Veteran Orange County criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Anthony Witsoe closed his eyes and remained motionless late this afternoon as a court clerk read a series of guilty verdicts against him in what could go down as one of the dumbest bribery convictions in California history.
FBI bribery probes u ... More >>
Trial is scheduled to begin right now in federal court in Santa Ana for a Tustin criminal defense attorney accused of conspiring with a Rialto police officer to fix a misdemeanor assault and battery case at John Wayne Airport. Lawrence Witsoe is charged with conspiracy to solicit and receive a bribe ... More >>
Anyone else hope someone switches the seating cards at the next Orange County Mayors Breakfast so that Tri sits next to Tita? Tri Ta became Westminster's first Vietnamese-American mayor and, he claims, the first in the country to win a mayoral seat via the voters rather than appointment. Meanwhile, ... More >>
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by cops in 1991 sparked the LA riots, died early today. He was 47.He was discovered in the pool of his Rialto home by his fiancée Cynthia Kelley, whose first date with King was at a Newport Beach pizzeria the day after she served on a Los Angeles civil jury tha ... More >>
Aaron Scott Vigil, the Rialto police officer who last year was named in a three-count indictment by a federal grand jury for allegedly taking a $2,500 bribe--while serving on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force--from Mission Viejo attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe to tell Orange County Distr ... More >>
pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with
last year's DUI arrest in Moreno Valley that, fortunately, did not involve a videotaped beating by cops followed by intense inner-city rioting.Mr. Can't We All Just Get Along was not present for the plea and ... More >>
Inland water agencies may say they want to work with government regulators on a Santa Ana River habitat for a tiny fish known as the Santa Ana Sucker, but as long as the H2O providers press their lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, four conservation groups will press back. The Si ... More >>
Rodney King, who these days resides in that garden spot known as Rialto, was popped on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday afternoon.Moreno
Valley police officers pulled the civil rights martyr over about 2:45 p.m. near Frederick
Street and Brabham Drive.
Burger Parlor, the evening permanent pop-up restaurant opened by former Bastide chef Joseph Mahon, opened quietly at Rialto in downtown Fullerton recently. Currently open only Wednesday through Sunday, the chef expects to be open daily in the near future. The menu is simple: burgers, fries, a few ... More >>
Can you imagine a $2,500 bribe being worth 20 years of your life in a federal prison?Or, in the case of Mission Viejo attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe, who is accused of paying that bribe to the Rialto cop now looking at 20, the relatively small change could fetch a 35-year stretch in the pen.
UPDATE, MAY 26, 12:42 P.M.: There's an interesting nugget about Orange County and the Carlyle Group in coverage of the ongoing court battle over human waste from Southern California spread atop farmland in Kern County.Anyone trying to put the Bush 43 years behind them may have forgotten about the ... More >>
Why is your kid still huffing lead and other nasty toxins in your low-income housing unit despite the federal government having already sent your Orange County city funds to remedy the hazard?Blame Belinda Exon. The president of Rehab
Financial Services, Inc., a now-defunct Huntington Beach comp ... More >>
Sucker punchedA dozen water agencies serving nearly 3
million Southern California residents have formally warned the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (FWS) that it the federal agency does not want to be sued, it must rescind the recent expansion of critical habitat areas for the Santa Ana Sucker, ... More >>
Carlos van HijfteRemember that Sonic Youth show scheduled for the Fox Theater in Pomona on September 25? Bad news: it's not happening, due to guitarist Lee Ranaldo's wrist injury, generally a bad place for a guitarist to hurt himself. (It happened while playing tennis, a more high-impact sport th ... More >>
My sole Moreno Valley experience happened in 1998, when some methed-out gabacho stole my run-down 1983 Camaro from the parking lot of the former Huish Family Fun Center in Anaheim right next to Camelot (it's now an industrial park). When the cops told me that they found my car in Moreno Valley, m ... More >>
Either an evil crew in "Spaceballs" or Black and Decker corporate dickwads.William Medina, 25, believes he got sacked from a Black and Decker warehouse job in Rialto because the company brass misinterpreted a 14-word message he posted on Twitter. He explained to the San Bernardino Sun that he recent ... More >>