Ed Arnold

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    PBS SoCaL Unceremoniously Cancels Real Orange, Lays Off Entire Crew

    Late yesterday, members of the crew that produces Real Orange, the only television show in Southern California exclusively devoted to OC, were called into a meeting with their bosses to learn the stunning news: after 16 or so years, from when the station was KOCE to today, their show and work would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Loretta Sanchez No Longer Pussies Around with Her Holiday Card

    Some may be taken aback by Rep. Loretta Sanchez's latest controversial holiday card, finding it especially snarky of a tax-and-spender to poke fun at the fiscal cliff's draconian social spending and defense cuts and tax hikes that will expose lower- and middle-class Americans to deep personal financ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    PBS SoCal Breaks Ground on Costa Mesa Studios Today

    ​PBS SoCal, which was formerly known as KOCE/Channel 50, is scheduled to break ground this morning on new studio headquarters on the first floor of the South Coast Corporate Center at 3080 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.Production studios, which are expected to be completed by the fall, will join PBS SoC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Protest Planned For Candidate Excluded From Sanchez-Tran Debate

    What's she trying to say?​Nowadays, even arranging a debate involving Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is controversial.Orange Juice blog is reporting that "supporters of independent congressional candidate Cecilia Iglesias are up in arms" about KOCE-TV's decision to exclude Iglesias from next week's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    [UPDATED] Primary Election 2010: Media Forces Unite, and the GOP Senate Parties

    The blurry end.​12:56 Downstairs, in the lobby bar, there is still a decent sized crowd of very well dressed people clutching cold drinks. The general idea is that government as business is back, and it's riding on the backs of women. Though I don't hear much political banter and as far as I can t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    NYC AIDS Walk Gets Hillary Duff. We Get Vickie Vargas

    New York's AIDS Walk opening ceremony hostessNew York City's biggest AIDS fundraiser of the year, Sunday's AIDS Walk in Central Park, will be led by actress-singer Hillary Duff, who will serve as co-host of the opening ceremony and walk with her "Hillary Duff-Walk with Love" team.Orange County gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Urgent, Dire OctoMom News Update

    News reporters, news photographers, news helicopters, police cars and dozens and dozens of random (apparently bored) locals flocked to a La Habra neighborhood after 10 p.m. tonight, all to see OctoMom arrive at her Orange County home with two of the more recent offspring.   For context: Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2009

    KOCE's "Real Orange": The Incredible Shrinking News Show

    We've frequently bemoaned the lack of a quality television news programs excluisvely covering Orange County, which has a population of 3.1 million people after all. Now comes word the show the covers the county most consistently will be drastically scaled back. Real Orange on KOCE/Channel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2008

    The Media-O-Meter: Can a Balboa Bar save Orange Coast?

    Maybe—or at least help steer OC’s 34-year-old glossy monthly magazine away from what had been a frothy, puff-piece-packed publication that featured interviews and profiles with former owner Ruth Ko’s friends, and B- (sometimes C)-grade celebrities adorning its covers who often had nothing what ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 31, 2008


    'He will have had a greater positive impact in people's lives than some judgmental, morally superior journalist who can only throw barbs to build himself up at the expense of one who has passed away'

  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005
  • Culture

    March 17, 2005

    Bat the Bunny

    Why KOCE wont show the controversial Postcards from Buster episode

  • Features

    November 25, 2004
  • Food

    May 30, 2002

    Straw Dog

    Short on berries, short on fun

  • Unknown

    February 7, 2002
  • Columns

    July 12, 2001
  • Columns

    July 20, 2000
  • Columns

    July 13, 2000