In news that will undoubtedly be accepted by all American and lead to widespread acceptance of Mexicans in the U.S. and everything that they do, a UC Irvine sociology professor recently wrote an essay proclaiming her findings: Mexicans are the most successful immigrant group in the United States. T ... More >>
Last week, we brought you a list detailing the 10 types of girls OC men have probably dated in their life, classic archetypes ranging from the Christian to the Mexican to--of course--the MILF. Of course, sensitive types got on our case, castigating us for stereotyping our gals as such and deeming us ... More >>
The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy
College program celebrates 10 years at Newport Beach Film Festival
For years, the Fiesta Twin Theatre on Fourth Street in downtown SanTana has shown English-language films in Spanish and Spanish-language films in Spanish.But there's a new film programmer coming to the cinemas--direct from El Long Beach--to fulfill indie-, student- and LGBT-movie dreams.
Back in my grad school days at UCLA, I made frequent use of my health care there--not because I suffered from anything more than the occasional stomach ulcer, but because I was a hypochondriac. Besides, it was cheap, accessible, and it was the first time in my life I ever had health care. That was i ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 with the IIFF award winners.See Update No. 1 on the next page identifying the nine IIFF selections among the Oscar nominees. ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 4, 5:18 P.M.: The lineup for the second annual Irvine International Film Festival running Jan. 17-21 at Edwards Westpark 8 inclu ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Targeted for torture after a 2005 anti-immigration rally, the UCLA Ph.D. is still waiting for justice
A coalition of Orange County Dream Act advocates will hold the first-annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Forum at the University of California Irvine this Saturday. The forum consists of a series of workshops dedicated to educating immigrant high school students about how to apply for financial aid a ... More >>
Wait, there's more: And the Other Newport Beach Film Festival Awards Go To . . .Apartment in Athens was the big winner of jury awards at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival, which officials say was attended by about 52,000 patrons between April 27-May 3, about the same as last year. Weekly picks H2 ... More >>
The premise is hardly debatable: No University of California school is the same. For that reason, officials at UC Berkeley want all 10 campuses to break free from Daddy Board of Regents--or at least have more independence. They've written a proposal to allow each UC to set its own tuition and f ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, what's some good Mexican sci-fi?
This Sunday, as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, The GRAMMY Museum, along with Museum of Latin American Art, presents performances by and discussions with Little Willie G of legendary R&B group Thee Midniters and vocalist-producer-poet Rubén Guevara and his new band the ... More >>
Andrew YoussefMorrisseyNovember 28, 2011Fox Theater in PomonaClick here to see more photos.Morrissey loves Pomona. Pomona worships Morrissey. The atmosphere was electric inside the Fox Theater as Morrissey closed out his swing of Southern California dates. From the moment Morrissey and his band a ... More >>
Ted B. Kissell informed his news staff via today's copy meeting and everyone else at Orange County's favorite alternative weekly newspaper via email that he has resigned as editor of OC Weekly.Kissell, who joined the staff weeks after founding editor Will Swaim ended his 12-year run at the helm i ... More >>
Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar is a man after our own heart. After penning the honest, yet tragic "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)" song about women caught up in the cycle of prostitution, the Compton rapper follows up with a concert to benefit L.A.'s Downtown Women's Center and Project RISHI.
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly"Of course it was planned," said defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman in her opening arguments today, addressing the charge that the so-called Irvine 11 (now 10) conspired to disrupt a public speech. "They conspired to obey the law, which is the opp ... More >>
In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 130, a bill that gives undocumented students access to private financial aid.Now, activists are pushing to get AB131 -- a second bill that undocumented students call "the real California DREAM Act -- pulled from the Senate appropriations committee, whe ... More >>
What is up with Orange County's hilarious haters these days? We don't know if it's because we killed our Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day column, but one thing is certain: this county just can't stop popping up in the news when it comes to racism, racial insensitivity, and bad jok ... More >>
Just another day being an OC Weekly Intern...Interns at the OC Weekly offices work hard. Updating calendar listings and updating the restaurant database begets quite the voracious appetite, and this last Thursday, fellow intern Mimi Tran and I decided to have an intern lunch at Native Foods!
The heart of the matter on the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom B stage was Chrysopelea paradisi. And what are Chrysopelea paradisi, you ask? They're freakin' flying snakes, that's what they are.With visions of flying snakes launching themselves from the stage and onto the academics w ... More >>
Flickr user b r e n tThere's a bit of a controversy brewing over two proposals vying to get the food concession contract at John Wayne Airport as it prepares to open its latest terminal next year. One, HMS Host International, has the current contract and proposes to change up the offerings to ref ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Successful Latina seeks non-gabacho prince up to her standards
The kings of highbrow power-pop-punk are still overwhelming millions every day
"Next is another fun item," joked Chairman Bill Mungary as the California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) moved on to the controversy surrounding remains unearthed on the mesa above the Bolsa Chica wetlands after a lengthy debate over the treatment of buried remains at Miss ... More >>
The Orange County Register has a cute story today about Chapman University's Undie Run (along with THIRTY-THREE pictures of hot co-eds--isn't the Weekly supposed to be OC's version of LA XPress?), and forgive this old Panther (Chapman '01) if he alternately laughs and ogles. "This has been a traditi ... More >>
Sheriff's Lawyer Pal Going to the Slammer: Somehow defense attorney Joe Cavallo—indicted Sheriff Michael S. Carona’s longtime drinking buddy—was able to operate a bail bonds scheme inside Carona’s jail. Hmmm. Wonder how that happened. Any ideas Mikey? Anyhow, yesterday Cavallo (pictured) be ... More >>
An outlaw animal-rights group targets a local bank branch in its war on animal testing
We recommend: Brand Upon the Brain!, DOA: Dead or Alive, The Golden Door, Nancy Drew
It's no secret that Jim O'Shea's memos magically find themseleves on Kevin Roderick's LA Observed. The Times chief joked about it himself at April's Festival of Books at UCLA, much to Roderick's delight. O'Shea's latest (published) missive was on the buyouts - 57 staffers are officially on their w ... More >>
OnDVD: The Protector
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Sigh. The LA Times reports today that the Los Angeled Police Department officer who paid for the now-infamous letter to Spanish-speaking immigrants in Orange County is none other than Mark Nguyen. Mark is said to have paid $4,000 for the letter's dissemination under a fake name, and he lives with th ... More >>
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