2016 Fringies© – Best Most Outrageous Cover Up


In this abbreviated FFFF year, we really only have two cover-ups to offer. And you know what they are.



First is the caught-on-video assault and battery/false arrest of an FJC kid by an arrogant old sonnovabitch named Dino Skokos, an ex-cop with a “disability” retirement and obvious anger management issues. The FJC mush-mouth  machine went into immediate Orwellian production mode, including hiring a law-firm that specializes in defending government agencies to conduct an “investigation.” Ha. I lift my leg on them.

If there’s a bottom to this, you won’t get there…

Then, of course, there is the Case of the Mysterious Disappearing City Manger, in which Mr. Joe Felz, while motoring home from a series of parties, jump a Glenwood Avenue curb, uprooted a tree and tried to drive off. Stopped by the cops, he flashed his stay-out-of-jail card, got a pass and a ride home. The citizenry was promised  an “independent person” investigation and was told cryptically of some sort of “ongoing (or potential) criminal investigation.” No details have been forthcoming and nobody is holding his breath waiting to ever see any.

  1. #1 by Doin' All Right on the Hill on December 15, 2016

    I think Dino and Jan Flory would make a splendid couple.

    Everybody loves somebody sometime…

  2. #2 by Anonymous on December 15, 2016

    What about the dam, man?

    • #3 by Jan Flory's Dog on December 15, 2016

      I am not a man. I am a dead dog. Do not forget it.

    • #4 by Joe Sipowicz on December 15, 2016

      The dam story is still unwinding. Give it some more time to incubate.

  3. #5 by Joe Sipowicz on December 15, 2016

    I like both these cover-ups for bald-faced effrontery.

    The video of Dino Skokos attacking the skinny kid is completely culpatory. Investigate what? From start to finish we see the low-level confrontation explode into aggravated assault and battery. Therefore the cover-up is particularly brazen.

    I wonder if Big Bad Dino would have tried that choke slam move on one of those national Champion FJC gridders.

  4. #6 by Jack Daniels on December 15, 2016

    Is Felz going to pick up a nomination in every category this year? He better win something.

    • #7 by Jan Flory's Dog on December 15, 2016

      Yes, probably!

  5. #8 by fullertonstreets on December 15, 2016

    Dino Skokos, on the streets wearing a FPD uniform. https://i.imgsafe.org/32cac46765.jpg helping to detain unruly “passenger” with no ticket.

    • #9 by Wayne H. Bornhoft on December 15, 2016

      That’s not him. Wrong guy.

  6. #10 by Baseball player on December 15, 2016

    2016 Fringie Award Video. Dino carrying over to FJC the FPD ways

  7. #11 by Jerry McAuley on December 15, 2016

    Thank God you guys didn’t open up shop again ’til November. Otherwise the cover-up list would take all day to read.

  8. #12 by Sam Coleridge on December 15, 2016

    Hey, what about the Great Laguna Lake Missing Water scandal. That issue is huge and disappeared faster than the MWD water they kept pouring into that mud hole.

    • #13 by Jan Flory's Dog on December 15, 2016

      Sam, you raise a good issue, but the nominating committee could not see any attempt to orchestrate a cover-up – apart from a weird conspiracy of silence enjoined by every councilmember, and the public, too. As far as a cover-up is concerned, you don’t need to cover-up what nobody cares about.

      Of course the humans at FFFF will no doubt welcome any information on the subject. I don’t care. Up here in doggy heaven my water bowl is always full and I’m doin’ fine.

    • #14 by English Major on December 15, 2016

      Water, water everywhere…I see what you did there.

  9. #15 by English Major on December 15, 2016

    Water, water everywhere….I see what you did there.

  10. #16 by Mary Hernandez on December 15, 2016

    If Fullerton News Tribune did not report it, it did not happen. Let me take a sip of water from my own bowl.

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