It’s a bad deal. Thanks to the work of the Mayor, activists and media (eventually), it has been established that the framework for the new deal between Angels owner Arte Moreno and Anaheim is an unnecessary hit to the taxpayer. But here is the problem: the new deal was approved by a 4-1 vote and support for the framework remains solid. The majority voting block on the Anaheim City Council is not known to bow to public pressure and all among them have good reasons to feel secure in their positions. Continue reading
The Stadium Land Lease
Every Anaheim resident owns an equal share in the land surrounding Angels Stadium. The 155-acre property lies in the heart of Orange County, a burgeoning metropolitan area. It is situated at the intersection of three freeways and is adjacent to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, known as ARTIC, a principle transportation hub opening in 2014. The surrounding area is dominated by major attractions, including: Disneyland, California Adventure, the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Such a disposition makes the property, with or without the Stadium, prime real estate and a major potential source of revenue for the city. Continue reading
“I want to quit smoking,” pleaded Paul Wells of 23 years of age. He was five when he, his brother and sister arrived in the United States from Poland after a long adoption process.
He had it all, a wonderful adoptive mother, the nation safest city to live in, an excellent high school inIrvine, new friend and relatives. However, his life took a bad shift when he lit his first cigarette. It never crossed in his mind that as teenager he would be so hooked on cigarettes. Continue reading
A few years ago, in one of my weekly columns in the Daily Pilot, I brought the idea of creating a hot spot at Triangle Square. Back then it made sense, and it still makes sense today.
Black night/olive branch pizza has decided to move operations from E. 17th Street to the Triangle inCosta Mesa. Triangle owners chopped off the Square word because, I guess, it sounds too lame or because it isn’t square enough to be called that way.
Now, does it mean that with another restaurant bar the number of drunk people will increase in Costa Mesa? Well, some community activists in the east side think that it will, and they are already making some fuss about it. I’m sure they are promising they will fight back once the project gets to the City Council later this year. Continue reading