Bill Hunt

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Why OC Weekly Will Continue to Use the Term "Illegal Immigrant," and Even "Illegals"

    Whenever people ask me whether OC Weekly still uses terms like "illegal immigrant" to refer to undocumented folks, I'm reminded of the episode in The Simpsons when Homer, Apu, Barney, and Mr. Skinner formed the Be Sharps. Bart asked Homer if they destroyed their fame by doing something stupid, like ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Will Assemblyman Allan Mansoor Challenge Michelle Steel For OC Supervisor's Seat?

    Will ex-Costa Mesa mayor and current California State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor challenge Michelle Steel--a fellow but less experienced Republican office holder--for a soon-to-be open seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors? That's the energetic buzz this week in Republican circles, where St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Ex-Orange County Sheriff Lt. Bill Hunt Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

    Former Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) Lt. Bill Hunt, who was targeted for harassment and career sabotage in 2006 by then-Sheriff Mike Carona and his goons, has won a litigation settlement of nearly $1.96 million, according to county records.Hunt--who served the city of San Clemente as its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    5 Sets of 2012 Orange County Election Losers

    Anyone else hope someone switches the seating cards at the next Orange County Mayors Breakfast so that Tri sits next to Tita? Tri Ta became Westminster's first Vietnamese-American mayor and, he claims, the first in the country to win a mayoral seat via the voters rather than appointment. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    South Orange County Community College District Settles Prayer Lawsuit

    The South Orange County Community College District has settled a suit brought by some of its teachers and one former student over the practice of opening prayers at various official district events.The plaintiffs in Westphal v. Wagner--which references Karla Westphal, a Saddleback professor who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona's Sheriff and Pink Undies Distributor, Seizes Nixon Library

    ​Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Yorba Linda tonight, but protesters may have a hard time getting themselves, their noisemakers and their picket signs near Maricopa County, Arizona's no-shit-taking, immigrant-jailing, pink-underwear-dispensing lawman.That's because he'll be inside the gated, guarded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    The Top 2010 OC Story That Didn't Make the Register's Year-End List

    ​Veteran Orange County Register reporter Martin Wisckol has named his "Top 10" political events of 2010.It's a thorough list, except for one thing: it omitted arguably the top local political story of the year.Oops.

  • Columns

    September 16, 2010
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    September 13, 2010

    Ex-Congressman Drops Facebook Friendship with Orly Taitz; Who's Next?

    ​The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported last week that Orly Taitz--the Laguna Niguel dentist who famously claims that Barack Obama isn't eligible for the office he holds--lost one of her Facebook friends recently. On Thursday, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal shed his social-networki ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    A Stunner From Sheriff Hutchens

    [Moxley Confidential] Documents reveal she found a deputy Taser incident to be absolutely shocking

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Of Course Orly Didn't Win (UPDATE: Of Course She's Claiming Voter Fraud)

    Christopher Victorio​Updated 1:41 p.m. with Taitz's reaction at end of post. In the 24 hours before polls opened yesterday, national media outlets went abuzz with what they thought to be a scoop: Laguna Niguel birther leader Orly Taitz might win in her race to be the Republican nominee for Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Chuck DeVore's Latest Endorsement: Barbara Coe?

    Coe, in center, between two of her other pet candidates, Joe Arpayaso and sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt​Now that Irvine state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore is fully behind Arizona's anti-illegals SB 1070, the extremists are coming out of their muck to support his quixotic campaign for Senate. Take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio Nod Enlivens Upstart Philip L. Liberatore's Race to Unseat Rep. Gary Miller

    Photo by Beth StirnamanSheriff Joe Arpaio (right) stumps for Orange County sheriff candidate Bill Hunt last November.​Teabaggy sheriff wannabe Bill Hunt is apparently not the only Orange County candidate "Toughest Sheriff in America" Joe Arpaio is squarely behind.

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    Tea Party On!

    The county's GOP central committee is in hot water with the tea party movement

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    From the Irvine Tea Party: It's Not Okay to F*ck Obama

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyA Wheel of Fortune joke? Really?​That sign seems mean, right? Well, some people at today's tea party at the Irvine Auto Center agreed. They knew that scummy media types (ahem) would take pictures of it. So they made it go away.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    OC Sheriff Candidate Hunter Gets Concealed Weapons PAC's Nod

    Craig Hunter, OCCCWS's man​This post tells how OCCCWS, a Costa Mesa-based political action committee (PAC) that aims to expand the distribution of concealed weapons permits, told members funds were being collected to take legal action against Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, who has limited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    [UPDATED] Federal Lawsuit Targets Orange County College District Prayers

    ​UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LAWYER FOR THE DISTRICT . . . A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the South Orange County Community College District over official prayers during public ceremonies, Americans United for Separation of Church and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    PAC's Fundraising Appeal: We're Suing OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Helping Campaigns to Oust Her

    Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, the one on the right.​Funds are being collected for an upcoming court challenge of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. OCCCCW, a Costa Mesa-based political action committee (PAC) that aims to expand the distribution of concealed weapons permits, has posted o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Norby Hopes Anti-Illegals' Darling Tom McClintock Supplies a Campaign Bump

    Tom McClintock For Congress 2009Congressman Tom McClintock is shown from his state Senate days.​Orange County sheriff candidate Bill Hunt, who gets a showy show of support from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim tonight, is not the only local office-seeker hoping for ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2009
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    June 9, 2009

    Ex-Sheriff Mike Carona's Pet Deputy Sues Over Lesbian Discrimination, Murder Corruption Probe

    Galisky says anti-gay bigots knocked her out of OCSDCan a onetime lesbian assistant sheriff who rose in rank above potentially hundreds of more qualified deputies solely because of her unswerving personal loyalty to a corrupt sheriff claim that her career was sabotaged by anti-gay bigots?Well, if yo ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009
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    June 5, 2008
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    May 28, 2008

    OC Register Loses Sheriff Candidate

    Notice anything odd about this online Orange County Register story teaser from last night and this morning? Check our Total Buzz blog to find out what candidates Bill Hunt, Craig Hunter, Sharon Hutchens, Randy Adams, Jack Anderson, Salt Lake City undersheriff Beau Babka, San Bernardino undersherif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Headlines & Suprises: Jailhouse Shocker!

    Last year, I sat in a booth at Original Mike's in Santa Ana and listened to Assistant Sheriff Jo Ann Galisky explain--quite logically, in her mind--that jail deputies in Orange County have never used excessive force because jail deputies always behave. Why? Because, Galisky assured me, deputies are ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    ?Quien Es Mas Mafia?

    How the bishop and the sheriff stack up against the Godfather

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Fourth Sheriff Carona Pal Convicted of Crimes

    Joseph G. Cavallo grew up poor in tough New Jersey neighborhoods, graduated from law school, made himself nationally famous as a California criminal-defense lawyer who earned millions of dollars. He owns an Orange County mansion, a small Caribbean island and a fleet of luxury cars Mike Tyson would e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Revenge of the Sheriff: Another crappy sequel

    See if this sounds familiar. The Los Angeles Times reports: A sheriff's lieutenant filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona, alleging Carona retaliated against him for supporting a rival in last year's race to be the county's top lawman. In his 22 years in the depart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2006

    A Predictable End

    Another law and order triumph for Sheriff Mike Carona. OK, maybe that law doesn't belong there-- there's going to be a lawsuit contending that what Carona did wasn't legal (which in turn calls the triumph part into question)-- but Carona is definitely enforcing order in the sheriff's department. C ... More >>

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    December 29, 2006

    Lies, Damned Lies and Stanton

    Orange County's favorite pastime besides bashing Mexicans is bashing Stanton, and there was a doozy of a wallop in yesterday's LA Times story on Bill Hunt's demotion. To quoth San Clemente councilmember Wayne Eggleston: I wouldn't want to stop in Stanton, much less patrol it That's the same we fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Punishing Prevatt, Flailing Fleischman

    Chris Prevatt is a local blogger, an employee of the County Health Care Agency, and a man without a computer. The County took Prevatt's computer as part of an investigation as to whether he used county time to post a blog entry on TheLiberalOC. The post in question displayed a photoshopped image of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Busting Hunt

    It's been more than four months since Lt. Bill Hunt of the OC Sheriff's Department was suspended from duty. Hunt wasn't suspended for hanging out with known mob associates (that was Sheriff Carona smiling for photos with guys who could pass for characters in a Martin Scorsese film), or caught on ta ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 14, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Sept. 9 - Sept. 12

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Sheriff Funny Guy

    Caronas ironic reign

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2006

    Pains, Past and Future

    Advising Sheriff Mike Carona to suspend his election rival Lt. Bill Hunt may turn out not to have been a brilliant career move for attorney Martin Mayer. As the Los Angeles Times reports: Orange County supervisors decided Wednesday to review their hiring of the lawyer who advised Sheriff Michael S. ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 15, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 7 - June 13

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Someone Needs New Underwear

    Orange County Sheriff's Debate

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    April 27, 2006

    "This Is Unacceptable Behavior"

    Web Exclusive! Veteran cop Ralph Martin calls on sheriff to resign after mob ties documented

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    March 30, 2006

    Laughing His Way to Victory?

    Despite scandals, Sheriff Carona still seducing voters

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    March 29, 2006

    Finally a Blow Sheriff Carona isn't Enjoying

    According to the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs website tonight, incumbent Sheriff Mike Carona has received a major vote of no confidence in his leadership after eight, scandal-ridden years in office. The group reports that Carona received just 44 percent of the vote of men/women in h ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Girls Trouble

    Happy New Year: now youll pay for the sheriffs alleged sex romps

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    November 17, 2005

    A Fox in the Henhouse

    Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?

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    August 11, 2005

    Justice Takes a Beating

    OC court greenlights torture in local jails

  • Features

    May 26, 2005

    Internal Affairs

    Ex-Orange County assistant sheriff George Jaramillo pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies and agreed to a year in jail. Here is a story from our archives about how Sheriff Mike Carona and his top deputy planned a dynasty

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    December 4, 2003

    'Our Little Secret'

    Audio tape reveals cover-up of drug bust involving a sheriffs son already on trial for a videotaped gang bang

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    November 20, 2003

    Reefer Badness

    DA investigates charges sheriffs deputies covered up pot bust involving an officials son already on trial for videotaped gang-rape