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  • Poseidon Resources Wins Bipartisan Support (Worth Every Penny) From OC Legislators

    published Aug 09, 2013

    Last week, Orange County's Legislative Delegation sent a letter urging the California Coastal Commission to approve Poseidon Water LLC's proposed desalination facility in Huntington Beach. Signed by 1... More >>

  • Weekend at Bernie’s

    published July 25, 2013

    Back in 1989, Hollywood writers understood the comic potential of reanimating a corpse with a crudely designed pulley system. It’s been a... More >>

  • Water Districts Weigh Fracking in Orange County

    published Aug 01, 2013

    Mention the phrase hydraulic fracturing, and one pictures the dust-swept plains of North Dakota, or maybe Wyoming. But perhaps some would be surprised to know that the practice, known colloquially as ... More >>

  • Wheeland Brothers

    published July 18, 2013

    When the stress of the modern world threatens to pop your skull like a watermelon under a Kardashian ass, we recommend taking a breath and finding... More >>

  • County Water District Approves Confidentiality Agreement With Desal Company

    published Jul 25, 2013

    Last night Poseidon Resources Inc. inched one step closer to its dream of building a nearly $1- billion desalination facility on the shores of Huntington Beach. In an 8-0 decision (with two members ab... More >>

  • Public Risk Considered For Costly Desalination Facility

    published Jul 23, 2013

    Of the many mantras uttered by Poseidon Resources Inc. as it prepared to construct the Western Hemisphere's largest desalination facility near San Diego, one stood out: it would be built at no risk t... More >>

  • Gotham Girls Burlesque

    published June 13, 2013

    It seems like every time a fan boy turns around, there's another comic-themed burlesque troupe on the scene. And we’re totally OK with that.... More >>

  • Back 2 Basics Fest: The Pharcyde

    published May 30, 2013

    We’re really excited about this lineup featuring a who’s-who of underground rap acts—but there’s one name on the bill... More >>

  • 'The Spirit of Freedom' 21st Annual Memorial Day Service

    published May 23, 2013

    We can think of no better place to honor the men and women who fought on behalf of this country than a cemetery. Visiting bone yards on Memorial... More >>

  • Fun & Nobody

    published May 9, 2013

    If you think Fun & Nobody sounds like an intriguing title for a play, you’re dead wrong. It’s actually two titles for two separate... More >>

  • Primus

    published May 16, 2013

    If you’ve never heard the phrase “Primus sucks,” allow us to formally educate you. Primus is the oft-bizarre prog-rock trio from... More >>

  • Did Water District Director Roger Faubel Violate Conflict-of-Interest Laws?

    published May 20, 2013

    Ask Roger Faubel, and he'll tell you the answer is no. He'll tell you this despite the fact that between 2006 and April of this year, he served as both a publicly elected representative of the Sant... More >>

  • Coastal Commission Raised Questions of Poseidon Honesty Years Ago

    published May 10, 2013

    Poseidon Resources Inc., the company hoping to build a $1 billion desalination plant on Huntington Beach Shores, left out vital information when applying for a permit for its Carlsbad facility in 200... More >>

  • The Thugs

    published April 25, 2013

    It’s sad to think that the best jobs in this age are reserved for nurses and pharmacists whose stock are the rest of society’s workers... More >>

  • The GBAMC Three Year Anniversary

    published May 2, 2013

    This one forced us to do quite the double take. Is this some sort of hipster band with an ironic name? The answer is: sort of. Tonight, Detroit... More >>

  • Huntington Beach City Councilmembers Move to Oppose Poseidon Desalination Project

    published May 07, 2013

    Things got chilly in the council chamber at Huntington Beach City Hall last night following passionate public debate over the proposed construction of a $1 billion desalination facility to be built by... More >>

  • Coastal Commission Raises More Concerns About Surf City Desalination Plant

    published Apr 29, 2013

    If Poseidon Resources Inc. hopes to have its yet-to-be built Huntington Beach desalination rig online by 2017, it must answer several tough questions about its viability. That was the basic gist of a ... More >>

  • Japandroids

    published April 11, 2013

    Remember the days when your body raged with unbridled energy despite the crushing weight of the world on your shoulders? Sure, your face groaned... More >>

  • Japandroids - The Glass House - April 22, 2013

    published Apr 23, 2013

    The fact that Vancouver rock duo Japandroids have been on a relentless tour schedule since early January and still fought like hell to conjure high energy last night at the Glass House speaks volumes ... More >>

  • Nerdy Burlesque

    published April 11, 2013

    Remember the days when nerds clad in black hoodies were forced to conduct elaborate nighttime panty raids in order to get a little action? How... More >>

  • In the Weird World of Water Politics, Some Men Serve Two Masters

    published Apr 15, 2013

    In the slippery-when-wet world of water politics, irony abounds and things get confusing fast. Witness yesterday when Faubel Public Affairs President Brian Lochrie, a spokesman for Poseidon Resources ... More >>

  • Feeding People

    published April 4, 2013

    Feeding People play a delightful brand of fuzzy-buzzy garage rock seasoned with reverby vocals and spooky-circus guitar riffs. At times,... More >>

  • Irvine City Employees Doing Just Fine, Thanks!

    published Apr 09, 2013

    For those disenchanted by reports of continued high unemployment, sequestration and the devaluation of your hard earned dollars, take heart, apparently it's not all doom and gloom. According to a stud... More >>

  • Kid Rock Drops Rhymes and Prices For Summer Tour

    published Apr 09, 2013

    As the ever increasing cost of living continues to careen down the highway dragging the corpse of the American dream along the crumbling asphalt, white trash superstar Kid Rock is sparking a revolut... More >>

  • Comedy Show for Autism

    published March 28, 2013

    For those in need of an educational fun fact, April is Autism Awareness Month. Those interested in applying what they’ve just learned from... More >>

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