As a former two-year vegetarian, ribs, pastrami, and barbecue chicken were nowhere in my dictionary. At barbecue restaurants, I (sadly) opted for salads and pasta while my friends sucked on ribs. One bite of meat was a capital vice. Then I became not a vegetarian. Vegetarians, this is your guide to ... More >>
We were bummed when we found out that The Lime Truck, OC's most famous luxe lonchera, would be opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant--in Los Angeles. Luckily, it's now expanding--to Irvine. Woo hoo!
Hailing from the land of great things like cheesesteaks, Bill Cosby, and sports teams that may or may not be doing so wonderful this year (OK, they suck. We get it.), comedian Sean Green migrated from Pennsylvania to Cali to showcase his skills on a much higher level and that is exactly what he's be ... More >>
Forget pension reform: if you want the ultimate indicator of how bloated city government is, look no further than item 7B on tomorrow's agenda for the Garden Grove City Council meeting. The item calls for the council to pass a resolution that would limit public comments from five minutes to person t ... More >>
I'm still in shock over the news that Huell Howser, the greatest Californian since Hiram Johnson, has left us. He passed away last night of natural causes, leaving behind a legacy of Cali love that my alma mater, Chapman University, will guard forever.All the pundits of the Golden State will weigh i ... More >>
The end of our October blog post on University of California at Irvine School of Law students helping Nigerian activists present a case to the U.S. Supreme Court mentioned that the local school has its critics.The blasts to the law school and its founding dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, began in 2009, but ... More >>
Sure, talk shit on his weight if you want. But in an EDM landscape filled with stoic, overly-polished, stereotypical Euro types, Bristol-born DJ Eats Everything is a big man who knows to move. Should you be one of the fortunate revelers to watch him spin his pulsing, percussive mish-mash of house, h ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Spreading the love, one inflatable puppy at a time
When the establishment you've worked at for so long changes their focus, do you stay? In David Kesler's case, the answer was clear. He took the opportunity to cultivate a CaliFrenchian space of his own. Between a calming color scheme and his charming wife monitoring the dining room, Bistro Bleu pres ... More >>
Kevin Patrick Kendall just can't keep his hands off minor girls, if an anti-child exploitation task force is to be believed.A registered sex offender residing in Long Beach, Kendall is accused of sharing sexy talk in a teen chat room with a 13-year-old girl who he also arranged to meet.The thing is, ... More >>
The 4th of July is an annual reminder that there's nothing like a great neighborhood cookout. Everyone loves having a blast with their neighbors, including rap artists who sometimes choose to share their festivities over a beat. From communities uniting together for a cause to east coast artists bri ... More >>
See also: * EDC 2012: High Winds Knock Speakers Around During Markus Schulz' Set * What's So Important About the EDMbiz Conference?* Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Now that the dust has settled in Sin City, it's time to take a look at all that went o ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do YOU have a big penis . . . for a Mexican?
Freedom Communications, the Irvine-based media company whose flagship newspaper is the Orange County Register of Santa Ana, has completed the sale of its eight television stations to the company that famously ordered its ABC affiliates not to show an April 30, 2004, Nightline tribute to American sol ... More >>
The Grammy-winning Nu Metal legends, Korn co-headlined with Sublime with Rome for this past weekend's Smokeout Festival at the NOS Events Center. We caught up with Korn's guitarist, James "Munky" Shaffer, about the Smokeout Festival and the future of the band.
Akon's been pretty busy lately--touring all over the world (he's was in India, Oregon and good old Cali), starting two labels (Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution), collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre and prepping for his new album in the fall. The Grammy-nominated artist ... More >>
State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has introduced a bill that would help cut into California's budget deficit by installing an online poker system that aims to generate $1 billion in state revenues and 1,100 new jobs over the next 10 years.Vegas gives it 3-5 odds to pass--or at least Vegas d ... More >>
Guess the Bag Monster didn't scare up enough votes after all.California lawmakers late last night rejected a bill that would have banned plastic shopping bags. Indeed, things got downright libertarian under the left-leaning Capitol dome, with much debate preceding the vote over whether the state ... More >>
The Transworld Surf magazine-sponsored, race/scavenger hunt livened up the Ritz-Carlton pool
If you don't know why this glorious portrait of revered West Coast rap legends was picked for flier of the week...you betta' ask somebody.
Headline: Residents Leave California--And Their CarsComment by johnnydilznik: Don't worry there will stil be plenty of "undocumented Californians" to take the place of tax paying, money making, law abiding folkds fleeing the state. Si se puede. Maybe after CA is destroyed and the parasite moves o ... More >>
If you're at Corona del Mar State Beach, don't be surprised if you hear that ominous seaside refrain.You know:Duh-dunt ... duh-dunt ... duh-dunt, dunt-dunt, duh-dunt, dunt-dunt, duh-dunt, dunt-dunt ...However, it may not be a killer shark in the water you have to worry about. Oh no, dear friends, ... More >>
Nate JacksonThe Hype: Any time revered MC/producer duo Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek get together (which is usually most of the time), you better believe there's an audience of knowledge-hungry hip hop heads waiting to devour every last track they put out. It had been a decade s ... More >>
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyAvi Buffalo played Fingerprints in Long Beach last month. More pics here.Awwww. Yesterday, Pitchfork called Long Beach's Avi Buffalo " super-cute Cali indie freshmen." They're so right!
The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>
Roast turkey, apple pie, mashed potatoes--today is a day for American classics, food so full of nostalgia and butter that a good long nap is required after eating. And for the next week or so, the flavors of today's feast will certainly linger, finding their way into a pot of turkey soup or a sandwi ... More >>
The kind of Orange County Republicans who would launch a recall of a Southern California politician from their own party tell you higher taxes are driving businesses out of California. They'll compare Cali's various tax rates with a backwater state like Nevada, or send their pupp ... More >>
Yesterday, it was announced that Long Beach psych-rock jam artists Free Moral Agents (pictured) are hitting the road with their El Paso compadres Zechs Marquise. Their tour, which starts November 7 in ZM's hometown, is set to run for about three weeks at this point, with dates to be added shortly ... More >>
Feast your eyes on the hottest car in California, Speed Racer: the 1991 Honda Accord. Forget your Ferrarris, Lamborghinis, heck, even your grandparents' Buicks. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Hot Wheels 2009 report, which crunched data reported to the National Crime Infor ... More >>
Sunset Beach: pretty cleanThe Natural Resources Defense Council's annual survey of water quality and public notification at U.S. beaches contains plenty of bad news for anyone into wading into surf around the country without getting sick. Beach closings and advisories hit their fourth-highest lev ... More >>
Finally, an issue has come along that has united people of all political stripes all over the country: the U.S. Government's refusal to bail out California (at least for now). Most bloggers used today's Washington Post story as a jumping-off point to analyze the development. While they were all over ... More >>
UPDATE: Photos of F.I.L.T.H.E.E. and co are up! "Blaze it up!" yells flashy front man F.I.L.T.H.E.E. ( say that five times fast! ) a.k.a Brickmanraw, and no, he's not referring to the music, but apparently, "They said it's ok!" What was ok? I wondered. Suddenly a disembodied hand appeared from ... More >>
Band manager John Reese fought his way to the top
Your favorite TV Time Tracker figured one of those knuckleheads at The Blotter would have already, uh, blottered this, but in case you missed it: Orange County's very own right-wing whackmaster Hugh Hewitt was on The Colbert Report the other night--and he wasn't even being punked like some other rec ... More >>
There are people on the Right who still believe George W. Bush is the greatest thing since sliced Reagan. (People on the Left do, too, but in a totally different way.) So leave it to those qwaaaazy Minutemen Projectors to compare the Dubs to Reagan's archest enemy-turned-steam-room buddy: Mikhail Go ... More >>
Violently good Sinaloan seafood at Mariscos Licenciado #2
And the annual 2002 Puss award!
Re-creating Southern California in Southern California
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