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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Huntington Beach Police Inform the Citizenry That Video of "Cop" Losing It is a Prank

    The Huntington Beach Police Department wants you to know that the officer captured in a video outside a waffle joint in town grabbing, pushing and cursing at a civilian is not a member of the force. (Well, at least in this incident it wasn't ...)

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Did HBPD Go Overboard in Enforcing the U.S. Open of Surfing?

    As previously reported in our 2014 U.S. Open of Surfing cover story, Huntington Beach significantly scaled back the event, barring music, alcohol, vendors and side activities while upping police manpower and enforcement--changes that reflect an overall attempt to clean up downtown. Now that the even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Alexa Saulietis Identified as Woman Killed by Train in San Clemente; Suicide Explored

    The most recent message at the top of Alexa Saulietis' Facebook page is from April 23. It indicates the 26-year-old San Clemente resident commented on a link to lyrics for a song by Caliban.The title: "Walk Like the Dead."Late last Monday night, July 1, Saulietis was killed by a freight train in wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The Big Mistake Bands Are Making With Facebook

    By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Matt Bors, Cartoonist Featured in the Weekly, Gets Targeted by Sandy Hook Shooting Trolls

    The evils of social media dragged an OC Weekly contributor into the middle of Friday's mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.Portland, Oregon-based Matt Bors, whose cartoons you may recall from our Hey, You! column--and whose work has also graced the Los Angeles Times, The Nation and Village Voice, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2012

    The Vivids

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    [UPDATED with Cops Call It "Mistake":] Javier Ramirez, 7 y.o. Remembered on Facebook Condolences Pages, Counters "I Am Alive"

    See the update at the end of this post with police concluding the creation of Facebook pages was not criminal but a mistake.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 11, 1:29 P.M.: George Burns used to joke, "The first thing I do is read the obituaries, and if I'm not in them, I have breakfast."Using that logic in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Lucy Dunn, Distracted Driving Foe on State Transportation Panel, Gets Hands-Free Warning

    Lucy Dunn is a longtime punching bag around the Weekly for her presidency of the county taxpayer fund-sucking Orange County Business Council and, going way back, being the local face of home development next to the ecologically sensitive Bolsa Chica wetlands.But it was Dunn's role as a California t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Freedom Communications Journalist's Freedom to Communicate Challenged in Facebook Flap

    The announced sale of the Orange County Register understandably caused ripples in the Grand Avenue newsroom as well as others in the Freedom Communications fold that Aaron Kushner's group is acquiring from the Irvine media company. But when one ripple washed onto a Freedom journalist's personal Face ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011

    The Shrills

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    [UPDATED: Picture Removed, But...] Loretta Sanchez Dresses as Sexy Angel for Halloween, Shows Off Not-Bad Rack

    Sanchez: Show that cha-cha!​UPDATE: Sorry, folks, but you're going to have to wait until the 2012 election season to see a picture of Loretta wearing a Halloween costume of what was essentially her version of an angel: wearing a see-through nightgown. As you'll notice below, someone left a comment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Will the Real Mark Davidson Please Stand Up (via the Supposed Social Media Guru's Twitter Account)?

    ​Hat tip to the Liberal OC's Dan Chmielewski for passing along what is either an embarrassing pickle for a self-proclaimed Orange County "Internet sales & marketing professional" and "social marketing & communications strategist," or a complete hoax.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Dags. You Like Dags?

    Flickr user whalenmdw​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user whalenmdw. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Air at the Wedge

    Flickr user CTNelson​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user CTNelson. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Kiwi Snack

    Flickr user Orbitgal​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Orbitgal. Got some photos of life in or around Orange Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Lady Gaga to Premiere New 'Born This Way' Songs on FarmVille

    ​ Question: why is Lady Gaga premiering her unreleased tracks on from Born This Way (out May 23) exclusively on FarmVille? Answer: It may have something to do with the 63 million FarmVille fanatics who play the Zynga game every month.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Happy Star Wars Day!: May the Fourth Be With You

    Flickr user Ana_Fuji​It's May 4th and you know what that means (or maybe not): Star Wars Day! To celebrate: Check out these amazing Star Wars truffles by Flickr user Ana_Fuji--all edible! Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook!

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: "Fat Boy"

    Flickr user (CMC).​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user (CMC). Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: In the Parking Lot

    Flickr user Orbitgal​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Orbitgal. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: In the Parking Lot

    Flickr user Orbitgal​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Orbitgal. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    The Path to Transparency: Costa Mesa Discovers Social Media

    Costa Mesa is finally onboard. ​One week into its top-dollar investment in a communications director and the city of Costa Mesa now has its own (active) Twitter and Facebook accounts. Congratulations, you're now where most of America was in 2008.Okay, that may have been a bit harsh a critique ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Chiquito Falls

    Flickr user Jeff Hester​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Jeff Hester. Got some photos of life in or around Orange Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Sunrise, Sunset

    Flickr user Allie.Hartmann.​After the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Allie.Hartmann. Got some photos of life in or around Orange Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    How the Video Game Community Is Responding to Japan's Quake Disasters

    Masahiro Sakurai's TwitterA photo by Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai shows empty Tokyo streets after the earthquake​With the death toll rising above 10,000 people, 88,000 people reported missing and the threat of numerous nuclear meltdowns, Japan is facing its worst national catastrophe since World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Laguna Dusk

    Flickr user Talo66 ​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Talo66. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Newport Vista

    Flickr user Talo66​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Talo66. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Feisty!

    Flickr user whalenmdw​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user whalenmdw. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Bolsa Chica Beach

    Flickr user OrangeCounty_Girl​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user OrangeCounty_Girl. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Gulls

    Flickr user Chris Cullen​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Chris Cullen.Got some photos of life in or around Orange Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Have a Nice Day!

    Flickr user Almost*​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Almost*. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Lo 59

    Flickr user ChristopherCullen​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week by Flickr user Christopher Cullen. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Sun Behind Catalina

    Flickr user Carpe Diem Photography​​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week by Flickr user Carpe Diem Photography. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Orange County Homeless Advocates Urging Board of Supervisors to Allow Homeless to Use Food Stamps at Restaurants

    Flickr user Eric__I_E​Feeding the homeless is always a tough proposition given their transitory nature. Anyone who visits downtown SanTana knows that various angels provide them with free meals in the Civic Center complex, but those donations only go so far. But now a group of advocates have start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Heard Mentality, Now on Facebook!

    ​  Now that we have a page on Facebook, it will be so much easier for you all to find out what's going on in the OC music scene and beyond!What will you get out of being our Facebook friend? Our everlasting love and a chance to win merchandise, concert tickets and music. After the jump, find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Detroit Bar Finally Meets Web 2.0

    Detroit Bar.com​ You may have noticed that Detroit Bar's website has a new look. The background isn't beige anymore, and the information for their shows isn't in a flyer format (in a "cool in 1998" way). Plus, it doesn't take forever to load. The best part? You can share information about the show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Dropping In at the Wedge

    Flickr user DaCoach89_89​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user DaCoach89_89. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: That's No Lightsaber!

    Flickr user mrusc96​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user mrusc96. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    OC Cities Ranked for Use of Social Networks, But the Public Only Gets to Peek at the Best

    ​An Irvine technology and accounting services firm recently examined the Internet strategies employed by Orange County's 34 cities and singled out eight for such criteria as best embracing social media, offering greater transparency and increasing citizen access to their government.And the virtual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Speaking of Drunken Driving, How About Some Facebook Time With That Fifth Round of Shots?

    ​Time was, daily newspapers (ask your grammies what those were, kiddies) printed the names of people arrested of driving under the influence. However, with printing costs having skyrocketed as quickly as print readership has dwindled, such space-intensive roundups have gone the way of TV listings, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Dogs in Charge

    Flickr user pondage​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user pondage. Got some photos of life in or around Orange Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: San Clemente Pier

    Flickr user elena​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user elena . Got some photos of life in or around Orange Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    7-Eleven Day Brings Free Slurpees This Sunday

    Flickr user ryanrocketship​This Sunday, 7-Eleven is celebrating their birthday by giving away free Slurpees all day.

  • Culture

    July 1, 2010

    Little Games Are Big Business at Armor Games

    These guys take 'casual' games very seriously

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Musicians Twitter News First: R.I.P., Gary Coleman

    ​ When you find out that Gary Coleman, child star from '80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes died via Twitter, you know you live in the future. But it wasn't just any Twitter account; we found out Coleman was dead from the Roots' drummer Questlove's Twitter account.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Gustavo Arellano Helps One Alma Mater, Gets Snubbed by Facebook Group at Another

    ​Gustavo Arellano will be one of two investigative journalists talking about the future of newspapers at Orange Coast College tonight. Meanwhile, a Facebook group has started in the campaign to prevent the Weekly's very own Mexican from taking part in a different higher-education gig: a scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Unattended Bag Discovered in Tomorrowland, Disneyland Evacuating Guests

    Flickr user jimw​We just received word via Twitter that an unattended backpack has been found in Tomorrowland. Disneyland has cleared the area and is currently working with the Anaheim Police Department. We've yet to hear back from Disneyland's Media Relations for an official quote. Stay tuned!If ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
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    December 27, 2007
  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Outgrowing Tom

    Bugged by MySpaces clutter and limitations, some musicians are turning to smaller, artist-friendly alternatives

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    U Shoulda Seen Him On Billboard

    Jud Nesters hot hip-hop single debuts at No. 4

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