Del Mar

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Urban Plates Opens In Irvine Today

    If you've been to Tender Greens at the Irvine Spectrum and Lemonade at Fashion Island, you've already got a good idea of what to expect when Urban Plates opens today at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads in Irvine. The yuppie cafeteria concept continues here. Expect such dishes as grass-fed steak, free-range ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    No. 72, Bacon Cotton Candy at Biggy's Meat Market

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Taverna Blu Opens At The Irvine Spectrum

    As I first reported about a year ago, Taverna Blu, a Greek restaurant originally from San Diego was being planned for Irvine Spectrum. It opened this past week. On the menu are the same foods as the Del Mar location. Saganaki served flaming on a skillet. Souvlaki. Baklava for dessert, with ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Four Pot Legalization Proposals That Won't Help Orange County

    Unlike Colorado and Washington State, where voters have a chance this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for consenting adults, California has no such proposal on the statewide election ballot this year. We had our chance two years ago with Proposition 19, but the folks backing i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    La Super Costilla, Foot-and-a-Half-Long Two-Pound Beef Rib, Headed To The OC Fair

    We couldn't wait until next month for the Orange County Fair to kick off, so we motored down to Del Mar this week and checked out some of the fan-freaking-tastic snacks working their way up the 5. Our first stop was Biggy's Meat Market, and Dominic Palmieri was more than ready to share his wares.Pal ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 19, 2012

    Kaba Modern Created a Dance Dance Revolution

    Popping and locking with UC Irvine's dance crew and the movement it helped to create

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Foothill-South Toll Road Foes Call Bullshit on TCA's Jobs Creation and Economic Stimulus Ploy

    ​Foes of the 241 Foothill-South toll road carving through San Clemente are calling bullshit on the Transportation Corridor Agency's latest ploy to win public support: propping up their unpopular project as a statewide job creator, economic stimulus and deficit buster.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Cinépolis of Mexico Brings the Luxury and Low-End Jobs to Hoity-Toity OC ZIP Codes for a Change

    See, the Spanish juxtaposed with Captain America ... oh, never mind.​Mexicans have taken over your menial jobs, your shitty apartments and your marijuana-delivery options, America.Prepare to have our amigos south of the border take over your movie theaters next.Like an endless wave of, oh, whateve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    3hree Things: On A Few Of OC's Worst Motorists

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​ I'd consider myself a decent-to-somewhat good driver. I'm not a speed junkie (the measuremen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Soundgarden to Release First Live Album in March

    ​​Since the group's reunion in 2010, longtime fans of Soundgarden have clamored for new material from grunge's prodigal sons. Guitarist Kim Thayil won't rule out a new studio album, but the Seattle heroes seem to be concentrating on putting out selections from their deep vault of music from thei ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Don't Start a Riot

    Fourteen years after Bradley Nowell's tragic death, Sublime (With Rome) are back and headed for a town near you

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Racehorse Trainer Faces Animal Cruelty Sentence

    ​A trainer who in 2002 was accused of failing to care for a racehorse that suffered a fractured knee at Los Alamitos is scheduled to be sentenced today for felony animal cruelty in connection with a 2008 offense at the Pomona Fairplex. This time, 58-year-old Swedish citizen Zvi Kriple could be dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Knit One, Cure Too

    The holidays are supposed to be about sharing good will (and a boozy eggnog or two) with others - and it's always nice when you can use your crafty talents to help a great holiday cause as well! This Friday from 4-7pm, Spa Gregorie's and Mainplace Mall in Santa Ana are proud to host the second annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Sublime reunion in...WTF??? Nevada???

    The Internets are abuzz with the rumors of a potential reunion of Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, also known as the two living members of Sublime. The fact that Wilson and Gaugh performed in the Long Beach Dub Allstars and a slew of bands pre-Sublime makes this a tad less exciting as say, Krist Novoselic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Saving Trestles: Game On!

    The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Schwarzenegger Fragged by Lieutenant

    Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi has just fragged Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger over the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road. The road, proposed by the Irvine-based Transportation Corridor Agencies, would cut through the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy, itself mitigation for the Talega development, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    San Diego: Screw Trestles

    San Diego has no business in San Diego County. At least, that's what their City Council seems to think. In our Best "Best of OC" Issue yet, Dave Wielenga eloquently described one of the major problems with the Save Trestles campaign: apathy. Surfers and the surf industry pay lip service to their be ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 7, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Freedom Costs a Buck-O-Five: Ladies and gentlemen, your Labor Day weekend!

  • Columns

    July 28, 2005

    Mama Told Me Not to Come

    Opening Day at Del Mar is a beautiful fiasco

  • Columns

    July 14, 2005
  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    Chewing the Scenery

    Extras claw their way to second place on the Lords of Dogtown set

  • Features

    July 24, 2003
  • Features

    September 5, 2002
  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Which Side Are You On?

    Political consultant Tom Shepard puts himself on both sides of Argyros

  • Columns

    August 26, 1999
  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    You Live in the Best of Times!

    Your neighbor is a blues great, theres solid rockabilly on the local bill, and Rhino rereleases the Ramones

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Political Mercenary

    Rise of GOP strategist signals transformation of anti-airport coalition