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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Current TVIn 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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).
Kimberly ValenzuelaOf 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 >>
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 nonsense.Ling-Bai.blogspot.com1) Bai Ling on the red carpet tonight. Years ago, ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Newsmax.com 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 >>
In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on Shadowlands.net.
So take some time and have a read. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends and scare yourself silly! M ... More >>
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 in ... More >>