Great news! Buena Park's corrupt politicians have not stopped it from becoming the 11th fastest growing city in the United States--that's fastest in population and economic growth, according to financial site NerdWallet.com. Er ... uh ... or perhaps not. Because a competing site, WalletHub.com, cla ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans have such bad tan jobs?
Orange County Great Park
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the true story of the 1920s Cristeros revolt in Mexico?
Planes crashing into the Twin Towers. Bodies washing up on the shore after the Japan tsunami. Bloodied victims being rolled out of the Aurora movie theater. We watch on our TVs and computers in horror and heartache. And it may be making us sick. Researchers at UC Irvine studied ne ... More >>
Long Beach Playhouse
Professional soccer player Brandi Chastain, who is known internationally for whipping off her jersey and falling to her knees in her sports bra after the U.S. defeated China in the 1999 Women's World Cup at the Rose Bowl, was under the California Capitol dome Monday as the state Assembly recognized ... More >>
Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, was declared unconstitutional last week in a federal appeals court. But for one gay student, 18-year-old Ali Azarifar, the celebration quickly turned sour during a class at Orange Coast College. Azarifar claims that political science p ... More >>
Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux debuted her video "Shock" yesterday to audiences across the globe. The song is the lead single off of Tijoux's forthcoming sophomore album La Bala, which features collaborations with Jorge Drexler and Cuban rappers Los Aldeanos and is due for release on January 31. The ... More >>
Conveniently located across the street from Huntington Beach's Hamilton Edison High School and surrounded by homes, the Ascon-Nesi Hazardous Waste Dumpsite has for decades reigned as one of Southern California's most benighted chunks of real estate. It was created some 70 years ago as a landfill ... More >>
Discovery Science Center
House of Blues
A 25-year-old law has presented a snag in getting a statue of Ronald Reagan erected in a Newport Beach park. But who needs a statue when you can have an entire park named in your honor? And not just any park, but the Orange County Great Park, which has been billed as the first great municipal par ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Flickr user Lucille MelvilleThe region famed for its conspicuous consumption conceals its trashy byproducts with little commotion.But, according to UCI researchers, Latinos and Asians in Southern California are "disproportionately exposed to toxic waste sites," putting members of affected communi ... More >>
Orange County Peforming Arts Center
MPowerOC, "Orange County's premiere men's social group for gay and bisexual men between the ages of 18 & 29," on Sunday, Feb. 28, presents its free "2nd Annual Newport Beach Gay Whale Watching Expedition."Which begs the question . . .
Grove of Anaheim
Fox Fullerton Theatre
"Who wants stickers for No on Prop. 8?" yelled out Jon, a young Vietnamese student at UC Irvine before the start of a Orange County history course in which I was to lecture. His enthusiasm was heartening--up until then, Anteaters where the epitome of the ever-elusive youth vote. As I walked to the ... More >>
Who said LSD was hard to come by? This is some of the most amusing, WTF-inducing audio-visual nonsense I've ogled since Paper Rad. Respect to Cyriak and his psychological issues being worked out in sound and pixels. Tip: The Gaslamp Killer via Pepper and Butter blog.
My Fair Lady
UCI Cluster Fuck: News emerged today that Michael J. Schroeder, OC GOP heavyweight, participated with a group of 20 fellow Republicans to pressure the UCI Chancellor from hiring liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the university's first law school. Michael V. Drake offered the job to Chemer ... More >>
Man vs. man-baby
Its not the O.C., not Disneyland, not Newport. Eight writers imagine the real place you call home
Washburns Orange Groove Show Encores
Shrinking your head with verse
Let a teenager do it for you
Orange County 2001: Younger, darker and safer than ever
A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River
How a software glitch produced the DAs gang problem