A federal grand jury announced this week it indicted a 2012 El Modena High School graduate for lying on an expedited U.S. passport application. FBI special agents on the Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force stopped Adam Dandach (a.k.a. Fadi Fadi Dandach) at John Wayne Airport on July 2 before h ... More >>
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Judge to punish Cypress resident and former CVS pharmacist tied to terrorism plot against U.S. soldiers
Despite initially claiming post-2011 arrest innocence and implying that the FBI had manufactured a false case that she aided Middle East terrorists, an Orange County pharmacist has pleaded guilty and faces sentencing next month.Turkey native and legal U.S. resident Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma wor ... More >>
This morning's journey rushes to an abrupt end, then starts again. Or it presses on, urgently. Punctuation is both character and device in two unlikely if amazing novels I am in a mild fever to celebrate just now. These are reads for the adventurous, the curious, the frisky, the uneasily amused. Pot ... More >>
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A lawyer representing an Orange County CVS pharmacist accused in 2011 of lying to the FBI about her role in funding international terrorism claims the government's case is weak and that prosecutors are abusing foreign intelligence secrecy rules.Defending Oytun Ayse Mihalik against the charge when th ... More >>
While the Armenian community in Glendale gets all the attention in Southern California, a small but vibrant one has existed in Orange County for decades, centered around Irvine and Fountain Valley, with its focal point 40 Martyr's Armenian Apostolic Church in SanTana (quick aside: I once crashed a q ... More >>
Bicycle Dreams, an award-winning documentary that follows men and women riding in the Race Across America, rolls into Cinema City Theatres in Anaheim tonight for a screening that benefits the Orange County Bicycle Coalition.RAAM riders, as they are known, "deal with searing desert heat, agonizing mo ... More >>
Matt Smith / SF WeeklyThey Might Be Giants live at the Filmore in November They Might Be Giants Royce Hall, Los Angeles Jan. 28, 2012 It's a special kind of when-did-I-get-so-old moment when a band you grew up with celebrates its 30th anniversary. In all fairness, They Might Be Giants as we've k ... More >>
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