During a February 2012 Eva Airways flight from San Francisco to Taipei, sleeping passenger Cathy Hanh Nguyen of Anaheim was injured when another passenger opened an overhead compartment and a heavy piece of luggage landed on her head and right shoulder. Upon arrival in the Republic of China, Nguyen ... More >>
Many who tried to flip lower- and middle-class residences were stung by the housing market collapse with the rest of us, but Irvine flipper Nick Sinatra apparently believes the time is ripe again. One difference: Sinatra does it his way with million-dollar properties.
General Electrics Aviation Systems, a Santa Ana subsidiary of GE, is letting $6.58 million fly away to settle allegations it submitted false claims for multiple U.S. Department of Defense contracts, according to the Justice Department. GE Aviation employee Jeffrey Adler leveled the allegations about ... More >>
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
As I've said before in past posts, I've not been a fan of what Yoshinoya did to their chicken bowls. It's another case of why-couldn't-they-leave-well-enough alone. Thankfully the frilly, chewy, fat-rimmed gyu-don beef bowl hasn't changed at all. It's why I still find myself back there from time to ... More >>
You know professional politicians are in big trouble when mainstream daily journalists openly mock them.Take the case of veteran KCBS/KCAL television reporter Dave Lopez, who late last week reported Gov. Jerry Brown's press conference to celebrate California's new costly, controversial high-speed ra ... More >>
As I reported months ago, Yoshinoya has converted its restaurant in Fullerton into a new concept called Asiana Grill--something that Yoshinoya Corporate is all too eager to announce is ready for franchising. They had their ribbon-cutting at the flagship store yesterday and are open for business toda ... More >>
DillionLike the rest of us, you think you've had it bad traveling by air, and you've probably said to yourself, "If only I were rich and could charter my own plane, life would be trouble free."Not so fast.Consider the nightmare of Gregory L. Dillion, a Corona del Mar man who paid $26,028 for roun ... More >>
Mugs Away Saloon
Apparently some members of Dahga Bloom were bored and decided to write some electronic music you can sing to, but not in a Postal Service way. Now it's a band called Reservoir Tips, and they have shows and a demo and stuff. Or something.
Poor Curt Pringle: Termed out as Anaheim's mayor, no longer in demand as a Howdy Doody impersonator and now this: A second state legal authority has found it is a conflict for him to serve on the boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority AND California High-Speed Rail Authority simulta ... More >>
worldprosurfers.wordpress.comPay hefty travel costs only to have the board show up like this on the other end--priceless.Traveling with a surfboard is a bothersome venture. As soon as the board bag goes into the possession of the airline, that stomach-churning feeling sinks in and good luck ritua ... More >>
If, like me, you are allergic to crustaceans and never get to try their yummy goodness, then you may want to pass on this contest. Or, you can just go to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival to watch a bunch of great bands--many of whom are local.John Doe and Exene Cervenka are performing. So ... More >>
If the death of a $184 million bailout ultimately kills the developer of homes above the ecologically sensitive Bolsa Chica wetlands, preservationists may have karma, an ancient Indian curse or an Orange County Register investor to thank.Or all three.
Long Beach Museum of Art
Our encounter with authentic Sicilian