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.
6 hours ago | DUI-yi-yi
The Garden Grove Police Department's Traffic Unit holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. The agency is not disclosing the exact location within city limits of the operation. Wherever it is, GGPD of...
7 hours ago | Chain Reactions
Left Coast Brewery, makers of Voo Doo American stout, Trestles American IPA and the oh-so-happy-to-be-hoppy Hop Juice double IPA, routinely partners with other brewers for special one-off ales. Witness this year's collaborations with fellow San Cl...
8 hours ago | Court
A parole agent has a court date pending after being arrested for using California prison funds to buy a parolee's prescription hydrocodone pills. Scott Patric Keblis, 49, of Chino, is charged with one felony count of embezzlement by a public ...
1 day ago | Kabob County Chronicles
At the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, 2015—or 55 years to the day after someone very near and very dear to me was born in nearby St. Bernadine Hospital—14 people were killed and 22 were injured in a terror attack perpetrated b...
1 day ago | Crime-iny
With the case against a Santa Ana man accused of impersonating a federal immigration enforcer to squeeze money out of woman bouncing from the Placentia Police Department to the U.S. Attorney’s office, local cops and Immigration and Customs Enforce...
2 days ago | Film and TV
2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour. It's a 95-minute program of eight short films selected from this year's festival in Park City, Utah. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 28, 6 & 8 p.m. $...