Come to Chapman for the Bell Scandal, Stay for Shots at/of "Jabba the Corrupt" Robert Rizzo

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Huntington Beach Police Department
All hail Jabba the Corrupt.
Chapman University's announcement that it will be presenting a day-long conference in February examining the City of Bell scandal is not the exciting part, although I'm sure a good time will be had by all.

No, the bestest of the bestest about this is we get to once again break out our police mugshot of Robert Rizzo, the former Bell city administrator who was living in Huntington Beach when he became the national poster child for greedy public servants run amok.

Then-Los Angeles County District Attorney Steven L. Cooley called the Bell scandal "corruption on steroids," which must mean steroids are fattening considering Jabba the Corrupt's lovely image.

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Eve Himmelheber and Evelyn Carol Case Sue CSUF for Alleged Gender Discrimination

Categories: Court, School Daze

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Eve Himmelheber sings "Send in the Clowns" at a September 2013 concert. She's sending in the lawyers now.
Two instructors from the Department of Theater and Dance have filed gender discrimination lawsuits against Cal State Fullerton in Orange County Superior Court. Eve Himmelheber and Evelyn Carol Case allege they unjustly earn less pay than male instructors with similar jobs and experience.

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Doctors, DMV Cleared Gerald Douglas Rupple to Drive Before School Bus Crash: His Lawyer

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Prosecutors say a driver of one of these lied about his medical condition.
UPDATE, JAN. 23, 6 A.M.: Former Orange Unified School District bus driver Gerald Douglas Rupple pleaded not guilty this week to child abuse, child endangerment and perjury counts related to an April 24, 2014, crash in Anaheim Hills that left four students with significant injures such as broken bones, bleeding on the brain, a shattered spine and a toe amputation. The 25-year-old also denied four sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury.

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2 More Orange County Measles Cases; 59 in State with 42 Linked to Disney Resorts: Update

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A boy after three days with a measles rash. This photo was created in 1963.
UPDATE NO. 6, JAN. 21, 3:58 P.M.: On the same day Orange County health officials revealed there are now two more cases of measles in the county, state health officials announced at a press conference there have been 59 confirmed cases in California since December, which 42 of them linked to initial exposure at Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure.

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Teacher Christopher Millette Charged for Sex Acts with Girl Relative Under 10: Update

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Courtesy of Fullerton Police Department
Christopher Millette teaches at Valadez Middle School.
UPDATE, JAN. 21, 1:23 P.M.: Placentia teacher Christopher Millette is due in court Thursday to face one count of oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 years old or younger, two counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child younger than 14 and a sentence-enhancing allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child--in this case a girl under 10 he is related to.

But prosecutors also say they fear the 36-year-old may have preyed on other children. Under the current counts Millette faces up to 19 years to life in prison if convicted, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

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Cypress College Moves on to Better Place With Early Nod for 4-Year Mortuary Science Degrees

Categories: School Daze

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My ride's here.
Cypress College must've slayed it with state reviewers because the community college received initial approval Tuesday to offer four-year bachelor degrees in mortuary science.

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Anyone Else Have Lumps in Their Throats Over Valley Vista High's New Bulletproof Entries?

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YouTube/Safer Schools for America
Don't forget your visitor pass.
I distinctly recall at age 11 or so having a Little League baseball game canceled due to smog, "Geez, adults, how did you let this happen?" I thought to myself. "They even sing in the TV commercials, 'Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.' This is the national pastime, childhood innocence and my flippin' lungs you're messing with."

OK, so I was a strange kid (hold your applause), but I wonder how many students felt the same way as Valley Vista Continuation High School in Fountain Valley was donated a bulletproof school entry system this week.

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Police Find No Bomb So Long Beach City College Classes Resume: Update

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lbcc.edu
Long Beach City College dealt with a bomb scare this morning.
UPDATE, JAN. 15, 12:44 P.M.: No bomb was found at Long Beach City College so classes will resume at 2 p.m., the police department announced.

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Foothill High Principal Apologizes for #CHUNTI Sign Held During Basketball Game: UPDATE

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Gracias, source!
#CHUNTI sign front and center, in a sea of Foothill white

UPDATE #1, JAN. 9, 12:31 P.M. Foothill High principal Nick Stephany just issued an apology for a student holding up a sign that said #CHUNTI during last Wednesday's home game against bitter rival Tustin High, in a story that's already getting Foothill kids hella pissed.


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Meet 32 of Your OC Friends and Fraudsters

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Photo by flickr user Bart
Does he look like he's made of money?
What's that neighbor of yours up to, I mean really? Can we ever know? Well, in the case of the following 32 Orange County neighbors, we now know they've been up to stealing and embezzling and frauding buttloads and buttloads of moolah.

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