A former sprinkler contractor cut a deal in an Orange County courtroom that had him pleading guilty to winning a lucrative bid to install improvements at the Fairview Developmental Hospital in Costa Mesa, paying his employees the state contracted amount and then forcing the workers to give him back ... More >>
It was 7:30 on a Saturday night. I was in a line of people that stretched from Sears to the Carousel Court--spanning an entire wing of South Coast Plaza. From one end to the other, it would be a two-and-a-half-hour wait. But this was only half of it. At 4:30 p.m., I was in another line to put my nam ... More >>
A former sprinkler contractor has been indicted for allegedly winning a lucrative bid for state work, paying his employees the contracted amount and then forcing them to give him back $81,000 or risk losing their jobs. Sourin Babayan, 64, of Glendale, wound up losing the work when he informed the $8 ... More >>
Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?
The FBI is accusing three men of causing more than $10 million in losses to investors, homeowners and financial institutions through various real estate schemes.After searches of one man's Tustin home, another suspect's in Coto de Caza and a Santa Ana business, the FBI on Thursday took into custody ... More >>
Can one of the country's largest Middle Eastern neighborhoods patch up its rivalries to become OC's next famous ethnic enclave?
The Los Angeles Times announced today that it will expand Times Community News (TCN) coverage into Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel and the Orange County arts community beginning Aug. 26.If part of that sounds like deja vu all over again, it is--with a twist. A June 30 memo from Times Media Group to ne ... More >>
Forget Joan: A new version of the noir classic stays close to the text
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Rob Krentz's Family Talks About the Life and Death of the Murdered Arizona Rancher
In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'
The American League Division Series between the Red Sox and Angels is not only the battle of Boston vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim, of East Coast vs. Left Coast, of Beantown vs. Beanertown. It is also an epic war being waged between the cryogenically frozen heads of each town's most iconic undead: Te ... More >>
Two corporations doing business in Irvine that are the subjects of a noteworthy/notorious whistleblower's fraud investigations have now apparently drawn the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The SEC is reviewing whether James Peterson, CEO of Irvine-based defense industry comp ... More >>
A mistake for The Ruins of California, the story of someones life
From the OC Weekly Archives - Jan. 3, 1997
Non-preachy Christianity with the Jupitersciples
Joseph J. Musil's theater comes from someplace beyond
Gallinger sings the Bill Evans songbook
What you can achieve if youre willing to offend everyone
Hot licks in Deke-speak