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Black Friday

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    November 20, 2014

    Ten Thanksgiving Dinner Options in OC

    While most places are closed on Thanksgiving, there are some that aren't. Disneyland, movie theaters and the following spots are establishments we came up with when rustling up some recommendations. It's a list 'o fun, alphabetized and peppered with noteworthy details. Location info links below guid ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    A Christmas Story

    Regency South Coast Village

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    December 19, 2013

    Knott's Merry Farm

    Knott's Berry Farm

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    November 21, 2013
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    December 10, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Food & Mics

    Detroit Bar

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    November 21, 2012
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    July 30, 2012

    All-You-Can-Eat Vietnamese Buffet YouTube Video Going Viral

    So there's there's this video of a frenzy over fresh seafood at an all-you-can-eat restaurant in Vietnam. The clip shows patrons of the restaurant standing next to a buffet waiting and then grabbing the seafood in a mad rush as soon it's dropped into the vat. It's the same kind of scene we're all fa ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Sea Wolf Talks New Album, 'Old World Romance'

    Like the protagonists of the Jack London novel, the LA-based folksters Sea Wolf, led by Alex Brown Church, returned home for the creation of the band's third full-length album Old World Romance (out September 11) after having been adrift for the previous release, 2009's White Water, White Bloom. We ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Pinback

    Observatory

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    November 29, 2011

    Report: Best-Selling Video Games of Black Friday 2011

    ​Like watching football or having a nap after stuffing yourself with turkey, Black Friday shopping has become a Thanksgiving tradition for millions of Americans. If you're a smart shopper and a gamer, there's no doubt that you've saved many of your video game purchases for the weekend following Th ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    The Five Best Foods to Have Delivered on Cyber Monday While You Shop Online

    ​It's Cyber Monday, that analogue to Friday's truly shameful display of American consumerism. (Seriously, that image of the woman's butt crack in the video for the $2 toasters? Some things you can never un-see.)Our brethren and sistren at the Houston Press wrote a great list of why Cyber Monday is ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Lupe Fiasco: 'These Ain't Bars, This is Barbarity!'

    ​ When I first downloaded Lupe Fiasco's free Friend of the People mixtape on Thanksgiving, I had no clue what to expect. Like many fans of the rapper these days, everything new that he does comes with the preoccupation as to whether the music industry will clamp down and restrain his genius. The i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Odd Future Announces Christmas Show in L.A., Here's How to Get Tickets

    ​Odd Future just announced via Tumblr/Twitter that they'll be playing a Christmas show at the Roxy in L.A. on December 22nd, and, like last year, they'll be giving away all kinds of gifts to attendees. Tickets are only available at the OFWGKTA pop-up shop at 410 North Fairfax, Los Angeles, from 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Five Songs to Help Defeat the Leftover Blues

    ​Although Black Friday is known for shopping, it is also known as the beginning of the leftover parade. If you want to make room for non-gravy doused foods in your fridge, you'll need all the help you can get. Here are five golden oldies that can help lessen the blow of a week's worth of leftovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Fur Free Friday Covers South Coast Plaza

    ​Animal rights activists plan to spend their Black Friday not in lines in front of cash registers but in front of the malls themselves. That's because it's also Fur Free Friday, "the most widely attended annual demonstration in the history of the animal protection movement," according to an email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Big Brother is Watching You ... Shop

    ​At least this can be said of the decision by operators of The Promenade at Temecula to track Black Friday shoppers via their mobile phones:At least they aren't using the technology only to track black people.Back in the day--but not anymore, right guys--African Americans were closely monitored at ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Buy a Gift Card, Get Stuff for Free! The Best Fast-Food Gift Card Incentives This Holiday Season

    ​There are just as many Black Friday addicts as there are naysayers who roll their eyes at the commercialization of Christmas, if not more so. For those of us who don't exactly give a damn about finding "the perfect gift", we say: how about those rectangles of hope we call the gift card? Restauran ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 23, 2011

    Support Your Local Independent Record Shops: Black Friday Record Store Day Sales Roundup

    ​Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. As we all know, the big kick-off is Black Friday, when everyone shakes off the inevitable Thanksgiving food coma and hits the streets to forage for the best deals on gifts for friends and family. Rather than heading to the nearest mall to wait in hel ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    OC Restaurant Recommendations for American Express' Small Business Saturday

    ​Most of you are probably waiting anxiously for Black Friday deals; but me, I'm looking forward to this Saturday, which is the day American Express will credit $25 back to me if I patronize a small business and spend $25 or more with my American Express Card. To get the details, click here. You do ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Awkward Commercial of the Day: Rebecca Black's Viral Monstrosity Tapped For Kohl's Black Friday Ad

    ​Just when you thought you'd finally got Rebecca Black's musical aneurysm "Friday" out of your head, the most obnoxious store in the mall has tapped the most annoying song in history to try to convince you to go shopping on the most stressful day of the year. Apparently, Kohl's brilliant mark ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    A Tale of Two City Desks: Covering Occupy Campers vs. Black Friday Campers

    ​My colleague Vickie Chang just posted an item with a photo that reminded me of something I'd meant to mention here earlier. Has anyone else caught the irony in recent TV news reports on Occupy campers vs. Twilight or Black Friday campers?

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    November 22, 2011

    Occupy Flash Mob Hits Santa Ana Walmart

    ​At 5 P.M., a "flash mob" of about 20 activists from Occupy Santa Ana quietly filed into the Walmart on Harbor Blvd. and McFadden in Santa Ana to tell employees not to come to work on Black Friday--the busiest shopping day of the year. Within minutes, they were standing shoulder to shoulder b ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Warner Bros. Records Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day On Black Friday

    ​This morning Warner Bros. Records announced that they'll be releasing exclusive Record Store Day releases on Black Friday. See below for details on limited edition vinyl packages from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and Eric Clapton that'll be available this F ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    2011's Best Black Friday Video Game Deals

    ​Hey, we all know that video gaming is one heck of an expensive hobby. Considering the daunting amount of great games that are have been released within the past three months, your wallet is going to be begging for mercy if you decide to purchase all of your games at retail price. Luckily for game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Japanese Curry CoCo Ichibanya to Open in Irvine Nov. 25

    ProfessorSalt.comCoCo Ichibanya's Pork Katsu Curry​Do you love Japanese curry but long for more heat in the otherwise-mild-mannered dish? The Japanese chain restaurant CoCo Ichibanya offers spice levels you can customize to your taste, all the way to a brow-sweating, nose-running level 10. "Comin ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Record Store Day's Black Friday Special Releases: Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys And More

    ​Record Store Day is giving fans a few limited releases to tide them over until the annual April event. The event, which saw it's 30th anniversary this year, is dedicated to independent record retailers and supported by artists and fans alike. A handful of new records will be released on Nov. 25, ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    How a Charitable Person Mistook a Seal Beach Family Camping Out for Black Friday as Homeless and Gave Them a Full Thanksgiving Dinner

    Nice meal if you can get it...​I spent the Sunday after Christmas at Isaiah House, the base for the Orange County Catholic Worker, one of the biggest batch of mensches in Orange County. The chica and I arrived shortly after they had just prepared a free meal for anyone who needed it, and given the ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    3hree Things: On Holiday Shopping And Retail Zombies I Hope To Avoid This Season

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Tis the season to be an asshole jolly. A caveat: I love giving gifts, and love that the hol ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Free Dessert With Dinner at Morton's the Steakhouse TONIGHT!!!

    ​I rarely go to Morton's the Steakhouse--not because I detest its food but because its outside my pay scale. But apparently Orange County likes the Morton's in Anaheim and SanTana so much that the pricey chain will give you a free dessert TONIGHT if you buy dinner. Some caveats, of course, but of ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    TGIF: Get Out of Your Post Thanksgiving Coma with Norwegian Death Metal

    ​Friday may officially be the start of the holiday season-at least among the marketers of the world. And you can either waste all your energy at Black Friday sales and be too tired for anything else, or you can take it easy during the day and watch Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys at Alex's Bar in ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Free Breakfast at IKEA from Friday to Sunday

    Edwin Goei​It's that time of year again: The time of year where IKEA tries to entice you to come to do some holiday shopping at their yellow/blue warehouse by offering their already ridiculously low priced 99-cent breakfast plates for absolutely nothing at all. From tomorrow (yes, Black Friday), u ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Record Stores Hold Nationwide Vinyl Sale on Black Friday; Here's a Handy List of Local Participants

    John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyFingerprints Record Store​A few weeks ago, the people behind Record Store Day announced their plan to host "Back to Black Friday," where indie music stores will be carrying exclusive and limited vinyle and CD releases by Metallica, U2, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbre ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    The Best Video Game Black Friday Deals

    Flickr user markhillary​Black Friday is just around the corner and it's a perfect opportunity to stock up on discounted video games for your family, friends, and--if there's any money remaining in your budget--yourself. However, with so many different stores offering so many different deals, how w ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Hearts and Laserbeams Sale!

    It's Cyber Monday! That means you can get all the great deals of Black Friday today--and with all the comforts of shopping online. Long Beach Craft Mafia member and local artist Steph Calvert is offering 20% off everything in her online storefront, Hearts and Laserbeams, which features all sorts of ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: Steely Dan, "Black Friday"

    Good morning! It's Black Friday, a term some wanker marketing genius coined for the day after Thanksgiving when, ideally, retailers all across this mass-consumer-crazed nation of ours will be (the theory goes) left "in the black." Though in these recessionary times, I'm not even expecting Christmas ... More >>

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    November 26, 2007

    Monday's Headlines. No Surprises: Shaky ground for the mayor-who-would-be-governor

    Preparing for deportation: In the past fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement made almost twice as many arrests (30,396) in its fugitive operations program as it did the previous year, reports the Register. ICE also picked up more than 4,000 illegals in workplace raids - up 11 percent from ... More >>

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