San Jose

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Morrissey Got Tackled In San Jose Last Night, Lights Out For Observatory Show?

    There were some lights that definitely went out at the Morrissey show up in San Jose last night. Unfortunately, they belonged Morrissey. The 54 year-old singer was tackled mercilessly by a fan (or three?) on stage at the City National Civic.  Two songs into the second encore, any security guard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Tuesday, April 1 School Boy Q The Observatory Remember when Kendrick Lamar played the Glass House? And Kanye played the Galaxy? Maybe you should make it a point to go see Top Dawg/Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q--with ferocious Long B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    California Marijuana Control & Legalization Act Officially Filed For N

    Shortly after 4:20 p.m.--when else would it be, haha--last Friday, Oct. 11, California's first open-sourced ballot initiative officially filed its paperwork for the November 2014 electoral ballot. In other words, despite the lack of leadership by state lawmakers, we're officially one step closer to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Marilyn Kay Edge, Mom Who Allegedly Killed Her Two Kids, Has Arraignment Delayed

    See Update No. 3 on Page 2 about arraignment being delayed and Marilyn Kay Edge being held without bail and on suicide watch. Update No. 2 on the next page is about the two children having been due back to their father when they died. Update No. 1 is on the charges against Ms. Edge. ORIGINAL POST, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Secret Service Nabbed Artist Who Used Craigslist For Job Scams Gets Punished

    A gifted Southern California artist who participated in a multi-year con game that used Craigslist and newspaper ads to entice victims to send deposits for imaginary jobs and to rent imaginary vacation properties found himself on the good side of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter this month. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Irvine is the 10th Most "Saintly" City in U.S. But Long Beach is at No. 8 and NYC is No. 1 (!?!)

    Irvine is among the most "saintly" cities in the U.S. but Long Beach is even more so, according to a real estate blog that famously put out a list of America's 10 most sinful cities last month--that had most of those named located in the supposedly Bible-thumping Midwest. Pollsters explain how urba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, July 1 Tashaki Miyaki The Constellation Room To call La Luz's take on 1960s surf rock 'infectious' would be an understatement. Truly their sound, which features dreamy vocal harmonies reminiscent of girl group wonders The Shirelles, is a bubbly reincarnation, but no less swoon-worthy. Haili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Wahoo's Expands Menu: Meet The Citrus Slaw Taco

    "So what's new about these?" said our friend as the food came out. After 24 years of consistency with tacos, bowls and burritos, we were at Wahoo's inside Fashion Island having a beer (thank you, full bar), waiting for dinner. Turns out 2013 would be more than a silver anniversary for a quick-servic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Irvine City Employees Doing Just Fine, Thanks!

    For those disenchanted by reports of continued high unemployment, sequestration and the devaluation of your hard earned dollars, take heart, apparently it's not all doom and gloom. According to a study conducted by the California Public Policy Center (CPPC), we in the media haven't been entirely vig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 10-1

    See also:*The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 20-11*The 20 Greatest Songs of Vicente Fernández: The Complete List*Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!*The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Skateboarders That Became Musicians

    Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Blowing Smoke: OC Weekly's Top Ten Marijuana Stories of 2012

    2012 was a busy year for marijuana. It began with what looked like the beginning of the end of the medical marijuana industry in California and ended with the legalization of recreational weed in both Colorado and Washington State. Looking back through the posts in Navel Gazing's Cannabis Chron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Oakland Pot Dispensary Ruling Could Curtail Federal Crackdown

    Anybody notice that ever since Obama was re-elected, all's been quiet on the federal marijuana crackdown front?Maybe all those conspiracy theorists who claimed that Obama would move to legalize marijuana during his second term, or at least back away from the crackdown his administration launched in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Coopy Boyer Accused of Posing as Model Photographer to Snare Teen Girls

    I'd heard that a photographer had been arrested for sending sexy texts to two teen girls he'd met on the street and asked to model for him, but I resisted writing about it.Then I saw his smirky police mugshot at right, and I resisted writing about it.But, goddamn, when I learned his name is Coopy Bo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    Junior Watson Gets High on Jump Blues

    The Founding Member of the Mighty Flyers continues to sail toward cult status

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Braid - Glass House - 8/17/12

    See Also:*Post-hardcore band Braid Shout Down Obstacles to Come Out of Retirement* How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score* Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy MoveBraidThe Glass House 8/17/12Friday night saw the freshly-reunited 90's po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    FBI Busted SoCal Cocaine Dealer Gets A Huge Break

    Because Miguel Angel Dominguez didn't use violence and quickly admitted his role in a Mexico-California-Washington cocaine distribution network cracked by FBI surveillance teams monitoring cells phones, federal prosecutors were willing to chop five months off a proposed 46-month prison sentence. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen Announces SoCal Date; Eight Potential Guests To Join Him Onstage

    ​Though there have been rumblings for some time, Bruce Springsteen and what's left of the E Street Band will be returning to Southern California for the first time since 2009's Working on A Dream tour. Springsteen will be playing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on April 26 with tickets to go on-sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Seal Beach Massacre Tied to Grief Over Issues Like Global Warming

    ​A Global Warming is Real contributor has drawn a connection between the grief people feel over environmental issues and the Seal Beach hair salon massacre. Carlyle Carsh puts that head-scratching theory forward in her weekly Musings of a Malcontent column titled "Put Down the Gun and Breathe."

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Approved Redistricting Maps Favor California Democrats, Help OC Dems, Too

    ​Well, things are looking up for California Democrats. The latest round of congressional and state legislative redistricting maps, which the California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved this morning, favor Democrats--at least according to a couple of different news sources. In h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011

    The Mumlers

    Commonwealth Lounge

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Little Saigon Bids Farewell to a Beloved Troubadour

    Grace LeTue Tri Nguyen (Laguna Niguel) and Nhan Vo (Virginia)​Yesterday, Little Saigon was struck by the abrupt passing of a generational icon. An illustrious composer and prominent player in Vietnamese-American media, Quang Duc Nguyen died early Sunday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Washington Post Thinks Higher-End Pho Is a Revelation--HAHAHAHA!

    Photo by Das Ubergeek​What is it about the national media that gets Vietnamese-food trends laughably late and wrong? If it's not The New York Times "discovering" Sriracha and bánh mì, it's the Washington Post devoting way too many words to some D.C.-area chefs who, as the headline puts it, "put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Five OC Restaurants and Trends that Should be at the New John Wayne Airport Terminal

    Flickr user b r e n t​There's a bit of a controversy brewing over two proposals vying to get the food concession contract at John Wayne Airport as it prepares to open its latest terminal next year. One, HMS Host International, has the current contract and proposes to change up the offerings to ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Prop 8 Overturned

    ​UPDATE: More details on tonight's celebratory rally (see end of post) . . .In a landmark case, Proposition 8, the 2008 California voter initiative that outlawed gay marriage, was overturned. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco ruled that the voter initiative is unconstitution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Ride Michael Jackson In Sacramento

    Flickr user InkyhackThe Balloon Samba in San Jose last year​Still not over the King of Pop's passing? Maybe you can pay tribute by riding amusement rides from Neverland Ranch--only seven hours away in Sacramento's California State Fair. The State Fair's carnival will feature four rides purchased ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​This one is worthy of The Smoking Gun. Simply put: if you're driving a stolen vehicle, DO NOT GO THROUGH DRIVE-THRU.

  • Music

    April 29, 2010


    In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this is your Mexican regional music on drugs

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    March 18, 2010
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    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Remembering Janice Lowry Gothold

    Few local artists provoked as much outpouring of good vibes as Janice Lowry Gothold, whom God called to her reward Sept. 20. The woman, a continual presence in our pages and Best of OC 2007 winner for Visual Art, was a walking smile, a gal with so much talent that the Smithsonian has her personal jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2009

    Miley Cyrus in Anaheim Tomorrow, Next Stop...Hell?

    Miley Cyrus is really popular. Hit songs, hit movie, hit TV shows, she even "wrote" a "book." But not everyone is quite so enthralled with the teen pop star/country singer/actress/author/maker of somewhat questionable career decisions. Like these folks, who protested outside her show in San Jose on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Videos come back to MTV

    Well, kinda...For those who can stay up late, MTV has announced a novel concept called AMTV. The show, which airs from 3-9 a.m. Monday through Thursday, does nothing but air music videos for six hours. Call me crazy, but this might be the start of something new. I mean, I could even see this expandi ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Indie Vs. Major: Who's Got the Flavor

    Urban music in 2006 was typified by what it wasnt as much as what it was

  • Culture

    September 14, 2006

    All Hands On Deck

    Sea Wolfs piratical wear is having the best year ever

  • Food

    July 13, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    To Soar On

    Ray Barbee and his mild guitar

  • News

    April 28, 2005
  • Unknown

    December 16, 2004
  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Columns

    May 8, 2003
  • Music

    August 29, 2002
  • Food

    June 13, 2002

    Mmmmmm, Subjugation

    Banh mi and tortas: The French connection

  • Columns

    February 21, 2002

    Waiting for Spitzer

    Republicans dance like lesbians at convention in San Jose!

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Wide Open Spaces

    Fletcher Harrington knows gunslingers and whores

  • Columns

    July 19, 2001
  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Sequelitis Hits Gaming!

    Are megamergers healthy for the industry?

  • Columns

    February 25, 1999
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