Saturday, May 2, 2009.
This was the night. I could feel it. I was going to finally sink my teeth into something the whole of L.A. had been talking about and enjoying for months. Unless you've been holed up in the Unabomber shack or haven't been reading my entries on this blog, I'm talking, of ... More >>
It was good to be back in Henry's. I'd been a regular customer of the yuppified farmers market since it opened in February 2003 on the other side of Costa Mesa's Great Wall of College Avenue that blocks the sights and sounds of the Target store loading docks from my humble abode. Everything changed ... More >>
Ho-hum, another TV show based on the "Orange County" experience. At least this one holds the promise of being something other than the usual rich & bitchen exploits of the Botoxed coastal-living set. Firoozeh Dumas, whose debut book Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian i ... More >>
Let's hope the Orange County Register offers a fuller obituary for Placentia resident Alfred Aguirre than the two-byline rush job they printed today. Reporters Eric Neff and Heather McRea covered the main facts--Aguirre was indeed Placentia's first Latino councilmember (and the third in Orange Count ... More >>
Anaheim Union High School District trustees claim that they reappointed former board member Harald Martin because he was the most qualified candidate for the job. That's bull--nothing more than political payback, as I noted in the above link. But I forgot to mention something else: AUHSD trustee Bri ... More >>
Daniel Gannaway, musician and active member of the Surfrider Foundation, has composed a song called "Save Trestles". It can be downloaded from his MySpace page, www.myspace.com/danielgannaway. Why is he giving away the goods for free? "I believe Save Trestles is a really important campaign, and I've ... More >>
Tired of your miserable, dead end job? Wish you had something a little more glamorous? Well, we at The Blotter are here to help. Have you considered a job as a foreign affairs columnist for the op-ed page of the New York Times?
For longer than I care to remember, Thomas Friedman has traveled the ... More >>