A weighty omen of Larry Agran's long overdue political demise occurred 72 hours before the Nov. 4 Irvine city council election when the dictatorial boss of a political machine once considered invincible was spotted frantically running out of his house carrying boxes stuffed with campaign fliers. H ... More >>
As editor of this infernal rag, I have a hard policy about awards: screw' em. I'm convinced that most national judges will always pass us over and not even bother with our stories because they assume we suck because of our OC pedigree. So I tell my colleagues to only truly concentrate on three conte ... More >>
OC Weekly started publishing in September 1995, something I remember because I'd been hired on the editorial side four months before that. It's also my memory that our cover story package dissecting the 1994 County of Orange bankruptcy, fallout and lessons learned/ignored was among the first to win ... More >>
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 >>
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He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity
R.Scott Moxley / OC WeeklyHere's the leaner, meaner Frank MickadeitOn July 15, Frank Mickadeit, Orange County's best-dressed journalist, took what must have been painful action. He stripped off his natty business attire, hung it inside a locker and donned something similar to my daily outfit: a t ... More >>
Who is getting hosed here?Based on his resume, it's difficult to imagine that Christian Benard is lazy. He graduated from the University of Southern California and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy before deciding on a career as a firefighter in Newport Beach.But fire department officials fir ... More >>
PEN1 boss Wayne MarshallAfter calling members of Public Enemy Number One Death Squad (PEN1) "haters and cowards," federal agent John A. Torres bragged today that government authorities had successfully infiltrated and disrupted Orange County's most notorious white supremacist gang."Their reign of ... More >>
Pulido, at rest in his hacienda...Over the weekend, two men walked into Able Food Services in SanTana, took out guns from a briefcase, and made off with $8,000 in cold, hard, taco-scented cash. See, what the Orange County Register didn't report was that Able Food is a commissary for some of SanTa ... More >>
We really, really wanted to take a break from writing about Orly Taitz today. It appears she's trying to get our attention, though. And maybe the police's as well.
Norby: Manmeat Hey, Sacramento lobbyist ho's: Slap on a new coat of makeup, spray on some designer perfume and dry the previous assemblyman's drippings out of your panties: Manmeat Chris Norby is on his way. Fiest your eyes above, ladies. Awwwwwwwww yeah!
Spencer Kornhaber / OCWApril 15, 2009. Remember that? Best day of your life, right? Not just because you got to pay taxes, but rather because you got a chance to complain about paying those taxes. The Weekly, at least, had a pretty good time at last month's tax-hating/liberals-bashing Tea Party in S ... More >>
Stephen C. Smith calls on others to keep tabs on Irvine City Hall.CORRECTED!Lost in Santa Ana a few months ago, half paying attention to the street signs and half to Larry Mantle's KPCC interview show blaring out of the car speakers, I heard the host steer his Orange County "roundtable" guests--Oran ... More >>
Longtime Orange County Register theater critic Paul Hodgins is a good guy, great critic, and someone whom was once on the same panel with me judging a dog show. Yesterday, he wrote a blog post about how Westboro Baptist Church (they of "God Hates Fags" infamy) plans to protest outside Corona del Mar ... More >>
As Clockwork sits in deliberations as an Orange County Superior Court alternate juror, speaking as this is being banged out is our foreman, Stephen Mensinger. When Mensinger is not being paid $15-a-day to fulfill his civic duty, he earns bukoo bucks to preside over Irvine-based developer SunCal's mu ... More >>
Yesterday, the Washington Post did a good recap of our disgraced ex-sheriff, Mike "Phenomenal Pussy" Carona. Past the expected cliches thrown around by out-of-town reporters ("famously conservative bastion," "the sensibility enshrined at Anaheim's Disneyland long has informed local politics," "a com ... More >>
I knew we'd build on last year...and we have. Congratulations to all this year's nominees: Journalist of the Year, PRINT (Under 100,000 circulation) REPORTER, COLUMNIST OR EDITOR: Scott Moxley, OC Weekly News Feature, DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS Under 100,000 circulation: Nick Schou, OC Weekly, “Ju ... More >>
You're forgiven if you haven't already heard the good news about Donald Ritze. He's a helicopter pilot, avocado grower and member of the Orange County Bee Keepers Association who is running against Bill Campbell for OC's third supervisorial district. According to a section of his website called "My ... More >>
I didn't think it would happen, but it finally did: the back-and-forth between Catholic sex-abuse survivor advocates and a bunch of idiots posted yesterday is now the most-commented story in Navel Gazing history, beating Scott Moxley's news of Carona's indictment. Congrats, wackies! In better news, ... More >>
Turns out our Scott Moxley had everything wrong about Sheriff Carona, according to the DC-based news source Prime Legitimate News. The pictures between Carona and Las Vegas mobster Rick Rizzolo? Carona "went undercover as a corrupt cop" in "an undercover police uniform pretending to party, accept la ... More >>
Sheriff Mike Carona, facing federal criminal corruption charges, turned himself in early this morning at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana. Later in the afternoon, Carona, along with his wife Debbie and mistress Debra Hoffman, appeared in the courtroom of Judge Robert Block ... More >>
Weekly investigative reporter extraordinaire Scott Moxley just informed me that our fab Comic-Con blogger - LYT - made today's edition of USA Today. His rainbow 'do is apparently a camera magnet. That's not too surprising. Couldn't help snapping a few of him myself. And Luke was sitting at Hall H ... More >>
Many, many books get delivered to the Weekly. Some of them are likely Very Important Books that Very Serious Thinkers would spend much time mulling over. But some of them are little escapist gems of chick lit, my own frothy, guilty pleasure. I've been scooping up books from the receptionist's office ... More >>
'Nice Job Crapping All Over the Drummer, Bung-hole'
Your Story is probably BS
Aug. 10 - Aug. 16
I wish you and your cooter many happy moments.
The GOP gets funky, by which of course we mean they smell
Bob does a Dornan on OCN