• Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Homeless Take a Whack at Manuel Ramos on New Adolescents Album Cover!

    The Adolescents are at it again. The iconic punk band formed in Fullerton decades ago is still angry about the Kelly Thomas beating death by city police in 2011. With a new album scheduled for release this summer, they're letting you know with a provocative album cover. The devil-horned piñata head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    NBFF Recommendation of the Day: A Street in Palermo

    The actors in A Street in Palermo (Via Castellana Bandiera) give such natural performances, you'll think you're watching a documentary tonight at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Lonnie Loren Kocontes Escaped Feds' Grip for Ex-Wife's Murder But Not OC Authorities'

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's office sent out press releases and OCDA Chief of Staff Susan Schroeder appeared in front of television news cameras Saturday with the stunning revelation a former Mission Viejo attorney had been arrested and charged with strangling his e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    On The Line: Stefano Procaccini Of La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana, Part Two

    Eight years ago, La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana started out as a modest space.  Then the businesses on either side of them closed, and they gained a duo of dining areas, a dessert station and wood-burning pizza oven. Their pasta is simply made 'at the moment' with fresh ingredients, like how th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    The Ultimate Foodie Tour: South Italy With Old Vine Cafe's Mark McDonald

    Start saving up those vacation days now. Mark McDonald, chef and co-owner of Costa Mesa's Old Vine Cafe (a SaFII favorite!), doesn't just want to teach his customers about the food of South Italy--he wants them to experience it firsthand. In South Italy. He's teaming up with the Italian Culinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Forget Jersey Shore, it's All About Sebastian Maniscalco

    ​Some might say that Sebastian Maniscalco was given his break on the Wild West Comedy Show, but in reality, he's been in this game bringing the laughs for a while. From stand-up on George Lopez to corresponding for Jay Leno and a Comedy Central special, you could say Sebastian has staying power, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Was James "Whitey" Bulger an Active Senior in Orange County Before His Capture?

    ​Before James "Whitey" Bulger was captured in Santa Monica Wednesday night, the 81-year-old South Boston mobster may have spent some of his 16 years on the run in Orange County.Before last night, the only FBI-acknowledged, California sightings of Bulger and his companion Catherine Greig, 60, were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    #19. Sausage at Sabatino's

    Dave LiebermanJust opening the package will suffuse your senses with the smell of porky perfection.​You'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC ... More >>

  • Food

    August 12, 2010

    The Feast Days of Summer

    And Winter and Fall and Spring! Where to eat, drink and be merry during the most important holidays

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Ugo Allesina of Prego, Part One

    Kimberly Valenzuela​Of all the Los Angeles-area airports, John Wayne has the best food within easy striking distance. The traffic at LAX prevents people from eating nearby; Burbank's airport is in an absolute desert of food, and Ontario is even worse. Long Beach has some good options, but if you'r ... More >>

  • Food

    October 14, 2004
  • Food

    August 12, 2004

    Politics-Free Zone

    Anaheim officials, please stay away from Yves Bistro. Everyone else, eat on!

  • Food

    January 11, 2001

    True Believers

    Our encounter with authentic Sicilian