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  • News

    January 24, 2013

    Timeline to Kelly Thomas' Killing

    [Moxley Confidential] Did Fullerton cops kill the schizophrenic homeless man because he annoyed them?

  • News

    January 24, 2013

    CorrectiveSolutions' Checkmate

    Prosecutors nationwide team up with the San Clemente debt collector to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually sketchy

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Dave Reviews OC Yelp Reviews, Part 9

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Dave Reviews OC Yelp Reviews, Part 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Hatch Chiles Available at Albertsons in Irvine--Or Are They?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Ten Great Chinese Restaurants in Orange County

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Keeping Track: Where Are All The Weekly Clustertrucks?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Want to Protest the Girl Scout Cookie Boycott? There's An App For That!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Five (Supposedly) Haunted Orange County Eateries

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Hatch Your Plans For Finding and Roasting Hatch Chiles in OC This Month

    Dave Lieberman​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    New High-Concept Restaurants Slated for Laguna Beach

    Starfish​Ah, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Fear-mongering at the Farmers' Market Over Strawberries and Radiation

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Orange Chicken

    Dave Lieberman​This 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Irvine is as Boring as You Make It

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! How Can I Get Hatch Chiles in OC?

    ​Got this one from an amiga on Facebook:Where can I get Hatch chiles in Orange County? Not the canned stuff, but fresh from this year's harvest?The best option is to make the 12-hour trek to Hatch this weekend, when the Hatch Chile Festival will bring thousands to the tiny town and the scent of fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Battle Supermarket Sushi

    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 >>

  • Food

    March 4, 2010

    How Far Can Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito Go?

    What started as a gag gift by the Offspring singer is becoming a serious business

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Life on the Veg: Meatless Meats at Albertsons Supermarket

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    A Tale of Two Hatch Chile Roasts

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009
  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    A Reader's First Impressions of the New Anaheim Hills' Wholesome Choice

    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 Saturda ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    New Anaheim Hills Wholesome Choice Expected To Open Tomorrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The Great Ketchup Caper Trial, Day Three

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Surf City Obama Monkey Girl Speaks!

    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 task for wearing a T-shir ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Grand Theft Ketchup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    High rent prices make me wanna Ralph

    Santa Ana residents living near the Weekly's HQ are going to have to find a new place for late night liquor runs - the Ralph's at 1523 W. 17th, near the Denny's and Target, is closing. It's a strange sight, seeing a major corporate grocery store branch having a clearance sale, with shelves half emp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Rocco Recall Documentary Hits the Internets

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Surf on Our Turf

    Catch a Wave

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Return of the Rocco Files: Rocco Lives!

    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 >>

  • Columns

    September 27, 2007


    Add in a completely substandard produce section and meat that I could find cheaper elsewhere, and you have the perfect storm of crap

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Recall Madness!

    The nuts and bolts (with extra nuts) of direct democracy gone wild

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    C'mon baby light my dryer!

    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 >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Osama's Gun

    How to not build bin Ladens AK-47 without even trying

  • Features

    October 27, 2005

    OC's 31 Scariest People

    Now 25 percent more terrifying!

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Just a Smokescreen

    Remember the 1999 Little Saigon protests? They were a conspiracy against Steve Rocco

  • Unknown

    April 21, 2005

    Whos the Real Mystery Man?

    Not me, says Orange school trustee Steve Rocco

  • Columns

    March 17, 2005
  • Features

    February 10, 2005

    What The Devil Told Joe Parker

    Nobody paid much attention to the terrifying voices Joe Parker heard until he slashed his way through an Irvine supermarket.

  • News

    December 9, 2004
  • News

    November 11, 2004

    The Rocco Horror Picture Show

    The world wants to know: Who is Oranges newest school trustee?

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Grocery Sax

    Bringing an Irvine Albertsons a little night music

  • News

    October 23, 2003
  • Food

    May 29, 2003

    Checklist, Please?

    Five Sublime patios

  • Columns

    November 8, 2001
  • Food

    May 31, 2001

    Insane In the Membrane

    How to cook Santa Monica Seafoods yummy shellfish

  • Columns

    April 5, 2001

    Clear-Cutting Sherwood Forest

    Angry hippies haunt our past

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