*See end of post for update with Blanco's Orange County booking photo from 1985.ORIGINAL POST, Sept. 4, 9:41 a.m.: According to a story that broke in yesterday's Miami Herald, Griselda Blanco, the ruthless Colombian drug trafficker made famous in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, has been assassinate ... More >>
Press your ear against Ondatropica's wall of classic, polyrhythmic Colombian sound and chances are you'll pick up on more than a few styles at work. But the eclecticism is more than cultural, it's also generational. The core 12-piece band of Cumbia musicians playing Sunday at the Mayan Theater (pres ... More >>
Mary may be the mother of God, but the Fullerton Police don't care. That's according to a local resident who said an annual neighborhood event to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mary's mestizo manifestation was rudely crashed by beat cops just after midnight on Monday morning.Carmen Medellin ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
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On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
Pablo Escobar, now dead and probably not of Huntington Beach.The LA Times reports today that Burt Reynolds, Dionne Warwick and Sinbad are among the 250 folks who owe $143 million in back taxes, according to the California Franchise Tax Board's list of the top state tax delinquents.Orange County may ... More >>
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