The most historic, local moment of Tuesday's election happened around 9 p.m. when elated (literally jumping up and down) Orange County Republicans realized they were finally on their way to not just finally defeating Larry Agran but also taking control of Irvine.But the GOPers were also fuming becau ... More >>
Hold your hat!Either Orange County flipped upside down in a cosmic miracle or a sudden gust of hurricane force wind tossed District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on his head and gave him amnesia.Rackauckas first ran for the county's top prosecutor job in 1998 while promising to shift agency resources awa ... More >>
Move over, Robert Rizzo and Jeffery Hubbard: another public official who lives in Orange County but worked in Los Angeles County is corrupt as hell. William Douglas Agopian resides in Santa Ana, but the 61-year-old was the chief business officer with the Lynwood Unified School District, from whom ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 24, 5:26 P.M.: The support Newport-Mesa Unified School District Superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard enjoyed from his Board of Education disappeared into the paneling separating trustees from the public barred from a secret meeting this afternoon.In other words, the board voted unanimously ... More >>
A Huntington Beach resident who was formerly the city administrator of a tiny town in Los Angeles County has pleaded guilty to various public corruption charges against him.Nope, it was not Robert Rizzo, but Bruce Malkenhorst Sr., the ex-top exec in the city of Vernon and dead ringer for th ... More >>
Update, Jan. 10, 3:07 p.m.: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was sentenced today to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas Legislative candidates in 2002, the Washington Post reports. Throughout his political and legal ordeal, DeLay was vehem ... More >>
BabkaBeau Babka, the Utah lawman who applied to become Orange County's sheriff in the wake of Mike Carona's resignation to (unsuccessfully) fight corruption charges in 2008, is under investigation for committing fraud.According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, Babka--a Cottonwood Heights cop who ha ... More >>
If you walk into the Huntington Beach Goodwill Store, turn a corner and are confronted by a big tub of goo with a bad dye job on top, don't assume that's a big tub of goo with a bad dye job on top.It could very well be Robert Rizzo, the disgraced ex-city manager of Bell.
As Tom DeLay moseys into a possible life prison sentence after being convicted today of federal money laundering charges, let us turn to his pal and Huntington Beach's Surfin' Congresstool, Dana Rohrabacher.We'll begin with something spit out of the Mouth That Rohrabachered, followed by a slimy c ... More >>
Jabba the Corrupt, "Want more food."Huntington Beach resident Robert Rizzo, the tiny city of Bell's disgraced former city manager, said through his lawyer that he is due severence pay and benefits for his $1.5 million yearly position.
Carona wants more public dough for his "back pain"While he ran California's second largest police agency, Mike Carona had sex with a county secretary in a car while his wife and young son sat oblivious nearby in an SUV. That fact, first revealed at OC Weekly, is part of the charming legacy the di ... More >>
Dana: If I only had a heart, a brain, some courage..."Our government is taking the word of terrorists . . . "--Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher--who cowardly evaded military service during the Vietnam War and absurdly lobbied on behalf of the Osama bin Laden terrorist loving Taliban dur ... More >>
Another dirty deputy nabbedAn on-duty Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy who fabricated a wild story to protect an off-duty deputy allegedly caught illegally poaching undersized lobsters was convicted today of obstructing a fish and game warden, according to prosecutors.Deputy Phillip Glen ... More >>
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