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.
Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Tuesday, April 8 Foster the People Fox Theater Pomona Remember when Foster The People were doing a Detroit Bar residency basically during the week or two they suddenly got internationally famous? If not, you can go watch the vide ... More >>
Friday, May 10 Lil' B The Observatory Lil B, the heavily tattooed Berkeley, California rapper with a gleaming grill and oversized earrings, entered the hip-hop game in 2006 as part of Bay Area rap group The Pack. Over the last three years he's garnered a tremendous Internet following, popularizing ... More >>
Thankfully, this week's food blog didn't have any gross stories to tell. I'm still creeped out every time I think of that KFC drumstick, but alas, we must move on. This week showed us some awesome things to look forward to. Let's take a look. Edwin reviewed the new Earl of Sandwich chain in Downtow ... More >>
Downtown Disney is the latest conquest by the growing chain
There were more important things to do this week than hit the Magic Kingdom on its busiest holiday . . . like sleep. If the kids are still nagging to check out Cars Land, there's a mash-up of activities in Downtown Disney besides dodging street performers. Okay, California Avocado Week has been goin ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 31, 10:58 A.M.: What if you threw an Occupy-type protest over $158 million in taxpayer handouts being given to a hotel developer and no one showed up to hear it? That could become a reality tonight should three Anaheim City Council members who last week approved tax subsidies to the ... More >>
Like Disneyland and Ghirardelli chocolate?If so, prepare to be happy.Learn more after the jump, chocoholics.
At least 39 people, many fed up with the death of the American dream, made their voices heard last night thanks to the magic of telephonic conferencing. People with degrees ranging from business management to graphic design, some struggling to find decent paying jobs in a dire economy, called in ... More >>
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 >>
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For nearly 60 years, tourists have traveled from all across the globe to visit Disneyland. And for just as many years, tourists have been leaving a lot of crap behind them before making their way back home.But if you lost it at Disneyland, odds are one of the park's numerous Cast Members have fou ... More >>
If you're one of the fortunate party-goers headed to the Big Easy this month, then go to Party City for your beads--this post isn't for you. If you are like most of us and miss the sweet, sweet combination of this French Market doughnut and strong chicory coffee, here's two ways to take care of ... More >>
UPDATE, 1:51 P.M.: The Orange County Register reports that authorities indicated the "suspicious device" that was the catalyst for all the Disneyland hysteria was a geocache. Confused? You should be. A geocache is a GPS item that is used for techy treasure hunts.What happened to going door to door a ... More >>
If you've stumbled across any random pianos recently, you may have wondered why there are 20 randomly placed around Orange County. The Pacific Symphony is promoting its "OC Can You Play?" project and dispersing the pianos everywhere from Costa Mesa to Brea to Mission Viejo. The instruments wer ... More >>
Musing about Tony Hawk 11 years ago, an OC Weekly cover snidely stated, "Dude, You're Old."It's also been opined here--or maybe it was elsewhere--that skateboards should have an expiration date.Hawk, who is 62 (check that: 42), gave credence to both notions Saturday afternoon at Downtown Disney.
Will Peter the Anteater or Tuffy the Titan win the ultimate mascot-off?If you've ever wondered who would whip whose ass--UC Irvine's Peter the Anteater or Cal State Fullerton's Tuffy the Titan--the answer may be fothcoming today in Irvine.
More gruel, please.Got nothing to do Christmas Day. Head out to the Special Christmas Feed the Homeless Event 2 p.m. Friday at the Walk of Honor in Santa Ana's Civic Center complex. Bring along healthy food to help serve the homeless who live, gather and share meals with their families at the Civ ... More >>
Find yourself all trick-or-treated out? Too tired to bedazzle your buttocks and head out to the mayhem in West Hollywood? Well, get a load of this list of the Halloween hi jinx taking place right here in Orange County before you decide to retire your cleverly constructed Ben Bernanke costume to ... More >>
Miley Cyrus is so 2008. (And 2006, and 2007. And OK, 2009, too, but still.)
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Indie Fest USA 2009, which is scheduled to open with red carpet arrivals at the Disneyland Hotel Aug. 22 and continue seven days thereafter in Anaheim, vows to "break the mold in film festivals," according to Ray L. Gibb, vice president of events with Indie Fest USA Entertainment Group. "At ot ... More >>
Orange County Register: Local law-enforcement officials, business leaders, lawmakers and educators meet at Chapman University Tuesday to wipe out a scourge on polite Orange County society: "sexting." . . . The first pitch of the Angels' season is thrown tonight, and Jeff Miller columnizes ... More >>
One perk for Penn State University players, coaches and fans who have already arrived in Southern California for the New Year's Day Rose Bowl is the traditional Disneyland visit, which is Friday. After all, who wouldn't want to escape the weather in University Park, PA (current temperature: 23 degre ... More >>
AMERICA’S BROADWAY, 8pm Described as “a delightful and thoughtful collection of Broadway musical favorites,” tonight’s show is sure to please any musical fanatic. Lyceum Theater, Vanguard University, 55 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 668-6145 http://184.108.40.206/theatrearts THE CRUCIBLE, 8p ... More >>
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Mike Barnet: Rescuing OCs independent music scene, one TV show at a time
Special Comida Edition
Of ladies of leisure, the gay bartender and Xs John Doe!
Club Detour spurs the OC hip-hop revolution
The Dwarves: Be afraid
Brother Yusef is a gutbucket superstar
Mermaids, Hitler, vampires and Dwight Yoakam, but not yet Halloween
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The Circle of Life rolls on
Anaheim finally approves much-vaunted indoor ski park
Re-creating Southern California in Southern California