A Newport Beach chrome plating and anodizing company for the aerospace industry may receive a state order to reduce toxic emissions.
A former sprinkler contractor has been indicted for allegedly winning a lucrative bid for state work, paying his employees the contracted amount and then forcing them to give him back $81,000 or risk losing their jobs. Sourin Babayan, 64, of Glendale, wound up losing the work when he informed the $8 ... More >>
Jerry Tyrone Harris heard loud voices in his head, suffered schizophrenia, dropped out of high school, endured bouts of paranoia, clawed his face until it bled, banged his head on walls to quiet the voices, occasionally wanted to kill himself, convinced a dentist to remove all his teeth because he d ... More >>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals often sends out notices shaming those who harm or endanger animals. After an anti-vivisection group came down on Newport Harbor High School students a couple years ago for posting pictures of themselves online messing around with dead cats they'd dissected ... More >>
These businesses and ones like them are threatening OC's traditional taxi industry
It was a year ago that Yoshinoya finally had the ribbon cutting for its Asiana Grill concept in what used to be a regular ol' Yoshinoya on State College in Fullerton. The store, which touted "an exhibition style open kitchen," was supposed to be an upmarket Yoshinoya, where you could choose your pro ... More >>
A federal judge in Orange County has punished a 59-year-old Huntington Beach businessman and national defense subcontractor for cheating the United States Air Force.Keith Randell Faber, owner of A&M Bearings LLC and Mesa Bearing Company, successfully bid between 1997 and 2008 to supply a specifi ... More >>
Aquarium of the Pacific
The Postal Service Fox Theatre Pomona April 15, 2013 With the news of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, seeing two police cars parked in front of the Fox Theatre Pomona produced an eery calm to the evening. The exhilaration of surviving Coachella quickly dissipated upon hearing the terrifying ne ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim restaurant manages to serve great Armenian and Middle Eastern cuisine from a hidden location
Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?
Can community activists save two beloved Long Beach businesses from the wrecking ball of port progress?
UPDATE, MAY 22, 10:23 A.M.: State Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) has contacted yours truly with proof that the veteran Orange County politician can take a place in the long line of folks who just don't share my sense of humor. This is evident in his emailed rewrite of the jokey headline to ... 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.
Brandon FergusonUPDATE DEC. 12, 1:15 P.M.: Though there were several incredibly tense moments at the Port of Long Beach this morning as protesters and police squared off, the day ended without any serious incidents. Between 200 and 300 Occupy activists from Irvine, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, La ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Annual Halloween mega-rave had no venue, even as it was briskly selling tickets and advertising the event
UPDATE: Armin van Buuren and Erick Morillo just announced the cancellation of their Oct. 29 appearances at Monster Massive 2011 on their websites. Read about it here.Oct 12, 2011, 4:12 a.m.: Go Ventures posted an update on Monster Massive's Facebook page around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. This is not th ... More >>
The L Word actress and member of electro pop band Uh Huh Her Leisha Hailey says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing her girlfriend. She announced the incident in a series of tweets yesterday, which sparked an Internet outcry. Hailey wrote that she and her longtime girlfrien ... More >>
A couple months ago, I almost blogged something that claimed regional airline pilots earn an average of $14,000 a year. Believing that to be a typo--pilots are rolling in it, right?--I moved on to something more important, like Octomom boxing an East Coast skank.However, the nonprofit investigati ... More >>
BradBlog.comUPDATE, AUG. 17, 5:08 P.M.: I've swapped a couple emails with Brad Friedman today, and it's clear my original post about the Los Angeles-based blogger's encounter with an Orange County Registrar of Voters electronic voting machine at the OC Fair deserves some clarification.First, whil ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 20, 5:25 P.M.: A memorial service for veteran Anaheim Police Officer Brian Hayes, who died in a plane crash with his girlfriend Sunday in Arizona, will be noon Saturday at Calvary Church East Anaheim, 5605 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim.Hayes is survived by his father, Judge W. Michael Ha ... More >>
The Long Beach Harbor Commission illegally violated state environmental law when it weakened its truck cleanup program without first performing the required environmental review, a federal judge has ruled. Finding in favor of the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThis week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and will.i.am.Sure, there ... More >>
JetBlueUPDATE, JUNE 12, 5:50 P.M.: The deal is sold out! To those who nabbed a ticket: Have fun laughing at all of the suckas on land! ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 2:40 P.M.: Whether it's sheer marketing brilliance or proof that Southern Californians have completely lost it, JetBlue is offering& ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 10, 11:57 P.M.: Amtrak Mooning 2011 photos right here!ORIGINAL POST, JULY 8, 1:31 P.M.: All aboard for Laguna Niguel's annual ass flash. People from around the world will line up parallel to the Amtrak rail lines on Camino Capistrano Road Saturday to moon the passing trains.The ... More >>
DMVAnnamaria Mango GanaUPDATE, JULY 5, 10:01 A.M.: Prosecutors filed additional charges today against Annamaria Magno Gana, the 41-year-old accused of killing her husband and trying to kill her sons on Mother's Day at their Tustin Ranch home.Besides a murder count and sentencing enhancements, Gan ... More >>
With the price of gasoline soaring past $4 per gallon, many summer vacationers are scouting the Interwebs for deals on cheap flights.But that's not the only air travel-related data you'll find online. There are also the results of a new survey that show a large portion of flyers are dissatisfied ... More >>
The Department of Homeland Security announced today that among the materials Navy SEALS found in Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan hideout were al-Qaida plans to hijack and detonate oil tankers last summer to provoke an "extreme economic crisis" in the West.Officials disclosed no specific U.S. targets. ... More >>
It's no secret airline travel has gotten worse in recent years, even before the 9/11 gut check. Normally, businesses facing that perception from customers would change their ways.Recent developments suggest the airline industry is doing just that: by totally giving up on the flying public. Five w ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 21, 4:10 P.M.: The doomed twin-engine plane pilot who died in Wednesday morning's Long Beach Airport crash has been identified as Kenneth Earl Cruz.The 43-year-old Culver City resident worked for Rainbow Air of Long Beach, had been a commercial pilot since 2003 an ... More >>
A cockpit alarm prevented a collision between a small aircraft and an Airbus 319 jetliner in the skies above John Wayne Airport (JWA) this past September.Later, on the FAA's Aviation Safety Reporting System log, the Airbus 319 pilot predicted that the mix of large jets and light aircraft at JWA " ... More >>
There are so many traffic accidents in Orange County that you can generally predict the outcome 99 percent of the time based solely on the particulars. Take yesterday morning's collision at a railroad crossing on Lampson, east of Western in Garden Grove. An 80-year-old man on a scooter that perfo ... More >>
John Wayne Airport--which already has a reputation for being one of the world's scariest because of its steep, vertical takeoffs and throttle-cutting procedures--will have pilots essentially threading a tighter needle beginning next month.A new flight path called STREL will push aircraft into the ... More >>
Ngugi wa Thiong'oNgugi wa Thiong'o is a celebrated Kenyan author and distinguished professor at UC Irvine. He's 72 years old and married. He's not a terrorist. And yet, for an unexplained reason, he and a group of fellow Kenyans were treated as such upon a detoured flight to Lyon, France.El ... More >>
Do you suppose a budget airline's $40.68 roundtrip flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas has anything to do with JetBlue promoting expanded service between its Southern California hub and Sin City with $19 flights each way?Naaaaaaaaw, totally coinky-dink.
An interstate high-speed train that would stop in Anaheim and another linking the town that Walt Disney built with the town the mob built (Las Vegas) get all the media attention, but a California Planning & Development Report article claims slow poky streetcars will be online up and down the ... More >>
When Laguna Hills roofing contractor Michael Vincent Petronella and his wife Devon Lynn Kile were arrested in one of the largest known Workers' Compensation Insurance fraud cases in state history, they owned five properties in California and Texas and multiple luxury vehicles including a Bentley ... More >>
Looking up at the skies over north Costa Mesa a couple weeks ago produced a most disturbing site: a JetBlue plane making its normal descent into Long Beach Airport was passed maybe 100 feet above by another airliner heading for either LAX or the landing line at John Wayne Airport. Maybe that's a ... More >>
Former OC Weekling Anthony Pignataro is now doing the Lord's work at the independent, non-profit journalism outfit CalWatchdog that is overseen by former Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut (who Moxley just wrote about here). What is it with the Pig and un-built, controversial ... More >>
Are the current plans for a $40-billion high-speed train meant to connect Fresno and San Francisco with Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego brilliant or reckless? Everytime you start to form an opinion, something comes the other way down the tracks. Take, for example, the past 24 hours:
Flickr user Steve 2.0 / Creative Commons.Tired of using the excuse that your grandma's birthday card didn't ever arrive because it was "lost in the mail?" Instead try this one: It was stolen by a postal worker.That would have been a valid excuse coming from many victims of former US Postal Servic ... More >>
Dana: consistently inconsistentDana Rohrabacher might just be the most consistent member of Congress--consistently inconsistent that is. The Huntington Beach politician--who likes to be called "a patriot" or a libertarian but not so much a Republican--is interested in writing a federal law that p ... More >>
One woman stands in its way...State assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point, etc.) has proposed a law to stop California's high-speed rail project... in its tracks. To derail it. To cause it to lose steam. To, uh, poo-poo the choo-choo.