A site that ranks Irvine the No. 4 best place in the United States for pet lovers has Anaheim way down at No. 30, but the municipal box that holds Disneyland does finish tops in the country in specific pet-related categories.
For the past 5 years, the term YG has become more than the general title for a Young Gangster--specifically, a blood. Since dropping "Toot it and Boot it", the Bompton (no typo) rapper has been preparing for a event like last night's; the official listening party for his debut album "My Krazy Life." ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>
The Constellation Room
The Heartless Bastards may have grown from a power trio to a quartet, moved labels (from blues-rock purveyors Fat Possum to Partisan), and reshuffled a the lineup quite a bit, but the heart (heh) of the group, Erika Wennerstrom, hasn't lost the powerful, melancholy voice that made critics all stand ... More >>
Despite initially claiming post-2011 arrest innocence and implying that the FBI had manufactured a false case that she aided Middle East terrorists, an Orange County pharmacist has pleaded guilty and faces sentencing next month.Turkey native and legal U.S. resident Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma wor ... More >>
The Garden Grove restaurant has an overachieving, enthusiastically erratic menu that includes a killer spaghetti dish
Martin J. "Marty" Smith is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, an editor who has boostered smart writing and supported other writers, and also made a career himself as author of a popular mystery series and, because he is a gregarious and curious nut, a series of unlikely books which seem to ... More >>
We've taken our digs at Kobe Bryant over the years for calling a referee a faggot, marrying a wannabe Kardashian and, of course, his world-famous infidelity, but it's really coming out of love. Honest, Black Mamba is our favorite NBA superstar residing in tony Newport Coast--at least until Dwight Ho ... More >>
Cincinnati's Foxy Shazam is in the middle of a busy 2012. They released their fourth LP, The Church of Rock and Roll. The glam rockers bounced around the major label circuit for years before landing on I.R.S./EMI in 2011 and are having their greatest success to date. Catching up with the band before ... More >>
Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on ElectricVenue.com. Fans can log in at http://www.electricvenue.com/#/man-overboard-show/4559960491and watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>
It's never good news when a tanker overturns, but when the spilt shipment is edible, the situation seems all the more tragic. A foodastrophe happened last week in Riverside when a truck unloaded 100 gallons of olive oil onto the 91 Freeway. All those poor salads! Here are eight other e ... More >>
Christina Pazsitzky is pure comedy: honesty and a lot of outspokenness. She's been on Chelsea Lately, has a hysterical podcast along with her husband Tom Segura, headlines comedy clubs nationwide, has a new comedy CD, and is on the upcoming Showtime special filmed in Amsterdam, Red Light C ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
After suffering from the effects of congestive heart failure for several months, longtime progressive and environmental activist Jean Newman "Jeanie" Bernstein died at her Laguna Beach home surrounded by her children and caregiver Angie on Oct. 22.She was 88.
We bear good news for people who aren't fans of driving out to San Bernardino for shows! Mos Def and Talib Kweli, who performed their stellar set Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star at the hip-hop festival this summer, are currently touring the album, and will be at the House of Blues in Ana ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
This week's horrific show--which is composed to things said about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs--takes a road trip. After the jump, you'll be treated to a freeway trickster, an Ultimate Fighter outta gas, a family that lives out of an RV (on purpose) and a surfing skier (and the read ... More >>
The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>
A swinging new musical, made on the cheap, reminds us how good the genre can be
The Hype: Here we go, the fifth installment of LMNO's 10-albums-in-2010 campaign--otherwise known as Push That Work. Testing his endurance midway through this project is something most of his fans ought to be curious about at this point on his new release, Determined to Fly. Teaming up ... More >>
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThere are a few sports that should only be played under certain conditions: hockey should only be played in areas where there's natural ice (sorry, Ducks fans); football should only be played in the middle of a snowstorm; and horseshoes should only be played with a b ... More >>
Lilledeshan Bose[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.
A deal with Columbia hasn't cost the band their geekdom
The chain of Italian eateries is giving a 20 per cent discount to California state employees and their guests at all CA locations through October 31 (employee ID and a photo ID are required). In Orange County, that's Brea, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Garden Grove.California has been singled out bec ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
The Freshly Dipped Tour
'Where's the love?' Maybe with the fairies?
Movie of the Week: Tron
Per LA Times: Riled blues pianist H-Bomb Ferguson passes away Sunday. Says Ponderosa Stomp, which hosted Ferguson in notable late performances: Born May 9, 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina, H-Bomb's father was a strict minister who nevertheless encouraged his sons' interest in music, even going s ... More >>
May 11 - May 18: Mad Like Eldridge Cleaver
Feb. 1 - Feb. 7
Crossing the border with Tommy Lee Jones elegiac Western
George Clooney presses for freedom of the press
eRohrabacher revisits the Oklahoma City bombing
RVCAs New Image skate art show has everything Beautiful Losers doesnt
He made billions with Broadcom and then quit at 44. Now Nicks life gets really exciting
Red Rock Chilis Scorched Throat Policy
Saigon, USA white-washes local history
Well win the war, but how about the peace?
Well win the war, but how about the peace?
Steven Blush on the birth of Orange County hardcore
Headlines from around America
Keely and Du do the abortion debate
Workers claim Macy's engineered anti-union vote