Fossil Fuel Energy Production

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    What the Frack is Going on in North Orange County is Subject of Symposium TONIGHT

    County and water leaders may swear fracking ain't nothing but a thing, but there are several concerned North Countians who fear the oil extraction method may endanger their drinking water. Some of them will no doubt be out tonight for a symposium on the subject at Cal State Fullerton.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Fracking Educating Spreads to All of North County: Update

    See the update at the bottom of Page 2 on Saturday's well-attended fracking forum in Brea and details on an upcoming event involving seven North County cities. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 8:33 A.M.: It's doubtful anyone from Linn Energy, the major leaseholder in the Brea-Olinda Oil Field, will swing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fracking on the Fringes of Orange County, With Little Oversight

    Early this month, the Weekly reported the gas drilling practice known as fracking has quietly been occurring around Orange County's borders. For just how long is hard to say, and pinpointing the exact number of companies who have engaged in the practice locally isn't easy. What is known is that fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Seal Beach Declares Chevron Station a Nuisance for Ooze, Cracked Sidewalk, Buckled Street

    The Seal Beach City Council, which heard resident complaints for years about the stink and pollution from an Arco service station, has declared a monitoring well at a nearby Chevron station a public nuisance. Translation: work at the well damaged 13th Street and created an emergency requiring immed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    First Look: Provisions Market In Old Towne Orange

    With 30 beers on tap and another 300 by the bottle, Wil Dee has his work cut out for him. Haven Gastropub's beverage director dropped in as Greg Daniels conducted our tour of the soon-to-be open Provisions Market (formerly The Bruery Provisions). We discussed their menu, changes to the space and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Frank Cabada, Godinez High Senior, Honored by National Foundation for Engineering Studies

    A student at Santa Ana's Hector Godinez Fundamental High School will receive a national award this morning for the lengths he has gone to pursuing a career in engineering.Frank Cabada is one of six Latino high school seniors who will be honored at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 14th annual Yout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Orange County Register Flambéed for Fawning Over Frickin' Fracking

    A media watchdog is barking about a recent Orange County Register editorial on an industry-friendly study boosting fracking, the controversial oil drilling technique critics fear causes earthquakes and groundwater contamination.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Pat Oliphant Exhibit at the Fullerton Museum Through This Sunday!

    By Dave BartonThat instantly recognizable signature. The O an open mouth yawping in protest. The dot of the I like a projectile being thrown. The remaining letters leaning forward to attack. You don't even have to know his work to recognize political cartoonist Pat Oliphant is a confrontational indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Charles Best, CEO, Explains How To Feel Good About Paying for Gasoline

    The way gas prices have yo-yo'd recently, it's time to fill up as they're down--as I type this, anyway, before the Hurricane Sandy excuse hits the West Coast, as to the last excuse when California's prices were higher than everyone else's because, uh, California refineries are so damn close to us. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Five Best Wins for Democracy in Orange County Last Night

    You're going to read a lot about our experiences last night tomorrow, when the dead-tree edition of this infernal rag appears. Today? A buncha lists breaking down what was a giant win for Democrats last night, but also conservative victories that ensure this county is slowly, truly becoming an egali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Police Unveil Bullet Holes from Gunman Accused of Killing Man and Firing at Cop Car

    With our poison pens, shit-smelling sneers and anti-authoritarian upbringings, we here at Weekly Central can be pretty hard on our local police, expecting the same kind of perfection we employ doing our jobs uncov-- . . .. . . Hey! Stop laughing !! . . . This does not mean that we do not acknowledge ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    Danny Noriego Doesn't Like ICE

    [Moxley Confidential] Why are government officials protecting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who almost killed an innocent Anaheim man?

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Five Gas Stations In Orange County That You Don't Want to Fill Up On

    ​It used to be said that everything was more expensive in California. And until our housing market crashed, it might have been true. But at least one thing remains ridiculously overpriced here--gasoline. California's average cost of gas is now $4.34 for regular gas, while the national average is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Rogelio Nava-Rivera Accused of Machete Attack

    Rogelio Nava-Rivera​Imagine pulling into your neighborhood Chevron station and seeing a guy with a machete hacking up a vehicle's hood, smashing the driver's and rear driver's side window and then turning the blade to the driver inside.This happened at my neighborhood Chevron station Wednesday eve ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Irvine Fine Arts Center Welcomes the 99 Percent

    Three exhibits show the world in perpetual Occupy mode

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Newport Beach Chevron Station Owner Who Cooked the Books Must Pay Oil Giant's Attorney Fees

    ​Trouble began for Newport Beach Chevron gas station owner Mansoor Ghaneeian when his bookkeeper told a Chevron USA auditor that the company's designated dealer of record kept a second set of accounting books.That eventually led to a suit against Ghaneeian by Chevron, a counterclaim that a feder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Five Refurbishments That Can Help 'The Haunted Mansion' (The Movie)

    ​Disneyland's seasonal The Nightmare Before Christmas overhaul of the Haunted Mansion is complete (the attraction reopens today after a 17-day closure), thus kicking off the park's Halloween-themed festivities.Of course, the official launch of the park's Halloween-ness is September 30th which is w ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 18, 2011

    'Making Mischief: Humor In Art' Is a Cacophony of Clever

    The latest winner from the Irvine Fine Arts Center does much more than tickle your funny bone

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with More Details:] OC's Largest Municipal Solar Energy Efficiency Project Shines Today

    ​UPDATE, JULY 21, 8:47 A.M.: Though the ribbon-cutting unveiling the largest municipal solar energy efficiency project in Orange County is this morning, the city of Brea is already reaping savings that have exceeded expectations. For the month of June, there was a 65% reduction in electricity cost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Oil Tanker Terror Plot Hits Close to Home

    ​The Department of Homeland Security announced today that among the materials Navy SEALS found in Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan hideout were al-Qaida plans to hijack and detonate oil tankers last summer to provoke an "extreme economic crisis" in the West.Officials disclosed no specific U.S. targets. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011 Comes to the Rescue of Taxes Today

    ​Taxes must be suffering from battered women's syndrome about now. We're all like, "Aw come on, baby. You know I loves ya," Then--BAM!--corporations and rich people rap taxes upside the head, saying they ain't returning to Clinton-era levels. Then we get all lovey-dovey again and--WHAM!--House Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Little Scream: 'Just Thinking of Elliot Smith Helps Me Write Better Songs'

    ​Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Tales From the Brea Oil Field: What Are They Doing Up There?

    Brandon Ferguson​Night drivers motoring past the affluent housing tracts and well-kept strip malls of north Brea, not paying attention to the road in front of them, will notice an odd site: a solitary, house-shaped structure perched above the city, surrounded by pitch-black rolling hills and illum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Add Another Lawsuit to the List for Oil Company Operating in Brea

    Ted SoquiPalm trees burst into flames in nearby Yorba Linda. To see more images from the 2008 devastation, click here.​The flames of Brea's 2008 landfill fire (which you may remember eventually contributed to the Freeway Complex Fire) may have been long extinguished but the problems of BreitBurn M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Obama Administration Announces Ban On New Offshore Drilling; Thank The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Hopefully not for at least another 7 years.​In direct conflict with its previous proclamations, the Obama administration today announced that there will not be any further new offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic Coast, the eastern Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Coast. At least, not for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    EXCLUSIVE! Online Premiere of the Steelwells' Video, 'El Capitan'

    ​When Fullerton's the Steelwells won Best New Artist and Best Song at the OC Music Awards earlier this year, they took home more than just a statue. Part of the prize for Best Song was an opportunity to make a music video courtesy of the OC Music Awards and Akorn Entertainment. Watch the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Battle Report: Blake Lively Uses Comic-Con to Bring Out Her Big Guns

    ​Katy Perry might have fired the first shot in this year's Boob War, but it looks like Blake Lively might be the one to fire the last one that ends it all.Our battle report shows who has the advantage.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Seal Beach, Saying Enough is Enough, Wants BP/ARCO to Remove Contaminated Soil

    David Falconer/National Archives​After three decades of trying to end contamination from a gasoline station leak in Seal Beach, the City Council has voted to direct BP/ARCO to dig out the tainted soil.The company was asked 25 years ago to do something about the contamination at PCH and Fifth Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    As Everyone Looks Down at What Gulf Oil Spill Has Wrought, UC Irvine Researchers Look Up

    ​Tar balls created by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico reached the Texas shore today.But researchers from UC Irvine are not looking at the sands, shorelines and waters impacted by the muck, they are checking out the air hovering over the spill zone. The initial findings: all is not well.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Orly Taitz Wants to Sue for Gen. McChrystal, Testify Against Elena Kagan

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly​On the heels of her failed bid to become the Republican nominee for Secretary of State, Orange County's top birther and not-top dentist Orly Taitz has kept up her fervent blogging. The theme of late seems to be Taitz wondering aloud about which soon- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    John Campbell Weighs in on Totally Predictable BP Apology Scandal

    Flickr user tifotter / Creative Commons​A mild brouhaha broke out today when Texas congressman Joe Barton told BP CEO Tony Hayward that he was "ashamed" at the way the Obama administration had asked the notorious oil-spilling company to set aside $20 billion in a fund to help cover the damages cau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    All Disasters Aren't Created Equal: Six Reasons the Music Industry Isn't Singing Over Spilt Oil

    ​Every summer has its Big Story This year, it's the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an ecological and financial disaster that is quickly reaching such staggering proportions that the human mind can't comprehend it. It's like trying to count grains of sand on a beach -- or in this case grains o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Coal-Mountain Mama Julia Bonds Talks to the Tree-Huggers

    ​What's an Applachian coal-mining foe doing in the GOP tea party stronghold of Orange County?"She's red meat for the eco-nuts," said Ed Amador, co-organizer of Saturday's Treehuggers' Ball in bucolic Baker Canyon for the Canyon Land Conservation Fund. There was more vegan cheese than beef at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Seal Beach Neighbors to Protest BP and Arco

    ​Residents of the Bridgeport neighborhood in Seal Beach have previously warned those living along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline that they may have a long wait before British Petroluem (BP) cleans up its oily mess. The Orange Countians know because they have been fighting BP for years over contamina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Seize BP Sets Sights on Shamed Oil Company and Long Beach Aquarium

    ​The national Seize BP Campaign--it has organized demonstrations against British Petroleum through Thursday in more than 50 cities across the country--is coming to Long Beach Wednesday to protest the shamed oil company and a new target: Aquarium of the Pacific."The Aquarium, which claims its missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Map Brings Home British Petroleum Disaster

    ​The website If It Was My Home allows anyone to personalize the magnitude of the British Petroleum (BO) Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill--also known as "the greatest environmental disaster in United States history."The site opens with a map superimposing the shape of the spill as of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Costa Mesa Arco Gas Station Tries to Hide its Relationship with British Petroleum

    Fill 'er up with spin!​I think the only people more hated right now by Americans than Mexicans is anything or anyone having any relationship with British Petroleum, or BP for short. Knowing that, the Arco gas station on the corner of Red Hill and Bristol in Costa Mesa has gone to the extraordinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Hibbleton Gallery Owner on Coyote Hills, Chevron, Supervisorial Candidate Shawn Nelson, and James Lipton

    ​​​​Every once in a while, we get dispatches from community members--some good, some bad, some hackish. The following is good, and comes from a good guy: Jesse La Tour, owner of the awesome Hibbleton Gallery in Fullerton, one of the few places for art that I bother to visit. Here is his acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Anyone Seen These Dickwads?

    Courtesy of Buena Park Police Department​The Buena Park Police Department is looking for the chaps above, caught by surveillance cameras before taking part in a brutal robbery of a Mobil mini-mart.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    On The Wall: Freeda Freada Frida

    Picture This Gallery’s “Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit" Everything about Frida Kahlo was wild and colorful. She lived an amazing, romantic, tragicomic life, her art was full of rich, surreal yet deeply personal symbolism and she was an arresting image in her own right, with that pretty face spiced up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Bike and Hike

    Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Mayor McCheese

    John Mayer

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing.  Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Oily characters

    The holidays are a time for celebrating tradition, and a story from The Associated Press reminds us of one of our country's greatest traditions: corporations screwing the public and lying about it. Confirming what you've suspected as you stand at the self-service gas pump, swearing under your breat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    The Fix Was In For The GOP?

    Your hunch at the gas pump was right. In advance of recent federal elections, oil companies seemed to have lowered gas prices--a move that's benefited the party in power: Republicans. But now there's conclusive evidence that you weren't nuts. Last week, the good folks over at The Foundation for Tax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2006

    Eddie Rose on "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"

    Eddie Rose writes: "In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 13, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Got Genocide?
    Give us your tired and your poor

  • Food

    July 3, 2003

    Checklist, Please!

    Five summer school spots

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