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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Jean Joseph Ibrahim, Ex-Trustin Technology CFO, Gets 4 Years for $15 mil Embezzlement

    The former chief financial officer of an Irvine-company that helped tech giants move products between countries was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison for embezzling $15 million from his employer. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford in Santa Ana also ordered a $15 million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, October 14 Wavves The Observatory Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Andrea Michelle Robinson Allegedly Lived Lavish Life by Stealing More Than $200k Through False Arson, Crime, Welfare Reports

    A 38-year-old Aliso Viejo woman is to be arraigned today for allegedly setting fires to her home and car to collect $128,000 in insurance payments and of lying to reap $85,000 in welfare, housing, and MediCal benefits for which she did not qualify. Andrea Michelle Robinson is also accused of recei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Former American Idol Contestant Victim of Theft By Dummy

    Remember Todrick Dramaul Hall? If you don't, don't worry because we kinda forget his face too, but he was on American Idol back in 2010. But that's not why he's in the news this week. Hall was the victim of a theft while performing at a retirement ceremony for Hazard Elementary School's principal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Rollo Of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part One

    The award for mini-chain that took Costa Mesa by storm goes to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Open since last spring, Jonathan Rollo and Kristi Ritchey helped bring sexy back to a mild-mannered strip along 17th. With meals that are neither strictly vegan nor tasteless, Greenleaf's menu includes organic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 9, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Gibson Amphitheatre December 9,2012 Gwen Stefani's appearance at the first night of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas made for a memorable evening. The rumors had circulated early in the evening that those in attendance would be treated to a surprise set from N ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 6, 2012

    Make your iPhone even cooler

    [Trendzilla] Bling it out with JasminTCreations or add camera lenses for the look of a professional image

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    [UPDATED with "Sniffing" Alleged:] Victor Joseph Espinoza, the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week, Nay, Year, Nay, EVER!

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the accused pleading not guilty, and police claiming he "sniffed" the boy. See Update No. 1 on the charges against the suspect.The question is not whether 425-pound Victor Joseph Espinoza tried to snatch a 10-year-old boy from soccer practice in Santa Ana ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2012

    'Rock of Ages,' or 'Hair Metal: The Musical'

    Adam Shankman, et al. make you happy you missed the Sunset Strip, circa 1987

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Burger King Introduces Apple-Topped Burger in Japan

    ​If it would seem a bizarre coincidence that Burger King in Japan is introducing a grilled apple-topped burger the same week Apple unveiled its new iPad, it probably is. But that isn't stopping a few bloggers to make the enticing connection, especially because BK Japan also named a Whopper after W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    5 Most Important Video Game-Related News Stories of 2011

    ​2011 has come and gone, and the year that seemingly slipped right past us was full of major events--some of which may very change the landscape of the video gaming industry forever. Everything from new a new Nintendo console to the death of a computer pioneer was all crammed into the previous yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    OC Pioneers Who Were Klan Members: Arthur E. Koepsel, Chair of the OC Republican Party Central Committee

    ​I'm not going to write TOO much about Arthur Koepsel here because...well, you'll read more this Thursday in our paper. But, of course, whenever it comes to the pioneers of Orange County, first we must consult their self-published bios as included in Samuel Armor's collection. So, let's hear it, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Creme Tangerine in Costa Mesa

    ​The number one spot this week goes to the Black Keys' new release, El Camino.Here are the top five selling records this week from Creme Tangerine at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, (714) 932-0552.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    PS Vita's Six Most Glaring Flaws (So Far)

    ​I can't wait to buy the PlayStation Vita. Considering how much mileage I got out of Sony's previous handheld, the PSP, it's a no-brainer that the Vita will be of great use to gamers on the go like me. The device can play games that look almost as good as the PlayStation 3, and compared to Nintend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    11/11/11: Nigel Tufnel and 311 Duke it Out

    ​ While people around the world are celebrating This is Spinal Tap hero Nigel Tufnel's day (yes, we expect to be greeted by "But this goes up to 11!"  everywhere), we're rooting for the underdog and championing bro rock band 311's right to claim 11/11/11 as well. (It is another kind of "311 D ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011

    Jhina Alvarado Offers a Time Capsule

    'Cinema Verite' at JoAnne Artman Gallery shows how the artists preserves humanity the old-fashioned way

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Flickr Facebook Photo of the Week: Costa Mesa Apple Store Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

    ​Fans and customers alike leave their condolences for Steve Jobs at the South Coast Plaza Apple store location. The store also held a "lights out" by turning off the Apple sign in front of the store in Jobs' honor last night.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Seven Bizarre Steve Jobs Memorial Items on eBay

    ​And the ambulance chasers are off: Just hours after the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was announced, eBay is already filled with dozens of "memorial items."Your always expected T-shirts and stickers are there, sure, but what about a domain name going for $14K? Or an iDead decal for your bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    No iPhone 5 vs. Tupac's Real Killer: Which News is Bigger Today?

    ​So now that everyone is disappointed that Apple didn't introduce the iPhone 5 and instead introduced a version of the iPhone 4 with a better camera, we turn our attention to our sister paper LA Weekly's big news today: that Tupac Shakur was ordered killed by Sean Combs, then known as Puff Daddy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race 2

    ​Last night's episode of The Great Food Truck Race took the remaining five trucks to Manhattan. Not that one. Manhattan, Kansas. The so-called "Little Apple", a small college town with a population of over 50,000. And emphasis was made on simplifying dishes and how college kids wouldn't have much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Five Films Not Appropriate to Watch Drunk, and the Drinks to Best Enjoy Them By

    ​During the summertime, every day is a good day for a Bloody Mary or mimosa--especially after work. And the film industry knows it--there's currently a deluge of movies begging for a soused-up audience making the cinematic rounds: The Hangover Part II, Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Moments in Video Games

    Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Bottle-Your-Own-Olive-Oil Store Opens at The Irvine Spectrum

    ​Why yes, it is an olive oil and vinegar store at the Irvine Spectrum.  Anne Marie was actually the one who noticed it, being the intrepid explorer she is.Open last week, the store, is sort of like a gourmand's Sweet Factory, where you can mix and match flavors of oil and have it bottled on- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Rebecca Black, 13-Year-Old Millionaire?

    ​Who's laughing now? All of Rebecca Black's haters can naysay all they want, but said that Black's song "Friday" has been downloaded over two million times. Apple's payment agreement decrees that Black will receive .70 cents for every download.  That means she's already earned $1.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Art of iPhone Photography

    Facebook photo albums are littered with the digital debris of people spontaneously whipping out their iPhones and snapping the most mundane images. Kittens, gay beefcake, drunken frat parties, new babies, Republican Congressmen answering Craigslist postings; an influx of images, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    OC Music Awards At the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Click here to see the photos!The OC Music Awards really give new meaning to the phrase "awards season." A months-long competition like this really starts to test the resolve of even the most intrepid music blogger. Last night saw the Gypsy Den's small stage hosting p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    CPK ASAP at South Coast Plaza Closed

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Searches for the "Ghetto" at Westminster Mall

    ​On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Dueling Dishes: Sushilicious vs. Kaisen

    Edwin Goei SushiliciousOn this episode of Dueling Dishes we pit two revolving sushi houses. Sushilicious is the newcomer; Kaisen is the long-established contender. But this week, we're not comparing just a single dish between the two of them. Since one dish can literally constitute just one b ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 1, 2010

    Little Games Are Big Business at Armor Games

    These guys take 'casual' games very seriously

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    A Sad Day For Internet Streaming: Day After the Death of Lala

    Correction... Lala: Where music played​It's not like demise of ultra popular music streaming site is shocking to anyone who actually used it. You've had plenty of time to prepare, although, of course, that doesn't make it suck any less. 

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    10 Reasons God Hates California

    ​Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    An Interview With Jeff Dobkin & Jason Coulston of Hidden Kitchen

    Chad Sengstock ​You might remember Hidden Kitchen, the spectacular but clandestine restaurant experiment that a foursome of aspiring restauranteurs (Jeff Dobkin; his wife, Julie Thompson-Dobkin; Holly Roberts; and her husband, Jason Coulston) opened up a few nights a week in borrowed space a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Expect a Big Crowd at Thursday's OC Microsoft Store Opening

    ​The Microsoft mall gods have blessed the Shops at Mission Viejo with the honor of being home to the second ever Microsoft retail story in the world. Why Mission Viejo? We're betting they want to staff the store with Nadadores, but who really knows.The store opens Thursday. The Mission Viejo Dispa ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 7, 2009
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    November 4, 2008
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    July 25, 2008

    Last Night: Yaz, Psychedelic Furs @ Pacific Amphitheater

    Yaz, Psychedelic Furs at Pacific Amphitheater on July 24, 2008 Better Than: trying to find that 1980's cassette mix tape in your garage. Download: Nobody's Diary (Origin of Essex Remix) from the Official Yaz Homepage "You have been brilliant, we have been Yaz.". Alison Moyet (Vocals) couldn't ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Film Pick of the Weekend: Digital Filmmaking by Mike Figgis

    I'm writing this while taking a break from a particularly arduous experimentation with Apple's iMovie '08 program. Despite being billed as extremely user friendly for the casual home filmmaker, I'm having a lot of trouble getting it to do things that I think should be pretty basic. Basically, I can ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Accidents Will Rappin'

    How Sparrow Love Crew became the indie rocker's Jurassic 5

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007
  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    CD Review

    Deerhoof, Friend Opportunity (Kill Rock Stars)

  • Food

    October 26, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Melts in Your Mouth and in Your Hand: Heaven on Spoon

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Scott Weaver

    The renaissance man shares some of his favorite things

  • Food

    July 28, 2005
  • Film

    June 5, 2003

    Gods and Sea Monsters

    They call me Bruce

  • Food

    March 6, 2003

    Piscean Post-Prandials

    Five birthday desserts, free like your mom

  • Columns

    January 30, 2003

    The Future Is Loud

    Facing the music at NAMM

  • Columns

    May 30, 2002

    Summery Judgment

    Jim already spent his summer vacation. Now he wants yours

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