Just steps from where homeless people camp in Santa Ana every night, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Tuesday to spend $3.6 million for a Santa Ana warehouse that will be converted into a year-round shelter.
OC Weekly started publishing in September 1995, something I remember because I'd been hired on the editorial side four months before that. It's also my memory that our cover story package dissecting the 1994 County of Orange bankruptcy, fallout and lessons learned/ignored was among the first to win ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 29, 11:48 A.M.: Facing the Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, an employee union official said there are actually two government buildings workers want closed due to fears the air inside makes them sick.Fortunately, movers would not have to go far as the buildings are next to ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 30, 3:54 P.M.: Orange County Superior Court Judge William Monroe today denied former public administrator John Williams' request for a temporary restraining order aimed at getting him back into his county office.In other words, the locks that were changed after Williams left his offi ... More >>
The big political news of the day happened yesterday: SanTana councilmember Busty "Carlos" Bustamante resigned from his job at the county while it investigates allegations that Busty had mucho sexytime explosions on the job with multiple colleagues. There are already calls for Busty to resign his ... More >>
In the ongoing struggle over which congressional district to put Little Saigon in, the latest proposal may end up lumping it in with Long Beach. The OC Register's political reporter Martin Wisckol reports that the recently revealed map puts Little Saigon and other parts of Orange County in a ... More >>
Story of the day goes to Christian Berthelsen at the Times for his piece on Chriss Street: "In 1994, Chriss Street was hailed as a hero for helping to blow the whistle on high-risk holdings in Orange County's investment portfolio, presaging the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Bu ... More >>
More ex-gay Irvine action: Over the weekend, the devil snuck into Irvine and the mainstream media said nary a word. On Saturday, Focus on the Family's homosexuality-quashing Love Won Out conference came to Mariners Church (the event was interestingly categorized under "MarinerScare" on the church we ... More >>
A variety of stories lurching forward this morning… It looks like the most special of all special elections is finally over, and Janet Nguyen is the new First District Supervisor, winning by a total of 3 votes. Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner rejected Trung Nguyen's claim th ... More >>
Since Lou Correa has been elevated to the splendor that is the state Senate, the citizens in the Board of Supervisors' First District need a new Lou, and today is the day to elect one. The polls will be open until 8pm. If you have any questions about the how-and-where of voting, yo ... More >>
My Little Boy's First Gang!
The year I temporarily gave up trying to love Orange County
Starring Courtney Love, Danny Bonaduce and a guy showing his wang!