George Pla

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    (UPDATED) Santa Ana's Grand Choo Choo Conspiracy Reaches End Game

    At least John Huston was a classy villain...‚Äč(*Updated, with new info on the bottom. Post originally published August 1...)At the end of the day yesterday--a Friday-- whoever's in charge of compiling the agenda for the SanTana City Council slipped the following item into the consent calendar: GO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    SanTana's Designated Choo-Choo Builder Cordoba As Controversy-Ridden as They Come

    Spurious GeorgeAs we predicted, Don Papi Pulido and his SanTana City Puppets rewarded Cordoba Corporation over more-qualified candidates with a contract to head a proposed streetcar project because of Cordoba head George Pla's many SanTana connections. Doug Irving of the Orange County Register had a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Santa Ana City Council to Put Fix in on Trolley Project Tonight

    It's been almost to the year since I last wrote about how the SanTana City Council would most likely award a light-rail contract to Cordoba Corporation, a company whose president George Pla sits on the SanTana Business Bank alongside councilmember Busty Bustamante. I theorized a scam of Chinatown-es ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Jerry, Be Wary

    AG Brown: Investigate Santa Ana Renaissance Plan's conflict-of-influenza, por favor

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Icky Vicky and the Renaissance Plan

    Yesterday, we promised to investigate why SanTana officials were so adamant in redrawing the boundaries for its much-vaunted Renaissance Plan so that planning commissioner Victoria Bentacourt could vote it. Actually, we knew what we wanted to write, but there were football games to watch, broder! Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    The Fix is In (Santa Ana Edition)

    Remember my post yesterday, where I theorized out loud about how SanTana councilmember Carlos Bustamante could greatly benefit if Cordoba Corporation (headed by major contributor and fellow Santa Ana Business Bank director George Pla) ever got a contract with the city to develop a mass transit syste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Santa Ana's Grand Choo Choo Conspiracy: The Carlos Bustamante Connection

    Final post in our Carlos Bustamante conflict-of-influenza series--for now... All this week we've focused on Carlos Bustamante, the SanTana councilmember who gladly takes money from people seeking something from the city, then votes favorably for his donors. Some readers have wondered about my focus ... More >>