Born two years before the end of the Vietnam War in Saigon, Dinh Canh Tran lived under dictatorial communist rule until about 1989 when his family relocated to the Philippines in route to live permanently in the United States.
You might guess that living in a country where citizens have no real rig ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the former Pacifica Pharmacy owner withdrawing his appeal of his pharmacy license revocation.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 25, 7:30 A.M.: As you've probably seen or read, former Rowland Heights physician Lisa
Tseng has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second- ... More >>
For counterfeiting U.S. Federal Reserve notes, an Orange County con artist and convicted drug addict faced as much as 20 years in prison.
Costa Mesa's James Peter Perraie, a past part-time Rancho Santiago Community College student with a history of methamphetamine and heroin abuse, originally ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about DA getting child abuse count added, Ms. Lockyer's statement.See Update No. 1 about today's postponed court hearing.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 6:44 P.M.: Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer, the former Alameda County supervisor, estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill ... More >>
Sloane Steven Briles, the Irvine father accused of tossing his crying 7-year-old son off a Newport Harbor cruise boat in August, will reportedly face the criminal music next month in Orange County's Veterans Court.The 35-year-old, who was scheduled to enter a plea today in Orange County Superior ... More >>
A local doctor whose seven-year probation stint was slated to end recently, had it extended, for the second time, because he owes the state medical board more than $28,000.Dr. Juan Fernando Lizarraga's fees -- some for probation monitoring and others for "cost recovery" -- stem from the 2004 prob ... More >>
Two Anaheim events involving underage drinking are being used to amplify Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signing of legislation today that holds adults in California
liable if youth they serve alcohol to are injured
or killed.The signing comes during the 12th Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Annual ... More >>
Janet MacoskaCherie Currie performing with The RunawaysTalking with Cherie Currie on the phone is easy. What's not easy is fitting several lifetimes' worth of crazy days and recovery into 50 years in this planet. Who would ever dream of attaining the level of success that she achieved by 17 years ... More >>
No scalpels allowed.When we last left off in the strange case of alcoholic Huntington Beach plastic surgeon Brian West, we'd just learned that he'd been found guilty for lying to investigators about a DUI and disfiguring a former patient without her consent. The administrative law judge recommended ... More >>
Orange County Register: County officials have agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Fernando Ramirez, 24, an undocumented immigrant who was beaten by Orange County jail inmates in 2006. . . . A woman jumped to her death from the Children's Hospital of Orange County p ... More >>
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 McKie's struggle to open a nonprofit foundation in support of recovering addicts in downtown Santa Ana ... More >>
Attention Bay area beat junkies, club rats and weekend freaks! Friday is definitely your night to shine under the strobe lights of Sutra. Platinum rapper Too $hort will be unleashing a club bumping set in honor of turntable wizard DJ Scene's birthday bash. Since arriving on the hip hop scene in 1983 ... More >>
The company that makes gazillions off its Adderall patent has a message to patients: stop taking Adderall.
But Shire Pharmaceuticals Group PLC's desire has nothing to do with health concerns chronicled in today's feature, "Who's Your Addy?" It revolves around money. The Basingstoke, England, compa ... More >>
Richie Sambora: Livin' on a prayer?
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was arrested Tuesday night on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach for drunk driving. The popular axeman was commandeering a black hummer, in whose confines sat three women, two of whom were (and still are) minors. OC Register has the ... More >>
When a fast-food-type bucket says "Fried Dynamite" on it, I expect it to deliver. Pay attention, OC Fair vendors: balls of fried dynamite sauce (that spicy cooked mayo that sushi restaurants tend to serve scallops in) would be a great greaseball snack.
But the only food in here was...four atomic fi ... More >>