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 >>
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 >>