Ronald Campbell

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Bank Settles Ponzi-Scheme-Related Lawsuit Tied to Gun-Planting Case

    Business writer Ronald Campbell at the Orange County Register has done a good job of tracking the fallout that continues to unfold involving a roughly $1 billion Ponzi scheme tied to a gun-planting case first exposed by the Weekly. Last week, we reported that a jury awarded Dr. Michael Fitzbiggons $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    LA Times Nails Mike Carona Pension Story--9 Days After the OC Register Did

    ​When Clockwork was but a wee wind-up at a local daily, we used to bemoan a certain tactic the Los Angeles "By God" Times employed when we beat them. The Times would sit on the story a couple weeks and then publish their own version without acknowledging who originally broke the news--as if the pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines. No Surprises: More Street dirt

    More Street dirt: In his pre-treasurer-tax collector days, Chriss Street allegedly billed (and double-billed!) a bankrupt trust "for thousands of dollars in expenses, including a $3,584 laptop computer and $1,200 in office supplies," reports Ronald Campbell at the Register. The records collected by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: iPhone Thumb Surgery?

    Picking themselves up with your bootstraps: The lobbyists at the Orange County Tourism Council believe they are entitled yet again to a public handout. And, once again, they're going to get it without even a minute of public debate. The board of supervisors placed on its Tuesday consent calender a $ ... More >>

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    April 7, 2005

    Chuck Not Amuck

    Register ignores Assemblyman DeVores payola scandal, trashes Nativo for his four years later