October 24, 2010 | 9:45am
Local news highlights include:
Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stance
The editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself
for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our freedom values perspective," the Reg
folks opined, Tran is superior to Loretta Sanchez, the incumbent who has supported Democratic policies that have "damaged the country." On Fiorina: "Californians deserve a change." On Whitman: She "is focused, no-nonsense." They also picked sides on all the state propositions, but declared their view on the pro-marijuana one as "pending."
The rotting of America, part 634
A group of Los Angeles sheriff's deputies apparently desperate for a group sadomasochistic, homosexual experience have been accused of pulling a jail inmate out of his cell, yanking down his underwear to expose his genitals and pepper-spraying the man's penis and anus, according to a story by Robert Faturechi of the Times
. Not surprised? Right, well, sexually-demented deputies obviously is not the breaking news here. Here's what is: Sheriff Lee Baca says he will no longer wait for a district attorney's office probe into such complaints because the DA's office is lazy or uninterested. Baca's says he's going to do his own internal affairs investigation
. The deputies' union objects.
Yes, sign here and you'll get a badge, a gun, pepper spray and sadomasochistic experiences with trapped, nude men.
Awkward: Son and Daddy Schuller.
Above the law?
Oh, you gotta love it: The folks at Friends For Fullerton's Future blog recently caught a man stealing campaign signs. That's a crime and they've got the photographic proof
. Even better, the man drove off in a van registered to a business tied to city council candidate Roland Chi. Oops. This could present a problem. OC prosecutorial heavyweights Mike and Susan Kang Schroeder back Chi. Will the thief get a pre-election pass?
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly