U.S. Dollar

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    South Coast Plaza Counterfeiter: Foiled By Part II Of Plan In Beverly Hills

    Southern California thief Ali Bailey must be asking himself a nagging question after the U.S. Secret Service filed charges against him: How could I be so dumb? Bailey decided to spend a Feb. 19, 2014, evening shopping at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza, where he bought $1,624 in merchandise from Sak ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Operation Stolen Treasures

    Amid the nation's economic meltdown, financial-conspiracy theories fueled a tax-fraud case for the ages

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went  bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2013

    CorrectiveSolutions' Checkmate

    Prosecutors nationwide team up with the San Clemente debt collector to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually sketchy

  • News

    September 27, 2012

    Tapped OuT

    Hitman Fight Gear's Daniel Diaz and his war with the legendary MMA label

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Anthony J. Tarquinto Still a Virgin, Still OC

    ​A couple years ago I introduced readers to Anthony J. Tarquinto and The Real 40 Year Old Virgin of Orange County, the Aliso Viejo author's self-published tome that mixes his unique lack of sexual experience with a political ideology that finds Barack Obama a threat to America. In the months since ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Pyramid Scheme

    Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    So, How's Mexican Food in Japan?

    Flickr user marshallkiyoshihigaHappy person enjoying a meal at El Pancho.​Maybe you have some preconceived notion of what it would be like to work in the same office as Gustavo Arellano. Maybe you imagined that whenever you announce you're leaving the country for a vacation, Gustavo says something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Yet Another Reason Why KFI Sucks, Part Two: The Final Insult

    Last July, I blogged about Coast to Coast AM disc jockey Art Bell's sudden departure from the airwaves when he disappeared to the Phillipines and emerged, just a few weeks later, as the proud husband of a girl just barely out of her teens. After a brief hiatus, Bell returned to host the show on week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006

    Yet Another Reason KFI Sucks

    Back in January 2004, I wrote this article about KFI-AM 640 bumping my favorite night-time radio show, Coast to Coast AM, from its regular 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. slot and replacing it with right-wing wacko John Ziegler. Coast to Coast AM was the only KFI show that wasn't hosted by a right wing wacko and ... More >>

  • Food

    May 17, 2001

    Fear Not, Haole!

    Nothing packs the gut like tender Spam!