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.
1 day ago | DUI-yi-yi
You may be starting a long holiday weekend of celebrating, but Orange County cops today begin a long weekend dedicated to those who over-celebrate and then try to drive. With a motorcycle safety operation thrown in for good measure. First, DUI sat...
2 days ago | Breaking News
Two students have been arrested for allegedly plotting to shoot up and blow up Savanna High School, according to the Anaheim Police Department. School administrators contacted the police department early this morning after learning of the thr...
2 days ago | Film and TV
George Lazenby is elevated from trivia-contest answer and crossword-puzzle solution in Josh Greenbaum's amusing documentary Becoming Bond. Now 77, Lazenby engagingly explains to the camera his incredible rise from an Australian family that lived p...
2 days ago | Longform
This article features contributions from Gustavo Arellano, Paul Brennan, Anthony Pignataro, Nick Schou, Will Swaim and most especially R. Scott Moxley. We here at OC Weekly really get a chuckle out of newfound rabble-rousers who have suddenly "dis...
3 days ago | Crime-iny
The Santa Ana Police Department is looking for a real asshole, not to lead the department but to arrest for destroying a store, terrorizing a female clerk and road raging a lady driver. Officers were sent to the Chevron gas station in the 210...
3 days ago | Film and TV
Long Strange Trip: Grateful Dead Documentary. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese (The Last Waltz), Long Strange Trip explores the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation and uncompromis...