Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?
As if the sad saga of Nativo Lopez--once the lion of Latinos in Orange County, a righteous civil rights leader who let power get to his head and is now about as relevant to the county's Mexicans as Naugles--couldn't get any sadder, now this: the man born Larry wants to bill the Weekly $500,936 for p ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on Derek Henry Pinski's scheduled arraignment.See Update Nos. 1-2 on the charges against filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office and the family of slain Alexandra Joyce Tang speaking out.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 4, 9:31 A.M.: When Orange County fire ... More >>
[Crossing the Line] A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far
UPDATE, MAY 18, 9:06 A.M.: Phoenix New Times, the big sistah paper of OC Weekly, includes coverage today of the Maricopa County case against San Clemente's Robert Douglas Fischer, who is accused of second-degree murder for allegedly staging what he called in as the "suicide" of Norman "Lee" Radder.V ... More >>
A 31-year-old Garden Grove man arrested last year by federal and state police in Massachusetts for allegedly piloting a plane loaded with 74 pounds of marijuana pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, according to news reports.Using police drug sniffing dogs, officials claim they found three duffel bags load ... More >>
FEB. 25: I think my house turns up in Mox's "Horrible Homes for Sale." I didn't even know it was for sale. Uh-oh.FEB. 26: A homeless man fights with two Fullerton police officers, but before muttering "don't like where this is going," understand that transient Mark Charbonneaux was later booked i ... More >>
Maricopa County, Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio--who has previously energized immigrant basher Barbara Coe--is now getting the hero treatment from another Orange County wingnut, Orly Taitz.All he had to do was hold a press conference today announcing President Barack Obama's birth cer ... More >>
Renowned world music recording artist Manu Chao sings his classic migrant song "Clandestino" in a new video with the infamous tent city jail of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- or as we like to call him, Arpayaso! -- serving as the backdrop. Inmates at tent city are exposed to the state's weather ex ... More >>
Why is your kid still huffing lead and other nasty toxins in your low-income housing unit despite the federal government having already sent your Orange County city funds to remedy the hazard?Blame Belinda Exon. The president of Rehab Financial Services, Inc., a now-defunct Huntington Beach comp ... More >>
The South Orange County Community College District has settled a suit brought by some of its teachers and one former student over the practice of opening prayers at various official district events.The plaintiffs in Westphal v. Wagner--which references Karla Westphal, a Saddleback professor who ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Yorba Linda tonight, but protesters may have a hard time getting themselves, their noisemakers and their picket signs near Maricopa County, Arizona's no-shit-taking, immigrant-jailing, pink-underwear-dispensing lawman.That's because he'll be inside the gated, guarded ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Call it delicious irony. Or "See, I told you so." But the same day the feds sued "America's toughest sheriff," human rights pariah and failed OC sheriff kingmaker Joe Arpaio, a new study came out showing more illegal immigrants reside in California than in any other state. And even when you compa ... More >>
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not have got the Orange County sheriff he wanted in the last election, but he still has a soft spot for Californians. Check out the video after the jump and you'll see the lawman The Mexican refers to as--what is it, again? Oh, yes--Arpayaso half-j ... More >>
The last time we heard from Phil Liberatore, he was seeking the Republican nomination to knock off Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) and picking up support from Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Obviously having licked his wounds from his June primary loss to the 11-year incumbent, the te ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, whose coverage area includes Orange County, and the ACLUs of Northern California, San Diego and Imperial Counties and 26 other affiliates, issued an Arizona travel alert today.Arizona's response?"Meh."
Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
Will the boiling-mad tea-party crowd sweep sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt to victory?
Hunt and Arpaio: Two of hearts...photo by Beth Stirnaman.I really want to like sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt, I really do. The OC Republican establishment despises him, and anyone those Carona apologists hate, I at the very least appreciate. But no way on Earth can I say anything nice about Hunt ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Will Mike Carona's ex-punching bag be Orange County's next sheriff?
UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LAWYER FOR THE DISTRICT . . . A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the South Orange County Community College District over official prayers during public ceremonies, Americans United for Separation of Church and ... More >>
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, the one on the right.Funds are being collected for an upcoming court challenge of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. OCCCCW, a Costa Mesa-based political action committee (PAC) that aims to expand the distribution of concealed weapons permits, has posted o ... More >>
Arpaio, Coe, and Hunt: Pendejos in a pod? For sure, the first two...It was bad enough that Orange County Sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt invited a man as controversial as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to shill for him at a fundraiser. But for Hunt to allow California Coalition for Immigration ... More >>
I went to a Bill Hunt for Sheriff fund-raiser tonight, and a Joe Arpaio Dinner Show broke out.
Honestly, I always felt bad for Bill Hunt, the former Orange County deputy sheriff who's running against incumbent Sandra Hutchens next year. He loudly spoke against the moron Mike Carona, only to suffer an insult so egregious--demotion to patrolling Stanton--that he rightfully resigned. The lord ... More >>
Kerr at left, with the Rev. Robert A. Schuller. Fleecers of a feather...Hey, anyone know where Michael Scott Kerr is? The man who wanted to take care of military children who lost their fathers in battle, but couldn't be bothered to pay nearly $50,000 in child support? Who set up a non-profit for ... More >>
Naui Huitzilopochtli has been a long-time fixture in Orange County progressive activism, first as a mere protester but increasingly as perhaps Orange County's most prolific political YouTuber. His incessant hectoring of Know Nothings has made Naui Dirty Mexican #1 amongst local anti-illegals activis ... More >>
Oh, Glen. This show is probably out of our usual demographic, but I couldn't not (oh no, double negative!) tell you about Glen Campbell coming to the Grove of Anaheim on July 17. He's not just a County Music Hall of Famer, he's also a longtime resident of my hometown, Phoenix--why, one of his bigges ... More >>
In 2005, our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, published Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's home address on its website and was subsequently threatened with felony prosecution. After an adjoining jurisdiction declined to press charges, the sheriff's political pal, Attorney Andrew Thomas, conven ... More >>
In this week's edition of the Weekly, I profiled Michael Scott Kerr, founder of the Snowball Express, an organization set up to help out the children and widows of soldiers who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. Great cause, sure, but we found out that Kerr doesn't seem to care too much about his own chil ... More >>
The shady past of OCs newest mega-philanthropist