NOW I know why Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was spotted a couple of weeks ago at the Brea Mall buying a lanyard from a sports store: he had probably just talked with his new bosses at the Orange County Register. Although nothing has been officially announced, LA Observed reports i ... More >>
Two Pakistani males who unwittingly tried to sell 335.6 grams of methamphetamine for $12,000 in the Brea Mall parking lot to two confidential, government informants have both now been sentenced for their 2010 crime. We told you about the fate of 30-year-old, Orange County 7-Eleven clerk Noman Saeed ... More >>
After more than two decades of selling guitars, amps and drums to a fiercely loyal group of customers, Rockit Music in Brea will soon close for good. Though he declined to name a specific date, owner Ian Williams said the store will likely shutter its doors in two weeks."I think it's a fait accompli ... More >>
With the help of a buddy, Pakistani national Noman Saeed, an Orange County 7-Eleven clerk, plotted to sell 12 ounces of methamphetamine for $12,000 at Brea Mall in November 2010.Saeed and partner Mohammad Masud hoped to split a $1,000 profit as a way to cushion their poor finances, according to cour ... More >>
Cults Lamb & Flag, Brea MallMarch 25, 2012New York hipster band Cults has been super busy these past several months. I first checked them out when they played FYF last September. Last week they toured through Los Angeles playing shows at the Glasshouse and the Music Box at the Fonda. And thou ... More >>
UPDATE: According to Lamb & Flag, the show has been moved to Sunday, March 25. Original post, March 19, 2012, 2:44 p.m.: The Cults may now be based in Brooklyn, but they grew up in Southern California, and they come back to play a slew of shows in the area. Before their actual gig ... More >>
Some may remember that before it sold $2 sushi on moving belts, Kula's previous incarnation was as a high-priced, made-to-order sushi bar in Century City. When it failed to catch on after about one year, the restaurant made the move to the then still unproven Diamond Jamboree in Irvine. It was he ... More >>
Orange County, for all its Republican, meat-and-potatoes reputation, has a fantastic array of vegetarian restaurants; not just vegetarian, but vegan, and from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. We have little patience with hippy-dippy vegetarian places that skimp on flavor in order to emphasize ... More >>
Governor and Norcal Democrat Jerry Brown and Assemblyman and OC Republican Chris Norby don't agree on much, but they do see graying eyebrow to graying eyebrow on abolishing local redevelopment agencies to help close the state budget gap. Today, they and other RDA opponents scored a victory when t ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 12, 1:48 P.M.: Our original post previewing what became a large protest by Orange County parents, teachers, administrators, education professionals and school-board members at Assemblyman Chris Norby's Fullerton office Monday. That post also mentioned a rally at 4 p.m. today by North ... More >>
Flickr user @jbtaylorAlways a busy week 'round here, and highlights after the jump!
Spotted at Brea Mall's food court, the fourth OC location for ChickPita is taking over the old Tacos N More space. This chain of Mediterranean grills already has an express version in Laguna Niguel with a condensed menu. It appears they are expanding to the east, with Las Vegas and Chicago loca ... More >>
If you reside in Mission Viejo, congratulations, you sleep at night in the safest city in Orange County, according to rankings based on FBI crime data.Meanwhile, if you are a purse, stereo or other valuable item inside a car parked at the Shops at Mission Viejo--or a vehicle itself parked there-- ... More >>
The makers of video cameras that look like writing pens boast how the pocket-sized wonders record important conversations, PowerPoint presentations and even the thief who keeps taking your sack lunch from the break-room fridge.A use these companies do not tout was the one police say Hooshang Khar ... More >>
eliya @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0This week contains one of the most ancient and cherished traditions in America, where families get up at shockingly early hours to fight traffic just to be together for a day. Thanksgiving, you say? No, Black Friday, the day by which all retail business for the enti ... More >>
Brookstone.comSticker shock, at your local Brookstone retailer.Local animal activists have joined a national campaign blasting gadgets store Brookstone, Inc., which has five Orange County locations, for selling a most unusual gift: the "Frog-O-Sphere Ecosystem" with two live African dwarf frogs.S ... More >>
Activists from Best Friends, Orange County People for Animals and Last Chance for Animals have stood outside pet stores in Los Angeles, Thousands Oaks and Mission Viejo "educating: shoppers and convincing them to adopt and not buy puppies. Now, the so-called "Puppy Store-Free Orange County" campaign ... More >>
Look, it's not too late. Jump in the car, drive. See something in her size? Are Pokemon still cool? What's a Ped Egg?--just fucking grab it at this point. Hey, Macy's is even staying open until midnight today and tomorrow for people like you. Hurry. South Coast Plaza: Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Chr ... More >>
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Melts in Your Mouth and in Your Hand: Heaven on Spoon
'One story comes to mind of a woman who passed popcorn kernels, and she hadnt eaten popcorn in 35 years!'
The smell of Paris in the springtimeor the Brea Mall in December
Orange Countys 31 scariest cops!
Teen strategy for sneaking into R flicks raises a question: How much money does a movie really make?