Janine Kahn

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Exodus International, Christian Backers of Gay "Conversion Therapy," Disbands, Apologizes

    In a stunning statement, Exodus International, the Irvine-based Christian group that promoted therapy so gays and lesbians could overcome their sexual preferences, has reportedly closed its doors and apologized to homosexuals, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant. A statement on E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Guillermo Rodriguez Gets 110 Years in Prison for Killing Woman He Caught in Bed With His Adult Son

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Guillermo Rodriguez is Convicted of Killing Woman He Caught in Bed With His Adult Son

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Orly Taitz Brainstorms Ways to Kill the Ground Zero Mosque, Including Hooters

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Hotel Site's Connection to Boom Boom Room to be Preserved

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010

    Ex-Rated Criticism of Exodus International

    Michael Bussee and other activists denounce the upcoming conference of the 'ex-gay' ministry

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    They Paved Over the Boom Boom Room, Put Up a Parking Lot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Dishney: Bats Day in the Fun Park!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    They Love Us, They Really Love Us!

    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 >>

  • Columns

    May 15, 2008
  • Columns

    April 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Governor Prefers Native Vegetation to Native People

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Exodus International Even Worse than Reported

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Carona in Cuffs!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Nick Schou: Inspiration for Plagiarists

    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 >>

  • Columns

    September 6, 2007


    I hate Mexicans

  • Columns

    August 9, 2007


    'Homosexuality is unnatural, defined by the Bible as a sin and is unhealty physically, mentally and socially for those who choose to live that lifestyle'

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    2007: a Comic-Con Odyssey

    Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: The Beginning

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Boondoggle or Balloon-doogle?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Free crap that came in the mail

    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 >>

  • About Us

    March 29, 2007