Jenna Milburn-DiPasquale was working on the computer in her Orange County home office in June 2009 when she received an email from her father. There's nothing strange about that since she does all the marketing for her Santa Barbara-based dad's eight-person company, Solid Oak Software, best known fo ... More >>
Yesterday, the LA Times won the much coveted Putlizer prize for public service reporting thanks to its expose of a web of public-sector corruption in the city of Bell. The award marks what many observers hope will be a reversal of fortune for the newspaper, which has seen a staggering decline in ... More >>
As with the 2000 presidential election, a recount is in order for a certain category from OC Weekly's 2007 Best of OC.As you are well aware, the 99 Cents Only store was awarded Best Dollar Store honors that year.But now, in a shocking development, 99 Cents Only stores are being sued for really be ... More >>
See our fourth finalist staffer in the update near the end of this post. Three Four OC Weekly staffers are finalists for awards in the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards, including nominees for journalist and designer of the year.As previously announced, R. ... More >>
Amid President Barack Obama's vow to end off-shore tax breaks for U.S.-based multinational corporations and individuals within a decade, billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who owns homes in Laguna Beach and Florida, says from his Newport Beach office that his Swiss bankers led him to lie about his foreign ... More >>
The Orange County Register's Norberto Santana Jr. drove his green jeep (loaded with boxes and boxes of files) out of his paper's Grand Avenue HQ parking lot for the last time minutes ago. The veteran investigative journalist tells me that he's decided to leave the Register after a five-year-stint th ... More >>
These days it's rare to hear about a reporter leaving the newspaper where he or she has worked for more than a decade that isn't totally depressing. Which is it, this time, you might ask? Layoff? Buyout? Nope: John Gittelsohn, a business writer at the Register who has covered Southern California's r ... More >>
The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>
UPDATED WITH TCA NON-RESPONSE RESPONSE; BLOOMBERG REPORT...If the posting times are correct, The Orange County Register (9:40 a.m.) beat the Los Angeles Times (10:03 a.m.) in getting the news out that the U.S. Department of Commerce had announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission's reject ... More >>
Chapman University's annual economic forecast has been known to be overly sunny, but even this year's had to acknowledge that it'll suck huevos through the end of the next year. However, as they faced a crowd of 1,200 huddled in the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Esmael Adibi and ... More >>
Some fans and team officials think hes the devil. His player clients think hes an angel. Everyone agrees that super agent Scott Boras has changed baseballbut for better or worse? And what does he want now?
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