Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before "graduating" to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper's first calendar editor. He has contributed as a freelance editor and writer to several publications and been the subject of or featured in several reports online, in print and on the radio and television. One of countless times he returned to his Costa Mesa, CA, home with a bounty of awards from a journalism competition, his wife told him to take out the trash.
23 hours ago | Crime-iny
Five South County residents were arrested today on suspicion of murder and conspiracy in the stabbing death of a Perris man found dead at the end of Trabuco Creek Road in San Juan Capistrano on July 13, the sheriff's department announced. The...
1 day ago | Court
A claim filed against the California Highway Patrol states Pedro Erick Villanueva drove his red Chevrolet Silverado truck 2 to 4 mph in the direction of undercover officers who never identified themselves before gunning down the 19-year-old i...
1 day ago | DUI-yi-yi
Orange County's three largest cities run DUI checkpoints tonight, and each corresponding police agency is providing the location of their operation. The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit conducts its DUI/drivers license checkpoint in the area...
2 days ago | Court
Bystanders were mortified on March 9, 2013, when in broad daylight they watched a man chase, catch, punch and stab another fellow in the chest on busy South Main Street in Santa Ana, where the victim darted across the street, collapsed and died. T...
2 days ago | Politics
Showing Up for Racial Justice is among the groups that got protesters out to Anaheim Police headquarters to seek the release of those who fought with KKK members on Feb. 27 as well as to Donald Trump's April 29 rally in Costa Mesa. Sabrina van Eng...
2 days ago | Film and TV
Having watched CNN daily from the time Donald Trump was considered a stunt candidate through this week's GOP convention in Cleveland, I thought the network Ted Turner founded was the unofficial Donald Trump channel. Seriously, some enterprising jo...