Six-year-old girl skateboarders, a boy and his worm, a guy who won't dance, an accountant who loves a seagull and the real-life unique folks who populate Silverado Canyon are among the subjects of films and music videos rolling at the third annual Silverado Film Festival the night of Sept. 27. The ... More >>
The Silverado fire has has not grown overnight after growing yesterday afternoon from 100 acres to 1500 acres. The fire, which started at about 10:30 a.m. in someone's backyard, according to the OCFA, is currently 10 percent contained.
A 100-acre brush fire broke out in Silverado Canyon late this morning. State and county firefighters are working to contain the flames with the assistance of the U.S. Forest Service, which has jurisdiction over the Cleveland National Forest. According to CBS, the fire was reported around 10:50 a.m. ... More >>
The Norbertine fathers are making rapid progress on their new abbey along Silverado Canyon Road. For some canyon lovers, the end is nigh, but that won't stop others' efforts to halt the construction. A peaceful protest will be held at the new abbey development site Friday to make sure the fathers kn ... More >>
Modjeska, Silverado and Trabuco: Come on up!
What's with priests in the canyon wanting to cut down trees and kill wildlife? Isn't that like, a part of God's natural kingdom, and stuff? According to activists in Silverado Canyon, The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey don't seem to think so. Last month, St. Michael's chopped down a who ... More >>
As our Film page story indicates, not all selections in the second annual Silverado Film Festival could be mentioned due to the print edition deadline (and, come to think of it, space contraints). That's because the submission deadline was only last Friday and the festival runs 6-10 p.m. tonight th ... More >>
Hello food round-up readers, I've missed you so. Our Mexican-in-Chief returns to us next week so you can look forward to more of his usual rabble-rousing on the food blog again. Until then, let's take a look at this past week... Edwin visited H20 Sushi & Izakaya at The Triangle in Costa Mesa, and i ... More >>
It's time again for our annual Decadence bash. It marks the release of our glossy DISH magazine that profiles some of the best restaurants in the county, and lets you try them out at a big, fancy party. Once you've bought your ticket, you're free to roam around and sample tastings from over 45 resta ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on attempted murder no longer being among the charges Tyler Maxwell Tennigkeit is facing. Update No. 1 on the next page identifies the 22-year-old held for Wednesday's Silverado shooting.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 24, 1:54 P.M.: Reports of gunfire near an equestrian ... More >>
We can't think of many better ways to kick off summer than with a tasting glass, free-flowing craft beer and hundreds of new friends to cheers with. The OC Beer Festival is back for its fifth year on Saturday, May 18 at Irvine Lake in Silverado. Featuring dozens of international and domestic beers, ... More >>
For the first time in 20 years, Orange County is hosting a professional drag boat racing event--at Irvine Lake starting today and through the weekend, proving yet again that the only thing better than dragging Irvine Lake for bodies is a drag boat race on it.
On the second-to-the last day of 2012, our Fir Forest & Tree Bridges Tour in Upper Silverado was promoted in the Orange County Register. The article coincided with the tail end of a series of storms. Maple Springs Road, our national forest access point, was closed to vehicular traffic due to mud ... More >>
[Ask Exene] First lesson of dropping acid: Don't
If you have gone to or participated in any events around Silverado Canyon in Orange, then you probably saw Chay Peterson. She's the petite blonde woman bouncing around, probably wearing fairy wings and a whimsical dress. She's involved in organizing countless community events like the Silverado Fair ... More >>
Stymied in their efforts to get the Orange County Board of Supervisors to reject a 65-home project into the rural canyons just northwest of Cook's Corner, canyonites are turning to the last place they can think of to stop what they believe to be a forever quality-of-life-changing development:The cou ... More >>
Nature can be a fairly abstract concept. You might ask, "What is the point of nature? Sure, it makes for a decent picnic spot. It can be photographed for screensavers and glossy calendars. It's a great location for a fantasy film shoot. But, who really cares about some wild plants and animals anyway ... More >>
You've seen them, the "Images of America" series books from Arcadia Publishing, a terrific outfit whose sepia-toned book covers and the jam-packed photos inside pick up the slack where big-time houses often fall down as regards local history. I own a half-dozen of these, including books on Silv ... More >>
Gustavo note: I've known Joel Robinson for years now, the guy who fought the city of Orange over his all-native plants lawn and leads urban foraging expeditions through Orange County. Guy is funny, knows his terrain, and would be arrested in a second in Irvine if he ever step foot--our kind of colum ... More >>
The universe must have something against students who live in the canyons. Shuttering a 105-year elementary school apparently wasn't enough. Sometime after Silverado Children's Center was closed at 6 p.m. Thursday, someone (or a band of assholic someones) broke in and allegedly stole $100, ... More >>
The public comment period on an environmental impact report related to a controversial development plan in the canyons east of Orange will be open until July 20 at 5 p.m.Monks from St. Michael's Abbey on El Toro Road near Cook's Corner bought land at the former Holtz Ranch in Silverado Canyon and ai ... More >>
The hot sun was no match for greasers and cowboys who drove out to God's country to partake in some classic rockabilly and punk music at the 18th annual Hootenanny at Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado Canyon on Saturday. Though there was no question what type of scene this was (read: cherry sundresses a ... More >>
Monks and canyon dwellers go mano a mano in Silverado Canyon
[Summer Guide 2012] Gold Rush history is as close as your back yard
Oak Canyon Ranch's Lightning in a Bottle festival, the 10-year-old music and wellness festival that takes place on May 24-28 in Silverado, released their full musical lineup last March. And while the festival is a musical experience quite unlike any other, what really sets it apart are its intangibl ... More >>
First things first: Rumors going around that the electronic event Atlantis 2011 is cancelled are not true. The show, which will have Dash Berlin, Headhunterz, DJ Isaac, Heatbeat, Miles Dyson, Starkillers, Swanky Tunes, Mord Fustang, Cookie Monsta, Chaosphere and 6blocc spinning, will go on as sch ... More >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyGet ready: Snoop Dogg is the official festival headliner of Steve Aoki's second annual Pacific Festival: OC, to be held August 13 (from 10 a.m. to midnight). Last year it was at Trafalgar Square venues; this year, like Lightning in a Bottle, it upgrades to Oak Canyon Ranc ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThere is substantial work to be done along the boardwalk at Laguna Beach.Update, December 29, 4:22 p.m.: Photographic evidence of the storm-caused carnage at Main Beach in Laguna Beach.
Update, December 22, 10:08 p.m.: The emergency shelter at Mission Viejo High School has closed, the county announced this evening.Evacuated residents in need of shelter can still go to Laguna Beach High School and El Modena High School in Orange. (Addresses are on the next page.)The county's most ... More >>
Silverado Community Center
UC Irvine Studio Theater
NEWS ITEM: Author, former Earth First activist and clean-water advocate Patrick Mitchell, who hired on at Silverado Canyon's Carbondale Ranch in June, wants to use the tons of manure produced there to make electricity. INSTA-PUNDITRY: Wouldn't they collect much more of the ... More >>
Silverado Community Center
Silverado Country Fair
Tree Hugger's Ball
Did a landfill explosion cause the Santiago Canyon Fire? Umm . . .
It's Day Six and the Santiago fire is still only 30 percent contained. Fourteen homes were destroyed, and 750 more are threatened in Silverado Canyon. The Register reports that a liquid was used to ignite the blaze along Santiago Canyon Road at two separate points. Sheriff Carona says his department ... More >>
Silverado Country Fair and Art Festival
OC Board of Supervisors Meeting
Silverado County Fair
DA wins battle, loses war against canyon activist
County officials wage war on Silverado Canyon bush-planter
A brief history of two bad ideas
Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!