Doggy Style 

State contract worker comes under investigation as alleged actress in beast-porn ring; Alleged drug house divides Berkeleyites; Do as Jerry says, not as he does.

"I have experience being bred with four different dogs." This boast is among the online postings of a state contract worker under investigation for allegedly using her state computer to disseminate pictures of herself having sex with dogs. That's according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Superior Court by a Contra Costa County animal services investigator.

Authorities executed the warrant last month at the Richmond branch of the state Department of Health Services where the woman worked. They confiscated her computer, floppy disks, personal papers, a parcel containing a book called Bondage on a Budget, and photo contact sheets picturing the woman. Investigators also searched her home, where they found videotapes and a "dog-penis-shaped dildo."

In the affidavit, Contra Costa County animal services officer Joseph DeCosta charges that the worker "conspired with at least two other people for profit to engage in photographs and film the acts of bestiality." Bestiality is a misdemeanor under California law. DeCosta also alleges that the woman used her office computer to "communicate and exchange pictures depicting herself in ... acts of bestiality."

DeCosta showed the kinky photographs to a veterinarian who, according to the affidavit, told the animal cop that a man pictured "was manipulating the dog's penis to be inserted into the human." The vet, however, said he couldn't tell if that would cause pain or injury to the dog without examining it.

According to the warrant, the woman uses the e-mail handle "dogpssy." In a July 27, 2004, ahem, personal ad she allegedly posted to BeastForum.com, the woman wrote that she "seeks k9 Master to submit to on a regular basis if possible. I have experience being bred with four different dogs. ... Master will barter my services for those of your k9." A woman with the same e-mail address is profiled on sex-fetish site SlaveRegister.com as a "slave" acquired by "owner" z3illa on June 12, 2002. (Collar size: 18 inches. Ankle cuff: 11 inches. Wrist cuff: 7 inches.) "This slave," the profile states, is a "whore/slut/bitch/toilet/pain-slut/
ashtray/furniture/maid/dog-fu--" That's enough, Feeders. You get the picture.

The Express is not naming the woman -- or any of the dogs -- given that no criminal charges have been filed yet by the district attorney's office, which is assisting in the investigation. Dan Barrett, deputy director of the Contra Costa Animal Services Department, told Feeder that he was reticent to discuss a case under investigation. "I will say," he allowed, "that it was more than what we expected." Barrett predicted that charges would be filed in another week or so.

The woman, whose employer, the Sequoia Foundation, has removed her from the state facility, referred Feeder's questions to her attorney, Michael Berger, who declined to comment.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a production error, an uncorrected version of the item above ran in our print edition. It mistakenly identified the woman as a state employee instead of as a contract worker. This is the correct version.

Sticks and Stones

For the past couple of months a nasty rhetorical war has raged between self-righteous lefty activists and a group of fed-up neighbors over Lenora Moore, the black matriarch of an alleged South Berkeley drug house where she allows her kids to run wild. Basically, the neighbors have taken Moore to small-claims court en masse, hoping to pressure her to either clean up her family's act or get the hell out. This has led race-baiting activists to hurl rhetorical Molotovs such as "ethnic cleansing" with a straight face. The editor of the Berkeley Daily Planet, meanwhile, scolded one of the neighbors in an editorial for trying to get schoolteacher Andrea Prichett in trouble at her day job for defending Moore.

The battle has spiced up the letters page of the Daily Planet, although not every skirmish has made the paper. Like the group of Moore-backers that tried to mess with one of the suing neighbors, Paul Rauber, at his day job as an editor for the Sierra Club's magazine. Rauber, a former Express columnist, says a colleague passed him a meeting agenda for the Sierra Club's Northern Alameda County Conservation Committee last month. To Rauber's shock, included was a public discussion of his private lawsuit, scheduled by committee member Andy Katz at the behest of California Coalition Against Poverty, which sides with Moore. The activist group wanted to make a presentation so the committee could "consider what might be done."

Rauber couldn't understand why a Sierra Club committee would meddle in his private affairs. He shot Katz an e-mail: "Hey Andy, what the fuck is this?" Katz explained that the group's rep, Joel Schor, "was implicating the Sierra Club," so he decided to play it safe and schedule a discussion, which didn't require official action. Rauber countered that Schor hadn't implicated the club, but had merely identified Rauber's employer. In the end, Katz pulled the agenda item and apologized. When Feeder asked Schor about Rauber's reasonable contention that his lawsuit has nothing to do with his job, Schor replied: "Why doesn't it?"

A similar situation in neighboring Oakland, meanwhile, barely registered a peep of protest. In fact, City Attorney John Russo, whose office recently settled a nuisance suit with Ruby Harris, another alleged drug-house matriarch, sent out a press release actually bragging how his office had finally forced ol' Ruby to sell her Fruitvale digs.

Think Globally, Lease Locally

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown has taken some grief over the past month for his new city-paid 2005 Lincoln Town Car, which is being leased for about $982 a month from a dealer in Vallejo. In his newsletter, City Hall gadfly Sanjiv Handa recently pointed out the irony that the mayor got his car in Vallejo, since Brown is featured in regular ads imploring residents to buy their cars on Oakland's Auto Row because the taxes benefit the city.

Mayoral mouthpiece Gil Duran says Brown has leased his cars in the past from an Oakland Ford dealer, but the dealer is out of business now. Okay, but what's up with the supposedly enviroconscious mayor driving a gas-guzzler that gets 18 MPG in the city? Just two months ago, Brown wrote about his concerns about global warming on his blog, noting, "Today's automobile fuel efficiency has not improved in decades, nor has America lessened its dependency on foreign oil." Duran says the mayor looked into a Toyota Prius, but balked at the six-month waiting list to get the hybrid car. (For the record, we were told the waiting list at Oakland's Toyota dealer is six to eight weeks.)

Handa notes that this is Brown's fifth Lincoln in seven years. As for the cost of leasing a $48,380 luxury car, Duran deflected the question by noting that Mayor Jerry saves city money in other ways: Unlike other big-city mayors -- such as San Jose's Ron Gonzales and Frisco's Gavin Newsom -- Brown doesn't have police bodyguards assigned to watch his back. Duran says this saves hundreds of thousands of bucks. And it's not as if Jerry doesn't get threats. Besides the crazies -- like the woman who insists Brown is a British spy -- a man phoned in a threat about two months ago, Duran says. "He doesn't want to take an officer off the beat," Duran explains.

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