It seems as though you hear about a new coffee shop opening and adding to the world of latté art and vegan scones everyday. However, as hip and prim as they are, not many of these joints actually roast their own coffee. That's no fun. Here's a list for you of the places that do. For these guys, ge ... More >>
The revelation from her party leader, President Barack Obama, that ending the war in Afghanistan will involve leaving about 10,000 U.S. troops there through 2016 does not sit well with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). "Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over 10 years," says the senior me ... More >>
When Glenn Greenwald speaks in Orange County next month, he'll have more to talk about than the classified documents from Edward Snowden on the massive U.S. and British surveillance programs or the injustice of the Bradley Manning prosecution. It was revealed Saturday that Greenwald and fellow jour ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 with the IIFF award winners.See Update No. 1 on the next page identifying the nine IIFF selections among the Oscar nominees. ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 4, 5:18 P.M.: The lineup for the second annual Irvine International Film Festival running Jan. 17-21 at Edwards Westpark 8 inclu ... More >>
The rambunctious lineup includes nine Oscar nominees
[Trendzilla] Lilly Tokuyama's Fullerton boutique sells cute products to help fund charities worldwide
It's easy to complain about air travel, especially when TSA agents feel you up like it's prom night and then the guy behind you plops his flaking feet on your arm rest. But typically, the end reward is getting where you want to go in a conceivable amount of time. Not for Stephen Persaud. On May 11, ... More >>
An excerpt from 'Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America'
Forget Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the rest. It's all about us, says Orange County's most famous atheist
MaharajThe Los Angeles Times announced today that Russ Stanton is stepping down as editor and being replaced by Davan Maharaj, who started with the Times in 1989 as an Orange County reporter.Maharaj, who will become the 15th editor of the Times, has been managing editor since May 2008, overseeing ... More >>
Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed
A Mission Viejo woman and her 4-year-old son were hours away from being sent back to strife-torn Egypt this past weekend before the American Civil Liberties Union intervened on their behalf.Permanent U.S. resident Samaa Kerba, 26, and her son were returning home from Cairo because of the violence ... More >>
He's ill.What's the most dangerous place for Christians to practice their faith?No, it's not San Francisco.Or Miami's South Beach.
Headline: Poll: What Should Muslim Disney Worker Do?Comment by Free Wheeling Franklin: Put her in a veil and harem pants and stick her in It's a Small World.Comment by gimmeabreak: Why is the model illustrated wearing a smile? I don't believe I've ever seen a muslim woman smile.............no, I' ... More >>
Courtesy of the CellarExecutive Chef David Kesler of Fullerton's The Cellar Restaurant is on the line this week. Here's a random fact for the readership: people who excel at both cuisine and pastry are rare in the extreme. Every culinary arts student studies pastry, but it's like being both an ou ... More >>
Pham: come along way after a sergeant called him "Fang, Fong, Fam!"In time for the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon at the end of the month, Random House is publishing a $15 paperback version of "A Sense of Duty: Our Journey from Vietnam to America" by Mission Viejo resident Quang Pham.Pham ... More >>
Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history
Why are county health officials in West Nile Denial?
Always bizarre, TBNs Crouches are on a crazy roll
Stop calling North County Ethiopiav