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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kirby Dick's documentary reveals a military that is 'target rich' for sexual predators
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The AdamsUPDATE, 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 >>
Facebook/ArmedForcesTeaPartyGary 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Giant robot fights look better than ever in Transformers
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 >>
A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide
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 >>
Former DA homicide chief says El Toro officer was murdered
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Do Mexicans make better soldiers and Marines?
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 >>
Rumsfeld lobbies locals to celebrate the invasion of Iraq
UC Irvine fest exposes worldwide injustice
Two great tastes that taste great together!
Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!
Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world
$50 billion-per-year company continues to receive welfare handouts
Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?
Even Jesus wouldn't try Irvine water district's plan to turn crap into tap