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Laguna Beach

  • Food

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Week: Laguna Edition

    Usually this column focuses on folks who hate Mexicans, immigrants, poor people, non-white people and "Third World peasants" who come to this country to build "clown houses"--yes, we're still scratching our heads about what the hell that means, although apparently it has something to do with Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Showgazing: Oliver Jane, Dash Jacket at Blue Laguna

    Dash Jacket are in there somewhere. Maybe.​Checked out the Monday night acoustic shows at Blue Laguna in Laguna Beach last night. Well, they're supposed to be acoustic, at least, but like everything in life, things don't always work out the way you've planned.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Ike Ticketmate Nixon Turns Up in Laguna Beach Historical Photos

    Courtesy of Laguna Beach Historical Society Richard Nixon whips up the crowd in front of Laguna Beach City Hall.San Clemente, Yorba Linda and even San Juan Capistrano get mentioned most when discussing places Richard Nixon haunted while in Orange County, but at least Laguna Beach has ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Tonight: Metal Shakespeare Company

    ​Laguna Beach is in for one helluva show tonight as the Metal Shakespeare Company is bringing its blend of metal and (duh) Shakespeare to the Sandpiper. The group uses Willie's words and fake accents (they're from Portland) for a theatrical rock 'n' roll performance.I'd tell you more, but I'm sick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    OC Cities Fail to Crack 10 Meanest List, Must Try Harder

    Photo by HulagwayBoxed in.No Orange County cities cracked the top 10 Meanest Cities list included in a report released today by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless. But Laguna Beach, Santa Ana (by way of Dana Point) and just-beyond-our-re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Laguna Beach Settles Lawsuit Over Homeless Ordinance

    Laguna Beach agreed today to settle a lawsuit over the city's treatment of disabled homeless people, according to the ACLU of Southern California.   "Under the agreement, the city's police officers will not cite, arrest or harass people under state law simply for sleeping in public places, ... More >>

  • Food

    June 18, 2009
  • Culture

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    Hiking

    El Moro Canyon

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 5/14

    A "Taste For Charity" and Silent Art Auction, 5 p.m.Tastes by top restaurants, silent auction of art from local galleries and a live auction with raffle prizes! This charitable gathering has it all. Proceeds benefit the Community Clinic, 1st Thursdays Art Walk, Sally's Fund, CSP Youth Shelter, Woma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Two OC Joints Make "Best Bars in America" List

    Some lucky bastards at Esquire have been trawling the US for the country's best bars. Their criteria?"If it's a dive, it's Christ-this-place-is-a-dive dive. If it's an Irish pub, it's not an 'Irish' pub. If it's a cocktail lounge, it's got some Tanqueray Ten and a bottle of good rye somewhere."Surpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 5/7

    Art Walk Pre-event, 5-6 p.m.Need something to do before walking around Laguna Beach's first Thursday art walk, sipping wine and conversing with local hipsters? Lucky for you, the city of Laguna Beach is presenting: "Boy and Dog" by Ruth Peabody, a re-dedication of Laguna Beach's oldest piece of pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Laguna Beach Independent Sold; LA CityBeat Folds

    Laguna Beach Independent city editor Andrea Adelson reports today the company behind 18-month-old Laguna Beach Magazine has agreed in principle to acquire the publication "at a time of financial difficulty for the weekly newspaper." Firebrand Media LLC will consolidate the Indy's operations with o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Watch Out for That Tree on Next Critical Mass Ride

    Critical Mass, the bicycle-awareness movement that has swept the world and at least one corner of Laguna Beach, holds its March ride Sunday, and they've sent along this photo to promote it. That's actually me on my bike after I wrote something snarky about a previous Critical Mass effort. I now know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Slideshows: Cradle of Filth @ the Grove of Anaheim, Donavon Frankenreiter & Gary Jules @ the Coach House

    A couple noteworthy shows took place last night, and we had photogs at both of them. Fever Dragon checked out British metal vets Cradle of Filth at the Grove of Anaheim, take a look at pictures of lead singer Dani Filth (above) and more, including opening band Satyricon here. Keith May was down sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    What the Feds Giveth the State Taketh Away

    From Roger Butow, Laguna Beach's world renowned fighter of ca-ca (in all its forms):Where's the Relief Beef?Let's see, Congress is amenable to a $400 per year tax decrease for individual working slobs like me, about $1.10 per day. Meanwhile, this State is going to increase certain taxes so I'll be f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    More Amazing Than a Truck Stealing Itself in Laguna Beach

    It's been reported all over everywhere that Michael Otero's truck miraculously rolled itself out of a Laguna Beach convenience store parking space Sunday, gently turned into an adjacent lot and managed to land in an empty parking space without ever hitting another car. What hasn't been reported is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    TONIGHT: Donavon Frankenreiter and Gary Jules at The Coach House

    Laguna Beach's masterfully mellow Donavon Frankenreiter is poised to chill folks out for two consecutive nights at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, tonight and tomorrow. Check out our review of his latest release here. Opening up is Gary Jules, known best for his totally depressing cover of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Sorrento Grille Liberated; Wilhelm Back at its Helm

    The Laguna Beach Independent reports that David Wilhelm -- who quit the Culinary Adventures empire he built from the success of his Laguna Beach restaurant, Sorrento Grille -- will be back at Sorrento's helm.  This time, he'll be working for its new owners: his old landlords, Laguna Beach resi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Edgy and Eggy

    The Arab, the Jew and the Chicken

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Martin Millard Not Just a Racialist, But a Homophobe

    The man who fancies himself the savior of Costa Mesa had this concluding couplet in his rambling reasoning to support Proposition 8: "On the other hand, it could be argued that if it is true that, as many gays now assert, homosexuality is genetic, then allowing gay marriage (and the normalization o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    The Clip Your Church Doesn't Want You to Watch

    Movies get trailers, so why not books? The latest edition of Laguna Beach author Tim Leedom's The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read, which the Weekly previewed here, is now being pimped via video. Leedom has advantage over most other authors when it comes to this kind of promotion. His d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 8/29 - 9/1

    The Night Shift, Friday 11 p.m. Work it. Paradise 1800 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA 562-590-877 Ray Bush & the BBC Jazz Band, Friday 8 p.m. Jazz things up. THE OLDE SHIP PUB & RESTAURANT 1120 W. 17th St. Santa Ana, CA 714-550-6700 Team Tough Titties Breast Cancer Fundrasier, Saturday 9 p.m. Cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 8/15-8/17

    Air Supply, Friday 8:30 p.m. The Power of Love. The Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 714-712-2750 '80s DJ, Saturday 10 p.m. Bust out the leg warmers The Royal Hawaiian 331 N. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-494-8001 Bernadette Peters with Orchestra, Saturday 8 p.m. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Fare Thee Well

    Laguna Beach Renaissance Faire

  • Film

    June 12, 2008
  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Features

    May 29, 2008
  • Film

    March 20, 2008
  • Features

    February 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 01/08

    FARMER’S MARKET, 4pm Why head to the grocery store when you can get fresh and locally grown products at this market? Brea Downtown on Birch St., Brea SURFCITY NIGHTS, 5pm Bring friends and family to take an evening stroll on Main Street and have a taste of local restaurants, sidewalk sales, farme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Photos: Sawdust Festival

    Finally got around to visiting the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach this afternoon. And boy, was there sawdust. And some 200 local artists in close quarters with all that sawdust. Click the photo for naked people made of wire, birdhouses christened by real birds, hand-soiling pottery, colorful 'shro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Freebie Festival

    Here's a cheap Monday date idea: The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach is celebrating 75 years today, so admission (usually $7) is free. The event opens at 10 a.m. and closes its doors at 11:30 p.m. Over 140 local artists will have pieces on display. Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters 650 La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007

    Pollock-esque Dinosaur

    It was purely an urge to reunite with my pal Gail Stahl that led me to the Art Walk in Laguna Beach on Thursday night. Although I was tired and hesitant, my friend-since-first-grade, Mike Michika and I piled into the car of my cousin and namesake, Billy Joe Agan - heading south along the 5 freeway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    Monday's Haul

    Save our gay bar: Gay activists are reaching out to George Clooney and Brad Pitt, asking that the actors buy Laguna Beach's Boom Boom Room—which is on its way to becoming a boutique hotel. Darn it: The Daily Pilot just snagged itself a new managing editor. We're still turning over rocks for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Laguna Beach Cops Justified in Resort Killings?

    Highly reliable law enforcement sources gave OC Weekly access to audio tape recordings from Sunday's police killing of two guests at the ritzy Laguna Beach Montage Resort & Spa. The audio reveals that the city's police officers repeatedly pleaded with Kevin and Joni Park to put down a gun they' ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Room Service

    Questions about the Montage Resort killings in Laguna

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    Questions about the Montage Resort Killings in Laguna

    Initial media reports about Sunday's improbable double killing at a ritzy Laguna Beach resort didn't mention who did the killing. Call me jaded, but that's odd. Always pause when journalists fail to provide answers to the basics: Who? What? When? Where? How? In this case, the Who? and the How? were ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    It's a Living

    Laughter Yoga coach

  • Food

    November 2, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    The Beauty of Boerewors at the African Hut

  • Columns

    October 5, 2006

    Hey, You!

    Fighting Irish

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Everything Must Go

    Mike Lohrman puts Underdog to sleep

  • Food

    July 20, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Find man's perfect burger at Penguin Cafe

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Locals Only

    It's (Not) All Greek to Me: Epsilons, Self-titled CD (Retard Disco)

  • Columns

    June 1, 2006

    Hey, You!

    Pee'd Off

  • Culture

    January 5, 2006
  • Features

    October 20, 2005
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