• Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Unitarian Universalists Hold Daylong Fast in Brea For Immigration Reform

    A group of seven Unitarian Universalists staged a 24-hour hunger fast in downtown Brea in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The protest, which ended at noon today, featured the placement of fasting tents outside the office of Republican Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton). Activists also c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Health Complaints Allege Icky Ice Machines and Gross Drinking Glasses at Irvine Embassy Suites

    The Embassy Suites in Irvine boasts plenty of accommodations for its guests, including luxurious bedding and spacious quarters. They don't make a sales pitch to travelers looking for a place to stay with ice machines that have an oozing, moldy yellow pus encrusted around the chute or glasses that ma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2012
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    October 28, 2010

    Volume 1: The First Halloween

    The Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Hotel Site's Connection to Boom Boom Room to be Preserved

    ​We told you here that even though the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May approved a plan to build a garage where part of the Boom Boom Room once stood, officials were still concerned that nothing concrete was included on the future boutique hotel site to pay homage to the legendary gay night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    OC Phenomeon Blamed for Ritz-Carlton Las Vegas Closure

    Dealer goes bust!​The 338-room Ritz-Carlton Las Vegas opened in 2003 in then-fast-growing South Nevada community of Lake Las Vegas, 17 miles from the Strip. The AAA Five Diamond, Mediterranean-styled, $170 million hotel boasts vine-covered trellises and balconies, balustrades, shaded loggias and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    New Hotel And Restaurant/Bar Opening Soon in Long Beach

    ​The AVIA is set to open on Bay Street on either August 6 or 7. The fact that the date isn't yet set in stone hints that preparations are down to the wire, so we wish them well in putting the finishes touches to the property.We're intrigued about this new hotel and, in particular, its restaurant a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Swanky St. Regis Resort Could Go on Auction Block

    Monday we told you about Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., a San Clemente-based real estate investment trust, walking away from its mortgage for the swanky, 258-room W Hotel in downtown San Diego. R. Scott Reckard and Roger Vincent over at the Los Angeles Times report today that one of Orange County's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Even Swanky Hotel Owners Can't Afford Their Mortgage

    Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., a San Clemente-based real estate investment trust, will default on the June mortgage payment for its swanky W Hotel San Diego property and turn over the 258-room downtown hotel to lenders, after failing to lower interest payments.The hotel has been hurt by "significant ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    Babylon Heights

    Garage Theatre

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    July 17, 2008

    Bunny Love

    Mother-Daughter Beatrix Potter-Themed Tea

  • Features

    November 23, 2000

    New York City Serenade

    Jay Buchanans CMJ diary

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    California Misadventure

    When it opens early next year, Disneys California Adventure is likely to be a lot like the crowded, strip-malled state for which it is named