The district attorney offices of the counties of Orange and Santa Clara have teamed up to charge five large pharmaceutical companies with endangering patients and deceiving doctors by intentionally misrepresenting the dangerously addictive nature of painkillers to expand their markets and profits.
See the update at the end of this post on two of the incidents involving Irvine's Boomers! and the company's response. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 29, 7:03 A.M.: The refusal of Boomers! amusement parks to allow religious head coverings on attendees who want to ride go-karts is spurring multiple complain ... More >>
Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now
[Crossing the Line] New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
Are the San Francisco 49ers moving to Santa Ana?An NFL Network reporter says the storied franchise is on the way.Sort of.
Muzammil SiddiqiSo often when it comes to Islam and the Holocaust, we hear from deniers such as Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, Palestinian National Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the Jordanian Association Against Zionism and Racism ... More >>
After losing a ruling in Orange County Superior Court, the Sierra Club is turning to the California Court of Appeal in an attempt to win no- or low-cost access to the County of Orange's Landbase parcel map system, which the public must currently pay thousands of dollars to get to.The lower court ... More >>
Don Papi Pulido: No trash cleaner is he!The only time Fate takes me into SanTana's ritzy Floral Park neighborhood is while taking a shortcut across the city and straight through the area's heart: Santa Clara Avenue, from Bristol Street through Broadway. It's a picturesque commute, one where drive ... More >>
Boxer: going downIt's interesting to see how the campaigns of the leading contenders for the U.S. Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer are reacting to a new Field Poll.For the sake of argument (and parochialism), we're including Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) among the leading contenders.The po ... More >>
Carly Fiorina--the former Silicon Valley CEO and current U.S. Senate candidate who ruffled the feathers of Irvine assemblyman and fellow Republican nomination seeker Chuck DeVore with her campaign's "demon sheep" ad--apparently scored a big hit at this past weekend's GOP state convention in Santa Cl ... More >>
Steve Poizner photo by Jack GouldWhitman for sale; heil, Poizner!From Los Angeles Times Capitol Journal columnist George Skelton: Steve Poizner's Wild-Eyed Accusations Against Meg Whitman Don't Bode Well: The GOP gubernatorial candidate alleges his opponent used attempted bribery and extortion to ... More >>
Local and statewide proponents of Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters last November, have a message for local and statewide politicians: stop trying to overturn the election results and get back to work fixing your cities and/or California.State senators and Assembly members ... More >>
Nov. 8 - Nov. 14
A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide
"Now Thats the American Dream: Hoping for a Windfall on Anothers Downfall"
Another day, another jail beating in OC
Alan Bock says the medical-marijuana war is over, and the good guys won
Newport councilman Gary Proctor lives in $820,000 home up north
The menace threatening the global entertainment industry? Linux users!?
Are OC's cops a little too excited about busting men for gay sex?
Death, taxes and the self-inflicted stupidity of Three Strikes