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Buena Park

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Brandon Joel Busse and His Pet Shop Haircut Held in Fatal Hit-and-Run of Guy in Wheelchair

    A 28-year-old Fullerton man--who based on looks alone could win the title role in the Broadway musical version of Taxi Driver--was held in Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail for allegedly mowing down a man in a wheelchair and driving away without stopping earlier this month. Surveillance vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    James Ralph Huff Gets No Prison Time for Fatal Drunken Driving Crash as Prosecutors Object

    Prosecutors objected to a plea deal an Orange County Superior Court judge recently made with a 49-year-old man who drove drunk and caused a fiery crash in Buena Park that killed his passenger. James Ralph Huff was facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted at trial, but he instead received three y ... More >>

  • Food

    January 30, 2014

    A Guide to Every OC City's Booze Scene

    How we drink, from best (Santa Ana) to blurst (Villa Park)

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    Jesus Aguirre Jr.: Victim or Thug?

    [Moxley Confidential] Lawyer for the Buena Park gangster says attempted murder case is a mockery of justice

  • News

    June 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Medieval Times ... The Movie?!

    Here ye, here ye, my lords and ladies! Medieval Times, the famed fake castle where you can watch a jousting tournament while gnawing on a turkey leg and chugging ye olde Diet Pepsi, may be headed to the big screen. Deadline reports that production companies Benderspink (The Hangover Part III) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Richard Curtis Morris Jr. Guilty of Hit on Strip Club Owner During "Mickey Mouse Mafia" Days

    The Weekly now has an eighth example of Orange County strip club-related mayhem.But it happened way back in 1987.The addition to our "From the Vaults" list comes courtesy of a 59-year-old man being convicted Tuesday of slaying the owner of the Mustang Topless Theater and raping his girlfriend in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Courtney Madison Ideue Aoki, Ladera Ranch Murder Victim, to be Laid to Rest Saturday

    Twenty-year-old Courtney Madison Ideue Aoki will be laid to rest in private services Saturday, according to the Forest Lawn of Cypress website.The young Buena Park woman is the presumed first murder victim of Ali Syed, 20, of Ladera Ranch.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    [UPDATED with Victims and Property Reunited:] Julio Cesar Pachas Allegedly Had Sex with Minor, Porn of Her and Tons of Stuff Stolen from Cars Now on View (No, Not the Porn)

    See the update at the end of this post detailing how many theft victims were reunited with their property at today's police viewing and how you can check if your stolen stuff remains.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 9, 12:30 P.M.: Julio Cesar Pachas is "one of the most prolific vehicle burglars the Garden Grove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    [UPDATED with New Arrest Totals:] Tis the Season to be Boozy and Patrolled and Stopped

    ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 21, 8:56 A.M.: The Costa Mesa and Garden Grove police departments are conducting DUI checkpoints tonight, while one goes up in Huntington Beach Saturday night. None of the agencies is revealing the location of the mandatory motorist stops aimed at removing impaired and unlicensed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Esteban Campos Cops to Being Phony Baloney Dentist

    Esteban Campos pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court Wednesday to representing himself as a dentist despite having no license to practice and of stashing a large inventory of dental narcotics and other drugs.The Buena Park 47-year-old was sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years of probati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Where Are the Female MCs in OC?

    When considering the hip-hop scene in OC, one question arises over and over again. Where are the women on the mic? Of course, there are other elements to the culture -- DJs, B-girls, etc -- but these days MCs are front and center. When women from outside OC come to do shows, the local talent that se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    [UPDATED with Startling Diego Alejandro Figueroa Photo:] Fullerton Police Shoot Aurelio Paul Ramos-Navarette Dead

    UPDATE, MAY 16, 1:28 P.M.: The Fullerton Police Department's booking photo for Diego Alejandro Figueroa has been released. The 22-year-old was one of two suspected gang members in a stolen pickup that led police on a high-speed chase and crashed before Figueroa's partner, according to cops, opened f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Warning: St. Patrick's Day Weekend Sobriety Checkpoints in Mission Viejo and Buena Park

    ​Drink your green beer with the Jameson shot add-ons, but be aware that the coppers are roaming the streets with extra vigor this weekend.Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled tonight in Mission Viejo and Saturday night in Buena Park. Meanwhile, officers from the CHP, sheriff's department and various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Another Fatburger Closes

    Edwin Goei​There used to be two Fatburgers in Irvine. Now, there are none. The Fatburger at Park Place, on Michelson and Jamboree, is finally closed following other Fatburgers in the area to oblivion. The company had long ago already filed for bankruptcy.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Pancha Keophimone, Recruiter of Patients in $154 Million Insurance Scam, Cuts a Deal

    ​A woman who was a "capper"--one who illegally recruits healthy patients to undergo unnecessary and often dangerous surgeries so medical practices can earn health insurance payments--was sentenced today to a year in jail for her role in what prosecutors call "the largest medical fraud prosecution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Cooking: Chez Panisse--But What's a Panisse?

    Dave LiebermanPanisses and some dandelion--yes, dandelion--empanadas I made the other day.​You've all heard of Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' breakout restaurant in Berkeley. You can't have avoided mention of it--and it is, to be fair, an outstanding restaurant. But if you aren't French, specifically ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Nails: Yes, They're Tough

    [Locals Only] The Buena Park thrash outfit thinks about what you think they'd think about Metallica

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Friday Follies: It's A Police Brutality Trifecta!

    ​It isn't every day that three stories cross your desk within hours or even minutes of each other, all of them involving Orange County cops beating the hell out of people, or as the case may be, killing them. And oh yeah: getting sued for their troubles, too. Where to begin? With the the moth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Brian H. Lee, OC Homicide No. 30: Allegedly Killed Over Debt

    Elbert Kyung Ma​Brian H. Lee was leaving 24 Hour Fitness near the Buena Park Mall around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night when he was attacked next to his vehicle in the parking lot.The attack was swift, vicious and orchestrated, rendering Lee defenseless, although he was able to scream for help. The 22-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    A Fast Food Rereview: Fatburger

    Edwin Goei​I know not why the Fatburger franchise is in trouble or what set of wrong-headed decisions or circumstances led them to file for bankruptcy protection a few years ago. In this writer's humble opinion, Fatburger is still one of the best fast-food burger joints we have. Now that the fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Super Bowl Sunday Brings DUI Checkpoint to Buena Park, Roving Anti-Boozer Patrols Throughout OC

    ​Buena Park Police Department checks its coverages with a Super Bowl Sunday sobriety checkpoint.Check after the jump for the location and times vehicles will be stopped in an effort to remove the boozed and unlicensed off the roads.

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    The More, The Merrier

    [Locals Only] For Marcia Ford, it don't mean a thing if you ain't got an 18-piece band

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    UFO Makes Knott's a Real Scary Farm

    ​Disneyland may get the bigger crowds when it comes to earthlings, but Knott's Berry Farm may hold the distinction of being more popular among aliens.That's the take away from the iPhone photo of a UFO snapped just before 10 p.m. Tuesday by Ryan Boone, who was waiting in line to ride the Xcelerato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Japon: El Original Cacahuate Estilo Japonés

    Edwin Goei​Name: Japon: El Original Cacahuate estilo Japonés (The original Japanese-style peanut) Origin: Mexico Found at: Superior Grocers, Buena Park Cost: 4 bags for $1 Ingredients: Selected Peanuts, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Water, Iodized Salt, Brown Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy, Hydrolyzed Soy P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Superior Chicharrones

    Edwin Goei​Name: Superior Chicharrones - Original Pork Rinds Origin: U.S.A. Found at: Superior Super Warehouse, Buena Park Cost: $1.19 Ingredients: Pork Rinds, Salt.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Cindy Crawford Arrested for Prostitution!

    ​Yes, the acting career never took off for Cindy Crawford and she's known mostly these days as an infomercial pitchwoman. But who knew times were so tough for the former international supermodel that she'd have to resort to prostitution at a day spa in a busy Buena Park strip mall?Check that: the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    [CORRECTED, UPDATED:] Walter Knott Elementary School May Close

    CORRECTION: Knott's Berry Farm officials say they have "no intention of buying, leasing or renting" the Walter Knott Elementary School site.UPDATE: The district has scheduled a community meeting to discuss the possible closure (details on both below) . . . Walter Knott, flamer​A Buena Park element ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Roving Patrols to Catch Drivers Under the Influence of Eggnog

    Toni Blay on flickr, Creative Commons.​We already warned you about DUI checkpoints to be held in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Westminster this weekend. If you saw that post and thought "Merry me, I don't live in central county so I can go crazy with the hard cider in my hatchback tonight"... we've got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Pastor Wiley Drake Has Obama-Death-Prayer Competition

    Pastor Steven Anderson with a future mind ripe for polluting.First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park pastor Wiley Drake now has high-profile competition when it comes to praying for President Barack Obama's death. Pastor Steven L. Anderson of Tempe, Arizona's Faithful Word Baptist Church- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 24

    Orange County Register: Remember that recent lawsuit brought by the Newport Beach cop who claimed to have been passed over for promotions amid rumors and derogatory comments he was gay? Moxley has been blogging all about it. Anyhoo, Buena Park police officer Pedro Monte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Good Medicine" Daffodil J. Altan interviews Mary Jo Frawley of Doctors Without Borders, who may live in Sunset Beach, but her head and hart are in Sri Lanka, Somalia, Mexico, Angola . . . News has Daffodil J. Altan explaining how Santa Ana Unified School District offers a lesson in upgrading and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Friday's Headlines. No Surprises: Carona stripped of more powers

    Stripping Carona: Sheriff Mike Carona is no longer on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He says he resigned. The feds say he was forced out. Yet another deputy behaving badly? Richard Rodriguez, 43, a sheriff's deputy assigned to OCTA, has been charged with the false imprisonment of 12 prostit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    The Register discovers prostitution on -gasp- Craigslist: One reader responds "Thank you OCR writer for ruining my NSA sex hook up. This article was written like 5 years ago." Almost as bad as the Times discovering Matt Drudge? Crumbling masterpieces: The LAT's Ashley Powers profiles Greg LeBon and ... More >>

  • Food

    December 7, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    November 9, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    October 5, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    September 21, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    September 14, 2006
  • Food

    August 10, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    June 8, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange County's best damn dining guide

  • Features

    February 9, 2006

    You Make Us Feel

    Once again, its Orange Countys Sexiest People!

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Trouble With Cats

    How a strip-club love triangle landed an OC man in federal prison

  • Food

    December 23, 2004

    Meat Loaf Matinee

    Chomping on Americas unknown heartland at Pofolks

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Columns

    December 16, 1999
  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Armed and Dangerous

    A Weekling with a gun

  • Features

    October 28, 1999
  • Features

    October 28, 1999
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