Garden Grove cops looking for drunken drivers will be more prevalent this holiday season than Santa Claus (and Justin Timberlake) soliciting donations on sidewalks. To that end, the first of six--count 'em--six DUI checkpoints in December will be staged Saturday night "at an undisclosed location wi ... More >>
A Brinks Armored Car company guard spent Christmas Eve 2011 threatening a Harbor Boulevard prostitute in Santa Ana with a Taser, tying her up, raping her and later telling a detective, "I did tie her up. I want to man up. I've been carrying this around with me."That was revealed in Orange County Sup ... More >>
Showtime-era Lakers starts Jamaal Wilkes and Norm Nixon are scheduled to come to Buena Park tonight to help give Christmas gifts to homeless children. But, given the state of the Los Angeles Lakers these days, perhaps convincing "Silk" and "Stormin' Norman" to suit up and rejoin their old team would ... More >>
The multi-agency "Avoid the 38" Anti-DUI Task Force has released its winter schedule, which includes DUI checkpoints from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in Seal Beach, Laguna Hills and Los Alamitos.Exact intersections were not revealed.
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Over 7,000 marshmallows. As a holiday window display. Requiroing hours of work, a keen eye, and lots of hot glue. That's what the industrious crew at Roadkill Ranch have gifted Fullerton this holiday season--take THAT, gingerbread house! Owner Robert and Julie Rasmussen, pride themselves on decorati ... More >>
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Despite today's blog posts from yours truly, not all stories from the long holiday layover involved homeless men being fatally stabbed, Christmastime murder-suicides or New Year's Eve party stabbings. Take the inspiring tale of U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Evans. Six years ago, the Long Beach man was jo ... More >>
The holidays are definitely at Disneyland Resort, and I stopped into the park Friday to take in the sights.Luckily for you, I also captured a bunch of said sights with my camera and then turned them into two slideshows for you: one showing the holiday decorations, the other showing the holiday tr ... More >>
pbs.orgSixty years ago, folk balladeer Woody Guthrie penned "1913 Massacre," a solemn song about a Christmas Eve tragedy in Michigan. The recording, much like the labor history behind it, is not as well known as it deserves to be. Hoping to bring both to greater attention, filmmakers inspired by ... More >>
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If you suffer from autism, migraines, hyperactivity or epileptic seizures, you should probably avoid a certain Fountain Valley house this holiday season. Installed by Devers Dream Works, the display features 54,020 flashing LED lights.
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10-time All-Star and 2011 NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki has often evaded the limelight, preferring to be low-key during most of his media spots. The usually stoic Dallas Maverick, however, isn't one to be always serious. After his team was eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in 2007, he told Der Sp ... More >>
KTLA-TVThe suspected doorstep gift snatcher.For some, the holiday season is a time for giving. For others, it's all about receiving. For 42-year-old Melanie Kathleen Astin, it's about stealing the shit she can't afford from well-to-do folks in Newport Beach.After a series of unexplained package t ... More >>
Myspace.comHuntington Beach folk-pop lovelies Honeypie tackle the totally un-PC Christmas classic "Santa Baby" with understated aplomb. The recording is spare, just Trisha Smith's girlish vocals and Ryan Radcliff's reverb-soaked guitar picking. It may not be an earth-shattering rendition (Cynthia ... More >>
Courtesy of Ryan Cox...We'll just leave this here.One of our Advertising Account Executives Ryan Cox has taken it upon himself this holiday season to perfect the Human Centipede cookie. We think he did a pretty good job. (Have no idea what this is referring to? Click here... but please don't if y ... More >>
Christmas is coming, and crafting for the holidays is in full swing! If you're looking to learn how to make something special for your friends or family for this holiday season, it's high time you checked out the craft classes taking place near you to get you started. Thankfully, a huge chunk of lis ... More >>
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You might remember Weezer's endorsement of the Snuggie during their live concerts. This was the obvious next step to take. Christmas shopping: DONE--everybody gets a backwardsass robe!
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Malibu Kennel Club Dog Show
Santa Claus conquers martians, tramples Christmas spirit. Yay!