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Jay Brockman/OC WeeklyAre you stuck in the bro world or are you living the high life of a pro surfer? It can be hard to tell. Luckily, our own graphic designer and surfer Jay Brockman created this nifty infographic so you know your role. See other handy infographics for the US Open of Surfing i ... More >>
Jay BrockmanWhat are some of the safest places to hide evidence?First of all it is against the law for anyone to advise or assist you in any way to hide evidence of any crime. My best piece of advice to you is to hire a full time attorney and bail bondsmen because you my friend are going to ... More >>
Jay BrockmanFans of the AMC drama Breaking Bad are familiar with Saul Goodman, the ethically-challenged, pretend-Jewish lawyer whose oft-repeated jingle advises potential clients to "Better Call Saul!" So with apologies to comedian Bob Odendirk, we present our latest, newest Navel Gazing column . ... More >>
I mean, it's not like your favorite outpost of alternative newsiness is bastardizing the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, with "Cinco de Drinko" listings. Er, check that.Anyways, in other Cinco de Drunk Tank news, the countywide "Avoid the 38 ... More >>
The Costa Mesa Police Department hopes one good sobriety checkpoint deserves another.From 6 tonight to midnight Thursday, officers will stop vehicles in the 2300 block of Placentia Avenue and check to ensure drivers are licensed and not under the influence of something.Another operation runs from ... More >>
The Buena Park Police Department Traffic Unit conducts a DUI/driver's license checkpoint in front of City Hall at 6650 Beach Boulevard from 7 p.m. tonight until 3 a.m. Saturday.Anaheim police follow up with a checkpoint operation of their own farther up Beach, at the Ball Road intersection, from ... More >>
Hippies love Rush Limbaugh? Hips become boobs? A drug for laughing and crying? Attorneys advertising on piss walls? And the really, really, really friendly skies?Yup, you'll find all this and more in this week's collection of things written from and about Orange County on the Interwebs.
Flickr user namillionaireeBetween infographics on Flamin' Hot Cheetos and much more, it's been quite a week on your favorite infernal blog. Best of the week after the jump!
This week's collection of stuff posted from or about Orange County on the Interwebs includes a Duck call for Paul Kariya, an amazing Surf City aerial shot, the great Palm Springs vs. San Clemente debate, a slice of the 714 transformed into the 909, and what to expect from the rich white girl fro ... More >>
The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show this week pulls from the collection of online tubes and chutes examples of the finest folks who call this region home.We're talking cheatin' radiomen, Mexican trailer trash, Costa Mesa flashers, surgically frightening Midwest transplants and Newport Beach f ... More >>
This week's horrific show--which is composed to things said about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs--takes a road trip. After the jump, you'll be treated to a freeway trickster, an Ultimate Fighter outta gas, a family that lives out of an RV (on purpose) and a surfing skier (and the read ... More >>
DivulgerWhat if OC was taken over by vampires, zombies and other monstrous figures? We aren't having a zombie apocalypse any time soon (we think), but we are having some bands rock out this Saturday at Catalyst in Westminster with a horror-inspired art exhibit titled "Something Was Wrong in ... More >>
The first Orange County Interwebs Horror Show of 2011 looks for local smoke shops that don't card and lovingly admires a Surf City solo dancer and a bitch who out-Octomoms Octomom.Don't worry, those last two are separate items.
This week's Orange County Interwebs Horror Show goes from city to city to see what is being said about them on the Interwebs. Mayors, chambers of commerce officials and visitors and convention bureaucrats may want to skip this one. (Especially in Fullerton, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Huntington Be ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee and other Fox News blowhards yammer on and on about the "War on Christmas" waged by progressives who choke baby Jeebus in the cradle with their "happy holidays" chatter. Some dare call this fear mongering or lefty smearing, but those patriots are right: There is a War ... More >>
The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.
Jay BrockmanOn Thursday nights beginning at 5 p.m., Karl Strauss Brewery brings out a cask of a special release beer and pours it for $3.50 a draft until it runs out. The brewery carries four special release beers a month and each Thursday is something different. Last night's cask featured Parrot ... More >>
Went to write this week's collection of things written about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs, and an episode of Entertainment Tonight broke out. The following batch includes celebrities and TV characters crossing our real estate before ending with La Habra's very own tabloid queen.
Illustration by Jay BrockmanYes, short-term memory is challenging for many of you. But try extra hard thinking back to the not-so-distant past when marijuana legalization in California seemed to be a lock. Alas, Prop 19 was smoked in the statewide election earlier this month.Is it possible that t ... More >>
Have you ever seen the YouTube videos of the annual Big Wheel races down Lombard Street in San Francisco? Adults in costumes get behind the handlebars of the kiddie scoot-scoots before putting their lives at risk on one of the world's most-windy streets. No wonder the sacrificial ritual is held a ... More >>
Jay BrockmanUpon entering AVIA, you will quickly forget that you're in downtown Long Beach--instead you will think you're in a trendy New York City hotel. The lounge is located directly to the right of the hotel's front doors and is dimly lit with sleek and simple furniture. It's the bartenders a ... More >>
Since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit movie theaters in 2004, the once forgotten childhood game has made a comeback. In September, a dodgeball world record was set at UC Irvine. Perhaps hoping to steal some collegiate thunder, Cal State Fullerton is holding an event where dodgeballs wi ... More >>
For this week's look at things said from and about Orange County on the Interwebs, we turn to a familiar topic all over cyberspace: Santa Ana, a pit?As you'll see after the jump, our county seat does have its defenders. It's just that they are so outnumbered.
Jay Brockman/OC WeeklyFor all you unmotivated pot-heads waiting til the last minute to get the facts on Proposition 19, this just in: The election is tomorrow. Take a look at this trippy infographic designed by Jay Brockman. It'll fill you in on everything you need to know about the issues surrou ... More >>
Machine Gun Kelly moves into Huntington Beach, where one resident accuses a neighbor of having sticky fingers. A slumber party provider lets loose. Someone writing about Orange County politics establishes from the first line he doesn't know anything about Orange County politics. Colt Brennan gets ... More >>
You there, engulfed in the Weekly's ripping Best of OC wonderfulness, immediately stop what you are doing.NOW!Please allow us time to make the list complete with the Best Worst Beach Bathrooms.
This week's collection of things on the Interwebs from or about Orange County includes netizen reviews of a car shop, a sandwich shop, UC Irvine dorms, hotspots for meet-ups, Fullerton City Council candidates, San Clemente's immigration checkpoint and Huntington Beach white boys who refer to them ... More >>
The Pop the Lock Crew has struck again!The three masked men tied to recent bank heists in Dana Point, Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch are believed to be behind Tuesday's 5:40 p.m. robbery of the Wells Fargo at 28211 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel.
On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.
One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.
The FBI and the Orange County Sheriff's Department have issued a special bulletin and $10,000 reward for information leading to a live look at that breakin' and frontin' act taking center stage at local banks, the Pop and Lock Crew.B-boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyz!Check that: being sought for capture ... More >>
We previously reported Nadya Suleman hauled in $2,600 at her Saturday garage sale in La Habra.The same day, local law enforcement agencies collected prescription drugs voluntarily given up residents. If cops got a dollar for each pound of medicine they took in, they would have beat Octomom.
Eating, texting or ironing your pants behind the wheel are distracting enough, but can you imagine trying to drive with an ice pick sticking out of your head?The ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Cuevas Villanueva probably did not have time to think of that shortly after he slid into his Mercedes-Benz in ... More >>
Several Orange County cities outright ban 'em, the County of Orange looks the other way at 'em and our neighbors in Long Beach hold lotteries to allow 'em.'em are medical marijuana dispensaries, and as California marches toward possible legalization of the devil's weed this November, existing cli ... More >>
Today begins what will hopefully become a weekly Monday feature, although that may depend on if there is enough content to make that happen. Otherwise, it will go up when there are enough items to make it so. What am I yammering on and on about? The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show, a coll ... More >>
Orange County holds what's billed as its first Mr. Gay competition Saturday--not counting county GOP Central Committee nominating conventions, of course.Organizers expect more than a dozen competitors and 300 pageant watchers for an event that "is sure to set some heads turning in this mostly con ... More >>
UPDATE: See end of post for news of settlement of this case . . . What do you get when you combine a restaurant, Claim Jumper, a $300,000 tax debt to the feds, and a highly litigious society? A condom in the French onion soup, of course!I'm not saying that 51-year-old Zdenek Philip Hodousek from ... More >>
Dr. Enrique Friedman has the cure for whatever ails you, batteries not included. One of his patients wasn't very happy with his prescription, however, and his license to practice psychiatry in Fullerton was revoked last week following allegations made by the Medical Board of California. Find out ... More >>
Jay BrockmanResident surfers may already have names for San O's Great Whites, but so do the scientists. They've been watching the sharks... from space! Researcher John O'Sullivan from the Monteray Aquarium told the OC Register that the piece of yellow tag on one of the sharks was the aquarium's ... More >>
Courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department The so-called "Ho-Hum Bandit" has had a busy weekend of ripping off Orange County banks. Friday, he robbed a CitiBank branch in Newport Beach after hitting up the same location less than a month earlier. On Saturday, he was right back to work revisiting ... More >>
There is a sweet new way to predict earthquakes and it's making waves throughout Southern California. Many scientists believe that predicting earthquakes is still impossible, but the Mogi Doughnut seems more credible than the Quake Quack's theory. Colorful charts do not a seismologist make. Acco ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BrockmanDianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>
Despite the city's enforcement and court moves against Lake Forest Wellness Center, the medical marijuana dispensary has kept it doors open through the ongoing appeals process--and was able to celebrate at least a partial victory as the last of 21 clinics in town still in operation.Now, the dispe ... More >>
The Orange County Mystery Mammal is coming! No, not the OC housewife with an addiction to plastic surgery. It's a sea creature, also known as Paleoparadoxia, that once foraged for food like an ancient hippo-elephant thing, off the Southern California coast before going extinct some 10 million yea ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BrockmanLet the campaign against marijuana legalization in California begin! A coalition of clergy, law enforcement and assorted busy bodies gather under the Californians for Drug Free Youth banner in Universal City this morning to "raise awareness about the dangers of marijua ... More >>
Jay BrockmanIf you live or work within 10 miles of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), a.k.a. "the giant pair of boobs," the Feds would like to have a word with you about a little thing called radiation poisoning. EVERYONE PANIC!
Jay BrockmanYou want a brand spanking new set of breasts to replace your old implants, with a little liposuction on the side, but you don't have the $12,000 to pay for the surgeries. What do you do?
Jay BrockmanThe president and CEO of the Orange County Fair and Events Center got egged, which apparently costs $3,000 to clean up. And then there is the noxious liquid . . .
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