It's a mystery why anyone would want to line a pier or dine at the Ruby's at the end of it as hurricane-whipped surf pounds the wooden structure, but that's exactly what happened Wednesday at Balboa Pier in Newport Beach.
See the update at the end of this post where activists claim victory in blocking an Israeli cargo ship at the Long Beach port, where officials counter operations went off without a hitch. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 5:22 P.M.: An Israeli cargo ship will be prevented from loading and unloading cargo a ... More >>
Don't know whether to feel safer that boats and ships coming into the Port of Long Beach are being screened for radiation or alarmed because I had not known it was a threat. Large container ships are already scanned as part of a separate screening process, but the new "Maritime Chokepoint Operation ... More >>
By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about where you can hear the comic's ghostly "final farewell" from "a different Huelliverse."ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 7, 2:50 P.M.: The Mexican broke the news earlier about LA public television legend and tireless Port of Long Beach defender Huell Howser passing awa ... More >>
Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?
Horror struck Long Beach on Saturday, when the LBC became overrun with zombies. Most people were watching college football when terror reigned, but those who were caught outside found themselves in the midst of the uncanny. I was one of them. This is my story. On Saturday aft ... More >>
If the 75 or so cars that pulled into a massive Cypress parking lot Sunday seemed unusually quiet, that was by design. Electric car drivers, makers and enthusiasts gathered at the Mitsubishi Motors North America headquarters for Orange County's National Plug In Day celebration.
Can community activists save two beloved Long Beach businesses from the wrecking ball of port progress?
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesLess than two weeks after Anaheim police shot and killed unarmed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz, it's starting to look (from the outside at least) as if the resulting wave of civic anger unleashed on the neighborhoods north of Disneyland has subsided. Whil ... More >>
Ink-N-IronQueen Mary6/8-6/10By: Kelsey BowenSee also:*Photos from Ink-N-Iron over the weekendWhat happens when you put a stage in front of the Queen Mary and you allow for people to stay there, get drunk and get tatted up all weekend long? Well you get Ink-N- Iron, which turned, into a giant party&n ... More >>
How the city's botched marijuana lottery screwed its winners and losers alike
The dying movement turns into a song-and-dance routine
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
UPDATE, DEC. 20, 5:07 P.M.: And then there were none. A week after Occupy Santa Ana ended its formal occupation of the Civic Center, Occupy Irvine has decided to do the same. According to activist D'Marie Mulattieri, who was responsible for setting up the original Occupy Orange County Fac ... More >>
Brandon FergusonUPDATE DEC. 12, 1:15 P.M.: Though there were several incredibly tense moments at the Port of Long Beach this morning as protesters and police squared off, the day ended without any serious incidents. Between 200 and 300 Occupy activists from Irvine, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, La ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Yeastie BoysDirt Clown of Yeastie BoysThe Yeastie Boys might be simultaneously the best and worst band in Orange County right now--a good old-fashioned punk rock cover band that takes itself so un-seriously it's got a circus theme. Started three years ago as a way to replace ty ... More >>
Carnival Cruise lines operates two ships out of the Port of Long Beach, but you'd better check before bothering to pack cigars the next time you book the Ensenada turn-around.What's that? Carnival's tub has a cigar lounge? Yep, that's true, but the cruise line is experimenting with a total smokin ... More >>
If you swing by Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach today and notice an unusually large presence of law enforcement types running around like chickens with their heads cut off, you are witnessing neither an actual terror attack nor filming of pick-up scenes for Monday night's 24 finale.
If you're one of those tech heads who can set their TiVo with a cell phone, make it record SoCal Connected at 8 tonight on KCET/Channel 28. For appearing in that episode (which repeats 6 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday) is the Weekly's own Gustavo Arellano.Further worldwide domination of ¡Ask ... More >>
Orange County Register: Remember that recent lawsuit brought by the Newport Beach cop who claimed to have been passed over for promotions amid rumors and derogatory comments he was gay? Moxley has been blogging all about it. Anyhoo, Buena Park police officer Pedro Monte ... More >>
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), shown here possibly pointing to a dangerous object in the sky, is being commended by the no doubt august Institute for Human Continuity for his "Planet X forsight" and belief that Earth's preparedness for dealing with cosmic debris ... More >>
"Now why do I care about the Port of Long Beach?" This is something an average person in Orange County might say. Out of sight, out of mind. But in reality the busy ports of both Long Beach and Los Angeles, with all the shipping and trucking involved, generates a truly lung-busting amount of pollut ... More >>
Long Beach Museum of Art
Well, they're still at it. Negotiations between the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles' unionized office clerical (OCU) workers and shippers and marine terminal operators that were supposed to end in a strike at midnight if an agreement was not reached. But they are still going! You gotta love it wh ... More >>
Long Beach LNG-terminal developers ad campaign gets a chilly response
With the exception of the friendly folks at Sound Energy Solutions (SES), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi and ConocoPhillips, just about nobody in Long Beach—Mayor Bob Foster and most residents who already think there's enough industrial pollution at the port—want to see a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had his ass handed to him yesterday in not one but two debates with opponent Jim Brandt. At least, I think he did. It's kinda hard to find out. Why is that? It's because the only mention of Rohrabacher in the past day's press is as Tan Nguyen's former opponent. Damn it. ... More >>
No one said freedom was easy
Re-creating the Cold War
Re-created end of British Empire