In the center of the wine and olive oil laboratory known as La Escuelita (but officially as la Estación de Oficios de El Porvenir) stands a wooden building with mattress springs for walls. Inside is a brown clutter of detritus: a Christmas tree made of upturned wine bottles stands anachronistically ... More >>
Attention Little Saigon residents: Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen says there is a vehicle theft/residential burglary ring operating on her turf.According to a press release, local law enforcement officials--but probably not their tainted, unsupervised and ultra-expensive aerial units who are ... More >>
You might remember a couple of years ago the case of John Steven Burgess, a creep who admitted to killing 19-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita resident Donna Jou, but claimed it was an accidental overdose that did it, and it was also an accident that he dumped her body into the Pacific Ocean instead o ... More >>
Via VirginOceanic.comThe Virgin Oceanic ain't sea-ready yet.UPDATED, JULY 22, 4:15 P.M.: The hope to take a submarine to the five deepest depths of the ocean floor is on hold while the submarine undergoes additional work, according to Newport Beach Patch. The voyage, which was officially annou ... More >>
One of the street gangs in West Side Story was the Sharks, but those dancing fancy boys are pussies compared to the real-life Dolphins.Seemingly random acts of violence by bottlenose dolphins on porpoises have been reported in the Pacific Ocean off California. And recent marine mammal research co ... More >>
Naposki: Suit up, boy. It's game time!One-time linebacker for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, Eric Naposki had been hoping that an Orange County judge would dismiss the murder case against him and an ex-girlfriend in the gun slaying of a wealthy Newport Beach businessman.Defense ... More >>
Be careful Dana!Dana Rohrabacher--the dubiously self-styled "surfin' congressman' who usually makes sure a photographer documents his occasional beach appearances--is fearless.We know this because, well, Rohrabacher (R-White People) basically tells us so in a Dec. 13 Twitter entry.The Costa Mesa ... More >>
Ancestor walks take on new meaning after efforts to carve a toll road through Pahne failed.Holiday celebrating started early for local environmental groups.On Friday, a diverse coalition of allies marked the one-year anniversary of a U.S. Department of Commerce decision that effectively stopped t ... More >>
"Howdy ho!"Some day, an enterprising reporter is going to find out what costs a city more: fixing the pipes, pumps and stations that break down and cause raw sewage to spill all over town, or paying the fines levied when the shit really hits the land.Of course, since taxpayers get stuck with the ... More >>
Blank Blue's Elvin Estela, right, picks five watery/blue classics (and is Joni Mitchell pissed).
In this week's Sprawl of Sound column, I review Blank Blue's Western Water Music, Vol. II. I had hoped to include a list of the duo's favorite albums with the words “blue” or “water” in their ... More >>
Speed Eating: Would you eat 42 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches in 10 minutes for $1,500? Patrick “P-Rock” Beroletti, a twentysomething-year-old Chicago cook, won the Drum Corps International World Peanut Butter and Jelly Eating Championship this week at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. (Ear ... More >>
Earlier this year, an impressive number of birds died near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. The cause of the deaths was never discovered. Today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that seabirds all along the West Coast have been dying in exceptionally large numbers.
This is the third year that s ... More >>