John Wayne

  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    John Wayne Drank at Class of '47

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    John Wayne's Big Canyon Home is Again for Sale--at Double the Price It Went for in 2011

    When I saw a link to an item on John Wayne's old Big Canyon home being for sale, I figured it must've been a piece from a few years back. Figured wrong, pilgrim, because the three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,448-square-foot house that was on the market for $2.6 million in 2010 is back on the market f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    News & Notes as Newport Beach Film Festival Opens Tonight with Doc Broadway Idiot

    The greatest thing about last Thursday's Newport Beach Film Festival issue was that I freely said with pride that I was on the cover, the idea being people assumed that was a reference to the rock-hard abbed fellow holding the giant film reels, not the "By Matt Coker" type on the lower right.Those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    [SLIDESHOW] What the TSA Confiscates at John Wayne Airport

    When it comes to John Wayne Airport, thankfully, amazingly not much contraband is found on passengers by your friendly local Transportation Security Administration helpers. In 2011, the TSA at John Wayne confiscated 111 items that they deemed "extremely dangerous," according to Nico Melendez, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Canadian at the Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill, Our Drink of the Week!

    Stuck in standby hell in John Wayne Airport, my prospects of getting to Las Vegas for a conference diminishing with each full flight of chicks in ass shorts and the bros they love, I decided to do something I had never done before at our lil' airport that can: eat lunch. John Wayne's much-ballyhooed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Hilarious Anti-Newport Beach Statement of the Day!

    "Shh!!! Be very quiet--we're flying over rich people."--Whispered over the intercom of a Southwest Airlines flight this morning by a flight attendant as the plane left John Wayne Airport. John Wayne, of course, is notorious among pilots and passengers for its wild, nearly vertical liftoff, designed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    John Wayne Airport's Terminal C Opened Today; Flights To Mexico Expected By Next Summer

    ​Today, at 5 a.m., we went tri-terminal. That's right, John Wayne Airport's Terminal C finally opened up. Basically, there's now more parking spaces, check-in kiosks, security lanes, gates and, of course, Starbucks. Here's a map of the airport's add-ons.Yesterday there was an invite-only dedi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    5 Examples That Prove When the Going Gets Bizarre, the Bizarre Go to John Wayne Airport

    ​Recent reports of near-misses in the skies near John Wayne Airport are bad enough.But Orange County's commercial airport seems to have shifted from the scary to the bizarre over the past week.Check out the rundown of five recent examples of weirdness involving planes arriving at or leaving from J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Reality Series Follows Football Team At Long Beach Poly High School

    Current TV​In a new docuseries, Current TV tackles high school football. 4th and Forever follows the team at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, which has a backstory that's very afterschool special. The synopsis:     California's Long Beach Poly High School has sent more players to the ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    How the West Is Won

    The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for 'True Grit'

  • Food

    November 4, 2010

    Capital Grille Has Big Meat for Big Money

    South Coast Plaza's newest eatery will set you back a paycheck, but the steak will have you happy in the poorhouse

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    The Duke's Former Big Canyon Home for Sale

    ​A 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom house in Newport Beach's Big Canyon community is on the market for $2.6 million. No big whoop--until you mosey up to the fact the 4,448-square-foot house off the 4th tee of the private Big Canyon golf course was once owned by "The Duke," John Wayne.In fact, the address is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    John Wayne Airport Named Among 10 Scariest

    ​John Wayne Airport is one of the 10 scariest airports in the world.That's the opinion of "a couple of pilots, along with SmarterTravel readers," who provided "their insights and experiences with difficult takeoffs and landings" to the travel site.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Japanese Airline To Serve Draft Beer On Flights

    Flickr user smullComing soon to an airline near you: keg stands in free fall.​All Nippon Airlines announced today that they will begin serving draft beer on internal flights, principally to and from Okinawa. The advertisement states that prices per cup will be 800¥-1000¥ (US $9.15-$11.43).

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Ugo Allesina of Prego, Part One

    Kimberly Valenzuela​Of all the Los Angeles-area airports, John Wayne has the best food within easy striking distance. The traffic at LAX prevents people from eating nearby; Burbank's airport is in an absolute desert of food, and Ontario is even worse. Long Beach has some good options, but if you'r ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Bai Ling, Muslim Punks, Black Star Canyon's Warlock Among 15 Newport Beach Film Festival Highlights

    Here are 15 things I'm looking forward to at the Newport Beach Film Festival, which kicks off tonight and continues through April 29. These are based on preview screenings, festival descriptions and even less-informed​1) Bai Ling on the red carpet tonight. Years ago, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Virgin America Aborts OC Flights

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    John Wayne's Ghost Aboard the Wild Goose REVEALED!!!

    Remember John Wayne in this get-up as you look for his ghost in the following photos.​To preview the Lido Boat Show, which brought out John Wayne's old yacht Wild Goose for four days of tours before coming to a close Sunday, Clockwork related a tale from the Weekly's past about "Psychic to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Maybe John Wayne's Old Yacht Will Produce Wild Goosebumps Now

    Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc.Boo! It's the Wild Goose.​John Wayne's onetime yacht the Wild Goose is being trotted out to drum up interest in the 31st annual Lido Yacht Expo in Newport Beach Sept. 24-27.Don't blame organizers for pulling out all the stops. Are there really shoppers for yachts these days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Taco Truck at John Wayne Airport?

    ​Just came back from picking up my chica at John Wayne, and I saw the strangest sight: a taco truck serving food! It was around 10:45 in the morning, and I have no idea what they sell or if it's worth it to eat, since TSA would've disappeared my ass if I stopped my car more than 30 seconds. I hate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    John Wayne Classic Remade, Now With 100% More Grandson

    The patron saint of Orange County aviation and ass-kickery lives! If you think we're going to rely on cowboy clichés to write about John Wayne's grandson starring in a remade John Wayne movie, you're wrong. We're going to let the press release do that for us:Thirty years after John Wayne - the face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Looking Back at 2008: The Ecstasy and the Irony

    This is not a look back at disgraced Sheriff Mike Carona, the Little Sheriff, the Debs, the Little Debbie Snack, the Freeway Complex Fire, Rick Warren, Wiley Drake, any lantern-jawed preacher with the last name of Schuller, pedo-priests, the 241 toll road extension, Proposition 8, fluctuating gasol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    John Wayne vs. Mark Sanchez

    University of Southern California quarterback and Mission Viejo High product Mark Sanchez may be OC Weekly's coverboy today, but USC Public Relations is right now propping up another Trojan football player with ties to Orange County. This former Trojan player never scored a touchdown, seeing as ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    John Wayne, Robert Burns and the Great Glasgow Airport Debate

    Member of the Scottish Parliament Alex Neil played the Duke card as he joined Scottish government officials in pressing for renaming Glasgow Prestwick Airport after Robert Burns in honor of the poet, lyricist and Scotland favorite son's 250th birthday in January. "I remember flying into John Wayne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    We're Getting Gay Married!

    It was about 10:45 this morning when I flipped on KFWB after getting out of my Santa Ana Saturn dealership—the TV wasn't on in their waiting room, but it would've been interesting to see the reaction of the elderly woman with the scrunched-up face engrossed in her Orange County Register when she h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Newport Beach Wants More Wayne

    As impressive as the statue of John Wayne is at Santa Ana airport, I've always preferred the one of the Duke on horseback in front of the Larry Flynt building in Los Angeles. Some might say that having a conservative icon adorning the building of a notorious libertine is inappropriate; I say they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Give the Gift of John Wayne for Free! is the Fred Thompson of conservative websites--not as loony as WorldNetDaily, not as shrill as OC's own Hugh Hewitt, but nevertheless wacky. And if you can't tell by the boring stories on their website, just look at what they're offering people who subscribe to Newsmax Magazine: a free c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Haunted Hotspots of Orange County (and Surrounding Cities!)

    ​In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on So take some time and have a read. Hey, even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends. ANAHEIMAnaheim A ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still inh ... More >>

  • Film

    April 19, 2007

    More Festival Reviews . . .

    What's playing at the Newport Beach Film Fest

  • Film

    April 19, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: The Searchers

  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    John Wayne Is Orange County

    Expanded for the Web! Newport Beach Film Fest honors the icon. Its about time

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Weird and Wonderful

    Eraserhead, A History of Violence, Star Wars Episode IV and more

  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Special 'choose your own movie of the week' week!

  • Columns

    January 19, 2006

    First Person

    Truth and Fiction in John Wayne's America
    James Frey and Me

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Flying at 30,000 Feet . . .

    . . . Without leaving the ground or entering the terminal

  • Columns

    June 17, 2004
  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    I Steel Them From You!

    10 Mexican-bashing songs from the rock & roll canon

  • Culture

    March 25, 2004

    Duking it out

    And not leaving Las Vegas

  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Bombs Away

    The American Cinematheques party at Ground Zero

  • Columns

    October 10, 2002
  • Features

    October 18, 2001

    What Would John Wayne Do?

    We go to a famous psychic in the bedroom of the Dukes yacht for answers in these troubled times

  • Features

    September 20, 2001


    A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport

  • Film

    February 22, 2001

    Lonesome Cowboys

    The admirable obsolescence of John Wayne

  • Columns

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Friday the 13th, the Mailer

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 124

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