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  • Film

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    "I'm Not a Virgin Anymore":The Best Overheard Quotes at Burning Man

    During Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada becomes a temporary community which comes together to host over 60,000 camping artists, DJs, rangers, volunteers and festival goers for an unrestrained, week-long celebration of culture, spirituality, art and music. With the freedom from currencies, corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Kevin Woyjeck, Former Los Al High Track Athlete, Among 19 Arizona Wildfire Victims

    Among the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew members out of Prescott, Arizona, killed in the 8,000-acre Yarnell Hill wildfire was a popular former Los Alamitos High School track athlete.Kevin Woyjeck, 21, also grew up in Seal Beach, attended Santa Ana College and was the son of Los Angeles County Fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Preview for SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830: Marcus Samuelsson, Montage Eating, and Our Own Bill Esparza!

    If it's a Friday afternoon, that means it's time for the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830 to give us a scoop on what they'll have on their Saturday morning show. Without further ado, here's producer (and kinda-co-host) Andy Harris with the details!

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Susan SurfTone: Former FBI Agent, Surf Guitarist Coming to Long Beach

    ​Nothing cooler than a surf guitarist with a past--especially if, like Susan SurTtone, it's a past that involves Russian spies and such. According to Rebecca Haithcoat at our sister publication LA Weekly, In the early '80s, SurfTone (real name: Susan Yasinski) was an FBI agent in New York, chosen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    LA Weekly's Gold Standard is Back on March 4

    ​Gold Standard is an annual event put on by our sister paper LA Weekly featuring restaurants handpicked by food critic extraordinaire Jonathan Gold. It's a chance to sample some of the most exciting dishes our neighboring county to the north has to offer, all in one swoop, so you can later restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Stream Blu and Exile's Just-Released Album, give me my flowers while i can smell them

    ​Blu is known for being unpredictable, so the fact that this morning he dropped -- with zero fanfare -- his and producer Exile's highly anticipated sophomore release shouldn't be surprising. The Los Angeles duo's 2007 album and Blu's debut, Below the Heavens, made LA Weekly's "Top 20 Greates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    "Nigga in Paris": Jay-Z and Kanye Set a New Record, Which We Pretty Much Predicted

    Sayre Berman​When we heard Jay-Z and Kanye West were playing the song "Niggas in Paris" multiple times during their Watch The Throne tour, we scratched out some highly scientific tabulations and calculated they would perform it 13 times in L.A. Here's how it all began. On the tour's first ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    [UPDATED with Director Hating 3D:] Bong Joon-ho Opens Busan West Festival at Chapman University with 3D Version of The Host

    ​UPDATE, NOV. 12, 9:37 A.M.: Introducing a new 3D version of his 2006 South Korean smash hit The Host to Friday's opening night Busan West Asian Film Festival audience at Chapman University's Knott Studios, director Bong Joon-ho said, "I don't like 3D."Cue nervous audience laughter and a smatteri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    [UPDATED with Long Beach Journo's Take:] ACLU Sues Sheriff's Deputies for Hassling LA and Long Beach Photographers Under Anti-Terror Policy

    ACLU/SCGreggory Moore shares with the media his brushes with sheriff's deputies.​UPDATE, OCT. 28, 9:54 P.M.: The Long Beach Post's Greggory Moore has graciously agreed to share with Weekly readers his real-time coverage of moves officers from two separate police agencies made against him and colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    [UPDATED with Not Enough Signatures:] OC Groups Rally to Overturn Gay History Law

    In the children's book King & King, a prince falls in love with a prince. ​UPDATE, OCT. 13, 4:17 PM.: Stop SB 48, the group that aimed to repeal the so-called Gay History Law, was unable to gather enough signatures from voters by this week's deadline.    "Despite the overuse of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Kreayshawn Books Galaxy Concert Theatre for Dec. 30 Show

    ​Love her or hate her (and we've done both, believe us), there's an undeniable curiousity here at OC Weekly about what white-chick rapper Kreayshawn is really like live. Looks like we're finally going to find out: Galaxy Concert Theatre just announced it has booked Kreayshawn for a Dec. 30 perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    OC Groups Rally to Overturn Gay History Law

    In the children's book King & King, a prince falls in love with a prince. ​In July, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 48, also known as the FAIR Education Act, which requires that California public schools incorporate the contributions of gays and lesbians in their lessons.Or, as Anaheim-based Tradi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Lykki Li at the Greek Theater

    photo by Timothy Norris/LA Weekly​Lykke LiAugust 3, 2011 Greek TheaterLykke Li has thus far straddled the line between star and anti-star. She's drop-dead-gorgeous but strange and aloof; her vocals are soft but she has great stage presence; her songs are catchy but mellow and often stripped-down. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    'OSAMA FOREVER!' Graffiti Surfaces on the 405 in Westminster

    Sam Gangwer, The Orange County Register​Putting a thorn of shock and bafflement into this decidedly "good day for America," some party-foulin' mystery tagger decided to blast a local freeway wall with a seemingly pro-terrorist declaration.  "OSAMA FOREVER!" was scribed in black spray paint th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Food Critic Jonathan Gold Reviews...The Olive Garden

    ​Sometimes an April Fools prank can backfire on the prankster. It happened to Jonathan Gold, our esteemed colleague and Pulitzer Prize winning food critic at the LA Weekly. His planned joke on his longtime food photographer Anne Fishbein to meet him at Olive Garden didn't go exactly as planned. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Just What We Needed--An Email Hoax Warning California Residents of 'Acid Rain'

    Go ahead and sing in the rain. It's OK.​In case you weren't freaked out enough over last week's report of a radioactive plume heading this way (which officials say was innocuous), a prank email with the heading "Acid Rain Precautions" has been in circulation, warning California residents that part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    2011 LA Weekly Gold Standard Final Restaurant List

    ​In case you missed our announcement to get a discounted ticket for the 2011 Gold Standard, it's not too late to get yourself in. Tickets are still available, but they are expected to sell out. Clear your calendar for Sunday, March 6, and get your tickets now.Restaurant list after the jump!

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Ineffective Drive-Thru Robber With a Plastic Bag on His Head Caught in Laguna Beach

    All he needs now is a toy gun.​​We love stupid criminals. Which is why this story about a stupid, completely ineffective criminal is better than most.Last Tuesday, a man with a plastic bag over his head pulled up to a Fullerton Wendy's drive-thru window, pointed what appeared to be a gun at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation at Gibson Amphitheatre Last Night

    ​Danielle Bacher/ OC Weekly​Massive Attack and Thievery CorporationNovember 7, 2010Gibson AmphitheatreBristol, UK trip-hop stalwarts Massive Attack joined D.C.-based dub/electronic collective Thievery Corporation for an evening of downbeat musical exploration. The gig capped off the LA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Tom Petty, Rascal Flatts, and Other Oldtimers

    Christopher VictorioPetty, please​Another week, another list of links to music coverage around the OC music blogosphere.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Gustavo Arellano Helps One Alma Mater, Gets Snubbed by Facebook Group at Another

    ​Gustavo Arellano will be one of two investigative journalists talking about the future of newspapers at Orange Coast College tonight. Meanwhile, a Facebook group has started in the campaign to prevent the Weekly's very own Mexican from taking part in a different higher-education gig: a scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Five Real Mexican Drinks for Cinco de Mayo

    Let's just get this straight right away, OK?Yes, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. It's a Mexican holiday the way Patriots' Day is an American holiday. Patriots' Day is only observed in two out of the 50 American states (Massachusetts and Maine, in case you were wondering); Cinco de Mayo is only o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Ann Mah Reading And Signing in Laguna Beach

    Ann Mah​Ann Mah, the Orange County-born author of Kitchen Chinese, will be reading from her novel and signing copies of her book at Laguna Beach Books, this Thursday at 6 p.m.If you're at all into food-oriented fiction (think Like Water For Chocolate), consider heading down to her signing.If Thurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    On Blast Reps Long Beach This Weekend in Mexico City

    ​On Saturday, the Goliath Festival takes place in Mexico City. The massive show includes performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Pitbull, Crystal Castles, the Faint, Fischerspooner and lots more. You know who else is included in that "lots more?" Long Beach's On Blast. Now, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    [UPDATED] UC Budget Protest at UCLA is Rowdy. Cal State Protest in Long Beach? Not So Much

    ​UPDATE: University of California Regents voted for a 32 percent tuition increase today, with a dissenting vote coming from the student-regent. The vote was taken and debated over loud protests outside from hundreds of demonstrators. Our big sis' LA Weekly reports one arrest today. See also the Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Your Chance to Save Money on Train Tickets Finally Here

    Teehee, "Train tickets."​At the end of the month, October 27 to be exact, Train--you know, "Drops of Jupiter," "Meet Virginia" Train--will release their first new studio album in nearly four years, Save Me San Francisco (named after their city of origin). Just two days before that, Train will play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Good Food's Map of Holes-in-the-Wall Includes OC Dives

    For local foodies, Good Food needs no intro; for everyone else, it's a long-running show on KCRW-FM 89.9 hosted by famed L.A.-area chef Evan Kleiman on everything food--books, recipes, trends, articles, and holes-in-the-wall. The main voice in the latter field, of course, is LA Weekly's Jonathan Gol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Weekly's Only Circulation Chief Succumbs to Cancer

    The faces, bylines and staff-box names come and go (and come back again) at OC Weekly, but through it all the best alternative newsweekly in Orange County that is based near the corner of Kalmus and Red Hill has only had one circulation director, Mike Menza.Until now.Employees learned in an email fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Slave Labor in LBC

    The Long Beach woman featured in this LA Weekly story a month ago pleaded guilty today, along with her husband, to charges of forced labor for illegally harboring two Philippine women in her home and forcing them to work in her elder care businesses after tricking them into coming to the U.S. The wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Citizen of the Week!

    The sadomasochistic onetime X-Files actor (1), who shoved a hot crack cocaine pipe inside a south Orange County woman's vagina because he believed she worked for the devil, recently placed an ad in LA Weekly:"Busy businessman/producer needs immediate project assistance . . . Experience not necessar ... More >>

  • Food

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Arthur Magazine Faces a Grave Deadline

    The great LA-based counterculture magazine Arthur needs to raise $20,000 by July 1 or it will have to cease publishing. LA Weekly's Randall Roberts summarizes the sorry scenario on our sister paper's blog here. If you're so inspired, you can donate money to Arthur's worthy cause by using the widg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Coachella, Day 3

    Holy Fuck: Holy fuck! Awesome Canucks! Coachella dealt me a TKO, so I missed Sunday. Ouch. Beware the undercooked brown rice... or something. Sadly, my illness prevented me from witnessing Holy Fuck, Swervedriver, Spiritualized, Justice, Modeselektor, Booka Shade, Black Mountain, Deadmau5, Linton ... More >>

  • Food

    January 31, 2008

    Beneath the Batter

    A synergy of cultures at Mario's Peruvian Seafood

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Village Voice Media Film Poll 2007

    Our sister publications LA Weekly and Village Voice just published their annual, massive film critics' poll for 2007, which includes 102 of the nation's critics, some of whom you know and some you don't, though all of the critics you regularly read in our paper are included. (My own page in the poll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    VVM top dogs arrested for writing an article—and released

    Village Voice Media execs and New Times founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin (aka the guys who sign our paychecks at OC Weekly, and at LA Weekly) were arrested at their Arizona homes late Thursday night for revealing grand jury information in a story they published earlier in the day, "Breathtaking ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 5, 2007


    Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Never Mind the Shit, Here's Coachella

    Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Beating Mexicans and Fox News Reporters

    Yesterday, with little or no warning, LAPD officers attacked unarmed Fox News personnel as well as men, women, children and the elderly gathered peacefully in Los Angeles--during the May 1 immigration rallies. Women? Children? Elderly? And Fox News personnel? We can guess that those cops rarely ... More >>

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels, and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The New Crips

    An ex-drug dealer and burglar leads a wheelchair posse terrorizing Southern California businesses. Would you believe he has the law on his side?

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    You Love Our Crappy Website!

    We know, we know: our website sucks. Search engine barely works, our former archived issues section is gone and this infernal blog rarely is updated--and even then, mostly by Brennan and yo. Nevertheless, ustedes love us. A recent study by the Center for Media Research discovered that your favorite ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 8, 2005
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    July 21, 2005
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    September 2, 2004
  • News

    December 24, 1998

    'Shadow of Suspicion'

    OC consultant figures prominently in state report blasting school projects

  • Columns

    December 24, 1998
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