Jennie Warren

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    10 Essential Costa Mesa Restaurants

    This is a list of restaurants your humble food writer has deemed his ten favorite in a city that's arguably one of the best restaurant cities in Orange County, one where OC Weekly World Headquarters happens to reside (lucky us!). Should any Travel Channel show host, visiting businessman, or a recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Ten Great Italian Restaurants In Orange County

    ​When we initially began compiling our list, it appeared relatively easy. But when we got to talking to others about their love of all things pizza, pasta and marinara, there were so many more places to consider. We're certain your place for that perfect slice is missing from our ranks, so make it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    El Centro Cultural de Mexico Faces Eviction

    ​El Centro Cultural de Mexico, a long standing non-profit in the city of Santa Ana, faces eviction by mid-July. The award-winning organization has been housed for the past five years at the Knights of Pythias building on the corner of West Fifth Street and Broadway. The location had been one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Two Guns

    Jennie Warren​(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Two Guns--comprised of Kevin Poush, Aaron Bradford, Brad Lindsay, Harris Pittman and Gabe P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Noose Hung at Gay Rights Group's Office; Demand Made for Police Probe

    ​UPDATE: Equality California's executive director released a statement tonight in response to Santa Ana Police "mishandling" a potential hate crime (see end of post) . . . A volunteer for a nonprofit that works for legal protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered returned to h ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Fear and Longing In Karaoke

    The contestants in KaraokeFest battle stage fright, self-doubt and one another

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    See You At The Liquid Aloha Fest! Two Guns' Kevin Poush Is Definitely A Pineapple Pizza Man

    MySpace / Jennie Warren ​To celebrate the 14th anniversary of OC Weekly's annual summer guide, we're co-hosting a party with the Kona Brewing Co. at The Strand, 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach on Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. It's all ages, and free--so you have no excuse to miss it! There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Director's Own Words: Nathan Apffel of "Lost Prophets--Search for the Collective"

    Photo by Jennie WarrenNathan Apffel in his Lost Prophets work clothes.​"We were in Australia shooting the Dave Rastovich and Chris Del Moro story in the film. We had almost a month worth of shooting and traveling with them--it was a journey of a lifetime. We were invited to go up to this beau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Director's Own Words: Marc Salomon of "Camp Chuck"

    Photo by Jennie WarrenMarc Salomon jumps for his Camp Chuck director of photography Justin Ostensen.​"One thing our executive producer Bob Hrobak loves to do while on location shooting in Texas is fish. And who wouldn't, with the convenicence of Chuck's personal lake not a stone's throw away from ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    The New Yorker Tags Along With OC Gay-Rights Activists

    Jennie Warren / OC Weekly OCEC board members (front) Cas Gregory, Archer Altstaetter and Felicity Figueroa with (back) Equality California's Elizabeth Aversa and Daniel shad​Last week's New Yorker magazine featured "A Risky Proposition," an exhaustive, fascinating look at the prospects for the leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    ESPN Ignores Mater Dei Hoops Coach Gary McKnight's Rapist-Coddling Past

    Photo by Jennie WarrenThe only OC creep who gets a bigger pass than McKnight is Bishop Brown...​SO....Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight set another prep hoops record--he's now the winningest coach in California high school B-ball history--and the local press busted another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    More on OC's Reinvigorated Gay-Rights Movement

    Jennie Warren / OC Weekly​A few ideas I couldn't quite fit into this week's cover story on gay-rights activism in Orange County: - LGBT-rights doesn't necessarily mean LGBT: Most of the LGBT activists working in Orange County told me that one of the most remarkable thing about the network that has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    Foes of Proposed Orange County Fair Sale Launch Website

    Photo by Jennie WarrenAre certain fair board elements taking Orange Countians and state taxpayers for a ride?Some anonymous Orange County Fair employees have created a website that channels their displeasure with the proposed sale of the state-owned fairgrounds in Costa takes parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    OC Tech-Savvy Registrar Swats Insect Threat To Voters [Update from Debra Bowen]

    Jennie WarrenTo anyone who says Twitter is horrible, consider the following. Where else would you find out about the greatest threat facing Orange County voters in today's special election -- bees?Six hours ago, the Twitter account of OC Registar of Voters Neal Kelley alerted us that his office was ... More >>

  • About Us

    March 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    Album Covers Of The Year 2006

    To their credit, Pitchfork compiled a more-or-less well done 25 worst album covers of the year list, but they're remiss in not recognizing the power of a well done album cover. Rather than complain, we're taking matters into our own hands and making a list of our own. If RIAA doomsayers are to be be ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 21, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Clown On Their Fingers and Clown On Their Toes: And we shall have music wherever we go