Remember that weird-ass story last year involving Costa Mesa councilmember Jim Righeimer, a private dick who called 911 saying Riggy was DUI-ing after emerging from Skosh Monahan's, and Costa Mesa PD summarily forcing Riggy out of his house and giving him sobriety tests even though all he had to dri ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about where you can hear the comic's ghostly "final farewell" from "a different Huelliverse."ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 7, 2:50 P.M.: The Mexican broke the news earlier about LA public television legend and tireless Port of Long Beach defender Huell Howser passing awa ... More >>
"I'm not the type of person to reach out to the public for help," Amber Weiser told me, her soft voice dropping to hold back tears, "but I just don't know what to do."Weiser's brother was rushed to the ER on Nov. 9th on what started out as a pretty normal day. Zeke Kendall, a 19-year-old Orange Coas ... More >>
If you need any further proof of how deluded the lords of Anaheim are, look no further than Bill O'Connell. He's one of the developers who successfully lobbied the Anaheim City Council to pass a controversial measure that allows him and his partner to collect 80 percent of the city's bed tax for the ... More >>
An Orange County federal jury could not reach a unanimous decision today in the civil case of a unarmed homeless man severely beaten in Santa Ana by two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department transit deputies in November 2009.U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter accepted the jury foreman's rep ... 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 >>
Photo by Meranda CarterThis week's On The Line singles out Chef Lindsay of Nirvana Grill for guidance on running your own business. Her kitchen experience with Pascal Ohlats and zpizza help build the foundation for her inevitable culinary venture. She also discusses how Oprah inspires her. Want m ... More >>
Gustavo Adrian Vega, a 23-year-old Costa Mesa resident and two-time drunken driving convict found guilty by a jury in June of murder, hit-and-run resulting in death and possession of
cocaine for the Valentine's Day 2010 crash that killed 20-year-old aspiring model Cara Alexandra Lee, was sentenc ... 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.
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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 >>
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 >>
View Larger MapThe vehicular collision that claimed the life of Cara Lee is first mentioned here, but with the Orange County District Attorney confirming this morning that murder charges will be brought against the driver of the pickup that hit the sedan the 20-year-old Santa Ana woman was riding in ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's Office
Izad Chavoshan's booking photo.
UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM A CHURCH OFFICIAL . . .
The bizarre case of the Huntington Beach man charged with trying to burn down Orange County Church of Christ not one, two, three but four times (!) just ... More >>
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 >>