See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about who the late Daniel Pohl was working for at Mission Viejo High School. Update No. 1 identified Pohl as the deceased. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 9:44 A.M.: A man in his early 20s was electrocuted and a second was badly shocked during a construction accid ... More >>
Tonight at 10PM, PBS will broadcast A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness, narrated by Academy Award-nominated actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close. Both Close's sister and nephew are coping with mental health challenges, like one in every four Americans. Surprisingly, ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post explaining why Mark Sanchez will now start for the Jets.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 26, 4:26 P.M.: Who would have seen this coming when the NFL season began? Heading into week 17--the final week of the regular season--the only quarterback out of USC with a chance of st ... More >>
This column appeared in print as "Concentrated Chaos."
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Current New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the pride of Mission Viejo High School, has been called out by retired Jets QB Boomer Esiason as a "shaky chihuahua." Sanchez is famous for displaying Mexican pride on and off the field while guiding the Jets and USC before that. Chihuahuas were ass ... More >>
MeluginUPDATE, JUNE 29, 10:58 A.M.: Sheriff's investigators have made two more arrests in what were first described as two separate "acid bomb" attacks in Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo. Deputies now claim there were six South County bombings last Thursday night, but the homemade devices relied n ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 4, 2:52 P.M.: Former El Modena High School band teacher Carlie Rose Attebury was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for having sex with a then-15-year-old boy who was her drum major.The 31-year-old Orange resident must also register as a sex offender for life.She was also ... More >>
Update, December 22, 10:08 p.m.: The emergency shelter at Mission Viejo High School has closed, the county announced this evening.Evacuated residents in need of shelter can still go to Laguna Beach High School and El Modena High School in Orange. (Addresses are on the next page.)The county's most ... More >>
The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.
Update, December 9, 4:04 p.m.: Junior high school music teacher Mark Gerard Petrash, who was convicted in September of two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and one misdemeanor count of false imprisonment for exposing his penis to women in May and August '09, was sentenced today to 9 ... More >>
Update, November 24, 7 p.m.: Former El Modena High School band teacher Carlie Rose Attebury, 31, of Orange, was convicted today of four felony county of having sex with an underage male student.She could get up to five years in state prison at her Jan. 7 sentencing, according to prosecutors. ... More >>
Lucio / Flickr / Creative CommonsWhen news broke of an Anaheim teacher molesting students earlier this week, we had no choice but to go with the headline "Oh Look, Another Teacher-Student Sex Crime." This sort of thing seems to happen a lot in Orange County, see. But we're running out of ways to ... More >>
Courtesy of Pageant of the MastersLyle BrooksFolks with the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach are reeling over last week's death of one of their veteran sculptors, Lyle Brooks, who collapsed after a morning production meeting and died shortly thereafter of an apparent heart attack. He was only ... More >>
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