A Santa Ana man has been charged with first-degree murder and other felonies in Riverside County for the fatal shooting of his estranged wife and wounding of her lover.Benjamin Felix Sanchez, 45, was arrested hours after Saturday's violence in the woman's Corona home.
It was 1934, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had just repealed prohibition at the close of 1933, and a year later, Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas would outlaw gambling and close Tijuana's world famous Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel. This was the state of things in Tijuana ... More >>
It's a Festivus miracle!A 5-year-old Corona boy has been reunited with his missing bike thanks to some dot connecting by Irvine Police Department investigators.
Halloween is upon us. Being food bloggers, we're big fans of food-themed costumes. (Though please, if you go as Sriracha, aim for cute Sriracha rather than slutty Sriracha, mmm kay?) If you've got a group of food-loving friends, the results can be even more amazing. Here are five Halloween food ... More >>
In the hierarchy of department stores, Neiman Marcus ranks right up there with places we're not comfortable visiting under-dressed (sporting a Ulysse Nardin watch with torn jeans doesn't count). So to kick off the holiday season, the elitist brand announces their most inconceivable over-the-top pick ... More >>
Best known for their breakfast burritos, at least according to El Jefe, Rooster Cafe has been there, done that. Previously housing a hidden kitchen, tapas bar, and late night grub, they are now flying the coop to become a surf shack.The Hen House is their little sister in the works. She will serve t ... More >>
Shock Top drinkers and Corona die-hards often complain that stouts are simply too heavy for their delicate palates. Luckily, the Newport Beach Brewing Co. has a stout to ease newbs into this delicious territory. One of the grandaddys of OC's brewpub scene, Brew Co. is a cozy little spot along ... More >>
Edelmira Corona was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison, closing the book on the murder-for-hire case reportedly born from co-worker Deborah Ann Perna's jealousy and hatred toward her brother, who was taking the reins of the family trucking business. The only one of six defendants who d ... More >>
The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a time but dozens upon dozens bottled delights. Their simple menu is broken down into categories (beer connoi ... More >>
BeatnikThe Invisible EmpireEcovox RecordsA little out of our usual coverage here given that Beatnik are over the hills in Corona (rather than Corona Del Mar, say), but given the continuing Occupy protests -- accompanied with various articles and comments about 'where is the music or anthem of ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 27, 1:07 P.M.: 39-year-old Santa Anan Constantino Monterrosas Gamez, who pleaded guilty last week to setting his girlfriend on fire as he drove his pickup on I-15 near Corona in July, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years and four months in state prison. One stipulation of the plea de ... More >>
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Brandon FergusonPhyllis Fender speaks at the grand opening of the visitor center at the Fender manufacturing plant in CoronaThough it moved a relatively short distance from the quaint shopping district surrounding downtown Fullerton to the bucolic splendor of Corona (cough), Fender has truly ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAArmando MaciasUPDATE, SEPT. 1, 1:26 P.M.: Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno today affirmed the death sentence for gang member Armando Macias, the triggerman in a bizarre family murder plot in 2002.A jury that convicted Macias in April for his role in the slaying followed up ... More >>
What do you get when you take one part scientific coffee brewer and another part award-winning brewmaster? Some intensely caffeinated beer, that's what! Two great minds teamed up on a limited-edition taste that will get you pretty hopped up (Insert wah-wah trombone here).The players: Portola Coff ... More >>
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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 >>
Courtesy of OCDAArmando MaciasUPDATE, MAY 19, 6:08 P.M.: A jury today recommended that gang member Armando Macias, 35, of Lancaster, receive the death penalty for his role in a bizarre family murder plot in 2002.It was Macias who "executed" 44-year-old David Montemayor, who was fleeing after bri ... More >>
Flickr user madmarv00This was Cinco de Mayo week, so we understandably went more Mexican than usual. But after the jump are non-Mexi delights and more!
David MontemayorUPDATE, MARCH 28, 9:34 A.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) today goes for a third death penalty conviction and sixth and final conviction overall in the 2002 murder of a Buena Park man that was set in motion by his sister, who was jealous he was being handed ... More >>
Weed, guns and money were seized last week after law enforcement served search warrants at storefront medical marijuana dispensaries in Lake Forest and Long Beach and the homes of people associated with the shops.According to a notice from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, members of South ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 18, 5:15 P.M.: 31-year-old Corona resident Gilberto Cruz Silva was sentenced to 39 years to life in state prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping one prostitute at knifepoint and trying to rape a second in 2009.
Edwin GoeiName: Japon: El Original Cacahuate estilo Japonés (The original Japanese-style peanut) Origin: Mexico Found at: Superior Grocers, Buena Park Cost: 4 bags for $1 Ingredients: Selected Peanuts, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Water, Iodized Salt, Brown Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy, Hydrolyzed Soy P ... More >>
Let's just get this straight right away, OK?Yes, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. It's a Mexican holiday the way Patriots' Day is an American holiday. Patriots' Day is only observed in two out of the 50 American states (Massachusetts and Maine, in case you were wondering); Cinco de Mayo is only o ... More >>
The Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona Del Mar has reinterpreted s'mores, a staple of any campfire, by taking the graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, and creating a sundae. The Crow Bar's S'mores Sundae, our Dessert of the Week, has all of the essential ingredients, but chef Scott Bra ... More >>
Anaheim DucksIf you're a fan of RA Sushi (and who wouldn't be with a menu that features a section called "Getting Busy"?) then you probably already know that the limited-time Big Wisniewski roll, created by and named after Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski, will be unavailable after this Saturday ... More >>
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Type "Augustin Cebada" on YouTube to hear his take on plain ol' white folk!The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles has a fascinating article in tomorrow's edition about "La Causa," a show that airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on KPFK-FM 90.7 and is hosted by a 1960s refugee who calls himself Augustin ... More >>
If you’ve stepped outside of your house today, chances are you’ve smelled the faint scent of burning. But don’t go calling the FBI on your stoner neighbors just yet. The reason behind that smell lingering in the air is wildfire, and it’s right in your back yard—in Brea, Yorba Linda and Cor ... More >>
That's right, folks. Dick Cheney is in town today to attend a high-dollar fundraiser for fellow Republican Ken Calvert. You may remember Ken from his 1993 arrest for soliciting a prostitute in Corona. Or maybe it's from his 2006 designation by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics as one of th ... More >>
Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites
The minute I cut through the entrance curtains of the Glass House in Pomona Sunday night, it dawned on me how the setup looked more like an intimate rehearsal than an actual gig. In the darkness of the main hall, the venue's flashing strobes and swirling colored lights revealed. . .the floor, buffed ... More >>
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