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    October 23, 2014

    Maribel Ramos' Amazing Life, Heartbreaking Disappearance Are on Friday's Dateline NBC

    Another high profile Orange County murder case is getting the Dateline NBC treatment Friday night.

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    September 11, 2014
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    February 27, 2014

    Conversations on Writing and Public Life

    Humanities Gateway Room 1030, UC Irvine

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    July 26, 2013

    Our Nixon Documentary Uses Super 8 Footage Shot by White House Aides and Seized by FBI

    Just when you thought the Frost/Nixon feature film, the David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon documentary, All the President's Men, Oliver Stone's Nixon, years of documentaries, television news shows and other moving images of the actual Trickster had provided every possible glimpse into the Richard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    [UPDATED with Rescuers Put in Harm's Way:] Kyndall Jack and Nicholas Cendoya Saved

    See Update No. 7 on page 3 about a recently concluded press conference giving a complete overview of the latest events in Trabuco Canyon.See Update Nos. 3-6 on page 2 about the man being found alive, the search resuming for the woman, Kyndall Jack being found and airlifted out and how it all happene ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    [UPDATED with I.D.:] Camp Pendleton Marine Road Rager Sgt. Joshua Brightman was an Online Video Star Already

    See the update at the end of page 2 with a national TV program identifying the raging Marine and confirming he's also featured in the school assembly video.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 4, 1:29 P.M.: San Diego television news stations say they know who an unhinged Marine shown in cell phone video from a Camp ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The Amazing Race Apologizes for Pissing Off Vietnam Veterans and a Token Fox News Liberal

    My colleague R. Scott Moxley recently wrote of the shitstorm kicked up after The Amazing Race had contestants visiting Vietnam watch a pro-communist musical show, recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American military site in Hanoi. If there was increased interest (and ratings?) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    KTLA Weatherman Tricked Into Saying Nasty Name On-Air

    Mediabistro captured footage of a veteran Los Angeles weatherman unwittingly falling for a prankster's ruse to get him to say a "naughty name on-air."Good-spirited KTLA meteorologist Henry DiCarlo wished a happy birthday to "Hugh Janus" on live TV.DiCarlo then stopped and looked horrified because hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Woman Claims To Have Lost 85 Pounds By Eating All Her Meals At Starbucks

    MSNBC reports that a 66-year-old woman has lost 85 pounds by eating all her meals at her local Starbucks. She has an oatmeal and coffee in the morning, and resorts to those pre-packaged boxed meals in the display fridge for her lunch and dinner. It's all about those nutritional labels, she says. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Watching The News Can Make You (Physically) Sick, UC Irvine Study Finds

    Planes crashing into the Twin Towers. Bodies washing up on the shore after the Japan tsunami. Bloodied victims being rolled out of the Aurora movie theater.    We watch on our TVs and computers in horror and heartache. And it may be making us sick.  Researchers at UC Irvine studied ne ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    Anaheim's 'Outside Agitators'?

    The revolution will have to start without the residents at the riots' epicenter

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    May 8, 2012

    Weenie Breitbart Columnist: Media Not Reporting on Kelly Thomas Murder Because He's White

    I remember weenie columnist Ben Shapiro when he was a precocious snotnose back at UCLA taking the Hugh Hewitt road to fame: whining he was a conservative in liberal-land, and thus getting a column in the local paper despite exhibiting little talent but a hell of a lot of weenie-ness. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Orly Taitz v. Fox News Anchorbot Megyn Kelly

    ​Timing must be everything for Orly Taitz. The Aliso Viejo lawyer/dentist/real estate saleslady/Gabor sister/"Queen of the Birthers" started going medieval on Megyn Kelly in December, when the Fox News anchorbot dared host a panel discussion on Barack Obama's presidential eligibility without invit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Frank Caliendo on the Super Bowl, Price vs. Madonna and not Being Turrible

    ​ Frank Caliendo is a funny guy. Yes, he rules in the world of impressions and has been on hit TV shows, but Frank Caliendo the comic is so much more. He exudes natural wit and when he comes to the Irvine Improv this Thursday through Sunday, the humor that Frank Caliendo is bringing to the stage w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    UPDATED: Rick Santorum Backer to Women: Use Aspirin For Birth Control!

    ​[UPDATE: Feb. 17: About half a day after making his controversial remarks, Foster Friess did a second MSNBC interview and said he'd been joking. Doubtful most women are laughing.][ORIGINAL POST, 10:42 a.m., Feb. 16:] On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports this morning, a major backer to Rick Santorum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Conrad Murray Sued by Newport Beach Attorney Repping Imaging Company

    ​As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Tom Hanks Namechecks Poorman on Live TV

    ​If everyone in showbiz was lined up one a pole--and there is no evidence they are not--one would find Tom Hanks and Jim "The Poorman" Trenton at polar opposites.And yet, on live television this morning, the Hollywood mega-star namechecked Newport Beach's most famous sad sack, who in January pulle ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Comedy Central's Colbert Report On Laguna Woods Marijuana Controversy

    ​The story of the Laguna Woods senior citizens who established a medical marijuana collective apparently has legs. First reported by the Associated Press and later picked up by numerous television and print outlets including our Navel Gazing blog, the story has finally earned its place in history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    War on Christmas Rages in OC's Wealthiest 'Hoods

    ​Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee and other Fox News blowhards yammer on and on about the "War on Christmas" waged by progressives who choke baby Jeebus in the cradle with their "happy holidays" chatter. Some dare call this fear mongering or lefty smearing, but those patriots are right: There is a War ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Aretha Franklin Diagnosed with Cancer

    ​According to Pollstar, Aretha Franklin's family confirmed that the diva has cancer that is possibly inoperable. Franklin went through surgery last week for an undisclosed illness and had canceled all appearances.

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    November 25, 2010

    Nativo Lopez Cries 'Racist,' Appeals Court Cries 'Defamation'

    [Moxley Confidential] Split decision in Overhill Farms case has chilling free-speech implications, dissenting justice asserts

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    April 1, 2010

    What Do Pot Dispensaries, Cannabis Cowboys and "Glee" Have in Common?

    ​Fox's high school musical-twisted comedy Glee and segments on KCET/Channel 28's SoCal Connected on medical marijuana dispensaries and pot farm-busting law enforcement officers known as "cannabis cowboys" are among the latest winners of prestigious Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Breaking News Shocker: Gretchen Rossi Will Not Get a Boob Job

    These Real Housewives' are real!​Fox News has just broken this jaw-dropping exclusive: Gretchen Rossi will not get a boob job. REPEAT: NO NEW BOOBS FOR GRETCHEN ROSSI! Oh, the humanity! Seriously, what happened to humanity?

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    September 2, 2009

    Piercing Through the Bill O'Reilly-Keith Olbermann Fued

    ​Perhaps the blood feud between Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann can be resolved with a simple game of darts.That's what an Israel-based graphic arts website seems to believe with the portraits it has bound for the cable TV blabbermouths who go head-to-head--and toe-to-toe--on Fox News and MSNBC ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies: Larry "Nativo" Lopez

    My email and Facebook in-box have been invaded with the news that longtime Latino activist/racialist Larry "Nativo" Lopez was arrested on felony counts of voter fraud this Wednesday. We'll see whether the charges (that he voted in Boyle Heights but lives in OC), but my only comment at this point is ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009


    Cerritos Center

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    September 30, 2008

    Foods to Show Country of Origin

    According to various news reports and this one from ABC News, beginning this week, the USDA is requiring that all food retailers label some foods with their country of origin. The law, called COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) will mandate that the consumer is informed where all "raw beef, veal, lam ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008
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    July 2, 2008

    Pete Weitzner (and Pete Wietzner) held hostage, Day 7

    Remember this post from exactly a week ago? Well, the W-I-E-T-Z-N-E-R Watch continues...Daybreak OC web peeps still haven't changed Pete's last name to the correct spelling...really, if Daybreak OC doesn't give a shit about their own people, how is Orange County expected to give a shit about their ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Golden Nugent

    Ted Nugent

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    May 22, 2008

    Hugh Hewitt Worst Person in the World!

    To tell you the truth, I haven't regularly watched Keith Olbermann since his days as a sportscaster on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KCBS-TV Channel 2--and even as an elementary school wab, I found him annoying. I hear his MSNBC show The Countdown is pretty entertaining--but again, I find him irritating so ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    California High Court Okays Prosecutor-Movie Director Deal

    California's Supreme Court yesterday reversed a lower court's finding that a Santa Barbara County prosecutor should have been disqualified in the sensational Jesse James Hollywood (pictured, upper left) murder trial after forming a partnership with a movie director. Veteran deputy district attorne ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008
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    February 5, 2008

    I Ask for the Journalism Gods To Rain Bad Karma

    Perhaps its the Makers Mark that the Weekly's late, great Commie Girl bought me, but when someone at Pangea yelled "There's the news camera!" I sprung into action, Besides making ridiculous faces and pretending to get in a fight with Garden Grove City Council candidate Paul Lucas (who maintained his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Of Paramount Disappointment, plus Jessica Alba and Peter Fonda

    Damn, the lines here suck. Used to be that Comic-Con got bigger every year, and they expanded the available space to fit. Then the space ran out, and stuff kept getting bigger anyway. I wait in line half an hour for the Paramount panel, and don't even get close to getting in. Regroup. An hour later ... More >>

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    January 31, 2007

    LBC on TV

    In terms of media attention, Long Beach has always languished in the shadow of the colossus of the north, L.A. And of course, it has never provided TV networks with the hours of advertising-delighting conspicuous consumption that OC has (The OC, The Real Housewives of…, Laguna Beach). But t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2007

    Iraq notes (Gratitude and Napoleon edition)

    Two quick notes on Iraq. First, in an interview broadcast on last night's 60 Minutes, President Bush was asked "if he owes the Iraqi people an apology for botching the management of the war". His response, "Not at all", will come as no surprise to anyone who has noticed over the past six years that ... More >>

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    November 15, 2006

    Fresh Perspective

    "Fresh perspective" and "new eyes" have been Bush administration buzzwords since the nomination of Robert Gates to be Secretary of Defense was announced. Whether the eyes of Mr. Gates-- which saw no evil when he was the Number 2 man at the CIA while the Reagan administration was busy undermining th ... More >>

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Crash Test Dummy

    The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap

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    May 16, 2006

    This is Dave Lopez Reporting

    Surely it pales in comparison to being named by the Weekly as Orange County's best television reporter , but KCBS veteran Dave Lopez, who has in particular raked from the same muck patch as our own R. Scott Moxley when it comes to covering the oh-so-corrupt OC Sheriff's Department, will be presented ... More >>

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    March 28, 2006

    Cheeseburgers and Patsies in the White House

    If it wasn't for the cheeseburgers, I might have found this morning's resignation of White House Chief of Staff Andy Card touching. Certainly the reporters– and I use that word loosely– on the various cable news stations did, but then they were just following the White House's lead and i ... More >>

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    March 1, 2006

    Protecting California from Grannies

    State Senator Joe Dunn's (D-Garden Grove) investigation into the California National Guard's spying on political activists was featured on the KGO evening news yesterday. Whether the story on San Francisco's ABC affiliate will help raise the profile of the investigation remains to be seen, but this ... More >>

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    December 20, 2005

    The Grinch Who Stole O'Reilly

    Our rootstacular music contributor, Buddy Seigal (who in another life is rootstacular musician extraordinaire Buddy Blue) sent this in to us a couple days ago, at which time we muttered into the curb, "If ever that Clockwork blog is up and ruining again, we'll share this with our vast reader." But w ... More >>

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    July 8, 2004

    Spinning Out of Control

    How Mark LeVine survived The OReilly Factor

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    April 29, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

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    April 29, 2004


    Haidl team hits TV and newspapers to blame alcohol, porn, society, police and victim in alleged gang rape

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    April 15, 2004

    Cash for Chaos

    Mark Levines spring break in Falluja

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    February 12, 2004

    Adios, Maria

    As Shriver resigns from NBC News, millions wonder: Who will do the stories of rich women who cant have everything they want?

  • Music

    May 22, 2003


    The Glory of Soloman Burke

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    April 3, 2003
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