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.
Dr. Long Pham, a Republican candidate for the 34th State Senate District, has responded to OC Register reporter Martin Wisckol’s blatant attempt at character assassination, which was published today. Wisckol passed on a heap of garbage that many think originated from the campaign of Pham’s Republican opponent, perpetually corrupt OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen.
Here is Pham’s answer to Wisckol:
Long Pham Yes, I am the victim of “character assassination” by the friends of Janet Nguyen because my Republican opponent could not respond to her alleged corruption charges by the Grand Jury and by the CMS; and could not identify any wrong doing against my solid records in both public and private services. The following email was sent to Martin Wisckol of the OC Register at 12:04PM on Sunday 4/20/2014.
Dear Mr. Wisckol,
Thank you for your call and the question you asked regarding Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s personal attack on my doctoral degree. Since our telephone conversation may have left some questions unanswered, I like to share the following: Continue reading
OC Register political reporter Martin Wisckol is at it again. This time he is going after Long Pham, a Republican candidate for the 34th State Senate District. Wisckol wrote this in his latest post, “Pham runs for office nearly every election. The Fountain Valley resident, has won once out of nine tries, a four-year term on the Orange County Department of Education Board in 2008. When he filled out the Register’s voters guide for his failed 2006 bid for state Assembly, he wrote that his Ph.D. came from Madison University.”
Pham runs for office nearly every election? Couldn’t you say that about OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen too? She is also a candidate for the 34th and has been perpetually in office for years, since getting elected to the Garden Grove City Council in 2004. Don’t forget that previous to her election Nguyen worked for two OC Supervisors – marking her time in politics a lengthy span indeed. Continue reading
Remember the date — March 18, 2014 — the day Orange County Register sold out and abandoned its LONG-held Libertarian traditions established by its founder Raymond C. Hoiles generations ago. The Hoiles family sold Freedom Communications and the Register to two journalism novices in 2012.
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Martin Wisckol, the OC Register’s elder political reporter, “caught up” with washed-up, former Assemblyman, former Supervisor and former Fullerton Councilman Chris Norby today. It’s outside the paywall here: Chris Norby ‘won’t rule out’ run in 2014.