PHOTO: Odd Pressers at the OCDA

Shirley Grindle, the lead author of Measure A, peeks over the shoulder of Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer holds an impromptu press conference outside the Orange County District Attorney office in Santa Ana on Tuesday to defend himself against allegations from Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Rackauckas held a press conference inside where he accused Spitzer of impersonating an OCDA assistant district attorney. Rackauckas said Spitzer failed to identify himself as a 'former' assistant district attorney in an automated call supporting Measure A that went out to voters last week.

These were two of the oddest press conferences I’ve ever seen.

First, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas held a press conference to tell the media that he accusing County Supervisor Todd Spitzer of impersonating an OCDA assistant district attorney – Rackauckas said Spitzer failed to identify himself as a ‘former’ assistant district attorney in an automated call supporting Measure A that went out to voters last week.

Measure A calls for an ethics commission, partly prompted by Rackauckas “snitch scandal”.

The OCDA was checking media credential a the door, only allowing certain media to attend the presser.

When it was over, Shirley Grindle, the lead author of Measure A, was outside with Spitzer waiting to have their own press conference.

Spitzer, who is a former DA, held up his old business card to the media and said, “See, it says I’m an assistant district attorney”

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PHOTOS: Sharks at The Wedges, Swimmers in the Water, Dolphins in the Waves

Bodysurfers take to the water at The Wedge in Newport Beach after a lifeguard told them they could renter the surf at noon. The beach had been closed since a shark attack three days earlier. read more>>

PHOTO: Frozen Selfies

Laura Hollender, left, and Mellisa Paul, of Sacramento, take a selfie before entering the World Premiere of "Frozen - Live at the Hyperion" at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim on Thursday.

Laura Hollender, left, and Mellisa Paul, of Sacramento, take a selfie before entering the World Premiere of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton in Buena Bark

U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters during a rally at the UFCW union hall in Buena Park. Clinton is on the second day of a four-day swing through California, ahead of the June 7 primary.

PHOTOS: Feeling the Bern in Anaheim

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders address supporters at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 24, 2016.

PHOTOS: Seal Beach Pier

The Seal Beach Municipal pier remains closed Monday morning after a fire destroyed the former Ruby’s restaurant on Friday. The restaurant, which closed in 2013, was completely destroyed in the blaze.

PHOTO: Irvine Dads have their Heads in the Sky

Kain Sosa, left, and Brent Freeze, are spearheading a program where teams at Irvine high schools build a satellite that will be launched in to space from Russia. Students at each of Irvine's high schools are teaming up to build and launch a miniature satellite a year from now. It would be the first such launch by high school students in the U.S. The project is the brainchild Sosa and Freeze, who have gotten the interest and support of folks from NASA/JPL, local tech and communications firms, and seed money from Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

Kain Sosa, left, and Brent Freeze, are spearheading a program where teams at Irvine high schools build a satellite that will be launched in to space from Russia. Students at each of Irvine’s high schools are teaming up to build and launch a miniature satellite a year from now. It would be the first such launch by high school students in the U.S. The project is the brainchild Sosa and Freeze, who have gotten the interest and support of folks from NASA/JPL, local tech and communications firms, and seed money from Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

PHOTOS: Peyton Manning Goes to Disneyland


Denver Bronco’s quarterback Peyton Manning rides down Main Street USA with his twin children, Marshall and Mosley, during a parade to celebrate their Super Bowl win on Monday in Anaheim.

PHOTOS: Odyesso’s Big White Top goes up in Irvine

Workers raise a giant in preparation for Odysseo in Irvine. The tent, called The White Big Top, is 125 feet tall, higher than the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland which is 77 feet tall, and is about the size of a football field. The tent seats 2,000 people for the show, which combines equestrian arts and high-tech theatrical effects in live performance. The White Big Top is the largest traveling tent in the world.

PHOTO: Shelter from the Rain

In the shadows of the Big A, Michael Diehl keeps an eye on the rain from inside a tent along the banks of the Santa Ana River in Orange on Tuesday. Diehl said he's been homeless for six months - after exhausting savings on medical bills related to being shot in the head in 2009.

In the shadows of the Big A, Michael Diehl keeps an eye on the rain from inside a tent along the banks of the Santa Ana River in Orange on Tuesday. Diehl said he’s been homeless for six months – after exhausting savings on medical bills related to being shot in the head in 2009.

PHOTOS: Robber on the Run with Legless Girl’s Wheelchair

PHOTO: The Chinese Move In

Works grad land south of Glenn Ranch Road near Saddleback Ranch Road in Trabuco Canyon as seen from the Foothill Transportation Corridor (SR-241) on Wednesday. Lands Holdings Corporation recently purchased Portola Center South, a 569-home housing development in Portola Hills. The company is the newest homebuilding firm to locate into Orange County, moving its headquarters to Irvine last January. Landsea is a wholly owned subsidiary of a top 100 homebuilding firm in China, which is diversifying its holdings by expanding into the U.S. market.

Works grad land south of Glenn Ranch Road near Saddleback Ranch Road in Trabuco Canyon as seen from the Foothill Transportation Corridor (SR-241) on Wednesday. Lands Holdings Corporation recently purchased Portola Center South, a 569-home housing development in Portola Hills. The company is the newest homebuilding firm to locate into Orange County, moving its headquarters to Irvine last January. Landsea is a wholly owned subsidiary of a top 100 homebuilding firm in China, which is diversifying its holdings by expanding into the U.S. market.

PHOTO: Croquet on Turkey Day

Susan Sutter swings the mallet at Brookhurst Community Park on Monday in Anaheim. About 20 years ago, Sutter started the family tradition of playing croquet after Thanksgiving dinner. They ate at her Anaheim home then played down at Brookhurst Community Park. Her family has grown and gone different ways. This year she's eating with friends putting on dinner for those without relatives. Sutter is hoping to convince them all to play after dinner.

Susan Sutter swings the mallet at Brookhurst Community Park on Monday in Anaheim. About 20 years ago, Sutter started the family tradition of playing croquet after Thanksgiving dinner. They ate at her Anaheim home then played down at Brookhurst Community Park. Her family has grown and gone different ways. This year she’s eating with friends putting on dinner for those without relatives. Sutter is hoping to convince them all to play after dinner.

PHOTO: Kelly Thomas Case Settled

Ron Thomas closes his eyes during a press conference in Los Angeles while his attorney, Garo Mardirossian, left,  describes the beating his son took from Fullerton police officers The attorneys discussed Thomas’ settlement in the wrongful death case against the City of Fullerton, the Fullerton Police Department, and the Fullerton Police officers involved in the July 5, 2011 incident.

Ron Thomas closes his eyes during a press conference in Los Angeles while his attorney, Garo Mardirossian, left, describes the beating his son took from Fullerton police officers
The attorneys discussed Thomas’ settlement in the wrongful death case against the City of Fullerton, the Fullerton Police Department, and the Fullerton Police officers involved in the July 5, 2011 incident.