Cambodians might be Long Beach's most visible Southeast Asians, but take any of the city's major streets across the river to the Westside and you'll quickly discover a large Filipino community hiding among the taco shops and wartime houses. Instead of its own designated strip of Anaheim littered w ... More >>
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer in Santa Ana has been indicted on federal charges of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes--and egg rolls--from three immigrants seeking citizenship or residency. Mai Nhu Nguyen, 47, of Irvine, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Santa Ana fe ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the bottom of Page 2 on Ross Ornelas, the brother of the suspect, identifying himself as the one who turned Robert Ornelas in to authorities. Update No. 2 on page 2 has more details on the evidence and possible federal child porn charges coming. Update No. 1 on the next page deta ... More >>
A federal judge in Orange County has punished a crook who participated in a Southern California identity theft ring that victimized Walmart stores with fake credit cards. Neil Magbag Santos blamed methamphetamine for his crimes and claimed his attempt to avoid the reach of federal law enforcement o ... More >>
Born two years before the end of the Vietnam War in Saigon, Dinh Canh Tran lived under dictatorial communist rule until about 1989 when his family relocated to the Philippines in route to live permanently in the United States. You might guess that living in a country where citizens have no real rig ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Eugenia "Genie" Chung lets gals accessorize their hair in whimsical, charitable ways
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
All you may have wanted for Christmas was your two front teeth, but all MMA fighter Ray Elbe wanted was an unbroken penis.As Navel Gazing launches an investigation into how the hell we missed this one last month, you should know the "Ultimate Fighter 9" combatant, who lived in Irvine while training ... More >>
In a lot of ways, Disney is like Jollibee. Both have a cute, button-eyed seminal cartoon mascot and both are giants in their field with a reputation for acquisition. Jollibee bought Red Ribbon and Chowking, two brands that are only slightly less ubiquitous than fast-food champ Jollibee in the Philip ... More >>
Jane DeLeon came to this country from the Philippines two decades ago as the common-law partner of a man.In 2008, when same-sex marriage was still legal in California, she married a woman and had been leading a happy life in America--until the federal government told her she must leave.Now DeLeon is ... More >>
Judging by the final tally of this month's "open and shut cases", we gained more restaurants than we lost. But that still doesn't make the closure of Manila Groove, Tustin's only Filipino turo turo, sting less. What follows is our monthly compilation of new and shuttered restaurants.
When we start calling Anaheim home to OC's own Little Manila, the epicenter of it all will be the plaza at the corner of Euclid and Crescent. When Jollibee and its sister Red Ribbon joined Kapit Bahay and LBC (the balikbayan box courier used by Filipino expats to send care packages to the Philipp ... More >>
The body count is piling up in Orange County this last month of 2011, with some slayings so awful they made the following compilation of the 11 most ucked fup murder scenes of the year.Please note that this will also be my last list of 2011 that includes the Salon Meritage massacre. As much as I ... More >>
Okay, so the above shot, the album cover for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' Whipped Cream and Other Delights, of course isn't the front of a magazine. But how can you talk about nude women slathered in food without mentioning this classic, which kicked off the genre? I happen to have the albu ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comKent mangoesThis time of year, we have all sorts of fabulous fruit in season: stone fruit and melons are peaking; cherries are still around, as are berries. While I adore the more common produce, my single favorite fruit usually comes from south of the border: mangoes.For much of ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
UPDATE, JUNE 22, 6:30 P.M.: Cho, choreographer of Monster MG, has issued an apology to Matt "Dumbo" Ngyuen, crew leader of Poreotics. See end of post to read the statement in its entirety. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 16, 2011, 8:35 A.M.: A few days ago, the internet started buzzing that Poreotics--the se ... More >>
Eating Filipino in OC means turo-turo, so go for the latest and greatest in Lake Forest
UPDATE, MAY 12, 1:20 P.M.: A Filipino newspaper reports Antonio Potenciano Gana, the 72-year-old Mother's Day murder victim, is the former general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority, which oversees the airport in the country's capital. The Philippine Star also claims the slai ... More >>
Edwin GoeiJollibee in CerritosWith the announcement that Jollibee is slated to replace Chris & Pitts in Anaheim came a few xenophobic comments, not just here, but on other blogs. The irony, of course, is that Jollibee is more American than Filipino. Take a gander at the menu and it's as if ... More >>
Photo by Mary Bell Meet Ross Pangilinan. Born in Tennessee and raised in Orange County, Chef Pangilinan studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena before going off to cut his teeth in fine-dining establishments here and in Michelin-starred restaurants in France. Now he commands the kitchen as th ... More >>
Have you ever seen the YouTube videos of the annual Big Wheel races down Lombard Street in San Francisco? Adults in costumes get behind the handlebars of the kiddie scoot-scoots before putting their lives at risk on one of the world's most-windy streets. No wonder the sacrificial ritual is held a ... More >>
Flickr user baxterclaus*Florida stunt lobster -- not actually Aliso Creek Shellfish lovers: the commercial season for spiny lobsters opens today! Recreational divers and sport fishermen got a head start, literally grabbing bugs by hand from our local waters since last Saturday. Those of u ... More >>
Huntington Beach's Fish Camp would be beloved by Melville's star
Garden Grove's TusCA is a notch above the typical hotel restaurant
So what if it's summer? Making your own soup is fun!
Wayne and Hermina ZickefoosePolice believe Wayne Zickefoose shot his wife Herminia Zickefoose, who was sitting in a chair in the backyard of their Anaheim home, in the head with a handgun the night of June 13, before shooting his 3-year-old son three times, firing at and missing his 5-year-old so ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, Identity Hecho en México
Two films make their world premieres at the Regency Lido Theatre tonight as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival's 2009 Action Sports Film Series.First, at 6:15 p.m., it's Out of the Pond, Irvine-based, action-sports clothier Billabong USA's new film from director Chris Heffner that follows the c ... More >>
Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide
Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide
Nightlife and more: Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
Michael Mina leads St. Regis through the resort wars with Stonehill Tavern
Everyone's a star! So here's your script!
Mr. President, we have an alibi
OCMAs 150 years of women is a beautiful thing
Grilled pig cheeks and La Palma lumpias at Ellens Pinoy Grille
Fast food done right
Apocalypse Now Redux
Nothing packs the gut like tender Spam!