An autistic student who was dragged from an Irvine High School classroom earlier this year for talking loudly is suing the school district in federal court.Adam Stone, 18, claims in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana that after being dragged out by a campus guard and two other men in ... More >>
I'm sick as a dog (a colloquialism that I've never quite understood, because I've never seen a dog with its eyes swollen shut and gallons of snot pouring out of its nose). The amount of garbage coming out of my face holes is alarming, and if what's coming out of my head is any indication of what's g ... More >>
There's a reason that "Something is always going on" is the mantra of cops and not entertainment writers. There are days where no matter the locale, little of interest is happening. Those are the days when we dig into the stack of press releases that we ordinarily use as emergency Kleenex or ch ... More >>
Marisa Gerber/ OCWeeklyRon ThomasAs soon as Ron Thomas showed up at the district attorney's office around 10 a.m., reporters and members of "Kelly's Army" swarmed around him. That same clan would be there again an hour later when he learned that the D.A. charged two Fullerton policemen--Officer ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBill CosbyAugust 6, 2011Pacific Amphitheater
Legendary Bill Cosby doesn't grace Orange County every day, so it was understandable that on a beautiful night droves of people came out to the Pacific Amphitheatre to enjoy a night of comedy. I was surprised to see a spr ... More >>
An Allergan public relations campaign is being called "sleazy."A PR company working for the Irvine-based pharmaceutical giant is apparently offering journalists $250 to attend an Allergan-sponsored media presentation on Botox, Latisse and Juvederm.
Toilet paper only accounts for 5 percent of the U.S. forest-products industry. Paper and cardboard packaging makes up 26 percent of the industry, although more than half is made from recycled products. Newspapers account for 3 percent.
Still, environmentalists say 5 percent is too mu ... More >>
By now I'm sure most talk radio lovers have already got their big box of Kleenex handy. In what may be one of the most tragic losses in FM history, our beloved stable of KLSX jocks will be officially out of a job at 5 p.m. The owners of CBS radio have chosen to dissolve the hit L.A. radio station in ... More >>
Remember Nativo Lopez? Guy called Larry who became radicalized during the 1960s, led renter strikes against SanTana slumlords during the 1980s, served on the SanTana Unified School Board during the 1990s, then was recalled for his conflict-of-influenza, amongst other sins in early 2004? He's spent t ... More >>
Dennis Cross yelled all the time. He threw Kleenex boxes at students. He constantly pounded a gavel against the chalkboard. He once smacked my friend in the back with a yardstick. A tribute to the best damn high school teacher I ever had