An Anaheim company that claimed to have developed a product that can detect the Ebola virus in hours instead of days was ordered to stop trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.
About 500 volunteers are gathering in San Clemente Saturday to pack 250,000 high protein meals that will be shipped to starving communities in Liberia, where the Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 5,000 people.
By Gustavo Arellano, Matt Coker, LP Hastings, Charles Lam, R. Scott Moxley, Gabriel San Román and Nick Schou Ever heard of the children's books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Neither had we, but the tales so spooked Weekly art director Dustin Ames as a kid that he asked if we could illustrate ... More >>
Leymah Gbowee, the women's rights advocate and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at UC Irvine tonight about the power of education and her dream that brutal African warlord Charles Taylor will be overthrown. The Liberian "will also share her insights about the vital role that ordinary ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the possible punishment and bail amount Kelly Wolfe faces. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 8:36 A.M.: A Capistrano Beach woman faces arraignment Thursday on a murder rap, other serious felonies and a misdemeanor in the Fourth of July 2013 killing of a 76-year-old ... More >>
The fifth richest man in Orange County (yes, the top five are all men) and 184th richest person in the country (per Forbes in 2013) has been ordered to pay a sculptor $450,000 because instead of paying the full price for an original piece of artwork, the billionaire had a Chinese artist make a copy. ... More >>
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) held sting operations last Tuesday through Thursday, March 25-27, in nine California locations, including Dana Point, where 13 alleged unlicensed contractors were swept up.
To say Huell Howser always had a song in his heart is probably an understatement. Anyone who ever sat down to watch his show California's Gold is familiar with the signature, syrupy southern drawl that made him sound like he was singing even when he wasn't. After the Weekly broke the news about the ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post where the artist claims the value of one piece cited in the original post is nearly triple what was reported. ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 10, 11:07 A.M.: The last time we checked in with Igor Olenicoff, he was being sued by an IRS whistleblower the Laguna Beach billio ... More >>
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) does it again! The group of Florida tomato pickers and their supporters who have wrestled down fast-food titans into paying a penny more per pound of pomodoros over the last decade set its sights last year on Trader Joe's, every hipster's favorite supermar ... More >>
Can the enfant terrible's harsh words and crisp moves reform the corporatized surf scene dominated by Orange County's action-sports industry?
Lemuel Uy Libunao co-owns Plaza Pharmacy in Santa Ana, Blue Rose Pharmacy in Buena Park and Value Plus Pharmacy in Long Beach. Of Philippine-Chinese descent, the 42-year-old "Emerging Asian" was a shoo-in for the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the Asian Business Association of Orange Count ... More >>
Marisa Gerber/ OCWeeklyThree vans of people -- many from El Centro Cultural de Mexico and others from Justice for Janitors and an inter-faith group -- carpooled from Santa Ana to Monrovia today for a protest at Trader Joe's headquarters. The crew of 30 or so from Santa Ana convened with abou ... More >>
UPDATE: Protest is THIS FRIDAY. More information at the CIW's website--see you there!Original post Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Earlier this summer, we reported on an anti-Trader Joe's campaign launched by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, those Florida-based mensches who have done more to combat the f ... More >>
A sales rep says a major produce market client brutally raped her in her Costa Mesa office and then tossed a $100 bill at her and told her to "Buy some pills" to terminate any pregnancy that might result from his having ejaculated inside her. The bombshell allegations against Atallah "Alibaba" ... More >>
Two female filmmakers come to UC Irvine this week to discuss their projects about women caught in the middle of war and children mostly caught up in human slavery around the world.One, entertainment brand heir Abigail E. Disney, is bringing even more star power: Academy Award winner Geena Davis. ... More >>
So here's the long and short of it: Biotab Nutraceuticals in 2006 settled for $300,000 a consumer lawsuit brought by the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), which alleged the maker of ExtenZe falsely claimed without any substantiation that the boner pills would enhance a man's peni ... More >>
Don WakefieldMonrovia-based sculptor Don Wakefield recently saw his large-scale, granite sculpture Untitled outside Seven Corporate Plaza in Newport Beach. But on closer inspection, he discovered it was a fake of the 6-x-4-foot work he and artist friend Joseph "Chick" Glickman designed and creat ... More >>
Flickr user caterinaAlthough they've received numerous write-ups in local and national media over the past five years, freegans--people who Dumpster dive as a life philosophy instead of out of necessity--have never really caught on an a bona fide movement. But that doesn't mean those hardy indivi ... More >>
This week's edition of OC Weekly includes 12 films that most excite the Newport Beach Film Festival programmers who selected them--in honor of the 12th year of the county's most-established cinextravaganza.But what of those other trend-setters: universally beloved film critics? Your humble servan ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 18, 3:16 P.M.: America's Family Pet Expo organizers have a different interpretation of events that led to copies of The OC Dog magazine failing to be available at the event in Costa Mesa this past weekend.Editor/publisher Sheri Grant earlier today claimed the Midway City-based publi ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 10, 1:59 P.M.: A resident in the 1900 block of Monrovia Avenue, which is behind Continental Avenue in Costa Mesa, heard the commotion and saw the lights from a police helicopter shining the scene of today's bloody family dispute."I walked my dog early this morning and talked to one ... More >>
Recently crowned Sundance king Drake Doremus' early promise is evident in his directorial debut
Matthew Lillard plays Herman Spooner.Like Crazy, Drake Doremus' third film, was picked up by a division of Paramount Pictures at January's Sundance Film Festival for theatrical release this fall. Douchebag, Doremus' second film, was bought after the previous Sundance and had a short theatrical ru ... More >>
Biltong is better... Let's set the record straight: "Biltong is different from beef jerky," said Larry Burnett, known locally as The Biltong Guy and perhaps the only Orange County resident to commercially produce the South African delight. It's air-dried, as opposed to cooked in ovens, making f ... More >>
Michael MinichielloThe Wonder YearsOn Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>
Flickr user Never Cool in SchoolUPDATE: The man has been identified, see bottom of post.Not many details have been released, but according to the LA Times, an Anaheim police spokesman has confirmed that a man committed suicide on Sunday evening by jumping off one of the upper floors of the Mickey ... More >>
'Restrepo' captures military life in Afghanistan
“Luckiest Day of the Century!”: Jumped out of bed this morning, rushed to the online Vegas papers and expected to read all about our nation's newest millionaires who cashed in on 7-7-07. There was not one big winner story in either local daily. Instead, I read about likely casinos profits from ... More >>
A variety of stories lurching forward this morning… It looks like the most special of all special elections is finally over, and Janet Nguyen is the new First District Supervisor, winning by a total of 3 votes. Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner rejected Trung Nguyen's claim th ... More >>
Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.
Lost in the controversy over Pat Robertsons call to assassinate a foreign leader is the reverends role in the local oil business
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Talk about found art
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