• Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Costa Mesa Counterfeiter Who Sold $100 Notes For $30 Learns Fate

    For counterfeiting U.S. Federal Reserve notes, an Orange County con artist and convicted drug addict faced as much as 20 years in prison.  Costa Mesa's James Peter Perraie, a past part-time Rancho Santiago Community College student with a history of methamphetamine and heroin abuse, originally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    The 'California Accent' Is, Like, Totally Real

    Though we probably don't notice it because we're too busy giving hella directions to The 405, Californians have an accent. Like, for reals. A team of linguistics researchers from Stanford University has been studying the elusive dialects of the Golden State, which have never been given the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    READ: An Excerpt from Duff McKagan's Memoir, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies'

    ‚ÄčThe following is an excerpt from Duff McKagan's memoir, It's So Easy: And Other Lies, out now via Simon & Schuster. McKagan is a weekly columnist at our sister paper, He's be signing books at the Barnes & Noble at South Coast Plaza at 2 p.m. on Saturday (901 B So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Last Night: Instagon and the Texas Corrugators

    Ok, so this wasn't last night. It was Saturday night. But if you kept partying all weekend and didn't go to sleep, maybe it was last night. Either way, Instagon played its 500th show at HB's Blue Cafe and I'm glad I went. The older I get, the less I'm impressed with bands that play traditional so ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    The Anti-Amy Winehouse

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Create Vintage Soul Music, Not Tabloid Headlines

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    Dude, Where's My Pot?

    Ten years after California legalized medical marijuana, OCs war on cannabis continues

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2006

    Crushed Bones and Coats with no Tails

    The final numbers for November's election are now posted on the Secretary of State's website, and according to the final tally, Gov. Schwarzenegger carried Orange County with 69.7% of the vote. Writing at California Progress Report, Frank D. Russo describes the gov's margin of victory in OC as "bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2006

    Orange County developers snared in hot lesbo love in!

    Don't know if you caught this buried in the LA "By God" Times' Jan. 12 front-pager on Governor Big Lippy sending his chief-of-staff out to court his big-money Republican donors: their first get together will be this coming Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Irvine Co.'s "Fantasy" Island Hotel (formerly the ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Ballot Pox

    Stan Stathams revenge