It's been almost a year now since Kevin Vann became bishop of the Diocese of Orange, and what has he accomplished? There was a profile in one of the Orange County Register's magazines that read like a press release. He approved the removal of memorial stones at the former Crystal Cathedral, memorial ... More >>
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is closing, it will take years to decommission, but it's never too soon to think about what should become of the all-new SONGS.After the jump, five potential (and no-nukes!) re-uses for the nuclear power plant.
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
The OCeeker loves him some irony. And who does irony better than the Almighty? Consider this, ye heathen: Sheila Schuller Coleman, former leader of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, the iconic megachurch founded by her father, Robert H. Schuller, is now preaching to a 100 or so b ... More >>
Just got a note from Jim Gilchrist, the longtime anti-illegals guy and persistent thorn in the side of true Know Nothings. Seems that he attended the Villa Park City Council meeting this Tuesday to ask Drunken Deborah Pauly to not address the California Coalition for Immigration Reform meeting th ... More >>
My being on assignment last week forced my skipping last Friday's What We Learned. Not that anyone noticed . . . sniff . . . It's because I'm fat, isn't it!?! MARCH 10: UCI's Nobel Prize-winning chemist F. Sherwood Rowland (right) passes away at his Corona del Mar home from Parkinson's Disease co ... More >>
Hope Center of Christ, the "let's flee from Crystal Cathedral and not look back lest we turn into a pillar of salt" church founded by Robert Schuller's daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, held a service Sunday at its first temporary tabernacle -- an AMC movie theater at the Outlets at Orange.The f ... More >>
Sheila Schuller Coleman's announcement Sunday that she was stepping down as senior pastor from the Crystal Cathedral brought to a close a weekend in which her family appears to have severed ties with the iconic Garden Grove-based megachurch. She made the announcement during Sunday services, ... More >>
Crystal Cathedral may want to consider sowing a financial seed into the Trinity Broadcasting Network. After all, the TV ministry's holy hucksters promise that those who do will reap financial fruit.The house that Robert Schuller built apparently was built on shifting sands, as donations to Crysta ... More >>
The Crystal Cathedral announced in a statement Wednesday that Senior Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman is temporarily leaving the board of directors. "The leadership changes to the Board of Directors for Crystal Cathedral Ministries are temporary and we believe that they will be good for the Cr ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
UPDATE, DEC. 8, 2:50 P.M.: Step aside, Rick Warren, Robert Schuller and Bishop Tod Brown: the next great Orange County Christian soldier may very well be Albert Pujols. Christian author Scott Lamb, who co-wrote Pujols: More Than a Game, believes the slugger may do more than knock baseballs over t ... More >>
Until yesterday, the most-infamous case of OC mass schoolkid indoctrination was a 1961 rally at Glover Stadium in Anaheim held by the Orange County School of Anti-Communism, a red-baiting machine whose members included Walter Knott and the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, and whose paranoia set the stage ... More >>
Celebrating the Day of the Dead with some of the county's worst offenders
As Clockwork Coker reported yesterday, my (and Patty's and Chasen's) alma mater, Chapman University, want to buy the Crystal Cathedral--a beautiful proposal, given that the Rev. Robert Schuller set in motion the paranoid conservative politics that Chapman University now pride themselves on. It's ... More >>
Would you buy a church from these guys?Drowning in debt, Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral is reportedly being put up for sale. The American Independent surmises the mega-church's dire financial straits demonstrate conservatism is on the wane behind the Orange Curtain. But rather than wallow in ... More >>
Rev. Schuller: Give me mo' money!15. "I want to tongue every inch of you because I love you."--A text message Oxford Academy high-school history teacher Christopher John Ontiveros allegedly sent to a 17-year-old female student before his arrest for sex crimes.14. "[Barney Frank] will be shot dead ... More >>
Here's one way to deal with the fact that your iconic megachurch is facing the biggest crisis in its history: Take a vacation. While the Crystal Cathedral has filed for bankruptcy, senior pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman is off on a 11-day cruise to Greece.
Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>
Schuller: Maybe those $45 hamburgers were too much.It was only a matter of time before millionaire Rev. Robert H. Schuller of Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral was once again seeking charity from those less fortunate than himself.Yep, he's got an incredibly comfortable life and he wildly spent mor ... More >>
A weekend of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Richard Nixon's library--or "The Dick," as the hepcats call it--kicked off this morning with the laying of wreaths at the graves of the 37th president and his wife Pat.However, before we get to the other fun-filled festivities that are in s ... More >>
Boysenberry pie on floorKCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food with Evan Kleiman program is branching out into the world of pies. For the next couple of months, the show's blog will have a blog post daily on pies. Yours truly, as a Good Food contributor, wrote a rant for them on boysenberry pie, which I've inc ... More >>
Kerr at left, with the Rev. Robert A. Schuller. Fleecers of a feather...Hey, anyone know where Michael Scott Kerr is? The man who wanted to take care of military children who lost their fathers in battle, but couldn't be bothered to pay nearly $50,000 in child support? Who set up a non-profit for ... More >>
The country is abuzz with President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Saddleback Church's Rick "Purpose-Driven Life" Warren to offer the invocation at next month's presidential inauguration. Let others debate the merits of the choice--I personally think Warren's beginning to wade into the political wat ... More >>
That's the stunning insinuation put forth by Joseph Farrah, editor of the conservative website WorldNetDaily. Farrah takes Warren--head of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, author of The Purpose-Driven Life...are you readers really that much of heathens or OC-illiterate that I need to continue?--to ... More >>
"Go ahead and gloat."
Noted evangelical windbag Jerry Falwell was raptured today, and we're sure God strained his back from carrying that hefty sack into the sky. In honor of his death, we submit some of Falwell's brushes with our sordid county: • Back in the early 1990s, Orange County-based Citizens for Honest gov ... More >>
We love KOCE-TV Channel 50, watch it for television genius (and Orange County Business Journal editor) Rick Reiff's wonderful coif, the in-depth author interviews conducted by Maria Hall-Brown, and the Register-friendly worldview of Real Orange. So it pains us to discover that KOCE president Mel Rog ... More >>
Kutlug Atamans American dreams dont always play so well on the screen
In porno parlance, to snowball someone is to swallow a guy's semen, then kiss him and deposit the gunk in his mouth. Why do we bring this vile practice up? Only 'cause Michael Scott Kerr insists. Kerr, you'll remember, is the man behind Snowball Express, an organization that will fly into Orange Co ... More >>
Of Fullerton bars and gaygaygay holiday spectaculars
And some we regret
Former neo-Nazi leader Bill Baker now speaks on the Muslim circuit
Crystal Cathedral evicts preacher with neo-Nazi ties
This is your art on drugs
But we need more little deaths
...Wait. Strike that Last One.
Confessions of an online Christmas shopper