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.
32 minutes 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...
46 minutes 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...
15 hours ago | Film and TV
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's documentary Tickled is so over-the-top and disturbing that I still wonder if it's all a put-on. It begins with Auckland, New Zealand-based journalist Farrier, who has built a career pursuing offbeat stories for tele...
22 hours ago | Gimme That OC Religion
Is the glass half empty or half full or, more appropriately, half Israeli or half Palestinian? Because, like everything else involving clashes between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine students on the campus of UC Irvine, the latest development is bein...
1 day ago | Bat Shit Nuts
I don't know what's more amazing: that it took the Weekly and Huntington Beach Police this long to get to the bottom of something, or that the craze at the center of it (Pokemon Go) has pretty much fizzled out in the meantime. In July, we were inf...
1 day ago | Film and TV
Citizen Soldier. It's the Orange County premiere of this feature about a group of soldiers in the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the "Thunderbirds," fighting in the most dangerous parts of ...