My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>
In the borderlands, a flour tortilla is sacramental, holy, filling, the true daily bread: fluffy, filling, thick, pliable, toothsome love. In Southern California? Universally, shit.I've eaten tortillas my entire life, and the flour versions have only been consumed out of necessity for quesadillas (d ... More >>
Chuck Smith is dying. While this is good news for Smith (for to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!), it's terrible news for those at Calvary Chapel who have pinned their blessed hope on being raptured away with an icon of American evangelicalism and the chief cornerstone ... More >>
¡Co-lom-BIA!Celebration of Colombia's Independence Day officially kicked off ten days early on Sunday at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim with the Festival Colombiano O.C. The day-long event featured food & drink stands, gift booths, musical stylings, and more sombreros volteados than you could s ... More >>
Flickr user john.murdenA farewell to childhood. It's the end of an era. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees has banned flavored milk in school cafeterias, and corn dogs and chicken nuggets are also off the menus. Who knows what's next? No word on whether OC schools are ... More >>
beachcitiescalvary.orgJim Kempner (the older man in the center) and other Beach Cities Calvary pastors.Enrollment has been declining at Prince of Peace School, a private Christian preschool and K-6 elementary campus in Costa Mesa's Mesa Verde neighborhood, since revelations surfaced that the past ... More >>
Soaring platter of deathThe man who invented the Frisbee died last Tuesday at his home in Monroe,
Utah. Walter Fredrick Morrison was 90.A 6-year-old boy was
hit in the head by an errant disc thrown from Huntington Beach Central Park's Disc Golf Course, prompting his mother to file a formal compla ... More >>
Spent most of last week in Dallas, where I only had to eat once to match my needed calories for the week by gorging on a chicken-fried steak (my Facebook status update after the momentous event: "Gustavo Arellano ate chicken-fried steak in Dallas yesterday. Mmm...breaded-beef-smothered-in-gravy-on-t ... More >>
Our cover story "Rock Angel: Garden Grove filmmaker David Di Sabatino is drawn to charismatic but damaged Christians. But nothing prepared him for Larry Norman" tells the story of the torture the director of Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher experienced making his follow-up documentar ... More >>
Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed by all the protests gay-marriage advocates are holding outside Mormon temples. Yeah, the Latter-Day Saints hierarchy urged their faithful to donate millions of dollars to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign, but Mormonism has always been upfront in their homo-hating-- ... More >>
Halloween Swingthing, 8 p.m.
Contests, dance workshops and open dancing, featuring the dancers from "30 Seconds Of Fame" and "Star Search" finalists, Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann.
Irvine Hyatt Regency
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614
420 Band, 9 p.m.
Toke up and groove dow ... More >>
OC MUSIC AWARDS, 3/29 8 p.m.
2200 E Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806
THE BLACK KEYS, 3/30 7 p.m.
This band fucking rocks. Be there. $20
200 W. Second St. Pomona, CA 91766
DINNER AND LANTERN-LIT TOUR WITH EGYPTOLOGIST KARA COONEY, 3/3 ... More >>