Orange County environmentalists, state park lovers and others in 2008 successfully fought the Transportation Corridor Agency's 20-year-old plan to
extend the 241 Toll Road through San Onofre State Park, thanks to rejections by the California Coastal
Commission and National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... More >>
Environmental groups are suing Orange County's second largest retail water district over plans to pump water Mojave Desert groundwater. Santa Margarita Water District, which serves more than 155,000 residents and businesses in Mission Viejo, Coto de Caza, Las Flores, Ladera Ranch, Talega and its hom ... More >>
Conservationists are not out of the woods (or watershed) yet, but they believe victory is near in a long battle to stop a dam and hydroelectric project proposed in Cleveland
National Forest.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week dismissed the Lake Elsinore
Advanced Pumped S ... More >>
UPDATED, MAY 11, 10:04 A.M.: The California Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitations' Board of Parole Hearings on Tuesday, denied parole for Kevin Frank Henriques,
a 40-year-old Riverside man convicted of strangling his live-in girlfriend to death before wrapping her body in a blanket and ... More >>
Whether it's heat or sweet, red or green, there is something for you in Fullerton this weekend. Their Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale occurs once a year, and with over 100 varieties of peppers and 250-plus tomato types to choose from, that salsa recipe will never be the same.Thursday was a "member ... More >>
The Anaheim Ducks home opener is tonight at the Honda Center against the Vancouver Canucks. The previews are in and they aren't pretty. "The Ducks top line has been terrible," reports RotoWorld.com. "Anaheim: Early contender for worst in the NHL," claims Kevin in PA on the Hitting the Post blog. ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Orange County archives, via Orange County History RoundupIn 2005, I penned a cover story about the Great Flood of 1938, Orange County's worst natural disaster until the Big One finally decides to erupt. An accompanying column listed the names of every flood victim the Weekly was ... More >>
Martinez: Executor of her own Friday Afternoon MassacreOnly in the Banana Republic of SanTana do the appointment and dismissal of commissioners who oppose the reign of Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Pulido turn into nasty, bare-knuckle knockdowns that make Bell politics seem absolutely Mayberry by compa ... More >>
UPDATE: The council voted 8-1 to send to the Parks and Recreation Commission a councilwoman's proposal to ban cigarette smoking in Long Beach's small parks.We told you here that the Long Beach City Council Tuesday night may take the first steps in letting voters decide if medical marijuana should ... More >>
The Orange County surf world's long relationship with its most famous, most consistent surf break has been fraught with tension and battle. The long struggle against the toll road and the locally led, grassroots resistance movement that coalesced into Surfrider's "Save Trestles" campaign have drawn ... More >>
England's loudest band, Spinal Tap, was on Conan last night. Not only did they play "Heavy Duty," they sat down with the very tall redhead to discuss their new record, Back from the Dead, which comes out today.The 19-track disc compiles classic tunes such as "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight," "Ro ... More >>
The Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter hosts a "Trestles Victory Party" at 8:30 p.m. Friday at O.C. Tavern, 2369 S El Camino Real, San Clemente.
The little surfer girls and boys feel like hoisting a few in honor of the U.S. Commerce Department deciding against overturning the ... More >>
The Southern California Association of Governments has issued a warning that the California Coastal Commission's veto of the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension could spell doom for our air quality. Or at least our air quality credits.
It's hard to imagine how a road which would increase cars ... More >>
One one hand, yes it's a bit same-y. On the OTHER hand - how often does the former sheriff of (let's be honest) one of the most important counties in America get in so much hot fudge and creamery butter FBI-style?
Not often, sir. And/or madam. Not often at all.
HOW TO REPRESENT CARONA: LA Times - ... More >>
Here's a repost from Weekly contributor Joel Beers' MySpace blog.
Title: FUCK YOU FOX NEWS:
"Even the local station is staffed by mental incompetents. Like the dumb as dirt field "reporter" in Modjeska Canyon (at least she got that right) who says if the fire gets past the residential neighborhoo ... More >>
San Diego has no business in San Diego County. At least, that's what their City Council seems to think.
In our Best "Best of OC" Issue yet, Dave Wielenga eloquently described one of the major problems with the Save Trestles campaign: apathy. Surfers and the surf industry pay lip service to their be ... More >>