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  • 2010 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published January 15, 2009

    "Skitch in Time"

  • 2010 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published June 25, 2009

    "Pay for Play"

2008 Stories by Vickie Chang

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  • Ed McKie, 1958-2008

    published Oct 01, 2008

    The Weekly regrets to report that Ed McKie passed away in his sleep this past weekend from a heart attack. You may remember McKie from our July 31 cover story, "Metheds to His Madness," detailing Mc... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] The Return of Grunge Fashion

    published October 2, 2008

    Some are calling it LA grunge (don’t). Some are just calling it grunge. Most partakers, however, weren’t involved in this cyclic... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: New from Shu Uemura

    published Sep 30, 2008

    I've long been an inteeense fan of Shu Uemura's skin care line—I don't wear much makeup but I'll buy the hell out of some good face cream. And I don't care what clothes you wear or how much of that ... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Holistic Wisdom and Green Sex Toys

    published Sep 29, 2008

    It's not everyday one receives a press release on green sex toys in their inbox. Lisa S. Lawless, the CEO and founder of internet-based company Holistic Wisdom, Inc., has been pushing for an environm... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Digging for Thrift-Store Gold

    published September 25, 2008

    Never go thrifting with expectations. In fact, if I walk out with anything at all, I’m grateful.I was never any good at unearthing... More >>

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    The Women of the Long Beach Craft Mafia Know the Handmade Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    published September 25, 2008

    DIY Or DieThe women of the Long Beach Craft Mafia know that the handmade revolution will not be televised—it’ll be on... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Baby Wit!

    published Sep 23, 2008

    It's never too early to start raising your little anarchist. Baby Wit has been selling its unique range of baby and toddler clothing since 2003, with their offerings of Sonic Youth, Billy Bragg, Edgar... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] 'Gossip Girl' Prep-School Chic

    published September 18, 2008

    I don’t watch television. With no cable in the apartment I can barely afford, I can’t even watch what I hear are severely mediocre... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: High-Heeled Horror

    published Sep 16, 2008

    It's no secret that high heels are terrible for you and your feet—squishing your feet into a slanted position while keeping the toes up can cause your Achilles tendon to shorten, causing discomfort... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Affordable Faux-Leather Jackets!

    published September 11, 2008

    Now that the leather jacket has undergone what has to be its squillionth resurgence, it’s no longer all that difficult tracking one down,... More >>

  • The Dahlia Lady of Costa Mesa

    published Sep 09, 2008

    If you've visited Kean Coffee in Newport Beach (...but really Costa Mesa) in the last few months, you'll notice their abundance of beautiful, brightly colored, fresh-cut dahlias in all shapes and size... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Still Uggs

    published Sep 09, 2008

    Just when you thought it was over—or that it couldn't get any worse—Ugg releases its new line for Fall/Winter 2008. So other than the traditional sheepskin we're all too familiar with in the sho... More >>

  • Kaba Modern to Perform at the VMA Pre-Show

    published Sep 05, 2008

    Though UC Irvine-based hip-hop dance troupe only placed a disappointing third (when evvveryone knew they should have at least been second—c'mon America!) in the debut season of MTV's Best American ... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Harveys Takes Its Bags In a More Sophisticated Direction

    published September 4, 2008

    Santa Ana-based Harveys has long been known in the county and beyond for its sturdy seatbelt bags that come in a rainbow of colors and patterns... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: The Clothes that Got Me (You) Laid

    published Sep 02, 2008

    Taking a break from the usual format of a Because You're Ugly post, this week's offering is a mere link to a mere blog. It's called The Clothes that Got me Laid, and it's pretty funny. Peruse the ent... More >>

  • Poi-sed for Success

    published August 28, 2008

    Paula Fuga’s heartfelt voice has often been compared to Lauryn Hill’s—a melancholy soulful one so powerful, it’ll catch you... More >>

  • Matt Costa Releases Second Single

    published Aug 27, 2008

    The Malloys, the brotherly director-ly duo who've worked previously with artists like the Kooks, Jimmy Eat World, Cold War Kids, Santana, the White Stripes, Will Ferrell (?) and others, have teamed up... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Designer Richard Chai, the Latest to Take Part in Target's GO International Line

    published August 28, 2008

    Last week, Britain’s House of Lords released a report condemning the “fast fashion” mentality of High Street shops such as H&M,... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Cruelty-Free Leather Jackets

    published Aug 26, 2008

    Everyone's always looking for that perfect leather jacket—the one that doesn't look cheesy, too trendy or cost $800. Which is difficult enough in itself. Lofty boutiques and high-end shops like Barn... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: American Apparel Comes to SoBeCa

    published Aug 25, 2008

    The employees are pretty stand-offish and probably think they're too cool to get you a larger size or even too cool in general to be working in retail, but I can even admit that nothing really beats A... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: The Return of Hypercolor

    published Aug 20, 2008

    Aw, holy crap. Some things just remain better as a memory—re-reading that childhood favorite that just doesn't seem so magical anymore; re-watching episodes of whatever cartoon or sitcom that doesn'... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Goyard Tote Bags

    published August 21, 2008

    Let's talk about alternatives to that Louis Vuitton-monogram canvas bag you've been eyeing. You know, the one that 18 of your friends already... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Harveys

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Santa Ana-based Harveys has long been known in the county and beyond for their seat belt bags that come in a rainbow of colors and patterns (Weekly Associate Editor, Patty Marsters, owns about 80% of ... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Oversized Blazers and Built by Wendy

    published August 14, 2008

    All the magazines have been telling me since last fall that shoulder pads are in style again. I'm not so sure about that. As if the... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Blazers

    published Aug 12, 2008

    Good news for fall: It's safe to bring out all those blazers you bought in 2003—just don't pair them with designer "vintage" tees or band shirts anymore. While the classic fitted blazer is and alw... More >>

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