Once a civil-rights giant, the Santa Ana-based council is struggling with too much work to do and not enough funding
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with the charges and possible punishment for Gregory Thomas Salyer. Update No. 2 has the Marines identifying him as a recently discharged corporal and gunner. Update No. 1 has officials describing the allegedly stolen military artillery devices the sheriff's department say ... More >>
Due to the sequestration cuts, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office in Santa Ana will close next Friday, May 24, and unless funding relief comes it will be closed select Fridays through the end of August. The field office in the federal building at 34 Civic Center Plaza joins HUD offi ... More >>
Back in 2011, we ate our way through aisles and aisles of fresh poke, creatively prepared by local chefs. Poke with mango sorbet, poke with habanero sauce, poke with wasabi avocado mousse, poke with soy truffle vinaigrette, spam poke, tofu poke and salmon poke. It was glorious.
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
We are used to some unique personalities here at On the Line. Phillip Chang was not only cool, but also calm and collected. I dropped by Yogurtland headquarters in Anaheim to understand his driven personality. What I got was a new level of respect for a pioneer in the frozen yogurt industry. Love hi ... More >>
It's rare that we go outside the continental United States for this column, even though Taco Bell does exist worldwide. But maybe all Bells should be considered extensions of the American empire, as even in a remote paradise like Guam (which, of course, is an American territory), people in Taco B ... More >>
This must be bizarre-stories-of-violence-in-fast-food-restaurants month. There was the story about a woman being Tased after line cutting at McDonald's. Earlier this afternoon, Gustavo blogged on the machete attack at a Taco Bell in Guam. Now there's news that a manager at a McDonald's in Austral ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] In this classic list of reader responses, you tell a Mexican!
UPDATE, MARCH 11, 8:14 A.M.: Newport Elementary School has been closed.UPDATE, MARCH 11, 7:46 A.M.: Southern California is now under a tsunami advisory, rather than a warning. Waves could get as high as 7 feet up in the Central Coast, but should be more in the neighborhood of 2 feet on Orange Cou ... More >>
[Best of OC 2010] Yuri Tag's 10 OC Survival Tips
So, I'm a couple paragraphs into this Dan Walters' column on a coalition of education groups filing suit in Alameda County to declare California's public school system unconstitutional when my laptop screen goes dark.I thought I accidentally pulled the plug out of the outlet. Again.Nope, for a sp ... More >>
Wonder if Brownie sent any pedo-priests out here...This past Saturday, after traveling for nearly 24 hours nonstop, Joelle Casteix finally returned home after a week of giving pedophile priests and their apologists hell. The setting wasn't her usual stomping grounds outside any Diocese of Orange ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Take the low road to high-end treatments, for a limited time only
Valentine's Day may have just passed, and people across the globe were given the chance to express their love for those around them, whether it be lover, family, pet or friend. A couple's wedding is possibly one of the most important events of their lives. This celebration of their union is supposed ... More >>
Hungover from Super Bowl Sunday? Us too. (Yes, even those of us who aren't the biggest football nuts by a long shot. . .but when stranded in SFO waiting to head back to John Wayne, there aren't too many entertainment options.) Anyway, we obviously didn't go hog wild on Super Bowl coverage around her ... More >>
SPECIAL HALF-BREED EDICION
Ten years after California legalized medical marijuana, OCs war on cannabis continues
Matt Cunningham's Red County/OC Blog has an interesting post today on legislation backed by Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim) that would require present-day U.S. taxpayers to pay reparations to World War II residents of Guam. It's not that our citizens or soldiers have ever done anything ... More >>
Snakes . . . why did it have to be snakes?
How Howard Hills learned the true meaning of integrity
Onscreen dissent is on campus
Of monuments and memory
Judge Gray pitches a sort-of legalization
Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!