See the update at the end of this post about the former Pacifica Pharmacy owner withdrawing his appeal of his pharmacy license revocation.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 25, 7:30 A.M.: As you've probably seen or read, former Rowland Heights physician Lisa
Tseng has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second- ... More >>
For counterfeiting U.S. Federal Reserve notes, an Orange County con artist and convicted drug addict faced as much as 20 years in prison.
Costa Mesa's James Peter Perraie, a past part-time Rancho Santiago Community College student with a history of methamphetamine and heroin abuse, originally ... More >>
This is for all you mothers out there: if you were in rehab for 30 days, wouldn't your babies be the first people you would want to see? How about if it was after a few days inside or overnight? Same deal, right--if a therapist cleared you to return to your family, of course. Well, Octomom Nadya Sul ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about DA getting child abuse count added, Ms. Lockyer's statement.See Update No. 1 about today's postponed court hearing.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 6:44 P.M.: Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer, the former Alameda County supervisor, estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill ... More >>
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered Dr. Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng to stand trial for second degree murder in the deaths of three young men, one of whom was Vu Nguyen, 28, from Lake Forest. The decision came after a preliminary hearing that lasted three weeks. The osteopathic medicine doctor alle ... More >>
Jodi Barber, a Laguna Niguel mother who lost a son to prescription drug abuse, was a catalyst for the documentary Behind the Orange Curtain, which made its world premiere May 2 at the Newport Beach Film Festival, sold out four screenings there and was awarded the Orange County Filmmaking Award.Tonig ... More >>
Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to email@example.com.
My apologies in advance if this letter sounds li ... More >>
When Westminster police caught up with Edgar Antonio Lucha in September 2010, he was in a Compton drug rehab. But, according to the state crime database, the 25-year-old's fingerprints matched those a naked man drugged out of his mind had left under a 10-year-old boy's bed a few nights earlier.Last ... More >>
Social Distortion perform at Guitar Center Sessions which Nic Harcourt hosts. I've missed that slight British accent! Plus, Mike Ness talks about Social D's 30-plus year
career, how he started liking music ("By 7th grade I was listening to Lou Reed's Transformer. (While) most kids are just figur ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 29, 2010UPDATE, 2:05 P.M., Jan. 17: Steven Tyler reiterates that, even though he is a judge on American Idol, he will record an album with Aerosmith soon. He informed the public that he will head ... More >>
Janet MacoskaCherie Currie performing with The RunawaysTalking with Cherie Currie on the phone is easy. What's not easy is fitting several lifetimes' worth of crazy days and recovery into 50 years in this planet. Who would ever dream of attaining the level of success that she achieved by 17 years ... More >>
More kids get high huffing legal substances than by
ingesting marijuana, cocaine and hallucinogens combined. So says a recent report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.The study finds:7 percent of 12 year olds sniff inhalants.By comparison, only 1.4 percent of ... More >>
UC Irvine pharmacological researchers may have hit on a new way to battle cocaine addiction. Material they shared with Science Daily suggests that blocking a hormone related to hunger regulation can limit coke cravings. A study led by Shinjae Chung and Olivier Civelli zeroed in on how
the melanin-co ... More >>
The company that makes gazillions off its Adderall patent has a message to patients: stop taking Adderall.
But Shire Pharmaceuticals Group PLC's desire has nothing to do with health concerns chronicled in today's feature, "Who's Your Addy?" It revolves around money. The Basingstoke, England, compa ... More >>
When a fast-food-type bucket says "Fried Dynamite" on it, I expect it to deliver. Pay attention, OC Fair vendors: balls of fried dynamite sauce (that spicy cooked mayo that sushi restaurants tend to serve scallops in) would be a great greaseball snack.
But the only food in here was...four atomic fi ... More >>
Satisfying all your voyeuristic tendencies, Leslie Arfin has published her diary. She’s actually been doing this for a long time, one entry at a time in her Vice column: Dear Diary is a collection of entries starting from sixth grade and going until age 25.
After every entry, Arfin does an updat ... More >>