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Mike Duvall

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    "The Don" Wagner Sopranos Crack Leads to Rumble on the Assembly Floor

    ​On Aug. 31, 1990, state Assemblymen Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) and Steve Peace (D-Rancho San Diego) famously got into a shouting match that got physical in a Capitol corridor in Sacramento, where some witnesses claim not-so-peaceful Peace slapped the retired Marine.Must be something about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Chris Norby, Hot-Head State Assemblyman, Investigated for Roughing Up Wife No. 4

    ​UPDATE: The Orange County District Attorney's Office declines to file criminal charges (see end of post) . . . To win the state Assembly seat tarnished by the sex talk of self-described Christian moralist Mike Duvall, former Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby had to beat a woman--Linda Ackerman ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010

    Killer Quince

    Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Alert: The DA & Sheriff Agree on Something

    T-Rack & She-Riff: Together at last​Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas may both be Republicans in Orange County but they don't necessarily agree on much. Oh, sure, there's plenty to bond over. A spooked Hutchens once killed an unarmed young minority pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Superstars! Theme Parks! Slimy Politicians! All OC Names That Didn't Live Up to the Hype

    ​On over the weekend, Angels third baseman Brandon Wood hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.While that's pretty impressive, the four runs Wood drove in over the weekend represent 30 percent of his RBIs on the season. In other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Cypress Councilman Phil Luebben is Next to Spin Wheel of Hate Supporting Arizona SB 1070

    UPDATE: For the second time, City Councilman Phil Luebben has failed to get his colleagues to adopt resolutions declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law City" and applauding Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law while damning cities that oppose it (details at end of this post) . . . ​Cypress Cit ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 31, 2009
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    November 18, 2009

    Next 72nd District Assemblyman Norby Gets Fit for Cakewalk Shoes

    Your next 72nd District assemblyman (after an unnecessary run-off election), Chris Norby!​Like standing for the national anthem before the game starts, nodding at the uniformed officer before zooming through the border checkpoint or throwing toast at a movie screen flashing a sweet transvestite fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    County Lawyer Seeks State Probe of OC Fair Privatization Plan

    What has Dick been doing?​The County of Orange's lawyer is calling on the California Attorney General to investigate potential illegal deals that could give private control of the $100 million-plus Orange County Fairgrounds property in Costa Mesa to well-connected political insiders.In an Oct. 30, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Another Probe Deferred for Mike Duvall

    ​Assembly Speaker Karen Bass won't do it. Attorney General Jerry Brown won't do it.And now, California's official political watchdog institution, the Fair Political Practices Commission, has announced it, too, will not be making an official inquiry into the conduct of drippy, disgraced former Asse ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2009
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    October 26, 2009

    AD 72 Race Get Racier over Weekend

    Mikey​Rounding up the recent developments in the race to replace Mike "The Dripper" Duvall:-- Linda Ackerman's campaign has dropped a press release announcing that the OC GOP is reprimanding Chris Norby for campaign ethics violations. Norby himself filed his own ethics complaint against Ackerman, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    OC Political Fundraiser Tied To Mike Duvall Hires Lawyers To Threaten News Outlets

    Probolsky: Let's blame OC Weekly!​Desiree Mouzoon, the Orange County Republican fundraiser salaciously tied to disgraced ex-state assemblyman Mike Duvall in a Wednesday KCBS-KCAL report, has finally spoken. Well, not exactly. Mouzoon apparently has hired Jones Day--the law firm that unsuccessfully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    KCBS: Another Woman Caught in "Compromising Position" with Disgraced OC Pol

    Mike Duvall spread more than the word of God​Until recently, Irvine-based Republican fundraiser Desiree Mouzoon prominently listed a testimonial on her business website from Mike Duvall. Why not? Until recently, Duvall had been an Orange County state assemblyman who served as vice chairman of a po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Diane Harkey Stink Smeared on Linda Ackerman, Who Seeks "Dripper" Duvall's Vacated Assembly Seat

    Harkey's ethical challenges produced recall calls. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) has endorsed Linda Ackerman to fill the vacancy left by ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall, who resigned in disgrace quickly after the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley and KCAL/KCBS reporter Dave Lopez exposed the Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    More Republi-Drama at OC GOP Meeting

    Chris Norby, in the fray​After a not-so-harmonious Western Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend and amidst a downright ugly state assembly race in north county, Red County's Alan Bartlett reports that last night's OC GOP Central Committee contained a few moments of strife and hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Is Linda Ackerman Sliming Chris Norby With Dirty Sex Tales?

    Linda Ackerman uses Dick to rub Norby​It's potentially the most lethal weapon in Linda Ackerman's campaign to defeat Republican county Supervisor Chris Norby for Mike Duvall's open state Assembly seat: sexual misconduct innuendo. The reason is simple. Duvall resigned in September after the Weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Governor Signs Arthur Carmona-inspired Wrongful Convictions Bill

    Arthur Carmona R.I.P.​When he died at the hands of a hit-and run driver early last year, Arthur Carmona was still hard at work trying to help people like him who had been convicted of crimes they didn't commit, and whose problems didn't end when, miracle of miracles, the justice system finally cor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Another Day, Another Dropped Mike Duvall Investigation

    "Open Mike" Duvall​A day after the Assembly Ethics Committee and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced they will not go after disgraced former Assemblyman Mike Duvall, California Attorney General Jerry Brown revealed today he doesn't plan to investigate the Yorba Linda Republican either.In other D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Mike Duvall Avoids One Probe But Possibly Not a Far More Serious One

    Mike Duvall before . . . you know.​"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."Al Pacino famously said that in Godfather III, but former Assemblyman Mike Duvall (R-Yorba Linda) could just as easily be muttering that to himself now.That's because the Orange County Register's Total Buzz po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    In California, It's Still the Economy, Stupid

    You hear a lot out of Sacramento about the state budget, education cuts and even the lobbyists ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall was diddling. (Excuse me, "telling tall tales" about diddling.) But the latest "Californians & Their Government" survey by the Public Policy Institute of California ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Fun With Mike Duvall's Honors, Awards and Recognitions

    One thing you can say about Mike Duvall, the disgraced Yorba Linda Republican who resigned from the state Assembly last week amid a sex scandal, is that when he wasn't receiving lap dances from shapely lobbyists, he was lapping up awards, honors and accolades all across the state.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    If Duvall Heeded Willie Brown's Advice, He'd Still Be in Assembly

    Dean of state Assembly speakers Wille BrownIf Mike Duvall took his marching orders from Willie Brown instead of Scott Baugh, the disgraced Yorba Linda Republican would still be a member of the state Assembly. Baugh, chairman of the Orange County GOP, immediately called on Duvall to resig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Ned Beatty to Play Mike Duvall on Screen

    Ned Beatty (left) and Mike Duvall. Or is it the other way around?Ned Beatty is set to play Mike Duvall in the upcoming movie on the now-ex-state assemblyman's political flame-out. Actually, no one has signed the Deliverance pig squealer to such a project, and there may not even be o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Is LA Times' State Capitol Columnist Implying Legislators Banging Lobbyists Accomplish More?

    Skelton: Seen it all.​Los Angeles Times state Capitol columnist George Skelton begins his piece today on the Mike Duvall scandal much more tantalizingly than a typical George Skelton column.The Legislature had just wrapped up its annual session when a top aide invited me to a post-adjournment part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Neighbor Recalls Seeing Blonde at Duvall's Sacramento Home, Says She's Woman in Photo of Lobbyist: TV News Report

    California Secretary of State's OfficeHeidi De Jong Barsuglia​A neighbor who lives two doors down from the Sacramento-area home owned by disgraced, now ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall says on a local television station's website today that he saw a younger, blonde woman there at least six times and, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies Fun: Mike Duvall, Leather Boy!

    I don't know what the hell is California Bike Week, and I think that's KLOS-FM 95.5's Uncle Joe Benson as the emcee, but here's disgraced ex-Assemblymember Mike Duvall presenting some sort of award while wearing a leather vest. To paraphrase him, so kinky! And don't forget to vote in our online Duva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Mike Duvall Nickname Time!

    Already, some in the local blogosphere have taken to call disgraced ex-Assemblymember Mike Duvall "Spanky," because the perv likes to get his spank on. I vigorously disagree--I prefer "The Dripper," not just because of the grossest part of his shared sexual exploits ("And
 so, we had made love Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Open Wide Sacramento Lobbyist Ho's: Here Comes Chris Norby

    Norby: Manmeat Hey, Sacramento lobbyist ho's: Slap on a new coat of makeup, spray on some designer perfume and dry the previous assemblyman's drippings out of your panties: Manmeat Chris Norby is on his way.  Fiest your eyes above, ladies. Awwwwwwwww yeah!

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    The Ode to Disgraced Ex-Assemblyman Mike Duvall

    Sacramento is the place to be!​A creative OC Weekly reader crafted an Ode to Mike Duvall today. It's set the theme of Green Acres, which--in case you've forgotten--can be heard HERE.These are the suggested new lyrics:Sacramento is the place to beDirty livin' is the life for meGals spreadin' out so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    UPDATED: Mike Duvall Resigns From State Assembly

    Assemblyman Mike Duvall apparently heeded a powerful call for his resignation.​Several media outlets are reporting that Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall (R-Yorba Linda) has resigned amid the scandal uncovered last night by OC Weekly and KCBS/KCAL about his inadvertent admissions of adultery with a ut ... More >>

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