• Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    [Updated W/OC Booking Photo] Griselda Blanco, OC's Ex-Colombian Cocaine Queen, Murdered in Medellin

    *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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2012

    Ondatropica Combines Generations in the Name of Cumbia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Fullerton Police Crash Virgin Of Guadalupe Ceremony, Offer No Comment

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South 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 >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2011

    'Harold and Kumar' Comes Down From Its High

    The grass isn't always greener for the doobie brothers

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    The Crucifixion of Juarez

    On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Pablo Escobar, Other OC Tax Delinquents Snared

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Corrupted Youth

    Is Dora the Explorer turning baby minds to crap?

  • Food

    October 16, 2003

    Mona Lisa Lard-Ass

    Fat man relives The Shining at Disneys Napa Rose

  • Food

    March 27, 2003

    Blood and Ceviche

    Violently good Sinaloan seafood at Mariscos Licenciado #2

  • Features

    July 5, 2001

    True Lies?

    Ken Bucchi says he was a drug-running spook. The CIA says hes an impostor

  • Film

    April 12, 2001

    Blow Didnt Blow

    Johnny Depp at his best as a lovable scumbag

  • Columns

    November 19, 1998

    Hot for Teacher

    Defending the enemy du jour-so you don't have to!