Tony Saavedra

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    September 26, 2013

    Anaheim Police Knowingly Tortured Innocent Man To Force Confession, Lawsuit Alleges

    A Los Angeles County couple is suing the Anaheim Police Department, its police chief and several other high-ranking officers for alleged false arrest, excessive force and torture in 2012. Rafael Garcia Miranda and his wife Olga Martha Garcia claim in their Sept. 24 lawsuit that Police Chief John We ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Aaron Kushner: Our Own Journalism Jesus

    [Moxley Confidential] The OC Register owner takes his savior schtick to MSNBC

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    February 27, 2012

    [UPDATED with Already Out of Jail:] Jeffrey Hubbard, Ex-Newport-Mesa Schools Chief, Gets 60 Days, Probation, Restitution

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 27, 1:58 P.M.: After serving four days of his 60-day sentence, former Newport-Mesa Unified School District superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard was reportedly released from jail early this morning. The judge had previously indicated Hubbard would be freed by mid-March due to overcrowding. ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Darren Sandberg: Questions Surround I.D.'ing Deputy Who Fatally Shot Marine Sergeant

    ​Here is something OC Weekly investigative reporters are used to: they break a story involving Orange County government, the district attorney or the sheriff's department, and the targeted agency later confirms those facts--in the Orange County Register.After reported Darren Sandberg was ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Beth Krom on . . . Beth Krom!

    [Moxley Confidential] Great Park chairwoman explains when she's a corporation and when she's a human being in VIP-party fiasco

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    June 10, 2011

    Michelle Gee Family Sues County Over Jail Death Exposed by Weekly

    Michelle Gee RIP​The family of Michelle Gee, a 41-year-old woman who hung herself inside a medical-ward cell at the Orange County Jail on March 17, 2010, has sued the county over her death. Gee's suicide was first exposed by the Weekly several days after the event, which occurred within hours of a ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Bruce Malkenhorst Sr., Vernon's Ex-Top Exec, Accepts Plea Deal

    ​A Huntington Beach resident who was formerly the city administrator of a tiny town in Los Angeles County has pleaded guilty to various public corruption charges against him.Nope, it was not  Robert Rizzo, but Bruce Malkenhorst Sr., the ex-top exec in the city of Vernon and dead ringer for th ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Report: Irvine Floats Proposal to Pay Retired Great Park Official $332,282 in Yearly Pay and Pension

    ​Orange County Register investigative reporter Tony Saavedra has a great post today about plans afoot in Irvine to give its retired Orange County Great Park finance manager a no-bid contract for up to $198,400 to stay on next fiscal year.That would be on top of the $133,882 yearly pension Kurt Mow ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Jeffrey Hubbard, Newport-Mesa Schools Chief, Denies Affair, Claims Trustees Approved $20,000 Stipend

    ​Despite the sexy-time chatter--pet names, love pledges and oral-sex references--e-mailed between Newport-Mesa Unified School District's superintendent and a subordinate from his days leading the school system in Beverly Hills, Jeffrey Hubbard maintains he did not have a relationship outside work ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Fears of Excessive Force by OC Sheriff's Deputies Turns Up ... in Deputies' Own Video

    ​Joshua Radwan, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, just wouldn't shut up during a 2006 traffic stop in Laguna Niguel, which devolved into his being arrested, tased and hog-tied before the real horror began in a local jail cell. The entire incident makes one wonder if Orange County She ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Reg: Pension Bosses Spent Big Bucks For Secrecy

    ​Disturbing data continues to pour in about potential government pension abuses including today's OC Watchdog story revealing that the county's employee pension system spent more than $31,000 in hopes of keeping pension records secret from the public. That's according to investigative reporte ... More >>

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    July 11, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​Sunday highlights from the local media include:NEW MOONINGThe annual mooning of Amtrak train passengers happened yesterday in Laguna Hills and the OC Register was there to take pictures and video of the "nearly 100" participants. For the front page of the local section story, the Reg published a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    LA Times Nails Mike Carona Pension Story--9 Days After the OC Register Did

    ​When Clockwork was but a wee wind-up at a local daily, we used to bemoan a certain tactic the Los Angeles "By God" Times employed when we beat them. The Times would sit on the story a couple weeks and then publish their own version without acknowledging who originally broke the news--as if the pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    We're Still Paying Mike Carona WHAT?

    Still can't buy class​Veteran Orange County Register investigative reporter Tony Saavedra provided the day's most outrageous news.And it has to do with the disturbing notion that crime actually pays.Especially if you've been a crooked sheriff.

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    April 30, 2010

    Register's Watchdog Team Nabs Honor

    ​The folks over at The Orange County Register's OC Watchdog team submitted just four of their journalist accomplishments to a California Newspaper Publishers Association public service contest and deservedly won first place.Those stories included revelations about:

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    April 29, 2010

    $750,000 is Magic Number for County of Orange Check Writers

    flickr user Kevin​R. Scott Moxley blogged earlier today about the Orange County Board of Supervisors contemplating spending $750,000 on public relations aimed at improving recycling participation--after already having spent $1.25 million in taxpayer funds on recycling PR since 2008.Maybe county c ... More >>

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    March 23, 2008

    Register Bootlicker Returns for Special Easter Sermon!

    Squeezing a gun with both hands sent sensations racing down his spine to a semi-firm, half-inch point between his legs. Gordon Dillow (pictured, for illustration purposes, on his knees with the steel collar around his neck) wanted to moan--purr, really--like he did in the privacy of his home. But he ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008

    Register "Didn't Have The Goods" On Carona

    This past Wednesday, the stage was set for an ultimate face-off: Our own R. Scott Moxley, the finest reporter in these here parts, and Register reporter Tony Saavedra, both staring down Mike Schroeder, local GOP king-maker (former Sheriff-maker, soon-to-be felon-maker), in front of the assembled mem ... More >>

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    December 16, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Ho Chi Minh

    Good Ink for the Sheriff! Norberto Santana Jr. and Tony Saavedra at the Register today find that “a $2 billion effort to deport immigrants has little measurable effect on crime or illegal immigration” and that government agencies “often work at cross purposes.” To prove their point, Santana ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    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 >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    'Dirty, Stupid or Both'

    Never mind the photo: Sheriff Carona denies Mafia ties

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    February 2, 2006

    Immoral Moral Majority of One

    Self-righteous Agran leaves paper trail in voting scandal

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    March 3, 2005

    Northern Exposure

    By trashing Spitzer, Register protects GOP, Catholic Church

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    October 28, 2004

    You Didnt Read It Here First

    Register naps on Houchen story, then takes credit for her resignation