The Army National Guard

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Santa Ana Residents Unite Against Proposed Homeless Shelter

    In late June, Dora Lopez received a flier in the mail from the city of Santa Ana, letting her know the county government was considering putting a homeless shelter in an industrial area less than a mile from her home. Lopez figured officials were seeking "opinions" as "a first step" toward deciding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Smaller Boats Join Container Ships in Being Scanned for Radiation at Port of Long Beach

    Don't know whether to feel safer that boats and ships coming into the Port of Long Beach are being screened for radiation or alarmed because I had not known it was a threat. Large container ships are already scanned as part of a separate screening process, but the new "Maritime Chokepoint Operation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Jennifer Larsen, Formerly of Hustler and Porn Site Digital Playground, Commits Suicide

    A former public relations and marketing executive with porn star site Digital Underground took her own life Sunday via a gunshot wound to the head, the Orange County Coroner has confirmed. That means Orange County mom Jennifer Larsen, who once worked as a talent coordinator for Hustler founder Larry ... More >>

  • Film

    February 10, 2012

    'Return' to the Home Front

    Back from war, a mom and wife fights the consequences

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    [UPDATED with $5,000 Reward Paid:] Itzcoatl Ocampo, Troubled Former Marine, Accused Orange County Serial Killer

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 25, 10:58 A.M.: Before the arrest of Itzcoatl Ocampo, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a serial killer preying on homeless men. Union president Tom Dominguez is scheduled to hand Donny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Homeless Veterans Need Your Help

    ​Telling you about the National Guard armories that opened last night and will open tomorrow night to provide winter shelter for the homeless, we mentioned the nonprofit running the program for the county was in need of various clothing, grooming and food items. That group is not alone. A charity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Lt. Dan Choi Not Celebrating Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    ​With the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, you'd think the leading opponent of the policy prohibiting gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military would be celebrating.But Tustin's Dan Choi, the Army National Guard lieutenant who was discharged from his upper New York state unit in 2010 for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Local Emergency Declared in Soggy OC

    ​Update, December 21, 10:59 a.m.: The county just announced that as a result of the local emergency proclamation issued due to the weather, two emergency shelters will now be open 24/7. They are the National Guard armories at 612 E. Warner Ave., Santa Ana, and 400 S. Brookhurst Rd., Fullerton. Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Dan Choi: The Gay OC Soldier Who Won't Quit

    Choi: I'm baaaaack!​Dan Choi just won't give up.The 29-year-old, irrepressible Orange County resident is refusing to allow his homosexuality to block him from military service even though the Iraq War veteran was booted out of the Army National Guard in July under the Pentagon's ridiculous "don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: 200 National Guard Troops Along California-Mexico BorderComment by HBFOREVER: now deploy another couple hundred National Guard into Santa Ana and clean up that mess! you have to dispose of the garbage that is already here in addition to keeping more trash from coming in! Comment by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Army Lt. Dan Choi is Discharged

    ​Army Lieutenant, Westpoint grad, Arabic translator, Tustin native and gay activist Dan Choi received notice that he's been honorably discharged from the Army National Guard under "Don't Ask Don't Tell."The Iraq war veteran, who came out more than a year ago on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Move Over, Orly: Dan Choi Subpoenas Obama

    ​Lt. Dan Choi wants to drag President Obama into court.But the Tustin High grad, out Army officer and gay activist is not challenging the Kenyan's place of birth with his subpoena. (Sorry, Orly.) Facing the music in the case we wrote about here, when Choi was arrested for chaining himself to a Whi ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Badlands: From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border

    Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Operation Rohrabacher: A Plan To Finally Secure The Border

    Gen. Rohrabacher: Movies are a fine way to learn military tactics​Recent news reports say Orange County Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is co-sponsoring federal legislation that orders 3,000 National Guard troops "to secure" the U.S.-Mexico border.We should all take Rohrabacher's plan seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Headline: Police Find Family Wounded on DrivewayComment by brett323: A latino between short and shorter dressed like a gangster in Anaheim...that just desccribed 99 percent of the city.Comment by dave 41: send them all backComment by anaheimguy: Bring in the National Guard, ICE, and other releva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Do Tell! Lt. Dan Choi Back on Active Duty

    Lt. Dan Choi​Several websites are reporting that out U.S. Army National Guard Lieutenant Dan Choi of Tustin has been called back to active duty.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Santa Ana Police to be Honored by a Biden

    TheWhiteHouse.govDr. Jill Biden is scheduled to honor the Santa Ana Police Department and 14 other employers.​Santa Ana Police Department honorees will be praised in Washington, D.C., by a Biden.But it won't be Joe Biden.It'll be the vice president's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who will do the honors, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Get Your War On Today at Los Alamitos or This Weekend at Seal Beach

    Maj. Gen. John S. Harrel​If you can make it there in less than half as hour, you can still catch the 11 a.m. Commanding General Change of Command ceremony at the Joint Forces Training Base, 11200 Lexington Ave., Los Alamitos.Major General John S. Harrel, commanding general of the California Army N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Santa Ana, Police Feted for Getting Their War On

    Parked on Civic Center?If you're scooting past Santa Ana police headquarters Thursday afternoon and notice a large contingency of uniformed members of the Armed Services, worry not. That portion of Downtown Santa Ana has not been declared a war zone. Yet.Nor is it a green zone signifying safety from ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008
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    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Orange County's Original Minutemen

    I get two kinds of reactions whenever I state Orange County is the Mexican-hating capital of America: knowing nods or protestations saying another domain is worse. Never any debate, though, about the Mexican-hating essence of us. I make the case for this dishonor in my book, and I keep digging up mo ... More >>

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    O Say Can You . . . What?

    Home of the Brave is not what Francis Scott Key had in mind

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Think for Yourselves, Young Folks, so Long as You Think Like Me

    You know what's funny? We ask our young adults to throw themselves into the youth versions of established adult institutions—your governmental bodies, your newspapers, etc.—but when the kids dare express dissent or themselves in a way that rubs the ruling class the wrong way, the adult o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2006

    Chuck DeVore on Hemp

    Last week there was a rumor goin' round that Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and a Republican, was co-author of a bill to legalize industrial hemp. Not only that, but he was doing so with none other than Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the ope ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 1, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'The love that dare not speak its name except through the barrel of a gun'

  • Columns

    May 18, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    May 10 - May 16

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2006

    Bordering on Nonsense

    For those of you sensible enough to avoid watching President Bush's twenty minute attempt to distract the public from his other problems and shore up his sinking poll numbers address on immigration last night, the relentlessly evenhanded Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly (by way of Irvine) has ne ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 11, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Cinco De Me! Of meat and mariachis, Vidal Sassoon, and (ladies and gentlemen) Arnold Schwarzenegger!

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    The Historical Record

    Jim Washburn DJs New Orleans back to life

  • Columns

    September 8, 2005

    Thank God for That Tax Cut!

    Its hard to celebrate 10 years of the Weekly when youre busy hating the president

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Who Dunn It?

    Activists call on Garden Grove legislator to broaden spying probe

  • Columns

    December 30, 2004

    Call Me Irresponsible

    Yes, Its Undeniably True

  • Columns

    November 4, 2004

    Party Like Its 1992!

    And suck it, Hugh Hewitt!

  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks

    Why youd have to be a freaking idiot to vote for this guy

  • Culture

    September 30, 2004

    A Walk on the Not So Wild Side

    Rude Guerrillas annoy when they should be entertaining

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Bring Us Your Torturers Yearning to Breathe Free

    U.S. Plans to Boot OCs Thi Dinh Bui. How about the rest?

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Empire Falls

    Chalmers Johnson on why things that cant go on forever dont

  • Columns

    February 19, 2004
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    November 20, 2003
  • News

    November 21, 2002
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    August 29, 2002

    Our Man in San Salvador

    Notorious generals U.S. ties ran through an ex-OC cop

  • News

    August 1, 2002
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    April 11, 2002

    'Jesus, Remeber Me?'

    Homeless kids spend Good Friday in shadow of Santa Anas Glamour Slammer

  • Columns

    October 18, 2001
  • News

    August 2, 2001


    Weirdpolitick at the OC Fair

  • Culture

    January 25, 2001

    A Charge Card to Keep

    The overgrown frat boy youll now call Mr. President

  • Columns

    August 26, 1999

    That 70s Week

    White-trash fever heats up as the millennium approaches

  • Columns

    February 4, 1999
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