The last thing Rich Mirman expected to do when he became the new publisher of the Orange County Register on Oct. 13 was to deliver newspapers--but he had no other choice. The daily was in a state of chaos, the grand journalism dreams of Register owner Aaron Kushner in shambles. Tens of thousands of ... More >>
Remember when Newport Beach's then-Assemblyman (and then-living) Gil Ferguson called his colleague on the Democratic side of the aisle Tom Hayden of Santa Monica a traitor? Good times ... Go ahead, ask Hayden about it when he makes an appearance behind the fabled Orange Curtain next week.
This week's mystery found our intrepid reporter ankle deep in the pristine sands of Victoria Beach. One of Orange County's more secluded public areas, the tiny beach is guarded on both ends by rocky cliffs and is accessible by a narrow concrete stairway down a steep slope. Above the beach, verdant h ... More >>
"The Lost Boys of Summer" cover boy Richard Lee "Dick" Baney of Tustin can point to pro baseball career highlights that include pitching Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" to victory in a divisional playoff game and striking Henry Aaron out twice as "Hammering Hank" closed in on Babe Ruth's all-time ... More >>
Even after the Tustin resident helped embarrass Major League Baseball into helping retired ballplayers such as himself, he's still not happy, and he has plenty of company
Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on ElectricVenue.com. Fans can log in at http://www.electricvenue.com/#/man-overboard-show/4559960491and watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>
Henry DenanderPoetry readings are boring. And I'm not just saying that as a guy whose sole exposure to the genre was a force-feeding of Maya Angelou in community college. Nope, I actually read -- and try to write -- the stuff and even I think most of these gatherings are really great if you aresu ... More >>
Dave LiebermanNathan Heller hates pie, and he thinks you should too. He penned a long screed for Slate--I'd call it a jeremiad except I fell asleep reading it, and "jeremiad" implies a vigor that's lacking in the article--about how the pie is un-American and unworthy of our ongoing, cyclical feti ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
The so-called "madness" that comes along with the NCAA men's basketball tournament is into its second phase, and reconvening this evening at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The Sweet Sixteen. Sounds exciting, don't it? (Not really.)Beyond Duke, the sports media has been quick to dismiss the other th ... More >>
A new adaptation of the classic stresses the pursuit of independence.
Man, if only more attempted robberies ended the way one recently did in Rochester, New York, home to some mighty-fine hot dogs.
Lilledeshan Bose[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.
Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing at an in-store at Fingerprints on 4/27. Between signing to Sub Pop, and, more recently, being picked by Wilco to play their first festival ever, Long Beach's Avi Buffalo has had a really, really, really great year. And it just got better.One of our favorite ba ... More >>
During his interview with OC Weekly, Austin touched on numerous subjects beyond his new movie career. There wasn't room enough to cover all of them in print; here, for the fans, he offers up some additional uncensored opinions. On rumors of a WWE-brand beer: Oh, we were going to come out with a be ... More >>
Theyve faced the decline of hair metal, the rise of rap, the transformation of the record industry, even death. Meet this summers real superheroes, Fullertons own Lit!
Manners, shock value, traditional values and freedom of speech all collide in Fuck: A Fuckumentary
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