9 days ago | Court
Sometime before dawn on Jan. 22, three inmates stood on the roof of the Orange County Central Men's Jail in downtown Santa Ana. At some previous time—the exact moment is unclear—they had cut their way through a thin metal screen on the wall of the...
16 days ago | Crime-iny
British journalist Ioan Grillo, author of the definitive history of the Mexican cartels, El Narco, has covered crime in Mexico since 2001. His reporting for that book took him to countless urban crime scenes and remote massacre sites, not to menti...
22 days ago | Crime-iny
There's been a lot of interesting reactions to Sean Penn's goliath, 10,000-plus word gonzo feature story for Rolling Stone magazine about his secret meeting last year with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Titled "Chapo Speaks," Penn's ...
2 months ago | Marijuana
It was approximately 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 when four shots rang out in the parking lot in front of Orange County's first city-licensed medical-marijuana dispensary. The victim, a manager of South Coast Safe Access, located in the 1900 block of Warne...
3 months ago | Little Saigon Follies
Longtime readers of OC Weekly may remember our 1999 expose on the Vietnamese Organization to Exterminate Communists and Restore the Nation (VOECRN). Based on highly-redacted FBI files, the story explored a series of still-unsolved murders of Vietn...
4 months ago | Bong Blotter
Santa Ana police officers raided the Sky High Holistic Collective early yesterday morning and red-tagged the building, according to activist Marla James. Although no arrests were made because the dispensary was closed, police confiscated several p...