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Bakersfield

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Gurmukh Singh, Sikh Immigrant Held in Detention Who Became a Cause Celebré, Reunited with Garden Grove Family

    Gurmurkh Singh, an undocumented Indian immigrant from Garden Grove, was released from the California City Correctional Center where he had been detained for the past several months facing deportation. Denied political asylum as an activist in the separatist movement for Sikh self-determination in In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Restaurant In Villa Park Still Sells "Freedom" Fries, But Doesn't Have a Problem with "French" Toast

    When I saw "Freedom fries" listed on the menu at Bagel Me! in Villa Park (our 2010 Best Bagel winner), I figured I'd stepped into a Republican time portal back to 2003, when Francophobia was at an all-time high thanks to those cheese-eaters' steadfast (and correct) position that invading Iraq was ta ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • News

    February 14, 2013

    Christopher Dorner Ditched Cops' Favorite Tool

    [Moxley Confidential] The Ex-LAPD cop and suspected serial killer denied his pursuers their favorite tracking device: his cell phone

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Guitar Geek Festival To Take Place This Weekend In Anaheim

    While many of musicians, studio types, instrument and accessory vendors from across the globe descend upon Anaheim for NAMM, there's another music expo that's taking place as well. Deke Dickerson is presenting his 10th annual Guitar Geek Festival in Anaheim this weekend, which will be the last time ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013

    Clint Black

    Carpenter Center

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Gustavo on KCRW: Why OC Needs More Black People!

    If you've read me enough over the years--and of course you have! Ustedes love me so with your hilarious hating!--you'll know that one of Orange County's sins that embarrass me the most is the atrocious lack of African-Americans 'round here. As I've written before, out of the top 25 metropolitan area ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012

    Jeremy Cross, Graphic Artist

    [Best Of 2012] The 'dark artist' on his favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Great American SPAM Recipe Championship Now On!

    If you are a hardcore SPAM fan, or want an excuse to hit up another county fair, this might do the trick. The Great American SPAM Recipe Championship is underway in fairs across the country. There's even a kid chef category for a $2,000 cash prize, but our eyes are on the bigger reward. . . .The win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    A Tale of Two 22 lbs. Methamphetamine Busts

    Does methamphetamine now come in 22-lbs. bundles?On Wednesday, two Orange County men were among five people arrested in Kern County after authorities seized about 22 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.That's the same amount of the drug Border Patrol dogs sniffed out of a minivan at the San Clemente c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Man Overboard's Chain Reaction Show is Sold Out, But You Can Still Watch It TONIGHT

    ​Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on ElectricVenue.com. Fans can log in at http://www.electricvenue.com/#/man-overboard-show/4559960491and watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Social Distortion at Fox Theatre Pomona, Feb. 17, 2012

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklySocial D at the Palladium, not the Fox​Social Distortion February 17, 2012 Fox Theatre Pomona For as far back as this OC music fan can remember, the ultimate way to cap off a long week of slacking working for the man has always been to rock the fuck out at a punk rock sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Allied Management Group Special Investigation Unit of Santa Ana Accused of Being Sham Health Care Fraud Finders

    ​Allied Management Group Special Investigation Unit (AMG-SIU) bills itself as "The Total Health Care Fraud, Waste and Abuse Solution." But the Santa Ana fraud finders find themselves at the center of a lawsuit that accuses AMG-SIU of being a "shell company" for corporate greed.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    READ: An Excerpt from Duff McKagan's Memoir, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies'

    ​The following is an excerpt from Duff McKagan's memoir, It's So Easy: And Other Lies, out now via Simon & Schuster. McKagan is a weekly columnist at our sister paper, seattleweekly.com/reverb. He's be signing books at the Barnes & Noble at South Coast Plaza at 2 p.m. on Saturday (901 B So ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011

    Velorio Mix Up Their Sound

    The Bakersfield band inject all their influences, from Nirvana to norteno, into their music

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Stealing a Charity Box!

    ​Ever wonder which of those ubiquitous boxes near cash registers at fast-food restaurants and liquor stores are honest-to-goodness non-profits, and which are scams? Maybe that's what was going through the mind of the gentleman who tried to rip off a charity box from Taco Bell.

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Food Profiling: Hopkins AG Almonds

    ​When I hear the term "nonpareil," visions of candy and Rolls-Royces normally come to mind. To Dustin Hopkins, this is a French term for unparalleled; It's also the variety of almonds his father farms in Bakersfield. What began in 2009 as an alternative means of income in a single market has bloss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Cal State Fullerton Wrestling Pinned to the Mat

    ​Tuesday came and went, possibly taking the Cal State Fullerton wrestling program with it.The university in September informed Titans grapplers they would have to raise $450,000 by March 1 if they wanted their sport to remain on campus."It doesn't look like we're going to make it," head coach Dan ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 27, 2011

    Forever 21 Is Foreverywhere

    [Trendzilla] The fast-fashion giant is coming to a mall near you

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Jason Bailey Discrimination Suit Against Anaheim Ducks Begs the Question: Jews Play Hockey?

    ​Jason Bailey, a right winger who formerly played in the Anaheim Ducks organization, is suing the NHL franchise for religious discrimination, claiming his former coaches with the Bakersfield Condors minor-league team continually harassed him because he is Jewish.A pro sports team in a town settled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Social Distortion at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyMike Ness​Social DistortionJanuary 12, 2011House of Blues AnaheimCelebrating their ten-year anniversary, House of Blues Anaheim smartly booked Social Distortion for a high-energy, sold-out birthday party. Social D is no stranger to the House of Blues Anaheim, having played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Supreme Court Weighs Orange County Poop

    ​The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to let Orange County's poop go . . . to Kern County.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    New UCI Research Will Have You Looking at Earthquakes and Lawns Differently

    UC Irvine researchers have discovered new ways to look at earthquakes and your front lawn. No, not how shakers rip up your green playground. We're talking one study that dispels notions about how experts estimate the potential for the next so-called "Big One," and a second that disproves the idea th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Five Awful Office Food Smells

    8182757@N05 @ flickr.com CC BY 2.0Please, please, no more cod, sauerkraut and marinara sauce casserole!​All right, look. Nobody likes the person who whines about the smells in the office all the time, and it's a free country, and you can eat what you want in your office......but that doesn't precl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Flier of the Week: The Sequence Tour Kickoff at DiPiazza's

    That's a pretty fun one, right? I like it mainly because the guy on the left is dressed as Solid Snake. The rest are all video game characters, too, and there's even more video game fun on their MySpace (Squirtle!). Plus, it promises a party. Who doesn't like parties? Punch bowls, pin the tail on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Child Molester Who Worked For Dana Rohrabacher?

    Singing & Dancing in Prison?At least twice a month, someone asks me: Where is Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, the Orange County conservative activist who worked for years as a Washington, D.C. aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and is now a convicted serial child molester?Answer: McFarland, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Orange County Register Readers Meet Their Nuttier Competition

    *UPDATEDIt appears Orange County Register readers watch the Channel 4 news. Or, at least, some of the comments left on KNBC's online version of a breaking story about a man committing suicide this morning on the altar of Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove read as if they could have been lifted from o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Santa Ana Bores Forbes

    Santa Ana, boring? Our hopping county seat, where dudes kidnap boys, bullets rain from the sky, the Cham live free, municipal workers are laid off as trash fees rise, violent crime has dropped but still rules the county, air conditioners are cranked up to 11 in January, Lamborghini dealerships come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Be on a DVD!

    ZOMBIE FARM, directed by SoCal Independent Film Fest organizer Brian Barsuglia, will be coming out on DVD December 17th, and is currently available for preorder. However, Brian and friends aren't done making the thing yet -- and they'd like YOU to be a part of it. They'll be screening it this Sunda ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Quiet Storms: Jeff Perez Had to Head South to Make Northern Rise

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Feelin' It

    David Serby & the Sidewinders

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Tonight @ Detroit: Totimoshi / Fu Manchu

    Buck Owens is Black Sabbath and Totimoshi knows why: distinctive guitar tone and songs about Satan make a boy from Bakersfield do good, and Totimoshi guitarist Tony Aguilar learned the necessary lessons from both. Central Valley-raised—where he grew up on country/western as much as rock & ... More >>

  • Features

    June 22, 2006

    June Gloom Boom

    Its getting hot in here . . . wait, no it isnt

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Happy Motoring

    USA Today, the newspaper designed for people who'd rather be watching television, brings us news of a new survey ranking the two hundred largest American cities in terms of driving safety. Compiled by Allstate Insurance, the survey measures the average rate at which drivers in a city are involved in ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Welcome Home, Mr. Haidl

    Web Exclusive! Gang rapists finally get shipped to state prison

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    Coming Attractions

    Cast your mind back to one of the grimmer spectacles of the grim days of 2004: the Bush/Cheney reelection campaign. If you recall, it was impossible to tell the difference that year between the official functions of President Bush and the fearmongering and pandering of Candidate Bush. Every official ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 26, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    This Week in Real Rasslin'

    Five-Counties Invitational

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

    LA punks are so OC. Or is it OC punks are so LA?

  • Columns

    June 13, 2002

    Prison Blues

    Visiting time at Wasco State

  • Columns

    May 17, 2001
  • Columns

    May 10, 2001

    Dont Come Back Dead

    Local bands invade Kern County

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Goat Ropers Romp, Blues Lovers Stomp!

    Buck Owens and B.B. King in the same week

  • Columns

    June 3, 1999
  • Columns

    May 13, 1999

    All You Got to Do Is Act Naturally

    A trip to country's real home: Bakersfield

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
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