They were originally scheduled to open this past spring, right? But you know how it goes. Especially from a highly anticipated chain moving into a coveted corner location. When you knock McDonald's down, it better be for a gold mine. With Uniqlo scheduled to open after Labor Day (there's currently ... More >>
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See the update on Page 2 about the federal grand jury indictment disclosing a woman found dead in Newport Beach on Labor Day sold drugs for the Mexican Mafia. ORIGINAL POSTm SEPT. 25, 7 A.M.: Fifty-one suspected gang members were arrested, 23 fugitives were being sought and 129 cholos and their wiv ... More >>
When we broke news of Bruxie coming to Irvine, it was luck. We spotted the teaser printed on the back of their Huntington Beach take-out menu when they opened. Finding out about this one was happenstance, but more on that later. It's about time we start classifying The Bold Fold as a chain, because ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with police giving the all clear and revealing the blast was caused by a battery device. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 4, 10:16 A.M.: An explosion rocked a Santa Ana hardware store this morning, when police say they found the remnants of what appears to be a pipe bomb. ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?
Ah, with anti-DUI fever hot-hot-hot with Orange County law enforcement this weekend, there even seem to be a couple checkpoints going up earlier than usual. Witness tonight's at Jamboree Road and Santa Barbara Drive in Newport Beach and an undisclosed location in Seal Beach.
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us every W ... More >>
Ghosts, ghoulies and other trick-or-treaters won't be the only scary beings out tonight as the Orange County Sheriff's Department has announced it is stepping up patrols for drunken drivers."Keep the party off the road" is the message of the Orange County Avoid DUI task force.
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Well...hello again! Last time we did this tournament, Dave had a showdown between G Burger and Umami Burger in the Burger Baron category, with the La Habra upstart beating the Los Angeles chain in a controversial upset.That was on August 9. I was supposed to follow by matching up TK Burger versus In ... More >>
It turns out that big, countywide Labor Day weekend anti-DUI crackdown netted a celebrity.If by celebrity you mean former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County "reality" show "star" Talan Torriero.
Over an 18-day period culminating in Labor Day, 843 people were arrested for driving under the influence, according to Orange County's "Avoid the 38" sobriety task force.That compares with 856 DUI arrests over the same period last year.One person died in a DUI-related crash over the 18 days, compare ... More >>
Labor Day weekend has creeped up, and so has the countywide Labor Day weekend enforcement against boozing drivers on the road.Besides saturation patrols in Orange County's four corners--are there four?--Brea and San Juan Capistrano have DUI checkpoints tonight and Buena Park conducts another Saturda ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the Mother's Against Drunk Driving push back and a victim of the Fullerton crash that killed Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart addressing the council. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 3:29 P.M.: From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 through midnight Friday, Aug. 24, ... More >>
The Buena Park Police Department is holding a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 7 tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma.It's just one of several anti-DUI enforcement efforts planned around Orange County through Labor Day (Sept. 3).
So a 19-year-old guy drives solo in a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban through the 5 freeway border checkpoint south of San Clemente where, according to the agents, his demeanor raised suspicions.I'd say welcome to the world of parenting 19-year-olds, but the Border Patrol pulled the Chevy over for inspectio ... More >>
FYF Fest 2012 just announced its lineup, including performances by Refused, M83 and Beirut. Not only does it look a hell of a lot like this year's Coachella lineup, it's also the first time in nine years that the indie-rock festival has cloned itself for a two-day event. In addition to other to ... More >>
Best known for their breakfast burritos, at least according to El Jefe, Rooster Cafe has been there, done that. Previously housing a hidden kitchen, tapas bar, and late night grub, they are now flying the coop to become a surf shack.The Hen House is their little sister in the works. She will serve t ... More >>
Pedestrians around Seal Beach Pier were reportedly treated to a most distressing sight: people getting out of a car, grabbing a pigeon, ripping its head off and smearing birdy blood all over themselves.They are said to have then grabbed some more birds before filing back into the car and darting ... More >>
An English photographer unearths his shots of burning cop cars and surfboards from 1986, then brings them back to SoCal
Brick FB pageWe spotted this banner hanging across the street from St. Roy Chef's Pub at VINE. According to their Facebook page, the banner went up just after Labor Day. However, "Dp" has been tweeting about their future establishment since MayOne of the many things stated on their page is that " ... More >>
LB Lobster Festival website Another season, another Festivus (if it has a Wiki page, does it really exist?) for the rest of us. What is there to celebrate after Labor Day, yet before Oktoberfest? Lobster Fest!. . . at least, according to our friends in the LBC.This weekend-long devotion to the cl ... More >>
If you're sticking around this Labor Day weekend and firing up the grill, do yourself a favor and go to Bristol Farms in Newport Beach this weekend. As they have for the past couple of years, Melissa's Produce will be selling and roasting Hatch chiles, the manna of American chile heads.
Derby DeliHere's your guide for this long Labor Day weekend! TODAYDinner and a Movie at Taco Asylum What: Gourmet tacos and a rockumentary--not a bad way to spend a Thursday night. For this happy hour event, the hipster joint will be screening loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies, gi ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 23, 8:15 A.M.: As a car approached last night's DUI checkpoint at Bristol Street and Randolph Avenue in Costa Mesa, a beer can flew out of a passenger window.The driver was not only cited for allowing an open container in the vehicle, but a passenger was cited and also arrested for h ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 14, 3:03 P.M.: The Costa Mesa Police Department reports that 1,467 vehicles passed through the checkpoint it set up at the undisclosed intersection of Bear and Baker streets Monday night, 858 vehicles were screened, three drivers were given field sobriety tests . . . . . . and only o ... More >>
©Professor SaltSplitsville!This Labor Day weekend, you're probably planning on doing something involving an open flame and some meat (or at least s'mores). Where do you get good firewood in this county, where we cut down all our fruit orchards decades ago to build subdivisions? At The Woodshed i ... More >>
Sobriety checkpoints: They aren't just for weekends anymore.That's right, rummies, Costa Mesa Police have chosen tonight to hold a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint.Find out the times and intersection to avoid after the jump . . .
I hate to break it to you folks, but it's the last day of August. If you're going to school, you're either back already or heading back soon. If you're a workin' drone, the upcoming Labor Day weekend gives you the last warm weekday off for a while. Either way, yuck. Don't break out the Drano cocktai ... More >>
It's official then: with the addition of Local Natives to the bill, FYF has the best festival lineup this summer (or, post-summer, since the show is on Labor Day weekend).
May is National Barbeque Month (yay!) and, so far, the weather's playing ball.Good to hear, then, that Habana at the Lab recently reintroduced its Monday night BBQ (from 10pm till midnight, from now through Labor Day), held on its gorgeous, romantic patio. Assuming I could ever last that l ... More >>
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Heal the Bay's annual summer report card for California beaches is in and 96 of the 104 monitored spots throughout the county earned "A's". The non-profit environmental group surveyed data from local health agencies from Memorial Day through Labor Day and averaged the results to come up with a grade ... More >>