No one except Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Friend of the Taliban) in Orange County history has consistently proven to be scarier over a longer period of time than California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe--and even Dana has had flashes of sanity in his Bedlam brain. Shit, ev ... More >>
SrisavasdiRachanee Srisavasdi--a prolific court reporter for The Orange County Register--has accepted a new job as communications director for the Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC).For several years, Srisavasdi partnered with legendary courthouse reporter Larry Welborn ... More >>
After a years-long hiatus, we've decided to bring back Orange County's most prestigious honor: induction into the Bob Dornan Scary OC Hall of Fame! Every year, in conjunction with our annual round-up of the county's scariest people (which you can pick up on newsstands starting today; on-line? Wai ... More >>
John GilhooleySandy with a sheriff's best friendA new poll conducted by Lewis Consulting Group shows that Bill Hunt's campaign has enjoyed a "surprising surge" in recent weeks and now the race for Orange County sheriff is "essentially a dead heat."
Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's OfficeJames Roberts IIIWe noted in October that a 33-year-old Huntington Beach police officer was facing 17 felony counts of false imprisonment, threats, domestic
battery, aggravated assault, dissuading a witness by force or threat and
vandalism. Ja ... More >>
Greg Haidl"Sit down and shut up."--Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno five years ago this week to Joseph Cavallo, the Irvine-based criminal defense lawyer who represented Gregory Haidl in the sensational videotaped gang rape case involving an unconscious 16-year-old girl. Cav ... More >>
“Cocksucker . . . He can suck my dick . . . Bob McDonell’s a lying cocksucker. Uh, most of what he’s done is illegal and my guess is that at some point in time, um, he’ll either get the shit sued out of him or he’s gonna get indicted on something, so you can tell him I said that.”
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A U.S. District Court in Los Angeles has refused Sheriff Michael S. Carona’s demand to dismiss a First Amendment complaint filed by former Carona challenger, ex-sheriff’s Lt. William Hunt, according to a press release issued this morning by Silver, Hadden, Silver, Wexler & Levine.
Hunt attorne ... More >>
At the insistence of John Barnett, OC 's legendary defense lawyer, a San Bernardino County judge refused to allow opening statements Monday in the jury trial of Raymond K. Yi, a former OC reserve deputy who faces six felony charges for a 2005 gun-related temper tantrum on a golf course.
Barnett, fa ... More >>
Thanks to one intrepid reporter, the Weekly got mentioned in three different newspaper stories today. Oh, and someone got out of jail. And the DA looks stupid. And the cops. And a judge. Cool.
Earlier today Paul Brennan expertly explained how the LA Times was almost exactly a year late in getting ... More >>
First there was yesterday's Election Day lunch--the GOP-heavy shindig where Weekly editor Will Swaim only got halfway through the hilarious speech I wrote for him because he was shuffling back and forth between pages and so lost my text and thus never got to the payoff, "Thank you, ladies and gentle ... More >>