[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican restaurants play such loud music?
I only saw the last hour and a half of KDOC-TV Channel 56's epic Wally George special and do check out our oral history of Wally George on newsstands this week, wontcha?), but what a show it was. Man, how I miss Wally--that old guy who used to sit with him, all the hot women and crazy men, the hilar ... More >>
As our Film page story indicates, not all selections in the second annual Silverado Film Festival could be mentioned due to the print edition deadline (and, come to think of it, space contraints). That's because the submission deadline was only last Friday and the festival runs 6-10 p.m. tonight th ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans like to throw their kids into swimming pools?
Lenny Dykstra, the Santa Ana-born baseball phenom out of Garden Grove High who went on to Major League glory with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the early to mid-1990s, has completed his state and federal incarcerations."Nails" was released Thursday from Victorville Federal Correctio ... More >>
All Henry Bouldin wanted to do was watch an Angel game with a paper bag over his head, is that so wrong?It is at the Big A."Security just showed up out of nowhere," Bouldin reportedly said after Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. "They said you can't wear anything over your head."
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's longtime team orthopedist, died Saturday night. He was 66.Members of the organization did not find out until Tuesday. But, according to the Halos' website, coaches and players figured something was up when Yocum, who was starting his 36th season with ... More >>
What does Templeton Rye have to do with Al Capone? Rumor has it that it was not only his libation of choice, but he was buried with a bottle of "The Good Stuff". You don't have to take our word for it, as Deirdre Marie Capone makes an appearance at Hi-Time Wine Cellars to promote her book, Uncle Al ... More >>
When it comes to the world of anthropomorphized food mascots, exaggerated ethnic and racial depictions are not only commonplace but virtually mandatory. The best example is the Milwaukee Brewer's legendary sausage races involving a hot dog (American), bratwurst (German), kielbasa (Polish), Italian ( ... More >>
Balmy Orange County weather is a powerful thing. Just ask Kurt Schaeffer. A New York transplant, he's adapted to the sunshine. We find out what he loves and remembers most in today's edition.Read our interview with Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part OneAnd now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're ... 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 >>
As the strapping Jack Reacher, the star scores
Santa Ana-born pride of Garden Grove High, pro baseball warrior, Orange County car wash king, crony of CNBC Mad Moneyman Jim Cramer and convicted thief, druggie, conman and sex offender Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to 6 1/2 months in lockup despite getting into fights with jailers. U.S. District ... More >>
Los Angeles Dodger and Baltimore Oriole Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray agreed in August to pay $358,151 to settle a federal lawsuit tied to an insider-trading tip he received from his buddy and former teammate Doug DeCinces.On Wednesday, the former Oriole and California Angel third baseman, ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are Mexican Indians so poor?
A Huntington Beach company that tracks medications used by NFL players reportedly claims its been cleared in a federal investigation that followed the May 2010 arrest of former San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison, who had 100 painkillers illegally in his possession when his car was stopped in R ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the Angels coming through for charity event.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 2:02 P.M.: Sponsors of an upcoming charity event in Fullerton for children with Down syndrome are taking aim at Anaheim's Angels and superstar first baseman Albert Pujols for being "uncaring ... More >>
When Aaron Kushner took over as publisher earlier this summer, he promised to fill the Orange County Register with content from new full-time film and dining reviewers and a Los Angeles Dodgers beat reporter. Now the Boston bean counter is talking about filling even more newsroom desks abandoned in ... More >>
Imagine you're a mother and wife who wakes up in bed at 5 one morning because you hear heavy breathing.With your eyes still closed, you think that the person standing over you is your frisky husband.But it's not.The person at your bed's edge staring at you is naked except for his socks.It's one of y ... More >>
Interviewing David Clyde for today's "The Lost Boys of Summer" feature, it's as if the onetime pitching phenom suffers from baseball Tourette's. That's because, in between March thunderstorms, the former Texas Ranger is speaking with me on the phone while schooling a young pitcher at a North Hous ... More >>
When it comes to "The Lost Boys of Summer," two former ballplayers who have worked to get better retirement benefits for decades are Pensacola, Florida, buddies Ken Wright and Jim Hutto. They even tried to enlist retired, well-known major leaguers such as Dave Winfield and Robin Yount to help th ... More >>
So remember the memo that new Anaheim Angels slugger Albert Pujols sent the team about them a couple of weeks ago referring to him as "El Hombre" (The Man), even though he's been against it ever since he was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals?The Angels didn't get it.Spotted yesterday on the eas ... More >>
Spring training hasn't even truly started, and already your Anaheim Angels are annoying their $200 million man, Albert Pujols, with billboards proclaiming him "El Hombre"--"The Man" in espeaky Espanish. Not only is it unimaginative, but the St. Louis Cardinals tried to do that, a linguistic play ... More >>
If those buzzing past Warner Avenue at the 55 freeway in Santa Ana are not psyched about the upcoming Angel baseball season, they are: 1) Blind.b) Stupid.tres) Doyer fans (or the same as b).See why after the jump . . .
Warren and Pujols: A Murderer's Row for Christ?Going off what Coker posted yesterday about Christians looking toward new Anaheim Angels slugger Albert Pujols to bring a bunch of Papist Mexis in la naranja toward Christ, the question then becomes: what local church will Pujols sign up for as his n ... More >>
With the Turkey Day semi-holiday upon us (news never sleeps, cabrones), I'm finally able to whittle through months of back issues--finished the Esquire with Justin Timberlake on it, Reason with Rand Paul, the Harper's featuring a hilarious Thomas Frank essay on the popularity of self-help books, ... More >>
Celebrating the Day of the Dead with some of the county's worst offenders
Next week, Major League Baseball will hold its annual All Star game in Phoenix, where Sheriff Joe Arpayaso roams and perhaps the only major metropolitan area in the United States that has more Know Nothings per ratio than Orange County. For the past year, activists have been calling on Commission ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -StappMajor ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 6, 5:58 P.M.: Already looking at 80 years behind bars if convicted of the 13 counts against him in federal court, Lenny Dykstra today had another 25 criminal charges filed against him in Los Angeles County Superior Court.The former baseball star out of Garden Grove is facing 23 felo ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 9, 11:22 A.M.: Lenny Dykstra, the former major leaguer out of Garden Grove, could get up to 80 years in federal prison if the numerous bankruptcy fraud counts against him stick.That's disclosed in an announcement of a federal grand jury indictment accusing Dykstra of bankruptcy fraud ... More >>
Robert Redford helms another dull history lesson
Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWhen Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt went out to the mound to calm down his struggling starter Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning Tuesday night, the theme that accompanies Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies filled Angels Stadium.But those sitting behi ... More >>
UPDATE: Due to Saturday's heavy rain forcast, The inaugural Flea Market at Dodger Stadium has been postponed. Mark your calendar for December 18, when the next scheduled flea market will take place! This Saturday a new flea market comes to Dodger Stadium! The Flea Market at Dodger Stadium was c ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. If memory serves me correctly, this Halloween will be just the second that I've spent at home s ... More >>
[Best of OC 2010] John Moynihan's 10 OC Survival Tips
Former Oakland A's pitcher, probable ex-husband of Playboy Playmate-turned-founding The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Jeana Keough and current boozehound Matt Keough was sentenced today to a year of jail for his latest DUI incident.On the bright side, Keough was granted credit for ... More >>
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Flickr user chris.ptacek The Angels under Mike Scioscia have been about consistency. Their manager preaches, and seems to live by, a mantra of keeping everything balanced. Losses don't get the team too low and winning doesn't get them too high. The approach has worked well for Orange County's bas ... More >>
Only known photo to exist anywhere and everywhere of Steve Bren, not counting those other ones.A former Grand Prix racing champion and son of billionaire Irvine Co. chairman Donald Bren occupies the No. 18 spot on the most recently updated list of California's most delinquent tax delinquents.Ste ... More >>
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