Our local airports usually escape the monthly Transportation Security Administration (TSA) roundup of guns, knives and other prohibited items found at the nation's airports. But both registered in the most-recent TSA list, which includes a throwing star and Airsoft handgun found in carry-on baggage ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Mission Viejo lawyer faces 35 years for helping a client get charges dropped—and didn't earn a dime
Federal prosecutor Rob Keenan possesses unquestionable evidence that a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force agent in Riverside repeatedly lied to Orange County prosecutors in hopes of tricking them into giving unwarranted, special treatment to an accused John Wayne Airport assault defend ... More >>
When it comes to John Wayne Airport, thankfully, amazingly not much contraband is found on passengers by your friendly local Transportation Security Administration helpers. In 2011, the TSA at John Wayne confiscated 111 items that they deemed "extremely dangerous," according to Nico Melendez, the ... More >>
This Thursday, I fly to the University of Houston in what will be the official end of my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America tour. It's been a great ride that has taken me from the Bay Area to Texas about a million times, the South and virtually all other points, but while the tour en ... More >>
Ignoring racist emails is all in a day's work for the Democratic congressional candidate
See Also:*Cochinas Know How to Work the Streets*Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years for Anti-Putin Punk Prayer*Heretic to Film Live DVD in Santa AnaIf you're like me, then a big portion of your life before you were able to legally get wasted in public was making regular pilgrimages to makeshift all-ag ... More >>
Noodles, noodles everywhere, from pho to pad Thai and everything else
The end of the academic year approaches, which finids Mr. Bib looking forward to the arrival of annual literary journals sponsored by local colleges and universities. Alas, The Ear, Irvine Valley College's magazine is long gone as, it appears, is Orange Coast Review, out of OCC. Still UC Riverside p ... More >>
[BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Owner of Break of Dawn
Developers of the despised Foothill (241) Toll Road expansion into San Clemente figure if you can't beat 'em, piecemeal 'em.That's the takeaway from a Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency committee approving $206 million be spent for the first four miles of a planned 16-mile extension ... More >>
A cockpit alarm prevented a collision between a small aircraft and an Airbus 319 jetliner in the skies above John Wayne Airport (JWA) this past September.Later, on the FAA's Aviation Safety Reporting System log, the Airbus 319 pilot predicted that the mix of large jets and light aircraft at JWA " ... More >>
Hippies love Rush Limbaugh? Hips become boobs? A drug for laughing and crying? Attorneys advertising on piss walls? And the really, really, really friendly skies?Yup, you'll find all this and more in this week's collection of things written from and about Orange County on the Interwebs.
[Best of OC 2010] Zoe Nicholson's 10 OC Survival Tips
Flickr user Eric NelsonBehind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Eric Nelson. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!
NPR's All Things Considered has featured Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave by travel writer Peter Heller.According to the report, Heller "has sailed the Antarctic Sea with eco-pirates in pursuit of an illegal Japanese whaling fleet, and traversed the dee ... More >>
Where to go for the best deals and drinks
Hello . . . and goodbye: Virgin America pulled out all the stops--and skin--to celebrate the launch of Orange County service last May.Virgin America will cancel flights to John Wayne Airport beginning in May, a year after launching service between Orange County and San Francisco.
Photo by Andrew YoussefTwo Orange County icons thrill Disneyland guests last June.J. R. Moehringer is a former Times Orange County sportswriter and the ghostwriter of Andre Agassi's controversial autobiography Open. Moehringer profiles Kobe Bryant in the March issue of GQ. Actually, it's more lik ... More >>
Often when searching for the best air travel bargains, Orange Countians will choose to fly out of Ontario or Los Angeles International because fares are cheaper than at John Wayne Airport--even given the higher costs associated with ground travel and lost time to those airports, which are reachable ... More >>
Courtesy of GadlingNice turbines!Clockwork's invite to Virgin America's inaugural flight to Orange County and John Wayne Airport launch party last week apparently got lost in the mail. Fortunately, Grant Martin received his, attended and lived to blog about it on his Gadling travel site.Some people ... More >>
Amongst the many Jewish contributions to world culture, one stands out for me: Don Rickles. Oh, and the latke, the simple potato pancake upon which generations of eaters have found so much joy and clogged arteries. Any proper deli stocks them, but few Orange County places do latkes well, being there ... More >>
They say that timing is everything in the news business. Or is it the guillotine-operation business? Whatever. All I'm saying is OC Weekly has picked a fortuitous time to move, leaving our deluxe penthouse in the fifth floor sky overlooking a Santa Ana Norm's for first-floor digs in office park near ... More >>
...Getting her boys and girls in green off Segways. Yesterday, as I was waiting for someone to pick me up from John Wayne Airport, I saw a sheriff's deputy traipsing around in a Segway, those overhyped, useless monstrosities of technology. If I see a deputy walking around, I respect their authority ... More >>
What did the OC billionaire do when the wife was away? Computer-chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III won big in a 1998 public stock offering for his Broadcom Corp., and to celebrate, he built an extravagant $30 million underground “personal brothel” at his Laguna Hills estate. That's according t ... More >>
Oct. 25 - Oct. 31
OC life is not the life for D.I.
Pro-airport activists invoke anti-Semitism in their campaign to build El Toro International
Orange County, California: 2001
Despite a judges ruling that he defrauded investors of millions, Eddie Allen still runs free
A new book and CD collect OCs endangered poets
You just have to be a rich white guy to get it
How a powerful obbyist ran a taxi monopoly into the ground
County officials step in crap again
El Toro Airport Watch No. 136
El Toro Airport Watch No. 134
El Toro Airport Watch No. 132
El Toro Airport Watch No. 126
El Toro Airport Watch No. 119
Does new California law spell the end for the states junk-gun makers?