Scott Martindale

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Tracy Flick is Alive and Well at Troy High School

    Tracy Flick is apparently alive and well at Troy High School.Brought to life deliciously by Reese Witherspoon, Tracy Enid Flick is a central character in Alexander Payne's 1999 film Election, which is based on Tom Perrotta's novel of the same title. The plot involves a high school student body elect ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    OC Register Is Hot for Teacher . . . Salaries

    Local educators fume as the daily publishes its latest salary database

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Orange County Register Releases First Story, Database on Public School Worker Salaries

    ​The Orange County Register's education editor previously told Weekly readers to look for the Santa Ana daily's initial pieces that pull from the names, schools and salaries of all 72,000 public school employees in the county in mid-November.Give William Diepenbrock this: He is a man of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Orange County Register Teacher Salary Expedition Spooks Public School Instructors

    ​An Orange County Register editorial project that relies on the names, campuses and salaries of all public school teachers in the county has riled many instructors, a state teacher union official confirmed.This was most dramatically played out in the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HB ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Capo Unified's Fleming Delays His Day in Court, Again

    Anna, James, Maya: All reminders of a simpler time.​Remember 2007? M.I.A. released a really good album, the surge in Iraq was all the talk, Anna Nicole Smith laid to rest her gentle head and everyone assumed Hillary Clinton was going to be the next President.It was also the year in which James Fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    UCI's Chemerinsky to Represent Teacher in 'Jesus Glasses' Appeal

    James Corbett​The Register's Scott Martindale reports that the lovably liberal UCI Law dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, will help represent James Corbett in his appeal of the ruling earlier this year that he violated the Constitution by criticizing Creationism in a Capistrano Valley High School classroom. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Democracy Works, Now We Can't Pay For Anything

    Arnold chills out after his electoral defeat.Your post-election roundup:Five no's and a yes. Props 1A through 1E got spanked by heavy margins: about 65% "no" on each statewide, and an overwhelming 75% in Orange County. The LA Times has a neato county-by-county results map (which is very similar to t ... More >>