The path 19-year-old Curtis Maurice Canady took to land face to face this week with a no-nonsense federal judge in Orange County for pimping minor girls in prostitution near Disneyland isn't pretty or fair. Canady grew up in an exceptionally poor, crime-infested section of Los Angeles. His mother g ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Movoto's ranking of America's most fashionable city includes Westminster—but that makes sense!
A 38-year-old Aliso Viejo woman is to be arraigned today for allegedly setting fires to her home and car to collect $128,000 in insurance payments and of lying to reap $85,000 in welfare, housing, and MediCal benefits for which she did not qualify. Andrea Michelle Robinson is also accused of recei ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Goodwill Boutique in Tustin promises to hipsterize your wardrobe for a good cause
[Hole In the Wall] This Lake Forest spot wows with a simple-yet-potent Peruvian menu
Gucci Mane The Observatory 2/8/13 First thing's first, it's a bit odd that Gucci Mane just played The Observatory, right? I mean, he's not currently on tour, and he decided to play in Santa Ana even though he is from Alabama? Okay, we're down with that. However, what us OC-ers are not down with ar ... More >>
Picture this. It's the mid 2000's, and the south has been steadily drawing out the blueprint for street music in the 21st century. Records in Young Jeezy's early canon such as Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 and T.I.'s Trap Muzik have all but literally set in stone the commandments ... More >>
Following a 134-count federal grand jury indictment, the FBI arrested the 35-year-old leader of a notorious South Carolina criminal gang United Blood Nation (AKA Bloods Street Gang) in Huntington Beach this week.South Carolina-native David Andrea Jenkins (AKA "Dread") and his gang members used sophi ... More >>
Perhaps you caught the news story on the teevee recently about nylon ropes disappearing from hardware store shelves thanks to the popularity of mommy-porn bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.That isn't the only business crediting E.L. James' book with brisk product sales, according to a Huntington Beach ... More >>
Kreayshawn The Observatory Dec. 30, 2011 Having been to more shows than I can count in 2011, last night's Kreayshawn gig at the Observatory in Santa Ana was definitely was one of my most eagerly anticipated of the year. With all the hype (both good and bad) that surrounded the pint-sized rapper, ... More >>
What do you get if you buy stuff for your boyfriend and yourself from high-end retailers like Sony, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as 42 Super Bowl tickets for yourself, family and friends for a weekend of partying that includes limos, hotel ... More >>
When Laguna Hills roofing contractor Michael Vincent Petronella was convicted for one of the largest known frauds of its kind in California history, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas famously said, "Cheaters who defraud the system will be trading in their Pradas for prison garb." Su ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Marchon3D's fancy glasses go on sale at Bella Terra on Friday
It was way back in 1995 when none other than KRS-One himself rapped in the DJ Premiere-produced "MCs Act Like They Don't Know" that "Now we got white kids callin' themselves niggas!" Fast forward 16 years later, a Colombia Records deal for white rapper Kreayshawn has put the issue on the fo ... More >>
UPDATE June 8, 7:51 a.m.: It's official: Kreayshawn has officially signed with Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 21 year-old will release "Gucci Gucci" via digital retailers on Tuesday, June 14th and prepare her forthcoming full-length debut album, due later this year. ... More >>
Sold for $607.5 million.Richard Walcott and the folks at Volcom have good reason to pop a few bottles of the Champagne region's best bubbly. On Monday, the surf, snowboard and skateboard brand reported that it had been purchased by PPR, a French luxury and retail group. Now, the question is ... More >>
Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time
While it doesn't happen too much anymore these days, the hip-hop world has been known to put out a holiday album or two--and sometimes the too-bright cheerfulness of Christmas carols pairs up extra nicely with the often humorous and/or the sometimes, uh, adult content of the lyrics.After th ... More >>
When Laguna Hills roofing contractor Michael Vincent Petronella and his wife Devon Lynn Kile were arrested in one of the largest known Workers' Compensation Insurance fraud cases in state history, they owned five properties in California and Texas and multiple luxury vehicles including a Bentley ... More >>
A Laguna Hills roofing contractor was convicted today of lavishly spending illegal profits on luxury goods by cheating the Workers' Compensation Insurance system in what the Orange County District Attorney's office called one of the largest known fraud cases of its kind in California history.At t ... More >>
UPDATED WITH A CORRECTION . . . It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more girlie knife fights, un-tartared waters, pranksters with bullhorns, real-looking fake-gun scares and dogs stolen, smashed, smelling marijuana and taking bites out of crime Probably not the d ... More >>
"More skin doesn’t necessarily mean that you look good."
The animated fallout over my Aug. 17 story "Red Scare in Little Saigon," which detailed the anti-communist boycott of Garden Grove-based newspaper Viet Weekly ain't over yet. First there was the cartoon on Take2Tango, a Vietnamese-language website by an artist named Buibaro depicting me as an ugly, ... More >>
A Little Saigon identity-theft ring pounded OC businesses until one cop saw a tear in its veil of secrecy
There are better alternatives to flip-flops
Small, yappy dogs
Best cuff-bag ever
American Apparel wants to follow Wal-Mart to Chinafor all the right reasons
Valentinos Costa Mesa store puts almost-affordable accessories up front
Hats off to Quiksilvers annual holiday party
Take the Kanye West aptitude test
Chris Ziegler spent 25 days on the road with diosmaybe the 25 most important days of their careerand he ended up in a Detroit hospital.
Mean Girls, though entertaining, could be meaner
What the kids dont know about the racist alcoholic genius behind Von Dutch.
Orange Coasts Ruth Ko is all in a tizzy!
Old bags, 1. Hipster girl, 0. Big cans, 2
The year in soulful scribbles
Lesbian sales team ambushes pristine OC neighborhoods
Black Guys Imitating White Guys Imitating Black Guys: The strange end of the hip-hop revolution