He builds furniture, owns his own business, and plants gardens. And after our meeting, Chris would meet with The Corner's bartender to practice all the cocktails on their drink menu. Staying in one place is not his specialty, but we wouldn't want him any other way.Read our interview with Chris Groda ... More >>
Don't get confused by Eat Chow's next location. Their current one is off Newport in Costa Mesa. The sequel is going to be off Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. So when you tell someone "I'll see you at Newport.", be sure to clarify which.As you can see, the PCH outpost is looking spiffy and ... More >>
From Twitter, from a gal whose name I can't remember, whose question I can't quote verbatim because it's buried under a pile of tweets, but which went like this:Where can I find a good mimosa near the beach?Actually, she first asked about a good mimosa, period. I recommended Memphis at the Santor ... More >>
The suspected car burglar.For surfers parking in Hungtington and Newport, it may not be safe to enter the water. At least, not safe for their cars and any valuables inside.Huntington Beach police have released photos (right, and after the jump) of the man they believe has been targeting the ca ... More >>
Righteous readers who saw our post about the Frog House being endangered inform that a Facebook page has been created to save the legendary Newport Shores surf shop.You'll find the page here: Facebook.com.
Dave LiebermanJust opening the package will suffuse your senses with the smell of porky perfection.You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC ... More >>
An anonymous reader was kind enough to send in this video about the early Newport Beach surf scene, circa 1950s and 60s. Apparently an early look at an enigmatic documentary project called Living it Forever (coming in spring 2010) the clip includes conversations with a diverse selection of New ... More >>
Fever DragonThis zombie: Probably hot under the make-up. Hi.If you're looking to get a head start on Halloween this week, drag yerselves over to the coast and check out the first ever Newport Beach Zombie Pub Crawl: They Came From the Beach this Saturday.Sponsored by LocalHipster.com (.....we kno ... More >>
Jenevieve BelairUsually in Locals Only Extra, we provide you with an mp3 from the local band spotlighted, so you can actually have some aural accompaniment to whatever nonsense we come up with. But this week's band, Costa Mesa's Semi Sweet, have already done us one (or several) better: all four s ... More >>
Tim and Liza Goodell (of A Restaurant and others) has a plan for the space vacated by Ristorante Max in Newport's Westcliff Plaza. Early next year, they're going to open their third outlet of 25 Degrees there. The other two 25 Degrees already in operation are in China and L.A.
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It was hard to top last year’s party on that beautiful boat in Newport, but this Saturday the OC Weekly Holiday Party & Fashion Show hit an all-time high with one of the best parties of the holiday season (if I do say so myself).
Britney Spears may have been a no-show, but that didn’t seem to ... More >>
History for sale: Items salvaged from the dismantled Pride of Newport riverboat are on eBay starting today - the proceeds will go to the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Pieces up thus far: a door to the riverboat's restaurant, the grand staircase chandelier (pictured), several smaller antique table ... More >>
That's ambitious: A Long Beach city councilman hopes to "once again make our beaches a destination." Good luck cleaning up all that shit, buddy.
Adios, Laguna: MTV's shipping out of Laguna Beach and pulling into Newport for the next installment of the 'Real OC.'
Poached? The Register has an interes ... More >>
Dismantled Pride: The Pride of Newport, a replica riverboat that's been a local landmark for 43 years, has been sentenced to death by dismantlement — which started yesterday.
Back from the border: A "career criminal" deported around a month ago is back and already stirring things up — allegedly ... More >>
Okay, Newport's fine, but there must be Satanic snowballs somewhere. Today, the Transportation Corridor Agencies announced a 30-day delay on their choice of alignments for the Foothill-South toll road extension. The TCA board voted 12-3 for the delay mere hours after its staff received a letter from ... More >>