• Calendar

    September 12, 2013
  • Food

    August 22, 2013

    Yogis Teriyaki House: Gospel of the Bowl

    [Hole In the Wall] This Tustin restaurant keeps it simple with teriyaki bowls

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Top Five Most Expensive Band T-Shirts Listed on Etsy

    First, consider yourself lucky If you own one of the following t-shirts; then consider listing it on Etsy. These sellers are hoping to fetch up to $3,200 for their rare band tees. Would you pay that price to own one a piece of tour history?

  • Food

    June 27, 2013

    James Republic Counts Down the Days

    This Courtyard By Marriott restaurant is not a clothing brand, but rather one of Long Beach's best new eateries

  • Calendar

    June 27, 2013

    Judah Friedlander

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Former Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown Vouched For a Pedo-Priest Who Went on to Molest Kids in Salinas

    Wow, the pathetic legacy of former Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown just keeps getting pathetic-er and pathetic-er-er. The Weekly has obtained a copy of a letter that His Excellency wrote back when he was merely His Stupidity, when Brownie was a Reverend Monsignor at the Diocese of Monterey dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    10 Great Chicken Dishes in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    McDonald's Plan: Put Out More "Limited-Time Offers"

    Perhaps taking its cue from the success of the McRib and Shamrock Shakes, McDonald's has announced that its new strategy will involve more limited-time offers.Last year the Golden Arches offered a total of 8 limited-time specials including Asian Chicken Salad, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasant weather at Coachella. Here are our writers' picks for their least favorite things from the festival's second weekend.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Shuji's Top Five Restaurants for 2011

    ProfessorSalt.comTacos & Carnitas Sahuayo​It's the time of year again when I select a short list of five favorite restaurants. I love places with a tiny menu, tightly focused on producing one thing or variations on the thing at which they excel. Often, that specialist is an ethnic hole-in-the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Fruit Flies Back in OC to Bedevil Jerry Brown

    ​The bane of Jerry Brown's first go-round as governor is back.It's a teeny-weeny, eensy-weensy fruit fly. Actually, it's two of them, found in Westminster earlier this month. They join two more trapped in the Anaheim-Yorba Linda area near the end of June and start of July.How can four fruit flies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Five Foods That Taste Better Processed

    Flickr user xiaming​I love fresh food. I love cooking from whole ingredients. I go slightly insane when I can't have plenty of fresh vegetables with my meals, and I live in Southern California, where we have a year-round growing season and farmers markets that make even people from other produce-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Proof of Barack Obama's Hawaiian Birth Is Found! Is NOT! Is TOO!

    ​From the Department of Nothing Important Will Ever Get Done in This Country Because All Sides Cannot Agree on the Facts comes the latest word from Hawaii's new Governor Neil Abercrombie on President Barack Obama's birth in the Aloha State. Those who discount Orly Taitz and fellow birthers as nu ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Wave of the Future

    Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Roy's Fall Prixe Fixe Menu

    Courtesy of Roy's...​It was 98 F'in degrees out last week. Welcome to "autumn." There's no chilly nip in the air, no smell of fallen leaves, no sense of the coming snowboard season. On a day like this, my thoughts don't turn to spiced cider and pumpkin pie. I'm thinking of sitting under the shade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Chapman Constitutional Scholar Rebuffs Orly Taitz's Overtures

    ​Professor Ronald Rotunda of Orange's Chapman University School of Law scored some publicity at the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan when he showed up while wearing a natty bow tie and jacket. He may seem to be of another era, but he's definitely plugged into new technologies--so mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Meet Orange County's Other Fact-Challenged, Media-Loving Birther Lawyer

    Youtube screen captureFrom left: Anderson Cooper (duh), Paul Rolf Jensen, Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin​Paul Rolf Jensen issued a press release last year in which he called himself a "leading Orange County, California trial lawyer." His personal-injury law firm is based in Costa Mesa.On Friday, CNN anch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2010

    "BoardHeads" Meet Homeboys in HB

    A homeboy shares the stoke in BoardHeads.​Homeboy Industries, whose mission is to take former gang members off the streets and show them there is more to life than gang-bangin', brought young men and women from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach last summer for surf lessons.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Shave Ice Truck to Hit the Streets of OC

    Before you jump in, no, it is not "shaved ice". Shave ice is the Hawaiian answer to a raspado, with some differences--and if you've never had one, you'll get your chance in early May when the Tropical Shave Ice truck hits the mean streets of OC and starts vending their ono kine grindz.geishabot @ fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Winter!

    Flickr user Mikebaird​Perhaps winter arrived a couple of weeks ago, but this week seems to have marked the true beginning of the season for surfers and snowboarders of California's South Coast. The usual big swell of early December showed up like clockwork, albeit in diminished proportions since i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Andrew Zimmern Hates SPAM...and Five Other Irrational (And Not So Irrational) Food Aversions I've Observed in People Around Me

    Photo Courtesy Travel Channel​During the SPAM musubi segment of what I would've expected to be the most innocuous part on the Hawaii episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, the bald and doughy Travel Channel personality admitted something that threw me in for a loop: He can't stand SPAM. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    CNN's Rick Sanchez, Guests, Viewers vs. Obama Birther Wingnuts Rick Sanchez: Tonight's top non-story...CNN's Rick Sanchez aired a story around noon Pacific time on what he characterized as a non-story: the growing "birthers" movement that claims President Barack Hussein Obama was not born in the U.S. and is, thus, constitutionally unqualified to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Navel Gazing: The Avis of Journalistic Blogs in the West

    Dear readers, prepare to withstand some navel gazing about Navel Gazing, the OC Weekly staff news blog: It has won second-place honors from Best of the West, which was founded in 1987 to promote freedom of information and reward journalistic excellence, mainly through its contest for newspapers and ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • News

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    To Do Tonight 3/18

    Chris Williams Sextet, 8 p.m. See award-winning jazz vocalist Chris Williams perform at the prestigious Steamers Jazz Cafe. Steamers 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA, 92832 (714) 871-8800 Comedy Juice, 8 p.m. One of the most famous comedy shows in the country is now in Brea! Comedy Juice fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VIII

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Accidents Will Rappin'

    How Sparrow Love Crew became the indie rocker's Jurassic 5

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    The Aloha-ha Spirit

    Pepper’s Reggae Rock Brings Much-Needed Levity to the Warped Tour

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    CD Review

    Jason Holstrom, The Thieves of Kailua (Mill Pond)

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Yacht 'Cha!

    Not-too-early morning brought the start of the TransPacific yacht race to Honolulu, complete with free continental breakfast and pretty girls wearing leather knee-high riding boots (to a yacht race? I think we’re mixing our upper-class leisure events here, aren’t we?). Throw in Long Beach Mayo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Hear The Earth Move

    Via the excellent BLDGBLOG: German artist Florian Dombois translates the subaudible sound of plate tectonics into something the human ear can hear, revealing unique geological characteristics of brewing earthquakes around the planet. Says Dombois: Usually seismic waves have a frequency spectrum bel ... More >>

  • Film

    March 23, 2006
  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Memorial Daze

    A military transport plane crash 40 years ago killed 83 people. Steve Bedunah
    says hes No. 84

  • Culture

    May 19, 2005

    Art for Arts Sake

    Graffiti is the real deal

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Hawaii Calling

    Go on, pick up

  • Food

    April 7, 2005
  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Dem Hopes

    The profound enjoyment of punching ourselves in the face

  • Columns

    September 23, 2004
  • Food

    September 2, 2004
  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    Surfs Way Up

    Riding Giants puts the history of big-wave riding on the big screen

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    Hang Tension

    Peralta Swaps Boards For Riding Giants

  • Features

    April 1, 2004

    This Space For Rent

    Published in the swingin 70s, this tome told us what to say on our tees

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Time for a Plan B

    Do you have your morning-after pill?

  • Columns

    May 1, 2003
  • Food

    February 6, 2003

    A Big, Hairy, Nutty Root!

    Youngs Polynesian Produce Paradise brings you taro

  • Film

    June 7, 2001

    Bombs Away!

    Revising history in Pearl Harbor

  • Food

    May 17, 2001

    Fear Not, Haole!

    Nothing packs the gut like tender Spam!

  • Features

    June 1, 2000
  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Fast Train Comin'

    Havolina Rail Co. are so stupefyingly good you'd swear they were from Austin!

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