As editor of this infernal rag, I have a hard policy about awards: screw' em. I'm convinced that most national judges will always pass us over and not even bother with our stories because they assume we suck because of our OC pedigree. So I tell my colleagues to only truly concentrate on three conte ... More >>
An incredibly profitable Laguna Beach marijuana operation underway while Hollywood director Oliver Stone ironically filmed Savages in the heavenly coastal Orange County village has cost a man his freedom. Following a 2012 arrest, Richard Ashley Parker eventually took a plea bargain for his ... More >>
There's a new editor-in-chief over at High Times magazine. Chris Simunek, author of Paradise Burning: Adventures of a HIGH TIMES Journalist, says he wants to reverse the rag's slow descent into pot porn and bring back its more ancient tradition of hard-hitting reporting on the drug war. Helping to i ... More >>
HayekIt seems Hollywood can't get enough of Laguna Beach, our county's best seaside town.Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is building a cast for a crime thriller film based Don Winslow's Savages novel about two Laguna Beach marijuana growers who piss off a Mexican drug cartel. According t ... More >>
Yes, OC Weekly investigative reporter Nick Schou got his mug shot in today's Los Angeles Times. No, he wasn't participating again in a riot, peeking inside an undercover DEA 18-wheeler or even driving solo in the HOV lane.
A year or so ago, Schou thought it'd be fun to perform his normal work duti ... More >>