By: Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Congressman turned $1 million Costa Mesa home rental into pigsty
Kyndall Jack and Nicholas Cendoya, the teens who went missing in Trabuco Canyon on Easter Sunday before being found in different spots in the middle of the week, will not be billed for the massive search, which utilized various nonprofit, private and governmental resources (as well as scores of volu ... More >>
If you're like us, the arrival of April means Record Store Day is almost upon us. On April 20, our favorite LBC music shop Fingerprints is celebrating in a big way. This year the shop's in-store performance lineup boasts FM alt-rockers Jimmy Eat World along with L.A.'s own Best Coast, Grammy-winning ... More >>
This is no April Fool's gag, but the joke's on Anaheimers: Three-time city councilwoman Lucille Kring successfully campaigned last year as an 'independent' politician. "I have...no special interest support," she told working-class Latinos at an Anna Drive candidate forum last October. "I always say ... More >>
Another non-April Fool's announcement that begged a rubbing of the eyes: Anaheim Police Chief John Welter announced his retirement today. His 42-year career in law enforcement will come to an end effective May 16, 2013. Before taking over for Chief Roger Baker in Anaheim nine years ago, Welter spent ... More >>
It's too early for April Fool's, so we had to take seriously the news floating around Facebook this morning, when our friends at The Bruery posted the following excerpts (the full message can be found online):We at The Bruery regret to announce that we will be closing our retail shop & tasting a ... More >>
Just when we think we've seen it all, along comes the sweet smell of hazelnut lawsuits. Sounding more like an April Fool's scheme, this comes courtesy of Ferrero USA, Inc., the makers of Nutella. You know, that product Kobe used to hawk (and the only sports reference you'll ever see me make).Here's ... More >>
J&D'sYou know it had to happen. Someone decided to bring together the world's two greatest inventions, sex and bacon. Introducing bacon lube. For sex that sizzles. For bacon lovers. For porking--with pork.
UPDATE, SEPT. 6, 2:59 P.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines pleaded guilty today to severely injuring a cyclist in a mid-day hit-and-run crash while driving with a blood alcohol level of .24 percent, three times the legal limit. The 38-year-old Huntington Beach resident accepted a co ... More >>
You may know "Weird Al" Yankovic" as the "Eat It" guy (check out his bio on Twitter). After all, until 2006 his parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was his highest charting single. And although he's made a name out of using other artists' songs to write funny stuff, he's gotten a lot of critica ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 3, 9:36 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines turned himself in to an Orange County court this morning on a $250,000 arrest warrant and was to be arraigned immediately on felony drunken driving and hit-and-run charges that could keep him in state prison for nearly seven ye ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 27, 10:08 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines began drinking April Fools Day morning at Schooner or Later bar in Long Beach, became heavily intoxicated and early that afternoon climbed behind the wheel of his Chevy pick-up, swerved into a bicyclist who was thrown 70 fe ... More >>
[Locals Only] Super session drummer's new release is the whole bizarre gift package
It all started with a simply stated status update on Mucho Musica's Facebook page. On April Fools' Day, Ricky Garay, the popular Latin Alternative producer of Mucho Wednesdays in downtown Los Angeles announced, "Today we'd like to share that April will be the last month of weekly Mucho parties a ... More >>
Schroeder: Walks on the wild side?He dines with judges, travels on vacation with congressmen, and is known as an expensive red-wine connoisseur who can lecture on the intricacies of corporate tax policy and obscure voting regulations.But who knew Michael J. Schroeder is also, gasp, a Lady Gaga fa ... More >>
LEFT: concept design for Bioshock's "Little Sisters", RIGHT: the final designCreating an original video game character is a long, difficult process. Many of the characters that we have grown to love, in fact, had to undergo numerous design changes before their look becomes finalized. The Big Dadd ... More >>
Flickr user klaraThe cruel April Fool's joke notwithstanding, has an In-N-Out been installed in a former yogurt shop on 23rd and Park Avenue South?
Growlers-"Acid Rain"In case this news got lost in your April Fool's Day shuffle last week, Costa Mesa ban the Growlers recorded some songs for Daytrotter, adding yet another notch to their ever-expanding hipster cred. They also made some videos of it. Well, someone did. Someone who doesn't kno ... More >>
Stouffers To Include Suicide Prevention Tips On Single Serve Microwavable Meals Ah, The Onion,where every day is April Fools Day. This newest clip from the people who do fake news for a living first debuted last week. It's so brilliant I decided to share it this week, because like I said, it can be ... More >>
We recently got a shocking/exciting announcement that the mega-awesome All Tomorrow's Parties festival would finally be coming back to Long Beach. Are you excited? We sure as hell as are! Click the jump to see all the details.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] In honor of April Fools' Day, Jim Gilchrist puts on the sombrero and bandoliers this week
The Robster!Rob Schneider...the man, the myth, the stand-up legend? Okay, maybe that's overstating the case. Still, between "The Richmeister" from SNL, Deuce Bigalow, and the guy who says, "You can do it!" in The Waterboy, Schneider has carved out an odd little niche for himself in our comedy con ... More >>
April Fools Day is shaping up to be a busy day for the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 1, for this year's April 22-29 run.That's the same day the 2010 entries will be officially announced for the 11th annual festival.
It's an eerily quiet malicious-lie-masquerading-as-hilarious-joke April Fools' Day, but here's a show: Cat Party, part of our Citizen Blast local music compilation from last fall, are playing the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest tonight. They're going on at 11, with The Guilty Hearts and The Stabbings op ... More >>
Everyone likes to get in on the fun on April Fools' Day, but perhaps not everyone should.
Thirty days after April Fool's Day, Editor & Publisher magazine named Orange County Register boss Nelson Christian Anderson "Publisher of the Year" for the entire nation. Though you may have laughed, that wasn't the inadvertent chuckle line about Anderson, who could pass as the father of both u ... More >>
A variety of stories lurching forward this morning… It looks like the most special of all special elections is finally over, and Janet Nguyen is the new First District Supervisor, winning by a total of 3 votes. Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner rejected Trung Nguyen's claim th ... More >>
Only four days after OC was named the third wealthiest county in the country (with 113,299 millionaire households), news comes that Irvine is taking measures to ensure low-cost housing remains available. Given the state of low-cost housing in OC (mostly nonexistent), and the fact that the LA Times ... More >>
Rating the sides in the April 1 Arizona-Mexico border free-for-all