[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why doesn't the U.S. acknowledge ethnic groups from Spain?
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 >>
[Moxley Confidential] Plus, there's murder on the menu, housing contractors violating bookmaking laws and lawmakers booking speeches
As you know if you visited our home page or picked up one of those old-timey print editions, this is OC Weekly's Best of 2013 week, which we like to call (for legal reasons, trust me) Best Of. You've no doubt been enjoying the ripping issue immensely, but let's for a moment time trip back to Best of ... More >>
Two coaches are sharing remembrances today of Nicholas Pasquale, a UCLA football player who was struck and killed by a car in his hometown of San Clemente early Sunday. The 20-year-old formerly starred at San Clemente High School and was a redshirt freshman wide receiver with the Bruins this season ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is it the Rio Bravo or Rio Grande?
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 >>
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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do teachers discriminate against students with Hispanic first names?
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 >>
Andre UrdialesThe 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 >>
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 >>
[Locals Only] Unsigned '90s/classic rockers are in the studio to record their first full-length
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 >>
Real HorrorSteven 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 >>
Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?
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 >>
L. LiebermanNobody 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Metrolink trains: At least they already exist.It's been a bad week for unbuilt trains.
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 >>
SadekDaniel 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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Newport Beach barbecue honors racketeer heading to federal prison
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
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 >>
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