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.
5 hours ago | Crime-iny
A mother and son have been arrested in the murder of a 31-year-old woman in Garden Grove, but police add they have not yet apprehended the suspected 19-year-old shooter. "Garden Grove Police investigators developed information that lead to th...
17 hours ago | DUI-yi-yi
The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight. When? From 8 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday. Where? In the area of Culver Drive and Irvine Center Drive. This is the ninth in a series of 10 checkpoints that will be conducted ...
17 hours ago | Gimme That OC Religion
A religious pilgrimage that began at the U.S.-Mexico border—to raise awareness about families broken apart by deportation—stops in Costa Mesa tonight for a public rally. The El Camino del Inmigrante pilgrimage is scheduled to reach The Cross...
18 hours ago | Film and TV
A coming-of-age movie about twentysomethings set against the EDM world launches today on Netflix. The ensemble cast for XOXO includes Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, The Good Wife's Graham Phillips, Undateable's Chris D’Elia, Party Down's ...
1 day ago | Crime-iny
A shooting report early this morning sent Garden Grove police officers to a home in the 13600 block of Purdy Street, where they found a woman who had been shot to death in the front yard. The identity of the woman, who is believed to be in her lat...
1 day ago | Homicides
The Irvine Police Department believes a male shot and killed his mother and then himself Wednesday afternoon. Commander Mike Hallinan revealed yesterday that a death investigation was under way at a residence on Hexham in the Turtle Rock comm...