Tony Barboza

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    LA Times "Re-Occupies" Orange County?

    ​Back in the glory days of newspaper journalism, the Los Angeles Times boased some 100 staffers in Orange County and the paper consistently beat the Orange County Register on its home turf.  Then the industry imploded under the combined weight of Craigslist, rising paper costs, and online con ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    In Defense of Klanaheim

    The Los Angeles Times story published this Monday telling the world Anaheim is now majority-Latino has drawn nothing but derision from the Latino Anaheimers I know (read this musical takedown by Weekly contributor and KPFK-FM 90.7 Subversive Historian Gabriel San Roman). "Oh no, they didn't put in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    The Great Ketchup Caper Trial, Day Four

    I arrived at Department C-51, the courtroom of Judge Jacki Brown--is it me, or doesn't that sound like the title of a great movie sequel?--just after 9 AM to find the courtroom nearly empty. Besides the bailiff, clerk, court reporter, and Rocco himself, who was still wearing the mysterious bandage o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Bubble Burstin'

    One thing in life is certain: kids friggin' love bubbles. Another slightly less certain fact: They also tend to enjoy elephants. This prompted 15-time Guinness World Record holding bubble craftsman Fan Yang to attempt to puncture yet another world bubble record by placing one of the world's largest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Who the Hell Does Benito Acosta Think He Is?

    Heil, err, Mansoor! Let’s see . . . Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor let people with the Minutemen Project stand during a 2006 city council meeting to show their support for his police-immigration plan. Later, at the same public meeting, other people lead by Benito Acosta attempted to stand in the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    Inmate icon: God-fearing, government-loathing 86-year-old ex-con Marie Kolasinski has a fan base behind bars. Is that name familiar? OC Weekly's R. Scott Moxley profiled her two years ago. Another sad LAT article about the blogosphere: Earlier on, the Times ran a head-scratching piece about the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises

    FBI targets one of OC's richest: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI served subpoenas at the Newport Coast home of Henry T. Nicholas III, ex-chairman of Irvine-based, electronics giant Broadcom Company. According to the paper, the investigation involves drugs and other potential crimes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>