• Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Bryan Larsen Says He Was Assaulted on Bike But Cops Wonder if He's Partly to Blame: Video

    Semi-professional bicyclist Bryan Larsen drew a lot of attention for YouTube video he posted of being "assaulted" by bottles flung by a lass in a pickup that passed his bike on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. But the resulting criminal case has been kicked back by prosecutors to Orange County s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Gin-Gin Mule at Orange Hill, Our Drink of the Week!

    Being one of a few restaurants in OC that's perched on a high-enough mound of earth, Orange Hill is still, after all these years, making a killing on that view. The valet is still mandatory and if you eat at the actual restaurant, it's going to cost you about $40 for a 14-ounce New York steak and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Mountain Dew Baja Blast Available In Stores Starting May 5

    Alright everyone, I know some of you really, reallllly like Mountain Dew Baja Blast, the (until now) exclusive Taco Bell Flavor of Mountain Dew. Well, I've got some good news for you: You don't have to mix blue Gatorade with anything anymore because starting May 5, you'll be able to buy Baja Blast i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Fitz and the Tantrums Sweat it Out

    We were all melting like popsicles from the heat on Sunday at Coachella last weekend, but that didn't stop festival goers from checking out bands performing under the beating sun. Before hitting the main stage, we talked to band Fitz and the Tantrums about their festival experiences, the sweaty wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    The OCeeker: Tustin Meadows Ward and Hot Mormon Mommas, Flawed Characters

    The OCeeker is not a well-endowed man. At least when it comes to sporting the sacred underwear into which members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints slip during the "Mormon Endowment", a purification and pledge ritual where Mormons dedicate themselves to the service of Heavenly Fath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    On the Line: Bob Brown of Spudrunners, Part One

    Bob ran late for our interview, so I did the next best thing: Grill his team. Ben, Daniel and Justin were more than happy to share stories between orders. Like this one time, when their Spudrunners luxe lonchera's engine fell out while Daniel drove up the 57. Bob pushed it with his Kia rental, and t ... More >>

  • Food

    February 23, 2012

    Ramen Yamadaya Offers Oink Noodle

    The first OC restaurant of this LA titan simmers the piggiest soup in Costa Mesa

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    No Irvine Stop for Kings of Leon

    [Mental Notes] Band suffering from more than exhaustion, and WonderCon may leave SF

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour--No Irvine Show in September

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCaleb Followill at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine during healthier days​Kings of Leon just canceled their entire U.S. summer tour in the wake of a Dallas show on Friday that was cut short after lead singer Caleb Followill left the stage to vomit, Rolling Stone repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show and Your Favorite Friends and Neighbors

    ​The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show this week pulls from the collection of online tubes and chutes examples of the finest folks who call this region home.We're talking cheatin' radiomen, Mexican trailer trash, Costa Mesa flashers, surgically frightening Midwest transplants and Newport Beach f ... More >>

  • Food

    September 9, 2010

    Puffy the Magic Taco

    [Hole In the Wall] Arturo's Puffy Tacos may be in Whittier, but La Habra loves it all the same

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: Poonjiaji's Chaat House Bhel Puri

    Edwin Goei​Name: Poonjiaji's Chaat House Bhel Puri Origin: India Found at: Radhika Sweets and Spices, Tustin Cost: $2.99

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Will Pete Carroll and Matt Barkley Prove Critics Wrong?

    USC starting quarterback Matt Barkley hopes to flash the victory sign a lot in the years ahead. Pete Carroll's stunning announcement that the pride of Mater Dei High Matt Barkley will become the first freshman to enter the season as the starting quarterback for Southern Cal's living legend c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Tiger Woods Wants to Hook Kids on Gatorade

    Am I the only one who thinks Cypress boy Tiger Woods' latest corporate gig below goes too far? Sure, Gatorade is good for people who strenuously work out, but whatever happened to a water hose?

  • Columns

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2008

    Fast Food Reviews: New Mountain Dew Flavors

    As you can see, I'm not fundamentalist in my definition of fast food. All mass-produced snack product is fair game, as perhaps could be noted by the fact that the first one I did involved the Dave & Busters menu. On a late night beer run, I espied a display at the 7-11 with three new kinds of Mount ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    An Open Letter to Mater Dei Quarterback Matt Barkley

    Dear Matt, Congrats on all your success: Gatorade High School Football, Player of the Year (first junior so honored ever), the early commitment to USC, the many prep titles—oops, scratch that last one! And we loved the profile that the New York Times did on you yesterday. We especially were excit ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Lousy Movie

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Spartan laughs to be had in this lackluster parody

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    SoCal Independent Film Festival: Opening Night

    The library certainly isn't quiet tonight. There's a red carpet outside, though nobody's walking on it. There are some surprisingly nice T-shirts for sale. And everyone here is totally approachable – can this really be a film festival? Indeed. It's the opening night of the SoCal Independent Film ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Never Mind the Shit, Here's Coachella

    Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes

  • Columns

    August 17, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Aug. 9 - Aug. 15

  • Film

    July 6, 2006

    Yo-ho, Yo-ho, No Pirate's Life for Me

    Fear and loathing at the Magic Kingdom

  • Features

    March 9, 2006

    Baghdad Boozin'

    Or: Vodka and Vicodin in Iraq

  • Food

    October 6, 2005

    Fast, Hot, Cheap, Delicious

    A & J Restaurant brings northern Chinese food to Irvinelike salted soymilk!

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Bucket of Blood!

    And Liquid Den Insta-Gone

  • Food

    October 31, 2002

    Juiced Up

    A day on Trek

  • Unknown

    September 5, 2002
  • Unknown

    July 18, 2002
  • Food

    June 6, 2002

    How Bazaar

    Come for the Bollywood, stay for the lychee

  • Features

    March 14, 2002
  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Boyles Toil and Trouble

    Is T.C. Boyles literature with a capital L?

  • Features

    September 6, 2001

    Its a Living

    You think your jobs tough? Try being the Ty-D-Bowl Man for Huntington Beach

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Little. Yellow. Different

    Aliso Creek is polluted. Aliso Beach tests clean. No ones sure why

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Wake Me When Its Sexy

    Watching Playboys Sex Court