At Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall writes about his father, biologist Alan Cohen, who taught at Irvine Valley College. Cohen died following a heart attack two weeks ago.
- Not-So-Secret Service Dear President Mathur: I note that the South Orange County Community College District board of trustees recently awarded you a $200 monthly "security stipend." I am sure that, like me, all Irvine Valley College (IVC) faculty, students and staff will sleep better knowing efforts have been made to address the menace to your personal […]
- Young Immigrant’s Letter to College President Takes a Different DACA Tack Irvine Valley College administrators recently sent a letter reassuring students they will be protected despite the Trump administration's removal of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order. That brought a reply from a man who describes himself as a 30-year-old student who was three months old […]
- Surfer Blood + Pains of Being Pure at Heart Cover Fullerton's Lit [via Pitchfork]Last week, Surfer Blood and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart played a gig in Florida--and members of both bands collaborated on a cover of Fullerton-based band Lit's 1999 hit, "My Own Worst Enemy." Chris Principe from Hooray for Earth also joined the two bands and sang lead vocals. Watch it after the jump. […]
- Gregory Alan Isakov Says Horticulture is a Lot Like Songwriting Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer-songwriter from Colorado who puts together delicate melodies that are also--at the same time!--lushly layered and well thought out. "I probably listen to too much Leonard Cohen," Isakov says over the phone from Colorado while trying to sort out his influences. "I like jazz a lot, John Coltrane and a […]
- Up Against The Wally Years ago, I pitched a cover story about local conservative talk-show host Wally George. I'd held a sick fascination with Wally ever since I was a kid, and I really looked forward to mauling him in print. I was convinced that the piece would write itself. It didn't work out that way. Wally refused to talk to me, so all I had […]
- Paige D'Agostino, R.I.P. We offer our condolences to longtime Weekly photographer John Gilhooley, whose stepdaughter Paige D'Agostino passed away last Friday. "She received a heart transplant in 2000 and after 7 plus years she had a heart attack and did not make it. Paige was 18," writes John. There will be a memorial concert for her in Sunset Beach on […]