See Update No. 2 at the end of this post with results from the joint Costa Mesa Police Department and California Highway Patrol checkpoint Friday night. Update No. 1 on the next page had Anaheim Police announcing its DUI checkpoint that night.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 24, 8 A.M.: Another long holiday weeke ... More >>
Here ye, here ye, my lords and ladies! Medieval Times, the famed fake castle where you can watch a jousting tournament while gnawing on a turkey leg and chugging ye olde Diet Pepsi, may be headed to the big screen. Deadline reports that production companies Benderspink (The Hangover Part III) and ... More >>
Twenty-year-old Courtney Madison Ideue Aoki will be laid to rest in private services Saturday, according to the Forest Lawn of Cypress website.The young Buena Park woman is the presumed first murder victim of Ali Syed, 20, of Ladera Ranch.
See the update at the end of this post about today's scheduled arraignment of Cheyenne Mateo Fuimaono on murder and child assault charges.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 4, 7:01 A.M.: When, according to the Buena Park Police Department, Cheyenne Mateo Fuimaono admitted to officers he had inflicted injuries to a ... More >>
The Irvine Police Department just announced a DUI checkpoint Saturday night at Jamboree Road and Birch Street.This is the first of eight such ops the department has scheduled in coming months.
The Korean BBQ can be a blissful, albiet predictable, experience. We've come to expect the trusty usual suspects--kalbi, bulgogi, brisket--along with dipping sauces and banchan galore. But the newest Korean BBQ restaurant on the block has a divine specialty: pork belly. Palsaik Samgyupss ... More >>
Labor Day weekend has creeped up, and so has the countywide Labor Day weekend enforcement against boozing drivers on the road.Besides saturation patrols in Orange County's four corners--are there four?--Brea and San Juan Capistrano have DUI checkpoints tonight and Buena Park conducts another Saturda ... More >>
The Buena Park Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint from 7 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday near Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue.All drivers passing through will be checked for signs of drinking and/or drugging.
Edwin GoeiThere used to be two Fatburgers in Irvine. Now, there are none. The Fatburger at Park Place, on Michelson and Jamboree, is finally closed following other Fatburgers in the area to oblivion. The company had long ago already filed for bankruptcy.
A woman who was a "capper"--one who illegally recruits healthy patients to undergo unnecessary and often dangerous surgeries so medical practices can earn health insurance payments--was sentenced today to a year in jail for her role in what prosecutors call "the largest medical fraud prosecution ... More >>
A 70-year-old Buena Park woman who had four Yorkshire terriers recently stolen from her, only to have two later returned, is now offering a reward for the other pair.Linda Bush will give $2,500 for the return of the female puppy, but the bounty is upped to $5,000 for mother Staci, a Yorkie who wa ... More >>
It isn't every day that three stories cross your desk within hours or even minutes of each other, all of them involving Orange County cops beating the hell out of people, or as the case may be, killing them. And oh yeah: getting sued for their troubles, too. Where to begin? With the the moth ... More >>
AnonymousWe thought we'd share this pic, which we spotted on the Occupy OC Twitter feed today--this is the Occupy OC associated with the upcoming Santa Ana march happening at noon on the west side of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building this Saturday. The photo shows a group of three mischief-maker ... More >>
This teahouse caters to Korean chicks, but you should go, too
I mean, it's not like your favorite outpost of alternative newsiness is bastardizing the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, with "Cinco de Drinko" listings. Er, check that.Anyways, in other Cinco de Drunk Tank news, the countywide "Avoid the 38 ... More >>
As part of a misdemeanor case of filing a false vehicle registration, Fernando Manuel Ruiz of Los Angeles agreed to submit a sample of his DNA to cops.The 38-year-old may not have known at the time that the submission would lead to his arrest for a cold case armed robbery of a Buena Park movie th ... More >>
Buena Park Police Department checks its coverages with a Super Bowl Sunday sobriety checkpoint.Check after the jump for the location and times vehicles will be stopped in an effort to remove the boozed and unlicensed off the roads.
Headline: Teen Shot in Hand During Argument with Two Other MenComment by KICKTOTHETEETH: shot him in the hand. I hope he was doing that on purpose and not actually trying to kill him. These people need to learn to shoot and do it right the first time.Comment by FREELOADERS: That's one way to get ... More >>
Disneyland may get the bigger crowds when it comes to earthlings, but Knott's Berry Farm may hold the distinction of being more popular among aliens.That's the take away from the iPhone photo of a UFO snapped just before 10 p.m. Tuesday by Ryan Boone, who was waiting in line to ride the Xcelerato ... More >>
This Buena Park eatery just might be the county's first restaurant to specialize in Peruvian-Chinese food
Edwin GoeiName: Japon: El Original Cacahuate estilo Japonés (The original Japanese-style peanut) Origin: Mexico Found at: Superior Grocers, Buena Park Cost: 4 bags for $1 Ingredients: Selected Peanuts, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Water, Iodized Salt, Brown Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy, Hydrolyzed Soy P ... More >>
This, on the other hand, I can appreciate...It's nice to know a couple of people do here my segments on KCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food show, but the universal reaction this week was the same: why don't I like bacon?In my latest review (which was really an old review of Buena Park's Athenian Burgers #3, ... More >>
I originally reviewed Athenian Burgers #3 in Buena Park nearly two-and-a-half years ago, and its reputation for wrapping the best breakfast burritos in Orange County remains, even continues to grow. May the following conversation I had about it with Evan Kleiman of KCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food bring it ... More >>
Dave LiebermanThat Tana Ethiopian Restaurant is on a fairly short list of places I visit frequently is due to a serendipitous trip to Portillo's in Buena Park a few years ago. I saw a sign and pulled a quick U-turn in the road, earning me the ire of a bus driver and the first of many happy dining ... More >>
Toni Blay on flickr, Creative Commons.We already warned you about DUI checkpoints to be held in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Westminster this weekend. If you saw that post and thought "Merry me, I don't live in central county so I can go crazy with the hard cider in my hatchback tonight"... we've got ... More >>
Just call him Rev. TeabaggerThe Rev. Wiley Drake, last heard from praying for President Barack Obama's death, leads the list of Orange Countains who have stepped up to lead the "Official Tax Day TEA Party" in their communities on July 4.TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already, by the way. Besides the co ... More >>
Engage/NEA Writers Event, 2 p.m.You think you have what it takes to be a writer? Too bad you're so old. Luckily age is just a number to the folks at Engage, a nationally recognized nonprofit leader in the field of creativity and aging. They're hosting a National Endowment for the Arts today where w ... More >>
Crashing PlatesAt 8:39 p.m., an estimated 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered in the Hawthorne/Inglewood area rocked Los Angeles and Orange County, according to me, my neighbors and Caltech. In Santa Ana, the quake felt like it lasted about 15 seconds and seemed determined to topple a bookcase. LA n ... More >>
Saturday, May 2, 2009. This was the night. I could feel it. I was going to finally sink my teeth into something the whole of L.A. had been talking about and enjoying for months. Unless you've been holed up in the Unabomber shack or haven't been reading my entries on this blog, I'm talking, of ... More >>
Just got late breaking word about Kogi. Because of troubles with the Lakewood police, they are changing their location to Buena Park tonight: 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Corner of Fresca & Valley View, one block east of Orangethorphe!!!! Also, a reminder: be nice, people! Don't cut, don't fight, and be resp ... More >>
Orange County Register: Anaheim police want to question two men shown in an Angel Stadium surveillance video in the opening day assault death of Brian Powers, 27, of Buena Park. That's right, sports fans, they're even watching you in the cheap seats. . . . A man who was arrested at Disneyland l ... More >>
On Dec. 17, 2005, Gi Jeon Moon thought it would be cool to pull down his pants and masturbate next to a sleeping young woman. Though just friends who’d met at DUI classes several years earlier, she’d come to his Buena Park apartment that night for dinner. They drank beer, and after she’d becom ... More >>
Stripping Carona: Sheriff Mike Carona is no longer on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He says he resigned. The feds say he was forced out. Yet another deputy behaving badly? Richard Rodriguez, 43, a sheriff's deputy assigned to OCTA, has been charged with the false imprisonment of 12 prosti ... More >>
The Register discovers prostitution on -gasp- Craigslist: One reader responds "Thank you OCR writer for ruining my NSA sex hook up. This article was written like 5 years ago." Almost as bad as the Times discovering Matt Drudge? Crumbling masterpieces: The LAT's Ashley Powers profiles Greg LeBon and ... More >>
The delectable saga of Thai Nakorn enters its third act
Nov. 10 - Nov. 17
The soggy/succulent Italian beef and Chicago hot dogs of Portillo's arrive in Buena Park
Chomping on Americas unknown heartland at Pofolks
Never get into waror romancewithout noting the exits
Growing up Wiley Drake Jr.
A Weekling with a gun