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  • The luckiest day of Eddie Quiñonez's life just happened to arrive on a Friday the 13th. It was just after midnight in mid-October 2006, and Quiñonez, a former member of the... More >>

  • 1. WHO IS RYAN GETZLAF?Over the past couple of years, he has been one of the two or three best players in the NHL. Big, strong, skilled and smart, he has the kind of all-around game that draws... More >>

  • In a Newport Beach café not far from the little white house he rents in Newport Heights, Thomas "Randy" Orbach talks freely about a "crazy" time in his life. Online readers of the Weekly... More >>

  • Last spring, we published our inaugural People Issue, profiles of individuals who make Orange County amazing accompanied by fabulous portraits of our subjects. We thought it would be a one-off,... More >>

  • The phone rings and the caller I.D. contains the 714 area code Orange Countians know so well. But the friendly fellow on the line is not in his Anaheim birthplace, Orange hometown or anywhere in... More >>

  • Corky Nepomuneco doesn't like to talk about herself. She doesn't even care if people forget her last name. Nepomuneco only cares if you know about one thing: Fullerton. The quirky Filipina is the... More >>

  • If you are a killer who has eluded arrest, the two sentences you never want to hear are: "Hi, I'm Larry Montgomery, and I'm a cold-case investigator in the Orange County district attorney's... More >>

  • "The sound of a basketball bouncing in the gym early in the morning is spiritual for me," says Jamaal Diwan, imam of the Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI), and that quote alone shows that the... More >>

  • It should have run off upon seeing Trude Hurd, but there it stood, high in the Santa Ana Mountains at night, staring intensely at her. She slowly reached for her walkie-talkie to let a fellow... More >>

  • Sergio Contreras ran for a seat on the Westminster School District Board of Trustees twice before winning in 2004. Immediately, he found himself in charge of picking up the pieces of a district... More >>

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Eddie Quiñonez, Street Scholar Eddie Quiñonez, Street Scholar

The luckiest day of Eddie Quiñonez's life just happened to arrive on a Friday the 13th. It was just after midnight in mid-October 2006, and Quiñonez, a former member of… More >>

Timothy Busch Flays Away at the Gays—Unless They Pay Timothy Busch Flays Away at the Gays—Unless They Pay

On a brisk April evening in Santa Barbara, hundreds of LGBT activists and allies crowded under the lights of an artificial Paris, their party backdropped by a towering replica of… More >>

Is Orange County Jail a Pleasure Palace? Is Orange County Jail a Pleasure Palace?

Most of us can only imagine the horrors of jail life. It involves cramped living quarters, awful food, demanding guards, lack of sunlight and fresh air, deranged neighbors, zero liberty,… More >>

Cash-and-Carry Cop Cash-and-Carry Cop

Eight months into the sensational U.S. Department of Justice case against a Little Saigon loan-sharking operation that allegedly used a police officer as an enforcer, it's clear feisty defense lawyers… More >>

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