Central America

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    This Friday, Get a Free Donut from Krispy Kreme (If You Show Up In Costume)

    Don't feel like paying $3 for a boo-rito at Chipotle this year? Want something completely free instead? Well, I've got news for you, and it's coming in donut form. This friday, Krispy Kreme, our beloved donut chain that gives away free stuff on random occasions, is giving away free donuts if you sh ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 3, 2014

    Why Are More Mexicans Calling Themselves White?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And would the U.S. government investing heavily in Mexico save the country?

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Yvonne Lee Baldelli Has Her Remains Found in Panama; Former Boyfriend Accused of Murder

    A couple months ago, we gazed navelly at a woman who used to reside in Tustin turning up pregnant and presumably murdered on the Big Island of Hawaii, where a missing man some had referred to as her fiance was being sought for questioning. A similar tragedy is playing out in Panama, where official ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 13, 2013

    Are There English-Language Captions for Spanish-Language TV?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why would a Mexican ever call a gabacha a mexicana?

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    OC Register to No Longer Accept Adult Ads--Wait, You Didn't Know They Ran 'Em?

    Whenever people get on our case about the sexytimes ads we run in our infernal rag, I always point out that the Orange County Register run those sames ads, except smaller, coded, and in the back pages of its Sports section. Hell, I'm old enough to remember when the Reg would run ads for adult theate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    On The Line: Walter Cotta Of Alegria And L'Opera, Part Two

    If there was something we learned from sitting at L'Opera, it's that this was more than a special occasion restaurant. There's no formal dress code, despite the surroundings. You could have a nice lunch without breaking the bank. The restaurant is what you made of it, whether casual or fancy. We adm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Federal Prosecutors Win Telemarketing Ban Against Orange County Businessman

    Orange County businessman Roy M. Cox apparently did not know that no means no.The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has won a stipulated judgment and permanent injunction against Cox, a Santa Ana resident who ran an international, robocalling telemarketing business that routinely violated the Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The Plight of the Tortured (as Opposed to the Torturers for a Change) Gets Big Screen Due

    Hollywood's awards season has plopped onto red carpets many stars and players from films and television shows (think Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Homeland) that glorify CIA agents, with director Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker follow-up drawing the most controversy for its scenes of American-endorsed t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Van Halen - Honda Center - 6/12/12

    Van Halen Honda Center 6/12/12 It only takes milliseconds to recognize Eddie Van Halen's ferocious guitar tone. Like sonic bullets from a gun, "Unchained" riddled into the audience with its runaway freight train guitar riff as the Honda Center exploded with Van Halen's triumphant stop in Anaheim f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Ron Jeremy Coming to Hi-Time Wine Cellars!

    When our friend at Hi-Time posted a bottle of rum with a label bearing the name and portrait of a certain porn star, we couldn't decide whether it merited a LOL or OMFG comment. We've since blocked out the thought.Whether you love or loathe Ron Jeremy, mark your calendar for July 9, for that is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    FBI Searching For Yvonne Baldelli, Laguna Niguel Woman Missing in Panama

    The FBI is searching for a Laguna Niguel woman who moved to Panama last year and has been missing for five months. Yvonne Baldelli, 42, was last seen Nov. 26 on Carenero Island in Panama's Bocas del Toro province, according to family members who set up a Facebook page to help find her. "Our family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Van Halen at the Forum Last Night

    ​Van HalenFebruary 8, 2012The ForumSome secret shows tend to be bigger than others. I've been fortunate to catch a few in my concert going years but last nights friends and family dress rehearsal show with Van Halen is definitely top five. Things started off great when it turned out the Forum wasn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Van Halen to Tour in 2012 With David Lee Roth

    ​Unless you were awake at 12:30 am PST or a part of their mailing list, then you'd be surprised to know that rock icons Van Halen announced they are going on tour in 2012, with tickets on-sale January 10. What happens from here no one knows since there aren't any dates or cities listed, only three ... More >>

  • Food

    November 24, 2011

    San Salvador Sells the Breakfast of Salvis

    [Hole In the Wall] At this Fountain Valley restaurant, get the breakfast before trying anything else

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Leo Machado: 'Without Passion, There is No Song'

    ​ Looking back, Leo Machado says only words remained to shape memories of his past relationships. Fortunately for the Managua-born musician, he was able to translate them into the songs that define his full-length debut. Aptly titled Solo Quedan Palabras, the indie effort released in February ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Blonde, Botox'd and BACK! The Real Housewives of Orange County returns this Sunday

    ​Because there just aren't enough cat fights, Brazilian lesbians and talks of "vaginal rejuvenation" in regular life, The Real Housewives of Orange County are back--this Sunday at 10 p.m. on Bravo.  It's been a while since the tanned and mostly toned ladies invaded our TV screens. Here's who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Ronald Reagan Day in Larry Agran Land?

    ​It's unclear why this wasn't proposed a few weeks ago, but the Irvine City Council tonight will consider proclaiming Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of 40th president's birthday.The proclamation is not being foisted on the panel that leans Democratic because Reagan was once a member of the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    And Now for Something Completely Different: Mexica Movement's Anti-Thanksgiving Event

    ​While you are shopping today for turkey, trim and giblets, Mexica Movement members are preparing for a totally different holiday celebration.From 3-6 p.m. Thursday, the union of the indigenous people of the colonial nations known as the U.S., Mexico, Canada and those in Central America, hosts a " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Tonight: Pre-Thanksgiving Uncommon Burlesque Show at Commonwealth Lounge

    Jennie Warren/OC WeeklyDizzy Von Damn, right, posed for our 2010 Sex Issue.​In town? At the parents' place tonight? Nothing to do after they go to bed at 9 p.m.? How about a good, old-fashioned burlesque show? OC's fave burlesque troupe, Uncommon Burlesque, is putting on a pre-Thanksgiving bash to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: How Can You Celebrate a Mexican Thanksgiving?

    ​In the spirit of the season, Rex from one of the little Lagunas sent me this:For Thanksgiving, do Mexicans celebrate it with tamales? What dishes would you suggest? Wish that it were true, Rex. Fact is, Mexicans usually celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States the same way Americans do: the sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    "Mexican" Coke on Continental Airlines

    Dave Lieberman"You're taking a picture of the Coke can?" "Yes." "O-o-okay."​I was in Washington, D.C., last week, and on my first leg flight from John Wayne to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, I asked for a Coke to settle my stomach. It had a very familiar taste; imagine my surprise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    Headline: Hardest Worker in O.C.? Get 'em a Zoila!​ Comment by IRVINKNIGHT: 100 pesos says Yvette gives the Zoila award to either an illegal alien or a pregnant homeless girl.Comment by EVILTWIN: Another great article for "LA Opinion". Where it belongs!Comment by SHOULDNTBELIEVE: I have a bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: Great Horchata?

    ​Since we're in the midst of Latino Heritage Month, let's take a question on Mesoamerica's favorite drink! From Paul, who also asked about menudo--but we'll save that for another time:Where can I find some good horchata (not instant)?Quite a few places, actually, but don't get too impressed about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Dragonfruit

    Dave Lieberman​Drive up Brookhurst Street toward the 22 and you'll see houses with strange, surreal trees that look as though they're made of cactus; a closer look reveals that they actually are succulents, long ropy ones that are tied onto forms to look like trees. They have blindingly bright flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    The Funniest Food-Related Traffic Accident Report Of The Week​Traffic accidents are rarely funny. But if no one is hurt and it involves 39,000 pounds of cheese and a truck fire, you bet it is. Add to that mix a newspaper reporter with a penchant for puns and what results is comedy gold! In his report, Sean Dugas, writer for News Herald ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Some Salvadorans Here Can Breathe a (Temporary) Sigh of Relief

    ​If you're a Salvadoran whose Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is about to expire, you're in luck.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the Department of Homeland Security will extend the TPS for eligible nationals from the current Sept. 9, 2010, date through the new exp ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    An Immigrant's Heart

    To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big

  • Columns

    April 29, 2010


    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And: Do Mexicans measure up?

  • Culture

    April 22, 2010

    Getting Dressed for the Fest

    [Trendzilla] Say yes to cotton, no to bikini tops

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Pop-Rockin' Watermelon Margarita at Panama Joe's

    Jessica Ford​The experience at Panama Joe's in Long Beach all depends on where you sit: the bar to the right or the dining room to the left. In the bar, you can watch just about any sport on the flat screen TVs covering the walls, and on some nights, you're greeted by scantily clad alcoho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2010

    John Patrick Bedell: Alleged Pentagon Shooter, OC Weekly Reader?

    Col. James Sabow, RIP​John Patrick Bedell, who died after firing shots at Pentagon security guards yesterday, may have been motivated in part by his obsession with a story the Weekly has covered extensively: the Jan. 1991 death of Col. James Sabow at the now-closed El Toro Marine Corps Air Station ... More >>

  • Food

    October 1, 2009
  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009

    Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Interview Extra: RX Bandits

    In less than 24 hours, 4th of July celebrations will officially be in full swing. But if you're an RX Bandits fan, you're probably busy thinking about July 8th. Only five days until the band takes the stage in front of their rabid hometown crowd at The House of Blues in Anaheim along side Dredg on t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
  • Columns

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Avanti Tackles the Mayans This Month in its World Tuesdays

    You still haven't gone to Avanti Cafe's World Tuesdays, have you? Where $11.50 gets you a three-course meal of international cuisine, each following a monthly theme? I went yesterday and enjoyed a thick bread soup, plantain croquettes fried with God's love and accompanied by coconut rice and the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 5/30 - 6/1

    The Original Booty Burglars, Friday 9 p.m. Someone call the sheriff! There's junk in the trunk! Surf City Saloon 18528 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 714-963-7744 Collections 2008: Graduate Designers Fashion Show, Friday 7 p.m. Celebrate the release of Sex and The City: The Movie with a student ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Remember Books?

    David Unger

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    AAM's Kraut Slut

    AAM Kraut Slut (Static Discos) Release date: May 8, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Ah, Mexican techn ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • Food

    March 2, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Sumptuous Syncretism

  • Columns

    November 24, 2005
  • Columns

    March 31, 2005
  • News

    June 19, 2003

    A Shore Once Far

    How things were, and why they are the way they are

  • Food

    May 22, 2003

    Tamale Time!

    Tamales, topos and pan dulce at Panaderia y Antojitos Guatemala

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Too Loud to Ignore

    Tazumal rage against the maquina

  • Features

    September 2, 1999

    Back to Cool

    Our firstand probably last, but certainly incompletecollege club guide

  • Columns

    May 20, 1999
  • More >>