About 500 volunteers are gathering in San Clemente Saturday to pack 250,000 high protein meals that will be shipped to starving communities in Liberia, where the Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 5,000 people.
Remember chia seeds? Early 2014's new fad health food? Well, if you decided to try them out, you might want to check your supply. Navitas Naturals, a producer of chia seed powder, is being sued for selling batches of the stuff contaminated with salmonella. You're choice of retailers won't protect y ... More >>
A decade ago, the Weekly crew headed down to Old World Village for their annual Oktoberfest media preview. Among the plates of sauerkraut and sausages, the busty babes, and the liederhosen was a group of gals peddling Fernet Branca. None of us knew what it was, none of us liked it, and all of us lau ... More >>
The parents of a teen who died of botulism claim in Orange County Superior Court it was caused by Allergan of Irvine illegally pushing off-label uses of Botox.Doctors can prescribe drugs for uses beyond what is specified on warning labels, but drug companies cannot by law.
A peek inside Orange County's most exclusive medical-marijuana club, one no one wants to join
David France on the stirring history of ACT UP
Why are they still covering up an April outbreak of E. coli at a local restaurant?
When you look at Ralphie May, you might see big, and you'd be right. He draws big crowds, brings big talent and has the ability to cross big boarders and be loved by people worldwide. We'd say that's a big accomplishment and this weekend, you've gotta get in on the big laughs that Ralphie May will b ... More >>
To be politically aware, frolic in sandals (if you're a girl) and avoid Mitt Romney
A woman is suing Disneyland and the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County in Superior Court because she claims her back was injured by a Disney employee dressed as Darth Vader and doing battle with a bird during the 2011 AIDS Walk Orange County at the Anaheim resort. If the incident had happe ... More >>
Dengue Fever is going back to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in November on the "Electric Mekong Tour" with the cooperation and support of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and local promoter in Cambodia, Dickon Verey. The band received the Arts Envoy grant, d ... More >>
Small but deadly to land developers.Readers of the Weekly before there was a Weekly may recall the California gnatcatcher, a cute little bird who managed to stop development in its tracks in Orange County in the early 1990s, cause Donald Bren to forever be saddled with a menacing Mr. Burns squint ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh turns the star-studded Hollywood disaster flick on its head
If you're looking for a thunderous soundtrack for the Memorial Day barbecue scene, check out the Victory Records Facebook page for a free 13-track sampler available through Monday. The highlights are "Unravel" from Cleveland's Ringworm, and "Firefight" from Blackguard's newest releas ... More >>
Coughing, the sniffles and a fever aren't joking matters. For those of you putting off getting your flu shot, now may be the time to consider finding your nearest vaccination provider.Health officials have reported that Orange County experienced its first flu-related death this month, but they wo ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAndy Irons, 1978-2010Three-time surfing World Champ and legend Andy Irons has passed away at age 32. While the cause of death is still unconfirmed at the moment, Surfer reports that family sources say he passed during a layover flight from Puerto Rico to his home in Kauai, Hawaii ... More >>
The Long Beach band blur the boundaries of language, genre and nationality
Christopher Victorio24th Annual AIDS Walk Orange CountyOn Saturday morning, Harvey Milk Day, the 24th annual AIDS Walk Orange County raised awareness of much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS prevention. The day's events included art, a family fun zone and food festival, a pie-eating contest, Great Pa ... More >>
Darren James: Wrap 'emThe question before state regulators last week was whether to form a committee to explore whether porn actors have to wear condoms while shooting dirty pictures.As we mentioned here, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards is under pressure from t ... More >>
Here are The World Almanac and Book of Facts Top Ten News Topics of 2009:1. Obama Presidency Begins. With the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Barack Obama swearing in as the nation's 44th president Jan. 20 in Washington, DC.her ... More >>
Thanks to the swine flu, it is common to see nurses and other hospital workers wearing special respirator masks. This has put hospitals and nurses at loggerheads--not over whether the masks should be worn but how often they should be changed out.Even though Sacramento-area hospitals say their nur ... More >>
Where would the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) be without crazy congressman Dana Rohrabacher? He can always be counted on for fun and games and it seems like every day we get a press release from them about the guy--almost as many emails as we get from the Republicans bashing Lor ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that recent two deaths in LA County are being investigated by the coroner as possibly resulting from swine flu. The location of the two suspected flu victims? Long Beach and La Mirada, two Orange County border towns.With most of the previously reported Southern Cal ... More >>
Some people might say "free is always a good thing," but that's not really true. What about, like, a free jar of infectious diseases? That'd be pretty lame. Luckily, tonight's show at Detroit Bar is not only free to get in, but completely free of jars of infectious diseases. Hurray! It's your last c ... More >>
Usually I like to pretend Wiley Drake is really on to something when I blog about his crazy shit, but this email, which sat in my junk folder and remains there (I cut and pasted from it) is outrageously ridiculous enough to print verbatim: What Legal Same Sex Marriages Bring into society........... ... More >>
Portrait of Ten Women
... and the shopping cart, the Polio Vaccine and the Golden Gate Bridge. Should the Republican take office, he would be the oldest U.S. president ever elected. The Weekly would never promote ageism or anything ridiculous like that, but check out this website for more fun facts about the elder stat ... More >>
In The New Republic's recent critique of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's old wacky newsletters, there's one disturbing Orange County connection, according to author James Kirchick: They frequently quoted Paul's "old colleague," Representative William Dannemeyer--who advocated quarantin ... More >>
Last month's edition of The Atlantic profiles Barack Obama in several articles. One of them, "Teacher and Apprentice," a must-read piece on the Obama-Clinton relationship by Marc Ambinder, contains a couple of theories about what lit a fire under the man's ass and made him decide to seek presidency. ... More >>
Three months ago, Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica-based environmental group, released its 17th Annual Beach Report Card. Although the group noted an overall improvement in the quality of water at California beaches, it reported that Long Beach had suffered a “dramatic drop in water quality” during ... More >>
Noted evangelical windbag Jerry Falwell was raptured today, and we're sure God strained his back from carrying that hefty sack into the sky. In honor of his death, we submit some of Falwell's brushes with our sordid county: • Back in the early 1990s, Orange County-based Citizens for Honest gov ... More >>
Everyone Has AIDS! (AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS, AIDS!)
Our superlative editorial assistant, Vickie Chang, published a thought-provoking article (Yellow Fever) on the fascination of some with Asian-American females. Unfortunately, it also functioned to provoke the thoughtless, whom she discusses in Your Fetish, My Life in the current issue. The internet ... More >>
There are now 171 cases of people sickened by E. coli tainted spinach from Salinas Valley. But don't worry, the Schwarzenegger administration has a plan. True, the source of the infection hasn't been identified yet, though the Sacramento Bee reported last week, The spinach-packaging company in the ... More >>
This Sunday (a day named to honor Egyptian sun god Ra), Orange County pagans, witches, warlocks (maybe Moorlachs?) and other so-called heathens are using their mystic powers to fight the AIDS. That's right, I said pagans. Monotheistic religions are so passe. AIDS was first noticed in America when, i ... More >>
Why are county health officials in West Nile Denial?
A nurse says a prominent Newport Beach physician gave AIDS patients bogus drugs. The doctor says hes being blackmailed
Fabulous Hell doesnt try to promote the upbeat living-with-AIDS story
Now, how do you make gay-bashing funny?