• Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Miko Peled Shares His Journey from Staunch Zionist to Israel-Palestine Peace Activist Sunday

    Though he lives in Coronado now, Miko Peled was born in Jerusalem and has a grandfather who signed Israel's Declaration of Independence. His father served as an Israeli general who later became a peace activist, a critic of Israel's territorial expansion and a supporter of dialogue with the PLO and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    LA Food and Beer Dominate Coachella

    More and more each year, Los Angeles--the bands, the people, the fashion--comes to dominate Coachella's aesthetic and vibe. It has become the way the LA scene puts its best foot forward playing host for international scenesters and lookers on. This year, for the first time ever, Coachella allowed L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Theofanis Mavromatis, Fallen Newport-to-Ensenada Captain, Done in by Device: Suit

    Remember when the Orange County Register wondered if a stoned seaman caused the August 2012 wreck of the Aegean, a Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race entrant that crashed off the Coronado Islands, killing four men? Well, family members of the skipper, who was not on the pot, are suing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    This Saturday: OC Brew Ha Ha To Preview 20 Craft Beers at Taste of Doheny

    OC Brew Ha Ha is one of the greatest craft beer events in Southern California. With more than 70 breweries and 175 beers, it's like Disneyland for brewers, beer enthusiasts and everyone who likes to drink.   Unfortunately, it's not until September. (Sob!) But to quell our thirst for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Seabirds Truck and Tasting Spoon Join Forces For a Sit-Down Vegan Dinner Event

    Roaming the streets can be exhausting. It's always nice when OC food trucks hit the brakes every once in a while for some off-wheels cooking. Two of the county's favorite luxe loncheras, Seabirds and Tasting Spoon, are teaming up for a special prix fixe vegan dinner event at 6:30 on May 25 at N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Two OC Starbucks To Sell Beer and Wine

    Earlier this year, Starbucks reported plans to test-market beer and wine sales in a few, select markets across the country, and named Southern California as one such region. We learned the chain has chosen two Orange County locations where their baristi won't have to change their job titles, since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    [BREAKING:] Obama: All U.S. Troops Will Be Out of Iraq by End of Year

    ​Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told the Laguna Niguel City Council last night that U.S. troops do not belong in Iraq. The Huntington Beach Republican must be ready to give Barack Obama a bear hug because the president just announced all U.S. military in Iraq will be home for the holidays.In announc ... More >>

  • Film

    February 3, 2011

    The State of the Art House

    When it comes to hip indie film theaters, OC is no LA—but LA is no NYC. Why not?

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    UPDATED: OC-Born Judge Throws Out 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Anti-DADT activist and fired soldier Dan ChoiUpdate, Oct. 12, 1:02 p.m.: Riverside federal judge Virginia Phillips has double-downed on her initial ruling against Don't Ask, Don't Tell, issuing a worldwide injunction barring enforcement of the rule. The government has sixty days to appeal, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Phong Huu Nguyen, Navy Petty Officer Behind Anthrax Scare, Has Charges Quietly Dropped

    ​I'd nearly forgotten having blogged on the July 2009 arrest of Phong Huu Nguyen, who was charged with making criminal threats after a Newport Beach apartment he was evicted from was discovered to have threatening messages painted on the walls and powder-filled jars left behind labeled "anthrax."T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Dueling Dishes: Long Beach Taco Showdown

    Just a few blocks east of Long Beach's hip, vintage store-driven Retro Row, Taquería la Mexicana sits on the corner of 4th Street and Coronado, a small window for orders, a covered outdoor seating area--all strangely tacked on to one of the small Craftsman bungalows that are scatt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Crime Time: Nekkid Folks, Robber Baby, Strip-Club Stabbers, Loaded Brownie and a Flaming Bag of Poo

    Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Crime Time: Small Fries, Bad Tenants and the Church Lady

    It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.​Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Haunted Hotspots of Orange County (and Surrounding Cities!)

    ​In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on So take some time and have a read. Hey, even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends. ANAHEIMAnaheim A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: My New Slogan For The Deputies!

    Back the Badge, Support the Star, Empty your Wallet: Peggy Lowe at the Register watched “dozens of black-shirted deputies march through Civic Center Tuesday as the union went on a public offensive to rally support for their fight to preserve” an incredibly generous pay, perk and pension package. ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Loathe Thy Enemy

    County school board trustee Ken Williams joins the Reverend Lou Sheldon for good, old-fashioned gay-baiting