The Calfornia boys ride a wave of confidence into their latest tour
A rehearsal space adjacent to the Burbank airport is almost as far away as a band can get from the rigors of the road. It's also miles away from the last big SoCal date we saw them play, strumming stoned eighth notes before a massive crowd at the Cali Roots festival in Monterey, with a sea of cute b ... More >>
Two big things were brewing as we sat down to interview Jim and Louie. The second topic can wait until tomorrow, but we were there to celebrate the launch of lunch at The Bungalow. What I liked most about their new service was the option to order ahead. Get your hands on the menu, call when you're a ... More >>
Long Beach City College's student rep declares war on the Board of Trustees over proposed program cuts
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. Th ... More >>
Wow, the pathetic legacy of former Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown just keeps getting pathetic-er and pathetic-er-er. The Weekly has obtained a copy of a letter that His Excellency wrote back when he was merely His Stupidity, when Brownie was a Reverend Monsignor at the Diocese of Monterey dur ... More >>
Looks like we won't be hearing any of Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music in Indio this year. The former front man of the Velvet Underground just pulled out of Coachella and scrapped shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Monterrey.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Segerstrom Concert Hall 1-13-13 Sometimes people forget that jazz gigs can be fun. The musical knowledge required by some jazzbos leaves just enough room for the graduate students while everybody else goes somewhere warm and unobtrusive. Yesterday, the Monterey Jazz ... More >>
First, it was a documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films winning awards.Now, it's the campaign that sprang the Laguna Beach company's film To the Arctic that is taking honors.
Ever wonder why ketchup is so expensive given that it's pretty much tomatoes, high-fructose corn syrup, vinegar, spices and salt? Maybe it's not from the extra cent that the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been fighting for to pay a better wage to the people who pick them in Florida; maybe it' ... More >>
Forgive us, we're only going to get to use that once
Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what are the three milks of pastel de tres leches?
The Place: The Counter, 6416 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, (949) 336-7272; www.thecounterburger.com.The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Paul Dean AndrewsUPDATE, MAY 25, 3:46 P.M.: A San Pedro man was sentenced today to 97 days in jail, three years probation and an order to stay away from Deborah Pauly for threatening violence against the Villa Park city councilwoman via a Facebook message. Paul Dean Andrews, 28, was slapped with ... More >>
Muzammil SiddiqiHere we go again.Organizers of February's controversial and much-blasted anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda have issued an ultimatum to the Orange County Human Relations Commission: rescind the Community Leader award it is presenting to Islamic Society of Orange County Imam Muzammil ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 25, 4:40 P.M.: The Democratic Party of Orange County has weighed in on Villa Park City Councilwoman's Deborah Pauly's harsh remarks at an anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda last month. (Welcome to the party, folks!)As you might expect from a party philosophically opposite of a teabagg ... More >>
Wikipedia CommonsAn example of the power of Mavericks.UPDATE, JAN. 27, 2:40 P.M.: Jacob Trette is walking and talking the way he was before the frightening multiple-wave hold-down at Maverick's, a big-wave surf break near San Francisco.He was released from Stanford Medical Center yesterday, accor ... More >>
Its butter-deficient, low-calorie cuisine sounds like Paula Deen's private hell
Veteran whale watchers and sports-fishing operators report dense numbers of blue whales--the largest animals ever known to have existed--frolicking off the Southern California coast, from Santa Barbara to southern Orange County.Thank our unseasonably cold weather: chilly water favorable to the sh ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BrockmanDianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>
The Dirty Heads announced their summer tour dates with Sublime with Rome, but because of logical deduction, we already knew that. What we didn't know is that they now (officially) have a No. 1 hit.
A man angry over a $68 parking ticket he received at Carpentaria State Park will be arraigned today for allegedly sending an envelope containing white powder to spook employees of a Costa Mesa-based parking citation collection company. William Louis Poolman answers to one felony count of mailing ... More >>
A state Legislative Analyst's Office report critical of California's planned high-speed rail network, which includes a leg that extends into Orange County, is being used as ammunition by critics who want to junk the $42.6-billion project.
It's been a rough half-year for Peter Callahan of the Tustin law firm Callahan, McCune & Willis, mostly because of his big mouth. The head lawyer for the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal unwittingly revealed in September the sealed amount Bishop Tod D. Brown gave to a statutory rapist, b ... More >>
2007: A year to remember
Bishop Brown Escapes OC Court Date, But Now he Must Reckon with Monterey
Judge dismisses a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by professors alleging class-hour fraud against Chapman University
Last month, famed Newport Beach attorney John Manly sent two associates to Monterey so they could argue before a judge why Manly should depose Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown. Why Monterey? Brown was the Diocese of Monterey Chancellor until 1989, and Manly represents an alleged cleric ... More >>
Artists at Continents End is old Californiabefore overdevelopment
Bulldozers pave way for luxury homes in Dana Points Headlands
How a monk, an altar boy, and a sex-abuse victim joined forces to battle their common enemy: the Catholic Church
Starlite Desperation accepts its lot in life
Snake Versus Wizard want the stadium tour
Flying around with the Bill Simon press corps
The Lodge serves really good cafeteria food
Hes in the Army now
Mission founder Junipero Serra brought death and destruction to Californias natives. Now hes one step away from sainthood