Dick Ackerman

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    March 6, 2014

    Is the DA's Office Race a One-Man Show?

    [Moxley Confidential] Plus, Costa Mesa's cop-conspiracy case is on pause

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    John Campbell's Quitting Congress Prompts Replacement Speculation

    When Orange County Congressman John Campbell announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election, the Irvine Republican's move immediately led to speculation about who wants the job: State Senator Mimi Walters? Irvine Councilman Jeff Lalloway? Ex-Congressman Christopher Cox? Ex-State Senator Dick ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Is Tony Bushala OC's Newest Kingmaker?

    The founder of Friends for Fullerton's Future blog says his war on bad government didn't start with the Kelly Thomas beating, and it's not over yet

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    March 19, 2012

    OCDA Bigwig William Feccia To Retire

    ​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 >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Kelly Thomas Related City Council Recall in Fullerton Advances

    ​The Friends For Fullerton's Future blog is reporting overwhelming success in massive community efforts to recall three city councilmen who arrogantly downplayed the gruesome police killing of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man, last July.According to the popular blog, more than 50,000 Fullerton residen ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Fair Games Over the OC Fairgrounds

    The huge swath of public land is in play. But is the whole thing rigged?

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    October 20, 2010

    Todd Spitzer Prepares Surprise In Retaliation For DA's Press Conference Today

    James Ochoa holding his little brother​In hopes of blunting the sting from today's scheduled district attorney's press conference detailing Todd Spitzer's alleged pre-firing shenanigans, Spitzer has prepared a surprise.Spitzer--the former county supervisor, state assemblyman and prosecutor who dre ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Next 72nd District Assemblyman Norby Gets Fit for Cakewalk Shoes

    Your next 72nd District assemblyman (after an unnecessary run-off election), Chris Norby!​Like standing for the national anthem before the game starts, nodding at the uniformed officer before zooming through the border checkpoint or throwing toast at a movie screen flashing a sweet transvestite fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    County Lawyer Seeks State Probe of OC Fair Privatization Plan

    What has Dick been doing?​The County of Orange's lawyer is calling on the California Attorney General to investigate potential illegal deals that could give private control of the $100 million-plus Orange County Fairgrounds property in Costa Mesa to well-connected political insiders.In an Oct. 30, ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    3 OC Schools Escape No Child Left Behind Sanctions, CTA Crows

    Just another day of learning at Kinoshita Elementary School.​California Teachers Association (CTA) is taking credit for three elementary schools in Orange County improving enough academically to escape vulnerability to sanctions or forced conversion to charter schools under the federal No Child Le ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    KCBS: Another Woman Caught in "Compromising Position" with Disgraced OC Pol

    Mike Duvall spread more than the word of God​Until 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 >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Diane Harkey Stink Smeared on Linda Ackerman, Who Seeks "Dripper" Duvall's Vacated Assembly Seat

    Harkey's ethical challenges produced recall calls. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) has endorsed Linda Ackerman to fill the vacancy left by ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall, who resigned in disgrace quickly after the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley and KCAL/KCBS reporter Dave Lopez exposed the Yor ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Is Linda Ackerman Sliming Chris Norby With Dirty Sex Tales?

    Linda Ackerman uses Dick to rub Norby​It's potentially the most lethal weapon in Linda Ackerman's campaign to defeat Republican county Supervisor Chris Norby for Mike Duvall's open state Assembly seat: sexual misconduct innuendo. The reason is simple. Duvall resigned in September after the Weekly ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Another Day, Another Dropped Mike Duvall Investigation

    "Open Mike" Duvall​A day after the Assembly Ethics Committee and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced they will not go after disgraced former Assemblyman Mike Duvall, California Attorney General Jerry Brown revealed today he doesn't plan to investigate the Yorba Linda Republican either.In other D ... More >>

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    September 21, 2009

    Foes of Proposed Orange County Fair Sale Launch Website

    Photo by Jennie WarrenAre certain fair board elements taking Orange Countians and state taxpayers for a ride?Some anonymous Orange County Fair employees have created a website that channels their displeasure with the proposed sale of the state-owned fairgrounds in Costa takes parti ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Mega-Connected Firm Wins Anaheim Design Contract

    Whoa! They're moving the Sydney Opera House to Anaheim!Oh wait, no. That's the newly approved design for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, a.k.a. ARTIC.On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council awarded architecture firm Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK with the contract to design and lay the ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Who is Down on Measure R (and How Much Are They Down For)?

    Shea and Choi: big anti-R funders Measure R on the Irvine ballot asks residents to approve what a great job the Irvine City Council is doing on planning the Great Park on the old El Toro Marine Corps base (or if the measure loses, one supposes, what a piss-poor job they are doing). The conflict-of- ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Add Todd Spitzer to heroes list in wrongful conviction case

    The last hints of Republican opposition to pay a Latino man wrongfully imprisoned for a robbery/carjacking he did not commit disappeared this week in the California legislature after Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) called on his colleagues to do the right thing. “As a society we have a respo ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
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    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

    August 15, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker is back!

    Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    Gil, Drop the Bill

    State Senator Dick Ackerman is as conservative as they come, and must no doubt be thrilled that ICE raids in OC are now as common as sunny days. But his thinking on a proposal by Los Angeles-area State Senator Gil Cedillo to require that California schools teach kiddies about the illegal roundups of ... More >>

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    March 27, 2007


    A variety of stories lurching forward this morning… It looks like the most special of all special elections is finally over, and Janet Nguyen is the new First District Supervisor, winning by a total of 3 votes.   Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner rejected Trung Nguyen's claim th ... More >>

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    December 5, 2006

    Ackerman Wins

    At the end of last week, it appeared that OC's Dick Ackerman was about to lose his position as Minority Leader in the State Senate. He stood accused by many of his fellow Republicans of being too ready to cut deals with Governor Schwarzenegger and too pro-infrastructure bonds. Sure, voters had alr ... More >>

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    December 1, 2006

    Dumping Ackerman

    There's tension inside the world's smallest big tent. Following the lead of their fellow Republicans in the Assembly-- who bounced alleged Schwarzenegger-appeaser George Plescia out of his position as leader of the Assembly's GOP, and replaced him with the allegedly unbending Mike Villines-- the rig ... More >>

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    November 20, 2006

    Down Goes Daucher

    As of half-past seven Monday night, Lou Correa has over 50% of the vote, beating opponent Lynn Daucher by 1,302 votes and winning California's 34th Senate seat. He collected more votes than opponents Daucher and Otto Bade combined, ending speculation that Bade's last-minute write-in campaign is what ... More >>

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    November 8, 2006

    The Party's Over

    Our R. Scott Moxley reports that, by the end of the night at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the older Republicans in the room showed on their faces exactly what they felt: worry, frustration, indignation. But the Young Republican types in their 20s and 30s were not missing a beat--or a drop of hooch--as ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Less than an hour until the polls close...

    ... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 11, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Cinco De Me! Of meat and mariachis, Vidal Sassoon, and (ladies and gentlemen) Arnold Schwarzenegger!

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    January 19, 2006

    Toll Road Decision Delayed; Newport Beach Freezes Over

    Okay, Newport's fine, but there must be Satanic snowballs somewhere. Today, the Transportation Corridor Agencies announced a 30-day delay on their choice of alignments for the Foothill-South toll road extension. The TCA board voted 12-3 for the delay mere hours after its staff received a letter from ... More >>

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    November 21, 2005

    Mea Culpa, We Fuck-Uppa

    There were two HUUUUGE mistakes in the virtual droolings below. First, in KEN CALVERT'S MOD SQUAD, we reported that OC Blog has always been behind state Senator John Campbell (R-Richy Richland) from the beginning of his quest for the 48th Congressional District seat. A close follower of Clockwork an ... More >>

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    June 9, 2005

    Road Trip!

    The Girl goes to Vegas, or, as we like to call it, OC East

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    October 7, 2004

    OC Law Enforcement 'Poisoned'

    Assemblyman Todd Spitzer questions the District Attorneys judgment, fairness

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    July 29, 2004

    Pussies Galore!

    What local candidates dont want voters to know

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    July 24, 2003
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    December 26, 2002

    Toxic Politics

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin

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    November 14, 2002

    Landslide 2002

    What we saw on election night

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    November 14, 2002

    Writers on the Storm

    Flying around with the Bill Simon press corps

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    November 7, 2002
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    October 10, 2002
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    September 26, 2002
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    September 5, 2002

    One Gigante Mess

    How a multibillion-dollar corporation played the victim and got its liquor license

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    March 7, 2002
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    April 26, 2001


    Bush set to name Cox to U.S. bench

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    February 10, 2000

    Gay-Baiting Brown

    Did a smear campaign force Republican ''caveman'' out of key Assembly race?

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    September 9, 1999
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    July 29, 1999

    Reg Spanks Spanky

    And Daily Pilot gives new meaning to press release

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