Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, is charting a path to a stage at Disney's Grand California Hotel in Anaheim, where he will accept the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County's Attorney of the Year award Saturday. He has weighed or been involved in several ... More >>
Jose Gonzalez and his fellow gang members beat Richard Holguin the night of Feb. 16. 1996. As Holguin lay on a La Habra street, the 47-year-old was repeatedly hit and kicked before being dragged to a corner where he was left to moan, unable to move. The gang members drove off but returned a few m ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLast year at Lightning in a BottleIt's safe to say that Lightning in a Bottle is one of my most favorite festivals of all time. Put on by LA-based art collective the Do Lab, the three-day event has an "art as an experience" vibe that fuses the accessibility of Orange ... More >>
Ian Curtis once said, "Existence
is.. well.. what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The
past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand." Thirty-one years ago today, he committed suicide, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American Tour. His last performance ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyJose Gonzalez of Junip.JunipMay 6, 2011Detroit BarAll that was missing on Friday night was the Venice Beach drum circle. It was a lovefest for soft music and a Swedish man. Just ask the women in the crowd."I love you, Jose--like seriously," one female voice cried out. Whe ... More >>
Swedish folk-psych band Junip knows a little bit about traveling the world--their stand-out song "Rope and Summit" is about conquering metaphorical mountains, and between their recent international break-out and singer/guitarist Jose Gonzalez's earlier solo career, they've conquered plenty of l ... More >>
Junip.netBack in September 2010, I interviewed Swedish indie-pop group Junip for Magnet Magazine. Vocalist/guitarist José González was pleased to tell me that, after four years of inactivity, they reunited to record their first full-length album Fields. The trio--González, ... More >>
This Saturday, Dec. 11, Spike will be hosting its 2010 installment of their Video Game Awards. The annual awards show provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals working in the video game development industry to receive recognition for all of their hard work. It's also a interesting chance t ... More >>
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Anti-Mexican racism at Angels Stadium of Anaheim isn't anything new, especially given how neo-Nazis troll the stadium's parking lots and pass out white-power music compilations after your Halos play. But actual ushers spouting off, with ... More >>
LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>
Gossip-mongering TMZ.com breaks the story that an Orange County jury today convicted Vincent Dean Malicek on one count of armed bank robbery for a September heist at a Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Ana.
What's that? You've never heard of a celebrity named Vincent Dean Malicek? That's because he ... More >>
Last Night: Jose Gonzalez at the Orange County Performing Art Center's Samueli Theater on September 25, 2008.
Better Than: Shopping at IKEA.
Download: "Killing For Love" video from the Jose Gonzalez website
The "Off-Center" concert series at the Samueli Theater closed out their concert season wi ... More >>
This afternoon, the same female who was filmed yesterday punching, choking and strangling a small dog in Santa Ana tried to pummel the dog again. But, alerted by the OC Weekly blog post, the building's residents came to the dog's rescue.
"I heard that same little dog crying," one of them just told ... More >>
About an hour ago, I was leaving the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana when a Sheriff's deputy blocked me from passing through the building's east entrance. Although the crowd of officers that seemed to appear all of the sudden were mum about what was going on, a bystander said that a man had ju ... More >>
Arthur Carmona, the 16-year-old kid who was wrongfully arrested, prosecuted and convicted of robbing an Irvine juice shop ten years ago, is dead.
Somebody--witnesses claim he was an angry guy who picked a fight at a trailer park party early Sunday morning in Santa Ana--rammed him with a pickup truc ... More >>