Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of the City of New York would like you to know that the obesity crisis has reached its end, thanks to the genius of his Board of Health.You see, the chief driver behind obesity is extra-large sugary sodas, not lack of exercise and portions that could feed entire provinces ... More >>
Via LA WeeklyBarry Minkow: he prays to the almighty dollar.Barry Minkow has long been all about making money. He's good at it. At 16, he appeared to have started a carpet-cleaning business called ZZZZ Best, worth hundreds of millions of dollars that turned out to be an elaborate Ponzi scheme. He ... More >>
Entrepreneur, the Irvine-based magazine, is threatening to sue a real-life entrepreneur.Paul M. Barrett writes for Bloomberg that lawyers for Entrepreneur Media Inc. (EMI) sent a cease-and-desist letter to a veteran Austin, Texas, entrepreneur who started a law
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Christopher Victorio/ OC WeeklyIn Orange County, we've grown accustomed (read: numb) to Orly Taitz's nauseating logic, hate-mongering rhetoric, and borderline paranoid-schizophrenic anxiety attacks regarding left-wing conspiracies and Obama's citizenship. But c'mon, Orly: you supposedly ear ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioMeg Whitman campaigns in Buena Park.Money is not an issue for Meg Whitman as she seeks the governor's office. She has vowed to spend $150 million of her own money, if that is what it takes to win. With seven months until election day, she's well on her way.Chase Davis ... More >>
Recipes can be so damn genteel sometimes, especially in the food porn-heavy cookbooks of recent years, where every egg is photographed as if from a golden goose and each step, each direction reeks of timidity. Batters are folded gently. Greens are dressed lightly. Soups are simmered slowly. Even Gor ... More >>
A-Rod or A-Hole?Since it's now obvious there will be no freeway series (hey, Angels and Dodgers, here's an idea: bring your bats next time), the time has come to move beyond the brutal losses suffered by our soon-to-be-exiting home teams and concentrate on the really important stuff.
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The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>
Two corporations doing business in Irvine that are the subjects of a noteworthy/notorious whistleblower's fraud investigations have now apparently drawn the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The SEC is reviewing whether James Peterson, CEO of Irvine-based defense industry comp ... More >>
UPDATED WITH TCA NON-RESPONSE RESPONSE; BLOOMBERG REPORT...If the posting times are correct, The Orange County Register (9:40 a.m.) beat the Los Angeles Times (10:03 a.m.) in getting the news out that the U.S. Department of Commerce had announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission's reject ... More >>
Check out this little ray of sunshine from Bloomberg (the news service, not the mayor):
Candidates Ignore $1.35 Trillion Minimum Tax `Bomb'
By Ryan J. Donmoyer
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Congressional candidates this fall are furiously debating Iraq, Medicare and extending tax cuts. Most are staying qu ... More >>