John Reed Puts Shakespeare in a Blender and an Anti-War Statement Results

    When mistakes are made in the wild, wacky world of journalism, it’s usually always the writer’s fault (sometimes, it’s an error by an editor; but we’re not supposed to talk about that). But in THIS case, it’s absolutely someone else’s fault: that of John Reed, whose play All The World’s a Grave: a …

Claudio Quest Parodies Nintendo’s Mario Games to Rollicking, Silly Results

Has anyone or anything done comparatively so little and become so iconic as the brothers Mario and Luigi? Okay, lots of things have (hello, Kardashian World Order and all other shitbirds who have no talent or spark other than cultivating the cult of personality). But be that as it may, Mario, the mustachioed, red-capped, blue-overall-clad …

Post Election Medical Marijuana Results: What Happened In Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Long Beach?

The cannabis industry made solid chess moves in California Tuesday night—and we’re not just talking about the approval of Prop. 64. Voters in Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Long Beach faced decisions that would determine the fate of medical marijuana within their cities. Laguna Beach’s Measure KK, a citizen-backed initiative rescinding the ban on medical …

Sloppy Police Work Results In Reversal of Conviction In Laguna Beach Murder

Even rookie cops know they can’t ethically question an arrested criminal suspect who invokes the constitutional right to consult an attorney, but Laguna Beach police botched the long-established rule during a 2009 murder investigation. A three-justice panel at the California Court of Appeal announced this month that detectives should have “immediately” stopped questioning Matthew Thomas Dragna …

Sloppy Police Work Results In Reversal of Conviction In Laguna Beach Murder

Even rookie cops know they can’t ethically question an arrested criminal suspect who invokes the constitutional right to consult an attorney, but Laguna Beach police botched the long-established rule during a 2009 murder investigation. A three-justice panel at the California Court of Appeal announced this month that detectives should have “immediately” stopped questioning Matthew Thomas Dragna …

AK-47 Machine Gun Sale At Westminster Mall Results In Federal Indictment

Federal agents this month won an indictment against an Orange County man who allegedly sold an illegal, fully automatic, AK-47 assault rifle to an undercover officer for $2,500. Though he hasn't publicly declared his stance on the case, Steven Sargon Atneyel is free from custody on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to face arraignment this …

Bomb Threats By Angry Ex-Flight Attendant At United Airlines Results in Prison Trip

A 15-year veteran United Airlines flight attendant, who was fired after unsuccessfully complaining that a male supervisor hit on him sexually and responded by phoning in eight bomb threats against his ex-employer in 2012 and 2013, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison. Patrick Cau, who also uses the name Patrick Kaiser, additionally …

Fourth of July Holiday DUI Enforcement in OC Results in 247 Arrests; 1 Fatality Logged: Update

See the update at the end of this post on arrest and fatality totals from countywide anti-DUI enforcement over the Fourth of July weekend. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 1:43 P.M.: With the Fourth of July holiday, Orange County can expect DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols and extra officers watching our highways. The drugged and over-boozy can …