Monthly Archives: May 2016

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.