California has a hop obsession. At any brewery, in any bar, you're likely to encounter the devout disciples of the bitter plant, known as hopheads, guzzling the latest hopped-up brew. Without doubt, beers like IPAs and Double IPAs (DIPA) are the quintessential California beers. But believe it or n ... More >>
Back in May, Haven Gastropub released its first batches of house-crafted beer--a double IPA and a pale ale--but to our sadness, the restaurant was only pouring the brews at its Pasadena location, where the micro-production was taking place. Finally, we'll get a taste. Haven Brewing will ... More >>
It may be hard to believe, but O.A.R. is about to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Their latest album, King, has been one of their highest charting albums to date. As the band prepared to head out to the West Coast for the first time in over a year, we caught up with saxophonist Jerry DePizzo to ... More >>
After Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic man who lived on the streets of Fullerton, died at the hands of Fullerton policemen in July, there was one thing just about everyone--the victim's family, protesters, the city council and law enforcement officials--agreed on: Law enforcement could use more trai ... More >>
About a decade ago, while a student at Chapman University, I organized a debate on the legacy of Columbus and set out to find the craziest people on the Left and Right to argue. On the Left was the fanatical Mexica Movement, who think everything European is inherently evil, and on the right was O ... More >>
Oscar MeyerHere's a luxe-lonchera we can wholeheartedly endorse: to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its iconic Wienermobile, the country's first gourmet food truck (Gustavo note: not really, but let's play along, shall we?), the hot dog giant has trotted out a mini-version from which its frank ... More >>
Nick DaoNick Dao--a former, losing contestant on NBC's Last Comic Standing--isn't laughing.One of the last kids to escape Saigon via U.S. military airlift in the hours before the collapse of South Vietnam in April 1975, Dao--now 44 years old--is suing the City of Tustin and Lennar Homes for alleg ... More >>
Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>
Dave LiebermanFive months or so ago, I attended a tasting dinner for chef Rocio Camacho's new menu at La Huasteca, the alta cocina restaurant in Lynwood's Plaza México. As we chatted after dinner, she explained that her true passion was pre-Hispanic cuisine; the native cuisine of Mexico before t ... More >>
BlizzCon 2008, October 10, 10:00 a.m. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment has enjoyed great success with its World of Warcraft series, dominating the online, multiplayer, role-playing game industry and thoroughly permeating pop culture. This weekend, Blizzard is hosting its annual BlizzCon at the An ... More >>
John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still inh ... More >>
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