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  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst: 9 Global Hot Spots

    What follows is a picture of the groundwater challenges at home and abroad. I must concede that I became depressed while putting this together, but then remembered far more brilliant people are working on ways to manage our way out of this crisis. We just need more of these folks to make it a priori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Ahimsa Vegan Cafe

    Last year, Long Beach's oldest vegan and raw restaurant unceremoniously disappeared from its long-standing location at 340 E. 4th St., without so much as a closing party or note to loyal customers. Despite wonky hours and notoriously slow cook times, Zephyr was the much-loved bastion of health food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez: End the Afghanistan War and Bring All U.S. Troops Home Now

    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 >>

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013

    Richard Kraft Work

    Laguna Art Museum's 'ex•pose' series looks at the British artist

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    On The Line: Kerri Cacciata Minton Of The Yost Theater, Part One

    We were candid when admitting to Kerri that we had no idea The Yost even served food (You know, besides the deep-fried variety that goes so well with cocktails). Yet the more we got to know Minton, the more we realized just how her lifestyle revolves around food. Whether it's her edible garden or co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Oytun Ayse Mihalik, Former CVS Pharmacist, Gets 5 Years in Federal Prison for Aiding Al-Qaeda

    Earlier this month, Moxley told us the fabulous tale of one Oytun Ayse Mihalik of La Palma, a former CVS pharmacist whom the feds accused of raising money for Al Qaeda. Using the name "Cindy Palmer," Mihalik sent a couple of thousand to folks in Pakistan who wanted to harm American soldiers--she ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Indonesian Food Festival This Weekend in Hacienda Heights!

    Now that you've eaten your weight in bánh chưng at Little Saigon's Tet Festival this past weekend, how about the Indonesian equivalent called bacang, or how about sate, or gado gado? The cuisine of the fourth most populous country on Earth behind, China, India and us (it's true, look it up), wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Eat This Now: Sullungtang at Jang Mo Gip

    Buena Park doesn't get much foodie love, even though it's at the intersection of our burgeoning South Asian and Korean populations. The Indian and Pakistani restaurants, including our Best Indian Restaurant from 2011 (Namastey India), are migrating east from Artesia; the Koreans are bent on making B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    On The Line: Geeta Bansal Of Clay Oven, Part One

    Geeta Bansal doesn't sit still. Her travel plans to visit chefs Europe are around the corner, and they've just finalized plans for another dinner collaboration-- and that's just for October. Most recently, they served wild boar at Taste of Newport. Plans to prep their signature Thanksgiving turkeys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Copts and Muslims Will Meet Tonight at Islamic Society of Orange County To Show The World Neither Group is Crazy

    In one word, it was disgusting. That's how Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, described the amateurish film that was blamed for instigating violent protests in Libya and Egypt, as well as others in Sudan, Indonesia, and Pakistan, last week. American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    The OCeeker: Guru Nanak Sikh Temple and the Headwear Mishap

    Everybody loves a play on words, ye heathen, so let's get this outta the way real quick-like: The OCeeker transformed his glorious person into the O'Sikher on a recent Wednesday night in Buena Park, when his graceful footfall blessed the grounds of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple of USA.He committed one fuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    A Reason To Scream: Vanilla Shortage Forcing Higher Ice Cream Prices

    When gas prices creep upwards, Costco lines resemble Toy Story Mania at Disney's California Adventure. But what would you do if ice cream got more expensive? Guess we're about to find out. Per The London Telegraph, worldwide shortages of vanilla may force our cold sweetie to empty our pockets a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    For Ravi Shankar, There'll Always Be Sitars in the Sky

    ​Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2012

    Nameberry Is a Baby Name-Pedia

    [Trendzilla] The website that has every possible baby name known to man—even Fitzwilliam

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Rep. Rohrabacher Seeks Citizenship, Medal for Pakistani Doctor Who Helped Nab bin Laden

    ​The medical doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden--only to be left hung out to dry in Pakistan--is getting an assist from an unlikely source: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. The Costa Mesa Republican--who blames most societal ills on illegal immigration and vomits a little in his own m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Ten Great Vegetarian Restaurants in OC

    ​Orange County, for all its Republican, meat-and-potatoes reputation, has a fantastic array of vegetarian restaurants; not just vegetarian, but vegan, and from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. We have little patience with hippy-dippy vegetarian places that skimp on flavor in order to emphasize ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Irvine Fine Arts Center Welcomes the 99 Percent

    Three exhibits show the world in perpetual Occupy mode

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    This Week In Food: RIP The Helm, Slater's 50/50, Free Food From Seabirds Truck

    RIP the Helm :-(We lost several good men this week including Costa Mesa's the Helm bar, Sassoon Chicken in Orange, and South Coast Winery in Santa Ana, to name a food. But our news wasn't all bleak this week. See our good news of the week after the jump!

  • Food

    August 25, 2011

    A Silver Spoon in Your Mouth

    [Hole In the Wall] The Pakistani store Irvine Halal Meat sells a great lunch buffet—and a Paki-Mexi burrito from heaven

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    Trevor Hall Is Enlightened

    [Locals Only] Living with monks (not named Thelonious) has made the singer/songwriter a wiser man

  • Columns

    August 18, 2011

    Whaddaya Call a Half-Mexican, Half-Something Else?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] In this classic list of reader responses, you tell a Mexican!

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    New York Times: Is Yelp Being Gamed?

    ​Last year Yelp was slapped with a class action lawsuit that alleged unfair business practices and accused the company of running an "extortion scheme." This year, the New York Times reports that there may be even more sinister forces at work, one that the company itself is trying to stem.This wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    [UPDATED: Will Goat Boy Replace Bin Laden As Top Fugitive?] Adam Gadahn, OC's Terrorist Goat Boy, Silent on Bin Laden

    ​[UPDATED: MAY 3, 12:21 PM] The Orange County Register is speculating that Adam "Goat Boy" Gadahn may replace Osama bin Laden as America's top fugitive, noting that the FBI has marked former most wanted man bin Laden as "deceased," and that Gadahn is currently ranked as Number 2 on that list. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    5 LA-Based Food Trucks That Should Come To OC More Often in 2011

    Come on, LA food trucks. We know traffic on the 5 and 405 sucks, but if you make Orange County a regular stop on your weekly routes, you'd surely have lines waiting. Bonus: OC has more parking. Here are five of my favorites: 1. LudoTruck LudoTruck​I had a chance to try the very-hype ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    The Five Most Played-Out Food Trends of 2010

    ​It's the end of the year; time for retrospectives both heartwarming and heartburning. This year's trip down memory lane starts with trends that have reached the ends of their useful lives and need to be sent down the knacker's yard to die an ignominious death.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    #10. Any Ice Cream at Stricklands Ice Cream

    Edwin GoeiYou'll have noticed we're changing who writes this feature on a day by day basis: this is how you know we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands October 14!

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Report: Illegal Population to Soar if Birthright Citizenship RepealedComment by WRESTLER76: So basically anyone that came over with Christopher Columbus and after him are illegals and none of there descendents have a right to be here, only native americans ... so i agree, lets start wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    #56. Chicago Dog at Portillo's

    Flickr user meghannmarco​We're nearly halfway through our list of 100 great dishes to eat in Orange County and its environs. See the previous choices at the end of the post.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    #57. Kibbeh at Zait & Za'atar

    Dave Lieberman​We're nearly halfway through our list of 100 great dishes to eat in Orange County and its environs. See the previous choices at the end of the post.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    #58. Gobi Paratha at Traditions

    Dave Lieberman​We're nearly halfway through our list of 100 great dishes to eat in Orange County and its environs. See the previous choices at the end of the post.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    #60. Eggs, Charcuterie and Bread at Uyen Thy Bistro

    Dave Lieberman​We're nearly halfway through our list of 100 great dishes to eat in Orange County and its environs. See the previous choices at the end of the post.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Haldiram's Samosa

    Edwin Goei​Name: Haldiram's Samosa Origin: India Found at: Radhika Sweets & Spices, Tustin

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Anti-Sex Slave Trade Event in Laguna Beach on Saturday

    Fight sex slave trafficking on Saturday​You may know Farrah Emami as a talented press spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney's office, but in her spare time she also co-chairs a special fund raising event this Saturday in Laguna Beach to help support the teenage victims of human traff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Sam Gupta of Traditions, Part 1

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Sam Gupta is the proprietor of Traditions in Tustin, the newest but already one of the best Indian restaurants in a town full of Indian restaurants. On the newsy side, his place was recently granted a beer and wine license after a long drawn out struggle with la ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Akram Khan Dance Company: Bahok

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Food

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Avanti Cafe International Tuesday Menu for January

    My continued favorite food happening is 2008 OC Weekly Best Restaurant Avanti Cafe's International Tuesdays, where $11.50 gets you a three-course meal of cuisines rare to these parts. This month's theme: regional cuisines of India, as follows. Note "Veronica" and "Bart" are the junior chefs at Avant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Gunga Din, Bring Copy!

    Sources we know who know sources at the Register say there's a rumor circulating around Grand Street, namely that the visionary wizards at Freedom Communications are about to embark on a new experiment: outsourcing weekend copy editing for the Register-owned San Clemente Sun-Post to the Indian subco ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 29, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    Special long-questions edicion

  • Food

    October 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/16

    KIDS YOGA, 4:15pm This is for the little ones. Introduce those 3-10 year olds to yoga postures, breathing techniques, and focus. Offered every Tuesday. Yoga World, 6511 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 804-5525 SAUCING LIKE A PROFESSIONAL: SAUCES FOR MEAT, 6pm Join ... More >>

  • Food

    August 2, 2007

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    January 4, 2007
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    August 11, 2005
  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Perfect Sound forever

    Everything in the world is Aaron Ximms pop song

  • Food

    December 18, 2003

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Rasthal Vegetarian Cuisine

  • Food

    June 20, 2002

    How Delicious

    Veggies, cocktails and cow tongue with DJ Wanda

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