Bald eagles, once threatened with extinction, are reportedly nesting near Irvine Lake in Silverado.
Have you ever been to the old courtyard in Bower's Museum? If so, did you notice the large granite boulders placed amongst the landscaping? If you look closely, you'll find that one of the boulders is called the Bell Rock Its surface is strewn with cupules and the underside is curved like the palm o ... More >>
Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?
Storytelling is one of the most effective survival tools humans have ever utilized. Thousands of years before the invention of written language, humans were able to perfect and pass down survival strategies from one generation to the next by the simple act of speaking to each other. Thanks to stor ... More >>
The state EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has an online mapping tool that allows Californians to see a detailed report card for the places they frequent. A "pollution burden score," which is based on 11 environmental-quality measurements, is combined with demographic indicator ... More >>
As promised, a coalition of residents and environmental groups filed suit in Superior Court this week against the County of Orange and the Board of Supervisors over approval of a 65-unit housing project that is to be carved into rural canyons northwest of Cook's Corner."This is a catastrophic failur ... More >>
Last Saturday night, I donned my rustic attire and joined thirteen random people in the darkness of Silverado Canyon to play music and stare at bugs on a bed sheet. We found a comfortable spot between two sycamore trees along Maple Springs Road, beyond the national forest gate. Our fearless leader w ... More >>
The only thing tougher than realizing that yet another summer concert season has come and gone is taking the time to sort all the best moments together an relive them in numerical order. For us, the difficulty of the latter usually means that we got to experience enough slam-dancing, chorus-shouting ... More >>
Surrounded by packed, overgrown fests, the OC bash in Newport Beach offers leisurely relief
See Also:*Josh Epstein of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on Pacific Festival, His Favorite Housewife of Orange County* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexThe standard model for a music festival these days is all about one-upsmanship. Each y ... More >>
It's unclear if hanging out in the pitch black in the Santa Ana Mountains is a way of treating a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, but Jack Osbourne did just that in his reality show role on Syfy's Haunted Highway.The son of Ozzy (and new proud papa himself) donned night goggles to join partner Dana Wo ... More >>
The Reverend Horton Heat's memories of headlining the Hootenanny are getting pretty foggy--lost in a sweltering haze of hard living, hellfire and hillbilly guitar riffs. And considering he rarely seems to take a breath between touring and recording, it's only natural the Rev (born Jim Heath) would l ... More >>
There are plenty of indie, electro experimentalists out there, but few have the natural inclination to fuse various shades of down tempo to create something bright. Admiring forgotten forefathers of EDM like Goldie and LTJ Bukem inspired Justin Martin to create music ahead of his time--develop ... More >>
And other recent revelations from the world of pedophile-priest protectors in the Diocese of Orange
Darren Williams' life as polymath producer Star Slinger is a series of genre-defying leaps and bounds. One day, he's working on a track for Stunnaman and Lil B, the next he's producing R&B, and somehow, before night falls, he manages to churn out a collaboration with Bay Area club rap weirdo ... More >>
Kogi BBQ founder Roy Choi may just be the greatest success story in Los Angeles' modern-day food world. By selling Korean tacos out of a Tweet-happy truck, the badass chef set off the luxe lonchera frenzy. He's since opened other acclaimed establishments--Chego, A-Frame and Sunny Spot--and has be ... More >>
Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLightning in a Bottle, the 10-year-old music and wellness festival that takes place annually on May 24th-28th at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, is probably one of Orange County's best-kept secrets. Drawing from an eclectic selection of artists from the electronic ... More >>
[Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year
Wow, 2011 sure went by fast. And while our most popular posts had all the elements that make up the Interwebz (cats, Kreayshawn and Lil Wayne all made the list) we found that our biggest hits are made up of solid news coverage. Read on to see our most popular posts of 2011!
[Mental Notes] Annual Halloween mega-rave had no venue, even as it was briskly selling tickets and advertising the event
UPDATE: Armin van Buuren and Erick Morillo just announced the cancellation of their Oct. 29 appearances at Monster Massive 2011 on their websites. Read about it here.Oct 12, 2011, 4:12 a.m.: Go Ventures posted an update on Monster Massive's Facebook page around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. This is not th ... More >>
Anne Marie Panoringan(Food Profiling is a new feature on SAFII where we get to know locals who run a business making their own food outside restaurants. If you know a person or product of OC origin that you'd like to see featured, let us know!)A friend asked Fullerton resident Richard Haffk ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summerregardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHeadliners Booka Shade performed at Lightning in a Bottle on FridayCheck out our slideshow of Day 1 and Day 2.The Hype: Ostensibly, LA's "electronic experimentalists" DoLab put Lightning in a Bottle together as the median between mainstream Coachella and the e ... More >>
UPDATED WITH PHOTOS FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING . . . Photo by Keith MayCounty Supervisor Bill Campbell, whose district includes the Irvine Co. land in question, is amused by a speaker at Tuesday's board meeting in Santa Ana.He's got a gift. Donald Bren, the secretive, aging multi-billi ... More >>
The Temecula Creek Inn--with its views of miles of verdant, vine-covered hills, a golf course, sumptuous spa treatments and nearby wine tastings--is a splendid spot for a decadent weekend getaway. In late 2007, about a month after beginning his post as Capistrano Unified School District's newest sup ... More >>
Carona free (for now): Yesterday, Sheriff Mike Carona walked out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse with his wife, Debbie, after being cuffed and held in a cell for hours. They'll be back to enter their pleas Monday. Bail was set at $20,000 for each Carona and $10,000 for the sheriff's mistress ... More >>
Tonight the Weekly drove past roadblocks on Santiago Canyon Road to see the destruction left by the blaze firsthand. What we saw was depressing, but the planes spewing fire retardant overhead were a hopeful sight. Photos will be up before the night's over, we promise are up. Before visiting the sce ... More >>
Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide
Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide
A sampling of Orange County's best damn dining guide
A taste of Orange County's best damn dining guide
Orange County's best damn dining guide
County officials say no to swimming, but yes to recycling at Irvine Lake
How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OCs Hippie Mafia
Spreading the real message of Frisbee
Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly
The Stitches should have been big but arent, should have died but didnt, could have given up but havent. So why are the Stitches still hereand why are they better than ever?
If I looked like a fetus, could I be famous, too?
This weeks featured NFL game: Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
OC ain't the box Disneyland came in