Central Park (New York)

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Larry Agran Spent $200 Million At Great Park, But His Top Adviser Scores New York Times Story On His House

    We once could have imagined The New York Times sending a future reporter to a completed Orange County Great Park in Irvine for an awe-inspiring article in the paper's "Great Homes & Destinations" section. Don't laugh. There's no shame in being fooled a decade ago. That's when Irvine political boss L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Forde's Theatre: Overpriced PR Consultant Confesses Great Park Plan Was A Dream

    Having collected $7.23 million to do public relations for a government park that may never be fully built because of wasted spending, Newport Beach consultant Arnold Forde made clear at the outset of an Aug. 5 deposition that he is contemptuous of questions about his windfall. The recipient of no- ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2014
  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Larry Agran's Irvine Idiots

    [Moxley Confidential] Even after the release of a damning audit, the longtime political boss and his apologists still think all's swell at the Great Park

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Orange County Great Park Now to Be More Like a Ho-Hum Regional Park

    That Orange County Great Park that would rival Golden Gate Park in San Francisco or Central Park in Manhattan? You know, the nature and multi-use park ringed by housing that Irvine and South County forces convinced a majority of county voters in 2002 was preferable to a new 24-hour, international a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Rocco's Deli Italiano

    Gruff New Yorker attitudes don't last long on the laid-back, breezy streets of Long Beach, but there is always room for a cured-meat-filled, Italian-style sandwich with some East Coast sass. Signal Hill's Rocco's Deli Italiano just opened a second location in the East Village Arts District, and its ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    Reggie Watts' Humor Might Hurt Your Head

    When it comes to the humor this beatboxing madman, it's best to not overthink it

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Five Awesome Murals Honoring Dead Musicians

    By: Rae AlexandraThe Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a recent revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    [UPDATED: Gates Still Locked, Surfrider Speaks] Dana Point: Unlock the Gates, Let Them Have Beach Access, Court Rules

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyEven Jim Moriarty, CEO of Surfrider Foundation, is locked out.​UPDATE, JUNE 16, 11:51 A.M.: It's been 15 days since the San Diego Superior Court ruled that The Strand at Headlands development in Dana Point needed to stop preventing beach access to the public. At 7 a.m. on ... More >>

  • Film

    June 16, 2011

    Waddle, Waddle, Mug, Repeat

    Jim Carrey and his tuxedoed friends on a grim march to nowhere in 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Naming the Orange County Great Park After Ronald Reagan Gets Scholarly Stamps of Approval

    ​A 25-year-old law has presented a snag in getting a statue of Ronald Reagan erected in a Newport Beach park. But who needs a statue when you can have an entire park named in your honor? And not just any park, but the Orange County Great Park, which has been billed as the first great municipal par ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011

    Welcome to the Ronald Reagan Great Park

    EXCLUSIVE! Super-secret plans are afoot to name Orange County's largest public-works project after the Great Communicator

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Agran Makes His Moves at Great Park

    Photo by Christopher VictorioA familiar role for Larry Agran on Wednesday: moving chess pieces at the Great Park. ​When Great Park Corp. board members several months ago were chewing the fat at one of their monthly board meetings at Irvine City Hall, chairman Larry Agran mentioned how he envisione ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Pavement to Reunite, Let the Speculation Begin!

    ​In the '90s, Pavement were the band to mention liking if you wanted to sound cool, even if all you really knew was "Cut Your Hair." There's probably no current act that fills that role--thanks to the Internet, everyone knows every band and is sick of them after a couple of weeks.They haven't play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    NYC AIDS Walk Gets Hillary Duff. We Get Vickie Vargas

    New York's AIDS Walk opening ceremony hostessNew York City's biggest AIDS fundraiser of the year, Sunday's AIDS Walk in Central Park, will be led by actress-singer Hillary Duff, who will serve as co-host of the opening ceremony and walk with her "Hillary Duff-Walk with Love" team.Orange County gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Pin the $285,560 on the Non-Fundraising Fundraiser

    Steven Choi: unsatisfied Down four members, the Orange County Great Park Corporation Board of Directors voted 4-1 today to recommend the Irvine City Council spend $285,560 for a private fundraising consultant. That's for one year, and the chosen firm is not expected to actually raise any funds dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 1-17-08

    CLOVERFIELD Since many people are asking what exactly “Cloverfield” means in the context of the movie, let's deal with that right of the bat – it doesn't mean anything. It wasn't even supposed to be the film's real title initially, just a red herring to throw people off track named after one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2007


    2:30 p.m.: Arrive at Fashion Island, having gotten the proper directions this time, and only had to make one drastic, corrective U-turn. Find the courtesy lounge. Marvel at the array of free brownies and donuts. Despair that there is no free booze...and considering the lounge closes at 6, there prob ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    All The Councilmans Men

    Nestande joins other slimy ex-politicos in Larry Agrans inner circle

  • Features

    October 28, 1999