Moxley and Arellano at the OC Weekly are covering the latest set of layoffs at the Orange County Register here, here and here. By the end of today, we should have an idea who from their newsroom is leaving. So far, Gustavo has good-bye tweets from Sandy Coronilla, Laura Olson, Bruce Chambers, Keith Sharon and Kevin Sablan. More, possibly many, can be expected as these survivors of the January layoffs weigh their “buyout” options (as did senior sports guy T. J. Simers) or just bail as they might walk out with more today than later on when the Register finally closes the doors of the building they just sold.
Lost amidst the storm of recent news stories and blog posts over Matt “Jerbal” Cunningham‘s ignominious departure from the OC Parks Commission and his loss of a couple of low-six figure consulting contracts with the OCTA, was the blockbuster dropped by the OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley last week on Congressman Dana Rohrbacher’s Costa Mesa rental home: [Moxley Confidential] Congressman turned $1 million Costa Mesa home rental into pigsty. This story rivals the bad press that ruined former Long Beach Congresswoman Laura Richardson whose own adventures in real estate began with a trashed and unpaid-for Sacramento home which helped (along with re-districting) to end her sorry political career. Continue reading