Aliso Viejo

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Aliso Viejo's Courtyard Healthcare Center Sued over Alleged Physical Assault on Elderly Patient

    A patient who claims to have been assaulted last month by an employee at an Aliso Viejo nursing home is suing the owner for alleged elder abuse, negligence, assault and battery, as well as negligent hiring and supervision. The Long Beach office of Garcia, Artigliere & Medby announced it filed the su ... More >>

  • Food

    January 30, 2014

    A Guide to Every OC City's Booze Scene

    How we drink, from best (Santa Ana) to blurst (Villa Park)

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Pedestrian's Latest EP Release Aligns With An 'Emo Revival'

    Growing out of a re-blooming Orange County emo scene and a supposed national "emo revival" taking hold in blogs, Aliso Viejo outfit Pedestrian have been one of the latest local bands to take advantage of the genre's upswing. In recent months, ths local band has graduated from playing tiny garage sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    James Christopher Corr of "F--- the Police" Tat Fame Guilty of Wild Child Abduction Car Chase

    A 35-year-old Mission Viejo man has been convicted of stealing a woman's SUV from her garage with her 2 1/2-year-old son and dog in the backseat and running over the frantic and pregnant mom's foot as he drove off. Jurors, who deliberated for about 2 1/2 days, split 6-6 on a child stealing charge, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Opens First OC Location in Aliso Viejo Next Week; Next Irvine

    There's been a slew of new Mediterranean eateries invading our southern borders lately. Luna Grill, a San Diego-based chain that calls itself a "kabobery," opened not just one but two locations recently (Irvine and Lake Forest). Then there's Taverna Blu, which is technically Greek. They opened in Ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    John S. Haw, Attorney Who Paid Kickbacks in Hospital Construction Scheme, Geta a Year

    Attorney John S. Haw of Aliso Viejo was sentenced Monday to a year of confinement--to be split between a halfway house and home detention--for his role in an illegal kickback scheme involving construction work at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.The 52-year-old pleaded guilty in federal cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013 Petition Wants Birthers Like Orly Taitz to Pay Up for Frivolous Lawsuits

    The petition-gathering page at, which aims to create the appearance of open government and we the people and yadda yadda yadda, rolled into news cycles thanks to the Sandy Hook massacre. Gun control might divide even latte-stained, beret-wearing Weeklings, but a new pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    4 Orange Countians Tied to Excel Investments Arrested for Alleged 3-State Condo Bailout Scam

    The feds have arrested five people, including four from Orange County, for allegedly pulling a "builder bailout" real estate scam that fraudulently purchased more than 100 condos around the country with mortgages that mostly went into default. The scheme, which was operated out of Excel Investme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    How Rapper Aliso Black Plans to Hustle His Way to Paid Dues

    Aliso Black doesn't like to talk about the dues he's paid to his local hip-hop scene. He'd rather just show you the worn-out soles of his white, high-top Chucks, the armpit stains under his sweatshirt, or a car trunk full of mixtapes and show fliers. Then of course there's the swath of Google entrie ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Sound Asylum Put Spotlight on the 'New West'

    OC's hip-hop elite join forces to bring some shine to their scene at a new quarterly event

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local at Time Out Tavern Aug. 29

    See Also:*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25*Tag,You're It: Billy Kernkamp Interviews Singer Steve Carson From Echo EchoAs we continue to enjoy the final slice o ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    A Closer Look At OC's Anti-Vaccination Cluster

    South County parents are opting out of the CDC schedule altogether

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Monica Oreyzi, Girl Battling Leukemia, Wants Her English Bulldog Topolie Back

    For the two years Monica Oreyzi has been battling leukemia, English bulldog Topolie has been at the Aliso Viejo 13-year's side.But Topolie went missing last week, and now Oreyzi's father is appealing to the public in hopes of reuniting the 6-year-old dog with his ailing daughter.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Alan Keyes and Wiley Drake's Obama Birther Lawsuit

    The U.S. Supreme Court has officially declined to hear the Barack Obama "birther" lawsuit. This legal remedy was not sought by "Queen of the Birthers" Orly Taitz but the conservative shark hired by the Alan Keyes-Wiley Drake presidential tag team of 2008. (Actually, the Aliso Viejo lawyer/dentist/re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Sobering Times for Pill Poppers: "Generation Rx," National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Prescription drug abuse by South County teens has been a hot topic lately thanks to the documentary Behind the Orange Curtain making its world premiere May 2 at the Newport Beach Film Festival and, due to a sell out, getting a second showing May 3 in the huge Big Newport theater.That makes a couple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Julio Cesar Perez-Arellano and Tomas Agustin Della Rocca Held in $4 Million Cocaine Bust

    ​An investigative trail (or line?) led a Riverside-based coalition of drug enforcement cops to an empty house in the 23300 block of Red Robin Lane in Lake Forest--and 88 pounds of cocaine with a street value pegged at $4 million.It also led to the arrests of Julio Cesar Perez-Arellano of Aliso Vie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Ahmad Mabrok Accused of Being Naked Hummer Limo Thief

    YouTubeThey call him the streak.​A thief was fully clothed when he stole a Hummer limo at gunpoint in Irvine Saturday night.But, as a helicopter officer informed after the man who led cops on a bi-county chase jumped out of the stretch in Whittier and started running, "He's naked!"

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    On The Line: Wing Lam of Wahoo's Fish Taco, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda Carter​The soon-to-be-married Wing (Congrats!!) keeps up the pace on our ride-along as we continue this week's interview. He offers more of his favorites, plus reveals his last meal that's only available in one place. For missing out on part one, you are banished here to catch up. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    LA Times X's Out Brand X But Expands Community Coverage to Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel

    ​The Los Angeles Times is pulling the plug on Brand X, a website and print insert with event and cultural coverage aimed at young adult readers.Today marks the final print version of Brand X, while the website will cease to exist after July 8.Some good news for Brand X editors and photographers wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Haven Mavens to Open Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa

    Courtesy of Haven Gastropub / Moxxe PROne flew east, one flew west / One flew over the taco's nest.​Hm... could Gustavo have been right? Nancy Luna at the OC Register got a string-along from chef-owner Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub. Supposedly they are looking to expand the Haven gastropub to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Crystina Renee Bock Gets 5 Years For Stealing $200,000 From Church Basket

    ​In March, former financial secretary Crystina Renee Bock pleaded guilty to stealing more than $200,000 from the weekly offerings made by congregants at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo. Today, the 34-year-old Ladera Ranch resident learned her sentence.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Asian Pear Martini at OPAH

    Jessica Ford​OPAH's light-up bar top stretches around a whole side of the Irvine restaurant. The expansive indoor bar seating is exceeded in swanky-ness only by the heated outdoor patio; even during those colder nights, you can stay warm outside while sipping on a specialty Asian Pea ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 18, 2010

    'OsCene': Half-Empty or Half-Full?

    The Laguna Art Museum exhibit doesn't live up to its billing, but its best works are worth a good, long look

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Crystina Renee Bock Pleads Guilty to Stealing $200,000 From Church

    Courtesy of OCDACrystina Renee Bock​Clockwork in September brought you the case against Crystina Renee Bock, the former financial secretary at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo then facing trial for stealing more than $200,000 from the weekly offerings made by CBC congregants.The 34-year-ol ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2010

    Aliso Black on Life and Death

    The Aliso Viejo-based rapper rhymes about workin' the Great Recession

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Register Readers Wrongly (and Repeatedly) Convicted Elderly Hubby of Murdering Wife

    Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentR.I.P., Margot Walters​The Orange County Register reports the body of a woman found Wednesday night in Woodfield Park has been identified by the coroner as Margot Walters, who went missing in Aliso Viejo July 17. The 76-year-old, who'd exchanged words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/15

     I'm not going to lie. There isn't much going on tonight. So, here are some art exhibits that sound interesting. Mark Mothersbaugh: Postcard Diaries and Arthur Taussig: Postcards from the Edges of AmericaIn case you haven't heard of him, Mark Mothersbaugh is a composer for television, film and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Two More Sandella's Slated To Open in O.C.

    Edwin Goei If you think that I write a lot about what goes on at Diamond Jamboree: you're right, but also, you're wrong. In case you haven't noticed, I also write a lot about what goes on at The District, which is a block away. So there!  HA! As you might have guessed, I pass by both on my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    OC Marathoners Are The Wheel Deal

    yaaaay / Flickr / Creative CommonsNot the LA Marathon. This report filed by Weekly proofreader/velocity junkie Jack Grimshaw:  Two questions remain from Monday's L.A. Marathon: Where did all these hotshot OC wheelchair racers suddenly come from, and what the hell is in the water in Katherine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Milkalicious Mamas' Live Feed to Seacrest Radio Show

    The "Manny on the Street" segment of KISS-FM's Ryan Seacrest Show is scheduled to come to Aliso Viejo's favorite "community-based lactation destination" between 7 and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. "Expectant and breastfeeding couples, family and friends are invited to attend, have fun, win prizes, see what w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Artwork Depicting Martyred Peace Advocates Spun Into Film

    You may recall Laguna Beach's Tim Leedom from his books about the evils of organized religion. Or his TV and film production work. Or his carrers as a college-football player and NFL scouting facilitator. Or his time in Hawaii's offices of power. Or his publishing companies. Leedom's lates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Let's Talk No Turkey -- at Native Foods

    Believe it or not, the Native Foods vegan restaurant in Costa Mesa bustles during the Thanksgiving season, offering a birdless (and delicious) alternative to the traditional turkey dinner. Many OC vegans and vegetarians – and the families that enable their madnesses – order gussied up Tofurky d ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Road Builders Union to Surf Industry: Fuck Off!

    The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council issued an ultimatum to the Aliso Viejo-based Surf Industry Manufacturers Association: stop sponsoring environmental groups opposed to the 241 Foothill-South toll road or face the mighty wrath of more than 100,000 union workers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Rick Warren Superstar

    Just about everything that can be said has been said about pastor Rick Warren's performance this past weekend with underlings John McCain and Barack Obama. Except this: by getting all moving cameras in the Free World fixed on his Saddleback Church, Warren officially propelled himself past two other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/3

    Author Signing: Annette Fix, 6:30 p.m. 30-something single mother and aspiring writer Annette Fix was working as an exotic dancer, searching for Prince Charming, and trying to find a perfect balance between her dreams and her day-to-day life in OC. Barnes & Noble 26751 Aliso Creek Rd. Aliso Viejo, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    The Stupidest Voters in Orange County... in SanTana. Measure D, the ballot measure funded by developers which claimed it would weaken their own grip on City Hall, passed by a 54-46 margin last night. No excuses, SanTaneros: the lot of your are pendejos* who don't mind living under Papi Pulido and his band of conflict-of-influenza- ... More >>

  • Features

    October 4, 2007

    Hard Knocks

    Three years in the life of the Capistrano Unified School District

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Postal problemos persist: San Juan Capistrano residents have won their war with the U.S. Postal Service, and the planned 9-acre building they protested will rise in Aliso Viejo. But guess what? The folks there don't want it either. Lookin' for cheap labor: Wonder how the OC Reg plans to fill the vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Dirty Cop Sting

    Catch a crooked cop: Nope. Sorry. Not here in the USA. No way. But in Mexico, authorities want a no corruption zone for the the five-mile road from the Tijuana border south to the beach. Officials are “installing cameras to catch extortion attempts, publicizing that people can pay tickets with cr ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 24, 2007
  • Film

    October 26, 2006
  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    !Ask a Mexican!

    The year in Mexican-bashing

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    June 23, 2005
  • Columns

    March 11, 2004
  • Columns

    December 12, 2002
  • Features

    June 6, 2002
  • Features

    October 26, 2000
  • News

    June 17, 1999

    Noise, Noise, Noise

    The countys jet test delivers a clear message: Many OC residents are doomed

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