If someone takes the time to review the history of Fullerton over the past forty years, one thing becomes shockingly clear: when it comes to building things, maintaining things and planning for things, the City government just can’t do much of anything right. And yet over this long history, the City and the public […]
Follow us back, gentle Friends, as we revisit the construction horror show known as The Pinewood Stairs. It’s been a year-and-a-half since we frightened you with the design and construction fiasco of the Pinewood Stairs at Hillcrest Park. FFFF photo documented the sorry project even before the embarrassing party the city threw for itself since the […]
A notorious criminal was nabbed by FPD after giving chase up North Pomona Avenue yesterday afternoon. Reports had been received that Victor J. Testudines had been spotted in the neighborhood. Testudines was eventually apprehended by officers around 5:45pm by police after a lengthy foot pursuit. “We had to chase him down and that really pisses us off” […]
Someone sent in this image of Fullerton City Councilman Doug “Bud” Chaffee and his mate Paulette Marshall. I’m not sure why. Maybe the friends can shed some illumination on this with a helpful caption.
Apartments at Grace Ministry. White glove advice to politicians: keep your hands clean.
Readers here will be familiar with the Pine Wood… excuse me, the Exercise Stairs, that were thrown up at Hillcrest Park recently for the low-low price of over $1.6Million. Let us take a tour of these stairs: After walking the stairs here’s the first thing that came to mind:
Being a political creature means keeping your happy face on – even when your happy speech is done. On Saturday our lobbyist-councilperson Jennifer Fitzgerald happily talked up her moronic wooden stairs that don’t do anything – $1,600,000 worth of nothing. She was soooo excited (twice). Even her pal Jan Flory was there to help put […]
A Lit roadie recently shared this image on social media and an observant friend passed it along. Can FFFF readers identify any of these distinguished gentlemen? Here’s a hint. The photo contains at least one budding lobbyist, a Fullerton police union president, a planning commissioner and a soon-to-be bar owner/nuisance generator.
People keep complaining about the state of Fullerton’s streets. Not Mark Gomez, Fullerton resident and professional watercraft guy. He has found utility where others see only cracked and broken asphalt.
Our uninformed (and often uniformed) critics are always saying nobody reads our humble blog. Well, somebody in City Hall does. Please note the “after” images of two construction sites we identified that had illegally blocked public sidewalks. And not a whimper from anybody in authority. Now that’s better.
An alert Friend sent in this image of a guy recognized as Orange County District Attorney investigator, Abraham Santos, at the scene of the Memorial Joe Felz Crash Site. Well, now we know that the DA is indeed involved in this mess. What sort of crime he might be investigating and how he is investigating it, […]
Poor Sappy McTree. So young. So promising! Thy youthful branches had hardly begun their embrace of the sky; thy roots had hardly delved into Fullerton’s loamy fundament. Thou verdant thing, thou honorable creature of God. Thou hast passed in the mere twinkling of an eye on a moon-dark night. We miss thee, O Sappy.
We’ve all seen Fullerton cops texting on the job – on motorcyles, in patrol cars, and at Starbucks, when in fact they are supposed to be protecting us from evil, hippy dope-smokers. But wait a sec! What’s this? Chief Danny texting during a Fullerton Council meeting?! Well, I guess FPD “Detective” Ron Bair will soon […]
In a campaign that has been long on issues and short on joy, I thought it would be hopeful to post a couple of the sweetest images I have seen in this campaign. Travis’ little girl, Selah, exalting in unbridled joy at the sight of her dada on a door hanger: and Sean Paden’s beautiful daughter sitting next to […]
IMPORTANT UPDATE: This post was published a little over a year ago. The title, “Just A Matter of Time” was spot on; another example of what happens when city funding for things like trees and such get diverted to things like public employee pensions and the obscene debts that they cause: Original Post, September 8, […]
Remember the hilarious “meandering” sidewalks created by the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency in downtown? Here’s the encore. Be careful walking down this public sidewalk in front of the city-owned Costco parking lot.
This is a recollection of the day when 11 Fullerton PD units saved us from a plastic gunfight. We were living on the North side of Dorothy Lane at this time. I would not have allowed this if I were home, but my son Riley and his three buddies had an Airsoft war in the […]
Suspicious wires run into a window at OCFA station 6, Irvine, CA.
Just when I thought it would be a good idea for me to hang it up from Fullerton politics, this sign showed up in and around Fullerton. Good grief! Someone really took the time to make and plant these comical things. And that got me to re-thinking my role in Fullerton. Geez, thinks I, if […]
I just changed the title to this piece. Checking out this band of government for sale repuglicans made me do it. Yes, it is an organized mob. Well, disorganized, at least. But look what they’ve got to work with. – Joe Sipowicz The other day The OC Register ran this image in a story about […]