• Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Vegans Vandalize Beloved Huntington Beach Mural with McDonald's Characters On It

    I don't really care for McDonald's, but I do care for murals. I remember seeing a McDonald's-themed mural in Huntington Beach off Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street years ago but never really gave it any thought, figuring it was a bunch of corporate spinning. Of course, the truth was more fascinating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    OC Bookly at the LA Times Festival of Books

    I've attended nearly all of the previous 16 years of the annual Los Angeles Times books festivals, this one again on the campus of USC. There was that one year I missed, when the bibliochild was born and some friends, fellow writers and Santa Monica Review volunteers staffed the SMR booth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Richard Patterson, Off-Duty LA County Sheriff's Deputy, Faces DUI Charges After Motorcycle Collision on The 405

    ‚ÄčAn off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who allegedly rammed his motorcycle into a vehicle while drunk, faces up to three years in state prison.Richard J. Patterson, 38, faces multiple charges: a felony count of driving under the influence causing injury (his wife, who was on the back of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Making Strange Waves: The Growlers mix surf rock, gypsy, folk, reggae--and green consciousness

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Gunkist Oranges

    Wonder why Orange County trembles whenever its Mexicans protest? Welcome to the Citrus War of 1936, the most important event in Orange County history youve never heard of

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005

    So Board With the USA

    Seeking low wages and lax environmental laws, OC boardmakers reluctantly find themselves in Asia