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 >>
Gabrielle Jane Nestande, the former Texas capital aide, one-time Newport Beach debutante and daughter of a California GOP power player, will do some jail time connected with her being convicted of criminally negligent homicide for a hit-and-run slaying of a pedestrian after a night of beers, vodka a ... More >>
A former Florida cocaine trafficker, who became an ultra-wealthy database guru that bought valuable gifts for corrupt Orange County sheriff-turned-convicted-felon Mike Carona, died Thursday or Friday, according to news reports.The Palm Beach Post quickly handed Hank Asher, 61 and a high school ... More >>
Former Orange County Republican state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has today published a new book--"The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America"--that compares Texas government policies with other large states.Spoiler alert: Texas has a superior climate because its politic ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 29, 1:15 P.M.: See the remarks in the Comments section from someone claiming to be Kristina Dodge, who goes into greater detail about the latest controversy swirling around her and husband Lawrence Dodge.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 26, 12:16 P.M.: Kansas City journalist Matt Campbell includes s ... More >>
At one point 10 months ago, Troy Edgar enjoyed support from a long list of Orange County Republicans in his attempts to leave the Los Alamitos city council for higher public office.But recent months haven't been kind to Edgar--especially after the Weekly revealed he'd doctored mandatory federal camp ... More >>
Orange County's Jon Fleischman, the grand daddy of powerful California Republican bloggers, earned a noteworthy news story in today's Los Angeles Times.Though he has plenty of critics, routinely treats me with outright contempt (I wasn't good for his onetime boss Sheriff Mike Carona) and strictly ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Orange County's potential next district attorney makes a surprising confession in his eternal war against DA Tony Rackauckas and GOP power couple Susan and Mike Schroeder
[UPDATED: At conclusion of the article.]Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Mike Schroeder, his decades old travel companion and buddy, adamantly disagree on which 2012 Republican candidate would make the best U.S. president. Rohrabacher despises Newt Gingrich and is backing Mitt Romney. Schroeder d ... More >>
Anxious for next bananaThe chief defender of Marilyn Davenport, the Orange County Republican Party official tied to a racist email depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees, is urging the party's executive committee members to focus its attention not on Davenport but instead ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] How that racist Obama-family-chimpanzee email has driven the OC GOP apeshit
(c) Photo by R. Scott MoxleyCA Republican Party is not happy with DavenportUPDATE, APRIL 20, 10:18 P.M.: During the KTLA interview, a "timid, confused" Marilyn Davenport, a retired Christian book publisher, said she is "really sorry" for sending the racist email. In her view--expressed throu ... More >>
(c) Photograph by R. Scott Moxley Marilyn Davenport: Startled by her newfound political fameIt wasn't too many hours ago when there was zero chance that teams of Los Angeles television news crews would have staked out Marilyn Davenport's ranch-style home in a gorgeous hillside Fullerton ne ... More >>
Todd SpitzerFive months ago, an angry Todd Spitzer took control of a public employees' local union hall in Santa Ana; called print, radio and television reporters to a press conference; and made a historic announcement. Spitzer--a former prosecutor, county supervisor and Republican stat ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The ex-prosecutor assumed he'd take over the DA's office but gets booted first
Palace intrigue erupts in 401Highlights from the local media today include: Susan Kang Schroeder Announces She'll Be DAOkay, okay. I'm kidding. So the real news isn't that dramatic, but there's nevertheless been a major development in Orange County's criminal justice system. Former state ass ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyOrly Taitz speaks at CRA, where evil Chuck DeVore and Damon Dunn also spoke.Irvine State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has seen his U.S. Senate run criticized for being futile because of DeVore's pretty-far-to-the-right policy stances. But maybe the guy's electable ... More >>
Beth StirnamanRackauckas and Susan SchroederFor more than six months, persistent rumors have circulated in Orange County legal circles that Tony Rackauckas, the district attorney since 1999, would not seek a fourth term this year. Numerous individuals including Rackauckas employees, defense attor ... More >>
Steve Poizner photo by Jack GouldWhitman for sale; heil, Poizner!From Los Angeles Times Capitol Journal columnist George Skelton: Steve Poizner's Wild-Eyed Accusations Against Meg Whitman Don't Bode Well: The GOP gubernatorial candidate alleges his opponent used attempted bribery and extortion to ... More >>
Sheriff Craig Hunter?Hang onto your seats, disaster lovers! The dynamics of the 2010 race for Orange County sheriff changed this week with the candidacy of Craig Hunter, second in command at the Anaheim Police Department. No need to consult your astrological chart or the Mayan calendar for a de ... More >>
Assemblyman Anthony AdamsCorona del Mar attorneys Mike Schroeder and Lee Lowrey have lost their bid to recall fellow GOP member and Hesperia Assemblyman Anthony Adams. The Orange County Register reports that Secretary of State Debra Bowen threw out the measure because not enough valid signatures ... More >>
Mike Duvall spread more than the word of GodUntil recently, Irvine-based Republican fundraiser Desiree Mouzoon prominently listed a testimonial on her business website from Mike Duvall. Why not? Until recently, Duvall had been an Orange County state assemblyman who served as vice chairman of a po ... More >>
Is Mike Schroeder a bad lawyer? Or just a bad liar? R. Scott Moxley recently announced Schroeder’s hackneyed effort to kneecap Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook’s election challenge to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Islamabad). It seems Schroeder took issue with Cook’s reference to herself ... More >>
Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?
OC Sheriff Michael S. Carona’s reign has been equal parts tragedy and comedy. With his indictment, it enters its final act.
OC Gym Crook Arrested in LA: Police arrested Ronald James Navarrette Jr. of Mission Viejo Friday in El Segundo for breaking into men's lockers at the Spectrum Athletic Club not far from LAX. Gym employees had been on the lookout for the 45-year-old crook they knew from surveillance video taken at o ... More >>
Will an upcoming LA Times profile unravel or bolster Mike Schroeders empire?
In a state which has had as governor both Pete Wilson and Gray Davis, two men who could squeeze campaign contributions out of a stone, it would take a very special politician to set a new standard for money grubbing. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very special politician. A story from The Associated P ... More >>
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The on again, off again war between the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County District Attorney's media affairs office is on again. Today, DA spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder sent an agencywide email "warning" staff about Times investigative reporter Christine Hanley. Schroeder claims that Hanley ... More >>
Don't know if you caught this buried in the LA "By God" Times' Jan. 12 front-pager on Governor Big Lippy sending his chief-of-staff out to court his big-money Republican donors: their first get together will be this coming Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Irvine Co.'s "Fantasy" Island Hotel (formerly the ... More >>
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