• Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Poke Etc. Opens in Long Beach

    Hurray! Another poke shop just opened. A new Hawaiian joint called Poke Etc. debuted in Long Beach last week and this on the heels of North Shore Poke Company opening its second store in OC-close Cerritos. Poke Etc., from what I can tell from its website, looks to be the most authentically Hawaiian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, October 20 TTNG The Constellation Room Formed in Oxford, England, in 2004, TTNG originally named their band This Town Needs Guns, a cleverly ironic nod to the fact that no one in England really owns firearms. Then, as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Deanna Marie Soto's Release in Crash Death of Robert Lavender III May Be Temporary: Officials

    A Huntington Beach woman's release from jail without charges after her drunken-driving arrest that followed a crash that killed a 29-year-old Carson man in Fullerton has angered his friends and family, but police and prosecutors claim Deanna Marie Soto is not off the hook yet.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Rancho Santa Margarita Forms Committee to Help Draft Anti-Bullying Ordinance: Update

    See the update at the end of this post on the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council forming a committee to help draft California's anti-bullying ordinance. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 25, 6:02 A.M.: This post was supposed to be about the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council tonight considering an anti-bully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Are Long Beach Police Going After a Record? Three Officer-Involved Shootings in Five Days

    A man in the middle of a narcotics investigation was shot to death Thursday evening by a plainclothes cop in Long Beach, where the police department has logged three officer-involved shootings in five days that have now left two suspects no more. Don't know if they keep records for such things, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    After Almost Dying, Aston Matthews Became a Rapper

    At the age of 18, Lakewood rapper Aston Matthews was barely a legal adult. Yet, it was at this age that his life was forcibly set on the course he is now on. On an otherwise normal night out partying, the kind of evening that for Matthews at worst resulted in passing out from too much liquor, ended ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Robbie Rogers, Openly Gay Galaxy Player Who Made History, to Get Equality California Award

    Equality California announced it will honor Robbie Rogers, the Huntington Beach resident who is the only active openly gay athlete on a major league U.S. sports team, with the Courage in Leadership Award. The 26-year-old midfielder is to receive the honor at the 2013 Los Angeles Equality Awards Oct ... More >>

  • Food

    June 6, 2013

    Carne Asada In OC

    [Hole In the Wall] Northgate Gonzalez Market, Rubalcava's and all the other places to buy our favorite Mexican meat

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Robbie Rogers Becomes First Openly Gay Player to Take North American Field in LA Galaxy Win

    When Robbie Rogers was called in as a substitute during the Los Angeles Galaxy's 4-0 beat down on the Seattle Sounders in Carson Sunday night, he became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a North American major league game.The Huntington Beach resident had only signed with LA on Saturday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Panvimarn

    "Lakewood Village" is the type of quaint, planned downtown area that was originally built for the soccer moms and AARP members living in suburban Long Beach, but its orthopedic shoe store and secondhand book shop have become surrounded over the years by amenities for the rest of us. More specificall ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013

    Notes From the Underground Economy

    Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Laguna Beach Film Society Presents Movie Chris Colfer Wrote and Stars in, Struck By Lightning

    I believe it was an old screenwriting teacher who concluded Sunset Boulevard was the first film narrated by (spoiler alert) a dead character.Glee's Chris Colfer gets the honors in Struck by Lightining, which the Laguna Beach Film Society presents tonight with a post-screening Q&A with director B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Five Essential Top Dawg Entertainment Tracks

    By the time the month of October is over, each member of California's rising rap quartet that flies under the banner of Top Dawg Entertainment and Black Hippy will have performed in or around Orange County. Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock are coming to play The Fox Theater in Pomona and School ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: Taqueria La Mexicana #5

    Long Beach may be lacking in the 24-hour taqueria department (you win this time, Taqueria De Anda!), but it more than makes up for it with a slew of daytime-dwelling taco stands that cook up some of the best quick-n-dirty asada, pollo and pastor around.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Robert Charles Lee Gets 764 Years in Prison to Think About the 10 Women He Raped

    A Fullerton man who raped four women in Orange County and six more in Los Angeles County now has 764 years and eight months in state prison to think about his crimes.Then again, perhaps 42-year-old serial rapist Robert Charles Lee can get out after 300 some odd years for good behavior.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    [UPDATED with More Killings Alleged:] David Cruz Ponce and Max Eliseo Rafael, Convicted Felons, Busted for Homeless-Camp Massacre

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 19, 1:30 P.M.: From the Los Angeles Times: "Long Beach police said they believe that Ponce is responsible for other killings, including two in the Long Beach area. Authorities did not release details on those two cases but said the slaying occurred in the downtown Long Beach area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    More Filipino Eateries Join Jollibee in Anaheim: Valerio's Bakery and Manila Sunrise

    ​When we start calling Anaheim home to OC's own Little Manila, the epicenter of it all will be the plaza at the corner of Euclid and Crescent. When Jollibee and its sister Red Ribbon joined Kapit Bahay and LBC (the balikbayan box courier used by Filipino expats to send care packages to the Philipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    LA Galaxy to Host MLS Cup Viewing Party at Olde Ship in Santa Ana THIS Sunday

    ​ chica had one of her Patchwork festivals this past weekend in Culver City, and I saw someone I never imagined was into crafty stuff: Jaime Cárdenas, the PR guy for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer squad. He's a pal, and a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. I congratulated Jaime on his team's ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Monster Massive Cancels Two Weeks Before Event

    [Mental Notes] Annual Halloween mega-rave had no venue, even as it was briskly selling tickets and advertising the event

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Drink Of The Week: Viet-jito From AnQi Gourmet Bistro

    ​Since House of An opened AnQi adjacent to Charlie Palmer, Bay Area transplants (like myself) have wondered if it's on par with the rest of the family. The collaboration of traditional Asian dishes alongside Chef Ryan Carson's inventive point-of-view has succeeded in doing the almost impossible: M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Deverick Deshawn "Dog" Mathis of La Habra Accused of Heading Notorious Crips Pot Ring in Compton

    ​A La Habra man headed a notorious Crips street gang drug ring that sold marijuana across the country and held meetings on the same Compton block where a second Crips operation sold pot and moved prescription drugs to Louisiana, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles.Deverick Desha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Hybrid Cars Lose Special Carpool Lane Privileges who drive hybrid cars will face a rude awakening tomorrow when they lose their special carpool lane privileges.​Since 2005, thousands of hybrid vehicles have been granted access to the carpool lane, even if there was only one person inside. Lawmakers OK'd the move as an ince ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    North Carolina Sheriffs Mistake Tortilla Dough (aka Masa) for Cocaine, Arrest Mexican by Accident

    Flickr user jlastrasDoes this ball of masa look like an eight-ball to you?​Over the past decade, the Carolinas have seen the largest increase in its Latino population of any states in the country, meaning South and North went from states where the only Latinos were in their universities to healthy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    4th Annual OC Punk Rock Picnic at Hidden Valley Park Saturday Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTSOL​Click here to see the slideshow!4th Annual OC Punk Rock PicnicApril 9, 2011Hidden Valley ParkFor the modern day punk-rock enthusiast, there is something quite affirming about attending an all-day punk rock festival. Perhaps its that sense of acceptance finally, t ... More >>

  • Food

    February 17, 2011

    Da Luau Is Da Kine

    [Hole In the Wall] The Irvine eatery excels at Hawaiian island rarities

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    The Big Four 4--Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax--Coming to Indio

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMetallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009​There have been whispers all week about the Big Four Festival--that's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at one festival--and details were announced just this morning.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Boeing Cuts 900 Jobs in Long Beach, But OC Workers Also Get Bad News

    ​Boeing's announcement that it is eliminating 900 jobs in Long Beach is getting the big headlines today, but the once-mighty aerospace company also dropped some bad employment news for Orange County.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Dead Woman Wins State Senate Seat, Dead Man Loses City Council Bid

    Jenny Oropeza​Bill Barker did not win one of three open Mission Viejo City Council seats Tuesday, although the fact he received the seventh-most votes out of 12 candidates--and that he died hours before the polls opened--is impressive.But not nearly as impressive as the feat achieved by state Sen. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Pop and Lock Bandits Frontin' It OC-Style

    ​The FBI and the Orange County Sheriff's Department have issued a special bulletin and $10,000 reward for information leading to a live look at that breakin' and frontin' act taking center stage at local banks, the Pop and Lock Crew.B-boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyz!Check that: being sought for capture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    What You Missed: Warped Tour, The Slam Skate Competition, Psychedelic Furs

    Doug Neill​So the weekend's over, the US is out of the World Cup, and yeah, you're back in the office. Already. But let's relive the weekend. Just for a bit. What'd you miss? We were all over the place again, dropping in on the Warped Tour in Carson, the Slam OC Skate Competition in Costa Mesa and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Chivas USA Takes on OC Blue Star in a Friendly Match Tomorrow

    The Chivas Girls will be there, and so should you.​​If you're a soccer junkie and the World Cup just isn't enough for you (the awful number of draws probably isn't helping), then wake up early tomorrow and get your ass over to the Home Depot Center in Carson for the 11 a.m. kickoff of the friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Andrew McMahon's Foundation Teams Up With Warped Tour​Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is pretty busy this summer, what with finishing a new Jack's Mannequin album and going on a reunion tour with Something Corporate. But he's not too busy to devote time to his foundation, Dear Jack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Work For Five Guys Burgers and Fries!

    Flickr user Big C Harvey​Back in December we reported that the famed East Coast burger chain Five Guys is coming to Orange County perhaps around April 1. Okay, so that didn't end up happening after all, but with this new Craigslist ad searching for North Orange County managers promising a 30 store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    My Five Favorite Burgers in O.C.

    The Counter​Burgers abound in our fair county, and not just at the obvious favorites of In-N-Out and Fatburger. Those are a given. If you didn't know about them, I would have to assume that you are vegan or just arrived from space. For this reason, I didn't include them in my list of five fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Five Guys Coming to OC!

    Five Guys​That's right, the East Coast burger chain is expanding beyond its only LA-area locations in south LA County. According to the Fast Food Maven, Five Guys' first OC store is slated for Tustin Street and Katella Avenue in the city of Orange, with an anticipated opening date of April 1.Five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Walk the Rio (and Set to Sea!) at Warped Tour

    ​This isn't the prettiest or the most creative flier that we've ever featured on Flier of the Week; it's really just Photoshopped stock crowd photos and a bunch of logos. What makes this flier important is the information it relays: that Walk the Rio, a dancey/rock electronica band from the city o ... More >>

  • Food

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Thrice's Sixth Studio Album Announced for October, Get Ready for Warped Tour

    Dustin RabinThrice prepare for the summer's Warped Tour (poorly).Irvine's favorite sons (other than Will Ferrell, maybe, but post-Land of the Lost that's questionable at best) Thrice have announced that their sixth album, the follow-up to 2007 (and 2008's!) four-disc, dual release The Alchemy Index ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Incoming: Coldplay at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Photo by Christopher VictorioInternational megastars/activists/relatively faceless British dudes other than their lead singer/producers of pleasingly mellow tunes Coldplay can't seem to stay away from Orange County, getting all up in our area once more on July 19 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Make it Rain

    "Making it rain" is the act of wantonly tossing stacks of cash into the air. Normally this practice is performed in a club, and dancers clamor for the bills, pick them up, and then forever worship the rain man for the demigod that he is. The concept is discussed ad nauseam on hip hop ra ... More >>

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    Less is Less

    Slight, self-absorbed indie 10 Items of Less has got nothing

  • News

    June 2, 2005

    The Pringle-Spanos Tango

    Close ties between Anaheim mayor, Chargers owner might land OC a football team

  • Columns

    February 24, 2005
  • Music

    August 26, 2004
  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Chaos Brings Order

    Music saved the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Theyre Here, Theyre Queer, Theyre Armed

    Orange Countys Pink Pistols are all for peace, love and understanding among straights and gays. Meantime, theyre taking target practice.

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    Boho Reality

    Long Beachs Illumination Focus Marker Tinderbox Whimsy

  • Culture

    July 18, 2002

    Conceptualists Stories

    OCMA shows you how to live in a poisoned world

  • Columns

    May 10, 2001

    Ball Busting

    And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?

  • Unknown

    January 18, 2001
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