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  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    The 10 Most Important Tacos in Taco History

    This week marks the beginning of Hispanic Latino Chicano Brown People Heritage Month, a time where corporations outdo each other in pandering for pesos. We here at the Weeklyare not immune to such cheap points--hell, we pander all year! So in the spirit of that, behold a listicle celebrating taco hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Santa Ana's Bristol Street Easter Cruise Over?

    As a former cruise passenger on E Street in San Bernardino--because I didn't have a car and there was absolutely nothing else to do in San Berdoo--I find it disturbing that no one's invited me to the Bristol Street cruises in Santa Ana each Easter night.

  • Columns

    March 6, 2014

    Why Don't Other Latinos Like Being Called Mexican?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And did Mexicans face legal segregation like African-Americans?

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Irvine is Best-Run U.S. City: USA Today

    Irvine is the best run city in the country, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, my hometown, San Bernardino, is ranked the worst-run city. I think I'm more surprised by Irvine's placement on the list than Smog Berdoo's.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Nocturnal Wonderland -- San Manuel Amphitheater -- 9/21/13

    Nocturnal Wonderland San Manuel Amphitheater 9/21/13 This past Saturday, mega-rave Nocturnal Wonderland hosted roughly 43,000 revelers from all over the U.S. and beyond at its new home at the San Manuel Amphitheater. The longest running event by L.A.-based production company Insomniac, Nocturnal 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are for Sale; Writer Will Work Cheap Promoting New Owner

    The owner of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain is seeking a buyer or buyers for the Big Bear area ski resorts.Houlihan Lokey "will contact various potential buyers, both within and beyond the ski resort industry, informing them of Snow Summit [Ski Corp.]'s attractiveness as an acquisition," reads a rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Agustin Armaraz Espinoza Gets 25 Years to Life for Fatally Beating Suffering Wife with a Tripod

    Agustin Armaraz Espinoza was sentenced in Santa Ana today to 25 years to life in state prison for murdering his wife after she asked him to move out because he was unemployed, had gambled away $100,000 of his pension money and had a mistress on the side.A jury had found the 58-year-old Santa Anan gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Sequestration Hits Santa Ana HUD Office with Friday Furlough Days Through End of August

    Due to the sequestration cuts, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office in Santa Ana will close next Friday, May 24, and unless funding relief comes it will be closed select Fridays through the end of August. The field office in the federal building at 34 Civic Center Plaza joins HUD offi ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    Tod Brown's Perpetual Pedo-Priest Parade!

    Documents released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles shows again how the Orange diocese is still not telling the full story of its sex-abuse scandal

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    LA Archdiocese Document Dump: The First-Ever Known Tijuana Victim of Pedo-Priest Eleuterio Ramos

    I've spent nearly a decade writing about Eleuterio Ramos, the most notorious pedophile priest in the history of the Diocese of Orange, a monster who admitted to molesting "at least" 25 boys, a ghoul who church officials--including current Diocese of Boise and Diocese of Sacramento bishops Michael Dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, January 7 Big Monsta Detroit BarThe latest youthful band to grab the coveted Monday night residency over at Detroit Bar is Huntington Beach-based Big Monsta. But their sound is anything but what that name would suggest (read: not some douchy club DJ wearing fake gold chains, nor a band playi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Gustavo on KCRW: Why OC Needs More Black People!

    If you've read me enough over the years--and of course you have! Ustedes love me so with your hilarious hating!--you'll know that one of Orange County's sins that embarrass me the most is the atrocious lack of African-Americans 'round here. As I've written before, out of the top 25 metropolitan area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    [UPDATE: Tonight's Classes Cancelled] Cal State Fullerton On Lockdown, Cops Chase Culprits in Moreno Valley Jewerly Heist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    How Rapper Aliso Black Plans to Hustle His Way to Paid Dues

    Aliso Black doesn't like to talk about the dues he's paid to his local hip-hop scene. He'd rather just show you the worn-out soles of his white, high-top Chucks, the armpit stains under his sweatshirt, or a car trunk full of mixtapes and show fliers. Then of course there's the swath of Google entrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Tustin Red Cobras Pee Wee Football Popped with Pop Warner Suspensions for Bounties

    Move over, New Orleans Saints.And look down.Joining the once-mighty NFL team in the Hall of Shame for having a bounty program is the Tustin Junior Pee Wee Red Cobras.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Immigration Makes Us Safer, Richer and Better Able to Breathe: UCI Study

    Well here's a timely UC Irvine study in light of today's Weekly cover package: The Southern California Regional Progress Report to be released next week shows the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California in the past 50 years has led to less crime, lower joblessness and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup Announced

    Last night, the folks at Guerilla Union announced the lineup and dates for Rock the Bells 2012 and a couple new surprises to its format.In an obvious attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Coachella's decision to clone itself, this year's Rock the Bells will be expanding its lineup to two co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Orange County Register Eyed by Publisher South of the Border

    ​Someone south of the border may buy the Orange County Register.Clean up in whichever aisles old coot heads just exploded in.That's south of the Orange County border, not the Mexican one.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    [UPDATED with More Details:] Bernie Cervantes "Chino" Villegas, Toting BB Gun, Killed by Police

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 9, 12:20 P.M.: Anaheim Police say Bernie Cervantes "Chino" Villegas was not walking along Ball Road toting what turned out to be a BB rifle with a wooden stock but through a West Ball Road apartment complex late Saturday night.That produced several reports of a man with a gun at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Paid Dues 2012 Headliners Announced

    Christopher Victorio​The headliners for the 2012 Paid Dues Hip Hop Festival were just announced via Ustream. The festival will be held April 7, 2012 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. Festival creator and indie hip-hop legend Murs released the names of the headliners as well as pre-sale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Wind Storm That's Pounded the Rest of Southern California Kicks Ups in OC

    ​Orange County seemed to be spared from the "once a decade type wind storm" that has toppled trees, overturned big rigs and knocked out power to 300,000 people in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties overnight. But while the winds are dying down in those areas, they have started to k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Region is 4th Worst in U.S. for Finding Jobs

    ​A list based on data from the government and a job-search website reveals the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana area is the fourth worst metropolitan area for finding a job.U.S. News & World Report analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and job search website to com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    OC Planned Parenthood Funding in Crisis

    ​On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that eliminates Title X, a program that gives low-income women access to family-planning services. Taking the biggest hit is Planned Parenthood--the nation's largest reproductive health services provider--which would lose a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Election Monitor Named for People's Republic of Orange County

    ​An election monitor has been appointed for the People's Republic of Orange County. No, Jimmy Carter isn't coming Tuesday.  Assistant United States Attorney Dennis Mitchell, as he has done before, will serve as the District Election Officer for the Central District of California, which includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Jaelyne Jacsen, CSUF Student and Domestic Violence Lecturer, Gets a Year for Her Cons

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Tyrone Donte Gray and Girlfriend Tyrica Jenice Goff Convicted in $650,000 American Express Travelers Check Scheme

    ​We told you here about six people--including a boyfriend and girlfriend and mother and daughter--charged in February with stealing more than $650,000 from T.J. Maxx, T.J. Maxx HomeGoods and Marshalls stores in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties by using hundreds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    "Green" Company to Pay $15 Million for Polluting

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Jose Antonio Franco, Mentally Retarded Immigrant Held for 5 Years, is Released

    ​Five days after civil rights lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of a mentally retarded immigrant who has been locked up for years after being judged mentally incompetent to understand the proceedings against him, federal officials announced the release of man from custody in Santa Ana.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    6 Charged in $650,000 American Express Travelers Check Fraud

    ​Six people--including a boyfriend and girlfriend and mother and daughter--were charged today with stealing more than $650,000 from retail stores by using hundreds of forged American Express travelers' checks. Between December 2008 and this month, Tyrone Donte Gray, 33, and his girlfriend Tyrica J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Lawsuit Settlement Breaks Santa Ana's Citizenship-Application Logjam

    ​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. 

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Locals Among Dozens Caught Up in International Criminal Phishing Scheme

    No, not that kind of fish fry. ​Congratulations, Orange County! Some of your residents were among today's arrestees in the largest cyber crime case of its kind. "Operation Phish Phry," the first joint cyber investigation between Egyptian law enforcement authorities and United States of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Where There's Smoke, Newport Beach Hotel Sees Money

    Other than losing the services of 100 firefighters who have been dispatched to the mammoth blazes in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, Orange County has escaped unscathed from Southern California's current round of infernos. There hasn't even been that much smoke here, which is prec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Don't Be Stupid, Be a Smarty, Come and Join the Inland Empire Nazi Party!

      Orange County has its fair share of haters, racists and hater/racist skinheads thanks to the Hitler lovers of Anaheim, the Mexican bashers of Costa Mesa, the assorted white supremacists of Black Star Canyon, the Republican Central Committee of Orange County and haters and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Calling All Loquat Tree Owners!

    Ernest Miller is a cook at the Disneyland Resort who also blogs at Culinary Safaris and is enrolled alongside my chica in the Master Food Preserver that has me going to San Bernardino more times than any non-909er should ever have to. He has an interesting request for SAFII readers: anyone has loqua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Friday's Headlines. No Surprises: March of the day laborers

    In town - the third favorite Dem: Later this afternoon, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards will be at the Disneyland Hotel to speak at the Orange County Democratic Party's 13th annual Harry Truman Awards & Dinner. In a CNN poll released Tuesday, Edwards followed Clinton (51 percent) and Obama ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still inh ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    An Inconvenient Slope

    Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Style Wars

    Supernatural sets world records

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    All Do Crazy Things

    Get Out! Nightlife and more: Nov. 23 - Nov. 30

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Felt So Good

    Murs and Lisa Bonet make for some real Atmosphere

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    This Week in Real Rasslin'

    Five-Counties Invitational

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Dam Us!

    Januarys flooding wasnt an act of god, but man

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005
  • Features

    May 29, 2003
  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    To Da Break of Dawn

    The Audiotistic rave goes (almost) all night

  • Columns

    December 21, 2000
  • News

    October 12, 2000


    El Toro Airport Watch no. 147

  • Culture

    April 1, 1999
  • Columns

    February 18, 1999
  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Abstaining from Reality

    President Clinton funds anti-sex programs

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