West Virginia

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Travis Raymond Wilson, Local Ex-FBI Official, Guilty of Hiding Deposits of Gambling Winnings

    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 >>

  • Columns

    December 12, 2013

    Why Do So Many Mexican Pedestrians Get Run Over?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans suffer pathologies because they're Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    The 10 Most Over-Played Songs at a Mexican Wedding, California Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Daryl Hannah to Appear at Tree Huggers Ball

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    [UPDATED with Victim Recants?] Darius McClinton-Hunter, Angels Outfielder Torii Hunter's Son, Arrested for Sexual Assault

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    On the Line: David Man of Palm Terrace and Lounge, Part Two

    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 >>

  • Columns

    April 12, 2012

    Do Mexicans Support Trayvon Martin's Killer?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And let's start a glossary of great Mexi terms!

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Santa Ana Water Rates Among World's Best

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Woman Wins $10 Million "Spoofing" Judgment Against No-Show Santa Ana Debt Collection Dickwads

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Not Allowed Inside LA Schools

    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 >>

  • Columns

    December 16, 2010

    In Defense of New Mexico

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And can gabachos shorten Spanish words?

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Nursing Mother Asked To Leave Arizona McDonald's

    Flickr user myjuly​According 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.

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010

    Bat Boy: The Musical

    Hunger Artists Theatre

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Coal-Mountain Mama Julia Bonds Talks to the Tree-Huggers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Sam Adams "Utopias 2009" Released at 27% ABV

    bsx @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Called It! [Again] on Register/Freedom CEO Musical Chairs

    Burl OsborneA Register Orange County Business News blog post that went up last night crows that it learned from "four inside sources" Monday that Burl Osborne will be named chief executive officer of the paper's parent company Freedom Communications Inc. of Irvine when the board meets later this wee ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week, Part I

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Third Party results from Tuesday

    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 >>

  • Features

    February 7, 2008

    Chaste & Chastened

    The 33-year-old near-virgin

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Pampering Predators

    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 marr ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Past Action Hero

    Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just . . . old

  • Culture

    May 10, 2007

    Another Bloody Musical

    It may not have much bite, but Bat Boy definitely doesnt suck

  • Film

    March 8, 2007

    Nerd Alert and Wah-Wah-Wee-Wah

    OnDVD: Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan<

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    A Webb Pierce Selection

    Jan. 11-Jan. 18

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    New Reviews

    Black Christmas; Kabul Express; Night at the Museum; We Are Marshall

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    Fa La La La LaAaaand Cut!

    Deck the halls with boughs of Hollywood

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Welcome to the Doll Factory

    Soderbergh doesnt condescend to middle America, doesnt do much of anything else either

  • Columns

    January 12, 2006


    "To Answer Your Question About What to Do With the Dog Shit: EAT IT!"

  • Food

    November 17, 2005

    Good Food, No Hit: No Problem

    Tim DeCinces redeems his baseball career at Beach Pit BBQ

  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    The Birth, the Death, the Ghost

    Bill Browns Mountain State

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Making Life

    Most music sucks, but Brett Cains doesnt

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The President's Conservative Critics

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    Grocery Sacked

    Union officials declare major victory in wake of major defeat

  • Music

    March 11, 2004
  • Film

    January 22, 2004

    Legally Conned

    Soap opera star impersonates matinee idol in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

  • News

    May 22, 2003
  • Features

    January 9, 2003

    Skot Armstrong

    A long and harrowing account of how and where the artist grew up

  • News

    September 12, 2002
  • News

    March 21, 2002
  • Columns

    March 14, 2002
  • Unknown

    September 6, 2001
  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Poor Edison

    Now broke, the power company uses taxpayer cash to fund a global business empire

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    His Name Is Alive

    The rise of the new Christian hardcore

  • Columns

    June 10, 1999

    The Zine Scene

    Highlights from the low life

  • Columns

    May 27, 1999
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