• Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Glenn Stewart, Ex-Banker and Lesbian Vampire Killers Producer, Slashed from Ponzi Scam Suit

    A wealthy Saudi Arabian family has settled a federal lawsuit against a Newport Beach man who had been accused of being a key player in a $9 billion global Ponzi scheme. The Algosaibi family and its partnership Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers issued a press release this week announcing their suit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Aria International Supermarket Sold To Bahraini Mall Developer

    Aria International Supermarket in Tustin, which opened last year in March in the ginormous space previously occupied by Sears Home Essentials, has been sold to Ansar Gallery International, a shopping mall developer based in Bahrain. The market remains in operation, as is the in-store restaurant, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    [UPDATED with Hot Gassing Defended:] Christopher Jordan Dorner War Is Over!

    See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Le Pain Quotidien Opens Today in Fashion Island​You read Anne Marie's preview last week of the new Belgian bakery at Fashion Island by Anne Marie. Today, amid a flurry of press releases the bakery has announced Le Pain Quotidien is officially open.The chain, which started in Brussels in 1990, went on to conquer th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    First OC Outpost of Belgian Bakery Chain To Open At Fashion Island​Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery started by a Belgian chef, has conquered the rest of the world, including Bahrain, Japan and India.  L.A. has a dozen already.  Now the first Orange County outpost is planned for Fashion Island, the first in Orange County.

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    It's Friday All Day

    [Mental Notes] Rebecca Black is this year's Antoine Dodson

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Friday' by Rebecca Black from Anaheim Hills

    ​Rebecca Black "Friday" Ark Music FactoryDon't give us that look--who could be better for a Beat Blvd. entry? She's totally local (from Anaheim Hills), she's got a new release, and let's face it, if everyone isn't actually talking about her, the fact that you're reading this via the Net means th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Why Can't Pollo Campero Come to Orange County?

    Flickr user scaredy_cat​QSR Magazine reported earlier this week that Pollo Campero--a chicken chain specializing in Central American-style fried chicken--was opening a branch in Walt Disney World. Good for them, but in visiting their website to try and steal an image, I realized something rather d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    McKinney Follows UC Irvine Speech With Israeli Detention [UPDATED, THE SEQUEL]

    UPDATE: MCKINNEY IS ON HER WAY HOME, REPORTS ATLANTA-JOURNAL CONSTITUTION ...Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) is shown speaking at UC Irvine May 13 as part of the Muslim Student Union's controversial, three-week "Israel: The Politics of Genocide" teach-in. Here she makes the c ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    OC Oldsters Rock at LA Marathon

    Only one surprise in the elite field at the 23rd Los Angeles Marathon yesterday ... 9 of the top 10 finishers being the usual flock of 5-foot, 102-pound Kenyans. (The dude listed as from Bahrain and the one from Marietta, GA? Kenyans.) How the hombre from Mexico snuck into sixth place, we have no id ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2007


    Banned in his home country, as usual, Iranian Jafar Panahi scores with his sports movie Offside as social commentary

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Omar in Qatar

    Last year Omar Chatriwala moved from Austin, Texas to Orange County to help get Squeeze OC off the ground. Recently he decided to move again, this time from Orange County to Qatar to help get Al Jazeera's English-language channel off the ground. Chatriwala's blog, OC in OC, is among the most popular ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2002
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    July 18, 2002