We've previously told you about local research (at UC Irvine) into a fuel produced by a local source (your pee and poop, dear readers) that is collected by a local supplier (Orange County Sanitation District). But did you know there is a local connection to some of the actual test cars?
Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>
A successful class-action lawsuit filed against Hyundai Motor Company in Orange County's federal court has resulted in a judge awarding incentive bonuses to the four main plaintiffs and more than $824,000 in fees and costs for their lawyers. In her June 28 ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Josephin ... More >>
We used to love heading into LA for dinner but over time, that tolerance for Sig alerts and traffic waned our patience. Nowadays, we're mostly content with a 25-mile radius of somewhat predictable traffic, and surface streets we can navigate (with minimal help from Google maps). When we were made aw ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The Ex-LAPD cop and suspected serial killer denied his pursuers their favorite tracking device: his cell phone
Unless you've been living under a rock or a parallel dimension, you know this Sunday marks one of the biggest unofficial holidays of the year: the Super Bowl. When the 49ers taken the Ravens Sunday, the 47th edition of the Super Bowl is expected to be one of the most watched events of the year, if n ... More >>
When Kia and Hyundai were forced to recalculate their gas-mileage claims after a government audit, the top two South Korean automakers may have believed regulatory fines and a consumer compensation plan would have ended the financial bleeding.Think again, unless Kia and Hyundai can fight court chall ... More >>
One in an occasional series reviewing consumer vehicles that are powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines or some other alternative source.Late last month, Hyundai announced that after the current 2012 Formula Drift and Global RallyCross Championsh ... More >>
One night in July 2008, U.S. Border Patrol agents with the Department of Homeland Security found Tomas Sanchez Orzuna on a street in San Clemente, sprayed him in the face with toxic chemicals, handcuffed him, beat him, took him to a check point station and hosed him down so violently with water he d ... More >>
Dense in the head that I am, it still took me all of 3 seconds to realize how the City of Irvine came to host the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival tomorrow. Steven Choi, city councilman and a candidate for mayor, is also its founder. Why tomorrow? Well, because today, January 13th, is the day the ... More >>
The last decade has seen the explosion of what's called fast-casual Mexican restaurants: classier than Taco Bell, less formal than El Torito. We're talking Chipotle, Qdoba (which I believe has only one outpost in Southern California), Wahoo's, Baja Fresh, and the like.You'd think this new competi ... More >>
A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling dispenser opening at a San Juan Capistrano Shell gas station, while unusual, certainly isn't going to bring out the big media spotlight.But a life-changing event brought the owner and engineer of Go Natural Gas at 28662 Camino Capistrano together.
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more ho' attackers, hammer heads, short robbers, skateboarding nazis, bloody bandagers, bushmen packing heat, baseball bat-wielding robbers, monkeys that are not for sale and Ryan Seacrest.Center photo by Melinda Nagy/Dreamstime.comBE ... More >>
Lawyers for the Orange County Register have filed nine lawsuits in the last nine months--including two in recent days--seeking more than $350,000 in outstanding debt from advertisers, commercial printing clients and at least one distributor of OC's largest daily newspaper.According to Superior Court ... More >>
OK, a bit too obvious, sure, but I know I'm not the only one who automatically thinks of this song every January 1. This clip is from the 1983 US Festival (I believe the day that was branded as "New Wave Day") near San Bernardino, on the site that years later would become the Blockbuster/Hyundai/San ... More >>
The talent-heavy hip-hop festival Rock the Bells (which we previewed here) will now take place at Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen Saturday, Aug. 11. Performers include Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and MF Doom. All tickets for the originally scheduled National Orange Show Events Center will be hon ... More >>
Police admit they planted a gun at Huntington Beach crime scene
... or that might kill you
Charles Ray George thought an OC stripper would cost him $150. She cost him his life.
A psychonauts guide to Black Sabbath
Summer music haiku-o-rama!
Caleb Siemon fights to keep the heat on