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    April 9, 2014

    Debunking the Five Most Ridiculous Assertions About E-Cigarettes

    Assertions about e-cigarettes run the gamut from factual, misinformed, overly positive, and just downright stupid. The latter is the easiest to run with because it's just so damn sensational and easily debunked. Here are our favorites...

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    November 9, 2012

    Kia and Hyundai Go to War in Santa Ana Court

    When Kia and Hyundai were forced to recalculate their gas-mileage claims after a government audit, the top two South Korean automakers may have believed regulatory fines and a consumer compensation plan would have ended the financial bleeding.Think again, unless Kia and Hyundai can fight court chall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    McDonald's Tests Mobile Payments With PayPal

    Not to be outdone by that Starbucks and Square partnership announced last week, McDonald's is reportedly testing out mobile payments with PayPal at some locations in France. Customers would order through a McDonald's app on their smartphones or tablets and the payment would be processed by PayPal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Taco Bell Testing Out Chipotle-Style Menu

    ​We reported last week that Taco Bell was adding breakfast to its repretoire of chalupas and MexiMelts®; but apparently the Irvine-based company isn't settling with just eggs and cheese in an attempt to revitalize their brand. If things go according to plan, 2012 might see the most sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    [UPDATED with Syria Convoy News] Violent Repression in Syria Claims Relative of Anaheim Businessman Bill Dalati

    Bill Dalati​UPDATE JAN 17, 3:38 P.M.: Anaheim Businessman Bill Dalati returned back to OC yesterday from the Liberty Convoy for Syria. As Reuters, Al Jazeera, and other news agencies reported on Thursday, the group of about 150 expatriate activists were unable to deliver food and medical supplies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Shigeru Miyamoto: Is He Really Retiring From Nintendo?

    ​Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, known as the mastermind who created some of the world's most successful video game franchises such as Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong, recently announced to the world that he was "retiring." However, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what he said, forcing Ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Burger King Has New French Fries

    ​In the hierarchy of fast-food fries, Burger King's offerings have never been at the top of the batch. They've long wilted beneath McDonald's fries, which are awesome if consumed within 48 seconds, and In-N-Out fries, which taste cardboard-y to me, but are generally loved by the masses. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with $315 Mil Bond for Mattel:] Bratz Maker MGA's Total Take From Barbie Sugar Daddy Mattel? $310 Million

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 17, 5:21 P.M.: In federal court in Santa Ana today, Judge David O. Carter ordered Mattel to post a $315 million bond while the El Segundo-based toy manufacturing giant fights a $310 million award to MGA Entertainment.It's the latest twist in the trade secrets legal battle the makers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Taco Bell Hurting Because of Fake-Beef Lawsuit

    ​Remember that lawsuit alleging Taco Bell engaged in false advertising because its beef really wasn't beef? It was pretty goofy to begin with and eventually dropped, but it did bring out to the world that Taco Bell does use filler in its beef, which anyone who has eaten there in the past, oh, 80 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    [UPDATED] Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Video is Gone, Gone, Gone, Gone!

    Off YouTube, but forever stuck in our heads. Partyin' partyin' yeah! ​UPDATE, JUNE 17, 2:45 P.M.: So Friday has come, and all is still silent. As we sit here, lookin' forward to . . . nothing, here are some more details on the disappearance of Rebecca Black's "Friday" video:   &nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    [UPDATED with Award Proposal:] Bratz Maker MGA Wants $339 Million From Barbie Sugar Daddy Mattel

    ​UPDATE, MAY 25, 9:30 A.M.: Analysts agree that in the seven years since Barbie-maker Mattel first went after Bratz manufacturer MGA Entertainment in court, the smaller company's fortune dwindled while Mattel remained a toy industry giant. MGA is hoping to retrieve $339 million of that fortune in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Ed Royce: Hillary Clinton Failed in Vietnam

    Clinton​News services are reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressured Vietnam's leaders to improve its human rights practices during her trip to the Southeast Asian nation, but two Orange County members of Congress view her actions with opposing conclusions.Loretta Sanchez (D-Anahe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Crunkmeister Lil' Jon Deejays At Sutra Lounge​Ghetto rap auteur Lil' Jon is holding his CD release party at Sutra Lounge tonight for his new album Crunk Rock. He's performing a live DJ set--no electric guitar crossover, unfortunately--but you will be able to herald the coming of his album with him at midnight.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Look to the Skies

    In a column in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Ray Lemoine, co-author of Babylon by Bus, recounted his recent brush with the Department of Homeland Security. Lemoine was stopped at JFK airport while returning from Dubai. He'd been red-flagged because of a former job. Lemoine isn't a retired shoe-bomb ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005
  • News

    August 24, 2000

    The Partys Over

    Buchanan crashes Reform Party convention in Long Beach

  • Columns

    April 29, 1999