Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Our esteemed punk-rock columnist Exene Cervenka decided she wanted to share a short story with you. It comes in parts, starting this week. Since most everything she does is badass, we figured this would be no different. The following is part one of "I Had a Dream That I Woke Up, But ... More >>
Jonathan Demme's new doc showcases post-Katrina resilience
UPDATE, JUNE 22, 4:36 P.M.: Travel back in time, kiddies, to one month and four days ago. The world was so much different then. Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council g ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 18, 11:31 A.M.: Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council decided Tuesday night to send letters to lawmakers seeking removal of radioactive waste from the plant. ... More >>
Surfrider FoundationThe swindle'n continues.UPDATE, MAY 9, 4:20 P.M.: The basis for the most recent PR campaign--pushing the need for additional evacuation routes in the case of a emergency at SONGS or Camp Pendleton--was a concern expressed in a public poll from November 2010 (months before ... More >>
Yes, Southern California, it's true. Water is falling from the sky in a crazy phenomenon called "rain." Which means that stuff is getting wet and people are freaking out. It's best to be very careful out there. This morning, the National Weather Service put Orange County ... More >>
Trevor Keen / OC WeeklyIt seems like ancient history now, but it was only in September that a federal judge in Georgia threatened to fine Laguna Niguel's Orly Taitz with $10,000 for filing a frivolous lawsuit--and then doubled the amount of the fine when Taitz continued to accuse him of treason.A ... More >>
Photo by Jim FraserBruce Newell (left) and Bob Scheibel (right) on duty as reserve firefighters at OCFA station 16 in Modjeska.Structural engineer Bob Scheibel is no stranger to disaster. On Sept. 11, 2001, he was flown to Ground Zero on the only flight across U.S. skies that night, to help stabi ... More >>
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) is an "American Hero."
By David Shankbone/Wikipedia CommonsDave Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival.A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author Dave Eggers will be presented the 2009 "Courage in Media" award at the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' 13th annual banq ... More >>
First, a copy-paste: Please contact USA today and demand that they provide the readers with info about January 26 trial. If they refuse, report them to FCC, as defrauding the public in connection to electionsThat's right, folks: On her blog, Dr. Orly Taitz says that USA Today would be ... More >>
Photo by Gregory MiguelA hand-cuffed activist is led away from an anti-abortion protest at Cypress College last year.The independently funded Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cites the administration of Cypress College on its 18th annual list of the "best" Muzzlers of Fr ... More >>
*UPDATEDIt appears Orange County Register readers watch the Channel 4 news. Or, at least, some of the comments left on KNBC's online version of a breaking story about a man committing suicide this morning on the altar of Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove read as if they could have been lifted from o ... More >>
If you didn't think reality television could get any more crass than the grating weekly doses of collagen-injected OC busybodies, guess again. ABC is scheduled to air its new border patrol reality T.V. show during the same time slot as our desperate little OC housewives beginning in January. T ... More >>
More Street dirt: In his pre-treasurer-tax collector days, Chriss Street allegedly billed (and double-billed!) a bankrupt trust "for thousands of dollars in expenses, including a $3,584 laptop computer and $1,200 in office supplies," reports Ronald Campbell at the Register. The records collected by ... More >>
Most reports are characterizing the federal response to the California fires as respectable --- or at least not a Katrina-style fuck up. So it's too bad FEMA had to go and embarrass itself by having fake reporters lob softball questions at a press conference earlier this week. The agency apologized ... More >>
On February 19, 2005, after a heavy rainstorm, a massive tree fell on the historic, art deco-era bandshell in Long Beach's Bixby Park, the pride of the city's Alamitos Beach neighborhood since 1927, and more recently, a home to the homeless and weekly pottery classes. The tree crushed the building, ... More >>
Ever wonder where your local tax dollars go?
Master of Disasters Mike Carona breached secret anti-terrorism plans
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If it wasn't for the cheeseburgers, I might have found this morning's resignation of White House Chief of Staff Andy Card touching. Certainly the reporters– and I use that word loosely– on the various cable news stations did, but then they were just following the White House's lead and i ... More >>
Yesterday, as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was submitting to a public humiliation ritual before a Senate committee, his only punishment for letting New Orleans drown (in other countries, such incompetence would result in dismissal from office and permanent disgrace, but in the land o ... More >>
A bumper crop of bad news!? Thanks, Bush!
The president could hop from one corpse to another and think hes walking on water
Helping the folks who need it: the GOP
Its hard to celebrate 10 years of the Weekly when youre busy hating the president
Black fungus triumphs over tenants at Costa Mesa apartment complex
Im George W. Bush, and I Approve This Destruction
Forest fires? Blame Bush
He turns 91 this week, so its possible Ronald Reagan cant remember. But Jim Washburn cant forget
If San Onofre is so safe, why are federal officials pushing anti-radiation pills on its neighbors?