The Orange County Register

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    More OC Register Problems: OC Metro Shuttered, Saddleback Problems, and...a Lobster Bake?

    The bad news just keeps coming for the Orange County Register, so much so that we gotta combine items now instead of pacing them out day by day. So on this day's edition of As the Kush Turns, we have the death of OC Metro, embarrassing proof that the Reg no longer has any institutional knowledge lef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    2014 Bob Dornan Scary OC Hall of Fame Inductee: Aaron Kushner!

    To coincide with our annual OC Scariest People issue, behold the 2014 entry into the Bob Dornan Scary OC Hall of fame...Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner! Has anyone in Orange County history ever had a more dramatic, sudden fall from grace than Aaron Kushner? A bit over two years ago, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Latest List of Layoffs at OC Register: UPDATE

    Updated throughout the day at the end of the post... ORIGINAL POST, Sept. 24, 11:01 A.M.: You know how they say that death comes in threes? There was the passing of comedy legends Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, and Eric the Actor this summer, and now comes the Orange County Register. On Friday, news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    OC Register Set to Sell Santa Ana Headquarters

    The Orange County Register is set to sell its Santa Ana headquarters to developer Mike Harrah, reports the Orange County Business Journal. The newspaper put the building on the market late last year, and the sale is expected to close in the coming days. As Kushner told his own newspaper when the bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

  • Food

    November 7, 2013

    El Pollo Norteño: Chicken Politicians

    [Hole In the Wall] This OC chain makes some of the best pollo asado around, bureaucrats be damned

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Long Beach Register Deletes Tweet Asking Readers Whether Vaccinating Kids is a "Good or Bad Idea"

    It's not even a week old, yet the Long Beach Register--the five-days-a-week effort by the Orange County Register to expand into the LBC--is already proving itself the joke it was destined to be. See, on Friday they tweeted out this question: "Hey, readers, What do you think of vaccinating children? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Orange County Register Wildfire Coverage Has a Huge Hole in It: Media Watchdog

    Orange County fire officials recently held a press conference to go over their strategies and, more importantly, warn the public about an ever-earlier fire season. The Orange County Register covered this, as it did Southern California's recent wildfires, but a media watchdog saw a huge hole in the c ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Teri Sforza, Investigative Reporter

    [Best Of 2012] The Orange County Register veteran's favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    50 Reasons Why Orange County is The Worst Effing Place in America

    It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Orange County Register Eyed by Publisher South of the Border

    ​Someone south of the border may buy the Orange County Register.Clean up in whichever aisles old coot heads just exploded in.That's south of the Orange County border, not the Mexican one.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2011

    [UPDATED with I.D.:] Il Jae Kim, OC Homicide No. 63: Found Dead in His Apartment

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 18, 9:49 A.M.: A man found murdered in his apartment in the 200 block of South Western Avenue, near West Del Monte Drive, in Anaheim has been identified as 80-year-old Il Jae Kim. "Officers entered the apartment and found Kim deceased from wounds believed to be suffered at the hands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    [UPDATED with Arraignment Continued:] Bobby Ray Rainwater Jr., OC Homicide No. 57: Body Found Outside His Mobile Home

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 7, 12:41 P.M.: 34-year-old Robert Eugene Vasquez is being held without bail as his defense attorney got his arraignment continued to Jan. 6 in the alleged special circumstances murder of his San Juan Capistrano mobile home park neighbor and the assault on a second man with a metal ob ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 25, 2011
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    July 14, 2011

    [GUILTY!] Eric Naposki's Verdict Shines Spotlight on Newport Beach Police Department Heroics

    OC Register media pool photoProsecutor Matt Murphy nabs another murderer​In most respects, today was a typical day in Orange County: Surfers hit Pacific Ocean waves under a cloudless sky. Shoppers crammed into South Coast Plaza. The notorious 55 freeway wrecked people's schedules. Excited tourists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Notes, Quotes, and Observations from Last Night's AirTalk with Larry Mantle Town Hall on Santa Ana Gentrification

    More than 100 people in attendance last night...​With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from last night's epic town hall on SanTana gentrification wars held by KPCC-FM 89.3's AirTalk with Larry Mantle. *More than 100 people attended la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Man Dies Over Fight Over Mexico Comment by PARATROOPER: No wonder most local (non hispanic) people are so anti Mexico/Mexicans. Need I say more?Comment by DAVIDSTHUBBINS: The Orange County Register's dream society is coming true before our eyes. What I don't understand, is why isn't the ... 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

    December 27, 2010

    The Top 2010 OC Story That Didn't Make the Register's Year-End List

    ​Veteran Orange County Register reporter Martin Wisckol has named his "Top 10" political events of 2010.It's a thorough list, except for one thing: it omitted arguably the top local political story of the year.Oops.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Orange Bits: Dusty Rhodes, Tenacious D, Jimmy Buffett

    Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy Buffett​Here's what we didn't write about this week in Orange County music news. Aside from perhaps Dusty Rhodes, much of the leftover news this week is about old guys. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    6 Great Non-Hockey Quotes From Retired Anaheim Ducks Captain Scott Niedermayer

    ​You really can't blame Anaheim Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer for hanging up his skates. What is there left to accomplish in hockey? He led Canada to the gold medal in the last Olympics and alongside his brother Rob helped Anaheim win its first Stanley Cup in 2006-07 (the franchise's first so fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    [UPDATED:] City of Orange to Spin Wheel of Hate, Consider Supporting Arizona and "Rule of Law" Status

    ​UPDATE: The Orange City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to declare itself a "rue the law," I mean, "rule of law" city, and to support Arizona SB 1070 and to shit on cities that are opposed to it. So there! It's getting so that it will be news if an Orange County city does vote to support Arizona' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher's Latest Jewel

    Drill Dana Drill​Reducing oil company offshore drilling will increase the number of offshore oil drill spills.--Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) expressing his logic this week to The Orange County Register's Dena Bunis in an article outlining efforts by California Democrat senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Here's a Switch: University Gives Out Baggies

    ​Time was, you hid your baggies from university officials. Or at least the RA's. But over at UC Irvine, campus officials have reportedly distributed 1,000 Ziploc bags to 225 mail stations used by students, faculty and staff. No, the top brass isn't warming up to those who are holding. Not on purpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    OC's Cannabis Planet Inspired by Weed-friendly OC Weekly

    In case you didn't already notice, yesterday, December 10, was a big day for the OC Weekly and weed. First of all there was our feature story, "Distant Karma" about Brotherhood of Eternal Love fugitive Brenice Lee Smith, the cover artwork of which prominently included the familiar green leaf. Then t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Das Ubergeek Now has a Blog!

    Southern California foodies for years have eagerly anticipated the Chowhound posts and blog comments of one Das Ubergeek, an anonymous, OC-located person whose food-writing chops are the best non-professional talents I've seen since the prose of one Elmo Monster. Das scooped, sang beauty, and covere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Anti-Immigrant Racist Group Will Protest at HB Pier This Saturday

     Last Saturday a bunch of anti-immigration activists from a group called gathered at the Huntington Beach pier to, in the group's own words, "inspire White people to take up its cause." They'd appeared there a few times in the past few months without incident, but this time were m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Bigger PR Nightmare: Henry Nicholas III or OC Register? connects the dots today between indicted Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas III, the Orange County Register's parent company and the "PR guy" for both of them: Sitrick & Co. does PR for Freedom Communications, Inc.Mike Sitrick is also the PR guy for Dr. Henry Nicholas III, the for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Water Agencies May Again Try To Wrangle Out of $204,000 Fine

    Clockwork told you in May about the San Diego region staff of the state's Regional Water Control Board recommending the South Orange County Wastewater Authority--which collects, treats, reuses and disposes of waste water for 10 South County agencies--and the South Coast Water District--an independen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Today's UC Irvine Rifle Incident Resolved Officially

    Great news at UCIUsing it's emergency text messaging system, UC Irvine officials alerted its students tonight just after 9 p.m. that today's scare over a potential rifleman on campus has been "resolved safely" after a suspect was located with an imitation gun.According to a team of six OC Register r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Navel Gazing: The Avis of Journalistic Blogs in the West

    Dear readers, prepare to withstand some navel gazing about Navel Gazing, the OC Weekly staff news blog: It has won second-place honors from Best of the West, which was founded in 1987 to promote freedom of information and reward journalistic excellence, mainly through its contest for newspapers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Late Coachella Sets = Big Time Fines?

    Here's something interesting from the OC Register's Soundcheck blog via Palm Springs local news station KESQ: Apparently, Coachella promoters Goldenvoice are liable to be fined $1,000 PER MINUTE for every minute sets went past midnight this past weekend. Yipes.Sure, there's a reason why shows, espec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 29

    Orange County Register: Anaheim police want to question two men shown in an Angel Stadium surveillance video in the opening day assault death of Brian Powers, 27, of Buena Park. That's right, sports fans, they're even watching you in the cheap seats. . . . A man who was arrested at Disneyland l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 24

    Orange County Register: Remember that recent lawsuit brought by the Newport Beach cop who claimed to have been passed over for promotions amid rumors and derogatory comments he was gay? Moxley has been blogging all about it. Anyhoo, Buena Park police officer Pedro Monte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Funniest Line of This Young Millennium!

    From yesterday's ordination of pedo-priest-protector Cirilo Flores as the latest auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange (of which we'll have more on Monday). Uttered by head Bishop Tod D. Brown, per the Orange County Register, a joke so hilarious it deserves bolding, italics, and underlining:"Bis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 11

    Orange County Register: Former Rams kicker Tony Zendejas was found not guilty of raping and sodomizing a woman in a hotel room after allegedly drugging her at his San Dimas restaurant. . . . OC Watchdog has the scoop on Orange County's 14 lawmakers in the State Legislature receiving nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVI

    This weekend found OCW's Le Receptionist, Leslie Agan, at the opening night of Phantom of The Opera at OCPAC. While our oh-so-fabulous Music Editor Dave Segal was at Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa catching the diverse and excellent Steve "aDJective" Fisch. As usual, Managing Editor Rich Kane spent Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Wake Up and Suck the Orange 1.31.08

    POORMAN SUES KDOC: LA Times - Dana Parsons covers the Poorman with typical dollops of smarminess. No genital warts mentioned whatsoever. I'd wax moronic but Luke Y. Thompson already covered this like a month ago (Exit Poorman, Feb. 3). So will he be a Richman? Do fiddlers play on roofs? DEBBIE #1 G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Marty Smith returns to Orange Coast Magazine

    After eight years with Los Angeles Times Magazine (where he's currently a senior editor), Martin Smith is heading back to OC to be editor-in-chief of Orange Coast Magazine. In a past life, Smith was staff writer and columnist for The Orange County Register. He went on to edit Orange Coast from 199 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Gracias, LA Times; OC Register--Slag Off!

    Today, the Los Angeles Times reports on how Huntington Beach police will no longer plant evidence as a training exercise. Reporter H.G. Reza doesn't pretend to have broken the story--no, he credits nosotros with having first reported the story, not the self-aggrandizing Orange County Register (read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Register One Step From Layoffs

    To prevent layoffs on the heels of a sharp decline in advertising revenue, Freedom Communications--the parent company of The Orange County Register--today offered voluntary severance packages to employees, according to sources. "If not enough people opt out, then there will be layoffs," a veteran o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    The Anti-Immigrant All-Stars--Live!

    If you're not doing anything today, drive down to San Diego, where Fullerton Republican Congressman Ed Royce will chair hearings on the illegal-alien menace. Scheduled to appear, according to the Orange County Register, will be our Anti-Immigrant All-Stars, the folks (of all ethnicities, as they lov ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 13, 2005
  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Columns

    March 13, 2003
  • Features

    January 2, 2003
  • Columns

    April 4, 2002
  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Success Through Snacking

    A Weekly program of glop, gunk and raising Iqs in county schools

  • Columns

    December 9, 1999
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