Todd Spitzer

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Toll Road Fines WILL BE Waived All Summer: Update

    See the update at the end of this post on the operator of the tolls roads agreeing to waive fines to first-time offenders through Labor Day. Remember how closing Orange County toll-road booths was going to increase efficiency? ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 23, 11:55 A.M.: More than 15,000 violations a day ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2014

    Is the DA's Office Race a One-Man Show?

    [Moxley Confidential] Plus, Costa Mesa's cop-conspiracy case is on pause

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    OC Supervisors Won't Appeal Saddle Crest Lawsuit

    At the beginning of the week, there was a possibility that the Orange County Board of Supervisors would appeal Superior Court Judge Steven L. Perks surprising decision he made back in July to overturn the Saddle Crest housing development in Trabuco Canyon. The land, near Cook's Corner, would see 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Nicolas Cendoya, Rescued Hiker, Has More Woes Than Meth Count: Injured Searcher Seeks Help Defraying $350k Hospital Bill

    Despite the urging of county Supervisor Todd Spitzer, the Board of Supervisors decided against charging teen hikers in Trabuco Canyon for $160,000 in rescue costs--although the board did agree Tuesday to seek state legislation that would allow passing future rescue costs on to reckless victims.But S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Trabuco Canyon Rescue Cost County $160,000

    You asked and the County of Orange answered: this cost to search for and pluck two young adults out of rugged Trabuco Canyon terrain last month was more than $160,000."Why do I have to pay for someone's negligence?" reacted county Supervisor Todd Spitzer of the figures released Tuesday by the Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Todd Spitzer Calls For "Thorough" OC Judicial Sex Probe Investigation

    Newly-elected Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has requested that the county's Office of Independent Review (OIR) monitor a probe into whether a superior court judge committed any crimes involving a possible quid pro quo sexual affair."I want to make sure that the investigation is thorough," Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Todd Spitzer Postpones Violence Forum in Wake of Chris Dorner and Ali Syed Murders

    I began the second-to-the-last update on the Feb. 19 freeway shooting rampage by mentioning Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer had hijacked an afternoon press conference by law enforcement. As a Los Angeles television station was cutting away from the live coverage because of this unwelcome intru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Like Cocktails, the Messages in Winter Holiday DUI Death, Wreck and Arrest Data are Mixed

    The good news from the winter holiday anti-DUI enforcement period in Orange County is there were no impaired driving related fatalities during that time. The bad news is more suspected drunk or drugged drivers were arrested than the year before. Better those 971 folks (compared with 836 the year bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    OC Weekly 2012 Election Guide: South Orange County Community College District

    There are three South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees seats to be filled in the Nov. 6 election, but most heat is being emitted from the lone race without an incumbent. The winner for Trustee Area 7, which covers Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Marga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    KFI's Bill Handel Is Coming To OC For Todd Spitzer's Campaign

    You've got to give Todd Spitzer points for determination.The notoriously chatty Orange County supervisor candidate has done the impossible.He's found someone who may love to talk and talk and talk and talk more than he does: KFI's Bill Handel.And the unstoppable Spitzer bandwagon is bringing Handel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Todd Spitzer and Asian Massage Parlors Have What in Common?

    When you hear of a "grand opening" you might think of an Asian massage parlor ad, but once and future Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer is taking back the phrase if only for one day.Spitzer will celebrate the "grand opening" of his new campaign headquarters tomorrow afternoon.And how do we know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2012

    Todd Spitzer To Give Keynote Speech At Chapman University Law Event

    ​If you've never had the chance to hear Todd Spitzer give a speech, you can wipe that accomplishment off your bucket list later this month.Spitzer, the former high-ranking prosecutor and Republican state Assemblyman who will soon return to his old post as a county supervisor, is scheduled to give ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Todd Spitzer Prosecutes DA Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder in Titlegate!

    Detective Spitzer​It turns out that even though he's no longer an assistant district attorney, Todd Spitzer still has insatiable prosecutorial instincts, and his current suspect is none other than an old, bitter nemesis from the Orange County district attorney's office: Susan Kang Schroeder.In an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    [UPDATED with Locks Stay:] John Williams Told to Stay Away from Public Administrator Office He Was Forced Out Of

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 30, 3:54 P.M.: Orange County Superior Court Judge William Monroe today denied former public administrator John Williams' request for a temporary restraining order aimed at getting him back into his county office.In other words, the locks that were changed after Williams left his offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Deborah Pauly's Political Play of the Week! Somebody Please Treat Todd Spitzer's Wound

    ​Given her rich history of alienating people, it wasn't necessarily surprising that this week three of Deborah Pauly's Villa Park city council members endorsed Todd Spitzer, her opponent in a race for Orange County supervisor.Pauly has managed in recent years to offend liberals, conservatives, Dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Deborah Pauly "Filling Big Hole" DeVore Left, Having Three-Way with Candidates Spitzer and Bucher

    ​When Republican former assemblyman Chuck DeVore announced Friday he was moving to Texas and not, as previously announced, running against Republican former assemblyman Todd Spitzer for an open Orange County Board of Supervisors seat, the race lost an anti-tax and pro-morality nut. When Mark Buche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Chuck DeVore Slams Todd Spitzer on Vegas Trip & Union Support

    Spitzer: "I've done nothing wrong."​Talking to Chuck DeVore and Todd Spitzer, two men who were once pals, you get the sense that these two Republican candidates seeking the same office, the county's 3rd District supervisor's seat, don't like each other.DeVore recently produced a bombshell 30-secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Todd Spitzer is a Psychological Test Away From Joining Sheriff's Department

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyDeputy Spitzer?​Given we know Todd Spitzer is a prolific multitask enthusiast, it's not surprising that the prominent but office-less politician couldn't just focus on his pending 2012 race for Third District supervisor.Even while he's actively campaigning against f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Todd Spitzer Dinged By Republican Blog

    The past haunts Spitzer​Orange County supervisor candidate Todd Spitzer--who apparently returns the phone calls of reporters who'll toss him softballs--got more evidence today that he won't easily sail to victory.The folks at the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog slammed Spitzer for his past ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    DA Todd Spitzer's Latest Flip-Flop

    Todd Spitzer​Five months ago, an angry Todd Spitzer took control of a public employees' local union hall in Santa Ana; called print, radio and television reporters to a press conference; and made a historic announcement. Spitzer--a former prosecutor, county supervisor and Republican stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Todd Spitzer Pounds DA Tony Rackauckas in KUCI Interview

    Spitzer says he's eyeing evil.​The equation is simple and easily more verifiable than any Albert Einstein formula.Todd Spitzer plus microphone equals, well, explosive talk.And KUCI-FM gave Spitzer, the rebellious Orange County Republican recently fired by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, a mic f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Todd Spitzer Calls For Polygraph In Dispute With DA

    Tony Rackauckas Following Wednesday's heated, dueling press conferences between District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Todd Spitzer, his recently fired understudy, OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit accurately wrote today that the men provided opposite answers on at least three topics.Upshot, ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Todd Spitzer Prepares Surprise In Retaliation For DA's Press Conference Today

    James Ochoa holding his little brother​In hopes of blunting the sting from today's scheduled district attorney's press conference detailing Todd Spitzer's alleged pre-firing shenanigans, Spitzer has prepared a surprise.Spitzer--the former county supervisor, state assemblyman and prosecutor who dre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Tony Rackauckas & Todd Spitzer Declare Themselves 2014 Opponents for Orange County's Top Prosecutor Job

    Spitzer: Rackauckas has been "totally unethical."​Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Todd Spitzer, the high-ranking prosecutor he fired in August, conducted dueling, in-depth press conferences today.After trying to groom Spitzer as his eventual replacement for 18 months, Rackaucka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    DA To Blast Todd Spitzer on Wednesday

    Rackauckas will fire back​Sources are telling OC Weekly that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his assistants will end their public silence on Wednesday about the controversial release of Todd Spitzer as a prosecutor.Spitzer, a former county supervisor and state assemblyman who'd ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Todd Spitzer Out! Barney Frank In! Van Tran Confused!

    Palace intrigue erupts in 401​Highlights from the local media today include: Susan Kang Schroeder Announces She'll Be DAOkay, okay. I'm kidding. So the real news isn't that dramatic, but there's nevertheless been a major development in Orange County's criminal justice system. Former state ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008
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    November 7, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: OCSD's Bubbling Cesspool

    L Word? The board of supervisors is exploring whether indicted Sheriff Michael S. Carona can legally name his temporary replacement while he takes the next two months off (with full pay!) to fight “baseless” charges by the FBI. Jo Ann Galisky, 47, played Al Haig yesterday. She told told reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Fire Officials Seek Information on OC Arsonist

    The folks over at the Register are doing a fine job reporting on the massive Orange County arson fire that’s threatening to keep firefighters at work for another two days as winds approaching hurricane force continue to pound the region. Residents in Foothill Ranch are the latest to see their neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    January 19, 2007

    Spitzer's Penal Problems

    There are rumblings of reform coming from Sacramento. Reforms aimed at starting to straighten out the state's dysfunctional prison system. The Los Angeles Times reports, "the Senate's top Democrats on Thursday moved toward reforming California's byzantine criminal sentencing system." Unveiling leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    SpongeTodd: Mr. Spitzer masters the freebie

    Proving once again that the driest of bureaucratic documents often contain the most interesting things, Judy Lin of the Sacramento Bee digs through the disclosure forms that state lawmakers are required to file and discovers: ... from January 2005 to June 30, 2006, groups with business at the Capito ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Northern Exposure

    By trashing Spitzer, Register protects GOP, Catholic Church

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Spitzer Cops Out

    Despite controversies, DA Rackauckas now likely to win a third term unopposed

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Spitzer Out?

    Epic clash with DA Rackauckas now unlikely

  • Columns

    February 10, 2005

    Todd the Wet Sprocket

    Loving Spitzer, hating everybody and finding a right proper pot party

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    OC Law Enforcement 'Poisoned'

    Assemblyman Todd Spitzer questions the District Attorneys judgment, fairness

  • Columns

    January 2, 2003

    The Year in Girl

    Congressman Rohrabacher? Meet Jan from the Vandals!

  • Features

    December 26, 2002

    Toxic Politics

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Point and Laugh!

    Our post-election guide to the scoundrels of Campaign 2002

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Measure This

    Vote like us . . . or suck donkey

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Its the Airport, Stupid

    Measure V deserves victory

  • Columns

    February 21, 2002

    Waiting for Spitzer

    Republicans dance like lesbians at convention in San Jose!

  • Columns

    January 31, 2002
  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Its Official!

    Dailies report whats been obvious all along: toll roads are in trouble

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    More on the Moron

    Supervisor Silva drops campaign against brighter colleague

  • Features

    December 25, 1997

    Silent Coup

    Secret meetings, shady deals: Life before & after the Orange County bankruptcy

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    They Call Him Flipper

    Todd Spitzer's a "damn Democrat," according to OC GOP assemblyman struggling through porn, sexual harassment fiascos

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