Before reading this story you might want to lower the lights a little, and maybe even crawl into bed. Wait, no - this isn't a ghost story. This is real life! Over the last several days, 11 families in the San Clemente community of Talega opened their front doors to find a single, porcelain doll on t ... 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 >>
We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity ... More >>
We've been telling you for years how polluted Poche Beach is, but after scratching their heads, sniffing their pencils and consulting the stars, San Clemente city officials believe they have come up with a solution to their chronically stinky problem. Falcons.
The most recent message at the top of Alexa Saulietis' Facebook page is from April 23. It indicates the 26-year-old San Clemente resident commented on a link to lyrics for a song by Caliban.The title: "Walk Like the Dead."Late last Monday night, July 1, Saulietis was killed by a freight train in wha ... 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.
Last month, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of pages of documents pertaining to its long, proud history of protecting pedophile priests. Yesterday, Terence McKiernan of BishopAccountability.org, which archives documents pertaining to the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal going ba ... More >>
A map to all of our fine craft breweries, liquor stores and pubs pouring the good stuff!
There was a moment during our interview when we thought, "Is this guy for real?" Yeah, he's the real deal. A chef who has paid his dues, traveled, and survived enough restaurant drama can finally call a place his own. With a team that includes the talented Jared Cook (formerly of VINE in San Clement ... More >>
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer who was recently recognized for helping find emergency mental health services for people on the streets was charged today with making a violent criminal threat against a woman he lives with in San Clemente. The Orange County District Attorney's office ... More >>
Being in the Flytraps is the most natural thing in the world
Brick FB pageWe spotted this banner hanging across the street from St. Roy Chef's Pub at VINE. According to their Facebook page, the banner went up just after Labor Day. However, "Dp" has been tweeting about their future establishment since MayOne of the many things stated on their page is that " ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] No. 16 of the 100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!
theeddie.quiksilver.comSion Milosky was an "Eddie" alternate.Tragedy struck once again at Maverick's--a challenging surf spot 25 miles south of San Francisco--yesterday, taking the life of Sion Milosky, one of Hawaii's up-and-coming big-wave chargers.Milosky, 35, had been surfing for several hour ... More >>
Gentle readers, we are a large and diverse county. We have enclaves of ethnic wonder: Little Saigon and Santa Ana are just the start. The problem is that these places are, by and large, in the northern half of the county (and Irvine). As such, our coverage might be perceived to have a (slight) no ... More >>
What'd you miss this weekend? We checked out part two of the Long Beach Street Food Festival with dozens and dozens of those fancy gourmet food trucks. Then we saw the Black Lips at FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide Fest (no puke this time, sorry). Then came Seafest in San Clemente with gallons o ... More >>
San Clemente Art Gallery
At the most recent meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens got the five supes to approve $77 million in annual police service contracts with 11 cities throughout the county.That amount represents a slight increase (primarily due to deputy benefits) over the last ... More >>
Jay BrockmanIf you live or work within 10 miles of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), a.k.a. "the giant pair of boobs," the Feds would like to have a word with you about a little thing called radiation poisoning. EVERYONE PANIC!
Not to be outdone by their North County counterparts, who recycle sewage into drinking water through the revolutionary Groundwater Replenishment System, South County communities are banding together to turn food waste into compost.While the regional pilot program sounds meritorious, one thing abo ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--actually the Weekly's TWO weekly round-up as an attempt is made to make up for lost vacation time.Left courtesy of E! Entertainment, right courtesy of Orange Police DepartmentRyan Seacrest (left) gets paid another visit from his No. 1 Army spe ... More >>
No, I'm not talking about some Taiwanese concoction or that dish I had at the house of someone from the Mexican state of Guerrero years ago that involved room-temperature hen slathered in green sauce, the tastiet salmonella you'll ever eat. I'm talking about properly prepared chicken that people ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more beer bandits, wild chases, ripped-off stripper drivers, bowling alley knife fights and men without pants.TUESDAY, SEPT. 8Strippers' Backup Needs Backup A man who told police he was hired to be a driver for strippers met with anot ... More >>
Jewelry heist fever spreads across Orange CountyIt's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more street fights, bullets flying, dudes getting jumped, cops losing service revolvers and jewelry heists in towns with "Laguna" in the name across the county. ... More >>
First, look at that picture to the right. See that hat? About half of the attendants at the Orange County Beer Festival on Sunday were wearing one of those. Singha Beer realized what this event was: A chance to promote their brand to people willing to pay $40 for three hours of unlimited beer.[[F ... More >>
Heal the Bay has released its annual report card of California beach water quality. Each of Orange County's beaches has received a grade, and the 88-page report has some other info on the county. Let's break it down:We've got two "beach bummers." On Heal the Bay's list of the top 10 worst beaches in ... More >>
A new estate has popped up on the grounds of Richard Nixon's former Western White House in San Clemente, and it's for sale. The property that after the Stubbly One's 1969 arrival hosted dignitaries, treaty signings and the Frost-Nixon interviews was subdivided into 16 lots in 1980. The new Sp ... More >>
I promised milady a special breakfast this morning, but she's the kind of gal who wants things her way. I suggested Anton Schwager's Jagerhaus, La Galette Creperie in San Clemente; she demanded The Filling Station, an Orange institution even though it truly hasn't been around that long, which goes t ... More >>
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Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide
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