Comments by Cabernetcounsel

Don’t Lien on Me: The Pala Band Tries to Return to Warner Springs

Jim Stilwell didn't tell Don Bauder how deeply entrenched he and his family are in the Los Tules community; from his child attending the local school to searching for rental property in the area in anticipation of the Pala sale and his recording of the illegal easement (on behalf of a local developer) last year. With all due respect to him, in my opinion, his opinion regarding the influence of the "Los Tules cabal" lacks credibility. Likewise, Richard Bye reveals his sense of himself in referring to a "chief executive" of the Board of Directors. Nearly two years ago, he was the fourth highest vote getter in a Board recall election to sell the Ranch. His recall campaign slogan called for the Board to "stop playing Board games." Indeed, in the opinion of many and perhaps most Owners, it is long past time for Bye to do so by to wrapping up his tenure, stopping the wasteful spending of other people's money and returning to his telemarketer retirement post haste by closing escrow as soon as possible.

Hot Water

Response to post # 3: Dear Mr. Bauder, I don't doubt that you put the question to Mr. Stilwell, nor that he said that Highland had put down well over $3,000. In my opinion, there exists considerable doubt that he was entirely forthright in distinguishing the preexisting unsolicited LOI deposit requirement from the solicitation of Highland Resorts, which has been going on for a time certain known only to those who have done the solicitation, and which is not subject to the unsolicited LOI process requirements. Again, in my opinion, at least semantics, and possibly much worse, are in play. In recognition of the possibility that I could be wrong, I invited queries to Mr. Stilwell and the current BOD, which I still regard as appropriate, whether or not any reader has "taken the waters" at Warner Springs Ranch. My best, Greg S. Maizlish

Hot Water

I commend Mr. Bauder for his well researched and skillfully written article on Warner Springs Ranch. He attributes to current general manager Jim Stilwell a fact I believe is erroneous. I believe that subsequent events and investigation prove that Highland Resorts never tendered a three thousand dollar ($3,000.00) deposit to Warner Springs Ranch pursuant to the established unsolicited Letter of Intent process. Instead, the Highland Resorts “draft MOU” that was announced by Mr. Stilwell in a post to the Warner Springs Ranch website on August 17, 2008 was the product of a solicited process, and therefore, not subject to the established unsolicited LOI process. This revelation bring Owner-Schmowners closer to the truth as well as a complete and honest answer to the question I’ve been asking for over three months; as referenced in the article, how did Highland Resorts cut in front of other offerors and jump from last in time to first in line? Moreover, also unanswered are questions of who first solicited Highland Resorts and when the solicitation process first began. I hope everyone who has ever "taken the waters" at Warner Springs requests answers from Mr. Stilwell via email at: [email protected] and the current Board of Directors via email at: [email protected]


Greg S. Maizlish

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