An online petition is seeking signatures from people who do not want to see the Los Angeles Times fall into the hands of right-wing lunatics. That might not be the exact language of the CourageCampaign.org pitch, but it's pretty dang close as chatter has emerged the Koch Brothers of oil money and el ... More >>
Moments before the first full-squad workout of spring training and the launch of another disappointing season for the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly created some poster board material today by comparing his team to the New York Yankees and the Angels to the New York Mets.In ot ... More >>
Here's to hoping my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is hitting the cultural caliente list at the right time--and it is, if you go by recent histories on Mexican food published by mainstream publications. I know Smithsonian Magazine is working on something because they called me for c ... More >>
Trevor Noah is a big deal in South Africa, having starred on TV and worked with the best talents, but now he's taking his jokes to the States. He'll show the Irvine Improv how humor translates across the globe.
Yes, you read that right. Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, after it was revealed that Timberlake was a key player behind the $35m deal for the original social networking site.The weirdest thing about this is that Timberlake played Facebook investor Sean Parker in
the movie The Social ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 16, 9:22 A.M.: Now that merger talks with MediaNews have broken down, Irvine-based owner of the Orange County Register Freedom Communications has revived negotiations with that other Southern California newspaper publisher.No, not the Los Angeles investment company that bought ... More >>
Time was when the Wall Street Journal was a respected paper: always with a business-friendly, mostly conservative point of view, but one at least respected. But ever since Rupert Murdoch acquired it a couple of years ago, it has ditched the gravitas for the sort of knee-jerk captain-of-industry p ... More >>
McClelland. McDipShit.In the top of the fifth inning of the Angels' 10-1 loss to the Yankees last night, umpire Tim McClelland made what Yahoo! Big League Stew blogger Duk has labeled "the worst call of all time."
"Yes, you read that right," Duk declares. "The worst call ... More >>
Ali, with a UCI goon trying to intimidate Levin by snapping a shot of himEvery year for the past couple of years, UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union has invited a hilarious hater named Abdel Malik Ali, one so noxious that the Southern Poverty Law Center profiled the pendejo. I'm not sure why the MSU k ... More >>
Our second-favorite piece of Internet effluvia (after Barbara Coe's e-mails, that is), is La Voz de Aztlán, the gay-bashing, Jew-trashing website run by Hector Carreon, a former Buena Park city employee who operates his one-man digital dung heap out of Whittier. What's funniest about Carreon is tha ... More >>
Local water officials, who are looking to Australia for expertise on how to survive one of the worst droughts in California's recorded history, hosted former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie at its monthly luncheon on Thursday, something that prompted Rupert Murdoch's Aussie papers to mock Beattie, ... More >>
Nothing like a little suspense to kickstart one's Saturday.
I'm not just talking about the festival's first program of shorts, either, but the suspense over whether an actual parking spot would be had. It'd be great to say that the festival was just so popular due to our press coverage that fans pa ... More >>
Some fans and team officials think hes the devil. His player clients think hes an angel. Everyone agrees that super agent Scott Boras has changed baseballbut for better or worse? And what does he want now?
The Orange County Register's parent company, Blackstone Group, said Red money is good money May 22 as they accepted $3 billion from its newest partner, the Chinese government, according to reports from several news agencies. Blackstone Group is a private equity firm that owns 28 daily newspapers and ... More >>