Orange County Register: A tip-of-the-knit cap back at the Reggie, for acknowledging Weekly news breaker R. Scott Moxley's 2001 cover story on a nurse's allegations that famed Dr. Steven Kooshian dispensed watered-down AIDS meds. At the time, Kooshian, other media and Orange County's gay community tried to discredit Moxley's investigastion. When will they ever learn? As the Reg reports today, Kooshian pleaded guilty to multiple counts of health-care fraud and lying to investigators. Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grouse, whose White House-with-a-watermelon-patch email drew calls of racism, says he will resign. A confused public reacts: Los Alamitos has a mayor? . . . Mickadeit: I took jewelry over to one of those cash-for-gold outfits for "Aunt K." So that's what he's calling his cigar-with-heroin-chaser habit. . . . Lanser: OC new-home sales run 87 percent below average. Ouch.
Los Angeles Times: A not-as-enthusiastic tip-of-the-knit cap back at the Times, for acknowledging Weekly news breaker R. Scott Moxley's 2001 cover story on a nurse's allegations that famed Dr. Steven Kooshian dispensed watered-down AIDS meds. Unlike the Reggie, the Times failed to link to Moxley's piece. Parsons: Columnist the Weekly once dubbed the best journalist in Orange County to readers: buh-bye. He'll now be just another California section writer. The Coen Brothers have created an ad that ridicules "clean coal." President Obama set an August 2010 deadline for most U.S. military forces to pull out of Iraq. In a related story, U.S. Military Forces Airlines schedules a buttload of flights from Iraq to Afghanistan.