North Hollywood

  • Culture

    July 10, 2014

    CA Limited Aim to Make Dreams Come True

    [Trendzilla] Brandon and Elaina Sowers transform their popular Facebook page into a clothing line

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Newport Beach Film Festival News & Notes as We Enter 2014's Home Stretch

    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.)

  • Music

    April 3, 2014

    The Offspring Are Still Smashing

    A look back at the making of the OC band's accidentally influential record, 20 years later

  • News

    October 31, 2013

    Colin Oyama Wants to Fight

    The former trainer of legends Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson on the champions, his career and MMA's future

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Jeremy Michael "Mike" Head and Brother Guilty of Running $15 Million Foreclosure Scam

    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 >>

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    Could Gerrie Schipske Be Long Beach's First LGBT Mayor?

    The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy

  • News

    April 11, 2013

    A Question of Identity

    Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    DEA Scores in Massive Laguna Beach-LA-Las Vegas Marijuana Case

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Edward Patrick Alva Had Post-UCI Grad Work Displayed on Campus with The Invisible War

    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.

  • Food

    January 17, 2013

    Ararat Armenian's Second-Gen Success Story

    [Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim restaurant manages to serve great Armenian and Middle Eastern cuisine from a hidden location

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Ed Wood: Cremated in Brea!

    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, which meticulously ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    New Hirax Record Coming Soon

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Vagan Adzhemyan, Former Champion Armenia Wrestler, Gets 30 Years for Violent Kidnapping

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    KPCC Punks KPFK With Billboard Prank!

    ​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 >>

  • Food

    September 22, 2011

    Sutha Thai Kitchen's Salad Days

    [Hole In the Wall] This Tustin Thai restaurant, while delicious, wants to offer more

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Cyclists Race JetBlue's Carmageddon Flight, Win

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Rocio Camacho of La Huasteca to Open Restaurant in Bell

    Joshua Lurie / Food GPS​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    Former Cop's Book Explores Police Suicide

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    El Super Goes On a Purchasing Rampage

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Views From All-Star Game 5K at Angel Stadium

    ​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 . . .

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Andrew McMahon On Restarting Something Corporate

    Jack's Mannequin front man talks candidly about his cancer, remains cagey about how long the reunion of his old band will last

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Motion City Soundtrack: 'Nerds at Heart"

    A deal with Columbia hasn't cost the band their geekdom

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Something Corporate Return to Studio

    [Mental Notes] Andrew McMahon on Bamboozle and the band's new 'best of' compilation

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    My Day with Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate

    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 >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Old Videotapes Never Die, They Just Start New On-Demand Revolutions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    OCC Actor-Turned-Filmmaker's "Patriotic Anti-War Mystery" Debuts

     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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    A Picture's Worth a Thousand Whoop-Asses

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    OC Homewreckers Hung Out to Dry

    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 >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Osama's Gun

    How to not build bin Ladens AK-47 without even trying

  • Features

    December 23, 2004

    Pop-Culture Pasha

    San Clementes Rin Tanaka makes our castoffs cool again

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Undead Again

    Rochelle Heagh Phisters 'Ghosts'

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Barrels of Fun!

    Register engages in reckless gunplay

  • Features

    July 18, 2002

    Live Noir

    Henry Ford McCrackens 1952 Santa Ana murder trial launched the age of broadcast voyeurism

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    What Gives?

    Bye, Tim Carpenter

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • Culture

    September 6, 2001

    Censor Me All Night Long!

    Dont miss the real beauty while youre getting ticked about censorship

  • Music

    August 23, 2001


    One week in unbelievably wretched music

  • Columns

    February 8, 2001