Karen Elaine Hanover was ordered detained by a federal magistrate judge Monday afternoon for allegedly violating the terms of her release on fraud charges by soliciting money via crowdfunding for a company hawking veterinarian-implanted microchips to track lost pets. The Weekly reported Sept. 30, t ... More >>
"So what's new about these?" said our friend as the food came out. After 24 years of consistency with tacos, bowls and burritos, we were at Wahoo's inside Fashion Island having a beer (thank you, full bar), waiting for dinner. Turns out 2013 would be more than a silver anniversary for a quick-servic ... More >>
The ballsy, brash, brilliant, too-short life of the Mexican regional music queen and Long Beach girl
ORIGINAL POST, 11:36 A.M.: Tragic news is emerging from Mexico this morning as authorities have confirmed that an airplane carrying Mexican regional music superstar and Long Beach native Jenni Rivera and her family is missing.
A new theater entity opens Friday in Long Beach and rarely has a producing organization exploded from the box with a more emotionally charged subject or with such a familiar cast. The entity is the Public Theatre of Long Beach. The play is 8, which dramatizes the courtroom battle that resulted in ... More >>
Lenny Kyle Dykstra, the Garden Grove phenom who went on to an All-Star Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, has copped in federal court to being a thief, a fence and a fraud. Coupled with a previous conviction for being a perv, that makes "Nails" the ultimat ... More >>
The FBI is accusing three men of causing more than $10 million in losses to investors, homeowners and financial institutions through various real estate schemes.After searches of one man's Tustin home, another suspect's in Coto de Caza and a Santa Ana business, the FBI on Thursday took into custody ... More >>
Newport Beach ranks third among American cities where adults most value sex in a relationship.So that's why our hook-up ads sell so well!By the way, this wasn't some crappy greeting card company survey.
UPDATE, 5:41 P.M., AUGUST 12, 2011: Sebastian Bach has issued a response. Check it out after the jump. ORIGINAL POST, 10:40 P.M., AUGUST 11, 2011: TMZ has reported that Jani Lane, former lead singer of the glam metal band Warrant, was found dead at a Woodland Hills Comfort Inn on Thursday evening ... More >>
Jules CollenderThe parents of Julian "Jules" Collender, who was unarmed when he was shot to death outside his Yorba Linda home on June 30, 2010, by Brea Police Detective Shawn Neel, have filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the department of bungling the case from the start.The suit names as defe ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 21, 4:13 P.M.: A representative of a Newport Beach law firm just provided the Weekly with more details on what members of a class-action lawsuit would receive under a proposed settlement with Anthem Blue Cross and related insurance and healthcare companies over personal information ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 5:58 P.M.: Already looking at 80 years behind bars if convicted of the 13 counts against him in federal court, Lenny Dykstra today had another 25 criminal charges filed against him in Los Angeles County Superior Court.The former baseball star out of Garden Grove is facing 23 felo ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 9, 11:22 A.M.: Lenny Dykstra, the former major leaguer out of Garden Grove, could get up to 80 years in federal prison if the numerous bankruptcy fraud counts against him stick.That's disclosed in an announcement of a federal grand jury indictment accusing Dykstra of bankruptcy fraud ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 11 A.M.: The lawyer for Lenny Dykstra is denying rampant media reports that Charlie Sheen bailed the embattled former Major League Baseball star out of jail. Meanwhile, the hits keep coming against the former New York Met and Philadelphia Philly facing federal fraud and loc ... More >>
John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyFriday means another visit from the characters in The Adolescents at Alex's Bar in Long Beach--and why not, given how often they've made it a home away from home (or alternately, close to home?). But there's a further mix of familiar characters on the bill: Woodland Hills ... More >>
The Vivid Entertainment honcho opens a new chapter in his porno empire
When it comes to hip indie film theaters, OC is no LA—but LA is no NYC. Why not?
The kings of highbrow power-pop-punk are still overwhelming millions every day
As a follow-up to our last post on the latest criminal happenings of Patrick Disney Miller, grandson of Walt Disney himself: Miller is now finding himself being slammed with two dozen felonies in relation to a gun and drug bust that occurred Dec. 10 at his Woodland Hills residence.Flickr user Hersch ... More >>
We here at the Weekly try to avoid re-using the same images--like the one here below, originally seen with last Friday's "Tweets From the Park"--but it's oddly appropriate this time.Flickr user FLOW TWE graffiti art"Mickey Mouse" by Flow TWE Bayonne The OC Register is reporting that the grandson ... More >>
Here's somewhat encouraging news in discouraging times. Although "at least eight people were laid off this year from the company's office in Woodland Hills", according to an article in the LA Times, about a dozen Daily Grill executives -- whose annual salaries range from $100,000 to $350,000 -- are ... More >>
An outlaw animal-rights group targets a local bank branch in its war on animal testing
Quadriplegics lawsuit claims botched bounty hunt was no coincidence
Conservative James Lacy plays turncoat to sway elections