Greg Hardesty

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Here's the List of OC Register Reporters Who are Taking a Buyout or Getting Laid Off: UPDATED

    Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2012

    Sunday OC News Notes: Was DA Tony Rackauckas "Pathetic" in Pursuit of an Accused Serial Killer?

    Recent highlights in Orange County news from various media outlets or blogs:​TheLiberalOC discusses the long reach of its bombshell story on state Assembly candidate Michele Martinez's controversial train conversation related to a California Indian tribe and campaign support.OCPoliticsBlog calls D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Teens Take Advantage of Denny's All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes for 24 Hours

    ​Us Simpsons freaks will forever recall the episode when Homer and Marge went to an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at the Frying Dutchman, only to have Captain McAllister boot Homer and utter the immortal line "'Tis no man; 'tis a remorseless eating machine." Homer sued, of course, and reached a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    LA County Settles Suit for $4.75 Million With Victims of '08 Crash Caused by Drunk Deputy Who OC Deputies Tried to Protect From DUI Test

    ​UPDATE, MAY 18, 4:29 P.M.: LA County supervisors have approved a $4.75 million settlement for two Anaheim residents, one of whom was critically injured, whose car was plowed into by a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy driving a department SUV under the influence in 2008.Robert Andrew M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Santa Ana Courthouse is for the Bird

    ​"Walk at Your Own Risk!" warn handwritten signs affixed to a chain-link fence that runs along a Civic Center Drive path jurors and court employees trudge across in Santa Ana.The threat is not posed by criminal defendants, gone-postal divorcees or plump bailiffs who forgot their lunches.It's THE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Reg Reporter Heads To New York Times. Sort Of.

    twenty_questions / Flickr / Creative CommonsAlright! Orange County journalist can move up in the newspaper world! Check it out: Veteran Register reporter Greg Hardesty is in the pages of the New York Times.I mean, ok, he's not writing for the Gray Lady. He's just a source in one of those horrible tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Attorney Who Misspent Clients' $2.7 Million Was at Center of Irvine Election Controversies

    The Register's Greg Hardesty has the scoop on 38-year-old Irvine attorney Sandeep Baweja admitting to burning through nearly all of a $2.7-million settlement that was supposed to be shared by about 1,000 plaintiffs he represented in a class-action labor lawsuit.According to the story, Baweja played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    OC Register's Food Section Run by Morons

    Just a couple of years ago, the Orange County Register's food section was amongst the best in the country--recipes, features, their own wine columnist in longtime Reg investigative reporter Chris Knap, and two food reviews per week: one on Thursday by the execrable Elizabeth Evans, and another one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2008

    The Reg-O-Meter© - week ending April 19

    Our weekly anal probing of the Orange County Register continues... MONDAY, APRIL 14: ● Not that we’re in the habit of making fun of old people, but strangely, 70-year-old columnist Jane Glenn Haas sure is. Haas, whose beat is chiefly comprised of the same curmudgeonly senior citizens who pen cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Register UCI Panic!

    OC Gym Crook Arrested in LA: Police arrested Ronald James Navarrette Jr. of Mission Viejo Friday in El Segundo for breaking into men's lockers at the Spectrum Athletic Club not far from LAX. Gym employees had been on the lookout for the 45-year-old crook they knew from surveillance video taken at ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: MTV films Newport Harbor High!

    A patriot act: To celebrate a trip home from Bagdad to Laguna Niguel, Army Cpl. Jon Warren sipped a Corona beer, smiled and bit into a tuna sandwich. Greg Hardesty of the Reg tells us that Warren spent “a frightening eventful first nine months in combat.” He's been injured in three bomb blasts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still inh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    OC Doggie Style: With Teeth

    As we raise our children, so we raise our pets. Today's Register contains a Greg Hardesty piece on National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Profiled is Klaudia Estrada, an Anaheim Hills mail carrier who has been twice bitten, one attack piercing the "tanned, smooth skin" of her right leg. Sounds like Hard ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Northern Exposure

    By trashing Spitzer, Register protects GOP, Catholic Church

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Access for Ass Kiss

    Do Reg reporters love the DA, or is that a banana in their stories?

  • Columns

    December 7, 2000