We recently reported that a federal prosecutor in Orange County has been blocking an alleged organized-crime figure from receiving nearly $2 million in bail from a Los Angeles businessman with close ties to ex-LA District Attorney Steve Cooley.Assistant United States Attorney Todd T. Tristan repeate ... More >>
A former Florida cocaine trafficker, who became an ultra-wealthy database guru that bought valuable gifts for corrupt Orange County sheriff-turned-convicted-felon Mike Carona, died Thursday or Friday, according to news reports.The Palm Beach Post quickly handed Hank Asher, 61 and a high school ... More >>
Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?
A California judge has ruled that Sheriff Mike Carona violated state law by committing "egregious and despicable" retaliation inside the Orange County Sheriff's Department against one of his 2006 election opponents: Lieutenant Bill Hunt who campaigned on restoring integrity to the agency and found h ... More >>
Questions about the money raised by the Kelly Thomas Memorial Foundation and how it's being spent continue to swirl. Two weeks ago, the Weekly wrote about a scuffle of words between Ron Thomas, father of slain homeless man Kelly Thomas, and Stephan Baxter, organizer of Art With an Ag ... More >>
Wearing his traditional natty dark suit but minus the once dominant cat-who-swallowed-the-canary glare, Assistant Sheriff turned convicted felon George Jaramillo marched into the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse today to explain why he's still not, well, a sneaky bastard.Of course, I am taking sligh ... More >>
Bill Hunt was one of the few Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputies who had the cojones to publicly stand against the corruption of Mike Carona, our sheriff turned convicted felon and present day resident of a federal prison in Colorado.For having ethics and common decency, Hunt saw Caro ... More >>
Ron Paul spit Libertarian fire at a youth rally Wednesday night in front of the packed westside stands at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium. For those familiar with Paul's platform, it was standard fare from the Texas congressman, who, unlike presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney, has preac ... More >>
OC's most famous sexual-assault victim breaks her silence on the 10th anniversary of the Haidl gang rape
UPDATE, DEC. 22, 5 P.M.: One-time super-sports agent Leigh Steinberg of Newport Beach has reacted to the bench warrant imposed on him by an Orange County court commissioner, calling the whole thing the result of a mix-up. The 62-year-old tells the Associated Press that he was under the mistaken i ... More >>
According to our sister publication LA Weekly, hip-hop manager James Rosemond, a.k.a. Jimmy Henchman, was arrested in New York this morning. He is alleged to have had a role in the 1994 attack on Tupac Shakur. Federal agents claim Rosemond is the leader an LA-to-NYC coke ring. He was collared a ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 9, 11:22 A.M.: Lenny Dykstra, the former major leaguer out of Garden Grove, could get up to 80 years in federal prison if the numerous bankruptcy fraud counts against him stick.That's disclosed in an announcement of a federal grand jury indictment accusing Dykstra of bankruptcy fraud ... More >>
Nick DaoNick Dao--a former, losing contestant on NBC's Last Comic Standing--isn't laughing.One of the last kids to escape Saigon via U.S. military airlift in the hours before the collapse of South Vietnam in April 1975, Dao--now 44 years old--is suing the City of Tustin and Lennar Homes for alleg ... More >>
A "first of its kind" study by the New Millennium Research Council (NMRC) concludes $4 billion in income could be generated for the poor by simply giving such folks free prepaid cell phones."Subsidized Cell Phones Provide Significant Economic Gains for Poor and Near-Poor Americans" singles out ... More >>
Daniel "Rudy" RuettigerA Long Beach man who is believed to have fled to his native South Africa has been charged with running a $5.2-million "pump and dump" investment fraud that involved a sports drink named after Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger of Notre Dame football and Rudy movie fame, money launde ... More >>
We began Monday morning by noting the "Vota Tus Valores" ("Vote your values") bus filled with conservative Hispanics and marriage inequality proponents was in Santa Ana, following up with the news that a demonstrator against the Latino outreach effort there claimed he had been roughed up by someo ... More >>
Saying "no" is exhaustingI'd been wondering when my favorite Van Tran photo would appear in a campaign ad and this morning Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez obliged. No, it's not the one of Tran hugging Mike Carona in a photograph that recorded the Republican assemblyman happily accepting a real sher ... More >>
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SECOND UPDATE: Benny Hinn, End-Times Cultist? Click here for the details. UPDATE: Hinn's new message to followers: I am not having an affair and send me $2 million. (details at end of post) . . .Televangelist Benny Hinn, who resides behind gates in Dana Point and has a church and television studi ... More >>
Rich Mead's new 'creative Californian' restaurant doesn't fix what's not broken
In the waning days of the campaign for sheriff, a resigned but not defeated Sandra Hutchens argued a point to an unreceptive group of voters in Newport Beach, handed the microphone to rival Bill Hunt and said something like "This crowd is yours again."Time and again, Hunt dominated events with pa ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The convicted ex-sheriff says he should have been warned that his buddy was wearing a wire
[Moxley Confidential] Will Mike Carona's ex-punching bag be Orange County's next sheriff?
Sheriff Hutchens loses deputy voteThe Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) announced today that Bill Hunt, a challenger to appointed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, has overwhelmingly won the powerful union's endorsement for the June election.
The Eddie Vedder-approved Fred and Toody Cole have finally become hip-in their 60s!
Last in a series about the latest effort by Orange County white supremacists to mask their laces and braces. More to come in the future whenever I see fit...The latest Internet dispatch from the neo-Nazi American Third Position Party offers a bit of an apology, stating "our web team is hurriedly ... More >>
Bisno: Doesn't pay billsA source sent us the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Robert Bisno, the man who essentially bought an election for SanTana Mayor Don Papi Pulido's regime by pouring tens of thousands of dollars into a campaign that extended term limits for the SanTana city council. Maybe th ... More >>
Lenny Dykstra, the pride of Santa Ana known as "Nails" during an illustrious Major League Baseball career with the New York Mets in the 1980s and Philadelphia Phillies in the 1990s, details his post-career, financial free-fall in bankruptcy documents just posted by The Smoking Gun, which notes th ... More >>
For more than a year, Mike Carona's legal defense team and its sycophants aimed a portion of their wrath at Brett Sagel, the assistant United States attorney and driving force behind the prosecution of the indicted, ex-Orange County sheriff. They've impugned his motives, belittled his experien ... More >>
"It's not my hit list; It's God's hit list."
On the corner of Santa Ana Boulevard and Broadway in SanTana stands a magnificent YMCA building (pictured here in the city's pre-Mexico days) that's been abandoned for years. Developers have proposed various ideas—turn it into a boutique hotel, reopen it as gym, transform the structure into an ext ... More >>
Is it any wonder that Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) coasts to easy wins every election? His district, the 42nd (which covers eastern OC and doglegs down over Mission Viejo), is one of the state's most reliably Republican districts, and Gary Miller doesn't just embrace those beliefs Republ ... More >>
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