A lot has changed at Disneyland since the park first opened in 1955. Over the nearly six decades that have passed since its debut, many things at the Happiest Place on Earth have either been lost over time or met with a wrecking ball during one of the park's many expansions and refurbishments.Aft ... More >>
If you remember this post from last week, you'll recall that I was set to go on a full-day Disneyland adventure with a four-year-old boy named Anthony (and his family), who would be experiencing the park for his very first time.I'm proud to report that Anthony went, and Anthony conquered. Boy, di ... More >>
A little over three decades ago, I had my very first Disney theme park experience. Throughout our childhood, my parents would treat my sister and me to trips to Disney theme parks many more times.Unfortunately, childhood ends. I became an adult (sort of) and moved off to college in Ohio. Almost ... More >>
Hello, fellow Disnerds! Sorry for the delay in posting more Disney-centric articles here on Navel Gazing, but I had a bit of vacation last week (or as they like to call it at Euro Disney, a spot of holiday). But now I'm back with not just one but two new "Tales from the Underbelly of Disneyland"! ... More >>
Meg Strouse/OC WeeklyCheck out our Reel Big Fish slideshow here!Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Suburban Legends, Reel Big FishSeptember 18, 2010Grove of AnaheimThird-wave ska, that unapologetically goofy genre, was born and raised in Orange County. Turn on the radio in the mid-1990s, and there was n ... More >>
There's lots of bizarre lore surrounding the legend of Walt Disney. Just off the top of our heads, we've heard he's a Communist (despite him being a founding member of the anti-communist Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals), a Nazi, a fascist, a racist, a homosexual, a ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, the area around Angels Stadium in Anaheim was a slow, baking crawl before the baseball All-Star Game, airing rightnow on television. Unsurprisingly, the Aztlanistas came out in full force--about 125--to bring awareness to their campaign to move next year's All-Star Game from Phoen ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>
David Koenig, the Aliso Viejo author of Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation & Theme Parks and More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland has an interesting MousePlanet post that features an unnamed source s ... More >>
Fleming aka Peter Pan?Almost two years after making headlines for being the highest public official to ever be indicted in Orange County (this was pre-Carona), ex-superintendent James Fleming, and indicted ex-assistant superintendent Susan McGill, walked out of the Orange County Courthouse today unf ... More >>
Axis Dance Company, 4/18 @ 8 p.m.
This dance company consists of wheelchair bound women performing unique dance pieces and pushing the boundaries of what defines dance. Price: $20-$40
12700 Center Court Dr. Cerritos, CA 90703
Duet for One, 4/18 @ 8 p.m.
Classical musi ... More >>
You probably thought I was going to say Harry Potter, and I thought so too, until about 2 a.m. last night.
The new Harry Potter's fine -- better than fine, if you catch it in IMAX and see the 20 climactic minutes in 3-D. But it's also wildly inconsistent, with some scenes being really nicely direc ... More >>
I haven't been excited by any music in a long, long time.
Wait, wait. Was that pretentious enough for you?
Well, how about this: I haven't been excited by any new music in a long, long time.
But Friday night's My Morning Jacket show at the House of Blues, Anaheim was the first concert in awh ... More >>
On March 7, the OC Board of Supervisors officially acknowledged the Juaneno band of Mission Indians as Orange County's aboriginal tribe. Aboriginal comes from the Latin 'ab', meaning from, and 'originis', meaning before Don Bren or even Junipero Serra showed up.
We last covered the Juaneno in Decem ... More >>