20 years ago this summer, Pee Wee Herman got busted for indecent exposure in Florida and almost immediately and brilliantly bounced back with a surprise cameo appearance opening the MTV Music Awards a couple of weeks later with the only possible response:Based on everything that's turned up in the n ... More >>
Before shock and awe, there was just give peace a chance. The call for a surge in Iraq drew a push-back from MoveOn.orgers. Doves bristle at endless warfare.Ah, the good old days. Now, down is up, Simon Cowell is Jennifer Lopez, and hawks who once warned "You-break-it, you-fix-it" are talking pul ... More >>
James Ochoa holding his little brotherIn 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 >>
Illustration by Jay BrockmanDianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>
"This morning when we taped our show for this weekend, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a right down the middle conservative Republican from southern California, former speech writer for Ronald Reagan, looked at me and said 'almost all Republicans in the House of Representatives now believe that the ... More >>
Tom McClintock For Congress 2009Congressman Tom McClintock is shown from his state Senate days.Orange County sheriff candidate Bill Hunt, who gets a showy show of support from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim tonight, is not the only local office-seeker hoping for ... More >>
Thomas Shaller of FiveThirtyEight--a website that takes its name from the 535 electoral college votes as it crunches polling data and other numbers--makes a compelling case that Placer County in Northern California is the new Orange County when it comes to bastions of conservatism.While Orange Count ... More >>
The last hints of Republican opposition to pay a Latino man wrongfully imprisoned for a robbery/carjacking he did not commit disappeared this week in the California legislature after Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) called on his colleagues to do the right thing.
“As a society we have a respo ... More >>
Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>
... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>
Remember how congenial the OC GOP gathering at the Hyatt Regency Irvine seemed a few minutes ago?
Fuck that shit.
Election-loss testiness reared its ugly head at 10:20 p.m., our R. Scott Moxley reports from the scene.
As the giant TV screen showing CNN flashed pictures of presumed California winn ... More >>
Interesting; two hours ago (around 9:45) Dem John Garamendi was 2.5% behind Repub Tom McClintock for Lieutenant Governor. Now, at nigh-midnight, he's up by 1.5%. His gains have been incremental, but constant and steady.
Similarly, Dem Debra Bowen has creeped an eensy 0.2% above Bruce McPherson for ... 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 >>