Take Care of Your Toys

When you were a kid your parents most likely told you what parents have been telling their children for thousands of years: if you don’t take care of your toys you won’t have any toys to take care of. Too bad such admonitions are often lost on the custodians of public property. How often have […]

Behind the Bullshit Goes Bye-Bye

Of all the money that former City Manager Wild Ride Joe Felz wasted during his shaky tenure, nothing was quite as egregious as the annual fifty grand Stumblejoe blew on Behind the Badge, a silly, pointless PR outlet that passed along empty feel-good tales involving Fullerton cops. No one knows if anyone even bothered reading […]

Fortunately, An Adult in the Room

This is a story about selfishness, small-time greed and entitlement. No, it’s not about my 3-year old nephew. It’s about members of the Fullerton Fire Department and their Chief, Wolfgang “Wolf” Knabe and the culture of permissiveness overseen by our former City Manager Joe “Fast and Loose” Felz. Back in September a couple of off-duty […]

The Finest of Farewells

It is common for government to bury waste carefully, neatly hidden away from the citizens who pay for it. Other times, they shove it right in your face like an ether-soaked rag. That’s what happened at Chief Danny Hughes’ grand farewell party on November 10th. Fortunately, one neighbor filed an hour-long interactive grievance and shared with us the […]

A Streetcar Named Desire

Last week the ever helpful Fullerton City Hall scribe Lou Ponsi scribbled a story about how Fullerton needs a transit dedicated line from the CSUF area to the Fullerton “metro center.” No, I am not kidding. “Senior” Planner Jay Eastman believes Fullerton has a metro center. A cynic might conclude that the sole purpose of […]

Just Wrong

Here is a sly observer expressing his view that a Fullerton cop appears to be more like a soldier than a civilian policeman. Naturally he is rewarded with a combination of arrogance, error, and attitude by “officer” Contino. While it is true that Prime Minister Robert Peel established the first permanent and professional police forces […]