Andrew Adrian Palomino began his criminal career at the age of 12 and, though now just 27 years old, has accumulated 30 losing run-ins with law enforcement in Southern California. But his most recent series of crimes guarantees Palomino's hefty rap sheet won't grow for awhile. Inside Orange County ... More >>
Brandon H. Orozco has been identified as the worker killed in Monday afternoon's electrical vault explosion in Huntington Beach. The 28-year-old Whittier resident worked for CAM Construction Inc., which was contracted by Southern California Edison.
This La Habra restaurant sells great fish tacos straight outta La Puente
A San Clemente man pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to secretly owning a chain of nine medical marijuana clinics in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Because John Melvin "Pops" Walker has drug-related priors and was caught with firearms, the 56-year-old was looking at the possibility of l ... More >>
After more than two decades of selling guitars, amps and drums to a fiercely loyal group of customers, Rockit Music in Brea will soon close for good. Though he declined to name a specific date, owner Ian Williams said the store will likely shutter its doors in two weeks."I think it's a fait accompli ... More >>
A federal grand jury in Southern California has indicted three individuals who allegedly conducted a brazen, two-year conspiracy that stole more than $185,000 in postage stamps from U.S. Post Offices in Orange County and Los Angeles.According to the Dec. 19 indictment, Neil Lee Turner (AKA Tylar Rog ... More >>
[Locals Only] This dream team of young rappers cultivates a sound that resonates beyond OC
[Hole In the Wall] American food with Mexican flourishes in the birthplace of the Haas avocado
Adhering to the highest standards of journalism, a writer must always be mindful of his biases. That is unless you write for an alt weekly, in which case, ethics be damned. So what if I occasionally use Heard Mentality to shamelessly write about my friends and plug their bands-- cut me some slack--I ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesBoy, did I just laugh like as if I heard a Jeffrey Ross roast--just this morning, Whittier attorney Jaime Segall-Gutierrez held a press conference in front of Anaheim City Hall announcing he was going to sue on behalf of Victor Gonzalez and Jesus Re ... More >>
Whittier native Jimmy Reyes is about to achieve the dream that many aspiring, silky-voiced radio jocks are striving to achieve--taking over for Rick Dees. Reyes was recently named heir to the legendary jock's morning time slot from 6-9 a.m. Proving that hard work pays off, Jimmy appears ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2012] In seven simple steps!
Tapes reveal a portrait of a cowardly killer
The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) is asking Southern California residents to urgently donate blood for the prematurely born baby of a decorated deputy.Aiden, the infant, was born a whopping three months early on Dec. 20 and, in preparation for expected future blood transfus ... More >>
YouTubeThey call him the streak.A thief was fully clothed when he stole a Hummer limo at gunpoint in Irvine Saturday night.But, as a helicopter officer informed after the man who led cops on a bi-county chase jumped out of the stretch in Whittier and started running, "He's naked!"
After a personal ad posted Sept. 6 in Craigslist's Orange County "Casual Encounters" section offered to pay high school girls $60 for intercourse and $40 for head, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investi ... More >>
Voodoo Fix, made up of Abe Rivers, Scott P, Captain Willy, Demario Dunn and Doc Russell, mixes blues, folk, and funk in their debut, Not For Nothing. There's a record release party in Irvine's Anthill Pub (4200 Campus Dr.) today; check out how it was made and a pretty cool video after the jump.
UPDATE, MARCH 22, 12:44 P.M.: Today, after months of delays, 32-year-old Christopher McAmis entered a plea of not guilty to allegedly murdering and attempting to rape Placentia woman Lynsie Ekelund a decade ago. This was McAmis' fourth appearance at the Superior Court in uptown Whittier since his ... More >>
Accused murderer Chris McAmis requested a new arraignment date today via his public defender, Leslie Gordon, at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Whittier. Commissioner Armando Moreno granted the request and set a new date for March 22, though he warned there would be no further continuances.
myspace.com/therealjvJennifer Velarde etched her initials into hip-hop history as the first Chicana rapper to ever put out an album. Signed to Thump records, JV hit the scene in 1994 with her first single (and title track to the album) "Nayba'hood Queen." Backed by the subwoofer-stressin' bass be ... More >>
Chris McAmis confessed to murdering the Fullerton College student in 2001. Their families now try to come to grips with the news
Lynsie EkelundUPDATE, 8:45 P.M.: OCDA ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE ON THE CASE TODAY. SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR DETAILS.After nine years of investigation and fears the case had been forgotten, an arrest has been made in the disappearance of Placentia resident and Fullerton College student Lynsie Ekelund. ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Arturo's Puffy Tacos may be in Whittier, but La Habra loves it all the same
The Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble is community theater in its finest mode. No, not the kind of stale community theater that churns out tried and true middle-of-the-road fodder, but a theater that cares as much as its surrounding community as it does in getting that community's asses in i ... More >>
Police believe East LA high-school dropout Jose Saenz has killed a good friend and the mother of his daughter
View Larger Map A group a group that included La Habra police, Placentia police, Orange County and Anaheim SWAT and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raided a La Habra warehouse Thursday and seized 60 plants from a marijuana grow room. Three were arrested.
Ask guitarist Ruben Cortez of Whittier's the Littlest Viking to deconstruct his music and he'll flash a boyish smile and tell you he simply writes pop songs. "I could play all of our songs as pop-punk versions," he says.Never mind that the music is instrumental, and laden with math rock sensibilit ... More >>
Edwin Goei Saturday, April 25, 2009 -- A day in which I attempt to hunt down the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck. Here's how it went down: 12:12 p.m. I get an e-mail tip that Kogi's going to be in Buena Park tonight, at the same location they ended up in last Wednesday night. I am eating car ... More >>
This week, in SAFII:Edwin continued to stalk the Kogi Taco Truck, bringing us exciting news of its impending arrival in Lakewood twice this week (including Saturday). I revealed that Fresh & Easy has no further plans to expand locally in the near future, following big losses in its US operations ... More >>
Ernest Miller is a cook at the Disneyland Resort who also blogs at Culinary Safaris and is enrolled alongside my chica in the Master Food Preserver that has me going to San Bernardino more times than any non-909er should ever have to. He has an interesting request for SAFII readers: anyone has loqua ... More >>
Perhaps the best exposé on the Jew-bashing, gay-trashing website La Voz de Aztlan was published in 2002 by the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles. This is where we got the information that sole writer Hector Carreon (last name has Jewish roots) worked in Buena Park. The article hasn't existed online ... More >>
Wayne Brady, 8 p.m. He's got a singing career now. $32.50-$35 House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 The Elvis Show, 9:30 p.m. The self-proclaimed “greatest Elvis impersonator in Fullerton, Brea and Whittier,” Kirk Wall knows how to rock that white sequined jumpsuit like ... More >>
The knitting instructor shares some of her favorite things
Niels Muellers The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Why does so much good music come from this place?
The Willowzs positively possibly true tales
Now whoever bugged the Whittier College newspaper knows all about the booty
AWOL One, the rapper laureate of La Habra
Rockers golf badly, spark up and drive fastall for the kids