Environmental groups are suing Orange County's second largest retail water district over plans to pump water Mojave Desert groundwater. Santa Margarita Water District, which serves more than 155,000 residents and businesses in Mission Viejo, Coto de Caza, Las Flores, Ladera Ranch, Talega and its hom ... More >>
Those unnamed sources who know everything about everything before you or I say Santa Margarita Catholic High School quarterback stud turned USC star turned Cincinnati Bengals first round pick turned Bengals tackling dummy Carson Palmer has been traded to the Oakland Raiders. If that's true, it's ... More >>
Tombleson?UPDATE, JUNE 29, 2:42 P.M.: 28-yearold Justin Alvin Masao Tombleson pleaded not guilty this week to the murders-by-stabbing of Santa Margarita Catholic High School ice hockey conditioning coach Elvis Kechechian and his friend Hossein Saidoian.Tombleson is due back in court July 15, but ... More >>
1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>
Of all the quarterbacks with Orange County roots on NFL rosters right now, the pride of Mission Viejo High School Mark Sanchez leads the pack, guiding his New York Jets to a league best record of 5-1. (Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer is next with the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals, whose backup QB is his ... More >>
Talk about Navel Gazing!Dispelling the myth that this blog will never cover women's water polo, we are pleased to present this item about four former high school stars appearing on the cover of a national magazine just out.Oopsie, looks like someone forgot their swimsuits.
Looks like Santa Margarita Catholic High School and new head football coach Harry Welch have been taking lessons from the University of Southern California. These days, that's not a good thing.Santa Margarita filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order against the California Inters ... More >>
Through week 16 of the NFL season, Carson Palmer and Mark Sanchez are the only quarterbacks who played at Orange County high schools to have thrown the required 14 passes per game to qualify for an official QB rating. Based on Matt Leinart's limited stats, were his passer ranking to count, it wou ... More >>
Shane Garrett Horning, the 29-year-old former Santa Margarita Methodist Church youth pastor, was convicted today of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female parishioner and sending sexual text messages to her 15-year-old female relative. The San Jose resident pleaded guilty to four felony counts ... More >>
Ziemann: Inflicted Hell, now receiving it...Sorry we're late to the party, but G. Patrick Ziemann--a teacher at Mater Dei during the early 1970s who went on to become an auxiliary bishop in Los Angeles and head bishop at the Diocese of Santa Rosa before resigning in disgrace for screwing up its f ... More >>
Terry Teri Sforza blogs on the Register's OC Watchdog that the cities of Laguna Beach, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, as well as the El Toro, South Coast, Irvine Ranch, Moulton Niguel, Trabuco Canyon and Santa Margarita water districts, may secede from its northern partners in the water-i ... More >>
Not the actual soup or condom at the center of the lawsuit but an amazing photo illustration.One never knows what will get spit out of the Weekly World HQ fax machine, when it is working, that is. (Really, who faxes any more?) Usually, fax paper is wasted on press releases sent by a certain self-pub ... More >>
What is it with the Orange County Board of Supervisors and their love of pedophile apologists? In 2006, Third District Supe Bill Campbell tried placing Monsignor John Urell, the right-hand man of Diocese of Orange bishops for a good decade of their sex-abuse scandal, on the county's human relations ... More >>
Pick up this newspaper this Thursday, when this reporter will have a more in-depth take on the Orange diocese's settling four more sex-abuse cases for about $7 million. In the meanwhile, allow your humble servant to rail about the latest foot-in-mouth case of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown.
Today, Asso ... More >>
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Just received word that the Catholic Diocese of Orange just settled a civil suit filed against it and former Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Jeff Andrade. Strange, considering diocesan lawyers were publicly proclaiming they were raring to start t ... More >>