[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>
OC Weekly hereby calls bullshit on Estately.com (beats the hell out of us who that is also) for a glaring omission on its list of "The 18 Best U.S. Cities for Bros." Oxford, Mississippi? New Haven, Connecticut? Los The Fuck Angeles? For gosh sakes: Surf City INVENTED bros.Bro.
Last night, this year's lineup for the 10th annual Rock The Bells show in San Bernardino was announced and there seems to be a little bit for every type of hip-hop fan out there. The big news is that after last year's Tupac hologram sighting at Coachella, Rock The Bells is going to double that with ... More >>
F-bombs drop like lead balloons. Torture is an option. And if generals do not break the rules of engagement, they bend them mighty hard. But this is no Tarantino war flick, it's a kid's movie--for anyone of an age where scenes with F-bombs, torture and nobility-myth breaking do not offend gentle sen ... More >>
This is really cool: The paperback edition of my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is out TODAY!Do I need to write anything more? Okay, I will!
A motorcycle caravan of dozens of Hells Angels and other bikers rumbled up to the Whiskey A GoGo on the Sunset Strip yesterday to kick off a party for the announcement of the lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Hundreds of fans and members of the press gawked and took pictur ... More >>
This weekend, Insomniac takes its fourth journey down the Alice & Wonderland-themed rabbit hole to Beyond Wonderland Music Festival, held at the San Manuel Amphitheater after the city of San Bernardino complained from previous wonderland events at the NOS Events Center. Don't be fooled by the new lo ... More >>
This is really cool: the paperback edition of my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is coming out April 16!Do I need to write anything more? Okay, I will!
I know the name of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's-Coroner Department (SBCSCD) deputy whose life was tragically cut short today by Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer who's been on a murderous rampage this past week. In fact, I knew almost from the moment he was confirmed dead ... More >>
Please see end of post for updated info...Original Post: 5:48 p.m.: The campus of California State Fullerton is on lockdown this evening as officers search for suspects who are believed to be involved in a Moreno Valley jewelry heist earlier today. According to a report in the San Bernardino Sun, ha ... More >>
Just because it's not the first of the month doesn't mean you can't still feel like a winner. And who better to illustrate that point than Cleveland's own Bone Thugs-n-Harmony? Anyone with an ounce of K-Day pride has watched with amazement this year as the slithery, half-sung flows of Layzie Krayzie ... More >>
See update at the end of this post with Fred Wilson's denials.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 12, 4:19 P.M.: Thanks to a little game of Connect the Dots, Huntington Beach's city manager is being dragged into the city of San Bernardino bankruptcy scandal.Fred Wilson came to Surf City from Smog Berdoo, trading th ... More >>
What does Anaheim have in common with El Cajon, Temecula, Ventura and San Bernardino?I mean besides the exact same strip malls, fast-food joints and foreclosure signs.It's the distinction of being a Southern California city with more than 100,000 residents and a significant spike in violent crime.
[Hole In the Wall] This San Bernardino landmarks deserves a pilgrimage from all lovers of Mexican food
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 >>
Here's to hoping my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is hitting the cultural caliente list at the right time--and it is, if you go by recent histories on Mexican food published by mainstream publications. I know Smithsonian Magazine is working on something because they called me for c ... More >>
New things are happening at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest this year: One, Cypress Hill and Rusko are performing together. Two, there's going to be a Low End Theory stage--yes, LA's most famous experimental hip-hop and electronic music night that Thom Yorke frequents when he's in town. Three, Wol ... More >>
Your favorite stoner rapper's favorite stoner rapper is back to standing on his own two feet. After hopping offstage at the San Bernardino date of Rock the Bells this August, Curren$y broke his ankle. The injury was severe enough to keep him on crutches until mid-December, but it didn't keep hi ... More >>
Inland water agencies may say they want to work with government regulators on a Santa Ana River habitat for a tiny fish known as the Santa Ana Sucker, but as long as the H2O providers press their lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, four conservation groups will press back. The Si ... More >>
We bear good news for people who aren't fans of driving out to San Bernardino for shows! Mos Def and Talib Kweli, who performed their stellar set Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star at the hip-hop festival this summer, are currently touring the album, and will be at the House of Blues in Ana ... More >>
KFC websiteHave you gotten your fill of All-American fare yet? Hot dogs, hamburgers, apple pie, indigestion, etc.? If you haven't, well, this deep-fried bargain has your name all over it.TODAY is National Fried Chicken Day, and the Kentucky Fried family is looking to draw your artery-clogged self ... More >>
Sucker punchedA dozen water agencies serving nearly 3 million Southern California residents have formally warned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that it the federal agency does not want to be sued, it must rescind the recent expansion of critical habitat areas for the Santa Ana Sucker, ... More >>
Trees are good for the environment, but bad in other ways.Update, December 30, 7:00 a.m.: Details are starting to come forward about the young Fullerton male who died from a snowboarding accident. Authorities are saying that when the 24-year-old collided with trees, he was not wearing a helmet.  ... More >>
Urell: Still clueless after all these years...The years change, the Catholic Church grows and weathers controversies, yet one truth remains in Orange County: John Urell is the most disgusting Catholic in Orange County history. Worse than Serra. Worse than Brownie. Worse than even the king of the ... More >>
Doug Neill/OC WeeklySnoop DoggCheck out our Rock the Bells slideshow here!Rock the Bells Festival August 21, 2010 NOS Event Center Scorching heat, swarming crowds, parking gridlock, inefficient management, and borderline incompetent staffing didn't stop Southern California from "rocking th ... More >>
Jaelyne Jacsen was known publicly as a single mother with two kids, working to earn a degree from Cal State Fullerton and speaking out against domestic violence. So, it was shocking in November when the 49-year-old was arrested outside her Victorville home for allegedly stealing $6,500 in public ... More >>
Safety-Kleen System Inc. is a national distributor of cleaning solvents. Their products have names like Ecopower motor oil, Icebreaker windshield washer fluid, Khameleon antifreeze and KleenMist II wastewater treatment. They say they are green, well, they better be made of it, because they owe $1 ... More >>
OCTA.netThe 5 freeway from Beach Boulevard in Garden Grove to the Los Angeles County line in Buena Park is one of the roughest roads in the nation, states a report released today by two highway advocacy groups. "Future Mobility in California: The Condition, Use and Funding of California's Roads, ... More >>
UPDATED WITH CORRECTIONS AFTER THE JUMP. . . Citizenship applications that have been backlogged in Santa Ana for years must be processed in the next six months under a settlement announced today. The agreement also covers cases in the Los Angeles and San Bernardino areas.
Either an evil crew in "Spaceballs" or Black and Decker corporate dickwads.William Medina, 25, believes he got sacked from a Black and Decker warehouse job in Rialto because the company brass misinterpreted a 14-word message he posted on Twitter. He explained to the San Bernardino Sun that he recent ... More >>
Lawyers for the Orange County Register have filed nine lawsuits in the last nine months--including two in recent days--seeking more than $350,000 in outstanding debt from advertisers, commercial printing clients and at least one distributor of OC's largest daily newspaper.According to Superior Court ... More >>
Dear readers, prepare to withstand some navel gazing about Navel Gazing, the OC Weekly staff news blog: It has won second-place honors from Best of the West, which was founded in 1987 to promote freedom of information and reward journalistic excellence, mainly through its contest for newspapers and ... More >>
Racists Give Birth TooDeputies in California's Inland Empire are on the ball. Searching for criminal white supremacist gang members and their associates, the San Bernardino County officers recently staked out local maternity wards in the area of Hesperia, Winchester and Perris. Why? Because they ant ... More >>
See no evil, hear no evil...no evil!Blessed are the anonymous sources, for they bring justice to the little ones...Turns out newly ordained Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores has a proud past of defending and condoning child abusers--and I'm not even talking about his treatment of numerous Orang ... More >>
We may have been slightly distracted by Obama's visit to the OC this week, but that didn't stop us from blogging with gusto... Indeed, I tried to guess where the President might eat during his Southland trip (I'm still none the wiser).I also blew the lid off popcorn prices, which have risen an evil ... More >>
My chica has recently enrolled in a food preservation course offered by the University of California all the way in San Bernardino. She usually carpools every Monday with a chef who works at one of the Disney restaurants, but I drove the two of them last week, hoping to finally enjoy the mythical Ro ... More >>
As of yesterday, the 4th Annual Paid Dues festival actually ANNOUNCED it's line-up slated to perform at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on Mar. 28. The festival is presented by rapper Murs (or Murs 3:16, whatever) in association with Guerilla Union (one of hip hop's most venerable omni ... More >>
OK, a bit too obvious, sure, but I know I'm not the only one who automatically thinks of this song every January 1. This clip is from the 1983 US Festival (I believe the day that was branded as "New Wave Day") near San Bernardino, on the site that years later would become the Blockbuster/Hyundai/San ... More >>
Just before noon this morning, an earthquake rocked Southern California--Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. From the fifth floor of OC Weekly's Santa Ana headquarters, the 5.8** magnitude quake felt like I was standing on a rocking waterbed for at least 12 seconds. The build ... More >>
Notice anything odd about this online Orange County Register story teaser from last night and this morning? Check our Total Buzz blog to find out what candidates Bill Hunt, Craig Hunter, Sharon Hutchens, Randy Adams, Jack Anderson, Salt Lake City undersheriff Beau Babka, San Bernardino undersherif ... More >>
To catch an arsonist: "We will hunt down the people responsible for (the Santiago Fire). We will not fail," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said over the weekend. "If I were one of those people who started the fire, I would not sleep soundly." Strong words, but how much weight do they carry? Four years ... More >>
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Januarys flooding wasnt an act of god, but man
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Ride the Santa Ana River trail while you still can
Its Narnia vs. Oracle 3 in a big, bug-eyed rave war!