Santa Ana Appears Closer To Missle Test

20060429_0027a.jpgCosta Mesa intelligence officials have confirmed that Santa Ana has deployed – and may have begun fueling – a long range missile believed capable of striking targets as far away as Los Angeles. It is unclear, however, whether Santa Ana’s move is a reaction to headline grabbing by other regional players (e.g., Irvine’s recent negotiations with China or Anaheim’s attempt to retain control over the (no longer Mighty) Ducks), or is a serious attempt to extort concessions in upcoming county budget talks.

Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach cautioned Santa Ana that any missile test would bring serious consequences, up to and including sanctions. “Every day busloads of our school children visit the Santa Ana Zoo, the Discovery Science Center and the Bowers Museum — pumping hundreds of dollars into their economy!” an unnamed source close to the Newport Beach mayor’s office said Tuesday. “This is probably just another attempt to shake down commuter traffic on the 5 freeway.”

Others, citing the simmering border conflicts between Santa Ana and Costa Mesa, point to darker motives. A senior member of Costa Mesa planning department noted that “Santa Ana is still smarting over Costa Mesa’s development north of the 405. They’ve long coveted the South Coast Plaza. Sure, they have the Main Place Mall — but the real high end traffic prefers the Nordstom at the South Coast Plaza, not to mention Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue.”

Santa Ana officials could not be reached for comment.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mike Randall (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    Quick, go hide in the emeregency bunker under Disneyland!

    (Funny Post Miles)

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