It's bad enough the Kings lead our Ducks two games to nil heading into game three of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at the Staples Center, but LA's also rubbing our beaks in their dominance with provocative billboards near the LA-OC border.
The Anaheim Ducks center is the greatest, least-known sports star Orange County has ever seen—and he likes it like that
Teemu's steakhouse takes over French 75's old space in Laguna Beach
Another week, another edition of the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830. As usual, we turn the mic over to producer/co-host Andy Harris to guide is through the fun. Enjoy!
Hockey god Teemu Selänne famously used a video on YouTube to announce recently he was coming back to the Anaheim Ducks for another season. Next we'll get a glimpse into the entire man in a new documentary Sel8nne from Finnish director JP Siili (Härmä, Ganes).
Despite a long-lasting lockout that vivisected this season, hockey is hotter than ever as this year's Stanley Cup Finals have become the highest rated games in history. In anticipation of tonight's game six between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, we've assembled the five most memorable ... More >>
The Killers Honda Center May 1, 2013 Never underestimate the power of a kick-ass, midweek rock show. Last night The Killers' Sin City swagger was enough to rev up an entire stadium of OC fans at the Honda Center in Anaheim. While a nearly sold-out arena show might seem come off effortless for a ban ... More >>
As your Anaheim Ducks charge into the playoffs (and win despite the referees turning a blind eye to the attempt by Detroit and their fans to get a timeout with less than a minute on the clock, not that we're bitter), changes are afoot at the Honda Center for next hockey season. The Grand Terrace--yo ... More >>
OC Weekly's first People Issue!
When we started doing Best Of issues for this infernal rag years ago, we always insisted on including mini-features we called "Personal Bests"--profiles of awesome people (with the accompanying glamor shot) who never could quite make it into the regular rotation of our paper of crime, sex, and taque ... More >>
Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli can officially scratch the Sacramento Kings off his list.The billionaire Broadcom co-founder has long sought an NBA team to join the Ducks as a tenant of the Honda Center his company manages, but after years of trying to woo the Kings south (or was it the Maloofs tr ... More >>
A duck with a leaf walks into a fast-food restaurant . . . and leaves in handcuffs. Actually, retired hockey players Jean Francois "J.F." Jomphe of the Anaheim Ducks and Richard Anthony Costello of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers were not inside the Laguna Beach Jack In the Box resta ... More >>
The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.Current and former pro athletes get into trouble som ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band Honda Center December 4, 2012 Better than...literally anything else you could have been doing When you've had a career as long and as illustrious as Bruce Springsteen, it's hard to top what you've already accomplished, especially on his current tour. At 6 ... More >>
This post covers so many categories, where do we begin?Trends come and go, but this one sucks. Back in April, we unexpectedly said goodbye to James Harris and Royal Hawaiian. Jump to last week, when The Cottage was informed of a land sale they had no knowledge of. Another blow to the beach community ... More >>
[Best Of 2012] The "Wizard of Rock & Roll" shares his favorite things about Orange County
See Also:*Hopscotch: Downtown Fullerton's New Beer and Whiskey Joint Also Serves Hillbilly Tunes*Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create EDM Power Merger in OC*Hank III - The Observatory - 8/21/12Dog adoption was the last topic I expected to be an icebreaker during a conversation with& ... More >>
Your indulgence: Whose flavor saver is more right on, Anaheim Ducks forward and "Minister of Moustachery" George Parros' or Newport Beach MMA fighter "Uncle Creepy" Ian McCall's?The nominees are after the jump . . .
Honda Center just announced that free AT&T Wi-Fi has been installed throughout the venue. Beginning Sunday, everyone visiting the Honda Center will be able to access free WiFi. Which is great for the Anaheim Ducks Fans who'll be there for Appreciation Night. The coolest part? Tim Ryan, Presi ... More >>
Linnea LiebermanSo you're out fishing, hanging out with the guys, and you're desperate for a drink. You've got energy drinks, vodka, and candy. What do you do?
Unless you live in Anaheim or happen to have tickets to either Ducks-Predators or the Angels-Red Sox games in Anaheim tonight, you might want to avoid the city like the plague. In anticipation of major traffic snarls around both Anaheim Stadium and Honda Center, the Anaheim Police issued a media ... More >>
The always loud and festive Baja Sharkeez Newport Beach is stepping up to help the Japan relief effort by hosting a silent auction and raffle tonight from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. There's some serious loot up for bidding--Lakers and Angels tickets, autographed Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings equipmen ... More >>
"The Henrys," as Henry T. Nicholas (right) and Henry Samueli are known, had their billionaire asses saved in 2009 when a federal judge accused the prosecution of misconduct and eventually dropped all charges against Broadcom's co-founders. The judge also disappeared the case against William Ruehl ... More >>
Between the start of our epic Final Pho tournament and news of quizzes that we can actually win, it was quite the week here at your favorite infernal blog. Highlights after the jump!
This week's collection of stuff posted from or about Orange County on the Interwebs includes a Duck call for Paul Kariya, an amazing Surf City aerial shot, the great Palm Springs vs. San Clemente debate, a slice of the 714 transformed into the 909, and what to expect from the rich white girl fro ... More >>
The "secret" lies within the yellow thing on Odom's wrist.You may have seen the colorful rubber wristbands around. They're about as trendy with celebs and athletes as flannel and plaid are with hipsters. Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers. Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. David Beckham o ... More >>
In one of my few circle of friends, the show that's a punchline for The Last Thing On Earth We Want To See is Cupcake Wars. Really--three rounds of cupcakes? When can we expect Bagel Battles? Or Strudel Skirmishes? Overwrought production on an overwrought food trend.But while flipping channels la ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyArena food tastes better when garnished with Canuck tears.Q: What's better than an awesome cheesesteak at OC's home of hockey?A: An awesome cheesesteak with a Ducks home victory on top. Cue the Bro Hymn!
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 >>
Where to go for the best deals and drinks
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMike Vallely at the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival at the OC Fairgrounds, Feb. 20, 2010. Just in time to hit the road with Duane "the Master of Disaster" Peters for his Glory Bound Skatepark Tour, Mike Vallely announced July 13 he's leaving longtime sponsor Element to fl ... More >>
Random notes scribbled onto a soggy napkin from the "Norm stool" at a working-class, Central Orange County watering hole during Sunday's USA-Canada Olympics gold medal hockey game . . .12:22 p.m.: The first shot is a slapper from Canada's Duncan Keith that Team USA goalie Ryan Miller handle ... More >>
Discovery Science Center
Ducks vs. Coyotes
As soon as news of Henry Samueli's guilty plea in his stock-option manipulation case broke yesterday, you might have noticed a brief, faint clickety-clacking sound rising over Orange County. The more engineers you work with, the more intense the flurry was. It was the sound of two words being delet ... More >>
We've got the George Argyros-owned apartment empire "systematically ripping off" its largely poor or lower middle class tenants by fabricating excuses for not refunding deposits to literally thousands of people. We've got Donald L. Bren--owner of the Irvine Co. using strong arm tactics on small l ... More >>
AN EVENING WITH FRANK MICKADEIT, 7 p.m. Dying to get cozy with OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit? The flyer says there's a good chance he'll serenade you too. Fullerton Public Library, Queen Mary, Long Beach CASINO NIGHT WITH THE ANAHEIM DUCKS, 7 p.m. The Ducks play dealers for charity as live ... More >>
Ducks vs. Wings
THOMAS KINKADE, 5pm Kinkade is making a rare holiday appearance. Village Gallery located in Main Place, 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (Main level, center court) ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS, 7pm See the Ducks battle Colorado Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim ACOUSTIC MEDLEY NIGHT, 7:30pm Featured ... More >>
Special Canadian edition
Sweet feat: The Ducks won their first Stanley Cup, beating the Ottawa Senators 6-2 Wednesday night in Anaheim. A sacrificial supremacist pal? Billy Joe Johnson - a guy already serving a life term in prison - stood at a packed courtroom Wednesday and claimed he'd killed the guy his friends, white sup ... More >>
With the game clock standing at two minutes left in Game 5, the huge crowd jammed into in JT Schmid's across the street from the Honda Center could hardly wait for the Ducks' Stanley Cup win to become official. The din of the Ducked-up revelers swelled and swelled as the clock reached 10 seconds, ... More >>
Will the Ducks win the Stanley Cup? Will the Angels make it to the Series? Will Tawny Kitaen stay out of jail? Will terrorists hit one of our local targets: Disneyland, the San Onofre nuke plant or TBN headquarters? Should they hit Disneyland? Will home prices collapse? What will happen first: our t ... More >>
Five Duck Dinners