A few months after Gary Webb killed himself with his dad's old pistol, I stood shirtless in my back yard, staring at the full moon. The sky was black and cloudless, the moon blurry. Earlier that night, I'd poured myself several splashes of single-malt scotch. I shook my fist in the air and screamed. ... More >>
Have you ever been at a dinner party and a pal mentions he saw someone on a television show who resembles you and as he describes the program you realize it was you and you'd totally forgotten being interviewed on camera and now have no idea when the show aired?That happened to the smug-looking bast ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
There was a lot to hate about 2011 as a whole.And, there are still nine days left for December to make a case for changing my mind about which was the worst month in Orange County this year.But, from my perch on this ivory tower I call "couch," I'm ready to proclaim October 2011 as the nastiest m ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 5, 5:24 P.M.: From the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) statement on Omaima Nelson's parole denial this afternoon:"The victim's daughter Margaret Nelson was also present at the hearing and told the [parole] Board how her father was taken from her when she was a 15-ye ... More >>
How could I forget that Thanksgiving weekend 1991 rampage? Egyptian-born model and 24-year-old nanny Omaima Aree Nelson bludgeoned, skinned and chopped up her husband of two months--and twice her age--in their Costa Mesa apartment. With her olive skin, slender form and impeccably dressed in red h ... More >>
Eddie Rose writes: "In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>
July 26 - Aug. 1
And some we regret
In French TV documentary, ex-CIA official admits ties to CIA-cocaine scandal character
Feds deny connection between CIA and ex-Laguna Beach cop and drug dealer. So why are his files secret?
Gary Webb, 1955-2004
Notorious generals U.S. ties ran through an ex-OC cop
Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!