[Rebecca Lara describes her husband's writing as a combination of humor and arsenic. I think there's a little satire too, but it wouldn't be funny if there wasn't some truth as well. Enjoy this week's contribution from the Rossmoor side of the Great Divide:]
(Rossmoor, 1/28/2013, by Dave Lara:) The Rossmoor Community Service District is in the process of placing a sign that reads “Rossmoor” on the corner of Los Alamitos Boulevard and Katella.
Instead of a sign, many Rossmoor Residents wanted a large cross and mirrors. It is a known fact that a cross and mirrors will chase away vampires, evil spirits and Los Alamitos Politicians.
For the past 30 years, I have kept the secret I was sworn to by an RHA Board Member. I know about the Code of Silence but I feel that it is time to bring it out in the open.
After a resident closes escrow on a home in Rossmoor and they have become an official Rossmoor Resident the following information is provided: “Don’t trust the City of Los Alamitos. We don’t like them!”
Before you feel hurt and take up arms, I must point out that the residents of Rossmoor distrust the City of Los Alamitos and their politicians. They have nothing personal against the individual residents of Los Alamitos.
Whenever Rossmoor Residents gather for a barbecue, the subject of the City of Los Alamitos frequently comes up.
Many residents watch Channel 3, the Public Access Station to keep tract of the Los Alamitos Council Meetings. Besides the sheer entertainment of politician disputes, they frequently leak out information concerning their wanting to invade the territory of Rossmoor.
Many of Rossmoor Residents have gone undercover and have secretively attended Los Alamitos City Council Meetings to gain knowledge of any pending invasion of Rossmoor’s territory.
Residents have suggested to the RHA Neighborhood Watch Program to place watch towers in the backyards of residents along Ruth Elaine Drive who can view across the enemy’s white line never to be crossed on Katella Boulevard. These residents sometimes dawned green shrubbery and camouflage hats while peering over their backyard walls with binoculars (above).
When did this dispute start? Did it start with the Hatfields and McCoys?
All I know is that a year ago, the City of Los Alamitos decided that they wanted to annex the fourth corner on Katella and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Rossmoor Residents call the corner the Fish Company Corner. The very thought that the City of Los Alamitos would be crossing the “White Line” on Katella Boulevard was more than Rossmoor Residents could tolerate.
Rossmoor Residents organized public meetings to discuss what actions could be taken against the City of Los Alamitos. These meetings were public if you knew the secret address, time and were able to give the password.
Identification cards with Rossmoor addresses had to be displayed. At the meeting, there was a discussion about bringing some muscle from Detroit and confronting the Los Alamitos City Council. It was felt that Rossmoor could make the City of Los Alamitos an offer they couldn’t refuse.
A Rossmoor Resident who is an attorney suggested that the residents of Rossmoor boycott all the businesses of Los Alamitos. He stated that the boycott would bring the City of Los Alamitos to their knees!