2012 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • The Hobbit

    published May 31, 2012

    Filmmaker Peter Jackson could have saved himself a lot of time and money by forgoing his long-winded adaption of The Lord of the Rings trilogy in... More >>

  • La Sera

    published July 12, 2012

    La Sera is the solo project of Vivian Girl Katy Goodman. Check out the video for her song "Real Boy/Drive On," which curiously switches between... More >>

  • Calls for Civilian Cop Oversight Continue In Fullerton

    published July 19, 2012

    You can't blame Cal State Fullerton student Maria Hernandez-Figueroa for being nervous in the conference room of the Fullerton Public Library... More >>

  • Fake Figures

    published July 12, 2012

    A quick peek at Fake Figures' Facebook page shows the Orange County band has been deemed buzzworthy by MTV. (That still exists?) It makes sense.... More >>

  • Fullerton PD Officer Joe Wolfe Beat Himself Off the Force in Kelly Thomas Killing

    Fullerton PD Officer Joe Wolfe Beat Himself Off the Force in Kelly Thomas Killing

    published Jul 17, 2012

    Cue the song "Kiss him Goodbye" by the band Steam: Nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, hey. The city of Fullerton announced today that Joe Wolfe, one of the six officers involved in the savage beating death... More >>

  • Mysteries of Huntington Beach: Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. and the Surf City Grave

    published Jul 15, 2012

    If you've ever had a chance to fill your tank at the Arco on Warner Avenue and Springdale Street in beautiful Surf City, you might be inclined to think the owners keep a small grave yard in the b... More >>

  • Ides of Gemini

    published July 5, 2012

    Top 40-emulating, with an upbeat sound. This phrase doesn't describe Los Angeles band Ides of Gemini. As the name suggests, their sound is epic... More >>

  • [UPDATED with DA Office Response:] John Huelsman, Stepfather of Kelly Thomas-Beating Jay Cicinelli, Says Fullerton Cop is "Sacrificial Lamb"

    published Jul 13, 2012

    Updated, with DA office response at the end of post.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 11, 3:30 P.M. John Huelsman, stepfather of one-eyed Fullerton cop Jay Cicinelli, sat down with Fox affiliate KTTV-TV Channe... More >>

  • Surprise, Surprise: Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli Plead Not Guilty in Beating Death of Kelly Thomas

    published Jul 13, 2012

    Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, the two officers charged in the beating death of unarmed Fullerton homeless man Kelly Thomas, entered pleas of not guilty at arraignment today. Ramos is charged with se... More >>

  • Fortunate Youth

    published July 5, 2012

    Continuing its quest to be the premier music venue in OC, the Observatory is stepping squarely on the toes of the House of Blues with tonight's... More >>

  • Deadbolt

    published July 5, 2012

    Hailing from San Diego Deadbolt is Deadbolt, the self described "Scariest Band in the World." This isn't just hyperbolic bluster. With their... More >>

  • Jayme Dee

    published July 5, 2012

    Jayme Dee traffics in the R & B pop of Adele or the late Amy Winehouse. Granted, her voice is ersatz compared to the greats, but the music is toe-... More >>

  • Art with an Agenda

    published July 5, 2012

    It's a sad truth about the human condition that sometimes it takes really bad things to happen before positive change can occur. Witness Kelly... More >>

  • Citizen Group Seeks Oversight of Fullerton PD

    published Jul 09, 2012

    On Wed., July 11 at 6:30 p.m. the Police Oversight Proposal Committee will deliver a presentation on methods of police oversight. The citizen group, comprised of roughly half a dozen local residents, ... More >>

  • Anaheim's Original Theme Park: Dutton's Jungle Gardens

    published Jul 09, 2012

    Before Anaheim was invaded by Disney rodents, a large theme park was drawing crowds of up to 30,000 guests a month. Instead of a mouse, the main attraction was a human-like chimpanzee. The year was 19... More >>

  • The Saints and Sinners

    published June 28, 2012

    Head down to the House of Blues and show your support for this year's Hootenanny battle of the bands finalists. The Saints and Sinners, who hail... More >>

  • My Superhero

    published June 28, 2012

    Go check out a show that hearkens back to simpler times: the 1990's. My Superhero was known for rocking the bouncy, poppy ska punk that grew a... More >>

  • Guttermouth

    published June 28, 2012

    You probably wouldn't figure a band that sings songs about barbecues and fast food chicken restaurants to experience much longevity. But Orange... More >>

  • Damage Inc.

    published June 28, 2012

    If you have a hankering to see the masters of metal but don't have the patience (or money) to wait for Metallica's next Irvine Meadows gig, you're... More >>

  • New Police Brutality Case in Costa Mesa Today?

    published Jul 02, 2012

    A witness to a Costa Mesa arrest that occurred this afternoon on 17th Street between Newport and Orange avenues contacted the Weekly alleging a brutal confrontation between police and an unidenti... More >>

  • The Delorean's Orange County Roots

    published Jul 02, 2012

    Back when a 56 year-old entrepreneur named John Z. Delorean first introduced drivers to his avian-emulating automotive creation, the world was a different place. The year was 1981 and Coke was it. In ... More >>

  • Aaron Watson

    published June 21, 2012

    Though he hails from Texas, country singer Aaron Watson should be right at home in the land of citrus. His booze-themed lyrical material pays... More >>

  • Matt Skiba & the Secrets

    published June 21, 2012

    Calling all fans of Chicago band Alkaline Trio. The band's frontman, punk rock crooner Matt Skiba, will be appearing at the Glasshouse with his... More >>

  • Death on Wednesday

    published June 21, 2012

    Though Death on Wednesday traffics in standard power chord pop punk, they have at least one saving grace in the way of their vocals. Nate Lawler,... More >>

  • Magic Wands

    published June 21, 2012

    It seems like modern music has made a significant return to the '80s as of late. Los Angeles band Magic Wands demonstrates this trend with a sound... More >>

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