UPDATE, OCT. 9, 5:21 P.M.: Randy Lee Parkerson met transgender immigrant rights activist Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, choked her to death and kept her body in the trunk of his car before dumping the corpse behind a Dairy Queen, according to prosecutors.
A procession made its way down West Fourth Street in Santa Ana Friday evening in memory of Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, a 28-year-old transgender immigrant rights activist whose body turned up the day before near a Dairy Queen in Anaheim. A somber mood hung over the gathering of about 200 that ended at Sass ... More >>
The death of a transgender activist who fought against deportations that break up same-sex couples is being investigated as suspicious, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
There's not much new you can do with cookies, but God help the good people at Nabisco -- they're trying. Less than a month ago, Nabisco felt the stirring desire for innovation -- a hunger, if you will. They set to task what I can only assume were a crack team of foodologists with their fingers on t ... More >>
Wiki CommonsPanda Express may introduce the people of China to . . . Chinese food--or at least the American bastardization of it.First, Taco Bell made its way to Mexico. Now, Panda Express, which we can thank for bringing glazed orange chicken to mall food courts across the country, may find a pl ... More >>
Shopping at the Lake Elsinore Outlets may result in "good cheap" purchases, but it always results in a "bad cheap" lunch. The nearest restaurants are a mile and a half south, where the road formerly known as Ortega Highway spills out onto the Mojave Freeway, and the choices are a grim list of greasy ... More >>
baskinrobbins.comWe were just innocently perusing BaskinRobbins.com for more info on the aforementioned 31-Cent Scoop Night when we came across the above image. Yep, that's DJ Pauly D of MTV Jersey Shore "fame," trying to get you to buy a soft serve ice cream--with mix-ins, hilarious!--at B ... More >>
Edwin GoeiIf you think the year that's passed was bad, try owning a restaurant. It was a tough 2009. The luxury brands predictably suffered. The likes of Savannah, White Horses, Manhattan Supper Club and even Tracht's folded as people got tighter and choosier with their budgets. And some ot ... More >>
A few weeks back we brought you news of a survey of America's healthiest fast-food chains (Panera Bread topped the list). Now comes the reverse: America's unhealthiest fast-food restaurants. A report by health and nutrition experts David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, authors of "supermarket survi ... More >>
Here's a post I'm not enjoying writing. It's a list of OC eateries that closed in February. Whether or not these were good restaurants, it's not nice that people lose their jobs or businesses, so here's hoping that anyone affected gets back on their feet again soon.They are:Bobby McGee's, 200 S Stat ... More >>
Don’t laugh. This is a serious question for Reverend Wiley Drake, pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park. Early Sunday morning, Drake, with assistance from the American Family Association (AFA), launched what he hopes will be a nationwide boycott of McDonald's. Its sin? The co ... More >>
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