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    The Game Is Up - Web Exclusive: Despite daddys money, power and influence, gang-rape defendant Haidl runs out of outs

    Courtesy pool photographer Michael Goulding/ The Orange County RegisterAfter a nine-hour courtroom fight this week, red-faced millionaire businessman and former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl appeared on the verge of a breakdown. Haidl...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 18, 2004
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    So Now What? - No one said freedom was easy

    In his speech last week acknowledging that he has finally been elected President of the United States, George W. Bush was gracious, conciliatory and, one can only assume, lying through his smirking teeth. Addressing John Kerry's supporters, he said,...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 11, 2004
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    Left on Sunset - Hanging with the Hollywood-liberal elite

    Photo by Rebecca Schoenkopf"Can I wear my nippley dress?" Suparna the Rocket Scientist wanted to know. "You have to wear your nippley dress," I explained. "That's what going to parties with the liberal-Hollywood elite is for." Suparna the Rocket...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 11, 2004
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    Phillys Famous Cheese Steak

    Photo by Sasha ContrerasYou've seen one Philly cheese steak joint, you've seen them all--the sports jerseys, Independence Hall pictures, televisions and occasional Villanova sweat-shirt. The great local exception is Philly's Famous Cheese Steak, a T...

    on November 11, 2004
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    Beyond the Valley of the Dirt People - 909s change to 951 wont stop Inland Empire joke site

    Photo by James BunoanDespite cheap property, not to mention a rich array of trailer parks, white supremacists, cows and cold medicine, the Inland Empire--"909" to the kids--has somehow managed to become a punchline on everything from The O.C. to cou...

    by VALERIE HOWARD on November 11, 2004
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    Nein-One-One

    Illustration by Bob AulYeah, you: my idiot neighbor who called 911 reporting a lost child. This child was carrying a morning newspaper he likes to get for me each day and lives 30 feet from the house you live in. Granted the little guy (he's an acti...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 11, 2004
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    Haidl Bail Revoked - Judge rules collision, alcohol test warrant gang-rape defendants confinement

    After three hours of testimony, mostly by the Orange County District Attorney's Office regarding Gregory Haidl's Oct. 30 traffic collision, a Superior Court judge on Monday revoked the gang-rape suspect's $100,000 bail. Despite a strenuous defense...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 11, 2004
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/Nov 11 "The OsCene--Contemporary Art and Culture in OC"opens today at the Laguna Art Museum. Sure, the title's clunky (it's supposed be read "OhSeen"), but the survey of local artists in pretty much every medium but goat fucking includes pain...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 11, 2004
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    How to Ruin a Woman - The system so reluctant to hold Greg Haidl responsible will likely punish his victim

    The truly evil delight in the misfortune of others. So it was on Nov. 10 that normally dour attorney Joe Cavallo rejoiced. Infamous for his successful defense of accused gang rapist Gregory Scott Haidl, Cavallo had just learned that San Bernardino...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 11, 2004
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    Letters

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or send to Letters to the Editor, c/oOC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. ONE NATION UNDER GREG We're divided about a l...

    on November 11, 2004
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    Hail the Hesitant Hero - Robert Acosta joined the Army looking for a life. Thanks to an ambush in Iraq, he found it

    "I am not anybody's propaganda ploy, well, except my own." --Salam Pax: The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi The day Robert Acosta would finally rest was July 13, 2003. The 20-year-old Santa Ana native had slogged through three months of k...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on November 11, 2004
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Wednesday, Nov. 3 Well, here we are, The Day After; dazed, angry, wondering how something like this could happen? How could Fullerton's historic Fox Theater be destined for destruction while local PBS-remaindered programming outlet KOCE is allowed t...

    by Steve Lowery on November 11, 2004
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    That Boy! - No matter how hard he tries, Haidl cant get jail time

    Photo courtesy pool photographer Michael Goulding/ The O.C. RegisterHow has Gregory Scott Haidl, Orange County's most famous criminal suspect, avoided jail? Is it because his wealthy father is a former assistant sheriff who hired nine defense lawy...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 11, 2004
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    !Ask a Mexican!

    Illustration by Mark DanceyDear Mexican, Why do Mexicans call white people gringos? Dear gabacho, Mexicans do not call gringos gringos. Only gringos call gringos gringos. Mexicans call gringos gabachos, which has its etymological roots in the ...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on November 11, 2004
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    Ask a Canadian!

    Called Cousin Doug the other day. He lives in Canada. British Columbia, actually. Moved there in 1968. He was 24. Just seemed like the thing to do. In 1968. Me: Hey, Doug. Doug: Hello. How are things? Oh, great. Hey, how long have you lived up t...

    by Steve Lowery on November 11, 2004
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    The Rocco Horror Picture Show - The world wants to know: Who is Oranges newest school trustee?

    Ever since Steve Rocco won his race to join the Orange Unified School Board of Trustees Nov. 2, the entire nation has but one question on its collective mind: Who the hell is this guy? It's a reasonable question. Rocco filed no paperwork for his c...

    by Nick Schou on November 11, 2004
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    Season 2, Episode 1

    Just look at the mess the writers left to clean up after the end of Season de Numero Uno: Caleb about to lose not only his fortune but perhaps his freedom; his new, much-younger bride Julie spending what's left of that fortune like there's no Tomorr...

    by Matt Coker on November 4, 2004
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    Party Like Its 1992! - And suck it, Hugh Hewitt!

    Photo by Rebecca SchoenkopfThe first political event I remember was on Jan. 20, 1981, watching Ronald Reagan's inauguration in school when I was seven. My brothers and I agreed: he was really nice to Jimmy Carter, so why were our parents sneering th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 4, 2004
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    The Whole Pita Greek Island Grille

    Photo by Tenaya HillsAfter a couple of visits to the Whole Pita Greek Island Grille, you'll ask the question regulars ask: Where's the fotia? "Fotia" is Greek for fire. It's also the name the owners of Whole Pita have given their hot sauce. Emeral...

    on November 4, 2004
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    I Just Wanted to Say PISS OFF!

    I thought you were different; you said you had changed/But what you really are is plain ol' deranged! You told me you loved me, then said, "I do"/Then you got over me like a case of the flu/ I was upset and totally depressed for a while/You just...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 4, 2004
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