[¡Ask a Mexican!] And did Mexicans face legal segregation like African-Americans?
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Christopher VictorioThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 indeed.com to com ... More >>
Name: Skeme Age: 21 Reppin: Inglewood, CA Where You Might Heard Him: Dom Kennedy's "Left Side, Right Side" or "Play On"; Kendrick Lamar's "I Do This [Remix]," Overdoz's "Don't Wanna Be Your Girlfriend," Mann's "Kickin it With the Lingo" Projects to Date: Pre Se ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
UPDATE: The Orange County District Attorney announces indictment of Anthony Darnell Wade in the murder of Bessie Mae Whyman (details at end of post) . . .Courtesy of Anaheim Police DepartmentAnthony Wade is eligible for the death penalty.Friends and former co-workers remember 84-year-old Bessie M ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 in ... More >>
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
Supernatural sets world records
Get Out! Nightlife and more: Nov. 23 - Nov. 30
Murs and Lisa Bonet make for some real Atmosphere
The Audiotistic rave goes (almost) all night
El Toro Airport Watch no. 147
President Clinton funds anti-sex programs