The state medical board may strip a Newport Beach-based pain management specialist of his license to practice after an investigation into the deaths of two patients who died of prescription drug overdoses. A California Medical Board spokesperson says Dr. John Petraglia, who has International Pain M ... More >>
It's the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, which means goddamn I'm old AND that it's time for a nostalgic screening. You can not only fill that bill at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana tonight, but you can do it alongside actor Roger Guenveur Smith, who played Smiley in the ... More >>
Another week, another edition of the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830. As usual, we turn the mic over to producer/co-host Andy Harris to guide is through the fun. Enjoy!
Did you watch Wrestlemania XXIX a few months back? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week ... More >>
At a three-day film festival kicking off tonight in Brea, everybody dies! That's because it's the third Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, which not only recently added Fright Night 2 to the opening-night lineup but a Q&A with director Eduardo Rodriguez and editor Don Adams as well as free poster ... More >>
Fugitive Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez made his initial court appearance Thursday on charges stemming from the 1992 rape and murder of a 19-year-old aspiring model whose body was found in Irvine. We didn't make the arraignment hearing that was rescheduled to Aug. 9 for the 56-year-old, who was extradite ... More >>
Delta Spirit Playboy Mansion May 10, 2013 Sometimes you have to go to grungy clubs to review rock bands. Fortunately, on this particular night, Delta Spirit was playing a private industry event at the Playboy Mansion. Sponsored by Jack Daniels, the event coincided with a fundraiser for Operation Gr ... More >>
In Daniel Algrant's new drama, the singer/songwriter is distantly looming
Action Bronson is about to take a huge bite outta the hip-hop game. And he's got the munchies.
By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>
Sean PriceThe Constellation RoomMarch 14, 2013Hip-hop needs its animated characters, and we're not speaking about cartoon cameos. The genre started out as a mean-mugging form of music that promoted a street stalker's mentality, so it's necessary to have those who can push aside some of the genre's t ... More >>
Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>
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Omar Ali Rizvi graduated from law school in San Francisco and earned a Masters of Laws degree in securities and financial regulations at Georgetown University Law School in the nation's capital, but its obvious that the Irvine man never learned to obey the law.In the last decade, Rizvi has been conv ... More >>
Raised in a city full of churches, the Fresno rapper's gritty rhymes inspire true belief
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Donna Summer, the disco legend whose songs helped define a decade, died today at her Englewood, Fla. home after a long battle with cancer. She was 63. The singer known for her hits "The Last Dance," "She Works Hard For Her Money" and Number One pop singles with "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls, and" "MacArt ... More >>
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Photo by Ben DayhoeSO...remember how I wrote about the above space in downtown SanTana, and that the rumor was it was going to be a bistro of sorts? The cat is out of the bag--sort of. The name of the restaurant will be Floral Park Cafe, and all that they'll say right now is that it'll be a "new ... More >>
Dee Rees' portrait of a 17-year-old on her way out
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A few months ago, I wrote this post about ten awesome things about Xbox's "Kinect: Disneyland Adventures" after I got to play a quick preview of the game at the D23 Expo.Last week, I finally got the chance to play the full version of the game, so now I present you with five more awesome things ab ... More >>
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, which is based in Anaheim, will bestow its 2011 Courage in Media Award to Indian-British actor and comedian Aasif Hakim Mandviwal.He's better known as Aasif Mandvi, the hilarious correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stew ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 12:08 P.M.: Despite that rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania last week, Brit T. Mark Allison reached Coney Island just after 2 a.m. this morning to complete a 3,100-mile charity run that began May 1 in Huntington Beach.He only missed his goal by two hours of reaching the fabled ... More >>
Star-crossed lovers get a Yiddish makeover
How can you not love a group with a song called 'Puke Song'?
jmascis.com J. Mascis performs at Alex's Bar tonight, solo! The Dinosaur Jr. founder (also: skier, golfer, songwriter, skateboarder, record producer, and musician) is touring to promote Several Shades of Why, his first solo studio record. On the album are a bunch of people who no doubt have been ... More >>
Part Two of On The Line provides even more insight on Chapter One's resident culinary artist, Chef Oge. He not only analogizes how a career in food is like loving a gorgeous woman, but provides a spoiler on their upcoming Happy Hour....but you don't have to take my word for it. If you missed yest ... More >>
Andrew Dice Clay may have matured into a family man, but when it comes to comedy, he's still got what it takes to bring to bring the dirty and keep the fans laughing like he never left. If you've wanted to see him live for like...ever, now is your chance. Comedy's legendary bad boy is stepping in ... More >>
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Of all the quarterbacks with Orange County roots on NFL rosters right now, the pride of Mission Viejo High School Mark Sanchez leads the pack, guiding his New York Jets to a league best record of 5-1. (Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer is next with the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals, whose backup QB is his ... More >>
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Oni Press/Terry DodsonThe portrayal of fictional female characters took it on the chin this week. And that chin happened to belong to The Facebook Movie Social Network.Anyone who had ever hidden a friend's Farmville update dog-piled on the movie's negative depiction of women, claiming the filmmak ... More >>
Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyA view few saw.The Hold Steady with JaillAugust 25, 2010Detroit Bar, Costa MesaPeople, including members of the Hold Steady, like to say that the Minneapolis-via-Brooklyn quartet is essentially a well-bred "bar band." That's not right at all, though. A Hold Stead ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Dave LiebermanOur Best of Orange County is coming out in just a couple of months; in the meantime, here are 100 dishes that we think make dining in OC the happy experience it is.
Dave LiebermanClick here for the Long Beach Street Food Fest slideshow!What do you get when you put a couple of thousand people, 21 new-style food trucks, a pretty good cover band, and a beer and margarita tent in a park near the ocean?If you're me, you get a belly full, an earful and a nasty sun ... More >>
Batman image: DC/Mike AllredLost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>
Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big
It's been over two years since the release of Matt Costa's second studio album, Unfamiliar Faces, with its infectious lead single "Mr. Pitiful." But now the Huntington Beach resident has finally announced plans for his third full-length, titled Mobile Chateau, due out September 21... along with p ... More >>
UPDATE: See details about the "Holy Rollers" article that likely spurred the Holy Rollers movie--and the article's zero degrees of separation from OC Weekly--after the jump . . . Yosef (Justin Bartha, left) eases Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) into drug trafficking in Holy Rollers.Director Kevin Asch, who ... More >>
Nate JacksonThe Hype: Any time revered MC/producer duo Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek get together (which is usually most of the time), you better believe there's an audience of knowledge-hungry hip hop heads waiting to devour every last track they put out. It had been a decade s ... More >>
[Mental Notes] The music press falls all over itself in praise of the LA-by-way-of-OC band
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