St. Nicks across the country keep fighting for control of America's premier Santa organization
Orange County is a prime location for new breweries due to the wealth of vacant commercial space and the ever-growing beer scene--we all know this. However, because of October's government shutdown, Orange County breweries have had their plans delayed and in some cases even cancelled. Bottle Logic ... More >>
Although we've been boozehounds here at SaFII since forever, 2012 was the year where we really took off and became full-fledged drinkers. Not only did we hold an epic Happy Hour with KCRW and the OC Bartender's Cabinet (and stand by for the next one...) but we began reporting on alcohol as its own s ... More >>
When it comes to cracking the jokes, Alonzo Bodden has it covered. He kills on his weekly podcast called, "Who's Paying Attention?," he travels all around bringing the laughs everywhere he lands, he's done cameos on plenty of late night TV shows, and even won Last Comic Standing and later went on to ... More >>
Back in October, when we told you about the World Famous Doll Hut closing it's doors for good after the new year, we left you with a final thought:Get your ass out there as often as you can. Count every piece of chewed up gum you step on, every bit of stage feedback and decaying band sticker on th ... More >>
Last February, the annual LA activist event known as the "Anti-Mall: People B4 Profit Marketplace" made its SanTana debut at...where else but El Centro Cultural de Mexico! OC is being spoiled again as conscious vendors, artists, and organizations are setting up shop this weekend in counter-Columbus ... More >>
"When savory trucks are looking to expand their lot -- or trying to bring more attention to certain menus -- if you're a popular dessert truck, you add a different dimension," says George Wu of Waffles de Liege. Want more insight on Liege waffles? We receive a history lesson tomorrow.Read our interv ... More >>
If Karl Marx MasterCards become all the rave here, maybe they'll be extended to the gift cards in our Christmas stockings. A girl can dream, can't she?Actually, Karl Marx's image on MasterCards is all the rave in East Germany, where 40 percent of those surveyed recently favor socialism.After the jum ... More >>
One of our Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week "winners" . . . Claudio Huerta Martinez, Accused of Sex with Little Girl, Beats Stiff Competition for Week's Ugliest Mug. . . could be spending the rest of his life in prison. Claudio Huerta Martinez, 45, of Santa Ana, was convicted last week of forcing a 7 ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 5, 9:08 A.M.: We should be used to this on Planet Octomom, where up is down, black is white, fiction is truth, employment is fantasy and whipping a fat guy in a diaper is appropriate parental behavior. And so, it comes as no surprise that the former porn star-turned-entertainment man ... More >>
Channel4.com via Riverfront TimesA very merry Christmas to you and yours from us here at OC Weekly! Enjoy all of the highlights from Stick A Fork In It this week in this blog entry and we'll see you after the holidays!
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If you suffer from autism, migraines, hyperactivity or epileptic seizures, you should probably avoid a certain Fountain Valley house this holiday season. Installed by Devers Dream Works, the display features 54,020 flashing LED lights.
On several Fridays this year, we've presented the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week.But what about the Ugliest Police Mugshots of the Year?Glad you asked.After the jump are the 10 ugliest of the ugliest, which were mostly culled from our semi-weekly selection, although we also tossed in some oth ... More >>
KarlingChristmas with KarlingWhite Trash RecordsKarling, aka Karling Abbeygate, is the subject of our Locals Only column this week, so it's only right to talk about the album itself that she's just released. Frankly, if more Christmas albums had kicking originals like "Christmas Party" and ... More >>
Photo by John GilhooleyUPDATED: DECEMBER 12, 2011: Via an advance copy of a press release from their PR representation, we learn that BP's run at Rialto Cafe is now over. In addition, the future home of Burger Parlor will not only have its own beer sommelier, but biweekly menus for their vegetari ... More >>
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is crisp, everybody's slurping from that mug of good cheer, lights twinkle, and Christmas carols soothe your five o'clock drive. Sick of all that, Scrooge? Good news. Your neighbor has set his holiday light show to Slayer. "Slayer Bob, ... More >>
diylol.comAs we circle the parking lots, wait in the never-ending lines, push through an ungodly amount of people, we might ask ourselves, "Why do we even have to give gifts for Christmas?" It's a fusion of several pre-Christmas winter traditions ranging from the Roman Saturnalia to the demanding ... More >>
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Have you ever killed a wild animal only to discover that it tastes like crap when you try to eat it?Come on. Admit it: Your hunting endeavors haven't always put mouth-watering meat on your table.
Thanksgiving is dunzo -- at last, it's socially acceptable to bring out the Christmas decor! Yahoo! Travel has named Newport Beach the No. 2 destination for holiday lights. (The top spot predictably went to New York City.) Writer Elissa Richard hails the city's boat parade:&n ... More >>
Sanchez: Show that cha-cha!UPDATE: Sorry, folks, but you're going to have to wait until the 2012 election season to see a picture of Loretta wearing a Halloween costume of what was essentially her version of an angel: wearing a see-through nightgown. As you'll notice below, someone left a comment ... More >>
Halloween Time may officially be over at Disneyland (other than the Haunted Mansion's The Nightmare Before Christmas makeover that runs through the rest of the year), but all of the pumpkins will soon be replaced by tinsel when the park's holiday season officially bows on November 14.Learn what p ... More >>
You may know "Weird Al" Yankovic" as the "Eat It" guy (check out his bio on Twitter). After all, until 2006 his parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was his highest charting single. And although he's made a name out of using other artists' songs to write funny stuff, he's gotten a lot of critica ... More >>
The Newport Beach Film Festival runs annually in April (April 28-May 5 this year), but it presents the "festival experience" year-round through the Orange County Film Society. Among the special events for members who lay out $99 annually are regular sneak preview screenings of films before they h ... More >>
Photo from Photojojo websiteIf your creative outlet of choice is your trusty camera, you really need to sign up for Photojojo's newsletter. The photo-centric website sends out a weekly e-mail featuring the latest gadgets, tips and, most important, really great project ideas for lover ... More >>
Flickr User Andrew KelsallIf you think it's safe to chow down on that stale gingerbread house you've been eyeing for the past month, you may want to just let it foreclose. On Christmas Eve, Whole Foods Market recalled the houses made by Rolf's Patisserie, a Chicago-area bakery and one of its sup ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyIt's Mau vs. Claus.What'd you miss this weekend? It was a quiet one in Orange County, but we've got a few photos for you: First up is the Growlers' hometown show at Detroit Bar, then came Dinner With Dave (super special Christmas edition!) and then we checked out a neighborhood ... More >>
KFC is the sister brand of Irvine-based Taco Bell, so this: ABC News reports that the company is the preferred Christmas dinner of choice in Japan. According to the network, the tradition started 40 years ago, when KFC was one of the few American brands in the island nation, and hungry Americans ... More >>
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Nothing evokes a little Christmas spirit quite like a candy cane. Visit Etsy and you'll find a slew of awesome holiday candy inspired items! Candy Cane Bat Ornament by Pocket Full of Posiez After the jump, more sweet pepperminty crafts that'll make you drool for the holidays.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>
OCTA.netMetrolink's Holiday Toy Express chugs into Orange County this month, but after making more than 50 stops over 14 days last year, the Christmasy choo-choo is only stopping 13 times over five days this December.That has one South County town feeling particularly Scrooged.
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From Mt. Shasta to the OC, a Christmas tree arrived at South Coast Plaza faster than you can say "Trick-or-treat!"Many gathered with seasonal lattes in hand to watch the 96-foot fir end its two-day, 650-mile journey around 5 a.m. Monday.
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The big bowl of leftover Halloween candy is still sitting on your counter, yet there's Christmas decorations every which way you turn. Did we all forget about Thanksgiving? Turkey fused art pendant by Jochris12 Thank goodness for these fab turkey finds--after the jump, some more ta ... More >>
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