Anaheim Hills

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Natalie Rangel-Diaz and John Thomas Diaz Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    Friday was a wild one in Anaheim, where a man delivered his wife's baby in their car along the 91 freeway (with their three other kids inside), and one man was captured and a second was shot to death by police after the robbery of an electronics store. But it all started with the discovery of a murd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Get a Free Pizookie at BJ's Tomorrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Dr. Lawrence H. Hansen, 87, Gives Up License 5 Years After Fatal Vaginal Reconstruction

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    [UPDATED with Threats, New Coach:] Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Canyon High Administration Zinged By District Investigation Into Mexi-Mocking "Seniores and Señoritas" Dress-Up Day Scandal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    'United States of Bacon' World Premiere Viewing Party at Slater's 50/50

    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.  

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Canyon High's Mexi-Mocking "Dress Up Day" Scandal Grows; Concerned Students Told to Get Over It in Past

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    [UPDATED: Administration-Sanctioned?] Canyon High School Kids Dress Up as "Mexicans" and Border Patrol Agents; School Officials Get Mad

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Rebecca Black Goes to Mexico, Supports PRI Presidential Candidate/Total Tool Enrique Peña Nieto

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012

    24-Hour Chance-a-thon

    Chance Theater

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    On the Line: Dino McDonough of Slater's 50/50, Part One

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Snowboarder Bandit Fashion Show!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    [UPDATED with $5,000 Reward Paid:] Itzcoatl Ocampo, Troubled Former Marine, Accused Orange County Serial Killer

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    [UPDATED with Cause:] Homeless Man Found Dead in Santa Ana IS NOT 4th Victim of Serial Killer

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    [UPDATED with Killer Revealed:] Christine Lauren Bennett, 2011 OC Homicide No. 71: Found in Condo

    DMVBennett​UPDATE, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Mike Brown, Lakers Coach, Won't Let Traffic From Anaheim Hills Delay His Game

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    crowburgerkitchen Plans To Open This Week in Newport Beach

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    [UPDATED with Anaheim Response:] Paul Lawrence Wadley, Retired Police Chief, Left Nude Photos and Exposed His Junk on Park Trails

    The Wad​UPDATE, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    TK Burger Opens Sixth Burger Stand

    Photo Courtesy of TK Burger's Facebook Page​TK 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Slater's 50/50 to Open in Huntington Beach

    Flickr user ephd0gg​Slater'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Bites from the Taste of Anaheim

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly​To 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Friday' by Rebecca Black from Anaheim Hills

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Travis S. Mock Shot by Cop One Day, Arrested the Next

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Dr. Lawrence Hansen, 85, Agrees to Probation to Settle Vaginal-Reconstruction Death Case

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Out of the Park Pizza​ 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 >>

  • Culture

    December 2, 2010

    Christmas Plays Are the Reason for the Season

    From South Coast Repertory to the Cabrillo Playhouse in San Clemente, a ranking of the best and the worst Christmas plays this holiday season

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Orange Bits: Local Natives, Tiger Army and the Director of Black Keys' Music Video,

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Chris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Women's Water Polo Players Leave Swimsuits Behind for Magazine Cover Shoot

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    This Week in Food

    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!

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! Anything Good in the Anaheim Hills Area?

    ​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!

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    In the Markets: Sour Cherries and Green Almonds

    Dave Lieberman​There 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.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    This Week in Food

    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!

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    A Few Details on Rich Mead's Canyon Restaurant in Anaheim Hills

    Richard Mead​LA 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Doner G To Open Second Restaurant This Week

    Edwin Goei​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Beef Tenderloin $3.99/lb. at Wholesome Choice

    Dave Lieberman​Feel 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.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Chance Theater Garners Six Ovation Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Tonight: Karaoke at the Foxfire

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    OC Restaurant Closures During July

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Three Cheers For The Beers At Wholesome Choice

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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

    December 16, 2008

    Wholesome Choice to Open New Store in Anaheim Hills

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2008

    The Reg-O-Meter©: Interpreting Terry Horne's Tuesday reader letter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Best new movie gimmick since 3-D?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    OC Doggie Style: With Teeth

    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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    August 14, 2003
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    July 17, 2003

    Staged Attack

    Three Great Plays, One Weekend

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    November 8, 2001
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    June 29, 2000
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