The Marine won the Navy Cross for bravery in Iraq. But it was his job with the Orange County Sheriff's Department that gave him PTSD
By John Wiederhorn and Katherine Truman Avenged Sevenfold have always occupied a weird space in the annals of OC metal, or metalcore, whatever you want to call it. Despite being rejected by some old-school metal fans (i.e. anyone with a sleeveless denim jacket, a Napalm Death concert stub and tattoo ... More >>
With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?
Even a man needs a hanky for his take on 'Ohio'
Today's Weekly features a chat with director Jonathan Demme about his third music documentary on rock god Neil Young.Jonathan Demme Gets His Emotion On with Neil Young JourneysBut Village Voice Media's Aaron Hillis doubled down, interviewing Demme and Young together, after they took a stroll through ... More >>
If there is one word to describe the latest Los Angeles Times column by Steve Lopez, it is "blunt."That is what the veteran journo smoked before getting behind the wheel of a Crown Vic to help Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich study the effects of marijuana on driving.Here's another word ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--actually the Weekly's TWO weekly round-up as an attempt is made to make up for lost vacation time.Left courtesy of E! Entertainment, right courtesy of Orange Police DepartmentRyan Seacrest (left) gets paid another visit from his No. 1 Army spe ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--with an especially heavy emphasis on San Clemente and Huntington Beach. MONDAY, OCT. 5 He died for your remote. Who's the Patron Saint of Stupidity Again? A 50-inch Viso plasma TV was stolen out of the beer tent erected for the weekend F ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more beer bandits, wild chases, ripped-off stripper drivers, bowling alley knife fights and men without pants.TUESDAY, SEPT. 8Strippers' Backup Needs Backup A man who told police he was hired to be a driver for strippers met with anot ... More >>
"Uniforms, jackets, badges, guns, cuffs, belt, ammo, car--a black Crown Victoria with lights and siren . . . [and] three stars on my collar which means I'm second command to the sheriff." --Ex-Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl testifying today about some of the things Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona ga ... More >>
True-life adventures with Richard Johnson, art provocateur
Several hundred supporters of International Justice for Janitors Day gathered outside South Coast Plaza today for a good old-fashioned Orange County juxtaposition. Clad in purple t-shirts, and armed with homemade shakers and noisemakers, the group met for a rally followed by a march down Sunflowe ... More >>
'Stripped AAA: Abandoned Automobiles of America'
IT TURNS OUT THE FOLLOWING ITEM IS BASED ON A HOAX THAT BEGAN IN NEW JERSEY. SEE THIS. SO SPEED AWAY, SOUTH COUNTY DRIVERS! This just made the rounds in the OC Weekly e-mail-ery, not that all of us have lead foots here. Just most of us. Consider yourselves warned: California Highway Patrol will la ... More >>
Worst. Year. Ever!
Record of the year?
Ex-Orange County assistant sheriff George Jaramillo pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies and agreed to a year in jail. Here is a story from our archives about how Sheriff Mike Carona and his top deputy planned a dynasty
An open letter to the Board of Supervisors
New hope for the wretched