UPDATE JUNE 11, 10:40 A.M.: The man has been identified by the coroner's office. Check page 2 for more information. A 25-year-old man died Tuesday evening after jumping off of a building at UC Irvine. He was unaffiliated with the campus, according to UC Irvine Spokesperson Cathy Lawhon. According ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Weekly received a letter to the editor from UC Irvine regarding Antsy 'Eaters, my last cover on the mental wellness situation at UC Irvine. Below is the text of that letter and my response.
The Frida Cinema
[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh's 'final' film is well-worth risking
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer who was recently recognized for helping find emergency mental health services for people on the streets was charged today with making a violent criminal threat against a woman he lives with in San Clemente. The Orange County District Attorney's office ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the defendants' guilty pleas and sentences.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 25, 8:02 A.M.: A mother and son are scheduled to be arraigned in Newport Beach this morning on charges of abusing and abandoning 30 dogs in a South County park. Rancho Santa Margarita's Flordel ... More >>
Watch the birth of psychoanalysis in David Cronenberg's cerebral film
UPDATE, SEPT. 19, 6:08 P.M.: The Newport Beach-by-way-of-Boston woman who had been missing since Aug. 23 was found Monday in Irvine and reunited with her frantic family. Many feared the worst because Erika Lopez was alone, homeless, without a car and off her medication for schizophrenia and bipol ... More >>
In the wake of his "gross negligence" when treating elderly patients, the state medical board put a Yorba Linda-based doctor on two years probation, which took effect last week.Dr. Hoshang Pormir can't practice medicine again until he pays for, and completes, a 40-hour clinical training program. ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Put a sock in it, lady, we're getting foot massages here!
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested for domestic violence in Las Vegas on Friday after allegedly poking his ex-girlfriend in the arm during an argument. Neil, 50, has vowed to fight the charges in court, which means we will all be treated to hilarious footage of the glam rocker testify ... More >>
The Alternatives 2010 conference that began Wednesday at the Hyatt Anaheim is billed as a celebration of "Mental Illness Awareness Week" and gathering of "consumers and survivors of mental health services." But an advocate for the seriously mentally ill complains the government-funded conference ... More >>
Get yourself to Anaheim tomorrow night for the opening of the MAOI: An Anti-depressing Art Show at Rothick Art Haus- you'll be happy you did! "Modern Therapy" mixed media piece by Ryan Clemens After the jump, more details about what this fun art show is about and when you can check it out ... More >>
County officials tell a mother they can help her troubled kidbut only after he kills her
Smith: Sad (AP) Hot off the Associated Press: Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressant drugs, a U.S.-based pathologist who conducted a private autopsy said Wednesday. Toxicology tests showed Daniel Smith had methadone, Zoloft and Lexapr ... More >>