We’ve been told that Kathryn Hamel was allowed to resign from FPD. In exchange for her not suing for worker’s compensation the city dropped not one but two internal affairs investigations into her conduct. Did her husband being the Irvine Police Chief play a role in this deal? Did FPD know that she was guilty […]
The last time we wrote about Fullerton Police Lieutenant Kathryn Hamel it was to share the rumor we had heard that she was on admin leave. “Word also has it that Katie Hamel, wife of Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel, has been put on leave but we’re trying to very that information and she would […]
We’d like to introduce you to Officer Marc Bastreri — and his DUI in Huntington Beach — a whopping 113 days after becoming a Fullerton officer. More info to come as we get it. This is Fullerton’s best and brightest. Seriously, according to Fullerton’s own Comprehensive Financial Audit Report, as received and filed at council last […]
This involves some rumors. Proceed accordingly. A few months ago an unnamed Fullerton Police Officer was allegedly stabbed in Placentia by an unidentified “Hispanic male”. Four agencies swarmed (Placentia PD, Fullerton PD, CSUF State Police & OC Sheriff’s) and a suspect was picked up, had his info blasted on social media and in press releases […]
Former Fullerton Police Chief David Hendricks is already up for a new gig at Mt. Sac. He’s apparently a finalist for the job of Mt. Sac Police Chief. You have to love that description and what it omits. “A long history at the Long Beach Police Department.” And a short history in Fullerton. That ended […]
It’s been a busy day at the OCDA’s office re: Fullerton. First charges against Doug Chaffee’s wife Paulette and now our former Chief and a Captain have been charged with battery for their shenanigans at a Lady Antebellum concert. Hot Off of the Presses: Case # 18HM15615 December 7, 2018 OFF-DUTY FULLERTON POLICE CHIEF AND […]
Fullerton made it into USA Today. Are you proud?
Here’s a fellow named Skip Davis who gives our “honorable” City Council an earful about the proposal to create a new property tax in downtown Fullerton to pay for the mess created by City politicians in the first place: the Culture of Booze. It was fun to watch ol’ Skip unload on the notion of […]
FFFF has tracked the obscene waste of taxpayer money – $200,000 so far – on a vacuous, pro-cop PR outlet run by Cornerstone Communication called “Back the Badge.” We have noted a supremely fuzzy contract, approved only by a bureaucrat and managed in the most slip-shod fashion. On February 2nd, Mr. Travis Kiger sent a communication […]
The Fullerton Junior College Hornet football team have been named the number one JC team in the country per JCFootball.com. The team went 12-1 in 2016 and was one aggressively lousy call away from beating Saddleback, and running the table. So congrats you Hornets and die-hard Hornet fans. And maybe somebody in the FJC administration will wake […]
By Tony Bushala, Guest Contributor Way back in 2010 I offered a post attacking Norberto Santana and his relatively new blog Voice of OC. The title was “The Sad Degenerate World of Norberto Santana.” It was a pretty tough post attacking Santana’s objectivity given the fact of his financial backing by the OCEA union and […]
Dear Friends, Friends For Fullerton’s Future was born on November 6, 2008, and this will be our farewell post. We will be setting the blog a sail for now, into the deepest oceans of the blogosphere. It will remain online as a testament to what we stood for and didn’t stand for, to our principles […]
Friends, here is a letter sent to Mayor Bruce Whitaker and thoughtfully provided to us from a citizen who live in the Chapman Park neighborhood across the street from the proposed site of a County homeless shelter. I omit this individual’s name and number to spare them annoying calls from the bureaucrats but it was […]
From Steve Baxter: Our dear friend Mike Atta, is a founding member of the iconic OC punk band The Middle Class and the owner of downtown Fullerton’s coolest store, Out of Vogue and he needs our help. Hibbleton Gallery at the Magoski Arts Colony will be hosting a benefit art and music exhibit to raise […]
Fullerton has a new mayor, Bruce Whitaker. Bruce is the obvious choice to lead Fullerton – he is calm, intelligent and principled. After a year of rambling, southern fried idiocy that was completely MIA, and then another year of pea-brained, pedagogic scolding we are now set for a strong, responsive, and responsible mayor. We all […]
The union brother Fullerton cop union boss Barry Coffman says is a cancer talks to The Fullertonian, here.
…but somebody’s got to do it. Rincon Mejia Major Hampton Ramos Wolfe Cicinelli Mater Baughman Sellers Tong Nguyen Craig Blatney Coffman Kirk Basham Goodrich Wren McKinley Siliceo And that’s not all. Do I really have to go on?
Dear Madam Mayor & Council Members, We cannot pretend that Fullerton is serious about reform when those involved in the murder of Kelly Thomas, the illegal arrest and imprisonment of Veth Mam, and the many other documented cases of police misconduct, are still employed by FPD. We contend that you as our representatives at city […]
It’s funny, in a sick sort of way, but the very types who used to bray the loudest about the need for “social justice” have been virtually silent in Fullerton in the wake of the Kelly Thomas murder at the hands of members of an out-of-control police department. The graying establishment Democrats had been hiding […]
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