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  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    OC Human Trafficking Statistics and Awareness Campaign Unveiled at OCTA Headquarters

    The Orange County Transportation Authority is, of course, all about the traffic, but the trafficking that's the focus of OCTA's "Be The One" public awareness campaign that was unveiled Wednesday morning is the human kind.

  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    Summer Movies Don't Have to Suck

    Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow—and the next months

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Garden Grove Medicare Cheat Filed 15,000 Fake Claims & Gets Sweetheart Punishment

    Even federal prosecutors will agree that Mary Lim was a busy, busy woman at Seoul East-West Medical Center, her Garden Grove clinic. During a two-year period ending in 2008, Lim submitted approximately 15,000--that's not a typo--fraudulent Medicare claims to the government in an effort to steal $2, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Ten OC Guys You've Probably Dated

    Last week, we brought you a list detailing the 10 types of girls OC men have probably dated in their life, classic archetypes ranging from the Christian to the Mexican to--of course--the MILF. Of course, sensitive types got on our case, castigating us for stereotyping our gals as such and deeming us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Wedding Palace, Billed as First-Ever Asian American Rom-Com, was Shot in LA and Seoul

    Producers of the indie Wedding Palace, which opens tonight at Edwards University in Irvine as well as select cinemas in LA, New York and Hawaii, claim it is "the first Asian American romantic comedy and family movie to open in U.S. theaters." Can that possibly be correct?

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Haeyoon Miller's Family Gets More Than $1 mil from Newport Beach for Death by Fallen Tree

    The Newport Beach City Council agreed to pay more than $1 million to the parents of a successful businesswoman crushed by a falling tree in September 2011. The council actually approved the payments to the family of Haeyoon Miller in April, but they were not disclosed until Monday's meeting because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Radio Internationale: Bringing Communist Anthems to KUCI's Airwaves

    DJ John Kim is a communist and a Karl Marx-loving socialist. He's also down to earth, extremely friendly, despite being unsurprisingly alienated by our modern pop culture. Kim is sitting in a chair in the KUCI studios surrounded by CDs and vinyl from every genre and time period. "This is Radio Int ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2013

    The Cokscars? Or: The Awards the Newport Beach Film Festival Didn't Hand Out

    For your consideration, 16 commendations that really matter

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Restaurant Roll Call for January 2013

    So many restaurants opened this month, despite January being a notoriously slow month for the business. Irvine continues to see a boom in Asian eateries and Tustin is now home to an El Toro Bravo and their ginormous burritos. Here's our monthly list of "open and shut cases."

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    'The Tower' Is a Romantic Comedy-turned-Disaster Epic

    Exciting things happen in tall buildings

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2012

    Orange County Wife Beater Upset Federal Officials Deported Him To South Korea

    South Korean Paul Hyunpyo Lee pleaded guilty in 2004 to committing felonies and misdemeanors involving wife beating, child abuse, criminal threats and drug possession in exchange for a sweetheart deal inside Orange County Superior Court.Judge M. Marc Kelly could have sentenced Lee to four years and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    BIG BANG - Honda Center - November 3, 2012

    BIG BANGHonda CenterNovember 3, 2012So if you haven't heard about the Korean boy-band, BIG BANG, trust me, you will soon.  Riding the K-Pop invasion into the United States, led by Psy and Gangnam Style, BIG BANG is on their first U.S. tour.  For two nights in a row, they sold out the Honda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Psy Gets 'Freaked Out' About His Fame. Here's Five Other Things We Learned About The 'Gangnam Style' Star In His Reddit AMA

    You've seen the video (over and over and--my God, is this still a thing?--over). And all its parodies, too. ("Hitler Style," anyone?) But yesterday, for the first time, fans got a chance to actually converse with "Gangnam Style" superstar Psy (well, virtually) in his "Ask Me Anything" session o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The Anatomy Of A K-Pop Fan

    This Saturday, thousands of K-pop fanatics will descend upon Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine for KCON, a super-charged convention celebrating all things hallyu. K-pop--that's Korean pop for the uninitiated--is moving at a speed faster than Psy's pelvic thrusts, and the first-ever U.S. event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Why the Hell is Psy So Popular?

    See Also:* Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Records* No Doubt In Their Own Words* Matisyahu on Acting, His Growth and His BeardBy now, most Southern Californians, if not the entire world where there is an internet connection, should know, in one way or the other, Psy, a South-Korean r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    On the Line: Phillip Chang of Yogurtland, Part Two

    I dropped by the original Yogurtland near Cal State Fullerton after our interview. While we loved the value, my original impression used to be that the formula was a little icy for my taste. However, this visit was different from what I remember. Sure, the pastel décor (European-inspired and design ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Peppy Kia Rio Ex Kicks Off Greener Car Reviews

    Today we begin here at Navelgazing's "Ride Me" lot one in an occasional--and someday, perhaps, weekly--series on consumer vehicles powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines, my tears or other alternative sources.Kicking things off is the peppy litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Santa Ana Water Rates Among World's Best

    ​Santa Ana, an Orange County city whose murders, graduation rates and housing values make it constantly in need of a hug, at least has bragging rights when it comes to one thing.Tap water.For the second straight year, the county seat's Water Resources Division has been recognized for producing amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    What We Learned, March 3-9

    ​It's my dick in a box, I mean, a look at the week past and what we learned for it.MARCH 3: Kristen Wiig and host Lindsay Lohan appear in a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit mixing two iconic local entities: The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Unreal Princesses of Disneyland. "Weekend Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    This Factory in Georgia Makes Chopsticks For People in Asia

    ​CNN Money has a wonderful story on Jae Lee, a man who launched a chopstick factory in Georgia. Strange? Sure. Successful? Absolutely.   The South Korea-born entrepreneur founded Georgia Chopsticks, which makes four million sets of the disposable wooden utensils each week, exporting them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Silenced, Which Sparked Outrage in South Korea, Opens in Surf City Tonight

    ​A new film opening in Huntington Beach tonight has prompted outraged viewers to demand tougher penalties for sex crimes and stronger laws to protect children and the disabled from sexual abuse.No, it's not Puss in Boots.It's Silenced or Dogani (The Crucible), and perhaps the title confusion wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    On the Line: Diane Yoon of Merely Sweets, Part One

    Photo by Kevin Lara​Our final subject for "Unofficial Ladies Month" at On the Line is classically trained pastry chef Diane Yoon. Her dessert shop, Merely Sweets, is a collaboration with a classmate and her brother. She wanted to check out Portola Coffee Lab, so we spent a lazy SoCo morning sippin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with Removal of 100 Trees:] Can Death Be Blamed on Last Week's Small Earthquake?

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 21, 9:45 A.M.: Whether or not a small earthquake earlier in the day caused a 10-ton Blue Gum Eucalyptus to fall and crush to death Haeyoon Miller on Thursday afternoon, the city of Newport Beach is cutting down 100 more trees in the same area.The city announced Tuesday evening that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    On The Line: Sea Kyeong Kim of Charlie Palmer At Bloomingdales, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Our interview with Chef Kim continues as we look into his background in Korea, as well as his aspirations for the future. We also hear about his experience working for previous On The Line subject, Amar Santana. Stay in the loop by reading Part One here, and get your heirlo ... More >>

  • Food

    August 11, 2011

    Dat Thanh Sells Nom Nom Nem Nuong Cuon

    [Hole In the Wall] This Westminster family restaurant has the best barbecue spring rolls in OC—but the broken-rice dishes are even better

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Allen Baylis, Surf City Lawyer, is Source on Stories About Red-Light Cameras, Nudity and Raëlians

    ​Huntington Beach attorney Allen Baylis is making the media rounds this week thanks to two issues he regularly fights in court: government use of red-light cameras and government bans on public nudity.As Orange and Westminster this week consider joining Anaheim in banning red-light cameras, Baylis ... More >>

  • Food

    June 23, 2011

    Neveria Flor de Mexico Offers a Treatise on Icy Treats

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Where to go this summer for frozen fun you can eat

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Samuel Chai Cho Oh Gets Prison Time For Selling Diplomas at Fake University

    ICEA fake graduation ceremony at the fake school, California Union University. Hundreds of "students" "attended" Fullerton's "California Union University," a school with possibly no books or classes or teachers.It was a school run by 66-year-old pastor Samuel Chai Cho Oh, who was sentenced on Monday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Han Seoul Oh in '5 Fast 5 Furious'

    ​Alliteration isn't the only thing going for 5 Fast 5 Furious--apparently the Asian guy in it is called Han Seoul Oh, says FilmDrunk. It seems like it's not a joke: Bravo, Fast and the Furious for being really subtle and naming a Korean race car driver Han in earlier movies, and then changing it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    [UPDATED] Yeon Woo Lee, OC Homicide No. 2: Visiting Korean Shot to Death, Possibly Over Business Flap

    Beong Kwun Cho​UPDATE, JAN. 28, 4:17 P.M.: 51-year-old Beong Kwun Cho did not enter a plea to charges he murdered his childhood friend Yeon Woo Lee because today's scheduled arraignment was continued to Feb. 18.The Cerritos resident is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enh ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 27, 2011

    Forever 21 Is Foreverywhere

    [Trendzilla] The fast-fashion giant is coming to a mall near you

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2010

    Five Great Pickles for National Pickle Day

    Flickr user ehfisher​In honor of National Pickle Day, The Counter Custom Burgers slashed prices on their Fried Dill Pickle Chips to a dollar this Sunday, November 14 (go while you can!). There are two OC locations: Irvine and Newport Beach. You can also get fried pickle chips at Beachwood BBQ, Luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: SamYang Topokki - Red Pepper Paste Dipped Snack

    Edwin GoeiName: SamYang Topokki - Red Pepper Paste Dipped Snack Origin: Korea Found at: H-Mart, Garden Grove Cost: $0.79

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Five Great Hangover Cures (And Where To Get Them)

    I seem to have been blessed with the constitution of an ox; it doesn't seem to matter what I drink, I simply don't get hung over very easily. Despite a long and sordid history of drinking, I didn't get hung over for the first time until I was nearly 31, after an ill-advised pub crawl in Hong Kong wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010


    Edwin Goei​Name: Crunky Ball Chocolate Origin: Korea Found at: H-Mart, Irvine Cost: $3.49 Ingredients: Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Corn, Vegetable Fat, Lactose, Whey Permeate Pwder, Emulsifer (Soy bean), Arabic Gum, Salt, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Artificial Flavor (V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    U2 Rose Bowl Show to Be Streamed Live on YouTube

    Chris SansenbachU2 in Anaheim, April 2005.​U2, YouTube. It just makes too much sense.We talked earlier this week about how massively packed the Rose Bowl in Pasadena will be for the U2 show this Sunday, with 100,000 cross-generational music fans coming from across Southern California--really, just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Carrie Brownstein Calls Weezer the 'Ultimate Novelty Band'

    Former Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein has a blog on NPR called Monitor Mix (stick with me), and yesterday she called out Weezer for being "the ultimate novelty band." Specifically, she targeted two of their new songs, "I'm Your Daddy" and "The Girl Got Hot," which the band debuted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/10

    ANAHEIM DUCKS, 7pm Head to the Honda Center to watch the Ducks in action as they battle the Boston Bruins. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 704-2500 JARS OF CLAY, 7pm Tonight’s show features Jars of Clay with NeedtoBreathe. House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disn ... More >>

  • Film

    March 8, 2007

    Threat-level: Killer Tadpole

    Korean box-office monster emerges from the Han River to slime us stateside in The Host

  • Food

    May 11, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The county's best damn dining guide

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    The Anaheim Example: How grammar will save baseball

    Last night, Anaheim was home to both The Happiest Place on Earth™ and a little corner of Mudville, where there is no joy, because last night in Anaheim, Team USA was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. Mexico beat the major leaguers representing United States, 2-1. Only four teams now ... More >>

  • Food

    February 23, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This Week in Numbers

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    September 22, 2005
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    May 12, 2005
  • Columns

    January 8, 2004

    Dear Register Reader

    We respond to the Registers readers because the Reggie wont and we think, frankly, thats just bad form

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Red Ken

    OCC poli sci prof harangues college protestors

  • Film

    April 3, 2003
  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Keep Your Trap Shut

    Traveling through the new Vietnam

  • Food

    November 18, 1999

    The Raw and the Cooked

    Getting to the heart of Irvines Chinese subculture

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    Beyond Politics

    Asian fest films get personal

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