Folks at Blaze Pizza know the magic word around here is FREE. They've got it down to a science, actually. Students lined up in droves when UCI was the first in the county to open their doors. Mission Viejo was giving it away barely three months ago. If you're headed northbound on Friday, exit Imp ... More >>
So yesterday mornin,g a JetBlue flight headed from Long Beach to Austin had to turn around shortly after take off when one of its engines blew out, filling the cabin with smoke. The flight crew successfully made an emergency landing, and all 142 passengers and five crew members made it off the plan ... More >>
The Orange County Register is set to sell its Santa Ana headquarters to developer Mike Harrah, reports the Orange County Business Journal. The newspaper put the building on the market late last year, and the sale is expected to close in the coming days. As Kushner told his own newspaper when the bu ... More >>
So, Zero Degrees Italian Ice in Westminster is going to start selling ice cream burritos starting THIS SATURDAY. ..huh. I can't say I'm not intrigued. Ice cream sandwiches are my favorite ice cream delivery method, and I like burritos on average a lot more than sandwiches (Sorry LP and Aimee), so ... More >>
Edwin reported earlier this year that the family behind Capital Seafood was expanding their empire to include a noodle bar. Their location couldn't be more strategic, as they now share a parking lot with a number of well-received concepts in the last year like Creamistry, Urban Plates (that never-en ... More >>
The Huntington Beach Police Department wants you to know that the officer captured in a video outside a waffle joint in town grabbing, pushing and cursing at a civilian is not a member of the force. (Well, at least in this incident it wasn't ...)
The Garden Grove Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.
Seems like Brazil just can't win against Mexico lately. First, the ran up against great wall of Ochoa, and now they can't even prank people correctly. A Brazilian reporter took the streets earlier this week to try to prank some Mexican soccer fans into eating some obscenely hot salsa. The only prob ... More >>
When Afters Ice Cream opened a few months ago and introduced their ice-cream-stuffed donut confections called "Milky Buns", it was only a matter of time before there were going to be others.
I've had a soft spot for Corona del Mar High School since the late, great newspaper adviser (and Newport-Mesa teacher union president) Linda Mook asked me to volunteer as a mentor for The Trident staff years and years ago. But it's become increasingly difficult to fly my CdM High freak flag given th ... More >>
The SoCal Film Fest's Beyond the Beaten Path Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with an intimate, nearly private screening of the original Night of the Living Dead, continues tonight with readings of screenplays but really gets going Saturday with 30 films showing in Huntington Beach Central Li ... More >>
Hi guys! It's time for another week in food... Edwin went to the clean and beautiful Provenance in Newport Beach for this print review. He shared the opening of Calivino Wine Pub near the Angels' Stadium and previewed the OC Night Market that will be held at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Last, he a ... More >>
The Anaheim Police Department and Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) have jointly put out the word that they are seeking potential other victims of 23-year-old Victor Alfonso Pineda, who is accused of posing as a teen-age boy on Facebook to extort sexually explicit photos from underage ... More >>
Our pathetic human words fail to describe the loss of GWAR mastermind and frontman Davie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, who passed away last weekend at age 50. Though we couldn't consider ourselves formal acquaintances of the shock rock god, we did bathe in his blood, bile and other bodily fluids at many a ... More >>
The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. Where? Click on ...
Hi guys, I hope you enjoyed St. Paddy's Day! Let's see what happened the rest of the week... Edwin went to Boathouse on the Bay for our print review. He told us to try the leche frita at Cafe Sevilla, and announced that HB's Hyatt Regency has a new restaurant.
This Friday, starting at 6pm, the Fullerton Art Walk will celebrate its four-year Anniversary. If you know about the somewhat underground art community in Fullerton, then you'll already be there; if you have no idea what I'm talking, about you might want to visit this wacky and colorful event.
If you haven't already checked out the 2014 Orange County Restaurant Week selections, now's the time. Recommending five good places is like listing 10 great (fill in the blank), it will generate the kind of commentary that makes me wonder if people know how to read intros. It's a list, people. Like ... More >>
The Orange County Ultimate Beerfest nearly became an Ultimate Fighting preview last Saturday due to poor logistical planning and the cancelation of the second half of the event. According to social posts by attendees, the event was mired by long lines, a lack of staff, missing vendors, ridiculousl ... More >>
See the update at the bottom of Page 2 about a Killuminati Soldier outing me as "a demonic bastard and high-ranking member of the occult" for reporting on their terror campaign via Facebook against Bats Day at the Fun Park patrons. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 26, 8 A.M.: We told you last month how the Kil ... More >>
A photo of an Orange County Sheriff's Department cruiser parked in a spot for handicapped motorists in front of a medical facility is raising eyebrows online.
Irvine Police are conducting a sobriety checkpoint from 8 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday at Culver Drive and Walnut Avenue, the department announced. The Orange County Sheriff's Department checkpoint in Dana Point ends at the same start but begins two hours earlier, at 6 tonight. Deputies aren't s ... More >>
It may have been dark in some parts of Rancho Las Lomas (Better for making out, right?), but the camera flashes were going off in Social Networkland. Instagram ruled the roost at Decadence. You'd think it was prom with all the couples and group shots. So here's a slice of what we came across online. ... More >>
President Obama's Justice Department issued a memorandum today that confirms what's been obvious for years: the administration's war on marijuana will continue regardless of state laws allowing it to be smoked for medicinal or recreational purposes. The memo appears the same day as the Weekly publis ... More >>
Methinks a genius grant is not in Luis Enrique Rodriguez's future. The Anaheim 18-year-old liked a photo of himself on the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page of suspected vandals sought in the July 28 riots. Then he shared the image with friends. Then people left comments on the poli ... More >>
The Anaheim Police Department is seeking two men (well, two in this particular case): one who snatched a purse and another who returned the handbag to the wheelchair-bound, 39-year-old woman who owns it. This is the result of an incident that went down around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, under the 9 ... More >>
According to the privacy notice on the Killuminati Soldiers' Facebook page, I am not allowed to use their profile information in any way. But it mentions nothing about not being permitted to let you know that Tupac Shakur coined the word Killuminati, that the Soldiers oppose the supposedly active in ... More >>
The Huntington Beach Police Department has announced the arrest of a 17-year-old in connection with the July 28 riots downtown and has posted through its greatest tool in apprehending suspects these days--social media--photos of more vandals they would like to pop. The latest is a 17-year-old Hunti ... More >>
Has the name and address of one of the most notorious Huntington Beach riot vandals been handed to police through Facebook? And could another alleged vandal, who isn't even facing the most serious criminal charges from the incident, be looking at three years in state prison?
Tustin Police are investigating a bizarre series of incidents since June where a man comes up behind a female or females, grabs their butts and in some cases pulls down their pants. And he also, according to cops, at times apologizes as he runs away. It is refreshing to find a polite groper these ... More >>
The Fullerton City Council lifted a ban on the evening operations of food trucks everywhere within its boundaries earlier this month...except the downtown bar and restaurant scene. The reasoning? "There is substantial evidence to show that the operation of food trucks in the Downtown area--when bars ... More >>
How OC's biggest backyard party went from mosh pit to money pit
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
So remember that whole Punk Rock Picnic Music Festival thing that a lot of people paid money for but never happened? Finally, after three months of ticket holders and vendors waiting for refunds from the cancelled fest, someone has finally launched a lawsuit in small claims court against the show's ... More >>
Dear Sweet Readers, It's about time that you know we love you. We couldn't do it without you (oh, and our many "colorful" ads) and that's why we plan events like this year's Summer Fest at Newport Dunes. We appreciate food and alcohol as much as you do and want to share the experience together.
It's been over two years since we first checked out Pieology Pizzeria by Cal State Fullerton. Since then, a half dozen other joints opened up, all peddling their crust and toppings as supreme. How do we judge success? Earnings, Facebook followers, or maybe the difficulty in finding parking. Although ... More >>
Have you been to Wild Goose Tavern yet? Here's the best excuse yet to go, like, now!
Mitsuwa is continually bringing us tastes of Japan in the form of limited-time special items, and this one caught my eye. It's the Ice Cornet, a swirl of soft-serve ice cream inside warm bread shaped like a cone. The picture above doesn't do the concoction justice--it's huge! The treat is popular ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>
You never know how these film festivals are going to play out. There have been years when it seems as if I've seen documentaries and action-sports films at the expense of feature-length dramas, comedies and other genres. This year, the opposite is true.Based on past Newport Beach festivals, I can re ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Blair Koenig's blog is now in book form to hilarious results
Sometime this past Thursday, some loser (frayed wires? Faulty code? Carona? Not sure yet) started fucking with the website of your favorite infernal rag and its sister papers, leading folks who tried to visit our digital kingdom to encounter a malware warning thanks to the folks at Google. Our websi ... More >>
Anaheim is one of eight California cities where Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18.Of course, the crowds may really show up to UltraStar's UtraLuxe theater in Anaheim's GardenWalk center on Saturday--4/20--at, when else, 4:20 p.m. For those stoners who forget (d ... More >>
"Gangnam Style" king Psy has been so busy with the sexy ladies that he apparently doesn't have time to cook. The viral-hit wonder (who released his newest single, "Gentleman," over the weekend) is on the search for a personal chef for the first month of his world tour in July.
I've never tried Mee So Hungry, but I cringed a little every time I passed by it on Belmont Shore's Second Street. I took a picture of it once on the way to another restaurant, never really deciding then whether I thought the 2 Live Crew allusion was stupid or clever, but I never gave it a second th ... More >>
By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the legal challenge to California's Proposition 8. But instead of taking the rallying, angry, and sign-pumping approach to fighting for gay marriage--although that's perfectly legit as well!--equality warriors in Orange County have decided to hold a candle ... More >>
The Newport Beach Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight and--praise be--the cops are disclosing the location.It's at Newport Boulevard and Finley Avenue from 8:30 p.m. through 3 a.m. Saturday.That would put it near City Hall, councilman!
The Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook page is reporting that officers arrested 10 people on March 7 for solicitation of prostitution at local massage parlors. The department, which recently joined forces with the federally-funded Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, carried out ... More >>