He helped to create a haven for gay students such as himself. What happened next was heartbreaking
Confession time: Like many in the media, I looked at Kevin E. Harris blowing himself up, having covered his Costa Mesa house in foil to prevent the government from reading his mind and writing the gubment was also behind the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson, John Lennon and everyone who perished ... More >>
The Mexi-mocking antics of students at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills during the now infamous "Seniores and Señoritas" Day earned them a spot on this infernal rag's current OC's Scariest People 2012 issue. Perpetuating stereotypes by dressing up as cholos, pregnant stroller pushers and deporti ... More >>
Saying the trial-court jury should not have heard the testimony of three former students who had legal sex with music teacher Carlie Rose Attebury after they graduated, the California appeals court overturned the former El Modena High School instructor's November 2010 conviction for sex with an unde ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 4, 2:52 P.M.: Former El Modena High School band teacher Carlie Rose Attebury was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for having sex with a then-15-year-old boy who was her drum major.The 31-year-old Orange resident must also register as a sex offender for life.She was also ... More >>
The Reverend Fred Phelps' God-Hates-Faggetry that plays out outside military funerals, political conventions and Rent productions at Corona del Mar High School won U.S. Supreme Court protection this morning.Justices voted 8-1 to uphold an appeals-court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment ... More >>
What 17-year-old boy would turn down a promise of hot sex at a quiet hilltop construction site? El Modena High School wrestler Diego Gonzalez's ex-girlfriend had a new boyfriend, but 20-year-old Veronica Paz was still seeing Gonzalez on the side. They drove to an unincorporated residential area n ... More >>
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Update, December 22, 10:08 p.m.: The emergency shelter at Mission Viejo High School has closed, the county announced this evening.Evacuated residents in need of shelter can still go to Laguna Beach High School and El Modena High School in Orange. (Addresses are on the next page.)The county's most ... More >>
Update, November 24, 7 p.m.: Former El Modena High School band teacher Carlie Rose Attebury, 31, of Orange, was convicted today of four felony county of having sex with an underage male student.She could get up to five years in state prison at her Jan. 7 sentencing, according to prosecutors. ... More >>
Shane Garrett Horning, the 29-year-old former youth pastor at Santa Margarita Methodist Church in Rancho Santa Margarita, was sentenced today to a year in jail--essentially time served--for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female parishioner and sending sexual text messag ... More >>
Remember when school was a safe place to send your kids?Two separate convictions of school employees who sexually assaulted girls were handed down Tuesday.
Luis MejiaHere's a question for teachers and school administrators at El Modena High School in Orange: How do you lose track of a special ed student long enough to not notice that the school janitor is regularly luring her into his office and sexually assaulting her? Those questions may come up when ... More >>
Orange County Register: The Catch restaurant and sports bar that had been in the shadow of Angel Stadium for 32 years before closing in February 2008 will reopen even closer to the Big A. . . . While noting highway deaths dropped nearly 10 percent locally and nationwide, the Reg unveils a map s ... More >>
You're forgiven if you haven't already heard the good news about Donald Ritze. He's a helicopter pilot, avocado grower and member of the Orange County Bee Keepers Association who is running against Bill Campbell for OC's third supervisorial district. According to a section of his website called "My ... More >>
The Orange County district attorney's office reports this afternoon that former El Modena High School principal Brent Bailey has been convicted of masturbating in a Fullerton public park. Bailey, 56, must have forgotten that weenie whacking in public is considered lewd. After Bailey changed his ... More >>
Seemed like a good idea at the time . . .
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Orange teachers union destroying education to save it
Teens suit says she wasnt principal-biter
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Was the sexual revolution really this dull?
Orange Unified union boss John Rossmans weird little war
Kansas anti-gay reverend brings his traveling theater to OC
Remembering the days when gay clubs were cool with everybody!