Little Saigon's Jonathan Phong Khanh Tran doesn't look like a vicious murderer and his endearing, polite personality once prompted a veteran homicide detective to describe him as the "nicest" killer he'd ever met. In Tran's view, he doesn't look or act like a murderer because he isn't one. But the ... More >>
Richard Norman Lederman, an associate in the Watergate Crips gang in Los Angeles, thought about robbing a financial institution and chose one in Orange County. Lederman pondered how to avoid capture and decided to don a woman's wig and wear black-knit gloves when, during lunch hours of March 9, 200 ... More >>
Demystifying the Williams sisters
Our Matt Coker told you in April that the Los Angeles Angels and the city of Anaheim settled a federal class action lawsuit that requires them to make their stadium more wheelchair accessible. This week, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter ordered the defendants to pay the plaintiff lawyers--V ... More >>
Armed with a baseball bat and a mop handle, members of the Asian Crips criminal street gang attacked a group of men and women outside the Asian Garden Mall in Little Saigon on Thanksgiving 2001 and murdered one of the victims.The crime went unsolved for eight years until Westminster Police Departmen ... More >>
Lance William Sigue might still be working Anaheim and Santa Ana streets as a dangerous 28-year-old drug dealer, but his own abject stupidity brought him to the attention of Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies, Anaheim police and ATF agents.In May 2009, Sigue had been enjoying a brisk busine ... More >>
As part of a "Create Jobs; Not Lawsuits" campaign in California, Orange County state Assemblyman Don Wagner today blasted what he sees as Proposition 65's abuse of businesses by greedy plaintiff's lawyers.The voter-approved 1986 proposition called, "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, ... More >>
YumsVincent Julian Valdez's stupidity on MySpace cost him 10 years in a California prison.In 2007, the trigger-happy Santa Ana hoodlum with the Thug Family Life (T.F.L.) gang obviously didn't get the memo concerning stealth.Valdez attempted to reduce his potential prison exposure after committing ... More >>
So now that everyone is disappointed that Apple didn't introduce the iPhone 5 and instead introduced a version of the iPhone 4 with a better camera, we turn our attention to our sister paper LA Weekly's big news today: that Tupac Shakur was ordered killed by Sean Combs, then known as Puff Daddy, ... More >>
A La Habra man headed a notorious Crips street gang drug ring that sold marijuana across the country and held meetings on the same Compton block where a second Crips operation sold pot and moved prescription drugs to Louisiana, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles.Deverick Desha ... More >>
Chhoun: I paid too much!You might imagine that hardcore members of Southern California's criminal street gangs would want to pay the lowest price possible for a car--or even steal it for nothing.But in February 2008, Rick Chhoun--a resident of Long Beach and an admitted 19-year-old member of the ... More >>
Sunday's local news highlights include:Unsolved 1977 NY Murder Tied Again to OC-LA Serial KillerVeteran courthouse reporter Larry Welborn got nearly a full page today to tell the tragic story of popular 23-year-old Ellen Jane Hover of Manhattan. Hover was murdered 33 years ago this month aft ... More >>
This and many other questions from fans brought about by Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi's new video for "That Tree." (You know. Treeeeees.)Well, actually... We think we have a theory on that red bandanna.
Hanna Montessori's Killer Gets An Unpleasant SurpriseJonathan Phong Khanh Tran--dubbed by a homicide detective as "the nicest killer" he'd ever met--has waited 17 months in a California prison in hopes that a state court of appeal would overturn his rape, oral copulation and murder convictions in ... More >>
'Stupid-ass crackers talk about gangs like they know something'
Three OC Weekly writers were nominated for L.A. Press Club Awards, and none of them came home empty-handed last night. Gustavo Arellano won the President's Award for "Ask a Mexican." R. Scott Moxley took first place in "Investigative/Series" for his piece "The New Crips." The judges said "We liked ... More >>
'There is no life left in the paper. No humor, no edge, no spank. You are plain and boring. I dont know what you did to all these good people to run away, but I can guess. I wont pick up OC Weekly Letters 'This article is CRAP. This interview never happened, and falsifying information in that way is wrong for so many reasons. Mickey Mouse is a household name. Its like slandering Jesus; you just dont do it'
'This article is CRAP. This interview never happened, and falsifying information in that way is wrong for so many reasons. Mickey Mouse is a household name. Its like slandering Jesus; you just dont do it'
'The review of Proof in Santa Ana was the best bar review Ive ever read . . . considering I dont read many bar reviews . . . and Ive been drinking . . . and its noon on Sunday'
Keven Federline makes a case for the American Chav
'Moxleys use of "wheelchair-bound" and one "confined" to a wheelchair has been recognized as journalistically incorrect in the Associated Press stylebook for over a decade now. Why go out of the way to be politically inco
'The real issue is not the motives of the Gunther-the-Terribles but the thousands of California business establishments that refuse to comply with the ADA until a Gunther-the-Terrible comes along and sues'
Angelucci and Gunther: Snakes of a Feather... Marc E. Angelucci, a Los Angeles attorney who has helped David Allen Gunther file lawsuits against small businesses, doesn't know the difference between the Weekly and the Register. This only highlights his trouble seeing reality. Along with a series o ... More >>
Meant to blog this yesterday, based on something we saw on ABC's Nightline, but it's also reported on by InfoWorld. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on May 4. Among the speakers was a specialist whose company we taxpayers are paying more than $7 million a year. The ... More >>
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