[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans like to hand-deliver invitations?
Charles Bowden, the prolific writer on America's border with Mexico and the drug violence that has plagued the region, died of unknown causes this past Saturday at age 69. I got to know Bowden when he wrote the introduction to my book Kill the Messenger, about the late journalist Gary Webb, eight y ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB, 24, 8:18 A.M.: See Time's response at the end of the post. ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 23, 12:09 P.M.: This week's Time magazine cover boldly declares "Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President." The accompanying story by Michael Scherer explores how the rising force that ... More >>
Anti-immigrant think tanks are aiming their dubious statistics at the 14th Amendment
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Skateboard maker Street Surfing of Newport Beach is accused of negligence is a lawsuit pending against a central Arizona school district. Nancy Plimpton and Monte Denton allege in Maricopa County Superior Court that their son, Mark Denton, suffered medical problems since hurting his knee after falli ... More >>
Village Voice Media (of which OC Weekly is a part) placed 15 in Editor & Publisher's list of top 30 top newspaper sites for October, beating out the San Diego Union-Tribune, Arizona Republic, San Jose Mercury News and more. Read it here.
Yesterday, the Orange County Press Club hosted a panel featuring the newest kids on the Orange County media block: Orange County Register publisher Terry Horne, KDOC-TV Channel 56 news director (and former Register reporter) Jeff Rowe, and our own editor Ted Kissell. Each gave their impressions of t ... More >>
Village Voice Media execs and New Times founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin (aka the guys who sign our paychecks at OC Weekly, and at LA Weekly) were arrested at their Arizona homes late Thursday night for revealing grand jury information in a story they published earlier in the day, "Breathtaking ... More >>
Your opinion of Into the Wild might say more about yourself than its subject
Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Orange County, it seems. This week singer Robert Barisford Brown—better known as Bobby Brown--filed suit against his wife, Whitney Houston, in OC Superior Court. His grievance? She won’t let him see his 14-year-old daughter. Why file in OC? Brown, 38, claims Houston, 4 ... More >>
Former Reg reporter alleges she was fired for her remarks in a confidential management survey
My so-called life at Orange Countys biggest daily newspaper