San Jose

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Meet The Amazing Race's Amazing Orange County Couple Dennis Hour and Isabelle Du

    Perhaps an indicator that an Orange County immigrant community has finally made it is when some members join the casts of network television reality shows--within weeks of one another. Previously we told you about Bri Nguyen of Westminster being part of the new Fox reality show Utopia that debuts Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    On the Line: Juan Carlos Olvera Of The Sky Room, Part Two

    Chef Juan Carlos reminds us that cooking comes from more than just schooling. It's a passion, a desire to be in the kitchen. While he might not have a lot of free time, his family values and dedication to his craft are all that matters. Read our interview with Juan Carlos of The Sky Room, part one. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2014
  • Calendar

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    The Rolling Stones to Play Honda Center May 15

    After playing five shows last year in London and the greater New York area, the Rolling Stones announced this morning that they'll be embarking on a nine show run of North America as part of their 50 & Counting Tour including a date in Anaheim. The show will take place at Honda Center on May 15, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    $6 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized in Diamond Bar, Hacienda Heights?

    On Wed., Oct 3, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in connection with three different houses where some 2,000 pot plants and 20 pounds of marijuana was discovered. The men arrested were Binh Ly, 43, from Rosemead and Thank Chiem, 45, of San Jose. Because of the fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Fair This Thursday to Sunday

    When Mitsuwa holds these festivals, it's always fun, even if the parking is atrocious.This week, it's the Hokkaido Fair, being held from Thursday to Sunday. Here are some highlights of this year's event as Mitsuwa's own website can only describe them: See Also: - Irvine Mitsuwa Marketplace Food C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Lying on a U.S. Passport Application Earns How Much Prison Time?

    Orange County's Chrisstian Pax Joseph Manshack lied on his U.S. passport application so he could flee the country for Asia in the hopes of outrunning domestic violence charges.But any relief Manshack felt when he first landed in Thailand evaporated while in China.Communist agents arrested him for ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    No Use For a Name Frontman Tony Sly Dead at 41

    Tony Sly, lead singer and songwriter for San Jose punk band No Use for a Name died today at age 41.An investigator with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiners Office has confirmed her agency is in possession of Sly's body."It appears to be a natural death, but the body hasn't been examined at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Boiling Crab Opens Near South Coast Plaza Today

    As I wrote about a few months ago, The Boiling Crab, the Cajun-Vietnamese crawfish chain that showed everybody how it's done, was planning to open near South Coast Plaza. That restaurant will have its grand opening today at the location vacated by Sumo at 1500 W MacArthur Blvd.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Violent Pimp From Santa Ana's Harbor Boulevard Loses Appeal

    In April 2010, convicted felon Patrick Leo Simmons Jr. was driving around San Jose in his green Camaro when he met a prostitute, made himself her pimp and the next day relocated her to Santa Ana's notorious Harbor Boulevard.Part of Simmons' business plan included advertising the woman's services as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty.This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2012

    Dionne Warwick

    La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Italo Rajot Boone Gets 6 Years in Prison and Lifetime as Sex Offender for Pimping Teen

    ​Justice came swift for Italo Rajot Boone, who was arrested Feb. 27 for forcing a 15-year-old runaway into prostitution, taking her from a San Jose bus depot to an Anaheim hotel where she was forced to give blowjobs and turn all the money she earned over to the pimp.Boone, 34, of Oakland, pleaded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer Tied Up in Sex-Drugs-Cheatin'-Beatin'-Pornin' Scandal

    ​The Bay Area has its own political Falcon Crest soap opera going on presently involving a former Santa Ana Unified School District board member-turned-Alameda County supervisor, who is also the daughter of a renowned immigrant-rights lawyer in Orange County. She's Nadia Lockyer, California Trea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    [UPDATED with Charges:] Italo Rajot Boone Accused of Sexing Up, Pimping Runaway Girl

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 29, 5:58 P.M.: Oakland pimp Italo Rajot Boone faces more than 15 years in state prison if the 34-year-old is convicted of sexually assaulting and pimping a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home. In announcing Boone's arraignment in Fullerton today and $1 million bail, the Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Boiling Crab To Open Third OC Location

    ​Kickin' Crab in Santa Ana will have a little bit of competition soon. Boiling Crab will open just a block away in the long-vacant building that was once Sumo on MacArthur Blvd. A banner was draped over the side of the building announcing the store and inviting job applicants to their website.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna Announces World Tour While the Register Picks Apart Her Plastic Surgery Work

    ​The last time I saw Madonna, it was 2006 and I paid $352 for a floor ticket. Madonna, fresh off the success of her Super Bowl halftime show, is going on a  World Tour beginning May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. While we have no idea how much tickets will be going for, we do know she'll stop at&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Irvine Mitsuwa Marketplace Food Court To Host Santouka Ramen

    ​It would've seemed a safe bet to assume that the new Irvine Mitsuwa Marketplace going into the 13,800 square feet space at Heritage Plaza that was formerly Ace Hardware would contain a Santouka Ramen. At every single Mitsuwa Marketplace in the US (Costa Mesa; Torrance; Los Angeles; Santa Monica; ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011



  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Kanye West and Jay-Z Confirm New North American Dates for Watch the Throne Tour

    ​As we reported earlier, Jay-Z and Kanye West have new dates for the Watch The Throne Tour due to the "overwhelming response to presale tickets." The North American tour will now begin on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. All fans who purchase their tickets online will r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The Mumlers at the Commonwealth Lounge Last Night

    ​The Mumlers June 20, 2011 Commonwealth Lounge, FullertonSan Jose's The Mumlers, whose vintage-rock stylings were the point of focus in Fullerton last night, represent an interesting bit of musical irony in the post modern indie scene: they sound incredibly soulful--for a bunch of disaffected pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    IDEA Act, The DREAM Act's Recently-Introduced Cousin, Would Boost Number of Green Cards

    Not this green card...If a California congresswoman has her way, a lot more people will get their green cards soon. ​Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would amp the number of green cards for foreign students and entrepreneurs. The students have to meet a lot of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: High-End Bánh Mì

    ProfessorSalt.comVegetarian banh mi​Little Saigon has the best bánh mì shops in the nation, despite the absurd New York Times story we ridiculed here on this blog a couple months ago. Sure, the San Gabriel Valley has a few great shops, as do San Jose and a number of other Vietnamese enclaves acr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2011

    The Eyesores

    The Doll Hut

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    New York Times Names the Best Bánh Mìs in America--and Not One is From Little Saigon

    Flickr user svensk​The New York Times' coverage of Vietnamese food has always been laughable--who can ever forget its decade-late feature on Sriracha or it declaring 2009 the "year of the bánh mì" (while neglecting to mention Little Saigon among the nation's Vietnamese enclaves) about seven year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches Already Planning a Second Location

    Professor SaltClick here to see our slideshow of Bruxie Gourmet Waffles.​Damn, that was fast: barely a month into its existence, not even a month after Shuji reviewed it and before Edwin could make his way down there, Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches in Old Towne Orange is already looking to open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    [UPDATE:] DREAM Act Passes in the House, Stalls in the Senate

    ​Update, December 9, 6:11 p.m.: The esteemed Surf City GOP Congressdude, Dana Rohrabacher, said on the House floor that the DREAM Act is unfair to "non-minorities."Oh no he diiiiiiiin't?!?Oh, yes. Yes he did. See the video and a passage from his debate after the jump . . .

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Le Van Ba, Founder of Lee's Sandwiches, Dies At 79

    Flickr user evang​The San Jose Mercury News reported that Le Van Ba, a sugar baron from Vietnam and the founder of the omnipresent chain of Vietnamese sandwich bakeries, Lee's Sandwiches, died Tuesday from cancer at the age of 79.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Possibly Pregnant Perpetrator Not Present in Prolific Mission Viejo Pot-Pad

    ​When a Mission Viejo resident returns to her single-story house on Via San Jose, she'll be missing much more than her monthly period.On Friday, Santa Ana police were called to a Rite Aid on South Bristol Street in Santa Ana to investigate the petty theft of a home pregnancy test by an unident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The New Limb Tour Diaries: Days 3 & 4

    ​(Alt-pop four-piece the New Limb went on tour for the first time EVER, so they're sending Heard Mentality missives from the road. They're going to take turns guest blogging; on their third and fourth days on the road, Dan Perez and Lauren Salamone give us the scoop. Read their first entry here.-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Shane Garrett Horning, Pervy Youth Pastor, and Luis Antonio Mejia, School Janitor Sicko, Meet Their Fates

    ​Shane Garrett Horning, the 29-year-old former youth pastor at Santa Margarita Methodist Church in Rancho Santa Margarita, was sentenced today to a year in jail--essentially time served--for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female parishioner and sending sexual text messag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Pastor Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Underage Parishoners--and He Ain't Catholic!

    ​Shane Garrett Horning, the 29-year-old former Santa Margarita Methodist Church youth pastor, was convicted today of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female parishioner and sending sexual text messages to her 15-year-old female relative. The San Jose resident pleaded guilty to four felony counts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Wanted: First-Time Buyers of New Logan Homes

    Who says no one is buying or selling new houses? Arkbuild--a collaboration between Santa Ana's Taller San Jose community organization and the Orange County Community Housing Corporation's Stepping Up program--is looking for low-income residents interested in becoming first-time homebuyers of three n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Travel Blogger Predicts Air Fares Between OC and SF Will Drop

    BNET (Business Net) travel blogger Brett Snyder predicts Virgin America's new presence at John Wayne Airport, coupled with Southwest Airlines' expansion of flights to and from San Francisco, will result in lower air fares between SFO and SNA, whose bustling terminal is shown here.That's crazy talk f ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    OC Filmmaker's Larry Norman Doc to Screen in Town Where Father of Christian Rock's Music Career Took Off

    Our cover story "Rock Angel: Garden Grove filmmaker David Di Sabatino is drawn to charismatic but damaged Christians. But nothing prepared him for Larry Norman" tells the story of the torture the director of Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher experienced making his follow-up documentar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    I Grew Up in Huntington

    All the great cities in America have great songs to go along with them; classic personifications that truly capture the city’s personality. New York City has "New York, New York" by Sinatra of course, Tony Bennett, with his brand of eternal class offered up "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Ther ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Extreme Projectiles

    Sounds of the Underground Summer 2007 Tour

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    LNG? WTF?

    Long Beach LNG-terminal developers ad campaign gets a chilly response

  • Food

    June 28, 2007

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Pricey (Get Over It) Sandwiches at Zon Baguettes

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Rohrabacher Comes Out Against Meetings

    The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans." A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>

  • Features

    April 20, 2006

    'I've Had So Much Fun With Cops'

    NOT showing at NBFF: Pray for Me: The Jason Jessee Movie

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2006

    A History Making Dick and Irvine's Pioneering Pigeons

    On Saturday, Dick Cheney assured himself a place in history by becoming only the second sitting vice president ever to gun down a man. While hunting quail at a ranch in Texas, Cheney shot Harry Whittington, another member of the hunting party, apparently mistaking the 78 year old attorney and big-mo ... More >>

  • Food

    March 24, 2005

    Banh Mi, Dont Be a Hero

    Trawling for the countys best Vietnamese sandwiches

  • Features

    February 5, 2004

    Would you please bite my ear?

    Why I hate strip clubs

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004
  • Columns

    November 14, 2002

    Writers on the Storm

    Flying around with the Bill Simon press corps

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    He Knows the Way to San Jose

    Newport councilman Gary Proctor lives in $820,000 home up north

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Group Therapy

    Airport foes share their pain online

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