Political Lobbyists

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    [UPDATED with Vote Delay:] Huntington Beach May Rub Out Massage Parlors

    UPDATE, JUNE 5, 10:56 A.M.: Citing the concerns of lobbyists for massage parlors, the Huntington Beach City Council Monday night postponed a vote on an ordinance that would halve the number of such businesses to 30 in Surf City.After City Manager Fred Wilson disclosed a meeting with the lobbyists wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Steven Greenhut Left The Orange County Register for Sacramento, But His Poison Pen Still Stings Jim Silva

    ​The Orange County Register's longtime columnist and senior editor Steven Greenhut left the Santa Ana daily in 2009 to open a Sacramento news bureau for the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market, individual liberty think tank based in San Francisco. But it's obvious he misses Orange County, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Rep. John Campbell Skates in House Ethics Report

    ​This morning, an independent ethics office recommended the further investigation of Representative John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) and two other congressmen for possible wrongdoing because they raised funds from financial lobbyists around the time in December 2009 the House voted on a sweeping ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer Sittin' in a Laguna Beach Tree . . .

    ​. . . F-U-N-D-R-A-I-S-I-N-G. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer are coming to Laguna Beach Friday for a high-priced fundraiser for Boxer's reelection campaign. The Democrats supply the star power at an afternoon luncheon and reception at the home of Sarah and Joe Kiani. Entry is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Another Day, Another Dropped Mike Duvall Investigation

    "Open Mike" Duvall​A day after the Assembly Ethics Committee and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass announced they will not go after disgraced former Assemblyman Mike Duvall, California Attorney General Jerry Brown revealed today he doesn't plan to investigate the Yorba Linda Republican either.In other D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    UPDATED: Mike Duvall Resigns From State Assembly

    Assemblyman Mike Duvall apparently heeded a powerful call for his resignation.​Several media outlets are reporting that Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall (R-Yorba Linda) has resigned amid the scandal uncovered last night by OC Weekly and KCBS/KCAL about his inadvertent admissions of adultery with a ut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Plumbing the Depths of Irvine's Election

    Dear Joe the Plumber, As you well know, you have unplugged many a drain at Casa de Coker over the years and sooner or later you'll be handling that bathroom remodel we talked about years ago. But first, I have a favor. I have started a petition drive where signees will let my bosses know what a goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Once Term Limits Champ, Rohrabacher Wants 11th Term in D.C.

    Early in his political career, Dana Rohrabacher hailed himself as a term-limits champion for federal politicians and spoke passionately about the inherent evils of one person staying in power for an extended period of time. Fast-forward 20 years: Rohrabacher, the conservative Republican seeking an ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2008
  • Columns

    September 27, 2007

    It's Your Money

    But the government spends it

  • Columns

    August 23, 2007
  • Columns

    August 2, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    'Do Mexicans want to cover their bases and get a double blessing?'

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2007

    Killing in Long Beach

    The last time the combination of Long Beach and crime was featured in this space, some of the area's dimmer predatory perverts were doing their part to help NBC's ratings. Now comes better news. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, crime is down in LBC, despite what you might see on Dateli ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 10, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Aug. 2 - Aug. 8

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Is There an ECCO in Here?

    Interesting June 6 election endorsements from the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), a political action committee aimed at mainstream (change to:) Democrat Party hacky gay lesbians Democrats: GOVERNOR Steve Westley (D) - endorsed Phil Angelides (D) - acceptable Arnold Schwarzenegg ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 26, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2006

    FOO Fighter

    We're re-posting this Oct. 10, 2005, post because: a) A reader wondered why the Weekly had never connected slime-ball GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to our smurfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). As the post shows, Clockwork had (and Moxley will mention it in Thursday's edition). 2) ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005
  • News

    September 15, 2005

    The Regulatory Disaster That Isnt

    Cox and the media spin a tale of government red tape that should be killing American companiesbut isnt

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Same Cox, New Box!

    Once savagely anti-investor, the new-and-improved OC Republican says he's ready to run the SEC for the people

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Go Time

    Ex-toll-road boss had one last project before he left: His own financial windfall

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • News

    April 11, 2002
  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Surf City Gets New Launderer

    Past fines dog council-hired lobbyist

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Ed Royce Is Your Friend!

    But he likes bankers, too

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Were Gonna Puke

    Patients rights? Not if Chris Cox gets his way

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Live Like a God!

    How Supervisor Bill Steiner used a phantom political campaign to fund his lavish lifestyle

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Guerrilla in the Midst

    The man behind the human-rights rhetoric

  • Columns

    December 24, 1998
  • Features

    December 25, 1997

    Silent Coup

    Secret meetings, shady deals: Life before & after the Orange County bankruptcy

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Onward Christian Gay-Bashers

    It's hip to be intolerant at religious gatherings