The Laguna Hills native gets ready to conquer Coachella with his unstoppable music
The legendary community organizer influenced a generation of Latino civil-rights activists. But in OC, he was run out of town
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do rockeros despise Maná?
What's the deal with Orange County coastal rich guys in the real estate game killing inland golf courses? Given the preponderance of Orange County coastal rich guys on Orange County coastal golf courses, you'd think links everywhere would be sacred. Guess not. Last month I brought you the story (wit ... More >>
By: Dawn DiMare Thiery Considered a revered epicenter of fine art, the well-to-do city of Laguna Beach isn't known as a bastion of new music discovery (unless you're looking for surf rock or reggae à la Sublime). Grant Owens--a disc jockey at member-supported KX-FM 93.5--is trying to change that. F ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post where the University of Southern California clarifies the doctor's ties to the LA institution.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 3:16 P.M.: The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into 16 deaths connected to powerful narcotics prescribed by a Fountai ... More >>
Gabrielle Jane Nestande has been indicted on more serious felonies related to a hit-and-run that could send the daughter of a powerful Newport Beach Republican to a Texas prison for 20 years. The 25-year-old former Austin Capitol staffer and Gov. Rick Perry campaign worker, who had faced a single co ... More >>
My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>
Former University of Southern California and Detroit Lions football star Johnnie Morton, Jr. faced up to five years in prison for repeatedly lying to a federal grand jury in 2009, but caught a break this morning in Santa Ana.U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney, a onetime football star himself ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2012] Painting 'takes balls'
One of the world's deadliest cities lies just south of El Paso, Texas: the border town of Ciudad Juarez. For nearly two decades, murder and rape have rocked the town, especially its women, leaving an estimated 10,000 unsolved and uninvestigated murders since 2007. The violence in Juarez is on ... More >>
I about nearly spit out my Maker's the other day when I opened my Facebook page and saw the picture to the right. That's my friend Jody Agius Vallejo, OC girl done good and a pioneering sociologist over at the University of Southern California, where she's gone where no sociologist has gone befor ... More >>
A new report released by the University of Southern California ranks Orange County fourth among a five-county region when it comes to the number of racially balanced cities."Racially Balanced Cities in Southern California, 1990 to 2010" measured local representation of four major population group ... More >>
In Part One of our Q&A with Lisa Fontanesi, we learned about the mission of the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution, in particular how the Santa Ana community differs from the other places the mobile teaching kitchen has stopped. Today, we learn more about how our subject got started on her path in ... More >>
An advocacy network for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Orange County has announced a new executive director. Kevin O'Grady will assume the position at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County starting March 5.
SicatOliver Sicat, 32, was born in Santa Ana to Filipino immigrant parents, earned degrees from the University of Southern California and Harvard, created a successful non-profit education organization and is now is in the national spotlight for his role in Chicago's education reform efforts.Toda ... More >>
It always tickles me when a new scientific study confirms what we already regard as a truism. This time an experiment by Yale University and University of Southern California reveals that when you're hungry, you tend to crave more junk and high-fat foods. To reach this conclusion, they took nor ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why aren't more Mexis part of the middle class?
C3 Patient Association's head fancies himself a truth-teller in OC's medicinal-marijuana communtiy. And because of that, he just might be its most hated member
Who is getting hosed here?Based on his resume, it's difficult to imagine that Christian Benard is lazy. He graduated from the University of Southern California and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy before deciding on a career as a firefighter in Newport Beach.But fire department officials fir ... More >>
Does 86-year-old Larry J. Cano, who spread sit-down Mexican dining across the U.S., have one more cuisine-changing idea in him?
Michael Kevin Lallana, the USC graduate, mortgage company employee and Fullerton family man, has pleaded not guilty to placing his man juice into the water bottle of a female co-worker on at least two separate occasions.The 31-year-old, who has a wife and young daughter, entered the plea Tuesday ... More >>
UPDATE: Booking photo of and more information on the suspect (see end of post) . . . And you thought the Mad Men were degrading to female office workers.A mortgage company employee was arrested today for allegedly jerking off into a female co-worker's water bottle, sickening her.Twice!Four months ... More >>
Former NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster Josh Booty claimed that when he was in the Orange County Jail after a February 2008 DUI arrest, he was beaten, tasered and ridiculed with comments like "big pussy motherfucker" and "the price is wrong, bitch"--a reference to his ex-wife, a former The ... More >>
Looks like Santa Margarita Catholic High School and new head football coach Harry Welch have been taking lessons from the University of Southern California. These days, that's not a good thing.Santa Margarita filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order against the California Inters ... More >>
Photo by Eric ZassenhausThe perfect storm of California law allowing for medical marijuana collectives and local government crackdowns on storefront cannabis clubs has created the "explosive growth" of unregulated pot couriers.The Center for Investigative Journalism's nonprofit California Watch e ... More >>
What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business
With the world going ga-ga about our federally indicted sheriff Mike Carona, what better time to take a trip back and revisit the county's more-jerkish sheriffs? Just a brief history, ma'am: THEO LACY (1891-1895; 1899-1911): Presided over the last lynching in Orange County history. LOGAN JACKSON ( ... More >>
Wonder why Orange County trembles whenever its Mexicans protest? Welcome to the Citrus War of 1936, the most important event in Orange County history youve never heard of
The Syracuse kid saves the world in style
Special three-question edition!
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Deniz Michael breaks your heart, and then breaks it some more
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