orange county

crime

Longtime California Waiter Charged With Spying for Iranian Government

In addition to allegedly being a better-than-average spy, Ghorbani also seems to have been a better-than-average waiter.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.15.19
killer bees

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
Disneyland

How I Survived Disneyland on Five Dollars

Unless you have a hook-up, the price of a single-day ticket for Disneyland is now $185. So here's your way of staying well-fed on only $5.
Julia Prescott
9.26.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Inmate Filmed His Own Jailbreak and Turned It into a Short Film

The self-made documentary feels like a low-budget 'Goodfellas'—complete with voiceovers, freeze frames, and pop music.
Drew Schwartz
7.27.17
immigrants

Immigration Detainees in California Were Given Rancid Meat While in Custody

Department of Homeland Security inspections have revealed that two Orange County facilities served rotten cold cuts to those detained for their immigration status.
Alex Swerdloff
3.9.17
tv

Welcome Back to 'The OC,' Bitch

It's been ten years since the end of the show that changed television forever.
Issy Beech
2.22.17
Interviews

The Singer of The Offspring Makes Hot Sauce, and It's Actually Pretty Fly for a White Guy

Gringo Bandito is about to celebrate the sale of its one millionth bottle. We spoke with Holland to find out how the hell he got in the hot sauce business and why you should give his sombrero-emblazoned hot sauce an honest shot.
Javier Cabral
12.10.16
Mexican Food

This Is Why LA's Mexican Food Is Still Not the Best In the US

Despite all the accolades that LA gets for its amazing Mexican food, it still has one dirty, little secret: its dependence on prepackaged tortillas with crappy ingredients.
Javier Cabral
9.7.16
Mexican Food

Why One of Southern California's Best Mexican Restaurants Refuses to Serve Chips and Salsa

Chef Daniel Godinez doesn’t offer chips and salsa or rice and beans at his restaurant in Orange County, Anepalco. Yet that doesn't stop it from being one of the best Mexican restaurants in all of Southern California.
Javier Cabral
7.14.16
sex work

Does Shaming Men Who Buy Sex Stop Prostitution?

In an attempt to curb prostitution, police departments in Orange County, California are publishing pictures of johns on their website for up to year. Privacy and sex work advocates say they are just ruining lives.
Cole Kazdin
6.28.16
News

California's 'Fuck Trump' Protest Wasn't a Movement—It Was a Party

The Republican frontrunner's first rally in Orange County offered a glimpse at just how ugly the upcoming general race could get.
Eric Cocoletzi
4.29.16
News

The Scandal-Plagued Prosecutors Who Want to Be Judges

For decades, California DAs covered up unethical deals with jailhouse informants, and now they want a promotion.
Beth Schwartzapfel
4.19.16
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