As we recently reported, Orange County did well in Heal the Bay's beach water quality report, as most of our beaches usually do, although they were helped by a lack of rainfall and the resulting lack of polluted runoff from storm drains and other sources. Now comes the Natural Resources Defense Coun ... More >>
To save Han Solo, J.J. Abrams must kill Han Solo
Don't be surprised if you see a cop in your rear-view mirror if you spend Cinco de Mayo cruising select Santa Ana streets.
Your cheat sheet for the Newport Beach Film Festival, from the parties to the flicks about speed-dating geezers
If it seemed like a stretch to charge Austin Jeffrey Farley with murder in the DUI collision death of 14-year-old Ashton Sweet of Irvine, it's a stretch that ultimately paid off for prosecutors. Pending an appeal, of course. Farley, 28, of Irvine, was convicted Monday of second-degree murder, drivin ... More >>
By describing the two boys who died along with three girls in a Newport Beach Memorial Day crash as "obsessed," "Middle Eastern immigrants" who "spoke Arabic together when they hung out, which was constantly," is the Associated Press displaying cultural insensitivity?If not, asks a media watchdog, w ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
Comedian Dave Attell is adored by fans worldwide and for good reason. Open like a naughty picture book in an adult library, his analogies play out like a rule book on wit and his raw style of humor makes even the dirtiest of dirty blush. Best of all, there is nothing you can do to stop it and why w ... More >>
Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs
Angel "Minor" Rivera probably did not go into the long Memorial Day weekend expecting it would end like this:With the Anaheim resident's 18-year-old body pressed against a cold slab for a scheduled autopsy today.And another 18- and 19-year-old behind bars for Rivera's murder.
There could be another sect in Islam if the Sunni and Shiite communities ever set aside their longstanding differences: Sushi. Get it? That was the running joke during an interfaith dialogue held between the two factions Monday night before an audience of about 300 Muslims at the Islamic Educationa ... More >>
Freeform artist Lorin Ashton reflects on the release of 'Vava Boom' and his journey in EDM
Can the enfant terrible's harsh words and crisp moves reform the corporatized surf scene dominated by Orange County's action-sports industry?
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 12:33 P.M.: The Irvine Police Department has released parking details for the throng of media and mourners expected at this evening's memorial service for Ashton Sweet, who was killed in a Memorial Day weekend DUI crash.Meanwhile, the accused murderer of the 14-year-old Irvine fre ... More >>
Monica LuharAkon May 27, 2011 Sutra - Costa MesaThe crowd went wild during the third day of the 5ive 1 Memorial Day weekend celebration featuring Akon and DJ E-Man. Strobe lights, streamers, fog machines and drinks filled the club while DJ E-Man busted some great beats to keep the audience e ... More >>
Flickr user johanAh, summer. Time for picnics, beaches, and parks. Time for picnics on the beach, picnics in the park, picnics at the beach parks. Here are five picnic spots to consider for this holiday weekend and for every summer weekend thereafter that would do well with picnics, beaches, and ... More >>
Akon's been pretty busy lately--touring all over the world (he's was in India, Oregon and good old Cali), starting two labels (Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution), collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre and prepping for his new album in the fall. The Grammy-nominated artist ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioCan a Sheriff Bill Hunt enforce the U.S. Constitution better than anyone else in Orange County?Orange County ain't big enough for sheriff candidate Bill Hunt and an internationally known nonprofit civil rights group.Hunt, who is running against appointed Sheriff Sandr ... More >>
Flores: Never met a pedo-priest he didn't cover up for...While nearly all of us try to relax this Memorial Day weekend, Catholic sex-abuse survivors know that pedo-priest protecting never stops. Thus, the indefatigable Joelle Casteix and other survivors will protest tomorrow at 10 a.m. in front o ... More >>
Book captures history of Santa Ana barrio before the present takes it away