A 28-year-old Cypress man driving his 2003 Honda Civic while impaired and carrying cocaine on him led a high speed police chase early Thursday that ended after the car crashed into a cement bench at the Manhattan Beach Pier, according to authorities. Devin Ashley Chavez was being held in lieu of $7 ... More >>
The Rancho Santiago Community College District chancellor, who is Hispanic, told the recently departed Coast Community College District chancellor, who is African American, that the latter was essentially the victim of racism.
An Orange County Superior Court judge denied Rachel Mae Buffett's motion to dismiss felony accessory to murder charges against her.The 25-year-old was days away from marrying Daniel Patrick Wozniak in 2010 when he allegedly murdered the couple's neighbor Samuel Herr and the slain Orange Coast Colleg ... More >>
Crazy-but-true story: more than a decade ago, my best friend and I took a television course at Orange Coast College. One of our classmates was this funny-ass gabacho, whom we eventually teamed up with on a many projects, best one involving a PSA with a fat guy who died from eating so much. This whit ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterIn our continuing interview, chef Gretchen Beaumarchais discusses her inner Julia Child and what we might expect to find cooking in the massive stainless-steel smoker. Get familiar with her stories of Boston, Beijing and Buttercup in Part One. Oh, and take note of where she ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 12, 9:37 A.M.: Introducing a new 3D version of his 2006 South Korean smash hit The Host to Friday's opening night Busan West Asian Film Festival audience at Chapman University's Knott Studios, director Bong Joon-ho said, "I don't like 3D."Cue nervous audience laughter and a smatteri ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 30, 4:58 P.M.: A jury today found second-time drunken driver Gustavo Adrian Vega guilty of murder, hit-and-run resulting in death and possession of cocaine for the Valentine's Day 2010 crash in Costa Mesa that killed 20-year-old aspiring model Cara Alexandra Lee.Vega, 23, of Costa M ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 15, 8:45 A.M.: The colors teal, yellow and black were worn by both the young and old in honor of the 2011 National Crime Victims' Rights Week theme, "reshaping the future, and honoring the past" at Thursday morning's third annual Orange County Victims' Rights March and Rally. Hund ... More >>
When I hear the term "nonpareil," visions of candy and Rolls-Royces normally come to mind. To Dustin Hopkins, this is a French term for unparalleled; It's also the variety of almonds his father farms in Bakersfield. What began in 2009 as an alternative means of income in a single market has bloss ... More >>
At first thought, the notion of a one-woman show in which the entire musical West Side Story is re-enacted, would seem suspect at best. After all, two of the most annoyingly overwrought theatrical genres are one-person shows and musical theater. Combining them would seem a recipe of disa ... More >>
Dispensary owner and Costa Mesa City Council aspirant Sue Lester is ready to 'raise my hand and do what I can for what I think is right'
Kid from the film...Sometimes, an outside perspective is best to truly comment on our fair county--only someone not from here, for instance, can best note our roiling ethnic and class tensions. But sometimes, the outsider gets so swayed by our infamous mystique that their commentaries fall flat, ... More >>
Van Tran, Tom Harman, Allan Mansoor: Dumb, dumber, and dumbest. Is Mansoor the Egyptian version of Alfred E. Neuman?Okay, okay, okay: I'll bite. After constant requests yesterday by my jefe to, how shall we say, opine on the news that Costa Mesa passed a resolution this week deeming itself a "Rul ... More >>
A copyright dispute spices up Sunday's world premiere of the Cuckoo's Nest film 'We Were Feared'
Eric Lindroos is a columnist for the Coast Report, the student newspaper of my alma mater, Orange Coast College. He writes the "Weekly Queery," his musings on life as a gay student who doesn't take guff from morons—yep, you know where this is going. Lindroos has received muchos nasty email from ho ... More >>
History, gluttony and jes' good eating in a sub
No Doubt guitarist, producer
Movie of the Week: Caddyshack
Movie of the Week: The Dirty Dozen
Movie of the Week: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Today at Blotter HQ, buried deep beneath the Catalina Channel, we received a press release via email from the office of Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach). Harman was perturbed by the decision of the Orange Coast College student trustees to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings, as w ... More >>
Movie of the Week: The Searchers
Canvas? and Terry Kim remember the good 80s
Movie of the Week: Repo Man
Movie of the Week: Ran
Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them
SHORT FILM PROGRAMS
Reliving Love, Cabbage Rolls at Dunarea Restaurant
Drinking the water Dana Rohrabacher surfs in
Club Rubber hits the road
We werent doing sex stuff! We were just having spit fights!
Its the 2001 OC Weekly Theater Awards!
Honorable theatrical mentions
A computer geeks guide to launching a new soccer league
Weirdpolitick at the OC Fair
French dining with Art Davis
Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears
Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'