Tonight the Downtown Bars Win

The Fullerton City Council is about to hand the Downtown Restaurateurs Bar Owners two big wins and they’re going to continue to slap down the privacy of those in Fullerton in the process. The first big win for the bars is in changing the rules around operating a bar in the Downtown area. This is […]

Fitzgerald Quits Fullerton City Council

Today Jennifer Fitzgerald announced her resignation from the Fullerton Council, effective immediately. “I can no longer even pretend to fulfill all the oaths I swore when I became a councilperson,” said Fitzgerald. “All the developer shakedowns, all the lies, all the influence peddling – I just can’t keep track of it all anymore. Balanced budgets, […]

Arson at the Melody Inn?

We here at FFFF over the years have pointed out the Florentine sidewalk theft and more recently the sham of city oversight in Florentine’s decade+ refusal to install fire sprinklers. Those stories led a reader to send us a video that may make that fire sprinkler issue way worse in context. It’s a story about […]

A Question from Podunk

Those of us in the cheap seats out in Podunk have noticed something odd and can’t quite figure it out and we’re hoping that some of you friends have some answers. The problem is that Joe Florentine operates a night club in clear violation of the Fullerton Municipal Code and possibly CA Law if not […]

What Does Downtown Cost?

There’s an old rumored study that is often referenced, but not in detail, that says that Downtown Fullerton costs the city about $1million/year in a general fund subsidy. Meaning that according to the available data we have the city subsidizes the bar scene out of money that could be doing things for us such as […]

Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned…

Fullerton’s City Council, on the other hand reminds me of Porch Boy from Deliverance: good at one thing and, well, everything else? Not so much. Our council’s skill-set is entirely focused on hiding screw-ups – from auto crashes to mismanaged construction progress to a breathtaking budgetary neglect that can only be discussed by lying about […]

T-REX WANT TO PARTY, TOO

              T-REX NEED HELP TO DRINK BEER. TINY BOTTLE NO REACH MOUTH. FULLERTON SPEND NEARLY $100,000 THIS WEEKEND FOR POLICE OFFICERS TO HELP PEOPLE DRINK DOWNTOWN. POLICE WILL HELP TWO BARS CLOSE THEN REOPEN BECAUSE LINE TOO LONG AT BAR. POLICE WILL HELP THREE PEOPLE OFF STREET BECAUSE BEER […]

The Quick Brown Fox

Governor Jerry Brown paid a visit to downtown Fullerton on Wednesday, where it looks like he took a tour of the still-unfinished Fullerton Fox Theater with a rabble of current and former local officials in tow. Surely he was impressed. OK, maybe not. But why would Jerry Brown fly down to Fullerton to look inside some […]

We Will Find You. Or Not.

The Fullerton PD just publicized these photos of a patrol car that was tagged with graffiti by a downtown reveler over the weekend. The vandalism allegedly occurred while the officers were away on “proactive” foot patrol. The social media pronouncement was accompanied by some humorous posturing, including the hashtag #WeWillFindYou. Now anyone who’s filed a […]

Reading 101.1.1

How well can you read?  Good enough?  Somebody at City Hall desperately needs your help. These obnoxious signs were installed at the train station last week.  Not only are they ugly and obtrusive, parts of the text are a lie.  Apparently City staff expects nobody to double-check their work. “NO Loitering” — Hello?  This is a […]

Fish This: Fullerton Bars Need More Drunks

You can’t make this stuff up. At the last Fullerton City Council Meeting, a posse of local bar owners demanded that the city council allow them to stuff more drunken twenty somethings into their bars.  They went so far as to claim their businesses were suffering because Fullerton’s FIRE CODE prevented them from making as […]