• Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Six Rules for Moshing at Shows

    By Gavin Cleaver Apparently the youth of today can sometimes be found in "pits," and within these pits, it is agreed upon they will "mosh," a word that covers a variety of bodily gyrations and movements. While in Britain (where I come from) we call them "polite sections" where everyone vigorously s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    The Jackson 4 Will Record A New Album After Touring

    This morning, confirmed our worst reunion fears: the Jackson 4 will not only be touring this summer, but working on recording a new album. Only one phrase can sum this up. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING? Although the Jacksons have a long and illustrious history of going against conventional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Sushama Devi Lohia and Aida Agusti Castro are Prison Bound for Family Home Loan Scams

    It's Pot Day and Hitler's Birthday but definitely not Mother's Day, especially not for moms Sushama Devi Lohia, 74, of Newport Beach and 67-year-old Aida Agusti Castro of Cardiff. Lohia was sentenced today to eight years in prison for conspiring with her two daughters and a son-in-law to commit more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    The Jackson Are Touring This Summer. Are You Kidding Me?

    When is a reunion not really a reunion? When the principal member of a band doesn't participate (or, in this case, is dead), then it can't really be called a reunion without insulting your fans, right? Common sense would normally dictate yes, but in the case of the Jacksons, that apparently doesn't ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2012

    Festival of Whales

    Dana Point Harbor

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2011

    Big-Wave Surfing's Swell Guys

    The monster swells can be big business, but for one group of OC surfers, it's still all about the ride

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Record Review: Los Campesinos! 'Romance Is Boring'

    The Hype: Welsh indie-pop band Los Campesinos! released 2008's Hold on Now, Youngster...(Columbia Arts & Crafts) to strong reviews and decent sales (No. 45 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart). Tiding fans over with the single "the Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future" last September, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Catching Up With Ashton Hurley

    ​Ashton Hurley (son of Ryan, grandson of Bob) was one of the stoked Orange County groms who surfed in the kids contest yesterday at the Rob Machado Surf Experience and Green Expo that happened in Cardiff this past weekend. At 5 years old, he's already charging head-high (for him) waves, making cle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Rob Machado Surf Experience and Green Expo This Weekend State Beach​From 1996 to 2005, Rob Machado used to do this big event called the Rob Machado Surf Experience at Cardiff State Beach down south. But after four years off, the event is back in action in the quiet beachside community. A joint venture with the Cardiff Chamb ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Empire Falls

    Chalmers Johnson on why things that cant go on forever dont

  • Features

    February 22, 2001

    The Taxi Driver

    Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling