As editor of this infernal rag, I have a hard policy about awards: screw' em. I'm convinced that most national judges will always pass us over and not even bother with our stories because they assume we suck because of our OC pedigree. So I tell my colleagues to only truly concentrate on three conte ... More >>
Remember our Nov. 1 cover story on Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter out of Los Alamitos High and evolving national, straight advocate for marriage equality? Andy Mannix, the writer of that fine piece, just won GLAAD's 2012 award for Outstanding Newspaper Article.
FacebookTommy RussoLongtime readers may recall the Anthony Pignataro byline from OC Weekly print editions of past. Foes, friends and close readers know that the investigative reporter left our little slice of paradise for an island paradise, Maui, where he was editor of the Maui Time Weekly.Pigna ... More >>
OC Weekly left Toronto, the site of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' (AAN) annual convention, with a couple honors.Navel Gazing, the staff news blog that your eyes are feasting on right now, won the second-place award in the "Blog (Group or Staff)" category for papers with weekly circ ... More >>
A gig as the master of ceremonies for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual convention took me to Canada last week--specifically, Toronto. Dave raved about the West Indian food there, and I've long known Toronto offers one of the world's great multicultural mixes--but I was resigned ... More >>
Am in Chicago right now for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) conference, and during a meeting at a bar, three good ol' boys went up to me. "So you're from Orange County, California," one drawled. Yep. "Home of the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history?" Why yes. "We're ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano and his ¡Ask a Mexican! column was honored in the large ciculation category at last week's 2009 AltWeekly Awards presentation during the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) convention in Tuscon, Arizona. Arellano received honorable mention in the "Column: circulation 50,0 ... More >>
The LA Weekly is announcing that Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa and the paper are parting ways after eight years. A former intern, contributor, and special sections editor at the LA Weekly from 1984-1988, Ochoa returned to take over the editor in chief role in 2001. LA Weekly wishes her luck in all ... More >>
Congrats, Gustavo! The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies has nominated "¡Ask a Mexican!" as a finalist in the Column (circulation 50,000 and over) category for 2009. He won the award last year, and the AAN press release says this is his "third award" -- though it's not clear whether that incl ... More >>
Am about to return to la naranja after a week in Philadelphia for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' annual convention. Am happy to report yours truly won the Best Column award for alt-weeklies with a circulation over 55,000 for the second time in three years. And il cappo di tutti capi of ... More >>
In 2005, our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, published Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's home address on its website and was subsequently threatened with felony prosecution. After an adjoining jurisdiction declined to press charges, the sheriff's political pal, Attorney Andrew Thomas, conven ... More >>
On newstands now is what we wrote about last month: A Nation piece by UC Irvine professor Jon Wiener criticizing the Weekly's new ownership and the tumultuous turnover here earlier this year. Rumor has it the Nation will print a response by Weekly jefe Ted Kissell, which means our own must be out of ... More >>
June 21 - June 27
'You are smart and funny. And have a very cute cooter'
If you are told something you already know, can it still be called news? If you're a reader of OC Weekly, you already know that Rebecca Schoenkopf, who is as brilliant as she is beautiful, and the remarkable and indefatigable Gustavo Arellano are the best at what they do, so is there any point in t ... More >>
Hooray for the Evil Queen! Crazy sex, evil, awards top local communists perfect month!