Long Beach City Councilwoman and our May 16 Pride Issue cover girl Gerrie Schipske was honored at a White House ceremony this morning as a "Champions of Change" due to her openness. No, not openness in the sense of being, as Dave Wielenga's story put it, "Long Beach's federally certified, duly sworn ... More >>
A state commission found the former publishers of the now defunct District Weekly, a Long Beach alternative newspaper launched in April 2007 by ex-OC Weekly staffers, owes six employees nearly $70,000 in unpaid salary and vacation pay.Still to come is a Long Beach Superior Court hearing in a laws ... More >>
Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story
LBPost.comBecky Ames, the Long Beach mayor's chief of staff, speaks with Dave Wielenga at a city function in 2008.As an OC Weekly staff writer for many years, Dave Wielenga cranked out many incredible stories and even helped bring down a crooked mayor.
Too close to call: either a steaming pile of manure or Orange City Hall.Quan and Angelina Ha are good eggs, they understand Southern California is in the clutches of a nasty drought and they want to leave the planet a better place for their newborn.But the couple is going to Orange County S ... More >>
Leif Garrett, then and now.Leif Garrett's arrest for drug possession Monday morning at the Metrolink station in downtown Los Angeles is a good excuse as any to revisit Dave Wielenga's great 1999 article, "Shakin' Like a Leif: Kicking Smack With Leif Garrett." What's the deal is with the 48-year- ... More >>
Dave Wielenga wrote years ago about a police sting targeting man-on-man sex in the restroom at Estancia Adobe Park in Costa Mesa. Something similar just went down in the Los Angeles Harbor area and--wouldn't you know it?--one arrestee may very know the Orange County locale. After all, he was wear ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times' Fabulous Forum blog reports today that UC Irvine as of Saturday is "discontinuing" five sports--men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's rowing, and sailing--to cut costs amid reduced state funding. University brass expects to save $1 million by ... More >>
As Moxley noted in his column this week, the current Vanity Fair issue has a story on ex-Broadcom head and former Weekly cover boy Henry Nicholas. He notes how writer Bethany McLean gladly cites all media outlets when swiping bits from their Nicholas coverage for her story--except the Weekly. In fac ... More >>
Leatherbys Cafe Rouge a Grand Place to Watch the World Spin
This time, she means it
'Vicki [sic] Chang has got to be one of your worst writers with the worst taste. I abhor her Trendzilla column. It has the most contrived style blurbberings [sic] Ive ever read.'
'For the record, no one currently in our employ was contacted or quoted. In fact, the surf industry does support Save Trestles and Surfrider Foundation'
From the House of Tiki to Joe MacAsland
From the Bowers patio to Merry's
'Its incredulous that Dave is so hateful. The fact that Rex was caught with marijuana paraphernalia at an airport should have made him a "hero" at the "weakly," but you allowed Dave to trash him'
'Mexicans Will Take Only So Much Ribaldry'
Jan. 18 - Jan. 24
And some we regret
What the hell are you looking at?! since 1995
Japanese cuisine cut five ways
You think your jobs tough? Try being the Ty-D-Bowl Man for Huntington Beach
Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.