LB City College's Hell-Raising Student Trustee
By LP Hastings
SoCal Police's Blood Money
By Michael Goldstein
OC Skinhead: Black Deputy Gave Me STD!
By R. Scott Moxley
Disney, Meet "Muerto Mouse"!
By Gustavo Arellano
Disney to No Longer Seek to Trademark "Dia de los Muertos"
5 Dirtiest Orange County Places
By Matt Coker
Free Syrian Army: How to Not Help
By Nick Schou
The Return of the Natives
By Bethania Palma Markus
4.5 million years BC
Swirling dust and crap from the Big Bang form the Earth.
Man appears. Nothing to read.
After a bunch of wars and stuff, rampant demand for something to read is finally satiated when three guys—including potty-mouthed novelist Norman Mailer—launch the Village Voice.
Will Swaim is born in Los Angeles. Lacking pacifiers, the nurse hands him a poison pen to suck on.
Carter Burden buys the Voice. Swaim, now in Orange County, loses the last of his baby teeth after he pokes an older kid in the eye and calls him a "bourgeois bastard."
Clay Felker buys the Voice. Swaim misses the season finale of the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour as he keeps re-reading the best part of Malthus' Essay on Population.
As the smash Star Wars makes motion-picture history, the inspiration for Darth Vader, Rupert Murdoch, buys the Voicein a fire sale.
Jay Levin launches LA Weekly out of a rented bungalow on Sunset Boulevard. Mission Viejo High grad Swaim enters USC as part of the Young Commies for Christ student exchange program.
Cat-box kingpin Leonard Stern parts with $55 million of his Hartz Mountain Co. bazillions to buy the Voice from the inspiration for Dr. Evil, Murdoch.
Swaim and Nathan Callahan debut The County. Brash, muckraking and hysterical, The County is just what Orange County needs.
Mike Sigman is promoted to publisher of LA Weekly. His plot to start an OC Weekly is foiled when his board of directors decides to sell LA Weekly.
While doodling differing variations of "Kill Me" on his notepad at Entrepreneur magazine, Swaim gets a call that will change his life: "Wanna be editor of OC Weekly?"
Steve Lowery, who'd been with the Weekly since Issue No. 1, departs for the big bucks at the LA paper owned by Stern Publishing arch nemesis, the New Times. Fuckin' traitor.
Jim Washburn's infamous Lost in OC column that features weights swinging from his dick appears. Jealous staffers marvel at his ability to type stories while juggling oranges across the room.
A photo of Dan Quayle posing with a copy of OC Weekly runs. We were as shocked as you were.
Exhausted staffers are collapsed on the office floor by the time trucks deliver our first "Best of OC" issue.
Lowery returns to the Weekly with horror stories about the New Times. Welcome back, buddy!
Washburn writes his farewell Lost in OC column. He informs readers he's off to write a book.
National advertising in alternative newspapers reaches $50 million. Everyone at the Weekly demands a raise.
The book's done; Washburn returns.
Saying that his children do not want to own it after him, Stern sells his alterna-paper chain for about $150 million to a Canadian investment group. Or are they Dutch? We can never keep it straight.
Exhausted staffers are collapsed on the office floor by the time trucks deliver this special fifth-anniversary issue.
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