After eating breakfast yesterday, 25-year-old Samuel Sixtos-Gomez started a hunger strike at the Adelanto Detention Center, vowing to fast until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) releases him from custody. A press conference timed with the start of the hunger strike was held outside the S ... More >>
Veterans who want an Orange County cemetery at the Great Park will be marching into tonight's Irvine City Council meeting. Also parachuting in will be representatives of Five Points, the company whose residential tracts will ring (and help pay for) the in-progress park. The council is scheduled t ... More >>
The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California
[Moxley Confidential] Orange County Democrats hold pre-November election summit and forget to rally the faithful for the president's re-election
Just four years ago, Loretta Sanchez--the veteran, Democrat congresswoman from Anaheim--repeatedly won significant national network TV attention on the arm of Hilary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. Part of that focus happened when Sanchez continued to stridently advocate for ... More >>
Last night, in what's become an annual scavenger hunt of sorts, Orange County officers nabbed 26 unsuspecting minors who were out past curfew. The event is a curfew sweep, and its goal, according to the District Attorney's office, is "to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in ... More >>
The dying movement turns into a song-and-dance routine
UPDATE, JAN. 25, 10:58 A.M.: Before the arrest of Itzcoatl Ocampo, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a serial killer preying on homeless men. Union president Tom Dominguez is scheduled to hand Donny ... More >>
Over the weekend, there was some sort of vote about endorsements or some shit involving Democrats in Orange County, a possible party endorsement, and the 69th Assembly District Democratic primary in June. All you need to know is that Julio Perez--formerly of the Orange County Labor Federation--ha ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 11:05 A.M.: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat claiming to have been hornswoggled by campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. Feinstein first revealed her accounts had been totally cleaned out, but her spokesman later corrected that to say the amount of missing funds is c ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>
OCDALawrence Joseph Brown's booking photoUPDATE, APRIL 11, 3:46 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office continues to work toward keeping convicted child rapist Lawrence Joseph Brown off the streets indefinitely, filing a new petition to have him committed to a mental institution as a s ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
The huge swath of public land is in play. But is the whole thing rigged?
OCDALawrence Joseph Brown's booking photoOrange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas held a press conference this afternoon to lay out what he and fellow OC authorities have planned to keep a violent rapist out of the community.The DA called out the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for faili ... More >>
Whenever it's time to fill my ballot, I usually like to sprinkle my votes to the Green and Libertarian parties (with an occasional nod to the Peace and Freedom freaks)--usually because the politics of those two groups better fit my personal stances, but also because I refuse to vote for any OC-ba ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?
Tran: A bit of a RAHOWA man himself...To quote George Takei, "Oh my." Our little story about Loretta Sanchez railing against "Vietnamese" trying to take her congressional seat away from her and the Democrats has gone national, making the pages of the New York Times (with a proper citation for us ... More >>
Martinez: Executor of her own Friday Afternoon MassacreOnly in the Banana Republic of SanTana do the appointment and dismissal of commissioners who oppose the reign of Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Pulido turn into nasty, bare-knuckle knockdowns that make Bell politics seem absolutely Mayberry by compa ... More >>
We told you here that Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) had revealed the Legislature's Latino caucus will not block the state's sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds to Costa Mesa over displeasure with the City Council's "Rule of Law" proclamation and other moves intended to make those with ... More >>
There's no denying that at least one church in Anaheim is getting help from above.
Curt PringleIf they go to their graves winning no more recognition for their years of public service, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and ex-Assemblyman Tom Umberg can be comforted by the fact that they at least received a shout out from the California High Speed Rail Blog, which applauds both in the po ... More >>
Why do Supervisor Janet Nguyen's former supporters in OC's Republican power structure hate her so much?
Today, a chingo of SanTana residents met at State Senator Lou Correa's office to discuss the Renaissance Specific Plan, which seeks to transform the city's downtown in a good (according to proponents) or gentrifying-Mexicans-outta-there (says opponents) way. I'm sure the other SanTana blogs--specifi ... More >>
Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require v ... More >>
Jan. 24-Jan. 30
By now, everyone and their gardener has heard about the letter to recently registered Latino voters warning them of repercussions if they're illegal. No one is quite sure who sent the letter (read the English-language translation here), although the blame game has already begun: Democrats blame Repu ... More >>
County Supervisor Tom Wilson's most recent e-newsletter (Fifth District Report) contained the following juicy tidbit: The City of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Save Trestles- Bluewater Concert Series on Thursday August 31st from 8-11 p.m. at Club M (680 South Co ... More >>
Imagine Me on a Bus!
Stop us if youve heard this one before . . .
Happy New Year: now youll pay for the sheriffs alleged sex romps
Gay activist sets the record straight about Log Cabin Republicans
The faithful worship Lopez
Why are these men smiling?
GOP bailing out of congressional race against Sanchez
Yet another column about gay people, plus a really vicious fight
Loretta Sanchez's very scary Halloween