Two coaches are sharing remembrances today of Nicholas Pasquale, a UCLA football player who was struck and killed by a car in his hometown of San Clemente early Sunday. The 20-year-old formerly starred at San Clemente High School and was a redshirt freshman wide receiver with the Bruins this season ... More >>
Chef Sims was like a breath of fresh air, and not just because her restaurant resides along PCH in Laguna Beach. Her experience in the military makes her more professional, detail-oriented and outgoing in the kitchen. Her modest space burns though orders of empanadas, burgers and a lovely banana pud ... More >>
The Costa Mesa Police Department is scheduled to hold a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday somewhere in the city.Santa Ana Police have one Saturday, from 7:30 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and we've got the location of that one.
More than four months after voters in Colorado and Washington State legalized recreational marijuana smoking, the Obama administration has yet to announce any plans to either tolerate those developments or continue to crack down on America's homegrown marijuana industry (to the presumed delight of t ... More >>
Every year, thousands of brewers and beer enthusiasts convene in Denver for the Great American Beer Fest, which is basically the Olympics of beer. Breweries from across the country bring their best brews to be judged by panels consisting of 188 professionals from 11 countries. (By the way, how does ... More >>
Greg should be the unofficial city ambassador for San Clemente. Not only does he reside there and prefers the beach, but he enjoys dining close to home. And why not? Greg shares stories of his mom's insane cookie-making skills, and we discuss two more concepts the owner has in the works. More on tho ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to remain shut down until plant operator Southern California Edison (SCE) can satisfy the feds that it knows why tubes wore out in two steam generators recently and that it ... More >>
The self-proclaimed owner/busboy of Hapa J's in San Clemente, Justin Shea's got some stories to tell. From his brother's taste in wardrobe, to his high school game days, Justin's hobbies vary more than their menu. If you didn't catch a glimpse of his son Jaedon, be sure to review part one for a f ... More >>
For some reason, the rest of Orange County thinks South County is a culinary black hole. As someone who lives south of the Spectrum I take offense to that. First, haters, let's not forget that we have Break of Dawn. But we're also home to the boss burgers at Riders Club in San Clemente, the impre ... More >>
I usually don't give a shit about celebrities releasing a foodstuff, but word that NBA Hall of Fame member, fellow UCLA Bruin, and greatest broadcaster EVER Bill Walton has invested in a tequila brand warrants a blog post, if only for the opportunity to put up a YouTube clip of the man in action. ... More >>
The good news: kids are not being bullied as much online.The bad news: bullying by text messages is on the rise.That's the takeaway from a study whose lead author is Michele Ybarra, president and research director of the nonprofit Internet Solutions for Kids in San Clemente.
Sheriff's investigators are treating as a hate crime the application of swastikas to the walls of Palisades United Methodist Church in Capistrano Beach over the weekend. Using lipstick and black markings, the international sign of Nazism and other obscenities were painted onto a preschool wall be ... More >>
Anthill Pub FacebookNext Saturday, Anthill Pub & Grille, the best pub on the UCI campus, okay, it's the only pub on the UCI campus, will host six local craft breweries for a first-time-ever beerfest if you don't count what happens in almost every dorm room on every weekend during the school y ... More >>
Border Patrol agents boast they intercepted a "bumper crop" of crystal methamphetamine near the San Clemente checkpoint last week.Wednesday morning's encounter with a "nervous" 24-year-old woman resulted in the discovery of 12 pounds of crystal meth hidden in the rear bumper of ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Surfrider FoundationThe swindle'n continues.UPDATE, MAY 9, 4:20 P.M.: The basis for the most recent PR campaign--pushing the need for additional evacuation routes in the case of a emergency at SONGS or Camp Pendleton--was a concern expressed in a public poll from November 2010 (months before ... More >>
Flickr DaCoach89lBehind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr DaCoach89l . Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!
This week's collection of things on the Interwebs from or about Orange County includes netizen reviews of a car shop, a sandwich shop, UC Irvine dorms, hotspots for meet-ups, Fullerton City Council candidates, San Clemente's immigration checkpoint and Huntington Beach white boys who refer to them ... More >>
We love when former OC natives become successful and move to LA. No, really. So even though Voxhaul Broadcast left San Clemente for LA, we still get to claim them. That gets kind of cool in terms of flipping through radio stations, hearing a song you can vaguely recognize--and realizing Voxhaul B ... More >>
Flickr user DebbieDoesCakesSteak cakes aren't the only thing you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It. Sink your teeth into more juicy food news after the jump!
Blair Christopher Hanloh, 46, of Long Beach, was charged Friday with stealing more than $3.5 million in a fraudulent scheme that had him allegedly taking over homes he did not own, fixing them up a little, taking ads out on Craigslist and renting the houses out to the unsuspecting.Hanloh, who is ... More >>
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Hey mean-ole rest 'o the county! Stop sneering when I tell you I'm from Dana Point. South county is not a place where nothing happens! Case in point: Tonight there's a pretty solid rock show at San Clemente's OC Tavern.
Could the 18-year-old who suffered head injuries after Christmas tree surfing in San Clemente been among the 1,000 viewers of the YouTube video above?
Top left: FBI; bottom left: LABankRobbers.org"Red Sharpie Bandit" (above) and "Blue Note Bandit" terrorize local banks.It's a good thing the FBI believes it has captured the so-called "Red Sharpie Bandit."Who knows what kind of evil would have been wrought had he joined forces with a fellow bank ... More >>
UPDATED WITH SHOOTER ID . . .DMVTriggerwoman grandma: Bonnie HoultOrange County sheriff's investigators now have a working theory in the ghastly murder-suicides that took the lives of a 67-year-old woman, her 38-year-old daughter and her granddaughters, 4 and 2, inside a five-bedroom, $1.7 millio ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more ho' attackers, hammer heads, short robbers, skateboarding nazis, bloody bandagers, bushmen packing heat, baseball bat-wielding robbers, monkeys that are not for sale and Ryan Seacrest.Center photo by Melinda Nagy/Dreamstime.comBE ... More >>
Not funny! It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--with a Monday dedicated to the ladies . . . awwwww yeah! MONDAY, AUG. 17Pub Brawl Two women fought as men prodded them on around closing time (2 a.m.) at Auld Dubliner restaurant and pub, 2497 Park Ave., Tustin. The big loser was ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>
Newport Harbor High School's surf team has a chance to be crowned the national champion as it competes in the Red Bull Riders Cup National Championship this weekend at Upper Trestles at San Onofre State Beach south of San Clemente. Harbor High's Sailors, who were the Orange County Reg ... More >>
Orange County Register: Mickadeit: He peels off a classic on the squabble between Donna Crean's kids over her fate. . . . Did you feel the window-rattling jolt about 9:15 last night? I did. I figured it was a small earthquake, although it was very quick, like a sonic boom. It violently sho ... More >>
American Idol finalized their top 36 last night, and Orange County is responsible for two of them--that's 5.555(and so on) percent! Not too shabby.Irvine's Mishavonna Henson (left) and San Clemente's Kai Kalama both made it through into the live episodes, which start this Tuesday with the first crop ... More >>
The 76 Classic
KIOSK: LAUNCH PARTY, 5pm Come celebrate the web launch of Kiosk, the first stand-alone publication of the Literary Journalism program that recognizes the best student writing from the classroom and beyond. Free snacks and live music! UCI Bookstore located at the UC Irvine Campus HOLIDAY GIFTS & DI ... More >>
Heal the Bay's annual summer report card for California beaches is in and 96 of the 104 monitored spots throughout the county earned "A's". The non-profit environmental group surveyed data from local health agencies from Memorial Day through Labor Day and averaged the results to come up with a grad ... More >>
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Dear Mr. President: Costa Mesa's city council plans to send President Bush a letter, asking that he reject a bill that would give some immigrants a path to citizenship. And now a word from the Vatican: Driving can be "an occasion of sin," so the Vatican's issued 'Ten Commandments' for motorists, to ... More >>
A San Clemente councilmember and his history of Foot-in-Mouth Disease
Of Vine, wine and conspiratorial romance
25 thoughts on what happens when we attack the animals who attack us
Condom Revolution blows (our minds)
And use a kook cord!
Endangered trout may block toll road