Energy Sector

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    What the Frack is Going on in North Orange County is Subject of Symposium TONIGHT

    County and water leaders may swear fracking ain't nothing but a thing, but there are several concerned North Countians who fear the oil extraction method may endanger their drinking water. Some of them will no doubt be out tonight for a symposium on the subject at Cal State Fullerton.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Fracking Educating Spreads to All of North County: Update

    See the update at the bottom of Page 2 on Saturday's well-attended fracking forum in Brea and details on an upcoming event involving seven North County cities. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 8:33 A.M.: It's doubtful anyone from Linn Energy, the major leaseholder in the Brea-Olinda Oil Field, will swing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Orange County Register Flambéed for Fawning Over Frickin' Fracking

    A media watchdog is barking about a recent Orange County Register editorial on an industry-friendly study boosting fracking, the controversial oil drilling technique critics fear causes earthquakes and groundwater contamination.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Pat Oliphant Exhibit at the Fullerton Museum Through This Sunday!

    By Dave BartonThat instantly recognizable signature. The O an open mouth yawping in protest. The dot of the I like a projectile being thrown. The remaining letters leaning forward to attack. You don't even have to know his work to recognize political cartoonist Pat Oliphant is a confrontational indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Five Best Wins for Democracy in Orange County Last Night

    You're going to read a lot about our experiences last night tomorrow, when the dead-tree edition of this infernal rag appears. Today? A buncha lists breaking down what was a giant win for Democrats last night, but also conservative victories that ensure this county is slowly, truly becoming an egali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Police Unveil Bullet Holes from Gunman Accused of Killing Man and Firing at Cop Car

    With our poison pens, shit-smelling sneers and anti-authoritarian upbringings, we here at Weekly Central can be pretty hard on our local police, expecting the same kind of perfection we employ doing our jobs uncov-- . . .. . . Hey! Stop laughing !! . . . This does not mean that we do not acknowledge ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    Danny Noriego Doesn't Like ICE

    [Moxley Confidential] Why are government officials protecting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who almost killed an innocent Anaheim man?

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Rogelio Nava-Rivera Accused of Machete Attack

    Rogelio Nava-Rivera​Imagine pulling into your neighborhood Chevron station and seeing a guy with a machete hacking up a vehicle's hood, smashing the driver's and rear driver's side window and then turning the blade to the driver inside.This happened at my neighborhood Chevron station Wednesday eve ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Irvine Fine Arts Center Welcomes the 99 Percent

    Three exhibits show the world in perpetual Occupy mode

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Five Refurbishments That Can Help 'The Haunted Mansion' (The Movie)

    ​Disneyland's seasonal The Nightmare Before Christmas overhaul of the Haunted Mansion is complete (the attraction reopens today after a 17-day closure), thus kicking off the park's Halloween-themed festivities.Of course, the official launch of the park's Halloween-ness is September 30th which is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Is Your Car a Piece of Crap? Fight Back with a Poop-Powered Ride

    ​Put the key in the ignition, press it forward, hear that click, then the bronchial "ruhr-ruhr-ruhr," then the mechanical whimper and finally this lament screamed into the overhead lamp: "This car is a piece of crap."Been there.Ironically, a piece of crap may soon power your car.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011 Comes to the Rescue of Taxes Today

    ​Taxes must be suffering from battered women's syndrome about now. We're all like, "Aw come on, baby. You know I loves ya," Then--BAM!--corporations and rich people rap taxes upside the head, saying they ain't returning to Clinton-era levels. Then we get all lovey-dovey again and--WHAM!--House Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Little Scream: 'Just Thinking of Elliot Smith Helps Me Write Better Songs'

    ​Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Tales From the Brea Oil Field: What Are They Doing Up There?

    Brandon Ferguson​Night drivers motoring past the affluent housing tracts and well-kept strip malls of north Brea, not paying attention to the road in front of them, will notice an odd site: a solitary, house-shaped structure perched above the city, surrounded by pitch-black rolling hills and illum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    EXCLUSIVE! Online Premiere of the Steelwells' Video, 'El Capitan'

    ​When Fullerton's the Steelwells won Best New Artist and Best Song at the OC Music Awards earlier this year, they took home more than just a statue. Part of the prize for Best Song was an opportunity to make a music video courtesy of the OC Music Awards and Akorn Entertainment. Watch the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Coal-Mountain Mama Julia Bonds Talks to the Tree-Huggers

    ​What's an Applachian coal-mining foe doing in the GOP tea party stronghold of Orange County?"She's red meat for the eco-nuts," said Ed Amador, co-organizer of Saturday's Treehuggers' Ball in bucolic Baker Canyon for the Canyon Land Conservation Fund. There was more vegan cheese than beef at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Battle Over What Remains of Coyote Hills Heats Up Again

    WestCoyoteHills.comPacific Coast Homes rendering for a section of West Coyote Hills. Whenever plans heat up to build ever more estate homes in the highlands ringing Fullerton, Friends of Coyote Hills mobilizes the masses in the flats to come out against more building there. Well, here we are in the ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 24, 2008
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    July 21, 2008

    Economy Down, Surf(line) Up

    Is a rise in traffic to Huntington Beach-based surf camera Web site a leading economic indicator -- of a down economy? Ventura County Star's Alexandra Wilcox makes that case in a Sunday business report. Surfer Ozzie Osborn, no relation to the bat-head decapitating rocker, says in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Tiger Woods: Corporate Stooge?

    One of my favorite columns is "Edge of Sports," written by Dave Zirin. The man combines the best of sportswriting and progressive politics, disproving those asshole hipsters who say sports means nothing in this world. When Zirin's People's History of Sports arrives later this year, y'all crazy lefti ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Corn Power

    How to Make and Use Biodiesel

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing.  Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Oily characters

    The holidays are a time for celebrating tradition, and a story from The Associated Press reminds us of one of our country's greatest traditions: corporations screwing the public and lying about it. Confirming what you've suspected as you stand at the self-service gas pump, swearing under your breat ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Mostly, No

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Ladies and gentlemen, the propositions!

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2006

    Eddie Rose on "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"

    Eddie Rose writes: "In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 5, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Grease Bandits

    How I learned to stop worrying and love the grease

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Drilling Bit Players

    Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    White House Oil Men: OUT! More Taxes on Gas: IN!

    My how times change. The boost that 9/11 gave the oily men in the White House was as short-lived as any post-Seinfeld sitcom starring Jason Alexander. It seems like only yesterday that Dickless Cheney was defending our latest Blood for Oil campaign by suggesting Americans essentially have a God-give ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 27, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Sex, Sex, Sex! No, really: sex

  • Columns

    April 13, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Got Genocide?
    Give us your tired and your poor

  • Culture

    July 7, 2005

    It Must Have Been One Hell of a Party

    Light & Space playboys come to Irvine older, richer

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Mild In the Streets

    Buy Nothing Day Bombs at Fashion Island

  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks

    Why youd have to be a freaking idiot to vote for this guy

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Mayor Obfuscate

    Will Irvines Larry Agran honestly answer questions in his mounting ethics scandal?

  • News

    May 29, 2003
  • Culture

    May 22, 2003

    Course Of Empire

    Ron Pastucha Makes Us Hate Bush More Than Ever

  • Columns

    May 1, 2003

    Who Wants to Be a Figurehead!?

    The new postwar TV show

  • News

    April 3, 2003
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    March 27, 2003
  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Spot the Gas Leak

    The year in Tony Rackauckas

  • Features

    December 26, 2002

    Toxic Politics

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin

  • News

    December 26, 2002
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    October 31, 2002
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    August 1, 2002
  • Unknown

    July 4, 2002
  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Alternative Groove

    Study shows sun, wind, geothermal power would solve 'crisis'

  • Columns

    September 21, 2000

    Screaming Bedlam

    Horrifying stories ripped from the pages of todays newspapers

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    The Bad Old Days

    If we knew then what we know now, theres a chance Brea Olinda High School would not exist

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Its a Gas, Gas, Gas

    LA controversy raises concerns about Brea-Olinda High Schools safety

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