• Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Gettin' Made: For a Good Cause

    On October 29, The Vintage Emporium in Long Beach will be hosting a Crafty Thursday class to benefit breast cancer research. Class size is limited, so you breast sign up quick! Denise Hahn of In My Blue Room teaches a Mini-book workshop on October 29 to benefit breast cancer research.​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Feds Finally Lighten Up on Those Who Light Up

    Flickr user theskywatcher​In a move that will likely increase President Obama's favorable rating even here in conservative Orange County, Attorney General Eric Holder ordered federal drug agents to stop prosecuting cases involving medical marijuana users and providers who obey state laws legalizin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Medical Cannabis Supporters Light Up City Council Meeting

    Photo by Christopher Victorio Ready for face time with the Lake Forest City Council Tuesday night. ​Medical marijuana advocates offered 1,000 free hamburgers to draw supporters to Tuesday night's Lake Forest City Council meeting, but only 300 showed up to plead with city officials to recon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    "Natural Doctor" featured in OC Register Charged With Being a Fake

    Daryn Peterson Daryn Peterson must have been flying pretty high on June 10, when he opened the Orange County Register and read Courtney Perkes' feature story on him, "A Rejection of Western Medicine." Today, the 37-year-old Las Vegas resident was arrested and charged with unauth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    The Other Side of the Health-Care Debate Strikes Back

    The other side of the health-care debate (think opposite of Fox News' town hall criers) has come out swinging of late.California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee just issued a statement with the provocative title, "California's Real Death Panels: Insurers Deny 21% of Claims." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Feds and State to Californians: Ride Out Swine Flu Alone

    CNN carried a report this morning on physicians at the University of Kansas telling students to avoid coming in to the campus health clinic if they contract the H1N1 swine flu virus and that they instead ride it out in their dorm rooms. That's keeping with federal guidelines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Orange County Clergy Goes Hollywood for Obamacare

    Yes, the people popping up everywhere to disrupt explanations of Obamacare by congress people and administration folk seldom get covered these days. A favorite was two days ago on CNN, when the anchorwoman cut to such a town hall where a U.S. senator was detailing the plan. Without ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Barbara Coe Adds Another Jewel to Her Crown of Conspiracies

    ​It would take me a while to list all the vile things and views California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe believes, but a short list includes: Reconquista, Sikhs and Muslims deserve deportation, Obama wasn't born in the United States, Sonny Bono was murdered because he knew too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Map Tracks How OC, Other Counties Fare With HIV/AIDS Rates

    The National Minority Quality Forum created an online map to coincide with last month's National HIV Testing Day that shows what areas of the country have the most cases of HIV/AIDS. It's available here. You first have to register, free of charge, to use the map. You can then punch in a state, coun ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 9, 2009
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    July 2, 2009
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    May 13, 2009

    NYC AIDS Walk Gets Hillary Duff. We Get Vickie Vargas

    New York's AIDS Walk opening ceremony hostessNew York City's biggest AIDS fundraiser of the year, Sunday's AIDS Walk in Central Park, will be led by actress-singer Hillary Duff, who will serve as co-host of the opening ceremony and walk with her "Hillary Duff-Walk with Love" team.Orange County gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Planned Parenthood Seeks County Funds Despite Activist Supervisors

    Orange-based Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, which had its $300,000 health-services contract voided in March due to activist county supervisors, only to have the grant reinstated Tuesday along with regulations that will make it more difficult to attain future county funds, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Welcome to the Poorhouse: Saggy Man Boobs Edition

    Whenever they's a wrinkle eating away at vain people, I'll be there. Whenever they's a cop not doing a double take as a pair of hooters goes by, I'll be there. . . .. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're in a gentleman's club an' I'll be in the way trophy wives laugh when they're gossiping abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Obama's Expected Lift on Stem-Cell Ban Cheered at UCI

    President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order on Monday rolling back restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, fulfilling a campaign promise and repealing one of the most bone-headed stances taken by his predecessor, George W. Bush.News of Obama's expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Police Chief Operates Surf City's Only Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Cops around here have developed a nasty habit: bogarting joints. That is, they illegally confiscate medical marijuana, get dragged into court for violating state law, lollygag in chambers for years, and have the local verdict kicked up to appellate court, where they ultimately lose and have to give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Hewitt's Hughpocrisy

    Hugh Hewitt came out west from the Reagan White House to oversee construction of the Richard Nixon Library and, later, represent The Irvine Co. and other coastal developers in court as they sought to build whatever they desired on their land, “environmental extremism” like the Endangered Species ... More >>

  • Features

    July 24, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    Gay Marriage Portends Increase in Urine Sex, OC Reverend Reveals!

    Usually I like to pretend Wiley Drake is really on to something when I blog about his crazy shit, but this email, which sat in my junk folder and remains there (I cut and pasted from it) is outrageously ridiculous enough to print verbatim: What Legal Same Sex Marriages Bring into society........... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Poorman Sues KDOC

    As predicted, on January 18th Jim "The Poorman" Trenton and his attorney Brian D. Boydston filed suit against KDOC and its parent company Ellis Communications. The suit alleges breach of contract, and demands damages "in a sum according to proof at trial, but not less that $27,646" for revenues lost ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2007

    Wheel of Misfortune

    Advocate for the disabled Charles Monson was also a medical-marijuana patient—until late last month

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Takin' Care

    Cruisin’ For A Cure

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Dude, Here's Your Pot!

    The all-Republican Orange County Supervisors voted 4-1 today in favor of allowing county residents who suffer from a variety of ailments to smoke and possess medical marijuana without being harassed by cops. And yes, OC cops do harass medical cannabis smokers, folks: You read it here first in "Dude, ... More >>

  • Features

    June 7, 2007

    Summer Smart Growth

    Make sure those D cups runneth over

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    Dude, Where's My Pot?

    Ten years after California legalized medical marijuana, OCs war on cannabis continues

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Yes, Vagina, There is a Santa Claus

    Even for battle-worn sluts, genitals are a difficult thing to contend with

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    Got HIV/AIDS? Kick Hillary Clinton

    Perhaps preoccupied by the GOP man-boy love case in the lower house, the U.S. Senate over the weekend failed to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act and with it about $6 million annually that helps Orange County deal with a growing HIV population and increasing number of AIDS cases, alerts the AIDS S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    Fight the War Against the War on Drugs

    Protest the failing war on drugs at noon on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana. Yesterday in Modesto the DEA raided the California Healthcare Collective, a medicinal marijuana dispensary. From the Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a pro-medipot NPO: The Modesto medical cannabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Bad Medicine

    Fullerton is certainly full of something these days. Last month the Fullerton Planning Commission approved a resolution to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their city. In fact, all the resolution woul accomplish is a violation of California law; that and a major buzz-kill to Jay's Paradise, the ... More >>

  • Features

    June 22, 2006

    Dr. Z, Sun God

    UCI's Dr. Christopher Zachary gives the sun what-for

  • News

    June 1, 2006


    AIDS Walk Orange County

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    March 9, 2006

    Preemptive Strikes We Like

    Free Mammogram Screenings

  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    Rent Scam

    Musical’s success continues to film, but the question remains: Was the real author ripped off?

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Code Red at Western Med

    If you drive, you should care about the future of one of OCs last trauma wards

  • Columns

    May 26, 2005

    We Must Have Syph

    Or the far right will have won

  • Columns

    December 25, 2003
  • Culture

    September 11, 2003

    Not So Little Plays

    The 9 Most interesting theatrical productions coming your way over the next few months

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Time for a Plan B

    Do you have your morning-after pill?

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Not Not Guilty

    Dr. K quietly settles suits involving faked AIDS drugs

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    August 8, 2002
  • Columns

    October 18, 2001
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    October 4, 2001

    Marvins Garden

    OC war against medical marijuana still rages

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    No Gay Blood, Please

    Crisis or not, only straights can donate to the Red Cross

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Anti-Nuclear War

    Linda McLandrich says she lost her husband to San Onofre but swears she wont lose again

  • Features

    July 26, 2001
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    May 3, 2001

    Ready to Inhale

    Alan Bock says the medical-marijuana war is over, and the good guys won

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Post-Prop. 215 Stress Disorder

    The sad fate of Orange Countys medical-marijuana movement

  • Features

    November 9, 2000
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    May 11, 2000

    A Second Chance

    Now free, OC cannabis crusader Marvin Chavez is ready to open a new front in the war on the War on Drugs

  • Columns

    March 9, 2000

    'I Am a Harvard Man'

    'And I am running around in a state of euphoria'

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