It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
A former Florida cocaine trafficker, who became an ultra-wealthy database guru that bought valuable gifts for corrupt Orange County sheriff-turned-convicted-felon Mike Carona, died Thursday or Friday, according to news reports.The Palm Beach Post quickly handed Hank Asher, 61 and a high school ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BrockmanDianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>
Steve Poizner photo by Jack GouldWhitman for sale; heil, Poizner!From Los Angeles Times Capitol Journal columnist George Skelton: Steve Poizner's Wild-Eyed Accusations Against Meg Whitman Don't Bode Well: The GOP gubernatorial candidate alleges his opponent used attempted bribery and extortion to ... More >>
Photo by Jack GouldRohrabacher: Against at least some torture.The White House is relieved a home was finally found for 17 Muslim Uighurs from China who were held without justification at Guantanamo Bay, but their leading champion in Congress, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), is still rais ... More >>
Photo by Jack GouldDo the best hopes for imprisoned Uyghurs rest with this man?Unless it involves legalizing medical marijuana, banning U.S. weapons sales to dictators or erecting a memorial statue for Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) usually ... More >>
Seen and Heard on Super Tuesday
One man has four girlfriends and eight children, all of whom live in separate houses within four miles of each other. In Utah? No, Irvine
A lobbyists offer to represent Cox Cable at Irvine City Hall creates new trouble for Agran
OC Weekly series leads to federal indictment of celebrated AIDS doctor
We call the Dornan-Rohrabacher race by Jan. 21
Joel Beers theater notes
363 days before everybody else!
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin
This is what a newspaper column is for
Reporter David Brock says Republican activists commissioned him to ruin Larry Agran
Is Measure W already dead? Was it ever supposed to succeed?
100 things you should put in your mouth
Billy Zoom takes the Angoras on a shakedown cruise of his new Orange studio.
Disney execs collect big checks while low-wage workers collect free food
How a Newport Beach businessman used granny, apple pie and the flag to bilk patriotic investors
How a Newport Beach power couple used right-wing politics to build an empire worth absolutely nothing
Ken Bucchi says he was a drug-running spook. The CIA says hes an impostor
If its the last thing the Dibs ever do
G. Love is the funkiest, bluesiest white boy ever
District attorney Tony Rackauckas says his organized-crime agents are out of control. His agents say hes hanging out with a mobster
Is the best thing about the Moseleys their clean, close shave?
No, its waking up in their arms.
Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling
Gore and Bush primers reveal who really won Tuesday's election
Mad props to Tone-Loc!
Quick answers to questions we needed to ask OC's finest roots musicians!
The Killingtons on the Verge of a Verge
And other tales of hilarity from election night
A trip to country's real home: Bakersfield