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  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Tyson Recalling Tons of Chicken After Possibly Shoving Plastic Everywhere

    Are you one of the rare, rare unicorns in Orange County that goes to Sam's Club instead of Costco? If you answered yes -- and if you bought Tyson Foods Chicken Nuggets -- you might want to check your freezer. Tyson Foods is recalling over 75,000 pounds of chicken shipped to Sam's Club because of wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Anaheim Councilwomen Slam Mayor Tom Tain for Getting Money from Garden Grove Hotelier...then Do the Same

    Anaheim councilwomen Lucille Kring and Kris Murray have made a sport of bashing Mayor Tom Tait over his private hotel-related business dealings in Garden Grove. The animosity stems back to the Mayor's dissenting vote opposing the $158 million mega-subsidy given to the now-infamous GardenWalk hotel p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Employee Pay Lawsuits Against Regal Cinemas Land in Orange County Federal Court

    Claims that Regal Entertainment Group and Edwards Theaters violated labor laws by forcing employees to work for free through break periods has landed inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse. Though the labor law cases were originally filed in places like San Francisco and Los Angele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Cathy Schulman, John Chichester, Well-Known Hollywood Players, Join Chapman Film School

    Chapman University in Orange routinely lands notables behind Hollywood cameras for its Dodge College of Film and Media Arts ... so why stop now? Among those who have joined for the looming school years are Academy Award-winning producer and Mandalay Pictures president Cathy Schulman (Crash, The Ill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Medieval Times ... The Movie?!

    Here ye, here ye, my lords and ladies! Medieval Times, the famed fake castle where you can watch a jousting tournament while gnawing on a turkey leg and chugging ye olde Diet Pepsi, may be headed to the big screen. Deadline reports that production companies Benderspink (The Hangover Part III) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    The Ben & Jerry's Truck Is In OC Today! Free Ice Cream!

    Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream! Today! The Ben & Jerry's Truck will be roaming Orange County, announcing where it's at via Twitter (@BenJerrysTruck). Tell 'em where you want it to stop. @BenJerrysTruck My stomach. Thanks. Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Fa ... More >>

  • Food

    January 31, 2013

    And a Special Shout-Out to Long Beach!

    The city may not officially be part of Orange County, but we love its craft beer all the same

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Seventh Tea Bar to Open at the OC Mart Mix Jan. 2

    Six weeks ago, we told you that the coffee nerds at Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa's OC Mart Mix were going to open a tea bar called Seventh Tea Bar. They were hoping to open this year, but it looks like the holidays are going to intervene; instead, the tea bar, adjacent to the coffee lab, will op ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2012

    Jack Frost and the Secular Pantheon in 'Rise of the Guardians'

    Adventures with Santa and co. in Dreamworks Animation's holiday wonderland

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Tootsie Roll Pop "Indian Wrappers": Myth or Smartie Marketing?

    We recall a childhood of hoarding the chocolate pops this time each year, but nary a recollection of free candy for discovering a specially designed wrapper. Rumor has it that ones sporting an Indian shooting at a star were coveted and rewarded. We're feeling kinda gypped. Urban legend and snopes si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    [UPDATED, W/IN-N-OUT STATEMENT--WON'T STAND FOR COW HATERS] Claim: In-N-Out Buys Its Cheese From Cow Abusers

    Updated, with new information at the bottom...ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 10, 11 A.M. If there is one fast-food company that gets universally positive coverage, it's In-N-Out--hell, even anti-fast-food crusader Eric Schlosser praised their practices at the end of his epic Fast Food Nation (and how cool that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    [UPDATED W/FUNNY PHONE CALL] Ace Hardware: Anti-Medical Marijuana?

    *See end of post for an update and link to funny phone callORIGINAL POST, Sept. 21, 11:05 a.m.: Medical marijuana activists in Long Beach are planning a protest in front of the Ace Hardware store at 746 E. Fourth St. on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 21. But that's not all--the protest will also ser ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012

    Byron Blocker & the Offbeats

    Pike Bar and Fish Grill

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Record Store Day 2012: Your Handy Guide To Orange County Stores

    What's happening in the OC/LB area for this year's edition of Record Store Day, you ask? Here's a nifty guide to all the excitement spinning around on Saturday, April 21.Black Hole Records: They will carry a selection of the official Record Store Day limited edition releases. 108 N. Harbor Blvd., F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Vons, Albertsons, and Walmart To Stop Selling "Pink Slime" Beef

    ​What Louis Braindeis once said about sunlight being the best disinfectant can probably apply here. After being "pink"-listed by The Daily as sellers of "pink slime" beef, several supermarket chains have announced that they will stop offering beef that contains the filler previously known as  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    The Vandals' Joe Escalante on SOPA: How the Daily Variety Lawsuit Proves it Will Ruin the Internet

    ​ We all know about the Daily Variety suit that plagues the Vandals, but yesteday bassist Joe Escalante published a column over at Huffington Post that talks about SOPA and how it bodes ill for the Internet...using their case as an example. Read an excerpt after the jump. (That case, by the way, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    10 Great Gay Bars in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    ​A while back, we received instructions from the suits to put together a set of lists of the ten best in several categories. As Gustavo explained, this is meant to make our already awesome Best Of applications even more of the categories was gay bars, and we all stood around sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    [UPDATED with Correction:] Revenge of the Electric Car ALREADY ROLLED Into Long Beach

    ​CORRECTION, DEC. 12, 9:50 A.M.: No, it was not a bank of dead batteries that prevented filmmaker Chris Paine and his new documentary Revenge of the Electric Car from showing up as advertised (by . . . gulp . . . me) at the Art Theatre in Long Beach Sunday. As it turns out, that event was Dec. 4. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Budweiser To Launch a Reality Show on ABC (That Has Nothing To Do With Beer)

    PR Newswire​Today, Beerpulse posted on its Facebook page the news of a Budweiser reality show coming to ABC on Jan. 21.  Those who follow Beerpulse, a craft beer news site, are typically those programmed to hate the Anheuser-Busch InBev empire, and thus, a snark explosion ensued. "I envi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    [UPDATED With Agreement Ratified:] Disneyland and UNITE HERE Local 11 Near Bargaining Agreement, Higher Wages, Better Healthcare For Hotel Workers

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 8, 10:41 A.M.: The ballots have been counted and the results announced. The fierce feud is over.An "overwhelming majority" of UNITE HERE Local 11 members who cast ballots yesterday voted in support of the new collective bargaining agreement with Disneyland Resort. The newly ratified ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The Five Best Foods to Have Delivered on Cyber Monday While You Shop Online

    ​It's Cyber Monday, that analogue to Friday's truly shameful display of American consumerism. (Seriously, that image of the woman's butt crack in the video for the $2 toasters? Some things you can never un-see.)Our brethren and sistren at the Houston Press wrote a great list of why Cyber Monday is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Warner Bros. Records Announce Exclusive Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day On Black Friday

    ​This morning Warner Bros. Records announced that they'll be releasing exclusive Record Store Day releases on Black Friday. See below for details on limited edition vinyl packages from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron and Wine, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, and Eric Clapton that'll be available this F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Carl's Jr. Does Handmade Biscuits. Really?

    Dave Lieberman​It's a rare occasion when we link to Fast Food Maven around here, but I was intrigued by the recent article post handmade biscuits at Carl's Jr.After all, everything in a fast-food chain comes preportioned and pre-dumbed-down so that anyone can do it, right? Creativity and individua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    SoCal Film Festival Keeps Chugging in Surf City

    ​Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Top Eight Highlights from Tokyo Game Show 2011

    ​Tokyo Game Show, the Japanese expo equivalent of Los Angeles' Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), was held over the past weekend in the midst of the Japanese scorching summer heat. Along with new information regarding Sony's PlayStation Vita, new game and hardware announcements along with hands-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Best Bar Snack Ever: How to Make Murky Jerky

    Dave LiebermanDoesn't look like much, but it's still awesome.​I love dive bars. Dive bars are my birthright as an American. I love walking into a dim, dank room, bellying up to a worn old bar of no pedigree whatsoever, ordering a beer and maybe a shot, and talking to the random characters sitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    D23 Expo Announces Arena Schedule

    ​The annual D23 Expo (or "Disney Expo" for all you non-Disnerds out there) hits the Anaheim Convention Center this August 19th through the 21st.Disney just announced the arena schedule for the three-day event which includes feature screenings, celebrity panels, autograph signings and more.Look fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Jenna Jameson Faces Suit, Tito Ortiz Loses His

    ​A theater owner is suing Jenna Jameson for allegedly faking an illness to get out of a series of Chicago-area personal appearances to promote her movie Zombie Strippers! Meanwhile, the retired porn star's off-and-on-and-off-again boyfriend/baby daddy Tito Ortiz, known around MMA circles as the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Surf City Sex Stuff Seller Summer Sale

    ​Ah, summer. You've packed the towels.Sunscreen: check.Anal Lube Natural!?!

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    American, Mexican Beermakers Fight Over Mexican Livers in the United States

    ​It's no big secret that beer companies have long targeted Latinos in the United States to drink their swill, going as far as to turning an obscure Mexican holiday into the Cinco de Drink bacchanal we celebrate every May 5. Beer-company logos now decorate everything from booth banners at Mexican I ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Record Stores Revinylize OC

    The vinyl boom is fueling a resurgence of record retailers

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The Wii 2: Fact vs. Rumor

    ​News in the video game industry is typically slow within the few months leading up to the Electronics Entertainment Expo, since video game companies want to save their surprises for the biggest gaming event of the year. In a way, this is like the "calm before the storm." Nintendo, however, doesn' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011

    Young the Giant

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is April 12!

    ​Yep, it's been a whole year: Ben & Jerry's free cone day is coming up on Tuesday, April 12. And as much as we love classics like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, why not try one of four new (or newish) flavors? There's even one that contains chocolate-covered potato chips. And it's tastier th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Why is Lil Wayne a Genius? We Explain His Appeal (Plus, His New Video for 'Six Foot Seven Foot!')​Lil Wayne is a genius, and not simply because he spends seven days a week in the studio, recording some of the most lyrically intricate, metaphor-laced verses in the history of the rap game off the top of his head, no pen, no pad. 

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Toyota Lawsuits Can Move Forward, Judge Tentatively Rules in Santa Ana Court

    ​A federal judge has tentatively (double-negative alert) refused to dismiss dozens of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp., despite the automaker's motion. U.S. District Judge James V. Selna issued the order last Wednesday, and then heard arguments from Toyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Orange County Register Owner Freedom Communications' Papers, TV Stations for Sale

    ​Update, November 18, 5:20 p.m.: A media industry watcher suggests Freedom Communications may have a strategy behind what would seem to be a counter-intuitive move to sell the modern-day equivalent of buggy whips, daily newspapers."Might the strategy be to sell some of the properties, keep othe ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Know Fearless Records

    The OC label that first signed Plain White T's has a plan for keeping the next big thing from bolting to the majors

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Anna in the Tropics

    Orange Coast College

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Classy Stuff--This Time At Charlie Palmer, Bloomie's

    OK, so Marché Moderne's cooking classes are all booked up - as I noted last week. But if you're quick off the mark you can sign up for one of the "kitchen technique" classes at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's, South Coast Plaza. According to our sources, they're likely to sell out very quickly.Run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Filling Station Overpriced for Merely Good Meals

    I promised milady a special breakfast this morning, but she's the kind of gal who wants things her way. I suggested Anton Schwager's Jagerhaus, La Galette Creperie in San Clemente; she demanded The Filling Station, an Orange institution even though it truly hasn't been around that long, which goes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Anaheim GardenWalk's Garden Party Music Series

    Looking for an excuse to finally check out the new Anaheim GardenWalk? Their free and outdoor Garden Party Music Series starts tomorrow, Saturday, September 6th and will continue every Saturday until the 27th. Click HERE for the schedule and more details on the acts. Even if you've seen their s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    What a Bunch of Knobs

    Dynamics—they used to be a given in recordings cut during the analog era. Now, apparently, we need an organized body to notify the music industry's tastemakers and consumers weaned on MP3s that a song not compressed to hell is not fatally flawed. What the fucking fuck?! Read all about this tragic ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007


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  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Jane Magazine To Cease Publication

    This is such sad news. Announced earlier today, Jane magazine will end as we know it with next month's issue. At just under 10 years old, Jane was a fashion/beauty magazine with a spunky attitude unseen in larger publications. It was beautiful, but not in an intimidating, ultra-glam way like Vogue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2007

    Hu-what? Internet killing porn?

    The poor porn industry is suffering. And the once-wonderful World Wide Web is to blame, reports The New York Times. Well, more like the free or über-cheap porn that's now so rampant online. Cheaper digital equipment's inspiring a new breed of amateur pornographers, and nationwide porn revenue ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Dropping In

    Following his sale to Nike, Bob Hurley has global reach

  • Food

    January 24, 2002

    Coffee Crusade

    The great Little Saigon coffee inquiry

  • Food

    September 20, 2001

    Hi-Fi Food!

    Oranges Filling Station pumps up the vittles

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