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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[Hole In the Wall] Northgate Gonzalez Market, Rubalcava's and all the other places to buy our favorite Mexican meat
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 >>
"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 >>
Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
SO...my 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 >>
[Mental Notes] Annual Halloween mega-rave had no venue, even as it was briskly selling tickets and advertising the event
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 >>
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 >>
dmv.ca.govCalifornians 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 >>
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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTSOLClick 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 >>
[Hole In the Wall] The Irvine eatery excels at Hawaiian island rarities
OCTAKemptonUPDATE/CLARIFICATION, FEB. 4, 9:23 A.M.: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) clarified for the Weekly why its CEO Will Kempton lands at the No. 2 spot on a state-compiled list of top executive salaries from California special districts.It's not Kempton's salary, the OCTA ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMetallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009There 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.
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.
Jenny OropezaBill 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 >>
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 >>
Doug NeillSo 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 >>
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 >>
www.myspace.com/jacksmannequinJack'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 >>
Flickr user Big C HarveyBack 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 >>
The CounterBurgers 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 >>
Five GuysThat'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 >>
Thanks to a little NorCal love, the new release from 60 Watt Kid is positively incandescent
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
Slight, self-absorbed indie 10 Items of Less has got nothing
Close ties between Anaheim mayor, Chargers owner might land OC a football team
Music saved the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Orange Countys Pink Pistols are all for peace, love and understanding among straights and gays. Meantime, theyre taking target practice.
Long Beachs Illumination Focus Marker Tinderbox Whimsy
OCMA shows you how to live in a poisoned world
And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?