Miguel A. Pulido

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Santa Ana Officials Seek to Make Even More Money off Immigrant Detainees in City Jail Contract with ICE

    The Orange County May Day Coalition (OCMDC) is all set and ready to go for its annual march in SanTana. Marking International Workers' Day, the downtown demonstration kicks off a political campaign with a familiar goal--ending the city's collaboration and contract with Immigration and Customs Enforc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Mayors of Newport Beach and Santa Ana Devise Plan to Keep Some Fire Pits in Newps: Update

    See Update No. 2 on page 2 about a proposal from the mayors of Santa Ana and Newport Beach to reduce the number of fire rings in the beach city and convert some remaining into cleaner-burning pits. Update No. 1 on the next page is about air-quality regulators softening their hardline stance before t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Newport Beach and Huntington Beach React Differently to Fire Pit Pollution Findings

    Call it "A Tale of Two City Takeaways:" Newport Beach and Huntington Beach's mayors, at opposite ends on whether to remove fire rings along their beaches, heard--and reacted differently to--state data indicating what's emitted from a pit over one evening equals the pollution spewed by a heavy duty d ... More >>

  • Food

    January 31, 2013

    The Orange County Beer Trail

    A map to all of our fine craft breweries, liquor stores and pubs pouring the good stuff!

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    January 3, 2012

    Art Pedroza Launches New Orange County Politics Blog; "Faggots" Scandal Emerges

    ​[UPDATED 1-7-2012 with notes at the end.] For seven years up to 2010, Libertarian-leaning Art Pedroza often dominated Orange County's political blogosphere by breaking news and offering biting commentary on area politicians, journalists and activists.Along the way, Pedroza picked up plenty of rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    2011 Bob Dornan Scary OC Hall of Fame Inductee: Barbara Coe!

    ​No one except Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Friend of the Taliban) in Orange County history has consistently proven to be scarier over a longer period of time than California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe--and even Dana has had flashes of sanity in his Bedlam brain. Shit, ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    [UPDATED with TV Star's Plea to End Santa Ana Zoo Rides:] OC Fair Begins and So Does Elephant Protest

    ​UPDATE, JULY 19, 7:29 A.M.: Constance Marie played Angie Lopez on ABC's George Lopez sitcom, and she's now Regina Vasquez on ABC Family's Switched at Birth.She's using her celebrity to issue this plea to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido: Fire Have Trunk Will Travel as the elephant ride contractor at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Downtown Santa Ana Is Happening--No Way!

    ​I'm a bit late on my reading, and I just encountered Adam Elmahrek's 10-years-too-late story on downtown Santa Ana's happening scene for the Voice of OC. I like Elmahrek a lot--his coverage of Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Miguel Pulido is nearly as brutal as ours--but this reads like one of those stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Santa Ana Zoo Urged to Cut Ties with Elephant Ride Contractor in Wake of Abuse Alleged in Video

    Jay Brockman/OC Weekly​An animal rights group is urging the city of Santa Ana to break ties with the supplier of elephants for a Santa Ana Zoo ride after allegations the same company abused a mammal that appears in the recent film Water for Elephants starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Is Mike Harrah Cheating at One Broadway Plaza in Santa Ana?

    Michael F. Harrah's towering project swallows a Viagra.​You may recall the last time I addressed the issue of real-estate developer Mike Harrah's contentious efforts to build Orange County's largest commercial building, the proposed 37-story One Broadway Plaza in Santa Ana.Here was my July 22, 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Woman Got Welfare Illegally for 9 Kids Comment by REALIST58: I wonder how many Aurelia Ramirez's there are per square mile in California, a million anchor babies brings is killing this great nation. :(After the anchor baby rip off is finally taken away we need to go after the Asian comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Two Teens Shot in Legs in Santa Ana Drive-By Comment by ASHTONSMOM2009: Santa Ana? doesnt surprise me . . . they just need to blow up this city and get rid of the trash!!Comment by FIGHTFORFREEDOM: Dance Dance Dance!Comment by REDDYNEDDY: FELIZ ANO NUEVO . . . yeaeeeehaaaaaa!Comment by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Federal Judge Grants Partial Victory for Liberal OC in its Pissing Match Against Orange Juice! But Calls Boths Sides "Childish"

    ​In perhaps the greatest waste of a courtroom in this county since the Rocco trial, a federal judge has sided with the Liberal OC in its lawsuit against the Orange Juice! blog. But U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter was hardly sympathetic to the Liberal OC."This case tells the story of an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Charo to Papi Pulido: Stop Santa Ana Zoo Elephant Rides

    Charo--you know, of "coochie-coochie" fame--has sent a letter to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido urging him to stop elephant rides at the city-operated Santa Ana Zoo."Ay-yi-yi yeem whiting tu jew tu bane ..."Okay, that thick Spanish accent ain't working for me either. Let's drop it, shall we?

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Happy 10-10-10 to you.​Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Inaugural CleanTech OC Conference Should Have Been Better Attended

    ​If attendees took anything other than swag away from the inaugural CleanTech OC Conference & Expo in Irvine Monday, it was this: the green revolution is back, baby. After a red hot 2008, the clean technology industry was battered for a spell by the recession, but banks are back to lending, ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:They've fallen and we can't get upGet paid about three times the normal rate for a city government job. Move into a taxpayer subsidized apartment. The catch? Well, you've got to vote to keep the city's incumbent politicians in power, reports the Los Angeles Times on the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    News highlights include:Relax, sir. It's only .000034 percent of your wealth.​Is OC's Biggest Billionaire Stingy?Two of Donald L. Bren's children are expected to take their father to court this week in Los Angeles in hopes of winning $800,000 in retroactive monthly child support payments because, ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010

    Boss Mike Harrah

    [Moxley Confidential] Santa Ana sends a message to One Broadway Plaza's developer: Anything you say, sir

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Will "Rule of Law" City Costa Mesa Soon Border "Sanctuary City" Santa Ana?​Pretty soon, you may be able to stand on the Santa Ana-Costa Mesa border and place one foot in a so-called "sanctuary city" and the other in a so-called "rule of law city."A new Facebook group has formed in support of making Santa Ana a sanctuar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Taco Truck Commissary Connected to Santa Ana Mayor Robbed!

    Pulido, at rest in his hacienda...​Over the weekend, two men walked into Able Food Services in SanTana, took out guns from a briefcase, and made off with $8,000 in cold, hard, taco-scented cash. See, what the Orange County Register didn't report was that Able Food is a commissary for some of SanTa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Santa Ana Mayor-for-Life Miguel Pulido Now an Aztlanista?

    Pulido: The New Emiliano Zapata?​Is the world coming to an end? Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico, volcanic ashes creating havoc--and now, SanTana Mayor Don Papi Pulido joining wabs in not only condemning Arizona's anti-illegals SB1070, but bringing forth a resolution to oppose it AND vote for its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Reader Comments Funnier Than Register Stories on Slimy Santa Ana Mayor Pulido, Great Park Balloon Parachute Jumper

    On loan from the Gustavo Arellano Collection Horse trader​Funny:Doug Irving of the Orange County Register on Monday reports that Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido voted on a project involving his former business clients. It's a solid report, although it read much better the first time it ran, as the J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Letter Response: Food Trucks Still Aren't Evil

    Wendy Bryan of Santa Ana, thank you for writing ("All In La Familia", Letters, Oct. 12). At least someone cared enough to write in about the article alleging impropriety on Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido's part; that said, I have some problems with your statements about food trucks in general.​

  • Columns

    February 4, 2010
  • News

    January 28, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    Imaginary U.S. Map Leaves OC Intact

    ​Democrats around the nation are feeling a lot of ire at America's electoral system lately. Even though Dems have still got a 59-41 majority in the U.S. Senate, the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown means they won't be able to get health-care reform--which was crazy-close to being p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    OC, Regional and State Officials Descend on Washington D.C.

    ​Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will be at the National Sheriff's Association winter conference in Washington, D.C., this week--just one of several local, regional and state officials heading to the nation's capital."Sheriff Hutchens will have her notepad out; she'll host the Sheriff's Asso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    No Ace with Taxes: Santa Ana Mayor Don Papi Pulido and His Family Muffler Shop

    There is perhaps no business more fundamental to an Orange County politico's creation myth than Ace Muffler Shop, on First Street in downtown SanTana and belonging to the family of SanTana Mayor Don Papi "Miguel" Pulido. It was the city's planned demolishing of Ace Muffler through eminent domain tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Where Were Santa Ana Officials at Ceremony for Fallen Hero of Iraq War?

    You may have missed it in the comments to this post, but someone going by the handle "cook", who apparently attended the plaque unveiling ceremony for fallen hero Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor at the Walk of Honor Plaza in Santa Ana Thursday morning, poses an interesting que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Will Obama's Stimulus Plan Help Make the OC Great Park a Reality?

    Calling the action "momentous," the Great Park Corp. Board of Directors voted unanimously today to recommend the Irvine City Council adopt the Great Park Design Studio's Comprehensive Park Plan, the final planning piece required before the building phase can begin--as soon as March 20--on the ambiti ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    And the Winner is...Papi Pulido!

    Last week, we asked ustedes to pick a nickname for SanTana Mayor Miguel Pulido, who's increasingly taking on the airs of a Latin American dictator. And the winner is...Papi Pulido! Personally, we liked El Caudillo Pulido better 'cause that would've allowed us to commission a portrait of Papi Pulid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    The Renaissance Blob in Santa Ana's Redevelopment Plan

    Today, a chingo of SanTana residents met at State Senator Lou Correa's office to discuss the Renaissance Specific Plan, which seeks to transform the city's downtown in a good (according to proponents) or gentrifying-Mexicans-outta-there (says opponents) way. I'm sure the other SanTana blogs--specifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Renaissance Blob Didn't Always Exist

    Earlier today, we wrote about the Renaissance Blob, the strange drawing of boundaries in SanTana's Renaissance redevelopment plan that weaved around properties operated by the families of Mayor Miguel Pulido and councilmember Vince Sarmiento. In a comment, Liberal OC blogger/SanTana planning commiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Orange Juice Makes Weekly Look Smart

    A couple of weeks ago, this paper named the SanTana-leaning Orange Juice the county's best blog because it represents the best qualities of the blogosphere: scoops, jocularity, personality, with a bit of libel and bad graphics thrown in. And some paranoid arrogance, we thought, after bloggers Sean M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    A broken clock is right more often than Rohrabacher: Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    What did the OC billionaire do when the wife was away? Computer-chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III won big in a 1998 public stock offering for his Broadcom Corp., and to celebrate, he built an extravagant $30 million underground “personal brothel” at his Laguna Hills estate. That's according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2007

    Bizarro World (Immigrant Beatdown Edition)

    Last year, I wrote a piece comparing the different responses that OC and LA law enforcement officials took with the pro-amnesty marches. My, how the times have changed. Now it's the LAPD putting the beatdown on activists, just like their OC counterparts last year, while OC's finest just looked on. N ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Having a Latino Mayor of Santa Ana

    Seemed like a good idea at the time . . .

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    Fat in SanTana and Loving It!

    As everyone knows, many Mexicans are fat and nowhere is this more evident than SanTana, which according to the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, has some of the most obese people in the state. Fighting the good fight against fat is the bad-ass non-profit, Latino Health Access, but they'v ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 24, 2005
  • Features

    February 17, 2005

    Next Stop: Immobility

    An A to Z Guide to Surviving the Death/Pause/Sunshine of the CenterLine

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    You Have To Be Afraid

    Orange Trustee Rocco Unveils The Partnership

  • Columns

    September 30, 2004
  • News

    August 12, 2004

    The Lunch From Hill

    That stench coming from Irvine City Hall? Its convicted felonand energy lobbyistFrank Hill

  • News

    December 25, 2003
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    December 18, 2003
  • Columns

    November 6, 2003
  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Pete Wilson on Steroids

    Cruz Bustamante on Arnold Schwarzenegger, the GOP and John and Ben

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