See the update at the end of this post on more checkpoints and "saturation patrols" all holiday weekend. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 6:02 A.M.: The Irvine and Buena Park police departments hold DUI/drivers license checkpoints tonight. Where? Read on ...
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To tourists, if Anaheim is New York, Buena Park is Chicago: Orange County's second city, the one they go to after they've exhausted all that Disney has to offer. But to locals, Buena Park is more than just the territory of Knott's and knights; it's also the home of a burgeoning Korean population and ... More >>
One man was stabbed to death in Buena Park and a second is clinging to life, according to police. Cops were called to the 6000 block of Fullerton Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Monday about a fight, and they arrived to find the two unidentified men down on the ground, police Cpl. Andy Luong said.
Man, what an awful seven-day stretch for Buena Park police cars. On Saturday, Oct. 5, one of the department's units struck and killed a pedestrian. Friday, a second unit was rear ended by a car, sending its driver and the police officer to the hospital with injuries.
A family member of a pedestrian who was killed when she was struck by a Buena Park police car is appealing to the public in hopes a witness or witnesses will come forward. "I demand justice for Katie!" said the loved one, who asked to only be identified as the "family" of Katherine Tinnell Dobson. ... More >>
If you're a fan of bulgogi and Hite, the food festival you want to attend this weekend is the 30th Annual Orange County Korean Festival in Buena Park, but if you've attended all of the Mitsuwa food fests and are more partial to sushi than kimbap, then get thee to the Japan Fair 2013 happening at the ... More >>
A woman who was struck and killed early Saturday by a Buena Park police car was identified by the Orange County coroner's office as 33-year-old Katherine Tinnell. She died near Orangethorpe Avenue and Oregon Street, where she was struck around 1 a.m. by the unit on its way to a call, according to B ... More >>
Sometimes, the stories write themselves, and that's the case this afternoon. Earlier today, a Metrolink train hit someone between Fullerton and Buena Park. How do I know?Because Metrolink told me so on its Twitter feed. And Metrolink just told me that the lines "are open with restricted speed due to ... More >>
Buena Park doesn't get much foodie love, even though it's at the intersection of our burgeoning South Asian and Korean populations. The Indian and Pakistani restaurants, including our Best Indian Restaurant from 2011 (Namastey India), are migrating east from Artesia; the Koreans are bent on making B ... More >>
So a South Dakota man and his new wife went honeymooning in Orange County and found themselves in the front row of Medieval Times in Buena Park. The festivities commence, and as the swords clang, a piece of metal allegedly flew off and hit Dustin Wiseman, 37, in the left eye. The man has reportedly ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park Korean pub makes the best fried chicken in Orange County
See end of post for details on Fourth of July holiday DUI arrests, injuries and deaths so far, and a new checkpoint announced in Villa Park.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 9:38 A.M.: Orange County law enforcement has big plans for the Fourth of July as it is anticipated fireworks won't be the only thing lit. ... More >>
If you're planning on driving drunk along Beach Blvd. in the vicinity of Stanton Ave. tonight and early tomorrow morning, be sure to bring some warm clothes. The Buena Park Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in the area between 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., ... More >>
Buena Park's Crescent Motel, on the corner of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, will soon be closing down for fumigation and renovations, not violations. As the OC Register reported, owner Loc Van Nguyen agreed to council demands at an hours-long meeting yesterday after appealing the resolution o ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park Indian restaurant is leading the city's subcontinental renaissance
In other amusement park area lodging controversies, the Buena Park planning commission voted on Wednesday to revoke the permit of Crescent Motel. Located on the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, the property is across the street from Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark, ... More >>
Buena Park holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight, while roving patrol for drunken drivers will be conducted in Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.The checkpoint runs from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma Avenue.
If you're spending any part of the long holiday weekend at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, stand clear of the horses.That's because one attached to a stagecoach collapsed in front of people in line Sunday.
Just down the street from Knott's Scary Farm, something more frightening happened on Halloween.Two females were raped by three young men and a juvenile at Crescent Motel, according to Buena Park police.
Anyone missing a yellow python snake?Police received a call around 12:30 p.m. today of a 6 footer underneath a Ford Focus in the Sears parking lot at Buena Park Mall?What was he doing there? Slithering.
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 1:07 P.M.: One more shot by the Weekly's Brandon Ferguson from last night's triple-fatal accident in Buena Park shows the wreckage:
Torch RestaurantBelieve or not, Torch Restaurant opened last week in Buena Park at the building that used to house OC's preeminent showcase of freaks until The Real Housewives aired. The owner told me that he's actually been ready for weeks, employees hired and final touches made; but the local g ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 31, 6:39 P.M.: The Irvine Police Department this evening released the booking photo at right of Austin Jeffrey Farley, the alleged drunken driver with a past DUI conviction blamed for causing the crash that killed 14-year-old Ashton Sweet.The Northwood High School freshman cheerleader ... More >>
Flickr user Carbon NYCLast autumn, I wrote about local meat and eggs from Buena Park High School's Agricultural Sciences Program. Now through March (or until supplies run out), their hand-raised, flavorful pork is available for sale at the school's farm store.
Kids, here's some advice. The night of Thursday, Nov. 18 is a very good time to stay indoors. Police departments will conduct what they're calling the "largest-ever Orange County curfew sweeps." Cops in nearly every city--Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, ... More >>
Flickr user lol-itaSuch a busy week at this infernal, tasty blog, as usual. Click after the jump to read some of the highlights!
Headline: Banks Robbed in Buena Park and FullertonComment by C5INLA: What you are seeing lately is a bunch of hit & run robberies being committed by our gang banging neighbors from Compton and Long Beach.Comment by GWESTLIE: Illegal Aliens and Watts gang members. nuff said.
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A Buena Park cop on routine patrol Monday morning spotted a van without a front license plate. Out of Alabama with pictures of dogs and "southernexpresstransporters.ning.com" written on the side, the van pulled over into the Kohl's parking lot across from the Buena Park Mall, about a half-mile fr ... More >>
Courtesy of Buena Park Police DepartmentBuena Park Police seized 2,800 pounds of illegal fireworks Wednesday.
California High Speed Rail AuthorityIf only the new train had only to contend with windmills...Sunday's Los Angeles Times carried a piece that largely rehashed a few low-boiling controversies about the planned high speed train line that, when eventually completed, will connect Anaheim and San Die ... More >>
Headline: Buena Park Pastor Agrees that Haiti Made Deal With SatanComment by defectedtopi2: The lost county, O.C., made a deal with the Mexican devil and is now paying the price.
No one won my Huell Howser Hollywood Farmer's Market quiz (he was eating Greek chicken kabobs), so let's move closer to home: for a jar of my chica's basil jelly, which Fullerton restaurant did Buena Park police officers visit mid-morning yesterday in their squad car? Not only that, but one of the o ... More >>
We now know why the Los Angeles Times, after years of getting its ink-stained ass handed to it in Orange County by the Register, gladly entered a joint-distribution agreement with its former fierce competitor. It's part of a secret Times scheme to divide and conquer the now-bankrupt Reggie reader ... More >>
View Larger Map Police responding to a shots fired call around 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the 8500 block of Bel Air Street in Buena Park arrived to find 42-year-old George Stringer lying face down in front of a home. He'd been blasted with a shotgun.
UPDATED THROUGHOUT! The final piece in the puzzle explaining how swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore was brutally murdered and mutilated, as well as whether anyone helped now dead murder suspect Ryan Alexander Jenkins kill and/or dispose of the body in a Buena Park dumpster, could have b ... More >>
johnspizza.com The official story here is that John's Incredible Pizza Co. opens at Buena Park Downtown today. It has been reported that the 60,000 square feet mega restaurant occupies the whole lower floor of the mall. And I mean the whole lower floor.A few months ago, I saw the construction, a ... More >>
Since no one correctly guessed who made the prison-rape crack about disgraced, felonious ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona (it was Buena Park pastor Wiley Drake, although the last guess--KOCE-TV's Real Orange anchor Ann Pulice--was HILARIOUS) and we so desperately want to give away the cover abov ... More >>
It's cool that the Dairy Council of California is in the midst of an Orange County elementary school tour involving a Holstein cow and calf and lessons on how milk is made, but there's just one major oversight. The self-described "educational milking parlor on wheels" will visit kiddies in SanTana, ... More >>
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OC Weekly's Best of OC Party, 7 p.m. Celebrate the release of our 13th annual Best Of OC issue with live entertainment, eclectic hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and spirits. i Lounge 18912 Macarthur Blvd. Irvine, CA 92612 The Crystal Method, 9 p.m. Um, yeah. Tentation Ultra Lounge 4647 ... More >>
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A Buena Park man who was shot in the head last August during a robbery at the liquor store he worked at was pistol-whipped until he was unconscious during a holdup at the same store Wednesday morning. Mote Malhaus was working behind the counter at Sunshine Market and Liquor when two men in hooded s ... More >>
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