Before reading this story you might want to lower the lights a little, and maybe even crawl into bed. Wait, no - this isn't a ghost story. This is real life! Over the last several days, 11 families in the San Clemente community of Talega opened their front doors to find a single, porcelain doll on t ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The annual fashion convention brought the latest trends in clothes, gear, and housewares to Long Beach
A Huntington Beach woman's release from jail without charges after her drunken-driving arrest that followed a crash that killed a 29-year-old Carson man in Fullerton has angered his friends and family, but police and prosecutors claim Deanna Marie Soto is not off the hook yet.
Hooray! Decadence, our ultimate foodie party, is here again! Come dance, drink, and eat snacks from the best restaurants in town. You may even spot a Weekly reporter - just find the people hovering around the alchohol samples all night.
Fourth of July is a time for celebration, fireworks, beer and lots of cookouts. Burgers, chips, ribs, potato salad -- they're essentials to any cookout, but you might want to rethink your menu. Is everything you're making going to be good? Will people actually want to eat it? Or are you just makin ... More >>
[Trendzilla] From trees to texture, how to throw a fiesta outdoors
[Trendzilla] ModCloth, Private Arts, RVCA and other designers come out with their summer offerings
Considering the children of some former cast members of the Real Housewives of Orange County wind up in jail, props to Seasons 4-5 star Lynne Curtin for having two working daughters. And like mom, they are finding fame in front of cameras, as one is a Suicide Girl pin-up and the other is a porn star ... More >>
Hi guys! It's time for another week in food... Edwin went to the clean and beautiful Provenance in Newport Beach for this print review. He shared the opening of Calivino Wine Pub near the Angels' Stadium and previewed the OC Night Market that will be held at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Last, he a ... More >>
It's bad enough the Kings lead our Ducks two games to nil heading into game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at the Staples Center, but LA's also rubbing our beaks in their dominance with provocative billboards near the LA-OC border.
Sometimes we like to do silly things in the hopes of entertaining our readers. Once before, it involved eating the spiciest burger on the planet (we think) and this time it involves alcohol, our favorite.
[Trendzilla] Socks with heels, ugly '90s sweaters: Fashion Bible Vogue has some strange recommendations
It started yesterday, is going on now, and lasts until tomorrow. Scoopfest 2014 is happening at a Baskin-Robbins near you, and all you need to do is show up. A single kids scoop is a buck, two for $2, three for $3 and so on. There's also some unconfirmed rumor that (similar to an In-N-Out burger dar ... More >>
I liked food before it was cool. I remember a time when trying the weirdest thing on the menu was still weird. I remember getting sighs from my friends as we drove miles out of way just to try a new restaurant. Do the same things now and you get street cred instead. People think my love of food i ... More >>
Mornings are tough. Cinnamon rolls help. But chocolate chip cookie stuffed cinnamon rolls help even more. Yes, this is real life. What a time to be alive.
Guys! Guys! It's time for another food round-up. Let's take a look... Edwin went to Wei Shian Noodles in Irvine for his print review. He told us that Pier 76 moved a little ways down Ocean Blvd. (but their food is still great!) and he introduced Del Taco's new line of breakfast tacos, which is some ... More >>
I literally take Instagrams for a living. Like, seriously, that's basically what people give me money to do. Now, I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I have learned a thing or two about IGing food in public places. Beautiful food pictures are everything, but they're not worth looking like a douc ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Hobo bindles are suddenly becoming the rage
Hi guys, I hope you enjoyed St. Paddy's Day! Let's see what happened the rest of the week... Edwin went to Boathouse on the Bay for our print review. He told us to try the leche frita at Cafe Sevilla, and announced that HB's Hyatt Regency has a new restaurant.
You gotta love this new generation of high school students borne on the teats of Instagram and eternal skepticism toward the police state. Want proof? Check out what happened last month at Katella High School in Anaheim. Sources tell the Weekly that two students were waiting to get picked up after ... More >>
This Friday, starting at 6pm, the Fullerton Art Walk will celebrate its four-year Anniversary. If you know about the somewhat underground art community in Fullerton, then you'll already be there; if you have no idea what I'm talking, about you might want to visit this wacky and colorful event.
Droves of tattoo-sporting, vest-wearing nerds roam the Happiest Place On Earth. They don't make war, they say—they make magic
[Trendzilla] Calendula, chamomile and other ingredients that'll help you lighten, darken and even redden your locks
Instagram is a little bit of a food graveyard. It's a regular butt of hipster jokes and home to what might be one of the largest collections of badly-shot food porn in the world, but between the pictures of badly cropped plates and random sunsets, there are a few niche communities. The fashionable ... More >>
With hot drinks and even hotter girls, Natalie Nguyen is trying to uncloak the area's most enduring mystery: Vietnamese coffee shops
[Trendzilla] Justine Cuenco's popular resale website lets gals buy stylish clothing at a lower price point
[Trendzilla] The eco-friendly brand impresses—but depends on how much you like the smell of nature
It's not every day you stumble across racially offensive blog fodder in your inbox...unless you work at the Weekly. Then, of course, it's most days. As if that little UCI scandal last spring didn't remind us that racist tropes of the Jim Crow era are still in vogue around here, we bring you...OC Bla ... More >>
The Orange County Ultimate Beerfest nearly became an Ultimate Fighting preview last Saturday due to poor logistical planning and the cancelation of the second half of the event. According to social posts by attendees, the event was mired by long lines, a lack of staff, missing vendors, ridiculousl ... More >>
When it comes to Cleveland native Ricky Smith, this comedian, writer and editor for Adult Swim's Black Dynamite is as funny and as modest as they come. Also a do-gooder, Smith founded "Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere" (or R.A.K.E) because he just wanted to get out there and be kind. What a concep ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Movement advocates dropping your shampoo in favor of old-school procedures—and it works
It may have been dark in some parts of Rancho Las Lomas (Better for making out, right?), but the camera flashes were going off in Social Networkland. Instagram ruled the roost at Decadence. You'd think it was prom with all the couples and group shots. So here's a slice of what we came across online. ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Rustichella, Udi's and other companies are riding the latest foodie trend
Who doesn't crave mound of honeydew-flavored shaved snow topped with rainbow jelly, mango popping boba balls, green tea mochi bits, Cap'n Crunch, Oreo cookies and fresh strawberries, all smothered in condensed milk? Snow Station, a shop specializing in Taiwanese-style shaved snow (it's like shaved ... More >>
Last night at the Observatory, freak folk superstar Devendra Banhart played an excellent set of acoustic wonder to a more than receptive audience, capturing hearts with his Mick Jagger-esque preening on the stage and lilting vocals. And then everybody went home. But if you happened to be at In N' Ou ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Blair Koenig's blog is now in book form to hilarious results
Dwight Howard recently went to Newport Coast to cheer up Kobe Bryant, according to a photo the Los Angeles Lakers' ailing captain posted on his new Instagram page.Let's hope a little Black Mamba magic rubbed off on the Lakers center, who is tasked tonight with helping to dispense with the Houston Ro ... More >>
Let's start with the obvious: It's Bruxie on wheels. The 'Roll' in Waff-N-Roll is two-fold-- a nod to their wheels and family-friendly rocker theme. Our handy-dandy menu acquired boasts one tagline of "One bite for man, one giant leap for tastebuds." Have we tried it? No. It's that new. Owner Brian ... More >>
We went out to pick up macarons over the weekend, and came back with a scoop! Our friends over at Layer Cake are about to open a second bakery. There wasn't a Facebook page or Instagram shot of the place to notify us. We discovered the old-fashioned way--asking.Actually, their website hints at it, b ... More >>
By: Nick LucchesiEditor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Meet the latest, greatest social networking site, this one for fashionistas
Without putting anything Vanessa Bryant said in quotes or context, TMZ.com reports her saying her divorce from Black Mamba is off.If this is true, perhaps the former Vanessa Laine of Huntington Beach is still feeling the glow of having unloaded one of three Newport Coast mansions she got in the d-i- ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with news of his body found.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 4:25 P.M.: Adam Razani honorably served in Afghanistan from 2011 until earlier this year as a technician for the Air Force, where he enlisted in 2008 after finishing at Saddleback College. And now he's missing ... More >>
It's not enough to simply Facebook/tweet/Instagram photos of the latest amazing meal you're having, making your friends pout at the sight of their sad PB&J sandwich. Now you may be able to send over the scent of your food as well.
Need a gift for your favorite sweet-toothed hipster? Turn to Chocoagraph, a company that prints Instagram and other polaroid-style photographs onto artisan chocolate bars. Just upload images from your own collection of snaps (with Instagram, we're all fancy photographers now, dontchaknow?), pi ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Turn your photos into tangible things. Like post cards! And pillows!
UPDATE, JUNE 9, 8:19 P.M. Gustavo here again. The priceless Elias--who's popping up in the comments below with English barely better than a wab--also has an Instagram photo of a Canyon High poster for Senior Spirit Week with the command for Wednesday being "Señores and Señoritas." It seems every d ... More >>
It's not often we here at the Heard Mentality blog write about iconic porn stars, but occasionally the worlds of the flesh merchant, and rock star collide in the land of citrus. Put simply, we spied with our little eye an Instagram photo of porn icon Jenna Haze canoodling with rumored beau and Di ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Whether you need glasses or just use them to look cool, this website sells them cheap and cool