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.
7 hours ago | Bat Shit Nuts
The Weekly recently reported that diabolical drug planting ex-lawyers Kent and Jill Easter were poised to screw over PTA mom Kelli Peters yet again. That notion was further cemented during the opening of the trial in Peters' lawsuit against the fo...
13 hours ago | Bat Shit Nuts
A 55-year-old woman was arrested at her Anaheim home today for allegedly robbing two Garden Grove banks with a fake Star Trek gun. "But I thought they used phasers, not guns, on Star Trek," says a geek or nerd in the back (I don't judge). Just go ...
14 hours ago | Gimme That OC Religion
Backyard Skeptics, a group of Orange Countians going to neither heaven nor hell because their don't believe in either, is holding a press conference in Santa Ana this afternoon to unveil their "Godless Valentine's Day" billboard. The 48-x14-foot b...
14 hours ago | Crime-iny
An unarmed 22-year-old Anaheim man was shot dead early Tuesday by a police officer in that city. The deceased was Gustavo Najera, according to the Orange County sheriff-coroner. Anaheim Police dispatch received a call about a disturbance at an apa...
14 hours ago | Court
Chinese birth tourism attorney Ken Zhiyi Liang was sentenced in federal court in Santa Ana this week to 21 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford listened to about 3 1/2 hours of wiretap recordings of Liang before findi...
2 days ago | Court
A state appeals court panel recently reversed a second-degree murder conviction for a 22-year-old man charged in the gang-related shooting of a Garden Grove 20-year-old nearly six years ago. The Fourth District Court of Appeal panel foun...