Orange County Register editor Rob Curley has never been popular in the newsroom, but he's less so this week, as the paper prepares for buyouts and layoffs that might reduce them by 100. But Curley is causing an uproar among reporters right now for fiddling while Rome burns--scratch that, for going t ... More >>
It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
As our Film page story indicates, not all selections in the second annual Silverado Film Festival could be mentioned due to the print edition deadline (and, come to think of it, space contraints). That's because the submission deadline was only last Friday and the festival runs 6-10 p.m. tonight th ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans like to throw their kids into swimming pools?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what happens when someone's a little too into a book . . .
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's longtime team orthopedist, died Saturday night. He was 66.Members of the organization did not find out until Tuesday. But, according to the Halos' website, coaches and players figured something was up when Yocum, who was starting his 36th season with ... More >>
The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.Current and former pro athletes get into trouble som ... More >>
Los Angeles Dodger and Baltimore Oriole Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray agreed in August to pay $358,151 to settle a federal lawsuit tied to an insider-trading tip he received from his buddy and former teammate Doug DeCinces.On Wednesday, the former Oriole and California Angel third baseman, ... More >>
America, go at it. From 2 to 6 p.m. today, Taco Bell will be giving customers a free Doritos Locos Taco.The fast-food chain had promised fans that if any player stole a base during the World Series, it would declare today Free Taco Tuesday. On Thursday, Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants swiped ... More >>
A Huntington Beach company that tracks medications used by NFL players reportedly claims its been cleared in a federal investigation that followed the May 2010 arrest of former San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison, who had 100 painkillers illegally in his possession when his car was stopped in R ... More >>
You'd think with crowds Saturday pouring in and out of the Disney Resort thanks to the California Adventure re-do, the Angels playing the Diamondbacks at the Big A, a volleyball tournament at the convention center and a concert at the Grove, the Anaheim Police traffic division would have enough on i ... More >>
This modest blog's ostensible focus is OC reading, writing, literary people and generally what the highly-opinionated Mr. Bib deems bookly about our benighted, beatific and beloved county but, of course, no county is an island entire of itself, every county is a piece of the continent, a part of the ... More >>
Does Long Beach-born pitcher James McDonald have the most wicked slider in baseball?The pride of Long Beach Poly High and Golden West College in Huntington Beach has had his slider ranked the second best swing-and-miss pitch among National League starters this season.Let's go the video . . .
Even after the Tustin resident helped embarrass Major League Baseball into helping retired ballplayers such as himself, he's still not happy, and he has plenty of company
Moments before the first full-squad workout of spring training and the launch of another disappointing season for the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly created some poster board material today by comparing his team to the New York Yankees and the Angels to the New York Mets.In ot ... More >>
If those buzzing past Warner Avenue at the 55 freeway in Santa Ana are not psyched about the upcoming Angel baseball season, they are: 1) Blind.b) Stupid.tres) Doyer fans (or the same as b).See why after the jump . . .
If you were a Hollywood studio chief, wouldn't you greenlight a movie based on the only major leaguer alive to acknowledge he's gay over one about a general manager who used sabermetric principles to bring undervalued ballplayers to his small-market team that went on to collect wins but no penna ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.growingongrownup.comLast week, I read that San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is perhaps the most-loathed owner in professional sports right now, what with his acrimonious divorce with ex-wife Jamie, their use of the franchise as their personal piggy back, his approval of bonehead personnel decisions, the gouging of fans at Dodgers S ... More >>
The eyes of the sports world, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, have been focused on the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on April 1.What has received far less notice was the beating of a pregnant woman and her brother, apparent Dodger fans, at Angel Stadium three nig ... More >>
Kobylt and Chiampou: Dumber and DumbUPDATE, APRIL 7, 2011, 12:55 P.M.: Some troll at the bottom left the following remark:If it were two white guys beating up a Mexican, Gustavo would be shitting himself with racist comments. It remi ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more photos from the game.The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles 5-1 last night at Angels Stadium to sweep the annual Freeway Series.It was classic Mike Scioscia small ball (with a 5th inning Torii Hunter ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhen Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt went out to the mound to calm down his struggling starter Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning Tuesday night, the theme that accompanies Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies filled Angels Stadium.But those sitting behi ... More >>
UPDATE: Due to Saturday's heavy rain forcast, The inaugural Flea Market at Dodger Stadium has been postponed. Mark your calendar for December 18, when the next scheduled flea market will take place! This Saturday a new flea market comes to Dodger Stadium! The Flea Market at Dodger Stadium was c ... More >>
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was arrested last night after clashing with his wife's father in the hallway outside the team's clubhouse at Citi Field, police said.Rodriguez, 28, allegedly fought with his 53-year-old father-in-law after the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, sendin ... More >>
The Mexican wrote here about the protest before tonight's All-Star Game at Angel Stadium by folks who want the next Midsummer Classic moved out of Arizona because of the immigrant-targeting SB 1070 legislation.Looks like those protesters are going to have mucho company.
The sporting eyes of America will focus on Anaheim this Tuesday for the baseball All-Star Game--so what better time to schedule a protest against Arizona's retrograde, anti-Mexican, pro-Arpayaso policies than just before the game?A Facebook page called "Move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona" ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Meet the OC Flyers' No. 1 host family
OC WeeklyThe only thing worse than having someone break up with you is to hear the stupid clichés everyone uses to try to cheer you up with afterward:"Dude, you are better off without her.""Come on man, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.""The best way to get over someone is to get under ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] ¡A la chingada with Arizona's SB 1070!
The day is this past Tuesday; the occasion, Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The music is tamborazo, the brass-band racket native to Zacatecas; the group, from Jerez, where my parents and thousands of Orange County residents are from (most of them coming LEGALLY, because their parents we ... More >>
Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
While enjoying Mami's amazing pozole this morning and seeing the Tournament of Roses parade rebroadcast on KTLA-TV Channel 5, my parents pointed out something interesting. When the Los Angeles Dodgers' float passed by, the camera cut between different Dodgers--Vin Scully, the Dodgers' organist, Noma ... More >>
Quite a night last night for Garret Anderson, who socked in a club record 10 ribbies for the Angels in their 18-9 thrubbing of the hapless Yankees, who they totally OWN (the Halos are the only MLB team with a winning record against the pinstriped peckerwoods during the Joe Torre era). Included in G. ... More >>
Remember when Disney owned your Anaheim Angels? Yeah, we've erased that from our memory as well (though not that sweet, sweet 2002 World Series win, por supuesto). But the fact remains that Disney is still very much an Orange County institution, especially Disneyland. That's why it shocked us last n ... More >>
John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still inh ... More >>
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that businesses charging one sex less for, say, entry or drinks cannot escape legal liability if the discriminated person fails to protest at the time. In July 2002, Marc Angelucci, Edgar Pacas, Elton Campbell and Jeff Kent were charged $20 entrance fe ... More >>
One of baseball's great diversions is the Milwaukee Brewers' Sausage Race, where folks dressed in costumes that look like a bratwurst, kielbasa, Italian sausage and hot dog race each other after the sixth inning. It's really the only reason to visit Miller Park--well, that and the guy who slides in ... More >>
This week in Randomness
A coincidence, but one which raises a question. The coincidence: last night Japan won the title game in the World Baseball Classic, and last night I happened across a curious minor relic of the relationship between baseball in the U.S. and baseball in Japan. The question it raised in my mind: do th ... More >>
The LA-OC Pedophile Priest Swap
Latinos are front-runners, just like everyone else