This post that published Friday morning has been moved up for Earth Day and in case you missed it while our site was down.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 19, 8:16 A.M.: Earth Day is Monday for you and I, but every day is Earth Day for Arman Sadeghi.He founded and runs Tustin's All Green Electronic Recycling, w ... More >>
Something more supremely has overshadowed the news that UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has been named a new endowed chair in First Amendment Law through a $1.5 million gift from Raymond Pryke, owner and publisher of the Valleywide Newspapers chain based in Hesperia. Chemerinsky and ... More >>
The next generation of the city's Cambodian-American community steps up to help its elders—and itself
How the SoCal transplant became a best-selling author by delving into Laguna Beach's legends
See end of the post for victim possibly identified in lawsuit Kent Easter filed against her and his wife Jill's legal and crime-thriller background. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 19, 2:23 P.M.: Kent and Jill Easter are accused of being very bad eggs.The husband and wife attorneys face charges today of planti ... More >>
Travels with OC potrepreneur B. Lucky to California's marijuana breadbasket
Perhaps it was the UC Irvine-imposed suspension or the negative publicity over the disruption of Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren's February 2010 speech on campus or just plain old growing up, but the embattled Muslim Student Union just presented a kinder- and gentler-sounding program ... More >>
The South Orange County Community College District has settled a suit brought by some of its teachers and one former student over the practice of opening prayers at various official district events.The plaintiffs in Westphal v. Wagner--which references Karla Westphal, a Saddleback professor who ... More >>
Photo by Airman John D. Partlow/U.S. Air ForceDisplaced commercial airline passengers take shelter inside Taiyo Community Center on Friday.Those following the epic horrors playing out across the Pacific are aware that the 8.9 magnitude earthquake has been officially declared the worst catastrophe ... More >>
UPDATE: Julian "Jules" Stanley Collender's Family and Friends Loudly Protest His Slaying by PoliceIt's been 2 1/2 months since the life of Julian "Jules" Stanley Collender was cut short by a single police gunshot, but the Yorba Linda 25-year-old's family and friends have maintained their pressure ... More >>
A new study shows legalization and distribution of marijuana in California could cut the price of cannabis by up to 80 percent and increase consumption.Findings by the RAND Corp. also show revenues from taxing legal pot could be significantly higher or lower than the $1 billion estimated by the s ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioAs John Yoo makes his case, John C. Eastman is hard at think.Two days after Barack Obama's chief of staff said the administration was not inclined to back prosecutions against Bush lawyers who signed off on torture, the president backed off that statement today, saying h ... More >>
David Horowitz descended on UCI last night as part of his nationwide tour condemning a national student group called Muslim Student Association—a group with more than 150 chapters in colleges all over the country. Horowitz, a famous right-wing nut jobber, is known for taking out provocative full ... More >>
If the nuns in charge of the St. Joseph Health System are so pro-labor,why are some of their employees determined to unionize?
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California's Police State: Imagine you are a suspect and the police take your entire statement out of context by secretly recording only snippets that seem to incriminate you in a crime. Can’t happen? Think again. California police officers have won the right to selectively tape you. It’s the R ... More >>
Beautiful Orange County high school student athlete gets inappropriate attention from voyeuristic losers all over the Internet. Beautiful Orange County high school student athlete's father is understandably upset about it. Beautiful Orange County high school student athlete's father makes his ... More >>
Naw, just a bunch of white kids watching the Doors
Feb. 1 - Feb. 7
Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them
UC Irvines William Thompson exposes the soft underbelly of ironclad DNA evidence
What we laugh about when we laugh about American Idols most famous reject
Bayadera love the Vietnamese hooch
2002 was the year that sucked the chrome off the future
UC Irvine history prof Mike Davis cant write a damn thing without the nuts going nuts. This time, the controversys over an obscure reference to Winston Churchill.
Minority Report author Philip K. Dick found Orange Countys truth stranger than science fiction
Two filmmakers dive in
Good taste, wit, impeccable manners: Life at a gay high school
Jim Toledano is a married father of two. Now the Democratic leader is ready for a new role: Gay activist
Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!
OC judge is wild card in Citizens Drug Inquiry
Was an Irvine plant's closing payback for its union's budding internationalism?