• Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    The OC Man Behind Inside Metal: The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal

    by John Totten The late '70s and early 1980s was an exciting time in the history of music in Southern California. From Reseda to Pomona to Anaheim, young rock bands and musicians learned their craft and plied their trade in the live music clubs that flourished in the region. In Huntington Beach, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    [UPDATED] 2014 Hatch Chile Roasts in Southern California Begin August 2--Here are Locations!

    It's that time of year again: Hatch chile season is right around the corner. And while expat New Mexicans have always lined up for green chile to assuage their homesickness, the peppers have started to worm their way into the hearts of non-New Mexican Californians. Here is a running list of this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Arya's Fine Persian Cuisine

    To some Long Beach residents, the strip mall unit at 2507 Long Beach Boulevard is best known as Julio's, a beloved 'hood-ready Italian delivery establishment that takes forever to get to your door, but surprises with edible pies and standard meatball subs. To a number of particularly adventurous din ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2014

    Mike Atta Was OC Punk's Blue-Collar Angel

    The Middle Class guitarist left behind a first-class legacy

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass

    It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Federal Officials Want A Newport Beach Lamborghini Murcielago

    A federal prosecutor in Southern California is asking a judge to give the government title to a $175,000 Lamborghini Murcielago that police took from a man suspected of money laundering. The 2006 sports car, which is registered to Lamborghini Newport Beach, was confiscated in February 2012 by the I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Mike Atta Returns to the Middle Class For Show With the Adolescents Tonight

    Cancer-battling guitarist Mike Atta has a long way to go to beat his illness, but he's definitely taking one big stride tonight when he rejoins the Middle Class for a comeback show in Reseda. After recuperating from a tough round of cancer treatment, Atta is joining his band mates, along with the Ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Hardcore Legends D.O.A. To Play The Observatory On Final Tour

    Known as one of the most political and hard working punk bands since their inception back in 1978, punk rockers D.O.A. announced that they'll be calling it quits after their upcoming, final run of tour dates. One of those select shows lands them at The Observatory on Friday, Feb. 1. Beginning with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Atzlan Underground and Friends on 03/13

    Atzlan Underground has been on hiatus for a few years now, but the group is back in yet another reincarnation. Their original 90s post-hardcore punk sound has evolved under the influence of hip hop and Native American music, yet their core remains the same: speaking the truth in all forms and emphas ... More >>

  • Unknown

    June 26, 2003

    Dennis Lluy's Top 5

    Koos Cafe, formerly Santa Ana, now Long Beach

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Duck and Cover-up

    "Atomic City" Doesn't quite reveal the whole truth of our curious relationship with Nukes