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    December 12, 2013
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    September 26, 2013

    SCART 8th Annual Pet Fair

    Marine Stadium Park

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    August 26, 2013

    The Adolescents - Alex's Bar - August 23, 2013

    By: Jesse La Tour The Adolescents Alex's Bar 8/23/13 The Adolescents, The Middle Class, and The Crowd are all iconic original Orange County punk bands who have inspired thousands, maybe millions, of young people to turn their suburban angst into musical art. They inspired me, a 30-year-old English t ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    February 28, 2013
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    January 24, 2013
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    October 25, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Carrie Fisher

    Brea Improv

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    October 12, 2012

    LTB at Three Seventy Common, Our Drink of the Week!

    Question: How do you drink hard cider without looking like an Birmingham ASBO boy or a girl at her 21st birthday party? It's not exactly a reputation-making drink, though the cider made with our local apples stands up well against anything to come out of Washington, Michigan, or New York.Answer: You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Flavor Flav is 53 Years Old Today AND Has a Chicken Resto in Vegas

    ​Today, Public Enemy member and star of the reality TV series The Flavor of Love is celebrating his birthday. We're posting this to promise Flavor Flav that we'll celebrate it by eating at his newest food venture: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, at 3333 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. On the tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Must-Hear J Dilla Track No. 3: 'Mash'

    ​Had he not passed away on Feb. 10, 2006, beloved hip-hop producer J Dilla would have turned 38 years young Tuesday. In honor of J Dilla's birthday, his passing (Dilla suffered from thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, although is official cause of death is cardiac arrest) and his awesomeness, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Gabriel Zambrano of Soho Taco!

    ​Usually, I don't give a shit about my birthday for reasons no one ever seems to want to understand. But last year, after the accolades heralding my 846th year on this planet, I realized I shared February 3 with a far-more important person: Gabriel Zambrano of Soho Taco.

  • Columns

    January 26, 2012

    Paying It Backward

    [Hey, You!] Acknowledging a kind, drive-thru act

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    January 12, 2012


    Irvine Barclay Theatre

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    August 18, 2011

    The Go Go's at the Greek Theater Last Night

    Falling James/LA WeeklyBelinda Carlisle!​The Go-Go'sAug. 17, 2011Greek TheatreThe Go-Go's are having their second coming. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Beauty and the Beat, as well as getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the band traipsed onstage ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    'I Left My Heart'

    Laguna Playhouse

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    January 6, 2011
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    August 10, 2010

    Lynne Curtin Leaves The Real Housewives of Orange County--and 8 Magical Memories​"Rumor has it that I will not be returning for 'season 6.' That rumor is true!" Lynne Curtin has posted on her Facebook page.Her departure coupled with the arrival of Peggy Tanous means The Real Housewives of Orange County will be the only Bravo Housewives reality show with an all-bl ... More >>

  • Food

    July 29, 2010

    Hog Heaven At BBQ World

    [Hole In the Wall] Comforting Little Saigon butchery offers meat, meat, meat, meat, meat

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    July 8, 2010

    7-Eleven Day Brings Free Slurpees This Sunday

    Flickr user ryanrocketship​This Sunday, 7-Eleven is celebrating their birthday by giving away free Slurpees all day.

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    June 11, 2010

    Mariachi Divas Party With WeeMan in Their First Music Video

    ​ The Grammy-Award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea (we've written about them here before) have just released their first ever music video featuring Jason "Wee Man" Acuña of Jackass fame. Coming in support of the group's soon to be released sixth studio album Viva La Diva, the video for the s ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Hibbleton All Stars

    Hibbleton Gallery

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    May 17, 2010

    Celebrate Bob Dylan's Birthday at Proof Bar, Get A Free Cupcake​Robert Zimmerman came into this earth 69 years ago on May 24, which is why Proof Bar in Santa Ana wants to celebrate his birthday the day before. The Happy Birthday Bob Dylan night will have four local indie/folk-rock bands that cull inspiration from the great Bob Dylan. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Fingerprints' Top 10 This Week

    ​Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. Don't forget to check out the free live performance by Exene Cervenka at Fingerprints Apr ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 10, 2009
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    November 26, 2009

    Poverty-Relief Demand Grows, But So Does "Purposeful Giving"

    ​On a local television newscast this week, Karen McGlinn, executive director of the Costa Mesa-based Share Our Selves (SOS) poverty relief nonprofit, said demand for assistance has jumped 50 percent since the beginning of the year. Heading into its 40th year--SOS was started in 1970 by a small gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Wahoo's Fish Taco Turns 21!

    ​Wahoo's, started in 1988 by a bunch of surfers in Costa Mesa, is about to celebrate its 21st anniversary. The problem is that the founders were so laid-back that nobody really remembers when the first store actually opened. They aren't letting this stop them from having a good time, though, so th ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009


    Queen Mary

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    August 20, 2009

    Miss Coco Peru

    Art Theatre

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    July 28, 2009

    Tim Carpenter's Progressive Democrats of America Turns 5

    Tim Carpenter of PDA.​Tim Carpenter, the longtime Orange County progressive activist who moved back east several years ago and is now national director of Progressive Democrats of America, is in a party mood. That's because his organization, which is at the center of the single-payer healthcare de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Tomorrow: The Deadbeats, Circle One, Shattered Faith and More

    Some dude named Joey is celebrating his 30th birthday tomorrow at the Tropics Lounge in Fullerton with a bunch of cool old punk bands.The bill includes The Deadbeats, an LA-based group formed in 1977 that through 2000, but then broke  up. That is, until they reunited with a slightly different l ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    KSBR Birthday Bash

    Oso Viejo Park

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    May 12, 2009

    Free Cupcake At Sprinkles Today: Update

    Yes, you read that right. Say the word "Candace" at any Sprinkles location and you'll get a free dark choc cupcake in honor of the bakery's founder, Candace Nelson, whose birthday it is today.Hey, Candace, my birthday's coming up in a couple of weeks' time--what do I get?Sprinkles, Corona del ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    A good day to own a record player: Marvin Gaye's 70th Birthday

    With only minutes to go until the afternoon sun leaks through my bedroom windows, I should probably be doing something productive like getting ready for work, finishing up an article or at least mowing the lawn or something. But I'm not, it's my day off. And luckily, it couldn't have come at a bette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Is Real Housewives a Real Guide to OC-Style Parenting?

    Ginia Bellafante writes in today's New York Times that The Real Housewives of Orange County reveals much about Orange County-style parenting.Parenthood supplies a strange and fascinating dimension of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which increasingly feels like Mildred Pierce: the habit of ind ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Feline Pity

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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    September 18, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    Club Pick: Too Short with DJ Scene at Sutra

    Attention Bay area beat junkies, club rats and weekend freaks! Friday is definitely your night to shine under the strobe lights of Sutra. Platinum rapper Too $hort will be unleashing a club bumping set in honor of turntable wizard DJ Scene's birthday bash. Since arriving on the hip hop scene in 1983 ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Ay, Grandmami


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    March 1, 2008

    Dance, Monkey, Dance

    With the skies painted a dismal gray, and my mood darkening to match what loomed overhead, I headed to Santa Ana for the Santa Ana Zoo’s weekend birthday celebration. What’s that, you say? Santa Ana has a zoo? Yessiree. That it does and this weekend, the zoo turns 56. Fifty-six years of caged m ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008

    The "Real" Housewives of Orange County

    The Housewives season is coming to an end (thank god) so this week's episode concluded with a cliffhanger of sorts. Lauri is going to have a therapist-mediated get-together with her druggie son Josh to see if he can be part of her wedding. Annnnd . . . the cameras will be there to catch the whole th ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Grandpops of Pop

    Wayne Thiebaud

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2006

    I Have a King Day

    Our pal Rebel Girl at Dissent the Blog has a dream: it is a dream for a week worth of activities at Irvine Valley College dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., and kicking off on his birthday today. Those activities include: a new on-campus Peace and Justice Center; an institutional adoption of Amne ... More >>

  • Food

    March 6, 2003

    Piscean Post-Prandials

    Five birthday desserts, free like your mom