November 13, 2012
How does one transform a small intimate venue like the Fonda Theatre into an arena like rock show? Few people can accomplish such a task. Richie Sambora easily managed to pull off this feat while touring in support of his new solo album Aftermath of th ... More >>
A successful Orange County certified public accountant and property owner indicted for his role in a brazen con game got a break this week inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.Facing a potential prison trip, Michael Alan Taylor of Seal Beach argued that while he worked closely wi ... More >>
Sama Wareh and her art piece 'Starts With One"As the now 11-month old uprising continues in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, the death toll continues to mount. The opposition stronghold Syrian city of Homs has faced continued shelling this week. Those who survive do so on dwindling fo ... More >>
Speaker of the
Palestinian parliament Aziz Duwaik, whose secret meeting with UC Irvine students and faculty visiting Israel
in 2009 raised cackles in some corners, was ordered to be held without trial for six months,
his lawyer said today. The senior Hamas official, whose name is alternately s ... More >>
Linkin Park Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected them on a personal level. "We have family ties to Japan," Chester Ben ... More >>
Masahiro Sakurai's TwitterA photo by Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai shows empty Tokyo streets after the earthquakeWith the death toll rising above 10,000 people, 88,000 people reported missing and the threat of numerous nuclear meltdowns, Japan is facing its worst national catastrophe since World ... More >>
UPDATED, FEB. 28, 4:57 P.M.: Because federal law prohibits firearm possession for those convicted of domestic violence, veteran Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Travis Christopher Unholz's law enforcement career is effectively over."We consider all the ramifications, and in this case, it is going t ... More >>
Photo by John GilhooleyJerry Roach is not dead.Controversy and the Cuckoo's Nest--it's as if Jerry Roach
never left us.
But many assumed the owner of the former Costa Mesa punk rock club had left
"People thought I was dead," he tells me with a chuckle.
Flickr user Thor ArvidThe world thought Scrubs actor Zach Braff was dead yesterday for a few hours--suicide, they said. Turns out, it was just a Scrubs fan that had created a faker CNN page in 2007 that somehow resurfaced. In an age where someone's Wikipedia page is edited spookily quick to ... More >>
I met Kayte Turner at her Handmade District craft fair earlier this year, and have always been impressed with just how much time and energy she spends giving back to the community, while still having time to create one of a kind bags, bike basket liners (I have one!) and coasters for her i ... More >>
Woman or half-breed?As mentioned in my ¡Ask a Mexican! column this week, I'll be speaking tomorrow to the Anaheim Historical Society at what's now called the Woelke-Stoffel House but which generations of Anaheimers know as the Red Cross House. Address is 418 N. West St., Anaheim, (714) 292-0042, an ... More >>
What are you doing in May 2009? Not sure yet? Well, try to pencil in a few days for OC Music Fest 09, which happens in about 10 months in Irvine and promises to feature nearly 100 established and up-and-coming bands.
In the meantime, you creative types may want to enter the Be The Shirt band/art ... More >>
In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on Shadowlands.net.
So take some time and have a read. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends and scare yourself silly! M ... More >>