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Michael Carona

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    5 Reasons You Missed Navel Gazing, Starring Chris Dorner, Mike Carona and Meth Lovers

    As Gustavo revealed, it was impossible for us Navel Gazers to gaze at our navels since Thursday afternoon . . .Gremlins Attack OC Weekly Website!But that did not stop the more hopeful among us from writing blog posts all day Friday in case we were suddenly online again. History shows we were not, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Orange County's Top 11 Creeps in 2011

    ​Creep #11: Jose Luis Ledezma, 20, pleaded guilty to sodomizing and raping a six-year-old girl but changed his mind once he had time to consider his punishment: 25 years to life in a California prison. An state appellate court refused to vacate the guilty plea.Creep #10: Car washer Steven William ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Ninth Circuit Justices Grill Lawyers in USA v Mike Carona

    ​Recall that in his crafty defense of his sexual conduct with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, President Bill Clinton famously uttered this line during a grand jury proceeding about his marital infidelity: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."And so we go from one philander to t ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009
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    November 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Wake Up And Suck The Orange 1.28.08

    One one hand, yes it's a bit same-y. On the OTHER hand - how often does the former sheriff of (let's be honest) one of the most important counties in America get in so much hot fudge and creamery butter FBI-style? Not often, sir. And/or madam. Not often at all. HOW TO REPRESENT CARONA: LA Times - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VII

    Remember R. Scott Moxley's challenge to a certain former sheriff? The one in which he dared Michael S. Carona to play the contents of secret tapes containing conversations between himself and former assistant sheriff Don Haidl? The same tapes Carona said would prove his innocence?! Well, Mox threw ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 24, 2008

    Letters

    'Sometimes, when I am stressed, I go and stand on the shoulder of a toll road and smell the fumes—I mean, fresh air'

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Game Over? Carona resigns!

    The AP and OC Register report that Sheriff Michael Carona will announce his resignation today in order to better focus on the case against him. We were sitting here pinching ourselves when we wandered over to the OCSD blog and read this statement from Carona. Guess it ain't a dream: Over the past f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2008

    NEWS FLASH: Mechanics are crooked

    As dutifully chronicled by the unoverestimatable R. Scott Moxley (A Tale of Two Tapes), 2007 saw a nail driven into the coffin of Sheriff Michael Carona's political career, not to mention his testicles. When the LA Times is publishing pictures of your wife and your mistress, calling them the Two Deb ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 27, 2007

    Letters

    A year to remember

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Ho Chi Minh

    Good Ink for the Sheriff! Norberto Santana Jr. and Tony Saavedra at the Register today find that “a $2 billion effort to deport immigrants has little measurable effect on crime or illegal immigration” and that government agencies “often work at cross purposes.” To prove their point, Santana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Another Carona Monster?

    Did Carona Create Yet Another Monster? If I was indicted Sheriff Michael S. Carona, I might be getting tired of Jo Ann Galisky, Kool-Aid Queen. This acting sheriff bit has swelled her mullet. Six weeks after she became temporary head honcho, she's still telling everyone she can that Carona's absenc ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Crossing the Thin Blue Line

    Police expert slams OC Sheriff’s Department for ‘cowboy’ attitude and ‘fatal errors’ that led to a street execution

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Horny Priests and Eskimo kids

    $50 million Eskimo Pie: Because its priests and missionaries sexually abused 110 Eskimo children from 1961 to 1987, the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church has almost finalized a deal to pay $50 million to the victims, William Lobdell and Stuart Silverstein report in today’s LA Times. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2007

    Carona's dirty but Is Lou Correa retarded?

    In preparation for an upcoming corruption story, I’ve been reviewing dozens of files I’ve maintained for nine years on Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured at a Newport Beach bar celebrating with Rick Rizzolo, a convicted felon tied to the Chicago Mafia and a man who thought so much of our sheri ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 8, 2007

    Letters

    "Go ahead and gloat."

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    She's The (Under) Sheriff

    Indicted by the Feds, Carona slides his most loyal soldier into temporary command at the Sheriff’s Department

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: OCSD's Bubbling Cesspool

    L Word? The board of supervisors is exploring whether indicted Sheriff Michael S. Carona can legally name his temporary replacement while he takes the next two months off (with full pay!) to fight “baseless” charges by the FBI. Jo Ann Galisky, 47, played Al Haig yesterday. She told told reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: KFI Nailing Carona?

    Chivalry at its Finest! Federal prosecutors gave Michael S. Carona, 52, multiple chances to save his wife and one of his mistresses from aggressive federal prosecution if he agreed to plead guilty on corruption and obstruction of justice charges. But the self-styled Christian conservative sheriff r ... More >>

  • Features

    November 1, 2007

    Magnum Enforcer

    In an ongoing federal civil trial, it’s clear that one of Carona’s more violent deputies enjoys gunplay

  • Features

    November 1, 2007

    They Got the Sheriff

    OC Sheriff Michael S. Carona’s reign has been equal parts tragedy and comedy. With his indictment, it enters its final act.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Photos: We shot the sheriff

    Sheriff Michael S. Carona and his wife Debbie make their walk of shame out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at around 4 p.m. The pair (and Carona's longtime mistress, Debra Hoffman) sat cuffed inside the building moments earlier. Click the photo for more images from this aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Read Sheriff Carona's indictment here

    This morning, the Weekly stood with folks from the LAT, ABC7, NBC4 and other media outlets outside the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, waiting with bated breath and loaded cameras for the man of the hour—Sheriff Michael S. Carona (R-Indicted)—to make his walk of shame. Alas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    OC Sheriff Carona Indicted For Corruption After FBI Probe

    Christine Hanley at the Los Angeles Times is reporting late night that Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured in a Newport Beach bar with convicted felon Rick Rizzolo, a Chicago Mafia associate) "has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into al ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 25, 2007

    Letters

    "You had me with you until your last paragraphy where you wrote: 'His balls were much, much bigger than any of ours.' "

  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Fire Officials Seek Information on OC Arsonist

    The folks over at the Register are doing a fine job reporting on the massive Orange County arson fire that’s threatening to keep firefighters at work for another two days as winds approaching hurricane force continue to pound the region. Residents in Foothill Ranch are the latest to see their neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Head Butting Cars Isn't Healthy

    Not Sure Why His Head Continued to Slam Into My Baton: Norberto Santana, Jr. at the Register reports that an unidentified “28-year-old inmate at the Orange County jail died Friday after deputies used a taser gun to subdue him.” Damon Micalizzi, the taxpayer-paid flack assigned to get Sheriff Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Fourth Sheriff Carona Pal Convicted of Crimes

    Joseph G. Cavallo grew up poor in tough New Jersey neighborhoods, graduated from law school, made himself nationally famous as a California criminal-defense lawyer who earned millions of dollars. He owns an Orange County mansion, a small Caribbean island and a fleet of luxury cars Mike Tyson would e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Costa Mesa Fascists Lose!

    How Did Bren Recently Gain $5 Billion? Those of us who’ve watched the county operate know that Donald Bren’s Irvine Co. gets away with murder in Orange County. Several years ago, I reported that Bren had won public recognition from the Times and Register for donating land to the public at his N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Rohrabacher: Why aren't we causing a revolution in China?

    Last night in a C-SPAN televised speech, Dana Rohrabacher called Chinese government officials “gangsters,” slammed both Bush presidential administrations for failing to challenge China’s human rights abuses and complained that the U.S. Government isn’t working to spur a democratic revolution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Anaheim Subsidizes Private Tennis Club

    Slow Road to China: Officials at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are puzzled as to why a private construction company is repeatedly missing deadlines to finish the $550-million road-widening project, according to a story by Ellyn Pak at the Register. The delays aren't just costing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2007

    It's Saturday Night: Do You Know Who Our Sheriff Is Hugging?

    Flashback: Frederick J. Rizzolo, a Vegas titty bar owner, poses with Michael S. Carona, our self-proclaimed "Christian" sheriff, before Rizzolo was sent to federal prison this summer. Carona first told reporters he didn't know Rizzolo, who--according to the FBI--has connections to legendary mobst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    OC Performing Arts Center sues over sucky design: The center wants at least $30 million from the architect and construction company that built the $240 million structure, citing unexpected cost overruns, delays and design issues. Cough it up, Carona: OC Sheriff Michael Carona will have to pay a $15 ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Furious and Curiouser

    Orange County falls deeper into the infamous Malibu Ferrari crash

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines

    Long Beach Losers: In one local weight-loss challenge, participants have to pay $2 for every pound gained. Carona in the clear. Sort of: The Fair Political Practices Commission says there isn't enough evidence to prove Sheriff Michael Carona knew that a Newport Beach businessman (allegedly) funnele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    MTV says it puts Newport High males "in the hole"

    Matt Coker, our beloved ex-colleague who is now editor at the Sacramento News & Review, couldn't hide his contempt for MTV's world-(in)famous Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. I'd swear his right eye would uncontrollably twitch at the mention of it. The last season of MTV's Laguna Beach: The Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Total Idiot

    Fatal Femmes! In the July 30 issue of Time, Sean Gregory reports on the Fatal Femmes Fighting Championship for all-female mixed-martial arts caged combat. Need I say more? Well, okay. In an enjoyable read based on the event in a Compton casino earlier this month, Gregory describes the brutality and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    A broken clock is right more often than Rohrabacher: Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    What did the OC billionaire do when the wife was away? Computer-chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III won big in a 1998 public stock offering for his Broadcom Corp., and to celebrate, he built an extravagant $30 million underground “personal brothel” at his Laguna Hills estate. That's according t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Revenge of the Sheriff: Another crappy sequel

    See if this sounds familiar. The Los Angeles Times reports: A sheriff's lieutenant filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona, alleging Carona retaliated against him for supporting a rival in last year's race to be the county's top lawman. In his 22 years in the depart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2006

    A Predictable End

    Another law and order triumph for Sheriff Mike Carona. OK, maybe that law doesn't belong there-- there's going to be a lawsuit contending that what Carona did wasn't legal (which in turn calls the triumph part into question)-- but Carona is definitely enforcing order in the sheriff's department. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2006

    Challenging Carona

    The first legal challenge to Sheriff Mike Carona's somewhat suspect personnel decisions has begun. As the Los Angeles Times reports: A retired lieutenant who supported the runner-up to Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona in the June 6 election said he has filed a legal claim against the county, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2006

    Pains, Past and Future

    Advising Sheriff Mike Carona to suspend his election rival Lt. Bill Hunt may turn out not to have been a brilliant career move for attorney Martin Mayer. As the Los Angeles Times reports: Orange County supervisors decided Wednesday to review their hiring of the lawyer who advised Sheriff Michael S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2006

    Healing Through Amputation

    According to this morning's Los Angeles Times, newly reelected Sheriff Mike Carona has "vowed to heal the department torn by scandal and politics." And, it seems, the healing has already begun, and begun in interesting way, if the goal is to avoid political strife in the department. As the Times rep ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Laughing His Way to Victory?

    Despite scandals, Sheriff Carona still seducing voters

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    SEX!

    Now that the OC Republican Party has your attention, heres our story about sex inside the Sheriffs Department

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Armed and Dangerous

    A Weekling with a gun

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    June 3, 1999
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