The revelation from her party leader, President Barack Obama, that ending the war in Afghanistan will involve leaving about 10,000 U.S. troops there through 2016 does not sit well with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). "Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over 10 years," says the senior me ... More >>
Dark, dirty, offensive...yeah some might consider comedian Eddie Ifft all of the above, but guess what? He doesn't want to be "tame" and we personally couldn't be more pleased about it. It is after all what makes this man tick and if you are a fan of keeping it real, then you'd love Eddie just as mu ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
Gorge on this year's Oscar-nominated short films
See Update No. 2 on page 2 with the IIFF award winners.See Update No. 1 on the next page identifying the nine IIFF selections among the Oscar nominees. ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 4, 5:18 P.M.: The lineup for the second annual Irvine International Film Festival running Jan. 17-21 at Edwards Westpark 8 inclu ... More >>
The rambunctious lineup includes nine Oscar nominees
PB&J. We always thought it was a neutral--albeit boring--lunch option. Seemed like the type of food that would stay out of trouble.We were so wrong.
Anaheim is not only the scene of protests surrounding officer-involved shootings, but in recent years, it has become the site of a mass influx of refugees, mostly from Iraq. California receives the largest number of refugees after Texas, and while it's not clear how many settle in Orange County, a ... More >>
The scene that set the stage for Anaheim Latinos' eternal mistrust of police
It's easy to complain about air travel, especially when TSA agents feel you up like it's prom night and then the guy behind you plops his flaking feet on your arm rest. But typically, the end reward is getting where you want to go in a conceivable amount of time. Not for Stephen Persaud. On May 11, ... More >>
Dave LiebermanAnaheim is continuing its reputation as the most multicultural city in Orange County; it's hard to think of another city that is home to so many ethnic enclaves, from Middle Eastern to Samoan, from Korean to Mexican.One of the growing communities in West Anaheim is what I'll call Ho ... More >>
Hero of villain?The death by roadside bomb of Santa Ana native and Army Ranger Kristoffer B. Domeij has drawn two very different reactions. Controversial conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace site wonders if Domeij's death proves the U.S. military is spread too thin as he was on ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] In this classic list of reader responses, you tell a Mexican!
Man, SanTana cracks me up sometimes--okay, ALL THE TIME. The Orange County Register's Andrew Galvin wrote a good piece yesterday ostensibly about efforts by Latino activists to try and persuade the SanTana City Council at this past Monday's meeting to ask its police department to stop impounding ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] Orange County's first Somali restaurant impresses with its fried bread and other specialties
The AdamsUPDATE, FEB. 22, 6:51 A.M.: The Pentagon reports all four passengers aboard a yacht that was hijacked by Somali pirates are dead, including the former Newport Beach couple that owned the S/V Quest.A Navy warship was following the S/V Quest and U.S. officials were negotiating with t ... More >>
He's ill.What's the most dangerous place for Christians to practice their faith?No, it's not San Francisco.Or Miami's South Beach.
This week, Heard Mentality is giving away a pair of tickets each to K'naan at the House of Blues, Johnny Vato's Tribute to Halloween show and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros at the Grove.Find out how after the jump.
Headline: Poll: What Should Muslim Disney Worker Do?Comment by Free Wheeling Franklin: Put her in a veil and harem pants and stick her in It's a Small World.Comment by gimmeabreak: Why is the model illustrated wearing a smile? I don't believe I've ever seen a muslim woman smile.............no, I' ... More >>
Headline: Muslim Employee Accused Disney of DiscriminationComment by caseclosed: She needs to get off her camel and wipe the sand out of her eyes she's in America now.Comment by bg: If I saw someone dressed in Islamic garb working anywhere (and that includes Disneyland), I'd run and duck for cove ... More >>
Action all-stars cast get nostalgic for their legacy of brutality in 'The Expendables'
The multicultural mummies of 'Secrets of the Silk Road' don't disappoint
Pham: come along way after a sergeant called him "Fang, Fong, Fam!"In time for the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon at the end of the month, Random House is publishing a $15 paperback version of "A Sense of Duty: Our Journey from Vietnam to America" by Mission Viejo resident Quang Pham.Pham ... More >>
BoykinHonors for hosting the most controversial book signing of the week go to Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which Friday night hosts retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, who famously said George W. Bush was not elected by a majority of Americans but "appointed by God," and that America is hated ar ... More >>
John Robert Bolton, the neocon's neocon, laps up the hosannas of fellow knuckle-draggers May 28 when he is the special guest of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The nonprofit, 500-member council--which since its 1967 founding has hosted Prince Andrew, Vicente Fox, Hans Blix and several ot ... More >>
The Great Skate, Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. through March 15Irvine's Great Park (you know, home to that dollar-sucking Great Balloon) brings the simple, youthful joy of ice skating to the park in an attempt to well, just do something fun and care-free for the community in these bleak times.Great Park, Sa ... More >>
Ragga Muffin Festival
In "Good Medicine" Daffodil J. Altan interviews Mary Jo Frawley of Doctors Without Borders, who may live in Sunset Beach, but her head and hart are in Sri Lanka, Somalia, Mexico, Angola . . . News has Daffodil J. Altan explaining how Santa Ana Unified School District offers a lesson in upgrading and ... More >>
People frequently assume I'm a SanTana native, but that's probably because I devote so many stories to the Banana Republic. Fact is (as I've said a billion times in this paper and blog), I'm a proud fourth-generation Anaheimer (pre-order my coming book on the subject) who will proclaim Anaheim's sup ... More >>
We've already documented how California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe is anti-Muslim in addition to anti-Mexican. But while Babs always tries to differentiate between legal Mexicans and ILLEGALS, she doesn't bother with such subtleties when it comes to the sons and daughters of I ... More >>
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