It's that time of year again: Hatch chile season is right around the corner. And while expat New Mexicans have always lined up for green chile to assuage their homesickness, the peppers have started to worm their way into the hearts of non-New Mexican Californians. Here is a running list of this yea ... More >>
He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity
To commit his serial sex crimes against a little girl, David Alan Goddard arranged the perfect setting in Newport Beach.While his wife worked long hours as a nurse, Goddard worked at home as a stock broker and insisted on home schooling "T.B," the 12-year-old girl adopted by his mother in law. Schoo ... More >>
Merle Haggard City National Bank Grove of Anaheim Feb. 29, 2012 Throughout his 74 years, Merle Haggard has seen it all. From his stint in prison as a teen to hard living to dealing with bankruptcy in the early '90s to his recent comeback, Haggard has dealt with every obstacle and seen everything ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklySocial DistortionOct. 22, 2011Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, IrvineMike Ness took a scan of the audience after the opening song, "California Hustle and Flow," and said, "There's a little more people here than we played for at the Fullerton Pub. I remember one fucker t ... More >>
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
Tammy TousignantUPDATE, MAY 19, 4:12 P.M.: The attorney for Brea's Tousignant family, which earlier this week found itself at the center of the media speculation over the identity of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, has issued a statement with a simple message for that same media:Leave the Tou ... More >>
A local high-school-wrestling coach gave up his Olympic dreams to flee Khomeini's Iran
Autumn De Wilde/Yep Roc RecordsJohn Doe, poor little X front man, on the road . . . to Detroit Bar.I still remember the day the Knitters' LP Poor Little Critters On the Road landed on the desk holding my outstretched legs in a Southern California newsroom in the mid-1980s. "What in tarnation is ... More >>
Ali SmithToday's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... More >>
The Dirty Heads announced their summer tour dates with Sublime with Rome, but because of logical deduction, we already knew that. What we didn't know is that they now (officially) have a No. 1 hit.
A 38-year-old Fullerton father who was angry about having to pay child support was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison this morning for murdering his 4-year-old son by drowning him in a bathtub. Gideon Walter Omondi, who previously tried to burn the boy and himself to death by dousing the car ... More >>
The bishop broke his covenant. The former chancellor broke down. But the truth about the Diocese of Orange's sex-abuse scandal is emerging in court anyway
Bishop Tod Brown and his undisclosed molestation accusation
But what do we know?
Los Angeles Ashes
David Allan Coe, 1939-2019
Latest rape case suggests young Haidl is growing up
Dwight Yoakam, from superdork to superstar
Does Governor Davis really want Californians reading Steinbeck?!?
DA finally admits Big J-Mo was wrongly convicted
The country where hope died
Big J-Mos best friend says hes ready to testify for the defense
Did Fullerton police help a witness identify somebody she never saw?
Is Joshua Moore serving a 12-year sentence because of his taste in music?
Is the best thing about the Moseleys their clean, close shave?
No, its waking up in their arms.
Growing up Wiley Drake Jr.
Re-creating Tudor England
Dave Herrick's strange odyssey through the U.S. war on drugs
Sam Shepards True West is the Great Southern Californian Play
Dave Alvin likes audiences without categories