U.S. Department of Defense

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Why Does Saddleback College Have an MRAP Armored Vehicle?

    The debate over military equipment hand-me-downs to local police departments went before a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on Tuesday, weeks after clashes in Ferguson between protesters and cops seemingly ready to take on Terminators brought the issue to the forefront. Police Foundation President Jim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Ross Curtis, Child Molest-y Ex-Camp Pendleton Drill Sergeant, Still Bedevils U.S. Marine Brass

    A federal appeals court has directed a U.S. District Court judge to decide if the statute of limitations can be extended so a woman who was sexually assaulted as a teen by a then-Camp Pendleton Marine can sue the U.S. Marine Corps for negligence. Testifying in a case that resulted in former Sgt. Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    GE Aviation in Santa Ana to Pay $6.58 Million to Make Shoddy Inspection Claims Go Away

    General Electrics Aviation Systems, a Santa Ana subsidiary of GE, is letting $6.58 million fly away to settle allegations it submitted false claims for multiple U.S. Department of Defense contracts, according to the Justice Department. GE Aviation employee Jeffrey Adler leveled the allegations about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Loretta Sanchez Pushes For U.S. Military To Hold Sexually Criminal Soldiers Accountable

    During a House Armed Services Committee meeting this afternoon on 2014 Defense Department programs, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez fought for tougher rules against members of the military who commit sexual harassment or sex crimes. Sanchez, who over the years has risen swiftly in congre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2013

    Ex-Orange County State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Writes Book Celebrating Conservative Lone Star State Principles

    Former Orange County Republican state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has today published a new book--"The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America"--that compares Texas government policies with other large states.Spoiler alert: Texas has a superior climate because its politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez, A Future Secretary of Defense?

    What do Robert McNamara, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta have in common with Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez?Almost nothing, but just wait.It's highly unlikely that President Barack Obama would ever name Sanchez to be a Secretary of Defense in his administrati ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2012

    The Horror In Uniform of 'The Invisible War'

    Kirby Dick's documentary reveals a military that is 'target rich' for sexual predators

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Gary Stein, Tea-Bagging Marine Corps Sergeant, Coming to Buena Park!

    ​The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Proceeds from the event, which will also feature a talk by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, will go toward educating sheriffs and peace officers on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Guns and Ammo: Orange County Law Enforcement Agencies Grab More Than $4.2 Million in Surplus Military Equipment

    ​Thanks to a giveaway program, Orange County law enforcement agencies have received more than $4.2 million in military-grade equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense.From chemical-biological masks, to chapel lecterns, police here have snapped up a booty of armor to help them protect and serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    What We Learned, Jan. 6-Jan. 13

    ​Jan. 6: We obtain a screenshot of Jeremy Popoff's Facebook page, on which he claims he hasn't avoided calls from the Weekly, that we committed journalistic malpractice by "twisting [his] words" and that our man Brandon Ferguson should masturbate rather than try to ask him questions. Can't argue w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Glen Justice, Local Oncologist, Sentenced to 18 Months For Health Care Fraud

    ​An Orange County oncologist, whose fraudulent health care schemes caused losses of up to $1 million, was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in federal prison yesterday.In a precious paradigm of irony, the 66-year-old doctor who pleaded guilty to five counts of health care fraud is named Glen Justice. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher and Loretta Sanchez Joined at the Hip on Afghanistan

    ​There was a time during the unresolved county redistricting process when it appeared the congressional districts of Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) might melt into one.Maybe that explains why these Members of Congress are starting to sound like one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station Radio at War With Local Garage Doors

    ​The Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station's new radio system is interfering with some residential garage door openers.Unfortunately for those 18 homeowners in Westminster, Huntington Beach and Long Beach's Island Village area that called the base after figuring out military signals were responsible fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    [BREAKING] Pentagon: Former Newport Beach Couple Killed Aboard Yacht By Somali Pirates

    The Adams​UPDATE, FEB. 22, 6:51 A.M.: The Pentagon reports all four passengers aboard a  yacht that was hijacked by Somali pirates are dead, including the former Newport Beach couple that owned the S/V Quest.A Navy warship was following the S/V Quest and U.S. officials were negotiating with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Tea Bagging With a Marine. This Could Get Ugly

    Facebook/ArmedForcesTeaParty​Gary Stein, a 24-year-old active duty Marine Corps sergeant based at Camp Pendeton, created his own Tea Party group, then announced its arrival on the national Tea Party scene in a press release.Two days later, some of his "brothers" are calling for a court martial.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Santa Ana Police to be Honored by a Biden

    TheWhiteHouse.govDr. Jill Biden is scheduled to honor the Santa Ana Police Department and 14 other employers.​Santa Ana Police Department honorees will be praised in Washington, D.C., by a Biden.But it won't be Joe Biden.It'll be the vice president's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who will do the honors, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Heat is Back on John Yoo

    Photo by Christopher VictorioYoo before his Chapman debate.The April 21 morning "terror memo" lawyer John Yoo appeared at the Chapman University debate, President Barack Obama said it would be up to his attorney general whether to prosecute former Bush administration advisors like Yoo. Since that da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Spain, Chapman University Debaters Are Out to Get John Yoo

    So the big question when John Yoo speaks at Chapman University next week about presidential power is: Will he be shackled? Probably not, seeing as how this is not Spain, but were Orange within the Iberian Peninsula nation and NATO ally, he'd be under criminal indictment for sanctioning torture at Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Santa Ana, Police Feted for Getting Their War On

    Parked on Civic Center?If you're scooting past Santa Ana police headquarters Thursday afternoon and notice a large contingency of uniformed members of the Armed Services, worry not. That portion of Downtown Santa Ana has not been declared a war zone. Yet.Nor is it a green zone signifying safety from ... 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 13, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Head Butting Cars Isn't Healthy

    Not Sure Why His Head Continued to Slam Into My Baton: Norberto Santana, Jr. at the Register reports that an unidentified “28-year-old inmate at the Orange County jail died Friday after deputies used a taser gun to subdue him.” Damon Micalizzi, the taxpayer-paid flack assigned to get Sheriff Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises

    Democrats flip-flop on SoCal bribery case report: Greg Miller at the Los Angeles Times says an internal investigations report by the House Intelligence Committee continues to remain off-limits to the public. The politicians don't want the masses to see even a declassified summary report on the embar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>

  • Film

    July 5, 2007

    Rock Em, Sock Em

    Giant robot fights look better than ever in Transformers

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Fun with Computers (Friggatriskaidekaphobia edition)

    If your plan for getting your taxes done before the looming deadline involves using Turbo Tax's online service, you may want to reconsider. According to NBC 4 in Washington D.C., a customer wanting to check her tax info Turbo-ly, discovered something big and bad by accident. ""I knew immediately ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    Numbers (Five Years Later)

    From a list compiled by the UK newspaper, The Independent: 2,973 Total number of people killed (excluding the 19 hijackers) in the September 11, 2001 attacks 72,000 Estimated number of civilians killed worldwide since September 11, 2001 as a result of the war on terror 2 Number of years since US ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    A Death in the Family

    Former DA homicide chief says El Toro officer was murdered

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Dancing around a great problem at The Great Park

    The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Spreading Democracy... or something

    Regardless of whether or not the Bush administration will succeed in its plan to introduce democracy into Iraq through an armed invasion and years of chaotic violence, it now appears that the administration has succeeded in bringing to Iraq something the country has had very little of since the Brit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Ear Splitters

    A federal judge has temporarily forbidden the Navy from using high-intensity sonar in war-game exercises off the coast of Hawaii, ruling that environmental groups had provided "considerable convincing scientific evidence that the Navy's use of ... sonar can kill, injure, and disturb many species, in ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 23, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Do Mexicans make better soldiers and Marines?

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2006

    Benford Tools, er, Toils

    Sci-fi writer and UC Irvine physics professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Cambridge University visiting fellow and Lord Prize winner and American Physical Society Fellow and NASA consultant and blah-blah-blah Greg Benford has joined forces with UCI environmental biologist Michael Rose, whose list ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 22, 2005
  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Force Of July

    Rumsfeld lobbies locals to celebrate the invasion of Iraq

  • News

    January 30, 2003
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    October 31, 2002
  • Film

    May 16, 2002

    Human Rights and Wrongs

    UC Irvine fest exposes worldwide injustice

  • Columns

    May 24, 2001

    The Skunk and the Worm

    Two great tastes that taste great together!

  • Features

    December 14, 2000
  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Columns

    June 15, 2000
  • Music

    May 4, 2000
  • Music

    April 20, 2000
  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Cancer Politics

    Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!

  • Columns

    October 21, 1999
  • News

    October 7, 1999

    The Death Ray

    Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Ho-ing for Boeing

    $50 billion-per-year company continues to receive welfare handouts

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Fill 'Er Up

    Even Jesus wouldn't try Irvine water district's plan to turn crap into tap

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