"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Congressman Ed RoyceCranks 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>