When Shirley Grindle tells a journalist there is something rotten in Denmark--and her and your Denmark is Orange County--s/he tends to listen. Since the 1970s, the good government activist and/or her group TINCUP (Time Is Now, Clean Up Politics) have tracked campaign contributions to Orange County p ... More >>
Hold your hat!Either Orange County flipped upside down in a cosmic miracle or a sudden gust of hurricane force wind tossed District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on his head and gave him amnesia.Rackauckas first ran for the county's top prosecutor job in 1998 while promising to shift agency resources awa ... More >>
Courtesy of Santiago Creek Greenway AllianceClick for a larger image.See that map? It represents the new Santiago Creek Trail, which runs from the Orange County Water District Ponds near Cannon St. in Orange, all the way to the Santa Ana River--with one quarter-mile exception through Jack Fisher ... More >>
Due to his utter incompetence, John Williams is poised to officially lose for good his Public Guardian role today, as the Orange County Board of Supervisors approves filling his position with a veteran Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health division chief. So, how do OC taxpayers still e ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyA two-year-long study of the county's campaign contributions law has finally been completed, and the original architect of that law--septuagenarian OC campaign watchdog Shirley Grindle--isn't thrilled. "All hell is breaking lose," she chuffed when answering the phon ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyDo call her Shirley.The news story in the latest Weekly is about county election-reform activist Shirley Grindle and her beef with the board of supervisors, who appointed a committee that, she says, is attempting to dismantle the county's anti-corruption campaign finance ... More >>
Irvine City Council races have a long, rich history of generating critical looks from the county grand jury, tireless political reformer Shirley Grindle, state Assemblyman Chuck Devore (R-Irvine), solidly Democrat UC Irvine political science professor Mark Petracca and, of course, our own R. Scott M ... More >>
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