UPDATE NO. 3, OCT. 24, 8:50 A.M.: Readers have asked if a fund has been established to contribute to Ximena Meza's funeral expenses. There is one now, thanks to slain 9-year-old's aunt, and it has raised nearly $8,000 toward its $10,000 goal in less than a day.
Interested in out 100 Favorite Dishes of 2014, but didn't want to click through each one? Do you only want to see the restaurants near your house or office? Well, have I got the thing for you. I made you a Google map of every single entry in this year's 100 Favorites. You can click around, search fo ... More >>
Huell Howser won't be there (except, perhaps, in spirit), but the "stars" the host-producer interviewed at restaurants, landmarks and other interesting California places have been invited to attend when Chapman University in Orange opens its Huell Howser collections to the public Friday. Like the vi ... More >>
I just returned from an awesome trip to Japan, home of sakura blossoms, crazy vending machines, maid cafes, kawaii adorableness, Pocky and ramen--so much ramen. I slurped my weight in noodly goodness. Oh, pork broth and soft-boiled soy sauce egg, how I love thee. The most unique ramen experienc ... More >>
Last time we checked in with Joseph Fletcher, the longtime attorney for SanTana was run out of town with a golden parachute. Well, the pendejo landed in Menifee, which I think is more Calimesa than Colton in the Inland Empire galaxy, as Methifee's interim city attorney--and, of course, he's getti ... More >>
anaheimwhitehouse.comCurrently owned by a CNN Top 10 Hero, built in 1909, has mysterious blue lights and chandeliers that spin for no reason.Sometimes they're friendly ghosts and sometimes they're not-so-friendly ghosts, but these five Orange County food spots (which includes one supermarket) all ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 8, 9:56 A.M.: As Dick Cheney was lauding his profound role in Bush administration wars on terror, the Geneva Convention and the U.S. Constitution before a polite Nixon Library crowd Wednesday evening, he was "arrested."Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans rose from her chair in the East ... More >>
Anaheim Police believe a man in his 40s was sitting in a vehicle in the east alley of the 1300 block of North Lawrence Avenue around 6 p.m. Saturday when he was shot to death.He has not been identified pending notification on next of kin.
If you're not from Newport Beach or a KDOC-TV Channel 56 viewer from back in the days when Wally George ruled supreme and she hosted a cooking show with the late RV king John Crean, you probably don't know who Barbara Venezia is. She's a nice woman, fierce defender of Newport Beach, charity maven ... More >>
Anaheim police received a call about a man who had been shot at Julianna Park around 10 Monday night.Officers arrived to find him suffering from a single gunshot wound. The yet-to-be-identified man was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m.
So news is going all around that Yelp added "Hipster" to its possible categories for a location's ambiance (which spelling is correct again?), and the first reaction that came to my mind is "redundant." Isn't Yelp the epitome of hipsterdom, of a sea of shallow reactions and It buzz, with the crea ... More >>
Image from Google Maps Gustavo told me recently he heard news that Carl's Jr. opened its first franchise in Indonesia this month. And then on the same day, in a sort of bizarre cosmic coincidence, I got word a new Indonesian grocery store opened in Fullerton. In a bit of food quid pro quo, OC ... More >>
UPDATE: More details on tonight's celebratory rally (see end of post) . . .In a landmark case, Proposition 8, the 2008 California voter initiative that outlawed gay marriage, was overturned. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco ruled that the voter initiative is unconstitution ... More >>
Flickr User burkeshire 1The last 24 hours have wrought havoc on the Kingdom Plantae, that is, at least in the oh-too-ironically-named town of Lake Forest.
Dave LiebermanAs I was driving home from work one day recently, I saw a tiny sign on an empty storefront next to the 7-Eleven at Garden Grove and Lewis St., near the tri-city border of Orange, Garden Grove and Santa Ana. "Umami," it said, which piqued my interest due to the burger chain of the sa ... More >>
Photo by Eric ZassenhausThe perfect storm of California law allowing for medical marijuana collectives and local government crackdowns on storefront cannabis clubs has created the "explosive growth" of unregulated pot couriers.The Center for Investigative Journalism's nonprofit California Watch e ... More >>
The website If It Was My Home allows anyone to personalize the magnitude of the British Petroleum (BO) Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill--also known as "the greatest environmental disaster in United States history."The site opens with a map superimposing the shape of the spill as of t ... More >>
Dash Jacket are in there somewhere. Maybe.Checked out the Monday night acoustic shows at Blue Laguna in Laguna Beach last night. Well, they're supposed to be acoustic, at least, but like everything in life, things don't always work out the way you've planned.
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Big Google's watching you, OC: Adios, privacy. Google's added a "street view" function to Google Maps that has LA covered, as well as bits of the following parts of OC: Anaheim, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. Long Beach is on it, too. No deal, Disney: Talks have reportedly ended ... More >>