Gail Andler

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger, Costa Mesa Mayor and Councilman, v. Cop Union Lives!

    I don't know how many election cycles we'll have run through before it's all sorted out, but when it comes to the harassment case Costa Mesa's mayor and a councilman have against the city's police union, it's still game on, baby!

  • News

    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

    February 7, 2008

    Accused Mater Dei Statutory Rapist Loses Again

    It hasn't been a good couple of months for Larry Stukenholtz, a former Mater Dei High choir director whom the school canned in the late 1990s for carrying on a relationship with a student. In October, his victim was part of a $6.685 million settlement that the Catholic Diocese of Orange reached wit ... More >>

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    Tod and Me

    2007: A year to remember

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Fiddlin' in St. Augustine

    A Tale of Two Sex-Abuse Settlements in the Orange Diocese

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Urell Supporters Take Out Full-Page Ad in OC Register

    We rarely read past Page Four of the Orange County Register's front page, since anything beyond that is usually Macy's ads and rehashed Associated Press or Reuters blurbs. Indeed, we didn't read past page four this morning until an eagle-eyed reader (gracias, amigo) alerted us to a full-page ad take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    The Diocesan Spin Cycle Begins Anew

    Barely 24 hours have passed since the Orange diocese's press conference, and already Bishop Tod D. Brown's spinmasters are trying to make His Excellency better than he is. On the diocesan website is a story titled "BISHOP OF ORANGE APOLOGIZES TO YOUNG WOMEN," in which the following is revealed: Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Peepee Match Between John Manly, Jubal On!

    Today, Judge Gail Andler refused to dismiss a contempt-of-court motion filed against Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown by his longtime nemesis, John Manly for the recently settled Jeff Andrade case. Read more about the hearing in this Thursday's issue of the paper--for this post, I'll discuss a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Statement by John Manly on Settlement Against Orange Diocese

    Here's John Manly, the Newport Beach lawyer who represented four sex-abuse victims of employees with the Orange diocese, on the $6.885 million settlement announced this afternoon: Today, Bishop Tod Brown and the Diocese of Orange agreed, at the point of a legal gun and on the eve of trial, to settl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    What the Hell is Bishop Brown Doing in St. Augustine?

    As the Catholic Diocese of Orange heads toward a potentially blockbuster civil trial, as diocesan PR flacks spin furiously, Bishop Tod D. Brown is in...St. Augustine, Florida?! Yep. His Excellency is there as part of the Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops. Now, we don't hold anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Stuck Inside of Memphis With the Catholic Blues Again

    Writing from Staxville, on the eve of delivering a lecture about ¬°Ask a Mexican! at the University of Memphis... Yesterday, the law firm of Manly, McGuire & Stewart filed a contempt of court order against Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, the latest salvo in the Jeff Andrade case. Manly and amigos are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    The Annotated Bishop Brown Deposition

    Today, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gail Andler ruled that a Sept. 10 deposition of Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown for the Jeff Andrade case be released to the public. As a public service announcement, the Weekly presents an annotated version after the jump with beaucoup hotlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Breaking: OC Diocese Lawyers Seek to Seal Bishop Brown Deposition

    Over the weekend, attorneys with the firm of Manly, McGuire & Stewart deposed former Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman McFarland and current bishop Tod D. Brown as part of the firm's ongoing lawsuit against the Orange Diocese, Mater Dei High School, and former boy's basketball coach Jeff Andr ... More >>