Irvine Valley College's basketball program is mourning the loss of a former player, while wondering if the young man took his own life by wandering on foot into freeway traffic. Darius Porter was killed the evening of Oct. 21 by oncoming traffic on the northbound lane of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway.
Even though most donuts shops in this county are independently-owned, mom-and-pop shops, there's a bland sameness to most of them. Most of them except for Devilicious Donuts, which opened in 2012 down the hill from Saddleback College. Inspired by the wacky treats made by Voodoo Donuts in Portlandia ... More >>
The most recent message at the top of Alexa Saulietis' Facebook page is from April 23. It indicates the 26-year-old San Clemente resident commented on a link to lyrics for a song by Caliban.The title: "Walk Like the Dead."Late last Monday night, July 1, Saulietis was killed by a freight train in wha ... More >>
Un Plan Parfait (Fly Me To The Moon), the romantic comedy that sold out its Tuesday night French Spotlight screening and earned a repeat showing last night, was the big winner of 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival awards.It won the juried Best Film, Best Actress (Diane Kruger), Best Director (Pascal C ... More >>
Updates throughout. The latest is Update No. 8 at the bottom of page 4 with conflicting reports about the female victim's employment.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 19, 8:22 A.M.: Three people were killed and two others were wounded in a 25-minute spree of shootings that began in an upscale Ladera Ranch neighbo ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
[Locals Only] Fooling around with this horror -rock band reminds us they're no joke
[Best Of 2012] The culinary genius at Anepalco’s shares his favorite things about Orange County
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is interested in chatting with Mario Urbano Carrasco Martinez, but they say the 29-year-old Laguna Niguel man is nowhere to be found.Martinez is the registered owner of a black,1998 Nissan Maxima believed to have mowed down 20-year-old Saddleback College studen ... 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 >>
Random notes, observations and stuff plucked off the cutting room floor from the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Thursday night.The hierarchy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is the main antagonist in Macky Alston's excellent documentary Love Free or Die, which is a ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
There was a lot to hate about 2011 as a whole.And, there are still nine days left for December to make a case for changing my mind about which was the worst month in Orange County this year.But, from my perch on this ivory tower I call "couch," I'm ready to proclaim October 2011 as the nastiest m ... More >>
A Saddleback College English professor who has been missing since August was found Friday night in South Los Angeles. Lake Forest 40-year-old Amy Ahearn, whose family believes she may suffer from a degenerative brain disease, was found by Los Angeles Police Department officers Friday night.
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 >>
Andrew UrdialesMore than 25 years after he allegedly stabbed Saddleback College drama student Robbin Brandley 41 times in an unlit campus parking lot, Andrew Urdiales is finally on his way to Orange County to face trial for her murder. Urdiales, 47, who was the subject of a Nov. 2007 OC Weekly fe ... More >>
The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courtsbut can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?
Robbin Brandley, RIPKudos to the Register's Frank Mickadeit for his Jan. 19 column marking the 25th anniversary of the murder of Robbin Brandley, a Saddleback College journalism student who was stabbed to death in an unlit campus parking lot on Jan. 18, 1986. Brandley was the focus of my Nov. 200 ... More >>
Orange County's first Ride for AIDS event Saturday will wind riders through century (approximately 100 miles) and metric century (approximately 62 miles) courses that take in some of the region's most scenic spots in Santiago Canyon, Tustin, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach and other areas. About 1 ... More >>
Inside the athletic complex at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana is an exhibit that pays tribute to quarterbacks John Huarte, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1964 for Notre Dame, Matt Leinart, who won the 2004 Heisman as a junior at USC, and Colt Brennan, a 2007 Heisman finalist for Hawaii ... More >>
Nicholas KoonRick Stein, Executive Director of ARTS OCFor many arts professionals, the administrative aspect of things is a creative death sentence, as time spent on personal projects drops by the wayside and artists get ground up in the gears of keeping an organization afloat. A quick look at AR ... More >>
UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT . . . Ever go to a school board meeting and have a tent revival break out?Trustees who lord over the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) and are being sued over their frequent and apparently mandatory use of official pray ... More >>
UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LAWYER FOR THE DISTRICT . . . A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the South Orange County Community College District over official prayers during public ceremonies, Americans United for Separation of Church and ... More >>
Courtesy of Pageant of the MastersLyle BrooksFolks with the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach are reeling over last week's death of one of their veteran sculptors, Lyle Brooks, who collapsed after a morning production meeting and died shortly thereafter of an apparent heart attack. He was only ... More >>
Willis Carto speaks at a David Duke event about five years ago. It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry and it takes Irvine Valley College philosophy professor Ray Roy Bauer to connect the dots between National Holocaust Museum shooter James Wenneker von Brunn, some of our most notori ... More >>
Chinese brush painting
Homeless musician vows crusade against landlords
Looking back with Your Eyes Only
11 Places to watch the Nutcracker this season
A steaming pile of maudlin tripe.
The Greg Horvath Story? inspiring.
An open letter to the former GOP chairman, current college trustee, forever self-destroyer
DA to forward case involving federal agent who killed South County rapper to grand jury
Why is fed who killed rapper still free?
Revisiting Angels In America
Jew-baiting unites the kids at Saddleback College anti-racist event
James Moody keeps jazz fun
A computer geeks guide to launching a new soccer league
College district blocks student trips to Los Angeles
College district blocks student trips to Los Angeles
Our firstand probably last, but certainly incompletecollege club guide
It's two, two, two weeks in one as Clockwork plays catch-up after the hiatus brought on by last week's boffo Best of OC issue.