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Carona Indictment Barely Registers at Flash Report

While most of the OC Media is all over the Carona Federal indictment story, over at the Flash Report, the newsbarely registers a blip.  And it carries a qualifier from someone that its not official and the LA Times story was based on a secret source. LAT: O.C. Sheriff Carona indicted The LA Times is…

OCR: Jaramillo cooperates with federal investigation

Ex-sheriff’s assistant and one time friend of Mike Carona secretly pleaded guilty in March to two federal charges. BY LARRY WELBORN and PEGGY LOWE The Orange County Register SANTA ANA Former assistant sheriff George Jaramillo secretly pleaded guilty in March to federal tax evasion and mail fraud, and agreed to cooperate in a growing federal…

Sheriff Carona Indicted

  The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sheriff Mike Carona is facing federal corruption charges alleging he used his office for financial gain.    The indictment is filed under seal, but details are expected to be made public as early as tomorrow (Tuesday). From The Los Angeles Times: The full scope of the federal investigation…

Santiago Fire 65 percent contained; Full Containment Expected Friday

from the OCFA’s website (Photo from LATimes.com): INCIDENT NAME: Santiago Incident LOCATION: Originated at Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road (Thomas Brothers page 832 A2). Fire continues to move to the east and north approaching Modjeska, Silverado, and Lost Woman Canyons. Map of approximate fire area, evacuation areas, and evacuation centers (as of Sunday…

The Blame Game

I’m back from a quick business trip and wanted to chime in on the fire coverage a bit.  News gathering resources, always stretched to the limit on emergencies like this, are even thinner when the website you’re looking to lead coverage on keeps going down because of too much traffic. Note to our friends at…