California Fair Political Practices Commission

  • News

    May 10, 2012

    Is Tony Bushala OC's Newest Kingmaker?

    The founder of Friends for Fullerton's Future blog says his war on bad government didn't start with the Kelly Thomas beating, and it's not over yet

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    More Surf City Slime: Planning Commissioner Under Investigation

    Courtesy​When they don't involve elected officials going apeshit at local gadflies, news headlines coming out of Huntington Beach's City Hall usually involve corruption. It's just something in the air, or maybe the water they drink over there. The trend first asserted itse ... 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

    May 7, 2009

    No Ace with Taxes: Santa Ana Mayor Don Papi Pulido and His Family Muffler Shop

    There is perhaps no business more fundamental to an Orange County politico's creation myth than Ace Muffler Shop, on First Street in downtown SanTana and belonging to the family of SanTana Mayor Don Papi "Miguel" Pulido. It was the city's planned demolishing of Ace Muffler through eminent domain tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Strangest Sight of the Night...

    The "No on Measure D" sign on a fenced-off area of the City Place lofts in North SanTana. City Place's developer? Robert Bisno, who gave $40,000 to the Yes on Measure D efforts. Not only does God have a sense of humor, he protects it via the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

  • Features

    January 17, 2008

    Dammit, Janet!

    Why do Supervisor Janet Nguyen's former supporters in OC's Republican power structure hate her so much?

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    The Raton That Roared

    An interview with Mickey Mouse about Anaheim, apartments and Mexicans

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    A Strange Man, Indeed, but a Pervert?

    Lawsuit alleges top Schwarzenegger donor sexually harassed woman in OC

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    A Fox in the Henhouse

    Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?

  • News

    June 16, 2005


    Instead of chastising him, Gov. Schwarzenegger transforms scandal figure into an OC judge

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    El Rancho Much Too Grande

    When theyre stuck in traffic, San Juan Capistrano residents should thank Joe Soto

  • Columns

    September 9, 2004
  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Chicken Scratcher

    School trustees illegible campaign reports raise questions

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Bring Me the Head of Donald Garcia

    How a Green Party activist tracked an Anaheim trustee to Corona del Mar

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Yes, In My Back Yard

    California Fair Political Practices Commission investigates Garden Grove mayor

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    File M for Moron

    Documents show the states political watchdog botched its first Garofalo investigation