Jeff Overley

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Cindy Carcamo, Longtime OC Register Immigration Reporter, Bounces to Los Angeles Times, Signals Trouble for New Reg Owner's Strategy

    Well, as the late, great James Brown used to sing, ain't that a groove.Just one day after unveiling the first part of an Orange County Register series on illegal immigration by sea, a series that will no doubt notch multiple awards and was viewed as many as the first step toward returning the Reg in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Jeff Overley Leaves the Orange County Register

    ​Jeff Overley, the longest-tenured writer of the Food Frenzy blog at The Orange County Register, community reporter and restaurant critic, announced his resignation today. Overley and his wife are moving to New York City and are about to discover the wonder of appetizing.

  • Columns

    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Higher Standard of Review for Expensive Burgers

    Dave Lieberman​Two weeks or so ago, Jeff Overley at the Orange County Register wrote a poll for their Food Frenzy blog about whether gourmet burger joints are a rip-off. Overley knows his stuff, and he's got his feet on the ground when it comes to value received for money paid. When something is e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with SJC Spooked:] Banning Pervs in Parks Sweeps OC

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 17, 11:17 A.M.: It's become so routine it's lost its news value: The District Attorney's office announces it's sending a rep before the latest of the 7,000 city councils in Orange County considering a ban on sex offenders in local parks modeled after the county law co-written by DA T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    [UPDATED with Early RSM Nod:] Banning Pervs in Parks Sweeps OC

    ​UPDATE, JULY 29, 9:41 A.M.: The Rancho Santa Margarita City Council voted Wednesday night to move ahead with a ban on registered sex offenders in city parks that is similar to the county law enacted in April.The council agreed that banning only those who have preyed on children would leave kids v ... More >>

  • Food

    June 30, 2011

    Birrieria Chivo de Oro Is the Golden Goat

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana eatery will scare away OC Register readers—more birria for us!

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with SJC Law on Agenda:] Banning Pervs in Parks Sweeps OC

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 22, 10:09 A.M.: While expressing some concern the county pervs-in-parks ban is too broad, the San Juan Capistrano City Council did decide Tuesday night to bring a local ordinance back for a vote July 5.Among the options the city with huge swaths of open space will explore are applyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    [UPDATED with Split Response:] Rackauckas and Hutchens Support Ban on Sex Offenders in Irvine City Parks

    Irvine council members Sukhee Kang, Beth Krom and Larry Agran​UPDATE, MAY 11, 9:54 A.M.: The proposal to ban sex offenders from Irvine city parks did not wow all council members Tuesday night. Mayor Sukhee Kang, Councilman Steven Choi and the councilman who brought the matter before the panel, Jef ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Review Pile Up on San Juan Capistrano's Sol del Sur

    Photo by JC Vera​What we have here is a perfect storm of press over the Southern Sun. Yesterday, The Register published a review by our friend Jeff Overley on Dave Emery's Sol del Sur in San Juan Capistrano. This is the same exact day that my own review came out. Jeff liked it as much as I did. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: Who are Your Favorite OC Food Bloggers?

    ​Seems like a shameless attempt at promoting oneself, but Sherri from Fullerton swears she's not a food blogger:I love you guys, remember when you first printed Shuji as Professor Salt, and have been a groupie of Edwin and Das Ubergeek since they were on the original Chowhound. I'm so glad you got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Another OC Register Food Writer Gone--Surprise! (Not.)

    Food Frenzy on Facebook​The churn that is food writing at the Orange County Register is at work again. Having ejected some outstanding writers (Cynthia Furey, Kat Nguyen, Tenny Tatusian), the latest victim is Niyaz Pirani, one half of the Food Frenzy blogging duo at the Register (and the guy on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    OC Dems party at the zoo​Today's local highlights include:Jerry Brown enjoys OC lovefest at zooDuring a Labor Day weekend party sponsored by local unions and inside the Santa Ana Zoo, attendees treated Jerry Brown, the state's current AG who wants to be governor again, like a rock star. Seema Meht ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    OC Weekly's 22 Wins Dominate Orange County Press Club Awards

    ​OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Hey, Register, How About Full Disclosure on John Campbell-Beth Krom Debate?

    "Pollster" Adam Probolsky also has the "write" stuff.​Longtime Orange County Republican consultant and pollster Adam Probolsky should comment on local elections, including what's shaping up to be a November showdown between Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and the Democrat who wants to take his seat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Review Pile Up on Il Dolce in Costa Mesa

    Jennie Warren​Both the L.A. Times' S. Irene Virbila and the O.C. Register's Jeff Overley reviewed Il Dolce in Costa Mesa yesterday. If you count my own review a few weeks ago, this recent critic pile up has turned into a perfect storm of attention for this little Italian/Argentinean pizzeria that ... More >>