• Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Mission Viejo Will Not Ban E-Cig Shops After All...For Now

    It's no surprise that Mission Viejo could've become the second city in Orange County to ban electronic cigarette shops. Outside of a few tasty Persian spots and Aloha Grill, there isn't much to do...or worry about. Monday, city councilwoman Rhonda Reardon decided that e-cigs should be placed in gove ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 17, 2014

    Pekok Within's Clothing Truck Revolution

    [Trendzilla] This clothing store on wheels brings flashy fashion to the masses

  • Food

    April 3, 2014

    Samurai Burrito: The Subway of Sushi

    This Fountain Valley restaurant makes sushi burritos and sushi nachos

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Now Open: El Amerikano In Downtown Fullerton

    A few months back, I saw a nondescript storefront over at Fullerton's transportation depot had gone out of business. It was Seafood Grill, but construction was already underway on another concept. On Monday I drove by and noticed signage, but didn't have time to check it out. Thank goodness for tips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Academic Studies Make E-Cigs Look Bad--But How Accurate Are They?

    University of California San Francisco recently released two studies published by the Journal of the American Medical Association that have e-cigarette users up in arms and their adversaries wagging fingers saying, "I told you so!" One study claims that e-cigarettes are more likely to make adolescen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    LA KISS Single-Game Tickets at Honda Center on Sale Saturday; Plus, the Final Roster

    Single-game tickets for LA KISS games at the Honda Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Arena Football League team partly owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley announced. You can get them through or at the Honda Center box office, and the starting price is $15 per game, which ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 13, 2014

    Academy of Handmade: Oscars for Crafters

    [Trendzilla] Sharon Fain and KC Sears want to acknowledge crafters with their own awards ceremony

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Anaheim-Santa Ana Ranked One of the "Selfiest" Places on Earth by Time Magazine

    The Anaheim-Santa Ana area is among the top places in the world for taking "selfies," none other than the esteemed Time magazine claims. Sandwiched between No. 3 Miami, Florida, and No. 5 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, is where you'll find Anaheim-Santa Ana at No. 4 in the Time rankings. Sorry, LA, that s ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014

    Supreme Skin

    [Trendzilla] Osmosis Skincare and Mama's Bee Magic help to keep your skin clear of zits

  • Culture

    January 30, 2014

    Laila Lupe: Nasty Gal Meets Streetwear

    [Trendzilla] Lien Do launches her fashion website with a party in downtown Santa Ana

  • Culture

    January 9, 2014

    Pushcase: A Smartphone Case Wallet

    [Trendzilla] Ben Yoshiharo looks to Kickstart his ingenious invention

  • Culture

    December 19, 2013

    Blushington's One-Stop Makeup Shop

    [Trendzilla] The Fashion Island Store helps out gals who don't know a mascara from a makeover

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013

    Facaro's Sustainable Chandeliers

    [Trendzilla] Carolina Fontoura Alzaga salvages bike parts to make stunning light sculptures

  • Culture

    October 31, 2013

    Día de Los Muertos Do's and Dont's

    [Trendzilla] Don't be the dumb gabacho at Noche de Altares, SanTana's celebration of the Mexican holiday

  • Culture

    October 17, 2013

    RAW Natural Born Artists: Good Deal

    [Trendzilla] The arts-and-crafts festival brings a Sutra feel to a dowdy genre

  • Culture

    October 10, 2013

    St. James Tattooery's Ink-n-Auction

    [Trendzilla] Johnnie Decena's Orange tattoo parlor is offering an auction of original art—and the tattoo that goes with it

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Ten OC Guys You've Probably Dated

    Last week, we brought you a list detailing the 10 types of girls OC men have probably dated in their life, classic archetypes ranging from the Christian to the Mexican to--of course--the MILF. Of course, sensitive types got on our case, castigating us for stereotyping our gals as such and deeming us ... More >>

  • Food

    October 3, 2013

    The Blind Pig: Off-Broadway

    This Rancho Santa Margarita restaurant has a great view and a slew of young talent, but the food is still in progress

  • Culture

    October 3, 2013

    Patchwork Goes Edible

    [Trendzilla] The popular arts-and-crafts festival starts a foodie offshoot

  • Culture

    September 26, 2013

    Marc Jacobs' Mixed Makeup Bag

    [Trendzilla] The designer's new Sephora line has good—and bad—products

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013

    App-cessorize Your Wardrobe

    [Trendzilla] Clothia, Stylebook and other apps to help you look your best

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Five Best Orange County EDM Shows in June

    Summer is almost here and though to most in Southern Cali it means beach days, barbeques and bikinis, to the music lover, it means festival season is well underway. For electronic dance music aficionados, the biggest party of the summer will be at this years sold out Electric Daisy Carnival in Las V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    On The Line: Tony Lu Of The Slummin' Gourmet - Part Two

    This week's chef/husband/father looks back on his employment that inspired The Slummin' Gourmet. We also learn about the (soon-to-be) newest addition to the TSG family. Read our interview with Tony Lu of The Slummin' Gourmet, Part One. And now, on to Part Two . . . What did you do prior to runni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    On The Line: Tony Lu Of The Slummin' Gourmet - Part One

    "Orange County has the best patrons! Our Orange County followers are loyal, supportive, encouraging and generous. We love serving here in the OC" - Tony Lu And that is how you start an interview! Tony Lu and crew have been truckin' between counties, offering luxe meals in an approachable lonchera s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Delta Spirit - Playboy Mansion - May 10, 2013

    Delta Spirit Playboy Mansion May 10, 2013 Sometimes you have to go to grungy clubs to review rock bands. Fortunately, on this particular night, Delta Spirit was playing a private industry event at the Playboy Mansion. Sponsored by Jack Daniels, the event coincided with a fundraiser for Operation Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Valenza Chocolatier Making Things Sweeter In Costa Mesa

    We stepped into a kitchen space known as The Hood (conveniently located down the street from our offices) for a ribbon cutting. This commercial rental space is now the home of Amy Jo Pedone. Her chocolate journey began with the passing of her dear cousin to ovarian cancer. Despite her finance degree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Be a Part of #TOKECHELLA This Weekend With Heard Mentality!

    Imagine for a second that you're in the crowd at Coachella this Saturday, sweating your ass off. The band you came to see is still in the middle of an annoying, feedback-filled sound check. Eventually you realize this is the perfect time to step up your game and celebrate 4/20 in proper festival fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    [UPDATED with Tito Takes Kids:] Jenna Jameson Accused of Brass Knuckle Beat Down

    See Update No. 4 at the bottom of page 2 on Tito Ortiz taking custody of his kids with Jenna.See Update Nos. 1-3 on page 2 with the name and hospital photo of the transgender porn star "victim;" the restraining order request claiming Jameson beat her with brass knuckles; and the DA declining to pros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella?

    This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, inescapable from the campsites to the press tent. Even though performance rumors stemming from a Vevo leak were officially squashed in Rolling Stone, many Coachellans aren't buying it. And last night things got even a little more complicated. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    How to Destroy Angels - Fox Theatre Pomona - April 10, 2013

    How to Destroy Angels Fox Theatre Pomona April 10, 2013 Primed with a midnight set at the Mojave tent this Friday at Coachella, How to Destroy Angels orchestrated a visual and auditory assault at their debut show at the Fox Theatre in Pomona that make them a must see act at Coachella. One could sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The Big Mistake Bands Are Making With Facebook

    By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Orange County DREAM Team Kicks Off a Week of Action Calling for Inclusive Legalization

    While everyone in DC and their local apologists dithers about "comprehensive immigration reform," the Orange County Dream Team (OCDT), as usual, is taking action. Calling clearly for an 'inclusive legalization process,' the DREAMers are revving up for an ambitious week of action as the national deba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Eat This Now: The Femme Fatale From The Sticky Pig

    With a temporary heatwave descending upon us, what better time to discuss our coolest of treats: Ice cream! Our resident bacon vixen, Tara Simon now has a restored dessert cart in her custody. In the months leading up to The Sticky Pig's cart completion, she's been getting all mad scientist with her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    "Slide Into Spring" Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area Burger Bash Recap!

    We had the pleasure of judging a very special tasting event over the weekend. Somewhere between the hosted bar, auctions and food tasting, we helped support the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area in Costa Mesa. Along with Moxxe PR busybody Mona Shah-Anderson and our new friend Rudy Chaney of F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    [UPDATED with Mamba Tweets Back at Hater:] Vanessa Bryant Instagrams Blast at Kobe Fans Rapping Drake Line, Defends Her Parenting

    See the update at the end of this post about Kobe's tweet defending Vanessa.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 8, 12:29 P.M.: It was almost a year ago that Kobe Bryant reacted with a hearty laugh after one of the many fans who swarmed him as he was placing a post-game meal order yelled the end of this rap from Dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Wandering Around the Noisy World of NAMM

    NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center January 24, 2013 If you hear a loud buzzing sound echoing from Anaheim, it would be the thousands of exhibitors and merchants checking out the latest musical gear at the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM in short. Closed to the public, It isn't unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    So How's Brad A. Johnson Doing as the Orange County Register's New Food Critic?

    It's been three months since we broke the news that the Orange County Register was hiring award-winning food critic Brad A. Johnson, and about a month since he started doing restaurant reviews for the Reg.'s he doing? Not bad--not bad at all, actually. He's everything we'd say he'd be, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella: Nail Master Class with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

    By: Liz TracyFashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement. If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@Krau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Anne Marie's Top Five Restaurants of 2012!

    If last year was spent finding our footing, this year was spent embracing our petiteness concentrated awesomeness. On the Line got a nip/tuck, and our subjects had more to discuss than ever (We're talking to YOU, Matt Strickland and Dean Kim). Our culinary crew discussed comings and goings, but we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Birdie Bowl & Juicery Coming to OC Mart Mix

    We cover so much action at OC Mart Mix/SoCo Collection, it should have its own category. Surfas, luxe lonchera competitions, and the upcoming Arc are just some of what we've covered-- and that's just in the last month!So imagine our (feigned) surprise when we learned about more rumblings off Hyland ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    On the Line: Mick Schepers of Mick's Karma Bar, Part Two

    Have you ever played that game where you have to find the differences between two pictures? Shortly after our photographer shot Mick, he uploaded an Instagram photo in front of their menu board announcing that they are now open both Saturdays and Sundays! That's a Karma burger any day of the week. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    New Fiat Has An In-Car Espresso Machine

    In an age of multitasking and NEVER ENOUGH TIME! comes this new development from Fiat. The Italian car manufacturer announced that its 500L model will be "the first standard-production car in the world to offer a true espresso coffee machine." Who wants to wait in line at Starbucks with the commoner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    On the Line: Donald Williams of Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, Part One

    Donald Williams was careful to explain that the operation is a team effort. There is no designated chef at Coco Ichibanya. Sauce, protein, starch, and perhaps a veg. There's a certain amount of assembly (and a whole lotta curry) involved. He also mentioned their next location in K-town, opening in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    On the Line: Chris Grodach of The Corner, Part One

    Chris warned me from the get go that he'd been reading up on our interviews. The man knew what everybody else was already saying, and he informed us that he put some thought into his answers. No pressure, man. We just want you to speak your mind. Tell us how you really feel. . . . and he did.Your ea ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 31, 2012

    Jeni Maus Makes Your Weddings Instagram-Perfect

    [Trendzilla] Found Vintage Rentals can make any wedding day wonderful

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    On the Line: Jonathan Eng of Le Pain Quotidien, Part One

    Le Pain Quotidien has been around since 1990, but took its own sweet time arriving in Orange County. They transplanted Jonathan Eng from New York's Bleeker Street bakery to helm the daily breadmaking last autumn. Hungry to explore his dining options beyond Fashion Island, we meet up to recharge over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    On the Line: 'Sushi Dave' Fernandez, of Sushi At the Venetian Gentlemen's Club, Part One

    ​Sitting down for lunch at Twisted Vine in downtown Fullerton, Dave Fernandez and I talked about family, restaurant reviews and great wines. It wasn't quite a business meeting, more like two friends sharing a bite to eat. Of course, he periodically checked his iPhone for incoming reservations, men ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 12, 2012

    Mr. Chiizu Makes You Say, 'Cheese!'

    [Trendzilla] IPhone app lets you create your own Japanese-style photo booth

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    PHOTO: Ian MacKaye and Mike Ness' D.C. Reunion

    Courtesy of Shane TrulinUhhhhh.​Not many things on my Facebook feed are capable of catching my attention (what's that? You're wearing purple socks today?), but seeing this photo pop up sure did: Two iconic punk legends reunited for this Instagram photo by Social Distortion manager Shane Trulin, ta ... More >>

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