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    November 13, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst: 6 Videos on UCI/JPL's Alarming Groundwater Research

    Check out the following six (mostly brief) videos that have UC Irvine/Jet Propulsion Laboratory water scientist Jay Famiglietti and his team's research explaining the California and global groundwater crises. READING ASSIGNMENT: An Inconvenient Thirst: Water scientist Jay Famiglietti pleas for smar ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2014

    Gary Webb Never Said No to the Truth

    Kill the Messenger is sad, compelling and oh-so-typical

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Jeffrey Fisher and Bert Rein, Lawyers Who Won Recent Supreme Court Cases, on UCI Law Panel

    Two lawyers who argued recent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are among the panelists at Thursday's annual review of the nation's highest court presented by the UC Irvine School of Law.

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    OC's Scariest People 2013

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

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Newport Beach Film Festival Gets Its Irish Up: The O'Brien's, The Iceman, What Maisie Knew

    The less is more strategy to improve overall quality and fill houses seems to be working at the halfway mark of the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.Based on the screenings I've attended, you can't swing your elbows without hitting someone like you could in the past. Crowds seem to be digging it all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Aaron Kushner Promises a Great OC Register But will Boston Businessman Pass the Sincerity Test?

    How is this for news enough to make Tricky Dick Nixon roll over fuming mad in his Yorba Linda grave?Aaron Kushner--the under-40, Boston-area man and Georgia native whose private investment firm has bought The Orange County Register--consults with the legendary Washington Post editor who helped bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Aaron Kushner Promises a Great OC Register But Will The Boston Investor Pass The Sincerity Test?

    How is this for news enough to make Tricky Dick Nixon roll over fuming mad in his Yorba Linda grave?Aaron Kushner--the under-40, Boston-area man and Georgia native whose private investment firm has bought The Orange County Register--consults with Ben Bradlee. Isn't Bradlee the legendary determined W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Democrats and Republicans Alike Make Pendejos Out of Themselves Over Chimichangas "Controversy"

    ​To continue on this morning's cylindrical god theme is a ridiculous story coming out of Washington, D.C. involving that legendary borderlands offspring, the chimichanga, a clueless Washington Post, columnist and pendejo Democrats and Republicans fighting over the tamale pie that is the Latino ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Reps. Gary Miller and Ken Calvert Get Their Assets Handed Back to Them

    ​The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Ding Dong: Burger King Tests Out Food Delivery Service

    ​The food-obsessed stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan had a great line once about food delivery. He said, "Delivery is really a combination of two of my favorite activities: eating, and not moving."People of the same mindset might soon have not just pizza and Chinese food but Whoppers they don't have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Mexico As Imagined By the Washington Post

    Flickr user yarhargoat​It gets fatiguing reading the same articles on travel to Mexico that parrot the U.S. State Department over and over again. Precious few of those people have ever actually been to the places they're writing about, but they turn the fear dial up to 11, the result being that Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    It's Friday, Friday: The Most Viewed Video of 2011

    ​Well, well, well. Last week we told you that Rebecca Black was 2011's most-searched subject on Google. Today we find out that the video with the most pageviews on YouTube is, of course, Rebecca Black's "Friday." According to the Washington Post, the video garnered more than 180 million views th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Elliott Smith New Song 'Misery Let Me Down'

    Wikimedia Commons​The Washington Post has posted a previously unreleased Elliott Smith song recorded back in 1997, which until know, was thought to have been lost. The tune "Misery Let Me Down" was captured by microphones when the late Smith, then 27, performed at the University of Maryland's stud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    The Power of Whole Foods: Almost One Million 696,132 Living Social Deals Sold So Far

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 10:30 P.M.: The Washington Post is reporting that the Whole Foods Living Social deal was their most fastest-selling offer ever: Approximately 115,000/hour, which breaks down to 30 deals/second.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 2011, 11:23 A.M.: Around here, Whole Foods is referred to as ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Women's Funding Network Sex-Trafficking Study Is Junk Science

    Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Sanchez Drops Rapid Response to Jobless Rate Fall

    ​It was almost too close to call: the amount of time between the breaking news that the nation's unemployment rate plummeted to 9 percent and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's e-mail blast trumpeting the lowest jobless report since April 2009.You can't really blame the Garden Grove-based Democrat: S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    [UPDATED] Remember Dana Rohrabacher's Vehement Defense of His Pal Tom DeLay?

    ​Update, Jan. 10, 3:07 p.m.: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was sentenced today to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas Legislative candidates in 2002, the Washington Post reports. Throughout his political and legal ordeal, DeLay was vehem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher: I Know How To Bring Peace To Afghanistan

    Dana: I like spending your money.​Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher--the politician who guaranteed actor/muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger knew how to solve California's problems if elected governor--now thinks he knows how to get the terrorists in Afghanistan to put down their weapons, tear up their pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Will Michael Steele Still Be RNC Chairman When He Keynotes Financial Forum in Irvine?

    ​Despite Republicans gaining 63 House seats and six Senate seats in the November elections, its National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, the USA Today says, had a worse year than President Barack Obama, MSNBC and the National Review agree Steele is a baffoon and all indications are he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Laguna Beach Native Booted From Washington Redskins

    Colt Brennan​Colt Brennan, who earned the NCAA record for throwing the most touchdown passes in a single season (58) while a quarterback at the University of Hawaii, was released today the Washington Redskins."I was totally surprised," Brennan told the Washington Post.Pro football, so far, hasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Today's Best Quote

    Goodbye guv​"He calls himself the green governor and I would agree with that. He's molding."--Irvine insurance broker Ira Forkish in today's Washington Post article, "Arnold Schwarzenegger on the outs in California's Republican Party." Among other points, Sandhya Somashekhar's story notes that Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    John Campbell Weighs in on Totally Predictable BP Apology Scandal

    Flickr user tifotter / Creative Commons​A mild brouhaha broke out today when Texas congressman Joe Barton told BP CEO Tony Hayward that he was "ashamed" at the way the Obama administration had asked the notorious oil-spilling company to set aside $20 billion in a fund to help cover the damages cau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Prop 8 Testimony Cited as "Ex-Gay" Materials Sent to High School Students

    ​Report cards aren't the only thing they gave out at a Maryland county's high schools recently. The Washington Post reports that Montgomery County high schools distributed fliers from Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays Seeking Tolerance for All (PFOX).The fliers included the following mes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Long Beach Band Two Guns Land Song on MTV's 'Jersey Shore'

    Two Guns front man Kevin Poush woke up to a serious surprise this morning. His bassist, Harris Pittman, informed him via Facebook that the band's song "Heavyheads" had been played Thursday on the final episode of Jersey Shore, the MTV reality show that pretty much everyone has been talking about in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Orly Taitz Calls Us Out at the (Bill) Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa

    ​Orly! I know you're reading this. After all, during your speech to the Costa Mesa Republican Assembly last night, while talking about your appearance on the Joy Behar show, you said something like "Joy Behar, who was, as this reporter here Mr. Kornbacher said... well, I won't use those words."Who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    More Controversy Dogs Yoo Amid Gig at "Teensy Joke of a College"

    Photo by Christopher VictorioYoo moves from "teensy joke" to Philly writing gig.Greg Sargent's The Plum Line blog on, a Washington Post site that runs online biographies of D.C. "players and personalities," has an interesting post on Bush White House torture memo writer John Yoo, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    All Gaza, All the Time for One Muslim Student Union Watcher

    ***UPDATED*** As former Weekly reporter Derek Olson mentions in this piece, recent UC Irvine graduate Reut R. Cohen keeps tabs on the campus' controversial Muslim Student Union on her blog. But, understandably, it's been all Gaza, all the time in recent days. Cohen (left) provides v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Our Ex-Rep.-Turned-SEC Chief Chris Cox Comes Out Swinging

    The Washington Post reports today that embattled Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox is defending his restrained response to the country's financial crisis, arguing he has guided his agency with a steady hand while other federal regulators have not.Our former Republican congr ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007


    Mike Sager peeks in on the lives of our times

  • Columns

    October 11, 2007


    OC Weekly is a stupid tabloid for journalists/writers who could never make it to a real newspaper!

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing.  Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    Staying the Course

    At his press conference this morning, President Bush promised yet again that when it comes to Iraq, we'll continue to push on even though we're waist deep in the Big Muddy. Elsewhere in this morning's news we find some milestones of the course on which we are staying. From the Washington Post: A te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006

    Something Stinks, 3 for 3

    For good measure, we also received this link to a Washington Post article on Orange County congressman Ken Calvert (R-Riverside; his district includes southernmost Orange County) and Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar; his district includes northernmost Orange County), along with House Speaker Dennis Haster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2006

    The Long and the Short of It

    Most teachers love a good visual aid to drive home the point of a lesson, and Gary Weddle, a science teacher at Ephrata Middle School in Ephrata, Washington, has a hell of a visual aid: his beard. The lesson, though, has nothing to do with science. Weddle was so caught up by the news in the days ... More >>

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    August 31, 2006
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    January 10, 2006

    FOO Fighter

    We're re-posting this Oct. 10, 2005, post because: a) A reader wondered why the Weekly had never connected slime-ball GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to our smurfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). As the post shows, Clockwork had (and Moxley will mention it in Thursday's edition). 2) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2006

    Aw, FOO-ey!

    Hats off to the LA "By God" Times' politico reporter Jean Pasco. Finally, a daily newspaper that circulates in Orange County has drawn a connection between criminally tainted GOP superlobbyist Jack Abramoff and wack-packin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). Way to go, Jean-o! Of c ... More >>

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    May 22, 2003
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    February 13, 2003
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    March 21, 2002
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    October 18, 2001
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    August 3, 2000
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    September 2, 1999


    Sneak peeks at a season of theater that is breathtaking, passionate, entertaining!

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    A Gray Area

    OC judge is wild card in Citizens Drug Inquiry

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