A former FBI official who resides in Huntington Beach pleaded guilty to illegally structuring bank transactions to keep his employers from knowing about his gambling winnings at casinos in California, Nevada, Arizona and West Virginia. Travis Raymond Wilson, 38, accepted a plea deal that had him co ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans suffer pathologies because they're Mexicans?
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston to do a book signing for my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Afterward, I went with friends and fans to enjoy some awesome Tex-Mex at El Real Tex-Mex, and among those who attended were two colleagues/pals from our sister paper, the Houston P ... More >>
Daryl Hannah is expected to make a splash at the Canyon Land Conservation Fund's 8th Annual Tree Hugger Ball in the canyons, which is a great place for summer lovers. The event, which takes place on June 23, hopes to raise money to protect the wild area of the Santa Ana Mountains, a fight under ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 18, 1:30 P.M.: The attorney Angels rightfielder Torii Hunter hired to represent his 17-year-old son Darius McClinton-Hunter, who is fending off allegations of sexual assault on a female classmate in suburban Dallas, claims there is a recording of the 16-year-old girl recanting the boy's ... More >>
While not a luxe lonchera, Palm Terrace now has a catering truck, ready to serve parties of five to 500 wherever they can park it (most recently at the OC Fairgrounds). His mom's infamous cooking makes another appearance in this segment as well, but so does Yoda. It'll make more sense once you perus ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And let's start a glossary of great Mexi terms!
Santa Ana, an Orange County city whose murders, graduation rates and housing values make it constantly in need of a hug, at least has bragging rights when it comes to one thing.Tap water.For the second straight year, the county seat's Water Resources Division has been recognized for producing amo ... More >>
A West Virginia woman who was repeatedly harassed on the phone over her son's supposed credit-card debt was recently awarded a $10 million judgment in court, but Diana Mey may never see a penny of it because the defendant, a Santa Ana-based collection agency, simply walked away from the case. The ... More >>
Jamie Oliver, the Naked Chef turned food activist, was forced to halt the filming of his ABC show Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution at West Adams Preparatory High School in South LA last week after he couldn't guarantee he wouldn't make the district look bad on TV. The LAUSD spokesman cited the unwant ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And can gabachos shorten Spanish words?
Flickr user myjulyAccording to ABC15 in Phoenix, Clarissa Bradford was asked to leave a Glendale, Ariz. McDonald's after breastfeeding her 6-month-old son. Clearly, the manager of this McDonald's has never heard of mombloggers, or this would never have happened.
Hunger Artists Theatre
What's an Applachian coal-mining foe doing in the GOP tea party stronghold of Orange County?"She's red meat for the eco-nuts," said Ed Amador, co-organizer of Saturday's Treehuggers' Ball in bucolic Baker Canyon for the Canyon Land Conservation Fund. There was more vegan cheese than beef at this ... More >>
bsx @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0As reported today by the OC Weekly's sister publication, Phoenix New Times, Boston Brewing Company, the makers of Sam Adams, have released their biennial Utopias beer. The beer, a barrel-aged strong ale that came out at a whopping 54 proof, is sold in 24-ounce copp ... More >>
What's really the bigger crime here: the robbery, the Taco Bell in West Virginia, or a man named Brenya? From West Virginia: A Charleston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing a Taco Bell manager of more than $4,000 as he was on his way to make a bank deposit. Brenya Bever ... More >>
A weekly series in which we scan police blotters across the world to find the craziest crime occurring at an outpost of Orange County's most infamous fast-food chain... From West Virginia: A late night trip to get some fast food from Taco Bell in the Kanawha City area of Charleston, W.Va., landed ... More >>
Just in case there are any others out there... As expected, Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney were the overwhelming #1 and #2 choices. Both candidates also appeared on ballots for the Peace & Freedom Party, and came out #1 and #2 there as well. West Virginia actor Jesse Johnson got my vote...and exa ... More >>
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To Catch--and Pamper!--a Predator: Where the hell is Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC? Why do I ask? Well, in Orange County, authority figures--particularly cops--nabbed for outrageous sexual conduct either get re-elected, promoted or pampered. The latest example is Jason David Rosewarne. The marri ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just . . . old
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OnDVD: Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan<
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Black Christmas; Kabul Express; Night at the Museum; We Are Marshall
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Soderbergh doesnt condescend to middle America, doesnt do much of anything else either
"To Answer Your Question About What to Do With the Dog Shit: EAT IT!"
Tim DeCinces redeems his baseball career at Beach Pit BBQ
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The President's Conservative Critics
Union officials declare major victory in wake of major defeat
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A long and harrowing account of how and where the artist grew up
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