When the Santa Ana Police Department last month asked the public for help in locating three women last seen Aug. 13, including two who were last in an area of the city known for drugs and prostitution, the first image that flashed in my mind was the face of Tina Hoang at right. The body of the 20-y ... More >>
It's Casual describes itself as Los Angeles' only rock 'n' roll tag team duo. Or something like that. After listening to singer/guitarist Eddie Solis and drummer W.C.E. bash away at the heaviest skate rock riffs this side of Slayer, Black Flag and the Melvins, it's hard to remember much of anything. ... More >>
Remember Tina Hoang, the prostitute-turned-mom who was apparently trying to turn her life around before her body was found on the sand next to lifeguard tower No. 71 near West Ocean Front and Highland Street in Newport Beach on March 4?The county coroner has officially ruled the Bellflower 20-year-o ... More >>
See the Update No. 3 at the end of page 2 with a friend and lawyer of the victim reportedly saying she had a baby in January and was trying to leave prostitution behind. See Update No. 2 on page 2 with the victim's multiple prostitution arrests and Update No. 1 on the next page with the victim's I.D ... More >>
With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?
Leaders of Orange Couny's Coptic Christian and Muslim communities met yesterday evening at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove to discuss the amateur (emphasis on the "amateur") video that is blamed for sparking violent protests across the Middle East, and how to move forward from i ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post identifying the driver.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 28, 10:21 A.M.: A police chase that began early today on the 5 freeway near the 91 freeway interchange ended at a (literal) dead end near Palo Verde Avenue and Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower around 3 a.m., when an off ... More >>
UPDATED, AUG. 15, 2 P.M.: Irvine veterinary technician Kimberly Nizato was sentenced today in Norwalk to 30 days in Los Angeles County Jail, three years of probation and an order to pay restitution for leaving Courage the German shepherd to die.The dog, who weighed only 37 pounds when he was turn ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 4, 8:37 A.M.: At Orange County Superior Court in Westminster Wednesday, Jaime Arturo Garcia pleaded not guilty to slitting his dog's throat and setting fires in the Stanton home he shares with his sister.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 3, 8:44 A.M.: Jaime Arturo Garcia is scheduled to be arraig ... More >>
Carla Zarate For singer-songwriter Fadia Mosri, leaving Taller Sur after five years to pursue a solo venture was wrought with uncertainty. "It was a very sad moment for me," the Downey-based musician recounts. She was resolute in her desire to begin recording songs she had written, however, and a ... More >>
Why is your kid still huffing lead and other nasty toxins in your low-income housing unit despite the federal government having already sent your Orange County city funds to remedy the hazard?Blame Belinda Exon. The president of Rehab Financial Services, Inc., a now-defunct Huntington Beach comp ... More >>
The Utah film festival's prodigal children return
Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness
Xinming Fu, a 48-year-old Irvine physician, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in a $15 million health care fraud scheme that plied the elderly and mentally ill with candy, doughnuts and cigarettes to get them to undergo unnecessary respiratory treatments that were b ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, Identity Hecho en México
UPDATE: An arrest has been made (details below) . . . When they catch whoever left three-year-old German Shepherd Courage to starve--an anonymous donor has put up $1,000 to find the dickwad--how about we tie him or her to a tree for five weeks, force feeding a diet of dirt and rocks and forbidding a ... More >>
Edwin GoeiA fellow food blogger named burumun has entitled her most recent post "The Nasi Bungkus Roundup: 5 Banana-leaf Wraps, 60 miles." In it, our intrepid author scoured Southern California eating the Indonesian dish of rice, meat and veggies wrapped inside a banana leaf and wrote ... More >>
My name is Terry and I am a school bus driver A creepy school bus driver is who I am And I get 151 years to life in state prisonFor molesting little girls and taking nasty picturesOkay, so as a lyricist, I make a great blogger. And apologies to Cheech Marin for mangling his song. But Terry Shield ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>
When Asian Deli skedaddled to Diamond Bar a few years ago, it left Orange County deprived of its only Indonesian restaurant. The nearest alternative for hungry expats existed just beyond the Orange County line, at Toko Rame in Bellflower. Meanwhile, in O.C., Indonesian food remained the Rodney Dan ... More >>
The LA City Attorney's office moved quickly to clarify the story that appeared in the print version of the Daily Journal, a legal newspaper, about a schizophrenic man who had been driven 40 miles from College Hospital in Costa Mesa and then mysteriously "dumped" near the Union Rescue Mission on sk ... More >>
An OC jury ponders this question: Who is the right-handed man who murdered Minnie Smith?
Inspired by an exhibit of sex inventions at the New York-based Museum of Sex, I thought I'd do a little trolling through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online search for anything interesting coming out of our fair county. Anaheim inventor Wayne Manska was awarded patent #6,645,164 in 2003 ... More >>
Thirty nine years ago this month, 21 young Orange County residents died in Southeast Asia. They'd answered our government's call to join the U.S. military, travel to the other side of the planet and defend South Vietnam from Communist North Vietnam. We can debate the merits of the war, but not the h ... More >>
The characters in To Forgive, Divine dont know who they are
Charles Ray George thought an OC stripper would cost him $150. She cost him his life.
So much butt-eating, so little lime
Real Angels fans dont wear plaid
Eddie and Jo Ellen Allen have their very own housing crisis
Big J-Mos best friend says hes ready to testify for the defense
Is Joshua Moore serving a 12-year sentence because of his taste in music?
Johnny Rebs aint the Waffle House
I think its just the way Orange County is