U.S. Marine Corps

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something of a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to LA and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    "Shirtless Bro" Who Hit on TV Reporter Covering Etiwanda Fire Has Surf City Roots

    If you thought to yourself while watching live coverage April 30 of a shirtless fellow holding a puppy while hitting on a KTLA-TV reporter covering the Etiwanda Fire, "Gee, I'm surprised he's not from Huntington Beach," well guess what? The so-called "Shirtless Bro" viral video star was born and rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Melissa Behnken and Her Ample Cleavage Create a Disney California Misadventure

    An "elderly" male Disney cast member told a San Diego mother of three children and wife of a U.S. Marine corporal just back from deployment overseas to cover up because she was showing too much cleavage, she has charged.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    John Henson Is Through Being Family Friendly

    Last year, when we talked to John Henson before his gig in Orange County, it had been awhile since he graced the stand-up stage. This year however, it's a totally different story. In-between filming his hit TV show "Wipeout," he's been going full throttle getting back into his stand-up zone and we m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The Top 15 Orange County Dive Bars

    Over the past few months, we've dropped into the smallest, darkest corners of local nightlife to bring you a list of the best dive bars OC has to offer. It hasn't always been pretty. But our search brought us in contact with plenty of stiff drinks, salty drunks and crazy stories. Whether you're lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Scott Christopher Montoya, War Hero and Sex Creeper, Loses Bid to Win Back OC Deputy Job

    A U.S. Marine Corps reserve sergeant lost his bid in court to get reinstated as an Orange County sheriff's deputy after being fired for routinely telling women he met while on duty he was a "Stallion" and they were "doable" and "fuckable," enjoying questionable personal contact with a street prost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    On the Line: Austin Lee of Itriya Cafe, Part Two

    Austin manages to bring food into the non-food portion of our interview, but what can you do? At least he taught us another combination to order at In-n-Out. This jack of all trades keeps us interested with anecdotes that ultimately lead back to great cuisine. On a completely unrelated note, Lee als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Darren Sandberg: Questions Surround I.D.'ing Deputy Who Fatally Shot Marine Sergeant

    ​Here is something OC Weekly investigative reporters are used to: they break a story involving Orange County government, the district attorney or the sheriff's department, and the targeted agency later confirms those facts--in the Orange County Register.After reported Darren Sandberg was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    President Barack Obama Set to Land in Bitter Enemy Terrority--Orange County

    ​Under intense security, Air Force One and Barack Obama landed late this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport for the president's ninth trip to Southern California and, during a series of fund-raising events, touted his administration's accomplishments, including a repeal of "Don't Ask; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Peeing

    ​In the 1990s, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher lobbied in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Taliban at the exact time it harbored international criminal Osama bin Laden before the 9-11 terrorist attacks.Rohrabacher felt comfortable asserting in public that the American news media had unfairly smeared ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 10, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    WTF of the Week: Eminem Starring in Boxing Flick 'Southpaw'​WTF:To Eminem fans everywhere, I apologize  for socking it to him frequently as of late, but today  he's once again made himself the perfect clay pigeon for my editorial buck shot. According to, the great white ???? is set to star in a new film.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    SJC Americans: OC's Latest Hate Group!

    Another set of OCers makes Henry W. Head proud...​I don't really pay much attention to San Juan Capistrano because that's more Spencer's terrain, but one facet of the town that previously drew my  interest was some group calling themselves the SJC Americans. Clockwork Coker previously wrote a ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 26, 2010
  • News

    August 19, 2010

    The Great Park: Hot Air?

    Thanks to Larry Agran, a few people have gotten very rich from the county's proposed $1.2 billion, still-not-built park

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Coming Up Next From the Christina Shea Echo Chamber: Contamination Under the Great Park

    ​Christina Shea is not termed out as an Irvine City Council member until November, but she has given her first exit interview.If you expected the longtime City Hall fixture--who served as mayor from 1996 to 2000--to leave quietly, you obviously haven't been paying attention. Indeed, Shea lets slip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Steve Lopez Connects Viewers to War's Effect on One Camp Pendleton Family

    Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez tonight gives a video profile of a Camp Pendleton family soon to be separated by an overseas military deployment.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Agran Makes His Moves at Great Park

    Photo by Christopher VictorioA familiar role for Larry Agran on Wednesday: moving chess pieces at the Great Park. ​When Great Park Corp. board members several months ago were chewing the fat at one of their monthly board meetings at Irvine City Hall, chairman Larry Agran mentioned how he envisione ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    [UPDATED WITH CONVICTION] Pendleton Marine Faces Murder Charge for Alleged Drunken Driving Death

    ​What happens when just before being released from duty at Camp Pendleton for the weekend, you allegedly: participate in a mandatory safety briefing that covers the dangers of drunken driving, including the tidbit that should you get behind the wheel while drunk, you'll likely kill someone; go on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009

    La Palma Days

    Walker St. (just south of Orangethorpe) to Kennedy HS parking lot (Crescent and Walker)

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Great Park Balloon Floats Into a Milestone

    Courtesy of Orange County Great Park CorporationUp, up and tethered so not to be away.​According to the city of Irvine's Orange County Great Park Corporation, the balloon ride that is the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station's current main attraction reached a milestone in August.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Great Park, Nearby Farms Produce 100 Tons of Food for Poor

    Anyone else have a craving for a fresh orange?The Orange County Great Park at the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is just getting started providing thrills, chills and paid-parking revenues, but farming has been continuing out there through it all--much to the benefit of the Orange County Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Will Obama's Stimulus Plan Help Make the OC Great Park a Reality?

    Calling the action "momentous," the Great Park Corp. Board of Directors voted unanimously today to recommend the Irvine City Council adopt the Great Park Design Studio's Comprehensive Park Plan, the final planning piece required before the building phase can begin--as soon as March 20--on the ambiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    Five years of war protest in Huntington Beach on 03/15

    On the fifth anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, 500 protectors engaged in a silent, single-file march down Main Street in Huntington Beach. Members of dozens of peace organizations under the Orange County Peace Coalition gathered near the Huntington Pier armed with folding card table ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2008
  • Culture

    November 22, 2007

    Game On

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The New Face of Evil: Call of Duty 4 hits maybe a little too close to home

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    New poll shows mixed bag on 241 toll extension

    Photo by Craig Coppola/Courtesy Surfrider. A poll released this morning shows that OC voters are generally in favor of more toll roads, but not when they go through protected state parks. The poll, which was financed by the California State Parks Foundation, asked 400 voters from each of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Stale Marijuana?

    Doesn't marijuana go stale? I dunno, but Jim Spray, 51, and Felix Cha (the person, not the tea), 22, want the government to return the pot police officers confiscated two years ago, according to Christine Hanley at the Times. Lawyers for both men told the Santa Ana-based Court of Appeal yesterday th ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2006

    Good Old Boy

    Tommy Lee Jones saddles up

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    His Brothers Keeper

    Suspicious neurologist wins probe of brothers death, which uncovers foul playhis own

  • Features

    June 10, 2004

    Death of a Salesman

    Ronald Reagan, 19112004

  • Film

    April 22, 2004

    I Agronomist, Journalist, Gadfly

    Jonathan Demme films Haitian crusader Jean Dominique

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Screaming Trees

    Timber at the El Toro Marine base havent been watered since Clinton was president

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Murder, He Wrote

    Brother alleges county is covering up El Toro colonels murder

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Toxics? What Toxics?

    Agran and Irvines about-face on El Toro contamination

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Measure WHY?

    Is Measure W already dead? Was it ever supposed to succeed?

  • Film

    December 6, 2001

    See Owen Run

    Another top gun goes Behind Enemy Lines

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Toxic Company

    Feds say Tustin base cleanup company is dirty

  • Unknown

    November 2, 2000

    South County: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

    Times gives developers a chance to pound Agran over Great Park proposal

  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Columns

    March 23, 2000

    The Girl Who Peed Herself

    And other tales of hilarity from election night

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    More Noise on Noise

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 133

  • Features

    September 2, 1999

    Back to Cool

    Our firstand probably last, but certainly incompletecollege club guide

  • Columns

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Fill 'Er Up

    Even Jesus wouldn't try Irvine water district's plan to turn crap into tap

  • Features

    January 7, 1999

    The Safety Dance

    1998: The Year of Living Undangerously

  • Columns

    December 31, 1998
  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Sounds Unreasonable

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 89

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