What do you do when you're house is on fire? Throw anything wet you can find on it, including miso soup as was the case in Hawaii last Saturday. Hawaiian man Reuben Prensky woke up to the sound of fire Saturday, finding a plastic sink in flames when he went looking for the source of the noise, acco ... More >>
Our March 6 cover story on LA KISS, the Arena Football League team that is partially owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and will play home games at Anaheim's Honda Center, included this from writer Daniel Kohn: "Leading the squad as quarterback will be Colt Brennan, the former Mater Dei High qu ... More >>
Alexander Payne's new film is a grand slog through Real America
If it's a Friday afternoon, that means it's time for the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830 to give us a scoop on what they'll have on their Saturday morning show. Without further ado, here's producer (and kinda-co-host) Andy Harris with the details!
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've made a list of great sandwiches, even devoted an entire issue of our dead tree edition to notable noodle dishes, but what about rice? We often take it for granted because, well, because it's rice. But rice is essential, rice is good, rice is the giver of life and what makes these next ten dish ... More >>
OC's homegrown empire opens its latest, largest location in Huntington Beach
While not a luxe lonchera, Palm Terrace now has a catering truck, ready to serve parties of five to 500 wherever they can park it (most recently at the OC Fairgrounds). His mom's infamous cooking makes another appearance in this segment as well, but so does Yoda. It'll make more sense once you perus ... More >>
Citing lack of bookings, United Airlines will end flights between Honolulu and John Wayne Airport starting Monday.As one who used to be able to afford air travel to the Islands, I can say we used LAX more often than JWA because the fares were so much cheaper.
Shawn Gole's Huntington Beach restaurant finally gives the Hawaiian standard its full, undivided attention
FacebookCervelli (left) and Bufford.A Honolulu B&B wants to spread the aloha -- as long as it's of the heterosexual sort. Two Long Beach women, Taeko Bufford and Diane Cervelli, are suing Aloha Bed & Breakfast for denying them a room because they are gay. The incident happened i ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI noticed in walking around The District in Tustin last week how deserted the place was. No, not the Costco part or the part where Target and Whole Foods continue to snarl up traffic; but the area around the theater. After the failure of Borders and Chaparosa Grill a few months ago, ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel good movie of the year
Now there's data to back up what our bank accounts have been telling us all along: This place ain't cheap. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released its third-quarter cost of living index, which outlines the most and least expen ... More >>
IHOPFree Spooky Face Pancakes at IHOP today!Halloween edition! TODAY Mitsuwa's Umaimono Gourmet Fair What: Your must-try ramen for the weekend: sesame-flavored tan tan men, and hot and sour sung hon men, both from Gomaichi, a popular Japanese noodle shop in Honolulu. When: Now through ... More >>
Share Our StrengthPsst, got a spare $150 to blow? On May 22nd, 2011, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation®, the charity that hopes to eliminate childhood hunger in our country. And for the price, you will get to eat cuisine prepared by some heavy hitters, two o ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Picking through the shards of the bankrupt televangelism empire.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
The Mexican earlier riffed on the 2010 U.S. Census and African Americans in Orange County. As he mentioned, the number of white people is down here, but the number of people overall is up. The number of brown people is up countywide but down in Santa Ana (which would still have enough Latinos to ... More >>
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 >>
The record-setting QB is in a Hawaii hospital in serious condition.Update, November 22, 11:03 a.m.: Terry Brennan indicated to reporters that his son, Colt, is "heavily sedated" and is "far from being alert." Colt is able to acknowledge that family and doctors are in the room, through hand signals, ... More >>
Edwin GoeiRemember Bistro West and the building they left behind when they shuttered at The District in Tustin? It turns out the restaurant that will take it's place won't be called Pablo McGinty's as some reports out there predicted.
Wikimedia CommonsAndy Irons, 1978-2010Three-time surfing World Champ and legend Andy Irons has passed away at age 32. While the cause of death is still unconfirmed at the moment, Surfer reports that family sources say he passed during a layover flight from Puerto Rico to his home in Kauai, Hawaii ... More >>
Youtube screen captureFrom left: Anderson Cooper (duh), Paul Rolf Jensen, Lt. Col. Terrance LakinPaul 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 >>
No stretch of Orange County freeway winds up on The Daily Beast list of America's 75 worst commutes, but vehicles originating from, destined for or passing through here certainly contribute to three of those bad drives--including the No. 1 place holder.
Star Foreman / OC WeeklyOur Orly Taitz costume is on discount for Black Friday.Yesterday, I gave thanks to birthers, who have provided the Weekly with so much fun material in 2009. So let's check in on them. What's new in the wonderful world of people who don't believe that Barack Obama is an Ame ... More >>
Orly! I know you're reading this. After all, during your speech to the Costa Mesa Republican Assembly last night, while talking about your appearance on the Joy Behar show, you said something like "Joy Behar, who was, as this reporter here Mr. Kornbacher said... well, I won't use those words."Who ... More >>
Oh, television. Last night, comedian and budding political pundit Joy Behar had Orange County's own Orly Taitz on her new HLN show. Whereas past cable news appearances for Taitz have seen our "eligibility" activist in panic mode from the mere few seconds of air time she was given and the decibel lev ... More >>
Photo by HulagwayBoxed in.No Orange County cities cracked the top 10 Meanest Cities list included in a report released today by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless. But Laguna Beach, Santa Ana (by way of Dana Point) and just-beyond-our-re ... More >>
The Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Georgia, reports today that Orly Taitz, the Orange County attorney who reigns as queen bee to the Obama "birther" movement, is representing a "conscientious objector" who refuses to deploy to Iraq*, not because he's a pacifist or because George Bush authorized the in ... More >>
Yesterday, the best investigative reporter in Orange County, R. Scott Moxley, shared something he saw on L.A. Observed that suggested Richard Nixon may have fibbed about his birthplace being the little white framed house that's now a Yorba Linda tourist attraction. That's because Dick's mom to ... More >>
Among those commenting to the extended-play interview with Buena Park Pastor Wiley Drake over his legal action contending Barack Obama was not born in this country and should not be sworn in as president is Linda from Mariposa, who writes:The Certificate of live birth is not a birth certificate--per ... More >>
Just days after the Orange County District Attorney filed murder charges against Felix Abreu, the Santa Ana man who allegedly smashed his car into Arthur Carmona earlier this year, a man wrongfully charged and convicted of burglary a decade ago, another wrongfully convicted inmate from Orange County ... More >>
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 >>
Filmmaker goes looking for her fellow G.L.s
A federal judge has temporarily forbidden the Navy from using high-intensity sonar in war-game exercises off the coast of Hawaii, ruling that environmental groups had provided "considerable convincing scientific evidence that the Navy's use of ... sonar can kill, injure, and disturb many species, in ... More >>
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