The Foothill-Eastern Toll Road, a.k.a. Route 241, is reportedly nearing the biggest default in the $3.7 trillion municipal market since Detroit's record bankruptcy. Revenues and ridership chronically fail to meet projections--most certainly the ones politicians who said Orange County should be run ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about DA getting child abuse count added, Ms. Lockyer's statement.See Update No. 1 about today's postponed court hearing.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 6:44 P.M.: Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer, the former Alameda County supervisor, estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill ... More >>
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer, formerly an Alameda County supervisor, Santa Ana Unified School District trustee and rising star in the California Democratic Party.The veteran 71-year-old politician cited "irreconcilable differen ... More >>
Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty.This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as a ... More >>
The Bay Area has its own political Falcon Crest soap opera going on presently involving a former Santa Ana Unified School District board member-turned-Alameda County supervisor, who is also the daughter of a renowned immigrant-rights lawyer in Orange County. She's Nadia Lockyer, California Trea ... More >>
The folks who find, clean and store your water are apparently confused over a directive that came last week from the Pooled Money Investment Board, whose members include California Treasurer Bill Lockyer. The board halted funding of public works projects across the state, including those already app ... More >>
Or, How to Fool a County. To soothe concerns that their 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension would rape the environment, destroy endangered species and habitat, pave over archaeological and sacred sites, close the San Mateo Campground, bisect inland San Onofre State Beach and possibly impact th ... More >>
Governor Arnold Schwarnzenegger thinks the TCA's 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension (which would bisect San Onofre State Beach, impact an Indian burial ground, mess with Trestles and possibly bring about Apocalypse) is about as tasty as steroids or a married woman's breast. The TCA (or Transpo ... More >>
Preparing for deportation: In the past fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement made almost twice as many arrests (30,396) in its fugitive operations program as it did the previous year, reports the Register. ICE also picked up more than 4,000 illegals in workplace raids - up 11 percent fro ... More >>
... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>
Interesting; two hours ago (around 9:45) Dem John Garamendi was 2.5% behind Repub Tom McClintock for Lieutenant Governor. Now, at nigh-midnight, he's up by 1.5%. His gains have been incremental, but constant and steady. Similarly, Dem Debra Bowen has creeped an eensy 0.2% above Bruce McPherson for ... More >>
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Smith: Sad (AP) Hot off the Associated Press: Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressant drugs, a U.S.-based pathologist who conducted a private autopsy said Wednesday. Toxicology tests showed Daniel Smith had methadone, Zoloft and Lexap ... More >>
Toll road officials raise the dead in their war with local Native Americans
Today, Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the Transportation Corridor Agencies. Read the complaint HERE. Lockyer is none too keen on their plan to build a toll road through San Onofre State Beach, impacting surfing resources, the San Mateo Campground, Native American sites, and engandered species. ... More >>
Yesterday, the board members of the Foothills/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency voted 12-3 to approve the $875 million Foothills South (241) extension, which will cut through both San Onofre State Beach and the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. But that ominous rumbling you hear in the distance i ... More >>
Okay, Newport's fine, but there must be Satanic snowballs somewhere. Today, the Transportation Corridor Agencies announced a 30-day delay on their choice of alignments for the Foothill-South toll road extension. The TCA board voted 12-3 for the delay mere hours after its staff received a letter from ... More >>
If the DAs tough on GOP corruption, thats news to us.
Gregory Haidl: From alleged gang-rapist to whiny rich kid
There was a war in there, somewhere
Judge orders DA to end secrecy over $5 million consulting deal
SUV the Earth!
Weekly sues DAs office over secret files
Is a rodeo mafia covering up evidence of animal abuse in California?
TO: Anthony "Tony" Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney
FROM: Anthony "Tony" Pignataro
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin
Attorney General auditing Orange County DAs questionable use of witness-protection funds
What we saw on election night
Did the attorney general really clear Rackauckas in corruption scandals?
May just be home
Is the DA trying to befriend the man charged with investigating his friendships?
Argyros tells feds hes a billionaire
Apathy is sooo 1990s
Carona puts his faith in more guns after ambush of deputy