• Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst: Jay Famiglietti Reader

    The reading assignment below? It's alright. But the truth is the subject of the story, UC Irvine and Jet Propulsion Laboratory water scientist Jay Famiglietti, has written far more eloquently about the global groundwater issues raised in this week's cover story. After the jump are but five examples ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 16, 2014

    Should Mexicans Still Get Affirmative Action?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why doesn't the U.S. acknowledge ethnic groups from Spain?

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    James Christopher Corr Gets Nearly 13 Years for Stealing Mom's SUV with Son and Dog Inside

    James Christopher Corr, whose "Fuck the police" tat across his chest caught our eyes, was sentenced today to nearly 13 years in state prison for stealing an Aliso Viejo mom's SUV from her garage with her 2 1/2-year-old son and dog in the backseat and running over the frantic and pregnant woman's foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    "I'm Not a Virgin Anymore":The Best Overheard Quotes at Burning Man

    During Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada becomes a temporary community which comes together to host over 60,000 camping artists, DJs, rangers, volunteers and festival goers for an unrestrained, week-long celebration of culture, spirituality, art and music. With the freedom from currencies, corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Secret Service Nabbed Artist Who Used Craigslist For Job Scams Gets Punished

    A gifted Southern California artist who participated in a multi-year con game that used Craigslist and newspaper ads to entice victims to send deposits for imaginary jobs and to rent imaginary vacation properties found himself on the good side of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter this month. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    James Christopher Corr of "F--- the Police" Tat Fame Guilty of Wild Child Abduction Car Chase

    A 35-year-old Mission Viejo man has been convicted of stealing a woman's SUV from her garage with her 2 1/2-year-old son and dog in the backseat and running over the frantic and pregnant mom's foot as he drove off. Jurors, who deliberated for about 2 1/2 days, split 6-6 on a child stealing charge, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Sequestration Hits Santa Ana HUD Office with Friday Furlough Days Through End of August

    Due to the sequestration cuts, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office in Santa Ana will close next Friday, May 24, and unless funding relief comes it will be closed select Fridays through the end of August. The field office in the federal building at 34 Civic Center Plaza joins HUD offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    [UPDATED with Winning Bid:] Anyone Want to Buy Chris Dorner's Gun?

    See the update at the end of this post on the winning bid.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 12, 3:43 P.M.: A Southern Nevada pawn shop owner is hoping someone will drop a couple thousand on a .38 Special Christopher Dorner reportedly sold to him in January. Morbid, true, but at least it's not a weapon ex-LAPD co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Chris D'Elia Explains His Weird Nickname and His Vine Addiction

    It helps to have funny friends in high places. Just ask Chris D'Elia. His biggest gig to date came when pal Whitney Cummings write a part for him on her show "Whitney." He's also been making us laugh for a while as a voice on an Internet radio show called the "Ten Minute Podcast" with his boys (and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Will Fresh & Easy Leave US Market?

    We kept noticing a Fresh & Easy that was supposed to open off Valley View in Cypress but never did; now we know why. With at least 200 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, the chain is likely going to pull out of the US market, leaving upwards of 5,000 employees without jobs.Tesco, the bran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    The Hangover 3, Fresh of Angering Some in OC, Expands the Hate List to Las Vegas

    When The Hangover 3 took over part of the 73 freeway last month, some Orange Countians were as pissed as a bride waiting for her absent groom (or a movie critic watching The Hangover Part II).Well, those folks will be happy to hear they are not alone.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    The Week in Forgetfulness: Books by Crooks, the Cold War and a Writer to Remember

    My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall:  My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Five Things an EDM Diva Learned at Burning Man

    See Also: The Fantastic People of Burning Man FYF Fest 2012: A Complex Punk Portrait of the SoCal Music Scene Insomniac Donates $115,000 From EDC Sales Burning Man is an annual event and temporary community based on radical self-expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Havin ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 31, 2012

    How Can Mexicans Stuff So Much Into a Pickup?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And is it the Rio Bravo or Rio Grande?

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Orange County Gold Swindler Who Targeted Elderly Learns His Punishment

    In 2007, La Habra's slick-talking John Arthur Walthall tricked an elderly Orange County couple into investing $5.5 million for a fictitious gold mining operation and, as scumbags are prone to do, secretly used the money to pay his personal living expenses.The FBI learned of the con game, arrested Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    What We Learned, Jan. 6-Jan. 13

    ​Jan. 6: We obtain a screenshot of Jeremy Popoff's Facebook page, on which he claims he hasn't avoided calls from the Weekly, that we committed journalistic malpractice by "twisting [his] words" and that our man Brandon Ferguson should masturbate rather than try to ask him questions. Can't argue w ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 24, 2011

    Are More Mexicans Becoming Conservative?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do teachers discriminate against students with Hispanic first names?

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    James Christopher Corr, 1st Ballot Ugly Police Mugshot Hall of Fame Entry, Proudly Wears Hatred for Cops

    ​James Christopher Corr is bypassing the Weekly's piddly Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week "honors" and rocketing straight to the Weekly's Ugly Police Mugshot Hall of Fame. First ballot. Case closed. It's not the empty eyes, hard-living face and piss-off smirk that propels the Mission Viejo 34-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Andrew Urdiales, Camp Pendleton Serial Killer, and Pasqual Raul Loera, Accused Double-Murderer of Westminster Couple, Both Face the Death Penalty

    Andre Urdiales​The Orange County District Attorney's office announced today it will seek the death penalty for two men: Navy deserter Pasqual Raul Loera, who allegedly slayed a Westminster couple under the pretense of buying their car on Valentine's Day 2010, and Camp Pendleton serial killer Andre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Arnold Palmer Approves Alcoholic Version of Arnold Palmer Drink--Arnold Palmer HARD

    ​It's my chica who enjoys Arnold Palmers, the mixture of half-lemonade, half-iced tea that's the favorite of bland types everywhere looking to spice up their lives. It's me who likes Arnold Palmer, the legendary golfer who brought golf to the masses. And now we can enjoy Arnold Palmer as one, with ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Orange Blossom Special Are In Bloom

    [Locals Only] Unsigned '90s/classic rockers are in the studio to record their first full-length

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    End Days Alert: Radioactive Plume to Reach OC From Japan Late Friday

    ​Here's the bad news: a United Nations forecast says that a so-called "plume" of radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant will reach Southern California by late Friday after blowing across the Pacific Ocean via the Aleutian Islands. The plume is then expected to continue its eastward journey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Man Who Attacked Theatergoers at Horror Movie Wins Appeal

    Real Horror​Steven Walter Robinson, better known as the Fullerton AMC slasher, was improperly convicted and sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for attempting to murder fellow theatergoers at a 2008 screening of the horror film The Signal.That's the recent ruling of a Santa Ana-based Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Clarence Eugene Butterfield Gets Life in Prison for Torture-Death of Daughter Kept in Freezer

    ​Clarence Eugene Butterfield, the 57-year-old carpenter who lived in an RV with a 21-year-old daughter he tortured and killed and whose dead body was found nearly two years later in an unplugged freezer, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole."He killed a person h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    The Hidden Vegas Roadtrip Gem

    L. Lieberman​Nobody understands why I drive to Vegas. They don't understand that I like having my car there, that I actually enjoy driving through the desert, and that when traffic is bad, I'm happy to wend my way through the old Route 66 towns on the way home. It takes some time, though, and ofte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Joe Arapio is Served, California Still Illegaler

    ​Call it delicious irony. Or "See, I told you so." But the same day the feds sued "America's toughest sheriff," human rights pariah and failed OC sheriff kingmaker Joe Arpaio, a new study came out showing more illegal immigrants reside in California than in any other state. And even when you compa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Integrity? Quality? Objectivity? We've Got 'Em

    ​When we received a tweet that included this link: . . we here at the Weekly World HQ nearly flipped our Che berets. Who was this "Committee for Newspaper and Media Integrity" and where did they get off scoring us with a combined 57.1 for integr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Teabagging Chuck DeVore

    Photo by John GilhooleyDoes Chuck DeVore have an app for teabagging?​Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), who's in the middle of a longshot bid to become your U.S. senator, is cooing about his impending endorsement Sunday from the Tea Party Express, the national conservative movement that helped s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Funds Pulled for Anaheim-to-Las-Vegas Choo Choo

    Metrolink trains: At least they already exist.​It's been a bad week for unbuilt trains.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Julie Palasco, OC Homicide No. 5: Found in Ransacked Home

    UPDATE: Orange County District Attorney levels charges; suspect's telling MySpace page . . . MySpace.comPasqual Loera's user photo.​The Orange County District Attorney today charged the man arrested in Las Vegas in the shooting and killing Sunday of a Westminster woman and critical injuring of her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Real Estate Appraisal Execs Tied to Daniel Sadek Charged With Fraud

    Sadek​Daniel Sadek can't seem to keep himself out of the crime files lately.A couple weeks ago it was an armed invasion of the former sub-prime mortgage king's Newport Coast home.Today, the owner of an Irvine real estate appraisal firm associated with Sadek--who September's Vanity Fair ranked No. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Follow the Bouncing High-Speed Trains

    Rendering of new Anaheim transportation hub, awaiting whatever comes its way.Harry Reid (D-Nevada), who had earlier seemed to be the biggest supporter in the U.S. Senate for a magnetic-levitation (Maglev) train from Las Vegas to Anaheim, is now pooh-poohing such a system, favoring instead a high-spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Utah-Based Chain "Cafe Rio" To Open in Lake Forest

    Cafe RioAn observation: Lake Forest seems like it's becoming prime proving grounds for out-of-state chains. Don't quote me on that. I really only have one other data point to support my argument: Boneheads, which is based in Georgia.Now, there's Cafe Rio, which reports that it has just signe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 19

    Orange County Register: Yvonne Pampellonne--who it must be noted, based on her DMV mugshot, "That's a man, baby"--is wanted by Huntington Beach Police for grand theft fake boobies. Okay, technically the 30-year-old is accused in a $20,000 arrest warrant of stealing another woman's id ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Sublime reunion in...WTF??? Nevada???

    The Internets are abuzz with the rumors of a potential reunion of Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, also known as the two living members of Sublime. The fact that Wilson and Gaugh performed in the Long Beach Dub Allstars and a slew of bands pre-Sublime makes this a tad less exciting as say, Krist Novoselic ... More >>

  • Features

    February 7, 2008

    Chaste & Chastened

    The 33-year-old near-virgin

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Farewell, It's Great to Be Back

    Punk Institution TSOL Eschew Rocking Chairs, Choose to Rock

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Dudes Gone Wild

    Three odd tales from Orange Countys domestic-violence files

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Kissing the Pinky Ring

    Newport Beach barbecue honors racketeer heading to federal prison

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    An Inconvenient Slope

    Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Carona: Finally Looking Relaxed

    Check out this excerpt from Mike Carona's campaign to get re-elected as OC Sheriff. First - the shot on the left. There's no way on earth or anywhere else that facial expression could ever be construed as a smile. So what's it supposed to be? A knowing grimace? A satisfied exhalation at two terms ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 1, 2004

    I Want to Be Americano

    Hey, baby. Its the Fourth of July

  • Columns

    January 9, 2003
  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Open Sesame

    Shelley promises to open government files

  • Columns

    August 22, 2002
  • News

    June 27, 2002

    San Onofre Nightmare Generating Station

    10 reasons we should say so long to SONGS

  • Features

    May 30, 2002

    War! Huh?

    Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you

  • Culture

    October 11, 2001

    Heir Guitar

    World of Strings shows pluck

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Hot Rods!

    Nuclear power gets a second look

  • Columns

    September 10, 1998
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