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  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Crime Time: Beer Bandits, Blood Drippers, Ripped-Off Stripper Drivers, Bowling Alley Knife Fights, Men With No Pants Roaming San Clemente

    It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more beer bandits, wild chases, ripped-off stripper drivers, bowling alley knife fights and men without pants.TUESDAY, SEPT. 8Strippers' Backup Needs Backup A man who told police he was hired to be a driver for strippers met with anot ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Crime Time: Brawling Girls! Duct-Taped to Pole! Brawling Golfers! Tots on Train Tracks!

    Not funny!​ It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--with a Monday dedicated to the ladies . . . awwwww yeah! MONDAY, AUG. 17Pub Brawl Two women fought as men prodded them on around closing time (2 a.m.) at Auld Dubliner restaurant and pub, 2497 Park Ave., Tustin. The big loser was ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Wulf Bane

    La Cave

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    August 6, 2009

    In Praise of the Slater Slums

    Candy Ass Hanson: So stupid he can't even beat up a Mexican​I had dinner last night with my best friend, a guy I've known since seventh grade, when he moved to Anaheim from Huntington Beach. Specifically, the Oak View neighborhood, universally known in HB as the Slater Slums due to its high Latino ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    June 24, 2009

    VIDEO: 'The Body Disagrees,' Moostache

    It's been many months in the making--since January, I think--but the video for Huntington Beach band Moostache's song "The Body Disagrees" is finally complete. (It's been so long that one member in the video, keyboardist Bobby Waltman, isn't even with the band any more.) But, luckily, it's a pretty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Huntington Beach Restaurant Week Coming Soon, With Fabulous Competition!

    Yes, folks, more dates for your diary: May 26 to June 2, when various Surf City restaurants will be taking part in the inaugural Huntington Beach Restaurant Week.It's all in aid of charity--in this case, Project Self-Sufficiency, which helps low-income, single-parent families. So get chowing (as if ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    New HB Restaurant Asks Us NOT To Visit Just Yet

    Yes, that's right. Zimzala, which finally opens today, as does the Shorebreak, the Huntington Beach hotel it's located in, doesn't want reviewers such as myself to visit for a "couple of weeks". Which to me implies that it's not ready, despite having its grand opening earlier today.But presumably it ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    April 30, 2009

    B-Side Players

    House of Blues

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    April 30, 2009
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    April 23, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    Is That a Cell Tower Near Your Playground or Are You Happy to See Me?

    What are you doing here?UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM THE CITY...Weekly editor Ted Kissell encountered more than the usual wet heads, skinned knees and freckled faces scooting into his neighborhood Harbour View Elementary School in Huntington Beach this morning. He also ran into parents pissed off not a ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 4/14

    Taco Tuesday, 5 p.m.What is it about tacos and Tuesdays that just go together so damn well?! Endless tacos (for only $5) and a live DJ. Plus, you'll have enough left in your wallet for a recession-margarita.Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, 2101 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA; 949-642-1142Fil ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    IN A COUPLE OF HOURS: Audacity Beach Party in HB

    Hey, here's some short notice for you: Fullerton "teenage space punk" band Audacity are playing a free show the Huntington Beach pier (corner of Main and PCH) at 6:30 tonight--a beach party, if you will. Beach blanket bingo, perhaps, even. Quick, leave work now!It's an event put on by Burger Records ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Incoming: The Offspring Return to Orange County. Updated!

    Huntington Beach's The Offspring might be the most successful Orange County band of all time--y'know, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide is as good of a claim as any, not to mention being one of very few '90s bands still churning out huge radio hits--and they're making a big ol' return to ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Supes Grant Lease for Bolsa Chica Wetlands Education Center

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a lease Tuesday with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy for an 8,000-square-foot interpretive center at the Bolsa Chica wetlands. Gardens, classrooms, science laboratories, multipurpose exhibit halls and bird and wildlife viewing decks are included in the inc ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 9: Weekend and Monday Edition

    Orange County Register: 700 lbs. tires were flipped, hunks of steel were moved and a U-Haul truck was upended at Main Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday. No, it was not another joy-riding HBPD cop. It was Southern California's Strongest Man competition. . . . Mexican immigrants are returning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    All ages venue in HB? What?

    I got this MySpace message from these people who claim to be opening an all ages venue in Huntington Beach. It looks like the spot might be called Do It Yourself. Or maybe not. It's a little confusing.Whatever it's called, an all ages venue in HB (brah) is a good idea. Back when I was a wee lad, I s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Human Signs Revisited

    One of my first posts here on SaFII (Stick a Fork In It) was about Subway sign twirlers I saw on Grand.  Now there comes news that at least one city (Huntington Beach) is doing something about it. Me, I don't really have a problem with human signs.  I find them rather funny, actually.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    To Do Tonight 1/19

    Comedy Night At The Auld Dubliner, 10 p.m.Have some laughs over a Guinness at this popular Irish pub.Auld Dubliner, 2497 Park Ave., Old Town Tustin, CA; 714-259-1562Signal to Invade; The Waiting Ends; xCheapshotx; NME; Screams of Midwinter, 7 p.m.Five great bands for one low price. Cover: $10.Chain ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Art of the Tease

    Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque Show at the Pike

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    January 12, 2009

    An Unsettling Settlement for the Family of Ashley MacDonald

    Forty million dollars. That's how much the parents of Ashley MacDonald were asking for in a wrongful-death lawsuit against the City of Huntington Beach. In 2006, a distraught MacDonald stood in a park near her Huntington Beach home, brandishing a knife. Two Huntington Beach police officers say MacDo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Looking Back at 2008: The Celeb-Reality Edition

    It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who opined that a new truth is better than an old celebrity-tinged news item, or at least he would have opined that had he lived in our celeb-obsessed times. So it is in that spirit these 15 Orange County brushes with famous folks in '08 are unveiled.   1) Newpo ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Hangover Helper

    Hb Pier Plunge

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    November 21, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Even More Sales

    Favorite Huntington Beach-based website, 80spurple.com, has announced their Purple Friday sale with everything at 25% off with the coupon code: "the purps." Use your discount to finally get those designer shades you've been lusting after (80s Purple carries everything from Tom Ford and Ray-Bans to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    Tonight: Last Chance for Free Brookline at Detroit Bar

    All October, Orange County's Brookline - hailing from Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa - have generously played free shows at Detroit Bar every Monday. Being that today is the last Monday in October, that for sure makes tonight your last chance to see them there for freesies. The band has had some ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/21

    AUDIO OVERLOAD BATTLE FINALS, 7:30 p.m. We've got ourselves a spin off (the DJ kind, not the sitcom variety). Chain Reaction 1652 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim CA 92801 714-635-6067 LECTURE: COLE PORTER, 1 p.m. I've got you under my skin. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art 2002 N. Main St. Santa Ana CA 92701 ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    August 18, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/18

    OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. Go there. Que Sera 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90813 562-599-6170 KARAOKE, 6:30 p.m. Go sing yer heart out. Starting Gate 5052 Katella Blvd. Los Alamitos CA 90720y HUNTINGTON BEACH IMPEACHMENT ACTION, 5 p.m. Can't wait 'till November? Hold signs to get Bush out of offi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Economy Down, Surf(line) Up

    Is a rise in traffic to Huntington Beach-based surf camera Web site Surfline.com a leading economic indicator -- of a down economy? Ventura County Star's Alexandra Wilcox makes that case in a Sunday business report. Surfer Ozzie Osborn, no relation to the bat-head decapitating rocker, says in the ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Porn and Taxes

    Getting stiffed by a porn star took on a whole new meaning Monday when Huntington Beach's Janine Lindemulder was arraigned in federal court for allegedly failing to pay about $80,000 in income taxes, The Smoking Gun reports today. The racktacular 39-year-old entered a not guilty plea and was releas ... More >>

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    June 16, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/16

    AQUA NET, 9 p.m. It ain't hairspray. It's DJ Sticky Pete spraying the sounds of disco, new wave, freestyle and electro. Que Sera 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90813 562-599-6170 ORGAN RECITAL, 8 p.m. Heavenly sounds in a holy place. Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church 3233 Pacific View ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    June 9, 2008

    The "Good Photo" Exhibit @ OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art

    Upon arriving at the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach, I must admit I was surprised. On day two of the gallery’s "Good Photo" exhibition, I found myself not outside the impressive walls of a contemporary art gallery, but somewhere in Germany. Nestled in the heart of the Old Wor ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    The Offspring Return with First New Album in Nearly Five Years

    Huntington Beach punk popularizers the Offspring will release Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace on Columbia Records June 17. Produced by Bob Rock, it's their first studio full-length since 2003's Splinter. Check out Rise and Fall's first single, “Hammerhead.”

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    April 21, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/21

    Mixer for a Mission, 5:30 p.m. Held at the Diamond Club in Angels Stadium, Project Access assists low-income families and seniors of affordable housing to achieve self-sufficiency through access to onsite education, health and social services. Price: $35 Anaheim Angels Baseball 2000 Gene Autry Way A ... More >>

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    April 1, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/1

    Free Beer Giveaway, All day long! Call for details! Seriously! 625 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 796-7740 Samurai Sword Wack-Off, 7 p.m. Come smack swords with some of the best men in the business. Test your strength. Huntington Beach Pier 714-550-5963 Mary Tyler Moore Laser Light Show ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    What Mexicans Prefer

    A list of in-house seating guidelines from an unnamed Mexican restaurant in Huntington Beach was recently leaked online. Among the guidelines for servers: "Mexican people prefer a booth rather than a table" "Mexican people don't like to wait - don't tell them how long the wait is...try to seat the ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Hey, You!

    Jesus Insures My Hot Rod

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    January 30, 2008

    Local Surfer Dane Williams Found Dead

    Dane Chandler Williams, also known as "Downtown Dane" for his ubiquitous presence in downtown Huntington Beach, was found dead in San Diego. He was in town on a company trip, having worked as an intern for Hurley since October. His body was found wrapped in a blanket in an alley in Chollas Creek. W ... More >>

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    January 29, 2008

    Wake Up and Suck the Orange 1.29.08

    I hope you're sitting down. For one thing, checking a blog while standing up is just ... weird. BYE-BYE RENT CONTROL? LA Times - A June 3rd ballot proposal could end the practice of rent control in California. Lawyers and landlords are both circling. If you prick a landlord, does it not bleed? PE ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Nerd 
Herd

    Frisbee Golf

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    December 18, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 12/18

    SURF CITY NIGHTS, 5pm This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street. Featured will be a farmer's market, bounce house, street performers (musical and non-musical acts,) restaurant samplings, sidewalk sales and specials from local restaurants. 301 Main St. (approximat ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Surf Wax America

    Surf City Nights

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    December 6, 2007

    Shrinkage Alert

    Huntington Beach Pier Plunge

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    December 6, 2007

    Whiteout

    The Magic of Snow

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    November 29, 2007

    Monday - 12/3

    Open Mic Night at the Gypsy Den, Huntington Beach Impeachment Action meeting

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