ART BY BOB AUL WRITTEN BY MATT COKER [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding in until you ca ... More >>
More than four months after voters in Colorado and Washington State legalized recreational marijuana smoking, the Obama administration has yet to announce any plans to either tolerate those developments or continue to crack down on America's homegrown marijuana industry (to the presumed delight of t ... More >>
A federal judge has dismissed a convicted felon's $75 million libel lawsuit against OC Weekly and a veteran staff writer after concluding the accusations had no merit.In his Nov. 6 ruling, Judge George H. King declared that Delecia Ann Holt, a convicted thief and failed Orange County and San Diego C ... More >>
Here at OC Weekly World Headquarters in Costa Mesa we've known for eons that colleague Matt Coker is sadistic.Season after losing season, Coker--an award-winning, veteran journalist--periodically makes himself wear Oakland Raiders paraphernalia to the office as if he's permanently stuck in January 2 ... More >>
OC Weekly won 10 or 11 awards at Wednesday night's Orange County Press Club Journalism Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Among these were eight first-place awards. It's 10 or 11 total because the same Weekling tied for first place in the same category, something Kedric Francis, Firebrand ... More >>
Photo by Matt Coker Winner!The winner of the just-made-up Remember 9/11 by Decorating Your Home Sweepstakes is this house in Cypress. Of course, it's possible the abode always looks this way. But a girl can dream, can't she?
In "Chief Belardes Makes His Stand" Matt Coker discusses OC's most controversial Native American leader drawing a line in the cemetery.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at Dr. George Kooshian's guilty plea for charging big bucks for bogus injections in "Moxley Confidential." Plus... The Wee ... More >>
Find out what film critics, Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman, Jim Ridley, Ella Taylor and Robert Wilonsky agreed were the 12 best movies of the year. Also: Jeffrey Katzenberg in 3D and the state of indie filmmaking.And news has Matt Coker explaining why the Native American battle over the possible disturb ... More >>
In "War & Water" Matt Coker interviews Hasan Nouri, the developer who pitched plans to stabilize Aliso Creek and his native Afghanistan, but no one listened. News has Matt Coker explaining why rising radio star Leyla Fatima is a patron saint for parents of drug addicts in "Lady Fatima."And R. S ... More >>
In "The Reformer" Matt Coker educates us about longtime OC GOP legislator Ross Johnson finding a new life as a campaign-finance watchdog in Sacramento. R. Scott Moxley explains the reason behind Mike Carona's smile in "The Crooked Sheriff Chuckled". And Matt Coker dictates departing OC Register c ... More >>
'Give us all a breakthe Mexican wetback has become the majority.'
Movie of the Week: Greg's Last Picture Show
Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.
'The place is going to be crawling with pretentious OC foodophiles and my nice quiet Wednesday evenings will be no more. Damn you, Matt Coker, DAMN YOU!!!!!'
'Im not just saying this cause I stayed up all night wacked out on Vicodin and Sparks watching V for Vendetta'
After having successfully ripped off the "I, Anonymous" column in The Stranger of Seattle and renaming it "Hey, You!", OC Weekly editor Will Swaim set about pilfering The Stranger's week-in-review column, "Last Days." Matt Coker drew the short straw to compile the thing, and "A Clockwork Orange" was ... More >>