Lenny Dykstra, the Santa Ana-born baseball phenom out of Garden Grove High who went on to Major League glory with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the early to mid-1990s, has completed his state and federal incarcerations."Nails" was released Thursday from Victorville Federal Correctio ... More >>
Few things are worst than rolling up to the McDonald's drive-thru window at 10:31 a.m., only to hear the words, "Sorry, we're no longer serving breakfast." Nooooooooooooooooo!
The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.Current and former pro athletes get into trouble som ... More >>
Santa Ana-born pride of Garden Grove High, pro baseball warrior, Orange County car wash king, crony of CNBC Mad Moneyman Jim Cramer and convicted thief, druggie, conman and sex offender Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to 6 1/2 months in lockup despite getting into fights with jailers. U.S. District ... More >>
Lenny Kyle Dykstra, the Garden Grove phenom who went on to an All-Star Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, has copped in federal court to being a thief, a fence and a fraud. Coupled with a previous conviction for being a perv, that makes "Nails" the ultimat ... More >>
Is Newport Beach's Bill Gross ready to throw some of his big bucks at Ron Paul? With PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel having donated $2.6 million of the $3.4 million Endorse Liberty has raised since the pro-Paul SuperPAC's Dec. 20 creation, a money watcher wonders if Gross--the co-founder of Paci ... More >>
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As Republicans in Congress and Democrats in the White House argue over whose role in the debt-ceiling crisis led Standard & Poor's for the first time ever to downgrade U.S debt from an AAA to AA rating, evidence mounts that the cause for this possible push into a double-dip recession was bor ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 5:58 P.M.: Already looking at 80 years behind bars if convicted of the 13 counts against him in federal court, Lenny Dykstra today had another 25 criminal charges filed against him in Los Angeles County Superior Court.The former baseball star out of Garden Grove is facing 23 felo ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 9, 11:22 A.M.: Lenny Dykstra, the former major leaguer out of Garden Grove, could get up to 80 years in federal prison if the numerous bankruptcy fraud counts against him stick.That's disclosed in an announcement of a federal grand jury indictment accusing Dykstra of bankruptcy fraud ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 11 A.M.: The lawyer for Lenny Dykstra is denying rampant media reports that Charlie Sheen bailed the embattled former Major League Baseball star out of jail. Meanwhile, the hits keep coming against the former New York Met and Philadelphia Philly facing federal fraud and loc ... More >>
Things really are tough all over. Robert Castillo was let go as a production manager with the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles in the 2007 off-season. He hasn't latched onto a new job since, so he is selling his 2002 Anaheim Angels World Series Championship ring. Asking price: $19,995.What's even sa ... More >>
Flickr user rescate minerosThe world might have their collective eyes glued to the live feed of the rescue of the Chilean miners who have been trapped underground for 69 days, but Oakley--whose HQ is located in the Foothill Ranch area of Lake Forest--just sees dollar signs instead. The sports/act ... More >>
Wanted: "12 sexy studs and their pet cats." No, this is not a casting alert for the worst porn ever. Found Animals Foundation and celebrity/fashion photographer Adam Bouska are collaborating on a calendar called "6 Packs/9 Lives" to draw attention to the millions of shelter cats in need o ... More >>
Twenty year anniversary's comin' up for this one.The latest wacky, unsubstantiated Coachella rumor comes from Rolling Stone, which means it's maybe true! At least, it's something we don't feel dirty for repeating.
Chris Victorio / OC WeeklyIf you're a journalist who has written about the "tea party" movement ever, chances are you've been added to a half-dozen e-mail distribution lists affiliated with it. At least, after covering the party in Santa Ana last April, I was. Or maybe I signed up for these e-mai ... More >>
When it comes to the law, my knowledge is pretty much limited to drinking, drugs and anything else that at some point in my life might have gotten me fined, incarcerated or both. Despite my ignorance, though, I'm fairly certain that the Ticketmaster-Live Nation coupling will not only result in many ... More >>
Lenny Dykstra, the pride of Santa Ana known as "Nails" during an illustrious Major League Baseball career with the New York Mets in the 1980s and Philadelphia Phillies in the 1990s, details his post-career, financial free-fall in bankruptcy documents just posted by The Smoking Gun, which notes th ... More >>
Saturday Night Live had this skit years ago where they presented a Fugitivesque TV show called The Last Liberal. With all the talk on Fox News and conservative talk radio about the rise of Socialism in Obamerica, Bill Moyers decided to go out and find The Last Socialist to get the other side of the ... More >>
Despite an opening week that fell short of some expectations, it's clear that Watchmen has captured the cultural zeitgeist for the time being (because, what else will? "The Daily Show"/CNBC feud or the latest puzzlingly successful Tyler Perry film?). Even Orange County bands are getting in on the fu ... More >>
The Register's John Gittelsohn blogs on Mathew Padilla's Mortgage Insider about House of Cards, a CNBC documentary that names Orange County as the birthplace of the sub-prime loans that infected the world financial system. Gittelsohn notes that among the locals featured in the 90-minute program, whi ... More >>
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