Before President Barack Obama just announced 23 executive orders he will issue and a $500 million package and changes in law he will seek from Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in
Connecticut that killed 20 elementary schoolchildren, the Laguna Woods-based California Tea Party called for hi ... More >>
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Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedFYF Fest creator Sean Carlson would've been all of 12-years-old when Hawthorne natives Red Kross made their last album in 1997. Still, he cites some of the band's early releases ... More >>
FYF Fest 2012 just announced its lineup, including performances by Refused, M83 and Beirut. Not only does it look a hell of a lot like this year's Coachella lineup, it's also the first time in nine years that the indie-rock festival has cloned itself for a two-day event. In addition to other to ... More >>
This modest blog's ostensible focus is OC reading, writing, literary people and generally what the highly-opinionated Mr. Bib deems bookly about our benighted, beatific and beloved county but, of course, no county is an island entire of itself, every county is a piece of the continent, a part of the ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella CoverageBy the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
As the possible hate crime killing of Iraqi Muslim Shaima Alawadi in El Cajon has ignited discussions on Islamophobia, Adeela an Orange County-based film in pre-production seeks to explore the dialogue further on the silver screen. The story centers around a young Arab-American Muslim woman who mov ... More >>
Kristen Johnston, who starred in NBC's Third Rock From the Sun, recently appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to promote her new sitcom, The Exes on TV Land. But besides talking about appearing on the new program with Seinfeld's Wayne Knight, Scrubs' Donald Faison and Three Sisters' David Alan Bas ... More >>
box filled with chocolates arrived in Laguna Beach directly from Portland when
Verdun Fine Chocolates & Gifts owner Hamoody Houdroge opened the second
location for the elegant Lebanon-based dessert shop last spring. He drove along Pacifi ... More >>
Photo By Flickr User uc_candideHello, Edward Fortyhands!Not many people can say they get paid to drink. And although I love this opportunity to track down new bars and cheap wine tastings, I need a break this week to cure my, well, hangover. Instead of giving you a new drink to try, I leave you w ... More >>
From a reader a couple of weeks back:I am a LA resident architect guy who plans to come
down south with my Palestinian-German girlfriend to have a fine birthday
meal with dear old Newport Beach friends in OC this Saturday eve.
Inspired by your recent OC Weekly article about Andaluz, we are hopin ... More >>
"What is it about SanTana's power structure that attracts them to moron landlords?" I wondered out loud as a friend drove up Broadway. We passed by a meticulously landscaped building--pretty really. But when it was owned by mega-landlord Mike Harrah a couple of years ago, the structure seemed pulle ... More >>
Orange County's diaspora of ethnicities is finally coming together against a common foe: whitey.
On Saturday, Anaheim's Little Gaza played host to a protest against the ongoing Israeli destruction of Lebanon, as well as US support for Israel's efforts. Some went so far as call the Israelis baby-kill ... More >>
There were an estimated 25,000 Americans in Lebanon, and an estimated 30,000 Canadians. But when the cruise ship Orient Queen departed the port of Beirut towards the safety of the island of Cyprus it was U.S.A. all the way. Anywhere from 1,100 to 1,800 Canadians, all told to assemble for evacuation ... More >>