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Disney's California Adventure

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Lawsuits by Families of Autistic Children Challenge Disneyland Policy for Disabled Guests

    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts--which includes Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim--is being sued over its new Disability Access Service policy. And that has prompted a confession: I have been part of the abuse of the old Disability Access Service policy that led to its change. Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Reykeel Zorio, Ex-Disneyland Cast Member, Alleges The Mouse Stiffed Him Shy of $75k

    The Happiest Place on Earth was the Sappiest Place on Earth--as in sapping a Disneyland cast member of wages, vacation and other compensation, according to the ex-employee's complaint.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Nocturnal Wonderland -- San Manuel Amphitheater -- 9/21/13

    Nocturnal Wonderland San Manuel Amphitheater 9/21/13 This past Saturday, mega-rave Nocturnal Wonderland hosted roughly 43,000 revelers from all over the U.S. and beyond at its new home at the San Manuel Amphitheater. The longest running event by L.A.-based production company Insomniac, Nocturnal 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Spreading The Clearman's Garlic Gospel: Diatribe with Dave

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    So How's Brad A. Johnson Doing as the Orange County Register's New Food Critic?

    It's been three months since we broke the news that the Orange County Register was hiring award-winning food critic Brad A. Johnson, and about a month since he started doing restaurant reviews for the Reg. SO...how's he doing? Not bad--not bad at all, actually. He's everything we'd say he'd be, for ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Teri Sforza, Investigative Reporter

    [Best Of 2012] The Orange County Register veteran's favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Aaron Kushner Promises a Great OC Register But will Boston Businessman Pass the Sincerity Test?

    How is this for news enough to make Tricky Dick Nixon roll over fuming mad in his Yorba Linda grave?Aaron Kushner--the under-40, Boston-area man and Georgia native whose private investment firm has bought The Orange County Register--consults with the legendary Washington Post editor who helped bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Aaron Kushner Promises a Great OC Register But Will The Boston Investor Pass The Sincerity Test?

    How is this for news enough to make Tricky Dick Nixon roll over fuming mad in his Yorba Linda grave?Aaron Kushner--the under-40, Boston-area man and Georgia native whose private investment firm has bought The Orange County Register--consults with Ben Bradlee. Isn't Bradlee the legendary determined W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    No. 20: Chicken Pie at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

    ProfessorSalt.comChicken pie dinner at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop​This 100 Favorites Dishes feature is all about comfort foods for this writer. Granted, I  include tacos de tripas and fish pho in that category, but it also embraces American classics like chicken pie. In Orange County, old-scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    No. 23: ABC Burger at Peter's Gourmade Grill

    ​When Peter's Gourmade Grill opened last year, they staked a sign into the lawn across the off-ramp of the 55 freeway. The sign steered you toward a gas station, which just happens to host a terrific, if oddball, take-out restaurant.The first thing I ever tried in the early days of the restaurant, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Carthay Circle Theatre Cupola Installed at Disney's California Adventure

    ​In 1926, the Carthay Circle Theatre (which was known as being one of the most prestigious movie palaces of Hollywood's Golden Age) opened its doors in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles.The building stood for the next 43 years until 1969, when some "brilliant" developers decided that buildi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Carol Channing Headlines Gay Days, Which Also Draw Glee Star to Disneyland

    ​Diamonds may very well be a girl's best friend, but Carol Channing is a gay's best friend.The 90-year-old entertainer will join a bunch of other celebrities at the end of the month to help celebrate the 2011 Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland Resort. The three-day event will take place from Friday, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Disneyland Donates Ice Cream Shop to Train Museum

    ​You: "Huh?"Me: "Exactly!"Learn more about what the heck I'm talking about after the jump!

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    No. 40: Nuco Mia at New Duc Huong

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Boy, was it hot and muggy yesterday. Reminded me of my recent trip to Kentucky and Tennessee (which you'll be hearing about A LOT next week...starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    No. 41: Mantu at Chili Chutney

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Oh, mantu: what can't you do? Afghanistan's contribution to the world of dumplings is one of the best: light, airy, chewy mounds of love "messily hidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    No. 45: House Special Pork with Sauteed Kimchi at Koba Tofu Grill

    Edwin Goei Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .This is drinking food at its best. Fatty pork is pressure cooked to tenderness, sliced into magazine-thick, bite-sized squares and kept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    No. 46: Seared Artichokes With Lemon Aioli at Il Garage

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Anything on the antipasti menu at Il Garage that has a leaf icon needs to be ordered. The distinction indicates the item came from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    No. 47: Green Curry With Pork at Papaya Thai Bistro

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .As far as I'm concerned, Papaya Thai's only purpose is to cook this dish: the green curry. No other thing they make quite meets the hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    No. 48: Mongolian Hot Pot at The Red Pot

    Edwin Goei​ Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .The Red Pot is an all-you-can-eat for $19.99 Mongolian hot pot joint. AYCE here, more than at any other place, is a license to explore. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    No. 49: Beef Roll at 101 Noodle Express

    Edwin Goei​ Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Ask anyone who's been to the 101 Noodle Express locations in LA what to get there and they'll say unequivocally: the beef rolls. It's the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    No. 52: Special-Events Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Old Vine Cafe

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Old Vine is always a favorite of mine, and lunchtime usually finds me ordering their quatro formaggi sandwich, a beautiful thing of--yep!--four Italia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    No. 53: A Big Ol' Plate of Rice With Must-o-Musir at Wholesome Choice

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Talk about weird: Last year, I gave the Persian buffet at Wholesome Choice the 55th slot on our 100 fave dishes list for 2010. This year, we find a mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    No. 54: Pork Souvlaki Plate at Kentro Greek Kitchen

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Kentro Greek Kitchen is the newest addition to downtown Fullerton, a great restaurant that maybe tries a bit too hard to make Hellenic cuisine as hip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    No. 55: Toum at Sasoon Chicken

    ProfessorSalt.comOooh la la Sasson!​It's the King Midas of Garlic. Though it's not a dish in itself, the Lebanese garlic sauce at Sasoon Chicken turns everything it touches turns into richly garlicky gold. Besides the small cup they provide with your order with your rotisserie chicken, you'll want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    No. 59: Mulitas from Tacos & Mulitas Ruben

    ProfessorSalt.comMulita de suadero at Tacos Ruben​When a restaurant names their business after their specialty, it's a no-brainer that you should order that thing. This time, it's a mulita from the Ruben truck of Santa Ana. The Ruben truck specializes in hand-patted masa, which you should always f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    No. 60: Pho Ga from Pho Quang Trung

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante, the latest entry.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    No. 61: Panuchos from Conde Cakes

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-et-un, the latest entry.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    No. 63: Margherita from TJ's Woodfire Pizza

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-trois, the latest entry.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    No. 65: The Sputnik At Rick's Atomic Cafe

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Favorites come in all forms, and this one doesn't contain any beef, chicken, or other animal meat. Yet it is one of the tastiest lunche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Hamlet With No Legs, But Plenty of Heart

    ​More words have been written about William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet than probably any piece of literature in history other than the Bible. It's been the subject of countless dramatic treatments, at least nine film versions and Lord knows how many pop-culture references. But a Hamlet produced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Disney Trots Out Costumed Characters Before Their Thanksgiving Debut on Movie Screens

    ​More than a month before Tangled hits cineplexes across the land, two characters from the Disney movie are already being trotted out today as the newest costumed characters roving Disneyland.Princess Rapunzel and the handsome bandit Flynn Rider are available for meet-and-greets in the spot where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Mira Sorvino, Smart as She is Talented, to Receive Anaheim International Film Fest Honor

    ​The Anaheim International Film Festival, which rolls through Sunday, previously announced that besides awards for entered films, special honors will be presented at Saturday night's black-tie gala to director Jonathan Lynn, actor Hector Elizondo and philanthropists Bruno Serato and Larry and Kris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    What to Expect from Disneyland's New ElecTRONica Spectacle

    ​As we mentioned earlier today, tonight marks the opening of Disney's California Adventure's "ElecTRONica" attraction, which ties in with the forthcoming release of TRON: Legacy in theaters on Dec. 17.What, exactly, is ElecTRONica? We're gonna say "PG version of the Electric Daisy Carnival." And d ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010

    Commenters Blow Up Heard Mentality

    [Mental Notes] Controversial issues include Daft Punk at Disney, Dirty Projectors disliking jam bands and the question of an OC music scene

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Anaheim International Film Fest Lineup is Up

    Wild Target​Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target, Alexandra Codina's Monica & David, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars, the U.S. premiere of David Bradbury's Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution and special presentations of short films and the John Hughes' Brat Pack classic Sixteen Candles open the ina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Superstars! Theme Parks! Slimy Politicians! All OC Names That Didn't Live Up to the Hype

    ​On over the weekend, Angels third baseman Brandon Wood hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.While that's pretty impressive, the four runs Wood drove in over the weekend represent 30 percent of his RBIs on the season. In other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Mariachi Divas Party With WeeMan in Their First Music Video

    ​ The Grammy-Award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea (we've written about them here before) have just released their first ever music video featuring Jason "Wee Man" Acuña of Jackass fame. Coming in support of the group's soon to be released sixth studio album Viva La Diva, the video for the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Disney's California Food & Wine Festival

    Think I'm done talking about food festivals and restaurant weeks? Not yet. Disney wants to play too!  They're holding their event at California Adventure from April 24th to June 7th.  The festival, in their words, will "showcase California's rich fusion of flavors." There will be free cooking d ... More >>

  • Food

    July 1, 2004

    My City Kicks Your Citys Dining Ass

    Dont trust the Times or Pringle: Anaheim is OCs best dining burg

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004
  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • Columns

    December 6, 2001
  • Columns

    July 26, 2001
  • Columns

    March 15, 2001
  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Californias Misadventures

    Disney fetes Californias diversity as Anaheim trashes it

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    California Misadventure

    When it opens early next year, Disneys California Adventure is likely to be a lot like the crowded, strip-malled state for which it is named

  • Features

    January 6, 2000

    HERE ALREADY

    Re-creating Southern California in Southern California

  • Features

    October 28, 1999
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    January 7, 1999
  • Columns

    August 27, 1998
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