• Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst

    Looking out the large windows from Jay Famiglietti's corner office at UC Irvine on a sun-drenched late-spring day, you take in an inviting deep greenbelt and, just beyond that, the green, green grass of Aldrich Park. Contrast that with the view from the UCI hydrologist's new office at the NASA Jet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Neel Kashkari, California's GOP Nominee for Governor, Gives Homelessness a Spin: VIDEO

    The last time we told you about Neel Kashkari, the Republican nominee for governor out of Irvine was marching in a gay pride parade. Now, the investment banker and former U.S. Treasury Department official says he spent a week on the streets acting as if he was homeless. Call us when you're crossin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    59. The Burger at ARC

    Noah Blom's ARC in Costa Mesa is special, especially in Orange County where the number of restaurants with such a ballsy approach can be counted on one hand. He butchers his own meat. Nothing but fire touches the food. No fancy appliances--but none needed. True caveman cuisine. The off-menu burger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    The New Limb Releases Single, "Blood Lust," In Anticipation For West Coast Tour

     OC-bred indie pop darlings, The New Limb, are kicking off the New Year right with a brand new single. Entitled "Blood Lust," the track's message couldn't be further from its title. The quintet--now based in L.A.-- premiered the song on PureVolume earlier today and vocalist Joey Chavez explaine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Raised in a City full of Churches, Fashawn's Gritty Rhymes Inspire True Belief

    Using the world "destiny" to describe Fashawn's trajectory toward a hip-hop career might be a bit much. He'd prefer to think of it as more of a calling. At 3 years old, Santiago Leyva wanted to be a preacher, having been raised in a trailer behind a church, which apparently isn't that extraordinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Kasey Kahl of The Bachelorette Poses for Sad Police Mugshot in OC to Go with "Pretty" One

    When Kasey Kahl posed for the booking photo at right in January, it was dubbed the "prettiest mug shot" Fresno Police officers "ever [saw] come into their station."It's doubtful sheriff's deputies working the Orange County Jail beat are saying the same thing about the mug posed for this weekend by t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Katella High Students in Finals of National Cooking Contest RIGHT NOW

    As I type, a group of students from Katella High School are prepping as California's entrant in the national Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR culinary arts finals in Orlando, Florida. Let's all stop reading, close our eyes, collectively send good karma their...and back t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Mark Dell Donne, Ex-CEO, Must Repay $500k to Defunct Government Contractor's 401(k) Plan

    The former CEO of an Aliso Viejo electrical contractor has agreed to restore $570,983 in 401(k) payments he'd stiffed 105 company retirement plan participants out of, the U.S. Labor Department announced.San Clemente's Mark Dell Donne, who served as a fiduciary of the plan, already returned $98,748 t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Fashawn's Divine Inspiration

    Raised in a city full of churches, the Fresno rapper's gritty rhymes inspire true belief

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Taco Bell Introduces New Breakfast Drink: Mountain Dew Orange Juice

    Mixologists of the world, this has got to hurt. The newest concoction from those outside-the-bun thinkers at Taco Bell HQ is a breakfast drink called Mountain Dew A.M. As described on the sign, posted on Reddit, the beverage is a "mixology of Mtn Dew and OJ." It's only served until 11 a.m.--after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Phillip Jacob Shinen, Alleged Online Huckster, Has Been Quite Busy on the Interwebs

    You'll find Phillip Jacob Shinen all over the Interwebs, offering riches to those who join his assorted online ventures. The 32-year-old has one ad at the top of a site warning visitors about the old Nigerian email scam. "This is not MLM"--a multi-level marketing Ponzi scheme--"or a Scam, these are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    OC Bookly in Little Armenia and West Covina: Not Orange County. Elsewhere. (But Close!)

    This modest blog's ostensible focus is OC reading, writing, literary people and generally what the highly-opinionated Mr. Bib deems bookly about our benighted, beatific and beloved county but, of course, no county is an island entire of itself, every county is a piece of the continent, a part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Stephen John Frea Held for New Year's Eve Stabbing Outside Goat Hill Tavern

    ​2011 began in Orange County with Robert Sickles, 27, of Mission Viejo, being stabbed to death outside a New Year's Eve party in a Costa Mesa hotel.2012 almost began the same way, with a different victim, of course, but in the same city, only 4 1/2 miles from the New Year's Eve 2011 attack.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    A Taste of Fall Event Features Sustainable Menu

    ​ This Friday, 11/11/11 from 7 to 11 p.m., presents a special event featuring sustainable dishes prepared by some of our top local chefs. Haven Gastropub, Avanti Cafe, Sol Cocina, Taco Asyum, Sage, Duke's, Xanh Bistro, and Haute Cakes are those expected to serve signature s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Lou Correa, The Inquisitor?

    Grrrrrrr!​There are probably several descriptions you could give Orange County state Senator Lou Correa, but who knew one would be watchdog?According to a Sacramento Bee article today, at a Tuesday hearing, Correa (D-Anaheim) grilled California National Guard officials about lingering and widespr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Vang Pao, Former General of CIA Secret Army in Laos, RIP

    ​The Associated Press is reporting today that Vang Pao, the former leader of the CIA's secret army in Laos whose war on communism ended when he and tens of thousands of fellow Hmong fled the country in 1975, has died. Until recently a resident of a modest house in Westminister, Vang reportedly die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Five New Years' Resolutions for Orange County Diners

    Flickr user tinfoilraccoon​New Year's Day is coming. In the interest of the gastronomic improvement of our fair readership area, I offer the following set of suggested New Years' resolutions for the diners of Orange County.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    John Steinbock, Former Pedo-Priest-Protecting Diocese of Orange Bishop and Current Fresno Bishop, Now Rotting in Hell

    ​John Steinbock, the bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Fresno, no longer has to suffer through the hell that is cancer after passing away yesterday, but he can now look forward to an eternity of Satan for his lifetime of protecting pedophile priests. And before some apologist comments that I shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Gabe Gordon of Beachwood BBQ, Part Three

    Photo by Todd Barnes​ For our final installment of On The Line with Gabe Gordon of Beachwood BBQ, our subject shares a recipe. If you missed the first or second part of our Q&A, click here and here. Otherwise click onward.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Today on the High-Speed Rail Seesaw...

    ​Are the current plans for a $40-billion high-speed train meant to connect Fresno and San Francisco with Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego brilliant or reckless? Everytime you start to form an opinion, something comes the other way down the tracks. Take, for example, the past 24 hours:

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Register's Watchdog Team Nabs Honor

    ​The folks over at The Orange County Register's OC Watchdog team submitted just four of their journalist accomplishments to a California Newspaper Publishers Association public service contest and deservedly won first place.Those stories included revelations about:

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    High Speed Train May Demolish Buena Park Homes Designed to Be Near Trains

    California High Speed Rail AuthorityIf only the new train had only to contend with windmills...​Sunday's Los Angeles Times carried a piece that largely rehashed a few low-boiling controversies about the planned high speed train line that, when eventually completed, will connect Anaheim and San Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    [UPDATED] UC Budget Protest at UCLA is Rowdy. Cal State Protest in Long Beach? Not So Much

    ​UPDATE: University of California Regents voted for a 32 percent tuition increase today, with a dissenting vote coming from the student-regent. The vote was taken and debated over loud protests outside from hundreds of demonstrators. Our big sis' LA Weekly reports one arrest today. See also the Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Big Week for the ADA and the Disabled

    Eddie Rea, 21, an emerging disability rights leader from Fresno, is the youth speaker at the Sacramento forum's luncheon.​It's a big week for the disabled in Sacramento--and, no, that was not a timely dig at the governor and legislature.Well, not this time.The 18th annual Youth Leadership Forum fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    GLAAD Claims KDOC-TV Aired Anti-Gay Infomercial gets the credit for catching this first, but the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it received complaints about the re-emergence of an anti-gay infomercial titled Speechless: Silencing the Christians--and among the stations around the country that just showed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Heat And Activism In Fresno: A Prop. 8 Protest Journal

    Dave Barton Thousands rallied on 5/30 in Fresno for Meet in the Middle 4 Marriage Equality event, which included a 14-mile march. Protest organizers chose the city of Fresno--instead of marching to the capitol or in so-called "gay ghettos"--because they city had voted 65%-70% for the passing of Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2009

    Zots from the UCI Baseball 'Eaters' Defeat of Fresno State Last Night

    *Written by Weekly intern and UCI New University student paper managing editor David Nicolas...The UC Irvine Anteaters baseball team put down the Fresno Bulldogs in the first game of the Irvine NCAA regional playoff series, edging the 'Dogs 4-2. UCI's starting pitcher Daniel Bibona quieted Fresno's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    TOMORROW: Local Natives and The Union Line at The Gypsy Lounge

    Okay, I guess we all saw this coming. Local Natives have officially changed their origin to Silver Lake on their Myspace page....sigh, okay guys. Well, hopefully you and the OC can still be friends. For those of you who have followed the harmaonizing echoes, rumbling rhythms and spangly guitar chord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Valley Arena at Detroit Bar

    Detroit Bar's weekly "Busy Work" night is known for its DJs (like resident "spinner," ugh, hate that term, Dan Sena), and getting folks from bands--like Efrem Schulz from Death by Stereo, to name a recent one--to man the 1s and 2s. But tonight, there's an actual live band performing there, as well? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2009

    Former O.C. Bishop Lies Like a Devil in Fresno Pedophile Case

    Yesterday, a Fresno jury acquitted the Catholic Diocese of Fresno of culpability in the priestly rapes of innocents, and does this news really surprise you given Fresno is Fresno? We really can't expect much intellectually and morally of this town, given its head padre is Bishop John Steinbock, form ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Ain't Dead Yet

    OC Children's Book Festival

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Register, Times Slam Santa Ana Good--And a Challenge

    If there's one thing that Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut hates more than Sheriff Mike Carona, it's city-controlled urban planning, and he ripped SanTana officials a new one and then some yesterday in a piece blasting the city's much-ballyhooed Renaissance Specific Plan. Prop ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Sisterly Concern

    UFW legend Dolores Huerta wonders why her old friends who run the St. Joseph's hospitals have turned on their own workers

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Anaheim Subsidizes Private Tennis Club

    Slow Road to China: Officials at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are puzzled as to why a private construction company is repeatedly missing deadlines to finish the $550-million road-widening project, according to a story by Ellyn Pak at the Register. The delays aren't just costing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Got stamina?

    In front of the AMC multiplex at The Block, they've erected a security gate, with warnings of guard dogs. It looks forbidding, until you read the name on the columns that border it: "Fort Fridge." Beyond the chainlink fencing lies a plexiglass box, inside of which is another plexiglass box, and insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2007

    The Los Angeles Times is Stupid (Canto MCXVI)

    It's painful picking up the Los Angeles Times every morning and notice it's getting lighter every week. While they're doing this, however, their Chicago pendejo overseers are spending mucho millions on how to attract more readers. Their supposed salvation: Mexicans. If so, why in God's green earth ... More >>

  • Film

    February 8, 2007

    Old World Charm

    Ken Davitian makes laughter for benefit grateful moviegoers of America

  • News

    January 4, 2007
  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    All Do Crazy Things

    Get Out! Nightlife and more: Nov. 23 - Nov. 30

  • Features

    June 2, 2005

    Capitol Punishment

    How Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped worrying and learned to love selling out to special interests

  • Culture

    March 31, 2005

    Beverly Center? Weve Got Two of Those!

    And we know how to use them

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

    School Trustee Threatens To Sue Mom After Academic Discrepancies Alleged

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004
  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • News

    April 3, 2003

    Rally Round Jah School

    Saddleback students face cuts by tuning out

  • Columns

    August 1, 2002
  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Holy (Rock &) Rollers

    Stavesacres leap of faith

  • Culture

    November 11, 1999

    The Iceworker Cometh

    Andres Montoyas poems for the rest of us

  • Columns

    October 7, 1999


    Rockers golf badly, spark up and drive fastall for the kids

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