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    The Best Movie Theater Ever

    Located across from UC Irvine, inconspicuously wedged between Diedrich Coffee and Yoga Path, is the finest movie theater not just in Orange County, but in the entire world. When Capturing the Friedmans, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize ...

    by NATHAN CALLAHAN on October 30, 2003
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    Best Entertainment, Nightlife and Music

    IMMENSE ORGAN His name is Dick Loderhose, so maybe it figures he's the guy with the biggest organ in Orange County. That doesn't make its 50,000 pounds of perfectly formed pipe any less incredible. "I've had this organ for almost 50 years," Loderh...

    on October 30, 2003
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    Deconstructing the Demonizing of Disgusting Dinners

    The best article I ever wrote, according to OC Weeklyoverlord Will Swaim, was "Goat Spine and More!" (Aug. 1, 2003). The food review profiled El Rinc?n del Oso, a bustling Tijuana restaurant at which the overwhelming draw is a moist-pink, nerve-ridd...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on October 30, 2003
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    Best Dining

    Photo by James BunoanHOST/MOST We're not complaining but some Laguna Beach shop owners are a bit too snobby for our tastes. That's not the case with Joel Herzer, owner of Woody's at the Beach. The eternally smiling Herzer regularly takes the time ...

    on October 30, 2003
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    Fox on Box Shocks, Rocks! - TVs The O.C. best captures whats really real about our town

    Mainstream newspaper writers have gotten themselves and their readers in a lather about Fox TV's The O.C. It's a fraud, the critics say. Internet message boards have been lit up by OC natives--including Newport Beach teens--who insist they're nothin...

    by Matt Coker on October 30, 2003
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    Notorious Uber Alles

    Real notorious in Orange County runs deep. And it's not the cybercaf? gangs, the backward cadre of congressmen known as the Cavemen, or Randy Kraft pulling over to the side of the 405--all of which have won the label "notorious" from the national pr...

    by STANLEY LAUGHNER on October 30, 2003
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    This Monkeys Gone to Heaven - The rest of us are stuck here

    Let me tell you about a little monkey. His name was Jerry. He lived right in Fullerton and Anaheim in the 1940s and '50s. Jerry's was a typical Orange County success story. Though Africa had been his home, it was in OC that Jerry was able to reach...

    by JIM WASHBURN on October 30, 2003
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    Introduction

    "His name is Dick Loderhose, so maybe it figures he's the guy with the biggest organ in Orange County. That doesn't make its 50,000 pounds of perfectly formed pipe any less incredible. 'I've had this organ for almost 50 years,' Loderhose says, 'an...

    on October 30, 2003
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    Frozen Assets

    Johan Vogel The Aliso Viejo City Councilon Sept. 30 put the kibosh on yet another Clockwork get-rich scheme that fed on the needs of desperate schoolchildren by banning ice creamsales within 500 feet of city schools. Longtime readers will recall tha...

    by Matt Coker on October 23, 2003
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    Testing

    illustration by Bob AulThank you for the opportunity to fail your corporate personality test. It took me well more than an hour to respond to all of the items on your computer-administered test, and I have a couple of suggestions. First, it would ...

    on October 23, 2003
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    It's a New Day, Caulifornia - So let a man get up and do the popcorn

    James BunoanYou know why Arnold Schwarzenegger won the governorship last week? No one could withstand the appeal of a big man saying, "I need your help." Here was a big, big, super-sized man-who only stopped at Mr. Universe because they didn't hav...

    by JIM WASHBURN on October 23, 2003
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    Boycott! - Partying with people who joined Arnold

    Rebecca SchoenkopfWe here at the Weekly would like to point out the many, many benefits of the Ralphs/Albertsons/Vons workers lockout of those who would strike or boycott-not that it's so hard to keep the boycotters out, now that I put my pretty lit...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 23, 2003
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    The Last Bear - Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly

    Courtesy Jim Sleeper CollectionSeventy years later, what Richard Shrewsbury remembered most was the size of the bear. As a kid, I do remember old Clubfoot, the last grizzly bear that was killed in Silverado Canyon. I remember seeing his tracks, and...

    by PAUL BRENNAN on October 23, 2003
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    Condo-Mania - HB Councilmember Houchen ensnared in new ethics scandal

    Photo by Jack GouldResidents of Huntington Beach are still talking about Dave Garofalo, the city's ethics-challenged former mayor forced from office last year after pleading guilty to conflict-of-interest charges. Now they're talking about Pamela ...

    by Nick Schou on October 23, 2003
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    Show Us Your Papers - Did the Reg grope special-section advertisers?

    Orange County Register executives celebrated their biggest financial event of the year when the paper's 10th annual "Best of Orange County" issue grossed the company a reported $750,000 in a single day. But the celebrants might be excused for failin...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 23, 2003
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    Bake-Off! - UCI shuts down doughnut sale, free speech imperiled

    The battle over free speech at UC Irvine hangs on a fritter. On Sept. 25, along with 150 other student organizations, the UCI College Republicans set up a booth across from the campus' main administration building as part of Welcome Week. Among ot...

    on October 23, 2003
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    Picking at Scabs

    Shane Borgess sounds like a Red. Walking the picket line outside a Ralphs supermarket in Irvine, he declares, "We're going to have our own little revolution here." Borgess ain't a Red, however. He's one of 70,000 clerks striking Ralphs, Albertsons...

    by AUSTEN SWAIM on October 23, 2003
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    Permanent War - Dem boss ready for GOP 'bastards'

    Illustration by Bob AulThe howls you heard saturday morning while driving through Buena Park? That was the sound of 50 Democratic activists meeting at a nearby AFL-CIO hall days after staggering Republican victories over Governor Gray Davis and Lieu...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 23, 2003
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    Kobe's Angels

    Jeanne RiceThirteen-year-old boys dream of girls like these. American girls, clean-scrubbed, innocent faces traveling in an even dozen, cruising the streets in wifebeaters, underwear and the occasional trucker hat. They are young, hard-bodied vixens...

    by HEATHER REGER on October 23, 2003
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    Letters

    RACK You folks generally are a little "over the top" as far as the slant of your news coverage goes, but your recent cover with Arnold Schwarzenegger that read "Welcome to California! Now Show Us Your Tits!" [Oct. 10] is a bit much. It is not only...

    on October 23, 2003
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