Hello Kitty

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Hello Kitty Food Truck In Irvine NEXT WEEK!

    Dim sum at Capital Seafood and soju key lime margaritas from Urban Seoul 2.0 are a couple of reasons why we visit the Irvine Spectrum. Yet the one you should get excited about this month involves a cat little girl. We broke the news earlier this month about the creation of the first Hello Kitty Caf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Hello Kitty Cafe Coming to Orange County!

    As a little girl, Hello Kitty was the epitome of cool. I'd purchase pastel pens and pencils, gum that (maybe) lasted 20 minutes and collect all the trinkets they'd tape to our bags. Back in 2010 was my first sighting of a Hello Kitty mobile of sorts: they didn't carry food yet, but I scored a coin p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Hey Rocky, Watch Me Pull a Cell Phone Off of a Porch

    Since not everyone who wears a Game of Thrones tee is a poisonous royal and not everyone who wears a Scarface tee is a murderous cocaine dealer and not everyone who wears a Hello Kitty tee is a kitty, it stands to reason that it is perfectly acceptable that the ... cough-cough ... physical specimen ... More >>

  • Food

    June 12, 2014

    Where to Buy Ice Cream in OC this Summer

    Sprinkles, Frozen Cow Creamery and other ice cream places to explore and get headaches at this summer

  • News

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Rave Fashion Is a Mess These Days

    By: Mary Grace Cerni Anyone who's been to giant electronic dance music parties knows that "rave fashion" is something of an oxymoron. Traditionally, raves are a space people can be free to wear whatever they want. That's great! Except, not really, because it makes horrible fashion mistakes accepta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Tasha Tells All...On How to Prep for a Porno Shoot!

    Every Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thoughts on life, sex, politics and everything in between. Today, Tasha weighs in on how she preps for a day shooting porn. Enjoy! How to Prep for a Porno Shoot By Tasha Reign Lots of people ask how I do what I do and what I have to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: Ten Best Inflatable Animals, Blow-Up Dolls, and Other Party Props

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Sure, they're inflatable. But try explaining that to someone rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Violating Hello Kitty & Disney Mice Costs Anaheim Business Owners $80,000

    Two people tied to an Anaheim business must pay nearly $80,000 for violating copyright protections on Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse products, OC Weekly has learned.A federal judge inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana this month determined that Carlos Rocca and Roxana ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 3, 2013

    Unsubscribe Me

    [Hey, You!] 'Tis the season to take me off your email blast

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012

    Hello Kitty: Forever Kitty

    [Trendzilla] Onch Movement teams up with Forever21 to reinvent Sanrio's iconic feline

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The Five Best Food Categories For Control Freaks

    We thought it was just us-- the satisfaction felt after explaining exactly how our entree should be prepared. It's the Sally Albright syndrome. Although we quickly learned that if you don't like the selection, order something else. Changing a chef's interpretation of a dish means you've messed with ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 16, 2012

    F+ Gallery and the Art of Noise

    'Off the Record' features music-inspired artwork that sometimes sings, sometimes is out of tune

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    What Next, Anaheim?

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesLess than two weeks after Anaheim police shot and killed unarmed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz, it's starting to look (from the outside at least) as if the resulting wave of civic anger unleashed on the neighborhoods north of Disneyland has subsided. Whil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    [UPDATED: It's Tomorrow!] Yogurtland and Sanrio Team Up Again To Launch All-New Merch

    UPDATE: The collab hits stores tomorrow, July 10! Get ready to start spooning. ORIGINAL POST: New spoons! New cups! New pictures of yourself holding said spoons and cups to post on Facebook! The cat is back--Hello Kitty, that is. From July 10 through Labor Day weekend, the famous feline an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    On the Line: Phillip Chang of Yogurtland, Part Three

    Our interview with Yogurtland's founder comes and goes as quickly as a swirly cup of deliciousness. As if he isn't busy enough, Phillip has big plans for the team: They're moving! Leaving the home of ducks, angels and mice, the fro-yo headquarters is headed south to (drum roll, please) . . . . Irvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Five Great Japanese White Bread Torture Devices

    Edwin Goei​ Who says white bread has to be synonymous with boring? The following are five Japanese inventions that crimp, pleat and grate slices of white into crustless, undeniably cute shapes worthy of Hello Kitty. What more interesting than the fact that these devices exist is that the local br ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 3, 2011

    Hello Kitty Is 37!

    [Trendzilla] Tokidoki and Nooka collaborate with our favorite kittenpants for her birthday

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video

    ​Clearly inspired by classic gaming, artist Mike Scott animated the music video for the South African band Goldfish's song, "We Come Together." The video is saturated from beginning to end with video game and nerdy pop-culture references, and it's difficult to find a frame of animation that doesn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Cuteness in a Cup: Yogurtland Partners with Sanrio 

    Fr​o-yo fans, prepare to fight off a swarm of kawaii lovers for your next cup of self-serve frozen goodness.Anaheim-based Yogurtland is collaborating with cuteness empire Sanrio, stocking its 130 locations with spoons, cups and collectibles featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Keroppi and Chococat.

  • News

    July 7, 2011

    Into the Emerald Triangle

    Travels with OC potrepreneur B. Lucky to California's marijuana breadbasket

  • Culture

    June 9, 2011

    Atlas Studio Gives You Manicures

    [Trendzilla] Costa Mesa shop does the most overly kawaii things you'll ever see

  • Culture

    April 7, 2011

    Vans Goes Off the Wall and Onto Your Feet

    [Trendzilla] Featuring new collaborations this summer with Jesse Jo, Helly Kitty and APC, the OC stalwart remains relevant

  • Culture

    January 13, 2011

    Sephora Offers More Hello Kitty

    [Trendzilla] Lip balm, nail lacquer and more for those of you hopelessly obsessed with the mouthless cat

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    DREAM Act Supporters Keep Fighting

    From Santa Ana to Texas to Capitol Hill, OC residents prove among the most prominent advocates of the DREAM Act

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    The Sex Offender Forecast: Fair

    Six sex offenders tracked with global positioning system devices were arrested at the last Orange County Fair, surpassing the four arrested at the most recent Los Angeles County Fair and accounting for a large share of 17 such arrests statewide.Which just goes to prove my theory . . .

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Nitzer Ebb at the Galaxy Theater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Nitzer EbbNovember 6, 2010Galaxy TheaterNitzer Ebb is back. After a 15 year recording hiatus, Nitzer Ebb is touring in support of their latest album Industrial Complex. The jagged synthesizers of "Getting Closer" started to churn as a steady drum beat quickly followed step ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 28, 2010

    Sanrio Trucks Its Kawaii to Tustin

    [Trendzilla] The Small Gift Mobile Pop-Up Shop Tour brings the awesomely cute to OC

  • Culture

    July 22, 2010

    Rodarte's Mexican Muddle

    [Trendzilla] Murder still isn't cute, even when it's art

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Craigslist Strippers Work Theft and Pepper Spray Into Their Bachelor Party Gig

    ​Like soon-to-be best men throughout the land, a Huntington Beach man pulled up the adult services page on Craigslist, hit the w4m tab and started scanning the listings for a bachelor party stripper.Hell, he thought, at these prices we can get two!As arranged, the "exotic dancers" showed up at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Seoul Milk Enfant Banana & Strawberry Flavored Milk

    Edwin Goei​Name: Enfant Banana & Strawberry Flavored Milk Origin: South Korea Found at: Freshia, Tustin Cost: $0.99

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Flickr user DebbieDoesCakesSteak cakes aren't the only thing you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It. Sink your teeth into more juicy food news after the jump!

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Hello Kitty Wine Coming to Newps Next Week

    Quick, what's feline, Japanese, annoying and coming soon to a wine label near you?Did you guess Hello Kitty?Wine Lab Newport​

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Three Apples Reception Saturday Night

    Tomorrow night marks the artist party for the Three Apples Hello Kitty Themed art show on exhibit at Royal T through November 15. There's lots of reasons to check this reception out - goodie bags to the first 100 visitors, live group paintings being created as you watch, photo ops with Hello Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: LiskFest @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine

    Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008 Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer. Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Rock the Runway

    The Art Institute is seriously starting to become my favorite place to visit in Santa Ana - every time I'm there for some event or other I wonder why my USC education couldn't have had the kind of cool events these folks seem to put on on a regular basis. Rock the Runway, this past Saturday, was a f ... More >>

  • Food

    July 5, 2007

    Building a Better Berry

    Pinkberry may be coming to town, but Yogurtland is already OCs fro-yo on the go