Queens County

  • Food

    November 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Nas: A New Doc Looks Back on Illmatic and One of Hip-Hop's Finest Living Lyricists

    By: Ian S. Port One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas's 1994 classic Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter to a friend in prison: "Congratulations, you know you got a son," Nas raps. "I heard he looks like ya, why don't your lady write ya?" Did ... More >>

  • Food

    February 27, 2014

    Mercado Corona: Crown Jewel of Latino OC

    [Hole In the Wall] This Laguna Hills market serves Mexican and South American customers with equal excellence

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Irvin Tellez Joins Gang Partner Jaime Prieto Rocha as Suspect in Nancy Hammour's Murder

    See Update No. 7 at the bottom of Page 2 about the additional arrest of Irvin Tellez in the murder of Nancy Hammour. Update No. 6 has details on fellow suspect Jaime Rocha's arraignment. Update No. 5 is about police arresting the 40-year-old Santa Ana man for alleged murder. Update No. 4 confirms th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Solis of SHOR American Seafood Grill, Part One

    Chef Jonathan Solis has done his fair share of cooking for resort properties. Once contributing at the dining options at The Mission Inn in Riverside, he currently helms the kitchen at the Hyatt Newporter Regency Newport Beach. He balances an interactive menu, quality time with his family and a bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Benjamin Felix Sanchez Held in Murder of Estranged Wife and Wounding of Her Lover

    A Santa Ana man has been charged with first-degree murder and other felonies in Riverside County for the fatal shooting of his estranged wife and wounding of her lover.Benjamin Felix Sanchez, 45, was arrested hours after Saturday's violence in the woman's Corona home.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Bol Corona: Gambling on Burritos in Post-U.S. Prohibition Tijuana

    It was 1934, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had just repealed prohibition at the close of 1933, and a year later, Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas would outlaw gambling and close Tijuana's world famous Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel. This was the state of things in Tijuana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Rigoberto Gil in Court After Cops Find Rifles and $2 mil in Coke, Meth in Santa Ana Home

    What Glendale police describe as a big-time Santa Ana drug dealer pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday to felony counts of possessing methamphetamine and cocaine for sale, transporting the drugs, possessing the drugs and an AK-47 at the same time and possessing the AK, two other a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Five Awesome Murals Honoring Dead Musicians

    By: Rae AlexandraThe Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a recent revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    5 Awesome Food-Themed Halloween Group Costumes

    Halloween is upon us. Being food bloggers, we're big fans of food-themed costumes. (Though please, if you go as Sriracha, aim for cute Sriracha rather than slutty Sriracha, mmm kay?) If you've got a group of food-loving friends, the results can be even more amazing. Here are five Halloween food ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Floral Park Cafe, New Bistro, to Open in Downtown Santa Ana

    Photo by Ben Dayhoe​SO...remember how I wrote about the above space in downtown SanTana, and that the rumor was it was going to be a bistro of sorts? The cat is out of the bag--sort of. The name of the restaurant will be Floral Park Cafe, and all that they'll say right now is that it'll be a "new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Lil' Cowboy Stout at Newport Beach Brewing Co., Our Drink of the Week!

    ​​Shock Top drinkers and Corona die-hards often complain that stouts are simply too heavy for their delicate palates. Luckily, the Newport Beach Brewing Co. has a stout to ease newbs into this delicious territory. One of the grandaddys of OC's brewpub scene, Brew Co. is a cozy little spot along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Edelmira Corona, Final Player in Bizarre Family Murder Plot, Lucky to Get 14 Years in Prison

    ​Edelmira Corona was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison, closing the book on the murder-for-hire case reportedly born from co-worker Deborah Ann Perna's jealousy and hatred toward her brother, who was taking the reins of the family trucking business. The only one of six defendants who d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Belgian Beers Shine At The Copper Door Tasting Event

    ​The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a time but dozens upon dozens bottled delights. Their simple menu is broken down into categories (beer connoi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Fender Factory Opens its Doors

    Brandon FergusonPhyllis Fender speaks at the grand opening of the visitor center at the Fender manufacturing plant in Corona​Though it moved a relatively short distance from the quaint shopping district surrounding downtown Fullerton to the bucolic splendor of Corona (cough), Fender has truly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Graffiti in Santa Ana: "Obama Lies"

    ​What is it about Orange County and illogical graffiti? You'll remember Michelle's post yesterday about the pendejo who tagged "Osama Forever" yesterday off the 405 Freeway in Westminster. This morning, in SanTana's ritzy Floral Park neighborhood, someone tagged "Obama Lies" on perhaps the most pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Pot, Guns and Cash Seized After Raids of Dispensaries and Homes

    Weed, guns and money were seized last week after law enforcement served search warrants at storefront medical marijuana dispensaries in Lake Forest and Long Beach and the homes of people associated with the shops.According to a notice from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, members of South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Is Santa Ana Finally Invading its Exclusive Floral Park Neighborhood?

    Don Papi Pulido: No trash cleaner is he!​The only time Fate takes me into SanTana's ritzy Floral Park neighborhood is while taking a shortcut across the city and straight through the area's heart: Santa Clara Avenue, from Bristol Street through Broadway. It's a picturesque commute, one where drive ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    Mi Casa Es Mi Casa

    How Fullerton resident Alex Bernal's 1943 battle against housing discrimination helped change the course of American civil rights

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Hey haters and hater-watchers! Sorry for the lapse in writing this column. I was off for a brief vacation to Colorado, where I engaged in my favorite Nordic winter sports while also admiring the whiteness of the terrain--and its inhabitants. Speaking of whiteness...

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Miguel Pulido Sighting!

    Don Papi Pulido, braving the mean streets of SanTana...​Public sightings of SanTana Mayor-por-Vida Don Papi Pulido are rarer than a Floral Park resident bogeying the night away at the Inn Step, but a source snapped this shot of the city's grand don at the Gypsy Den. Happened recently. The source i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    DWM (Driving While Mexican) in Santa Ana's Floral Park

    Don Papi Pulido: No wabs in my domain!​This story's a hoot: I know a wab who bought into SanTana's ritzy Floral Park neighborhood last year--you know, the exclusive neighborhood that holds a segregated Halloween each year and was created specifically as a refuge for Whites. Made his money the legi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Christmas Video Classics: 'Christmas in Hollis,' Run-D.M.C.

    Run D.M.C. dropped this chestnut back in 1987 on the must-own A Very Special Christmas, which also features choice tracks by U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and others. Two decades later, "Christmas in Hollis" remains the definitive hip-hop track to play during the holidays. Dig the golden-era-of-MTV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Last Week to Get a Big Wisniewski!

    Anaheim Ducks​If you're a fan of RA Sushi (and who wouldn't be with a menu that features a section called "Getting Busy"?) then you probably already know that the limited-time Big Wisniewski roll, created by and named after Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski, will be unavailable after this Saturday ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009

    $2 Corona Night

    Derby Dueling Piano Bar

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Will Floral Park's Home Tour Mention the Neighborhood's Segregationist Pioneers?

    Don Papi Pulido is a Floral Park residentThis weekend, the Floral Park Neighborhood Association  hosts its annual Home and Garden Tour, a fantabulous two days where residents can pretend they don't live in SanTana. "Stroll tree-lined streets, enjoy the ambiance of a simpler time gone by," reads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Where Santa Ana's Segregationists Can Eat Mexican Food in Peace

    Cute, little, quaint Floral Park in SanTana--the place that holds segregated Halloweens and where a mansion gate states "Tara"--has its own Mexican restaurant: El Pico de Gallo Grill. It's located right at the entrance of the neighborhood--or rather, where the northbound entrance would be except tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    The Unluckiest 7-Eleven In Orange County

    I have many fond memories of 7-11. When I went to Sycamore Junior High in Anaheim, I'd play the pinball version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day before taking the bus down La Palma Avenue. In my drunken years, 7-Eleven has always stocked my all-time favorite fast food: Zingers. And one of my most-prize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    Up In Smoke: Orange County Edition

    If you’ve stepped outside of your house today, chances are you’ve smelled the faint scent of burning. But don’t go calling the FBI on your stoner neighbors just yet. The reason behind that smell lingering in the air is wildfire, and it’s right in your back yard—in Brea, Yorba Linda and Cor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    SanTana's Boys in Blue Don't Care about Prostitution?

    Saturday night, around 9 p.m. Was hanging out at a friend's SanTana business on the outskirts of Floral Park when we saw a car in the darkest section of the parking lot, um, a'rockin. Hey, young lovers need their public areas, but the folks who patronize this cozy corner always leave their used cond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2008

    Floral Park's Segregated Halloween Continues

    *Updated, with new info on the bottom... Floral Park imagines itself as an oasis of tranquility in SanTana, a respite from the city's gritty reality. Really, this neighborhood--roughly bordered by Bristol to the west, 17th Street to the South, Broadway to the east, and Memory Lane in the north--is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Gringo Holidays

    Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007
  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Homme, Bittersweet Homme

    Queens of the Stone Age spearhead a network of hard-rock badassery

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Hometown Legend

    Coming of age and stayin alive on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    LA gentrifiers pay tribute to a community under siege

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Dead ... and Loving It

    OnDVD: Forest Lawn: The First Hundred Years

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    May 12, 2005
  • Columns

    November 18, 2004
  • Culture

    April 22, 2004
  • Culture

    September 11, 2003
  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Going Down

    Queens in the Kingdom is just too damn gay

  • Music

    March 13, 2003
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Corona del Mar

    Nighttime hotspot for the surgically enhanced

  • Columns

    May 24, 2001
  • Music

    April 26, 2001
  • News

    February 1, 2001

    El Valiente Chicano

    We live in the world Bert Corona helped create

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