Joe Carchio

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    If Cash Is Determinate, Orange County May Get First Woman-Dominated Board Of Supes

    Fifty days remain until the June 3 elections for three seats on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and, as usual, the campaign money race offers hints about the likely frontrunners. Based on contribution activity (and personalities), the four-person race to replace termed-out 2nd District Super ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Is Huntington Beach Teeming With Sex Slaves?

    This week the Huntington Beach City Council voted in support of putting the rub on rub downs. Aimed at cracking down on massage parlors that offer happy endings, the proposed ordinance would require establishments to obtain certification from the city and would prohibit massage therapists from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Jason Redmer Dies at Problem-Plagued West Coast Detox Center in Surf City Neighborhood

    "West Coast Detox and Treatment was created to provide a safe place in which recovery from alcohol and drug addiction could take place," reads the Huntington Beach rehab's home page.Tell that to Jason Redmer.The San Juan Capistrano 28-year-old was found dead Monday morning at the facility housed in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with SJC Spooked:] Banning Pervs in Parks Sweeps OC

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 17, 11:17 A.M.: It's become so routine it's lost its news value: The District Attorney's office announces it's sending a rep before the latest of the 7,000 city councils in Orange County considering a ban on sex offenders in local parks modeled after the county law co-written by DA T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    [UPDATED with Early RSM Nod:] Banning Pervs in Parks Sweeps OC

    ​UPDATE, JULY 29, 9:41 A.M.: The Rancho Santa Margarita City Council voted Wednesday night to move ahead with a ban on registered sex offenders in city parks that is similar to the county law enacted in April.The council agreed that banning only those who have preyed on children would leave kids v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with SJC Law on Agenda:] Banning Pervs in Parks Sweeps OC

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 22, 10:09 A.M.: While expressing some concern the county pervs-in-parks ban is too broad, the San Juan Capistrano City Council did decide Tuesday night to bring a local ordinance back for a vote July 5.Among the options the city with huge swaths of open space will explore are applyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    [UPDATED with Enactment Cheered:] Westminster Jumps Aboard Bandwagon Banning Pervs in Parks

    Erin Runnion​UPDATE, MAY 27, 3:40 P.M.: An Orange County supervisor, the district attorney and perhaps the most famous mother of a local crime victim today applauded Westminster officially enacting a ban on registered sex offenders from city parks.Cheers from Supervisor Shawn Nelson and District A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    More Surf City Slime: Planning Commissioner Under Investigation

    Courtesy​When they don't involve elected officials going apeshit at local gadflies, news headlines coming out of Huntington Beach's City Hall usually involve corruption. It's just something in the air, or maybe the water they drink over there. The trend first asserted itse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Barfight! Surf City Councilman Goes Ballistic on Anti-Alcohol Activist

    ​Everyone knows downtown Huntington Beach is pretty much overrun with bars full of drunk bros. Including all the alcohol-serving restaurants, there are no less than 38 establishments with liquor licenses downtown. So when Bomberger, a Main Street burger joint, filed an application to serve beer, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Should Taxpayers Pay Cops Extra For Not Eating Donuts?

    Can we pay you extra to smile too?​Huntington Beach has at least a $4 million budget shortfall and Annie Burris at the OC Register reported today that city officials are thinking about ending a little-known special perk for the city's cops: an extra 60 hours of paid vacation each year if they aren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Huntington Beach city circus, er, council

    Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Council Chambers: Huntington Beach Councilman and Republican Joe Carchio is digging his thumbs into his temples, furiously massaging his forehead, and hiding behind his hands as though they could shield him from the some 22 locals lined up to ask him - an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2007


    'Give us all a breakthe Mexican wetback has become the majority.'

  • Columns

    January 25, 2007


    'This is the USA. We dont do satire, thank you. We are very serious, thank you. But next time you have a good fart joke we will laugh like hell.'

  • Columns

    January 18, 2007


    'Vicki [sic] Chang has got to be one of your worst writers with the worst taste. I abhor her Trendzilla column. It has the most contrived style blurbberings [sic] Ive ever read.'

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Man Most Likely to Succeed

    How Joe Carchios inexperience, shaky business sense, tax trouble and connection with a political criminal made him the Republican Partys choice for the Huntington Beach City Council

  • News

    November 2, 2006


    Joe Carchio tight with felonious ex-mayor