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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Rich Mirman Thinks He Can Save the OC Register

    The last thing Rich Mirman expected to do when he became the new publisher of the Orange County Register on Oct. 13 was to deliver newspapers--but he had no other choice. The daily was in a state of chaos, the grand journalism dreams of Register owner Aaron Kushner in shambles. Tens of thousands of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Aaron Kushner Steps Down as OC Register Publisher in Favor of a...CASINO GUY?!

    In a stunning admission of failure, Aaron Kushner has stepped down as publisher of the Orange County Register effective immediately. In a not-stunning admission of cluelessness, Kushner has stepped aside in favor of one of his investors, whose only experience as a newspaper guy is in working at a ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    What We Learned, Feb. 11-17

    ​A look back at the last week and the snark that came from it all.FEB. 11: Whitney Houston dies in Beverly Hills, and a shrine goes up in . . . Laguna Hills? It's at the home of Mike and Mahi Pasha now, but in 2006 the legendary singer rented the place to be closer to her drug counselor. What We L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Anaheim GardenWalk Tax Breaks Speak of a Tale of Two Cities

    ​Ahead of yesterday's Anaheim city council meeting, a mailer to city residents from the Orange County Employees Association and numerous news reports on recently approved tax incentives for two future GardenWalk-area hotels made sure for a packed house. Mayor Tom Tait had an idea what would domin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Time to Occupy Mike Harrah?

    ​Cranes and heavy machinery are finally moving at the massive lot on the corner of Broadway and 10th Street in SanTana owned by Mike Harrah, the mega-developer intent on building on that site a 37-story Freudian eyesore called One Broadway Plaza--never mind it's right next to a high school and acr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Is Mike Harrah Cheating at One Broadway Plaza in Santa Ana?

    Michael F. Harrah's towering project swallows a Viagra.​You may recall the last time I addressed the issue of real-estate developer Mike Harrah's contentious efforts to build Orange County's largest commercial building, the proposed 37-story One Broadway Plaza in Santa Ana.Here was my July 22, 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2011

    Mike Harrah Gets Fined for Illegal Signs on His Santora Building, Shrugs

    From the Clockwork Coker Photoshop collection...​The Voice of OC has done a bang-up job the past couple of months reporting on the Banana Republic, and it finds itself in the same delicious situation we were in back in 2003: reporting on our unethical landlord, mega-developer Mike Harrah.Harrah's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Another Reason why the Democratic Party of Orange County is Pathetic: Their Official Party is at Original Mike's

    ​Although we might come across as a left-of-left lefties, people who actually read the entirety of the Weekly know that we harbor a special animus toward local Democrats, who can boast of supporting corrupt politicians (SanTana Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Pulido, Irvine boss Larry Agran, convicted fel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    OC Film Fiesta, Documentary on Mormon Church and Prop 8 Roll in Santa Ana Tonight

    ​OC Film Fiesta continues tonight through Sunday in downtown Santa Ana with a classic film from the Mexican Golden Age about politics and integrity, an award-winning documentary that features interviews with some of the last surviving members of Emiliano Zapata's army, Walt Disney in South Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    OC's Proposed Tallest Building Gets Energetic Union, City Backing

    Build it and they will come?​Thanks in part to enthusiastic labor union support the Santa Ana City Council tonight unanimously approved five development agreement concessions to a wealthy Newport Beach real estate developer who is proposing to build Orange County's tallest building.The smiling, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Robert Bisno Starting to Unload SanTana Holdings?

    Walk by the CityPlace lofts during the night, and you'll quickly reach for your cell phone for illumination. The SanTana development, created by controversial grease-a-palm developer Robert Bisno, is a spectacular disaster; lofts that once went for $700,000 are now going for half that rate, if not m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Bisno-ess Not So Good For Controversial SanTana Developer

    "What is it about SanTana's power structure that attracts them to moron landlords?" I wondered out loud as a friend drove up Broadway. We passed by a meticulously landscaped building--pretty really. But when it was owned by mega-landlord Mike Harrah a couple of years ago, the structure seemed pulled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Have Money, Will Vote: How Carlos Bustamante Pays Back Donors

    Part dos of 3... Every day, we drive by City Place, the unfinished development across the street from MainPlace Mall with cool live/work lofts and horrid restaurants (seriously: McCormick & Schmidt's and Corner Bakery as the anchor tenants??? Can't wait 'til Mother's Market opens to save us from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    A broken clock is right more often than Rohrabacher: Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More th ... More >>

  • Food

    April 19, 2007

    The Gentrifying Gourmet

    Learning to like Ambrosia

  • Features

    February 9, 2006

    You Make Us Feel

    Once again, its Orange Countys Sexiest People!

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    Bare, Ruined Choirs

    The historic buildings in the way of One Broadway Plaza were doomed
    long before the vote on Measure A

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Bare, Ruined Choirs

    The historic buildings in the way of One Broadway Plaza were doomed long before the vote on Measure A

  • News

    February 24, 2005


    Anti-tower activists claim developer and friends are suing them into silence