See the update at the end of this post on more checkpoints and "saturation patrols" all holiday weekend. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 6:02 A.M.: The Irvine and Buena Park police departments hold DUI/drivers license checkpoints tonight. Where? Read on ...
Beyond the horsies
Orange County's "Avoid the 38 DUI Task Force"--the number referring to how many law enforcement agencies are part of it--is literally pulling out all the stops this Memorial Day weekend. The anti-boozy and -druggy driving campaign kicked off with a DUI/drivers license checkpoint in Newport Beach la ... More >>
On average, 22 vets kill themselves every day in the U.S. On Jan. 18, one of them was my friend Chris
Jeff Ross "only roasts the ones he loves." At least, that's what he tells us. Over the years, he's become Comedy Central's go-to Roast Master General. If there's a celebrity out there in need of a verbal beat down, Ross is the man for the job. And in turn, it seems that everyone loves him. Probably ... More >>
We Hebrew up our holiday theater preview
[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our Mexican-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Fashionistas Tiffany Borland, Joann Doan and Beth Jones on their summer must-haves!
The Sunset Beach shack is tiny but makes a damn fine burger and Thai roti dessert
Dr. Stan Wasbin is a father of four, a family physician who actually makes house calls and "Thomas Jefferson" at yearly Fourth of July celebrations in San Clemente's gated Marblehead community. He's also a prolific Orange County Register letter to the editor writer, whose stands can involve medicin ... More >>
Read our interview with George Valdovinos of Embarcadero California Bistro, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're not in the kitchen cooking, what are you doing?I am a proud new father and spend as much time as I can with my wife and new baby girl.Last song playing:Michael Buble's Ever ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Stanton Thai joint will use any edge to lure you from Thai Nakorn
When Bill Gross talks, people listen, as the billionaire investment guru out of Newport Beach and that tony beach town's PIMCO firm can make calls on markets around the world that ultimately shake the global economy (Hello, Greece . . . Greece? Are you still there?). But Gross' just-posted monthly i ... More >>
After three seasons, Alexis Bellino is leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County--and the 35-year-old mother of three is taking her "Jesus Jugs" with her!The "reality" show cast member is partly blaming the co-star who coined that nickname with helping push her back into obscurity.
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.] By: Mike SeelySee Also:*Kanye West and 50 Cent's 9/11/07 Album Showdown Revisited*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York ... More >>
See Also: *Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex *Singularity Highlights the M in EDM *Audrey Napoleon, EDM's Electro Queen, Went From Performing in Malls to Producing Her Own Clothing Line Before embarking on their semi-erotic EDM duo Sex Panther, Ryan Fontana and Aa ... More >>
See end of post for details on Fourth of July holiday DUI arrests, injuries and deaths so far, and a new checkpoint announced in Villa Park.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 3, 9:38 A.M.: Orange County law enforcement has big plans for the Fourth of July as it is anticipated fireworks won't be the only thing lit. ... More >>
As the possible hate crime killing of Iraqi Muslim Shaima Alawadi in El Cajon has ignited discussions on Islamophobia, Adeela an Orange County-based film in pre-production seeks to explore the dialogue further on the silver screen. The story centers around a young Arab-American Muslim woman who mov ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Strips and cheese? Blecch. Why does Huntington Beach love them?
Rick Warren is waging war on Sunday.Recognizing his enemy will be tricky since he'll be fighting "The Invisible War."That must explain the shades.Indeed, if you are a Believer like the Purpose-Driven pastor of Lake Forest's mega- Saddleback Church, you should be girding for war, too.
Tom Cozad/NewportSurfShots.com Fourth of July festivities in NB. Scenes like these are what the partying ordinance would aim to eliminate.UPDATE, JULY 5, 2:47 P.M.: The results are in from the first test of Newport Beach's "Loud and Unruly Gatherings Ordinance."Over the long Fourth of July holida ... More >>
Flickr user imipolexgYesterday, according to the American Food Holidays calendar (bless you, O mysterious curator--you are the savior of food bloggers with deadlines everywhere), was National Peach Cobbler Day. Yes, yesterday, April 13, a day when there are no peaches in season within the United ... More >>
Ali SmithToday's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... More >>
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Yes, by most leading indicators, the U.S. economy--what's the technical word for it again? Oh yes--BLOWS! However, an, erm, un-leading indicator shows one economic sector bouncing back.Mountain destinations across the western U.S. reportedly experienced sharp increases in July occupancy and steep ... More >>
Yours for just $57 million!Today's news highlights include:Orange County's Real WonderlandJeff Overley reports that Newport Coast, billionaire Donald Bren's masterpiece bubble development, is "nearly finished" after 40 years. Overley calls the area "Pleasantville meets Bel Air," interviews conten ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyNom.Relive the gloriously long holiday weekend right here, folks. From the crazy pomps and pin-up gals of Hootenanny 2010 in Irvine and a kids' bike parade in Long Beach to manga-loving, costumed nerds at Anime Expo, it was a memorable last few days. After the jump: ... More >>
"It's all about the family Fourth of July," posts The Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino on her Facebook page.That's followed by several exclamation points to drive home Mom of the Year's point. However, it was all about saving her family, or at least part of it, when a reporte ... More >>
Flickr user RiptheskullDespite the hyper-patriotic ravings of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O, most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, understand the true meaning of Independence Day--or would if they didn't get so wasted every time the holiday rolled around. Yes, the 4th is a basically a natio ... More >>
20th Century Fox"The Star-Spangled Banner" has an image problem. That is, no one likes it.Oh sure, everyone respects and reveres what it stands for, what it evokes in us as nation and as a people. But no one really admires it on its merits as song, and singers and sports fans have long detested t ... More >>
A holiday is a great excuse to run an overused concept into the ground. That's why the Fourth of July is a perfect opportunity for a Boob War Special Edition (cue percussive theme music) that takes a historical look at the pioneering woman--and their breasts--responsible for making our country g ... More >>
Daniel Tomita/OC WeeklyWeed Cookie = Wookie.With a lot of us going green today, wouldn't it have just made more sense to go ahead and have Earth Day on the 20th? Of course, it depends on which context of the phrase you're using. But hey, if you're feeling prematurely eco-friendly, why not use b ... More >>
Photographer John Gilhooley--whose portraits often grace the pages of OC Weekly and have also been seen in Long Beach's District Weekly, Seattle Weekly and the just-shuttered LA CityBeat--is showing some of his favorite photographs from the past year and a few big prints of "classics from previous y ... More >>
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