[Hole In the Wall] This mini-chain has grown without sacrificing its excellence
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>
First-year medical students at UC Irvine were give special iPads in 2010 that were loaded with enhanced note-taking and recording capabilities, podcasts of topical lectures and other software to supplement self-learning. Today, those same students are reportedly scoring better on tests than the nati ... More >>
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is looking for two older men who abducted a mother with her 18-month-old child in tow and forced her to buy them two iPads at the Stanton Sam's Club.
"Most people offer shelter and food--we are not that," says Greg Sipe says confidently. He's referring to Karma Camp, a nonprofit founded by Sipe and Sean O'Neill, that deals with the ongoing issue of homelessness and mental illness under what they say is a radically new, and bright light. While Si ... More >>
It's Saturday night, and we're in the burbs. After viewing the wait outside BJ's (and realizing we could do better than Hooters), our trio agreed to Red Robin across the way. We spotted an unusual flaming logo, but thought nothing of it.While the Tustin Marketplace location shut down last year, migr ... More >>
Irvine Police are investigating a recent iPad theft where the victim is a man who said he hired an escort through backpage.com and the alleged thief is a woman who was accompanied by two men wielding pepper spray. The now iPad-less one also claims the unthinkable: the "Ashley" who came to his apartm ... More >>
If you ever plan on wearing a Klan robe around Orange County, (either attempting to intimidate minorities or as part of an ill-conceived Halloween costume), the first thing you need to know is that the public response to the sight of your ludicrous cone-head will be immediate. As model/gui ... More >>
Attention: the future of airport food is here. And the best part is, it's exactly like food in the real world, down to the prices and all. I discovered it on a casual travel day a few weeks after the Long Beach Airport's new $45 million concourse began hosting passengers in early December. Hearing a ... More >>
The coffee giant is now offering Square's credit card reader--a small white plastic gadget that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad or Android device--for $10 at 7,000 of its cafes. And if you're new to Square you can apply for a $10 rebate, which makes it essentially free.
It's a Festivus miracle!A 5-year-old Corona boy has been reunited with his missing bike thanks to some dot connecting by Irvine Police Department investigators.
The Lime Truck's action-packed run on The Great Food Truck Race is long behind us, but now you can relive the competition-on-wheels simply by pulling out your phone. "Order Up!! Food Truck Wars" (yes, that's two exclamation points) is a new multi-player mobile game from Irvine-based Superv ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Little Saigon restaurant in Asian Garden Mall makes French-Vietnamese food
SEE OC WEEKLY'S FULL KCON SLIDESHOW HERE! From the parking lot, you could hear the screams. Inside the festival area of Verizon Amphitheater, giddy fans crowded in a massive white tent. A sea of hands holding cameras and cell phones shot up into the air. "Oh, my Gooooood!" girls squealed, ... More >>
Here in OC, we're in no short supply of wonderful farmers' markets, but figuring out which one's happening on when takes some strategizing. Enter California Farmers' Markets, a handy app that sifts through a constantly updated database of 500 markets and sorts them by neighborhood, time, day of the ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The new Fashion Island boutique is the first West Coast outpost of the retail cult hit
Holy shit, Bobby Slayton is a fast talker. When I called the 57-year-old New Yorker for an interview, he didn't answer the phone with a "hello." Instead, it was "Ali fucking Lerman. God damn could your name be anymore Jewish?" Such a warm welcome and oddly enough totally expected from the hyst ... More >>
The last time we checked in with Jose Alday--in December--the Santa Ana 33-year-old was pleading not guilty to accepting bribes from an inmate as a jailer in Seal Beach's for-profit city jail.What a difference five months make, as Alday pleaded guilty to taking money and an iPad in exchange for lavi ... More >>
Orange County prosecutors won convictions today against a Seal Beach City Jail guard who accepted bribes--including an iPad--from an inmate and his family.Jose Alday, a 33-year-old Santa Ana resident, will be shipped to a California prison for two years and is permanently banned from ever again hold ... More >>
There are iPad and iPhone apps that aren't worth the space on your device, let alone 99-cents. But then there those that (if it were real and not a magic trick) would be the killer app of the century. To the amazement of customers at a brewhouse in Munich, this app turns pixels to a seemingly an inf ... 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 >>
With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).
There are things you want, and there are things you need, but some products cross into the very special territory of want-need-now. TopBrewer, developed by Denmark-based Scanomat, is an awe-worthy coffee machine built like a sleek faucet. It can produce four cups of coffee in a minute ... More >>
And I'll end our year-end write-up of lists with this! If it skews a bit toward the Latino side, it's because that's where some of the most exciting cooking was happening in Orange County this year. Enjoy!
UPDATE, DEC. 28, 5:51 P.M.: Seal Beach city detention officer Jose Alday pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today.He has a pre-trial hearing scheduled Jan. 4.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 28, 1:46 P.M.: A Seal Beach city jailer has been charged with accepting bribes, including an iPad and money, in ex ... More >>
Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioEvan with some random weirdo...At last week's KCRW-SaFII Happy Hour at Memphis, Good Food host Evan Kleiman gave everyone an exclusive announcement: she was about to release her own app for the iPhone/iPad universe.Called "Easy as Pie," the app would feature videos an ... More >>
It's that time of the year again. During the tail end of each other, video game developers release their biggest games in order to catch the high potential of sales during the holiday season. This can be a great or daunting time for hardcore gamers. On the plus side, there are a ton of great game ... More >>
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 >>
So yes, there is such as thing as a Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App, a mini "media center for the iPhone and iPad and Android devices." Released by Fox Television Stations, the app includes live video of the trial proceedings, recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of thos ... More >>
Remember Falling Still? The band from LA that compared Orange County to the Midwest? Well, they're running a iPad promotion for the next two weeks. Anyone who likes, follows, or shares their Twitter and Facebook pages are automatically entered to win an iPad. The winner will be announced on Aug. ... More >>
Fullerton police officer Kelly Janeth Mejia was arrested last month for allegedly stealing an iPad from another traveler at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Miami International Airport.This week, the six-year veteran of the department was placed on paid administrati ... More >>
Pan Asian girl band Blush--til now relatively unknown--is creating a viral buzz, thanks to a song called "Undecided" with guest stylings from Snoop Dogg, and a video made entirely on the iPad Brushes app made by Taptrix.
Father's Day is around the corner, and if you're like us, you're just now realizing it. It's okay--you still have time, and OC Weekly is here for you. We decided to make it easy on you and show you some of your options, ranging from simple vinyl record frames to high-tech speaker systems and tu ... More >>
We've sung many praises for our trusty Asian grocery stores--locally, we've got 99 Ranch, Freshia in Tustin, Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa, Thai & Laos Market in Anaheim, all treasure troves of wildly flavorful ingredients at affordable prices. But for the amateurs, or even experienced shoppers, navi ... More >>
Our sister blog Squid Ink and other LA food sites have been writing about Stacked for months. The hook of the restaurant is that each table is equipped with an iPad from which you order and customize your burgers, pizzas and salads via dragging the ingredients on Apple's tablet computer. You pay ... More >>
[Locals Only] UCI student Victor Vasquez's ensemble of high-school musicians get ready to bring an avant-garde multimedia piece to the stage
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 >>
So news is going all around that Yelp added "Hipster" to its possible categories for a location's ambiance (which spelling is correct again?), and the first reaction that came to my mind is "redundant." Isn't Yelp the epitome of hipsterdom, of a sea of shallow reactions and It buzz, with the crea ... More >>
Myspace.comHot artists from Gorillaz to Lupe Fiasco are releasing new material. The cool part? The songs will be available online for download, and the cost ranges from totally free to "name your own price." These artists are among the most creative and challenging in popular music today, so ... More >>
Myspace.com(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, a few OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Eclectic Long Beach rockers Moonshine and the Drugs sing "Sloppy Joe Santa" about ... More >>
[Best of OC 2010] Sé Reed's 10 OC Survival Tips
Remember Mishka the Husky? She was really good at saying "I love you," and is probably the most famous dog on the Internet. She has a Twitter account, a YouTube account, a Facebook fan page (with 20,621 fans), has appeared on TV with Kelly Ripa and Bette Midler--and is now probably the ... More >>
Photo by David BaconSomehow this must have slipped by amid all the hoopla for the Apple iPad: hours were so long and conditions were so bad for Chinese workers making the gizmos that some committed suicide.That was the motivation behind a protest in front of Apple's flagship San Francisco store o ... More >>
Grace Le Lion burgers, teriyaki and bars--OH MY!!Find out more about what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It.
Flickr user idiolectorThe New York Times broke the news in a blog today that Gourmet magazine, famously edited by Ruth Reichl after her stint as the restaurant critic for the Gray Lady and infamously closed down by its parent company Condé Nast, is back.
Here's a more passive way to celebrate Slayer than having a slay-in: Play the Slayer pinball game. The highlight of Slayer: Pinball Rocks is a skull that eats your ball and spits it out through its eye socket. Yummy.
dave77459/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Not the new Apple iPadThe Apple iPad comes out in two days! Excited? Or do you like bacon more than newfangled tablet computer technology? Let your voice be heard at iPadBacon.com, which asks the all important question: which do you prefer, the iPad or fatty, salty, sm ... More >>
Wahoo's Chinese New Year Free Gift from Wahoo's Fan on Vimeo.This Wahoo's Fish Tacos video isn't nearly as funny as that Hitler/iPad spoof using footage from Downfall. It's not even close. But what's weird is that although it's clearly a commercial, it doesn't seem to be directly attributable to t ... More >>
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