Shirley tweeted yesterday that, "This was a long interview! I really enjoyed answering the questions." My response: Damn straight! We love learning more about our subjects, and I suspect most readers/fans would want it that way. She uses her noodle a little longer to power through the rest of our in ... More >>
A free series that marries books, films and discussion about them kicks off Saturday at Santa Ana Public Library with a Marine's account of the early days in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author's hand-held video journal from that time will be shown later in the month. The Blue Cascade is F ... More >>
Have you been to Wild Goose Tavern yet? Here's the best excuse yet to go, like, now!
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares? Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
With springtime arrive the starter tomato plants at Home Depot, the County worker with frisky young mosquito fish for the bathtub pond, the cheerful UPS man with delivering new books, and the democratic parade that is the renewed political season, with signature gathering and voter registration and ... More >>
OC's prepubescent punk rockers grow up
Last Friday, grandmother Patricia Carpenter, mother Shannon Olivo and her children--17-year-old Jonathan, 13-year-old Ariana and 6-year-old Jacob--lost everything when fire destroyed their mobile home in Orange. That includes clothing, household items and even Christmas presents. Currently, the f ... More >>
House of Blues
The always loud and festive Baja Sharkeez Newport Beach is stepping up to help the Japan relief effort by hosting a silent auction and raffle tonight from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. There's some serious loot up for bidding--Lakers and Angels tickets, autographed Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings equipmen ... More >>
In the wake of the unfathomable disaster in Japan, musicians are showing their support through benefit shows, merch and other creative endeavors, rallying fans to help the country. Their efforts can make a real impact--Gaga's Japan-relief wristbands raised $250,000 in just 48 hours. Here's ... More >>
Studio Happy Chicken Pink is one of the leading producers of videos of Japanese gravure idols--models who pose in swimsuits, lingerie and schoolgirl uniforms and leave little to the imagination in doing so.In Japan, Studio Happy Chicken Pink and its gravure idols have a legion of fans, so to hono ... More >>
Photo by Airman John D. Partlow/U.S. Air ForceDisplaced commercial airline passengers take shelter inside Taiyo Community Center on Friday.Those following the epic horrors playing out across the Pacific are aware that the 8.9 magnitude earthquake has been officially declared the worst catastrophe ... More >>
We told you here how The Real Housewives of Orange County reality spouse Alexis Bellino and her husband nearly lost their twin baby girls to the Balboa Bay Club pool Fourth of July weekend.The Bellinos and their kids grace the July cover of OC Parenting Magazine, and one hard-hitting question thr ... More >>
American Red CrossA Haitian man in temporary shelter receives earthquake relief in a box.Orange County Muslims on Friday plan to ship out to Haiti a 40-foot container full of clothes, medicine, medical equipment, bottled water and other basic necessities.
Though much of the devastation has disappeared from the headlines, we're glad to see that OC business owners and musicians are still drumming up support for the devastated communities in Haiti as they struggle to rebuild after experiencing a massive 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12.Inspired by the star- ... More >>
Nytehype and Sullen Clothing presented Busta Rhymes last night at Flight in Huntington Beach for a free show to benefit the Red Cross' relief for Haiti. Thousands of dollars were raised at the door for the free show that featured the hip-hop artist. The quick 30-minute show included "Arab Money," "P ... More >>
El Dorado Park
Daily Grill's Fresh Fruit Cobbler More restaurants came out in force this week to announce support for Haiti relief. To see the last list CLICK HERE. Here's the newest bunch. The Cellar -- January 24-31 will be their Haitian Relief Week where all profits from the week's take will be donated to ... More >>
A few O.C. restaurants are taking this week to help charities with the Haiti earthquake disaster by donating a portion if not all their proceeds. Here are three notables. Anaheim White House -- On Friday, January 22, starting at 7 p.m., guests making a minimum $25 donation will enjoy a dinne ... More >>
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) is an "American Hero."
Matthew Marek/American Red CrossA Haitian boy injured in the earthquake is helped by a Red Cross worker.One good thing about having a Mothership lording over this and other alternative-media outlets around the country is the ability to instantly access coverage to major news events in the backyar ... More >>
Anaheim Convention Center
The amazing--and tragic--experiences of Laguna Canyon residents one fateful night 11 years ago are relived in a new episode of the Weather Channel's Storm Stories Sunday at 5 p.m. Narrated by Jim Cantore, Storm Stories chronicles the true stories of survivors and rescuers battling amazing weather ev ... More >>
Given the crap falling on people at the Big A and the deaths at the stadium or immediately upon leaving there, is there a more fitting place in Orange County to host Saturday's Super CPR Day, one of the nation's largest cardio pulmonary resuscitation training events? Prolly not.More than 2,000 peopl ... More >>
This could be the last go-round for the Circle Jerksreally
In the wake of the deadly, devastating fires burning from Ventura County down to San Diego County, one can't help but feel for the victims. OC Weekly and LA Weekly have teamed up to give a voice to these victims as well as those close to them. Below, we have provided an area for you to share your ... More >>
Cystic Fibrosis Blood Drive
How Mika Miko carve out their pony thrash
The Legend of Chupacabra
Orange County's diaspora of ethnicities is finally coming together against a common foe: whitey. On Saturday, Anaheim's Little Gaza played host to a protest against the ongoing Israeli destruction of Lebanon, as well as US support for Israel's efforts. Some went so far as call the Israelis baby-kill ... More >>
There were an estimated 25,000 Americans in Lebanon, and an estimated 30,000 Canadians. But when the cruise ship Orient Queen departed the port of Beirut towards the safety of the island of Cyprus it was U.S.A. all the way. Anywhere from 1,100 to 1,800 Canadians, all told to assemble for evacuation ... More >>
May 25 - June 1: Heaven and Back
A bumper crop of bad news!? Thanks, Bush!
Grant Morrison tells you how
How to live during the summer of our discontent
Newport Beachs Radhika Sainaths War on Terrorism
Patriotism means opening your wallet
WideScreen fest lets you stop thinking for a few hours
Crisis or not, only straights can donate to the Red Cross
Few play with their food as well as Pinot Provence
Whos afraid of the ladies who lunch?