• Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Six Award-Winning OC Beers to Try Now

    The OC beer-scape has grown and improved quite a bit over the last year, and this past weekend's Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver was only a testament to what we already knew: OC beer rules. Although the usual award-winners like TAPS Fish House & Brewery and The Bruery didn't place, oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday: End of Summer Ska Splash w/ Starpool at House of Blues Anaheim

    If the quality of a band's tour was measured by how much fun say its name five times fast, then Starpool's End of Summer Ska Splash already has our vote for concert of the month. But all alliteration aside (see what we did there?), this feast of horns and bouncy rhythms from a solid collection of OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    The Bruery Goes Global: Bottles Spotted In Netherlands--Ishn't Dat Vierd?

    We all know the Netherlands is the place in Europe to get great pot and decent-looking legal prostitutes, but bottles from Orange County's own craft beer creators (and subject of last year's cover story) The Bruery? Yup.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain The Bathroom Situation The porta-potties at Coachella were truly repulsive. As the festival progressed, the combined waste of 90,000 accumulated, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Irvine and Mission Viejo Shoot It Out Over Which Is Safer

    ​For five straight years, Irvine has billed itself as "America's Safest City," but new FBI rankings show it's not even the safest city in Orange County. This leads to an obvious question: What's your problem with Irvine, FBI?

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    REPORT: Freedom Fat Cats Enriched Themselves While Company Burned

    I'm rich, bitch!​Remember Freedom Corp, the folks who own the OC Register?Yeah, that Freedom Corp, the one that filed for bankruptcy in September. The one that announced Nov. 2 that its 118-year-old East Valley Tribune is going bye-bye at the end of the year. The company that has been forcibly ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Jacko and Freedom CEO Flanders: Just Beat It

    Not sure which stage of grief this falls under, but as the initial reports of Michael Jackson's death were coming out, what are assumed to be Orange County Register and/or Freedom Communications insiders were linking the King of Pop's departure from Earth with Freedom CEO Scott Flanders' departure f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Scott "Playboy" Flanders Keeps Mum About Freedom

    Scott Flanders, just missing the pipe, robe and Depends.Scott Flanders is the president and CEO of Irvine-based, Orange County Register-owner Freedom Communications until July 1, when he becomes the first non-Hefner CEO of Playboy Enterprises. Folio, a magazine/online network for magazine and e-netw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Called It! Reg. Owner CEO A Playboy Candidate (Updated: This IS Happening)

    No, silly, Freedom Communications's CEO Scott Flanders isn't posing in the venerated skin mag -- we hope. But he is being considered to run it, according to The Wall Street Journal, via the Register's own business blog (wonder if Reg real estate guru Jon Lasner got permission from the top to link to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Will Freedom Take Playboy Down With Register?

    There is one thing we can take solace in here at the Weekly: post something online about infighting at the Orange County Register and its Freedom Communications parent and it's sure to generate comments--from those doing the infighting. Our Publisher to Register Employees: Let Them Eat Hawaiian Brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Battle Between Register Execs and Peons Takes a Spanish Turn

    Clockwork feels obliged to point out the latest comments left on our recent blog posts about the continuing turmoil within the Grand Avenue headquarters of the Orange County Register.HorneTo recap, it all started with our March 9 "Publisher to Register Employees: Let Them Eat Hawaiian Bread," which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Insiders Take Potshots at Freedom Communications

    Author, sociologist and working-class advocate Barbara Ehrenreich recently spoke about being confronted by a foe who accused her of engaging in class warfare, to which Ehrenreich responded that's absolutely true but her side in not the one that started the war.Who knew class-warfare skirmishes could ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    The Beer That Made Tustin Infamous

    OC cops seek to expand anti-public-drinking laws to private property

  • Food

    January 8, 2004

    Shes a Brick . . . Wall

    Revisiting a Friendship at LHirondelle

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Learning to Survive

    The Constantines right-before-the-morning-after music