A former Los Angeles Unified School District grade school teacher who retired to Newport Beach--only to be hauled back to LA County to face charges of sexually abusing three students and a female relative--pleaded no contest to multiple counts Thursday. Robert Pimentel, 58, faces 12 years in state ... More >>
Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?
Whenever I lecture about the history of Mexican food in the United States, I always bring up the point that Americans love the cuisine so much that they have long subjected themselves to devouring its worst manifestations. I ain't talking Tex-Mex or Javier's, but rather the disturbing trend of dishe ... More >>
Alkaline TrioHouse of Blues6/12/13During the intro to Alkaline Trio's "Olde English 800," which opens with singer/guitarist Matt Skiba strumming an A chord, numerous audience members took it upon themselves to clap along. In theory, this is fine. In practice it was a fucking nightmare as everyone cl ... More >>
The Weekly has learned that Wienerschnitzel founder John Galardi passed away yesterday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 75.
Newport Beach retiree Robert Pimentel, who is fighting charges he touched at least 12 little girls sexually during his Los Angeles Unified School District teaching career, committed lewd acts on one of the victims in Orange County, according to authorities. Already facing criminal counts tied to tha ... More >>
A Newport Beach man, who had been a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher from 1974 through March 2012, is accused of having abused at least 20 children and one adult, according to police in LA.Robert Pimental, 57, was arrested Wednesday, charged by prosecutors with eight counts of continuous ... More >>
Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?
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Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
View more news videos at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video.Wiernschnitzel is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by bringing back the "Der" grammatical article that was the original name of the hot dog stand that John Galardi opened in 1961. The story is well-known that Galardi got the name ... More >>
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Flickr user Incase.Sean Carlson, FYF founderIf you look at the more than half-decade run of Los Angeles music shindig, FYF Fest, and the lineups strung together by founder Sean Carlson through the years, it's sort of mind boggling to consider he's only 25. This year's show, which will featu ... More >>
In 1986, after the death of founding Diocese of Orange Bishop William Johnson, a young John Urell penned a moving tribute in the Los Angeles Times to the man whom set the diocese on its proud pedo-priest-protecting path. Urell--then the secretary to Johnson, now pastor at St. Timothy in Laguna Nigue ... More >>
Photo by Andrew YoussefSo maybe neither of the two secret Thorns of Life shows this weekend were in Orange County proper, but that doesn't matter because the influence of the members who comprise this new band stretch much further than any invisible lines.If you don't know, now you know...Thorns of ... More >>
Conservatives are livid about Nevada Senator Harry Reid's remarks that "coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick," and none is dumber with his analysis than OC's own talk-show blabbermouth, Hugh Hewitt. Instead of acknowledging that fossil fuels ain't exactly smelling roses (and if you don't believe th ... More >>
No more presents for Irvine Unified: Last year, an Irvine family alleged that they were forced to shower teachers with pricey gifts to ensure their autistic son would be cared for at school. Now, Irvine school officials are asking parents to send teachers letters of appreciation instead of presents. ... More >>
After Oscar Gallegos shot two Long Beach cops, he swore hed never be takenalive. His run for the border ended with a trip to a Santa Ana strip mall.
Sean Carlson: Fuck Yeah For The Kids
The kids are all screwed when all-ages venues die out
Democrats leave Gerrie Schipske to battle Rohrabacher alone
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Did Bill Billingsleys study of liberal anti-communists in the university kill his job prospects?
The most dangerous band in Orange County is dead, maybe
John Fantes journey from promising writer to aging reactionary