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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:32 am    Post subject: Anthony Cortesi Reply with quote

I read your post on Tony Cortesi and I can't dispute your sources as I don't know who they are but I can tell you if they are "senior guys," they should know who Cortesi is. As a young guy he was one of the few mentioned from Joe Dip's old crew by Jimmy the Weasel when he debriefed. He has lived and operated in the Upland area for decades and was once married to Tina DiCarlo. The DiCarlo's were connected and have a long and illustrious crime and business legacy. Inparticularly in the wine business which they conducted under the auspices of two vineyard properties.

For those reading belatedly in he conversation Cortesi has a piece of Randy Welty's strip joint chain and operates a landscape business with his partner Gene D. Other Cortesi connections include Roger Jon Diamond a well known and often used attorney in the adult entertainment industry. Diamond also served as the campaign manager during the initial mayoral campaign of former San Bernardino mayor Judith Valles. Anyone care to guess where the funding for this came from?

Diamond was brought in to manage the campaign and provide funding for Valles who went soft on crime and turned a blind eye to the drug dealing and prostitution worked out of the Club Flesh on hospitality lane as well as the old San Bernardino wrestling arena located next door to the new San Bernardino Stadium. Drugs for the rave parties which were held at the old wrestling rink were housed at a warehouse located conviently next door which was used to store law enforcement drug seizures.

Welty is also an avid horseman with a piece of Emerald Farms training facility in Riverside. More on these figures later including Welty and Mr. Vinneri. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jiggy,
It would be great to see who else Fratianno named as part of Joe Dips' crew. I interested in a guy named Chuck S. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spelling is Cortese.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:07 pm    Post subject: Conversations from Long ago (Cortese, Mandalla and Lobello) Reply with quote

Amazing how quickly time passes. Nearly 20 years ago I captured the following notes from a Dippolito relative who shall remain nameless. Enjoy.

"...Mazziota was a mouthpiece for our family, I know the name Phil Monica. I know Sam Mandalla, his son was Tony 'a good old time friend of our family' whose band was playing at... JoJo's wedding when...Joe died. Tony Mandalla told me a lot of stories...about the good old days. His sister Tina was married to Tony Cortese, who is a guy...fairly important around Upland in the '80s. Tony was a landscaper by trade but lived well beyond the means of just landscaping with a palatial estate up in San Antonio Heights. I worked with Tony's nephew Joe in the '80s and through these guys I met old timers like Pino LoBello and Frank Funzi in Upland, 'who although rather benign as far as criminal activity goes', were grand old men of the Sicilian tradition. Pino Lobello used to give me unlimited bottles of homemade wine because I was a Dippolito..."

Wonderful recollections from the note pile.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!! Those are wonderful recollections. JoJo is what everyone called Joe's daughter Josephine. You mention Tony Mandalla's sister, Tina, married to Cortese. In the post above, you state that Tina is a DiCarlo, not a Mandalla. Anyway, great post. So your source will remain nameless, but he states he was a Dippolito, so was he an extended relative??
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed he was a close Dippolito relative. I am sure as I share more of these notes, you'll be able to tell how close.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20 years ago you really hit the jackpot with this guy. From these notes so far, it looks like he was one of your better interviews.................
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly a wonderful source of information. Angelo the Shoemaker remains one of my favorites but defiantly for quality of information this one is top notch.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this source is still living, yes??
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sadly no.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 1:09 am    Post subject: Anthony DiCarlo Reply with quote

In Memory of
Anthony Frank DiCarlo
June 1, 1921 - April 15, 2017
Obituary

Our beloved and devoted father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle, Anthony Frank DiCarlo, entered heaven to be with his Lord on April 15, 2017. Born on June 1, 1921 in Etiwanda, California, Anthony was preceded in death by his loving wife of 73 years, Eileen Marie DiCarlo. He is survived by his son, Don and wife Karen, daughter, Dianne Ritchie and husband, Curt, and daughter Natalie Dye. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, Marc DiCarlo, Michelle Rossi, Michael Rossi, Amy Halloway-DiCarlo, James Rossi, Lisa DiCarlo-Duran, Melissa Portal-Luchini, Nicole Kennedy, Ryan Dye, and Jessica Ritchie, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Anthony was a graduate of Etiwanda School and Chaffey High School. He worked on his family's vineyard and for Polverini's Water Company in Los Angeles prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army on November 3, 1942. He served his country for four years during World War 2 as a heavy truck and tractor driver and a machine gun sharpshooter in Central Europe (Germany and France). He received five commendations and medals for good conduct and bravery. He returned home to his wife and family in February 1946.

Anthony was an Entrepreneur. His first business, Pip-di- Pip Market on Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino, was in partnership with his brother-in-law, Anthony Pipitone and his brother, Frank Pipitone. His second business was Anthony's Drive In Liquor on 5th and Mt. Vernon in San Bernardino with his brother-in-law, Anthony Pipitone. He purchased Ace Lighting Fixture Company in 1965 and in 1969 built Anthony's Lighting in San Bernardino. He retired in 1979 to Rancho Santa Fe where he went into the custom home construction business. He and Eileen lived in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and Vista in homes he built for over 15 years. Following his passion for baseball he joined his son, Don from 1994 to 1998 as an owner in the Suns Professional Baseball franchises in Palm Springs and Ventura County. He retired in 1999.

His greatest joy in life was his family, in whose hearts he will forever stay. His tremendous love and devotion to his family paid tribute to the goodness and purity of spirit that he demonstrated throughout his entire life.

A celebration of Anthony's life will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery located at 570 East Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, California, 92404. A reception and dinner will follow the service in Hinze Hall. Burial will follow on Wednesday, April 26 at 11:01 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, March Air Reserve Base, California, 92518.

Donations in Anthony's name may be made to his favorite charity, Santa Claus, Inc., P.O. Box 2642, San Bernardino, California 92406.
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