In keeping with its fine tradition of serving as a civic booster for Orange County, the Orange County Register recently discussed the safety of Ladera Ranch in spite of the master-planned community's recent troubles. Blasting the words "Very Safe" in the headline, the Feb. 26 article offered assuran ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
This week Orange County Register columnist David Whiting changed things up. Instead of licking the boots of brutal police officers, he licked the loafers of the three Fullerton councilmembers facing recall in June: former Mayor Dick Jones, former Fullerton cop Don Bankhead and former Fullerton Polic ... More >>
Back in March 2008, Alex Brant-Zawadzki, a colleague whose name I forever misspelled, gazed navally at Sid Landau, who was convicted in 1982 and 1988 of molesting two boys under age 14 and became one of the first sex offenders targeted in California under Megan's Law. After Landau did his ... More >>
Can two past journalism enemies join together in common cause?The answer is yes based on the relatively new union between Will Swaim, OC Weekly's founding editor, and Steven Greenhut, the longtime lead editorial writer and columnist for crosstown rival Orange County Register.Greenhut is nowadays vic ... More >>
It's always great to see daily newspapers cover historical events, especially Orange County ones, especially those long-neglected like the Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al. case. But there's a right way to do such coverage, and a lazy way, as we have long posited. And such nuances were on full ... More >>
From left: Weber, Kelso, Fromm. Three skins in suits!Hopefully, the new ownership at the Orange County Register will bring a sense of sanity to the paper's recent editorial decisions, most perplexing of which has been to grant longtime editor David Whiting a column. I like his outdoors writing, b ... More >>
Their numbers have dwindled. Their pay has been cut. They're often strapped with bean-counter goals devoid of editorial meaning. For years, they were forced to work in the same building as Gordon Dillow, and they've constantly watched their corporate bosses invent new ways to lose bundles of prec ... More >>
TUESDAY, MAY 6 ●A click-up of the Reggie’s website today, and what do we see? Pretty much the most-commented-on headline in Reggie history: MAN SHOOTS DAD IN BUTT. Well, it certainly grabbed our attention. Surprisingly, not one of the Reggie’s citizen pundits were offended, though it did ... More >>
MONDAY, APRIL 21: ●What’s the big news today from the Reggie’s crack team of community reporters? In Yorba Linda, “A 4- to 6-month old black puppy was found on Arroyo Street the afternoon of April 15.” Ummm . . . any sleazy goings-on out in Rancho Santa Margarita? “A local homeowners a ... More >>
(Warning: rambling diatribe ahead on Bruce Springsteen that may or may not make sense, but that's what blogs are for, no?) I’ve had moments of superfreak Springsteen fandom before. The bumper sticker on my car that proclaimed AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY GOD CREATED SPRINGSTEEN. The time I rented a car ... More >>
Dana’s Idea of Sacrifice: Ex-Dana Rohrabacher aide Erik Prince and other Blackwater USA corporate officials have been dodging congressional questions about their private army’s alleged corruption, including killing innocent, unarmed Iraqi citizens. Mainstream news accounts thoroughly detail the ... More >>
Bring me the head of the head head doctor!
Itching with it
Dont worry, Register readers: Your newspaper isnt changing, just going back to how it was
New Years resolutions for the rest of yall!
Good times at the NAMM show
Silva may be stupid, but his airport flip-flop shows hes smart enough to take orders
Readers persuade Times to reconsider spiking Gurza column
My so-called life at Orange Countys biggest daily newspaper