The Old Gray Lady has confronted your friendly neighborhood park pervert.Chuting in from an international kerfuffle unknown, The New York Times has discovered the growing phenomenon of Orange County parks being declared off limits to convicted sex offenders.
UPDATE, OCT. 20, 3:16 P.M.: Our last post about the Los Alamitos City Council approving on first reading an ordinance--based on the county's--banning registered sex offenders in parks left you hanging about what the Mission Viejo City Council did the same night. The South County town's council vo ... More >>
Jenny OropezaBill Barker did not win one of three open Mission Viejo City Council seats Tuesday, although the fact he received the seventh-most votes out of 12 candidates--and that he died hours before the polls opened--is impressive.But not nearly as impressive as the feat achieved by state Sen. ... More >>
A candidate for Mission Viejo City Council was found dead in his home last night, authorities confirmed. William Barker, 72, is believed to have died of cardiac arrest. He was one of 11 candidates vying for three open spots in the heated local election. Coroner's investigators were sent to his h ... More >>
In less than an hour, the Mission Viejo City Council will be called to order.Among the items on this evening's docket: a proposed ordinance that would prohibit marijuana grow houses.Leaving some residents to wonder, "You mean it was OK to grow my own indoors before?"
A former wildlife rehabilitator from Lake Shasta has sent the Mission Viejo City Council an online petition signed by more than 700 netizens of the world demanding the same thing:Stop slaughtering bunnies.The plea comes two months after the Palmia Homeowners Association successfully lobbied city ... More >>
Elmer Fudd has nothing on the Mission Viejo City Council, which has approved a Palmia Homeowners Association request to allow residents to shoot rabbits with pellet guns. Bunnies are chewing grass and raiding gardens and must die, claims the association representing a small adult community in th ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyLance MacLean: at peace?Orange Juice! and the Mission Viejo Dispatch are reporting that Mission Viejo ex-Mayor Lance MacLean has canceled his request for a recount of the ballot's in last week's election, which saw him recalled from office by a margin of 19 votes.Speakin ... More >>
Good headline, right? Last night, the Mission Viejo City Council sent the long-gestating "Right To Vote" initiative -- which is backed by roughly the same people who back the Lance MacLean recall campaign -- to a city-wide election. The initiative would mandate that all major zone-change proposals i ... More >>
A good number of the people sitting on the Mission Viejo City Council got their political start back in the '90s by holding positions in the Saddleback Republican Assembly, a chartered unit of the California Republican Assembly that serves Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods and Laguna Hills. I ... More >>
Full disclosure: I'm not too informed on the 241 Toll Road. I don't see how extending it to San Onofre will reduce traffic on the 5 Freeway. I don't surf so don't particularly care if the legendary waves of Trestles disappeared. I do know that the Transportation Corridor Authority is one of Orange C ... More >>
On National Day of Prayer, Mission Viejo goes biblical
County reports say radioactive ground-water contamination at El Toro is worse than we all thought
Our cruel but insightful wrap-up of OC Elections