• Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    OC's Scariest People 2014! Scary People to Avoid in the Dark!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Southern California Cocaine Transporter Asked For Lenient Punishment Of Probation

    In the Transporter movie series, actor Jason Statham plays a highly-skilled, BMW-driving, special delivery man named Frank Martin, who lives by three rules: "Never change the deal," "No names," and "Never open the package." Fausto Villa Perez (a.k.a. "Seal K") was a real-life transporter, who tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Vietnamese Immigrant Wishes He'd Become a U.S. Citizen Before Cocaine Bust

    Born two years before the end of the Vietnam War in Saigon, Dinh Canh Tran lived under dictatorial communist rule until about 1989 when his family relocated to the Philippines in route to live permanently in the United States. You might guess that living in a country where citizens have no real rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Southern California Identity Theft Hoodlum Gets Prison, Huge Restitution Bill

    Until they were nabbed by federal agents, a prison-based crime group consisting of individuals with nicknames like "Horse," "Homicide" and "Showtime" operated a five-year aggravated identity theft and bank fraud scheme that stole more than $8 million in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.A f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    How Did a Live Leopard Shark Wind Up at San Juan Capistrano Golf Club? He Flew, of course

    We can thank Aussie legend Greg Norman for making his "Shark" nickname and logo common on the world's golf courses, but the working theory is it was not a pro golfer but a predatory seabird who brought a live leopard shark to San Juan Hills Golf Club Monday.A two-foot-long Triakis semifasciata was f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Michael Alan Taylor, Orange County Accountant, Punished For Con Game Role With Convicted Felon

    A successful Orange County certified public accountant and property owner indicted for his role in a brazen con game got a break this week inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.Facing a potential prison trip, Michael Alan Taylor of Seal Beach argued that while he worked closely wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    On the Line: Colleen Johnson of 50 Forks, Part Two

    Even in her spare time, Chef Colleen winds up incorporating food into her hobbies. Her experience spans decades of working with great chefs like Thomas Keller. She almost gets us nostalgic for cooking class. Almost.Read our interview with Colleen Johnson of 50 Forks, Part One. And now, on to Part Tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Fiddlehead Cellars Sauvignon Blancs

    Chris A. Michaels/ / CC BY 2.0Santa Barbara Vines​If there was a moment for California wine--one in which it went from being something that only came from Napa and Sonoma or was just two buck chuck--and became something relevant in pop culture, it was the release of Sideways.

  • Columns

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    2 Cents on Mike Carona's 12-40 Cents Per Hour

    Rachanee Srisavasdi reports in today's Register that Orange County Sheriff-turned-felon Mike Carona will likely earn 12 cents to 40 cents per hour working as a painter, plumber, orderly, food server or groundskeeper during his 5.5-year stint--or 85 percent of that--at what most likely will be the Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Pablo Escobar, Other OC Tax Delinquents Snared

    Pablo Escobar, now dead and probably not of Huntington Beach.The LA Times reports today that Burt Reynolds, Dionne Warwick and Sinbad are among the 250 folks who owe $143 million in back taxes, according to the California Franchise Tax Board's list of the top state tax delinquents.Orange County may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Not the Missionary Position

    Some people visit California's old Spanish missions for spiritual reasons. Some visit just because the old places are beautiful. And then there's Alfred Thomas Steven of Huntington Beach. KSBY, the NBC affiliate in for Santa Barbara [added: and San Luis Obispo], reports: Santa Barbara County sher ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Trouble With Cats

    How a strip-club love triangle landed an OC man in federal prison

  • Columns

    January 6, 2000