Update, December 17, 5:18 p.m.: 43-year-old Guillermo Rodriguez of Fullerton was sentenced to 110 years in state prison for murdering his neighbor Donna Dutton, also 43 and a multiple sclerosis sufferer, who Rodriguez had caught in bed with his then 18-year-old son, beat and strangled to ... More >>
Meant to post this yesterday, but there has been a conviction in a case then-Weekly web editor Janine Kahn previewed in June 2007.
Guillermo Rodriguez, 43, of Fullerton, was found guilty by a jury of murdering his neighbor Donna Dutton, also 43 and a multiple sclerosis sufferer, who Rodriguez had ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyAs her already-slim chances of worming out of a $20,000 judicial fine fades, Laguna Niguel's birther dentist/lawyer Orly Taitz appears to be focusing new attention not on President Barack Obama per se but rather on the great, sickening-that-it's-controversial contr ... More >>
We told you here that even though the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May approved a plan to build a garage where part of the Boom Boom Room once stood, officials were still concerned that nothing concrete was included on the future boutique hotel site to pay homage to the legendary gay night ... More >>
Photo by Janine KahnSaying goodbye to the Boom--through tears and wet undies.The Laguna Beach Planning Commission last week unanimously approved a plan to build a
13-space parking garage where the legendary gay bar the Boom Boom Room once stood. But the city's desire for a public display depicti ... More >>
It seems lots of organizations like to hold events inside Disneyland Resort--there's Gay Days, Candy Ravers Day, Vegan Day... even a Harry Potter Day. Though none of these events are officially sanctioned, Disney is usually more than accommodating with welcoming the groups. One of the more famous ... More >>
Your favorite rag did pretty damn good last night at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards considering we're not even from Los Angeles. Daffodil Altan won first place for Sports profile in a paper with a circulation under 100,000 for her profile of SanTana boxer Ronny Rios, while former staffer Luke Y. ... More >>
As an immigrant to our shores, it's little shock that Governor Schwarzenneger has a hard time understanding the plight of our indigenous peoples. Maybe that's why, in his letter supporting the TCA's 241 Foothill-South toll road extension, he makes his support conditional on the TCA's protection of c ... More >>
Our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center just released their latest issue of the muckraking Intelligence Report, which features a doozy of a feature on the Orange County-created Exodus International Ministry, the folks who say they can take the homo out of any homo sapiens. The story follows u ... More >>
Sheriff Mike Carona, facing federal criminal corruption charges, turned himself in early this morning at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana. Later in the afternoon, Carona, along with his wife Debbie and mistress Debra Hoffman, appeared in the courtroom of Judge Robert Block ... More >>
For the past month, OC Weekly staffer Nick Schou (with an assist from web editor Janine Kahn) has followed protests at Viet Weekly's Garden Grove offices by Vietnamese who accuse the paper of communist sympathies. Coverage of the protests by the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register has been ... More >>
This is the real ghost train.
San Diego, Wednesday night, downtown, after dark. All that's here is a smattering of oases of light, from cheap drug stores to greasy spoons offering a "really big Taco Plate" for $3.50. The streets, for now, are mostly empty, and those riding the trolley around you ar ... More >>
Last Friday Weekly web editor extraordinaire Janine Kahn and I were cordially treated to a fantastic voyage on the Irvine Great Park's $5 million big orange helium airship attraction. While publications like the OC Register and Los Angeles Times — a bunch of negative Nancies — dwell on the ballo ... More >>
You think these are cupcakes. But in fact, they are "Beasley Poppers," and Paris Hilton likes them.
In the interests of objectivity, since they were sent to me for some reason -- most likely because of my stunning resemblance to Paris Hilton -- I recuse myself from reviewing them, and instead de ... More >>