About the Dispatch

  Your largest investments – home and family - may be in Mission Viejo.  Hopefully the Dispatch will be a valuable and enjoyable way for you to stay alert to community affairs surrounding that investment.  Newspapers, television and radio no longer devote adequate resources for competent coverage in our wonderful community. The traditional news media has abandoned its role for basic investigative reporting about local matters.

   Timely information is important.  Poor judgments at city hall, often influenced by special interests, are cited for leading to increased housing density, a gradual decline in the beauty and character of many neighborhoods, a degrading of the city’s aesthetic standards for commercial signage, a lack of city influence and leadership in regional matters, poor negotiations, and a lack of protection for open government.  This resource will allow residents to analyze the actions in our city and react when appropriate.

    All articles are written by me, but reader comments are encouraged.  Letters or comments written by others will be attributed by showing their first and last names. Comments can be viewed by clicking the title of the article or the word “Comments” in small type at the very end of each story.  Use the Reply window to submit your thoughts. 

   Thanks for your participation with the Mission Viejo Dispatch.

Brad Morton, Editor


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane Greenwood November 18, 2007 at 7:33 pm

I would also like to commend Brad for reviving the Dispatch. The Saddleback Valley News is good for lining a rabbit hutch or training a puppy these days, and not much more
And, going in front of the City Council to comment is like speaking to a brick wall. The personal approach in media and on our council seems to be a thing of the past in our city. Even our city sign is going hi-tech and impersonal.
Thank you, Brad, for giving the citizens a place to keep abreast of the real news in Mission Viejo, and a place to voice their thoughts and opinions.
Diane Greenwood
30 year resident of Mission Viejo

Mileen Holland November 20, 2007 at 3:59 am

I will enjoy reading the Dispatch. And (especially) the comments to the stories. Remember when each week, the SVN contained all kinds of letters to the editor, poking and prodding the Council about all sorts of things? I remember the passionate letters in the SVN way back when the MV Company was trying to oust Bob Curtis! Anyone else remember? Now the SVN is pretty dull. Let’s get the lively discourse going again! I think it’s more effective NOT to yammer on in front of the Council, but to put your ideas IN PRINT. The Council reads more than they listen. And let’s face it, the audience is bigger. Hope your e-mail list grows and grows.

Vivian Frerichs July 12, 2008 at 5:59 am

Wow– I learned about events by reading the Dispatch that I hadn’t read or heard about anywhere else! I love the “Goings On” section. Please add me to the list to receive regular notifications about new editions of the MV Dispatch.
-Vivian Frerichs, 25-year MV resident

Haya Sakadjian December 15, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for the Snow!!!

Eleanor Flores October 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

I just found your website today, it is a great way to keep informed on my city’s events and post comments. Thank you for your postings.

Leave a Comment