La Habra

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Alaina and Kevin A'Lurede Likely Died of Suicides in Their La Habra Duplex: Police

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on suicide being suspected in the discovery of the bodies of a married couple in La Habra. ORIGINAL POST, MAY 28, 7:09 A.M.: Some holiday weekend, no? We previously reported on a possible murder-suicide with four bodies found in a family's home in Mission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Swarm of Earthquakes Frays Nerves, Moves Some Residents But No Serious Injuries Listed

    The swarm of earthquakes and aftershocks that shook Orange County Friday and Saturday caused no major damage or serious injuries, but they did displace some residents. As many as 50 residents of La Habra, which was at or near the center of many of the shakers, spent Friday night in a Red Cross shel ... More >>

  • Food

    April 11, 2013

    Taco Nazo: OC's LA Fish Taco Cousin

    This La Habra restaurant sells great fish tacos straight outta La Puente

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Restaurant Roll Call for February 2013

    Compared to other months, February seemed slow on restaurant openings, or at least that's what it felt like. Here's our monthly roundup of eateries that we noticed were new; and one restaurant we noticed closed. Do you see any we neglected to list on either front? Share them in the comments.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    New Chicken and Waffles Joint Opens in La Habra

    Except for the occasional Octomom update, we don't write about La Habra much (and she doesn't even live there anymore), It's so gosh-darned out there it's practically in LA Weekly's juridiction. Even though I grew up there, I remember eating out in Fullerton, Brea and Rowland Heights more than ... More >>

  • Food

    November 8, 2012

    End of the Line At La Habra Heights Cafe

    [Hole In the Wall] American food with Mexican flourishes in the birthplace of the Haas avocado

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Octomom Nadya Suleman's Porn Is Out Today; Eight Other Pornos She Can Star In (NSFW)

    It's the day we've all been waiting for: Octomom's debut into the video pornography world arrived today. The self-service porno is titled Home Alone and you can expect an incredibly professional review of the bean-flicking flick from us shortly. Nadya once swore she would never do a porn and turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    OC Pioneers Who Were Klan Members: Albert Ore, La Habra Pastor

    The dirtiest secret about the Ku Klux Klan in Orange County during the 1920s--more than all the councilmembers and trustees and city fathers put together--is that one of the most-represented professions among their ranks were ministers.You had virtually every Protestant denomination represented--Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Tortilla Tuesday: La Ranchera Tortilleria

    You always want to root for the little guy, the indie market that'll beat the competition--but sometimes, the little guy doesn't win. Sometimes, the little guy is just pedestrian, not memorable--not terrible, but just unspectacular. Hence, the little guy station in life.That's what you'll get with L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    La Habra Police Converge on Octomom's Pad

    Two police cruisers were seen parked outside the infamous Octomom residence on Madonna Lane in La Habra, just past 11 p.m. last night. Three officers stood chatting in the street, backlit by the interior lights of the residence's open door. The reason for the call is unknown. In a brief intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Octomom Nadya Suleman Loses License: Report

    ​Spottily employed single mother of 14 Nadya Suleman of La Habra has lost her California drivers license, according to a published report.That's not lost as in misplaced but lost as in having the privilege to drive taken away from her.Too bad it wasn't a license to breed . . . taken away years ago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Kirk Robert Lotzgesell: Ex-Cop Accused of Stealing $60K from Police Football Charity

    ​A former La Habra police officer misrepresented himself as an active duty cop on medical leave when he was given a volunteer treasurer position with the Orange County Cop Bowl Association, a football charity from which Kirk Robert Lotzgesell allegedly stole $60,000, according to prosecutors.The W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    [UPDATE: With Suspect Details] Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Converge on La Habra

    ​UPDATED, FEB. 13, 6:35 A.M.: It appears 20 police officers from at least four agencies, with two canines and a helicopter didn't get their man Friday night. That's according to the Orange County Register. At 10 p.m., officers from La Habra, Placentia, Brea and Fullerton had surrounded a neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Nick Burresch and Phillip Reinig, OC Homicides Nos. 3 and 4: Shot Outside Home

    ​"POP-POP-POP-POP-POP-POP."Neighbors in the 500 block of South Clifton Street, near Lambert Road in La Habra, heard six shots around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. Police quickly arrived to find Nick Burresch, 24, and Phillip Reinig, 30, bleeding out in front of a home.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    OC Pioneers Who Were Klan Members: Evrit S. Boice, La Habra's First Mayor

    ​I was in La Habra over the weekend for...something...when I realized La Habra hasn't gotten enough love in this column. And why shouldn't it? La Habra, per capita, was probably the most Klan of all OC cities, a place where orange growers actually hired overseers to make sure their Mexicans didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    La Habra Latest to Ban Sex Offenders from Parks

    ​La Habra is the latest Orange County city to enact a law banning registered sex offenders from parks and playgrounds following action by the City Council Monday night.The city modeled its child safety zone ordinance after the county's enacted in April to keep perverts out of regional parks and ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    [UPDATED with Opponents Revealed:] Octomom Nadya Suleman Stepping Into the Ring Again

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 15, 9:10 A.M.: Alas, Octomom will not be stepping into the ring to square off against Casey Anthony.Well, at least not Sept. 16 in Springfield, Mass.Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman on Friday announced three opponents will face La Habra's unemployed single mother of 14 Nadya S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    [UPDATED with Booking Photo:] Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Countywide

    ​UPDATE, MAY 31, 6:39 P.M.: The Irvine Police Department this evening released the booking photo at right of Austin Jeffrey Farley, the alleged drunken driver with a past DUI conviction blamed for causing the crash that killed 14-year-old Ashton Sweet.The Northwood High School freshman cheerleader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    [UPDATED With Sentence] Lynette Rojas Guilty of Stealing $134,000 From Youth Club

    ​UPDATE, APRIL 18, 12:24 P.M.: 34-year-old Lynette Rojas was sentenced today to three years in state prison for stealing $134,000 from the Boys & Girls Club of La Habra. The club's former executive assistant was also ordered to pay $165,000 in restitution and $270,000 in fines. Find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    The Mother of 14 Who Won't Disappear: Octomom Makes Cameo in La Habra Music Video

    Octomom and Mayor Gomez loving La Habra.​Apparently enough people love La Habra that the city felt it was in someone's best interest to put together a music video expressing the point. Spinning off from Randy Newman's "I Love L.A!", La Habra's mayor, James Gomez cruises around the city in a styliz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Octomom Nadya Suleman Doesn't Work, But Her Kids Do

    ​Octomom Nadya Suleman may not be employed, but that does not mean she cannot put her kids to work to subsidize her government assistance, help defray the cost of her nail appointments and fight the always looming threat of foreclosure on her La Habra home.Check after the jump to see some members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Lynette Rojas Arraigned for Allegedly Stealing $134,000 From the Boys & Girls Club of La Habra

    ​Lynette Rojas in scheduled to sashay into an arraignment hearing in about five minutes to answer to charges that she stole $134,000 from the Boys & Girls Club of La Habra. The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) will try to throw the book at the 34-year-old La Habra resident, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    The Strike Is On! La Habra City School District Unwilling To Negotiate, Teachers Taking To The Picket Lines

    It happens tomorrow!​As of 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, La Habra school teachers will be on strike, according to Bill Guy, with the La Habra Education Association. LHEA and the district's bargaining team finally met at the negotiating table today, but an agreement could not be reac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Alert To Minors: Don't Be Out Past Curfew on Nov. 18

    ​Kids, here's some advice. The night of Thursday, Nov. 18 is a very good time to stay indoors. Police departments will conduct what they're calling the "largest-ever Orange County curfew sweeps." Cops in nearly every city--Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    La Habra Teachers Go on the Warpath

    ​Angry teachers plan to pack a school board meeting in La Habra tonight to demand a return to the bargaining table."With about $3.5 million more in La Habra School District coffers than the school board anticipated at last July's fiscal hearing, La Habra teachers believe it's time now for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    La Habra Settles Suit by Family of Michael Cho, Victim of Brutality or Justified Police Shooting

    ​The city of La Habra settled for $250,000 a lawsuit brought by the parents of 25-year-old artist Michael Cho, who died after being shot 11 times by two police officers on the last day of 2007.Cho's death sparked outcries of police brutality in the Korean American community and from his friends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Cypress Stop Gets in on OC DUI Action Tonight

    ​The Cypress Police Department conducts a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 8 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.Perhaps feeling a bit saucy, the cop shop isn't disclosing the location of that checkpoint, which could feature sights like this on the right if boozy drivers are ordered out of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Task Force Raids La Habra Grow Room, Arrests 3, Seizes 60 Marijuana Plants

    View Larger Map A group a group that included La Habra police, Placentia police, Orange County and Anaheim SWAT and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raided a La Habra warehouse Thursday and seized 60 plants from a marijuana grow room. Three were arrested.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Nadya "Octomom" Suleman Porn Titles

    ​Residents of a certain La Habra neighborhood counting the days until Nadya Suleman and her brood of 14 are thrown out due to foreclosure received some troubling news today: a porn video company has offered to bail out "Octomom." All she need do is sign on the dotted sticky line. Great. But has th ... More >>

  • Food

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Rumbi Island Grill to Open Three More In O.C.

    Over a year ago I reported that a Utah chain called Rumbi Island Grill was planning to come and open up a series of stores. With their Mission Viejo store now already well- established, they're moving onward and upward. The RSM store will debut in January and it's been announced that they're staki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Just Another Orange County Murder: Joshua Steven Rodriguez

    View Larger MapJoshua Steven Rodriguez, 18, of La Habra, was fatally stabbed on Nov. 1, but his death was not officially deemed a murder until a massive search warrant sweep Thursday morning led to several arrests.Joshua Steven Rodriguez with his mother Yolanda Mansillas and brother Reise Rodriguez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Five Great Iconic, Old-School Restaurants

    Where bird is the Eternal Word...​Recently, a reader wrote to complain about my choice of Aloha BBQ as the best restaurant in Mission Viejo for my book, Orange County: A Personal History. Her choice of Capriccio's wasn't better--really, Aloha's main competition is Hatam. But the email got me think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    A Tale of Two Hatch Chile Roasts

    Picture to come once my chica updates her blog...Maybe there's really nothing to do in La Habra. Maybe Newport Beach was too drunk already tailgating for the USC game to care. But, boy, was there a hell of a difference at the county's two public Hatch chile roasts.The first one occurred August 22 at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Get Your Roasted Hatch Chiles While They're (Somewhat) Hot!

    Hopefully, gentle readers, ustedes need no introduction to the glory of the Hatch chile; if you do, read this. Salivating yet? Save it, and drive to La Habra this weekend--specifically, Albertson's, where they will be selling 30-pound sacks for $28.99 and roasting them for gratis from eight in the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Tale of 2 Police Forces: While Irvine's Fumes, La Habra's Bites the Bullet

    To protect and serve . . . for less.​While their counterparts in "Safest City in America" Irvine fume over an employer-proposed wage freeze, officers who belong to the La Habra Police Association seem to have gladly accepted a deal that imposes what is essentially a 5 percent pay cut. "Although di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 32

    Orange County Register: Eighth sign of the Apocalypse: Ambulances spontaneously combusting in Fountain Valley. . . . It won't be galloping from four white horses South County residents hear Wednesday and Thursday, but F-18s bombing Camp Pendleton. Don't worry, the Marine base planned it. . . .  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Urgent, Dire OctoMom News Update

    News reporters, news photographers, news helicopters, police cars and dozens and dozens of random (apparently bored) locals flocked to a La Habra neighborhood after 10 p.m. tonight, all to see OctoMom arrive at her Orange County home with two of the more recent offspring.   For context: Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines

    City pays hookers: to leave. La Habra plans to buy itself a strip club, reports the LAT. After trying to shut down the Taboo Gentlemen's Club for almost a decade, they've decided to put $5.2 million down to get the guy in charge and his gals to 'git. Boom Boom Room Doom? The co-owners of the iconic ... More >>

  • Food

    May 4, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Death by Burrito at Imperial Burgers

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    'Spongebob Is Pretty Sick'

    Where Awol One gets his ideas

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • Unknown

    December 23, 2004
  • Columns

    April 3, 2003
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    December 12, 2002
  • Unknown

    September 27, 2001

    La Habra

    Discount capital of OC

  • Columns

    May 13, 1999

    My Kind of Town

    Fabulous, glamorous La Habra!

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