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2013 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Koch

    published March 28, 2013

    Regardless of what side of the aisle a person sits on, politicos have to agree that former New York Mayor Ed Koch was a fascinating and complex... More >>

  • Rilo Kiley Taps Too $hort For Collection of Rarities

    published Apr 03, 2013

    In case you haven't heard by now, indie band Rilo Kiley released a selection of B-sides and rarities yesterday under the clever title RKives. Though some in the blogosphere are ruminating about how ... More >>

  • Octomom's Former La Habra Octopad Gets Major Makeover

    published Apr 01, 2013

    What sort of condition did Nadya Suleman leave her two-story La Habra home in when she left town for Palmdale you ask? What's that you say? You didn't ask? Well, we'll tell you anyways!If you were a n... More >>

  • James Clay Garrison

    published February 21, 2013

    Carrying on in their tradition of booking top shelf blue-hued musicians, Harvelle's presents James Clay Garrison. This songster excels in a smooth... More >>

  • Matthew Weaver, Former Huntington Beach High Student, Uses Computer to Rig School Election in San Diego

    published Mar 29, 2013

    A Surf City son has gone forth into the world and besmirched the good name of Orange County. While you're pondering how that could have happened, here are the facts: Authorities say Matthew Weaver, a ... More >>

  • Former Long Beach State Prof: Disprove The Biblical Story of Genesis, You'll Win $20,000

    published Mar 29, 2013

    A Cal State Long Beach Professor Emeritus is putting it all on the line in the hopes that he can prove once and for all that approximately 6,000 years ago humanity was zapped into existence ... More >>

  • Seal Beach City Council Approves Letter of Interest For Desalinated Water

    published Mar 28, 2013

    The Seal Beach Sun is reporting that the city council has unanimously approved a non-binding letter of interest regarding the purchase of water from Poseidon Resources Inc., the Connecticut-based comp... More >>

  • Remains in Hillcrest Park Identified as Belonging to Native American

    published Mar 20, 2013

    The Orange County Coroner has completed an investigation involving human bones discovered in Fullerton's Hillcrest Park last December and determined they are of Native American origin. Dave Singleton,... More >>

  • Ladera Ranch: Wholesome Community or Den of Crime?

    published Mar 14, 2013

    In keeping with its fine tradition of serving as a civic booster for Orange County, the Orange County Register recently discussed the safety of Ladera Ranch in spite of the master-planned community's ... More >>

  • The Joy Formidable Exercise Their Inner Animals on 'Wolf's Law'
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    The Joy Formidable Exercise Their Inner Animals on 'Wolf's Law'

    published Mar 14, 2013

    Even when Ritzy Bryan is cursing the classical-music instructors of her youth, she still sounds charmingly regal. "My harp teacher was an absolute bitch," she declares with a crisp annunciation that ... More >>

  • Ten Arrests Netted in HB Massage Parlor Sweep

    published Mar 13, 2013

    The Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook page is reporting that officers arrested 10 people on March 7 for solicitation of prostitution at local massage parlors. The department, which rece... More >>

  • Matt & Kim

    published March 7, 2013

    When describing Matt & Kim's music, the word "precious" comes to mind. But who decides if being precious is a bad thing? We'd argue that, in the... More >>

  •  OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013
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    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    published Mar 11, 2013

    Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's fe... More >>

  • Camera Lucida

    published February 28, 2013

    Contrary to what the title of this event would have you believe, Camera Lucida has nothing to do with cameras—or even photography. Rather,... More >>

  • Musink Battle of the Bands

    published February 28, 2013

    Though it may not share the same level of hipster-deigned prestige as Coachella, Musink Festival represents a high-water mark for up-and-coming... More >>

  • Mysteries of Carbon Canyon: The Ski Villa

    published Mar 08, 2013

    First a disclaimer: This spot isn't actually located in Carbon Canyon. Rather the ruins of the Ski-Villa resort lie just east of the region's border with Chino Hills. But for Orange County residents i... More >>

  • Is Huntington Beach Teeming With Sex Slaves?

    published Mar 07, 2013

    This week the Huntington Beach City Council voted in support of putting the rub on rub downs. Aimed at cracking down on massage parlors that offer happy endings, the proposed ordinance would requ... More >>

  • A Silent Film

    published February 28, 2013

    A Silent Film is an alternative band who hails from the other side of the pond and have been at it since 2005. Why they're only playing the tiny... More >>

  • Desalination Versus Conservation: Who Wins?

    published Mar 06, 2013

    As California grapples with some of its driest weather on record, the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) continues to negotiate the purchase of desalinated water from a yet-to-be b... More >>

  • Super Diamond

    published February 28, 2013

    Remember the movie Saving Silverman with Steve Zahn and Jack Black? It was about a couple of lovable loser musicians whose idol was none... More >>

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    Alicia Rojas: The Jersey Girl

    published March 7, 2013

    Alicia Rojas spent part of her youth in New Jersey, but she shares little in common with the Snookies and the Situations of the world. When she... More >>

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    Rand Foster: The Vinyl Prophet

    published March 7, 2013

    When digital sharing began overtaking the music industry in the early 2000s, employees of the independent Long Beach music store Fingerprints... More >>

  • Green Day's Billie Joe Makes a Mess of His Life, Asks Fans to Pay the Price

    published Mar 04, 2013

    Billie Joe Armstrong sat down this month with Rolling Stone to atone for his infamous mid-set rant at last September's I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas. You may remember the gig, which featured the... More >>

  • Anberlin

    published February 21, 2013

    Fans of the KROQ sound listen up. Anberlin, the Orlando Florida Quintet whose hard rock style straddles the fine line between Thirty Seconds to... More >>

  • Focus on Art

    published February 21, 2013

    You gotta admire Alejandro Otero who tried his hand at revising a movement as seminal as Cubism. This week, head over to MOLAA where you can learn... More >>

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