The City of Newport Beach, which in March 2012 lit what has become a burning statewide issue to save or permanently douse beach bonfires, is now withdrawing its application to remove 60 smoky cement holes. In a letter to the California Coastal Commission, whose staff recently (and for the second tim ... More >>
From Obama's statement earlier after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional: "The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or w ... More >>
Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage
A local supporter of the call by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and four other House members for an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood's "infiltration" into the Obama administration is using a couple Orange County incidents to build his case.One happened at UC Irvine--although it's not t ... More >>
See update at end of this post about the wife of a Utah county GOP chairman calling Fred Karger "a radical idiot" and saying "thank goodness" he "cant procreate."ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 7, 2:39 P.M.: What does it say about Californians that only 6,641 voted for Laguna Beach's Fred Karger for president, ... More >>
Mitt Romney easily won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary Sunday, but the bigger news, especially locally, came near the bottom of the ballot."LOOKS [sic] WE BEAT RON PAUL IN TODAY'S PUERTO RICO PRIMARY" reads the Twitter feed from the presidential campaign of Laguna Beach's Fred Karge ... More >>
Forget Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the rest. It's all about us, says Orange County's most famous atheist
Remember last fall when Texas Governor Rick Perry packed 1,000 supporters--including former Orange County Republican Party chairman Tom Fuentes, rising from his death bed--into Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach? Perry also scooped up cash for his presidential run at some private affairs with Orang ... More >>
Poor Ron Paul.The veteran Texas congressman running for the Republican presidential nomination by arguing for dramatic changes to the federal government can't get love from Orange County-related political figures.This week, conservative radio host/lawyer/author Hugh Hewitt--a former, post-preside ... More >>
As Michele Bachmann, congresswoman and GOP presidential contender, walked across the stage to sit next to Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, house band the Roots chose to play Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch." While the audience only heard a "la la" refrain, the message was pretty clear.
Long Beach's Carpenter Center will host the gal who acts, meditates, takes out-of-body jaunts and is totally over what you think about that
Ed Carrasco/OC WeeklyAh, Orange County: the place where Republican candidates have gone to make or break their campaigns forever. Add Tea Party princess Michelle Bachmann to the latter list.A crowd of only a couple hundred greeted Bachmann near the Pacific Ampitheater, and you know you're in trou ... More >>
You can stare into those eyes on Friday morning.The rumors are true: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the shiny faced and morally misguided Tea Party presidential candidate, will be sharing her wisdom and campaign rhetoric in Costa Mesa on Friday morning. Whether she will be incorrectly citin ... More >>
J FischerDwarves, legendary punks who intentionally offend those around them -- faking the death of their guitarist, HeWhoCanNotBeNamed, is said to have gotten them dropped from Sub Pop, for instance -- are descending into Orange County for a good ol' fashioned punk show with fellow legends LA ha ... More >>
A new poll by a Santa Ana firm has good news and bad news for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.The bad news, according to Lawrence Research, is 7-to-15% of voters are biased against Mormon candidates.The good news: specific Mormon candidates, like the former Massachusetts governor, ... More >>
The Tea Party's great hope, Michele Bachmann, needs protection.What's good enough for the city of Costa Mesa also works for the Tea Party's headline presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann: Both hired Talon Companies to do some work for them.Costa Mesa is a small town in Orange County that has g ... More >>
Devo want the world to regress while dancing
So when Tom Petty sent Tea Party candidate Michele Bachmann a cease and desist letter from asking her to refrain from playing his song "American Girl" (after which Katrina and the Waves asked her to stop playing "Walking on Sunshine") on Monday, Bachmann may not have gotten the memo.That's beca ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTom Petty's management sent a Teapublican Michele Bachmann's campaign a cease-and-desist letter, demanding she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. That was fast--she just launched her campaign yesterday!At any rate, this is just the latest i ... More >>
Flickr user Violette79Today, the Dutch parliament voted to ban the ritual slaughter of animals, a ban that effectively outlaws kosher and halal butchering in the country. The disturbing attack on religious freedom came via the strange coalition of animal rights activists and anti-Muslim politicia ... More >>
Is Martin Wisckol one of the liberal media meddlers a right-sided journalism watchdog warned us about?Let us seek the clues in a recent write-up by the Orange County Register political reporter on one Michele Bachmann.
Went to write this week's collection of things written about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs, and an episode of Entertainment Tonight broke out. The following batch includes celebrities and TV characters crossing our real estate before ending with La Habra's very own tabloid queen.
He likes him, he really likes him! FOX conservative genius-man/crazy person Glenn Beck brought State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of Irvine onto his show yesterday to talk about DeVore's U.S. Senate run. In typical Beck fashion, the majority of the segment consisted of Beck talking and DeVore smiling an ... More >>