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Derek Olson

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine Are Buds

    The two thought they were doing the people of Long Beach a favor. Then they became targets in the city's weird war on weed

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Groups Step Up Opposition to Punishment for UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union

    ​Meant to get this up yesterday, but a group that protects the legal rights of Asians and Pacific Islanders sent word that it has joined 14 other civil rights organizations and professional bar associations from across the nation in condemning the recommended suspension of UC Irvine's Muslim Stude ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    All Gaza, All the Time for One Muslim Student Union Watcher

    ***UPDATED*** As former Weekly reporter Derek Olson mentions in this piece, recent UC Irvine graduate Reut R. Cohen keeps tabs on the campus' controversial Muslim Student Union on her blog. But, understandably, it's been all Gaza, all the time in recent days. Cohen (left) provides v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Babies, Porn Stars and Mixed-Martial Artists

    New York Post Page 6 columnist Richard Johnson reports today that retired porn star Jenna Jameson is having “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz's love child. Well, at least we think it's Tito's. Pity the fool who is the father if it is not. By the by, our image of Ortiz was shot by former W ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 26, 2008
  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXII

    Memorial Day Edition Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    OC Weekly kicks major ass in SoCal press club award nominations (Updated)

    I knew we'd build on last year...and we have. Congratulations to all this year's nominees: Journalist of the Year, PRINT (Under 100,000 circulation) REPORTER, COLUMNIST OR EDITOR: Scott Moxley, OC Weekly News Feature, DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS Under 100,000 circulation: Nick Schou, OC Weekly, “Ju ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 15, 2008
  • Columns

    May 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVIII

    This weekend began on Thursday thanks to Rockstar Energy's Taste of Chaos tour coming to Long Beach arena. Weekly staffers and freelancers headed out and experienced the shenanigans reporting back later, hung over and rocked out. Music Editor Dave Segal spent Friday taking in Crystal Castles at Det ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 10, 2008
  • Columns

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XII

    Jewlicious Festival 4.0, the largest youth festival celebrating contemporary Jewish culture and identity, was held in Long Beach over the Feb. 29 - March 2 weekend at the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center. Reza Allah-Bakhshi dropped by on Saturday and caught internationally acclaimed ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part IX

    The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    Super Blogalicious

    Seen and Heard on Super Tuesday

  • Columns

    February 7, 2008

    Letters

    'Don't be such a dick!'

  • Columns

    January 24, 2008

    Letters

    'Sometimes, when I am stressed, I go and stand on the shoulder of a toll road and smell the fumes—I mean, fresh air'

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    Has It Been a Year Already?

    2007: A year to remember

  • Columns

    December 20, 2007

    Letters

    'All credibility has just gone down the drain'

  • Columns

    November 22, 2007

    Letters

    Why can’t polygamists be more like Mike Carona? He only has one wife (and a mistress and a couple of girlfriends)

  • Columns

    November 15, 2007

    Letters

    "What do you mean, no better than a McNugget?"

  • Columns

    November 1, 2007

    Letters

    "There is a huge difference between the FBI and the media."

  • Columns

    September 13, 2007

    Letters

    "Don't be hating on Latinas because you can't get like them, all pretty and beautiful"

  • Columns

    September 6, 2007

    Letters

    I hate Mexicans

  • Columns

    August 30, 2007

    Letters

    WHEN IS THIS PAPER GONNA PUSH ASIDE SOME HOOKER ADS AND MAYBE INCLUDE SOME INFORMATIVE INFORMATION?

  • Columns

    August 23, 2007

    Letters

    "At least now we know that the 'new' weekly is picking up a bunch of non-gay, non-liberal readers"

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007
  • Columns

    July 5, 2007

    Letters

    Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more

  • Columns

    June 28, 2007

    Letters

    'Take you, your family and all the shit-smelling pho houses back to SE Aisia'

  • Columns

    June 14, 2007

    Letters

    'I hold an ASS'

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Free crap that came in the mail

    You think these are cupcakes. But in fact, they are "Beasley Poppers," and Paris Hilton likes them. In the interests of objectivity, since they were sent to me for some reason -- most likely because of my stunning resemblance to Paris Hilton -- I recuse myself from reviewing them, and instead de ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007
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