A video spreading around shocked South County households shows two teens savagely beating a 16-year-old boy on an elementary school playground in Ladera Ranch, according to sheriff's deputies who have arrested the pair.
An attorney for a Capistrano Unified School District charter school claims an incident involving an eighth-grade teacher who had the only African-American student in her class put a noose around his neck has been blown out of proportion, but the boy's mother counters this is no isolated incident of ... More >>
Twerking, the ass-shaking dance move born out of New Orleans bounce music, has existed since the early '90s, but it's new down in South County where the administration at Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo has banished it from campus. Twerk Team wannabes south of the toll roads will have to fi ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] More evidence proves prosecutor hoodwinked grand jury for indictments in bizarre Newport Beach blackmail case
Senior Assistant District Attorney Bill Feccia--one of the brainiest, longtime members of Tony Rackauckas' management team inside the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA)--is retiring this week.Except for the Todd Spitzer firing fiasco, it's the biggest OCDA personnel move since 2007, ... More >>
Daniel P. Morgan, the Navy medic responsible for clearing San Clemente High School classrooms on the first day of school after Camp Pendleton officials discovered he'd scribbled bomb fantasies involving the campus, was reportedly sentenced Tuesday to four months in the brig--to go with the 137 ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 12, 8:55 A.M.: Because no bombs were discovered at San Clemente High School, nor has any evidence of crime turned up outside Camp Pendleton involving Navy medic Daniel Morgan, the 22-year-old corpsman will not be charged in Orange County courts.That does not mean Morgan is off the h ... More >>
What truant?UPDATE, JUNE 21, 4:02 P.M.: Last month, the Orange County district attorney's office announced the first OCDA case against parents of children who have been chronically truant, despite repeated warnings from schools and police.Yesterday, charges against one of those parents disappear ... More >>
In their California 4th Appellate District, Division 3, ruling in McGill v. Superior Court of Orange County, the justices exonerate both Susan McGill and the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), which brought charges against the Capistrano Unified School District's former assistant su ... More >>
Art GuevaraSan Juan Capistrano PianoThose 20 artfully painted pianos that have been donated and spread across our county for the past couple of weeks as part of Pacific Symphony's "OC Can You Play?" project are still around, but not for much longer. Having started on Jan. 16, the series comes to ... More >>
1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>
An Orange County Register editorial project that relies on the names, campuses and salaries of all public school teachers in the county has riled many instructors, a state teacher union official confirmed.This was most dramatically played out in the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HB ... More >>
Daniel MendezSan Clemente High School sophomore Daniel Mendez's apparent suicide on May 1 of last year led to a few things: a community in mourning, a lawsuit from his family against Capistrano Unified School District, and a club formed at his high school dedicated to making sure that something l ... More >>
The ex-sheriff's open-space dealmaking has some in San Juan Capistrano crying foul
The Capistrano Unified School District board of trustees voted unanimously to fire superintendent Woodrow Carter late Monday night, after emerging from a fifty minute closed session meeting at 11:45 p.m. The board voted to terminate the embattled superintendent for "material breach of contract," acc ... More >>
So, this has nothing to do with Heath Ledger's overdose, but it's news that broke today and we've been with this story for a while now, so what the hell. Last September we spent some time with the CUSD Recall Committee, a feisty, frustrated group of parents and South County residents who pledged t ... More >>
Guys, either you go or you're going to cost everyone a lot of money -- that's roughly the sentiment delivered to longstanding Capistrano Unified School District trustees Marlene Draper and Sheila Benecke Tuesday by three of the seven members on the tense and divided board. The three newest trustee ... More >>
We couldn't believe it ourselves, but proof arrived in our offices today and it appears that embattled Capistrano Unified School District trustees Sheila Benecke and Marlene Draper have joined indicted ex-superintendent James Fleming in the North Pole! Although the two trustees -- who are the subj ... More >>
Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)
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 >>
An Orange County judge granted a new pretrial hearing date for ex-superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District, James Fleming and ex-assistant superintendent, Susan McGill. The pretrial hearing was scheduled for this morning, with a jury trial set to begin Oct. 29, but lawyers for both McGil ... More >>
July 5 - July 11
Would you make your little prince repeat 6th grade if that might help him win the Heisman Trophy?
Firearms don't kill kids, sex does!
If San Onofre is so safe, why are federal officials pushing anti-radiation pills on its neighbors?