Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before "graduating" to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper's first calendar editor. He has contributed as a freelance editor and writer to several publications and been the subject of or featured in several reports online, in print and on the radio and television. One of countless times he returned to his Costa Mesa, CA, home with a bounty of awards from a journalism competition, his wife told him to take out the trash.
10 hours ago | Anacrime
Lose a controversial editor and the next thing you know instead of writing about Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All activists coming to Orange County, you find yourself writing about Steve Bannon coming to Orange County. I kid, I kid ... Bannon, the...
10 hours ago | Court
A 31-year-old man was sentenced to 336 days in jail and placed on three years of formal probation for luring a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him in Santa Ana. A man in Tustin tried to pull the pants down of a female whose yells for help caused...
12 hours ago | Crime-iny
A 26-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his father and his father's girlfriend and of wounding two others in Aliso Viejo Thursday was held without bail over the weekend. Luke William Ferguson was booked into Orange County Jail after being ap...
3 days ago | Film and TV
What was the most-unexpected attraction I found at The Museum of Western Film History? (Click here for my Film page story on incredible museum in Lone Pine.) The unusual attraction was not inside the museum but outside. It is in a back corner...
3 days ago | Doctor's Orders
The campaign for Medicare-for-All in California heats up this weekend with events in all 80 state Assembly districts, including Orange County's seven. Sponsored by Healthy California, Our Revolution, #KnockEveryDoor and California Nurses Associati...
4 days ago | Film and TV
As you have zoomed along Highway 395 on the way to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area or the fish-stocked lakes that surround the Central California resort, you may have noticed that the hills between the towns of Lone Pine and Bishop look awfully familiar...