A weighty omen of Larry Agran's long overdue political demise occurred 72 hours before the Nov. 4 Irvine city council election when the dictatorial boss of a political machine once considered invincible was spotted frantically running out of his house carrying boxes stuffed with campaign fliers. H ... More >>
By Gustavo Arellano, Matt Coker, LP Hastings, Charles Lam, R. Scott Moxley, Gabriel San Román and Nick Schou Ever heard of the children's books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Neither had we, but the tales so spooked Weekly art director Dustin Ames as a kid that he asked if we could illustrate ... More >>
Matching A.D. socialites to real OC socialites
The legendary LGBT activist hopes to become chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County
Updated, with new information on the bottom...ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 16, 6:30 A.M.: Well, this fucking rocks: the very week where we named Save Anaheim the best blog in Orange County for our annual Best Of issue, the minions of former Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle wage an all-out war on its author, Jason ... More >>
Placentia Mayor Jeremy Yamaguchi has received more positive press than any mayor of a small Orange County city ever should, namely because the 23-year-old was elected to the city council at age 19 four years ago, thus becoming one of the youngest-ever elected official in OC history, if not the young ... More >>
Next to a picture of Walt Disney and Walter Knott together, one of the most famous OC historical artifacts that may or may not exist is a newspaper clipping detailing something that former OC GOP head Tom Fuentes was involved in during his student years, something that dares not speak its name. That ... More >>
I about spit out my Maker's this evening when word came to me that SanTana councilwoman and 69th Assembly District hopeful Michele Martinez appeared on a Vietnamese-language channel here in Little Saigon, getting softball questions tossed at her by none other than former State Assembly member Van Th ... More >>
At the same time Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer poured more than $42,000 in personal funds into his 2010 political campaign to successfully fight police union attacks, the Republican real estate developer stiffed his own corporate lawyer out of nearly $195,000 in fees.That revelation is a ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
Celebrating the Day of the Dead with some of the county's worst offenders
Nielsen during his 2010 arrestThere was a time in Orange County when Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, the son of a Fountain Valley Republican mayor, seemed destined for a lofty perch. Nielsen got into USC Law School based, in part, on the personal recommendation of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the man who'd ... More >>
Righeimer defends cutsDuring a live, three-minute interview on NBC's Today in L.A. Weekend, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer asserted that he is getting public support to continue slashing his city's budget.Righeimer told Ted Chen during the interview that residents are telling him, "Keep o ... More >>
(c) Photo by R. Scott MoxleyCA Republican Party is not happy with DavenportUPDATE, APRIL 20, 10:18 P.M.: During the KTLA interview, a "timid, confused" Marilyn Davenport, a retired Christian book publisher, said she is "really sorry" for sending the racist email. In her view--expressed throu ... More >>
(c) Photograph by R. Scott Moxley Marilyn Davenport: Startled by her newfound political fameIt wasn't too many hours ago when there was zero chance that teams of Los Angeles television news crews would have staked out Marilyn Davenport's ranch-style home in a gorgeous hillside Fullerton ne ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The conservative Costa Mesa city councilman insists his pension-slashing plans are about pragmatism, not politics
Whenever it's time to fill my ballot, I usually like to sprinkle my votes to the Green and Libertarian parties (with an occasional nod to the Peace and Freedom freaks)--usually because the politics of those two groups better fit my personal stances, but also because I refuse to vote for any OC-ba ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] And can he get into a runoff in the sheriff's race by being more OC than Sandra Hutchens and less right-wing than Bill Hunt?
Nielsen is outJeffrey Ray Nielsen--the Orange County Republican activist, close Washington, D.C., aide to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and convicted pedophile--is out of prison and living in Laguna Beach, according to a California Attorney General's website that tracts the where ... More >>
While wondering where all the defenders of convicted and soon-to-be imprisoned ex-sheriff Mike Carona are now, Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut drops a couple shout outs to the coverage by the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley, the lone reporter uncovering the former top Orange County lawman's misde ... More >>
Sandra Hutchens, Orange County's Republican sheriff, registered as a Democrat for as long as a decade in both Los Angeles and OC, according to records reviewed by the Weekly.In an interview for a March profile, Hutchens told me she is a Republican; holds conservative views, particularly on fiscal ma ... More >>
In my latest book, I devote a chapter to the many sins of the Orange County Republican Party but also hinted that they were finally evolving from the slimeball campaigns of the past when it came to scoring easy points off of demonizing Mexicans. Specifically, I pointed to the 2006 Tan Nguyen affair, ... More >>
Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?
Ex-Rohrabacher aide may have to pay for boy sex
Orange County Pastor Wiley Drake announced today that his church will conduct a prayer vigil at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse beginning Monday at 5 a.m. in hopes of getting indicted Sheriff Mike Carona to "repent" for his sins. Good luck, Wiley. You're going to need divine intervention. Dr ... More >>
OC Gym Crook Arrested in LA: Police arrested Ronald James Navarrette Jr. of Mission Viejo Friday in El Segundo for breaking into men's lockers at the Spectrum Athletic Club not far from LAX. Gym employees had been on the lookout for the 45-year-old crook they knew from surveillance video taken at ot ... More >>
Accused child molester Jeffrey Ray Nielsen feigns dismay that jurors were hung
Nguyen addresses his true believers
New molestation allegation dogs arrested conservative activist
OC reverend played the gay card to aid FBI corruption target
Record of the year?
Now 25 percent more terrifying!
Your DA declines to prosecute his friends
Los Angeles Ashes
The GOP gets funky, by which of course we mean they smell
Commie Girl in Sacramento
Bush set to name Cox to U.S. bench
The DAs Garofalo probe is troubled by a campaign promise to curb political investigations
And other tales of hilarity from election night
Diary of a mad Libertarian
Hustler publisher may out Southern California congressman