John Chiang

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    [UPDATED/CLARIFIED] OCTA's Will Kempton and Irvine Ranch Water's Paul D. Jones II (and Santa Margarita Water's John J. Schatz) Top Special-District Executive Salaries List

    OCTAKempton​UPDATE/CLARIFICATION, FEB. 4, 9:23 A.M.: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) clarified for the Weekly why its CEO Will Kempton lands at the No. 2 spot on a state-compiled list of top executive salaries from California special districts.It's not Kempton's salary, the OCTA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Oil and Water - Surfrider Foundation Defeats Tranquillon Ridge Project

    John Wiley​Ever since the State Land Commission shut down the proposed Tranquillon Ridge Oil and Gas Project in a 2-1 vote in January, a battle has raged between its opponents and proponents. On friday, while we were chasing the big swell around, our reps in the California State Assembly scored a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Celebrate Huntington Beach Adult School ... Then Kill It?

    Before the regular Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening, the Huntington Beach Union High School District is throwing a party to honor "Life Long Learners" from Huntington Beach Adult School, and as part of regular business, the school will be honored. But supporters of the school are in no mood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Less than an hour until the polls close...

    ... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Not a 'Stiff,' Nor a 'Loser'

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The OC Weeklys Statewide picks

  • Columns

    June 8, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Hooray for the Evil Queen! Crazy sex, evil, awards top local communists perfect month!

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Election Results

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Dem Bones

    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 >>