"My theory about flying is any landing you walk away from is a good one." -Michael J. Schroeder (or "Vader" to Moxley Confidential readers), to a reporter after his flight to Orange County from Chicago was diverted to Wichita Sunday evening when an emergency evacuation slide inflated in-flight.
[Moxley Confidential] Sifting through documents to find two convicted felons, a California tax cheat, an Iraq War profiteer, a Middle East oil executive, a space entrepreneur and others
Michael J. Schroeder--former chairman of the California Republican Party, a close adviser to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and the co-owner of a chiropractic insurance company--pleaded guilty today to DUI, according to Al Stokke, Schroeder's attorney.A California Highway Patrol off ... More >>
There are three South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees seats to be filled in the Nov. 6 election, but most heat is being emitted from the lone race without an incumbent. The winner for Trustee Area 7, which covers Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Marga ... More >>
At one point 10 months ago, Troy Edgar enjoyed support from a long list of Orange County Republicans in his attempts to leave the Los Alamitos city council for higher public office.But recent months haven't been kind to Edgar--especially after the Weekly revealed he'd doctored mandatory federal camp ... More >>
Orange County's Jon Fleischman, the grand daddy of powerful California Republican bloggers, earned a noteworthy news story in today's Los Angeles Times.Though he has plenty of critics, routinely treats me with outright contempt (I wasn't good for his onetime boss Sheriff Mike Carona) and strictly ... More >>
(c) photo by R. Scott MoxleyMarilyn Davenport Marilyn Davenport may have been able to escape protesters outside of her Fullerton home last Saturday, but the embattled Orange County Republican Party official might have a more difficult time fleeing her past.According to Republican Party source ... More >>
Anxious for next bananaThe chief defender of Marilyn Davenport, the Orange County Republican Party official tied to a racist email depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees, is urging the party's executive committee members to focus its attention not on Davenport but instead ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] How that racist Obama-family-chimpanzee email has driven the OC GOP apeshit
(c) Photo by R. Scott MoxleyCA Republican Party is not happy with DavenportUPDATE, APRIL 20, 10:18 P.M.: During the KTLA interview, a "timid, confused" Marilyn Davenport, a retired Christian book publisher, said she is "really sorry" for sending the racist email. In her view--expressed throu ... More >>
Supervisor NelsonFolks who transport lots of cash or who are judges, prosecutors and others who have valid concerns about their safety get concealed weapon permits in Orange County.For example, current CCW permit holders include Newport Beach socialites Dick and Priscilla Marconi, GOP bigwig Mich ... More >>
Schroeder: Walks on the wild side?He dines with judges, travels on vacation with congressmen, and is known as an expensive red-wine connoisseur who can lecture on the intricacies of corporate tax policy and obscure voting regulations.But who knew Michael J. Schroeder is also, gasp, a Lady Gaga fa ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Are Republican insiders mad enough at Baugh to vote in an outsider to replace him?
Rev. Schuller: Give me mo' money!15. "I want to tongue every inch of you because I love you."--A text message Oxford Academy high-school history teacher Christopher John Ontiveros allegedly sent to a 17-year-old female student before his arrest for sex crimes.14. "[Barney Frank] will be shot dead ... More >>
Palace intrigue erupts in 401Highlights 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 >>
[Moxley Confidential] Sheriff's candidate says he's the victim of a pre-election plot
Prosecutors: Hutchens deserves to win sheriff's raceOut on the campaign trail it often looks like Dana Point's Sandra Hutchens doesn't enjoy politics, but today the appointed sheriff has reason to smile after receiving the "enthusiastic and unconditional endorsement" of the Association of Or ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Is GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman really Arnold Schwarzenegger with a skirt?
Michael SchroederToday's top viewed story on the online edition of the Washington Post essentially blames Corona del Mar attorney and former California Republican Party chairman Michael Schroeder for the fractured state of the GOP."The Republicans' War Within: In California, repercussions of one ... More >>
Something rare happened on Friday, April 17--and it wasn't just that the Orange County Register was pretending it had broken news about a trial it's reporters hadn't attended. On that date in 6 B.C., so I'm told, the sun, Jupiter, Saturn and our moon were aligned. I won't pretend to know what astrol ... More >>
Michael J. Schroeder, one of California's most effectiveRepublican Party operatives, has been telling me for months that he's finally tiring of politics and is eager for a new challenge--something more enjoyable. What's been catching Schroeder's interest? Go ahead and guess.No. Killing liberals ... More >>
Spotted Michael J. Schroeder--the black Hummer driving dark lord of Orange County Republican politics--in public lately? Legal process servers certainly haven't and they're a bit frustrated. They've been repeatedly foiled at Schroeder's Xerox Centre offices in Santa Ana and at the hillside Corona de ... More >>
Don Haidl: Is somebody paying that goofy bastard [Jon Fleischman]? Mike Carona: Big bucks. Big bucks. You and I had a difference of opinion on him. I just think he was a moron on his best day, but . . . Well, apparently . . . (Laughs) They're willing to pay morons a lot of money because I was probab ... More >>
Despite facing numerous lawsuits and an incredibly nasty public relations campaign by her Republican opponents in the past several months, Janet Nguyen sailed through yesterday's election to seal her supervisorial seat. Nguyen easily beat Westminster city councilwoman Dina Nguyen and Hoa Tran, a rar ... More >>
After pondering a posting tonight at theliberaloc.com by Gila Jones, I'm guessing that Orange County Republican pollsters have worrisome data that raises concerns about the safety of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's re-election chances in November. An enigma wrapped in lies, a temper, quixotic brain ... More >>
The raw vote totals in OC tell the realand really amazingstory of Super Tuesday
Ok, so the timing sort of sucks for us, since we'd have liked to include the information in our story, but it's good news for Janet Nguyen: the California Court of Appeals ruled today, the same day our cover story hit the streets, that Janet did win her election, and therefore does get to stay in of ... More >>
Why do Supervisor Janet Nguyen's former supporters in OC's Republican power structure hate her so much?
Dana Point Gets a Celebrity! Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his wife, Cookie, have purchased a $7.6 million gated-community “vacation” home in Dana Point, according to the Times. Though “Hot Property” reporter Ruth Ryon didn’t share more details about the location, you can assume it’s at ... More >>
California's Police State: Imagine you are a suspect and the police take your entire statement out of context by secretly recording only snippets that seem to incriminate you in a crime. Can’t happen? Think again. California police officers have won the right to selectively tape you. It’s the Ru ... More >>
The world may never know who leaned on UCI's Michael Drake to unhire Erwin Chemerinsky
OC Gym Crook Arrested in LA: Police arrested Ronald James Navarrette Jr. of Mission Viejo Friday in El Segundo for breaking into men's lockers at the Spectrum Athletic Club not far from LAX. Gym employees had been on the lookout for the 45-year-old crook they knew from surveillance video taken at ot ... More >>
UCI Cluster Fuck: News emerged today that Michael J. Schroeder, OC GOP heavyweight, participated with a group of 20 fellow Republicans to pressure the UCI Chancellor from hiring liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the university's first law school. Michael V. Drake offered the job to Chemer ... More >>
The Government has gone Plasma TV crazy: Even though they have an entire cable television channel to carry their lame communications, Santa Ana city officials are spending at least $242,000 more to install 10, 42-inch flat screen TVs at 10 public locations. These TVs will have no sound, and will bro ... More >>
Those who know Sheriff Mike Carona might be skeptical that a man with no street cop experience can impact local crime statistics in a dramatic, positive way. Though Carona hails himself as "America's Sheriff," he's never solved a crime, endured a stakeout or made an arrest. He served as a court bail ... More >>
Sept. 20 - Sept. 26
The on again, off again war between the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County District Attorney's media affairs office is on again. Today, DA spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder sent an agencywide email "warning" staff about Times investigative reporter Christine Hanley. Schroeder claims that Hanley ... More >>
Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?
Now that the OC Republican Party has your attention, heres our story about sex inside the Sheriffs Department
What do you get when you combine paranoia, ego and almost limitless power?
Answer: DA Tony Rackauckas
Do Reg reporters love the DA, or is that a banana in their stories?
Grand jury-sought spouses of DA, GOP leader no longer missing
Likely new chairman promises to make state GOP the Party of God
Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!
Dornan attorney says Times reporters worked for him
Encounter with Longtime Foe Leads to Battery Complaint Against Dornan