A Cypress man has been reunited with his four-year-old son, four years after his former wife allegedly abducted the boy and took him back to her native Zambia. Following custody proceedings in the Netherlands Wednesday, John Cotton Sr. flew home to California with his boy, according to the Orange C ... More >>
Orange County advocates for a baby who was callously taken away from his parents in Sacramento thanks to Child Protective Services (CPS) up there are holding a rally right now in Orange to demand a criminal investigation into CPS workers in Palmdale returning a second boy to his mother who is now ac ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about a legislative panel approving a request to audit Child Protective Services agencies across the state, without specifying which ones.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 8:58 A.M.: The attorney and client who last month accused Orange County Social Services Agency's Chi ... More >>
According to Navel Gazing readers, who are never wrong about anything, Octomom Nadya Suleman has moved to Orange.Hey, La Habra, orange you glad I didn't say La Habra?
A lead attorney in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse case that broke in Los Angeles last year has turned his attention to the Orange County Social Services Agency. Brian Claypool accuses the agency's Child Protective Services (CPS) workers of "aiding and abetting the commission of child ab ... More >>
A Santa Ana foster dad is reportedly accused of raping and sodomizing two girls brought under his and his wife's care that they later adopted. Police say they have photos and video evidence of the abuse, which began when one of the girls, now 15, was 9. A videotape allegedly shows 66-year-old Felipe ... More >>
A jury earlier this month convicted a middle school math teacher for failing to report the possible sexual assault of an 11-year-old student. Despite the Orange County District Attorney's office seeking 30 days in jail, three years of probation and 80 hours of community service for Gail Foley, 58, o ... More >>
Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend signed a bill championed by the LGBT community that make California the first state to outlaw therapy to "pray the gay away." "We're grateful to Governor Brown for standing with California's children," reads a statement from Chad Griffin, president of the Human ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Your neighbor's hitting her kid? That's not 'Hey, You' material . . .
Ah, the things that come out of Octomom Nadya Suleman's reconstructed mouth.Having recently portrayed herself as mother of the year for having the gumption to get herself off welfare by stripping and making a self-love porno, La Habra's unemployed single mother of 14 is now outing a co-conspirator i ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Wealthy mother Anna D. Steiner, who complained about the poisoning of her children, finds herself in a police-state nightmare
UPDATE, FEB. 29, 11:48 A.M.: Facing the Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, an employee union official said there are actually two government buildings workers want closed due to fears the air inside makes them sick.Fortunately, movers would not have to go far as the buildings are next to ... More >>
A jury ruled against an Irvine couple who sued the County of Orange after being placed on the state's child abuse registry for punishing their adopted daughter by cutting her hair.George and Betty McFetridge had sought $28,000 to cover the cost of sending the teenager to a residential program and ... More >>
A Fullerton woman is spending nine months in jail, serving five years of probation and paying $118,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to having received that much in public assistance while falsely claiming she was divorced and not financially supported by her husband, a Los Angeles Airport ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
Despite Orange County Child Services petitioning a judge to order Alberto Callaspo to pay $11,498 in monthly child support, the Angels third baseman is reportedly denying the 4-year-old boy at the center of the case is his.The 28-year-old player whose full name is Alberto Jose Callaspo Brito req ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 11:52 A.M.: You might assume--wrongly, it turns out--that lying to a juvenile court commissioner so a woman's two daughters would be taken away from her for years would cost two County of Orange social workers their jobs. Even if you didn't believe those workers lied after the f ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Appeals court rejects decision to give custody of an infant to a 10th grader
TMZUpdate, Jan. 20, 4:33 p.m.: The lawyer for Octomom Nadya Suleman of La Habra released a statement that says her fetish video is "disgusting," was filmed as a "joke," she was "tricked" into doing it, and she "regrets her actions.""I personally had nothing to do with it and find it disgusting, ... More >>
Danger! Danger!An Aliso Viejo mom claims law enforcement officers threatened to sic social services on her for endangering her children. Her crime? Allowing her oldest kids--ages 6, 7 and 9--to play just outside her town home, which is in a gated complex.
Spirited Orange County union and Democratic Party officials gathered this morning outside the county's Hall of Administration to protest the Board of Supervisors' firing of more than 200 Social Service Agency employees as one way to address massive budget woes. With a backdrop of placard-waving seni ... More >>
Condolences to the Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2076 and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Together they organized a media stunt at noon today outside the Orange County Hall of Administration.Eligibility w ... More >>
Hot off the presses -- do they still have presses? -- from Local 2076 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO in Anaheim:County workers and residents will rally Tuesday to express outrage at County officials' plans to slash Social Services at the time th ... More >>
I devote a couple of pages of my Orange County: A Personal History (book signing Sept. 18 at the Yost!) to the Huntington Beach-based California Coalition for Immigration Reform, the single group most responsible for fanning the anti-Mexican flames in the United States over the past 15 years. One cr ... More >>
Today, officials at Mater Dei High School sent out a two-page memo to alumni regarding the recent settlement involving the Catholic Diocese of Orange and four young women who claim they were abused by diocesan lay employees during the 1990s. Two of the perpetrators-- Jeff Andrade and Larry Stukenhol ... More >>
Here's rice in your eye!
Raven, 5, has lived among rats and rotting trash but loves her delusional father
County officials tell a mother they can help her troubled kidbut only after he kills her
'He is smart enough to realize if he didnt get out then, he may have awoken a fortysomething with crazy-colored hair and a tattoo of dragons circle jerking'
County tells man to leave his wifeor lose his kids
Did County inaction help murder a five-year-old girl?
Proposition 187 still sickens immigrants