"Check! Check!" went the mic last Sunday at Original Mike's where eighteen women gathered in the spirit of rock n' roll participating an all first ever OC Ladies Rock Camp. It took only two days for these mujeres to learn bass, drums, paino, and tune their vocals in efforts to fundraise for this sum ... More >>
The push for an inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Orange County continues! This Saturday in SanTana, young women ages 18 and up will be taking on an extensive weekend of songwriting workshops, drum circles, self-defense classes, and instrument instruction. Hosted by El Centro Cultural de Mex ... More >>
Who would have guessed it would have taken a gringo playing a Spaniard nicknamed fox who was introduced in a 1919 story set in San Juan Capistrano to save the effed-up Santa Ana City Hall from itself?And yet, Douglas Fairbanks will be on the big screen again tonight, in his classic 1920 silent fi ... More >>
Michael F. Harrah's towering project swallows a Viagra.You may recall the last time I addressed the issue of real-estate developer Mike Harrah's contentious efforts to build Orange County's largest commercial building, the proposed 37-story One Broadway Plaza in Santa Ana.Here was my July 22, 201 ... More >>
From the Clockwork Coker Photoshop collection...The Voice of OC has done a bang-up job the past couple of months reporting on the Banana Republic, and it finds itself in the same delicious situation we were in back in 2003: reporting on our unethical landlord, mega-developer Mike Harrah.Harrah's ... More >>
Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. 1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>
Although we might come across as a left-of-left lefties, people who actually read the entirety of the Weekly know that we harbor a special animus toward local Democrats, who can boast of supporting corrupt politicians (SanTana Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Pulido, Irvine boss Larry Agran, convicted fel ... More >>
ACIDICSo you've got your voter's guide for city council and a defintion of all the propositions being voted on. Now all you have to do is figure out where you're going after the vote. Original Mike's in Santa Ana is inviting everyone to come out to the non-partisan event to view election results--wi ... More >>
Highlights include:The Latest Grocery Store Scam
KCBS Channel 2 in LA is promoting its Monday investigative look into an area
grocery store that pretends to honor product coupons but actually
credits the shopper $0.00. No word on the identity of the alleged offender. The
report is scheduled to ... More >>
OC Film Fiesta continues tonight through Sunday in downtown Santa Ana with a
classic film from the Mexican Golden Age about politics and integrity, an award-winning documentary that features
interviews with some of the last surviving members of Emiliano Zapata's
army, Walt Disney in South Amer ... More >>
Wrong kind of bike, Mike.Every Thursday night for the past several weeks, Original Mike's Restaurant--the Santa Ana comfort food spot owned by mega-downtown developer Mike Harrah--has hosted a "Bike Night" gathering of sports, touring and cruising motorcycles, their riders and their lovers. This ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyHunt in the hunt.Hunt, Hunter, Hutchens: Do you know who's who? The safe bet is that, even after a fairly testy campaign for the Sheriff's seat, voters are still pretty confused by that whole the-candidates-all-have-the-same-name thing. Tonight, though, we find out ... More >>
Photo by Beth StirnamanArpayaso, CCIR head witch Barbara Coe, and Hunt: Who is the biggest clown?The big protest against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio--in town because OC sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt has a massive man-crush on America's Most-Corrupt Sheriff--is supposed to be happening outs ... More >>
Eat, drink and be merry! Happy Hour Week runs from this Sunday, April 12, to Saturday, April 18, with more than 60 local restaurants, bars, breweries and pubs offering drinks and appetizers at "very happy" prices all day, as well as prix fixe happy hour menus. Teetotalers needn't miss out, however: ... More >>
I promised milady a special breakfast this morning, but she's the kind of gal who wants things her way. I suggested Anton Schwager's Jagerhaus, La Galette Creperie in San Clemente; she demanded The Filling Station, an Orange institution even though it truly hasn't been around that long, which goes t ... More >>
I've never met Ben Dayhoe, but as C. Montgomery Burns would say: "I like the cut of his jib."
The blogger chronicles his life living in Santa Ana's Santiago Street Lofts and is the man who started The Santa Ana Pub Crawl. He calls it his "little sociological experiment designed to change the perce ... More >>
"What is it about SanTana's power structure that attracts them to moron landlords?" I wondered out loud as a friend drove up Broadway. We passed by a meticulously landscaped building--pretty really. But when it was owned by mega-landlord Mike Harrah a couple of years ago, the structure seemed pulle ... More >>
OC'S MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR, 7:00 p.m.
Bachelors gone wild for the single and ready to mingle.
Newport Lexus Showroom 3901 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, Ca.
PETER BJORN AND JOHN, 8:00 p.m.
If you never have before, now's the time to hear their song "Young Folks" live.
Orange County Performing Ar ... More >>
Last year, I sat in a booth at Original Mike's in Santa Ana and listened to Assistant Sheriff Jo Ann Galisky explain--quite logically, in her mind--that jail deputies in Orange County have never used excessive force because jail deputies always behave. Why? Because, Galisky assured me, deputies are ... More >>