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    September 19, 2014

    LYFE Kitchen To Open in Irvine Spectrum

    Irvine Spectrum is getting yet another new restaurant. This time it's Chef Art Smith, Tal Ronnen and Jeremy Bringardner's health-food concept called LYFE Kitchen, which stands for "Love Your Food Everyday". It's planning to open at the outdoor mall in November, next to TLT Food (which is The Lime Tr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    A minute-by-minute account of the most comically eclectic DJ set ever assembled

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    October 23, 2012

    A Mexican in the South: Notes, Quotes, and Observations from the Southern Foodways Alliance's Annual Symposium

    Imagine my surprise earlier this year when I received an email from John T. Edge, one of the best food writers in America and head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, this awesome-ass effort by the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture to preserve, document, and celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    BC Culinary Fest 2012: Gastronomic Desmadre, All Over Baja

    This week's Tijuana Sí! is a call to action: get down to Baja California next weekend.October 11-14 is Baja California Culinary Fest 2012, where all the unbelievably great food we write about here is showcased for the world to come see. Seafood, meat, beer, wine, vegetables, cheese... it's 20,000 c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    DEA Gets Raid-Happy In So Cal

    According to both the LA Times and our sister paper LA Weekly, the DEA raided three pot shops and ordered several dozen other marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles to close yesterday. The three raids took place downtown, and in Silverlake and Boyle Heights, but landlords and club operators of 6 ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    The Hottest Girls of San Diego Comic-Con 2012

    We love hot women. We love cosplay. We love hot women in cosplay. Thank God for San Diego's Comic-Con. While you were busy waiting in line for three days to catch a glimpse of Edward Cullen, we were out and about trolling for the hottest chicks of the weekend. Take a look at what we found after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Five Best Guitar Moments at Coachella

    See also*The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesThis year's Coachella lineup mostly favored artists not necessarily known for guitar prowess, but let it be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Gustavo Dudamel Appearing on Sesame Street

    ​LA Philharmonic's dashing music director Gustavo Dudamel is guesting on PBS' Sesame Street on Monday, Feb. 6 for the first time ever. Dudamel and Elmo are going to play together by "conducting a sheep playing a violin, an octopus playing the drums and a chorus of penguins singing opera."

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: DJ Quik at the City National Grove of Anaheim

    ​He might not get as much attention as Dr. Dre or Tupac, but DJ Quik is just as -- if not more -- influential. Our sister paper, LA Weekly, even put the underrated rapper on the cover this summer. Win tickets to witness the man with the flyest hair in the game at the City National Grove of A ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Chris Brown at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Saturday Night

    Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyChris Brown at Staples Center, not Verizon Wireless​Chris Brown November 5, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Attending Chris Brown's concert Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was a test of devotion, with the traditionally long, 15 minute walk from the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    [UPDATED with First-Hand Insight From Villagara:] OC District Attorney "Incapable" of Impartial Probe into Kelly Thomas's Police-Beating Death: ACLU

    Villagara​UPDATE, AUG. 5, 4:26 P.M.: Update written by Marisa Gerber.Hector Villagara is no stranger to Orange County. Before he took on his current role as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, he worked in the ACLU's Orange County office.It was h ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 28, 2011

    MouseWait and More of OC's Best Apps!

    [Trendzilla] Download them now. Even better? They're FREE!

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Jonathan Gold's Choice for Best Roast Chicken to Roost in Irvine

    Image from​ LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold describes it this way: "The chicken at Grill Masters stands a cluck or two above the rest: extravagantly seasoned fowl cooked on rotating spits, perfumed with smoke, slow-roasted and glistening w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Electric Daisy Carnival: Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​If you missed the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this weekend, don't despair. Producers NCM Fathom and Manifest/Insomniac Productions are showing the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience in more than 520 theaters nationwide in August. The controversial electronic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    New Dumpling Restaurant Replaces Nice Time Deli in Irvine

    Edwin Goei​Well that was fast. Two weeks ago, Nice Time Deli, Irvine's decades-old Taiwanese stalwart for pork chop rice and other comfort food standards closed. Now, its replacement is already packing them in. Good-luck plants crowd one corner and red paper lanterns dangle outside as a hastily hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    First Listen: Smashing Pumpkins' New Song 'Owata' Debuts

    Homer Simpson, smiling politely.​If you haven't already heard, the Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing one song at a time off their new album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. And our pals at LA Weekly's West Coast Sound have the latest track--click here to get your exclusive listen. The song will be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2011


    Detrit Bar

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    March 10, 2011

    Lawsuit Demands a Refund For Every Person Who Purchased a Four Loko

    ​Poor Four Loko. All it ever wanted was to get us sloshed and hyper with a single can. Now, not only has it been stripped from shelves and replaced with a decaf version that's totally lame, the company that makes it has been smacked with a massive class-action lawsuit that demands, among other thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    320 Main Makes Jonathan Gold's List of LA's 55 Best Cocktails!

    Seal Beach: Not LA, but who cares?​LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold's list of Los Angeles' 55 best cocktails is essential reading, not so much for the drunk aspect but to hear him drop history bits after history bits on cocktails, restaurants, and so much more. But noth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    This Week in Food: Sriracha (Again), Luxe Lonchera Disasters, and High-End Churros

    Flickr user Orin Zebest​So much this week, and so much more to come after the jump!

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    January 17, 2011

    Tickets for LA Weekly Gold Standard On Sale This Week

    ​[UPDATED Monday January 17 5:30pm] $10 discount for early bird tickets,  now through January 20 at 10am! Details after the jump!The third-annual LA Weekly Gold Standard food-and-wine event happens on March 6 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Curated by Jonathan Gold, the rest ... More >>

  • Food

    December 30, 2010

    Grab Bag o' Goodies

    Nine great posts from our Stick a Fork In It blog you might've missed

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Traffic Jammers Imperial Stars Hit with Conspiracy Charges for Blocking 101 Freeway

    Courtesy of Imperial Stars​Our sister publication LA Weekly has  an update on the members of Imperial Stars. The Garden Grove trio who blocked the 101 last October to raise awareness for the "homeless children" were finally charged yesterday by the LA D.A.'s office.Christopher Wright, Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Orange Bits: Coachella Rumors, This Week in Ska, and a Very FYF Xmas

    The Growlers​And in this week's edition of news stories from other sources, we have: Souncheck speculates that Coachella may continue with their pattern of naming classic rock legends as headliners for 2011. Rumor has it that The Rolling Stones have been offered $5 million for a top spot at the up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear': Photos From Across the Country

    See Denver rally photos.​If you were outside enjoying the fall weather this weekend, and not holed up in your home watching Comedy Central, you might have missed the airing of the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," hosted by the cable channel's fake newscasters/real pundits Jon Stewart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Orange County Music News We Didn't Write: Pete Yorn, Zac Brown Band, Moostache and the Growlers

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPete Yorn at the House of Blues in Anaheim last year​This edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...At The Coach House Tuesday, Pete Yorn gave fans a taste of his new self-titled album that was released on the same day. The album was produced by Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Gram Rabbit's Todd Rutherford Not Worried About Pappy & Harriet's Sale--Fear Not, LA Weekly and LA Record!

    ​​ ​Today our sister publication LA Weekly blogged that the musical hippie hideout in the desert, Pappy & Harriet's, is for sale to the tune of $1,890,000 (via LA Record). This is kind of old news, but this is the first time we've seen an actual real estate listing!  But hey--if our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The 10 Greatest Journalism Stories EVER

    ​Reporter Conor Friedersdorf got quite a bit of media play last month for his roundup of the best journalism stories he heard, watched or read in 2009. Really interesting list, but what none of write-ups mentioned is that Friedersdorf is an OC native, raised in Newport Beach (if I remember correct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Matthew Castaneda, Held in 12-Year-Old Girl's Sexual Assault, May Be MySpace Predator

    UPDATE: As alleged MySpace sexual predator Matthew Castaneda heads to court today, his case has fueled a state bill aimed at banning predators from MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites (details below) . . . PhotobucketCompare this back to the one on the next page.​If Matthew Castan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Sister Paper LA Weekly Hires Drex Heikes as New Editor

    OC Weekly's big sister paper, LA Weekly, has announced that long-time Los Angeles journalist Drex Heikes will become its next editor on Aug. 17. LA's announcement has the full scoop, but the quick rundown is Heikes previously spent 18 years at the Los Angeles Times before taking the number-two posit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Hanging Out With Ferrets Anonymous

    Gendy Alimurung writes in our sister paper LA Weekly about having breakfast at the Laguna Niguel IHOP with members of Ferrets Anonymous, a support group for people pissed off over the state's prohibition of their pets as pets. "Chinchillas are legal, why not ferrets?" asks one flapjacking dude.It br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVII

    This weekend was a kick ass good time with Rich Kane doing another edition of the Reg-O-Meter that's pretty funny, I'm not gonna lie. Saturday night caught Dave Segal reviewing Autechre, Rob Hall and Massonix at Echoplex, where he was a lil' influenced because he's been into Autechre ever since h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XIII

    Patrick Chavis got a taste of Pinoy pop culture at UCI Friday night, where he caught Bambu, Rhythm Natives and the Fighting Cocks. Pat also ran into a tagger who dreams of letters. Read his review and see some photos here. Rich Kane spent his Saturday morning reviewing the past week in the Orange C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Civet Sign to Hellcat Records

    Hellcat just got estrogenetically enhanced. Long Beach vicious vixens Civet have inked a deal with LA-based Hellcat Records, which is run by Rancid front man Tim Armstrong. (Read our feature on Civet here.) Press release after the jump; “Pay Up” (live) video before it.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    OC Weekly's Fire Forum (Updated)

    In the wake of the deadly, devastating fires burning from Ventura County down to San Diego County, one can't help but feel for the victims. OC Weekly and LA Weekly have teamed up to give a voice to these victims as well as those close to them. Below, we have provided an area for you to share your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Friday's Headlines: Blunt force trauma or natural causes?

    Should UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake step down? Drake's decision to drop scholar Erwin Chemerinsky for being too liberal to run UC Irvine's new law school has some faculty members calling for his resignation, reports the Times. More folks sue the sheriff: Last week, a Muslim lady sued Sheriff Car ... More >>

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    May 3, 2007

    Almost Famoso

    My life as 'The Mexican'

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    March 22, 2007


    'Kate Carraway... You obviously wouldn't know good music if it slapped you in the face. Idiot.'

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    November 23, 2006

    Lyndon LaDouche

    Followers of crackpot felon accuse Weekly of being Cheneys tool

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    June 28, 2006

    You've Been Finke'd

    We pity the fool who gets in the crosshairs of our favorite Hollywood muckraker, Nikki Finke, who operates out of our mother ship, LA Weekly, and whose popular, daily Deadline Hollywood column we link to with gusto from our website. Case in point: MarketWatch Media Web columnist Jon Friedman. "Fink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Crashing Guns

    Hosting the U.S. premiere of Crash turned out to be a coup for the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival, whose organizers noticed a marked increase in interest from Hollywood for this year's April 20-30 run. Last year, director Paul Haggis led a small Crash contingent (sadly missing promised attendee ac ... More >>

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    My Life As a Glamour Cat

    No rest for the wicked

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