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    October 16, 2014

    Coming Soon: New Locations for Zov's and Slapfish and Some Pacific City Speculation

    Some of us have parking karma. We've got restaurant karma. We are occasionally privy to establishments in the works--whether that's by formal announcement, coincidence or otherwise. Recently, we heard about a trio of joints looking to open up shop. And since we are such generous Forkers, it's abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Sushi Roku To Open First OC Location at Fashion Island

    Sushi Roku, the L.A.-based sushi joint probably most known as where the celebrities get their California rolls, is going to open its first Orange County location at Fashion Island across from True Food Kitchen, next to Macy's. The chain--part of a restaurant group that also owns BOA Steakhouse at W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Headhunterz Does Some #Selfie Reflection at Coachella

    On stage Willem Rebergen, better known as Headhunterz is revered as a hardstyle demigod who's bringing this unique genre of EDM to the masses with sets on the main stage of EDC Las Vegas to the Sahara tent these past two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. After closing out a sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    On the Line: Thomas Trevethan of VUE Restaurant, Part Two

    The day before we met up with Chef Trevethan, he threw two birthday parties for his children. One was a sleepover, and he spent the morning cooking an elaborate breakfast for his daughter and her friends. It was one of the few instances where Thomas felt overwhelmed. But he powered through, despite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Free Ticket Wednesday: Unwritten Law at the SRH Fest House Of Blues Anahiem Aug. 23rd

    Get ready for one of the biggest bro-down's in Orange County history. You can bet this year's SRH Fest will draw plenty of lifted trucks driven north from the 909 to the parking lot of the House of Blues in Anaheim this weekend. Last year's fest was hosted in Las Vegas so this years' will be a littl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Marche Moderne Bouilabaisse, OC Fair, and More!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Five Best EDM Shows in July

    If you're an electronic dance music lover, we get that you're probably just recovering after an incredible week of parties during Las Vegas' epic Electric Daisy Carnival. Though the festival ended almost 10 days ago July is now upon us and it's time to think about what kind of trouble you can get in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Jason Bentley Explains Why Fans, Not Industry Types, Are the Most Important Element of the EDM Biz Conference

    The biggest party of the summer for electronic dance music aficionados is finally here. 345,000 18-and-over festival attendees are expected to take over Las Vegas this weekend and even more are bound to attend the insane amount of club nights, pool parties and special events surrounding Electric Dai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Five Best Orange County EDM Shows in June

    Summer is almost here and though to most in Southern Cali it means beach days, barbeques and bikinis, to the music lover, it means festival season is well underway. For electronic dance music aficionados, the biggest party of the summer will be at this years sold out Electric Daisy Carnival in Las V ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2013

    Gladys Knight

    Segerstrom Hall

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Imagine Dragons - House of Blues - March 19, 2013

    Imagine Dragons House of Blues March 19, 2013 For a band that's had, at least on the surface, a meteoric rise, Imagine Dragons sure know how to play things cool. Playing to what they said was the smallest venue on their North American tour, the Las Vegas-natives demonstrated that they have a strong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    [UPDATED with GUILTY!] Johnathan Allen Kincaid Convicted of Killing Tayroh Stinson

    See the update at the end of this post about the jury reaching a guilty verdict.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 19, 9:11 A.M.: A murder trial is scheduled to begin in Santa Ana this morning for an Anaheim man accused of stabbing another man over a drug deal gone bad in Garden Grove before hiding out in Las Vega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Tribute Bands Unite For Sandy Hook Benefit Concert in OC

    While it's true that even the best tribute bands will never grace the same stages as the icons they emulate, a hoard of talented pretenders are about to tune up for a very important gig next week. On January 20, eight bands will strap on their wigs, glittery axes and unitards for a concert benefitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Hot Dog or Hamburger? Get 'em Both Together at Freddy's in Victorville

    This can't be a new idea--undoubtedly, the hot dog and hamburger combo has been cooked up by stoners before--but I can't ever recall a fast food chain putting America's two greatest meat products on the same bun.The restaurant is Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a Midwest chain whose sole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Top Five Parties During EDC Week

    See also: * EDC 2012: High Winds Knock Speakers Around During Markus Schulz' Set * What's So Important About the EDMbiz Conference?* Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Now that the dust has settled in Sin City, it's time to take a look at all that went o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    The Night After Cancellation, EDC Closes Fest With Massive Turnout

    See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success, despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Seven DJs You Can't Miss at EDC

    Every year, The Electric Daisy Carnival attracts thousands of new EDM-o-philes who pile in to watch marquee DJs from around the world do their dirtiest behind the decks. Upon asking a handful of people going out to Las Vegas this year about who they want to see, a scary amount of people (who, mind y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Boiling Crab Opens Near South Coast Plaza Today

    As I wrote about a few months ago, The Boiling Crab, the Cajun-Vietnamese crawfish chain that showed everybody how it's done, was planning to open near South Coast Plaza. That restaurant will have its grand opening today at the location vacated by Sumo at 1500 W MacArthur Blvd.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    StellaR: "I don't have a bias to any style. I just love to make people dance."

    In the past four years, StellaR has played at some of the biggest parties in the US, from Ultra Music Festival to residencies at Nikki Beach Cabo, Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto at Rain, Artisan Afterhours, and Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas. Born David Garcia, StellaR has loved the EDM scene since he was 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup Revealed!

    Insomniac Events announced their highly anticipated line up for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. CEO Pasquale Rotella announced today that more than 100 artists and 500 theatrical groups will be joining the 300,000 expected attendees, including a special performance by the Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Mike Carona's Dirty Vegas Strip Club Pal Whines about Prison Punishment

    ​I was reminded this morning of how far Orange County law enforcement has advanced since the arrest and imprisonment of corrupt Sheriff Mike Carona, the duplicitous character who once dominated local politics.Sandra Hutchens now heads California's second largest sheriff's department and has polish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Flavor Flav is 53 Years Old Today AND Has a Chicken Resto in Vegas

    ​Today, Public Enemy member and star of the reality TV series The Flavor of Love is celebrating his birthday. We're posting this to promise Flavor Flav that we'll celebrate it by eating at his newest food venture: Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, at 3333 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. On the tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs Announced for the 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival

    ​The 14th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival just announced the first five bands of this year's line up: Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, the Adicts and the Briefs are performing! Touted as the biggest punk rock party of the year, the festival takes place on Memorial Day weekend, on May 25 to&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    On the Line: Jason Petrie of Pinot Provence, Part One

    ​We first met Jason Petrie at Dux In Tux in November. He had us at truffle (and candied-bacon-and-mushroom risotto -- but not all at once!). Between his Michelin-earning stint at Aureole in Las Vegas and helping Susan Feniger open Street in Los Angeles, it's safe to say Jason is well-seasoned in h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012

    The Cab

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Long Beach Airport Named Most Affordable in the U.S.; John Wayne Ranks Fifth

    Summertime in the LGB.​SoCal-ers have long appreciated Long Beach Airport for making air travel less of a hair-pulling affair. Parking's a breeze, lines are relatively short and getting to the gate never requires a 10K sprint (we're lazy).  Now there's another reason to love good ol' LGB. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Electric Daisy Carnival: Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​If you missed the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this weekend, don't despair. Producers NCM Fathom and Manifest/Insomniac Productions are showing the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience in more than 520 theaters nationwide in August. The controversial electronic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    944 Magazine Folds

    ​944, the magazine dubbed "the bible for trendsetters" by them and "mostly photoshopped fashion photos and not much content" by us, has closed shop, printing its final issue this month.The publisher of the free glossy, which had an Orange County edition, filed for bankruptcy last year, and recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Peter Newen, Surf City Cutter, Wins Big at First Plastic Surgery Awards

    ​They give awards to movie stars, schoolteachers and even rodeo ropers, so why not your friendly neighborhood cutter?Why not, indeed. They handed out hardware to plastic surgeons Saturday night in Las Vegas, site of the first Aesthetic Awards.The big winner of the night hailed from Orange County.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    The 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Las Vegas

    Javier CabralFans eager for Cock Sparrer to play​Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival May 27-31Downtown Las VegasHow do I even begin to describe the degree of epic-ness for an event like the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Downtown Las Vegas? A lineup of r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    This Week in Food: Criticizing Stupid Lists, Loving Stupider Taco Bell Videos, and Smart Moink!

    Flickr user D H Wright​Another busy week at SaFII--after the jump, the highlights!

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Me Arlene Settle Could Get Stiff Prison Sentence for Role in International Phishing Ring

    ​When federal indictments were announced in the fall of 2009 as part of Operation "Phish Phry," a multinational investigation conducted in the United States and Egypt that led to charges against 100 people, it was hailed as the largest number of defendants ever charged in a cybercrime case. Fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    ChickPita Moving Into Brea Mall

    ​Spotted at Brea Mall's food court, the fourth OC location for ChickPita is taking over the old Tacos N More space. This chain of Mediterranean grills already has an express version in Laguna Niguel with a condensed menu. It appears they are expanding to the east, with Las Vegas and Chicago loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    On the Line: Renieri Caceres of Rustica in Fashion Island, Part Two

    Photo Courtesy of Moxxe PR​Today, we continue our Q&A with Renieri Caceres, the executive chef at Rustica in Fashion Island. If you missed the first part, click here to read it. And stay tuned tomorrow for a recipe.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Imperial Stars' Stunt Begets More Terrible Songs Remixes​For today's Imperial Stars news, we bring you an e-mail from one of our readers: "Making this story even more hilarious...the guitarist, Keith Yackey was once an associate pastor at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace in Yorba Linda, then moved to Belgrade Montana to open anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Anaheim Gets Comic-Conned Again as Largest Bike Show Stays in Sin City

    ​It may not hold the cultural significance of Comic-Con's decision to stay in San Diego after thoughts were entertained to move the international geek gathering to Anaheim, but after hearing the cries of attendees, a decision was reversed to move the bicycle industry's largest trade show from Sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Free Moral Agents Announce Tour to Support 'Control This'

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​As we mentioned a few months ago,  Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach-based, Grammy-award-winning keyboardist for Mars Volta, is now taking some time off Mars Volta to focus on Free Moral Agents.As Ikey expanded his 2002 solo project into a full band five years ago, he corral ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 29, 2010
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    July 22, 2010

    Thanh Viet Jeremy Cao Indicted for Allegedly Filing Tax Liens Against Fed Officials, Tax Returns With $20 Billion in Refunds for Himself

    ​A Rancho Santa Margarita man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, where he also lives, for allegedly filing 22 false liens ranging from $25 million to $300 million against four federal judges and employees of the IRS, Secret Service, Securities and Exchange Commission and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    So Where Did Buca di Beppo's Spaghetti Go, Anyway?

    Dave Lieberman​Edwin blogged earlier today about Buca di Beppo in Garden Grove attempting to make the world's largest bowl of pasta (the previous contender weighed in at 9,797 pounds). We called for more details and spoke to Mike Vallone, the on-site PR guy from BRAINtrust Marketing and Communicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXIV

    The big news of the weekend was the OC Weekly's two wins at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Awards in Philadelphia. Gustavo Arellano took home the award for Best Column with "Ask A Mexican" while R. Scott Moxley bagged second place in the prestigious public service category for his cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2008

    What's The Deal With OC Billionaires?

    We've got the George Argyros-owned apartment empire "systematically ripping off" its largely poor or lower middle class tenants by fabricating excuses for not refunding deposits to literally thousands of people. We've got Donald L. Bren--owner of the Irvine Co. using strong arm tactics on small l ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 3, 2008

    ¡Ask a Mexican!®

    'Xoloitzcuintle: bald and edible'

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Bunny boiling

    Playboy Comedy

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 31, 2006


    'Those rare weeks that I do pick it up and hope for something other than cheeky, too-cool-for-school, were so clever and youre not writing are few and far between'

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Massively Penetrating in Vegas

    Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Blazer Of Glory

    Kiss or the Killers?

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    April 25, 2002
  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Such Nice Boys!

    Suddenly famous, the guys in Lit figure out how to mix high-octane success with being as nice as they ever were

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