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.
22 hours 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...
22 hours ago | Cha-Ching!
A federal jury convicted a Huntington Beach man for leading a “builder bailout” real estate scheme that resulted in the fraudulent purchase of more than 100 condos around the country with mortgages that mostly went into default, resulting in forec...
23 hours ago | Court
A former assistant at Shekinah Fellowship was convicted Monday of molesting two girls who were under the age of 14 and that he had met through families who attended the Lake Forest church. Branden Edward Shumate had pleaded not guilty to thre...
2 days 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...
2 days ago | Ride Me
It wasn't all the recent commercials on Southern California television about skiing, boarding and otherwise adventuring in Utah that sent me to the Beehive State's southern territory for five days in January but an invitation from Ski Utah pals I ...
5 days ago | Court
A supporter of Janet Nguyen's 2012 run for an Orange County Board of Supervisors seat pleaded guilty today to illegally reimbursing her contributors more than $13,000 and was immediately sentenced. Son Truong Nguyen, 39, of Fountain Vall...