It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how can Mexicans make gabachos care about NAFTA?
Kalpna Singh-Chitnis says the hardest part of staging last year's first ever Silent River Film Festival was mounting the sequel, which is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday in Irvine.Dealing with programming, logistics and clashing personalities in your first year is one thing, but now that the n ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraFamily is a recurring theme in our interview with Renzo Macchiavello: influencing his past, supporting his present and inspiring him to excel at what he does best. His expertise earns him gold medals, and here, he offers a few good anecdotes in part two of his On the Line inter ... More >>
Sometimes a party is the best remedy for a negative situation. And when you're throwing a party, you have to have music. The people behind the Love Hope Music Strength Foundation know this, which is why The English Beat (fronted by former Orange County resident Dave Wakeling) are playing Satur ... More >>
Christopher VictorioThink of seafood with an ocean view in Southern California, and you think of Gladstone's. So tied to the bounty of the ocean is the restaurant that the original Pacific Palisades branch's telephone number is (310) GL-4-FISH. (Really.) This week, we're on the line with Chef Pet ... More >>
What the freak is happening off our beautiful, sin-kissed coast?There was the giant squid invasion this past winter. There was the rare sighting of Orcas earlier this week (with a giant halibut thrown into the cioppino for good measure). And there's the constant threat by that sea monster the egg ... More >>
"The story of Jesse becoming a quadriplegic while surfing is so emotional. His story of getting back in the water and surfing 15-foot waves in Fiji, diving with Great White Sharks, skydiving, etc., etc. has changed my life and those that have seen it are affected (so I've been told) for days ... More >>
The man in the 'Mirror In the Bathroom' still marches to his own . . . rhythm
Ah, Huntington Beach with its smelly smokestacks, oily bathtub-ring-like shoreline and human waste bobbing in the ocean. What's not to love? Your congressman, the esteemed Dana Rohrabacher (R-Abramoff), certainly showed he's got your back, Surf City-zens, as he voted just last night to let those poo ... More >>
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