Southern California thief Ali Bailey must be asking himself a nagging question after the U.S. Secret Service filed charges against him: How could I be so dumb? Bailey decided to spend a Feb. 19, 2014, evening shopping at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza, where he bought $1,624 in merchandise from Sak ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Peg and Awl, Love Jules, and other indie crafters to support with your Christmas gift cards
Ho, Ho, Ho, and a great big Hoe to one and all!!! 'Tis the season, "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", and that means your 'favorite' activity, Christmas shopping!!!!! Don't you just love it...Going to the Malls, Fighting the Traffic, Buying online (while praying you don't get hacked), and most i ... More >>
This is a list of restaurants your humble food writer has deemed his ten favorite in a city that's arguably one of the best restaurant cities in Orange County, one where OC Weekly World Headquarters happens to reside (lucky us!). Should any Travel Channel show host, visiting businessman, or a recent ... More >>
To support her life-wrecking methamphetamine habit, Little Saigon's Celeste Ann Nguyen--the mother of several kids--helped run an identity theft ring that stole U.S. mail to obtain credit cards in the names of unsuspecting people, bought goods at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and then returned the it ... More >>
Following the success of Cucina Enoteca at the Irvine Spectrum, Tracy Borkum's San Diego-based Urban Restaurant Group has announced that it will open another Enoteca at Fashion Island. The restaurant is going to claim a 8,300 square foot location across from Nordstrom. The anticipated opening date ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Retro Footwear takes a trip back to its high-top heyday
Little Saigon's Celeste Anh Nguyen is a lucky criminal.A federal judge in Orange County is giving Nguyen--a brazen identity and mail thief--a generous path to erase her crimes from the public record if she successfully completes a Conviction and Sentence Alternative "CASA" Program.CASA provides subs ... More >>
[Trendzilla] British cheap-chic chain invades South Coast Plaza, Irvine Spectrum—cheerio!
After three seasons, Alexis Bellino is leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County--and the 35-year-old mother of three is taking her "Jesus Jugs" with her!The "reality" show cast member is partly blaming the co-star who coined that nickname with helping push her back into obscurity.
[Trendzilla] The Touche Éclat turns 20 with a limited-edition pen in hammered gold and in two new shades
[Trendzilla] Bundle says it's true, so it must be!
'Stories From an Undeclared War' takes the Freedom Writers muse Erin back to her old stomping grounds
Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWilliam Scott Woodin's Booking PhotoUPDATE, Jan. 6, 3:15 P.M.: Well, that didn't take long. According to a story on the KABC website, Orange County Sheriff's deputies captured William Scott Woodin at a park in Lake Forest yesterday. That makes Woodin's spectacul ... More >>
You only have one holiday shopping weekend left. Freak ya out? In order to help your lazy, procrastinating ass, we enlisted the help of drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese. And why not? The man who rocks behind the kit for bands such as Devo and Weezer is also one of the greatest marketing ... More >>
When Laguna Hills roofing contractor Michael Vincent Petronella was convicted for one of the largest known frauds of its kind in California history, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas famously said, "Cheaters who defraud the system will be trading in their Pradas for prison garb." Su ... More >>
The renovated, revamped venue is ready for its grand reopening. So why aren't all of its downtown Santa Ana neighbors celebrating?
A former Rancho Santa Margarita accounting consultant is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana today for allegedly embezzling $822,000 from a longtime friend's company, using the ill-gotten money to pay off seven credit cards that racked up charges for gasoline, bar tabs, restaurant bills, cable ... More >>
A recent spate of suicides and strange deaths inside Orange County's jails has jail staff and activists alike clamoring for reform
Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time
Jonathan Ho/OC WeeklyRead our April 2009 review of Capital Seafood.Capital Seafood, the Chinese restaurant at Diamond Jamboree that I reviewed some time ago, is adding a second Irvine store. Their parent restaurant group, which also operates eateries of the same name in Garden Grove, Rowland Heig ... More >>
When Laguna Hills roofing contractor Michael Vincent Petronella and his wife Devon Lynn Kile were arrested in one of the largest known Workers' Compensation Insurance fraud cases in state history, they owned five properties in California and Texas and multiple luxury vehicles including a Bentley ... More >>
If being a celebrity and having a perfume line is the true mark of success, the sad corollary is that audiences think dousing themselves in the "wet ozone" notes of Paris Hilton's product will make you fun and vacuous as well, or that wearing "Unforgivable Woman" by Puffy Combs (aka. P. Diddy/Sea ... More >>
[Best of OC 2010] Zoe Nicholson's 10 OC Survival Tips
On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.
An inert hand grenade was found in a parking structure at the tony Fashion Island mall in Neport Beach this morning.Security patrolling the mall around 7:35 a.m. found the pineapple-shaped device standing upright in a parking stall on the second level of the carsoleum between Bloomingdales and No ... More >>
The county coroner says a 19-year-old found dead at the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana early today committed suicide.Taylor Hart, who'd been arrested Aug. 7 for allegedly robbing the Nordstrom's store in Mission Viejo, was discovered by deputies on routine rounds in ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Dr. Martens experience a femme revival
Nothing wrong with the familiar and comfortable, if you do them right
OC's finest French restaurant has gone sub-Pyrenées for ten days to celebrate their third anniversary.freddy @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
A Laguna Hills roofing contractor was convicted today of lavishly spending illegal profits on luxury goods by cheating the Workers' Compensation Insurance system in what the Orange County District Attorney's office called one of the largest known fraud cases of its kind in California history.At t ... More >>
Picture Courtesy of Drago CentroMore details are coming in about the planned Osteria Drago, an Italian eatery with a Naples-style wood burning pizza oven and family-style dining, by Celestino Drago who brought you Drago Centro in L.A. The target date is vague, sometime around spring, but it will ... More >>
Jason Bentley (seen looking very sly in that picture over there) took over as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic--and KCRW music director--on December 1 of last year, but though the taste-making Santa Monica-based public radio station's signal covers Orange County comfortably, Bentley hasn't had the c ... More >>
Flipping through Real Simple last night, I caught a glimpse of what could be the most insulting ad ever.Sure, the visuals were mouthwatering--an enticing asparagus frittata, cooked to perfection and waiting for a fork to sink into it--but it was the text that nearly made me choke:"Mom deserves the b ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago I ranted about the fact that my husband and I had to wait 20 minutes for a table at Marché Moderne on a Saturday night, despite having a reservation.When he saw my post, chef Florent Marneau had the decency to email me and apologize...It's a testament to Marneau that Marché M ... More >>
Look, it's not too late. Jump in the car, drive. See something in her size? Are Pokemon still cool? What's a Ped Egg?--just fucking grab it at this point. Hey, Macy's is even staying open until midnight today and tomorrow for people like you. Hurry. South Coast Plaza: Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Chr ... More >>
Put down that wallet and don't walk into that Nordstrom. Why pay full price for all that lovable RVCA and Paul Frank gear when you can just plan on heading to their respective summer warehouse sales to stock up? This Friday and Saturday, both Paul Frank Industries and the RVCA warehouse in Costa Me ... More >>
Usually only available in specialty stores like HSS in Huntington Beach and not-so-specialty stores like Fred Segal, RVCA has finally launched an official online storefront to fulfill all your shopping needs. While HSS, Fred Segal, Nordstrom and such reliably carry a few logo shirts at all times, i ... More >>
"Though Longchamp is advertised as a luxury leather-goods company, the brand has really come to be known for these Le Pliage bags."
If shoppings what ails ya, Marche Moderne is the cure
RVCA's Summer Warehouse Sale
The topper coat is back this seasoneven if its too hot to wear
A classic trailer encampment thats more than a home away from home
Tankfarm Clothing strikes it rich with clever graphics
ASRs little bro, Agenda, does just fine hawking board-sports gear in a chilly warehouse