Three prominent Orange County men who spent years as close allies to
Larry Agran have joined together in a campaign mailer to declare him a corrupt politician unworthy of winning the mayor's job in the City of
Irvine's Nov. 6 election."He's betrayed his values--Agran does not
deserve our vot ... More >>
Can two past journalism enemies join together in common cause?The answer is yes based on the relatively new union between Will Swaim, OC Weekly's founding editor, and Steven Greenhut, the longtime lead editorial writer and columnist for crosstown rival Orange County Register.Greenhut is nowadays vic ... More >>
It's unclear why this wasn't proposed a few weeks ago, but the Irvine City Council tonight will consider proclaiming Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of 40th president's birthday.The proclamation is not being foisted on the panel that leans Democratic because Reagan was once a member of the p ... More >>
A state commission found the former publishers of the now defunct District Weekly, a Long Beach alternative newspaper launched in April 2007 by ex-OC Weekly staffers, owes six employees nearly $70,000 in unpaid salary and vacation pay.Still to come is a Long Beach Superior Court hearing in a laws ... More >>
As Clockwork sits in deliberations as an Orange County Superior Court alternate juror, speaking as this is being banged out is our foreman, Stephen Mensinger. When Mensinger is not being paid $15-a-day to fulfill his civic duty, he earns bukoo bucks to preside over Irvine-based developer SunCal's mu ... More >>
For those of you Luddites who still rely solely on dead trees for news, the top three political blogs (in no order) are OC Blog, The Liberal OC, and Orange Juice!. Each roughly correspond to a local newspaper--OC Blog is conservative like the Orange County Register (except much more hackingly so), t ... More >>
This past Wednesday, the stage was set for an ultimate face-off: Our own R. Scott Moxley, the finest reporter in these here parts, and Register reporter Tony Saavedra, both staring down Mike Schroeder, local GOP king-maker (former Sheriff-maker, soon-to-be felon-maker), in front of the assembled mem ... More >>
With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from my first book signing at Librería Martínez last Thursday:
*Fliers for the event promised free tequila for adults courtesy of SanTana-based La Tequilera, but some pendeja called t ... More >>
Yes, OC Weekly investigative reporter Nick Schou got his mug shot in today's Los Angeles Times. No, he wasn't participating again in a riot, peeking inside an undercover DEA 18-wheeler or even driving solo in the HOV lane.
A year or so ago, Schou thought it'd be fun to perform his normal work duti ... More >>
I'm sure by now that most of you who read this are aware our editor-in-chief, Will Swaim, has resigned. What you may not be aware of, however, is our boss's penchant for singing—constantly. Seriously. Dude sings more than Rebecca Schoenkopf does. Which is A LOT. Anyway. In memorium, I'm posti ... More >>
Yes, naranjeros: OC Weekly founder/editor/publisher/soul Will Swaim has resigned. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register. Our paper? Wait until Thursday...until then, por favor post all thoughts/rants/valentines about our dearly departed Herr below! ... More >>
First there was yesterday's Election Day lunch--the GOP-heavy shindig where Weekly editor Will Swaim only got halfway through the hilarious speech I wrote for him because he was shuffling back and forth between pages and so lost my text and thus never got to the payoff, "Thank you, ladies and gentle ... More >>
Your favorite Too Lazy to Bother With Confirmin' Timekeeper passed along two, count 'em, two hoaxes to our dear reader, er, readers in yesterday's Clockwork.
But first, introductions are in order: GOP Jay meet Victor Infante. Victor, Jaybird.
Victor, as longtime readers know, is our dearly departed ... More >>
After having successfully ripped off the "I, Anonymous" column in The Stranger of Seattle and renaming it "Hey, You!", OC Weekly editor Will Swaim set about pilfering The Stranger's week-in-review column, "Last Days." Matt Coker drew the short straw to compile the thing, and "A Clockwork Orange" was ... More >>