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  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Christina Pazsitzky LOVES Jorts, Hates Whistling in Public

    [Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Last time we talked to comedian Christina Pazsitzky, we completely agreed with her when she describe ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2014

    Aaron Kushner's Wrecking Ball

    The Boston millionaire claimed he'd save The Orange County Register and transform journalism. He didn't

  • Columns

    December 5, 2013

    What is Champurrado, Atole and Ponche?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican cholos dress like gang members?

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Starbucks UK Introduces The "Duffin"--a Donut-Muffin Hybrid

    The cronut craze has inspired some knock-offs, most of them just renamings of the same croissant-donut formula. But now even the corporations are getting into the game. Starbucks in the UK has introduced something called the "Duffin", its attempt at cross-breeding breakfast pastries. What is "duffi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    UCI Cops Seek Man Who "Inappropriately" Touched Female Students, Bothers Others

    UC Irvine Police are looking for a pervert. No, that's not an insight into officers' personal lives but a warning to the campus community about a white man, age late 50s to early 60s, who has been bothering females who appear to be college students in and around UCI.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Starbucks To Raise Prices Tomorrow

    If you weren't reading this article, would you have even noticed that certain Starbucks drinks will have cost 10 more cents this week than last week? The price of some beverages at the coffee giant will see an increase effective tomorrow, June 25, the first price change in about two years. It will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Starbucks To Start Posting Calorie Counts On Menus Nationwide

    Wake up and smell the calories! Beginning next week, all Starbucks nationwide will begin posting calorie counts on the menu ahead of the federal mandate that will go into effect later this year. The company is already required to do so at New York stores and calorie counts for its drinks and food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Burger King Offers 25-Cent Seattle's Best Coffee

    It ain't free, but compared to what Starbucks charges, it is. Burger King, in efforts to promote their new line of coffee by Seattle's Best (which is owned by Starbucks, if you didn't already know), is offering a small 12-ounce cup of either their hot or iced coffee for 25-cents. 

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Woman Claims To Have Lost 85 Pounds By Eating All Her Meals At Starbucks

    MSNBC reports that a 66-year-old woman has lost 85 pounds by eating all her meals at her local Starbucks. She has an oatmeal and coffee in the morning, and resorts to those pre-packaged boxed meals in the display fridge for her lunch and dinner. It's all about those nutritional labels, she says. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Los Dioses de la Cafeína: Das Cortez

    After a night spent out late on Sixth Street or in the pulsating, mind-altering nightclub known as Clássico, the body needs two things: restorative caffeine, and something chile-spiked and offal-y. The latter is easily found anywhere in downtown Tijuana, with menudo and birria practically bursting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Theorem: Portola's Specialty Concept Bar For The Ultimate Coffee Nerd

    For a little over a year, Portola Coffee Lab has been educating, surprising and inspiring the caffeine-deficient in OC and beyond, prompting java lovers to hang up their Starbucks mugs for good. The Costa Mesa shop has surely won us over with its specialty beans and unique brewing processes--check o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Starbucks Invests In Mobile Payment Startup

    Wired Magazine equated the $25 million investment the coffee giant recently made to a mobile startup called Square to when eBay decided to partner with a little startup called PayPal.The techies are gabbing about how big a deal this is for Square, vaulting them to "it" status with the words "game-ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Newport Libraries Can Now Kick Out People Who Don't Shower

    The library is a wonderful place of information and literary gems to be enjoyed by all. Well, all except those who stink up the place with their rank-ass BO.   Last night, the Newport Beach City Council approved a new policy that allows employees to order people to leave for a "lack of per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Starbucks To Start Opening Tea Shops?

    Starbucks got Americans hooked on coffee--can they do the same with tea? The coffee empire is opening its first Tazo tea store in Seattle this October. Bloomberg reports that the shop will offer more than 80 varieties of loose-leaf tea, priced by the ounce, and feature a tea station where custo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Vegans Bugged By New Starbucks Natural Color Additive

    ​Fresh from what seem like a victory against the "pink slime" beef, now there's some controversy about what Starbucks is starting to put in their Strawberry Frappuccinos.The substance is called cochineal extract, which is a food coloring made from crushed bugs. It's not new. Also known as carmine, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Six Ways to Stop Being a Douchebag at Starbucks

    ​You probably don't know it, but every time you go to a Starbucks, 14 people behind you in line are shooting daggers at you and trying to kill you by modulating their alpha waves . . . and yes, it's your fault. You're the inconsiderate, self-absorbed douchebag, and you infest every coffee shop in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    OC Judge Reversed For Cruel Treatment of Ex-Husband in Child Support Case

    ​By 2010, Southern California home building executive James E. Lockington lost 99 percent of his $14,500 monthly income, short sold his house to prevent foreclosure, loaded his credit cards with debt and moved into his sister's house to avoid becoming homeless, but Superior Court Judge Ronald P. K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Now Open: Breakaway Bar & Grill Inside John Wayne Airport

    ​Last week was opening day for John Wayne Airport's newest arrival, the Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill. Located in expanded Terminal C, between Southwest Gates 18 and 19, passengers can leisurely await flights with cocktails, sandwiches and flat-screen televisions. We scored a booth overl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Dr. Alvin Yee Met 'Patients' At OC Starbucks, Allegedly Wrote Prescriptions For $600

    flickr user Yosuke Hasegawa​​An Irvine-based doctor who allegedly did his shady business transactions at Starbucks was arrested last night after a year-long investigation.Alvin Ming-Czech Yee, 43, allegedly met with more than 10 "patients" a night -- usually at a Starbucks -- and wrote them pres ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011

    Chuck Boogie Trio

    Commonwealth Lounge

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    In Praise of Starbucks' Mini-Cupcakes

    ​I only go to Starbucks when having to buy coffee for others, so I've been able to slowly eat through their food offerings over the years, scavenging over leftovers that my friends either didn't eat, didn't like and handed off to me, or that I was able to score via guilt trips. The food has never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour Returns This Friday

    Starbucks good, DUI bad...​If you manage to scrape yourself off the floor after a rousing Cinco de Mayo, stumble into your nearest Starbucks for a sobering happy hour. Reusable mug, coupons, and secret phrases not required.Starting Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 15, participating stores will ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Delaware North Says its Offer for John Wayne Airport Food Contract Won't Rip Off Consumers, Like Rival Bid HMSHost would

    Flickr user b r e n t​Many of ustedes are probably going through John Wayne Airport for points north and east this week, probably munching on food you brought with you from home lest you get ripped off at Mickey D's or Starbucks. Many of you are hoping that the Orange County Board of Supervisors a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Worst Restaurant in the Anaheim Resort: Five Contenders

    Original image: heidigoseek @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Ding-dong, the witch is dead, the witch is dead, the witch is dead...​The Baker's Square on Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove closed at some point. I'm not sure when, but I only noticed it a few weeks ago when we had friends staying in the area an ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 1, 2010
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    March 29, 2010

    Is Brea Downtown Doomed?

    Brea, Brea, what is going on with your downtown? The grand civic experiment that housed some of the only non-chain restaurants in the entire city is now sprouting more and more blank doorways as restaurants close.​

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Free Cone Day a Raging Success; Free Pastry Day, Not So Much

    Dave Lieberman​Did you get your free pastry yesterday? What about your free Ben and Jerry's ice cream cone?

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Overheard at the Farmers' Market

    Original image: nataliemaynor @ CC BY 2.0​As predicted, the crowds at the Irvine farmers' market this weekend were thinner; New Year's resolutions that require getting up before noon on Saturday are hard to keep. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera handy to capture the visual gag I s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Five Great "Anti-Starbucks" Coffeehouses

    ​By "anti-Starbucks" I don't mean they've launched campaigns against the coffee behemoth (not that I know of, anyway), but that in terms of look, feel and menu they're the antithesis of the chain everybody loves to hate. The Gypsy DenOf the two locations (Costa Mesa and Santa Ana), I prefer the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    The Benefits Of Social Networks: Free Ice Cream For Your Friends

    Starbucks is giving away a total of 20,000 complimentary pints of its own-brand ice cream from now until July 19 (that's around 800 an hour). The catch? You have to be on Facebook, and you have to nominate a "Friend" to receive the coupon (redeemable at local grocery stores).I've not tried the froze ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    OC Restaurant Closures During May

    As well as at least four Starbucks, seven restaurants closed for good. This time it was the City of Orange and Santa Ana's turn to bear the brunt.In Orange, the Cask 'n Cleaver and Mustard's Cafe both shuttered; the latter will be replaced by gastropub Haven later this summer (August, officially). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Live From Earthquake Central!

    WikicommonsYou know what's funny? Earthquake coverage. To be specific: coverage of moderate earthquakes. NPR's coverage of the devastating Chengdu tremor in 2008 can be called many things, but not "funny" isn't one of them.When a 4.7 quake hits Southern California, as one did last night, you have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    It's a Quick Read: Silver 25 Edition

    UPDATED! Orange County Register: The first Orange County Starbucks targeted for closure is (drum roll, please) . . . the one at 24502 Del Prado, Dana Point. . . . Based on the photo that pops up (and out!) when you open this, a flotation device turned out for The Real Housewives of Orange C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Midastee Brews A Mighty Fine Cuppa In Brea

    I'm always in favor of the underdog, or at least giving them a shot, and, when it comes to eating out, that basically means anything that's not a chain.That's why it was nice to discover a new tea shop in Brea. The nearby Starbucks had closed anyways (it's about to be replaced by a branch of Yogurtl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Caffeine 'n' Cartoons

    So what's up with the dude on this coffee package? The label says "high octane," but he looks like he's just kinda chill. Maybe the motorcycle drank the coffee instead. I don't even like coffee much, but Starbucks keeps sending me stuff in the mail, like a $5 gift card recently -- II guess the make ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 27, 2007


    Add in a completely substandard produce section and meat that I could find cheaper elsewhere, and you have the perfect storm of crap

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Locals Only

    Gotta Rhyme: The Lost Art

  • Food

    August 17, 2006

    Not Just for the Sake of Crazy

    Have your tea and eat it too at Chuao Chocolatier in Irvine

  • Columns

    July 6, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 28 - July 4

  • Culture

    December 22, 2005

    Oye Como Va

    (Dont know what that means, but I like it)

  • Culture

    November 17, 2005

    Porn for the Paranoid

    Fabrice Gygi feels your fear

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
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    October 20, 2005
  • Unknown

    July 21, 2005
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    May 23, 2002
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    September 6, 2001
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    April 26, 2001
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    July 22, 1999
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