OC Weekly managing editor Nick Schou is too humble a guy to make much noise about this, but I sure as hell isn't: his latest book, The Weed Runners: Travels with the Outlaw Capitalists of America's Medical Marijuana Trade, is out TODAY. BUY BUY BUY! And here's the link to buy--and do buy, won't you ... More >>
Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>
ChamberlainOpening statements are expected to begin this morning in the murder trial of five jail inmates accused of beating John Chamberlain to death at Orange's Theo Lacy Facility in 2006 because they believed their fellow inmate was a child molester. Garrett Eugene Aguilar, 28, of Anaheim; S ... More >>
The phone has been ringing off the hook at the Westminster home of Vang Pao, the former CIA-backed Laotian Secret Army general Nick Schou wrote about. That's because the federal government late last week dropped charges claiming the 79-year-old in poor health tried to o ... More >>
Early 1990s Cave Man campers. Taylor is in red polo at far right, Nixon sits at left and Meese is behind him.In his August 2006 story "Bohemian Grove Exposes Itself!" the Weekly's Nick Schou interviewed an unnamed Orange County resident and former employee of the private, all-male, 2,700-acre forest ... More >>
A demonstration will be held in Orange Saturday to warn residents they could become victims of racial profiling by the city police department and gang injunctions by the county district attorney.Gang injunctions are similar to restraining orders courts issue to protect potential victims from someone ... More >>
*Note: This is now the most-commented post in Navel Gazing history. Credit for this post goes to Nick Schou for finding the CIT squad! Keep watching the skies! More than the news of disgraced ex-sheriff Mike Carona's indictment, more than a battle over Mater Dei pedo-apologists, the most-commented ... More >>
'He will have had a greater positive impact in people's lives than some judgmental, morally superior journalist who can only throw barbs to build himself up at the expense of one who has passed away'
'Save the music, y'all'
A year to remember
Yep, Adam Gadahn has made another ranting tape. Note the new glasses, the leaner face, longer beard and continued flowery rhetoric. After that, read Nick Schou's excellent piece on Saraah Olson, who remembers Gadahn when he was nothing but a twerp. Interesting how some things never change, eh?
Pressure mounts for civilian oversight
Madam Chairwoman: Rock on!
Another open letter to Huntington Beach Police Chief Kenneth Small
'Im a 63-year-old grannie whos done 900 miles so far on the Pacific Crest Trail. Im no hippie. You, however, are a bit snide'
'Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.'
Solving the horror of the pizza lunch with Tony’s Little Italy
If the DAs tough on GOP corruption, thats news to us.
And some we regret