• Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Norma Patricia Esparza, Respected Professor, Faces Trial for Killing Man She Says Raped Her

    Norma Patricia Esparza came to Santa Ana as a small child with her family from Mexico. She later received a scholarship to attend the elite Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and then Pomona College. She went on to work with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, before joining ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2012

    Straight Outta Syria

    Orange County is home to growing numbers of refugees from that country's growing civil war

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Kevin Patrick Kendall, Sex Offender, Allegedly Tried Meet "13 y.o. Girl" from Teen Chat Room

    Kevin Patrick Kendall just can't keep his hands off minor girls, if an anti-child exploitation task force is to be believed.A registered sex offender residing in Long Beach, Kendall is accused of sharing sexy talk in a teen chat room with a 13-year-old girl who he also arranged to meet.The thing is, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Lemuel Uy Libunao: Immigrant Success Story or "Purple Syrup" Drug Lord?

    ​Lemuel Uy Libunao co-owns Plaza Pharmacy in Santa Ana, Blue Rose Pharmacy in Buena Park and Value Plus Pharmacy in Long Beach. Of Philippine-Chinese descent, the 42-year-old "Emerging Asian" was a shoo-in for the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the Asian Business Association of Orange Count ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches Already Planning a Second Location

    Professor SaltClick here to see our slideshow of Bruxie Gourmet Waffles.​Damn, that was fast: barely a month into its existence, not even a month after Shuji reviewed it and before Edwin could make his way down there, Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches in Old Towne Orange is already looking to open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Chapman University Dorms in Pricey Company

    ​James Doti has worked his Lilliputian arse off over the years trying to get Chapman University included in conversations about the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the land.The private Orange university finds itself ranked today with many of those prestigious institutions, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    FYF's Sean Carlson and the Art of Modesty

    Flickr user Incase.Sean Carlson, FYF founder​If you look at the more than half-decade run of Los Angeles music shindig, FYF Fest, and the lineups strung together by founder Sean Carlson through the years, it's sort of mind boggling to consider he's only 25.  This year's show, which will featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Cochina Fest Is So Hardcore, It Doesn't Need Electricity And Is Pre-Rock

    ​In 2003, a few bands hiked up to a large eucalyptus tree in the Box Springs mountains of Riverside and put on the first Cochina Festival. They called it pre-rock, an event free from establishments, stages, electricity, security, and everything a corporate music festival implies. Bands played with ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    DEL TACO Crime of the Week?!?!?!

    The chain's biggest crime? Firing Dan...A reader once asked me why I pick on Taco Bell so much by highlighting the crimes that take place at the various outposts of the Irvine-based megachain. I was polite and explained that the Bell is perhaps the most widely-distributed culinary export we have, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Will Record Store Day Spin Right Past Orange County By?

    April 18 is Record Store Day. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is sponsoring this celebration of "the unique culture of indie record stores all year long" with sales, in stores and other mayhem. NAMBLA, I mean, NARM has the backing of fellow sponsors Music Monitor Network, the Coa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Savage Republic to Play Long Beach May 30

    I was at the Good Foot monthly Friday night at Que Sera when I spotted the flier for Savage Republic's May 30 gig. I nearly spit out my vodka tonic. To see these post-punk legends in a club as intimate as Long Beach's Que Sera should be amazing. In the '80s and early '90s, Savage Republic were one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part V

    OC's lamesauce Saturday night lineup forced music editor Dave Segal and photographer/Le Receptionist Leslie Agan to fly to The Prospector in Long Beach to catch The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God and the Stevenson Ranch Davidians. The Vandelles were pretty awesome, the other acts. . .not so m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2008

    Last Night: Savage Republic at The Press

    By Waleed Rashidi Savage Republic January 12, 2008 The Press Better than: Savage Garden fronted by Fred Savage, that's for damned sure. Download: A live version of "Jamahiriya." Some bands get back together because the money's too good. Others reunite simply 'cause it's supposedly the honorable ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Friday - 11/23

    Antarctica at Pitzer College, Kathy Griffin at OCPAC, Ray Bush & the BBC Jazz Band at the Olde Ship

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises

    Democrats flip-flop on SoCal bribery case report: Greg Miller at the Los Angeles Times says an internal investigations report by the House Intelligence Committee continues to remain off-limits to the public. The politicians don't want the masses to see even a declassified summary report on the embar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    This is NOT a Joke, OC people

    The San Bernardino County Sun's Michael Rappaport reported today what every Orange County resident feared: The end is near. In an article about the increasing affuence of the Inland Empire, Rappaport quoted Redlands-based regional economist John Husing saying—make sure your cocktail is secur ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 21, 2006

    It's More Fun When You Help

    Millard Sheets helps us remember why we love where we live

  • Culture

    October 5, 2006

    'Ruination Unending'

    Whoever he is, Manifestos author faces the abyss

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Get Out!

    April 20 - April 27: Now Leave Me Alone

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    New Reviews

    Mountain Patrol: Kekexili; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; La Mujer de mi Hermano; Preaching to the Choir; Scary Movie 4, The Wild

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Get Out!

    Those Aren't Words ... Nightlife and More: Jan. 26 - Feb. 2

  • Culture

    January 12, 2006

    Consider the Wallace

    Seven things that must be said about David Foster Wallace and his new book of essays

  • Music

    July 7, 2005
  • Culture

    June 9, 2005

    Step to the New

    With a new organizer and, where possible, fewer paintings of sailboats, Long Beachs Tour des Artistes tries to make friends

  • Features

    December 30, 2004
  • Features

    December 30, 2004
  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    Office Space

    Chris Hoffs new gallery offers low-budget without limits

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    RAID killed dead

    Another one bites the dust

  • Music

    May 18, 2000
  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Back From the Dead

    The return of the Women

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Snoop Doggy Dad

    Vernall Varnado rides shotgun on his son's celebrity

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    Our Crumb

    Getting over the Girl, getting on with the music

  • Columns

    October 1, 1998