Roy Rivenburg

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Disney's California Drone Adventure or a Sly Marketing Campaign for Planes Flick?

    See the update on Page 2 that has me wondering if this whole drone tale is clever marketing for the new animated Disney flick Planes. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 9, 10 A.M.: It's a world of laughter, it's a world of ... drones? That's what an Anaheim Disney resort employee--excuse me, cast member--is repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Darren Sandberg: Questions Surround I.D.'ing Deputy Who Fatally Shot Marine Sergeant

    ​Here is something OC Weekly investigative reporters are used to: they break a story involving Orange County government, the district attorney or the sheriff's department, and the targeted agency later confirms those facts--in the Orange County Register.After reported Darren Sandberg was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Times OC Takes Another Big Hit

    Los Angeles Times management has laid off two more veteran reporters in its already-decimated Orange County bureau, according to Times sources. The latest to leave will be Gil Reza and Christian Berthelsen, two outstanding veterans with long lists of accomplishments. Amazingly, the Times OC edito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    One Good Redesign Deserves Another

    LA Timesman-turned-NotTheLATimesman Roy Rivenburg picked up the steaming hunk of gauntlet Clockwork threw down here and has come up with a redesign of the LA Times redesign. Personal favorites: The Jackson Pollock makeover of the T.J. Simers' columnist mug and this line of pure Rivenburg: And a L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Print Journalism: The 8-track cassette of news?

    William Lobdell, a veteran investigative reporter/editor in the Orange County wings of the Los Angeles Times media empire until he took a buyout last month, launched LOBDELL'S OC today. Lobdell says his blog will focus on news and observations concerning OC, but his inaugural post provided dark, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2008

    The Media-O-Meter: Can a Balboa Bar save Orange Coast?

    Maybe—or at least help steer OC’s 34-year-old glossy monthly magazine away from what had been a frothy, puff-piece-packed publication that featured interviews and profiles with former owner Ruth Ko’s friends, and B- (sometimes C)-grade celebrities adorning its covers who often had nothing what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Mikey Carona's Folsom Prison Blues!

    Well, ask and you shall receive. . .looks like we're starting a Carona lyric-swap library. Yesterday, Roy Rivenburg and Lisa O'Neill Hill took on The Knack's "My Sharona." Today, our very own Jack Grimshaw shot us his lovely bastardization of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." P.S. If anyone els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    The Ballad of Mike Carona

    The tragic tale of the former sheriff inspired retired L.A. Times feature writer Roy Rivenburg and former Press Enterprise police reporter Lisa O'Neill Hill to combine their powers and slap some new lyrics on an old 80's favorite. Click here for a MIDI clip if you want to sing along. The Ballad o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises

    FBI targets one of OC's richest: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI served subpoenas at the Newport Coast home of Henry T. Nicholas III, ex-chairman of Irvine-based, electronics giant Broadcom Company. According to the paper, the investigation involves drugs and other potential crimes ... More >>

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    July 13, 2007
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    June 6, 2007

    Five Questions with a Times buyoutee

    Award-winning features writer Roy Rivenburg was one of two OC-based Los Angeles Times staffers who took the buyout, ending a decade and a half at the paper. (The other was Mai Tran.) Today, we quizzed him on the decision to kiss the LAT goodbye: Soooo . . . why'd ya do it? A combination of wantin ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    'Tittie Twister'!

    How the Los Angeles archdiocese stretched, twisted and contorted to hide bad, bad priests in Orange County and how we learned to love it