Cosa Nostra

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    La Coka Nostra's Hostile Hip-Hop Just Might Kill You

    When it comes to cocaine and pop culture, one blow-snorting icon towers above all. In 1983's Scarface, Al Pacino played the iconic Tony Montana, a merciless, rags-to-riches coke kingpin who (spoiler alert) goes out in a blaze of gunfire and blood. Hip-hop worships the character for his killer instin ... More >>

  • News

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    No on Measure R Contributor Has a Past

    Garbage As mentioned here, Santa Ana recycling equipment maker Enterprise Co. has given $4,000 to the campaign against Irvine's Measure R, which asks residents to give a vote of approval to the Irvine City Council's planning of the Great Park on the old El Toro Marine Corps base. Enterprise Co., w ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 27, 2007


    A year to remember

  • Columns

    October 25, 2007


    "You had me with you until your last paragraphy where you wrote: 'His balls were much, much bigger than any of ours.' "

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Fourth Sheriff Carona Pal Convicted of Crimes

    Joseph G. Cavallo grew up poor in tough New Jersey neighborhoods, graduated from law school, made himself nationally famous as a California criminal-defense lawyer who earned millions of dollars. He owns an Orange County mansion, a small Caribbean island and a fleet of luxury cars Mike Tyson would e ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    'Dirty, Stupid or Both'

    Never mind the photo: Sheriff Carona denies Mafia ties

  • Culture

    September 17, 1998

    We Couldn't Find 10

    Our Top 8 list of the upcoming theater season