Hey, remember Kyle Alan Veach, the 25-year-old Laguna Beach bank robber who tried to make his getaway in an Orange County Transportation Authority bus? The transient pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree robbery. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on April 30.
Look for orange cones, flashing lights and, if necessary, a ride in Irvine and Garden Grove tonight as police departments in both cities run DUI checkpoints tonight. Over in Laguna Beach, saturation patrols will be deployed Saturday night in areas known for drunken driving arrests, collisions and f ... More >>
This Newport Beach restaurant is the cheaper, fast-casual sister of the venerable Laguna Beach original
Umami Burger, Adam Fleischman's high-end burger chain, has taken San Francisco by storm; it's opening next door to the Anaheim Brewery; it's already got half a dozen or so locations in L.A.Now the chain is looking at expanding to South OC, opening a burger joint with full bar at 610 N. Coast Hwy. ... More >>
[BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer
Flickr user namillionaireeBetween infographics on Flamin' Hot Cheetos and much more, it's been quite a week on your favorite infernal blog. Best of the week after the jump!
Laguna Beach: "Not on our streets, you won't!"The rear bumpers and side panels of cars in Laguna Beach can thank the City Council for doing its part to ensure said car parts' future safety and well-being. On Tuesday evening, the council voted to create an ordinance that would prohibit the practic ... More >>
The chain's new Laguna Beach restaurant-cum-clothing store has some kinks to work out before it can relax on the beach
Festival of the Arts
Quick poll: Which is sadder? 1) The mother deer's death in Bambi.b) The wayward deer's death in Laguna Beach Wednesday afternoon.
Sunday's local news highlights include:Unsolved 1977 NY Murder Tied Again to OC-LA Serial KillerVeteran courthouse reporter Larry Welborn got nearly a full page today to tell the tragic story of popular 23-year-old Ellen Jane Hover of Manhattan. Hover was murdered 33 years ago this month aft ... More >>
It's not uncommon for a sufficiently skilled hip-hop crew to nudge their way onto college radio and spit a couple verses over the airwaves. But this video of San Clemente/Laguna Nigel rap trio Rock Bottom (featured in last week's Locals Only column) let's us know that the group's crazy-off-t ... More >>
Alonso Jose Lopez, a 31-year-old resident of Vista in San Diego County, got Navel Gazing mentions here and here, but he'd no doubt prefer those over the his latest mention: in an Orange County grand jury indictment unsealed today that identifies him as one of nine San Diego criminal street gang m ... More >>
If you missed the last Critical Mass bike ride in Laguna Beach, the sight above is just one of many you missed.The next drop-in ride, which is open to all, is Saturday.
Based on the just released 2008 Annual Ocean and Bay Water Quality Report, Orange Countians can get a sense of the cleanest beaches, the dirtiest strands and the worst sewage spillers. Well, at least those were the ones in 2008.There is plenty of good news in Orange County Health Care Agency's year ... More >>
watermarcrestaurant.com Marc Cohen's newest restaurant, Watermarc, is a flat out hit, even by Laguna Beach standards. If you haven't heard of it, you will. And if you haven't had his food, you need to.Here are his answers for our list of 8 frivolous questions.1. Dish that you cook that ... More >>
Gustavo's pal Howard F. Ahmanson Jr. just missed the top spot on the Dishonor Roll published online by Californians Against Hate. The Knights of Columbus of New Haven, Conn., gave $1.425 million to the campaign for the same-sex-marriage-barring Prop. 8, while Howie only ponied up $1.395 million.Hey, ... More >>
This is not a look back at disgraced Sheriff Mike Carona, the Little Sheriff, the Debs, the Little Debbie Snack, the Freeway Complex Fire, Rick Warren, Wiley Drake, any lantern-jawed preacher with the last name of Schuller, pedo-priests, the 241 toll road extension, Proposition 8, fluctuating gasol ... More >>
The Rocky Horror Show at the Maverick Theater, Orange County Peace & Justice protest in Costa Mesa, “Shag: The World, the Flesh & the Devil” at Pure Color
Where might you get ticketed by the Citation Processing Center
The Far Shore
How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OCs Hippie Mafia
Christmas 1970 Laguna Beach Love-In
Extremists rejoice after Laguna Beach landslide
Hush your poor gut at Laguna Beachs buzz spot
Love on the Laguna rocks
Laguna Beach roundup
Five escapist eateries to make you forget our screwed-up world
New gcg stays centered
The great South County tamale search
See the world through previously Red eyes
Kansas anti-gay reverend brings his traveling theater to OC
And why is Lagunas art scene suddenly brilliant?
The breakfast of patriots
Corky's fight to keep our ocean clean