The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Jewish Voice for Peace and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee are among the civil rights groups pressing the U.S. Justice Department to renew the investigation into Palestinian-American civil rights leader Alex Odeh ... More >>
An OC refugee thought he had found a way to end his country's civil war. Then the FBI found his laptop computer
When it comes to supplying laughs, Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani enjoys his share of racial banter. Born in Iran and raised in CA, he delivers jokes rooted in his own heritage, mixing in jabs at his family, upbringing, even audience members. Before he headlines the Brea Improv February 21st ... More >>
The bracing 'Yossi' lays bare the soul of a closeted doc
The rambunctious lineup includes nine Oscar nominees
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
See the update at the end of this post about the accused killer's defense filing a writ in the Court of Appeals to dismiss the criminal case.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 17, 3:29 P.M.: The family of the late Christopher Ryan Smith, whose body has never been found, is suing his accused murderer and business p ... More >>
Local Libyan Americans welcome others to join them tonight at a candlelight vigil in Tustin to mourn the loss of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other members of the American diplomatic corps in Libya."The Libyan American Association of Southern California condemns the cowardly and ... More >>
Their collaboration at the Hawks and Doves In the Garden of Peace event in Laguna Beach promotes a vision of peace in Palestine
The Newport Beach doctor is a UC Irvine philanthropist, Syria's honorary consul general—and the target of activists who call him an apologist for a brutal regime
Since the Weekly profiled the Anaheim ethnic enclave unofficially known as 'Little Arabia' in a January cover story, hundreds of folks on Facebook have 'liked' the neighborhood page that has existed since 2010 on the social networking site, sending its total to over 1,100. Rashad Al-Dabbagh, who ... More >>
Niveen Ismail headed into a Santa Ana courtroom last week facing the possibility of a three-year prison sentence for allegedly asking a private investigator to kidnap her 7-year-old son from his foster parents. But, after three hours of deliberations, the jury found the Newport Beach 45-year-old ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
From the bizarre--PETA seeking a vegan diet be a condition of cannibal wife Omaima Nelson's parole--we move now to the sublime:LIVE NUDE OMAIMA!OK, so she's not exactly live, and the NSFW photo after the jump could very well have been photoshopped. But it is definitely nude . . .
Jonathan TaggartDan Mangan, a Vancouver folk singer, is on the beginning stretch of his US tour, bringing with him a new album, Oh Fortune, and his now-permanent band members. Together, all three elements are moving Mangan's sound toward something larger, what he calls, "a very important step." Y ... More >>
How could I forget that Thanksgiving weekend 1991 rampage? Egyptian-born model and 24-year-old nanny Omaima Aree Nelson bludgeoned, skinned and chopped up her husband of two months--and twice her age--in their Costa Mesa apartment. With her olive skin, slender form and impeccably dressed in red h ... More >>
Linkin Park Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected them on a personal level. "We have family ties to Japan," Chester Ben ... More >>
Still makes a strong impression Tommy Davidson, he's a funny dude. (He told me to say that.) Tommy has been entertaining the masses for more than 25 years and has had parts in hit TV shows and movies like In Living Color, Proud Family, Woo, Juwanna Man, and most recently Black Dynamite (which has ... More >>
Europe then and now, according to Jean-Luc Godard, in 'Film Socialisme'
The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courtsbut can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?
Courtesy of Saddleback ChurchAs released WikiLeaks proved George W. Bush lied, told half-truths and lived in a world far from reality--at least as chronicled in his recently released memoir, Decision Points--the former president was receiving a reportedly "rousing reception" at Sad ... More >>
The Washington Post is reporting that in his speech tonight to announce the end of major combat operations in Iraq, President Barack Obama will say it is time to "turn the page." "Ending this war is not only in Iraq's interest-it is in our own. The United States has paid a huge price to put t ... More >>
It was tough being Arab American when Sami Bishara Mashney immigrated to the United States at age 23, during the height of the Iran-hostage crisis. He actually had to go Greek for awhile for his own safety. Of course, it's no picnic being Arab American now, which is why Mashney holds so much res ... More >>
ACLUHalime SatA woman who was barred from flying out of the Long Beach Airport is among 10 U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the American Civil Liberties Union is representing in its constitutional challenge of the government's "no-fly list."Halime Sat joins a disabled veteran of the U ... More >>
Here are The World Almanac and Book of Facts Top Ten News Topics of 2009:1. Obama Presidency Begins. With the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Barack Obama swearing in as the nation's 44th president Jan. 20 in Washington, DC.her ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace (now Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum) opened in 1990 and for nearly that long there has been a permanent Hall of World Leaders exhibit featuring life-size statues of such history-shapers as Winston Churchill, Charles deGaulle and Mao Ts ... More >>
CORRECTED VERSION...You'll find separate interviews on this site with Aaron Cohen and Christine Buckley, the co-authors of Slave Hunter: One's Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking (Simon & Schuster). One thing you won't read in those Q&As is their shared beliefs that techn ... More >>
Praying, eating and bowling with the most hated student group at UC Irvine
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
Saraah Olsons strange trip through the U.S. war on terror
OC Christian politician takes money from pornographer
Orange County authors try to bring unity to people of different religious faiths. For this they will face the wrath of believers. Again.
From the Bowers patio to Merry's
Alex, of course, is right (see his post here) about the drudges at The Drudge Report– among the many kinds of bastards they are, warmongering bastards ranks pretty high since Bush the Younger took office. But I do think he missed the importance of another, much older Encourager of war and slau ... More >>
Curious George, Final Destination 3, The Pink Panther
But Hugh Hewitt hews to the red state hues
Will Oldham sees darkness in our celebrity-mad world
Control Room director observed different perceptions of same Iraq war
Well win the war, but how about the peace?
Well win the war, but how about the peace?
Does the Times have the courage to call the president a hypocrite?
As earthmovers move in, local Indians move to save their sacred land
Huntington Beach Congressman Dana Rohrabacher helped arm the terrorists accused of attacking New York and Washington, D.C. Now hes got a new plan to save the world
We help Nixon apologists explain away the president's apparent narrow-mindedness