UPDATE, OCT. 9, 5:21 P.M.: Randy Lee Parkerson met transgender immigrant rights activist Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, choked her to death and kept her body in the trunk of his car before dumping the corpse behind a Dairy Queen, according to prosecutors.
A procession made its way down West Fourth Street in Santa Ana Friday evening in memory of Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, a 28-year-old transgender immigrant rights activist whose body turned up the day before near a Dairy Queen in Anaheim. A somber mood hung over the gathering of about 200 that ended at Sass ... More >>
The death of a transgender activist who fought against deportations that break up same-sex couples is being investigated as suspicious, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
When family and friends reacted to the slaying of Alexandra "Sandra" Joyce Tang in September 2012, some expressed their wish that her 26-year-old boyfriend and murderer spend the rest of his life locked up. After Derek Henry Pinski of Laguna Hills pleaded guilty this week to fatally stabbing his 24- ... More >>
The Laguna Beach-based large-format movie company celebrates a half century
The legendary community organizer influenced a generation of Latino civil-rights activists. But in OC, he was run out of town
For the fourth straight year, UC Irvine is listed among America's top 10 "Coolest Schools." No, that's not due to an overabundance of mustaches, craft brews and aviator frames on campus. This particular honor comes from the Sierra Club, which ranks UCI third on its seventh annual list of the nation ... More >>
Eric Rachmany and his Santa Barbara outfit thrive on balance and groove in more ways than one
Israel today named a replacement for Michael Oren, the ambassador to the U.S. whose appearance at UC Irvine in February 2010 sparked what would become an international incident and debate over the freedom of speech. Ron Dermer, a former adviser on U.S. affairs to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a ... More >>
The 'Love Poet' retires, and OC will never be the same
It's no secret in Latino academic circles that there's an achievement gap between teenage Latino males and mujeres--studies attest to this. Thankfully, there is now a movement to rectify this problem, to make sure that young Latinos voice out positive change. Out of that comes the Santa Ana Boy ... More >>
Today's arraignment of Cheyene Fuimaono for allegedly murdering his girlfriend's toddler son reminded me that I wanted to slap together a list of 10 Orange Countians who proved to be really bad boyfriends in 2012. Match.comming eHarmonizers take note of the results after the jump . . .
See Update No. 3 at the end of page 3 of this post on leaders of UCI's Associated Students signing the resolution urging the university to divest from named companies for human rights abuses in Palestine. See Update Nos. 1-2 on ASUCI's legislative council unanimously passing the resolution urging di ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on Derek Henry Pinski's scheduled arraignment.See Update Nos. 1-2 on the charges against filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office and the family of slain Alexandra Joyce Tang speaking out.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 4, 9:31 A.M.: When Orange County fire ... More >>
"My people are being killed, my people are being oppressed, I'm going to do everything I can do to stop this. I'm not going to follow a form of protest that fits the status quo that allows my people to be oppressed." --Taher Herzallah, one of the so-called "Irvine 11," speaking at UC Santa Bar ... More >>
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star
The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album
Anne Marie Panoringan If you 1.) are a UC Santa Barbara grad, or 2.) spent any time living in Texas, chances are this will be something to cheer about: Freebirds, the fast-casual burrito chain founded in Isla Vista in 1987, is coming to Orange County.
While competing in a tournament at the Huntington Beach pier in June 2010, Olivia Waldowski dove for a ball and came down on a piece of wood submerged in the sand. End of her match, end of her tournament, and end of her season.Waldowski had to go to the hospital for stitches for the injury, and i ... More >>
James Doti has worked his Lilliputian arse off over the years trying to get Chapman University included in conversations about the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the land.The private Orange university finds itself ranked today with many of those prestigious institutions, but ... More >>
If you think Irvine is a boring city, take a look at the article by UCI's Aaron Elias in the student newspaper New University, and think twice!With "Waging War Against Irvine Boredom," Elias makes clear what most of us already know: UCI is a nerd school.
Photo by Christopher VictorioDaniel Shemtob and Jason QuinnToday we conclude our Q&A with Chef Jason Quinn. If you missed the first part, read it here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef. What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary ... More >>
Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook page (From left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth Krom in 2007.Orange Juice has raised some hackles over the past year by investigating/ writing/ speculating about the death of Noah Krom, the 22-year-old son of Irvine mayor and Democratic congressional candid ... More >>
UCTV.tvMichael Oren speaks previously at UC Santa Barbara.UC Irvine hosted Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Monday and--surprisingly--his address was only interrupted 16 times and a mere 12 students were arrested. Campus officials must be thrilled.
When you think about lacrosse, you probably think about in-your-face Top 40 hip-pop. "What an of-these-times sport, really the symbol of my plugged-in, brand-conscious and fiercely/collectively independent generation of consumers," you likely say to yourself.
Photos by Carl SteindlerMike Dunphy, ZihuatanejoOrange County resident and 26-year-old surf photographer Carl Steindler's work has mostly appeared in Transworld, where he has worked for the past two years as a photographer and editor. He landed the job after interning at the magazine for a year w ... More >>
Sorry to say I don't know much about Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. I went there once with a cute Vietnamese girl in 2001 to hear Nobel Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu speak, and I once asked South Orange County Community College District trustee and longtime GOP head Tom Fuentes about his ... More >>
Noah KromWe told you yesterday about the tragic death of 22-year-old Noah Krom, the eldest son of Irvine's Solly Krom and City Councilwoman and announced congressional candidate Beth Krom. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's investigators are now trying to piece together the events that took& ... More >>
Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook pageThe Kroms in 2007 (from left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth.The Weekly, which has taken jabs over the years at a certain Irvine city councilwoman and announced congressional candidate, expresses its deepest condolences to Beth and Solly Krom, who are mourn ... More >>
Angels in America, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.One of the most important pieces in American theatre comes to Orange County. An epic yet intimate look at relationships, religion, politics and AIDS. Produced by Theatre Out and the Maverick Theater.Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut, Anaheim, CA; 714-526 ... More >>
Organizers claim the LA Art Show -- a massive, mixed-media event that showcases everything from cutting-edge contemporary installations to works by Renoir and Monet -- is the main reason the Los Angeles City Council declared January "Los Angeles Art Month." What their resolution doesn't mention is h ... More >>
**UPDATE: This is now the most-commented post in Navel Gazing history. Keep up the wackiness, readers! Over the years I've covered the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal, I've found few people braver than Joelle Casteix. She's one of Orange County's most prominent sex-abuse survivors (a c ... More >>
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