Norma Patricia Esparza came to Santa Ana as a small child with her family from Mexico. She later received a scholarship to attend the elite Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and then Pomona College. She went on to work with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, before joining ... More >>
Have you seen Leandra Elizabeth Clark? The 16-year-old left her Irvine home on June 26 after being disciplined by her mother, was last seen by acquaintances in the area of Culver Drive and Scottsdale Road the next day and may now be in New England. She has previously run away from home before "and ... More >>
Paul Weitz's sort-of rom-com doesn't have the marks
As glorious as it is to attend a NAMM show and see acres of pristine, in-the-box musical gear, it's hard to escape the feeling that retailers are trying to reinvent the wheel and find new ways to separate you from your money. Maybe that tweak Evans made to its drum head design is revolutionary, or m ... More >>
As you'e been looking at Pornhub.com, "the world's biggest XXX porno tube" has obviously been looking at you and the choices you make with each click.After the jump are results culled from Pornhub.com's new national report titled, "What Frisky Americans Viewed Online in 2012."
There's a particular danger in singing old hymns, ye heathen. That is, some words from them times don't mean what they mean today. And wouldn't you know it, just the other night, your sanctified sensei was givin' praises to the Lord when he stumbled into a saying that made him feel a little squeamis ... More >>
Three Orange County beaches are among the cleanest of 200 popular beaches around the country, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).However, the NRDC's "Testing the Waters" survey also identified three separate stretches of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point as be ... More >>
See update at end of this post about the wife of a Utah county GOP chairman calling Fred Karger "a radical idiot" and saying "thank goodness" he "cant procreate."ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 7, 2:39 P.M.: What does it say about Californians that only 6,641 voted for Laguna Beach's Fred Karger for president, ... More >>
Mitt Romney easily won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary Sunday, but the bigger news, especially locally, came near the bottom of the ballot."LOOKS [sic] WE BEAT RON PAUL IN TODAY'S PUERTO RICO PRIMARY" reads the Twitter feed from the presidential campaign of Laguna Beach's Fred Karge ... More >>
Many California gays (and non-gays) celebrated this week's federal appellate court ruling upholding a district court decision that found Prop. 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.Those waving rainbow-colored flags have another reason to celebrate: a gay man made the presidential ballot in California ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 13, 10:42 A.M.: Even those who question Mitt Romney's commitment to conservatism would agree that, when it comes to business, he has steadfastly advocated in public speeches that government must get out of the way so they can flourish. But now, a second Orange County connection to Ro ... More >>
Fred Karger's goal heading into the New Hampshire presidential primary was to better a major candidate who campaigned against gay marriage, something the GOP insider accomplished by beating Michelle Bachmann by 137 votes. Of course, Bachmann had dropped out of the race before the N.H. primary, b ... More >>
Who knew? The crazy train isn't just pulling the cars of presidential candidates but also birthers and their queen bee Orly Taitz, the Aliso Viejo lawyer/dentist/real estate saleswoman/Gabor sister/mental-ward contestant. Taitz and some foaming-at-the-piehole New Hampshire state reps filed a comp ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Trunk off, GOP push-pollster!
Is Martin Wisckol one of the liberal media meddlers a right-sided journalism watchdog warned us about?Let us seek the clues in a recent write-up by the Orange County Register political reporter on one Michele Bachmann.
What can be more entertaining than watching a 9-year-old shake his ass to Madonna's 1990 hit song "Vogue?" Not too much. According to numerous blogs, Robert Jeffrey danced in front of a blue screen cityscape at the Hampton Beach Casino in New Hampshire, lip-synching his favorite pop song. He r ... More >>
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
Jeremy BaldersonMatt Pond, left, leaves the trees for Anaheim's strip malls tonightSometime during winter 2009/2010, the namesake of Matt Pond PA took to a cabin in Bearsville, New York to assemble The Dark Leaves. But even for a New Hampshire-bred indie/folk rocker who is admittedly not all that ... More >>
The folksy rocker responds to his toughest critics, and what's worth learning from those rips
There's an opening line bandied around by reporters as one of the best openers in history, something along the line of "[Some criminal] died hungry," a story that dealt with a robber getting killed in the process of robbing a restaurant--or something like that. The following story is the opposite ... More >>
Courtesy of John TrussellRule 34 says that if it exists, there is porn of it.Paula Deen's food exists.This, seen in a kitchen store in New Hampshire, is not helping. It's a dry seasoning for pork butts, and that's definitely not helping.Allow us to suggest ideas for similar items destined for oth ... More >>
Fred Karger: spinning himself to the White House?Deep inside the anti-gay Orange County GOP curtain, Fred Karger--a 60-year-old gay Laguna Beach resident, actor and longtime Republican political consultant--has formed an official presidential exploratory committee in hopes of toppling P ... More >>
BinnieA former Santa Ana plastics company is being dragged into the U.S. Senate Republican primary race in New Hampshire.William Harrison "Bill" Binnie is self-funding his campaign for the seat held by Republican incumbent Judd Gregg, who is retiring from the upper house. Binnie currently serves ... More >>
Don't be surprised if Isaac Robert Longo becomes a poster child for the evils of driving while high by forces girding to defeat marijuana legalization in California this November.After all, the 33-year-old Placentia man smoked pot before causing a five-car pileup on the 55 freeway in November 200 ... More >>
Can the teenage rap duo live up to it?
bsx @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0As reported today by the OC Weekly's sister publication, Phoenix New Times, Boston Brewing Company, the makers of Sam Adams, have released their biennial Utopias beer. The beer, a barrel-aged strong ale that came out at a whopping 54 proof, is sold in 24-ounce copp ... More >>
Brookstone.comSticker shock, at your local Brookstone retailer.Local animal activists have joined a national campaign blasting gadgets store Brookstone, Inc., which has five Orange County locations, for selling a most unusual gift: the "Frog-O-Sphere Ecosystem" with two live African dwarf frogs.S ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more stabbings and [alleged] drunken-driving politicians . . . Courtesy Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentKnew those Trader Joe's bags were good for something . . .MONDAY, JULY 27Cash and Carry A man walked up with a Trader Joe's b ... More >>
Rick Warren has finally crossed the Rubicon of homo-hating with his invitation to St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach to set up camp at Saddleback Church because the California State Supreme Court recently ruled they can't stay on their Balboa Peninsula property. A quick primer: St. James spl ... More >>
Who knew there were Taco Bells in bloody New Hampshire??? : At least two people have been arrested for passing counterfeit money at Taco Bell on Loudon Road, and a woman whose photograph was broadcast in connection to the crime has been cleared. It was a case of mistaken identity, according to Lt. K ... More >>
Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?
I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but judging by this report from Drew Cline, editorial page editor of New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader, the race for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination could prove to be very, very entertaining. Cline writes on the Union Leader blog: I just got off the ... More >>
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