The City of Orange came this close to cracking a top 10 list of mid-size cities with the hardest workers in America. The Movoto blog ("The Lighter Side of Real Estate") has Orange tied at No. 11 with Newport News, Virginia. Huntington Beach is tied with two other cities at No. 19, and Fullerton o ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana shop serves ice cream that unites the famously squabbling city
It's a Festivus miracle!A 5-year-old Corona boy has been reunited with his missing bike thanks to some dot connecting by Irvine Police Department investigators.
Best known for their breakfast burritos, at least according to El Jefe, Rooster Cafe has been there, done that. Previously housing a hidden kitchen, tapas bar, and late night grub, they are now flying the coop to become a surf shack.The Hen House is their little sister in the works. She will serve t ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The website that has every possible baby name known to man—even Fitzwilliam
Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Ace Enders of the Early November and Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. are are all doing solo acoustic performances on Where's the Band? this Tuesday at Yost Theater in Santa Ana. (Check out our interview with Pryor ... More >>
BeatnikThe Invisible EmpireEcovox RecordsA little out of our usual coverage here given that Beatnik are over the hills in Corona (rather than Corona Del Mar, say), but given the continuing Occupy protests -- accompanied with various articles and comments about 'where is the music or anthem of ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 27, 1:07 P.M.: 39-year-old Santa Anan Constantino Monterrosas Gamez, who pleaded guilty last week to setting his girlfriend on fire as he drove his pickup on I-15 near Corona in July, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years and four months in state prison. One stipulation of the plea de ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Latina theater group Breath of Fire goes gypsy
What do you get when you take one part scientific coffee brewer and another part award-winning brewmaster? Some intensely caffeinated beer, that's what! Two great minds teamed up on a limited-edition taste that will get you pretty hopped up (Insert wah-wah trombone here).The players: Portola Coff ... More >>
It's no big secret that beer companies have long targeted Latinos in the United States to drink their swill, going as far as to turning an obscure Mexican holiday into the Cinco de Drink bacchanal we celebrate every May 5. Beer-company logos now decorate everything from booth banners at Mexican I ... More >>
Flickr user madmarv00This was Cinco de Mayo week, so we understandably went more Mexican than usual. But after the jump are non-Mexi delights and more!
UPDATE, FEB. 18, 5:15 P.M.: 31-year-old Corona resident Gilberto Cruz Silva was sentenced to 39 years to life in state prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping one prostitute at knifepoint and trying to rape a second in 2009.
The AquabatsThis week's edition of news we didn't write involves our mainstays (who else?) the Local Natives, No Doubt's Adrian Young and Bayside...read on after the jump.
Edwin GoeiName: Japon: El Original Cacahuate estilo Japonés (The original Japanese-style peanut) Origin: Mexico Found at: Superior Grocers, Buena Park Cost: 4 bags for $1 Ingredients: Selected Peanuts, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Water, Iodized Salt, Brown Sugar, Hydrolyzed Soy, Hydrolyzed Soy P ... More >>
Let's just get this straight right away, OK?Yes, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. It's a Mexican holiday the way Patriots' Day is an American holiday. Patriots' Day is only observed in two out of the 50 American states (Massachusetts and Maine, in case you were wondering); Cinco de Mayo is only o ... More >>
The Hype: Featuring a solo acoustic performance from Orange County's own, Thrice front man Dustin Kensrue, plus Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), Chris Conley (Saves the Day) and Anthony Raneri (Bayside), the Where's the Band? tour, which stopped at Hous eof Blues, Anaheim, Saturday, might have more ... More >>
The Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona Del Mar has reinterpreted s'mores, a staple of any campfire, by taking the graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, and creating a sundae. The Crow Bar's S'mores Sundae, our Dessert of the Week, has all of the essential ingredients, but chef Scott Bra ... More >>
It's a fact of barely contested sprawl that with little room left to build out, residences are being built up. And so we now have high-rise living spaces popping up in Irvine, Santa Ana and places you really don't want to be caught dead in. And so we now have a charity ... More >>
That's right, folks. Dick Cheney is in town today to attend a high-dollar fundraiser for fellow Republican Ken Calvert. You may remember Ken from his 1993 arrest for soliciting a prostitute in Corona. Or maybe it's from his 2006 designation by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics as one of th ... More >>
The minute I cut through the entrance curtains of the Glass House in Pomona Sunday night, it dawned on me how the setup looked more like an intimate rehearsal than an actual gig. In the darkness of the main hall, the venue's flashing strobes and swirling colored lights revealed. . .the floor, buffed ... More >>
Movie of the Week: The Power of Nightmares
Movie of the Week: The Wild Bunch
Movie of the week: Lost in La Mancha
Kimera chef Chris Grodach crisscrosses the continents
Blues Control Blues Control (Holy Mountain) Release date: May 29, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. An ... More >>
Movie of the Week: Who Killed the Electric Car?
This morning, we noted that the man known as the "Irreconcilable Differences" bandit robbed his 16th bank out in Newport Beach. Now, CBS reports that a guy who matched his description was arrested in Glendale shortly after robbing a Wells Fargo. They got him in the parking lot of the local McDonald ... More >>
Movie of the week: Kiss of Death
Movie of the Week: Greg's Last Picture Show
No. 3: Santa Ana is absolutely, positively, OCs best downtownnow, keep it that way!
'You are smart and funny. And have a very cute cooter'
Careful restoration and decoration revived designer David-Michael Madigans historic Federal-style home
Alleged murderer who made a run for the border is finally back home and behind bars
Orange County can match LA County building for building
Parents have dim hopes sons killer will be brought to trialeven though cops know where alleged murderer is
A Tribe Called Quest: not another Urban Dance Squad!
Sarkis Pastry finds prosperity, peace in Anaheim
Zapatista struggle enlivens life in el Norte