• Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Federal Lawsuit Seeks $15 Million for OC Inmate Death

    Placentia Police arrested 31-year-old Matthew Shawn Gordon on September 8, 2013 for possession of heroin. Authorities transferred him to Orange County Central Men's Jail later that day. The very next night fellow inmates found him dead in his cell. The circumstances of the in-custody death are curre ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Woman Jailed In Long Beach Chooses Death Over More Time Behind Bars

    Lawanda Sockey had been clean for years. She did a dangerous dance with crack cocaine in the 1990s, running afoul of the law on a few possession charges. But by the end of the millennium she was clean, with a steady job and a place of her own. For a decade things were good. Lawanda helped raise her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Louis Richard Wood, Heroin Dealer, to be Arraigned for Murder in Woman's O.D. Death

    An drug dealer is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of murdering a 21-year-old user by providing her with lethal doses of heroin and methadone and refusing to take her to the hospital when she was unconscious and in need of medical care. Louis Richard Wood, 35, of Mission Viejo, could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Keith Files, OC Jail Inmate, Died of Methadone Overdose, Says DA

    More than a year after the Weekly reported that Orange County Jail inmate Keith Files likely died of a methadone overdose behind bars, the Orange County District Attorney has confirmed the story. In an investigative report letter posted on the DA's website yesterday, the agency said that Files, a he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Ben Weasel at the Knitting Factory

    I know this has nothing to do with Orange County, but once I overheard people mention they came from Salt Lake City to see this show, I figured I was in the clear. Anyway...Ben Weasel, frontman for pop-punk bands Screeching Weasel and the Riverdales (and now a solo artist), played his first two show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Drugs Did Danny

    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 >>

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    At the DL

    Mexicans fight Mexicans over a dirt lot that might one day become a park

  • Food

    March 15, 2001

    Fakin Bacon!

    At Au Lac, even the strictest vegans can make pigs of themselves