Another Sunday morning, another chance to celebrate the winner of a local writing competition and invite readers to a local publication celebration, on May Day, at UC Irvine.
Gold Line Press seems to be a project of another area school, USC, and the judge of its 2012 Competition in Fiction was Dana ... More >>
The far and wide of readerly reach is often rewarded with time to linger, camp out, even put down roots in that place where resides, writes, exists a favorite writer, a discovery, a prize, a locale in which things happen which further complicate, define, explain and challenge. Devotion to artists, w ... More >>
I am this Sunday morning postponing my terrific and much-anticipated (by me, at least!) reviews of a first novel by OC's own Peggy Hesketh, the new short story collection by Gary Amdahl of Redlands, and Gold Line-chapbook award winner Alisa Slaughter's short stories to offer--completely unsolicited- ... More >>
Each of the South Orange County Community College District's two main campuses is dealing with the recent tragic death of a beloved student.Irvine Valley College adult learner Mikel Anthony Williams, 55, became the 10th murder victim in Anaheim on Aug. 30. Newly enrolled Saddleback College student C ... More >>
The Rancho Santiago Community College District official indicted in May for allegedly stealing $100,000 in federal grants intended for low income students recently received more bad news when the district filed a seven-page civil lawsuit against her.Anna Catalan cheated by systematically stealing st ... More >>
Inland water agencies may say they want to work with government regulators on a Santa Ana River habitat for a tiny fish known as the Santa Ana Sucker, but as long as the H2O providers press their lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, four conservation groups will press back. The Si ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAPasquel Raul LoeraFifty-year-old Dennis Koire was in a coma for the 13 months after he was shot in the head on Feb. 14, 2010. The Westminster man succumbed to his injuries this past March.In announcing the death penalty will be sought for Pasqual Raul Loera, who is also accused of ... More >>
Andre UrdialesThe Orange County District Attorney's office announced today it will seek the death penalty for two men: Navy deserter Pasqual Raul Loera, who allegedly slayed a Westminster couple under the pretense of buying their car on Valentine's Day 2010, and Camp Pendleton serial killer Andre ... More >>
Sucker punchedA dozen water agencies serving nearly 3
million Southern California residents have formally warned the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (FWS) that it the federal agency does not want to be sued, it must rescind the recent expansion of critical habitat areas for the Santa Ana Sucker, ... More >>
Update, December 16, 3:23 p.m.: A jury today rejected Sheryl Lynn Smith's Restoration of Sanity petition, which would have made all further medical and psychological treatments for the 46-year-old convicted in 1988 of murdering her
43-day-old son completely voluntary. Smith, whose last name was ... More >>
For the last few days, tortured ticket holders for the massive Punk in the Fox concert at Fox Pomona on July 3 have been waiting to see if the show would get the axe or go on as scheduled.According to the venue website, the concert--featuring punk legends the Adicts, the Dicki ... More >>
UPDATE: Orange County District Attorney levels charges; suspect's telling MySpace page . . .
MySpace.comPasqual Loera's user photo.The Orange County District Attorney today charged the man arrested in Las Vegas in the shooting and killing Sunday of a Westminster woman and critical injuring of her ... More >>
How's this for the granddaddy of all double-dipping: If law enforcement is right, pastor Raul Rosas Hernandez worked for both the Lord and Satan. Or, perhaps just Satan.
Today, the Orange County District Attorney's office alleged that while Hernandez ministered to the faithful in telephone calls h ... More >>
The San Bernardino County Sun's Michael Rappaport reported today what every Orange County resident feared: The end is near.
In an article about the increasing affuence of the Inland Empire, Rappaport quoted Redlands-based regional economist John Husing saying—make sure your cocktail is secur ... More >>