Remember Sizzler? Everyone does, but it seems that only a few of us really pays much attention these days to the chain that began in 1958 and peaked when Wham! was popular. But somehow it still shows up now and again in pop culture. Anthony Bourdain featured it in his CNN show Parts Unknown. So Si ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Surprise, surprise! Old, white Republicans battle abortion, gays, Boy Scouts and Barack Obama's 'evil'
This Irvine restaurant is the latest Kogi knock-off, but it's a damn great one
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) has contributed to a fund for victims of the Boston terror attacks and to the reward for the capture of whoever planted the bombs. But the Santa Ana-based AOCDS wants to loosen up even more funding, calling on Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Gr ... More >>
When it comes to supplying laughs, Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani enjoys his share of racial banter. Born in Iran and raised in CA, he delivers jokes rooted in his own heritage, mixing in jabs at his family, upbringing, even audience members. Before he headlines the Brea Improv February 21st ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the end of page 3 of this post on leaders of UCI's Associated Students signing the resolution urging the university to divest from named companies for human rights abuses in Palestine. See Update Nos. 1-2 on ASUCI's legislative council unanimously passing the resolution urging di ... More >>
Election Day dispatches from around the county
Fat, sick and overwhelmed by the voices in his head, Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys on November 25,, 1982 with a formal note from Brother Records, Inc. stating, "...Your services as an employee...are hereby terminated effective immediately," as outlined in Wilson's 1992 autobiography, Wo ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on the arrest of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. See Update No. 1 on a Santa Ana nonprofit fearing the film is backfiring on Christians in Egypt and Libya and more OC ties for the film's consultant. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 7 A.M.: The mystery of how Sam Bacile came to be attached to Ora ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesAs more than a thousand protestors clashed in Anaheim with police in the streets below, several helicopters hovered above the night's sky while Disneyland's fireworks exploded in air, oblivious to it all. The juxtaposition between the virtual and re ... More >>
OC's most famous sexual-assault victim breaks her silence on the 10th anniversary of the Haidl gang rape
The February 26 shooting death of an African-American youth named Trayvon Martin has ignited a nationwide outcry. Marches across the country, including Los Angeles, took place yesterday to demand justice and another round of demonstrations are slated for today. The 17 year-old was walking in a Sa ... More >>
Forget Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the rest. It's all about us, says Orange County's most famous atheist
On Sunday, Madonna, the aging goddess of pop music (okay, we kid) will be embarking to where many of her younger counterparts have already performed: the Super Bowl Half-Time Show. The 53-year-old has made no qualms about being nervous about the mega show, telling Jay Leno that it's "the most ... More >>
Ron Paul's former aide Eric Dondero blogged over the holiday weekend that his former boss was anti-Israel, isolationist on foreign policy, uncomfortable around homosexuals and out of touch with black and Hispanic cultures. Naturally, that kicked up a shitstorm as Paul continues to poll well in ea ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?
UPDATE, NOV. 29, 12:30 P.M.: During today's arraignment hearing, where Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty to murdering eight people and critically injuring a ninth, Deputy Public Defender Scott Sanders objected to press photographers being in the courtroom, saying this kind of media coverage ... More >>
He's back, alrightUPDATE, Sept. 5 9:00 A.M.: Katt Williams appeared on CNN over the weekend on Saturday giving an interview essentially retracting an apology that had been earlier attributed to him. He suggested that the statement came from his publicist without signing off on it personally. The ... More >>
TMZUPDATE, JULY 19, 11:09 A.M.: Audio has been posted from the controversial In Touch interview that had Octomom Nadya Suleman saying she hates babies. The tape confirms the single mother of 14 said to a reporter that babies "disgust" her, that her children crying gets to her and that she locks h ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is Mexico a Tea Party paradise?
Wikipedia CommonsAn example of the power of Mavericks.UPDATE, JAN. 27, 2:40 P.M.: Jacob Trette is walking and talking the way he was before the frightening multiple-wave hold-down at Maverick's, a big-wave surf break near San Francisco.He was released from Stanford Medical Center yesterday, accor ... More >>
Twenty-eight-year-old Mexican pop singer Kalimba Ibar, former member of band OV7 and the singing voice of Simba in the Latin American film version of The Lion King, was jailed on rape charges on Jan 20. According to the Associated Press, Kalimba was deported from the U.S. to Mexico after ... More >>
Lopez rises from political graveyard to lead immigrants againbut will he harm more than heal?
67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
If Proposition 22 fails, we're all going gay!