Frank Ruffino, the guitarist for China White, is in serious trouble. Recently released from the hospital after months in intensive care, the Huntington Beach axeman braces for a miracle.
About four years ago, the 51-year-old was diagnosed with liver problems, a biproduct of years of hard drinking, ... More >>
A struggling Tustin-based pharmaceuticals company got more bad news this week when a federal judge in Orange County granted class action status to a pending securities fraud lawsuit. In an 18-page ruling issued this week, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter agreed that the plaintiffs, who ... More >>
The words "cardiothoracic surgeon" are most likely not found in the vocabulary of any two-year-old, except for Barbara Williams, a second-year medical student at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine.
Williams recently completed clinical cardiovascular research at the nationally r ... More >>
You now know too much about this man.No one seemed to notice when John Campbell, the Republican U.S. Rep. for Irvine, Newport and coastal South County, stopped showing up to Congress last month. And by "no one," I mean the Weekly, the Times and the Register, none of which ever mentioned that Campbel ... More >>
The first installment of this column is loaded with pillaged stories from OCWEEKLY's mother company Village Voice Media. This blog space will highlight investigative efforts of our colleagues and their stories' human interest qualities, literary merit, entertainment value and usefulness. Some our re ... More >>
What do Mike Carona and Rudy Giuliani have in common? Ties to former cocaine smuggler Florida billionaire Hank Asher, reports ABC News: Asher, aka H.A. in the indictment, allegedly gave Carona's wife (and former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo's wife) a $15,000 diamond-studded gold Cartier watch ... More >>