Chris Prevatt

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Art Pedroza Launches New Orange County Politics Blog; "Faggots" Scandal Emerges

    ​[UPDATED 1-7-2012 with notes at the end.] For seven years up to 2010, Libertarian-leaning Art Pedroza often dominated Orange County's political blogosphere by breaking news and offering biting commentary on area politicians, journalists and activists.Along the way, Pedroza picked up plenty of rea ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    [UPDATED: Police Chief Uncertain of Cocaine Involvement] City Employee Commits Suicide, Jumping Off Costa Mesa City Hall

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHuy Pham, in a photo brought to a candlelight vigil for him​UPDATE, MAY 31, 8:16 A.M.: Costa Mesa's police chief, Steve Staveley isn't entirely convinced by the conclusions being made from the coroner reports that Huy Pham had cocaine in his system at the time of his ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    [UPDATED: Union GM/Photographer Talks] City Employee Commits Suicide, Jumping Off Costa Mesa City Hall

    Mayor Gary Monahan on St. Patty's Day. Was this photo a set-up?​UPDATE, MARCH 21, 5:45 P.M.: The Weekly was able to speak with Nick Berardino while he was in a taxi on his way to catch a flight home from Sacramento. He had a good laugh about Mayor Gary Monahan's accusations of a union setup, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​Highlights include:The Latest Grocery Store Scam KCBS Channel 2 in LA is promoting its Monday investigative look into an area grocery store that pretends to honor product coupons but actually credits the shopper $0.00. No word on the identity of the alleged offender. The report is scheduled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    News highlights include:Relax, sir. It's only .000034 percent of your wealth.​Is OC's Biggest Billionaire Stingy?Two of Donald L. Bren's children are expected to take their father to court this week in Los Angeles in hopes of winning $800,000 in retroactive monthly child support payments because, ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 12, 2010
  • News

    August 5, 2010

    Death and Taxes

    [Moxley Confidential] While the public wasn't listening to Steven Greenhut, the certainties of life changed

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    July 23, 2010

    OC Weekly's 22 Wins Dominate Orange County Press Club Awards

    ​OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Counter-Prop. 8 Gay Marriage Initiative Coming to the Polls ... in 2012

    ​Two weeks ago, Clockwork linked you to a report by The Liberal OC's Chris Prevatt about a disastrous same-sex marriage confab summit he attended where folks were split between what can loosely be labeled "the gay masses" calling for a new initiative to counter California's Proposition 8 on the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Anti-Prop 8/Pro-Gay Marriage Summit Deemed "a Disaster"

    ​Chris Prevatt of TheLiberalOC blogged and tweeted from a LGBT Leadership Summit in San Bernardino aimed at repealing Prop 8 and restoring marriage equality for all Californians. The gathering revealed a schism within the movement between activists who want to get a Prop 8 counter measure on the 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    John Campbell Gets Caught Using a Twitter Ghostwriter

    We usually glaze over any posts on Irvine councilwoman Beth Krom written by The Liberal OC, because the woman can do no wrong in their eyes. But that didn't stop editor Chris Prevatt from helping to out Representative John Campbell's Twitter writer: the king of Orange County sock-puppetry, Matt "Jub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Despite Obnoxious Protesters, OC Gay Marriage Rally Inspires Crowd

    Photo by Christopher VictorioRich Cook leads Men Alive at gay marriage rallyWhile famed conductor Rich Cook directed his singing group Men Alive in the harmonious, sweet sounds of "Marry Us," an overly-tanned and hairy, fat, middle-aged bald man wearing shorts and a tank top held a handmade poster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Pro-Nazi Graffiti Left Near Pseudo-Jewish Bookstore

    Though it looks like a Jewish business, acts like a Jewish business, and sounds like a Jewish business every Friday night when a bustling congregation blasts klezmer-esque music to dozens of Latinos in prayer shawls, yarmulkes, and other Jewish attire, Libreria Makom Shalom in downtown SanTana is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2009

    Board of Supes Invite Pedo-Priest Apologist To Give Invocation This Monday**

    What is it with the Orange County Board of Supervisors and their love of pedophile apologists? In 2006, Third District Supe Bill Campbell tried placing Monsignor John Urell, the right-hand man of Diocese of Orange bishops for a good decade of their sex-abuse scandal, on the county's human relations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Boss Tran Tries to Rule the Little Saigon Airwaves Again

    Chris Prevatt at The Liberal OC posted a fascinating piece over the weekend about efforts by Assemblymember Van Thai Tran to muzzle a critic on the Little Saigon airwaves. Reading excerpts from Tran's cease-and-desist letter to radio host Do Son was deja-vu all over again for me. In late 2003 and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2008

    First OC Book Signing for Orange County: A Personal History Mucho Success

    With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from my Sept. 18 book signing at the Yost Theater for my new book, Orange County: A Personal History: *About 500 people showed up to hear my lecture! About 500! I add the qualifier because the Yost ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 4, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    February 5, 2008

    Local Bloggers Prepare to Party

    Chris Prevatt stands inside Pangea in SanTana with a smile and a hand-free cell phone. He's one of the guys behind The Liberal OC, the lefty component to Orange County's political blogosphere. Pangea is hosting a poll-viewing party for Democrats tonight, and Prevatt is going to report live from here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2007

    Best OC Media Battle of 2007...

    ...isn't the everlasting battle between the Weekly and Orange County Register, Register staff and the new publisher, or even the Hatfield-McCoy madness that happened at this rag earlier this year and still persists (read a coming Hey You! for further details!) but the fight between two of our favori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Horny Priests and Eskimo kids

    $50 million Eskimo Pie: Because its priests and missionaries sexually abused 110 Eskimo children from 1961 to 1987, the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church has almost finalized a deal to pay $50 million to the victims, William Lobdell and Stuart Silverstein report in today’s LA Times. But ... More >>

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    October 12, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Why Did the Mayor Quote Mein Kampf at South Coast Plaza?

    Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    What is Really Happening in the Bus Strike?

    Chris Prevatt at has an interesting post today on the bus-driver strike. Prevatt slams Matt Cunningham at the conservative OCblog and the Register's Steven Greenhut for allegedly misrepresenting the facts of the strike. Writes Prevatt, "At a minimum, [Greenhut's] claims are framed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Punishing Prevatt, Flailing Fleischman

    Chris Prevatt is a local blogger, an employee of the County Health Care Agency, and a man without a computer. The County took Prevatt's computer as part of an investigation as to whether he used county time to post a blog entry on TheLiberalOC. The post in question displayed a photoshopped image of ... More >>

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Dr. K KOd

    OC Weekly series leads to federal indictment of celebrated AIDS doctor

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Kooshian Coup?

    Controversial AIDS doctor hopes to control countys public HIV programs