• Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Orange County Brother-Sister Duo Operated Hospital Drug Scam

    Conspiring with his sister who worked as a nurse, an Irvine businessman got rich selling stolen and mis-branded hospital supplies and drugs--including the horse tranquilizer and party drug Ketamine. Bahram Khandan, owner of United Capital Group Inc., profited more than $1.88 million during a two-ye ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The Corner Pocket Is Stanton at Its Finest

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our bold editor-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Professional Tax Preparer Wins Prison Trip For IRS Cheating Scams

    As a professional tax preparer, Mark Joseph Jensen didn't just help steal money from the U.S. Treasury by falsifying tax returns in the name of his clients. Jensen also secretly diverted client refunds into his own bank account and didn't bother to file income tax documents for himself during severa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    50 Reasons Why Orange County is The Worst Effing Place in America

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Six People We Met at BlizzCon

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​More than 26,000 people united AFK (away from keyboard) at the Anaheim Convention Center last weekend for the geekstravaganza that was BlizzCon 2011. We had a chance to meet some of the devout Internet gamers, who traveled from 50 states and 49 countri ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    A Year of Navel Gazing: The Virtual Orange County

    Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Matt Keough, Ace Pitcher-Turned-Town Drunk, Gets Year in Jail (Sorta) for Latest DUI

    ​Former Oakland A's pitcher, probable ex-husband of Playboy Playmate-turned-founding The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Jeana Keough and current boozehound Matt Keough was sentenced today to a year of jail for his latest DUI incident.On the bright side, Keough was granted credit for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    The Moreno Valley: Junkyard of OC Dreams

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Wanted: Spaceballs Fans to Find the Mystery Obscenity

    Either an evil crew in "Spaceballs" or Black and Decker corporate dickwads.William Medina, 25, believes he got sacked from a Black and Decker warehouse job in Rialto because the company brass misinterpreted a 14-word message he posted on Twitter. He explained to the San Bernardino Sun that he recent ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    The "Real" Housewives of Orange County

    So I got back from a brief vacation last week with two episodes of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" saved on my DVR. I knew I had to sit through the darned things to review the show, but I also knew I didn't really have to watch them to understand how ridiculously stupid and pointless the t ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • Culture

    January 27, 2005

    The Rebel Comedy Promoter

    Doug James may resemble an actor or billionaire, but comedy is his game

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Albino Brown

    Social commentator, Radio Host/Producer (SP Radio One, The Ska Parade), Filmmaker, Breakdancer, Street Poet, Music Historian

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Poo Fighters

    Once a friend of land developers, Garry Brown has joined the battle to keep OCs beaches free of the brown stuff