Rose Parade

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    On the Line: Mark and Angela Dunton of District Wine, Part One

    Learning to appreciate wine is like learning to appreciate anything else. It takes time and an openness to trying new things. I learned that with wine, it's not about what it pairs well with as much as it's about what you like (although the adage about red wine with red meat is spot on). Drink what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Dave Reviews OC Yelp Reviews, Part 10

    Once, in a fit of creative madness while writing for this august publication, I wrote a review of the Viking Truck as a filk of the Völuspá, the Icelandic heroic saga. Our beleaguered editorial staff kindly let it through, and now when I read it, I feel like an adult looking back at a goofy candid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    I Don't Swim in Your Toilet But Dirty Runoff Keeps Ocean Best Avoided This Weekend

    No yellow tape closing beaches has gone up (yet?), but the Orange County Health Care Agency is advising divers, surfers and swimmers to stay out of coastal waters.That's because recent rains flushed contaminants via creeks, rivers and storm drains into the ocean, where unhealthy bacteria levels have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2011

    Remembering When Chuck Smith Predicted the End Times--And They Didn't Happen

    ​Much is being made right now about some yahoos predicting that the world will end on May 21 because Scripture says so--you know, because such predictions have never been offered in the history of humanity. You can see their billboards around the county, with an added ad to listen to some radio st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2008

    Dodgers Discrimination During Rose Parade?

    While enjoying Mami's amazing pozole this morning and seeing the Tournament of Roses parade rebroadcast on KTLA-TV Channel 5, my parents pointed out something interesting. When the Los Angeles Dodgers' float passed by, the camera cut between different Dodgers--Vin Scully, the Dodgers' organist, Noma ... More >>

  • Food

    December 26, 2002

    Dropping Names

    Gulfstream 2002formerly Cowboy a space odyssey