After reading responses to this article, and responses to similar articles ad nauseam, I've re-evaluated my personal definition of someone involved in 'exploitation': an honest, hardworking buisnessperson who delivers a great product and makes a huge bundle of money because alot of people like it. Why does that bother so many of you? You didn't get your's so now you're mad at everybody else? Or maybe you just never wanted the area to grow at all with all the oranges and tumbleweeds, centrally located neighnorhoods and well defined city boundaries. That pesky freeway dammit. I bet that really sticks in your craw.
I knew Alex Morales personally. He supplied private-label potato chips for my dad's huge grocery store in Buena Park. He was a good and honest man who grew a business that became a vibrant part of our community, not just because of his wonderful food products, but also the number of people he employed. Orange County is a great place to live, not because of oranges or freeways or Disneyland. It's the people who live here, the great achievers who persue their dreams to the benifit of all.