Looking out the large windows from Jay Famiglietti's corner office at UC Irvine on a sun-drenched late-spring day, you take in an inviting deep greenbelt and, just beyond that, the green, green grass of Aldrich Park. Contrast that with the view from the UCI hydrologist's new office at the NASA Jet ... More >>
See the update on Page 2 with Cadiz Inc. saying the media is overblowing the amount of chromium 6 in drinking water coming to Orange County. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 7, 7:33 A.M.: "They may have a little science here, a little science there, but the complete studies, I don't think, have been completed ... More >>
Here's something all sides can finally blame on Obama: snarled traffic in parts of Orange County on Saturday morning and early afternoon.
President Barack Obama will stop by Laguna Beach for a fundraiser on his way to give UC Irvine's 50th anniversary commencement address in a Southern California swing that is bookended by a Palm Springs getaway with his wife Michelle.
Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>
Just because you didn't score a Coachella wristband this year, doesn't mean you had to miss out on the Coachella Valley fun. In fact there where are enough pool parties, day clubs, and after-hours events to keep you partying all weekend long while seeing some of your favorite acts on the Coachella b ... More >>
See the update on Page 2 that has me wondering if this whole drone tale is clever marketing for the new animated Disney flick Planes. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 9, 10 A.M.: It's a world of laughter, it's a world of ... drones? That's what an Anaheim Disney resort employee--excuse me, cast member--is repo ... More >>
Wicked Babydoll is coming into her own as a Chicana on the mic. The 23-year-old rapper originally from Los Angeles has three mixtapes to her name with the latest, Words of the Wicked (download here), showcasing her impassioned delivery and hard time rhymes. The collection, laced with dope beats, fea ... More >>
Last Weekend thousands of music fans gathered at the Empire Polo Fields to soak up the Coachella Valley rays, sink their feet in the lush grass and enjoy three days of sensory visuals, a sense of freedom, adventure and most importantly and eclectic mix of music. Though the festival offers revelers e ... More >>
A road map to the best festival parties, and how to get in (or not)!
I got a pal who works produce for a major supermarket here in OC. He's a great guy: we like sports, he likes to hear about the journalism and politics world, and I like to hear about the world of produce, which is far more fascinating than you can ever imagine. Yesterday, he sent me this email:Here ... More >>
My office is buried in books, not just in the arcana that I love so much but also new releases that I just throw into the piles, intent on reviewing them until some damn pedo-priest or crazy-ass politician goes nuts. It's on that note that I'm finally getting to review Mexican American Baseball in t ... More >>
Singing the praises of our much-maligned Inland Empire neighbors
Sweet Relief, the organization that helps local career musicians facing financial hardship due to illness and disability, is hosting a charity festival ticket auction for the sold-out Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2012. Coachella, as everyone knows, will be held over two weekends in April--a ... More >>
Yesterday, California Watch unleashed a blockbuster of a story on the hellhole that is the slums of the Coachella Valley, the home to the people that pick all those dates us OCers love to slurp up in shakes and many other crop. Buried in reporter Patricia Leigh Brown's piece is a local connection ... More >>
This week, we meet up at Chapman Coffee House, one of Erin Whitcomb's preferred places to chillax (besides the traffic circle in Old Towne Orange). Her Pacific Northwest roots shine through as she shares fruitful creativity and seasonal charm in this week's On the Line. [Editor's Note: Look for t ... More >>
Facebook.com/BruxieWafflesThere's a holiday for everything these days--this month alone: All American Breakfast Month, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month, Be Kind to Editors & Writers Month (no, seriously), Fall Hat Month, International People Skills Month, Happy Cat Month. . .But ... More >>
Alex Kirst, former member of seminal LA glam rockers The Nymphs and, later, longtime drummer for Iggy Pop's band, died tragically Jan. 13. According to The Desert Sun, Kirst was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Cathedral City, Riverside County. The Nymphs had their heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And everybody has a different, not-so-endearing nickname for the Brown Menace
Diane HarkeyTwo Saturdays ago, the Palm Springs-based Desert Sun ran a story about a once-great golf course fallen into disrepair:It was one of the Coachella Valley's oldest courses, where famous golfers like former President Dwight Eisenhower and Rat Pack royalty Frank Sinatra once teed off agai ... More >>
Beth StirnamanCoachella 2009: Day TwoThe 2010 Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival will take place Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 2010 at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif. Pre-sale and layaway plans go on sale today at coachella.com. Three-day passes start at $ ... More >>
Blessed are the anonymous sources, for they bring justice to the little ones...Turns out newly ordained Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores has a proud past of defending and condoning child abusers--and I'm not even talking about his treatment of numerous Orange diocese pedophile priests. Nearly ... More >>
No, really? You can finally relax. The Coastline Pilot decided it was time to voice its opposition to alcohol consumption by teenagers. “Drinks, teens shouldn't mix,” the Los Angeles Times-owned community paper serving Laguna Beach declared today. And just in case readers didn't comprehend the s ... More >>
The futures so fried youve gotta drive green