As evil as cops paint these guys to be, you gotta admit, they were scary sophisticated in their use of Craigslist, Facebook and social manipulation -- if the story's true.
Here's the deal, according an announcement by L.A. County Sheriff's officials this week:
A crew of bike thieves targeted victi ... More >>
Last week, we listed 11 new restaurants open for New Year's Eve. All will present special menus -- at "special" prices ranging from $46 to $475.
Prefer to not break the bank for New Year's? We've selected ten restaurants where you can dine for less than $30 per person (not including drinks) past ... More >>
A new commercial restaurant supply house soft-opens today in the shadow of the 405 and 110 freeways. Orange County-based Chefs' Toys stomps a footprint in the South Bay, and sets up across the street from Restaurant Depot, the wholesale-only warehouse store where many restaurant ... More >>
The Fountain Valley bum was found mummified inside a 1997 Mercury MarquisNot even death could part a Costa Mesa homeless woman from her 59-year-old friend -- identified as Signet Margit, another transient known for hanging around Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley -- for the last 10 ... More >>
U.S. Attorney's OfficeTuan Vu, at-large.Fifteen suspects were indicted this week following a federal investigation in the Los Angeles area that led to the seizure of 1.1 million tablets of ecstasy -- $17 million worth, the U.S. Attorney's Office in L.A. announced Thursday. The U.S. Attorney i ... More >>
Douglas Hughes.With shades of the 135-candidate gubernatorial (recall) election of 2003 (which featured a porn star, Gary Coleman and Angelyne), the race for California governor this year is not without its characters. Chief among them is Douglas Hughes.
One of the Orange County Republican's ... More >>
Here's the situation: you just received the latest issue of your favorite food magazine. As you flip through the glossy pages of recipes and food porn, you spot it: the recipe you're going to make for dinner. But one glance at the ingredient list leaves you stumped. Where in the world do you buy Hun ... More >>
Any of you guys try the new Coca Cola "Freestyle" machines yet? These are the super futuristic touchscreen soda machines that give you 100 flavors of Coke products that are made by a printer. Yes, a printer. I don't understand it. I had to read the description several times. Frankly, it scar ... More >>
"I'm not a warm fuzzy type," Judge Dale Fischer told Kevin Kachikian at his sentencing today. As an understatement, the icy jurist's comment ranks just below, "Houston, we have a problem." But there was no need to point this out to Kachikian - he knew all about it.
Last year he was one of five men ... More >>