Some recent sobriety checkpoints in Orange County netted no or very few DUI
arrests despite thousands of cars passing through them. Interpret that as
you will--they're working or they're unnecessary--not that it matters what you think as more stops are coming, starting tonight in Santa Ana and Gar ... More >>
Though a common court house slogan reads "Justice is Blind," a more accurate slogan would be "These things take time-- even if the suspect is a psychopathic accused super-rapist." The trial of 31-year-old accused child molester and rapist Luis Pineda was scheduled to begin today in Orange Coun ... More >>
Buena Park's Crescent Motel, on the corner of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, will soon be closing down for fumigation and renovations, not violations. As the OC Register reported, owner Loc Van Nguyen agreed to council demands at an hours-long meeting yesterday after appealing the resolution o ... More >>
In other amusement park area lodging controversies, the Buena Park planning commission voted on Wednesday to revoke the permit of Crescent Motel. Located on the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, the property is across the street from Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark, ... More >>
Disney Imagineer Roland "Rolly" Crump (who was instrumental in many of the designs and key elements of the Disney theme parks) is putting together a memoir of his life, and he needs your help!Learn how you can help Rolly after the jump.
ProfessorSalt.comBeef brisket from Los Alamitos team Inhale BBQLast Friday and Saturday, September 23 - 24, fifty BBQ teams from across the Western states took over the lush lawns of Sea Terrace Park for the inaugural Dana Point BBQ Championship. Top teams featured on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters show su ... More >>
The world's Internet's most famous couple is visiting LA this weekend (cue the trumpets!) and in honor of the lovebirds' arrival, Pink's Hot Dogs is offering the "Royal Dog" at both its La Brea and Knott's Berry Farm locations. What does a royal wiener consist of? Two hot ... More >>
Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia CommonsSteve Martin was born in Waco, Texas, moved with his family first to Inglewood, California, and then Garden Grove. He attended Garden Grove High School, took drama and poetry classes at Santa Ana College and applied to Cal State Long Beach hoping to major ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioFood truck gatherings happen practically every day, but few usually benefit charities. Those happening today and tomorrow do.
Today, a so-called "Gourmet on the Go Food Drive Event" is happening at the OCEA (Orange County Employees Association) office in ... More >>
Photo by Kevin ScanlonElvira, out recent cover ghoul, has thrown her two . . . erm . . . cents into the 2010 mid-term election.Elvira's World: Casandra Peterson is pushing 60 and still Mistress of the DarkThe midnight Movie Macabre maven, who for years was the face and . . . uh . . . form of Knot ... More >>
Ten people were hurt when two cars on the Pony Express roller coaster collided during Thursday night's Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm.The Buena Park theme park guests were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Three were 12-year-olds and the rest were adults, according to Orange County ... 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 . . .
NEWS ITEM: The parent company of Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park announced it has agreed to a buyout. Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment--which, besides Snott's, owns 10 other amusement parks, seven water parks and five hotels across the U.S. and Canada--says the $2.4 billion transaction with a ... More >>
OC Weekly's Best of OC Party, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the release of our 13th annual Best Of OC issue with live entertainment, eclectic hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and spirits.
18912 Macarthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
The Crystal Method, 9 p.m.
Tentation Ultra Lounge
4647 ... More >>
Carona free (for now): Yesterday, Sheriff Mike Carona walked out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse with his wife, Debbie, after being cuffed and held in a cell for hours. They'll be back to enter their pleas Monday. Bail was set at $20,000 for each Carona and $10,000 for the sheriff's mistres ... 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 >>
Speed Eating: Would you eat 42 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches in 10 minutes for $1,500? Patrick “P-Rock” Beroletti, a twentysomething-year-old Chicago cook, won the Drum Corps International World Peanut Butter and Jelly Eating Championship this week at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. (Ear ... More >>
Tie the Knott: Talk about taking your metaphors seriously. Nicole Crabtree and Nathan Venderweit (right) had their wedding aboard a roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm. The Times has photos, but no story. The Reg carries the tale.
Sorry, guys: OC's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ... More >>