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2013 Stories by AMANDA PARSONS

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  • Pier Plunge

    published December 26, 2013

    This new year, take the plunge! "Plunge into what?" you ask? Well it’s not a diet, nor the toilet. It’s the annual Huntington Beach... More >>

  • World Peace Gathering 2013

    published December 19, 2013

    It seems that every time you ask a young person what they want for Christmas they answer with the latest thing-a-ma-gig that’s made for less... More >>

  • 105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

    published December 12, 2013

    Parades: the grand events allowing neighbors to join together curbside and witness decorated floats and marching bands work their way from one end... More >>

  • Old Time Christmas Festival

    published December 5, 2013

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  • Pusha T

    published November 28, 2013

    Remember Clipse? The rap-spittin’ duo behind 2002’s hit single “Grindin'”? Well, the Virginia Beach brothers are all grown... More >>

  • Icons: A Night of Celebrity Illusions

    published November 21, 2013

    Take a break from polite nodding at Aunt Millie’s incessant rambling about cats, and pretend-smiling at your father’s rants about... More >>

  • 1st Annual Beard & Mustache Competition

    published November 14, 2013

    Nothing is as manly as a beard. Those who possess them are the envy of all they meet and the object of sexual desire for women who behold their... More >>

  • Macy Gray

    published November 7, 2013

    Ah, 1999. The year Y2K scared thousands into stockpiling toilet paper and ammunition; the year George Lucas lost all our respect by introducing... More >>

  • Kanye West

    published October 31, 2013

    You don’t have to like a person to respect their work. This is a realization many were forced to face when Kanye West became famous. But... More >>

  • Zombie Walk

    published October 24, 2013

    For those who love the idea of rotting flesh but aren't too into the stench, Long Beach is the place for you. This weekend, the undead return to... More >>

  • Cinema Italiano: Mafioso

    published October 17, 2013

    Sadly, the majority of Italian culture we’re exposed to these days comes in the form of the Real Housewives of New Jersey marathons and... More >>

  • Sydney Dance Company

    published October 10, 2013

    To the untrained eye, contemporary dance can look a bit like a group of incredibly toned models flailing about in some sort of quasi-coordinated... More >>

  • Young Frankenstein

    published October 3, 2013

    It’s tough to shake a bad reputation. We keep trying to explain to all our high school classmates that we’re not “dirty... More >>

  • The BIG Squeeze: 5th Annual OC Accordion Festival

    published September 26, 2013

    Accordion players don’t tend to have a large following besides polka lovers and Frenchmen. But here in Orange County, we embrace all kinds.... More >>

  • 4Life Animal Rescue Benefit and Comedy Show

    published September 19, 2013

    It’s a classic story: You’ve already removed your bra and slipped into your fat pants for the night. You move to the couch, quart of... More >>

  • Local Surf Science: The Surf Mechanics of San Onofre & Trestles

    published September 12, 2013

    Its the end of summertime, bra. Time to shred some final gnarly waves and hang ten on the boneyard like a boss. But first, one must educate... More >>

  • Backstreet Boys

    published September 5, 2013

    Did you catch that 'N Sync reunion performance on the VMAs last week? Shit was outta control, yo. Everybody who saw it said that the reunion was,... More >>

  • Delicious Chili & Brewfest

    published August 29, 2013

    It ain’t easy being queen. You have to act prim and proper all the time, and there's definitely no farting allowed. But Long Beach’s... More >>

  • Outdoor Movie Night: Up

    published August 22, 2013

    Sitting in traffic for two hours a day, five days a week can push a person to the breaking point. Sometimes, we all need to escape. For elderly... More >>

  • Da Vinci: The Genius

    published August 22, 2013

    A true Renaissance man, perhaps even the founding Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci was a master of both art and science. An inventor,... More >>

  • WWE Monday Night RAW

    published August 15, 2013

    Mondays, God’s punishment for what you did over the weekend, are about to get a little less suicidal. To avoid having the worst Monday since... More >>

  • Bark for Life

    published August 8, 2013

    They’re often referred to as “man’s best friend”—no, we’re not talking about penises, we're talking about... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Gay Dream

    published August 1, 2013

    Speculation regarding playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s sexuality isn't new—it's long been rumored that the 16th century... More >>

  • Operation Semper Funny

    published July 25, 2013

    Leaving your family behind to risk your life protecting our nation’s vital interests is no laughing matter—but the folks at the Dana... More >>

  • Counting Crows and The Wallflowers

    published July 18, 2013

    Few things can make the OC Fair more enticing than it already is (hello!Fried butter!) but the geniuses over at their booking department managed... More >>

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