It's a well known fact that Travis Barker's obsession with tattoos is more than skin deep. Since his teenage years growing up in Fontana, the Blink 182 drum god has spent countless hours under the needle. Even in the years since he survived a fatal 2008 plane crash, the layers of skin grafts on his ... More >>
[Hole in the Wall] This Santa Ana eatery is the best OC place to explore this Mexican-food trend
Southern California tax cheat Arturo S. Ruiz told clients he'd figured out a way to successfully manipulate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) out of nearly $200 million, but his criminal enterprise landed him guilty of 42 federal charges and a guideline recommended punishment of a whopping 2,580 mo ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on details of funeral services for former Westminster police chief James Mitchell "Mitch" Waller.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 1, 11:07 A.M.: James Mitchell "Mitch" Waller was only promoted to police chief in Westminster in December of 2009, but he since has not only ret ... More >>
Anaheim Police made two arrests last week in last month's slayings of 20-year-old Edwin Alarrazabal and Ramon Magana, 22.Mark Christopher Caywood, 29, was popped in Fontana Thursday, while 37-year-old Richard Adrian Trevino was hauled in after a brief car chase in Anaheim Friday.
The old "Shoe Camera Taping Up a Lady Target Shopper's Skirt Trick"; that's the second time I've fallen for it this month.Speaking of fallen, that's exactly what has happened to non-sworn Orange County Sheriff's Department jailer Jose Alderete, who is accused of being a Fontana Target store peeper a ... More >>
People should've been suspicious of Anaheim City Council candidate Steve Lodge long before he decided to rebrand himself as Steve Chavez Lodge in a callous bid for disenfranchised Mexi voters. He's endorsed by former Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle and arch-pedophile-protector apologist Matt Cunningham ( ... More >>
Irvine resident Anthony Nicholas Orban struck out when he tried to argue he was insane and therefore not guilty of brutally raping a waitress, with a jury in Rancho Cucamonga convicting the former Westminster police detective and combat Marine in June.But Orban may have been spared a life sentence t ... More >>
[Locals Only] Led by a fiery, upright bassist, the band bring thrash and flash to the psychobilly scene
Aesthetically, Wreckin' Katz are easily pegged as a psychobilly squad. They take pride in their textbook, greaser-punk exterior: tight black jeans; big, studded belts; sleeveless vests; and tatted-up arms.They pen lyrics about lost sanity and burning stuff. Musically, however, you'd better be ready ... More >>
Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week pinup girl Rosa Carrasco and her husband Santiago Carrasco were sentenced Tuesday to two years in custody to be followed by two years of mandatory supervision for stealing more than $413,000 in benefits over seven years after faking Santiago's death.The Santa Ana coup ... More >>
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill A ... More >>
When former On the Line subject Kevin Nagano of Sage Cafe sings the praises of another cuisiner, there's a great deal of respect. He started carrying the soft-baked confections of Three Hearts Bake Shop, a Huntington Beach-based labor of love for sassy Mel Myers. After tasting his custom variatio ... More >>
A La Habra man headed a notorious Crips street gang drug ring that sold marijuana across the country and held meetings on the same Compton block where a second Crips operation sold pot and moved prescription drugs to Louisiana, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles.Deverick Desha ... More >>
Yup, Sammy Hagar wrote an autobiography. Called Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, it's set for release on March 15 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. This momentous news prompted news blogger Matt Coker to ask, "When they ask Sammy when he'll be ready to sign, will he yell, ... More >>
For this week's look at things said from and about Orange County on the Interwebs, we turn to a familiar topic all over cyberspace: Santa Ana, a pit?As you'll see after the jump, our county seat does have its defenders. It's just that they are so outnumbered.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyEminem at Epicenter 2010 September 25, 2010Auto Club SpeedwayThe Show: Though he sang about the vilest of things on the Slim Shady LP, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Eminem's early work. His machine gun delivery coupled with razor sharp wit boos ... More >>
[Mental Notes] All-female music fest seeks free labor, Matt Costa has a new album, and Bush is reuniting
From the 2010 World Cup Facebook pageThe FIFA World Cup--you know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today in South Africa.Lots of Americans think soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>
Huntington Beach band tours in April as opener for Sublime with Rome
It's the Weekly's weekly crime round-up--now with more blatant Arrested Development imagery.Could Tobias Fünke be the "Blue Note Bandit" (Wednesday) or the man making "blown" offers (Thursday)?TUESDAY, DEC. 1Nice Racks! After pulling over a silver 2004 Acura TL four-door at Newport Boulevard and ... More >>
In "The Reformer" Matt Coker educates us about longtime OC GOP legislator Ross Johnson finding a new life as a campaign-finance watchdog in Sacramento. R. Scott Moxley explains the reason behind Mike Carona's smile in "The Crooked Sheriff Chuckled". And Matt Coker dictates departing OC Register c ... More >>
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie is funnier than whats playing in local cineplexes
Dec.27 - Jan. 2
Aug. 9 - Aug. 15
Romeos in Black Jeans: A night with Dave Alvin and his way Guilty Men
Loaves and Fishes: Tales of toast and sushi and the Strawberry Fest
Twenty years ago, Safari Sams owner Sam Lanni had his dreams crushed by Huntington Beach. Now hes got a new dream on Sunset Boulevard
Commie Girl goes to NASCAR!
We take a ride through OCs 909!
Five HB Italian restaurants not affiliated with the city's execrable ex-mayor
Stages True West
Washburns wedding day! El Dorados reunion! Mike Boehm on air guitar!