A looming trial in Los Angeles involves: five medical professional defendants, including a Huntington Beach resident; Medicare and Medi-Cal being stung for $2.7 million in Oxycontin reimbursements; billings for $4.6 million in medical procedures that were not needed or never performed; and 900,000 O ... More >>
The district attorney offices of the counties of Orange and Santa Clara have teamed up to charge five large pharmaceutical companies with endangering patients and deceiving doctors by intentionally misrepresenting the dangerously addictive nature of painkillers to expand their markets and profits.
Is this any way to get custody of the twin sons Tito Ortiz is raising in Huntington Beach. Jenna Jameson ended a week of bad personal news by appearing on Good Day New York Monday morning to promote her new novel Sugar, but the interview was apparently cut short because producers thought the ex-por ... More >>
By John Wiederhorn and Katherine Truman Avenged Sevenfold have always occupied a weird space in the annals of OC metal, or metalcore, whatever you want to call it. Despite being rejected by some old-school metal fans (i.e. anyone with a sleeveless denim jacket, a Napalm Death concert stub and tattoo ... More >>
Dr. Alvin Ming-Czech Yee, who lived in a Mission Viejo residence but used Starbucks locations as his office, will plead guilty April 17 to charges brought by federal authorities who first accused him in October 2011 of using the coffee lounge as "a front for drug dealing."A 21-year-old patient from ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the former Pacifica Pharmacy owner withdrawing his appeal of his pharmacy license revocation.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 25, 7:30 A.M.: As you've probably seen or read, former Rowland Heights physician Lisa Tseng has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second- ... More >>
A Laguna Woods woman was sentenced to three years of probation today after pleading guilty to helping an 86-year-old World War II veteran commit suicide in 2011 by serving him yogurt spiked with Oxycontin.Elizabeth Jane Barrett, 66, took part in the assisted suicide despite Jack Koency not being ter ... More >>
A peek inside Orange County's most exclusive medical-marijuana club, one no one wants to join
If two crazy kids--an ex-MMA fighter and ex-porn star--can't make it, what chance is there for the rest of us? Yes, it's tissue time as the onoffonoffonoffonoffonoffonoff relationship between UFC Hall of Fame "Bad Boy of Huntington Beach" Tito Ortiz and his Club Jenna baby mama Jenna Jameson is off. ... More >>
Are octagon-shaped jail cells in Orange County's future?It's worth asking as the local crime wave tied to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters continues with Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall's recent arrest in Irvine for outstanding warrants.
Jenna Jameson has been officially charged for her Seal Beach pole slamming incident, and in doing so reaches a level of media-headline frequency generally reserved for one of the mothers on The Real Housewives of Orange County--but not yet to level of the Octomom.For those un-hep to the pole slammin ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 25, 3:11 P.M.: At right is the booking "money shot" Jenna Jameson took after being hauled in for allegedly being drunk when she plowed her Range Rover into a Westminster pole early today. All things considered, the ex-porn star out of Huntington Beach looks so good we should consider run ... More >>
Natalie Costa's documentary describes a prescription-drug 'epidemic' killing local kids
The Orange County Sheriff's Department arrested a 65-year-old woman today after alleging that she spiked a World War II veteran's yogurt with Oxycontin so he could commit suicide in Laguna Niguel.Elizabeth Jane Barrett remains in custody inside the Orange County Jail and faces one felony count of ... More >>
flickr user Yosuke HasegawaAn Irvine-based doctor who allegedly did his shady business transactions at Starbucks was arrested last night after a year-long investigation.Alvin Ming-Czech Yee, 43, allegedly met with more than 10 "patients" a night -- usually at a Starbucks -- and wrote them pres ... More >>
UPDATE, July 13, 11:45 a.m.: According to the Register, a judge increased bail on Monday for Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd, who is accused of making a bomb threat and stealing prescription painkillers from a pharmacy.At a bail hearing Monday, Attleboro District Court Judge Daniel O'S ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 1, 1:18 P.M.: After his first sentencing hearing was postponed because Allan James Waters showed up to court drunk, the former Orange County sheriff's deputy finally learned his fate today: two years and eight months in state prison.The 37-year-old Laguna Niguel resident had bee ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 29, 4:56 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) today released an 11-page letter based on its investigation of last year's police shooting of the late Julian "Jules" Collender, but it is the final two paragraphs that say it all: "Based on all the evidence presented ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 14, 1:18 P.M.: Former Orange County sheriff's deputy Allan James Waters will not face additional counts after authorities suspected him of being drunk at his scheduled sentencing on charges of causing an injury accident while driving under the influence of prescription drugs.Thou ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 7, 3:15 P.M.: Orange County sheriff's deputy Allan James Waters, 37, of Laguna Niguel, pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of prescription drugs while off-duty and crashing into and injuring a 78-year-old woman.Waters, who collected a mountain of medication by f ... More >>
The relationship between Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz has gone up and down more often than a porn star on a sweaty mattress or a fading MMA fighter on a stinky mat.The latest evidence: Tweets between Vivid Entertainment's greatest-ever star and "the Bad Boy of Huntington Beach"--with side blasts ... More >>
But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?
Over the course of a year I read a lot of comic books. I'm talking about a lot of fucking comic books. That's not a boast. If anything, it's an admission of guilt or a cry for help. At the very least, it should be a sign that I should mix in a magazine, a Blu-ray player instruction manual or ... More >>
We twittered, shared and reposted all these stories ad nauseum in 2010--for a good reason. This year, trashy viral videos made more of an impact than the Grammys, and Antoine Dodson was more memorable than Beatles songs finally getting on iTunes. So the line blurring of talent and fame is m ... More >>
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Additional charges have been filed against an Orange County sheriff's deputy who was off-duty and allegedly drugged-up when he crashed his Mercedes into a Toyota in Laguna Niguel, injuring a 78-year-old woman--just a half hour after he plowed into a Lexus outside Dana Point City Hall.Allan Jam ... More >>
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We told you in March about Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Allan James Waters, who was off-duty and allegedly drugged-up when he crashed his Mercedes into a Toyota in Laguna Niguel, injuring a 78-year-old woman--just a half hour after Waters plowed into a Lexus outside Dana Point City Hall.In ann ... More >>
Chadd McKeen helps medical-pot patients grow their own, while openly bashing some weed dispensaries
The referee in the bout between Mixed Martial Arts fighter Tito Ortiz and former porn star Jenna Jameson has declared a draw.In other words, the Orange County District Attorney's Office will not charge the "Bad Boy of Huntington Beach" with domestic violence in connection with last month's smackd ... More >>
Since Monday's arrest of MMA fighter Tito Ortiz, back and forth allegations from "the Bad Boy of Huntington Beach" --popped for felony domestic violence--and Jenna Jameson had been flying like scissor kicks.He threw his former porn star baby momma down into a bathtub, claimed she.She is addicted ... More >>
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