On June 6, Chef Rick Bayless received from the Mexican government the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Insignia class (lower ranking reserved for non-royals and non-politicians) for his work in promoting Mexican cuisine in general, and Mexican haute cuisine, specifically, in his PBS television series Mexic ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.
That's Carl's Jr.'s new commercial for Kate Upton's boobs the Southwest Patty Melt, an 890 calo ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 29, 8:30 A.M.: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations' Thursday denied the paroles of Gilbert Lovato and Robert Eugene Williams, who were convicted of execution-style murders and other crimes in Orange County during the 1970s.Lovato, 53, will next be eligible fo ... More >>
Last week, I reported on how the Oxford English
Dictionary had just included "banh mi" into its august publication, a
wonderful, surprising development. Also in the mix was "taquito," and
that entry just pissed me off.
Oh, I was happy that rolled, fried tacos finally received their due--but
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In 1990, then-Diocese of Boise, currently Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod
D. Brown drafted a letter of recommendation on behalf of Father Ruben Idalio Garcia so that the former Boise priest could officially join the Archdiocese of Tijuana. "I am happy
to recommend Fr Garcia for service" in Tijuana ... More >>
I get two kinds of reactions whenever I state Orange County is the Mexican-hating capital of America: knowing nods or protestations saying another domain is worse. Never any debate, though, about the Mexican-hating essence of us. I make the case for this dishonor in my book, and I keep digging up mo ... More >>