Ken Calvert

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    December 19, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Is Dirty

    [Moxley Confidential] Congressman turned $1 million Costa Mesa home rental into pigsty

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher's Path to Citizenship Would Include a Stop Where Immigrants Plead Guilty

    At least you can say this about Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach): He's no Ken Calvert, the House Republican out of Riverside who says he might consider some kind of legal status for members of the undocumented class who jump through hoops, but not full citizenship. Rohrabacher, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    John Boehner, House Speaker, to Give Irvine's Great Park Ballon a Run for the Orangey

    On April 4, the orangest thing in Irvine will not be the Orange County Great Park balloon.It will be a certain speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.[INSERT BOTH FILLED WITH HOT AIR JOKE HERE.]

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Reps. Gary Miller and Ken Calvert Get Their Assets Handed Back to Them

    ​The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Richest Orange County Congressman of Them All?

    ​U.S. Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-Brea), is the eighth wealthiest Member of Congress, the 18th wealthiest when combining members of both houses and Orange County's richest congressman by far, according to numbers recently crunched by the Center for Responsive Politics. The nonprofit and nonpartisan cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with No Action:] San Onofre Nuke Plant Shutdown Tempts San Clemente City Council

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 22, 4:36 P.M.: Travel back in time, kiddies, to one month and four days ago. The world was so much different then. Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council g ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    [UPDATED with Federal Action Sought:] No Neighboring Nukes Tempt San Clemente City Council

    ​UPDATE, MAY 18, 11:31 A.M.: Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council decided Tuesday night to send letters to lawmakers seeking removal of radioactive waste from the plant. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    OC Planned Parenthood Funding in Crisis

    ​On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that eliminates Title X, a program that gives low-income women access to family-planning services. Taking the biggest hit is Planned Parenthood--the nation's largest reproductive health services provider--which would lose a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    [UPDATED] Rohrabacher, Calvert and Campbell Support Bad-Air Bills, NRDC Says

    ​UPDATED, JAN. 28, 11:04 A.M: Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), who authored House Resolution 97, backed by Rohrabacher, Calvert and Campbell, issued this response to claims the bill supports polluters over the health of citizens: "The NRDC's connection between greenhouse gasses and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    New York Times Data: OC Elections Aren't Really Contests

    Ed Royce: Shoo-in elections are fun.​Do we have real congressional election contests in the Orange County/Long Beach area or, despite all the hullabaloo, is the whole affair preordained?Data from The New York Times, based on FiveThirtyEight Forecasts, shows the answer isn't necessarily uplifting. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Video Killed the Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Star

    ​Today's installment of The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show--which compiles things from and about this paradise we live in--will blow your eyeballs as well as your mind. And you don't even have to visit our adult section for the pleasure! After the jump are OC-related videos for your viewing e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Todd Spitzer Out! Barney Frank In! Van Tran Confused!

    Palace intrigue erupts in 401​Highlights from the local media today include: Susan Kang Schroeder Announces She'll Be DAOkay, okay. I'm kidding. So the real news isn't that dramatic, but there's nevertheless been a major development in Orange County's criminal justice system. Former state ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Vote for Ken Calvert--on Nov. 8!

    ​As you'll see after the jump, the campaign for Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside) is apparently clueless as to the day this November's election falls on.Or is it?Kristopher Daams, the communications director for Democrat Bill Hedrick who'd like to represent the 44th Congressional District that includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Bill Hedrick, Democrat Facing Rep. Calvert in the Fall, is Hottest Candidate. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    ​Feast your eyes on the hunk to the right.Bill Hendrick Hedrick, the Democrat facing Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside) in the November mid-term election, has been voted the hottest candidate in the land.But the hopeful for the 44th District that includes San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and the unin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Progressive "Brownbaggers" Invite Teabaggers to Join Them in Government Spending Protests

    Tim Carpenter hammers away at the war.​Former Orange County progressive activist Tim Carpenter, who now does his agitating for the Michigan-based Progressive Democrats of America, is inviting tea partiers to protests at congressional district offices nationwide Wednesday aimed at reducing "unjusti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Calvert, Hedrick Get Into Slapping Fight over Oil Spill, right, with oil company lobbyist.​The campaign staff for Democratic congressional candidate Bill Hedrick has made a habit this year of sending out near-daily e-mails documenting some reason why they thinks that incumbent Ken Calvert is a fat, corrupt, corrupt fatso. Hones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    High Bid for Orange County Fairgrounds is Low

    ​It was revealed today that Craig Realty Group of Newport Beach was the high bidder in the state's auction of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa--with a bid that was much lower than the $96 million to $180 million the 150-acre property had been expected to fetch.The owner of several outle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    As Rep. Calvert Beams Over Gipper Statue, Many Fume

    Courtesy U.S. Capitol"Ladies and gentlemen, the statue of Ronald Reagan," the announcer inside the Capitol Rotunda said last Wednesday before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped 87-year-old Nancy Reagan to her feet so she could tug back the blue drape cloaking Chas Fagan's 7-foot bronze statue of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Royce, Sanchez Blast North Korea's Harsh Sentencing of Journos

    Two Orange County representatives in the U.S. Congress came out strongly today against North Korea's harsh sentencing of 12 years hard labor for two U.S. journalists charged with "hostile acts." The other four Members of Congress were silent.Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) emailed the Weekly t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Royce, Sanchez Blast North Korea's Harsh Sentencing of Journos

    Two Orange County representatives in the U.S. Congress came out strongly today against North Korea's harsh sentencing of 12 years hard labor for two U.S. journalists charged with "hostile acts." The other four Members of Congress were silent.Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) emailed the Weekly t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Dick's Out

    That's right, folks. Dick Cheney is in town today to attend a high-dollar fundraiser for fellow Republican Ken Calvert. You may remember Ken from his 1993 arrest for soliciting a prostitute in Corona. Or maybe it's from his 2006 designation by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics as one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Cracking Open a Miller

    Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) has jack-assed his way back into the news. Seems he owns $20,000 in toll road bonds. What's the big deal? Miller is a big-time toll-road supporter, putting his signature on letters of support to the project as well as garnering earmark after earmark of pork-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Like Facebook For Legislature

    Not exactly as sexy as water for chocolate, but still. Those crafty bastards over at Sunlight Foundation have cranked out the latest version of their watchdog tool for the Senate, Congress, committees, lobbyists and legislature: Open Congress. We've recently added more ways to access the info cre ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2008
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    January 19, 2008

    Obey My Jowls!

    Below is a video of Ken Calvert on his support of the 241 Toll Road. Nevermind that his reputation is on the line. Nevermind that he worked to garner earmarks (see Of Pork and Ken, Feb. 16 2006) so that taxpayer money could be spent on "environmental studies" for the toll roads - millions upon milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    241 Toll Road Delayed Indefinitely

    The 241 Foothill-South Toll Road extension that would have run through San Onofre State Park endangering wild life and costing tax payers $10 million, has been delayed indefinitely, according to Congressman Ken Calvert. In the Congressman's words, "thanks to Reps. Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez ( ... More >>

  • News

    February 8, 2007
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    October 25, 2006

    DeYoung and De Restless

    Today we spoke with Cassie DeYoung, candidate for Orange County Supervisor. She has an uphill battle against Pat Bates, a former Assemblywoman and cog in the Republican Party machine. Bates has the support of Congressmen Ken Calvert and Gary Miller, the OC GOP, the Transportation Corridor Agencies, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2006

    Red (County) Herring

    Tan Nguyen is an unfortunate, foolish, racist man who did and continues to do unfortunate, foolish, racist things. But who cares? Don't get me wrong, the issue deserves coverage, especially from OC's homegrown authority on all things Mexican. But Tan is drawing all eyes to him - journalists and blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    Hypocrites Unite!

    As everyone surely now knows, The Drudge Report has solved the Mark Foley mystery. As you know, Republicans are all about taking responsibility for one's actions. As they demonstrate here, they are indeed taking responsibility--for having an innocent "prank" about pedophilia (nice sense of humor, gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    More Mud Flung at Local Reps

    Five days after we pointed you to a Washington Post story on two ethically challenged local congressman, both got a curtain call for being among the 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress. For their eyebrow-raising, borderline illegal land dealings, Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside, but his district incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006

    Something Stinks, 3 for 3

    For good measure, we also received this link to a Washington Post article on Orange County congressman Ken Calvert (R-Riverside; his district includes southernmost Orange County) and Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar; his district includes northernmost Orange County), along with House Speaker Dennis Haster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Drilling Bit Players

    Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    Rohrabacher, Big Oil: a Match Made in Hell

    Ah, Huntington Beach with its smelly smokestacks, oily bathtub-ring-like shoreline and human waste bobbing in the ocean. What's not to love? Your congressman, the esteemed Dana Rohrabacher (R-Abramoff), certainly showed he's got your back, Surf City-zens, as he voted just last night to let those poo ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Toll Road Rage: Ken Ryan and Friends

    Green-Collar Criminals:

    Ken Ryan will save us from the environmentalists

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Of Pork and Ken

    Local congressman likes toll roads, money, blowjobs

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2005

    Mea Culpa, We Fuck-Uppa

    There were two HUUUUGE mistakes in the virtual droolings below. First, in KEN CALVERT'S MOD SQUAD, we reported that OC Blog has always been behind state Senator John Campbell (R-Richy Richland) from the beginning of his quest for the 48th Congressional District seat. A close follower of Clockwork an ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Road to Victory

    Dr. Roadmap says elect him, and hell build a road through our nasty forests

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Tunnel Vision

    All that stands in the way of Bill Vardoulis tunnel dream is the Irvine Co.

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    November 7, 2002
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    October 31, 2002
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    August 8, 2002