To counter the successfully engineered hype about Taco Bell's new breakfast waffle taco, which included a commercial where Taco Bell rounded up people actually named Ronald McDonald and got them to say they loved it, McDonald's has created a zinger of its own: a picture of Ronald, kneeling down to p ... More >>
It may have been dark in some parts of Rancho Las Lomas (Better for making out, right?), but the camera flashes were going off in Social Networkland. Instagram ruled the roost at Decadence. You'd think it was prom with all the couples and group shots. So here's a slice of what we came across online. ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with police identifying the dead man as Simon Buckles, 27, of Anaheim, and details culled from social media and the fellow's brother.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 11:49 A.M.: A man who assaulted his boss at a Fullerton clothing manufacturer and later returned with a ... More >>
Anyone who has followed Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz's hot/cold relationship here, on Twitter or in the gossip press knows that the UFC Hall of Famer has previously been arrested for roughing up his former porn star baby mama, that she later recanted and that, after some erratic behavior, she lost f ... More >>
The Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook page is reporting that officers arrested 10 people on March 7 for solicitation of prostitution at local massage parlors. The department, which recently joined forces with the federally-funded Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, carried out ... More >>
2013 is surprisingly already off to a strong start. While years past have brought us a January where most artists recoup and regroup for the next 11 months, we've already had plenty of singles, videos and announcements looking to set the tone for 2013. We at the Weekly would like to get in on the ac ... More >>
Why the fallen king of social media was actually pretty damn good
The Garden Grove Police Department is partying like it's 2009.That is, the cop shop is rolling out its new Facebook page featuring the "latest headlines, along with useful services and information."Zucker-beautiful!
I remember the first time my young self encountered a flip cat in the wash near my desert home. I took a stick to flip over the dead feline baked hard by the hot sun, saw the fat maggots still gorging themselves after having eaten half of "Whiskers" and ran like hell in fear.More hardening with age ... More >>
Lowkey's approach to hip-hop was always professorial and politicized. His critically acclaimed independently released double-album Soundtrack to the Struggle last year was layered with lyrical lectures and skits sampling luminaries like Tariq Ali. It was, then, as surprising as it was fitting that t ... More >>
Part of the problem with holding the required annual shareholders' meeting is having to talk to shareholders, as Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz found out yesterday. Shultz was taking questions after his presentation when a representative of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)--the people wh ... More >>
Despite a reputation for raucousness, some 40 Occupy Orange County members gathered quietly outside of Fullerton city hall last night to discuss the future of the local movement after Wednesday's dismantling of Irvine's three-month protest.While two Occupy leaders outlined negotiations with Fulle ... More >>
Dumitru: Emphasis on the "Dum"UPDATE, SEPT. 15, 10:45 P.M.: The Southern California chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations is now asking that Dumitru apologize for his moronic remarks"Your hateful statement in which you falsely insinuate that the teachings of Islam and the Quran wo ... More >>
Remember Falling Still? The band from LA that compared Orange County to the Midwest? Well, they're running a iPad promotion for the next two weeks. Anyone who likes, follows, or shares their Twitter and Facebook pages are automatically entered to win an iPad. The winner will be announced on Aug. ... More >>
Linkin Park Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected them on a personal level. "We have family ties to Japan," Chester Ben ... More >>
Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user marcie gonzales. Got some photos of life in or around Orange County you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!
Flickr user john.murdenA farewell to childhood. It's the end of an era. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees has banned flavored milk in school cafeterias, and corn dogs and chicken nuggets are also off the menus. Who knows what's next? No word on whether OC schools are ... More >>
Jonathan Ho/OC WeeklyWith the fizzling of the DREAM Act last year and the belief that President Obama is doing little to help their plight, activist groups took matters into their own hands this week, boldly publishing a guide for youth on how not to get deported.Compiled by the Asian Law Caucus, ... More >>
Angry Bird Droppings Facebook PageIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . actually a bird. An angry bird! On a soapbox! Flying through the finish line at the always-wacky Red Bull Soapbox Race was Angry Bird Droppings, a Garden Grove-based team made of former UCI engineering students. W ... More >>
Sinclair, in a 1980 photoThe day before Egyptian President Hosni Muburak resigned, one local man who has lived the past couple decades under political exile in Orange County wondered if social media could reignite political passions in Zimbabwe against the 31-year rule of dictator Robert Mugabe. ... More >>
UPDATE, 1:51 P.M.: The Orange County Register reports that authorities indicated the "suspicious device" that was the catalyst for all the Disneyland hysteria was a geocache. Confused? You should be. A geocache is a GPS item that is used for techy treasure hunts.What happened to going door to door a ... More >>
Flickr user Ollie CrafoordIn the Department of Participating in Every Zany Contest Fast-Food Chains Offer comes this news: a Long Beach Poly senior won a $20,000 college scholarship from KFC for the best tweet expressing how the chain would help the student better their lives.Amanda Russell didn' ... More >>
These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>
Much speculation has swirled around what exactly was going into the building on the corner of Third Street and Broadway in downtown SanTana, and now there's a definite answer: a gastropub with the grammatically mysterious name Chapter One: the modern local (lowercase and superfluous colon theirs) ... More >>
Flickr user ConsumedbyCakeWe've scoured Flickr high and low for your giggling pleasure--introducing the top seven (hey, we couldn't just keep it to five, okay?) NSFW cupcakes and cakes. As NSFW as fondant-covered, flesh-toned cupcakes can get, we guess. Click here for the slideshow! After the j ... More >>
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Flickr user zagatbuzzBruno Serato, owner of the Anaheim White House, and Eddie Meza, executive chef, will give a free cooking demo today from noon to 2 p.m. at the Anaheim Farmers' Market on Center Street Promenade.
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Paul Hiffmeyer/DisneylandSo there might not be a Kobe Bryant or Lakers victory parade this year at Disneyland, but Newport Coast resident Bryant did bring his family and friends to visit the resort yesterday. Which, actually, is a pretty snoozy story in itself. The best part, however, is that the ... More >>
Flickr user idiolectorThe New York Times broke the news in a blog today that Gourmet magazine, famously edited by Ruth Reichl after her stint as the restaurant critic for the Gray Lady and infamously closed down by its parent company Condé Nast, is back.
Flickr user DebbieDoesCakesBuffalo wings platter cake: Serves 85! The wings are dark chocolate with fondant "skin." To see more by Debbie of DebbieDoesCakes, you can visit her blog here.Food disguised as other food; quite possibly as cute as kittens. Click though this slideshow where even meat i ... More >>
Flickr user Heart of OakThe OG.Back in February, over 30 food trucks congregated for the first ever LA Street Food Festival at the LA Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles. Thousands of people also congregated--resulting in all sorts of crowd issues and growing pains.Long Beach will soon take a ... More >>
Edwin GoeiWould you want people to know you're eating your fifth Big Mac in a week at exactly the moment you eat it? McDonald's and social networking giant Facebook will let you do just that. The two companies are reportedly teaming up to use Facebook's upcoming geolocation feature, which could ... More >>
Flickr user gwenbell1. Flickr user gwenbell: "He says he has a lifetime of 'bacon-related puns' ahead of him. One can only hope. One can only hope." Who loves asparagus, flan, bacon and eggs enough to permanently etch it on their bodies forever? These people do. And we love them for it.
Flickr user ACME-NollmeyerStriiiiiiike!An amateur bowler from Orange County has made it into the sport's version of the Final Four.Chuck Ridal, who bowls out of AMF Cerritos Lanes, represents OC in AMF Bowling Centers' $500,000 National In-League Tournament finale today and Saturday in Las Vegas. ... More >>
Flickr user SweetSugarBelleYou like baking, you like Star Wars. You love Star Wars-themed cookies. While the Star Wars love/fandom/wankery extends its paws into all aspects of life--bedsheets, video games, walking around campus listening to a self-made audio tape of Return of the Jedi on yo ... More >>
UPDATE: As alleged MySpace sexual predator Matthew Castaneda heads to court today, his case has fueled a state bill aimed at banning predators from MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites (details below) . . . PhotobucketCompare this back to the one on the next page.If Matthew Castan ... More >>
An anonymous reader was kind enough to send in this video about the early Newport Beach surf scene, circa 1950s and 60s. Apparently an early look at an enigmatic documentary project called Living it Forever (coming in spring 2010) the clip includes conversations with a diverse selection of New ... More >>
How do you get yourself written on Wall Street Journal online? If the nation is gripped by an economic recession whose bad ju-ju has spread even to the usually immune hair salon industry, and you're Dana Point's George Trimm, you start a Facebook group called "I Cut My Own Hair."
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