A federal judge has punished an Orange County man who illegally supplied Ecstasy tablets and cocaine for party-goers in Southern California and Colorado. Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used court-approved wiretaps in 2008 to catch Thinh Cao Do arranging for Ecstasy an ... More >>
See the update on page 2 with the counts against John Edward Kudla, who is being charged as an adult in the attempted murder of Orange County Sheriff's Reserve Sgt. Jon M. Kulda, who is comatose.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 22, 4:18 P.M.: A 50-year-old Orange County reserve sheriff's sergeant was shot, possib ... More >>
Despite a centuries-long campaign by Southern Californians to eradicate them, OC's remaining Gabrieleños are making a comeback
This Irvine restaurant serves Chinese early-morning staples—like, really early
It's another swing and a miss for Andrew Thomas Gallo as the California Supreme Court denied the San Gabriel man's pitch for a review of his conviction on triple-homicide, drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges for the 2009 Fullerton crash that took the life of rising Anaheim Angels star Nick Adenh ... More >>
When it comes to restaurant names "Tasty" is the new "Licious". In Irvine, Tasty Noodle House has opened. The new restaurant, located a few doors down from Panda Express, specializes in the cuisine of the port city of Dalian. It has a branch in San Gabriel known for their pan-fried pork bao and Sha ... More >>
Four Sea, the Chinese breakfast purveyor that we said would open at the plaza where Sushilicious closed last year, has now opened. As expected it serves hot soy milk, deep fried crullers and all the wonderful starchy things that a billion or so people enjoy in lieu of cereal and Egg McMuffins. And ... More >>
The 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana has upheld the conviction and sentence of Andrew Thomas Gallo, the San Gabriel drunken driver who was sent to prison for 51 years to life for causing the crash that took the lives of Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.A panel of three jus ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
Anne Marie broke the news that Sushilicious in Irvine closed suddenly earlier this week. But just as that concept fizzled, a tipster told me about another restaurant that's close to opening across the same parking lot.
You may not know it, but Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is big in China. KFC big. When you're there you're liable to see the cute mascot as part of the urban landscape as you are likely to see the Golden Arches and the Colonel. There is about 450 restaurants in China with 22 more overseas, including ... More >>
Irvine's Culver Plaza is already going to be the first OC site of Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, a San Gabriel Valley staple which is supposed to open any day soon. And now it looks like there will be another SGV import coming our way, slated to do business around the corner from the 99 Ranch.
I hate driving past signs advertising New York pizza. With a couple of very rare exceptions, it's almost never any good, but people have this einredenish--this self-imposed delusion--that places advertising New York pizza will actually be able to produce the chewy, slightly sour crust, the tangy ... More >>
Photo from Boiling Point WebsiteJust in time for the cold snap (it'll be in the 60's by the end of the week), the Taiwanese hot pot restaurant called Boiling Point has opened in Irvine offering gurgling, simmering stews that on its website it describes as "So hot. So bubbly. So sti ... More >>
Photo from Boiling Point WebsiteWhat you see above is a Taiwanese hot pot from a restaurant called Boiling Point, a popular San Gabriel mini-chain that started sometime around 2007 specializing in the Sterno-heated dish. There are stores in Arcadia, Hacienda Heights, and Monterey Park, not to men ... More >>
Edwin GoeiOpen for now, but not for long.The news came as a surprise: Nice Time Deli in Irvine will be serving its last meal tomorrow at lunch, Saturday, and then closing for good. Fellow Weekling Michelle Woo told me about it this morning, and my reaction was immediate sadness. For many like m ... More >>
Photo by the Elmo MonsterPho Than Lich's beautiful bowlHere we are: the semifinals; the Final Pho. Sixteen of Orange County's finest pho shops have been whittled down to four. The winner of today's matchup will face the winner of the Pho Thanh Lich vs. Pho Quang Trung match on Friday in the ... More >>
Stephenson Choi Kim: boo-whoYou can tell from a photograph shown at his murder trial that Stephenson Choi Kim desperately wanted to think of himself as a tough guy.In the picture, Kim is wearing that unmistakable hoodlum glare on his face while he points a handgun at the camera. See? I'm fea ... More >>
Recognize the guy on the right? The FBI and several Southern California law-enforcement agencies would love ever so much to know who he is, as he has been linked to seven bank robberies in the region since August 2009.His last hit was the Jan. 15 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in Long Beach. He's ... More >>
GalloUpdate, December 22,12:12 p.m.: From the Associated Press:Before sentencing. [Courtney] Stewart's sobbing father, Chris Stewart, told the judge each day that goes by "is one more day I'm without my daughter."[Andrew Thomas] Gallo was frequently moved to tears by the statements from family ... More >>
We previously blogged about the Well Bikini Bar and Grill avoiding having its state liquor license pulled by Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) over the multiple shots and beers served to the drunken driver who went on to kill Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.However, we didn't mention ... More >>
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UPDATE: A Covina bar will not lose its state liquor license for serving drinks to the convicted killer of three, including Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart (see end of post) . . . State investigators are taking a closer look into convicted killer Andrew Gallo's drinking binge that led to last year's ... More >>
Flickr user avlxyzSince they are not normally classed as a weapon, xiao long bao can give you the element of surprise.As our sister blog, Squid Ink, reported on Monday, Albert Y. M. Huang, the mayor of San Gabriel, was arrested after an altercation at a dumpling house. Mr. Huang got into an argum ... More >>
Andrew Thomas GalloSeparate murder trials for two alleged drunken drivers begin this morning in Orange County.One you've heard a lot about, the other not so much.Guess that's to be expected when a rookie phenom Angels pitcher is a murder victim in the more talked-about case.
Sunday's local news highlights include:Wearing out the delete buttonRon Campbell, a Register investigative reporter who specializes in computer-assisted reporting, launched the first part of his four-part Sunday series on immigration and the California economy. Grab your magnifying glasses, becau ... More >>
We told you last month that the attorney for Andrew Thomas Gallo, the 23-year-old San Gabriel resident facing murder charges in the crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others last year, filed a motion to move the trial out of Orange County."I'm confident a fair jury can be se ... More >>
Faces of Andrew Thomas GalloThe attorney for Andrew Thomas Gallo, the 23-year-old San Gabriel resident facing second-degree murder and other charges in the crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others, has filed a motion to move the trial out of Orange County.
Flickr user MikebairdPerhaps winter arrived a couple of weeks ago, but this week seems to have marked the true beginning of the season for surfers and snowboarders of California's South Coast. The usual big swell of early December showed up like clockwork, albeit in diminished proportions since i ... More >>
Watch CBS Videos Online Sunday night, 60 Minutes replayed "DWI: Was It Murder?" Reporter Bob Simon interviewed a prosecutor who pursues murder charges against drunken drivers whose traffic collisions result in deaths of people in the other vehicles. Nassau County, New York, district attorney Kathlee ... More >>
Orange County Register: Eighth sign of the Apocalypse: Ambulances spontaneously combusting in Fountain Valley. . . . It won't be galloping from four white horses South County residents hear Wednesday and Thursday, but F-18s bombing Camp Pendleton. Don't worry, the Marine base planned it. . . . ... More >>
It's been highly publicized that Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, was killed in a collision just after midnight Friday. Some reporters have even added that Courtney Frances Stewart, the 20-year-old Diamond Bar resident who was driving the Mitsubishi Eclipse Adenhart rode in, and another pass ... More >>
Orange County Register: Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, San Gabriel, is scheduled to be arraigned today on murder charges stemming from the Fullerton car crash that claimed the lives of Nick Adenhart, also 22 and an Angels rookie; Courtney Frances Stewart, 20, Diamond Bar; and Henry Niguel Pears ... More >>
For Chief Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians, his long fight for the dignified treatment of Native American remains unearthed on the mesa overlooking the Bolsa Chica wetlands may finally be coming to an end. Healing a rift with rivals from the Juaneño Band of M ... More >>
I had visions of hordes of Long Beach ocean-view apartment inhabitants spilling out onto the beach this past Saturday for the monthly (second Saturdays) half-hour "Clean Alamitos Beach" event. After all, if you run here, ride your bike here, walk your dog here, bring your kids here, stroll here, ... More >>
A Little Saigon identity-theft ring pounded OC businesses until one cop saw a tear in its veil of secrecy
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