A rehearsal space adjacent to the Burbank airport is almost as far away as a band can get from the rigors of the road. It's also miles away from the last big SoCal date we saw them play, strumming stoned eighth notes before a massive crowd at the Cali Roots festival in Monterey, with a sea of cute b ... More >>
Seven Lions, Flinch and Candyland Avalon Hollywood May 17th, 2013 An abundance of young dubstep/electro aficionados and the stench of cigarette smoke dominated at Avalon in Hollywood on Friday night as the Santa Barbara native Seven Lions (born Jeff Montalvo) unleashed a slew of original tracks and ... More >>
Armin Van Buuren The Palladium May 3, 2013 This weekend, the super-star DJ/producer Armin Van Buuren launched his highly anticipated tour for his new album Intense at the legendary Hollywood Palladium. Armin chose Los Angeles ,believe it or not, even after his famed "A State of Trance" radio show i ... More >>
Past the kitschy Chuck Norris photos and vintage roller skates, to the left of the 5-foot, papier-mâché sea monster, California Lions unleashed their first folky, surf-inspired songs. The location was the backroom of Seal Beach's surf and kind-finds shop, Canvas, for the band's late-February CD-re ... More >>
A Santa Ana artist who has created an institute dedicated to the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci has joined visions with a former Huntington Beach museum director opening a new exhibit on citizen space exploration "to dream, conceptualize and build the world of tomorrow." You can't see the fruits ... More >>
Today's arraignment of Cheyene Fuimaono for allegedly murdering his girlfriend's toddler son reminded me that I wanted to slap together a list of 10 Orange Countians who proved to be really bad boyfriends in 2012. Match.comming eHarmonizers take note of the results after the jump . . .
See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on Derek Henry Pinski's scheduled arraignment.See Update Nos. 1-2 on the charges against filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office and the family of slain Alexandra Joyce Tang speaking out.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 4, 9:31 A.M.: When Orange County fire ... More >>
So, the purple-and-gold carpool is complete: Kobe Bryant will drive from whichever Newport Coast estate his wife Vanessa is allowing him to stay in over to Dwight Howard's supposed Newport Coast estate, pick up the Lakers new superstar center and then cruise over to John Wayne Airport.They'll then b ... More >>
Not even a week after Denis Lyons pleaded guilty to being a child molester, another civil lawsuit has been filed against him and his longtime protector, the Catholic Diocese of Orange.The lawsuit was actually introduced into Orange County Superior Court in September but was just delivered to Lyon ... More >>
Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site m ... More >>
Bassist Chi Cheng of the Deftones was involved in a high-speed car accident in Santa Barbara in November 2008. Cheng, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was ejected from his vehicle and consequently fell into a coma. Now, three years and two months later, Cheng is finally s ... More >>
The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet
The Bakersfield band inject all their influences, from Nirvana to norteno, into their music
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe kid surfs better than you and everyone you know.The young man known as Brother continues to grow his legend. This past Saturday was just another awe-inspiring day in the life of San Clemente's Kolohe Andino. He won the Under-18 division of the Quiksilver USA Surf ... More >>
The only president that matters today...So today is Cinco de Mayo blah blah blah blah. But instead of offering you places to drinko, your humble scribe likes learnin' people stuff, you know, the more arcane the better. So what more-random topic than a quick overview of American presidents and the ... More >>
This week's collection of stuff posted from or about Orange County on the Interwebs includes a Duck call for Paul Kariya, an amazing Surf City aerial shot, the great Palm Springs vs. San Clemente debate, a slice of the 714 transformed into the 909, and what to expect from the rich white girl fro ... More >>
It happens just about every holiday season.You go to Christmas parties with friends, family and co-workers, and you overindulge in all sorts of festive food. Which is fine because we all do it. When the holiday season is finally over, however, the bathroom scale tells you you've gained a ton of w ... More >>
The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.
We previously reported Nadya Suleman hauled in $2,600 at her Saturday garage sale in La Habra.The same day, local law enforcement agencies collected prescription drugs voluntarily given up residents. If cops got a dollar for each pound of medicine they took in, they would have beat Octomom.
Welcome back to the next installment of our weekly feature that searches the darkest, scariest and orangiest corners of the Interwebs to find out what outsiders and insiders have to say about and from Orange County. Where Am I? So overblown by the talent of Disney Channel songstress Selena Go ... More >>
anasaldana@the creativeartsclinic.comLA's La Santa Cecilia is coming down to Santa Ana today for a benefit bailongo. The six-piece's cross-generational appeal brings its mesh of various Latin American musical genres to a community dance party at Taco Adobe. They're lending the OC their talents, ... More >>
Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook page (From left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth Krom in 2007.Orange Juice has raised some hackles over the past year by investigating/ writing/ speculating about the death of Noah Krom, the 22-year-old son of Irvine mayor and Democratic congressional candid ... More >>
The Dirty Heads announced their summer tour dates with Sublime with Rome, but because of logical deduction, we already knew that. What we didn't know is that they now (officially) have a No. 1 hit.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Your mami doesn't live here
[Mental Notes] Also, Sublime With Rome to Roam, Thom Yorke Makes Peace
UCI.orgAll's quiet in the center of campus at "second-tier" UC Irvine.Capitol Weekly reports about a radical proposal to spare the UC system major financial pain amid massive budget cuts: close three campuses.Don't worry: UC Irvine makes the cut. Barely.
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>
Deadly handsome man.Jason Bentley, pictured, hosted Metropolis on noted Santa Moniac-based public radio station KCRW for 16 years, before taking over on December 1 of last year as both music director and host of the long-running and beloved Morning Becomes Eclectic.He'll be DJing at, of all places, ... More >>
First off, an "Ahoy, matey!" with a cherry on top to "Nice try," who justifiably mocks my bleary-eyed muffing of the photo selection for Speaking of Abandoned Ships, Save the Queen [Mary] Can't Save Itself. I'm next to positive the correct barnacle collector is shown here. And I disagree with Nice t ... More >>
It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who opined that a new truth is better than an old celebrity-tinged news item, or at least he would have opined that had he lived in our celeb-obsessed times. So it is in that spirit these 15 Orange County brushes with famous folks in '08 are unveiled. 1) Newpo ... More >>
One California Day
The president of the Environmental Coalition for the Great Park shares some of her favorite things
Santa Monica's Heal the Bay has issued its 16th annual Beach Report Card, documenting the water quality at Southern California's beaches-- though "quality" may not be exactly the right word, since the report card lists SoCal's top ten beaches in terms of water pollution. This year, Los Angeles Count ... More >>
The Times seems a bit confused by Assemblyman Pedro Nava's recent condemnation of the Foothill-South toll road, and so might you be. On May 6 the Times told its readers that Nava (D-Santa Barbara) didn't think the road should be built, that he wanted $450,000 spent on a UC study of alternatives to ... More >>
Remembrance brings us the Persian Frank Sinatra and friends
Rich kids on LSD now old men who drink beer
Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day, and all he got was this lousy planet
Surfing the Ranch with Dana Brown and "Wingnut" Weaver
Hudson as indomitable heroine in Le Divorce
The artist whose vision unchained DeMille
The Girl ranks OCs least annoying beaches
How to write geriatric!
Not fitting in with Squab
Wait a minute: Thats us in Birks war between the Californias
Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears
Endangered trout may block toll road
And other perils of modern life