Mike Schroeder

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    CHP Cited Orange County DA's Top Adviser For DUI After Halloween Festivities

    The California Highway Patrol cited Mike Schroeder--the top personal adviser to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukas and a former chairman of the California Republican Party--for allegedly driving under the influence after this year's Halloween festivities, the Weekly has learned.Al Stokke ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2012

    The Real Todd Spitzer Stands Up

    [Moxley Confidential] Orange County's potential next district attorney makes a surprising confession in his eternal war against DA Tony Rackauckas and GOP power couple Susan and Mike Schroeder

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    January 26, 2012

    Lady Gaga Finally Has Something in Common With Newt Gingrich and it is in Orange County!

    ​[UPDATED: At conclusion of the article.]Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Mike Schroeder, his decades old travel companion and buddy, adamantly disagree on which 2012 Republican candidate would make the best U.S. president. Rohrabacher despises Newt Gingrich and is backing Mitt Romney. Schroeder d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Todd Spitzer Versus Chuck DeVore for OC Supervisor?

    DeVore​This is not a trick question: If almost all of our county's supervisors have been conservative Republicans dating back to the Paleozoic Era, what difference does it make which conservative Republican fills any one of the five board slots?I'm asking you, Chuck DeVore and Todd Spitzer. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Mike Schroeder, GOP Dark Lord, Beats Santa Ana on a Parking Ticket!

    ​It's hard to root for someone like Mike Schroeder, the political adviser to OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and disgraced, felonious, adulterous ex-sheriff Mike Carona and one of the prime people behind our vile GOP. But when the subject is a wrong parking ticket, we'll root for Vader. And w ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Our Shortlist of Superintendents for Capistrano Unified

    Illustration by Evan YarboroughFormer CUSD Supt. Woodrow Carter, presumably resting in retirement.​The beleaguered Capistrano Unified School District has been through about, oh, 732 different superintendents in the past, say, four years. Following the firing of facial-loving supe Woodrow Carter la ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Who Is Craig Hunter?

    [Moxley Confidential] And can he get into a runoff in the sheriff's race by being more OC than Sandra Hutchens and less right-wing than Bill Hunt?

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    January 5, 2010

    GOP Assemblyman OC Republican Power Brokers Targeted for Recall Won't Seek Reelection

    ​The Inland Empire Republican state assemblyman who blamed "Orange County Republicans" and "Newport Beach activists" for an unsuccessful recall attempt against him will not win reelection this year.That's because Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia) won't be on the ballot."The decision to leave the Legislat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    So, Is the DA Ignoring Campaign Law or Not?

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyDo call her Shirley.​The news story in the latest Weekly is about county election-reform activist Shirley Grindle and her beef with the board of supervisors, who appointed a committee that, she says, is attempting to dismantle the county's anti-corruption campaign finance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    What Does the Mayan Calendar Say About Three H's Running for OC Sheriff?

    Sheriff Craig Hunter?​Hang onto your seats, disaster lovers! The dynamics of the 2010 race for Orange County sheriff changed this week with the candidacy of Craig Hunter, second in command at the Anaheim Police Department. No need to consult your astrological chart or the Mayan calendar for a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Orange County-Born Bid to Recall Inland Empire Legislator Fails

    Assemblyman Anthony Adams​Corona del Mar attorneys Mike Schroeder and Lee Lowrey have lost their bid to recall fellow GOP member and Hesperia Assemblyman Anthony Adams. The Orange County Register reports that Secretary of State Debra Bowen threw out the measure because not enough valid signatures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Spend Halloween Fighting for Obama's Spoooky Healthcare Plan

    Violentz / Flickr / Creative CommonsGrandma after death panel​Objectively, health-care reform is "scary." As in, it scares people. Some people. And even if many of those people also think that FOX News will soon be made illegal and the swing flu vaccine comes with a mind-control chip, well... they ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    April 19, 2009

    Susan Kang Schroeder Fires Back At Angry OC Deputies

    "Ahhhh . . . Wayne is a friend who is just doing his job as a passionate union leader. I know at the end of the day, we have the same goal--to make Orange County law enforcement better. Cases such as the Chamberlain jail beating murder, OCSD Deputy Gerald Stenger child molestation case and this [exc ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
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    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    (Sheriff) Jack in the Box

    If ever a man looked like a sheriff, it’s Jack Anderson. The mustachioed man is tall and husky and, if he wore a cowboy hat, would cast an impressive shadow sitting on a horse. Of course, the wild—ridiculously wild—west days at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) should be over. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    Sic Semper Schroeder

    Is Mike Schroeder a bad lawyer? Or just a bad liar? R. Scott Moxley recently announced Schroeder’s hackneyed effort to kneecap Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook’s election challenge to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Islamabad). It seems Schroeder took issue with Cook’s reference to herself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Ex-Sheriff's Dept. Officials Create Bold, New Firm!

    Over at the Orange County Register, ace reporter Peggy Lowe writes tonight on Orange County Sheriff's Department blog news that two of indicted ex-Sheriff Mike Carona's Yes Folks (YF) quit today: assistant sheriffs Jo Ann Galisky and Steve Bishop. Somehow the third and final major YFer embarrassme ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    February 15, 2008

    Register "Didn't Have The Goods" On Carona

    This past Wednesday, the stage was set for an ultimate face-off: Our own R. Scott Moxley, the finest reporter in these here parts, and Register reporter Tony Saavedra, both staring down Mike Schroeder, local GOP king-maker (former Sheriff-maker, soon-to-be felon-maker), in front of the assembled mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    The Littlest Victim of the Carona Case

    Wednesday night's meeting of the Orange County Press Club at Jason's in Santa Ana, which featured a panel discussion of ex-Sheriff Mike Carona's indictment and the media's role in chronicling his messy reign as the county's top cop, was a hoot and a half. One highlight was my predecessor, Will Swaim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Firecrackers, Rats and Some GOP guy's Mansion

    On a cool evening in the heart of Little Saigon loud firecrackers periodically exploded as Vietnamese Americans celebrated the coming of Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and something that should comfort Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle: the launching of the Year of the Rat. Of course, I'm kidding. According t ... More >>

  • Features

    January 17, 2008

    Dammit, Janet!

    Why do Supervisor Janet Nguyen's former supporters in OC's Republican power structure hate her so much?

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    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 >>

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    A Tale of Two Tapes

    2007: A year to remember

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    December 18, 2007

    Schroeder Law Enforcement Empire At Stake Today

    Mike Schroeder will jump out of bed this morning in Corona del Mar, neatly hang his Darth Vader pajamas in the closet, shower, kneel at his USC football altar and don an expensive, natty suit befitting Orange County’s leading Republican strategist-slash-chiropractic insurance company king. It’ ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Carona Camp Says FBI Case "Trash"

    Hookers take cash too, Mikey: Dana Parsons writes today that “the good news for [indicted OC Sheriff Mike] Carona is that the government doesn’t always win.” But Parsons says the “bad news” for Calamity Mike is that the feds take their “sweet time putting public corruption cases together ... More >>

  • 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

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    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 >>

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    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 re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Gracias, John & Ken, and Screw You

    Outside of the Weekly, no media outlet has been more brutal on Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Mike Carona than The John and Ken Show on KFI-AM 640. The boyos have taken time off from railing about Reconquista to mock Carona, his political advisor Mike Schroeder, his wife Susan Kang Schroeder, and any ... More >>

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    July 10, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Loretta Taking Her Act to HBO

    It's true! According to Dan Chmielewski over at blog, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim), is scheduled to appear as a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO. Chmielewski wonders how many "pet the cat" jokes humorist Maher will utter. Perhaps not many ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    The Reporter vs. the Republican Power Couple

    Will an upcoming LA Times profile unravel or bolster Mike Schroeders empire?

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    November 2, 2006

    A Friend in Weed

    Pot coulda been a contender in DeVore race. Then the Terminator harshed his mellow

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    The Power of Provisional Voting

    So pulling out of the casa this morning, it dawned that we'd forgotten to confirm our polling place on our sample ballot. No biggie; this neighborhood has had only three different polling places in the 14 years we've disturbed our neighbors here, and all three potential places of poll are very close ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006


    Sheriff Caronas campaign claims amnesia on Vegas mob tie

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    October 13, 2005

    Sex, Bribes and Jailhouse Scams

    Sheriff Carona working overtime to stop reports he's a serial adulterer

  • Features

    October 6, 2005

    NAMBLA Fantasy

    Republican activist Jeff Nielsen says he didnt know the object of his affection was a 14-year-old boy

  • Columns

    May 27, 2004
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    January 15, 2004

    Whos Your Daddy?

    Its Rebecca Schoenkopf!

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    She Just Toots Tonys Horn

    DA defends his spokespersons promotion against charges of favoritism

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Access for Ass Kiss

    Do Reg reporters love the DA, or is that a banana in their stories?

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    June 5, 2003

    Gag Order

    The war inside the DAs media department

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    March 13, 2003
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    August 8, 2002

    Tony Baloney

    Two weeks ago, he was oddly the harshest critic of local justice. Meet the new Tony Rackauckas

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Party's Not Over Yet

    GOP insider maneouvers for DA's office

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    May 1, 1997

    Jerque Du Soleil

    Bob Dornan's Circus Comes to SoCal and Leaves Once More Without Making Its Case

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