I suddenly find myself in the market for a car again, which means I will again want an electric car to offset the large carbon footprint I created by driving a Caddy Eldo convertible for years. My quest takes me Saturday morning to Huntington Beach, a one-stop shopping destination for different mode ... More >>
The corner of Redondo Ave. and Broadway is a familiar intersection for Long Beach lunches. First, we were here for cheap Mexican grub out of a makeshift Baja shack attached to the Reno Room and, later, we came for the delicious sandwiches made by the sweet Chinese family next to Baddeleys. But it' ... More >>
This weekend's Jazz: Real to Reel, taking place at Long Beach's Art Theatre, will celebrate jazz's influence in cinema and music through a variety of screenings, music and other activities. The event will also honor Johnny Mandel and Jack Sheldon with lifetime achievement "jazz beret" awards for the ... More >>
[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>
On Tuesday, May 14, the ASUCI DREAMer community and other concerned UCI Anteaters will hold an immigration rally at UCI's Student Center Terrace at noon. The Student Center Terrace will serve as a platform for students, professors, and activists to voice their reasonable angst over the inaction tow ... More >>
See Update Nos. 3-4 on page 3 about social media reactions to the tragedy and 10 new developments via police and media reports.See Update Nos. 1-2 on page 2 about CSUF and Concordia University mourning the loss of the couple, more details about each, video from a press conference by the Titans wome ... More >>
14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>
Long Beach is a great town, a town that likes to pride itself on its diversity, unlike us Neanderthals over in Orange County. Nevertheless, it's a place that boils with racial tension from time to time, as the city has turned from Iowa-on-the-Beach to one of the most diverse towns in the country.&nb ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 21, 3:35 P.M.: It's been pointed out that since this blog mentioned the hospitalization of two young women in their 20s--one for "alcohol-related" complications and the other for an arm injury suffered after falling down--following Chapman University's 2012 Spring Undies Run, we should a ... More >>
The Newport Beach doctor is a UC Irvine philanthropist, Syria's honorary consul general—and the target of activists who call him an apologist for a brutal regime
Spare Parts for Broken HeartsSpare Parts for Broken Heartshttps://www.facebook.com/sparepartsforbrokenheartsA little late with this review, perhaps -- the EP's been out for nearly a year, for a start. But Long Beach's Spare Parts for Broken Hearts have been revving up a bit for the journey to ... More >>
Ian Massey has a funny piece in UC Irvine's New University student newspaper about the ultimate Oscar "snub": the nomination denied a certain Moneyball supporting actor.He would be Mike Gillespie, the head coach of the Anteaters baseball team.
Sarah BennettDengue FeverSept. 9, 2011Fingerprints Record Store, Long Beach Friday should have been designated Dengue Fever Day by the City of Long Beach because the Cambodian psych-pop band's double dose of public appearances is the most the band has been seen in these parts since their latest a ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more images from UC Irvine's world record game.Get ready for some more flying balls. Last year, UC Irvine broke the Guinness World Record for largest dodgeball game, enlisting 1,745 participants for a day of utter mayhem. (See our slideshow o ... More >>
Flickr user evangYou might be thinking to yourself, how could Long Beach, the seventh largest city in California encompassing 50 square miles and home to about a half-million residents, not have a Lee's Sandwiches already. That's what I thought too. But as seemingly ubiquitous as the banh mi chai ... More >>
Henry DenanderPoetry readings are boring. And I'm not just saying that as a guy whose sole exposure to the genre was a force-feeding of Maya Angelou in community college. Nope, I actually read -- and try to write -- the stuff and even I think most of these gatherings are really great if you aresu ... More >>
On this week's episode of Top Chef Masters, the masters went back to school and were blinded with science--edible science! For the elimination challenge, they were paired with scientists from UCLA, Stanford, MIT, and our Anteaters. The task: create a dish that uses a scientific concept, and prese ... More >>
Berkeley DogBerkeley Dog's third and newest outlet soft opens tomorrow at the University Center, across from UC Irvine. Finally, the hot dog stand that emulates (and is supplied by) Top Dog in Berkeley fulfills its purpose: to feed a collegiate body in need of sausage sandwich sustenance. It's ot ... More >>
[Locals Only] The LBC trio talk influences and working with Ikey Owens of the Mars Volta
Right now, if all is going according to plan, a group of UC Irvine students and associates are protesting outside the offices of the Orange County district attorney because the DA has subpoenaed six Anteaters to testify before a grand jury. The students aren't just your typical coeds, but rather ... More >>
Koba Tofu Grill--Irvine's tenth or eleventh (I've lost count) Korean restaurant to serve sundubu jjigae, gurgling cauldrons of soft tofu soup--opens this week in Campus Plaza near UC Irvine in what used to be Blockbuster Video. If it seems serendipitous that their debut coincides with the coldes ... More >>
This week's collection of things on the Interwebs from or about Orange County includes netizen reviews of a car shop, a sandwich shop, UC Irvine dorms, hotspots for meet-ups, Fullerton City Council candidates, San Clemente's immigration checkpoint and Huntington Beach white boys who refer to them ... More >>
summum.us / Creative CommonsHeh. Long Beach pyramid. Heh.Originally posted September 28 at 2:35 p.m. Updated September 29 at 2:13 p.m. with comment from the Union Weekly's editor.It looks like it's the season for local college papers to ingnite politically correct controversies. Yesterd ... More >>
It took jurors less than two hours to agree that Jonathan Huynh strangled and stabbed his 20-year-old girlfriend to death.Huynh, 22, of Mission Viejo, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in last year's slaying of Cal State Long Beach student Kate Su Yi.
B.B. King at the 12th annual Doheny Blues Fesitval in 2009The Long Beach Blues Festival, a 30-year-old tradition delivered by local jazz and blues station KKJZ-FM (88.1), is going on hiatus this year. The two-day fest, which has featured legends such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddle ... More >>
CalState Long Beach Police DepartmentCSULB Police Department sketch of the attacker.So, some person resembling the above picture believed to have attacked and carved the word "IT" into the chest of a transgender student at CalState Long Beach on April 15.
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 >>
California Repertory CompanyThe rest of America's loss is Long Beach's gain when it comes to Festen, currently playing onboard the Queen Mary in the new home of California Repertory Company. Cal Rep, the graduate theater arm of Cal State Long Beach's theater program, has bounced around at several ... More >>
UCI.orgAll's quiet in the center of campus at "second-tier" UC Irvine.Capitol Weekly reports about a radical proposal to spare the UC system major financial pain amid massive budget cuts: close three campuses.Don't worry: UC Irvine makes the cut. Barely.
UPDATE: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER VIDEO FROM THE GAME. Jon WilhiteThe Orange County Flyers are going to try to win one for Jon Wilhite on Monday night. The independent Golden Baseball League team is hosting a night for former Cal State Fullerton Titans catcher who suffered what doctors described as ... More >>
Ali, with a UCI goon trying to intimidate Levin by snapping a shot of himEvery year for the past couple of years, UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union has invited a hilarious hater named Abdel Malik Ali, one so noxious that the Southern Poverty Law Center profiled the pendejo. I'm not sure why the MSU k ... More >>
After essentially quarantining a CSULB student who has received a "probable positive test" (um, is it or isn't it?) for piggy flu, health officials on the Long Beach campus handed out surgical face masks to students on campus who have "been paranoid," according to a Press Telegram report. Only probl ... More >>
Orange County Register: It's all cars, all the time! The driver killed in the early morning Newport Beach crash that severed and mangled a $140,000 '04 Ferrari is identified as "Mask," Huntington Beach's 45-year-old mixed-martial arts promoter and TapouT clothing company founder Cha ... More >>
Freddie Hubbard died today at Sherman Oaks Hospital. He was 70. I've always been a freak for the jazz trumpeter and still remember the first time I caught him live, in the early '80s at, of all places, Carnation Gardens at Disneyland--about as far as one can get from a smoke-filled gin jo ... More >>
Dave Segal moved into Detroit Bar on both Friday and Saturday nights: "Free the Robots' thrilling [Friday] live show blew away Afrika Bambaataa's moldy DJ set. Local upstarts overshadowed a legend!" And on Sat, "DJs Josh One, Hyder, James Pants and Peanut Butter Wolf spun loads of great hip-hop cuts ... More >>
You know who else had lots of supporters? Ted Bundy
Its college: Greater LA MFA should be more insane
Or are you just happy to see the Koos life-drawing workshop?
Overheating In Rush-Hour Traffic Isnt What It Used To Be
University Players Playing With the Pieces
Theres a club for every taste
University Players Twilight
Its the 2001 OC Weekly Theater Awards!