Remember the unbridled joy that was unleashed when UC Irvine revealed Barack Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary graduation ceremony at Angel Stadium on June 14? I recall video of students hooting and hollering as if finals were canceled and blanket A's were given out. Well, it turns out not e ... More >>
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
One perk of this job is catching Angels games from the press box, where for nothing more than unreadable team coverage you get to enjoy the best seats in Angel Stadium, pluck free hot food from an all-you-can-eat buffet and snap rubberbands at the LA Times' Mike DiGiovanna. But on opening day at the ... More >>
I haven't been to an Anaheim Angels game in about two years, busy as I've been. But I gotta head down there this year to check out that kid Trout. And when I'm at Angels Stadium, I gotta check out their vegetarian options.The motivation comes in part from PETA's recent release of the 10 most vegetar ... More >>
You know what restaurant is underrated? The Catch in Anaheim. Oh, it's not lacking in attention, from the crowds that flood the place come Angels and Ducks time to the media obsession over their Brobdingnagian four-pound OMG burger. But lost in all the hubbub is that the Catch makes great food: migh ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.If you're a baseball superfan like me, your GeekMeter™ has probably been in the red since Spri ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. About a week and a half ago, my lady and I packed our bags, hopped in my car and took the 10 ... More >>
I'm sick as a dog (a colloquialism that I've never quite understood, because I've never seen a dog with its eyes swollen shut and gallons of snot pouring out of its nose). The amount of garbage coming out of my face holes is alarming, and if what's coming out of my head is any indication of what's g ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I'm not gonna lie. I didn't spend my formative years as a music listener (late-80's/earl ... More >>
UPDATED, SEPT. 14, 10:41 A.M.: Members of the union that represents 400 stadium ushers, janitors, ticket takers and ticket sellers voted to ratify a new contract with the Angels, averting a strike as the Major League Baseball season nears the end. The Angels had sought a wage freeze for those wor ... More >>
If someone was trying to send a message to the Orange County Labor Federation, they certainly caught everyone's attention. A noose was found dangling from the roof of the federations' offices in Orange this morning, according to numerous reports.As of this afternoon, there were no leads on who or ... More >>
[Hey, You!] When the speed limit just isn't enough
[SUMMER GUIDE] No. 44 of the 100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyU2June 17, 2011Angel StadiumIs U2 the biggest band in the world? Yes. Invading baseball stadiums across the country, their beyond massive "spaceship" stage landed centerfield at Angel Stadium. Originally scheduled a year ago, the U2 show was postponed due to Bono undergoin ... More >>
Tomorrow and on Saturday, U2's sold-out 360 tour is stopping at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, anticipated over 50,000 people each night. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the shows will start promptly at 7 p.m. Food, beverage, and bathrooms will be available starting at 8 a.m. (no early arrivals). ... More >>
Unless you live in Anaheim or happen to have tickets to either Ducks-Predators or the Angels-Red Sox games in Anaheim tonight, you might want to avoid the city like the plague. In anticipation of major traffic snarls around both Anaheim Stadium and Honda Center, the Anaheim Police issued a media ... More >>
The eyes of the sports world, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, have been focused on the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on April 1.What has received far less notice was the beating of a pregnant woman and her brother, apparent Dodger fans, at Angel Stadium three nig ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhen Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt went out to the mound to calm down his struggling starter Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning Tuesday night, the theme that accompanies Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies filled Angels Stadium.But those sitting behi ... More >>
California Pizza Kitchen's QSR (quick-serve restaurant) concept is fizzling. Last year saw the closing of the CPK ASAP adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim, presumably cannibalized by the full-service CPK in the GardenWalk mall.Now it's the turn of the CPK ASAP in the South Coast Plaza annex (you ... More >>
Updated, with new info on the bottom, which you kind of get from the new headline...It wouldn't be a week without a new food truck festival or gathering. I got a press release today announcing the birth of yet another one.
[Best of OC 2010] John Moynihan's 10 OC Survival Tips
Remember last week when Sports Illustrated reported that more baseball parks were offering AYCE tickets at their stadium concession stands? This week ABC News and ESPN have produced what seems like the companion piece to that story. Here's what it said:
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyMajor League Baseball's All-Star Game isn't known for enlisting sluggers with squeaky clean criminal records. Exhibit A: this mugshot gallery.And Orange County, where today's All-Star Game will be held, has time and again lured athletes into trouble--legal, medical ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, the area around Angels Stadium in Anaheim was a slow, baking crawl before the baseball All-Star Game, airing rightnow on television. Unsurprisingly, the Aztlanistas came out in full force--about 125--to bring awareness to their campaign to move next year's All-Star Game from Phoen ... More >>
Major League Baseball generously emailed over photos the Weekly is free to use from Sunday's 2010 All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run at Angel Stadium.A couple of them follow after the jump . . .
[Hole In the Wall] Four places to eat before a Halos game (and one to visit afterward)
[Summer Guide] A rundown of the best non-chain eats at the Big A
Headline: Will Athletes Help the Push for Immigration Reform?Comment by eviltwin: When they play mariachi music over the pa at Angel Stadium it makes me want to PUKE! I will not go there again until moreno sells the team & leaves town for good.
As usual, I stay out of this fray (mostly), because I'm condemned to fruitlessly root for the Chicago Cubs for eternity. But that doesn't mean I don't like to see other fans duke it out!Here are five topics to get the chingasos rolling...
Tom DeLonge's much-loved side-project Angels and Airwaves (pictured) will join finally reunited OC band Something Corporate and AFI, which we blogged about here, at this year's Bamboozle, taking place March 27-28, Festival Grounds at Angel Stadium, Anaheim. Today's announcement also includes the ... More >>
It's time to stop looking back and focus our attention on 2010. Sure, many more concerts will be announced in the coming months. But here are the hot ones, already scheduled, taking place in local clubs, halls, baseball stadiums and hockey arenas. These are the shows you don't dare want to miss. Unl ... More >>
A-Rod or A-Hole?Since it's now obvious there will be no freeway series (hey, Angels and Dodgers, here's an idea: bring your bats next time), the time has come to move beyond the brutal losses suffered by our soon-to-be-exiting home teams and concentrate on the really important stuff. ... More >>
Greg Laurie, working it.He may not have the press agent of your Rick Warren or healing touch of your Benny Hinn or out-of-control wig of your Jan Crouch, but Greg Laurie does attract a similarly large following, as will be evidenced at Angel Stadium Aug. 14-16 during the 20th anniversary Harvest Cru ... More >>
Just spoke to founder Tim DeCinces, who confirmed that, in addition to the upcoming Old Town Orange location, he's also eyeing a fourth in Irvine. The existing Beach Pits are in Costa Mesa and Tustin, and there are also five "non-traditional" outlets at Angels Stadium. That's pretty impressive, give ... More >>
Orange County Register: Fans gathered around a makeshift memorial outside Angel Stadium to honor pitcher Nick Adenhart, who died in a car accident. . . . A woman driving a car with a baby aboard was shot and killed in Santa Ana after leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Buena Park ... More >>
Orange County Register: Anaheim police want to question two men shown in an Angel Stadium surveillance video in the opening day assault death of Brian Powers, 27, of Buena Park. That's right, sports fans, they're even watching you in the cheap seats. . . . A man who was arrested at Disneyland l ... More >>
Orange County Register: The Catch restaurant and sports bar that had been in the shadow of Angel Stadium for 32 years before closing in February 2008 will reopen even closer to the Big A. . . . While noting highway deaths dropped nearly 10 percent locally and nationwide, the Reg unveils a map s ... More >>
Orange County Register: Classes sizes will balloon, up to 254 teachers will lose their jobs and frogs will rain down from the sky if Capistrano Unified School District goes through with plans to slash $25 million from its budget. But deputy superintendent Ron Lebs seems more intereste ... More >>
This weekend Gustavo Arellano sharpened his writing pen and wrote a post calling-out historian Chris Jepsen for not referencing his pieces on a historical blog. Alex Brant-Zawadzki reported (again) on the continuing construction cost climb on estimates for the 241 Toll Road through Tressles. Been ... More >>
Terror test: Whatever you do, don't be on the 57 at 9:55 a.m. The Register reports that the freeway will be shut down near Katella Avenue for a bit while Angel Stadium goes through a terrorist attack simulation. Living forever at Disney: Interesting story in the LAT today about the surreptitious s ... More >>
Photographer Christopher Victorio hung out at Angel Stadium yesterday evening to snap pix of rabid fans and former Angels. Click the photo to see them. His notes on the event: "Last night was pretty cool. Total access for the entire stadium! It was like a boyhood dream, but I was disappointed that ... More >>
Bye for now: Harald Martin, the Anaheim school trustee everyone loves to hate (and Gustavo likes to thank for unleashing The Mexican within) handed in his resignation letter yesterday. But don't drop the balloons just yet. He says he'll be running again next year. Ride a bus today: If you've never ... More >>
Guy from neighboring county ties up co-workers, robs $1.5 million from a casino and is caught a few days later while on the run. Local guy continues bank-robbing spree he began in May, has a colloquial moniker (Big Banana, due to his eating habits during heists), is caught on camera several times a ... More >>
Under the influence: The Times runs a multi-faceted feature on the power drug manufacturers have in the prescription process. Not you again: Former Garden Grove resident and al-Qaida member Adam Gadahn made new video threats Sunday. Rats! Angel Stadium's got a rat infestation 13 times worse than Pe ... More >>
The Game: Carrots