By: Jeff Weiss Riff Raff's hair is a crop circle of braids. His eyes are blue, dilated and deserted. Gold grills glint on his teeth. A boy-band-thin beard zigzags across his face. His chest and neck double as a tattooed billboard for MTV, BET, the NBA, Bart Simpson and Seagram's Seven. To complete ... More >>
Denzel Washington's reliably creepy performance fails to elevate his latest action flick
January's GQ has a fascinating piece on a fellow who turned up in our crime coverage the past couple years: Luis Mijangos, the so-called "sextortion" hacker out of Santa Ana sentenced Sept. 1 to six years in prison for cyber-terrorism. The 32-year-old undocumented immigrant hacked into dozens of ... More >>
Stories of Joe Youkhan's arancini reached my ears long before his truck of many colors hit the road. I was invited to a couple of pre-launch events, but it was during a really busy period at work and I had my head buried in software design rather than in luxe lonchera launchesThe truck doesn't ke ... More >>
In the fantasy adaptation, working moms can have it all
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Yelp is a huge force in the restaurant review world. They've taken a motley assortment of amateur writers and given them legitimacy and a huge platform from which to express their opinions. The site is a huge trove of information, written by normal people who don't see their name splashed across ... More >>
The Checkpointer iPhone App Accidentally drank too many brewskies and now need to bypass the cops on the dangerous drive home? There's an app for that. Several of them, actually, including the $4.99 iPhone "Checkpointer" by Baron Zweber, which lists DUI checkpoints in OC. According to ... More >>
Twenty-eight-year-old Mexican pop singer Kalimba Ibar, former member of band OV7 and the singing voice of Simba in the Latin American film version of The Lion King, was jailed on rape charges on Jan 20. According to the Associated Press, Kalimba was deported from the U.S. to Mexico after ... More >>
Rachel McAdams is married to her job and loving it in 'Morning Glory'
After checking their e-mail and playing yet another round of Angry Birds, smartphone users in Long Beach can help de-fuglify the neighborhood.The city has launched "Go Long Beach," a free application for the iPhone and BlackBerry (the Android app will be released in December) that allows resident ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Now that he's unloaded the U-Haul and settled into his new office in Irvine, Freedom Communications CEO Mitch Stern sat down for an interview with a reporter from his media company's flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register.This is important to Grand Avenue wags as Freedom emerges from banr ... More >>
Beginning July 1, all corporate-owned (i.e., not franchised) Starbucks locations will offer free, unlimited, registration-free Wi-Fi to all customers.
Fourth District supervisor candidate Shawn Nelson says he, not GOP opponent Harry Sidhu, is a kindred spirit with tea partiers. Example: A big public-employees' union hates him
A Laguna Hills company that creates applications for mobile and stationary telecommunications, claims to have come up with an app to solve "the deadly texting-while-driving social epidemic."
Flickr user Malingering"Someone ran a stroller right into it. And I laughed."Welcome to this week's Tweet's from the Park, our Friday feature where we gather the best and most interesting (and grossest. And weirdest. And most racist. And...) tweets from Disneyland Park for your reading pleasure. ... More >>
It's our weekly Weekly roundup of Orange County police calls--with suspect mugs!TUESDAY, JULY 7Courtesy of Cypress Police DepartmentAlison Le Anne EbertAt Least She Left the TV On Officers responding to an anonymous, 4:45 a.m. report of child abuse in a home in the 8500 block of La Homa Street in Cy ... More >>
Yes, that's right--we're caving in to peer pressure delighted to be bringing our readers even more food news and commentary by joining the likes of Obama, Ashton and that bloke from the Mac ads.Our new account will be regularly updated by Gustavo, Edwin and myself.You can follow us at www.twitter.co ... More >>
We may have been slightly distracted by Obama's visit to the OC this week, but that didn't stop us from blogging with gusto... Indeed, I tried to guess where the President might eat during his Southland trip (I'm still none the wiser).I also blew the lid off popcorn prices, which have risen an evil ... More >>
"I'm a celebrity hip-hop media mogul. Seriously." And he's placed an ad on Media Bistro's joblistings site. Read the ad after the jump, with my translations of classified adspeak in brackets. Can I hate the playa and the game? I think so.
"These newfangled phones are incredibly handy—letting us respond to e-mails from the boss whenever and wherever we want."