So much for Randy Orbach's redemption song (allegedly). The parolee and subject of a Weekly cover story in March has been arrested on suspicion of making illegal contact with the ex-girlfriend whose complaints of being harassed sent Orbach to prison in March 2010.
Chapman University denies race plays a part in tenure decisions, but a federal judge just signed off on a consent decree that has the private institution in Orange paying a former business faculty member $75,000 to resolve a lawsuit that claims she was denied tenure because she is black.
With their Costa Mesa coffeeshop, plus a second location opening in Old Towne Orange, the Tustin couple are re-defining OC's coffee culture, one cup at a time
This week, class-conscious literary star and local girl makes good Victoria Patterson makes bad, very bad, or at least naughty in this, OC Bookly's first author interview. Patterson, whose take on alienation, greed and South County luxury-life mores comes with plenty of winning characterization, sty ... More >>
Sitting in a Santa Ana courtroom March 11, I did not think the couple around my age sitting next to me wanted to be there. They fidgeted, had long faces and acted quite unlike the parents and supporters who seemed much more defiant on behalf of the so-called "Irvine 11." I recall at one point eve ... More >>
UPDATED, FEB. 28, 8:33 A.M.: The Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts "Stand With the Irvine 11: Community Town Hall and Action" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the IIOC Multipurpose Room, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Irvine.The event flier follows after the jump. (Also, scroll down a couple posts i ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 10 A.M.: The Los Angeles Times this morning jumped on the "Free the Irvine 11" bandwagon by publishing an editorial under that headline. Criminal charges against the students "are not appropriate" and "would be overkill" and could result in "a punishment out of proportion to the ... More >>
McWilliams: The Original Gunkist Historian...This week's cover story on the controversy in the retelling of the historic Mendez vs. Westminster decision has a brief mention of the case's best chronicler: the great progressive historian Carey McWilliams. The Fullerton College professor quoted in t ... More >>
Perhaps the best exposé on the Jew-bashing, gay-trashing website La Voz de Aztlan was published in 2002 by the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles. This is where we got the information that sole writer Hector Carreon (last name has Jewish roots) worked in Buena Park. The article hasn't existed online ... More >>
Feb. 28-Mar. 6
Three men go wilding; the gays made them do it
First-time actress at 77 bares all about Apart From That
On the borderline with the Minutemen, the media and MS-13
Jesse James and the gradual degreasing of the West Coast Chopper
John Adams wants to be judge in a bad way