When Eddie Padilla first learned he was headed to Peru's San Juan de Lurigancho Prison, he was happy.
It was the winter of 1975, and he had just spent the past… More >>
The July 2009 Orange County Craigslist adult ad won more than 100 responses thanks to the headline "Looking to get by in a hard time W4M/HB" and a simple, though… More >>
If John Eastman's appearance at the June 4 U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mischief against right-wing political groups had been sponsored… More >>
Summer in Orange County is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds—the beach, Disneyland, Angels Stadium,… More >>
On the beach side of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), a banner with an ominous message hangs from the side of one of the buildings: "Safety Through Continuous… More >>
I wish I would have met Sid Soffer.
I'm not saying we would have hit it off; it might have been similar to matter and anti-matter colliding for all I know.… More >>
I can't believe I'm about to write this, but SanTana Mayor-for-Life Miguel "Don Papi" Pulido just might be the last, best hope to save OC's beach fire pits from the… More >>
Just after 1 a.m. on June 3, a nondescript, single-mast sailboat cruised into Newport Harbor. It's unclear what about the vessel seemed suspicious—or for how long the U.S. Coast Guard… More >>
The AR-15 is lighter than I expected.
It's an intimidating chunk of rough-hewn black metal and rubber, but it sits softly in my hands. I bring it to my shoulder and,… More >>