Whew, Mother's Day is over, and the rush for goodies and presents can die down until, well, whenever that paternal holiday is. Let's take a look at what the week after had to offer. . . . Edwin reviewed the South County chain Inka Mama's. Then he told us that Layer Cake Bakery is opening a second l ... More >>
"Your word is your bond. And family is everything." Deirdre Marie Capone was the last person born with the Capone surname. Her family was so misunderstood, the more research Deirdre did, the more she discovered how sullied her family name was. Yes, Al Capone had money. But he shared it. Her father ... More >>
What does Templeton Rye have to do with Al Capone? Rumor has it that it was not only his libation of choice, but he was buried with a bottle of "The Good Stuff". You don't have to take our word for it, as Deirdre Marie Capone makes an appearance at Hi-Time Wine Cellars to promote her book, Uncle Al ... More >>
It was 1934, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had just repealed prohibition at the close of 1933, and a year later, Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas would outlaw gambling and close Tijuana's world famous Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel. This was the state of things in Tijuana ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
A lawsuit brought on behalf of prisoners at Terminal Island, a storied federal corrections facility between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor, has been settled in favor of the inmates. The agreement reached last week was preceded by a federal judge's injunction last March protecting the right ... More >>
Perhaps in a sign of the weak economy's effect, pricey guns, knives and baseball bats are no longer en vogue among Orange County street criminals.Rakes, screwdrivers and coffee cups are.Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Iowa is known for many things--pork, dairy, Lutherans, Starfleet captains--but production of alcoholic beverages isn't high on many people's list of Iowegian exports. Until relatively recently, it was a 3.2% beer state, wine production was limited to the Germans in the Amana colonies and a few viney ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are cholos always wearing white shirts, shoes and socks?
Lopez, in happier times...Longtime Orange County Aztlanista Larry "Nativo" Lopez still faces felony charges of voting fraud in Los Angeles County, a case I truthfully haven't followed much because it's still too bizarre for me to comprehend--as I've previously written, either Lopez is colossally ... More >>
My email and Facebook in-box have been invaded with the news that longtime Latino activist/racialist Larry "Nativo" Lopez was arrested on felony counts of voter fraud this Wednesday. We'll see whether the charges (that he voted in Boyle Heights but lives in OC), but my only comment at this point is ... More >>
One of my favorite columns after Savage Love is The Straight Dope, a decades-old column presided over by Cecil Adams in Chicago. Short description: Adams answers ANY question about ANYTHING. Recently, he branched off and began a separate column focusing solely on the Windy City. The latest installme ... More >>
OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>
Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?
The soggy/succulent Italian beef and Chicago hot dogs of Portillo's arrive in Buena Park
Tom Hanks stalls on Road to Perdition
First-wave North County punks the Vectors and the Tazers are more famous than ever
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Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?