If you need a metaphor for Bao Nguyen's stunning win as Garden Grove's new mayor earlier this month and what it means for the future of Orange County, look no further than the city's historic Main Street on election night. The storefront-heavy stretch is the last remnant of Garden Grove's old downto ... More >>
The California State Bar issued a statement this afternoon defending its Nov. 7 firing of former Orange County state Senator Joe Dunn as executive director and claiming Dunn's lawsuit response depicting himself as an abused whistleblower is "bewildering." According to the statement, Dunn was under ... More >>
One of the great untold stories of the Great Depression remains the repatriation of more than a million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, and what little we know about this dark episode is thanks in part to Raymond Rodríguez, a Long Beach native, longtime Long Beach City College professor and adminis ... More >>
If you don't already know, I'll just say it here: we at the Weekly love to tell the hidden history of Orange County, those stories that never made it into the master narrative, whether it's its about the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the Orange County chapter of the Black Panther Party, the Great Flo ... More >>
At one point in modern Orange County history Anaheim's Tom Daly was considered the biggest rising star in the local Democratic Party.That sentiment ended in 1996 with the stunning emergence of Loretta Sanchez, then an unknown character who toppled legendary, Republican Congressman Robert K. Dorna ... More >>
State senator-turned-media-baron Joe Dunn With the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times experiencing shrinking staffs and budgets, another player may fill the perceived investigative news vacuum. The Times reports: A group that includes former state lawmakers, high-profile ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioRich Cook leads Men Alive at gay marriage rallyWhile famed conductor Rich Cook directed his singing group Men Alive in the harmonious, sweet sounds of "Marry Us," an overly-tanned and hairy, fat, middle-aged bald man wearing shorts and a tank top held a handmade poster ... More >>
What with a Sheriff retiring, a Governor supporting a toll road through a reserve AND a state beach, not to mention the imminent thumping of the Chargers by the as-yet undefeated Patriots. . . . . .who doesn't have a reason to drink liberally? Stop by Memphis Bar in Santa Ana at or around 8:30 to ... More >>
Hookers take cash too, Mikey: Dana Parsons writes today that “the good news for [indicted OC Sheriff Mike] Carona is that the government doesn’t always win.” But Parsons says the “bad news” for Calamity Mike is that the feds take their “sweet time putting public corruption cases together ... More >>
Lots of Unprotected Fornications in SD: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports this morning that youths ages 15 to 24 in our southern neighbor county had a whopping 85,000 cases of chlaymdia, gonorrhea and AIDS in 2005. How’s that rank? Well, according to the newspaper, researchers at the Cali ... More >>
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The Orange County District Attorney's office has declined to prosecute a Santa Ana health care activist for a bizarre case of road rage. Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons, a mild-mannered whistleblower who had criticized patient care at Santa Ana's Western Medical Center, was arrested two weeks ago for waving ... More >>
Hooray for the Evil Queen! Crazy sex, evil, awards top local communists perfect month!
Since the world didn't live up to the expectations of nervous Christians and end yesterday, we now have to turn our attention to counting the ballots from yesterday's primary. (Lazy goddamn Antichrist, always making more work for me...) Matt Coker's bold electoral prediction proved corrected. Asses ... More >>
First there was yesterday's Election Day lunch--the GOP-heavy shindig where Weekly editor Will Swaim only got halfway through the hilarious speech I wrote for him because he was shuffling back and forth between pages and so lost my text and thus never got to the payoff, "Thank you, ladies and gentle ... More >>
Baby Needs a Ball Gag: The silly season starts strong in OC
Imagine Me on a Bus!
Stop us if youve heard this one before . . .
Political transvestism and puma killing are in the news today, and both were implicit in posts on The Blotter yesterday. Coincidence or clairvoyance? Yesterday's first Blotter post dealt with the investigation by State Senator Joe Dunn (D-Garden Grove) into the California National Guard's spying o ... More >>
State Senator Joe Dunn's (D-Garden Grove) investigation into the California National Guard's spying on political activists was featured on the KGO evening news yesterday. Whether the story on San Francisco's ABC affiliate will help raise the profile of the investigation remains to be seen, but this ... More >>
Republican Van Tran talks tough on taxes, spends freely
Three newspapers, three parachute dispatches, three laughers
Physician forced out of deal for three OC hospitals, still has mitts on one
10 unlikely winners and losers in the Orange Diocese sodomy sweepstakes
State Senator Joe Dunn says hes ready to investigate controversial hospital deal
The GOP gets funky, by which of course we mean they smell
Cruz Bustamante on Arnold Schwarzenegger, the GOP and John and Ben
There are Democrats, I tell you, lurking in our hills
What we saw on election night
Commie Girl in Sacramento
People I want to fight!
Old bags, 1. Hipster girl, 0. Big cans, 2
Everyones a racist! Oh, yes, you are!
So a priest, an imam and a Buddhist guy make a long-distance phone call . . .
And thanks for not hurling on the Indiana Jones Adventure!
Measure G to the countys poor: Go to the end of the line, and wait there for 20 yearsagain
Arthur Carmona released from jail 10 years earlyand two years too late
Our cruel but insightful wrap-up of OC Elections
Likely new chairman promises to make state GOP the Party of God
Bob Dornan brings out the worst in me