The Long Beach man who emceed children's dance contests out of a Cypress academy before he was busted for secretly recording girls changing was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison for also having possessed 600 images and videos of child pornography.
Residents last night filled Anaheim's Brookhurst Community Center near the site of a shooting that left 9-year-old Ximena Meza dead. "This is a sad day for the city," said Mayor Tom Tait. "I have great faith in the men and women of the Anaheim police department. I know they will find those responsib ... More >>
As part of a deal with the federal court, a youth dance competition emcee switched his plea from not guilty to guilty Tuesday to possessing more than 1,000 images of child pornography. Paul Michael Barbour, 33, of Long Beach, also admitted to secretly recording little girls in their dressing room at ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on federal prosecutors taking over the case against Paul Barbour. Update No. 1 was on his online dating profile. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 4, 6:32 A.M.: According to Paul Michael Barbour's Google Plus page, the 33-year-old Long Beach resident is an "emcee, present ... More >>
Frantic parents of girls who belong to the Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) dance schools have taken to social media to compare notes on the Cypress academy worker accused of possessing child pornography (including images secretly recorded at a recent event at Cypress College) and wonder whether KAR offici ... More >>
College program celebrates 10 years at Newport Beach Film Festival
Anaheim Police are investigating the case of a man's body found inside a burning car early this morning as a homicide.But residents of the 100 block of South Westchester Drive suspect the tragedy was an accident.Or was it a suicide?
The old "Shoe Camera Taping Up a Lady Target Shopper's Skirt Trick"; that's the second time I've fallen for it this month.Speaking of fallen, that's exactly what has happened to non-sworn Orange County Sheriff's Department jailer Jose Alderete, who is accused of being a Fontana Target store peeper a ... More >>
Peter Mathews is a Cypress College political science professor, so who better to break down the 47th U.S. Congressional District primary? His interest extended beyond academics. The Democrat was among eight candidates on the ballot for the redrawn district that includes Cypress, Rossmoor, Stanton, W ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 22, 2:48 P.M.: According to Cypress Police Sgt. Robert Cote, Nguyen does not appear to be the man who pointed a cell phone at a female in a Cypress College ladies room last month.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 22, 2:27 P.M.: Remember that pervy incident from last month where a guy was trying ... More >>
A look back at the last week and the snark that came from it all.FEB. 11: Whitney Houston dies in Beverly Hills, and a shrine goes up in . . . Laguna Hills? It's at the home of Mike and Mahi Pasha now, but in 2006 the legendary singer rented the place to be closer to her drug counselor. What We L ... More >>
Cypress College is reaching out to the community in the wake of a female student's 3:10 p.m. Monday report to Cypress Police that a man tried to photograph or videotape her as she was using a restroom in the campus Humanities Building. By evening, Campus Safety officers released a still image of ... More >>
One good (bad) act of pervitry in a community college women's restroom apparently deserves another. We told you earlier this morning about an unknown guy shooting photos or video of a woman using the restroom at Cypress College:"Pervy Shutterbug Invades College Ladies Room" Orange Coast College i ... More >>
Former Cypress College student Jon Alvarez is a talented bassist and has a website currently soliciting donations from supporters. It's not a Kickstarter campaign asking to raise money to fund a tour or recording project, though. It's a GiveForward page with a goal of $10,000 to help pay for ... More >>
Justin BurnsYesterday, Gustavo brought the sad tale of Bobby Joyce, a former Santa Ana High School basketball star and University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Running Rebel arrested for allegedly robbing a Vietnam War vet confined to a wheelchair. Now comes word that another young Orange County hoo ... More >>
Cypress CollegeA few weeks ago, I posted about Orange Coast College's Spring Semester lunch lab. I hadn't noticed till now that a commenter on that post rightly pointed out that Cypress College has its own Thursday lunch lab that is also worthy of mention. We're already into its third week, b ... More >>
Steven Matthew LeClaire, Jr.UPDATE, FEB. 28, 5:19 P.M.: U.S. Army Specialist Steven Matthew LeClaire, Jr. was AWOL when he opened fire without provocation on three men Thursday night, according to prosecutors.After allegedly killing his friend Marques Murray, 24, and wounding his father, Steven F ... More >>
"It's a moment of total euphoria," Edina Lekovich, director of policy and programming with the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Los Angeles, said during this morning's uninterrupted KTLA/Channel 5 news coverage of the events unfolding in Egypt after the resignation and departure of Egyptian Presi ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Yes, they have dish called the Wake 'n' Bake. But it's actually good!
Erik PattersonCypress College may just be a community college located in one of the more nondescript cities in Orange County, but every summer for the past 15 it's hosted one of the finest new play festivals in the state. The Cypress College New Play Festival 2010 includes works by: Ruth McKee, S ... More >>
How Fullerton resident Alex Bernal's 1943 battle against housing discrimination helped change the course of American civil rights
Photo by Gregory MiguelA hand-cuffed activist is led away from an anti-abortion protest at Cypress College last year.The independently funded Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cites the administration of Cypress College on its 18th annual list of the "best" Muzzlers of Fr ... More >>
Post-Punk Progressive Pop Party, 9:30 p.m. A 46-year-old dude called DJ Lou Screw holds this bash. What more could you ask for out of a Thursday? Or a name? Puka Bar 710 W. Willow St. Long Beach CA 90806 Delirious?, 7:30 p.m. It's pretty well known that any band with punctuation in their title ha ... More >>
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