• Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    New UCI Report Claims OC is on the Cusp of Political and Demographic Change--NO WAY!

    In news that will surprise only people who live in deepest darkest Montana, a new report released last night claims the times are a-changing in Orange County. More than 100 people from labor, faith and other groups came together at Buena Park's UFCW Local 324 union hall to discuss this momentous pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    On the Line: David Pratt of Brick, Part Two

    Pratt arrived 20 minutes early to our interview. By the time I walked in, he was in the middle of formulating a dish for his menu. Being a chef means you're constantly thinking about business, whether you like it or not. Read our interview with David Pratt of Brick Pizzeria, part one. And now, on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    On the Line: Scott McVean of PdM Kitchen, Part One

    If you think you know PdM Kitchen, think again. While it may have sister bakeries and cafes, this particular spot near the intersection of Jeffrey and Alton has something the rest do not: dinner. Full-service meals of roasted chicken, flat iron steak, plus beer and wine. This found within a chain no ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Best Films of 2013, A Second Opinion

    Toasting computer love, a genocide musical and a Midwestern odyssey

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Drought (and Ski Resort) Relief Coming to Cali?

    Falling rain may send one's thoughts to the upcoming ski and snowboard season. According to some national weather predictors, the coming winter may bring enough precipitation to replenish reservoirs and ease water shortages in California. Neat. But what about our slopes? Relief may be coming there ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Long Beach Man Confess To Huge Child Pornography Collection

    A Long Beach man faces between five and 30 years in prison for collecting and distributing more than 4,700 child pornography images and videos. Andrew Alfonso Petrone admitted this month to committing the crimes before a trial in hopes U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna will eventually grant ... More >>

  • Film

    February 28, 2013

    This 'Leviathan' Has Sea Legs

    Steel yourself for a watery knockout

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    Reggie Watts' Humor Might Hurt Your Head

    When it comes to the humor this beatboxing madman, it's best to not overthink it

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Forget Medical: Colorado Legalizes Recreational Weed

    If there's anything that Californians have learned in the 16 years since voters passed Proposition 215, it's this: medical marijuana is a mess. On the one hand, marijuana has gotten a lot easier to come by over the years. What used to be only available on the street or in a few scattered dispensarie ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Welcome Back, Jim Crow

    [Crossing the Line] New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    UPDATED with Capture: Federal Judge David O. Carter Orders Posse to Find Fugitive Brad Keith Lee

    ​UPDATE: Acting on the orders of a pissed off federal judge in Orange County, law enforcement officials this month arrested Brad Keith Lee in Washington state for probation violations; now he'll face the unhappy judge at a future date.ORIGINAL POST: 3/7/2012: David O. Carter is undoubtedly Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Gregory Alan Isakov Says Horticulture is a Lot Like Songwriting

     ​Gregory Alan Isakov is a singer-songwriter from Colorado who puts together delicate melodies that are also--at the same time!--lushly layered and well thought out. "I probably listen to too much Leonard Cohen," Isakov says over the phone from Colorado while trying to sort out his influences ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Rand Study On Medical Pot Among Year's Worst, Scientific American Says

    ​Remember that Rand Corporation study from earlier this year that claimed crime actually increased in L.A. neighborhoods where cops closed medical marijuana dispensaries? The one that forgot to include crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department?? The one that Rand had to retrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Scientists Say Kiss Goodbye to America's Trout Population Due to Global Warming

    Flickr user Fishking_1​I've never had the pleasure of participating in trout fishing, but oh, that fish: on a cedar plank, smoked, as jerky, the turkey of America's fishes.Well, folks, you better enjoy them while you can, especially you fishers: scientists have just published a study showing that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Greg MacGillivray, Local Filmmaker, Honored with Wildlife Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award

    Greg MacGillivray​Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman founded MacGillivray Freeman Films in the mid-1960s, and the Laguna Beach-based company has been making large-format films, documentaries on the natural world mostly, ever since.Freeman was tragically killed in a Sierra Nevada helicopter crash in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Remembering a Buddy at Buddy Blue Festival V

    Photo by Tim Ames/BuddyBlue.netBuddy Blue strikes a chord at Pete's Place.​My, how time flies when you're missing your buddy. Bernard "Buddy" Seigal was a former OC Weekly music editor, a connoisseur of subversive comics, disturbing porn and bottomless whiskey shots, and, under the stage name "Bud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Senate Kills Immigration Bill Comment by BLUECITRUS: Let's clean this country up! Is this still the United States?Comment by DJMUNOZ: Fleas on your dog, oops I mean Feliz Navidad.Comment by FCPROP: This just proves the fact that we are shooting are self in the foot for generations if we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:They've fallen and we can't get upGet paid about three times the normal rate for a city government job. Move into a taxpayer subsidized apartment. The catch? Well, you've got to vote to keep the city's incumbent politicians in power, reports the Los Angeles Times on the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Are OC Republicans Lying or Businessmen Stupid for Leaving Country's Most Popular State?

    ​The kind of Orange County Republicans who would launch a recall of a Southern California politician from their own party tell you higher taxes are driving businesses out of California. They'll compare Cali's various tax rates with a backwater state like Nevada, or send their pupp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​What better food crime story is there than a car crashing through a fast-food chain? This one happened in--of all places--Billings, Montana. Who knew there was Taco Bell in Billings, or cars in Montana?A four-door Dodge crashed through the main doors of the Central Avenue Taco Bell Friday evening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Navel Gazing: The Avis of Journalistic Blogs in the West

    Dear readers, prepare to withstand some navel gazing about Navel Gazing, the OC Weekly staff news blog: It has won second-place honors from Best of the West, which was founded in 1987 to promote freedom of information and reward journalistic excellence, mainly through its contest for newspapers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    Robert Schuller to Bury Evel Knievel

    For another reason why this paper has been historically softer on the Reverend Robert Schuller than on Orange County's other wacky Christians (though read this article for proof we're not that soft), look no further than the announcement that Schuller will preside over Evel Knievel's funeral in Mont ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    These Boots Are Made for Kickin' Ass

    Gore Gore Girls’ High-Maintenance Garage Rock Is Worth the Effort

  • Columns

    July 5, 2007


    Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more

  • Columns

    March 29, 2007


    'If you dont like him, dont listen to him, you fuckin moron'

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Shifting Gears

    Brian Malesardi, The Gear Trader

  • Culture

    November 9, 2006

    Highly Evolved

    One day, Laurie Hassolds creatures will rule the Earth

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Prop 90: Enriching the Rich, Making Us Their Bitch

    Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine Company) has signed on to support Proposition 90, the Taxpayer Trap Initiative (or Save our Homes, if you're gullible). This is no surprise; back in September 2005, Prop 90's main backers poured $120,000 into Campbell for Congress, the campaign committee formed to ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 1 - June 8: Skulls and Whiskey

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2006

    Good Timing, Bad Air

    The Orange County Register reports this morning that the Irvine-based Beckman Foundation has donated $20 million to the City of Hope in Duarte, to help finance cancer research. The Foundation has an excellent sense of timing– because, as every other newspaper in the state is reporting this mor ... More >>

  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    Out to Pasture

    Wim Wenders flaccid Western reverie

  • Culture

    November 3, 2005

    Dirty Sweets

    The seedy side of Found magazine

  • Features

    September 15, 2005

    The Tragedy of It All

    Orange Countys own Hurricane Katrina: the Great Flood of 1938

  • Columns

    September 30, 2004

    Silver Lining

    Macarthur, The Market And Mary Reilly

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Pussies Galore!

    What local candidates dont want voters to know

  • Film

    July 24, 2003

    Winged Migration

    Angels in the architecture

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Remembering a Fallen Friend With an Angels Voice

    Stereolab vocalist/guitarist Mary Hansen, 1966-2002

  • Culture

    August 29, 2002

    Straight-Up Realism

    Maile Meloys stubborn insistence on story

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Deadly Quiet, Noisy Death

    Killing time in the Badlands

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Dickless Farmers?

    Buddy vs. Buddy on the Beat Farmers Reunion

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Damn Dirty Remakes

    Summer flicks 2001

  • Music

    May 10, 2001
  • Music

    May 3, 2001
  • Columns

    January 18, 2001
  • Features

    July 27, 2000

    'Noise and Chaos'

    Relish on the road with Warped

  • Food

    July 6, 2000

    Three-Hour Tour

    A Sams Seafood Escape

  • News

    April 6, 2000
  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-creating the Masters

  • Culture

    August 26, 1999


    Santora slumbers in the sun

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