I recently met a new reader of this humble blog, who breezily if perhaps accurately described it to its author, of all people, as starting out as a discussion of books but then morphing into politics. Wasn't sure if this was admiration or frustration. Regardless, I beamed inside, little ray of sunsh ... More >>
Three is a charm for Irvine and Santa Ana, as Irvine has been named the third best city in the country for military veterans and Santa Ana has been deemed the third best U.S. city for mid-career veterans, according to separate surveys. Just in time for Veterans Day, the financial site WalletHub.com ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Foundation--the partisan, pro-Dick private arm of the public-run presidential library in Yorba Linda where they run the gift shop and present such speakers as Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich and Hugh Hewitt--would never host a book signing by a writer from your favorite Orange County-ba ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with the checkpoint results released by Costa Mesa cops.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 3 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department is conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lake Forest starting at 6 tonight, while Costa Mesa kicks in with its own two hours later.Neith ... More >>
With yesterday being Veteran's Day, we at the Weekly were reminded of how the late 90s wouldn't have been the same without the contributions of Master P's No Limit Soldiers. From their beginnings in California through their rise to national prominence with some of New Orleans' finest, No Limit Recor ... More >>
Some locals, including UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, are showing their support for veterans and the troops today by pushing their bodies.Take "The Pledge" through the Pro vs. G.I. Joe organization, and you'll spread the support by fulfilling weekly, personal goals to, say, do a set number of pushups ... More >>
Thirty-year-old John Kirk McKinney was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for killing a World War II veteran on Veterans Day.The Huntington Beach resident was awaiting his release from prison for attempting to murder Cecil "Lucky" Warren, who'd been in a coma three years since his 2 ... More >>
Closing the book on a Veterans Day 2003 murder, a jury today convicted the second defendant in the killing of 77-year-old Army veteran Cecil "Lucky" Warren. Huntington Beach 30-year-old John Kirk McKinney was found guilty of second degree murder and faces up to 15 years to life in state prison at h ... More >>
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Curtis James Hill was sentenced today to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for the Veterans Day 2003 beating-murder of a WWII veteran who was left in a coma and died more than three years later.A jury last month found the Huntington Beach 29-year-old guilty of one felony cou ... More >>
Free food! Woo! This Friday, restaurants everywhere are rolling Veterans Day freebies and deals for our fine servicemen and women. If you're a veteran or active-duty service member, get in on the free-grub action with the list below. And thank you for serving our country! Fine print:&n ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDACurstis James HillCurtis James Hill was convicted today for the beating-murder of a World War II veteran on Veterans Day 2003.The 81-year-old victim did not actually die until three years later.And Hill had been scheduled to be released from prison in August for the robbery and as ... More >>
Trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon in Santa Ana for one of two men who have already spent years in prison for robbing and assaulting a World War II veteran on Veterans Day 2003 but were later slapped with murder charges when the man died after three years in a coma brought on by the ... More >>
A Newport Beach Marine and his unusual request are at the center of a Veterans Day dispute with a Los Angeles city councilman. David Weiss, who was a jarhead from 1981-86, wanted to put a yellow ribbon on the legendary Hollywood sign to honor U.S. veterans today.Cost of the mission: $11,000.
Flickr User Jez BVeterans Day specials and freebies abound on November 11, 2010 for all our fine active duty personnel and veterans. Here is a round-up of a few chains which are offering free meals and other treats.
Try as we may, we don't get every important story in Orange County. Thankfully, there are many (okay, just a couple) great bloggers and community papers focusing on specific issues, and Fullerton is well-served by two: the longtime newspaper Fullerton Observer, and the awesomely named blog Get Lost ... More >>
Kelly Boyz country dance lessons and Kelly Rae Live, 7:30 p.m. A shit-kickin' good time. $5 OC Tavern 2369 S. El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 949-542-8877 Disney Animation Exhibition, until December 18 Ah, the magic of Disney. It all started with a little mouse on a steamboat, and over the years, W ... More >>
Even on Veterans Day, we find out about exciting shows coming out way. What better way to honor our military than the soothing powers of rock and/or roll?
Veteran's Day Celebration
Multimedia presentation of the weekend: If you haven't already seen it, check out the LA Times' Marlboro Marine multimedia extravaganza. It's a pretty amazing blend of video, audio and Times photographer Luis Sinco's thoughtful stills. Sinco, apparently also a pretty good writer, pens two accompanyi ... More >>