Eric Rachmany and his Santa Barbara outfit thrive on balance and groove in more ways than one
OC Weekly hereby calls bullshit on Estately.com (beats the hell out of us who that is also) for a glaring omission on its list of "The 18 Best U.S. Cities for Bros." Oxford, Mississippi? New Haven, Connecticut? Los The Fuck Angeles? For gosh sakes: Surf City INVENTED bros.Bro.
When UC Irvine men's volleyball team was ranked No. 1 nationally in a preseason coaches poll, the campus sports information office noted that honor in a preseason poll was a first for the team, which was ranked second in the country each of the past three years.That's quite an achievement--well ... More >>
The English EDM wunderkind prefers irie vibes over industrial aggression
The Habit Burger Grill, the slowly expanding Santa Barbara-based burger empire nipping at the heels of In-N-Out and Five Guys, has just opened in Huntington Beach, its sixth restaurant in Orange County. And now reader Mike has just noticed that it will also be taking over the Burger King at the corn ... More >>
But will he break out the bird calls at the Observatory?
[Locals Only] Long Beach singer/songwriter will tour the West Coast . . . on a bicycle
"My people are being killed, my people are being oppressed, I'm going to do everything I can do to stop this. I'm not going to follow a form of protest that fits the status quo that allows my people to be oppressed." --Taher Herzallah, one of the so-called "Irvine 11," speaking at UC Santa Bar ... 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 >>
Can the enfant terrible's harsh words and crisp moves reform the corporatized surf scene dominated by Orange County's action-sports industry?
It's fair to say there are probably quite a few pissed-off potheads in Huntington Beach.Why? Well, because a ton -- 2,600 pounds, to be exact -- of fresh Mexican weed will never make into their pipes.On Nov. 12, law enforcement officials found a boat filled with about $1 million worth of weed alo ... More >>
Earlier this year, Freebirds World Burritos opened its first location in Orange. In case you haven't heard about this Santa Barbara-by-way-of-Texas chain, it competes in a very specific niche of the fresh-Mex quick-serve restaurant industry against Chipotle Mexican Grill: the sort-of-naturally r ... More >>
A huge column of smoke rises from a charcoal grill set into a counter; the air fills with the scent of beef grilling and the sound of fat spattering onto the fire below. It takes just a minute or two, and I'm fascinated. My rapt gaze is lost on the taquero, for whom this is not new. He hacks the ... More >>
Dave LiebermanVentura County produces more lemons than any other county in the United States. A drive inland along Highway 150 from Santa Barbara to Santa Paula goes past thousands of acres of lemon trees, but limoncello, the lemon liqueur that's on every bar shelf in Italy, was never produced lo ... More >>
Before shock and awe, there was just give peace a chance. The call for a surge in Iraq drew a push-back from MoveOn.orgers. Doves bristle at endless warfare.Ah, the good old days. Now, down is up, Simon Cowell is Jennifer Lopez, and hawks who once warned "You-break-it, you-fix-it" are talking pul ... More >>
In 2009, a former student at Sst. Simon and Jude in Huntington Beach filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court alleging he suffered molestations at the grubby hands of priests Gus Krumm (at right) and Alexander Manville. Krumm, of course, is a confirmed pedo-priest whom the Diocese of Orang ... More >>
Went to write this week's collection of things written about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs, and an episode of Entertainment Tonight broke out. The following batch includes celebrities and TV characters crossing our real estate before ending with La Habra's very own tabloid queen.
I wasn't too kind to the Habit, the Santa Barbara-area burger icon, when they arrived to Orange County earlier this year. I still think their burgers are overpriced, given their small size--but the flavor is spot-on.Last night, I took a group of students from my class at Cal State Fullerton to ea ... More >>
An election monitor has been appointed for the People's Republic of Orange County. No, Jimmy Carter isn't coming Tuesday. Assistant United States Attorney Dennis Mitchell, as he has done before, will serve as the District Election Officer for the Central District of California, which includ ... More >>
So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer. This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>
www.harmonyfestival.comI've been to music festivals in Southern California, in the Midwest, Northern California and the East Coast, but I had an epiphany at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa (about an hour north of San Francisco) last weekend. There, I realized that for some reason, NorCal mu ... More >>
AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter BrouilletThis year's AVP Nivea Tour Huntington Beach Open kicks off Friday, and since there's no better way to start the summer than enjoying the sun and sand of Surf City while watching mostly 6-foot-tall women slam leather-bound balls at each other at high velocities, the $ ... 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.
[Mental Notes] Also: Re-liking the Like, running with Letterman, and much love for Avi Buffalo
The troupe find some laughs, thanks to the Real Housewives and Mike Carona, but not much else
Living in California and drinking locally, alcohol-wise, is by no means difficult. From the world-famous wine regions in Northern California to the craft beer Mecca of San Diego County and a few other noteworthy sources of wine, beer and booze (SF's Anchor Distilling makes thoroughly interesting and ... More >>
http://connextions.files.wordpress.comStick a Fork In It seems to have hit the ground running this new year and here are the stories to prove it.Dave has been a particular busy guy. This week he gives us an introduction to eating out--Korean style and shares some hilarious quips in response to th ... More >>
Ever since forming in Santa Barbara a decade ago, Sugarcult has issued the kind of smart power pop that never really goes out of style. The band became stars of the modern rock scene while playing the main stage of Warped Tour in 2004. Green Day then chose Sugarcult to be the opening act for ... More >>
Is September 12 still summer? Sure, technically, it's before the autumnal equinox, so I guess it's fair play. That's the day the Orange County Performing Arts Center will host the Summer Nights Dance Party, featuring KCRW DJs Jason Bentley (pictured, the host of Morning Becomes Eclectic and the s ... More >>
If you want to fight for the side of truth and justice, join members of SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) this Sunday around 8:30 in the morn as they distribute fliers outside Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach. They'll alert parishioners about what Diocese of ... More >>
KCRW music director Jason Bentley and I chatted for so long, that I was left with little choice but to split the Q&A into two parts. Part one is here, and enjoy, if you will, part the second, where we talk about upcoming Morning Becomes Eclectic guests, the Stars of Santa Barbara benefit event a ... More >>
Noah KromWe told you yesterday about the tragic death of 22-year-old Noah Krom, the eldest son of Irvine's Solly Krom and City Councilwoman and announced congressional candidate Beth Krom. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's investigators are now trying to piece together the events that took& ... More >>
Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook pageThe Kroms in 2007 (from left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth.The Weekly, which has taken jabs over the years at a certain Irvine city councilwoman and announced congressional candidate, expresses its deepest condolences to Beth and Solly Krom, who are mourn ... More >>
Review by Marco Villalobos Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Irvine Barclay Theatre / Cheng Hall Febuary 13, 2008 Better Than: Heidi Klum giving a goodbye hug to some soon-forgotten designer on a fresh Wednesday night episode of Project Runway. Download: Clips from the documentary or some tunes. ... More >>
Don't worry about the Transportation Corridor Agencies getting their lawsuits moved to federal court. Federal regulations may be less stringent than any state restrictions, but it's not all bad news. Today the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 met to discuss, among other matters, a staff reso ... More >>
Seeking low wages and lax environmental laws, OC boardmakers reluctantly find themselves in Asia
Candy sets the summer on fire
Not trash, not ridicule, but clearly DeBris
Apathy is sooo 1990s
Re-creating the Old World
Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!
Old flames, penis sheaths and Apaches lifting my dress