• Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Orange County Dinged in Report That Ranks Huntington Beach Our Most LGBT-Friendly City

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which are most and least LGBT-friendly Orange County cities of them all? Well, the Human Rights Campaign--or HRC, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization--did not rank all 34 of OC's incorporated cities, just seven, and base ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Buena Park is Ranked 11th Fastest Growing U.S. City in One Survey and 286th in Another, WTF?

    Great news! Buena Park's corrupt politicians have not stopped it from becoming the 11th fastest growing city in the United States--that's fastest in population and economic growth, according to financial site Er ... uh ... or perhaps not. Because a competing site,, cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Irvine is Best-Run U.S. City: USA Today

    Irvine is the best run city in the country, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, my hometown, San Bernardino, is ranked the worst-run city. I think I'm more surprised by Irvine's placement on the list than Smog Berdoo's.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Diverse Groups Join Forces to Seek 1 Million More Electric Cars in State by 2023

    A diverse coalition of community-based, public health, science and conservation groups across the state launched a campaign this week to put 1 million more electric cars, trucks and buses on California roads within 10 years.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Irvine is the 10th Most "Saintly" City in U.S. But Long Beach is at No. 8 and NYC is No. 1 (!?!)

    Irvine is among the most "saintly" cities in the U.S. but Long Beach is even more so, according to a real estate blog that famously put out a list of America's 10 most sinful cities last month--that had most of those named located in the supposedly Bible-thumping Midwest. Pollsters explain how urba ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 4, 2012

    Sergio O'Cadiz: El Artist

    The Mexican maestro was a popular painter in Orange County for decades. Now, his family is fighting to keep his legacy alive

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Gabriel S. Joseph Acused of $5 Million Scam That Duped Newport Beach Mortgage Broker

    ​We've done so many posts on crooked mortgage brokers ripping off unsuspecting customers you might assume Orange County is the capital of slimy lending schemes.So, it's only fair that we draw attention to a Newport Beach mortgage broker who found himself burned by an alleged fraudster.

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Don't Start a Riot

    Fourteen years after Bradley Nowell's tragic death, Sublime (With Rome) are back and headed for a town near you

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Dishney: Top 5 Most Avoidable Disneyland Deaths

    ​Alright, fine: So it's a little morbid, but since the park's grand opening in 1955, a few hiccups have happened during Disneyland's reign as the Happiest Place on Earth--nine of them, to be exact. Which, statistically speaking, isn't all that bad. We guess. All but one of the fatalities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    An OC-Based Car Empire Breaks Down

    madaise / Flickr / Creative CommonsThe Capistrano Insider caught a story in Automotive News about Newport Beach's Mike Kahn, who, until recently, ran one of the fastest-growing car dealership chains in America. Or at least, that's how Automotive News ranked his company in 2007. Come 2009, though,&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Coming Soon To Diamond Jamboree: Ajisen Ramen

    I mentioned in the Tokyo Table review that ran a few weeks ago that Ajisen Ramen is coming to Diamond Jamboree. Now, they've put up a few signs that gives away the location. It will be directly across Guppy Tea House, next to a beauty salon, and the first store you'll encounter on your right as y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    On Thin-Skinned SanTana Historians

    Moxley fends off idiot Republicans; Nick Schou battles conspiracy loons; Vickie Chang gets the hipsters riled up. My petty, non-pedo-apologist fights? Local amateur historians. My post last week about SanTana's missing segregationist history in a recent Images of America book about the county seat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Bowdlerizing Santa Ana's Past (Canto CXVIII)

    Students of history can only expect so much from Images of America, those slender books of historical photos published by Arcadia Publishing. Most of the people who compile the pictures in this book are well-meaning antiquarians (of the philosophical and age variety), and the people who purchase suc ... More >>

  • Film

    May 19, 2005

    Hooray for Bollywood

    NAZ8 serves up the finest Indian entertainmentand we're not talking slots

  • News

    December 16, 2004
  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    West End Girls

    Ladies of Venice got nothing on the preteens of Santa Ana

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    My Guess Is Definitely No

    Would you run your presidential library the way we run Nixons?