La Mesa

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Atallah "Alibaba" Abdallah, Produce Market Owner, Accused of Raping Sales Rep in Her Costa Mesa Office

    ​A sales rep says a major produce market client brutally raped her in her Costa Mesa office and then tossed a $100 bill at her and told her to "Buy some pills" to terminate any pregnancy that might result from his having ejaculated inside her. The bombshell allegations against Atallah "Alibaba" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Rubio's Tries--and Fails--to Reproduce the Taco Salceado

    ​My wife wandered over to the table we were holding last week at the Taste of Anaheim. "You've got to hear what this taco is," she said. "Garlic herb shrimp, toasted cheese, habanero citrus salsa, crisp bacon, chipotle picante sauce, avocado, cilantro, onion and cotija.""What a hot mess," I replie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Silva and Wagner in Lonely Company Voting for Arizona-Style Anti-Immigrantion Bill for California

    Silva​Assemblymen Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) and Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) provided two of the three committee votes in favor of anti-immigration legislation in California modeled after Arizona's SB 1070.But seven Democrats lined up against Hesperia Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's AB 26 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Remembering a Buddy at Buddy Blue Festival V

    Photo by Tim Ames/BuddyBlue.netBuddy Blue strikes a chord at Pete's Place.​My, how time flies when you're missing your buddy. Bernard "Buddy" Seigal was a former OC Weekly music editor, a connoisseur of subversive comics, disturbing porn and bottomless whiskey shots, and, under the stage name "Bud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Eating Tijuana, Part Two

    Dave Lieberman​I wanted to see whether the news reports were true; I missed Baja and the laid-back lifestyle it represents. When Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA offered a quick one-day tour, I jumped at the chance to see whether it was time to go back.I'm happy to report that it is. No soldiers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Remembering Buddy Blue . . . With a Gig

    BuddyBlue.netBuddy Blue tears it up in 2004.​If Bernard "Buddy" Seigal (stage name, "Buddy Blue") were alive today, and he hadn't left his post as OC Weekly music editor years earlier, he'd be in charge of the blog you are reading right now.

  • Columns

    April 13, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Got Genocide?
    Give us your tired and your poor

  • Columns

    August 8, 2002
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    June 20, 2002