See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with the charges and possible punishment for Gregory Thomas Salyer. Update No. 2 has the Marines identifying him as a recently discharged corporal and gunner. Update No. 1 has officials describing the allegedly stolen military artillery devices the sheriff's department say ... More >>
Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Mission Viejo lawyer faces 35 years for helping a client get charges dropped—and didn't earn a dime
In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been used to trekking through sand in the Middl ... More >>
FLOC (Future Leaders Of our Community) is an organization whose main focus is to get young professionals engaged with doing service work, philanthropic work, and volunteer work in the community. They act as a bridge builder to help young professionals get involved in non-profits and recognize tha ... More >>
Folks in the media: just because Itzcoatl Ocampo is accused of butchering six people to death doesn't mean it's okay to butcher his first name. Oh, it's understandable: outside of food terms and a couple of other stray words, Nahuatl didn't exactly penetrate American English like, say, Vulgar Lat ... More >>
Despite today's blog posts from yours truly, not all stories from the long holiday layover involved homeless men being fatally stabbed, Christmastime murder-suicides or New Year's Eve party stabbings. Take the inspiring tale of U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Evans. Six years ago, the Long Beach man was jo ... More >>
The Department of Homeland Security announced today that among the materials Navy SEALS found in Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan hideout were al-Qaida plans to hijack and detonate oil tankers last summer to provoke an "extreme economic crisis" in the West.Officials disclosed no specific U.S. targets. ... More >>
Yesterday, Kid Rock announced that he was bringing his "Born Free" tour to Irvine at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 30. Sheryl Crow is opening, and tickets are on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. via LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster. The duo has a new duet out called "Collide" (They also sang ... More >>
Boeing's announcement that it is eliminating 900 jobs in Long Beach is getting the big headlines today, but the once-mighty aerospace company also dropped some bad employment news for Orange County.
UPDATE: Defendant pleads guilty (details below) . . . Courtesy of ICEAn ICE officer escorts a student visa fraud suspect into custody today.Eamon Daniel Higgins, 46, of Laguna Niguel, pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiracy for allegedly orchestrating a visa fraud scheme involving doz ... More >>
Movie of the week: Baraka
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had his ass handed to him yesterday in not one but two debates with opponent Jim Brandt. At least, I think he did. It's kinda hard to find out. Why is that? It's because the only mention of Rohrabacher in the past day's press is as Tan Nguyen's former opponent. Damn it. ... More >>
Unlike Bush, starlet Mamie Van Doren went to Vietnam
Make Levees Not War
We go a-visiting at the Nixon Library
New Orleans shows were about a single disaster from the Third World
Susan Doggett's life revolves around caring for sick or injured wildlife
Greg Weiss spent a year in Iraq fighting Ecstasy smugglers, truck thieves and shepherd shootersand avoiding mortars. Lots of mortars
As The Manchurian Candidate creeps back into our lives
OC agency moves moving photo
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Famous war correspondent Gordon Dillow struggles with his truth
U.S. GIs will confront their toughest enemies here: psychiatrists
U.S. GIs will confront their toughest enemies here: Psychiatrists
Well win the war, but how about the peace?
How to fight the war from home
A quartet of classic American dishes
I joined the Marines to get a good education, and all I got was a crummy Gulf War
67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
Well win the war, but how about the peace?
Hasan Hasan met the War on Terror in Long Beach
He turns 91 this week, so its possible Ronald Reagan cant remember. But Jim Washburn cant forget
Playwright Hortua on Making It
So a priest, an imam and a Buddhist guy make a long-distance phone call . . .
Huntington Beach Congressman Dana Rohrabacher helped arm the terrorists accused of attacking New York and Washington, D.C. Now hes got a new plan to save the world
South County project burns more taxpayer money than missiles