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  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Father John Lenihan and Me

    Recently released personnel files on one of OC's most notorious pedo-priests remind our Mexican-in-Chief why we've covered the Orange diocese sex-abuse scandal non-stop for a decade—and always will

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Morningside Recovery, Controversial Drug Rehab Home Lindsay Lohan Blew Off, to Close

    The Newport Beach sober living home that became famous when Lindsay Lohan ditched her planned check-in--and, even before that, infamous for piling up complaints from neighbors and city officials--is reportedly closing. Morningside Recovery is set to abandon its Lido Village locale in October.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Cory Monteith's Sad Death Prompts Poorly Timed Recovery "Scholarship" from OC Rehab

    We in the journo racket are used to companies immediately seizing upon something in the news to twist into a press release on their supposedly related goods and services, but Morningside Recovery is taking the phenomenon to ghoulish new heights (depths?). The Newport Beach drug rehab that Lindsay Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Lindsay Lohan Won't Have Newport Rehab to Kick Around Much Longer if City Gets Its Way

    It's a good thing Lindsay Lohan blew off Morningside Recovery for the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage because the Newport Beach rehab may have closed with her in it!Following an Orange County Superior Court judge's preliminary ruling that the Lido Village location violates city law, Newport Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Lindsay Lohan Ditches Newport Beach Rehab After 3 Minutes for Betty Ford Center

    See the update at the end of this post about Lindsay Lohan apparently spending three minutes in the Newport Beach rehab before resurfacing at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage late Thursday.Lindsay Lohan is Newport Beach's now, bitches!No, she's not here for the next 90 days to show off bikinis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    An Open Letter To Michael Lohan

    Dear (and I use that term loosely) Michael Lohan: I won't apologize for the way I really feel regarding your daughter Lindsay and I don't think I stand alone here when I say that she has no doubt received preferential treatment for being a celebrity. If any one of us "common folk" had pulled half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Fans Claim "Conniving, Wily Latinos" Who Stole 2012 Election For Barack Obama Were Too Smart To Get Caught

    On Dec. 8, I reported that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher claimed Democratic operatives paid poor people and "illegals" to steal the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.Rohrabacher offered no proof of his claim and so I challenged him to name just one crony who paid one identified "illega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Five Songs To Get Lindsay Lohan Through Jail Time.

    Ohhhh, Lindsay Lohan. There is so much we can say about this hot mess of a chick but really, is there enough time to express it all? Not in this lifetime. After a slew of bad choices like stealing, lying, horrendous driving, and committing tons of wardrobe felonies, Lindsay's latest debacle includes ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    'Mea Maxima Culpa': Those Who Prey

    Alex Gibney rages against the Catholic Church's cover-up of abuse

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Michael Lohan Claims He Got Octomom Nadya Suleman into Drug Rehab in Orange

    Michael Lohan famously failed recently to stage and intervention that would end with his daughter Lindsay Lohan entering a rehab. Now he's claiming he convinced Nadya Suleman to undergo residential treatment at Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Orange.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Tiger Woods Loses $500k Unloading Corona del Mar Condo

    Tournament purses are not the only thing shrinking for Tiger Woods these days.The former top golfer in the world recently got $2.2 million for a Corona del Mar condominium for which he originally paid $500,000 more.That's more than Woods, whose last win of a Major was the 2008 U.S. Open, got for fin ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2012

    Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

    He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    Tom Fuentes Is Burning in Hell

    And other recent revelations from the world of pedophile-priest protectors in the Diocese of Orange

  • Columns

    April 26, 2012

    Now You're Famous

    [Hey, You!] Drunk driver seeks exposure

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Catholic League Bashes Gustavo for Pedo-Priest Articles; Gustavo Responds!

    Donohue: Lace-curtain Irish​The Catholic League always struck me as one of those antiquated organizations--like the Iowa clubs of Southern California that held those cool picnics in Long Beach decades ago, or the Grand Army of the Republic--that might've had a place and cause at some point in o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Bill Targeting Nonprofits That's Inspired by Jerry Sandusky-Penn State Scandal Gets Legs

    ​In the wake of the Penn State-Jerry Sandusky controversy, a California assemblyman has answered a Newport Beach attorney and retired state senator's call for legislation targeting the tax-exempt status of nonprofits that foster, enable and cover up child sexual abuse. The proposed bill would stri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Martha M. Escutia, Retired Legislator-Turned-Newport Beach Lawyer, Targets Tax-Exempt Status of Abuser Nonprofits in Wake of Penn State Scandal

    ​After East Los Angeles-born Martha M. Escutia served in both houses of the California Legislature from 1992 through 2006, she helped found the private law practice The Senators (Ret.) Firm in Newport Beach, where she specializes in representing abuse victims and their families.In the wake of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011

    Rihanna

    Honda Center

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011

    Britney Spears

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan Slept Here?

    ​Lindsay Lohan scored a rare court victory today when battery charges stemming from an incident at the Betty Ford Center were dropped. Otherwise, she can't seem to catch a break anywhere, including the mean streets of Huntington Beach.

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Fantasy Voter Fraud

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Arizona's Prop. 200 dismissal

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    WTF of the Week: The Grammy Noms

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyEminem, nominated for 'Recovery'​WTF:Despite the fact that the way the world listens to music has changed radically over the past decade, the Grammys ostensibly continue to reward bands based on a model en vogue 50 years ago. This year's list of nominees reflects that ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Tod Brown's Own Private Idaho

    The Orange bishop's track record of covering up for sexual misconduct by priests didn't start here

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Cindy Crawford Arrested for Prostitution!

    ​Yes, the acting career never took off for Cindy Crawford and she's known mostly these days as an infomercial pitchwoman. But who knew times were so tough for the former international supermodel that she'd have to resort to prostitution at a day spa in a busy Buena Park strip mall?Check that: the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    "Bombshell" McGee, Jamie Jungers Set to Host "Celebrity Cheaters"; Jesse James and Tiger Woods Lead Virtual Sex Tours

    ​Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and Jamie Jungers--among the dozens of alleged mistresses of Sunset Beach's Jesse James and Cypress-born Tiger Woods--would host a reality show called Celebrity Cheaters currently being shopped around Hollyweird.TMZ.com has the scoop.Celebrity Cheaters was created by Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Who is Bowdlerizing Tod Brown's Wikipedia Page?

    At least Brownie has pals on Wikipedia--Google his name, and our coverage of him pop up first...​I think that even the most objective biographer of Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown will agree that the sex-abuse scandal in Orange has been a big part of his tenure here--not just the $100 millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    OC Catholic Sex-Abuse Survivor Visits Guam to Give its Pedo-Priests Hell

    Wonder if Brownie sent any pedo-priests out here...​This past Saturday, after traveling for nearly 24 hours nonstop, Joelle Casteix finally returned home after a week of giving pedophile priests and their apologists hell. The setting wasn't her usual stomping grounds outside any Diocese of Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Cheaters: Tiger Woods Edition

    ​Before Tiger Woods takes the podium of his press conference broadcast live from Florida to the rest of the known universe, a camera scans the small audience.It resembles the small gatherings at executions.Actually, that's what this kind of is.The pride of Cypress emerges looking as if he has been ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    Nobody's Perfect

    Some Like It Hot

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Evilest Man in Southern California: Tod Tamberg, LA Archdiocese Spokeshole

    I've rarely covered the sex abuse scandal up the 5 Freeway at the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, because--hello!--LA is LA and Orange County is it. But a scummy incident that happened last Wednesday warrants the attention of all naranjeros and good Catholics.Then, sex-abuse survivors held a pr ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009
  • Features

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    John Urell Leaving

    Monsignor John Urell, longtime pedophile protector in the Catholic Diocese of Orange, announced last week he's leaving St. Norbert's in Orange (where he currently serves as pastor) for St. Timothy in Laguna Niguel. In a letter he read to parishioners two weeks ago and reprinted in this past weekend' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    KOCE Docu on OC Catholics Funded (Mostly) by Pedo-Spinners

    It's still to be seen what exactly will KOCE-TV Channel 50's much-hyped documentary about Orange County Catholic life will contain (how much you wanna bet not a peep about the pedophile priests that terrorized county parishes for a quarter century?), but the Weekly can report that most of its princi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Return of Urell, or Johnny B. Bad

    Hey, kids! Your favorite pedophile-tolerating, victim-ignoring, down-breaking Monsignor is back! Well, he may not be YOUR favorite. He's certainly Matt Cunningham's favorite. The Diocese of Orange announced this week that Msgr. John Urell is expected to return as pastor of St. Norbert Church in Ora ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Robot Downey Jr.

    Robots! They’re Just Like Us!

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Jubal Speaks

    Nearly a week after posting an unredacted deposition revealing the names of six Orange diocese sex abuse victims, Friends of Monsignor John Urell webmaster Matt "Jubal" Cunningham posted a lengthy apology on his powerful, widely read OC Blog. Cunningham's mea culpa is rather extraordinary in that hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    "Friends of Monsignor John" Already Deletin'

    Scroll for updates after the jump... A support group for embattled Orange diocese Monsignor John Urell isn't even a day old, and already site administrators are deleting messages critical of Urell and his peers' handling of the diocese's sex-abuse scandal. You won't know this from reading their web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    A Critique of a Critique Criticizing My Bishop Brown Critique

    Google is great, really: a couple of random searches, and voila! You have a media critique. At least that's how Dave Pierre, author of The Media Report and a contributor to NewsBusters, operates with my recent LA Times opinion piece bashing Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Under the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    OC Blog Spins for Urell (And Spins and Spins...)

    Bear with us, gentle readers--this is a long post... Though the Weekly anointed Orange Juice as the county's best blog, even the Juicers would admit that the king of the county blogosphere is OC Blog, started and administrated by Jubal, the nom de plume of political consultant and longtime local Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Snoop Dogg Pleads Guilty to OC Felony

    The Orange County District Attorney's office announced late this afternoon that rapper Snoop Dogg has pleaded guilty to knowingly carrying a dangerous weapon into John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana a year ago. The 35-year-old international celebrity, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, was se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2007

    Another Sex-Abuse Accusation Against Diocese of Orange

    It's now been over a month since the Weekly revealed that Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown had a molestation allegation lodged against him in the past. We knew Brown wouldn't comment on the matter (we thought about confronting him yesterday, when he presided over the Confirmation of my brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2006

    The real rockstars of Supernova win!

    As reported here (Rock Stars My Destination by Chris Ziegler) Costa Mesa's true Supernova started up the litigation machine to win their rightful name back from the come-lately Supernova put together for the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova. And today they won. Press release says: Under the te ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Sexual Reeling

    How the Register blew the Orange Diocese sex-abuse story

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    The Army of God

    How a monk, an altar boy, and a sex-abuse victim joined forces to battle their common enemy: the Catholic Church

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Local Boy Makes GoodFor Child Molesters

    Former Tucson bishop comes clean about allowing pederast priests to visit Orange County

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    The Bawdy of Christ

    Is St. Josephs Christ mural symbolic of Diocesan pedophilia problems?

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    I Would Have Nothing to Offer

    Tom Fuentes swears hes clueless about sex abuse in the Orange diocese

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