[Trendzilla] Brandon and Elaina Sowers transform their popular Facebook page into a clothing line
Here are some news nuggets to get you caught up as the Newport Beach Film Festival heads for the home stretch. (Orange County's premiere cultural event ends Thursday night once the last cocktail glass at the Closing Night Party has been drained.)
A look back at the making of the OC band's accidentally influential record, 20 years later
The former trainer of legends Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson on the champions, his career and MMA's future
A Huntington Beach man and his brother have been convicted of running a $15 million, nationwide foreclosure rescue scam that left a federal prosecutor saying, "Few white collar crimes are as cruel or as devastating to victims." Surf City's Jeremy Michael "Mike" Head, 33, and Charles Head, 36, former ... More >>
The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy
Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?
An incredibly profitable Laguna Beach marijuana operation underway while Hollywood director Oliver Stone ironically filmed Savages in the heavenly coastal Orange County village has cost a man his freedom. Following a 2012 arrest, Richard Ashley Parker eventually took a plea bargain for his ... More >>
Did you go catch Kirby Dick and The Invisible War at UC Irvine yesterday?Yeah, I'm kicking myself for having missed it, too.And now I've been told someone who worked on the documentary about the sexual assaults of women in the military arrived on campus before Dick--years before.
[Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim restaurant manages to serve great Armenian and Middle Eastern cuisine from a hidden location
When it comes to pop culture and things that are cool, Orange County is a lot like an oyster: you have to put some effort into finding the pearls. I stumbled across a nifty little nugget of local cultural relevance one day while scanning the celebrity directory at findadeath.com, which meticulously ... More >>
Local thrash heroes Hirax announced last week that they are hitting the studio in June to record the band's fourth full-length album. Joining the five-piece will be producer/engineer Bill Metoyer, whose resume includes working with Slayer, Morbid Angel and Armored Saint.
A former Armenia wrestling champion living in Costa Mesa was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for kidnapping a business associate who was accidentally shot during the abduction before being beaten, tased and denied medical attention while his captor negotiated a $1 million ransom."No one d ... More >>
Since 2004, I have been a regular voice on KPCC-FM 89.3 and KPFK-FM 90.7--on the former as part of the regular Orange County roundtable held on Airtalk with Larry Mantle, and on many shows for the latter, including the two laughable years I spent with my own one-hour radio show. I love both of th ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Tustin Thai restaurant, while delicious, wants to offer more
Flickr user waltarrrrrThe Wolfpack Hustle on the Tour de Carmageddon. The biggest Carmageddon victors weren't the road workers (though they did a fantastic job completing their bridge-demolishing project about 17 hours ahead of schedule), or the Southern California drivers who emerged unscathed b ... More >>
Joshua Lurie / Food GPSWhen you think of concentrations of good Mexican restaurants, you think of Santa Ana, East Los Angeles, maybe North Hollywood. But Bell? It may be famous for its awful City Council, but culinarily it's already home to La Casita Mexicana, one of the very best examples of the ... More >>
Clarke Paris wonders if anyone around these parts remembers the North Hollywood bank robbery shootout 14 years ago? Los Angeles TV stations covered the incident live, which ended with both heavily armed perpetrators killed, 11 police officers and seven bystanders injured and extensive damage to ... More >>
When I lived in North Hollywood, we were equidistant from two Mexican-owned markets: Vallarta and El Super. When we moved here to Anaheim, the Vallartas were replaced with Northgate González, but there was only one El Super, on McFadden in Santa Ana.Lately, though, the simple sign ("cuesta menos ... More >>
Major League Baseball generously emailed over photos the Weekly is free to use from Sunday's 2010 All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run at Angel Stadium.A couple of them follow after the jump . . .
Jack's Mannequin front man talks candidly about his cancer, remains cagey about how long the reunion of his old band will last
A deal with Columbia hasn't cost the band their geekdom
[Mental Notes] Andrew McMahon on Bamboozle and the band's new 'best of' compilation
So, this is my Andrew McMahon day. We met at the rehearsal space Jack's Mannequin uses in North Hollywood shortly before noon and had a lengthy chat about everything from Something Corporate reuniting for Bamboozle to McMahon's battle with Leukemia to buddy Tommy Lee to whether the Dana Hills High S ... More >>
Photo by Corey Nickols Lucas Hilderbrand reels in our on-demand video culture. The photo above of Lucas Hilderbrand, an associate professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine and the subject of this week's cover story "Close to YouTube," was shot at Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee video ... More >>
Still the Drums, "a patriotic anti-war mystery" from Orange Coast College theater actor-turned-North Hollywood-based-film-stage-television actor and now filmmaker Talbot Perry Simons, makes its world premiere Saturday, Aug. 1, at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival ... More >>
An anti-abortion activist taking photographs outside a controversial Santa Ana family planning clinic suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon after being attacked by a physician who obviously did not appreciate having his picture taken. According to Santa Ana Police records, Howard Tendai Pfpaje ... More >>
According to a Department of Justice press release and reported by the Register, Charles Head, a 33-year-old from La Habra and several accomplices have been charged with illegal activities purportedly using the latest mortgage scam to come through the pipeline. One can only expect more scams to su ... More >>
How to not build bin Ladens AK-47 without even trying
San Clementes Rin Tanaka makes our castoffs cool again
Rochelle Heagh Phisters 'Ghosts'
Register engages in reckless gunplay
Henry Ford McCrackens 1952 Santa Ana murder trial launched the age of broadcast voyeurism
Bye, Tim Carpenter
Orange County, California: 2001
Dont miss the real beauty while youre getting ticked about censorship
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