Mission Viejo

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Lake Forest Ranked Among the Top 10 Cities in California for Job Seekers

    Lake Forest has been named the ninth best city in California for job seekers. considered whether cities were growing, affordable and already home to a good number of residents to come up with the 20 best. Based on the same criteria, three other Orange County cities cracked the top 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti, Immigration Lawyer, to be Arraigned in Fatal DUI Crash with Bicyclist

    A Rancho Santa Margarita attorney who has been published about liberties denied due to closed deportation hearings is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of killing a bicyclist with her car while buzzing on prescription drugs. Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti, 39, is charged with a felony count of v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Devilicious Donuts Opens In Irvine

    The second outlet of the Mission Viejo donut shop that sells bacon maple bars, Froot Loops-covered doughnuts, red velvet doughnuts, even those ever-fashionable blueberry doughnuts that all shops such as this must offer, has opened in Irvine near Koko's Cafe and Clay Oven.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2013

    Irvine Devilicious Donuts Now Open!

    We reported back in June that the Mission Viejo donut joint known as Devilicious was planting roots in the city of well-zoned neighborhoods. Word on the street is they were ready to bust the doors wide open this holiday weekend. Best known for....just about their entire menu, (according to Shuji) t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    James Christopher Corr of "F--- the Police" Tat Fame Guilty of Wild Child Abduction Car Chase

    A 35-year-old Mission Viejo man has been convicted of stealing a woman's SUV from her garage with her 2 1/2-year-old son and dog in the backseat and running over the frantic and pregnant mom's foot as he drove off. Jurors, who deliberated for about 2 1/2 days, split 6-6 on a child stealing charge, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    63. Most Things at Devilicious Donuts

    Even though most donuts shops in this county are independently-owned, mom-and-pop shops, there's a bland sameness to most of them. Most of them except for Devilicious Donuts, which opened in 2012 down the hill from Saddleback College. Inspired by the wacky treats made by Voodoo Donuts in Portlandia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Was Student Killed in Saddleback College Fire the Arsonist?

    The Orange County Fire Authority is investigating whether a 21-year-old student who died from burns in an arson fire at Saddleback College Monday morning actually set the blaze. The unidentified man, who suffered second- and third-degree burns over most of his body, was first taken to Mission Hospi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Injures Head in Single-Car Crash While on Patrol

    It remains a mystery at this hour why an Orange County sheriff's deputy on routine patrol drove his cruiser into a light pole along Marguerite Parkway near Vista Del Lago in Mission Viejo around 3 this morning.The unidentified deputy was ejected from the car and suffered a head injury, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Tween Pop Punkers Offer High-Pitched War Cry Against Texting While Driving at Text Kills K-Jam 2012

    You wanna find out the issues that are on kid's minds these days, look for a local benefit concert. A decade ago, the hot causes might've involved organizations like Plea for Peace or Fuck Cancer. Today, straight-laced, pop punk-loving tweens are standing together against a new cause: Texting while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Anaheim Mail Thief Gets Sentenced in Federal Court

    To give herself unearned resources to buy a stash of methamphetamine, Anaheim's Kimberly Dawn Keister stole mail earlier this year from at least 24 residences or businesses in places like Lake Forest and Mission Viejo.In January, police stopped Keister's vehicle in Costa Mesa and found drugs as well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    20th Anniversary of Drywallers' Strike Mass Arrest in OC Today, No One Gives a Shit

    20 years ago today, the Orange County Sheriff's Department arrested over 150 striking drywallers at a construction site in Mission Viejo, in a case that drew national attention. The incident was the largest OC mass arrest since the legendary, forgotten 1936 Citrus War involving the county's orange p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    [UPDATED with Checkpoints Tonight in Sous-a Ana, Wet-minster and Beer Garden Grove:] Extra DUI Patrols in Drank Forest, Mixin' Viejo and Rancho Santa Margaritaville

    UPDATE, JUNE 8, 11:11 A.M.: In addition to the sheriff's department's DUI patrols in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Ranch Santa Margarita, city police agencies hold sobriety checkpoints tonight in Westminster, Santa Ana and Garden Grove.The Westminster and Garden Grove police departments did not ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Free Sundae at Farrell's For Military All Month Long

    ​Now here's something nice: for Military Appreciation Month, Farrell's is treating all servicemen and women past and present to an ice cream sundae from now to the end of May at all its Southern California locations, including Mission Viejo and Brea. The Red White and Blue Thank You Sundae is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Mission Viejo Gets Its Own Farmers Market

    ​Hey, you Mission Viejans reading (all two of you), how you doin' down there? And what are you doing today between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.? Did you know that your city, Mission Viejo, now hosts its own Farmers Market every Friday?No longer should you look with envy at the three (count 'em again...THREE!) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    On the Line: Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grille, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda Carter​This week's On The Line singles out Chef Lindsay of Nirvana Grill for guidance on running your own business. Her kitchen experience with Pascal Ohlats and zpizza help build the foundation for her inevitable culinary venture. She also discusses how Oprah inspires her. Want m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Barkworks Sells Puppy Mill Pets: Lawsuit

    ​A pet store chain with two Orange County shops sold puppies supplied by a puppy mill, alleges a class-action lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles law firm.The complaint alleges puppy breeds prone to illness and other health woes are being sold by Barkworks, which has stores in Brea and Mission Viejo.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Fullerton Sonic Drive-In Offering Free Cherry Limeade

    Even Flat Stanley has to eat...​While there ain't no cure for the summertime blues, the roller-skaters over at Orange County's newest Sonic may beg to differ. Through the end of June, the crew is offering a FREE cherry limeade with ANY purchase (hello, dollar menu!). Made with real cherries and cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Bundt Cake Bakery Chain Opens First OC Store Today

    ​Nothing Bundt Cake has one of those clever monikers that wraps a pun inside a title that's slightly more creative than Absolutely Phobolous and What the Pho. The franchise comes out of Sin City. The first of three Orange County branches opens today in Costa Mesa at 270 E. 17th Street, #4.

  • Columns

    January 13, 2011

    Miracle on La Paz Road

    [Hey, You!] Saving Christmas, one lost wallet at a time.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Surfs Cities

    ​This week's Orange County Interwebs Horror Show goes from city to city to see what is being said about them on the Interwebs. Mayors, chambers of commerce officials and visitors and convention bureaucrats may want to skip this one. (Especially in Fullerton, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Huntington Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Mission Viejo Shelter Dogged by Controversy

    ​A former Mission Viejo Animal Services Center volunteer dropped a bombshell this week."We are instructed to lie . . .," Dianne Doyle wrote in letters to the media and the city councils of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo, which contract the center for shelter services.After three year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Rossmoor War on Coyotes Ugly

    ​So, the residents of Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and East Long Beach are perturbed because coyotes are apparently attacking defenseless Fidos and Garfields with ever more frequency, and the response from officialdom is to leave the American jackals be. But close readers of this space shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Kyle McCann and Jason Mathewes Arrested for Being Spectrum's Alleged Water-Bottle Bombers

    ​If you happened to be at the Irvine Spectrum Monday night, you might have heard some loud pops.No, this was not misdirected Dolby blasts from the shopping and entertainment center's cine-megalopolis.Just ask the two Mission Viejo teens arrested for making the racket.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Warning to Rummies: DUI Patrols Tonight!

    Brooklyn Museum ArchivesDid somebody order a designated driver?​If you're driving in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo or Rancho Santa Margarita today, you may notice more sheriff's patrol cars on the road than usual.And, if you've been drinking:1) What are you doing driving, butt wipe?2) The deputies in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    What's the Cost for Police Service in Your City?

    ​At the most recent meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens got the five supes to approve $77 million in annual police service contracts with 11 cities throughout the county.That amount represents a slight increase (primarily due to deputy benefits) over the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Cook! COOK! Where's my Hasenpfeffer?

    Flickr user janelleSadly, I don't have any rabbits to cook, so you get a stock photo. I have made this dish many, many times.​It's wabbit season in Mission Viejo, where the City Council last week allowed the hunting of rabbits with air-powered pellet guns. Should you hear the pop-pop-pop of a gun, ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2010

    Brad Gates, Space Cowboy

    The ex-sheriff's open-space dealmaking has some in San Juan Capistrano crying foul

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Tensions High as Ever at MV Council Meeting Before Recall Vote

    Ed Piskor / OC Weekly​Voters today are heading to the polls in Mission Viejo to decide whether or not to recall Mayor Lance MacLean.You'd know that fact already, many time over, if you'd been at last night's Mission Viejo city council meeting.For years, the council's public comments portion of the ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Prepare For The Untold Disasters In South County's Future

    The St. Regis adopts policy banning bailed-out banker parties: Are you ready for this South County disaster?​Do your best to imagine the following:The year is 2010. I Love Bagels has run out of shmear. Golden Spoon only offers gummy bears as topping. Lauren Conrad L.A. Candy has fallen off of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Updated: DUI Crackdown In OC's Three Biggest Party Towns Tonight

    ​Watch out, sinning citizens of OC's sinningest towns. The OC Sheriff's Department will be on the streets tonight looking for drunk drivers as part of a federal anti-DUI program that targets "areas that have a high incidence of DUI related arrests and collisions."So, naturally, they're headed for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Restaurant Closures During September--More Than In Previous Months

    ​Following a period in which the number of closures was down, they've now increased again. September saw five OC places shut up shop for good. They were:Wienerschnitzel, Mission ViejoJaponaise Bakery, Tustin (for Edwin's full report, CLICK HERE)Contodo Mexican Grill, OrangeVessia Ristorante, Irvin ... More >>

  • Food

    August 6, 2009
  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009

    KSBR Birthday Bash

    Oso Viejo Park

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Try on a Bra, Fight Breast Cancer

    You--not you, sir--can help fight breast cancer while receiving a complimentary bra fitting at various local locations over the next few weeks.For every woman who tries on a Wacoal or b.tempt'd bra with a fit specialist and signs up to receive monthly reminders to do self-breast exams, Wacoal will d ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    The MacLean Recall: It's On

    More than a month after Mission Viejo Mayor Pro Tem was presented a letter stating the intention of 51 citizens to have him recalled from office, MacLean's opponents have gotten the go-ahead to begin gathering signatures from the general populace to get the recall on the ballot. Yesterday, Mission V ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Do Tell

    William Tell

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    To Do Tonight 5/27

    Cooking Class: Exceptional Pizza, 6 p.m. Why not cook your own pizza for once? You lazy little... Blackmarket Bakery 17941 Sky Park Circle, Suite E Irvine, CA 92614 949-852-4689 Mic Check Tuesday, 9 p.m. One. Two. The Blue Café 210 N. Promenade Long Beach, CA 90802 562-983-7111 Orange County's ... More >>

  • Features

    October 4, 2007

    Hard Knocks

    Three years in the life of the Capistrano Unified School District

  • Articles

    September 20, 2007
  • Food

    August 9, 2007

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    November 30, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange Countys best damn dining guide

  • Food

    September 28, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    September 14, 2006
  • Food

    September 7, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    January 5, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in the county, A-R

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Down These Mean Equestrian Trails

    Middle-aged rage kills more kids than student gunners

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Sex and the Single Gun

    Firearms don't kill kids, sex does!

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