The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
While doing my research for Taco USA, I came across a fascinating sub-chapter: presidential encounters with Mexican food. Some of our commanders-in-chief lived for the stuff--Richard Nixon, LBJ, and Bill Clinton, especially. Others helped elevate it in status--Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama come to ... More >>
Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage
A Newport Beach man, who reportedly admitted drinking at a Palm Springs bar before allegedly driving into and killing a Cathedral City woman on a Riverside County roadway, was arrested for the killing over the weekend.James Coley, 49, was held because of what he told police and the fact that he repo ... More >>
Mitt Romney easily won Puerto Rico's Republican presidential primary Sunday, but the bigger news, especially locally, came near the bottom of the ballot."LOOKS [sic] WE BEAT RON PAUL IN TODAY'S PUERTO RICO PRIMARY" reads the Twitter feed from the presidential campaign of Laguna Beach's Fred Karge ... More >>
"One lie I corrected was this big."Timothy Naftali, the George H.W. Bush biographer and respected historian the National Archives chose to run the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda after the disgraced 37th president's loyalists from a private foundation first built and operated the ... More >>
You may have read or heard about Barry H. Landau, who calls himself "America's presidential historian," getting arrested July 9 at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore for allegedly stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln.Did Landau visit our Nixon Presiden ... More >>
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
The only president that matters today...So today is Cinco de Mayo blah blah blah blah. But instead of offering you places to drinko, your humble scribe likes learnin' people stuff, you know, the more arcane the better. So what more-random topic than a quick overview of American presidents and the ... More >>
Fred Karger: spinning himself to the White House?Deep inside the anti-gay Orange County GOP curtain, Fred Karger--a 60-year-old gay Laguna Beach resident, actor and longtime Republican political consultant--has formed an official presidential exploratory committee in hopes of toppling P ... More >>
Gwen Stefani may have left town --along with the rest of No Doubt--after a four-night run in Irvine, but I wonder if she had time to eat the dish named after her at the Anaheim White House while she was in OC.Yes, indeed, Ravioli Gwen Stefani--lobster-filled ravioli with basil on a sauce of ginge ... More >>
Finally, an issue has come along that has united people of all political stripes all over the country: the U.S. Government's refusal to bail out California (at least for now). Most bloggers used today's Washington Post story as a jumping-off point to analyze the development. While they were all over ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times ran an obituary today on Earl Butz, the Secretary of Agriculture under Yorba Linda boy Richard Nixon. Per the obit, "He was forced to resign his Cabinet post in October 1976 after telling an obscene joke that was derogatory to blacks." The Times, in its ever-genteel ways, didn' ... More >>
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In a strange way, it is perhaps somewhat fitting that James Brown and Gerald Ford died within a day of each other, since Brown and Ford had a unique bond. As Brian Koller notes in his ePinions review of the James Brown compilation CD Disc Four: Godfather of Soul (1972-1984), "James Brown was proba ... More >>
The Supreme Court today ruled the Bush administration must do one of those things it is always extremely reluctant to do: obey the law. By a vote of 5-3, the Supremes said the administration can't proceed with its plans to try prisoners at Guantanamo Bay before military tribunals. Writing for the m ... More >>
'Mexicans arent HispanicMexicans are Mexican'
Ren & Stimpys John Kricfalusi really wants you to see his show. R-e-e-e-ally
The Year in Mickey Mouses 75th birthday
Notes from the American Idol Tour
Does alma matter?
He turns 91 this week, so its possible Ronald Reagan cant remember. But Jim Washburn cant forget
Its what George dont
Evaporators front man Nardwuar keeps his past and present mythic
Nixons favorite sex kitten, Mamie Van Doren, flourishes online and off
The Smoking Gun picks copyright fight with panty peddler
Jim Toledano is a married father of two. Now the Democratic leader is ready for a new role: Gay activist
Nixon symps seize on Clinton sex romp as evidence that Dick was a good guy!