Robert Bisno

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2009

    From the Mixed-Up Bankrupcty Filing of Mr. Robert Bisno

    Bisno: Doesn't pay bills‚ÄčA source sent us the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Robert Bisno, the man who essentially bought an election for SanTana Mayor Don Papi Pulido's regime by pouring tens of thousands of dollars into a campaign that extended term limits for the SanTana city council. Maybe th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Getting Ripped Off By Bland Food at Geisha House

    I've eaten at restaurants where the bill came to more than $300 for two (the late, great Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel). Where the buffet cost $100 for two (Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel again). Over $100 for omakase for one (Hanamori). Many other places too expensive and too superflu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Robert Bisno Starting to Unload SanTana Holdings?

    Walk by the CityPlace lofts during the night, and you'll quickly reach for your cell phone for illumination. The SanTana development, created by controversial grease-a-palm developer Robert Bisno, is a spectacular disaster; lofts that once went for $700,000 are now going for half that rate, if not m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    The Real Taco Adobe Now Offers Breakfast, is As Delicious as Ever

    Don't get confused by Google when you search for Taco Adobe. The website might say it's in SanTana but gives you an Orange address, and that's partially true. See, owners Patricio Dillon and Marco Esqueda ran their SanTana location for a couple of years before opening another in Old Towne Orange.The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Bisno-ess Not So Good For Controversial SanTana Developer

    "What is it about SanTana's power structure that attracts them to moron landlords?" I wondered out loud as a friend drove up Broadway. We passed by a meticulously landscaped building--pretty really. But when it was owned by mega-landlord Mike Harrah a couple of years ago, the structure seemed pulled ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Strangest Sight of the Night...

    The "No on Measure D" sign on a fenced-off area of the City Place lofts in North SanTana. City Place's developer? Robert Bisno, who gave $40,000 to the Yes on Measure D efforts. Not only does God have a sense of humor, he protects it via the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Somebody is Reading Jennifer Delson

    We've always been big fans of Los Angeles Times SanTana reporter Jennifer Delson because her stories are how journalism should be: hard-hitting, about unserved communities, and making a difference. And her skills have never been more evident than this past weekend, when Delson wrote a piece about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Correction Regarding Robert Bisno's Influence on Santa Ana Politics

    We must apologize for two huge errors we made in our recent post regarding developer Robert Bisno's campaign contribution love affair with SanTana councilmember Claudia Alvarez. We had reported that Bisno and his friends contributed $36,300 to her failed 2006 Assembly race, but we were grossly off. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    None of His Bisno-iss

    Only in SanTana can an effort to impose term limits on Papi Pulido transform into a ballot measure to extend term limits for councilmembers. But that's exactly what happened with Measure D, which SanTana voters will decide on February 5 and is one of the most laughable pieces of crap to grace Orange ... More >>