UPDATE, NOV. 17, 4:15 P.M.: In case you missed the top story on 60 Minutes last night, click play above or follow this link to the complete segment "Depleting the Water," which prominently features UC Irvine/JPL water scientist Jay Famiglietti. READING ASSIGNMENT: An Inconvenient Thirst: Water sci ... More >>
This post that published Friday morning has been moved up for Earth Day and in case you missed it while our site was down.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 19, 8:16 A.M.: Earth Day is Monday for you and I, but every day is Earth Day for Arman Sadeghi.He founded and runs Tustin's All Green Electronic Recycling, w ... More >>
My colleague R. Scott Moxley recently wrote of the shitstorm kicked up after The Amazing Race had contestants visiting Vietnam watch a pro-communist musical show, recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American military site in Hanoi. If there was increased interest (and ratings?) ... More >>
The Mayan end-of-days' days passed without the world ending, but you suspect that won't stop the subjects of Rob VanAlkemade's gripping (and surefire) new documentary from preparing for what they believe to be the inevitable.Training for the Apocalypse, which premiered on NatGeo last spring and is n ... More >>
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"There was plenty of evidence of doping, but the fact that there may have been doping doesn't necessarily mean a federal crime was committed."-Chris Manderson, a Newport Beach attorney, reacting via New York Daily News to federal prosecutors dropping a two-year investigation into allegations sev ... More >>
Did you catch Steve Kroft's 60 Minutes report in April questioning experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan Greg Mortenson related in his bestsellers Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools, as well as the way funds are allocated to his international charity Central Asia Institute?At that time, ... More >>
Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed
Via LA WeeklyBarry Minkow: he prays to the almighty dollar.Barry Minkow has long been all about making money. He's good at it. At 16, he appeared to have started a carpet-cleaning business called ZZZZ Best, worth hundreds of millions of dollars that turned out to be an elaborate Ponzi scheme. He ... More >>
You may have read or heard about Barry H. Landau, who calls himself "America's presidential historian," getting arrested July 9 at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore for allegedly stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln.Did Landau visit our Nixon Presiden ... More >>
Tyler HamiltonIt turns out an Orange County attorney has been along for much of Tyler Hamilton's ride from Lance Armstrong cycling teammate to U.S. Olympic gold medalist to Armstrong-doping accuser on last night's 60 Minutes.Advising Hamilton for years has been Chris Manderson, a partner at Newpo ... More >>
The man and his music live on.On Sunday, Jamaica's favorite son and reggae's greatest torchbearer, Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley, would be turning 66. His career came and went quickly but certainly left a profound impact. Though he passed nearly 30 years ago, his music remains just as popular, his me ... More >>
UPDATE: Drunken driver is convicted of murder, faces 15 years to life in prison . . .In "DWI Deaths: Is It Murder?" last year on 60 Minutes, correspondent Bob Simon talked to people on both side of the debate over whether murder charges should be brought against drunken drivers in some cases where c ... More >>
Watch CBS Videos Online Sunday night, 60 Minutes replayed "DWI: Was It Murder?" Reporter Bob Simon interviewed a prosecutor who pursues murder charges against drunken drivers whose traffic collisions result in deaths of people in the other vehicles. Nassau County, New York, district attorney Kathlee ... More >>
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket? T ... More >>
It's a sad fact that Orange County serves as home to numerous shills pretending to be journalists, but we've also been blessed with excellent reporters who've served their time here before graduating to the national and international stage. To name a few: Dexter Filkins, who has won acclaim for his ... More >>
All aboard the '80s wayback machine for Mike Nichols' good-time Charlie
The odd upside of Robert Redford’s terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama
Two quick notes on Iraq. First, in an interview broadcast on last night's 60 Minutes, President Bush was asked "if he owes the Iraqi people an apology for botching the management of the war". His response, "Not at all", will come as no surprise to anyone who has noticed over the past six years that ... More >>
Will OC see the ultimate Catholic pedophile bare all in Deliver Us From Evil?
A documentary portrait of a pedophile preist and his pious protectors
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Alex, of course, is right (see his post here) about the drudges at The Drudge Report– among the many kinds of bastards they are, warmongering bastards ranks pretty high since Bush the Younger took office. But I do think he missed the importance of another, much older Encourager of war and slau ... More >>
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