Droves of tattoo-sporting, vest-wearing nerds roam the Happiest Place On Earth. They don't make war, they say—they make magic
This Long Beach restaurant awaits greatness, its liquor license and the cows it's raising for its steaks
It's hard to imagine another street artist who has made a bigger name for himself than Banksy, the stencil-loving political artist and activist from Bristol, UK whose creations have adorned walls of buildings the world over and even made their way into museums. But tonight at 7pm at Cal State Fuller ... More >>
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Last week, Newport Beach's Restaurant Week concluded. But this week, my list of restaurant essentials continues, this time for the city that includes Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, and the parts of Newport Beach that still feel like Irvine. Some of the listed restaurants participated in last week ... More >>
Yes, Gravity makes it. Also, a superior sex comedy
St. Nicks across the country keep fighting for control of America's premier Santa organization
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
I saw the best minds of my generations getting the hell out of Orange County the moment they turned 18 or realized that Yorba Linda is still among us. Colonies of talented OCers exist across the U.S., with Austin, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Portland being the ones most of the people I ... More >>
Llewyn Davis turns out to be a Carey Mulligan-terrifying punk
The Coens triumph in old Greenwich Village
Laguna Art Museum's 'ex•pose' series looks at the British artist
That Orange County Great Park that would rival Golden Gate Park in San Francisco or Central Park in Manhattan? You know, the nature and multi-use park ringed by housing that Irvine and South County forces convinced a majority of county voters in 2002 was preferable to a new 24-hour, international a ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And should Mexicans feel obliged to hang out with family members who hate them?
The Marine won the Navy Cross for bravery in Iraq. But it was his job with the Orange County Sheriff's Department that gave him PTSD
Over a decade ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for what was called Pacific News Service but is now New American Media bemoaning how pathetic the Latin Grammys were due to their lack of Mexican music. "The definers of Latin culture," I wrote then, "have decided that the most popular Latin music genre in t ... More >>
Multiple reports are flooding in from the field that Assi Natural Market, which took over the space from Stein Mart in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Irvine, seems like it's on life support. Among the e-mails we've received: "Seems like they're closing down, no fresh fruits/vegetables, only canned ... More >>
Meet the masters of the functional glassblowing trade—by which we mean bongs
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
The Costa Mesa Police Department played a key role in taking down a multimillion dollar cyber fraud scheme headed by an international fugitive who, after being taken into custody in his native Romania in April 2010, "released himself" from lockup. Nicolae Popescu remains at large with six other Roma ... More >>
Growing up in New York, the Velvet Underground was always prevalent. It could be in the music of young bands or seen in people's fashion choices as you walk down the street. It could have been as simple as seeing a banana and thinking of Andy Warhol's iconic album cover or walking through Chelsea hu ... More >>
James Howard Kunstler, a New York-based author and social critic known for his 1994 book The Geography of Nowhere, articles in The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times and elsewhere, as well as TED lectures on suburbia, urban development and "the global oil predicament," has lowered the boom on Oran ... More >>
It's one thing to have a passion for something, and another to pursue it. Kyle Owens took a risk when he chose to start his own service, cooking and delivering Paleo-friendly meals to clients in CrossFit gyms. Creating flavorful meals that are healthy isn't an easy task. Yet Kyle takes on this chall ... More >>
Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, October 25 Tav Falco's Panther Burns Alex's Bar Something wild and even a little spooky is coming to Alex's Bar, and he comes bearing gifts of lo-fi blues-infused rockabilly. Tav Falco's Panther Burns is one the of origi ... More >>
Gentle readers: Behold the debut of our latest column: "The Poorman's OC 4 Under $6, written by our own King of All Media, Jim "The Poorman" Trenton! Every week, he'll regale us with cheap eats and things to do in this great county of ours. Now, here's the Poorman! "You Can Enjoy The Good Life With ... More >>
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
[Moxley Confidential] Newport Beach mystery man pitched CIA-backed 10,000 percent annual investment return. Plus, toupee!
*See the end of the post for an update on Hager's new plan to create a Pot Illuminati. *Original Post, Oct. 11, 12:15 p.m.: Do you like weed? Do you have $250,000? If you answered yes to both those questions, then you are a candidate for the opportunity of a lifetime, according to Steven Hager, ... More >>
Is this any way to get custody of the twin sons Tito Ortiz is raising in Huntington Beach. Jenna Jameson ended a week of bad personal news by appearing on Good Day New York Monday morning to promote her new novel Sugar, but the interview was apparently cut short because producers thought the ex-por ... More >>
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!
When it comes to Cleveland native Ricky Smith, this comedian, writer and editor for Adult Swim's Black Dynamite is as funny and as modest as they come. Also a do-gooder, Smith founded "Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere" (or R.A.K.E) because he just wanted to get out there and be kind. What a concep ... More >>
The former chief financial officer of an Irvine-company that helped tech giants move products between countries was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison for embezzling $15 million from his employer. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford in Santa Ana also ordered a $15 million ... More >>