If noodles, beanie-weenies and powdered milk have been the staples of your diet the last few years, you're not alone.Roughly 379,000 adults in Orange County struggled to put adequate food on the table during the Great Recession, according to a study released Monday by the UCLA Center for Health ... More >>
Do y'all hate banks? I mean, do y'all REALLY hate banks?The Occupy movement sure does, which is why they've declared tomorrow, Nov. 5, to be Bank Transfer Day. It's already Guy Fawkes Day in the U.K., cementing the movement's fetishization of V for Vendetta. (Turns out David Lloyd, who drew the A ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyTeller took over the family business, which was started in 1969.Though they call it a necessary business decision, yesterday's vote by the OC Fair & Event Center board of directors feels a bit personal. The 6-3 vote terminates a lease, which happens from time to time. ... More >>
There was a time during the unresolved county redistricting process when it appeared the congressional districts of Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) might melt into one.Maybe that explains why these Members of Congress are starting to sound like one ... More >>
Bob's bitch tits were his claim to fame in Fight Club. Turns out the general public isn't too keen on male chest chub, though. The removal of man boobs is just one of several surgeries performed frequently at CosmetiCare, a local plastic surgery joint that says its seen a roughly 200 pe ... More >>
Rush hourThe country's economic woes have reportedly extended to Orange County's toll roads, where ridership is down as once-paying drivers opt to ply the public lanes and apply the savings to offset rising gasoline prices.The agencies that operate the toll roads have responded with raffles and d ... More >>
"You should buy my book and follow me on Twitter!"Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is bringing his comedy tour to the Richard Nixon Library tonight. Or maybe he's being honored for something. Or maybe it's part of his book tour. Whatever it may be that is bringing him to O.C., we' ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Great Recession may have been long declared over, but the pain continues for many everyday people. For the curious, the bottoming out of the U.S. economy prompted inquiry into what the hell went down. The subject of economics, however, is all too often unnecessar ... More >>
Bloody Thursday, a documentary about the struggle
the West Coast dockworkers during the Great Depression, has won a Los Angeles
Area Emmy Award. The one-hour
film debuted on Huntington Beach-based KOCE public television (channel 50).
0 to 60 in 2.6 secondsAll those daily Obama Administration assurances that the U.S. economy is heading in the right direction might just be wishful thinking or cynical public manipulation.Dr. Mohamed Abdulla El-Erian, the chief executive of Newport Beach-based investment house giant Pimco--t ... More >>
www.davidbeatty.netSean Wing and Heather Williams in "Lien On Me"Before we start, a moment of full disclosure: I've know photographer/playwright/actor/ director/screenwriter and filmmaker David Beatty for over a decade. He was a member of my late theater company, Rude Guerrilla, where he taught ... More >>
The late Bobby Espinosa was a vital part of Chicano music historyOn Saturday, Chicano music lovers young and old (but
mostly old--respect to my elders!) descended upon Santa Ana's Delhi
Community Center for a concert teach-in. The lesson plan for the day was
on the History of Chicano Music in ... More >>
Capital T, small vWhen Dutch techno-trance DJ/producer Sander van Doorn played Code in Newport Beach last October, the usually civil Thursday house night was so rammed (as van Doorn would say), promoters Giant had to turn people away.
Here are The World Almanac and Book of Facts Top Ten News Topics of 2009:1. Obama Presidency Begins. With the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Barack Obama swearing in as the nation's 44th president Jan. 20 in Washington, DC.her ... More >>
My fascination with what was once David Wilhelm's might Culinary Adventures dining group continues since I keep getting unsolicited e-mail newsletters from them (I ate at one of his restaurants once and took advantage of an offer where I'd get a discount on the meal if I signed up for it, which I ... More >>
Poor? What you talking about, Seth?Can you smell that?No, not the smoke from the inland wildfire of the week. That other, more ghastly odor. Go ahead, take a big whiff.SNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNORT!That, dear friends, is the smell of another lame TV show focusing on Orange County teens."WEALTHY TEEN ... More >>
How do you get yourself written on Wall Street Journal online? If the nation is gripped by an economic recession whose bad ju-ju has spread even to the usually immune hair salon industry, and you're Dana Point's George Trimm, you start a Facebook group called "I Cut My Own Hair."
To protect and serve . . . for less.While their counterparts in "Safest City in America" Irvine fume over an employer-proposed wage freeze, officers who belong to the La Habra Police Association seem to have gladly accepted a deal that imposes what is essentially a 5 percent pay cut. "Although di ... More >>
Las Vegas' own the Killers are performing Sept. 15 at the not-used-very-often UCI Bren Events Center. I saw Al Gore speak there about a decade ago, but this was way before he invented global warming.Anyway, tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. and cost $47.50. Wait, what? $47.50? Am I crazy or ... More >>
Today is Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday), so it's fitting that I'm writing about how unhealthy we're becoming as a nation - indeed, as a planet. According to the Guardian, the number of new cases of diabetes being diagnosed in the UK is growing at a faster rate than in the US. Now that is depressing. A ... More >>
If we're in a recession, someone forgot to tell the Chinese.
Yesterday, the dim sum crowd at New Capital in Rowland Heights was as crazy as always. Judging by the number of people milling about outside waiting for a table, this go-to place for dim sum in the eastern part of San Gabriel Valle ... More >>
Curse you, recession! The MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival, which was birthed from a three-day event this past February at the OC fairgrounds, has been completely scrapped; official word is that it's, unsurprisingly, "due to the current economic
climate."The tour was planned for 25 cities, includ ... More >>
Weekly art critic Greg Stacy writes: "It is my sorry duty to report that we recently lost yet another fine local gallery, the J Flynn of Costa Mesa. Recent months have seen far too many local galleries close up for good, as the art world continues to suffer the effects of the ailing economy. In a t ... More >>