We mentioned last week that Everyday Noise, the online local music magazine started by ex-Weekling/current Weekly contributor Albert Ching and KUCI radio host/Orange County music publicist Ashley Eliot, had launched. But the site's actual launch party, see, is this week. Tonig ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyThe Burger Records extended family come togetherWhen we put the founders of Fullerton's Burger Records on our cover last year, the idea of an everything-but-CDs music store and label seemed, you know, crazy.Judging by the attention they've been getting, though, things se ... More >>
Albert ChingAnd the award for "best iconic comic book convention photo" goes to...Click here for the slideshow! Four-and-a-half months after the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con, the organizers of the event (check out our interview here) saw fit to whet comic book fan appetites with the one-day Lon ... More >>
Albert ChingRorschach and others representing at last year's Long Beach Comic Con.Despite being in the midst of a decidedly troubling economy, there are still a large number of people willing to spend lots of money on seemingly non-essential items such as old issues of comic books, statues of sup ... More >>
It's not much, but consider this meager post the first preemptive stitch to our coverage of the Street Scene '09 festival happening in Sand Diego this weekend, Aug. 28-29. Before you say anything, we know that San Diego is not in Orange County. Though it could be argued that some cities at the as ... More >>
Ben GoettingYou've got to love the refreshing straight-forwardness that comes with calling your event a "thing." Like the North Park Music Thing, a music and media conference next weekend at the Lafayette Hotel & Suites in San Diego. There's an opening night concert Friday, August 7 at the Ca ... More >>
Free Tacos & DJ, 5 p.m.Free is pretty much everyone's favorite word in the English language. Gorge yourself on some free tacos starting as a live DJ spins.Cantina Lounge, 2736 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, CA; 714-879-8094The Third Annual Bloomsday on Broadway-West, 6 p.m.Bloomsday is a commemora ... More >>
Well, here we are again. Monday....ew. But for those of you who came along for the ride at Coachella 2009, the memories are probably still cycling around in your brain somewhere. Otherwise, you'd probably be getting some work done instead of trolling the internet looking for the next Albert Ching bl ... More >>
Author, sociologist and working-class advocate Barbara Ehrenreich recently spoke about being confronted by a foe who accused her of engaging in class warfare, to which Ehrenreich responded that's absolutely true but her side in not the one that started the war.Who knew class-warfare skirmishes could ... More >>
Like any local fan, I'm always excited to see bands we've written about in the Weekly get some solid recognition elsewhere. Okay, so maybe Pomona is not too far elsewhere, but the April calendar at The Glass House has great OC/LB talent opening up for some Coachella caliber acts. The jazzy jam artis ... More >>
In "Hive and Seek" Gustavo Arellano discusses saving Orange County's bees--and possibly breaking the odd city code and state law in the process--with the Backyard Beekeepers.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at what OC's Board of Supervisors has been doing with its loose change for the past few mont ... More >>
In "The Man Who Isn't There" Daffodil J. Altan discusses Orange County's new Mexican Consul, Carlos Rodriguez y Quezada. And Matt Coker takes a look at the infighting among Juaeno Indian factions as Anthony Rivera's tribal council says Chief David Balardes is not Juaneno in "Blood Feud."
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In "Oyster Lovers Unite!" Robb Walsh discusses oysters. Yes, oysters. And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at why the normally stoic DA Rackauckas put his head down and sobbed uncontrollably (Hint: he didn't) in "Moxley Confidential."
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In "Chief Belardes Makes His Stand" Matt Coker discusses OC's most controversial Native American leader drawing a line in the cemetery.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at Dr. George Kooshian's guilty plea for charging big bucks for bogus injections in "Moxley Confidential."
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In "South Side Story" Daffodil J. Altan investigates whether a popular legal weapon is putting an end to a 30-year-old gang rivalry in South County or just catching innocent bystanders in its net.And Spencer Kornhaber takes a look at Mission Viejo Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht in "Woman on a Mission. ... More >>
In "Cry-Baby" R. Scott Moxley relays how ex-Sheriff Mike Carona used all the weapons in his arsenal to trick the jury in his federal trial, and still lost.And Spencer Kornhaber takes a look at the problems of the Capistrano Unified School Board in "Political Animals." Have they been solved after th ... More >>
In "A Skitch in Time" Vickie Chang acknowledges that Dogtown stuff is all well and good, but Skitch Hitchcock and friends know that OC's own Salt Creek Beach crew has left its own mark on the skateboarding world.And Gustavo Arellano takes a look at Cirilo Flores, who rarely pursued discipline of mo ... More >>
In this issue, Gustavo Arellano explains why a century and a half after Juan Flores terrorized Orange County, historians still can't decide who he was in "Hero and Villain."While R. Scott Moxley begs the question: Were Mike Carona and Bernie Kerik separated at birth?
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Find out what our greatest blogs of the year were in our year end blogapoloza! We've lifted the best blurbage from Navel Gazing, Heard Mentality and Stick a Fork In It, each of which you need to peruse daily.
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In "Out of Tune" Gustavo Arellano interviews Bob Gunn, the man who helped Mariners Chruch become an evangelical giant. Then the church fired him for being gay, and they've been in and out of court since. News
has Matt Coker explaining why Pastor Wiley Drake thinks he still has a unseating Barack Oba ... More >>
Though Sunday at Devil Dirt, the second collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, has been out overseas for months, it's just seeing a US release today. We've got a review in this week's Weekly, but here it is a few days early. Magical!
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
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