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  • Jail Deputies Officially Off the Hook for Bloodiest Jail Murder in County History

    published Mar 07, 2008

    At a press conference this afternoon at the District Attorney's headquarters in Santa Ana, DA Tony Rackauckas announced that a nine-month grand jury investigation by his agency failed to uncover any e... More >>

  • Squeeze OC R.I.P. Part Two

    published Mar 04, 2008

    The Orange County Register's ill-starred Squeeze OC, a faux alternative weekly that, in the words of Weekly managing editor Rich Kane "only retarded frat boys could love," just died its second death. ... More >>

  • Little Saigon’s Nguoi Viet Daily News Earns Anti-Commie Wrath—Again

    published February 28, 2008

    These Colors Don't Wash Feet Little Saigon's Nguoi Viet Daily News earns anti-commie... More >>

  • OC Register Death Watch Part Three

    published Feb 26, 2008

    It's been just over a week since I wrote that the Orange County Register is in content-sharing talks with Dean Singleton's MediaNews Inc. and a week since Register publisher Terry Horne told one of hi... More >>

  • The Kid Is Dead: Arthur Carmona, 1982-2008

    published February 21, 2008

    As a journalist who played an admittedly minor role in getting Arthur Carmona out of prison—it was Los Angeles Times columnist... More >>

  • OC Register Death Watch Part Two

    published Feb 20, 2008

    Last week, I reported that the Orange County Register is in secret talks with Dean Singleton, owner of the Denver-based MediaNews Inc. and an all-around Darth Vader of daily news--he bought and all bu... More >>

  • Arthur Carmona R.I.P.

    published Feb 18, 2008

    Arthur Carmona, the 16-year-old kid who was wrongfully arrested, prosecuted and convicted of robbing an Irvine juice shop ten years ago, is dead. Somebody--witnesses claim he was an angry guy who pic... More >>

  • Goat Boy Gone?

    published Feb 14, 2008

    NB_C News is reporting that Goat Boy, Orange County's favorite terrorist nutball, seems to have disappeared. Goat Boy would bed Adam Yahiye Gadahn, the former death-metal fan turned Muslim convert wh... More >>

  • How Robert Zilliott's alcohol-monitoring anklet led to a painful run-in with Laguna Beach cops

    published February 14, 2008

    A Bad Break Robert Zilliott's drinking problem had cost him nearly everything. But he was stone-cold sober when a Laguna Beach... More >>

  • The Register in talks with MediaNews about sharing content

    published February 14, 2008

    Singletoned Out? The Register is abuzz with talk of a proposed content-sharing deal with the cost-cutting MediaNews... More >>

  • Chem Trails!!!

    published Jan 31, 2008

    We got a telephone call today from a woman telling us that slender, silver-colored jet aircraft were flying back and forth in the heavens, leaving white smoke trails in their wake. These trails, she a... More >>

  • Tase Me, Bro!

    published Jan 30, 2008

    With the all the layoffs and cutbacks going on at the Orange County Register, it's nice to know that one thing hasn't changed: the crazy shit being written by Gordon "Boot-Licker" Dillow, whose love f... More >>

  • Tased and Confused

    published Jan 25, 2008

    Tony Saavedra and Norberto Santana, Jr. at the Orange County Register had an interesting article today about how Orange County Sheriff's Deputies routinely use Tasers on handcuffed jail inmates. Imag... More >>

  • Classic Schlock

    published January 10, 2008

    Back in the day, REO Speedwagon could fill an entire stadium with lighter-waving, mullet-haired fans. That was a couple of decades ago, and the... More >>

  • Nguyen vs. Nguyen: Janet Wins!

    published Jan 17, 2008

    Ok, so the timing sort of sucks for us, since we'd have liked to include the information in our story, but it's good news for Janet Nguyen: the California Court of Appeals ruled today, the same day ou... More >>

  • Rocco Recall Documentary Hits the Internets

    published Jan 16, 2008

    Chapman University political science professor Fred Smoller has been fascinated by the spectacular rise to power of Steve Rocco, the wacky Orange Unified School District trustee, ever since Rocco won ... More >>

  • Dammit, Janet!

    published January 17, 2008

    Janet Nguyen's smile stretches across her broad, oval-shaped face as she hunches forward in her trademark blue blouse and black pantsuit, one... More >>

  • Snoopermarkets?

    published Jan 10, 2008

    In an interview with MTV, famed Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg shared a few of his New Year's resolutions with the kids. No, he's not talking about leaving his weapons and/or marijuana at home before he... More >>

  • SCOWL Part 2: More Layoffs at the Register!

    published Jan 08, 2008

    The Orange County Register is apparently running a story tomorrow saying that 25 people are being laid off from the paper in just the latest downsizing by Freedom Communications and its corporate inve... More >>

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