Confession time: Like many in the media, I looked at Kevin E. Harris blowing himself up, having covered his Costa Mesa house in foil to prevent the government from reading his mind and writing the gubment was also behind the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson, John Lennon and everyone who perished ... More >>
When will sweet Zeke Kendall catch a break? The 19-year-old Costa Mesa resident was rushed to the UCLA ICU back in November because his heart was suddenly failing. The Weekly has been in touch with Kendall's sister, Amber Weiser ever since and reported on the developments. But this week we received ... More >>
Updated, with new info on the bottom...ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 30, 5:14 P.M. "I'm not the type of person to reach out to the public for help," Amber Weiser told me, her soft voice dropping to hold back tears, "but I just don't know what to do." Weiser's brother was rushed to the emergency room on Nov. ... More >>
Chuck Norris, Robert "Knock the Battery From My Shoulder" Conrad and The Most Interesting Man in the World have nothing on Dick Butkus. The Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker (1965-73) would eat all three of those pussies for breakfast. Even his last name sounds like the punishment he can dish ou ... More >>
The FDA is investigating reports of five deaths that may be linked to Monster Energy, the popular caffeine-and-taurine beverage in a big black can.A lawsuit against Corona-based Monster Beverage claims that a 14-year-old Maryland girl with a heart condition died after drinking two cans of the energy ... More >>
It's probably lurking somewhere on your computer screen right this moment, taunting, "Psssst, you haven't checked me in three whole minutes. Stop that very important thing you are working on and pay attention to me now!" Damn email. Can't function with it, definitely can't function without it.& ... More >>
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UPDATE, DEC. 28, 5:38 P.M.: A paddle out in memory of Surfline founder, president and chief forecaster Sean Collins is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. If Collins were still here to give a prediction, he'd tell surfers to brace for the possibili ... More >>
HeartAttackGrill.comHeart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass BurgerSurely you remember Heart Attack Grill, an Arizona burger joint that reveled in its unhealthiness by offering not only an unreasonably large burger with a 8,000 calorie count called "The Quadruple Bypass", but fries fried in lard and ... More >>
As serious as a heart attack.Enjoy this week's edition of all that is fit to read, eat and oggle at (above) from this week at Stick A Fork In It! Read it all after the jump.
Propelled into the national rock arena during the Detroit renaissance at turn of the millennium, Electric Six garnered significant critical acclaim for its up-tempo, sexified take on classic garage rock. Despite shuffling band members through the years, Electric Six has maintained an impressive l ... More >>
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Amidst calls and petitions for McDonald's to fire Ronald McDonald and stop marketing to kids, a 57-year-old man named Don Gorske has reached a remarkable milestone: he ate his 25,000th Big Mac, 39 years after eating his first.
Last week, Blair River, the 575-pound man who was the spokesman for The Heart Attack Grill--a hospital-themed Chandler, Arizona restaurant that sells a burger called "The Quadruple Bypass" and cigarettes--has reportedly died of complications from pneumonia at age 29.
Flickr User John MorganEarlier this week, the USDA checked on the nutritional value of eggs and found that something changed with today's chicken ovums compared to the eggs they tested in 2002. Today's eggs, with 185 mg of cholesterol, has 14% less cholesterol than back then, which had an averag ... More >>
Richard James Wilson's Booking PhotoSpeaking of dead Orange County Jail inmates....The same day the Orange County Sheriff's department (OCSD) announced the death of an immigration detainee inside Theo Lacy Jail in Orange, the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) announced that it had wrapped up ... More >>
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Of course, it was going to be a big story, the $5 million class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court alleging Taco Bell doesn't sell real beef in its tacos. And most stories focus on the Alabama-based law firm representing plaintiff Amanda Obney: Beasley, Allen, Crow, Mehvin, Portis & Mile ... More >>
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State Senator Jenny Oropeza, who championed public health legislation and was expected to easily win reelection next month, died Wednesday night of complications from a blood clot. She was 53.The Democratic lawmaker represented Long Beach, first in the state Assembly and later in the state Senate ... More >>
While far too many people are giving unwarranted attention to the Heart Attack Cafe at the Orange County Fair for offering deep-fried butter, no one seems to care that they're bashing First Lady Michelle Obama's much-lauded efforts to de-fatten America.Want some Tea Party bullshit with your order ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big
Though we haven't written too much about them lately, we've recently gotten wise to the fact that Long Beach's Free Moral Agents have a lot of new genre-bending, eclectic gems waiting to be downloaded.
While competing in a standup paddleboard race Sunday, glasser/shaper Steve Adler stopped 40 yards before the finish due to chest pains.He got himself checked, took the doctor's advice to take it easy for awhile and then went about his business at the Westminster shaping factory he shared with Tim ... More >>
Bill Clinton was admitted to a New York City hospital after suffering from chest pain and received two stents in one of his coronary arteries, the Washington Post reports. ILongtime Clinton aide Douglas Bend said the 63-year-old former president "was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York P ... More >>
walgreens.com A friend bought a bottle of fish oil pills for their positive effects on her health. The purchase was not, shall we say, a success, and looking at the label it's not hard to figure out why. There are so many disturbing things in this picture, it's hard to know which is the most egre ... More >>
Writer/musician Jim Carroll passed away Friday due to an apparent heart attack. He was 59 years old.Most know Carroll as the man who wrote the book The Basketball Diaries, which was later turned into a shit film starring Leonardo DiCrappyo. But like every book-turned-movie, Carroll's tale was much b ... More >>
A class-action suit filed in New Jersey by longtime Denny's patron Nick DeBenedetto and backed by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) alleges that "Most meals at Denny's restaurants meals are dangerously high in salt, putting the chain's customers at greater risk of hig ... More >>
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 >>
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On October 1, we reported that Ed McKie passed away from a heart attack in his sleep. We just received word on McKie's memorial service that will take place this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Memphis Santora in where else but the Artist's Village in downtown Santa Ana. Organizers ask that donations plea ... More >>
The Weekly regrets to report that Ed McKie passed away in his sleep this past weekend from a heart attack. You may remember McKie from our July 31 cover story, "Metheds to His Madness," detailing McKie's struggle to open a nonprofit foundation in support of recovering addicts in downtown Santa Ana ... More >>
Last Night: Jose Gonzalez at the Orange County Performing Art Center's Samueli Theater on September 25, 2008. Better Than: Shopping at IKEA. Download: "Killing For Love" video from the Jose Gonzalez website The "Off-Center" concert series at the Samueli Theater closed out their concert season wi ... More >>
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
We offer our condolences to longtime Weekly photographer John Gilhooley, whose stepdaughter Paige D'Agostino passed away last Friday. "She received a heart transplant in 2000 and after 7 plus years she had a heart attack and did not make it. Paige was 18," writes John. There will be a memorial co ... More >>
Cystic Fibrosis Blood Drive
At Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall writes about his father, biologist Alan Cohen, who taught at Irvine Valley College. Cohen died following a heart attack two weeks ago.
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