It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
Of the 50 best small towns in America to live, La Palma--yes, THAT La Palma--comes in at No. 31, according to CNN and Money Magazine. That makes La Palma--swear to God, THAT La Palma--the highest-ranking California town on the list.
When the DA declines to prosecute bad cops, the only justice families can get is financial
See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>
How the search for a missing Fullerton College student began with Chris McAmis, the last man who saw her alive
See Update No. 2 on the arrest of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. See Update No. 1 on a Santa Ana nonprofit fearing the film is backfiring on Christians in Egypt and Libya and more OC ties for the film's consultant. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 7 A.M.: The mystery of how Sam Bacile came to be attached to Ora ... More >>
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
People should've been suspicious of Anaheim City Council candidate Steve Lodge long before he decided to rebrand himself as Steve Chavez Lodge in a callous bid for disenfranchised Mexi voters. He's endorsed by former Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle and arch-pedophile-protector apologist Matt Cunningham ( ... More >>
See Update No. 4 at the end of this post detailing the charges against Thomas Michael Wilhelm, which include the allegation he stole the murder weapon from a neighbor.See Update No. 3 identifying the victim as Christian Marie Murray and providing her business profile.See Update No 2 providing more d ... More >>
The FBI is accusing three men of causing more than $10 million in losses to investors, homeowners and financial institutions through various real estate schemes.After searches of one man's Tustin home, another suspect's in Coto de Caza and a Santa Ana business, the FBI on Thursday took into custody ... More >>
The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courtsbut can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?
Dave LiebermanIt seems obvious that the farmers' markets would be closed on a holiday, but they're also often closed right after a holiday, because no one is around to harvest. Due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays' weekend appearances this year, the closures are odder than normal. Chec ... More >>
[Summer Guide] The fast-growing sport has several homes in OC
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more ho' attackers, hammer heads, short robbers, skateboarding nazis, bloody bandagers, bushmen packing heat, baseball bat-wielding robbers, monkeys that are not for sale and Ryan Seacrest.Center photo by Melinda Nagy/Dreamstime.comBE ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>
by Daffodil Altan and Vickie Chang He came. We saw (kind of). He left. For one hour and 15 minutes, Building 12 of the OC Fairgrounds, which normally houses things like Sugar Plum craft festivals and ShamWow demo booths, turned into the Church of Obama--those lucky enough to get tickets w ... More >>
Three years in the life of the Capistrano Unified School District
Jury deadlocks on ‘ultimate’ punishment for Michael Lamb
Defense: Death penalty would be unfair to convicted murderer who loves baseball and his brothers
Cover Me Badd are the wrong band for all the right reasons
On the borderline with the Minutemen, the media and MS-13
Charles Ray George thought an OC stripper would cost him $150. She cost him his life.
Jesse James and the gradual degreasing of the West Coast Chopper
With some colorful storytelling and no proof, you and the DMV could ruin someones life
Can one activist fight off Detroit, Japan, Big Oil and the Bush administration to keep EVs alive?
Thunderball rolls into town
Eco-activist fasts 31 days to protest Navy sonar linked to sea-mammal deaths
The countys plan to privitize preschools was supposed to cut costs, not teachers
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