BREAKING, JULY 12, 1 P.M.: The South Coast AQMD Governing Board just voted 7-6 to impose new restrictions on beach bonfires. Check back for more details...ORIGINAL POST, JULY 11, 3:05 P.M.: Proponents (professional and otherwise) of beach fire rings are lighting a fire under the public to attend Fri ... More >>
Fudging the truth with the late Tea Partier
This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>
The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California
Update: See the end of post for debate organizer calling Quirk-Silva's campaign version of events dishonest.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 26, 2012 7:30 A.M.: With the Nov. 6 election approaching, the campaign of Republican state Assemblyman Chris Norby is questioning the political mettle of his Democratic Par ... 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 >>
Made it!It's often said that Southern California residents are apathetic in comparison to other areas of the nation, but for years you could drive by a building not far from the gates of John Wayne Airport and see a large group of adults on the sidewalk holding signs and hands, and praying.The ta ... More >>
John GilhooleySandy with a sheriff's best friendA new poll conducted by Lewis Consulting Group shows that Bill Hunt's campaign has enjoyed a "surprising surge" in recent weeks and now the race for Orange County sheriff is "essentially a dead heat."
The South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) board votes tonight on whether to pay a private lawyer $25,000 in taxpayer funds for helping negotiate what the district calls the "Mathur settlement." Why the district must settle anything with Raghu Mathur, who in January was fired/did ... More >>
Various ugly things were yelled at reporters and Democratic lawmakers outside and inside the halls of power in Washington, D.C., as the monumental health-care overhaul was heading for a vote Sunday. Some gems follow . . .
Your next 72nd District assemblyman (after an unnecessary run-off election), Chris Norby!Like standing for the national anthem before the game starts, nodding at the uniformed officer before zooming through the border checkpoint or throwing toast at a movie screen flashing a sweet transvestite fr ... More >>
While wondering where all the defenders of convicted and soon-to-be imprisoned ex-sheriff Mike Carona are now, Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut drops a couple shout outs to the coverage by the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley, the lone reporter uncovering the former top Orange County lawman's misde ... More >>
Orange County GOP insider and former state Sen. John Lewis' early endorsement of Democrat and current Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly in the race to replace Chris Norby as the Fourth District county supervisor has got some local Republicans fuming. But there is one high-profile, con ... More >>
During Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church Obama-McCain interviews earlier this month, the pastor asked McCain to identify the “three wisest people that [sic] you know that you would rely on heavily in an administration.” McCain quickly named General David Petraeus and Lindsey Graham, a Republica ... More >>
Taking a wait-and-see stance toward OC’s new top cop
If ever a man looked like a sheriff, it’s Jack Anderson. The mustachioed man is tall and husky and, if he wore a cowboy hat, would cast an impressive shadow sitting on a horse. Of course, the wild—ridiculously wild—west days at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) should be over. E ... More >>
April 12 - April 18
OC reverend played the gay card to aid FBI corruption target
And some we regret
Campaign to organize janitors kicks off in Irvine
Did a smear campaign force Republican ''caveman'' out of key Assembly race?
Anti-abortion activists attack cozy relationship between county republicans and abortion doctor
GOP insider maneouvers for DA's office