[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are there any happy Mexican films?
Meet the masters of the functional glassblowing trade—by which we mean bongs
We sat down with singer songwriter Dustin Illingworth of the Costa Mesa-based band Tide Pools to talk about Grief is a Wilderness, the album he considers the best thing he's ever done.
The hottest of hot messes, Lindsay Lohan, is reportedly being swayed to add an Orange County lawyer to her defense team by the controversial New York attorney representing the actress fighting charges she lied to cops about a Pacific Coast Highway crash. E! News watcher's surely know that a Los Ange ... More >>
There are a couple of problems with Mexican craft beer at the moment: 1) It's difficult to find bars that have a selection beyond a few brands. 2) Many are talking about how great the beer is without telling you much about the beers(how do they taste?), and there's a lack of discernment among the re ... More >>
Cop-turned-screenwriter Will Beall faces the thin-blue-line edit
Sports Illustrated has turned its illustrated sporty to Bruce Rollinson, the longtime Mater Dei High School's football coach who is poised to become the first field general to accomplish quite a feat.Here's a hint: it involves two former Monarchs named Matt.
Slater's 50/50, the pork-fat empire famous for its 50/50 burger made of 50-percent ground beef and 50-percent ground bacon, has gone all in with its latest artery-clogging offering. Its July Burger of the Month is The 'Merica, a 100-percent bacon burger. I need to pop a Tums just thinking about it.& ... More >>
The visitors arrived just a day short of the one-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami that wiped out the country's Fukushima nuclear plant and nearly caused a countrywide nuclear emergency. They were a pair of residents of Miyagi Prefecture who had come to San Cl ... More >>
A Rancho Santa Margarita family and their supporters are protesting outside the Criminal Justice Building in Los Angeles this morning over today's scheduled release of an inmate who only served half his five-year sentence for dumping the body of a 19-year-old college honors student into the Pacif ... More >>
Cal State Fullerton recently approved a queer studies minor, and starting this fall, students will examine the culture of gender and sexuality in courses such as Queer Theory, Sexual Orientations and American Culture and The Psychological Study of LGB Experiences. The program was pushed for ... More >>
San Diego State University's Center for Surf Research may not be quite what you may think or hope it is. The curriculum will not include watching North Shore, analyzing the behavior of Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High or studying the hydrodynamics of a surfboard riding upon ... More >>
Original post, April 5, 3:25 p.m.: This is going to be fun: William Nericcio, professor of English at San Diego State, the nation's premier expert on Mexican stereotypes, and author of the best academic book you'll ever read, Tex(t)-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the 'Mexican' in America, will ... More >>
Given the overwhelming success organizers had with lectures at the Fullerton Public Library regarding the Alex Bernal housing-desegregation case and Lalo Alcaraz, the Fullerton Public Library and Cal State Fullerton's Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (for which I'm a part-time lecturer) ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And can gabachos love the Mexican culture but hate the Mexican?
www.myspace.com/kingsofleonLive Nation's eliminating service fees this June for all the tickets sold at all their amphitheaters throughout the country. I don't know if that's such a good idea; some of those service fees jack up the cost of a ticket by almost double sometimes. By eliminating them ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Smells like more Know Nothing myths!
Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyNorberto Santana Jr. and son in VOOC's office.The Voice of OC, the nonprofit news site helmed by former Register reporter Norberto Santana Jr., is hiring up--and it's taking at least one staffer from a publication close to its own heart.The Voice of San Diego on Wednesday b ... More >>
Stephanie WilliamsThis week's Locals Only features Orange County band Janu and the Whalesharks, opening up for Tim Kasher of Cursive and Azure Ray at tomorrow's swell show at the Glass House in Pomona. A lot of juicy tidbits from our conversation with Janu singer/guitarist Jake Pappas got left on th ... More >>
OC Weekly intern David Nicolas reporting . . . UC Irvine's baseball team was enjoying a dream season. They even got to host the NCAA regional tournament leading up to the College World Series in Omaha. What could possibly go wrong?Three words: this past weekend. And three more: University of Virgini ... More >>
*Written by Weekly intern and UCI New University student paper managing editor David Nicolas...The UC Irvine Anteaters baseball team put down the Fresno Bulldogs in the first game of the Irvine NCAA regional playoff series, edging the 'Dogs 4-2. UCI's starting pitcher Daniel Bibona quieted Fresno's ... More >>
You'd think San Diego County's closeness to the Mexican border would make it a natural place for Latinos to call home, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, San Diego County continues to have the lowest concentration of Latinos among Southern California counties. That's because, immigration tr ... More >>
A couple of nights ago, I had a reading in San Diego so decided to visit the maniacal genius known as Dr. William Nericcio, head of the English department at San Diego State and keeper of the insane Tex(t)-Mex blog. Before knocking back drinks with him at some Mean Streets-esque bar, I headed to SDS ... More >>
*Updated with new info on the bottom... You know we live in dark times when a Macarthur Genius-winning mensch like Rueben Martinez has to close his legendary Libreria Martinez, the country's premier Latino-themed bookstore visited by every author from the legendary (Carlos Fuentes) to the terrible ... More >>
Greetings From the Salton Seaturns a keen eye to a sad situation
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Sax player Charles Owens wants to school you
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