Restauranteur. Surfer. Drummer. Chuy Vidales' love of food, sports and music makes for one well-rounded individual. We help him check something off his to-do list as he responds to our line of questioning. Glad we could help, Chuy!
Read our interview with Chuy Vidales of Avocado Café, Part One.
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We randomly came across Irvine's Avocado Café at the beginning of the year, tucked into a high rise community off Jamboree. Their Huntington Beach spot opened off Main Street not too long after. Chuy Vidales (aka the one man marketing team) was taking exterior photos for their Facebook page before ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the accused killer's defense filing a writ in the Court of Appeals to dismiss the criminal case.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 17, 3:29 P.M.: The family of the late Christopher Ryan Smith, whose body has never been found, is suing his accused murderer and business p ... More >>
A former Huntington Beach man was one of two people sentenced in federal court today for hiding money that came from a foreign currency trading fund that operated like a Ponzi scheme. Michael L. Putnam, a 68-year-old who now calls St. George, Utah, home, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in priso ... More >>
We've been able to stay silent until now. So far, this season of Real Housewives of Orange County, save for one '80s-tastic, crimped hair-pulling Bunco party blowout between Vicki and Gretchen, has been pretty tame. But we can't stand idly by when a cake terrorist is on the loose in O.C. Hide yo kid ... More >>
Twenty years ago this month, Sublime released their first album: 40oz. to Freedom. At that point drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell were just three guys from Long Beach. No record deal, no tour, no nothing. They sold records at shows and out of the ba ... More >>
Welp, the OCeeker just scared the Shirley MacLaine out of a psychic. He took his seekin' ass down to A Natural Healing Center of Orange County in Costa Mesa, to hop into a meditation circle for some energy healing.Looks like the queens of the New Age down there may need some healing the ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe shop is small, but its roots in the Newport surf scene are deep.UPDATE, MAY 12, 5:03 P.M.: It's been a mentally draining--and sometimes sleepless--past six months for T.K. Brimer, owner of the Frog House in Newport Beach. Up until Tuesday night, when a city council vote ... More >>
Life doesn't always send perfect waves...In the years leading up to the 1966 debut of The Endless Summer, Robert August accompanied his surfing co-star, Mike Hynson on a then-unimaginable surf trip around the world in search of the perfect wave.Over 40 years later, following his launch into surf ... More >>
Shiver me timbers! If you thought pirates were anything like Johnny Depp, think twice. Aaaaaarrrrrggghh! Orange County boaters were robbed of their booty this month . . . and the pirates still have not been found.
From the 2010 World Cup Facebook pageThe FIFA World Cup--you
know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the
one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today
in South Africa.Lots of Americans think
soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>
Headline: Son accused of plotting parents' murderEditor's note: This one has a happy ending. The "son" in question is now 29, and his father was 42 when he was killed in 1999.Comment by frombackeast: Dude's 29 and pops is 42? Beautiful just beautiful....Si se puede (procreate).
Photo by John GilhooleyJerry Roach is not dead.Controversy and the Cuckoo's Nest--it's as if Jerry Roach
never left us.
But many assumed the owner of the former Costa Mesa punk rock club had left
"People thought I was dead," he tells me with a chuckle.
Congressman Ed RoyceCranks who wouldn't know true socialism from extreme botulism get to take some swings at Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) beginning this afternoon. Royce holds a 1 p.m. town hall in the Buena Park
Senior Activity Center, 8150 Knott Ave. (just south of La Palma), Buena
Park. It's ac ... More >>
In recent weeks, smallish films deserving a second look have found a home in Huntington Beach. Actually, two homes if you count the Regency Charter Centre (formerly an Edwards), which has shown a penchant for holding on to some worthy flicks even as the huge summer blockbusters roll into town. For i ... More >>