When Orange County Congressman John Campbell announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election, the Irvine Republican's move immediately led to speculation about who wants the job: State Senator Mimi Walters? Irvine Councilman Jeff Lalloway? Ex-Congressman Christopher Cox? Ex-State Senator Dick ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the other GOP assemblyman, state senator and "Surfin' Congressman" attending Sunday's beach bonfire. Also, the original post has been corrected to reflect the panel the AQMD board chairman resigned from and the date of the AQMD hearing on fire rings.If yo ... More >>
It's been eight years since Newport Beach Republican Congressman Christopher Cox last campaigned for office and, though his seat was never in jeopardy in the Republican-rich coastal Orange County district, he collected millions of dollars in contributions.Cox, long an opponent of pro-consumer financ ... More >>
Young Noam with Mom and Dad I considered titling this week's review "Conservatism for Dummies" but that seemed unnecessarily cruel. As someone raised with your basic anti-social, self-hating, ahistorical so-called "conservative" values, I enjoy reminding myself and others of both my shame as ... More >>
OCDALawrence Joseph Brown's booking photoUPDATE, APRIL 11, 3:46 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office continues to work toward keeping convicted child rapist Lawrence Joseph Brown off the streets indefinitely, filing a new petition to have him committed to a mental institution as a s ... More >>
The huge swath of public land is in play. But is the whole thing rigged?
OCDALawrence Joseph Brown's booking photoOrange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas held a press conference this afternoon to lay out what he and fellow OC authorities have planned to keep a violent rapist out of the community.The DA called out the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for faili ... More >>
1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported last week that Orly Taitz--the Laguna Niguel dentist who famously claims that Barack Obama isn't eligible for the office he holds--lost one of her Facebook friends recently. On Thursday, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal shed his social-networki ... More >>
Speaking of the Surfrider Foundation, its South County chapter and the Earth Resources Foundation have brought the Bag Monster to Orange County today.Known for darkening supermarkets, the halls of power and anywhere crowds gather in the Bay Area, the Bag Monster is the symbol of the campaign to g ... More >>
State Senator Mimi Walters[Originally published 1/21/2010. Updated 1/25 with response from Walters' office]Today's Supreme Court decision striking down bans on political expenditures from corporations seems like a monumental development--especially in light of how closely regulated political expe ... More >>
Mimi Walters writes off $7.9 billion.State Sen. Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) spouts off in today's Sacramento Bee about a Democratic proposal to commit $7.9 billion to schools--even though California voters last month shot down Prop. 1B, which would have sent educators that exact same amount. &nbs ... More >>
Whoa! They're moving the Sydney Opera House to Anaheim!Oh wait, no. That's the newly approved design for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, a.k.a. ARTIC.On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council awarded architecture firm Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK with the contract to design and lay the ... More >>
Okay, Prop. 8, supporters, be honest: Would you rather attend a party thrown by gays or straights? If you answered the latter, well, then, you haven't been to a party thrown by gays, have you? Think of all the collected knowledge of Martha Stewart, the Queer Eye guys and Chelsea Handler funneled int ... More >>
Here were told you about our question to Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante, the chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) who was all over the news last week after Comm ... More >>
The most influential Orange County man you've never heard of is undoubtedly Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr., heir to the Home Savings (remember that bank?) fortune. He rarely makes public appearances due to suffering from Tourette's Syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from giving millions of dollars away ... More >>
With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from yesterday’s sojourn to Sacramento, where I received a Latino Spirit Award (honoring Latinos who have made a positive contribution to California) from the California Latino Legislative Caucus: ... More >>
Assemblywoman Mimi Walters (R-73, 241, 133) is a class act. And like any act, she can be yours if you can afford the hiring fee. Just ask Big Tobacco. Hell, just ask Rancho Mission Viejo; she's really going the extra mile for them. Sixteen miles actually—the length of the proposed Foothill-Sou ... More >>
Ever committed adultery? Are you homosexual? Prop 90 supporter Howard Ahmanson Jr. wouldn't mind stoning you. Yesterday we discussed Howard S. Rich, a wealthy fellow from New York, and his intense desire to screw with California government by financing groups that back Proposition 90. And Prop 90 is ... More >>
Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine Company) has signed on to support Proposition 90, the Taxpayer Trap Initiative (or Save our Homes, if you're gullible). This is no surprise; back in September 2005, Prop 90's main backers poured $120,000 into Campbell for Congress, the campaign committee formed to ... More >>
Last week there was a rumor goin' round that Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and a Republican, was co-author of a bill to legalize industrial hemp. Not only that, but he was doing so with none other than Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the ope ... More >>
Assemblywoman Mimi Walters (R-73, 241, 261, 133) had a little get-together this morning with the Transportation Corridor Agencies, the Marines, and Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. Only a select group of normal Chamber meeting attendees received invitations for the so-called "workshop". The invitation ... More >>
What your Mimi doesn't know could fill San Mateo Canyon, if the TCA doesn't do it first.
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