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.
The Costa Mesa Police Department says its running a sobriety checkpoint but--surprise, surprise--as is norm for that particular cop shop, they aren't saying where it will be.So maybe drive around until you find it?They are saying when it will be . . .
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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 >>
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Happy Labor Day, folks! August, and the summer, is now over. This month saw a lot of new restaurants, dessert joints, and a couple of Chipotle-style pizza purveyors. Though we didn't write about them all, herewith is a list of those open-and-shut cases we noticed.
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 >>
When we interviewed Peter Serantoni back in April, he hinted at another concept opening a few doors over from Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen. When we stopped by Farrell's yesterday to check out some ice cream eating competitors, the banner was prominently displayed. Their website states an August opening, ... More >>
UPDATE: The collab hits stores tomorrow, July 10! Get ready to start spooning. ORIGINAL POST: New spoons! New cups! New pictures of yourself holding said spoons and cups to post on Facebook! The cat is back--Hello Kitty, that is. From July 10 through Labor Day weekend, the famous feline an ... 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 >>
[Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year
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
Scheduled headliner Game files suit, others complain of fraud, and the organizers have clammed up
Orange owns Labor Day weekend. February is all about Tet in Westminster. Fullerton puts on an estimable New Year's Eve party. But late September to early October is Irvine's. It's the time when the largely master-planned community puts on its own outdoor fete.As with every year since its inceptio ... More >>
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 >>
The Call of Duty XP event took place over the Labor Day weekend, with publisher Activision making some huge announcements regarding their next money maker game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The event, of course, was filled with gaming tournaments, major announcements regarding Modern Warfare ... 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 >>
Flickr user imipolexgYesterday, according to the American Food Holidays calendar (bless you, O mysterious curator--you are the savior of food bloggers with deadlines everywhere), was National Peach Cobbler Day. Yes, yesterday, April 13, a day when there are no peaches in season within the United ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.The lady and I headed up to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to see what the first-ever LA Ti ... More >>
OC Dems party at the zooToday's local highlights include:Jerry Brown enjoys OC lovefest at zooDuring a Labor Day weekend party sponsored by local unions and inside the Santa Ana Zoo, attendees treated Jerry Brown, the state's current AG who wants to be governor again, like a rock star. Seema Meht ... 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 >>
While you're marking summer's passing with barbecues, Frisbee golf and Brazilian waxes, Orange County law enforcement rings in the traditional Labor Day weekend end of the season with massive anti-DUI operations.And those operations start--gulp--tonight.
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).
The BrueryThree months ago, Edwin broke the news that the Bruery, the popular craft cervesería that operates out of an ugly warehouse in a forgotten corner of Placentia, would be opening a brewpub in Placentia's Placita Santa Fe district.Well, that's all correct, except for the brewpub part and ... More >>
Correction... Lala: Where music playedIt's not like demise of ultra popular music streaming site Lala.com is shocking to anyone who actually used it. You've had plenty of time to prepare, although, of course, that doesn't make it suck any less.
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