Federal agents busted a onetime Playboy model and a pilot at John Wayne Airport after their private plane that had arrived with them from Las Vegas was found to have nearly 60,000 Ecstasy pills and almost 90 pounds of Ecstasy powder onboard, authorities say.
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 >>
I have not seen the grand jury documents regarding the shocking murders of Bradford and Andra Sachs, but the Orange County Register has, and they reportedly indicate their 19-year-old son Ashton bought a rifle a couple of weeks before the Feb. 9 shootings, did not sleep for days before driving 18 ho ... More >>
"My theory about flying is any landing you walk away from is a good one." -Michael J. Schroeder (or "Vader" to Moxley Confidential readers), to a reporter after his flight to Orange County from Chicago was diverted to Wichita Sunday evening when an emergency evacuation slide inflated in-flight.
To be familiar with Scott Raczek is an honor. For his past employment with Mr. Stox to Raxzek's ongoing charitable contributions, this is someone with a genuine spirit. We begin our interview with a thorough response to a simple inquiry. Most undervalued ingredient: Red beets are becoming very popu ... More >>
Last Monday, Nov. 25, someone tried to carry a loaded 9mm handgun onto a plane at John Wayne Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Trial is scheduled to begin right now in federal court in Santa Ana for a Tustin criminal defense attorney accused of conspiring with a Rialto police officer to fix a misdemeanor assault and battery case at John Wayne Airport. Lawrence Witsoe is charged with conspiracy to solicit and receive a bribe ... More >>
Orange Countians out earn and enjoy lower unemployment and higher home values on average than people in other Southern California counties, according to the County of Orange Auditor-Controller's Annual Citizens' Report released today. Only San Diego County employs fewer county government employees p ... More >>
So, the purple-and-gold carpool is complete: Kobe Bryant will drive from whichever Newport Coast estate his wife Vanessa is allowing him to stay in over to Dwight Howard's supposed Newport Coast estate, pick up the Lakers new superstar center and then cruise over to John Wayne Airport.They'll then b ... More >>
The surprising thing is not that Long Beach Airport wound up No. 2 on Cheapflights' 2012 Airport Affordability Index. Besides being easy to get in and out of, having plenty of parking and being the regional hub for JetBlue and its individual passenger teevees, LGB often proves to be a departure poin ... More >>
Bomb threats Tuesday night grounded a Southwest plane at John Wayne Airport bound for Phoenix and another in Phoenix that connects Orange County and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Searches of both planes turned up nothing, and normal operations resumed. But the FBI isn't done with this case, as the question remai ... More >>
A Santa Ana law firm representing a 32-year-old cyclist who was injured in a collision with a shuttle bus near John Wayne Airport announced "a large multi-national corporation" has agreed to pay its client $6 million to settle a lawsuit. Callahan & Blaine adds that the identities of the cycli ... More >>
December's biggest debut was Irvine's new Mitsuwa, which constituted an uptick in the number of Asian markets by one and Asian restaurants by four, the latter in a food court the size of a studio apartment. In closures, the most cursed restaurant location in Tustin claimed one more victim, er, te ... More >>
This morning, American Airlines' parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but, for now at least, it won't impact passengers.AMR Corpororation, the company over American Airlines and American Eagle, voluntarily filed for Chapter 11, saying it was the next logical step in ensuring ... More >>
MakinoLasVegas.comFew people remember Russell's Seafood Palace or that it was located in the now vacant building at the corner of Main and MacArthur in Irvine. To jog your memory, it used to be behind Agora Churrascaria, both restaurants being within walking distance from John Wayne Airport. It f ... More >>
Brandon FergusonUPDATE NOVEMBER 17, 2011 8:30 P.M.: The most amusing part about this evening's Occupy protest in front of John Wayne Airport was the bewildered faces of cranky business travelers as they wheeled their suitcases through chanting crowds on the way back to their cars. But widesp ... More >>
Despite law enforcement sweeps at Occupy camps from San Diego to Oakland to New York City, Occupy Orange County remains determined to keep the movement alive. With Thursday being billed as an International Day of Direct Action, local Occupiers plan on marching and protesting at multiple locations ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 31, 9:13 A.M.: What will me miss most about having had Casey Anthony in our own Orange County (or, more likely, OC-adjacent)?Would it be her whisking away from John Wayne Airport by hired handlers? The wonder-inducing glimpses of someone who looked like her checking the calorie coun ... More >>
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Made it!It's often said that Southern California residents are apathetic in comparison to other areas of the nation, but for years you could drive by a building not far from the gates of John Wayne Airport and see a large group of adults on the sidewalk holding signs and hands, and praying.The ta ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Cooked-to-order bliss under the roar of the John Wayne jets
Five-time NBA champion, back-to-back Finals MVP and gold-medal Olympian Kobe Bryant is the latest Team USA superstar to announce he won't suit up for this summer's World Championships in Turkey.The Black Mamba of Newport Coast needs the time off to mend his sore, tired and broken body.As the Ston ... More >>
If we were the iPhone app-acquiring sort -- actually, just if we had a coveted iPhone 3G -- we'd snap up this thingy from public-disclosure advocacy org Sunlight Labs. It's one of baced on Layar's "augmented reality" doohickeys, whereby you point your phone a certain direction and see, on the dis ... More >>
The actual image of the display box--arriba, arriba!I'm in San Antonio right now, speaking at community colleges and eating so much Tex-Mex cuisine I now sweat processed cheese. Before catching my flight from John Wayne Airport on Sunday, I went into one of the shops next to the gates that sells ... More >>
You've heard the grim statistic: Nine out of ten new restaurants close after one year. There are some who question whether it is true, so far as to call it a myth. The figure is closer to one out of four, these experts say. But these days, with established pros like David Wilhelm floundering, ... More >>
The Doggfather, Snoop Doggie Dogg, will be sporting an orange jumpsuit and picking up trash in a local Orange County park soon. Unfortunately, authorities are refusing to name when or where the community service will take place. Apparently they think some people would be interested in stopping by t ... More >>
Blubber-bound blowhard battles Tony Bourdain for the favor of his beloved at Yi Dynasty
Republicans dance like lesbians at convention in San Jose!
Airport taxi system screws drivers, riders
A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport
Jim Silva, live and unplugged in Newport
Whats it take to get heard in Newport Beach?
Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling
El Toro Airport Watch No. 150
What do we want from whats left of Orange Countys open space?
I think its just the way Orange County is
El Toro Airport Watch No. 125
El Toro Watch No. 104