It was 7:30 on a Saturday night. I was in a line of people that stretched from Sears to the Carousel Court--spanning an entire wing of South Coast Plaza. From one end to the other, it would be a two-and-a-half-hour wait. But this was only half of it. At 4:30 p.m., I was in another line to put my nam ... More >>
I headed out to lunch yesterday fully prepared to stand in line for three hours so I could get my hands on some soup dumplings at Orange County's newest DTF. I had my notebook ready and everything, and I as I walked towards the storefront (it's by Sears, just so guys know), I was already making not ... More >>
If your electric car comes with a portable plug, you can charge it up at home. More charging stations are also coming on line up and down the state. But here in Orange County, we love to shop. No sweat if you take to the aisles at four OC shopping malls.
[Trendzilla] Sharon Fain and KC Sears want to acknowledge crafters with their own awards ceremony
Oh, yes. Din Tai Fung, purveyor of the famed Shanghai-style xiao long bao soup dumplings that burst in your mouth upon consumption, is coming to South Coast Plaza. Arcadia's Best reports that the 8,000 square-foot restaurant won't be here until April 2014. Sigh. Still, SCP sounds like an ideal spo ... More >>
This photograph of retired stacked-up Pacific Electric "red cars" makes me sad, as it should you, especially if you are a native Southern Californian. Yet its arrangement offers a kind of visual poetry, so much resembling the mission of Peggy Hesketh's debut novel Telling the Bees and at the s ... More >>
You've got two ways to get your BBQ on this weekend. Fountain Valley hosts their second annual rib burn, and Westminster holds their inaugural sanctioned barbecue competition. At either event, you'll have a chance to walk among the cooks and sample their smoked meats. The real-deal contest at the W ... More >>
South County parents are opting out of the CDC schedule altogether
Cults Lamb & Flag, Brea MallMarch 25, 2012New York hipster band Cults has been super busy these past several months. I first checked them out when they played FYF last September. Last week they toured through Los Angeles playing shows at the Glasshouse and the Music Box at the Fonda. And thou ... More >>
The next speaker geeking up UC Irvine's Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds this evening is a renaissance man when it comes to gaming, Internet start-ups, mobile platforms, online reality television and using casual games to reduce memory loss. He's Brent Bushnell, the engineer and entre ... More >>
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Anyone missing a yellow python snake?Police received a call around 12:30 p.m. today of a 6 footer underneath a Ford Focus in the Sears parking lot at Buena Park Mall?What was he doing there? Slithering.
[Trendzilla] American Apparel hits a new low with selling Asian culture
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyUPDATE, JULY 7, 1:06 P.M.: For a second time, Facilities Management West's hope to purchase the Orange County Fairgrounds has been shot down. On Tuesday, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied its request to reconsider last months decision to halt the sale. The appe ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyUPDATE, JUNE 29, 10:02 A.M.: Facilities Management West has filed a petition appealing the ruling by the court, asking the justices to reconsider their decision. FMW is claiming that the errors made (details in the Original Post below) by the Department of General Service ... More >>
One Lou CorreaThe many, many, many laws cranked out of Sacramento every year usually come from constituents (one hopes), lobbyists (more likely) and the winds of change blowing off the Delta (likeliest of all).However, there are instances where a legislator's own experiences shape legislation. Ta ... More >>
A weekend call from Orange County routed through a Sears call center in Florida came from an 80-year-old man who made a comment about blowing up the department store at Laguna Hills mall, according to authorities."He thought he was getting the runaround," an Orange County sheriff's official repor ... More >>
Dave LiebermanOld Towne Orange, were you feeling left out? While Irvine boasts at least three farmers markets occurring throughout the week, the City of Orange has, to my knowledge, only one. That gathering is held on Thursday afternoons at the 1500 E. Village Way between Katella & Linc ... More >>
Bring your wallet, not your macheteA 19-year-old plumber with blond hair and blue eyes is sitting in Orange County Jail this morning after police say he used a 25-inch machete to attack a man Sunday night in the parking lot of Orange County's most internationally acclaimed shopping center: South ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The fast-fashion giant is coming to a mall near you
ProfessorSalt.comIt's all about that edge Turkey carving time is right around the corner, and now is the time to get your dull carving knives sharpened. A dull knife is a dangerous knife because you have to apply more downward pressure to get it to slice, rather than the effortless glide you'll ... More >>
Janet Wilson blogged here in September and did whatever it is they call it when something that had been blogged later appears in print here in November about Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren's "gift" to Orange County of 20,000 acres of rugged wild lands at the county's eastern edge.At first leery ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The new Metro Pointe location is your designer bargain-hunting destination
Well-respected men about town open for and back Ray Davies, collectively pinch selves
Be more jolly!Gustavo blogged about California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe forwarding to her knuckle-dragging followers an article critical of Best Buy's all inclusive Thanksgiving greeting including a happy Eid Al-Adha wish to Muslims, which naturally forced Babs to conclud ... More >>
Apparently there were 500 of them, a swarm of janitors in purple and yellow t-shirts making their way around the sprawling headache known lovingly as South Coast Plaza. They were scheduled to gather at noon on the corner of Sunflower and Bristol and then march to some undisclosed location and hold a ... More >>
An agnostic sifts through tons of bad holiday music to find a few aural Xmas treats
Feb. 21-Feb. 27
One man has four girlfriends and eight children, all of whom live in separate houses within four miles of each other. In Utah? No, Irvine
The Spinto Band
'Im over 40 and I look pretty damn good. Ill dress the way I want to. Bite me.'
Dumb Angel magazines new issue follows surf culture to Newport Beach
Under 97 years of paint, this two-story Edwardian is the king of crown molding
The Mae Shi: Fist or five?
Cafe Pascal supports the war effort
The works of Leo Fender
Look, Ma! I'm Dian Fossey!
James Drakes conversations speak silently
Re-creating European cities
Behind the cams at Voyeur Dorm
Coward gets the brave updating he needed
Coward gets the brave updating he needed
Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'