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.
2 days ago | Politics
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher crowed about spending Wednesday with Julian Assange in London, where the Huntington Beach-based Republican claimed to have received "explosive" proof from the Wikileaks founder absolving Russia from having meddled in the last...
3 days ago | Film and TV
The Frida Cinema announced it is extending the run of Alejandro Jodorowsky's latest film Poesía Sin Fin (Endless Poetry). The movie that begins like the cinematic equivalent of Salvador Dali vomit, which is meant as a compliment, moved into t...
3 days ago | Illegals, Illegals, Illegals!
As police and officials in Laguna Beach gear up for planned white supremacist rally on Main Beach Sunday, word comes that more demonstrators will be coming to the same site on Saturday. However, those who announced today they will show up at the b...
3 days ago | DUI-yi-yi
There are three DUI checkpoints scheduled in Orange County tonight. From earliest to latest: -Mission Viejo, at a location unspecified by the Orange County Sheriff’s DUI Enforcement Team, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. -Anaheim, at the intersection of Lincoln...
4 days ago | Crime-iny
I don't know if we're supposed to feel anger or pity over someone stealing baby formula from stores across Orange County. If the chemically created mommy juice is needed for a desperate soul's hungry child or children, I would say one should not s...
4 days ago | Council Meeting Mania
It's as if someone spun a big Wheel of No Confidence that landed on the City of Huntington Beach, where Police Chief Rob Handy became the latest victim of a no confidence vote by the cops he leads. The Huntington Beach Police Officers' Association...