Peter David Nitschke, Ex-Attorney, Church Leader and Admitted Embezzler, Gets 12 Years

Courtesy of Irvine Police Department
Peter David Nitschke
A suspended Newport Beach attorney and church president was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims, including two elderly sisters he met at church, offered to assist with finances and promptly embezzled more than $720,000 from their trust account.

The judge also ordered 47-year-old Peter David Nitschke to pay about $1.1 million in restitution.

Two of Nitschke's victims told the court today about the financial, physical, physiological and medical damage they suffered.

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Heather Dubrow of Real Housewives "is a Bad Reality TV Jew:" Jewish Journal Columnist

Heather Dubrow, reinforcing a Jewish stereotype by talking with her hands. (Or is that Italians?)

A columnist for a Jewish site says Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Heather Dubrow "is a bad reality TV Jew."

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Go Godless? Atheists, Nontheists, Freethinkers Set Orange County's First Sunday Assembly

Orange County Freethought Alliance
Freethinkers unite! And they invite other followers (non-followers?) to join them Sundays.
The Freethought Alliance--a coalition of 28 Orange County secular organizations--on May 4 hosts the county's first Sunday Assembly, " a godless congregation that celebrates life."

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Boomers! in Irvine Blasted for Two Incidents Involving Muslim Kids at Go-Karts: Update

See the update at the end of this post on two of the incidents involving Irvine's Boomers! and the company's response.
Boomers! has amusement parks in Irvine and Fountain Valley.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 29, 7:03 A.M.: The refusal of Boomers! amusement parks to allow religious head coverings on attendees who want to ride go-karts is spurring multiple complaints to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, it will be announced this morning at the offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Anaheim and Santa Clara.

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Gustavo's Latest KCRW "Orange County Line": On Rick Warren Going Hollywood!

Bonus points for you heathens who remember for what article we mocked up this image...
Rick Warren is many things, but I've never thought him to be a thin-skinned diva. So if he listens to the liberal media (I know he enjoys the mirth of this infernal rag), he'll no doubt appreciate the skepticism I have toward Saddleback Church's move to save souls at the Hollywood Palladium every Sunday, a move I talked about with KCRW-FM 89.9 on my weekly "Orange County Line" commentary.

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Attention, Target Mission Viejo Shoppers: Pets Are Delicious Meat!

Dog spelled backwards?
Shoppers at the Mission Viejo Target store got an eyeful recently thanks to a minivan in the parking lot with this message on the back window:

"Pets are delicious meat."

Actually, it really comes down to the sauce but ... I mean ... along the back bumper was the answer to readers' obvious WTF? question:

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Kyle Firstenberg, Mars Hill's Ex-OC Leader, Says Church Knew Santa Ana Location was Bad

When Mars Hill Church was having zoning problems in Santa Ana in 2012, church leaders told members of the Orange County media--including OC Weekly--that the congregation may have been the subject of religious discrimination.

But the head pastor at the time now says it was all a big lie and that his bosses and elders in Seattle knew early on they'd leased a building--then the rock club The Galaxy, now the rock club The Observatory--that was not zoned for a church.

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State and Hoag Hospital Reach Abortion Pact

NOT one of the options to seek the procedure elsewhere.
The state of California and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have reached an agreement that allows the Newport Beach medical center to continue refusing to perform elective abortions so long as patients are given options to seek the procedure elsewhere.

The pact was necessitated after Hoag changed its abortion policy in the wake of partnering with St. Joseph Health System, a Roman Catholic organization, to create the countywide Covenant Health Network.

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Alice in Arabia Cancellation Before It Starts by ABC Family Cheered by CAIR-LA: Update

See the update at the end of this post on CAIR-LA welcoming ABC Family's decision to cancel production of Alice in Arabia.

ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 20, 7:33 A.M.: When ABC Family announced a new addition to its lineup, the Greater Los Angeles-Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) in Anaheim sprang into action, not to see if their cable television grid includes the channel but to arrange a meeting with network executives.

Muslim and Arab-American community leaders want to discuss their concerns about potential stereotyping in the pilot for the new series called Alice in Arabia (think Wonderland but much hotter).

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Who's Orly Taitz Chumming With Now? Pastor with "Jesus Would Stone Homos" Church Sign

Orly Taitz is so proud of being on The Manning Report, the online series of chief pastor at ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City James David Manning, that the Rancho Santa Margarita lawyer/dentist/real-estate saleslady/Birfer Queen/mad matryoshka model posted the video above on

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