We obviously don't agree with Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on most anything, especially his efforts to scald the city's public employees raw. But Riggy's harassment at the hands of a private dick employed by the law firm that represented the Costa Mesa Police Association (the cops' union) disguste ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Orange County Superior Court judge Scott Steiner recused himself from corruption case after adultery exposed
Remember that weird-ass story last year involving Costa Mesa councilmember Jim Righeimer, a private dick who called 911 saying Riggy was DUI-ing after emerging from Skosh Monahan's, and Costa Mesa PD summarily forcing Riggy out of his house and giving him sobriety tests even though all he had to dri ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about a commenter to our original post being correct about the checkpoint location being in a minority neighborhood and stats from the police department.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 5, 6:09 A.M.: Sobriety checkpoints: they're not just for weekends and holidays any more. ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
It's a week worth of bite-size Orange County news and what it all taught us.FEB. 4: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange reveals on its website that it is accepting from parishoners new names for Crystal Cathedral through Feb. 20. Bishop Tod Brown's only requirement is that the new moniker be "C ... More >>
Update, Feb. 8 11:45 a.m: According to the Orange County Register, the city of Costa Mesa invited the DEA to raid medical marijuana dispensaries operating in the city as early as last October. In a story published yesterday and updated this morning, the Register says it has obtained an Oct. 26 le ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
Scenes from the civic dissolution of America's latest public-employee battleground
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyJeff TellerUPDATE, AUG. 18, 5:04 P.M.: If Nick Berardino's intention was to stir shit up around the Orange County Fairgrounds, he's officially succeeded. Now that the OC Fair is over, the focus has returned to the fate of the Orange County Fairgrounds--a now two-ye ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHuy Pham, in a photo brought to a candlelight vigil for himUPDATE, MAY 31, 8:16 A.M.: Costa Mesa's police chief, Steve Staveley isn't entirely convinced by the conclusions being made from the coroner reports that Huy Pham had cocaine in his system at the time of his ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyMayor Gary MonahanUPDATE, APRIL 18, 5:57 P.M.: After closing time on Saturday evening, someone sent a message to Costa Mesa's mayor, Gary Monahan at his place of business, Skosh Monahan's. The means of communication? A brick through the front window, with a note attached ... More >>
Skosh Monahan's Facebook pageNames might not hurt Costa Mesa mayor Gary Monahan, but having them attached to a brick and thrown through his front door probably will. At least, that was the case early Sunday morning, when it was projected into his bar, Skosh Monahan's.You'll undoubtedly hear more ... More >>
Dana: Fighting for his own free lunch and having fun!In the last 32 days of 2010, Dana Rohrabacher's congressional campaign committee raised $3,400 and his wife, Rhonda, took $5,387 from it for the family under the theory that she is her husband's campaign manager, according to the Federal Electi ... More >>
OCEASt. Patty's Day: not one of Mayor Monahan's better moments.Controversy goes a long way in stirring attention. Costa Mesa, the city that was once best known for being home to South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Fair, finds itself embroiled in a power struggle that has managed to grab natio ... More >>
Mayor Gary Monahan on St. Patty's Day. Was this photo a set-up?UPDATE, MARCH 21, 5:45 P.M.: The Weekly was able to speak with Nick Berardino while he was in a taxi on his way to catch a flight home from Sacramento. He had a good laugh about Mayor Gary Monahan's accusations of a union setup, ... More >>
It's bad enough that Costa Mesa and its divisive Mayor Alan Mansoor are getting beat up by their own hometown Daily Pilot columnists (here and here, not to mention that paper's own readers here and, oh, by one of its more distinguished residents here). But now they are getting national unwanted expo ... More >>
Mirna Burciaga takes on the Minutemen with tacos and pupusas at El Chinaco
As you can see in GO! to this blarney-stone encrusted timepiece's right, the Fenians are in town to provide the soundtrack to your St. Paddy's Day overindulgences. If that's too loud or too sold out or too bar-fight-leading-to-parole-violation worthy for you, you can see how much tolerance you have ... More >>
Is Costa Mesa being putsched to the right?
Gallaghers re-defines pub food
One vote for Skosh Monahan