• Film

    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Panvimarn

    "Lakewood Village" is the type of quaint, planned downtown area that was originally built for the soccer moms and AARP members living in suburban Long Beach, but its orthopedic shoe store and secondhand book shop have become surrounded over the years by amenities for the rest of us. More specificall ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    Dick Baney and the Other Lost Boys of Summer

    Even after the Tustin resident helped embarrass Major League Baseball into helping retired ballplayers such as himself, he's still not happy, and he has plenty of company

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Rory Gallagher's Notes from San Francisco

    ​The back story: in the fall of 1977, at the end of a six-month world tour behind Calling Card, the Irish blues-rocker Rory Gallagher flew his band to San Francisco. The intention was to record a new album but within months the project was scrapped and the band dismantled. Gallagher, it is said, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Pickin' With the Knitters

    Drummer DJ Bonebrake on how this X/the Blasters side project made it cool for punk rockers to like country

  • Film

    October 14, 2010

    Helen Mirren Will Cut You

    Killer instincts, bad knees and other awesome old-people things in 'Red'

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    The "Irvine 11" Fights the Power

    ​As they fill out their AARP membership cards, '60s burnouts can rejoice that a group of campus agitators has at last come along to rival the infamous Chicago Seven.Mamas and papas, introducing the "Irvine 11"! Something's happening here, and what it is ain't exactly kosher. The Irvine 11 are the ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Kicking Cop in the Nuts (Twice)

    ​What began as a routine traffic stop Wednesday ended with the arrest of a 78-year-old Garden Grove man for allegedly battering a much younger police officer--an attack the cops say included grandpa kicking the patrolman in the nuts. Twice!

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Rally Tonight Opposes Obama and Town-Hall Criers in Health-Care Debate

    All for one and one for OC Healthcare for All.​OC Healthcare for All and other groups peeved about the current health-care debate march to the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in downtown Santa Ana tonight and rally in support of the following message:Both sides--the ones personified by President Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    As Cranks Get Town Hall Time With Royce, Websites Help the Rest Struggling With Healthcare

    Congressman Ed Royce​Cranks who wouldn't know true socialism from extreme botulism get to take some swings at Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) beginning this afternoon. Royce holds a 1 p.m. town hall in the Buena Park Senior Activity Center, 8150 Knott Ave. (just south of La Palma), Buena Park. It's ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Nixon, Watchmen, Queerty, Archie Bunker and Tobias Funke

    Frost/Nixon may have gotten skunked at the Oscars, but it did win "Best Picture for Grown-ups" in AARP the Magazine's awards for movies those over 50 enjoy. Otherwise, the media's fixation with Opie's flick is waning, but not with Richard Nixon himself, who is rolled into the plot line of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    29 Things Seniors Must Deal With If They Get Their Pot Dispensary

    Paloma Esquivel has a touching story in the LA Times about Laguna Woods seniors still awaiting their City Council-approved medicinal marijuana dispensary, which would be the only one in Orange County. Scratch that: the only legal one in Orange County.Perhaps the delay can be blamed on the time it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    On Thin-Skinned SanTana Historians

    Moxley fends off idiot Republicans; Nick Schou battles conspiracy loons; Vickie Chang gets the hipsters riled up. My petty, non-pedo-apologist fights? Local amateur historians. My post last week about SanTana's missing segregationist history in a recent Images of America book about the county seat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Fishy Rohrabacher

    Fishy Rohrabacher? The Huntington Beach Independent features a visit by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Skipped Vietnam Combat Duty) to Coatings Resource Corp., a local company owned by Edward Laird. Michael Alexander's story says that the Chinese had nabbed Laird's paint contract with Mattel Toys. ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006


    Thats whos fighting to save our last wetlands for you whippersnappers

  • Columns

    March 17, 2005

    A Mob of One

    This is about Social Security and . . . Wait! Come back!!

  • Culture

    December 30, 2004

    Driving a Ford, Lately

    Overheating In Rush-Hour Traffic Isnt What It Used To Be

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    The Great Pretenders

    Everyone borrows, especially the Platters

  • Food

    February 21, 2002

    Suzie Wong Meets Lazy Susan

    Peking Restaurants wheels of fortune

  • Features

    November 9, 2000

    Behind the Smoke

    Measure G to the countys poor: Go to the end of the line, and wait there for 20 yearsagain