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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Back from war, a mom and wife fights the consequences
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
Gen. Rohrabacher: Movies are a fine way to learn military tacticsRecent 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 >>
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 >>
Lt. Dan ChoiSeveral websites are reporting that out U.S. Army National Guard Lieutenant Dan Choi of Tustin has been called back to active duty.
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 >>
Maj. Gen. John S. HarrelIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Home of the Brave is not what Francis Scott Key had in mind
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 >>
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 >>
'The love that dare not speak its name except through the barrel of a gun'
May 10 - May 16
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 >>
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