When asked for his thoughts on Strung Out's heyday in the 1990s, the first word Jason Cruz uses to describe the decade is "weird." Fundamentally, there wasn't anything especially bizarre about the decade of Simpson, Lewinsky, Jordan and Titanic, but when you consider the vocalist's unusual life expe ... More >>
Land of gracious summers
A Simi Valley birther has emailed various people with email addresses ending in "@uci.edu" with this ALL-CAPS message: "OBAMA IS FRAUD AND AN ENEMY OF AMERICA...AND YOU WANT HIM SPEAKING AT YOUR COMMENCEMENT? DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE! MAJOR PROTEST SCHEDULED AT UC IRVINE COMMENCEMENT..."
See the update at the bottom of the next page on the private Nixon Foundation parts of the presidential library remaining open. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 1, 1:06 P.M.: One victim of the federal shutdown brought on by Republicans trying to stop Obamacare: Richard Nixon. More specifically, Tricky Dick's me ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the Orange City Council repealing the sign requirement in its Halloween ordinance. Update No. 1 was on the city attorney recommending that action. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 18, 6:10 P.M.: A federal lawsuit was filed today challenging a city of Orange ordinance ... More >>
[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>
Has the name and address of one of the most notorious Huntington Beach riot vandals been handed to police through Facebook? And could another alleged vandal, who isn't even facing the most serious criminal charges from the incident, be looking at three years in state prison?
See Update No. 5 on Page 4 with the police chief saying more vandals have been identified and will soon be arrested as his department releases the names and charges against those already arrested. Update No. 4 at the bottom of Page 3 is on the U.S. Open of Surfing organizer being "saddened" by the r ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Mission Viejo lawyer faces 35 years for helping a client get charges dropped—and didn't earn a dime
My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>
The band pay homage to the records that earned them fame before they make a new one
Remember Michael Theodore Pines, the Carlsbad attorney who advised an old coot to break into his foreclosed Newport Coast home in front of cops and the news media because, the legal eagle asserted, foreclosures are illegal? For getting himself and his client arrested that October 2010 day, as well a ... More >>
Thanks to overregulation in the name of conservation, these hard-working men face extinction
What do Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan have in common?They both threw actors they felt to be communist sympathizers under the FBI's red-baiting bus!But Disney and Reagan have something else in common, too: starting in July, both men will have many of their personal items on display for all ... More >>
Okay, I'm no sports expert, but something doesn't seem quite fair here. Mamadou Ndiaye is a junior at Huntington Beach Brethren Christian School and plays on the varsity basketball team. He is 7-foot-5. That's two inches taller than the tallest player in the NBA. He is untouchable. All the o ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?
The day after the Sept. 7 Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Texas Governor Rick Perry will navigate the Southern California freeway system (or probably fly over it) for private meetings with fat-cat donors in San Diego and Newport Beach.But worry not, mortgaged ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 1, 6:03 P.M.: San Diego attorney Michael Theodore Pines was found guilty by a jury in Newport Beach today of attempting to illegally break into a foreclosed Newport Coast home. Convicted of one misdemeanor count each of vandalism, attempted second degree burglary, the attempted una ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 31, 2:40 P.M.: San Diego attorney Michael T. Pines, who advised a 72-year-old client to break into a Newport Coast home he had been foreclosed out of--and invited the media and the bank trustee to watch the spectacle-- faces charges that could have him spending a year behind bars.The ... More >>
R. Scott Moxley in November shared the story of "The Real Squatters of OC," which was about a couple that moved into a foreclosed, gate-guarded Newport Coast home without permission. The Duncans worked through a Newport Beach attorney to stay inside as long as they could--before eventually gettin ... More >>
Give operators of Regency Lido Theatre this: They know their audience.To help those in the conservative bastion of nouveau riche celebrate what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, the historic theater that was built when "Dutch" was 27 (1938) presents the world "theatrical" premiere o ... More >>
The day last year when Randy Adams signed on to become the city of Bell's police chief, the 59-year-old was immediately declared disabled, meaning that whenever he decided to retire, he would receives half of his $400,000 annual salary for life.Funny, then, that Adams was taking rigorous spinnin ... More >>
Right about now, Gary Sinise, Dr. Laura, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, "Coach K" Mike Krzyzewski, Liz Cheney, Laura Ingraham, Chuck DeVore and many more participate in an event hosted at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda that's hosted by Andrew Breitbart a ... More >>
A self-appointed Minuteman-watcher says he had some video of a police traffic stopbut not for long
May 3 - May 9
Orange County can match LA County building for building
Everybody Loves a Fascist
Would you run your presidential library the way we run Nixons?
If we knew then what we know now, theres a chance Brea Olinda High School would not exist
Middle-aged rage kills more kids than student gunners