• Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    OC Register to Debut Newer, "Freer" Paywall

    In a desperate bid to stop their revenue free-fall, the Orange County Register announced today the debut of a new paywall to replace the one it erected about a year ago, the one that owners swore would be impenetrable but has become increasingly porous as of late. This new paywall promises to revol ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 13, 2013

    Are There English-Language Captions for Spanish-Language TV?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why would a Mexican ever call a gabacha a mexicana?

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    OC Weekly to Install Online Paywall

    The OC Weekly is launching an online paywall, which means that readers who want to browse the newspaper online must buy a subscription or pay a daily rate to have access to the website beginning this week.A limited amount of content such as medicinal marijuana stories, movie listings, the calend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Aaron Kushner, New OC Register Publisher: 23 Newsroom Posts and a Weekly are on the Way

    When Aaron Kushner took over as publisher earlier this summer, he promised to fill the Orange County Register with content from new full-time film and dining reviewers and a Los Angeles Dodgers beat reporter. Now the Boston bean counter is talking about filling even more newsroom desks abandoned in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Orange County Register Eyed by Publisher South of the Border

    ​Someone south of the border may buy the Orange County Register.Clean up in whichever aisles old coot heads just exploded in.That's south of the Orange County border, not the Mexican one.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    New Rumors of a Merger Between Freedom and MediaNews

    ​Yesterday, Dean Singleton, the controversial chairman and CEO of MediaNews Group, which owns dozens of newspapers including the Denver Post and LA Daily News, announced he was stepping down from his longtime post. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting, two new members of the board of director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Ex-Reg Guy Slashes San Diego Paper's Staff, Replaces with Reporter Drones

    Flickr user pixelfehlerIt's all just cage lining.​How'd you like a job that requires writing with a "low level of complexity, analysis and narrative?" No, Navel Gazing isn't hiring. The San Diego Union-Tribune, now helmed by former OC Register Vice President of Interactive Jeff Light, is.Light joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    LA Times Delivery Problems Prove that Some People Still Read Newspapers

    ​The Los Angeles Times shuttered their Costa Mesa-based printing press facility last week, and the effects are being felt today. "Many problems with the Los Angeles Times presses last night and early this morning -- with numerous breakages of the pressroom web -- and some papers are still just bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Irvine Boat Magazine Publisher Throws Lift Raft to "Editor and Publisher"

    ​The reports of Editor & Publisher's death were exaggerated.That those reports came from the print media industry's leading trade magazine itself is not important right now, nor that fact that the New York-based company shut its doors two weeks ago.What is important is E&P has been saved-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Source: 5% Across the Board Pay Cut for All Register Employees [UPDATED]

    UPDATED WITH CONFIRMATION, DETAILS FROM REGISTER REPORT...It will be was announced today that all Orange County Register employees will be subjected to a 5 percent pay cut, an insider tells the Weekly. effective July 13.This comes on top of mandatory employee furloughs--or unpaid, one-week vacations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    OC Weekly Wins 3 Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    Photo by Karyn LawrenceA scene from Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble's "W.A.C. Iraq: A Work in Progress," which Beers reviewed.Yes, that does seem like an odd headline given that Orange County is not located in neither the city nor county of Los Angeles. Despite this, three Weeklings were awar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Frank Mickadeit Uncovers The Already-Uncovered Truth About Zodiac 'Daughter'

    Wikipedia / Fair UseHow the Zodiac Killer communicated with the media.When the Register a few weeks ago ran a front-page profile of Deborah Perez, the ex-Santa Ana resident who claims her father was the notorious Zodiac Killer, our Nick Schou pointed out that the Reg missed the really interesting pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Register Misses the Big Scoop in Debunked Zodiac Daughter Story!

    The Orange County Register ran a front page story today about Deborah Perez, the Corona woman who claims her adoptive father, Guy Ward Hendrickson, a carpenter who died in 1983, was actually the Zodiac killer. In case you don't already know, Perez' colorful claim first surfaced in an April 29 press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    TONIGHT: OK Go (Rescheduled!), The New Limb and More at the Light Gallery

    Here it goes again, indeed. OK Go are in town tonight, playing their rescheduled House of Blues Anaheim date. Last month's show was scrapped due to lead singer Damian Kulash's health, but he's apparently got got got gotten over it (teehee!). Previously scheduled opening acts IO Echo and Jaguar Love ... More >>

  • Film

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Times and Register Anti-Trust or Bust Lust in the Dust

    As merger mania sweeps through the ownership suites of the L.A. Times and Orange County Register, some may find it odd that the fierce competitors: 1) are even considering joining forces, and B) would even be allowed to merge After all, it was not that long ago that those U.S. Department of Just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Another Case of Pathetic OC Judge Work

    In addition to subscription drops, ridiculously wasteful advertising schemes, constant management blunders and savage cuts to the newsroom budget, The Orange County Register is battling a wage-and-hour class-action lawsuit filed by the good folks who deliver the newspaper to homes and businesses eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    OC Register Death Watch Part Two

    Last week, I reported that the Orange County Register is in secret talks with Dean Singleton, owner of the Denver-based MediaNews Inc. and an all-around Darth Vader of daily news--he bought and all but killed the Long Beach Press Telegram, just as one example--to share content and lay off writers. I ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Waiting With Red-baited Breath

    Little Saigon’s latest wave of anti-communist fervor spreads beyond Viet Weekly

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    OC Weekly Wins National Award

    Judges at the Missouri School of Journalism considered more than 1,200 entries and yesterday awarded OC Weekly second place nationally for General Excellence in our circulation category among both daily and alternative newspapers. The judges had this to say: "The Weekly contains all the usual alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Science vs. Monday Morning

    A report arrives from the cutting edge of science, where wonders never cease.  The cutting edge is currently in Durham, North Carolina, and Dr. Robert Bohannon is busy honing it. Dr. Bohannon, according to the Associated Press, is a "molecular scientist" (the sort of impressive yet vague job t ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • Features

    April 29, 2004

    Strange Fruta

    The Inevitable Death of Francisco Torres

  • Features

    February 5, 2004

    Sex: An Introduction

    Our annual guide to amore

  • Columns

    June 19, 2003
  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Electric Light Orchestra

    The states biggest newspapers continue to defend the power companies

  • Features

    September 14, 2000

    We Are Five!

    A Brief History of the Orange County (Calif.) Weekly Tribune and Times-Dispatch