Tag Archive for OC Weekly

BackPage.com CEO arrested for Pimping; former Village Voice owners also charged

The Los Angeles Times has this blockbuster story Friday about the arrest of the CEO of BackPage.com on charges of pimping based on a 3-year investigation by California AG Kamala Harris.  Harris has criticized the website for profiting from the sex trafficking of adults and children. From the story: Carl Ferrer was taken into custody in Houston after arriving…

Bauer to Run for SAUSD

Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Vice Chair Bruce Bauer has announced he’s a candidate for SAUSD Trustee and has the backing of current SAUSD Trustees Valerie Amezcua and John Palacio.  Bauer is a lawyer and an advocate for Santa Ana bike trails; he’d bring tremendous assets to a role as an SAUSD trustee over the divisive…

Requiesce in pace Amin David

Our former blogger Claudio Gallegos posted this on Facebook on Sunday: Orange County lost a legend and heaven gained an angel last night. Amin David was a pioneer for Latino civil rights in Orange County. He will be missed and I will never forget his guidance and knowledge. Rest in peace amigo. David’s family posted…

Irvine Community News & Views Sues City

The Irvine Community News & Views, a publication that started as a slate mailer and resumed publishing as a non-profit organization, has sued the City of Irvine for alleged violations of the City’s Free Speech Ordinance.  The paper is not available in Irvine City Hall with other free distribution publications like OC Family, the Irvine…

OC Weekly Bought by Gabacho Publisher from Newport Beach

I’m late getting to this, but a hearty congratulations to our friends at OC Weekly who were acquired last week by Duncan McIntosh, a publisher of Yachting and boating publications in Newport Beach.  Yes, the editors and writers from the Weekly can thank a wealthy gabacho to sign the front of their paychecks. Newspaper buy…

Register’s Chapter 11 should be no cause for Joy at OC Weekly

Most everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning but OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano put out this story at 5:17 AM with much glee under the standing column of OC Register Death Watch.  From the piece: “Yesterday, multiple, trustworthy sources who requested anonymity told me the Register’s parent company planned to file…