know who out there has additional information or may remember something that could help solve other COLD CASES.  There were members of the law enforcement community that have stayed on our case over the past 26 years and though a few have retired, they are still following and supporting the investigation. We had the current owner’s of my Uncle’s home allow an investigative team  come into their home and break through a stairway wall to gather paint samples in order to retrieve the necessary DNA samples under multi layers of paint. The father of one of the accused came forward with testimony that gave motive for the crime and placed his son in the area at the same time. This man could have easily stayed silent and not have shared (even under oath) this information, but he did.

Even after years of wondering, our family has all come together and are anxiously anticipating a conviction of the “witch”, who cold heartedly calculated and executed the murder of my Uncle Steve in his own home. We will keep you posted on the details and outcome of the trial.

Thank you for our long standing support,

Kelly Rudiger

Stanislaus prosecutors make arrest in 2003 Lacy Ferguson slaying

An arrest has been made in the 2003 slaying of Modesto resident Lacy Marie Ferguson, whose mother crusaded for years for justice in her daughter’s death.

David Aguilar, 44, formerly of Modesto, was booked at the Stanislaus County jail on suspicion of murder Thursday, according to a Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office news release issued Friday. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Tuesday.

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A New Years Message from Jan

“Tis the Season” once again. Perhaps it is my age, but it appears each year “the Season” arrives sooner. Once again, I have not accomplished all the things I believed necessary for the year to be a complete success. When time is taken to review the events of the year, I realize that not accomplishing all the things on my list had a lot to do with “life”. In a perfect situation, we have our list of things to do and we set out to accomplish those things; when in real life, as they say, “stuff ” happens. It is the “Stuff of Life” that does not allow for the completion of the list, because life is far more important and complicated. Perhaps a sick friend needed some company; or a grandchild who wanted to help with cooking the family dinner that extended a one-hour task to several hours. The rewards for visiting a friend and including your grandchild for kitchen duty was filled with laughter, hugs and the company of a loved one. Perhaps it was a complete day searching for that perfect photograph to give to that special someone, who will cherish it forever. These memories are priceless. Finding ways to bring laughter into my life is as varied as the number of grandchildren I have. Cheering at football, soccer and basketball games (to the extent of almost losing my voice), is expected as the cheering was for my grandchild. Needless to say, my list will be extended to 2016 and I believe I have lived 2015 to the fullest.

Sadness was ever present in 2015 due to the deaths of family members and friends. The year 2016 will not be the same without them. Emotions and memories vary with each death. There is a sadness with the death of the elderly. In retrospect, we say, “What a wonderful life they led”. The sadness differs dramatically with the death of our youth. We say, “They had so much more to do”. Their untimely death cut short hopes and dreams.

But those are our thoughts when in reality, the Lord above has the master plan. As the years pass, sometimes we are able to see a greater part of that master plan and where we fit into it. Other times, it is just a blur.

My message to you is this… reach out to all of your family and friends, bring them closer, take the time to enjoy everyday as if it is the last gift. Enjoy that gift of life!

From the entire Board of Citizens Against Homicide, we hope your Christmas was beautiful and, as we welcome 2016, wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Join us at our meeting to be held March 13, 2016.

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Parents of Murdered Children
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Hosted by Sacramento Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children

Where: California State Capitol — North Steps
When: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 6:00–8:00 P.M.

For further information, please contact Misty Foster, Chapter Leader
(916) 879-4541

Citizens Against Homicide Benefit

“Quarter Craze” in Redway

September 19th—5:00 p.m.

Redway Elementary School, 344 Humboldt Avenue, Redway, CA 95560

Get Your Quarters Ready & Reserve Your Seat by Texting Cindy at 707-616-3816 or email Cindy at

$5 at the door to get in with a reservation (includes ONE bidding paddle)

$10 at the door without a reservation.

Extra Paddle Packs 3 for $10! More chances to WIN!

Please bring your own quarters!

Dinner $10. Spaghetti, salad & bread. Yummy!

This is an 18+ event please.