Is Santa Ana Finally Invading its Exclusive Floral Park Neighborhood?

The only time Fate takes me into SanTana's ritzy Floral Park neighborhood is while taking a shortcut across the city and straight through the area's heart: Santa Clara Avenue, from Bristol Street through Broadway. It's a picturesque commute, one where drivers see SanTana as the city's lords imagine it, a delusion at odd with SanTana's reality--nice homes, little litter, and nearly devoid of Mexicans.

But for at least the past five days, a dirty reminder of the city's reality has serenely lain on Santa Clara, a stone's throw from the estate of SanTana Mayor Don Papi Pulido, with no one from the neighborhood apparently minding. The unpleasant thing stayed on the street despite Floral Park holding a "Freedom Fest" July 3rd nearby, despite pleasant moms and dads walking their dogs around Santa Clara daily, despite the protestations of residents who insist their 'hood is perfect whenever I write about them here.

Contents the same as Don Papi Pulido's plans to better Santa Ana...
Contents the same as Don Papi Pulido's plans to better Santa Ana...

FUNNY!

The diaper from a different angle:

Facing west on Santa Clara, just before Flower Street...
Facing west on Santa Clara, just before Flower Street...

YEAH!


What's the excuse, Floral Park residents? How can you allow a soiled diaper to stay on your neighborhood's main drag for five days? Shit, I don't think even the Minnie Street neighborhood tolerates that. Aren't ustedes supposedly the shining civic examples to which the rest of SanTana--scratch that, the rest of the county--should mimic? Where's your civic pride, or at least a dust pan? Inquiring minds want to know!

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