There's something in the water. I see dead people. No, these were not plucked from old movie posers but the cities of Irvine and Newport Beach, where two people killed themselves in or near bodies of water this week and a third tried to do the same recently.
Walk into the chain clothing store Forever 21 and you'll see mannequins sporting faded, high-waisted denim, a Nirvana t-shirt and a red lumberjack flannel tied around the waist. In vintage stores, old Pearl Jam shirts and grungy looking pants that are actually from the 90's are being sold for big bu ... More >>
On Aug. 27, about 20 runners with Latin American indigenous group Peace and Dignity Journeys made their way from Long Beach to the La Colonia neighborhood in Anaheim, making a brief stop on the Anna Drive where the police shooting of Manuel Diaz set off several days of civil unrest through ... More >>
Telling you there will be a screening of The Lost Boys on a big screen in Orange County should be enough to make you say, "I'm in," but there is an even greater enticement.You can see The Lost Boys on a big drive-in movie screen surrounded by the beautiful environs of Oak Canyon Ranch.Just make sure ... More >>
The U.S. Open of Surfing winners have been crowned, the hundreds and thousands of oglers have left Huntington Beach and those who, as one wag put it, "painted their bodies with dirty messages and phone numbers to do dirty things" have showered. One hopes. But a lasting image to go with surfers, wav ... More >>
[Locals Only] Long Beach singer/songwriter will tour the West Coast . . . on a bicycle
It seems as if our featured music story on the Growlers this week is one of presentiment. Writer Chris Ziegler's feature begins with how the Long Beach via Costa Mesa goth-surf band has, one show into their winter tour, "already drawn blood," with lead singer Brooks Nielsen saying, "things ... More >>
Signatures can be collected for a state voter initiative that would effectively shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.California's only other operating nuclear power plant in Diablo Canyon would also be mothballed should such a measure pass.Ben Davis Jr., the Santa Cruz activist who fo ... More >>
In our story previewing his appearance at the OC Fair last month, Nick 13, psychobilly trio Tiger Army's frontman, was hesitant to say whether they were going to push through with their annual Octoberflame (their fourth, and also their 15th anniversary) due to the demands of recording a new album ... More >>
It's just as epic as it sounds. This video comes from Mobo Sushi in Santa Cruz. Gotta love the bow at the end. (Via The Daily What)Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook!
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe bigger and more creative the air, the better.UPDATE, MAY 12, 2:33 P.M.: "Who can whistle real loud," Skip Snead asked the small crowd on the beach. The first heat of the Airshow was about to end and he didn't have an air-horn.The Ghetto Juice Airshow presented by Sanu ... More >>
Rush hourThe country's economic woes have reportedly extended to Orange County's toll roads, where ridership is down as once-paying drivers opt to ply the public lanes and apply the savings to offset rising gasoline prices.The agencies that operate the toll roads have responded with raffles and d ... More >>
One-upping adult chocolate milk and whipped cream is a new line of "soda pot"--that is, marijuana-laced soda.Because, really, who has time to make brownies these days? Diavolo Brands, a marketing company based in Soquel, California, will roll out the beverages at medical-marijuana dispensaries in ... More >>
Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride
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.
(Alt-pop four-piece the New Limb went on tour for the first time EVER this week, so they're sending Heard Mentality missives from the road. They're going to take turns guest blogging; first up is lead singer/guitarist Joey Chavez about Santa Cruz and San Francisco--Ed.)These past two days have be ... More >>
A Long Beach couple could do five years in federal prison for aggressively protesting animal research at UC schools up north
What the freak is happening off our beautiful, sin-kissed coast?There was the giant squid invasion this past winter. There was the rare sighting of Orcas earlier this week (with a giant halibut thrown into the cioppino for good measure). And there's the constant threat by that sea monster the egg ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Killingtons still good, Aushua come to senses and change name, Factory Records opens
Local boys Thrice canceled its tour with co-headliners Manchester Orchestra and O'Brother because of a family emergency, which means no shows from now through May 9. Photography by Fever Dragon
Santa Cruz's the Expendables, purveyors of jammy, third-wave ska kick off their national winter tour with a gig in nearby Anaheim. Pack the bowl and don't forget the hacky sack for the pre-show party, brah.The Expendables w/Passafire/Pour Habit/Roots Down Below, January 7, House of Blues, Anaheim, ... More >>
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.
Newport Harbor High School's surf team has a chance to be crowned the national champion as it competes in the Red Bull Riders Cup National Championship this weekend at Upper Trestles at San Onofre State Beach south of San Clemente. Harbor High's Sailors, who were the Orange County Reg ... More >>
Photo by Tim Harvey You might have seen Elliott Almond on his board in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or San Onofre. Here he sits on a mini-mal at Ocean Beach, San Francisco.Today's OC Weekly Summer Guide features a Q&A with Elliott Almond, who spent several years covering surfing and ot ... More >>
The U.S. Open of Surfing might bring obnoxious swarms of people to Huntington Beach every summer, but it also brings the world's best surfers, BMXers, skaters and motocross riders to town. The event spans over nine days which includes surf competitions for men, women, juniors and long boarders. The ... More >>
Movie of the Week: New Year Baby
Movie of the Week: The Power of Nightmares
Movie of the Week: The 400 Blows
Movie of the Week: The Wild Bunch
Surf City Nights
Movie of the week: The Killers
Movie of the Week: The Graduate
Movie of the Week: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Movie of the Week: The Searchers
Movie of the Week: Bullitt
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