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 >>
Ivan Sanchez, the 21-year-old Santa Ana triggerman who murdered an innocent bystander to a 2011 fight among restaurant customers over which state in Mexico is best, was sentenced today to 50 years to life in state prison.Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg reportedly called the murde ... More >>
The final defendant pleaded guilty Wednesday in the slaying of an innocent bystander who unfortunately became collateral damage in a restaurant fight that spilled into a street fight over which state in Mexico is the best. Maria Isabel Rocha, 30, of Santa Ana, was sentenced to 16 years in state pris ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on Ivan Sanchez's conviction.See Update No. 1 on Sanchez's trial opening. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 7, 4:14 P.M.: Nineteen-year-old gang member Ricardo Guerra Rocha was sentenced today to 40 years to life in state prison for the unprovoked shooting-murder of Este ... More >>
See update at the end of this post on Ricardo Guerra Rocha being found guilty.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 20, 10:03 A.M.: A 19-year-old Santa Ana man is scheduled to face trial this morning for the shooting-murder of an innocent bystander outside a popular Santa Ana taco joint where an argument had broken o ... More >>
The public's help is being sought in the search for potential victims of a certified nursing assistant charged with sexually touching three of his teenage female Regional Occupational Program (ROP) students in Santa Ana. Alfredo Fernandez Gonzalez, 45, of Orange, was scheduled to be arraigned t ... More >>
Heads or tails as to what's uglier: Francisco Ayala Jr.'s police mugshot or the crime the 27-year-old Anaheim resident faces arraignment for this morning.The emergency room patient care technician is accused of raping, sodomizing and engaging in oral copulation with an intoxicated woman who was ... More >>
Courtesy of SAPDMaria RochaUPDATE, FEB. 23, 2:06 P.M.: The Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) today announced charges against the third defendant in the senseless slaying of Esteban Navarrete.Maria Isabel Rocha's 17-year-old brother, who is also a suspect, is also identified by the O ... More >>
On Thurs. Feb. 21, a slew of OC punk bands will be playing a benefit show at the Galaxy Theater to help raise money for D.I.'s Craig Jewitt (a.k.a. Chckn), who is fighting cancer and receiving care at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. TSOL, Social Distortion, Agent Orange, Franki Doll & the Broken To ... More >>
If the nuns in charge of the St. Joseph Health System are so pro-labor,why are some of their employees determined to unionize?
"Don't be hating on Latinas because you can't get like them, all pretty and beautiful"
WHEN IS THIS PAPER GONNA PUSH ASIDE SOME HOOKER ADS AND MAYBE INCLUDE SOME INFORMATIVE INFORMATION?
The sisters who run St. Joseph Health System are often pro-labor—but apparently not at their hospitals
Defending mommy's little nightmare