See Update No. 2 on Page 2 about a federal judge in Texas setting a hearing date for Orly Taitz's "emergency request" aimed at border crossers. Update No. 1 is on the Department of Justice's response to Taitz. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 11, 9:05 A.M.: Texas likes to brag about wooing businesses away fro ... More >>
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
Gabrielle Jane Nestande, the former Newport Beach deb and California GOP family scion, was reportedly assaulted Saturday in a Texas jail where she is near the end of a 180-day sentence for criminally negligent homicide. A fellow inmate in the Travis County Correctional Complex allegedly hit Nestand ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans like Buchanan's whiskey so much?
Is Gabrielle Jane Nestande, a politically connected former Newport Beach debutante, the "Great White Defendant?"That's how a conservative online magazine is characterizing the 25-year-old convicted of criminally negligent homicide and recently sentenced to six months in jail for the hit-and-run slay ... More >>
Gabrielle Jane Nestande, the former Texas capital aide, one-time Newport Beach debutante and daughter of a California GOP power player, will do some jail time connected with her being convicted of criminally negligent homicide for a hit-and-run slaying of a pedestrian after a night of beers, vodka a ... More >>
On what would have been the late Courtney Griffin's 32nd birthday, her father in Austin was hoping to receive this gift from someone in the Nestande family of Newport Beach.An apology.It had not arrived despite Gabrielle Jane Nestande being found guilty a week before of criminally negligent homicide ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the bottom of page 2 on the deceased woman's family reacting to no jail time being given.She Update No. 1 on the next page about Gabby being found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and Update No. 2 on page 2 on the sentence including probation, a fine but no jail time..ORIG ... More >>
After five days of making its case, the prosecution rested today against Gabrielle Jane Nestande, the daughter of a veteran Orange County politician and GOP insider fighting to stay out of a Texas prison for following a night of drinking with driving into a pedestrian who died and leaving the scene. ... More >>
For the first time in 16 months, a powerful former Orange County supervisor watched his daughter in court.But Bruce Nestande was not in the Austin, Texas, courtroom to see his 25-year-old daughter try her first case. Gabrielle Jane Nestande is accused of drinking after being honored for her work wit ... More >>
Gabrielle Jane Nestande has been indicted on more serious felonies related to a hit-and-run that could send the daughter of a powerful Newport Beach Republican to a Texas prison for 20 years. The 25-year-old former Austin Capitol staffer and Gov. Rick Perry campaign worker, who had faced a single co ... More >>
Remember last fall when Texas Governor Rick Perry packed 1,000 supporters--including former Orange County Republican Party chairman Tom Fuentes, rising from his death bed--into Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach? Perry also scooped up cash for his presidential run at some private affairs with Orang ... More >>
[UPDATED: At conclusion of the article.]Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Mike Schroeder, his decades old travel companion and buddy, adamantly disagree on which 2012 Republican candidate would make the best U.S. president. Rohrabacher despises Newt Gingrich and is backing Mitt Romney. Schroeder d ... More >>
Poor Ron Paul.The veteran Texas congressman running for the Republican presidential nomination by arguing for dramatic changes to the federal government can't get love from Orange County-related political figures.This week, conservative radio host/lawyer/author Hugh Hewitt--a former, post-preside ... More >>
KXANAs Gabrielle Jane Nestande left her second court appearance in Texas related to charges she failed to stop and help a nanny mowed down by the 24-year-old's car, the scion of a powerful Orange County Republican was met today by family members and supporters of the deceased woman. More troublin ... More >>
John GilhooleyOnly a keystroke away...So long and thanks for all the tweets! Former California Assemblyman and OC Weekly cover boy Chuck DeVore announced today he's not only dropping out of the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, but he's also dropping out of the state of California. ... More >>
Speaking out in the media about the death of her daughter, who a former Orange County supervisor's daughter is accused of killing, has mostly fallen to Courtney Griffin's mother. But now the father of the late 30-year-old Austin, Texas, nanny, is chiming in for the first time, vowing that the que ... More >>
Gabrielle Jane Nestande--the 24-year-old daughter of former Orange County Supervisor and state Assemblyman Bruce Nestande, half sister of Riverside Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande and former campaign worker for Texas Gov. Rick Perry--has been indicted by the Travis County grand jury on a si ... More >>
Small but deadly to land developers.Readers of the Weekly before there was a Weekly may recall the California gnatcatcher, a cute little bird who managed to stop development in its tracks in Orange County in the early 1990s, cause Donald Bren to forever be saddled with a menacing Mr. Burns squint ... More >>
You can stare into those eyes on Friday morning.The rumors are true: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the shiny faced and morally misguided Tea Party presidential candidate, will be sharing her wisdom and campaign rhetoric in Costa Mesa on Friday morning. Whether she will be incorrectly citin ... More >>
HightowerUPDATE: A wonderful time was had by all, according to Felicity Figueroa, a longtime activist and one of the volunteers at the event. It turns out that there are more than 36 progressives in OC--yay!"It was great!" she told us via email. "We had about 300 people total, 46 exhibitor booths ... More >>
A new poll by a Santa Ana firm has good news and bad news for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.The bad news, according to Lawrence Research, is 7-to-15% of voters are biased against Mormon candidates.The good news: specific Mormon candidates, like the former Massachusetts governor, ... More >>
The day after the Sept. 7 Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Texas Governor Rick Perry will navigate the Southern California freeway system (or probably fly over it) for private meetings with fat-cat donors in San Diego and Newport Beach.But worry not, mortgaged ... More >>
Every time the Orange County Register does a story about the Reconquista and refers to local Know Nothings as "anti-illegal immigration activists", I laugh. Loudly. Nelson Muntz style. As we've documented in this paper since forever, it's never been about the legal part in our immigration wars--w ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 1, 8:11 P.M.: The Orange County Register Editorial Board loves them some Texas Gov. Rick Perry.After the Republican met in Newport Beach's Pacific Club with big GOP donors and the likes of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, Flash Report publisher Jon Fleischman, OC GOP Chairman ... More >>
Will he or won't he?It's the question close watchers of the Republican Party's presidential prospects want Texas Gov. Rick Perry to answer.Before he can, however, Perry has to come to Newport Beach today to ask the moneymen a question of his own: Should I?
UPDATE, JUNE 21, 3:57 P.M.: If you haven't seen the anti-choice billboards in Los Angeles that proclaim, "The most dangerous place for a Latino is in the womb," you missed your chance--at least for now.All three billboards, which were paid for by The Latino Partnership for Conservative P ... More >>
Where's the most dangerous place for a Latino/a to be?unidosporlavida.org.mxWell, according to a throng of recently-unveiled billboards in Los Angeles, it's inside their mom's womb. Gabriela Valle, senior director of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, says the billboards, which st ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 8, 12:30 P.M.: The first post on this story began by tying in a drunken driving crash caused by former Orange County Supervisor and state Assemblyman Bruce Nestande in Newport Beach a few years ago with a hit-and-run death blamed on his 23-year-old daughter, Gabrielle Jane Nestande, ... More >>
The apple really doesn't fall far from the tree: former Orange County Supervisor and state Assemblyman Bruce Nestande served six months of house arrest and three years probation after pleading guilty in 2007 to driving drunk the wrong way on a one-way street and hitting a parked car. Now his 23-y ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Although short, Molly's life was writ large. She was as eloquent a speaker and teacher as she was a writer, and her quips will last at least as long as Will Rogers'. She dubbed George W. Bush "Shrub" and Texas Governor Rick Perry "Good Hair." Molly always said in her official résumé t ... More >>