About

I began this blog in July of 2009 to cover local news. I wrote about a coffee shop, the opening of a new movie, road repairs, and the dedication of a new fire station. Then I turned my focus in a new direction (attempting my first novel) and the blog languished. One story, though, refused to die — Chevron’s proposal to develop the last of their played-out oil fields in West Coyote Hills. After years of contention, public meetings, marches through the streets of downtown Fullerton, negotiations, lawsuits, and finally a petition drive, the city council last night decided to put the matter to a city-wide vote in the 2012 election. I figure that gives me a year to blog the heck out of the issue, ponder all the questions I have in my own mind about it, an maybe clarify a few things for some of you too.

That means that I’ll finally doing what most people thought I meant to do in the first place, blog about the development (or preservation) of West Coyote Hills.

I can be reached at CindyCotter@gmail.com.

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2 responses to “About

  1. Judy Merry

    Thanks for keeping us informed. I love the firestation story – your historical approach with the various mayors quotes, then some hint of the political/legal complications, and the BEST PART – A FIREPOLE! My mind raced to – a dalmation?

    Will you be telling us about Beach and Imperial? My husband was caught in Vons for an age and finally just went West on imperial while they were moving on of the poles.

    Thanks for being there!
    Judy

    • Drat, I’ve been meaning to do a story about all the work along Imperial for weeks, but something else always gets in the way. Lately it’s been ghosts. My daughter is doing a documentary about ghost hunters for a class at Fullerton College, and I help tote equipment around. Thanks for lighting a fire under me. Maybe this will be the week for smart streets, sound walls and bike paths.

      As for the dalmation, no. I asked. No dog. šŸ™‚
      –Cindy

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