Steven Greenhut

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    OC Firefighters' $234k in Total Compensation is a Long Way from Destitution: Union Watchdog

    As a cub reporter back in the Stone Age, the first time I covered teacher strike talks a union official decried the "paltry" salaries the school district paid new instructors--with nary a hint over how much more they earned than I did. This has been repeated throughout my career, often accompanied b ... More >>

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    July 15, 2012

    California Liberals Are Killing Food Truck Businesses, Says Steven Greenhut

    Steven Greenhut, the onetime editorial writer at The Orange County Register and a man loathed by public employee union bosses, and state Senator Lou Correa recently met with 12 food truck owners who claim Santa Ana police and California tax officials are harassing their businesses.According to Green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Will Swaim Joins Steven Greenhut To Expose Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse

    Can two past journalism enemies join together in common cause?The answer is yes based on the relatively new union between Will Swaim, OC Weekly's founding editor, and Steven Greenhut, the longtime lead editorial writer and columnist for crosstown rival Orange County Register.Greenhut is nowadays vic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Eric Dondero, Now Blasting Ex-Boss Ron Paul, Used to Beat Up the Register's Steven Greenhut

    ​Ron Paul's former aide Eric Dondero blogged over the holiday weekend that his former boss was anti-Israel, isolationist on foreign policy, uncomfortable around homosexuals and out of touch with black and Hispanic cultures. Naturally, that kicked up a shitstorm as Paul continues to poll well in ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Steven Greenhut Left The Orange County Register for Sacramento, But His Poison Pen Still Stings Jim Silva

    ​The Orange County Register's longtime columnist and senior editor Steven Greenhut left the Santa Ana daily in 2009 to open a Sacramento news bureau for the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market, individual liberty think tank based in San Francisco. But it's obvious he misses Orange County, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Happy 10-10-10 to you.​Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2010

    Death and Taxes

    [Moxley Confidential] While the public wasn't listening to Steven Greenhut, the certainties of life changed

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Are CA Police Fear-Mongering?

    ​Even 388 miles away, Steven Greenhut can't help but piss off Orange County law enforcement. Greenhut--who used to work full time for the OC Register but now supplies guest editorials from his Sacramento perch--recently blasted cops in California for claiming that continual increases in polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    High Speed Train May Demolish Buena Park Homes Designed to Be Near Trains

    California High Speed Rail AuthorityIf only the new train had only to contend with windmills...​Sunday's Los Angeles Times carried a piece that largely rehashed a few low-boiling controversies about the planned high speed train line that, when eventually completed, will connect Anaheim and San Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Should Taxpayers Pay Cops Extra For Not Eating Donuts?

    Can we pay you extra to smile too?​Huntington Beach has at least a $4 million budget shortfall and Annie Burris at the OC Register reported today that city officials are thinking about ending a little-known special perk for the city's cops: an extra 60 hours of paid vacation each year if they aren ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Ex-Weekly Reporter Lands Sacramento Investigative Gig

    Pignataro​Ex-OC Weekly investigative reporter Anthony Pignataro has joined the staff of the new Sacramento-based which launched its website yesterday.Controlled by ex-Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut on behalf of a libertarian-leaning California think tank, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    AD 72 Race Get Racier over Weekend

    Mikey​Rounding up the recent developments in the race to replace Mike "The Dripper" Duvall:-- Linda Ackerman's campaign has dropped a press release announcing that the OC GOP is reprimanding Chris Norby for campaign ethics violations. Norby himself filed his own ethics complaint against Ackerman, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    OC Register's Steven Greenhut To Take On Sacramento

    A headache for liberals soon arrives in Sacramento ​Earlier today, Art Pedroza at OrangeJuiceBlog reported that Steven Greenhut, the longtime senior editorial writer and columnist at The Orange County Register, has accepted a job in Sacramento. Though he didn't have the details, Pedroza was right. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Greenhut Blasts Sheriff, Union Boss Over Alleged Deputy Lies Under Oath

    Steven GreenhutIn tomorrow's edition of, Steven Greenhut writes a column, "Breaking the Code of Silence," that ridicules what the senior Orange County Register editorial writer sees as a continued lack of ethics and decency at the sheriff's department. At issue, according to Greenhu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Greenhut Praises Moxley, Blasts Carona's Disappeared Defenders

    While wondering where all the defenders of convicted and soon-to-be imprisoned ex-sheriff Mike Carona are now, Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut drops a couple shout outs to the coverage by the Weekly's R. Scott Moxley, the lone reporter uncovering the former top Orange County lawman's misde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2009

    OC Author Celebrated By NY TImes!

    William Lobdell, the voice you regularly hear discussing Orange County issues with Steven Greenhut of the Register and our very own Gustavo Arellano on KPCC-FM, won a positive review of his book in today's New York Times. "There are many great books about finding God," according to reviewer Mark Op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Jessica's Law Was Unraveling Before Santa Ana Court Ruling

    A ruling by the state Fourth District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana on Wednesday may represent the largest crack to date in Jessica's Law, the voter initiative Prop. 83 of 2006 that forbade sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or a park. Stress fractures had been evident several mo ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008

    William Lobdell--Gone :-(

    As noted below by Scott, William Lobdell has left the Los Angeles Times. And, as Scott noted, Lobdell was no ordinary reporter--the man was a multiple-award-winning titan, one of the best religion reporters ever to grace American newspapers, and definitely the best in covering the Gospel Swamp that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2008

    The Reg-O-Meter©: Interpreting Terry Horne's Tuesday reader letter

    Interpreting Register publisher Terry Horne’s Page 2 Tuesday letter to Reg readers, the same day the paper introduced a new slimmed-down format—all pages reduced by a one-inch width to save on the cost of newsprint. (You can just call it shrinkage.) Warning: Horne uses the word “exciting” ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Register, Times Slam Santa Ana Good--And a Challenge

    If there's one thing that Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut hates more than Sheriff Mike Carona, it's city-controlled urban planning, and he ripped SanTana officials a new one and then some yesterday in a piece blasting the city's much-ballyhooed Renaissance Specific Plan. Prop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Horny Priests and Eskimo kids

    $50 million Eskimo Pie: Because its priests and missionaries sexually abused 110 Eskimo children from 1961 to 1987, the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church has almost finalized a deal to pay $50 million to the victims, William Lobdell and Stuart Silverstein report in today’s LA Times. But ... More >>

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    October 21, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Pipe Bomb Rocks Long Beach

    Bud Light No More, You Pick Again: My-Thuan Tran reports this morning that the “Starbucks generation” of Vietnamese Americans “couldn’t stand dingy” Little Saigon restaurants and is building “stylish and spotless . . . swank” restaurants in response. Bao Tran, 34, quit a job in insuran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007

    Bishop Brown Still Doesn't Get It

    Pick up this newspaper this Thursday, when this reporter will have a more in-depth take on the Orange diocese's settling four more sex-abuse cases for about $7 million. In the meanwhile, allow your humble servant to rail about the latest foot-in-mouth case of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Today, Asso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Target Practice on the 55?

    Dana’s Idea of Sacrifice: Ex-Dana Rohrabacher aide Erik Prince and other Blackwater USA corporate officials have been dodging congressional questions about their private army’s alleged corruption, including killing innocent, unarmed Iraqi citizens. Mainstream news accounts thoroughly detail the ... More >>

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    September 30, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: OC Inspired Space Travel?

    California's Police State: Imagine you are a suspect and the police take your entire statement out of context by secretly recording only snippets that seem to incriminate you in a crime. Can’t happen? Think again. California police officers have won the right to selectively tape you. It’s the Ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Calling Nurse Ratched

    UCI Cluster Fuck: News emerged today that Michael J. Schroeder, OC GOP heavyweight, participated with a group of 20 fellow Republicans to pressure the UCI Chancellor from hiring liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the university's first law school. Michael V. Drake offered the job to Chemer ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker is back!

    Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require v ... More >>

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    July 22, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    'Biggest racist ever' back on Anaheim school board: Last week, the Anaheim Union School District appointed Harald Martin to an open board seat created by the death of Denise Mansfield-Reinking. I managed to obtain the board's top-secret qualifications checklist for Martin: Racist, check. Uneducated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    What is Really Happening in the Bus Strike?

    Chris Prevatt at has an interesting post today on the bus-driver strike. Prevatt slams Matt Cunningham at the conservative OCblog and the Register's Steven Greenhut for allegedly misrepresenting the facts of the strike. Writes Prevatt, "At a minimum, [Greenhut's] claims are framed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    Civilian Review of Sheriff Passes 5-0

    Steven Greenhut at the Register's Orange Punch Liberty Blog attended today's Board of Supervisors meeting and reports that Sheriff Mike Carona lost his bid to kill the concept of a civilian review panel. Thanks to a surprising last-minute switch by Supervisor Bill Campbell, the vote was 5-0, accor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2007

    Key OC Republicans Back Civilian Oversight of Sheriff

    Steven Greenhut over at The Orange County Register's Orange Punch blog recently reported more bad news for Sheriff Mike Carona. Key members of the powerful Republican Lincoln Club announced last week they believe it's time to form a civilian review panel over the sheriff's department, says Greenhu ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Cop Land

    Pressure mounts for civilian oversight

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Cop Land

    Longtime courthouse observers can't remember the last time an Orange County jury convicted a police officer of abusing his power. It's not that abuse doesn't periodically occur. Several months ago, I watched the trial of an Irvine cop who got an erection and ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna ... More >>

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    June 25, 2006

    Irvine Wants Communist $$$ for the Great Park?

    The controversy surrounding Irvine's new "Sister City" relationship with Communist officials in Shanghai and the bizarre snub of democratic Taiwan began with numerous "irregularies," including breaches of protocol, "odd" outside influences and possible "deliberate deception," according to a June 21 ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Facts and Feces

    Rewrite history with the Register! Its fun!

  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005

    Chuck Not Amuck

    Register ignores Assemblyman DeVores payola scandal, trashes Nativo for his four years later

  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Northern Exposure

    By trashing Spitzer, Register protects GOP, Catholic Church

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Sexual Reeling

    How the Register blew the Orange Diocese sex-abuse story

  • Columns

    May 6, 2004
  • News

    April 15, 2004

    The Junk in Our Trunk

    The Register misreads science in order to score political points

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Stonewall Rackauckas

    Judge orders DA to end secrecy over $5 million consulting deal

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    The Wars Most Unusual Casualty

    Registers relationship with Fox News anchor dead in fight over Iraqi war coverage

  • Columns

    March 6, 2003
  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Segregations Last Best Defender

    Trent Lott is gone, but the right still has Reg columnist Steven Greenhut

  • Columns

    January 30, 2003
  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Bill Simon's Queer Principles

    The self-described courageous GOP gubernatorial candidate wants gays to keep quiet while they give him money and votes

  • Columns

    August 15, 2002
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    June 14, 2001
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    May 20, 1999

    Sympathy for the Devil

    The Register's upside-down campaign for sprawl

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