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- An Open Letter to Anti-Gentrification Activists in Santa Ana Who Now Support Pendeja Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez Dear Anti-Gentrifiers: Crazy times in SanTana, ¿qué no? Didja hear about the Brave New Urbanist who just slammed Fourth Street's quinceañera shops? ¡Qué pendejo!But tonight, something even crazier happened: a chingo of you went before the SanTana City Council and, instead of blasting councilwoman Claudia Alvarez for her […]
- 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 from Beirut. In fact, most of […]
- 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 the robo-calls infiltrating SanTana […]
- Sympathy for the Devil In a March 28 defense of uncontrolled real-estate development, Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut featured an "unapologetic" Ray Watson, millionaire vice chairman of the Irvine Company, the county's most insatiable developer. Watson and Greenhut mocked "the foes of [urban] sprawl," claiming the "do-gooders" have […]
- Mayor Moonbeam, Meet Donald Bren Photo by Jack GouldThe longest-running feud in Orange County has pitted the insatiable Irvine Co. and its associates against Larry Agran, the city of Irvine's veteran progressive politician. Since the 1980s, the developers have called Agran "onerous . . . disingenuous . . . lunarly . . . evil." They have labeled him "Mayor […]
- [UPDATED with No Quorum?] Occupy-Type Protest Planned Tonight Over $158 Million “Bailout” for Anaheim Hotels UPDATE, JAN. 31, 10:58 A.M.: What if you threw an Occupy-type protest over $158 million in taxpayer handouts being given to a hotel developer and no one showed up to hear it? That could become a reality tonight should three Anaheim City Council members who last week approved tax subsidies to the GardenWalk hotel partnership play hooky […]