Is the DA's Office Race a One-Man Show?

[Moxley Confidential] Plus, Costa Mesa's cop-conspiracy case is on pause

John C. Manly, Righeimer's lawyer and the attorney who has for years won lawsuits against pedophile priests and their defenders in the Catholic Church hierarchy, says he expects Andler's crucial ruling "any day."

[Update: At a March 5 hearing, the judge granted a Righeimer demand for Lanzillo to sit for a four-hour deposition in coming weeks.]

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Bob Aul


California's Democrats enjoy total control of the state and are scheduled to party March 7 through 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The theme is "Renewing California By Advancing Our Values," but the biggest focus will be how to retain the governor's mansion and supermajorities in the legislature.

The party's elected officials and activists will meet in workshops and training sessions, plus hear from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, both of whom will be keynote speakers on Saturday. Others who plan to attend include Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris and Gavin Newson.

It's not clear what role Orange County Democrats will play in the convention, although Sharon Quirk-Silva's Fullerton Assembly seat is expected to be one of the hottest contested in the state this year. GOP strategists believe they underestimated Quirk-Silva, a teacher by profession, in 2012 and don't plan to repeat the mistake. In a huge upset, she toppled incumbent Republican Chris Norby by more than 5,500 votes. During her stint in Sacramento, she has worked to create a moderate voting record.

Republicans hope self-styled "very conservative" Young Kim can block Quirk-Silva's second term in the 65th Assembly district seat and, in the process, derail Democratic Party hopes for continued supermajority status that renders the GOP powerless. Last year, Kim raised $382,000—about $50,000 less than her opponent—but she isn't lacking chutzpah. She has predicted victory over the Democrat, saying, "I'll kick her butt."

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TRUTH. The whole truth and nothing but the truth is what we need to look closely at when considering re-electing Mr. Tony Rackauckas. He has a history of good and not so good (as do we all), but lately I suggest his competency for good judgment is in question. Perhaps for the sake of Mr. Rackauckas we should NOT re-elect him.

There is a time for all good men to step aside and let another attorney that has shown himself capable to take over. I think that time has come. I have a fondness for sports but even I would consider it cruel to put an old horse that was once a grand champion on a race track. I’m not calling Mr. Rackauckas an old hag just that there are better choices to be had.

A possible reason Tony had no opponents in the past is because of the respect his colleagues have for the man (not a bad thing). In sports time demands retirement like that of Michael Jordan to whom many hated to see leave the basketball COURT. I’m sure that can also be true of the OCDA that has held his position for so long. Think about it…even our county supervisors have to leave their seats after a couple of terms. Tony’s had a good long run.

Now about competency and sound judgment. Tony went after violating the constitutional rights of citizens that have been through the grinder of probation and parole from going into parks, beaches and harbors. This was a massive waist of both staff time and money. He could make a better impact by supporting educational measures than punitive ones. Either his knowledge of the law is lacking or the understanding of it’s real purpose and function. Either way as a DA he should know better.

Another example: Why would the DA. take a murder case recently to which he flopped? Although he is an attorney and can do such but as DA isn’t his position more that of a leader and administrator? It would be like having our sheriff standing on the corner giving out parking tickets. Can she do it? Yes, would she be as proficient as her staff that does it every day? Probably not. Again we need a DA that exercises good judgment. TRUTH

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In case it helps Superior Court Judge Gail A. Andler, the criminally filthy behavior alleged in this lawsuit IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE WITNESSED Orange County, CA law enforcement commit since before Loretta Sanchez was a member of Congress. It would seem to me that using Orange County CA resident taxpayer dollars by men of law and under oath to deliberately target and harm US born American citizens within the territory of the United States is illegal.

If Orange County, CA has reached a state of such moral depravity that this sort of criminal filth is OK, I would suggest you invest in reinforced umbrellas because a tsunami of world vomit will one day descend upon you.


Assuming TRack does not have a challenger for the upcoming DA election, 16 years of pay to play politics is a disgrace to the U.S. justice system.  Anyone who is not a member of the inner GOP circle in the OC might as well pack it up and get out of town as ongoing patterns of corruption will only destroy more lives. 

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"Pack it up and get out of town" ???

Every Orange County CA political / law enforcement leadership sociopaths' wet dream.