See the end of this post for an update on the host of two Sportsman Channel shows questioning the mako catch, calling for state regulation of waters off Huntington Beach.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 6, 10:21 A.M.: The teevee and funny papers were filled this week with stories about a 1,300-pound, likely reco ... More >>
Shortly before it was announced the Orange County Register was being sold to Boston businessman Aaron Kushner, reports had the Santa Ana daily winding up in the print stable of Doug Manchester, a developer who acquired the San Diego Union-Tribune in November. This made sense because U-T edito ... More >>
A year after Kelly Thomas' death, the Police Oversight Proposal Committee ask for the formation of a new entity
Fresh off a flurry of sales of newspapers in Texas and the Midwest, the Orange County Register's owner Freedom Communications reveals it has sold 20 more papers in Florida and North Carolina.
UPDATE, MAY 18, 12:32 P.M.: The Freedom Communications' fire sale continues.A day after announcing the sale of four Midwest newspapers, the Irvine-based parent company of the Orange County Register disclosed it is also dumping all its Texas papers.
The Orange County Register is either extremely close or not-yet extremely close to being acquired by the publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune, according to published reports.The Santa Ana daily has been on the block for years, even before its owner, Freedom Communications of Irvine, declared ban ... More >>
Someone south of the border may buy the Orange County Register.Clean up in whichever aisles old coot heads just exploded in.That's south of the Orange County border, not the Mexican one.
How the newspaper's cozy relationship with Camp Pendleton hampers its coverage of religious controversies on the base
A newspaper journalist-turned-Silicon Valley media mogul sets up the dominoes which, once tipped over, could lead "a single entity" to "publish all the dailies from the Tehachapi Mountains at the north end of metro L.A. to the Mexican border."At the middle of it all is the pending sale of the Ora ... More >>
Photo by Tim Ames/BuddyBlue.netBuddy Blue strikes a chord at Pete's Place.My, how time flies when you're missing your buddy. Bernard "Buddy" Seigal was a former OC Weekly music editor, a connoisseur of subversive comics, disturbing porn and bottomless whiskey shots, and, under the stage name "Bud ... More >>
Like vultures hovering over roadkill, media companies and private-equity firms are expected to pick at what remains of Irvine's Freedom Communications--parent company of The Orange County Register of Santa Ana--at auction Thursday.Among those likely placing bids will be Chicago-based Tribune, whi ... More >>
In a brushy area of Imperial Beach in San Diego County early Monday, a Border Patrol agent confronted two Mexican nationals who illegally entered the United States. The agent managed to detain one man but the second resisted. Just as a second agent arrived, the combative man tried to yank the fir ... More >>
Flickr user pixelfehlerIt's all just cage lining.How'd you like a job that requires writing with a "low level of complexity, analysis and narrative?" No, Navel Gazing isn't hiring. The San Diego Union-Tribune, now helmed by former OC Register Vice President of Interactive Jeff Light, is.Light joi ... More >>
BuddyBlue.netBuddy Blue tears it up in 2004.If Bernard "Buddy" Seigal (stage name, "Buddy Blue") were alive today, and he hadn't left his post as OC Weekly music editor years earlier, he'd be in charge of the blog you are reading right now.
Jeff Light, the Orange County Register's vice president of interactive, will become vice president and editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, according to the UT.While researching last November's story about the Voice of OC, a few former Register staffers told me Light was an important man at th ... More >>
Steve Poizner photo by Jack GouldWhitman for sale; heil, Poizner!From Los Angeles Times Capitol Journal columnist George Skelton: Steve Poizner's Wild-Eyed Accusations Against Meg Whitman Don't Bode Well: The GOP gubernatorial candidate alleges his opponent used attempted bribery and extortion to ... More >>
A state Legislative Analyst's Office report critical of California's planned high-speed rail network, which includes a leg that extends into Orange County, is being used as ammunition by critics who want to junk the $42.6-billion project.
You know things are bad in Sacramento when the programs making California money are on the verge of collapse.Take the state's state-of-the-art beverage container recycling program, which could be getting crushed like a used soda can.
You'd think San Diego County's closeness to the Mexican border would make it a natural place for Latinos to call home, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, San Diego County continues to have the lowest concentration of Latinos among Southern California counties. That's because, immigration tr ... More >>
As merger mania sweeps through the ownership suites of the L.A. Times and Orange County Register, some may find it odd that the fierce competitors: 1) are even considering joining forces, and B) would even be allowed to merge After all, it was not that long ago that those U.S. Department of Just ... More >>
The Transportation Corridor Agencies, whose Foothill-South (241) toll road extension was recently vetoed by the California Coastal Commission, sent out the following letter to its supporters. My edits are in italicized bold. Dear Supporter: Thank you for your ongoing support for the completion of ... More >>
Village Voice Media (of which OC Weekly is a part) placed 15 in Editor & Publisher's list of top 30 top newspaper sites for October, beating out the San Diego Union-Tribune, Arizona Republic, San Jose Mercury News and more. Read it here.
Lots of Unprotected Fornications in SD: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports this morning that youths ages 15 to 24 in our southern neighbor county had a whopping 85,000 cases of chlaymdia, gonorrhea and AIDS in 2005. How’s that rank? Well, according to the newspaper, researchers at the Cali ... More >>
Doesn't marijuana go stale? I dunno, but Jim Spray, 51, and Felix Cha (the person, not the tea), 22, want the government to return the pot police officers confiscated two years ago, according to Christine Hanley at the Times. Lawyers for both men told the Santa Ana-based Court of Appeal yesterday t ... More >>
A federal judge in San Diego removed Mark Geragos from a sensational bribery case yesterday because the (in)famous Orange County-based defense lawyer refused to agree to a federal background check before receiving classified national-security-related data. Geragos—who worked for convicted wife-a ... More >>
San Diego has no business in San Diego County. At least, that's what their City Council seems to think. In our Best "Best of OC" Issue yet, Dave Wielenga eloquently described one of the major problems with the Save Trestles campaign: apathy. Surfers and the surf industry pay lip service to their be ... More >>
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, "School-age children from Spanish-speaking households in San Diego County and throughout California are gaining English fluency at record rates". While this is excellent news, the news for adults is a little ... More >>
The San Diego Union-Tribune, whose editorials typically lean solidly to the right, has come out firmly against mixing illegal immigration with the war on terror--and with "The Wrong Mix," they more specifically chide OC's own Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) for chairing an Imperial Beach congressional h ... More >>
Tired of the way your home looks? Think a 32 ft. long Oriental rug would spruce the place up? Then tomorrow is your lucky day, because tomorrow at 9 a.m., some of felonious ex-San Diego Congressman Duke Cunningham's ill-gotten gains will be auctioned off. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune: T ... More >>
Yesterday, the board members of the Foothills/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency voted 12-3 to approve the $875 million Foothills South (241) extension, which will cut through both San Onofre State Beach and the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. But that ominous rumbling you hear in the distance i ... More >>
Okay, Newport's fine, but there must be Satanic snowballs somewhere. Today, the Transportation Corridor Agencies announced a 30-day delay on their choice of alignments for the Foothill-South toll road extension. The TCA board voted 12-3 for the delay mere hours after its staff received a letter from ... More >>
The Dailies bite the hype
The states biggest newspapers continue to defend the power companies
Pollack is pretty great, and he deserves your rapt attention
Nuclear industry exposes ex-governor's Ward Valley lie