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.
18 hours ago | Anacrime
Leave town for 10 days and come back to find multiple Orange Countians have been murdered. The most recent victim was Israel Corpus, who was shot the death Sunday afternoon in Tustin. That city's police department was called just before 4 p.m. abo...
1 day ago | Doctor's Orders
An internal medicine physician has had his medical license placed on probation by the state for 35 months due to “repeated negligent acts” with a patient who died of a methadone overdose. The Medical Board of California, which put Dr. Hai Hoang Ph...
2 days ago | Bat Shit Nuts
The woman who was falsely accused of stalking, harassing and nearly arranging the rape of her ex-fiancé’s wife—when the threats were, according to law enforcement, really concocted by the ex-fiancé’s wife—is suing the couple as well as the city of...
2 days ago | Court
A family is suing an Anaheim hotel over the death of a 3-year-old girl who fell off a fifth-floor balcony during a Disneyland trip. Stephanie Martinez died at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange about an hour after the 6:35 p.m. July 18, 2015, acci...
2 days ago | Doctor's Orders
When we reported last year that Dr. Dinh Truong Nguyen had restrictions placed on his Garden Grove practice by the Medical Board of California, which also ordered the family medicine specialist to get substance-abuse help, we noted that public doc...
3 days ago | Film and TV
The LEGO Batman Movie. Those damn plastic pieces you step on in the dark are animated for a story about the caped crusader (voiced by Will Arnett) having to lighten up and work with others if he is going to save the city from the Joker (Zach Galif...