San Diego

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014

    The Donkeys

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    On The Line: David Paul Fuñe of Splashes, Part Two

    Athlete, handyman, air traffic controller. Our subject of the week has no shortage of skills, but family man is his preferred job. He shares memories about both his parents, plus gives advice about where not to fight in today's installment. Read our interview with David Paul Fune of Splashes, Part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    On The Line: Justin Miller Of Pizzeria Ortica, Part One

    Chef Justin Miller isn't one to hobnob with guests; he spends his time perfecting the menu at Pizzeria Ortica. He grew up a water baby, but learned cooking was his real passion. The importance of food was instilled early in his life, making for some great stories in this week's OTL. Could you elabo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    More Than 1,000 People Line Up For The Ramen Burger In Torrance

    The big food story in Southern California this weekend was the West-Coast debut of Keizo Shimamoto's Ramen Burger. If you're just tuning in, no, it's not a restaurant; it's simply what it sounds like: a burger that's sandwiched between two grilled hockey-pucks of ramen. The blogger introduced it a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    On the Line: James Nunn of Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, Part One

    We try our best to meet up with OTL subjects in person. But in the case of James Nunn, it wasn't possible. His responses are succinct; his personality a bit snarky. Jimmy's may be under construction, but this former Guttermouth musician is ready to rock. Tell us about the cuisine at Jimmy's. How wi ... More >>

  • Food

    January 31, 2013

    The Orange County Beer Trail

    A map to all of our fine craft breweries, liquor stores and pubs pouring the good stuff!

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012

    American Royalty

    Detroit Bar

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    On the Line: Dino McDonough of Slater's 50/50, Part One

    ​While this Forker knows she's not tall, I felt exceptionally space-efficient meeting up with Dino McDonough of the growing Slater's franchise. It's no wonder; as he's six-foot-three, I was content to sit on the raised bench in the Huntington Beach locale to conduct our interview. He's been with t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011



  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Kinkajou From South America Somehow Winds Up in Santa Ana

    Wikipedia CommonsDon't worry, this kinkajou is yawning.​Just to be clear, a kinkajou is not a sex act performed in the back alleys of Thailand. It's the South American cousin to the raccoon. And one wandering near a Santa Ana elementary school was scooped up in October.After brief stays at county ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011


    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    This Week in Food: Bánh Mì Rants, Awesome Catfish and Kittens in Pots (But Not Cooked)!

    Flickr user namillionairee​Between infographics on Flamin' Hot Cheetos and much more, it's been quite a week on your favorite infernal blog. Best of the week after the jump!

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    The Feds Bury Border Patrol Abuses of Immigrants

    But what's been unearthed reveals a culture of cruelty

  • News

    August 26, 2010

    The Cali Rally Paddles Through OC

    The Transworld Surf magazine-sponsored, race/scavenger hunt livened up the Ritz-Carlton pool

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    The Thing About the North Park Music Thing

    ​The thing about the North Park Music Thing, explains founder Kevin Hellman, is that he wants the two-day festival in San Diego to be as regional as SXSW. And some day, maybe bigger.  "The first year it was called North by North Park, but the folks in Austin (home of SXSW) threatened to su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    10 Must-See Panels at Comic-Con

    ​San Diego Comic-Con is a week away, but it's not too early to start strategizing about what you should see when you're there. Especially if you've seen the size of the event's program schedule.But there's no reason to battle eye strain. We've put together a list of the 10 comic-related events to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Los Angeles Times Spin-Off OCLNN Shuts Down

    ​So much for another online media empire thingy. 

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Imaginary U.S. Map Leaves OC Intact

    ​Democrats around the nation are feeling a lot of ire at America's electoral system lately. Even though Dems have still got a 59-41 majority in the U.S. Senate, the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown means they won't be able to get health-care reform--which was crazy-close to being p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Over the Weekend: the Silent Comedy, Mississippi Man and Handsome G, La Cave, Costa Mesa

    The Hype: After winning the "Best Pop" category at the San Diego Music Awards last year, the members of The Silent Comedy have been hard at work on a new album. For LA (formerly OC) band Mississippi Man, the completion of their album, The Snake Oil Sales Men, early last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    3-Time GOP Candidate for Congress in Court for Thefts From Hotels, Comedians, Phone Company and Mercedes Dealer

    Not Deleica Holt's campaign poster but her booking photo.​Delecia Holt, 48, of Aliso Viejo, ran as a Republican in special elections to replace Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), who left Congress in 2005 to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-San Dieg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009

    Long Beach Comic Con

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    A New Newspaper for Newport-Mesa? Really?

    Newport Beach/Costa Mesa-centric blog A Bubbling Cauldron breaks news this morning that ex-Daily Pilot publisher Tom Johnson and ex-Pilot editor/LA Times journo/current Orange Coast columnist/impending book whore Bill Lobdell are teaming up to start a new community pub that will cover the two burgs, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    The Reaganomics

    The Reaganomics

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    Last Night: Album Leaf at Detroit Bar

    Review by Reza Allah-Bakhshi Album Leaf Detroit Bar February 21, 2008 Better Than: Wishing you could inherit Jimmy Lavalle's talent simply by touching him. Download: “On Your Way” vid by Album Leaf I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a rainy Thursday night than to kick back with a br ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 13, 2007

    Not in Too Deep

    The shallow shores of San Diego disappoint

  • Culture

    August 30, 2007

    Where in the World Is San Diego?

    David Greig’s script is all over the place, which makes the potential for this Rude Guerrilla production so exciting

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    Confessions of a Comic-Con Virgin

    A non-geek follows the king of geekdom into the heart of dorkness

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    2007: a Comic-Con Odyssey

    Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    Times reporter attacked at Comic-Con

    Well that sucks. Los Angeles Times pop culture reporter Geoff Bouche was covering the con when he got jumped on a sidewalk in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. He writes: "In the 15 years I have been writing for The Times, I have covered wildfires, riots, gang murders and plenty of other mayhem. I never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: The Lionsgate Party

    LYT crashed (OK, was invited to) last night's Lionsgate party on the roof of San Diego's Ivy hotel. He got pictures of a host of celebs, including Jessica Alba, Vinnie Jones and SAW director Darren Lynn Bousman (below). Click the photo to see those and more.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: The Beginning

    This is the real ghost train. San Diego, Wednesday night, downtown, after dark. All that's here is a smattering of oases of light, from cheap drug stores to greasy spoons offering a "really big Taco Plate" for $3.50. The streets, for now, are mostly empty, and those riding the trolley around you ar ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Comic-Con Survival Guide

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! How to have the maximum amount of fun at Comic-Con

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    San Diego: Screw Trestles

    San Diego has no business in San Diego County. At least, that's what their City Council seems to think. In our Best "Best of OC" Issue yet, Dave Wielenga eloquently described one of the major problems with the Save Trestles campaign: apathy. Surfers and the surf industry pay lip service to their be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    The Anti-Immigrant All-Stars--Live!

    If you're not doing anything today, drive down to San Diego, where Fullerton Republican Congressman Ed Royce will chair hearings on the illegal-alien menace. Scheduled to appear, according to the Orange County Register, will be our Anti-Immigrant All-Stars, the folks (of all ethnicities, as they lov ... More >>

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Get Out!

    Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Ask Not for Whom the Toll Blows

    San Diego wakes up, finds an Orange County freeway in its yard

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    Got a Minute for a State Park?

    10News San Diego is my hero of the day. On April 9-10 they aired an editorial on the proposed Foothill-South (241) toll road extension. The station's vice president and general manager Derek Dalton speaks for just over sixty seconds on the Transportation Corridor Agencies' plan, the Attorney Genera ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Columns

    February 24, 2005
  • Features

    October 2, 2003

    George Bushs Joint

    Rebecca Schoenkopf takes on the presidents drug war

  • Features

    September 27, 2001


    You can plan cities, but you cant plan people

  • Columns

    December 9, 1999
  • Columns

    December 2, 1999
  • Culture

    September 2, 1999


    Sneak peeks at a season of theater that is breathtaking, passionate, entertaining!

  • Culture

    November 26, 1998

    Between the Generations

    Sexual politics and moral ambiguity take the stage

  • Culture

    September 17, 1998

    We Couldn't Find 10

    Our Top 8 list of the upcoming theater season

  • Culture

    March 5, 1998

    Go Fourth

    Or, how I learned to stop worrying and hate the wall

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