Meeting Roland Rubalcava for the first time was a bit nerve-wracking. It's not often we're asked to interview someone who's friends with El Jefe. Yet Roland was more unassuming and chill than many of our subjects, despite the constant ebb and flow of regulars filtering through the market. From his s ... More >>
"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 >>
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.
A short history of an art form's long passing
Even with the surprising, okay, VERY surprising news that Taylor Swift's latest album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies in its first week, almost everyone can agree that the music biz is in a heap of trouble. Labels and artists alike are scrambling to make a buck any way they can. Sometimes this co ... More >>
Let's say you want to help build the case for Newport Beach resident, former Mater Dei High School and quarterback starter Matt Barkley of USC winning the Heisman Trophy.There's an app for that.
Emily's ArmyDiPiazza's7/20/12It isn't every night that a show at DiPiazza's is packed to the brim with teenage girls--unless East Bay pop-punk band, Emily's Army is listed on the lineup. Originally hailing from Oakland, the band decided to name themselves after Max and Cole Becker's (vocals and guit ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Turn your photos into tangible things. Like post cards! And pillows!
When I tried sushi at The Venetian Gentlemen's Club, I knew Dave would make for a good On the Line feature. Working in the service industry for 18 years, he gets a great deal of satisfaction from pleasing others with his cuisine. If you're down with hot women and cold sushi, he recommends making ... More >>
Sitting down for lunch at Twisted Vine in downtown Fullerton, Dave Fernandez and I talked about family, restaurant reviews and great wines. It wasn't quite a business meeting, more like two friends sharing a bite to eat. Of course, he periodically checked his iPhone for incoming reservations, men ... More >>
Friday night. Bootlegger's Brewery. It's my first time there, and I don't know what to drink. Luis Flores passes over a Mason jar of the Spring Saison, and I'm good for the next couple of hours. I get an insider's view of the Viking Truck's operation (and leave smelling delicious). There's Frank, ... More >>
The OC Music Awards announced the launch of its free iPhone app today featuring interviews, photos and playlists of bands participating in the nine-week competition. We here at Weekly World Headquarters were rightly hooked by the word "free," and proceeded to tap furiously at the faces of our pho ... 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).
[Trendzilla] IPhone app lets you create your own Japanese-style photo booth
Earlier this morning, Anne Marie posted about the Girl Scout Cookie ban proposed by a Girl Scout named Taylor from Ventura, California. It set my blood boiling, especially this quote:"But most disturbing to me and my family, is that they've also admitted to already have placed transgender boys th ... More >>
Los Angeles band the Aggrolites (famous for popularizing "dirty reggae") rang Orange County into the New Year in 2011, and now they're back to celebrate the first moments of 2012 with fans in Long Beach. Singer Jesse Wagner spoke with us about what 2011 held for the band and what 2012 will bring. ... 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 >>
WRPICollege radio stations have long given a microphone to local musicians and DJs looking for an audience (and people who wanna talk about stuff), but like many awesome campus institutions, they're endangered by the swinging budget ax. Over the past few years, more than a dozen student-run stati ... More >>
Hawthorne Heights is working on a video for their song "Oceans," and they want their fans to be in it. The video is about missing a deployed loved one, so they're asking people for short videos of themselves. All you have to do to be part of it is hold up a photo of a deployed loved one and say ... More >>
Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>
Yep, it's been a whole year: Ben & Jerry's free cone day is coming up on Tuesday, April 12. And as much as we love classics like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, why not try one of four new (or newish) flavors? There's even one that contains chocolate-covered potato chips. And it's tastier th ... 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 >>
UPDATED, 1:59 p.m.: About 20 Disneyland workers stood outside the driveway that leads into the Grand Californian for a press conference announcing a class-action lawsuit against Disneyland. Although the suit portends to represent more than 20,000 Mouse minions, it was strictly a Unite HERE/progre ... More >>
Though Irvine has risen in the past decade as one of the county's best dining cities, chains still rule the land of Agran--and they propagate like Tribbles. Proof in point: two Mexican chains opened their doors in the past month: Chipotle in Westpark and Chronic Taco in Woodbridge. Both offer m ... More >>
Trying to stop the auction of your father's foreclosed home is a gut-wrenching experience, and a Weekly reader was kind enough to share his tale of trying to delay the inevitable--by doing a Steve Carrell bit.The scene-by-scene after the jump.
Dave LiebermanAre you one of those people who can't just sit and eat a plate of food without having to line it up, fiddle for three minutes with f/stops, autofocus and light meters, and get that perfect shot? ("If I can just catch the glisten of the pesto on the open-faced chicken sandwich, I'll ... More >>
Edwin GoeiYou'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!
I have no clue why iPhone flipped my photo like this...Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...If you go to the original Taco Adobe in Orange (not ... 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, being an OC native and, of course, music.I'm lucky (and eternally grateful) to be able to travel as much as I do fo ... More >>
A 31-year-old man was arrested after sheriff's deputies found his wife beaten and bound in duct tape in the bathroom of their Lake Forest home.After turning himself in, Alireza Sazegari was held on suspicion of witness intimidation, spousal abuse, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, and ... More >>
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyWe should have seen this coming from the California Republican party's greatest geek politician, the man who posed with an iPhone on the cover of the Weekly and who, as we long ago predicted he would, ran the most Snakes On a Plane-like campaign (plenty of hype, laughed ... More >>
Beginning July 1, all corporate-owned (i.e., not franchised) Starbucks locations will offer free, unlimited, registration-free Wi-Fi to all customers.
Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyNo, we didn't bring a real camera.Being a snazzily dressed member of a well-liked, dance-rockin' local band: Seems cool, right? But you've got to put up with some bullshit if you want to make it big. Like taking gigs at college campuses an hour south of where anyone k ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The OC-based website captures the true, bizarre essence of the people-watching-est place on Earth
If we were the iPhone app-acquiring sort -- actually, just if we had a coveted iPhone 3G -- we'd snap up this thingy from public-disclosure advocacy org Sunlight Labs. It's one of baced on Layar's "augmented reality" doohickeys, whereby you point your phone a certain direction and see, on the dis ... More >>
Convention floor. Rorschach started to turn around like I was trying to take a picture of him. I was not. Poor guy.We hit the first-ever Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center this past weekend, and it was a busier-than-expected, promising start, full of roller derby gals, dudes ... More >>
It's not much, but consider this meager post the first preemptive stitch to our coverage of the Street Scene '09 festival happening in Sand Diego this weekend, Aug. 28-29. Before you say anything, we know that San Diego is not in Orange County. Though it could be argued that some cities at the as ... More >>
Before you die, you hear the Black Box.Oh jeez. Is this "Free Crap That Came In The Mail" or am I starring in my own version of The Ring?
Hmm, I just paired the words "memorial service" with the word "Twitter" and an exclamation point. I guess I'm going to hell.Anyway, if watching the televised coverage of this morning's Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center isn't enough for you (and why would it be? never enough dead ... More >>
twenty_questions / Flickr / Creative CommonsAlright! Orange County journalist can move up in the newspaper world! Check it out: Veteran Register reporter Greg Hardesty is in the pages of the New York Times.I mean, ok, he's not writing for the Gray Lady. He's just a source in one of those horrible tr ... More >>
Friday's Grand Duchy show at Detroit Bar was a real treat. For some reason, I kind of forgot that the show was that day, and hadn't made the proper arrangements to attend, and was essentially turned away at the door when I got there. That was a bummer, for sure. I was able to check out Venus Infers ... More >>
LA-area bands The Parson Red Heads, The Fling, The Monolators and Crash Kings (OK, the Fling are from Long Beach) played an excellent show last night at Detroit Bar. For only 5 bucks! The only problem is that pretty much no one was there to see it.
Edwin Goei Saturday, April 25, 2009 -- A day in which I attempt to hunt down the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck. Here's how it went down: 12:12 p.m. I get an e-mail tip that Kogi's going to be in Buena Park tonight, at the same location they ended up in last Wednesday night. I am eating car ... More >>
Hey, so sorry for not being very update-y last night: my iPhone's Internet apparently decided that we were no longer on speaking terms, and I didn't have any time to make it over to the LUXURIOUS PRESS TENT! because I was too busy seeing shows, man. So allow me to make up for lost time here.Paul McC ... More >>
Now, I'm not one that typically falls for the latest gadgets—MacBook Air? Cool, but I'd probably break it. And I'm probably going to need a CD-ROM drive. iPhone? I'd probably break that, too... not to mention I'd rather stick with my much cheaper T-Mobile plan. I am, however, a sucker for cute ... More >>
'The Imaginary 20th Century' takes us forward into the past
Nicole Kidman had a pre-taped greeting to promote The Invasion, Joel Silver's latest remake of the Body-Snatcher story in which the aliens are microbes this time. The interview was full of jump-cuts -- had the feel of something that was creatively edited after the fact. Nic had nothing interesting t ... More >>
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