Newport Beach Police plan to seek a murder charge against a 23-year-old Narcotics Anonymous counselor for an alleged DUI-fueled, hit-and-run death of a Fountain Valley bicyclist, authorities say.
[Hey, You!] An ex who won't go away
[Hey, You!] So give me back my stuff!
Army deserter Steven Matthew LeClaire Jr. was so peeved his father gave booze to his teenage sister and that one of dad's pals hit on the 14-year-old that he shot the senior LeClaire and two others in a Cypress motel room, killing one, a prosecutor told jurors during the opening of Wednesday's murde ... More >>
An elementary school teacher pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse today for the hoarding and improper housing of more than 400 snakes at his Santa Ana home. William Frederick Buchman, 53, Santa Ana, was then sentenced to three years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community serv ... More >>
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 >>
When family and friends reacted to the slaying of Alexandra "Sandra" Joyce Tang in September 2012, some expressed their wish that her 26-year-old boyfriend and murderer spend the rest of his life locked up. After Derek Henry Pinski of Laguna Hills pleaded guilty this week to fatally stabbing his 24- ... More >>
[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 >>
La Mirada Theatre
There are few solid metal venues in OC where you can rely on brake-neck riffs and top notch brutality, on a weekly basis. And even though we knew it wouldn't last forever, it saddened us yesterday to get confirmation that Slidebar is ending its weekly Metal Mondays showcases following another brawl ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh's 'final' film is well-worth risking
See the update at the end of this post about the way Orban died and the court proceeding that was held without him.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 26, 12:45 P.M.: Anthony Nicholas Orban, the former Westminster police detective convicted earlier this year of kidnapping a waitress in Ontario and raping her in Fon ... More >>
House of Blues
[Hey, You!] Life's too short to let my looks ruin your ride
As promised, activists with Mind(ful) Liberation Project (MLP) have posted 22 pages of documents obtained from the Fullerton Police Department online. Prompted by the Kelly Thomas killing nearly a year ago, the organization filed a records-request for materials related to entry-level training and re ... More >>
Family Portrait Day isn't typically an affair to get excited about. Awkward poses, cheesy smiles, getting scolded by Mom for not ironing your shirt--all for a photo that'll eventually get lost in the Facebook abyss. But for the people that Susan Sabo has met, a photograph is something more. Wh ... More >>
[Ask Exene] Exene Cervenka gives advice
Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DEAR EXENE: My apologies in advance if this letter sounds li ... More >>
Last month, the Irvine Co. accused Leigh Steinberg of being a deadbeat. Wednesday, the super-sports agent made it official.The 62-year-old, who was touted as an inspiration for the titular character in the Tom Cruise flick Jerry Maguire, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and fired off an ... More >>
Could Hannibal Lecter maybe have not attacked nine people and eaten their flesh if he went through intensive treatment? Quite possibly, according to new research from a UC Irvine forensic psychologist. Psychopaths don't just make for great movie characters that cause the sales of fava ... More >>
According to the official Mikey Welsh Facebook page, musician and artist Mikey Welsh (Weezer, Homie, Juliana Hatfield, Verbena, Special Goodness) passed away unexpectedly earlier today. Welsh was 40-years-old.
Social Distortion perform at Guitar Center Sessions which Nic Harcourt hosts. I've missed that slight British accent! Plus, Mike Ness talks about Social D's 30-plus year career, how he started liking music ("By 7th grade I was listening to Lou Reed's Transformer. (While) most kids are just figur ... More >>
Amid accusations of gross negligence in his medical treatment of six inmates and his admission of inadequate record keeping, an Irvine-based doctor's license was surrendered Tuesday. Dr. Luong Pham, who voluntarily surrendered his license, "lost all rights and privileges as a doctor in Calif ... More >>
OCDALawrence Joseph Brown's booking photoUPDATE, APRIL 11, 3:46 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office continues to work toward keeping convicted child rapist Lawrence Joseph Brown off the streets indefinitely, filing a new petition to have him committed to a mental institution as a s ... More >>
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 >>
[Hey, You!] Old woman, no call the cops!
Barnes and Noble
Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's OfficeFrederick DavisonThe Orange County District Attorney's Office is so upset over the dismissal of a civil suit aimed at keeping a convicted rapist and child molester locked up that it is alerting the community about the 40-year-old's man's release ... More >>
"The Social Life Of Yellow Shoes" by Rachel Hillberg If you're looking to get your culture on this weekend and Bruno's all sold out, make plans to pay a visit to Grand Central Art Center in downtown Santa Ana. Erase Stigmata, a group art show that takes a look at mental health and the ways ... More >>
As bull shit as it sounds, you've got to give a dance club credit for at least THINKING about the relevance of Earth Day. So much so that they dedicate a full-blown rave to the holiday (er, what ever you would consider it). And tomorrow Heat Ultra Lounge is blazing the trail with it's Rave the Earth ... More >>
UC Irvine pharmacological researchers may have hit on a new way to battle cocaine addiction. Material they shared with Science Daily suggests that blocking a hormone related to hunger regulation can limit coke cravings. A study led by Shinjae Chung and Olivier Civelli zeroed in on how the melanin-co ... More >>
Cover Me Badd
What's a Latin?
Alcoholism among Mexicans: A blight as terrible as Carlos Mencia
Satisfying all your voyeuristic tendencies, Leslie Arfin has published her diary. She’s actually been doing this for a long time, one entry at a time in her Vice column: Dear Diary is a collection of entries starting from sixth grade and going until age 25. After every entry, Arfin does an updat ... More >>
Down from the mountain, a softly lit Heath Ledger cant save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick Candy
County officials tell a mother they can help her troubled kidbut only after he kills her
The ballad of Tamara Anne Moonier has reached its final stanza, prosecution-wise. In February, R. Scott Moxley reported how Moonier alleged that she was kidnapped then gang-raped at gunpoint by six men. Doing so allowed her to claim $1,850 in state victim compensation funds. The men, who faced life ... More >>
Nick Schou's Kill the Messenger
The Look of Love
County tells man to leave his wifeor lose his kids
Working hard to reduce stress
Stolen Summer is less than well-served by its mentors
Too many of OCs best-paid executives work for HMOs
But Ultrathin are phat
Does the Net really bum you out?