What follows is a picture of the groundwater challenges at home and abroad. I must concede that I became depressed while putting this together, but then remembered far more brilliant people are working on ways to manage our way out of this crisis. We just need more of these folks to make it a priori ... More >>
How the OC legend cheated death with help from the blues
Somebody stole DeWayne Keith Long's identity, obtained credit cards and bank loans, accumulated at least $500,000 in debt, filed bankruptcy and destroyed the Orange County man's credit score. According to a federal lawsuit, there's no mystery who assumed Long's identity: DeWayne Keith Long and you ... More >>
A jury today convicted an Omaha, Nebraska, father of murdering a Santa Ana man in May 2010 because of a physical altercation the victim had a month earlier with the killer's daughter.Cesar Gerardo Marta was found guilty of second degree murder, which along with a 1993 prior strike conviction for rob ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band Honda Center December 4, 2012 Better than...literally anything else you could have been doing When you've had a career as long and as illustrious as Bruce Springsteen, it's hard to top what you've already accomplished, especially on his current tour. At 6 ... More >>
Cursive The Glass House Feb. 25, 2012 One can always tell how fun and lively a show is when entering the Glass House. If the venue is full, the band is rockin' and the crowd is dancing and having a good time the windows get fogged up and drip with condensation. This was how the windows appeare ... More >>
A Los Angeles gangster, undocumented alien and pimp who beat and then strangled a 24-year-old prostitute to death in her Garden Grove hotel room in 2009 tilted his head to the right and then to the left but said nothing when Judge William Froeberg pronounced punishment this afternoon: life in a C ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media
The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courtsbut can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?
[Hole In the Wall] El Moctezuma Nos. 1, 2, and 3 all sell great Oaxacan food
UPDATE: Today's announcement of charges being filed in the murder of Cesar "Danny" Gutierrez Hernandez includes more details about the crime. There is new information throughout. That Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) statement is at the end of this post.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Rage Against The Machine and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley BandHollywood PalladiumJuly 23, 2010In 1992, I witnessed some band called Rage Against The Machine open for Pearl Jam at the Hollywood Palladium. It was an intensely riveting perfo ... More >>
WARNING: This post CONTAINS SPOILERS for "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the largest one being this: It's poop. If you don't want to get spoiled, keep moving. There's nothing to see here.First and foremost, you should know that I absolutely love the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and, for some r ... More >>
Taitz photo by John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyThe two most powerful women in America.The cluster of attorneys general filing suit against the federal government to stop the just-passed health-care reform bill aren't alone in their battle.We'll give you one guess on who else has taken up their cause.
Despite its made-for-TV feel, Extraordinary Measures works on its own terms
Last Night: Cursive, Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band and Box Elders at the Glass House.Better Than: Spending one more night sulking about Michael JacksonDownload: Cursive's latest album, Mama I'm Swollen (released March 10, 2009 on Saddle Creek Records)In the life of a mildly experienced music writer, ... More >>
Have you ever heard of bones in any type of pizza, let alone a "Mexican" one? Bizarre tale from Virginia (make sure to read at least the first paragraph and last sentence of the excerpt!):Hungry? You may want to think twice before you think outside the bun. Just ask George Phelps, a VA Beach man who ... More >>
(Warning: rambling diatribe ahead on Bruce Springsteen that may or may not make sense, but that's what blogs are for, no?) I’ve had moments of superfreak Springsteen fandom before. The bumper sticker on my car that proclaimed AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY GOD CREATED SPRINGSTEEN. The time I rented a car ... More >>
The bottle let this early Tracy Letts play down
We live in era in which many resources are dwindling, but there's still one thing California has in abundance: rich people. According to a review of tax records for the years 1999-2004, done by the NewTithing Group of San Francisco, California has 407,000 households with $200,000 or more in adjust ... More >>
Larry lays some cable across America
Mexicos best tequila woos American hearts, livers from Seal Beach
Square shouldve had what Maroon 5 got
Not trash, not ridicule, but clearly DeBris
The rock & roll tragedies that should have been
The Hunger Artists bash, latterday plays
G. Love is the funkiest, bluesiest white boy ever
Travels with Roxy
Tim Millers tale of gay love
Doheny Blues and Bruuce!
One of four stops on a tour of South County toxic hot spots
Web prank stonewalls anti-gay attorneys
Inside the Fevered Imagination of O.C.'s Most Infamous Congressman