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A Commie Girl Wedding


OC’s loss is Montana’s gain; Rebecca Schoenkopf, perhaps the best columnist ever at OC Weekly and now the editor of, tied the knot this past Thanksgiving weekend in Montana.  She and her new husband, Andrew Clark, will also welcome a new baby in 2015. We’re delighted for her news, her outside wedding in the…

Former HB Mayor Debbie Cook files FPPC complaint against OCWD Director Sheldon

Debbie Cook

Her complaint touches on possibly unethical ties between Sheldon and expensive water hucksters Poseidon. In her complaint, Cook alleges that, “It appears that Director Sheldon is attempting to evade detection of his conflicts by filtering monies indirectly through Faubel Public Affairs.” Even if the services Sheldon provides through Faubel don’t directly benefit Poseidon, Cook says…

Eli Home Holiday Ball set for Dec 4 at Anaheim Hilton


I make no apologies that one of my favorite charities in Orange County is Anaheim’s Eli Home.  The Holidays are usually a very tough time for the kids and families Eli Home serves.  So we’re pleased to let you know about the Eli Home’s annual Holiday Ball which will be held Thursday, December 4 at…

OCDA’s Investigation Clears OC Fairgrounds Sale Efforts

Orange County Fairgrounds

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has again cleared insiders who tried to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds during the state of California’s fiscal crisis more than five years ago.  This is the second such report the DA’s office has conducted in the past four years and because Michael Lubinski, a senior assistant DA well…

Santa Ana’s Selective Disclosure Forms


Back in October, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra was in the blogsphere a lot about his “refusal” to provide retroactive disclosure forms for any meetings he may have had with people who had business before the City of Santa Ana’s Planning Commission.  We’ve documented before, it’s likely that applying a policy retroactively was an…