[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. Th ... More >>
Cancer-battling guitarist Mike Atta has a long way to go to beat his illness, but he's definitely taking one big stride tonight when he rejoins the Middle Class for a comeback show in Reseda. After recuperating from a tough round of cancer treatment, Atta is joining his band mates, along with the Ad ... More >>
KCBS/Channel 2 broadcast a story this week that brings tears to your eyes and gives whole new meaning to the idea that it takes a village.Six years ago, Jackie Angeles, who is now a 5th grader at Hazard Elementary School in Santa Ana, lost her mother to melanoma. As a first grader, Jackie lost her r ... More >>
If God hasn't healed you or your loved ones from a life-threatening
disease yet, it's probably because you're too far back in the line.
Apparently, his priority is 85-year-old preachers.
The family of Chuck Smith, as well as the extended family known as the
Calvary Chapel un-denomination he found ... More >>
Comedian Jonny Loquasto always keeps it funny and also seems to keep all sorts of irons in the fire. From hosting a weekly wrestling show (yeah, seriously) and stand-up comedy, thePennsylvania native is a confessed sports fanatic with a master's degree in Physical Therapy. On May 30th, Loquatso will ... More >>
Harald zur Hausen is a towering figure in the world of cancer research, being that he was the first scientist to link cervical cancer to the human papilloma virus (HPV) and has produced other groundbreaking research on the subject. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008, so whe ... More >>
Maddie James, 2005-2011.UPDATE, JUNE 13, 2:04 P.M.: There were smiles, speeches and applause--and more than a few tears among the 100 invited guests.
They were at a private dedication ceremony Saturday at Dana Point's Ocean Institute, on what would have been Maddie James's sixth birthday. The cer ... More >>
According to Pollstar, Aretha Franklin's family confirmed that the diva has cancer that is possibly inoperable. Franklin went through surgery last week for an undisclosed illness and had canceled all appearances.
No one, not even the people who organized the recent Cupcake Showdown OC in a Fountain Valley warehouse anticipated the response it got. By showtime, block-long lines had formed for two food trucks and a bake-sale-cum-rave that brought together cupcakeries and amateur bakers sampling their wares. ... More >>
Mike SmithUPDATED: Los Angeles Clippers color commentator Mike Smith was acquitted today on charges he stole $735,000 from a dead guy. (New information throughout) . . . Mike Smith, who sits next to longtime play-by-play man Ralph Lawler during those Clippers broadcasts no one watches, has been i ... More >>
It's always fun to see new crafty supplies that are out there and share them with you, and it's even more fun to give them away. This week, thanks to the folks at the Xyron company we'll be taking a look at some fabulous new photo albums they've got available, along with a charitable take on on ... More >>
Trial before a jury is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Santa Ana for Los Angeles Clippers color commentator Mike Smith, who pleaded not guilty in January to charges he stole $735,000 from a retired school teacher with an inoperable brain tumor.If Smith--a 44-year-old a former Clipper
player who l ... More >>
Flickr user SydigillBrian O'Connor playing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the Commodore Ballroom in 2009Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O'Connor has been diagnosed with cancer, and is undergoing surgery in LA today. He'll begin chemotherapy in three weeks, and because he doesn't have heal ... More >>
Dozens of sick and starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern
California shores. Many have not survived. Meanwhile, researchers have cast a wider net for causes of adult sea lion cancer deaths.
The 2009 version of KROQ's annual summer blowout, the Weenie Roast y Fiesta, is hitting the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 16. That's like less than two weeks away, so get on it. Bands include Weezer (who still don't have or bassist Matt Sharp back in the band, even though everyone knows they sho ... More >>
Earlier this month, House of Blues Anaheim stage manager and former Tower Records west coast promotions manager Curt Wada passed away from pancreatic cancer. Tonight, the House of Blues is hosting a benefit show for his family featuring many OC/LA bands, including Death by Stereo (pictured), Dramara ... More >>
An administrative law judge heard the Attorney General's case against alcoholic-plastic surgeon-gone-bad, Brian West, in Sacramento this week. The hearings followed the accusation filed earlier this year by the Medical Board of California alleging that West had performed multiple acts of gross neg ... More >>
Just as it had on 11 prior occasions during the last 37 years, a California prison board rejected Susan Atkins' request for parole today. There probably won't be a 13th rejection. The 60-year-old ex-Manson family member has a brain tumor and just months to live, according to doctors who had launched ... More >>
A second memorial/tribute show for OC-born-and-raised musician Chris Gaffney, who passed away last week from liver cancer, has been announced. In addition to this Sunday's wake at the Doll Hut in Anaheim, this new one will take place next Wednesday, April 30, at the Cellar nightclub in downtown Lon ... More >>
Got an extra three grand lying around the house? How about spending it on the Vivienne Westwood Opus, one of the largest fashion books ever. The book, which costs a whopping $2,700, was published just this week (only 900 copies are available). It weighs in at 55 pounds and is filled with pictures of ... More >>
It's possible that, by censuring trustee Steve Rocco, the Orange Unified School District may be hastening the Second Coming. Not of Jesus, mind you, but of Andy Kaufman.
The Weekly recently received the following graphic from a reader.
At first we were puzzled—the first picture is clearly ... More >>