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2014 Stories by LP Hastings

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  • Don't Dress for Dinner

    published July 24, 2014

    Wrecked homes, broken hearts and general ill will aside, infidelity can be pretty funny. Why do you think we all love Mad Men? As long as the... More >>

  • Big Bite Bacon Fest

    published July 31, 2014

    The mass of adorable teacup pig videos seems to have no affect on Americans' love of bacon. It goes like this: “Look at that little piglet!... More >>

  • Trash Your Make-Up

    published August 7, 2014

    I don't usually advocate throwing things away. But there is one category of goods that needs to be tossed on the regular: make-up. We truly do... More >>

  • This Week In Food: Hatch Chiles, Hopscotch's Kitchen Walkout, and Shattering Craft Whisky Dreams

    published Aug 01, 2014

    You better read this dining digest or I will stick a fork in you! Just kidding :) But let's take a look at what happened this week... Edwin went to PokiNometry in Anaheim for his food review. Then he... More >>

  • St. Michael's Abbey Begins Holtz Ranch Grading, Conservationists Scramble

    published Jul 31, 2014

    The drive down Silverado Canyon Rd. smells sweet of coastal sage scrub. It guides you through overhanging oaks, boulders blistering under the sun, and the occasional squirrel scurrying across the path... More >>

  • Marge Simpson Makeup!Marge Simpsons Makeup!

    published July 31, 2014

    One of the perks for Comic-Con ladies this year was the chance to buy MAC's newest makeup line before it hits stores. Attendees took a break... More >>

  • UPDATE: Creepy Dolls Appear on Doorsteps in San Clemente: What Does it Mean?

    UPDATE: Creepy Dolls Appear on Doorsteps in San Clemente: What Does it Mean?

    published Jul 25, 2014

    UPDATE JAN. 26, 4:37 P.M.: Check the end of the post, they found who was doing it, and it was a false alarm. Before reading this story you might want to lower the lights a little, and maybe even cr... More >>

  • This Week In Food: Michelada VW Bus, Hangover Omelette, and Queen Mary Food Fests

    published Jul 25, 2014

    Hi guys, hope everything's going swell with ya'll. Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin went to Little La Lune, a Cambodian Restaurant in Long Beach, for his print review. He... More >>

  • Silly E-Cig Regulations in Westminster

    published Jul 24, 2014

    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 Cou... More >>

  • Skin Food

    published July 24, 2014

    One of the best parts of going green with body care is that it makes your regime simpler. These homemade methods require so little effort even... More >>

  • This Week In Food: Pappy Van Winkle, Sour Beer, and the Great American Cheeseburger

    published Jul 18, 2014

    Happy Friday, dudes! Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin gorged himself on brunch at O'Neill's Bar & Grill, a hoity toity restaurant inside the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. He ... More >>

  • AGENDA Show Sets the You-Know-What

    published July 17, 2014

    Once a year, AGENDA Show comes to the Long Beach Convention Center, touting itself as the most diverse fashion and lifestyle expo in the world.... More >>

  • This Week In Food: OC Fair Grub, Pizza for Dessert, and Never-Ending Nitrogen Ice Cream

    published Jul 11, 2014

    Hi everyone! Time for another food round up; let's take a look at what's happened... Edwin reviewed the long-awaited and controversial North Left (aka the new Crosby) in Santa Ana. He also told us ab... More >>

  • CA Limited Aim to Make Dreams Come True

    published July 10, 2014

    Every year, California swallows thousands of newbies alive. The dreamers imagine they'll become the next big star after getting off the... More >>

  • Tickets on Sale for Decadence 2014 NOW!!!

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Hooray! Decadence, our ultimate foodie party, is here again! Come dance, drink, and eat snacks from the best restaurants in town. You may even spot a Weekly reporter - just find the people hovering ar... More >>

  • This Week In Food: Local Honey, Truffle Dealer, and LB's Giant Donut

    published Jul 04, 2014

    Hi guys! Happy 4th! I'm back now! Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin went to the cozy and beautiful Pirozzi in Corona del Mar for his print review. He gave us the June rest... More >>

  • How Europe Beats SoCal

    published July 3, 2014

    Descending through the smog to our sprawling pad of concrete after a vacation is a bit depressing—especially when returning from a... More >>

  • Garden Party All Summer Long

    published June 26, 2014

    No matter how much I wish and hope, my life is not a Southern garden party . . . yet. Neither my liver nor my pocketbook allow me to drink... More >>

  • LUSH Store for the Win!

    published June 19, 2014

    When you walk into a LUSH factory, it resembles a kitchen more than a soap manufacturer—everyone's chopping fruits and vegetables. The... More >>

  • The Only Swimsuit Guide You'll Need

    published June 12, 2014

    This year, we fashionistas won't be saying, "Hooray! Swimsuit season is finally here!" It never went away! It's been summer for a year now!... More >>

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    published June 12, 2014

    By now you've realized that some cities in OC just don't have it as good as others. Who can compete with all the beach-city choices during... More >>

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    published June 12, 2014

    Summer is synonymous with getting back to the great outdoors, but we live in Southern California, where that happens every day. But the season... More >>

  • BREA

    published June 12, 2014

    Brea gets a bad rap for being a drab city full of gabachos, and although there is some truth to that, compared to what's going on in... More >>

  • SAKOS: Kiteboarding In Style

    published June 5, 2014

    "For me, it's connecting with nature. You're moving forward with only the help of the wind," says Chris Lee, owner of SAKOS apparel. "But... More >>

  • Seasons of Skin Tone

    published May 29, 2014

    I've always gone for the colors I feel the most comfortable wearing—brown, black an earthy tones, nothing flashy. But then the Interwebz... More >>

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