[Trendzilla] Ben Yoshiharo looks to Kickstart his ingenious invention
Toasting computer love, a genocide musical and a Midwestern odyssey
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 >>
[Hey, You!] A journey into the mind of a liberal-hating industrialist
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 >>
[Trendzilla] The new Fashion Island boutique is the first West Coast outpost of the retail cult hit
[Trendzilla] Canning, pinhole photography and other great things to learn this summer
The Internet is just catching up today to the Burritob0t, the manic creation of New York University grad student Marko Manriquez. It's exactly what it sounds like: a robot that makes burritos."Because the burrito is a mass market consumable, it lends easily as a way for examining and stimulating di ... More >>
A federal grand jury has indicted two Southern California residents for an odd, illegal shopping spree for iPhones.Matthew An and Sam June Kim face six federal charges including passing counterfeit currency and conspiracy, according to records at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.The ... More >>
First reported by Michelle, we ended up at South Coast Collection's The Iron Press last week for a friends and family unofficial opening. Beer taps and waffle irons abounding, we took a seat at their counter to check things out.In a building directly across from OC Mart Mix, the windowed, corn ... 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 >>
Download the Flashlight iPhone app, or if you're old-school, get out the scented Bath & Bodyworks candles. Orange County may be in store for the Summer of Rolling Blackouts, thanks to ongoing troubles at San Onofre.
[Disclaimer: All photos were taken in a dimly lit space. Between my camping flashlight and iPhone, there's only so much visual aid this Forker can provide. And may we remind you that chocolate is brown to begin with. As a supervisor used to say, "Brown: Working hard to be your favorite color."]In ... More >>
The city of Irvine proudly proclaims itself America's safest city, and it surely is when it comes to your garden variety rapes, assaults and murders. But even America's safest city must deal with scam artists, boiler room operators and FBI informants who infiltrate mosques. Indeed, it's that ball ... More >>
Stories of Joe Youkhan's arancini reached my ears long before his truck of many colors hit the road. I was invited to a couple of pre-launch events, but it was during a really busy period at work and I had my head buried in software design rather than in luxe lonchera launchesThe truck doesn't ke ... More >>
Channel4.com via Riverfront TimesA very merry Christmas to you and yours from us here at OC Weekly! Enjoy all of the highlights from Stick A Fork In It this week in this blog entry and we'll see you after the holidays!
Dave LiebermanLast week, I talked about how easy it was to make panisses, and the photo (taken with my old iPhone, yeah, yeah, haters gonna hate) had some empanadas in the background. Empanadas are, with about $10 worth of equipment you might not already own, the easiest appetizer to make.
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Laron JamesI think I smell a sequel to the Craigslist Killer movie here. An appropriate title: the Hellacious Heist in Garden Grove.Garden Grove police arrested two robbery suspects--and are still looking for a third man--after a cell-phone sale initiated on Craigslist w ... More >>
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 >>
Flickr user ubercultureAnother great week wrapped up in the wackiest food blog this side of Fast Food Maven. Legitimate highlights after the jump!
Edwin GoeiWelcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Xoi ga is sticky rice with chicken, a Vietnamese street dish that, if I wanted to oversimplify, closely mirrors Hainan chicken--boiled or ... More >>
Animal Collective promo shot because iPhone camera FAILBig Audio Dynamite was one of my favorite bands when I was a tween. My friends and I even illustrated their songs in classroom doodles. But I'm not in the mood for nostalgia, just some psychedelic, mind-contorting reverb after three songs by ... More >>
Flickr user Robert BanhAnother fantabulous week at Stick a Fork in It, with stories suited for the Diggers, Forkers, and Know Nothings among you! Highlights after the jump!
Within the span of a single week, Nintendo and Sony have set the stage for the latest video-game-system war: the Nintendo 3DS vs the Sony NGP.The two systems are vastly different from each other, and each will appeal to a completely different audience. The Sony NGP (cheesily short for next genera ... More >>
The first Orange County Interwebs Horror Show of 2011 looks for local smoke shops that don't card and lovingly admires a Surf City solo dancer and a bitch who out-Octomoms Octomom.Don't worry, those last two are separate items.
I've never truly understood the appeal of chimichangas, the fried burrito of the Arizona-Sonora region that made their way to Southern California in the 1930s. They're not bad, but I'm the type of guy that likes to grab his burrito, not slice it with a knife (exceptions, of course, for the smothe ... More >>
Jonathan Mann writes a song a day. He's done that for almost two years. Today his song is about the TSA. He doesn't like them. Apparently this song was big on the Internetz today...watch it after the jump.In case that doesn't please you, you can always go to Songatron.com and listen to his ... More >>
After checking their e-mail and playing yet another round of Angry Birds, smartphone users in Long Beach can help de-fuglify the neighborhood.The city has launched "Go Long Beach," a free application for the iPhone and BlackBerry (the Android app will be released in December) that allows resident ... More >>
Disneyland may get the bigger crowds when it comes to earthlings, but Knott's Berry Farm may hold the distinction of being more popular among aliens.That's the take away from the iPhone photo of a UFO snapped just before 10 p.m. Tuesday by Ryan Boone, who was waiting in line to ride the Xcelerato ... More >>
Baby carrots are "extreme"? Whodathunkit? But that's the idea that baby carrot farmers are using to market their product...as if they were junk food. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, as the saying goes. And it's rather genius in its tongue-in-cheek kind of way. The website for the $25 million "Eat ' ... More >>
Brandon FergusonThe SubmarinesDetroit BarTuesday, June 29, 2010Husband and wife pop duo the Submarines have been producing sugary sweet ear candy together since 2006. Singer Blake Hazard sings softly with an aw-shucks demeanor while husband Jon Dragonetti fills it out with poppy guitar and wa ... More >>
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.
A Laguna Hills company that creates applications for mobile and stationary telecommunications, claims to have come up with an app to solve "the deadly texting-while-driving social epidemic."
Editor's note: Correspondent Nathalie Voirin has fired off her fifth update from the CES show in Las Vegas that took place Jan. 7-10. Stay tuned for more of the must-own and ridiculous stuff she spotted! Nathalie VoirinNow your phone can look like a douchebag too! Ed Hardy is now in the phone acces ... More >>
Editor's Note: Having spent hours perusing the Heard Mentality archives for a Concert Year in Review feature running in the print issue that streets Jan. 1, I compiled a Top 10 list of the coolest shows to come through Orange County in 2009. I'm posting one per day for the rest of the year. Jeff ... More >>
Turns out there's an app for . . . everything. Salon Broadsheet blogger Jessica Roy has compiled the Five Most Sexist Iphone Apps.
Photo by Nathan Olivarez-Giles Food trend, meet Motor Trend. The L.A. Times Blog has a report and pictures on a super-pimped out Kogi Scion xD spotted at the L.A. Auto Show. No it's not just a car with Kogi stickers on it: this is as close to a Transformer as we can get -- a car molded in t ... More >>
Costa Mesa's the New Limb, Huntington Beach's Honeypie and some d-bag named Albert stopped by KUCI's Press Pass Music show this afternoon. You can download an mp3 of the entire show, including Honeypie's cover of "I've Just Seen a Face," here; and check out this video of the New Limb covering "Wild ... More >>
The tech press today is chatting about Data.gov, the newly launched website from the federal government. It makes available raw data collected by government agencies as diverse as the National Weather Service to the FBI. I spent the last half-hour trying to find pull some OC-related nugget of knowle ... More >>
Let's cut to the chase shall we? Here's the SCHED-OOLEY! Tuesday (TONIGHT!) 7PM-10PM@2 J's Cocktail Lounge - 120 W Houston Ave in Fullerton Thursday 9:30PM-1AM@Juke Joint - 735 N Anaheim Blvd in Anaheim Saturday 10:30PM-1AM@District Lounge - 223 W Chapman Ave in City of Orange(Posted via iP ... More >>
Well, here we are again. Monday....ew. But for those of you who came along for the ride at Coachella 2009, the memories are probably still cycling around in your brain somewhere. Otherwise, you'd probably be getting some work done instead of trolling the internet looking for the next Albert Ching bl ... More >>
Thank goodness for Beth Stirnaman. If not for her, our Coachella coverage would consist of my blah blahing and iPhone pictures of stages from the crowd, many yards away. Thankfully, she's got a bundle of great images from day two here, so you can put a face to my inspid ramblings. Remember me raving ... More >>
OMG. The inside of Coachella actually exists. After a Homeric oddyssey getting in here, we're watching We Are Scientists on the main stage. Quite a change from the last time I saw them, which was 2006, in front of a few dozen peeps at the Brickhouse in Phoenix, AZ (now closed, I think). They sound ... More >>
Correction: Before you read further, the video and description of the Coachella iPhone App below is NOT THE FREE ONE. This program is not affiliated with the festival. The FREE App, written by Dave Bullock has a few specific differences:1) The official Coachella App is FREE, the program below costs ... More >>
We may have been slightly distracted by Obama's visit to the OC this week, but that didn't stop us from blogging with gusto... Indeed, I tried to guess where the President might eat during his Southland trip (I'm still none the wiser).I also blew the lid off popcorn prices, which have risen an evil ... More >>