T.J. Simers

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Here's the List of OC Register Reporters Who are Taking a Buyout or Getting Laid Off: UPDATED

    Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2014


    Something in nothing

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Is the OC Register's Paywall Coming Down? Magic 8-Ball Says "Signs Point to Yes"

    It's almost the one-year anniversary of the Orange County Register erecting a paywall on its website, a paywall that owners Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz swore was strict, swore would never go down, swore was impenetrable--indeed, Spitz told his own paper "there will be no way to 'game' the system." ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    OC's Scariest People 2013

    Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    T.J. Simers Trashes OC Weekly in First Column for OC Register--YEAH!

    As we reported earlier this month, the Orange County Register scored a coup by nabbing legendary crank columnist T.J. Simers from the Los Angeles Times. Well, his first column appears today in print, and it's as lovably antagonistic as ever before--how can you not love a columnist who begins his OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    LA Times Sports Columnist T.J. Simers Moving to OC Register: A Marriage Doomed from the Start?

    NOW I know why Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was spotted a couple of weeks ago at the Brea Mall buying a lanyard from a sports store: he had probably just talked with his new bosses at the Orange County Register. Although nothing has been officially announced, LA Observed reports i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Don Mattingly Says Angels are Mets to Dodgers' Yankees

    ​Moments before the first full-squad workout of spring training and the launch of another disappointing season for the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly created some poster board material today by comparing his team to the New York Yankees and the Angels to the New York Mets.In ot ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010

    The Double Play's the Thing

    [Summer Guide] The sweet science and the ol' ballgame dominate the theater's sports-themed lineup

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 20

    Orange County Register: Asked recently about a possible run against U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer when his term ends in 2010, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'll skip that race and await amendment of the U.S. Constitution--meaning he's eying the presidency. Looking at his latest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    One Good Redesign Deserves Another

    LA Timesman-turned-NotTheLATimesman Roy Rivenburg picked up the steaming hunk of gauntlet Clockwork threw down here and has come up with a redesign of the LA Times redesign. Personal favorites: The Jackson Pollock makeover of the T.J. Simers' columnist mug and this line of pure Rivenburg: And a L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Beers on Mike Penner/Christine Daniels

    Gustavo's note: Today, LA Times sports reporter Mike Penner announced he was undergoing a sex-change operation and returning in a couple of weeks as a woman. Here is Weekly theater critic Joel Beers' take on it... Nearly 20 years ago, when I was a fledgling professional journalist at my first paid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Insta-Feedback to the New Website

    The names have been withheld to protect our incense. Your Favorite Time-Waster's answers--not that anyone asked for them--appear in groovy italics: Where did the link to the personals.ocweekly go on the home page? With the new website format instituted today, WHAT ... More >>

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    When Irate Eyes Are Smiling

    The Year in Bad Theater

  • Columns

    December 16, 2004
  • Columns

    July 4, 2002