The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) held sting operations last Tuesday through Thursday, March 25-27, in nine California locations, including Dana Point, where 13 alleged unlicensed contractors were swept up.
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 >>
A Santa Ana movie prop company has gone where no Santa Ana movie prop company has gone before.Propworx Inc. on Dyer Road recently won an auction for the Galileo shuttlecraft from the original Star Trek, according to Starfleet International, the world's largest and oldest fan club forever geeked by ... More >>
Luna Rossa, the Italian ristorante that also recently opened in Huntington Beach's Bella Terra, has put up a banner at the former site of Chaparosa Grill at The District in Tustin signaling its intent to move in.
UPDATE, JAN. 4, 4:54 P.M.: Earlier this afternoon we shared Dana Wharf Sportsfishing video of a gray whale family frolicking in waters off the Orange Coast (see original post after the jump).But now for something completely different: video of whales killing a sea lion in front of a catamaran sai ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 1, 8:11 P.M.: The Orange County Register Editorial Board loves them some Texas Gov. Rick Perry.After the Republican met in Newport Beach's Pacific Club with big GOP donors and the likes of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, Flash Report publisher Jon Fleischman, OC GOP Chairman ... More >>
Will he or won't he?It's the question close watchers of the Republican Party's presidential prospects want Texas Gov. Rick Perry to answer.Before he can, however, Perry has to come to Newport Beach today to ask the moneymen a question of his own: Should I?
UPDATE, JUNE 9, 6:45 P.M.: A Fountain Valley teen has been convicted of the gruesome murder of a 48-year-old woman whose arm and purse straps became entangled with a car that dragged her for almost a mile through the streets of Westminster last year.Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 18, faces life without ... More >>
Looking up at the skies over north Costa Mesa a couple weeks ago produced a most disturbing site: a JetBlue plane making its normal descent into Long Beach Airport was passed maybe 100 feet above by another airliner heading for either LAX or the landing line at John Wayne Airport. Maybe that's a ... More >>
UPDATE: 9-1-1 emergency audio (scroll to bottom of post) . . . Courtesy of Westminster Police DepartmentChristopher Yu is one of two people accused of murdering a 38-year-old Garden Grove woman.Tuyet Thi Huynh was standing next to a car at Russell Paris Park, talking with the young couple inside ... More >>
Flickr user MikeBaird I've continued to ask local surfers to share their thoughts and experiences on surfing-related violence in Orange County. Here are some additional thoughts that have come in since yesterday: "Orange County is just as bad as anywhere else. Some 40 year old man tried t ... More >>
Flickr user Jon PalosUsually, almost nobody comments on the articles here at "Wax On, Wax Off." Every now and then, some sweet person will say something like, "I'm really glad I found this blog." That's about as involved as our readers normally care to get. But last week's story about a fight ... More >>
JenSchumacher.comIrvine's Jen Schumacher, who pushed off from Catalina Island around midnight and swam the channel to the Palos Verdes shore, arrived safely just before 9 this morning. Her official time: 9:02:43. After swimming past trash and plastic bags in the ocean, Schumacher decided to embar ... More >>
The surfin' congressman. As Louis Sahagun blogged on the LA Times' L.A. Now, Long Beach has released the long-awaited results of a study aimed at reconfiguring the breakwater to create bigger waves, cleaner water and beaches, and more surf tourism. According to the study, the city could gain $5 ... 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 >>
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