The Orange County Press Club held its annual awards dinner at the Balboa Bay Resort last night, and as the Mexican himself would say, we slaughtered the Special Olympics. Once again, we dominated the awards portion of the evening -- as well as the wine consumption.This infernal rag took home a whopp ... More >>
Well howdy-do, and welcome to another week in food. This time around, Edwin reviewed Black Trumpet Bistro in Huntington Beach, and then he gave us the restaurant roll call for April. He announced the opening of Tootsie - a cute ice cream shop in Santa Ana. And last, he told us that MTV will soon ha ... More >>
Hello ladies and gents, let's take a look at this week in food... Edwin reviewed Taverna Blu, the new Greek restaurant in the Irvine Spectrum, and it seemed to prove that dining at the Spectrum has turned over a new leaf. Yum! Then he moved on to funny things and shared a story about Guy Fieri, and ... More >>
OC Weekly started publishing in September 1995, something I remember because I'd been hired on the editorial side four months before that. It's also my memory that our cover story package dissecting the 1994 County of Orange bankruptcy, fallout and lessons learned/ignored was among the first to win ... More >>
Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now
Our Matt Coker told you in April that the Los Angeles Angels and the city of Anaheim settled a federal class action lawsuit that requires them to make their stadium more wheelchair accessible. This week, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter ordered the defendants to pay the plaintiff lawyers--V ... More >>
If you recall, last week news blogger Matt Coker wrote that Vicky Baxter, executive director of Downtown Incorporated of Santa Ana, received a call from Homeland Security asking the Santa Ana Art Walk and Cacophony Society to explain themselves (!) before giving them the go ahead to display their ... More >>
Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story
This brilliant graphic was expertly made by me, Vickie ChangA portion of Disneyland's shuttle arrival and departure area was shut down for less than an hour today after a mysterious golf ball-sized "clay-like substance" was discovered, reports the OC Register.
In case you didn't already notice, yesterday, December 10, was a big day for the OC Weekly and weed. First of all there was our feature story, "Distant Karma" about Brotherhood of Eternal Love fugitive Brenice Lee Smith, the cover artwork of which prominently included the familiar green leaf. Then t ... More >>
Edwin Goei This tip comes from fellow Weekling, Matt Coker, who was at The Alley in Newport Beach recently when owner Jeff Chon told him that he's planning to open a new Japanese shabu-shabu/yakiniku joint near Mother's Market on 17th Street in Costa Mesa. The target opening date will be s ... More >>
Writing years ago for OC Weekly--so many years ago that it was before online archiving was invented by the Druids--yours truly assumed a new identity to infiltrate the Orange County Republican Party. Part of the ruse--which is referred to online in the LA "By God" Times--involved "Matt Stanfil" s ... More >>
Photo by Karyn LawrenceA scene from Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble's "W.A.C. Iraq: A Work in Progress," which Beers reviewed.Yes, that does seem like an odd headline given that Orange County is not located in neither the city nor county of Los Angeles. Despite this, three Weeklings were awar ... More >>
In "The Man Who Isn't There" Daffodil J. Altan discusses Orange County's new Mexican Consul, Carlos Rodriguez y Quezada. And Matt Coker takes a look at the infighting among Juaeno Indian factions as Anthony Rivera's tribal council says Chief David Balardes is not Juaneno in "Blood Feud." Pl ... More >>
In "Out of Tune" Gustavo Arellano interviews Bob Gunn, the man who helped Mariners Chruch become an evangelical giant. Then the church fired him for being gay, and they've been in and out of court since. News has Matt Coker explaining why Pastor Wiley Drake thinks he still has a unseating Barack Oba ... More >>
In "Less is Mor" Vickie Change educates us about Hollywood nightlife mogul Anton Posniak, who set out to remake the OC scene. Now he’s got more lawsuits than restaurants here. Gustavo Arellano mocks California's fires in "The Fire All the Time: Create Your Own Inferno News Story!". And Matt Co ... More >>
2007: A year to remember
'Im so sorry you were bored in the Tridentine mass. Im bored in Bishop Browns chintzy rock band masses with aging hippies doing modern dance in the aisles.'
From the Bowers patio to Merry's
'Its incredulous that Dave is so hateful. The fact that Rex was caught with marijuana paraphernalia at an airport should have made him a "hero" at the "weakly," but you allowed Dave to trash him'
'If I were to have an extreme case of Montezumas Revenge and there was no toilet paper in sight, and the only thing in the bathroom at that time was an OC Weekly, I still wouldnt p
2006 Newport Beach Film Festival has a tough act to follow
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Stood up by Christian icons