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.
3 days ago | DUI-yi-yi
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department DUI Taskforce holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday somewhere in San Clemente. That's not the only traffic safety operation deputies have set for today. A specialized M...
3 days ago | Court
Twenty-one doctors, two pharmacists, two business owners and a physician assistant have been charged in an alleged $40 million kickback scheme that affected 13,000 patients and rattled California's workers compensation insurance system, ...
4 days ago | Environment
The climate is so hot right now. No, not the weather outside—although a heatwave is forecast to arrive soon—but climate is hot as in a political issue, as witnessed by all the climate change deniers darkening the West Wing and all those fearful of...
4 days ago | Film and TV
Newport Beach Film Festival. Orange County's 18th-annual cinextravaganza kicks off with the opening-night film Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, followed by a lavish gala, then continues through the official closing-night picture, The E...
4 days ago | Crime-iny
One of two men stabbed at an apartment complex near The Shops at Mission Viejo Wednesday night has died, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The double stabbing happened before 9:10 p.m. in the 28000 block of Marguerite Parkway, w...
5 days ago | Court
Timothy Allen Wozniak, who pleaded guilty in December to being an accessory in the double murders committed by his brother, Death Row inmate Daniel Patrick Wozniak, was taken into custody for an alleged probation violation. Orange County Jail reco...