• Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Second Earthquake in Four Days Rattles Brea

    There was a magnitude 2.6 earthquake that shook Brea this morning that would not be worth mentioning were it not for this: There was a 3.0 shaker that hit Brea Thursday. Indeed, the earlier event seemed so minor at the time I did not bother posting on it. The shallow temblor (depth: 0.6 miles) was r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket or a Cosmic Ray Detector? UCI Says It's Both

    Physicists Daniel Whiteson of UC Irvine and Michael Mulhearn of UC Davis swear they are not--in the words of the late, great Frank Zappa--jiving us with their cosmik debris, claiming to have designed an app to turn the global network of smartphones into a planet-sized cosmic ray detector.

  • Food

    March 13, 2014
  • Film

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Last Shot: Surviving with Quicksand

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] What Happens On the Day Old Faithful Doesn't Explode?

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Santa Ana Set to Sizzle by Mid-Century, Says New Climate Change Report

    The realities of global warming have just become a lot more local. "Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region," released yesterday just as summer begins, is touted as the first study to make unique regional and city climate change predictions. The research findings by UCLA's Institute of the Env ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Yogurt May Give You Giant Testicles (If You're A Mouse)

    Now we know Mighty Mouse's snack of choice.  While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, scientists at MIT made a pretty awesome discovery. Male lab mice that were fed yogurt had bigger testicles than non-yogurt-eating mice.According to Scientific American, the mice were divided into two gr ... More >>

  • Film

    March 29, 2012

    Democracy Then, As Seen in 'The Island President'

    A portrait of recently ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    F. Sherwood Rowland, Professor/Pioneer/Earth's Savior, Passes Away at 84

    ​Nobel Prize-winning chemist and UC Irvine founding faculty member F. Sherwood Rowland arguably saved the world from a global catastrophe when he discovered that certain chemicals found in popular consumer products could destroy the earth's ozone layer. The pioneer passed away on Saturday in his C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    California Elementary Schools Are Not Teaching Science, Study Finds

    Bill Nye, where are you? ​​When it comes to science, you're probably smarter than a fifth grader.  Under intense pressure to increase English and math scores, California elementary schools are shoving out the subject almost entirely, a new study reports. Research from San Francisco-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Free St. Vincent Show in LA--Today!

    ​To celebrate the release of St. Vincent's much anticipated third album, Strange Mercy (4AD), the artist born to this world as Annie Clark will perform a free show at LA's Space 15 Twenty (across the street from Amoeba Music). If you buy the album at Amoeba, Fingerprints, Origami, Rhino, or V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Tyler the Creator Announces Free Odd Future Show (Well, Kinda)

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Tyler the Creator's new album, Goblin, is out today. To celebrate, the charismatic Odd Future frontman last night tweeted that you can get get a wristband to their show at the Troubadour tonight if you buy a copy of the album at Amoeba today.

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011


    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    The Show: As commonplace as punk music has become over the years, there's something incredibly esoteric about watching the genre's hardcore pioneers. Last  night as several bands from punk's early days celebrated Frontier Record's 30 year anniversary, group after group connected intensely with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Acapulco Gold Meet Toxic Black Mold

    ​Opponents of marijuana legalization are trotting out cops, physicians and driving-while-impaired stats in their bid to spook California voters before November's election.However, one buzzkiller has now produced the most damning pot pooh-poohing "evidence" of all:TOXIC BLACK MOLD!!!

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Non-Threatening, Non-Impressive Robot to Visit Long Beach

    HEY KIDS! It's TERRI! That's right! The mascot robot for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is coming to Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific on Nov. 14. As we all know, that's "Our Planet Day" at the Aquarium.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Meat Free Monday Goes Mainstream

    Of course, by 'mainstream' I mean that celebrities are now endorsing the campaign. Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney today launched a new website, Meat Free Monday, which encourages everyone to, yes, you guessed it, give up meat on Mondays. Other famous names weighing in include Kevin Spacey, Sheryl C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Why Women Can't Read Maps: a Theory of Evolution

    Research headed by UC Irvine science superstar Francisco Ayala that found the brains of the two sexes react differently to beauty also may help explain why women can't read maps and men can't see what's right under their noses.Ayala -- the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Fitness Hike

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

  • Food

    February 12, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    Meditation Workshop

    Bowers Museum

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Native Plant Hike

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Marine Land

    Dorothy Green: remembered Academics, government officials, business people and clean-water advocates have been meeting since Tuesday at the seventh annual Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference at the Westin Long Beach, and unless they all got swallowed up by the creatures they gawked at during free ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    More woes for toll lovers

    Apparently building a six lane, 16 mile long toll road right down the middle of an environmentally protected state park would break some hippy-dippy law from way back in the 70s, according to the eco-nazis at the California Coastal Commission via the Los Angeles Times. The commission released a 23 ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Recording company founder

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Flipper Rules OK

    Scientists testing/messing with dolphins at Disney EPCOT have taught them to sing the Batman theme song: "The dolphin was reinforced for producing a specific rhythm to a specific object," says Harley. "For example, when we presented him with a Batman doll, he received a fish for producing a specif ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Mostly, No

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Ladies and gentlemen, the propositions!

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Real Gene-ius

    A conversation with OCs most elusive expert on race mixing

  • Columns

    July 27, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Is It Hot in Here: A week among Republicans

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    At the Movies

    After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>

  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Monkey Love

    Intimacy on the primate family tree

  • Music

    November 25, 2004
  • News

    October 14, 2004

    One Person, More Than One Vote

    UC Irvine math professor counts on fairer elections

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Snorting Coke Off a Hanson Kids Butt Cheek

    And even more fun with the Unicorns

  • Columns

    April 22, 2004

    Earth Daddy

    Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day, and all he got was this lousy planet

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    The Ecstasy Factor

    Bad science slandered a generations favorite drug. A new study aims to undo the damage.

  • Columns

    July 10, 2003

    More Backyard Trash Fires!

    And the Beatles vs. the beetles

  • Features

    November 21, 2002

    The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Against Mike Davis

    UC Irvine history prof Mike Davis cant write a damn thing without the nuts going nuts. This time, the controversys over an obscure reference to Winston Churchill.

  • Columns

    August 29, 2002

    Design Matters

    You can sit on irony, but its hard and unyielding

  • News

    April 18, 2002
  • Columns

    April 18, 2002
  • Columns

    August 2, 2001

    A Nation of Consumers

    From global foolishness to microimperialism, the rich own you. And you like it that way

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Alternative Groove

    Study shows sun, wind, geothermal power would solve 'crisis'

  • Film

    November 23, 2000

    Total Rehash

    Cloning Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    The Bad Old Days

    If we knew then what we know now, theres a chance Brea Olinda High School would not exist

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    The Death Ray

    Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
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