Buena Park

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man Cruising Online For Underage Sex Dates

    A Southern California federal grand jury this week issued a two-count indictment against a 23-year-old waiter for allegedly attempting to launch illegal sexual relationships with two girls--ages 13 and 14--he met online. Buena Park's Jordan Michael Bresyn has been in custody inside the Orange Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    One Man Critically Injured and Second Loses Thumb in Separate July 4 Holiday Blasts

    If you have any stories from this Fourth of July holiday about mishaps with fireworks--safe and sane or unsafe and insane--let us know in the comments. We'll kick things off with injuries to two sad sacks, including one who lost a thumb.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Two New Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shops Open in OC

    A few days ago I was chatting over dinner about what the next big dessert food fad is going to be. We've seen it before with cupcakes and frozen yogurt. Now we're on the cusp of another boom. "Which newfangled way of selling something we've always been eating would proliferate all over and be carbon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Checkpoints and "Saturation Patrols" are Up All Holiday Weekend

    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 ...

  • Food

    June 12, 2014

    Where to Buy Ice Cream in OC this Summer

    Sprinkles, Frozen Cow Creamery and other ice cream places to explore and get headaches at this summer

  • Food

    November 14, 2013

    Golden Bowl: Remembrance of Teriyakis Past

    [Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park restaurant makes great teriyaki bowls—no more, no less

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Fullerton High School on Lockdown; School Surrounded by Police Officers Looking for Suspect

    Fullerton High School in--where else?--Fullerton is currently on lockdown, according to students who called the Weekly's office. And lest ustedes think we publish anything that high schoolers tell us, police are currently surrounding the campus, and a helicopter is flying above the scene. No offici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    30th Annual Orange County Korean Festival Moving To Buena Park This Weekend

    You need further proof that Buena Park is the new frontier for OC's Korean population? The 30th Annual Orange County Korean Festival is moving there from Garden Grove.

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Costa Mesa Police and Highway Patrol Release Memorial Weekend Checkpoint Results: Update

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    [UPDATED with Arraignment:] Malik Perez, OC Homicide No. 47: Cheyenne Mateo Fuimaono Held in Murder of Baby with Bite Marks, Bruises

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Irvine Joins Anaheim, Placentia and Buena Park in DUI Checkpointing Saturday Night

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Palsaik Samgyupssal, Korean Restaurant Famed For Its '8 Flavors Of Pork Belly,' Comes To OC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Michael King Lim Sought for Selling Phony Theme Park Tickets Thanks to Arrested Brother

    After a Buena Park police sting that resulted in the arrest of Raymond John Lim, 23, of Walnut, for allegedly making and selling counterfeit tickets to Knott's Berry Farm and other Southern California theme parks, attention shifted to his brother, Michael King Lim.That's because Raymond implicated h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Buena Park Tries to Pluck Drunk Drivers Off Beach Blvd. Tonight

    The Buena Park Police Department is scheduled to hold a drivers license/DUI checkpoint near Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue from 7 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday. The goal is to save lives, reduce accidents and keep drunks off the roads, as the department cites statistics showing a 20 percent dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Brea and San Juan Capistrano DUI Checkpoints Tonight, Buena Park's is Saturday Night

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    The OCeeker: Guru Nanak Sikh Temple and the Headwear Mishap

    Everybody loves a play on words, ye heathen, so let's get this outta the way real quick-like: The OCeeker transformed his glorious person into the O'Sikher on a recent Wednesday night in Buena Park, when his graceful footfall blessed the grounds of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple of USA.He committed one fuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Buena Park Holds Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

    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.

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2012

    We Are/She Is


  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    With 2 of 4 Stolen Yorkies Returned, Owner Offers $7,500 in Rewards for Missing Pair

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Anonymous Tinkers With Orange County Sign in the Name of Occupy OC

    Anonymous​We 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 >>

  • Food

    August 4, 2011

    Seventh Home Coffee and Tea House Shows There's No Place Like It

    This teahouse caters to Korean chicks, but you should go, too

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    DUI Patrols Intensify for Cinco de Drinko

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Fernando Manuel Ruiz Allegedly Impersonated a Cop Investigating a Robbery to Rob Movie Theater

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ 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 >>

  • Food

    October 21, 2010

    Aji Limon Is the Chifa Champ

    This Buena Park eatery just might be the county's first restaurant to specialize in Peruvian-Chinese food

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    What's the Big Deal about Bacon?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2010

    Athenian Burgers #3, Eddie Lin Gets the Good Food Treatment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    On the Line: Shewaye Zeleke of Tana Ethiopian

    Dave Lieberman​That 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Snott's to Get New Owner?

    ​NEWS ITEM: The parent company of Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park announced it has agreed to a buyout. Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment--which, besides Snott's, owns 10 other amusement parks, seven water parks and five hotels across the U.S. and Canada--says the $2.4 billion transaction with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Crime Time: Small Fries, Bad Tenants and the Church Lady

    It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.​Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Rev. Wiley Drake Leads List of OC's July 4 Teabaggers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2009

    Moderate Earthquake Strikes LA, OC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2009

    Kogi, At Last!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2009

    Kogi in OC! Kogi in OC! Tonight!!!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 29

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 21

    Orange County Register: It's not the happiest place on Earth today, as Disneyland begins laying off back-office employees and telling employees of a Paradise Pier Hotel restaurant it will close. . . . Motivational speaker Gary Shawkey was booked into Orange County Jail on murder charges after s ... More >>

  • Food

    March 12, 2009
  • Food

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Citizen of the Week!

    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 >>

  • Food

    May 10, 2007

    Out of the Ashes

    The delectable saga of Thai Nakorn enters its third act

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    The CPCs Hidden Empire

    Where might you get ticketed by the Citation Processing Center

  • Columns

    November 10, 2005

    Eight Days

    Nov. 10 - Nov. 17

  • Food

    October 27, 2005


    The soggy/succulent Italian beef and Chicago hot dogs of Portillo's arrive in Buena Park

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    May 8, 2003
  • Columns

    February 13, 2003

    Exit Strategies

    Never get into waror romancewithout noting the exits

  • Features

    December 28, 2000

    In the Name of the Father

    Growing up Wiley Drake Jr.

  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-created Going Medieval on Yer Olde Ass

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