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April Fools' Day

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Drones Were Flying Around Coachella

    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 >>

  • News

    December 19, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Is Dirty

    [Moxley Confidential] Congressman turned $1 million Costa Mesa home rental into pigsty

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Kyndall Jack and Nicholas Cendoya Will Not Be Billed for Trabuco Canyon Search and Rescue

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Fingerprints Celebrates Record Store Day With Jimmy Eat World, Best Coast and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Lucille Kring, Anaheim Councilwoman, to 'Pop the Cork' in Wino Fundraiser With Resort Elite

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    John Welter, Controversial Anaheim Police Chief, Retires

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Bruery Provisions Closing January 13 :(

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    If You Bought Nutella in the Last Four Years, You May Be Eligible for a Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Bacon Lube: For Pork-Flavored Porking

    J&D's​You 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.   

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    [UPDATED with Conviction:] John Hines, Long Beach Fire Captain, Guilty of DUI Hit and Run of Cyclist

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Weird Al's 10 Darkest Moments

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    [UPDATED with Arraignment:] John Hines, Long Beach Fire Captain, Arrested for Felony Hit and Run

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    [UPDATED with Charges, Drunk-Ass Claims:] John Hines, Long Beach Fire Captain, Arrested for Felony Hit and Run

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Josh Freese Introduces Us to 'My New Friends'

    [Locals Only] Super session drummer's new release is the whole bizarre gift package

  • Columns

    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    'Mucho' Moves Onward and Upward

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Mike Schroeder Did WHAT Last Night With Lady Gaga?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Video Game Characters and Their Original Designs

    LEFT: concept design for Bioshock's "Little Sisters", RIGHT: the final design​Creating 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Is There A Hidden In-N-Out In New York?

    Flickr user klara​The cruel April Fool's joke notwithstanding, has an In-N-Out been installed in a former yogurt shop on 23rd and Park Avenue South?

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Videos: The Growlers Record Live for Daytrotter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    The Onion: Stouffers To Include Suicide Prevention Tips On Single Serve Microwavable Meals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    All Tomorrow's Parties Festival Coming Back to Long Beach!

    ​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.

  • Columns

    April 1, 2010

    ¿Ask a Minuteman?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] In honor of April Fools' Day, Jim Gilchrist puts on the sombrero and bandoliers this week

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Rob Schneider! Makin' Copies! At the Brea Improv!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Newport Beach Film Festival Tickets on Sale Thursday

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    TONIGHT: Cat Party at the Gypsy Lounge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Music-Inspired April Fools' Day Jokes Meet Mixed Results

    Everyone likes to get in on the fun on April Fools' Day, but perhaps not everyone should.

  • Columns

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Journalism's Best, uh, Deep Throat

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    Update-a-palooza

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2006

    The Ghost of Malthus in OC

    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 >>

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    The Disorder at the Border

    Rating the sides in the April 1 Arizona-Mexico border free-for-all

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