Jack Grimshaw

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    March 25, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, March 25Night BeatsBurger Records Armed with a snarling fuzz guitar and lo-fi vocals, Night Beats will likely remind you of your favorite Nuggets compilation album. Originating from Seattle, Washington, Night Beats craft a raw, psychedelic sound that harnesses the best instrumental influe ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    This Week In Food: Taverna Blu, Pot Tamales, and Bootlegger's on the Move

    Hello ladies and gents, let's take a look at this week in food... Edwin reviewed Taverna Blu, the new Greek restaurant in the Irvine Spectrum, and it seemed to prove that dining at the Spectrum has turned over a new leaf. Yum! Then he moved on to funny things and shared a story about Guy Fieri, and ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Nov. 9-11

    Friday, November 9Haymarket SquaresSlidebar The Haymarket Squares specialize in a quick clip brand of folk music. Using mandolin, piano, and whistling, they weave a folk tapestry while busting lyrics about righteous anger and the songs of Britney Spears. N ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Eat This Now: Kickin' Ketchup

    Written by our resident Brit, Jack Grimshaw... Sexy, ketchup ain't. If your shining moment is being the punch line of a joke (albeit one told by the delectable Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction), then you have, in PR and advertising lingo, an image problem. And Dana Point's Beach Cities Ketchup aims to ch ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Piraat, Our Drink of the Week!

    ​ Written by our resident Brit, Jack Grimshaw...It was a vision from hell. For seafarers in the 17th and 18th centuries, there was no sight more bowel-loosening than a horde of no-quarter-given-or-sought pirates swarming over your taffrail with cudgels, cutlasses, battle axes and bad intent. (If E ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    This Week In Food: New Slater's 50/50, Hipster Blueberry Donuts and Piraat!

    ​It's time for our weekly round-up of all the tasty news you may have missed (see awesome popsicle to the right).Taste it all after the jump!

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    December 22, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Storm Status: Road and Shelter Closures

    ​Update, December 22, 10:08 p.m.: The emergency shelter at Mission Viejo High School has closed, the county announced this evening.Evacuated residents in need of shelter can still go to Laguna Beach High School and El Modena High School in Orange. (Addresses are on the next page.)The county's most ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Billionaire Hedonist Satanist?

    ​No, that's not a reference to Richard Branson.But our eagle-eyed proofreader Jack Grimshaw caught Moxley's last post about Henry T. Nicholas and did notice a helluva resemblance between the Broadcom founder and another notorious pagan. See side-by-side shots and Jack's description after the jump ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Marathon Party to Aid LA Jazz Institute Leaving CSULB

    ​ By Jack GrimshawThe names Cannonball, Coltrane and Art Pepper do it for you? Always wanted to see the Bill Holman Band, the Steve Hufstetter Big Band, the Carl Sanders Be Bop Band, the Gerry Gibbs Quartet and Frank Capp--on the same bill?   You up for 12 straight hours of straight-ahead liv ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    OC Marathoners Are The Wheel Deal

    yaaaay / Flickr / Creative CommonsNot the LA Marathon. This report filed by Weekly proofreader/velocity junkie Jack Grimshaw:  Two questions remain from Monday's L.A. Marathon: Where did all these hotshot OC wheelchair racers suddenly come from, and what the hell is in the water in Katherine ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Ex-Sheriff Carona Walks the Yard (Nervously)

    Jack Grimshaw, the Weekly's eagle-eyed proofreader, just whipped up this diddy. Imagine disgraced, prison-bound, ex-Sheriff Mike Carona singing the following to his future minimum security federal pen inmates to the tune of Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line":I keep a close watch on my cellmate Spike,I ... More >>

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    February 26, 2008

    Carona poll: We have a winner!

    Ladies and gents, Carona's "Little Sheriff" is no more. You voted, and rechristened the indicted top cop's more active head The Little Debbie Snack. All hail OC Weekly's fabulous proofreader Jack Grimshaw for his creativity and ability to rip off McKee Foods. Jack, you win. . .The Little Debbie S ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    2.4 million reasons to check your state taxes REALLY carefully!

    Just got your W2? Wondering how long you can leave it this year before working out how much of your I-can-see-why-I'm-not-living-in-Malibu income you owe the Governator and the feds? Well, there's some bad news from Sacramento you need to be aware of before you have an even worse day than necessar ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008

    Mikey Carona's Folsom Prison Blues!

    Well, ask and you shall receive. . .looks like we're starting a Carona lyric-swap library. Yesterday, Roy Rivenburg and Lisa O'Neill Hill took on The Knack's "My Sharona." Today, our very own Jack Grimshaw shot us his lovely bastardization of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." P.S. If anyone els ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008

    High Tides and Green Grass

    Does your proofreader have a sense of humor? Ours does. Here's something from the very awesome Jack Grimshaw: There’s always a bright spot - you just gotta look hard enough. Amid real estate gloom and doom – sub-prime-mortgage backlash, new and used home inventories stacked deeper than the aby ... More >>

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