The Orange County Ultimate Beerfest nearly became an Ultimate Fighting preview last Saturday due to poor logistical planning and the cancelation of the second half of the event. According to social posts by attendees, the event was mired by long lines, a lack of staff, missing vendors, ridiculousl ... More >>
All I know about Humboldt State is that it's a stoner campus--wait, that's Chico State. Or is it Sonoma State? To be honest with you, I have no idea who or what is a Humboldt State. But they've gained in Internet prominence in the past couple of years for something called the Geography of Hate, an a ... More >>
By: Moses SumneyWith Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about ... More >>
I don't remember what blog it was that I was reading or if it was just a one-off Facebook post that first sighted what appears to be a dire predicament for Tustin's Zon Baguette you see above. From the picture, you would assume, just as that blog or Facebook post did, that Tustin's only banh mi purv ... More >>
If you're one of our readers who reads past the headline and the pretty pictureat the top, you may notice we have a nifty little commenting forum below each article and slideshow. It's a pretty lively place--a perfect complement to this "lively journal." Racism, intelligent discourse, spam for ... More >>
There's been an uptick in blue whale sightings off the Orange County coast the past couple days, according to a popular excursion company.Sunday, passengers aboard some Dana Wharf Sportsfishing boats, which depart out of Dana Point Harbor, counted 14 sightings of blue whales.Four have been reported ... More >>
UPDATE: According to the Glass House Facebook Page, Refused tickets go on sale Tuesday April 10, 6 p.m. online and at three record stores: Origami Vinyl in Echo Park, Fingerprints Records in Long Beach, and The Glass House Record Store in Pomona.UPDATE, April 5, 2012, 4:27 p.m.: So we talked to Jon ... More >>
Liquor advertising has never been known for its tastefulness (Exhibit A and B), but for some reason, I expected more from fancy-ish brand Belvedere. Nope. Shouldn't have. Today, the "luxury vodka" of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group posted the ad above on its Facebook page. Uh huh. That's a ... More >>
Since the Weekly profiled the Anaheim ethnic enclave unofficially known as 'Little Arabia' in a January cover story, hundreds of folks on Facebook have 'liked' the neighborhood page that has existed since 2010 on the social networking site, sending its total to over 1,100. Rashad Al-Dabbagh, who ... More >>
Update: At 1 p.m., Coachella 2012 officially sold out. That shit cray. That was even faster than last year's six-day sell out.Original post, Jan 13, 2012, 11:55 a.m.:Yep, we did say Coachella's first weekend was almost sold out before they even did today's ticket sale at 10 a.m.At 11:52 a.m.,&nbs ... More >>
I am pretty sure a lesson that was drilled into our heads as kids is that it's bad to steal. Whether you are stealing a car, some money, or heaven forbid someone's school work, it's just wrong. Actually, stealing has been frowned upon since biblical times as it is even listed as one of the Ten C ... More >>
A Facebook page has been set up to prevent the deportation of a 19-year-old man arrested by Santa Ana police for carrying a concealed weapon. The page was created in part by the Colectivo Tonantzin, a Costa Mesa-based activist group who has championed immigrant and day laborer causes since 2004. ... More >>
MedMob Facebook pageIs it just us or are flash mobs getting lazy? They've gone from full-fledged, song-and-dance spectaculars like this:
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 >>
UPDATE, OCT. 10, 3:47 P.M.: The gun Philip Ngoc Nguyen used to kill his fiancée Uyennie Ton had been her gift to him, according to a prosecutor.Meanwhile, the Orange County District Attorney's office has corrected its original account, stating that Ton did not live in the Fountain Valley trailer ... More >>
Flickr user spencekeSeptember is National Bourbon Month. As the weather cools off (OK, everywhere except Southern California), it's a good time to consider one of the finest drinks made in America. Uncork a bottle, pour a little into a snifter, add a little pour of cool spring water, and lean bac ... More >>
Picture from Sexy Burger's FacebookDriving home yesterday I saw a new food truck I hadn't seen before pass me on the road. I was sure this was OC's newest luxe lonchera because I noticed the familiar Construction Circle address that many OC trucks like The Lime Truck and others call home base, ye ... More >>
Various online media outlets have been reporting Facebook is experiencing a numbers slump. Sky news writes approximately 6 million North American users deleted their accounts in May, in addition to 100,000 British users. This is a drop in the bucket when considering Facebook reportedly has roughl ... More >>
This just in from New York's Le Bernadin restaurant. From celebrity chef Eric Ripert's Twitter feed: It's a big move from a high-profile chef which might prod others into their own ways of helping victims in Japan. Know of others doing their part? Let us know in comments!
Myspace.comOf course, I couldn't think of anyone more fitting than Courtney Love to get in trouble for posting something ridiculous on Twitter. Fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir filed suit against the songstress over a series of Twitter attacks, as well as multiple posts on her Myspace and Etsy a ... More >>
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Updated, with new info on the bottom, which you kind of get from the new headline...It wouldn't be a week without a new food truck festival or gathering. I got a press release today announcing the birth of yet another one.
Flickr user Never Cool in SchoolUPDATE: The man has been identified, see bottom of post.Not many details have been released, but according to the LA Times, an Anaheim police spokesman has confirmed that a man committed suicide on Sunday evening by jumping off one of the upper floors of the Mickey ... More >>
After a recent trip to Kansas City, Missouri, I think it's time to introduce Orange County to the phenomenon that is KC Tea. I mean, come on, the drink has its own Facebook page.
Flickr user Marshal Astor - Food Pornographer UPDATE: See bottom of post for update to "password" for discount!Tommy's Original, home of some of the best late-night hangover food thought of by Homo Sapiens, is warming up for its 65th anniversary next year by rolling back the price of its chili c ... More >>
Kanye West's upcoming record, reportedly titled Good Ass Job, is scheduled for release this fall (rumor has it that it will be out Sept. 14). According to Pitchfork, Kanye premiered a few new songs acapella--at the offices of social networking site Facebook.
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Eh, kinda funny: See the real thing on Monday, when Dr. Taitz is in Santa Ana federal court again. About 100 people showed up last time, but one supporter on her Facebook page predicted a 10,000 spectator turnout for this one. Line up now!
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Forget the long wait for Space Mountain--what about the long wait for a pineapple-flavored Dole Whip? Eating your way through Disneyland is allllll part of the experience: Whether it's the smell of fresh waffle cones wafting out from the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street or walking arou ... More >>
Flickr user Donabel and EwenWhoa there.It's Disneyland's 54th birthday today--and none more appropriate of a day for our weekly roundup of some of the best--and the worst--tweets from the park that's only sometimes the happiest place on earth. There's plenty of the usual complain-y too-crowded, too- ... More >>
Debutante Squall: Millionaires' naughty intentions and catchy electro pay dividends
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