No dinner plans for tomorrow and feel like going to a chain restaurant? Well, lucky for you BJ's is offering a free pizookie for anyone who downloads their new app tomorrow, no purchase necessary. If you don't mind another icon cluttering your screen, you can even get $5 off a $20 meal and stack it ... More >>
A plastic surgeon we've written about who, at age 83, performed a vaginal reconstruction that left a 39-year-old woman dead, has finally surrendered his medical license.Dr. Lawrence H. Hansen, who is now 87 and lives in Cypress, had in 2011 accepted 35 months of probation to settle Medical Board of ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the Lakers hiring a new coach, a Mike Brown spotting near my house and threats his son received.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 9, 1:29 P.M.: An Anaheim Hills dad is going to have more time to watch his son play for basketball powerhouse Mater Dei High School of Sant ... More >>
As the new school year starts this morning at Canyon High in Anaheim Hills, there will be several changes stemming from an investigation into the 'Señores and Señoritas' fiasco of June. The Weekly first exposed the sad spectacle of students dressed as cholos, cholas, border patrol y más complete ... More >>
A couple months ago, a crew from Discovery Communications' new network Destination America stopped by Slater's 50/50 to film a new show called "United States of Bacon." On Sunday, July 8, the world gets to see what they cooked up.
Having a 'Señores and Señoritas' theme during a high school 'cultural dress up' day can have disastrous results, and Canyon High School learned that lesson the hard way. As the Weekly exposed over the weekend, students came to the Anaheim Hills campus on Wednesday wearing Mexi-mocking attire while ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 9, 8:19 P.M. Gustavo here again. The priceless Elias--who's popping up in the comments below with English barely better than a wab--also has an Instagram photo of a Canyon High poster for Senior Spirit Week with the command for Wednesday being "Señores and Señoritas." It seems every d ... More >>
There's a new video featuring Rebecca Black on YouTube that's wracking up the dislikes, and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with her singing! The Anaheim Hills teenager, whose viral monstrosity "Friday" propelled her to internet celebrity last year, is using her fading fame to lend support to PRI ... More >>
While this Forker knows she's not tall, I felt exceptionally space-efficient meeting up with Dino McDonough of the growing Slater's franchise. It's no wonder; as he's six-foot-three, I was content to sit on the raised bench in the Huntington Beach locale to conduct our interview. He's been with t ... More >>
The biggest news is not that the law enforcement-dubbed "Snowboarder Bandit" has apparently struck again, this time at a Bank of the West branch in Anaheim Hills Monday.More significant is the robber believed to have also hit banks in Laguna Hills, Ladera Ranch and Corona del Mar has changed his ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 25, 10:58 A.M.: Before the arrest of Itzcoatl Ocampo, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a serial killer preying on homeless men. Union president Tom Dominguez is scheduled to hand Donny ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 11, 6:23 P.M.: An autopsy determined that 49-year-old homeless man Antonio Ruiz Martinez, whose body was found Monday morning in Santa Ana, next to an auto shop's pickup truck with a large amount of blood inside, died as a result of "gastrointestinal issues," according to police. ... More >>
DMVBennettUPDATE, JAN. 6, 8:47 A.M.: According to Christine Lauren Bennett's family, Alexei Ocana fatally shot his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend in an Anaheim Hills condo Dec. 30 before turning the gun on himself.The 31-year-old's motive? He was upset that Bennett was seeing someone else, according t ... More >>
As you might have heard, new Lakers coach Mike Brown and his wife Carolyn purchased a home in Anaheim Hills.That might sound like a rookie mistake given it's 44 miles to the Lakers practice facility and what seems like three days inching across the freeways if you're headed to the Staples Center ... More >>
Depending on your perspective, we are currently in the midst of a burger Renaissance or a burger fustercluck. There are more places to get a ground beef sandwich now than ever before. Just over the recent few years, we've seen 25 Degrees, DG Burger, and G Burger. Just over the recent months, Bast ... More >>
The WadUPDATE, JUNE 24, 10:11 A.M.: I still haven't heard back from the Anaheim City Attorney's office over its prosecution of retired pervy police chief Paul Lawrence Wadley. Perhaps given my history with the case (see the 150 updates that precede this one), they assume I'll blame them for the ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of TK Burger's Facebook PageTK Burger has opened its sixth burger stand -- this time in Anaheim (actually more like Anaheim Hills, but still technically Anaheim). This was news to even us, and if you know us Weeklings, especially the food faction here at Stick a Fork In It, we swea ... More >>
Flickr user ephd0ggSlater's 50/50, the Anaheim Hills restaurant known for their half-beef, half-bacon burger, is set to open in the old Flight Bistro location at 8082 Adams St. in Huntington Beach, just west of the corner of Beach Boulevard. The target date for the opening is July 1, according to ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyTo see the slideshow of scenes from the event, click here.For a few brief hours last night, the ailing GardenWalk mall became the place to see and be seen, and the best place to eat in Anaheim. The lines got long (though not as long as those execrable luxe-lonchera ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Rebecca Black is this year's Antoine Dodson
Rebecca Black "Friday" Ark Music FactoryDon't give us that look--who could be better for a Beat Blvd. entry? She's totally local (from Anaheim Hills), she's got a new release, and let's face it, if everyone isn't actually talking about her, the fact that you're reading this via the Net means th ... More >>
There was an old Saturday Night Live skit spoofing '70s cop shows that had officers in plainclothes bursting through a door, repeatedly firing their weapons at the perp inside and then yelling at the bullet-riddled corpse, "Freeze!"That image comes to mind when hearing about the hospital-bed arre ... More >>
Eighty-five-year-old plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Hansen has agreed to accept 35 months of probation to settle accusations of negligence in a vaginal reconstruction that left a 39-year-old woman dead.The California Medical Board says Hansen failed to check on Marcia Garcia's medical history or pe ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.com Out of the Park Pizza is an odd platypus of a place hidden in the back corner of an Anaheim Hills strip mall. It reminds me of the Shimmer floor-wax skit from the original Saturday Night Live."It's a beer geek's hangout!""It's a family pizza parlor with video arcade!" "No, it's ... More >>
From South Coast Repertory to the Cabrillo Playhouse in San Clemente, a ranking of the best and the worst Christmas plays this holiday season
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyChris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.
Talk about Navel Gazing!Dispelling the myth that this blog will never cover women's water polo, we are pleased to present this item about four former high school stars appearing on the cover of a national magazine just out.Oopsie, looks like someone forgot their swimsuits.
flickr user Kitchen Wench How to create your own liquor infusions, epicurean confessions and more of what you missed this week in food after the jump!
Asked via Facebook, but I'm paraphrasing:So, I have a dear friend whom I'm taking out to dinner. It has to be around Anaheim Hills, though. Any recommendations? Can't be too expensive!
Dave LiebermanThere are precious few types of produce that are truly difficult to find fresh in our area. Given our long growing season and our outstanding weather, with sufficient application of water one can grow nearly anything--except sour cherries.
Flickr user Hello_QuynhFrom jelly rats to racist PR debacles, see what you missed this week in Stick a Fork in It after the jump!
Richard MeadLA Weekly's Squid Ink, our sister paper's food blog, got the scoop on Rich Mead's upcoming Canyon Restaurant in Anaheim Hills. Now, I don't know why our LA cousins would even be interested in it, seeing as how it's in our territory, embedded deep in OC (and not even Anaheim, but Anah ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI just got word from Yalcin Aslan, owner of Doner G in Anaheim, that he is going to open a second outlet of his restaurant inside the new Wholesome Choice in Anaheim Hills this week. He made the announcement in a comment made on a blog review I did last week on the original l ... More >>
Dave LiebermanFeel like a really romantic dinner tonight?Need to make up for fights and other marital mistakes?Stop off at the meat department at Wholesome Choice in Anaheim Hills or Irvine, where whole beef tenderloins (choice grade) are on sale for $3.99 a pound, marked down from $8.99 a pound.
Photo courtesy of the Chance TheaterHair: Give peace a Chance!Blame the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this summer for the fact that the OC Weekly didn't put the Chance Theater's production of Hair on its must-review list. Just one more aromatic homage in a summer filled with Baby Boomer nostalgia ... More >>
My computer ain't working right, which means I have no idea what's going on in the world. But from memory I do know that tonight is karaoke at the Foxfire Restaurant in Anaheim Hills. Should I know that? No. But I do. I've never been to the Foxfire, but I've heard magical things about the place for ... More >>
Yes, it's that time again. After an optimistic June, when no restaurants (that we know of) closed for good, a few did so in July:Blue Coral Seafood & Spirits, Fashion Island, Newport BeachDickey's Barbecue Pit, IrvineBaja Fresh, Anaheim HillsZpizza, Foothill RanchTracht's, Long Beach. The off ... More >>
Excuse me while I take a stand, but I just don't get the huge fuss over Wholesome Choice. I visited the Irvine store recently, not the newly revamped Anaheim Hills one, and found it overcrowded and underwhelming. Sure, they have some good ethnic foods and a popular food court, but if you need to buy ... 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 Saturda ... 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 >>
We have great tipsters*. Jerry de Vera is no exception. He sent me these pictures of his sighting, and it's a big one: A new location of Wholesome Choice, that Persian-market-cum-Whole-Foods-cum-International-Food-Court. He writes: "I noticed construction at this former Albertson's on my way to ... More >>
Interpreting Register publisher Terry Horne’s Page 2 Tuesday letter to Reg readers, the same day the paper introduced a new slimmed-down format—all pages reduced by a one-inch width to save on the cost of newsprint. (You can just call it shrinkage.) Warning: Horne uses the word “exciting” ... More >>
Regal Cinemas has just announced a new program called the Guest Response System. Selected cinema patrons, all of whom are members of the Regal Crown frequent-customer rewards program, are given a paging device with four buttons to take into the auditorium. If a problem arises, they can press one of ... More >>
As we raise our children, so we raise our pets. Today's Register contains a Greg Hardesty piece on National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Profiled is Klaudia Estrada, an Anaheim Hills mail carrier who has been twice bitten, one attack piercing the "tanned, smooth skin" of her right leg. Sounds like Hard ... More >>
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