• Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Hye Ran Lee Sought for Role in Check-Kiting Scheme That Took Banks for $15 Million

    Federal authorities are trying to find Hye Ran Lee, who along with 14 others is accused of being part of a large-scale, bank account "bustout" scheme that is claimed to have victimized major financial institutions across Southern California for at least $15 million. Lee, 30, of Irvine, had been amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass

    It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Latin Grammy Nominated and Sin Papeles: The Story of La Santa Cecilia's Pepe Carlos

    La Santa Cecilia's music video for its latest single "El Hielo (ICE)" premieres today, but this writer got a sneak peek two weekends ago! With Chris Newman of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) present in Anaheim for an event in celebration of jornalero Jose Ucelo, he took the occas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Jean Ervin Soriano, Accused of Killing Five in Nevada DUI Crash, Escaped Santa Ana Lockup

    Jean Ervin Soriano, the 18-year-old DUI driver accused of causing a crash that killed five people in Nevada, escaped March 1 from the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, according to a television news report.Further details on how Soriano managed to leave the juvenile-detention facility have not bee ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012

    Will 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Career Outlast Us All?

    The godfather of goofy parodies could very well be here until the apocalypse, or the 'Alpocalypse'

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Fadia Mosri Makes Reggaeton Sound Classic

    See Also: *Fadia Mosri Offers Preview of Solo Album Tomorrow Night at NAMM*'Viva Mujer Sessions' Set to Serenade Fullerton*[Locals Only] Taller Sur[Editor's Note: Spare Notes is a new Weekly music feature highlighting outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    William Douglas Agopian Admits to Being OC's Latest Pig at the Public Trough

    ​Move over, Robert Rizzo and Jeffery Hubbard: another public official who lives in Orange County but worked in Los Angeles County is corrupt as hell. William Douglas Agopian resides in Santa Ana, but the 61-year-old was the chief business officer with the Lynwood Unified School District, from whom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Mexico's PRI Representatives in the U.S. Are As Ineffectual As Those in Mexico: A Weekly Intern's Story

    As an international news junkie, I took the assignment of covering what Mexican natives in Orange County were doing for the upcoming Mexican presidential elections. Little did I know that it would be so difficult to get information from the "community office" of the party expected to win the July 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Reps. Gary Miller and Ken Calvert Get Their Assets Handed Back to Them

    ​The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Rocio Camacho of La Huasteca to Open Restaurant in Bell

    Joshua Lurie / Food GPS​When you think of concentrations of good Mexican restaurants, you think of Santa Ana, East Los Angeles, maybe North Hollywood. But Bell? It may be famous for its awful City Council, but culinarily it's already home to La Casita Mexicana, one of the very best examples of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Weird Al's 10 Darkest Moments

    ​You may know "Weird Al" Yankovic" as the "Eat It" guy (check out his bio on Twitter). After all, until 2006 his parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was his highest charting single. And although he's made a name out of using other artists' songs to write funny stuff, he's gotten a lot of critica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Fifteenth Century Dining at La Huasteca

    Dave Lieberman​Five months or so ago, I attended a tasting dinner for chef Rocio Camacho's new menu at La Huasteca, the alta cocina restaurant in Lynwood's Plaza México. As we chatted after dinner, she explained that her true passion was pre-Hispanic cuisine; the native cuisine of Mexico before t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Two arrested following attempted carjacking fvproud wrote: Latinos en masse are a parasite on a community. Racist statement? Yes. Untrue? No. Name a latino community that is nice? Still waiting. Still waiting. Santa Ana, Bell Gardens, Bell, Parts of Anaheim, Stanton, Midway City, South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Crime Time: Small Fries, Bad Tenants and the Church Lady

    It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.​Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    600 Years for the Long Beach Freeway Rapist

    Eight years after Daniel Sanchez became known as the "Long Beach Freeway Rapist" for his calculated, brutal rapes against mostly teen-aged women along the 710 freeway, he was sentenced to 615 years and nine life sentences in prison. Sanchez refused to go into court yesterday morning to face his vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Parade rejects float: A Huntington Beach panel gave a thumbs-down to an Independence Day entry celebrating the desegregation of state schools, saying the theme didn't have "entertainment value." Paying for parking lot rage: A Costa Mesa man was sentenced to 15 years in prison yesterday after running ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 15, 2007

    Diary of a Mad County

    Feb. 7-Feb. 13

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    'Tittie Twister'!

    How the Los Angeles archdiocese stretched, twisted and contorted to hide bad, bad priests in Orange County and how we learned to love it

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Coming Up Roses

    Learning to love Loretta Sanchez . . . mmm, maybe not

  • Features

    May 27, 2004

    Post-Industrial Grease Monkey

    Jesse James and the gradual degreasing of the West Coast Chopper

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Music

    August 15, 2002


    Viernes 13 are the vanguards of a new Latino musical rebellion

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Whats the Frequency, Sheriff?

    OCs top cops should face facts about teen crime