Charles Gabbard

  • News

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2007

    It's Saturday Night: Do You Know Who Our Sheriff Is Hugging?

    Flashback: Frederick J. Rizzolo, a Vegas titty bar owner, poses with Michael S. Carona, our self-proclaimed "Christian" sheriff, before Rizzolo was sent to federal prison this summer. Carona first told reporters he didn't know Rizzolo, who--according to the FBI--has connections to legendary mobste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Total Idiot

    Fatal Femmes! In the July 30 issue of Time, Sean Gregory reports on the Fatal Femmes Fighting Championship for all-female mixed-martial arts caged combat. Need I say more? Well, okay. In an enjoyable read based on the event in a Compton casino earlier this month, Gregory describes the brutality and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2007

    Key OC Republicans Back Civilian Oversight of Sheriff

    Steven Greenhut over at The Orange County Register's Orange Punch blog recently reported more bad news for Sheriff Mike Carona. Key members of the powerful Republican Lincoln Club announced last week they believe it's time to form a civilian review panel over the sheriff's department, says Greenhu ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Angry Asian Rap Stalls Case

    VA Tech murders give OC Sheriff pal excuse

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Va Tech Murders Give OC Sheriff Pal Excuse

    At the insistence of John Barnett, OC 's legendary defense lawyer, a San Bernardino County judge refused to allow opening statements Monday in the jury trial of Raymond K. Yi, a former OC reserve deputy who faces six felony charges for a 2005 gun-related temper tantrum on a golf course. Barnett, fa ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Blazing Saddles!

    Sheriff Carona takes his posse on a European tour

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Department of Homeland Stupidity

    Master of Disasters Mike Carona breached secret anti-terrorism plans

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    'Dirty, Stupid or Both'

    Never mind the photo: Sheriff Carona denies Mafia ties

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Sex, Bribes and Jailhouse Scams

    Sheriff Carona working overtime to stop reports he's a serial adulterer

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Sex Bomb

    Erica Hill says OCs conservative Christian sheriff traded sex for favors

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Jaramillo Confident as Bribery Charges Loom

    Ex-assistant sheriff says DA out to "destroy" him

  • News

    June 16, 2005


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

  • Features

    May 26, 2005

    Internal Affairs

    Ex-Orange County assistant sheriff George Jaramillo pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies and agreed to a year in jail. Here is a story from our archives about how Sheriff Mike Carona and his top deputy planned a dynasty

  • News

    April 28, 2005


    Now that the OC Republican Party has your attention, heres our story about sex inside the Sheriffs Department

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    Carona Cover-Up?

    Sealed records show sheriff's complicity in scandal

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Who Shot the Sheriff?

    Star witness against ex-Assistant Sheriff Jaramillo is tanking, evidence reveals mischief by Sheriff Carona

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of A Mad Year

    2004 regurgitated

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Conflicting Conflicts

    With Jaramillo case, Rackauckas able to shift conflict of interest allegations away from himself for a change

  • Columns

    April 1, 2004