OC Weekly hereby calls bullshit on Estately.com (beats the hell out of us who that is also) for a glaring omission on its list of "The 18 Best U.S. Cities for Bros." Oxford, Mississippi? New Haven, Connecticut? Los The Fuck Angeles? For gosh sakes: Surf City INVENTED bros.Bro.
[Editor's Note: 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. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>
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Don't pay attention to the prophecies of St. Malachy: the world isn't ending because the next pope's name will be Petrus Romanus; it's ending because Vicente Fernández is retiring. The most Mexican Mexican of all time is ending his public performances this year, and his farewell tour is swinging th ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about Kobe's tweet defending Vanessa.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 8, 12:29 P.M.: It was almost a year ago that Kobe Bryant reacted with a hearty laugh after one of the many fans who swarmed him as he was placing a post-game meal order yelled the end of this rap from Dra ... More >>
Long Beach is neither Little Saigon nor Thai Town and so its lack of fast casual soup-and-noodles-only establishments comes as no surprise. The city is, however, a college town filled with many starving students craving affordable comfort food, so it does seem a little odd that Cyclo Noodles took so ... More >>
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has tossed the lawsuit a Garden Grove couple brought against the Staples Center after their toddler son fell to his death from a luxury suite after a November 2010 Lakers game.Arena management were not duty bound to watch Lucas Anthony Tang for the 2-year-ol ... More >>
UPDATE: Anne Eng informed us that as of now, the Wednesday clustertruck is not occurring every week. They are still coordinating with other luxe loncheras for a steady rotation. Best to follow Panfiniti for updates.ORIGINAL POST: Per our friends at Panfiniti, the newest clustertruck is on Wednesd ... More >>
Sayre BermanWhen we heard Jay-Z and Kanye West were playing the song "Niggas in Paris" multiple times during their Watch The Throne tour, we scratched out some highly scientific tabulations and calculated they would perform it 13 times in L.A. Here's how it all began. On the tour's first ni ... More >>
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was cited for "serious violations" of the federal Animal Welfare Act during this summer's engagements at the Honda Center in Anaheim and Staples Center in Los Angeles, an animal rights group charges.A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection report ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:44 P.M.: The family of the Garden Grove toddler who fell to his death during a Lakers-Warriors game in November has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the Staples Center.Unspecified damages and an injunction barring any more events at Staples until protective rail ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAccording to the LA Times, a woman from Hermosa Beach who allegedly sold dozens of fake tickets to a Lady Gaga concert on Craigslist has been ordered to pay at least $7,000 in restitution.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMissed Lady Gaga's flaming piano at her Staples show in August? Always wanted to wear diet cola cans in your hair along with thousands of other fans?
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our Lady Gaga slideshow here!Lady GagaAug. 11, 2010Staples CenterLady Gaga's Monster Ball gets compared to many things: West Hollywood during Halloween, Burning Man, Mardi Gras. But what it's really like is Disneyland--a well-produced, flawless display ... More >>
Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>
Be more jolly!Gustavo blogged about California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe forwarding to her knuckle-dragging followers an article critical of Best Buy's all inclusive Thanksgiving greeting including a happy Eid Al-Adha wish to Muslims, which naturally forced Babs to conclud ... More >>
Hmm, I just paired the words "memorial service" with the word "Twitter" and an exclamation point. I guess I'm going to hell.Anyway, if watching the televised coverage of this morning's Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center isn't enough for you (and why would it be? never enough dead ... More >>
Gabriel San RomanBY GABRIEL SAN ROMANIt's been 12 incomprehensible days since the shocking news that Michael Jackson died. Since that time, the prevailing feeling was that the immensity that is the King of Pop's musical legacy hadn't been properly or adequately paid tribute to...until today.I was on ... More >>
Photo by Keith May The media was out there, and so was the circus.Anyone who marveled at the incisive journalism and expert photography displayed in the coverage of animal-rights activist Melissa Sehgal's nude protest over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' upcoming Hon ... More >>
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