See Update No. 2 on page 2 on the total number of victims pinned to John Mordecai Scott rising to five, and the potential penalty now standing at 111 years in state prison. Update No. 1 was on the piano teacher's original arraignment. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 11, 8:17 A.M.: A 58-year-old man who taught ... More >>
Hey, it's May! Let's take a look at what this week in food brought us... Edwin reviewed Urban Seoul in Irvine and feasted upon their post-modern bibimap. Then he shared the closing of Endless Food and Fun in Huntington...and I will keep all ironic comments about it to myself. Then he posted a phot ... More >>
A legal loophole may never be as sweet as a cocktail made of soju. The clear liquor, which can be made of rice, barley, or sweet potatoes, is backdoor vodka, a distilled spirit that can contain as much as 24% alcohol by volume, but can be sold by any establishment with just a beer and wine license.
As everyone knows, I live in a P.O. Box in Anaheim. If I ever buy a shack, it'll probably be in some rundown barrio or other--can't exactly afford much making pesos, you know? But if I ever did buy a place, no way in hell would I ever go for a neighborhood with a Mello-Roos tax on it. Who the hell i ... More >>
I was out for four days looking for Easter eggs in Arizona, so I'm catching up on some stuff related to cases we've tracked here while gazing our navels (ouch!).Lake Forest City Councilman Peter Alan Herzog pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .1 ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with the checkpoint results released by Costa Mesa cops.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 3 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department is conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lake Forest starting at 6 tonight, while Costa Mesa kicks in with its own two hours later.Neith ... More >>
There's no bacon shortage over at Slater's 50/50. OC's bro-food empire, which has given us artery-clogging wonders such as the bacon milkshake, a burger patty made of 100% bacon and a peanut butter and jelly burger topped with bacon, is expanding.
This weekend, a bunch of guys will be heading to local sports bars to watch the big game. Who's competing, you ask? The lineup includes MarineKingPrime, viOLet and Heart, all professional videogame players. Buffalo Wild Wings in Lake Forest and Player's Sports Grill in Laguna Hills are gea ... More >>
In a somewhat strange and unexpected ruling issued yesterday, the California Court of Appeals ruled that California cities cannot ban medical marijuana dispensaries so long as they cultivate cannabis at the same location. The 48-page ruling came in the case of the City of Lake Forest vs. Evergree ... More >>
Hey, remember that Lake Forest cocaine safe house from Tuesday? Julio Cesar Perez-Arellano and Tomas Agustin Della Rocca Held in $4 Million Cocaine Bust Perhaps some recent U.S. Border Patrol busts produced some of the coke originally headed there.
I only knew the bad (i.e. swear) words in Tagalog growing up, and they all resurfaced when I walked up to Manila Groove in Tustin yesterday to find the place locked up and desolate inside, save for some take-out containers on the ground.
Apart from being a wine store, beer pourer, and restaurant, Brü Grill & Market is also one of the few establishments on Lake Forest's El Toro Rd. not ruled by some distant corporate overlord. As such, it's the only place I know of in this bedroom town that has the cojones to do beer can chic ... More >>
Photo from Brü Grill & Market's FacebookBrü Grill & Market, the "farm to table, seasonal and organic" Lake Forest restaurant, officially opened its doors last week. Located at The Orchard at El Toro and Rockfield where the Carino's used to sit, they also tout a tasting room with reporte ... More >>
Most of you are probably waiting anxiously for Black Friday deals; but me, I'm looking forward to this Saturday, which is the day American Express will credit $25 back to me if I patronize a small business and spend $25 or more with my American Express Card. To get the details, click here. You do ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 16, 4:05 P.M.: The Yorba Linda City Council voted unanimously Tuesday for an ordinance on first reading to keep registered sex offenders out of city parks unless they first get permission from the Brea Police Department, which also patrols Yorba Linda.The ordinance would be enacted 3 ... More >>
There's an interesting story in today's Los Angeles Times titled "Cities Seek an Antidote to Medical Marijuana." The story, by Jessica Garrison, surveys how towns throughout California are trying to navigate the dizzying conflict between state law, which says its okay for residents to cultivate a ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Lake Forest restaurant offers Afghan cuisine and the best dumplings in the world
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We told you way back in October about Amonullah Sakhi, the then-25-year-old karate instructor who Orange County sheriff's deputies say not only admitted when confronted in his studio to exposing himself to a woman and her baby near a Lake Forest elementary school but revealed he'd put on a simil ... More >>
A 31-year-old man was arrested after sheriff's deputies found his wife beaten and bound in duct tape in the bathroom of their Lake Forest home.After turning himself in, Alireza Sazegari was held on suspicion of witness intimidation, spousal abuse, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, and ... More >>
Despite the city's enforcement and court moves against Lake Forest Wellness Center, the medical marijuana dispensary has kept it doors open through the ongoing appeals process--and was able to celebrate at least a partial victory as the last of 21 clinics in town still in operation.Now, the dispe ... More >>
Four months after debuting their full-length album, Songs People Can Hear, the New Limb are finally spreading their wings for a two-week west coast tour. It kicks off July 16 with a hometown show at the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest. The trek includes dates in through NorCal, Oregon and Washin ... More >>
The arrest of 215 Agenda's owner has OC's medical-pot community wondering if it has a prayer of avoiding trouble with the cops
CORRECTION: The victim's age was incorrect in an earlier version of this post. A female teacher at a juvenile correctional facility in Trabuco Canyon was charged today with having an unlawful relationship with a 15 16-year-old housed at the facility by kissing and fondling him after meeting in ... More >>
Costa Mesa quartet the New Limb write warm, introspective originals that delicately draw from indie rock and the kind of freak folk being played by Pacific Northwest kids sporting lumberjack attire and bushy beards. The New Limb's songs float along dreamily while remaining rooted in tight structure ... More >>
Remember about a week ago when we mentioned that Costa Mesa's The New Limb are bringing some shimmering indie rock tunes to the Gypsy Lounge through Dec. 17? Yes? Awesome. Hopefully that means you didn't miss last week's opening night of their free residency. But in case you did, we highly enc ... More >>
Photo by Christopher Victorio Ready for face time with the Lake Forest City Council Tuesday night. Medical marijuana advocates offered 1,000 free hamburgers to draw supporters to Tuesday night's Lake Forest City Council meeting, but only 300 showed up to plead with city officials to recon ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more beer bandits, wild chases, ripped-off stripper drivers, bowling alley knife fights and men without pants.TUESDAY, SEPT. 8Strippers' Backup Needs Backup A man who told police he was hired to be a driver for strippers met with anot ... More >>
Parents who have mounted a blog/Twitter/old-timey-telephone campaign to save a Lake Forest preschool from closing say their efforts are working. To prove this, they have posted letters from board members who say they are reconsidering plans to shutter the nationally accredited Lakeview Learning C ... More >>
Like anyone who lives in South Orange County, I've been going to Irvine Spectrum like a lemming since it first opened in 1995. I've got my reasons: The theaters are good for when you want opening night rowdiness and enthusiasm, even if the movie ends up sucking. But Irvine Spectrum food? That' ... More >>
Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites
Some readers have shared their fire photos with us. Click the photo to see them. So far, we have snaps of the blaze from Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest and Foothill Ranch. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description (and the photographer's name) and we'll add them to the slidesho ... More >>
UPDATE: Club photos are up. Last night was the Club XO opening at Kolla’s Nightclub in Lake Forest. How can I put this politely? It blew ass. I would always rather write a positive review than a negative one, so it pains me to say last night started out abysmal, and only got mediocre from there ... More >>
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