Los Alamitos

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Los Alamitos-Long Beach Hit with 2.7 Quake

    An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale just shook the area bordering Los Alamitos and Long Beach. Did you feel it?

  • Food

    January 30, 2014

    A Guide to Every OC City's Booze Scene

    How we drink, from best (Santa Ana) to blurst (Villa Park)

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    SPIN! Pizza Reveals Second and Third OC Locations

    Was it just yesterday that I said that if you're not opening a waffle sandwich joint, you're probably opening an assembly-line pizza place? Well, now there's news that even more assembly-line pizza places are coming to OC. has a story revealing that SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, which was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Joseph Elija Ettima Won't Leave Jail Cell for His Murder Trial; Hearing Set to Decide What to Do

    An Orange County Superior Court hearing is scheduled this afternoon on how to proceed with the murder trial of a 30-year-old man who refuses to leave his jail cell for court hearings. Joseph Elija Ettima, 30, is accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother on Jan. 19, 2009, in her Los Alamitos home ... More >>

  • Food

    August 29, 2013

    Thai This Now: Coconut Rabbit

    Is the still-undiscovered Los Alamitos restaurant the best of its country's cuisine in OC since Thai Nakorn?

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Mr. B's Sports Grille, Los Alamitos Bar, in the Running For "North America's Smartest Bar"

    Alcohol kills brain cells? Apparently not those of the regulars at a Los Alamitos bar called Mr. B's Sports Grille. They're in the running for the title of North America's Smartest Bar. They are in the top 5 contenders in this year's Buzztime's 2013 Smartest Bar Championship. What's Buzztime? It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Spin Pizza Opens in Orange

    You know how we said that Pieology has plans to rapidly expand yesterday? Well, so does Spin Pizza, a similiar concept that's already big in Kansas City and has franchise dreams of its own. And it starts in OC--Orange, to be exact, its inaugural store in California.

  • Food

    April 11, 2013

    Taco Nazo: OC's LA Fish Taco Cousin

    This La Habra restaurant sells great fish tacos straight outta La Puente

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    [UPDATED with Victims and Property Reunited:] Julio Cesar Pachas Allegedly Had Sex with Minor, Porn of Her and Tons of Stuff Stolen from Cars Now on View (No, Not the Porn)

    See the update at the end of this post detailing how many theft victims were reunited with their property at today's police viewing and how you can check if your stolen stuff remains.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 9, 12:30 P.M.: Julio Cesar Pachas is "one of the most prolific vehicle burglars the Garden Grove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Irvine Joins Anaheim, Placentia and Buena Park in DUI Checkpointing Saturday Night

    The Irvine Police Department just announced a DUI checkpoint Saturday night at Jamboree Road and Birch Street.This is the first of eight such ops the department has scheduled in coming months.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Loretta Sanchez Cites Los Alamitos Serval Cats Incident in Push for Wildlife Ownership Ban

    In light of three serval cats, who resemble small cheetahs, escaping from a Los Alamitos apartment recently, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) today renewed her call for a federal law prohibiting private possession of big cats except at facilities like accredited zoos. "This incident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Seal Beach, Laguna Hills, Los Alamitos DUI Checkpoints Tonight, Tustin on Saturday

    The multi-agency "Avoid the 38" Anti-DUI Task Force has released its winter schedule, which includes DUI checkpoints from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in Seal Beach, Laguna Hills and Los Alamitos.Exact intersections were not revealed.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Burger Records to Unleash Wiener Dog Benefit Compilation

    You've gotta hand it to the guys running Burger Records--whatever some animal activists may say about their undying taste for cow meat on a bun, they definitely do their part to help any endangered house pet they come across. This week, the Fullerton garage label/record store announced via Facebook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Left of the Dial Closes In Seal Beach, Opens a Pop-Up Store in Los Alamitos

    We recently got word that Seal Beach Record Store Left of the Dial is closing after today. Kinda. They're really just relocating to a smaller storefront. But that's not stopping them from dropping some going-out-of-business style sales. The shop is closing it's current location off Pacific Coast Hwy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Blake's Place BBQ Expands To Los Alamitos

    Blake's Place, the winner of our Best of OC category for BBQ in 2008, has expanded to Los Alamitos for their second store at 11105 Los Alamitos Blvd. For those unacquainted to Blake's, here's a little bit on what I wrote about the ribs at the original restaurant in Anaheim. They're just about as g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Ex-California Army National Guard Commander in OC Admits He's a Scumbag Crook

    A 70-year-old retired colonel in the California Army National Guard pleaded guilty today in federal court to running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 28 victims approximately $2.7 million, according to a U.S. Department of Justice announcement.Timothy Melvin Murphy, a resident of Orange and at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Pigeon Beheaded Before Blood is Smeared on Killers: Seal Beach Police Report

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Harriett "Hattie" Stretz, Sole Gunshot Survivor From Salon Meritage Rampage, Thanks Community

    DMVHattie Stretz​Harriett "Hattie" Stretz was a familiar face in the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach area before Oct. 12 thanks to her volunteerism and community involvement. Tragically, the 73-year-old became known nationally after that date as the sole survivor among people who were shot inside Salon Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    [UPDATED with Booking Photo:] Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Countywide

    ​UPDATE, MAY 31, 6:39 P.M.: The Irvine Police Department this evening released the booking photo at right of Austin Jeffrey Farley, the alleged drunken driver with a past DUI conviction blamed for causing the crash that killed 14-year-old Ashton Sweet.The Northwood High School freshman cheerleader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Long-Stalled In-N-Out Opens Friday in Costa Mesa

    Edwin Goei​You may have not realized it, but there was a long hard slog to get the In-N-Out that replaces Kaplan's Deli off the Harbor exit of the 405 approved through the proper authorities.  It opens on Friday.As the Daily Pilot reports, "The approval process was lengthy, requiring both the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    A Trend That Needs To Go: Charged-Admission Food Truck Festivals

    Christopher Victorio​When the food truck phenomenon first started, parking and setup were very much a fly-by-night operation: a single truck would find a spot, park, then Tweet its location to hungry fans. There was a sense of stealth to it; it was almost like electronic samizdat.When the first tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Alert To Minors: Don't Be Out Past Curfew on Nov. 18

    ​Kids, here's some advice. The night of Thursday, Nov. 18 is a very good time to stay indoors. Police departments will conduct what they're calling the "largest-ever Orange County curfew sweeps." Cops in nearly every city--Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Veterans Affairs Officials Should Get an Earful

    ​The California Department of Veterans Affairs holds a town hall in the Joint Forces Training Base's Liberty Theater in Los Alamitos at 6 this evening. (Anyone interested can also tour the base's Veteran Services Center from 5-5:30 p.m.) After an hour overview of programs offered and questions fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Watermelon-Loving, Totally Non-Racist, Los Al Ex-Mayor Staging a Comeback

    The aesthetics are hilarious!​The act that brought about Dean Grose's very public resignation from the Los Alamitos mayor's seat last year may not have been the most racist thing any politician has ever done, but it may rank as one of the most stupid. He sent out an e-mail featuring the Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Juri Julie Kibuishi and Samuel Eliezer Herr, OC Homicides No. 19 and 22: Both Executed, He Was Also Dismembered

    UPDATE: They have found Sammy Herr's head (details after the jump) . . . Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police DepartmentDaniel Patrick Wozniak has been arrested for Juri Julie Kibuishi and Samuel Herr's murders.​Samuel Eliezer Herr's father went to his 26-year-old son's apartment in Costa Mesa Saturday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Racehorse Trainer Faces Animal Cruelty Sentence

    ​A trainer who in 2002 was accused of failing to care for a racehorse that suffered a fractured knee at Los Alamitos is scheduled to be sentenced today for felony animal cruelty in connection with a 2008 offense at the Pomona Fairplex. This time, 58-year-old Swedish citizen Zvi Kriple could be dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Youth Shelter Embezzler Pleads Guilty, Must Pay Back More Than $400K

    ​"'Tis the Season to Bone Nonprofits, Fa La La La La, La La La La," which dealt with a spate of inside thefts from Orange County charities lately, included the case of 48-year-old Lydia Kathleen Fitzgerald, the former Casa Youth Shelter executive assistant accused of stealing nearly $450,000 over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    'Tis the Season to Bone Nonprofits, Fa La La La La, La La La La

    ​Above is the logo on boxes like those stolen this past Thanksgiving weekend from the United Labor Agency of Orange County in Garden Grove, where 20,000 pounds of food, more than $25,000 worth of donated toys and other items for the benefit of underprivileged families were taken. Total estimated l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Recipe of The Week: Celery Root and Sweet Potato Cakes

    Cooking locally and in-season can be difficult at times. At the mercy of the sometimes work-conflicting schedules of area farmers' markets or faced with lots of label-reading at the grocery store in order to discern between what was grown in California versus some far away place--C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    This Saturday: 9th Annual Taste 4 Los Al (Alamitos, That Is!)

    ​Orange has its International Food Fair, Irvine has its Global Village, Newport Beach has not only one food fest, but two (more on that later), and this Saturday, October 17th, Los Alamitos will have one. It will mark the 9th year for the Taste For Los Al, which takes place at The Shops at Rossm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Big Week for the ADA and the Disabled

    Eddie Rea, 21, an emerging disability rights leader from Fresno, is the youth speaker at the Sacramento forum's luncheon.​It's a big week for the disabled in Sacramento--and, no, that was not a timely dig at the governor and legislature.Well, not this time.The 18th annual Youth Leadership Forum fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    No Teeny Wiener Menu At Mustard's

    Mustard's, for those of you who don't know, is a down-to-earth sports-themed (in a good way) café at 3630 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos. Its claim to fame is authentic Chicago-style dogs, which it does very well, but, really, what's with the ridiculously long repertoire? From pork chops to chicken s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Missed National Ice Cream Day (Yesterday)? Don't Worry, There Are Still 12 More Days of National Ice Cream Month

    Yes, it's weird that the powers that be-in this case, Ronald Reagan-saw fit to declare a NICD during NICM (isn't every day of July NICD?) But I'm not complaining. Not when there are one-of-a-kind places like Quinn's, in Los Alamitos, to satisfy my urges. Open since March, the cute parlor sells Fosse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Los Alamitos Meeting Might Help Fight Racist Rep

    The Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Anti-Defamation League have arranged a meeting with Los Alamitos residents tonight, to figure out how to be safe in light of hate activity in the city. The meeting's at 6 p.m., 4000 Farquhar Ave. The incident spurring the meeting is the vandalizin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    It's a Quick Read Three-Three

    Orange County Register: An Adventure City security guard shot and killed an Inland Empire man who'd roughed him up around 11 p.m. Tuesday, long after closing time. Ed Gomez, a 14-year employee of the Stanton amusement park, was taken to a hospital and treated for a gash on his head. . . . ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    It's a Quick Read: Sweet 16

    Orange County Register: OMG, these Los Alamitos middle school Noobs were busted passing around nude photos of an eighth grader on their cell phones. LOL! Remember when Brittany did the thing with the thing in the thing? EG. . . . Ew, why are they letting someone's mom write about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 12

    Orange County Register: It's all cars, all the time! The driver killed in the early morning Newport Beach crash that severed and mangled a $140,000 '04 Ferrari is identified as "Mask," Huntington Beach's 45-year-old mixed-martial arts promoter and TapouT clothing company founder Cha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Bottle Up and Explode!

    2008 Fireworks Spectacular

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 01/14

    “LOCAL ANESTHESIA”: AN EXHIBITION OF EMERGING ARTISTS, until 9pm On display at OC’s “anti-mall” The ARTery at The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa “JUNGLE BOOK” AUDITIONS, 6:30pm Know any 7-17 year olds who have that acting bug? Liberty Theater at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Traini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    History for sale: Items salvaged from the dismantled Pride of Newport riverboat are on eBay starting today - the proceeds will go to the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Pieces up thus far: a door to the riverboat's restaurant, the grand staircase chandelier (pictured), several smaller antique table ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Art Chrisman

    The septuagenarian hot rodder shares some of his favorite things

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Get Out!

    Deep Wet Tongue Kiss
    March 30 - April 6

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Whirlybird Brained

    LA Sheriffs plan to PLOP air fleet in OC infuriates locals

  • Features

    April 10, 2003

    We Are a Legitimate Military Target

    If you think only Saddam places civilians near military targets, visit your local military base

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Los Alamitos

    Home of the meat pie

  • Features

    May 31, 2001
  • Columns

    December 14, 2000
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    April 20, 2000
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