The Inland Empire, known less broadly as the huge chunk of Southern California that includes the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino, is filled with some place names that sound funny to our Orange County ears. Take these, please ...
A remote Arizona church, whose founder communed with LSD guru Timothy Leary, offers followers peyote-induced psychedelic trips
The story of the father of combat TV as told by female wrestlers, punk rockers and a furniture-throwing pacifist
The onetime OC man is the only man still alive who escaped from Peru's most notorious prison
A lawsuit brought on behalf of prisoners at Terminal Island, a storied federal corrections facility between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor, has been settled in favor of the inmates. The agreement reached last week was preceded by a federal judge's injunction last March protecting the right ... More >>
Occult expert turns his focus on folk music and releases solo album
Gentle readers: It gives me great pleasure to introduce our new weekly column on books, written by longtime Weekly contributor, UC Irvine egghead, and host of KPFK-FM 90.7's Bibliocracy Radio, Andrew Tonkovich! Every Sunday morning, Andrew will write about books written by Orange County authors o ... More >>
Rosemary and Timothy Leary with the Brotherhood's John Griggs circa 1968On Dec. 6, the paperback version of my book Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love and Acid to the World, came out in paperback. To celebrate that event, my friend and former OC W ... More >>
UPDATED POST, NOV. 23 12:05 P.M.: Update by Marisa GerberIn an unprecedented move, cops raided the Cannabis Cup today and made several arrests. About 150 uniformed police raided the High Times' cannabis-themed competition held south of Amsterdam and arrested everyone who had more than five g ... More >>
This week's meteorological mayhem aside, not much seems to happen in Laguna Beach that would qualify as strange, much less surreal. But things haven't always been that way. And by far the strangest thing that has ever happened in this otherwise sleepy coastal village, and probably the strangest t ... More >>
In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'
Nick Schou sits one cubicle away from mine at OC Weekly. And yet, I interviewed him about his new book, Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World, from my home while he was on the road to his home in Long Beach. Complicating matter ... More >>
[Sex Issue] Our guide to the steamiest-and not so steamy-municipalities
Lorey JamesBrenice Lee Smith and his family in Kathmandu, circa 2000Brenice Lee Smith, the last remaining fugitive from the once-infamous 1972 Brotherhood of Eternal Love case, will be set free from Theo Lacy Prison tonight, having pleaded guilty this morning to transporting hashish from Afghanistan ... More >>
Director William A. Kirkley rediscovers the dark side of OC’s Summer of Love
Smug host rips counterculture icons in Tom Snyders Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show
How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OCs Hippie Mafia
Copeland hocked a loogie for libertyand geeks everywhere
The Girl ranks OCs least annoying beaches
Can California deal with a Druid for governor?
Angry hippies haunt our past
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