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  • News

    August 12, 2010

    First a Victory, Now a War

    Same-sex marriage supporters and detractors react to Proposition 8 ruling, what happens next

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Prop 8 Overturned

    ​UPDATE: More details on tonight's celebratory rally (see end of post) . . .In a landmark case, Proposition 8, the 2008 California voter initiative that outlawed gay marriage, was overturned. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco ruled that the voter initiative is unconstitution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Jane Harman, Michael Jackson's Family and Nancy Pelosi's Daughter: Saviors for Orange County Motel Kids and Foster Children?

    Courtesy of HBO​Wouldn't it be something if substantial help for Orange County "motel kids" and adult foster children comes not from local churches, Loretta Sanchez or the social-program slashing Orange County Board of Supervisors but a Los Angeles charity, Jermaine Jackson and the daughter of Nan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    CNN: KFC's Double Down Fails To Take Off

    Dave Lieberman​Even as food bloggers and food journalists alike piled onto the hype that was KFC's Double Down, CNN Money is reporting this week that the bunless sandwich is a dodo, flightless and most likely doomed to extinction.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Irvine is 22nd and Yorba Linda 38th on Top 100 Small Towns List, But Newport Beach is the Place to be if You are Rich and Single

    ​Out of the top 100 small U.S. towns to live in, Irvine falls at No. 22.So says CNN's Money Magazine, which ranked cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 based on a variety of criteria, including percentages of white, super-rich or out-of-work people versus the state median (the fewer, the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    This Week in Weird Meat News

    Flickr User etrusia_uk​Didja hear about the hullaballo over a restaurateur in Arizona who thought it was good idea to offer lion meat burgers to commemorate the World Cup in South Africa? Turns out one of the e-mail addressees on his restaurant's newsletter announcing the special meal was an a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    [UPDATED:] 4 OC Weekly Staffers are Now Finalists for Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Meet Orange County's Other Fact-Challenged, Media-Loving Birther Lawyer

    Youtube screen captureFrom left: Anderson Cooper (duh), Paul Rolf Jensen, Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin​Paul Rolf Jensen issued a press release last year in which he called himself a "leading Orange County, California trial lawyer." His personal-injury law firm is based in Costa Mesa.On Friday, CNN anch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010

    Weapons of Mass Delusions

    Grand Central Art Center

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    Weapons of Mass Delusion

    Grand Central Art Center

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Breaking: Tornado Warning Issued for OC and Long Beach

    UPDATED WITH TORNADO WARNING EXTENDING TO ORANGE COUNTY . . . ​ABC News reports the tornado warning previously issued for Long Beach and south-central Los Angeles County now includes the Orange County communities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Irvine, Fullerton, Costa ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    UPDATED: Afghanistan War Orphan Advocate Hasan Nouri Backs Obama Troop Increase Strategy

    Photo by John GilhooleyHasan Nouri​UPDATED WITH LINK TO VIDEO . . .Hasan Nouri, the Laguna Hills civil engineer and war orphan advocate profiled in a Weekly cover story a year ago ("War & Water"), and Nabil Miskinyar, the owner of Irvine-based, Dari Farsi-language network Ariana Afghanistan Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Barbara Coe on Lou Dobbs' Resignation: It's Also Obama's Fault

    So legendary liar Lou Dobbs quit his CNN show last night, and the expected reactions are flowing in: Aztlanistas rejoice, Know Nothings rail. The campaign against Dobbs was very much a La Raza conspiracy, but California for Coalition Reform head Barbara Coe is also pointing a gnarled, cigarette-stai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    In Light of Braff: Five Bizarre Internet Hoaxes

    Flickr user Thor Arvid​The world thought  Scrubs actor Zach Braff was dead yesterday for a few hours--suicide, they said. Turns out, it was just a Scrubs fan that had created a faker CNN page in 2007 that somehow resurfaced. In an age where someone's Wikipedia page is edited spookily quick to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Feds and State to Californians: Ride Out Swine Flu Alone

    CNN carried a report this morning on physicians at the University of Kansas telling students to avoid coming in to the campus health clinic if they contract the H1N1 swine flu virus and that they instead ride it out in their dorm rooms. That's keeping with federal guidelines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    CNN is a Punk Rocker

    sepiamutiny.com​Someone forwarded me this article on Muslim punk in the United States. I read it and think you should too.A major focus of the story is a Boston/NYC group called the Kominas, which I learned from reading means "the scumbags" in Punjabi. The article is pretty good and makes the Komi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Orange County Clergy Goes Hollywood for Obamacare

    Yes, the people popping up everywhere to disrupt explanations of Obamacare by congress people and administration folk seldom get covered these days. A favorite was two days ago on CNN, when the anchorwoman cut to such a town hall where a U.S. senator was detailing the plan. Without ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Sen. Tom Coburn Tries to Have His Obama-Birther Nutcake and Spit It Out, Too

    The birthers apparently won't leave CNN's Rick Sanchez alone. (Welcome to the club, bub). A day after exploiting their nutty cause to his noontime audience--again, welcome to the club, bub--he had U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn on his CNN Newsroom program today to explain how the Oklahoma Repub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Updating!! TMZ Reports Michael Jackson Dead at 50

    TMZ is reporting that Michael Jackson is dead at 50. CNN is still only reporting it as "Michael Jackson rushed to hospital." As was widely reported about an hour ago, the much-maligned pop icon was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital earlier today after suffering cardiac arrest. First Farrah Fawcett, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Pastor Rick Finds It Chilly in D.C.

    UPDATED... Following up on Gustavo's thoughts here: CNN pundit Roland Martin (loved his show, Laugh-In) had this to say about Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren: "There were not many people clapping when his name was announced." That was right after another CNN pundit observed that those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Election Night Music in OC/LB

    Sure, it's fun to sit at home on election night and watch the results come in. I mean, think of all the great moments: Russert with the whiteboard, Florida "erroneously" being called for Gore, and, uh, other things that happened in years other than 2000. But what if you could watch these things - a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Candy Kush Machines

    The future is now; the future is Marijuana Vending Machines. Technically termed PVMs, or Prescription Vending Machines, and now available at Herbal Nutrition Center in LA, the similarity between these and candy or soda machines ends at the name. They're installed behind secure dispensary doors, only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Marty Smith returns to Orange Coast Magazine

    After eight years with Los Angeles Times Magazine (where he's currently a senior editor), Martin Smith is heading back to OC to be editor-in-chief of Orange Coast Magazine. In a past life, Smith was staff writer and columnist for The Orange County Register. He went on to edit Orange Coast from 199 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Fake CNN Site Blames Fires on Mexicans

    When a bogus post went up on a fake CNN website late last week with the headline: "Separatists Claim Responsibility for California Wildfires" and which included a "confirmation" by Gov. Schwarzenegger that MECha (the Aztlan-loving student group) had claimed responsibility for the fires, anti-immigr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Safer Teen Sex in OC?

    Lots of Unprotected Fornications in SD: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports this morning that youths ages 15 to 24 in our southern neighbor county had a whopping 85,000 cases of chlaymdia, gonorrhea and AIDS in 2005. How’s that rank? Well, according to the newspaper, researchers at the Cali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Our House Is A Very Very Democratic House

    First it was MSNBC. Then it was CNN. Now, finally, even Fox News has acknowledged the (apparently) obvious: The Democrats shall retake Congress. MSNBC predicts a thorough stomping, giving the Dems as many as 234 seats (leaving Repugnicans with 201), with a margin of error of 10 seats. CNN is more h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    The Natives are Getting Restless

    Remember how congenial the OC GOP gathering at the Hyatt Regency Irvine seemed a few minutes ago? Fuck that shit. Election-loss testiness reared its ugly head at 10:20 p.m., our R. Scott Moxley reports from the scene. As the giant TV screen showing CNN flashed pictures of presumed California winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2006

    How Do You NOT Spell Ethics? K-T-L-A

    Anyone been watching the KTLA Morning News lately? The Los Angeles Times, which like KTLA is owned by Chicago's Tribune media giant, has come down hard on anchors Carlos Amezcua and Michaela Pereira, as well as entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, for receiving free stays in a hotel their "news" show w ... More >>

  • Film

    September 1, 2005

    Stars and Strife

    Why do our biggest celebs make our biggest duds?

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Awe Yeah!

    Homework before rock with Smoosh

  • Columns

    January 27, 2005
  • Features

    July 8, 2004

    Terror-Fied

    The War on Terror begins at home. My home.

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Fish-Free Sea

    You may live to see it in your lifetime

  • News

    April 3, 2003
  • Columns

    April 3, 2003
  • Columns

    April 3, 2003
  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Subliminable Action Hero

    Irvine's Bush doll takes on Barbie

  • Columns

    July 11, 2002
  • Columns

    April 25, 2002

    Couched in Ignorance

    Your TV and the Middle East

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    We Can Multitask

    Yucef Merhis light-speed world

  • Columns

    September 27, 2001

    Sitting Shiva for Us All

    First the terrorists hit the U.S., then Riviera hits OC

  • Features

    July 5, 2001

    True Lies?

    Ken Bucchi says he was a drug-running spook. The CIA says hes an impostor

  • Columns

    November 23, 2000

    Hog Heaven

    Exploding GOP heads, nipples with pasties and people who were mean to me

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Fantasy Land

    Next time, for sure!

  • Columns

    November 16, 2000
  • Columns

    August 31, 2000

    Sweatin' to the Oligarchy

    A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!

  • Columns

    May 25, 2000
  • Columns

    June 17, 1999

    My Life as a Media-Savvy Teen

    Or, how I became the voice for my generation

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