Golden Gate Park

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Best and Worst of Outside Lands 2014

    Now in its seventh edition, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival has become a reliable, regular staple on the summer festival calendar. Though it's not quite in the same stratosphere of Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, OSL has its own distinct quirks that reflect its Northern California home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Orange County Great Park Now to Be More Like a Ho-Hum Regional Park

    That Orange County Great Park that would rival Golden Gate Park in San Francisco or Central Park in Manhattan? You know, the nature and multi-use park ringed by housing that Irvine and South County forces convinced a majority of county voters in 2002 was preferable to a new 24-hour, international a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Young the Giant is "65-70 percent" Finished With Their Next Album

    Young the Giant was in a perilous situation before their 3:40 p.m. set this past Saturday at Outside Lands. Their early morning flight from Vancouver (where they played at the Squamish Valley Music Festival the night before) was delayed three hours and the probability of weaving their way through Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Outside Lands 2013 Full Lineup Announced

    The single day lineup for Outside Lands 2013 was announced today. Taking place at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from August 9 - 11, the bill is topped by Paul McCartney on Friday, Nine Inch Nails on Saturday and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday. Other highlights include Pretty Lights, The Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Metallica at Outside Lands: The Five Best Parts of the Band's Fiery San Francisco Show

    METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2012

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Outside Lands Festival, 8/10/12

    The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, vaguely threatening, and thoroughly aged. Not old as in frail, but vene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Orange County Great Park Gets a $1.4 Billion Puncture in its Balloon

    A court in Sacramento today denied the city of Irvine's temporary restraining order request that would prevent the state of California from seizing Orange County Great Park funds. It's part of the city's lawsuit against the state Department of Finance, which has ruled the Great Park is not entitled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Marcus Herrera, Santa Ana 23-year-old, Held for Murder by Skateboard in Golden Gate Park

    A Santa Ana 23-year-old has been arrested for the murder of a man who was whacked on the back of his head with a skateboard while he was sitting on a bench in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park last Friday evening. Marcus Herrera, who is also accused of stealing the wallet of Robert Musial, 55, was ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    New Monsoon's Jeff Miller: If You Come to See Us, You're Part of Our Family'

    ​The jam band New Monsoon originated in San Francisco and garnered much attention after their music hit the streets. Founded by Bo Carper and Jeff Miller in the late '90s, the band is still going strong and currently in the process of releasing new songs. It is difficult to describe New Monsoon's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Naming the Orange County Great Park After Ronald Reagan Gets Scholarly Stamps of Approval

    ​A 25-year-old law has presented a snag in getting a statue of Ronald Reagan erected in a Newport Beach park. But who needs a statue when you can have an entire park named in your honor? And not just any park, but the Orange County Great Park, which has been billed as the first great municipal par ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011

    Welcome to the Ronald Reagan Great Park

    EXCLUSIVE! Super-secret plans are afoot to name Orange County's largest public-works project after the Great Communicator

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Social D Performing At Outside Lands

    MySpace / Julia Zave​Look who's performing at  San Francisco's answer to Coachella! Aside from beloved locals Social Distortion, the Outside Lands fest, is going all jammy by hosting the Grateful Dead. For the first time in almost 20 years, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are playing the Golden Gate P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Agran Makes His Moves at Great Park

    Photo by Christopher VictorioA familiar role for Larry Agran on Wednesday: moving chess pieces at the Great Park. ​When Great Park Corp. board members several months ago were chewing the fat at one of their monthly board meetings at Irvine City Hall, chairman Larry Agran mentioned how he envisione ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Agran Wants Your Federal Dollars for Great Park

    During his fourth annual State of the Great Park address today at Irvine City Hall, Orange County Great Park Corp. board chairman Larry Agran said federal stimulus funds from the Obama administration are being sought to help pay for $61 million worth of construction beginning there this year.Near th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Will Obama's Stimulus Plan Help Make the OC Great Park a Reality?

    Calling the action "momentous," the Great Park Corp. Board of Directors voted unanimously today to recommend the Irvine City Council adopt the Great Park Design Studio's Comprehensive Park Plan, the final planning piece required before the building phase can begin--as soon as March 20--on the ambiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Pin the $285,560 on the Non-Fundraising Fundraiser

    Steven Choi: unsatisfied Down four members, the Orange County Great Park Corporation Board of Directors voted 4-1 today to recommend the Irvine City Council spend $285,560 for a private fundraising consultant. That's for one year, and the chosen firm is not expected to actually raise any funds dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Radiohead's N. American Tour Dates Announced

    Closest the British mope-rock kings come to OC is a two-date run at Hollywood Bowl, Aug. 24 and 25. Pre-sale tix are available April 9 and general on-sale April 12. Grizzly Bear support Aug. 3-15, Liars Aug. 19-28. Radiohead have good taste. August 1 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL August 3 - Verizo ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Trent Lapinski

    The social critic shares some of his favorite things

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Un-Made in Mexico

    Sex, drugs and the American flag: The true tale of an Orange County family

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    After After After

    On getting out alive of the MC5

  • News

    January 1, 2004
  • Features

    October 23, 2003

    The Last Bear

    Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Measure WHY?

    Is Measure W already dead? Was it ever supposed to succeed?

  • Unknown

    September 6, 2001

    Dick Nixons Revenge

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 146

  • Columns

    August 23, 2001
  • News

    August 16, 2001

    No Guarantees

    Airport supporter offers opponents free advice on the Great Park

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    A Silva Foot in His Mouth

    Jim Silva, live and unplugged in Newport

  • Features

    October 28, 1999