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Matt Coker

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The Big Lebowski Kicks Off Eclectic Regency Summer Film Series in Laguna Niguel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    OC Weekly Wins Eight Journalism Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    This Week In Food: A Medieval Times Movie, Al Capone's Niece, and Bringin' Home the Banana Stand

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Jane Doe To Garden Grove Slimeball: Prison Is Too Good For You

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Two Days 'Til Rapture: OC Weekly Staffers' Last Meals

    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 >>

  • Columns

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Snoop Does a Public Service Annoucement for Prop. 19

    John Gilhooley./OC Weekly​Yesterday 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.

  • Columns

    April 29, 2010
  • Columns

    April 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Looking Back: 2009 Orange County Deaths

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    UPDATED: ACLU Announces Settlement of Suit Tied to Corona del Mar High's Production of "Rent"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Tandoori Thanksgiving Turkey!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    The Reconquista Reaches Sacramento

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    OC Preacher Casts Death Spells!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    MTV says it puts Newport High males "in the hole"

    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 >>

  • Columns

    April 26, 2007

    Letters

    'And when I say "you," I am referring to white America. I purposely left that "white" uncapitalized'

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    It Takes a Village

    Indie/art-house films return to South Coast, but under a new chain

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    On the Sly

    The Family Stone, House of Blues, Anaheim, Sat., Jan. 13

  • Columns

    November 30, 2006

    Letters

    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

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2006

    Hummers Still Humming

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Picks 'n' Pans

    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'

  • Columns

    July 13, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    July 5 - July 11

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Popcorn and Greenhouse Gases (non Al Gore edition)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Election Results

    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 >>

  • Contents

    December 1, 2005
  • Columns

    February 5, 2004
  • Features

    January 15, 2004

    Meat Me in Hell

    A guide to great food

  • Columns

    January 1, 2004

    Letters

    The Year in Your Hateful Letters

  • Columns

    November 20, 2003
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    November 13, 2003
  • Columns

    October 9, 2003
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    March 13, 2003
  • Columns

    February 20, 2003
  • Unknown

    February 13, 2003
  • Unknown

    May 16, 2002
  • Music

    March 21, 2002
  • Columns

    December 20, 2001
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    October 11, 2001
  • Music

    July 19, 2001
  • Columns

    January 11, 2001
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    October 19, 2000
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    October 19, 2000
  • Columns

    December 23, 1999

    My So-Called Political Life

    Diary of a mad Libertarian

  • Columns

    July 1, 1999
  • Columns

    April 15, 1999
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    December 3, 1998
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