I've just spent about an hour fruitlessly searching for an old clip of mine from the '90s about the OP Wintersurf competition that pitted surfers and snowboarders against one another first in the waters of Huntington Beach and then on a slalom course in Big Bear, with the overall scores determining ... More >>
By: Jessica Hopper [Editor's Note:Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers!
Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured
internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist,
and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 20, 11:20 A.M.: In addition to shaky stories, we should share with one another the reason God punished us with this earthquake--because as Pat Robertson will tell you, there can be no other reason for seismic activity than a vengeful deity. Gay marriage? The ACLU caravan coming to Sant ... More >>
In the wake of draconian statewide budget cuts, California State University is taking one of its most drastic measures to date. It is closing the door on spring 2013 enrollment at most of its campuses, officials announced on Monday. That means about 16,000 students who would have appeared in clas ... More >>
Chaleo Yoovidhya, the man who created Red Bull, has died in his native Thailand. He was 90 or 88 or 80--sources can't seem to agree. The New York Times obit has a wonderful quote about Yoovidhya, who created antibiotics before concocting the caffeine and taurine-loaded beverage we're al ... More >>
Jeff Armstrong sat at the bar just after conducting a tasting of next season's selections at Splashes. His egg-centric answers were amusing, just like the rest of his tattooed self. A man of few words, it took a Red Bull and view of the Pacific to get our conversation going. What are six words th ... More >>
Being the owner of a dining establishment means worrying not only about the food, but also about every other aspect associated with running a business. Marketing campaigns, scheduling of employees and purchasing supplies are just a fraction of the responsibilities Paul Zhu has on his mind at the ... More >>
Last week was opening day for John Wayne Airport's newest arrival, the Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill. Located in expanded Terminal C, between Southwest Gates 18 and 19, passengers can leisurely await flights with cocktails, sandwiches and flat-screen televisions. We scored a booth overl ... More >>
Taylor Hamby/ OC WeeklyBirch Street Bar and Grill just opened a little over a month ago in downtown Brea on--you guessed it!--Birch St. When I walked in late one evening, three employees worked behind the bar, hard at work developing the bar's soon-to-be-released cocktail menu. They ranged from the ... More >>
Angry Bird Droppings Facebook PageIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . actually a bird. An angry bird! On a soapbox! Flying through the finish line at the always-wacky Red Bull Soapbox Race was Angry Bird Droppings, a Garden Grove-based team made of former UCI engineering students. W ... More >>
It's cranberry spray all right, but not an Ocean Spray commercial. It's episode three of Red Bull's Winch Sessions videos, featuring wakeboarder Josh Tranby and a custom-made Cloud Street winch that pulls 4,000 feet of Spectra-fiber line at 50 mph.Other episodes feature snowboarders, paraglide ... More >>
We went with the purple can.Web Editor Vickie wanted one of us in the office to drink something called Four Loko, some energy drink with 12-percent alcohol that's making schools nervous, that was just banned in Michigan, and makes students excited. No one on our staff is stupid enough to waste th ... More >>
Before the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast tonight, Travis Pastrana will try to accomplish what's billed as "the first ever ramp-to-ramp car jump over water," with the Queen Mary in Long Beach as his backdrop.
It's not a free IKEA breakfast, but it's something. This year, like last year, South Coast Plaza will put out some free cocoa and hot cider to anyone needing a little pick-me-up after a marathon shopping spree...or at least they hope that you'll go on a marathon shopping spree after you get ... More >>
Grace LeOh, Avalon Bar... home, sweet hole-in-the wall. Those of you familiar with this local dive already know at least two major details:1. Contrary to what the kitschy, light bulb-lined arrow pointing down at the bar's entrance may lead you to believe, this is place is no disco.2. This establi ... More >>
Chill the Red Bull, re-heat the coffee and warm up the crack pipe: your eyeballs are about to get a workout from local screens in the days ahead.
"Imagine This" took a film crew high into the Andes Mountains.
First, Laguna Beach Film Society screens the documentary Imagine This tonight. Eion ... More >>
Photo by Jimmy Wilson, Red Bull PhotofilesMira Costa High School MVP Dane Zaun catches air. Photo Credit: Jimmy Wilson, Red Bull PhotofilesWell, at least the Lakers and Cal State Fullerton's Titans won.As for Newport Harbor High School, the Sailors' dreams of winning the national high school surfing ... More >>
Keith MayAll month-long, Newport Beach's the Jakes are playing Tuesdays at eVocal in Costa Mesa. And each week, Jakes lead singer Sameer Gadhia is giving us his thoughts on the nights. This is the third installment. (The penultimate edition, if you will. Yay vocab!) --AlbertBY SAMEER GADHIAHello, an ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>
Better than: Going on an all night bender of Red Bull and Dance Dance Revolution at the neighborhood arcade
After its long-time hiatus, the legendary Juju Beats Festival swarmed the lawn of Oak Canyon Ranch in Orange. The party stretched until after 3 am, with freaky beats, bouncing bodies and insa ... More >>
Two of America's most reliable house/funky-breaks DJs haul their wax (or Seratos) to Newport Beach's Tentation Ultra Lounge tonight. A protégé of Donald Glaude as a young man in Olympia, Washington, DJ Dan has been a West Coast fixture on the rave/swank-club circuit for over 15 years. Dan consist ... More >>
The Mae Shi will headline the latest event from Sam Farzin's Acrobatics Everyday organization. The action goes down Sun. April 13, starting with a noon pre-gig picnic at Aldrich Park. Then at 1 p.m. at UC Irvine's nearby Phoenix Grille, five bands will come at ya with some weird, youthful energy.
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The Vandelles, LSD and the Search for God, Stevenson Ranch Davidians
January 12, 2008
Better Than: Staring at your shoes while listening to Jesus and Mary Chain’s Darklands.
Download: “Swell to Heaven” by the Vandelles.
The most striking thing about Stevenson Ranch Davidian ... More >>
Red Bull's Illume exhibit—featuring award-winning sports action photography—is coming to Huntington Beach Wednesday night.
The images (which showcase everything from surfing to skateboarding to mountain climbing) will be displayed on the beach in 8-foot glass and metal cubes, lit up af ... More >>