The Anaheim City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last week that imposes a ban on camping in parks and other public spaces while allowing for the confiscation of property deemed "abandoned" and $40,000 for the early opening of the Fullerton Armory Emergency Shelter during the winter to show t ... More >>
Man, what a mess of a city Anaheim has become, from trigger-happy cops to race-baiting (and censorious) Latino yaktivists to a bunch of dopes on the Anaheim City Council save for Mayor Tom Tait, who's supposed to be the conservative among the bunch and is increasingly being ostracized to the crappy ... More >>
Exposing the bowdlerizing of local history by politicians and the lords of OC has been this infernal rag raison d'etre since its founding, and while we've seen some whoppers over the years (discredited blogger Matt Cunningham denying that he ever outed sex-abuse victims despite the fact he did, the ... More >>
Anaheim councilwoman Kris Murray is one of those hilarious Republicans who insist we live in a color-blind society, who rail at people who bring up race as Aztlanistas and political opportunists--and who turn around and do the same thing when politically convenient and decry any criticism as racism. ... More >>
Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now
Most serious discussions emanating from the Anaheim City Council chambers of late involve bulls on parade, but Councilwoman Lorri Galloway carved out some time Tuesday night to talk about elephants on parade, calling for a city ordinance to ban the use of exotic animals within city limits. Though br ... More >>
People should've been suspicious of Anaheim City Council candidate Steve Lodge long before he decided to rebrand himself as Steve Chavez Lodge in a callous bid for disenfranchised Mexi voters. He's endorsed by former Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle and arch-pedophile-protector apologist Matt Cunningham ( ... More >>
If you need any further proof of how deluded the lords of Anaheim are, look no further than Bill O'Connell. He's one of the developers who successfully lobbied the Anaheim City Council to pass a controversial measure that allows him and his partner to collect 80 percent of the city's bed tax for the ... More >>
Back in March, I broke the news that a coalition of groups was going to sue the Anaheim City Council into asking them to carve up voting for councilmembers by wards in the city, or get taken to court over it. At the time, some of OC's liberal class got pissed at me for revealing what they were caref ... More >>
Families of police-shooting victims protest their plight
See update at the end of post where newly appointed Anaheim City Manager Bob Wigenroth makes a recommendation for the City Council.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 8:00 A.M. As Fullerton residents anxiously awaited their City Council recall results on Tuesday night, a group of about a dozen pro ... More >>
At one point in modern Orange County history Anaheim's Tom Daly was considered the biggest rising star in the local Democratic Party.That sentiment ended in 1996 with the stunning emergence of Loretta Sanchez, then an unknown character who toppled legendary, Republican Congressman Robert K. Dorna ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 17, 9:32 A.M.: Fourteen-year-old Jacqueline Martinez of Anaheim has been found and an arrest has been made, according to the official Find Jackie Martinez Facebook page.More details coming . . .UPDATE, NOV. 10, 4:03 P.M.: The official Find Jackie Martinez Facebook page has posted det ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
Pauly: PendejaColor me jaded, cynical, or wayyyyy too in to be able to see from the outside, but I'm shocked that the anti-Muslim* rally that happened last week in Yorba Linda has made the national news. Write-ups in Salon, Good, and other national publications? Really? Sure, part of it is that t ... More >>
Whenever it's time to fill my ballot, I usually like to sprinkle my votes to the Green and Libertarian parties (with an occasional nod to the Peace and Freedom freaks)--usually because the politics of those two groups better fit my personal stances, but also because I refuse to vote for any OC-ba ... More >>
Another famous Mickey impersonator...The race for Anaheim City Council--both for the council positions opening up, and the mayoral seat that two-term mayor Curt Pringle is about to vacate before getting rich off of trying to bring high-speed rail to California--took a turn for the weird last week ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Plus, Free Moral Agents going on tour, Mike Vallely produces a music/skate fest
The national media is starting to send its reporters to our sordid little burb, specifically the 47th Congressional District, where incumbent Loretta Sanchez is facing her first true challenger ever in State Assemblymember Van Tran. Politico did an okay job; the Los Angeles Times published a retr ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Mundanities of celeb life include Hurley on Weezer's cover, Mike Ness selling homes
Fourth District supervisor candidate Shawn Nelson says he, not GOP opponent Harry Sidhu, is a kindred spirit with tea partiers. Example: A big public-employees' union hates him
Whoa! They're moving the Sydney Opera House to Anaheim!Oh wait, no. That's the newly approved design for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, a.k.a. ARTIC.On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council awarded architecture firm Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK with the contract to design and lay the ... More >>
Michael J. Schroeder, one of California's most effectiveRepublican Party operatives, has been telling me for months that he's finally tiring of politics and is eager for a new challenge--something more enjoyable. What's been catching Schroeder's interest? Go ahead and guess.No. Killing liberals ... More >>
One of the first investigative series I wrote was on Gigante Supermarkets, a multibillion-dollar Mexican chain that wanted to open a store in Anaheim in order to conquer local Latino households. Its efforts made national headlines because this multinational cried the race card after Anaheim planning ... More >>
True-life adventures with Richard Johnson, art provocateur
An interview with Mickey Mouse about Anaheim, apartments and Mexicans
Is Congresswoman Sanchez a whore orworsea Republican?
Jason Salgado, owner, Beats, Vinyl & Life
Anaheim officials, please stay away from Yves Bistro. Everyone else, eat on!
How a multibillion-dollar corporation played the victim and got its liquor license
Gigante markets its market
Orange County, California: 2001
Everyones a racist! Oh, yes, you are!
Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden
Frank Caternicchio runs the conservatives political campaigninto the ground
The biggest problem with the 69th Assembly race is that theres no third choice
Census officials join with OCs street vendors to count Latinos
Rich man John Seymour discovers he likes poor people just fine
People power turns city redevelopment project upside-down
Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!
It's two, two, two weeks in one as Clockwork plays catch-up after the hiatus brought on by last week's boffo Best of OC issue.