• Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Yorba Linda (x 3), La Habra, Seal Beach, Westminster Make Lists Ranking LA Suburbs

    A financial website ranked Los Angeles suburbs by which perform the best across various economic, social and quality-of-life categories, and Yorba Linda pops up on lists for highest-earning, fastest growth and highest healthcare coverage. Not that Yorba Linda (or any Orange County city) would like t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Deal Has Los Alamitos Race Course Acquiring Fairplex Park's Last Thoroughbred Event

    The Los Angeles County fairgrounds has been the site of horse racing since September 1933, but its last remaining event--an 11-day Thoroughbred race--would move to Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress under a deal reached Monday. It's all contingent upon approval by the California Horse Racing Board ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Callaloo Caribbean Kitchen

    Authentic Trinidadian restaurants--hell, Trinidadian anything--are about as common in Long Beach as Uzbeki cafés are in Mission Viejo. Yes, the Venezuela-adjacent Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago also has sandy beaches, nearly year-round sunshine and the occasional palm tree, but a kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Rigoberto Gil in Court After Cops Find Rifles and $2 mil in Coke, Meth in Santa Ana Home

    What Glendale police describe as a big-time Santa Ana drug dealer pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday to felony counts of possessing methamphetamine and cocaine for sale, transporting the drugs, possessing the drugs and an AK-47 at the same time and possessing the AK, two other a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2012

    Locally Grown Collective Grow Their Hip-Hop Roots

    [Locals Only] This dream team of young rappers cultivates a sound that resonates beyond OC

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    Ava DuVernay's Moment Becomes a Movement

    The 'Middle of Nowhere' writer/director looks to the future of black film

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 OC Comics...So Far!

    Ahhh Orange County. We might be known for our beautiful weather, pristine coastlines, and gorgeous people but we are soooo much more than that! Orange County is also the stomping grounds of some of the funniest comedic talent. With that said, we thought we'd do a little bragging on some of O.C.'s fi ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    How the Church of Scientology Responds to a Reporter's Repeated Requests for Comment

    ​Asshole. Prick. Handsome. I've been called all three. But Karin Pouw, a spokesthetan for the Church of Scientology, dropped a u-bomb on me in a Feb. 20 email. She called me "unprofessional." Sniffle. Between Feb. 13 and 18, I called the church's media-relations outfit in Los Angeles t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    What We Learned, Feb. 4-10

    ​It's a week worth of bite-size Orange County news and what it all taught us.FEB. 4: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange reveals on its website that it is accepting from parishoners new names for Crystal Cathedral through Feb. 20. Bishop Tod Brown's only requirement is that the new moniker be "C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Dom Kennedy at Galaxy Theatre Last Night

    Flickr​Dom Kennedy Galaxy Theater Dec. 6, 2011 With the help of his fans, who donned Chucks, Rugby Polo shirts and vintage L.A. sports team fan gear, Leimert Park representative Dom Kennedy brought just another one of those L.A. nights to Santa Ana. The only things missing were tacos to go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Mac Miller: Five Ways to Pre-Game Before His Show

    ​Mac Miller's affinity for Chuck Taylors and alumni status with Taylor Alderdice's Pittsburgh high school might have you believe that he's a part Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang crew, the truth is Miller and Khalifa couldn't be further apart. Although they both launched their careers with Pittsburgh-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with Conviction:] Cesar Gomez GUILTY of Brutal Murder of Ashley Nicole Lilly in Upscale Garden Grove Hotel

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 22, 3:47 P.M.: 36-year-old El Monte gang banger Cesar Gomez was convicted today of murdering 24-year-old Inglewood prostitute Ashley Nicole Lilly in a swanky Garden Grove hotel in August 2009.A jury found the illegal immigrant who has been deported three times back to Mexico guilty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    [BREAKING:] State Supreme Court Affirms Death Penalty for John Famalaro, Killer of 23-year-old Woman Kept in Cold Storage

    ​The California Supreme Court has confirmed the death penalty for John Famalaro, the phony cop convicted of killing Denise Huber, who disappeared on her way home to Newport Beach from a Morrissey concert in 1991, and keeping the 23-year-old's body in cold storage until it was discovered in Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Cali Swag District Honors Slain Member With Upcoming Release The Kickback

    ​ "If you can see the palm trees but can't find the beach, you might want to be careful." Although it's far from a steadfast rule, this common admonition is used by natives of Los Angeles County's urban areas to highlight its most hidden danger--the deceiving landscape. Inglewood is no exception ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    [UPDATE: Maybe Not Random?] M-Bone, 'Teach Me How to Dougie' Rapper, Murdered in Drive-By

    M-Bone, 1989-2011​UPDATE, APRIL 16, 3:49 P.M.: So now TMZ is speculating M-Bone might have been murdered over a woman he was involved with:Our sources say M-Bone's friends have been in touch with cops, telling investigators after he got back to LA from his tour, he got involved with a girl. M-Bone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Five Things to Expect at Prince's Three More 'Nites' at the Forum

    ​Prince finished his first four dates of his "Welcome 2 America Live: 21-Nite Stand" series of concerts at the Forum without exactly letting people know when the next shows were going to be. A few days ago, he announced that the upcoming concerts are set for today, tomorrow and Saturday, still in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Ice Cube At the Grove of Anaheim Friday Night

    ​Ice CubeApril 1, 2011Grove of Anaheim It's always interesting to watch an old school, West Coast rapper do his thing in Orange County. It's not that OC isn't street (cough-cough!), it's just that if you're a SoCal rapper who got your start on the gangsta' side of things, chances are you weren't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Road to Paid Dues: Q&A with Skeme

    ​Name: Skeme Age: 21 Reppin: Inglewood, CA Where You Might Heard Him: Dom Kennedy's "Left Side, Right Side"  or "Play On"; Kendrick Lamar's "I Do This [Remix],"  Overdoz's "Don't Wanna Be Your Girlfriend,"  Mann's "Kickin it With the Lingo"  Projects to Date: Pre Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Denise Huber Case to Again Haunt OC Tonight

    ​Orange County residents could not help but be haunted by Denise Huber's disappearance in 1991. For years afterward, a painted portrait of the pretty 23-year-old was splashed on a wall facing the connector between the 405 freeway and Route 73--near where her car had broken down before being found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Steve Martin Puts on His Mouse Ears

    Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia Commons​Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas, moved with his family first to Inglewood, California, and then Garden Grove. He attended Garden Grove High School, took drama and poetry classes at Santa Ana College and applied to Cal State Long Beach hoping to major ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Gerardo Medina Hernandez Gets 14 Years for State Agency's Largest Heroin Bust

    ​Drug dealer Gerardo Medina Hernandez, 26, of Anaheim, has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison for stashing more than 90 pounds of black tar heroin in false compartments of a car in an Anaheim garage last year. The punishment was handed down Wednesday after Hernandez pleaded guilty to on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Powerhouse 2010 at the Honda Center

    ​Fueled by sets from hip-hop's biggest money makers, Power House 2010--presented by Power 106 FM-- delivered a massive, beer-soaked night club radiating with radio gloss, left-field surprises, Laker pride and a touch of 90s nostalgia. Drawing crowds that nearly sold out Anaheim's Honda Center on S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Last Night: Reflection Eternal at the Grove of Anaheim

    Nate Jackson​The Hype: Any time revered MC/producer duo Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek get together (which is usually most of the time), you better believe there's an audience of knowledge-hungry hip hop heads waiting to devour every last track they put out. It had been a decade s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    NEW UPDATES: Just Another Orange County Murder: Ashley Nicole Lilly

    UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS, DETAILS FROM PRESS CONFERENCE. . . Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department Cesar Gomez has been arrested in the murder of Ashley Nicole Lilly​Cesar Gomez looks pretty tough with his stocky build, ink-drum-draining collection of tattoos and long, violent rap sheet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Simply Jeff at Relentless Beats 2009

    The 20th anniversary of rave culture's American birth is coming next year, and already it feels like the happy face era is making a comeback. In Los Angeles last month, Electric Daisy Carnival, a two-day dance fest with origins in the glow-stick underground, claimed attendance of 135,000 people. And ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009


    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Incoming: U-N-I, Sick Puppies, Charlatans UK at the Glass House

    The Glass House in Pomona has nothing to do with the 2001 movie The Glass House, starring Leelee Sobieski. Probably a good thing, I don't remember that movie being very good. Whatever happened to her, anyway? Regardless, add three more shows to the venue's schedule, starting with Inglewood hip-hop d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, At Verizon Amphitheater

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyLast Night: Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. May 20, 2009.Better Than: Trying to bench-press more than Trent Reznor. Dude is buff.In honor of the headliners, I'm going to vent some angst to start things off.Who the hell knew it took an hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Green Day on tour...not coming to OC

    Green Day's going on tour to promote 21st Century Breakdown, the follow-up to the mega-successful American Idiot. For better or worse, the Bay Area trio (plus the seventeen sidemen they employ) aren't hitting Orange County. The closest the are getting is an August 20 date at the Cox Arena in San Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 27

    Orange County Register: Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement agents, Inglewood police and members of a multi-agency task force surveilling Gerardo Medina Hernandez say they watched him pull packages from two compartments built into the front wheel wells of his 2005 Volkswagen sport utility ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Broccoli, er, Barack Obama Remarks Are Best Served Prepared

    Prepared remarks for a town hall meeting? Isn't that why they used to unload on Bush? No, it was because ol' Dubya's questioners seemed even better briefed than he was. Observers say President Obama truly chose folks at random during his first presidential visit to Southern California and Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Lamb of God: Too Dangerous for LA, Just Right for Anaheim

    Faithful Central Bible Church, the owners of The Forum in Inglewood, have (again) deemed Lamb of God not worthy of playing in their arena. They were scheduled to open up for Metallica there on Dec. 17 and 18. The good news, though, is that even though the band, whose debut album was called Burn the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    More Woes for Poorman

    Jim "Poorman" Trenton, local "celebrity" and self-described "most fired man in show business" (see "Enter Poorman," Nov. 8, and "Exit Poorman," Jan. 3] is once again caught up in controversy after his May 16 third-annual Bikini Mile at Hollywood Park Race Track and Casino in Inglewood. The event, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 3/21-3/23

    Detroit Bar, 8 p.m. Friday: The Black Ghosts Saturday: Audible Mainframe and Guests Sunday: Karaoke with Roman 843 W 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 642-0600 Alex's Bar, 8 p.m. Fri, Mar 21, 2008 Friday: Action 45, Suckerstar, Beneath The Cellar, and guests Saturday: Bullets And Octane, The K ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Hey, Chief!

    Another open letter to Huntington Beach Police Chief Kenneth Small

  • Unknown

    October 6, 2005

    Chirp Where You At

    Oct. 6 - Oct. 13

  • Columns

    February 24, 2005
  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Love Without Ego

    GB gives the loverman a melvin

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Slammer Time!

    Huntington Beach councilwoman faces federal case

  • News

    January 31, 2002


    Charitable gaming scores big money for Brea businessman

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Spin Recycle

    Truth still grounded after El Toro approval

  • Columns

    March 1, 2001
  • News

    December 21, 2000

    If You Build It, 24 Million Will Come

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 150

  • Columns

    December 14, 2000
  • Features

    August 3, 2000

    Hell on Wheels

    Driving in OC, in your own words

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    F the Airport, Save Newport Beach!

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 134

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Down These Mean Equestrian Trails

    Middle-aged rage kills more kids than student gunners

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