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Sacramento Councilmember Sean Loloee harasses daughter of political activist

Robert J Hansen
District 2 Councilmember Sean Loloee harassing Angela Grijalva at the joint Natomas/NorthSac Chamber mixer on Wednesday, February 23, 2023.Photo by(Courtesy of Angela Grijalva)

District 2 Councilmember Sean Loloee used profanity and made condescending remarks to a Natomas chamber ambassador at the joint Natomas and North Sacramento Chamber mixer event at Stoney’s on Del Paso Blvd earlier this evening.

Loloee was a speaker at the event where he called the ambassador a b**** and a pig.

“I’m saying you’re a liar and an instigator,” Loloee said to the ambassador, Angela Grijalva on social media.

The entire video of Loloee arguing and harassing Grijalva can be found here.

The ambassador, Angela Grijalva, is the daughter of Maria Grijalva who is a community organizer that won an anti-SLAPP lawsuit against Loloee’s slander lawsuit in 2020 and an appeal in 2021.

Maria Grijalva alleged workplace and human rights violations at Loloee’s Viva Supermarket which led to a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Labor against Loloee for a variety of labor violations connected to his Viva Supermarket chain.

Loloee threatened to deport employees who cooperated with an investigation into his grocery stores, underpaid employees and employed minors in hazardous occupations, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Angela Grijalva said that she thought Loloee was U.S. Congressman Ami Bera until they shook hands in the middle of the room.

“I didn’t even realize it was him until I was shaking his hand,” Grijalva said.

The first thing Grijalva told Loloee was “I don’t want any problems.” Loloee then, disapprovingly told her she was just like her mother.

“He walked over to my table and asked how my mom was doing,” Grijalva said.

After that, she tried to walk away not wanting to engage with him in a professional setting. Grijalva said Loloee asked how her mother was doing and ignored him. 

“He said, ‘f****** b**** then walked to the front of the group to speak to the members. 

Grijalva was stunned and shaken.

A fellow ambassador standing at a nearby table noticed what happened so Grijalva told him Sean’s history with her mother. 

“Sean overheard then abruptly broke away from his conversation to intervene in mine,” Grijalva said.

Grijalva tried to leave but Loloee got in her way and continued harassing her, which is when she began recording. Grijalva eventually decided to leave the mixer once she found an opportunity.

“This is not someone who should be representing anyone,” Grijalva said. “There’s something wrong with him. I don’t mean that facetiously, trauma is something people live with unknowingly. I hope he gets the help he needs,” Grijalva said.

The incident took place in District 5 represented by newly elected Councilmember Karina Talamantes who could not be reached for comment.

Last October, Loloee an investigation found that Loloee lives in the district he represents and meets legal residency requirements.

The investigation came after Sacramento Bee reported on neighbors accusing Loloee of living in a million-dollar home in Granite Bay, rather than in District 2.

A redacted version of a report by a local attorney, who found Loloee’s primary residence is in District 2 located in North Sacramento.  

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details are available. Councilmembers Loloee and Talamantes have been asked for comment.

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Robert J Hansen is an investigative journalist and economist. Focused on holding elected officials, police and the courts accountable to the people throughout the greater Sacramento area.

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