It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
What is it with Anaheim and lists these days? Earlier this summer, Conde Naste Traveler, in spite of Mayor Tom Tait's 'Year of Kindness' initiative, ranked it as the ninth-unfriendliest city in the U.S.. Then, a few months later, Livability lauded Anaheim as the 28th best place to live in the count ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Fashionistas Tiffany Borland, Joann Doan and Beth Jones on their summer must-haves!
Confession time: Like many in the media, I looked at Kevin E. Harris blowing himself up, having covered his Costa Mesa house in foil to prevent the government from reading his mind and writing the gubment was also behind the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson, John Lennon and everyone who perished ... More >>
The other department-issued shoe has dropped as veteran Huntington Beach Police Officer Erik Michael Krause was sentenced today to a year of probation and 30 days in jail that can be set aside if he completes 100 hours of community service. That's the same sentence veteran Garden Grove Police Office ... More >>
A Garden Grove police officer, who reached out to a Huntington Beach cop he did not know to successfully get a ticket fixed for a woman in the alcohol industry in exchange for booze, has likely escaped jail time. A jury in December convicted Michael John Zannitto, 47, of misdemeanor conspiracy to ob ... More >>
The legendary LGBT activist hopes to become chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County
A jury Thursday found police officers from Garden Grove and Huntington Beach guilty of conspiring with each other via texts and phone calls to get a traffic ticket dismissed for a woman who promised them free booze. Erik Michael Krause, 44 and a 22-year veteran of HBPD, and Michael John Zannitto, ... More >>
Police officers from Garden Grove and Huntington Beach have been charged with conspiring with each other via texts and phone calls to get a legitimate traffic citation dismissed. Erik Michael Krause, 43 and a 22-year veterans of HBPD, and Michael John Zannitto, a 46-year-old who has been on the Gar ... More >>
Ahhh Orange County. We might be known for our beautiful weather, pristine coastlines, and gorgeous people but we are soooo much more than that! Orange County is also the stomping grounds of some of the funniest comedic talent. With that said, we thought we'd do a little bragging on some of O.C.'s fi ... More >>
Timing must be everything for Orly Taitz. The Aliso Viejo lawyer/dentist/real estate saleslady/Gabor sister/"Queen of the Birthers" started going medieval on Megyn Kelly in December, when the Fox News anchorbot dared host a panel discussion on Barack Obama's presidential eligibility without invit ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 19, 11:50 A.M.: After an lengthy session that extended well past the end of the union's declared cutoff time, negotiators have announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement with the grocery stores; it looks like the strike is off for now, pending a vote by the union members. ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Picking through the shards of the bankrupt televangelism empire.
Another busy weekend: Buzzy hip-hop group Odd Future stopped by the Glass House, dreamboat/renaissance man Brandon Boyd showed off some art at Hurley, Studio K returned to Knott's, KROQ's April Foolishness hosted another big show, Ani DiFranco re-stole our hearts and Fitz and the Tantrums brought ... More >>
The union that represents Anaheim Disney Resort motel workers is being criticized for a flier being distributed to guests of the theme parks that warns, "Keep Your Children Close! Places Like Disneyland are a Magnet for 'Pedophiles.'""Has Local 11 gone too far?" begins a thread on Mouse Planet, a ... More >>
Palace intrigue erupts in 401Highlights from the local media today include: Susan Kang Schroeder Announces She'll Be DAOkay, okay. I'm kidding. So the real news isn't that dramatic, but there's nevertheless been a major development in Orange County's criminal justice system. Former state ass ... More >>
Boysenberry pie on floorKCRW-FM 89.9's Good Food with Evan Kleiman program is branching out into the world of pies. For the next couple of months, the show's blog will have a blog post daily on pies. Yours truly, as a Good Food contributor, wrote a rant for them on boysenberry pie, which I've inc ... More >>
Chadd McKeen helps medical-pot patients grow their own, while openly bashing some weed dispensaries
[Moxley Confidential] Is GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman really Arnold Schwarzenegger with a skirt?
Fiorina: I'm on the DeVore diet.A conspiracy theorist might suspect that the boys running the California Republican Assembly (CRA) state convention in Buena Park this weekend wanted to slight U.S. Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell. Irvine's ultra-conservative Chuck DeVore, who also ... More >>
The winter storms pounding the region have produced more than floods, tornadoes and heavy surf. They have also spawned YouTube videos capturing the deluge.The first video should boost the Sink the Breakwater campaign . . .
Welcome to Wiley World.Lilly Fowler of Salon.com recently parachuted into "Wiley World."That would be the nickame for the domain of pastor Wiley Drake of the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park. As Clockwork and other Weeklings have blogged since President Barack Obama's election, Drake h ... More >>
Carousel News & Trader--A Sun Valley-based trade mag for the mighty carousel industry--previews a book about Orange County amusement parks that pre-date Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Early Amusement Parks of Orange County trades on author and former Disney/Knott's ride operator Richard Harr ... More >>
In David Michaelis’ new biography, Charles Schulz’s shell proves hard to crack
'WHO or WHAT raised you?'
We love KOCE-TV Channel 50, watch it for television genius (and Orange County Business Journal editor) Rick Reiff's wonderful coif, the in-depth author interviews conducted by Maria Hall-Brown, and the Register-friendly worldview of Real Orange. So it pains us to discover that KOCE president Mel Rog ... More >>
June 21 - June 27
This week in bringing back a bigger dining guide
Orange Countys 74 Greatest Holes-in-the-Wall
India Houses buffet as a meal metaphor for the worlds largest democracy
Saying goodbye to Bar 330s Totally 80sAnd Hello
Which means Orange County must be finished
Vengeance isnt justice
Radioactive Beagles Here? Sure!
The life and death of the Santa Ana River