Regency Theatres lost its lease at the historic Lido Theater in Newport Beach at the end of June, when a new company called Lido Live took over with promised book readings, live music performances, local philanthropic events and more in addition to movies. But Calabasas-based Regency is not packing ... More >>
At this weekend's 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards in downtown Los Angeles, OC Weekly--while in competition with the likes of the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times--won eight awards*** in a range of categories including news, entertainment, business and sports reporting as well ... More >>
Whew, Mother's Day is over, and the rush for goodies and presents can die down until, well, whenever that paternal holiday is. Let's take a look at what the week after had to offer. . . . Edwin reviewed the South County chain Inka Mama's. Then he told us that Layer Cake Bakery is opening a second l ... More >>
A 24-year-old Garden Grove man won a 32 years to life in prison term today following his March convictions for forcing women to orally copulate him on two dates in November 2009 and for attempting evil deeds on a third ambushed woman two years earlier.One of Rulin Hernandez Loaeza's victims said in ... More >>
Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>
Flickr user pasukaru76Kinda like this, but not as cool.So if Oakland preacher Harold Camping and hundreds and hundreds of other crazies are right, the world will be ending this Saturday, May 21--around 6 p.m., to be exact. Which got us thinking: What would we spend our last hours doing? Stuffing ... More >>
John Gilhooley./OC WeeklyYesterday Matt Coker wrote about Snoop Dogg endorsing Prop. 19 on KTLA Morning News Today. We all knew he was "high on that" already--now watch Snoop Dogg's public service announcement after the jump.
Turn on the weepy, string ensemble music: It's time for us to look back on the year that (almost) was and remember some of the figures from Orange County who have left us. There was unexpected tragedy, there were some suspicious circumstances, there were rich legacies... there's even the possibil ... More >>
Photo by Matt Coker Karyl Ketchum and Mike Wiggins talk about the hell their 17-year-old daughter Hail endured at Corona del Mar High School last school year.Three varsity football players at Corona del Mar High School posted a video on the school's Facebook page in January in which they describe ... More >>
So you just heard about a vegetarian turkey from Matt Coker, how about an Indian one? No, not the "Indians" who joined the Pilgrims for dinner in story of the first Thanksgiving. The real Indians! The ones the European mistook the indigenous inhabitants of America for. Think about it: Indian coo ... More >>
With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from yesterday’s sojourn to Sacramento, where I received a Latino Spirit Award (honoring Latinos who have made a positive contribution to California) from the California Latino Legislative Caucus: ... More >>
Serena Maria Daniels should find garlic cloves to place around her neck. This morning, the Register reporter broke the news that Buena Park minister WIley Drake is looking to cast evil, lethal spells on his perceived enemies. What's got Drake pissed this time? Apparently, he's angry with two staff ... More >>
Matt Coker, our beloved ex-colleague who is now editor at the Sacramento News & Review, couldn't hide his contempt for MTV's world-(in)famous Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. I'd swear his right eye would uncontrollably twitch at the mention of it. The last season of MTV's Laguna Beach: The Re ... More >>
'And when I say "you," I am referring to white America. I purposely left that "white" uncapitalized'
Indie/art-house films return to South Coast, but under a new chain
The Family Stone, House of Blues, Anaheim, Sat., Jan. 13
CNN couldnt do it; the LA Times couldnt do it; no other journalist or major media outlet could do it. Are we to accept that some moonbat reporter from a local free weekly actually sat down and researched the subjec
It was such a good story that David Letterman worked it into last night's monologue. And before Letterman, there was our own Matt Coker pointing out the story on the Weekly's ur-blog, A Clockwork Orange. The story: according to London's Daily Mirror, Arnold Schwarzenegger had taken his commitme ... More >>
Don't miss Freedom From Despair and Mojados: Through the Night at Fullerton Film Fest. Don't bother: A Dios Momo Letters 'I like twats better than twits, and can play a twat just like a fiddle back home'
'I like twats better than twits, and can play a twat just like a fiddle back home'
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Hot on the heels of last night's Orange County Film Society's premier of Chris Paine's Who Killed the Electric Car?– a documentary that makes the "compelling case: that oil companies, automakers, lawmakers, consumers and the media killed a workable solution to air pollution, global warming, so ... More >>
Since the world didn't live up to the expectations of nervous Christians and end yesterday, we now have to turn our attention to counting the ballots from yesterday's primary. (Lazy goddamn Antichrist, always making more work for me...) Matt Coker's bold electoral prediction proved corrected. Asses ... More >>
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