A free series that marries books, films and discussion about them kicks off Saturday at Santa Ana Public Library with a Marine's account of the early days in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author's hand-held video journal from that time will be shown later in the month. The Blue Cascade is F ... More >>
While President Barack Obama fends off Republican calls to put more military service people into dangerous and often fatal situations like retired U.S Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter found himself in, the new Medal of Honor recipient will be at Camp Pendleton this morning.
And here comes the basebrawl . . . A lady wearing an Angels jersey was attacked by two women who were apparent Dodgers fans Sunday afternoon, leading to a Main Street brawl in downtown Huntington Beach that left two Marines hospitalized and two suspects facing assault charges, according to police. ... More >>
See the update at the bottom of the next page on the private Nixon Foundation parts of the presidential library remaining open. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 1, 1:06 P.M.: One victim of the federal shutdown brought on by Republicans trying to stop Obamacare: Richard Nixon. More specifically, Tricky Dick's me ... More >>
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with the charges and possible punishment for Gregory Thomas Salyer. Update No. 2 has the Marines identifying him as a recently discharged corporal and gunner. Update No. 1 has officials describing the allegedly stolen military artillery devices the sheriff's department say ... More >>
[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our Mexican-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find ... More >>
In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been used to trekking through sand in the Middl ... More >>
See the update at the end of page 2 with a national TV program identifying the raging Marine and confirming he's also featured in the school assembly video.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 4, 1:29 P.M.: San Diego television news stations say they know who an unhinged Marine shown in cell phone video from a Camp ... More >>
Donald Williams was careful to explain that the operation is a team effort. There is no designated chef at Coco Ichibanya. Sauce, protein, starch, and perhaps a veg. There's a certain amount of assembly (and a whole lotta curry) involved. He also mentioned their next location in K-town, opening in t ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 24, 9:21 A.M.: A memorial for Sgt. Manuel "Manny" Levi Loggins Jr., the Marine shot to death by a sheriff's deputy, is scheduled this afternoon at Camp Pendleton.However, the public and media are not invited to the service in the camp's chapel, at the request of the Loggins family, t ... More >>
CLARIFICATION: The Marines now say six of the deceased came from Camp Pendleton and the seventh was from the Yuma base.Originally reported to have involved helicopters from the Miramar Air Base, a crash that killed 7 Marines near Yuma, Arizona, Wednesday night actually involved an AH-1W "Cobra" ... More >>
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[Hey, You!] If a Marine served in Afghanistan, does that mean he can skip out on rent?
As you may have previously read, an empty bomb threat on the first day of school at San Clemente High School drew a response from the FBI, the Navy, the Marines, U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, a regional counter-terrorism team, the Capistrano Unified S ... More >>
Flickr user johanAh, summer. Time for picnics, beaches, and parks. Time for picnics on the beach, picnics in the park, picnics at the beach parks. Here are five picnic spots to consider for this holiday weekend and for every summer weekend thereafter that would do well with picnics, beaches, and ... More >>
Paul Dean AndrewsUPDATE, MAY 25, 3:46 P.M.: A San Pedro man was sentenced today to 97 days in jail, three years probation and an order to stay away from Deborah Pauly for threatening violence against the Villa Park city councilwoman via a Facebook message. Paul Dean Andrews, 28, was slapped with ... More >>
Muzammil SiddiqiHere we go again.Organizers of February's controversial and much-blasted anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda have issued an ultimatum to the Orange County Human Relations Commission: rescind the Community Leader award it is presenting to Islamic Society of Orange County Imam Muzammil ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Bogarting the corned beef on St. Patrick's Day
UPDATE, MARCH 25, 4:40 P.M.: The Democratic Party of Orange County has weighed in on Villa Park City Councilwoman's Deborah Pauly's harsh remarks at an anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda last month. (Welcome to the party, folks!)As you might expect from a party philosophically opposite of a teabagg ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Keep your jingoism out of my Halloween pumpkin!
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It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more stabbings and [alleged] drunken-driving politicians . . . Courtesy Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentKnew those Trader Joe's bags were good for something . . .MONDAY, JULY 27Cash and Carry A man walked up with a Trader Joe's b ... More >>
Still the Drums, "a patriotic anti-war mystery" from Orange Coast College theater actor-turned-North Hollywood-based-film-stage-television actor and now filmmaker Talbot Perry Simons, makes its world premiere Saturday, Aug. 1, at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival ... More >>
I hope you're sitting down. For one thing, checking a blog while standing up is just ... weird. BYE-BYE RENT CONTROL? LA Times - A June 3rd ballot proposal could end the practice of rent control in California. Lawyers and landlords are both circling. If you prick a landlord, does it not bleed? PE ... More >>
The Guinness Book of World records has announced a gigantic photo taken from an airport hangar turned camera obscura at Irvine's Great Park, the former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro, is the largest in the world! According to a release from the Great Park's marketing people, “The Great Pict ... More >>
Was the Haditha massacre too little, too late?
How not to become a Marine
Do Mexicans make better soldiers and Marines?
My own private Fallujah at the Swallows Inn
Start of classes speeds recruitment drive at Orange County schools
Famous war correspondent Gordon Dillow struggles with his truth
This time, its sexual
I joined the Marines to get a good education, and all I got was a crummy Gulf War
Marines talk war with kids at church
A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport
El Toro Airport Watch No. 136
Was Marine Corps Col. James Sabow the victim of a military cover-up?
Spying on civilians was part of El Toros mission
El Toro Airport Watch No. 109