Well here's some fine news (for a change) heading into Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start of the summer beach season in Orange County: Things have improved so much at perpetually polluted Poche Beach that the San Clemente locale has been removed from Heal the Bay's annual Beach Bumm ... More >>
According to a chamber of commerce website, the Catalina Island Yacht Club, founded in 1893, "is one of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern California" with "a rich history in the lore and tradition of the Island." But a lawsuit filed this month in Orange County Superior Court claims ... More >>
Is it a sexually explicit crime for a man to rub lotion on a 10-year-old boy whose genitals are not touched? Does it make a difference if the boy is naked? Or, that the adult, who is not related to the boy, films the activity? Or, that the filmmaker belongs to an active group of child pornography ... More >>
Chef Sims was like a breath of fresh air, and not just because her restaurant resides along PCH in Laguna Beach. Her experience in the military makes her more professional, detail-oriented and outgoing in the kitchen. Her modest space burns though orders of empanadas, burgers and a lovely banana pud ... More >>
Before we forget, we wanted to wish our OTL chef Jonathan Solis a happy belated birthday! We're sure you spent it surrounded by good food and great family/friends. As natural as it is for a chef to discuss culinary experiences, they aren't always as forthcoming about their personal life. We were for ... More >>
Three Orange County beaches are among the cleanest of 200 popular beaches around the country, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).However, the NRDC's "Testing the Waters" survey also identified three separate stretches of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point as be ... More >>
Fullerton's Steamers Jazz Club continues its weekly summer series tonight on Catalina Island with the Edmund Velasco Quintet. The Friday night show is the latest highlighting Grammy-winning and up-and-coming musicians taking place at the Catalina Country Club.
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyCatalina Island is about to get a boost in its entertainment options via a musical performance from Huntington Beach stoner crew the Dirty Heads. The band will be playing July 29 at the Decanso Beach Club courtesy of the Santa Catalina Island Company who hooked up with loc ... More >>
Photo by Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyUPDATE, MAY 27, 4:49 P.M.: The original report on Orange County's excellent showing on Heal the Bay's Beach Report Card left off the beaches that made the 2010-11 Honor Roll, and for good reason: the link to that list was broken.The link has since been repaired, ... More >>
There's an interesting little story on the Long Beach Press Telegram website today about what has to be the biggest marijuana bust on Catalina Island in recent memory. "Deputies arrested one man and seized 1,500 pounds of marijuana on a Catalina Island beach, authorities said today," the story sa ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 5:30 P.M.: The Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations today denied parole for Lawrence Rayburn Cowell.He will be eligible for his next parole hearing in 2016.The board heard opposition to the 62-year-old's parole on double 25 years to ... More >>
Can you really just show up at a multimillion-dollar Newport Coast home and move in without buying it or paying rent? Apparently, yes
Poor Whitney Lomazow.She recently moved to Irvine from the Midwest and decided to turn to a dubious source for advice on which Orange County beaches to visit:The New York Times.That's like asking Betty White which skateboard to buy.
"This is not done with any type of belligerency."--The hilariously disingenuous statement earlier this month by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher while visiting Catalina Island to confront a lone Mexican consulate official for distributing ID cards in the resort town of Avalon. To launch his June 3 el ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban Apologist) has been beating the drums against illegal immigrants recently, and is now going against the Catholic Church for following the wasy of the Nazarene when it comes to strangers in a foreign land, which begs the question: why has Dana never criticiz ... More >>
flickr user AndrewEickAs mentioned in the accompanying post on "good news" for Orange County in Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card, many OC beaches scored perfect A grades and, overall, our shoreline experienced its cleanest dry weather season in six years.But not everything smells like a r ... More >>
Courtesy of Paddle With PurposeLast weekend, co-founder of the SUP Spot and highly respected ambassador of stand-up paddling, Jodie Nelson, set out for an intense 39.8 mile paddle from Catalina Island to Dana Point during the Ohana Ocean Catalina Challenge, becoming the first woman ever to comple ... More >>
This weekend, co-founder of the SUP Spot and highly respected ambassador of stand-up paddling, Jodie Nelson, prepares for a historic challenge of being the first woman ever to paddle a grueling 39.8 miles from Catalina Island to Dana Point.
OC stage prodigy-turned-filmmaker Drake Doremus brings his 'very personal' movie to Park City, Utah
JenSchumacher.comIrvine's Jen Schumacher, who pushed off from Catalina Island around midnight and swam the channel to the Palos Verdes shore, arrived safely just before 9 this morning. Her official time: 9:02:43. After swimming past trash and plastic bags in the ocean, Schumacher decided to embar ... More >>
The raw vote totals in OC tell the realand really amazingstory of Super Tuesday
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Ridin’, ropin’, rasslin’ & other games of skill & contests of strength, blazing trails, seeing sights &, of course, Anteaters
Earlier this year, an impressive number of birds died near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. The cause of the deaths was never discovered. Today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that seabirds all along the West Coast have been dying in exceptionally large numbers. This is the third year that s ... More >>
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