[Moxley Confidential] Did Fullerton cops kill the schizophrenic homeless man because he annoyed them?
Prosecutors nationwide team up with the San Clemente debt collector to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually sketchy
Happy New Year! Won't you make a resolution this year to suck less in your Yelp reviews?Luckily for Yelpers, Christmas and New Year's Day fell on Tuesdays this year; the blithering goons who infest that corner of the Internet had two whole weeks to abuse good sense and the English language.Now that ... More >>
Ever wonder what it's like to work in food service, retail stores, or really any customer-facing job? Just read the reviews of pretty much any business on Yelp and you'll see the heaping helping of entitled behavior you'll be subjected to on a daily basis. Of course, everyone wants perfection, but e ... More >>
One of the positive developments of the widening of the obsession with Hatch chile peppers is their availability to the normal, non-obsessed people via per-pound sales at normal markets. Such was the case when I stopped in for condoms and children's cough medicine (those purchases are COMPLETELY unr ... More >>
Orange County doesn't have the San Gabriel Valley, lined end-to-end with great Chinese restaurants. We do, however, have Irvine, which is where most of these recommendations are, and where you can eat well from just about any region of China.As with all these sorts of lists, there will be the ine ... More >>
UPDATE: Anne Eng informed us that as of now, the Wednesday clustertruck is not occurring every week. They are still coordinating with other luxe loncheras for a steady rotation. Best to follow Panfiniti for updates.ORIGINAL POST: Per our friends at Panfiniti, the newest clustertruck is on Wednesd ... More >>
Earlier this morning, Anne Marie posted about the Girl Scout Cookie ban proposed by a Girl Scout named Taylor from Ventura, California. It set my blood boiling, especially this quote:"But most disturbing to me and my family, is that they've also admitted to already have placed transgender boys th ... More >>
anaheimwhitehouse.comCurrently owned by a CNN Top 10 Hero, built in 1909, has mysterious blue lights and chandeliers that spin for no reason.Sometimes they're friendly ghosts and sometimes they're not-so-friendly ghosts, but these five Orange County food spots (which includes one supermarket) all ... More >>
Dave LiebermanIt's Hatch chile season! If you've never had the long, green, hot cousins of the Anaheim chile that grow in southeastern New Mexico, now's the time to try them. They make awesome green chile, of course, fantastic Ortega burgers and they're sublime stuffed with cheese, battered and d ... More >>
StarfishAh, Laguna Beach. If there was a rallying point where the high-concept restaurants flock, it'd be here. There are at least three new restaurants slated for the Laguna coast this year, all of them fit for a town that seems to demand a new restaurant or bar to go to every weeken ... More >>
We have a ritual, my daughter and I. Every Saturday we wake up quietly (well, as quietly as a small child and a pre-caffeinated father can manage, anyway) and head to the farmers' market. We make a stop at the bank and then at a coffeeshop: coffee for me and chocolate milk for her, and we share a ... More >>
Dave LiebermanThis is Orange County. Our best efforts here at Stick A Fork In It notwithstanding, Orange County loves chain food, and we love our comfort food. Even we, your indefatigable food bloggers, occasionally succumb to the lure of the fast food and the national chain.That doesn't mean, ho ... More >>
If you think Irvine is a boring city, take a look at the article by UCI's Aaron Elias in the student newspaper New University, and think twice!With "Waging War Against Irvine Boredom," Elias makes clear what most of us already know: UCI is a nerd school.
It pays to discover. In fact, Thomas Michio Taniguchi, who is already sitting a state prison cell serving a four-year term for credit-card fraud, just discovered he will be paying another seven years behind bars for his Discover Card misuse at 33 Orange County locations.The 50-year-old former Nor ... More >>
Dave LiebermanI'm going to make a bold prediction here: I see toritos as the next appetizer to hit our Mexican restaurants, especially our finer-dining ones, in a big way. A torito, for those of you who've never ventured south of the border, is a chile güero (a yellow chile that looks like a mor ... More >>
It'd be nice to be able to eat Bluefin or Shibucho every time the sushi urge strikes, but sometimes lunch is grabbed on the way between two meetings; sometimes dinner needs to be a quick pick-up before drinking the bulk of one's daily calories (other people do this, right?) and that precludes a real ... More >>
What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business
Have you ever spent ages in the "Specialty Foods" isle mulling over a package of overpriced meatless protein? Does it really taste like meat? Is it worth shelling out $5 bucks? Will it give me indigestion? These were basically my thoughts as I stood last night in a Huntington Beach Albertsons superm ... More >>
Picture to come once my chica updates her blog...Maybe there's really nothing to do in La Habra. Maybe Newport Beach was too drunk already tailgating for the USC game to care. But, boy, was there a hell of a difference at the county's two public Hatch chile roasts.The first one occurred August 22 at ... More >>
A week ago I reported on the soft-opening of the Wholesome Choice in Anaheim Hills. In the post I asked our readers who went for their impressions. One came through with a detailed review. Since most of you probably missed it, I will reprint J. Hunter's detailed comment here: I went there on Sa ... More >>
For those in Anaheim Hills waiting in anticipation for a taste of freshly baked sangak bread, I have an update on Wholesome Choice, the Persian-market-cum-Whole-Foods-cum-International-Food-Court that will be opening in your neighborhood. As you may recall in a post last December, I wrote that it ... More >>
The defendant showed up for court today in the same outfit he was wearing last Wednesday: green pants, loose black loafers, a big bandage on his head and sunglasses clipped to his eyeglasses that were flipped up for indoor use. It was day three of the strange case of the People vs. Steve Rocco, the ... More >>
The t-shirt in question?It's rare that we ever get a response from the offending party in our Hey, You! column, and even rarer to get a retort from the writer to said response. Yet that's what has seemed to happen with the Hey, You! of a couple of weeks ago, in which someone took a teenage girl to t ... More >>
Last weekend, The Orange County Register reports, Steve Rocco was busted for stealing a bottle of ketchup from a cafeteria at Chapman University. He was observed taking the bottle by a security guard who alerted police, who cited Rocco for misdemeanor theft, for which he will have to pay a $250 fine ... More >>
Chapman University political science professor Fred Smoller has been fascinated by the spectacular rise to power of Steve Rocco, the wacky Orange Unified School District trustee, ever since Rocco won his election in November 2004, and particularly after parents who voted for Rocco because the ballot ... More >>
Catch a Wave
An article (if you can call a 10-sentence blurb, including the writer's contact information, an article) in yesterday's Orange County Register confirms that Steve Rocco, Orange County's favorite edgoo-ma-caterer, has survived the latest assassination attempt by the secret cabal that controls local p ... More >>
Add in a completely substandard produce section and meat that I could find cheaper elsewhere, and you have the perfect storm of crap
The nuts and bolts (with extra nuts) of direct democracy gone wild
A blaring siren in my Costa Mesa neighborhood usually doesn't raise my eyebrow, but last night, as I hump home an armload of goods from Albertsons, a swarm of fire engines descending on my condo complex rouses my interest. When one of the trucks enters my driveway and the street behind it fills with ... More >>
How to not build bin Ladens AK-47 without even trying
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Remember the 1999 Little Saigon protests? They were a conspiracy against Steve Rocco
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Nobody paid much attention to the terrifying voices Joe Parker heard until he slashed his way through an Irvine supermarket.
The world wants to know: Who is Oranges newest school trustee?
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