Back in the glory days of newspaper journalism, the Los Angeles Times boased some 100 staffers in Orange County and the paper consistently beat the Orange County Register on its home turf. Then the industry imploded under the combined weight of Craigslist, rising paper costs, and online con ... More >>
Court documents released today show disgraced former officials in the tiny city of Bell talked of "pigs" and "hogs" when referring to the "salaries" they paid themselves, with a special snout out to the fattest piggy at the public trough, Huntington Beach resident and ex-city administrator Rober ... More >>
Good Ink for the Sheriff! Norberto Santana Jr. and Tony Saavedra at the Register today find that “a $2 billion effort to deport immigrants has little measurable effect on crime or illegal immigration” and that government agencies “often work at cross purposes.” To prove their point, Santana ... More >>
Will an upcoming LA Times profile unravel or bolster Mike Schroeders empire?
Here's the background: On Tuesday, Orange County DA spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder took the extraordinary step of sending an agencywide email that not only challenged the ethics of LA Times reporter Christine Hanley, but also urged county prosecutors to use "extreme caution" when dealing with her. ... More >>
If paper didn't screw up, why were letters to the editor altered?