Some local news from Matt's involvement with both the Rotary of Walnut Creek and Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.
The Rotary Club of Walnut Creek hosted The Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau April BASH at The Gardens at Heather Farm.The BASH was combined Rotary with the Chamber hosting its annual Board Installation and passing of the gavel from Tim Argenti, Board Chair for 2018-2019 to Jim Fidelibus.
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Board of Directors | 2019-2020
Back Row | Left to Right: Matt Guichard, Chair-Elect 2020 - 2021,Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett; Tim Argenti,Past Chair 2018 - 2019, Republic Services; Rocco Biale, Rocco's Ristorante & Pizzeria; Loren Druz,, Del Monte Foods, Inc.; Joe Stein, Sunrise Bistro
Front Row | Left to Right: Ann Wilber, Apropos Promotions; Edward Del Beccaro,TRI Commercial Real Estate Service; Iman Novin,Novin Development Corp.; Howard King, Bay Area Surgical Specialist Services, LLC; Ron Hermanson, Cruise Holidays; James Fidelibus, Chair, Photography by James Fidelibus / James Brian Studios
Not pictured: Colleen Benatar, Community Bank of the Bay; Jeremy Calabro,Treasurer,Dawson CPA Firm; Angela De La Housaye, Director and Past Chair 2012-2013, De La Housaye & Associates, ALC; Victoria Gallagher,The American Heart Association; Rod Mickels, InVision Communications, Inc.; Ray Nassief, John Muir Health Corporate Offices; Margot Stanford, F&M Bank
Saw this post by our local police department in "Nextdoor" and thought it was good advice no matter where you live:
A regional crime trend that frequents the Bay Area with its often beautiful weather are coffee shop laptop thefts! Often, people will be sitting outside of a coffee shop or sit near the entrance while working on their laptops, and someone will seek out these individuals as an easy target and take their laptop from them. Although our Department has not seen an increase in this type of crime, we want to share that it does
occur in the Bay Area and encourage you to take precautions when you do utilize your laptop in public. Be observant of your surroundings, sit inside if possible, and take steps to secure your device(s) (PS - did you know there are laptop tethering cables that allow you to secure your laptop or electronic device to a fixed object while you are in public places?). We want you and your property safe, so we are proactively sharing this type of information with you so that regardless of what city you reside in, you can take extra steps to protect yourself from becoming a victim to this type of crime. And remember, never chase after suspect(s) who have taken your property - your safety is paramount. Call your local PD immediately to report such a crime, noting the suspect description, direction of travel, and vehicle description.
Did you know that our managing partner, Matt Guichard, is the only person in the state of CA who acts as a hearing office for Coroner's Inquests? Here's a link to one he just did in Mendocino County. You probably have heard it mentioned on CNN, your local news, newspapers, etc. https://www.opb.org/news/article/hart-family-washington-california-death-inquest-day-2/
You can also find a live streamed broadcast on Mendocino Sheriff's facebook page.
"Nationally recognized trial attorney Matthew P. Guichard, founder of Bay Area-based Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett, has been retained by Mendocino County to act as hearing officer during the inquest. Guichard has served as a hearing officer in more than 100 coroner's inquests and is a former Contra Costa County deputy district attorney." wrote the Willits Weekly in their paper dated April 4 2019.