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Original post made on Dec 1, 2007

When the limo rolled up, the model-hot 20-somethings were wearing only tiny pieces of lingerie. The scene was straight out of a Victoria's Secret catalog - or Hustler, depending whom you ask - and as the night began, families in the sleepy Alamo Plaza were doing double-takes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Jones Ranch resident
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 1, 2007 at 8:18 pm

Dr D. was interviewed and aired his side of the story. What was missed is the real story. While he may be entitled to do whatever he wants, his rights stop when they impose his values on mine. The story failed to mention that the homeowners started action against him only when his parties filled our streets with cars, naked party-goers changing clothes in the street in front of us and our children, people cutting through our property to go to the party, helicopters flying so low we thought it would crash, and trash all over. Did I forget to mention the shotgun blast knocking out a window in one of our neighbors houses after they complained? Another neighber found our road blocked by Degnan's limo; who then refused to move, thereby blocking the only route out. The man is a menace to his neighbors and the young women he entices to his parties. While he trolls on the social website by saying that he is 34, the article correctly says he is 46. He wants to impose his rights over mine. What a jerk!


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Posted by "SERIOUSLY"
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 7:48 am

I would like to begin by saying that I am completely disgusted by the defamation of character portrayed in this article. If you are a personal friend perhaps you would have "THE REAL STORY!" No one should be able to assume the individuals which attend these parties nor what goes on at them unless they are physically there. Dr. Degnan is a respectable surgeon who would never disrespect women. Yes, he is throwing these exotic parties however as grown individuals he can not and should not control what they do. If one does not agree with the lifestyle which Dr. Degnan has chosen than fair enough however to degrade someone and make false accusations is completely unacceptable! To my knowledge these lawsuits have nothing to do with the parties themselves rather the lifestyle choice. If a family reunion of 150 people was thrown possibly that would be ok... a celebration is a celebration! As a parent I understand how inappropriate it is for people to undress in public, I myself would be angry. That said, it is unfair to blame Dr. Degnan for anothers poor choice. In today's society we do the best we can to raise our childeren and keep them safe. That is why it is up to the parents to monitor their under age childrens whereabouts, keep communication open, and protect them as much as possible from the media. Dr. Degnan is a responsible adult and has few parties a year at his private home where people are safe and others are not directly exposed. For the record...the beds around his pool are to recreate the aura at the Hotel Melia at Cabo San Lucas not to promote sexual encounters. For your knowledge, these parties are not to adverstise his practice the majority of individuals that attend have already had some sort of plastic surgery. Dr. Degnan is an excellent and caring surgeon and gets his patients by referral as well as expertise. His rights have been violated and I believe it is the papers responsibility to correct this false information and be more careful in choosing the articles and information that is published.


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Posted by Natalie O誰eill
Danville Weekly reporter
on Dec 3, 2007 at 9:29 am

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Jones Ranch Resident,

If any members of the Jones Ranch HOA would like contact me, I can be reached at noneill@danvilleweekly.com or 925-837-8300 ex. 35.

As the article mentions, the president of Jones Ranch HOA declined to comment, making that viewpoint more difficult to represent in the article. I am interested in hearing more about what you call "the real" story.

Thanks for reading!
Natalie


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Posted by Shaine
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 9:57 am

Dr. D is a great person, doctor & respectable man in the community. The lawyers & soccor moms need to find somehitng else to complain about. Dont be SOOO jealous. Your husbands are really enjoying it anyways...u probaly are too!! GO ON DR.D!! DO YOUR THING!!


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Posted by JenniMay
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 3:56 pm

"it's really more respectful than disrespectful to women," he said.

So the ladies go there to...what exactly? Network with each other?
And everybody knows--no catfights, no fun!

But really, if I could create a little world with tons of gorgeous, surgery altered generic looking dudes, I would. Probably.


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Posted by Dawn Santos
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Your article on Kevin Degnan brought us quite a few laughs, due to the enormous amount of "rumor" involved describing what happens in his home, and the particularly funny illustrations. People's rights are very important in this country.
I feel, the piece could have contained a little more truth. But what is journalism without a dash of drama and a pinch of gossip?

As a friend of many years, a "party go-er", married, 36 year old, mother of 2 children, I can say, that many of the adjectives used to describe Kevin, and this situation, are very inaccurate. There are areas that tread on very thin ice, as to the integrity used when publishing things about his practice, his finances, and the "opinions" of a source that wouldn't be named. I support freedom of speech, which can be very defaming at times.

Kevin has worked hard to build a referral only business as a plastic surgeon, one of the best in this area. His skills and the results his patients receive are the reason for his success. He in no way uses "gatherings" to get business or offer the delusion that he can make guests look like "young socialites". In fact, he is known for being truthful with patients expectations and what he can and cannot do for them. He is a very professional doctor,who does amazing work. For the "unidentified speaker" to tie in his private, personal life, into his surgical practice, is almost as bad as what his neighbors are doing to him.

Anyone who knows Kevin, either professionally, personally or just a "party-goer", would undeniably say that he is a most respectful man. To call him "hedonistic" or "throw" in the statement, "pedophile parties" is unfair and defaming to his character. If the Jones Ranch HOA had given him any respect at all, by knocking on his front door to resolve this situation amicably, and treat him with respect, none of them would be in this boat today.

Kevin is a law abiding citizen and has never set out to break any rules or laws. The
"unknown" speaker in this article, who has had her 17 year old attend one of his parties, needs to look at her own situation, and get her own daughter in check. Kevin is not responsible for her disobedience. If it wasn't his party, it would be someone else's. Her views are entirely delusional.

He is not responsible for what people choose to wear. Kevin goes to great lengths to create a safe environment for his guests, as well as follow the requests of his neighbors. He spends a considerable amount of money to have shuttles take all guests up to the property so there is not a single car driving through the neighborhood. He hires security, I'D's are checked, bartenders sign a liability contract to not serve alcohol to anyone who does not have a "21yr" wristband on. The "beds" around the poolside were built to emulate the finest beach clubs in the world. Adjectives used to describe Kevin's intentions, which the "unidentified speaker" has no idea
what is in his head, are not in place "to encourage sex." Others have said their children have seen things happen in the streets.. These parties start at 10pm. What are their children doing out in the street at 10pm watching for party go-ers to do something wrong? Possibly in the beginning, these things could have happened. He put things into play, to keep anything from happening that would hurt his neighbors.

This lawsuit isn't about noise. If everyone were judged for what they do in their private lives, this would be a very narrow minded world we live in. I'd like to think this world is making some headway. Who is to say who is right or wrong how someone chooses to live their life? Kevin has never asked anyone in his neighborhood to conform to what works in his life. They sued him for voting "no" when it didn't suit them.

$400,000 in lawyer fees is a high price to pay for the freedoms others have already died for. To be judged and defamed for his personal choices that are hurting no one? I call that discrimination and defamation of character. Those are not apart of the Constitution.

This is America...Isn't it?


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Posted by Simple Country Doc
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 3, 2007 at 5:44 pm

I've known Dr Degnan for about a decade. At first glance he may raise some eyebrows, but he's a nice guy. Treat him fairly and he goes out of his way to help. I can't think of any surgeon kinder and more interested in his patients. As to his personal life, it's his life, and it's personal, or at least his business. The neighbors need to realize their dominion ends at their property line. Some of these old farts are just jealous. Party on Kevin!


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Posted by hal bailey
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Dear Natalie,

To imagine that any form of playboy activity is occurring in Alamo seems all together silly. Why would anyone, for any purpose, seek to have fun in Alamo. With Alamo being my death sentence, I can't imagine any opportunity to have fun, or for that matter, any form of celebration, in simply DULL and DEAD Alamo.

The thought is very silly.

I am very sure you did a very in-depth story, but I wonder how much fact there is in the reality portrayed to you. Your work is excellent and I will defend that you were thorough. Alamo is a canard and simply the issue those reporters that try to report the lack of reality.

Simply look at how AIM lied to you!

A fan, Hal


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Posted by [removed]
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 3, 2007 at 9:30 pm

I am shocked that you would write such an article without the real facts to back it all up! Kevin is one of the most loving person that I know. He always thinks of everyone ahead of himself. You should be ashamed to write such and article and bring his business into it! That is SLANDER! Have you ever been to a party? Have you ever questioned people that know him? What he does for a living has NOTHING to do with his parties. He lovesto have people around him that he loves. What he does in his home or my home is NO ones buisness or is it their right to judge! Do I ask what people on my street do at night or at their parties?? NO and no one in ALAMO has the right to question him. He goes out of his way spending money to have shuttles bring guests to his home, he does have wrist bands that are forover 21. Bartenders DO not serve to minors. No wrist band no drink! The "beds" are like a fairy tale. He has it set up so you over look the 680 valley and sit with your friends to have fun! I have NEVERR seen anyone even make out at a party.

I am a mom of two and I feel that he has provided us an outlet to be creative and feel safe. If this was going on in LA we would not have this article. It is time the ALAMO people wake up and see that even if you dont fit into the "Alamo" lifestyle that it is not there right to judge ANYONE!.
Oh and ast time I looked Kevin has the biggest house on the hill! So sounds to me like some people are upset that they are not invited. Seems to me that if Keven can afford to fit thi battle and have the biggest house on the hill..............he is doing something right.

Also did the latex body painting at the party! I was the one that applied it and I think it was done well. The human body is art. No one should be ashamed of their body and even though they are showing it off in now way is that SEXUAL. He has promoted my business with out asking for anything in return. He is a person that should be treated with respect. How DARE you call him names or refer to him in a manner that sets him up!

If I was him I would now sue you for slander! He is not a character he is a real person with feelings and I think your paper or "Gossip paper" owes him a big SORRY!


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Posted by name withheld by request
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 3, 2007 at 10:51 pm

I saw the girls during the Alamo Fall festival parading around the parking lot dressed like prostitutes. Thongs and bras only. Kids were there because it was 10:00pm and on their way home and saw it. Was that appropriate?


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Posted by name withheld by request
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 3, 2007 at 10:51 pm

I saw the girls during the Alamo Fall festival parading around the parking lot dressed like prostitutes. Thongs and bras only. Kids were there because it was 10:00pm and on their way home and saw it. Was that appropriate?


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Posted by Good Luck Kevin!
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 3, 2007 at 10:54 pm

I think the Danville Mom's need a hobby or maybe a job, I think that they might be a little jealous of the hot girls that their husbands are looking at and admiring... Dr D. can't help if all these hot girls are attracted to him and want to spend time with him... I think this is all he said she said, do you really even know what happens at these parties?

The Mom that said her 17 year old went to one of his parties, tell me that you have better parenting skills than this? sure would not want to tell all of Danville that I allow my daughter to go to parties with Adults, the poor daughter looks like she might be looking for attention in the wrong places...


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Posted by Jessica P
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 11:01 pm

A little Jealous?? wow kids are out at 10 in Danville? wonder where their parents are too busy wishing they were attending the parties, trying to peak over the fence to see the girls.....


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Posted by dawn santos
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2007 at 8:55 am

Again, I'm sure you are not insinuating that it is Kevin's fault for what people choose to wear, or where they choose to wear it at. Would I do that? Absolutely not. Would I want my 2 children to see that? Absolutely not. But again, this is not Kevin's responsibility or his choices here.

Read the comments in their entirity.....a neighbor in the Jones Ranch sector said her children were watching people change their clothes in the middle of their street....... Why? At 10pm? They are out there looking for problems instead of just minding their own business.

I thought this lawsuit was supposed to be about noise,how many people you can have in your home....not a discriminatory, defamation judgement lawsuit since that in itself is against the law.

If these people end up hurting his business, finances , his reputation.....well then he just might have quite a hefty damages lawsuit against them now wouldn't he? I know I would go straight after them!


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Posted by Kevin supporter
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 4, 2007 at 1:23 pm

GET YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU WRITE A STORY ABOUT SOMEONE>
I did not know that you wrote fiction! After meeting Kevin I am surprised that you would write something this faulse. And your cartoon character is RUDE. I want to see what you look like and al of the Alamo residents there look like, so that we can make up shit about you all and attatch a rude cartoon character pic. I understand that you were to write an article on the dispute not attack him!


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Posted by None of your business
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 4, 2007 at 1:49 pm

First! To the lady that wrote about his age! Are you kidding me! What are you doing looking at his myspace page?? HUM
Also I am a mother of 2, 30 years old and I attend these parties with my husband. You are saying that you see naked people in front of your house/ WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP AT 3:00 am looking at them. His house is not in a spot where that would happen. I have some weird people that live next to me................so no should we write an article about them??? Where does this end? He is not a public figure. So we can do debate over someones personal life. If you dont like having to live around other people that are not just like you, then MOVE to a land so you can be alone!
I have never seen drugs, sex in public, violence etc.. at his parties. He has id checks and security and NO one is served a drink if they do not have the wrist band on. I have seen the bartenders turn people away. I was even asked for ID when I did not have the band on and was told to get one at the check in.

Kevins lot is HIGH away from everyone else...........I think people are envious. And who has the right to point fingers. So you are trying to tell me no one else that lives on Jones Ranch has eve done anything that is outside the box of what is "allowed" in ALAMO.

GET A LIFE!


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Posted by Natalie O誰eill
Danville Weekly reporter
on Dec 4, 2007 at 1:56 pm

Natalie O誰eill is a registered user.

If there are indeed any factual errors in the article, I would like to know specifically what they are. We would like to correct any inaccuracies.
Thanks,
Natalie


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Posted by Natalie O誰eill
Danville Weekly reporter
on Dec 4, 2007 at 1:59 pm

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If there are indeed any factual errors in the article, I would like to know specifically what they are. We would like to correct any inaccuracies.

Thanks,
Natalie


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Posted by Normal 925
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2007 at 2:26 pm

I think Dr. Kevin is trying to live a Hollywood lifestyle in the land of close families and vanilla living.

But in Hollywood he would be only a number of plastic surgeons. Men like him surround themselves with good looking people wanting a good time, but when the chips are stacked against him he may learn who his true friends are. Most people who party hard like his guests are users seeking more connections to money, power, sex, and perhaps some fame

I dont feel sorry for him, and I chuckle at all the gossip which shows most people are too bored with their own lives to ignore him. Also most people who I know get plastic surgery are a mile wide but an inch deep.

I think Dr Kevin is learning how hard it is to fight a legal battle when one is outnumbered and he & his neighbors stubborn war of financial attrition may suck all of his assets away.

Its a lesson in humility and keeping low profile as well as how the minority can be squeezed into conforming or banishment from the tribe.

Thanks for the Article.


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Posted by "member"
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Have any of you really READ this article? If so, you wouldn't be taking a defense in any way and since you are, then maybe you are the ones that have attended these parties, are trying to cover up your identity, are part of the HOA, and/or just haven't read the article.

I think the author takes on all sides of the story (including Dr. Playboy), and the ones that weren't covered weren't available for comment.

Alamo is an unique community. It's nothing like Hollywood where these types of parties go on. So that's why it makes the news in our weekly paper. We should all applaud the paper and the author for the investigative work.


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Posted by WHAT
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 4, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Are you the ruler of Alamo? SO now we have to conform to "Alamo rules" Hollywood or not you have no right to judge. People who go up against a larger group end up the winner in the long run. Its sad that people can gang up together and attack someone that they don't even know.

Whats wrong in the article:
No drugs are at the parties
No drinks are served to under 21
No public sex
Not everyone has had work done!! I have not!
He does not get clients from the parties! He is friends with allot of people!
He has spent way over $400,000
His house is not in forclosure

These parties are not to hook up or meat market. Many of the people attending are married people that work hard to stay in shape, feel good about their bodies and be pampered by a great host!
My husband and I do not have to bring another girl. But it is nice to have more women than men. I have made some good friends at these parties and yes we do network there. The music is not that loud since we can hear eachother talk.

What is wrong with looking at good looking people? To me this is a compliment that you care enought to talk about Kevin. He is a very interesting person. Too bad the people who were quoted don't know him, or that the comments are not correct. And if it was such a good source then why did they not list their name.

I have seen more flesh on the beach in Hawaii than at the parties!


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Posted by dawn santos
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2007 at 4:12 pm

Natalie,

I think my letter covers all the inaccuricies both from a rumor standpoint and a legal standpoint. Even in the first paragraph, it is stated that the limo rolls up and scantily clad girls are there for all of alamo to see.....first, no one rolls up in a limo, they are shuttled. Secondly, no one can see them or hear them when they get out of the shuttle... Kevin lives in a 13 acre compound no one has access to. So no one can see anything. You wrote an article based on what a woman said, who was too much of a coward to stand by her words, and spoke falacies. You chose to print it without extending yourself to find out if what she was saying was even true. All the way down to writing that he basically aides, abbeds, and encourages underage drinking,nudity, public sex, has hedonistic pedophile parties..the list goes on. Those are some pretty stiff accusations. All in which do not have one thing to do with the lawsuit itself. While the article may have been humorous, and you wrote in a manner that kept you on both sides of the fence, it was LEGALLY irresponsible. While you personally didn't say those things, you chose to write them and you didn't check your sources. Let's just hope his practice and reputation within the community aren't damaged. If that happens, and if it was me, someone would pay for that. I'm not sure who approached you to do this article, but there must have been a motive. This was a careless article that should have stuck to what the issue was. The facts of the lawsuit. But that would have been boring reading.


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Posted by Natalie O誰eill
Danville Weekly reporter
on Dec 4, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Natalie O誰eill is a registered user.

Dawn and WHAT,

Just for clarity:

- The information about a limo picking up friends at Alamo Plaza was a scene police officers, neighbors and shoppers have all described. Kevin Degnan also confirmed during an interview that he shuttles some friends with his personal limo from the plaza.

-Other facts you mention are backed up by court documents, police reports, one partygoer, several neighbors and in some cases Kevin himself.

- The facts about foreclosure and lawyer fees were taken from an interview with Degnan.

- The information listed above about what happens at the events were attributed. For example, "Partygoers recalled the events include.." (This is a signal to the reader to take it with a grain of salt.)

- The article does not state that everyone who attends has had plastic surgery.

Thanks,
Natalie


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Posted by unbelievable
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2007 at 5:40 pm

dawn's comments above are not backed up by court documents or kevin.court documents or kevin would not defame him/himself and state fictional accusations. i have been picked up by the limo and no one is dressed yet for the party. just dropping off cars.


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Posted by jessica
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2007 at 8:16 pm

four things...

1. if you dont want your kids there than be better parents, kevin is not responsible for your terrible parenting.

2. mind your business its a free country, if i or anybody want to party till 4 a.m., i have the right to do it. just because he doesnt fit the token "alamo" mold, doesn't make one hedonistic..

3. he's a wonderful man who respects women, probably alot more than your husbands do...

4. sounds like jealousy to me


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Posted by annonoooomous
a resident of Danville
on Dec 5, 2007 at 12:36 pm

It seems to me that the secret is out! And all of you that keep posting your dumb little comments, without any regard to what the article ACTUALLY covered, is because you are either uneducated, can't read, OR guilty! And who cares!!! Like one previous post- Party On Kevin!!! The article isn't painting a bad picture of the doctor, it's showing what's going on-- socially and legally. Comprende?!


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Posted by Katy
a resident of Danville
on Dec 5, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Very interesting to hear about something I had no idea was happening, especially when it's in your own backyard. Good job, Danville Weekly- you sure seem to cover a variety of things. I luv your paper.


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Posted by Patient & Friend!!
a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2007 at 3:55 pm

(edited by Danville Weekly) LEAVE THE MAN ALONE. HE IS THEEE BEST MAN (SO NOT PERVERTED AT ALL) & THEE BEST SURGEON IN THE AREA.

TO NATALIE....GET A LIFE. YOUR STORY IS HORRIBLE. YOU WILL NEVER GET PAST THE DANVILLE NEWSPAPER....HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!!


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Posted by HAHAHAHA
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 5, 2007 at 3:58 pm

(edited by Danville Weekly)


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Posted by Kim
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 5, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Good Job Danville Weekly???
They just wrote a gossip story. What is next they write one about you and what people on your street think about you??


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Posted by Kevin Supporter
a resident of Danville
on Dec 5, 2007 at 4:03 pm

Lady who said the "Secret is out" are you stupid?? How can over 700 people attend a party and a long running law suit be a secret! I guess ignorance is bliss for you.

Danville Weekly: be ashamed


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Posted by Jb
a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2007 at 5:32 pm

NATALIE O'NEILL DID AN AMAZING JOB ON THIS ARTICLE. THE FACT THAT EVERYONE IS COMMENTING ABOUT IT, POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, IS ENOUGH TO SAY THAT IT KICKS BUTT!!! DON'T LISTEN TO THE PERSONAL ATTACKS NATALIE. YOU ARE MAKING A STIR AND THAT'S YOU'RE JOB. LOOKS LIKE YOU DO IT VERY WELL. YOU'RE GOING TO GO VERY FAR KID WITH YOUR TALENT. KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK. LOVE READING YOUR ARTICLES... JB :)


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Posted by name withheld by request
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 5, 2007 at 8:47 pm

I know Jb, its such a train reck I cant stop reading the comments! Its better than Brittney Spears!


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Posted by Mom of 3
a resident of another community
on Dec 6, 2007 at 10:21 am

I agree with some of the posts above regarding....
"Have you read the article"? Really, all sides were told and the facts were stated. The writer did not slant the story in any way to any side. This is community news, the good Doctor obviously agreed to the interview and seemed to be very forthright in doing so. I don't see him posting any complaints.
I think some of you don't want to believe that there are actually things that go on in these communities that are very controversial and not so "G" Rated.
Good Job Natalie and the Danville Weekly.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Danville
on Dec 6, 2007 at 11:22 am

I believe the story (about the Alamo plastic surgeon) focused around personal freedoms: His right to live his life the way he wanted to on his property amidst a neighborhood that wanted him to follow its own set of rules, which were created specifically for him.

The story raises important questions: How much can a person decide or act according to his wishes on his property? When does a person's actions encroach on another person's property or well-being? Where is the balance?

"But once you start passing tailored laws about what people can do on their property, where does it end?" the story says.

This is the point of the story. The party's salacious details, neighborhood complaints, quotes, interviews, and other reportage revolve around the personal freedom issue.

The piece contains fair, extensive interviews and quotes about the surgeon's perspective - from his mouth and his lawyer. He talks about cooperating with the police, respecting women, and having more women than men at his parties to protect women. Additionally, the story reports that most of the skirmishes are minor and they happen on his property.

The story doesn't take sides. In fact, it strives to bring all sides to the table. A TV reporter once said to Wolf Blitzer that she doesn't know what's going on - but she can only report on what she can see. Journalism is a glimpse of life. And good journalists do their best -under deadlines - extrapoliting information from difficult sources, diving into intense and complicated information to get "a truth" out that is pertinent to the community.

And this story is an example of good journalism. It has information from neighbors, cops, party-goers, court documents, the good doctor, visuals, and a lawyer. Additionally, it appears the reporter actually went on the property, too.

The views of different sides are expressed with the time at hand. It's balanced and well-written.

Now, what irks me about many of the comments above are the accusations of slander, fiction and motive for gossip in the story.

First, the reportage has fair comments on a matter of public interest. His parties exist in the neighborhood. Hundreds of people attend. Women wear bikinis. Many neighbors are pissed. It's affecting the surrounding the community. The issue isn't who is right and who is wrong. The issue is that it's a community issue. His parties are affecting people. This also makes him a limited public figure due to the circumstances he is immersed in.

If the comments are fair in the matter of public interest, then one would have a difficult time for making a case for slander.

Two, let's discuss some of the comments about "Playboy" and "hedonistic."

The dictionary says playboy means "a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure" and hedonism means "pursuit of or devotion to pleasure."

These two words are true in describing him. There's nothing wrong with that. That's great. More power to him. Those parties are about pleasure, which could mean many things. If anyone can't see this, then I suggest to get your head out of the sand and read the damn article closely.

Moreover, the story says the "pedophile parties" comment is a joke.

Two, the quotes from the neighbors are recollections - they may not be regarded as total "fact." They are perspective and they are attributed to a source. Nonetheless, they are important to put in print - in context - because it sheds light on the situation.

As far as people who say this story is gossip, I have a few words for this statement. What the story expresses in its focus and all of its details is a truth in this area. This stuff happens. It's a reality.

I think stories like these reveal that many here like to keep an immaculate and pristine image and hide away their dirty laundry from the public. This whole community likes to isolate itself from the rest of the world, smile and pretend everything is perfect. It's not.

As the story says, "In Degnan's case, he feels targeted because he's different - because he doesn't have two kids and a mini-van."





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Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Dec 6, 2007 at 3:47 pm

I think that the person that wrote the commentbefore mine is Natalie trying to add a comment that plays down the middle.


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Posted by FYI
a resident of Danville
on Dec 6, 2007 at 3:47 pm

The Doctor is on Vacation!


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Dec 6, 2007 at 3:52 pm

To "Resident":

No. The comment before you is not written by Natalie.


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Posted by Get a Life
a resident of Danville
on Dec 6, 2007 at 4:47 pm

I'm sure Natalie has better things to do than write comments about her story.


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Posted by Penale Lemeiux
a resident of another community
on Dec 6, 2007 at 5:23 pm

It was recommended by my pal, Hal, that I review this website for its exceptional humor. I expected more.

As a visitor to this region from France, I have always enjoyed the exceptional sense of humor captured in San Francisco. It is my thought that the bay must be a barrier. As I sit in our new Walnut Creek offices, I only see anger, so very unclever, instead of the humorous quality of your overall region.

Dr. Playboy, by all description, is an amateur celebrated and disclaimed by amateurs.

You could do so much better,

Penale

Posted by Vince Kreigher, laughing globally and loudly.


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Posted by Play'a
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 6, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Come on Alamo!!! Quit being such stiffs and let the man have his parties. Atleast he hasn't had a Roid Rage and went around shooting up the neighborhood. Let him have his fun before he is an old boring stiff like the rest of you. Geez, 2 restless nights of partying a year is no big deal. Have a few drinks, stay up and watch some movies, make love to your mate for longer than 10 minutes, have some fun. Grow up Alamo. There are much bigger problems in the world to tackle.

Last thing... Dr. D you need to get off the Steroids. The puffy look is for StayPuff not players and playboys.

Play'a


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Posted by Peter Dunkle
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 7, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Its about time we got some hot girls up in here. Rock on Dr. D.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of another community
on Dec 7, 2007 at 3:14 pm

NATALIE....WHY CAN YOU WRITE LIES, AND FALSE GOSSIP...BUT YOU EDIT OUR COMMENTS??? HAHA! DR. D RULES!!! ALAMO IS STUCK UP! LIKE THE PERSON ABOVE 2 PARTIES IN AYEAR & YOU GET YOUR PANTIES IN A RUFFLE! LEAVE HIM ALONE. PARTY ON DR. D...I WOULDN'T GIVE THE RESIDENTS NO RESPECT NOW! AT ALL!!


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Posted by Natalie O誰eill
Danville Weekly reporter
on Dec 7, 2007 at 6:02 pm

Natalie O誰eill is a registered user.

Lisa,
I welcome debate and did not edit the above comment for content. My editor and publisher made the decision to remove parts of that particular post because they felt those comments were inappropriate, offensive and contributed nothing to the intellectually to the discussion.

Additionally, if you believe the facts in the story are "lies and gossip," I suggest you take that up with the attributed sources including police, partygoers, lawyers, county court documents, neighbors and in some cases Kevin Degan.

Best wishes.
Natalie


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Posted by name withheld by request
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 7, 2007 at 6:15 pm

Natalie is the best!


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Posted by Ridgewood Rd Resident
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 7, 2007 at 9:07 pm

My husband and I don't care about what happens at Dr. Degnan's house. His lifestyle is his own. We do care when we are forced to listen to his music until the wee hours of the morning. I hope we never impose on our neighbors at the level that Dr. Degnan has chosen to impose on us.


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Posted by Ridgewood Rd Resident
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 7, 2007 at 9:08 pm

My husband and I don't care about what happens at Dr. Degnan's house. His lifestyle is his own. We do care when we are forced to listen to his music until the wee hours of the morning. I hope we never impose on our neighbors at the level that Dr. Degnan has chosen to impose on us.


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 7, 2007 at 9:34 pm

Obviously, this is just an opinion, but I live in the area, and I witness first hand what goes on in the neighborhood with the parties.

I think the parties are less about sex and more about advertising plastic surgery, or at least the parties are a way to introduce himself to potential new clients. In my opinion, he is preying on the narcissism of youth, and these young women may make decisions to alter their bodies in ways that they may regret years down the road. Yes, they are adults, and yes, they are not being forced into surgery, but they are young, and we all did things when we were young that we may later think twice about. I think it is an exploitation of young women.

I don't care about Kevin Degnan's lifestyle, it is a free country. I support gay marriage, I don't care if he doesn't have a mini van and doesn't have kids. I don't even care if he is having an orgy up there! But I do think he is encouraging young women to turn themselves into plastic blow up dolls, and I do think there is something sort of predatory about that. And there is another issue.

In America we have zoning laws because we don't want people to run businesses out of their homes, because we don't want that kind of traffic in our neighborhoods. The article says that he does not advertise, he relies on referrals. So, this begs the question: does he write his parties off as a business expense? I have no idea if he does this or not, but if he does, isn't that tantamount to running a business out of your home? We have zoning laws because we don't want hundreds of people in our neighborhoods, naked or dressed!

There is another serious issue that is not thoroughly addressed (although I thought Natalie was able to see through Kevin Degnan when she said: "And Degnan gets to run the show"). The issue is that he advertises the parties on the Internet. If you announce on the Internet you are having a party with lots of beautiful scantily clad women, men from everywhere will show up. But Kevin has bouncers who screen who gets in and who does not. That leaves angry men in the neighborhood, men who could not get into the party, watching all of the beautiful women pass by.

Sooner or later, one of these men may be angry enough to retaliate. I think one of the problems for the neighbors is that they received so little help from the police when they were kept up all night and people were urinating on their lawns at 3:00 a. m. (Not to mention, once I was in a neighbor's backyard when the helicopter took off, it sounded like I was in the middle of the film "Apocalypse Now.") It does seem that if you our having 800 people at a party, I don't care if they are a bunch of Amish folk, things could easily get out of hand....

That is my two cents, the parties may look like sex on the surface- and plastic surgery is all about surface- but, in my opinion, the real issue is MONEY, aren't these parties really mostly about soliciting new clients, new business prospects? And if so, that is why it doesn't belong in a neighborhood, not because people are naked.


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Posted by Puzzled
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 9, 2007 at 12:12 am

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Posted by she-ra
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 9, 2007 at 9:27 am

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Posted by BeenThere
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2007 at 1:27 pm

17 year olds do attend and drunk, they also have sex there. I'm surprised he hasn't gotten caught yet. I've been there, I know this happens. He is a pedophile.

There are so many drugs at these parties. Everyone is not high, but there are enough drugs there to supply Scarface.

You expect anyone to believe a party in Alamo with partygoers that don't do drugs?

It's a drug house for kids and pedophiles.


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Posted by BeenThere
a resident of Danville
on Dec 9, 2007 at 8:29 pm

Many will doubt my words, but ask me this? Why is it that all the men at these parties are over 40, yet the women are all under 25? These parties are a haven for the upper middle class male to exploit the young and naive.

Pedophiles'.

Anyone that tells you there are no drugs at these parties are liars. Everyone's not high, but there are a lot of drug users that attend and get high there.

Most of the girls are over 18, do your research. But, I'll bet there are at least 5 to 10 17 year olds at every party.

If the host of these parties denies the young guests, he is lying.
If Dr Degnan denies having 17 year olds at his parties, I'll personally forward a picture of Dr Degnan with a 17 year old standing next to him at his party to Natalie O'Neill.

Girls run around topless, if Dr Degnan denies this, I'll personally send a copy of a picture of Dr Degnan with a topless girl to Natalie O'Neill.

The lies are old, I hold the truth, now it's on you Dr Playboy, I dare you to deny either of my accusations in this forum, I have so much dirt on you Playboy Dr.

Been there, done that


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Posted by YEP
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm

I have to agree with "Been there". My daughter ended up at one of his parties. The scary thing is I have been a few of his parties too. Anyway she is 18 so there was no stopping her. What I don't understand if he is such a law abiding citizen why was he giving alcohol to her and ALL of her friends?? Some of which were not 18. One of her friends ended up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning..
I really don't care what he does at his parties. I just don't want booze giving to these young underage girls. As far as drugs they are there, but they are everywhere. It is up to people to CHOOSE not to them.. So the posting from 'WHAT' needs to get their facts straight
PEOPLE under 21 are being served!!


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Posted by fitchick
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 11, 2007 at 4:45 pm

I have been to the parties as well. Back in the day it was definatly for an older elite crowd. I went to one over the summer and was shocked to see that the guests were far from elite. I met some girls who were 16 and 18 years old wasted and totally coked out. I am only 30 and felt like a grandma. It was not the same. I could see why the neighborhood would be upset. There where at least 500 hundred people there and it was loud! Who really cares what he does with girls, drinking and drugs. Just respect your neighbors man!!!!!!


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Posted by a thought
a resident of Danville
on Dec 12, 2007 at 10:17 am

A possible solution: move the party inside after midnight. That way it's not loud for neighbors and the fun can still continue.


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Posted by noneof yourbusiness
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 14, 2007 at 10:10 am

I've been to his parties when I was 18 and so what if alcolhol was being served its not a public party adn everyone there is responsible for theier own actions. thats why i never want to get old, I don't want to be a hypocrit like you all are.


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Posted by MMW
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 14, 2007 at 1:41 pm

How sad. I guess one has to be compassionate about this poor guy. He's working awfully hard to be fit/hip/young/exciting and if the photos in the article are anywhere true to life--it's not exactly working. You're a plastic surgeon? For Godsake "Doctor Heal Thyself!" Right now you just come across as a tragically aging fool that looks like an escapee from the Fantastic Four movies. Whatever you're paying these aged looking babies to hook up with you - it really isn't enough. You've got loads of cash to snort and toss away like this? Ship some off to Darfur, Pakistan, etc. and make a positive difference in ways that will have counted when you're under a tombstone man.


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Posted by annonoooomous
a resident of another community
on Dec 17, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Point well taken, MMW.


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Posted by KLC
a resident of Danville
on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:45 pm

He's obviously not going to respond anymore, he can't grow old gracefully like the rest of us, he's scared of who he is.


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Posted by Sonds like a PERSONAL problem to me
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2007 at 11:31 am

There are 365 days in a year. I know I'm only stating the obviouse.....but I can't seem to understand how 2-3 nights (OUT OF 365) can affect someone's "quality of life." Hey...how about get a life...then 3 nights a year won't get you in such a tissy. I think these issues are personal problems that these people need to deal with.

I am a mother of two girls. They are underaged and it is MY responsiblity to know who they are with and what they are doing. It is MY responsibility to instill with them good values so that they don't get naked in the streets.

I know it may seem far fetched to someone old, stale, and set in their boring ways, but 50 is the new 30 and hell, if you can have fun at 60 too then... WHY NOT?

Dr Degnan is an extremely talented man who also happens to be personable, respectfull and friendly. He has a thriving bussiness and many friends... GET OVER IT. If you could have it...you would to.


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Posted by jenn
a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2007 at 1:31 am

wow..imagine having a boring life sitting at home with your boring family in boring Alamo..and judging someone else for what they consider fun..or really living. Yeah..this is jealousy and envy. Dr. D is extremely respectful and honest and his social life is the envy of his Alamo neighbors. How sad that boredom has brought them to slander.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 29, 2007 at 4:52 am

I think this article has missed the forest for the trees. Homeowner association law is designed to breed conflict, and the lawyers who wrote the law thrive on the results.

400,000 dollars in lawyer's fees! That is what this is all about. What has the association spent?

HOAs benefit developers and municipalities, and the homeowners are left holding the bag. Developers exit the scene when the money has been made, and the town has expanded their tax base without having to provide expensive services.

Amateur volunteer then step up to run the community, with the sole required credential of thinking they are qualified. The inevitable conflict lines the pockets of property managers and lawyers who specialize in this business.

So much so that they (vendors to associations) have formed a national lobbying group, the Community Association Institute, or CAI which fights any laws that would reduce the conflict or protect homeowners from having to spend a fortune in court to resolve a simple issue.

The California Law Revision Commission has wrestled for years with this issue, but the process is always derailed by the efforts (and money) of the CAI.

Homeowners are being looted of their equity (as this case shows) when they 'stand up' for their rights.
And win or lose, the association attorneys always get paid.

We rarely read about the elderly victims who lose their homes to liens and foreclosure after owing as little as a few hundred dollars to association attorneys.


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Posted by Lola
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 29, 2007 at 7:55 pm

this guy is another Hue Heffner he could be the next big playbor


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Posted by l
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 29, 2007 at 7:55 pm

kkk


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Posted by rr
a resident of Rancho Romero Elementary School
on Dec 29, 2007 at 7:58 pm

DANVILLE WEEKLY U NEED TO STOP BEING A GOSSIP MAGAZINE AND STOP WRITTING JUST BE A GREAT MAGAZINE LIKE USULAY I HOPE THIS IS UR FIRSTANS ONLY GOSSIP STORY


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Posted by Lola
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 29, 2007 at 9:49 pm

this guy is another hue heffner he could be the next playboy


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Dec 30, 2007 at 9:39 am

I think Mike has addressed important underlying issues. In the end, it will not be the Jones Ranch Homeowners who win, or Kevin Degnan. But rather, the attorneys representing both sides.


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Posted by George
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 7, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Go Dr. D...you are THE MAN!!


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Posted by sad and ashamed
a resident of another community
on Jan 8, 2008 at 7:25 pm

as i check out the article and the comments I'm hearing so much about, there is only one thing that comes to mind.
Hatred, judgement, vindictivness, jealousy, gossip, greed, rude, unbelievable inhumane to another human being and down right wretchedness people that live in this community.
Dr. D, I would move the hell out. I would be ashamed to say I live in that town. You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Go to church


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Posted by maria
a resident of Danville
on Jan 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Dr. D, you are just pathetic and so are your friends. Grow some hair and do something worthwhile would you?


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Posted by Lierati
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jan 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm

To say that this article is well written is laughable at best. "Partygoers recalled the events include dancing, sometimes white drugs like ecstasy, swimming, free booze and several beds around the house to encourage public sex."

??? One of the worst sentences I've ever read.

A horribly written article on a polarizing subject is bound to lead to comments.

To let sources go unnamed in such a small-time piece which throws some heavy accusations around is bush league at best. The writer should be ashamed of herself and should never refer to herself as a journalist.


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Posted by traci
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 19, 2008 at 7:23 pm

hahah, the writing was so "bad" that you read the whole thing.


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Posted by Jack
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The whole thing seems sad and strange. Who knew this goes on around here?


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Posted by Party Goer
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 30, 2008 at 9:44 am

I've been to the parties, here's the rundown: lots of drugs. I opened the wrong door and found a room full of people out of their minds on X. No sex, I didn't see anyone having sex in public, and if they did I doubt they'd be guests at the parties much longer (true, there are beds on the lawn which people sit on or if they're drunk, pass out on). Free booze! It's awesome but I'm not sure people are underage because bouncers checked my ID several times before I was allowed to enter.

It's a party for the beautiful people and Dr. D is selective about who can go. It's his party and he has that right. Of course, people are jealous. He's got a lot of money and does things people in the neighborhood probably wish they could do.

Lawsuits are frivolous, they are expensive and usually get you nowhere.


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Posted by Moron
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Does anyone know when his next party is?? Maybe all of you wannabe party goers will want to protest his party?


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Posted by Jiminy
a resident of San Ramon
on May 2, 2008 at 7:27 pm

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Posted by John
a resident of Alamo
on May 28, 2008 at 8:33 pm

all i have to say is people are haters. Dr D should be able to do whatever in his own compound. All ya haters need to sopin hatin and mind yo own business


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on May 30, 2008 at 8:17 am

You are so right! Everyone wants to live next door to a frat house!!

Of course, I am kidding. The reality is that people should be able to live as they so choose, unless their lifestyle infringes on the lifestyle of others. Once we are past the age of about twenty-two, unless we have a serious case of arrested development, most of us do not relish the idea of living next door to a party compound.


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Posted by entertained!!!
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Natalie
I enjoyed your article, and it was well written. I have heard a lot about these parties from different teens in Danville and Alimo and the stories pretty much match up to everything in your article. I would hope my daughter would never chose to attend a trashy event such as one of his parties, but I do feel that what goes on is their business. I could care less what they do up there in/on his "compound." As long as it is not bringing crime to our neighborhoods, then I say "let him be." I do have to say that though I enjoyed your article, I enjoyed the comments the most. Some of you sound so ignorant and uneducated is hilariouse! Even the ones that clamed they went to "crazier" parties in college...I am very supprised by how they write they even went to college! LEARN your GRAMMER and SPELLING before you criticize a journalist!! Thanks for the few minutes entertainment!


Back to work....



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Posted by catnip
a resident of Danville
on Jun 26, 2008 at 3:55 pm

you old people need to get a life, stop crying. if your living in that area your probably millionares or damn close to it. My suggestion would be to get a hobby and start worring about your own problems i promise you that dr d is not the reason your kids are messing up


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Posted by trixiecat
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I have enjoyed these comments so much, and wonder where on earth most of these people were educated. The issue seems to be the noise that is heard over the distance and into the neighborhood, the cars/limousines that overrun the one neighborhood street, and the lack of clothing on attendees prior to entering the Degnan property. Some of the more histrionic comments seem to come from Degnan supporters, but these comments are not always on base for the real issue: respect for your neighbors, even in the midst of a vast estate. Noise carries over far distances, streets are only so wide, and dress prior to coming to the party, or bring a fashionable wrap to wear over your party-wear. The complaints are reasonable--society cannot allow its members to simply do as they please because they have the money to do so. Children are to be protected from adult behaviors that should not be witnessed, including semi-nude party-goers at the grocery or in the front yard. More parents could practice this kind of protective behavior as well. Hedonism for the doctor sounds like the way he wishes to live his life, but let the hedonism begin beyond his personal property lines, and not before, where others do not share his philosophies.


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Posted by Kimberly
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 8, 2008 at 12:14 am

I grew up in Alamo, and I had a paper route. I am still mad at him because he blocked me from being able to porch my newspaper, the Contra Costa Times.

To this day, I have not been able to get over this event. If only I could go back in time and pick that paper up and throw it at him, or one of his bimbos. I know that I would have been able to deflate one of those nut bags. I could have mared a bit of the tinge of tan off him perhaps. But no, oh nooo, my heart was too soft. I had to get my route done quickly to get myself to school. I have so much regret.

Yes, those slick silicone bimbos and reading all of this makes me sick. I puke as I sit here at my desk. The mire, the muck...It is bad. And I am mad. Where is the victory for us? Stay tuned.

Just kidding! But I did have a paper route in Alamo when I was little!


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Posted by Kimberly
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 9, 2008 at 10:49 pm

I grew up in Alamo, and went to San Ramon High School. So I couldn't keep my fingers still from wanting to throw in my opinion on this matter. Ok, truth be know, Dr. D. has wild parties. My sisters went and one or both left a bit disgusted and surprised that one of their pretty friends was walking around in barely anything. They are much younger than me and they are not as goody goody as I am.

Issue number 1. This is the true heart of the matter...It is the noise and the busy busy busy thing going on. People in Alamo move there for the slow pace...They don't want noise and they don't want their streets over run by young, didn't earn their way there types.

So regardless of Dr. D's lifestyle choice, this is the legal issue, noise and people polution...Which realistically could cause rift raft...Having a bunch of strangers come and go in your neighborhood, can increase theft, loitering, etc...I wouldn't want that. And lets face it, if the people that are coming are young and live life based on their looks and are up partying all night, then when do they work? My husband and I work hard...I don't want that coming around, wandering around my home...And I wouldn't want a helicopter flying over my house regularly.

Solution, Dr. D. needs to by a spread in an area where there are no homeowners association. Dr. D, could benefit from perhaps a God moment, or deliverance...And search himself by asking these questions...Why am I so lonely? Why can't I be by myself? Why do I constantly need to be around people? Why can't I spend quiet time alone with myself?...It all comes down to loneliness, and not wanting to get to know oneself, or running from ones self.

On an other note, the reason I noted that I was born and raised in the community was so that I could shed some light on the hidden secrets of the gem of Alamo and local High school. On the street leading to Rancho Romero, there was a murder of a family. The kid across the street from me, off of Danville Blvd, shot a bullet into our home, along with an other kid...They shot cats, and killed local wildlife and made pipe bombs...This was in the seventies. And in the eighties when I went to San Ramon High, I knew quite a few people that did coke, and drugs...And some that had abortions...I knew a girl at Carondelet that her fathers friend a Dr. had sex with her when she was 14.

My point is that this is not an isolated Dr. D. problem... But rather a problem that the whole community should self evaluate to see their role, or blind eye to others locally with these similar, but much quieter circumstances.

I could go on and on about the little quiet secrets of the community that don't seem to hit the news...

But the real issue here is really the noise and the traffic...Because if people are trying to criticize Dr. D. they should look in themselves, or watch their own children more closely...Because things are going on in their own homes that they should consider addressing before pointing the finger at others...

And my opinion is, that I feel sad for someone that has to find satisfaction in this hedonistic lifestyle...Because really as you can see, there is no satisfaction...That is why it continues...Because you can never be satisfied...

I am very happy, not very wealthy, but extremely satisfied, and I can sit in my home with a book, and quiet, and have a tremendous amount of joy...I have Jesus. And that's all I need.

But honestly I would like a maid and cook, etc...But then...Well, I guess I would find out that wouldn't make me much happier...We think we always know what will bring us joy, when we need to enjoy everything we have today.


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Posted by kim
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Last note, woops about the misspellings above! I sent it in too soon...But anyway, you get my point.


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Posted by Lucy
a resident of Danville
on Jul 10, 2008 at 9:04 am

Well said Kimberly! I appreciate your input. I agree, it's a legal/noise/people pollution/problem.


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Posted by curious
a resident of Danville
on Sep 17, 2008 at 8:25 am

Well, a GIANT tent has been erected at the Degnan compound... perhaps for a revival meeting? An airplane hanger? A wedding? Inquiring minds await!


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Posted by VanDenn
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Extraordinarity: ,


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Posted by Cristina
a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2009 at 8:32 am

Why are things taken to the extreme. Dr. D is such a wonderful man who helps people better themselves. He celebrates and appreciates beauty. If the neighbors were invited to the parties I bet that this would not be such an issue. What happenend to the good old fashion ways of going to the neighbor and saying please turn it down? It still works...I still do it and it gets done to me too.

If anyone took time out to talk to him they would know and see how GREAT and RESPECTFUL person he is. And he doesn't need to advertise because his work speaks for itself.


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Posted by cardfark
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

"...he doesn't need to advertise because his work speaks for itself."

I always knew his work was uplifting, and stands out in a crowd, but making 'em actually talk? That seems like gilding the lillies. However, I guess if you Really want men to listen...


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Posted by ASTONISHED
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2009 at 6:16 am

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ALL THIS . . . . Over 2-3 Nights per YEAR ??

- Per YEAR ??


The Article, Posted Comments, Lawsuit, Attorney's Fees, Neighbors' Heated Exchanges, etc... made this sound to be some WEEKLY occurrence !!


But, 2-3 Nights per YEAR ??


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Posted by M.Y.O.B.
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

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Shame on you Disgruntled Neighbors & Jonestown !! ....Er, Uh - Jones Ranch H.O.A. !!


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Posted by Mom of Sherry H.
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 2, 2009 at 8:32 am

What is the real problem Kimberley?

Your message appears to be that you are mad at the world, not just Dr. Degnan. Your sisters were there because they chose to be there. My daughter has been to a few of his parties with her friends and they have only had good things to say about his events.


You mentioned that you could go "on and on" with your complaints, and you still continued to complain. Have you ever spoke to Kevin Degnan? Sat down and talked to him as you would your doctor?? From your comments, I presume not.

Dr. Degnan performed two successful surgeries on my daughter. I am grateful that the surgeries were not as complicated as she feared. For both surgeries, Dr. Degnan was very informative and followed up with us after both of her surgeries. Dr. Degnan is a wonderful doctor and it is rude and down-right mean that you and anyone else judge him on his lifestyle.


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Posted by Caitlin
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:17 am

WEIRD! I was his patient. Didn't seem like a playboy.


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Posted by Ralph
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm

He performed surgery on me and he was a lovely gentleman, I received pectoral implants from him. Thank you Dr. D! Also, this was a well written article. Kudos to Natalie.


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Posted by Bainter the Painter
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Some guy puts bags of silcone or salt water in a woman and he gets a story written about himself in the paper. He is a hero. I paint someone's house and no one cares. There is no story in the paper. No one cares. That's ok.


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Posted by Angel Sudario
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

Dr. D is my doctor and has performed surgeries on me and serveral referrals. He is so kind hearted. I have never been to one of his parties but if I was and folks were acting the fool it would not change my perception of my doctor. He saved me thousands of dollars by not doing unnessary surgeries on me, just a small thing here and there that changed me and my life. He treats me with respect and he is the best in the bay area, I'll refer him right now. That is why he can make millions on referrals, he is THE BEST, he is a pro! Man, you bunch of stick in the muds! Let him be, he has to answer to no one but Jesus Christ take the log out of your eye before you try and take the splinter out of his. He has blessed so many people and if you don't know him stop the judgement. All this judgement makes me sick. And he does not just put bags in women's breasts, he worked in a burn unit for years helping very sick people. What have you done? Sick sick judgmental people in their towers. Shame, Shame Shame!


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Posted by Jimmie
a resident of Alamo
on May 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

Any updates? Where do these issues stand now? Anyone know?


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Posted by Malcom Zest
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

@>Ralph. Pec implants? Really? LOL.


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