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.
24 hours ago | Film and TV
Clueless. I'd wager this "Date Night at the Frida" movie from 1995 features the best performance by Alicia Silverstone so far. She plays rich, shallow Beverly Hills High School student Cher, who gives a klutzy new girl (Brittany Murphy) a makeover...
1 day ago | DUI-yi-yi
The Santa Ana Police Department is getting a jump on turkey weekend by holding a DUI/drivers license checkpoint tonight from 7:30 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. The location? In the area of 1000 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, according to police. All vehicle...
1 day ago | Columns
RUFF TRADE 4Life Animal Rescue's Bark Fest fundraising event Nov. 12 in the back lot of Pet Hospital in Orange raised enough money to cover medical needs for current and future rescue animals, including the $900 in surgery costs for Diego, an Amer...
2 days ago | Homicides
Two brothers found shot to death in their Huntington Beach apartment Sunday may have died in a murder-suicide, according to police. The possibility of an accidental fatal shooting and suicide is also being investigated, says Officer Angela Bennett...
4 days ago | Court
A 44-year-old former teacher and Jehovah’s Witness church elder copped to sexually assaulting one of his 13-year-old boy students. Police are searching for a man who groped a girl as she was walking home from a Huntington Beach middle school. Jaso...