Golden West College

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Carlos Vasquez Suspended from Campus Cop Gig Over Pro-Nazi and Anti-Black Instagrams

    A security officer has been suspended from his job at one of two Orange County college campuses following a television news report that indicated the 31-year-old has been posting pro-Nazi and anti-black sentiments on Instragram. Carlos Vasquez was disciplined by Golden West College in Huntington Bea ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    OC's Scariest People 2013

    Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Accused of Chewing Out 18 y.o. College Student Who Visited His D.C. Office

    A meeting between an 18-year-old Golden West College freshman and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) reportedly ended in the gazillion-term congressman's office with him shaking a finger at her, following her out of the door and threatening her. What was it about Jessica Bravo that set off T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Makes DREAMer Cry By Ranting About Illegal Immigration at His DC Office

    All of us know Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Supported Taliban) is an idiot, a pendejo, a guy who once employed a staffer who'd go on to get arrested for pedophilia (then deny he ever knew him) and believes in wacky things. But it's one thing to be some foolish politician, and quite another to mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Mawufemor Biekro, Ex-Girl Scouts Accountant, Gets 5 Years for $100k Embezzlement

    Here's one we didn't get to last week: Mawufemor Bierko, a former foreign-exchange student from Ghana, pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $100,000 from the Girl Scout Council of Orange County. Biekro, 35, who has worked as staff accountant for the Irvine-based nonprofit, Ghana, was s ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2012

    Lisa Becker Has Patience for the Patients

    The bipolar activist wants to cure OC's problem with the homeless who are mentally ill

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Mawufemor Bierko Accused of Crumbling Girl Scouts' Cookies by Stealing More Than $100k

    A Cal State Long Beach graduate suspected of embezzling more than $100,000 from the Girl Scouts of Orange County was arrested at a Wisconsin airport earlier this month and is awaiting extradition back to California, according to U.S. Marshals and Irvine Police.Marshals were reportedly acting on a t ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2011

    WINNER'S CIRCLE: Vanessa Castillo and Yenni Diaz

    [BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Organizers With the Orange County Dream Team

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Huell Howser Donates His Past and Future Programs Not to PBS SoCal But Chapman University

    ​If the homespun head of Huell Howser Productions was going to donate his vast catalog of past and future shows--California's Gold, Visiting ... with Huell Howser, Road Trip with Huell Howser and other Golden State-centric television programs--to anyone in Orange County, you'd assume it would be C ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Are OC's Cops Minding the Community?

    The death of Kelly Thomas has put a spotlight on how cops treat the mentally ill

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    State Funds Classes To Teach Law Enforcement How To Interact With Mentally Ill, Majority Of Officials In OC Haven't Taken It

    ​​As the Kelly Thomas beating death in Fullerton has put interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill under a microscope, we wondered just how well-prepared OC's cops were to deal with such situations. Turns out that California's Mental Health Services Act funds a two-day train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Poet Gerald Locklin Talks About How Lady Gaga is in his Reading Routine, the Bukowski Connection and OC as 'Sand Beach'

    Henry Denander​Poetry readings are boring. And I'm not just saying that as a guy whose sole exposure to the genre was a force-feeding of Maya Angelou in community college. Nope, I actually read -- and try to write -- the stuff and even I think most of these gatherings are really great if you aresu ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    The Searchers of G.I. Joe Search and Rescue

    The OC group goes into the California wilderness to find the missing—and to honor a brother who was swept away

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    PBS SoCal Breaks Ground on Costa Mesa Studios Today

    ​PBS SoCal, which was formerly known as KOCE/Channel 50, is scheduled to break ground this morning on new studio headquarters on the first floor of the South Coast Corporate Center at 3080 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.Production studios, which are expected to be completed by the fall, will join PBS SoC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    [UPDATED: Body ID'd as Joe Le] Joe Le, GWC Student, Missing After Being Swept Away in the San Gabriel River

    Joe Le (Anaheim)​UPDATE: APRIL 4, 9:11 A.M. The OC Register now reports that the Los Angeles County Coroner's office has confirmed that the body found in the Angeles National Forest near the San Gabriel River was that of Joe Le. His body was found on Sunday.UPDATE: APRIL 3, 7:30 P.M. The OC Regist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Food Profiling: Ochoa's Chorizo

    ​ Thirty-five years ago, Aurora Ochoa was a wife and stay-at-home mother who wanted to do something while her husband was out working. She started making her own chorizo in their garage and gave it away to friends and family. Back then, she hand-cranked single meters of meat at a time with the ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011

    Sal Duenas Is a Handball Wizard

    The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courts—but can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    KOCE To Become PBS SoCal, Will No Longer Focus On Orange County

    ​Say goodbye to KOCE. Beginning in January, the Orange County public television station will become PBS SoCal.  The name change was announced in a telephone press conference today as KOCE takes over as the flagship PBS station for Southern California, replacing Los Angeles' KCET, which will ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Can Van Tran Get Loretta Sanchez Fired?

    [Moxley Confidential] Republican challenger says he will boot OC's lone Democrat from Congress

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Juri Julie Kibuishi and Samuel Eliezer Herr, OC Homicides No. 19 and 22: Both Executed, He Was Also Dismembered

    UPDATE: They have found Sammy Herr's head (details after the jump) . . . Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police DepartmentDaniel Patrick Wozniak has been arrested for Juri Julie Kibuishi and Samuel Herr's murders.​Samuel Eliezer Herr's father went to his 26-year-old son's apartment in Costa Mesa Saturday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Headline: Woman Says She Was Kidnapped from Golden West College, RapedComment by triggerhappy: We don't know why she waited a month but its [sic] trivial for anyone to question why she waited if you've never been violated like that yourself. And one other thing, I bet if this guy was latino or b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Don't Forget Your Pet While Letting It All ShakeOut

    Don't forget Bowser.​As Orange County readies for its participation in Thursday morning's "Great California ShakeOut" earthquake drill, actor and animal activist Leo Grillo is working feverishly to ensure animals are included in mock rescue efforts. Grillo is founder and president of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/25

    Knitting for Beginners Workshop, 6:30 p.m.You're never too old to take up knitting. Hell, everyone needs scarves. And socks. People need socks like they're going out of style. And it's good to keep your hands busy. After all, idle hands are the devil's playground! Consider yourself warned!!The Kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Wacky OC History Moment of the Week!

    In anticipation of the Barrio History Symposium held this Saturday morning at Golden West College by the Orange County Mexican American Historical Society (I'll lecture on the 1936 Citrus War), here's a blast from the county's Mexican-hating past. From the Sept. 6, 1918 Los Angeles Times:Ask a Mexic ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    To Do Tonight 5/7

    Out Loud: Slam Poetry, 7 p.m. Joanne Gordon and her “punk-ass posse” of slam poets use words like jazz notes, creating a cacophony of sound and meaning, and, as Gordon puts it, “squirting adrenalin at the walls.” Price $12-$15 Cal State Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach CA 90840 5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    An OC-RAP Challenge

    This Saturday Golden West College is hosting an Impeachment Forum. Details follow below the e-fold, but the method of delivery for this information was quite novel indeed. Quite novel indeed? Who am I, Jeeves? Anyway, I received an e-mail from the one, the only, Thu-Trang Tran, the indefatigable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/21

    THE NUTCRACKER, 7pm A Christmas classic! Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach 1940s RADIO HOUR: A HOLIDAY MUSICAL, 7:30pm For big band fans. Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster LA POSADA MAGICA, 7:45pm Performed in English with a Lati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/04

    SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT, 7:30pm Music to be performed will include traditional and contemporary wind band literature. Golden West College, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, (714) 895-8150 CHAPMAN JAZZ COMBOS AND BIG BAND, 8pm Jazz enthusiasts should capitalize on this event: admission is free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/03

    SUSHI 101, 6pm Learn about and enjoy sushi. Call to reserve your spot. Benihana’s, 4250 Birch St., Newport Beach, (949) 955-0822 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE…, 6:30pm Celebrate the holiday season with family at friends at this Winemaker’s Dinner. Zov’s Bistro, 17440 E 17th, Tustin MOTION CITY SOU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    Rohrabacher Cuts and Runs

    Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had his ass handed to him yesterday in not one but two debates with opponent Jim Brandt. At least, I think he did. It's kinda hard to find out. Why is that? It's because the only mention of Rohrabacher in the past day's press is as Tan Nguyen's former opponent. Damn it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2006

    TV is Stupid

    "More bars in more places. That's what people have come to expect from Cingular." Bullshit. That's what my parents have come to expect from ME. Shame on Cingular for appealing to alcoholics. Sorry, but I just hate commercials these days. If it's not ambiguous word usage, it's terrifying paranoia- ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 9, 2006

    Not Clear for Takeoff

    Earthbound, Golden West Colleges Medea isnt evil enough

  • Culture

    December 8, 2005


    11 Places to watch the Nutcracker this season

  • Food

    October 6, 2005
  • Culture

    March 17, 2005

    Bat the Bunny

    Why KOCE wont show the controversial Postcards from Buster episode

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    El Zelig

    Despite a Decade of Unfulfilled Hope, El Pelos builds a rock en espanol scene

  • Culture

    August 28, 2003


    Jack McCarthys everyman poems

  • Culture

    June 5, 2003

    Making Everyone Miserable With Me

    Rachel McKibbens Writes From the Other OC

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Gale Force

    If poetry cant stop the war, can it at least save Americas soul?

  • Culture

    March 21, 2002

    The Oedipus Files

    Truth, porn still out there

  • Culture

    March 7, 2002

    The OCies Yeeeee-ha!

    Its the 2001 OC Weekly Theater Awards!

  • Culture

    July 19, 2001

    Real Whirl

    In the fast-paced Sly Fox, greed is good as long as its honest

  • Features

    May 31, 2001
  • Columns

    July 13, 2000
  • Features

    October 28, 1999
  • Features

    September 2, 1999

    Back to Cool

    Our firstand probably last, but certainly incompletecollege club guide

  • Features

    September 10, 1998

    Give It the Old College Guide*

    The finer (and lesser) points of local institutions

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