An all-day symposium at UC Irvine Thursday is not only dedicated to one of OC Weekly's favorite topics (marijuana legalization), but it includes ... um ... colorful characters who have filled our pages (print and otherwise) for years (Dana Rohrabacher, Lou Correa, Judge Jim Gray and Tom Umberg).
The party's over for Republicans in Orange County and California
UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 11:05 A.M.: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat claiming to have been hornswoggled by campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. Feinstein first revealed her accounts had been totally cleaned out, but her spokesman later corrected that to say the amount of missing funds is c ... More >>
Curt PringleIf they go to their graves winning no more recognition for their years of public service, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and ex-Assemblyman Tom Umberg can be comforted by the fact that they at least received a shout out from the California High Speed Rail Blog, which applauds both in the po ... More >>
Its about time someone called Loretta Sancheza whore
Jan. 24-Jan. 30
Burning Down the House: Al Gore lights our fire
First there was yesterday's Election Day lunch--the GOP-heavy shindig where Weekly editor Will Swaim only got halfway through the hilarious speech I wrote for him because he was shuffling back and forth between pages and so lost my text and thus never got to the payoff, "Thank you, ladies and gentle ... More >>
It seem there might be a princess– princess in the sense of being the child of a European royal– somewhere in the Inland Empire. Albert Grimaldi, the ruling prince of Monaco (and one of the least inbred of Europe's royal relics, thanks to the genetic material of Grace Kelly), is reported ... More >>
This just in from the Los Angeles Police Protective League: LAPPL REVOKES ENDORSEMENT OF TOM UMBERG Los Angeles, June 1, 2006- In a highly dramatic move, the Los Angeles Police Protective League today withdrew its endorsement for Tom Umberg, who is running for State Senate District in the 34th Dist ... More >>
Imagine Me on a Bus!
Stop us if youve heard this one before . . .
Curt Pringle, our biggest loser
How Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped worrying and learned to love selling out to special interests
Five ignominious moments in Anaheim football history
Three newspapers, three parachute dispatches, three laughers
Reflections on Election Day, 2004
What local candidates dont want voters to know
Claudia Alvarez battles Latino establishment, Umberg for Assembly seat
GOP official and Edison spokesperson Jo Ellen Allen drew friends, patriots and Republican allies into her husbands multimillion-dollar investment scam
OCs Tom Umberg leaves the White House for the Big Bucks