Here at OC Weekly World Headquarters in Costa Mesa we've known for eons that colleague Matt Coker is sadistic.Season after losing season, Coker--an award-winning, veteran journalist--periodically makes himself wear Oakland Raiders paraphernalia to the office as if he's permanently stuck in January 2 ... More >>
Big Brother is not only watching you, he can answer in the affirmative, "Can you hear me now?" The American Civil Liberties Union would like to know how much he's listenening, and by "he," I mean "your local cop shop."The Communist Par . . . er, ACLU of California announced today that demands wer ... More >>
This whole week we've been inundated with everything Lady Gaga. (Seriously, I've read more stories about Born This Way's album release than the tornado in Joplin.) From Amazon's 99-cent download to GagaVille to appearances on American Idol and Letterman, it's hard to go on the Internet without seein ... More >>
Courtesy of Louks To GoThis could be yours for FREE if you go to Fullerton today for lunch!UPDATED with confirmations: see below the jump.Free food. That's right, free food. Sprint is rolling out some 4G something-or-other (new technology? we don't need no stinkin' new technology!) and will be sp ... More >>
Finally, there's solace in the fact that nobody calls you. Cox is the first U.S. cable company to enter the wireless arena, offering what they call "Unbelievably Fair" mobile phone plans that give you cash back--up to $20 a month--for minutes you don't use. The venture begins today in t ... More >>
Robert Fayette / OC WeeklyBarrett Johnson at the Gypsy Lounge on March 3.Burly and bald-shaven, Orange acoustic songwriter Barrett Johnson looks like a tough guy. Listen to his songs, though, and you get the image of a dude who's sensitive, smart and perpetually heartbroken. We're not saying tough g ... More >>
Not Deleica Holt's campaign poster but her booking photo.Delecia Holt, 48, of Aliso Viejo, ran as a Republican in special elections to replace Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), who left Congress in 2005 to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-San Dieg ... More >>
"But I thought the cops couldn't hear me talk on Nextel."
--Twentysomething criminal defendant, who ridiculously believed police couldn't monitor his Nextel walkie-talkie "chirp" communications, to his annoyed lawyer in an Orange County courthouse hallway, Sept. 7, 2007.
There's good news if you're one of those people infuriated by the sight of some idiot behind the steering wheel with a cell phone pressed to his head talking and not paying attention while driving-- that idiot's days are numbered. Come Summer 2008, that idiot will be replace by the new and improved ... More >>