• Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The Big Lebowski Kicks Off Eclectic Regency Summer Film Series in Laguna Niguel

    Regency Theatres lost its lease at the historic Lido Theater in Newport Beach at the end of June, when a new company called Lido Live took over with promised book readings, live music performances, local philanthropic events and more in addition to movies. But Calabasas-based Regency is not packing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    There Goes the Neighborhood: Billionaire Raises Ire with Plan to Anchor Yacht Off Lido Island

    A Los Angeles developer and the residents of condos overlooking Newport Bay are at war over something one media source likened to an Arrested Development plot line. At issue is Rick Caruso's 216-foot private yacht Invictus, which the Newport Beach Harbor Commission approved for anchorage in Newport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Rollo Of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part One

    The award for mini-chain that took Costa Mesa by storm goes to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Open since last spring, Jonathan Rollo and Kristi Ritchey helped bring sexy back to a mild-mannered strip along 17th. With meals that are neither strictly vegan nor tasteless, Greenleaf's menu includes organic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Is This The Moment Justin Bieber Becomes A Man?

    For those of you not in the know, this past weekend up at the Commons in Calabasas, teen idol Justin Bieber allegedly punched a photographer. Yes, that's right, you read correctly. The Biebs, that little squeaky-clean fella who once caused a riot at Roosevelt Field in Long Island because he didn't s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Two OC Starbucks To Sell Beer and Wine

    Earlier this year, Starbucks reported plans to test-market beer and wine sales in a few, select markets across the country, and named Southern California as one such region. We learned the chain has chosen two Orange County locations where their baristi won't have to change their job titles, since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    DJ Quik On Eazy-E: "I'm Living the Way I Am Because I Knew Eric Wright"

    Kevin Scanlon​DJ Quik (aka David Blake) started making great music in the early '90s, and has been pumping out hits ever since. But Quik's been controversial over the years and has gone through his share of highs and lows. Now, though, he seems more confident in his skill than ever, which only ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011

    Soka University of America Is a School On a Hill

    The Aliso Viejo college was founded by a Buddhist sect that preaches peace—so why are so many former professors alleging the opposite?

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The OC Foodie Fest Rolls Into Town

    ​Remember when we asked if OC was ready for a street food festival?Well, ready or not, here it comes! The OC Foodie Fest will take place Saturday, August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Honda Center in beautiful Anaheim.

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    The 88 Play All Day and All of the Night

    Well-respected men about town open for and back Ray Davies, collectively pinch selves

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Welcome to Agrestic, errrrr, Orange County

     When did Showtime's Weeds, which is set in Valencia or Calabasas or Santa Clarita or Stevenson Ranch or Gorman or wherever the hell it is, spring up in Orange County? It's sure seeming very Agrestic-like based on two police incidents mere hours apart Wednesday.First, cops started going door-to ... More >>

  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    Sk8er Bois

    Get a chance to howl at the Dogtown casting call

  • Culture

    May 15, 2003

    Precious Flaws

    SCRs The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow