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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Henry DenanderPoetry 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>