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.
11 hours ago | Court
Based on the description of the crime provided by prosecutors this afternoon, the reason for 38-year-old Alvaro Rios' murder sounds similar to that for 17-year-old Diego Gonzalez's slaying 13 years ago. Both Rios and Gonzalez were allegedly lured ...
20 hours ago | Court
This week brings three winners—if the allegations each face are true. One is a man accused of sexually assaulting two girls. Another allegedly molested a girl in 2007 but was not nabbed until after a police chase earlier this month. Then there is ...
3 days 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...
4 days 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...
4 days 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...
5 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...