FEB. 25: I think my house turns up in Mox's “Horrible Homes for Sale.” I didn't even know it was for sale. Uh-oh.
FEB. 26: A homeless man fights with two Fullerton police officers, but before muttering “don't like where this is going,” understand that transient Mark Charbonneaux was later booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and battery on a police
officer. It was a cop who was treated at a hospital, fortunately for minor wounds. What We Learned: Never assume.
What We Learned II: Like that'll ever stick.
FEB. 27: The LA County coroner declares the death of 10-year-old girl Joanna Ramos in Long Beach, where she'd been involved in an after-school fight Feb. 24, a homicide. She and another girl apparently fought over a boy. What We Learned: We ain't worth it, girls.
FEB. 28: The Smoking Gun reveals a meal receipt that sparked a mini-class war online is forged. A banker was originally reported to have left at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach a buck-and-change tip on a $134 bill with the added advice to the waitress, “Get a Real Job.” What We Learned: What I said before about assuming.
FEB. 29: Someone tweets after Anaheim Disney's leap year-inspired 24-hourathon, “Disneyland is trashed, garbage everywhere even saw mini alcohol bottles in line for pirates!” What We Learned: Don't laugh, those are going to be props in the Pirates sequel based on your long day at the park.
MARCH 1: Joe Arpaio makes an announcement in Phoenix, Arizona, that resonates in the ears of Queen of the Birthers Orly Taitz in Laguna Niguel. The controversial Maricopa County sheriff says his “Cold Case Posse” discovered President Barack Obama's birth certificate and Selective Service card are forgeries. What We Learned: Arpaio's got one helluva large jurisdiction.
MARCH 2: Local youth soccer coach Robert Vincent Peace, already accused of possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography, is slapped with new charges of coercing a 14-year-old girl to send him nude, sexually explicit videos of herself. A previous victim in the case is 13. What We Learned: When to–and not to–print the name of one of Peace's teams.