Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?
Well hello little darlings, let's take a look at this week in food. Edwin visited Lark Creek at Fashion Island for his print review and praised their ability to make truly delicious white people food. Then he told us that McDonald's is ditching its "Extra Value Menu" for a $5 one...strange to thin ... More >>
As we mentioned not too long ago, Pieology has plans to aggressively expand and get ahead of its competitors like Blaze Pizza and 800 Degrees in the DIY pizza business. About six stores are planned all around Southern California. The first store outside of the Fullerton original opened in Irvine N ... More >>
The Glass House
Well, hello ladies and germs, it's time again for food news in an easily digestible format. Have a look... First off, Edwin visited Pagolac Restaurant at their new location in Westminster, and while the food was still great - the new location was not so much. He spread the rumor that there will be ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The wristband watches your weight, wakes you up and more!
It's a common conundrum for California craft beer drinkers: Too many growlers, not enough shelf space. The assumption has been that current law only permits breweries to refill the 64-ounce to-go jugs if they're from their own shop. But in February, the head of the California Department of Alcoholic ... More >>
I am a little weary of bad news, cautionary tales and object lessons by way of instruction and warning. Another mass shooting? Thank the NRA. Mass spying on US citizens? Color me surprised, not. So, a little silver lining by way of the otherwise dark cloudy move by Whale of a Tale, whose terrific ow ... More >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
Perhaps it was the first science discovery you made as a kid. If you let your sugary cereal sit and dissolve in milk, you end up with something magical: cereal milk. (An aside: My grandmother would always serve us Corn Flakes in milk, and then add sugar. Not sure if she thought this was healthier th ... More >>
I especially like the title of a 12:30 panel at next weekend's two-day annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for its helpful reminder and either existential celebration or complaint. "You are Here: Perspectives on Life in Southern California," featuring Times columnists suggests tha ... More >>
Our little lit family's sojourns find us back from a week in Baja California Norte, Mexico by way of, yes, Chicago, Illinois and Maycomb, Alabama. Audio books are the absolute best travel companions (can pause, never need to go pee), and listening together to the first four cassettes (yes, old-schoo ... More >>
Cold War Kids Berkeley StudiosMarch 6, 2013Over the past month or so, the Cold War Kids have been playing small shows in Southern California, highlighted by a local show at The Observatory late last month. They've been showcasing new material from their forthcoming album, Dear Miss Lonely Heart ... More >>
Disneyland and California Adventure, which are practically printing money these days they've been so successful with the whole Cars Land thing, announced earlier this week the end to the Southern California resident program that provided reduced admission prices to locals.Perhaps the Mouse House's s ... More >>
Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DEAR EXENE: I'm about to open a record store in my area cat ... More >>
Summer is the season most of us associate with surfing because when we stick our toes in the water any other time the water is too dang cold.But hardcore surfers kill the waves any time of year, as witnessed by those hanging ten . . . er . . . hanging fin in the wake of a Dana Point whale watching b ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Garden Grove food truck makes awesome Korean pancakes—but they're not pancakes!
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston to do a book signing for my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Afterward, I went with friends and fans to enjoy some awesome Tex-Mex at El Real Tex-Mex, and among those who attended were two colleagues/pals from our sister paper, the Houston P ... More >>
Tony de los Reyes' exhibit at Grand Central Art Center brilliantly captures the never-ending U.S.-Mexico divide
My office is buried in books, not just in the arcana that I love so much but also new releases that I just throw into the piles, intent on reviewing them until some damn pedo-priest or crazy-ass politician goes nuts. It's on that note that I'm finally getting to review Mexican American Baseball in t ... More >>
For more than a year beginning in late 2009, Kyle Isamu Hamatake must have thought he'd devised the perfect Internet scam in Southern California.The Orange County man published online employment advertisements seeking drivers for sex industry escorts, tricked the individuals into making cash deposit ... More >>
You ever wonder why the In-n-Out crew is always so gosh-darn wholesome and young, as opposed to fast-food places, where it seems the average worker is now middle-aged and immigrant? It's because the Irvine-based chain has a specific image they want to project, one they craft carefully and ensure by ... More >>
See Also: *fun. - The Wiltern - 8/17/12* Phish - Long Beach Arena - 8/15/12 *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score Since reemerging a year ago, Southern California speed/thrash metal outfit Heretic have been pretty busy. Three members from the band's formative days, gui ... More >>
By: Katrina NattressThe Jezebelles are not your traditional choir. In fact, the Southern California all-girl rock 'n' roll choir has never even competed in a choral competition. Conversely, most of the ladies in the 17-member group have pasts in rock bands, and two years ago Kelsey Dyer formed The J ... More >>
Environmental and mammal-protection groups are hailing a recent California Coastal Commission vote they say will allow sea otters to swim freely and legally in Southern California waters.This is the result of the commission deciding unanimously last week that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposa ... More >>
Now here's something nice: for Military Appreciation Month, Farrell's is treating all servicemen and women past and present to an ice cream sundae from now to the end of May at all its Southern California locations, including Mission Viejo and Brea. The Red White and Blue Thank You Sundae is ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.If you're a baseball superfan like me, your GeekMeter™ has probably been in the red since Spri ... More >>
Back in January, we noticed a new Brazilian barbecue restaurant hiding next to Target on Tustin Street in Orange. The workers building out the restaurant said the owners hoped to open in February; we snarkily suggested April, and we were right.
A new report released by the University of Southern California ranks Orange County fourth among a five-county region when it comes to the number of racially balanced cities."Racially Balanced Cities in Southern California, 1990 to 2010" measured local representation of four major population group ... More >>
City National Grove of Anaheim
The Weather ChannelHere in SoCal, unless you're a huge weather nerd or have family where there's actually weather, our wild guess is that you're not an avid watcher of The Weather Channel. Seems that producers are hoping to change that. In an effort to boost its viewership, the channe ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I'm not gonna lie. I didn't spend my formative years as a music listener (late-80's/earl ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 18, 10:57 A.M.: "The Court must impose monetary sanctions to deter the Government from deceiving the Court again," Judge Cormac Carney of the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana writes in his Islamic Shura Council v. FBI ruling. He gave the council 14 days to come up with ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 7, 9:52 A.M.: Founder Gary Tovar explains the lineup in a statement: "The artists and lineup for these special shows were chosen to reflect the bands that embraced and were instrumental in building Goldenvoice from day one. Like us, they had just the right screws loose. Because of th ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. I leave for tour in two days. And I'm not ready. Again.You'd think that after touring for ab ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I've never been really big on "hairstyles," as a damning Google image search of me will surel ... More >>
While the debt-ceiling crisis was averted today, even President Barack Obama indicated that much more work needs to be done in a Washington, D.C., that's split between those who do not want to tax the super rich and those who do not want to cut services to the very poor.Perhaps everyone is focuse ... More >>
Mark Katches wrote and edited for the Orange County Register for a decade. Now he's in Berkeley, serving as editorial director of California Watch, a project of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting that also has an office near the Capitol in Sacramento. California Watch aims to fill t ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Though the weather was overcast Saturday morning, and parking was at a premium, that didn't stop hundreds of people from attending the debut of Orange's latest farmers' market, the one with the most potential upswing.
Downtown Santa Ana
Flickr user zieakAs always, so many great things this week we have to give it to you after the jump!
A look at what STAGES, Theater Out, Monkey Wrench Collective and other great OC theater companies will stage in 2011
[Hole In the Wall] Orange's new Sinaloan dive helps you attain an aguachile summer
Hangin with the haters at Santa Anas Day Without an Immigrant