[Best Of 2012] The Orange County Register veteran's favorite things about Orange County
That was my assumption about the queen of the Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) when I just opened up the Orange County Register home page.See what I mean on the next page . . .
If only Ed Norton worked in Orange County instead of the Big Apple. Bus driver Ralph Cramden's sewer-toiling sidekick on The Honeymooners would have a good chance of earning more than $100,000 a year were he climbing down into Orange County's depths today. A newspaper investigation discovered tha ... More >>
Yesterday, I blogged about a group of Laguna Woods seniors who formed their own medical marijuana collective. They're just a bunch of regular folks who, in complete defiance of ageist stereotypes, are now happily hitting the bong courtesy of cannabis grown at a pair of secret greenhouses.The reas ... More >>
UPDATE: All seating for tonight's event is GONE; there is a waiting list, but the better bet is to show up and stand in the aisles to listen. Show up early--doors open at 6 p.m.Also, there are one-and-a-half replacements. Taking the place of Downtown Inc. is SanTana councilmember Busty Bustamante ... More >>
A cockpit alarm prevented a collision between a small aircraft and an Airbus 319 jetliner in the skies above John Wayne Airport (JWA) this past September.Later, on the FAA's Aviation Safety Reporting System log, the Airbus 319 pilot predicted that the mix of large jets and light aircraft at JWA " ... More >>
Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>
SECOND UPDATE: Benny Hinn, End-Times Cultist? Click here for the details. UPDATE: Hinn's new message to followers: I am not having an affair and send me $2 million. (details at end of post) . . .Televangelist Benny Hinn, who resides behind gates in Dana Point and has a church and television studi ... More >>
The folks over at The Orange County Register's OC Watchdog team submitted just four of their journalist accomplishments to a California Newspaper Publishers Association public service contest and deservedly won first place.Those stories included revelations about:
The Orange County Register's Teri Sforza has a fascinating post today that answers the question "Will California be frozen out of Obama's nuclear future?" this way: definitely yes in the short term, possibly no in the long term.
Their numbers have dwindled. Their pay has been cut. They're often strapped with bean-counter goals devoid of editorial meaning. For years, they were forced to work in the same building as Gordon Dillow, and they've constantly watched their corporate bosses invent new ways to lose bundles of prec ... More >>
Sorry for not noticing this earlier: in November, Orange County Register reporter Teri Sforza wrote a puzzling post on the Reg's OC Watchdog blog noting that the Catholic Diocese of Orange had nicely recovered from all the payouts courts forced them to give to the victims of its rapin' employees ove ... More >>
Jake Wager picked up the daily newspaper that Aug. 16 Saturday morning and could not believe what he read. The owners of the Plaza Court Apartments in Stanton agreed to dish out $618,000 to settle a fair housing lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Fair ... More >>
Fatal Femmes! In the July 30 issue of Time, Sean Gregory reports on the Fatal Femmes Fighting Championship for all-female mixed-martial arts caged combat. Need I say more? Well, okay. In an enjoyable read based on the event in a Compton casino earlier this month, Gregory describes the brutality and ... More >>
The Boy Monk lets Kusho off easy
John Moorlach re-fights Measure H