Courtney Perkes

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Five Suggested Job Requirements for the New Orange County Register Restaurant Critic

    Have you read the job posting for the Orange County Register's new restaurant critic?I'm actually surprised; they're calling for a critic who will delve into Little Saigon and Little Arabia (note to the editors over there: it hasn't been called Little Gaza in years), who is at home in high-end resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Ten Great OC Coffeeshops

    ​We're sometimes accused of being too North County-centric around here. We can't help it; even leaving aside the snark about Laguna Engabachada, the fact is the population's up here in the 714, and choice in restaurants tends to follow the population.Coffee, however, is a different story. There's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Five Reasons Omnivores Don't Eat In Vegan Restaurants

    Flickr user thegrocer​The Orange County Register published a review last week of Freesoulcaffe, a vegan restaurant in Tustin and posted a link on their food blog, Food Frenzy, asking if their review changed any minds about vegan food. The response was nearly universally "no," and it bears thinking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    UPDATED: Daryn Peterson, Fake Doctor Boosted in Register Story, Sentenced to Jail and Probation

    ​Daryn Peterson, who was convicted in December of posing as a doctor and claiming to heal serious or incurable diseases including cancer and AIDS, was sentenced today to 270 days in jail and five years probation, and is prohibited from working in any medical field or selling any vitamins or pharma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    "Natural Doctor" featured in OC Register Charged With Being a Fake

    Daryn Peterson Daryn Peterson must have been flying pretty high on June 10, when he opened the Orange County Register and read Courtney Perkes' feature story on him, "A Rejection of Western Medicine." Today, the 37-year-old Las Vegas resident was arrested and charged with unauth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2008

    Santa Ana Councilmembers: Mensches and Mensos

    Over the weekend, the Orange County Register reported that SanTana City bureaucrats have put their much-vaunted Renaissance Plan on hold after public outcry over its Big Hermano approach to redevelopment. But that's not the biggest news: reporter Doug Irving also revealed that councilmember Vince Sa ... More >>

  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005

    Chuck Not Amuck

    Register ignores Assemblyman DeVores payola scandal, trashes Nativo for his four years later

  • News

    February 24, 2005


    Anti-tower activists claim developer and friends are suing them into silence