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Harald Martin

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    July 18, 2013

    Why OC Weekly Will Continue to Use the Term "Illegal Immigrant," and Even "Illegals"

    Whenever people ask me whether OC Weekly still uses terms like "illegal immigrant" to refer to undocumented folks, I'm reminded of the episode in The Simpsons when Homer, Apu, Barney, and Mr. Skinner formed the Be Sharps. Bart asked Homer if they destroyed their fame by doing something stupid, like ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012

    The Ghosts of Jeffrey-Lynne

    A vanished neighborhood holds the secrets to Anaheim's simmering discontent

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Anaheim Riots and Jeffrey-Lynne: Where It All Began

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesThe violence in Anaheim has now entered its fifth day, finally reaching television screens and airwaves around the country last night. But contrary to the emerging storyline, the unrest did not begin with last weekend's fatal shooting of two suspect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Orange County Register Lays Off 9, Including Columnist/Most-Loathed-Reg-Reporter-Ever Yvette Cabrera

    ​Just heard from Julio Moran, executive director at the CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, that the Orange County Register has just laid off nine reporters, including Yvette Cabrera, who happens to be president of CCNMA. We'll see who the other reporters are, but none sting more--and none sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    2011 Bob Dornan Scary OC Hall of Fame Inductee: Barbara Coe!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Most Racist City in Orange County--Is it Fullerton??? Our Top Five

    Henry W. Head, founding father of OC, longtime Santa Ana doctor...​I was speaking with a local GOP operative recently when he said something that shocked me. The topic was my recent cover story on the Candy-Ass Gang, the trio of pendejos and one pendeja who prosecutors say drove into Huntington Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    In Defense of Klanaheim

    The Los Angeles Times story published this Monday telling the world Anaheim is now majority-Latino has drawn nothing but derision from the Latino Anaheimers I know (read this musical takedown by Weekly contributor and KPFK-FM 90.7 Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman). "Oh no, they didn't put in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    The Stupidest Voters in Orange County...

    ...live in SanTana. Measure D, the ballot measure funded by developers which claimed it would weaken their own grip on City Hall, passed by a 54-46 margin last night. No excuses, SanTaneros: the lot of your are pendejos* who don't mind living under Papi Pulido and his band of conflict-of-influenza- ... More >>

  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Their Favorite Martin

    Chased from the Anaheim school board, Harald Martin feels the love at a meeting of the CCIR

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    History for sale: Items salvaged from the dismantled Pride of Newport riverboat are on eBay starting today - the proceeds will go to the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Pieces up thus far: a door to the riverboat's restaurant, the grand staircase chandelier (pictured), several smaller antique table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines

    iPhone or iFlop? Apple slashes $200 off the $599 8-Gig iPhone price tag. Christmas in September for some, and bah humbug for those who waited in line overnight...either way, investors are worried. Still...more...Martin: School trustee Harald Martin has resigned, but the anti-Martin camp still wants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2007

    Gordo and Harald Sitting in a Tree...

    My colleague R. Scott Moxley loves to paint an aura of homoeroticism around Orange County Register columnist Gordon Dillow whenever the crank writes about men in uniform, but the Dillow-nator (as former Weekly managing editor Matt Coker loved to call him) also has a hard-on for Know Nothings. Yet no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    Bye for now: Harald Martin, the Anaheim school trustee everyone loves to hate (and Gustavo likes to thank for unleashing The Mexican within) handed in his resignation letter yesterday. But don't drop the balloons just yet. He says he'll be running again next year. Ride a bus today: If you've never ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Recall Madness!

    The nuts and bolts (with extra nuts) of direct democracy gone wild

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Postal problemos persist: San Juan Capistrano residents have won their war with the U.S. Postal Service, and the planned 9-acre building they protested will rise in Aliso Viejo. But guess what? The folks there don't want it either. Lookin' for cheap labor: Wonder how the OC Reg plans to fill the vo ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    The Martin Chronicles

    Onetime ally turns against controversial Anaheim school trustee Harald Martin

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    Harald Martin Uses District Resources To Spin His Story

    Anaheim Union High School District trustees claim that they reappointed former board member Harald Martin because he was the most qualified candidate for the job. That's bull--nothing more than political payback, as I noted in the above link. But I forgot to mention something else: AUHSD trustee Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    Harald Martin: Mexican Lover?

    Turns out everybody's favorite Mexican-suing, rape-victim-blaming, Zapatistas-supporting school trustee is actually Anaheim's only defender of poor, hopeless Mexicans--and he's getting hell for it. At least that's how Harald Martin describes himself. In a long, rambling letter sent last Friday to an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    Revenge of the Unwanted Easter Bunnies: It's that time of year, ladies and gents, months after Easter when all those poor rabbits aren't the cute little balls of fur they were and the kids don't want 'em anymore. Abandoned bunnies in Garden Grove have taken their revenge by spawning like crazy - no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Harald Martin and Me

    By now, ustedes have no doubt heard that the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees recently appointed Harald Martin to fill a vacant seat. Martin, old-timers may recall, once compared himself to Zapatistas leader Subcomandante Marcos, refused to apologize after blaming a 13-year-old f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    'Biggest racist ever' back on Anaheim school board: Last week, the Anaheim Union School District appointed Harald Martin to an open board seat created by the death of Denise Mansfield-Reinking. I managed to obtain the board's top-secret qualifications checklist for Martin: Racist, check. Uneducate ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Attention, Anaheim!

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Your guide to some of the locals in the Happiest City on Earth

  • Columns

    January 9, 2003
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    December 12, 2002

    Grave Error

    Tim Garcia is no anti-immigration martyr

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Way Out There With Them!

    Columnist Michelle Malkin finds home amongst local immigrant-bashers

  • Columns

    December 5, 2002
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    November 21, 2002

    My Favorite Martin

    Controversial cop voted off school board, but his spirit may linger

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
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    October 24, 2002
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    May 16, 2002

    Upon Further Review . . .

    Sanchez staunchly supports Harald Martins INS jail program

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    To Protect and Slur

    Police investigate one of their own: Harald Martin

  • Columns

    March 21, 2002
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    January 24, 2002
  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Driving Miss Kathy

    Anaheims Katherine Smith hopes to become Californias next public schools chief

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    God Loves Losers

    Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden

  • Columns

    November 8, 2001
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    March 15, 2001

    Welcome to Orange County, Now Go Home

    Cops say they want to bail on INS duty

  • Columns

    February 8, 2001
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    February 1, 2001

    Rude Reception

    Manners are the least of our worries in Anaheim schools

  • Features

    January 25, 2001

    Censorship With a Happy Face

    How Anaheim bans books without banning them

  • Features

    November 30, 2000

    The El Cargadero Social Club

    How a Mexican ghost town lives on in Anaheim

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Standing Up to the Mouse

    Roberts runs as a Green in Disneylands back yard

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Harald Martins Army

    The anti-immigration activist has a new plan to send Mexicans packing

  • Columns

    April 20, 2000
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    April 6, 2000
  • Features

    November 4, 1999
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    October 7, 1999

    No Apologies

    New controversy surrounds Anaheim School District prez Harald Martin

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Counter Culture

    Census officials join with OCs street vendors to count Latinos

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