So yesterday mornin,g a JetBlue flight headed from Long Beach to Austin had to turn around shortly after take off when one of its engines blew out, filling the cabin with smoke. The flight crew successfully made an emergency landing, and all 142 passengers and five crew members made it off the plan ... More >>
Mattern Deli, LinX and all the other places to get a banger (and a green chorizo and longanisa and bratwurst) in your mouth
The surprising thing is not that Long Beach Airport wound up No. 2 on Cheapflights' 2012 Airport Affordability Index. Besides being easy to get in and out of, having plenty of parking and being the regional hub for JetBlue and its individual passenger teevees, LGB often proves to be a departure poin ... More >>
Photo by Gary WalkupYou may not know it, but Bigmista's Barbecue is kind of a big deal. Listed on Jonathan Gold's 99 Things To Eat Before You Die 2010, the BBQ competitor-turned-caterer sells at farmers markets across far-flung parts of L.A. They've been geographically inconvenient for us behind ... More >>
Flickr user waltarrrrrThe Wolfpack Hustle on the Tour de Carmageddon. The biggest Carmageddon victors weren't the road workers (though they did a fantastic job completing their bridge-demolishing project about 17 hours ahead of schedule), or the Southern California drivers who emerged unscathed b ... More >>
OC Register media pool photoProsecutor Matt Murphy nabs another murdererIn most respects, today was a typical day in Orange County: Surfers hit Pacific Ocean waves under a cloudless sky. Shoppers crammed into South Coast Plaza. The notorious 55 freeway wrecked people's schedules. Excited tourists ... More >>
JetBlueUPDATE, JUNE 12, 5:50 P.M.: The deal is sold out! To those who nabbed a ticket: Have fun laughing at all of the suckas on land! ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 2:40 P.M.: Whether it's sheer marketing brilliance or proof that Southern Californians have completely lost it, JetBlue is offering& ... More >>
With the price of gasoline soaring past $4 per gallon, many summer vacationers are scouting the Interwebs for deals on cheap flights.But that's not the only air travel-related data you'll find online. There are also the results of a new survey that show a large portion of flyers are dissatisfied ... More >>
Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese producer of CGI animation clips such as this, has topped itself with its latest and ultra-timely (how do they do it so quickly?) animated "reenactment" on the news that Starbucks is introducing its "Trenta" size. The spoof is equal parts satire and facts.
Do you suppose a budget airline's $40.68 roundtrip flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas has anything to do with JetBlue promoting expanded service between its Southern California hub and Sin City with $19 flights each way?Naaaaaaaaw, totally coinky-dink.
worldprosurfers.wordpress.comPay hefty travel costs only to have the board show up like this on the other end--priceless.Traveling with a surfboard is a bothersome venture. As soon as the board bag goes into the possession of the airline, that stomach-churning feeling sinks in and good luck ritua ... More >>
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-SlaterFormer Jet Blue employee Steven Slater became a household name this summer after quitting his job in epic fashion. It wasn't just another day on the job back August 9 when Slater got into an argument with a passenger over a package. He had finally had ... More >>
Looking up at the skies over north Costa Mesa a couple weeks ago produced a most disturbing site: a JetBlue plane making its normal descent into Long Beach Airport was passed maybe 100 feet above by another airliner heading for either LAX or the landing line at John Wayne Airport. Maybe that's a ... More >>
UPDATE: See end of post for formal charges filed against Bernard Veldhuizen . . .Frustrated by the economic forces piling against him, 46-year-old Bernard Veldhuizen of Tustin allegedly took repossessee-on-repo-man violence to a new level. After barricading himself in his home for 11 hours, ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Many thanks to the guy in the red Magnum
Hello . . . and goodbye: Virgin America pulled out all the stops--and skin--to celebrate the launch of Orange County service last May.Virgin America will cancel flights to John Wayne Airport beginning in May, a year after launching service between Orange County and San Francisco.
Orange County Register: Remember that recent lawsuit brought by the Newport Beach cop who claimed to have been passed over for promotions amid rumors and derogatory comments he was gay? Moxley has been blogging all about it. Anyhoo, Buena Park police officer Pedro Monte ... More >>
Change is afoot at Ballet Pacifica Academy
Ex-Orange County assistant sheriff George Jaramillo pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies and agreed to a year in jail. Here is a story from our archives about how Sheriff Mike Carona and his top deputy planned a dynasty
Grand jury investigating charges sheriffs No. 2 man helped himself to cash destined for cops