A joint task force between the Orange County District Attorney’s office and federal law enforcement agencies aimed at cracking down on local political corruption fell apart last year, after years of festering distrust between local and federal officials, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.
Walt Disney Company officials Tuesday lifted their ban on Los Angeles Times access to early movie screenings following intense pushback from movie critics around the country, many of whom vowed not to write about Disney movies until the ban was lifted.
Walt Disney Corp. officials, upset at a Los Angeles Times series about their business deals with the city of Anaheim and election spending for the city’s top decision-makers, have banned the newspaper from advance press screenings of its movies.
The Orange County Bar Association weighs in on reports that the District Attorney’s Office has systematically steered cases away from Thomas Goethals since he convened a hearing on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.
The State Bar of California said its decision to fire former state Sen. Joe Dunn from his position atop the organization came after multiple complaints from high-level employees and an independent investigation.
In a highly unusual deal, the county’s largest media company is poised to be the city’s agent as it pursues a naming rights contract for its nearly $200-million transportation hub. “Mind-boggling,” says one media ethics expert.