James Howard Kunstler, a New York-based author and social critic known for his 1994 book The Geography of Nowhere, articles in The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times and elsewhere, as well as TED lectures on suburbia, urban development and "the global oil predicament," has lowered the boom on Oran ... More >>
The stepson of La Habra Heights City Councilman Howard Vipperman was found hanging at the public official's home last night. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the man, identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Schiro is believed to have committed suicide at the sprawling complex located in La Habra Heig ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Dana Point Lobster Fest Last year was the first year of the Dana Point Lobster Fest and evidently it was successful enough that they're doing year two this Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 4 to 9pm at Doheny State Beach.
Photo from FourQBBQ.comThose of you who follow the OC food blogging scene and Chowhound should know that our friend and Weekly contributor Professor Salt is passionate for BBQ. He and three friends, all of them food bloggers, make up a competitive BBQ team called Four Q. They've competed ... More >>
Above is the logo on boxes like those stolen this past Thanksgiving weekend from the United Labor Agency of Orange County in Garden Grove, where 20,000 pounds of food, more than $25,000 worth of donated toys and other items for the benefit of underprivileged families were taken. Total estimated l ... More >>
One thing you can say about Mike Duvall, the disgraced Yorba Linda Republican who resigned from the state Assembly last week amid a sex scandal, is that when he wasn't receiving lap dances from shapely lobbyists, he was lapping up awards, honors and accolades all across the state.
I've been doing book signings across the region recently (shout-outs to the Buena Park Public Library, the Long Beach Car Show, Long Beach Rotary Club, and the Patrick Henry Democratic Club OC chapter!), and nothing is better than fielding questions from the audience. In Buena Park, we started talki ... More >>
Movie of the Week: The Execution of Private Slovik
The shady past of OCs newest mega-philanthropist
Irvine Mayor Beth Krom just might be unmade in Taiwain. As reported in OC Register's blog and print edition, as well as The Blotter, Irvine recently set up a sister-city in China, after agreeing to ignore Taiwanese sovereignity. They can't partake in Taiwanese National Day celebrations and civic lea ... More >>
A Laguna Beach High School student--the good kind, not the kind you see on that MTV show--is reaching out to Weekly readers. Dinika Bagga is a member of her campus Interact Club (shout out from a member of Pacific High's Interact Club, 1979-82, yo!), and each year the club travels to an orphanage in ... More >>
Your daughter turns 16 once, so youd better do it up right
I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas, and now you're gonna pay!
On National Day of Prayer, Mission Viejo goes biblical
Jesse James and the gradual degreasing of the West Coast Chopper
David Weddles Newport Beach
The ABAs and Anaheim Surf attempt to do what few OC teams can: Survive