One of the great parlour games in Orange County politico circles is trying to figure out which local Republican bigwigs are closeted homosexuals, which ones have a beard, which ones are brave enough to make appearances at the LA/OC Jacks, and which ones were arrested in a Laguna Beach bar raid durin ... More >>
Disgraced Santa Ana councilman is the latest OC GOP Latino golden boy gone pendejo
Until yesterday, the most-infamous case of OC mass schoolkid indoctrination was a 1961 rally at Glover Stadium in Anaheim held by the Orange County School of Anti-Communism, a red-baiting machine whose members included Walter Knott and the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, and whose paranoia set the stage ... More >>
The big political news of the day happened yesterday: SanTana councilmember Busty "Carlos" Bustamante resigned from his job at the county while it investigates allegations that Busty had mucho sexytime explosions on the job with multiple colleagues. There are already calls for Busty to resign his ... More >>
The national media is starting to send its reporters to our sordid little burb, specifically the 47th Congressional District, where incumbent Loretta Sanchez is facing her first true challenger ever in State Assemblymember Van Tran. Politico did an okay job; the Los Angeles Times published a retr ... More >>
In March 2004, what caused then-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona to finally reveal his secret, three-year-old personal financial interest in a company tied to one of his wealthy Newport Beach contributors? Answer: Days before Carona had fired Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo, who ... More >>
*Updated, with new info after the jump... Carlos Bustamante was supposed to be the Golden Boy, the Mexican who could deliver Latinos to the Republican Party in Orange County. He won a SanTana City Council seat in 2004 by defeating a Papi Pulido-backed candidate in the one OC city where Democrats ru ... More >>
California Republicans want to do for you what theyve already done for Orange County
Why did the Metro kill Hugh Hewitt's piece on Larry Agran?
Even as Edison was claiming it was nearly bankrupt, it paid the new Peace Corps chief more than $300,000 in bonuses
And the annual 2002 Puss award!
Orange County, California: 2001
Gaddi Vasquez led the county into the 1994 bankruptcy. Now hes poised to run the Bush-era Peace Corps
OCs financial meltdown, five years later
Secret meetings, shady deals: Life before & after the Orange County bankruptcy