News Features

  • 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 >>

  • Hieu Nguyen and Joee Truong have barely known each other for a year, but they act as if they've grown up together. Sitting side by side at a table and surrounded by bánh cánh and... More >>

From the Print Edition

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 >>

Fifteen Things You Didn't Know About Ryan Getzlaf Fifteen Things You Didn't Know About Ryan Getzlaf

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… More >>

Fred Ross Was Orange County's Loss—But César Chávez's Gain Fred Ross Was Orange County's Loss—But César Chávez's Gain

Fred Ross Sr. is one of the most influential Californians no one has ever heard of, a Johnny Appleseed of the state's civil rights movement whose influence is still felt… More >>

Former Millionaire Randy Orbach Says His Nonprofit Will Help Fellow Convicts Find a Job After Prison Former Millionaire Randy Orbach Says His Nonprofit Will Help Fellow Convicts Find a Job After Prison

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… More >>

OC Public Defender Makes Snitch Filet OC Public Defender Makes Snitch Filet

Dressed in a blue federal prison outfit, surrounded by armed guards, restricted by body chains and wearing a bulletproof vest, notoriously two-faced ex-Mexican Mafia shot caller turned confidential law-enforcement informant… More >>

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