See update and correction at the end of this post.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 10, 2011, 3:52 P.M.: A homicide case may finally be closed--oh, just 26 years after the crime, but who's counting? Stafford Joel Spicer, 59, of Las Vegas was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of murdering Joanne M ... More >>
In some ways, OC punk/pop band Dodge Dart has been around forever. And in others, they haven't.
That's because the group has taken a few, shall we say, hiatuses, during its career. These lapses in activity aren't due to the usual inter-band fightings or the guitarist devoting himself to yoga. Nope, ... More >>
In April 2010, convicted felon Patrick Leo Simmons Jr. was driving around San Jose in his green Camaro when he met a prostitute, made himself her pimp and the next day relocated her to Santa Ana's notorious Harbor Boulevard.Part of Simmons' business plan included advertising the woman's services as ... More >>
It used to be said that everything was more expensive in California. And until our housing market crashed, it might have been true. But at least one thing remains ridiculously overpriced here--gasoline. California's average cost of gas is now $4.34 for regular gas, while the national average is c ... More >>
The body count is piling up in Orange County this last month of 2011, with some slayings so awful they made the following compilation of the 11 most ucked fup murder scenes of the year.Please note that this will also be my last list of 2011 that includes the Salon Meritage massacre. As much as I ... More >>
A grandmother, her two adult children and her 16-year-old grandson, all from Santa Ana, were picked up Wednesday night in Laguna Beach for allegedly spreading counterfeit money around fast-food joints and mom-and-pop stores in town.Arrests came down after a teen boy and adult male tried to make a ... More >>
MontesWell, this is embarrassing: in the never-ending quest to track all Orange County homicides, the March 11 slaying of Noel Perez Aguilar somehow slipped by.This came to light while scanning the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) statement on today's arraignment of Adsalon Isai Mo ... More >>
Andrews reported his 1973 Chevrolet Camaro stolen in his hometown of Santa Ana on July 31, 1983.On Tuesday, the Nevada transplant was reunited with his sweet ride . . .. . . in West Los Angeles.
My sole Moreno Valley experience happened in 1998, when some methed-out gabacho stole my run-down 1983 Camaro from the parking lot of the former Huish Family Fun Center in Anaheim right next to Camelot (it's now an industrial park). When the cops told me that they found my car in Moreno Valley, m ... More >>
The Gettin' Made blog feature is moving to the Heard Mentality section of the OC Weekly site, make a note of it! Heard Mentality is transforming like your fave yellow Camaro into an all-emcompassing culture section.
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Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to Souther ... More >>
Last night I attended the Neil Hamburger show at at Alex's Bar. It was a weird show overall: opened up with some thoroughly average stand-up from Jason Boggs, then an acoustic solo set from Joe Jack Talcum, followed by the inventive yet oddly laughless musical comedy of Pleaseeasaur and ending with ... More >>
This past Saturday was the official release date for Transformers movie toys, and of the three toy-inspired movies coming out this summer (Bratz and Care Bears: Oopsy Does It being the other two), this was clearly the one with the must-have merchandise. Though the giant morphing robots in the movie ... More >>