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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Newport Beach Twitter Wants You To Skip the LAX Shooting Chaos, Hit the Beaches: Update

    See the update at the end about how the guy responsible wasn't an intern but is now also not an employee. ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 1, 2013, 1:06 P.M.:Three hours isn't too soon to use a tragedy as a PR point, right? That's apparently the question the people behind the official Newport Beach Twitter acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Luis Enrique Rodriguez Popped as Riot Vandal After Liking Police Suspect Photo on Facebook

    Methinks a genius grant is not in Luis Enrique Rodriguez's future. The Anaheim 18-year-old liked a photo of himself on the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page of suspected vandals sought in the July 28 riots. Then he shared the image with friends. Then people left comments on the poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    17 y.o. Boy is Latest Huntington Beach Riots Arrestee; Police Also Post 27 Suspect Photos

    The Huntington Beach Police Department has announced the arrest of a 17-year-old in connection with the July 28 riots downtown and has posted through its greatest tool in apprehending suspects these days--social media--photos of more vandals they would like to pop. The latest is a 17-year-old Hunti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2012

    Fake Figures

    Glass House

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    April 17, 2012
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    November 14, 2011

    [UPDATED with Results and Photos:] Jenelle Hutcherson Wants to Be the First Openly Gay Miss Long Beach And Miss California USA

    Janelle Hutcherson's Facebook page​​UPDATE, NOV. 14, 3:59 P.M.: While Jenelle Hutcherson wasn't crowned this weekend, she wrote on her Facebook page that "history has been made." See her pose on stage in her handmade tux and swimsuit at the end of the post. Kristin Bopp was named Miss Long Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    [UPDATE: Today's the Day!] Celebrate Steve Jobs Day on Oct. 14, 2011

    ​ UPDATE: Today is Steve Jobs Day. If you're paying tribute to the man who made "Think different" a way of life, post your photo/tribute on the  Heard Mentality Facebook Page or Tweet it at us at @ocweeklymusic!ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 7, 2011, 9 A.M.: As people all over the world mourn the loss o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    [UPDATED with Choice Chatter:] 3 Old Folks Hospitalized for Unwittingly Eating Pot Brownies at Surf City Funeral

    ​UPDATE, OCT. 11, 12:32 P.M.: Someone leaving a comment on the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) Facebook page, which broke the news about three elderly folks being rushed to the emergency room after unknowingly eating brownies laced with marijuana at a funeral, claims a woman was arrested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    5 Ways Facebook Has Changed Console Gaming

    ​Facebook games are on a completely different wavelength than modern gaming on consoles. They're simple, often mindless, and accessible to just about everybody. People who aren't typically gamers have now been introduced to games with a community larger than XBOX Live, or PSN. It did a better job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    ACLU Demands Data on Mobile-Phone Surveillance From Five Orange County Police Agencies

    ​Big Brother is not only watching you, he can answer in the affirmative, "Can you hear me now?" The American Civil Liberties Union would like to know how much he's listenening, and by "he," I mean "your local cop shop."The Communist Par . . . er, ACLU of California announced today that demands wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Twirly!

    Flickr user Marcie Gonzales ​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!

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Makin' It

    ​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

    June 9, 2011

    Lupe Fiasco: Barack Obama's a Terrorist

    Well, I guess we know who's not being invited to the White House anytime soon. When asked about the political content in his music, rapper Lupe Fiasco told CBS' Shira Lazar, "My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America." The rapper appeared on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Don't Steal That Bird!

    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!

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    April 29, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Harbor Cruise

    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 26, 2011

    UPDATED: R.I.P., Poly Styrene of X-ray Spex

    ​UPDATE April 26, 2:30 a.m.: At 10:27 a.m. U.K. time, Poly Styrene's official Twitter feed confirmed that Poly did pass away last night due to breast cancer, in the company of her mother and her daughter, Celeste Bell-Dos Santos. The post read: "We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Goodwin Field Read Seats

    ​ Flickr user greenthumb_38 ​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user greenthumb_38. 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 7, 2011

    Michael Joseph DeSilva, Sex Offender, Booked for Allegedly Luring Kids with His Parrot 'Mango'

    "Mango"​The Huntington Beach Police Department mentions on its Facebook page that it is looking for children approached by a man who wanted them to play with his parrot.That is not a euphemism. Michael Joseph DeSilva, a 65-year-old Newport Beach sex offender, was arrested this past weekend for all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Flickr Photo of the Week: A Bald Eagle in Orange?

    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

    January 12, 2011

    [UPDATED:] Four Decades After Woman Was Found Dead in a Ditch, the Huntington Beach Police Department Turns to Facebook and Twitter to Help Identify Her

    Huntington Beach Police Department​Update, Jan. 12, 12:15 p.m.: Huntington Beach police may have a lead in the 1968 slaying. A person recognizes the woman in the composite sketch, believing her name was Rosie. Based on the information the person gave, police believe that Rosie moved to Long B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Sea Lion Pup on the Rocks

    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

    December 30, 2010

    Filed Under Awesome: An Angry Birds Gingerbread House

    Flickr user zero-livesThe Chinese zodiac may point to the tiger but all those who've played that addictive mobile video game know this has indeed been the Year of the Bird. As a holiday tribute, Flickr user zero-lives built an Angry Birds gingerbread house. (Let's hope the supplies weren't pur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Merry Christmas!

    Flickr user Marcie Gonzales​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!

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    December 17, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: "Two Greats Share a Moment"

    Flickr user GreenThumb_38​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user GreenThumb_38. 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

    December 3, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Jabba the Mutt

    Flickr user Stephanie A. Richer​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Stephanie A. Richer . 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 29, 2010

    Free Food From Louks and Dan Dan TODAY!

    Courtesy of Louks To GoThis could be yours for FREE if you go to Fullerton today for lunch!​UPDATED with confirmations: see below the jump.Free food. That's right, free food. Sprint is rolling out some 4G something-or-other (new technology? we don't need no stinkin' new technology!) and will be sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: "Miss You, Mom"

    Flickr user Stephanie A. Richer​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Stephanie A. Richer. 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

    October 15, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: She's Got the Whole World...

    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

    October 1, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Sunrise, Sunset in Huntington 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

    September 28, 2010

    Major Quake Hoax Shakes Up Twitter, Facebook

    ​Scientists agree an earthquake early warning system is close to being a possibility, but everyone agrees the messages posted on Twitter and Facebook about a major California quake happening some time over the next few days is bullshit."Fake California 'Earthquake Warning' Currently Scaring Idiots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: All Clear For Landing

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

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    September 17, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Which Way, OC?

    Flickr user JaimeGonzalezPhotos​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user JaimeGonzalezPhotos. 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

    September 10, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Prints on the Sand

    Flickr user Stephanie A. Richer​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user Stephanie A. Richer. 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

    September 3, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Osprey at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Flickr user ctnelson (Tustin)​​Behind the jump: Check out this week's Flickr Photo of the Week, by Flickr user CTNelson (Tustin). 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 27, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Eject, Eject!

    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 Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Just Another Day at the OC Fair

    ​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 Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week: Little Lobster Boat

    ​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 Count you'd like to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Alexis Bellino, Real Housewives of Orange County Star, Nearly Loses Toddlers to Pool at Tony Balboa Bay Club: TMZ

    ​"It's all about the family Fourth of July," posts The Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino on her Facebook page.That's followed by several exclamation points to drive home Mom of the Year's point. However, it was all about saving her family, or at least part of it, when a reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Amid Bad Ticket Sales, Lilith 2010 Looks For Free Labor A Social Media Ambassador

    www.lilithfair.comNorah Jones was supposed to play five Lilith dates in August; her management says the shows have been cancelled​Reports all over the Interwebz say that Sarah McLachlan's all-female music festival Lilith Fair, now simply called Lilith, is quietly cutting more dates from the tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    No Doubt Say The New Album Is Delish

    www.nodoubt.comHow No Doubt spent the beginning of their long weekend: recording in the studio. ​On Friday, Gwen Stefani sent out an update on the new album that the band is currently recording. They also posted the photo above on their Twitter account. Gwen says, " Hey Guys...thinking a lot abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Facebook Free Speech Page Denies Free Speech

    ​A Facebook page has been created "in light of the recent event at UC Irvine in which 11 members of the Muslim Student Union @ UCI were arrested for attempts to silence and censor a speaker whose views they disagreed with. Free speech is NOT negotiable!"Too bad the page does not practice what it p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Texting, Tweeting and Facebooking Teens Are Stupid Again!

    ​Two weeks after a study partly funded by the British Academy concluded phone texting leads to more literate youths, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, claims messaging via cellphones is contributing to a generation of college students who can't write.Their evidence: the rising failure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Dishney: Flickr Set Documents "Fat People in Disneyland"

    It's true that perusing Flickr for the cute kitten/Shiba Inu pup or Disney-related picture du jour is an undying habit of ours--and sometimes, we come across stuff like this: Flickr User Matt Nicholls​Yes, this is indeed a screen cap of an entire Flickr gallery dedicated to "Fat People in Disneyla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Flickr Photo of the Week!: Yes, He Had his Seat Belt On

    Flickr user vickie c​ Aaand after the jump: A gratuitous frontal view of this fantastic duo spotted on 2nd St. in Long Beach.Got something to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Rick Warren Tweet Catches Wonkette's Wary Eye

    ​It's safe to say Wonkette, "the D.C. gossip blog," is no fan of Rick Warren. The Saddleback Church pastor's Twitter page tweet above generated the following response:Here we have the most recent entry from smarmy hippopotamus Rick Warren's Twitter page, the rest of which is SO. GRATING. GAHH. (Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Dishney: Disney-Related Twitter Accounts Worth Following!

    Flickr user Joe PennistonZazu disapproves of this tweeting nonsense.​ Believe it or not, Twitter can actually be used for more than finding out what your friends are eating for lunch or what color socks they're wearing today: There are entire accounts dedicated to just making life easier for you, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Wahoo's Fish Tacos Opens at UC Irvine

    Image From Twitter User rockdamullet @ http://twitpic.com/kvghn ​Well, there really isn't that much to say other than the headline and what can be implied by the above pic taken by a Twitter user named rockdamullet. Except, that is, to say that our Web Editor Vickie Chang, who is an Anteater alum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Local Surfer Dane Williams Found Dead

    Dane Chandler Williams, also known as "Downtown Dane" for his ubiquitous presence in downtown Huntington Beach, was found dead in San Diego. He was in town on a company trip, having worked as an intern for Hurley since October. His body was found wrapped in a blanket in an alley in Chollas Creek. W ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Dark Lords of Friendster

    The Main Frame just want to be loved

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