Christine Hanley

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Mike Carona: No More Excuses

    [Moxley Confidential] Federal Appeals Court upholds the ex-sheriff's conviction, and he's finally headed to prison

  • News

    June 18, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Los Angeles Times in OC Loses Key Investigative Reporter

    I just learned that Christine Hanley, one of the last investigative journalists remaining at the already decimated Orange County bureau of the Los Angeles Times, has resigned.For several years, Hanley was the lone daily reporter who joined me in determined pursuit of Sheriff Mike Carona's corruption ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 7

    Orange County Register: Danger on Mexican streets will force captains and crews in the annual Newport Beach to Ensenada yacht race to remain on their ships. But who'll get ripped off by the Hussong's mariachis? . . . I went to a Laguna Woods Village board meeting and a UFC Smackdown broke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Too Much Mike Carona on the Mind at LA Times

    Poor Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition. Not only has it been operating with reduced numbers for years, not only did it suffer layoffs and buyouts this year, not only are its alumni preparing to destroy parts of it, not only is it commonly playing catchup to the also-suffering Orange County Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Can Joe The Juror Help Mike Carona in Corruption Trial?

    Brian Sun, the Los Angles-based lawyer representing indicted ex-Orange County sheriff Mike Carona, emerged from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford's Santa Ana courtroom this afternoon all smiles. Minutes before, Sun and federal prosecutor Ken Julian had selected a panel of 12 citizens to hear ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Meet the New Sheriff . . .

    Taking a wait-and-see stance toward OC’s new top cop

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Headlines & Suprises: Jailhouse Shocker!

    Last year, I sat in a booth at Original Mike's in Santa Ana and listened to Assistant Sheriff Jo Ann Galisky explain--quite logically, in her mind--that jail deputies in Orange County have never used excessive force because jail deputies always behave. Why? Because, Galisky assured me, deputies are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Monday's Headlines. No Surprises.

    Need a Carona/Haidl primer? Paul Pringle and Christine Hanley provide one in today's Times. Or you could just skim the Moxley archives. Flying (and crashing) solo: An OC sheriff's deputy crashed his cruiser into a tree on an on-ramp to the I-405 in Seal Beach early this morning. The Register reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines. No Surprises: Disney wins

    More dirt on Debbie? Yesterday we noted that Debbie Carona was doing her darndest to wriggle her way out of a case that's mainly against her husband. Wait a second, missy. Today, Christine Hanley and Garrett Therolf at the Times report that the sheriff's wife urged Orange County Fair Board directors ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    She's The (Under) Sheriff

    Indicted by the Feds, Carona slides his most loyal soldier into temporary command at the Sheriff’s Department

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: OCSD's Bubbling Cesspool

    L Word? The board of supervisors is exploring whether indicted Sheriff Michael S. Carona can legally name his temporary replacement while he takes the next two months off (with full pay!) to fight “baseless” charges by the FBI. Jo Ann Galisky, 47, played Al Haig yesterday. She told told reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: KFI Nailing Carona?

    Chivalry at its Finest! Federal prosecutors gave Michael S. Carona, 52, multiple chances to save his wife and one of his mistresses from aggressive federal prosecution if he agreed to plead guilty on corruption and obstruction of justice charges. But the self-styled Christian conservative sheriff re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Exclusive Carona Wiretap Transcript!

    Carona Should Resign? Absolutely not. There is no telling which clown would takeover from the cesspool that contains Carona’s upper management. Besides, as an investigative journalist, I’d mourn the loss of a character like Mike Carona sitting atop the sheriff’s department. Sure, he’s dirty. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    OC Sheriff Carona Indicted For Corruption After FBI Probe

    Christine Hanley at the Los Angeles Times is reporting late night that Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured in a Newport Beach bar with convicted felon Rick Rizzolo, a Chicago Mafia associate) "has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: One Down in Murder at Sea Case

    Inaction Action! In their hunt for additional pay and perks, Orange County sheriff’s deputies flexed their muscles again Friday by delaying the transfer of incustody folks to court for criminal hearings. The, if you will, inaction action is designed to frightened county supervisors at the negotiat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
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    August 24, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Stale Marijuana?

    Doesn't marijuana go stale? I dunno, but Jim Spray, 51, and Felix Cha (the person, not the tea), 22, want the government to return the pot police officers confiscated two years ago, according to Christine Hanley at the Times. Lawyers for both men told the Santa Ana-based Court of Appeal yesterday th ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Excessive Force?

    Shoot 15 times, ask softball questions later: The parents of Ashley MacDonald, the 18-year-old Huntington Beach girl killed by two police officers, filed an excessive force lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court, according to Christine Hanley at the Times. According to their suit, Kenneth MacDona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    A broken clock is right more often than Rohrabacher: Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    What did the OC billionaire do when the wife was away? Computer-chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III won big in a 1998 public stock offering for his Broadcom Corp., and to celebrate, he built an extravagant $30 million underground “personal brothel” at his Laguna Hills estate. That's according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 11, 2007

    Commie Girl

    Sex on a school desk, the Governors health care plan and Susan Kang Schroeders actual age (38!)

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    The Reporter vs. the Republican Power Couple

    Will an upcoming LA Times profile unravel or bolster Mike Schroeders empire?

  • Columns

    September 28, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Sept. 20 - Sept. 26

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    LA Times Defends Slammed Reporter; DA Fires Back

    Here's the background: On Tuesday, Orange County DA spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder took the extraordinary step of sending an agencywide email that not only challenged the ethics of LA Times reporter Christine Hanley, but also urged county prosecutors to use "extreme caution" when dealing with her. ... More >>

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    September 26, 2006

    DA's office: Use "Extreme Caution" with LA Times reporter

    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 >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Department of Homeland Stupidity

    Master of Disasters Mike Carona breached secret anti-terrorism plans

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Like Argyros President, Like Argyros Son

    Hats off to the Times' Christine Hanley for scooping the world on the latest controversy involving (pick one):a) Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona giving deputy badges to someone with no police experience who goes on to make an ass of himself; b) Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and a campaign don ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Sex, Bribes and Jailhouse Scams

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

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    April 28, 2005


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

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    July 24, 2003

    Whiskey Night

    An Open Letter to DA Tony Rackauckas

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    July 3, 2003

    The Tonys!

    The DAs enemies list? Its an honor!

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    February 27, 2003
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    August 15, 2002

    Were All Rooting for You!

    The medias unseemly love affair with Sheriff Mike Carona