The Petropulos Era is Over

The name Petropulos is long associated with Fullerton law enforcement circles. John Petropulos was a Fullerton Police Officer between 1981 and 2010, rising to the position of Captain.  He also taught for many years at the Fullerton College Police Academy.  The chances are good that if someone you know attended the academy over the past […]

Okay, You Decide

Several of our communicants have identified an eerie similarity between former public access TV star Garth Algar, and your newly minted po po chief, David Hendricks. At the risk of damaging our reputation as a legitimate news and opinion outlet, I have decided to let you Fullerton humans opine.  

Coming Up For Air

In FFFF’s early days, this blog noted how the Fullerton Observer and its “editor” Sharon Kennedy would bend over backwards to avoid printing anything that might embarrass City officialdom. In the years after that blog post, the Observer remained true to form. It continually went to bat for the bureaucrats in increasingly shameful ways, even when it […]

Assistant to the Assistant

Remember when we told you about the poor “Mayor’s assistant” who’s job mysteriously appeared and disappeared right alongside Jennifer Fitzgerald’s mayorship? Well, the position seems to have re-appeared… this time as an Assistant to the Assistant (City Manager), Nichole Bernard. From the February 14th Economic Development Commission minutes: Now what Ms. Bernard needs assistance with […]

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 Red Oak

As a professional botanist I was quite interested and amused by the name of the developers of the proposed multi-family monster on Commonwealth Avenue. Red Oaks Investment. Why? Because the red oak is native to the Midwest and eastern United States. Red Oak. Okay. Got it. An out-of -town developer with the name of a […]

Under New Manangement

  Friends for Fullerton’s Future is now owned and operated by a brand new collection of miscreants, malefactors and truth-tellers. Sure, some of our old Friends will still be here. Some new ones, too. In 2013, the previous proprietor of this esteemed institution decided to shut it down – after thousands and thousands of posts […]