"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and the daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but they are not from you. And though they are with you they belong not to you." Sweet Honey in the Rock, the great a cappella Civil Rights-lovin' all-woman, all-African Amer ... More >>
A tattoo artist who was previously deported after serving time for child annoyance in Murrieta in 2004 was arrested Tuesday at Dana Point Harbor, where he thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl he'd allegedly lured to his Mission Viejo home with promises of drugs, alcohol and free ink.Waiting ins ... More >>
Lists are fun. I read a couple great ones this week, including The Progressive magazine's nine worst lobbyists. I've assembled some great ones this past week at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, where I've taken notes and share them with you here. The conference's unsavory and racist name, b ... More >>
Three hours after the election polls closed, Orange County's Registrar of Voters managed to report .8 percent of today's vote to the public in the agency's online service.Point eight.Not even 1 percent.How weak is Neal Kelley's operation?
Saying he's repentant for filing false mortgage documents resulting in the loss of more than $763,000 in 2005 and 2006, Southern California real estate agent Mario Alberto Mariscal hopes that U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney goes easy on him today at a sentencing hearing in Santa Ana.In a ... More >>
With springtime arrive the starter tomato plants at Home Depot, the County worker with frisky young mosquito fish for the bathtub pond, the cheerful UPS man with delivering new books, and the democratic parade that is the renewed political season, with signature gathering and voter registration and ... More >>
The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage).
Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>
A couple months ago, I almost blogged something that claimed regional airline pilots earn an average of $14,000 a year. Believing that to be a typo--pilots are rolling in it, right?--I moved on to something more important, like Octomom boxing an East Coast skank.However, the nonprofit investigati ... More >>
D23 is now just one week away and, oddly enough, I find myself getting excited. Of course, I am a Disnerd, but what I'm not a fan of is being stuffed into a room for hours on end with folks who go above and beyond being simple fans. Many D23 attendees will live Disney, much in the same way I live ... More >>
Have you seen this TV commercial for Planters Peanuts? The little peanut character on the back of the bike pedals like crazy until he keels over, while Mr. Peanut does nothing and cruises to an easy victory.The character is dressed in a shirt that says cacahuete, French for "peanut"--if it had t ... More >>
Could it have been this 45?The Register reports that the Cypress Police Department received a suspicious package Monday, which led to a call to the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad. The dangerous package? "An old 45 single by The Carpenters, with a note asking police t ... More >>
Sunday highlights from the local media include:NEW MOONINGThe annual mooning of Amtrak train passengers happened yesterday in Laguna Hills and the OC Register was there to take pictures and video of the "nearly 100" participants. For the front page of the local section story, the Reg published a ... More >>
Flickr user Steve 2.0 / Creative Commons.Tired of using the excuse that your grandma's birthday card didn't ever arrive because it was "lost in the mail?" Instead try this one: It was stolen by a postal worker.That would have been a valid excuse coming from many victims of former US Postal Servic ... More >>
When the postman drops letters, magazines and packages off at your Orange County home or business on Saturday, he or she is going to want something in return: food.To help combat a sharply increasing need for emergency food assistance, U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will seek donated food items ... More >>
When I heard late that the United States Attorney's office is investigating Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony for his role in covering up the rapes committed by his priest, I attributed it to a hallucination brought on by last night's episode of Lost. But here's the Los Angeles Times ... More >>
Like the rest of the country, Orange County residents awoke early on the day after Thanksgiving and rushed to national chain stores which, despite mainstream media claims otherwise, were waiting to pounce with rip-offs and lies.At 8:30 a.m. at Best Buy in Orange (not far from Disneyland) dozens and ... More >>
Postal problemos persist: San Juan Capistrano residents have won their war with the U.S. Postal Service, and the planned 9-acre building they protested will rise in Aliso Viejo. But guess what? The folks there don't want it either.
Lookin' for cheap labor: Wonder how the OC Reg plans to fill the vo ... More >>
It's easy enough to list the ways that George W. Bush is similar to the Pride of Yorba Linda, Richard M. Nixon. In fact, it's too easy– the obsession with secrecy, the contempt for the constitution, the wiretapping, the history of binge drinking, etc. etc.– and now I learn they have one ... More >>