*See bottom of post for update: ORIGINAL POST, Oct. 10, 2:44 p.m.: As we reported last month, an Ace Hardware store in Long Beach drew the ire of Long Beach pot activists when it began protesting against the nearby Fourth & Olive marijuana dispensary. Folks protested the store and threatene ... More >>
*See end of post for an update and link to funny phone callORIGINAL POST, Sept. 21, 11:05 a.m.: Medical marijuana activists in Long Beach are planning a protest in front of the Ace Hardware store at 746 E. Fourth St. on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 21. But that's not all--the protest will also ser ... More >>
It would've seemed a safe bet to assume that the new Irvine Mitsuwa Marketplace going into the 13,800 square feet space at Heritage Plaza that was formerly Ace Hardware would contain a Santouka Ramen. At every single Mitsuwa Marketplace in the US (Costa Mesa; Torrance; Los Angeles; Santa Monica; ... More >>
Mitsuwa websiteWhen Edwin and I had lunch at the new Loft Hawaiian in Costa Mesa last week, I struck up a conversation with the cashier. Actually, it was mostly me profusely thanking them for opening a location closer to home. What he disclosed to me next was nothing short of major scoopage!Said ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comLast time, we discussed the 55 gallon drum itself and some sources to buy one to build your Ugly Drum Smoker, or UDS. Finding a suitable drum takes some thought and perhaps a bit of driving around.This week, we'll talk about the next challenge: building a basket to hold your char ... More >>
French Quarter, The Teeets, Hollow Sunshine & Kevin GreensponMay 23, 2011Cross Cultural Center, U.C. Irvine Fresh out of recording his latest record, French Quarter frontman Stephen Steinbrink returned to Irvine with a backing band and new set of songs, shifting gears from previous sol ... More >>
Adios, chocolate! The Hershey Company's closing its California plant -cutting 575 jobs- and opening shop in Mexico.
It's painful to be pretty: Athlete Allison Stokke of Newport Harbor High has her eye on the pole vaulting state championships. But her unwanted online following would rather she pla ... More >>