UPDATE, JUNE 22, 4:36 P.M.: Travel back in time, kiddies, to one month and four days ago. The world was so much different then. Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council g ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 18, 11:31 A.M.: Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council decided Tuesday night to send letters to lawmakers seeking removal of radioactive waste from the plant. ... More >>
The Checkpointer iPhone App Accidentally drank too many brewskies and now need to bypass the cops on the dangerous drive home? There's an app for that. Several of them, actually, including the $4.99 iPhone "Checkpointer" by Baron Zweber, which lists DUI checkpoints in OC. According to ... More >>
Orange County state Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) is better than a handful of aces, if you ask the California Gaming Association.The group is praising Correa's proposed Senate Bill 40, which would legalize online poker in California and is opposed by--one guess--yes, greedy Nevada casino execu ... More >>
Headline: Men Rob Liquor Store of Money, Beer Comment by COMMONSENSE55: Another hoodie bandido caper. No surprise there!Comment by AINTLIFEGRAND: I would type a completely truthful and yet at the same time very witty comment but it would probably be removed.Comment by ECJBMAS: The clerk shoulda p ... More >>
Update, December 9, 6:11 p.m.: The esteemed Surf City GOP Congressdude, Dana Rohrabacher, said on the House floor that the DREAM Act is unfair to "non-minorities."Oh no he diiiiiiiin't?!?Oh, yes. Yes he did. See the video and a passage from his debate after the jump . . .
Should we credit/blame Latino voters for Jerry Brown returning to the governor's office, Barbara Boxer remaining in the U.S. Senate and Democrats not only holding the nation's upper house but picking up a seat in the California Assembly? Latino advocacy groups think so.
1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>
Anti-DADT activist and fired soldier Dan ChoiUpdate, Oct. 12, 1:02 p.m.: Riverside federal judge Virginia Phillips has double-downed on her initial ruling against Don't Ask, Don't Tell, issuing a worldwide injunction barring enforcement of the rule. The government has sixty days to appeal, but ... More >>
If you've been sitting on the sidelines of this year's election campaigns, waiting for advice from someone you know and trust so as to figure out who to vote for... you're going to be kept waiting. In other news, though, Orly Taitz, the Laguna Niguel dentist and lawyer whose big hobby is suing Ba ... More >>
Frank speakingLate this afternoon more than 40 protesters greeted the arrival of Congressman Barney Frank in Orange County, but the sentiments weren't welcoming in the place once hailed as "Reagan Country." "No more [Sen. Barbara] Boxer!" the protesters shouted repeatedly in unison as a ... More >>
11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>
Headline: Man Wanted in Connection with Buttocks ShootingComment by southoc: They never hit anything important.Comment by 221614: OCR buries articles a lot when it involves violence and hispanics. I guess they feel if we don't know about it it really didn't happen as far as we are concerned. OCR ... More >>
Metrolink trains: At least they already exist.It's been a bad week for unbuilt trains.
Rantin' Royce!It's the home game sweeping the Republic: Count how many anti-liberal/anti-illegals/pro-hater buzzwords and references are in the latest email to supporters from Rep. Ed Royce (R-The White Side of Fullerton).The email (Punctuation, capitalizations and boldface intact) follows after ... More >>
Bruce BarrowsThis post about Curt Pringle being elected chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority board mentions how a commenter on the California High Speed Rail Blog suggested Anaheim's mayor will now be in a position to formally kill the competing magnetic-levitation (Maglev) line that ... More >>
Rendering of new Anaheim transportation hub, awaiting whatever comes its way.Harry Reid (D-Nevada), who had earlier seemed to be the biggest supporter in the U.S. Senate for a magnetic-levitation (Maglev) train from Las Vegas to Anaheim, is now pooh-poohing such a system, favoring instead a high-spe ... More >>
Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has long been the golden boy among Orange County Republicans. He got elected to the party's Central Committee in 1986, and two years later became the GOP nominee for the Garden Grove area state Assembly seat. The party, under the leadership of then-Chairman Tom Fuentes ... More >>
Perhaps you remember the flap all over right-wing radio two years back about Disney/ABC's handling of the two-part miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which partly blamed the Clinton Administration for not taking out Osama bin Laden, allowing the terrorist leader to fester and then KABLOOEY! goes the Worl ... More >>
Conservatives are livid about Nevada Senator Harry Reid's remarks that "coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick," and none is dumber with his analysis than OC's own talk-show blabbermouth, Hugh Hewitt. Instead of acknowledging that fossil fuels ain't exactly smelling roses (and if you don't believe th ... More >>
We recently heard from a reader in Santa Ana who received a copy of the "Republican Party Census Document," along with an introductory letter from the RNC stating that "your answers will represent the views and opinions of ALL Republican voters living in your voting district...Unless we hear from YO ... More >>
I do not think that means what you think it means . . .
Harriet Miers and me