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  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Orange County Businessman Arrested For Indonesian Gold and Platinum Sales Scam

    Promising $1 million returns on $1,000 investments, an Orange County businessman operated a con game on unwitting investors who believed he represented an Indonesian gold and platinum sales consortium that secretly included the CIA, FBI, Interpol and the Federal Reserve, according to a Southern Cali ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Needs a New Toupee?

    [Moxley Confidential] Newport Beach mystery man pitched CIA-backed 10,000 percent annual investment return. Plus, toupee!

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    March 14, 2013

    Operation Stolen Treasures

    Amid the nation's economic meltdown, financial-conspiracy theories fueled a tax-fraud case for the ages

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Costa Mesa Counterfeiter Who Sold $100 Notes For $30 Learns Fate

    For counterfeiting U.S. Federal Reserve notes, an Orange County con artist and convicted drug addict faced as much as 20 years in prison.  Costa Mesa's James Peter Perraie, a past part-time Rancho Santiago Community College student with a history of methamphetamine and heroin abuse, originally ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2013

    CorrectiveSolutions' Checkmate

    Prosecutors nationwide team up with the San Clemente debt collector to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually sketchy

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    William J. Ferry of Newport Beach Convicted of Investor Fraud Tied to Hurricane Katrina Relief

    William J. Ferry, a former stock broker and investment adviser, was convicted Tuesday for his part in a scam promising investors extremely high yields from a cut of humanitarian funds for relief from disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which smacked New Orleans seven years ago today. Among those th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    "Sounds of Truth" Experiments with Empathy in Irvine

    A rare, mostly harmonious gathering commenced on Saturday afternoon as Orange County liberals and conservatives voluntarily came together for a hot dog roastin', frisbee-throwin' picnic at Mason Park in Irvine. The unlikely gathering, dubbed Sounds of Truth, was hosted by OC-based politica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Ron Paul on Americans: "What happened to us? Why are we such wimps?"

    Ron Paul spit Libertarian fire at a youth rally Wednesday night in front of the packed westside stands at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium. For those familiar with Paul's platform, it was standard fare from the Texas congressman, who, unlike presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney, has preac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Allensworth Win Best Acoustic Band at OC Music Awards

    ​The winner of this year's best acoustic band at the 2012 OC Music Awards was announced at last night's showcase held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. And the winner is...Allensworth. The soul-skewing rock quartet played an incredibly tight set of songs swinging with loose grooves. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Will PIMCO's Bill Gross Bankroll Ron Paul?

    ​Is Newport Beach's Bill Gross ready to throw some of his big bucks at Ron Paul? With PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel having donated $2.6 million of the $3.4 million Endorse Liberty has raised since the pro-Paul SuperPAC's Dec. 20 creation, a money watcher wonders if Gross--the co-founder of Paci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Anthony J. Tarquinto Still a Virgin, Still OC

    ​A couple years ago I introduced readers to Anthony J. Tarquinto and The Real 40 Year Old Virgin of Orange County, the Aliso Viejo author's self-published tome that mixes his unique lack of sexual experience with a political ideology that finds Barack Obama a threat to America. In the months since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2011

    [UPDATE: Four Protesters Arrested] Occupy Orange County Takes Santa Ana and Finds A Republican!

    Little boy protests corporate abuses in Santa Ana today.​UPDATE: 11:44 P.M., OCT. 22: Click here for updates, including names of the arrested and what the group plans on doing next.UPDATE, 11:11 P.M., OCT. 22: Editor's note--Four arrests confirmed by Occupy OC organizer Alicia Rojas for resisting ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Pyramid Scheme

    Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Barney Frank Drops Octobomb (Again)

    ​Is Rep. Barney Frank becoming like your grandpa who keeps repeating the same story, over and over?The Massachusetts Democrat elicited some laughs and headlines last week for comparing the largest country on the planet to La Habra's world-famous mother of 14, Nadya Suleman.But, while getting the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Explaining the Shitty Economy Through LMFAO's 'Shots'

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​The Great Recession may have been long declared over, but the pain continues for many everyday people. For the curious, the bottoming out of the U.S. economy prompted inquiry into what the hell went down. The subject of economics, however, is all too often unnecessar ... More >>

  • Film

    September 23, 2010

    'Wall Street' Bailout

    Oliver Stone's sequel lets the bad guys off easy

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Week: OC Weekly Edition

    Another Friday, another edition of Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Week. As more than a few readers have noted, you don't have to read the Register to find racist comments. Increasingly, it seems, the knuckleheads are posting their bile on our website--even in the comments section of this very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Shamed ex-SEC Chairman Chris Cox to Float Not on Ice Floe But Orange County Republican Party Boat

    John McCain wanted Christopher Cox fired as the George W. Bush-appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Los Angeles Times opined that Cox's chairmanship will be characterized by missing the signs that Wall Street was poised for a meltdown, noting the critics who said Cox's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Tangled Web of Hate Weaved By Carto, Von Brunn & Co.

    Willis Carto speaks at a David Duke event about five years ago. It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry and it takes Irvine Valley College philosophy professor Ray Roy Bauer to connect the dots between National Holocaust Museum shooter James Wenneker von Brunn, some of our most notori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    All Sides Love Telling Illin' Cali to Pound Sand

    Finally, an issue has come along that has united people of all political stripes all over the country: the U.S. Government's refusal to bail out California (at least for now). Most bloggers used today's Washington Post story as a jumping-off point to analyze the development. While they were all over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Newport Beach Financial Whiz Warns of 'Mini Depression' Unless Trillions Spent

    A Newport Beach executive has got President Obama's back, saying the U.S. may slump into a "mini depression" unless policy makers spend trillions of dollars to spur growth. "This economy needs support from the government, a check from the government in the trillions," Bill Gross, the co-chief invest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Our Ex-Rep.-Turned-SEC Chief Chris Cox Comes Out Swinging

    The Washington Post reports today that embattled Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox is defending his restrained response to the country's financial crisis, arguing he has guided his agency with a steady hand while other federal regulators have not.Our former Republican congr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Last Night: Mad Money at the Block in orange

    After approximately five Miller Lites from my favorite OC bartender Ife (he works at both Cafe Tu Tu Tango and The Auld Dubliner), I had a decision to make: which midnight movie to see? CLOVERFIELD would clearly have been the best option, but I had already seen it. That left two options: 27 DRESSE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Police Seek Laguna Retard

    The Fourth Reich: Way before there was “Don’t Taser me, dude!” there was Benito Acosta, arrested by Costa Mesa police after he allegedly spoke too long during a January 2006 city council meeting. Acosta opposed training local police as INS agents, a pet project of Mayor Allan Mansoor. A right- ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Welcome to Stanton!

    You cant afford it here either

  • News

    June 26, 2003
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    May 15, 2003

    Campus Radicals

    The Republican campaign to dominate universities comes to Fullerton

  • News

    March 21, 2002
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    December 27, 2001

    Councilman Garofalo Is Out of the Room

    The curtain comes down on Dave Garofalos political career

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    ITEOTWAWKI Strikes Again

    Don't move to Montana yet!