Professional Services Sector

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2014


    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    UC Irvine School of Law Continues to Confound Critics; the Latest: Quick ABA Accreditation

    As you'll see from the links after the jump, we've written since the UC Irvine School of Law's opening in 2009 about critics who felt California did not need another law school and the world certainly did not need more lawyers. But the law school has soldiered on, becoming among the most respected i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Santa Ana Officials Seek to Make Even More Money off Immigrant Detainees in City Jail Contract with ICE

    The Orange County May Day Coalition (OCMDC) is all set and ready to go for its annual march in SanTana. Marking International Workers' Day, the downtown demonstration kicks off a political campaign with a familiar goal--ending the city's collaboration and contract with Immigration and Customs Enforc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Shawna Barretto Allegedly Stole $1.4 mil from Law Firms; Fred Correll Took Teamsters' $10k

    An Anaheim bookkeeper has been charged with embezzling more than $1.4 million from two law firms and issuing unauthorized checks to her husband. Meanwhile, the former treasurer of the Fullerton office of a Teamsters union has pleaded guilty to embezzling $10,000 and faces sentencing Aug. 4.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Jim Righeimer, Others Sue Costa Mesa Police Union, Others Over DUI Sting Fiasco

    We obviously don't agree with Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on most anything, especially his efforts to scald the city's public employees raw. But Riggy's harassment at the hands of a private dick employed by the law firm that represented the Costa Mesa Police Association (the cops' union) disguste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Design an Anti-Zombie Car and The Walking Dead's Creator Robert Kirkman May Build It

    Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Luke McGarry of Pop Noir Nominated For Cartoonist of the Year Award

    Right now, Luke McGarry is the poster child for success in the world of rock-n-roll cartoons. Literally. In 2012, the artist and co-founder of OC-bred indie band Pop Noir become the guiding artistic hand behind the artwork for some of Goldenvoice's biggest events, including this year's FYF and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Gary Richards Was an EDM Hustler Long Before He Started HARD

    With the advent of the HARD Summer line-up and its hilarious trailer circling the Internet, we couldn't help but notice how much they have outdone themselves in terms of bringing the most in the now, up and coming and sought after talent today with a diverse line-up featuring everyone from Dog Blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    How to Stop Worrying and Love Lexus Lanes

    Remember that dust-up several years ago when it was discovered Caltrans was not filling potholes or performing other routine maintenance on the 91 freeway linking Orange and Riverside counties? Seems that few other than Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority knew about a non-compete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Kid Rock Drops Rhymes and Prices For Summer Tour

    As the ever increasing cost of living continues to careen down the highway dragging the corpse of the American dream along the crumbling asphalt, white trash superstar Kid Rock is sparking a revolution. The Detroit-born rapper-turned-rocker, known for such gems as "Bah Wit Da Bah" and "American Bada ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Newport Beach Film Fest Goes Freeway Dancing

    ​Every spring, the Newport Beach Film Festival exposes hidden cinematic gems to local audiences, and the 13th run coming up April 26-May 3 will no doubt provide many more of the same. But, let's face it, clunkers do somehow make it into the lineup, something that is bound to happen when you are sh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    [UPDATE] Law Enforcement Descends on 'OC Weekly' Building!

    Brandon Ferguson​UPDATE, 2:30 P.M., SEPTEMBER 6, 2011: It's been eerily quiet in the hallways surrounding Weekly world headquarters since our neighbors at the Law Offices of Anthony Kassas were escorted off the premises nearly three weeks ago by officials from the California Department of Justice. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Law Enforcement Descends on OC Weekly Building!

    Brandon Ferguson​Usually, when an aspiring journalist imagines the excitement of his job, he has visions of far-flung battlefields or back alley crime scenes in some gritty urban environment, not the sterile office-park building that houses the Costa Mesa newsroom where he works.But that's exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Entrepreneur, the Magazine for Entrepreneurs, Sics Its Lawyers on Entrepreneur

    ​Entrepreneur, the Irvine-based magazine, is threatening to sue a real-life entrepreneur.Paul M. Barrett writes for Bloomberg that lawyers for Entrepreneur Media Inc. (EMI) sent a cease-and-desist letter to a veteran Austin, Texas, entrepreneur who started a law firm, a mortgage company and a real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Vandals Win First Round in Variety Lawsuit

    ​The Vandals scored a major victory today in their ongoing legal frivolity of a lawsuit filed against them by entertainment trade publication The Daily Variety. The entertainment trade magazine had filed a second trademark infringement suit against the OC punk band for their cover artwork of 2004' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Adzookie Wants to Paint Your House

    ​ is not out to paint the town red, but the Orange advertising company for the mobile communications industry would like to slap a few new coats on your house.Yes, there is a catch."We're doing something a bit out there," informs Adzookie's Mark Oskorus. "We're turning homes into billb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Possibly the Best Butter Commercial Ever

    Is there a better ingredient than real, honest butter? I think not. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I'd like take a moment to share this production for a food product that deserves a nomination for the best food commercial ever.  Now, compare and contrast with what we produce.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Saddleback Valley Unified Loses Appeal of $1.4 Million Judgment Against the School District

    Darren Hester / Flickr / Creative Commons​Former Weekling Spencer Kornhaber wrote last year about "The Curious Case of Saddleback Unified's $1.4 Million Lawsuit Loss."Mission Viejo-based Saddleback Valley Unified School District appealed that trial court decision in favor of Mepco Services, Inc.-- ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Grinding Justice

    Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle, doesn't work

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Painful Parody

    In the battle of the Vandals vs the Daily Variety, there seems to be no end in sight

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Last $10 for 10: Tickets For Lilith And More Coming Up

    www.sarahmclachlan.comIf you buy tickets today you can watch Sarah Mclachlan for $10!​Live Nation is offering $10 tickets  for the last 10 days of June, where the concert promoter is hosting the "No Service Fee June" promo. That means every day until June 30, select shows will have $10 ticke ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009

    LUTZ Radio Hour

    Long Beach Playhouse

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Opening of Local CNG Dispenser Has an Unusual Back Story

    ​A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling dispenser opening at a San Juan Capistrano Shell gas station, while unusual, certainly isn't going to bring out the big media spotlight.But a life-changing event brought the owner and engineer of Go Natural Gas at 28662 Camino Capistrano together.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Accountant Gets 4 Years for Stealing $500,000 From Trust Fund to Pay for Doll Collection

    ​A Laguna Hills accountant hired to manage a brother and sister's trust fund has been sentenced to four years in state prison for stealing more than a half million dollars to pay for a doll collection.  Margot Jean Strawn, 58, had pleaded guilty to two felony counts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    County Lawyer Seeks State Probe of OC Fair Privatization Plan

    What has Dick been doing?​The County of Orange's lawyer is calling on the California Attorney General to investigate potential illegal deals that could give private control of the $100 million-plus Orange County Fairgrounds property in Costa Mesa to well-connected political insiders.In an Oct. 30, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Live Nation's Latest Promotion: 'Twitter Scavenger Hunt'

    ​The folks behind Beverly Hills-based concert promoters Live Nation have been promoting the heck out of themselves lately, with the company unleashing a variety of P.T. Barnum-esque stunts to drum up attention for their events in this flagging economy.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2009

    Live Nation and Great Park May Team Up on Amphitheater

    ​When the Orange County Great Park Corporation Board meets Thursday morning at Irvine City Hall, directors will consider a $93,000 "feasibility study funding agreement" with mega concert promoter Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. for an amphitheater at the former El Toro Marines Corps Air Station.Los An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Fifty Bucks Gets You Alotta Shows with New Live Nation Deal

    ​Concert promoter Live Nation has a pretty sweet deal on the table. For $49.99, people who purchase something called a "Club Passport" get admission to all shows at a few local venues (including the Anaheim House of Blues) for the remainder of the year. When you consider your average ticket costs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Mega-Connected Firm Wins Anaheim Design Contract

    Whoa! They're moving the Sydney Opera House to Anaheim!Oh wait, no. That's the newly approved design for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, a.k.a. ARTIC.On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council awarded architecture firm Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK with the contract to design and lay the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Zack and Miri Lose a Title

    You can understand ABC Family, Radio Disney and the Christian Science Monitor lopping off the second half of the title to Kevin Smith's new dramatic comedy or comedic drama Zack and Miri Make a Porno. It doesn't make it any more right, but you can understand it. But for it to be done by Comedy Cent ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Green Thumb

    Spring Garden Show

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    New Developments In Disney Censorship

    Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal. Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Crazy-ass Reg letter o' the day!

    (Category: World-Is-Going-To-Hell) SELLING LUST, NOT HAMBURGERS "I am appalled every time I see the new Carl's Jr. ad about 'flat buns.' These ads certainly are helping to destroy our culture. The ads degrade both teachers and students. Please tell Carl's Jr. and the television channels that air th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Mickey Nixes Metal Concert

    Raise your hand if you saw this coming... The powers that be at Walt Disney Properties have pressured concert promoter Live Nation into cancelling tomorrow’s Machine Head show at the House Of Blues, the reason being “violent imagery, undesirable fans and inflammatory lyrics”. The Happiest Pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Del Taco: Chicken-Checkers

    So I'm cruising over the 241 toll road Monday listening to the Angels-Yankees game on 710, when a Del Taco commercial drifts over the airwaves. There's some blah-blah-blah, and then the ad does exactly what the Lake Forest-based fauxMex chain's marketing department hopes it'll do: It gets my attenti ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2005
  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Represent What?

    The Registers New Campaign

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Total Recall

    Welcome to the politics of outercourse

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Track Record

    A CenterLine contractors resume includes Bostons notorius big dig

  • Features

    March 7, 2002

    Made in Newport Beach

    How Chris Cox helped produce the Enron scandal

  • Film

    September 27, 2001

    Tunnel Vision

    Kornbluths film debut undercooked

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    He Knows the Way to San Jose

    Newport councilman Gary Proctor lives in $820,000 home up north

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Back to Business

    OCs Tom Umberg leaves the White House for the Big Bucks

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Browser Beware

    Cookie monster may be following you

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