Tower Records. "It's a new world, and most kids will never know the thrill of riding their bike home from the record store with a couple of new albums under their arm. I still enjoy spending hours just browsing and zoning out while checking out new music—but I usually walk out with something from the '70s or '80s." On a recent trip, purchases included the new album from the Living End; the Eagles Greatest Hits ("for about the millionth time") and, in a gesture that bespeaks his most important current gig, Kidz Bop 10. 220 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, (714) 529-9996.
El Cholo. "My parents went there when they were young. Best margaritas and killer food, great $1 taco happy hour—and right next to J Star Motors, the place in OC to pimp your ride . . . or buy one already pimped." 840 E. Whittier Blvd., La Habra, (562) 691-4618.
Jeremy (left) and A.Jay Popoff. Photo by Ryan Lane
Downtown Fullerton. "I chose to live in Fullerton nine years ago because of the downtown. I like the whole vibe—the old homes and buildings, and the feel that there's nothing too corporate. A lot of independent, locally owned businesses. Everywhere you go, you feel like you know the people and the people know you. I own two homes here now, and I think it's truly one of the last real communities around—great police department, great schools, restaurants and bars. (I said 'schools' and 'bars' in the same sentence.)"