Former Superman vs. Former Superstud: Dean Cain and Matt Leinart Trade Barbs

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ABC
Dean Cain: from Superman to life on the D list?

Dean Cain, who played Superman on the ABC series Lois & Clark in the 1990s, told TMZ Sports that Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. Guess who took the Twitter after that?

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We Talked to the Cops at the Gathering of the Juggalos

Categories: Bat Shit Nuts

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Juggalos on Wednesday

What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing.

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BREAKING: Vanesa Zavala, Candace Brito Found Not Guilty of Murdering Kim Pham, Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter

Categories: Crime-iny

Pham: RIP

See the bottom of this post for any updates.

ORIGINAL POST, 3:39 P.M.:
Weekly reporter Charles Lam is at the Central Courthouse and just texted that Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala have been found not guilty of the second-degree murder of Kim Pham, who died outside a nightclub in Santa Ana earlier this year. The two defendants, however, were both found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury.


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Silly E-Cig Regulations in Westminster

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LP Hastings
So small and so much drama
A couple of weeks are left for the FDA's public comment period on e-cigarettes, and yet cities are continuing to limit how vapers purchase their pens and where they can do it. The Westminster City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to place rules on how vapor shops operate in their city. It has some people rolling their eyes (hey! Even the OC Register!) - now that the confines in which Westminster shops must operate are just superfluous.

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Lawsuit: Anaheim Police "Executed" Cuffed Man in Cover Up

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Joel Acevedo (right)

A lawsuit filed this week claims Anaheim police officers covered up what really happened on the night of July 22, 2012, when they shot and killed Joel Acevedo. The Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office completed its investigation into the shooting clearing officer Kelly Phillips on the grounds that Acevedo was armed and shot first after fleeing a reportedly stolen Lexus SUV. The lawsuit alleges a completely different story involving nothing less than an outright execution.


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Dispute Between Dueling Online Training Companies Lands In Federal Court

Categories: Court

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Stormwind Epic Live screengrab
Stormwind's aggressive advertising prompts lawsuit
Call it the bitter battle of online training companies.

To win more customers, Stormwind Epic Live of Scottsdale has been alleging that its more established competitor, New Horizons Education Corporation of Anaheim, costs double the price and offers comparatively boring, hard-to-understand and out-of-date content.

Students using New Horizons "report it's hard to stay focused for 6-8 hours" and "most classes run all day for 5 days" while using "older online technology," Stormwind asserted in its online comparison detailing its "exceptional" programs.

New Horizons executives didn't appreciate the attack, writing a Feb. 7 letter to Stormwind CEO Tom Graunke to complain the allegations are "false and misleading statements" that violate trademark laws.

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Atheists, Skeptics and Freethinkers Protest Calvary Chapel Creation Conference TODAY!

Post moved up from Tuesday to remind that the protest is this evening.

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Photo montage courtesy of NASA
Galaxies colliding would have been on, what, Wednesday?
ORIGINAL POST, JULY 22, 7:07 A.M.: Those converging on Santa Ana for the annual creation conference kicking off today can expect two straight days of uninterrupted bliss at Calvary Chapel. "Uh, but isn't this a four-day conference?" ask the faithful in the back pews. Indeed it is. But on the third day, God ... I mean ... Orange County skeptics will be out to protest "the dumbing-down of science through the promotion of the creationists' belief of a divine six-day creation."

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Artist Tony Pedraza Arrested for Painting Utility Box in Downtown Santa Ana

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Courtesy Tony Pedraza
Tony Pedroza's utility box art in progress

A local artist involved in helping build downtown SanTana's public art scene was arrested July 2nd for painting a utility box on Sycamore and Civic Center.

Tony Pedraza, a young muralist and painter from SanTana, painted the gunmetal gray caja after noticing other utility boxes in the city's downtown were being decorated through a city-commissioned art beautification program. Three days into his own project, a police officer approached Pedraza and asked if he had a permit; Pedraza answered no.

The police officer then asked Pedraza why he was painting the box. "I just told him I saw other boxes around that had been painted on and I was frustrated with the way they looked, like there wasn't a lot of effort put into them. So I decided to do my own box for the city, for free," Pedraza says.


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Rebecca Lee McLaughlin Pleads Guilty to Trying to Run Over Cop on Bike at John Wayne Airport

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Rebecca Lee McLaughlin is due back in court Sept. 12 for sentencing.

Remember Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, who tried to run over a sheriff's special officer on bike patrol in the John Wayne Airport parking garage last year? The 49-year-old Newport Beach resident, who was originally charged with attempted murder and a sentencing
enhancement for attempted premeditated murder, copped to assault with a deadly weapon or force likely to produce great bodily injury on Tuesday.


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Nam Hoag Nguyen, Schizophrenic Assisted Care Patient, Held in Assaults on Two Police Officers

Categories: Crime-iny

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Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department
Nam Hoag Nguyen faces felony assault on a police officer with great bodily injury.

A schizophrenic patient went from an assisted-living home to a hospital to jail after an altercation Tuesday night escalated into assaults on two police officers in Garden Grove, according to authorities.

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