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  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    [UPDATED with "Radical Idiot" Outing:] Fred Karger, Gay GOP Presidential Hopeful, Stumps in Utah

    See update at end of this post about the wife of a Utah county GOP chairman calling Fred Karger "a radical idiot" and saying "thank goodness" he "cant procreate."ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 7, 2:39 P.M.: What does it say about Californians that only 6,641 voted for Laguna Beach's Fred Karger for president, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    A Fine Caterer Chef Molly Kruger Is

    ​A couple of months ago, I was asked to be a judge at some food contest or other sponsored by a nonprofit. Tell you the truth, I can't even remember the name of the nonprofit, or the theme of the contest. I do remember two things, however: that the new chef of 6ix Park Grill at the Irvine Hyatt (w ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    A Night to Dismember the Democrats

    Election 2010: Scenes from some of the few races where Dems didn't get tsunami'd

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Moxley Watches The OC Republicans

    Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. ​1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Election 2010: Who's In and Who's Out in Irvine?

    ​Updated throughout the night, with the freshest post on topLate: Oy. Squeezed my way through the madness (good-looking madness) that was the OC Republican election night party in search of some Irvine players to chat with. No luck. Instead, I got to wander through a sea of boos when Presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Memphis at the Santora and 6ix Park Grill Are the Places to Be Election Night for Dems, Reeps, Respectively

    You can find me reporting from this bar starting 'round 6 p.m, after I partake of Burger Night...​For most Election Night parties, the local Democrats and Republicans tend to rent hotel ballrooms to watch the night unfold--the Donkeys, usually at the Disneyland Hotel or in one of the hotels 'round ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Goes From a Hospital Bed to a Retirement Village

    ​Fresh from a hospital bed, where she was being treated for an infection tied to her reconstructive breast surgery after cancer, Carly Fiorina brings her U.S. Senate campaign to Laguna Woods this afternoon.The Republican nominee for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is scheduled to ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Inaugural CleanTech OC Conference Should Have Been Better Attended

    ​If attendees took anything other than swag away from the inaugural CleanTech OC Conference & Expo in Irvine Monday, it was this: the green revolution is back, baby. After a red hot 2008, the clean technology industry was battered for a spell by the recession, but banks are back to lending, ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Agran Makes His Moves at Great Park

    Photo by Christopher VictorioA familiar role for Larry Agran on Wednesday: moving chess pieces at the Great Park. ​When Great Park Corp. board members several months ago were chewing the fat at one of their monthly board meetings at Irvine City Hall, chairman Larry Agran mentioned how he envisione ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    OC Republicans' Choice for First Lady Comes Out... Against Prop. 8

    NOH8 CampaignTale of the tape​In the November 2008 election, 579,064 Orange County voters wanted John McCain to be president of the United States right now (versus 549,558 for Barack Obama). By extension, Cindy McCain was 50.2 percent of the electorate's choice for first lady (versus 47.6 percent ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 16, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Madam Chairwoman: Rock on!