Alright everyone, it's that time of the year again: This Friday is 7/11, the day 7-Eleven decides to grace everyone with a free small slushee slurpee. Same rules apply as always. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., you can show up to a participating 7-Eleven and grab a free small slurpee. Not e ... More >>
The Newport Beach Police Department announced this morning that a man was shot to death by at least one of its officers inside a 7-Eleven Thursday night.
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Is it the first Wednesday in November yet? No? What do you mean, we have eight more weeks of this bullshit left?Obviously, plastering your car or truck with self-serving bumper stickers advertising your every belief isn't enough; posting comments anonymously on the Internet doesn't allow you to see ... More >>
Why is 7-Eleven picking tomorrow to offer free Slurpees (at participating locations) to whomever would like it? Well check the calendar. Today is July 10, which makes tomorrow...yep...7-11. Clever. Supposedly it's also the 85th birthday for the convenience store chain.
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R.I.P., JohnHere is the week that was and what we learned from it . . . JAN. 13: John Berry is stabbed to death behind a Carl's Jr. in Anaheim and, thanks to a passersby, police quickly capture not only the alleged murderer of the 64-year-old homeless man but the accused serial killer of three ot ... More >>
Tavazo Dried Nuts and Fruits opened quietly in Irvine last week, or perhaps the week before. Like I said, it was a quiet debut. This outlet of a mostly Ontario, Canada-based Persian goods purveyor can be found next to Smart & Final and Trader Joe's at Culver and Walnut.
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You'd think that it's an opportunistic marketing move for 7-Eleven to pick today, 7/11, as the day for its annual Slurpee® giveaway; but according to its corporate website, July 11th is its actual birthday.It was also once their operating hours (from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.), as everyone knows. So natura ... More >>
Piss a cop off and they'll give you a ticket, but please 'em, and they'll give you a Slurpee.Together with 7-Eleven, the Irvine Police Department has reinstated "Operation Chill." Under the program, which began nationally in 1996 and is funded entirely by 7-Eleven, officers "ticket" kids who the ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyHere's a treat: We're doing a free ticket giveaway today instead of our usual Tuesday extravaganza because Jack's Mannequin is headlining! OC native, frontman Andrew McMahon, will be at the Roxy in LA on Wednesday to kick off 7-Eleven's 4-concert series (all tickets are on ... More >>
A guy, his wife, his cousin and his nephew--Hispanic all--were walking to the entrance of a 7-Eleven store in Costa Mesa around 10:30 p.m. March 15 when they were approached by an obviously drunken white guy yelling, "Fucking Mexicans!" Without provocation, the Caucasian fellow proceeded to beat ... More >>
7-Eleven: A one-stop shop for all your Chicano music needs!Record stores in OC have been in decline this past decade. Tower Records is long gone and the block of the Virgin Megastore in Orange is a fleeting memory--but it's still forever captured in the Sasha Baren Cohen movie Borat. In ... More >>
What's trending on Twitter today? Fat Indie Band Names. According to Huffington Post, it began with comedy writer Todd Levin's tweet last night:To wit, we have some local favorites and other hilarious entries: @raytovey: Avi Buffalo Wings @Wilroblor: Key Sublime pie @davidmooney88:  ... More >>
Dave LiebermanI'm sick of the word taquería. Seemingly every Mexican restaurant in these fair orange acres uses it to describe the food on offer, even when a place might better be described as a puesto, a fonda, a restaurante or a cenaduria. These shops do themselves a disservice, because while ... More >>
Two Anaheim events involving underage drinking are being used to amplify Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signing of legislation today that holds adults in California liable if youth they serve alcohol to are injured or killed.The signing comes during the 12th Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Annual ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThere is no hint that Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will seek re-election in about 1,450 days, but $7,000 immediately poured into her campaign coffers in the days after her June 8 victory.
Dave LiebermanAs I was driving home from work one day recently, I saw a tiny sign on an empty storefront next to the 7-Eleven at Garden Grove and Lewis St., near the tri-city border of Orange, Garden Grove and Santa Ana. "Umami," it said, which piqued my interest due to the burger chain of the sa ... More >>
thewendyhouse @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Gee, thanks. Did it make the trip from the 7-Eleven on the corner OK?What they say: "We brought you a bottle of Champagne*!"What you secretly wish you could say: "How did you know? We're having a New Year's Eve party for 50 people and we didn't think abou ... More >>
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Dave LiebermanRemember two weeks ago, when I posted mockingly about 7-Eleven's move into the ultra-budget wine world? I made a snarky comment about not doing one's research about specialty retailers that might also have a decent chunk of the market share for really, really cheap wine, and I threw ... More >>
Dallas ObserverRobert Wilonsky at our sister publication, the Dallas Observer, broke the news today that 7-Eleven will be selling private-label wine in their stores starting next week.That's right, folks. No longer will you have to suffer the slings and arrows of shops run by true oenophiles, lik ... More >>
This is going to sound strange, but I actually had this as a germ of an idea once: take fast food, present it as though it were nouvelle cuisine, and bask in the irony. But besides the fact that I was too lazy to go through with it, I don't have the creativity that Eric from FancyFastFood.com ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>
7-Eleven surveillance screen grab courtesy Anaheim Police Department. All others courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentClockwise from top left: Justin Buseth is accused of breaking into a home and doughnut shop in Dana Point; Daniel Chomina has a long record and faces several felony charges; ... More >>
I have many fond memories of 7-11. When I went to Sycamore Junior High in Anaheim, I'd play the pinball version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day before taking the bus down La Palma Avenue. In my drunken years, 7-Eleven has always stocked my all-time favorite fast food: Zingers. And one of my most-prize ... More >>
If 7-Eleven and Mitsuwa sired an offspring, that child would be Famima!! And contrary to what may seem like an overenthusiastic beginning to this post, the exclamation points -- both of them -- are part of the brand name concocted by FamilyMart, the Japanese company with over fourteen thousand such ... More >>
While 7-Eleven stores around the nation are temporarily transforming themselves into Kwik-E-Marts to promote The Simpsons Movie, a report in The OC Register suggests the San Onofre nuclear-power plant may have made a few mistakes that resemble the goings-on in Mr. Burns' facility. Among other thing ... More >>
"I'd say 'marry me,' but I wouldn't wanna, like, be a statistic." - guy to gal at Coco's in HB on 7/7/07. MySpace Polls - Take Our Poll Santa Ana's Old County Courthouse is usually closed on Saturdays, but it'll be open today - starting (surprise, surprise), 7 a.m. Some advice for the truly s ... More >>
Vanishing priest mystery solved, sadly: Last month, we noted that an OC priest and his companion disappeared in Portland. Today, the Times reports that their bodies were found. Simpsons movie mania: Is this over-the-top, or insanely cool? 7-Eleven's turned 11 stores into Kwik-E-Marts (the fictiona ... More >>
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