John Gilhooley

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    April 9, 2014

    Debunking the Five Most Ridiculous Assertions About E-Cigarettes

    Assertions about e-cigarettes run the gamut from factual, misinformed, overly positive, and just downright stupid. The latter is the easiest to run with because it's just so damn sensational and easily debunked. Here are our favorites...

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    October 3, 2013

    Ten OC Girls You've Probably Dated

    You live here in Orange County long enough, you realize that even in this wildly diverse county of ours, all the chicks are virtually the same. Oh, they'll come in different sizes, income brackets, and levels of prettiness, but our ladies seem to gravitate toward particular tribes, with membership f ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron- Queen Mary - June 8, 2013

    Ink N Iron (Day 2) Queen Mary June 9, 2013 Ink N Iron was in full swing by the time we arrived on Saturday afternoon. People were clearly excited to be there dressed up in their pin up outfits, showing off their tattoos or even getting some ink at the festival for the day that boasted punk icons Igg ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Announcing OC Weekly's First-Ever "People Issue," Out March 7!

    When we started doing Best Of issues for this infernal rag years ago, we always insisted on including mini-features we called "Personal Bests"--profiles of awesome people (with the accompanying glamor shot) who never could quite make it into the regular rotation of our paper of crime, sex, and taque ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Yeatie Boys

    Tiki Bar

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    June 11, 2012

    Ink-N-Iron - Queen Mary - 6/8-6/10/12

    Ink-N-IronQueen Mary6/8-6/10By: Kelsey BowenSee also:*Photos from Ink-N-Iron over the weekendWhat happens when you put a stage in front of the Queen Mary and you allow for people to stay there, get drunk and get tatted up all weekend long? Well you get Ink-N- Iron, which turned, into a giant party&n ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    [UPDATED] Burger Parlor Announces Brick And Mortar

    Photo by John Gilhooley​UPDATED: DECEMBER 12, 2011: Via an advance copy of a press release from their PR representation, we learn that BP's run at Rialto Cafe is now over. In addition, the future home of Burger Parlor will not only have its own beer sommelier, but biweekly menus for their vegetari ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Ten Great Places for Ice Cream in Orange County

    Photo by John Gilhooley​You just recovered the mittens you stored away last season from the deepest part of your coat closet. Last night, you wore socks to bed because you didn't want your toes to lose feeling again. The heater's being used for the first time this year, and it still hasn't cooked ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    [UPDATED with Slideshow:] We Were Feared, Punk Rockumentary on Cuckoo's Nest, Has Hollywood Close-Up

    ​UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Occupy Protest to be Held on UC Irvine Campus

    ​It looks like UC Irvine students are going to try their hand at the Occupy game once again with another protest. The Irvine contingent of Occupy Orange County has been Tweeting support  for the event, which is set to take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Ring Road, the main drag throu ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    [UPDATED: Judge Says Cannabis Clubs Can Re-Open] Sue Lester, OC Weekly Cover Gal, Ordered to Close Pot Club

    John Gilhooley​UPDATED, May 20, 1:09 PM: At a hearing this morning,  Judge Chaffee  lifted the temporary restraining order against Herban Elements and the other dispensaries located at 440 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, whose case is being argued by attorney Christopher Glew. He scheduled a J ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    LA Times: The History Behind Huntington Beach's Don the Beachcomber

    John Gilhooley​If you've ever wondered what the story was behind places like Don The Beachcomber and Trader Vic's, the LA Times published a good but short article on Donn Beach, father of the Polynesian-themed restaurant and a subculture of people called tiki-philes.

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    February 10, 2011

    Blackmarket Bakery "Cake Open House" This Saturday

    Photo by John Gilhooley​Stopped by the bakery this morning to munch on some carb delights. Found out Rachel Klemek and the gang are scheming something new in their kitchen laboratory.The last open house I attended showcased their love of wine flour. Penne pasta caberneti and nutty noir Cabernet ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Blackmarket Bakery Open House Includes Three Food Trucks

    Photo by John Gilhooley​ One of our favorite bakers Rachel Klemek, recipient of an OC Weekly Best Of 2010 accolade, will be having an open house at her Blackmarket Bakery this Saturday, October 30th from 2-5 p.m. She will be flanked by a trio of food trucks.

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    July 19, 2010

    Guess the Location of That Racist T-Shirt Stand!

    John Gilhooley​Though it's true these shirts are baaarely skirting the crystal clear offense of racism with no outright text, the Totenkopf ("Death's Head"), Nazi eagle crest, Iron Cross and Confederate flag imagery speak for itself. Full picture and location after the jump.

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    July 15, 2010

    Jeff Duggan of Portola Coffee, Part Three

    John Gilhooley​Yesterday, we called Jeff Duggan a coffee geek. This, it turns out, was not 100% accurate; he is really more of a coffee mad scientist, the Dr. Emmett Brown of java, except, you know, with better hair. On the Line usually features a recipe from the featured chef on the third day; si ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    TOMORROW: CJ Ramone and the Yeastie Boys at Galaxy Concert Theatre

    ​Carrying the torch for the Ramones is a heavy burden for a bass player to carry--especially when it's not Dee Dee. But when we heard CJ Ramone--the band's last bassist before their retirement---would be stopping by the Galaxy Concert Theatre to thrash out the three-chord hits of punk's iconi ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Video: 1st Annual Clown Jam at the Doll Hut

    salsphotos.netEat your heart out, Insane Clown Posse.Call us clownaholics, but after goofing around with the Yeastie Boys--Costa Mesa's favorite face-painted, punk rock bozo squad--we just had to pop in to last weekend's 1st Annual All-Star Clown Jam.  Hosted by the Doll Hut in Anaheim, th ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    What You Missed: Warped Tour, The Slam Skate Competition, Psychedelic Furs

    Doug Neill​So the weekend's over, the US is out of the World Cup, and yeah, you're back in the office. Already. But let's relive the weekend. Just for a bit. What'd you miss? We were all over the place again, dropping in on the Warped Tour in Carson, the Slam OC Skate Competition in Costa Mesa and ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    What You Missed: Ink-N-Iron Festival, OC BBQ Festival, Liquid Aloha Festival

    John GilhooleyWe salute you.​Is it over already? We were all about the festivals this weekend. First, we hit up the 7th Annual Ink-N-Iron Festival, where once a year, all things rockabilly collide in one awesome place in Long Beach. We also surveyed the variety of roasting animals at the Orange Co ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Win Swag From The Dirty Heads

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyThe Dirty Heads at the Galaxy Theatre last April​Need your reggae-weed-rock-from-Huntington-Beach fix?  The Dirty Heads have released a special edition of Any Port in a Storm which has 22 tracks and a bonus video, so instead of just giving stuff away, we've put toget ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    What You Missed: Newport Beach Film Festival, Boathouse Collective, The Uprising: Best Trick Skateboarding Contest, the Killingtons

    Andrew YoussefThe Killingtons perform once again at the Glass House.​Michael Rosas of Smile, Jeff Caudill of Gameface, Teen Heroes and the Killingtons performed last night at the Glass House in Pomona. It was the Killingtons' final show of a two-night run, which started Friday night at Alex's Bar ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Attitude Counts at "We Were Feared" World Premiere

    Photo by John GilhooleyOne of the most famous former patrons of the Cuckoo's Nest, with the long-gone Costa Mesa club's owner.​In the documentary Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest, the Costa Mesa club's owner, Jerry Roach, says of punk during an on-camera interview from 30 years ago ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Ira Gabor Essoe Jr., Fallen Officer Remembered 30 Years After He Was Shot

    Photo by John GilhooleyThe memorial service for Sgt. Ira Essoe fills the Saddleback Church worship sanctuary.​Sadly, memorial services for officers killed in the line of duty are not unusual, but yesterday's at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest for Orange County Sheriff's Sgt. Ira Gabor Essoe Jr. d ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Pics: The Dirty Heads at the Galaxy Theatre

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyThey're all waving hi!​Huntington Beach reggae-rockers the Dirty Heads have caught buzz from Rolling Stone and scored a spot opening for the newly reconstituted Sublime (with Rome). Last night, they played the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, and our man John Gilhoo ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Burger Records Curates VICE Sampler, Becomes More Famous

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyThe Burger Records extended family come together​When we put the founders of Fullerton's Burger Records on our cover last year, the idea of an everything-but-CDs music store and label seemed, you know, crazy.Judging by the attention they've been getting, though, things se ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    This Weekend: John Gilhooley Photo Exhibition at Memphis Santora

    John GilhooleyTattoo artist/reality show star Kat Von D.​OC Weekly photographer John Gilhooley will be showing an exhibition of his recent portraits from 2009-2010 at the Memphis Santora (201 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, (714) 564-1064) starting this Saturday. Browse through this slideshow of some of G ... More >>

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    March 9, 2010

    Snoop Dogg Wins Case Against British Government

    John GilhooleySnoop Dogg at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, Santa Ana , Jan. 21​Remember back in 2006 when Long Beach native Snoop Dogg and his entourage allegedly brawled at a British Airways VIP Lounge? And how the British Government went apeshit and banned the rapper from ever entering their boring ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Wax On, Wax Off: Vans Store Opens in Costa Mesa

    by John Gilhooley This past weekend saw the opening of the latest Vans store in Costa Mesa. More rainy weather threatened to put a damper on the celebration, but in the end, the sky remained just clear enough to pull it off. The "What If?" bus (a uniquely weird skate prop) was there, and pros a ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    What You Missed: Tattoo Convention, Snoop Dogg, Cold War Kids, Radiohead

    John GilhooleyYou got a prescription for that? ​So what'd you miss this weekend? We took full advantage of the non-rain and were all over the county and beyond. First, photographer John Gilhooley went to say hi to Snoop Dogg at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. Where he met this gal. Coolest gal ev ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Rich Kane's Gay Orgy Story Draws Sexy Honor

    Photo by John GilhooleyMike: the love boat captain​"The Martha Stewart of Gay Sex Parties"--a Feb. 6, 2008, Weekly story by Rich Kane on a man named Mike and the "fabulously popular sex parties for gay men" he'd been hosting in Central Orange County for 14 years--was just honored for its refreshin ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    What You Missed: Agenda, Sonic Youth, Where's the Band?, AVN

    John Gilhooley The AVN-Adult Entertainment Expo 2010.​What'd you miss this weekend? First up: Photographer John Gilhooley had the worst assignment ever: Shooting the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. It was four days of porn, girls, porn, girls, sex toys and giant inflatable, bucking ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    NSFW PHOTOS: AVN Adult Expo, Las Vegas

    The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo took place on 1/7-1/10 in Las Vegas. Check out some of the newest gals of porn, toys, giant, inflatable, bucking penises and more. Warning, caution, etc.: NSFW. John Gilhooley​

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    January 8, 2010

    Wax On, Wax Off: Catching up with "Surf Story" Creator Robb Havassy

    By John GilhooleyRobb Havassy's house on Costa Mesa's West side is clearly an artist's place. I'm greeted at the door by his three wolf-dog half breeds. Inside, the shelves are cluttered with the odds and ends of a life spent surfing, listening to music, painting, traveling, collecting... Hava ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Edwin's Top Five Dishes of 2009

    John Gilhooley​You've read Gustavo and Dave pick out their Top 5 Dishes of '09. Now it's my turn! At first I thought this would be an easy task, but it is not. To pick out just five dishes out of the hundreds I've sampled this year is like asking a toddler to choose only one toy -- he'd rath ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    What You Missed: The Vandals, Mickey Avalon, Holidays at Disneyland, Ice Cream Man Holiday Party

    Chris VictorioMickey Avalon: Not a bad life.​Did we get your attention? Okay, cool. So for those of you who were already finished with holiday shopping (or maybe not, and just didn't care), it was a pretty full weekend of activities. First off? Orange Countian Mickey Avalon performed at Vanguard i ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Chris Hawk Memorial Paddle-out

    by John GilhooleyHuntington Beach native and surfing legend Chris Hawk passed away at home in San Clemente October 23rd, finally succumbing to oral cancer after a long fight with the disease. Hawk played a key role in creating Huntington Beach's surf culture in the 1960s and 1970s. He won nati ... More >>

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    September 30, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Cycle Zombies Third Annual Motorcycle Rally BBQ Skate Jam

    by John GilhooleyThis past Saturday, Hurley International hosted the Cycle Zombies' Third Annual Motorcycle Rally BBQ Skate Jam at their sprawling headquarters in Costa Mesa. The founders and contributors to the event and its corresponding blog are listed as "Turkey," "GEORGE," "Big Scott," a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2009

    What You Missed: Cycle Zombies, Mickey Avalon, Insane Clown Posse, the Get Up Kids

    Seriously, what's scarier than an Insane Clown Posse fan? An entire venue of Insane Clown Posse fans. Observe:Chris VictorioWe're scared.​On Sunday night, 9/27, Insane Clown Posse visited the Grove of Anaheim. And it was uh, insane. A Faygo massacre. The photos, they scare us. Click here for a ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    On the Line: Aron Habiger of The Crosby

    John Gilhooley​Aron Habiger is the wunderkind chef behind the scenes at the so-hip-it-hurts hangout The Crosby in Santa Ana. Here are his answers to our survey. 1. Dish that you cook that most represents you. Jerk torta. 2. What was the last meal you had at home? Peanut butter and jelly ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Raiders Football, OC Boosters Kick Off Tonight vs. Cowboys

    Photo by John Gilhooley Larry "D-Fence" Garcia is ready for another season of Raiders football.Yes, dear, the NFL is back already. The Oakland Raiders kick off the 2009-2010 preseason versus the Dallas Cowboys tonight from Oakland Coliseum in a preview of this year's Thanksgiving Day game. L ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Big Waves and Hurlington Beach

    by John Gilhooley​This past weekend, our coast was bombarded with the biggest waves we've had in a year. Rumors raged across the county of freak triple overhead closeouts, broken leashes and far worse. We all shuddered and thought of our own near-death surfing moments when we heard that Monte Kevi ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    This Memorial Weekend Brought Us Gross Waters and Bland Cops

    What did you miss by turning off the Internet and getting a sunburn this weekend? John Gilhooley / OCWDid Sandra piss off some more republicans this weekend?Honestly, not a lot. Something happened with North Korea, yeah. But in Orange County? Fluff fluff and fluff. Here's your recommended reading fr ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 4/13

    Jenny Lewis, 7 p.m.Because it's Jenny Lewis. And it's local.The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA; 909-629-0377John Gilhooley Photography Exhibit Having shot covers for the District Weekly, Seattle Weekly, L.A. City Beat (sadly, now defunct) and yours truly--he just shot his 50th for us (s ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    John Gilhooley

    Memphis Cafe

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    April 1, 2009

    The Art of John Gilhooley's Weekly Portraits

    Photographer John Gilhooley--whose portraits often grace the pages of OC Weekly and have also been seen in Long Beach's District Weekly, Seattle Weekly and the just-shuttered LA CityBeat--is showing some of his favorite photographs from the past year and a few big prints of "classics from previous y ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Slideshows: GZA, Slipknot, Pretenders = Busy Weekend

    Mmhmm. This weekend we had folks all over, be it John Gilhooley shooting Sunday's Pretenders show at the Grove of Anaheim, or Robert Fayette pulling double at both GZA (haha, "jizz-a") at Detroit Bar on Friday and Slipknot at the Great Western Forum on Saturday.  That's the Pretenders pictures ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVIIII

    On Saturday, Luke Y. Thompson headed to OC Weekly photographer John Gilhooley's art show at Memphis in Santa Ana, featuring a slew of OC Weekly covers beautifully displayed on a chartreuse wall and printed on glossy, over-sized paper (oh, the glory of glossy!). And across the street from Gilhooley's ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008

    Paige D'Agostino, R.I.P.

    We offer our condolences to longtime Weekly photographer John Gilhooley, whose stepdaughter Paige D'Agostino passed away last Friday. "She received a heart transplant in 2000 and after 7 plus years she had a heart attack and did not make it. Paige was 18," writes John. There will be a memorial co ... More >>

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