Amy Ridenour, chair of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, obviously is not a fan of President Barack Obama's commencement speech to UC Irvine graduates at Angels Stadium Saturday.
As you know, Orange County has experienced a swarm of earthquakes since Friday night's 5.1 magnitude shaker in La Habra. But did you know the ground is not the only place where local swarmin' has been going on recently?
The humble "drink" doesn't get the respect it should. Centuries ago, tea and coffee houses were the centers of philosophical and political discussion. The Age of Enlightenment conveniently corresponded to the rise coffee shops in Europe, and revolutions were planned around steaming glasses and kettl ... More >>
See the update on Page 2 with more about the suspect--and an apology--followed by tips to avoid becoming a sextortion victim. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 26, 1:57 P.M.: Remember Luis Mijangos, the wheelchair-bound Santa Anan who idolized Marvel Comics superhero Professor X and was convicted of using his a ... More >>
Fans of EDM in Orange County, rejoice. Pacific Symphony's Wavelength Festival of Music will be heading to the OC Fair & Event Center on August 24, featuring sets by KCRW's Jason Bentley (the host of Morning Becomes Eclectic for those of you who don't know), DJ Z-Trip and Bonobo, alongside members of ... More >>
Media Matters for America, the progressive watchdog counterpart to Accuracy in Media, takes issue with an Orange County Register editorial that uses the financial woes of nearly dead electric car company Fisker Automotive to argue against government investment in green technology: "Despite the incre ... More >>
One reporter goes on a hellish journey to retrieve her $9.99 subscription fee
Gus Van Sant directs Damon and John Krasinski's (and Dave Eggers') message as the message
A UC Irvine researcher is helping NASA understand more about bone density loss experienced by astronauts who spend long stretches at the International Space Station. Joyce Keyak, professor in residence of radiological sciences, will emploky a technique she created to analyze how microgravity-influe ... More >>
The activist is waging a war against evolution, one lecture at a time
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBlizzCon 2011 took place in the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend. As a celebration of some of gaming's most popular franchises, Blizzard used this opportunity to make many announcements of release of new content for their WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo gam ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Two mistrials save a sheriff's deputy from charges she falsified official reports
Say what you will about the dingbat Dervaeses of Pasadena, the family that stirred a national controversy when they decided to trademark the terms "urban homstead" and "urban homesteading," but at least they're remaining consistent. They've maintained their innocence from the start, blaming a conspi ... More >>
Here in the goldarn US of A, we argue about Net neutrality, but over in Vietnam, there are citizens struggling just to get access to the Internet. It's like a mass of people who would looooooove dial-up AOL.Help for them is coming from this side of the world--in Washington, D.C., to be precise--w ... More >>
Screw the "Big One": a coming storm of biblical proportions may prove to be an even greater threat to Southern California than a mega-earthquake along the dreaded San Andreas fault.So say more than 100 scientists and experts gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to create an "ARkStorm Sce ... More >>
But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?
After a six-month FBI investigation into his alleged hacking, a 31-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested today on federal extortion charges that he hacked into dozens of computers, obtained personal data about people using the computers, and then demanded sexually explicit videos from girls and w ... More >>
An electrifying rideElectric-car advocate/Toyota Prius critic Doug Korthof of Seal Beach is bullish on the hybrid Nissan LEAF.
While Rick Warren goes around eating ice cream, the mothership Calvary Chapel campus will host a two-day conference starting Friday on the evils of Charles Darwin. Titled, appropriately enough, "Darwin was Wrong," a press release promises many lectures on the subject by scientists who "will prese ... More >>
Coburn: Ready to blow?With UC Irvine's announcement of the establishment of the Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds, you've got to wonder if U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's head is going to explode. At least his virtual noggin must be staining a carpet in some sims world somewhere. The Okla ... More >>
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just concluded a press conference in Washington, D.C., where the environment protectors released a report ranking states by: a) how vulnerable its citizens are to the combined effects of the economic downturn and changing oil prices and, b) significant ... More >>
He's been all over the radio dial. He's burned through all the local broadcast television channels. Now Poorman is headed for the infinite bandwidth of the World Wide Web. God help us all . . . Newport Beach, CA - January 21, 2009 - Picture Jay Leno meets Loveline meets Wayne's World with the l ... More >>
Santa Ana may find itself at the center of this country's clean-burning alternative fuel future beginning next month, when IMPCO Technologies begins manufacturing "innovative alternative fuel solutions for the North American transportation market," according to a release from IMPCO's holding company ... More >>
Today at ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona's federal corruption trial, prosecutor Brett Sagel introduced the following inflammatory excerpt of a secretly recorded July 7, 2007, conversation between then-Sheriff Carona and Don Haidl, who had served as assistant sheriff. At the time of the conver ... More >>
Bolsa Chica Preservation
Debra's Girls Present: Going Green Theme Party, Friday 7 p.m. Long Beach's favorite gay bar pitches in to help the environment. Ripples 5101 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 562-433-0357 Hootie & The Blowfish, Friday 8 p.m. Hold My Hand! House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 ... More >>
Hot Mama: Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat
If your plan for getting your taxes done before the looming deadline involves using Turbo Tax's online service, you may want to reconsider. According to NBC 4 in Washington D.C., a customer wanting to check her tax info Turbo-ly, discovered something big and bad by accident. ""I knew immediately ... More >>
Single Cell debunks black holes
The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>
Global Warming: What You Need to Know With Tom Brokaw
Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>
Republican activists engage in right-wing circle jerk on the Net
This is certainly a refreshing development, although the participation of a gubernatorial candidate smacks of political posturing. NEW REPORT ON COMPANIES IN CALIFORNIA, ELSEWHERE TO FIND WIDE DISPARITY IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES; INVESTORS WILL PUSH POOR-PERFORMING FIRMS TO SHAPE UP NEWS ADVISOR ... More >>
David Foster Wallace stares into a mathematical abyss and lives to write about it
"Atomic City" Doesn't quite reveal the whole truth of our curious relationship with Nukes
Census officials join with OCs street vendors to count Latinos
A virtual tour of touring
Are megamergers healthy for the industry?
Microsoft Windows Refund Day is just around the corner
Who's behind the Net Profit e-mails?
If San Onofre is so safe, why are federal officials pushing anti-radiation pills on its neighbors?
Court rules library must remove OC firm's filtering software
Senate takes another whack at free speech online