Dear Albert, Please bear with me as the following is most difficult to write as it includes the unthinkable: admitting that I was wrong. But wrong I was, about you in an Angels uniform, your on-field production and your deep faith, for which I would like to extend my most sincere apology, especiall ... More >>
See the update on Page 3 about counter-protesters calling themselves the "Obama Welcoming Committee"--and their non-supportive message for the president. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 12, 6:08 A.M.: The invitations to Barack Obama's commencement address to UC Irvine students at Anaheim Stadium Saturday are ... More >>
Here's something all sides can finally blame on Obama: snarled traffic in parts of Orange County on Saturday morning and early afternoon.
Orange County Register editor Rob Curley has never been popular in the newsroom, but he's less so this week, as the paper prepares for buyouts and layoffs that might reduce them by 100. But Curley is causing an uproar among reporters right now for fiddling while Rome burns--scratch that, for going t ... More >>
President Barack Obama will stop by Laguna Beach for a fundraiser on his way to give UC Irvine's 50th anniversary commencement address in a Southern California swing that is bookended by a Palm Springs getaway with his wife Michelle.
A Simi Valley birther has emailed various people with email addresses ending in "@uci.edu" with this ALL-CAPS message: "OBAMA IS FRAUD AND AN ENEMY OF AMERICA...AND YOU WANT HIM SPEAKING AT YOUR COMMENCEMENT? DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE! MAJOR PROTEST SCHEDULED AT UC IRVINE COMMENCEMENT..."
What is it with Anaheim and lists these days? Earlier this summer, Conde Naste Traveler, in spite of Mayor Tom Tait's 'Year of Kindness' initiative, ranked it as the ninth-unfriendliest city in the U.S.. Then, a few months later, Livability lauded Anaheim as the 28th best place to live in the count ... More >>
3hree Things is 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 four days away from leaving for the (very brief) European/UK portion of Thrice's "Farewell Tour", and since my brain ... 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. In an attempt to continue the tried and true tradition here at 3hree Things in which ... More >>
[The OCeeker] Harvest Orange County is his plan for world domination
Greg Laurie wants more market share. The 59-year-old Christian pastor and evangelist--famous for being a disciple of Chuck Smith, leading the annual Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium of blah, blah, blah--is pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, a megachurch in Riverside and one of the large ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim eatery sells quesadillas more deity than tortilla
geneautrywayproject.comThree miles away, a ratcheting sound and slight tremors bring smiles. They're signs of the thrill of a ride on Space Mountain. But here, at the Del Ray Mobile Home Park on South Manchester Avenue in Anaheim, the loud clanks and shakes bring more than just frowns.As Emma Per ... More >>
Jeter's shit-eating grin--and legacy--will be celebrated (or hopefully booed) on Sept. 9.UPDATE, 2:30 P.M.,AUGUST 17, 2011: Thanks to commenter MayhemIntheHood, we've learned that the event is actually not happening. Crisis averted, indeed. Check out Halos Heaven for more details. ORIGINAL POST, ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
With 29 flavors available, this ain't your Angels Stadium kettle corn--Johnny Kendall makes sure of that. His Maw 'N Paw Kettlekorn pops corn every day in its unassuming Laguna Hills shop, yet passers-by have no idea it's even there. "Folks who have been going to this plaza for years stop by aft ... More >>
The OC Register finally tracked down 13-year-old Rebecca Black and got the first real interview with the viral superstar of the week. Problem is, it's long-winded (about 2,400 words), cliche-ridden and too, too nice. So we're doing everyone a favor by condensing the interview to the most impor ... More >>
Garret Anderson, one of the best--and most underappreciated--outfielders to play for the Angels of Anaheim, announced his retirement today. "It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire from baseball," Anderson begins a statement released by his club of 15 seasons.
Dave LiebermanThe northward spread of craft beer across these fair orange acres continues with the opening of Noble Ale Works in Anaheim. Noble is a name that's been seen around town on taps for a year or so--you can find their beers at the Anthill Pub, the Monkey House, Valhalla Table and Hollin ... More >>
Courtesy of Warner Brothers RecordsPhoenix-based band The Maine are no strangers to Anaheim, and have come a long way since their days playing at Chain Reaction. (They played at the Bamboozle festival in May at Angels Stadium as well.) The pop rock five-piece will play at th ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch
Joe LemkeSomething CorporateIt's going to be a packed weekend, with a ton of shows happening this Saturday. If you need help picking out what you're going to do, we're here to help! From Something Corporate at the Grove tonight, to the myriad of shows you can ruin your eardrums at (Shrinky D ... More >>
I had ESPN on TV yesterday during the Home-Run Derby festivities before today's All-Star Game while writing...something...and overheard its top blowhard, Chris Berman, describe some home run's lengthy by claiming it was heading toward San Juan Capistrano .Hmm...given that the Angels Stadium's dia ... More >>
The Mexican wrote here about the protest before tonight's All-Star Game at Angel Stadium by folks who want the next Midsummer Classic moved out of Arizona because of the immigrant-targeting SB 1070 legislation.Looks like those protesters are going to have mucho company.
On over the weekend, Angels third baseman Brandon Wood hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.While that's pretty impressive, the four runs Wood drove in over the weekend represent 30 percent of his RBIs on the season. In other ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Exercise your mind at these art shows this summer
Christopher VictorioBear Kamp celebrates five years.Bear Kamp, a "Saturday night frenzy for burly bears, husky hunks, boss truckers, chubbies n' chasers, gen-x-bears, oso bears, and kuma lovers," celebrated their five year anniversary at the House of Blues Anaheim on Saturday night. And it was aw ... More >>
Jack's Mannequin front man talks candidly about his cancer, remains cagey about how long the reunion of his old band will last
Your teenage daughter likes Jesus, but loves the Jonas Brothers!As previously reported, the Jonas Brothers are performing at megachurch Saddleback's April 3-4 Easter service at Angel Stadium. The sibling act has made a career of, ah, elating, teenage girls and so it makes total sense that they would ... More >>
NoCal goth-punks AFI, which performed Saturday at KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 1, are scheduled to play a "headlining set" on the Bamboozle first day, Saturday, March 27. The fest takes March 27-28 at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. On December 7, we noted that Something Corporate is re ... More >>
In response to its sold-out-in-minutes show June 6 at Angel Stadium, U2 have announced a second date at the same venue June 7. Normally I'm supposed to say something about bands playing, but if you don't know U2, then you're more than likely amazed at what life has become since that icicle you've ... More >>
The public's first crack at Angels playoff tickets begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, but don't bother showing up at the box office at the Big A. They are only available online at the Angels Web site or by calling Ticketmaster at (714) 663-9000. There's a limit of four tickets per household. Since the ... More >>
The Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund, a charitable fund set up in the name of the Angels pitcher who was killed along with two other in an April 9 auto accident in Fullerton, has presented its first $5,000 check benefiting Little League baseball in Adenhart's home state of Maryland. Jim Adenhart, N ... More >>
Very early Tuesday in Tustin. Not the real crime but an amazing facsimile. Once again, it's the Weekly's weekly round-up of Orange County police calls...MONDAY, JUNE 22Breaking Up the Boredom of a Bank Line: Shortly after noon, a man clutching a backpack threatened to blow up the Bank of America bra ... More >>
I tuned into the Los Angeles Dodgers version of their game last night versus your Anaheim Angels on KABC-AM 790--only the bottom of the ninth, as the Halos failed in their comeback attempt. As each batter failed to do much, the roar of the crowd got louder and louder, prompting Dodgers broadcaster C ... More >>
Given the crap falling on people at the Big A and the deaths at the stadium or immediately upon leaving there, is there a more fitting place in Orange County to host Saturday's Super CPR Day, one of the nation's largest cardio pulmonary resuscitation training events? Prolly not.More than 2,000 peopl ... More >>
Creative CommonsA series of ordinances before the Anaheim City Council tonight may result in the city incurring the ire of a local taxicab company that says it is being shut out of the competitive bid process.Konstantinos Roditis, President of 24/7 Yellowcab, tells the Weekly that he might sue the c ... More >>
Does 1996 qualify as "old-school?" If not, let's just say it does, with the classic cut "Tha Crossroads" from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. At the time, I believe this was the most expensive hip-hop video ever made -- one that's surprisingly bling-free. No one ever said re-animating Eazy-E with a ghostly CG ... More >>
Even more important than the Angels keeping Mark Teixeira - hey, it's not like the LAofA isn't already loaded with power hitters, right? -- was keeping record-breaking closer Francisco Rodriguez, or "K-Rod" as the kids and Bizzaro World Madonna call him. But now that the right-handed flame thrower h ... More >>
Orange County Register Angels Blogster Todd Harmonson wonders why no one outside Angel Stadium seems to notice that our Halos have the best record in baseball. He even has a poll asking which front-burner sports stories--including Brett Favre's on-again, off-again retirement, the yet-to-begin Olympi ... More >>
Story of the day goes to Christian Berthelsen at the Times for his piece on Chriss Street: "In 1994, Chriss Street was hailed as a hero for helping to blow the whistle on high-risk holdings in Orange County's investment portfolio, presaging the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Bu ... More >>
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