See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on photos Laguna Hills council candidate Bill Hunt provided of his knocked-down campaign signs. See Update No. 1 on Hunt saying his signs have also been vandalized, that Bill Kogerman is trying to implicate his campaign in the destruction of other ... More >>
I've been receiving a ton of email and Facebook messages from both good and bad people in Fullerton, concerned that tomorrow, the Fullerton City Council just might replace acting Fullerton Police Department Chief Dan Hughes with former Orange County deputy sheriff Bill Hunt. Hunt is a darling of Tea ... 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 >>
[Crossing the Line] A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far
[Crossing the Line] The U.S. Supreme Court and President Barack Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience
The American Civil Liberties Union caravan stopping in Santa Ana at high noon Monday to draw attention to the damage done by immigration laws like Arizona's is sure to include a hippie van with stickers all over it. Only some messages will be in Spanglish, and Jerry Garcia's Dead head will be replac ... More >>
FEB. 25: I think my house turns up in Mox's "Horrible Homes for Sale." I didn't even know it was for sale. Uh-oh.FEB. 26: A homeless man fights with two Fullerton police officers, but before muttering "don't like where this is going," understand that transient Mark Charbonneaux was later booked i ... More >>
Maricopa County, Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio--who has previously energized immigrant basher Barbara Coe--is now getting the hero treatment from another Orange County wingnut, Orly Taitz.All he had to do was hold a press conference today announcing President Barack Obama's birth cer ... More >>
"What is government if words have no meaning?"
Renowned world music recording artist Manu Chao sings his classic migrant song "Clandestino" in a new video with the infamous tent city jail of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- or as we like to call him, Arpayaso! -- serving as the backdrop. Inmates at tent city are exposed to the state's weather ex ... More >>
See, the Spanish juxtaposed with Captain America ... oh, never mind.Mexicans have taken over your menial jobs, your shitty apartments and your marijuana-delivery options, America.Prepare to have our amigos south of the border take over your movie theaters next.Like an endless wave of, oh, whateve ... More >>
Photo by Beth StirnamanArpaio, CCIR head Barbara Coe, and random weirdoOur sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, has covered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio longer and more truthfully than any publication. Its coverage is so thorough it remembers when Know Nothings were attacking Arpayaso for h ... More >>
The South Orange County Community College District has settled a suit brought by some of its teachers and one former student over the practice of opening prayers at various official district events.The plaintiffs in Westphal v. Wagner--which references Karla Westphal, a Saddleback professor who ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Yorba Linda tonight, but protesters may have a hard time getting themselves, their noisemakers and their picket signs near Maricopa County, Arizona's no-shit-taking, immigrant-jailing, pink-underwear-dispensing lawman.That's because he'll be inside the gated, guarded ... More >>
www.thesoundstrike.net The Sound Strike, an organizational campaign led by Rage Against the Machine and One Day as a Lion frontman Zack de la Rocha designed to enlist musicians in a boycott Arizona over SB 1070 and other anti-immigrant policies has just declared its recent toy and food ... More >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Mexican radio, used-tire stores and more!
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly Here it is: Fires of Comparison, a free 4-track download. Preview this before the San Diego's full length, Sleep Forever, comes out out Sept. 14. Incidentally, Fires of Comparison was a project made up of ideas produced after Sleep Forever recording sessions in Jos ... More >>
Call it delicious irony. Or "See, I told you so." But the same day the feds sued "America's toughest sheriff," human rights pariah and failed OC sheriff kingmaker Joe Arpaio, a new study came out showing more illegal immigrants reside in California than in any other state. And even when you compa ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Facts and stats always win
She ruled WHAT!?!A federal judge has blocked the part of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 law that allows police to ask people if they are in the country legally.The tough new immigration law that has sparked national debate is scheduled to take effect Thursday. However, the ask/you'd-better-tell ... More >>
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not have got the Orange County sheriff he wanted in the last election, but he still has a soft spot for Californians. Check out the video after the jump and you'll see the lawman The Mexican refers to as--what is it, again? Oh, yes--Arpayaso half-j ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRage Against the Machine at the Hollywood Palladium last FridayThe Sound Strike campaign started by Zack de la Rocha to counter Arizona's soon-to-be in effect SB1070 law reached its sonic zenith Friday night with Rage Against the Machine rocking the Hollywood Palladium. T ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Rage Against The Machine and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley BandHollywood PalladiumJuly 23, 2010In 1992, I witnessed some band called Rage Against The Machine open for Pearl Jam at the Hollywood Palladium. It was an intensely riveting perfo ... More >>
The last time we heard from Phil Liberatore, he was seeking the Republican nomination to knock off Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) and picking up support from Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Obviously having licked his wounds from his June primary loss to the 11-year incumbent, the te ... More >>
On the night declared the start of 'the year of the woman,' Sheriff Sandra Hutchens wins big enough to avoid a run-off with either the tea-party guy or the OC Republican-establishment guy
Rep. Gary Miller: might be too late for the Constitution backdrop photo ops.This is a few days old, but Red County just mentioned it in passing and it's still giggle-worthy enough to post.Republican congressman Gary Miller, whose bizarelly shaped district includes North Orange County and Mission ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] ¡A la chingada with Arizona's SB 1070!
Photo by Beth StirnamanSheriff Joe Arpaio (right) stumps for Orange County sheriff candidate Bill Hunt last November.Teabaggy sheriff wannabe Bill Hunt is apparently not the only Orange County candidate "Toughest Sheriff in America" Joe Arpaio is squarely behind.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And: Do Mexicans measure up?
Photo by Beth StirnamanArpayaso, CCIR head witch Barbara Coe, and Hunt: Who is the biggest clown?The big protest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio--in town because OC sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt has a massive man-crush on America's Most-Corrupt Sheriff--is supposed to be happening outs ... More >>
Hunt and Arpaio: Two of hearts...photo by Beth Stirnaman.I really want to like sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt, I really do. The OC Republican establishment despises him, and anyone those Carona apologists hate, I at the very least appreciate. But no way on Earth can I say anything nice about Hunt ... More >>
[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.
pgoyette @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0I got a press release today about the Downtown Anaheim Farmers' Market trying to get people to vote for them as Best Farmers' Market in OC. (Interestingly, none of the OC Farm Bureau markets are on the list, like, say, Irvine or Laguna Hills or Costa Mesa.) Th ... More >>
UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LAWYER FOR THE DISTRICT . . . A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the South Orange County Community College District over official prayers during public ceremonies, Americans United for Separation of Church and ... More >>
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, the one on the right.Funds are being collected for an upcoming court challenge of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. OCCCCW, a Costa Mesa-based political action committee (PAC) that aims to expand the distribution of concealed weapons permits, has posted o ... More >>
Arpaio, Coe, and Hunt: Pendejos in a pod? For sure, the first two...It was bad enough that Orange County Sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt invited a man as controversial as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to shill for him at a fundraiser. But for Hunt to allow California Coalition for Immigration ... More >>
Arpaio: Still not as much of a clown as Carona...Originally published Halloween, but moved up until Thursday because the comments left by Arpayaso supporters are some of the stupidest ever left in Navel Gazing history--and considering many Mater Dei grads write here, that's saying something...joi ... More >>
Tom McClintock For Congress 2009Congressman Tom McClintock is shown from his state Senate days.Orange County sheriff candidate Bill Hunt, who gets a showy show of support from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim tonight, is not the only local office-seeker hoping for ... More >>
I went to a Bill Hunt for Sheriff fund-raiser tonight, and a Joe Arpaio Dinner Show broke out.
Honestly, I always felt bad for Bill Hunt, the former Orange County deputy sheriff who's running against incumbent Sandra Hutchens next year. He loudly spoke against the moron Mike Carona, only to suffer an insult so egregious--demotion to patrolling Stanton--that he rightfully resigned. The lord ... More >>
Naui Huitzilopochtli has been a long-time fixture in Orange County progressive activism, first as a mere protester but increasingly as perhaps Orange County's most prolific political YouTuber. His incessant hectoring of Know Nothings has made Naui Dirty Mexican #1 amongst local anti-illegals activis ... More >>
In 2005, our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, published Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's home address on its website and was subsequently threatened with felony prosecution. After an adjoining jurisdiction declined to press charges, the sheriff's political pal, Attorney Andrew Thomas, conven ... More >>
Village Voice Media execs and New Times founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin (aka the guys who sign our paychecks at OC Weekly, and at LA Weekly) were arrested at their Arizona homes late Thursday night for revealing grand jury information in a story they published earlier in the day, "Breathtaking ... More >>